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s . help wanted. trump holds auditions for a new national security adviser after michael flynn is fired and trump's first choice turns him down. >> this administration is running like a fine-tuned machine. >> who will get the job and what will it mean for the country? and the russia probe deepens. >> i own nothing in russia, i have no loans in russia, i don't have any deals in russia. >> the fbi director holds a secret briefing on capitol hill amid concerns from congress. senators vow a bipartisan investigatio
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investigation. >> and the best political minds will be here with insight on what happens next. hello and good morning, i'm jim sciutto in for jake tapper where the state of the union is still campaigning? you can be forgiven from suffering from an election flashback while watching president trump's rally in melbourne, florida, last night, where thousands of his fans gathered to cheer him on. >> i want to be here with you and i will always be with you. i promise you that. [ cheers and applause ] i want to be in a room filled with hardworking american patriots who love their country, who salute their flag, and who pray for a better future.
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>> trump seemed to be eager to reengage with his core supporters after what was a bumpy week in washington that saw him fire his national security adviser for lying to the vice president and also growing calls for an investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and russia. meanwhile, vice president mike pence, he headed to munich, germany, where he saw to reassure european allies of america's commitment to nato, despite president trump's harsh, sometimes dismissive words for the alliance. let's go now to munich, germany, where ohio governor and former republican candidate for president john kasich is attending the munich security conference. governor kasich, thanks for joining us. i want to ask you, the conference there, a lot of world leaders, many others, what are they saying to you about president trump? >> well, the interesting thing is, jim, is what they're saying we can hear from the vice president, we can hear from general mattis, we can hear from general kelly but we're not sure
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about the president and it's vital that the administration be on the same page and there is question that in a time of crisis where will america be? and i think it's just critically important that all the signals coming out of the administration are solid and consistent in the fact that we all stand together in the western alliance, that we stand strong for nato. the president's people have said it but he needs to be heard in a more clear and in a more passionate way because despite all these people being here, i've been meeting with all these folks from all over the world, they say we're not sure. so it is really critical that they speak with one voice on all these critical matters of national security and supporting our western alliance which has kept the peace since world war ii. >> governor kasich, as you know,
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one place where president trump has been clear and passionate is his targeting of one american institution, it seems, after another, since taking office. the intelligence community, the judiciary, including individual judges, the congress and this week he went once again after the media but in stronger terms than referring to the american media. senator john mccain had harsh words for that. listen. >> if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press and without it i'm afraid we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. that's how dictators get started. >> that's how dictators get started. do you share that concern? >>. >> well, i think senator mccain has to defend or support his own comments but i think the
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comments of angela merkel, really the gist of what john mccain is saying and what i have said to the press in ohio and around the country and in munich is thank god you're there. you're there to hold people accountable and without a free press -- well, we're going to have a free press and while i don't always agree with the reporting of the press, they're vital. they're such an important part of democracy. and when i met just recently with press all across the state of ohio, some that are very critical of me, when i walked into the room they applauded me and i got on the stage and i said i applaud you for following the facts and reporting a story at times when it is not easy. i have great respect for the press, i was once in the press. the key is not to be oversensationalizing anything but get to the facts. let the investigation of the press go where it wants, tell the story. it's a part of america and it
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works to make sure things have balance. >> you know this was a difficult week for the trump administration. you have the resignation of general michael flynn as national security adviser. senator mccain describing the administration as being in disarray. that's something we're hearing privately as well from many members of the republican party. as you look at the administration now in these crucial first weeks, do you see disarray as well? >>. >> well, there's been disarray but, jim, i'm a little different than a lot of folks. when you're the governor of the state and you're an executive you assemble your team and you fe need to get your sea legs. i made mistakes early on as governor. my wife once told me "john, you're the father of ohio, act like it." words matter. i think the administration needs to understand that loose words frankly causes great concern and one of the things that's amazed
