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2020-01-15

WITH A SPECIAL EDITION OF MORNING JOE"." EDITION OF MORNING JOE"." IF WERE IF OXFORD, IF WERE IF OXFORD, MISSISSIPPI, WHICH IS EDDIE MISSISSIPPI, WHICH IS EDDIE WEARING A CRIMSON TIE WEARING A CRIMSON TIE ONLY THE LORD ENOS. ONLY THE LORD ENOS. IN OFFICE WE GOT THAT ON IN OFFICE WE GOT THAT ON CAMERA. CAMERA. ITS ALL RIGHT. ITS ALL RIGHT. ITS OKAY, EDDIE. ITS OKAY, EDDIE. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. IM SORRY. IM SORRY. POLL. POLL. BEING WITH US IN THE U.S. BEING WITH US IN THE U.S. ELECTION, STATE FOR CHRIS ELECTION, STATE FOR CHRIS McDANIEL. McDANIEL. CHRIS, THANKS FOR BEING WITH CHRIS, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US. US. WE JUST INTERVIEWED HALEY WE JUST INTERVIEWED HALEY BARBER, I SAID NO MATTER HOW BARBER, I SAID NO MATTER HOW DISRUPTIVE DONALD TRUMP HAS DISRUPTIVE DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN, A COUPLE STATES WHERE THE BEEN, A COUPLE STATES WHERE THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT STILL HOLDS GOP ESTABLISHMENT STILL HOLDS FIRM. FIRM. YOU WOULD THINK NORMALLY WITH YOU WOULD THINK NORMALLY WITH YOUR POSITION THAT DONALD TRUMP YOUR POSITION THAT DONALD TRUMP WOULD ENDORSE YOU. WOULD ENDORSE YOU. HES NOT, HES ENDORSING YOUR HES NOT, HES ENDORSING YOUR OPPONENT, HES GOT HALEY AND OPPONENT, HES GOT HALEY AND EVERYBODY ELSE LINED UP. EVERYBODY ELSE LINED UP. IM CURIOUS IN 2018 - IM CURIOUS IN 2018 - RIGHT. RIGHT. - DOES THAT HELP YOU THE - DOES THAT HELP YOU THE ESTABLISHMENTS AGAINSTU. ESTABLISHMENTS AGAINSTU. THEY HAVE BEEN AGAINST ME. THEY HAVE BEEN AGAINST ME. WE RAN THIS THING IN 2014, THE WE RAN THIS THING IN 2014, THE ESTABLISHMENT SPENT MONEY TO ESTABLISHMENT SPENT MONEY TO STOP US. STOP US. WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IF SO MANY WE WERE SUCCESSFUL IF SO MANY WAYS. WAYS. WE DONT SEE THAT AS AN ISSUE. WE DONT SEE THAT AS AN ISSUE. OUR POINT IS THIS, WE ARE OUR POINT IS THIS, WE ARE PRINCIPLED CONSERVATIVES. PRINCIPLED CONSERVATIVES. WE HAVE BEEN FOR SOME TIME. WE HAVE BEEN FOR SOME TIME. OUR POSITION IS WE HAVE TO LEARN OUR POSITION IS WE HAVE TO LEARN TO FIGHT. TO FIGHT. OUR PARTY HAS NOT BEEN THE OUR PARTY HAS NOT BEEN THE COURAGEOUS PARTY I GREW UP F. I COURAGEOUS PARTY I GREW UP F. I CUT MY TEETH WITH REAGAN, BEFORE CUT MY TEETH WITH REAGAN, BEFORE THAT I WAS A GOLDWATER GUYS, I THAT I WAS A GOLDWATER GUYS, I WASNT ALIVE, HIS PHILOSOPHY THE WASNT ALIVE, HIS PHILOSOPHY THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE CONSERVATIVES IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSERVATIVES IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS I READ, I WENT BEAUTIFUL THINGS I READ, I WENT BACK TO WHERE