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planned? and mission not accomplished. russia aims its missiles at syria but reportedly ends up hitting its own ally, iran. we'll tell you why washington is now warning moscow to watch its back. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. i have a cold and this is "way too early." good morning. it's friday, october 9th. i'm jonathan capehart. the chaos continues on capitol hill this morning where house republicans are searching for a leader who can hold their caucus together. in today's "washington post," less than a year after a sweeping electoral triumph republicans are on the verge of ceasing to function as a national political party. and it began with this moment, when house majority leader kevin
mccarthy, john boehner's hand-picked successor as speaker, said he no longer believed he had what it takes. >> i think i shocked some of you, huh? we've been going through this campaign, talking to a lot of members, but the one thing i've always said to earn this majority was service. we should put this conference first. and i think there's something to be said for us to unite. we probably need a fresh face. i'll stay on as majority leader. but the one thing i found in talking to everybody, if we are going to unite and be strong, we need a new face to help do that. so, nothing more than that. i feel good about the decision. i don't want making voting for speaker a tough one. i don't want to go to the floor, and win with 220 votes. i think the best thing for our party right now is that you have 247 votes on the floor. if we are going to be strong, we got to be 100% united. and i think, you know what? let's put -- let's put the conference first.
>> mccarthy had failed to secure the support of a sizable chunk of hard-line conservatives, and he was facing a back lash over his comments about the benghazi committee's effect on hillary clinton's poll numbers. mccarthy's announcement at a lunch meeting minutes before his press conference left members who were eating barbecue stunned. some in the back of the room were straining to hear and didn't even understand what had just happened. "the washington post" reported, congressman peter king's comments that members were, quote, crying in the cloak room, unable to handle the unrest and confusion. this while washington asks, what next? speaker john boehner said yesterday that the vote on his successor will be delayed, and that he's prepared to stay on as long as necessary. two of the candidates who went in to yesterday's conference meeting vying for the job say they're still candidates. while others may be joining the fray. >> i really do believe it is time for a fresh start. that was the whole genesis of my campaign. i said that i would support the nominee on the floor, but we
don't have a nominee. so the fact that it's delayed, i will continue to campaign. >> to be clear, you are still running for the election? >> again, after i had -- [ inaudible ] and i'm running on that. >> kevin mccarthy will be the most important endorser for whoever ultimately becomes the speaker. >> now that last person you heard from there is congressman darrell issa the former chairman of the house committee on oversight in government reform who late yesterday evening was reported to be considering his own bid for speaker. and we'll be hearing from congressman issa in just a few minus on "morning joe." other potential contenders whose names are being thrown around include congressman lynn west moreland of georgia, john klein of the great state of minnesota and greg walden of oregon. but much of the attention is focused squarely on that guy, house ways and means committee
chairman paul ryan. the 2012 vice presidential nominee issued a statement within minutes of mccarthy's decision saying he's grateful, but reaffirming, quote, i will not be a candidate. but the pressure has been relentless, with speaker boehner reportedly phoning him twice yesterday trying to convince him. and congressman trey gowdy telling "the new york times." quote, i have spent more time trying to talk him into running than i did my wife into marrying me. 26 years later, she's still with me. i'm just asking paul for 14 months. for his party, ryan remained tight-lipped last night, chased by a pack of reporters leaving his capitol hill office. but there are signs he's considering it. late yesterday afternoon, ryan canceled his fund-raisers for the next 48 hours. the reaction is also coming in from republicans on the campaign trail. donald trump is actually taking credit for ending mccarthy's bid. >> you know kevin mccarthy is out. you know that, right?
