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game. some indicators early on to figure out whether or not republicans or democrats are going to have a good night. we are going to take you through it. >> sandra: thank you for watching. facebook.com/outnumberedfnc starts now. >> harris: a fox news alert, we are just one week away from the high stakes midterm elections with a battle for the control of congress heating up. the campaign season enters the final stretch. you're watching "outnumbered," i'm harris faulkner. here today, melissa francis. katie pavlich, former director of strategic medications for the hillary clinton campaign, adrienne elrod, and in the center seat today, editor in chief of campus or form, lawrence jones. he is outnumbered. great to see you. >> lawrence: thank you, ladies. crazy newsday. >> harris: it's been a busy one part let's get to it. a new survey from the nonpartisan public religion
research institution shows democrats with a nine-point advantage on the generic ballot. as they try to make gains in congress. democrats are looking to have a chance in the house, but the senate appears to be slipping away from their grasp. the survey found that more than half of americans say they are absolutely certain to vote in the midterms, was just more than a quarter, putting their odds of voting at a 50/50. 90% say they will probably vote. it appears partisans are about as equally likely to report that they will vote, 63% of democrats and 59% of republicans say they are absolutely certain to turn out next tuesday. intensity and the vote account will matter, but early voting, lawrence, has been going on in many places. we have been watching that as well. >> lawrence: i think there's good on both sides that they can applaud. for democrats, they are probably upset because voter registration numbers are up, which normally benefits the democrats. also, republicans are excited because after kavanaugh there was this momentum. now you have the caravan coming
across, which also is going to excite in public and voters, as well. i think we pretty much know republicans are going to keep the senate. i still don't know where the house is going to go. i think anybody -- it's got to be -- >> harris: when you see that caravan being in excitement point for the electorate on the right side, you mean the issue of illegal immigration? the wall and every thing that goes with it? >> lawrence: we know the campaign was centered over immigration. i think republicans constantly win that issue. because they didn't deliver on issues like health care, you will get democrats to show up for that. now because this is so close to the midterms, i think republicans will be going to the polls. >> harris: adrienne, if you will allow me come i want to show a couple things first before you and i talk. as lawrence has pointed out, it's a mixed bag. but it isn't just on how you see it. it's whose voting. let's look at republicans on suburban women, if we can, right now. to be have that? maybe not?
all right. okay. a full-screen graphic, this is problems or not. this is from jason breaux, a republican consultant taking a look at that. problems right now are with suburban women, and these developments -- there it is. in the last week. it affects them more than other demographic groups. it is important for us to get some focus back on the key issues, the economy and immigration." let's go to the democrat response on this. that comes from chris, who says "we haven't had a real message since the last presidential election. why change it now? we have no message in 2016. we have no message in between. we have no message going into the selection. you have to give people a reason to vote for you, not just a chance to show up and vote." adrienne? >> adrienne: i know chris, he's a very well-respected democratic strategist. i will disagree with him, because we do have a message. it's harder to get your message out right now when you've got no control over the house, senate,
or white house. but the democrats who are on message are saying, universally, "we want to protect, not repeal, health care. we want to raise wages, and we want to clean up the corruption in washington." that's the message we're running on, and that's why you're seeing suburban women -- the ultimate swing vote and a lot of elections, especially in 2016, and now again in 2018 -- in droves toward democrats. the democrats hold a 25-pointed generic lead among white, suburban women. that's huge, because we didn't have that lead in 2016. i'm going to come again, respectfully disagree on what you said that nobody would know or be able to predict what's happening in the house right now. i think the democrats are well-poised to take back the house. whether this will be a huge blue wave like we thought it was a couple months ago, or there it's just going to be a wave -- >> a blue puddle? [laughter] >> adrienne: that's what we need to take back the house. i'm very confident. that we are moving in that direction. a >> lawrence: i'm not sure
