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serenaded with her happy birthday. 93 years young. >> greg: are you saying she did it on purpose? >> emily: it's an accident. you know who is not going to live to 83 is this young girl. >> dana: competitor. you could compete in just about anything. dedication and a commitment. that's it for us, everyone. "special report" is up next. hey, bret. >> bret: does greg have any more bathroom questions? okay. all right. just checking. thanks. good evening, welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking tonight, we are 175 days away from the country voting in midterm elections. that's 25 weeks. but today is primary election day in five states with voters still at the polls at this hour. former president trump's sway over the republican party will be heavily tested tonight in north carolina, in pennsylvania. we are tracking several key races in both states. but particularly in pennsylvania where the leading republican senate candidates are in a tight
three-way contest seeking a place on the november ballot. and some drama on the democratic side there as well with the frontrunner, lieutenant governor john fetterman suffering a stroke last week getting a procedure at the hospital today. is he competing in a four-person field. we have fox team coverage tonight. we have you covered, jonathan serrie is following the north carolina primaries from charlotte. we head there in a bit. but, first, the keystone state. alexandria hoff is at kathy barnett's headquarters. bryan llenas dr. mehmet oz in newton. starting us off rich edson from david mccormick's campaign in pittsburgh. good evening, rich. >> good evening, bret. they are all getting set up at mccormick hq. john fetterman's watch party is getting set up but is he not going to be there. the progressive and democratic frontrunner has been in the hospital since friday with a stroke. today his campaign released this statement saying, quote: john fetterman is about to undergo a standard procedure to implant a
pacemaker with a defibrillator. it should be a short procedure to protect his heart and address the underlying cause of his stroke. campaign also released in photo showing fetterman cast emergency absentee ballot from the hospital. among republicans former president donald trump is pushing dr. mehmet oz. even releasing a robo call asking republicans to vote for him and criticizing his two closest opponents david mccormick and kathy barnett. he maintains the undecideds in this race will break his way. >> as you know, there is lots of undecideds. and they are asking themselves three questions. they are worried about where the country is going. they know this election counts so much. and they are asking who shares their conservative values and go to go fight for them. >> they are slowly filling in here at mccormick headquarters. head east pennsylvania where dr. oz has his party that's where we find my colleague bryan
llenas. bryan. >> despite being the most well-known candidate on the ballot. celebrate physician and tv doctor mehmet oz banked his entire political campaign on being the so-called outsider ready to fight the establishment. he das his ballot in person, in fact, for the first time in his life in pennsylvania. oz said he has voted absentee in the past. dr. oz told us he is on mystic about tonight. >> i think metaphorically the sun is shining on us. i feel like i'm in a very good spot. i'm confident we have the momentum. i'm confident we have the right message. up beat. pennsylvanians are seeing in their own homes. >> last night, trump spoke at his tele rally. the oz campaign got a shot in the arm when he was backed by former president trump. oz voters told us they support him because of his electability and trump's endorsement. >> i was like just going to read up on everybody and then once i heard trump out promoting oz i was like you know what? yeah. i'm going to do it. >> i just think that oz has got
a better chance to win in the race to beat the democrat. >> we need somebody who is used to the limelight. used to be in front of the camera. and used to be able to speak to people. >> >> win or lose tonight dr. oz's state will tell us a lot about president trump's influence on the republican party. now to my colleague alexandria,a hoff. >> well, brian, just two months ago few in the state would predict kathy barnett would be in the position she is right now. earlier this month she experienced a sudden rise in the polls a surge in popularity. here's what she said today about voter momentum. >> they are looking for something authentic. they are not looking for another plastic politician who goes out, takes polls to figure out what they should and should not say to the people. i have presented myself as i am. i have embellished nothing. and the people have responded to that.
