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sign up today. >> here's a look at the live coverage for monday. on on c-span, council islamic american relations holds a news conference to release their 2018 civil rights report. later in the day, the senate committee ations meets to vote on the nomination of c.i.a. director mike pompeo to be the next secretary of state. evening, our original series landmark cases continues at independent community schools which questioned the first amendment rights of students on school grounds. on c-span 2, we spook at preparations for the 2020 census and the decision to include a question about u.s. citizenship. p.m., the senate returns to consider a judicial nomination for the fifth circuit court of appeals. "washingtonn today's journal," look at the week ahead in washington with john bennett call" and erica werner
from "the washington post" and of the k about the role federal aviation administration. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] >> this week the trump administration focuses on foreign policy, visiting this president ourage the to stay in the iran nuclear deal. also, the president making tatements about and continuing discussions on the pending u.s.-north korea meeting and on there is a today, chance that mike pompeo, nominee to ump's head the state department will not get enough votes of support from the senate foreign committee. you can see that, by the way, this afternoon on c-span. check out our website at
c-span.org for information. we'll look at those details. in our first hour, we want you what you think the u.s. should do when it comes to its approach to foreign policy matters. should u.s. foreign policy stay aggressive andre more restrictive. are there other things to consider? about know what you think the u.s. approach to foreign policy by calling our phone republicans, 02-748-8000 for democrats and for independents, 8002. if you want to post on twitter, at cspanwj and our facebook page at facebo .com/c-span. chris of the kato institute of a hington d.c. has posted piece to "the new york times" taking a look at foreign policy about talkingarts about mike pompeo, the nominee to become secretary of state and and nt c.i.a. director writes this about his recent un p to visit with kim jong
saying his trip was surprising for many reasons. he went personally, kept a at a time revealed when others are questioning his fitness to become secretary of something about america's place in world affairs that at least one aspect of the trip was on no surprise at all. that americans are deeply centrally involved in a dispute involving two foreign countries, away from f miles washington. he goes on to write this morning to foreign policy matters that americans may be the last people to recognize the of global power. it's not that senior national security officials don't understand they have a problem, trump administration's national defense strategy, for example, speaks of a "ever more disruptive battlefield and worrisome trends ability to ange our deter aggression." its answer, try harder. is the united states already spends more on its military than its next seven or eight nations combined. annual expenditures including for the wars in iraq averaged istan have
$561 billion since 2001. how much more should americans maintain a military edge sufficient to deter attack against others? average 6 billion on for the next five years. the trump administration $3.78 ts spending at trillion from 2019 to 2023. some doubt that will be enough. to write more about the foreign policy matters on his website and we'll read you a more of that. when it comes to the application of foreign policy, particularly pompeo does face a key vote today in front of the foreign relations committee on whether he will become the next secretary of state, we want to get your sense of how the u.s. should approach foreign policy matters. pick a certain line or country policy overall. let us know. it's 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8002.nts you can post on our twitter feed c-spanwj and post on our
facebook page. on the sunday show yesterday, a hinting of the secretary of state's nominee hearing. again, c-span is where you can 5:00 this afternoon. that's on the vote out of the senate foreign relations mike pompeo. you can see that on c-span, c-span radio app at 5:00 this afternoon. senator dianne feinstein, the anking member of the foreign relations committee on the sunday shows yesterday. she talked about the u.s. approach particularly to north what should be done there. but she also hinted about the pompeo and ctor mike the vote he faces in front of the foreign relations committee become secretary of state. here's senator dianne feinstein from yesterday. a beginning. they are a threat to the united states. i very much welcome this approach and the fact that the presidents will have an opportunity to meet and
the new establish perimeter of a relationship. >> it was revealed this week director mike pompeo had made a secret trip to north korea. you've said you have serious doubts about whether he is qualified to be secretary of state. his ou've questioned commitment to diplomacy. bit e things that were a put-off to me about mr. pompeo were a lot of his statements and that's the past now. i think it's very important that if the president goes, the between king john un and our president goes well. to put some ability together some terms exist. lastsestion is whether it or not and the reputation of the north koreans has been they don't necessarily keep their agreements. host: if you want to let us know about u.s. foreign policy and approach s. should
those matters, it's 202-748-8000 independents, and 202-748-8002. we'll start with robert in kentucky, republican line. robert, go ahead, you're on. guest: how are you doing this pedro?, host: fine, thank you, go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. to me, the united states and trump is doing great. our alliesstick with when we bombed syria. washington, rn in d.c. after 9/11 i have watched old.e i've been 16 years and to me, saudi arabia seems that they are the ones trying to influence this country and take down and please, if anybody listening,vernment is saudi arabia is not our friend. pedro, thank you so much for taking that call. go, robert, you particularly when it comes to the actions in syria from those
ago, why did you support that? caller: i supported that because watching it live on tv, and i had a lot of trouble and those hospital kids crying when they're being i hed down by water hose, felt like i should be there helping them and i could if i would. pedro, is not a, our friend. you cannot have public beheadings like they do. donald trump -- janet in let's go to tacoma, washington. democrats line. you're next up. hello. yes, i think that i know we have to help the other countries because they're very poor. of them are. there needs to be help in our own country and i know some of them in the other have enough food but even in the united states have people that don't. own t to think of our country first. like it's -- we have to help our neighbors. a have to, you know, there's
lot of guys that we have to see everybody is ok that they should be helped. but we do have to think about our own country first. ourselves, ugh for you know, that really comes first in our country. some people think that the poor in our country shouldn't be helped. he law of god is the rich do help the poor and that's the way it's been with jesus. he was for the poor. lived poor. and he wanted to help the poor. away id the rich will go but the poor will inherit the earth. host: so janet, when it comes to helping those other countries you talked about especially the poor countries, what do you think is the benefit for the united states in doing that? well, i don't want to see these people in other ountries that are like nothing to eat, that they're sick, bones and need
med. yeah, i can't see people going like that. i feel that our country has them.h that we can help we always have. see where we should give so much that it's given so much, we don't have enough for ourselves. host: off twitter says by carrying a tly and big stick. only where vital u.s. national ecurity interests are threatened, stop arming terrorists he goes on to say. off facebook, john scott says our troops off foreign soil unless congress has approved a declaration of war. we should largely mind our own business and fermenting other countries. colleen anderson says exactly like our president is doing. to sit downis going with our president and talking with their neighbor south korea about ending a war. that's been going on for over 60 years. fair trade is being discussed instead of free trade and our
being moved to jerusalem. something the last presidents have promised but never delivered on. aspects of foreign policy being highlighted on our facebook page and twitter feed. 8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 and independents, 8002. now, you can make thoughts known phone lines. independent line is next. patricia in libertiville, illinois. good morning. caller: good morning. noted that a u.s. rather than y bombs. win hearts and minds over the bombs and tanks and missiles. essentially when we give to other nations this isn't an act altruism but an attempt to purchase loyalty. to u.s. policy interests. so i think people need to
consider that. cost of a war paid for by bread rather than cheaper one that's much in treasure, in u.s. treasure. of men he young lives and women squandered on battlefields across the world. you think is the benefit going the bread route vs. the bombs route? caller: well, certainly, when we bread and education and eans and ways of learning skills and if people can earn for themselves and are not charity, pon u.s. obviously, this is going to be a nation that looks towards a means and ways of government. a fact or if ed expand olicy to democracy, then surely, we should consider doing so by peaceful ways.
that's what i believe. nd i think that if one were to assess this means and ways, we ould find this to be very effective overall. host: ok, jim is next and joins us from ohio. democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. hey, pedro. first off, been watching you forever. you're the effective overall. on : best dressed guy tv. -- omment is host: go ahead, you're on. caller: ok. yeah, my comment is we had a arge group of us together over the weekend in columbus. we were at a restaurant talking bout just basically what's going on in the country and foreign policy. you know what? brought up very interesting, how about puerto rico? our bout we take care of own there? that country, i shouldn't say, that part of the united states is in distress! those people need help. so i think basically, we all we shouldn't be bombing other people. ust let's take care of our own
for a while and all of this story stuff, north korea is important but let's take care of here.oblems black on white. you know, that kind of situation. i just think that -- i don't want to sound like a good neck. ought to take care of our own. thanks a lot. host: thank you for the call. of n, those are just some the thoughts from people calling in about u.s. foreign policy, how the u.s. should approach these matters. 202-748-8001 for republicans. independents 202-748-8002. mike pompeo, the c.i.a. irector, president trump's nominee to become the head of is the e department subject of the opinion pages of "usa today." n their debate section, the editors make the case for mr. pompeo. saying unless a nominee has competency l or failings, presidents should be latitude to elect top aides that they trust and agree with. pompeo passes that test and
approval. one republican on the foreign relations committee threatening might k his nomination win a short term victory. pompeo who has served ably as on hisdirector including own through secret missions in north korea will be branded the only secretary of state ever the committee regardless of what the committee does. however, his fate will almost certainly reach the senate floor for approval. that's in the support section. when it comes to the opposing sarah margan of the human rights watch writes that opposing section today. this argument saying nominating pompeo was a clear sign that the president wants a state who will yield his disdain for universal disdain will yield his for universal human rights. approach to e reproductive rights and that's why human rights watch along foreign policy oriented nonprofits and the largest domestic civil and human rights leadership he conference on civil and human rights opposes pompeo to be the diplomat..
let's hear from phillip in hyattsville, maryland. independent line. caller: oh, yeah. morning. think as far as to get something good coming out of it. talk about a - we foreign policy in the united we try somebody that will to the united states. when president barack obama was here, barack obama tried to -- to make sure that our friends do not become our enemies. it's been so good, president trump continues on the president barack obama
led. going to ow that he's be with the trump friends and trump allies so he might just trump wanting to do. so pompeo in terms of he has the experience. in terms of foreign policy. you check, you know that it's going to be so tough for us something good because he was there use and he got fired. was president trump to do? make s trying to go and sure that the united states is brought back. phillip. let's go to lynn. lynn in arizona. independent line. hi. caller: good morning. i hope that congress does not approve mr. pompeo. host: why not? me?ler: have you got
host: yes, go ahead. caller: yes, i hope congress mr. pompeo.rove think he should not be approved. i've been from norway to nicaragua and people all over opposed to the way trump is bullying and threatening other to get america to come first. do the threatening kind of ways that he's doing. i think we can do it through diplomacy. we ought to be increasing the having our ment and ambassadors and our diplomats with feet on the ground advising get along with people instead of how we can threaten people and put them down. and i think there are peaceful every o achieve almost goal that america should have. host: when you say mr. pompeo is how do you define that? on? do you base that
aller: i think that everything trump has said leads us to believe that's what he wants to hire and what i've read about pompeo, mr. bolton, the various people who he's putting nto place that would have anything to do with national is looking for those kinds of people and that's what he's finding is people who will be glad to go to war. people who will be glad to increase the military, people to back him up in his threatening and bullying ways. name calling. this is not what we should be doing as a country. host: ok. let's go to anthony in virginia beach. independent line. caller: yes. thanks for having me on. good morning. man, umber one as a black i'm in support of our president donald trump. and i'm also very much in support of a strong, strong nation. host: ok. tell us why. caller: my view is this.
america has taken a step the past number of years and it's about time that we have someone in leadership who wegoing to stand for are as a nation. i do believe that as america tone., we can set the there's no reason why we should back away from these nations us, that isreatening taking advantage of us. we have to take the lead in this reason why i do support our president. i do support the nominee and i think it will be fantastic for in the future. host: when you say we have to express a tone, what's that tone? do you find that balance as far as how we express foreign policy matters? number one, we have to be strong as a nation. weakness, weak thinking, we cannot do this, we cannot do that. e're not threatening other nations. if iran had the bomb power that would ight now, america not exist. the world would not exist. so we have to be strong.
