tv Martin O Malley Campaign Event in Indianola Iowa CSPAN January 25, 2016 9:33pm-10:46pm EST
talked too'malley , iowa,in indianola addressing domestic and foreign policy topics, including the syrian refugee crisis. afterwards, he played guitar and sang. o'malley: thank you. how are you doing? thank you very much. thank you. owa. at you, i'l thank you very much. i usually talk better on a chair. can i do that? it also adds an extra degree of entertainment. how are you?
it is good to be here. thank you for coming out. it is caucus time. are you excited? i am excited. i love your state. my name is martin o'malley. i love your state. i love the beauty. i love the warmth of the people. and, the thing i love the most about iowa is that you are not intimidated by big money, the polls, the pundits. sortingys have a way of through the noise and lifting up a new leader. it is what you do and do well. i am here to praise you and challenge you, because the country needs a new leader to heal the divisions to bring us together and get things done to again.
this is not an ordinary time in history. the leading candidate for the republican party polls by making fascist appeals. i would like to say that donald trump is the most outrageous and underprepared person to ever run for president, but that would not be fair to ted cruz, would it? so, let's talk a little bit about questions and answers. and, if you have answers, race your hands first. i am on a search for answers. i was born the year kennedy was killed. not theience is experience of a congressperson or a senator. of anerience is that executive, a mayor, a governor
bringing people together to get things done post. my upbringing is not the story of a conversion . it is the story of a democratic upbringing. we were taught to love family, god, country, and to understand that the stronger we make the country, the more it can get back to us and our children and grandchildren. they taught us that the only thing wrong with politics is that not enough good people try. i have given myself to the cause of a better tomorrow. 1999, the city have become divided by race, class, and place. dialing up drug treatment put the city on a better path and saved a lot of lives. pastise minimum wage,
marriage in quality, repealed the death penalty, made the public schools the best public schools in america five years in , increasing education funding by 37%. years withoutfour an increase to college tuition. so, what does that have to do with the here and now and the decisions you have to make? a great deal. the phrases i hear are, "new leadership and getting things done." my oldest daughter is 24 and she is a first grade teacher in the heart of baltimore. goes to her classroom
with african-american kids ready to learn after her father announced he was running for president, a girl talk to her on the sleeve and said, i am not so sure about your father running for president because i like obama. a lot of us like barack obama, right? we must build on the good things that he has done. when our country was this close to being in a second great depression because of recklessness and greed, iowa pointed the way forward and lifted up barack obama. now, the country is doing better because we are creating jobs again. in fact, the last years of job growth have been the most we have had since the 1990's and the country is doing better.
here is the tough truth of our times and what we need to own to build upon his good work -- are earning the same today as we were 12 years ago. the economythe way is supposed to work and the country is supposed to work. we have work to do. asked, isngsteen once a dream a live that does not come true or is it something worse? whenever you start in the country, you should be able to get ahead and we need to restore the nation to the truth of the american dream and, the good news is that we know how to do .t
it is the actions put into motion by every generation to include more people more fully in the economic and political outlook of our country in the land of opportunity that allow us and every generation to give our kids a healthy, safer, and more prosperous future. we must remember that the economy is not money. it is people. all of the people. therefore, we must restore commonsense wage and labor policies that strengthen the middle class and allow people to work their way out of poverty. hard for aworks raise should have to their child in poverty. we always kept the minimum wage above the poverty line for a family of two. we need overtime pay for overtime work and equal pay for
