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selective outrage. president trump criticizes al franken after sexual misconduct allegations. now the white house says believe franken's accuser but not the president's many accusers. >> senator franken has admitted wrong doing and the president hasn't. >> all of this while the president says mum on whether he believes the charges against
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republican candidate roy moore. susan collins weighs in on that next and senate showdown. house republicans pass a sweeping tax bill. >> this is a very big milestone. >> now the fight is heating up in the senate. >> we do a tax -- >> regular order. >> this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old. >> democrats hope to kill the bill. can they convince enough republicans to join them? is bernie sanders is here in moments. plus, will some lower income families actually see a tax increase? mick mulvaney will explain his view. >> hello i'm jake tapper and the state of our union is reckoning. a scathing new editorial from alabama's largest news net work is calling on alabama voters to support democratic candidate doug jones over roy moore saying the election is a quote, turning
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point for women in alabama. they write, quote, the seriousness of these incidents including one involving a 14-year-old child cannot be overstated. do not let this conversation be muddled. this election has become a referendum on whether we will accept this kind of behavior from our leaders, unquote. it's a conversation that's spread to the halls of the u.s. capitol when a woman accused al franken of groping and kissing her without her consent in 2006. >> joining us now is republican senator susan collins of maine. i want to get to taxes in a moment but i do want to start with the alabama senate race where roy moore has been accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl, sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. you've urged moore to withdraw from the race but you also said that if he wins the senate would have no choice but to seat him. i do wonder though, if moore is elected, i understand he would have to be seated, but would you want the senate to vote to expel
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him? >> it's too early for me to say what the ethics committee recommendation would be, and obviously i came out against roy moore very early. in fact, before these terrible allegations were levied against him because i was concerned about his performance as a member of the alabama supreme court. he had been removed twice for failing to follow lawful orders and also because of his comments on muslims and lgbt individuals. so these allegations are extremely disturbing, but under the constitution, the test on whether or not you seat someone is whether they satisfied the age and residency requirements, so we would have to seat him, but i hope we don't get there.
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i think we're getting ahead of ourselves and i hope that the voters of alabama choose not to elect him. >> would you rather serve with doug jones, the democrat than with roy moore? >> i don't know doug jones at all, but i've never supported roy moore and i hope that he does not end up being in the united states senate. >> and just to be clear, and then we'll move on from roy moore, you believe the women. you think that these are credible allegations that he assaulted -- sexually assaulted a 16-year-old and sexually molested a 14-year-old girl? >> i do. i read his explanation. i listened to his radio interview, and i did not find his denials to be convincing at all. so from my perspective these are credible allegations against him. >> the white house has not commented on whether the allegations are credible, but president trump did attack senator al franken after the
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allegations against him. they were asked the white house this week, why are the allegations between -- against franken different from the allegations -- multiple allegations from at least 13 different women against president trump. listen to how sarah sanders answered. >> specifically, senator franken has admitted wrong doing and the president hasn't. i think that's a very clear distinction. >> it's an odd thing to say in some ways. do you buy the notion that trump's accusers are not credible because the president denies the allegations? >> i did not support president trump. he was not my candidate for president, and part of the reason why were allegations about how he treated women. i made my decision before the hollywood access tape came out, but i was not a supporter of president trump for the republican nomination. >> let's turn to taxes.
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you said this week that republicans made a big mistake when they changed the tax bill to include this repeal of the affordable care act's individual mandate because that -- removing that could raise taxes or payments, health care payments, premiums for millions of americans. if that provision stays in the tax bill, will that mean a no vote from you? >> well, first of all, i think
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the premium increase will outweigh any tax cut that a middle income person might get from this tax bill. if that data point doesn't change i just want to drill in on this point, will you have to vote no if there isn't the relief that you're looking for either by tinkering with this bill or through the legislation you just offered? >> the bill is going to be subject to the senate floor and i'm filing amendments myself. in part to provide more relief to middle income families and to deal with the very problem that
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you have identified. the fact is that if you do pull this piece of the affordable care act out, for some middle income families, the increased premium is going to cancel out the tax cut that they would get and that's why it's so important that we pass the two pieces of legislation that i've talked about and it's also why we need to restore the tax deduction for state and local taxes the way that the house did. that will help our middle income taxpayers get more tax relief. i also want to keep the tax rate at right where it is at 39.6% for people who are making a million dollars or more a year rather than lowering it as the senate bill would do. >> senator hatch got angry at democrats this week for suggesting that this tax bill is a giveaway to the rich. take a listen.
