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shannon bream and fox news at night team take it from here, it is always a pleasure to handed off to shannon, one of fox news gratis, shannon, take it away. >> shannon: thank you, tammy and i love that guy so much. cousin eddie from vacation, "christmas vacation" i love him so much and i feel we would be good friends if i ever got to meet him. >> tammy: indeed appear to have a happy new year. >> shannon: thank you. breaking tonight, house of representatives overwhelming supporting president trump's demand for $2,000 covert relief checks for americans. and plans to send the first smaller payout as previously planned. the extra dollars with an uncertain future in the g.o.p. senate coming up. fiscal conservatives caught in the middle. "the wall street journal" with thanks to the president stand on $2,000 checks they think jeopardizes the georgia senate
race. leader mitch mcconnell faces a tough choice whether to put that $2,000 check to a vote, possibly splitting the g.o.p. with critical runoff seats in georgia next week. the republicans lose to two georgia states in the majority, the republicans across the country should thank president trump for 2021 tax increase. other commentators to the swampy foreign aid, and proposed and that bill as sudan is open for business thanks to 700 million u.s. taxpayer dollars heading this way. the officials telling "the economy will open up and away that will will allow individuals to flourish, plus there is reportedly a check for small businesses as well. politics with negotiations all along in the election year and even admitting that check that republicans say that house
speaker nancy pelosi blocked it 40 times. hello, welcome to fox news @ night, shannon bream in washington and let's begin with chad pergram growth the president wants direct payments. this is just the beginning, chad, good evening. >> good evening, shannon, the keep in mind only $600 in direct payments in the original bill, the bill that president trump signed into law last night. he bulked at $2,000 so democrats saw an opening. they put the $2,000 stimulus check bill on the floor tonight, but there was a lot of resistance from republicans, listen. >> so i look around the room here, and it looks like i'm in the u.s. congress. i see the american flag there. george washington is over there. it says "in god we trust" but looking at this bill we are in the parliament of afghanistan, or bolivia. do we really think the way to improve life for americans is to
print more money from the feds? speak with the vote was 275-1:30 four, only 44 republican supporf the president's plan and many worry about the price tag. this proposal cost $360 billion according to the joint committee on taxation and one republican told me their anger is incandescent at the president tonight. and a twist, it was democrats who backed the president this evening. >> i am telling donald trump, "don't just talk about it, act" summation point these have followed you thick and thin and get it to support the $2,000 checks. >> now vermont senator bernie sanders said he will not let the senate lee for new year's without a vote on direct payments. the plan is probably dead. they need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster, shannon. >> shannon: chad, could they have gotten more money and house speaker nancy pelosi moved a
little earlier. this has been going on for months. >> that is right, certainly they blamed nancy pelosi for dragging this out and hosted a number of proposals but she only came around to $2,000 with the political opening. she pounced on that and it will still take weeks to get the benefits out the door, shannon. >> shannon: okay, so congress also acting in another way to make the president not so happy tonight. >> that's right. the house of representatives tonight overrode the president's veto of the defense bill. the vote there 322-187, 109 republicans to override the veto. the president vetoed the bill for language to change the names bassist named after confederates. president trump wanted lawmakers to take on the bill a provision to terminate section 230 giving legal protections to internet firms. now, the theme of these two boats tonight is republicans broke with the president not one
issue, but two issues. the schedule the next couple of days dealing with the veto override and the senate that could come up as early as tomorrow in the senate, but we think this will drag out maybe until new year's eve and president trump has never had a veto overridden, shannon. >> shannon: chad, knowing your regardless of whatever holiday plan should you have come i know you will stay on this. thank you very much. we always appreciated. >> we are always here. >> shannon: yes we are. 1.3 million people went through tsa checkpoints on sunday. the highest one day total and more than nine months. that is despite the warnings you were told to try to avoid holiday travel as the death toll is claiming in the u.s. tracking it all from new york, good evening. >> shannon, good evening, all of this happening is the vexing rollout hits snags and millions of americans get ready to celebrate another holiday weekend. >> plac places to go when people
deceive millions of americans warned travel holiday on the tsa screen, the most passengers in a single day since the pandemic began. and have screened at least a million passengers a day for the last six days in a row. >> it is big. there's a lot of people here. >> studies suggest the risk of getting covid on a plane is low, health officials worried those packed ai airports with viral spread appeared with christmas in the rearview come officials pressing for the new year. today new yorkers lined up to share the worst memories of 2020, but this will be the last crowd you see here in 2020. times square will be closed off to the public on new year's eve with folks left to watch the ball drop virtually. the new year was supposed to bring some much needed hope, but now new york's attorney general investigating a brooklyn medical clinic accused of wrongfully
giving covid vaccines to people not included in the states distribution plan. and those who were in the plan are still waiting. the cdc reports that only 2 million americans have been vaccinated, take four or cried by the 20 million go by the end of the year. the white house testing czar says that number is likely higher. >> so the number is an underestimate that we distributed to the state 10.8 million processes. we will distribute 4.7 million by the end of this week so in the end of this week the hands of the states 50.5 million doses. >> shannon, if you are wondering who is next to be vaccinated to commit very state-by-state but in general the cdc recommends it be front line essential workers. police officers, teachers, and of course anyone over the age of 75, shannon. >> shannon: all right, thank you for helping that, aishah, we appreciated.
