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. >> we will preview hearing with a chair of the house intelligence committee nunes only on fox news sunday the president supreme court nominee ready to take hot set a as democrats try to block his nomination, we will have our sunday panel about the confirmation showdown, and get obamacare architects he man july's take on gop plan to repeal and replace. power player of the week behind the scenes white house bowlingally an exclusive look where the administration is trying to pin down votes. all right now. on fox news sunday. and hello again from fox news in washington, this week could be the most he pivotal so far
tomorrow mr. trump supreme court nominee neils gorsuch goes before senate judiciary committee for confirmation hearing, the first public hearing, on possible ties between russia and trump campaign, that is under way, on republican bill, to repeal and replace obamacare, maybe headed for a vote on house floor, joining us now live from jamesville
wisconsin is house speaker paul ryan mr. speaker, we'll back to fox news sunday opinion. >> good morning, everyone. , thanks for having me. >> will you bring repeal and replace bill to house floor thursday as some people suggested if so does that mean that you now have the votes to pass. >> that is the plan i think thursday most likely our day to bring it toward we bring to rules committee first part of regular order process through four committees now going to go to the rules committee, and so we feel very good where we
are we are still having conversations with our members, making fine-tuning improvements to the bill to reformist people's concerns to reflect the people's o improvements the president you say people are being seat at the table the president is being bringing people to his table i am very impressed how the president is helping us close this bill, making the improvement we have been making getting the votes so we feel very good where we are we like process to because regular order process we are going to make changes at rules committee, in a budget committee others asked for so we feel we are on track we are doing we are right where we want to be. >> what would you say prospects that you have votes able to pass on thursday? >> yeah i feel very good about it actually i feel it is exactly where we want to be, the reason i feel so good about this the president has become a great closer, he is the one helped negotiate changes of this bill, with members from all over caucus i call it the sweet spot get 218, republicans, who come from all different walks of life, to come together, to agree, on the best possible
plan to repeal replace obamacare all of us all republicans in the house senate and president made a promise to the american people we would repeal and replace this faulty collapsing law going to make good on in a promise knew talk about changes going to offer mag's amendment to reflect the changes to try to pick up the final votes you need and i want to go through some of the items that are being discussed, about that. allow states to impose a work requirement for able body medicaid acceptance allow states to accept a fixed block grant for medicaid boost tax credits for lower income older people mr. speaker will all of those items be in manager's amendment? >> those are all things we are working on in manager's amendment making sure all language right as you know we have weird thing the bird rule reconciliation, making sure a
changes being discussed conform with this, and so we have gotten lots of feedback from conservatives from governors people all walks of life in our conference, from perspective changes they think scomrov the bill working on kinds of changes you subscribed going through process going to bring to say to rules committee you have been talking about this obtainary choice accept gop bill or stay with obamacare, as it exists, and a lot of people say as he collapsing. but now you are talking about making changes and this week president trump said this. >> we're not going to be to take care of people i am not signing anything not doing it so you understand i am in a little way i am an arbitrator in there are going to be changes as you is a i this week in house they have to be more changes in congress, respectfully, sir isn't your binary choice out the window? >> no -- you are misinterpreting the binary
choice when we bring to vote a binary choice until we bring the bill to the floor we are always making comrochlths, there is one word to describe that is going on legislating not doing this, behind-the-scenes and ringing some bill making people vote for it we are listening to people the president is right. we never had -- i am very excited we have a president, who is rolling up sleeves, very quick learning on health care, business guy came to presidency, now helping us make sure that we bridge differences with members, who are bringing constructive ideas solutions for how to make this bill better, for committee process we got fourth committee coming up always the plan to always learn listen negotiate, and improve the bill make the fine ting, and then bring the bill to the floor and that is where it then becomes a binary choice that is what i meant all along when i side this when we bring this to a vote either going to keep obamacare status quo
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patient-centered health care that works, when he where we give freedom let the states go back, running health insurance markets, that is what a we ran on this is the plan we ran on all of last year, and we have been working with the administration hand in glove in senate since january to put this together, and what this vote comes up that is when it will be a binary choice, for status quo for repealinging playoffing this law. >> as governing principal do you believe every american should be able to get health care insurance, if they want it? >> why he i do believe this is a critical need for americans, and i do believe that we can have in this country, a health care system, where everyone can get access to affordable about health care coverage interviewing preexisting conditions i believe that is
