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hello to our viewers in the united states and around the world. welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. thank you very much for sharing this busy day with us today. president trump puts coronavirus travel restrictions back in place. and the president and vice president meet with pentagon chief as the country reverses the ban on transgender americans serving in the military. the first week in the administration is a big week for the biden agenda. the president will sign an
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executive order designed to boost american manufacturing, criminal justice, climate change, all slated to get big attention from the president this week. a coronavirus spending bill remains his top priority. problem one is the price tag. republicans are skeptical about shelling out that much more after the first one. the weekend discussions over the $1.9 trillion price tag. count mitt romney as another skeptic. >> i think having just passed $900 billion in relief that before we would pass a new program, we need to understand where the money is going, are these to individuals or entities that really need the help, how has the first $900 billion we just passed a couple weeks ago, how has that been distributed, most of it hasn't yet, what impact will that have?
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>> the timing crunch is the second hurdle for the new administration. the timing expires in march. the trump senate trial begins in two weeks, leaving a small window for action on biden white house priorities before senate legislative business goes on pause for that trial. let's go to the white house and senior correspondent kaitlan collins. kaitlan, a big upcoming week for the new president. >> reporter: that's right, john, and you're right that, window is getting smaller and smaller as we go on. you're seeing the house and the senate are only going to be in session for about a week before, of course, that trial is going to get kicked off. so while maybe they will get some more of his cabinet nominees confirmed, they're not going to be seeing any real progress, it doesn't sound like right now, on that legislative proposal they are hoping to get through. that follows a meeting they had with biden's top economic adviser and a bipartisan group of senators yesterday, and there was pushback from even the more moderate republicans.
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that's really what's going to prove to be such a challenge for president biden, because right now they believe this package is too big. they want it to be more targeted, especially when it comes to things like those stimulus checks. that is not what the white house wants to hear. he's going to sign more executive orders today, but only so much you can do, john, governing by executive order. the white house realizes that and they need some kind of win here. the question is how long will it take and how much does this impeachment trial of president trump really impede that and get to any wins here. they talked about how critical it is getting this package passed and what they believe it will do for people in this pandemic. he will be in there with the first black vice president in there, and he is stopping the ban on transgender serving in
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the military. it shows his early days in the white house where he's trying to reverse his predecessor's legacy. >> sometimes the details get lost on that, but critically important. number one, accepting transgender in the military, and we'll get to that in a few moments. the president keeps telling his aides and others, be patient and give bipartisanship a chance here. but they do underscore how hard it will be for team biden to win republican help. the looming impeachment trial another piece in a very complicated government right now. the progressives aren't willing to wait that long to see if republicans are willing to work with the new white house. let's get to capitol hill and senior manu raju. you have a lot of moving parts up there. >> that's right, you have an impeachment trial, you have
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senate nominees, and it's difficult getting nominees through the process. republicans still somewhat control the senate committees because they're operating under last year's rules because they haven't gotten an agreement on this year's rules. that issue is one thing they still need to resolve, and also the impeachment trial itself which will dominate senate action in february. today is a key day when the house will send the article of impeachment charging donald trump with inciting an insurrection that led to the deadly riot here on january 6th, then the impeachment manager in the house, jamie raskin, the lead manager, will read that impeachment article aloud in the senate tomorrow. then the senators will be sworn in as jurors. then behind the scenes, the work will take shape. each side will present its briefs to the senate which will act as a court here in this case, and then february 8th, that week, the trial will actually begin. there are still questions about how long the trial will last. it's not expected to go as long
