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♪ pete: go, will! [laughter] will: i got one! carley: that a wasn't that hard. will: promo the will cain podcast. pete: have a great sunday, everybody. go to church. ♪ maria: good sunday morning, everyone. thanks so much for joining us, i'm maria bartiromo. welcome to "sunday morning futures." today, america's despair. shootings, drugs, crime, inflation, can it get any worse? apparently, a struggle to feed our babies and a shortage of baby formula. coming up, why three-quarter withs of the country say the is on the wrong track with inflation soaring, crime spiking and foreigners surging in to a wide open border even before the
floodgates open when title 42 goes away next week. coming up, senator bill hagerty on the crises created by bad policies and what gets done in the senate in the final sprint to the memorial day recess. if then, theatrics in washington, another dirty trick from democrats bombs badly this week as an animated joe biden tried to turn make america great again, or maga, into a dirty world. >> let me tell you about this ultra-maga agenda, the ultra-maga agenda. under my predecessor, the great maga king -- >> where'd he come up with ultra-maga? if what did he call president trump, big maga? i don't know. can king -- the king of maga? >> remember those long lines on television, people lining up in all kinds of vehicles just to get a box of food in their
trump. how quickly we forget, people were hurting. what did this maga crowd want to do? forget it. forget it. maria: oh, god. congressman jim jordan separates the fake and the fraud and zeros in on what matters to america. who are the real dangers to democracy as a whistleblower reveals evidence the fbi was targeting parents. did a.g. garland mislead the judiciary committee? plus, judgment day is coming for the pushers of the big lie, trump-russia collusion, as jury selection begins for clinton the lawyer michael sussmann's trial tomorrow. kash patel and devin nuñes broke the case wide open fiver years ago a -- five years ago. hay join me with insights. plus, nunez nails the number of fakes on social media.
plus, the hottest race in town comes to a head this tuesday. oz, mccormick, barnette neck and neck in pennsylvania. senate candidate david mccormick makes his case here, live this morning. that that's all right here, right now on "sunday morning futures." ♪ ♪ maria: and first this morning, the senate will vote this upcoming week on a $40 billion package for ukraine. last week the effort to pass the bill was blocked by kentucky senator rand paul who argued that the spending was too severe given the crises erupting across this country including spiraling debt which now tops $30 trillion. >> my oath of office is to the u.s. constitution, not to any foreign nation if x. no matter how sympathetic the cause, my oath of office is to the national security of the united states of america. we cannot save ukraine by dooming the u.s. economy.
maria: and joining me right now to discuss this is, on the ukraine and other crises is tennessee senator bill hag bill hagerty -- bill hagerty. senator, it's good to see you. thanks very much for being here. how will you vote on the aid package to ukraine this week? >> i'll be a no on the percentage, maria. as senator paul said, bev got crises erupting. my home state, you can't get baby if formula in knoxville. you've got grandmothers and mothers who have sons and grandsons who won't come home because of fentanyl overdoses because of the illegal drugs that are flowing across our southern border that president biden will not protect, crime running rampant. and we've got to look at our own national security first. senator paul has said. other nations are watching us too. rushing to pump more aid into a
country who, again, i certainly don't have anything against the ukrainians, we want to see them win, but we're not taking care of our own country, the best thing biden could do the is stop the war that he's waged on american industry. that would lower price overall. that would take the funding away from putin's war machine against ukraine and make our economy better here. biden will not do that, and he's taken us in a bad direction. you've got other nations more proximate, the european nations that have stayed with us, but they haven't done this level of investment. maria: yeah. we're looking at some of your colleagues in ukraine, mitch mcconnell taking a codell, congressional a delegation there. do you think there's more that feel the way that you do? kentucky senator rand paul stopped it last week, you're a no this week, are there others who you think will also vote no? do you think it'll pass? >> i know there are other senators that are thinking very hard about this right now, as i have done. and i think it's going to be up
to each one's conscience. we've already committed a great deal of money, and i know people are concerned that money is being well spent, and we should certainly take effort to oversee that carefully. at the same time, we've got to take care of things at home first. maria: this administration has been spending like a sailor, we know that, and that's part of the reason we've got the 40-year high of inflation. when president biden walked into the white house, the cpi, the consumer price index, was at 1.4%. that very index today is 598 -- is at 8. 3%. senator, what are you going to do as an elected official to get these numbers down? we know that by march of 2021 he signed in the $1.9 trillion covid relief money, flooding the country with money. that has so many ramifications. by july of 021, the democrats were proposing a $5 trillion package which they said was 3.9
