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2008, going towards republicans in each of the past presidential elections. voters, 62% of rural voted for republicans. 34% voting for hillary clinton. pa in montanam. am is in montana. c-span and iten to have to laugh at everyone's thoughts on how they would like everything changed. but they do not want to change themselves. for instance, the lady from california who says she is traveling all over the country and loves everybody. do not go for oil off my coast. where does she think the oil will come from and where will
she get the gasoline to travel all over the country? ,he man from maine is so angry because it is 20 minutes to get to the doctor, or the lady who said that the -- said that. she does not know what rural america is like, if you live there, you could be 20 minutes or five hours to get to a doctor. you have to make some concessions and life to enjoy rural america. they do not know what rural is. host: what are the concessions you are making in your life right now? caller: i chose -- montana has always been my home. the only thing irritating me is these people leaving california and coming up here, or new york, or wherever they come from, and come to montana and big beautiful homes because they get millions of dollars for what
they sell in california, and they come and still keep a vacation home wherever they choose to live from, and they vote out the things we have always held dear as far as logging and exploration, mining, etc. they vote them out because they do not want that in their backyard. why did they move to these areas and insist on having it like the place they left? it is a confusing time and we are a selfish type of people. host: thank you for the golf from montana. more of your calls from rural americans. we have lines for rural americans in the eastern and central time zone at 202-748-8000. mountain and pacific time zones, 202-748-8001. we will get back to your calls and a second. some of the news on capitol hill , how to story yesterday
remove him of pennsylvania, a republican previous announced he would retire from congress after reports that he paid ac grid settlement to a staffer who accused men -- who accused him of harassment resign outright yesterday. the resignation came as the house ethics committee continued to probe into his behavior at could have resulted in serious sanctions. the former aide alleged he said he had romantic feelings for her when she became involved with another man and he retaliated after she rejected his advances. the story notes that meehan did not want to leave with questions violating the trust of taxpayers and would repay the $39,000 settlement that was paid as a severance payment to his former staffer. the other story out of capitol hill getting a lot of attention, republican-led house intelligence committee releases long-awaited report on russian interference in the 2016
election. including that moscow waged a campaign to undermine the legitimacy of the american democratic process but found no evidence that donald trump or his campaign assisted in that effort. democrats on the committee contested the findings, writing and their dissent that russia sought influence any donald trump campaign and the campaign was open to such contact. the redacted version of the full 253 page report was released by the committee yesterday. -- and thehas been various hearings about the report have been rife with partisan infighting. a report, it is unlikely to stop the controversy the wall street journal reports during what occurred during 2016 and the senate intelligence committee is conducting a review of the same matter. more of your calls this morning from rural america as we talk about the state of rural america. julia in hagerstown, maryland. good morning. caller: good morning and thank
you for taking my call. host: go ahead. caller: yes, one of your first callers was calling from maryland. it is the area in which i reside. talking about how well he is doing. hagerstown, maryland has been rated dead last in the state as far as the public schools. as far as jobs, there are no jobs here. the majority of our residents have to commute to washington, d.c., or another county in order to find work. this is a red county. county in a blue state. but we are suffering. the majority of our residents are on assistance. a big employer happens to be a
rental who are renting to section eight residents. i wanted to make a correction on the caller talking about how well we are doing in this county. host: thank you for the call. barry in fallon, montana. go ahead. farmer and ii am a see the state of rural going to the wayside. there is nobody getting back into farming. ierage age of farmers is -- am 58. i do not see anybody coming in. it, weink farmers make work seven days a week, we pay for everything we brought in. we pay for everything going out. me?sk, what will you give
when we buy something, this is what you pay. you got to love this occupation. host: what kind of farmer are you? caller: i grow small grains, small barley. stuff like that. host: how long have you been doing it? caller: my whole life. host: have you ever thought about doing anything else? caller: no, not really. my dad taught me that. started this farm and me and my brother farmed together. gets hard. i mean, you hear everybody knocking you down but you are doing this and doing that. government regulatory. farmers worried about their land. you do not need somebody sitting
in an office that thinks they know how to run things. we have to make this land pay. if you ruin it, it don't make your living. host: the trump administration epa, department of the interior, has made a push and they say to cut burdensome regulations, have you seen impact on that since president trump took office? caller: no, not personally. i get tired of fighting. you know? say it has been a good life. it is tough to -- it is tough. it is really cap sometimes. -- tough sometimes. host: more tweets.