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as the 21-day trial in 2020 when donald trump was charged with abusing his office as well as instructing congress, but it is expected to take some time. and in order to get legislation through or nominees confirmed while the trial is taking place, there need to be a bipartisan agreement affirmed by unanimous consent. all 100 senators have to agree to extend votes in that time period, which is critical while waiting for the trial to take place. can they get other nominees confirmed? that will require consent of all 100 senators to extend votes. the question is how quickly can others get confirmed and will biden still be in that slow pace of getting his cabinet formed much slower than his recent predecessors here, john. >> a fascinating and busy time. manu raju with the insights. with me nia-malika henderson and
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sandy haberman. he believes you can have a senate trial and convict the president even after he has left office, donald trump now a private citizen in florida. let's listen to other republicans who happen to be up for re-election in two years who says, we wish this would go away. >> i think this trial is stupid. it's counterproductive. we already have a flaming fire in this country and it's like throwing gasoline on a fire. >> do you believe president trump committed a criminal offense? >> i think the question is moot. donald trump is no longer a president, he's a former president. >> it looks pretty improbable right now, but you do have this time, and we'll see. the managers get to make their case. >> they get to make their case,
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but it is so hard to get to 17. it's hard to get to seven when you look at all the republicans who might be open to convicting this president and saying that he can't run for office, even when you sort of throw in people who are retiring, maybe they would be open to that, but still, it's incredibly hard. it feels like they have their line, essentially saying, this is unconstitutional, it doesn't make sense, it's further dividing the country. if you do and those are some of the comments i think we heard early on from people like joni ernst. when mitch mcconnell came out to say, sort of privately say he welcomed the impeachment, there was a sense that maybe you would see a flood of people going behind him, but the republican party doesn't really work like that anymore. it's still the party of trump. there are true trumpers in the senate who will defend trump to the very end, and then there's sort of transactional trumpers as well. but in the end, they all sort of end up standing by trump even
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though their language might be different. >> and, maggie, one of the questions is how broad or narrow a case did the managers present? your fantastic reporting in the "times" today about the president's conduct on the way out. the question is, do the managers present his words at that rally and show the insurrection and say the president caused that rthat, or do they take broader steps saying there was widespread fraud and build bigger steps to the angle. this is scott perry, congressman from pennsylvania. h they sent a letter to the justice department to georgia state lawmakers informing them of an investigative voter fraud that could invalidate the state's electoral college results. former officials who were briefed on the plan said that the department's dozens of voter
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fraud investigations nationwide had not turned up enough instances of fraud to alter the outcome of the election. so donald trump at the very end was either listening to himself or others who were trying to advance the lie. the question is, does that become part of the impeachment case? >> that's right, john, and i just want to make clear i was writing on jenny benner's fantastic work. there are going to be democrats who will want to do that, because they'll want to argue to your point, there was a bigger buildup to the rally. it wasn't the rally in isolation, it wasn't even the president's tweets about january 6 or about the sanctity of the election and so forth, that there were active efforts to try to subvert the democracy, and will they try to make that part of the case. the danger of that, and i'm not weighing that danger, but it's the other side of the equation.
