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New Hampshire 2nd District Republicans debate: Full video

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Full video: 2022 Granite State Debate involving 2nd District Republicans



THIS A COMMITMENT 2022 SPECIAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF POLITICS. THE GRANITE STATE DEBATES. WITH INFLATION, GOVERNMENTS SPENDING AND OTHER ECONOMIC ISSUES TOP OF MIND. FOR MANY NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS RIGHT NOW. SEVERAL REPUBLICANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS BACKGROUNDS ARE VYING FOR THE CHANCE TO CHALLENGE FIVE TERM CONGRESSWOMAN ANNIE KUSTER THIS FALL. BOB BURNS RUNS A COMPANY THAT OFFERS QUALITY CONTROL ON PHARMACEUTICALS, SOMETHING HE SAYS HAS PROVIDED VALUABLE INSIGHT INTO GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN. I’VE SEEN FIRSTHAND AT THE CHINESE COMING IN AND TAKING THIS THIS INDUSTRY, THIS CRITICAL INDUSTRY FROM US AND PUTTING IT OVERSEAS BECAUSE OF REGULATION HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE FORMER SELECTMAN AND COUNTY TREASURER ALSO SERVED AS A DELEGATE FOR FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AT THE 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION. IF ELECTED, HE SAYS, HE’LL FOCUS ON CONSTITUTIONAL AND COST EFFECTIVE LEGISLATION. BALANCED BUDGETS ARE A POINT OF PRIDE FOR KEENE MAYOR GEORGE HANSELL, WHO SAYS THE CITY’S DEBT SERVICE PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN REDUCED UNDER HIS TENURE. HE ALSO HELPS TO RUN HIS FAMILY BUSINESS, MAKING CUSTOM CHILLERS AND DRINKING FOUNTAINS. CANCEL SAYS BUSINESS OWNERS CAN’T AVOID THE REALITY OF INFLATION. I’M TALKING TO MY EMPLOYEES EVERY SINGLE DAY. I’M TALKING TO CONSTITUENTS HERE IN KEENE, AND THEY’RE JUST GETTING CRUSHED WITH INFLATION. CRUSHED. MANY CONSIDER HANSELL A MODERATE. HE SAYS HE SIMPLY DOES THINGS HIS OWN WAY, WHICH INCLUDES LISTENING TO EVERYONE AND FINDING COMMON GROUND. LILLIE TANG WILLIAMS IS A CONSULTANT FOR BUSINESSES AND LEGAL CASES INVOLVING CHINA. HER KNOWLEDGE COMES FROM FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE. SHE GREW UP IN MAOIST CHINA AND WAS A LAW PROFESSOR IN SHANGHAI BEFORE COMING TO THE U.S.. SHE WAS A LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATE FOR SENATE IN COLORADO IN 2016. NOW A REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, SHE SAYS HER CORE MESSAGE HASN’T CHANGED. WE HAVE TO REPRESENT THE CITY ON THE HILL FOR THE FREEDOM LOVERS, ALL OF THE WORK. THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO SPEAK UP TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHT. TONIGHT, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE GRANITE STATE DEBATES. I’M WAMU, OUR POLITICAL DIRECTOR, ADAM SEXTON. TONIGHT, WE’LL HEAR FROM THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. THREE OF THOSE CANDIDATES ARE JOINING US TONIGHT. THEY’LL BE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM ME AND, FROM OUR PANELISTS. THOSE PANELISTS TONIGHT ARE WMUR ANCHORS STEVE BOTTARI AND JEAN MACKIN. HERE’S A LOOK AT THE FORMAT. EACH CANDIDATE WILL GET UP TO 60 SECONDS TO ANSWER THEIR QUESTIONS. THEY’LL GET UP TO 30 SECONDS FOR A REBUTTAL IF NECESSARY. AND THAT WILL BE AT MY DISCRETION. CANDIDATES WILL ALSO BE GIVEN 60 SECONDS AT THE END OF THE HOUR FOR CLOSING STATEMENT. WE ALSO WANT TO NOTE SOME CHANGES TO THE MAKEUP OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS THIS YEAR. THE REGULAR REDISTRICTING PROCESS MOVED FIVE TOWNS FROM THE FIRST TO THE SECOND DISTRICT. SO PEOPLE IN ALBANY, CAMPTON JACKSON, NEW HAMPTON AND SANDWICH ARE NOW IN THE SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. WE WANT JUMP RIGHT INTO THE QUESTIONS. AND LET’S START TONIGHT WITH JEAN MACKIN. ALL RIGHT. THANKS, ADAM. THE SUPREME COURT DOBBS DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V WADE HAS FORCED THE ISSUE OF ABORTION BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT. VOTERS ARE PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO CANDIDATES POSITIONS IN THIS RACE. THERE ARE DIFFERENCES. LET’S START WITH YOU. MAYOR HANSELL, YOU ARE A PRO-CHOICE REPUBLICAN AND HAVE SAID THAT THE ISSUES UP TO STATES AND NEW HAMPSHIRE HANDLES THE ISSUE WELL. BUT YOU’VE ALSO SAID IT’S YOUR, QUOTE, RESPONSE ABILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CITIZENS OF NEW HAVE ACCESS TO SAFE AND LEGAL ABORTIONS IF A BILL TO BAN ABORTION AFTER 24 WEEKS, WHICH IS THE LAW IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, WAS ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. WOULD YOU VOTE FOR IT? NO. THIS IS CLEARLY A STATES RIGHTS ISSUE AND WITH THE DOBBS DECISION, IT’S IN THE HANDS OF THE STATES. PERSONALLY, I’M PRO-CHOICE. I’M AGAINST LATE TERM ABORTION, WITH SOME EXCEPTIONS, PRETTY CONSISTENT WITH THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW. AND I’M FOCUSED ON ON MAKING SURE THAT STATES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THIS. LET’S GO TO YOU, MISS TANG WILLIAMS. AFTER THE SUPREME COURT’S DECISION IN THE DOBBS CASE. YOU SAID THE ISSUE IS NOW SETTLED AND THAT IT’S UP TO THE STATES. WOULD YOU BE OKAY WITH ABORTION BEING COMPLETELY BANNED IN EVERY STATE WITH NO EXCEPTIONS? AND IF IT’S NOT, ARE YOU CONCERNED IT WILL BECOME A CONFUSING PATCHWORK OF LAWS. WELL, I SINGLE GIVE THEM BACK TO THE STATE. IS IT RIGHT THE WAY TO DO THIS? IT’S A VERY CONTROVERSIAL, EMOTIONAL ISSUE FOR LOTS OF PEOPLE. AND THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS TO WORK AND I SUPPORT TO GO BACK TO STATE SO PEOPLE IN THEIR STATE CAN DECIDE BY SURVIVING COMMUNISM IN CHINA. I’M VERY SYMPATHETIC ON THE FOR ALL THE PARTIES INVOLVED ON THIS ISSUE. SO I WILL PROMOTE THE LIFE OF CULTURE AS MUCH AS I CAN, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I SEE TO LIFE ON THIS ISSUE. BUT I THINK THAT AND OUR GRANITE STATE RIGHT NOW, IT’S UP TO PEOPLE TO DECIDE. SO IF AN ABORTION BILL CAME TO THE HOUSE FLOOR, WOULD YOU VOTE NO, NO MATTER WHAT IT WAS? BECAUSE THE DECISION SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE STATES? YES. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ANYTHING AT A FEDERAL LEVEL. ALL RIGHT. LET’S TURN TO YOU, MR. BURNS, PLEASE. YOU SUPPORT PASSING A FEDERAL FETAL HEARTBEAT LAW WHICH WOULD BAN ABORTION AT, THE POINT OF A DETECTABLE HEARTBEAT. SHOULD THIS SHOULD THIS LAW PROVIDE ANY EXCEPTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OR THE HEALTH OF THE MOTHER AND WHO WOULD BE PROSECUTED FOR VIOLATING THE LAW? LISTEN, 12 WEEKS. YOU’VE DECI DID YOU KNOW WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT RAPE, INCEST, I MEAN, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER? NO THERE’S NO REASON TO HAVE SOMETHING AFTER THE FETAL HEARTBEAT. YES, I AM THE ONLY PRO-LIFE CANDIDATE UP HERE. I BELIEVE IN PUSHING A CULTURE OF LIFE. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE 14TH AMENDMENT CLEARLY STATE THAT THEY SUPPORT LIFE AND LIBERTY. AND WHEN DO WE DECIDE WHAT IS A LIFE? WHAT IS A HUMAN THAT CAN’T BE LEFT UP TO STATES TO DECIDE? THAT’S FEDERAL AND IT’S PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION. AND IT CLEARLY IS. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM STEVE BOTTARI. ADAM, THANK YOU. I WANT TO MOVE ON TO ANOTHER TOPIC NOW. INFLATION. THE MOST RECENT CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SHOWS ON AVERAGE FOOD PRICES ARE UP ALMOST 11% IN THE PAST YEAR. GRANITE STATERS, OF COURSE, ARE FEELING THE IMPACTS EVERY DAY ON THEIR WALLETS. THE LABOR DEPARTMENT ALSO SAYING HOUSEHOLD, EVERYTHING FROM CLOTHING TO CARS ARE UP 5 TO 10%. WE KNOW YOU’RE ALL CRITICAL OF THE WAY PRESIDENT BIDEN AND DEMOCRATS HAVE HANDLED THE ECONOMY. BUT LOOKING FORWARD, WHAT CAN BE DONE SPECIFICALLY TO STABILIZE PRICES AND BRING THEM BACK DOWN TO WHAT MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER TO BE AFFORDABLE? MUSTANG, TO YOU FIRST. WELL, INFLATION IS MOSTLY CAUSED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OUT OF CONTROL. WASTEFUL SPENDING, REGULATIONS AND ALSO PRINTING MONEY AND FLOODING THE MARKET WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF U.S. DOLLARS. EVEN MY LITERARY FATHER CAN TELL YOU WHEN YOU FLOOD MARKETS WITH LOTS OF DOLLARS, THE MONEY IS NOT WORTH AS MUCH AS IN THE PAST. SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TALK ABOUT LET’S BE RESPONSIBLE, TRYING TO BALANCED BUDGET AGAIN. EVERY FAMILY HAS TO DO THAT. YOU KNOW, BEFORE YOU’LL GO BANKRUPT. SO WHAT CAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE IF WE KEEP PRINTING MONEY? INFLATION GOES SUPER HIGH. OUR CHILDREN CAN AFFORD ANYTHING. PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING. SO I WOULD LIKE TO REALLY