Sen. Warren, GOP challenger Diehl square off for final debate

Sen. Warren, GOP challenger Diehl square off for final debate


>>LIVE FROM WCVB BOSTON, WITH
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UMASS, AND WESTERN MASS NEWS,
THIS IS A COMMITMENT 2018
SPECIAL, THE MASSACHUSETTS U.S. SENATE DEBATE. NOW, TONIGHT’S MODERATOR, ED
HARDING. ED: GOOD EVENING, AND WELCOME TO
THE FINAL DEBATE IN THE RACE FOR
U.S. SENATE IN MASSACHUSETTS. ELECTION DAY, ONE WEEK FROM
TODAY. WE HAVE TWO CANDIDATES WITH US
TONIGHT. INCUMBENT DEMOCRAT ELIZABETH
WARREN, HOPING TO BE ELECTED TO
A SECOND TERM. AND FIGHTING TO UNSEAT HER,
REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER, STATE
REPRESENTATIVE GEOFF DIEHL. THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HER
HERE ARE THE RULES. LET ME GO THROUGH THEM QUICKLY. TWO PANELISTS WILL ASK THE
MAJORITY OF THE QUESTIONS. VICTORIA MCGRANE, POLITICAL
REPORTER FOR “THE BOSTON GLOBE.”
AND FROM WCVB, MY “ON THE
RECORD” CO-ANCHOR, JANET WU. TONIGHT’S DEBATE IS BEING
BROADCAST WITH SPANISH SECONDARY
AUDIO. CANDIDATE RESPONSE TIMES ARE 90
SECONDS, WITH 45 SECOND
REBUTTALS. IF IT WARRANTS, WE WILL CONTINUE
THE CONVERSATION. DO NOT BE SHY. WE’LL ALSO HAVE SOME SPEED
ROUNDS TO INTERRUPT THE PACING
OF THE SHOW. THEY ARE QUICK QUESTIONS AND
QUICK ANSWERS. A COIN TOSS DETERMINED THE ORDER
OF THINGS TONIGHT. SENATOR WARREN BEGINS WITH 45
SECONDSFOR AN OPENING
STATEMENT. SEN. WARREN: THANK YOU VERY
MUCH. I AM SO HAPPY TO BE HERE. SIX YEARS AGO, I ASKED THE
PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS TO TAKE
A CHANCE ON SOMEONE WHO HAD
NEVER RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
BEFORE. YOU DID, AND I PROMISED I WOULD
FIGHT TO PROTECT HEALTH CARE,
THAT I WOULD FIGHT FOR OUR
STUDENTS, AND FIGHT FOR OUR
WORKING FAMILIES, THAT I WOULD
FIGHT FOR SENIORS. THAT IS WHAT I HAVE TRIED TO DO
EVERY, SINGLE DAY. OPPONENT SAYS THAT HE WANTS
TO BE THE DECIDING VOTE TO ROLL
BACK HEALTH CARE. HE HAS ALSO EMBRACED A TAX PLAN
THAT HAS DOES THAT HIS
REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES SAY THEY
WILL PAY FOR BY CUTTING SOCIAL
SECURITY. AND HE SAYS THAT HE WANTS TO BE
WITH DONALD TRUMP 100% OF THE
TIME. I WANT TO BE WITH THE PEOPLE OF
MASSACHUSETTS 100% OF THE TIME. ED: REPRESENTATIVE DIEHL. REP. DIEHL: MY OPPONENT WANTS
YOU TO BELIEVE THAT YOUR TAX CUT
IN THIS ROBUST ECONOMY IS RIGGED
FOR WEALTHY LEADERS. 80% OF MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES
HAVE BENEFITED FROM TAX REFORM
MY OPPONENT ALSO WANT YOU TO
BELIEVE THAT OPEN BORDERS,
SANCTUARY CITIES, AND
ABOLISHMENT OF ICE WILL NOT PUT YOUR FAMILIES AT RISK. HER IMMIGRATION IDEAS
ENCOURAGING — AND COURAGE IN
THE 13 GANG VIOLENCE, AND HUMAN
TRAFFICKING. ELIZABET WARREN WANT YOU TO
BELIEVE HER FOCUS IS ON
MASSACHUSETTS, BUT SHE DOES NOT
CARE ABOUT HER HOUSE, SHE CARE
ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE. UNLIKE ELIZABETH WARREN, I WANT
THIS JOB, I WANT TO BE YOUR
FULL-TIME VOICE IN WASHINGTON. ED: JANET BEGINS OUR QUESTIONING
FEUD JANET REPRESENTATIVE,
THREE FUNERALS WERE HELD TODAY
FOR SOME OF THE VICTIMS KILLED
IN THE SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING IN
PITTSBURGH. LA WEEK, HYPER BOMBS WERE SENT
TO DEMOCRATIC LEADERS AND
SUPPORTERS. ALL OF THESE INCIDENTS FUELED BY
HATE. CRITICS ACCUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP
OF INCITING THIS RANGE — THIS
RAGE. DOES HE BEAR ANY RESPONSIBILITY? REP. DIEHL: POCKETS OF
DEEP-SEATED HATRE AND MENTAL
HEALTH ISSUES I THINK DROVE THIS
TRAGEDY, THIS ATROCITY. I WILL TELL YOU, I THINK THE
DISCOURSE IN WASHINGTON HAS
FAILED US, I THINK THAT
POLITICAL LEADERS HAVE TAKEN U
OFF OF THE RIGHT PATH AND PUSH
PEOPLE TO DO DESPICABLE THINGS. IT’S NOT HELPED WOULD PEOPLE
LIKE MY OPPONENT USE LANGUAGE. FOR EXAMPLE, HEALTH CARE WAS
DEBATED BY SAYING REPUBLICANS
WANT, “BLOOD MONEY FROM THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE,” AT A TIME WHEN
CONGRESSMAN’S GOALIES HAD BEEN
SHOT BY A — CONGRESSMAN SCALI HAD BEEN SHOT BY A BERNIE
SANDERS SUPPOR APPEARED THIS IS
THE RHETORIC AND DIALOGUE THAT
PUSH PEOPLE IN THE RUNWAY. A SUPPORTER OF HERS PUT A $500
BOUNTY ON AN ICE OFFICER. THIS IS THE RHETORIC WE DON’T
NEED ENCOURAGING THE AWFUL
TRAGEDIES HAVE TO DEAL WITH NOW. SEN. WARREN: SO, THANK YOU FOR
THE QUESTION. I THINK WE SHOULD START BY
SAYING THAT OUR HEARTS ALL GO
OUT TO THE FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO
WERE KILLED, AND TO THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY, NOT JUST IN
PITTSBURGH BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THIS IS A TIM WHEN WE HAVE
LEADERSHIP THAT IS TRYING TO
TURN AMERICANS AGAINST
AMERICANS. THAT IS NOT WHO WE ARE. ULTIMATELY, THE RESPONSIBILITY
FOR THE PERSON WHO COMMITS THE
VIOLENCE LIES WITH THE PERSON
WHO COMMITS THE VIOLENCE, BUT
DOUBLE TRUMP IS NOT MAKING
THINGS BETTER WHEN HE ATTACKS THE FREE PRESS AND TRIES TO TURN
PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE. MR. DIEHL HAS SAID HE WILL HAVE
DONALD TRUMP’S BACK 100% OF THE
TIME. I WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE IN THIS
CONTEXT WHAT THAT MEANS. WHEN DONALD TRUMP SAID THAT
MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS WERE RAPISTS
AND DRUG DEALERS, MR. DIEHL
STOOD BY. WHEN ACCESS HOLLYWOOD TAPES
STOOD — CAME OUT, HE STOOD BY. WHEN DONALD TRUMP PUT A MUSLIM
THAN IN PLACE, WHEN
CHARLOTTESVILLE OCCURRED IN
DONALD TRUMP CALLED WHITE
NATIONALISTS FIND PEOPLE, MR. DIEHL AGREED. WHEN DONALD TRUMP REFERRED TO
SHITHOLE COUNTRIES LIKE HAITI
AND AFRICA, HE STOOD BY. WHEN DONALD TRUMP TRIES TO
DEFINE A TRANSGENDER OUT OF
EXISTENCE, HE STANDS BY. WHEN DONALD TRUMP CALLS HIMSELF
A NATIONALISTS, MR. DIEHL STANDS
BY. THAT WILL NOT MAKE US A STRONGER
AMERICAN. REP. DIEHL: YOU ARE ACCESSED
WITH DONALD TRUMP, MAYBE BECAUSE
YOU ARE FIXATED ON THE WHITE
HOUSE. WHAT IS DISGUSTING IS PROTESTING
IN WASHINGTON AM A ARM IN ARM
WITH A NOTED ANTI-SEMI,
ANTI-AMERICAN AND PRO-SHARIA LAW
ADVOCATE. THAT IS NOT LEADERSHIP IN
WASHINGTON. ED: WOULD YOU CARE TO RESPOND AT
ALL? SEN. WARREN: I THINK
ANTI-SEMITISM IS FUNDAMENTALLY
WRONG COME A AND ONE OF THE —
FUNDAMENTALLY WRONG, AND ONE OF
THE REASONS WHY I AM DISTURBED
BY THE SHOOTING AND DISTURBED THAT WE ARE IN AMERICA THAT
MAKES AN ATTACK ON PEOPL
BECAUSE OF RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. I THINK WE WILL FIGHT BACK
AGAINST THAT BY STANDING UP
AGAINST THIS KIND OF BIGOTRY. MR. DIEHL HAS SAID HE WILL HAVE
A DONALD TRUMP’S BACK 100% OF
THE TIME AND WE HAVE SEEN
EXAMPLES OF WHAT THAT MEAN
HE HAS DONALD TRUMP’S NO MATTER
HOW UGLY THAT IS GOOD ED ONE MORE RESPONSE IF YOU CARE. REP. DIEHL SENATOR WARREN WANTS
TO MAKE THIS RACE ABOUT HER INTO
DONALD TRUMP. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS I AM
RUNNING FOR U.S. SENATE IN THIS
STATE, NOT DONALD TRUMP. ED: THICK TORILLA WITH OUR
SECOND QUESTION. VICTORIA: IN YOUR FIRST YEA AS
A SENATOR, CONGRESS WAS UNABLE
TO TIGHTEN GUN CONTROL LAWS EVEN
AFTER THE MURDER OF CHILDREN IN
NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT. TELL VOTERS WHAT YOU CAN DELIVER
ON IN YOUR SECOND TERM, IF YOU
WERE TO GET ONE, CONSIDERING
WASHINGTON REMAINS DIVIDED. SEN. WARREN: STATISTICALLY
SPEAKING, A CHILDREN — EIGHT
CHILDREN DIED TODAY FROM GUN
VIOLENCE, AND EIGHT MORE THE DAY
AFTER THAT. CONGRESS IS HELD HOSTAGE BY THE
NRA AND CAN DO NOTHING. SO FOR ME, THIS IS ABOUT
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE NRA. THE NRA HAS ENDORSED MR. DIEHL. I THINK THAT IS WRONG. I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE
COMPROMISE. I AM WILLING TO COMPROMISE. I VOTED IN FAVOR OF A COMPROMISE
POSITION, BUT RIGHT NOW THE NRA
WILL NOT PERMIT IT. THE EXTRAORDINARY LINKS T WHICH
THEY HAVE GONE. THE NRA WILL NOT PERMIT US TO
VOTE IN CONGRESS ON THINGS WHICH
MOST AMERICA AGREES ON,
STRENGTHENING BACKGROUND CHECKS,
DECIDING THAT TERRORISTS SHOULD
NOT BE ABLE TO BUY GUNS. BONE STOCKS. WE HAVE THINGS WE COULD DO IN
WASHINGTON TO HELP MAKE ALL OF
OUR KIDS SAFER. BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE THE COURAGE
TO STAND UP AND DO IT. WHAT WILL I D
I WANT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. I WILL STAY IN THIS FIGHT AND I
HAVE BEEN IN THE FIGHT SINCE THE
BEGINNING. I TELL YOU SOMETHI ELSE, I
TRIED TO GET IN MORE AND MORE
PEOPLE WHO ARE ALLIES SO THAT WE
