Merkley: Senate ‘Divided’ On Response To Trump’s Indefinite Detention Proposal | MTP Daily | MSNBC

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SUPPORT SOME SWEEPING IDEAS, THEY WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE TO DO THEY WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING FOR CONGRESS IF THE SAME THING FOR CONGRESS IF THEY ARE ELECTED PRESIDENT. THEY ARE ELECTED PRESIDENT. JOINING ME NOW IS OREGON JOINING ME NOW IS OREGON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY. HE IS THE AUTHOR OF HE IS THE AUTHOR OF ♪ AMERICA IS BETTER THAN THIS.” ♪ AMERICA IS BETTER THAN THIS.” I FEEL LIKE THERE’S TWO BIG I FEEL LIKE THERE’S TWO BIG ISSUES THAT YOU’VE BEEN AT THE ISSUES THAT YOU’VE BEEN AT THE CENTER OF SINCE YOUR TIME IN THE CENTER OF SINCE YOUR TIME IN THE SENATE. SENATE. ONE OBVIOUSLY IS WHAT YOU WROTE ONE OBVIOUSLY IS WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT. ABOUT. THE OTHER IS YOUR FRIEND MITCH THE OTHER IS YOUR FRIEND MITCH McCONNELL WROTE ABOUT THE McCONNELL WROTE ABOUT THE FILIBUSTER TODAY. FILIBUSTER TODAY. AND I WOULD LOVE TO ONE DAY AND I WOULD LOVE TO ONE DAY WATCH THE TWO OF YOU DEBATE THE WATCH THE TWO OF YOU DEBATE THE FILIBUSTER, WHETHER OR NOT WE’LL FILIBUSTER, WHETHER OR NOT WE’LL ALLOW THE FILIBUSTER TO BE USED ALLOW THE FILIBUSTER TO BE USED DURING YOUR DEBATE IS A WHOLE DURING YOUR DEBATE IS A WHOLE OTHER STORY. OTHER STORY. BUT LET ME TALK TO YOU FIRST BUT LET ME TALK TO YOU FIRST ABOUT YOUR BOOK AND WHAT THE ABOUT YOUR BOOK AND WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO DO ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO DO WITH THIS NEW LAW THAT WOULD WITH THIS NEW LAW THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY GET RID OF THE ESSENTIALLY GET RID OF THE FLORES SETTLEMENT AND ALLOW FLORES SETTLEMENT AND ALLOW CHILDREN TO BE DETAINED WITH CHILDREN TO BE DETAINED WITH THEIR PARENTS FOR — WITHOUT A THEIR PARENTS FOR — WITHOUT A TIME LIMIT. TIME LIMIT. WHAT DO YOU DO — THEY’RE GOING WHAT DO YOU DO — THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE, AND I KNOW THERE TO TRY TO MAKE, AND I KNOW THERE IS SORT OF A LEGAL PATH. IS SORT OF A LEGAL PATH. IS THERE A LEGISLATIVE PATH THAT IS THERE A LEGISLATIVE PATH THAT YOU’LL ATTEMPT TO STOP HIM WITH YOU’LL ATTEMPT TO STOP HIM WITH THIS? THIS?>>WELL, YES.>>WELL, YES. I ALREADY HAVE THE BILL THAT I ALREADY HAVE THE BILL THAT STOPS CRUEL TREATMENT OF MIGRANT STOPS CRUEL TREATMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN ACT. CHILDREN ACT. UNFORTUNATELY NO REPUBLICANS UNFORTUNATELY NO REPUBLICANS HAVE STEPPED UP TO DEFEND THE HAVE STEPPED UP TO DEFEND THE MALTREATMENT, THE ILL TREATMENT MALTREATMENT, THE ILL TREATMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. AND THIS PROPOSAL BY THE AND THIS PROPOSAL BY THE ADMINISTRATION, THIS REGULATION, ADMINISTRATION, THIS REGULATION, THIS CHILD IMPRISONMENT ACT THIS CHILD IMPRISONMENT ACT WOULD RESULT IN BOTH INDIVIDUAL WOULD RESULT IN BOTH INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN AND CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS BEING LOCKED UP FOR LONG PARENTS BEING LOCKED UP FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME, WHICH HAS A PERIODS OF TIME, WHICH HAS A TRAUMATIC IMPACT ON THEIR LIVES TRAUMATIC IMPACT ON THEIR LIVES AND IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO GO. AND IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY TO GO.>>DO YOU BELIEVE THERE IS ANY>>DO YOU BELIEVE THERE IS ANY REALISTIC WAY THIS GETS THROUGH REALISTIC WAY THIS GETS THROUGH THE SENATE AT ALL? THE SENATE AT ALL? HOW MANY REPUBLICANS AT ALL DO HOW MANY REPUBLICANS AT ALL DO YOU HAVE OPEN TO YOUR YOU HAVE OPEN TO YOUR LEGISLATION ON THIS? LEGISLATION ON THIS?