tv Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo FOX News September 19, 2021 7:00am-8:00am PDT
[laughter] peter: have a great sunday. >> thank you, guys. [laughter] peter: go to church. >> good job. ♪ ♪ maria: good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to sunday morning futures. i'm maria bartiromo. coming up was it an order from the ccp. secretary of state antony blinken treats out that the u.s. stands with hong kong only to take it down soon after. coming up former secretary of state mike pompeo on the china threat and the consequences to come from handing over the strategically located and fortified bagram air base to the tale bean as congressman michael mccaul told us last week. >> the reason why it's so
important is because it's a national security asset for the united states or was and so taliban taking over. this provided eyes and ears. the administration talks about over the horizon capability, this is like 6, 8 hours away in qatar, uae. the loss of bagram, i can't emphasize how destructive this is. maria: then as the biden administration promises new green car for afghan refugees the southern border is overflowing the migrants. now there are 15,000 people waiting to get apprehended under that one bridge in del rio, texas. joe biden's refusal to close the border as terrorists wanna be's join the fights, will they try
to access through mexico as michael waltz predicted last week. >> we are on the road to future attacks. the same team that's around biden was around obama that yanked us out of we are ache and led to rise of isis caliphate. i think you will see that next year with al-qaeda 3.0 partnered with hakani and the taliban. maria: coming up texas senator ted cruz of consequences of wide open borders and victory to adversaries. prosecutor john durham issuing an indictment to a hillary clinton lawyer for allegedly lying to the fbi during the trump-russia hoax. eric trump the first one to take the calls from reporters on the phoney narratives is here with never before told side of the story. the democrats are trying hard to change the conversation as nancy pelosi scambles to find the votes she needs for her 5 and a half trillion dollar spending
plan. house budget committee ranking member jason smith on the democrat disarray on tax and spend plan. all that right here right now as we look ahead on sunday morning futures. ♪ ♪ maria: but first the u.s. military has finally admitted what we reported right here one week ago that a u.s. drone strike mistakenly killed innocents instead of intended target. 10 civilians dead including 7 children in kabul last month. not two isis-k fighters which the pentagon originally told us. that brings the total number of lives lost that we know of to 23 dead including the 13 service members killed in the airport attack. kentucky senator rand paul asked secretary of state antony blinken about that strike on tuesday, watch.
>> was an isis-k operative. , you don't know or won't tell us. >> i don't know because we are reviewing it. maria: joining me right now former secretary of state mike pompeo. secretary, good to see you this morning. good morning to you. secretary: good morning, maria, thanks for having me on the show this morning. maria: your thoughts on the missed drone strike killing civilians. the latest upset from this withdrawal from afghanistan that was obviously botched and not planned. secretary: well, maria, it's a tragedy that civilians were killed and to the families and those around them, my apologies,
we pray for them, this was just another example, it looked like they were in a rush and hurry. you can see the political pressure. one thing that drove deadline that president biden set, cap of the number of troops that could be there so that we could secure american departure and equipment. these were political decisions driven down to the military and i'm confident that the military was under enormous pressure and biden said we would strike back at the one who is killed 13 americans. this is just another piece of an evacuation that was driven by politics and not putting america first and america's national security. maria: yeah, that's right. he wanted to have good headlines on september 11th to say i brought everybody home no matter what it took. secretary, how do we get out of this at this point. we know that there are long-term
consequences for abandoning bagram air base. what's next, how do we get out of this and what's the future as a result of this misstep? secretary: it's difficult to see how the administration will turn it around and they seem desirous of making this go away as if there weren't americans being hostaged by the talibans in afghanistan and the folks that helped us in the past 20 years. they just want it to go away. i don't see how the biden administration gets back from this space. i hope that they'll begin to recognize that their credibility around the world was damaged deeply by how they executed this withdrawal. the failure to work alongside allies to deliver and made sure that we got allied and friends out of the country and we abandoned a partner in a way that didn't deliver on security for our friends in the region as
well. they need to show, they need to find places that can show real resolve and determination and make sure we are not going back to what we were doing in the last 8 years of the obama administration which is weaknesses, weakness on the world stage. if they do those things we can improve in afghanistan and counterterrorism in the region and then there are handful of tactical things. there are still fighters in afghanistan, we should provide moral support to them as well. this was a takeover by a group of terrorists and we need to make sure double sure that we don't recognize taliban as rightful leaders of afghanistan. maria: well, this is a really important point that you're making. this is what i've been making in the last few weeks. this was a coup. the taliban came and took over afghanistan. are we supposed to be recognizing them as a real government given the fact that this is a group of terrorists who are attached to other terrorists lake al-qaeda and
