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President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID

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President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID

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October 2, 2020 1:00 pm

President and First Lady Test Positive for COVID. We discuss this and more on today's show.

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First Lady Claudia Trump both tested positive for coping. 19 one of the ramifications for the country campaign as we pray for a quick recovery. The Pres. and First Lady talk about that today Jay Sekulow live live from Washington DC Judy sent you phone lines are open for your questions right now.

1-800-684-3110 1-800-684-3110 and your host folks as you know, it's a break. This boy broke late last night. Actually where you are, the country could have been late last night.

It could've been just after midnight, that the Pres. and First Lady have tested positive for the coronavirus that they are spirit spirits and mild symptoms right now are going to be coordinating at the White House, the President still. His physician said, still able to conduct his job. It is present United States as much of its been conducted from the White House during a time of the pandemic and so will discuss that we will discuss a course the ramifications it could have two dotted not to shed light or not. The focus of Io's serious this potentially of this, but also as we also people get get this and they have mild symptoms and recover quickly. That's what we pray.

The present First Lady.

I think everybody should because he's leading the country's leader, the free world, regardless of who you I think should be present in the next election and I and this was someone that I know there was always talk about his rallies at his events. But remember to be near the present you had to get a covert test to be around the present and he talked about. They said I have a mask but everybody around me has to get covert test, including even as late as the Tuesday debate at the Cleveland clinic where everybody was tested for the coverts of this had to happen between sometime between Tuesday and of course Thursday last night and and so again and still the present. We would hope Hicks tested positive. So would I get close to present on the Campaign team traveled with the present that came out the day before, so they knew that they there was likely so include that had interacted with the present First Lady who tested positive and I just kind of see it this way. This is a President who has had to continue to run the country made peace deals. Had those world leaders are at the White House.

Everyone's tested people get tested before has darted as safe as possible while also campaigning to be for a Presidential election is had to do it as after what happened in Tulsa reevaluated the hatted how to do their campaign events decided outside mostly airport hangers with distancing ads and again I think that we've seen world leaders. In fact, you had the British prime minister Boris Johnson get Brazil's President had hundred present the Belarus President, the Bolivian interim President.

The Guatemalan present Dominican Republic, Prince Albert, Monaco, the senior vice President of Iran in the is a VP former Israeli health minister of the South African Defense minister. The South African mineral resources minister South African labor minister, the Sudan vice President.

The vice President of Gambia, the Russian prime minister in Nigeria. The President's chief of staff for minister and governors prime minister of Armenia and the EU's chief E. Chief Briggs at negotiator so people that have had to continue to interact like the President of the United States because their government leaders have had positive covert test come back. They have that we do know that the President has some symptoms.

This is not asymptomatic and so I called everybody pray for the Prez United States.

The First Lady's family has big test as well and and again we will talk about what this means not because this obviously has an impact on the election's ability to campaign and your summer are disabled is having an impact on his ability to govern.

Will talk, but that the second have ever hour. The broadcast will want to take your calls as well. One 800 684 31 to because present is still it is offices Prez United States.

I can still sign legislation like if there was covert relief legislation to his desk, conduct business by phone can conducted by television can do a lot of ways to still be engaged. Certainly this is shaking things and it sure shakes up to a lot of us. You know what our President is a Cubs that was hoping this will take your calls we get back 100-684-3110 challenges facing Americans is a time when our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights in court in Congress. In the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do our work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms that remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times.

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So as you know, present from the First Lady of Milani and Trump have tested positive for covert, 19, and of course others that were around them are taking tests now to we do hope Hicks was a senior advisor on the Trump campaign used to be the White House had been tested positive for that had come out and we also the RNC chair wrote Rhoda McDaniel has tested positive so the chair of the Republican national committee's tested positive the President in the First Lady people of the vice President tested negative started Mrs. Pitts as well and so it seems like it was involved in these catlike postdebate days and that the couple days in between where there were some events in the present was in New Jersey so I'm sure there's a lot of people being tested. But I can order take your phone calls on this because it is serious for the country potentially 164, 31 to 4 titles near 100-6431 10 for two reasons. One is serious because we are 32 days away from Presidential election and this means that the present for at least the next probably two weeks will not be able to campaign the way he was doing and he was trying to do it safely for him. He had everybody near him.covert test every bite. The debate had to get a covert test that was immediate so is as of that moment. So I think that I did that he did what he could do to keep himself safe as possible while still being Prez United States putting peace deals together between Israel and Bahrain and Israel and WA even for those events with the prime ministers and leaders of those countries gather at the White House.

