MONSOON AND SAFEWAY FIRE: Full FOX News Now coverage 7-11-18

MONSOON AND SAFEWAY FIRE: Full FOX News Now coverage 7-11-18


>>>VIDEO THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT. THE VERY VIRAL MESA RESCUE THAT HAPPENED DURING THE MOBSON — MONSOON STORM. A LIFE WAS SAVED WHEN [email protected] LOOKD LIKE THE ABSOLUTE WORST COULD HAVE HAPPENED THERE. WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM OFFICIALS DURING THAT LIFE SAVING MEASURE. WELCOME TO NEWS NOW. NOW JOINING ME OUR VERY OWN LINDA WILLIAMS.>>GOOD MORNING.>>GOOD MORNING, HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>WELL.>>YOU WERE COVERING THE STORY ALL DAY YESTERDAY AND TELL ME ABOUT THAT.>>WE FIGURED WE WOULD GO OUT THERE TO THIS CANAL BANK AND WE WOULD AT LEAST SEE HOW SHE GOT IN THE WATER. YOU WOULD SEE TIRE TRACKS. WE COULD NOT — WE ASKED WITNESSES AND NO ONE KNOWS HOW SHE GOT IN BUT THAT’S NOT IMPORTANT. WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS HOW SHE GOT OUT. BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY SAY LOOK FOR AN AIR POCKET IF YOU GO INTO ANY BODY OF WATER AND YOUR CAR SINKS, THERE IS A CHANCE THAT THERE WILL BE AN AIR POCKET AND IF SOMEONE SAID YESTERDAY THERE IS ALWAYS AN AIR POCKET IN THE MOVIES, BUT IN REAL LIFE, THERE IS NO AIR POCKET. THERE IS AN AIR POCKET AND SHE FOUND IT AND THE GUY I INTERVIEWED IS THE ONE THAT TOOK THAT VIDEO AND HE SAID THAT SHE WAS IN THERE FOR MORE THAN TEN MINUTES. AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, YOU KNOW, THE WHEELS WERE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CANAL AND IT WAS — LIKE A HONDA ACCORD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THERE IS PROBABLY FIVE FEET MAYBE. SO RIGHT AT THE TOP THERE WAS — I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HER FACE WAS PRESSED UP AGAINST THAT HEADLINER AGAINST THE ROOF OF THE CAR AND THAT’S WHERE SHE FOUND THE AIR. BUT HE DID SUCH A GOOD DESCRIPTION OF MESA FIRE. LADDER 202. GREAT JOB, GUYS. ARRIVING THERE AND PRETTY MUCH CONVINCED THAT THEY WERE DOING THE RECOVERY AND EVERYONE GATHERED ON THE BANKS. AND SO HE DESCRIBES REACHING IN, BUT THE MAN TAKING THE VIDEO, HIS NAME IS MERLE BRIMLY DESCRIBES THE EMOTION. HE SAID THERE WERE TEARS WHEN HE BROUGHT HER OUT BECAUSE THEY FEARED IT WAS GOING TO BE RECOVERY.>>YOU ARE THINKING THE ABSOLUTE WORST AT THAT POINT.>>AND YOU CAN HEAR THE FIREFIGHTERS SHOUTING TO HIS CREW ON THE BANK, HE IS NOT VIABLE. HE IS NOT VIABLE. AND THEN SHE GRABS HIM. AND HE GOES HUH! AND THEN THE GUY TAKING THE VIDEO WAS SO EXCITED. HE DOUBLE PUNCHED — BUT HE STOPPED THE VIDEO. AND YOU SEE HIM FREEZING LIKE, OH, MY GOSH, WHEN SHE GRABBED HIM AND HE IS VIABLE, VIABLE. TOSSES HIS KEYS. AND ISN’T LIKE, WHERE IS MY MASK OR THIS OR THAT AND HE DOVE IN AND PULLED HER OUT OF THERE. EVERYONE, OF COURSE, THE GET — IS HER. LADY, HOW DID YOU GET IN THERE? ALL WE KNOW SHE IS IN A WOMAN IN HER 50s. HOW DID YOU GET IN THE CANAL AND HOW DID YOU FIND THE AIR POCKET. SHE HAS SUCH A VALUABLE — BUT, I KNOW SHE IS EMBARRASSED BECAUSE SOCIAL MEDIA, I LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA BUT IN SOME REGARDS THEY ARE PICKING ON HER.>>THAT’S A SHAME.>>HEY, STUFF HAPPENS. LADY, IF YOU ARE OUT THERE, STUFF HAPPENS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORY AND WE THINK IT COULD ADD VALUE IF IT HAPPENS TO ANYONE.>>I’M GLAD FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE PART, THE HEROES GET TO SEE A GOT SPOTLIGHT.>>AND WE GET TO SEE THAT — THEY ARE NOT PLANNED. PEOPLE ARE SAYING, WHAT DO THEY DO? WHEN YOU NEED THEM AND WHEN YOU ARE STUCK.>>THEY COME RUNNING.>>A CAR FULL OF WATER, THAT’S WHO YOU WANT. YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO TRAINED AND SOMEONE WHO LIFTED WEIGHTS AND IS STRONG AND KNOWS HOW TO GET YOUR BUTT OUT OF THERE.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>GOOD JOB MESA FIRE AND ALL OF THE FIRST RESPONDERS.>>ALL OF THEM, TRUE HEROES NO DOUBT THERE. AND WE ARE GOING TO HEAR FROM THEM NOW. LET’S GO TO THAT NOW. YOU WILL HEAR FROM ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT PLAYED SUCH A CRITICAL PART IN THIS AMAZING RESCUE SO LET’S GO TO THAT AND PLAY IT TO YOU IN ITS ENTIRETY RIGHT HERE ON NEWS NOW. THANK YOU SO MUCH, LINDA.>>GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. WE WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU AND OUR MEDIA PARTNERS FOR TAKING A TIMEOUT THIS MORNING TO COME OUT TO ALLOW US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE AS PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS, AS CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF MESA, AS A COLLABORATIVE GROUP TO BE ABLE TO GIVE INSIGHT INTO THIS SITUATION THAT HAPPENED MONDAY EVENING IN REGARD TO THE VEHICLE AND TO THE CANAL. WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP OUR — I WILL INTRODUCE MYSELF. MY NAME IS FORREST SMITH. I’M A DEPUTY CHIEF AND I WILL BE PASSING THE MICROPHONE OVER HERE TO STEVE WHO IS A MEDIA DETECTIVE FOR THE MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT.>>THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING. AND AGAIN AS FORREST SAID IS THAT GREAT COLLABORATION OF A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT ARE SITTING NEXT TO US TODAY TO BRING RESOLUTION AND SAFETY TO ONE OF OUR CITIZENS IN NEED. JUST TO GIVE THEM A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE, I KNOW MOST OF YOU HAVE NOT — I DON’T KNOW THAT MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD THE TAPE BUT I WILL GIVE YOU A 30 SECOND SNIPPET OF THE TAPE, THE 911 CALL THAT CAME IN. THIS IS FROM INSIDE THE CAR. THE WOMAN HERSELF CALLING IN SPEAKING TO ONE OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHERS.>>I’M NOT SURE THAT’S A GOOD LOCATION. YOU SAID — IS THERE ANOTHER CROSS STREET? WHAT IS NEARBY? [INAUDIBLE]>>ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR VEHICLE? YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF THE CAR, I NEED YOUR LOCATION ALSO. SOLIDO OR — WHERE ARE YOU AT? — I CANNOT BREATHE –>>AS YOU CAN HEAR THERE, IT’S DIFFICULT, OBVIOUSLY WE HAVE REMAINS CALM WHICH IS IMPORTANT IN THIS SITUATION BUT YOU CANlp CLEARLY HERE HE SAY 7>OKAY, AS STEVE MENTIONED AND AS YOU KNOW WE WANT TO GIVE YOU A BIG PICTURE VIEW OF WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT AND WHAT TRANSFERRED. INITIALLY AS YOU HEARD FROM THE CALL COMING THROUGH, YOU KNOW, WE OBVIOUSLY HAD SOMEONE IN A GREAT DEAL OF DISTRESS. BUT WITH KNOWING THAT WE HAD SOMEBODY IN DISTRESS THERE AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE THAT PERSON IS AT, THERE IS ANOTHER PART OF THE SYSTEM THAT CAME INTO PLAY AND IT WAS THE INITIAL CALL. IT HAD TO TRACE SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO HAPPENED TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME TO MAKE THIS CALL TO MAKE THE 911 CALL THAT [email protected]÷ THE SYM THAT GAVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT AND HELP THIS PERSON SOME IF I COULD BRING UP TO THE PODIUM JASON MARTIN AND NIKKI CORTEZ. JASON AND NIKKI WILL GIVE A BRIEF SYNOPSIS WHAT THEY EXPERIENCED THAT NIGHT.>>GOOD MORNING. SO WE WERE DRIVING TOGETHER DOWN ALMA SCHOOL AND AS MY FIANCEE WAS DRIVING I LOOKED OVER TO MY RIGHT AND I SAW A VEHICLE IN THE CANAL AND I TOLD HIM QUICKLY, HE TURNED AROUND AS QUICKLY AS HE COULD AND HE CALLED 911 AND GAVE HER THE INFORMATION I COULD AND WE WAITED WHAT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER BUT THANKFULLY THEY GOT THERE IN TIME.>>IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT — SHE GAVE THE 911 INSTRUCTIONS VERY CLEAR AND VERY CALM. SHE DIDN’T PANIC AT ALL. SHE DIDN’T SPOT THE CAR, WHO KNOWS WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO THE LADY INSIDE OF THEPám■ VEHICLE.>>CAN’T BELIEVE I WAS SO CALM. IT WAS SCARY.>>THANK YOU VERYok MUCH. TALKING TO NIKKI ANDw3 I JUST HE [p0ALLx#=■)?÷ SHE SAID=/ü>R/hdpc>>>I BROUGHT JULIE ON THE PHONE WITH ME FOR FIRE DISPATCH AND SHE WILL TELL HER SIDE OF THE STORY.>>WHEN MONICA BROUGHT THE CALLER ON THE PHONE WITH ME, IT WAS CLEARLY THERE WAS A LANGUAGE BARRIER THERE AND I WAS STRUGGLING TO GET A LOCATION FROM HER AND MONICA AND I WERE GOING BACK AND FORTH BECAUSE SHE KEPT GIVING THREE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS WHERE THE CALLER SAID SHE WAS AND THAT SHE WAS UNDER WATER IN A CANAL BUT SHE WAS IN THE INTERSECTION OF ALMA SCHOOL AND RIO SOLIDO. I KNEW THERE WAS A WATER RESCUE WORKING NORTH OF THERE BUT SHE KEPT INSISTING SHE WAS IN THE INTERSECTION SO I ENTERED ANOTHER CALL FOR SERVICE AND WE HAD TRUCKS GOING FOR THAT LOCATION AT THE TIME. AND WE WERE STILL STRUGGLING WITH FINDING OUT WHERE SHE WAS BECAUSE OF HER PHASE 1 PHONE. IT WASN’T — PINGS A TOWER AND GIVES A LARGE LOCATION. THERE IS NO WAY TO PINPOINT WHERE THE CALLER IS AT SO THAT WAS A STRUGGLE WITH LOCATING HER. AND BASICALLY I ASKED HER — WE CONFIRMED SHE WAS IN THE CANAL IN THE WATER AND WE COULD HEAR THE WATER RISING AND YOU COULD HEAR IT FLOWING AROUND HER. AND I ASKED HER IF SHE HAD HER SEAT BELT ON AND SHE DID. I ASKED HER TO REMOVE HER SEAT BELT. SHE CONFIRMED SHE COULD NOT SWIM SO I COULDN’T ASK HER TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE. WE WERE KIND OF NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AT THAT POINT. WE WERE PRAYING THAT HELP COULD GET TO HER QUICKLY. AND AS THE WATER IS RISING YOU COULD HEAR IT FLOWING IN HER VEHICLE. HER CELL PHONE GOES DEAD AT THAT POINT AND WE CONFIRMED HOW CLOSE OUR TRUCKS ARE AND WE HANG UP AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT 911 CALL AFTER THAT.>>SO IT WAS DEFINITELY A SCARY SITUATION FOR BOTH OF US JUST KNOWING THAT WE MIGHT HAVE LOST SOMEONE ON THE PHONE. AND PRAYING THAT THE UNITS GO ET TO HER IN TIME AND THAT THANKFULLY WE HAVE A GOOD WORKING RAPPORT AND I WAS GRATEFUL IT WAS MONICA ON THE PHONE WITH ME AND WE WERE ABLE TO WORK THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.>>DEFINITELY. WE REALLY DID. JULIE CALMED ME AND THE CALL AND KNOWING THAT SHE HAD HER GUYS GOING AND WE HAD OUR P.D. ON THE WAY AND KNOWING THAT HELP IS ON THE WAY IS THE COMFORT THAT WE HAD THAT NIGHT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT. AS THEY TALK AND WITH A YOU SAW RIGHT THERE IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FIRE AND MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FROM THE DISPATCH STANDPOINT AND THE COLLABORATION THAT HAPPENS ON A REGULAR BASIS ON SCENES, CAR ACCIDENTS, FIRES WHICH WE WORK WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE ALSO SAW IT ON THIS INCIDENT WE HAD THE MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT ON SCENE THERE AS WELL. TYPICALLY THEY ARE GIVING US INTEL AND OTHER INFORMATION AND HELPING US LOCATE VEHICLES. POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD A HUGE PRESENCE IN THE FIELD AS WELL. ALSO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TYPICALLY SEE AND WHAT PEOPLE WILL SEE IS WE WILL GO ON-LINE AND WE ALL HAVE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS WHERE WE HAPPEN TO CATCH THAT ONE VIDEO THAT TELLS A STORY. AN IMAGE THAT CAPTURE THE MOMENT OF THE IMAGE THAT CAPTIVATES AND CATCHES OUR ATTENTION AND A PERSON WHO WAS THERE AT THE TIME THAT I WOULD HAVE TO SAY AT THE RIGHT TIME TO HELP TELL OUR STORY AND BE ABLE TO SHARE THE THE GRAVITY OF THIS SITUATION WAS MERRELL BRIMLY. MERRELL CAPTURED THE VIDEO YOU HAVE SEEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH OUR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS AS WELL.