equal work for men and women. andeed to make it easier not harder for people to join labor unions and bargain collectively for wages. that helps all of us. if you want which is to go up, let's give 11 million of our neighbors out of the shadow economy by passing comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for all. if you expand social security, you can pay for by scrapping the $250,000.comes over 170% of the economic growth is consumer demand, we cannot have healthy growth unless there is
more demand. no country creates generational ash in ay locking c closet. we invest in research and development, infrastructure, talentstation, and the skills of our people. understands the economy is changing and we must educate the workers and people at better levels. debte a plan to move us to -free college as an option again for every american family. gidad went to college on a bill am i daughters went to college on a mountain of them. we are staggering our daughters
with a mountain of debt. we need to make better choices. about the challenges of our times that are many, the changing nature of conflict in the world, the threat of .symmetric warfare it calls for a new form policy of engagement and a strategy that is further seeing and anticipatory, identifying threats before they back us into withitary corner, and ask new alliances. another challenge is climate change, the greatest business opportunity to come to america in 100 years. look at how you are pointing the way forward. 35% of the electricity comes
from clean iowa wind. and, the great thing about the parts rolling down i-80 is that disparate and you are employing people. i will move us towards a 100% andn electric grid by 2050 create jobs along the way. americans, these are the ambitions that are worthy of a great people. these are among the 15 strategic goals i laid out to move the country forward. make the mistake about it, a new form policy, a new national
security, they depend on making us stronger at home, eliminating childhood hunger, making national service a universal option for people to earn credits and dollars for college. halfng deaths from guns in and overdose deaths in half in the next 10 years. the difference between a tree and a goal is a deadline. we can do remarkable things by lsrking together towards goa that rebuild the truth of the american dream that we share, strengthening and acting upon the leaf and the dignity of every person we have in the country. inhave to help one another order to succeed. there are a lot of people who say that i face a tough fight.
a toughat we all face fight. this is a tough fight. it is a changing world with challenges that we face and more opportunities. this is a tough fight. and i are upit you mayor ofid not run for baltimore in 1999 because things are going well and i did not leave my stay -- lead my state through times -- a way of fighting for something worth saving. .ur future is worth saving our country is worth saving. this landed is worth saving and i have never been against the people of the united states of america if you have any doubts about where the nation is heading, talk to the young
people because you will rarely find young americans united climate change is real or young americans who want to slam the in the face of refugees genocide or why -- the american immigrants or ones and i the rights to gay couples. we are moving towards a compassionate, generous, and more connected place standing on the threshold of a new era of progress. there's nothing so divided about the politics that he can't be faith in oneenewed another. that is what i challenge you to to. lift me up and change the dynamic of this race so that we can move this country forward and build upon the good things obama has accomplished and give our children the better future
they deserve thank you very much . [applause] and now, the fun part. think about your questions. i look around the room and i were mind of this dory sums up the iowa caucus in the intimate way. i was in fairfield and a woman say, this is my third time seeing you. i said, how am i doing? she said, you are doing well. i see lots of growth. that who you vote for? said, growth is what we vote
for. >> i will caucus for you in seven days. >> thank you, nick. assessing the candidates and went to the different events, you came out ahead of clinton and far ahead of sanders on syrian refugees. you said that america needs to moret more -- accepts refugees. it speaks to our history of accepting refugees. youhat note, i want to ask about, in the role of president, what other things you would do to address genocides that are myanmar. in congo and
human -- with the worst of human atrocities, how does america do better? weekn o'malley: the second close the doors -- the second we close the doors are the seconds we stop being american. newi believe there is a concept emerging in this world of a global comments with -- global commons with all forcednded people being to work in alliance to prevent the safe havens of local terror activities, requiring new regional alliances.