He still try to campaign he was trying to put on a full campaign for President as best you can. During a pandemic, even pulled out his master new debates and what I needed. I wear and but oftentimes I don't because everyone around me is being tested it it it shows you again that the ability did not know what is totally immune from receiving this, obviously, we all know that but that even if you take all those safety measures there. All recommendations and they don't prevent everything they don't prevent every possibility. The second issue I know it's on the minus some people though the President certainly in charge now is that what would happen if the present got sicker working to talk about that hypothetically in the second have are the broadcast, so that you know so you can answer that question about your vice President if you need.

Often times of the present has them like a medical procedure with this anesthesia involve the vice President quickly takes over the years. The 25th member to do that at this of course would be something different because if the cobra 19 symptoms with from mild to more severe and that didn't required hospitalization. That doesn't necessarily mean you've got to invoke the 25th member, though it be whether or not you are incapacitated, even if it's for a moment time with you in our during a routine procedure so I can really talk to that as well. 164 3110 at 2064 31101425 in the White House and Mark Meadows is it.

There mild symptoms, so it's not an asymptomatic test their symptoms here and the First Lady tweeted were feeling good.

I postpone my upcoming engagement, we will all get through this together. The present tweeted that they will begin their Cortina recovery process immediately. That was last night very late last night. If you're on the East Coast and death. You're the West Coast. You probably saw that earlier in your evening, but it is obviously shaking up the world shaking up the country and and it is it is not something I mean you wish on anyone.

Obviously, even if you were gives the President Joe Biden with a nice statement about it cut right to the choice value to get you just wishing them that the best and hoping that they think they recover quickly. But of course it puts things that we have. We are the mystery present to campaign organ famine in Washington DC, where the mistake of a Presidential campaign that covert relief teetering in Washington DC at present could easily the in this situation, so sign that and his staff can still be very active in that process on the campaign side else we just heard Sen. Mike Lee is tested positive for covert they were not testing thin members of Congress that were there were traveling back and forth so they weren't showing signs or symptoms they were not being tested, like those who surround the President but he must've been in contact and or he got was not feeling good so he just put out a statement so I feel like Washington DC is about to get tested and working to hear a lot more people who may be than asymptomatic or experiencing very mild symptoms come back with a positive test. I think it's highly likely Jordan. A lot of these senators and members do have their own testing protocol. Depending on their own travel, a procedure I don't know what Sen. Mike Lees was, but I don't think it's terribly surprising that he's had a resultant tournament maybe before I make up, and I would just add my thoughts and prayers to yours for the President of the First Lady offer hope Hicks for Ron McDaniel. I know there are a few outliers out there who maybe aren't sending condolences Jordan like this is obviously a very scary virus that is not does not discriminate. Anybody who contracted I wish a speedy recovery to I think it's also a reminder to be smart to take precautions like you said, look, that's more difficult for the President of the United States. He has a job to do, he has to continue to govern, and he has done so, he probably was a greater risk than some others, but we do wish them a speedy recovery.

Jordan, I would say an organ to talk about the 25th amendment, and you know it. If there ever were. Need to invoke something like that how that would work, but I just want to assure people as it stands right now, in 2020 of the President as he is right now is fully capable of fulfilling his duties as President of the United States. You mentioned the covert relief package and organ to get into that a little bit more. I think Speaker Pelosi has actually sabotaged that a little, but if it were to pass Jordan.

Of course he could sign it from where he sits in and the other question I think were gonna probably get a lot is what about the Supreme Court process.

Jordan and we talked about that on this broadcast the President has fulfilled his duty under article 2. In that process that duty now fully lies in the United States and admit that there is nothing about this diagnosis.

Jordan disclosed that procedure down and later McConnell has said were to proceed as planned. Those hearings will go forward, beginning on the 12th yet I want to play for folks. This is they were sitting there caused a lot of people from calls Mark.Mark Meadows the cheapest White House Chief of Staff counted this this morning about the President can how he's feeling how he's doing it out Mitch McConnell's put out a statement as well. He was on the phone with the presently family safe. You he made the nomination Supreme Court. He doesn't have to take any other action.

There it's all within the has the sit if they get the confirmation done.

She serves on the Supreme Court that he doesn't.

