Sunday Talks: Homeland Security Oversight Chairman Ron Johnson Discusses Mail IED’s, Synagogue Shooting and Migrant Caravan…

Senator Ron Johnson is Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee with direct oversight over the Department of Homeland Security.  Chairman Johnson is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on current events including the Central American migrant caravan moving toward the southern U.S. border; and the vulnerabilities with Chinese cyber-hacking.

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51 Responses to Sunday Talks: Homeland Security Oversight Chairman Ron Johnson Discusses Mail IED’s, Synagogue Shooting and Migrant Caravan…

  1. stablesort says:

    I’m so tired of hearing politicians talk of ‘enormously complex’ issues and that Republicans can’t get Democrats to agree’ when Republicans have enough votes themselves. There are 51 Republicans in the Senate; if the Senate insists on keeping the filibuster, then make the filibuster happen, on the floor and as soon as the filibuster ends due to exhaustion, hold the vote and get ‘er done.

    The Democrats are purposely destroying our nation and conservatives will rarely have more than two vote majority; that’s reality and the Republicans learned to get judges and justices with a two vote majority and they can learn to get immigration passed with two vote majority as well.

    Telling voters to vote is redundant and not helpful; voters are already voting and the folks voters are electing won’t do the job even though they hold both houses and the executive.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I agree with every single thing you wrote.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Peoria Jones says:

      The whole point of all this happening now is that it’s contentious. And their plan is working. Even right here, we have Treepers arguing with each other over whether to support POTUS and Repub’s. They have manufactured huge squirrels to divide our base and drive enthusiasm for MAGA down.

      As I see it, we have every reason to want this thing done yesterday – but should exercise the kind of restraint and strategic planning that PTrump does, and understand that it may be in our best interest to wait until after the midterm to put the hammer down.

      I hate it, too. And after the election, you can bet your sweet bippy that I’ll be pushing every elected official I can to take back some serious ground.

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      • stablesort says:

        Truthfully, one of my biggest concerns is that the Democrats openly lie to their base and have done so for decades. The Republicans have lied to their base for almost a decade now and are starting to lie openly.

        The Democrat base repeatedly votes for their party without question, election following election. Republicans are now being encouraged to do the the same and much to my horror and chagrin, we are going along with it just as the Democrats do.

        It seems that all voters in the USofA have no choice but to vote for liars and that most of them are OK with that.

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    • Doesn’t it require 2/3 vote in the Senate?

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      • No, but the R senators we had that made up the “majority” included some RINOs–Flake, the deceased one, etc. It does require majority and can’t always count on that. And remember both Rubio and Graham have been for “comprehensive” immigration which typically would be something we DON’T want

        Plus, I don’t think Ryan is one board with reform, frankly, so efforts stillborn in the House.

        Recall the many efforts Pres. Trump has made, including the DACA offer which was far more liberal than most of us would want, and he was totally shut down. If we get wider majority in the Senate and more MAGA-like R’s in House, it should help.

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    • sDee says:

      That presumes the elephants want to “get’er done”

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  2. ann says:

    The Republicans were not elected to placate Democrats.

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    • ann says:

      Voters elected Republicans to do what they promised to do. Support the Big agenda. Open borders, migrant invasions and sanctuary status nullifies the status of citizens and obliterates our constitutional power as an electorate.

      Legislate immigration reform. Congress, bth The DNC and GOPe is depriving us of the basic right to protect our country, placing an unsustainable fiscal burden on future Americans and bartering away our ability to prosper.,

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    • scott467 says:

      I would vote for Republicans if they ran on a platform devoted to ANTAGONIZING devilrats.

      The catharsis from seeing devilrats suffer SOMETHING, SOME kind of PENALTY for all of their heinous deeds… SOME time… ANY time… would be overwhelming.

      I would fall flat on my face and thank the LORD for taking vengeance on those who work day and night to cause us misery and despair.

      But no.

      The GOPe (the ‘e’ stands for EMASCULATED) wants to play by Marquess of Queensberry rules (when they play at all), with powder-puff boxing gloves and pillow fights, like some bunch of sissy boys at a gender confusion retreat.

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      • ann says:

        Transparency restores responsible governance. This is a long war against pernicious barnacle like rent seekers and place holders. clinging on, their bulk threatens to founder our ship of state.

        To vote Is an expression of public will. Doing so further delegitismes the charade enacted on Capitol Hill, DJ, and mass media. Our voice empowers the willing: Nunes, Jordan, Gohmert.
        Yes, it may well require extraordinary measures to free ourselves from the parasitic cadre and their surveillance bully boys. But to not vote is to cede ground.