achievable what we are cheefbl in this legislation not a government one fitzenhagen all are a gant micromanaging system the government forces you to buy something you don't want don't need can't afford the goal to get every american access to artificial o o coverage we can't competition. >> the cbo i don't have to tell you came out this week, with a pretty dramatic forecast and they said 24 million fewer americans will have health insurance in 10 years under your plan you said that part of that is that this is what freedom looks like here you are. >> this is a government mandate -- >> this is not the gst makes you buy what a we say you should by, and the government this can you are all going to apply it. >> sir is the -- major decrease in a number of people according to cbo will have health insurance, is it freedom or that some people will no longer be able to afford health insurance under
your plan i want to show a specific case, that the cbo, put out look at numbers in 10 years cbo said a 64-year-old with income 26500 dollars, will pay 1700 dollars out of pocket under obamacare for health insurance. under your plan the cbo says at a same person will have to pay 14,600 because insurance companies can charge more and tax credit that you are going to offer is smaller than the subsidy that obamacare will offer, so what they are saying this is not freedom is not people voluntarily deciding not to have health insurance it is your plan makes it unaffordable for people. >> so there is three things i would say, number one what they basically say is people, obamacare is not going to last there is no way obamacare could mistook another two or three years let alone 10 years, so they are comparing obamacare plan that is mythical would be the exist in 10 years saying if people are going to buy what obamacare is
going to make them buy, then they won't be able to far itted, here is the point we believe, that we do need add assistance to people in older cohotters apples to oranges comparison happening here we are not going to make people buy something that is so expensive that they can't afford that market is not going to offer where i dispute that k comparison it suggests that we are going to have same kind of plans offered in 10 years that obamacare would otherwise offer -- >> to get 20 if i may. >> no, home. if i may i just. >> the point you are making. >> i want to get to two points. >> older person, this quick, yeah? >> go ahead. >> let me just say, older person the person 50s, 60s, person that is 50s, 60' does have additional health care costs than 20s, 30s tax code doesn't adjust for that you are right saying we agree webly we should have even more assistance that is wuflts we're looking at for that person in 50s, 60s because they experience higher health care skosts. >> you are go.
>> the cbo analyzed it? >> that is among things looking at doing yes, and the up and down the i would say is we are going to let medium buy what they want to bring goingav choice in competition this is before tom price does anything to deregulating i marketplace to bring more composition lower prices which cbo could not and did not analyze the cbo looked at a little piece of the issue, when we know that the secretary of hhs will help bring market freedom regulatory release to health insurance market to dramatically lower the price of plans for 50, and 60 year olds even with that we think we should be offering more assistance, than what the bill currently does that is the point i am trying to make. >> i understand then. >> turning time we have left, sir to the budget, the trump administration offered, this week, here is budget director mulvaney. >> this administration tends to change course, from soft
power budget to hard power budget. >> what he means big defense increases spending decreases offsetting siebl dreefgs in domestic discretionary programs are you comfortable would in specific, because it gets down to is not big numbers but specific programs, are you comfortable with cutting the until a institutes ofheld 0% about comfortable with cutting funding for meals on wheels supplies food to two and seniors gen on it to two 1/2 million elderly americans? >> well i would say this is the very, very beginning of the budget process the process i have worked with many years. they submitted their budget it will go through congressional system whating typical happens presidents submit budget congress takes it from there nationness changes to that budget going forward we are seeing spree of in defense we think military has been hollowed out i will say that
nah a popular in congress we passed the curiosity act to increase, spending in the nih, because we think we are getting close to breakthrough discovers on cancer other diseases, so that is something that i think in congress you will see probably changes, but with respect to any one of these types of principalograms beginning of multistage process budgeting i do believe at the end of the day we are going to honor 3r0ir9s particularly defense spending priorities i am glaed the administration got going i want financial pressure i want spending caps because that makes us, focused on cutting spending that is wasteful there are a lot of programs duplicative wasteful not measuring up to goals supposed to achieve you want that fiscal pressure go oft weight fraud abuse move money from programs that are not working our achievement goals to those that do we honor or priorities, so this is just the beginning of that long