CAN KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE. I’M NOT DOWN IN WASHINGTON TO
WORK FOR THE NRA, I AM IN
WASHINGTON TO WORK FOR THE
PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS. ED REPRESENTATIVE DIEHL, YOU
HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY THE IN
ARRAY. ARE ANY CHANGES NEEDED TO THE
LAW? REP. DIEHL: WE HAVE DONE AN
EFFECTIVE JOB OF HAVING GUN LAWS
SET OF PROJECTED — HAVE
PREVENTED THE TRAGEDIES WE SEE
NATIONWIDE. WITH GETTING RID OF ICE AND THE
AGENCY THAT WILL GET RID OF
PEOPLE HERE ILLEGALLY COMMITTING
CRIMES, AND WE KNO — SORRY,
WITH THE GANG MEMBERS WHO HAVE
BEEN ARRESTED IN BOSTON, 61 MEMBERS LAST YEAR, IT WAS RAPE,
MURDER. THESE PEOPLE ARE PRAYING ON AN
IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY. THEY NEED TO BE IDENTIFIED AND
REPORTED. IT WERE UP TO ELIZABETH WARREN,
THEY WOULD BE OUT OF HERE. I HAVE BEEN ENDORSED BY A POLICE
AGENCY, A POLICE UNION THAT HAS
NEVER ENDORSED A REPUBLICAN
CANDIDATE FOR U.S. SENATE
BEFORE. THE BOSTON PATROLMEN’S UNION. THE PRESIDENT IS HERE TODAY. THE REASON WE BELIEVE HIS
NUMBERS LOOK AT ME AS SOMEONE
WHO IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR
THIS JOB IS I BELIEVE IN LETTING
LAW ENFORCEMENT DO THE JOBS OF
MAKING SURE THOSE WHO ARE HERE ILLEGALLY COMMITTING CRIMES,
INCLUDING GUN CRIMES, ARE
DEPORTED. I THINK THAT’S A BIG DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN MYSELF AND SENATOR
WARREN. ED: DO YOU HAVE A REBUTTAL? SEN. WARREN: I WOULD LIKE TO
POINT OUT WHAT THE ANSWER WAS. YOU ASKED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING
AT ALL THAT SHOULD BE CHANGED
AND FEDERAL GUN LAWS, AND HIS
RESPONSE WAS LET’S SWITCH THIS
TO BLAMING IMMIGRANTS FOR THE
PROBLEM. THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION IS, DO
WE NEED CHANGE AND THE ANSWER IS
YES. JUST SOME SENSIBLE CHANGES IN
OUR LAW. RIGHT NOW, THE IN RA SAYS NO. AND HAVING SAID NO, MR. DIEHL
HAS NO CHANGES THAT HE HAS SAID
HE WILL EMBRACE. I WANT TO MAKE THE POINT, YOU
HAVE RAISED THIS IN TERMS OF THE
CONTEXT OF A MASS SHOOTING WE
THINK ABOUT THIS AGAIN BECAUSE
OF THE SYNAGOGUE. BUT CHILDREN ARE DYING
EVERYWHERE. THEY DIE ON THE SIDEWALKS, IN
SCHOOL, IN PLAYGROUNDS. ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS
, AND WE NEED BTTER GUN LAWS TO
PROTECT ALL OF THEM SHOULD ED:
— ALL OF THEM. ED: ARE THERE CHANGES NEEDED TO
FEDERAL LAW? REP. DIEHL: A TEENAGER WAS
KILLED ON A BOSTON BEACH BY A
GANG MEMBER THAT WAS ARRESTED
ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO. UNDER HER PLAN, WILL BE NO
AGENCY TO DEPORT SOMEONE WHO
COMMITTED THAT CRIME. I HAVE A NATIONAL PRIORITY,
MAKING NATIONAL RECIPROCITY
HAPPEN. FIRST OF ALL, IF YOU LIVE IN
MASSACHUSETTS AND HAVE A DRIVERS
LICENSE, YOU CAN TRAVEL TO OTHER
STATES USING THAT DRIVERS
LICENSE, BUT IF YOU HAVE A CLASS
A KERRY FEDERAL ID FOR OWNING A GUN, YOU CANNOT GO TO ANOTHER
STATE USING A MASSACHUSETTS IDP
I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A
UNIFORM — MASSACHUSETTS I
I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE A
UNIFORM NATIONAL LICENSE THAT TAKES ALL OF THE BEST OPTIONS OF
THE OTHER STATES, USES SOME OF
THE EFFECTIVE GUN LAWS IN
MASSACHUSETTS SO THAT OTHER
STATES LIKE INDIANA, WHICH IS A
WEAK STATE WHEN IT COMES TO KEEPING A LEGAL GUNS OFF THE
STREETS, HAVING THAT RECIPROCITY
TO ME IS A SOLUTION. ED: YOU WOULD HAVE A NATIONAL
LAW. SO SOMEONE FROM INDIANA COULD
COME TO MASSACHUSETTS. REP. DIEHL ONCE WE DECIDED ON A
NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION PROCESS,
A NATIONAL LICENSING, OUR LAWS
AND OTHER STATES LAWS WOULD BE
REPLACING WHAT INDIANA HAS. ED: DO YOU HAVE A RESPONSE? SEN. WARREN: THE RECIPROCITY LAW
THAT THE NRA APPROVES THAT HAS
PASSED THE HOUSE OF PRESENTED
ITS WITH THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY
SAYS THAT IF YOU CAN GET A
LICENSE IN TEXAS AND TEXAS PERMITS CONCEALED CARRY, WHEN
YOU COME TO MASSACHUSETTS, YOU
WILL BE ABLE TO CONCEAL CARRY IN
MASSACHUSETTS WEATHER
MASSACHUSETTS PERMITS THAT OR
NOT. REP. DIEHL WE DO HAVE CONCEALED
CARRY IN MASSACHUSETTS. SEN. WARREN: THE IDEA THAT
SOMEONE IS GOING TO AGREE AROUND
THE COUNTRY TO MASSACHUSETTS’S
STRONGER GUN LAWS WHEN WE CAN
GET A SINGLE BILL THROUGH THE
UNITED STATES SENATE RIGHT NOW THAT HIS — THAT HAS EVEN THE
TINIEST BIT OF BACKGROUND CHECKS
OR PREVENTS TERRORISTS FROM
OWNING GUNS, IT IS NOT SENSIBLE
THIS WILL HAPPEN. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS
NRA. HE SAYS HE WILL DO WHATEVER THEY
WANT. NOT ME, I WANT TO PROTECT OUR
CHILDREN. ED: WILL YOU DO WHAT THE NRA
WANTS? REP. DIEHL I’VE BEEN
INDEPENDENT VOICE AND WHEN I GO
TO WASHINGTON, I WILL BRING A
MASSACHUSETTS VOICE TO THE
DISCUSSION WHEN IT COMES TO GUN
LAWS. MASSACHUSETTS IS DOING IT RIGHT
AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT
OTHER STATES COME INTO
COMPLIANCE. YOU WILL HAVE NO SEAT AT THE
TABLE-BASED THAT YOU ARE UNABLE
TO WORK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION
AND A REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED
SENATE, WHICH I ANTICIPATE WILL
BE THE CASE AFTER THE MIDTERMS. VICTORIA: LET’S MOVE TO A LOCAL
PROBLEM THAT I THINK A LOT OF
PEOPLE ARE UPSET ABOUT. PROJECTED TO BE JUST ABOUT —
JUST ABOVE FREEZING TONIGHT IN
THE MERRIMACK VALLEY, MORE THAN
5000 HOMES ARE WITHOUT GAS. IT’S BEEN NEARLY TWO MONTHS
SINCE THE EXPLOSIONS AND FIRES
IN SEPTEMBER. A TEENAGER LOST HIS LIFE. DO YOU FEEL THAT NATURAL GAS IS
A SAFE ENERGY SOURCE FOR
RESIDENTS IN 2018? REP. DIEHL: THE TRUTH IS, I AM
NOT SURE. I’M NOT SURE IF THE GAS IS THE
ISSUE OR THE PIPELINES ARE THE
ISSUE. THE HEAD OF THE AFL-CIO, SOMEONE
I FELT HAS BEEN A GREAT LABOR
LEADER IN MASSACHUSETTS, I HAVE
TALKED TO HIM ABOUT — THE
PIPEFITTERS HAVE BROUGHT THIS UP
TO ME AS WELL. THEY ARE NOT SURE IF GAS LINES
AROUND OUR STATE ARE SECURED. THE NATIONAL WORKERS THAT HAVE
BEEN LOCKED OUT, WHICH IS
TERRIBLE FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE
NATIONAL GRID, A COMPANY THAT
BENEFIT FROM THE TAX REDUCTIONS
AND NALOXONE OF WORKERS AND TOOK THEM OFF – — REDUCTIONS AND
LOCKED OUT WORKERS AND TOOK THEM
OFF HEALTH CARE. WE HAD BEE TOLD THAT THIS IS A
SAFETY ISSUE BY WORKERS. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT
LAWRENCE AND ANDOVER, THAT
SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED. OBVIOUSLY IT WAS AN ACCIDENT,
BUT IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN AT
SOME POINT. IN WEYMOUTH, THERE IS A
COMPRESSION — COME PRESSURE
STATION CITED IN THE WRONG SPOT. THERE IS A BRIDGE THERE RECENTLY
RECONSTRUCTED. RESIDENTS WITHIN HALF A MILE. THAT IS JUST AS DANGEROUS AS
FAULTY GAS LINES. MASSACHUSETTS AND THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE MORE
INVOLVED IN OVERSEEING THIS. ED: SENATOR WARREN, I GOT A
TWEET FROM OLESSA TODAY. SHE SAID, WE ARE ALL FACING
DECEMBER WITH NO HEAT. SEN. WARREN: YES. ED: SHE SAYS THAT IS BAD. THE SAME QUESTION, IS NATURAL
GAS A SAFE ENERGY SOURCE IN
2018? SEN. WARREN: SENATOR MARKEY AND
I HAVE RAISED THE SAME QUESTION
AND GOTTEN A COMMITMENT THERE
WILL BE A FEDERAL HEARING HERE
IN MASSACHUSETTS AND A COUPLE OF
WEEKS ON THIS QUESTION. IT IS THE QUESTION ABOUT THE
OVERALL SAFETY OF NATURAL GAS,
AN SPECIFICALLY WHAT WENT WRONG
IN THE MERRIMACK VALLEY. HOW IS IT THAT THIS KIND OF
EVENT OCCURRED THAT PUT NOT ONLY
— COST A YOUNG MAN HIS LIFE,
PUT SO MANY OTHER LIVES AT LIST
— AT RISK AND HAS TURNED SO
MANY FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES UPSIDE DOWN. SENATOR MARKEY AND I HAVE ALSO
BEEN PUSHING SO THAT WE MAKE
SURE HEAT ASSISTANCE HA BEEN
RELEASED, SO THAT PEOPLE HAVE
THAT AVAILABLE. BUT IT’S ALSO ABOUT HOLDING
GIANT COMPANIES ACCOUNTABLE. THEY WANT TO CUT CORNERS, ONLY
IT IS OUR FAMILIES’S LIES ON THE
LINES WHEN THEY DO THAT. FOR ME, WHAT THIS IS REALLY
ABOUT IS GETTING TO THE BOTTOM
OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE, GETTING
TO THE QUESTION OF HOW SAFE
NATURAL GASES, AND THEN — GAS
IS, AND THE MAKING SURE WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES IN GOVERNMENT
THAT ARE NOT LOOKING OUT FOR
GIANT CORPORATIONS, BUT LOOKING
OUT FOR US. I THINK IT IS A FUNDAMENTAL
QUESTION OF WHO GOVERNMENT WORKS
FOR. I THINK THE WEYMOUTH CAN
PRESSURE — COMRESSOR STATION
IS AN EXAMPLE OF THA
GOVERNMENT PAYING ATTENTION TO
THE CORPORATIONS AND NOT ENOUGH
TO THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF FAMILIES. JANET: SHOULD THERE BE A
TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON NEW GAS
LINES IN MASSACHUSETTS? SEN. WARREN: I THINK UNTIL WE
KNOW WHAT HAS GONE WRONG — AND
FRIENDLY, AND TO WE GET NATIONAL
GRID WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB SO
WE HAVE REAL EXPERTS, THEY ARE
WRITING UP SAFETY REPORTS EVERY DAY AND WE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE
SAFETY REPORTS. MULTIPLE SAFETY REPORTS HAVE
BEEN FILED. THAT IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. SAFETY REPORTS MEAN SOMEONE IS
IN DANGER POTENTIALLY. JANET: DO YOU BACK A TEMPORARY
MORATORIUM? REP. DIEHL: IT’S EASY TO SA
LET’S JUST STOP IT. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE ARE
LOSING PILGRIM NUCLEAR POWER
PLANT IN THE NEXT YEAR. OR ABOUT TO LOSE 19% OF THE
STATE ENERGY AND THAT WILL BE
HARD TO BACKFILL WITH RENEWABLE
ENERGY. I AM ALL FOR WIND, HYDRO, SOLAR. BUT YOU CANNOT BUILD ENOUGH
SOLAR INSTALLATIONS ON HOUSES IN
THE STATE TO REPLACE 19% OF
ENERGY. WE ARE, THANKFULLY, WE JUST PASS
LEGISLATION ON BEACON HILL TO
EXPAND WIND POWER OFF OF OUR
SHORES, WHICH IS GREAT. AT THE SAME TIME, YOU NEED TO
HAVE ALL ENERGIES, ALL OPTIONS
ON THE TABLE. JUST SAYING NO GAS AT ALL I
THINK IS THE WRONG WAY TO GO. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE
COMPANIES ARE REINVESTING WHEN
THEY ARE MAKING RECORD PROFITS. VICTORIA LET’S MOVE ONTO
ANOTHER LOCAL CONCERN. TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS ONE OF THE
MOST STRESSFUL FACTO FOR DAILY
LOOK — FOR MASSACHUSETTS
WORKERS IN DAILY LIFE AND IT IS
GETTING WORSE. $14 BILLION WAS SPENT, AND WHAT
ARE YO PREPARED TO DO TO HELP
US WITH TRAFFIC? SEN. WARRE THIS IS A
FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION ABOUT WHO
GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR. THE REPUBLICANS PASSED A GIANT
TAX GIVEAWAY, 1.5 TRILLION
DOLLARS THAT WENT TO
BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT
CORPORATIONS. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO FEDERAL
HELP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE? WHERE IS THE NEW MONEY THAT WAS
PROMISED FOR INFRASTRUCTURE? THAT WOULD HELP US BUILDING MORE
ROADS, HELP US BUILDING MORE
MASS TRANSIT, HELP US IN DEALING
WITH OUR TRAFFIC CONGESTION. WHERE IS IT? IT HAS GONE TO THE BILLIONAIRES
AND GIANT CORPORATIONS. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU
HAVE A CONGRESS, A WHITE HOUSE
THAT WANT TO JUST WORK FOR THE
BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT
CORPORATIONS. HERE IS WHAT I THINK. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID
THEY WOULD DO $1 TRILLION IN
INFRASTRUCTURE, BUT HERE IS THE
TRICK. FOUR OUT OF FIVE DOLLARS HAVE TO
COME FROM THE LOCALITY. WHERE IS THE FIFTH DOLLAR GOIN
TO COME FROM IN A FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT WITH DEBTS RISING? THE ANSWER FROM THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION IS WE WILL TAKE
IT AWAY FROM OTHER MONEY WE ARE
ALREADY GIVING TO THE STATES AND
CITIES. I THINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
DOESN’T HAVE THE ANSWER TO
EVERYTHING BY A LONGSHOT, BUT
THEY CAN BE A GOOD PARTNER. THEY CAN BE A GOOD PARTNER IN
INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE, TO
DO WITH TRAFFIC, SEWERS, WATER,
MUNICATION IN WESTERN MASS. — COMMUNICATION IN WESTERN
MASS. NEED THE GOVERNMENT TO WORK
FOR THE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF
CORPORATIONS. ED: WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO
ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM? SEN. WARREN: PART OF WHAT
WOULD DO IS SAY WE SHOULD NOT BE
GIVING THAT MONEY AWAY TO
BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT
CORPORATIONS. WE NEED TO ROLL BACK SOME OF
THAT AND PUT THE MONEY INTO
INVESTMENTS FOR BUILDING A
FUTURE. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE
A GOOD PARTNER. IT SHOULD BE UP TO MASSACHUSETTS
TO MAKE THE DECISION, HERE IS
WHAT WE WANT THE ROADS, HERE IS
WHERE WE WANT TO INVEST IN MASS
TRANSIT, BUT THEY NEED HELP. THEY NEED MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT. THE ONLY WAY THAT HAPPENS IS IF
WE ACTUALLY HAVE MONEY AT THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE DEBT HAS GONE UP BY 17%
SINCE THIS NEW TAX BILL HAS GONE
IN AND IT WILL GO UP BY MORE. TH REPUBLICANS SAY THEY ARE
GOING TO PAY FOR IT BY CUTTING
SOCIAL SECURITY. THAT’S NOT GOVERNMENT THAT IS
GOING TO HELP US GET BETTER AND
BUILD A FUTURE. ED: REPRESENTATIVE, WHAT WOULD
YOU DO TO ALLEVIATE THE TRAFFIC
PROBLEM? REP. DIEHL: I WANT TO TALK ABOUT
BILLIONAIRES A SECOND. MY OPPONENT WANTS YOU TO
BELIEVE, SHE HAS SAID THIS THAT
SHE IS FOR THE LITTLE GUY. BACK IN 2009 AND WHEN HARVARD
WANTED TO CUT COSTS BY FIRING
275 LOW LEVEL EMPLOYEES, THEY
ASKED FOR EMPLOYEES LIKE
ELIZABETH WARNED TO TAKE A PAY
CUT TO SAVE THOSE JOBS AND SHE REFUSED, AND JANITORS AND
SERVICE WORKERS ULTIMATELY WERE
FIRED. LET’S NOT TALK ABOUT THE
CHAMPION FOR THE LITTLE GUY WHEN
THE ONLY MILLIONAIRE IN THIS
ROOM WITH THE MANSION IS YOU. WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORTATION,
I KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO
YOUR PARTNER, AT THE SAM TIME,
NEEDS TO BE HELD CANNIBAL. WHEN I LEAD A REPEAL OF THE GAS
TAX IN 2014, WE SAW THAT
MASSACHUSETTS WAS SPENDING 52%
OF THE GAS TAX GOING TO THE
MBTA, WHICH HAD $6 BILLION OF
DEFERRED MAINTENANCE. $6 BILLION IN DEFERRED
MAINTENANCE. WHEN THE T SHUT DOWN IN 2015, IT
WAS NO’S PRIZE. — NO SURPRISE. CARS AS OLD AS I AM AND I AM 50. THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN
INVESTMENT BACK THEN AND IT
WASN’T HAPPENING. THE OTHER 50% OF THE GAS TAX IN
MASSACHUSETTS WAS FUNDING ROAD
CONSTRUCTION AT A COST OF 600
SEMI $5,000 PER YEAR PER MILE —
$675,000 PER YEAR PER MILE. THAT IS ABOVE THE NATIONAL
AVERAGE. THE REVENUE IS THERE TO GET
PROJECTS DONE IF IT IS MORE
EFFICIENT. ED: I WANT TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE
TO ANSWER ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL
STATUS. SEN. WARREN: I HAVE NO IDEA
WHIC — WHEN HE IS TALKING
ABOUT 2009, BUT I HAVE PUT MY
TAX RETURNS OUT ONLINE. ANYBODY CAN LOOK AT THEM AND SEE
WHAT I HAVE AND DON’T HAVE. MR. DIEHL HAS PUT THE SAME
NUMBER OF TAX RETURNS ONLINE AS
DONALD TRUMP, ZERO. YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT FINANCIAL
DEALINGS OR STATUS, YOU HAVE T
PUT IT OUT THERE. YOU HAVE TO PUT YOUR TAX RETURNS
ONLINE SO EVERYONE CAN SEE IT. I THINK THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS TO
BE A PUBLIC SERVANT. REP. DIEHL FOR EIGHT YEARS, I
HAVE FILED WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR
THE STATE AS FAR AS FINANCIAL
DISCLOSURES, AND FOR THE SENATE
RUN, HAD TO FILE AN ETHICS
DISCLOSURE THAT PRETTY MUCH SHOWED EVERYBODY WHAT I OWN. I PROBABLY OH MORE ON MY HOUSE
AND THE BUSINESS THAN I HAVE IN
UGLY. MY OPPONENT WANTS TO TALK ABOUT
HAVING HER TAXES OUT THERE. THAT IS GREAT. HAVE SEEN THAT SHE TAKES
ADVANTAGE OF EVERY LOOPHOLE TO
PAY LESS. FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, SHE HAS
EXPLODED A LOOPHOLE TO LOWER
PROPERTY TAXES. TO BE CLEAR, SHE WANT YOU TO PAY
MORE FOR YOUR TAXES AND SHE PAYS
LESS. ED: I WANT TO MOVE ON —
SEN. WARREN: COME ON, I TAKE A
PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION AND
CHARITABLE DEDUCTIONS LIKE
EVERYONE ELSE. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY ANYTHING,
WHY NOT PUT YOUR TAXES OUT
THERE. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE
HIDING. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE WILL FIND
IF YOU DON’T PUT IT OUT THERE
FOR EVERYONE TO SEE, BECAUSE
THAT IS THE POINT. ED: WE HAVE HIT THE FIRST
LIGHTNING ROUND. AGAIN, QUICK QUESTIONS AND QUICK
ANSWERS. QUESTION ONE, IT MAY BE THE MOST
DIVISIVE ISSUE ON THE BALLOT,
NURSE TO PATIENT RATIOS, ARE YOU
VOTING YES OR NO ON QUESTION
ONE? SEN. WARREN: YES. REP. DIEHL: NO. ED: BALLOT QUESTION THREE COULD
UNDO THE LAW THAT PROHIBITS
DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER
IDENTITY IN PLACES LIKE PUBLIC
BATHROOMS. KEYBOARD GET RID OF IT? REP. DIEHL: NO. SEN. WARREN: KEEP THE LAW. NO ONE HATE. ED GIVE GOVERNOR BAKER A GREAT,
PLEASE. — GRADE, PLEASE. SEN. WARREN: C. REP. DIEHL:B. ED: DO YOU OR YOUR SPOUSE ON A
GUN? REP. DIEHL: YES. SEN. WARREN: NO. ED BABIES BORN IN THE U.S. TO
NONCITIZENS ARE GIVEN U.S. CITIZENSHIP, BUT THIS MORNING
THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WANTED TO
AND THAT. DO YOU AGREE? SEN. WARREN: THAT’S IN THE
CONSTITUTION, HE CANNOT END IT
BY HIMSELF. NO, I DON’T AGREE. HE DOESN’T GET TO A RACE PARTS
OF THE CONSTITUTION THAT HE
DOESN’T LIKE. REP. DIEHL: I CAN READ WHAT IS
IN THE CONSTITUTION, BUT BECAUSE
IT IS A SHORT ROUND, YES, WE
NEED TO FOLLOW THE CONSTITUTION,
WHICH IS NOT CALL FOR PROVIDING
CITIZENSHIP TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT HERE AS NATIONAL CITIZENS AND
THE CHILDREN THEREOF. ED: THAT’S THE END OF THE
LIGHTNING ROUND. VICTORIA: CONTINUING WITH
IMMIGRATION, WITH THE CARAVAN OF
THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL AMERICANS
MAKING ITS WAY TO OUR SOUTHERN
BORDER, PRESIDENT TRUMP ONCE A
BLANKET BAN ON PEOPLE ENTERING THE UNITED STATES,
ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND CHILDREN
INCLUDED. SHOULD THERE BE ANOTHER STANDARD
FOR VICTIMS OF HUMANITARIAN
CRISIS WHO WANT TO ENTER THE
U.S.? REP. DIEHL WE ALREADY HAVE
REFUGEE STATUS WE ALLOW PEOPLE
IN. ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WITH REFUGEE
STATUS IS IT HAS BEEN ABUSED. WE HAVE SEEN THIS, MAYOR WALSH
IS HERE, HE SERVED WITH IN
THE LEGISLATURE, I DON’T THINK
WE WANT TO SEE ANOTHER TRAGEDY
IN BOSTON WHERE PEOPLE WERE HERE
SAYING THEY WERE REFUGEES BUT FLYING BACK AND FORTH TO
CHECHNYA BEING RADICALIZED AND
CREATING ATROCITY. WE ARE A COUNTRY OF IMMIGRANTS I
LOVE THE PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO
THE COUNTRY. I WAS NOT HERE ORIGINALLY WHEN
THIS COUNTRY STARTED, BUT THE
FACT OF THE MATTER IS WE HAVE TO
FOLLOW THE LAWS FOR IMMIGRATION. I THINK REFUGEE STATUS, OF
COURSE, WE WANT TO PROVIDE FOR
THE PEOPLE FLEEING TERROR AND
OPPRESSION, BUT AT THE SAME
TIME, OR ARE PEOPLE COMING
ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AND WE NEED TO INTO THAT. VICTORIA: DO YOU AGREE OR
DISAGREE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
LINCOLN BA CLOSING — BLANKET
BAN CLOSING THE BORDER TO
ASYLUM-SEEKERS? REP. DIEHL: I THINK THE CARAVAN
IS MAKING ITS WAY TO ATTEMPT TO
CROSSING. WHETHER THE WHOLE GROUP IS
REFUGEES IS HARD TO DETERMINE. I THINK WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IS AN
EFFORT TO SEND JUDGES DOWN THERE
AND PERSONNEL DOWN THERE SO THAT
WHEN THE D COME, WE ARE ABLE
TO EXPEDITE WHETHER OR NOT THEY
ARE COMING HERE LEGITIMATELY AS REFUGEE OR TRYING TO COMING
ILLEGALLY. SEN. WARREN: WE ARE A NATION OF
LAWS, AND WE NEED TO ENFORCE OUR
LAWS. WE NEED CONFERENCE OF
IMMIGRATION REFORM. THAT IS THE MUCH LARGER PICTURE. I VOTED IN 2013 FOR CONFERENCE
OF IMMIGRATION REFORM. IT WAS BIPARTISAN. IT HAD A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR
THOSE HERE WHO ARE NOT
DOCUMENTED. IT HAD A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR
DREAMERS, PROTECTION FOR PEOPLE
WITH TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS,
CLEANED UP THE VISA SYSTEM, AND
MUCH MORE MOEY FOR BORDER
SECURITY. IT WAS A COPPER MICE. ULTIMATELY, — IT WAS A
COMPROMISE. ULTIMATELY, REPUBLICANS BLOCKED
IT. THIS HAS TO DO WITH DONALD
RUMSFELD FOREIGN POLICY OVERALL. — DONALD TRUMPS FOREIGN POLICY
OVERALL. THE GANGS ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN
EVER. THAT MEANS MORE PEOPLE ARE
FLEEING THE VIOLENCE. WE NEED A STATE DEPARTMENT,
DIPLOMATIC TOOLS, ECONOMIC TOOLS
TO HELP THE COUNTRIES IN CENTRAL
AMERICA TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE
GOT LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THAT
PEOPLE ARE SAFE TO BE THERE. THAT IS WHAT PREVENTS THIS KIND
OF CARAVAN THAT WE ARE TALKING
ABOUT. WE NEED TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT
UP FRONT, NOT TO ENGAGE IN T
KIND OF CHAOS HE HAS ENGAGED IN
AT THE FOREIGN POLICY LEVEL AND
THE HOLLOWING OUT OF THE STATE
DEPARTMENT. IT DOES NOT MAKE US SAFER OR
STRONGER, AND IT DOES NOT FIT
WITH OUR VALUES. ED: ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE
TO OFFER? REP. DIEHL: WE BEEN ABLE TO
RE-SUCCESS — TO SUCCESSFULLY
RENEGOTIATE A TRADE DEAL WITH
CANADA AND MEXICO, AND WE ARE
LOOKING AT MEXICO FOR BEING A
PARTNER. PART O THE PROBLEM WITH MEXICO,
I HAVE BEEN THERE, I HAVE BEEN
TO EL PASO, I HAVE SEEN THE CITY
OF WAR AS — JUAREZ. WE’RE SEEIN MURDER, HUMAN
TRAFFICKING, DRUG TRAFFICKING,
AND DRUGS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY
TO MASSACHUSETTS. WE KNOW THAT ANOTHER SENTINEL —
FENTINYL WAS DECEASED TO KILL
HALF OF MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY WANT TO MAKE SURE WE
COMPLETE THE BORDER, HAVE A
SECURE BORDER, SO THERE IS NO
TEMPTATION TO BRING DRUGS AND
AND IT DOES NOT FEED THE DRUG
CARTELS THAT ARE RAVAGING MEXICO IN SOUTHERN COUNTRIES. JANE ANOTHER FOREIGN-POLICY
QUESTION, RELATIONS WITH SAUDI
ARABIA ARE HANGING BY A THREAD
WITH THE MURDER OF A WASHINGTON
POST JOURNALIST. HIS BLOCKING AN ARMS DEAL WORTH
BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO RAYTHEON,
A MASSACHUSETTS COMPANY, PUTTING
THOUSANDS OF JOBS ON THE LINE,
WARTH THE SACRIFICE — WORTH THE
SACRIFICE TO MAKE A STATEMENT? SEN. WARREN: I WANT TO START
WITH SOME CONTEXT. THE PERSON WHO WAS KILLED WAS
NOT A RANDOM PERSON. IT WAS A MEMBER OF THE PRESS. THE REASON HE WAS KILLED BY
SAUDI ARABIA IS BECAUSE HE ASKED
HARD QUESTIONS. AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM
WORLDWIDE. DICTATORSHIPS DON’T LIKE PEOPLE
WHO ASK HARD QUESTIONS. AUTHORITARIANS DON’T LIKE PEOPLE
WHO ASK HARD QUESTIONS. WHEN THE SAUDIS KILLED HIM, THEY
SENT A MESSAGE TO THE REST OF
THE WORLD, NO ONE WILL ASK THEM
HARD QUESTIONS. THAT MEANS IT IS UP TO THE REST
OF THE WORLD TO RESPOND, NOT
JUST THE U.S. ALONE, BUT THE
WHOLE WORLD. ALL COUNTRIES THAT ARE TRYING TO
SUPPORT DEMOCRACY, ALL COUNTRIES
THAT BELIEVE THAT LEADERS SHOULD
BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, THAT
GOVERNMENTS SHOULD BE
ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE, NOT JUST TO THE POWERFUL, ALL OF
THEM NEED TO MAKE A RESPONSE TO
SAUDI ARABIA. WE NEED A COMPREHENSIVE,
INTEGRAT RESPONSE THAT IS
MULTINATIONAL. NOT JUST TO HAVE THIS FALL ON
ONE COUNTRY — ONE COMPANY OR
ONE STATE OR ONE GROUP OF
WORKERS. WE NEED SOMETHING THAT WORKS FOR
ALL OF US. RIGHT NOW, THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION IS NOT TRYING TO
PUT ANYTHING TOGETHER. INSTEAD, IT HAS BEEN
BACKPEDALING, TRYING TO FIND
WAYS TO LET THE SAUDIS OFF THE
HOOK. IF DONALD TRUMP LETS THEM OFF
THE HOOK AND DOESN’T PUT
TOGETHER AN INTERNATIONAL
COALITION, HE IS DECLARING THAT
pFOR ANY COUNTRY, ANY DICTATOR,
WHO DOES NOT LIKE TOU QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE PRESS,
THEY CAN TAKE STEPS TO SHUT IT
DOWN. JANET: THE ARMS DEAL SHOULD BE
PULLED? SEN. WARREN: MY POINT IS WE NEED
TO DO THIS TOGETHER. WE NEED AN INTERNATIONAL
RESPONSE. JANET: YOU’RE NOT SAYING WHETHER
THE ARM STILL SHOULD BE PULLED? SEN. WARREN: IT COULD BE PART OF
IT. THE POINT IS AN INTERNATIONAL
RESPONSE. THIS ISNOT AN AFFRONT JUST TO
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE SHOULD BE LEADING THE NATIONS
OF THE WORLD TO SAY THAT A FREE
PRESS IS PART OF HOW DEMOCRACY
WORKS, IT IS PART OF THE
ACCOUNTABILITY ED:. REPRESENTATIVE, YOUR TAKE? REP. DIEHL: WE HAVE COMPANIES
LIKE RAYTHEON THAT BENEFIT FROM
ARMS CONTRACTS AROUND THE GLOBE. WHETHER THEY HAVE CONTRACTS WITH
SAUDI ARABIA ARE NOT SHOULD NOT
PLAY A FACTOR IN WHAT IS GOING
ON. SAUDI ARABIA HAS ACTED IN A
HORRIBLE MANNER AND SHOULD BE
HELD ACCOUNTABLE BY THE UNITED
STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES THAT
WANT TO SEE JOURNALISM KEPT
FREE. QUESTIONS ALLOWED TO BE ASKED
EVEN IF THEY ARE TOUGH
QUESTIONS. THE OTHER FACT OF THE MATTER IS
SAUDI ARABIA IS ALSO A PARTNER
IN TRYING TO PREVENT TERRORISM
IN THE REGION. ISRAEL, ONE OF OUR STRONGEST
PARTNERS IN THE WORLD, IS SO
CLOSE BY, AND ONE OF OUR STRONG
ALLIES. TO HAVE SAUDI ARABIA TRYING TO
KEEP TERRORISM IN YEMEN IN
CHECK, AND OTHER REGIONS IN
CHECK, I THINK WE NEED TO
HOPEFULLY GET BACK TO A
RELATIONSHIP THAT ALLOWS THEM TO BE A PARTNER WITH US FOR THE
FUTURE BUT NEVER LET AN ATROCITY
LIKE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN. JANET: WHAT ABOUT THE ARMS DEAL? SHOULD IT BE PULLED? REP. DIEHL: IF IT LOOKS LIKE THE
LEADERSHIP OF THE COUNTRY EITHER
COMMITTED THE ACT OR APPROVED OF
THE ACT BEING COMMITTED AND
DON’T CHANGE LEADERSHIP, I THINK
WE NEED TO MAKE A STATEMENT, AND PULLING THE DEAL MAY BE A WAY TO