trillion, but there were some congresswomennics, it was exceeding $5 trillion, and by no of 2021, biden signed into law a spending package on infrastructure, $1 trillion there. of course, by the time russia invaded ukraine, we alreadied had an inflation rate of 7.9%. no surprise we're at 8.3% today. is going to get worse? >> is and no one is taking responsibility for this in the biden administration. he's calling us every name in the book, looking for scapegoats here in america with the previous president or trying to blame this on vladimir putin. as you said, this was well underway before putin waged his war on ukraine. it wouldn't be happening if joe biden had not waged war on american energy in the first place. throwing more money at the problem is not the way to do it. the stimulus package that he created back in march of '21 was like pouring gas onto the inflationary environment, and the continued talk about $5 trillion, 6 trillion, 7 trillion packages just creates an
expectation of inflation which is a self-fulfilling prophesy. every step has been toward more inflation. maria: well, what happens now? i mean, they are in terms of name calling on the republicans trying to make mug georgia and ultra-maga a dirty word. is this their new strategy here? >> the only strategy they have is deflection. they certainly aren't taking responsibility for what heavy done. but the american public see right through this. when you can't get baby formula right here in tennessee the, policies that are creating crime across america and a border that's completely unprotected, people see through this administration. and biden has one failure after the other to point to. the failure of afghanistan has precipitated, you know, global concern about america's posture. our adversaries obviously emboldened. that stepped up putin's activities in ukraine, north korea's back at it again. the world is in a more dangerous place thanks to joe biden, and what does he do? blame americans. maria: and that's one reason that you took a trip to japan.
i want you to tell me about your congressional delegation to japan where you met with many officials. what was the point of that trip, and what does the china policy look like in the senate? because all i've seen is this administration roll over for china, the canceled china initiative. there's word they're going to remove the tariffs on china. what did you hear while you were on the ground in japan? >> a great deal of concern about america's strength and posture toward china. that's why i led a congressional delegation with senator cornyn from texas, senator cardin from i don't knowed, a bipartisan -- from maryland, to basically demonstrate to that part of the world that china is our number one concern. they're our longest long-term strategic adversary, they're the most critical adversary that we've got right now. we're not going to let what's happened in ukraine take our eye of that -- off that ball. we need to see a strong america, and we were there to hoe we're standing shoulder to shoulder with japan who's our strongest
ally there. it's important to convey that message to china and north korea. we also were looking for economic opportunities to work together. you know, more semiconductor manufacturing opportunities to work with japan, with south korea to manufacture semiconductors right here in america, that's absolutely critical. we also have to stand strong together though against china, and the thought of taking away the tear tiff -- tariffs by getting nothing for it, that's just ridiculous. maria: well, is that happening though? what is the china policy? is this something you're going to be working on before the memorial day recess? look, let's face it, huawei has been a threat. you were able to push through legislation to block huawei here and in japan, right? and why does joe biden keep rolling over for china? >> it's -- china's a threat at every turn whether militarily, diplomatically or economically. you look at the technology, we've got a great opportunity right now because we were able to block huawei from the u.s. and japan. we need to take that
opportunity. we need to work together to seize it. there was a lot of pressure put on china9 with the tariffs in the last administration, very painful tariffs. and the biden administration's talking about taking them away as though that's going to have an impact on inflation here in america? the biggest impact would be to stop the war on american energy, get us back in the energy business. it would help us in america and help around the world with. maria: yeah. well, meanwhile, the democrats are talking about abortion. senator schumer seems to be find with protesters right outside the private homes of supreme court justices. here's the senator this week. i've got to get your take on this now. >> sure. >> if protests are peaceful, yes. my house is, there's protests three, four times a week outside my house. that's the american way, to peacefully protest is okay, and i've been -- that's my wife, sorry. [laughter] maybe there's a protest outside. [laughter] maria: so he's okay with it, senator. it doesn't matter as long as
