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month, and a year ago a whole buck less than that, david. david: unbelievable. >> reporter:, so, yeah, people don't seem to be deterred though. they're still traveling and cooking out, but you are paying more. david: grady, thank you so much. have a wonderful weekend. that does it for us on "fox business tonight. " have a wonderful independence day weekend. i'll see you next week. i'll be here all week. "the evening edit" starts right. elizabeth: okay, a solid jobs number for june, 850,000 jobs, but you are pawing for the v-shaped recovery can. why do we still need massive government spending that the administration wants and democrats want? here's what's going on, half of the country is still doling out extended jobless benefits, keeping people at home, slamming businesses that need to find workers. there's a worker shortage. 9.3 million job openings. miss, the cbo is predicting inflation will soar, but watch
this, the white house getting roundly mocked and ridiculed for a tone deaf tweet saying that fourth of july barbecues will be just 16 cents cheaper this year. okay, don't break out the hats and horns just yet. joining me tonight, former cke restaurant ceo andy puzder, congresswoman maria salazar, james carafano, deneen borelli, dr. marty makary, liz peek, ken cucinelli. we've got so many stories for you tonight. we're going to start with this, the a mask confusion is still with us. from schools to airlines, the cdc says if you're vaccinated, you are safe from the delta variant. what happened to follow the science? look at this, the nation's biggest teachers union once again threatening that teachers will not show up unless every student and every staffer is vaccinated. plus, we've got this stunning new report that says the pentagon gave tens of millions
of dollars to the nonprofit at the center of the wuhan lab leak controversy. critics demanding answers. here's the debate: did u.s. tax dollars potentially go to china's biological weapons development. >> and we are asking why is the media downplaying china's increasing aggression toward the u.s. and the rest of the world, and the media is still pushing defund the police as violent crime surges and more cops are quitting? the new sound on that. also, the stage is now set. the recall begins. california governor gavin miesome faces -- gavin newsom faces a recall election september 14th. we'll tell you what the tipping point was for voters. democrats, republicans and independents a alike, they're saying the a same thing. also look at this, the biden administration now threatens sanctions on 17 countries over human trafficking when that is exploding at the u.s. border. and for the first time, texas sheriffs and i.c.e. officers suing the president, suing the
biden administration for violating federal law by tying the hands of u.s., restricting arrests of criminal illegal aliens now pouring over the border. thanks for joining us. i'm elizabeth macdonald. "the evening edit," it starts right now. ♪♪ elizabeth: look at this, jobs did rebound in june, 850,000 added. look at the nasdaq, look at the s&p 500 soaring to record highs. let's bring back author of the capitalist comeback, former cke restaurant ceo, former labor secretary nominee andy puzder. andy, we are paying for the v-shaped recovery. why do we still need massive government spending? >> we don't need it. in fact, we would all be a lot better off if they would stop the massive government spending that's causing inflation. it's discouraging people from working which hurts the supply chain that's already disabled from the pandemic.
