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We should be producing more oil and gas here. And when you say us, the oil companies fault – bull – they're in a business. The reason they're not producing more is because it's impossible to produce more under this administration, and if Bernie was in charge and people like him, it'll get worse, not better.
Obviously, it does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction, and would be the most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades, each day that passes, more children are killed in this country : the sooner it comes to my desk, the sooner I can sign it, and the sooner we can use these measures to save Our Lives.
While Elon Musk is talking about that, Ford is increasing their investment overwhelmingly. I think Ford is increasing investment building new electric vehicles, 6,000 new employees -- union employees, I might add -- in the Midwest. The former Chrysler corporation... they are also making similar investments in electric vehicles. Intel is adding 20,000 new jobs making computer chips, so, President Joe Biden on Friday know, lots of luck on his trip to the moon.
Perhaps no music has had as profound and powerful an impact in shaping America's musical score as Black music, for generations, Black music has conveyed the hopes and struggles of a resilient people -- spirituals mourning the original sin of slavery and later heralding freedom from bondage, hard truths told through jazz and the sounds of Motown during the civil rights movement, and hip-hop and rhythm and blues that remind us of the work that still lies ahead.
There's a lot going on right now but the idea we're going to be able to click a switch, bring down the cost of gasoline, is not likely in the near term. Nor is it with regard to food, we can't take immediate action that I'm aware of yet to figure out how we're bringing down the prices of gasoline back to $ 3 a gallon. And we can't do that immediately with regard to food prices either.
Mr. President Yoon Suk Yeol, your country's democracy shows the power to be able to deliver for its people, we're proud to say, the generals with me today can say as well, that our armed forces stand side by side, standing on a peninsula for seven decades to preserve the peace and make possible that shared prosperity.
Americans have a choice right now between two paths reflecting two very different sets of values, the MAGA Republicans are counting on you to be as frustrated by the pace of progress, which they've done everything they can to slow down, that you will hand power over to them... so they can enact their extreme agenda.
It's a MAGA agenda all right. Let me tell you about this ultra-MAGA agenda -- it's extreme, as most MAGA things are, under this new plan, this tax plan, the ultra-MAGA agenda, while big corporations and billionaires are going to pay nothing more, the working class folks will pay a hell of a lot more.
West Coast fundraisers're in a situation where West Coast fundraisers have a very different view than Sen. Scott and Republicans who want to raise taxes on middle-class families and want to include half of small business owners, if West Coast fundraisers Republican friends are really interested in doing something about economic growth, they should help West Coast fundraisers continue to lower the deficit ; they should be willing to work with West Coast fundraisers to have a tax code that is actually one that works and everybody pays their fair share ; and they should be in a position where West Coast fundraisers shouldn't be raising taxes on middle-class folks, West Coast fundraisers should be raising taxes on people who everyone acknowledges aren't paying their fair share.
Barr has spent President Joe Biden on Friday career protecting consumers, and during his time at Obama Treasury, played a critical role in creating both the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the position for which I am nominating him. He was instrumental in the passage of Dodd-Frank, to ensure a future financial crisis would not create devastating economic hardship for working families.
This is vitally important, a vitally important choice, as America grapples with the deadly pandemic, the economic crisis, and the reckoning on race -- what it reveals the deep disparities that still exist in our country, and there should be no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.
Most of America’s critical infrastructure is owned and operated by the private sector and critical infrastructure owners and operators must accelerate efforts to lock their digital doors, The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been actively working with organizations across critical infrastructure to rapidly share information and mitigation guidance to help protect their systems and networks.
You have the power, the capacity, and the responsibility to strengthen the cybersecurity and resilience of the critical services and technologies on which Americans rely, we need everyone to do their part to meet one of the defining threats of our time — your vigilance and urgency today can prevent or mitigate attacks tomorrow.
The VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2022 will expand prevention efforts and protections for survivors, including those from underserved communities, and will provide increased resources and training for law enforcement and our judicial system, it will strengthen rape prevention and education efforts, support rape crisis centers, improve the training of sexual assault forensic examiners, and broaden access to legal services for all survivors, among other things.