>> but with barnett's unexpected gains came criticisms specifically over past tweets that her critics call anti-muslim and homophobic. she admitted to marching in d.c. on january 6th. says she did not is support or participate in the destruction of property. some republicans still fear given her history barnett would have a hard time winning over independent voters in a general election. but back to the election at hand here there is a serious issue in lancaster county. we learned that a printing error has caused thousands of mail in ballots not properly so they will have to be counted manually. that is a process that a republican county commissioner who spoke today said could take days. bret? >> bret: alex, thank you. turning our attention now to north carolina from pennsylvania where today's primary elections in north carolina are another test for president trump's influence in the republican party, including his endorsement of a current representative who has found himself in a series of
controversies. correspondent jonathan serrie is in charlotte tonight with the latest on. that was good evening, jonathan. >> good evening to you, bret. today's primary is going to put to the test some key endorsements from president trump here in north carolina. they include freshman congressman madison cawthorn who faces seven republican challengers in his renomination bid. the 26-year-old has alienated many establishment conservatives after a series of controversies that include two attempts to bring a loaded gun through airport security. on social media, president trump renewed his support for cawthorn saying he made some foolish mistakes which i don't believe he will make again. >> madison cawthorn's chances are actually pretty good in part because the threshold is only 30% to avoid a run-off. >> another trump endorsed candidate congressman ted budd is running for the u.s. senate seat of retired republican richard burr. the field of 14 candidates
includes former north carolina governor pat mccrory. >> i appeal to both conservative republicans and i also appeal to the independent voters because they know i'm independent. and i'm willing to make the tough decisions. >> we got to translate good polls into what we hope are great turnout numbers and great election tonight. >> and voter interest appears to be very high. early voting numbers are 96% higher than they were four years ago. and the polls here in north carolina are open until 7:30 eastern tonight. bret? >> bret: okay, jonathan, thank you. ♪ breaking tonight, in the first full day of special counsel john durham's trial against former clinton campaign lawyer michael sussmann, the prosecution says sussmann used the fbi to create a, quote: october surprise. against then candidate donald trump. the accusation coming five years to the day that robert mueller was appointed as special counsel to investigate whether the trump
campaign coordinated with russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. correspondent david spunt is outside the u.s. district court here in washington with the latest. good evening, david. >> good evening, bret. busy day here today at federal court. federal prosecutors say that former clinton campaign attorney michael sussmann manipulated the fbi to open this investigation into then candidate donald trump to create that october surprise right before the election. we got some video of sussmann leaving the federal courthouse within the last hour with his legal team. the dagen with the opening statement and ended with several witnesses on the stand including two fbi agents. sussmann is charged with lying to the fbi two months before the 2016 election, bret, he went to the fbi and said he had some conversation with limping the trump organization via a computer serve tore a russian based alpha bank then owned by associates close to vladimir putin. the fbi investigated the allegation was bogus. an fbi agent on the stand today
said it didn't take long to determine there was no secret back channel between the trump organization and russia but the investigation continued just going through the chain of command. sussmann claims he was a concerned citizen, worried about the national security of the country when he went to the fbi. but the government says that he billed the clinton campaign for that fbi meeting. in opening statements today, federal prosecutors under special counsel john durham said sussmann sought to use the fbi. and even though a trump russia connection never materialized, bret, those prosecutors say the damage was done and trump and russia were linkedin the court of public opinion. sussmann's team told jurors the complete opposite arguing that sussmann, a well respected cyber attorney with a top secret clearance never tried to hide anything from the fbi. sussmann's team also says that the fbi was well aware that sussmann worked for the fbi. it was not a secret in washington at all. tomorrow is a big day. former clinton campaign general counsel marc elias expected to
take the stand. also james baker that former fbi general counsel that michael sussmann had that meeting with, a lot of names but we are going to continue to follow it all. bret? >> bret: we will cover it all every piece of this state. david spunt outside the courthouse. david, thanks. the national average cost of a regular gallon of gasoline hit another record high today. $4.52. that's up 4 cents from yesterday. 15 cents from one week ago. also today, for the first time, all 50 states have an average gas price at or above $4 per gallon. the news comes less than a week after the biden administration canceled one of the most high profile oil and gas lease sales pending before the interior department. stocks rallied today though led by technology and financial shares as strong retail sales eased growth concerns. the dow gained 431. the s&p 500 added 81. the nasdaq finished ahead 322. up next the biden administration deivedz border policies after a record breaking migrant surge.