process, i am encouraged that we are up and starting with it that is what i am really most enencouraged about. >> in week three of allegation the object administration, wiretapped a trump tower this week, he swept brits into it swept germans into it, the question i have is sir, i don't expect you to comment on that isn't this a big detraction from the very ambitious legislative agenda you are trying to get through congress? >> yee it is why i focused on the very ambitious agenda i am trying to get through congress i am not rally focused on these things, i am only to the extent that we have a committee that is investigating i think you have a chairman coming on next, so the president and congress is already working on it asked us to investigate this we are going to investigate each every one of these things all things related to russia that investigation ongoing not complete, so let's see this
investigation run its course, but we have not seen evidence of any of the like that you described i think you will probably get that same kind of answer from nunes in a few minutes. >> would you like this over with quickly. >> i want to get on with
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o come up with something that is going to be really terrific. >> he we're hear because we see something republican colleagues in the house can't see. trump kay care a wreck. >> sounding optimistic about legislation senate democratic leader chuck schumer slams it time for our sunday g.o.p. strategy karl rove dr. ezekiel emanuel an arc tech of obamacare. >> fox news contributor a rich a rich. >> let me start with you same question with speaker ryan will house pass a version of repeal and replace this week, and how damaging how much have the republicans had to respond to that cbo, assessment score, that 24 million fewer americans would have health insurance under this plan 10 years. >> a damaging number when you
look under surface it starts with 14 million fewer people few years not having insurance would otherwise have it had virtually all at cbo says as a result the end of the mandate that is to say, the penaltiesing inafflicted if not with a penalty not going to buy insurance republicans have different approach, let's provide, fair tax treatment advantage refundable tax credit to self-employed don't get insurance from employer people in small businesses that don't get coverage, and the cbo has historically underestimated, the effect of market choices like that, as it did in the medicare part d overstiltdz impact what a government mandate. >> for all the conservatives, in the house, who have had heart burn over this do you going to hold nose mixing metaphors here go forth. >> oi think thesh starting to come they wanted things they couldn't electrifying out what
things with still in -- they are happy, biggest one is is that tour people on medicaid able bodied without children states ought to be able to impose work rie. says if you want the benefit much like with welfare look for work work being in order to get benefit i think that is made a lot of conservatives more comfortable. >> dr. emanuel for architect of obamacare you have inten sprigly open you and i discussed this in the last weeks, to at least the idea of changing amendeding the law, what do you think of where house republicans seem to be headed with this bill? >> that is a disaster by 2026, one in five americans are got going to have insurance that is worse than before the affordable care act was created. that is not a place we want to be it is basically, australia with no insurance, by the way -- >> wait a minute. >> with by the way notion of affordability we are going to bring down premium, let's say, how are they going to bring down premium there is nothing
in the brilliant about cost -- control going to bring down premium not covering a variety of services. >> they say they are going to -- he -- >>. chris: wait a minute other parts of the process, in the regulation tom price in legislation, they also you just heard, about those speaker ryan say going to boost the tax credit will make it more affordable to the 65-year-old man i talked about. >> we're going to be to have to see what they boost it by as numbers show they have to boost by 10,000 as there are doesn't seem in cards for mr. ryan, more importantly would i say you are going to see the premiums may be come down that is because they are not covering services deductibles are going up, so net, net worse brook i can say institute said s you analyze this premiums go up on average 13% for americans that doesn't sound a good deal for most americans, and especially the americans, that voted for trump -- >> you know what i was go a to
go talk about budget let's talk about this. rachel. >> it is really hard to listen to this, because you are architect of the bill not working in at a death spiral you promised can keep dr., premiums. >> cbo says no -- >> wait, wait. >> not accurate. >> wait a minute first of all, cbo you measuring before the house this week includes three parts includes, what is going to happen when the hhs secretary, does things he is going to do, for the bill and to regulations, and also, the third part which is really important, that is where they are going to take on -- across state lines -- >> a bunch of other stuff. >> exactly also very importantly tort reform. >> for your husband's district 45,000 people lose life
insurance from this plan. >> people can't use insurance they have because the premiums are going up you deductibles are so high, you -- >> the coverage that they will leave, i think they -- >> ignoring what she said, and the fact which is, that the premiums are going up, the deductibles are huge by a enormous out of let me finish out-of-pocket expense before you even get the advantage of it, and you know -- and you've got insurance companies all over the country author pulling out so that there is no choice. >> cbo did analysis about affordable care act today and compared it with ryan bill what they looked at what people are looking at when they say 45,000 people are going to lose coverage, the affordable care act cbo said is not collapsing this is false it is fake news from you guys there are places premiums, no, no, premiums. >> fake news -- >> let me finish premiums increased affordable care act