they just pulled out a coup. secretary: e heard the secretary saying that wasn't a plan. there was a plan but chose to tear it up and put constraint where we had condition's base model. just very different ways of thinking about the problem and so when you think about this coup, this take over, we try to get all of the players at the table. we had women's groups, ngo's, taliban, folks from the north, the afghan government itself, all at the table trying to get a transition where we could some day, maybe ten years to get reconciliation among the afghans, they just permitted the taliban to through all of that away, to throw normal normal diplomacy away, the hard work that we were engaged and allowing terrorist to take over the country. we shouldn't recognize them and most importantly, maria, and what i'm most worried about the american taxpayer dollars that are headed to the taliban as well. we will bribe them and pay them and coerce them through using
u.s. taxpayer dollars to convince the taliban either to allow americans out or for something elsewhere we have no leverage today because of the decisions that this administration made. >> and they've already been going through pallets of cash that we left behind as well as 86 billion-dollar in weaponry. was that a payment for the taliban? do you think we are going to send aid to the taliban? i mean, it's absolutely extraordinary that the united states of america is being held hostage by a terrorist group and we are supposed to make believe that they are the rightful government of afghanistan. secretary: maria, the folks around president biden today in white house are the same leaders, brent sent $150 million of pallets of cash to iranians and now reversed trump
administration's policies and paying, wouldn't surprise me if this administration paying terrorists, massive vote ergs of most basic fundamental rights and it want surprise me if they used resources to exert leverage. maria: unbelievable. china waiting in the wings. we have been reporting on this program in the last couple of weeks that we understand china is the negotiating a status of forces agreement to move into the bagram air base so strategically located near china, short distance are from where the uighurs are locked up and where chinese are expanding nuclear facility. then you've got this tweet from antony blinken. i want to show you this tweet. put this up on the screen. in this tweet, he says we stand with the people of hong kong and continue to support their human rights and fundamental freedoms.
a short time ago, this was posted, the state department took it down and they said, oh, that was a mistake. that tweet was meant for somebody else and this tweet was put up and obviously that key sentence was taken out. we stand with the people of hong kong and continue to support their human rights and fundamental freedoms was not in the replaced tweet of antony blinken and instead it was put into the spokesperson tweet ned price. your thoughts on what went on here. did the ccp pressure say we are not standing with hong kong, do we stand can hong kong? secretary: the simple answer to the last question is statement that secretary blinken put out is true. the united states must stand with the people of hong kong, always, we must demand that rightful place, that the chinese communist party had agreed to for 50 years be restored. doesn't appear that's where the
chinese communist is headed but the united states must continue to stand strongly with them just with the people of taiwan. i don't know if it was the craziness that can happen inside a state department's bureaucracy. i certainly saw that. i can't tell you what the challenge but substantive matter that we stand with the people of hong kong should seem pretty straightforward. maria: yeah, as the global times, the mouthpiece for the ccp is promising that the u.s. is going to see another terrorist attack on its own oil in a different tweet. why was the state department running this afghanistan operation and not the u.s. military? i know that under your watch, you created a special unit that could have played a significant role in terms of the evacuation
effort but senior state department official tells us that they disbanded that unit, all in the face of americans being left behind. secretary: maria, we did create a unit. it was well done. an important team that we had put together under amazing leadership. it was in response what i had seen when i was a young congressman when we saw an american diplomat killed in benghazi, libya, to be able to put resources on the ground. this administration will have to explain why they didn't want to follow us down that path. as for why the state department was in charge, it makes sense to put the state department in charge of getting diplomats and resources out but more importantly than who is in charge. in the end the commander in chief was in charge. it was president biden's responsibility to provide the resources and the political freedom and the space where our military and our state department to make sure that we
got every american out. every american, every diplomat, every american citizen and every american military personnel and they simply failed to do that and frankly failing to do that even as we sit here today. maria: secretary, before we go, un assembly week in new york, the next two weeks the un general assembly begins with president biden will speak. he will be standing there on the world stage with allies and adversaries, what are they saying about this debacle as the u.s. also announces submarine deal with australia, decision to cancel multibillion dollar deal from the french in favor of u.s. submarines, is that a positive? secretary: well, i'm happy about that. it's a good decision. the australians -- it's great with the united states and the quad, obviously the deal was with the australians and united kingdom. the submarines will important on deterring chinese aggression.