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>> i really resent anybody that says i'm doing this for the rich. listen. i've honored you by allowing you to spout off here and what you said was not right. >> let's drill down on the actual issue that they're debating here. based on the numbers you've seen, does this tax bill benefit the rich more than it does the middle class? >> it benefits people of all tax brackets, but what i want to do is to skew more of that relief to middle and low income families. so senate bill starts to do that. it doubles the child care -- the child tax credit from 1,000 to $2,000 and it's makes part of it refundable to very low income individuals who don't pay any tax at all. it doubles the standard
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deductions, so that a couple making $24,000 would pay no income tax at all. so i don't think those allegations are fair, but never theless, there are provisions of the bill that i would like to see changed, and keeping that top rate for individuals where it is for people making more than $1 million is one change, and i would also like to see the business taxes, which do need to be reduced in order to insent vise the creation of higher wages in this country, but it does not need to be reduced all the way to 20% for large businesses. >> all right. senator susan collins, always a pleasure to have you on. thank you so much. >> thank you, jake. as republicans battle over the details in the tax bill, will americans actually see the tax cuts president trump promised? the white house budget director is here next. stay with us. if you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis,...
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welcome back to state of the union. i'm jake tapper. right now it's the tale of two republican tax plans on capitol hill. tax republicans passed a tax cut which speaker paul ryan hailed as a defining moment for our country, but in the senate republicans are working to pass a tax bill with some significant differences including on key points such as the corporate tax rate and state and local deductions. according to members president trump told house republicans in a closed door meeting that the senate would quote, come around, but there are a lot of lingering questions including will middle class americans get the tax break that president trump promised them. here to discuss this is the director of the budget. you just heard susan collins, she's a crucial swing vote. she says your plan to repeal the individual mandate is part of the tax bill would raise premiums, drive up the number of uninsured americans. is president trump open to the idea of dropping the provision of repealing the obamacare
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mandate? >> i don't think anybody doubts where the white house is on repealing and replacing obamacare. we absolutely want to do it. if we can repeal part of obamacare as part of the tax bill and have a tax bill that is still a good tax bill that can pass that's great. if it becomes an impediment to getting the best tax bill that we can we're okay with taking it out. >> as of now do you think it's impediment? >> i don't. because you heard senator collins say something very important, if they do get rid of this penalty the folk who is benefit are those that make less than $50,000 a year. 58% of the folks who pay the fine make less than 50 and almost 80% of the people that pay that fine today make $100,000 so there's a benefit if the repeal goes away but it's up to the house and senate to hammer through those details. >> the nonpartisan joint committee on taxation analyzed the tax bill and found that they think it would effectively raise
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taxes. let me read you part of the findings. if it becomes law americans earning $30,000 a year or below would pay higher taxes in 200021. now, i understand that some people might argue that eliminating obamacare subsidies is not the same thing as increasing taxes. but whatever you want to call it, lower income people will have less money so i guess the big question is how can republicans and the white house propose a bill that would simultaneously cut taxes for the wealthiest americans while effectively creating more of a burden for those earning less than $30,000 a year? >> the white house is not going to sign a bill that raises taxes for the middle class, but what you just read gets deep in the weeds of scoring those particular tax bills and one of the fundamental asaumplsumption getting rid of a mandate means folks are going to start to give
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stuff up. if they don't want it they don't have to have it but changing the mandate doesn't kick people off of policies. most of the folks covered by obamacare are covered by the medicaid expansion and the individual mandate would have no impact on that. so you've moved down into the details of scoring. it's difficult to get at what is going to happen in this complex economy of ours but the bottom shrine is if we really believe that whatever comes out of the house and senate conference committee raises the taxes for the middle class the president is not going to sign it. >> i understand that whether or not a subsidy, taking away a subsidy is the same thing as raising taxes but the bottom line is we're talking about thousands of dollars for individual families that cant afford it while we're talking about people in the higher income levels are going to get millions of dollars of tax relief. you heard susan collins say she would like to skew more relief to lower and middle income families. isn't there an obvious path to have more of this relief go to
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poem who make less than $100,000 a year and less of it go to the people who honestly aren't wanting in the sense of whether it's a thousand dollars subsidy it doesn't affect their lives? >> i have to smile because every time i come on your network we have a discussion about how the proposed tax bill that will go to lower the rich. the bottom line is this. the president has been trying to get from the very beginning is focused on two things. how can ordinary americans, hardworking taxpayers pay less and pay whatever they pay simpler. that's principle number one and how do we get that corporate tax rate down as low as we can. that's what continues to drive our interest in this bill. the house bill that passed last week preserves that. everything we've seen so far about the senate bill is taking shape this week and that's what's driving the interest in this. as long as the house and the senate stay within the guardrails we'll be okay. >> the analyzed the senate bill.