>>SO THAT DAY THAT IT HAPPENED, I HAPPENED TO BE AT HOME. I LIVE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS JUST SOUTH OF THE CANAL AND I HEARD THE FIRE TRUCKS GOING AND IT WAS INTERESTING. I HEARD A LOT OF FIRE TRUCKS GOING AND I THINK THEY WERE ACTUALLY RESPONDING DOWN TO A FREEWAY ACCIDENT OR SOMETHING. AND THEN I HEARD A SECOND SET OF FIRE TRUCKS GO BY AND THEN THE SIRENS STOPPED. SO I KNEW THEY WERE CLOSE BY. SO I — LIVING — WITH THE MESA FIRE DEPARTMENT AND MY FATHER WAS A CAPTAIN FOR SO LONG AND I — I LIVED AND BRED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. AND SO I QUICKLY GET IN MY CAR AND I GO DOWN THERE AND I GET THERE AND I CAN SEE THE MESA POLICE. I COULD SEE THE MESA — THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DOING THEIR JOB AND I JUST HAPPENED TO BE THERE AND PULL OUT MY PHONE AS THEY ARE GOING IN THERE. AND THE MESA FIRE DEPARTMENT DID A HECK OF A JOB. THEY DID A GREAT JOB OF GETTING IN THERE AND GETTING THE WATER AND — I WITNESSED AS THEY WERE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF SHE WAS ALIVE OR NOT. AND WHEN AS THEY PULLED THE DOOR OPEN AND THE ONE FIREMAN PUTS HIS HAND IN THERE AND HE SAYING NOT VIABLE AND THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SHE GRABS HIS ARM OR SOMETHING AND SAYS HE — HE SAYS VIABLE AND HIS INSTINCTS WERE QUICKLY TO JUMP INTO THAT CAR WHICH I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S PROTOCOL OR NOT BUT HE JUMPS IN THE CAR AND PULLS HER OUT AND AS I’M FEELING AND SEE HER COMING OUT AND HER ARMS MOVING AND I THOUGHT, WHAT A GREAT SITE THAT WAS TO SEE THAT SHE WAS MOVING AND THEN THE CARE THAT THEY TOOK TO GET HER UP ON THE BANK AND TO ENSURE THAT NOBODY WAS IN THE CAR WAS JUST REALLY, REALLY COOL. COOL TO SEE THE MESA FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT WORKING HAND IN HAND TO BASICALLY HELP A MIR — MIRACLE REALLY HAPPEN. AND THAT’S ALL I GOT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MERRELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT INSIGHT. AS HE DESCRIBED, HE TALKED ABOUT UNITS ARRIVING ON SCENE. THE WITHIN THE FIRE AND MEDICAL TEEMENT IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT CAR ACCIDENTS AND FOLKS THAT ARE INJURED OR ILL. WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF — A GREAT DEAL OF RESOURCES THAT WE PROVIDE AND PEOPLE WHO OVERSEE THOSE RESOURCES AND THAT’S THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS SIDE. THERE IS A WHOLE OTHER SIDE TO FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT YOU WILL SEE ACROSS THE VALLEY WHO ENGAGE IN THESE TYPES OF SCENARIOS AND THESE TYPES OF INCIDENTS AND A AT THAT POINT I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP DEPUTY CHIEF AND THE CAPTAIN. OUR SPECIAL OPERATIONS CHIEFS AND CAPTAIN.>>GOOD MORNING. WHEN THIS CALL TOOK PLACE AS MERRILL MENTIONED, IS THAT PRETTY CHALLENGING SITUATION BUT IT’S NOT OUR TYPICAL SITUATION. WE HAVE A STORM LIKE THIS. WHEN WE HAVE THE AUTOMATIC AID SYSTEM WHERE ANY UNIT THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY, THE CLOSEST UNIT RESPONDS AND THAT’S A HUGE BENEFIT. THE CHALLENGE WAS BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR A TYPE OF RESCUE TEAM. WE NORMALLY HAVE THEM ON THE SCENE AND SET IT UP AND SAFETY FEATURES IN PLACE BUT ONE OF OUR FOUNDATION PRINCIPLES ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IS THAT WE RISK A LOT TO SAVE A LIFE AND THAT’S WHAT THIS CALL WATCHES WHEN I GOT ON THE SCENE, WE DIDN’T HAVE GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT HOW THE CAR WENT IN OR WHAT HAPPENED OR IF THERE WAS A VIABLE PATIENT. QUICKLY WHEN THE CREW ARRIVED AND TOLD US THE INFORMATION THEY HAD HEARD, WE MADE THE DECISION THEY NEED TO GO IN NOW. WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THE TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM TO GET ON THE SCENE. DEAN IS THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS CAPTAIN ON OUR DEPARTMENT AND FORTUNATELY HE WAS THERE RIGHT AFTER I WAS. HE HAS A VEST IN HIS TRUCK AND ROPE AND WE WERE ABLE TO MODIFY AND DO A QUICK RESCUE AND LIKE I SAID, RISKING A LOT TO SAVE A LIFE. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT DEAN AND THE CREW HERE DID TO MAKE THAT QUICK DECISION AND SET UP A PLAN AND THAT’S HOW THIS PLAYED OUT. DEAN, IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PLAN YOU CAME UP WITH.>>SO I — IDEAL WORLD WE WOULD HAVE SPECIAL OPERATION CREWS ON SCENE. OUR TEAM WAS ALREADY TIED UP ON A HEAVY RESCUE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN. SO WE WERE RELYING ON OUR AUTOMATIC AID PARTNERS TO ASSIST US. THIS CALL DID NOT ALLOW FOR THAT TO TAKE PLACE. WE NEEDED TO ACT QUICKER THAN THAT. AND AGAIN I CARRY SOME BASIC EQUIPMENT WITH ME. I WAS ABLE TO BRING IN LADDER 201 CREW HERE. AND OUTFIT THEM WITH THE EQUIPMENT I HAVE. DEVELOP A GAME PLAN AND THEN THEY ACTUALLY SAW THE PLAN THROUGH. AND THEY WERE THE ONES THAT MADE IT ALL HAPPEN. AND SO KUDOS THE GUYS HERE. THEY DID GREAT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT PERSPECTIVE. AND AGAIN AS YOU SAW IN THE VIDEO, YOU KNOW, WE ARE 24 HOUR, 365 DAY A YEAR OPERATION. AND WELL SIX ON LEAP YEAR. SO WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO GO. AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU KNOW IF WE HAD THE TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM OR WE HAVE OUR CREWS ARE ON THE FRONT LINE OUT THERE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, THAT’S WHERE WE SAW THIS LAST MONDAY. AND SO I WANT TO BRING UP THE CREW OF LADDER 201B SHIFT. WE HAVE CAPTAIN CASEY RUSSELL AND HIS ENGINEER TRISTAN WESTMORELAND. AND KYLE AND AS WELL AS ADAM SUTTER HERE. GENTLEMEN, IF YOU MIND COMING UP.>>SO CAPTAIN RUSSELL. SO I CAN GIVE — TOUCH ON WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE HAS ALREADY. KIND OF KUDOS GOES OUT TO EVERYBODY ON THIS STARTING WITH THE DISPATCHER TO THE CITIZENS THAT WERE ON SCENE AND MADE THAT CALL AND THEN THE WAY OUR CREW WORKED TOGETHER, I THINK EVERYTHING WENT PRETTY SMOOTH AS FAR AS NOT HAVING TO OVERCOMMUNICATE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. WE KNEW THERE WAS SOMEBODY IN THE VEHICLE. I HAD TO GIVE VERY LITTLE ASSIGNMENTS TO MY CREW AS FAR AS WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO. WE GOT A LOT — WE GOT A LADNER QUICKLY. THE FIREFIGHTER KUBALL WAS VERY QUICK TO SAY HE WAS — HE WOULD BE WILLING TO GO IN. AND THAT’S AS ANY OF MY CREW MEMBERS WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THE SAME. THE ONLY THING WE STRESSEDDED WAS NOT GET TOO FAR IN UNTIL HE FOUND A VICTIM AND HE FOUND SHE WAS VIABLE AND WE GAVE THE ORDER TO GO INSIDE AND LUCKILY THE OUTCOME WAS WHAT IT WAS THAT SHE CAME OUT AND HOPEFULLY IS DOING WELL.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND AGAIN WE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE-ON-ONE AFTER WE HAVE THIS PORTION OF THE EVENT. GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO NOW BRING UP TO THE PODIUM ASSISTANT DEPUTY CITY MANAGER — OR ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER TO GIVE US THE CITY PERSPECTIVE.>>FIRST OF ALL HE MADE UP THAT TITLE. I’M THE ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER AND YOU CAN TELL WHO IS FROM THE CITY BECAUSE WE FOLLOW THE FIREFIGHTERS AND NOBODY LISTENS TO ME AFTER THAT. I HAVE TO FOLLOW THESE FOUR GUYS. LET ME TELL YOU WHAT CAN’T GET LOST IN THIS SITUATION AND WHY I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS. THIS SYSTEM WORKED FROM THE CITIZENS CALLING IN TO THE TWO DISPATCHERS THAT TOOK THE CALL AND LET ME — THEY WERE HUPPABLE AND VERY CALM. LET ME SAY — SET THE STAGE FOR YOU. THAT’S MY ROLE TODAY. I GOT A TEXT NOT LONG BEFORE THAT FROM THE ADMIN PROFESSIONAL IN THAT AREA TO SAY ALL HANDS ARE ON DECK. WE HAVE SO MANY CALLS, ALL OF THE SUPERVISORS AND EVERYBODY IS TAKING A CALL RIGHT NOW. WHEN THIS CALL COMES IN, THESE WOMEN ARE TAKING CALL AFTER CALL AFTER CALL. THEY LISTEN AND YOU HEAR, WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE TAPE, LISTEN HOW CALM THEY ARE IN GIVING THE INFORMATION TO THE INDIVIDUAL BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY UNDERSTAND THIS. THEY HAVE 32 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM AND THEY HANDLE IT PERFECTLY. OUR FIRST RESPONDERS DO AN AMAZING JOB BUT THEY DON’T GET THERE IF THE CALL IS NOT HANDLED APPROPRIATELY. THEY ARE NOT THERE ON SCENE WITHOUT WHAT THESE TWO WOMEN DID. 9 1/2 MINUTES INTO THAT CALLS HER PHONE GOES DEAD. IMAGINE THAT FOR A MOMENT. WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE TWO LADIES WHO TOOK THE CALL? THEY HAVE TO IMMEDIATELY SHIFT GEARS AND TAKE MORE CALLS. I ASKED ONE OF THEM, WHEN DID YOU FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED? 30 MINUTES LATER. I SAID, HOW MANY CALLS DID YOU TAKE IN THAT? COUNTLESS. NO TIME TO THINK. NO TIME TO REMORSE. YOU GO RIGHT BACK TO DOING YOUR JOB SO OUR FIRST RESPONDERS GET THERE FOR MORE PEOPLE. SO WHEN I LOOK AT WHAT OUR CITIZENS DID AND WHAT OUR DISPATCHERS DID TO MAKE THE FIRST RESPONDERS GET THERE IN TIME AND MAKE THIS POSSIBLE, WE’VE GOT TO THANK THE WHOLE SYSTEM. AND WE CAN’T LOSE SIGHT OF THE FACT THEY DON’T GET THERE WITHOUT THE WORK OF OUR CALL TAKER AND CITIZENS TO GET THEM THERE THAT’S THE SYSTEM WORKING AND THAT’S WHAT GIVES SOMEBODY LIKE ME ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER HERE SUPER EXCITED. BECAUSE THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS THE SYSTEM WORKED. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, WE HAVE THESE FOUR GENTLEMEN WHO SHOW UP AND GET THE JOB DONE AND SAVE AN INDIVIDUAL. THAT’S THE SUCCESS STORY AND STARTS AT THE VERY FIRST CALL AND GOES THROUGH EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S DONE AND THAT’S WHAT WE DO AT THE CITY OF MESA. MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROTECTION TO OUR CITIZENS. WE MAKE SURE WE WERE PREPARED IN EACH LEVEL OF THE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE SERVICE ON ONE OF THE BUSIEST COUPLE HOURS OF THE YEAR SO FAR. WHEN EVERYBODY IN OUR SYSTEM IS TAKING CALLS. THAT’S WHY I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK NOT ONLY THE PERSON WHO CALL IN BUT OUR TWO DISPATCHERS. BECAUSE WITHOUT THEM, ALL OF THE REST OF THE SYSTEM NEVER GETS A CHANCE TO SAVE THAT LIFE. THANK YOU.>>TELL YOU, WHAT THAT’S THE SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY WE GET ON A DAILY BASIS. WE APPRECIATE THAT NOW I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP MESA DEPARTMENT MEDICAL ADVISER.>>THIS IS REALLY A WONDERFUL DAY THAT WE GET TO PRESENT SOME VERY, VERY HAPPY NEWS THAT A LIFE WAS SAVED THE OTHER DAY. I’M GLAD THAT RECOGNIZED THE DISPATCHERS BECAUSE THAT’S A KEY COMPONENT TO THE SUCCESS. IT STARTED DOWN THE CHAIN THAT EVERYBODY GOT TO TALK TO TODAY. LADDER 201, I’M SO PROUD OF THEIR EFFORTS THAT DAY. THEY DID AN AMAZING JOB. AND AS YOU HEARD ALREADY, THE CITY — EVERY ONE OF OUR CREWS ARE GOING ON CALLS AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE. THIS CALL IN PARTICULAR ABSOLUTELY SAVED A LIFE. I’M PROUD OF WHAT THE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT DO EVERY SINGLE DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND 24 HOURS A DAY. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY, THE FIREFIGHTERS AND THE POLICE OFFICERS NEVER KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE WHAT CHALLENGE THEY WILL HAVE IN A DAY EVER. AND THEY HAVE TO BE READY FOR ANYTHING. EVERY DAY FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS COME TO WORK IT’S GAME DAY AND THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY WILL SEE OR WHAT THEY WILL BE TASKED TO DO. THEY ARE READY AND WELL TRAINED AND THEY DO THEIR JOB AND THAT DAY LADDER 201 DID AN AMAZING JOB AND THE RESULTS WERE A LIFE BEING SAVED. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. NOW I WOULD LIKE BRING UP AN INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTING CITY COUNCIL. COUNCIL DISTRICT 1, MARK FREEMAN.