that's a bunch of leaders coming to say words, that's great, it's to hear what people are thinking around the world but in tend the leaders who saw what the united states has done with iran and afghanistan, they see american weakness. we don't need more words from president biden saying we are strong, we need evidence -- maria: secretary, thank you. maria: secretary, thank you. secretary:
maria: welcome back, special council john durham indicted. hillary clinton clinton lawyer michael susman who durham said lie today construct the now debunked memo allegg that computer communications between a server at the alpha bank in russia and trump tower in new york were going on. the prosecutors said he lied to the fbi when he said he was providing the information between alpha bank and trump tower solely as a good citizen
and not on behalf of any client. in fact, clint when was paying him. it was eric trump who heard from reporters first who were leaked the made-up story. eric joins me right now. he's the executive vice president of the trump organization and, of course, president trump's son. eric, great to see you thank you very much for being here. were you surprised to see john durham come out with that indictment this week? >> i was, maria, i remember the story as it was yesterday. i got an e-mail from "the new york times", this was september 28th of 2016 saying that we had servers connected, trump organization had servers connected funded by putin and i go, no, we don't. yes, you do, we have a tip, it's credible and i didn't know until durham indicted michael two days ago that this whole thing was actually done by the clinton campaign. we had no idea where it kim from. we worked with the fbi for a year, year and a half. all of the it vendors worked
with the fbi. they wanted one thing, maria, they wanted a headline in the new york times or washington post saying donald trump or the trump organization underinvestigation by the fbi for ties with russia which is exactly what they got for the two years that went past that, pulitzer prizes won by writers about great reporting on the collusion between trump and between russia and we all know now that was funded by hillary clinton. it's an absolute disgrace. it makes our country look like a banana republic and shouldn't have happened. maria: once again it was the democrats that colluded with russia. nancy pelosi dealing with russia, hillary clinton accepting $145 million from the russian company in her campaign and yet they were doing what they were charging donald trump to be doing and in doing so creating an entire media scandal across the country where people
were saying trump colluded. eric: well, that's exactly right. where is hillary clinton in this conversation? where is her voice? i mean, you better believe if donald trump had won, his daughters going to make up lies to the fbi to smear another campaign, you better believe he would have been around every paper around the world? where is she? why isn't she answering any questions? she paid for a person, a lawyer from one of the biggest law firms in the country to go in and lie to the fbi, that's what she did, guess what, nobody rings her doorbell, no one asks the question of her. that's the problem, maria, with the democrats. the problem with the democrats is they dig so deep that they find themselves. and the reason i'm frustrated, every single day since my father ran for president, my father and our entire family and our company has been under investigation every single day, maria, we get subpoena after subpoena after subpoena but i mean, they weponized the entire system in the country. they weponized the doj.
theyized our military, theyized the educational system in this country, they weponized the medical system in the country. the democrats weponized everything that they can to use against our political opponents. maria: yeah, we will talk more about this. we will take a short break and come back and talk more about the biden administration and its impact with eric trump. stay with us.
apply to migrants at our southern border. eric, i wanted to bring this up with you because you know on day one when joe biden got into office he reversed all of president trump's border policies and look what we've got this morning. senator ted cruz will join us in a little while but he shared this footage of now we are up to 15,000 migrants standing under this one bridge in del rio, texas on thursday and friday. the number is now all the way up to nearly 15,000. ted cruz said border patrol has not tested any of them for covid-19. your reaction 8 months into this new presidency? eric: my reaction is the irony. you remember the story very well. trump is putting children in cages but trump is putting children in cages, you look at the mess and they completely ignored it. they stopped the construction of the wall which worked just
tremendously well. this administration is a mess and in terms of the covid shot, you know, you also have to remember that the executive shot isn't getting covid shot and congress suspect required to get covid shot and illegal immigrants aren't required to get covid shot but small businesses in the country are. the hypocrisy in the administration is really unbelievable and they are failing at everything that they are doing. they failed in afghanistan, they are failing with the military. they are failing with frankly our economy. we have ramp it inflation and people can't get workers. manufacturers are leaving again because it's getting more expensive to manufacture because everything that my father did is getting reversed. i could go down the list. this is an absolute disaster. you saw what happened with france. we are losing the respect of allies around the world and that's the most damaging thing that could happen in the united states of america p. maria: and yet the attacks keep on coming from the left as they continue to charge any defectors, any detractors with exactly what they're doing.