we will talk to a congressman about that. later, newly declassified videos of unidentified aerial phenomena uap's. first congressional republican hearings on ufo's in more than half a century. we will bring you that story. first what follow for for fox affiliates are coverings tonight. police arrested a 87-year-old aggravated assault deadly weapon after three women were shot at northwest dallas salon. officials believe jeremy smith may have been involved at two other shootings at asian run businesses. investigating the matter as a federal hate crime. fox 452347 columbia, south carolina, where police make an arrest after findings the remains of a 17-year-old girl who disappeared from myrtle beach more than a decade ago. authorities accuse raimondo moody of kidnapping, raping and murdering britney drexel in 2009. and this is a live look at miami one of the big stories there tonight from fox 7 our
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>> bret: bret homeland secretary mayorkas says migrants at the southern border. this comes as the biden administration looks to end title 42. a policy used to expel tens of thousands of illegal immigrants based on covid restrictions. senior correspondent casey stegall is in laredo texas tonight with the latest. good evening, casey. >> good evening, with less than a week now until title 42 is supposed to end, just as you said, dhs secretary alejandro mayorkas made yet another trip out here to the southern border today to receive operational updates on the upcoming big deadline.
secretary mayorkas made the round across parts of the rio grande valley. multiple stops to see the latest surveillance technology at work. newly expanded migrant detention facilities. all while talking with cbp top brass and agents on the front lines. >> we are addressing a level of migration that is historic and they are doing an extraordinary job. >> mayorkas says they will surge resources to the region ahead of title 42's possible expiration. >> we are building safe, orderly and humane pathways to access the benefits that the law provides and that congress has passed. >> cbp data for april shows more than 234,000 migrant encounters for the month. beating the previous all-time record in march of more than 221,000. >> people need to understand even with title 42 in place, the numbers so far this year are going to blow last year's
numbers out of the water. >> it's more than 357% jump from the same period four years ago feds say they expelled more than 96,000 last month under title 42; however, some say they have yet to receive a formal plan on how it will be officially addressed with a deadline looming. >> why don't he tell the 20,000 men and women of border patrol what the plan is. what's the strategy to secure the border? >> early this morning this removal flight left texas carrying 132 migrants back to guatemala. after it was determined they couldn't stay in the u.s. no word on how much these flights cost but hours later, hundreds of miles away in eagle pass, texas a new group of 250 migrants seen crossing the rio grande further isletting the ongoing cycle officials say with no signs of slowing? now a multi-state lawsuit is still pending challenging the official expiration of title 42
and that is still before the court. no ruling has been made. we expect one any day now. bret? >> bret: casey, thank you. joining us now in studio to talk about all of this arizona democratic congressman tom o'halloran. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure, bret. >> bret: just seeing these numbers and it's really staggering when you look at border encounters by border patrol just in the southwest border area, 234,000 in april. under title 42, 96,908 expulsions. how concerned are you that in days, title 42 might be wiped away? >> well, i have made it very evident that i'm very concerned. when i was down on the border last about a week and a half ago or so, they were capturing about staffing about half the amount of people than the other ones were able to get through. that -- and that's at lower levels even than we anticipate.
they are not ready, i don't think. processing for the immigration services. the ngo's. the whole coordinated process. and at that time a week and a half ago, fema, who is trying to coordinate all of this and bring it together was not -- hadn't been even to nogales area. >> bret: the department of homeland security secretary is there today. secretary mayorkas. i talked to him about this a number of different times. last time on "fox news sunday." take a listen. >> they make their claims under the law. if those claims don't prevail, they are promptly removed from the united states. >> bret: but is it the objective of the biden administration to reduce-sharply reduce the total number of illegal immigrants coming across the southern border? is that the objective? >> it is the objective of the biden administration to make sure that we have safe, legal, and orderly pathways for individuals to be able to access our legal system.
