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HERSELF >> CONGRESSMAN DAN KILDEE, SORRY >> CONGRESSMAN DAN KILDEE, SORRY TO CUT YOU SHORT

TO CUT YOU SHORT WE WANT TO GO OVER TO MITCH WE WANT TO GO OVER TO MITCH McCONNELL McCONNELL LET’S LISTEN LET’S LISTEN

>> CHANGE YOUR VIEW ON TRYING >> CHANGE YOUR VIEW ON TRYING TO — THE CONCERN THAT HAPPENED TO — THE CONCERN THAT HAPPENED WITH BURISMA? WITH BURISMA? >> WE’RE CERTAINLY CONCERNED >> WE’RE CERTAINLY CONCERNED ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY WE APPROPRIATED $800 MILLION WE APPROPRIATED $800 MILLION OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS TO OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS TO DEAL WITH IT DEAL WITH IT I DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE I DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION ON THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION ON THE EFFORTS BOTH IN ’18 AND OFF-YEAR EFFORTS BOTH IN ’18 AND OFF-YEAR ELECTIONS IN ’19 FROM WHICH WE ELECTIONS IN ’19 FROM WHICH WE HAVE ESSENTIALLY NO REPORTS OF HAVE ESSENTIALLY NO REPORTS OF ANY KIND OF SUCCESS

ANY KIND OF SUCCESS SO WE NEED TO KEEP OUR EYE ON SO WE NEED TO KEEP OUR EYE ON THE RUSSIANS OR ANYBODY ELSE, THE RUSSIANS OR ANYBODY ELSE, WHO IS TRYING TO MESS WITH OUR WHO IS TRYING TO MESS WITH OUR ELECTION SYSTEM AND WE’RE ELECTION SYSTEM AND WE’RE APPROPRIATING PLENTY OF MONEY TO APPROPRIATING PLENTY OF MONEY TO DO JUST THAT DO JUST THAT >> SOME IN YOUR CONFERENCE HAVE >> SOME IN YOUR CONFERENCE HAVE SUGGESTED THAT IF DEMOCRATS ARE SUGGESTED THAT IF DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING WITNESSES LIKE JOHN CALLING WITNESSES LIKE JOHN BOLTON, THEY MAY ALSO WANT TO BOLTON, THEY MAY ALSO WANT TO CALL WITNESSES SUCH AS HUNTER CALL WITNESSES SUCH AS HUNTER BIDEN BIDEN

WOULD YOU SUPPORT CALLING HUNTER WOULD YOU SUPPORT CALLING HUNTER BIDEN? BIDEN? >> I THINK WE’LL DEAL WITH THE >> I THINK WE’LL DEAL WITH THE WITNESS ISSUE AT THE APPROPRIATE WITNESS ISSUE AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME INTO THE TRIAL TIME INTO THE TRIAL AND I THINK IT CERTAINLY IS AND I THINK IT CERTAINLY IS APPROPRIATE TO POINT OUT THAT APPROPRIATE TO POINT OUT THAT BOTH SIDES WOULD WANT TO CALL BOTH SIDES WOULD WANT TO CALL WITNESSES THAT THEY WANTED TO WITNESSES THAT THEY WANTED TO HEAR FROM HEAR FROM SO WHEN YOU GET TO THAT ISSUE, I SO WHEN YOU GET TO THAT ISSUE, I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT ONLY THE CAN’T IMAGINE THAT ONLY THE WITNESSES THAT OUR DEMOCRATIC WITNESSES THAT OUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES WOULD WANT TO CALL COLLEAGUES WOULD WANT TO CALL WOULD BE CALLED

WOULD BE CALLED >> THE PRESIDENT HAS SUGGESTED >> THE PRESIDENT HAS SUGGESTED THAT YOU SHOULD JUST MOVE TO THAT YOU SHOULD JUST MOVE TO DISMISS DISMISS YOU WANT TO GET THIS OVER SOONER YOU WANT TO GET THIS OVER SOONER RATHER THAN LATER RATHER THAN LATER

