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"s" turn curves. this area, infamous for car accidents. several they'll see over the course of a year. that speaks to the nature of the hair woods was traveling in. that will be part of the investigation as well as the speed he was traveling in, all alongside the fact that he's now recovering from surgery. >> thank you for the report, steve. really appreciate it. that is tonight's "last word." "the 11th hour with brian williams" starts right now. good evening once again. day 35 of the biden administration. we now have new at cans of the deadly insurrection, the riot at our capitol from the very chief of security officials on duty that day as a mob screaming hang mike pence overran the building and carry out the deadly siege that went on for hours. today, congress started its
formal investigation into the attack. senators from two committees this morning heard from one capitol officer who fought off the rioters. >> at some point, my right arm got wedged between rioters and a railing. a cdu pulled my arm free and if he had not i'm sure it would have been broken. i received chemical burns to my face that have not heeled to this day. as an american and as an army veteran, it's sad to see us attacked by our fellow citizens. >> last month "the washington post" reported that three days before the insurrection an internal capitol police alert warned that congress could be the target of a violent attack buck according to three now resigned officials, capitol police chief steven sund, house sergeant-at-arms, paul irving,
house sergeant-at-arms that never made its way to those securing the capitol. >> i actually just within the past 24 hours was informed by the department they had received that report. it was received by what we call -- it's one of our sworn members that's assigned to the joint terrific task force, which is a task force with the fbi. they received it the evening of the 5th, reviewed it, and forwarded it to an individual at the capitol police headquarters. >> you haven't seen it yourself? >> no, ma'am. >> mr. stanger, did you get the report? >> no. >> okay, mr. irving? >> i did not. >> today "the post" reports another warning art violence extremists calling for an assault on congress was sent to a d.c. police inbox and to a member of the capitol police. the officials who testified today all agreed -- the 1/6
attack was planned and that it involved white supremacist groups and extremists. >> we planned for a level of violence. what we got was a military style coordinated assault. beating police officers with belts, sticks, metal barricades and flagpoles. these people came for war. they came with equipment. you're bringing climbing gear, explosives, chemical spray that you're planning on our agency not being at what we call full strength. >> their testimony laid bare the chaos, the mistakes that bureaucracy that -- the siege. in his written statement, that man, the former capitol police chief sund said he had spoke ton both sergeants at arms about a request for approval to call the national guard in right after 1:00 p.m. that. account was not backed up today.
>> i did not receive a request for an approval for national guard until shortly after 2:00 p.m. when i was in michael stanger's office. >> let me get that straight. mr. sund, do you know when you asked for national guard assistance? was it 1:09 or 2:00 p.m.? >> it was 1:09. >> the first conversation i had with chief sund was 1:28, 1:30. >> acting d.c. metropolitan police chief robert congi described what happened when the request did go out. >> chief sund was pleading for the national guard, and in response to that there was not an immediate yes, the national guard is responding, yes the national guard is on the way. the response was more asking about the plan, you know, what was the plan for the national guard? my response to that was simply -- i was just stunned
about that. you know, i have officers that were out there literally fighting for their lives. >> today's testimony did not hold everyone's attention. ted cruz, back in the senate after his one-day cancun getaway spent some of the hearing on his phone. the senate is also trying to get through confirmation hearings for biden cabinet nominees. right now, three of his picks are facing some significant head winds from republicans, particularly, though, budget nominee neera tanden. the white house is hoping to get at least one republican senator to crossover and support her. javier becerra and deb holland, nominated for secretary of interior. both had their hearings today, and republicans were not inclined to give them an easy time. here's mitch mcconnell on becerra's nomination. >> i'm hard pressed to see any way such a radical and
underqualified nominee should fill such a critical post at this crucial time. >> and it went on like that. however, politico is reporting mcconnell will vote to confirm merrick garland as attorney general. president biden did get two more cabinet members approved today, linda thomas-greenfield as our u.s. ambassador to the united nations and tom vilsack as secretary of -- he was approved 98-2. with, that let's bring in our leadoff guests. aleksey mccannen. also with us, two pulitzer price recipients, eugene robinson and phil rutger. phil's "a very stable genius" is available in paper back with new reporting. those two hard on work at the