it's trying to come back, and we've got people who aren't going to work because the government's paying them not to go to work. it's a big mistake for the government to keep up with this spending. we are paying for this recocover. elizabeth: you know, nancy pelosi's been around since the '80s. so has charles schumer. joe biden's been around since the nixon administration. why do they keep doing the same thing over and over and over and other again? you know, the white house is being made fun of. they tweeted that july 4th barbecues are going to be cheaper by 16 cents. the cbo is already warning of inflation going up. what's going on here? >> it's really hard to believe. even the well-respected economists from the democratic party, larry summers and jason berman and steve -- i can't remember steve's last name, not rap pa if port if, but -- rappaport, but it's close to that, they're all saying these policies are discouraging people from working. i think they say being insane is doing the same thing over again
expecting the same result x they keep doing the same thing over give andment expecting a different result. these job numbers are a great example. we had terrible job creation in april and may after the jobless bonus, the federal bonus started for people who don't work, and then 25 the republican governors said we're not going to do this anymore, it's hurting people, it's stopping people from going back to work. all of a sudden job creation goes up not because of biden's policies, but despite them, and they're still trying to attribute this increase rather than to the 25 governors cutting off the unemployment bonus, to some policies of biden's which is absurd. they're out of touch with reality. elizabeth: you know, if you like trump, if you hated trump, his policies were working. economists from all sides of the aisle were saying that. but now they've shut the economy down expect, you know, rainbows and sunshine and applause for a good jobs number when they shut it down to begin with. i mean, you look at the job
openings, 9.3 million job openings. marty walsh, labor secretary, keeps saying there's no evidence extra jobless benefits keep people at home -- [laughter] but we hear it all the time, andy. you hear it too. restaurants and small businesses say they can't find workers. >> washington needs to get out of that department of labor office and talk to people out on the street, because it doesn't matter who you talk to, everybody knows that it's those jobless benefits that are keeping people out of the work force. yeah, we'll see -- if you want to know when the economy's going to be improving, watch the labor participation rate and the unemployment rate. when labor participation goes up and unemployment if comes down as happened in 2019 and 2018, then you know the economy's doing well. right now we've got unemployment going up, labor participation going no the where, and the only -- nowhere, and the only reason we have any energy at all in the labor market is because we've got 25 republican
governors who actually know what they're doing and stopped these jobless benefits. elizabeth: you know, gina rah mondeaux, she's the commerce secretary, she's saying a lot of jobs are not coming back. these are mom and pop shops in the retail and service sector. it does feel like some republicans are making the big push that this is back to the '70s, you know? senator ted cruz comparing the carter administration to the current biden administration. let's watch this. >> is jimmy carter 2.0. we're five months into the biden administration. we already have a gas crisis, gas lines, an inflation crisis, war in the middle east and the same sort of ideology and incompetence that characterized the carterrer regime characterizes now the biden/harris regime, and it took jimmy carter to give us ronald reagan. elizabeth: listen, i wouldn't mind if disco dancing came back,
you know what i mean? [laughter] is this overstating it? is senator ted cruz right or is he overstating it? >> i don't think he's overstate thing it. look, i was 30 years old in 1980. i remember 70% interest rates that we got from economic powells that made no sense at the time -- policies that made no sense at the time much like these economic policies. we are headed in the same direction. the result is disco dancing comes back and we find ronald reagan to be president, i'll take it. it may with worth the price. elizabeth: got it. >> not that disco -- [laughter] getting a president to perform like reagan. elizabeth: okay, andy puzder, great to see you. >> great to see you, liz. elizabeth: we're so excited to welcome to the show the member of the house foreign affairs, florida representative the maria salazar. you're in surfside right now. how are things going? we've got a storm coming. what's happening in it's good to see you. >> wonderful to see you again as
a congresswoman. thank you for having me on your show. you know, it's -- this is a major tragedy that has happened to south florida of biblical proportions. i was there a few hours ago where everything indicates that we're going to have hurricane elsa hitting our shores in the next 72 hours. there's another situation that i was talking to the search and rescue expert that the second building, that structure that is standing out of the four towers, a couple are still up, and the engineers believe that it's pretty unstable, and at some point they will have to either implode or destroy or topple down that structure. that's something new that's in the works, and that makes everything a lot more complicated. so it's been a very rough week. but i can say to you that the bipartisanship that we want to see in congress we're seeing on the ground in surfside. president biden --