people know what your guys' messages. maybe the people in boston and d.c. were coming with policy and legislative packets, but i haven't seen that candidate that can go out there and get the merry could be able to get behind it. you still see donald trump rally -- >> adrienne: i've seen a lot. you can name why they are running and why the democrats are the right party. >> harris: i want to add, the democrat strategist we are talking about, he says "it's more than just voting against someone." katie, i made the point on the air yesterday -- it might not have been yesterday, but recently -- with a question. is this a function of the president being on the ballot? that's why you see not only the interest, but the split. i'm wondering. >> katie: although the house of representatives is a national office, they are very localized issues and races. the candidates chosen to run in these districts, especially the ones president trump took away from barack obama in 2016, are crucial. we have seen that localized messages are really wet matter,
here. the candidates that are running simply against donald trump aren't doing as well. beto o'rourke is one of them. he hasn't necessarily focus just on texas issues, he has tried to run against president trump. >> harris: that one has widened, right? with ted cruz. >> katie: he's running away of that race. the senate race in arizona is still very tight. there was local house races, it's going to be a very close race in all of those, based on what's happening those districts. tax reform affects certain house districts differently than it affects others. some republicans in a state like new york or california can't necessarily run on that, because it is not good for their state. that's the question. one of a point -- i find it interesting how to watch how the nuts and both have change in the cycle. republicans, historically, don't have a good record of voter turnout. in florida, for example, republican voters are doing better than democrats. in georgia, voter turnout is benefiting the democrat running for governor there. seeing the shift on how they are
taking the playbook and getting the voters out to the polls is interesting to watch. >> harris: yeah, and florida come of course, you have them talking about the race. you have others go down there. you just saw will ferrell go out for the georgia governor's race on the democrat side, just this week. it's interesting, some of the other people who are kind of getting involved. i mention the president's name on the ballot, not in actuality, but the way we have talked about it. the way he talks about himself. not just his agenda, but his accomplishments is what he points to. in terms of that actually being something that people should think about when they go into the voting booth. it's kind of like he's there. i think 1 of >> melissa: i think one of the things people are thinking about are the events of the other days. last night i went to an interfaith service, and the rabbi there was talking about "let's stand as one and show our unity together." the whole group got together, there was a feeling of exhaustion. the rank order, everything that has been going on.
i wonder -- i hope it doesn't chill voting, but it could cause people to just kind of disengag disengage. >> katie: that were taken back to the base of each side. people who do feel exhausted about the fighting that we have had over the past two years. >> the campaigning, the violence, being helpless to change anything. that, then, takes a back to voters who regularly vote on a republican and democratic side. it goes back to the key issue of every midterm election, which is the turn out of your base. that's with the president has campaigned on. that's what national democrats have campaigned on. democrats, quite frankly, have been more energized this year than the republicans have. >> we haven't seen midterm elections turnout, which is knifing. >> harris: i interviewed ronna mcdaniel yesterday, and she said that the ground give mother republicans that is very different this time a long parade there are door knocks come out reach, they are millions. that will give people, also incorporated, engage pray that's
what we want. it doesn't matter which clinical party. we just on people engaged. >> lawrence: that, actually, surprises me. for my interpretation, it seems like a lot of the candidates were expecting the president to come in and save them. >> harris: she said to me, "it doesn't matter what the president says. that candidate isn't handling their own on the ground." >> local business. get it done. we will move on. funeral services are beginning today for some of the victims murdered in the pittsburgh synagogue shooting. president trump and the first lady, also, we know, are headed to pittsburgh to pay their respects. we will be watching for that and we will bring them to you on fox news. plus, president trump is reportedly considering a groundbreaking move to do away with birthright citizenship. would that be legal? we will talk about it. as the migrant caravan continues moving northward toward our border. stay close. >> we have a very strong border. i called up the military.