trying to pinpoint what motivated the nashville christmas bomber, we are learning come officials examining width of the suspect motivated at least in part by 5g paranoia. what is that? senior correspondent mike tobin with that part of the story, good evening, mike. >> shannon a number of reports traced back to unnamed investigator who told abc news they are looking strongly into e motive for the attack was called 5g paranoia, that anthony quinn warner was paranoid that the technology was being used to spy on people. 5g paranoia has manifested in the number of forms. some say it causes cancer, spreads coronavirus and resulted in an entire flocks of birds dying. none of these theories have been prevented proven true. investigators have stated that his dad worked for at&t when he is alive. and part of the at&t building but at this stage connecting the two is just speculation.
rick loud is one of the neighbors who interacted with him, freelance computer and alarm tech hinted he was about to do something big. >> so is santa going to bring you anything for christmas? and he said, smiled and said "yes," i'm going to be famous. and the world will never forget me, nashville. and i didn't think anything of it. >> the nashville police release body cam video from the officer michael who shows his response and the blast. the aftermath shows streets littered with debris and panic from those who did not evacuate. the components of the bomb are being analyzed, janet back to you. >> mike tobin, thank you for staying on the story, thank you. and for no devastating local churches throughout the christmas week as recently as
today. lee lin for third with a shocking crime coming during the week of sacred holiday observances from many houses of worship, good evening, leland. >> one potential hate crime and the fbi investigating a fire in a black church in springfield, massachusetts. this is a picture from the local fire department. you can see what is left of the pews given the fire started monday morning. the investigator say there is a lot of reasons to be suspicious. >> we arrived on scene to a fire in the basement the first floor area that will be knocked down. it took an hour to get the fire under control. if the church burned at night time, so potential hate crime. >> 2:00, 3:00 in the morning and other fires recently in that area, large black shirt to my in calton, south carolina. >> the fire had already advanced well the second floor of the attic. stay strong, you have building out back and hopefully you can
meet in that building tomorrow. >> it was heartbreaking to know that the place that i love it and went to church and learned about god and the word is abla ablaze. >> investigator still don't know what start at that church in south carolina. long island, 250 families don't have a place to worship after they are lutheran church burned there on christmas day, shannon, cape cod. christmas eve burning of nativity scene. the fire department was able to put out is also suspicious. >> shannon: well, very disappointing this time of year. let's hope the investigators who are excellent at what they do contract these folks down. leland, thank you. cancel culture, and a school board advisory with the bay area rename thousands of schools including abraham lincoln high school here at the committee's chairman claimed lincoln never showed policy or rhetoric that black lives might
her to him. senior correspondent tracking the story, claudia. >> shannon, this is still abraham lincoln high school but not for much longer. an advisory committee has its way because in their view the president who called to end slavery did not value black lives enough. his name along with many others needs to go. the 12 member panel is targeting 44 schools in san francisco named after leaders whose actions in the past or deemed problematic by today's cancel culture. in lincoln's case, the committee said he was insensitive to native americans and plaques alike and point to support of transcontinental railroad which "led to the significant loss of land and natural resources as well as the loss of lifestyle and culture for many indigenous people." the school named after washington and jefferson also have to go because they were colonizers and slave owners. dianne feinstein elementary is on the list even though the
liberal senator was the city's first female mayor. in 1984, she allowed a confederate flag to be flown outside of city hall before she ordered the flag to be removed. the renaming has sparked backlash from president trump. so ridiculous and unfair, he tweeted and from the city's democratic mayor who said the district's top priority should be getting its 54,000 students back into the classroom. >> i am upset. i'm mad. i need someone to get their act together. we shouldn't even have a conversation about anything else. >> still unclear what the replacement names would become of the san francisco school board will have the final say what will certainly be a costly project, $9 million by one estimate and still no timeline for when kids will be able to resume in person learning at whatever named school they attend. shannon. >> shannon: out west tonight, thank you. the owners of california salon stating her son when officer
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>> shannon: check this out a confrontation between california owner and los angeles health inspector caught on camera showcasing the frustration many small business owners are experiencing. part of the states covid-19 restrictions and inspections. let's talk about it with the owners of the salon in stockton. they had a similar one and with authorities. joining us live matt, great to have you both with us, thank you. you guys had a health inspector