elizabeth: oh, that's good. >> -- governor desantis, is united in one voice. we're all surfside. elizabeth: that feels good, you know? that's a good thing. we know that you're such a good, you know, person in terms of reaching out, you know, going out there to talk to the folks out there, to calm them. so we're going to stay in touch with you about what's going on in surfside, but we need to switch gears to this because, congressman, you've been talking about this too. it looks like the teachers unions, again, they're talking about refusing to open up class rooms this fall until everybody, students and staffers, are vaccinated. you know, congresswoman, this sounds like a national teacher strike. there's no way ever student or staffer's going to be vaccinated by the first day of school. what do you think, is this an unreasonable demand? >> that sounds socialism. and thank god that does not happen in the state of florida. we are the -- the schools opened, anyone who wants to be vaccinated could be advantage
vaccinated. ing you can go to the local pharmacy and get your vaccine, and if you're a parent and you don't want your child to be vaccinated, that is your right as governor desantis has always said. i do not understand teachers unions. i think they're thinking more about their own interests than the interests of the children that they're supposed to be teaching. elizabeth: can you explain when you said this is socialism, what do you mean? >> i mean that when this big organizations that are called unions are trying to impose on the rest of the citizens what they think, it's getting bigger can and bigger and bigger and infringing on your human rights and on your civil rights. i would, i would say it that way because the parents have the choice of vaccinating their kids or not. so the teachers do not have the, do not have the mandate to impose on parents everything they want to be safe. that's socialism. the bigger government or the bigger unions are, the smaller
the rights of the individual. and when the individual doesn't have all the robust rights, then that is what you would call socialism. that's why we don't like big anything. we like big individual rights, period. that's freedom. that's liberty. free to choose whatever you want. elizabeth: we hear you. let's talk about the delta variant, quickly. it's highly contagious, but the pfizer, moderna and as a that southbound ca vaccine works against the delta variant. it's just about what the biden administration is saying getting people vaccinated. your final word on republican chip roy. he went on a southwest airlines flight without a mask. he's moving to stop the wearing of masks on planes, trains and buses. this is the confrontation that's been happening in the house. what are you hearing about the so-called mask confusion in. >> listen, i believe, as i just told you, in individual rights. the vaccine is out there. if you want to get vaccinated, it's your choice.
if you don't, you may get sick, and something could happen to you. i believe if you're in the private sector and you're a small business owner and you want to impose that anyone that walks into your shop needs to wear a mask, that is your right because that's your shop, and that's the private sector. that's what i believe in. and i don't think government needs to impose on you what you need to do in order to protect your health. we give you the information, the vaccine's out there, and it's up to you. something happens a bad, it's your problem. i'm no one to impose what you need to do. that's what i call human rights, freedom for you to decide. in every realm of your life. elizabeth: people would say -- people who have been really slammed by shutdowns would have loved to have heard more from representative maria salazar on this because this country really did suffer under the lockdowns. come back soon, that was terrific. >> thank you. elizabeth: next one, we are
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will end up with broken heads and bloodshed, saying they face a great wall of steel. the state department refuses to respond to those specific comments. though officials here are aware of the chinese president's speech. the rhetoric between the u.s. and china has intensified especially over covid-19. the u.s. has also criticized china's crackdown in hong kong, trade practices and repression of uyghurs. congress is working on legislation to counter china, though it's stuck in the house. republicans claim the democrats' bill needs stronger language on taiwan and technology exports to china. the two sides are also fighting over climate change provisions in the bill. last month the senate passed it version of the bill designed to boost competitiveness against china. liz? elizabeth: good to see you, rush. thank you for your reporting there -- rich. let's bring back retired army lieutenant colonel james carafano. what was your reaction to rich edson's report here?