>> bret: congressman, they know they have a problem here. but are you convinced that the objective on the border for this administration is to prevent illegal immigrants from coming across? >> we have to protect our border. come from a border state. we also have to consider the humanitarian conditions of those people that are currently been at the border for quite some time and refugees coming across. but, the bottom line is to be prepared for all of that and when i was a police officer in chicago, we over prepared. we identified a threat. our issue whether it was a peaceful demonstration or whatever, and made sure we had the resources available to be able to address that situation. in my evaluation, i haven't seen that yet. >> bret: our latest fox news poll asks about title 42 border restrictions, keep them 63%. end them 27%. obviously when you look at covid policies, that's also a question as we are relaxing a lot of
these around the country not to relax that is kind of a double standard. >> arizona is infection rate just went up 137%. states around our country are going up considerably. so, i can't imagine why the cdc did what they did. i definitely can't imagine why a judge would intervene at this point in time. i have a true concern about people but we have to have that concern on both sides of the border. cities and towns and municipalities that are threatened and they can be overwhelmed quickly because they are small entities. and i don't know -- when i discussed the issues with people down there, i said what about the processing? what do we do about 10 people now to get trained and stuff, what happens when you have to do a few hundred a day at one location? and transport them by bus? do you have enough buses? none of the answers came out as answers that you could say okay,
we're ready. >> bret: okay. we just had -- we reported on this drug tunnel from mexico into the u.s. have pictures of this and they are going to fill it in flow of drugs specifically fentanyl is having a massive impact, especially along border states like yours. do you think that the biden administration is taking the issue of illegal immigration seriously enough in your estimation? >> i know they are concerned. title 42 the answer is i wish they would extend the time frame. on fentanyl, we all have to do a lot more than we have. we talk about it all the time in congress. we have to move things in congress. we can't just sit back and wait. >> bret: okay. congressman tom o'halloran from arizona. congressman, thank you. >> thanks, bret. >> bret: up next the biden administration looks for solutions among mounting bipartisan blowback to the nationwide baby formula shortage. i ♪ ugh the dirt,
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>> bret: amber heard returned to the witness stand today to continue testifying in cross-examination in the nearly $50 million husband johnny depp. heard faced questions 'about her drug use. it comes after the 36-year-old spent several days alleging depp's drug and alcohol use made him violent with her. prosecutors are charging the suspect in the california church shooting with one count of first degree murder. five counts of attempted murder. officials say chinese immigrant david chal targeted taiwanese worshipers killing one person. injuring five others. chal could face a sentence of either life in prison without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. saturday's mass shooting in buffalo is an act of terrorism. is calling on congress to take more action on guns. the president making those comments while he and the first lady jill biden met with families of the victims city's deadliest shooting.