we can play a role and should play a role. been to victory in two world wars by building coalitions and alliances that incorporate other people and strengths of regions. you see some of this with the african union nations pushing back against al-shabaab in somalia and you are seeing more countries taking on a roll to keep -- taking on a role to open.he sea lanes the world is no longer bipolar. this is a regional approach to maintaining the good order of the global commenons. it is what we need to do to defeat isl. -- isil. we need an alliance for
progress. thedo not need to go to middle east to find failing nationstates. you can find them in central america. as president, i plan to dial-up sustainable development and make id eightctor of us a direct report to the united states -- to the president of the united states. towhat would you do eliminate the federal judicial emergency crisis? you weremalley: talking about the long time it takes to appoint federal judges? i will come off of my stool for this. look, we facing a time of profound division in our country and politics. question icurring get all across the state right how i the question of
will heal the divisions, work with the congress. there is a sense that the divisions have become greater are and it is the work of this time. for your decision on caucus which of theabout three of us running for the nomination has the best chance of healing the divisions. all my life, i have not been a divider. i have brought people together. if i had been that way, i wouldn't have the result that i have. i don't consider all republicans to be my enemies. i hope that you don't, either. republicans are our colleagues and friends. they are our uncles, ok?
so, i also learned that your job is to get to know the members of the republican and democratic party. people of your own party and the opposite party. we have talked about marriage equality and we only got it done votes.publican it took three times to repeal the death penalty, and, again, only with republican votes. we used to have bipartisan pizza night at the governor's mansion. i figured they give you the free food and the mansion to have people over. we have to make appointments in a timely way and we will have a reset button and hopefully, he'll what is tearing us apart. i'm willing to throw my energies into that 1000%.
>> my question is, as the governor of maryland, you signed a drivers license law that extended to all immigrants. there is a similar law that has been stagnant for a long time and community leaders are trying to get this to go forward stop i hope that you would talk a little bit about why you supported that in maryland and how that factors into your immigration reform policy. >> it is a question about or not-yet-documented citizens. a couple of over administrations. it was no sense that impossible for people to legally note to and from work and getting insurance to cover themselves come in the case they
were in an accident or hit your car. that's and we were able to pass the drivers licenses and the dream act in maryland and defend it at the ballots. won withosing and we 58% of the vote. we were able to take care of ofe refugee camps because the language we used and the ethic we called for. i always use the term, "new americans." i think the country is better with the arrival of new american immigrants. my own people, half of them were irish and the other half were german postop i like to give orders and not take them. generation, we sell
ourselves short. expectations become behavior. these people are not going to be put on noah's ark. i remember visiting with a werey and two of them covered by the executive action. abigail was born in the united states and is an american citizen. the parents are not yet covered by any executive order. the girl goes to school and works in class all day with a fear that the door will have been busted open and her parents would be gone. we need better balance and sanity with this my list -- mindless deportation strategy. we have immigrant detention camp's that are operating on a for-profit basis. this is not who we are.
the symbol of the country is not the barbed wire fence. it is the statue of liberty. >> i am curious. to mentioned that you want combat the debt. o'malley: there is no progress without fiscal responsibility. of the three of us, i'm the only one who balance a budget every year for 15 years, which is hard to do in a shrinking city with a shrinking tax face. it is now growing. ratingded the aaa bond and i made more cuts than any governor in maryland history, still managing to increase .nvestments to make wages grow how do we do it?
