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Much of what you are hearing today has nothing whatsoever to do with you and I would agree with you that the policies that we are putting in place in many case are stronger than have ever been put in place. It's the President that causes people to have concerns, i think you are a patriot. Tremendous faith in (Defense Secretary James) Mattis. But it's the President's actions that create tremendous distrust in our nation, among our allies. It's palpable.
Senator, I just disagree mostly with just about everything you just said there. You somehow disconnect the administration's activities from the President's actions. They are one in the same. Every sanction that was put in place was signed off by the President of the United States, every spy that was removed was directed by the President.
Look, all of us want to know what took place in this meeting, we're looking into precedent there. We want to make sure... are they are going to call executive privilege ? These are notes taken by translators, you understand, in a meeting. I'm not sure it's even appropriate. We're checking that, if it is, certainly we'll pursue it.
We plan to offer either later today or in the morning a bill that would redefine the 1962 trade act, as it relates to 232, the national security component, what this would do is redefine that and say that the president would go through the same steps that he goes through, but at the end of the day, if he decides that he wants to put tariffs in place, Congress would have to approve those.
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They are in a downward spiral right now and have got to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening, you know the shame of it is there's a really good national security team in place, there's good productive things that are underway through them, and through others. But the chaos that is being created by the lack of discipline is creating an environment that I think — it creates a worrisome environment.
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I mean, they need to do a little better job on the front end. But they know that, they know that, they were scrambling around and they did the best they could, and they had multiple people contacting folks. They made an extreme effort, but they know that with the timing of this it would be a little bit better if, you know, there was a little more time and a little more interaction.
At some point, on behalf of the American people, we have to resolve the issues that are driving up costs, limiting choices, and causing the individual market to spiral downward, i stand ready to work with the administration and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in order to fix our broken health care system.
To browbeat somebody for just having a question or speak down to someone because they have a concern. To say that they're irrational or they don't understand who we are as a nation, or something like that. Yeah, it doesn't help. It hurts, what would help, and I think this was a universal message in the meeting we just had -- on both sides of the aisle, I might add -- is that someone needs to explain clearly to the American people the processes we go through before we admit refugees.
It is true that the negotiations under way have nothing to do with alleviating any kind of terrorist sanctions, human rights sanctions or ballistic missile testing sanctions, should Iran commit an act of terrorism against an American, sanctions would be the minimum thing, I think, they'd have to be worried about. I think bombs and missiles on heads would be the thing they'd have to be concerned about.
As we have received that authorization for the use of military force, what we have come to understand is that -- and this is not a pejorative statement, it's an observation -- we don't know of a single Democrat in Congress, in the United States Senate, anyway, that supports that authorization for the use of military force.
It's our goal to have a process that No. 1 determines the threat to our homeland and No. 2, this will be expansively looked at, what is the President's strategy, especially in Syria, there's a lot of skepticism about the administration's commitment to dealing with ISIS or Daesh or ISIL or whatever you want to call them. That creates a lot of concern.
Voting to authorize the use of military force is one of the most important actions Congress can take, and while there will be differences, it is my hope that we will fulfill our constitutional responsibility, and in a bipartisan way, pass an authorization that allows us to confront this serious threat.