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meeting with iranians during the trump presidency. >> they lost an election. they shouldn't have just got off the stage. >> tom brady talking about the famous throw for the first time, posting a stylistic fick with the caption, risky evident pass i threw all season. ♪. brian: there is city where a lot of confirmation hearings going on after week, two week pause for this thing called impeachment part two. they're trying to get everyone through. for the first time we're about to see maybe a biden official just get nixed. there was a problem when you have 1000 tweets you delete before a hearing. that is not good news. neera tanden, a angry tweeter. steve: it embarrassed her now. so she deleted them. welcome, everybody, very busy
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tuesday, february 23rd, of 2021. welcome to hour one of this tuesday of "fox & friends," ainsley. ainsley: good morning to you, thank you so much for choosing us. every single morning we appreciate that. let's talk about the covid relief bill. $1.9 trillion. the house budget committee approved this bill. now it goes to the house. chuck schumer says they will pass it in the senate. they will send it to joe biden's desk by the 14th of march. steve: sounds so positive. ainsley: you know what is interesting, we're hearing this, reportedly we're hearing $138 billion is still leftover from other covid relief packages that hasn't been been spent yet but they're asking you to work harder, to spend your tax dollars to pay for a lot of things you probably don't even know were in the bill. look at this, brian. brian: look at the numbers. you see the categories. we went over this yesterday, now we'll see the votes coming through the house and senate, you have to say to yourself,
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$1.5 million for the international bridge from new york to canada? do you want 30 billion for public transit? you want to help dig a subway for nancy pelosi? do you want 500 million for museums. do you want to help fund american indian preservation of their language? these are good things. doesn't have anything to do with emergency relief. don't tell me it's a emergency i have to preserve ancient languages. why can't you keep it to this. i want infrastructure might be bipartisan proposals. you try to jam it through, only a third has to do with covid relief, when you have a ton much great news, like decreasing cases, 70% since september, decrease in hospitalizations over 50%, deaths around the same number, when things are going down and vaccines are going up you can't say that if you need an emergency passage but to joe biden's credit he did ask us a question. >> we need congress to pass my american rescue plan.
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it deals with the immediate crisis facing our small businesses. now critics say the plan is too big. let me ask a rhetorical question, what would you have me cut? what would you leave out? the american rescue plantar gets $50 billion to support the hardest hit small businesses after this program expires at the end of march. would you not help invest in that? would you let them continue to go under? steve: so what would you have me cut? take a list. you mentioned the list a little while ago. there it goes. when you think about $1.9 trillion, that is so much money but you notice this is not referred to as a covid rescue plan. it is called an american rescue plan. so the democrats are trying to rescue their constituencies all across america. not just for this year but for years in the future. when you look at it, "the wall street journal" did a real good
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job looking at stuff related to covid, they say about $825 billion, which is a gigantic number, has some, even charitable connection to covid. over a trillion does not. ainsley: more is for covid? steve: more is for other stuff. ainsley: not covid. steve: exactly. that is why kevin mccarthy said this to sean hannity last nights. >> do you realize your matter votes exactly in this bill. because the democrats taken over now, this is what happens. $100 million for a tunnel outside of nancy pelosi's district. millions of dollars for a bridge that schumer wants, not for a covid bill. this isn't a transportation bill. now that we're finding putting more money in for education but they just passed $68 billion for education. they have only spent four of it.
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the money they're passing in this bill doesn't even come to fruition for a year going forward. it does nothing to help moving forward. what the democrats always want to do spend more money from the hard-working taxpayer. steve: it will come out of the house. it will pass through the house. it will go to the senate. a bunch of republicans obviously, democrats that will scrutinize it, give the fact that the cbo, congressional budget office, which is supposed to be non-partisans said the economic recovery in the country is already underway, will be back to pre-pandemic numbers in a month or two, it will be a tough sell. one of the hardest things 15-dollar per hour minimum wage. joe manchin says he is not on board with that. now apparently democrats are talking reducing it to 11 or $12 an hour. joe manchin says, $11 is about the right place to be, ashley.
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ainsley: krysten sinema, democrat from arizona she suggested she might not support the $15 an hour as well. here in the state of new york, so many people, you heard our own janice dean who lost her in-laws during the covid coverup scandal. they were both in nursing homes and so many people, gosh, we have so many stories of people we interviewed. steve: 500,000 people died across the country. ainsley: it has become a huge scandal here in new york. everyone is talking about it. ron kim, a democrat, who lost his uncle. he is an assemblyman, he is called for como to be impeached. cuomo says he is under investigation because trump attacked him first. listen to this. >> we have had requests from the department of justice since last year when president trump accused democratic states of the covid problem. i then, actually gave a speech
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at the democratic convention and attacked him for his covid policy. he then publicly attacked me and called for an investigation of new york, department of justice then sent four states, democratic states only, requests for information. that was back in august. so it has been ongoing since august. brian: he is somebody in governor cuomo who has got still high approval ratings although they dropped slightly. when in doubt blame trump. the problem is no one is buying it. donald trump has left. the scrutiny is coming now. it happened with an indifference toward what the federal policy was. the cdc does not back it up. seema verma said on the very station said there is nothing in the cdc that send covid infected patients back into the nursing home. the problem with governor cuomo,
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he has just bad blood, he treated people poorly in the past, turns out according to one of his aids, he has a do not yell list, with very few people on it that was told to a state senator, she was on a do not yell list. is walking around being thuggish with other lawmakers, wondering why so few have his back. they are not strong enough to pull back his emergency orders, emergency powers. they will gradually dissipate april 30th. the way he treated this state, locking the thing down, in shutting schools, eliminating sports. when you do open it up to such indifference to future of businessmen and women. i'm just wondering if he is ever going to get the lesson learned because he is getting at least $50 billion from this 1.9 trillion. the people that are getting less are the ones that actually kept their state open like florida and south dakota.
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steve: indeed. mr. cuomo, the talk is not about impeaching him because he did a lockdown. the talk is about impeaching him because he did a coverup. and he stonewalled. and ainsley you were talking about this a moment ago. assemblyman here in new york, ron kim, who lost his uncle. was yelled at, cuomo got on the phone said i'm going to ruin you. now mr. kim says it is time to impeach andrew cuomo. at the same time 11 members of the new york state democratic party want to censure him. ainsley, that is why mr. kim said this in "newsweek" impeaching mr. cuomo it had some legs to it. now suddenly democrats are talking about it as well. ainsley: he said there is a long pattern of abusive tactics that the governor deploys when the public gets too close to learning the truth. cast a net far and wide. compromise as many unwitting accomplices. threaten retribution, then
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berate you for having the temerity to stand up. i call this cuomo's predatory inclusion syndrome, and i won't be party to it. i witnessed a crime and on top of that 15,000 nursing home residents died under his watch. it is time to start the impeachment process. so to brian's point, when i'm reading this morning all these stories of people, democrats, people that worked for him, people know him about his bullying tactics it -- >> he is a screamer. ainsley: karen hinton, a communications consultant his primary tool for governing is create fear. she has text messages pro a lot of her constituents. her dms are full of stories which are direct messages on social media, full of stories about cuomo, bullying, mistreating. new york op-ed, morgan theme is a journalist. he was going to write a story
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about cuomo. cuomo didn't like it. melissa derosa, senior official who admitted the coverup. threaten towed destroy him. one bedroom phone in 5-year-old was sleeping there. he and her wife was there, screaming at him threatening to destroy him. volcanic temper and wanting to crush me could and likely would. steve: "the new york times" did a story yesterday talking about all the people who have been close to him, who have been yelled at. he talked about how at this wedding between two people who i believe used to work on mr. cuomo's staff, very beginning everybody is around them, who here has been yelled at by andrew cuomo? pretty much every hand in the place shot up. ainsley: the question is, the question is, too, you can have a temper but you can't coverup how many people were killed because you put people in nursing homes. that is the question here. ron kim, the one who wants to impeach him, the democrat lost
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his uncle, he says the governor stuck in a toxic corporate immunity clause in the 2020 budget to protect his top campaign donor, greater new york hospital. get-out-of-jail-free card. brian: i tend to yell, certain coaches like bobby knight who yell a lot, others are more cerebral. it is more than that, you get on intimidation. when you get on donald trumps fake news, you are not telling the truth. how do you feel about governor cuomo, calling up reporters, who he doesn't like the story, getting an editor on the phone. i don't like the story. one sits in front after microphone to your face what he has a problem with, as opposed going behind the scenes changes things. that is devious. 13 minutes after the hour. one thing got many americans concerned is the lack of policy, the permissive behavior happening at our southern border. for some reason with canada we don't want to cross back and forth with the u.s. and canada.