in a word, math. i believe in science and math. so, the primary reason for the national debt, even as obama has reduced the annual deficit spending, which adds to the debt. the deficit spending has been reduced to the smallest levels in a couple of decades, i do believe. this is primarily driven by the fact that we were led into a war with iraq and it was costly and if balloons the debt. the unchecked greed on wall , i am -- and, by the way in favor of instituting a modern glass-steagall. the recession hit and added to
this more. thing --o do one other expand social security. afford as a nation. that is the entitlement that some of our super wealthiest citizens, those making more than a million dollars feel that they lowertitled to pay a much tax rate than america's middle class pays. if we raise it from 39 to 45, by way it was 70 during president reagan's first term. if we raise it from 39 to 45 and we tax capital gains at the same rate that we do, income from hard work and sweat and toil, that would generate conservatively $700 billion to $800 billion over the next 10 years. that would go a long way to
doing a lot of things. debt free college, a long way to the cleaner, greener energy future and a long way to paying down in a timely fashion this national debt. that's what i -- that's how i see it. yes, ma'am. >> i asked you about the racial profiling of muslim americans. what would you do to reduce racial profilingor minorities in our justice system? martin o'malley: i think one of the things i have learned about these things is that no agencies of our government face a greater imperative to act in open and transparent ways than law enforcement does. given the modern information age, i think all of law enforcement is struggling to get ahead in the wave on this. i believe that we still have a
lot of work to do when it comes to better coordinating and sharing information. i also believe that the first line of defense against these sort of lone wolf attacks is our nation's ethic itself to be very with our neighbors including our american muslim neighbors. when donald trump made his comment about want wanting to issue i.d. cards for everyone who is muslim, they flew me on a red eye from california, i walked into a whole group of patriotic men and women and niver thought i would see the look in their eyes in our country that i saw. it was a sense of almost political dread the way they are being targeted and scapegoated by that sort of rhetoric. we can't allow that to happen. it is not just about our president. it is about all of us as
citizens. said say that and i say now, if donald trump wants to start a registry of people who disagree with his fascist proposals and rhetoric, he can start with me and i think all of us need to step up. [applause] yes, ma'am. >> i'm glad she asked that question. it is not just the muslims. i don't fear muslims that are here. i fear people in the k.k.k., the people that -- oh, what were they called? she people that call themselves patriots. i hear some of the commercials the political ads, we want america back like it used to be. well, i didn't like the way it used to be. [applause] in my neighborhood in des moines, iowa. we had blacks and whites. we had a german family.
we all got along. but i was living in des moines, iowa. but there was people at that same time where maybe i was 8 years old that were getting lynched. at the same time those who were trying to get the legalized voting for all american citizens that were getting killed. you know, like to k.k.k. -- maybe not all you guys but people who look like me, i don't fear the police. if they tell me to stop, i'm going to stop. but i live again in des moines, iowa. y point is when we think about domestic terrorists, we have to include people that look like you. i'm not calling you a terrorist, of course. [laughter] because i'm going for you. martin o'malley: good woman. thank you. thanks a lot.
>> i'm like oh, do i do this guy? i knew who i -- the person i wasn't going for and that was given a but it is like oh, mr. sanders seems like a nice guy. i know very few things about this mr. o'malley. i'm glad you're running. we need someone with common sense and we need someone who is going to do everything that i heard that they told me, how did you get college? was it free college? martin o'malley: we went four years in a row without a penney's increase to college tuition. we made our public schools number one four years in a row. we had to make tough budgetary decisions and made the vement. treated our teachers like professionals, worthy of dignity and respect and they didn't disappoint. all of these things require a collaborative approach. bringing people together.
i was in the church basement there, the mother emanuel church in charleston probably a year before pastor pinckney hat a hearing there. you never hear of that young man who created that massacre referred to as a christian terrorist. there was nothing christian about that. there are criminal acts. it is sadly the nature of our human condition, but i do believe as i think the cufle your question says that the longer arc of american history is greater respect for the lives and dignity and the differences of all and that side our story. that side what we do when we do best -- that's what we do when we do it best. >> they are not christians. i'm church of christ. i am a christian and i will never kill anyone. i don't agree with abortion but i'm not going to stand in your way.