host: leading up to the visit by the french president this week, he new french newspaper has a picture. at least the back of president president trump from a previous visit. the french president will address a joint session of congress this week. talking about, amongst other atters, reportedly the iran nuclear deal. not only will he be in washington to talk up -- ncourage the united states to stay in that deal, reportedly the german chancellor angela will be in washington later this week to talk about the same topics. "the the headline from washington post" this morning. president and europe's envoy, decision due by may 12th. headline is the french president iran.ng to focus on you can talk about iran. mike pompeo. other areas of the world when it foreign policy matters. that's for new york independent line, chris, hello. morning, pedro. how are you? host: well, thank you. go ahead.
points.i only have two number one, congress needs to its powers on declaring war. giving consent. i don't think we elected a king. so our president shouldn't be war onng war or going to anybo anybody. econd of all, i think our citizens need to recognize or focus on when we shoot off missiles, each one of them million. is like $4 add that up plus the fuel and ll the other supplies that you need to transport these weapons to take itizens need consideration. and i don't know, i'll just
leave it at that. thank you for your time. host: we'll go to eugene next in virginia. republican line. hi, eugene. caller: hello. you said some really strange calls in the last couple of days. i'd like to encourage the senate of pprove the secretary state nominee. sean sh limbaugh and hannity and all of those kind of people that comment on this all the time need to get hings straight about the democrats. to be called d leftists or liberals for anything like that. host: before you go down that back to the nominee mike pompeo. why are you supportive of his role as secretary of state? mr. trump ought o have who he wants in there instead of some idiot that congress picks out. i'd like to see them start democratic party communists because that's all they are. host: that's eugene in virginia.
pompeo, earlier this year, it was on april 12th that he appeared before the relations ign committee as part of the process of being confirmed as secretary state. it was in that visit on april 12th which you could see on the he had an exchange with senator cory booker, democrat from new jersey. muslims. was their role in fighting terrorism. here's a bit of that exchange. >> and i would like to go back to what we talked about, you and and i'm this idea quoting you this special falls on muslims in regards to terrorist attacks in our country. and you said something very dramatic and i know you know this. people who are in those complicit terrorist attacks. do you think that muslim-americans in this country our military, who serve in the state department, their failure to speak up?
are they complicit in terrorist attacks? >> senator, each and every americans, each and every human being has an obligation to push back against use of violence from whatever faith. >> don't create a special class f people in this country based upon their religion to have a special obligation, as you said, attacks?n terrorist >> no, senator. that, and you and i had a chance to talk about this yesterday. i'm not sure that we ended up completely agreeing. we did. i also do believe this firmly. for certain places, for certain forms of violence, there are certain who are better ositioned and folks that are more credible and trustworthy have a more shared experience. -- when en it comes to it comes to making sure that we terrorist brewing in places where muslims congregate, there's a special place, right? more than a duty, more than a requirement. it's an opportunity, right, to
when someone from another faith says it can get characterized. >> i can go on. i have more questions. you think that muslims in merica who are in positions of leadership have a different category of obligation because of their religion. hat's what i'm hearing you saying. >> it's not an obligation. it's an opportunity. host: the next step in mr. pompeo becoming the secretary of 5:00. happens today at that's when the senate foreign relations committee will meet for a vote and see if he gets vote out of n committee before it goes to the full senate floor. 5:00 an see that live at this afternoon on c-span. c-span radio our app. eve is next in orange, connecticut. democrats line. caller: hi, i just wanted to mr. i don't believe that trump has any coherent foreign policy at all. i would say his first instinct obviously, to be
isolationist but that, then when he -- his was peaked, he then acted his mind and then for a moment ught in his -- our interests bombing syria. there was some cause there. on north korea so i think he's all over the place. no coherent u.s. policy. i also think he has a strange policy having to do with other countries having the united states money. thuggish s sort of
mentality that we're not getting to the united ck states as he's always talking how much they're paying us gettingmuch money we're back from other countries. it's a very strange thought that other r heard from any president. he's very much in mind of his background in new york city and how much we're countries.m other foreign ry odd kind of policy. and nk he's over the map has no real ideaology. we'll leave it there. for those commenting on mike pompeo. it's not that he lacks the qualifications but what message do we convey to the world if we make the director of agency our chief diplomat? and then robert says pompeo is qualified t and most
and congress. they are both democrats and deep state in the attempting to stop his nomination. n twitter, you can post at c-span wj. and on our facebook page and you can call the phone lines, the line that best represents you. from north carolina, democrats line. john, good morning, you're next up. pedro! good morning, listen, the last couple of spoken about ve mike pompeo and our foreign policy, i'm wondering if they've transplants. i mean, my lord. negotiated with russia like they're suggesting, my gosh, you know, it would be like chamberlain neville before world war ii. you just can't do that. stick a bottle of rum in putin's face and say we that.to do this and how about you agreeing with us? it's ludicrous. it's really ludicrous.
we : what's the approach should take, then? caller: i think we should -- you you talk about teddy oosevelt, he was always the dominant figure with the big stick. bludgeonhink we should countries but my lord, if they cross the line, well, of course, about a line that obama used. if they cross the red line, then we do something about it. i mean, i hate these people who he thoughts of these people criticizing our president because of the missile strikes that we -- that we gave, that we issued to syria as a second innocento stop bombing people. you don't negotiate with these people. host: ok. let's hear from tom. on our republican line, mason, ohio. you're next up, tom. remember one to thing, folks. and i thank c-span. and that is peace through strength. strength, you ve
don't have anything. the bullies will take over. remember. peace through strength. remember thatsaid you have to have that. host: so when it comes to -- if then, what's at, the best way for america to apply that peace through strength philosophy? to vote in is pompeo. he's the smartest person on the cabinet. need him up there to oversee these things. host: kelly is next up from west virginia. independent line. hi, kelly. caller: hi. of course, i know some of the that trump issaid acting like a king which he's not. going to his military leaders and asking them what do we need to do? so that's not really acting as a king.
as far as pompeo, yes, i do muslim faith has an said, to ty, as he stand up and say that we don't agree with what they've done. that whole ed to me was credible and he was saying the right thing. and booker, i think, was just twist what he was saying up. dialogue e from the that you saw with cory booker and you said you watched the whole thing. what else did you get from that hearing? did you pick up on? how foreign policy might be applied if mike pompeo becomes secretary of state? caller: well, i think he had the ideas. he did say, you know, that when cross the red line, then e have to hold them accountable. that's just common sense. host: by the way, if you want to
that hearing with mike pompeo, go to our website at c-span.org. go to the video library feature, that's featured on the website, you can type in his will nd that hearing appear and you can see it all for yourself from start to finish and make your own abouts mr. pompeo, what he would bring to the position of secretary of state. the vote today in the senate foreign relations committee to see if his nomination will go to the whole vote.e for a confirmation again, our first half-hour, people are talking about mr. pompeo. it other things, too, when thee comes to the broader sense of foreign policy and we're asking how the u.s. should approach foreign policy matters, you can world, area of the philosophy, mike pompeo, up for grabs. the next half-hour, 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 for democrats and 202-748-8002 for independents. comes to the on our facebook page, people are posting this morning. david connelly says we should neutrality like
switzerland and sweden. withdraw all forces, close ases, keep our nose out of other people's business, isolationist te but with destruction capabilities. by allowing the president to do is job, he's made a huge and positive stride in repairing the apology tour that the foreign president called the foreign policy and the international community has called a joke. rosalyn in wisconsin, good morning to you. democrats line. caller: yes, good morning to you, too. i am calling to comment on iran and nuclear weapons. host: ok, go ahead. caller: hello? host: you're on. i think we forget in this country that in 1953, that united states went into iran and overthrew a democratic and put in rnment the shaw of iran and put in the shaw. brutal dictator which caused a lot of problems that we are having now in the
east. and so, therefore, when people iran is a at terrorist nation, maybe they are not. protect y just want to themselves against the united states who was a terrorist in and hen they went overthrew their government. nd another thing when it comes to nuclear weapons if we have a in this country about guns and everybody should have a gun, to protect themselves because of the second amendment, also have that same policy when it comes to nuclear weapons? maybe everybody should have one, too, to protect themselves. host: from what you're saying i'm assuming you support the united states staying in the iran nuclear deal and would encourage the president to do that? caller: yes, i do. ost: from columbia, maryland, also on our line for democrats, first of all, iet ran foreign
was on cbs' "face the nation" this talking about mongst other things the future of the iran nuclear deal. let's show you some of what he had to say. the u.s. d that if pulls out, the outcome will be unpleasant. by that?you mean >> it would lead to u.s. in the community. everybody has advice. the administration that this is bilateral agreement between iran and the united states. it would being from seen by the international an indication that the united states is not a reliable partner. options.many and those options are not present. > if the u.s. pulls out of the nuclear deal, will iran continue to abide by its terms? of the deal efits for iran start to diminish, then there is no reason for iran to remain in the deal. because it's not acceptable for us to have a one sided
agreement. allies e u.s. and its come to their own agreements on the sidelines, to address some president gs that trump is concerned about, will you accept that? >> no. because what is important is for europeans to bring the united states into compliance. ost: one viewer off twitter says this this morning, whatever happened to make america first? another viewer says when it we s to foreign policy, certainly learned what not to do during the vietnam era. columbia, maryland, democrats line. thanks for holding on. go ahead. yeah, hi. thank you for taking my call. the pompeo issue, i would just to say that it's not a democratic issue. it's not a republican issue. would looke everyone into the koch brothers. in their back pocket. host: how do you make that connection?
caller: look into open secrets. look into his history. you know that. host: tell us. such as what? what history would you bring up? caller: he has a long history of the koch brothers want. host: ok. that's pat in columbia, maryland. republicans. independents 202-748-8002. the york times" highlights current ongoing discussions between the united states and over potential meeting there. the upcoming summit this week with north korea and south korea. headline from "the new york times" this morning says china feels a little left out when it comes to those discussions with events moving so quickly and beijing finding tself largely left on the outside, analysts said china and its leaders must at least consider what they called worst contingencies. "the loss of prestige is a big wants for china and
everyone else to view china as an essential actor of international relations the northeast asian context." that was a professor at relations in hong kong. going on to say now suddenly, relevant.no longer this story going on to say what is curious is that china has for a ades spoken in favor of peace treaty to end the korean war. it was the premier mentioning korean war in a the 1971 interview with "the new york times" columnist james reston. china, however, has a very specific view of what such a treaty would entail. of america troops from south korea that would eave both koreas leaning towards china. a peace treaty is good for china and that will presumably and learize north korea more important end the legality of the u.s. military alliance the roop presence on peninsula. that's a north korea expert at simpson center here in washington, d.c. lakewood, new jersey, republican line. you are up next.