>>SO WE’RE VERY DIVIDED.>>SO WE’RE VERY DIVIDED. THE PRESIDENT HAS REALLY MADE THE PRESIDENT HAS REALLY MADE THE TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANTS A THE TREATMENT OF IMMIGRANTS A KEY PIECE OF HIS VISION FOR THE KEY PIECE OF HIS VISION FOR THE LAST ELECTION AND THE NEXT LAST ELECTION AND THE NEXT ELECTION TO UNDERSTAND THIS ELECTION TO UNDERSTAND THIS DIVIDE YOU HAVE 40 SENATORS WHO DIVIDE YOU HAVE 40 SENATORS WHO HAVE SIGNED ON TO LEGISLATION, HAVE SIGNED ON TO LEGISLATION, 40 REPUBLICAN SENATORS SIGNED 40 REPUBLICAN SENATORS SIGNED INTO LEGISLATION THAT WOULD DO INTO LEGISLATION THAT WOULD DO THE SAME THING AS THIS RULE. THE SAME THING AS THIS RULE. THAT IS, ALLOW THE FOREVER THAT IS, ALLOW THE FOREVER IMPRISONMENT OF MIGRANT IMPRISONMENT OF MIGRANT CHILDREN. CHILDREN. AND YOU HAVE 40 DEMOCRATS WHO AND YOU HAVE 40 DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SIGNED ON TO TREAT HAVE SIGNED ON TO TREAT IMMIGRANTS WITH RESPECT AND IMMIGRANTS WITH RESPECT AND DECENCY AS THEY AWAIT AN ASYLUM DECENCY AS THEY AWAIT AN ASYLUM HEARING. HEARING. THAT SHOULD BE THE WAY WE THAT SHOULD BE THE WAY WE APPROACH FOLKS WHO ARE FLEEING APPROACH FOLKS WHO ARE FLEEING TERRIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND TERRIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THE WORLD, CIRCUMSTANCES THAT THE WORLD, CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MANY OF OUR ANCESTORS MANY OF OUR ANCESTORS EXPERIENCED. EXPERIENCED. HOW WOULD WE WANT OUR OWN FAMILY HOW WOULD WE WANT OUR OWN FAMILY TO BE TREATED IF THEY CAME HERE TO BE TREATED IF THEY CAME HERE REQUESTING ASYLUM? REQUESTING ASYLUM?>>WELL, IT’S INTERESTING THAT>>WELL, IT’S INTERESTING THAT YOU JUST OUTLINED THE DIVIDE IN YOU JUST OUTLINED THE DIVIDE IN THE SENATE THAT WAY BECAUSE IT THE SENATE THAT WAY BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY GETS IT TO A POINT THAT ACTUALLY GETS IT TO A POINT THAT I’M CURIOUS WHERE YOU STAND ON I’M CURIOUS WHERE YOU STAND ON THIS WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. THIS WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE. JUST AS A CONSUMER OF JUST AS A CONSUMER OF PRESIDENTIAL IDEAS AND PLANS PRESIDENTIAL IDEAS AND PLANS FROM ALL THE VARIOUS CANDIDATES, FROM ALL THE VARIOUS CANDIDATES, THERE IS ALWAYS ONE PLAN THAT’S THERE IS ALWAYS ONE PLAN THAT’S MISSING FROM EVERY ONE OF THESE MISSING FROM EVERY ONE OF THESE PROPOSALS. PROPOSALS. THAT IS THE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THAT IS THE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THIS IDEA IF MY PARTY IS NOT IN THIS IDEA IF MY PARTY IS NOT IN CHARGE OF CONGRESS WITH 70 CHARGE OF CONGRESS WITH 70 SENATORS AND A 300-HOUSE SENATORS AND A 300-HOUSE MEMBERS, MEANING IN A PERFECT MEMBERS, MEANING IN A PERFECT WORLD THIS IS WHAT YOUR PLAN WORLD THIS IS WHAT YOUR PLAN WOULD LOOK LIKE. WOULD LOOK LIKE. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GOVERN IN HOW ARE YOU GOING TO GOVERN IN THIS DIVIDED WORLD THAT IS THE THIS DIVIDED WORLD THAT IS THE REALITY? REALITY? DOES BERNIE SANDERS AND DOES BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN IN PARTICULAR ELIZABETH WARREN IN PARTICULAR BUT JOE BIDEN TOO OWE VOTERS BUT JOE BIDEN TOO OWE VOTERS THAT EXPLANATION TOO? THAT EXPLANATION TOO? I MEAN, YOU AND I BOTH KNOW I MEAN, YOU AND I BOTH KNOW MEDICARE FOR ALL ISN’T GETTING MEDICARE FOR ALL ISN’T GETTING THROUGH THE SENATE IN 2021. THROUGH THE SENATE IN 2021. IT MIGHT GET THERE BY 2025, IT MIGHT GET THERE BY 2025, 2026. 2026. DO YOU HAVE TO BE MORE HONEST DO YOU HAVE TO BE MORE HONEST WITH VOTERS ON THAT? WITH VOTERS ON THAT?