EXERT SIZE. THAT CONTROL FOR GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND REDUCE, YOU KNOW, THE OUTPUT OF CONTROL. THIS INFLATING RUNAWAY INFLATION IS VERY BAD FOR OUR KIDS. AMERICAN DREAMS. SAME QUESTION TO YOU, MR. BURNS. YES. SO, I MEAN, THE FIRST THING IS WEIRD, AND I’M SURE WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT LATER, BUT IT’S ENERGY COSTS. I MEAN, ENERGY RISES UP THE COST OF EVERYTHING, WHETHER IT’S SHIPPING TO, YOU KNOW, A WAREHOUSE WITH THEIR HEATING OR COOLING AND LIGHTS. SO FIRST THING WE NEED IS AN ALL ABOVE APPROACH TO REDUCING ENERGY TO OPEN UP THE XL PIPELINE. BUT WE ALSO NEED TO BE PUSHING NUCLEAR POWER. RIGHT NOW, WE ARE WORKING ON A NUCLEAR PLANT IN WYOMING THAT’S SUPPOSED TO OPEN, I THINK, IN 2026. IT’S CALLED TRAVELING WAVE NUCLEAR, THE MICRO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS. IT’S THE FUTURE. NEED TO WORK ON THE REGULATION TO THAT. PUSH. INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE GETTING INVOLVED IN IT. RIGHT NOW WE’VE ONLY GOT ONE COMPANY DOING THIS. THE SECOND THING IS OBVIOUSLY, LIKE LILLY SAID, WE NEED TO STOP PRINTING MONEY AND WE NEED TO STOP WITH ALL THESE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS AND HANDOUTS. AND WE’RE SEEING THIS RIGHT NOW WITH THIS FOR TUITION AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF STUFF THAT WE HAVE TO STOP. WE ALWAYS SAY. ONE SPECIAL GROUP GETS SOME MONEY, BUT ANOTHER GROUP DOESN’T GET MONEY. THE MORE YOU PRINTED IT, THE MORE YOU HAND OUT. THE MORE THINGS COST. MARIANNE SO WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE THINGS MORE AFFORDABLE FOR FOLKS? CUT THE SPENDING, CUT THE SPENDING. CUT THE SPENDING. I MEAN, WHAT WE’VE SEEN OUT OF WASHINGTON, EVERY TIME THE DOOR GETS CRACKED OPEN, DEMOCRATS JUST FLOODED WITH INJECTING GOVERNMENT MONEY INTO OUR ECONOMY AND MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN PARTY WARNED ABOUT INFLATION. AND KUSTER AND JOE BIDEN DID NOTHING. THEY DID NOTHING. AND NOW NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES ARE FACING THE CONSEQUENCES. THEY’RE GETTING HAMMERED AT EVERY TURN. THIS IS THE GROCERY STORE. THIS IS THE GAS PUMP. THIS IS AFFECTING BUSINESSES HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE NEED TO CUT THE SPENDING. I’D LOVE TO SEE A BALANCED BUDGET SO THAT IF CONGRESS DOESN’T PASS A BALANCED BUDGET, THEY DON’T GET PAID. WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING AND WE NEED FIGHTERS TO GO DOWN TO WASHINGTON WHO UNDERSTAND HOW TO READ A PIANO TO UNDERSTAND WHO HAVE PUT TOGETHER A MUNICIPAL BUDGET. I’M THE ONLY PERSON ON THIS STAGE WHO’S HAD THAT RESPONSIBILITY TO DELIVER RESULTS FOR CONSTITUENTS AND I’VE DONE THAT. AND I’M GOING TO GO DOWN TO WASHINGTON, DO THE SAME THING I’M GOING TO GET TOGETHER WITH LIKE MINDED FOLKS, AND WE’RE GOING TO START TO CHANGE THE CULTURE. WE’RE GOING TO GET RID OF THESE OMNIBUS FUNDING BILLS AND GET BACK TO BASICS. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM JEAN MACKIN. ALL RIGHT, THANKS, ADAM. POPULATION AND WORKFORCE NUMBERS IN PARTS OF THE NORTH COUNTRY CONTINUE TO DECLINE OVER THE YEARS. POLITICIANS HAVE STOOD ON THIS STAGE PROMISING HELP AND MONEY TO BRING JOBS AND REVIVE THE ECONOMY. IN RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITIES. CONSIDER THE TRENDS. IS THAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING WORTH IT? AND WE’LL BEGIN WITH YOU, MR. BURNS. I MEAN, PROBABLY NOT DEPENDS, THOUGH. I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY. I MEAN, WE’VE GOT A ROBUST TRAVEL ECONOMY UP THERE. AND I THINK THAT THAT’S MORE OF A STATUS ISSUE ON HOW THEY’RE GOING TO SPEND THEIR MONEY OPENING UP SKI RESORTS, ALLOWING PEOPLE TO EXPAND. OBVIOUSLY, THERE’S CERTAIN REGULATION THAT’S KEPT SOME OF THE CORPORATIONS FROM BEING UP THERE. YOU KNOW, AND HONESTLY, I SEE THAT AS MORE OF A STATE ISSUE BRING JOBS. I’M NOT GOING TO BE THE TYPE OF GUY THAT GOES TO WASHINGTON, D.C. AND TRIES TO BRING HOME THE TO TRY TO BRING HOME ANOTHER FEDERAL PRISON MEAN THAT’S WHAT THE NORTH COUNTRY ENDED UP NOT EVEN REALLY THE JOBS THAT THEY WANTED WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOT INVOLVED. YOU KNOW, AND AGAIN, I THINK THIS IS MORE OF A STATE ISSUE THAN THAN MY JOB AS A WOLF, AS AS A CONGRESSMAN. MUSTANG. WILLIAMS, YOUR THOUGHTS ON SPENDING TO REVIVE RURAL COMMUNITIES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE? WELL, FUNDAMENTALLY, GOVERNOR DOES NOT CREATE A JOBS PRIVATE EMPLOYERS DO. SO THE BEST WAY TO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO WORK IS FOR GOVERNMENT. GET ALL THE WAY. AND STOPPING FIVE PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AND TAKING GOVERNMENT HANDOUTS AND WELFARE CHECKS. AND THE HUMAN BEINGS WILL FEEL MORE PROUD AND DIGNIFIED BY THE WHEN THEY HAVE A JOBS AND IN ORDER TO THRIVE AS A COUNTRY, AS INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WILL LIKE TO WORK. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STAY ALL THE WAY. AND IT’S BACK TO THE STATE, BACK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND PRIVATE, ACTUALLY, THE INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS TO CREATE THE JOBS. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US DO MORE OF THAT. AND MAYOR HANSELL, IT’S BECOME THE MODUS OPERANDI FOR DEMOCRATS IN WASHINGTON TO FIND A PROBLEM IN OUR SOCIETY, THROW MONEY AT IT, GET A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY, AND THEN MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS NOT GOOD GOVERNMENT AND WE HAVE TO WORK TO STOP IT. I WOULD LOVE TO STAND UP IN CONGRESS AND TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AS A MAYOR, AS A BUSINESS OWNER AT THE END OF THE LINE. SO THE FEDERAL SPENDING COMES FROM THE FEDS. IT GOES TO THE STATE, IT GETS ALL THE WAY DOWN. I KNOW WHAT’S WORKED, AND I KNOW A LOT OF STUFF THAT HAS A LOT THAT’S JUST BEEN WASTEFUL AND AND A BAD INVESTMENT FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS. WE NEED PEOPLE TO GO DOWN TO WASHINGTON FOCUS ON SOLUTIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY IN THESE PROGRAMS SO THAT THEY’RE PROVIDING A GOOD RETURN. I’D LOVE TO SEE TAX CREDITS IN IN THE STATE. WE HAVE TO INCENTIVIZE PRIVATE BUSINESSES TO OUR COMMUNITIES, WHICH THEY’RE VERY CAPABLE AND WILLING TO DO WITH THE RIGHT, RIGHT INCENTIVES. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM ME. IT’S ON INFRASTRUCTURE. OVER THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, DEMOCRATS AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTING MONEY SPENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, SPECIFICALLY THE SECOND DISTRICT, FROM A SNOW REMOVAL PROJECT IN BERLIN TO RURAL BROADBAND FUNDING IN MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES. THAT MONEY COMES FROM THE BIPARTISAN AND INFRASTRUCTURE BILL. DO YOU THINK THOSE DOLLARS ARE WELL SPENT AND WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL? WERE YOU IN CONGRESS AT THE TIME. WE START WITH YOU, MR. WILLIAMS. WELL, THAT THAT’S THE ONE OF THE PROBLEMS I HAVE WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE, BILL, AND THEN, YOU KILL THE BIG BILLS WITH TONS OF OTHERS DOES NOT A RELATE TO THE INSURANCE RIGHT TO THERE AND PORTS AND SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY AND THE BEST WAY TO DO INFERENCE WHAT’S REAL IS IT’S LIKE I HAVE A CLEAN BILL AND TALK ABOUT SPECIFICS. AND WHEN YOU SAY BIPARTISAN TO HAVE A BIG GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND LOOK WHERE WE ARE AS A COUNTRY 30, $20 IN DEBT AND EVERY CITIZENS AHEAD THERE IS A $92,000 DEBT. I TALKED TO A YOUNG MAN TODAY. HE SAID, I’M 20 YEARS OLD. I DON’T FEEL LIKE I HAVE A BRIGHT FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY. AT THE GAS STATION TODAY. HOW SAD IS THAT? SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXERCISE FAIRNESS. YOU’LL JUST TRAIN ON HOW MUCH MONEY THEY’RE GOING TO PRINT AND PROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T HAVE AND WE CAN’T AFFORD. WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDER? NO. OKAY. MAYOR, CANCEL THE QUESTION. DO YOU? NO WAY. I MEAN, THIS IS THIS IS THE SAME THING WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT. THESE ARE PROGRAMS AND THIS IS SPENDING THAT IS MEANT TO BUY. AND AND IT’S JUST INAPPROPRIATE. IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK. AND WE NEED WE NEED FOLKS THAT ARE GOING TO PUSH BACK AGAINST THESE TYPES OF SPENDING BILLS AND AND FRANKLY, AGAIN, WE HAVE TO ENABLE ENCOURAGE, INCENTIVIZE OUR COMMUNITIES TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN ISSUES, NOT JUST PROVIDE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR POLITICIANS IN AN ELECTION YEAR. AND I’M AFRAID