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fundamentally -- reminds us of the fragile nature of life. these events remind us that we have a responsibility to each other regarding that fragile life. >> harris: the governor of pennsylvania reacting to the synagogue shooting funerals, which begins today for the victims pray let's take a live look now at pittsburgh's oldest and largest synagogue. inside, a funeral of brothers cecil and david rosenthal is right now. those are being held. dr. jerry wrote that if it's also being laid to rest today. there are three of the 11 killed on friday being memorialized at this time. president trump and the first lady melania trump are set to visit pittsburgh today. >> i'm went to pay my specs come and go into possibility of officers and some of the people that were so badly hurt. i look forward to going.
i would have done it sooner but i didn't want to disrupt any more than we already have disrupted. >> harris: pittsburgh's mayor's were sitting down like wishing to present would wait a little longer. matt is in pittsburgh with more. matt? >> pittsburgh's democratic mayo mayor, william peduto, called the president's visit a distraction. the mayor says he wishes the president would not come until all the dead are buried. he said he also has safety concerns but he feels there are not of the and safety officials in the city to accommodate both the president and all the funerals. pittsburgh's mayor has already butted heads over the president over the weekend, disagreeing with his comments at places of worship should have armed guards to protect against these types of shootings. here on the ground, in the squirrel hill neighborhood, the president's visit is generating reaction of all different types. the jewish packed "bend of the ark" is against his visit. they want him to denounce white
nationals appeared here is the leader of that, and the folks we talked to here in squirrel hill. >> i think he has probably been the most pro-israel president we have had. however, i do think that he has not done enough to distance himself from some factions that may be on the wrong side of lov love. >> his own daughter is jewish, so comfort to me, it's hard to say that somebody would purposely try to make this happen. >> you mentioned that doctors funerals happening just a block behind us, we are a short distance away from the tree of life synagogue here in the squirrel hill neighborhood. harris? >> harris: thank you very much much. melissa? >> melissa: president trump is reportedly looking at doing away with birthright citizenship through executive order. the show down over a migrant
caravan heading to the nation's southern border is heating up, but there are questions over whether the president has the authority to move the right of citizenship -- remove it -- from babies of noncitizens and illegal immigrants born on u.s. soil. lawmakers already responding with senator lindsey graham tweeting "finally a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship. in addition, i plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from president trump. in the meantime, what becomes of the caravan, the president turned laura ingraham that asylum-seekers will not be reled and will instead be held intent cities until their trials. watch this. >> we are going to build tent cities. there will be tense all over the place. won't build structures and spend all of this, hundreds of millions of dollars. we will have tents. they will be very nice and they will wait. if they don't get asylum, they
get out. >> melissa: in the meantime, the administration announcing the mobilization of 1500 troops to the southern border, calling the effort "operation faithful patriot." as a senior u.s. official saying an additional 2,000 troops are ready to deploy if needed. all this coming, of course, head of the midterms. lawrence, let me start with you. people out in the audience may not realize that this whole idea of birthright citizenship has been a hot legal topic. in academia, for years. the >> lawrence: for a while. >> melissa: professors at yale taking it up in books that they have written. there is a very long argument i was reading through in the harvard log review, going back and forth about what this really means. the problem i think with the president taking this up -- even though he is hardly the first person to think of it -- is the idea of the history of the 14th amendment. when it was ratified in 1868, related to dred scott -- all of its ties through history, basically -- i'm not a lawyer,
but it has to do with race relations. to me it seems like a very bad idea to pick up this fight right now. >> lawrence: i can look at it from two lenses. i agree with the president's frustration prayed i'm very upset with congress for inaction. at the same time, the law is the law. i believe the president is going to get himself in a legal battle that i think he would lose at the supreme court. whether he wants to be frustrated -- this is the process in america. when he does this before an election, yes, it will get some of the base riled up. it's also going to get people on the left riled up, because it shows that the president doesn't respect the constitution prayed i disagree with that. i think there are a lot of people who make the same argument as the president, but even judge napolitano has said "this is very clear, people. the 14th amendment stands." i think this is a bad move for the president. >> i think there is a distinction for the ford to the moment. it was put in place for freed