i'm not going to say anything to you. if you ask me, i will tell, but i'm not going to stand in your way. if two people of the same gender want to get married, i'm not going to stand in your way. my point on that is if you are really a christian, you're not going to kill and you're not going to shout in people's faces. you're not going to do those things. martin o'malley: yes, sir? >> my name is bob bernard. your website has 15 goals. ell me more about socialist -- i'm here today to make that stronger for people like me who are older. martin o'malley: i believe that social security is one of the greatest programs we ever created as a country. the truth that no person should ever have to work their whole life and retire into poverty. that's what social security represents. yet like so many other things, this is a year when we're not even raising the benefit under
social security and some say they want to kill social security because they don't like government programs that actually work well. i have aen a entrepreneurial mayoral approach, i believe when we find things that work well, we should do more of them. people are retireing with fewer savings and pensions than ever before, this is the wrong time to cut that leg, social security. i want to expand it and increase average benefitsedly $65 and have a caregiver credit within . so that we don't disproportionately penalize women who more often than men come out of the workforce to take care of family member or . ildren that's what i propose to do. and increase benefits more for people at the lowest earning
running of the ladder. yes, sir? >> what does that entail and how does it relate to -- martin o'malley: thank you. let me talk about the element s this plan. this falls under the categoryor something i have actually done. there are three main components. your state government, institution s of higher learning and your federal government. the reason why tuitions have gone up so much is that your federal government and state governments have done for higher education has been greatly cut years, recent especially true in public universities. you look at states like arizona that greatly cut higher education funding and you see that is where the tuition increased the greatest. the opposite on the other end of the spectrum was maryland. my plan calls for a few lead actions. tpwheeds to invest more as a nation pell grants and create a program that states receive so they are incentivized to keep some zphin the game and not cut their own investments in higher
education. we need to set a national goal that the bryce of college tuition at a four-year university should not be more than 10% of a state's median income and the cost of a community college two-year degree should not be more than 5% of your state's median income. [applause] we need to -- we need to enroll all of our graduates automatically in an income-based repayment plan. opt out if you like but an repayment plan so that you're not suffering under this mountain of debt the second they hand you a diploma. we need to lower the interest rates, which in many cases for those parent-plus loans, by the way no person ever appeared president running for of the united states with a greater load of college debt over his and his wife's head than i do. this is an historic moment. [laughter] but the 7% and 8% loans that we're paying to our own federal
government, we need to make it possible for families to refinance those and we also -- i believe need to make national service a universal option is that more kids can earn an enhanced pell grant credit even as they are giving back to their country. [applause] and i also think -- i'm also proposing that in moving to the next education regime, like universal pre-k, using technology to reinfuse the learning experience with music and art and science and thinking, we also need to redesign high school and especially that fourth year of high school so when our kids graduate they not only have a certificate and skill in demand today's economy but a diploma that means something and a year or half year of transferable college credit thax be recognized when they go on to seek their two or four-year degree. with all of this, we need to --
we need to make the goal degree completion. not how long you can keep kids in seats. we have been paying for higher education almost like a hotel. the longer you sit -- the more bed nights you fill up for a longer period of time, the more profitable the hotel at the center of the equation. the center of the equation needs to be people. people seeking to achieve degrees so they can have skills and contribute to our country and provide for their families. we need to make this about degree attainment and alternative path ways for returning learners so they can move ahead when ready. demonstrate competence and learn online and do it in a reflexible way. yes, sir? >> regarding your foreign policy international conflict --
would you change our current policy? martin o'malley: we -- look, we always need to be looking at our policies. our policy should never be cut in stone. we need to be fluid. to be adaptive. we are facing the sort of enemy that is not a big army ghigs the field like the nation state conflict era. we're facing a very adaptive sort of threat. we need to be quick about that. we need to make more use of drone strikes. i do not agree with some of the republican party who used the most bellicose language they can find, trying to look tough, turning the sansd, making the sands glorks carpet bombing and hooey that makes them ook tough.