It's not like even legislative and sign anything. But even if it was like legislation reassigned that that can be done obviously for the President is quarantining the White House and be done safely and effectively about. I want to play Mark Meadows affirmed by White House Chief of Staff Nicholas as all of you know the present, the First Lady tested positive for pelvic 19 they remain in good spirits. The President does have mild symptoms and as as we look to try to make sure that not only is health and safety and welfare is good. We continue to look at that for all of the American people so they got me this is okay. I think the big distinction here between like Mike Lee in his statement. You he was saying he was saying that he thought it was allergies to get tested at a caution in Québec positive, mild symptoms can mean something like you like you got your allergies or feel a little lethargic for a little tired feeling oh I know getting a leap feeling That you get allergies people have allergies, you know what that means is medial to work as we are in a productive don't get up and do about your days like you're bedridden with that but that even those kind of mild symptoms of course you want to catch it early.

There are a lot of treatments now for covert that did not exist before. That's actually thanks to the President and his team, forgetting those treatments approves there's a lot of treatments for people who get diagnosed with covert.

I think that I know we got calls about that I think Hitt is calling from Texas online, for he can't welcome Jay Sekulow life for all of 1888 anyway… Go to the present life and the judge got a great addition. But anyway what type of treatment only receiving the site is very transparent about this in the White House physician, and I think will continue to get updates that we haven't got receive like specifics of their quarantining their facing mild symptoms, so I don't know if they've taken like things like rim density is other kind of covert fighting that would people diagnose and another at that point yet, but I do know that because he spreads United States you will know more about him than any other body was ever been diagnosed you will know if if you know because her to cut to constant updates, constant updates about his his health entities.

We can address the country that he's thinking about doing that as well. Later today, so you'll get to see the President and I and so it in those addresses.

A rickety ticket phone calls. The second half hour will get into the issue that if the President know some reason the 25th amendment needed to be about what would happen with VP having it temporarily.

It's not difficult to do is rare in the sense of anything long-term and short-term, it happens pretty regularly in presidencies full-time at that as well. 164 3110. Remember, stop Supreme Court nomination we should let it stop. This report nomination go to ACL genital sign that petition will be right back. Prayers for the present, only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable invoice is, is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life. We've created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn Gold edition will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the what Obama care means many ways your membership is empowering the right question for mission life today online/challenges facing Americans for substantial time and or no freedom or constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights and courts in Congress. In the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do her work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms that remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member thinking well this is the perfect time to stand with us. ACLJ.org where you can learn more about her life changing, member today ACLJ say is there's been a lot of nasty stuff on the Internet is imagine twitter and even for people with verified account, not just like nuts out there basically tweeting this stuff, but President Rachel Maddow. She tweeted this. God bless the Pres. and First Lady.

If you pray, please pray for their speedy and complete recovery.

And for everyone infected everywhere. The virus is horrific and merciless.

No one would wish this its wrath on anyone.

We must get its right under control and so that was from Rachel Maddow.

I think you, that's a very that's what you should response the President's commander-in-chief leader of the free world commander-in-chief are military at me. This is so is responsible for our safety or security so I again right now it doesn't look like it's, it's, you know this. Mild symptoms, that's great. I hope that's that's what the President has to deal with throughout that he's able to recover quickly.

I don't know what the campaign will look like a family with a bit Washington DC will continue take your phone calls at 164 3110 second FL get it to the 25th amendment little his people to talk about that in and out.

By the way from VP Biden tested negative for the sector group who was there at the at wasn't so much of the debate itself because everybody got a test before you do you like an armband at that debate. It was at the Cleveland clinic, VP Biden is tested negative.

But he's also started a campaign moral in public so I unite. I think it just a reminder that you got a cut away these balances and risk if we are running for President United States 32 days left in the election cycle and this of course will likely keep the President at home for at least 14 days at least. And so that that changes things publicly everything what you think it's gonna look like I don't. I'm not sure we can even figure that out yet, but what will the next kind of like few weeks look like that's about all we have left this campaign. Efforts will give Rachel Maddow dear and I agree with your head may be the first time I've said that on this broadcast. That's exactly the right tone. Look, everyone in this country is in it together. I think two things, one on the campaign. I think Joe Biden's campaign is. I mean, it probably can look mostly like what it has already Jordan and he's he's not had the larger events to the extent you know maybe the President has look I I expect of the President.

Symptoms do not do not increase door, and I suspect he'll probably try to find a way to do some virtual events. Obviously that's can be up to him is to be up to his health. But a lot of my attention is gonna be and what is the impact can be on Capitol Hill. Specifically, in the United States Senate. I mean you're talking about a lot of people that make up the United States Senate Jordan that her ER in that high risk category being advanced in age.