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when it comes to central and south america, we couldn't care less. he can't stop building wall. get rid of remain in mexico policy or are we. suddenly a reversal thankfully or a pause. julio rosa at the border, senior writer for townhall. don't believe anything you hear from washington. it's a crisis on the southern border. may i just add, we're in a pandemic. >> tijuana on friday i spoke to many of the migrants who were simply confused because they were under the impression it would be a lot easier for them to come into the united states. in fact one woman i spoke to said she specifically cited biden's campaign promise to halt deportations 100 days while he was in office. that is why she was more incentivized than ever to get under the pretext. there is a lot of confusion on the mexican side. no one selling it them everything, despite the white house and dhs not to come
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to the port of entry unless they're told otherwise. brian: lindsey graham spent a couple days at border. the policies under the biden administration makes zero sense. they are will restart the caravans. dismantling the, literally stopped the wall as it was beginning to feel the effectiveness. let me add this, the whole remain in mexico policy, they realize how much it was reversing. so obsessed to reversing what donald trump did. you're not understanding is was working with great cooperation from our southern friends and allies. suddenly on monday they stopped allowing people to come into the mexico into the u.s. on the texas side of the border. hopefully they will show per up to leave it on the entire border. i'm not optimistic. steve: that is the headline foretoday. they started program friday in california. suddenly people are massing on the southern border, in texas, two different locations. san ysidro, 50 asylum-seekers were processed. the big question why exactly did
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they cancel it? they said they, they paused it, let me put it that way, due to current operational considerations. they wouldn't tell us what -- ainsley: what does that mean? steve: exactly. dhs says they will start once their international partners implement certain procedures to insure security, health, and adequate processing. keep in mind, which is just legalese, we have no idea what is going on there. ultimately the united nations is supposed to be checking people on the mexican side of the border to make sure whether or not they have got covid. they will test them there. once they are processed through the ports of entry, ainsley, that is where apparently there are non-profits staging tents, things like that, so people can quarantine for 14 days whatever it is. before they just get to go wherever they want to go. the problem is, you got to wonder at these non-profits who is making sure people stay there? if they just decide, you know what, i've been here 15 minutes
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time to go north, they do, what will stop them. ainsley: there are 65,000 of them have gone back to central america. most of them have gone back to their homes. some are remaining in mexico. i think the real reason is, we promised you this to get elected. now we're elected, jen psaki said give us 100 days we'll figure it out, this is not the right time to come. i think they're panicking. brian: it was fixed. they broke it. they made the deal with the tray angle countries. made a deal with mexico. we had a great relationship. the mexican leader was last one to recognize joe biden as president. no one thought that they're building facilities for kids 13 to 17, ones got so many protests from democrats. ainsley: we have to go to headlines. one asylum seeker says we're really confused. we don't see change. we are just looking for help. they were promised. they are not getting it. let's hand it over to carley. carley: a preliminary
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investigation is underway for a united failed explosion over denver. the ntsb released pictures and said two fan blades had been fractured. one showed signs of metal fatigue. locals in the denver area are finding a lot of debris from the aircraft. a seattle bound delta jet made an emergency landing out of an abundance of caution over engine issues. additional 31 counties in texas are approved for major disaster declaration after the devastating winter storm. nearly 8 million people still do not have access to clean running water. meanwhile air comp, the texas grid operator, is facing lawsuits from across the state but officials argue they have sovereign immunity because lawsuits would disrupt key government services. the wife of the notorious drug lord, known as "el chapo," is set to appear? federal court today after being arrested on drug charges in virginia.
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she was accused of helping her husband run the cartel and plotting his escape from prison in 2015. he is currently serving a life sentence. and for the very first time nfl superstar tom brady speaking out on tossing the lombardi trophy during the super bowl victory parade. the tampa bay buccaneer posting a stylelistic picture of himself thoughing the trophy with the caption, riskiest pass i threw all season. brady's stunt is criticized from the trophy designer. she is demanding a apology. looks like she will not get one. brian: i think, endear he had himself toe more americans on that toss than seven super bowl wins. steve: people thinking, that guy is so tanked up. brian: that might be chris at the christmas party. meanwhile straight ahead.
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♪. >> do you support banning, banning of certain types of firearms? >> the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all of his life, his professional life on this question. the role of the justice department is to advance the policy of the program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law.
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there is room under the law for the president's policies to be pursued i think the president is entitled to pursue them. ainsley: attorney general nominee judge merrick garland signals that any gun control policies put forth by the biden administration could be backed by the doj. in an effort to protect their rights, one county in missouri is giving their share the sheriff, power to arrest any federal agent that attempts to enforce a policy that violates their local gun laws. here is newton county commissioner david osborn. good morning to you, commissioner. >> good morning, ainsley. how are you? ainsley: i'm doing well. when you hear him it is not what the constitution says, it is what the biden administration wants to enforce and he is there to make sure this is followed. what made you want to pass this ordnance? >> thank you, ainsley, huge fan of the show. for us it was very simple we had people walking through our courthouse doors what will you do to protect our rights?
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when i have a 70-year-old retired principal walk through my door with a letter, i want to make my 37-acres a sanctuary for guns. it starts you thinking we need to do something about this. i have to give a shoutout to james cohagen, who actually kicked it off with the first draft of this with an ordnance ordinance. constituents put it in front of me every day. we need to look at this, do the same thing. we did, when we did, we took it before the prosecuting attorney here, had him look at it, review, we added things. we of course took it to our sheriff. that was a very important step to take to our sheriff. sheriff, what do you see in here you like, don't like? we want to work with you, that you're very comfortable and concerned how you will enforce this. those are some of the steps we took. ainsley: whigser your other din
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nance, against any tax imposed on firearms, accessories or ammunition, registering or tracking of firearms, registering or tracking of firearm owners, confiscation of firearms from law-abiding citizens. what do you fear? i think it is clear when i read that, but what do you fear the biden administration will do, to take away when it comes to your rights? >> well i think our biggest concern would be this, our biggest concern would be the taxes. you know, because he made mention of it. he says as much. had mr. beto come on saying we'll tax you very high on this we got to figure it up. some people are looking to pay 40 and 50, $60,000 for taxes to be able to keep their guns. ainsley: remember beto said we're coming for your guns. >> yeah. ainsley: would local law enforcement be able to arrest federal law enforcement agents if they try to do that? >> as far as we're concerned here in newton county, yes, ma'am. ainsley: they're planning to do that. did you get the support of sheriff? i know you went to him and
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talked to him? >> we certainly did. chris james is a great sheriff. it is important to mention we're like-minded down here. we're all conservatives, but we all think alike. we love our guns, we love our freedom. that the is big thing is the freedom. it is a right to defend yourself against harm. that is what it is. you know, the real, real point to make here is guns are just a tool. the people that pick them up and choose to use them, how they choose to use them have a choice to use them for good or bad. ainsley: that's right. >> we're talking about law-abiding citizens. this isn't dealing with criminals, law-abiding citizens. criminals will choose to do bad every day. ainsley: thank you very much. keep us posted how this works out for you. >> thank you, ainsley. ainsley: thank you. with governor cuomo constantly shifting blame for new york's nursing home crisis will the victim's families ever see justice? janice dean's sister-in-law on
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♪. brian: new york governor andrew cuomo continues to play the blame game refusing to take responsibility for his state's nursing home crisis. >> we have had requests from the department of justice since last year when president trump accused democratic states of the covid problem. remember new york is number 34 in terms of nursing home deaths. and the march 25th memo, that mr. trump likes to point to, that followed cms and cdc guidance. brian: where rubber hits the road because cdc says no it didn't. our next guest lost both of her parents to covid-19 after they were exposed to covid in new york nursing homes. you know this story.
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janice dean's sister-in-law, donna johnson joins us now. donna, these were your parents. janice has been leading the charge to get justice. we can step back, tell us series of events that took place that you found out both of your parents passed away? >> my dad i would say just about a year ago now, my dad's facility was in lockdown. he was in a nursing home rehab facility. my mom was not so far away in as assisted living facility. the plan my dad was going to get a little healthier and go join my mom in the assisted living. my dad, my brother received a call on a sunday afternoon, that my dad wasn't feeling well. i don't believe the call led us to believe he was in grave danger and it was only just a few hours later that he received the next call that my dad had passed away. we didn't learn, we.