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they said americans earning $75,000 a year or less would also face tax increases because of the senate's plan to allow individual tax cuts to expire at the end of 2025. why are the corporate tax cuts permanent and the ones for individuals sunseted? >> just the way they're scored and a lot of this discussion and this is what's so hard to explain to folks. this is where washington does speak a different language. so much of what you're see, all these intricacies, this expires after five years, maybe this is permanent, maybe this is not. maybe the estate tax doubles and again goes away is to try to shoe horn the bill into the rules of the senate. it requires 60 votes on just about everything. in order to get the 50 vote we get under reconciliation we have to follow these very specific requirements of the budget act of 1974. it doesn't speak to the quality of the policy. it's trying to essentially manipulate the numbers and gain
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the system so you can -- >> but using a square peg. >> and every piece of legislation has done it since we've been using reconciliation not the least of which is obamacare. i think it costs a lot less than that. it generates money. that $1.5 trillion in and of itself is a gimmick because it's a completely static forecast. the cbo refuses to give any value at all to the dynamic effect of lowering taxes and letting people keep more of their own money. this is what we live with in washington, d.c. we're so detached of the ordinary world that we have discussions like this. instead of saying is it better for you to be able to keep more of your money? we think that it is. is it better to encourage people to set up business and hire people here? we think that it is. will benefits flow to ordinary working families, we think that it will. it's difficult to translate those policies into these rules there the senate. >> thank you so much for being here. >> thanks, jack. >> democrats, do they need to
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i really resent anybody saying i'm doing this for the rich. give me a break. >> regular order. >> and over and over again. >> wait just a second. >> how many times do we do this -- >> i like you personally very much, but i'm telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old after a while and to do it right at the end of this was just not right.
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>> high tensions and personal jabs on capitol hill this week as senators battle over the new tax bill. the future of the legislation is anything but certain. republicans are struggling to secure the needed votes and democrats are doing everything in their power to stop the bill. joining me now is bernie sanders who caucuses with the democrats. he's also the ranking member of the senate budget committee. god to see you as always. president trump is accusing democrats as being obstructionists on the tax issue. he tweeted if they didn't understand the power of lower taxes we would get many of their ideas into the bill. what's your response? >> well, that's total nonsense. democrats have been completely shut out of this process just as they were shut out of the health care legislation process. here the the fact and trump should understand this. what this legislation is about is fulfilling the promises, republican promises made to wealthy campaign contributors. there is a reason why the
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billionaire class provides hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign contributions to republicans. and now is pay back time. what this legislation is about, jake, is giving 50% of the tax ben fits to the top 1% and at the end of ten years in the house bill, forcing almost 50% of the middle class to actually pay more in taxes. what this legislation is about absolutely insanely is repealing the estate tax, a $269 billion tax break, not for the top 1%, but for the top two tenths of 1 pkts, a handful of the wealthiest families in this country like the walton family and the coke brothers family and other very wealthy families and by the way, by the way, jake, one other point. when they run up a $1.5 trillion
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deficit as they will in this legislation they're going to come back and that's what paul ryan is saying, they're going to come back with massive cuts to social security, medicare and medicaid because they say oh, my goodness, the deficit in the national debt are too high. this is a terrible piece of legislation and it must be defeated. >> so republicans' response to the idea that 50% is going to the top 1% is the top 1% pays disproportionate amount of taxes. i do want to better understand your objection to this aspect of the bill. is it the size of the tax cut going to the wealthy that bothers you or the idea that the wealthy are getting any tax cut at all? >> well, first of all, what the republicans are forgetting about is yeah, the rich pay more in taxes, because we have massive income and wealth and equality in america. 52% of all new income in america is going to the top 1%. yeah, the rich are going to be paying more in taxes. but does anybody watching this program really believe that the sma jor crisis facing our country when the middle class is
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shrinking, when our infrastructure is falling apart, when young people can't afford to go to college and are leaving school deeply in debt, when 28 million people have no health insurance, does anyone really think that the major crisis facing this country is the need to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very richest people in this country? >> a center piece of this tax bill is a significant reduction in the corporate tax rate. is it not true that lowering corporate tax rates would encourage more companies to set up shop here in the united states and discourage them from doing -- >> it's not true. >> it's not true? >> no it's not true in this sense. first of all the republicans are not telling the truth about the effective corporate tax rate. nominally it's 35%. sek of all what they are trying to do is pass what is called a territorial tax program which will in fact lower taxes for corporations that invest abroad. in fact, a very serious argument