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if they do that, will they then get further arguments from republicans, and i think the answer is yes, that they're trying to expand the existing impeachment beyond what it already was, that they're trying to make a broader case beyond what it already was, that they were going beyond the scope of what they said. i think there will be such a focus on process argument around this this time, john, different than what we heard in the first impeachment, though we did hear some of that. this time there are not a lot of republicans who want to say what the president did was just fifine. even kevin mccarthy who has been all over the map on it will say the president did something wrong. that's why i think it's less clear to me that democrats will try to include a broader range of conduct. >> to that point, nia-malika henderson, listen to senator warren who says she's hearing this. to maggie's point, while it's not due process, you're trying to rush this, we don't like the
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process, or donald trump is gone, let's just let it go, let's try to heal the country, and she says, no, let's hold him to his actions. >> i can't imagine how this insurrection would fade in the space of a couple weeks. we are talking about a president who stood in front of a mob and told them to go to the capitol and invade, told them to go to the capitol and stop the lawful business of government so that he could try to stay in the white house. that is so fundamentally wrong. >> you see the passion there, and democrats want the accountability, and the senator, she is on board with this, we're going to wait two weeks. as most people start to go into their corners now, you have another trump impeachment trial. most democrats go into the r corner, most democrats go into
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the d corner. can they get this done? >> that was true about president biden, even when he wasn't president, going into his inauguration he worried about this. he's already behind the 8-ball with a few of his cabinet officials being confirmed, so they are going to try to pack it in. but listen, you already see the gridlock. what are the rules of this sort of sharing power going to be with a 50-50 split and the 51 vote coming from harris? in some ways it is business as usual, this gridlock, everybody going to their different sides, and we'll see whether or not this impeachment hearing already inflames passions and also whether or not he can get stuff done as you're doing the impeachment, and also how long is this impeachment going to last? you hear some folks saying, maybe it will be three days, maybe it will be a week, but there is certainly, i think, an appetite from this biden administration to get it over with, and then you have democrats saying, you've got to
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air this, you've got to hold the out going president accountable. >> every day we have a brand new administration, maggie haberman, so it's always busy. then you have an impeachment trial of a former president waiting at the same time. today, one of the things when we try to do this republican math, can they get to 17? that's a very steep hill, and i think you'd have to say it's unlikely at moment. this morning you would say rob portman, ohio. maybe. he's not a trump republican, but he's not running for re-election. is that a piece you look at in terms of your math, and i guess the question is, even so, is that enough? >> it's certainly good to look at in terms of your math, but i think they thought he was somebody who would vote along with mitt romney opposing things the president did, so i'm not clear why he goes on that because i don't know if rob portman is hanging up his spurs
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completely or whether he's possibly looking for another run. i don't know that, but it's possible. again, things can change, but right now the distance has been donald trump's friend, as you said. as time has gone on, people who are believed to be likely votes, are not seen as likely. we know lindsey graham are trying to whip votes against it. there are other senators who are against it having conversations with their colleagues about it, and mitch mcconnell is the big open question. that's where we stand. i don't know if portman is what this hinges on, but he is certainly someone to watch. >> just one more piece of all these moving parts. up next for us, the republican sticker shock on that nearly $2 trillion price tag the new president wants for a covid relief package.
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there's clear weekend proof the new biden team is quite serious about bipartisan
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outreach on certain issues. there is also proof that winning republicans' votes for that first big outreach will be difficult. the congresswoman of maine is grateful to be involved in the call on relief, but she seems getting a package that large in scope is not targeting. republican mitt romney sounds a similar note. >> i think people recognize this as important, but we don't borrow hundreds of billions of dollars, trillions of dollars from the chinese for things that might not be necessary. this is a time for us to act with prudence and care. >> back with us, maggie haberman of the "new york times" and nia-malika henderson. he says, my guys are going to
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reach out to them. then you have progressives saying, see, you're reaching out, no, let's just do this all democratic. but biden is saying, let's be patient, let's give this a chance. >> he may be wrong, he may not be able to get republicans on his side, but i understand that he comes from a washington that is different in terms of how the senate interacted with each other when he was a senator before he became vice president to president obama. number two, think you're going to, if you're him, the calculation is if you're going to try to build by this bipartisan votes, it may not happen in this way. i think he generally ignored what he should, quote, unquote, do, and he won the election. i think they're coming at it
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from that. i don't think this deal will be done at this price tag, but i think he'll get something higher than what republicans came to the table with going forward. >> the president of the united states saying, you know, you're the people who told me not to do this, i won the election. we've been there before, again, very different context. >> it is a very different context, though, it's important to note. >> absolutely very different context. maggie makes the point about progressives and how long they will wait. joe biden did win the election. progressives did bite their tongue on some policy differences with him. they stood together and they won. listen to bernie sanders who says, i understand what you're doing, president biden, however, i'm going to be the budget committee chairman, we have this process called reconciliation. reach out to republicans? see how long. >> i don't know what the word compromise means. i know that working families are living today in more economic desperation than since the great depression. and if republicans are willing to work with us to address that
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crisis, welcome. let's do it. but what we cannot do is wait weeks and weeks and months and months to go forward. we have got to act now. >> we knew this was coming and now we're watching it play out. there is -- i'm going to call it creative tension. sometimes it's creative tension, sometimes it gets to be more than that. democrats know joe biden, but we won a campaign, let's go. >> and they remember president obama reaching out to republicans, having pizza parties. tended up being a year that he tried to get republicans on board with his health care plan, and obviously we know what happened with that. and that's what they're looking at. they're looking at an everyday crisis that average americans are having in terms of their health as well as in terms of their pocketbooks, so there is a sense of urgency. it looks like you will have this tension in terms of biden saying, listen, i'll reach out to my republicans.