>>THANK YOU FORREST AND GOOD MORNING. I WOULD LIKE TO START OUT BY SAYING THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO THE CITIZENS TO CALLED AND FROM THE DISPATCHERS. I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR MESA FIRE FOR 31 YEARS AND RETIRED AS A SPECIAL TEAMS CAPTAIN, PARAMEDIC. AND I UNDERSTAND FIRST HAND WHAT THE CREW HAD TO GO THROUGH. FROM THE MAYOR AND TO THE CITY COUNCIL WE EXTEND OUR APPRECIATION TO ALL OF THOSE THAT WERE INVOLVED IN THIS BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S VERY DIFFICULT. I APPRECIATE THEIR SERVICE AND ALL THAT THEY DO WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME FOR A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL OF THOSE? WOULD THAT BE APPROPRIATE? [APPLAUSE] AGAIN, IT’S MY OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AS COUNCIL MEMBER IN THIS DISTRICT AND AGAIN I APPRECIATE ALL THAT’S BEEN DONE AND ALL OF THE WORK THAT GOES IN. THE TRAINING AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MAKE SNAP DECISIONS AND THAT WAS MADE WITH THE LT AS THEY RESPONDED TO THIS CALL AS THEY FINISHED UP ANOTHER CALL. OUR CITY WAS INUNDATED WITH CALLS OF SERVICE AND BECAUSE WE ARE — HAVE AUTOMATIC AID AND DISPATCHING PHOENIX FIRE WAS RESPONDING TO THIS AREA. THE DECISION WAS MADE TO MAKE AN ENTRY AND WE FOUND SOMEONE IN A CAR AND I’M SURE THAT PERSON APPRECIATES THAT. BUT THAT ALL OF THE COMPONENTS THAT PUT IT TOGETHER ARE SO IMPORTANT THAT LIFE SAFETY IS THE KEY COMPONENT IN OUR ORGANIZATION AND ALL OF THE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENTS. SO AGAIN I APPRECIATE THEIR SERVICE AND EVERYTHING THAT THEY DID. FROM THE VIDEOTAPE TO THE ENTRY AND TO THE LIFE SAFETY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THAT’S GOING TO CONCLUDE –>>AND TRULY ALL AMAZING HEROES THERE THAT SAVED THAT WOMAN’S LIFE DURING THE MONSOON STORM WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE ALL HOPE WAS GONE FOR THAT WOMAN. THEY WERE ABLE TO PULL HER OUT OF THAT CAR AND GET HER TO SAFETY. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THE AMAZING HEROES IN MESA. WE WILL BE BACK. MORE NEWS NOW COMING UP NEXT.>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP ARRIVING AT THE NATO DINNER TO HAVE IT WITH ALLIES HERE IN JUST A FEW HOMES BUT THIS WAS THE PRESIDENTIAL LIMOUSINE COMING OUT THERE AND THEY WILL BE DOING DINNER RIGHT NOW AS THEY — PRRP REALLY TRYING — PRESIDENT TRUMP REALLY TRIKING TO MAKE THIS NATO MEETING ALL ABOUT TRYING TO GET A BETTER EVEN PLAYING FIELD FOR OTHER COUNTRIES WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEFENSE SPENDING. SO MANY COUNTRIES DON’T PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HOPING TO CHANGE THE MINDS THERE OF THE DIFFERENT FOREIGN LEADERS SOME WE WILL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THIS ONCE WE GET MORE DETAILS COMING OUT OF THAT MEETING AND DINNER.>>>MOVING ON HERE, WELCOME TO NEWS NOW. WELCOME AS WE BRING YOU THE TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN. ALL RIGHT, FOLKS, I WANT TO BRING YOU THIS STORY BECAUSE THIS IS INTERESTING. A COLD CASE MURDER MYSTERY THAT WAS GOING ON FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS HAS BEEN CRACKED. AND HOW DID OFFICIALS DO IT? WELL, SUSPECT HERE JUST WALKED IN AND CONFESSED AT A POLICE STATION. A 32-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE MURDER HAS BEEN SOLVED AFTER THE SUSPECT JUST WALKED RIGHT INSIDE A POLICE STATION BECAUSE HE WANTED TO RIGHT THE WRONG THAT HE HAS DONE. GLEN ADAMS AND HE WAS 58 NOW AND WAS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER AND ROBBERY ON FRIDAY AFTER HE WALKED IN THE COW WITH THE — COWLITZ COUNTY HALL OF JUSTICE AND CONFESS TO THE 1986 KILLING OF RUSSELL HANES. HANES WAS FOUND STRANGLED IN HIS ROOM AT THE OREGON WAY HOTEL AFTER OFFICIALS SUSPECT WAS AN AMBUSH AND ROBBERY. ADAMS WAS LIVING AT THE HOTEL. A MEN’S ONLY HOTEL USED AS TEMPORARY OR LOW INCOME HOUSING AT THE TIME BUT THERE WERE NO SUSPECTS OR WITNESSES, ACCORDING TO COURT DOCUMENTS. ADAMS TOLD POLICE HE NEEDED MONEY AND KNEW HANES KEPT LARGE AMOUNT OF CASH ON HIM. ADAMS SAID HE WANTED — HE WAITED FOR HANES TO GET HOME FROM THE GROCERY STORE AND WHEN HANES ARRIVED, ADAMS PUT HIM IN A CHOKE HOLD KNOCKING HIM OUT. WHEN HANES BEGAN TO WAKE UP, ADAMS TOLD POLICE HE TIED A CLOTH AROUND HIS NECK AND STRANGLED HIM AND LEFT. HE MADE OFF WITH JUST $400. AND THEN FINALLY AFTER 32 YEARS THIS PAST FRIDAY HE FINALLY CONFESSED. A LAWYER SAID HE WANTS TO RIGHT THE WRONG THAT HE HAS DONE DURING HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON MONDAY. ADAMS SAID HE INTENDED TO PLEAD GUILTY. HIS NEXT COURT DATE IS TOMORROW. LONGVIEW POLICE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING THE CASE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR EVIDENCE. AND FOLKS, WE WILL BE BACK HERE. MORE NEWS NOW COMING UP NEXT.>>BALTIMOREER INS TO SPEND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO BUY ELECTIONS AND MOST AMERICANS WHETHER THEY ARE DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS OR INDEPENDENTS, DO NOT THINK THAT IS WHAT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT. WHAT MOST PEOPLE THINK IS MAJORITY SHOULD RULE. SOMETIMES YOU WIN, SOMETIMES YOU LOSE, BUT EVERYBODY GETS A VOTE. NOT A SITUATION IN WHICH BILLIONAIRES CAN SPEND UNLIMITEDDED SUMS OF MONEY — UNLIMITED SUMS OF MONEY TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES TO SUPPORT THEIR INTERESTS. THAT’S IN FACT WHAT GOES ON RIGHT NOW. AND MANY AMERICANS MAY THINK, WELL, THAT WAS A DECISION MADE BY CONGRESS. MADE BY THE PRESIDENT. NOT SO. THAT DISASTROUS DECISION WHICH IS UNDERMINING AMERICAN DEMOCRACY CAME ABOUT BY A 5-4 VOTE OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT IN THE CITIZENS UNITED CASE. THAT IS WHAT A SUPREME COURT DECISION CAN DO. IT CAN UNDERMINE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY. AND CREATE A SITUATION WHERE THE VERY WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY CAN BUY POLITICIANS AND INFLUENCE LEGISLATION. Mr. PRESIDENT. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT BUT THE COURT ALSO RULED THAT THE MEDICAID EXPANSION IS PART OF E AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HAD TO BE OPTIONED –>>>AND WELCOME BACK TO NEWS NOW TAKING A LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT THE U.S. SENATE FLOOR RIGHT NOW. YOU SEE SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS SPEAKING RIGHT NOW TALKING ABOUT THE BRETT KAVANAUGH SUPREME COURT NOMINATION. LET’S LISTEN INTO THIS A LITTLE BIT.>>ELEMENTS OF THAT LEGISLATION WOULD APPLY TO EVERY STATE IN THIS COUNTRY. BUT THE SUPREME COURT RULED THAT WAS NOT THE CASE AND THEY SAID THAT THE DECISION OF EXPANDING MEDICAID WAS UP TO THE STATES AND TODAY WE HAVE 17 STATE IN OUR COUNTRY THAT STILL HAVE NOT EXPANDED MEDICAID. WHAT THAT MEANS IN ENGLISH, REAL TERMS, IS THE DAY THERE ARE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN 17 STATES IN THIS COUNTRY, PEOPLE WHO ARE ILL, PEOPLE WHO CAN’T AFFORD HEALTH CARE, PEOPLE WHO ARE LITERALLY DYING BECAUSE THEY DON’T GO TO THE DOCTOR WHEN THEY SHOULD AND IS THAT ALL BECAUSE OF A DECISION OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT. BUT IT IS NOT ONLY THE ISSUE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE OR THE ISSUE OF MEDICAID AND HEALTH CARE WHERE THE SUPREME COURT HAS ACTED IN A DISASTROUS WAY. I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS A VERY, VERY SHAMEFUL HISTORY IN TERMS OF CIVIL RIGHTS. AND IT HAS BEEN A VERY LONG AND HARD STRUGGLE FOR US TO FINALLY SAY THAT IN AMERICA REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN, REGARDLESS OF YOUR ECONOMIC POSITION, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE. NOT A RADICAL IDEA. BUT IT IS A STRUGGLE THAT VERY BRAVE PEOPLE FOUGHT FOR, FOR MANY, MANY DECADES. IN 1965, U.S. CONGRESS FINALLY PASSED THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT WHICH HAD THE IMPACT OF ELIMINATING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN VOTING. AND THAT ACT PASSED BY CONGRESS HAD BEEN REAUTHORIZED MULTIPLE TIMES SINCE. IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT CONGRESS SAID IS THAT EVERYBODY IN THIS COUNTRY HAS THE RIGHT TO VOTE REGARDLESS OF THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN. BUT IN 2013, THE SUPREME COURT AGAIN BY A 5-4 VOTE RULED THAT PARTS OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 WERE OUTDATED AND THEY STRUCK DOWN A MAJOR, MAJOR PART OF THAT LAW WHICH GUARANTEED THAT ALL AMERICANS HAD THE RIGHT TO VOTE. AND LITERALLY DAYS AFTER THAT DECISION WAS RENDERED BY THE SUPREME COURT, OFFICIALS IN STATE AFTER STATE AFTER STATE RESPONDED BY ENACTING VOTING RESTRICTIONS TARGETED AT AFRICAN-AMERICANS, POOR PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE AND OTHER GROUPS OF CITIZENS WHO DON’T TRADITIONALLY VOTE REPUBLICAN. LITERALLY DAYS AFTER THAT SUPREME COURT DECISION STATE OFFICIALS SAID, WOW! WE NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT HARDER FOR OUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS TO VOTE AND THEY MOVED VERY, VERY QUICKLY WITH RESTRICTIVE VOTING RIGHTS LAWS. AND THAT WAS — THE SITUATION WAS CREATED BY ONCE AGAIN A 5-4 VOTE BY A CONSERVATIVE SUPREMEj COURT. AND JUST THIS YEAR, JUST THIS YEAR, WE SAW THE SUPREME COURT RULE AGAINST UNIONS IN A REALLY OUTRAGEOUS DECISION IN THE JANUS CASE DESIGNED TO WEAKEN THE ABILITY OF WORKERS, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES TO NEGOTIATE FAIR CONTRACTS. JUST THIS YEAR WE SAW THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MUSLIM BAN AND OTHER IMPORTANT PIECES OF LEGISLATION. THIS IS ALREADY A SUPREME COURT THAT GIVEN THE OPTION WILL RULE AS THEY HAVE TIME AND TIME AGAIN OFTEN BY A 5-4 VOTE IN FAVOR OF CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHY AGAINST WORKING PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO UNDERMINE CIVIL RIGHTS VOTING RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. WHO ARE EDGING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO RULING THAT A PERSON’S RELIGIOUS BELIEFS SHOULD EXEMPT THEM FROM FOLLOWING CIVIL RIGHTS THE LANDMARK DECISION THAT PROTECTS A WOMAN’S RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY TO CONTROL HER OWN BODY. AND HE RESPONDED TO THAT QUESTION AND I QUOTE, WELL, IF WE PUT ANOTHER TWO OR PERHAPS THREE JUSTICES ON, THAT’S REALLY WHAT’S GOING TO BE. THAT WILL HAPPEN. AND THAT WILL HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY IN MY OPINION BECAUSE I AM PUTTING PRO LIFE JUSTICES ON THE COURT. END OF QUOTE. THAT’S DONALD TRUMP DURING THE CAMPAIGN. ON A SEPARATE OCCASION AS MANY MAY RECALLS A TRUMP SUGGESTED THAT WOMEN WHO HAVE ABORTIONS ARE — SHOULD BE PUNISHED. SO I HAVE VERY LITTLE DOUBT THAT WHILE HE MAY EVADE THE QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT HE WANTS TO OVERTURN ROE v.WADE, HAVE ZERO DOUBT THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN APPOINTED BY DONALD TRUMP UNLESS THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE WILL DO. Mr. PRESIDENT, AS WE ALL KNOW, PLMP PUT FORTH A — PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT FORTH A LIST OF 25 POTENTIAL JUSTICES. ALL OF WHOM WERE HAND PICKED BY THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY. THESE TWO EXTREME RIGHT WINGED GROUPS CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE, QUOTE, NO IDEA, END QUOTE, HOW ANY OF THE PEOPLE ON THAT LIST WOULD RULE ON ROE v.WADE. BUT OVERRULING ROE HAS BEEN A REPUBLICAN DREAM FOR 40 YEARS. PLEASE DO NOT INSULT OUR INTELLIGENCE BY SUGGESTING THAT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT ANY OF THESE CANDIDATES COULD SECRETLY SUPPORT A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CONTROL HER OWN BODY. THAT WILL NOT BE THE CASE. SO THAT BRINGS US TO JUDGE KAVANAUGH. MR. PRESIDENT, YOU MAY REMEMBER LAST YEAR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS SUED BY AN UNDOCUMENTED TEENAGE GIRL. THEY WERE KEEPING IN DETENTION IN TEXAS. SHE DISCOVERED SHE WAS PREGNANT WHILE IN DETENTION AND TRIED TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION. JUDGE KAVANAUGH WANTED TO FORCE HER TO DELAY THE PROCEEDINGS PRESUMABLY UNTIL IT WAS NO LONGER LEGAL UNDER TEXAS LAW FOR HER TO OBTAIN AN ABORTION IN THAT STATE. WHEN HE WAS OVERRULED BY THE FULL D.C. CIRCUIT, HE COMPLAINED THAT IN A DEFENSE THAT HIS COLLEAGUES WERE CREATING A RIGHT TO, QUOTE, ABORTION ON DEMAND, END QUOTE. DOES THAT SOUND LIKE SOMEONE WHO IS GOING TO STRIKE DOWN STATE LAWS THAT CREATE UNDUE BARRIERS TO ABORTION ACCESS? OR DOES IT SOUND LIKE SOMEBODY WHO HAD NO PROBLEM WITH FORCING A TEENAGE GIRL TO CARRY A PREGNANCY TO TERM. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER CASE PERCOLATING OUT OF TEXAS WHICH COULD HAVE EVEN GRAVER CONSEQUENCES FOR TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. STATE OF TEXAS AND 17 OTHER REPUBLICAN STATES HAVE SUED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CLAIMING THAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE UNDER DONALD TRUMP AGREES WITH THEM. NOW WHILE I DO NOT KNOW HOW JUDGE KAVANAUGH WOULD RULE ON THIS CASE, NOBODY COULD OF COURSE KNOW THAT, I WILL NOTE THAT IN ANOTHER CASE ABOUT THE ACA HE SUGGESTED THAT THE PRESIDENT COULD SIMPLY REFUSE TO ENFORCE LAWS THAT HE DEEMS UNCONSTITUTIONAL REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE COURTS SAY. WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH HERE IS LITERALLY A LIFE AND DEATH DECISION — REGARDING THE ISSUE OF WHETHER YOU HAVE TODAY –>>ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. THIS COUNTRY ELECTED AN EXTREME CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION. AND THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY BELIEVE.>>>A LIVE LOOK IN BELGIUM RIGHT NOW WHERE WORLD LEADERS ARE GETTING SOME SORT OF ARTISTIC SHOW RIGHT HERE. CALLING THIS BALLOON WOMAN AS SHE PUTS ON THE AERIAL SHOW RIGHT NOW. INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE CENTER WITH FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP. THEY WILL BE HAVING A DINNER IN SHORT WHILE. HI, EVERYBODY. BRINGING YOU THE TOP STORIES AND ACROSS THE WORLD AND RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA. HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT WEDNESDAY. EVERYBODY, ALL RIGHT, COMING UP NEXT WE WILL TAKE YOU OUT TO NEW YORK RIGHT NOW AND LISTEN TO GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO THERE IN NEW YORK. HE IS URGING STATE SENATORS THERE TO TAKE UP A REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT THAT HE HAS INITIATING. LET’S LISTEN INTO THIS ON NEWS NOW.>>>ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. THIS COUNTRY ELECTED AN EXTREME CONSERVATIVE ADMINISTRATION. AND THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND THEY ARE EXECUTING METHODICALLY THEIR WORLD VIEW. REPORTER SAID TO ME WHY CALL THEM EXTREME CONSERVATIVE. TWO RINSE ONE THEY ARE EXTREME AND NUMBER TWO THEY ARE CONSERVATIVE. EXTREME CONSERVATIVE BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE A CONSERVATIVE VIEW BUT THEY WANT TO TAKE THEIR CONSERVATIVE VIEW AND IMPOSE IT ON US. THEY HAVE A CONSERVATIVE VIEW OF WHAT LIFESTYLE IS RIGHT. WHAT SEXUALITY IS RIGHT. WHAT A WOMAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO WITH HER BODY. WHO SHOULD BE AN IMMIGRANT TO THE UNITED STATES. WHAT RELIGION IS RIGHT. THEY HAVE THE WORLD VIEW. FINE. GOD BLESS AMERICA. THAT IS AMERICA. EVERYBODY HAS THEIR WORLD VIEW BUT THEY WANT TO TAKE THEIR WORLD VIEW AND THEN IMPOSE IT ON EVERYONE ELSE. WHICH BY THE WAY IS TOTALLY HYPOCRITEICAL FOR A CONSERVATIVE TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY WAS ABOUT LIMITED GOVERNMENT AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND STATE RIGHTS AND SMALL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. PUT — PUT THAT ON ITS HEAD. SMALL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNTIL THEY ARE IN CHARGE AND THEN THEY WANT A LARGE MUSCULAR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TELL YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LIFE AND LEAD YOUR LIFE AND WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN AND WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR BODY. IT’S SHOCKING AS A NEW YORKER BECAUSE EVERYTHING THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IS REPUGNANT TO WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE. NOT JUST POLITICALLY BUT JUST AS A BODY OF PEOPLE IN THIS STATE. YOU WANT TO BE AGAINST IMMIGRATION, YOU ARE TALKING TO THE WRONG STATE. WE ARE THE STATE OF IMMIGRANTS. YOU WANT TO BE AGAINST IMMIGRATION UNLESS YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE YOU ARE AN IMMIGRANT. AND YOU WANT TO TELL US — YOU WANT TO TELL US THAT IMMIGRATION IS NOT A STRENGTH AND THAT DIVERSITY SANTA STRENGTH? IT’S WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE BELIEVE. THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT THE LGBTQ LIFESTYLE IS APPROPRIATE. THAT’S THEIR BELIEF. SO THE FIRST — ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY DID WHEN THEY CAME INTO THE ADMINISTRATION IS SAID ALL TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OUT OF THE MILITARY REGARDLESS OF SERVICE, REGARDLESS OF MERIT. YOU ARE OUT BECAUSE THEY DON’T BELIEVE IT. THEY DON’T HAVE EMPATHY FOR POOR PEOPLE. THEY DON’T HAVE EMPATHY FOR WORKING FAMILY PEOPLE. AND THEY ARE AGAINST THE MINIMUM WAGE. WE BELIEVE, WE HELP PEOPLE ON THEIR WAY UP THE LADDER AND RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15. THE HIGHEST IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND WE ARE PROUD OF IT BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN IT. THEY ARE NO FRIEND TO THE MIDDLE CLASS, THAT’S WHY THEY DID A TAX CUT PLAN THAT GAVE 80% CUT TO 1% AND WE DID THE EXACT OPPOSITE. WE BELIEVE THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE THE ONES TAKING IT ON THE SKIN AND THAT’S WHY WE CUT TAXES TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1947. FIRST STATE IN THE NATION TO PROVIDE FREE COLLEGE SITUATION FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES. BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THEY ARE THE ONES WHO ARE STRUGGLING. THEY BELIEVE THAT YOU RUN THE ECONOMY AND WHATEVER HAPPENS TO THE ENVIRONMENT HAPPENS TO THE ENVIRONMENT. WE BELIEVE YOU CAN GROW AN ECONOMY AND PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WE DID IN THIS STATE. WE PROTECTED THE ENVIRONMENT MORE AGGRESSIVELY THAN EVER BEFORE. AND WE HAVE THE STRONGEST ECONOMY AS — THAN EVER BEFORE, 8 MILLION PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS IN THIS STATE, HIGHEST NUMBER OF JOBS EVER. AND THEN THEY ARE PRO LIFE. THEY ARE PRO LIFE. THEY ARE NOW GOING THROUGH A CHARADE OF THESE HEARINGS WHERE THEY WILL SAY THAT DEMOCRATS — YOU PROVE WHERE KAVANAUGH SAID HE WOULD ROLL BACK ROE v.WADE. AND THAT WILL BE THE CHARADE OF THE HEARING. YOU KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE A SENATOR? FIRST WITNESS I WOULD CALL. PRESIDENT TRUMP. AND I WOULD PUT HIM IN THE CHAIR AND I WOULD SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP, IS IT TRUE YOU SAID 57 TIMES IF YOU WERE ELECTED YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO NOMINATE PRO LIFE JUDGES TO THE SUPREME COURT WHO WOULD ROLL BACK ROE v.WADE? SO WERE YOU TELLING THE TRUTH THEN? OR ARE YOU OBFUSCATING THE TRUTH NOW? KAVANAUGH IS A PRO LIFE JUDGE AND HE IS GOING TO ROLL BACK ROE v.WADE. THAT’S WHY THEY NOMINATED HIM. THAT’S WHY THEY PUT OUT THAT LIST OF 25 GOOD CONSERVATIVES TO MAKE ALL OF THE CONSERVATIVE SIGN OFF THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A PRO LIFE JUDGE. WHY DID THEY DO IT? BECAUSE ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES AND WE ELECTED A PRO LIFE PRESIDENT. AND THEY SAID, WE WERE GOING TO ELECT A PRO LIFE AGENDA. ROLL BACK ROE v.WADE. THIS IS SUCH AN UNBELIEVABLE CONCEPT THAT IT’S HARD TO GET YOUR HEAD AROUND. ROE v.WADE WAS 1973. 1973. THEY WANT TO ROLL BACK TO BEFORE 1973. AND YOU HAVE A WHOLE GENERATION OF WOMEN AND MEN WHO DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT THIS WAS EVER AN ISSUE. MY DAUGHTERS ARE IN THEIR 20s. THEY WERE BORN IN THE 90s. THIS WAS DECIDED IN 1973. MY DAUGHTERS JUST ASSUMED THAT THIS IS THEIR RIGHT. CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THERE IS REALLY A QUESTION OF WHETHER OR NOT THEY CAN CONTROL THEIR OWN HEALTH CARE. I SAID TO MY DAUGHTERS WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU GOT THAT RIGHT FROM? ONE OF MY DAUGHTERS SAID IT MUST BE IN THE CONSTITUTION. NO, IT’S NOT. IT’S NOT! IT’S NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION. IT’S NOT IN THE BIBLE. IT’S NOT IN GOD GIVEN RIGHT. IT WAS IN THAT COURT CASE ROE v.WADE AND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING IS IF YOU ARE OVERTURN ROE v.WADE, YOU LOSE THAT RIGHT. MY DAUGHTERS SAID YOU CAN’T BE RIGHT. YERK I’M THE GOVERNOR. I’M RIGHT! YES, I’M THE GOVERNOR, I’M RIGHT! IT IS THAT INCONCEIVABLE TO THEM. THEY WOULD NEVER DO THAT. YES, THEY ARE DOING IT. THEY ARE DOING IT. DON’T TELL ME WHAT THEY WON’T DO. THEY HAVE CROSSED THE LINE ON THINGS THAT YOU WOULDN’T DO. YOU WOULDN’T SEPARATE A FAMILY FROM YOUNG CHILDREN. YOU WOULD NEVER DO THAT, WOULD YOU? THAT’S WHAT THEY DID. YOU WOULD NOT MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO RE-UNITE THE FAMILY AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE TOLD YOU TO. THAT’S WHAT THEY DID. YES, THEY WILL ROLL BACK ROE v.WADE. AND BY THE WAY, THEY THEN HAVE TWO OPTIONS. THEY CAN ROLL IT BACK AND LEAVE IT TO THE STATE LAW, OR THEY CAN ROLL IT BACK AND SAY, IT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL PERIOD. FOR ANY STATE. OH, THEY WOULD NEVER DO THAT. OH, NO, MY FRIENDS. LET’S RECOGNIZE THE REALITY THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH. THEY HAVE CROSSED THAT LINE AND THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. ROLLING BACK ROE v.WADE IS SO RADICAL AN IDEA THAT THE REPUBLICANS SENATE WHICH HAS BEEN REFUSING TO PASS A PRO CHOICE LAW IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THEIR EXCUSE FOR YEARS HAS BEEN WELL, WE HAVE ROE v.WADE. WE DON’T NEED A NEW YORK STATE LAW. WE HAVE ROE v.WADE. AND NO ONE WOULD EVER TRY TO OVERTURN ROE v.WADE. THAT’S THE NEW YORK STATE REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT. THAT WAS IMPLAUSIBLE THAT ROE v.WADE. NOW, IT WAS JUST AN EXCUSE BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS REPUBLICAN SENATORS HAVE HAD IT BOTH WAYS. THEY TALKED TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD. AND THEY CLOSED THEIR OFFICE DOOR AND THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS SAID WELL, I’M PRO CHOICE. AND IF THAT BILL COMES UP, DON’T WORRY, I WILL BE PRO CHOICE. AND THEN THEY GO TO ANOTHER GROUP AND THEY SAY, I WOULD NEVER VOTE FOR A PRO CHOICE BILL. THEY WON’T PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR. THEY WON’T ALLOW A VOTE. WHY? BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO BE COUNTED ON THE ISSUE. THEY DON’T WANT TO MAKE SENATORS SAY, SUPPORT OR OPPOSE. THEY WANT TO HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. AND THAT’S WHAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR YEARS. AND THEY COULD HIDE BEHIND DON’T WORRY, WE HAVE ROE v.WADE. NOW WE DON’T HAVE ROE v.WADE. AND THIS IS A NEW FRIGHTENING WORLD THAT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR. AND WE HAVE TO DO WHAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN TELLING US TO DO. STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK. WE DON’T GET SCARED. WE DON’T RUN. AND THAT’S NOT WHO WE ARE AS NEW YORKERS. AND NEW YORK LEADS THE WAY. WE ALWAYS HAVE, WE ALWAYS WILL.>>SO THAT WAS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO THERE FROM NEW YORK MAKING SOME COMMENTS THERE ON PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPREME COURT JUSTICE NOMINEE. AND TALKING ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT THAT HE IS TRYING TO PUSH LOCALLY IN NEW YORK. WE WILL BE BACK HERE, MORE NEWS NOW, EVERYBODY, COMING UP NEXT. WE WILL HAVE VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE LIVE IN KANSAS NEXT.