and they're giving me a lot of credit for that because i said you really need somebody very, very tough, and very smart. it's bedlam in washington right now. bedlam. it's a mess. i've never seen anything like it. >> i say kudos to representative mccarthy. for putting others before himself. this is not something that we see very often in washington. and i hope it's a trait that will be emulad by others as time goes on. >> i think kevin mccarthy was a -- was a good person, a good man. i'm surprised that he dropped out. i don't follow that that carefully. i'm not going to interject myself into a political vote inside the house caucus. dan webster is one of the -- one of my closest friends in the political process. he is a principle, centered guy, you will never meet someone with the integrity of dan webster. there will be others that might emerge, as well. i just hope that they stay focused on making sure the people know they're trying to
solve problems for people. >> i don't know who's going to replace him. i hope it's a consensus candidate. somebody people can get along with. but if we have a meltdown in the house, we can't govern the house, then it's going to hurt our chances to win in 2016. >> now to few fund-raising totals on the republican said of the 2016 race and another big haul for senator ted cruz. the campaign announced yesterday that cruz raised more than $12 million in the third quarter. bringing his total for the year to more than $26 million. cruz raised about twice as much as senator marco rubio, who took in $6 million in the third quarter. but both candidates still trail ben carson, who raised $20 million over the same period. he leads the group of gop candidates who have already disclosed their figures. jeb bush's campaign hasn't released an exact number, though it's reportedly between 12 million and 20 million. and kentucky senator rand paul
announced raising just $2.5 million, further fuelling speculation that he may soon drop out. ben carson has irked some with comments on nazi germany and separately with comments about how victims might do more to stop gun violence. but in a section of his new book, he discusses how, by removing guns, and disseminating propaganda, the nazis carried out their agenda in europe with little resistance. >> if there had been no gun control laws in europe at that time, would 6 million jews have been slaughtered? >> i think the likelihood of hitler being able to accomplish his goals would have been greatly diminished if people had been armed. >> because they had a powerful military machine, as you know, the nazis. >> i understand that. >> they could have simply gone in and they didnities. >> you realize there was a reason they took the guns first. >> you believe if they had guns maybe it could have been eased, is that what you're saying? >> i'm telling you that there is a reason that this dictatorial
people take the guns first. >> donald trump traveled to las vegas yesterday, bringing with him his message of making america great again. talking for more than an hour he noted the fact that he didn't get enough courage about his crowd size saying he draws larger crowds than senator bernie sanders. trump also claimed the photo of him on a recent cover of "people" magazine was unflattering. leading to this moment. >> i love "people" magazine. i love the people at "people" magazine. the story was nice but i didn't like what they did. they scoot around -- i said, just leave me alone. but melonia looked good, i looked like hell. i have a feeling they picked the picture. they might have picked it. i don't know. but i've been on -- there it is. come here. >> oh! oh, mr. trump! >> where are you from? >> i'm from columbia! >> columbia! >> and is this a setup? did i ever meet you before?
huh? >> i'm hispanic and i vote for mr. trump! we vote for mr. trump! yes! mr. trump! we love you! we love you! on the way to the white house! >> and trump didn't shy away from calling out his opponents, one by one. but he saved his most blistering attacks -- marco rubio. >> remember the response on live television to the president's state of the union speech? so they pick him. because he's a young, rising star. and he's talking. and he's sweating. sweating. and i'm watching, i'm saying, is he going to be okay? you know. and he's sweating. and he keeps sweating. and the water's pouring down all over. and finally he goes -- and i said, was that live
television? then i attacked carly's record, because her record running a business is a disaster. but she's got that good pitter patter like a machine gun. but i said if you listen for ten minutes you get a headache. you get a headache. boy the press loves her. they love her. i see these polls where i'm at 29%, she's at 6% and they're saying, here's the head line, carly is surging! i'm at 29%. surging. >> opponents of hillary clinton are still on the attack over what they're calling a flip-flop on president obama's signature trade deal. here's what jeb bush had to say about her decision. >> i found it interesting that hillary clinton, in her book that she apparently sent me, talks glowingly about supporting the trans-pacific trade agreement, and now has come out four-square against it because, again, popular sentiment in the here and now, apparently on the left is opposed to this. and that kind of leadership is exactly what we don't need anymore. we need people that have thought it through, have a backbone,
persuade people towards their cause, whether it's popular or not, stick with it, and make things happen. >> and it's not just republican candidates who are speaking out. about clinton's change of heart on tpp. in this morning's "washington post," the editorial board of which i am a part is writing about what they call clinton's disappointing choice on the trans-pacific partnership. quote, the most hopeful thing to be said about this deeply disappointing abandonment of the president she served, and the internationalist tendency in democratic ideology she once embodied is that it is so transparently political. now to the escalating situation in syria. this morning, both moscow and tehran are denying claims from u.s. defense officials that four of 26 cruise missiles fired by russia wednesday targeting syrian rebels mistakenly landed in iran. washington is also fuming because moscow never gave fair warning that it was firing over air space used by american aircraft. however, the u.s. issued a warning of its own.