THAT THAT’S ALL THIS IS. MR. BURNS, THE QUESTION TO YOU. SO, NO, I WOULDN’T HAVE I WOULDN’T HAVE DONE THE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL. THERE’S PROBABLY SOME GOOD PARTS TO IT AND STUFF THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN. BUT THERE’S A LOT OF BOONDOGGLE AND WASTE AND PORK, AS THERE ALWAYS IS. BUT I WILL SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS I’VE ALWAYS NOTICED IS THAT URBAN SEEMS TO ALWAYS BE ABOVE RURAL AND THE POOR. RURAL PEOPLE DO HAVE IT A LOT TOUGHER THAN A LOT OF THE URBAN PEOPLE. WHEN WE SAW THE COVID BREAKDOWN, YOU KNOW, WE’D SEE THESE PICTURES OF, YOU KNOW, SOME CHILDREN WHO DIDN’T HAVE INTERNET AT THEIR HOME. SO THEY HAD TO GO TO THE LOCAL TACO BELL. YOU KNOW, IF YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF COAST COUNTY, YOU DON’T HAVE A LOCAL TACO BELL WITH WI FI TO GO TO. AND THAT IS UNFAIR. AND IT IS UNFAIR HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON THE URBAN AREAS. AND WE’VE TOTALLY NEGLECTED THE RURAL AREAS. YOU KNOW, IF I’M GOING TO, YOU KNOW, PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, YOU KNOW, I’M GOING TO BE ENDING A LOT OF THIS PORK SPENDING, PARTICULARLY IN THE URBAN AREAS LIKE THAT. BUT AT EXPENSE OF RURAL AREAS. YOU KNOW, WE’RE GOING TO BE FIGHTING, TOO, IF THE MONEY’S COMING DOWN, WE’RE GOING TO BE FIGHTING FOR THOSE RURAL AREAS AS WELL. AND, YOU KNOW, POINTING OUT THE ATTENTION THAT THEY ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THERE’S NOT AS MANY VOTERS THERE FOR THE DEMOCRATS. NEXT QUESTION FROM JEAN MACKIN. MANY REPUBLIC KIDS ARE ANGRY OVER THE FBI SERVING A SEARCH WARRANT AT FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RESIDENCE. AND THE FBI IS NOW FACING AN UNPRECEDENTED LEVEL OF THREATS, WITH AGENTS ON HIGH ALERT FOR VIOLENCE. SOME PEOPLE NOW CONSIDER FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS THE ENEMY. IN THIS SCENARIO. DO YOU AND HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THOSE WHO DO FEEL WAY? WE’LL BEGIN WITH YOU, MR. BURNS. SO SOME PEOPLE FEEL THE WAY THAT ABOUT FEDERAL AGENCIES. NOW, THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WEREN’T PAYING ATTENTION IN THE NINETIES WHEN CLINTON WEAPONIZED A LOT OF THESE AGENCIES TO BEGIN WITH, LIKE THE ATF, WHERE WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING AND YOU SEE A BUSLOAD OF CHILDREN THAT WERE SET ON FIRE BY JANET RENO AND HER ATF GOONS. THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICA AND WE’VE BEEN DEALING WITH THIS A LONG TIME. THESE FEDERAL AGENCIES, A LOT OF THEM HAVE NO SCRUTINY AND OVERSIGHT, AND THAT ABSOLUTELY NEEDS TO STOP. WE NEED TO GET RID OF SOME OF THESE AGENCIES AND COMBINE THEM. WHY DO WE HAVE AN ATF? WHY DO WE HAVE A DEA AND AN FBI THAT DOESN’T COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER? THEY TOTALLY NEED OVERSIGHT. THERE PROBABLY NEEDS TO BE A LOT OF GUTTING. THEY’RE NOT CONTROLLED BY THE POLITICIANS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY’RE CONTROLLED BY THE SPECIAL INTERESTS, THE UNIONS AND THE DEMOCRAT GOVERNMENT THAT’S IN THERE RIGHT NOW. 87,000 ARMED IRS AGENTS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO GO OUT THERE AND SHOOT PEOPLE OVER TAXES. TAXES, MONEY. I’M SORRY THAT I FEAR. AND I FEARED THAT FOR A LONG TIME. MUSTANG WILLIAMS. I’M A VERY, VERY CONCERNED. IT’S UNPRECEDENTED. YOU KNOW, RADAR FOR FORMER PRESIDENT’S HOME AND I LIVED THIS COUNTRY. 1988. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A FEDERAL AGENCIES WERE SO WEAPONIZED AND TO GO AFTER POTENTIALLY POLITICAL DISSIDENTS FOR EXAMPLE DOJ, FBI WERE SUPPOSED TO WANT. AND THEN IF I EVEN PARENTS WHO SPEAK UP AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS A POTENTIAL DOMESTIC TERRORIST. I GREW UP IN COMMUNIST CHINA. THAT’S WHAT THE COMMUNIST CHINA DOES. ONE PARTY CONTROL AND THE WEAPONIZED STATE AGENCIES TO GO AFTER DISSIDENTS VOICES. IF I SPEAK LIKE THE WAY I DO TODAY HERE, I BE LOCKED UP IN CHINA. SO I’M VERY CONCERNED FOR MY NEW COUNTRY. AND WE NEED TO HAVE A CONVERSATIONS. I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE, BUT INSTEAD OF A PURGE, PURGE POLITICAL DISSIDENTS, I CANNOT TOLERATE THAT. I WORK TO TELL MY STORY AND TO STOP THAT FROM THE U.S. CONGRESS LEVEL. AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE ISSUE, MAYOR HANSELL? SO I DON’T I DON’T TAKE THIS ACTION OUT ON THE RANK AND FILE FBI AGENTS. AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF THINGS GOING ON HERE. ONE IS WE HAVE A CULTURE WAR AGAINST OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. THIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. I’M SEEING IT AS A MAYOR. IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO RECRUIT OFFICERS NOW. IT’S VERY, VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE. WE JUST DON’T HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO GO INTO THE FIELD. AND I AM THE ONLY ONE ON THE STAGE IS ACTUALLY SUPPORTED. OUR POLICE. WE RAISED OUR IN KEENE BY 9% OVER THE THREE YEARS SINCE I’VE BEEN MAYOR. SO THAT’S ONE THING WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT EXTENDS DOWN TO THE BORDER SO THAT WE HAVE THE RESOURCES DOWN AT THE BORDER TO STOP ILLEGAL DRUGS FROM COMING IN HERE. AND THE AGENTS DOWN THERE HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY TO DO THEIR JOBS. BUT IN REGARDS TO THE MAR A LAGO RAID, THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. IT’S FRANKLY IT’S ONE OF MANY INSTITUTIONS. THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS ONE OF MANY INSTITUTES MEANS THAT PEOPLE, THIS COUNTRY HAVE SERIOUS DOUBTS ABOUT. AND THAT’S WHY WE NEED A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN CONGRESS, BECAUSE IT IS THE ONLY ANTIDOTE TO STARTING TO RESTORE TRUST. THESE VITAL GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS. JUST TO CLARIFY, MR. BURNS, DO YOU SEE THE AGENTS AS THE ENEMY IN THIS SCENARIO? SOME OF THEM ARE. I MEAN, THERE’S A LOT OF BAD PEOPLE IN THERE. SOME OF THEM ARE GOOD PEOPLE. I’M SURE. BUT I MEAN, IT’S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT STRUCTURE. AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. HE ADDS LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO THE FBI. I MEAN, IT’S COMPLETELY SEPARATE. I MEAN, THESE ARE THESE ARE FEDERAL AGENTS LIVING IN D.C. THEY’RE IN THE CORRUPT SWAMP COMPARED TO YOUR, YOU KNOW, LOCAL, YOU KNOW, TOWN POLICE OFFICER. I DON’T REALLY SEE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE TWO AND, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER LAST THING I’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THE FBI, I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE FORGET IS LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO RICHARD REID. AND THAT WAS THAT WAS 20 PLUS YEARS AGO WHEN THE FBI WAS TRYING TO MAKE OUT EVERY OVERWEIGHT WHITE MAN WHO OWNED A FEW GUNS IS SOME SORT OF DOMESTIC TERRORIST. IT’S TIME THIS TIME. WILLIAMS YOU SEE DO YOU SEE THE AGENTS AS THE ENEMY? WELL, I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT FBI. I DO BELIEVE MOST PEOPLE ARE GOOD PEOPLE. BUT THE LEADERSHIP REALLY HAS BECOME POLITICAL SIZED. THAT’S WHAT I DON’T LIKE TO SEE. WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC. WE HAVE SEPARATION OF POWERS. SO FBI SHOULD THE LEADERSHIP SHOULD BE REALLY, REALLY AND LOOK AND MAYBE IT COULD BE REFORMED OR MAYBE WE COULD START ANOTHER AGENCY, GET RID OF FBI. I HAVE TO LOOK INTO THAT. ALL RIGHT. NEXT QUESTION COMING FROM STEVE BOTTARI OR ADAM. THANKS, MARY HANSEL, AS A CITY COUNCILOR, YOU VOTED AGAINST A RESOLUTION IDENTIFYING KEENE AS A SANCTUARY CITY, BUT IT PASSED ANYWAY. WHY? AS MAYOR AND AS A REPUBLICAN AND HAVE YOU NOT TAKING ANY ACTION TO UNDO OR REVERSE THIS VERY CLEAR VALUE STATEMENT BY THE CITY? KEENE IS NOW A SANCTUARY CITY AND THAT RESOLUTION DID NOT MAKE KEENE A SANCTUARY CITY. IT WAS AN ASPIRATION AND ALL RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF THAT CITY COUNCIL TO CALL KEENE A DIVERSE COMMUNITY, WHICH IS FINE. I FOUGHT AGAINST THE INITIATIVE TO MAKE KEENE A SANCTUARY CITY AND I INCREASED OUR POLICE BUDGET, PUSHING BACK AGAINST LIBERAL INITIATIVES TO DO THE OPPOSITE. AND FRANKLY, IT’S JUST NOT TRUE. THIS IS A LIE THAT’S BEEN PERPETRATED BY ONE OF MY PRIMARY OPPONENTS HERE TRYING TO MISQUOTE MY RECORD. AND IT’S NOT TRUE. AND BOB BURNS JUST SEEMS TO MAKE THINGS UP AS HE GOES ALONG AND FRANKLY, THE DEMOCRATS IN THIS RACE HAVE BEEN PUMPING MONEY INTO OUR PRIMARY TO SPREAD HIS LIES FAR AND WIDE. AND IT’S WRONG AND IT’S NOT RIGHT. WELL, SO, MR. BURNS HAVE KEYED IN ON THIS ISSUE, SAYING THE MAYOR RUNS A SANCTUARY CITY AND THAT IT’S AFFECTED THE QUALITY OF LIFE THERE IN KEENE. SO WHAT PROOF DO