is stable, and reality is, that what the insurance markets ryan care our trump care will do what we are going to face on thursday what we are facing this week. >> one point -- no, no, let me say one thing, answer this, donald trump promised working class people and they relied on it keep it, now he would like now paul ryan puts forward a bill that hurts them he might have to change might have to change. >> first of all, promises we were promised your premiums are going down 2500 dollars family of four you can keep your plan if you keep your doctor, all these you wonderful things not going to add a dime to the -- all turned out to be -- i did not interrupt so stop turned out not true the average premium increase 25% on top of the do i believe digit last near by loved he everybody so quick
cbo numbers one-third of what republicans offering within two years a 10% decline in premiums under republicans so how they love cbo number when it is 14%, 1 -- how they don't love it when premiums -- >> have that is not accurate let's make three quick points first of all, by 2020, premiums are supposed to go up 15 to 20%, and then by 2026 down for younger people but up for older people that is the first point, the second point, is one of the ways they are going to drive your premiums down is by driving your deductibles up, and that is not a good thing -- >> you know all about that. >> wait a second going to drive them up even higher the third point i would make is that this is not a bill, that is actually going to be beneficial for people they are going to throw a lot of people on maybed off coverage transfer a lot of costs to states, going to put them in a very difficult spot, that in cutting enrollment. >> i love newfound concern for younger people, they say oh, older people are going to have the premiums go up, welcome,
the premiums are going up because, obamacare makes younger healthier works subsidize older less healthy workers why sprierd obamacare not getting the percentage of younger healthier works that make system work what is answer one leading architect has three suggested answers increase payments to insurance companies so they hide increases, increase penalties without insurance peon looidz more increase subsidies for exaggerates i think pretty series but none is nothingo doing anything except throwing more money on system that is broken. >> speaker ryan's plan 100 billion dollars in stability -- you are -- >> not even that -- >> republicans -- >> saves over 300 billion dollars. >> no -- >> the rest of this is -- no, we have the rest of the -- take it -- panel, we should
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snowstorm, form fbi director comey testifies before house intelligence can he on trump campaign alleged ties to russia claims by president barack obama wiretapped trump tower joining me california congressman determinativein nunes welcome to "fox news sunday." >> thank you said earlier this week you had your words no evidence of the trump claim that he had been wiretapped in trump tower by president obama during the campaign. then, on friday you got response to questions from the fbi on this issue of whether they had any evidence of surveillance there i know you can't say much about it, but based on what you received from the fbi on friday, do you want to amend your statement that there is no evidence of wiretapping. >> no, i actually said this a couple weeks ago, that it was -- you know, the president doesn't go physically wiretap
literally if you take it, it didn't happen i think the concern we have whether any other surveillance activities used we know general flynn's name was unmasked, what those mr. a fulfill wiretap of trump tower no there never was. and the information on friday continues to lead us in that direction. chris: oi just want to make that point before you -- there is no evidence, that there was any wiretapping i am not talking about president obama, doing it, but his administration, no evidence of any wiretapping at trump tower. >> no there was no fisa warrant that i am aware you to tap trump tower. >> that is after you received this under investigation. the unmasking of names leaking of names we have a lot of surveillance activities in this country i think the concern that the trump administration has is were they using surveillance activities to know what they were up to because we know that happened with general
flynn. we know that his name was unmasked we know leaked out to the press. >> our understanding is that was because you had a regular surveillance not you but i mean the government had regular surveillance of the russian ambassador kislyak, what i am asking you about is something i will get back to the unmasking in a second there is whole question whether there was any surveillance not wiretapping but any surveillance at trump tower i want to play what donald trump said this week here it is. >> we will be submitting certain things, and i will be perhaps speaking about this next week wiretaps covers a lot of different things i think you are going to find some very interesting items coming to the for in front over the next two weeks. >> as i said we are getting tendon masking issue is there any -- offed of any surveillance of electronic
surveillance. >> if talking about unabout masking of names, and if other surveillance activities named picked up unmasking occurred spread through the intelligence community that is very possible and we don't have the answers to those questions yet i don't know if president has those or not but would had a deadline friday for the nsa, fbi cia to the good us those names unabout masked through the fisa system, we didn't get those names on friday, so until we get those nails names can't rule out. >> you are having hearing tomorrow talking about fbi director comey nsha chief rogers going to be there what do you hope to learn. >> committed about this for the first time the american people, all the political parties now you are paying attention to threat that russia poses we are going to highlight that the fact that we know russians were trying to get involved in our campaign like many decades also trying to get involved in campaigns around the globe over in europe, so i think