good morning. caller: good morning. in showing that interview they had on tv about iranian prime minister, you know? a great country. ok? iranian prime n and ter to come on tv, ok, ctually try to take and intimidate and threaten the united states! i'm concerned, donald trump is doing exactly what he should do. ok? in dealing with these people. guy at the e right right time. ok. businessman and knows how to take and negotiate. ok? if you want somebody to take and his knees, ok, just like booker.id, you got cory
ok? the two chips off the same block. host: when you say mr. pompeo is time,ght guy at the right how do you qualify that? what do you mean? caller: starting with bill clinton, everybody got on their korea.ok, to north now, we have north korea at the table. comes to an, when it mr. pompeo himself, what is different in what he'll bring to the secretary of state's position? strong, e'll bring a united front with the president! that's why tillerson left. ok? disagreed e president over their approach to taking iran. give me a break. if you don't have people in your cabinet who are going to support you and how you want to take and ok, there's ple, absolutely no way to go. host: ok. this is from the business insider this morning. the president set to host a tate dinner for the french
president when he arrives this week. they have a story this morning aying that the first state dinner will exclude congressional democrats and members of the media and departure from tradition adding that politico reported this on friday. bout 150 guests will join the president in honoring the french president macron on tuesday. the event stands in sharp to the former first state ama dinner that hosts up to 350 guests on the south lawn. 400 members of congress are set to attend the president's first state dinner. ryan, ed ker paul royce, louisiana senators john kennedy and bill cassidy, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is invited but reportedly will not be able to attend. t's not that the president the first time he's strayed from tradition in this event. adding that tuesday's event is take place in the state dining room. at the white house. coordinated by first lady melania trump's office instead
event planning firm. first lady's press secretary told politico they've been months the dinner for and are focusing on on guest experience, tradition and our country's rich history with france. gainesville, virginia, democrats line. caller: yes, that's soca. good morning. i have a couple of comments. to pompeo, i on want to say that the president presidency is a classic and of on-the-job training at the cost of the american taxpayers. president to get to office, he should have a based on the knowledge of understanding issues. with nto the white house absolutely no experience in any of the fronts except wheeling and making ing money. host: that applies to foreign thoughts u make those
there. caller: yes, sir. because this is his second foreign secretary he's picking. and he wants a foreign secretary what he believes like iran. this so there will be another year of another foreign secretary after trump finds that pompeo is not going to agree with him and then gets fired. to another one. and this will continue for the next 2 1/2 years. at the expense of american taxpayers. basically, we are paying for stupidity. host: let's go to rick, west virginia. democrats line. i got a few comments. agree with the previous caller. concerning donald trump in my ook and i'm almost 64-year-old caucasian. i've been around this world a few times. inept, he most incompetent, dishonest, unqualified president to ever, ever hold office and i for the
can't understand how so many people from the rural art of the country fell for a new york city slicker's fast talking words. host: ok, rick. to the point of foreign policy. what do you think of the approach? policy, eah, foreign the way the world is armed with nuclear weapons these days, got to find a different world h because if not, war iii is inevitable. -- this is not the second world war and with all the nuclear weapons we've got, vaporize this planet in half-hour. host: ok. about 15 minutes or so until you a chance to comment on the u.s. approach to foreign policy. making several -- doing it several ways this morning. you talk about the secretary of pompeo.minee mike other countries being brought up, other matters when it comes to foreign policy, too. know in that 15 minutes. 202-748-8000.
2-748-8002.s 2 0e in advance of that meeting between the french president and the united states president on news sunday, it was the french president who talked and relationshiput the between the united states and france. here's how the french president described it. >> look, i think we have a because elationship both of us are probably the maverick of the system on both sides. i think president trump's election was unexpected in your country. and probably my election wasn't expected in my country. and we are not part of the political system. second, i think we are very much critical some very fight against y isis. a very think we have strong personal relation based on the different meetings we had visits that y the
our president gave to my -- try for bass till bastille day. > i want to go back to the famous first handshake between of two of you in the nato summit. it lasted six agonizing seconds and you said afterwards, it was not an innocent moment. it was a moment of truth. how important do you think it as to establish that you were not going to be pushed around? there's a very yes, very direct moment. innocent, it's not it's to say we were sitting to shake nd we had hands. and it was to say now, we will work together. host: let's hear from tim and tim is in brighton, massachusetts, republican line. good morning.
caller: good morning to you. so looking at how the united tates has approached foreign policy during my lifetime, it appears that congress basically as been a rubber stamp for whatever the sitting president wants to do as far as military actions and i understand that the president is the executive of the military but that seems completely off because we're doing things that could be war.idered acts of but there's no congressional check anymore. and i think if the united states continue to approach foreign policy in a neo-conservative progressive of athere needs to be more legislative check on that. that would be my comment. ost: would you mean, say, in the case of a new authorization for the use of military force, those kind of matters? yeah, exactly. i don't understand how somebody jot of a penlittle can strike a foreign national country with drones or anything like that. twitter, charlie c. says our foreign policy needs to be looked at in conjunction with the western european and asian allies. there needs to be some agreement with the post communist russia
they view as hat their strategic interests that is not harmful to ours. "the washington post" this morning, spin-off story when it takes a look at russians coming to the united states for vacation and 250y're being held up with a day wait for visas. robbins saysferris since last month's expulsion of in st. s and closure petersburg, the next available visa appointment at the u.s. moscow is 250 days time. the diplomats were kicked after allies expelled a total of 150 russians from embassies for the poisoning of a former double agent that moscow denies. and lastly, the foreign minister with the relations west than worst than during the days of the cold war. and debacle in moscow washington to trade fresh barbs last week. kremlin accused the united tates of denying visa appointments to crew members of russia's flagship carrier and only airline with direct flights united states.
a state department official dismissed the claims as false.pful" and simply cambridge, massachusetts, democrats line. we'll hear from v.j. next. go ahead. caller: hi there. am i on? host: yes, you are. go ahead. to quickly nted comment about the kind of sheer from isy it seems coming conservatives these days whether mainstream or on the fringes. obama had asked for authorization from congress as he should have to strike yria when they crossed the red line, you know, x number of years ago and was rejected conservative y leadership in a leadership position. for years his d attempt at diplomacy with north and now other actors everything is kind of a-ok when instantaneously to a meeting with north korea to diplomacy. trump's the, you know,
to russia is shocking to see each and every day. i'm surprised i'm still shocked it. that's it. would love to hear some responses if they are able to. thanks. host: arkansas is next. republican line. we'll hear next from ike. yes, i'm able to, mr. massachusetts. y comment is that middle east is fire and sand make glass. it's very sarcastic. that's the way we feel down here in arkansas. what do you mean by that, though? caller: fire and sand? we don't care what they do in the middle east. i'm ready for it to be wiped out. be right? fire and ice? glass? nothing over there. we don't care. they're just sapping our spiritual l and our
strength, those muslims, aren't they? us next froml join saint clare shores. republican line. over the last 100 years, we've lost 600,000 combat troops in foreign wars. of those have been under democrat presidents. world war i, world war ii, korea and vietnam. last 10 years, barack obama has surrendered the lost our -- lost many parts of the world to isis, to china, he lost ukraine is in danger and russia. he surrendered syria and the middle east to putin. to north he's kowtowed korea and cuba and this guy has been a disaster and yet, i hear individuals with trump derangement syndrome attacking done more for national security and peace of any president in the last -- since reagan.
host: speaking of isis, "the new york times" highlights a for isis and recent statements called by him saying that in a nearly hour long audio recording that was released inside the group's chatrooms and the essaging app telegram, spokesman called on fighters to redirect their ire to leaders of arab nations in the region prostate toibes as a talk about sunnis that strayed of the interpretation faith. there's no difference between fightings the leaders of saudi arabia, iran and the their americannd crusader allies or the russians or the europeans. he arrange ued that they deserve to be treated even more harshly because "these are arabs and are more pierce and vicious against islam." hank,uth carolina, this is independent line. caller: thanks for taking my call. i just wanted to comment on this
pompeo discussion you all were talking about. host: uh-huh. he was first in his at west point. first in his class at harvard. the wall with the calvary before the berlin wall come down. ow we're trying to say that he's not qualified or that appoint thegoing to secretary of state. let the president -- that's what has ve been -- president been appointing secretary of state since finding this country. a sudden we're going to let the congress start doing it? host: the congress -- just note nominates the secretary of state. it's up for congress to approve that nomination. caller: that's true. that's true. but how many -- can you tell me how many have been disapproved? host: it would be a first from what i read from the papers this morning if it were indeed to happen.
right. right. right. right. for the - he's working president. the president wants his man in for somebody was working you, wouldn't you want somebody you could depend on? somebody you could trust working for you? host: again, that's hank giving his thoughts this morning and talking about that process. that process plays out today. 5:00 this afternoon in front of the senate foreign relations committee. on the secretary of state nomination mike pompeo. 5:00 this afternoon. c-span, c-span.org and c-span radio app. andrew in white plains. line.rats hi there, you're next up. caller: good morning, pedro. call and taking my thank you for c-span. general question as to u.s. policy, i think we cannot hide behind a wall. i think we have to be engaged. put it very well, we have to spend money on the state department or spending it bullets. i hope that we realize that we have to be engaged in a world in hich is going to be
increasingly dominated by china and to a lesser extent by russia. we have to be out there. we can't hide. as far as mr. pompeo is concerned, i'm not sure how crazy i am about him as an he seems like an educated and strong minded person. so i think that would be a for mr. trump. 'd also like to point out president bush, 41, was a director of the c.i.a. at one time before he became president. not necessarily a bad pedigree. thank you very much. you can i ask you about, said you weren't crazy about mr. pompeo individually. what drives you to say that? caller: i understand he tends to towards -- i think e need somebody who, you know, trump has to have -- really close symbiotic relationship secretary of ween state and the president. we need somebody who can advise to the president and not one to for him, too.amp let's see what happens. i agree with hank from west virginia. has to the president
pick his own staff. host: that's andrew in white plains, new york. political writing in the days advancing to this nomination earing this afternoon about senator rand paul, particularly how he might sway ultimately what happens today. political story saying that the president is convinced rand powell won't let him down but the kentucky republican is off ng no signs of backing his fight to stop mike pompeo from becoming the secretary of state. call on wednesday scheduled meeting on thursday, he hasn't changed his stance against pompeo. goes all out and gets republicans to join him, it could kill the nomination then there. they are hopeful he won't stick o t to president trump like that. mr. pompeo's backers are furious that the libertarian might aid for empowering democrats and opposing the president that beat rand paul in a critical over staff appointment. "he's got some very different views on our foreign policy.
think it's an unfortunate way to express those views." that was the senate majority leader. senate majority whip, republican of texas. robert, good morning. dayton, ohio. republican line. caller: yes, my name is robert about how 'm calling the democrats are blasting trump policy.ign the last three democrat record.nts are terrible we had carter. and obama had the same identical record. they both cut our military so bad when carter cut our iran wasn't had afraid of us. took our people hostage. them against our will for 444 days. to get these ng people out except for failed attempt to send a helicopters in iran on a rescue mission. helicopters crashed
to get our young men and never troops, we had shortages, i found out from a mine that worked at the motor pool. the hese helicopters have wrong sized air filter, because the sand got into the helicopter and causing the crash. host: ok, we'll go to billy in tennessee. independent line. billy, good morning, you're next. caller: good morning. to say that i appreciate president trump. he has restored the relationship between our country and israel. obama almost ended that relationship. he did not like israel. anything that came up in the iddle east was always for the muslim countries. never for israel. there.have visited i'm not sure. i think i remember that he did.
but his visit was very brief. i am a lifelong democrat. voted for one republican in my howard and that was baker as a senator for tennessee. i voted for donald j. trump. nd i'm proud that i did vote for him. i think he is a good president. wish the media would give him a chance to be a good president. host: ok. let's go to randall. lewiston, all from maine, independent line. caller: yeah. it's not that pompeo is going to or approved or anything. it's how long will he last? that's my question. host: why is that the question to ask? caller: because trump goes that is my question.abinet! host: why is that the question to ask? caller: because trump goes
through all of his cabinet. somebody is leaving so pompeo could have a job. how many cabinet officials or people in office have gone through that? host: considering he served at , do you of the cia think that could improve his chances of staying? caller: mr. trump is a self-proclaimed wind expert. he thinks he is an expert at everything. i think he is just going to argue. what did the intelligent people he has had. tillerson, they were trying to control him. you cannot control trump. will bendall from maine our last caller. the debate over mike pompeo is the -- is only one thing going on in washington this week.
