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News on The 700 Club: July 18, 2017

As seen on "The 700 Club," July 18: GOP health care bill dead after two more Republicans bail, so now what?; Pence promises to move US Embassy to Jerusalem, and more. Read Transcript


Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to this edition

of "The 700 Club."

I want to start this program with a verse from the Bible.

This is the words of Jesus and here's what he had to say.

"He knew their thoughts and he said quote,

"Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste

and the house will fall against house."

Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, we have a situation in the United

States of America.

This is the greatest nation on Earth.

We have more power.

We have more might.

But we have a gridlock in Washington.

We had a health care bill that was imposed upon us.

Not one single Republican voted for it.

It was 100% put in by Democrats.

And it has proved to be an absolute disaster.

They call it Obamacare.

So now they are trying to repeal it,

and now not one single Democrat will vote to repeal.

And it looks like we've got gridlock

in Washington, where all the Democrats who want to do

is defeat the president.

And we have all these scandals and all these committees

and all these investigations and all this looking in horror

and all these people like Tim Kaine saying it's treason, etc.

We've got all this going on and our country is languishing.

We're not moving as we should and it

was so interesting Jamie Dimon made a comment the other day

that we mentioned, just saying we just can't

get our act together, why?

Because a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.

And these people are so filled with partisanship.

There used to be a time, people came to Washington.

They were Democrats or Republicans

and they got together for the good of America.

Now they get together for the good of their own party

and for their own electoral prospects

and they don't care about America.

And it's destroying this country.

And the Bible says very clearly that a kingdom divided against

itself cannot stand.

We cannot stand this nation cannot endure if one faction

wants to destroy it and the others faction wants to build

it and neither one can get together.

So the big news today of course is

that Mitch McConnell, of the Senate

said we haven't got enough votes to put in a new health care

bill, so all we want to do is a repeal the other one.

Now there's a bit of good views.

I want to give you about Regent University.

For the first time in history, a university in America

is purchasing a military grade, state qualified cyber range.

And Regent University, as far as I know,

will be the only university in the United States

to have exclusive use of a cyber range, which

is being supplied by Cyber Bit, which is a division of Elbit

of Israel.

This is going to be a fantastic device to train people.

And it will be like a simulator on an airplane.

We'll be able to simulate attacks of various magnitude

against the facilities of America,

and to train our students and to train officials

of other businesses as to how to respond to a cyber attack.

It's a cyber range.

We'll tell you more about it but it

is a major, major breakthrough.

And I'm pleased to report that a few weeks ago I

signed the contract to purchase it,

and it's being installed right now,

and we'll have a big ribbon cutting

in another couple of months when that thing is

up and operational.

So it's a major breakthrough, CBN,

I mean Regis University on the cutting edge of--

All that technology, technology.

Who would have thought it?

Well, that school is growing in leaps and bounds.

But a cyber ranch.

That's wonderful.

It's fabulous.

It's the kind of thing one state would use to go game

another state.

It's that big and that important.

Well, it's back to the drawing board,

as we said for the Senate Republicans

now that their latest health care

plan has failed after two more senators said

they couldn't support it.

But President Trump is promising that we will return.

And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said earlier,

says Republicans will now try to repeal Obamacare

and replace it later.

Sherilyn Aaron has the story.

Senators Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas

sealed the measures doom late Monday,

when each said they would vote no

in an initial critical vote that had been expected as soon as

next week.

Moran said we should not put our stamp of approval

on bad policy.

The bill needed the support of at least 50%

of the Senate's 52 Republicans, but with a total

of four Republican senators now declaring their no votes

the bill appears to be dead on arrival.

On Sunday's "Meet the Press" GOP Senator John Cornyn

said that if the current bill didn't, work Republicans

would have to try a different measure.

If we're not successful now, I assume we'll keep trying.

But at some point if Democrats won't participate

in the process, then we're going to have to come up

with a different plan.

For now it appears that different plan

will be trying to simply get rid of Obamacare now

and working on a replacement that would come later.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement

late Monday, in the coming days, the Senate

will vote to take up a repeal of Obamacare with a two year delay

to provide for a stable transition period

to a patient centered health care

system that gives Americans access to quality

affordable health care.

In a late night tweet, President Trump

echoed that sentiment, again calling on Republicans

to just repeal failing Obamacare now

and work on a new health care plan that

will start from a clean slate.