and doing everything by the book. it looks good and then this raid right before christmas had to be startling. you were serving customers and the officers burst him but what happened? >> so we had five armed police officers burst into our salon, shouting "stop everything you are doing, step away from your clients and no one will be allowed to leave." they told the customers if they tried to leave they would be arrested. >> shannon: so you all were issued three misdemeanor citations, but you didn't close. what is the plan? are you worried about penalties? where'd he go from here? >> every single day we are worried. there is angst and anxiety in the salon every single day. we did close down but when we close down in august the stylist were asking us if we would open up the salon because of unemployment, stylist get $166 a week if anything at all and they simply don't get enough to survive so we committed to them and the industry to fight this
all the way. we will never, ever close. we will stay open and take this to the bitter end. >> shannon: even if they show up tomorrow? >> even if they show up tomorrow, yes. >> the governor repeatedly talked about the rising deaths in california so listen, you have to go along with us because we are trying to save lives. how did he respond to that? i've read about some of your stylists, they were desperate and asking you, listen, we need to put food on the table. i have seen articles and they publicly say we know there is a threat and people are dying, but we think there is a way we can work and save ourselves economically as well. >> there is no justifiable data to close our industry, for example san diego county, the public tv and radio station there recently really stated that 14 confirmed outbreaks at local walmarts, 280 confirmed outbreaks at restaurants, zero at hair salons, salons are closed and the rest remains
open? it doesn't make sense to close our industry. closing our industry does have no effect on the infection rate at all. >> shannon: i have to ask you guys, vicki kirk what did it feel like to have body armor officers come in and put everybody on notice? did it seem like a proper response? >> it was honestly humiliating and terrifying. we are honestly just trying to earn a living very safely. we have strict safety protocols at our salon and we will not let people and that are not wearingt properly. just to see our customers put in that position and right before christmas spirit to see my stylists my head one of my customers come in after they left here and she had tears in her eyes and was bawling. i'm so sorry this is happening. this is so wrong. you are trying to earn a living and you are so clean and here.
it was heartless and mean. i feel bad for everyone on my staff that had to go through that. it was awful. >> shannon: we are showing on the screen video that was happening, people who were capturing it, cameras and cell phones and we can do that these days. you have misdemeanors and you guys say the charges, you will stay open. dino ballin, can you tell me what your legal plan is at this point? >> okay, it took me a while to hire an attorney in los angeles and he with fred jones, the lead counsel and lobbyist for all hairstylists should join where filing a lawsuit against gavin newsom in the state of california injunction against the state homeowner as it pertains to salons. we should be allowed to stay open. we are pro all businesses staying open but specifically for our industry to start. we expect to be filing that lawsuit this week.
>> shannon: okay, we know mark is involved in other lawsuits with restaurant industry and others. vicki and dino you also suing gavin newsom. thank you for coming on, thank you so much. it's new allegations with a summer camp link to george's candidate, rafael warnock. a survivor sharing his stories and the allegations and details next. our time... ...for more time... ...has come. living longer is possible- and proven in postmenopausal women taking kisqali plus fulvestrant. in a clinical trial, kisqali plus fulvestrant helped women live longer with hr+, her2- metastatic breast cancer. and it significantly delayed disease progression. kisqali can cause lung problems or an abnormal heartbeat, which can lead to death. it can cause serious skin reactions, liver problems, and low white blood cell counts that may result in severe infections. tell your doctor right away
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december 15th for violating covid protocol. senators david perdue and kelly loeffler wrote to the u.s. embassy in jamaica it is sincere hope of her parents that she can safely and expeditiously return home to continue her studies as premed student at the university. purdue and loeffler battling other jobs and runoff races january 5th, it will determine which party controls the senate for the next two years. the high stakes have led to record fund-raising. purdue opponent 33-year-old jon ossoff raised $106 million in the past two months alone. compared with 68,000,004 purdue. >> it is not just -- >> personal attacks blanket the airwaves and pert -- and they charge supported by the communit chinese government. >> he's done business with media company that is owned in part by
the chinese communist party. jon ossoff production company received compensation from hong kong conglomerate owned in part by the chinese government. he amended his financial disclosure effort are initially failing to disclose. a spokesperson said the church was false and desperate. the report says that a camp run by raphael warnock in maryland in 2002 for deer and on a 12-year-old camper and forced him to remain outside overnight as punishment for wetting his bed. the camper anthony washington now 30 said his family received a financial settlement and a lawsuit. he was arrested by the police when he insisted camp counselors have up attorneys present during questioning. the charges against warnock were later dropped. president trump will come to dalton georgia on the eve to get out the rule vote, shannon. >> shannon: steve harrigan in atlanta, thank you.