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me on this trip over here is as much as the europeans criticize the united states of america, they love us, they need us, they they tell us that and in some sense they're begging us to say please stand with us, you're the leader. no one else can fill your role. i think it's important in any administration that it gets its sea legs, that it's stable and realizing things that get said out of that white house matter. not just in america but all over the world. >> i'm certain russia is a major topic of conversation there, almost certainly here at home. two of your former presidential rivals, senator lindsey graham and senator rand paul they expressed different views on how congress should deal with allegations pertaining to russia's meddling in the u.s. election. let me play what senator graham said. >> 2017 is going to be a year of kicking russia [ bleep ] in congress. >> that's senator graham there. rand paul suggesting something very different, that republicans
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should not investigate the trump administration's potential links to russia because it would impede the gop's policy agenda. listen to senator paul. >> i just don't think it's useful to be doing investigation after investigation, particularly of your own party. we'll never even get started with doing the things we need to do like repealing obamacare if we're spending our whole time having republicans investigate republicans. i think it makes no sense. >> who do you side with, governor kasich? senator graham who says we have to push hard or senator paul who says republicans should be pulling back? >> look, if our intelligence community thinks we need to get to the bottom of this i happen to believe that perhaps a joint house/senate intelligence committee investigation ought to get to the baht of the of russian hacking where they try to influence our election. what is it about? what is the bottom line? i don't favor moving it outside
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of the intelligence committees. i think the intelligence commit tease have the capability to conduct a thorough understanding of what happens. many countries are worried about russia disrupting their elections so i think the house and senate can carry this out and it has to be done in a bipartisan and thorough way. i think a person like senator feinstein, senator warner, if they feel as though we're not getting to the bottom line and investigations become partisan than we have to look at something more independent but i'm confident the house and senate intelligence committee can do this. it's in the best national security interests in the united states and the rest of the world is looking at how we handle in because they don't want to be hacked. they don't want to have their elections be disrupted in any way. >> lots of evidence that russia is disrupting elections in europe. of course, part of the republican agenda is repealing obamacare. when you expanded medicaid in
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your home state of ohio, bringing health insurance to an additional 700,000 low income people, you defended that decision to conservatives by saying this. i'll remind our viewers. "i don't know about you, lady, but when i get to the pearly gates i'm going to have to answer for what i've done for the poor." as you know the trump administration, republican leaders in congress signalled this week they want to reduce federal payments to 31 states. that will make it harder to insure the poor. in your perspective, is it an un-christian thing for the trump administration, for republicans, to pursue aggressively? >> jim, i'm not going to get into religious discussion but here's what i will tell you. there are 700,000 ohioans who get care who didn't have it before a third of whom have either mental illness and need to be treated or drug addiction, which is a problem throughout the country. a quarter of them have chronic
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conditions. they don't even know it. and to turn our back on them makes no sense. i believe there is an ability to reform, repeal and replace obamacare which also includes a reform of medicaid that will make the program more affordable, that will put us in a position of where we can continue to cover 20 million people and 700,000 in my state and i'm not going to sit silent and allow them to rip that out. in fact, i think the president and a number of other people, senators, said those who are cover willed continue to be cover and there's a way to do it with a reform agenda and i'll send it to you if you would like to see it. i'm in munich but i understand there was an initial effort by house republicans to, for example, phase out medicaid expansion which means phasing out coverage. that is a very, very, bad idea because we cannot turn our back
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on the most vulnerable. we can give them the coverage, reform the program. save money and make sure we live in a country where people are going to say at least somebody is looking out for me. it's not a give away program, it's one that addresses the basic needs of people in our country and i happen to believe that's what americans want. >> governor kasich, thank you for taking the time and send us that plan, we'll look for it. >> thank you very much. good luck. up next, the fbi director was on capitol hill on friday giving a secret briefing to senators amid new questions about trump's ties to russia. did he reveal new details? that's right after this. today, unlimited gets the network it deserves.