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cases podcast. >> washington journal continues. host: a lot of events in washington this week and we have two guests to join us. john bennett covers the white house for roll call. we also joined by the washington post's erica werner. thank you for joining us. erica: thank you. host: a thing of interest is mike pompeo and whether he becomes the next secretary of state. statewerner, what is the of the foreign relations committee? erica: they will be having a hearing this afternoon and it is not looking good for him and committee. rand paul is opposed as well as most of the democrats on the committee. regardless of how that vote turns out, they will move that nomination to the floor, where he is expected to get a favorable vote this week. host: what is rand paul's
disagreement with mike pompeo? erica: rand paul has protectionist tendencies when it comes to point -- foreign policy and opposes a range of nominees over those issues. role ast see the u.s. intervening in foreign countries. host: for those who don't follow us closely, if he does not survive, how does he get to the senate floor? erica: the majority leader has the right and the ability to take a nomination and put it on the floor even if there is an unfavorable vote in committee. that has happened in the past and that is what is expected to happen here. , i know onennett person who is hoping that will happen is the president himself. what if you think mr. pompeo can do this job? john: just like we will see with
president trump's macron and with angela merkel, things with pros -- things with president trump our personal. -- are personal. he feels very comfortable with mike pompeo who is the sitting cia director, so he has briefed the president several times per week. are other meetings, he is on the phone with the president as things are happening around the world. they have a good personal rapport and they happen to agree. that morning when the president left the white house, he was asked what he had just fired rex tillerson, depending on the day and who you talk to -- talked to , he said >> and i did not see eye to eye -- he said rex and i did not see eye to and he has said nothing but the opposite about mike pompeo.
he wants a secretary of state that he trusts when he is out and about around the world, on the phone with world leaders, that they are on the same sheet of music. host: what is the skill set that mr. pompeo brings to the position should he get it? his policy views seem to be very important. he is more hawkish than secretary tillerson was. he has been thinking about the issues longer. he has more washington experience. he can play that inside game. by all accounts, even some democrats have been impressed with pompeo. they may not agree with him, but he does know the issues, where tillerson was an excellent graduate school program. he had to get spun up on this. pompeo has been thinking about this. he can play the outside game
around the world and the inside game, and he has the president's trust. host: erica werner, is there support for mike pompeo in the senate? erica: we have already heard from one democrat coming out in support of him. aside from rand paul, publicans are very supportive. very --er has been extremely supportive of mike pompeo, urging his colleagues to support the nomination. it is helpful for a nominee who comes from congress, so pompeo having served in the house has those relationships already, has that level of understanding and trust with his colleagues and we are likely to see more democrats come out this week in support. is likely to come out in support of pompeo. it will be a narrow vote and a
close partyline vote, but he only needs a simple majority. just one of the topics we will engage, in this hour. if you want to ask questions about topics we will bring up, (202)-748-8001 republicans, (202)-748-8000 for democrats and for independents, (202)-748-8002 . while this is going on, congress will hear from the french president. the message, iran. what is expected? erica: this is going to be interesting because it is the first -- there is been a lot of opposition from republicans on capitol hill to the iran deal. the french president was very supportive of it and we expect him to make that case to the hill. it remains to be seen how that is received. hasfrench president himself won a rapport with the president
and his perceived well on capitol hill. he has that kind of congenial ability to win people over on a personal level. we will see how that plays as he addresses congress. host: as far as that goes, would you say that as well, john? are there improving ties between the two? john: it is somewhat of an odd pair. 71-year-old trump with more nationalist thinking and the 40-year-old french president viewed as more of a globalist. i read a story over the weekend that he is viewed as the french obama. , eric has paper had a great story about how macron has tried to consolidate power at home and point out some of the similarities in his governing philosophy and that of trump. while they don't agree on everything and there are some prickly issues they will get
into, i would expect today and tonight, you would not expect these two individuals to hit it off. you would not expect macron to necessarily be the european leader that donald trump is closest to. you might pick someone like theresa may or even angela merkel. this is definitely an interesting thing to watch. it will be at a fascinating day and a half. it is a close relationship. with thes on board recent missile strikes in syria. senior a administration officials who briefed us friday afternoon kind of signal that president trump will press macron on possibly french troops doing more in syria. trump won's to bring all u.s. troops out of syria -- once --
wants to bring all u.s. troops out of syria. trying to use that relationship and president trump talks a lot about his personal relationships with other world leaders. xi,have chinese president maybe macron's second and then prime minister of a -- prime minister abe. -- erica: i don't know. when he leader comes, there are private meetings with the senate leader, the house speaker, perhaps with the foreign relations committee leader. on a range of issues, for macron in france, president trump has -- is not a popular figure in that country. there is a risk for the french president domestically and there have been questions raised even as he tries to build this relationship with trump. what has he gotten out of it?
tried to keep trump in the climate change accord, for example. the iran nuclear deal. it is a question mark with regard to want direction this could go in. host: outburst first caller is michael on our republican line -- our first caller is michael on our republican line. the past seven years, our foreign policy was focused on intervening on other countries. you give -- trump has said we use lots of money but i do not know how much, more than evan trillion
dollars and i think that should change. i don't know when. i'm sure mike pompeo is not the guy who is willing to do something for our foreign policy. the next thing i am wanting to say is about the iran nuclear deal. i believe iran has done butything that it shouldn't on our side, i don't think so. the united states has done nothing about that deal and yet is complaining about the deal. host: let's start with the status of the deal. what is the u.s. position? is still in the iran nuclear deal but president trump is very skeptical. he has tot like to -- renew u.s. participation every few months and he does not like doing that.
he thinks it is that optics and it upsets his base. he is probably right on the latter. he is trying to find a way out of this and he has given the eu and that includes the two presidents that he will see this week, until may 12 to come up with something to fix it, to make it more workable in his eyes and be a little tougher on iran. it is not clear that the two sides are going to get there by may 12. that is going to be a big topic in his meeting with president macron and chancellor merkel. point inr does have a president trump's rhetoric about getting out of the middle east. this is something we hear routinely. it is in his stump speech. there is a part about what he wants to do.
he still talks about getting out of the middle east. he says we spent trillions in the middle east and we should have spent them here at home. the caller has a point. if you look at pompeo, that is not really his stance. he is an interventionist and we also see that with -- when president trump decided to replace h.r. mcmaster with john bolton. that does not line up and we see that again and again with president trump. erica: this is something that previous presidents have also encountered. come intoma, they office on promises of wanting to disengage from the middle east or various conflicts and once they are in office, they find out that it is much more complicated. syria,esident trump on just days before launching missile strikes with some of our allies, he said it was time to get out of syria. once you get into the oval
office, often you find that the reality of these complex is much more complicated and it is more difficult to disengage. host: democrats line, let's hear from gary in indiana. caller: the subject you are talking about is what i wanted to talk about. president trump wants to tear up the iran deal. if he does, how is that going to work out to make a deal with north korea? if we are not going to hold to our policies? host: what is congress's general sense of whether we should stick with the iran deal? erica: there is support for the congress, including among republicans. there have been officials testifying over the months where republicans have solicited
testimony stating that the iran deal is basically working and trump, despite his reluctance to do that certification, he has continued to do so. we will see where that goes. it is similar to where we have been on the trade deals. for example, nafta where president trump promised to get out, heard a lot of complaints and thus far, he has not. international accords that the president seemingly on a gut level opposes, he nevertheless has stayed in them and that is possibly because of pressure from republicans on the hill and members of his own administration. john: i know for a fact what white house officials would say to the caller. if the eu cannot come up with something, if conference cannot
-- if congress cannot convince the president to stay in the deal, then whatever action the president might take would send a signal to north korea that he -- that he is being tough on iran and that he would be tough on kim as well. they will counter that it is actually a move of toughness to pull out of the deal and they are signaling to north korea that they have to be serious if and when this summit happens. host: let's go to maria in new jersey, independent line. caller: i have three things i would like your guests to comment on. the first is, i think it is time circus. the old getting in the globalism has made us bankrupt and hated. we are in conflict around the world but the american people are not aware. weanted to make a point that
are friends with israel, we give them our newest arms. they trade them to china. agreement withs great britain and the commonwealth where there is no separation of our intelligence. effectively we have allowed our government to be re-colonized. one of our founding fathers said that if you american people know the truth, they were steeler -- they will steer the country in the right way. i think it is the press's duty to bring all this information up. the last thing, is what is being done with espionage charges for debbie wasserman schultz with her pakistani things? there are a lot of spies in our government and we ought to consider that nobody with dual seat.nship should have a
john: it is no secret that the u.s. is involved in a number of countries. there are operations we don't know about. this is something that president trump ran on, to not be the world's policeman but as erica said, when you get into the oval office, it is harder to untangle what is going on in u.s. involvement. she hinted on great britain. we have not seen president trump go for a state vision -- a state visit. it was on, it is off, it is in limbo. the arms to israel issue is always one that comes up. i imagine it will come up before the president's term is up again. just like president obama who despite tensions with netanyahu,
since record amounts of u.s. weapons to israel, i think that will continue. congress is very much in favor of that. president trump is in favor of that, so i would not expect that to stop. sure how much i have to add. campaigned on not intervening in conflicts around the world and there are many of those where the u.s. has traditionally for years played kind of a policing role and we are continuing to do that, despite the promises that trump made during the campaign. shared? that widely repeatedly, senator paul angry as his colleagues, including majority leader mcconnell by pushing those
views. there is a sentiment that he does that to get attention rather than from sincere belief. on the pompeo nomination in particular, a lot of his fellow republicans are pretty angry with him at the moment, that he is trying to hold up a nomination that is widely supported. host: there was a report that senator paul's resistance could sway over democrats who are on the fence. is there evidence of that? erica: i don't know how much influence senator paul has with democrats. are pretty widely known and understood among his colleagues and tend to be contained to himself. he is not a member who tends to have wide influence with his colleagues. host: we go to maryland, democrats line. waser: when mike pompeo
asked what his views were on homosexuality, he refused to answer. the senator asked specifically, can you please give a yes or no answer. i find a frustrating because we know what his views are. anthinks homosexuality is abomination and i find that sad considering how many gay people there are, working in the state department. there is no representation. trump said an office that he issues heouch lgbtq is clearly going after them by selecting these people who are against homosexual marriage and clearly attacking them by appointing these people. i don't understand what is going on. that that was part of april 12 confirmation hearing. questions when it comes to lg -- lgbtq issues and the like. frustrating to
senators as well as to the public. lgbt issues are something that have -- are something that have been raised on the margins in some of his confirmation hearings, especially early on with some of the trump nominees. the supreme court has ruled on the issue of gay marriage and that is the law of the land and that is not going to change, regardless of the views of any individual nominee. john: it certainly has frustrated some democrats since his confirmation hearing, but broader politics are at play. there is an election in november and the white house leaned on some red state senate democrats who are vulnerable. senator heitkamp was among them, sensor jones -- senator jones. getting reelected at times like
this, no matter how strongly lawmakers feel about issues like this, they have put their reelection prospects first and i think we see that with senator heitkamp. she said she will vote for mike pompeo, clearly an ally of the lgbtq community, but she has to think about reelection. host: other things to consider when it comes to nominations. the current va secretary. what are the chances of him becoming the secretary? john: finally the white house formally nominated him. was announced friday. i don't believe we have a confirmation hearing scheduled yet. the white house is still preparing him for those hearings. we have not heard a lot since the announcement from lawmakers. they have been focused on other issues. in the coming weeks, we are
going to hear more and more and it is just not a clear picture of his prospects. he is a rear admiral in the navy but he has no previous major command for management experience. that will be the focal point of the confirmation hearing. he has been meeting with senators, but there are so many problems with the veterans affairs department and usually or someonereformer who has been thinking about these issues to start fixing some of them and i think senators are going to have a hard time trying to find out if dr. jackson has really thought about these issues in depth before the last month. host: waziristan judgment when this nomination came up? the issue with republicans as john was alluding to was that they do not really know him.
