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'This Week' Transcript 9-25-22: Jake Sullivan & Sen. John Barrasso

This is a rush transcript of "This Week" airing Sunday, September 25.
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National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, Sept. 20, 2022, in Washington, DC.
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US sees Russia 'struggling,' has warned of catastrophe if Putin uses nuke: Sullivan

Protests have erupted in Russia over the call-up of thousands of reservists.
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National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, Sept. 20, 2022 in Washington, DC.
September 25

Biden struggles, as does his party, as most Democrats look elsewhere for 2024: POLL

The economy and inflation are among the top issues heading into the midterms.
September 25
President Joe Biden attends a performance by British rocker Elton John at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 23, 2022.
September 24

Ohio GOP candidate maintains he served in military

Military records reviewed by ABC News show J.R. Majewski was based in Qatar.
September 24
Ohio Republican congressional candidate J.R. Majewski defends his military record at a news conference on Sept. 23, 2022, in Holland, Ohio.
September 24

Michigan governor hopeful jokes about Whitmer kidnapping plot

Two men were convicted in August for conspiring to kidnap Whitmer.
September 24
In this Aug. 6, 2022, file photo, Michigan Gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon speaks during the general session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.
September 24

Arizona Democrats react to state’s near-total abortion ban

Arizona Democrats gathered outside the attorney general's office on Saturday to condemn Republicans following a judge’s ruling on a near-total abortion ban.
September 24
Arizona Democrats gathered outside the attorney general's office on Saturday to condemn Republicans following a judge’s ruling on a near-total abortion ban.
September 24

'I'm furious': Arizona Democrats speak out against near-total abortion ban

A judge has upheld a 1901 law restricting nearly all abortions in the state.
September 24
A woman protests outside the Arizona Capitol to voice her dissent with an abortion ruling, on Sept. 23, 2022, in Phoenix.
September 24

Major topics on ballot to watch in November

Abortion access, legalized marijuana and antiquated laws on slavery are some of the topics that will be addressed in ballot measures in midterm elections.
September 24
Abortion access, legalized marijuana and antiquated laws on slavery are some of the topics that will be addressed in ballot measures in midterm elections.
September 24

Voters in these states have abortion-related questions on the ballot in November

Three states seek to protect abortion rights and two seek to restrict rights.
September 24
Reproductive Freedom for All leaders and supporters await the Michigan Board of Canvassers vote to send their initiative to the November ballot during a Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, meeting in Lansing, Mich.
September 24

Abortion access, labor rights, legal pot among initiatives up for vote this November

Voters will be given the chance to directly decide major policies.
September 24
Voters cast their ballots in Los Angeles, June 5, 2018.
September 24

New nuclear threats raise risk from a 'cornered Putin': Experts

"We’re in uncharted waters," one analyst told ABC News.
September 24
In this image taken from video released by the Russian Presidential Press Service, Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he addresses the nation in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 21, 2022.
September 24

Why many in the HBCU community celebrated Biden's student loan forgiveness

HBCU borrowers will benefit from President Biden’s student debt relief plan
September 24
September 23

Elton John rocks the White House amid his farewell tour

John's performing Saturday at Nationals Park as part of his "farewell tour."
September 23
Elton John performs on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. John is calling the show "A Night When Hope and History Rhyme," a reference to a poem by Irishman Seamus Heaney that President Joe Biden often quotes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 23

Kevin McCarthy announces House GOP plan ahead of midterms

ABC News' Brittany Shepherd breaks down House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's GOP agenda and the White House's response before the midterm elections heat up.
September 23
VIDEO: Kevin McCarthy announces House GOP plan ahead of midterms
September 23

Midterms: Is the GOP a big enough tent for anti-Trump candidates?