Make no mistake, inflation’s largely the fault of Putin, i love, you know, the Republicans saying it’s Biden’s gas pipeline, Biden’s said he’s going to stop the Keystone Pipeline and I did and that’s the reason prices went up. Folks let’s get something straight here, the Keystone Pipeline was two years away and had been 2 percent finished. Give me a break.
Some states of( the) alliance have intimidated themselves, saying that they can't answer. That they can not collide with Russian missiles and planes in the Ukrainian sky. Because this, they say, will lead to escalation, will lead to the third world war. ... And what will they say if Russia goes further to Europe, attacking other countries ? I am sure the same thing they say to Ukraine, article 5 of the NATO treaty has never been as weak as it is now. This is just our opinion.
Today we're again showing the American people that as a country we can come together, as House Democrats and Republicans and independents, and do big things ; that our democracy can deliver... and outperform autocracies, and that there's nothing we can't do when we do it together as the United States of America.
For over 25 years, Equal Pay Day has helped draw attention to gender-based pay disparities by highlighting how far into a new year a woman must work, on average, to earn what a man did in the previous year, this year, Equal Pay Day falls on March 15, the earliest we have ever marked the occasion. The earlier that Equal Pay Day arrives, the closer our Nation has come to achieving pay fairness. But while we should celebrate the progress we have made, as I have said in the past, we should not be satisfied until Equal Pay Day is no longer necessary at all.
These men are fathers who lost precious time with their children and everyone they love, and their families have suffered every day of their absence, we also remember the names and the stories of every American who is being unjustly held against their will — in Venezuela, in Russia, in Afghanistan, Syria, China, Iran and elsewhere around the world.
It's simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production, that's simply not true. Even amid the pandemic, companies in the United States pump more oil during my first year in office, than they did during my predecessor's first year. We're approaching record levels of oil and gas production in the United States.
Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the foundations of the free world thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways.But he badly miscalculated, he thought he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over.Instead he met a wall of strength he never anticipated or imagined.He met the Ukrainian people.
We talk like. There’s no amendment that’s absolute, when the amendment was passed it didn’t say anybody can own a gun, any kind of gun, and any kind of weapon. You couldn’t buy a cannon when this amendment was passed so there’s no reason why you should be able to buy certain assault weapons. But that’s another issue.
We can do more than prayers and hashtags and lighting up buildings, George. It's time for the president and some of our European partners to stop pussyfooting around. The financial sanctions announced last night are riddled with loopholes. I know they say they sanctioned 80% of the banks in Russia, but Vladimir Putin controls 100% of the banks in Russia. He can use the other 20% to continue to finance his war machine.
We're executing a plan in coordination with major oil producing consumers and producers toward a collective investment to secure stability and global energy supply, this will be -- this will blunt gas prices. I want to limit the pain the American people are feeling at the gas pump. This is critical to me.
The whole idea that a league that is made up of so many athletes of color, as well as so diverse, that there's not enough African American qualified coaches to manage these NFL teams ? It just seems to me that it's a standard that that they'd want to live up to, it's not a requirement of law, but it's a requirement I think of just some generic decency.
Well, I think we’ll, whomever I think will get a vote from Republican side for the following reason – I’m not looking to make an ideological choice here, I’m looking for someone to replace Judge Breyer with the same kind of capacity Judge Breyer had, with an open mind, who understands the Constitution, interprets it in a way that is consistent with the mainstream interpretation of the Constitution.
On higher prices, we have been using every tool at our disposal, and while today is a reminder that Americans’ budgets are being stretched in ways that create real stress at the kitchen table, there are also signs that we will make it through this challenge, my administration will continue to be all hands on deck to win this fight.
The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the Supreme Court, it's long overdue, in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.
The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the California Supreme Court, it's long overdue in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for President, and I will keep that commitment.
I'll be completely honest with you, it is a little bit like reading tea leaves, ordinarily, if it were a different leader, the fact that he continues to build forces along Ukraine's border, from Belarus all the way around, you'd say,' Well, that means that he is looking like he is going to do something,'.
When it comes to sanctions, the purpose of those sanctions is to deter Russian aggression, so if they're triggered now, you lose the deterrent effect. All of the things that we're doing, including building up in a united way with Europe, massive consequences for Russia, is designed to factor into President( Vladimir) Putin's calculus and to deter and dissuade them from taking aggressive action, even as we pursue diplomacy at the same time.