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of new jersey robert menendez. senator menendez, thank you for joining us this sunday. >> good to be with you, jim. >> after that meeting, senator marco rubio tweeted the following, he said "i am now very confident senate intel committee i serve on will conduct thorough bipartisan investigation of putin interference and influence." have you spoken to any members of the intelligence committee about what new they learned from director comey? >> no, i have not. they're performing a vigorous effort to get to the the bottom of it but the only question for me is the intelligence committee alone the entity since much of what they'll do will be in secret and i think there are elements of the whole russia scandal that deserve to be in the public view. >> this is a question here because there are so many politics as you would expect around this, some democrats,
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concerned that even a bipartisan committee would not be aggressive enough. from your point of view do you think there needs to be an independent commission? something along the lines of the 9/11 commission? >> i think the question of russia trying to undermine our democracy, a direct attack by cyber is something that rises to that importance. it's a new world. we have to know what was involved in the process but what happened in the aftermath. we have a national security apparatus that is stuck and mired in the muck of russian connections. we have a set of circumstances where russia is engaged of trying to do this in elections in western allies this year in france and germany so it seems to me that knowing the who, when, what and everything that transpired deserves an independent commission. i know my colleagues are going
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to work at it hard. i don't question their commitment, but there are so many different elements of this. foreign relations, where i sit on, could be looking at foreign policy vis-a-vis russia in the effects that it has in this regard. you could be looking at it an intelligence angle. you could be looking at it from a judiciary angle as it relates to the election process in this country and how russia tried to affect it instead of having dispirit elements, a commission that is committed ultimately i think would be the greatest course. in the absence of being able to create one, because i think those calls have been rebuffed by the republican leadership in both the house and senate then we need to vigorously pursue it through each and every one of these avenues. >> ties to russia ended the career of a national security adviser this week as you know, in an interview last month with the fbi general flynn denied he had discussed u.s. sanctions against russia with the country's rams dorr before president trump took office. turns out that was not true. do you think at this point -- he's lot his job but do you
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think general flynn should face legal repercussions for potentially at least making false or incomplete statements to the fbi? >> well, that will be for the justice department to pursue but let me say this is not a small fact. i know there are some who have tried to brush it away. here we are trying to get russia to understand there are real consequences for trying to affect our elections is. i know president trump doesn't want to hear that but it's not a question of whether they succeeded in affecting our elections or not. the question is the mere effort of russia through cyber attacks and engagement trying to affect our relationship should be an issue of outrage for every citizen from the president down and we're trying to get russia to observe the international ord cher means stop invading countries like ukraine and bombing civilians in aleppo. you can't get them back into the international order if there's a wink or nod that says "don't
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worry about the sanctions." this is important and i know the president is focused on talking about the lying press but he should worry about those in his national security apparatus that lied to him. >> strong words. i want to turn to immigration. big issue domestically. president obama when he was in office signed an executive order that made it possible for 750,000 young people brought to the u.s. illegally as children to stay and work in this country without fear of deportation. during the campaign, president trump vowed to repeal that order. he now says he finds that situation, though, to be very difficult. listen to his words on friday. >> the daca situation is a very, very -- it's a very difficult thing for me because i love these kids. i love kids. i have kids and grand kids and i find it very, very hard doing what the law says exactly to do and you know the law is rough. >> listening to those words, it sounds like president trump may
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want to find some sort of accommodation for these dreamers as they -- as they're known. have you spoken with the president on this issue? >> i have not, jim. but i believe the congressional hispanic caucus, the hispanic members of congress of which i am one has i believe reached out to the president. i hope that that sentiment that the president has may be the only heart felt element of his immigration policy. these are kids who came to this country through no choice of their own. the only flag they've ever pledged allegiance to is that of the united states. the only national anthem they know is the star spangled banner. the reality is they're some of our greatest students, valedictorians, saludtoryians in their schools and colleges. we need to take advantage of their impact and capacity to help america. i hope the president is committed to that. but i am concerned about his broader immigration policy. the latest report that i've read of what is being proposed in
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essence is a mass abortion effort where you indiscriminately pursue any immigrant, not criminal immigrants, which i certainly support the deportation of but ultimately anyone who is found in an undocumented status would be apprehended and deported with due process. but we need to put it under the proposal of that. but also it's going to be be permanent residents unlawfully detained in violation of their constitutional rights and the broad discession being talked about giving i.c.e. agents is going to be a challenge in our country. >> senator menendez, thanks very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> donald trump is interviewing contenders for the open job as
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trump today is at mar-a-lago, his private club in florida that he has christen it had southern white house in a tweet this weekend. joipg him there are several candidates to be his new national security adviser, a job that opened unexpectedly when michael flynn was fired by trump after less than a month in the position. trump's first pick to replace flynn turned down the job comparing it to -- how can i they -- a less-than-appetizing sandwich. who does actually want to take