they just are peaceful, he says, people outside private homes of justices. >> look, the focus of this is clear, it's intimidation, maria. they leaked this draft opinion to hopefully, i think their view is that would allow people to get out, intimidate and change the opinion of these justices that are in the process of deliberation. there is u.s. code against this. they're standing by and watching the law be violated by these protesters. this intimidation, i pray, doesn't get any worse with, but it is very, very disheartening. it's against the law. and, again, it's part of the strategy to deflect from the real issues that have most of the country understand that we're going in the wrong direction. and this is yet another deflection by the democrats to try to get the american public to look the other way. maria: well, senator, we'll be watching that, and we'll keep the focus on what matters to the american people, for sure. thanks very much for being here. >> thanks, maria. maria: senator bill hagerty joining us in tennessee. quick break, and then hillary clinton's soldiers exposed. clinton lawyer michael sussmann's trial begins on
monday with jury selection. what does special counsel john durham know that the clinton machine wants held back? deafen devin nuñes and carb a patel first broke up this scandal in 2017. they'll join me ahead for the first trial. here's nunez on this program many 2019, watch. >> house republicans learned about this in the spring of 2017, at least the initial part that the dossier had been used with the clinton paid-for dirt. we then proved that the clintons pated for -- paid for it and the dnc paid for it in the fall of '17, and that's what led to us producing memo in february of 2018 that the media helped cover up for it. ♪ no, no, no. they're both invested... in green energy. and also each other.
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continue a counterintelligence investigation against a sitting president of the united states when there was no probable cause to continue it, that they started by making seven error toes and omissions that were misrepresentations, alterations of evidence and then added ten more to continue it along the way. you know, i don't think the american people can really appreciate the damage that was done to the fbi during jim comey's tenure there. it was a direct pipeline into the doj essentially from the if democratic national committee and fusion gps -- maria: right. >> -- that is troubling. more bad details are going to come out about that, unfortunately. who at the fbi was aware of that, we're still determining that. maria: welcome back. that was then-congressman john ratcliffe who was among the few truth-tellers back in 2018 and 2019 on this program revealing what he called a direct pipeline into the doj of made-up
opposition is research about then-donald trump which was then used to spy on and investigate candidate and then president trump unlawfully. joining me right now is the two who broke open the scandal back in 2017 way before durham and mueller got involved. now ahead of the first trial of the special counsel's investigation beginning tomorrow, devin nuñes, former chairman of the house intelligence committee, and kash patel, former deputy assistant to president trump and author of the new children's book, "the plot against the king." gentlemen, it's great to see you this morning. thank you so much for being here. kash, congratulations on the children's book. i'm going to get to that coming up, but, devon season, i want to kick things off with you on the story about twitter before we get into the russia collusion lie. you are leading truth social and the trump media and technology group k if this week we saw elon musk put his $44 billion deal to acquire twitter on hold for one
of the reasons that that you nailed, the amount of fake robots on twitter. what does this mean for truth social? >> well, we don't spend a lot of time worrying about twitter because as i said, twitter's a ghost town. i think you even said on your business show about a month ago that it's a house of cards. so for them to say they only have 5% that are bots and fake accounts, i think it's closer that they may only have 5% that are actually real people and real accounts. so at truth social, we focus on where are the american consumers at. well, they're at instagram, tiktok, facebook. so we're trying to build a product out that is uncancelable, where people can actually come there, express their opinions. we don't -- we do nothing to censor people for their political ideas. but really the market has moved on from twitter, and people are at instagram, and as a business, that's where we have to focus, and that's what we do every day at truth social. and, look, i think you have to remember, we're only open on the
apple app store. in the coming days we're going to open up for web browsers so everybody will be able to get on. and don't forget, we're only in the united states so far. so when you see these numbers that are out there for twitter, it's a global news wire. i just think, like i said, it's probably closer to 5% real people instead of only 5% bots. maria: it's just incredible to me what has taken place here. and we had another tweet from elon musk last night questioning why it is that he got a call from the legal department at twitter saying that they, that he may have violated his nondisclosure agreement. twitter legal just call me to complain that i violated their nda by revealing the bot check sample size. this actually happened, writes elon musk. what is incredible to me is the fact that the person running the legal department is the former lawyer of the fbi, james baker. devin nuñes, make the connection