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brian: go ahead, i'm sorry. >> having covid didn't even cross our minds and we learned that my dad had covid when the funeral director received the death certificate. he called and told us my dad had covid. it was on the death certificate. brian: it was just happening. we were just in lockdown. how did your mother get involved? >> my mother was in the assisted living. my father was there. she had some medical issues but not like my dad. she had like a bad knee, a bad back. she knew, she knew to wash her hands. she knew to not touch anything. she knew to stay away from people. we had her paranoid. we tolder everything. wiping down groceries when they came in. she was doing everything you were supposed to do. she started not feeling well. she was telling us she wasn't feeling well, maybe a week before she went to the hospital. we contributed to my dad passing away because my brother had to tell her, my dad passed away
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after almost 60 years. they were never apart. this crushed them. just he had to be in one place. she was in the other. that crushed her. but she ended up going to the hospital on a saturday. they had finally checked her oxygen level. it was very low. they sent her to the hospital. she was tested at the hospital, and they also gave her that hydro-- brian: hydroxychloroquine. >> that was banned. they put her on that immediately. they tested her. she came back positive. and as she was there, she progressively got worse. she never went on a ventilator but they kept increasing her oxygen. i have a niece who is a nurse and not at the hospital my mom was in, one of the partner hospitals and she would send doctors over to check on my mom. we knew it wasn't good. quite frankly we were shocked. like we were shocked. brian: did she get sent back to
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the nursing home? >> she did not. she died in the hospital. brian: when you find out both this tragic news, when did you find out, did you think, you never saw them again. the next time -- >> never saw them again. the last word, my mom said to me, donna, i'm scared. brian: wow. that -- >> i like to ask governor cuomo how would he feel if he had to live every day with the, the last words from his mother, andrew, i'm scared. couldn't hug her. you couldn't even talk to her. her objection again level was so low. she had a hard time talking so the phone calls were very quick. i think i only spoke to her twice when she was in the hospital. brian: so what has been -- the tragedy of losing your parent is enough what but made it worse for the last year? >> what makes it worse, it kind of changes every day because our governor gets on tv and says
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such ridiculous things. i think the latest thing that has me so sad when he talked about nursing home patients he acts like you go to a nursing home you die, big deal. you don't go to a nursing home and die. it is people's homes. some of the nursing homes are rehab facilities, people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, all ages there. you don't go there to die. how are they feeling watching the news, all he says, you go to a nursing home you die? every time he says this i get crazy. brian: right. so now we're getting to the point where the families are united, the pressure is there. former democratic lawmakers are playing a role. now you're at the point where governor cuomo is forced to answer this question every day, what question would you like to see answered from him and what would you like to see happen because they're now talking about impeachment hearings? >> my first question, i would
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like to know why he didn't use the tools that president trump gave him. he asked for the ship. he got the ship. it laid there empty. had the javits center. it laid there empty. on long island. on stoneybrook they were making make shift hospitals in the parking lots. i believe in staten island they were doing the same but why didn't you use these facilities i would like to know why? what made you sign this mandate to send covid infected patients to facilities that were not equipped? my dad was down the blocked with my. i passed it every day during lockdown. i was still dropping the newspaper off to him. they were wear garbage bags. what kind of people used that. brian: he depleted his whole stockpile. >> right. brian: when you look at what has happened, so from march 25th
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until may, this whole policy stayed in place. then they find out 8,000 lost their lives. now it is 15,000. eastern the democratic attorney general said you were not answering these questions. those numbers are not accurate. when the department of justice inquired they basically stiff armed him. does it seem like one set of justice for everybody else, then there is the cuomo set of justice? >> absolutely. absolutely. it is amazing these elected officials that work for us can just get up there and just lie about everything and there is no penalties. there is no penalties. then you're attacking elected officials with his uncle, you're threatening him and you want to shut him up? what is this? this is not, you know, new york state, it is not, you're not the mafia. brian: oh, he is calling democrat lawmakers just screaming at them, called
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multiple times, stopped picking up. terrorized his wife who heard the whole conversation but assemblyman kim is not giving up. what has it been like for you? janice is spearheading for the family and now for families. has that helped you think the briefing process. >> it absolutely has. i'm so certain my parents are so proud of her. my parents weren't the type of people who would want their face to be on tv. they wouldn't want the attention but on the other hand to that, my dad always taught us to always stick up for yourself and you stick up for people who can't stick up for themselves. in that sense he was talking about the school mate in school was timid and people picked on her other him. i think now seeing what janice is doing and, for all these families, i know, i know how proud i am and my family is of her. i know how proud my parents. they're looking down smiling on
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her. we are forever grateful. brian: think about all the other nursing home people who have not seen their families in a year because of risk of infection, and that too. >> that too. he threw them a bone on friday. he finally came in, had one of his briefings on friday, he threw a little bone, so people were thinking all weekend, great we'll get in. they will change things and we're going to get in. that is all it was a little bone. it is not that easy still for families to get in. so he is killing seniors daily. brian: right. >> they're dying of isolation and starvation. and quite frankly in some places abuse. brian: it is unbelievable how we don't look at the flipside of lockdown and shutdown. donna johnson, it has been a terrible year but everybody looks at you guys, with your families rallied together to really learn from that. i know your parents got to be proud of you.
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donna, thank you so much. appreciate telling your story. >> thank you for having me. brian: meanwhile donna's parents, mickey and dee would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. we'll be right back. ♪ [ "could have been me by the struts ] ♪ hey, mercedes? how can i help you? the 2021 e-class. motortrend's 2021 car of the year.
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we sat up when the lights came back on in our house after 40 hours being off. we were sitting here talking about how thankful it came on. how rough it was for 40 hours. we were worried about the other kids that have been without it. we sent out a message on our group chat. we had a bunch of kids sitting back saying they were freezing. they didn't have any food. they didn't have any water. we were under a boil band. even if they did have electricity, they weren't able, if they didn't have electricity they were not even able to boil the water. so that next day, we sprung into action. me, my wife bethany, my father scott, mother dawn, sat here, created a nice little assembly line to prepare bags to deliver. steve: you went through your pantry, every cupboard. went with every piece of food you had probably went without that night. you got the text messages from
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everybody, lei, we're hungry and drove over to the each of the players houses. give the typical reaction when one of the players would see you, the coach, with lunch? >> their faces lit up. it was pretty much warm smiles and loving smiles and, followed by hugs and in most cases. they were very, very appreciative of what we did. it was really tough because, without electricity, some of them didn't have the power. so just knowing to help these guys these situations are not quite ideal being able to get to them was a wonderful thing we could do for them. steve: it was a great thing. hats off to your coach, and your wife bethany. why don't you turn around and give her a high-five because it was a great idea. there you go. nicely done. good luck. >> appreciate it. thank you y'all again. steve: a nice story today. ten minutes before the top of the hour, attorney general
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♪. >> when an individual's past statements declaring that one racial group is superior to another, with statements like that be relevant to an evaluation of whether such a person should be put in charge of running the department of justice's civil rights division? >> so, senator, i have read in the last few days these allegations about kristin clark, who i also have gotten to know, who i also trust, who i believe is a person of integrity. >> not asking about her as a person, i'm asking about the statements. >> i have had many conversations about her about her views about civil rights division, about what kind of matters she would investigate. brian: wow, attorney general nominee merrick garland in the hot seat over the controversial race remarks by would-be assistant under him, kristin clark, the attorney tapped to lead the doj's civil rights division. steve: it is part of the racial equity theme our next guest says has become a central focus of
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the biden administration. in a new op-ed, how to defeat identity politics during the biden years. ainsley: so here to explain is former communications director of the no on prop 16 campaign in california, ying ma. good morning to you. thank you for being with us. >> good morning to you all. ainsley: you wrote this op-ed on fox news.com. how to defeat wokeness and identity politics, lessons from california. are you talking about lessons you were trying to push for no on prop 16? >> yes, absolutely. so our campaign won last november in california by a 14 point margin and this was in the very state where, where biden defeated trump by nearly two to one. what our campaign fought for was equality for everybody and we fought against an attempt to reinstate racial preferences in the state. the reason we won was precisely
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we fought against the wokeness agenda, identity politics agenda, that we're seeing now and, what i mentioned in my op-ed in the way to do it, not cower and in fact go out and speak very clearly about the equality principle that so many of us hold so dearly. brian: so that would be very unique to do that because right now people are knuckling under and apologizing it seems for their skin color. meanwhile, let's bring it to kristin clark for a second. in 1994, she is in harvard, among the things she writes, created dare i say controversy, blank infants sill, crawl, sooner than whites. medical la anyone endows blacks with greater mental, spirit all first call abilities. that does help with civil rights? >> those statements are clearly indefensible. judge garland trying to answer
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senator lee's answer provided a non-answer. he was kind of squirming because he knows those statements are indefensible. who else said they were indefensible, the run publication that ran kristin clark's letter, the "harvard crimson." in fact they really searched in vain to see about there is any hint of sarcasm or irony in her assertions. they found none. they felt that in fact the statements she made were racist. so all these years later, we know that what we are seeing now is that judge garland can't defend those statements and kristin clark has not been able to defend those statements. steve: kristin clark said her letter she wrote back in 1994 has since been misinterpreted. that is her official stand. we'll see where it goes out of committee. we'll talk about what is going on in california because you know the state very, very well. you know, so far they have submitted over a million