slaves to become citizens of the united states, to make them equal citizens and to unify the country. that's different than illegal immigrants coming to the country and having children and wanting them to be equal, and that of course, that means the parents eventually usually get to say because very compassionate country and we don't want to tear families apart and deport the parents and keep the citizen children here. that being said, this is a legal issue that the president is going to have to take on. the supreme court has not ruled specifically on this issue. the broader point is, there is a very serious problem with birth tourism fraud. china has an entire curriculum for families that come to california, they apply for visas saying they are going to work. they are just coming to visit. they have children here, then essentially the entire family gets to stay. russia is also doing this with florida. the issue here is really visa fraud and people coming here to have children, dig in that access to the united states for each child's citizenship. that's an issue we can take on through fraud and the f vi
cracking down on those things. earlier they actually did. the legal battle this is going to be tough one. final point, president trump campaign on this. the idea that this is some surprise that he's bringing up -- he is very focused on fulfilling his campaign promises. he talked about this repeatedly on the campaign trail. he got elected with this in his agenda. i'm not surprised he's bringing it up, even now before an election. >> melissa: adrienne, the issue he is trying to address is the idea of "what is the drought, beyond the obvious? "what are we doing to exacerbate the problem for people trying to come here for a better life that they are willing to break the law and order to do so? there might be better ways to go about it. >> adrienne: i think the timing is very suspect. he's bringing it up seven days before the midterm election. he's delivering red meat to his base. he can't overturn a constitutional amendment from via an executive order. whether or not congress could be doing more to address the issue of immigration, i think that's debatable. i would actually agree with the democrats, hopefully democrats
take back the house. we can come together in a bipartisan way and actually address some of these issues. this is just a tactic for him to deliver red meat. i want to remind everyone to go vote to. don't let this distract you. >> lawrence: the problem is, you have a democratic party now that is increasingly go into the open borders-type policies. this issue, they should probably sit out. it might give them more support with the american people. this already was litigated, as katie correctly noted, in the last election. the president made at the center of his campaign. he will win on this issue politically. it's just a matter of the court. >> katie: it's not an issue they want to touch on the campaign trail. the visual image of the caravan has actually helped people see it come and say "that seems like a problem, and not necessarily just asylum-seekers coming to the country." >> harris: i want to go back to this idea, though, of timing. we know that in certain -- like it, california in particular --
illegal immigration and those topics that fall under that. the wall, and so forth. those are high atop the list. in other parts of the country from its health care. usually the health care, economy, national security, those things are a cluster. it's all there in the mix. the timing of this -- talk to me about that. it now, then, shifts it to almost people versus the constitution type thing. i watched the axios video that came out, the interview with the president, the parts we have been able to see this morning. the president making the argument that, no, he does have the power of executive order. but, is that what appeals to the base? or is that the overall look at national security and the wall? i'm just curious. >> lawrence: i think the american people -- because the president hasn't been able to get a physical wall -- the reason why the president -- >> harris: but he is getting in some parts. secretary nielsen viewing part of it in san diego. >> lawrence: he also wants the show for the american people
that he actually did something. there are's funding challenges, he's got some funding. but the american people can't see that. they are seeing him saying "i'm going to pass this executive order." what they do to see them sending troops to the border. >> adrienne: the caravan, by the way, several months from being at the border. >> harris: there are reports that it's dissipating. so there might be some in the caravan who are more physically fit and not traveling with as many people, they might be able to get there. i'm just putting that out there because those are the facts this morning. the topic of the caravans, this is not the first one we have seen. it has been kind of a new wants to illegal immigration for about a decade now. not all of it illegal paid some of the asylum request being fulfilled. >> lawrence: make no mistake, this is still a big issue for republican voters. the economy, , and immigration. >> harris: let me ask you, lawrence -- what about the idea that we know that democrats, as you said, don't necessarily come adrienne, win on this issue.
when you put it in a way about birthright and children, and you look at how many people have come into this country, and their children, and their children's children, have become citizens in the united states -- how do you square that with where the president is right before an election? democrats may bring up -- they may come up with a list of people who are now suddenly citizens. i see katie nodding at me. >> lawrence: i personally don't think this issue -- >> katie: the timing is not great. >> lawrence: wright, the timing is not great. to katie's point about the history of race in america concerning this -- they are also going to lose black voters when it comes to that. black voters aren't pro-illegal immigration. black voters aren't showing up. how will they get them out to the polls? immigration is not the issue to get them to show up. >> harris: what is the issue? it's health care. >> adrienne: you sound like a democrat, lawrence! >> lawrence: i know my community. i used to be a democrat.