Obviously Senegalese test coming back positive. Today they've obviously been doing a lot of social distancing. Anyway the Jordan. If you do not have a situation where a senator or multiple senators can't make certain votes that does change the math on Capitol Hill so I think you're gonna see even more increase precautions in the United States Senate, even though they have already been there and if he did start to see multiple senators out. Maybe you would see more of what you saw alike leading up to that today I Cavanaugh, but I don't know if our listeners remember that Lisa Murkowski was in a vote no on Justice Cavanaugh about Sen. Daines could not make it back to Washington DC because of his daughter's wedding.

So, she voted President got present. She paired her vote with Sen. Daines that there would be no change in the outcome. Jordan stop something like that could certainly happen for votes again. If you do start to lose senators for certain votes, including the confirmation vote of a Supreme Court justice that does change the calculations that something we need to keep an eye on just a little bit yeah absolutely sign it.

We deftly people now that because I think that with Mike Lee and probably every US sitters getting a test right now and people interacted with the President. People been interacting you know more and more because that's part of their job, not everybody can just work from home infected the legislators have to take more risk.

The President has to take more risk and and he was probably went when we say taking more risk.

Take had more safety precautions than any of us could not come near the President if you were not tested.

We can speak at a rally stage be way more than 6 feet away from anybody and and so and everybody rent was getting tested daily. If you are meeting at the White House should do a test before so I get I think that the President is much as people simply was not as aware Mathis that he had the most safety possible and still you know it is but it was vulnerable, like we all are potentially but he has a job to do that most of us don't which is run, the United States, be the leader of the free world run the military keep us safe. He also has a presence in campaign is the future of his presidency hangs in the balance is 32 days on November 3 with wind either the mail-in ballots have to be at least postmarked by or people go to the polls. I also think the next Presidential debate is not next week but the next week be right on the line of the corn team time.

If you were that's almost like if you're exposed like asymptomatic. If you know if you're if you are exposing usually takes up little bit longer than two weeks so that it could impact. Certainly this could impact the next Presidential debate, which was a town hall. It is mostly town hall kind of sex was given the first debate town hall set up in Miami and I don't think there's any question about that. I would say that that debate is probably in question. Because of this a look at dogma depend on how this runs its course with the President.

I am sure Jordan that the President will want to participate in that he will do everything he can to be ready to do it and and Jordan, especially with the town hall format. I was thinking a little bit about this this morning. It strikes me as that's probably the format that is most conducive to doing a a debate virtually if you have to. Now I know I don't have any idea whether or not campaigns are open to that, or whether the commission is open to a but it would strike me as something that could be pulled off if it was necessary, but I think we just gotta take this one step at a time. As far as the debates go I mean the very first issue at play here is the President's health.

When does he recover to the extent that this can even be considered in and Jordan just for my money. I think you've got to get over that hurdle before you can even ask the next question is the present healthy enough in time to consider something like that and then that would be something that both campaigns would have come together and see what they are willing to consider right rickety. Take your phone calls 164, 31 tables go to Dan and IDC online 16.

Welcome to Jay Sekulow life. I might call 100 you like my brother Molly. For our President and in the Lord's hand, but also one column reminder to us all to remember. Our motto in this country could trust in the Lord and in all our ways acknowledge you listen we gotta be in prayer for our President is rich masses or someone who pray should be printed is that he's the leader of the free world. He's the commander-in-chief United States, and he sees to it that we are all safe and protected from foreign and domestic enemies of this is some of the major job in will have impacts on the stock market is Artie has and will have impacts the economy will have impacts on everybody mentally meets Friday that I think is this kinda settles it over the weekend people to rethink reopening so I think unfortunately because I think a lot of realties have been done safely. The.done well school reopening something like that but I think that that's good to be rethought, and I want to take your calls. Though the second half hour Rita Breen Harry Hutchinson Rick talk about if the President had to get more treatment you know what is 1/25 amendment because that there were some people the Internet that will therefore throw that out immediately. You know he's good to be which was gross, but let's let's talk about it. Let's debunk myths. Let's talk reality to explain what would happen if vice President pictures tested negative. And by the way, there is more negative like Kaylee back in and he was a lot of interaction with the present tested negative. That just came out so again one 864 3110 if you got questions about minute.

Hudson will be joining us. Got comment would just offer your you know prayers for the present. You do that 1-800-684-3110 will be right back. ACLJ is been on the frontline protecting your freedom is defending your rights in court in Congress and in the public arena.