here because tomorrow we've got a trial that's going to be beginning all because michael sussmann told james baker that he wases just a concerned citizen, and here's the dirt on trump. >> yeah. i think a lot of the american people, this has been lost on them that a lot of these bad actors -- so basic's clearly a bad actor -- baker's clearly a bad actor. i think he's going to testify on behalf of the prosecution in this case. but, you know, it's like these guys, they leave a government agency and land on their feet. miraculously, they landed at a place on twitter. one of the things i pointed out last night if on truth social after elon musk tweeted that tweet out, i just asked the question was it james baker who was a known russian hoaxer who now is at twitter, was he one involved in what appears to be an orchestrated effort by the media, the left to block elon musk from buying twitter. and, look, president trump has
been very clear, you know, our goal here is to open the internet, give the american people their voice back. for elon musk to buy twitter with, we think it's a good thing, but it looks like a lot of people are going out of their way to stop it from happening. i just asked the simple question, was it jim baker? kash and i have a lot of experience with this character. [laughter] he wasn't exactly forthright -- maria: i know you do. >> -- dealing with congress. maria: we're going to take a short break, but unbelievable, james baker is the number two guy in legal at twitter right now. devin nuñes and kash patel are with me, and we'll be right back with more. ♪ ♪
probe. kash, let me turn now to this trial tomorrow of michael sussmann. give us your expectations and how you believe john durham is conducting this investigation. >> hey, maria, great to be with you. look, as a former national security prosecutor, i think john durham is doing the most methodical prosecution i've seen in recent history. and like we did when devin and i ran the russiagate hoax, best way to convict is with their own documentation, it's to follow the money. john durham connected the clinton the campaign with the lawyers of the fusion gps and the fbi, but what he's also done just revealed last week that he's going to put on display the notes from the fbi themselves. these notes were subpoenaed by chairman nunez and withheld from us during our investigation, but with john durham found them. ann andy mcif cape and peter strzok -- andy mccabe knew that it was full of lies and
corruption paid for by the dnc and hillary clinton campaign. and i think john durham's going to put that on blast, and i think michael sussman's going to yet convicted at the epicenter of this entire hoax. maria: what about a other convictions? who else are we going to hear from? >> you know that can chen coe, the source, has been indicted. but here's the shocking news that most of the world isn't following in john durham's pleadings, he has laid out a joint venture conspiracy. those aren't my words, those are legal words that we use as prosecutors, and he's outlined the likes of fusion gps. he has said to a federal judge in open court that man is still a target of ongoing investigations as are others in clinton world that a i believe include jake sullivan, the current national security adviser, podesta, mook, mark elias. what he has done is what devin was championing from the beginning, leading an investigation based on the truth and only the truth and the
facts, and he has put the clinton the campaign and the fbi cabal together in andy mccabe's office to go lie to an american public, a federal court and surveil a president unlawfully. and andy mccabe is quoted in the notes saying i want this russiagate investigation to endure a year after it started to perpetuate the lie and the criminality of their conduct. maria: wow. unbelievable. and we have a shot of that tweet that hillary clinton put out on jake sullivan's memo trying to connect donald trump to that alpha bank and russia dealings. devin, jump in here. i remember week after week having you on this program throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019, and you would say, look, we're asking for these documents, they're sitting on it, they're slow-walking it. >> right. maria: and we covered it every week. >> and we still, we find out today that kash just pointed out, these are documents that they clearly hid from congress. so right there, you know, what
we know today from during the ham if i was still there, we would have more criminal referrals to durham base with the on lying and misleading congress. why does this matter to the american people, right? we're four, five years after the fact that this all started. well, this is a dark chapter of american history, for sure. but here, it's a slippery slope, right? in '15, '16 you have the clinton campaign, dnc, hay concoct this working with doj, fbi, the obama administration, but the media gives them a pass because they said, well, it's just donald trump, and he should never be elected president. so let's just go after him, right? and we knew that at the time we had sir circumstantial evidence. they were trying to hide the hillary clinton servers that were destroyed and the e-mails. it was all a part of a game. and then you lead, you go forward, donald trump's elected, and hay continue to spy on him. they waste $40 million on a phony mueller investigation.