>> harris: katie, bakhtin's whole point of timing. we saw the conversation change so vividly with the confirmation process of judge kavanaugh. we know those topics are out there that can vividly change the flow of things, if you will, leading up to the election for it i wonder if birthright citizenship is one of those. i don't know. >> katie: the topic may be helpful to the base, and that's the risk they are taking. they may be able to look at this and say it will be beneficial. it may rile up the left, too come , but it will rile up the right. immigration is extreme the complicated. birthright citizenship, the board of all, border security, national security, the caravan. these issues are part of a larger problem that has to be cut up in pieces, not just one issue. >> melissa: that's very true. new developments in the russia probe. why the president's lawyers are bracing for a flurry of activity from robert muller's team, and
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♪ >> people never say -- this isn't bragging. that's never being anything like what's happening. >> one we are told to get ready to see more president trump as he goes all out for the midterm election season. the president is hosting 11 rallies for g.o.p. candidates across six states in the final stretch of the campaign. when it comes to president trump, a new poll from the nonpartisan pri shows a sharp partisan divide among those who prefer the democratic candidate, roughly equal numbers. 49 to 48% say they are doing in advance issues they care about. or, that they are doing it to oppose president trump and his agenda. ditto for the g.o.p. side. those who prefer the republican candidate are likely to say they are doing it to advance issues they care about, as they are saying that they are doing it to support president trump and his agenda. what do you make of it,
lawrence? >> lawrence: [sigh] well, as i said -- katie even alluded to this about the local races. of course, this is going to be an indictment in some way on president trump's agenda. it's still going to go back to the candidates and their ability to contact with the voters. i think sometimes we water down the president and his compliments. part of our president obama was so ineffective at getting other candidates elected, because he didn't spend a lot of times with candidates when he was elected. he also didn't spend time with -- >> adrienne: you think he wasn't helpful to democrats customer greeley? [laughs] >> lawrence: when i was a democrat, they had crossed problem with him meeting the people of his own party. this wasn't an involvement like a prison term. you can go either way. because these are local races to a certain extent. as far as maintaining the sudden that, i think the president is very helpful in that. >> harris: this is where i wonder, melissa, if those of a
topics and issues come into play. rather than making it about the presidents. or, just making it about the president. >> melissa: you mean you wonder which one is most effective? >> harris: yes, just in terms of health care and the economy and some of the things we've been talking about the sour. if there is a 50/50 split, roughly, of "i'm going to the polls to vote for or against the president." that leads to a lot of ground to train hit issues. >> melissa: it strikes me as one of those things that people would answer one way when they are being polled, and another when they get in the booth. when you see it in the booth -- you are looking at the candidates that are right there. i'm always thinking about what i have seen them do or not do in the community. do i like the result of their policies? maybe i'm not to give up the rhetoric. i'm thinking about local races. does my city feel safe? do i feel like it has improved?
are they spending more money than before? how do i feel that my tax bill? how do i feel about my children's opportunities in this race? that's how i feel when i walk and vote and for the mayor. i don't think it's different with representative. obviously it's about "is that person going to support the president?" by the think it's lower on the list. >> harris: 's is one of the reasons, adrienne, that people say "negative ads resonate better because they cut through everything and they get right to the things that are so local with each candidate." it's bad, but it might be true. >> adrienne: right, unfortunate, negative ads are necessary. they just r. >> harris: how do you convince them of that? >> adrienne: oftentimes, the ones you don't want to read, it's more of a contractor than negative ads. they want to keep everything positive. i want to talk about the selection only being a referendum on trump. it's not. you have to look at some of the special elections, the ones that we won, the democrats won -- in
virginia. not that, that was a government or a street alabama, new jersey. some of the special elections, the two topics voters have cited in exit polls as to why they voted for democrats or even turned out in the election? number one is health care. number two is the economy. nationally, people aren't always doing that. they want to see their wages being raised. those of the two issues that have not been a referendum on trump, but the majority -- >> lawrence: it seems like the democratic -- >> adrienne: it is. it's not. it >> lawrence: you talk about those issues, and you definitely aren't running on the economy. none of you guys voted for the tax cut. i'm just -- i understand the rhetoric, but that's not being reflected in the campaign. >> katie: harris, to go back to your polling really quickly -- people go back to her issues. he votes on this issues. he knows people care about health care, so he's thinking
about democrats will nationalize health care plan to get more government-run pete how they will reduce the cost of health care. do more with obamacare. those are things he is actually talking about. in a lot of cases, he's a better communicator than the local candidate. for example, in montana -- i fed a number of conversations with people on the ground there. matt rosendale is dead in the water, but when present trump came and they put some more resources in the senate race, he actually has somewhat of it chance to take out the competitor. >> harris: what you saying del mike are saying is that it's not just a muster, but the message. i'm starting to see whether public and planets on. majority leader has said that they might even revisit, the president is talking about, what i call the stump for others. i'm curious to know what it looks like. it's meant to be an winning issue for them. >> adrienne: they don't want to focus on repealing it, which has been the message by republicans for years.