THE REPUBLICANS BACK TO WHERE THE REPUBLICANS SHOULD BE. SHOULD BE. MY CONCERN IS MY PARTY HAS MOVED MY CONCERN IS MY PARTY HAS MOVED AWAY FROM THOSE TRADITIONS. AWAY FROM THOSE TRADITIONS. WERE TRYING TO SAVE THE WERE TRYING TO SAVE THE PLATFORM. PLATFORM. THE ESTABLISHMENT SEEMS TO BE THE ESTABLISHMENT SEEMS TO BE INCLINED TO WORK FOR THE DONOR INCLINED TO WORK FOR THE DONOR CLASS AND ACQUISITION OF POWER, CLASS AND ACQUISITION OF POWER, WERE TRYING TO STOP THE WERE TRYING TO STOP THE ESTABLISHMENT ON BOTH AISLES OF ESTABLISHMENT ON BOTH AISLES OF THE QUESTION. THE QUESTION. THIS LOBBY IS A VERY CRITICAL THIS LOBBY IS A VERY CRITICAL RACE. RACE. YOU COULD HAVE A SENATE SPLIT YOU COULD HAVE A SENATE SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE AND A RUN DOWN THE MIDDLE AND A RUN OFFAFTERWARDS. OFFAFTERWARDS. YES. YES. DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE IF DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE IF THAT RUN OFF THAT RUN OFF IF SO, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU WILL IF SO, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE RUNNING AGAINST IF. BE RUNNING AGAINST IF. NO QUESTION, I DO BELIEVE NO QUESTION, I DO BELIEVE ILL BE IN THE RUNOFF. ILL BE IN THE RUNOFF. IN 2013, WE WERE ON THE SAME IN 2013, WE WERE ON THE SAME PATH. PATH. EVERYBODY COUNTED OUT OUT. EVERYBODY COUNTED OUT OUT. WE KNEW THE MOOD OF THE PEOPLE. WE KNEW THE MOOD OF THE PEOPLE. IM NOT STUCK IN A BUBBLE LIKE IM NOT STUCK IN A BUBBLE LIKE SOME IF D.C., LEAK SOME IF SOME IF D.C., LEAK SOME IF JACKSON. JACKSON. IM OUT THERE AMONG THE PEOPLE IM OUT THERE AMONG THE PEOPLE THE IN CONVENIENCE STORES,CO THE IN CONVENIENCE STORES,CO OPS. OPS. WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU THEYRE FIRED UP, MORE ANGRY THEYRE FIRED UP, MORE ANGRY THAN IN 2013. THAN IN 2013. THEY THINK MITCH McCONNELL IS THEY THINK MITCH McCONNELL IS OBSTRUCTING TRUMPS AGENDA AND OBSTRUCTING TRUMPS AGENDA AND UTILIZING IT TO GET ENDORSEMENTS UTILIZING IT TO GET ENDORSEMENTS AND OTHERWISE. AND OTHERWISE. MY POSITION IS MITCH HAS TO BE MY POSITION IS MITCH HAS TO BE REPLACED. REPLACED. NOT ONLY MITCH, I THINK THEY NOT ONLY MITCH, I THINK THEY NEED A WHOLE LOT OF FEW BLOOD IN NEED A WHOLE LOT OF FEW BLOOD IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. SO WE FOUND OURSELVES IN A SO WE FOUND OURSELVES IN A DIFFERENT POSITION. DIFFERENT POSITION. WE ARE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT WE ARE TRYING TO IMPLEMENT CHANGE AGAINST A VERY POWERFUL CHANGE AGAINST A VERY POWERFUL SYSTEM THATS NOT EASY TO SYSTEM THATS NOT EASY TO CHANGE. CHANGE. I BELIEVE CHANGE IS NECESSARY IN I BELIEVE CHANGE IS NECESSARY IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY. IT WASNT A FOCUS