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these are my friends. mitch mcconnell says that, but the reality is they got 51 votes, and you hear the white house saying they're not going to take these 51 votes off the table with this reconciliation process. that's a word everybody should get used to hearing in this administration. >> this is the first full work week so everybody needs to take a deep breath, including in our business, and watch this play out as the new team gets in place. we'll have policy debates in washington. nia-malika henderson and maggie haberman, thankful for the reporting. an investigation into this, whether any current or former department official engaged in an attempt to have the department of justice seek to alter the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. this announcement following remarkable reporting that we talked about at the top of the
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program, the "new york times," that the head of the civil division did try to get then president trump to get rid of the acting attorney general. >> the details of this alleged plot, john, unfolding over the weekend. we're getting more of a glimpse of the timeline and the fact the president, it appears, was working for weeks behind the scenes with this top justice department official who is acting head of the civil division, and when other top officials at the justice department heard about this, they all planned if this happened, if rosen, the acting attorney general was fired, and this other official took his place, they planned to resign en masse. so now we're getting word from the inspector general of the justice department that they will, in fact, be investigating all of these allegations, putting it this way, saying, they will look into whether any former or current doj official engaged in an improper attempt to have the doj seek to alter the outcome of the election. they are putting this out there. they say they won't be giving
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any more details, but they want people to know that they are taking these claims seriously, and they're investigating. and, you know, john, we have tried to get in touch with jeffrey clark, this top doj official who it's alleged he had these meetings with the president. he hasn't gotten back to us, but he did deny all of this to the "new york times," saying that all of his communications were proper, that he was just going over the pros and cons with the president, but, of course, it's serious enough now that the inspector general will be looking into all of this trying to get to the bottom of what actually happened in this alleged plot to really overthrow the acting a.g. and put in somebody who was definitely on trump's side when it came to this election conspiracy. john? >> the specifics of this particular investigation are fascinating. and also you see right out of the box again more evidence of the change from trump to biden. inspector generals back to having the freedom to do their job, without worrying the white house will tamp down on them.
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up next for us, former president trump floats the idea of starting a new party. is he serious, or is this just his way of warning republicans they will pay a price if they defy him?
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-- who has been a great,
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great help, and also the soon-to-be secretary of defense which when we're through with this will be sworn in in a moment. don't stand there saying the change is mine, okay? all that said, this is reinstating a position that the previous commanders as well as the secretaries have supported, and what i'm doing is enabling all qualified americans to serve their country in uniform and essentially restoring the situation allowing transgender personnel, if qualified in every other way, can serve in the united states military. that's what i'm about to sign, and i'm going to get a chance, i'm told, later on another matter when i speak to another order to answer all your questions on a whole range of things, but i'm going to the swearing in shortly after this,
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okay? thank you again. all right. thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> i know it's a long way to come. >> come on, you guys, let's move. let's go, please. thank you. >> president biden just moments ago, that's taped, signing an executive order reversing the trump ban on transgender americans serving in the united states military. the president standing there with the vice president kamala harris and the joint chiefs of staff. he said he will take questions later today. he's also signing another executive order made to boost american manufacturing. let's bring in kaitlan collins and our pentagon reporter barbara starr. barbara, i want to start with you. this is changing trump policy very early on. walk around the significance of
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this and the result on the military. >> there are transgenders serving in that community, but nobody really knows because so many have been forced to hide their transgender identity, and so many people were banned from joining the military under the trump administration. this now reverses it. there will be some need to put some very specific things back into place so everyone has the opportunity to join the united states military who is physically fit to serve as president biden and the new defense secretary, lloyd austin, have said. every indication this will go smoothly. that is what the president wants. we are seeing this come in these very opening days of lloyd austin being in charge at the pentagon. he has already put out a memo on sexual assault, telling the services bluntly to get it together. those numbers, those statistics also very troublesome.