you're not going to get a trump supporter to give a no on a trump nominee but they will not be able to say they support this person because they don't know this person. the process has to play out. for democrats, the issue they are focused on with any va nominee is the question of privatizing the department and they want to extract assurances from him that he is not going to go down that road. he is kind of an unknown figure on the hill and that is going to have to chill -- change over the coming weeks. , epa one more administrator scott pruitt on the hill. what is he facing? erica: there are a lot of questions around scott pruitt and the way he has used -- has managed the department, particularly his own security detail, the amount of money he has spent on bulletproof seeds in his car, on flying first
class, that sort of thing. when asked last week about scott pruitt, senator mcconnell said that he likes his policies and that is where republican senators stand on him. they like the approach he has taken on rolling back regulations. his support among republicans does not seem to be significantly eroded. host: and among the top republican? john: it is pretty strong. the president is not pleased with all the things erica mentioned and his senior aides to whisper in his era that when he gets frustrated with or jeffrator pruitt, sessions, but those individuals are implementing his agenda about as well as the president could expect. be the top two in the cabinet that are really adhering to what the president wants to
do and until that changes, until prewitt makes some decision that , i president disagrees with have gone contrary in on this -- contrarian on this in saying it less -- in saying unless he messes up in testimony, he is probably going to keep his job. erica: and if the president were a fire prewitt and nominate new epa pick, that person would have a hard time getting confirmed. that is another reason for trump to stick with pruitt. host: (202)-748-8001 for republicans, (202)-748-8000 for democrats and for independents, (202)-748-8002. we are joined by john bennett who works for roll call and erika werner from the washington post.
caller: i believe that the middle east would not have been destabilized during the time that bush was in there, when they decided to say that man had weapons of mass destruction. they kept iran in check next to them and right after that is when everything started to break loose. the bombing of the twin towers, all of al qaeda. when we say we go to countries because of humidity, the new think about the jews, rwanda, we did not go there. during that time, i thought about oil. we were in a oil crisis and this was a way the u.s. could get oil and i think we do stabilize the u.s. -- the middle east -- i think we destabilized the middle east.
i think that the iraq war and president bush's decision to invade and the fact that ultimately there were no weapons of mass destruction found is something that continues to resonate in our politics and particularly with democrats. nancy pelosi has made the point that whatever you think about trump, he did not invade iraq, you could argue that decision was much more ruinous than anything president trump has done. hugeraq war remains a mistake in the view of many democrats and continues to kind of influence people thinking about whether or not to intervene in other conflicts. john: isis was born out of some of the mistakes that were made not only george w.
bush but also barack obama -- not only by george w. bush but also by barack obama. that is one reason president trump has found it so hard to untangle the u.s. from syria because isis is still -- it is a stronghold for isis. they have a big foothold there. host: this is brad from minnesota, republican line. caller: good morning. i heard you talking about the iranian deal and i am here to set the real facts straight on that. fiat.as a presidential it was voted in by the house. the house rejected it wholeheartedly and then we had harry reid a stop to it. the real thing on this is that there were more votes against the iranian deal than what
passed the aca. when i hear these people try to iin these things, i think need to come to your set because i would eat the ladies lunch real quick. let's get some fair and balanced people on here. set the you want to stage and what he said and how it compares to what actually happened? erica: he is correct that the iran deal, there was majority opposition in congress to it but the way they set up the vote, you needed three quarters to prevent it from going into effect and they did not reach that level in the senate. it was kind of an upside down victory for the obama administration in the way the vote happened in the senate. they initially wanted to implement that deal without congress having a say at all. withor corker got involved
others, ensuring there would be a vote in the foreign relations committee and on the floor. it was kind of an odd procedure that took place where there were not the votes to prevent the deal from going forward. congress did have a say and ultimately the deal was implemented with congress's approval in a sense although there was not a lot of support among the president's own party or certainly republicans. host: and the way to president obama approached the matter compared to -- and adding what she said. president obama was very forceful in trying to get that deal. president trump, very forceful at least in trying to get different terms or getting europe to do more. i don't expect president trump
will -- he may kick it to congress again. he has done that a couple times. i think we could see president trump get frustrated with congress if the u.s. stays in this and he tries again to go to congress to get some kind of thelution and i could see trump folks trying to find a way he could act on his own if he does decide to get out of this. host: north carolina, democrats line. caller: thank you. with the iran deal, the only reason why he wants to get out of the iran deal is because president obama did that deal. he came into office with the idea that no matter what president obama had done, whether it was good or bad for the country, he was going to reverse it and that is why he wants to reverse the iran deal. the organization that certifies whether or not the deal is being implemented has certified that
they are following the it is time each time for recertification, so there is no reason other than he wants it done because president obama did it. pompeo, theing with democrats should remember that republicans held up president obama's supreme court nominee for over a year. they never even brought it to the floor. when you said that this would be the first time that a person in his position had not been going through congress, this would be as bad as the supreme court nominee. they never voted for garland. they never gave the president the opportunity. host: when it comes to the iran nuclear deal, is it as simple as wanting to be a reversal of an
obama administration policy? john: i talked to experts who have raised that with me, that they cannot find much of a reason why president trump is so skeptical of the deal. i have talked to republican lawmakers who think the president is doing the right thing. on that, it depends on who you ask. there is only one person who knows for sure and that is president trump. we have seen him kind of change his stance on things, so it is unclear somewhat why the president is doing this. it is clear that he does not trust iranian leaders and that is probably the crux behind why he wants to do this. aides have told me that being tough on iran like this is a signal to north korea. come to the negotiating table, the serious and follow through or we will pull out of this deal
and the president said he has all options on the table. erica: the caller also referenced the merrick garland nomination. that was president obama's supreme court pick who senator mcconnell stalled in the senate and once trump came in, and it up nominating and confirming neil gorsuch. remained veryl upset about how that played out. issue of to the larger nomination fights in the senate and currently, senator mcconnell is working very hard to approve as many nominees as he can while democrats are resisting and part of that is the concern that there is the possibility in november of the senate changing hands at which point democrats would control what comes to the floor. host: when it comes to another topic altogether, several
requests by congress members of the justice department for information regarding hillary clinton, what is behind their interest still in getting access to this material and could you explain what is being asked for? erica: this is coming primarily from the house who remain focused on hillary clinton and the way the investigation into her emails was conducted. they have requested the justice department for various pieces of that, andn related to they are frustrated that those requests are not being met quickly enough. that said, republicans in the tack andke a different have been supportive of jeff sessions and protective of him, a former colleague and have been arguing that sessions is trying to speed up those requests and give the material that is being
requested. we have heard some health republicans -- house republicans go so far as to say that rod rosenstein should be impeached. that is not the rhetoric you hear from senate republicans. that political fighting is a remnant of the 2016 campaign when the republicans were so focused on hillary clinton and or emails and they have not completely let that go. host: another add-on to the president's legal team. tell us about the role this person will serve and what he hopes to bring. erica: former new york mayor rudy giuliani joined the legal team. giuliani is promising to negotiate a quick end to the mueller investigation. some experts i have talked to have said that is going to be a long shot, some saying flat it is not going to happen in that director mueller is going to go
about his work and he will investigation -- he will finish his investigation when he has .eached the end giuliani brings star power to this team. i would not be surprised to see giuliani on television doing interviews at some point. he has kind of been the one attorney who has made it through the crucible. to maybexpect giuliani become a spokesman for the legal team. he is very well-known, very well respected for his handling of 9/11 as new york mayor. whether or not he can negotiate ane nd with mueller -- negotiate an end with mueller, experts just don't think that is going to happen. host: on the senate side, when it comes to robert mueller, there was this debate over
offering legislative protection. where does that stand? erica: that bill is expected to come up in the judiciary committee although it looks like it will be held over. regardless of what happens in committee, senator mcconnell has made it clear that that bill will not be coming to the floor. host: only because he is convinced the president will not fire robert mueller. erica: correct. senator mcconnell like many other republicans including house speaker ryan feels confident that the president will not be firing robert mueller. it has never been completely clear, the source of that confidence but that is their position. host: let's go to berkeley springs, west virginia. caller: i would like to speak to the lady from the washington post. she knows that her paper is friend of -- is no friend of donald trump.
thehas a way of slanting things she talks about like the publicans took us into iraq. don't you recall that every democrat in the senate save one agreed with that? i would like to ask you, as your paper ever printed the males emailssa page -- the from lisa page? erica: our paper covered that issue, as with all issues we cover with the trumpet administration or other administrations, we attempt to do so fairly and present both sides. host: from alaska, paul, republican line. caller: good morning. i am addressing both of the commentators. are either one of you cognizant ,f david grossman's book
assassination generation? i don't know what the topic of the book brings to the conversation. go ahead and make your point. in the the point is national shooting just -- nashville shooting and the recent school shootings, we have been raising a generations of assassins based on the fact that hollywood and the violent videogames and the violent movies of quentin tarantino, nobody has been discussing the root cause of all the shootings which is the education of our by viewing assassins violent movies. i have not heard anybody talk of thehe root cause change in generation from the boomer generation versus the assassination generation that we have raised right now. host: thank you.
the larger issues, the gun issue. the president was interested in forming a commission to look at this idea of school violence. have we heard anything more? john: we have not heard a lot. they had their first meeting a few weeks ago. the president did have videogame industry folks to the white house in the weeks after the shooting and the parkland high school shooting. whether anything has come of that meeting, there is little evidence that any policy change or any proposals are coming out of the them astray should that would target violent video games but it is something the president and his aides have talked about. we do not know what secretary devos and her association may do. host: a lot of discussion about school shootings in the days after that event.
