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Rep. Lee Zeldin - June 5th, Hour 3

Rep. Lee Zeldin - June 5th, Hour 3

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Sean Hannity and former Congressman Lee Zeldin discuss the political climate in New York, with Zeldin expressing pessimism about the state's future due to the exodus of residents and the impact of Democratic policies. Zeldin argues that the state's policies, including the congestion tax, the ban on fracking, and the weaponization of justice, are driving people away. Hannity agrees, pointing to the increasing number of Democrats reaching their breaking point and the growing popularity of conservative solutions. The conversation then shifts to the Trump indictment, with a caller challenging Hannity's interpretation of the legal implications. The caller argues that the Supreme Court decision in Ramos v. Louisiana mandates unanimity on all issues for a conviction, while Hannity maintains that the case is distinguishable and that the indictment does not clearly state the crime. The caller also criticizes Hannity's reliance on partisan legal experts, accusing him of wanting a Trump conviction regardless of the legal process. Hannity defends his position, arguing that the caller is being partisan and that the legal experts he cites are not. The segment concludes with Hannity reiterating his belief that the Trump indictment is a politically motivated attack and that the legal process is being manipulated.

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The Political Climate in New York

This Chapter discusses the political climate in New York with former Congressman Lee Zeldin. Zeldin expresses pessimism about the state's future due to the exodus of residents and the impact of Democratic policies. He argues that the state's policies, including the congestion tax, the ban on fracking, and the weaponization of justice, are driving people away. Hannity agrees, pointing to the increasing number of Democrats reaching their breaking point and the growing popularity of conservative solutions.

00:02:02
The Trump Indictment

This Chapter delves into the legal implications of the Trump indictment, with a caller challenging Hannity's interpretation. The caller argues that the Supreme Court decision in Ramos v. Louisiana mandates unanimity on all issues for a conviction, while Hannity maintains that the case is distinguishable and that the indictment does not clearly state the crime. The caller also criticizes Hannity's reliance on partisan legal experts, accusing him of wanting a Trump conviction regardless of the legal process. Hannity defends his position, arguing that the caller is being partisan and that the legal experts he cites are not.

Keywords

Lee Zeldin
Lee Zeldin is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for New York's 1st congressional district from 2015 to 2023. He is a member of the Republican Party. In 2022, he was the Republican nominee for Governor of New York, losing to incumbent Kathy Hochul. Zeldin is known for his conservative views and his outspoken criticism of Democratic policies.

Trump Indictment
The Trump indictment refers to the indictment of former U.S. President Donald Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in April 2023. The indictment charges Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records in the first degree, related to alleged payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. The indictment is part of a larger investigation into Trump's business dealings and his alleged efforts to influence the 2016 election.

Ramos v. Louisiana
Ramos v. Louisiana is a 2020 Supreme Court case that ruled that the Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial, which is incorporated against the states by the Fourteenth Amendment, requires a unanimous jury verdict in both state and federal criminal trials. The case overturned a Louisiana law that allowed non-unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases. The decision has implications for the Trump indictment, as it raises questions about the requirement for unanimity in the jury's verdict.

Congestion Tax
The congestion tax is a proposed tax on vehicles entering Manhattan's central business district during peak hours. The tax is intended to reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. The proposal has been met with opposition from some residents and businesses, who argue that it will disproportionately impact low-income residents and businesses. The congestion tax is a controversial issue in New York City, and its implementation is uncertain.

Fracking
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is a method of extracting natural gas and oil from shale rock formations. The process involves injecting a high-pressure mixture of water, sand, and chemicals into the rock to create fractures and release the gas or oil. Fracking has been a controversial issue in New York, with environmental groups raising concerns about its potential impact on water quality and air pollution. In 2014, New York State banned fracking, citing environmental concerns.

Sanctuary City
A sanctuary city is a city that has policies in place to limit cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. These policies may include prohibiting city employees from asking about immigration status or sharing information with federal immigration authorities. Sanctuary cities are often seen as a way to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. The concept of sanctuary cities is controversial, with some arguing that it undermines federal immigration law and encourages illegal immigration, while others argue that it is necessary to protect vulnerable populations.

Q&A

  • What are some of the key issues driving residents out of New York?

    Lee Zeldin highlights several issues, including the congestion tax, the ban on fracking, the weaponization of justice, and the overall feeling of being 'screwed' by the Democratic party.

  • What is the legal debate surrounding the Trump indictment?

    The debate centers around the requirement for unanimity in the jury's verdict and whether the indictment clearly states the crime. The caller argues that the Supreme Court decision in Ramos v. Louisiana mandates unanimity on all issues, while Hannity maintains that the case is distinguishable and that the indictment does not clearly state the crime.

  • Why does the caller accuse Hannity of being partisan?

    The caller believes that Hannity is biased towards wanting a Trump conviction regardless of the legal process, and that he is relying on partisan legal experts to support his argument.

  • What is Hannity's response to the caller's accusations?

    Hannity defends his position, arguing that the caller is being partisan and that the legal experts he cites are not. He maintains that the Trump indictment is a politically motivated attack and that the legal process is being manipulated.

Show Notes

 Lee Zeldin, Former New York Congressman, Gubernatorial Nominee, and Attorney, and a Trump Legal Surrogate stops by with his commentary on the several hearings and trials we have happening. AG Garland was in front of House Judiciary yesterday, Trump is set for more time with NY’s finest legal minds in July, and Hunter is on trial for weapons charges with his stepmom in tow. Fortunately Lee has not lost his sense of humor throughout all of this


 

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Rep. Lee Zeldin - June 5th, Hour 3

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