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can be made that their legislation will result in the exodus of jobs from the united states, companies going abroad, paying lower taxes there. our job right now is to end the on surdity of one out off five major corporations today not paying a nickel in taxes. their legislation would make it worse and by the way, what they are also doing is making permanent -- making permanent the corporate tax breaks, making temporary the tax breaks that benefit working families and the middle class. absolutely crazy. >> as you know, the senate tax bill underwent a major change and it now includes repealing the individual mandate that is part of obamacare. are you and senator schumer quickly denounced the move that it would throw 13 million off of health insurance. the washington post fact checker gave schumer two for that
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because they no longer have to pay a fine. explain to me how is giving people a choice whether or not to have health care and not having a fine anymore, how is that throwing 13 million people off of health insurance. >> well, there will be -- we already have 28 million people who are no health insurance. every other country on earth guarantees health care to all people. what would happen is 13 million more people would not have health insurance. now, some people say well, if i'm 25 years of age and i'm healthy, hey, no problem. i'm not going to buy health insurance. you know what? 25-year-olds come down and are diagnosed with leukemia, they get hit by buses and you know who has to pick up the bill for those 25-year-olds? you are, i am and everybody else in america who is now paying for health insurance. the studies indicate that with you repeal the individual mandate, what you're going to see is premiums go up for everybody else by about 10% because your pool of consumers will be older and sicker. our job is to join the rest of the industrialized world,
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guarantee health care to all people and the absurdity of our country paying twice as much per capita as any other country, not have a situation where 13 million more americans don't have health insurance. >> you've weighed in on the allegations against your fellow progressive senator al franken saying that you quote, agree for the calls of an ethics investigation into this deeply troubling incident. i have a question about this new environment that we're in. a lot of people are re-examining past allegations against folks like president bill clinton. your colleague said this week that bill clinton should have resigned after it came out that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a white house intern. do you agree with senator gill brand? >> i don't think that at this point our goal is to look back 20 years or 30 years. our goal is to go forward and our goal is to understand that we have a real crisis in this country today within the
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political world, within the corporate world, within the media world where women are being harassed every single day. and our job is to change that culture, but it's not only harassment on the job. right now we're seeing the situation in washington and in states all over this country, a major effort to take away a woman's right to control her own body. major struggles to take away women's reproductive rights. women are making 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. the world has changed and we have not caught up with that and obviously what has got to happen is women have been to be treated as equal citizens, have to be comfortable at work and have to be first class citizens in this country which is now not the case. >> do you think that al franken should resign? >> i think that's a decision for al franken an the people of the state of minnesota. my understanding is that al is a very poplar senator. people in minnesota think that he is doing a good job and his
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political future will rest with the people of minnesota. >> thank you so much, senator sanders. always nice to have you on the show. >> thank you. >> president trump attacking al franken over sexual assault allegations. what about the president's own accusers? the white house says there's a big difference between trump and franken. plus, as the president gets ready for his first turkey pardon, could anyone else sneak in for a pardon of their own? stay with us. 15 succeeded in setting their houses on fire. at christmas, there was a lot of driving over the river and through the woods and a little bit of skidding on the ice and taking out grandma's garage door. so while you're celebrating, allstate will be standing by. trouble never takes a holiday. neither should your insurance. that's allstate's stand. are you in good hands? ♪
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is it your view that the president should have stepped down given the allegations? >> yes, i think that is the appropriate response. >> this was a painful time not only in our marriage, but in our country as i've written about, but it was investigated fully. it was addressed at the time. he was held accountable. >> that was democratic senator
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saying that bill clinton should have probably resigned after the scandal became public and hillary clinton saying he was indeed held accountable. my panel is with me now. congresswoman kelly, what do you think? should bill clinton have resigned looking back at it? >> i think it doesn't make sense to go back 20 years to talk about what should have happened then. i think he did pay his penitence and he did go through impeachment so -- but i think to relitigate now doesn't make sense. >> what do you think? >> well, a lot of the allegations against bill clinton were never litigated, were never discussed openly. hillary clinton and her team spent a lot of time putting down the women who were trying to level these allegations. i think if we're looking back 40 years on a senate candidate you can look back 20 years on a former president whose wife is still very active as an opponent to bill clinton. and -- >> to donald trump. >> i'm sorry.