the democrat party, of course, has been hijacked by the progressives and listen to what nancy pelosi said this week about the gop. same story. watch. >> the republican party, grand-old party made contributions to our country founded by lincoln but over the years tremendous contribution to our country. don't let your party be hijacked by cult. this is not conservative -- more than legitimate position to hold. this is radical-right wing, off the spectrum, antigovernment. maria: just as they pushed through new voting laws, eric, that they want to federalize elections and you can't say anything about it because social media is on their side. we saw what happened to nicky minaj this week, she's facing backlash for tweeting to her 22 million followers that a
friend of her cousin had issues with the vaccine and now they are trying to cancel her. eric: well, that's exactly right. they will try and cancel everybody. i believe cancel culture better than any person in the world. they have weponized the system, i talked about this in the last segment. they have talk weponized the media and the legal system and they have weponized the judicial system and they have weponized the military and they've weponized the hospital system, medical system in the country. you go down to line, they weponized the system. they try and arrest you and they try and prosecute you, it's amazing kind of the injustice in this country and america was always this country that stood for our, you know, equal weights of justice on both sides. i mean, it's a national symbol of ours, the scales of justice, we don't have that anymore. the way the left is treated versus the right is treated isn't comparable right now
because they've weponized all of the systems and it has to stop. it reminds me of a banana republic, maria, it really does. this isn't the united states of america that we are looking at right now. it has to change and it has to change really quickly. maria: all of this is china is waiting in the wings hoping to overtake the united states. eric, let me ask you, i think your fire came too close to the fire, in terms of corruption fire. he figured it out that there was incredible corruption and once he figured it out and started talking about it they wanted him out. do you want your father to run again? eric: you know i do because honestly he's the only person that can save this country and it is an incredibly corrupt system. i see it every single day. it's incredibly corrupt and my father, you know, returned respect to the country and returned the greatest economy our nation has ever seen, rebuilt the military and did great things for america, america was prosperous and respected and under this guy, i mean, what's happening in washington is truly and i hate
to use the word a clown show, this country deserves better. the citizens of this country deserves better. this go beyond democrats versus republicans, this is a pure american red, white and blue, we deserve better, maria. maria: eric, thank you so much. we will take a break because ten war planes entered taiwan this week. we are going to tell you about it. eric trump, thanks very much for being here this morning. we will be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪
>> recently as yesterday in mid-sentence he was cut off by someone in the white house who makes the decision that the president of the united states is not speaking correctly. so i'd like to know who this person is. this is a puppeteer act if you would and we need to know who is in charge and who is making these decisions and the only way we are going to get that is when we have people like you come in and answer questions, who made the decisions on this, was it the president of the united states? ultimately the president makes the decisions, that's correct. maria: can i hear this? if it is president biden what should the accountability be for the deaths of 13 u.s. service members abandoning americans in afghanistan and creating a safe haven for terrorist groups like
al-qaeda and isis in afghanistan. texas senator ted cruz also interrogated blinken this past week and got him to admit that the state department did give the taliban what's akin to a kill list of americans and allies as they walked out. he joins me right now. senator, good to see you, thanks very much for being with us. >> good morning, maria, good to be with you. maria: i want to get your take on things that you zeroed in on with the secretary and first your thoughts on what we heard from your colleagues in terms of who is making the decisions. president biden's microphone apparently looked like it was cut off at one point this past week. do you believe he's making these decisions on afghanistan and -- and these leadership missteps? senator: well, i would say it's a disturbing pattern where they cut off microphone any time he might say something that his handlers don't want.