ABC News congressional correspondent Rachel Scott breaks down the state of the GOP – and whether "non-Trumpist" voices can survive in today's Republican Party.
September 23
VIDEO: Midterms: Is the GOP a big enough tent for anti-Trump candidates?
September 23

ABC News Live: McCarthy unveils GOP’s 'Commitment to America'

Plus, the latest on investigations surrounding former President Donald Trump and a look at how NASA plans to stop a potential asteroid strike.
September 23
VIDEO: ABC News Live: McCarthy unveils GOP’s 'Commitment to America'
September 23

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan & Sen. John Barrasso Sunday on "This Week"

This is a listing for "This Week" airing Sunday, September 25, 2022.
September 23
This Week with George Stephanopoulos
September 23

McCarthy rolls out House GOP 'Commitment to America' ahead of midterms

The plan largely leans on high inflation, crime and more, but eschews specifics.
September 23
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy speaks at DMI Companies in Monongahela, Pa., on Sept. 23, 2022. McCarthy joined with other House Republicans to unveil their "Commitment to America" agenda.
September 23

GOP hammers crime in Wisconsin races; Dems say they want to distract from abortion

The governor, seeking reelection from a GOP challenger, has gone on the defense.
September 23
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks during an event attended by President Biden at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Sept. 5, 2022.
September 23

White House calls GOP midterms plan 'extremist, ultra-MAGA'

Republicans are looking to take control of Congress this November with major economic goals and plans to be harder on crime.
September 23
VIDEO: White House calls GOP midterms plan 'extremist, ultra-MAGA'
September 23

Abortion access in North Carolina might hinge on 5 seats In the state legislature

North Carolina has become a haven for women in states throughout the South seeking abortion.
September 23
VIDEO: Abortion access in North Carolina might hinge on 5 seats In the state legislature
September 23

'The Committee: Attack on the Capitol – The Investigation'

The ABC News Live special recapping key moments from the Jan. 6 hearings debuts Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 p.m. PT on ABC News Live and streams later on Hulu.
September 23
VIDEO: 'The Committee: Attack on the Capitol – The Investigation'
September 23

Kevin McCarthy's 'commitment' to voters punts on divisive choices: The Note

Unity comes at the expense of specific policy.
September 23
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks to reporters outside his office in the Capitol, Aug. 12, 2022.
September 23

Black voters could push Stacey Abrams to victory in Georgia. Will they?

Ahead of a Brian Kemp rematch, Abrams focuses on persuasion and mobilization.
September 23
Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor, meets with supporters at a Labor Day picnic for AFL-CIO union members as race between Abrams and incumbent Republican governor Brian Kemp tightens, on Sept. 5, 2022, in Hapeville, Ga.
September 22

Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem reveals he sat for Jan. 6 interview

Finchem claimed he was a witness, not a subject, of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
September 22
Arizona Secretary of State Republican candidate Mark Finchem listens to instructions prior to debating Democratic challenger Adrian Fontes, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Phoenix.
September 22

House passes bills on policing and public safety

The House passed four policing reform bills on Thursday ahead of the midterm elections.
September 22
The House passed four policing reform bills on Thursday ahead of the midterm elections.
September 22

Special master sets timeline for review in Trump docs case

An appeals court has simplified the review by removing the classified materials.
September 22
FBI photograph of redacted documents and classified cover sheets recovered from a container stored in former U.S. president Donald Trump's Florida estate that was included in a U.S. Department of Justice filing Aug. 30, 2022.
September 22

House Democrats pass public safety bills after striking last-minute deal

Lawmakers struck a deal on a public safety package after days of negotiations.
September 22
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer speaks during a press conference on September 21, 2022 in Washington, DC.
September 22

One aspect of Trump, DOJ saga 'a frolic and a detour,' former federal prosecutor says

Former president's team will likely keep up the fight, he says.
September 22
FBI photograph of redacted documents and classified cover sheets recovered from a container stored in former U.S. president Donald Trump's Florida estate that was included in a U.S. Department of Justice filing Aug. 30, 2022.
September 22

Beasley, Demings show how 'unique' swing-state Dems are embracing law enforcement

As the GOP calls the party in power soft on crime, candidates want to push back.
September 22
Democratic Senate Candidate Cheri Beasley exits Fourth Ward Barber & Hairstyle after speaking with potential voters in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 17, 2022.
September 22

Fugitive 'Fat Leonard' caught in Venezuela

He cut off his ankle monitor weeks before he was set to be sentenced.
September 22
Leonard "Fat Leonard" Francis is seen in this undated photo released by the U.S. Marshals Service.
September 22

Blinken addresses Putin's nuclear threat at UN General Assembly

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.N. must tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine.
September 22
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the U.N. must tell Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine.
September 22

Legal battles underway as at least 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services

A judge in Indiana blocked the state’s ban from being enforced, and a legal ruling in Arizona could ban nearly all abortions there as soon as this week.
September 22
VIDEO: Legal battles underway as at least 14 states have ceased nearly all abortion services
September 22