>>WELL, I THINK YOU DO HAVE TO>>WELL, I THINK YOU DO HAVE TO LAY OUT A VISION OF WHAT YOU LAY OUT A VISION OF WHAT YOU THINK CAN GET DONE IN THE THINK CAN GET DONE IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. OF COURSE, THAT DEPENDS A LOT ON OF COURSE, THAT DEPENDS A LOT ON WHO CONTROLS THE SENATE AND IT WHO CONTROLS THE SENATE AND IT DEPENDS A LOT ON WHETHER THE DEPENDS A LOT ON WHETHER THE SUPER MAJORITY REIGNS. SUPER MAJORITY REIGNS. YOU MENTIONED THE FILIBUSTER YOU MENTIONED THE FILIBUSTER BEFORE. BEFORE. I THOUGHT THAT MITCH McCONNELL’S I THOUGHT THAT MITCH McCONNELL’S PRESENTATION TODAY WAS PRESENTATION TODAY WAS DISINGENUOUS AT BEST BECAUSE DISINGENUOUS AT BEST BECAUSE THERE WERE TWO TOP PRIORITIES THERE WERE TWO TOP PRIORITIES FOR THE REPUBLICANS. FOR THE REPUBLICANS. ONE WAS THE SUPREME COURT. ONE WAS THE SUPREME COURT. ONE WAS THE TAX CUTS FOR THE ONE WAS THE TAX CUTS FOR THE WEALTHY. WEALTHY. THEY CHANGED IT TO A SIMPLE THEY CHANGED IT TO A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH CASES. MAJORITY IN BOTH CASES. SO THEIR TOP PRIORITY IS FOR THE SO THEIR TOP PRIORITY IS FOR THE POWERFUL ARE IN PLACE BY SIMPLE POWERFUL ARE IN PLACE BY SIMPLE MAJORITY. MAJORITY. ARE DEMOCRATS GOING TO HAVE THE ARE DEMOCRATS GOING TO HAVE THE SAME GUTS TO DO AN AGENDA BY THE SAME GUTS TO DO AN AGENDA BY THE PEOPLE? PEOPLE? OR ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW THE OR ARE WE GOING TO ALLOW THE SENATE TO NOW BE A CHAMBER THAT SENATE TO NOW BE A CHAMBER THAT IS COMPLETELY AN UNLEVEL PLAYING IS COMPLETELY AN UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD WHERE THE POWERFUL ARE ON FIELD WHERE THE POWERFUL ARE ON TOP? TOP?>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS, THOUGH.>>LET ME ASK YOU THIS, THOUGH. WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SORT OF WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SORT OF KEEP THE MR. SMITH MYTH ALIVE? KEEP THE MR. SMITH MYTH ALIVE? THAT WAS WHAT THE FILIBUSTER THAT WAS WHAT THE FILIBUSTER GAVE, WHICH WAS THIS BELIEF OF GAVE, WHICH WAS THIS BELIEF OF MR. SMITH CAN GO TO WASHINGTON MR. SMITH CAN GO TO WASHINGTON AND ONE SENATOR CAN DO AND ONE SENATOR CAN DO SOMETHING, CAN EITHER GET SOMETHING, CAN EITHER GET SOMETHING DONE OR STOP SOMETHING SOMETHING DONE OR STOP SOMETHING IN ITS TRACKS. IN ITS TRACKS. WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN A WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN A NO-FILIBUSTER WORLD? NO-FILIBUSTER WORLD?>>I’LL TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE>>I’LL TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. IT’S NOT MR. SMITH GOES TO IT’S NOT MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. UNDER THE CURRENT RULES IT IS UNDER THE CURRENT RULES IT IS ONLY THE MAJORITY LEADER ONLY THE MAJORITY LEADER DECIDING WHAT COMES TO THE DECIDING WHAT COMES TO THE FLOOR. FLOOR. ONLY THE MAJORITY LEADER ONLY THE MAJORITY LEADER DECIDING WHAT AMENDMENTS ARE DECIDING WHAT AMENDMENTS ARE THERE. THERE. I’M TALKING TO MY REPUBLICAN I’M TALKING TO MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES ABOUT A RIGHT TO COLLEAGUES ABOUT A RIGHT TO AMEND BIPARTISAN MOVEMENT AMEND BIPARTISAN MOVEMENT BECAUSE THE SENATE IS BEING BECAUSE THE SENATE IS BEING DESTROYED BY MITCH McCONNELL’S DESTROYED BY MITCH McCONNELL’S IMPERIAL RULERSHIP OVER IT. IMPERIAL RULERSHIP OVER IT. AND SO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE AND SO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, IF YOU HAVE A A DIFFERENCE, IF YOU HAVE A SIMPLE MAJORITY PROCESS, YOU SIMPLE MAJORITY PROCESS, YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE A CHANCE OF BEING ABLE TO GO FORWARD ON A GIVEN ISSUE EVEN GO FORWARD ON A GIVEN ISSUE EVEN IN THE MINORITY, GET REPUBLICAN IN THE MINORITY, GET REPUBLICAN SUPPORT, BE ABLE TO MOVE SUPPORT, BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD, BUT YOU AREN’T GOING TO