The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member thinking. If you're not well this is the perfect time to stand with us, ACLJ.org, where you can learn more about our life-changing work, member today seeing okay live from Washington DC Jay Sekulow and secular Jay Sekulow like secular. I'm sure you've heard so we can reduce you, but in case you have an eye. I think you just it somewhat shocking to hear. It's at the present First Lady have been tested positive for covert, 19 for the coronavirus of the art not asymptomatic there experiencing some mild symptoms. From this is a letter from the physician to the present, John Connolly, the doctor and commander of the U.S. Navy and he rewrote this this is this public.

The present First Lady are both well this time they plan to remain at home within the White House during that year. The court, the White House medical team and I will maintain a vintage vigilant watch.

I appreciate the support provided by Silver country's greatest medical professionals institutions.

Rest assured, I expect the President to continue carrying out his duties without disruption while recovering and I'll keep you updated on any future developments. So that is breezes right to enter this kind of discussion about the 25th amendment because this came up immediately even last night, which is what this has to be involved now we hear that what they visit.

She met this year. Most people there medical.

What happening with the medically is very private with the President is can be very public so you get updates that the White House physician to set the present present position is said that we also said he expects the present to be carried out his duties. So right now it is expected to be any disruption of the present carrying out his duties.

The big question so what if they're wise and I don't many people out there and and Harry. I know just the beginning of the second half hour and I will get deeper into it, but we have our laws set up for this that we have a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that if the present you if you even have to go would have a mile of a test that requires anesthesia a colonoscopy for for for male presence work requires anesthesia the 25th a bit to get to vote temperate and invoked temporarily in the vice President assumes the duties of the President may only last a couple hours but that's done so it can be done on a very's short-term scale and on a longer-term scale absolutely serve Congress in July 1965 ratified.

I'm sorry they passed the 25th amendment to the United States Constitution.

It was ratified in 1967. What's important to know is that the 25th amendment was designed to answer questions which arose because of article 2, section 1, clause 6 of the Constitution, which states, in case of removal of the President or his death, resignation, or inability to discharge his powers and duties of the office evolved to the vice President so there were some questions that arose, particularly in connection with the death of Pres. Harrison in 1841 so the 25th amendment is designed to answer those questions and it has at least four sections. Section 4 is the most controversial and the most complicated so that they will go somewhere to get into that will explain it again and you know were getting news of your subsidence review base get breaking news right now throughout, but we know Joe Biden for destroying us.

He's tested negative. Kaylee Macadamia a lot as lot interactions. While specific to the presence tested negative. Like Pompeo tested negative vice President Pitts and his wife test negative. But we do have the present First Lady testing positive got members of the U.S. Senate Mike Lee said he was just experience like allergies like many of us do.

I do guilt when we have a seasonal changes and you'll be thought hey Mavis get tested just to make sure and even symptoms like that when they see mild symptoms. It can be symptoms like that, but it impacts the campaign what your thoughts are that 164 3110. I know it sounds weird to talk politics of this but I do have 32 days until the next Prez United States is chosen by the electoral College. The American people go to vote.

This could this will certainly impact the campaign could impact the debate to begin a pack that the way the President was trying to at least make it a little bit more normal. We had a bit sit and they were outside of things like that but again I will take your calls, 1-800-684-3110… Was that a prayer for the present First Lady will be right back Jay Sekulow live challenges facing Americans for substantial time in our Valley freedom sword constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ on the frontline protecting your freedoms defending your rights in court in Congress to get in the public arena and exceptional track record of success.

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A society can agree that the most vulnerable and voiceless. Is there any hope for that culture to survive.

And that's exactly what you are saying when you stand with the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life, we've created a free and powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes all major ACLJ were fighting for the rights of pro-life activist ramifications 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the Obama care means to discover the many ways your membership is empowering the right question for mission life today online ACLJ/Jay Sekulow your phone calls at 164, 31, Ted. Let me just per se to be called the nation to be a prayer for as United States lady does not matter what side of the alley or on what your politics are at the present First Lady would matter who the they they were, but that we should all be a prayer for them for other leaders in our country who are or who have been diagnosed yet even arts teacher Rodney Daniel Singer Mike Lee good friend of ours and inducing forks for other senators come down this like Rand Paul and get through it and be able to cover and bake it back to work itself again. I think that's part one, but I think Jade is called from North Carolina is probably hits the nail on the head.

The most about where the country is at this moment X especially is this kind of settles and you know people Biden had came in late, they got up this morning that he had to get their stuff going this way so that the kind of digesting this right now.