there's no doubt that president biden's capacity is severely diminished and the white house handlers amplify that impression when they keep him locked up in a basement all day long. whether it is biden himself or the political operatives around him, every decision about afghanistan and sadly just about every foreign policy and domestic policy issue that's come before this white house has been decided as a matter of pure politics. when it comes to afghanistan, joe biden and his administration have presided over the worst foreign policy catastrophe in a generation. they put politics in front of everything else, they abandoned americans behind enemy lines and it was a disaster. we were routed there because joe biden surrendered and surrendered the bagram airfield to the taliban and he fled and left hundreds if not thousands of americans in harm's way and we are going to be paying the
price, our nation is going to pay the price for the president's weakness and incompetence for years to come. maria: senator i have to ask you about general mark milley. you will get a chance to question him in about a week when he testifies in front of your committee. what do you want to know and let me just point out that this past week, we had some major stories happening. there were chinese warships spotted sailing just outside of u.s. coastal waters in alaska, off of alaska and you also had chinese military ships entering the space of taiwan. there's an op-ed in the journal this week how to stop china from invading taiwan, your thought on the china almost here and what exactly general milley was doing when talking to his counterparts there? senator: yeah. i've known general milley for about a decade now and i've always liked an respected
general milley. i knew him since he was 3-star general in texas and general milley is a capable guy and someone who responds to whoever is in trouble. when donald trump was in power, he was close and did whatever he wanted. as soon as joe biden came into power, it was dizzy how milley spun around. milley's conduct in afghanistan, abandoning bagram and abandoning americans behind. there are a lot of reasons why general milley and secretary and president biden and kamala harris need to be held into account. but the report this past week that general milley called the lead general in china and said that he would prevent president trump from carrying out any military orders, i'd very much hope that report is not true. bob woodward includes it in the
book. general milley deserves the chance to address it and answer is that quote true, is that what you said. if it isn't, woodward should be ashamed and if it is milley committed gross dereliction of duty and it's not for the military generals to reach out to our enemies and defy the commander in chief. i hope the quote didn't happen. i hope general milley denies it but he deserves at least the chance to address whether that charge is true or not. maria: and what about china? what about the threat of china? will we see china move into taiwan? this has been talked for some time and now we are looking at military jets there. senator: so, maria, i have said for a long time that i think china is the single greatest geopolitical threat facing the united states for the next century and one -- we talked a
minute ago about the consequences of afghanistan and the disaster of the failure of biden's weakness, every enemy across the globe saw the weakness and they took the measure. xi in china is watching how america behaves and they are taking on the man in oval office and i believe that the chinese amphibious assault on taiwan has increased in the last month because xi has looked at bidened and xi made the determination that biden is too weak and too unable to do anything that this is now a ripe opportunity for china to move militarily on taiwan. if that happens, that would be utterly disastrous but weakness invites aggression. the way you protect taiwan and i think we should absolutely protect taiwan is you protect it through strength. you didn't see china moving on taiwan when president trump was in the white house because they knew they had a president who
would stand up to them. when you have a president who rolls over for everything, it only invites the bad guys to do worse and worse things. maria: unbelievable. real quick before you go, senator, with all of these crises unfolding, whether it's afghanistan, china and the threat that it poses, the wide open border, you've got biden administration trying to change the conversation. they are pushing through this 5 and a half trillion dollar spending package, will they get it through, will we see all of our taxes go higher as a result of all of this? they want to change the economy fundamentally with this green new economy. senator: look, you are right, this is the bernie sanders' budget. bernie sanders is a wide-eyed admitted socialist. he means it. trillions in spending and trillions in new taxes. it is the green new deal. everyone who pays taxes in
america will see their taxes go up under this massive proposal. individual taxes are going up. corporate taxes are going up. small business taxes are going up. capital gains taxes are going up. the death tax is going up. seniors are getting hammered, farmers, ranchers, small businesses, it is disastrous, whether it passes on not will depend on 50 democrats in the senate, do they get joe manchin and kyrsten sinema to go along. i can tell you chuck schumer is putting world of pressure, standing up to the crazies in their party but you put your finger on what the white house is trying to do, they want to change the topic from afghanistan. it's why biden issued this completely illegal and inconstitutional vaccine mandate because he wanted to change the topic from the disaster in afghanistan, the vaccine mandate is going to be struck down in court, they know that, but the