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signatures about, 2/3 have been validated. they need 1.5 million. they say they're going to continue to collect them until the deadline about three weeks from now. it looks like gavin newsom will become the fourth governor in american history to be recalled. the big question is, there will be a recall election but will he be replaced, ying? >> well, what we do know is that california right now is suffering from a lot of pain. it is the pain from the pandemic in general but it is also the pain and suffering of mismanagement from gavin newsom as their governor. and that is why what we're seeing that in this very liberal state that actually propels gavin newsom to the governor's office, we've got all these outcries for him to be recalled and replaced. we'll see what happens but the organizers of the recall, they say they are on track to getting the 1.5 million signatures or so that they need in order to get
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the recall election going. and, and, the reason we're seeing all of this discontent is precisely is because gavin newsom has mismanaged the economy, he has mismanaged the response to covid. he has mismanaged the vaccine rollout. brian: not good series of events for him. getting caught at that restaurant. we started to think at the french laundry, one of the elite restaurants at a time he destroyed every small business, keeps everyone locked down. the kids are not in school, not playing sports. you will hear that story later. a series of events that charisma and a nice smile can't get yourself out of. his political career is in dire straits. ainsley: so is cuomo. look at two states. they were hailed as the heroes at the very beginning. now desantis is looking like the hero because your numbers in california are basically the same they are in florida or very close but you're shut down and florida's not. doesn't make sense. >> we're one of the worst states
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when it comes to covid vaccine rollout. so if you look at new york, you look at california, some of the people who are the angriest are actually the sort of key constituents of these democratic it is because the pain is widespread. not just pain on republicans or democrats. when estate is closed down and schools are closed down and the governor is having a grand old time telling everyone to stay home. all of that is inflicting anger and frustration on people across the state. todd: looks like he will be recalled, thank you for joining us from washington dc. it is 7:00 in new york city, this is our two of "fox and friends". >> we are commit to investigating governor andrew
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cuomo's policies? >> the us attorney's office. >> we need a much clearer response to nominee making sure there's an independent investigation. >> you guys are taking credit for stuff the administration did not do. >> i am here for that of state. steve: increasing number of blue-collar workers joining the gop. >> nothing feels as good is working to support your family. >> we learned john kerry was meeting with iranian during the trump presidency. >> very troubling, not the right thing to do. >> when county missouri getting there share of the power to arrest any federal agents who attempt to enforce a policy that violates local gun laws. >> we want our freedom. a right to defend yourself against harm.
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>> why does that phone remind me of basketball games? is that the theme song? so many basketball games. when we use to go. brian: a few thousand people allowed, what about you in florida? they told the super bowl you want to sell out you can sell out, just be careful. maybe we will hear that lives in. thank you for spending tuesday with us. griff jenkins joining us live in washington as the senate teaser for a confirmation blitz. let's go. >> make or break it week for the biden nominees. when california's attorney
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general, xavier but sarah pushes to extend federal health benefits, faces the senate health committee over his nomination to hhs. a committee vote for the nomination is omb director under fire, comments with the white house trickling down defending her despite joe manchin saying he's a know. 5 years after being the night consideration for the supreme court, now assuring lawmakers and attorney general remain judicially independent prioritize prosecuting the january 6th attack. drawing a line in the sand on defunding the police, he doesn't reporter, got emotional on that point about anti-semitism. things got heated, we turns to the border. >> you believe illegal entry at america's border should be made a crime? >> i haven't thought about that question.
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>> reporter: the judge asked about the durham investigation. >> always investigate is going. >> ted cruz in a heated moment pressing him over potential conflict of interest involving a federal investigation into governor andrew cuomo in the nursing home scandal. >> i don't know any of the facts but i guarantee you someone with a conflict of interest will not be pardoned an investigation of any time. >> reporter: he was asked about the gop probing to the president's son hunter biden reiterating the us attorney investigation will continue. >> here's donna johnson, janice dean's sister in law, she lost her in laws, one is in a nursing
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home and the sister in law who says my parents who never wanted to be on national tv like most parents out there but she is so glad janice has spoken about this because now the story is getting out, so many can relate to the story. >> my mom said to me i am scared. ask governor cuomo, the last word from his mother, andrew, i am scared. couldn't even talk. you don't go to a nursing home to die. it is people's homes. he had to ship it. the javits center was empty. why did you lose these facilities. brian: he refused to answer the questions, refused to apologize
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for anything. the only thing he apologized for is not calling out the lies people called out on him calling him the liar, less than candid over the last year. release stefanik says we have to get an independent investigation. >> the american people are aware this is a serious corruption scandal for the united states government. we need a clearer response for the nominee to the attorney general making sure there is an independent, apolitical, fair investigation, when it comes to obstruction of justice, this was caught on tape. it was caught on tape on a zoom call but democrats as well for speaking out about the need to have an independent federal investigation but also some proposing impeachment of the governor and the governor by extension resigned.
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brian: new york assemblyman, liberal democrat ron kim is calling for his impeachment. during the pandemic, anthony fauci said don't wear masks, then white done everything, then we could get it through somebody's eyes. that was wrong, that was wrong, that was wrong. they make a statement it next thing you know you don't have to worry about picking up objects, don't -- wear gloves when you go shopping. he refuses to acknowledge and agree just error. maybe he could say he thought he was going along with federal guidelines but didn't agree with it but instead, how dare you question me. that is what i think - ainsley: he could have apologized in the beginning. we were learning as we go. brian: one of the soundbites,
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senator josh howley was interviewing judge merrick garland for the attorney general after job, should illegal border entry, it is a yes or no question and the judge would not answer. if he were to say will be attorney general prosecute people he would say absolutely but kidnapping, absolutely, what about immigration, joe biden has made this a primary focus of his administration turning back the clock on the trump rules but was we just saw, the judge was being very political. they are trying to undo so much. jen psaki was asked a good question. we asked you a lot of questions. when can we talk to the president?
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here is what she said. >> by this time in his presidency, donald trump and president obama had held press conferences. are there plans for president biden to hold a news conference anytime soon? >> he will hold a solo press conference but i don't have a date for you at this time, not this week. typically any president has a list of people they will call upon but usually it is a large number of people in the press room and hope we can do that in a covid-19 safeway. ainsley: he will hold one but we don't know when. donald trump on day 28 of his administration, the first solo presidential press conference. barack obama day 22 of his administration, earlier than trump, 35 days for president biden to hold a solo press conference. steve: we will get a bunch of questions and no one will bring
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up tony bobalynnski. amazing a couple things out of the biden administration. there was no vaccine and no one could find a needle, they are averaging 900 to 1 million shots and the way they did it without operation warp speed is staggering. all that before he took office but every chance they get they have a chance to rewrite history and talk how they were starting from a standing start and nothing going on. that is not true. did you think donald trump was tough on european allies in russia? he was. when it came to russia, the rhetoric, he would be tough with action. for example he put to angela merkel, you want me to protect you against russia, right? why are you stopping natural gas pipelines act as a hub through your country to our allies knowing vladimir putin can shut them off and shut you off yet we
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are supposed to put troops on your border to stop you doing that at the nordstrom pipeline. the president wanted them to not take it and pressure allies not to have the pipeline run. joe biden is not taking credit for it. listen to the back and forth. >> the report we sent to congress, entities of engaging efforts to wind down activities related to nordstrom 2 during this relevant time period. that demonstrates that our strategy has been working to good effect. >> this was done under the previous administration. only been in office for a month. are you telling me in the last four weeks these 18 companies all of a sudden decided oh my god, better not do anything? >> i'm looking for the department of state, the people
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who have been working this, people who are working this now are the same people a month ago or the same people three months ago. brian: our eastern european allies are upset the biden administration is not pressing to make sure the pipeline does not go through and vladimir putin doesn't control how much natural gas and oil, they have to realize they can't have it both ways but that was the back and forth just now. steve: hats off to matt lee who puts the historical perspective on it. on day one, joe biden pulled the plug on the excel keystone pipeline and on day 32 or something like that he helped pull the plug on the pipeline between russia and germany. meanwhile in bc had a poll that
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has a lot of democrats going why is that happening? the headline is the gop is rapidly becoming the blue-collar party and what that means, they looked at the historical trends of the last decade and when it comes to blue-collar workers, 12% more blue-collar workers identify themselves as being republicans and democrats down 8%. when you look at the specific numbers when it comes to white blue-collar workers a majority, 57% of white blue-collar workers identify and now as republican and when it comes to blue-collar hispanics that is up 13% over the last 10 years to 36%. when you look at that you
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realize blue-collar workers will going forward reshape the republican party. ainsley: this is what is so fascinating about politics, interesting to watch the pendulum swings depending on who was the last president, the president is now in the direction of the country. steve: this has a lot to do with donald trump. ainsley: he was a blue-collar president who related, he was relatable. flying on a huge plane, 747 plane that he owned and had his name on it but had people love him because he was honest about it at a fighter. steve: still hasn't grown up. ainsley: we relate to his policies, someone at work says this. we like everybody.