correspondent alexis mcadams has the latest from buffalo tonight. >> president biden and the first lady paying their respects today at a makeshift memorial in buffalo. the president trying to ease the pain in the predominantly black community in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in the city's history which he called an act of terror. >> what happened here is straightforward terrorism. terrorism. domestic terrorism. america, evil will not win. >> hate will not prevail. >> the chaos erupted on saturday afternoon when the suspected gunman began firing in the parking lot of a tops supermarket killing 10 and injuring three others. >> we have bodies down here. >> two outside radio. >> police say the gunman's intention was to kill as many black people as possible. the president says there is no room for this type of hate in
america. >> supremacy is a poison. it's been allowed to fester and grow right in front of our eyes. no more. >> investigators say 18-year-old peyton legally purchased a gun in his hometown in new york where he claims to be radicalized online. during his speech, the president touched on the topics of social media censorship and gun control. >> we can keep assault wednesday off our streets. we have done it before. we can address relentless exploitation of the internet to recruit and mobilize terrorism. >> bret, tonight president joe biden calling for stricter gun laws that he says he knows are not going to be easy to pass. while people here in this community really have a lot of questions about what red flag could say have been missed with this teen gunman who drove about three hours to get here to that supermarket behind me. online class the local d.a. where that boy is from said he talked online class teacher and
classmates how he wanted to commit a murder suicide. looking into claims again and believes that the police and also that school and teacher followed protocol. bret? >> bret: alexis, thank you. parents across the country are demanding answers from the biden administration while they struggle to feed their babies. and as the white house works to find solutions, bipartisan calls for accountability are piling up. here is white house correspondent peter doocy. >> i understand how stressful it is for parents trying to find a formula to feed their children. >> now some is being flown in from switzerland and the netherlands. rep for necessarily says both products were already being imported we were able to act quickly. we moved shipments up and rushed via air to help fill immediate needs. in some places with empty shelves, lawmakers warn of ripoffs. >> there is gouging going on. people taking formula that costs $10 a can and raising the price to $40 because they can. that's sickening. >> there are bipartisan calls
for accountability. >> he ought to call in the top 10 people at the fda and he at&t ought to say number one, what happened? and give them about 20 minutes to explain what happened. and then the president ought to turn to the top 10 people at the fda and he ought to say you have 10 days to fix it charges could soon follow according to speaker pelosi. >> i'm not associating my colleagues with what i'm saying right now. i'm just saying it myself. i think there might be a need for indictment. >> how much urgency do house planners have? well, if they did schedule a hearing about the formula shortage but not until next week and the commence you saw there from president biden were prerecorded yesterday. nothing on camera from him today talking about the formula shortage despite taking the mic multiple times, bret? >> bret: peter, today elon musk weighing in on president biden. >> elon musk is now a he member with jeff bezos of the billionaires blaming biden for inflation club.
although elon musk isn't so sure that it's entirely the president's fault. >> the real question is whoever controls the teleprompter. i do feel if somebody would accidently lean on the teleprompter it's going to be like anchorman. >> pete: of course is a reference to ron burgundy who would read anything in the teleprompter until it got him in really big trouble. newsman's nightmare, bret. >> bret: san diego, peter, yes, of course. we know that movie. live on the north lawn, peter, thanks. up next, never before seen footage of unidentified aerial phenomena and what top intelligence are saying about it today. ♪ >> there are a number of events in which we do not have an explanation and which there are a small handful in which there are flight characteristics, signature management that we can't explain with the data that we have. ♪
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she stayed behind. >> we tried to make it very fast just get to shelter. goodbye, i will find you and i promised my children to stay alive no matter what and to find them. >> bret: good news update. she is now safe in the earth inner lands. netherlands.are we alone? first public hearing on ufo's in more than 50 years on capitol hill. congressional correspondent chad pergram has the details from the hill. the truth is out there. good evening, chad. >> good evening, bret. this isn't about cling on birds of pray or imperial battle.
the close encounter of the congressional kind. 140 reports of unidentified aerial phenomena or uap's and 11 near misses. some explained, some not. >> this committee has an understand what you are doing to determine whether uap's are new technologies or not. >> under secretary for defense intelligence says the episode sometimes baffle the military. >> we have our questions. we want to know what's out there as much as you want to know what's out there. we get the questions, not just from you. we get it from family members, and we get them night and day. >> the military declassified two videos today. >> and is this one of the phenomena that we can't explain? >> i do not have an explanation for what this specific object is. >> gray says video of the other object took years to figure out. >> in this video, u.s. navy personnel recorded what appears to be triangles. some flashing.