Gina, welcome to Jay Sekulow live your on the air. Hello there you know, dear. This again is not that week checking with Jaden would see because I think she can make a good point. Also 25th amendment. People talk about it. I want to kind of just educate our listeners so they understand that if the President got sicker we have it in place because he's present through January. Regardless, the election outcomes and all that and and maybe even be reelected and still this could be utilize if necessary. I don't expected to look his physician expects that right now he really say he's gotta be continue to carry out his duties without disruption while he recovers. But we do have something in place here that makes it very simple initially to have some would assume that role is the vice President when necessary.

Absolutely necessary since one of the main reason we have a vice President absolutely so I think it's it's clear beyond question that the 25th amendment to the United States Constitution provides a stable framework in which the vice President assumes the powers of the President. While the President is suffering from what might be called a disability. What becomes most controversial is section 4 which states that whenever the vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the house there written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as being President so we have a situation in which vice President parents could assume the powers of the President as acting President in at least two different provisions. Section 4 is the most controversial and could ultimately set up a situation in which the President fully recovers. And then there's a contest between the judgment of the vice President and the principal officers of the executive departments and ultimately that would be decided by two thirds vote of both houses of Congress, but in a typical situation in a normal situation. It's clear beyond question that vice President parents would take over in terms of becoming acting President, but not the President right and then the President when he recovers simply resumes office and controls the government. That is the most likely scenario that I expected a counter that the more difficult scenarios to exist here, vice President hits of courses is is is a man of faith, you was that present to recover if he got into that situation and it is with immediately. You head back to the race and I think the cabinet as well. But in an urban over to get to that point I just wanted you to all understand the that if we needed to its there. So it is since you don't need to worry about your country being run or be run by someone from a different party in a beat kind of input stay very consistent and that's a strong message I want to go to Jade except think her question is really kind of Eagles pastors. The present through this, how we all deal with a hatred welcome to Jay Sekulow live your on the air.

All right hello hello hello how I am very well thank you all very important question. You know you know trunk in Corona like that. How do you think will move on as the country was on live units could affect the stock market for little bit. Can affect the economy a bit beat.

You know that 401(k)s with so far it has been horrendous that the effect because we did the President still the present he still there making decisions affect meticulous and jaded to this.

I think this is good to be important one.

I think we might hear from the present later today might address today. She could do that safely. Of course, by video, so that's important. That's a great thing with technology that we have now that the President could you he's continuing to tweak these continue stay engaged any can also addresses by video meticulous and Mark Meadows as well because he said even this morning it got right back to work. It's very much business as usual in the White House bite seven he he continues to be not only in good spirits but very energetic. We've talked to a number of times this morning I got the five or six things that he attacks me to do like I do every single morning and he is certainly wanting to make sure that we stay engaged this to Steffi who seized that's how the present trip to Minnesota knows them and so was worked around him a lot that you have given tassels five or six things.

It sounds like him, I, I, I II do believe that you know though Jade is bigger point. How do you move forward. I think hearing under that that is what I think we can all cut away to this. I don't think we know yet the impact of this on the contract cellulite by Byron York talk about this that you know within three hours of hearing this, and this morning that we do broadcast it does live you we try to get as much info as we can to provide to you but it hasn't really fully set it on everybody yet. Haven't had a day with it President is dealing with very dangerous potential. You can be a very a dangerous virus and sometimes not there. Sometimes it's a very weak virus and we just don't know it, so it kind of leads people in question. We opened a lot of schools admitting parts the country and people trying to get things back open.

How does it impact that I think this it is not just like one person getting at this the present United States got the most protection available if he's getting a nice shirt makes a lot of parents think twice of businesses think twice about whether their reopening plans of the right thing to do.

I think that is correct. So I think the fact that the President has contracted the virus simply adds additional uncertainty to both the markets to the realm of politics and to the world at large, but it's important very important to keep in mind that he is doing very well so I think based on what we've heard so far it is very unlikely that there will be any invocation of the 25th amendment. Why because the President is able to fulfill the powers and duties of his office.

Yeah, I think again that this is where it gets very important in an you only that if they had been in Washington DC.

Thank you think this increases the likelihood that we get the covert bill that is been teetering on the edge of not happening.

Well I hope so, although I think Speaker Pelosi did great damage to that last night quite frankly, your 99 I would respond to Jade's question. II think this should serve as a reminder of just how serious the issues facing this country are, and while we have no serious disagreements on different side of the which by the way Jorn I think can be a healthy thing. I mean, robust debate, robust distention, their places in the world with that's not allowed. And it's one of the pillars of strength of the United States of America. That debate can happen, but I think we do need a reminder that that debate needs to happen in a way that is actually aimed at coming to a consensus and I look at this this covert stimulus package debate on me last night Jordan I Sec. minutia and and and Speaker Pelosi were actually pretty close to a deal really.