addressing nato defense ministers yesterday, u.s. defense secretary ashton carter predicted that in the coming days, quote, the russians will begin to suffer from casualties in the form of reprisal attacks. according to the bbc, saudi arabia, backed by qatar and turkey are already preparing to counter moscow's moves by stepping up weapons and other supplies to syrian rebels. this morning the u.s. airman who helped take down a would-be terrorist in france is recovering from a stabbing in his hometown of sacramento. surveillance video from a store across the street appears to show spencer stone fighting with more than one person, two groups of people pushing and shoving and throwing punches before everyone eventually scatters, as a police cruiser arrives. investigators are now looking for two men who sped away from the scene. we're told the airman is now in stable condition after undergoing surgery. today, president obama will head to roseburg, oregon, to be the families of the victims of
last week's umpqua community college shooting that left ten people dead. it comes as the obama administration waits taking executive action to institute new gun control laws requiring high volume sellers to enforce background checks. two years ago, a bipartisan senate proposal on background checks failed. the roseburg community is divided on the president's visit, after he called for politicizing the massacre. a facebook page has been created for protests scheduled for this morning. nearly 8,000 people have said they are attending the defend roseburg, deny barack obama. the president will arrive later this afternoon to meet privately with families. still ahead on "way too early," mlb highlights as road teams continue to dominate the playoffs. and no team wants to continue that trend more than the chicago cubs. and the rain is long gone but residents in south carolina still can't catch a break. with new evacuation orders in place right now. bill karens is here with more on the concerns along the carolina
just for men. oh, the fun begins. time now for sports. ready? are you ready for this, bill? we begin with playoff baseba, bill. both a.l. divisions -- >> that's the once -- >> -- a bat and a ball. yeah we'll start with the late game after eliminating the yankees in the wild card match-up on tuesday the astros were on the road again and jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against kansas city after a 47-minute rain delay. houston decided to leave in starting pitcher mchugh who allowed just four hits and one walk over six innings of work. not bad. rasmussen added a second postseason home run and the astros take game one by a score of 5-2. look at that. now to toronto for the blue jays and the rangers in the other alds match-up. big bats made the difference for texas. a two-run homer in the fifth
inning, and a solo shot in the seventh and the rangers downed the jays 5-3. >> now they had -- vegas has toronto as the favorite to win the world series. so this was a -- >> you still want to do weather? >> no. >> both teams lost their starting third baseman to injury in the game. rangers slugger adrian beltre left in the third inning with a strained muscle in his lower back. it's still unclear whether bell tray will be available for game two this afternoon. and josh donaldson exited for precautionary reasons in the fifth inning after he took a knee to the head on a take-out slide. look at that. wow. the jays announced that donaldson has cup cushion protocol but he will be re-evaluated today. interesting to note that road teams are 4-0 in the postseason. so far. the cubs hope they can continue that trend as they head to st. louis to face the cardinals in their national league series opener tonight. as do the mets, bill. who will take on the dodgers in l.a. for their game one match-up later on. now, to the nfl, and an afc
south match-up between the colts and the texans. to indianapolis 40-year-old quarterback matt hasselbeck filling in under center for andrew luck who missed his second straight game with a shoulder injury. hasselbeck tossed a pair of touchdown passes to receiver andre johnson, including a two-yard reception in the fourth quarter to lead the colts to a 27-20 victory over houston. hey, bill, guess what time it is? >> is it weather time? >> it is weather time. >> don't want to talk sports anore? >> i mean if you want to. come on. >> i can talk -- >> hobble back. >> south carolina. >> yeah. >> obviously we had all the horrendous pictures all week long. there is some more rain coming. just looking at the river levels. a lot of them going down so much, this additional rainfall that's projected this weekend really shouldn't cause many problems at all. we're expecting about an inch of rain over the flood zone from columbia, myrtle beach, down to charleston and georgetown and that primarily is going to be on saturday. we are dealing with some very heavy rain in texas. we've got some rain this morning