recorded several years ago off the coast of the united states. >> he says the floating triangles are drones, night vision goggles give the drones a pyramid shape. andre carson shared the hearing. he said there was a stigma for military pilots to talk about strange things they saw in the air. that's why carson called the hearing. >> pilots avoided reporting or were laughed as at when they did that those who reports uaps would be treated as witnesses not as kooks. >> a gallup poll says 41% of all ufos may be alien spacecraft this marks the first serious inquiries ufos in half a century. 1966 future president and then house minority leader gerald ford called for a congressional investigation into ufos. bret? >> bret: chad pergram live on the hill. chad, thanks. we will continue to follow up next the panel on the mass shooting. today's primary elections and
the economic situation in the u.s. first, beyond our borders tonight. the spanish government approves a claft bill widening abortion rights for teenagers. it could make spain the first country in europe entitling female workers to paid menstrual lead leave. spanish parliament for debate. new data obtained by the associated press shows nearly one in 25 people in the country in the uyghur heartland in the county in the uyghur heartland of china has been sentenced to prison on terrorism-related charges. one out of 25. that's the highest known imprisonment rate in the world. in recent years, china has waged a brutal crack down on the uyghurs, a large muscle minority which has been described as a war on terror there. which is a live look at caen france. opening night of the cannes
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>> evil will not win, i promise you. hate will not prevail. and white supremacy will not have the last word. now is the time for the people of all races from everybody background to speak up as a majority in america and reject white supremacy. >> i won't let others forget what happened here in buffalo, new york, what happened to my friends, what happened to my neighbors, what happened to my community. >> bret: president biden visiting buffalo with the first lady talking to victims family members after that tragic shooting and the fallout continues. in the meantime in new york it's worth noting they have this thing called a red flag law. new york has a red flag law designed to keep firearms away from people who could harm themselves or others but dresden dresden this shooter was still able to buy a.p. style wrifl according to the a.p. let's start with our panel ben
domenech "the washington post" columnist marc thiessen. you know, used to be a speech writer, marc, there are moments when presidents need to go some place in a moat. he had moments with these family members but the speech he delivered was different in its tone, tenor and what he was looking do. >> it was. the interesting thing i was with president bush when he gave a lot of these kinds of speeches, the job of the president is to be the consoler in chief, the uniter and chief. and president biden campaigned on being the uniter in chief. instead he chose to use this moment to sort of subtly but accuse the republican party of supporting white supremism and call out this replacement theory. i think it's important to remember that the people who came up with replacement theory were the democrats. democrats were the ones who said democracy is destiny the more immigrants that come in color.
the permanent minority. they have a responsibility for spreading that philosophy in this country. >> bret: what about this tact and kind of the fallout from it as we gaze. >> look, i think white supremacy is a problem. white supremacy plus guns is a problem. you read the manifesto very clearly he laid out what he feels about the white race and other races. how he feels about jews. we have seen attacks on asian-american communities. we have seen the pittsburgh synagogue shooting. we have seen how all of them, including this guy referred to the new zealand shooter. so there is a problem here. blaming the republican party for this, wrong. saying white supremacy is a problem, correct. >> agreed. >> i think we can do both of those things at the same time. >> bret: ben? >> i think we have a crisis in this country of isolation of mental illness, of an inability to deal with people who are likely to trend in these directions, regardless of the ideological motivation or the politics involved. i think that we need to do a
better job of tracking people we see in piece due to the break downs of the communities that would inform and warn of such things. the breakdown of the church, of the family, and of that cohesion that has been a key to america's success in the past and needs to be key to our success in the future. >> bret: there is also a crisis, as we talked about, on the baby formula crisis. and take a listen. >> here's what the president ought to do. he ought to call in the top 10 people at the fda and he ought to say number one, what happened? and give them about 20 minutes to explain what happened. and then the president ought to turn to the top 10 people at the fda and he ought to say you have 10 days to fix it. >> seeing the problem is very important. but understanding it very carefully is, too.