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the job and what will it take to succeed in this crucial snogs who better to ask than a former national security adviser himself? i'm joined by retired general jim jones who served in that role during the obama administration. general jones, thanks for joining us. there was a report that you are being considered for the position of national security adviser under president trump. have you had contacts with the trump white house? it is a position you would consider? >> no, i have not had any contact with the white house and i think that i've had my tour in the barrel but i'd be very happy to offer any advice to anybody who -- to the person who does take the job because it's so very important. >> president trump is meeting with some possible candidate this is weekend. i'll run through them for our viewers. you may know john bolton, the former u.n. ambassador, general
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h.r. mcmaster, experienced military commander to former lieutenant robert caslin as well as asking national security adviser keith kellog. from your experience knowing these people who might work best in a trump administration. >> well, i don't want to hong kong that race but all four seem to have the requisite qualifications. but to be a strategic think e t. national security is not the province of any one department. it's several agencies that have to sit at the table to discuss the important issues of our time so it has to be someone who is a
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strategic thinker. it's got to be someone who understands the coordination, the strategic coordination is very important and above all someone who can resist and cause the nsc to resist getting involved in the tactical operations of our efforts around the world. >> let me ask you this. beyond qualifications, it's our reporting one reason vice admiral bob harward turned down the job this week is that it wasn't year the chain of command was. he wanted a direct line to the president. there's some questions about the role that steve bannon plays in the white house. how crucial is it for a national security adviser to be in effect in charge of these issues? have a direct line to the, have his or her own staff. how important is that to being successful in this job? >> i think it's very important.
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the national security adviser sits as the chairman of the -- of one of the four committees, the principals committee, one of the four committees that keys up the issues just before the full nsc where the president is present so the national security adviser has to have direct access to the president of -- obviously you keep appropriate people informed. the vice president, the chief of staff and so on and so forth but that relationship has got to be very strong and very direct and i think the national security adviser has to have the confidence of the cabinet members and has to be fully aware of what their views are on each of the important subjects that are being discussed so access and confidence, trust and confidence on the part of the president far national security adviser is absolutely key. >> i want to turn to the deployment of u.s. -- >> by the way, there's a wohl
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community of national security advisers around the world. >> i want to turn now to the deployment of u.s. forces around the broad -- >> there's a whole community of -- sorry, general, we have a bit of a delay that makes it difficult to have quick back and forth but i do before we run out of time turn to the question of the deployment of u.s. forces abroad. arguably no greater decision than a national security adviser would have been involved in or a president. it's our cnn -- my colleague barbara starr is reporting the pentagon may recommend the deployment of conventional ground forces in northern syria beyond just the small groups of special operators that are there now. would you recommend sending those additional troops in numbers into that fight now? >> well, i would have to know a lot more than i do about what the mission would be and what exactly the forces would do but i do believe that since the
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failure to enforce the red line back in the previous administration, that that was a colossal mistake from a strategic standpoint and i have been advocating that the pentagon dust off operation provide comfort, 1991, which was a kurdish relief operation where we also handled refugees and we established no-fly zones, no-go zones and i think at the very least the penalty for bashar al assad for having used chemical weapons on his own people should have been to forfeit a piece of his territory where refugees could have been handled and it might have prevented the flow of refugees into the -- into europe. is so i think it depends on what the mission is and what that force does and -- but i think there's -- i'm sure the pentagon is hard at work at it and i'm anxious to see what they come up
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with. >> do you blame general jones, president obama, for the degree of the current refugee crisis from syria? >> no, i don't. i don't blame them. i think it was a mistake to draw a redline on a certain issue and then fail to follow up on it in any meaningful way and that caused a loss of confidence in the -- of the united states and this very important part of the worl world. it's more important from a security standpoint to us and our friends in europe and indirectly to the nato alliance. >> general jim jones, thanks for joining us from germany. well, president trump back in his comfort zone amid a sea of make america great again hats. what he staged at this weekend's
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. >> this guy -- so he's been all over television saying the best things and i see him standing and then you get here like at 4:00 in the morning? >> i did, sir. >> say a couple of towards this crowd. >> that was president trump bringing one of his supporters on stage. very excited there at his campaign-style rally in florida last night, perhaps over the initial objections of his secret service. let's talk about that rally and others like it to come with our panel. we have former republican presidential candidate rick santorum, nina turner. she's former democratic state senator. amanda carpenter and jason kander, president of latin
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america vote and a u.s. army veteran. a bit of an oprah moment on stage. do you have any concern as he does these rallies and i'm sure this is one of a series that he's not focused more on the legislation, more on the public imaging and not on the legislation back here. >> certainly part of his legislative success is to keep his base rallies. the other side is hyped up. putting a lot of pressure on congress. he needs to create the counterbalance and one of the ways he can do that is to rally his folks, get them excited and rally republicans to move himself forward. >> he puts on a show. the problem he's having right now is that people watched t apr "the apprentice" not for donald trump but for drama. that's why they watch reality television. and we're kinding out you can't run a country on drama, and when you do it's bad for the country. >> i think that was a magical moment that was good for trump.