FORWARD, BUT YOU AREN’T GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT ON EVERY BE ABLE TO DO THAT ON EVERY ISSUE YOU NEED 60 VOTES OR THE ISSUE YOU NEED 60 VOTES OR THE MAJORITY LEADER CONTROLS MAJORITY LEADER CONTROLS EVERYTHING THAT COMES TO THE EVERYTHING THAT COMES TO THE FLOOR INCLUDING WHAT AMENDMENTS FLOOR INCLUDING WHAT AMENDMENTS CAN BE OFFERED. CAN BE OFFERED. SENATE’S PROFOUNDLY BROKEN. SENATE’S PROFOUNDLY BROKEN. WE SHOULD REMEMBER THE WE SHOULD REMEMBER THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS — CONTINENTAL CONGRESS –>>SENATOR, I PROMISE YOU THE>>SENATOR, I PROMISE YOU THE HOUSE IS BROKEN, TOO. HOUSE IS BROKEN, TOO. THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS BROKEN. THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS BROKEN. I COMPLETELY — THE LEADERSHIP, I COMPLETELY — THE LEADERSHIP, YOU GUYS IN COMMITTEES GET NO YOU GUYS IN COMMITTEES GET NO POWER ANYMORE. POWER ANYMORE. THAT IS TO ME THE GREATEST SHAME THAT IS TO ME THE GREATEST SHAME OF IT ALL. OF IT ALL.>>BUT THE HOUSE IS PASSING>>BUT THE HOUSE IS PASSING LEGISLATION. LEGISLATION.>>TRUE.>>TRUE.>>THERE IS A WHOLE RATH OF>>THERE IS A WHOLE RATH OF LEGISLATION. LEGISLATION.>>VERY QUICKLY, THE GUN ISSUE.>>VERY QUICKLY, THE GUN ISSUE. WHAT’S REAL HERE, IS A WHAT’S REAL HERE, IS A BACKGROUND CHECK BILL GOING TO BACKGROUND CHECK BILL GOING TO GET A VOTE, DO YOU THINK? GET A VOTE, DO YOU THINK? DO WE ACTUALLY GET A VOTE ON DO WE ACTUALLY GET A VOTE ON ONE? ONE? WHETHER IT GOES UP OR DOWN, I WHETHER IT GOES UP OR DOWN, I DON’T KNOW. DON’T KNOW. BUT DO YOU THINK SOMETHING BUT DO YOU THINK SOMETHING ACTUALLY COMES TO THE FLOOR? ACTUALLY COMES TO THE FLOOR?>>I DON’T THINK SO BECAUSE I>>I DON’T THINK SO BECAUSE I DON’T THINK MITCH McCONNELL WHO DON’T THINK MITCH McCONNELL WHO WILL CONTROL THAT WANTS TO HAVE WILL CONTROL THAT WANTS TO HAVE HIS MEMBERS TAKE A POSITION ON HIS MEMBERS TAKE A POSITION ON IT. IT. IS ABSOLUTELY THE WAY THE SENATE IS ABSOLUTELY THE WAY THE SENATE SHOULD BE. SHOULD BE. AND JUST A FEW YEARS AGO YOU AND JUST A FEW YEARS AGO YOU COULD FORCE A VOTE ON SOMETHING COULD FORCE A VOTE ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT. LIKE THAT. BUT NOW IT’S ALL IN HIS HANDS. BUT NOW IT’S ALL IN HIS HANDS. HE DOESN’T WANT HIS FOLKS TO BE HE DOESN’T WANT HIS FOLKS TO BE IN THE SITUATION OF, WELL, IN THE SITUATION OF, WELL, HAVING TO DEFEND EITHER SIDE. HAVING TO DEFEND EITHER SIDE. SO AVOID IT. SO AVOID IT. AND IT’S REALLY REGRETFUL AND IT’S REALLY REGRETFUL BECAUSE LAST YEAR 1.2 MILLION BECAUSE LAST YEAR 1.2 MILLION GUNS WERE OFFERED FOR SALE GUNS WERE OFFERED FOR SALE WITHOUT A BACKGROUND CHECK. WITHOUT A BACKGROUND CHECK. I THINK IT’S ABOUT 20% OF THE I THINK IT’S ABOUT 20% OF THE GUNS SOLD WERE WITHOUT A GUNS SOLD WERE WITHOUT A BACKGROUND CHECK OR AGAIN A VERY BACKGROUND CHECK OR AGAIN A VERY STRONG SECOND AMENDMENT STATE STRONG SECOND AMENDMENT STATE HAS A STRONG BACKGROUND CHECK HAS A STRONG BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM FOR ONLINE SALES, SYSTEM FOR ONLINE SALES, PERSONAL SALES, GUN SHOW SALES. PERSONAL SALES, GUN SHOW SALES. AND I DO A TOWNHALL ON EVERY ONE AND I DO A TOWNHALL ON EVERY ONE OF MY 36 COUNTIES. OF MY 36 COUNTIES. NO ONE COMES AND SAYS LET’S GET NO ONE COMES AND SAYS LET’S GET RID OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK RID OF THE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM. SYSTEM. IT’S A VERY REASONABLE THING TO IT’S A VERY REASONABLE THING TO DO. DO.>>IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE,>>IF YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF A YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF A BACKGROUND CHECK. BACKGROUND CHECK. DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY

32 thoughts on “Merkley: Senate ‘Divided’ On Response To Trump’s Indefinite Detention Proposal | MTP Daily | MSNBC

  • Michael Schwartz Post author

    Continued violation of human rights is not something any legislative body should be "divided" about

  • She's my President Post author

    MSNBCannibals are seeking any means possible to release the Illegal aliens out into the wild for their sick and twisted hunting expeditions of them!!

  • rexdink Post author

    I cannot even go camping off grid, and come back to the America I grew up, Scouting, then the Army. I(n my four days off, 40 Senators are good with 'Forever camps'?

    40 Elected People, are fine with putting people, Asylum seekers, or just fruit pickers children away for life?

    Are you Effin Kidding me now?
    You wanted something different, You Got it.

    You Tre45on Supporters Did this to the U.S.
    Can't wait till they come for you, and your most loved possessions.

    They will.

    First they came …

  • Rose Johnson-Tsosie Post author

    How anyone can agree to allow "forever imprisonment" is criminal and cruel. It would be helpful to find out if those that are for it also have an investment in private prisons or are getting lobby money. There is NO reason to hold these people.
    FREE the CHILDREN!!!

  • Lamcello Poshperry Post author

    Dear America WTF

  • T.R. Plume Post author

    Democrats obviously want Open Borders. Stop denying it! There is NO maltreatment other than what the Fake Parents are doing. Democrats are throwing away 2020

  • ღSwnsasyღ _ Post author

    They need to get rid of the filabuster because Moscow Mitch has too much power and can block and delay everything.. That is not how America should be!! Doing this to children is just disgusting and they just don't care about lives! Republicans are pure evil!

  • Al 2 Post author

    I want a country I can be proud of.

  • GramaJ Catherder Post author

    Jimmie Jordan and the House Republicans are all for trumpy's cruel and inhumane policies. I'm so sick of this monstrous "WHITE GOOD OL BOY" nazi Republican bunch. We must vote them out.

