Capitol View: AR Lawmaker Talks President's Travel Ban

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Capitol View: AR Lawmaker Talks President's Travel Ban

Drew Petrimoulx and State Sen.

Trent Garner discuss the controversy that has followed President Donald Trump's Executive Order.


Capitol View: AR Lawmaker Talks President's Travel Ban

In downtown little rock this is capital you with your house to federal law sunday morning well a couple of you i'm sure treacherous thanks for being with us we saw a lot of movement in the last week on some major controversial issues including guns and marijuana will get in the latest legislative maneuvers on both of those but we begin with the ongoing debate over president donald trump's executive action on immigration in travel supporters say a bio for national security critics call it an unconstitutional muslim van joining us with some unique perspective is freshman state senator and afghanistan war veteran trying our thanks so much for come on the show that your perch at what the census ben was brought out we've we've heard the stories of students and doctors business people even some %hesitation people that work with the u.

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Military some having a rug pulled out from under them when they're playing to come over some of the sold all their belongings stuck in airport sent back home do you think this was rolled out in equitable way the first thing about me under a second this and when you do something this major didn't fix ami different areas there's going be some pick ups listen it wasn't something that will need to secure america secure arkansas all day does bring court horror holders the permanent residents they need to be worked out interpreters that i served with in afghanistan iraq %hesitation they need to come dispersed forty as well but i think overall this is a great maneuver by president trump to make a secure to move ford make sure an honor tears attacks was not a pretty big mistakes are to roll the south and not be absolutely clear on with who's going to be affected in and to you know say that a initially that green card holders were going to be affected i mean that's a prisons are those people of a legal right to be here well like eight they said like this major happens is going be some pick ups that happened and what we sing says the sick aboard came out is present tropic his team and ori start make adjustments and within the sick of war itself they have a cloth allow for a case for case mesas i think they'll be used to address on these concerns a coming up and i'm proud that we're going this way obsolete we want get worked out what those who deserve to be here or here also make sure were secure and safe room for let's talk about the list iran iraq libya somalia sudan syria in yen and %hesitation i wonder about a rap on there because %hesitation that's been been the top of some conversations it's a u.

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Troops are there right now training iraqi forces for this on building extremely bloody fight for mosel it does send a bad message of those iraqi troops to work lumping them in with iran who you know his sworn enemy for many of them for journalists for .

Perspective behind this the reason why is a dose of that the middle east because failure fresno bomb in democrat policies for last a year when it was in action at the air spring of two thousand 11 was the revlon in syria and the president of bombing in the war over and over and what that was the political decision to pull out of iraq raises probably into the rock devices and were saying dole's squarely on the democrat for his policies but not here to discuss about affairs of the past .

On here than it was before and secure is a blow to president trust's second quarter outing is a temporary travel ban is not a muslim man is not a religious sense that something similar where personal moment in two thousand 11 to six month hiatus from people come from our right .

He noted the mistakes to be a bomb in the streets and here you mentioned the mistakes of the bush administration according to your republican president donald trump ran on the platform is going into of iraq was a court decision and that led to some of the problems overseeing enter iraq and syria do you share that view and also is .

Are some irony there that were preventing refugees from coming into our country %hesitation there are large are trying to flee %hesitation per predicament that we at least played some part in i hope they so first listen addressed this president bush listen what of this is a good borders about is secure and america's future the comes to tears attacks during the first seven years effort not %hesitation now eleven for no u.

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More tears attacks happen under president bush's watch since president moments ago live in more for tax they seem to be increasing in a free grisly as we move forward from two thousand eight oh if you look racially we had a somali refugee attack a house day here to political asylum seekers in the boston marathon attack americans that's close to being a refugee we've had other attacks and we have a perfect case study on what happens every change along like present moment in two thousand came in europe and in my heart prices happen over there there talked about does not being %hesitation a muslim land or religious test %hesitation the refugee been does have an exemption for religious minorities and we're talking about predominately %hesitation %hesitation majority muslim country so is that not a defect %hesitation mosel man already sick of war drew there's not a mention of islam does not mention a muslim is not mission of christians what if you look at the executive order what is doing is making sure that we target countries earlier i mourn the repressive islam for genes or be oppressive islamic terrorism resume with us ice is are some of the count thing so is now a de facto muslim man because if you look and two thousand sixteen you take care of syria as a case study nine nine point one percent of the refugees we took it from that concert will most if you look at the population of those who were not muslim in syria ten to fifteen percent of in a which study look at our non muslim population so i think what's going to happen were term to how it should be under this person does it yeah i think about this them religious minorities whether it's christian and them middle east for this muslims and other areas we have a refugee situation or a situation like a serial words very chaotic there you were the first ones a suffer there on this unique stress is that they dominate religious majority or not you talked about the blueprint for failure than the countries of europe has showed do not believe that the geneva convention %hesitation read articles but referencing that refugees require countries like the united states signatories to take in a certain number of refugees when there is a war torn country like that's what whatever the farm it may or may not be can look at president trumps is a good border what he's doing is return to united states norm collapsed a teen years before last year's exception our president bomb the cap riley had indefinitely suspending syria refugees is that not break the can evicted jeanine skin and i don't think it does what i was are you is that he will take an indefinite look at it to make sure within the best people through to make sure the processes work now faith in these be safe images secure needs be fair for all those bridges from syria sit center during our thanks so much for coming on the show victor coming up after a at kerry debate for the capital as what is later ways forcing schools love the jurors to bring their guns will break down the argument of the new bill what to topple saddam what do you need a new bill better slot or a t.