>>>AND WELCOME EVERYONE TO “NEWS NOW.” 11:00 HERE IN ARIZONA. MIKE PACHE HERE. WELCOME TO “NEWS NOW.” BRINGING YOU TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY. SENATORS IS CONTINUING TO DEBATE RIGHT NOW. TALKING ABOUT BRETT KAVANAUGH. THEY’LL BE CONTINUING TO TALK ABOUT THAT. WE’RE TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT BELGIUM RIGHT NOW, AT THE SITE OF THE NATO MEETING. SEEING MANY WORLD LEADERS THEREIN INCLUDING OUR VERY OWN PRESIDENT TRUMP AND FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP. WE’LL CONTINUE TO CHECK IN WITH THAT. IF THEY MAKE ANY STATEMENTS, WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU RIGHT HERE ON “NEWS NOW.” NOW WE ARE GOING TO TAKE YOU OUT TO KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, WHERE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE IS SPEAKING. [ APPLAUSE ]>>PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISED TO ENFORCE OUR LAWS AND SECURE OUR BORDERS. HE’S SIGNED THE BIGGEST FUNDING INCREASE FOR BORDER SECURITY IN NEARLY A DECADE, AND HE SECURED FUNDING TO BEGIN BUILDING THAT WALL. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] $1.6 BILLION, WE’VE GOT IT STARTED. WHEN WIT COMES TO THE WALL, WE’RE GOING TO BUILD IT ALL. DON’T YOU DOUBT IT FOR A MINUTE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND AS ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLLY JUST SAID SO ELOQUENTLY, TO UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW, OUR PRESIDENT PROMISED TO APPOINT STRONG CONSERVATIVES TO OUR FEDERAL COURTS AT EVERY LEVEL. LAST YEAR, PRESIDENT TRUMP SET A RECORD FOR THE MOST COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES CONFIRMED IN A SINGLE YEAR OF AN ADMINISTRATION IN AMERICAN HISTORY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND THEY’RE ALL CONSERVATIVE MEN AND WOMEN. AND THAT DOESN’T EVEN COUNT JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH ON THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND WE — WE ALL SAW THAT BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH. THE PRESIDENT SAID IT WELL. JUDGE KAVANAUGH IS A MAN OF IMPECCABLE CREDENTIALS, AND A PROVEN COMMITMENT. IN A RECORD OF MORE THAN 300 CASES, JUDGE KAVANAUGH HAS A RECORD, A RECORD OF COMMITMENT TO LIMITED GOVERNMENT, TO FEDERALISM, TO THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. JUDGE KAVANAUGH IS A PRINCIPLED JURIST WHO WILL INTERPRET THE CONSTITUTION AS WRITTEN, AND NOT LEGISLATE FROM THE BENCH. JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH DESERVES THE SUPPORT OF EVERY MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SO IT’S BEEN PROMISES MADE AND PROMISES KEPT, ABOUT STRENGTH, ABOUT SECURITY, ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW. BUT IT’S ALSO ABOUT JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY. SINCE DAY ONE, I FIGURE YOU’VE NOTICED, THIS PRESIDENT’S BEEN KEEPING HIS PROMISE TO GET THIS ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN. WE’VE FOCUSED ON STRENGTHENING THE GREAT AMERICAN ECONOMY. STRENGTHEN BALANCE SHEET OF FAMILIES AND OUR FACTORIES AND FARMERS. THIS PRESIDENT PROMISED TO ROLL BACK THE HEAVY HAND OF GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED MORE BILLS ROLLING BACK FEDERAL RED TAPE THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE YEAR. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] NOW, SOME OF YOU REMEMBER BACK ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL, THE PRESIDENT SAID, LOOK, WE’RE GOING TO REPEAL TWO FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR EVERY NEW FEDERAL RULE PUT ON THE BOOKS. WE ACTUALLY HAVEN’T DONE THAT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACTUALLY REPEALED 22 FEDERAL REGULATIONS FOR EVERY NEW FEDERAL RULE ON THE BOOK. WE HAVE FREED UP AMERICAN FREE ENTERPRISE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WE ALSO DELIVERED A MAJOR VICTORY FOR KANSAS AND MISSOURI FARMERS AND RANCHERS WHEN WE REPEALED THAT PARTICULAR REGULATION. IF YOU REMEMBER THE STREAM BUFFER RULE IN THE WATERS OF THE USA IS GONE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] IT’S ABOUT PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS. THIS PRESIDENT ALSO PROMISED TO UNLEASH AMERICAN ENERGY TO GET THIS ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN. WE APPROVED THE KEYSTONE AND DAKOTA PIPELINE, HE ROLLED BACK THE CLEAN POWER PLAN, AND PRESIDENT TRUMP PUT AMERICA FIRST WHEN HE WITHDREW THE UNITED STATES FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND THIS PRESIDENT’S GOT A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR AMERICA’S FARMER. HE PROMISED TO DELIVER FOR OUR FARMERS AND RANCHERS AND PRODUCERS JUST LIKE YOU-ALL DELIVER FOR US EVERY DAY. FIRST AND FOREMOST, MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. IN THIS CONGRESS, WE’RE GOING TO GET THE FARM BILL DONE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WE’RE WORKING TIRELESSLY WITH LEADERS IN CONGRESS, ESPECIALLY THE GREAT KANSAS SENATOR PAT ROBERTS, TO PASS A MULTI-YEAR FARM BILL THAT’S GOING TO PROVIDE RURAL AMERICA AND ALL OF OUR FARMERS, RANCHERS AND PRODUCERS THE LONG-TERM CERTAINTY YOU NEED IN UNCERTAIN TIMES. OUR PRESIDENT IS GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR TRADE DEALS THAT ARE FREE AND FAIR AND RECIPROCAL AND ARE A WIN FOR AMERICANS IN THE CITY AND ON THE FARM. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO TELL MY CROWDS OUT HERE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICAN, WE’VE TAKEN ACTION TO LOWER TRADE BARRIERS FOR AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS ALREADY. TO SEND AMERICAN BEEF TO BRAZIL. IN FACT, WE’RE SENDING AMERICAN BEEF TO CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 13 YEARS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THE OPEN MARKETS FOR AMERICAN PORK IN ARGENTINA AND WE’RE OPENING MARKETS TO AMERICAN POULTRY IN SOUTH KOREA. AND I’M HERE TO TELL YOU, WE ARE MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ON RENEGOTIATING THE NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IN A WAY THAT PUTS AMERICA FIRST. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP, WE’RE STANDING UP TO COUNTRIES THAT HAVE FOR TOO LONG BENEFITED BY ACCESS TO THE AMERICAN MARKET WITHOUT GIVING RECIPROCAL ACCESS TO THEIR MARKETS. COUNTRIES IN PARTICULAR LIKE CHINA HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE DAYS — THE DAYS OF DISPROPORTIONATE AND IMBALANCED TRADE RELATIONSHIP FOR THE UNITED STATES IS COMING TO AN END. [ APPLAUSE ] PRESIDENT’S TAKEN A STRONG STAND WITH CHINA, WITH OTHER TRADING PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLD WHO HAVE BEEN FRANKLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IMBALANCED TRADE DEALS AND ALSO OUR VALUABLE TECHNOLOGIES. AS WE SAW THE PRESIDENT MAKE CLEAR FROM EUROPE TODAY, THIS ADMINISTRATION WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING FOR ACCESS FOR AMERICAN GOODS AROUND THE WORLD AND WE WILL ALWAYS FIGHT FOR AMERICAN FARMERS TO BE ABLE TO EXPORT WHAT WE GROW AND RAISE AROUND THE PLANET. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW IF YOU SAW IT. PRESIDENT ACTUALLY TWEETED TODAY FROM BRUSSELS. [ LAUGHTER ] ACTUALLY SAID HE’S OVER AT A NATO MEETING. YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD. BUT HIS WORDS WERE “I’M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT OUR FARMERS.” AND HE WAS. [ APPLAUSE ] PRESIDENT SAID THIS MORNING, SOYBEANS FELL 50% FROM 2012 TO OUR ELECTION. FARMERS HAVE BEEN DOING POORLY FOR 15 YEARS. HE WROTE OTHER COUNTRY’S TRADE BARRIERS AND TARIFFS HAVE BEEN DESTROYING THEIR BUSINESSES. BUT AS THE PRESIDENT PROMISED, WE’RE GOING TO OPEN THINGS UP. BETTER THAN EVER BEFORE. WE’RE GOING TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR OUR FARMERS AND AS THE PRESIDENT SAID, AMERICA WILL WIN THAT FIGHT. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND SO WILL AMERICAN FARMERS. DON’T DOUBT IT. SO WE MADE INCREDIBLE PROGRESS. INCREDIBLE PROGRESS IN THIS ECONOMY. OF COURSE WHAT BRINGS US ALL HERE TODAY IS THAT ONE BIG PROMISE THE PRESIDENT MADE THAT HE KEPT RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THIS PRESIDENT PROMISED TO CUT TAXES ACROSS THE BOARD FOR WORKING FAMILIES, BUSINESSES, FAMILY FARMERS. AND RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CONSERVATIVE LEADERS FROM MISSOURI AND KANSAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED THE LARGEST TAX CUTS AND TAX REFORM IN AMERICAN HISTORY. THAT’S PROMISES MADE, AND PROMISES KEPT. [ APPLAUSE ] WE CUT TAXES FOR WORKING FAMILIES. THE TYPICAL FAMILY OF FOUR IN KANSAS AND MISSOURI WE ESTIMATE IS GOING TO SAVE ABOUT $2,200 A YEAR ON YOUR TAXES. WE CUT TAXES FOR BUSINESSES, LARGE AND SMALL, SO THAT BUSINESSES IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS CAN COMPETE AND WIN AGAINST BUSINESSES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD AND CREATE JOBS RIGHT HERE IN THE USA. [ APPLAUSE ] NOT ONLY DID WE CUT TAXES ON INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES, BUT IF YOU DIDN’T NOTICE IT, WE ALSO CUT OUT THE CORNERSTONE OF OBAMACARE, THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE TAX IS GONE. [ APPLAUSE ] WE ALSO GAVE AMERICA’S FARMERS HISTORIC TAX RELIEF ELIMINATING THE DEATH TAX FOR NEARLY EVERY AMERICAN FARMER SO MISSOURI AND KANSAS FAMILIES CAN STAY ON THE FARM AND KEEP THE FARM IN THE FAMILY. [ APPLAUSE ] IN FACT — IN FACT, AND THIS DOESN’T GET AS MUCH NOTICE, BUT IT’S A BIG DEAL ON THE FARM WHERE YOU SUPER THE BIG INPUT COSTS BEING IN PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE. WE MADE IT EASIER FOR FARMERS ACROSS MISSOURI AND KANSAS TO BE ABLE TO CREATE JOBS AND PROSPER BY ALLOWING THEM TO IMMEDIATELY DEDUCT 100% OF THE COST OF NEW EQUIPMENT SO THEY CAN EXPAND OPERATIONS AND GROW THEIR ENTERPRISE. [ APPLAUSE ] WHEN YOU ADD UP ALL THESE TAX CUTS, A TYPICAL FARMHOUSE HOLD IN AMERICA IS GOING TO SAVE ABOUT $4,000 ON THEIR TAXES EVERY YEAR. IT’S REALLY AMAZING. [ APPLAUSE ] AND THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE IMPACT THESE TAX CUTS HAVE HAD ON THEIR ECONOMY, IT’S ECONOMY AND THE DEREGULATION, THE COMMITMENT TO AMERICAN ENERGY HAS RESULTED IN AMERICA COMING ROARING BACK. BUSINESSES LARGE AND SMALL HAVE CREATED NEARLY 3.7 NEW GOOD PAYING JOBS INCLUDING 61,600 JOBS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS ALONE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SINCE INAUGURATION DAY, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN KANSAS CITY HAS DROPPED BY 20%. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THE PRESIDENT AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN DREAM SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR EVERY AMERICAN REGARDLESS OF RACE OR CREED OR BACKGROUND. AND I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD AND NEITHER COULD THE PRESIDENT THAT WE HAVE SET HISTORIC RECORDS IN LOW UNEMPLOYMENT FOR HISPANIC AMERICANS AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THE AMERICAN DREAM IS WORKING FOR EVERYBODY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] TODAY I WAS JUST TOLD WALKING IN THAT THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IS ACTUALLY AT A 44-YEAR LOW. [ APPLAUSE ] NOW, NONE OF THIS HAPPENED BY ACCIDENT. IT’S A RESULT OF LEADERSHIP. IT’S A RESULT OF A PRESIDENT, PARTNERS IN THE CONGRESS WILLING TO STAND WITH US TO PUT COMMON SENSE AMERICAN PRINCIPLES OF JOBS AND GROWTH INTO PRACTICE. I MEAN, WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A GREAT AMERICAN COMEBACK BECAUSE YOU ELECTED A PRESIDENT, AND ELECTED MAJORITIES IN THE CONGRESS THAT HAVE BEEN DELIVERING FOR THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA AND DELIVERING FOR OUR ECONOMY. MORE THAN 6 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED BONUSES AND PAY RAISES AND BIGGER BENEFITS. IN FACT, I HEARD THAT OVER 66,000 WORKERS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED A PAY RAISE OR A BONUS. THAT’S REAL RESULTS THAT IMPACT FAMILIES. LIKE WHEN KANSAS CITY’S OWN HOSTESS GAVE ITS WORKERS A BONUS AFTER THE TAX CUTS. $500 IN EXTRA CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THEIR RETIREMENT. AND FREE SNACKS FOR A YEAR. LET’S HEAR IT FOR HOSTESS, EVERYBODY. [ APPLAUSE ] THE TRUTH IS, WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED BECAUSE THESE TAX CUTS ARE GOING TO KEEP SPURRING MORE GROWTH. WORKING FAMILIES IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS CAN EXPECT TO SEE THEIR SALARIES INCREASE BY NEARLY $4,000 A YEAR IN THE YEARS AHEAD WHEN ALL THESE TAX CUTS TAKE EFFECT. YOU TALK ABOUT THESE BONUSES, YOU TALK ABOUT PEOPLE AT THE END OF LAST YEAR, YOU HEARD ABOUT HOW MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE PASSING OUT MORE THAN 5 MILLION AMERICANS GOT LIKE A $1,000 BONUS RIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. THAT’S KIND OF GREAT NEWS. NOT EVERYBODY AGREES. [ LAUGHTER ] YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THAT THE PERSON WHO WANTS TO BE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AGAIN, NANCY PELOSI, [ BOOING ] THE DEMOCRAT LEADER NANCY PELOSI ACTUALLY SAID THAT A $1,000 BONUS FOR WORKING AMERICANS AT THE END OF LAST YEAR WAS NOTHING MORE THAN CRUMBS. [ LAUGHTER ] KAREN AND I, WE COME FROM THE JOSEPH A. BANKS WING OF THE WEST WING OF THE WHITE HOUSE. THE TWO FOR ONE SALE WING. YOU KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT? QUITE HONESTLY, WHEN OUR KIDS WERE REAL LITTLE BACK IN INDIANA, WE HAD A TERM FOR ANOTHER THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MY PAYCHECK AT THE END OF THE YEAR THAT WE WEREN’T EXPECTING. CHRISTMAS. AM I RIGHT? [ APPLAUSE ] THAT’S REAL RESULTS. LET ME SAY FROM MY HEART TO ALL OF YOU, ANY LEADER THAT SAYS THAT IS CRUMBS IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND SHOULD NEVER LEAD THE AMERICAN ECONOMISTS AGAIN. [ APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER THE LAST TIME THE LIBERALS RAN THE CONGRESS, BUT LYNN AND I DO. WE WERE THERE. I MEAN, LITERALLY, WE SAW INSTEAD OF CUTTING TAXES, THEY WERE RAISING TAXES. INSTEAD OF INCREASING MILITARY SPENDING, THEY WERE CUTTING MILITARY SPENDING. THEY TRIED TO PASS CAP AND TRADE. THEY GAVE US THE OBAMACARE NIGHTMARE. THEY BUILT AN ECONOMY THAT LEFT ALL THE REST OF US BEHIND. AS A FRIEND OF MINE SAID NOT LONG AGO, THESE AREN’T YOUR PARENTS’ LIBERALS ANYMORE. THE TRUTH IS THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS GONE FARTHER TO THE LEFT THAN EVER BEFORE. YOU NEED TO LOOK ONLY AT MISSOURI SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL FOR PROOF OF THAT. THE HARD WORKING CITIZENS OF MISSOURI DESERVE TO KNOW THAT — AND KANSAS FOR THAT MATTER — Y’ALL DESERVE TO KNOW THAT EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT IN CONGRESS VOTED AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TAX CUTS. EVERY SINGLE ONE. AND STANDING HERE IN MISSOURI, THE PEOPLE OF STATE DESERVE TO KNOW WHEN IT CAME TIME TO CUT YOUR TAXES, SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL VOTED NO. WHEN IT CAME TIME TO ELIMINATING THE DEATH TAX FOR VIRTUALLY EVERY FAMILY FARM AND CUTTING TAXES ON MISSOURI SMALL BUSINESSES, CLAIRE McCASKILL VOTED NO. IT’S NOT JUST TAX CUTS. TIME AND AGAIN, CLAIRE McCASKILL HAS VOTED KNOW ON THE POLICIES THAT MISSOURI SUPPORTS AND MISSOURI NEEDS. WHEN THE TIME CAME TO REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE, AND EVEN WHEN THE TIME CAME TO EMPOWER MISSOURI TO PROTECT THE UNBORN AND DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD, CLAIRE McCASKILL VOTED NO EVERY SINGLE TIME. IN FACT, WHEN THE PRESIDENT’S FIRST NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT CAME BEFORE THE SENATE LAST YEAR, SHE JOINED SCHUMER AND VOTED NO ON NEIL GORSUCH. ON MONDAY, THERE WERE MANY DEMOCRATIC SENATORS THAT REJECTED THE PRESIDENT’S NOMINEE BEFORE JUDGE KAVANAUGH WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED. THIS IS THE KIND OF OBSTRUCTION THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] THE TRUTH IS, THE CHOICE BEFORE SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL IS WHETHER SHE’S GOING TO STAND WITH CHUCK SCHUMER AND HER OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY OR STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI AND SUPPORT THE MOST QUALIFIED NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT IN THE COUNTRY. PUT POLITICS ASIDE. GIVE OUR NOMINEE A FAIR HEARING AND VOTE TO CONFIRM JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH AS THE NEWEST JUSTICE ON THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, BUT I THINK MISSOURI DESERVES BETTER. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] WHILE LIBERALS HAVE BEEN VOTING NO, I’M GLAD TO REPORT TO YOU THAT YOUR REPUBLICAN LEAD NERS THE CONGRESS AND THE HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE BEEN VOTING YES TO ADVANCE OUR AGENDA, THE AGENDA MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF FAMILIES ACROSS MISSOURI AND KANSAS. YOU HEARD FROM CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS. SHE NOT ONLY HELPED DRAFT THIS HISTORIC TAX CUT BILL, BUT SHE ALSO FIGHTS EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR KANSAS WORKING FAMILIES AND FARMERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES. GIVE HER ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I ALSO WANT TO TELL YOU WHY HE COULDN’T BE HERE WITH US TODAY. I WANT TO THANK A LEADER FROM THE KANSAS SIDE OF KANSAS CITY, HE’S A FIFTH GENERATION KANSAN. HE’S BEEN WORKING HARD. WORKING HARD TO ADVANCE THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA. HE’S A KID WHO LEARNED THE VALUES OF HARD WORK AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ON HIS FAMILY’S GRAIN AND LIVESTOCK FARM, AND HE’S TAKEN ALL OF THAT STRONG CHARACTER TO CAPITOL HILL. AND KANSAS IS STRONGER AND SAFER AND MORE PROSPEROUS BECAUSE CONGRESSMAN KEVIN YODER IS ON THE JOB. LET ME ALSO THANK THREE STRONG CONSERVATIVES. SENATOR JERRY MORAN OF KANSAS, SENATOR ROY BLUNT OF MISSOURI, TIRELESS CHAMPIONS FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND VETERANS AND JOB CREATORS. KANSAS AND MISSOURI. [ APPLAUSE ] LET ME ALSO THANK — THANK THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM KANSAS. SENATOR PAT ROBERTS PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN CRAFTING THE TAX CUT LEGISLATION. HE’S WORKING TIRELESSLY TO PASS A FARM BILL THAT’S GOING TO GIVE FARMERS AND RANCHERS THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO PROSPER IN THE YEARS AHEAD. THANK YOU, SENATOR ROBERTS. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, BUT I THINK IT’S TIME THAT WE GAVE THESE GREAT SENATORS HELPING MISSOURI AND KANSAS IN WASHINGTON, D.C., A LITTLE BIT MORE HELP. [ APPLAUSE ] I JUST KNOW MISSOURI’S GOING TO SEND ANOTHER STRONG CONSERVATIVE TO WASHINGTON, D.C., THIS FALL. [ APPLAUSE ] SO THANKS FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH. IT’S VERY HUMBLING FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO BE WITH YOU AND TO HAVE SO MANY OF YOU COME OUT IN THE MIDST OF A BUSY WEEK. IT REALLY DOES GIVE EVIDENCE OF THE SUPPORT THAT THE PRESIDENT AND I FEEL EVERY SINGLE DAY. YOU KNOW, I GET UP SOMETIMES IN THE MORNING AND I — I TURN ON THAT TELEVISION WITH A STICK. [ LAUGHTER ] NEVER QUITE KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO BE THERE, RIGHT? [ LAUGHTER ] TRAVELING ACROSS THIS COUNTRY OR READING MY MAIL EVERY DAY, WE SEE THE SUPPORT. AND THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT HAVE SUPPORTED THIS AGENDA SEE IT AS WELL. BUT I WANT TO LEAVE YOU HERE TODAY HOPEFULLY — HOPEFULLY NOT JUST — NOT JUST HAVING HEARD A SPEECH, BUT I HOPE YOU LEAVE HERE WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A BURDEN ON YOUR HEARTS. FOR ALL THAT WE’VE DONE BEFORE, I CAN TELL YOU, ALL THAT WE’VE DONE TO MAKE THIS NATION FOR SECURE, MORE PROSPEROUS, ALL THAT WE’VE DONE TO ADVANCE THE VALUES THAT MAKE THIS COUNTRY GREAT, THAT’S JUST WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS A GOOD START. WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AS WE CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THIS COUNTRY AT HOME AND ABROAD. AND SO I WANT TO CHALLENGE — [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SO I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE HERE TODAY, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD. EXERCISE ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS IN THIS PIVOTAL YEAR OF 2018. GO OUT AND TELL THE STORY OF RENEWAL TO YOUR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS. I MEAN, TELL THEM WHAT THEY DON’T HEAR ON MOST OF THEIR MAJOR CABLE NEWS STATIONS EVERY DAY. TELL THEM WHAT WE’VE BEEN ACCOMPLISHING AS AMERICANS AND ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IT’S MADE. I’LL ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT ALL THE TV SHOWS, ALL THE TALKING HEADS IN THE WORLD, ALL THE POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS ARE NOT TO BE COMPARED TO WHEN SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU AND RESPECTS YOU HEARS FROM YOU ABOUT WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM AND WHY YOU THINK IT SHOULD BE IMPORTANT IN THE DAYS AHEAD. SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET OUT THERE AND TALK TO YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR NEIGHBORS OVER A BACKYARD FENCE, AT YOUR PLACE OF WORK OR WORSHIP. JUST GO OUT AND TELL THEM. TELL THEM ABOUT THE REAL DIFFERENCE THAT THE LEADERSHIP YOU’VE BEEN SUPPORTING HAS BEEN MAKING. TELL THEM THE REAL STORY OF AMERICAN RENEWAL. I MEAN, TELL THEM WE CUT THEIR TAXES JUST LIKE WE SAID WE WOULD. [ APPLAUSE ] TELL THEM WE’RE RESTORING AMERICAN STRENGTH AT HOME AND ABROAD TO PROTECT THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR FREEDOM AND THE WORLD IS RESPECTING THE UNITED STATES ONCE AGAIN. GO TELL THEM. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. TELL THEM WE’RE PUTTING WASHINGTON BACK TO WORK FOR THEM. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. AND TELL THEM THE FORGOTTEN MEN AND WOMEN OF AMERICA ARE FORGOTTEN NO MORE. GO OUT AND TELL THEM THAT, BECAUSE IT IS THE GOD’S HONEST TRUTH. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] TELL THEM I TOLD YOU. [ LAUGHTER ] SAY I RAN INTO MIKE THE OTHER DAY, HE WAS IN KANSAS CITY. MAN, IT TOOK HIM A LONG TIME JUST TO GET THROUGH EVERYTHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DONE FOR THIS COUNTRY. AND WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED. [ APPLAUSE ] AND IN THESE TIMES OF — OF TOO MUCH DIVISION, OF WIDENING CHALLENGES AND UNKNOWABLE THREATS ABROAD, IF YOU’RE AT A MIND, ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO OUT AND TELL THE STORY, LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD, BE INVOLVED IN EVERY WAY AS CITIZENS THAT YOU CAN. IF YOU’RE SO INCLINED TO BOW THE HEAD AND BEND THE KNEE, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THAT, TOO. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] AND ON THIS ONE, YOU KNOW, I’M PROUD OF THE AGENDA WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO ADVANCE WITH THE PARTNERS ON CAPITOL HILL, STRONG SUPPORTERS AT THE STATE LEVEL ACROSS KANSAS AND MISSOURI. BUT ON THIS ONE, I’M NOT SO MUCH ASKING YOU TO PRAY FOR AN AGENDA, FOR AN OUTCOME OR A POLITICAL PARTY. LIKE WHAT PRESIDENT LINCOLN SAID IN A MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TIME IN THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF THIS NATION. HE WAS ASKED ONCE IF HE THOUGHT GOD WAS ON THE SIDE OF THE UNION ARMY. AND OUR 16th PRESIDENT SAID, YOU KNOW, I RATHER CONCERN MYSELF MORE WITH WHETHER WE’RE ON GOD’S SIDE THAN WHETHER GOD IS ON OUR SIDE. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] SO PRAY FOR AMERICA. PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA. AND WHEN YOU PRAY, WHEN YOU PRAY, PRAY WITH CONFIDENCE BECAUSE I’LL ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT THOSE ANCIENT WORD A MILLENNIA AGO SPEAK PARTICULARLY TO THESE DIVIDED TIMES IN WHICH WE LIVE. THAT IF HIS PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY HIS NAME WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, HE’LL DO LIKE HE’S ALWAYS DONE THROUGH THE LONG AND STORIED HISTORY OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY. AS THE GOOD BOOK SAYS, HE’LL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND HE’LL HEAL THIS LAND, THIS ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE, TO “NEWS NOW.” WE ARE SEEING RED DOW JONES DOWN 189 POINTS THERE. ROUGHLY 190 POINTS. WE’LL CONTINUE TO CHECK ON THAT AS IT GETS CLOSER TO THE FINAL HOUR OF TRADING THERE IN NEW YORK CITY. LOOKS LIKE IT’S A DEFINITE RED DAY THERE. STARTED IN THE RED AND CONTINUED TO BLEED MORE RED. HI, EVERYBODY. MIKE PACHE HERE. BRINGING YOU THE STOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA. WE JUST SAW VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WRAP UP IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS. NOW WE’RE GOING TO GO OUT TO D.C. RIGHT NOW AND HEAR FROM SOME DEMOCRATIC SENATORS. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT OBAMACARE, THE STATE OF OBAMACARE, AS WELL AS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH. YOU GUESSED IT, THEY DON’T CARE FOR HIM. >>– MY 6-YEAR-OLD IS HEALTHY TODAY. THERE’S NO GUARANTEE THAT EITHER OF MY CHILDREN WILL REMAIN THAT WAY, AND THE IDEA THAT MY FAMILY OR OTHERS COULD FACE BANKRUPTCY BECAUSE THIS PRESIDENT RETURNS US TO THE DAYS IN WHICH FAMILIES WOULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH CARE AND THEIR SAVINGS BECAUSE OF A DISEASE, BECAUSE OF A SICKNESS SICKENS ME. IT IS NOT COINCIDENCE THAT IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE NUMBER OF PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES IN THIS COUNTRY HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF. THAT IS BECAUSE VERY FEW FAMILIES IN THIS COUNTRY TODAY EXHAUST ALL OF THEIR SAVINGS AND FACE PERSONAL FINANCIAL RUIN BECAUSE OF A SICKNESS OR AN ILLNESS. PRIOR TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, OVER HALF OF ALL BANKRUPTCIES FOR FAMILIES IN THIS COUNTRY WAS CAUSED BY MEDICAL DEBT. NOW BECAUSE YOU CANNOT BE FORCED TO PAY MORE BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE CONDITIONS, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WHO ARE BEING SAVED, WHO CAN STILL MAKE THEIR FAMILIES WHOLE EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE DEALING WITH THIS RANGE OF DISEASE. PRESIDENT TRUMP WAKES UP EVERY SINGLE DAY TRYING TO THINK ABOUT NEW AND INNOVATIVE WAYS HE CAN DESTROY AMERICANS’ HEALTH CARE. WE LEARNED HE IS PULLING FUNDING FOR ACA OUTREACH AND TELLING THE REMAINING WORKERS THEY NEED TO PUSH AMERICANS INTO NO-BENEFIT JUNK PLANS, PLANS THAT WILL NOT REIMBURSE YOU WHEN YOU END UP WITH ONE OF THE DISEASES OR CONDITIONS ON THAT LIST. THE PRESIDENT IS ANGRY THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WON’T ALLOW CONGRESS TO UNWIND THE PROTECTIONS. HE IS TRYING TO RIG A SUPREME COURT SUCH THAT IT WILL STRIKE DOWN PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. HE HAS A CASE READY TO MOVE TO THE SUPREME COURT TO DO JUST THAT. IT’S AT THE DISTRICT COURT LEVEL TODAY. THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BROKEN PRECEDENT, WEIGHED IN WITH THE PLAINTIFFS ARGUING AGAINST EXISTING U.S. STATUTE, AND THEY ARE PLANNING TO ELEVATE THAT CASE TO THE SUPREME COURT. THEY WILL HAVE, IF TRUMP GETS THIS NOMINEE, A SUPREME COURT READY TO RULE AGAINST FAMILIES WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT JUDGE KAVANAUGH WILL RULE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT, IN FAVOR OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN TEXAS V. UNITED STATES IF THAT CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT. HE HAS GIVEN CLEAR SIGNALS ABOUT HIS FEELINGS ON THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. SENATOR MURRAY REFERENCED HIS NOVEL DISSENT IN AN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT CASE. IN SEVENTH SKY, A D.C. CIRCUIT COURT CASE, JUDGE KAVANAUGH DISSENTED WRITING THAT THE POWERS IN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT ARE, “ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL, HE PREDICTED THAT IT WAS NOT CHECKED BY THE COURTS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT USHER IN A SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITY WITH NO OBVIOUS PRINCIPLE LIMIT. IF ELEVATED TO THE SUPREME COURT, HE WILL BE THAT LIMIT. HE BE TAKE AWAY FROM FAMILIES PROTECTIONS AGAINST PREEXISTING CONDITION DISCRIMINATION. THAT IS PART OF THE REASON WHY THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY, WHY THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT HIS NOMINATION. BECAUSE THEY KNOW IF JUDGE KAVANAUGH GETS ON THIS COURT, THAT IS HIS BEST CHANCE TO UNWIND PROTECTIONS FROM PEOPLE SAVED FROM PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY BY THE PROTECTIONS IN FEDERAL LAW. AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO RALLY ALL OF AMERICA AGAINST THIS JUDGE AND AGAINST THIS NOMINATION. TODAY, MY 6-YEAR-OLD IS HEALTHY, BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT HE REMAINS THAT WAY. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROTECTIONS THAT CHARLIE AND HER FAMILY HAVE BEEN AFFORDED REMAIN THERE FOR MY FAMILY AND SO MANY OTHERS. WITH THAT, LET ME INTRODUCE THE SENATOR.>>THANK YOU, SENATOR MURPHY. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW. WE KNOW THAT ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE IS A TOP CONCERN FOR AMERICANS AROUND THIS COUNTRY IN EVERY STATE. LIKE REBECCA AND CHARLIE AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF OTHER OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS, A TOP CONCERN. WE SAW THAT IN A GALLOP POLL DONE NOT THAT LONG AGO. WE SAW IT IN A RECENT POLL BY THE KAISER FAMILY FOUNDATION WHICH TALKS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THOSE WHO WANT TO TAKE AWAY PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. THE POLL FOUND THAT 76% OF THE PUBLIC BELIEVES IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS, PEOPLE LIKE CHARLIE. PEOPLE THAT HAVE ONE OF THE CONDITIONS THAT YOU SEE HERE ON THIS BOARD. AND ANOTHER 15% OF AMERICANS SAY THAT IT’S IMPORTANT TO THEM AS WELL. THE IDEA THAT MAKING SURE INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN’T DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THEIR PRIOR MEDICAL HISTORY IS ON THE MINDS OF 90% OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC. FOLKS LIKE REBECCA’S FAMILY, BUT ALSO SOON TO BE MOMS WHO MAY BE HAVING THEIR FIRST CHILD. GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE ARTHRITIS. MOTION WHO HAVE M.S. YOU MAY HAVE A BROTHER OR SISTER-IN-LAW WITH PARKINSON’S. YOU MAY KNOW ONE OF THE AMERICANS WITH A PREEXISTING CONDITION WHO WOULD BE CHALLENGED AND THREATENED BY THIS POSITION. WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW? AS SENATOR SCHUMER SAID, HAVING LOST THIS DEBATE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO GO TO THE COURTS. WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE THEY FILED A CASE IN TEXAS. WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TOOK THE VERY UNUSUAL DECISION NOT TO DEFEND THE CURRENT LAW, BUT INSTEAD TO SUPPORT THE TEXAS LAWSUIT. NOW THEY HAVE THE TAILOR-MADE PROPOSED JUSTICE TO FINISH THE JOB FOR THEM IN JUDGE KAVANAUGH. HOW DO WE KNOW THAT? BECAUSE OF HIS WRITINGS. SENATOR MURRAY AND — HAS SAID AND SENATOR MURPHY. BECAUSE YOU DON’T GET ON THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION LIST AND THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY LIST UNTIL YOU PASSED PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LITMUS TEST. ONE OF THE KEY PROVISIONS OF THAT LITMUS TEST WAS TO FIND A JUDGE THEY WERE CONFIDENT WOULD OVERTURN THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, INCLUDING PROTECTIONS FOR PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. I CAN ASSURE YOU, THEY DO THEIR HOMEWORK. WHEN THEY PUT TOGETHER A LIST, THEY MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE ON IT WILL MEET THE LITMUS TEST THAT THE PRESIDENT SET OUT. HERE WE ARE AGAIN. WE DEBATED THE ISSUE OF ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE LAST YEAR. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WEIGHED IN. ALL THE HEALTH AND PASSENGER ADVOCACY GROUPS WEIGHED IN. AND THE PUBLIC SAID DON’T GET RID OF ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE, DON’T ALLOW INSURANCE COMPANIES TO ONCE AGAIN DISCRIMINATE AGAINST PEOPLE LIKE CHARLIE, PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. WHAT THEY COULD NOT ACCOMPLISH IN THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS THEY’RE NOW TRYING TO DO THROUGH THE BACK DOOR THROUGH THE TEXAS CASE. AND THEY FOUND THEIR MAN WHO WOULD BE A DECIDING VOTE ON THE SUPREME COURT TO TAKE AWAY PROTECTIONS FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. WE WON THIS BATTLE IN THE LIGHT OF DAY LAST YEAR. AND WE NEED THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TO WEIGH IN BECAUSE THEIR ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE IS AT STAKE. IT’S MY HONOR TO TURN THIS OVER TO AN INCREDIBLE LEADER IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE AS RANKING MEMBER ON THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, BUT ALSO AS SOMEBODY WHO’S DEALT WITH HEALTH CARE ISSUES THROUGHOUT HIS TIME IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THOSE KIND WORDS AND YOU’VE HEARD FROM MY COLLEAGUES AND WHAT THE JUDGE HAS TELEGRAPHED IN EFFECT WITH HIS PAST WORDS, SO I WANT TO SEE IF I CAN, IN WRAPPING THIS UP, BRING IT HOME FOR WHAT IT’S REALLY GOING TO MEAN FOR OUR COUNTRY. WE GOT A CLOCK UP THERE. IN EFFECT, WHAT’S AT STAKE NOW IS WHETHER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, PARTICULARLY WITH THE SUPPORT OF A NEW JUDGE IF MR. KAVANAUGH WERE TO BE CONFIRMED, WAS ABLE TO TAKE THAT CLOCK AND TURN IT BACKWARD BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA WAS FOR THE HEALTHY AND THE WEALTHY. THAT IS WHAT YOU GET IF YOU ALLOW A RETURN TO DISCRIMINATION FOR THOSE WHO’VE HAD AN ILLNESS. BECAUSE IF YOU’RE HEALTHY, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. IF YOU’RE WEALTHY, YOU CAN WRITE OUT CHECKS. BUT THAT’S REALLY WHAT’S AT STAKE HERE. TAKE THE CLOCK, TURN IT BACK TO THE DAYS WHEN THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN BEAT THE STUFFING OUT OF SOMEBODY WITH ASTHMA OR DIABETES OR A PREEXISTING CONDITION. SO WE WANT EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND. IN FACT, I THINK I TOLD THE LEADER THIS, I WAS HOME AND HAVING TOWN MEETINGS. AND EVERYBODY I TALKED TO WANTS TO TALK ABOUT POLICIES THAT MOVE HEALTH CARE FORWARD. WE GOT PLENTY OF IDEAS ON THAT. NOBODY IS HOLDING RALLIES FOR TAKING HEALTH CARE BACKWARDS. THAT’S POINT NUMBER ONE. POINT NUMBER TWO IS I’M NOT SURE PEOPLE REALLY KNOW HOW MANY FOLKS ARE INVOLVED HERE. SOMETIMES THERE’S A SENSE, WELL, THIS IS THE INDIVIDUAL INSURANCE MARKET. IT MIGHT BE 11, 12 MILLION PEOPLE. WE’RE TALKING FOLKS UPWARDS OF 150 MILLION PEOPLE. BECAUSE FOLKS WHO THINK THEY ARE SAFE WITH THE EMPLOYER-BASED HEALTH COVERAGE, THIS DECISION COULD EASILY AFFECT THEM. AND THEN IF THEY GET HAMMERED BY THEIR EMPLOYER, WE GO BACK ONCE AGAIN TO SOMETHING CALLED JOB LOCKED WHEN MEANS THAT IF YOU HAD A GOOD JOB OVER A YEAR, BUT YOU SAW A BETTER ONE WITH A HIGHER WAGE OVER THERE, YOU COULDN’T GO OVER THERE BECAUSE IF YOU HAD A PREEXISTING CONDITION, YOU COULDN’T GET HEALTH CARE. SO PART OF GOING BACK TO YESTERYEAR HAS DRAMATIC CONSEQUENCES. ESSENTIALLY YESTERDAY BY CUTTING OFF SUPPORT FOR WHAT WERE CALLED THE NAVIGATORS, THE FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO HELP GETTING TO THE EXCHANGES, ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION DID IS SHOW THEIR HAND WHEN THEY GET RID OF PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO SOMETHING CALLED JUNK INSURANCE WHICH ISN’T WORTH THE PAPER IT’S WRITTEN ON. WE FOUGHT IT YEARS AGO WHEN PEOPLE TRIED TO SELL THIS STUFF TO SENIOR CITIZENS. BASICALLY YESTERDAY’S DECISION IS — CAN AMOUNT TO FEDERAL FUNDING FRAUD. BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TO GIVE MONEY TO GROUPS THAT SAY, HEY, WE’LL HELP YOU UNSUSPECTING CONSUMERS BUY THESE JUNK INSURANCE POLICIES WHICH WILL HAVE NO PROTECTION FOR PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. SO THE WORDS THAT SENATOR MURRAY AND SENATOR MURPHY USED WITH MR. KAVANAUGH’S DECISION MAY BE DRY WORDS RESPECT TO A JUDICIAL OPINION, BUT THEY HAVE HUGE STAKES FOR THE WELLBEING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE CONSEQUENCES, THE HUMAN CONSEQUENCES MILLIONS WILL FACE IF WE TURN BECOME TO DAYS WHEN HEALTH CARE WAS FOR THE HEALTHY AND WEALTHY. BY THE WAY, A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET HIT, THEY’RE GOING TO BE RESPECTING, INDEPENDENTS, AND THEY’RE GOING TO GO TO REPUBLICAN SENATORS WHO JOIN ME AND OTHERS IN BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT PROVIDED AIRTIGHT LOOPHOLE PROTECTIONS FOR THOSE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS THAT NOW THE COURT VERY WELL MIGHT WALK BACK WITH THOSE REPUBLICANS BY THEIR SUPPORT ON A BILL INDICATED THEY WERE FOR IN THE PAST. THANK YOU, COLLEAGUE.