SIGNAL THAT. VICTORIA: REPRESENTATIVE,
WASHINGTON STATE NEXT WEEK WILL
VOTE ON A REFERENDUM THAT WOULD
IMPOSE A CARBON FEE, CHARGING
POLLUTERS FOR THE RIGHT TO EMIT
CARBON DIOXIDE AND GREENHOUSE GASES. IS THIS A GOOD IDEA? REP. DIEHL: I DON’T NECESSARILY
LEAVE A CARBON TAX. I DO BELIEVE THAT MASSACHUSETTS
HAS BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB OF
COMMITTING TO RENEWABLES AND
RENEWABLE ENERGY, BUT AT THE
SAME TIME, WE ARE PART OF A
REGIONAL GREENHOUSE EMISSIONS THAT KEEP POLLUTERS IN OUR STA
AND REGION FROM ABUSING THE
SYSTEM. I DON’T NECESSARILY SEE A CARBON
TAX IS THE WAY TO GO FORWARD. THE FACT IS, WE HAVE BEEN
FIGHTING THE EFFECTS OF GLOBAL
WARMING AND OUR STATE HE
EFFECTIVELY. WE STILL HAVE SOME WAYS TO GO. ONE OF THE THINGS HAVE
EFFECTIVENESS IS WARMER WATERS
GETTING OUR SHORES. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS AN OFFSHOOT
OF THAT, THE FISHING INDUSTRY
HAVING INVASIVE SPECIES COMING
IN TO THE REGULAR CATCH AND
CUTTING THE ABILITY TO BRING IN
THE FISH THEY ARE HOPING TO BRING TO MARKET. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SOME HELP
WITH TRYING TO KEEP THE
ENVIRONMENT IN A HEALTHIER
STATE. I JUST DON’T THINK THE CARBON
TAX IS THE WAY TO GO. I THINK WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO
SUCCESSFULLY AS A STATE COMMIT
TO ENERGY RESOURCES THAT ARE
RENEWABLE AND THE GREENHOUSE
GASE OMISSION FOR OUR AREA
SHOULD BE USED ELSEWHERE. SEN. WARREN: I DON’T KNOW THE
PARTICULARS OF THE WASHINGTON
BILL, BUT I WILL SAY THIS,
POLLUTERS SHOULD PAY FOR THEIR
POLLUTION. BECAUSE BELIEVE ME, THE REST OF
US PAY FOR IT. OUR CHILDREN PAY FOR IT WITH
ELEVATED ASTHMA RATES. THE REST OF US ARE PAYING FOR IT
WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE WE ARE
BEGINNING TO SEE, AND THAT WE
ARE ALL GOING TO PAY FOR. I THINK THIS IS, AGAIN, A COMES
BACK TO THE QUESTION OF WHO
GOVERNMENT WORKS FOR. RIGHT NOW, THE ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION AGENCY AND THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION IS RUN BY
COAL LOBBYIST. UNDE THE EPA AND THE CARBON
MINISTRATION, THE CLEANUP IN THE
HOUSATONIC RIVER, GE HADDRAGGED
ITS FEET FOR YEARS. FINALLY THEY HAD COME TO AN
AGREEMENT, NOT ENTIRELY
SATISFACTORY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO
LIVE THERE, BUT SOMETHING. DONALD TRUMP GETS ELECTED, THEY
PUT IN SCOTT PRUITT AT THE EPA,
AND NOW THAT IS OFF. GE IS SAYING THEY DON’T WANT TO
HAVE TO SHIP THE BEST OF OUT OF
STATE, THEY WANT TO LET GE WORK
OUT SOMETHING THAT WORKS WELL
FOR PROFITS. THAT IS THE FUNDAMENTAL
QUESTION, WHO DO YOU THINK
GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK FOR? I THIN IT OUGHT TO WORK FOR OUR
KIDS AND PEOPLE WHO WANT TO
BREATHE THE AIR AND DRINK THE
WATER. I DON’T THINK IT ON TO WORK FOR
JUST — IT SHOULD WORK FOR JUST
BIG OIL AND BIG CO, GIANT
COMPANIES THAT WANT TO LAY WASTE
TO OUR RIVERS, WATER, AIR, AND
MAKE EVERYONE ELSE PICK UP THE TABS. REP. DIEHL: THE PRIVATE SECTOR
HAS A PLACE IN THIS AS WELL. I AM AN EAGLE SCOUT AND I WANT
TO MAKE SURE WE LEAVE THE
CAMPGROUND BETTER THAN WE FOUND
IT. THE OTHER THING IS, LOOK AT THE
CASINO DEVELOPED IN EVERETT. THEY UNDERTOOK A HUGE
RECLAMATION OF THE SHORES OF THE
CASINO. THAT WAS A GREAT WAY FOR A
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE TO WORK
TOGETHER TO GET THIS DONE. I THINK WE CAN FIND WAYS FOR THE
PRIVATE SECTOR IS A PARTNER AS
WELL. JANE SENATOR, YOU RELEASE YOUR
DNA TEST FOLLOING YEARS OF
TAUNTING BY CRITICS. A NEW BOSTON GLOBE POLL FOUND
THAT VOTERS ARE SPLIT ON WHETHER
YOU SHOULD HAVE TAKEN AND
RELEASED THE TEST TO PROVE
NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE. DO YOU REGRET RELEASING THE
RESULTS? SEN. WARREN: THIS IS JUST WHO I
AM. I PUT 10 YEARS OF TAX RETURNS
OUT THERE, I PUT MY EMPLOYMENT
RECORDS OUT THERE. AND I TOOK A DNA TEST. I AM AN OPEN BOOK. IT’S ALL ON THE INTERNET,
ANYBODY CAN LOOK AT IT WHO WANTS
TO. BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT AT THE
END OF THE DAY, THIS ISN’T ABOUT
MY FAMILY, THIS IS ABOUT
FAMILIES ALL ACROSS
MASSACHUSETTS. FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN GETTING
THE WRONG END OF THE STICK OVER
AND OVER AGAIN. I AM IN THIS FIGHT FOR STUDENTS
WHO ARE GETTING CRUSHED BY
STUDENT LOAN DEBT, I’M IN THIS
FIGHT FOR EVERY FAMILY WHO HAS
COME UP TO ME IN ONE OF MY 37
TOWN HALLS TO SAY PLEASE HOLD ONTO HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OF US. I AM IN THIS FIGHT FOR EVERY
PERSON WHO IS COLLECTING SOCIAL
SECURITY WHILE THE REPUBLICANS
ARE SAYING, HOW ARE WE GOING TO
PAY FOR THAT TAX BREAK TO
BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT CORPORATIONS? WERE GOING TO PAY FOR IT BY
CUTTING SOCIAL SECURITY AND
MEDICARE. WASHINGTON WORKS GREAT FOR
BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT
CORPORATIONS. IT’S NOT WORKING FOR FAMILIES. THAT’S THE REASON I’M IN THIS
FIGHT. ED SHOULD SENATOR WARREN’S
HERITAGE MATTER? REP. DIEHL: I’VE SAID THIS IN A
PREVIOUS DEBATE AND ON MY
CAMPAIGN FROM THE DAY I STARTED,
I DON’T CARE ABOUT HER ANCESTRY. THAT’S BETWEEN HER AND HER
FAMILY, IT IS ABOUT INTEGRITY. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHETHER SHE MAY
HAVE BENEFITED BY GETTING A JOB
AS LISTING OR SOLD AS NATIVE
AMERICAN, BUT SHE TRIED TO
BENEFIT FROM THAT. I DON’T CARE WHAT PERCENTAGE SHE
IS, I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT I
AM 100% FOCUSED ON MESSAGES OF. — ON MASSACHUSETTS. ED: HE SAID YOU TRIED. SEN. WARREN: THE BOSTON GLOBE
DID AN EXTENSIVE STUDY, THE FACT
THAT HE TRIES TO SAY THERE IS AN
OPEN QUESTION. THAT IS A QUESTION OF INTEGRITY,
MAKING UP FACTS. THAT’S WHAT DONALD TRUMP DOES,
YOU ARE DOING HIS WORK FOR HIM. LOOK, I PUT EVERYTHING OUT
THERE, IS THERE. PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT IT ON THE
INTERNET. THIS REALLY ISN’T ABOUT MY
FAMILY, THIS IS ABOUT FAMILIES
ACROSS THIS COMMONWEALTH. THIS IS ABOUT A MAN WHO WANTS TO
GO TO WASHINGTON AND BE THE
DECIDING VOTE TO TAKE AWAY
HEALTH CARE. THIS IS ABOUT A MAN WHO WANTS TO
GO STRENGTHEN A PARTY THAT SAYS
THE WAY THEY ARE GOING TO PAY
FOR TAX BREAKS FOR BILLIONAIRES
IS TO CUT SOCIAL SECURITY. THIS IS ABOUT A MAN WHO SUPPORTS
AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
AGENCY THAT SAYS, LET’S RUN IT
BY A COAL LOBBYIST. REP. DIEHL: SHE HAS RUN FAR
AFIELD FROM THE ORIGINAL
QUESTION, SHE MENTIONED THE HIGH
COST OF COLLEGE. MY OPPONENT CLAIMS SHE CARES
ABOUT THE HIGH COST OF COLLEGE
BUT SHE GRABBED 350,000 DOLLARS
TO TEACH ONE COURSE AT HARVARD. BY THE WAY, STUDENTS WERE FORCED
TO BUY HER BOOK, WHICH ALLOWED
HER TO COLLECT AN ADDITIONAL
$200,000 IN ROYALTIES. SHE IS BENEFITING. THE ONLY MILLIONAIRE AND ERASES
HER. ED: OK, SPEED AROUND TWO. QUICK QUESTIONS, QUICK ANSWERS. DO YOU BELIEVE THAT CLIMATE
CHANGE IS MAN-MADE? REP. DIEHL: I BELIEVE MEN AND
WOMEN HAVE AN EFFECT ON CLIMATE. SEN. WARREN: YES. ED: WILL YOU SERVE YOUR FULL
TERM IF YOU ARE ELECTED NEXT
TUESDAY? SEN. WARRN: I HAVE ALREADY SAID
THAT I WILL TAKE A LOOK AT
RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AFTER THE
ELECTION, BUT I GUARANTEE THIS,
NO MATTER WHAT I DO, I WILL WORK
FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. ED: WILL YOU SERVE THE FULL
TERM? REP. DIEHL: YES. THE ANSWER FOR ME IS YES, BUT
THEN SHE GOT A FEW EXTRA WORDS
AND, IRONICALLY MY OPPONENT AND
PRESIDENT TRUMP HAVE SOMETHING
IN COMMON, NEITHER WANTS TO BE A
REPRESENTATIVE FOR MASSACHUSETTS BUT PRESIDENT. ED: NAME SOMEONE IN THE
OPPONENTS PARTY YOU WANT TO WORK
WITH. REP. DIEHL: I THINK SENATOR
MARKEY WOULD BE A PARTNER FOR
ME. STEVE LYNCH HAS BEEN MY HORSEMEN
FOR A LONG TIME — MY
CONGRESSMAN A LONG TIME. SEN. WARREN: CAN I JUST SAY,
SINCE DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN
SWORN IN, I HAVE GOTTEN MORE
THAN A DOZEN PROPOSALS PASSED ON
A BIPARTISAN BASIS AND SIGNED
INTO LAW BY DONALD TRUMP. I GOT MORE THAN A DOZEN PEOPLE
RIGHT THERE NOT JUST THAT I
WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH BUT I
HAVE WORK WITH. ED: IS DONALD TRUMP SOMEONE YOU
WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH? SEN. WARREN: IT MAKES ME HAPPY
WHEN HE FINDS OUT — SIGNS OFF
ON MY PROPOSAL. ED: SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT
YOUR OPPONENT. SEN. WARRE HE WAS AN EAGLE
SCOUT, THAT IS GREAT. REP. DIEHL: I THINK SHE HAS A
LOT OF PASSION FOR WHAT SHE IS
DOING AND I APPRECIATE HER TIME