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congress wants some answers and lloyd austin has told the services to tell him within two weeks what's working, what's not, what needs to be done. racial discrimination, racial equality issues also on the table. perhaps most significant at the moment, austin and general mark milley, who you saw there, chairman of the joint chiefs, working together on recommendations on how to protect, defend and work with extremism in the ranks of the u.s. military. whether it's white supremacist or violent extremists or whatever. they are really struggling to find a way ahead on this, especially in the wake of the insurrection on the u.s. capitol january 6th. we haven't heard a lot about it, but we do know in these hallways of the pentagon, that is a topic front and center. milley working on some recommendations, austin wanting to get those and figure out with the joint chiefs what can be done. let me say, first time we are
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seeing joe biden reference mark milley as his chairman, his top military adviser, compliment him on being a great help. that will be noticed around the pentagon. that is his signal that milley who served president trump also, apolitical, will stay and serve this president. john? >> barbara starr, appreciate the reporting. kaitlan, to that point, we're watching. we have a brand new president. he's in his first full work week. six days if i'm doing the math right there. we've seen him on the covid crisis repeatedly. later today he'll talk about american manufacturing. we saw him with former presidents at arlington national cemetary, a very important moment there. here in the oval office, sort of his first white house event playing up the commander in chief part of the job. >> reporter: yeah, he certainly is. it's also notable in that room how few people are in there. typically during a president trump briefing, there would be several staffers in the back of the room.
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that was not the case today. instead reporters were ushered into the back of the room as an indication of the safety protocols put in place here at the biden white house. instead you saw four of them at the front with chairman milley with kamala harris, the executive secretary to the left had flanking him as he signed this executive order. this is another sign as to how he's trying to undo so many of donald trump's legacy in his first few days in office. they had already given us an indication this was going to happen, but we're seeing how quickly it's happening given, as we noted, his third full day, weekday, on the job. so here he is already in front of cameras bringing this in, signing this executive order. but there are still a lot of questions to come. he noted he is going to take questions this afternoon. they did not take any questions there, either the defense secretary or the president, and so this afternoon he is going to be facing a lot of questions, of course, on one of the biggest things that could be happening on capitol hill which is a potential blockage of this covid relief proposal that he has laid
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out there that we are now seeing bipartisan pushback on. that's going to be a big question of what this agenda is going to look like beyond executive orders. an executive order can only do so much. it does not have the full force of a law passed on capitol hill. the white house is well aware of that, so we're waiting to see how it is they're going to try to shepard that through and what it looks like beyond these executive orders, john. >> a lot of questions to be answered. kaitlan collins, grateful for the quick hustle out of the oval office there. when we come back, democrats getting a look at a new president. republicans debating what to do about the former president. ou d. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right.