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i don't think you can overstate the importance of a president showing someone that he is recognized and not only that that i trust you to come on stage. it shows how much donald trump has changed the game for all candidates before someone would have to be vetted six ways to sunday to make sure they never drove with expired tags before anyone would think about giving them the stage like that. donald trump did and i guarantee you that endear ed everyone wil forget that. it was just a nice moment for donald trump. >> i think in some ways amanda hit the nail on the head. he is in his element. but at some point you do have to govern and it can't be governance by rallies and it can't be governance by executive order. he is going to have to pay the paper at some point. the fact that he is out there reminding his base that they matter, politically, is a good thing. >> there is a difference, though, between republican and democrats when it comes to the first 100 days because
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republicans want to do things like reform. that naturally takes longer. president obama got credit because he came in and did the stimulus which was just throwing around a trillion dollars. that is easy to do. the things that donald trump and republicans are trying to do are harder and will take longer. the standard should be three months or six months not the first 100 days. >> president obama did not have an easy time. i mean, imagine -- >> he had -- >> we know what the country was going on -- >> it's easier to spend money than do reform. >> no. >> let me ask you, senator john mccain, he's on the cover of new york magazine, this is what he had to say about president trump. "one thing politicians look at are ratings and his ratings are going to continue to decline. that means members of congress will be more likely to resist things they don't agree with rather than roll over." as that happens, senator santorum, you've been on the hill for a number of years, is that going to be a problem for him? >> i don't think his ratings are declining that much. if you look at the fact that he got, what, 46%, 47% of the popular vote, his numbers are at least that, in some cases better when it comes to the job
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performance. >> the average poll is 45%. >> job performance is a little higher and the bottom line is he's doing things. you can dispute whether he's doing them flawlessly or carrying it off well but he's gotten a lot of things done. >> name the top three. >> well, first off, he did move forward on several executive orders on the environment which i think are very important. >> repealing regulations. >> he's repealing regulations. a bunch of cras that are important to get this economy going. they've sent strong signals they're serious about removing the rectory burden the previous administration put forward. they haven't gotten attention but they're important things. >> to be fair on one of his signature issues even republican s who support a travel ban saying the execution was flawed.
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>> i would make the argument the court overstepped its bounds. that ninth circuit decision -- remember, ninth sir scut overturned 80% of the time by the supreme court. that ninth circuit was a travesty. was the travel ban taken care november a way it should have? no, it wasn't done perfectly but the court messed it up. >> jason? >> jim, every time somebody says he's following through on his promises i remember the fact that 54% of americans voted for somebody else and their promises. and it really means that the president ought to come in and reach out the the entire country so rather than just think about his base, rather than just go and get if front of a crowd that's going to wildly cheer for him in florida, maybe he should think about the 54% of people who wanted somebody else. >> i wish president obama would have done that with obamacare. >> it was much worse at that, he never reached out the the other side. >> i think he tried. >> he did not try. he was a radical -- from day one. >> people say he tried for too long. >> that is such bogus. that's a retelling of history. that was his biggest problem.
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he created that partisan atmosphere in washington this man never would compromise. >> the republicans didn't do anything wrong? >> the partisan atmosphere probably pre-dated -- >> i think you guys are missing an opportunity. i think donald trump will compromise. you saw it in his comments on daca the other day. this man is not an ideologue, president trump was an ideologue. trump is not. there's a tremendous opportunity democrats are are foregoing by doing what they're doing. >> nina? >> doing the right thing on the daca, that's just the right thing to do so we applaud that. but if you're trying to act like the republicans -- >> folks, we'll have a chance to continue this after the break. coming up, some democrats in congress are looking to repeal and replace the president. is it wishful thinking or a real political strategy? that's after this.