where are we now? erica: obviously the issue of school shootings is something that is very prominent in our society today and cannot be ignored on capitol hill with the walkouts and the shootings that happened again and again. -- happen again and again. republicans are not interested in advancing any legislative solutions. attempts to do so have failed, even relatively minor fixes related to background checks. it does not look like that has the political support in congress. host: let's hear from james in north carolina, democrats line. forer: my question is either or both of your guests. the epa administrator, scott pruitt, it has been reported that currently, he has a , 20 individuals
that are costing the american taxpayers more than $3000 a month along with several other questionable large expenditures. i want to know why there is not more reporting on the mismanagement of that department by mr. pruitt. john: i think there has been a good amount of reporting. that is how we know about these expenditures. i believe it was the disneyland trip with the large armada of security guards. i think the media has done a pretty good job in bringing some of this to life -- light. frankly, that is how the president knows about this. the white house learned about this through media reports. the media is not living up on this. i can testify to that and i would expect if administrator
pattern, iinues this would expect more news alerts on your phone. because of the stance he takes on a administration policy, he gets support but does that mean he is not going to get tough questions from republicans when he appears before capitol hill? erica: he will certainly get tough questions from democrats. as the november midterms approach, part of the political consideration is if democrats take back either chamber of congress and they certainly have a good chance of taking back the a lot ofu can expect hearings on issues like scott pruitt's security details. that the device also has a large security detail and spends a lot of money. that is something democrats would like to dig into. from the minority, their ability to do so is limited but if they succeed in taking the house or
the senate, you will definitely be hearing from these issues. host: if they take the house, does impeachment,? -- -- does impeachment come up? erica: it already has. al green presented a privileged impeachment resolution. it got maybe 30 or so votes. butn't remember exactly, that is not insignificant. nancy pelosi, chuck schumer do not want to go there. line tocrats who are in chair the relevant committees in the house do not appear to want to put that on the table. there is pressure from elements of the democratic base and will continue to be, to look at impeachment, talk about impeachment. the party leaders at this point do not think that is a helpful conversation. host: what keeps them from going
there? like: the leadership feels talking about impeachment, putting that on the table essentially could turn off moderate voters. the suburban voters they need to win in the midterms. that for political reasons it is not a conversation they want to have. the white house's thinking when it comes to the role it will play in preserving the house and the senate? the president wants to be out and about over the summer .nd the fall there is some questioning just -- e he might go my turn off some of those cerumen white women who voted
for him may be against at least some of their consciousness because of some things the president said or did in the past. i would expect to see him in areas like the south, areas like the rust belt where he took some states he was not expected to and it was that america first message that still plays well. he is going there saturday night. he is going to michigan for a campaign style rally. i would expect that to continue into the summer and fall. host: mac, summerfield, florida, republican line. caller: i would like to speak to the lady from the washington post to see if she recalls during the election or the campaign how rigged it was for hillary to be correlated as the candidate and shut bernie sanders out. thank you. that is certainly a view
that many people hold and a number of regrets that democrats viewed -- hillary was viewed as such a presumptive nominee, it was her turn and that is why the party machinery got behind her and we see how it worked out and there are some regrets about that. host: roy in georgia, next up, republican line. caller: i was concerned about the media and it is like a conspiracy going on that we don't want to admit the truth, but donald trump was elected because of the idea that he promised to nominate a conservative judge to the supreme court. nominate a going to supreme court justice to protect the gay-rights movement and the
president served for four years and a supreme court justice service for a lifetime. i think we have been dishonest when we say it is the russians that were responsible for trump being elected. host: the president keeping those promises he made, particularly on those fronts. john: there has been a lot made about the president in keeping his promises to evangelicals and that base and it really is a mixed bag. andlook at the steel aluminum terrace -- terrace -- tarrifs. those were hit largest in areas with large populations of evangelicals and people who were big trump supporters and helped put him in office. neil gorsuch is the president's nominee who is now a justice. he was viewed as one of those
kept promises. whatever the president or his tick off his accomplishments from his first 16 months in office, neil gorsuch is always in the first three or four. saw last week, he broke with the liberal justices. asixed bag, even with just -- with justice court to -- with justice gorsuch. host: if we have democrats in the house or senate controlling it, the agenda of the president is stymied? caller indicated, there has been polling that suggests that even jellico evange-- even jellico -- lical voters are part of the reason they supported trump. that is accurate. isator mcconnell currently
single-mindedly focused on serve for judges who life unlike the president and that is certainly a argument -- certainly an argument to be made for donors. democrats,te fall to they are not going to be able to confirm those lifetime judges. host: i know neither of you cover the supreme court directly but deputy attorney general rod rosenstein will be before the court talking about sentencing. john: it is not something i have been focused on. erica: and i don't cover the supreme court but according to some of the stories i have read, this will be rosenstein's first chance to argue before the high court, which is the filling a lifetime ambition for him. it is going to be interesting to see how he performs their, on a very public stage in that
spotlight and even though it which is thevised president's preferred medium, there will be a lot of attention on it. if he does well, the president is certain to notice. host: let's hear from connor, maryland, independent line. caller: thank you for having me on. my question or comment is about the midterm elections and whether or not there is any message coming out of the democrats as to what their vision is if they were to win the house or the senate. erica: the caller gets to a complaint i have heard that the democrats don't really have a message except for being opposed to trump. in fact, the have attempted to and senatorssage schumer and others have rolled it out. i can't remember what it is
called. it has kind of a slogany name, but the fact that i don't know it and the problems about it is in the senate races in particular, democrats need to run on their own issues and their own set of issues that work for their state. attempting to nationalize a message for democrats isn't necessarily the best way to go about winning back the senate. it is a little bit different for the key racesut were you need to flip those seats, you need to run on your local issues, the issues that work for that district and that is what we are seeing democrats doing. john: the white house and the president message is pretty clear, if you vote for democrats, they are going to raise taxes, if the senate flips, they're going to block majorityd that is what
leader mcconnell is focused on. the president is also focused on it. trump advisors outside the white house tell me that a deal with north korea, improving the iran deal, tax cuts and maybe another supreme court justice would be a heck of a first-term legacy or even a two-term president. they view this -- and getting -- e federal judges getting those federal judges across the country, those five things, trump backers say that is a pretty good legacy for any republican legacy over one term, possibly to terms. that is the message here, let's continue to get these judges here, more tax cuts and let's continue to kind of plow forward and not let the democrats were is -- reverse or block some of this.
host: that sounds like a prelude to a 2020 message. john bennett who covers the white house for roll call by : we will be joined heritage foundation michael sargent next. federal aviation administration, and role in airline safety, to ally congress set reorize. coming up when "washington journal" continues. >> tonight on "landmark cases," tinker v. des moines independent community school district, a case about student-free speech from des ive students moines, iowa, wore black arm
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>> "washington journal" continues. host: michael sargent joins us from the heritage foundation, a olicy analyst that in other things takes a look at transportation issues and we for you for joining us your money segment. the federal aviation administration is what we'll lastabout k. we start from week? one death occurred because of an airline incident, what is the the f.a.a. does with airline safety? uest: sure, that is probably the most important function has.. among other things, it regulates every single step of the process when it comes to aviation, when it comes to manufacturing, flight standards, and then some of the business practices that airlines undertake. f.a.a. has wide scope when it comes to regulatory authority also it operates the air traffic control system and hat is the backbone of our aviation system, day-to-day,
ederal employees are operating movement of the aircraft. the f.a.a. is heavily involved comes to safety. that is the formal part of their mission. ne thing we'll see in this authorization coming up in ongress, how they will address safety smchlt procedures have as repeatedly referenced inefficient, overlapping and there are problems there. that is one thing they will authorization. host: what are some procedures overlapping or redundant? f.a.a. has offices and the gao and the inspector have looked at some processs and they are not as well coordinated as they could be, some more timely than others. they are looking to essentially this authorization we'll discuss have advisory committee, members of congress, aviation
experts come together and say how can you make this system work more , efficiently, allow manufacturers to get their products to market while increasing the safety aspects of the regulation. on ur guests will continue with topic of federal aviation administration and airline questionou want to ask about the aspects, 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 for democrats. 202-748-8002 for independents. comes to aircraft mandate oes the f.a.a. inspection times, tolerances for he engines, are they that nuanced and detailed? guest: absolutely. that is one of the issues we're examining, these regulations, are they too prescriptive? ometimes industry has better ways to meet overall objective of safety and of course, when it safety, i think the airlines themselves and manufacturers have a much incentive than
necessarily bureaucrats in making sure aircrafts and operations are safe. is generally not a very good business model to kill your employees, and your so i think they have a great incentive. does is make . sure that is well coordinated cross various parts and when you look at reports from the inspector general and gao, this be ne thing that could improved, that is what they are debating. host: are you suggesting would do hemselves better in the long run? guest: to some extent, making industry has flexibility rather than f.a.a. mandating one doing any general process. the industry might say, we have it, why ys of doing don't we test out and see which orks best for safety and also for efficiency? host: how much does the f.a.a. cost the federal government and virtue of the taxpayer? 17 million, is
most to air traffic control charge ns, then also in of funding airports and regulating airports, that is the ther big part, basically threefold, air traffic control operations, safety regulations funding.rt host: big three parts where does fall? guest: tsa is not part of f.a.a. homeland security. host: other aspects, you said 17 billion? yes.t: host: talk about efficiency, the money that gets spent, how does f.a.a. use that and is it used in an efficient manner? guest: biggest portion is air traffic control operations, that debate.st source of chairman bill shuster had essentially move air traffic control operations out of the f.a.a. and establish it nonprofit private sector entity that is governed by board what we've ders and
seen is that other countries have done this generally greater efficiency with flyer dollars, those are the people who are on the hook it when you buy airplane icket 14% goes to the government through various taxes and fees. is proposal was modeled off canada's. canada, what we've seen since 1990save done this in the is reduction in user fees by debate that had taken place over the last two years when it comes to efficiency of the largest part the f.a.a., but unfortunately the chairman was forced to pull early ther year because of lack of support in to ress, generally due various special interest groups that are lobbying against it. expand on that. guest: so the proposal was -- sources ally two main of opposition, one from democrats who wanted to oppose that president trump