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republicans are just beginning what promises to be a bruising debate about the role of donald trump in the gop's future. it is playing out here in washington as republicans in congress face choices on issues ranging from impeachment to immigration and climate change. and it is playing out in the states, especially in places where trump allies are now looking to censure or otherwise punish republicans who supported impeachment in the house or who criticized the former president for repeatedly lying about the 2020 election results. this framing from the "washington post" today. the central issue between the w warring party elements is whether republicans will continue to have loyalty to trump or do something that can put avid support away from
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trump. if you look at polling, the newspapers' poll earlier in the month, 60% say follow trump's lead. that's what american voters say. but there is a sharp debate about, a, whether to do that at all, and if so, how much? >> reporter: there is a sharp debate, john, on what role the president should play in the party going forward. the president has been very inif you are -- infuriated with a number of republicans, particularly cheney and romney who wants liz cheney out of leadership, has mused to other allies and advisers about forming a third party, though some of his advisers say he's actually not that serious about it, but wants to use it as leverage for republicans not to convict him. he won 74 million votes, obviously, a few months ago, and many of his supporters are still with him. i would say an overwhelming majority are still with him, and he is likely to go back on the road this spring and reemerge
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after a few weeks of being down. but then you have mitch mcconnell and others who were obviously infuriated by what he did on january 6th who want his presidency to end. then you have folks in the middle, the lindsey grahams of the world, who are trying to piece together this coalition of keeping the party intact while not turning off trump voters. the soul searching within the gop, i think, will be a fascinating story in the next year or two to come. >> exactly, and perhaps even beyond that. you mentioned this idea of this prospect thread, i don't know what to call it, of maybe forming a third party. the former president doesn't have his chainsaw anymore, so this seems like a tactic to put on pressure. the president has made clear his goal is to win back the house and senate for republicans in 2022. there is nothing actively being planned in an effort outside of that, but it's completely up to
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republican senators if this is something that becomes more serious. in other words, do not vote to convict the president at his impeachment trial or he will hang this over your head. >> reporter: and the campaign, or i guess it's not a campaign anymore, it's his pac, his outside group, is looking to do polling in states to try to see that republicans are still willing to back donald trump. as we get further away from january 6, there will be a large number of senators voting to convict the president, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes as the former president has been basically dark these days. there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to try and pressure republicans not to vote for a conviction in the trial, which i guess will come up in a couple weeks or so. >> we'll have to watch this as it plays out. josh dawsey, grateful for your repo
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reporting. if the gop wants a future, it must look in the mirror. that's the take of former republican congressman will hurd, who was an under governor cia officer before his terms in the house. if you elevate a flag that has someone else's name on it to the same level that you elevate your national flag, then you are not a patriot. you are part of a cult. if republicans want to change their persistent popular vote losses, then we must realign our actions with our values. former congressman will hurd joins us now. congressman, thank you for your time. i'm sure you're enjoying your time out of washington, though you're not that far away, in arlington at the moment. this conversation we were just having, you hear this idea, vote to acquit me in the senate or else i might start a third party. what should republicans, when they hear that from the former president or his audsides and allies, what should they say? >> that's not a commitment to growing a party, and i think the
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way republicans can be successful in the future is make sure we're based on clear values that represent american values. there can be a diversity fraught within the republican party and that can be fine. it shouldn't be based on one certain individual, but we can share basic themes, and those basic themes are we can empower people, not empower the government. we should believe in free markets leading to people moving up the economic ladder and not socialism. if we talk about these values and -- if there is a lot of folks in the middle of the country, in the middle of the philosophical belief that want to see a party that's based on values, on those traditional conservative values. if we articulate that, we can bring more people into the party. if we make the republican party look like america, we can be successful. and in this last election, there were plenty of republicans that outperformed donald trump at the ballot box. and so we should be looking, you
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know, forward, not looking back, and i think we're going to have an opportunity to draw a contrast with the biden administration and steps that they're going to take. >> as you know, you know this very well, your opinion is not often shared or not always shared, anyway, inside the house republican conference. you just had liz cheney who voted in the house to impeach the president. matt gates, one of the president's allies in the state of florida is going to wyoming to make a stink about that. kevin mccarthy, the republican leader, says, no, she should not be purged from the leadership, but -- >> i support her but i also have concerns. she took a position as a number 3 member in conference. she never told me ahead of time. i support her but i do think she has a lot of questions she has to answer to the conference. >> the leader of house republicans certainly not ready to break from this president. >> well -- >> or the former president, i should say. >> sure. liz cheney is tough, and here's the reality.
