Carrie Lukas, VA GOP’s Jack Wilson, Montgomery Council member Tom Hucker, and Daily Mail’s David Martosko joined WMAL on Thursday!
Mornings on the Mall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hosts: Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese
Executive Producer: Heather Hunter
5am – A/B/C ‘THE PRESIDENT WON THIS ONE’ — DEMS LEFT REELING AFTER ‘SQUAD’ CHAOS:
- JAKE TAPPER: House Democrats appeared unified in their votes this week but I’ve spent the day talking to a bunch of them and many are extremely frustrated. All agree POTUS’s tweets needed to be condemned; they spoke under condition of anonymity so they could be candid. 2/ “The president won this one,” said House Dem 1 of the Trump v Squad (AOC, Tlaib, Omar & Pressley) showdown. “What the president has done is politically brilliant. Pelosi was trying to marginalize these folks and the president has now identified the entire party with them.” (THREAD)
- Poll: 57% of Republicans agree with Trump’s tweets about the Squad (HotAir) — We should lead with the Republican numbers since those are the only ones POTUS himself seems interested in. If the conventional wisdom is right that he’s attacking AOC and her friends because that’ll motivate right-wing turnout, and if Trump is right that pushing his own base’s turnout ever higher is the key to victory next year, then the only opinions he should care about with respect to this Squad fracas are Republican opinions. The good news, then, is that he has a majority of his own party behind him on this, as usual. The bad news is, well, everything else. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans agree with him. (It totals 58 there, I know, but that’s because they’re rounding up.) Just 28 percent of Americans overall do, though, while 62 percent disagree — most of them strongly. Among indies the split is a gruesome 19/66. Even the Republican numbers are arguably more of a bad sign for Trump than a good one. A majority say they agree, sure, but POTUS usually enjoys 80-90 percent support from his base.
5am – D The House voted to kill a resolution seeking to impeach President Trump – the first vote on such a measure since Democrats took the majority and since the release of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The 332-95 vote included a majority of Democrats siding with Republicans to quash the measure – a win for conservatives and the President, who touted the effort’s failure on Twitter.
5am – E House votes to hold Barr, Ross in criminal contempt over census dispute (CNN) — The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt over a dispute related to the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 230-198, largely along party lines. Four Democrats broke with their party and voted against the resolution. One independent — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan — supported the resolution. The vote marks the first time that the full House has voted on criminal contempt of Trump administration officials since Democrats took over the majority. The move is virtually guaranteed to further inflame hostilities between the administration and House Democrats as they pursue oversight efforts. It is unclear, however, what practical impact the House contempt vote will have since a US attorney is not likely to take action against the head of their own Justice Department.
6am – A/B/C New proposal would require air conditioning in all Montgomery County rental units (Fox5 D.C.) — Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is introducing a bill to require air conditioning be provided in all county rental units. Hucker says the bill would require landlords to provide and maintain air conditioning service for rental properties located in Montgomery County. Hucker says currently, all landlords are required to provide heat but not air conditioning. “I think in the old days we thought of air conditioning as a comfort issue,” Hucker told FOX 5’s Bob Barnard. “It’s really a life or death issue.” Hucker said Maryland has already recorded one heat related death this year and worries more may occur due to the periods of extreme heat the region has seen. “It’s really time to see A/C as a life and death necessity.” In June, the Montgomery County Council unanimously enacted a bill that requires leases for rental housing to allow the tenant to terminate the lease if the landlord doesn’t correct conditions that impact their immediate health and safety within 30 days.
6am – D/E/F TRUMP RALLY HIGHLIGHTS IN NORTH CAROLINA: President Trump intensified his attack on The Squad during a rally in Greenville, North Carolina last night, drawing jeers and chants of “Send her back!” as he mentioned their names. President Trump ran through a litany of criticisms aimed at the women, accusing them of “helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous, militant hard left.” Trump also said it’s time for Democrats to go back to work, instead of focusing on investigations into his administration and his 2016 campaign.
7am – A/B/C INTERVIEW – CARRIE LUKAS – president of Independent Women’s Forum and author of new book “Checking Progressive Privilege” – in studio
- Checking Progressive Privilege (EncounterBooks.com) — Progressives have taught us that it doesn’t take overt discrimination to make society unfair. Privilege afforded to different groups—such as whites, males, and heterosexuals—can infect our cultural institutions, creating unfair burdens for other groups. But one form of privilege has been overlooked: progressive privilege. Today, the progressive worldview is depicted as what is normal, right, and worth celebrating by our cultural institutions. Conservatives are marginalized and stereotyped in entertainment, news, academia, and throughout our culture. Progressive privilege isn’t just unfair to conservatives; it has warped our entire political environment and made our country more divided. Recognizing progressive privilege is the first step to ending it, so that we can have a fairer, more truly inclusive society.