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to donald trump. let me tell you this too. senator gill brand, i used to look at her as senator schumer's kind of puppet. that's how the republicans -- that's how we discuss her but this is not who we know in new york. this is something very different and she's become an independent voice and people in new york are looking at her differently. not just because of this, but because of other things she's doing very independently. there's nobody on the north eastern senate delegation who's done as much as she has let's say for example the hurricane sandy victims and i think she's a real comer for the presidency. >> what do you think? >> i will say i worked for president clinton during impeachment and during the whole process and i do think being a president who was impeached was a punishment for this. i have to say he faced a lot more punishment than the current
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president who has 16 accusers, so if you're going to look at people and say we can look 20 years ago at a former president, we can look in the last decade at a current president. and i find it outrageous that donald trump won't speak about roy moore who's accused of that. he hasn't said very much. >> he's not going to speak about it every hour. >> but the white house has said. >> give me a break. >> the white house has said that the president finds the allegations disturbing and if true, he should step down, but they haven't said whether or not he thinks the allegations are true. >> i want to go back in terms of the talk about account ability. i think there's an argument that bill clinton was held accountable. the question is was hillary clinton for her role? donald trump made the case that she was an enabler. she has never fully answered that question. even in that interview which i found stunning she said that people misremembered or misinterpreting the history of that. i mean, she publicly said if she
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had the chance to cross examine jennifer flowers she would crucify her and then she said victims should be believed. so hillary clinton hasn't been held accountable for her whole. she refuses to answer questions of it and i think that is the reason why she lost the 2016 election because donald trump was able to throw that in her face and she did not want to confront it. >> this is ridiculous. i'm sorry. this is ridiculous. >> it's not ridiculous. >> hold on. >> donald trump's own sins, no one's going to hold him accountable for. excuse me. if you're going to hold hillary clinton accountable for what her husband did then why can't you say donald trump -- >> i do all the time. >> has 16 accusers. >> you need to tell that to someone else. >> let's have a proceeding about it. >> she does say it all the time, to be fair. >> but for republicans at large, why do we have to say, what is the process for adjudicating the
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women today who are making these accusations? >> and also when trump's bus ride came out melania took up for him and no one's holding her accountable. >> she's not running for office. that would be an issue. >> but she's also not running in opposition. >> hillary is not running the opposition either. >> all these people claim to attack -- >> i know you would like her to be running the opposition but she's not. >> she definitely is. >> how? >> by funding organizations and raising money and all her former supporters attacking donald trump. she's. >> the fallacy of the russian investigation. >> let's turn back to the issue of sexual harassment. so president trump had done a pretty good job of being disciplined in terms of not saying anything about roy moore while the white house put out the official line that i said earlier but when it came to al franken he could not resist and he went on to twitter and
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attacked al franken and obviously saying that the allegations against franken were credible when the white house was asked, well, what's the difference between the many accusers against donald trump and the one accuser against al franken not that numbers matter but there does seem to be a double standard, this is what the press secretary said. >> specifically senator franken has admitted wrong doing and the president hasn't. i think that's a very clear distinction. >> i think it's ludicrous. he's basically saying never admit to it and there's a new standard. it's ridiculous. i'm glad senator franken should go through an investigation. i think the fact he wants to attack other people when he has faced accusations that are the same, you know, multiple numbers of accusations is ridiculous. i don't know how republicans defend this. >> also he did admit it on the bus. >> the access hollywood tape. >> i love the way people want to paint that as an admission