IN OFFICE. ED: THE LAST BOOK YOU READ? REP. DIEHL: GREEN EGGS AND HAM
TO THREE — TWO THIRD-GRADERS. SEN. WARRE GOOD AND MATT, AND
I AM IN THE MIDD OF THE
MATCHMAKER. VICTORIA: REPRESENTATIVE, YOU
HAVE PRAISED THE REPUBLICAN TAX
CUTS AS A BOOST TO THE
MASSACHUSETTS ECONOMY. THE LAW ALS SWELLED THE
NATIONAL DEFICIT. DO DEFICITS MATTER? REP. DIEHL: BIG TIME. FIRST OF ALL, MASSACHUSETTS IS
ENJOYING RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT. WE ARE BELOW THE NATIONAL
AVERAGE OF I BELIEVE 3.6
PERCENT, WHICH IS THE LOWEST IT
HAS BEEN IN 50 YEARS. WE HAVE SEEN GDP RECENTLY AT I
BELIEVE OVER 3.3% FOLLOWING A
4.1% GDP, THE BEST BACK-TO-BACK
QUARTERS IN A DECADE OR
SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT
MORE PEOPLE IN MASSACHUSETTS ARE
MAKING MONEY, THEY ARE HAVING
WAGE INCREASES, AND THAT IS
TRANSLATED INTO BEACON HILL
TAKING OVER $1.2 BILLION IN UNANTICIPATED TAX RESIDENT —
TAX REVENUE BECAUSE OF PEOPLE
WORKING. COMPANIES CA REINVEST BUT
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS SHARE
IN THE BLAME I WASHINGTON IN
SPENDING MORE THAN WE TAKE IN. I OWN A SMALL BUSINESS AND WE
PUT OUR LIFE SAVINGS IN TO START
IT. WE CAN ADDED 17 YEARS AND WE
NEVER WOULD HAVE MADE IT IF WE
FOLLOWED THE CONGRESSIONAL MODEL
OF SPENDING MORE THAN WE TOOK
IN. WE AS A COUNTRY I THINK NEED TO
LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE SPENDING AS
WELL AS TAKING IN. WE ARE TAKING IN RECORD TAX
REVENUE IN WASHINGTON AS WELL. ED: SENATOR, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE
TO CREATE JOBS IN MASSACHUSETTS? SEN. WARREN: THE MAIN THING I
HAVE DONE TO CREATE JOBS IS TO
TRY TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT RIGHT
HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS IN WORKIN
FAMILIES. I WILL GIVE YOU SOME EXAMPLES. I HAVE HELPED WITH THE
INVESTMENTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE. EVERYTHING FROM THE BIG PROJECTS
LIKE DREDGING BOSTON HARBOR TO
THE SEVEN BRIDGES AND LEVEL, TO
THE SEAWALLS AND SUCH WOULD —
TO THE SEAWALLS AND $100 MILLION
IN GRANTS FOR FIREFIGHTERS FOR SAFETY EQUIPMENT. THAT GOES INTO OUR ECONOMY IN
MASSACHUSETTS. A SECOND WAY I HAVE DONE IT IS A
EURO AGO, WHEN DONALD TRUMP
ANNOUNCED HIS FIRST BUDGET, HE
SAID HE WAS .2 CUT INVESTMENT —
HE WAS GOING TO CUT INVESTMENT
IN MEDIC BY $1.4 BILLION, THAT HITS US REALLY HARD. WE DO A LOT OF THAT WORK. I THOUGHT THAT IS IT. I ROUNDED UP A BUNCH OF SENATORS
AND WE PUSHED BACK. WE ENDED UP, NOT ONLY DID THEY
WILL BACK THE CUT, WE ENDED UP
WITH THE $2 BILLION IN
ADDITIONAL MONEY INVESTED IN
MEDICAL RESEARCH RIGHT HERE IN
MASSACHUSETTS. THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS
THAT HELP PRODUCE JOBS RIGHT
HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS. THE THIRD THING I HAVE WORKED ON
GENERALLY HAS BEEN IN THE AREA
OF EDUCATION. I HAVE MANAGED TO HELP 4500
YOUNG PEOPLE HERE IN
MASSACHUSETTS GET RID OF THEIR
STUDENT LOAN DEBT WHEN THEY GOT
CHEATED BY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES. THAT HELPS THEM GO TO WORK AND
TO SCHOOL WITHOUT BEING CRUSHED
BY STUDENT DEBT. ED: ANYTHING TO ADD? REP. DIEHL: SURE. MY WIFE AND I CREATED SOME JOBS
WITH OUR SMALL BUSINESS, BUT AT
THE SAME TIME, I’VE BEEN IN THE
LEGISLATURE EIGHT YEARS AND WE
HAVE HAD JOB CREATION BILLS I
THINK IT HELPED. ONE OF THE BIG THINGS I DID IS
WE LET THE GAS TAX BALLOT
QUESTION IN .14 AND SAVED
TAXPAYERS $2 BILLION. I MEAN INDIVIDUALS FAMILIES,
BUT ALSO BUSINESSES A LOT OF
MONEY. BUSINESSES THAT DEAL WITH
TRANSPORTATION. OVER TIME, I AM SURE THAT THE
TAX REDUCTION ON THE GAS TAX,
THE ACCOUNTABILITY CREATED JOBS
AS WELL. JANET: THE DEBATE OVER ME TO HIS
— ME TOO IS FRONT AND CENTER. SEEING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO
THOSE WHO HAVE MADE PUBLIC
ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL
MISCONDUCT, WOULD YOU ENCOURAGE
YOUR OWN LOVED ONES TO REPORT AN
ASSAULT IN A HIGHLY UNFORTUNATE SITUATION IF IT EVER HAPPENED? SEN. WARREN: I THINK THIS IS A
VERY PERSONAL DECISION. I WATCHED AS DR. FORD MADE THE
DECISION TO COME FORWARD. IT WAS OBVIOUSLY VERY PAINFUL
FOR HER IN THE CAPITAL HEARINGS. SHE DEBATED IT — IN THE BRETT
KAVANAUGH HEARINGS. SHE DEBATED IT A LONG TIME. SHE GAVE HEARTFELT TESTIMONY. I BELIEVE HER TESTIMONY. AND THEN I WATCHED AS THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
WATCHED FUN OF HER. I WATCHED AS POWERFUL REPUBLICAN
ME HELPED ONE MORE POWERFUL
REPUBLICAN MAN GET TO AN EVEN
MORE POWERFUL POSITION. AS THEY CLOSED RANKS. PEOPLE STOOD UP AND SAID THINGS
THAT WERE NONSENSE. OH YES, I BELIEVE DR. FORD, NOT
REALLY. AND PUT SOMEONE ON THE SUPREME
COURT WHO I THINK DEMONSTRATED
OPENLY IN THE HEARINGS HE SHOULD
NOT BE THERE. I WOULD BE THERE FOR ANY MEMBER
OF MY FAMILY, I HAVE BEEN THERE
FOR FRIENDS WHEN THEY HAVE HAD
TO MAKE THE DECISION ABOUT
WHETHER TO COME FORWARD. I CAN ONLY SAY, ENCOURAGE I
SUPPORT, BUT THAT IS A DECISION
EACH PERSON MAKES. I POINT OUT TO THEM THAT EVERY
TIME THEY COME FORWARD, THEY
MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE NEXT
PERSON AND HARDER FOR ABUSERS. BUT ULTIMATELY, IT HAS TO BE
YOUR DECISION. JANE YOU WOULD NOT GIVE THEM
ANY ADVICE AS TO WHETHER THEY
SHOULD? SEN. WARREN: I WOULD EXPLAIN
THAT IF YOU DO GO FORWARD, IT
HELPS PEOPLE WHO AR IN THIS
SITUATION IN THE FUTURE, IT
HELPS TO CALL OUT THE ABUSERS
AND CHANGE THE SYSTEM. BUT I THINK IT IS REALLY TOUGH
— PEOPLE HAVE TO MAKE THEIR OWN
DECISIONS AND I JUST DON’T THINK
WE SHOULD PUSH ON PEOPLE TO DO
IT. THEY HAVE TO DECIDE FOR
THEMSELVES WHETHER THEY ARE
WILLING TO DO THAT. ED REPRESENTATIVE, WITH YOUR
FAMILY AND THE LOVE YOU HAVE
YOUR FAMILY, WOULD YOU ENCOURAGE
YOUR LOVED ONES TO REPORT
ASSAULT AND HIGHLY UNFORTUNATE
SITUATION? REP. DIEHL: I WOULD. I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS AND I CAN’T
IMAGINE SOMETHING HAPPENING,
THAT IF IT DID, I WOULD WANT
THEM TO MAKE SOME SORT OF PUBLIC
RECORD SO THAT JUSTICE COULD BE
SERVED IN SOME FORM OR FASHION. AT THE SAME TIME, THE SENATOR
REFERENCED THE BRICK CAPITAL
HEARINGS AS AN EXAMPLE — THE
BRETT CAPITAL HEARINGS AS AN
EXAMPLE OF BEHAVIOR THAT WAS
REPREHENSIBLE. ANGRY. UNFORTUNATELY, — I AGREE. UNFORTUNATELY, TWO LIVES WERE
DESTROYED. SOMEBODY IN THE SENATE HAD
INFORMATION THAT COULD BEEN
HANDLED PRIVATELY, HELD THAT FOR
POLITICAL REASONS. ANOTHER THING WE FOUND OUT
RECENTLY I THINK IS PRETTY
UNCONSCIONABLE, THE FACT THAT
SENATOR WARREN WAS FUNDRAISING
ILLEGALLY USING THE VOTE ON
JUSTIC KAVANAUGH TO TRY AND RAISE MONEY FOR CAMPAIGNS. THAT JUST CAME OUT. THAT IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD NOT
BE DOING, FIRST OF ALL, WHEN WE
ARE HAVING A NATIONAL DISCUSSION
ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT, TRYING
TO FUNDRAISER OFF OF IT. BUT YOU DID, AND IT TURNS OUT IS
— OUT IT IS ILLEGAL. SEN. WARREN: A QUESTION. I HEAR MR. DIEHL’S STATEMENT
ABOUT HOW WRONG IT WAS A WAY
THAT DR. FORD WAS TREATED, BUT I
DON’T REMEMBER HIM SPEAKING UP
WHEN DONALD TRUMP MADE FUN OF
HER. I DON’T REMEMBER HIM SPEAKING
OUT WHEN THE REPUBLICANS WERE
ACTUALLY RERUNNING — RAMRODDING
THROUGH THE NOMINATION. I MAY HAVE MISSED IT. REP. DIEHL: THAT’S BECAUSE I
DON’T LOOK FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY
TO GRANDSTAND. YOU RESPONDED TO T MAYOR OF
SOMERVILLE MAKING A NEGATIVE
STATEMENT THIS PAST WEEK. THAT WAS SUCH AN INTENSE MOMENT
IN OUR COUNTRY’S HISTORY AS FAR
AS TRYING TO DEAL WITH
PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE, THE
CORNERSTONE OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM,
AND YOU WERE WILLING TO THROW IT OUT THE WINDOW BECAUSE YOU WERE
PART OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS
TRYING TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS
BY USING DR. FORD’S TESTIMONY AS
A WAY TO DRAG DOWN A MAN WITHOUT
ANY CORROBORATING EVIDENCE. SEN. WARREN: I DON’T THINK I
QUITE UNDERSTAND THE ANSWER. I AM LOOKING FOR THE TIMES WHEN
HAVE CALLED OUT DONALD TRUMP. WHEN HE HAS MADE FUN OF SOMEONE
LIKE DR. FORD, SOMEONE WHO IS
DISABLED. ED: I WOULD LIKE TO DRILL DOWN
INTO WHAT THE REPRESENTATIVE
SAID. THE FUNDRAISING WHILE THE VOTE
WAS BEING TAKEN ON THE CAPITAL
HEARING — ON THE HEARING. SEN. WARREN: I DON’T KNOW. JANET: AN ETHICS COMPLAINT HAS
BEEN FILED. SEN. WARRE I WILL CHECK INTO
IT, BUT I DON’T KNOW. ED: ANY RESPONSE? REP. DIEHL: I DON’T. ED: VICTORIA. VICTORIA: MASSACHUSETTS RANKS