GROUP THE IT WASNT A FOCUS GROUP THE TYPE ELISE RUNS, WE HAD A GROUP TYPE ELISE RUNS, WE HAD A GROUP GET TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE GET TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM. ISSUES THAT MATTER TO THEM. ONE WE HEARD YESTERDAY WAS ONE WE HEARD YESTERDAY WAS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, VERY SUPREME COURT JUSTICES, VERY IMPORTANT TO THE TRUMP IMPORTANT TO THE TRUMP SUPPORTERS AND THE REPUBLIC - SUPPORTERS AND THE REPUBLIC - IS THAT ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES IS THAT ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES YOU ARE HEAR SOMETHING WHAT ARE YOU ARE HEAR SOMETHING WHAT ARE YOU HARING OUT THERE YOU HARING OUT THERE ITS A COMBINATION, I THINK ITS A COMBINATION, I THINK FOR MISSISSIPPI WE DESPERATELY FOR MISSISSIPPI WE DESPERATELY WANT THE WALL BUILT TO THE WANT THE WALL BUILT TO THE SOUTHERN BORDER. SOUTHERN BORDER. WE WANT TO NAM NECESSITY, I WE WANT TO NAM NECESSITY, I COULD SAY MOST REPUBLICANS AGREE COULD SAY MOST REPUBLICANS AGREE WITH THAT, ONCE AGAIN MITCH WITH THAT, ONCE AGAIN MITCH McCONNELL FOREGOING SPENDING McCONNELL FOREGOING SPENDING UNTIL AFTER MID-TERMS. UNTIL AFTER MID-TERMS. THATS WASHINGTON SPEAK FOR THATS WASHINGTON SPEAK FOR SAYING HE HAS NO INTENTION OF SAYING HE HAS NO INTENTION OF SPENDING MONEY ON THE WALL. SPENDING MONEY ON THE WALL. WE HAVE CONTROL OF THE WE HAVE CONTROL OF THE APPARATUS, THE EXECUTIVE, ITS APPARATUS, THE EXECUTIVE, ITS TIME TO FUND THE WALL. TIME TO FUND THE WALL. MISSISSIPPI EXPECTS THAT, THE MISSISSIPPI EXPECTS THAT, THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES YOUD SUPREME COURT JUSTICES YOUD STANDING. STANDING. ORIGINALLY FOR THE MOST PART, ORIGINALLY FOR THE MOST PART, WERE VERY PLEASED. WERE VERY PLEASED. ONE THING I HAVE A QUESTION ONE THING I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT, THOUGH, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, THOUGH, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT BALANCING THE BUG, WHICH ABOUT BALANCING THE BUG, WHICH CLEARLY WE HAVE TO DO. CLEARLY WE HAVE TO DO. ITS OUT OF CONTROL, 20 ITS OUT OF CONTROL, 20 TRILLION. TRILLION. IT KEEPS GETTING BICKER. IT KEEPS GETTING BICKER. SO HOW DO YOU PROPOSE PAYING FOR SO HOW DO YOU PROPOSE PAYING FOR THE WALL IF. THE WALL IF. A COUPLE WAYS. A COUPLE WAYS. FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE 51 BILLION FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE 51 BILLION IN FOREIGN AID WE GIVE TO IN FOREIGN AID WE GIVE TO COUNTRIES WHO FOR THE POST-PART COUNTRIES WHO FOR THE POST-PART DONT LIKE US VERY MUCH. DONT LIKE US VERY MUCH. THERE IS MONEY TO BE SAVED THERE IS MONEY TO BE SAVED THERE. THERE. THERE THERE IS THERE ARE 110 