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We are going to start out our show today by speaking to US congressman Tom Marino. Good news few days back when he endorsed. Donald Trump. For president so will be asking him about that momentarily hi Tom good morning. Rudy voted or do I am well and I I would have to ask her right out of the gate. About your relationship with Donald Trump T have any or what is the reason that you thought about endorsing him and decided to act on it. Well first floor of the hospital rebel troops who probably do that this weekend but. What really started the process that the nineteen months ago. And we were debating a strong border security bill before. Really prefer dogs and into policy cannot open. Just stand less because we're doing things which you like to boost the border control our situation wanted to understand and I stood open just. The fact swear that you like that. So particularly. Over Jacoby insignificant place and you want people like her people inside the beltway. Policy making people think people outside the beltway are insignificant. And hardworking taxpayers are tired of this. OK so let coming out now. Ended doing NASA do you do you do would pay your own peril I mean the student Donald Trump does is the candidate. Who most to defy is. The establishment. And as some Republicans Tommy say hey why you backing people that are your colleagues like Ted Cruz. Won't have to my understanding no lawmaker has backed Ted Cruz thus far or Marco Rubio because a lot of people have come out and they backed Marco Rubio. Let me ask you this. How to bankrolling the past thirty years with senators governors and career politicians has been president. We're nineteen trillion dollars in debt. Fifteen million people out of work. She understood it was resist certain that the buses are leaving the country so how's that going so now we need a businessman who's proven. That that you and executive. He's not afraid to cold like it is he speaks his mind and he is saying exactly what. Most of the American people wanna hear. Think about some of the nature though Tom of what he says he's kind of a brash and points. He is at times he he doesn't cross some lines verbally with people and he he name calls people. It is that is somebody who you believe. Can be effective. As a United States president. Well I don't agree with everything that he says I'm going to make that known to him I'm going to. I'll voice my opinion you know I've never been afraid to step out. Then the call like it is and so let's listen or totally agree at least 50% of the time so. Just. World to prefer the mind and hear the issues people if Republicans Democrats and independents in my district. Controls are telling me they support him. He wants border security. He's doing to create jobs. He's going to make sure that we they have strong military. Salute to renew it at this point. Yes and in some people say Tom that that the climate in Washington. Over the past couple of years has not been particularly. Productive there are things that are going on were people have said listen we voted for. A certain individuals to move things forward and they feel as though. They've been beach read yet to feel that from some of your constituents that they they feel lawmakers just are not evil. To get things done and and can you talk about some of the frustration that you yourself feel when you try to do something and he can't get that time but it. I feel the same way. To Lanqing here that I'm afraid for my children's future. And tired of this. These policy. Makers here in DC. Making the decisions that vests. So that's Portland that best profit then. It and look. Over the last four years. In the house the Republican who knows what some bipartisan. Support we went just over 400 pieces of legislation and send it to the segment. And one person. Held up from going to the floor for a vote to read. That's sort constitutional. One person that the dictatorship. And local first I'm frustrated with Mitch McConnell. Now because I don't like this sixty. Vote cloture rule. And isn't. I'm telling people learn more about this but six people cloture rule is telling them voting on legislation. That the vote to stop the debate. And doesn't vote on the legislation which only needs. Fifty plus one particular habit. Hopefully Tom is is there a mechanism for that to happen is there's somebody there that can make that happen. Well I will fight and make it happen but. I've approached numerous times. I've been giving you have to and in the legal and that's what you might leadership. He's going to turn to god. One subject at the time. You can stop a piece of legislation from Gordon before provision that a committee those two things are getting challengers and I think Donald trumps the go to lead this. Some people Tom believes that if Donald Trump is that the nominee of the Republicans. That to the Republicans are handing the election over to Hillary Clinton what's your feeling on my. And that premise because it if we return units like many say they are probably deserved it at the very. It's a year whoever the candidate in the end I would support Donald Trump. If you that opportunity at the end all support the Republican. That's there because anyone who is better than anyone is better than. Hillary Hillary Clinton. And yeah we need to do it is certain hole. To the president when we agree I think definitely have a bit of a Republican House. And the Republican senate. And entrance the president. Yeah dimensions. OPEC while Latin you know if that is the scenario and that the the people are saying that Tom. That and by the way I don't believe this premise either. That the Republican Party is splintered. I won't we've been seeing from some of these early primaries and caucuses. Is that does some people are switching to the Republican Party. And Republicans. Seem to be coming out stronger. Then Democrats and some of these states to vote so well how do you see it does it do you think it's splintered and fractured or do you think it's just chain Jane. I think it's changing. Look but the more and more people coalescing. For Donald Trump. And when you were in some of these primaries then he wins delegates. Yeah and it's not a sure thing it's is it's not actually gonna happen. But it is the leading guy. If he continues to win these primaries and he will have the need to do delegates but you know it must also important here. But the truth becomes. President. And the first congressman to come out endorsing him but the endorsing him that. That hadn't. Other endorsement to the college endorsed. A bill which is before I did but it's collected two other people were not in the race anymore. So. This means that. This puts Pennsylvania. Back in play Pennsylvania could. Go for. Donald Trump and that's the key indeed. He's probably gonna win the war the White House. When you would give this another endorsement did did the term people reach out to you and Alia. But that they've been talking with what the people for a couple weeks but. You know I don't make its decision just over and that's about it listen to my colleagues opens people in the history. That's where opinions and listen to. Not so much the pond since the some experts and then to discuss this with my