The only other the big the big point of debate was whether or not the half $1 trillion to bail out state governments would be included. Ultimately, Speaker Pelosi decided to put her own bill on the floor with that in there, which hurt the chances of a deal coming together. I hope this is a reminder to everyone involved that we should get back to serious debate yes air you're serious disagreements, but ultimately Jordan must not play games by putting a pillow on the floor of the house that actually hurts those negotiations. I think that's what the speaker did last night. I hope she will reconsider today. I don't know how great my hope is in that regard Jordan. But if this is in a reminder that real people across the country are hurting from this pandemic and in a bill that most of the house and most of the Senate agree on things built around another round of stimulus checks another round of paycheck protection Jordan. How about we move that and send it to the President who can sign it and we can have a debate on whether or not to bail out states at a later date will be that we would have the same become an applicant take your questions your thoughts or comments. Your prayers are the President also how how how you think it will affect the election potentially how you think it will affect the country. One 800 684 31 to the 2064, 31 to let me take some that could affect that the sprinkler nomination.

I just saw state for Mitch McConnell say how careful there'd have to be now to make sure that there's enough senators there to get those boats through because they know they're not getting any Democrat support safe. Take extra precautions. He staying that with people like Sen. Mike Lee were just have to Cortina back just in time on the judiciary committee. So again, a lot, a lot. This could impact only one. A society can agree that the most vulnerable. Is there any hope for that culture to survive. And that's exactly what you are saying the American Center for Law and Justice, defendant the right to life. We've created a free powerful publication offering a panoramic view of the ACLJ's battle for the unborn is called mission will show you how you are personally publication includes a look at all major ACLJ were fighting for the rights of pro-life activists ramifications. 40 years later Planned Parenthood's role in the what Obama care means many ways your membership is powering the right question for mission life today online/challenges facing Americans is no freedom or constitutional rights are under attack more important than ever to stay with the American center for Law and Justice on the frontlines protecting your freedoms defending your rights and courts in Congress to get in the public arena and we have an exceptional track record of success. But here's the bottom line we could not do more work without your support, we remain committed to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms that remains our top priority, especially now during these challenging times. The American Center for Law and Justice is on your side, you're already a member. Thank you. Well, this is the perfect time to stand with us ACLJ God where you can learn more about her life changing, member today ACLJ Jay Sekulow like this Jordan secular. We are to your phone calls. We hundred 68 31 to this issue. Question John a New Yorker line 3 John, welcome to Jay Sekulow live, how you doing today John. My question is has a lot of campaign rally scheduled within the next couple of weeks. Obviously you can't do it. Convalescing can another politician take his place and stumped for him or possibly a civilian.

Obviously, VP and members of his of the trust administration members.

The campaign to get this lots of people I go to the list of people who could campaign for the present.

The question is will either campaign the Biden campaign or the trunk campaign decide to have any large public gatherings present VP Biden with for vice President by was a was just beginning to start having some of they were of the smaller scale. I think thing that could certainly be affected by this and I don't think that the decisions have yet been made, will receive the vice President back out on the euro traveling the country potentially and I think some that will be like. What does the Biden campaign to response to this and I think those of its riddle look a lot differently help to answer question. There a lot of people that you take the President's message of the President can do as many speaking of dues. Many interviews he liked from from the White House is able. I think to do that is so long as he filled up to it and it said tzatziki is right now and I believe that there was talk that he may even do that today.

Yeah, I mean on service level during the course both campaigns have countless surrogates they can appear in in the place of either one of them if the campaigns judge desire to do a bit Jordan. I would further take a couple of steps back. If you go back to 2016 away pre-pandemic.

A lot of people thought these rallies were not that effective.

I mean, it's a fairly unique thing to the current President of the United States that that these type of rallies are sort of the main thrust of your campaign style. There's I know I can't think of another person who does them as effectively and who maybe it's it's sort of at the top of their list for tools at their disposal so you know, VP Biden has chosen not to do this. Basically Jordan because they're not as good for him as they are free for the President. Could this President send somebody out and do it in his stead. Yes they could, but I gotta tell you think it would have a diminished effect. He sort of unique in this way Jordan made maybe will have candidates in the future that will do it, but we really haven't in the past where it's been sort of the best tool in their toolbelt.