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>> the 25th amendment is there to provide a backstop if the president becomes incapacitated? >> do you believe he's incapacitated? >> we have got to be careful. he needs to start acting presidential. he has got to get a grip. >> that's democratic congresswoman jackie spear talking about the vice president and majority of the cabinet invoking the 25th amendment to remove president trump from office. it's a highly implausible argument to make. the democrats taking their oppositi opposition. jason? >> if president trump were president during the cuban missile crisis, at that point we might, if this had been the case, have hoped somebody had
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started this conversation at some point because i don't know if we'd all be sitting here. all i know is he doesn't seem to be a very steady hand. >> he is a yes on the house of cards strategy to take down president trump but what i think is laughable about this is that the democrats' long shot scenario is making mike pence president. so if that's what you've got, sign me up, too. >> senator? >> this is absurd. the fact they're talking about this is just tells you this is the ace in the hole that donald trump has the left always overplays their hand. they go one step too far and look as crazy as they're portraying donald trump to be. >> nina? >> thomas jefferson once said dissent is the highest form of patriotism so if the democrats really believe that and others then have at it. but just as the president can't just govern by rallies and executive orders, democrats can't, either. we have a flint water crisis to deal with according to rutgers we have over 3,000 other municipalities that still have higher levels of lead. let's do something for the american people and stop playing
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these "i gotcha games." >> there's a new political action committee launched this week called "we will replace you." the "you" being mr. trump. warning democrat will face a primary challenge. saying "among the group's demand opposing all trump appointees and legislative priorities, bring all business to a crawl and publicly supporting impeachment if trump is found to have broken the law or the constitution." jason, is that a viable strategy? >> it's obviously something -- there are going to be people focused on that but it's not necessarily a bad thing when there are people saying hey, we want to make sure you perform well. they always say -- like in spring training when an all-star player is there and he sees somebody's been invited to camp who plays his position, he has a better seat. >> but this is not about -- well, you can say it's about performing but this is sort of invoking almost a republican strategy saying if you're not
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100% opposed we're going to get someone who will be opposed and challenge you in the primary. >> and what they're saying i think -- if you look at what they said so far, they've not said they're looking for people now, they're just putting that out there. >> but there's a reason why republican strategies work as someone who is familiar with how heritage, freedom fund works. you have to tie this to a vote, a letter. there has to be something tangible. >> oppose everything is also not a new strategy. >> you can be oppose everything but saying we'll primary you unless you oppose everything, you won't enforce that. that's designed to fail. you have to tie it to something tangible where you can say that person didn't do it, now we'll launch a primary. >> does this help or hurt the democratic party. >> you have to shake it up a bit but the everything model does not work. we have lots of work to do in this country, if president trump is going to live up to his promise that he wants to make
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sure that folks have better health care in this country or he wants to make the investment of billions or trillion dollars in infrastructure that will put americans back to work or even the bill senator bernie sanders and congressman elijah cummings are working on in terms of prescription drug prices. if, in fact, he's going to follow through, democrats should support that. but where there is a need to oppose him they should do that and if the grass-roots folks feel as though democrats are not standing up, speaking up, and living up to the promises that they have made to stand up for the people, yeah, let's shake it up. >> we'll leave it there, nina, senator santorum, amanda, jason, thank you. who will lead the democrats through the trump era. cnn is hosting the debate next sunday before democrats choose the next chair of the dnc. that's wednesday 10:00 eastern time. thank you for spending part of your sunday with us. i'm jim sciutto in washington.
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this is "gps" the global public square. welcome to all of you in the eyes and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you live from new york. today on the show, donald trump's white house in turmoil. the national security adviser has been fired. meanwhile, russia and north korea has taken bold steps. trump seems open to a one-state solution in the middle east. what is going on? i have three people who ran national security in the white house. three deputy national security adviser advisers to help explain. then russia's reaction to the firing of michael flynn and the unde


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