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instead of a joke. i understand it feeds into your narrative. >> what about the 16 women? >> i don't believe anybody's allegations. i said i don't believe allegations in the final weeks of a political campaign should be believed just absolutely and automatically. >> let's investigate them. >> let me tell you this. if the people of alabama have their choice and i think that if these allegations against moore are true then he should step down. >> do you believe them? >> i don't know that i believe anything that comes out of people's mouths in the last five weeks of a campaign. >> also you said it's a joke, that that's part of the problem too that men think this is a joke. and that's -- that's a problem. >> but you can't point this me too stuff at everyone. >> the problem with this me too stuff is it always goes too far. it always goes too far. >> unless it happens to you. >> good to come out of this, i hope there's a consensus one day that sexual abuse, harassment,
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et cetera is disqualifying for federal office or any other political office. i hope that's what comes out of this and there's a fair standard applied to republicans, democrats, progressives, libertarians across the board. that would be the best thing. >> michael just said something interesting. you think it's -- you just said that you think it ludicrous for him to be thrown out of the senate. >> absolutely. >> why? >> first of all i think that the senate can investigate. they can do whatever they want. i think the senator has done good things for his side of the aisle. he's been an advocate for issues that matter to women. to bring up things in the past, it's not that far, it's ten years. he's a grown man. i'm not an al franken fan, but i think throwing people out of office for this kind of thing unless it's something that's litigated, something they're found guilty of, i think that's overkill. and i -- listen, here's what's going to happen next. as this me too thing goes
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forward, what's going to happen next there's going to be charges filed or accusations made gengs trump campaign people or trump white house people. right now they are calling -- >> you're speculating or you know something. >> i'm speculating. this agenda is pointing to donald trump. this is all about getting to donald trump and if they're willing to throw bill clinton under the bus, you know they're going for donald trump. >> do you think al franken should resign? >> i think that's up to the people of minnesota. >> he's not up until 2020. i think there should be a fair standard applied to everyone. i think it's outrageous that a sitting senator did this on a uso tour with lots of other people around. i think he should be so ashamed and embarrassed -- >> he is. >> if he's going to continue to be a senator he needs to have a public, explanation and do the interview process, go talk to
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that woman. i want standards reinforce for places like the united states senate. i think the governor of alabama should remove him from the race. i want standards. >> it's not independent. it's a problem if hollywood, d.c. and in between, people that just go to work every day. it's a problem for them too. >> thanks one and all for being here. the conversation will continue as president trump gets ready for his first thanksgiving in office. will he use his pardoning power for more than just the turkeys? that's the subject this week of the state of the cartoon. weekends are my time. i need an insulin that fits my schedule. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ (announcer) tresiba® is used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes. don't use tresiba® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis, during episodes of low blood sugar, or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. don't share needles or insulin pens. don't reuse needles. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
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thanksgiving week. president trump will make use of his pardons and save two turkeys. this week's state of the cart-union. >> i love to eat the food we have in here. >> before the big meal the president has a big job. the annual turkey pardon. >> please mention turkey, okay. talk turkey. >> tradition with roots dating all the way back to harry s. truman. turkeys are generally picked for the honor for their beauty, pluage, tail feathers, beards. not the first pardon, that honor went to sheriff joe arpaio.
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>> i mean, he knows borders, right? amazing guy. tough guy but an amazing guy. >> which makes us wonder who else might be watching the proceedings this week with longing. perhaps donald trump jr. >> my son is a wonderful young man. he took a meeting with a russian lawyer. >> or paul manafort, the president's former campaign chair. >> i always found paul manafort to be a very decent man. >> what about former adviser michael flynn? >> he's a general. in my opinion, a very good person. >> we should note that flynn initially failed to disclose he was lobbying for turkey, but that was the government of turkey, not the bird. either way, we will all be watching with interest. >> hillary accidently bumped into me and she very simply said pardon me. i don't think so. >> a big breaking story. president fired and replaced. he has just hours to step down.
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