        You are younger than I.
        I know my cohort: in university, academia a conformity old fools politicos, I can assure you tconformist unfamiliar political burdened by My cohort conformist class my generation a country have for candidate for

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      • ann says:

        Darn. Unedited. sent by mistake

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      • ann says:

        Just hold your nose. Been doing so for nigh 30 years Scott. 🙋🏼‍♀️✝️🇺🇸

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    • Terrific statement Ann. That should be picked up as the gop motto. I love it and will be reminding Louie Gohmert, John Cornyn (UGH) and Ted Cruz (UGH again) of those exact words.

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      • ann says:

        Sherry, As a citizen residing in the Progressive Occupied Zone of Seattle, I write Louie Gohmert regularly to express my appreciation for representing the many citizens in safe seat districts who are deprived of authentic candidates.

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  3. covfefe999 says:

    I had to cut this off before I even made it to the halfway mark. Lots of talk there, what does it all mean?’ Maria asked him what is going to be done with the invaders and the Senator talks about changing laws! Well that’s going to take a while, so what is to be done NOW? And when she asks him why the GOP hasnt made progress he blames it on the Dems with no technical explanation. Maybe he’s a good guy but I certainly didn’t get that from listening to him.

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  4. George True says:

    Overall, Senator Johnson did reasonably well fielding questions from a hostile MSM talking head. However, he failed to address her false narrative on several things.

    First, Bartiromo referred to the “…string of mail bombs”. Johnson needed to stop her right there, and emphatically state that these were NOT ‘mail bombs’. He needed to state, for the record, that they were FAKE bombs. Not one of them had the ability to explode. Ergo, they were not actually ‘bombs’ at all.

    Secondly, Bartiromo asked repeatedly about the policy of separating families of ‘migrants’ apprehended at our border. Again, Senator Johnson should have stopped her right there and said : “First, Maria, they are illegal aliens, NOT migrants. They have entered our country illegally, for the purpose of getting on the dole, or taking a job away from US citizens, or both. Secondly, in many cases, the child is no relation whatsoever to the apprehended adult, and is merely a prop allowing the unrelated adult to claim status and benefits they are not entitled to. Third, what kind of a monster would willingly endanger a child’s life by subjecting them to the arduous and dangerous trek across mountains and deserts to get here. And finally, Maria, children and adults apprehended at the border were ROUTINELY separated during the Obama administration, but you never considered that to be a problem then. but now in the age of Trump you apparently DO consider it to be a problem. Why is that?”

    If we Deplorables can destroy these false narratives so effortlessly, why are these allegedly smart and fast-on-their-feet so-called Republican politicians so inept and incompetent at doing so? Our so-called leaders in the House and Senate CANNOT allow the lying MSM to continue spewing their false narratives unchallenged.

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  5. czarowniczy says:

    Mail bombs…synagogue shooting…suddenly the caravan of Latin American partisans is completely off the radar. Probably just an accidental effect from all of that Trump-inspired violence.

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  6. Critical Mass says:

    Great interviews. Both guests were so well informed and offered persuasive arguments on very sensitive and important issues – cyber security and border security. It is so refreshing to hear a presentation of details and facts uncluttered by histrionics and polemic. Analysis not paralysis.

    It really makes you wonder what the previous three administrations ever did while in power. On top of all the corruption that is being revealed can now be added evidence of their negligence and depredations..

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  7. How can something be an IED if it has no functioning detonation mechanism ?

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  8. Frbrdskmi says:

    Democrats didn’t care when Madonna said she had thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. Democrats didn’t care when Kathy Griffin posed with a mock severed head of President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when a Broadway Play depicted the assassination of President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when Johnny Depp said, “how long has been since an actor assassinated a President”. Democrats didn’t care when Snoop Dog and Eminem made music videos about assassinating President Trump. Democrats didn’t care when dozens of people were shot to death at a Jason Aldean concert. Democrats didn’t care when Congressman Steve Scalise was shot at a baseball game. Democrats didn’t care when Robert De Niro said “somebody needs to take out Trump”. Democrats didn’t care when Carole Cook said “Where’s John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” Democrats didn’t care when Republican candidate Rudy Peters was attacked by a man with a switchblade. Democrats didn’t care when a Republican Party Office was set on fire. Democrats didn’t care when Eric Holder said “When they go low, we kick ‘em”. Democrats didn’t care when Trump family members received suspicious packages in the mail. Democrats didn’t care when Secretary of Defense James Mattis received death threats. Democrats didn’t care when Maxine Waters said “you get up in their face at the mall, in restaurants, at gas stations and you tell them Republicans they’re not welcomed anywhere”. Democrats didn’t care when Sarah Sanders and her family were harassed at a restaurant, instructed to leave and chased down the street. Democrats didn’t care when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was harassed and chased out of a Mexican restaurant. Democrats didn’t care when Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s life was threatened and he was chased out of a restaurant. Democrats didn’t care when Attorney General Pam Bondi was harassed and chased out of a theatre. Democrats didn’t care when Rand Paul was attacked and beaten up in his own yard. Democrats didn’t care when two Republican senators: Rob Portman of Ohio and John Boozman of Arkansas were harassed in their own yards and on their own doorsteps. Democrats didn’t care when a 71-year-old female staffer for California Rep. Dana Rohrbacher was knocked unconscious by an angry group of liberal protesters. Democrats didn’t care when a North Carolina GOP office was firebombed by an angry mob of liberals. Democrats didn’t care when Hillary Clinton said “we can’t be civil to Republicans until Democrats return to power”.
    For over two years Democrats have encouraged hate, harassment, vandalism, acts of violence and even threats of assassination. #WALKAWAY

    Sharing this comment that wins my award for comment of the day! #KAGA#WALKAWAY

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  9. It is understandable how FRUSTRATED people are on the issue–including POTUS! As I said above, wider majorities of more reliable Republicans in Senate and House would make a difference.

    That said, there were two key soundbites in Johnson’s comments that were positive, imho. First, he wants to work to find areas of agreement to craft NARROWER legislation (ex., “separating” families at the border, or a solution for the Flores problem). This approach would be more successful, and less likely to be jumbled up with provisions we don’t want in Conference Committee mark-up.

    Second, I totally agree with his assertion that we should ELIMINATE COMPREHENSIVE bills. On so many issues such legislation spawns multitudes of terrible results for Americans–whether via unintended consequences or because of “details” in bills that are deliberately, and sneakily included to counter the initial goal of the legislation. Comprehensive bills don’t SOLVE problems they just spawn new problems. Kind of similar to the concept that local gov’t is more effective in solving many issues by virtue of being smaller and closer to We the people. YMMV

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    • GB Bari says:

      Yes. Collins, Murkowski and Flake were anti-Trump votes *almost* each and every time it really counted. We need a 51 seat majority in the Senate without them.

      In the House it must remain a Republican majority by 20 seats or more. Small single digit majority in either house puts far too much leverage in the hands of unscrupulous politicians.

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      • NC Patriot says:

        Even with a majority of one or two—–you keep the committee chairmanships in your control !

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        • GB Bari says:

          True, but, as has been proven, the tiny majority in the Senate causes endless frustrations – it allows a few “mavericks” (i.e., “centrists” or anti-MAGA Republicans like McStain, Collins, Murkowski, Flake) to block otherwise good MAGA legislation or approve strong conservatives to executive or judicial positions.

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  10. jjs says:

    How about stating with baby steps mr federal government – stop our ss numbers from getting stolen by illegals and stop illegals from crossing the boarder. How about e-verify? Start simple and see how that goes.

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  11. wolfrom1 says:

    I am so tired of this heart string pulling narrative about family separation. If a citizen breaks the law they go to jail and are separated from their families. We protect other families by keeping criminals in jail (needs of the many against the needs of a few) separating them from society.
    These illegal aliens are breaking the law just being in this country. They have no rights or entitlements. U.S. citizens have to pay to keep their families together, feed them, clothe them, give them medical treatment and then turn them loose in our country, free to go anywhere. Then they work for unreported cash wage’s, that take jobs from citizens, then further drain our system by benefiting from our welfare benefits. I am sorry Illegal is illegal, I think with my head.

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      you’re right. he states no one wants to separate families—however he fails to consider the majority of Americans interpret that as SEND THEM ALL BACK! Do not allow children to stay here…the children get better care than a lot of citizens!

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      • wolfrom1 says:

        I was stating my personal feelings. I don’t want any illegals in this country. We have a population of 300,000,000, and can,t feed or house many of them. U.S. citizens come first and our laws for citizenship are clear. I would estimate that a billion people would like to come here and share our wealth. We must draw a line! If we stay on the path we are on, we will surely lose our country.

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