wife and kids. And we saw it on and in sensitive and we think this is the way to build that's been going well the last thirty years. And this and also to create jobs. Tom today. A former presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Is expected to make some remarks. About so where the Republican Party stands at this point and and many people believe that he will come out and condemn. Donald Trump Ulbrich a non endorsement as opposed to an endorsement it you your feelings on that. I'm going to lose. My opinion until I hear exactly what Romney says this. A car. But did a lot of people who are speculating. Here it is believed that Mitt Romney. Did not take the gloves off too. Actually wind. When he was running in 2012 they believed that he was at two kinds that he was set to gentle that he didn't take the openings. And he didn't. He he didn't do a good job to beating. President Obama because he didn't go far enough to it at all disappointed. It in the fact that suit that he may come out and and see some things about Donald Trump which are an unflattering. But it that we need to step. Taking shots at each other in the Republican Party and I think we will do that I want it done sooner than later. What I gotta tell you something to that you hit the nail right on it and that's just thought in the back to my mind. And again I'm gonna reserve but if you would like to be the first global call once you hear what he has to say I would gladly do that. Well if that is possibility we would certainly take it on the sport of Hillary Clinton. And he did of Hillary Clinton's that the person who. How was responsible for the server in her house in New York has been given. Immunity as your former prosecutor. If a patent win does one get immunity what's actually happening when when that occurs. That there are relatively two types of community and there's little immunity then there's just. Yeah indeed. And of itself so somewhere in Serbia and let. And apparently that's a liberation. OK we'll give you immunity and that prosecuted new. Yes. If you testified. And I'm just saying that's not an absolute immunity because what you want to promise absolute immunity you can do anything even the person does until the term. So they're being cautious about the fact that if he does. Try to do to step for. There that you could be prosecuted but I'm not sure but just in the media is just saying immunity and there are two factors in the community. And ask for someone who is a major the presidential candidate like Hillary Clinton come. Is there really an issue here Tom because we've heard arguments back and forth we've heard doll a lot of fun Democrats say. There's nothing to see here just move along that there's there is that this is just a non issue and it's being blown out of proportion. Let. What thing did you utilities at this guy's doing but let me put it this way. If this is investigating something there is a reasonable suspicion that there. And on Letterman I was sailing elsewhere don't want to jeopardize the investigation. People are innocent until proven guilty but. The W won't be in the position where this appeal news. Looking down my throat. And when they do these kinds of investigations. Oh we also now. There really is no timeline on the money in these investigations can take what it could take years could take months. Yeah what did you take months ago I worked with the director's appeal Jim only. As the US attorney and then when he was the deputy. Attorney general. He's he's a first rate guy. He's so long forced regard he goes by the book politics has nothing to do that. So Lou I trust him and I worked with the front line the FBI agents. And it did the best in the world. Now if they do have a a case would have to come through the grand jury process. What happens is that the FBI is an and investigatory. Agency. They've been in on themselves. Didn't file charges but what they first have to do is still to be attorney general and say this is our evidence. Two things can happen. We have enough evidence that we think we can get an indictment or we think we do not have enough evidence. And then that decision. If there is that's evidence there for an indictment that decision insults and the United States attorney general. As to whether she is going to move forward would agree injury. In the the climate that we're in. It do you believe. That Joseph Loretta lynch is somebody who is going to be fair if something comes forward. Well. And that's so I had the opportunity to question the attorney general and he's seen. And certain situations Schumer is she little old and so. But that's the first time for her being on the hill. I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt. But don't forget the digital works for the president. I had a little issue with. Regardless of the attorney general works for the president I think the attorney general should be an independent thinker. As to whether you charges would be filed another final. And mission be political. Not that well we'll see where the chips fall. I know that it would be the senate that is most involved in any kind of confirmation process with the Supreme Court nominee did attend may come forward. I guess sooner than later and I'm I'm customizing the president will. Put a nominee but your feelings about all of us. The president's support and on the constitution this here as a product pursuant to the constitution. To. Two. It's a nomination. But also. This. Advisors and consultants. Really the problem with the presidents certainly over nomination but it's up to speed so minister whether they're gonna vote for that individual or not. And nine if I'm not mistaken way and I think he alluded to it conservatives have a big get together this weekend right. And you will be there. Certain things going on now given the fact that. And endorse Donald Trump put I'm gonna turn you over there just to sit alone. RAN and we went in doing this time did you need praise or criticism of that it that you care about her dying care about that. And that's a little short term but. But very little criticism and overwhelming. I don't like to use the word pleased to support. OK and then do you believe that other people will follow. Your lead. I don't do I think that some people move. More cautious but this again in. That made a decision. A step up front. And stick with. Yeah Paul Ryan doesn't seem to be a fan of Donald trumps of the party feel about that. Well I think if it's on its own opinion of who should be president and what procedures to do should be told but yeah this is up to the American people this is an up deplore. It's not up to that it's up to me it's not have to be inside politicians deserve to leadership. The American people spoken and spoken loudly and it's an acute evil and a louder. So that's sort of the attention to. OK and finally got someone wants to know about what you feel Trump's biggest campaign promises. Promise is that he'd like to see happen. Actually two of them were and it is easy to create jobs. We'll throw good to secure the borders. And what other countries when it comes to trade. Now we'll see what happens but to Tom Marino we always appreciate when you join us on the show blue eyed about what's happening and that today is no exception thanks.