china is sounding more and more like north korea with its aggressive rhetoric. whats' going on? >> well, look, there's two big red flags here. one is the administration's response, because the administration has basically gone back to the old obama narrative of cooperate where we can and compete with where we -- where we must. it's very weak, it's very conciliatory. and when it's the russians, the chinese or the iranians, they see that approach as a sign of weakness and actually prods them to be more aggressive. so the administration's sending all the wrong signals to china. the congress, i think, is a disaster. i disagree with the characterization of this. as if the china bill that's worked its way through the senate and is in the house now is actually a serious countering china bill. it actually demonstrates to the chinese weakness. the senate bull is more about corporate -- bill is more about corporate giveaways and not really about pounding on china, and the house bill's about let's just do a bunch of reports, and
it doesn't have any strong teeth in it. the congress has actually dropped the ball, and they're showing they're less serious, and the chinese is saying now is the time to make the americans look feckless. elizabeth: yeah, i mean, it's quite a turn-around from what the trump administration was doing with china. it's like a 180-degree switch. does china see the media as being weak when the media like cnn did glowing, what's being called glowing hero worship coverage of china's communist party 100-year anniversary? here's a headline out of cnn. president, and i will be the real star at this -- president xi will be the real start at this anniversary event. does china sea this as weakness? >> i mean, certainly it looks like something they can exploit. any kind of narrative that they can reinforce that makes america weaker, they're all for that. so if they can confuse americans that maybe china's not so bad after all, that serves their
purpose. if they can say about blm and antifa that america is corrupt and a racist society, they'll do that as well. this underlines the problem with the media on a number of issues which is when you have a narrative-driven media as opposed to an inquiry-driven media, probably the poster child was covid when the media refused because trump said it was a problem, they refused to look at, embrace the media that says it can't be true, and when the action actually was true, they put us a year and a half behind in dealing with this issue. so now the administration is incredibly give call, and the media's being equivocal, and they're not getting to the issues. that actually confuses americans. elizabeth: we've got this too, news coming in that china is building a first of alling network of ucbm mis-- icbm missile silos in the western part of the country. that's concerning to people in washington. let's listen to former secretary
of state mike pompeo. he worked under president trump. he's again saying to the biden administration, take china's threats seriously. watch this. >> he is aggressive. he thinks america's in decline. he's wrong about that, but it's going the take american leadership to prove him wrong. elizabeth: what do you say? >> well, i do think the united states is creating opportunities for china. the chinese, look, the chinese, it's a zero sum game for them. a weaker america good for china, and they want to do everything to weaken that. so where they want to compete and be stronger whether strategic deterrence or space, they will do that. where americans create gaps in space and weaknesses, they will exploit that. so this is exactly the wrong administration to send the right signals to the chinese because we're compromising on our strengths and building in weaknesses for the chinese to exploit. it's almost the doppelganger opposite of what trump did. elizabeth: got it. lieutenant colonel james
carafano, good to see you. and thanks for your service to our country on this fourth of july weekend. the media still pushing the defund the police narrative despite violent crime surging and more cops quitting. deneen borelli joins us next on "the evening edit." >> criminals know what's going on. they know not only that m.d.es are being defunded -- police departments are being defunds, but they know that they can get away with more. they're well aware that departments are being shorted and that recruitment is down. ♪ ♪ ♪i've got the brains you've got the looks♪ ♪let's make lots of money♪ ♪you've got the brawn♪ ♪i've got the brains♪ ♪let's make lots of♪ ♪uh uh uh♪ ♪oohhh there's a lot of opportunities♪ with allstate, drivers who switched saved over $700. saving is easy when you're in good hands.
elizabeth: look who's back with us, deneen borelli. the it's great to see you. we keep seeing msnbc anchors and guests saying things like defunding the police really does empower law enforcement. your reaction to that? >> it's outrageous, liz. the only ones that are empowered are the criminals because they are preying on innocent citizens. and, look, the democrats own this defund police nonsense. you look at the fact how a lot of them even ran on that platform to defund the police, and the democrats are doing and saying everything they possibly can to spin this narrative to blame republicans, but they are clearly on the wrong side of
public opinion because rasmussen reports poll found that 66% of americans oppose the defunding the police, and 57% of black americans oppose defunding the police, excuse me. so they're on the wrong side of public opinion. democrats own this, and they can say and do whatever they want, but they are the ones who were calling for this, not real freedom-loving americans who believe in safety and security. elizabeth: yeah, to your point if when the white house secretary jen psaki was asked by fox news' peter doocy which republicans have said, yes, defund the police, she couldn't name any names, and she also said, well, the american rescue plan gives money to cops. but the word cops, law enforcement, police are nowhere. those words are nowhere to be found in the bill for the american rescue act. let's watch the media on this, deneen. i'd like your reaction to this,
watch. >> republicans have co-opted this idea that defund the police means wiping out police forces when what it really does is it enhances and empowers law enforcement. >> now, i want to say that any amount of harm is unacceptable and too much. but i also want to make sure that this hysteria, that this doesn't drive a hysteria and that we look at these numbers in context. >> what's your take on -- do you really think there is an uptick this crime the way that republicans are framing it? >> i don't necessarily think that there's an uptick in crime, and i can tell you that i know firsthand, you know, statistics can be manipulated. >> i think that there are a lot of police unions and gop operatives that would like for us to believe that this recent crime wave has everything to do with this idea of defunding the police. but guess what, stephanie in the police haven't been defunded. so this rising crime is not the fault of the movement, it's actually the fault of the police.