we have to work with special ops, close air support. what we need more than anything else in that region and every troubled region is far better human intelligence because when we exercise these formidable powers of our military, of our drones, of our technology and we do it in a way that is contrary to our first principles, we hurt our effort. we make it possible for our their ts to increase recruitment and that is not the goal here. we need to defeat, but we need to defeat in a smart way in coalition with others interrupting propaganda and finances. it is a matter of using several different tools. it is not a matter of carpet bombing and creating more enemies. yes, ma'am? >> yes, my name is kathy. i'm from west des moines. my question is about mental health issues. what is your stand about the soldiers coming back from war and having so many mental health issues as well as just our
everyday citizen that might be in that category of needing extra help? martin o'malley: one of the strategic goals i have set for our country is full enemployment for america's veterans when they return. we do an absolutely miserable job helping them transition back to civilian life. absolutely no handoff between the dovept defense and the department of veteran affairs let alone your own state whortment's veteran affairs often co-locate veteran counselors in the one-stop centers for veteran employment. i want to make sure our returning soldiers do not become ghost people. approach them through portal of employment. what is your transition plan coming back? are you aware of the benefits and the things that are available to you that can help you get that job and help you transition back. the discharge form they fill out
and the -- when you leave the service, it doesn't even have a block on it for an email address. it has phone. it has home address and oftentimes our men and women put their parents and then when they come home, those become obsolete. mental health is critically important. little bit to your mental health question. we leave it too much to our states. it means that oftentimes depending how your governor feels about it will determine whether or not your family has access to what your loved ones need. in my home state we increased by 80% access to mental health services in my state. you can't treat addiction without also being mindful of mental health. you're not very wise to treat serious health issues without also being aware of the mental health. so we have to work to increase parity with mental health services and again get the
states in this game. yes? >> as future teacher, i'm concerned as to where the education system is going in .merica you look on list s of comparisons of education, we're number 25 on the list. you might not know that. not a lot of people know that. i think we think we're better than we actually are. how do you propose get back on the right track with education at any grade level? rtin o'malley: i found in my own state, we made public schools number one for five years in a row. we had a collaborative approach with our teachers and implemented the common core curriculum but in a collaborative way. we drove up the highest numbers the kids that take stem-related
courses and actually passed them. ers are treated with dignity and respect. they went out on their own and found the training they needed in order to teach kids at higher and better levels. i see three big opportunities on our horizon. i touched on them briefly before. let me go back in greater detail. there is no better investment that i have seen in public education than early childhood education. we need to move to universal pre-k as a nation. there are mechanisms there to allow us to do that at the federal level. secondly for all of the talk about -- for all of the talk about standards, and there has been a lot of talk about minimum standards, kick to the curb as been what we do best as a nation we educate our people, to
think conceptly and creatively and collaborate ily. i believe with technology today, we have better platforms and better means with what we know about how kids learn individually and a sense of their cognitive abilities and the best way of learning, to use technology to reinvigorate the learning experience with more music, more art. it is like almost whenever we would put a music or art program back in a school, it seemed like that was the first thing to get cut by the principal the next year. music and art is important. hands on learning. environmental literacy. these are all of the sort rs of things that we need to to be dialing up in this age so that our people can collaborate and have the skills they need, and the fourth part of it is our high schools. really think there is an opportunity to redesign our high schools. early access to college as well as career in technical education for skills that are actually in demand in the today's economy rather than skills that were in demand in your grandparents' economy. yes, ma'am?