new allegations regarding georgia democratic senator raphael warnock here the reverend in a camp he was connected to and the free beacon, good to have you with us. >> thank you for having me. >> so you talked with anthony washington, a man who is an adult now if i understand it. he meant to the camp of a child but what did he tell you about allegations and by the way i want to know from the start. we reached out to the warnock, communication director but we haven't heard anything back. i don't know if you've had success on that front. >> i didn't either so i hear you on that. these are very disturbing allegations that are coming out. these are actually the first details that were really hearing about what was going on with the abuse allegations at the camp. i spoke to a camper who went there when he was 12 years old. his family sued raphael warnock directly at the camp in 2003 for
experiences that he went throughout that camp. he said that he was mistreated by counselors. he had urine thrown at him and locked out of his cabin and forced to sleep outside on the basketball court because of punishment. he described basically a chaotic environment at this camp. he said he witnessed other campers being grabbed physical physically, you know, it was just a disturbing situation for a 12-year-old to go through. and i think -- it is very interesting when you say, you contacted warnock on this. i have contacted warnock as well and not heard from him. i think he has avoided addressing questions on this. he has really gone after people who bring this situation not a political attack but he's gone
after his opponent for that. i think he will have a harder time dismissing this. this is a person who is telling his story. he has a stake in this spirit and really, it was just a traumatizing and disturbing situation. >> shannon: yeah, and we want to hear from the warnock camp to rebut or explain these claims. warnock, his connection to the camp because if somebody had a connection to something and something gets contributed to them during a political battle come i want to know what his role was at the camp. would he have known about these things? what do you know? >> that is a great question. yeah, he was a senior pastor at the church running the camp. he was ahead of the church. and he talked about his role of expanding this camp. in this situation specifically and this lawsuit, he was a
defendant in the lawsuit. so he was sued directly by this camper and the family. you know, as you know, he was arrested for allegedly interfering with child abuse investigation by the state police. and that, those charges later dropped. but there are a lot of connections here with him. i mean, this is not a trivial kind of one off issue. this was something where you had three separate state agencies investigating child abuse allegations with this child under his tenure. you had at least five cases that were brought for child abuse brought against the camp director under warnock's tenure. and license provoke for failing to report child abuse. and so yeah, this isn't just kind of a one-off matter. this is something, there is a connection there. i do think he needs to address
that. >> shannon: welcome if you want to read more about this, a lot of good men doing reporting and talking to the former camper as well. be a judge for yourself, again, we have repeatedly contacted the warnock campaign and welcome them to give us any statement on this. i want to thank you. >> thank you. >> shannon: senator marco rubio calls a liar as anthony fauci admits to moving the goal post on herd immunity. he's also warning you the worst is yet to come. should you believe him? our panel debates. ♪ upbeat tempo ♪ sanctuary music it's the final days of the wish list sales event sign and drive off in a new lincoln with zero down, zero due at signing, and a complimentary first month's payment.