supported or had problems with ny sort of privatization narrative in general, the bill did have bipartisan support. a group of as republicans who generally from general tes that had aviation interest in their district, be that manufacturers and right airlines now under the current system, usiness jets pay little into the system through taxes and fees compared to what commercial taxpayers pay. essentially the current system me when y from you and we fly commercial to the private jet who use the air control system. they were worried moving into the new system, the wall would explicitly banned new fees weorryral aviation, there they would have to pay into the system. a sweetheart ng it.l and didn't want to lose
202-748-8000 for democrats. 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8002 for independents. facebook.com/c-span. president'sent, the desire to see this, this next market or more free approach, how much support did he have for that personally? first two budgets and then he made an announcement at the white house sometime last voicing his support for atc it came outdly, but apparently in this negotiation process, in the house when rangel the votes to pass the bill, the white house, weren't lending as much support when it came to getting in s together as apparent their budget and that was one cited inairman shuster poll thanksgiving piece from the f.a.a. reauthorization. it is sideline, not clear what
the administration is looking for. weighing will start in as debate begins. host: authorization as a whole, what you expect out of the debate and is this going process?mooth guest: like i said, air traffic reform is now out of the bill, away, the most it.troversial aspect of i expect that we'll be able to move along in a more smooth but it is still not the ely clear what exactly senate is going to do in regard to the house bill. 225 e bill was dropped amendments and 350-page bill, there.as a lot in it is missing the bigger reform it cts, as i mention, atc, avoided fairly controversial funding so airport those are generally two big ieces that garner the most
controversy, but there are plenty of smaller thing year the there, last senate bill had one provision pilot certification requirements, number of hours they needed, what counted toward hours and something that nuance was enough to generate ontroversy and kind of holdup the process. so we never really know, i xpect now the most controversial aspects are out, the debate can move further along this time. take some calls. first from cindy in minnesota, republican line, you are on with michael sargent of heritage foundation. go ahead. caller: good morning. really sad what happened to the airline, the aviation industry. husband, t married, my he is an aircraft inspector, he was. all our income went toward that areer because it was a very critical career. during, i forget, the president a series of as
shopping and restructuring some airlines and what they did to the industry was deplorable. horrible. was and we need to do something because doing nothing isn't for the consumers or anyone else. seems like , it to tantly no, no, no everything and i'm concerned, with mr. macron coming in, global ideas are not for the people. host: we will keep it there, keep to the topic at hand. things there are certain customers find objectionable. took place intion the late 1970's, we've seen in fairs. it is easier than ever for consumers to get on a flight. that if we want to increase choice and competition, do through federal
policy. certain things we find air tend to favor entrenched airlines and limit competition, that is one thing improve look at to competiti competition, also, airlines like requirements and other kind of protectionist areas that he airlines benefit from and that is something i think going forward we need to look at if we want more competition and choice in the airline industry, not sure we will get that from this authorization, this is see going al, we'll forward. host: from pennsylvania, republican line, andy is next. thank you very much. i'll try to be quick with my question. the f.a.a. gos and your remark majority of their udget for air traffic control operations, i'm wondering, will they look into a system like cars, a system that is automated for air traffic of a large get rid number of controllers and thus cut the budget back and not have worry about things like human
error? thank you, sir. uest: there is experimental research going on in regards to this sort of thing, advanced echnology for air traffic control. something called free flight, autonomous sically planes and already great of flying is already automated. when it comes to air traffic seeing google and amazon, they are experimenting low their own systems for altitude air space for drone operation. potential lot of innovation in this area, but currently very experimental. think right now we need to focus on restructuring air traffic control in a way that ratherefit fliers today, than 10 or 20 years down the line? host: is there resistance from air traffic resent controllers to that idea? guest: when it came to chairman shuster's proposal, air traffic on board with that, kind of
rare meeting of the minds business u union. that was actually one of the think, support basis for that operation. the end, chairman shuster had to pull that. linda on the next, independent line. go ahead, you're next. aller: yes, sir, i work for airline company that may be -- engines for 42 years and i'm now, 10 years, but company, retired, our which i worked for bcc air flow, they built plants in mexico, said we made too much money, it was a union plant, but we hadco toch i be really good at inspecting on cessna 42 years, really had to be precise with what we did. when this stuff moved, they just moved stuff through. safety, re worry body
why aren't they making people inspect things like we had to o, we took classes and everything. thank you for taking my call? guest: i would say on safety, the safest ion is mode of travel, this unfortunate we just saw was the first fatality since 2009. moving, coming up on billion passengers every ingle year and have such a low fatality rate, we're doing omething right and need to continue down this path and reviewing the processing. now ld argue safety right should not necessarily be the focus when it comes to cracking down on the industry and other modes people die per00 year from traffic injuries and rightnts compared to just now one for aviation, i would ay we need to continue to innovate in that area when it comes to traffic rather than airlines, which
are overwhelmingly the safest way to get around. 202-748-8001 for republicans. democrats, 202-748-8000. 202-748-8002. the national transportation safety board tells us it was colgan air 45 fatalities, 47 fatalities for comair, fatalities, , 11 ith that in mind, would you suggest no plan to improve that as part of legislation? i said, they are looking at certification reform and ways that, again, the at more can look innovative methods rather than focus og prescriptive regulation from the f.a.a. i don't think there is tremendous amount of interest in more burdensome regulation when it comes to safety. down the right approach. seen great success with the the safety stry and
of their operations and compared 40 years okay, it is hands down safer now. could have unintended consequences. host: funding of airports, then, general sense what does the are al government, what they responsible for? uest: we spend 3.5 billion per year, federal funding for airports, the problem with that it is kind of classic iddle man system where fliers pay taxes into the system, federal government gets it, congress kind of puts in pet sends back out to airports. the problem we see, the vast majority of dollars goes to airports that relatively few fliers use. 60 largest airports in the u.s. carry 88% of traffic and quarter of federal
airport funding. is that most y fliers are paying in effect for will never use and largest airports, they are the nes with the greatest capital needs and need to expand, be able to serve more fliers in the future. as we are expecting a billion airline passengers. that inequity in funding, federal government regulationsy-handed on airports. we have unique airport funding airports are not allowed to charge customers, the services. most they have to go to the airlines and the airlines have their own interest at heart, they to maintain e market share for any given airport. cut out new to entrance into the market. that is one thing i discussed comes to airport and airline
airline, choice for consumer and add to capital needs for themselves. host: how do we end up with formula, large amount of the airport?oes to the guest: that was decided by congress. they tend to be airports that self-sustaining as larger ones, in fairly rural isolated.erally i think that was just kind of had made and y again, this was solely because passengers are paying directly into the system, it is transparnot -- house and senate, able to get concessions. is in connecticut, republican line. mentioned project industry having a sweetheart deal. wondering if dedicated to 1%, mostly business, just a question?
thank you. guest: yeah, right now, like i air traffic control operation fliers pay in through fees, t tax, some other the ai look at whoises air -- pay 1% toward airway and airport trust fund, massive inequity and that shortfall is funded by commercial fliers, who the system.ders of again, they are opposed to air traffic control changes because in the future d they might have to pay their to the re when it comes price of air traffic control. host: independent line, post morning.aho, tom, good caller: good morning, thank you for taking my call. 'd like to say the f.a.a. is really one of the few agencies that works for the american i'm grateful for them sieve i would like to
know if the tsa money has do with the f.a.a. separate?is that part yes, tsa budget is of department of homeland security. on that one, we've actually seen tsa, user get paid to fees end up going to other parts of the budget because congress them like a cash cow, whenever they need money to pay or a different piece of spending legislation, they look to tsa, user fees as means to spending that, is a huge problem and i think the american people deserve better han having security fees going to complete separate spending legislation. is one sessment f.a.a. of the areas that work? guest: i generally agree with that. i think their role as safety regulator has been a great repeatedly said, the
aviation industry is incredibly safe now. traffic controllers do a , moving them but out would be a better system and that is what most everyone else in the developed world has done, traffic control operations from the civilian aviation safety regulator. the now having them in same entity creates conflict of interest because you're the f.a.a. regulates itself. ou want to have arms length regulatory structure to ensure real accountability and if the ency, right now f.a.a. is going to congress to justify higher spending, not to point out all the things they are doing wrong. host: before the incident last week, president trump looked at airline safety overall. office, since taking i've been struct on commercial aviation, it was reported zero 2017, best and
safest safest -- entirely sure what the president was referring to in that tweet. we've seen the f.a.a. been a key player when it regulations.ty there hasn't been a death up 2009. this year since i'm not sure exactly if there were any new regulations put force. i think it generally refers to a ore long-term trend that we've seen over the last half century or so. as authorization process, walk us through the schedule, where are we with the rocess and what do you expect to happen? guest: sure. the bill was released last week y the house chairman bill shuster. committee o through mark up and 200-plus amendments on the floor and the house. to go through a good chunk
of those, some won't be ruled in expecting a vote on the house floor sometime this week. is not entirely clear where the senate is in this controversial provision in their bill last year regarding pilots and their they're still,so i think hashing that out. their bill will look like is everybody's guess, i oubt solely based on the house's bill. they'll have to hash that out if ands able to pass the house senate, come to conference and pass something. of september -- all sorted out. hey might have to do another short-term extension, but the house is moving pretty briskly at this point. host: michael sargent covers service analyst for
heritage foundation. mr. sergeant, thanks for joining us. we doll open phones until the end of the program. call, want to give us a 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 for democrats. independents, 202-748-8002. we'll take the call when is we return. >> tonight on "landmark cases," independents moines community school district, a case about student-free speech students from des moines, iowa, wore black arm ands to school to protest the vietnam war, violating local school policies. christopher ckhart and the four tinker
students established that the students keep their first mendment rights on school grounds. our guests to discuss this andmark case are mary beth tinker, one of the studentss who challenged the des moines school 13 at the he was time. after two decades as pediatric urse, she began working as advocate for students touring nationally as speaker at schools and youth centers and erik jaffe, federal appellate litigator with experience at the court, including work on -- and "landmark cases" eastern on c-span conversation. and follow us at c-span, we have website for our each on the case, companion link to national constitution center international constitution and
podcast at ases" c-span.org/landmarkcases. >> "washington journal" continues. host: again, open phones, here numbers. 202-748-8001 for republicans. 202-748-8000 for democrats. independents, 202-748-8002. on twitter, you can post thoughts at c-spanwjo. facebook dlobook.com/c-span. secretary of state nominee mike pompeo, you can see on main at c-span, c-span.org and our c-span radio yapt. go to our c-span.org page, you can see mike pompeo, who heads c.i.a., he was asked ron change with senator johnson, republican of wisconsin, about the united states and relation with russia.