Dems will join in.

But a straight repeal of Obamacare

could also have a tough time passing the Senate

and would also have to get through the House

before it went to President Trump.

The failure also affects the president's tax cut plans

to strengthen the economy, because the White House

and Republicans had hoped to use the savings from repealing

Obamacare to help get tax cuts for businesses and individuals

through Congress.

Charlene Aaron, CBN News.

CBN News political correspondent David Brody

is with us here.

David, what do you think about what's going on?

It seems the Republicans can't quite get it together.

But at the same time, Mike Lee is a very principled

intelligent man and he couldn't support what

he thought was a failed bill.

What do you think?

Well he's a principled, intelligent man.

The problem is the Republican Party needs more of those folks

up there, those constitutional conservatives.

And this is the problem.

A lot of people think, look, the Republicans have control.

Well, yeah, but they have 52 and the last time I checked,

there are quite a few as they say rhinos in the party,

and so that's not going to get it done even

in a reconciliation bill.

So they need more of those Mike Lees up there.

And there's a big ideological divide in this party,

and that's a big part of the problem.

Well, I mentioned the fact that a house divided

can't stand.

That a Biblical truth it looks like the Democrats just

absolutely are there to oppose everything Trump does.

They're trying to bring Trump down, instead of what's good

for America.

Every single time, Pat.

There's no doubt about it.

And so then the question becomes,

where do the Republicans go from here?

And there's a lot of different scenarios here.

A Senate top aide just told me this morning

it is not likely that they are going to be

able to just repeal Obamacare.

It does not seem like that's going to be the case.

And so where does it leave Republicans?

Well, part of the problem is even

if you can repeal parts of this under reconciliation which

takes 50 votes, you still need to repeal the whole thing,

you're going to need 60 votes for some

of the other non-revenue portions of Obamacare.

So look, this is a problem for them.

Here's part of the issue here.

You know Ted Cruz and all the other folks went around saying,

we're going to repeal and replace Obamacare.

What they really should have said

is we're going to repeal and replace

Obamacare with something slightly better

than Obamacare because it's still Obamacare.

And that's been really the crux of the issue all along.

Well, Obamacare is falling apart.

Those exchanges are going bankrupt.

Private insurers are pulling out.

Who's going to insure people after a while?

Well, this is the problem.

The free market system right now is very hard

to exist under the current climate.

And what we're finding out is that it's much easier

to cobble together 50 votes to give someone an entitlement

than 50 votes to take it away.

And I think that's the big part of the problem.

You've got a new show.

Used to call it "The Brody File."

Now what's the name of what you're going to do?

It's not as narcissistically titled now, Pat.

It was a good name.

We liked it.

All right well, I liked it too actually.

No, it's called "Faith Nation."

And it's going to be on Facebook Live, CBN News every Wednesday.

Look, there's the crew Amber C. Strong

and Jenna Browder going to be my co-host.

Ben Kennedy there, Juan Garcia looking very slick

in the social media department.

Look this is hip.

This is going to take me back 10 years.

I might lose 10 years of my life this way, in a good way.

Because we're going to be on Facebook Live and we

are going to be interacting with the audience.

This is a chance for, we hear a lot about the mainstream media

and all the talking heads and all the clutter.

This is a chance to break through the clutter,

get big name guests on the show.

And we're really excited about that.

This is going to be on Facebook, which is huge.

Is that it?

Huge, tens of millions of people

get their news from Facebook.

And so, this is a chance for some of those deplorables

that we've heard about to kind of have their voices heard.

And once again we've got great tremendous access

at the White House as you know, Pat.

And we're going to be playing that card as a matter of fact,

our first guest tomorrow on Wednesday

will be Sean Spicer from the White House.

So we'll have that.

And we've got Ivanka Trump is coming up.

We've got so many people I could be here all morning.

That's fantastic.

Hey, brother, when I was up there,

it was just like old home week.

They were so gracious to me.

I was so delighted.

Well, it's a whole different ballgame now up there in DC

because evangelicals obviously are pleased.

It's interesting.

There's a parallel universe going on here

it's the above the fold "New York Times" and "Washington

Post" crowd that wants to talk about Russia all day long.

And then this parallel universe of evangelicals,

who think, hey, he's been pretty good for us so far.