as kash and i and the republicans in congress led this effort with really hardly anyone in the news media -- maria, you were one of the few that actually gave us time to get the facts out. now, where are we today? you had a congress who democrats did nothing, the media continued to cover up, judges continued to cover this up. and what does this result in? it results in what you see today which is now you have leaks from the supreme court of the united states, you have protests at the supreme court justices' homes. so it starts as dirty political tricks, five years later ends up with really just the deterioration over time of every institution in this country. so what durham has to do here, there's a big load that's on his shoulders that he's carrying because these institutions have to be cleaned up, and durham is the only guy in position to actually get that done. maria: kash, do you think the jury is going to hear the facts? i mean, i'm told that the jury may be sentimental to michael
sussmann because it's in d.c. kash. >> yeah. but here's the thing, as i said earlier, documents don't lie. the jury can hear what they want, but they're going to see the fbi's own words, michael sussmann's own tweets and text messages, and that doesn't lie. we're on a quest for the truth, and that's why i wrote a book, and i hope your audience checks it out. it's a story about king maga donald trump, and it's a great read for american kids. they should be entitled to the kids as much as adults. maria: kash, congratulations. gentlemen, thank you very much. we've got more to talk about, devin nuñes, kash patel joining us ahead of the first of what will be several trials on the russia solution lie. coming up, the news is bad. sky-high inflation, struggles to feed babies, china, russia more aggressive than ever, but the democrats are investigating january 6th with american citizens locked up as we speak.
your justice department ought to be investigating? >> absolutely not, and i want to be clear the justice department supports and defends the first amendment right of parents to complain as vociferously as they wish. like you, i can't imagine any circumstance in which the patriot act would be used in the circumstances of parents change about their children, nor can i imagine a circumstance where they would be hableed as domestic terrorism. -- labeled as domestic terrorism. maria: really? welcome back. this week blockbuster evidence allegedly contra a districting that claim by a.g. merrick garland under sworn testimony after whistleblowers revealed the fbi had, in fact, labeled dozens of investigations into parents with a threat tag created by the fbi's counterterrorism division. joining me right now, the man who led the questioning for the gop, judiciary committee ranking member ohio congressman jim
jordan. he's also to have of -- author of the book, "do what you said you would do." congressman jordan, thanks very much for being here this morning. >> good to be with you, maria. maria: your reaction from the whistleblower this week. did a.g. garland mislead you there? >> it sure looks like he did because the very ap a rat discuss they put into motion with his memo that sets up the line for reporting, then the e-mail that went out to fbi agents all across the country, that process was used to go after moms and dads in more than two dozen cases. again, he said he wouldn't use the counterterrorism measures of the government to go after parents, but it looks exactly like what hay did. and god bless these whistleblowers who came forward. maria, in one case they went after a mom who was in the group moms for liberty who actually owned a firearm which you're allowed under our constitution, and the person who reported her said those were the reasons that she reported this person, and
the fbi nifghted. investigated. so this is scary stuff. one other thing, think how quick, think of of the speed and the intensity with which the fbi and justice department did this. the school board association sends a setter -- letter on september 29th, five days later, the attorney general sends a memorandum setting up this snitch line, and 16 days after that the fbi sends out the e-mail establishing this threat tag level. that -- label. that all happened in 22 days. i have never seen -- i don't know if anyone's ever seen the federal government move that quickly on anything but, boy, when it comes to chilling speech and going after moms and dads, they operated at record speed. maria: well, it seems that they are going after ordinary americans as we speak. not just parents, you've got people locked up right now if they came anywhere close to washington for the january 6th
situation. you were subpoenaed, i want to get your answers to this, the january 6th committee is subpoenaing you, kevin mccarthy, three other republicans about your conversations with president trump. how you respond? >> well, i mean, again, i go back to we've got record crime, record inflation, moms that can't get baby formula, other moms who are being investigated by the government, doj is coming after them x this are ridiculous, partisan committee is doing the things that they're doing. maria, there's a reason seven out of ten of our fellow citizens think the country is on the wrong track. the greatest country -- 70% of the american people think the greatest country in history's on the wrong track because of what they're seeing from the biden administration and democrats. so this committee, again, most ridiculous are, partisan committee i've ever seen. first time in american history where the minority leader, first time in the history of the house of representatives where the minority leader was not allowed to put on a select committee that individuals he or she