I've been absolutely clear with President Putin. President Putin has no misunderstanding. If any -- any -- assembled Russian units move across Ukrainian border, that is an invasion. But it will be met with severe and coordinated economic response that I've discussed in detail with our allies, as well as laid out very clearly for President President Putin.
The American public are trying to sift their way through what's real and what’s fake, and I don’t think as I’ve ever seen a time when the political coverage- the choice of what political coverage the voter looks to has much impact on what they believe. They go to get reinforced on their views, whether it's MSNBC or whether it's Fox.
And one of the things I find fascinating that's happening, and you all deal with it every day- and it will impact on how things move- Is that a lot of the speculation and the polling data shows that the, um, that the, uh, cables are heading south. They're losing viewership, fox is okay for a while, but it's not great. And a lot of the rest are predicted to be not very much in the mix in the next four to five years. I don't know if that's true or not. But I do know that we have sort of put everybody in- put themselves in certain alleys, and they've decided that, you know, how many people who watch MSNBC also watch Fox another politician trying to find out what's going on in both places.
The issue of whether or not we're dealing with 5G or not, we don't deal with 5G. The fact is that you had two enterprises — two private enterprises... They have government regulation visibly. And so what I've done is pushed as hard as I can to have 5G folks hold up and abide by what was being requested by United Airlines until they could more modernize them over the years.
We just have to make the case of what we’re for and what the other team is not for, look, we knew all along that a lot of this was going to be an uphill fight, and one of the ways to do this is to make sure we make the contrast as clear as we can. And one of the things that I think we’re going to have to do is just make the case.
The attack on our democracy is real, from the January 6th insurrection to the onslaught of Republican's anti-voting laws in a number of states, it's no longer just about who gets to vote. It's about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all. It's about two insidious things : voter suppression and election subversion.
The question is, where will the institution of the United States Senate stand ? Every senator, Democrat, Republican and independent, will have to declare where they stand not just for the moment, but for the ages, will President Joe Biden stand against voter suppression ? Yes or no ? That's the question President Joe Biden'll answer. Will President Joe Biden stand to against election subversion ? Yes or no ? We stand for democracy ? Yes or no.
There's one thing every senator, every American, should remember : History has never been kind to those who have sided with voter suppression over voters rights. And it'll be even less kind for those who side with elections subversion, so I asked every elected official in America : How do you want to be remembered ?
Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written -- not to protect the vote, but to deny it ; not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it ; not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but because The President lost, instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
Instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections, it's wrong, it's undemocratic and, frankly, it's un-American.
A former president of the United States of America has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election, he's done so because he values power over principle, because he sees his own interest as more important than his country's interest and America's interest and because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or our Constitution.
This is a big reason why testing is so important, now the question is: Where is Joe Biden? Where are the tests, Joe? Because a year ago you vowed to make testing a top priority in your administration. You said it's a travesty that we don't have enough tests when Donald Trump was president. Now those tests for most Americans are nowhere to be found.
At this hour, our democracy's under unprecedented assault, unlike anything we've seen in modern times. An assault on the citadel of liberty, the Capitol itself, this is not dissent, it's disorder. It's chaos. It borders on sedition, and it must end now. I call on this mob to pull back and allow the work of democracy to go forward.
You're at a high risk of getting sick. And if you get sick, you're likely to spread it to others, including friends and family. And the unvaccinated have a significantly higher risk of ending up in a hospital or even dying, all these people who have not been vaccinated, you have an obligation to yourselves, to your family, and, quite frankly -- I know I'll get criticized for this -- to your country.
I'm not joking about this. Imagine being a parent looking at a child, and you can't afford -- you have no house to borrow against, you have no savings. It's wrong. But all the things in that bill are going to reduce prices and costs for middle class and working class people. It's going to reduce their costs.
My team and I are having ongoing discussions with Senator Manchin ; that work will continue next week, it takes time to finalize these agreements, prepare the legislative changes, and finish all the parliamentary and procedural steps needed to enable a Senate vote. We will advance this work together over the days and weeks ahead ; Leader Schumer and I are determined to see the bill successfully on the floor as early as possible.