good to highlight that, he secondly we are worried about until it integrity we don't know how information he changed if information changed in december, beginning december assessment was hey radiussance trying to get into our election process cause problems in our system, that changed a month later, it said no, no, no, they are trying help donald trump we need to get to the bottom of that, also whether or not, they did try to help trump if any trump associates or anyone else was involved. >> i guess because there is confusion here, you -- it is clear, that michael flynn's conversations with russian ambassador were swept up by electronic intelligence and as you say unas a matter of facted the name of american -- that is illegal that was leaked to the public do webrief there was any specific -- well do we know of anybody else other than mike flynn, who was swept up in this? >> well you are right to point that out one crime we know
that has been committed is that one, the leaking of someone's name, through fisa system, that is that is a crime that has been committed we don't know the answer to that when we're trying to get to bovenl were there other names unmasked leaked, leaked out we don't know. >> do we think think surveillance of -- people in trump world or do we think that there was -- surveillance of other people like ambassador kislyak, and that these folks talking to them were swept up in conversations? intercepts. >> the folks in trump administration i don't think there is any but one there under any type of -- of -- of investigation, or surveillance activities at all. when you consider when you look at what happened to general flynn, it is very, very concerning. this is this is someone the president had right to get rid of him he is not in the
administration any longer but was an american citizen, he was talking to russian ambassador, talking to diplomats in this down as you he know something that occurs on regulate basis i probability talk to dozens dozens diplomats a week should not be going after diplomats making them into if wrong to talk to diplomats in this town. that is their job. >> i want to ask you, it is a little bit confusing i want to put try to button this down two bottom line questions as chairman of house intelligence committee as you sit here before the hearing, on march 20, have you seen any evidence of any collusion between what i call trump world associates -- of campaign officials, trump world and the russians, to swing the 2016 presidential election. >> very simple answer. no. >> no evidence of any kind. >> no evidence. >> this is after talking to
getting this information, from the fbi, up -- >> everything i have up to this morning. we know, no evidence of collusion. >> do you believe there are elements inside community or fbi leaking information like mike flynn perhaps he he attorney general sessions met wrurn ambassador to undercut the trump presidency. >> i think that is pretty clear. >> but -- what -- >> pretty clear that is happening. there is even been stories written about it, in numerous newspapers talking about how they left bred crumbs to hurt the trump administration. >> so you believe there are people inside intelligence communities -- >> i don't think so anymore i think largely people maybe who are there had classified information now no longer there, decided to leak it. >> have.
chris: 20 what end. >> i think clearly -- to leak about michael flynn's name talking to russian ambassador clearly designed to hurt general flynn the president's national security adviser. >> do i think this is cleared up -- >> this is the beginning we are trying to get to bottom of this is just the beginning, another week from now a week from tuesday 28th we have an additional hearing, with at least three more witnesses, so we are trying to get to everyone, who for lack of better term was at the crime scene trying to bring them in see what they knew when they knew it, if they knew about leaks general flynn's name unmasked all questions that we need to get to the bottom of. >> to make it clear, when you talk about the crime scene, you are talking about the leaking of names of americans that shouldn't have been leaked as part of our electronic surveillance you are not talking about anything involving the trump campaign. >> that is the only courtroom we to me has been committed right now, that we know. we know a lot has been broken, we need to get to the bottom of it, as relates to the
russians we are happy to investigate it because i think putin is bad actor on the world stage. >> two quick questions other issues sacramento tillerson has been traveling through the middle east, this week, announcing a change u.s. policy towards north korea here he is. >> let me be very clear, the policy of strategic placements has ended. we are exploring a new range of diplomatic security economic measures all options on the table. >> while tillerson is in china here is a picture of it, north korea has just tested a new rocket engine, couple questions how you are urgent is threat that north korea is going to be able to put a nuclear warhead on icbmmissile that would hit u.s., and should we sealings consider the military option whether it is a strike by u.s., or getting south korea japan to boost military capabilities. >> closer north korean regime
is closer to delivering a nuclear weapon we have to be in position to today some type of preemptive trick we hope it doesn't come to that this is an unhinged regime you have 20 million people living in stroem poverty i have never met the new secretary of state yet i am happy that we are getting off this strategic patience our last policy towards north korea. and i think what the at the end of the day, here something may have to be done we can't afford to let a nuclear weapon go off? seoul, tokyo united states for that matter. >> briefly a new story today out of turkey in turkey, they are saying the trump administration is considering the extradition of an islamic cleric who has been in this country turkey wants to get back they say the architect of the attempted coup erdogan.