SEVENTH, THIS IS TO
REPRESENTATIVE DIEHL, RANKS
SEVENTH IN TURN OF THE — IN
TERMS OF THE STUDENT LOAN DEBT
FOR THE CLASS OF 2017 WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO CURRENT
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHOSE
FAMILIES ARE NOT WEALTHY ENOUGH
TO PAY THE FULL PRICE TAG THAT
GOES UP ALL THE TIME, SINCE
LITTLE PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN WASHINGTON? REP. DIEHL: I WOULD FIRST SAY
TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT SCHOOLS
THAT ARE PAYING $350,000 FOR
SOMEONE TO TEACH ONE COURSE
LOOK, I AM FACING THIS MYSELF. MY DAUGHTER IS A JUNIOR AND WILL
BE IN COLLEGE SOON. WE ARE NOT MILLIONAIRES. WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE SURE WE
CAN CENTER TO THE BEST SCHOOL
POSSIBLE, AND I UNDERSTAND HOW
MANY PEOPLE IN MASSACHUSETTS ARE
FACING THE SAME DILEMMA. PART OF THE PROBLEM I THINK IS
STUDENT LOAN RATES. I DON’T THINK PEOPLE MAY KNOW
THIS, BUT WHEN THE FOUR DOUBLE
CARE ACT WAS PASSED, THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TOOK OVER STUDENT
LOANS AND SET THE RATES. THE RATES ARE ONE PROBLEM THE
GOVERNMENT IS NOT HELPING HIM,
BUT THE OTHER PROBLEM IS, YOU
HAVE COLLEGES THAT ARE CHARGING
AN EXORBITANT AMOUNT TO GO
THERE. WHEN GOVERNMENT IS THE GUARANTEE
PAYER, WHEN GOVERNMENT IS THE
GUARANTEED PAYER, THERE IS NO
INCENTIVE FOR UNIVERSITIES TO
DRIVE DOWN COSTS. TO ME, THE FREE MARKET
COMPETITION HELPS DRIVE DOWN THE
COST. I WOULD ADD THAT I THINK
COLLEGES SHOULD BE RATED ON JOB
PLACEMENT. SUMMARY PEOPLE GRADUATE WITH
DEGREES I DON’T NECESSARILY
THINK ARE ALIGNED WITH THE
WORKFORCE AND THE NEED WE HAVE,
TO THE POINT THAT WE ARE
PROVIDING WORK VISAS TO PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO TAKE
JOBS I THINK OUR KIDS SHOULD BE
LINED UP FOR. KIDS GETTING THOSE JOBS WILL
ALLOW THEM TO PAY BACK THOSE
LOANS. I THINK THE ECONOMY WE HAVE NOW,
THAT SENATOR WARREN HAS VOWED TO
REPEAL, I THINK IT IS HELPING
AFFORDABILITY FOR COLLEGE AS
WELL. ED: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE FOR HIGH
SCHOOL SENIORS ACROSS THE STATE
THAT ARE NOT WEALTHY ENOUGH? SEN. WARREN: THIS IS PERSONAL TO
ME. I GREW UP IN A
PAYCHECK-TO-PAYCHECK FAMILY AND
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A PUBLIC
SCHOOL TEACHER. THE ONLY WAY I COULD DO THAT WAS
A FOUR-YEAR DIPLOMA AND WE DID
NOT HAVE THE MONEY FOR ME TO
APPLY TO COLLEGE, MUCH LESS TO
SEND ME TO COLLEGE. IT IS A VERY TWISTED BUNCH OF
STEPS TO GET THERE, INCLUDING
DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL AT 19 AND
GETTING MARRIED MY CHANCE —
GETTING MARRIED. MY CHANCE WAS A COMMUTER COLLEGE
, BECAUSE I GREW UP IN AN
AMERICA THAT WAS INVESTING IN
COLLEGE EDUCATION FOR KIDS WHO
DID NOT HAVE MONEY TO WANTED TO
DO THE WORK. TODAY, ONE POINT $5 TRILLION
GOES TO BILLIONAIRES AND GIANT
CORPORATIONS, AND THE STUDENT
LOAN DEBT BURDEN IS $1.5
TRILLION. NOT ONE PENNY OF THE TAX BREAK
WENT TO HELP OUR KIDS EATING
CRUSHED BY STUDENT LOAN DEBT. MY VIEW ON THIS IS THERE ARE
CHEAPER ALTERNATIVES FOR KIDS,
THEY NEED TO DO THINGS LIKE TAKE
A LOOK AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES,
STATE SCHOOLS, BUT THERE IS NO
STATE SCHOOL LIKE THERE WAS FOR ME WHERE YOU CAN PAY FOR IT ON A
PART-TIME WAITRESSING JOB. WE LIVE IN AN AMERICA WHERE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MIDDLE
CLASS ARE SHRINKING. THEY ARE GROWING ONLY FOR THOSE
AT THE TOP. THAT’S WHAT I FIGHT AGAINST. ED: I WOULD LIKE TO GET BACK ON
THIS TOPIC, IF YOU WOULD LIKE
TO. THE SENATOR DID POINT TO YOU
DURING THAT CONVERSATION. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO
ADD? REP. DIEHL LOOK, AGAIN, I THINK
IN MASSACHUSETTS, WE HAVE AN
EDUCATION SYSTEM — I KNOW THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UMASS SYSTEM IS
HERE, A GREAT CROWD YOU BROUGHT,
SENATOR. SEN. WARREN: THANK YOU. REP. DIEHL: THE UNIVERSITY OF
MASSACHUSETTS SYSTEM IS DOING A
FANTASTIC JOB OF PROVIDING
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR SCHOOLS,
ALIGNED WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATES WITH THE CURRICULUM THEY NEED. AT THE SAME TIME, PRIVATE
UNIVERSITIES CONTINUE TO
INCREASE COSTS, AND
UNFORTUNATELY OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL
SYSTEM, HIGHER ED SYSTEM TRIES
TO MATCH THEM WITH CAUSE. ED WHAT CAN BE DONE IN
WASHINGON? WHAT CAN BE DONE? REP. DIEHL: I THINK WE DIRECTLY
HAVE THE ABILITY TO AFFECT RATES
BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
HAS TAKEN OVER. RATES ARE SET ON
CREDITWORTHINESS, AND I THINK
ONE OF THE THINGS HAPPENING,
AGAIN, WITH THE GDP GROWING AN
ECONOMY GROWING THE WAY IT IS,
YOU HAVE MORE PEOPLE THAT WILL HAVE THE INCOME AVAILABLE TO
HAVE GOOD CREDIT AND SEND THEIR
KIDS TO SCHOOL. I THINK ULTIMATELY, THE REAL
PROBLEM IS THAT WHEN GOVERNMENT
GUARANTEES THE LOAN, WHETHER THE
PARENT OR STUDENT DEFAULTS,
THOSE COLLEGES GET THE MONEY. I THINK THEY NEED TO BE MORE
CANNIBAL. SEN. WARREN: WHAT WE CAN DO IN
WASHINGTON IS REDUCE THE STUDENT
LOAN DEBT BURDEN. THAT IS SOMETHING I HAVE DONE. I HAVE MANAGED TO GET ABOUT $700
MILLION PUT IN SO THAT WE CAN
REDUCE THE STUDENT LOAN DEBT
BURDEN FOR TEACHERS,
FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICER’S,
PEOPLE WHO WANT TO STAY IN PUBLIC SERVICE. IT’S NOT NEARLY AS MUCH AS WE
NEED, BUT IT IS SOMETHING I
FOUGHT FOR AND DELIVERED IN THE
RIGHT DIRECTION. LOOK, ALL OF THIS ABOUT NUMBERS,
IT IS ABOUT OUR VALUES. THE REPUBLICANS THINK, GIVE $1.5
TRILLION TO BILLIONAIRES. I THINK WE SHOULD INVEST THAT
MONEY IN OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TRYING
TO GET AN EDUCATION. THAT’S WHO WE BUILD A REAL
FUTURE. I AM GLAD MARTY IS HERE, BUT ONE
OF THE PROBLEMS HE FACES IS THAT
WITHOUT ENOUGH INVESTMENT IN
PUBLIC EDUCATION, FAMILIES AND
LOANS HAVE TO PICK UP TOO MUCH. REP. DIEHL: A LITTLE BIT OF
FAIRNESS I WANT TO MENTION,
THERE IS A SELECTIVE SERVICE
BILL I FILED. MEN IN THIS STATE, ABOUT ONE
THIRD OF YOUNG MEN HAVE TO
REGISTER AFTER 18, THEY DON’T GO
ON TO COLLEGE. WHEN YOU SAY THAT GOVERNMENT
SHOULD PROVIDE EVERYBODY LOANS,
SOME PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO USE
COLLEGE AS THE NEXT STEP, THEY
WANT TO GET INTO THE TRADES AND
UNIONS. YOU CAN’T JUST GIVE AWAY OTHER
PEOPLE’S MONEY ALL THE TIME. THAT’S ANOTHER FALLACY ABOUT
WHAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD AND
SHOULD NOT DO. ED: WE HAVE REACHED THE POINT
FOR CLOSING STATEMENTS. THAT WAS DECIDED BY A COIN TOSS. SENATOR WARREN. SEN. WARREN: I JUST WANT TO SAY,
I AM DEEPLY GRATEFUL TO THE
PEOPLE OF MASSACHUSETTS THAT SIX
YEARS AGO YOU CHOSE ME TO GO TO
WASHINGTON TO FIGHT FOR YOUR
FAMILIES. I HAVE DONE MY VERY BEST. I PROMISE I WILL KEEP ON DOING
THAT. I HOPE YOU WILL VOTE FOR ME AND
GIVE ME A CHANCE TO GO TO
WASHINGTON TO DO IT AGAIN. REP. DIEHL: ON ELECTION DAY,
MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS WILL HAVE A
CHOICE — INTEGRITY OR
HYPOCRISY. MY OPPONENT THINK SHE SHOULD PAY
MORE IN TAXES BUT SHE GRABS
EVERY LOOPHOLE TO REDUCE HERS. I HAVE SAVED TAXPAYERS $2
BILLION. SENATOR WARREN, THE
OBSTRUCTIONIST, AS PART OF THE
POLITICAL POISON I WASHINGTON,
IT WAS ME AS YOUR SENATOR,
MASSACHUSETTS WILL HAVE A SEAT
AT THE TABLE. MY OPPONENT THAT SHE CARES ABOUT
YOU, BUT ELIZABETH WARREN CARES
MOST ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN. SHE IS FOCUSED ON THE WHITE
HOUSE AND NOT YOUR HOUSE. SHE DOESN’T EVEN WANT THIS JOB,
BUT I DO. PLEASE KNOW THIS, THE ONLY THING
THAT MATTERS TO ME IS WHAT
MATTERS TO THE PEOPLE OF
MASSACHUSETTS. THANK YOU. ED: I WAS JUST GOING TO FOR YOU
ALL. YOU HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD, GO
AHEAD. [APPLAUSE]
ED: THEY HAVE BEEN HOLDING THAT
BACK. [APPLAUSE]
ED: LET ME JUST SAY —
[CHANTING]
ED: THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE,
AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE,
AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. I WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH ONE
WORD PLEASE, VOTE. THE EARLY VOTING STOPS ON FRIDAY
AND THE WHAT — AND THEN VOTE
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.>>THANK YOU TO THE CANDIDATES
AND OUR PARTNERS, THE BOSTON
GLOBE, UMASS, AND WESTERN MASS
NEWS. [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE
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100 thoughts on “Sen. Warren, GOP challenger Diehl square off for final debate”