president is defying the law because he wanted the press to start defending him and stop talking about the disasters in afghanistan and he's counting on a bunch of big businesses in particular forcing their employees to comply before the matter is ever adjudicated and before the order is struck down. maria: unbelievable. senator, we will be watching the developments. thank you so much. senator: thank you, maria. maria: senator ted cruz today in texas. up next, joe biden and the democrats want to spend $7 trillion next year. the ranking member of the budget committee is here, congressman jason smith on how high your taxes are going to pay for it. d.♪ ♪ ♪
the democrat party are laser focused on pushing through the economic agenda including spending $5 trillion on a green new economy. joining me right now to discuss how you will end up paying for this by your higher taxes the ranking member on the house budget committee congressman jason smith. congressman smith, good to see you, thank you for being here this morning. >> great to be here, thanks for having me, maria. maria: where are we at this point. we had 13 committees do their own mark-ups of nancy pelosi's reconciliation bill and what have we learned from the mark-ups an tell me where does the process stand today? congressman: maria, the tax and spending bill that we have before us is the largest spending bill that will ever be taken up in the history of this country. they say it's 3 and a half trillion dollars worth of spending, what has happened in the last two weeks in the markups amongst the 13 different committees actually has $4.3 trillion in direct spending
but because of using budget gimmicks it's 7 to $8 trillion worth of spending but what's even worse, maria, is the tax increases. you have $2.1 trillion worth of tax increases and this legislation over a trillion dollars in tax increases on families, a trillion worth of taxes on small businesses and job creators. in fact, the tax increases will be so bad that our job creators in the united states will pay a higher tax burden than those in communist china. and when you look at all the spending that's within this bill, you're talking about record amounts of spending when we are already facing the highest inflation in 40 years. you talk about the -- the price increases that everyday americans are going to have to put food on their table, clothes on their backs or gases in the cars, this bill will only make
it worse. maria: so nancy pelosi has pushed out a vote in the next couple of weeks. i know that she wants to get infrastructure voted on by the end of september, but you've had some pushback among democrats throughout the last 13 committees, walk us through some of the things in this bill that strike you most and where the pushback was from democrats? congressman: well, what it is, is the american public, maria, are starting to figure out what's in this bill and they are calling their members of congress, their senators and that's why you're seeing democrat members starting to fill -- fill the pain of what they're hearing back home. think about this. this bill is all about giveaways to the wealthy. you know, the democrat party has always said that they are the party of the working class and the low income, but let me tell you, if you look at this past election where wall street spent millions of dollars to elect joe biden and when the ten most
wealthy congressional districts in the nation are occupied by some of the most liberal democrat members in congress, it tells you why that they're doing this. this bill is all about rewarding their political friends, allies and donors, tax breaks to millionaires for their million dollar homes, you're talking about -- maria: that's a good point. let's take a break because i want to zero in on this. i know that there's $200 million allocate today a park near nancy pelosi's house in san francisco. , some of the things that democrats are pushing back on. we are talking to jason smith this morning.hi we will be right back ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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budget committee, congressman, i think our audience really wants to know if infrastructure is going to pass without reconciliation and if the two bills are tied. i want to get to that in a second but first we want to drill down on all of this spending. a moment ago you said $7 trillion and i said as well looking at the reconciliation and the infrastructure package how do you get to the 7 and 8 trillion-dollar number that the democrats want to spend, walk us through that. >> absolutely, maria, there's $4.3 trillion in direct immediate spending that falls within what was just marked up in the last two weeks amongst the 13 committees, however, where you get to the 7 or $8 trillion it's hard to even calculate is that the house democrats and the senate democrats are still using budget gimmicks and budget tools saying that these programs will all sunset by the year 2024 or 2025 when you know as well as i do once the horse gets out of the barn, you can't get it back in.
that is why you are going to see the true cost being 7 and a half to $8 trillion. [laughter] maria: god. these numbers are mind boggling really, congressman, they are. zero in on this specific bill and will this get through or will infrastructure get jammed up with it because you're talking about subsidies for like you said wealthy people in san francisco, $200 million earmarked for a park and $100 billion on amnesty to get illegal green cards and become legal, right? congressman: yeah, the spending is so outrageous if the american people knew everything in it. $900 million to give amnesty to illegals provides benefits, free college. when we see what's going on at
the border crisis, maria, this only fuels the fire, only makes it worse. think about this. in the amount of spending if this was enacted what's already been spending, that would be in the last 18 months, the entire wages of all americans. maria: congressman, it's incredible. thank you so much. jason smith joining us. . . .
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