>> i find that hard to believe nato a long streamline strongally more and more woreisome in temperatures of a reliable ally i don't know that we would would extradite somebody like that i haven't seen evidence for that that involved in anything like that if he was clearly a different issue. but our relationship with turkey is strained, and i think going to being coming more complicated as we begin to try to get isis out of iraq and syria. >> chairman nunes thank you. we covered a lot of territory thank you. we bring back our group arguinging about obamacare to discuss the upcoming showdown, of a president trump's supreme court nominee as democrats try to block minimum what would you like to ask the panel about the confirmation hearing for judge neil gorsuch tomorrow, facebook twitter "fox news sunday" we may use your question on the air.
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. . >> as far as wiretapping i guess you know this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps. >> [laughter] >> you -- any reason to believe that you would wiretap -- >> look. no. >> president trump digs in on his curri was surveilled by obama administration angela merkel was unable to give boss any backup back with panel karl, not only is the president standing by his claim, that he was wiretapped, by his predecessor, but this week, as we saw there, he intimate
germans into this swept brits into this white house report, or citing a fox report, that they had done some spying for the obama administration, on president trump, how big a deal is this continuing controversy and how disruptive to getting agenda through congress. >> a big deal publicly i am not sure how much it has to do with getting agenda through most people outside of confines west wing are quick to dismiss this all we are in age of paranoia everybody is participating in it you said we were in third week of president making claims, 16th week of democrats making claims that collusion between russians and trump again brought about hillary clinton defeat i see is a pox on all houses stop it if in hands of a couple of adults, you had one of them own nunes i was surpriseded a a.m. has a reputation sometimes an old partner he handled in adult way senator bird chairman senate intelligence committee rank he go democrat senator
warner appearing to approach in thoughtful fashion i would home american people would leave in their hands to wrap up chairman nunes is right only thing of we know one earn person leaked in violation of federal law if rest conjecture can when there has been no evidence on either side. >> general michael flynn. >> mr. emanuel this isn't your area of expertise but can this kind of thing get in the way of a president trying to get smog as implicated as obamacare or in this case, the replacement of obamacare through congress. >> whole thing is a distraction inside the west wing, and you see mainly a distraction by his people who are trying to -- you know, cover up without contradicting their boss there has never been a shred of evidence, baseless charge spaying on trump tower why devoting attention i can make up something worm creates wassel what did you embezzle. >> would you also say baseless
charge collusion. >> we know russian hacking don't know extent until we genetic extent there there is evidence hacking going on, that is the important issue. chris: no, it isn't, my question is because we have no natural -- the continuing mystery is did the trump campaign colluded with russians don't have evidence of that. >> i don't think the only question the question whether usual arance influenced our election very serious charge we have not gotten to base of it that i do think is worth looking at we know they have got oen. chris: there hasn't been -- evidence of collusion yes or no. >> we have the intelligent xhient issued a report, saying the russians tried to influence this election, and did influence the election, the issue here is, influence outcome. >> wait, no, let's not talk about that -- >> let me just -- >> that is kind of subtle.