president's last years in office. phil, as i pointed out, 1/6 is one of rare events, especially in the electronic age, that for a lot of us seems to take on more impact, more weight as the days go on since 1/6. is there a danger as you watch today's hearings and the testimony that it's getting cheapened by the posers and the apologists and the deniers and the whitewashers who would have us remember a different event? >> certainly, brian. that's been the danger building for stop time. especially as republican leaders try to downplay the connection between that event and president trump or the significant of that riot to their political movement. i mean, look, this is a sign that domestic terrorism is alive and well in this country, and
the hearing today exposed how little our government and intelligence agencies know about the threat that exists in our country. there was this warning of course but it didn't reach the highest level. we are not sure why. but perhaps it's because the people at the fbi didn't deem it urgent enough or credible enough or deeply sourced enough to bring it to the highest levels of the law enforcement agencies. but nevertheless, that warning went unheeded on january 6th that created a lot of problems we saw play out that day at the capitol. we saw also earlier this week the hearing of merrick garland, his confirmation hearing to be the attorney general hmm a made clear this was going to be his top priority, and developing policies to combat domestic terrorism that's rising in this country. it's an urgent concern for this new justice department. >> aleksey, i'd like to trouble you for a status report on the
dynamic relationship between the two parties in the two houses. yes, it's tight in the house of the representatives but think about the senate -- razor thin, 50/50. you need the vp to break the tie. and it's also a chamber where senators are sitting at desks that were ransacked on 1/6. >> yeah, i mean, it's deeply personal for a lot of these folks whose workplace was attacked on january 6th. but we're seeing how this is falling prey to the divisions that plagued the trump era. they're continuing in the early days and month of the biden administration. we're seeing that in the way republicans and democrats in the house and senate do not mischaracterize the events that took place on january 6th. we see that in republican state lawmakers cross the country who are continuing to push this conspiracy theory that the election was stolen, that it was rigged, that it was all a hoax, it's not a big deal. so we see this trumpism, this
style of politics continue not just in the house and senate here in d.c., but across the country, too, really showing you what the republican party is still about. and we question, as phil just rightly did, why they didn't take the threat projections. the question remains why folks didn't take seriously former president trump's words. he broadcasted weeks in advance of the event that it was going to be wild, as he put it, inviting people to come to d.c. for a demonstration. we put this out in the open and people didn't take it seriously or didn't think he was being serious when he was putting out the tweet when he still could. it's just a reminder the president's words still matter. >> eugene, you've done nothing to deserve this, but here a sample from fox news tonight. we'll discuss on the other side. >> we've seen these law enforcement agencies go way over and above, to those who say we
need a new domestic war on terror that will give more accountable power to law enforcement agencies without any oversight. that is a scary prospect. >> i think it's an insult to every american to be told that their politicians are some -- that they're going hide behind a wall. i'm very worried by the steady drift towards an authoritarian and at times totaltarian government. you see it at the state level, you see it in some of the big cities and now your own national capitol. i think this is profoundly wrong and that that wall should come down immediately. >> so, another way of looking at those two gentleman, it's another good day for the oath keepers and proud boys. eugene, i don't want to go columbo on you, but republicans are worried about overreach by law enforcement. what's the chance they're going
to start saying black lives matter? >> actually no chance, brian. absolutely no chance that's going to happen. i can go on record there. look, nobody likes the big chain link fencing that's around so much of the capitol complex right now with concertina wire at the top. i mean, it is hideous. it seems wrong. yet, as a sort of interim step to figure out what needs to be done next, i'm not sure there's much of a choice. i hope it comes down soon, but i also hope that it is replaced by reasonable and timely security measures. which clearly were not in place. it's not as if none of these officials could have possibly imagined that a crowd stormed
the capitol. it happened in lancing michigan earlier in the year. last year. it happened in the summer. so you would think that they would have looked at that event and said, hey, we have a great big capitol to protect. maybe on january 6th when there's going to be this big event and this big angry crowd, we should be prepared. and there should have been a much bigger contingent of not just capitol police but national guard that would have repelled or at best deterred the mob before it got to the point that it did. and we had the tragedy. >> phil, let's talk about the business of this still-new presidency. joe biden knows the senate better than any modern era president since lbj. he's a realist about the senate, also a romantic about the