yep? >> you crurntly the only candidate that that is proposal for our cities going forward. what lessons have you learned from the baltimore downtown renaissance and how can you better distribute those economic gains to poor and minority communities in the city and what would you do as president? martin o'malley: a new agenda for american cities. it has been some 40 years since we had a new agenda for american cities. way back when we did under jimmy carter that is what brought about in baltimore the famous inner harbor. there were some at the time who hoped with that spark at the center that it would send a ripple throughout the city. we neglected to pay attention to the deep structural unemployment and the human service challenges, to lead poisoning in the generations of kids, to indemic violent crime that we accepted as if it was an inevitable part of living in the
poorest sections of our cities. that is just the way it is. so i think what i have learned as mayor is that it is not enough just to do the one thing downtown. that you have to improve quality of life. you have to make a city safer and you also have to make your city more economically inclusive. it is easier to gentify than it is to include and investments of inclusion, of economic inclusion are investments that no city by herself can usually make. there are things like mass transit, because the biggest impediment to upward economic smobalt the lack of mobility itself. affordable housing, affordable workforce houses and i also believe that cities could be the cutting edge of this move to a clean, green, redesigned energy grid and built environment and we could -- we could spark and
see a whole new generationor ned zero homes -- netzeroo homes and put people back to work and give people the training and skills they need to do these retro fits for the decades ahead. that is where the great opportunity lies. things like structural unemployment, a widening opportunity gap, these injustices do not solve themselves. we have to solve them. and it is not simply with the economic investment. you also have to save lives and reform your criminal justice system constantly. look at things a work and do more of them and when you find things that do not work, stop doing them. i decriminalized possession of marijuana. employment applications for unemployment. i drove incarceration rates down
to 20-year lohse. i repealed the death penalty. the depement doesn't work. it has never been justly applied and it is not a deterrent and in terms of policing, you have to be open and transparent. we should require as a nation ll of our departments to lease things that can be tracked and and things that can get done. we already require them to rourt their major crimes. we can go a long way to healing our country. in a long way to saving lives, but it is not an either/or proposition. we have to do both. there is an essential role to play. breaking down the structural unemployment that threatens to tear our country apart. you guys have been awesome here at simpson. we have seven days to go until iowa caucuses.
thank you for those who agreed to stand up and caucus for me. there were three delegates to split up and they split this way. one for clinton. one more sanders and one for o'malley. so hold firm when you go in there on caucus night. make the arlingt argument, whenever our countries face times of gridlock and stalemate and it seems like our divisions are getting the best of us, we bring up a new leader to bring us through that. our best days are still in front of us. iowa, the fate of my candidacy is totally in your hands. do with it as you will. this, if we you beat expectations and you lift up new leadership, i will not let you down. i'm in this to win this and move our country forward. hanks very, very much. thank you.
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there you go. thanks a lot. [applause] are you guys from ohio? how are you doing? thank you, guys. good to meet you. whereabouts in ohio? from michigan. from michigan. martin o'malley: where in michigan? >> half-hour south of flint. it is very disturbing to me. martin o'malley: that is awful. >> absolutely horrible. martin o'malley: we cut lead poisoning in our city by 90%. you guys want to do a picture? >> thank you so much. artin o'malley: thank you.
yeah, sure. don't give up. tags thank you. you. thank o'malley: if we keep calling out the goodness in america, it will come out. thank you. what is your name? thank you for caucusing for me. thanks a lot. the red shirt. >> the redshirt. garibaldi.y: good to meet you guys. >> governor o'malley, thank you again. thank you.
>> ima vietnam veteran. -- >> ima vietnam veteran. i am doing a lot better now. >> here we go. governor o'malley: didn't they do a procedure thing on that? so they can't filibuster? >> one would think that was a good idea, but -- >> thank you for coming. o'malley: thank you for coming. you. is this your brother? that is a great opener? do you want a picture? >> yeah, that would be great.
ok. good. thank you. governor o'malley: hello. >> thank you for coming here. to as grow quick, so, i am really excited to meet you. why should i -- what is the between you and newt gingrich? clear and'malley: more consistent record of action, gun control, climate change. you.ank governor o'malley: i would never say new american immigrants take our jobs. >> that is me. here we go. one-to-three take a couple.
>> you voted against comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. have alwaysalley: i been clear. i have never wavered. >> it is really cool to see you at my college. can i take a photo? ever o'malley: sure. >> one-to-three. thank you so much. >> i saw you last time you are here. governor o'malley: you came back. >> it yes. thank you. governor o'malley: thank you. good to have you caucus for me. thank you. stand firm. you stand firm in that first caucus and look around a
and see how you can coordinate with others. let me get to in the middle. >> ok. thank you. governor o'malley: stay strong and you will pick up delegates. stay strong. >> in their are a lot of us here. governor o'malley: what is your name? thank you for the guitar. were happy to hear you talk about the syrian refugee crisis. like, you are the first person to actually talk about it so thank you. governor o'malley: when the question came, i thought, this is a common sense question. >> we thought so too. >> there is a lot of xenophobia. it is ano'malley: arduous task to get them through screening. there is a lot of screening.