IN THERE THERE IS THERE ARE 110 IN DUP DUP DUPLICATIVE SERVICES. DUPLICATIVE SERVICES. THE WALL WILL COST ABOUT $25 THE WALL WILL COST ABOUT $25 BILLION. BILLION. THATS WORTH MORE THAN THE THATS WORTH MORE THAN THE INVESTMENT TO STEM THE BLEEDING INVESTMENT TO STEM THE BLEEDING FROM IMMIGRATION THE WALL FEEDS FROM IMMIGRATION THE WALL FEEDS TO BE BUILT RIGHT NOW. TO BE BUILT RIGHT NOW. SENATOR, I WOULD ASK YOU HOW SENATOR, I WOULD ASK YOU HOW DISAPPOINTING YOU WERE DONALD DISAPPOINTING YOU WERE DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT TRUMP A GUY JOE TRUMP, PRESIDENT TRUMP A GUY JOE SAYS ON PAPER LINES UP WELL WITH SAYS ON PAPER LINES UP WELL WITH YOU. YOU. WHEN HE ENDORSED YOUR OPPONENT WHEN HE ENDORSED YOUR OPPONENT IN THIS RACE, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO IN THIS RACE, HE WAS SUPPOSED TO DO A BIG EVENT IF JACKSON. DO A BIG EVENT IF JACKSON. HE POSTPONED THAT. HE POSTPONED THAT. WERE YOU SURPRISED WHEN THE WERE YOU SURPRISED WHEN THE PRESIDENT DIDNT ENDORSE YOU PRESIDENT DIDNT ENDORSE YOU IN ALL FAIRNESS, HE ENDORSED IN ALL FAIRNESS, HE ENDORSED ME THREE TIMES IN 2014 THERE NOT ME THREE TIMES IN 2014 THERE NOT THE TIME. THE TIME. SO FAR ONE, I BROUGHT HIM SO FAR ONE, I BROUGHT HIM THREE-TO-ONE. THREE-TO-ONE. THIS IS THE ONE YOU NEED THIS IS THE ONE YOU NEED TODAY TODAY I LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP, I I LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP, I LOVE WHAT HES DOING FOR THE LOVE WHAT HES DOING FOR THE COUNTRY. COUNTRY. I THEREOF TAX CUTS. I THEREOF TAX CUTS. I LOVE THE JUDGES. I LOVE THE JUDGES. I LOVE THE REGULATORY REFORM THE I LOVE THE REGULATORY REFORM THE ECONOMY IS IMPROVING AS A ECONOMY IS IMPROVING AS A RESULT. RESULT. WHAT WE HAVE TO DO NOW IS FIND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO NOW IS FIND PEOPLE THAT CAN STAND WITH HIM PEOPLE THAT CAN STAND WITH HIM SO HE DOESNT HAVE TO BEG FROM SO HE DOESNT HAVE TO BEG FROM MITCH McCONNELL. MITCH McCONNELL. CAN I STOP YOU RIGHT THERE CAN I STOP YOU RIGHT THERE BECAUSE WHEN YOU SAY THE BECAUSE WHEN YOU SAY THE PRESIDENT IS BEGGING PITTSBURGH PRESIDENT IS BEGGING PITTSBURGH CONNELL CONNELL MITCH McCONNELL, YOU ARE SAYING MITCH McCONNELL, YOU ARE SAYING HE IS LOOKING WEAK HE IS LOOKING WEAK NO, I AM SAYING THERE IS NO NO, I AM SAYING THERE IS NO OTHER QUESTION FOR TO HIM OTHER QUESTION FOR TO HIM ENDORSE MICK ROMNEY UNLESS THERE ENDORSE MICK ROMNEY UNLESS THERE WAS SOME GAME IN PLAY. WAS SOME GAME IN PLAY. ROMNEY WAS HATEFUL NO THE ROMNEY WAS HATEFUL NO THE PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. JOHN McCAIN SO BLESS HIS SOUL. JOHN McCAIN SO BLESS HIS SOUL. JOE RYAN, IT APPEARS SOMETHING JOE RYAN, IT APPEARS SOMETHING IS IF PLAY THE ESTABLISHMENT