senate. but talk to me the relationship about keeping going, pushing the nominees that are in trouble, and what he needs to happen for his $1.9 trillion relief package. >> well, brian, he clearly wants to try to get these final nominations through that 50/50 senate. and look, the first batch of nominees sailed through the senate very easily without a lot of hiccups. but you're seeing real gin wynn obstacles here. not only the neera tanden but javier becerra as well as to the interior secretary nominee, and it's going to be difficult to get these through because republicans are finding ways to object to the nominees in different ways, and there's a wild card here, and that's joe manchin, the democratic senator from west virginia. he came out a couple of days ago and said he would be voting no on the tanden nomination, and
that almost sealed the deal for her. that means the biden administration will need to get at least one republican senator to vote for her to give her a chance of winning confirmation, and so far, no republican senator has come forward say they would do so. there's already talk within biden's circle and here in washington about who biden may nominate should they have to pull the neera tanden nomination down. and so it's a very tricky political game that the biden white house is asking to play in the senate, and they're looking ahead to that covid relief bill. they're also looking down the road to other elements of his agenda, including an infrastructure plan, climate change. we could go on and on with all the policies he wants done, and he's not going to be able to get things through unless he has more cooperation in the senate. >> alexi, i'm told vilsack got through 97-2, not unanimous, but
pretty damn unanimous as they say in the senate. let's talk about these three outliers. do you see any through lines by the republicans to these nominees? >> we have heard the argument being made from some that republicans, it seems, are going after the women of color, the folks of color who are nominated for these positions. that's not the argument republicans are making on so-called identity politics as they would put it. they're saying these folks don't have enough experience or experience is up to snuff for what they would like to see in cabinet nominees. in neera tanden and congresswoman deb holland we have seen republicans pull up their old tweets as ways to get to the partisan politic wes saw pretty good the trump era. that republicans want to try to flip the script and use now on democrats. today we heard senator barrasso
say, you tweeted that republicans don't believe in science? you're seeing the partisan politics come into play. that is a through line. it's not lost on folks that these are all people of color, and that's part of argument on the democrats, biden's allies part, they're highlighting their bios and that's something republicans aren't interested in talking about or considering. >> deb holland, one 35th generation new mexicoen, the most american we have ever had in our nation's history. beat 35 generations in this country. eugene, final question to you -- it was an emotional scene last night. caught a lot of people offguard. the candle lighting ceremony. the bidens, the harrises on the
back of the south portico. is this going with this horrible, horrible death of over 500,000 souls, is this going to be the closest thing, perhaps, we have seen to a single-issue presidency since the presidency 43 was handed after 9/11? >> i think for the foreseeable future it essentially is a one-issue presidency. it's covid, covid, covid. the covid relief bill is the number one priority for the biden administration. the program to get vaccines out, to upgrade the scientific work that's being done on genomic sequencing of the various strains to know what we're
dealing with, testing, opening schools, this is going to occupy the next month, certainly, and maybe the first year of the biden administration. and i think it's going to not just set the tone but tell the story of potentially of this administration. they know they have to get this right, and they have to move quickly, and they have to move decisively, and that's what they're trying to do. the question is, will democrats stick together on covid relief? so farther, and it looks like they will. and i think you'll probably get something pretty close to what he wants, the $1.9 trillion. maybe not quite that much, but it looks like he'll get most of that through. they're doing fairy well on vaccines but not well enough. this is going to be the story of the biden administration much as
9/11 was the story of the george w. bush administration. >> yeah, i reckon you're right. clarity for you amid the confusion tonight. from our big three. alexi, eugene, phil, thanks for being with us. a quick update on the other big headline you've no doubt seen today. tiger woods remains in the hospital tonight after a violent one-car crash out l.a. this morning. he was en route to a golf course for a golf digest event. he was immediately sent into the surgery for multiple leg injuries. that includes, quoting a shattered ankle and two leg fractures. that's late news according to the l.a. times. the sheriff's office says he struck a center median, took ow two signs, crossed, rolled, his suv stops several hundred feet away. despite all the damage his