>> harris: with midterm election day just a week away, can you believe that? some top democrats are already talking about using aggressive oversight to investigate president trump. if they take back of the house. whether that could turn off some voters who want legislation, not investigation. we will talk about it. stay close. ♪ billions of mouths.
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over the executive branch at the way it's intended. we be able to get trump's tax return since he new fees being influenced by foreign entities. we can call and the secretary of homeland security, ask why she still has hundreds of children she has not united that she ripped away from parents of the border. >> katie: raking democrat elijah cummings telling the hill earlier this month that he would like to look at what president trump and republicans have done to "tear down the foundations of our democracy." cummings stands to be the chairman of the committee if democrats take back power. adrienne elrod? do democrats really think that the main issue that should be focusing on is getting president trump's tax returns? is that with the american people want them to focus on in washington? >> adrienne: i think the headline is "exercising oversight." right now, when the entire house and senate and the white house are governed by one party, we don't have that. i do think democrats need to be
careful and not jump ahead of their skis. >> what does that mean exactly? >> lawrence: is not targeting your political opponent. >> katie: what are they interested in looking at outside the tax returns? >> adrienne: i know everyone's favorite topics are potential russian pollution. i think that something that the committees will reopen and reinvestigate. there's a lot of questions -- child's abrasion of the border. some of the questions that have pushed the constitutionality by the chubb administration prayed i think that something they will look at, they think they should. i think the american people want democrats to get in there and focus on how pairing the economy and the issues that matter to them -- that's what voters are focusing on this election. i think democrats need to make sure that, along with oversight, there is a balance of making sure we are passing policies of the american people want. >> harris: i'm wondering if people have lost confidence in what can be actually gained in the hearings and investigations. the questioning that seems to never get answered. there's so much -- it's like "is this person going to get to the
question ever in our lifetime?" we have seen so much of the naval-gazing on capitol hill. i just wonder if the american public even trust that is transparent enough to give enough answers to invest our time. what is the return on investment cost to we want to tackling of those issues that actually touch our everyday lives? it said to say, may be certain things need to be looked into. but the preoccupation with investigating has not yielded answers for people. some of them are not over yet, and i get that. but the overarching idea of "are these people on capitol hill going to be transparent enough for me to even understand why i should care?" >> melissa: i couldn't agree with you more pray this is something you and i have talked to each other about before when he had been sitting -- we get for what your income everybody has heard what they want, they think that they -- spew when i heard it, but i heard this. you heard that. >> melissa: there's no repercussions. nobody talks about afterwards. when you excite your voters, saying "we're going to get in there with aggressive oversight
and finally all these wrongs, somebodies men have to answer them." think of ever hearing that they've had recently. even back to fast and furious. other things. it seems like nobody has ever been culpable for anything at the end. >> katie: i want to give the final question to lawrence. people have warmed the this will be away for the house to bring the trump agenda to a complete stop, not only by tying of the president with personal issues, but also subpoenaing the epa officials. people that the interior department. focusing all the energy on focusing on the house. instead of moving the government forward. >> lawrence: pertains to the articles of impeachment, i think this is bad strategy from the democrats. if you want republicans to turn out to vote, start saying stuff like this -- "we are going to go investigate you. still talking about russia." maybe the stuff that has already been litigated. i think democrats have an issue with the boy who cried wolf.
