tv Face the Nation CBS February 7, 2016 10:30am-11:00am EST
>> dickerson: today on "face the nation," hits super bowl sunday and just two days before the voters speak in new hampshire. it's fourth and long for some struggling campaigns who might not make it past tuesday's primary. and as the clock ticks down we'll talk to the two democratic hillary rodham clinton. both are fighting furiously for every last vote. >> a beautiful day in manchester. >> dickerson: also have preview of super bowl 50 and the showdown between carolina cam manning. and talk to the head of the nfl players union, demaurice smith, politics and football on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs
the nation" this super bowl sunday i'm john dickerson. we begin with cam 2016 and former secretary of state hillary rodham clinton who is fighting to close a double digit gap in the polls behind bernie sanders in new hampshire. she joins us from manchester. secretary clinton your name came up not surprisingly in the republican debate. senator marco rubio claims that on the question of abortion that you support abortion on baby's due date, what do you say to that? >> i think it's pretty pathetic, john. this is something that illustrates how senator rubio has been just going as far as he can to try to i guess buttress his credentials with certain parts of the republican constituency. i've been on record for years on where i stand on making abortion safe and legal, exceptions that are appropriate that should be looked into the very difficult
have to confront that lead to excruciating kinds of decisions. to begin to politicize this so early in the campaign season to try to raise the false charges and look like he's going to try to make sure roe v. wade is overturned and planned parenthood is defund asked just tried and true tactic by those on the right. >> dickerson: the charge is in terms of late term abortion that you talk about medical issues, but there are nonmedical abortions he would say, others who share his view would say, that you're not having any restrictions on those who would choose to have an abortion for nonmedical reasons puts you on the extreme side of this. >> well, it's just not true. people should go back read roe v. wade. reasonable kinds of restrictions can be imposed as long as the life and health of the mother
is what the law is today. and i remember very well having a lot of incredibly difficult conversations listening to women who were told something devastating toward the end of their pregnancy, who were facing horrible kinds of consequences to their health and even potentially to their life. that's why this has to be taken into account by each individual woman by her physician and her familiar. but of course under roe v. wade there are certain guidelines and senator rubio should know that, or i hope he does now. >> dickerson: in the town ham the other night you said that very interests are not giving me very much money now but according to the "washington post" analysis donors hedge funds, banks, insurance companies and other financial service terms have given you at least $21.4 million that's about 10% of what you've raised that
>> well, that's just not the calculation that we've done. but that's somebody's analysis. i'm not going to argue with it. what's really going on here, john, is disturbing to me. i'll be really frank with you. what the sanders' campaign is trying to do is link donations to my political campaign or really donations to anyone's political campaign with undue influence, with changing people's views and votes. i've never, ever done that. and i really do resent the implication or as i said the other night, the insinuation. it would be like saying that president obama who took probably more money from wall street than any democrat certainly had in 2008 with his successful campaign, was there for automatically disqualified. well in fact we know that was not true. he signed the toughest financial regulations since the is the 30s with the dodd frank bill. this is a very artful smear i'm
it any more. >> dickerson: are you saying on these questions that people from the financial services industry have no greater access to you than anybody else? >> i'm saying that i am available to and open to listening to people from all walks of life. i always have been, i always will be. but talk to the -- if people want to donate to me from whatever industry they know where i stand. they know that i called them out on the mortgage market mess back in -- before the great crash happened. and i always like to remind people, it was not me, it was senator sanders who voted to deregulate slots and derivatives which gave lehman brothers a lot of extra leverage which was one of the contributing factors to their collapse which obviously contributed to what happened in the great resection. so, we can take these step by step and try to unwind them but it doesn't change the basic facts. people know where i stand. i rolled out the toughest, most effective effort to rein in
this campaign. and iting much further than dodd frank. it goes much further than restoring glass siegel it goes into shadow bankings, goes after hedge funds. now that is full disclosure i am on the record, if somebody in one of these firms wants to give me money, i hope they know they're giving money to someone who is going to make sure they never wreck the economy again. >> dickerson: in the debate you also said, quote, senator sanders is the only person who i think would characterize me a woman running to be the first woman president as exempli filing the establishment." isn't the experience you're running on gained through years of working in democratic politics, doesn't that put you in the establishment, all that experience? >> well, i don't know. senator sanders has lot more time in elected offers than i do. i find that amusing. he's been elected official nor 25 years. far longer than i was. i think i bring a great mix of
woman is a big part of how i see problems, how i think about solving problems, what i believe is absolutely foundational starting with children and their lives and their opportunities on my way to flint today to go and meet with the player who asked me to come because she wants to keep the national spotlight on what happened to the children in her community. and i commend her for it. so, i think that the experiences i've had starting when i was in an advocate taking on the establishment, going on to be first lady, taking on drug companies and pharmacy companies, taking on the financial system, taking on a lot of big lobbies like the gun lobby. i think that i've shown that i've got a lot of experience taking on the establishmentment. and i'm proud of what i bring to the table to actually be able to solve problems and get results for people. >> dickerson: secretary clinton have to leave it there. thanks for joining us this morning.