HAS IS IF PLAY THE ESTABLISHMENT HAS A GAME IN PLAY. A GAME IN PLAY. TRUMP IS STRONG, HE ALSO NEEDS TRUMP IS STRONG, HE ALSO NEEDS TO DO ONE VOTE IN THE SENATE. TO DO ONE VOTE IN THE SENATE. HE IS TRYING TO DO THE BEST HE HE IS TRYING TO DO THE BEST HE CAN TO GOVERN WITH A SLIM MA CAN TO GOVERN WITH A SLIM MA YOERT IN THE SENATE. YOERT IN THE SENATE. WE GET THAT. WE GET THAT. I THINK ULTIMATELY HE WILL BE I THINK ULTIMATELY HE WILL BE MUCH MORE PLEASED FOR MUCH MORE PLEASED FOR CONSERVATIVES TO FIGHT AS CONSERVATIVES TO FIGHT AS OPPOSED TO THOSE THAT LAY DOWN OPPOSED TO THOSE THAT LAY DOWN AND TAKES SHOTS. AND TAKES SHOTS. THE ARGUMENT WITH MITCH THE ARGUMENT WITH MITCH McCONNELL, WE NEED TO ENDORSE McCONNELL, WE NEED TO ENDORSE SEN DIHYDE SMITH. SEN DIHYDE SMITH. IF ESPEY WINS. IF ESPEY WINS. THAT WILL BE HIS ARGUMENT. THAT WILL BE HIS ARGUMENT. MITCH McCONNELL WILL SAY THINGS MITCH McCONNELL WILL SAY THINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE. THAT MAKE NO SENSE. THATS THE ESTABLISHMENT WAY. THATS THE ESTABLISHMENT WAY. ITS A VERY CONSERVATIVE VERY ITS A VERY CONSERVATIVE VERY RED STATE. RED STATE. MR. ESPEY MIGHT BE A NICE GUY, MR. ESPEY MIGHT BE A NICE GUY, BUT HE WAS A CLINTON APPOINTEE, BUT HE WAS A CLINTON APPOINTEE, STRIKE ONE. STRIKE ONE. LETS FACE IT. LETS FACE IT. JUST AFTER HILLARY WAS DEFEATED JUST AFTER HILLARY WAS DEFEATED IN THIS STATE. IN THIS STATE. STREAK TWO HE HAD THE MISFORTUNE STREAK TWO HE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF BEING INDICTED IN OFFICE AND OF BEING INDICTED IN OFFICE AND HAD TO STEP DOWN. HAD TO STEP DOWN. I WILL BE CLEAR, MISSISSIPPI IS I WILL BE CLEAR, MISSISSIPPI IS NOT SENDING A DEMOCRAT TO THE NOT SENDING A DEMOCRAT TO THE U.S. SENATE. U.S. SENATE. OUR DIRECTOR SAID THAT A FEW OUR DIRECTOR SAID THAT A FEW DAYS AGO. DAYS AGO. THE DEMOCRATS CAN THINK THEY WIN THE DEMOCRATS CAN THINK THEY WIN THIS STATE. THIS STATE. WE HOPE THEY DO. WE HOPE THEY DO. WE HOPE THEY PUT MILLIONS IN WE HOPE THEY PUT MILLIONS IN THIS STATE THEY WILL BE PUTTING THIS STATE THEY WILL BE PUTTING IT HERE THAN SOMEWHERE ELSE. IT HERE THAN SOMEWHERE ELSE. 38% OF MISSISSIPPI IS PLAQUE 38% OF MISSISSIPPI IS PLAQUE YES, SIR. YES, SIR. IM FROM MOSS POINT. IM FROM MOSS POINT. YOU WERE ELECTED TO THE U.S. YOU WERE ELECTED TO THE U.S. SENATE. SENATE. ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE WHOLE STATE THE WHOLE STATE YES, SIR. YES, SIR. YOUR POSITION AROUND THE YOUR POSITION AROUND THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND HIP-HOP AS CONFEDERATE FLAG AND HIP-HOP AS A SOURCE OF GUN VIOLENCE. A SOURCE OF GUN VIOLENCE. YOUR POSITION AROUND ROBERT E. YOUR POSITION AROUND ROBERT E. LEE. LEE. I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON. I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON. PLEASE