This Week In Politics With Gary Dietrich


WHEN WE ARE NOT ON THE AIR YOU CAN GET THE LATEST ON THE FIRE AT OUR WEBSITE CBS13.COM. HAPPENING RIGHT NOW PEOPLE ARE GATHERING AS SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS GETS READY TO SPEAK DOWNTOWN. THAT IS WHERE STEVE LARGE IS TONIGHT, LIVE WITH MORE. Reporter: SET TO START TALKING BY ABOUT 6:00, WE PASSED THAT TIMEFRAME BUT WERE TOLD HE IS RUNNING 18-20 MINUTES LATE. WILL BE HERE IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES RIGHT NOW THE ORGANIZERS ARE THE ONES TAKING THE STAGE. THIS PLAZA AT CESAR CHAVEZ PARK IS AT CAPACITY AND RIGHT NOW I CAN SEE MORE PEOPLE WAITING TO GET INSIDE THE PARK, WRAPPING AROUND TWO CITY BLOCKS. TIGHT SECURITY AT CESAR CHAVEZ PARK, HUNDREDS CUTTING THROUGH THE GATES, DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO TRANSFORM INTO A BERNIE SANDERS POLITICAL STAGE. WE HOPE THAT THERE ARE FOLKS THAT DID NOT SUPPORT BERNIE LAST TIME THAT ARE GOING TO COME OUT. HE HAS JUST DROPPED THREE MAJOR POLICY POSITIONS IN THE LAST WEEK. Reporter: HIS STOP IN SACRAMENTO COMES UP MONTHS AFTER THE MOVE THE PRIMARY IN MARCH. SUPPORTERS ARRIVING EARLY STOOD IN A LINE WRAPPING AROUND J STREET BEFORE THE GATES OPENED. HIS FAMILY DROVE IN FROM GRASS VALLEY, DAD TAKING THE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF EDUCATION. THIS IS LIKE A FIELD TRIP. [ LAUGHTER ] JUST LISTENING TO NEW IDEAS RATHER THAN LISTENING TO THE SAME OLD AGENDA AND SEEING IF THEY CAN ADAPT ANY OF IT TO ANY OF THEIR FRIENDS AND TRY TO GET CHANGE. I HAVE NEVER BEEN TO ONE OF HIS RALLIES. I WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING THAT RESONATES. FEELING THE BURN. Reporter: ANOTHER LIVE LOOK RIGHT NOW AT CESAR CHAVEZ PLAZA AND THE PARK WHERE WE ARE WAITING FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO ARRIVE. WE ARE TOLD ANY MINUTE NOW. TWO PEOPLE IN SACRAMENTO THAT WILL NOT BE HERE? THE MAYOR OF SACRAMENTO WHO IS IN THE CITY HELP BUILDING RIGHT NOW AND THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA, JUST A COUPLE OF BLOCKS AWAY, GAVIN NEWSOM. NEITHER OUR MEETING WITH BERNIE SANDERS IN SACRAMENTO. THEY HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE SUPPORTING KAMALA HARRIS. INTERESTINGLY, WE LOOK FORWARD TO UPDATES. BEFORE TODAY’S RALLY, SANDERS VISITED WITH SURVIVORS OF THE CAMP FIRE DURING A TOUR OF THE DEVASTATION IN PARADISE THIS MORNING. HE WAS ALSO HOSTING OR THERE WAS A TOWN HALL MEETING IN CHICO. GARY DIETRICH, ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU, SO YOU OUT THERE WITH THE CROWD. THE HEADLINE THE BIG CLIMATE CHANGE PROPOSAL HE UNVEILED. NO COINCIDENCE IN CALIFORNIA, IT’S A BIG DEAL RIGHT? I’M GLAD YOU USE THAT TERM BECAUSE HE CALLS IT THE NEW GREEN DEAL, BUT IT REALLY SHOULD BE CALLED THE BIG GREEN DEAL BECAUSE THIS THING IS SIZABLE FRIENDS. BIDEN HAS $2 TRILLION THAT IS WITH A T. BERNIE’S $16 TRILLION. HE WILL CREATE 20 MILLION NEW JOBS, HE WANTS IT TO BE DONE WITH FOSSIL FUELS AND 10 YEARS. GUYS, IT IS A BIG, BIG AGENDA BUT, WITH THE GOVERNOR OF WASHINGTON NOW OUT OF THE RACE, THE SO-CALLED LANE FOR THE GREEN IDEA, BERNIE WANTS THAT LANE AND IT’S CLEAR TODAY HE’S GOING AFTER IT. NO DOUBT. WE HAVE SEEN A COUPLE OF DROPOUTS BUT IS STILL A VERY CROWDED FIELD, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR BERNIE? ADMITS HE DOESN’T HAVE JUST ONE OTHER PERSON LIKE IN 2016. YOU HAVE TO CARVE OUT A NICHE. BUT HE HAS REMAINED SOLIDLY IN THE SECOND OR THIRD SPOTS. THE MEMORY PUT A LOT OF TIME INTO CALIFORNIA LAST TIME AND HE HAS BEEN HERE A LOT. REALLY, TODAY I THINK REALLY DEMONSTRATES HE’S TAKEN OUR STATE SERIOUSLY, HE WANTS TO WIND CALIFORNIA. YOU SAID IS A TWO-PERSON RACE, YOU HEARD YOU SAY THAT THE MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR, WE ARE TOO BUSY, WE ARE SUPPORTING HARRIS. WHAT YOU MAKE OF HARRIS’S DROP IN THE POLLS AND IS BERNIE READY TO POUNCE? THAT HAS BEEN SUBSTANTIAL. THE TIMING CANNOT BE MORE PERFECT. SHE HAS DROPPED OVER HALF IN THE POLLS IN JUST THE LAST WEEK AFTER RISING AFTER THE FIRST DEBATE. SHE HAS GOT TO WIN CALIFORNIA. YOU HAVE TO WIN YOUR HOME STATE. NO DOUBT THE HARRIS PEOPLE AFTER WATCHING WHAT IS GOING ON ARE SAYING TO THEMSELVES WE BETTER TAKE THE STATE SERIOUSLY. TODAY IS KIND OF THE KICKOFF BECAUSE YOU FELT THE ENERGY? NOTHING LIKE A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THE VIBE YOU CAN FEEL IT AND, HEY THIS IS THE START OF IT RIGHT HERE TODAY IN SACRAMENTO. A LOT MORE OF THIS BETWEEN NOW AND MARCH, BEGINNING MARCH OF NEXT YEAR.




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