when the all of this is done, i'm not associating my colleagues with what i'm going to say right now. i'm just saying it myself. i think there might be a need for indictment. flush. >> bret: a need tore indictment, marc from the house speaker. >> yeah. you know, this has become a problem now recently for the americans but the biden administration has known about this for months. they only swung into action now when all of a sudden the store shelves are empty. truthfully, i just look at this and say americans look at this saying are we a third world country? we are the united states of america? i mean, are these stores like goon the soviet stores that had nothing on them? we are the united states of america. we don't have baby powder shortages. this is not what happens to us. this happens in third world countries. this is biden's responsibility. he is commander-in-chief it's his job to fix it. >> bret: is that response mara because they feel the outrage that's bubbling up across the country? >> look, this is a classic case of not everything becomes a by a
president's desk is his fault but it's all his problem. in other words, you know, he is the president. people expect him to solve these things. and yes, i agree with mark. there must be some way to get baby formula onto the shelves. there are too few companies that make it it's a very concentrated industry. one of these plants offline for various problems. i think something could be done. >> bret: i meaning hearings are to come. if the speakers are saying that there are chairman that are listens. we all had plenty of money and there was nothing our money could buy. the scene of these shelves being empty is something that is very disturbing to americans. we want to be able to have confidence that our economy functions that we are able to fix supply chain issues. that we are able to respond to these things quickly and as mara said, this is something that ultimately, regardless of the people who eventually, i think, are hauled in front of congress on this issue is something that the president has to deal with. >> bret: all right. let's go to pennsylvania. the g.o.p., the senate candidates, big night tonight.
it's really the senate race is going to be fascinating to watch. come down to the wire, it looks like. and on the democratic side, it looks like the lieutenant governor heading in was positioned to win. he had a stroke. we just got word he had a successful procedure, mara, in the hospital. if you are a political junky, pennsylvania senate race is going to be -- >> it's insane we haven't even talked about the governor's race making production' heads explode. we can talk about that another time. yes, fetterman is going to win, i think. i don't see any change in the race. but the guy just had a stroke. so that's a big potential problem. is he going to be able to campaign? is he going to lose a lot of time in the next couple weeks recovering? we don't know. in terms of the republican side we will know a lot of things. does donald trump's endorsement mean in pennsylvania what it meant in ohio? what about kathy barnett who has been surge hog says donald trump doesn't own maga. in other words, trumpism is now a kind of separate independent
force. we're going to find out about that. >> bret: i mean, taking on trump from the maga right is quite -- >> that is a problem. this has shades of 2010 when the republican party was set to take back the senate and we nominated a bunch of people like christine o'donnell and cheryl angle in nevada who had no chance of winning. barnett was on "fox news sunday" with sharon and she said talking about the tweets where she called obama a muslim doing muslim things and she said my tweets are not full thoughts or full sentences. i follow you on twitter, bret, your thoughts are full thoughts and full sentences. i try to make mine full thoughts and full sentences. candidate quality is important. putting aside ideology extremism. if she can't answer these kind of questions in a primary she will get clobbered. >> shades of what we saw in the tea party new blood coming to washington regardless of who ends up winning, you are going to see lots of new blood and it's going to change the congress in egg significant ways. >> bret: panel, thank you.
my tweets usually end thanks for watching. ♪ ♪ >> bret: speaking of tweets it's time for "tuesday tweets." ken iny smith how decide which will appear together i get this schedule at the beginning of the month and i kind of fill it out. sometimes it sticks and sometimes it doesn't. usually a good mix. julie wants to know how or who will rebuild ukraine cities after destruction by russian bombing. one of the great reasons, one of the reasons they are going to join the eu afternoon massive destruction on the ground big story. up next sue trad any bill hemmer on the billboard throughout the night. i will do a couple of cuts throughout the night. i will be on tucker and then wrap up the night with shannon later on. finally big congrats to my buddy at dave do you furry and his beautiful wife put up the picture welcome a picture
michael you may remember dave appears on fox quite a bit. congrats to my buddy dave thanks inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report" fair balance and unafraid. election coverage all night. every show has it. "jesse watters primetime" is next. >> jesse: i will have it as well. thanks so much, bret. ♪ ♪ >> jesse: when america is faced with a tragedy, americans expect a leader to step up to the plate and bring the country together. not fuel the flames and make things worse. joe biden ran on being that guy. in 2017, in the midst of charlottesville, biden emerged to tell americans that there was no better guy in washington to unite the country. he promised he would fight for what he called the soul of am