injuries have been deemed nonlife threatening. the sheriff's deputy who was first on the scene was among the member of law enforcement who spoke to reporters earlier tonight. >> when i arrived on scene, mr. wood was seated in the driver's seat. i asked what his name was, and he told me his name was tiger. i at that moment i immediately recognized him. the interior was intact. the air bags deployed successfully. he was wearing his seat belt. i think this speaks to the marvel of modern automobiles in that they're much safer than they've ever been previously. >> indeed. we will have a late update on tiger woods' condition later this hour. also coming up, the race to beat the variants. can america get enough people vaccinated with enough time to stop a dreaded fourth wave of this virus? our next guest has a controversial strategy to get it done. and later, is the gop cool with becoming the party of the big lie, more than it already is?
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we will have 20 million doses of the vaccine to be made available by the end of march and we're prepared to ship immediately upon emergency use authorization nearly 4 million doses of our vaccine. >> approval of a third covid vaccine could be just days away. a fda committee meets virtually this friday to consider this term we've all learned -- emergency use authorization of the johnson & johnson version, and pfizer and moderna are now promising to double their vaccine shipments by spring, which we have been assured is coming. but one health organization is warning that may not be snuff to
stop a devastating surge of variants. back with us tonight we're happy to have dr. michael osterholm. he's a member of the aforementioned group, university of minnesota. he's also a forler member of the president's covid-19 advisory board. michael, tell us your thinking on these variants. all due respect to johnson & johnson, 24 million doses, even though it's one shot, is not a lot. it's not the volume of these other two. i understand they have to make this stuff on spec prior to approval and it's a big business for them, but tell us your thinking on the variants as we're in this foot race to get people inoculated. >> well, for the audience, just to remind them, the variants are mutated forms of this virus, and variants have been occurring since the beginning of the pandemic. but more recently we have had what we call variants of concern. one is the type of variant that
actually increases the transmissability or infectiousness of the virus. the second bucket of concern is ones that provide for a more serious illness and the third one is it avoids the immune protection of either a vaccine or natural infection. the variant that's really front and center right now that we're most worried about is what a with call b.1.1.7. if this was to take off as has been seen in england, denmark, ireland, israel, et cetera, we could be in for a major surge in cases for the next 5 to 14 weeks. our race is how to get vaccine into the those who are the most vulnerable. today we know 80% of the deaths occur in people 65 years of age and older. at the rate we're going right now there will still be 35 million americans 65 years of age or older who will have not
had a vaccine by the end of march. >> what's the solution as you see it? >> well, a group of us, it's not just our center, but a group of what i would call academic scholars and experts in this area propose that number one, the data are becoming clear that a single dose of the mrna vaccines actually provide quite good protection. while we want even to get a second dose eventually, right now we could really stretch our vaccine supply substantially if we gave a single dose moving forward and then gave a second dose after the surge. the other thing we could do is direct more of vaccine to 65 years of age and older. right now only a they should of it is doing there. the other thing we can do is for people who previously had covid, we now know that one dose of vaccine together with previous infection gives good protection. we don't need to go two doses there. finally, there have been studies
showing the moderna vaccine, we could cut the dose in half and still have very good results. if we could do some of all of these approaches and do them quickly -- because this variant is breathing down our throats, we could save thousands of live ♪ it's fair to say the data is there. we have heard over and over, we have to stick with the science. there's no new data. that's not true. it's been evident in the last few weeks the numbers of papers that have been published looking at one-dose issues. now the is time for us to consider seriously these different options. >> fascinating stuff to hear. i want to play something for you from fox news this morning that people are iing this about because they're trying to figure out how to live their lives in the post-vaccine world. i'll ask your opinion on the other side. >> my parents are 80 years old. they got vaccinated. can they go see their grand kids. you know what the answer is?