>> it is not subtle this is the issue, democrats are literally just asking for public investigation of this issue. to air because there has not been public discussion -- amongst in any committee in which i you can do that that is the reason i find it wired that -- >> -- if you want 9/11 investigation because hillary clinton. >> not even that. >> hillary clinton -- lost as a result schumer says of 911 style attack on america by russians, july 22, when wikileaks began she was ahead in realclearpolitics average 2.6 points -- okay to beer 6. >> i need -- >> like lion tamer, because there is nothing that is more important or longer lasting, than a president's nominee to the supreme court if gets on court can be there, for -- 30
years. and this is the question of neil gorsuch democrats looking for some way to oppose it here they are. >> i have demanded that he condemn donald trump's attacks on independent judiciary so far he failed to do so i believe he should be held accountable, in that hearing. >> now, we asked you, for questions, for the panel, and we got a bunch on this issue, of what should be done, of about the threat of a democratically filibuster the democrats are putting out there, karen tweets this can republicans go to "nuclear option" right away, and get gorsuch on court right away talking about the fact that the gop majority could change the rules, as democrats in 2013ed by lower court judges, the republicans could do it for supreme court nominees, to make it 51 votes instead of 60, wait, wait, wait. rachel. >> they can go nuclear if they need to hopefully won't have
to the thing, this week, on going to be pick powering sociologist in wounds of democrats because they are is to angry that donald trump gets to pick this nominee and also, potentially two or three, during his presidency, and so they are going to pressure, their schumer everybody else complain about this tried on blocking, to have a filibuster it will make them looks like not -- once ignores ignores goes up for hearings everybody is going to see this person is actually -- >> gorsuch is mainstream intelligent, brilliant, and he is a -- >> he maybe a good judge republicans upset trajection not conservative this way 10 months -- was there, republicans violated every -- >> [laughter] >> oh, my god. >> -- violated -- >> the supreme court has been approved in the last year presidents upheld 80 year
tradition. >> 240 years old violated every tradition. >> i just want to say, that independent judiciary is what is at stake i think where democrats are going to focus. >> flood -- glad we settled all that power player of the week behind-the-scenes look at one of the perks president trump is using to win support for his agenda.
>> this was president truman's, and he was the first president to bring bowling to the white house. chris: although he bowled in a suit. i covered the white house for six years, i never knew this facility existed. >> it's a wonderful facility, and we're really happy to have you here. let's go bowl. chris: before bowling, jennifer told us about the alley's rich history. >> president nixon was the most avid bowler of all presidents. it is said he took four hours at a time to bowl. chris: who can bowl for four hours straight? >> i don't know, because i can't, but the president did. i guess that's the way he let off steam. chris: there's even video of nixon. his high score, 229. and some first ladies also hit the lanes.
here's lady bird herself. >> they had their own bowling bags and also see they're bowling this their dresses. chris: president trump's staff uses the alley often to make its itch to members of congress -- pitch to members of congress. when you invite somebody to come bowl at the white house, how many of them say no? >> so far we haven't had anybody say no. chris: in addition to congress this week, members of veterans' service groups and the hispanic chamber of commerce got to bowl. but does it translate into political support? >> i think it's less about the actual bowling and the personal touch, the engagement. chris: house democratic leader nancy pelosi is playing the grinch here, calling the trump charm offensive offensive. >> i think he's making fools of his own people, quite frankly. you don't agree philosophically in what the legislation is, let's go bowling at the white house. >> that's a very simplistic way to look at it. you can't pass good legislation without having a great
conversation. chris: i couldn't put it off any longer, but i just want to say i hadn't bowled in 15 years. >> wow. [applause] chris: not bad. but then i tried to puck up spare. to pick up the spare. oh, that was terrible. all right. [laughter] pleasure then it was jennifer's turn. >> ready to talk about the affordable care act now? chris: you've softened me up. [laughter] that was good. >> oh! >> 7-10 split. chris: she did not pick up that split. during my time at the white house, i did not knock down many pins, but i did come away with this, a souvenir from what is officially called the truman bowling alley. now, a program note. be sure to tune into fox news channel tomorrow for special coverage of the gorsuch supreme
court confirmation hearing. and that's it for today. have a great week, and we'll see you next "fox news sunday." ♪ ♪ we are proposing a budget that would strengthen a bloated bureaucracy. and i mean bloated. while protecting our national security. we see what we are doing with their military. bigger, better, stronger than ever before. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report" i am paul gigot. the trump administration blueprint on thursday reigniting a political uprising on capitol hill. $1.1 trillion budget allows the policy priorities