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we respect the guy, he is a micro kind of guy. this is gino, huge democrat, long time supporter and now he supports trump. >> it is not just the message but what happened the last four years, how democrats want to run the government. can't have open borders. can't have the trade restrictions they put on us, the government should work for the working people, not at the morgans them. everybody wants the same thing, they want to provide for a family and have a good life. republicans offer a way to do that. brian: one thing he did when the president cracked down on trade deals, putting america first, that translated to more jobs for americans.
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working through middle-class positions, this guy is going out for us. the attitude rich republicans await, republicans, that has got to go out with all the corporate support. all the corporate money and wall street money is what democrats -- you go ahead and spend it but the flipside is people looking at that saying if you take their money you are not on our side and lindsey graham says we have to build on what the president is, hispanic support, and fully embrace that and focus on suburban women. that is where they are shutting the most. ultimately what we are saying is the party of the blue-collar is the grand old party.
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time for some news and we go to carly, recounting what we saw from the 6:00 hour on the white house. carley: a moment of silence after the coronavirus takes over half 1 million american lives. president biden was joined by vice president harris, second gentleman during a candle it ceremony. the president ordered flags to be flown at half staff for the next 5 days in honor of the lives lost. the families of three sailors killed in the pensacola naval base shooting joining other victims, suing saudi arabia, accusing the kingdom of knowing the gunman, saudi or forest officer, training at the base, had been radicalized. the saudi trainees are accused of being accomplices seeking an process specified damages.
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keeping mount rushmore a fireworks salvation, governor christie gnome rally a congressional delegation to help share the significance of the event in case president biden's incoming secretary of the interior calls them off. last year's event calling 160,$000 in tax revenue during the pandemic. the us women's soccer team appears to be moving past the protesting phase. the team is shown standing for the national anthem in florida instead of kneeling. crystal done explained the decision. >> we no longer feel the need to kneel because we are working behind-the-scenes combating systemic racism. >> reporter: some days before they did kneel during the national anthem, it looks like the kneeling portion is over and they're going to other forms of activism. >> you think it is a big relief.
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brian: you can focus on the game. carley: working toward change but standing up for the national anthem. ainsley: we told you about governor cuomo playing the game, doctor mark siegel on where we go from here. a statue of george washington isn't welcome on campus. steve: i say change schools if you go there. ainsley: stick around. (money manager) because our way works great for us! (naj) but not for your clients. that's why we're a fiduciary, obligated to put clients first. (money manager) so, what do you provide? cookie cutter portfolios? (naj) nope, we tailor portfolios to our client's needs. (money manager) but you do sell investments that earn you high commissions, right? (naj) we don't have those. (money manager) so what's in it for you? (naj) our fees are structured so we do better when you do better. at fisher investments we're clearly different.
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brought into a nursing home because visitors brought it in. people playing politics. republicans playing politics. some people had a long-term problem with this office. we have had requests from the department of justice since last year when donald trump accused democratic states of the covid-19 problem. steve: governor cuomo continues to play the blame game, doctor mark siegel joins us. he is trying to make it sound like the reason the doj is investigating new york state is donald trump -- that is not true. the reason the doj started investigating was because cuomo sent people back to nursing homes but was shooting his mouth off about how many people were
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not dying in numbers, the numbers were spectacularly low when they were spectacularly high, the doj goes that's not right, let's take a look. >> completely right about that and listening to those soundbites you know what they have in common? a seeming disregard for human life. lack of awareness that here you had elderly people sitting in nursing homes, their families couldn't reach them. there was no communication and you suddenly here if you hear your relative died and going forward there was nothing done to prevent that as you said the numbers, i was on tv scratching my head saying how could it be only 7000 died when the national average is 35% of covid-19 deaths are occurring in nursing homes. it was only half of the real number and now, even now instead of saying we've got the vaccine, the vaccine in israel showing 95% to 100% protection. instead of using the vaccine
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when you vaccinate people in nursing homes now you can have visitors. instead it is like a game of twister. you have to get rapid test and a lot of numbers in the community you still can't go. there is the human equation, every time the governor speaks. once you worry about those who are. ainsley: during the 6:00 hour, the ceremony marking half 1 million americans in the last year from covid-19, a cnn headline, biden team finds promises hard to make little on keep and politico says president joe biden's presidency hinges on his success for handling the pandemic. a month into power, discovering how much of that task is out of his control.
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the transition between the trump administration and biden administration, started by donald trump's administration. what joe biden said he was going to do he's having trouble going. >> >> the greatest vaccine developed in human history, was done by the trump administration, and 1 million vaccines in people's arms every day at the moment president biden came in, but 1.7 million. instead of saying my predecessor did great and i'm doing great, you have to say it did nothing. that is the political blame game. the same is going on with the idea of using the vaccine to reopen the society. the teachers unions are running the show.
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you can't reopen schools or say i can reopen schools because the science shows schools are safe places. instead the cdc comes out with new guidelines that look like you can't open schools in red zones. the problem throughout all of this is public health messaging is being obscured by politics. the public needs clear, simple solutions. you get the vaccine, now you can go here. schools are safe, now you can go there. when you see politicians overcoming health officials, or like this head of the cdc to change their points of view based on politics the public doesn't have the confidence it needs. brian: the public is helped by members of the media. in the last year people talking about the stuff that donald trump was doing, we don't hear right now regarding joe biden. >> when this man said we are
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handling it all, i beg to differ. >> is the blood on the president's and considering the slow response? >> the president is trying to revise history as it happens. >> dealing with one of the worst crises. >> you have botched this from the start. >>, seidel negligence. >> objective reality no longer applies. steve: what do you make of that? do you think anybody in mainstream media will say is there blood on joe biden's hands? >> i've seen a huge change. it is about congratulations or support or look the other way. with donald trump it was like he
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was the physician in chief and everything he said was held to a medical standard. now the reverse is true. the president is not held to a medical standard which he shouldn't be but the misinformation, how about the fact the numbers dropped so precipitously. 70% down over the past six weeks, nobody is talking about that. how about the variance just yesterday was found that it is not taking over in south africa and is diminishing. how come nobody is talking about that? it is almost as if they are using the pandemic to advance a political agenda rather than responding to the pandemic scientifically which is what they promised they would do. >> they are trying to pass a $1.9 trillion rescue plan for the pandemic even though the ceo says we will be to pre-pandemic levels within a month or so. >> that is another story but $20 billion is for vaccines.
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brian: cancel culture strikes again, donald trump predicted this, the university of washington students are demanding the removal of a statue of washington. that is george washington, stages in place of university of washington our preservers -- this is not a history that should be glorified and celebrate, perpetuates white supremacy. the george washington statue along with all others symbolize racist figures should be removed from the university of washington. here to react is correspondent from the university of washington school of law. how did it come to this? >> great question.
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it started, this is a further example of how we as a society cannot separate the good that somebody has done from the evil. this particular petition was brought forth by one of the student unions on campus and adopted by the school newspaper so the school newspaper is calling for the removal of the statue and all of this dates back to a petition that came in august but it is unfortunate to see the attitude toward the founding fathers. i don't -- i certainly don't believe this program does condone slavery or racism in any way but without george washington we would not have a country let alone a state, let alone a university named after him. the fact that we could get rid of all that history and forget about it is ridiculous and unfortunate. >> in every continent on the planet and something he was born
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into. that is part of george washington's story. the american founding fathers didn't say we are perfect, we walk on water, only one person did walk on water but i have my brain working on that. here's the statement from the university of washington. we support re-examination of campus signals that are connected with racism. we believe it is important to consider additional opportunities for fully recognizing by their contributions to our community especially our state and university. if george washington offends you why are you going to george washington law school? pick another place without george washington's name on it. >> exactly. i've been an undergraduate student, just a little late for me to change schools but we are not just seeing this at the university of washington.