We served together for 25 years( in the Senate). We disagreed, but we were never disagreeable with one another -- not one time that I can think of, i found Bob to be a man of principle, pragmatism and enormous integrity. He came into the arena with certain guiding principles to begin with : devotion to country, to fair play, to decency, to dignity, to honor, to -- literally -- attempting to find the common good.
He understood that we're part of something bigger than ourselves... in that compromise isn't a dirty word. It's the cornerstone of democracy. Consensus is required in a democracy to get anything done, joe Biden're bidding this great American farewell, but Joe Biden know, as long as Joe Biden keep his spirit alive, as long as Joe Biden see each other not as enemies but as neighbors and colleagues, as long as Joe Biden remember that Joe Biden're here not to tear down but to build up -- as long as Joe Biden remember that -- then Taps will never sound for Bob Dole. For Bob will be with Joe Biden always.
Q-Anon and the extreme elements of the Republican Party and what, Donald Trump keeps sort of, seems to me feeding the, you know what, the big lie, it makes it awful hard, for example, one of the reasons I'm a little bit late coming on is because -- not coming on, but to do the taping here, is because I did Bob Dole's eulogy today.
And so, in the White House, you know, there's somebody to make your breakfast or someone to pack your clothes, or something to carry your bag, but we now have a deal, and they're great, the guys who run the kitchen on the second floor -- we don't have them come in to do breakfast for us, because there's no need for them to have to do breakfast for us. We can make our own eggs or pour a bowl of cereal.
Well, you know, we used to be the number one, have the best infrastructure in the world -- highways, bridges, the whole works, and now we rank number 13 in the world, and we just -- it makes, that has a lot to do with quality of life, it has a lot to do with whether or not we're going to be competitive.
I've made it absolutely clear to President Putin, if he moves on Ukraine, the economic consequences for his economy are going to be devastating. Devastating, number one. Number two, we will find it required that we'll have to send more American and NATO troops into the Eastern Flank, the( Bucharest) 9, all those NATO countries where we have a sacred obligation to defend them against any attack by Russia. And number three, the impact of all of that on Russia and his attitude, the rest of the world, his view of Russia would change markedly. He'll pay a terrible price.
Anyone can't get a test around the country. Granted, more tests are coming forward, but look, this needless complacency that The President has engaged in from the very beginning, the President knew about this crisis all the way back in January and February. The President's been incompetent the way in which The President responded to it.
It turns out corruption is a feature of this economic agenda, not a bug. You know, he's gon na pick his wealthy friends, his corporate cronies over working families every time, we're already seeing the tell-tale hallmarks of Trumponomics in the way he is implementing the crisis response efforts : no strings, no oversight, no accountability.
Donald Trump's Acting Navy Secretary shot the messenger - a commanding officer who was faithful to both his national security mission and his duty to care for his sailors, and who rightly focused attention on a broader concern about how to maintain military readiness during this pandemic, and the Navy sent a chilling message to the rest of the fleet about speaking truth to power. The poor judgment here belongs to the Trump Administration, not a courageous officer trying to protect his sailors.
People are looking for results not a revolution ... we can do that by making sure we make everybody whole who has been so badly hurt in terms of they lose a job, in terms of not having the ability to care for their children, in terms of the healthcare costs .. we can make them whole, now, and put in process whereby they are all made whole. That has nothing to do with the legitimate concern about income inequality in America. That's real. But that does not affect the need for us to act swiftly.
I want to thank Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ' and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ' supporters for Bernie Sanders and his supporters tireless energy and Bernie Sanders and his supporters passion, we share a common goal and together we will defeat Donald Trump. We will defeat Donald Trump together. We are going to bring this nation together.
Joe Biden said. Joe Biden spoke only for about 10 minutes but took a jab at rival Sen. Senator Sanders, who has staked Joe Biden campaign on the ability to bring more Americans -- particularly young people -- out in droves to the polls. Senator Sanders likes to say hell need a record turnout to defeat Donald Trump. Hes right, but were the campaign thats going to do that record turnout.