YOU HAVE THAT THE SANCTUARY CITY RESOLUTION HAS MADE ANY REAL WORLD IMPACT? WELL, I MEAN, WE CAN SEE IT IN THE NUMBERS. I MEAN, AS FAR AS YOU LOOK AT FOR DRUG OVERDOSES, THEY HAVE ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES IN THE ENTIRE STATE AND I REALIZE IT’S A CITY, BUT IT’S THE SIZE OF A SMALL TOWN. 22,000 PEOPLE. SO WE CAN SEE THE DRUGS ARE CLEARLY THERE. KEENE THAT WE DON’T SEE IN A LOT OF SIMILAR SIZED COMMUNITIES. AND WHAT PROOF DO I HAVE THAT IT’S A SANCTUARY CITY? I MEAN, I READ IT FROM EVERYWHERE ELSE. I DIDN’T REALIZE HIS OPPONENT WAS THE KEENE SENTINEL, BUT IN 2017, WHEN HE VOTED ON IT, THE KEENE SENTINEL CLEARLY RECORDED THE VOTE THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED THERE. WILL YOU VOTED AGAINST? BUT HE DIDN’T DISAGREE WITH THE SENTIMENT OUT OF THE RESOLUTION, AND HE DID NOTHING TO FIGHT AGAINST IT. I’M SORRY IF THAT’S THE TYPE OF FIGHTING THAT YOU’RE GOING TO BRING TO WASHINGTON AS WELL. I’M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS RESOLUTION, BUT I AGREE WITH THE SENTIMENT. I MEAN, SERIOUSLY, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO GET ANY ACTUAL FIGHTING DONE. THAT’S JUST NOT HOW IT’S DONE. SO, LISTEN, IT’S ABSOLUTE FACT. AND THEN AND THEN HE WENT BEYOND THAT STEP. HE MARCHED WITH BLM AND THEN HE PUT THE SHERIFF, ELI, WHO WHO NAMED CHESHIRE COUNTY AS A SANCTUARY COUNTY ON HIS SOCIAL JUSTICE BOARD THAT HE CREATED. SO I DON’T KNOW IF THAT IF THAT’S FIGHTING SANCTUARY CITIES, I MUST SPEAK. MR. MAYOR. HANSELL, YOU HAVE SECONDS TO RESPOND AGAIN, BOB. WE ALL KNOW BOB JUST MAKES THIS STUFF UP AND THEN PEOPLE PICK UP ON IT AND IT SPREADS AROUND. IT’S NOT ACCURATE. KEENE IS NOT A SANCTUARY CITY. I DID KNOW MARCHING WITH BLM. THAT’S JUST NOT A THING THAT HAPPENED. BUT WE DO HAVE AN OPIOID IN KEENE. AS MANY COMMUNITIES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DO, AND THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO SECURE THE BORDER AND DO IT TAKES FOR FAR TOO LONG PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT. NOBODY’S DONE ANYTHING ABOUT. AND THAT INCLUDES REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. WHEN I GO DOWN TO WASHINGTON, I AM GOING TO FIGHT EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE WE SUPPORT SECURE THE BORDER AND DON’T LET DRUGS INTO OUR COMMUNITIES ANYMORE. AND ANOTHER PART OF THE ONGOING IMMIGRATION DEBATE, MR. WILLIAMS, IS ABOUT HOW TO DEAL WITH SO-CALLED DREAMERS, PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE ILLEGALLY WHEN THEY WERE CHILDREN, SPENDING ALMOST ALL THEIR LIVES HERE IN AMERICA. YOU SAID THERE SHOULD BE A LEGAL PATH FOR THOSE DREAMERS TO, QUOTE, COME OUT OF THE SHADOWS, IN YOUR WORDS. WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE? WELL, I AM A LEGAL OUR COUNTRY IS A MELTING POT FROM, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD COMING HERE ONCE AMERICAN DREAM. BUT I DON’T LIKE THIS CURRENT BORDER CRISIS AND THE MADNESS IN CHAOTIC SITUATION. YOU KNOW, DRUGS ARE COMING. HUMAN TRAFFICKING CAME AND THE TRUMP WANTED TO DREAMERS OUT OF SHADOWS BY NEGOTIATING WITH DEMOCRATS THAT TIME $5 BILLION FINISHED THE WALL AND THE DREAMERS COULD HAVE SOME KIND OF LEGAL WAY TO COME OUT OF SHADOWS TO LEAVE THEIR AMERICAN DREAM. BUT NOTHING HAPPENED BECAUSE DEMOCRATS USED THE IN PLAY POLITICS INSTEAD THINK ABOUT PUT OUR COUNTRY FIRST AND PUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE LIFE FIRST. SO NOW THE DREAMERS I MET SOME OF THEM. THEY ARE STILL WAITING. THERE’S NO LONG TERM SOLUTION. AND I WANT TO REFORM OUR CURRENT IMMIGRATION SYSTEM BY STARTING BY NUMBER ONE, SECURE OUR BORDERS. IT’S NOT GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY, FOR OUR PEOPLE AND FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DRUG PROBLEM HERE. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM JEAN MACKIN PARENTS ROLES IN THEIR CHILDREN’S PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EDUCATIONS HAVE BECOME A DIVISIVE ISSUE THIS ELECTION, IN PART DRIVEN BY COVID MASK MANDATES. THE WAY RACE RELATIONS ARE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS, ALONG WITH DISCUSSIONS IN THE CLASSROOMS ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION ASIAN REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS HAVE INTRODUCED A SO CALLED PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT THAT WOULD GIVE PARENTS THE RIGHT TO SUE SCHOOLS. THAT’S VIOLATE A PARENT’S RIGHT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN’S LIVES AT SCHOOL. WOULD YOU VOTE FOR THIS BILL OR SOMETHING LIKE IT AND DO YOU THINK IT’S GOOD POLICY FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BE INVOLVED IN LOCAL SCHOOLS? MR. HANK WILLIAMS LET’S START WITH YOU. WELL, AS A MOTHER, THREE CHILDREN WHO ARE AMERICAN, THIS COUNTRY, I’M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOLS. AND I’M ALSO CHAIR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE AGING COALITION, ORGANIZED IN CONCORD TO STOP CRITICAL RACE THEORY INDOCTRINATING. I WAS INDOCTRINATED FOR MANY YEARS IN CHINA’S GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS AND THE CONTINUALLY TO BE BRAINWASHED EVEN WHEN I BECOME ACTUALLY LAW SCHOOL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. SO I SAW THE POWER OF INDOCTRINATING AND THE PARENT RIGHTS DID NOT EXIST IN. CHINA DO NOT EXIST TODAY. SO I’M VERY STRONG ON PARENTAL RIGHTS. I GOT THE ENDORSEMENT BY THE PARENT OR RIGHTS GROUPS. I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER THE FEDERAL PARENTS RIGHTS BILL BECAUSE LOTS OF BLUE STATES AND THEY ARE TAKING PARENTAL RIGHTS AWAY AND TELL PARENTS YOU DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE TEACHING OUR KIDS AND THE TEACHERS UNIONS ARE PUSHING FOR CRITICAL BRINGING 14,000 SCHOOL DISTRICT. I THINK IT’S TO ME AS AN IMMIGRANT WILL SEE OUR COUNTRY DIVIDE IT BY RACE AND SKIN COLOR. IT JUST UNBELIEVABLE. REMIND ME WHAT I WAS RING CHINA ALL RIGHT TO YOU NOW, MAYOR HANSELL. YES, I WOULD BE IN OF A PARENT’S BILL OF RIGHTS. WE HAVE TO PUT THE PARENTS BACK IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR THEIR KIDS EDUCATION. AND WHILE SCHOOL EDUCATION IS A IS MOSTLY A ISSUE AND I DEFINITELY FIGHT THAT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE CASES WHERE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE BEING TRANSPARENT AND THAT PARENTS ARE GETTING THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED TO ENSURE THAT THEIR KIDS ARE BEING EDUCATED AND NOT INDOCTRINATED. AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS ISSUE? MR. BURNS I WOULD VOTE FOR IT WITH THE CAVEAT THAT WE COULD GET RID OF IT AS LONG AS WE GET RID OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. AND, YOU KNOW, IF THE DEMOCRATS DON’T LIKE A PARENTAL BILL OF RIGHTS, THEN WE CAN GET RID OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND WE CAN USE THAT. I THINK AS TO GET RID OF IT. ALSO, IF THE REPUBLICANS COME IN CONTROL AND WE STILL HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, I ENCOURAGE THAT. WE TEACH HISTORY AND NOT DO THINGS LIKE ERASE COLUMBUS DAY FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY AS MAYOR HANSELL DID THERE. YOU’VE BEEN INVOKED 30 SECONDS. THAT IS ANOTHER FABRICATION. I DID NOT ERASE COLUMBUS DAY OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO IT’S JUST NOT TRUE. PLEASE CHECK EVERYTHING BOB SAYS BECAUSE WHAT HE SAYS, GOOGLE IT. IT’S AQUARIUS VIDEO WITH YOU WEARING A MASK OUTSIDE, GETTING RID OF IT, AND THEN LOOKING TO SEE IF THERE’S ANY INDIGENOUS OUT THERE TO TAKE YOUR PROCLAMATION RIGHT. ALL RIGHT. SO BOB REALLY DOES NOT UNDERSTAND HOW LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKS. I’VE BEEN A MAYOR IN A CITY. I’M THE ONLY PERSON ON THE STAGE WHO HAS HAD CONSTITUENTS, HAS HAD TO LISTEN TO THE CONSTITUENTS AND DELIVER RESULTS FOR THEM. I’VE DONE THAT IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. THE ONES I’M REALLY PROUD OF ARE I SUPPORTED OUR POLICE. AND WE NEED SOMEBODY WHO’S GOING TO GO DOWN TO WASHINGTON AND FIGHT FOR OUR MEMBERS. A LAW ENFORCEMENT EVERY SINGLE DAY. I WILL DO THAT BECAUSE I HAVE DONE IT. I ALSO REDUCED OUR DEBT SERVICE BY HALF IN THREE YEARS AS MAYOR. I’M VERY PROUD OF THAT. IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE TAKANO TRIBE ASKING YOU TO ERASE COLUMBUS DAY BECAUSE OF BECAUSE OF THE ATROCITIES THAT WERE COMMITTED DOWN IN IN THE ISLANDS OF CUBA AND PUERTO RICO. YOU ALL KNOW, BOB, JUST MAKE STUFF UP AS HE GOES ALONG. THAT’S ACTUAL HISTORY. LET’S MOVE ALONG TO THE LIGHTNING ROUND. AND ODDLY ENOUGH, THIS IS A GOOD SEGUE WAY FOR THE FIRST LIGHTNING ROUND QUESTION. THE LARGEST CITY IN YOUR DISTRICT REPLACING DAY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY. DO