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with special needs are being underserved due to the public education systems failure. and instant learning options." and using public money for private tuition. dr. anthony fauci defending himself following "new york times" article saying he admittedly too slowly and deliberately moving the goal post when to reach herd immunity to the covid virus. he previously just only gave guesstimate spirits prickled the reason i started saying 70%, 75% come i brought it up to 85% but not a big leap to 75% to 85% but based on calculations and pure extrapolations from measles. but i have to be honest and humble, nobody really knows for sure. >> shannon: nobody knows for sure. let's break it down with a cochair of hometown values -- the author charlie kirk, and politics of fear and the power
of science, dr. marc siegel, welcome to all of you. >> hi, shannon. >> okay, senator marco rubio has called dr. fauci a liar. th"the federalist" said this unr the headline dr. fauci admitted he treated the american people like children "we are not told the truth by public officials or the media they are trying to manipulate us and not inform us. it is not a matter for experts to decide and lie about the science to compel adherence to their plans and enough is enough. dr. siegel, what say you? >> i want to start with the science on this and i'm definitely scratching my head because dr. fauci compares this to measles and measles is solid as a rock in this way. we know measles is the most contagious virus known to man appeared we have a vaccine that is about 95% effective. and we know we have to get about
90% of the population vaccinated with measles in order to get herd immunity. this is all based on calculations as the doctor says. but there is no way that herd immunity would be 90% for covid because it's not as contagious as measles. it's nowhere as near close to as contagious as measles. so the estimate of 70% makes a lot of sense, especially if this vaccine holds that 95%. the new moderna and pfizer vaccines. i don't see any reason scientifically to raise the number. so i don't like the word liar in this context, frankly, but i'm completely puzzled by the motivation behind changing the number. nothing has changed here, shannon other than the fact we got a vaccine that is way more powerful than we thought it was going to be. so if anything, the number would go down, not go up. >> shannon: charlie, and getting back to this point "the federalist" making, "new york times" acknowledged fully and deliberately moving
the goal post. that is they are typed words. that is what they said about what he did without regard to the american public. we are trying to have people to have confidence with what you are saying so complying with the request. >> he threw it aside 75%, 85% is not a big leap but that is 50 million to 60 million people. you are dealing with the entire american population it is a huge difference. i think this goes to a broader point is something we learned this year's people don't trust the people in charge anymore. and for good reason. dr. fauci came out and said masks didn't work and downplayed the risk of the virus. he was on both sides of the lockdown and then he kind of moves that goal posed by observation when it comes to this. this is not a good trend when a citizenry no longer trust the people whether health advice or political advice for good reason. all of a sudden, you get instability. it is not a good thing and
dr. fauci should have to explain great specificity in great detail why he acts it is no big deal to all of a sudden change these very important numbers and then people judge a make different decisions on this. so i think it is a very, very troubling thing to say the least. >> shannon: ethan, you all in california are having a tough time that all of this as numbers and cases are and deaths are up there. we know they are locked down spear the governor said they will probably have to be extended. the chronicle says in the opinion piece today, but what they call the illogical lockdown, the author does. people find ways to congregate with or without restrictions because they were sanity. if they were barred from safe places, they will gather indoors in each other's homes which will only prolong the spike in cases. either we talk about the polling that shows people are much less likely to wear masks when gatherings at home thin they are if they are out and about.
how does california get this right. it doesn't seem to be paying off the strict measures yet. >> it is a really difficult problem and actually part of it goes back to what charlie said about lacking trust. some of that has to do when you maps represent what people say. like dr. fauci when he talked about the mask because a shortage for health care workers and science is solid for wearing masks. the one-size-fits-all approach that doesn't always work in a very difficult state like california where los angeles and san francisco, very dense population versus some of the rural counties and frustrates people. i don't support that outdoor dining fan because of what the writer said. but we do need to wear masks and basic epidemiological science that says wear a mask, keep your distance, wash her hands frequently. you can't take this one in 1,000 americans have already died
related to covid-19. if you care at all about other people's lives, not just your own, you will follow those basic steps. but yeah, california officials have caused some of their own problems through this. >> shannon: dr. siegel, it is two different things. it is one to discourage people from buying masks because you want them to be there for health care workers but it's another to say they don't work and then say they do work. and at a time it is so critical in this country and around the world. >> first of all, i agree with with the inconsistencies. and i think that people get very afraid when they hear leader say one thing one day and another thing another day. inconsistencies in california right now make no sense whatsoever. they have looked at outdoor dining and found it is safe. when you luck people down together and don't let them out of the house, they spread covid within the house. that is where 70% of the spread occurs. as far as masking is concerned i agree epidemiological leak shown