they continue to tell their voters "we are going to do this." and now people aren't shocked anymore. i think it's bad strategy. >> adrienne: but they have to walk and chew gum at the same time. they can exercise oversight while also passing an agenda. >> harris: if you are a daca recipient, and you see that the road ahead -- democrats promised to help. although the republicans and was president have come as well. you got senator chuck schumer, who promised to do so much. willing to shut the government down. if they take the mantle back in any shape, fashion, or form on capitol hill, and you are that recipient current , aren't you l that those of the types of places they will put their issues? i understand, chewing gum. but they haven't been able to do that walking and talking at the same time, particularly on that issue up until now. >> adrienne: people want a government that works for them. i think democrats will come to the table and work on bipartisan solutions. >> katie: speaking of russia, president trump's legal team could allow the president to answer questions for special
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trump's attorney, rudy giuliani, tells fox news the draft answers question for the team are in a complete provision of time to review them with the president for the midterms. giuliani also says there are outstanding issues to resolve before written answers can be submitted. hopefully an agreement can be reached. here is the president, he tells fox's laura ingraham about answering the questions. >> it's ridiculous that i have to do anything, because we didn't do anything. but we will probably do something, yes. we will respond to some questions. >> melissa: in the meantime, a new poll by public religion research institute brings bad news for the special counsel. the poll gives mueller a 39% approval rating, and a 45% disapproval rating. there is a stark division along partisan lines, only 70% of republicans approving of the special counsel compared to more than half of democrats. katie, i find that funny. i don't know that the public being pulled on this necessarily knows what robert mueller is
doing. they have been relatively tight-lipped. >> katie: he doesn't care about is populated. that's what you see the special counsel very quiet. we haven't seen a ton of leaking from them, and the public save and save made, they have said "be wary of what you are actually hearing." i think it's the result of the wrong slog we have seen with the mueller investigation and the more information that comes out about how this investigation got lodged in the first place. the evidence that it was clearly very political, the fbi was involved, there's questions about fisa and all that other stuff. they start to think that if they can investigate donald trump's way based on regulations from the clinton campaign and from democratic operatives working in the fbi, essentially, they can come after me, too. i'm not really all about that. >> melissa: adrienne, i wonder if everybody cares about this issue and is following it has pretty much made up their mind about what they think happened at this point. >> adrienne: a couple things -- first of all, it's hard, even for those of us doing television and who are
reporters, to keep track of this every day. there are so many things changing by the day, and it gets confusing. i think if you are the average person, may be tuning into the nightly news three times a week, sing something -- it's hard to keep track of what's actually going on. furthermore, to what katie's point said, robert mueller has not leaked a lot of information. it has been a very tight-lipped investigation. i still think you have a majority of the american people who want to understand what actually happened. we will see what he comes up with. we haven't heard from them lately because the fbi, when somebody is under investigation, they tend to sort of cease in making any big news within 60 days of an election. that didn't happen with hillary clinton when james comey reopened the investigation. typically, the fbi does not release any new information. they take a couple steps back. that's why i think we are starting to see the trump campaign -- rather, the trump administration -- giuliani -- such talk about what they plan
to to do after the midterms. >> harris: i want to drill down a little bit more than i have already on the questions that were asked in this polling. i wonder, too, if some of the disapproval is a function of not believing that the government can chew gum and walk at the same time. it might be otherwise focused more on one event, or investigation. or a set of investigations, more than people's own well-being and those other issues. this kitchen table issues they said were important or are important. some of this -- and i want to see the question was asked -- do you believe this is a bad investigation? do you believe you shouldn't be spending money on it? those are questions that i think we normally would know, but i would also want to ask, do you think this government can handle all of this, plus meet your needs? no. that's why i don't approve of it. it's just a question i would want to know. >> lawrence: i think the country just brushed it out. it has been used as a political tool, even though i think robert mueller is trying to do a fair investigation. i think the country is pretty
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