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anybody who is elected, their bosses are the ones who sent them into washington, d.c. it's not the minority leader, it's not the head of the republican national committee, they're representing the people in their districts and their states that they represent. those are their bosses and those are the people they're accountable to. so this notion that the republican party is supposed to be homogeneous and vote a certain way, i think that's ridiculous. that's no way to grow a party, and we should be getting away and talking about the issues. there are serious issues going on in this world. we are in a new cult war with the communist party of china. they are trying to surpass the united states as the global leader in advanced technology. that's going to have tectonic impacts on our economy, on our way of life. these are some of the questions we should be debating, and if we take an agenda to the american people, then we can be successful and that will translate into votes. so we need to get away from he
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said/she said. we should be talking about the future and put out a plan that's based on clear articulative values, not this insider baseball common inside washington, d.c. >> someone i know that shares your views about big policy debates. let's take votes. maybe my side will win, maybe my side will lose. senator rob portman just announced he's not going to seek re-election in two years. he said it's simply not fun anymore. let's listen. >> it's kind of shirts and skins, isn't it? that makes it more difficult to find that common ground, because elected officials aren't rewarded for that. what they're rewarded for is throwing out the red meat on the talk show. >> does it worry you? i would describe rob portman as a pragmative conservative.
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he says it's all red versus blue, blue versus red. is that the way fort rthe repub party to find its way, to say i'm outta here? >> senator portman is a good friend. he has served his country for a good majority of his adult life, and he can leave or stay whenever he wants. that's his prerogative. things are difficult in washington, d.c., there's no doubt about this. however, you still can get things done. when i was in congress, i got 20 pieces of legislation signed into law under a republican president, a democratic president, a republican speaker, it can be done. but we do need to get folks in w washington, d.c., elected officials to see what should be done. go out and get an idealogy of your party. that's tougher to do and that's what the republican party has to
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do if we want to continue to be successful. we lost seven of the last eight popular elections for presidency. we lost the senate, the house and the presidency in the last four years. i think it's those conservative values the country needs at a time when america's economic and military dominance is no longer guaranteed in this quickly changing world. >> that's going to be a fascinating process to play out, as you note, throughout the next year, obviously. the impeachment trial in a couple weeks from now and the 2022 and 2024 elections. i hope we can keep in touch as it all plays out. congressman, grateful for your time. >> thank you. she's back home in arkansas testing her skills in this post-trump gop. always look for the grown in idaho seal.
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topping our political radar today, voting systems filing a lawsuit against former president trump and rudy giuliani. there were episodes where giuliani spread falsehoods about dominion. he said it was corrupting the election. dominion says they're not ruling anyone out when asked if they plan to sue the former president. giuliani calls this, quote, another act of intimidation. sarah sanders announced she is running for governor of arkansas. >> i've been successfully major leaguing one crisis after another. at the table with president trump confronting our most dangerous adversaries, like china and north korea. >> sanders is the daughter of the former governor mike huckabee. she intends to tout her work at the white house on the campaign
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pennsylvania avenue. having pets at the white house, a return to tradition. president trump and his family did not have any pets at the white house during his term. thanks for joining us this day on "inside politics." i hope to see you back tomorrow. brianna keilar picking it up. have a good day. helhello, i'm brianna keila and i want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. tomorrow as the house delivers another impeachment article to the senate condemning former president trump for inciting insurrection at the capital, his successor is adding to his record-breaking list of executive actions, more than 30 so far. now biden begins his first full week as president, and in moments the white house will hold their press briefing to give more details on one of today's orders. this one, unlike one of the many others, does not undo trump's

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