elizabeth: okay, let's go through the numbers. the last point about the funding is going up, it's a fraction of, like, 0.1, maybe 1% in funding, but what she's missing there is half of police precincts -- let me we back up, some precincts have seen half of their cops retire or quit. thousands of cops are quitting nationwide. one survey shows nearly half fending on the locality. we've seen 159 cops so far dying in the line of duty this year, thousands have been injured. ambush attacks on cops doubling over the past year. doj statistics show violent crimes are up double digits in major u.s. cities. so where are those facts in this kind of coverage that you just heard? >> well, this mainstream media, they're doing a disservice to americans, liz. and, look, we're looking at from new york to california the uptick in violent crime especially during broad
daylight. new york city alone. and, yes, record number of police officers are retiring because who wants to be a police officer today? they have a target on their back. they are vilified and demonized on a regular basis. the media is not helping the such as at all. and we are talking about the safety and security of citizens. elizabeth: yeah. and african-american communities, minority communities, immigrant communities are getting slammed with crime. >> yeah. elizabeth: we've seen that in nearly a dozen u.s. cities it's black, it's african-americans are really getting hit hard by violent crime. i would suggest this: should an msnbc host or pundit or anchor who says what these individuals just said, should they join alexandria ocasio-cortez and try to walk in a cop's shoes for a day? they wouldn't even want to get up out of bed the next day.
should they try to do that maybe for a few days and see what it's really like in urban communities in new york, in chicago, in l.a.? the what do you ato that? >> i totally agree, liz. and, listen, they need to talk to the citizens as well, the ones who want police presence in their neighborhood because crime is through the roof. elizabeth: all right. deneen borelli, it's good to see you. come back soon. >> thank you, liz. elizabeth: sure. we've got a stunning new report. it indicates that the pentagon reportedly gave tens of millions of dollars to that nonprofit at the center of the wuhan lab leak controversy. that being ecohealth. critics demanding answers. did u.s. tax dollars potentially go to china's biological weapons research? dr. marty makary is back with us. keep it here on "the evening edit." >> you know, what was the chinese military involvement with this lab? what particular function did our
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♪ elizabeth: welcome back. we are tracking a new report coming in that the pentagon may have given nearly $42 million to the nonprofit ecohealth alliance since 2008. now, this is the same nonprofit that funneled federal grant money to the wuhan lab where covid-19 is believed to have leaked, sparking the worst pandemic in modern history. back with us now, dr. marty makary. doctor, this raises again the debate why was the pentagon reportedly funding research inside china that could potentially go toward biological
weapons using taxpayer dollars? what's going on here, what do you think? >> well, a lot of us are asking that question right now, and there's a lot of waste at the pentagon, and i think there's a lot of interest in this idea of just funding things for knowledge sake, funding things in the general space of bioterrorrism. but i don't think what they recognized is that the chinese have a history of nefarious and suspicious behavior with bioterrorrism and viruses. back in 1997, 700,000 people died from the h1n1 outbreak at that time. turns out it was identical to a strain in the '50s, and many people have suggested it was frozen in the lab. there's no orr way it could last for 20 years, and it was later documented by one of the u.s. researchers that -- a chinese researcher suggested that it was released from the lab, and we know they were injecting people who were military recruits with the virus. so a lot of suspicious behavior. elizabeth: that's really terrifying, what you just said.