And the access that evangelicals have had not just

here at CBN, but also in the pro-life community in so

many other places, look, Mike Pence is there.

It is a new day in DC.

And that's what faith nation is going to be all about.

I posed something yesterday.

I was talking to Bill Gertz.

I think some of this Russian thing may have been a setup.

It was an entrapment of the young Trump

to try to slow down the process of government.

I mean somebody in Russia figured Trump was going to win.

So how do we put the sand in the gears

to keep the country from functioning properly?

Do you think there's any credence to that or not?

Well, I think from a macro standpoint,

in terms of blood in the water, I think there is.

What I mean by blood in the water

is that look, Donald Trump an outsider, Donald Trump

Jr. an outsider.

These folks, they're very suave and sophisticated

in the business world, but when it

comes to this other situation as it relates to maybe being

taken advantage of by serious players in that other realm,

you know, they were a little bit out of their league

at the beginning.

So now they're trying to pick it up.

And I think people can smell blood

in the water at that point, and see if there's a potential set

up down the road.

But we can't have this atavism where one party is trying

to destroy the other one.

Somebody on the Democratic Party,

particularly has got to be working

for the good of America.

Well you know, it's interesting, Pat,

I know, if the Republicans can actually repeal,

at least part of Obamacare, remember it's

repeal with a two year delay.

Right, and so the key would then be-- well at that point,

you have a senator come to the table.

You've got two years, or this thing is going away,

and then what?

So you better come up with a solution.

And that would get Democrats to the table.

And as it relates to tax reform of course

we need to then talk about, because they

re going to move to tax reform after this.

There is an incentive on Capitol Hill

right now to get tax reform done,

for sure, because Republicans don't want to go 0 for 2.

Sure.

It's the last thing you want to do.

Kind of like in baseball you lose the first game at home,

you don't want to lose the second game at home either.

All right.

When do you start this new "Faith Nation"

or has it already started?

Well tomorrow 12:30 PM, Eastern time all

across the country.

And it is going to be a really exciting time

to try to really engage with the audience.

It's going to be very different and different in a good way.

Because we're going to be not talking

about those same mainstream media talking points

it's going to be very different.

Trumpets will sound, and comes forth a new program, "Faith

Nation" on

CBN News.

CBN News and also on Facebook.

Yeah it'll be streamed live.

Streamed lived.

Yeah, interaction.

Oh interaction.

This is millennial action.

OK.

Dave, thanks so much.

Appreciate what you're doing.

God bless you, our champion reporter in Washington, DC.

While health care has been the headline story,

Vice President Mike Pence once again

made it clear that the Trump Administration is

a strong supporter of Israel.

Well, he spoke at the Christians United for Israel Summit

in Washington last night.

Security correspondent Eric Rosales brings us that story.

President Donald Trump and I will stand with Israel always.

Of that you may be assured.

Vice President Mike Pence promised a crowd

of more than 5,000 at the Christians United

for Israel Summit that the US embassy in Israel

will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

It is not a question of if, it is only when.

That's welcome news to Founder Pastor John Hagee

and a CUFI membership of more than 3.5 million.

Hagee brought the crowd to its feet when he boldly said,

Israel is not an occupied territory.

The Palestinians have no claim to Jerusalem.

It belongs to the Jewish people.

Many of those in attendance say

it's not about being politically correct.

It's about being right with God and defending Israel.

Many say that this summit allows them

to be educated, to be able to go back home and defend Israel.

Everybody is on the same page everybody's

working toward the unity.

And the Scripture tells us to pray

for the peace of Jerusalem.

CBN Zone Emily Jones highlighted the anti-Semitism

taking place against Jews on college campuses.

What is so disgusting is what was once reviled as blatant

anti-Semitism is now called the new social justice movement,

except this time, there are no safe spaces for Jews.

The vice president ended his speech

by quoting Jeremiah 29:11 and then told the crowd

that the best days of Israel are yet to come.

Eric Rosales, CBN News, Washington.

Thanks, Eric.

Ladies and gentlemen we, as you know, stand with Israel.

And from what I gather, Pence said

it isn't a question about if we are going to do it,

it's just a question of how soon and when

we will move the embassy.

We should have done it--

Congress passed that a long time ago.

The State Department resisted it.

And now it's got to be done and Trump has promised to do it,

and the vice president said he's going to do it.

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