DO. PLEASE DO. HOW DO YOU CONVINCE BLACK HOW DO YOU CONVINCE BLACK FOLK IN THIS STATE ARE YOU NOT A FOLK IN THIS STATE ARE YOU NOT A DONG TORE THEM. DONG TORE THEM. THE STORY YOU TALKED ABOUT THE STORY YOU TALKED ABOUT THE HIP-HOP CONNECTION TO THE HIP-HOP CONNECTION TO VIOLENCE, THAT WAS A STUDY FROM VIOLENCE, THAT WAS A STUDY FROM BERKELEY, BERKELEY IS NOT A BERKELEY, BERKELEY IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE INSTITUTION. CONSERVATIVE INSTITUTION. THAT WAS BERKELEY, NOT ME, I WAS THAT WAS BERKELEY, NOT ME, I WAS CITED ON THE RADIO SHOW. CITED ON THE RADIO SHOW. NUMBER TWO, OUR FLAG HAS BEEN NUMBER TWO, OUR FLAG HAS BEEN HERE AN AWFUL LONG TIME. HERE AN AWFUL LONG TIME. IN 2001, 65% OF MISSISSIPPIANS IN 2001, 65% OF MISSISSIPPIANS CHOSE TO KEEP THAT FLACK THE CHOSE TO KEEP THAT FLACK THE THING ABOUT FLAGS LIKE EVERY THING ABOUT FLAGS LIKE EVERY BOLL IS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO BOLL IS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATIONS, IF 65% OF THE INTERPRETATIONS, IF 65% OF THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED TO KEEP THAT PEOPLE HAVE VOTED TO KEEP THAT FLAG, WE SHOULD RESPECT THEIR FLAG, WE SHOULD RESPECT THEIR WISHES. WISHES. THE FLAG CAN BE OFFENSIVE TO THE FLAG CAN BE OFFENSIVE TO SOME. SOME. I RECOGNIZE THAT BUT ALMOST ALL I RECOGNIZE THAT BUT ALMOST ALL SYMBOLS ARE OFFENSIVE TO SYMBOLS ARE OFFENSIVE TO SOMEONE. SOMEONE. AT SOME POINT THE MAJORITY HAS AT SOME POINT THE MAJORITY HAS TO CONTROL THAT DECISION. TO CONTROL THAT DECISION. THATS WHAT WE DID. THATS WHAT WE DID. LY STAND WITH THE MAJORITY IN LY STAND WITH THE MAJORITY IN THAT INSTANCE. THAT INSTANCE. IF THECY CITY OF MISSISSIPPI IF THECY CITY OF MISSISSIPPI WANT TO START ANOTHER WANT TO START ANOTHER REFERENDUM, I WILL STANDS FOR REFERENDUM, I WILL STANDS FOR THAT FLAG BECAUSE THE PEOPLE THAT FLAG BECAUSE THE PEOPLE HAVE TODAY FOR THAT FLAG. HAVE TODAY FOR THAT FLAG. SO HOW WOULD YOU SPEAK TO SO HOW WOULD YOU SPEAK TO THOSE 38% OF THIS STATE THOSE 38% OF THIS STATE IM GOING TO ASK THEM, AFTER IM GOING TO ASK THEM, AFTER 100 YEARS OF RELYING ON BIG 100 YEARS OF RELYING ON BIG GOVERNMENT TO SAVE YOU, WHERE GOVERNMENT TO SAVE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU TODAY ARE YOU TODAY AFTER 100 YEARS OF BEGGING FOR AFTER 100 YEARS OF BEGGING FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCRAPS, WHERE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCRAPS, WHERE ARE YOU TODAY ARE YOU TODAY WE HAVE BEEN DEAD LAST FOR 100 WE HAVE BEEN DEAD LAST FOR 100 YEARS. YEARS. I LIVE IN THE STATE OF I LIVE IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, IM TALKING MISSISSIPPI, IM TALKING