yes. you know why? because you just explain, the vaccine is 94% effective. the chances of a sick getting it and falling ill are infinitesimal. >> michael, is he right or wrong? >> i think he's right. we have to learn to live with this virus in a way we haven't to date. imagine an entire country vaccinated and still telling people they have to isolate, quarantine, they have to continue to wear their mask, and it's not going to happen. doesn't mean everybody who's vaccinated is going to be perfectly protected but we have to move on. we're not there yet, but i think over the course of the upcoming months as the vaccine continues in our communities we need to continue to try to get back to the new normal. my concern is front and center with the new variant buck overall, long-term, that's the right answer. >> just fascinating stuff tonight. comes with our thanks for taking our questions and always finding a few minutes to discuss this with us.
michael osterholm from the twin cities, thanks. coming up, the identity crisis. now facing members of the republican party as the former guy tries to tighten his grip on the gop. and now a friend of his says he wants to be involve in the policy of all things, all evidence to the contrary. deposit, plan and pay with easy tools from chase. simplicity feels good. chase. make more of what's yours.
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sunday while americans go about living their lives. politico reports trump is expected to attend the rnc upcoming spring donor retreat in april. quote, the retreats are prime stop for future presidential candidates who use the events to establish relationships with, wait for it, major contributors. ah. back with us tonight, amy stoddard and associate editor, and matthew dowd, the author of country over party. we should point out he's a texan who has a new appreciation for a hot shower since the cold and dark outage of late. in the past matthew was chief strategiest for the bush/cheney presidential effort back in '04. welcome to you both. a.b., you write with candor and clarity, quote, just six weeks after a deadly insurrection against u.s. government, republicans are past their horror and hopping eagerly back
on the trump train. the new 2021 ticket price? they must buy into his big lie. that brings us to the question, a.b., if trump is the banner under which they all must run, under which they must all try to raise money, he lost -- how can that be a winning strategy? >> well, whatever he says goes, so you saw that nothing made it more clear than the house gop whip steve scalise going on this sunday after he went to mar-a-lago, and he just could not bring himself to say that this was a free and fair election. he said, yes, legitimately biden won when he was pressed by
jonathan karl of abc news because the electors said that, but basically he said a lot of swing states just didn't follow their own state laws, and a lot of people are very concerned. so what you do is instead of spreading the big lie, you never defy trump, you never dispel it and never discuss how dangerous it is as liz chi nee and adam kinzinger and others have. you just try to circle around it, because, quote, your constituents buy into it and that's what keeps you in trump's orbit if you want to keep your job in 2022. >> matt, voters have a funny way of market testing ideas on their own and figuring out what works and what's going to fly. how is this going to fly especially in republican, tightly contested suburban races two years from now? >> well, i think it does well in republican primaries, so i think that's the issue, and that's the real problem for the republicans
right now -- they know that donald trump tests at 80%, 85% popularity among the voters that will participate in republican primaries. even if republican primaries in purple states or in, you know, suburban districts that are swing districts. the problem is, every time they venture into capturing that republican primary vote it more and more offends the people in the general election so. it's okay in a red state or a deep red district to try to do that, but when you try to win in suburban areas in michigan, dallas, california, it becomes exceedingly problematic, and i think that's the problem they're in, though it doesn't seem like they're in any way trying to confront that general election problem that they just keep pushing that off and it's somehow going to solve itself. it's almost as if they're going through this primary they did in 2015 and 2016 where they thought