Part 1: WMAL INTERVIEW – CARRIE LUKAS – president of Independent Women’s Forum and author of new book “Checking Progressive Privilege” – in studio
Posted by WMAL DC on Thursday, July 18, 2019
Part 2: WMAL INTERVIEW – CARRIE LUKAS – president of Independent Women’s Forum and author of new book “Checking Progressive Privilege” – in studio
Posted by WMAL DC on Thursday, July 18, 2019
7am – D INTERVIEW – JACK WILSON – Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia – discussed how multiple Virginia Democrats who called on Governor Ralph Northam to resign over his blackface/KKK racism scandal are now accepting campaign donations from him of up to $25,000.
- Northam Steps Up Contributions to Dems After Virginia Primaries (Washington Free Beacon) — Virginia’s Democratic governor Ralph Northam stepped up his political contributions in June following the state’s legislative primary elections, donating an additional $117,500 to 11 Democratic candidates, according to campaign finance reports released Monday. The Washington Free Beacon previously reported that Northam had resumed doling out political contributions to state legislative Democratic incumbents and candidates, many of whom called on him to resign after a racist collegiate yearbook photo of the governor became public. Those earlier reported contributions combined with the recent donations add up to over $200,000 in contributions to Democratic candidates since the yearbook photo surfaced. Two state Senate candidates, Cheryl Turpin and Ghazala Hashmi, received a $25,000 donation from Northam’s Way Ahead PAC shortly after the state’s legislative primary elections in mid-June. Turpin, who currently represents the state’s 85th House of Delegates district, and Hashmi are running in two of the state’s most competitive Senate districts—both are held by Republicans. Both candidates had previously called on Northam to resign.
7am – E OJ Simpson knocks Democrats for failed Trump impeachment attempt O.J. Simpson says he’s afraid of “what’s happening in America” today. Posting a new video on Twitter Wednesday night, the Juice called on US lawmakers to get their acts together — taking a veiled shot at the Democrats for their failed impeachment bid against President Trump. “I get home and I’m watching politics and I see where this one party pushed a measure to the floor that they knew they couldn’t pass — that would’ve made them look divided, which they did,” Simpson said. “The other party looked like a team, like they were totally together. They all voted the same way.” Simpson added, “Maybe whoever pushed this is a double agent. I don’t know.”
8am – A INTERVIEW – Montgomery County Councilmember TOM HUCKER — represents Silver Spring, Takoma Park, White Oak and Eastern Montgomery County and introduced a bill this week to require air conditioning in Montgomery County rentals
- Bill requiring air conditioning be provided in all Montgomery County rental units proposed. Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker is introducing a bill to require air conditioning be provided in all county rental units. Hucker says the bill would require landlords to provide and maintain air conditioning service for rental properties located in Montgomery County. Hucker says currently, all landlords are required to provide heat but not air conditioning.
- Dangerous Heat Expected Through the Weekend. The National Weather Service (NWS) expects the heat to be dangerously high for the next several days with temperatures in the triple digits. The heat will likely peak this weekend.
8am – B/C Social Media User Monique Worthy Has A Wild Take On The President & Squad’s Fight.
8am – D INTERVIEW – DAVID MARTOSKO – U.S. Political Editor for The Daily Mail
- Martosko: Trump called me unexpectedly. He says he’s “not unhappy” with the result of this week’s racism fight, in part because Democrats now have nothing but “the race card” to play against him. He called his battle with Pelosi “one of the all-time classics.”
8am – E West Palm Beach hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away. Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility. West Palm Beach parks and recreation director Leah Rockwell tells the Palm Beach Post they’re trying to discourage people from sleeping outside the glass-walled Waterfront Lake Pavilion, which she says rakes in some $240,000 annually from events. The loop of “Baby Shark” and “Raining Tacos” is a temporary fix to keep homeless people off the patio. Rockwell says the city wants to formalize hours for the facility, which should make trespassing laws easier to enforce. Illaya Champion tells the Post “it’s wrong” to chase people away with music. He says he’ll still sleep there, but “it’s on and on, the same songs.”