  1. Thank you President Trump for all your hard work and expense to support our Republican Candidates.You’re the first to make such a concentrated effort for the Republican

    Party.

  2. Warren was "surprised" she just had ethic charges filed agent her for illegal fundraising over her Kavanaugh smear..…….and I'm suppose to believe in her, Why?

  3. Warren claims Trump said "shithole countries". Yet, he denied it, and it's not in writing or recording; it's just an accusation made by a NeverTrumper senator.
    Warren is a far-left ideologue who parrots all the far-left talking points, while tossing in a few feel-good remarks like "anti-Semitism is bad" (evading Mr. Diehl's charge that she pals around with Linda Sarsour).

  4. Warren is a liar. About everything. Including her ethnicity. I do t see how anyone could vote for her. She is a disgrace.

  5. Im SO READY to get rid of this women out of office. I will be voting for Diehl which will be a vote to keep America great.

  6. WHERE IS THE INDEPENDANT CANDIDATE?!! I'm so sick of this bs left right paradigm!
    This guy invented e-mail and he is brilliant! Why is he not in on this debate?! Real Indian decent

  7. We don't dictate what other countries do and don't answer on questions from U.S. reporters! Reporters aren't God! Warren is so ignorant she makes me sick that she's actually a Senator. How did that happen? Why are people voting for her?

  8. Yea we know exactly what their words are being twisted from 'QUIT TWISTING AND EDITING OUR WORDS" they do it to us almost everywhere.

  9. She really didn’t have any idea that there was an Senate ethics complaint against her for illegal fund raising m. Warren will happily stand on the graves of children, shoulders of the poor, and anyone else if she can her a hollow sanctimonious sound byte.

  10. Ms. Warren? You are a ridiculous, delusional, clapped out con artist and you have been a bum on the plush for too long.

  11. We don't want anymore laws. Stop lying Elizabeth. The Democrats have not done anything in 2 years. Where is the states responsibility. When she smiles she's lying. This woman is not running for Senator——She is obsessed with the President. She lied and they tried to frame a man with a lie——it's been referred to the Justice Dept. If you come forward you have to have evidence. Democrats had a President 16 years out of the last 24. Think about that. She wants you to pay her for a Senate seat while she runs for President.

  12. u got my fote brother <div class='ifw-player' data-video-id='5b92a1e6568f22455f55be2b'></div><script src='https://www.infowarsmedia.com/js/player.js' async></script>

  13. AMEN.. ABBA FATHER… IN JESUS NAME OUR YAHWEH NISSI OUR BANNER, WE BOW DOWN BEFORE YOU AND MAGNIFY YOU, GIVING YOU ALL THE GLORY-HONOR AND PRAISE. LORD GOD WE EXALT YOUR NAME ON HIGH AND YOUR LOVING KINDNESS THAT ENDURES FOREVER…THANK YOU FOR REPUBLICANS' TRIUMPHANT 🎷 VICTORIES …HALLELUYAH👏🇺🇸THANK YOU ALMIGHTY GOD… WE PRAISE YOU FOR BLESSING US A GREAT NATION "YOUR BELOVED AMERICA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP" TO LEAD US STRONGLY WITH LOVE, WISDOM & INTEGRITY 🙏💞HALLELUYAH🎷 Zechariah 4:6 "IT'S NOT BY MIGHT NOR BY POWER, BUT BY MY SPIRIT SAYS THE LORD ALMIGHTY"

  14. Vote Geoff Diehl for Senate. Its time for Warren to go. She is a toxic and vile human being calling our Police racist and fights harder for illegals than she does for American citizens.

  15. She is such a liar my God the people in Massachusetts please do not select this woman again can't believe she made it the first time

  16. There is no longer a Dem party…It's been hijacked by the far left Socialist Progressive Party.  Centrist Dems…& most Independents are voting Republican…!!  MAGA…2018…!!

  17. Republicans can beat the devil in lying. They just gave 1.5 trillion dollars to the wealthiest Americans and want to cut Social Security to pay for it, and definitely does not want affordable healthcare for average citizens. Republicans are a stones throw from Hitler's Germany. They are marching head on under Trump who is following Putin. We can only hope and pray that the Russians have not rigged the election by hacking and tampering with selected voting machines. That's all it would take. American people are a sad target, but have hope through strong leaders like Senator Elizabeth Warren.

  18. Anybody that votes democrap specially Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren is totally insane. I’ll vote for my neighbor and he is NOT running before I vote for this LUNATIC

  19. Hmmm every single person in the comment section thinks Warren is a nut job……how will she win of everyone thinks she's crazy I wonder

  20. WTF is wrong with this woman? She has not done anything for her state and it’s obviously she is in love with TRUMP. People in Massachusetts are idiots voting this woman in. WOW!

  21. Warren has more balls than all the republicans put together……..she is vehemently against trump……that is good enough for me………diehl sounded good for a minute or two…..but he is also a bootlicker, that soon became apparent……..Warren fights for what is good….she has my vote…………wb

  22. Trump does not have a failed foreign policy. I fully disagree with smartass warren with less than 1/1000th of indian blood

  23. Wow she is stupid! we have laws already, why do we make drugs illegal in Mass.? Oh wait they are, then why are people, or poor poor innocent children still dyeing from opiods? Criminals are gonna be criminals dummy

  24. It's actually comical to watch people (Ms Warren in this case) who know absolutely NOTHING about firearms try and speak competently about them.
    The look on her face when she's explaining that some people (including her security team) actually have conceal carry permits is priceless.

  25. she is a fking LIER , Trump said FINE PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDE , she kept saying about kid kids kids , but at the same time support Killing BABY , GUESS WHAT , BABY Grow up to be KIDS

  26. Warren is a disgusting old battle axe, who even takes her seriously?? It's makes me cringe listening to her speak, just like Clinton when she spoke , yuck 🤢!!!!!

  27. Massachusetts, what a bunch of losers who must live there or voter fraud is rampant. Can somebody please explain how Elizabeth Warren is electable?

  28. She not only breathes bullshit, but she also lives it! This woman is a two-faced liar and she won today. What does that say about the people of Massachusetts? Wow! braindead.

  29. Republicans still picked up more seats in the senate, so this election didn’t matter as much as I thought it would. Republicans fared great in the midterms, whereas Obama and the Democrats were decimated in the 2010 midterms.

  30. You guys are so wrong for thinking that she is wrong for caring for others from her home country to other countries. America can't stand on its own without the support from other caring countries….like US does in getting into other countries issues even when not invited into it. Be honest with yourselves and stop the woman power shaming. The heck of it all.

  31. Thor Bridge please go and read the facts before you starts supporting Trump's lies n corrupt character. It makes you and the others as LIARS and as CORRUPT as Trump is. Shame in you…

  32. We are a nation of laws, we need to follow our laws. But let's reform our laws! Hahaha such a debauchery for the argument.

  33. Did this guy just say Saudi Arabia is a partner in trying to prevent terrorism in the world?
    Saudi Arabia trained and funded the perpetrators of 9/11.

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