and, you know, it also raises the question why aren't we just doing the research ourselves in our own laboratories? right in -- right in. >> well, that is right. u.s. laboratories have been i trying to do good research for a long time, and there's been insufficient funding. and not just on viruses, by the way. my own research team put in a big application to identify the cause of alzheimer's, and it was with the top alzheimer's researchers at johns hopkins, and it was rejected for insufficient funding at the nih. then we learn that they were funding the wuhan lab. why not fund u.s. labs to do research that we believe in. elizabeth: yeah, we hear you. and, you know, here's the other thing that's happening. the house appropriations committee voted to ban, to son funding of the wuhan lab after dr. anthony fauci said, yeah, money did go to the lab located in communist china. it's tied to military bioweapons research. also we've got this, the federal
government is probing nih funding of the wuhan lab. what do you think of this in we're showing the viewer u.s. support for super-virus research over the last generation. what do you say to what's happening now at the federal level? in well, we're learning there's probably at lot more money than the so-called $600,000 that dr. fauci had cited. and, you know, there's been two groups of scientists out there in the virology world. just like the bankers said before the subprime mortgage collapse, leave it to us, we know how these come for example instruments work. so too have the virologists who have said, look, gain of function research can serve value. dr. fauci gave lectures around the country and in 2011 wrote an op-ed in "the washington post" speaking to the value of the gain of function research. i cannot believe these researchers have not apologized for what has ended up being a tragic consequence of messing with mother nature. elizabeth: quickly, do you need gain of function research to
develop vaccines? >> absolutely not. look, we can she sequence a virus in 45 minutes once it's out there. so let's just do it once we have a problem instead of anticipate it and try to create a vaccine before this problem and create the problem in that process. elizabeth: okay. dr. marty makary, love having you on. have have a good fourth of july weekend. >> you too. thank you, liz. elizabeth: okay. next case. the stage is now set. the recall begins. california governor gavin newsom's recall election september 14th, he faces that. we're going to show you what the tipping point was for voters including democrats, independents and republicans alike. they all have signed a petition to recall governor newsom. liz peek is next. keep it here, "the evening edit" on fox business. ♪♪
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♪ elizabeth: it's official, september 14th is the day for the recall election targeting california governor democrat gavin newsom. look who's back with us, fox news contributor liz peek. liz, it's great to have you on. you know what's really interesting about this is that democrats, republicans and independents say, yeah, recall him. what's your assessment of what's going on? >> look, it's a deep blue state, liz. i mean, the odds certainly favor gavin newsom, and the polling shows he maintains a pretty significant advantage of people who oppose the recall over people who favor it. but, by the way, that was true in 2003 the when you had the only successful recall in the state's history, and, you know, that did not turn out well for the incumbent governor davis. so anything is possible. and here's why, it's all about enthusiasm. there is more enthusiasm amongst the people trying to oust governor newsom than the people
trying to keep him in office. so so it's a long shot, but it's a possibility that all the people who really oppose this governor who have delivered the highest taxes in the nation, spiking crime ask all kinds of other -- and all kinds of other reasons that people are leaving california are really fed up, and they're going to go vote to get rid of him. it's possible. elizabeth: well, that's an important point you made because the polls and man on the street surveys indicate that the tipping point against newsom was his hi hypocrisy over lockdowns. he ordered everyone to stay home, but then he went to dinner at a high-end restaurant in napa valley, and he did it repeatedly, and numerous california officials did it. peep of california are sick and tired -- people of california are sick can toured. it put millions out of work, forced kids into distance learning, and i know you may have seen this, 14,000 businesses have left california since 2009.