in missouri, southern portions of kansas. and if you're in northern new england one of those days that unfortunately is going to knock down a lot of those leaves. like all morning long some light rain out there and the leaves are near peak in northern new england. hopefully they'll hold for the weekend. also watching showers and storms, 4:00 to 8:00 those storms will be along this front through the i-95 corridor. so from washington, d.c. to philly to new york it is possible that you'll be driving home today in a brief downpour. showers probably only last about 30 minutes in the storms, and then they will be gone. gusty winds at worst. we're not expecting any hail or tornadoes or anything like that. the weekend forecast, today much cooler in the great lakes. the west is going to be very warm. the middle of the country, all the way up to billings, montana, 85 on saturday. a very warm, unusual middle of october, middle of the country this weekend. and by the time we get to sunday everyone is looking at a pretty nice forecast. showers and storms in miami. but we're holding onto that warmth and some of the leaves are nearing peak. great lakes and the rockies and also northern new england. so a lot of leaf peepers out
there this weekend. >> i'm going to leave that alone, bill. in case you haven't heard -- >> did you get a visual? >> in case you haven't heard congress is in desperate nd of a house speaker. the situation so dire there's now an ad on craigslist. "way too early" is back in a moment. you never know when it'll be your moment to shine. so don't trust your smile to any regular toothpaste. improved crest 3d white brilliance
time for a check on the morning's other headlines. and for that we head to the control room, to louis bergdorf. >> thanks, jonathan. now one democratic congressman is having some fun at the expense of house republicans drugling to find a new house speaker. congressman mark takano of california tweeting it seems like we're having a hard time finding the next speaker so i created a craigslist ad to boost our search. the mock ad reads are you an american citizen? do you have experience negotiating hostage situations? are you red did for the challenge of a lifetime? then this is the job for you. as for the requirements, the ad asks for a proven ability to work with irrational people who is your sue narrow priorities at the expense of millions of others. proficiency in word, excel and powerpoint, baby-sitting experience strongly preferred. and as we all know no congressional experience is necessary. now, jonathan, before you go running to apply, i should tell you the ad was really a screen shot. it was not actually ever posted to craigslist. but it was pretty funny.
now, we've been talking a lot about ben carson's controversial comments here. so last night the daily show's trevor noah couldn't resist adding his own two cents. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say hey guys, everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> take action. >> yes, that's right. ha, ha, ha. hey, guys, show of hands, who's in for rushing the gunman? one, two, three -- gunman hold on a second please, i'm counting the people. four, five -- susan is that a hand, susan? put it up or down, susan. i need clarity, please. i need clarity. now, a lot of people ask, what does carson know about confronting a gunman? well, as it turns out, plenty. >> have you ever been in the face of danger? >> i have had a gun held on me when i was in a popeye's organization. guy comes in, puts the gun in my ribs. and i -- i just said, i believe
that you want the guy behind the counter. and he said oh, okay. >> you said no i'm not the one you want and they followed? >> they -- they did. >> yeah. so ben carson was in a popeye's chicken, a guy pulls a gun on him and ben carson says, don't shoot me. shoot the guy behind the counter. now, this puts into perspective on mass shootings in a whole new light. he says he would try to get everyone to rush the gunman. but i have a feeling it would be more like, hey, guys, everybody attack him. and finally kanye west is back in the headlines this morning with some more bold comments. this time regarding his recent turn to the fashion industry. yesterday the rapper and designer stated in an interview with show studio that the fashion industry discriminated against him for not being gay. now the rapper went on to compare his situation with those of other trailblazers in pop culture referencing rapper frank
ocean and caitlyn jenner. he said, quote, it takes amazing talents to break down barriers. everyone thought when frank ocean dropped that it was going to be bad for his career. the people that break the stereotypes make history. jonathan, i'll leave you with that. >> you know what? i think we'll just leave it alone. >> okay. >> that does it for me and "way too early." coming up on "morning joe," we're live on capitol hill where republicans are now scrambling to find a house speaker, after majority leader kevin mccarthy's last-minute change of heart. congressman darrell issa joins us. we'll find out if the reports are true, that he's considering throwing his hat in the ring. plus, two republican presidential candidates, also on the guest list this morning. front-runner donald trump. and senator lindsey graham. that and much more coming up next on "morning joe." the great beauty of owning a property is that you can create wealth through capital appreciation, and this has been denied to many south africans for generations.
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