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we are seeing this across the country at the leadership institute, campusreform.org documenting this and another school named after george washington, george washington university, over the summer. washington and lee university, a petition to get the pictures taken off of the diploma of washington, so this is not just some seattle thing happening here. this is a nationwide thing going on and not just a fringe collegiate thing either. this is a mainstream political tool being used right now. we saw tammy duckworth say it is time to listen to the argument for taking down these statues. in san francisco 44 public schools are changing their names taking down the names of historical figures like washington and lincoln and even senator dianne feinstein. this is not just some fringe thing happening on college campus, this is mainstream now.
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brian: no one is covering up the thomas jefferson, james monroe, george washington had slaves, john adams didn't. that is part of the story. on the other side, how the american story was born, the principles they put in place, declaration of independence, the constitution that they passed set the groundwork for spiraling freedom and liberty around the world. at the same time future generations correct and get better but we don't cancel until now. what is it about this generation that is so high and mighty and perfect that they want to cancel everything prior? >> that is a great question. we have this attitude, my generation does, we have figured it out and no one else knew what they were doing before us. you can definitely see it on
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campuses, discussed toward our founding fathers and fundamental values, traditional upbringing is a country, the words american exceptionalism are practically a swearword around here and it is unfortunate as we continue to go further down this road that further separate us from what founded us as a country this is what we are seeing. brian: if you wreck the foundation there is nothing to keep us to gather. i love the way you spell that out and no reason to accept it. i appreciate your time. straight ahead the biden administration paving the way for nuclear talks with iran but how long are they in communication with iran. learning some disturbing news.
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jillian: iran says it will not back down to the us on nuclear activity and may enrich uranium up to 16%. todd: the biden it ministration paved the way to talks to rejoin the nuclear deal. todd: iran moving toward attention of a nuclear site, this is seen as further deterioration of the iran nuclear deal after iran's supreme leader said they could start enriching uranium at 60%
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or, quote, whatever level the country needs. currently the iranian's are enriching a 20% well beyond the 3.7% in the nuclear deal. those comments worrying the biden administration showing desire to strengthen and extend that agreement. >> we are concerned by the steps iran has taken to move away from its compliance with the jcp a. this sounds like a threat. we are not going to respond in specific terms to hypotheticals, to posturing. we will reaffirm the proposition that is on the table. >> reporter: the state department rearing the need for iran to return to compliance with the nuclear deal before think would be lifted. this comes as new report in the washington times says former secretary of state and current biden official john kerry met with iran to, quote, devise a political strategy to undermine the trump administration and
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jillian: a new mexico family made a decision to split of their households, mom and the kids move out of state and dad stayed home to work. shannon and her husband randall joined me along with their grandson. look at you. you are split up, sorry you had to do this. why did you do it? >> two reasons. number one with education and number 2 was sports. we want our kids to be able to play on a regular basis. my son was missing two seasons of baseball in high school and
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were limited on how much they could practice and play. my daughter hasn't played for months and months. the schooling in albuquerque, they decided to go online for the remainder of the calendar year and they just announced they would be online, 21 school year and we decided our kids needed to be in school and learning so this provided us the opportunity. ainsley: you are police officer in albuquerque and had to stay behind. thanks for doing that to provide for your kids. the paroles, they were not being with the family. >> it is hard to be separated. my family is important to me.
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i need my kids to be prepared to go to college, but they were not getting that with the online schooling. i will sacrifice for my kids. that is what parents do. i am willing to do that for a short time. ainsley: we only have 18 years to prepare them. what has it been like for you? >> it has been a better environment, better schooling and sports, new names, new people. ainsley: what about you? >> people actually care more
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about a few graduate. i feel like that is better. ainsley: what is the softball like? >> it is amazing. ainsley: different caliber than albuquerque? >> you see better competition here. >> it is like football, south carolina. congratulations. a verbal commitment to college, might not have gotten that if you stayed behind with your dad. >> if i had as much time to train and to play. ainsley: can you talk about where you are going? >> trying to go as far as i can. ainsley: congratulations. why did you pick kansas city? >> a couple reasons. the school systems are phenomenal here. it is a top-notch school system in kansas and the country. the other reason was i looked at the colleges, my children are getting older and the ability to
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go to college is much greater. another state, the truth of the matter, we looked at the softball and baseball and can't do, you can do some better. the best we could do and there were some perks we were unaware of when we started down this road. ainsley: it is hard to transfer schools as you get older. how has it been for you? >> i think it took me a little bit of time to get into the groove but my coach helped me, pushing me into that group that helped. ainsley: do you recommend other families do this? >> every family has to make their own decision, what is best
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for their family? everybody should do what is best for their kids. ainsley: are you going to end up moving when you retire or go to kansas city? >> everything up here. ainsley: god bless you all. thank you for sharing your story. we are going to watch you in oklahoma. kelly leffler starting up a new voting rights group, former georgia senator will join us live in the next hour.
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washington. >> without george washington we were not have a country. estate little on the university named after him. >> talking about this for the first time. through all seasons. >> back in the new york groove. ainsley: february 20 third 2021. if you're ever in town. or go places. just drop by and look through the windows. steve: we would've to see you. steve: we would've to see anybody. ainsley: we use to go outside and take pictures. brian: we should. nobody is telling the true story that cases are going down 70%. brian: we can shake and yet.
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brian: hospitalization and death are plummeting. the only country doing better than us per capita is israel. this is the story of us beating the pandemic. we are on the road and johnson & johnson is about to get on the line. the city could be crowded if they could handle crime situation. steve: you set up our first talking point. with the good news regarding numbers on covid-19, why then do they need $1.9 trillion which seems like a lot and republicans go through the bill when the identified over $1 trillion not related to covid-19. nonetheless the president was in the eisenhower executive office building and these are some of the things packed a. some people might call it pork, some might call it earmark. it had nothing to do with minimum wage.
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1600 pennsylvania avenue, i got a red pencil. >> we need congress to pass my america rescue plan, the critics say the plan is too big. what would you leave out? $50 billion to support the hardest hit small businesses after the program expires at the end of march. would you not help invests in them and continue to go under? brian: where should you cut? the wall street journal would suggest the $220 billion that goes to states based on their
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unemployment as of the last three months of 2020. in new york state, new york's unemployment was 8.2%, new york will get a boatload, at 9%, because they were locked down even though tax revenues have come back but in south dakota, a very low unemployment, she will not get as much as the states that locked down. ainsley: you get more if they didn't open up. are they going to give that to the people whose lives were destroyed because they didn't open up like the schools or restaurants or dry cleaners they couldn't open up, they need to distribute that money to people
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whose lives were destroyed. where do you cut? arts, humanities, museums, libraries. why we putting money for the transit system in silicon valley? it needs to go to ppp, vaccines and the majority of the money, is not for covid-19 related items. steve: the $100 billion to go to the schools will not be spent this year during the pandemic. when the pandemic is over. ainsley: one more thing, $138 billion still and spent from the last relief, $138 billion. brian: so much delayed money, trying to pack in money, $86 billion for pensions. anyone who gets the pension for cops and firefighters, twice the federal government paying for estate deal, that drives rick scott crazy.
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brian: the state stopped funding the pension. brian: the federal government should not be filling up because the state decided not to fund their pension. $130 billion k-12 spend this fiscal year. i believe -- only $250 million would be spent this year, $39 billion for childcare, 19% would be spent this year. if it is an emergency you need it right away. >> democrats did not negotiate in good faith with donald trump. they waited until after the election and the american people are seeing the results. they proposed a package littered with porkbarrel spending and special-interest projects, 20% of the bill focus on covid-19 relief and less than 10% is focused on public health. brian: my final thought on this
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is if you are not telling us the good news because you want a 5 alarm fire, everybody wants free money but there is no free money, it will be paid down the line and hurt us down the line. emergency is one thing, to put it into a pandemic, when they write a story most of this pain has been self-inflicted in over and under reacting to this pandemic. it is just terrible not to tell the good news and that is we are getting a hold of this virus. steve: one thing about the money, a portion of it. a lot of you are waiting for your check from the federal government, joe biden says it will be $2,000, looks like it will be $1,400, wondering when the check will come, a lot of people on both sides of the aisle want you to get the money but just showing you in addition to money, actually going into people's pockets to help them during covid-19, so much money is not related to the pandemic.