that's astonishing. >> yeah. there is, there's a lot that has gone wrong. again, inflation is a problem in california and also, as i mentioned, crime and all the things that are besetting the nation. but newsom has the same advantage that joe biden does right now which is covid is better. the number of cases, obviously, have gone down. so he has, in fact, as the recall issue gained some momentum, he lifted a lot of restrictions which made people happy and, like biden, newsom took $8 billion of the state's funds and handed out checks to almost 6 million californians. that, you know, works pretty well towards getting a lot of people in your corner. but, again, will those people show up on september 14th and continue to vote for him, that's a good question because these are weird elections. and, again, the polling is not conclusive when you look back at 2003. newsom actually looks a little
weaker than gray davis did at that point. so -- now, i would also say, liz, if there were a really terrific person running against him, i think the odds would lengthen -- or maybe shorten -- that he actually gets put out of office. but right now i think there are 87 people in the race or something. [laughter] elizabeth: yeah. >> what? elizabeth: who's the front runner? who can talk him on? who do you think is the one to beat gavin newsom? >> maybe caitlyn jenner, you know -- [laughter] certainly name recognition is an issue there. also there are a couple of people who ran against him in other races who are up in the lead now, particularly there's a fellow who was mayor of, i think, san diego who's in the running -- elizabeth: kevin faulkner, yeah. >> and here's a problem also for the republicans -- by the way,
it's interesting to me that you don't have to win 50% of the vote, just a plurality will get you in office. elizabeth: interesting. liz peek if, good to have you on. come back soon. okay, the biden administration now threatening sanctions on 17 countries over human trafficking when that is exploding at the border? plus, texas sheriffs and i.c.e. officers for the first time suing the president and the administration. we're going to explain it next. ♪ ♪ ways. it's the first and only fda approved combination of advil plus acetaminophen. advil targets pain. acetaminophen blocks it. advil dual action. fast pain relief that lasts 8 hours. it's another day. and anything could happen. it could be the day you welcome 1,200 guests and all their devices. or it could be the day there's a cyberthreat. get ready for it all with an advanced network and managed services from comcast business. and get cybersecurity solutions
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i'm in one of the other 17 countries i'm pointing at your border president biden. and what you're doing to facilitate human smuggling and the greatest most evil people in the atmosphere. larry: there inadvertently facilitating it. here's another thing. >> is worse than that because of the way that they set a particular with children the incentives for families to separate themselves, across the board or separately and redeliver children to other family members, their participating in the smuggling chain. elizabeth: we hear you, for texas sheriffs and federal i.c.e. officers have sued president biden homeland security secretary mayorkas is
the first time a sitting president has been sued, where they being sued basically the biden policy is limiting ice from detainee deportation criminal illegal immigrants, is extremely dangerous, is leading criminal illegal aliens onto u.s. streets and it violates federal law, what do you say to this action? >> the key you violates federal law i read the complaint they held up immigration statutes that say you must attain this category of people or you must support this category of people and those folks are not detained did not reported under the eyes memo from february which is issued under mayorkas head of homeland security and ultimately the president. they are going to argue the strict text of immigration statutes and say biden is not only not upholding them which they also allege that violating them and ordering i.c.e. officers to violate them, we will see how this plays out but it's a strong textual argument
and over the years courts have given a lot of leeway to executive branch to not perform their jobs even those mandated. elizabeth: even those putting burdens on border states, let's listen to what one of the texas sheriffs spoke out about the lawsuit let's listen to what he had to say, watch this. >> release from her detention center he was an illegal alien and notified eyes and the city does not meet our criteria, let them go and that does not sit well with me or anybody in my community. somebody has to be held responsible and this is the only way we will get somebody's attention that the biden administration is not doing their job. elizabeth: there letting go people accused of aggravated sexual assault, endangering
children, drug smuggling, burglary domestic violence we've been hearing from border officials and the governor that people at the border rc in their homes invaded, guns put to their head this is putting a lot of pressure to u.s. taxpayers, go ahead. >> it absolutely is in these communities are overwhelmed of their budgets are overwhelmed, it's not a coincidence that you hear democrats and the border communities like congressman henry cuellar has been on your network lambasting the biden administration open border policy because of the other destruction it is bringing to their communities, this is an invasion being allowed by the federal government and the sheriff spoke about very specific instances of the results of that but there are many, many others and extremely burdensome on the communities
affected. elizabeth: is a constitutional fight, ken cuccinelli, thank you so much for joining us it's good to have you on. i'm elizabeth macdonald, you've been watching "the evening edit" on fox business, that does it for us, have a good fourth of july weekend, come back again next week. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> welcome to "kudlow" i am brian brenberg and for larry kudlow our top story today the u.s. economy adds 850,000 jobs in june, the biggest gain in ten months, the unemployment rate rising to 5.9%, edward lawrence is live from the white house with details. >> 850,000 jobs and was very interesting you meant to the unemployment rate taking up to 5.9% that is because there's