have you been watching all of the debates? >> we have not missed one. governor o'malley: those last ones i thought we pierced through. it is hard to win a debate when you get one third of the time of the other two. >> my dad is a holocaust survivors so the words, and never again mean something to me. campuses andabout in a tri-semitism. a lot of the people who are your soulmates on a lot of issues ideologically don't understand israel's gave rights. what can you do to get the anti-semitism out of the far left of the democratic party? governor o'malley: i have been neutral many times, being from maryland, many of the early pages of the golden book of
maryland addresses. i have been there many times. i understand israel is our staunchest ally. iving understood that, believe in a 200 state solution and i believe it is the best chance we have for a lasting peace and i support the president's iranian deal but i am a realist knowing it has to be an force now. better idea than the alternative of having them sprint to a bomb. to be vigilant and realize who our friend is in the region and we have to keep calling parties back to the table to find a more peaceful way to coexist. solution, as-state elusive as it looks, is the only long-term path forward and perhaps we have to dial up the sustainable development as a precedent rather than an antecedent. thank you. >> welcome back to simpson
college. it is nice to see you again. governor o'malley: taking. what is your name? >> my name is monica. governor o'malley: hello, monica. are you guys together? >> taking. governor o'malley: thank you for being here for me. i hope you caucus for me. stay strong. rags i just wondered if you have themajor plans to end weight. governor o'malley: that is one of the leading actions. up. trying to get wages we could lift so many women up in half.cut that gap we could lift so many women up out of poverty. there is a bill on equal pay in congress right now. i forget the title of it. i should look it up. i support things that require
more openness. the fair pay act. the willie ledbetter act, we did that at a state level. but i think the fair pay act goes to set ledbetter in requiring different scales between men and women and protections for women who might complain to employers, so we need to make real that promise. long deferred. it has been forever. >> thank you. evan o'malley: thank you. i hope you caucus for me. >> these are my brothers, and i have a few more friends. governor o'malley: good to see again, tell me your name again. >> jacob. >> austin. rags sarah. >> molly. >> virginia.
governor o'malley: it good to see you. do you want to get a picture? they give for all you are doing for me. yet, for sure. governor o'malley: it you even put a tie on for me. plastic chairt did not crack while i was standing on it. it makes for more entertainment. thank you for coming. >> thank you, man. governor o'malley: stand strong. >> i really like all the questions you take. i come from an intensely military family. o'malley: sad to say, we are doing a poor job. everybody talks about how well we are doing, but we are losing 70 people falling to the >>. county hospital, county jail,
more. ivernor o'malley: of mali, need you. thank you for getting a stunt. >> i am carl. you, it o'malley: thank was a packed event. thank you, tricia. steve, inc. you. independent, but i am going to caucus for you. governor o'malley: thank you. deep expectations. thanks a lot. good to meet you. do you want me to sign that? what is your name? >> chloe. >> governor, i wanted to grab a a minute.
governor o'malley: chuck. thank you, zoe. please caucus for me. the to see you again. >> that are doing well. working hard down to the wire. >> it just one more. governor o'malley: thanks a lot. >> can we get a really quick snapshot? everybody is going to stand behind. so, you are going to say, i am the college. i hope everyone will caucus. everybody'malley: is going to cheer? everybody to go out and caucus were o'malley. just year. ok? here we go. o'malley, days away from the iowa caucuses.
we need everybody to go out and caucus for o'malley. >> yay! o'malley: thank you. can you take a picture? thank you. [indiscernible conversation] -- enjoyedou stayed your stay. governor o'malley: yes, i stayed in your room. thank you. how are you doing, man? >> how is the campaign going? evan o'malley: i saw you from afar someplace, i should have shouted out. >> are you going down to houston
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