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meanwhile when you think about doctor anthony fauci who has been at the forefront during the trump years and hired by joe biden, in the beginning because china wasn't telling us much about what was going on with the virus we didn't know where we were and when you look over the last year at things doctor anthony fauci has said, he is quite political in flip-floperi, look at things he has said and gone back and said let me have a do over on that. >> right now in this moment, no need to change anything you are doing on a day by day basis. as soon as it became clear there was community spread it became clear we were in real trouble. >> when was that? >> probably the middle to end of january. right now people should not be walking around with masks.
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putting a mask on your self is more to prevent you from infecting someone else and if everybody does that we are each protecting each other. if one mask is good, two masks are better. steve: and then you have his boss, francis collins always talking to ask he is and he says because of the fact that there has been confusing guidance and wearing of masks became political, making masks political costs tens of thousands their lives. they don't know a lot about the virus. if you were over 65 and have gotten both installments of the coronavirus vaccine, can you hug
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your grandkids? there is still so much we just don't know which is if you don't know the answer that is a good answer but we are a year into it and they still don't know. ainsley: doctor siegel talked about that and touched on it. we are not confidence in the guidance because of politics. >> the problem throughout all of this is public health messaging is secured by politics. the public needs clear, simple solutions. you got the vaccine, now you can go here, schools are safe, now you can go there. when you see politicians overcoming public health officials are getting public health officials like the cdc your doctor anthony fauci to change points of view based on politics the public doesn't have the confidence it needs. >> unbelievable what is happening.
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the question dana bash asked of him, my parents are 80 years old, got vaccinated, can they see their grandkids. just explained to them, vaccine is 90% effective, chances of getting it and falling ill are inferences will. if you are willing to take a vaccine a 90% effectiveness, you go over there and do it, doesn't take into account the psychological damage by not going to school, not senior grandkids, not going to work, or bunch of graphs, they get a pie chart to them in a break. when he said rachel maddow, i want to do your show it wouldn't
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let me, because you like the comedian, you do rachel maddow because you agree with her and that is fine. but you should not be a scientist and be a politician. he bent over backwards to cover from his communication between jen psaki, the vice president and the president. he didn't do that for trump one day. you can't have a political person who's better days are clearly in their rearview mirror, something that matters so much. when he has been so wrong so often on things that matter so much, one of the great mysteries of this last year. he has been terrible and detrimental to america's recovery, when are people going to realize that, he says nothing, think of the time, he turns out wrong. brian: regarding grandparents hugging their kids the worry is the kid could be asymptomatic and infect the grandparents who have gotten the vaccine. >> how long do you stay inside? how do you tell and 80-year-old not to see their grandkids when
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there's a 94% -- could have gotten the flu from the kid and be just as dangerous. just explain, 0.5% chance of you getting this from a child and in israel they did a study, you have the flu you can't carry it, worry about giving it. and an inoculation that stops 95% of this virus, that is better than we usually get for polio. >> listen to the experts to make their own choices. >> nothing is perfect, no guarantee i won't get hit by a car right now. no guarantee you can't continue to not take the psychological damage being done by the so-called scientists on america specifically. england's just laid out a timeline to release lockdown. our numbers are better than theirs. where is our timeline? stop the lockdown restriction and let america get back to being america. steve: it will be great when it
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is 100%. we have other scientists. doctor mcclary contradict him. ainsley: it is hard for people, you saw that family, in albuquerque, has got to stay there. and provide for his family. about to retire. if you want to leave and go to florida you have a job here and have to stay in new york, even though people are listening to the experts not everyone has a choice. brian: i can't open up the bar. in tennessee and louisville. ainsley: the status when you think about these people who can't -- can't hug their children or say goodbye. brian: the sooner we are passed this pandemic. ainsley: amen. brian: going to be a while.
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steve: we have to get past it soon. has to be "happening now" or we will have no country left. steve: it is a quarter after the top of the hour and carly joins us with the latest and we heard yesterday from rush limbaugh's widow. ainsley: katherine revealing plans for a virtual memorial service for her husband are in the works. she also got a chance, some getting emotional about the radio legend. >> i didn't know him but felt him. >> thank you for sharing with us. ainsley: very therapeutic, 70 years old. the chief of cherokee nation says it is time to start using the tribe's name, telling the driver, a meaningful dialogue
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about history and culture. the company has used the cherokee name for 45 years. no word if they plan to change the name. the first time in fl superstar tom brady speaks out on tossing the lombardi trophy across the water during a victory boat parade. the tampa bay buccaneers throbbing the trophy with the caption riskiest pass i threw all season. those are your headlines, making a joke of it as he should. brian: if anybody was going to complete that it would be him. and he made me download what he had, about his training. when you do that it 43 you have a secret you want to talk about. he wants used to be pliable. or strawberries.
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ainsley: president biden's office and budget nominee meera tandon faces in narrowing past the confirmation as senators have announced they will not support her. the controversy stemming from past tweets, she deleted over 1000 recently like this one from 2018 calling susan collins the worst. and this one from 2019 when she wrote stacy abrams just called mcconnell moscow mitchell, love it. here with reaction, fox news contributor and independent women's voice president tammy bruce. there was another one. she said vampires have more heart than ted cruz. she bashed republicans left and right. that is why she deleted 1000.
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now, because joe manchin said supporter, one republican, can they find one republican she's not insulted? >> in all likelihood probably so but this is the ultimate politician, that is what these nominees are but some of the complaints we have been hearing, it is because her race and her gender why her nomination is in trouble. that is the most racist and sexist thing you can say because you are arguing they shouldn't be asking hard questions, shouldn't be -- the fact is many people of color have gone through the senate confirmation process and have been fine but i think people should realize it is a section of politics, this is about identity politics, the entire point of identity politics is so you can argue
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certain people shouldn't have to answer questions, certain people need to be treated differently and that goes into this argument which is the sexist racist argument that certain types of people need to be handled with kid gloves when in fact they can handle that arena, this is clearly a political person, she's decided to handle her politics a certain way and she wants a bigger job. when she was first nominated there was an argument that she was not going to get confirmed because she insulted so many senators but what about not confirming someone like mary garland who argued the portland attack on the courthouse by antifa was not an insurrection because the courthouse was closed. this should be more about whether senators were insulted and where these people stand.
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ainsley: should illegal border entry remain a crime? that is he is no question, haven't really thought about that, i don't know. it is pretty easy as attorney general you either prosecute lawbreakers or you don't, to do something with immigration so that is still out. jen psaki tweeted this about near a tendon, the first woman to leave -- lee the omb, lives life experience and benefited from a number of other federal programs as a good, looking ahead to the committee votes this weekend continuing to work toward it. behind-the-scenes it sounds, as early as later yesterday they did double down.
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brian: here's a story you may not have heard about. hundreds of long-term care facilities on the brink of the closing their doors permanently. ainsley: lydia joins us with the challenges they are facing. good morning. >> caught in between the pandemic and controversial policies from governor cuomo nursing homes say they are losing public trust but also business. national estimates project 1600
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nursing homes could face closures this year with mounting losses around $22 billion which across the country occupancy at nursing homes declined by 16.5% in january of last year and assisted living dropping 7.5% and grappling with $30 billion on ppe and operators say that makes for financial ruin. >> the business nightmare continues. to operate a facility is almost impossible. we have unbelievable demands to make sure staff and residents stay safe. we have limited resources, the amount of money nursing homes get to take care of people is less then $200 a day. >> reporter: why is occupancy declining, sadly it is because thousands of residents of died.
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and families to enroll their loved ones, they haven't been able to visit due to various policies. and a mother living at a long-term care facility, if she could afford to take her mother out of the nursing home she would. >> i play the lottery every day just to get her out of that. just to have the last few days of life. >> reporter: nursing homes say there's a light at the end of the tunnel, they are effective at bringing down the rate of new covid-19 infections across the country. there's been a dramatic reduction by 67% to 11,000 new covid-19 cases in nursing homes during the last week of january. in the meantime industry leaders say they are fighting to keep
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nursing homes open because there will not be adequate care for aging americans. back to you. brian: great job and welcome. great to have you. 26 minutes before the hour, let's speak to that same topic, janice dean. did you perceive the scrutiny on what happened in nursing homes during the pandemic, making people try to stay out of nursing homes. >> part 2 to this tragic story, we lost 15,000 our loved ones in elder care facilities and the fact that after a year almost people still can't get into see their loved ones in the reports i am hearing inside these nursing homes are terrible. the conditions are terrible and the staff, they don't have staff, their loved ones are starving to death, dying of broken hearts, wondering where
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their family members - brian: they lost control of their lives, they can't see their kids. >> i feel for that woman. of course she wants to bring her loved ones home but in some of these cases when you need 24 hour care of elderly parents you are left with not a lot of choice. steve: it makes sense when you look at the number of people who died, who would put their loved ones in a nursing home given what happened in the past, down in florida, governor desantis handled the pandemic where he has made a priority, anybody over 65 first in line and according to reports i have heard people are lining up, it has been efficient and that is good but that is in florida, not coast to coast. the story of your in-laws both
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dying after being in assisted care. donna johnson is your sister-in-law, she lost both of her parents and talk to brian earlier on "fox and friends". listen to this. >> the last word my mom said to me as i am scared. i would like to ask governor cuomo how would he feel if he had to live every day, the last words from his mother, i am scared. couldn't even talk -- he acts like you go to a nursing home and you die. it is people's home. he had to ship it. he had the javits center empty but i would like to know why. steve: the last thing she heard from her parents are i am scared, breaks your heart.
