OTR: Andrew Lelling hitting ‘exhaustion point’ with DC politics


>>BACK WITH ANDREW LELLING, IN
THE 1993 BIG-SCREEN THRILLER,
THE FUGITIVE, HARRISON FORD
PLAYS A PERSON CONVICTED FOR THE
MURDER OF HIS WIFE. THE REAL KILLER HAS A
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC THAT IS
AN IMPORTANT PLOT POINT. IS IT ONE ARM, ONE EGG OR ONE —
ONE LEG OR ONE EYE?>>I WILL GO WITH ONE ARM.>>TOMMY LEE JONES WON AN AWARD.>>IS C3 FOR THREE?>>HE IS.>>FRED FRIEND THOMPSON — FRED

WHAT STATE DID HE REPRESENT WHEN
HE CAME TO WASHINGTON? [LAUGHTER]
>>CLEAN SWEEP.>>444, IT WAS TENNESSEE. — FOUR FOR FOUR.>>HIS VOICE ALONE COULD GET HIM
ELECTED.>>YOU ARE AN APPOINTEE OF
PRESIDENT TRUMP. DO YOU PLEAD THAT THE
IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY UNDERWAY IS
VALID?>>I WILL NOT COMMENT ON THE
BELOW THE — T
VALIDITY OF THE
IMPEACHMENT. I DON’T FOLLOW IT BACK CLOSELY. I AM SOMETHING OF A POLITICAL
JUNKIE. MAYBE LIKE A LOT OF AMERICANS, I
AM HITTING THE EXHAUSTION POINT. I DON’T MEAN THAT AS POLITICAL
COMMENTARY ON ITS VALIDITY ARE
NOT, I AM HITTING THE EXHAUSTION
POINT. I DON’T WATCH NATIONAL NEWS IN
THE GYM. I T TURN ON LOCAL NEWS ABOUT
CATS IN TREES. I AM AT THE POINT WHERE I CAN’T
WATCH ANYMORE.>>THIS IS SOMETHING I KNOW YOU
WANT TO TALK A. YOU OPPOSE SAFE IN JUNCTION
SITES. A PENNSYLVANIA JUDGE IS BEING
RULED — HAS RULED THAT THEY ARE
ILLEGAL AND PROVIDE LOGICAL
ACCESS TO MEDICAL TREATMENT. WITH AT LEAST ONE MASSACHUSETTS
MAYOR PLANNING TO OPEN THESE
FACILITIES, WILL YOU STILL
PROSECUTE?>>YES.>>IS A MESSAGE TO THE
SOMERVILLE MAYOR?>>I HAVE READ HIS STATEMENTS
AND I THINK THERE ARE A FEW
THINGS TO SAY. WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME SIDE. I UNDERSTAND THAT BOTH SIDES OF
THE DEBATE ARE WORKING IN GOOD
FAITH, INCLUDING THE MAYOR OF
SOMERVILLE. THE POLICY ISSUE IS A LEGAL
ISSUE. I AM NOT S SURE THAT IT IS A
GOOD IDEA IN REDUCING OPIOID
ADDICTION. I DON’T GET THAT FAR. THERE IS A STATUTE THAT I
BELIEVE, SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITS
OPENING THESE THINGS. YOU HAVE TO GO TO LEGISLATOR TO
GET THE LAW — L-LEGISLAURE TO
GET THE LAW CHANGED. THERE WOULD BE SOME KIND OF
ENFORCEMENT.>>YOU WOULD IGNORE THE FEDERAL
JUDGE’S RULING?>>I WILL READ THE RULING. THE WAY THIS WORKS IS THE
FOLLOWING. POLICY ON THIS KIND OF NATIONAL
ISSUE WILL VERY MUCH INVOLVE MY
COUNTERPARTS IN D.C.. THEY HAVE THE RULING. THEY WILL READ AND I WILL READ
AND THEY WILL THINK ABOUT WHAT
IT SAYS. THEY WILL MAKE A DECISION ON
WHETHER IT AFFECTS THE
DEPARTMENTS POSITION. I THINK YOU WILL FIND IT DOES
NOT. THE DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL
ISSUED A STATEMENT LAST NIGHT
SAYING IF YOU OPEN ONE OF THESE,
WE WILL PROSECUTE. THAT IS WHERE WE COME OUT. IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IGNORING
THE COURT’S DECISION. WE JUST DISAGREE WITH IT.>>I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO JASON
LOU CORREA. IT IS ON SMALLER STATES BUT IT
IS AN INTERESTING CASE. YOU HAVE CHARGED HIM WITH
EXTORTING CANNABIS VENDORS. IS THIS ABOUT SMALLTALK
CORRUPTION?>>TO BE FAIR TO THE CANNABIS
CONTROL COMMISSION, IT IS MUCH
MORE THE FORMER. THIS IS A CORRUPTION CASE. IT HAPPENS TO BE THAT THE
ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN THIS CASE
TOUCHES ON A NEW AREA OF
REGULATION IN MASSACHUSETTS
WHERE SOME KINKS NEED TO BE
WORKED OUT. I THINK THEY WILL BE WORKED OUT. SO, THE POINT OF THE CASE WAS
NOT TO SHINE BRIGHT LIGHT ON THE
CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION. THE POINT WAS TO SHINE A BRIGH
LIGHT ON MAYOR KOREA. — CORREA.>>YOU HAVE TO PROMISE YOU WILL
COME BACK SOON.>>WE WILL HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON
AND THEN HIT PLAY WHEN YOU SHOW
UP. THE SUNDAY ROUNDTABLE IS COMING
UP. ELIZABETH WARREN RISING IN THE
POLLS. BERNIE SANDERS IS HAVING HEALTH
PROBLEMS.

Maurice Vega

1 Response

  1. Another appointee, hinting at corruption of a government servant.. hometown mayor…. yet turns a blind eye to his own leader's corruption staring him in the face.. Yes, we're all fatigued as citizens, but we can't get away from it.. you can with your ability to go to the gym and change the channel..

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