selected. we have caught them lying about evidence because, again, we'll have to see, but i think the american people understand just how ridiculous this, this january 6th committee is. maria: well, i mean, is liz cheney spearheading this? if was she the one who was leading the unfortunate r effort to -- the effort to haul you in? >> you know, i don't know. i do know i actually in some ways feel bad for these people who become so consumed with their hatred for president trump that you can almost just sense the bitterness that they have of. so much so that liz cheney was actually recording her colleagues. adam schiff took a text message that i had forwarded to the white house chief of staff, changed it, altered it, presented it in a false way to the american people. so they're reporting colleagues, they're lying to people all because they're driven by this animosity towards president trump who i think was the best president we have had in our, certainly in our lifetimes in
doing what he said he would do. i don't know if she's the one driving it or who's driving it. all i know is they have yet to serve the subpoena. when we get it, we'll take a look at it, but you've got to be concerned about a committee that operates the way this committee does and has engaged in the crazy activities that they've engaged in. we've u.s. got to be -- just got to be real concerned. maria: met me just say we haven't heard a word out of liz cheney on inflation, on the wide open border, and some of these issues around joe biden's behavior has some of your colleagues talking about impeachment. i spoke with congressman greg murphy over on fox business last week on "mornings with maria." listen to what greg murphy says as it relates to impeaching joe biden. >> president biden has had two very clear, very, very clear impeachable offenses against the american people. number one, the debacle in afghanistan where he literally said we're never going to leave
americans behind, and he did. and number two is the handling of our southern border. you know, look, this is biden's war on america. maria: are you going to move to impeach joe biden should you get the majority in november? pleasure. >> well, maria, first thing's first, we've got to win the majority. we've got to continue to take our message to the american people and talk about all the crazy things they're seeing done by the biden administration. that will be a conferences decision. i do think what's happening on the border is as wrong as it gets, the the way the exit from afghanistan was just the mostly kick louse thing that that we've seen -- ridiculous thing that we've seen. i do think that'll is have to be a decision made by the entire congress. i think mayorkas should be considered in that category too. this guy has said the border's secure umpteen times, and we all know it's not the case. he has also said he is implementing executing his plan, and his plan is intentional, being done intentionally to open our border wide open and let
everybody in, and the policies they've changed that were part of the trump administration. so i think mayorkas is someone need to consider for impeachment as well. but that will be a conference decision that we'll make if, in fact, the american people do what i think they're going to do, which is put us in the majority in this fall's election. maria: kevin mccarthy was on the show a few weeks ago. he said, look, we're going to do things that are right for the american people. a lot of debate recently because of liz cheney recording conversations with ken mccarthy. kevin mccarthy. do you, congressman jim jordan, support kevin mccarthy as speaker of the house? >> we picked up seats in the last election, i think we're going to pick up a few more, my attitude is if the coach that gets you to the super bowl, he gets to coach the game. kevin has done a great job leading us last congress when we had to focus on the attacks on president trump and the ridiculous impeachment effort we saw from adam schiff and the
democrats. so i think we're going to win, and i think he's going to be the speaker of the house. and i think in two years after that donald trump's going to run for president, and i think he's going to be our next president. maria: all right. we've got a lot to watch for, congressman. and thanks very much for your leadership. a lot on your plate, and we are certainly going to cover it. thank you, sir. we will see you soon. congressman jim jordan joining us this morning in ohio. quick break and then who will clinch the gop senate nomination in pennsylvania in it is one of the hottest primary races of the year, and it is tight. pennsylvania senate candidate david mccormick makes his case as he gears up to face off against dr. mehmet oz and kathy barnette. gop voters want to know who will take on the democrats in november. we'll be right back. ♪
feels like, and i didn't learn about it from a book. i lived it. and i know exactly what i did to get out of it. what we're seeing right now with the radical left, they are domestic terrorists. they are the threat to our democracy, to our republic. our nation does not exist when you have one side who gets to make up all the rules and and then look to the other side and say shut up, sit down, be quiet. it just doesn't work that way. maria: and that was pennsylvania senate candidate kathy barnette with me week over on fox business ahead of this tuesday's razor tight gop primary contest. the race remains wide open. the top three candidates within points of one another. 18% of pennsylvania voters still undecided. my next guest is hoping to beat out mehmet oz and kathy war nyer bridgewater ceo david mccormick. david, thanks very much for being here.
