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tv   Senator Mc Connell Press Conference  CSPAN  October 6, 2018 4:31pm-4:42pm EDT

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>> thank you, senator tester. >> is the capital and liquidity to the most important maybe not all the most important things in the banking? >> leaving this hearing for a live briefing from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell following the senate approval of judge brett kavanaugh to be the next justice of the u.s. supreme court. >> i had a chance to talk to justice kavanagh and congratulate him on this victory . and to the president, this is a good day for america. and an important day for the senate. we stood up for the presumption beinnocence, we refused to
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intimidated by the mob of people that were coming after republican members at their homes, in the halls. i couldn't be prouder of the senate republican conference. we also want to thank senator manchin for helping us. with that i will be happy to take a few questions. >> [indiscernible] i'm interested based on what we have seen, both parties have -- >> we have seen both sides of the senate during the same period. we passed an opioid bill that have been going on on a bipartisan basis. we just completed the best job on appropriations in 20 years.
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we were able to have something both sides felt deeper about. >> -- these things always rollover. i think even though there may have been some anger expressed, as i said at the very same time they won by big margins, we were doing important things together that haven't been done for the longtime -- done in a long time. >> how do you view what texas is going to have? >> i called on the woman behind you. do have any concerns democrats later control the partisanse from a more
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future? >> a little history, i've given this to you before. the encounter was always done on a simple majority basis. always. even though it was possible to filibuster. invented ironically by my counterpart. thebegan to encourage democrats to use filibusters against appointments during bush 's 43 first term. -- bush 43 first term. feeding us to where we were before. there were plenty of contentious nominations when the filibuster was possible.
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is him out ofs committee with a negative vote. confirm 52-48. it only takes one senator, just want to get 60 votes. we are simply back to dealing with the executive calendar on a civil majority basis. it will advantage the other side at some point as it always did throughout history. >> what do you think the impact will be? do they have long or short term ramifications? >> it certainly had a good impact for us. we finally discovered the one thing that would fire up the
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republican base. the tactics that have been employed both sides, the judiciary committee, democratic senators and by the virtual mob that was assaulted. they have turned our base on fire. i was talking about political advisers yesterday, about the advantage of these guys by their tactics giving us going into these competitive races. they managed to deliver the only -- the other side has been fired up all year. >> the timing of the situation. >> you mean like senator collins and senator fischer. this is about treating someone
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fairly. this is about evidence being not for charges. >> the country needs to heal, the senate needs to heal, do you think the country in the senate needs to heal? >> i just finished reading his a tripbook, which is through american history and some of the more challenging periods we've had. this is nowhere near challenging as an experience we have had in the past throughout our history. the senate and the country will get past this. the geniuses who put together this constitution knew what they were doing. we've had plenty of low points
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in our history. this is nowhere near the lowest point we have experienced. rise of the klan in the 20's after woodrow wilson premiered birth of a nation in the white .ouse we always get past them. >> what can you say about her? >> she's my top priority. >> macron said he himself would not consider a supreme court nominee once the 2020 presidential primaries had begun. will you take the same? about 2016.k you would have to go back to 1888 to find the last time a
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senate controlled by a different filledhan the president a vacancy created during a presidential election year. whatw full well based on joe biden volunteered in 1992 and chuck schumer and harry reid had volunteered in 2007 that who controls the senate when you have a vacancy that close the election makes a big difference. there's not a doubt on anybody's mind, if the shoe is on the other foot in 2016, have it been a republican president making a nomination to a democratic senate it wouldn't have gone through. we will see what it looks like in 2020. second, who's in charge of the senate. >> would you encourage the to fill another seat? .> of course
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>> will you try to encourage more the female republican women to join the judiciary committee? >> that's a really good question. we have encouraged several of our women senators to go on the committee. i intend to do that again at the beginning of the next session. priorities hasr been no effort to avoid it. i will try to encourage them to do it. we would love to have one of our women senators on the judiciary. . -- thanks a lot. >> we returned to the senate banking committee hearing on economic growth. >> we have a very robust -- consumergram education program and start applications through the newsletters we've provided on the credit freezes for 2155 so i want to thank you for that and
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in general, we do extensive consumer outreach. >> thank you, senator for your leadership on this important area. we have a separate website that covers these to help consumers or how important the identity is that help consumers understand what their identity is, how to safeguard their identity, how to look at a statement from a look for institution , people that are charging incorrectly, who did notify. it's the blocking and tackling of things that you may just know implicitly that a lot of people don't really know. >> thank you mr. chairman.

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