the donald trump problem would solve itself or he would peter out or nobody could deal with it or somebody else would handle it and they didn't have to. what they didn't end up having was donald trump the nominee and not donald trump the president and now donald trump the ex president. i do think it's his party. i don't think it's any question anymore, the gop is now the trump party, and everything that donald trump does from tone to what he cares about, to the conspiracies he pushes is the republican party. the gop looks like they've accepted that. cpac has definitely accepted that in what they're doing and the people they're featuring. it works in a republican primary. it's incredibly toxic now and in a general election. >> i'd like to be a fly on the wall at the mcconnell household these days. both guests agreed to stay with us. we're going to slip in a commercial break. why the nomination of one of biden's cabinet picks is hanging
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my friendly advice to president biden is to withdraw neera tanden's nomination and select someone who, at the very least, has not promoted wild conspiracy theories and openly bashed people on both sides of the sideline that she happens to agree with. >> it's hard to get through that with a straight face, but he managed. that's the senior senator from texas, former judge who, for years let's not forget, enabled exactly that behavior by the former president in his own party. democrats need one republican to cross over the support tanden's omb nomination after the democrat joe manchin of west virginia announced his opposition. the odds appear to be shrinking. sources are telling nbc news mitch mcconnell told his conference during a tuesday
lunch meeting he wants them to stick together and oppose tanden. back with us, a.b. stoddard, matthew dowd. matt, i'm going start with you. as alexi pointed out, the optics are horrendous. facing stiff head winds, all are people of color. >> the level of hypocrisy, especially listening to senator cornyn, who's one of the senators from here -- we have quite a pair with ted cruz in the cancun saga and john cornyn talking about, you know -- it's an amazing level of just hypocrisy. it would be like the houston astros lecturing the dodgers about not stealing signs. that would be the equivalent here.
full disclaimer, neera's a friend of mine. i have a great deal of respect for neera in her capacity and qualifications. i'm guessing she wishes she had been moreircumspect, but the idea we had donald trump for president -- many at? s senators voted for rick grunell and brett kavanaugh. neera tanden would probably be a jaywalker to probably grand theft auto tweeting we've seen over the last five years. it's unfortunate for neera she's caught up in this, but i think it so underlining the level of hypocrisy that exists in washington, d.c. today. >> well put. a.b., whether you want to or not we're going to talk about ron
johnson, the rare conspiracy theorist who's a regular on "meet the press". the paper back home is accusing him of whitewashing 1/6, and here is why from today's hearing. >> very few didn't share the jovial friendly earnest demeanor of the great majority. some obviously didn't fit in. he describes four different types of people. plain clothes militants, agents provocateurs, fake trump protesters, and then disciplined uniformed. i think these from people that probably planned this. >> as i always say, we paid extra to have those translated from the original russian. so a.b., here's the deal. you've got comments like that that are tinged with nothing to see here, no big deal. you have the indignity of hawley who was asked by a reporter if he was a coinciter today. you have the casual indifference of cancun cruz, and then you
have this. this has got to be factored in when we talk about the republican party, a.b. >> right, and i think hawley and cruz, i don't think they could hold a candle today to ron johnson, whose new nickname, we have to credit charlie zeits is ron anon. because he is so intentionally heading straight into a tunnel of delusional conspiracy lies. those are not true. in order to fend off primary challenges next year in wisconsin when he's up again. he is a smart man. he knows better. like john cornyn's quote about neera tanden, he has decided to move on to hypocrisy. he knows the voters don't care, and it really is all about fighting the democrats and
fighting reality and putting up a big stink. that is what gets you credit and gets you small donor flicks and gets you, eventually, i believe, the trump endorsement in wisconsin next year. so he is -- shame and hypocrisy and all those feelings left a long time ago. the idea he was trying to paint this as some sort of church picnic where everyone was having a wonderful time, the day we learned a retired new york police officer was involved in the beating with a u.s. marine flag flying on a flagpole of a d.c. metro cop in the insurrection is almost beyond belief. you would laugh if it wasn't so horrible. but ron johnson will -- we can expect more of this. he has cut a path. he doesn't believe there was enough weaponry there that day.