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You you're watching capital sunday morning talk focused on the political scene in arkansas welcome back to capital you it's been three months since arkansas voters said yes to legalizing medical marijuana demanded they pass may look very different if someone makers have their way several bills are in the works that would make major changes joining us to discuss that say represented doug house welcome back and she drew you've been tasked with him doing some of the marijuana legislation %hesitation in in the house represented but not all in some of these bills %hesitation are outside of of come here her you know you've been following the look let's talk about some will take one one at a time okay daily guess the biggest one that would kind of make all the rest of mode is it %hesitation there's a proposal to delay the implementation of the my marijuana amendment until after there's a change at feder %hesitation the federal level %hesitation no relief prospects at this point change at the federal level so that would be have been indefinite delay i don't think i really don't think that %hesitation %hesitation amendment will get two thirds of the votes as dead two thirds of both houses %hesitation not predict that they won't get two thirds frist people spoke it and the majority of our membership in both houses understand that and so we'll see how things turn out never say never for never say impossible but %hesitation people are spoken so we need to keep all moving things are going pretty good what about the notion that you know the state should abide by the federal laws and their laws trumped state laws in writing out a turn well that's that's exactly right federal all still on the books but we have two memos from department of justice that say as it this state is regulating this marijuana medical marijuana or for that matter a recreational marijuana that they will not enforced the federal law in that state so that's what we're operating on the called the cold seal well the main used a men most and they were put out that by the department of justice now with the new administration in office a new tardy general pending we'll see what happens but we can't sit around white let's talk run other one that calls for the banning of smoking of of the medical marijuana %hesitation the argument there is that as smoking is bad for you and not necessarily a medicine %hesitation do you think that that could support %hesitation it will get some support but when the people voted for this amendment they understood that smoking cannabis is something that people do %hesitation stuck talk into quite a few of the experts are people that are in this business in other states smoking marijuana is fifty percent of the market now in order to have a viable market sales are going to be involved even for medical purposes so number one it's pretty short sighted number two it is a medical way are except the bull way to ingest the cannabis because he gets more of the medicine medicinal qualities in your system quicker by inhaling the smoke so i don't think it's really good idea the third reason is if anybody does it they can bear one already exist in the black market just go outside your your house and look around it's there so if people can't get what they want from the stores that are sponsored by state of arkansas they go to battle the black market put others another brazil come along the same lines with us time talk about %hesitation banning at a bulls in drinks in certain circumstances the meal argument there keeping it out of the hands children well where we got a bill that so we think will get out of committee next win state and it allows the alcohol beverage control commission under that amendment to regulate advertising packaging of for meeting whether it's %hesitation %hesitation food or drink or anything like that they will have complete regulatory authority own how that products delivered and form a better balls we want to keep it out of the hands are children no gummy bears that's sort of came d.

That sort of can you like substance but they'll have a thorny to regulate those top of products what about this idea to %hesitation do right now this dispenser is king grew up to fifty plants there's been a proposal to to do away with that's of dispensers can grow it all in a talk to some lawmakers are said this is a safety issue they feel like if they have you know all these dispensers across the state that other crew operations of that could pose securing orders to legitimate point of view not point of view is is if you if you three straight to supply in the price goes up people will stop buying from you that will battle black market the other side of the argument is if you've got a proliferation of plants it becomes harder and harder to regulate my solution give it to the marijuana commission and the alcohol beverage control commission let deal regulate and monitor the number plants that are grown at the dispensary they may mrs they're entitle to fifty the men in also says the cult of vendors i have no limit so i leave it up to the commission to make those rules instead of the legislature if we do it wrong it takes us two years to fix it thanking picks a problem overnight literally this %hesitation strikes me as when this comes out the vote this could be some interesting vote counts here where you have really kind of a bipartisan group %hesitation that would have to save the %hesitation %hesitation medical marijuana minute from from being kind of radically undone did i mean you do you think there's a coalition of i think democrats are pretty well in support of our our enough republicans that are going to kind of bucked the maybe more conservative wing of the party if you can describe like that and then allow this to survive i don't think so i don't think party politics is coming into this at all it's a it's really %hesitation a non partisan issue or about partisan issue %hesitation the only close vote that we've had so far was seventy boats that was basically an amendment that allowed that the physicians to certify that a person had a particular qualifying condition to get a card but struck out the language that said they add to prescribe the marijuana there is no prescription for me so ill nick it is an illegal drug for scrap under federal law and positions were not going to touch it we brought them back into the mix so that they can monitor that all patients using lawmakers expose themselves so risk pool lately for bucking what the voters intended i don't think so it all lab in looking at the numbers the various counties plastique county for example was sixty forty in favor bottler counting part of my district was fifty four to forty six in favor %hesitation bitten county i think was %hesitation %hesitation our washington county i think was like let's what i mean if you're in a district where they voted for it and you were seen as a distracting ads is that expose you to political risk five possibly but it's the people rule you know we all agreed it when we vote on certain question the majority wins that's what we all agree to whether we supported it or not not certainly did not but the majority rules and that's where i'm going to play reserve is an a the house thanks so much it was good to have you know thank you joe would be witty we're back to wrap it up after this you're watching capital you on sunday morning hard to meet market three pounds ground beef one on a core upon sausage one and a quarter pound bacon two and a half times pork chops and your choice of either five pounds chicken nuggets in two and a half months be patties or five pounds like quarters in three pound boneless skinless press only thirty nine ninety five %hesitation land off just north of russell arkansas wednesday march first at eleven a.

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