thank. >> dickerson: our next guest took few hours off the campaign trail for an appearance on "saturday night live." david. let's take a look. >> my life is worth more than especially these women and midgets!3w all the same to you, i'm going to pop down in that lifeboat. >> hold on, hold on, wait a second! [ cheering and applause ] the 1% getting this preferential treatment? enough is enough. we need to unite and work together. if we're all going to get
democratic social social." what's the difference? >> huge difference. dickerson: bernie sanders is back in new hampshire. senator, while you were in new york, north koreans launched a long-range missile and as president you face that kind of thing all the time, very often. what secretary clinton saying that you don't have the experience to be ready for those kinds of challenges on day one. >> well, that's what she said about barack obama in 2008. and turns out not to be true. furthermore, on the most important foreign policy issue in modern history the war in iraq, i voted against the war, i war. if you to go my website, berniesanders.com you will see that much of what i feared would happen in fact did happen.
clinton voted for the war. so, i think it is not just experience, obviously she's been years. but it is judgment as well. and i am confident that i can put together a strong team to provide great foreign policy for the people of the united states. @when you're president and there is a crisis you need to instill confidence in the country. in looking at these debates, it's clear you're confident talking about economic and income and equality, when it comes to foreign policy you are less confident. how would you show confidence as president on these issues? >> john, i think that's a media narrative that goes around and around. i can't accept that media narrative. again, on the most important issue of our time, i was right, hillary rodham clinton was wrong. this is the same argument made against bay pack obama in 2008. i will assemble a top notch foreign policy team and we will provide excellent and strong foreign policy for the people.
what i believe right now is that we have got to learn the lessons of iraq. that is that the united states of america cannot do it alone. we have to work in coalition, we have to work in coalition with major countries and with muslim countries whose troops will be on the ground. my main concern in terms of the middle east to make certain that the united states does not get involved in perpetual warfare in the quagmire of iraq and syria and afghanistan. >> dickerson: you've talked about the donations hick receives. she called that an artful smear. what is your response to that? >> it's a fact. when in the last reporting period her super pac received $25 million and $15 million came from wall street, what is the smear? that is the fact.
point to a single vote that she changed or opinion that she changed, can you? nobody who gets money whether it's republican or democrat from the pharmaceutical industry, from the fossil fuel industry from wall street, there's never been a politician in history that that money influences me. it's just -- people are throwing millions ever dollars into the campaign, but there's no reason why they're throwing that money into the campaign. i think, you know, the american people know better. i've never impugned a secretary clinton's integrity. i like secretary clinton. but we have a corrupt campaign finance system, i am proud i do not have a super pac we have raised $3.5 million individual contributions averaging $27 apiece. >> dickerson: barack obama received a lot of money from these same groups. is he in the same fix as hillary
>> it is a corrupt -- it is a corrupt campaign finance system. let me tell you something, john, at the very top of my list of goals that i want to accomplish as president of the united states, is overturning this disastrous citizens united supreme court decision. democracy does not mean that billionaires should be able to buy elections. >> dickerson: cnn has a piece this week that clinton campaign is passing around that talks about the fundraising did you for the democratic senatorial campaign committee. and that you in raising money and helping them to raise money from some of these people in the financial world are basically contributing to the same system that you are now beating up. >> is that what the clinton people are talking about? >> dickerson: cnn was. >> well, cnn is wrong. dickerson: you never participated in any of these fundraisers? >> i went to events, did i go and ask financial people for money, absolutely not. what i did do, absolutely did
gain control of the united states senate i wrote letters to a whole lot of people. letters that went out to -- i'm guessing millions of people through democratic senate committee that raised millions of dollars for the democratic senate committee. one end i'm criticized because i'm not strong enough and then raising money for the democratic committee to make sure they regain control of the senate. but no, i do not go and raise money for the financial institutions. >> dickerson: when you write letters for the campaigns why do you think they're giving money if not for the expectation that by your thinking and roping they might have some influence over you? >> john, the people i am writing to are contributing 25, 0, 40 dollars. if anybody doesn't know the difference between a contribution of 30 or $40 or super pac which races millions of dollars from wall street,
is going on in politics today. my letter that i sent out to millions of people was designed to bring in low donations. low dollar donations. very, very different. from appealing to wall street or big money interests. >> dickerson: the final question, you've dismissed some of the issues that the press has tried to raise about hillary clinton, her e-mails, for example, where are you on this question of whether she should release transcripts of the speeches she gave to financial firms? >> well, a lot of people think ultimately her decision. her point is that she's given these speeches, my understanding now her campaign says she's not going to release those transcripts. that's her decision. i think it would be a positive thing for the american people to know what was said behind closed doors to wall street. but ultimately that is her decision. >> dickerson: senator bernie
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>> dickerson: we go now to the west coast and demaurice smith, the executive director of the nfl players association the union that represents nfl athletes. he is in san francisco. mr. smith, i want to start with the nfl concussion, they increased this season from 115 in 2014 to 182 in 2015. what should we make of those numbers? >> well, i think we make of the numbers that we're probably doing a better job capturing the injuries that are occurring. and i think we probably have a better system where players feel better to report the injuries that they have.