So again I think that that's a this it should Have Facebook wrote it has the say that this is in response to that that justice in the confirmation of Amy Cody Barrett. She wrote that Catherine Henderson already allowed sinners to participate in hearings by videoconferencing considers like Mike Lee, Westover doubt if he's not ready to be physically present still be active and and cast his vote on the Judiciary Committee think that's the question.

Can he vote and not be there. I know that you could interact in committee hearings not be there but can you vote on the committee and not be there yet most likely not Jordan and admin. And you know the Senate can make his own their own rules that they decided to change a rule for the floor of the Senate, they could hide. I don't expect that to happen. Jordan I will tell you there are some instances inside of a committee proceeding while they were all will allow vote by proxy.

I would be a little surprised if Chairman Graham grants that first Supreme Court hearing although I can't rule it out.

I will tell you this though, Jordan, and people need to actually understand this. The vote in the committee at the end is not dispositive.

Now what what would I mean by that, if there were several senators missing. And let's say there was a majority of those present who actually did not vote to report. Justice Barrett favorably Jordan. She would still go to the floor of the United States Senate. You can be reported at a committee favorably or unfavorably, or without a recommendation. So the important vote here is actually just get a be on the floor of the United States Senate. But I would tell you if there are multiple senators that are not available to cast that vote. I think you will take that vote with however many senators are physically present.

That's my that's my prediction anyway right 164 3110 if you want to grab get a call it very quickly in the broadcast. It looks like it would be not likely that Mike Lee is back for a floor vote but but again I think that the rules could be change things like that and and so I don't want to go too far to too far with any of this. Harry, in effect, actually Mike we should be back in time for the first floor vote. We looked at the dates there so that side will be clear but I just I want to get your thoughts of this kind of final thoughts for both of you with the added weight as well. This is it's it's a sobering time when the country hears it does not matter what side of the isle you're on. With the country. Here's this about their commander-in-chief. I think that is precisely correct and I think it is an opportunity for all Americans, whether they're Democrat or Republican, to offer prayers for President from after all he is the duly elected President of all American and so I certainly hope that is the case. I also think that it is a sobering reminder to the fact that this particular disease can interrupt the flow of our lives and the plans that we have made and so I think you are absolutely correct, Jordan. This is a sobering moment for all of us absolutely send your thoughts kind like the day having a year ago for a few minutes here left but just meet. We need to get the covert relief bill through this as I think it's a single reminder that like this is this is something that we need to get through for the country because no one is absolutely immune from this even when you have the most safety protocols running like the present United States yeah and look. I actually think of a passage in Luke 22 were Jesus and Peter talking and Jesus tells Peter that his primary responsibility is to strengthen his brothers torn. I think people of all walks of life of all political persuasions of all backgrounds you know Pro trump anti-from provide an intimate need to come together in this moment and and and say what do our brothers need. What do the people across the country need in this moment Jordan, there are still many of them that had have to keep their businesses close their livelihoods are close because of this pandemic. They need help and in a very tangible way out of Washington DC and I think I think officials in Washington DC right now in this moment Jordan have an obligation to put partisan persuasions aside and look at this this covert relief package and say what did the American people need maybe, maybe, I think, states need bailed out to the tune of half $1 trillion, but that's a debate that there's a big disagreement on we can have that conversation later. Let's focus in very specifically on who the people who have been the most harm by this pandemic. What do they need in this moment Jordan because remember the ball is in the court of Congress. Right now the President can sign a bill. As soon as he gets to his desk, but Jordan, he cannot pass that piece of legislation right now that that rest with the house and the Senate and I would encourage Sec. minutia Speaker Pelosi to get back to the negotiating table and send the President something that he can sign it would help the American people write out folks who got up a bit left here let me encourage you this be in prayer for your country be in prayer for your commander-in-chief. The first lady. The others that we mentioned that have cupped had positive covert test, but we know the President is experiencing symptoms of the First Lady, so it's not just an asymptomatic case. So let us be in prayer for nation in prayer for commander-in-chief.

Regardless of what side of the isle wrong. We try to bring you live broadcast today that really covered how we think this could affect things change things don't get how can affect even this report nomination and how how it could affect that the campaign have affect the economy the country.

All that but when it comes down to it the end of the day were all Americans and we should be in prayer for commander-in-chief. We will force all be following this over the weekend. This will kind of settle into the country. I think back on Monday will have a better idea of kind of how things have been impacted how people are responding how the nation response to the present be diagnosable. See how he kind of became gets to interact with the American people as well, so be in prayer for our country. The present the first lady. We will talk you next week.

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