here is what part of that conversation was. mike pompeo: i think if is historic strategy putin has path, can you describe in your word, what path has he taken? aim?are russia's mike pompeo: i'll take vladamir word, dissolution of the soviet union, i think he in his heart at and attempt to regain power power and maintain opularity through activity taki only -- maintain his not capability shlgs nuclear also each action to undermine democracy in the west, model, now e soviet russian model is the one painted to he world that will lead
greatness, that is not true and we can't let that happen. hearing at ull c-span.org, the president sending out a tweet regarding ike pompeo saying, hard to believe obstructionists may vote against mike pompeo for secretary of state. emocrats will not approve hundreds of good people, including the ambassador to maxing out y are time on approval process for all, never happened before. we need more republicans. speaking of germany, german here, the will be french president will be here meetings with the president of the united tates, up for open phones, ncluding the tennessee paper this morning. they highlight james shaw, the charged at the shooter. if you take a look at front page newos this topic, the way they describe it, good tackled ut a gun
shooter to stop the waffle house carnage. kerry on the independent line, karen, you are on with open phones, go ahead. i ler: yeah, i called to say shulz shouldtamy jo medal of honor, just like su plane down.ing that she prevented it from spiralling down. hope they don't set her aside because there was one accidental shrap nel.to scl host: do you think traveling on safe due to s events of last week? caller: no, i avoid flying. there is a report of something happening. it is just not convenient for an
year old. host: that is karen in washington state call og open phones. comments on twitter at c-spanwj. look at next step in the life of the former president barack obama. obama foundation, convene days ung people for five of meetings, workshops and time mr. training, sat bama will deliver lecture to commemorate the birth of nelson eulogized, he makes me want to be a better man. plan to take not on mr. trump, he does not criticize his successor. notrhodes, he said he would shrink in -- ben rose, former advises mr. who obama. the obama foundation africa
rogram is a year-long initiative that aims to train people for roles in government, society and the sector. the former diplomat who oversees officer of the foundation. that is in the "new york times" this morning. f you take a look at the "washington post," they have a story looking at bob corker, one featured people to watch during the senate foreign relati relations committee. this talks about the november election. the retiring senator offered for the republican expected to win the nomination him, tellingeplace interviewers, his party is making trunl by questioning loyalty. most ridiculous thing i have een in recent times, but apparently they want you to ask about the tennessee race, he said in a separate interview on -- advantages in
say, look,going on to maximum contribution on the on our side, i plan to vote for this person. meeting, they g were asking about the governor, he's my friend, i will not campaign against him, i am going support our nominee. rob in new york, democrat's line. good morning. caller: hey, good morning, thank c-span. host: you're on, go ahead. caller: thank you. his whole business about attacking mueller, attacking the nvestigator, discrediting, trying to discredit the he is more concern body his own private dealings protecting them than having
the american people get to the truth. employed this tactic of "fake," this gs tactic of fake news to discredit journalists. it is such a disgrace. it, an attack on what is and concerned only his image, how he looks. middle school.ke host: okay. illinois.to lisa in also on the democrat's line. good morning. morning.good host: hi, go ahead. caller: hi, thank you for c-span. to make a comment, all those peep whole say black women time.bortions all the white women started the abortions before black women
they were or couldn't afford them. i want to say stop saying that, okay. they really care, anyway, they also make comments about having too many babies and on welfare, all this stuff. it a rest. thank you, that is my comment. host: next from chris in severville, 10 continue. independent line. yes, severeville. host: go ahead. the independence of press, they got caught colluding uring the campaign with the emocrats and i think it is a happens, i think think -- i believe when publishing owingly
false information, maybe they should be -- i then and there is slippery slope, but liable for independence, i guess. host: from bryan, he's in michigan, calling on our independent line. hi. one question dro, that that, we did sell enriched uranium to russia, we don't know much, what was the profit margin, i don't think those secrets.e new we it to them and thinking forensic audit that.d be done on host: front page of "wall street journal" says the president urge orth korea to act quickly to dismantle arsenal when he meets north korean leader kim jong-un to grant xi ling
pyongyang. those two closely related questions, the pyongyang dismantlement stand to be the issues of the summit. ne of the people talking about north korea was senator bob talking e was on cnn, about the claims testing program the nuclear to program. here is senator corker's comments from sunday. corker: this is a great public relation effort by kim jong-un. people recognize that. everyone within the administration and congress skepticism his with and caution and yet i'm glad the i'm eaders are talking, glad mike pompeo is helping way, as -- we want it ee substance and hope
occurs. >> you say public relations move, you don't believe them? they will believe denuclearize? think heorker: i don't on anything abodenuclearizing the front end. >> forgive me, we'll stop testing right now. corker: yeah, yeah, you can easily reverse that, all of us know that. think he's handling himself well to begin the almost in a way that put the united states on the defensive, but we'll see where i'm glad they are talking and hope we have precursor meetings to make sure for all this is set and the appropriate way. rieght, the north kore koreans haven't said they -- put table, after all these years, decades of the north koreans saying no way, you
think this time they are telling the truth? this has been a 25-year saga. again, we approach it with skepticism, but i'm glad the meetings are taking we'll have to see what we need to prepare ourselves, i'm sure the president is being prepared for and we have the context we'll see what happens. >> one last question -- senator orker: beyond that -- host: that was on cnn. bringing up mike pompeo, a previous issue. takes a look at mr. mike pompeo urrently head of the c.i.a., possibly will become head of the state department and what he as his philosophies are concerned and the story this mike pompeo, republican from kansas, rode the tea party wave to congress in
2010 described as in sync with mr. trump's view of the world considerable extent that is true. he defended the president's cultivated close relationship with trump. efore joining the jihadist tion, lax rism and discuss with immigration and refugee policy. mike pompeo instincts placed him odds with the president on certain issues, significantly relations with russia. the president pulled punch after unch after punch when it comes to vladamir putin provocation against the united states and ukraine and syria, now mike who controlled the iran curtain at tail ends of the cold war, we need to push back against the russians everybody this year.em earlier
caller: to me point again, we russia is the worst ever, we sell them enriched uranium. before. got you let's to go -- promptedi, pedro, what this call, your earlier guest, she said that made reference after the next election the mid-term, the democrats will control the floor congress. and i think that this is kind of i am a democrat and i will vote democrat. i'm tired of hillary clinton and tired of this entrenched -- him.: oh, we lost let's go to wandancalifornia. republican line. hello. yes, the democrats refused to the appointment of mike secretary of state. why? because he's a conservative
pro-lifers. now being a pro-life, has othing to do with being secretary of state. to approve because he's a conservative, but they everything, just ike my nab oor's 12-foot banner, big sign, resist everything. host: do you believe that mr. should become the secretary of state? caller: well, from what i've very qualified. he was first in his class at point, so i don't know why than re resisting, other the fact they just want to resist. host: tennessee, james is next, independent line. james, go ahead. thank you, c-span, for taking my call. pedro, i called in about the nothing nashville, about 20 miles from where i
live. if this person would have been a republicanslor, the in, hri terrorists. this white man has come down here and daddy gave his guns xhshgs down here to all people of color, ain't nobody in, i would like to know why. you got people run for government, and nobody says a word about this man. -- jail, too. thank you. takes ahe "u.s.a. today" look at the mid-term elections, particularly in those states that have been positive for president trump, looking at goes on to say,
campaign for the u.s. senate out boasting cut he is the best ally to take on t marsha resentative blackburn says she agrees with -- retiring senator eff flake, one of trump's biggest critic necessary congress. republican martha mcsally to trump in a f kickoff video, despite endorsing 2016 bid. in states such as indiana and remains popular, republican candidates are wrapping their arm around the year's t and this agenda. -- editor and publisher elections, "that is why we've seen candidates run toward him in primaries," the goes on to say mr. trump's
approval ratings in the states tennessee, at least. voters approve the job he's according a poll released. kathy, independent line. kathy, good morning. morning.good i would be interested in hearing knowledge of has the process for bringing someone war crimes court for war fare usage. assad, why isn't that appen something is it a u.n. process or how does that process actually work? host: why are you particularly in it?ted caller: well, it is such an is ous, seems like there multiple times against
-- brought up for that in the court and maybe that way? of as far as a leader in his own country. you one of those people, how did you react when strikes the military or the missile strikes a couple weeks ago? well, i wasn't particularly opposed to it, but really ike it is not solved. the problem it's not bringing him before the world and prosecuting him for what he's doing. crime, i feel it is a war crime, the whole world should be needs to about and he be gotten rid of as a ruler, any ruler that would do that, even it could be proven that putin killing his people
the soviet union that have left the country and and he's tracking them down he should be -- killing his own brother by some agent. chemical host: okay. that's kathy in kansas. listening, by the way, typed into the ipad the hague, 200 videos popping up and 2200 on another. deal with what you are looking at, but the criminal spect of the court system there, you may find answers at
at -- topic you are interested hague, or anything else, florida, democrat's line. emere. hello. calked good morning. i'm calling about congress. on t get enough coverage congress. what goes on lobbyists buying congressmen. our the congress has let the american people down, they put politics above the good of the country. they have taken so much money lobbyists they don't represent the constituents anymore. hey voted down a balanced budget amendment, the democrats did that, wouldn't cooperate a h the republicans, that is form of obstruction, mr. trump are nowout and that, we over 20 trillion in debt with no reduce the an to
debt, that is a bigger problem than anything russia can do. ur problem isn't russia, our problem is the corrupt congress that this dysfunctional and the people eeps on voting back in and the media keeps on giving them a pass, they don't that.talk about they talk about minor things average t affect the person. average person is affected by to s, taxes have to go up pay for $700 billion military pending all over the world and eventually this is going to bankrupt the country if they on't come up with the plan, balanced budget amendment and get rit of citizens united. in : okay, that is vick florida. "wall street journal" this morning looks at oil prices. the barrel $70, current rate. last time u.s. oil prices were $70, that was in 2014. they were in the middle of a many investors believe prices would stabilize, hey continued to plunge,
hitting bottom 2016 $26 an hour. the story by stefanie yang. climbed since last summer's low and u.s. producers expect more crude. economy chugging along, -- other -- increasing pressure on federal reserve to raise interest rates slow growth and weigh on the stock market, which has by comboshged around tension and recent bouts of volatility. california, independent line. andre is next. go ahead. caller: hello. just like to bring attention to what is going to happen probably tomorrow. paul ryan, speaker of the to suspend ds
congressional procedure and on -- hr-1226, the 447. on the senate bill as what will happen rule.suspicion of the called justice for uncompensated sur viefors today, aims pressuring -- the second most reliable ally of and europe.s property after holocaust of jewish origin. that it t amazing appen because poland did
compensate jewish sur vi viefor 1960.n those claims could go to the american government. host: okay, okay. let's go to the president, sending out a tweet as he does hours.the morning typically during this program, mexico, t one says whose laws, must stop people from mexico to the united states, may make this a condition of new nafta agreement. our country cannot accept what is happening. we must get wall funding fast. is from president trump. next to open phones, to green bay, wisconsin, independent line. rick, hello. aller: hi, the general consensus about congress and i don't want to blame the anything, but being obstructionist and not letting president trump's governor of united states, they will continue to bring up violations prosecutors, this
russia thing, until his first almost.completely done he hasn't had a chance to govern at all. wonder when will this stap or how can congress or the people stop all these special keep coming up? host: you are say figure it eeps going, the president's agenda won't be able to be fulfilled? he's been obstructed from doing everything. when his special prosecutor finished, when he finishes, they're going to things they discover from that special prosecution. so much 've never seen obstructionist in my history and but i mean, under the example, under president there was nothing like this. know we had impeachment hearing, they didn't obstruct him from governing and doing his
work. they are not allowing him to do nything, not applying his people. the they will stop everything. host: george on the republican line. caller: yeah, hello. the price is about of oil. i don't know if it is fake news is legit. say it is legit, it is called owns big oil dot com," and right, then is like it is owned by like almost americans, like owned oil companies and americans, anyone who or like, you a,
know, some kind of investment sually has just something in their portfolio it is going to be in oil. myself, i don't have any money, i don't any oil stocks. pay estion is why should i gasoline when for weird, y this may sound say social security took over there would nies, be outrage. that sounds bizarre, right? missouri, in republican line. caller: yes, good morning. i was so pleasantly surprised at the lady from california. i completely agree with the said about mike pompeo i would like to urge the gentleman, the first caller from here in this country, we're a state as new just a state and what
people say trump is going to do trump is going to do that, those words are only their opinions. we don't know that the president trump is going to do this and so for them to pface their information with saying, this is my opinion and then go on and say this because it is to do and i going completely support president opinion. that is my host: about mr. mike pompeo, gain, 5:00, if you want to see the debate and vote on whether he process of whether becomes secretary of state, c-span is where you can see that 5:00. c-span.org and c-span radio app, is available, as well. larry in baltimore, maryland, go ahead, you are next up. caller: good morning. doing? host: fine, thank you. caller: two separate items. he president, i'm hearing
people obstructing the president and never seen anything like it. astounds me some opinions people express, where been?they have they forgotten about president obama and how he was obstructed? was their only goal. this current president, it is attacking him tis acknowledging the truth tochlt me, the thing that bothers me most, among many, last summer he did some calls to some families, gold star families of and ervicemen who had died if you recall, came out in the press last october. he promised a gold star father $50,000 to assist him in some kind of financial need and he never did. i mean, i can't understand why people don't want to talk about that. the last , larry is call of the segment, last call of this program. we're finishing autopsy at 10:00.
forget, not only that hearing at 5:00, you can stay tuned to c-span.org for more information, we will bring those things up tomorrow on "washington journal" program, at 7:00 a.m. we'll see you then. >> here's a look at our live coverage for monday. the council on american islamic relations holds a news conference to release their 2018 civil rights report. the senate foreign relations committee meets to vote on the nomination of cia director mike pompeo to be the next secretary of state. our original series landmark cases continues with a look at tinker versus des moines independent schools. on c-span2 we look at
preparations for the 2020 census and the decision to include a question about u.s. citizenship. the senate returns to consider a judicial nomination for the fifth circuit court of appeals. >> tuesday president donald trump welcomes emmanuel macron to the white house for an official state visit. our live coverage begins tuesday with the arrival of the french president at the white house. welcoming remarks by the heads of state. live coverage of president trump's first state dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. eastern with guest arrivals and dinner toasts. the official state visit of president emmanuel macron live onrting tuesday morning c-span. c-span.org and on the free c-span radio app. >>