American Grit

American Grit

[American Grit] delves deeply into current events in America with a focus on immigration. The host, Joe Gomez, has a unique perspective as he has followed the issue for over a decade as a radio news correspondent for CBS, NBC, and iHeartRadio. In addition to his investigative work (going undercover into Juarez, Mexico to cover the drug wars) Gomez has worked on both sides of the battle for immigration reform as a lobbyist and advocate on Capitol Hill.

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August 29, 2019 8 min
The Mayor of San Juan Puerto Rico, Carmen Cruz, joins me on the show to discuss the ongoing attacks against her by President Trump, who tweeted that she was "incompetent."

She says Trump is a "racist," who "stole" FEMA funds for his "vanity wall."

Luckily Puerto Rico was largely spared by Hurrican Dorian but Cruz says "We've survived three storms already: Irma, Maria and the worst of them...
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Dr. Jonathan Arden, President of the National Association of Medical Examiners joins Joe Gomez to discuss the suicide of Jeffrey Epstein.

Was Epstein strangled to death or did he commit suicide?

Dr. Arden says because of certain breaks in the neck bones homicide CAN'T be ruled out!
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In this episode of American Grit, I am joined by J.D. Scholten, the lone Democrat running in Iowa's 4th Congressional District against incumbent Steve King. Scholten came very close to defeating King in the previous election and since then King has been disavowed by Republican leadership for defending "white nationalism." Scholten also talks about how Iowa farmers are suffering under Trump's trade war with China.
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High profile criminal defense attorney Dick DeGuerin joins 'American Grit to discuss the Jeffrey Epstein case and the fall out from the El Paso shootings. DeGuerin has had such famous clients as Robert Durst, David Koresh, and Tom Delay.

In this episode DeGuerin says:

* He has had clients in the same Manhattan jail Jeffrey Epstein was in and believes somebody dropped the ball.

* Says Epstein's mental health should've been...
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Ron Martin, President of the El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association and a Sergeant with the El Paso Police Department, describes the scene of the Walmart shooting and the aftermath.

Martin was one of the first responders.

At least 20 people were killed in the shooting, another 26 injured.

The shooting is being investigated as a "hate crime." According to the shooter's manifesto, he wanted to stop an "invasion...
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The first two Democratic debates, televised on NBC News in Miami, featured a fiery discussion between the candidates about immigration reform. Should unlawful entry into the U.S. be decriminalized? I provide analysis.
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Joe Gomez and American Grit take on a new goal: Helping the Migrant Community.

And you wouldn't believe the amount of harassment and hatred we're getting for doing it.
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Joe Gomez, host of American Grit, interviews Dan Millis who is the manager of the Sierra Club's Borderlands program. He says...

* Trump's wall would be a nightmare to the environment.
* Most border communities are opposed to it.
* The Wall wouldn't stop crime but funnel it to other areas.
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