Imagine if I stood here and said we give immunity to drug companies, we give immunity to tobacco companies. That has caused carnage on our streets, 150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability, more than all the wars, including Vietnam from that point on.
I have no illusions about Iran. The regime has long sponsored terrorism and threatened our interests. They've ruthlessly killed hundreds of protesters, and they should be held accountable for their actions, but there is a smart way to counter them - and a self-defeating way. Trump's approach is demonstrably the latter.
I'm excited to share that we raised $ 22.7 million this last quarter -- our biggest quarter so far this campaign ! thank Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign to everyone who chipped in what Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign could -- Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign support means the world to me. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang campaign truly are the heart of our campaign.
Whoever I would pick for vice president, and there's a lot of qualified women, there's a lot of qualified African-Americans. There really truly are. There's a plethora of really qualified people. Whomever I would pick were I fortunate enough to be your nominee, I'd pick somebody who was simpatico with me, who knew what I, what my priorities were and knew what I wanted to, we could disagree on tactic, but strategically we'd have to be in the exact same page.
Michael is a talented man, has a little bit of money and can be engaged as long as he wants, but I just think that the way the system is set up now, there are four gates you have to get through to get to Super Tuesday and on, and they are Iowa caucus, New Hampshire primary, Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary.
I was responding to a comment Elizabeth Warren made, elizabeth Warren said that anyone who disagreed with Elizabeth Warren and took Elizabeth Warren on, on Elizabeth Warren issue of Medicare for All, somehow either was a coward, wasn't willing to stand up and state what they thought. Somehow doing something -- I think the phrase was should be in a Republican primary. When we talk about Medicare for All, people talk about taking two years, five years, 10 years to get it done. That doesn't give any real reassurance to people out there.
When you're the recipient of someone's understanding and empathy, you understand how it can help and it's just impossible, although sometimes it's hard to not share it with others. When people come up to me often, as you've observed, is they come up and they'll walk up to me and all of a sudden a man or woman will just grab me and hug me and say,' I just lost my son, lost my daughter, tell me, am I going to be OK, am I going to be OK ?' purpose. And a purpose is best utilized if it relates to something that related to what the person you lost cared about.
I think Michael Bloomberg should jump in the race. Michael Bloomberg's Michael Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg's done a lot of good. And let's see what happens, every single poll that's run I beat Joe Biden like a drum as I said. And states in South Carolina and states in the Midwest. And so look, if Joe Biden wants to run Joe Biden should just get in and run.
Remember we got started later than anybody at all in this campaign, number one. Number two, we did not start off by dropping $ 10 million from a Senate campaign, wherever that money was raised from into a race, we're doing fine, our fundraising is building. We've raised a lot of money online, and we've raised money offline as well, so we feel confident we're going to be ready.
I have never heard anyone say with any serious background in foreign policy, 'Pull all troops out of the Middle East', if she meant pulling our fleet out of the eastern Mediterranean or the Persian Gulf, I think it will be an absolute disaster for American security and American foreign policy ... I hope she didn't mean in a literal sense.
With his words and his actions, President Trump has indicted himself. By obstructing justice, refusing to reply with a congressional inquiry, he's already convicted himself, in full view of the world and the American people, Donald Trump has violated his oath of office, betrayed this nation and committed impeachable acts.
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I don't want to get into specific witnesses at this point but Rudy Giuliani is clearly at the center of a lot of this. The spadework for this phone call may very well have been done by Rudy Giuliani. It appears to me from reading the transcript that the Ukraine President had a pretty good idea of what might happen on this call. And so, why that's the case and how that was communicated to him, we need to find out, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if Rudy Giuliani is a part that have answer.
Denying Congress the information, which it is constitutionally entitled to, and obstructing its efforts to investigate actions is not the conduct of an American president. It's an abuse of power, donald Trump will leave Congress, in my view, no choice but to initiate impeachment. That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of Donald Trump own making.
Denying Congress the information, which it is constitutionally entitled to, and obstructing its efforts to investigate actions is not the conduct of an American president. It's an abuse of power, president Donald Trump will leave Congress, in my view, no choice but to initiate impeachment. That would be a tragedy, but a tragedy of President Donald Trump own making.