  • George Morris Post author

    wait msnbc is doing another story on trump,this should be interesting,cool 💤💤💤

  • Nancy Phillips Post author

    How did Oregon get such lame representation?

  • Terri Waugh Post author

    Indefinitely hold/detain all people with Trump and/or Kushner genes.

  • G Beaty Post author

    Wait their doing this during recess? Sick Mitch.

  • S. P. Post author

    Bernie did answer your question regarding the lack of Senate you corporate stooge.
    He's said multiple times he intends to rally the people against Mitch McConnell and other senators through protests and local rallies. Quit pandering to your billionaire donors and tell the actual truth.

  • Captain Obvious Post author

    Republicans are disgusting traitors.

  • Captain Obvious Post author

    Capitalism kills. Need more proof?

  • DONKEY SHOW Post author

    The American rightwing are the greatest threat to all living things. If, at this present moment, you are still a Republican, you are either a greedy sociopath or you are just dimwitted white white trash.

  • Mel M Post author

    The RepublicAn senators belong in those camps

  • Richie Tattersall Post author

    Donald Trump is trying to claim that it is legal, it's not.

  • Oligarchs HaveControl Post author

    When did corporate news MSNBC and in part CNN decide to advocate Joe “Hillary” Biden for president? I’m sick and disgusted with the constant PR and apology tour campaign pushed on every morning show. Corporate media propaganda pushed to millions of TV viewers while attacking Bernie Sanders as “makes my skin crawl”, or too old. The truth is only being heard by just a few thousand on sites like u-tube by independent voices. Please contribute to the progressive democratic movement and tell your friends it's time for governmental change.

  • Richie Rich Post author

    This is 1932 Germany and the American People are falling inline, with their 1% lords & masters propaganda. It is truly The Time of the Gentiles and you cannot stop them, until their time has been fulfilled. I still think that the really smart brain of traitor drumpf will start a war, declares Martial Law, and ends elections. Then you will not have to worry about self-rule anymore; the 1% donor controlled senate will back the puppet! So get your favorite Corporate Flags out, it's only going to cost millions of your children! Just close your eyes and return to your Reality TV, FakeBook and your Flat Earth. Watch as drumpf's biggest distraction is to come. MAKE AMERICA WHITE AGAIN, I mean Great. The only question left now is, will you bow down and take their mark? Still don't get it yet, understand your place in this world of the filth of man.

    youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A You should watch the whole thing, but at least start it at 8:23 , you'll see the start of phase 2; this is where we are today.

  • Verruca Post author

    Indefinite detention without trial or any legal process whatever? That's the sort of thing dictators and totalitarian governments love to do. After migrants, why not political enemies, protesters or journalists? It's an easy step to start declaring people to be 'un-persons' with no human rights at all.

  • Rocco Lore Post author

    Merkley is like many Democrats. He didn't have a problem with his boy Obama caged kids.

  • Lite Hold Post author

    Shut up Chuck and let the man talk.

  • Debra Pelsma Post author

    GET RID OF MITCH

  • Russell Bublitz Post author

    Trump is the King of Legalized HUMAN TRAFFICKING ! The Private Prison Industry needs to be OUTLAWED in the U.S.A. . LEGALIZED Human Trafficking must be ABOLISHED. !

  • Richie Tattersall Post author

    That's a violation of both the last section of the 14th Amendment, "equall PROTECTION under the law" and "speedy trial" in the 6th Amendment. As far as the attitude that I see WAY to often that they have no rights, those people need to get a grip on realty because the United States Supreme Court has shut that attitude down every single time it has come up. Every single person within the borders of this country, legally or not, is protected by the United States Constitution.

  • Gail Beterbide Post author

    Dump Mitch, please.

  • Gail Beterbide Post author

    In other words , Mitch is a dic(k)tator in the Senate. Wow , how "We the People" is that?

  • Peggy Trawick Post author

    We must impeach and/or imprison Donald F. Trump

  • Lynda Mitton Post author

    It’s very sad that only 40 republicans will vote for charity and humanity in the lives of people really need A CHANCE” to show good behaviour, the desire to contribute by earning their keep, and be treated like human beings, not critters! Moscow Mitch will do nothing to help anyone but himself…and he is very good at that!

  • Debra Robinson Post author

    Put every Senators child in detention centers indefinitely if the Senator votes for indefinite detention for migrants. These people committed did not commit a felony. If President Trump signs the bill, all his children should be held indefinitely.

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