>>GOOD MORNING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I’M BRANT WOODHOUSE. THANK YOU VERY HAVING ME. WE’RE THE NATIONAL COALITION WHICH FORMED TO DEFEAT THE REPUBLICANS’ EFFORT TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. WHICH PROTECTED PEOPLE FROM A PREEXISTING MEDICAL CONDITION BY INSURANCE COMPANIES. A YEAR AGO THIS MONTH DESPITE ALL THE NAY SAYERS WHO SAID IT COULDN’T HAPPEN, WE DIDN’T HAVE THE VOTES, WE DIDN’T HAVE PASSION, WE DIDN’T HAVE THE MOMENTUM OR THE SUPPORT, WE DID IT. WITH EVERY DEMOCRAT AND WITH THREE REPUBLICANS, WE DEFEATED THE NUMBER ONE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY OF REPUBLICANS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DATING BACK SEVEN YEARS. REPEAL OF THE ACA. AMONG THEIR PRIORITIES WAS TO TAKE AWAY PROTECTIONS FROM PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS. THIS WAS IN EVERY VERSION OF THE REPUBLICAN REPEAL BILLS. IF WE HADN’T STOPPED THEM, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DEVASTATING TO PEOPLE LIKE DIANE DECKER. COULDN’T FIND ANYONE TO INSURE HER. AND LATER HAD THE THREAT OF LIFETIME MAXIMUM LIMITS LOOMING WHEN SHE AND HER PREMATURE NEWBORN WERE IN THE HOSPITAL. AT JUST TWO DAYS OLD, NEEDED OVER $100,000 IN MEDICAL CARE. UNBELIEVABLY, IT DIDN’T END A YEAR AGO. TURNED TO REGULATIONS TO BRING BACK JUNK PLANS, ALLOW INSURANCE COMPANIES TO CHARGE MORE FOR SKIMPY COVERAGE. THEY ARE OPPOSING RATHER THAN DEFENDING THE PROTECTIONS IN FEDERAL LAW IN THE TEXAS CASE, AND NOW TRUMP HAS NOMINATED BRETT KAVANAUGH TO BE A RUBBER STAMP ON HIS WAR ON HEALTH CARE. THIS EXTREME JUDICIAL AGENDA OF RICHING HEALTH CARE AWAY FROM — RIPPING HEALTH CARE AWAY FROM MILLIONS OF PEOPLE MUST NOT STAND FOR THE HEALTHY AMERICAN PEOPLE WE MUST DEFEAT BRETT KAVANAUGH, KEEP HIM OFF THE SUPREME COURT. I’VE HEARD EVERYONE SAY THIS IS NOT A DOABLE PROPOSITION. THEY SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT STOPPING THE REPEAL OF THE ACA. IN THE ELECTION, THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING TRUMP SUCCEEDS IN DOING IS REPEALING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. YOU CAN’T STOP HIM, YOU DON’T HAVE THE VOTES. WE DID IT. THREE REPUBLICANS JOINED IN IN DOING IT. THEIR MAJORITY IS NOT WHAT IT WAS. THESE ARE KEY ISSUES IN THE KEY STATES IN THIS RACE — IN THIS EFFORT. WE WOULDN’T PROTECT OUR CARE AND COALITION PARTNERS WOULDN’T BE INVESTING RESOURCES IN STATES ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, 14 STATES IN OUR CASE IN ADS AND FIELD, IN EVENTS, IN DIGITAL, IN ALL TYPES OF WORK. WE DIDN’T THINK THIS WAS A WINNABLE PROPOSITION. WE MUST KEEP BRETT KAVANAUGH OFF THIS COURT. WE MUST PREVENT THE COURT FROM TAKING AWAY PEOPLE’S HEALTH CARE, AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE ABOUT TO DO. WITH THAT, LET ME TURN IT OVER TO THE STAR OF THE SHOW, REBECCA WOOD AND CHARLIE WITH LITTLE LOBBYISTS.>>MY NAME IS REBECCA WOOD. I’M FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA. AND THIS IS CHARLIE. [ INAUDIBLE ] THANK YOU. MY DAUGHTER CHARLIE WAS DELIVERED TEN HOURS INTO HER 26-WEEK GIST STATION. SHE WEIGHED 1 POUND 12 OUNCES AND WAS THE SIZE OF MY HAND. CHARLIE WAS STRONG AND A FIGHTER. AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE NICU, SHE WAS WELL ENOUGH TO COME HOME. ONCE HOME, THE DIAGNOSES ARRIVED ONE AFTER ANOTHER. SHE REQUIRED SPECIALISTS, MEDICATIONS, ORTHOTICS, THERAPIES, SPECIALTY FORMULA AND MORE. PRIOR TO THE ACA, CHARLIE WOULD HAVE BEEN UNINSURABLE. HER BIRTH IS A PREEXISTING CONDITION, AND SHE WOULD HAVE EXCEEDED A LIFETIME CAP BEFORE EVER COMING HOME THE FIRST TIME. BECAUSE OF PROTECTIONS PROVIDED BY THE ACA, WE WERE ABLE TO ACCESS THE MEDICAL SERVICES SHE NEEDED. CHARLIE IS 6 NOW. WITH THE MEDICAL CARE SHE RECEIVED, SHE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, BUT SHE IS THRIVING. SHE LOVES CLIMBING TREES, PRINCESSES, ANIMALS, AND SINGING VERY LOUDLY. PREEXISTING CONDITION PROTECTIONS PUT AN INDEPENDENT ADULT LIFE WITHIN HER REACH. WITHOUT THESE PROTECTIONS, I FEAR FOR WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR OUR FAMILY. BIT BY BIT, WE WOULD LOSE WHAT VERY LITTLE WE HAVE AS WE SCRAMBLE TO PROVIDE CHARLIE WITH THE MOST BASIC CARE. OUR HOPES AND DREAMS FOR HER WOULD BE ABANDONED AS WE STRUGGLED FOR MERE SURVIVAL. I WORRY SHE’D LOSE ANY CHANCE SHE HAS AT AN INDEPENDENT ADULTHOOD. IT’S HEARTBREAKING THAT AFTER EVERYTHING SHE’S BEEN THROUGH AND ALL THAT SHE’S OVERCOME, BAD POLICY COULD BE WHAT STOPS HER. WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY IS THIS THAT I HAVE TO BEG FOR MY BABY’S FUTURE? MY DAUGHTER’S NAME IS CHARLIE. THE ACA GAVE HER A CHANCE. PROTECTIONS FOR THOSE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS MADE A BRIGHT FUTURE POSSIBLE. I’LL NOT STAND BY WHILE THAT FUTURE IS STOLEN. WE’RE NOT ASKING FOR MUCH. WE’RE SIMPLY ASKING FOR ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. THANK YOU.>>>ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY. WELCOME BACK HERE TO “NEWS NOW.” TAKING A LIVE LOOK AT THE DOWNS RIGHT NOW. IT IS A DOWN DAY FOR THE MARKETS. DOWN ABOUT 183 POINTS GOING INTO THE FINAL HOUR OF TRADING THERE ON WALL STREET. IT IS A BLEEDING RED DAY. HI, EVERYBODY. MIKE PACHE HERE ALONGSIDE PILAR ARIAS. WE HAVE TWO MORE HOURS COMING UP ON FOX10PHOENIX.COM. >>YEAH, GOOD MORNING. DON’T HAVE ANY LIVE EVENTS ON TAP. WE’RE CAPABLE OF GETTING LIVE FEEDS WORLDWIDE, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WE’RE GOING TO GET ON “NEWS NOW.” I HAVE TWO TOP STORIES ON TAP. THERE’S NEARLY A DOZEN NORTH CAROLINA FIREFIGHTERS WHO ARE SUSPECTS IN AN ARSON INVESTIGATION. >>WOW. >>YOU’RE THINKING THE PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT AND SERVE COULD BE CRIMINALS.>>YEAH. >>GOING TO HAVE THE LATEST ON THAT. AND THEN A PUNCH IN THE EYE. YOU WOULDN’T SUSPECT IT, BUT TURNS OUT TO HAVE BEEN LIFE-SAVING FOR A FLORIDA GAS STATION ATTENDANT. >>THAT WILL BE SOMETHING.>>AND MIKE, I SAW THE WHOLE MESA NEWS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING. >>YES, YES. ALL ABOUT THIS VIRAL VIDEO.>>I HAVE TO ADMIT, EVER SINCE THIS FIRST BROKE, IT TOOK ME BACK TO WORKING IN EL PASO, TEXAS, IN 2014. WE HAD A VERY SIMILAR SITUATION THAT DID NOT HAVE A HAPPY ENDING. THERE WAS A WOMAN. THERE WAS FLASH FLOODING. IT WAS EXTREMELY BAD. THE STORM WAS AWFUL. SHE WAS DRIVING TO WORK. AND SHE TOOK A TURN TO TRY TO GET AWAY FROM THE FLOODING AND SHE ENDED UP IN A DRAINAGE DITCH OR A CANAL. >>WOW. >>SHE WAS IN A SMALL CAR LIKE THAT AND SHE DIDN’T SURVIVE. I WAS THERE ON THE SCENE COVERING IT. IT TOOK HOURS FOR THE WATER TO RECEDE TO EVEN SEE THE VEHICLE. IT WAS JUST SO HEARTBREAKING. WHEN I SAW THIS, I WAS LIKE, A HAPPY ENDING. ANOTHER CHANCE AT LIFE. SOMEBODY SAVED. SOMEBODY SPARED. YOU HEAR ALL THESE STORIES FROM THE FIRST RESPONDERS, FROM DISPATCH DOWN TO FIRE AND POLICE WORKING TOGETHER AT THE SCENE. IT’S SUCH A — I’M TRYING TO THINK OF A GOOD WORD FOR IT. >>JUST TOTALLY AMAZING. >>YEAH. A MIRACLE, PERHAPS?>>RIGHT.>>THERE’S NO OTHER WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD ARE WATCHING THIS VIDEO OVER AND OVER AGAIN.>>TRULY. AND THE FIRST RESPONDERS HERE JUST DOING A TERRIFIC JOB LIKE YOU MENTIONED. PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY INVOLVED FROM THE 911 TEAM TO THE PERSON THAT ACTUALLY SPOTTED AND SAYS, HEY, WE STILL HAVE A PERSON THAT’S ALIVE DOWN THERE AND WAS ABLE TO SOMEHOW MAKE IT POSSIBLE AND GET THAT PERSON OUT. TRULY REMARKABLE. REALLY SHOWS YOU THAT WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS COME TO THE SCENE, THEY ARE HOPING AND PRAYING FOR THE VERY BEST. AND THIS ONE JUST PROVED TO BE GREAT.>>YEAH. >>SO THAT IS AMAZING VIDEO. IT’S BEEN SHARED ALL OVER THE WORLD THERE. THANKS SO MUCH, PILAR. WE’LL SEE YOU ON “NEWS NOW” COMING UP ON FOX10PHOENIX.COM OR ON YOUTUBE PAGE. NOW, EVERYBODY, TAKING ONE MORE LOOK, EVERYBODY, DOWN 191 POINTS THERE IN THE RED. MARKET IS RED. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US ON “FOX 10 XTRA.”

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  1. I have a vid of how bad and how fast our monsoons come. 7/12/18. It was nice, then winds picked up as well as the rain, then came the debris which is not normal in central Phx where the fire happened half a block where I was visiting a friend. I think my vid was 1min and 40 ish seconds.

  2. Shipping Carts as well as the wheelchairs I use from time to time….I ALWAYS USE ALCOHOL WIPES & REALLY GIVE THE HANDLES A GOOD CLEANING…!!! I have even used alcohol wipes to fully wipe down wheelchair to help the store to keep them clean & as germ free. I do my part & the only time that I don't is when there are no wipes & I really hate touching cats or wheelchair handles w/out first cleaning them. I wish a lot more ppl would do this for I rarely see any others beside myself & my family member doing this. It's worth taking just a minute or 2 to clean those handles. I had a local furniture store, Terry's Furniture of Elk City Oklahoma, send me a floor model instead of the lazboy recliner in a box, (brand new)…and the nasty chair gave me Candida. That chair had be sitting on their floor for years….I can't get any settlement on it & of course they are denying everything while I deal w/this terrible illness. where I live Women have no rights…I've had males tel me they can do whatever they want to women & get away w/it & I've had many prove this to be very true. When I saw what happened to a group of special needs kids…the horrific living conditions, over use & mixing of medicines that are never to be mixed & the hidden bank account that showed multiple identical check books….I lost EVERYTHING, financially ruined me, destroyed businesses I tried to have, killed my pets….I've been arrested while DRIVING MY TRUCK FOR PUBLIC INTOX & I'M ALLERGIC TO ALCOHOL, you name it they've done it to me including refusing medical care in an emergency situation. I had a collapsed lung and an officer standing over me asking me if I was going to be any more problems…referring to what was being done to those kids. Doesn't matter how well the evidence of proof is….they get to every attorney….they can do whatever they want to me….have't found one righteous person they have too much fun doing harmful things to I & my parent I take care of. I've been bed ridden now for 3yrs…just waiting to die …and to think of the things that I've done to help this community even tho' they were being so brutal towards me

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