the population of the united states is growing and the rural areas disappear, chinese investors buying rural properties. says, health care is heavy on my mind, arkansas wants me to work or volunteer 80 hours per week for my aca, i wonder if working three hours a day in my garden will be enough? another one noting that all rural americans are not farmers. we want to hear from rural viewers in this first segment, about the state of rural america and your toppings are in. connecticut. good morning. caller: can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: i am calling because i want to touch base on what a caller said earlier from maine about how they had a sheriff who was shot and killed. god bless his soul and his
family. -- everybody dealing grieving from that incident. and may the police force be safe and i hope the community comes together and provide security for each other. i can only imagine how it is. have distance from each other. i wanted to say that he touched base on how he would like the first response to be quicker. iny may have to spread out equal distance between residences or businesses so they can have a nice reaction time to answer the call. i can understand that. i think we were reading an article on the screen about a lot of focus on the major cities versus focus on the rural american areas. when i lived in new york city, i was in a taxicab and there were
rushes --bulance rushing through traffic. i can only imagine an ambulance rushing to a call, with a patient suffering rushing to a hospital, or a fire truck trying to navigate through traffic. it is jampacked in manhattan. god forbid if there was a fire. -- a lot ofocus focus on major cities, not sure if it is worse in rural areas or urban cities. host: randy in michigan. good morning. caller: i would like to start by thanking you and the other 280 men and women that bring us this great program. host: appreciate that. caller: the best way to describe it, where i'm from, at the end 1960's ande late
early 1970's, we had a hard time keeping guys on the farm because we went into the south. , you hope you are born on a farm so you can have a halfway decent range. -- decent wage. we are not broke that that is how the jobs have changed. lot of a 70 acre managed forest. my family is mostly tradespeople. in 1976.to the shop after 1976, you did not get a lot of hiring.
general motors and buick were hired -- hiring between 15 and 20 people per day when i went into the shop. we do not have that here. it is eight miles to the nearest gas pump. you learn to go without the convenience. you make the trip into town once a week and make sure you get almost everything you need because it costs twice as much to go back if you forget it because you have to go far to drive. host: more calls from rural america in a minute but one more story from capitol hill that got attention yesterday. chaplinoor a rep's over -- he wraps over chaplin -- erupts over chaplin firing, the democrats were voted down. the house leadership reporter with rollcall joins us.
the departure was announced last week. how did it turn into a floor fight in the house yesterday? >> people did not realize, when the house chaplain's departure was recognized, it was not voluntary, everyone assumed he was resigning for personal reasons and wanted to retire. maybe he was ill. him, theye talk to interact with him on the floor, they realized that was not the reason. it came to light that speaker ryan had asked the chaplain to submit his resignation and members were upset about that. the news broke on thursday. it's built into friday. -- it spilled into friday and democrats wanted to do something and offered the resolution to form a select committee to look into reasons that the speaker
asked him to resign and the motivations behind it, it was republicans tabled the resolution and it was defeated. host: why was he asked to resign? >> there are different reasons. has not publicly addressed it but told the republican conference yesterday in a meeting, according to members present, it was because he had had numerous complaints remembers that the pastoral needs were not being met. chaplinbers felt the did not reaching out a and was not available to counsel them. the complaints raised. democrats believe it was over a prayer he gave in november on the tax overhaul, i do not have the exact words in front of me. host: we have this clip of the november prayer