>> hey, good morning, maria. maria: why is it so tight, and what do you make of kathy barnette? >> well, i think what's happening is pennsylvanians are focused on this, and they're realizing this is probably the most important race of theirir lifetimes in terms of their votes in pennsylvania. and they're angry. they're angry about record inflation that's killing working families and hurting elders on fixed income and small businesses. they're distraught that the energy industry is being attacked here in pennsylvania, and that's driving up fuel prices. and the open boards of joe biden are -- borders of joe biden are creating a fentanyl crisis. they see it in schools and in business. so they are angry, and they're worried their country's slipping away, and they see this race as so important to blocking the terrible left agenda that joe biden and nancy pelosi and chuck schumer are leading in washington, and they see this as a race which is going to determine whether there's a
senate-conservative, america-first conservative leading in the senate and whether the senate will be leading by republicans and senator schumer packs his bags and goes back to new york. maria: that's a great point, because joe biden's approval ratings continue in the tank. most recent numbers we have the majority of americans unhappy with joe biden, and only 38% of the people polled say that they support president biden. you also have a full three-quarters of a percent of people who voted here say that the country is on the wrong track. what does that tell you in terms of independents? are you expecting independents to come out and vote republican come november? >> i think we're going to have a big turnout, and right now what the voters are focused on in the primary is, first and foremost, who is the candidate that shares my conservative values and is going to fight for those in washington? the second question is who can win this general election?
the stakes are so high because it determines not only pennsylvania, but the direction of the country. and then, three, who can show up on day one with the experience to deal with the crises we're in, inflation, ukraine, china, the open borders. so what i'm feeling on the campaign trail is a lot of momentum as people focus on those issues and see me as someone who's battle-tested, someone who's served in combat, went to west point, went to iraq, also someone who's created jobs right here in pennsylvania x. that's the conversation that voters are having. maria: okay. we'll take a break. on the other side of this break, i want to ask you about the power of an endorsement. you have senator ted cruz and mike pompeo, but president trump is backing mehmet oz and has a 55-0 winning streak. we will talk about that when we come right back. stay with us. ♪ ♪
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maria: welcome back. we are back with pennsylvania senate candidate and former bridgewater ceo david the mccormick. david, you saw this week the democrats are trying to take down the maga phrase. they want to make that a dirty word, ultra maga. do you consider yourself a candidate who wants to make america great again? i know you did not get the president's endorsement, he went with mehmet oz, but what about what you're fighting for? >> yeah, i absolutely want to make america great again. someone asked me the other day whether i was america first, and i've been that way my whole life. so, absolutely, i'll be someone that stands tall and fights for america first policies, and i think president trump did a great job many bringing that agenda and dealing with the millions of forgotten people across pennsylvania and our country. and that agenda is something that i'll fight for, pro-growth economic policies, fair trade, energy dominance, secure borders.
these are the foundational building blocks of a great america. and under joe biden, we are very quickly deteriorating, and that american dream and that great america we all love is slipping away. maria: talk about foreign policy. you say you're battle tested. you've been in the military, you've gone to iraq, you have the endorsement of former secretary of state mike pompei -- mike pompeo. what do you want to do about the aggression coming off the china and the communist party? >> listen, i think under the biden administration we've really shown a weak hand to the world, and i think the retreat from afghanistan was absolutely disgraceful. i think the challenges and the war we have many ukraine is a direct consequence of afghanistan but also the terrible energy policies of joe biden. and i'm someone who served in the 82nd airborne division under ronald reagan and believes that america plays a unique role in the world, and we need to achieve peace through strength. and that's way to best promote american interests and american values here at home, and i'm
proud to have the endorsement of mike pompeo and study cruz and mike huckabee and sarah huckabee and rick santorum and brandon judd from the border patrol because -- maria: thank you so much. david, we'll be watching. >> thank you. maria: thank you. we'll be watching tuesday. david mccormick. that'll do it for us, i'll see you tomorrow, fox business, "mornings withh maria." have a great sunday, everybody. eyes on the ball baby. digital tools so impressive, you just can't stop. what would you like the power to do?
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