>> YEAH >> YEAH >> WHY NOT PUSH TO TRY TO >> WHY NOT PUSH TO TRY TO DISMISS? DISMISS? >> THERE IS LITTLE OR NO >> THERE IS LITTLE OR NO SENTIMENT IN THE REPUBLICAN SENTIMENT IN THE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS TO OPPOSE TO DISMISS CAUCUS TO OPPOSE TO DISMISS OUR SENATORS BELIEVE WE HAVE AN OUR SENATORS BELIEVE WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO LISTEN TO THE OBLIGATION TO LISTEN TO THE ARGUMENTS AND WE’VE LAID OUT IN ARGUMENTS AND WE’VE LAID OUT IN THIS RESOLUTION FOR EVERYONE TO THIS RESOLUTION FOR EVERYONE TO SIT THERE AND LISTEN

SIT THERE AND LISTEN SENATORS CAN’T SAY ANYTHING SENATORS CAN’T SAY ANYTHING THEY HAVE TO SIT THERE AND THEY HAVE TO SIT THERE AND LISTEN TO ARGUMENTS BY THE LISTEN TO ARGUMENTS BY THE PROSECUTION AND KEVENSDEFENSE, F PROSECUTION AND KEVENSDEFENSE, F THAT UP WITH WRITTEN QUESTIONS, THAT UP WITH WRITTEN QUESTIONS, SUBMIT IT THROUGH THE CHIEF SUBMIT IT THROUGH THE CHIEF JUSTICE JUSTICE

AND THAT MEANS LISTENING TO THE AND THAT MEANS LISTENING TO THE CASE, NOT DISMISSING THE CASE CASE, NOT DISMISSING THE CASE >> CAN THERE BE A FAIR TRIAL IF >> CAN THERE BE A FAIR TRIAL IF THERE ARE NO WITNESSES? THERE ARE NO WITNESSES? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK >> WELL, YOU KNOW, IF YOU LOOK AT THE HOUSE PRODUCT, YOU REALLY AT THE HOUSE PRODUCT, YOU REALLY HAVE TO WONDER WHAT THE HAVE TO WONDER WHAT THE DEFINITION OF A FAIR TRIAL IS DEFINITION OF A FAIR TRIAL IS THEY DID ALMOST NOTHING THAT YOU THEY DID ALMOST NOTHING THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT THE HOUSE TO DO IN WOULD EXPECT THE HOUSE TO DO IN ORDER TO SET UP THIS CASE TO BE ORDER TO SET UP THIS CASE TO BE CONSIDERED BY THE SENATE

CONSIDERED BY THE SENATE AND WITH REGARD TO WHAT AND WITH REGARD TO WHAT WITNESSES ARE NECESSARY, WE’RE WITNESSES ARE NECESSARY, WE’RE GOING TO VOTE ON THAT AT THE GOING TO VOTE ON THAT AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME, AFTER WE APPROPRIATE TIME, AFTER WE LISTEN TO THE ARGUMENTS LISTEN TO THE ARGUMENTS >> AND WILL THE WHITE HOUSE BE >> AND WILL THE WHITE HOUSE BE ABLE TO BLOCK THOSE WITNESSES? ABLE TO BLOCK THOSE WITNESSES? >> 51 SENATORS WILL DECIDE WHO >> 51 SENATORS WILL DECIDE WHO TO CALL TO CALL

AFTER THAT, WHO KNOWS WHO WILL AFTER THAT, WHO KNOWS WHO WILL EMPLOY WHAT KIND OF LEGAL EMPLOY WHAT KIND OF LEGAL DEVICES DEVICES I HAVE NO IDEA I HAVE NO IDEA SO, IN SPITE OF YOUR VERY BEST SO, IN SPITE OF YOUR VERY BEST EFFORTS TO FAST FORWARD THIS TO EFFORTS TO FAST FORWARD THIS TO THAT MOMENT, WE CAN’T GO THERE THAT MOMENT, WE CAN’T GO THERE YET

YET SO WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SO WE’LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT THE FEELING OF THE SEE WHAT THE FEELING OF THE SENATE IS AFTER LISTENING TO THE SENATE IS AFTER LISTENING TO THE ARGUMENTS AND A PERIOD OF ARGUMENTS AND A PERIOD OF WRITTEN QUESTIONS WRITTEN QUESTIONS [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I THINK THAT WOULD COME UP

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