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>> i am so proud of donna. she's not a public person, she does not speak out, feels it is important for people to hear her voice, someone who doesn't go on television on a regular basis but we need to speak up. we've got this governor with the walls closing in and if we don't speak up now and tell our stories, we don't want this guy to get away with it. we don't want this guy to get away with murder, yes, the governor. ainsley: you alluded to that story. i was in the vote with my mom, you talked about it at length. where do we see our parents, where can we take care of them? that lady brings up an excellent point, so expensive to hire a
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nurse to live here 24 hours. most family can't to do it, most don't have the insurance plan to do that are preexisting condition and can't get it done so you have to make that choice. what would you have done differently, if we were family planning now? i hate to say that because nursing homes, some of them are excellent. we don't want to put our parents in nursing homes. >> we would have done everything and anything we could. that is what we would have done. >> that zoom call takes everything, you have the wind at your back. janice dean, thanks so much. carley shimkus gives us the rest of it. carley: preliminary investigation underway, and injured exploding over denver.
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the ntsb released these pictures and those two fan blades had been fractured. one showed signs of metal fatigue, locals in the denver area find a lot of debris in an aircraft. until the jet made an emergency landing,. president biden and justin trudeau. and the us canada partnership for areas of mutual concern. the white house made it clear the keystone pipeline decision will not be reconsidered. fed up parents and students hosting a zoom blackout. watch. [crowd chanting] >> reporter: they hate zoom.
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protesters want to return to the classroom. parents they online learning is that for their kids education and bad for their mental health as well. >> one more day of forcing them to sit in front of zoom when they are not learning, disgusting and it is because our leaders don't care about the kid that listening to the unions and don't care about the kids either. >> reporter: the school district says they've gone above and beyond cdc guidance. teachers are demanding to be vaccinated first. a cancer survivor and saint jude physician-assisted, about to become, listen to this, the youngest american in space. e a u x at 29 years old haley arson will join space x's private flight, her battle with cancer prepared her for this launch. >> i would like to think it made me tough and to expect the
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unexpected if i keep a positive attitude. >> haley was diagnosed at 10 years old. how incredible is that? ainsley: we are pulling for her. that is awesome. thanks so much. it was one of the most closely watched races in us history. since losing the georgia senate runoff, kelly leffler is not done with politics, she's launching greater georgia outreach program to rival the vaccine and helping democratic candidates, former judges senator kelly leffler joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. ainsley: what made you go out and fight again? >> i am bringing my experience not only as a candidate and senator but as a businesswoman, someone who has worked and lived the american dream and greater georgia is premised on the idea that our state is greater when
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everyone's voices heard and everyone's voices counted. we are building greater georgia around three key tenets and the first one is identifying and registering more voters in georgia. we know there are 2 million registered voters, the majority of whom believe in our conservative values, like school toys, low taxes, small government. we need to do better outreaching to those folks and bringing them in and that leads to the second element of this which is having engagement across communities in georgia reaching out to the black community, the hispanic community, and listening and sharing conservative values and making sure their voice counts as heard. at our race in january we saw half 1 million voters did not turn out, voted in november and
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the majority of those were republicans. we need to do better at keeping that up year-round, not taking the tent down after an election. we have to let people know where we stand on the issues and the third party is all about strengthening trust in our elections. we know that in georgia 55% of georgians believe we need more safeguards and helping georgians trust in our elections and making sure they turn out. ainsley: when stacy abrams ran for governor when she lost she learned from that loss and went out and did so much outreach and it paid off. it paid off in january. what did you learn from your race that you wish you had done differently that you will carry into the next election to help republicans? >> absolutely. the best part of the job, with georgians listening to them, the most gratifying parties georgians, this is the first
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time i have been involved in an election and i was there once. i was in their shoes once, first getting involved, wants to be reached out to, they contribute to our economy, their voices need to be heard but that outreach needs to be done outside of an election year and we know there's 2 and a half million registered voters who did not vote in november, low propensity voters need to hear our message that we need them and want their voice in our party and we have a positive winning message and need to stay on that year in and year out regardless of it being an election year. ainsley: where can people find more information? >> you can more, greatergeorgia.com. learn about each of the evidence we are advancing and across the state engaging with georgians, listening to them, registering to hear their voice, get their vote counted and we can start
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>> big hearing on security before the capital riots. the contradictions, anthony fauci, we will ask a doctor to clarify, $2 trillion goes to covid-19. karl rove on the whiteboard will tell us. meet the man in texas given a bill for 17,$000 for keeping the lights on. join dana and me 10 minutes away, we will see you then.
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ainsley: taco bell making their way into the chicken sandwich wars, they are unveiling the chicken sandwich taco. it will be tested next month before rolling out nationwide later this year. build a bear workshop, and all new selection for easter. the colorful slush money and accessories will be the cutest companion for your kids. the limited-edition selection is available online or in build a bear network stores nationwide. brian: a temporary win for youth sports in san diego and hopefully california. county judge allowing action to resume as long as they follow the same or similar covid-19 standards. next guest ran one of the most successful youth programs in the country. i have seen it. taking on the county in order to see his kids play.
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welcome surf club ceo brian ainslie. welcome. all sports, high school club and everything for 11 months. how tough has that been for you and the kids? >> kids in california have been unfairly suffering for 10 months, inactivity and kids moved out on scholarship opportunities because they live in california. brian: a judge offered us day on friday. you played 30 games this weekend for the first time in almost a year. with went into the decision to take the state to court? >> something was important for us. kids need a voice, don't have lobbyists and watching kids
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suffer, we had 8 months of live data in the trenches so we knew our kids could be safe. studying covid-19 restriction, it is all completely safe and sports being played in 48 states, all being safe so the only thing lagging here is a lie and we felt it was the right time to challenge the status of the court system. brian: releasing restrictions, sports can be plating counties, 14 for 100,000. i should tell everybody not only is this your club of 1000 kids but let them play 600,000. you team with other sports, let them way. >> the entire youth sports around california, football, high school coaches,
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organizations come together to play. it is 600,000 across the state. basically asking governor newsom and his staff to look at the scientific and suffering and make a change in policy and be the driver behind this court case and the movement we hope will be successful in the next 2 days. brian: they let us play club ball. these associations, we are beginning to play even in new york so 600,000 kids, letthemplay.org, where does it go from here legally? >> the state of california has the opportunity to appeal, that they are considering that. that fight isn't over and the other fight is among the covid-19 rates. i would say governor newsom's plan has loosened restrictions
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on youth sports but hasn't gotten rid of those restrictions. in every county around california they are still battling for the opportunity to play sports, the fight is not over. ainsley: brian: cops would have been shutting down and kicking the ball around? >> that is exactly right. the second step was a fine, the third would be police coming out and stopping and we were interested in watching the police carry off 12-year-old girls. brian: a lot of kids missed those scholarship opportunities which i love that you're fighting it out. let the -- letthemplay.org is the spot. the san diego county government, we did not hear back. ♪♪
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>> as you look at the west side of manhattan and aircraft carrier intrepid thank you for watching "fox & friends." we'll back here on the virtual couch tomorrow. >> have a good day. >> bill: thank you, guys, good morning. fox news alert now. the first senate hearing on the january 6 capitol hill riot will begin an hour from now. watch this hearing now. we'll hear from three top security officials on the hill at the time. they've all since resigned so what they have to say not just on 1/6 but on january 5 and 4 and what they knew then. more on that coming up shortly. also today there is growing frustration over the question of how soon we'll return to normal. what normal looks like with a round of mixed messaging from the white house. i'm bill hemmer. good tuesday morning. >> dana: you could definitely say that. i'm dana perino. i'm glad we're here together again on tuesday. >> bill: we are not vaccinated.

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