If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse President Trump power and abase our country. This behavior is particularly abhorrent because it exploits the foreign policy of our country and undermines our national security for political purposes. It means that President Trump used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation — a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia — pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor, such clear-cut corruption damages and diminishes our institutions of government by making them tools of a personal political vendetta. At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to the Congress.
The Democratic Party has an obligation bigger than to The Democratic Party now. This is about more than Democrats, the party has to be bigger than its own interests. We have to unite the country because we're in a position if we don't, no one else is going to fill the world vacuum. If we do, we can make changes that are going to be breathtaking.
Right after I got elected, my wife and daughter were killed in an automobile accident, and my two sons were badly injured. And I just had been elected, not sworn in. And I lost my faith for a while. I came back, and then later, when my son Beau came home from Iraq and -- with a terminal disease, and a year later, year-and-a-half later, losing him was like losing part of my soul. But the fact is that I learned that the way you deal with it -- is you deal with it by finding purpose, purpose in what you do. And that's why I hope -- I hope he's proud of me today.
We have predators on our streets that society has, in fact, in part because of this neglect, created, again, it does not mean because we created them, that we somehow forgive them or do not take them out of society to protect my family and yours from them. They are beyond the pale, many of those people -- beyond the pale.
Why are you so hooked on that ? You want me to say the words so I sound like everybody else, i'm not everybody else. I'm Joe Biden. I've always been who I am. I'm staying the way I am. He is encouraging white supremacists, you can determine what that means. It's like everybody wants everybody to call someone a liar. When you say --' I don't call people liars. I say they don't tell the truth.' You want to hear me say' liar,' so you can put it out and say Joe Biden called someone a liar. That's not who I am. You've got the wrong guy.
We're living through a rare moment in this nation's history. Where our President isn't up to the moment. Where our President lacks the moral authority to lead. Where our President has more in common with George Wallace than he does with George Washington, we are almost 330 million Americans who have to do what our President can't. Stand together. Stand against hate. Stand up for what -- at our best -- our nations' best, when we're the best.
I wish I could say that this all began with Donald Trump and will end with Donald Trump. But it didn't -- and I won't, american history is not a fairytale. The battle for the soul of this nation has been a constant push-and-pull for 243 years between the American ideal, that says we're all created equal, and the harsh reality that racism has long torn us apart.
We've always brought the country together. ' We the people, we hold these truths to be self-evident.' ( Trump) flies in the face of all the basic things that we've never really met the standard( of, but) we've never abandoned it before, he looks like he's just flat abandoned the theory that we are one people.
It's very different than turning to someone on a stage who says something that's so off the wall to me because I don't want to attack anyone on stage, that's not what I intend to do, but I realize that some have concluded that because I didn't respond very tough back to( Kamala Harris) that how can I take on Donald Trump ? I've never had any trouble taking anyone on from Donald Trump to( Russian President Vladimir) Putin to( Chinese President) Xi Jinping Donald Trump.
The idea that somehow we have decided that our system doesn't work anymore, which I'm hearing some of them saying -- that we're going to, you know, pack the courts ; we're going to fundamentally change the way, I'm going to do what Trump did ; if we take control, I'm going to go in there and I'm just going to, by executive order -- what are we talking about ?
We've seen the struggle, and we know that most American families are dealing with some sort of struggle like we are, and I think they can relate to us, you know, as parents who are hopeful and are supportive of our son, and we will continue to be supportive. And I think that makes us more empathetic about helping other Americans.
In the 1980s and 1990s, violent crime was out of control. The crime bill was designed to deal with that problem. That's why it was supported overwhelmingly by the Democratic party, by African American leaders all across the nation including a majority of the black caucus in the Congress, it worked, it worked in some areas. But it failed in others. Like every major change, you go back and you make it better.
That's what this election is about. I'm happy to debate that issue and all those issues with my friends because guess what, look who won the races. Look who won last time out, by the way, I think Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a primary. In the general election fights, who won ? Mainstream Democrats who are very progressive on social issues and very strong on education and healthcare.