to be effective but a lot of these population studies came out over the course of the pandemic. we have to be fair and say we learned over the course of the pandemic and the virus spread more and more, it became clearer and clearer the effectiveness of masking and social distancing, washing your hands and not traveling and not having large gatherings. all of that large science involved. but of course, you shouldn't say one thing for political reasons one day and another thing the next day. that is how you lose the american public. they are not stupid. >> shannon: quick response, charlie. >> no, i agree with that and the best way to deal in a crisis is to be clear and honest. so if dr. fauci would have said all along "look, i don't know, best guesstimate 65% to 70% herd immunity, people would have given him select. in the spring if he would have said we don't have the personal equipment we need but we believe they work. instead, the changing of the narrative is why people don't trust their rulers and people in
charge. a very bad thing for any society to go towards. >> shannon: dr. siegel, charlie kirk, ethan bearman come back soon. violent crimes breaking in u.s. cities and 2020. what is driving the shocking numbers? we will talk with seattle radio host jason rantz. he iss live next. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started. because doing right by our members, that's what's right. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. ♪ usaa
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>> shannon: it was a violent christmas weekend and what has already been a violent year in chicago. the extended holiday weekend so 30 people shot, eight of them died appeared in atlanta from christmas to sunday, three fatal shootings. it is the deadliest year since 1998. in new york, shootings up 95% from 8:30 8% jump in murders and seattle 47 homicides through november. the city had 28 and all of 2019. for more behind the stories of violence across the u.s., jason rantz, radio talk show host, good to see you, jason. >> thank you for having me. i hate to give the update, seattle is at 96% increase in homicides here. it is absolutely insane. we are seeing these crimes search across the country for a combination of things. number one, some folks will point to the fact we are in the
middle of a covert crisis and that is playing a role. number one, we have seen an increase of domestic violence, homicide and people of victims of domestic violence can't leave their homes and so they are stuck with their abusers. but we were also releasing lots of criminals because the prisons won't hold people over concerns due to covid. some of the people they are releasing should not actually be released. they are committing a lot of these crimes. the real reason why we are seeing a lot of this really is we are not keeping people in prisons. it is unrelated, in a way, to covid because we are going down this path that is ideologically driven. that is saying, hey, the justice system is inherently racist, racist cops arresting people disproportionately of color putting them in front of racist judges, juries and getting sentences. we have seen over incarceration so now they are trying to correct except they are over correcting. they are giving in list second,
third, fourth chances and in some cases and seattle, there have been one person 76 chances. they are not getting the help they need to. they continue to commit acts of violence. some of these are going to the point of murders. >> shannon: right. we are not just talking about people in trouble for shoplifting and those kind of things. in orange county come i think can california a sheriff's fighting and saying 1800 people he has been ordered to release from jail or people of much more serious allegations, including things like murder. some of them are awaiting trial and have not been convicted of. are violent crimes. these are not just borderline, marginal delinquency and that kind of thing. "the boston herald" had an opinion in the editorial, major metropolitan areas in 2020. the pandemic continues to ravage us and criminals feel more emboldened. we must be ensure to support local law enforcement and most
marginalized, maybe attempt to turn to crime to the financial burden. what about supporting local law enforcement? there has been talked some of these officers will be reluctant to get involved in certain situations. they are worried about his handling and getting into trouble themselves and weighing worth the risk to get involved in some of these calls in criminal activity. >> 100%. you have to move across the country defining the police and/or talking down about the police, constantly berating them and demonizing them and going after them here or there is a movement to make it easier to charge police officers for legitimate mistakes that they might make in the field. so you are not only getting police officers to question the work that they are doing, but literally, pardon the bad pun but handcuffing them from doing their actual job. from seattle to portland to minneapolis and new york, they are simply leaving the departments i'm going to other
agencies usually in smaller cities and policing there. that is really good news for the cities, the smaller ones that don't deal with the level of crime the major cities hour, but of course, we have seen the statistics bear out. the defund the police movement and general culture of demonizing police is directly resulting in more crime. >> shannon: it takes a toll. and we always say, nobody wants bad cop more than a good cop. the vast majority of them are and we want those cases handled. jason rantz, see you again soon. thank you so much. >> thank you. happy new year. >> shannon: you too. good news before we say good night. check out this military surprise in florida. u.s. marine daniel gave his mother the best christmas gift and surprised her eating breakfast. you can hardly believe it, this heartwarming applause and camp pendleton in california, set to deploy after his visit
♪ >> good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." i mark steyn. tucker is out this evening. a couple of hours ago the house of representatives increased the individual payment in the so-called covid relief bill from $600 to 2,000. enjoy it while you can. the senate won't vote for that, so we'll be back to that lousy 600 bucks, but instead of getting it next month, the following month, the first day of baseball season, they'll be arguing about it through the new year, so the lousy 600 bucks will be going out, oh, second quarter, third quarter, the firstan