as a raw spike in whether that's, quote, good, quote, bad. we look at it as, something we've already known. this is a game that is inherently dangerous, we want to have a game that not only diagnosis treatment but also be on the back end mac sure that we do a better job treating our players. >> dickerson: in his annual address friday, commissioner goodell didn't mention concussions as an issue. in his opening statement. is the issue is the league taking this issue seriously enough? >> well, like anything with the league, the league goes absolutely as far as the union pushes them. so if it's the issue of sideline concussion experts, the union had to fight for that. if it's worker's compensation for concussions, the union has to fight for that. so, the next really iteration of this fight is to make sure th%([ we have health care for the injuries that our players suffer and we're still battling that with a number of teams. >> dickerson: so, let me, two
brain injuries, these concussions just on that, are you still having to fight to get the league to take that as seriously as they should be? >> absolutely. you saw earlier this year a quarterback clearly who had suffered a traumatic brain injury on the field. the trainer comes out on the field and actually left the player on the field. that is a violation of the collectively bargained protocols that the player wants, we have yet to have a system where that team was even punished by the commissioner. so, we look at injuries, we look at the exposure of injuries as a comprehensive issue that we have to approach from prevention, treatment and medical diagnosis. >> dickerson: there is the news recently that ken stabler who i grew up watching play for the raiders, was found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, very advanced version of that.
to see their heroes 30 years from now face the same kind of diagnosis. >> well, if the trend continues, probably, yes. we're happy, of course, with our partnership with harvard university, there's been recent technology using player money that's resulted in a very early and perhaps explosive treatment for cte, it's in the early stages. but we have to do a better job of identifying how cte develops, we're thrilled about this new potential treatment. but the work that harvard and the players are doing about studying brain movement, making sure that there's new ways to treat concussions, that's the comprehensive way that we have to look at it and while the stats are important, the dedication that the league and the league owners and the players have to have to treat injuries that we know are going
we have to go in. >> dickerson: back to your point about health care. should the league or teams commit to pay for health care for athletes all the way through their lives? >> well, at the very least, the teams need to commit themselves to treating the injuries that players suffer at work. i mean, workers compensation was designed in this country to make sure that if employees got injured they had life-time medical for the injuries that they suffered. last year over the last five years, we've actually had to battle legislation in three states that was supported by team owners to take worker's compensation away from nfl players. just to cut through, that worker's compensation does not cost a taxpayer a dime. we cover it in our own collective bargaining agreement. when we're fighting legislation
legislation in louisiana, fighting legislation in california to take away injury care for our players, that makes me question whether the nfl owners truly want to address the issue of injuries. >> dickerson: demaurice smith, we thank you so much for being with us. we'll be right back with preview of tonight's game. check this out, bro. what's that, broheim? i switched to geico and got more. more savings on car insurance? yeah bro-fessor, and more. like renters insurance. more ways to save. nice, bro-tato chip. that's not all, bro-tein shake. geico has motorcycle and rv insurance, too. oh, that's a lot more. oh yeah, i'm all about more, teddy brosevelt. geico. expect great savings
about the stage that he's on. but he's been on the big stage throughout his career, spent most. time answering the question that seemed to created firestorm when he described himself saying that most people haven't seen anything like him, that he's african american quarterback. of course that description there just created firestorm of controversial about him. but he's wonderfully transparent and honest young man there's no stage too big for him even given the super bowl stage here. >> dickerson: what about on the other side the quarterback, peyton manning, this could be historic game for him. what's at stake for him? >> james: well, you know, i think his legacy pretty much cemented anyway. the ideal story book ending for the guy they call "the sheriff" to ride off into the sunset with his second super bowl championship. that would be the ideal. this guy has done everything the right way. notwithstanding him being linked to hgh if you will with that
story. he's been excellent ambassador for the nfl. he's not the same player today that he was a few years ago. he's got a great team, a great supporting cast around him and there are legions of folks love to see him go out a winner. >> dickerson: all right. now the big final question, j.b., who is going to win? >> james: you know what, john, to the guys who played and coached the game not trying to muddy the watters that way. from a broadcaster's perspective selfishly all i want is a competitive game that will be in sync with being an historic broadcast being the 50th super bowl. cbs has broadcast more super bowls than anyone r anyone, 19. we're thrilled to have this one. i just want a competitive game, john. >> dickerson: certainly. we're so glad you're there telling us about it we appreciate you being with us.
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