YOU AGREE WITH THE ASH WAS DECISION MAKER HANSELL? NO, MR. WILLIAMS. ABSOLUTELY NO, MR. BURNS. ALL RIGHT, MR. WILLIAMS, DID GOVERNOR CHRIS SUNUNU DO A GOOD JOB HANDLING THE COVID-19? WELL, THAT I THINK HE DID. SOME THINGS ARE GOOD AND, SOME SENSE. I HAVE A CONCERN AND SMALL BUSINESS WERE I MEAN SHUTTING DOWN AND SOME PEOPLE LOST THEIR JOBS AND THOSE CAREERS AND LOST THE INCOME AND ALSO THE MANDATE. I DON’T LIKE THE MANDATES. I THINK THAT’S WHAT MAKE AMERICA GREAT IS THAT PEOPLE HAVE CHOICES. MR.. BURNS SO IT’S EASY TO MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK, BUT NO, I DISAGREED WITH EVERYTHING HE DID AT THE TIME. I, QUITE FRANKLY, DIDN’T FOLLOW THE LOCKDOWN. OF COURSE, I DIDN’T REALLY HAVE TO BECAUSE I WAS WORKING IN AN INDUSTRY WHERE I WAS CONSIDERED OF A REQUIRED WORKER. I ACTUALLY WAS, YOU KNOW, WAS ABLE TO TRAVEL EVERY WEEK. AND THE ONE NICE THING THAT I WILL GIVE THIS TO CHRIS SUNUNU, HE KEPT ONE RESTAURANT OPEN IN THE ENTIRE STATE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND IT WAS THE ONE AT THE AIRPORT MAYOR CANCELED. SO I DON’T LIKE MONDAY QUARTERBACKING AND EXECUTIVE LIKE THAT. I DISAGREE WITH MANDATES. I’M NOT FOR MANDATES IN ANY FORM. I WAS ACTUALLY THE DECIDING VOTE TO GET RID OF THE MASK MANDATE IN. KEENE. AS SOON AS I HAD THAT OPPORTUNITY AS MAYOR. ALL RIGHT. AND LIGHTNING ROUND KIND LIKE 15. SECOND ANSWER HERE IF YOU CAN, MR. BURNS. SHOULD PEOPLE BE ABLE TO BUY SILENCERS FOR GUNS WITHOUT THROUGH A FINGERPRINT AND TAX STAMP PROCESS? YES, ABSOLUTELY. AND THEY’RE CALLED SUPPRESSORS. MR. WILLIAMS. YES. MAYOR HANSELL SO I SUPPORT THE CURRENT LAW ON SUPPRESSORS. ALL RIGHT. YOU HEAR A NOR’EASTER IS COMING. MAYOR HANSEL. BLIZZARD STRENGTH. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU STOCK UP ON TOILET PAPER? NOT GOING TO KNOCK. GOING TO I DON’T NEED TO BE TAUGHT THAT LESSON TWICE, JUST AT LEAST ONCE. SO NOR’EASTERS, BLIZZARD STRENGTH. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU’RE GOING TO STOCK UP ON? AND I’M NOT CHINESE. OUR START UP RACE. MR. BURNS, ANYTHING TO MAKE A BLT AND SOME WHOLE, WHOLE FAT MILK. ALL RIGHT. AND LAST ONE HERE IN THE LIGHTNING ROUND. MR. BURNS, ARE YOU EXCITED AT THE PROSPECT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP RUNNING IN 2024? ABSOLUTELY. MR. WILLIAMS. YES, MR. MAYOR? HANSELL YES. OKAY. WELL, LET’S MOVE TO A QUESTION ABOUT GUNS. YOU ARE ALL SUPPORTERS OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT, AND YOU DO NOT. MORE GUN LAWS WILL HELP CURB VIOLENCE, BUT IS THERE A BILL THAT CONGRESS COULD PASS THAT MIGHT PREVENT ANOTHER SHOOTING? AND FIRST TO YOU. MAYOR HANSELL, I’M SURE THERE MIGHT BE A BILL TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS AT SCHOOLS, BUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS VERY CLEAR. I AM A GUN OWNER. I’M A SHOOTER AND I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANY NEW RESTRICTIONS ON FIREARMS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL. MR.. WILLIAMS WELL, ONE OF THE BASIC BILL OF RIGHTS I REALLY LOVE IS OUR SECOND AMENDMENT VERY DEAR TO MY HEART, SAY TO 1.4 BILLION CHINESE IN MY NATIVE COUNTRY ARE DISARMED UNDER TOTAL LOCKDOWN. MY FIRST ARTICLE I EVER PUBLISHED THIS, COUNTRY, CALLED THE GUNS AGAINST TYRANNY AND TALK ABOUT HIM AND SQUARE STUDENTS WERE MOWED DOWN BY THE TANKS. IF THE CHINESE PEOPLE HAD THE GUNS, THEY WOULD FIGHT THE TYRANNY. SO THAT’S VERY DEAR TO MY HEART. I WANT TO REPEAL ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN CONTROL LAWS. MR. BURNS, NATIONAL RECIPROCITY. AND WE NEED TO MAKE IT SO THAT INDIVID FUELS WHO ARE LAW ABIDING CITIZENS CAN BE ABLE TO BUY GUNS IN PLACES LIKE CHICAGO AND BALTIMORE. ALSO, I THINK, YOU KNOW, REPUBLICANS LOVE TO SAY MENTAL HEALTH, BUT THEY DON’T GIVE LOT OF SPECIFICS. WE NEED TO GET KIDS OFF, THE INTERNET, THE TED TALK AND EVERYTHING ELSE. WE HAVE TO STOP IMPARTING THEM WITH 20 HOURS A DAY OF THE NEWS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT’S JUST SHOWING THESE VIOLENT CRIMES OVER AND OVER AGAIN. FOLLOW UP ON THE GUN ISSUE. MR. BURNS, IF ELECTED, WOULD YOU SUPPORT FEDERAL LEGISLATION TO FUND THE ARMING AND FIREARMS TRAINING OF TEACHERS TO MAKE THEM THEIR OWN PROTECTORS CLASSROOMS? SO YOU THE THING IS, IS I THINK THAT A PRIVATE INDUSTRY, THE NRA WOULD ACTUALLY COME IN AND DO THAT WITHOUT FEDERAL FUNDS. I WOULD I WOULD DEFINITELY HELP TO ENCOURAGE IT. YOU KNOW, I HATE THE IDEA OF LOOKING AT SOMETHING AND JUST BECAUSE IT’S MY SPECIAL INTEREST, I WANT TO DUMP FEDERAL MONEY INTO IT. BUT I WOULDN’T BE AGAINST IT. YOU KNOW, IT’S SOMETHING THAT COULD PROBABLY GO EITHER WAY, BUT I THINK IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PARTNER UP WITH. PRIVATE PEOPLE LIKE SIG SAUER AND NHRA, WHO I THINK WOULD BE HAPPY TO TO PUT MONEY IN THERE BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TO SELL MORE GUNS. ALL RIGHT, MAYOR HANSELL, WOULD YOU SUPPORT FUNDING THE ARMING AND TRAINING OF TEACHERS? NO, NO MEAN THERE ARE THINGS WE NEED TO ADDRESS WITH SCHOOL SAFETY RIGHT NOW. WE’RE TAKING BETTER CARE OF MONEY AND BANKS THAN WE ARE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL. THAT’S A PROBLEM THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT. AND THERE ARE LIKELY THINGS CAN DO TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS MORE SAFE AND MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS, WHEN THEY GO TO SCHOOL ARE FOCUSED ON LEARNING AND THAT PARENTS, WHEN THEY DROP THEIR KIDS OFF, ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT THEY’LL BE PICKING UP THEIR KIDS SAFE AND SOUND AT THE END OF THE DAY. MR. WILLIAMS SAME QUESTION. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BECOMES AND MORE LIMITED IN THEIR POWERS AND COST AND GIVE BACK TO THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. LET THEM FEEL SORRY FOR REPEAT AND GUN FREE ZONES AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL GUN CONTROL LAWS. LOCAL PRIVATE PEOPLE WERE STEPPING IN TO DECIDE WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AND KEEP OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SAFE. A LOT OF PEOPLE CARRY CONCEALED LIKE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY, AND A TEACHER VOLUNTEERED TO CARRY. THAT’S GREAT IDEA. LOCALLY. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM STEVE BOTTARI, AND I’M THANKS. THIS YEAR, NEW HAMPSHIRE’S TWO LARGEST CITIES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE THE MOST OPIOID DEATHS SINCE 2017. YOU WOULD REPRESENT ONE OF THOSE CITIES OF NASHUA. DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE, IT IS ONCE AGAIN GETTING DIRE. IS ANYTHING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CURRENTLY DOING THAT IS WORKING TO STEM ADDICTION? AND WHAT FRESH IDEAS WOULD YOU BRING TO CONGRESS THAT COULD QUICKLY MAKE A CHANGE? MR. BURNS, TO YOU FIRST. YEAH, SURE. NEED TO STOP GIVING FEDERAL MONEY TO THE DRUG REHABILITATION THAT HAVE HIGH RATES OF FACILITIES. WE NEED TO STOP FUNDING SUBOXONE. SUBOXONE, I THINK, CAN HELP A LOT PEOPLE GET OFF DRUGS, BUT WE CAN’T BE HANDING PEOPLE 15, 20, 30 DAYS. SUPPLIES OF A DANGEROUS NARCOTIC THAT’S SUPPOSED TO GET YOU NARCOTICS, PARTICULARLY THAT WE’VE BEEN SEEING PEOPLE USING SUBOXONE FOR 1 TO 3 YEARS. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO HELP YOU GET OFF OF OPIOIDS, GET YOU ON TO OPIOIDS. AND WE’RE FINDING MORE AND MORE CHILDREN NOW ARE ACTUALLY GETTING ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS WITH THINGS LIKE SUBOXONE TO BEGIN WITH KUSTER SIGNED A BILL THAT MADE IT EASIER TO PRESCRIBE THIS DANGEROUS OPIOID TO PEOPLE, EVEN GIVING THE ABILITY TO OH, SHE SPONSORED IT EVEN GIVING ABILITY TO THINGS LIKE MIDWIVES TO PRESCRIBE. YOU KNOW, WE NEED TO TIGHTEN OUR SHIP HERE AND WE NEED TO STOP JUST HANDING OUT FEDERAL MONEY LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR JUST BECAUSE WE HOPE THAT WHAT WE’RE DOING WILL BECAUSE IT HASN’T BEEN WORKING. MARIANNE SO SAME QUESTION. SECURE THE BORDER. WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR DECADES. PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT IT UP AND REPUBLICANS GIVE HIM THE RESOURCES HE NEEDED TO ACTUALLY FINISH THE JOB. I AM ACUTELY AWARE OF WHAT HAPPENS WITH UNSECURED BORDER AND DRUGS POURING INTO OUR COMMUNITY. IT’S TAXING OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES. IT’S TAXING POLICE. WE NEED CONSERVATIVE FIGHTERS WHO ARE USED TO DOING AND PUSHING BACK ON LIBERAL AGENDAS TO GO DOWN AND JUST GET THE JOB DONE. WHETHER IT’S RESOURCES FOR OUR BORDER AGENTS, WHETHER IT’S BUILDING THE WALL OR SENDING A RESERVE TROOPS TO ACTUALLY MAKE IT HAPPEN. THIS IS A FOUNDATIONAL ISSUE THAT JUST IT CAUSES ALL KINDS PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF JOE BIDEN AND AND CUSTER RIGHT THERE WITH HIM. THERE THEIR POLICY ON ON THE AND IT NEEDS TO CHANGE AND MUSTANG WILLIAMS WELL 90% OF FENTANYL COMING FROM OPEN BORDERS AND OUR SALES IN BORDER AND THE CHINA COMMENT IS CHINA OUR SOUTHERN BORDER IS NOT SECURE. THEY SHIP THE FENTANYL MATERIALS TO MEXICO. NESSEL DRUG DEALERS MARK THE MEETING. IT’S A SAD TO SAY THEY ARE GRANITE YOU KNOW YOUNG PEOPLE AND DIE OF OVERDOSE. AND SO NUMBER ONE IS TO SECURE THE BORDERS. THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE STRAINS, OUR COMMUNITIES AND THERAPY, MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND THE FAMILIES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL AND THE EDUCATION COUNCIL IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS A DRUG ADDICTED. SO BY BEING A HUMAN WAY TO, HELP THEM. IT’S REALLY THROUGH YOUR LOCAL AND STRAINS FAMILIES. I WANT TO FOLLOW UP HERE ON THIS. IT’S AN IMPORTANT HAS THIS CRISIS AFFECTED YOU IN ANY PERSONAL WAY? MAYOR HASLAM, TO YOU FIRST, I THINK ALMOST EVERY PERSON IN NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS FENTANYL RIGHT NOW IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH. DEATH FOR TO 45 YEAR OLDS IN THIS COUNTRY. THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH. THAT’S UNACCEPTABLE. EVERY GRANITE STATE SHOULD BE STANDING UP AND SHOUTING TO THEIR ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING BETTER. WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. IT’S AFFECTING EVERY COMMUNITY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. ANYWHERE I GO IN THE DISTRICT, I TALK TO MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, I SAY, WHAT ARE THE ISSUES YOU’RE SEEING? WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THEM. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME ANSWER. TAKE CARE OF THE DRUGS THAT ARE FLOODING INTO OUR COMMUNITY IS THAT STARTS AT THE BORDER. THAT STARTS WITH STRONG CONSERVATIVES STANDING UP TO THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND MAKING IT HAPPEN. I WILL BE THAT FIGHTER. MR. WILLIAMS, AS THIS CRISIS AFFECTED YOU IN ANY PERSONAL WAY? I DO. I HAVE A FRIEND IN NORTH. HIS DAUGHTER IS 30 YEARS OLD, JUST OFF SOUTHERN, DIED OF FENTANYL WAS A VERY SAD AND SO IT’S NOT JUST A NEW HAMPSHIRE PROBLEM. IT’S ACTUALLY PROBLEM IN LOTS OF OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. AND SO THE DEMOCRATS WHO WILL TALK ABOUT THEIR CONCERN, THE REGULAR PEOPLE. HOW COME LED BORDER ISSUE AND CONTINUE TO DRAG ON THE ARM AND THE YOU KNOW THEY ANCASTER NEIGHBOR CALL OUT BIDEN TO SAY SECURE BORDER. NOW WE HAVE AN ISSUE HERE WITH THE GRANITE STATERS SAME MR. BURNS YEAH OBVIOUSLY THOUGH MY BROTHER WAS MURDERED BY HIS EX GIRLFRIEND OR I SUPPOSE HIS GIRLFRIEND AT TIME. I MEAN, THEY WERE HEROIN ADDICTS. THEY MET EACH OTHER IN ONE OF THESE DRUG REHABILITATION CENTERS THAT JUST REALLY DIDN’T CARE. IT WAS ALL ABOUT MAKING MONEY. AND I SAW THROUGH HIS TIME OF TRYING TO GET OF HEROIN USING SUBOXONE WAS ONLY A CRUTCH THAT, ALLOWED HIM TO CONTINUE TO USE HEROIN ON THE WEEKENDS AND WORK ON WEEKDAYS. SO I THINK I’VE SEEN IT, YOU KNOW, ALL THE WAY ON EVERY LEVEL AND BASICALLY HOW DESTRUCTIVE OUR STATE AND FEDERAL POLICIES HAVE BEEN WHEN THEY’VE TRIED TO HELP PEOPLE OUT. NEXT QUESTION COMES FROM JEAN MACKIN. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. CLIMATE SCIENTISTS AT DARTMOUTH AND UNHCR SHORTER, WARMER WINTERS COULD DECIMATE NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HALF BILLION DOLLAR SKI INDUSTRY BY THE END OF THE CENTURY. THEY’RE PREDICTING INCREASE IN RAIN AND A 50% DECREASE IN SNOWFALL WITH TEMPERATURES NOT COLD ENOUGH TO USE CURRENT SNOW MAKING TECHNOLOGY. WHAT’S STEPS, IF ANY, WOULD YOU WANT CONGRESS TO TAKE NOW TO PROTECT THE STATE’S SKI BUSINESS FROM THIS PROJECTED COLLAPSE? MAYOR HANSEL YEAH, SO I DON’T I THINK IT’S IT’S UP TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY TO ADAPT, BUT WE HAVE A VERY STRONG SKI INDUSTRY IN THIS STATE AND EVERY MEMBER OF CONGRESS, EVERY FEDERAL SENATOR NEEDS TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THAT. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THAT WOULD LOOK, BUT MAYBE SOME MAYBE SOME FUNDING OR TAX CREDITS TO HELP OUR SKI INDUSTRIES AND CHANGE THE WAY THAT THEY DO BUSINESS, OPERATE IN THE SUMMERTIME WITH DIFFERENT THINGS. WE’RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE OUR NATURAL RESOURCES HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. GREAT OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES ALL YEAR ROUND. AND SO IT MAY JUST BE A MATTER OF HELPING TO MARKET THAT TO THE REST OF THE WORLD BECAUSE NEW HAMPSHIRE IS AN AMAZING PLACE TO LIVE WITH LOTS OF OPPORTUNITY. MUSTANG WILLIAMS I WANT TO REALLY PEOPLE TO STOP TRADING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LIKE A BIG SUGAR DADDY. WHENEVER WE NEED THE MONEY, WE NEED A SONG EXTRA HELP. WE TEND TO REMEMBER. OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BROKE AND NO BUDGET AND THE LOTS OF DEBT AND THEY CAN PRINT MONEY AND THEY MORTGAGE OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURE TO LOTS OF STATES DEAL WITH OUR ECONOMY ISSUES AT A LOCAL LEVEL. AND THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH A BRAIN IN MIND. THE PRIVATE INVESTORS, ENTREPRENEURS. IF GOVERNMENT DOES GET OUT OF THE WAY AND CUT UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS, THEY WILL REPORT THEIR OWN ECONOMY AND THEY WERE CREATED JOBS. SO THAT’S NOT TO TURN TO A FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO HAVE MORE MONEY AND PRINT IN THE MONEY THAT WE CAN AFFORD AND TO BORROW MONEY AND OTHER WAYS. NOW, INTEREST IS VERY, VERY HIGH. I CAN’T SAY THEY’RE PRETTY STRONG. OUR DEBT TO RATIO WOULD BE REACHED 140%. IT’S LEVEL. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY LET’S GET BACK TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, LOCAL PEOPLE AND PRIVATE PEOPLE TO DECIDE. AND MR. BURNS, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY, WE BRING THIS UP ALL THE TIME, YOU KNOW, IS REAL EVIDENCE OUT THERE THAT THIS IS MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE? CAN WE ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT CHANGING IT? I’M NOT CONVINCED OF THAT. BUT I WILL SAY THIS POLLUTION IS DEFINITELY A REAL THING AND OUR OCEANS ARE DYING BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TOXIC WASTE CHEMICALS PLASTICS THAT ARE GOING IN THERE. BUT OF COURSE WE KNOW THESE ARE COMING FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA AND CHINA AT MASS WHERE SENDING ALL OF OUR MANUFACTURING BECAUSE OF THE OVERREGULATION HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. BUT THEN THERE’S NO REGULATION THERE. AND WE ACT LIKE OUT OF THIS OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND. I MEAN, IT’S ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS TO SAY, OH, LET’S SEND ALL OF OUR JOBS OVERSEAS WHERE IT’S CHEAPER, THEN DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE POLLUTION THAT THEY’RE DUMPING INTO OUR OCEANS, THE OVERFISHING THAT THE CHINESE ARE DOING AROUND THE PHILIPPINES IN THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. THOSE ARE REAL. WE CAN SEE THAT. AND WE DEFINITELY NEED TO PUT AN END TO TO CHINA AND INDIA AND SOME OF THESE EMERGING NATIONS POLLUTING WAYS. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT. NEXT QUESTION FROM STEVE BOTTARI. THE US SELLS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF ARMS AND MILITARY TECHNOLOGY TO SAUDI ARABIA EVERY YEAR AND THE LONGSTANDING SECURITY RELATIONSHIP CONTINUES TO BE STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT. BUT AMID CONCERNS ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN, A MURDER OF A JOURNALIST AND THE COUNTRY’S TIES TO 911, SOME HAVE CALLED ON THE US TO REDEFINE ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SAUDIS. SHOULD CONGRESS IN TO LIMIT ARMS SALES UNTIL CHANGES SEEN MUSTANG WILLIAMS WELL THAT I THINK THAT THE U.S. FOREIGN POLICY REALLY NEEDS TO UNRAVEL WHO IT IS. I SEE THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF MONEY GO TO OVERSEAS WHERE OUR OWN PEOPLE ARE WORTH TAKING CARE OF. NEIL FIRST OF ALL, LIKE ENDLESS FOREIGN WARS ARE NOT DOING AMERICANS ANY GOOD AND LOTS OF FOREIGN AID TO GO TO THEY COUNTRIES THAT MIGHT NOT EVEN BE VERY FRIENDLY TOWARDS US AND AND WE CAN AND NOT SECURE OUR OWN BORDERS. BUT WE SEND LOTS OF MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO SECURE BORDERS. IT JUST DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME. AND ALSO, I AM A GRASSROOTS KENNEDY. I FEEL VERY SYMPATHETIC TOWARD AMERICANS WORKING MIDDLE FAMILIES BECAUSE I WAS BORN INTO POVERTY AND OUR VETERANS EVEN DON’T HAVE, YOU KNOW, LIKE