MISSISSIPPI. MISSISSIPPI. WE HAVE BEEN DEAD LAST FOR 100 WE HAVE BEEN DEAD LAST FOR 100 YEARS. YEARS. IF WE KEEP DEPENDING ON THAT IF WE KEEP DEPENDING ON THAT ECONOMIC MODEL, WE WILL ALWAYS ECONOMIC MODEL, WE WILL ALWAYS STAY LAST. STAY LAST. OUR STATE DEPENDS HEAVILY ON OUR STATE DEPENDS HEAVILY ON STATE FUNDS. STATE FUNDS. BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARENT ABLE BECAUSE OF THAT WE ARENT ABLE TO CREATE THE PROSPEROUS TO CREATE THE PROSPEROUS ENVIRONMENT TO GROW. ENVIRONMENT TO GROW. HOW DO YOU DO THAT HOW DO YOU DO THAT HOW DO YOU MOVE MISSISSIPPI UP HOW DO YOU MOVE MISSISSIPPI UP IN CATEGORIES, WHETHER ITS IN CATEGORIES, WHETHER ITS EDUCATION OR HEALTH CARE, HOW DO EDUCATION OR HEALTH CARE, HOW DO YOU DO THAT AS A SENATOR. YOU DO THAT AS A SENATOR. ITS A COMBINATION OF SEVERAL ITS A COMBINATION OF SEVERAL WAYS, FIRST OF ALL FROM A WAYS, FIRST OF ALL FROM A CULTURE STAND POINT, WE HAVE CULTURE STAND POINT, WE HAVE ENFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF ENFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION. EDUCATION. WE DONT TALK ABOUT EDUCATION WE DONT TALK ABOUT EDUCATION ENOUGH AS PEOPLE. ENOUGH AS PEOPLE. MY FATHER WAS A PROFESSOR. MY FATHER WAS A PROFESSOR. I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THAT. I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THAT. EVERY MISSISSIPPIIAN SHOULD BE EVERY MISSISSIPPIIAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET A GOOD JOB AND A ABLE TO GET A GOOD JOB AND A GOOD EDUCATION. GOOD EDUCATION. IF WE CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR IF WE CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, EVERY ECONOMIC PROSPERITY, EVERY MISSISSIPPIIAN, EVERY ONE OF US MISSISSIPPIIAN, EVERY ONE OF US CAN HAVE JOBS IN THE FUTURE. CAN HAVE JOBS IN THE FUTURE. WHAT I WOULD SAY TO THAT 38%, I WHAT I WOULD SAY TO THAT 38%, I WOULD SAY THE CANDIDATE I AM IS WOULD SAY THE CANDIDATE I AM IS THE CANDIDATE THAT WANTS TO THE CANDIDATE THAT WANTS TO EXPAND YOUR LIBERTY, WHO WANTS EXPAND YOUR LIBERTY, WHO WANTS TO GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITY, TO MAKE TO GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITY, TO MAKE OUT OLD WAYS THE STATE HAS OUT OLD WAYS THE STATE HAS ALWAYS DONE BUSINESS. ALWAYS DONE BUSINESS. IF WE BREAK OUT OF THOSE OLD IF WE BREAK OUT OF THOSE OLD WAYS THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY. WAYS THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY. WE CANT KEEP DOING AT THIS TIME WE CANT KEEP DOING AT THIS TIME SAME WAY AND GET DIFFERENT SAME WAY AND GET DIFFERENT RESULTS. RESULTS. I WOULD ARGUE GETTING RID OF I WOULD ARGUE GETTING RID OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG THAT THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG THAT IT ATTRACTS BUSINESS. IT ATTRACTS BUSINESS. BECAUSE YOUVE SEEN PA LOT OF BECAUSE YOUVE SEEN PA LOT OF STATES AND HOW ITS BEEN HARMFUL STATES AND HOW ITS BEEN HARMFUL THESE SYMBOLS THAT DONT MAT FOR THESE SYMBOLS THAT DONT MAT FOR MUCH BUT IT KEEPS US FROM MUCH BUT IT KEEPS US FROM GETTING A NEW POWER PLAN. GETTING A NEW POWER PLAN. I PERSONALLY CARE MORE ABOUT I PERSONALLY CARE MORE ABOUT ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THAN ECONOMIC PROSPERITY THAN SYMBOLISM. SYMBOLISM. HERES THE THING, THOUGH. HERES THE THING, THOUGH. BY THE WAY, ELISE MOTHER IS BY THE WAY, ELISE MOTHER IS IN THE AUDIENCE. IN THE AUDIENCE. SO YOU KNOW, SHES LEADING THE SO YOU KNOW, SHES LEADING THE CHEERING SEX. CHEERING SEX. SO. SO. I UNDERSTAND. I UNDERSTAND. INVITE YOUR FAMILY. INVITE YOUR FAMILY. CONTEXT. CONTEXT. HERES THE ANSWER TO THAT, WE HERES THE ANSWER TO THAT, WE HEAR THAT ARGUMENT FROM TIME TO HEAR THAT ARGUMENT FROM TIME TO TIME. TIME. I HAVE BEEN SERVING IN THE STATE I HAVE BEEN SERVING IN THE STATE SENATE 11 YEARS, WE TALK TO SENATE 11 YEARS, WE TALK TO BUSINESS ALL THE TIME. BUSINESS ALL THE TIME. NOT ONE I HAVE SEEN HAS BACKED NOT ONE I HAVE SEEN HAS BACKED OUT BECAUSE OF THETATE FLAG. OUT BECAUSE OF THETATE FLAG. IF YOU CAN FAME ONE, ILL BE IF YOU CAN FAME ONE, ILL BE HAPPY TO SPEAK TO THEM. HAPPY TO SPEAK TO THEM. WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION. WE HAD THIS CONVERSATION. IF WE CREATE THE RIGHT ECONOMIC IF WE CREATE THE RIGHT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYBODY, THEY ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYBODY, THEY WILL COME. WILL COME. WE CAN DO THAT. WE CAN DO THAT. THATS THE POINT I WAS MAKING THATS THE POINT I WAS MAKING EARLIER, CHANGE THE EXDOCTOR, EARLIER, CHANGE THE EXDOCTOR, FIND GOVERNMENT REFORM, ONE GOOD FIND GOVERNMENT REFORM, ONE GOOD WAY WOULD BE TO PRODUCE INCOME WAY WOULD BE TO PRODUCE INCOME TAXES IN THIS STATE. TAXES IN THIS STATE. YOU NOTE TENNESSEE HAS NO STATE YOU NOTE TENNESSEE HAS NO STATE INCOME TAX, FLORIDA. INCOME TAX, FLORIDA. BUSINESSES WILL RUSH TO THOSE BUSINESSES WILL RUSH TO THOSE PLACES BECAUSE ITS FRIENDLY FOR PLACES BECAUSE ITS FRIENDLY FOR BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS. BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURS. WE SHOULD EXPERIMENT WITH THAT, WE SHOULD EXPERIMENT WITH THAT, THATS WHAT IM REFERENCES. THATS WHAT IM REFERENCES. STATE SENATOR CHRIS McDANIEL, STATE SENATOR CHRIS McDANIEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. WE APPRECIATE IT. UP NEXT, WELL TALK TO A UP NEXT, WELL TALK TO A DEMOCRAT RUNNING IN DEMOCRAT RUNNING IN MISSISSIPPIS OTHER SENATE RACE MISSISSIPPIS OTHER SENATE RACE WHERE HE IS PRIMED TO BE