he thinks everyone was having a wonderful time and that trump supporters are so procop there is just no way they would have violated any laws and beaten other cops in pursuit of getting inside to mess with the certification of the electoral college. >> some of them beat within blue lives matter flags. terrific thanks to our guests, wish the subject matter was happier. a.b. stoddard, matthew dowd, thank you both. coming up, the damage as we were discussing about matt dowd's texas. the damage that texans are living with after the storm, after the catastrophic power failure. five more members from the company charged with the state's failed power grid have announced their resignations. we have an update on the texas disaster when we come right back. back
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nightmare remains in texas. investigations under way into what caused the power grid failure that left much of the state of 30 million people in the dark, no heat, no water, freezing temperatures. py now most of the board members of the utility have resigned, likely little consolation for those whose loved ones are still coping with the aftermath. morgan chesky has the report tonight. >> reporter: tonight in texas, struggling families still in need of food, water and shelter. >> everything damaged in here. >> reporter: thankful she's okay. last week water from burst pipe caved in her ceiling. her home already dark from losing power. inside is filling up with water, outside ten degrees, what are you thinking? >> thinking i'm going to die in there. freezing, cold, i really did. >> reporter: in houston, monica
tapped out savings to put family of six in a hotel. water damage making her home unliveable. >> opened door and walked in, stepped in puddle of water. >> reporter: widespread damage raising new details about the texas power grid. in late 2020, the public utility commission, government appointed, ended relationship with nonprofit making sure energy companies follow state guidelines, including winterization. >> when you fire the entity to ensure the reliability, with no backup plan, that was failure as well. >> reporter: vaccination centers now open. prioritizing those who missed the appointment. board members of ercot have resigned. governor plans to further
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as promised, last thing before we go, update on tiger woods. he remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery for multiple leg injuries, broken bones, shattered ankle. initial reports that rescuers had to use the jaws of life turned out to be untrue, used hand tools to remove the windshield and pull him out. injuries on the severe side but lucky enough to be wearing a seatbelt and driving new car, genesis, the luxury brand of hyundai motors. impact so great, uprooting trees before it came to a rest, just about everything forward of the windshield was crumple zone or
sheared off. fortunate only eight miles from hospital. en route for golf outing with nfl stars drew brees and justin herbert. like his outing with dwyane wade and david spade, mostly pointers he was handing out, taking no swings. single car crashes have finite number of causes. distracted driving is usually provable checking the computer with time stamps in the cell phone. driver impairment or animal or pedestrian obstruction. mechanical failure or another vehicle we may not know about yet. like other pinnacle athletes with name like lebron, serena or tom brady, there is intense interest in tiger woods that way surpasses his sport. as veteran sports reporter said
on this network, at that level of play, minute he wakes up, people want things from him. that will never go away. and starting tonight, a new wave of public interest now begins. it will be about the recovery of tiger woods. we will all watch and be members of the gallery for this one. all of us having learned never bet against tiger woods. we join his family and friends in wishing for a strong recovery. that's our broadcast for tuesday night with our thanks for being with us. on behalf of all my colleagues at networks of nbc news, good night. a lot to get to this hour after what has been a really busy day in washington. lots of movement on president biden's cabinet nominees, on the covid relief effort. one of those days where it seems like you're trying to watch a dozen different story lines at once. the major event of the day at the u.s. capitol, still under