A SHELTER TO LIVE SOMETIMES. SO I WOULD REEVALUATE ALL THAT AND TO SAY THAT WE NEED TO TAKE OF OUR AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST. MR. BYRNE, SHOULD CONGRESS TO LIMIT ARMS SALES TO SAUDI ARABIA UNTIL CHANGES ARE SEEN? YES, WE SHOULD, BUT NOT WE HAVE AT LEAST START MORE STEPS TOWARDS ENERGY INDEPENDENCE. I MEAN, LET’S FACE IT, WHAT ARE WE DOING? WE’RE DOING IT BECAUSE OF ENERGY AND OIL, RIGHT WE REALLY SHOULDN’T HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE WITH SAUDI ARABIA. THEY’RE A DANGEROUS COUNTRY. THEY’RE NOT OUR FRIENDS. AS WE KNOW, THE 911 BOMBERS CAME FROM OR TERRORISTS CAME FROM SAUDI ARABIA. BUT REALLY DIDN’T SANCTION THEM AT ALL. I REMEMBER WHEN TRUMP GOT INTO THIS AND HE WANTED TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE COMING FROM SOME OF THESE COUNTRIES THAT HATED US UNTIL WE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON AND EVERYBODY CALLED HIM A RACIST. IT’S NOT THAT RACE, NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. IT’S THE IDEOLOGY, THE PEOPLE FROM THESE COUNTRIES. AND YET SAUDI ARABIA IS NOT A GOOD COUNTRY. BUT THAT ALSO GOES WITH THE CHINESE. I MEAN, YOU KNOW. YEAH, I’D LIKE TO LIMIT WHAT WE’RE DOING WITH THE CHINESE. WE NEED TO SECURE OUR PHARMACEUTICALS IN THIS COUNTRY. WE NEED TO SECURE OUR ELECTRON MIX BACK IN THIS COMPANY COUNTRY. AND WE NEED FOOD SECURITY IN THIS COUNTRY AS WELL AND WE SHOULD WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO DEPEND ON THESE COUNTRIES WHO AREN’T OUR FRIENDS AND WE SHOULDN’T BE SELLING WEAPONS TO PEOPLE THAT THAT COULD BE VERY LIKELY USING THEM AGAINST US IN THE FUTURE. AND MAYOR HANSON, SAME QUESTION TO YOU. I’M NOT SURE THAT RESTRICTING ARMS SALES IS GOING TO GET THE DESIRED RESULT THERE. THE FACT IS, THOUGH, WE ARE LIVING IN A MUCH DANGEROUS WORLD THAN WE WERE. WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS IN OFFICE BECAUSE OF BIDEN’S DISASTROUS EXIT FROM AFGHANISTAN, IT HAS KICKED OFF A CASCADING THAT HAS EMBOLDENED DICTATORS LIKE VLADIMIR PUTIN TO INVADE UKRAINE. IT HAS EMBOLDENED ANOTHER ONE OF OUR ENEMIES, OUR LARGEST ENEMY, CHINA, IN INTIMIDATING TAIWAN. WE HAVE A MESS NOW AND WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT. AND I THINK IT’S UPON ALL OF US TO GET TOGETHER, OUR PARTNERS AROUND THE WORLD WHO ARE INTERESTED AND HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN GLOBAL SECURITY, AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE. THIS IS A TIME FOR US TO DO THAT. OUR ECONOMY IS IN A RECESSION. WE MADE DECISIONS DURING COVID THAT. OTHER COUNTRIES, OUR EUROPEAN PARTNERS DID MAKE. THEY WERE MUCH MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH THEIR STIMULUS FUNDING. IT’S A PERFECT FOR US TO GO TO THOSE PARTNERS AND, BUILD A NEW COALITION WHERE EVERYONE’S PAYING IN TO AFFECT GLOBAL SECURITY. ALL RIGHT. NEXT QUESTION. IT’S SAFE TO SAY WE HAVE PROBABLY THREE FREQUENT FLYERS ON THIS STAGE IN TERMS OF TRAVEL. SO TAKE A LOOK AT A NUMBER WE’VE GOT HERE UP ON THE SCREEN FOR YOU ROUGHLY. 24% OF DOMESTIC FLIGHTS OF U.S. AIRLINES WERE DELAYED IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR. SHORTAGES OF, EMPLOYEES, PILOTS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. MORE DEMAND FOR TRAVEL AND SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES HAVE OVERWHELMED THE SYSTEM. WHAT CAN CONGRESS DO IMMEDIATELY TO EASE SOME OF THESE ISSUES? FIRST, TO YOU, MR. WILLIAMS. WELL, LOTS OF THOSE ARE ISSUES THAT WERE ACTUALLY CAUSED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. REMEMBER, THE VACCINE MANDATES AND WE WERE SHORT OF PILOTS AND SOME WERE LAID OFF AND THEY COULD NOT GO TO WORK ON TIME. THEY THEN THE CDC GUIDELINES ENDED THIS. AND SO NOW FINALLY, YOU NIELSENS START TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE NORMAL. AND AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, I THINK WE SHOULD LOOK RATHER FOR MANDATES AND NEITHER THE AIRLINES MANAGE THEIR OWN WORKFORCE MORE EFFECTIVELY AND TO PROVIDE THE QUALITY SERVICES. NOW BACK TO LOTS OF COMMUNITY BUSINESS SO THEY CAN, YOU KNOW, HIRE ENOUGH WORKERS. SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, WHAT GOING ON WITH OUR WORKFORCE. HOW COME SO MANY PEOPLE JUST DISAPPEAR NOT TO EVEN IN WORKFORCE, DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO WORK? SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JUST GET RID OF THE MANDATES. AND THEY DO THEY PROVIDE AIRLINES TO DO THEIR JOB. THEIR HANDS. SAME QUESTION TO YOU. WELL OFF. IT’S NOT IN THE DISTRICT, BUT MANCHESTER AIRPORT. BEST AIRPORT AROUND. I’VE REALLY I AM ALWAYS GOING TO CELEBRATE THE FACT I LIVE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. I LIVE AND HAVE ACCESS TO MANCHESTER AIRPORT. AS FAR AS WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO, REDUCE INFLATION. INFLATION IS THIS CANCER THAT JUST INFECTS EVERYTHING IN OUR SOCIETY. AND WE HAVE TO AFFECTS FUEL PRICES FOR FOR JETS. IT AFFECTS FUEL PRICES FOR OUR CARS. SO IF WE JUST RUN A GOOD PRO-BUSINESS ECONOMY WILL STIMULATE GROWTH IN THE IN THE AIR TRAVEL INDUSTRY. AND HOPEFULLY IT’LL HELP SOLVE A LOT OF THE PROBLEMS THAT WE’RE SEEING. MR.. BURNS SO I’M NOT SURE IF MY OPPONENTS UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTION. IT WAS ABOUT LATE FLIGHTS, RIGHT? IT WAS A IT WAS A 24% EARLY. CAN YOU REJECT THE PROBLEM? FIRE FIGHTERS BILL OF RIGHTS IS, I THINK, WHAT WE NEED. YOU’VE GOT TOO MANY AIRLINES OUT THERE THAT DON’T CARE ABOUT CANCELING AND DELAYING FLIGHTS. AS SOMEONE WHO FLIES LIKE I DO SOMETIMES I NEED TO BE A CUSTOMER FOR LESS THAN 24 HOURS AND I NEED TO BE THERE IMMEDIATELY AND IT CAN COST TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. I DON’T SHOW UP. I THINK THAT THESE AIRLINES FEEL LIKE THERE’S VERY LITTLE RECOURSE FOR OVERBOOKING AND THEN PUSHING PEOPLE OFF. AND WE DO SEE THAT A LOT IN EUROPE. THEY HAVE BETTER FLYER BILL OF RIGHTS WHERE IF YOU’RE DELAYED A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF HOURS, THEY HAVE TO PAY YOU A CERTAIN AMOUNT. THERE’S THAT IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO GO AFTER THEM AND ACTUALLY GET THEM TO PAY YOU. IF ANYBODY’S EVER TRIED THAT BEFORE. SO I THINK THAT THAT’S WHAT YOU DO. LISTEN, WHEN BUY A TICKET FOR $1,000 TO GET OUT OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA, I’M IN A CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT THAT. THEY’RE GOING TO GET ME THERE ON TIME. AND IF THEY DON’T TAKE THAT, THAT CONGRESSIONAL AGREEMENT SERIOUSLY, THEN I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE EASIER RECOURSE FOR ME TO COLLECT AGAINST THEM. ANOTHER QUICK LIGHTNING ROUND FOR YOU GUYS AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE END HERE. MR. BURNS, WOULD YOU VOTE TO MAKE PUERTO RICO A STATE? YES. MR. WILLIAMS, NO. MAYOR HANSELL POTENTIALLY, YES. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A REGISTERED REPUBLICAN? MR. WILLIAMS. WELL, LONG STORY SHORT, I WAS REGISTERED REPUBLICAN ONE NIGHT, BECOME A CITIZEN. WHEN I CAN VOTE AND I CHOSE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY BECAUSE THE STANDS FOR SMALL, LIMITED GOVERNMENT. AND I FEEL LIKE THEY LEFT ME 2008. SO I LEFT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I WENT BACK IN 2000, 19. SO I HAVE BEEN REPUBLICAN SINCE THEN. ALL RIGHT. MAYOR HANSEL, I’VE BEEN A LIFELONG REPUBLICAN SINCE. I WAS FIRST REGISTERED TO VOTE. MORE THAN THAT, I’VE BEEN A CONSERVATIVE FIGHTER IN A VERY LIBERAL CITY AS A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW, KEENE IS NOT EXACTLY A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD, BUT I’VE BEEN A LIFETIME REPUBLICAN FIGHTING FOR CONSERVATIVE VALUES. MR. BURNS SO I’LL GO WITH 26 YEARS SINCE I WAS 18, AND I BELIEVE FORBES WAS THE FIRST GUY I VOTED FOR IN THE PRIMARY. THAT WAS A FUN PRIMARY. ALL RIGHT. LAST LIGHTNING ROUND QUESTION, STARTING WITH MAYOR HANSELL. WHAT’S A PLACE? A CD2? YOU GOT TO KNOW BETTER IN CAMPAIGN SEASON THAT YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO. OH, HAYWARDS AND NASHUA, THE ICE CREAM PLACE. I REALLY LIKED IT. I LOVE ICE CREAM. IT’S GUILTY PLEASURE. BUT. AND WE WERE THINKING ABOUT THINGS THAT WERE GOING TO TRY AND ALL THE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE DISTRICT IT WAS GOING TO BE PIZZA, BUT IT ENDED UP BEING KIND OF ICE CREAM. MR.. A PLACE AND YOU WANT TO GET BACK TO PROBABLY DOWNTOWN LITTLETON. I’VE ACTUALLY NEVER REALLY SPENT THAT MUCH TIME THERE. AND IT’S A CUTE DOWNTOWN. I LIKE A LOT. AND I HAD AN OPPONENT THAT HAD THIS BREWERY UP THERE THAT LOOKS REALLY COOL. I STILL HAVEN’T STOPPED IN YET, BUT ALL RIGHT, MR. WILLIAMS, HOW ABOUT YOU? I WENT TO OF WAR AND LIKE THE TONGUE FAIRS, AND I REALLY A GOOD TIME SHOPPING IN LANCASTER, THE COMMUNITY, THE FAIR BUT LOTS OF SILK FLOWERS. THE LADY MADE AND THE VERY AFFORDABLE, VERY CREATIVE. WE TOOK PICTURES. I BOUGHT LOTS AND LOTS OF SILK FLOWERS. I WANT TO GO BACK. ALL RIGHT. THIS IS LAST QUESTION TO THE CANDIDATES. THE SUMMER OF 20 SAW $2 BILLION IN DAMAGE FROM RIOTS. JANUARY 2021. A GROUP OF AMERICANS STORMED THE CAPITOL TO TRY AND STOP THE CERTIFICATION OF A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. THIS SUMMER’S GALLUP POLL SHOWS THAT PEOPLE ARE LOSING TRUST IN TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS, FROM COURTS TO SCHOOLS TO MEDIA AND THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. AND THEY FEAR THAT RHETORIC WILL TRANSLATE MORE VIOLENCE. HOW DOES AMERICA GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION? FIRST TO YOU. MARY HENSEL YEAH. SO YOU’RE, YOU’RE RIGHT. UNLIKE ANY OTHER TIME THAT I KNOW OF PEOPLE ARE QUESTIONING THESE VITAL INSTITUTIONS IN OUR SOCIETY AND DOING IT BECAUSE DEMOCRATS IN WASHINGTON HAVE PROVEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WHEN THEY CAN’T BUILD CONSENSUS AROUND THEIR IDEAS, THEY JUST JAM THEM THROUGH, THEY CHANGE THE RULES, THEY TRY TO GET AROUND THEM. THE BEST ANTIDOTE TO THAT. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY REALLY TO TAKE ON IS A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN CONGRESS. WE CAN INVESTIGATE THINGS. WE CAN TAKE THIS ON AS A CHALLENGE TO REBUILD TRUST IN THESE VITAL INSTITUTIONS IN OUR SOCIETY. IT’S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO DO AND WE NEED CONSERVATIVE FIGHTERS THAT ARE GOING TO GO DOWN AND FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS, FIGHT FOR THE RULE OF LAW AND FIGHT FOR NORMS. I’LL BE THAT FIGHTER. MR. WILLIAMS, AS A COUNTRY, IT’S VERY SAD FOR ME TO SAY OUR PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED. WE NEED TO STOP USING COMMITTEES TERMS AND TACTIC TO DIVIDE PEOPLE OPPRESSOR VERSUS OPPRESSED. IN CHINA, I WAS FIVE RED VERSUS FIVE BLACK ON THE HERE IT’S LIKE A DIFFERENT PEOPLE OF COLOR, GENDER, SEXUALITY VERSUS OTHER KIND AND OF NOT BACKS. PEOPLE JUST FIGHT EACH OTHER THE TOOTH AND NAIL AND NOW CRITICAL RACE THEORY BASED ON SKIN AND RACE. AND SOME PEOPLE ARE BORN RACIST. I JUST CANNOT IMAGINE TRYING TO IMAGINE MY NEW COUNTRIES THAT SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY STOP PLAYING IDENTITY POLITICS AND STOP PLAYING LIKE THEY WEAPONIZE ALL OF OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND ELECTED STOP MAKING LAWS AND CANCELING PEOPLE’S RIGHTS. ALL RIGHT, MR.. TO YOU, HOW DO WE GET OUT OF THIS SITUATION? YEAH, I MEAN, A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE MEDIA, THE MONEY IN POLITICS, THE POLARIZATION. I MEAN, THERE’S PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT, YOU KNOW, THERE’S PEOPLE THAT I KNEW THAT WERE ANTI-VAXXERS, BUT THEN THEY WERE DEMOCRATS AND THEY BECAME THE BIGGEST PROVOCATEURS OUT. I MEAN, THEY’RE CLEARLY SHEEP BEING PROGRAMMED, THE MEDIA AND THEIR PARTY AND WHAT TO SAY. AND THAT’S UNFORTUNATE. I THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A CULTURAL SHIFT THAT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO THE MEDIA. SO MUCH, AND WE NEED TO START TALKING MORE AND YOU HAVE TO STOP GETTING ANGRY. THERE’S SO MUCH BULLYING IN SCHOOL TODAY IF YOU DON’T, YOU KNOW, IF YOU DIDN’T PUT THE BLACK SQUARE UP FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER ON YOUR TEDX TALK, THEN YOU ARE A RACIST. AND THEN YOU WERE BULLIED FOR IF YOU’RE NOT PUTTING UP A TRANS FLAG ON TRANSGENDER DAY, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU’RE YOU’RE A BIGOTED PERSON. YOU’RE NOT DOING IT. WE NEED TO REALLY STOP THIS BULLYING IN OUR SCHOOLS. WE NEED TO JUST BE ABLE TO HAVE A TOTAL CULTURAL SHIFT IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM IN CHILDREN ARE WATCHING EVERY DAY AND HOW MUCH TIME THEY’RE SPENDING ON INTERNET AND THE TYPE OF HATEFUL STUFF THAT THEY’RE CONSUMING. ALL RIGHT. WE’VE REACHED OUR CLOSING STATEMENTS. AND THE FIRST ONE WILL BE GIVEN BY LILLY TANG WILLIAMS. WELL, THANK YOU FOR HOLDING THIS DEBATE. I AM A COMMUNIST SURVIVOR. I LIVED A COMMUNIST CHINA FOR ALMOST 24 YEARS. MY PARENTS WERE IN LITERARY WORKERS. I WAS LOOKED DOWN LONG. I WAS NOT RESPECTED IN MY ENTIRE LIFE IN CHINA BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE POWERFUL PARENTS. I WAS NOT BORN SILVER SPOONS IN MY MOUTH, BUT COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO SEEK FREEDOM AND EVEN MY AMERICAN DREAM. I AM LIVING AMERICAN DREAM TODAY JUST BY RUNNING FOR CONGRESS AND, DEBATING MY OPPONENTS HERE, I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT MY STORIES ON LILY TANG WILLIAMS AKONG ASK FOR YOUR VOTE. I WILL BE THE BEST PERSON TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF NEW AND I’M FOR LIBERTY AND NOT FOR SALE AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I’M ON SOCIAL MEDIA, TOO. AND I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE WILL GIVE ME A LOOK. CLOSING STATEMENT NOW FROM MAYOR GEORGE. SO I’M GEORGE HANSEL. I’M VERY PROUD TO BE THE FIFTH GENERATION OF A FAMILY ON LOCAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY RIGHT HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. WE’VE BEEN BUILDING PRODUCTS AND SHIPPING THEM AROUND THE WORLD FOR 120 YEARS. I’M A MAYOR OF KEENE AND I’M A CONSERVATIVE FIGHTER. I’VE BEEN BEHIND. I’VE BEEN IN THE TRENCHES GETTING THE JOB DONE AND PRODUCING RESULTS AND IT’S VERY DIFFERENT. AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL. IT’S VERY DIFFERENT TO PRODUCE RESULTS VERSUS JUST SHOUTING OUT RHETORIC. I’M THE ONLY PERSON IN, THIS RACE, WHO HAS DELIVERED FOR CONSTITUENTS TIME AND TIME TO TIME AGAIN. I INCREASED OUR POLICE BUDGET, SUPPORTED POLICE, I DECREASED OUR DEFICIT IN HALF IN THREE YEARS. THAT WAS A TOUGH THING TO DO AND SOMETHING WE DIDN’T MENTION DURING THIS DEBATE. I AM THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN WIN IN NOVEMBER. THE ONLY ONE THAT CUSTER IS SCARED OF. DEMOCRATS HAVE INVESTED HUNDREDS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS PROPPING UP MY OPPONENT BECAUSE THEY ARE NERVOUS AND SCARED OF ME. THEY I CAN WIN. AND THE STAKES ARE TOO — HIGH. WE HAVE TO WIN ELECTION FOR REPUBLICANS AND SENATOR REPUBLICAN DOWN TO WASHINGTON. MR. BANKS, YOUR CLOSING STATEMENT. SO BEFORE I MAKE IT, I’M PRETTY SURE THAT I MIXED UP RICHARD JEWELL’S NAME WITH RICHARD REID, AND NOBODY CALLED ME OUT ON IT. THE SHOE BOMBER, RIGHT? NO, I MET RICHARD JEWELL. SO BEFORE THE BEFORE USE SOMETHING, THE DEMOCRATS USED THEIR NEXT COMMERCIAL AGAINST ME. I MEAN, IT’S INTERESTING. THERE’S OVER 700,000 BEING PUT INTO GEORGE BY A SUPERPAC COMING OUT OF UTAH THAT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHO’S IT, BUT WE DOESN’T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THAT. YEAH, YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN SOME COMMERCIALS. THE DEMOCRATS ARE ATTACKING ME. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THEY’RE USING. THE LINE IS GET BURNED WITH BURNS. I THINK. WELL, THIS NOVEMBER, CUSTER’S GOING TO BE FEELING THE BURN. LISTEN I’M THE ONLY PRO-LIFE AMERICA FIRST CANDIDATE UP HERE. I’M AN UNAPOLOGETIC CONSERVATIVE, AND THAT’S WHY THEY’RE ATTACKING ME. LISTEN, WE DON’T NEED A WOKE DEMOCRAT LIKE MAYOR FROM KEENE. WE NEED THE REAL DEAL. AND SOMEBODY WHO’S ACTUALLY GOING TO GO OUT THERE AND FIGHT AND HOLD CUSTER TO TASK AND NOT COMPROMISE HIS VALUES OR THE REPUBLICAN AND CONSERVATIVE PARTY? SO I’M ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE. PLEASE GO TO MY WEB SITE. BURNS FOR ANY SCAM, AS YOU CAN TELL, I’M BEING OUTSPENT, I THINK 5 TO 1 BY MY CANDIDATE. SO I’D LOVE SOME MONEY. THAT’S TIME. ALL RIGHT. THE PRIMARY ELECTION IS COMING TUESDAY AND WMUR HAS THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES AND THE ISSUES. YOU’LL FIND THIS FULL DEBATE POSTED ON OUR DIGITAL PLATFORMS, AS WELL AS LINKS INFORMATION ABOUT VOTER REGISTRATION AND POLLING PLACES. AND PLEASE DO JOIN US BACK HERE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 8:00 TO HEAR FROM THE CANDIDATES FOR U.S. SENATE. AND THEN ON FRIDAY, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FOR. GOVERNOR, WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE CANDIDATES PARTICIPATING TONIGHT. THANK YOU TO JEAN STEVE AS THE PANELISTS. AND, OF COURSE, THANK YOU ALL AT HOME FOR WATCHING US AND JOINING US. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

Full video: 2022 Granite State Debate involving 2nd District Republicans

VIDEO: See Wednesday’s entire Granite State Debate involving the Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Read the debate recap.

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