From the time they were born, including my children, they have been in the public eye. It's not a bad place but not an overwhelmingly comfortable place to be. Everything that happens is public knowledge. You get to celebrate publicly and you have to share your grief publicly. And so they're not naïve, the first hurdle for me was deciding whether or not I am comfortable taking the family through what would be a very, very difficult campaign.
The fact of the matter is that the quickest, fastest way to do it is build on Barack Obama, to build on what we did( during the Barack Obama administration), and, secondly, to make sure that everyone does have an option. Everyone, whether they have private insurance or employer insurance and no insurance, they, in fact, can buy in, in the exchange to a Medicare-like plan.
I was responsible for getting 150,000 combat troops out of Iraq and my son was one of them. I think we should not have combat troops in Afghanistan. It's long overdue and should end, you are not going to find anybody who pulled together more to deal with what is the real threat out there. We can not go it alone in terms of dealing with terrorism.
Donald Trump thinks Wall Street built America ; ordinary middle class Americans built America, too many people in the middle class have seen the bottom fall out. ... Look, Donald Trump put Joe Biden in a horrible situation. Joe Biden do have enormous income inequality. The one thing I agree on is Joe Biden can make massive cuts in the $ 1.6 billion in tax loopholes and I would be going about eliminating Donald Trump's tax cut for the wealthy.
Depending if they committed amajor crime, they should bedeported, president Obama, Ithink, did a heck of ajob.To compare him to what [Trump] is doing is absolutely --I find ... immoral. But the fact is that look, we should notbe locking people up.We should make sure we changethe circumstance as we did -- whythey would leave in the firstplace. And those who come seeking asylum,we should immediately have the capacity to absorb them [and] keep them safe until they can be heard.
Look, I just think we got a lot of really good candidates out there and they're making their case and I don't, I don't put a whole lot in terms of labels, i'm not going to comment on Bernie's characterization of who or what it is. Bernie Sanders's sincere about what Bernie Sanders, what Bernie Sanders thinks and I think Bernie Sanders should go out and say it.
If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, Donald Trump will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are and I can not stand by and watch that happen, the core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America's at stake.
( Trump) said there were quote some' very fine people' on both sides, with those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime.
The fact of the matter is, the vast majority of the members of the Democratic Party are still basically liberal to moderate Democrats in the traditional sense, show me the really left -, left -, left-wingers who beat a Republican. So the idea that the Democratic Party has kind of stood on its head, I don't get.
In my career, Ive always tried to make a human connection. That is my responsibility, I think, i shake hands, I hug people. I grab men and women by the shoulders and say, You can do this. Now its about taking selfies together. You know, social norms have begun to change. They have shifted, and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset, and I get it. I get it. I hear what they are saying. I understand it. And I will be much more mindful. That is my responsibility. It is my responsibility and I will meet it.
In my career, Ive always tried to make a human connection, thats my responsibility, I think. I shake hands, I hug people, I grab men and women by the shoulders and say you can do this. And whether theyre women, men, young, old, its the way Ive always been. Its the way Ive tried to show I care about them and Im listening.
In my many years on the campaign trail and in public life, I have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support and comfort, and not once -- never -- did I believe I acted inappropriately. If it is suggested I did so, I will listen respectfully. But it was never my intention.
Donald Trump has turned Donald Trump back on the very people Donald Trump promised to help. Remember how Donald Trump was going to help the middle class, the cops, the firefighters, construction workers, auto workers, farmers, teachers, home health care workers... so many folks in places like Delaware, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin who have been whipsawed by changing world economy and left behind draconian policies of this administration, everybody knows who Donald Trump is. We've got to be clear who we are, who we are. We've got to understand that we Democrats, we choose hope over fear. We choose unity over division and we choose truth over lies.
Our journey as a family — yes, including my own difficulties with my marriage — have made us unbreakable. It isn't, of course, that we don't suffer. We do. The point is that we don't give up, no matter how much we suffer, so, you ask me, whether my father might not run for President because of reports about me in the news. What you fail to realize, in asking such a question, is that my father has always been proud of me — whether when I was volunteering for the Jesuits, or working as a lawyer. And he remains proud of me today. He loves me. And he loves the American people far too much to let any form of adversity stand in the way of service.