Blinken says UN must tell Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine

The top U.S. diplomat spoke one day after President Biden addressed the U.N.
September 22
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, Sept. 22, 2022.
September 22

Ginni Thomas to speak with Jan. 6 committee

Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to voluntarily speak with the House Jan. 6 committee, according to her lawyer.
September 22
Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has agreed to voluntarily speak with the House Jan. 6 committee, according to her lawyer.
September 22

Election denials take on new relevance in battleground states: The Note

Typically low-profile races may now carry weightier implications than ever.
September 22
Arizona state representative Mark Finchem speaks at a rally in Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 9, 2021.
September 21

Race to November: Running with Beto O’ Rourke

ABC News’ Linsey Davis hits the running trail with former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, as he makes a run to become the next governor of Texas.
September 21
VIDEO: Race to November: Running with Beto O’ Rourke
September 21

Ginni Thomas to speak with Jan. 6 committee, claims 'misconceptions' about 2020 role

Justice Clarence Thomas' wife was in touch with Trump's team about the race.
September 21
Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, moderates a panel discussion in National Harbor, Md., Feb. 23, 2017.
September 21

DOJ can continue investigation into some docs taken from Mar-a-Lago: Appeals court

The government won't have to submit those seized materials for review.
September 21
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a Save America Rally to support Republican candidates running for state and federal offices, Sept. 17, 2022 in Youngstown, Ohio.
September 21

House passes election reform bill to curb interference; 9 Republicans join Democrats

The legislation would alter the 135-year-old Electoral Count Act.
September 21
Rep. Liz Cheney speaks as the Election Reform Bill is debated on the floor of the House or Representatives in Washington, Sept. 21, 2022.
September 21

House Majority leader gives outlook on control of Congress as midterms loom

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer touted recent wins in New York and Alaska.
September 21
House Majority leader Steny Hoyer speaks to GMA 3 about the upcoming election, in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 21, 2022.
September 21

How rapidly rising mortgage rates are squeezing prospective homebuyers: 'Do the math'

As the Fed tries to curb inflation, it's driving rates to a 14-year high.
September 21
A for sale sign is posted in front of a home in Sacramento, Calif., March 3, 2022.
September 21

Biden's pick to lead National Archives faces unusually contentious hearing

Republicans raised questions about the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.
September 21
Colleen Shogan speaks during her nomination hearing to be Archivist of the United States, before the the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sept. 21, 2022, on Capitol Hill.
September 21

Biden pleas for more UN support for Ukraine

President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly as new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin escalate the war in Ukraine.
September 21
President Joe Biden addressed the United Nations General Assembly as new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin escalate the war in Ukraine.
September 21

New York AG files $250 million civil lawsuit against Donald Trump, his children

"The complaint demonstrates that Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars," Attorney General Letitia James said.
September 21
VIDEO: New York AG files $250 million civil lawsuit against Donald Trump, his children
September 21

President Biden's full remarks at UN General Assembly

"Russia has shamelessly violated the core tenants of the United Nations Charter," Biden said while pledging continued support of Ukraine.
September 21
VIDEO: President Biden's full remarks at UN General Assembly
September 21

Biden calls for more UN support for Ukraine, rebukes Putin for new threats

The president also pledged $2.9 billion to address global hunger.
September 21
President Joe Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York City on Sept. 21, 2022.
September 21

Biden to push broader support for Ukraine at UN

The speech will be Biden’s first at the forum since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, offering him the opportunity to condemn the Kremlin in front of an audience of fellow heads of state.
September 21
The speech will be Biden’s first at the forum since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, offering him the opportunity to condemn the Kremlin in front of an audience of fellow heads of state.
September 21

Congressional GOP previews how they'll try to limit Biden if they retake power

Republicans, eyeing the midterms, want to constrain the Biden White House.
September 21
Sen. Joni Ernst speaks, as Rep. Michael Waltz left, listens, during the America First Agenda Summit organized by America First Policy Institute AFPI, on July 25, 2022 in Washington, DC.
September 21

Senate polls tighten as border, crime grow as issues: The Note

Fresh signs of the political climate shifting yet again ahead of the midterms.
September 21
Senate candidate Mandela Barnes addresses the media at a campaign event in Green Bay, Wisc., Sept. 6, 2022.

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