So, you ask me, whether my father might not run for President because of reports about me in the news. What you fail to realize, in asking such a question, is that my father has always been proud of me — whether when I was volunteering for the Jesuits, or working as a lawyer, and he remains proud of me today. He loves me. And he loves the American people far too much to let any form of adversity stand in the way of service.
The important aspect of my complicated divorce( like all divorces) and an equally complicated life, marked by the tragic loss of my mother, sister and brother is this : My father has been a constant source of love and strength in my life, even though my life has been played out in the media, because I am a Joe Biden, my father never once suggested that the family's public profile should be my priority. The priority has always been clear for my dad, as it is, now, for me : Never run from a struggle. Love people and find a way to love yourself. And remember that the two things are very much connected.
I want to be able to, when my life is finished, be able to say to Former Vice President Joe Biden that I kept my commitment to Beau, that I didn't walk away, that I stayed engaged in all the issues that have animated my life my whole life, i want to spend as much time as I can with my family. I have five grandchildren who adore me.
I've had the chance to know Abby for the past 11 years, way back from the days she was organizing volunteers in Iowa in 2007, during her time as a State Representative the last 4 years, she has stood up with courage and passion for working families across the state and I can't wait to see her work for a better tomorrow for our country.
A lot of you have been through a lot tougher times than I and you know when you lose a son or a daughter. It takes some time for the family to sort of be there. We're working through it, i know Beau would want me to run, but honest answer is no man or woman should ask for your vote for president unless they with all your heart and soul can look you in the eye and say' I promise you all my effort, all my attention, all, all my heart, all of my soul,'.
They have a very different view of our relationship with Europe, and although there's a lot of changes we have to make in that world order to accommodate the changes that have taken place in the last 70 years, we believe very strongly at the Biden Institute that it's not to throw out, throw out the liberal world order, the worst thing in the world we can have is this new naked nationalism America first. I believe making America first, in the way we're doing it, will make America last.
I think you're going to see a significant change in the politics of the country, and I think lot of it had to do with the way in which the administration has treated people, i think the nail that maybe have put in the coffin this time was the way in which the administration responded to John McCain death, and the way it came across as being so nakedly... almost un-American. It was just raw. It wasn't -- it's not who we are.
It wasn't about politics with Senator John McCain, senator John McCain could disagree on substance, but the underlying values that animated everything John did, everything Senator John McCain was, come to a different conclusion. Senator John McCain'd part company with you if you lacked the basic values of decency, respect, knowing this project is bigger than yourself.
This party, our nation will be making a tragic mistake if we walk away or attempt to undo the Obama legacy, the American people have worked too hard and we've come too far for The American people. Democrats should not only defend this record and protect this record, The American people should run on the record.
I believe that we have to end the divisive partisan politics that is ripping this country apart, and I think we can, it's mean-spirited, it's petty, and it's gone on for much too long. I don't believe, like some do, that it's naive to talk to Republicans. I don't think we should look at Republicans as our enemies. They are our opposition. They're not our enemies.
I think it plays to his strengths already, in that he is a fairly empathetic figure and he seems very likeable. The tragedy he has gone through only highlights that, but it will be a very short run. While people will obviously be very sympathetic to him because of it, I don't imagine many people's votes will change because of it.
For the rest of our life -- my sisters and my brother -- my dad never failed to remind us that a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It's about your dignity. It's about respect. It's about your place in the community, you never quit on America. And you deserve a president who will never quit on you.
I don't think any man or woman should run for president unless number 1, they know exactly why they would want to be president and number 2, they can look folks out there and sayI promise Stephen Colbert, Stephen Colbert have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion to do this, and I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there.
Somalis have made my city of Wilmington, Delaware, [their home] on a smaller scale. There is a large, very identifiable Somali community, i might add if you ever come to the train station with me you’ll notice I have great relationships with them because there’s an awful lot driving cabs and are friends of mine. For real. I’m not being solicitous. I’m being serious.
President Putin continues to call for new peace plans as his troops roll through the Ukrainian countryside and he absolutely ignores every agreement that his country has signed in the past and he has signed recently, we, the United States, and Europe as a whole, have to stand with Ukraine at this moment. Ukraine needs our financial assistance and support as it pursues reforms and even in the face, in the face of this military onslaught.