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of the book. it's a topic and original prayer, no matter what season in life you are, you know where to start the conversation with god. i hope people get a lot out of this. it has given me so much. >> my mom did, she watched your 10:00 p.m. show, watch it on fox nation, it was incredible. >> congratulations. >> it's out. >> here is "america reports." >> john: thank you. fox news alert, inflation slowing down by climbing, wholesale prices up 8% year over year, inflation is still hitting hard in the wallets. >> sandra: the possibility of more rate hikes on the horizon. is the cost of taking out a loan about to soar? we'll ask money man charles payne, here to break it down for you. >> we need new leadership in the republican party in washington, this is why i will not support
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mitch mcconnell for leader. >> i think you will see a critical mass say we want to turn the page. we want new leadership, we want fresh faces and new ideas. >> john: begin with the future of the republican party pivotal day who will be leading the gop moving forward. hello, i'm john roberts in washington. good tuesday to you, sandra. >> sandra: great to be with you, john. sandra smith in new york. "america reports." republicans need just one more seat to clinch a majority in the house and their members are wasting little time in voting on their leadership. >> john: kevin mccarthy is the favorite to secure the speaker's gavel but his path to the top job is more difficult after republicans won fewer seats than anticipated in last week's midterms. >> sandra: and house republicans pick their leader, focus is quickly turning to 2024, and who will be the gop nominee for president as they look to take back control of the white house.
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>> john: that did not take long. fox team coverage to kick things off. byron york moments away, where the race for 2024 currently stands. and we are not done with 2022 yet, and mark meredith covering the gop governor's conference in orlando. but first, chad pergram on capitol hill. senior congressional correspondent. what's unfolding at this hour, chad. >> john, two big things unfolding at this hour. house republicans are voting behind closed doors to pick their leadership team for next year. house minority leader kevin mccarthy faces andy biggs for speaker, marjorie taylor green stands by mccarthy. >> we don't unify behind kevin mccarthy, we are opening up the door for the democrats to recruit some republicans and may only need 1 or 2 since we don't know what we will have in the majority, i will not allow that
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to happen. >> mccarthy likely prevails behind closed doors but could be short of an outright majority of the house. that's needed to win on the floor in january. pressure for mitch mcconnell to postpone senate gop elections. >> leadership elections are scheduled for tomorrow morning. personally, i think it would be insane, nuts, to get the exact same leadership. we don't know who is going to win in georgia. >> mcconnell and freshmen gop senators were mum when i asked about a possible challenge tomorrow. >> do you all support leader mcconnell as leader to return as leader? >> thank you. no comments. >> you don't have to answer that. >> gop florida senator rick scott has not formally launched
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a bid to take on mcconnell. he chaired the gop senate re-election efforts but fox is told to pay close attention to what is going on right now as gop senators meet privately for the first time since the midterms. john. >> john: all right, chad pergram for us, watching all of the workings on capitol hill. >> sandra: some of the big names in the republican party are in florida today for the annual republican governor's conference featuring conservative ideas and some potential candidates for the 2024 t presidential campaign. and that is where we find mark meredith, live there in sunny orlando, for us. how much talk is there of 2024 down there. let me guess, a lot. >> sandra, there is some talk of 2024. one governor told me people are certainly talking about it, but it's not been their main focus. good afternoon to you. not really a crystal ball for the republican governors but are braving the heat and humidity
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down here in orlando so that they can talk about the best way to help move their party forward and talk about ways to solve problems they think voters care most about. the big headliner at this year's conference is going to be florida governor ron desantis. he is due to be here later this evening, he's not here yet, his name pops up as a likely presidential candidate in 2024, and won re-election easily a week ago. remarks tonight are not open to the press but many will see if there are hints that leak out afterwards of 2024. the speech will also happen around the same time we hear from former president trump about his own plan for 2024, some governors are ready to move forward from the maga messaging of 2022. >> messaging and the message, focus on the basics being republican. not all about the partisanship and going to your extreme corners, if you want to get stuff done you got to focus on the i think core values of the
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republican party first. >> and we are going to hear more this afternoon, on a panel with a few other governors, including kim reynolds and kristn nome of south carolina, and glenn youngkin had to scrub his visit to florida because of the tragedy at the university of virginia, but he is one of the big names, and it's not about 2024 officially on the agenda, sandra, you know what they were really talking about behind closed doors, sandra. >> sandra: indeed. thank you so much. >> john: why talk about last week when you can talk about two years from now. byron york, chief political correspondent for "washington examiner" and fox news contributor, 9:00 tonight at mar-a-lago, how much clout does
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he have when governors did not make it on tuesday. >> less than he used to have, no doubt about it. a lot of talk, defenders saying do not count donald trump out, just think back, go back to "access hollywood" 2016, he appeared to be dead and roared back to life. the difference here, i'm not saying you should count him out, but ron desantis is coming off a big victory, donald trump is not coming off a big victory. i would imagine he will declare victory and say his candidates won in the midterms, but not all of them did, it was a mixed record. and when word came that he would announce tonight, a lot of republicans wished that he wouldn't. maybe if they wanted him to announce just do it later, but not tonight. he's going ahead. >> john: mark meredith at the republican governor's conference in orlando, axios is reporting
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that the former new jersey governor, chris christie used to be an ally of donald trump, blamed him for the losses not just this year but previous years as well and got huge applause, one of the things he said is voters rejected crazy, and a lot of republicans say look, maybe it's time to move on from donald trump. marc thiessen put it together in an op-ed in "washington post" saying he, trump, could go to his grave claiming the 2020 election was stolen and many believe it, but if he loses in 2024, he will go down as a loser. if you want to make america great again, please stand down. i hope marc has a ballistic vest. >> i think the appetite for talking about the 2020 election, the presidential election, i think that appetite is virtually
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disappeared, except in mar-a-lago. it is -- it is a test that trump has required for people to win his support, and i just don't think that's going to work anymore. parties do not like to look backwards. they just don't. they want to look forward. >> john: elections are about the future. >> that's when they say, and always true. >> john: we questioned some folks on the street what they want to see. >> i don't think he should run. i think there are better candidates out there with less baggage. >> i would love to see him in the white house again. >> i feel all his legal troubles will follow him through the election. i don't think it's a good idea. >> he wasn't bad but not good neither, too, so -- we do need a mix-up. >> i think he did a very good job before and i miss him. >> john: a bit of a mixed bag there in terms of public sentiment. a question i have, who has the political steal to go up against him? >> well, i think it's more likely that you'll see people
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going up against him now than maybe even six months ago. clearly this seems to be governor desantis's time. you wait four years and you are the former governor of florida, is that a good idea. today let's see, mike pence was on a show this morning, he's not saying he's not going to run, mike pompeo was on the same program says he's going to announce at some point, so i think that trump has wanted to clear the field. he would want to be so imposing, so imposing like an incumbent president it will just clear the republican field and i don't think that's going to happen anymore. >> john: we will find out soon enough. byron, great to talk about two years from now, it's all about the future. sandra, we have more looking into the crystal ball ahead. >> sandra: newt gingrinch, bill from "the wall street journal," and bret baier and speaking with
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congressman henry cuellar, the democrat from texas. a lot to talk to him about. >> john: he'll tell us the border continues to be an issue and mayorkas was on capitol hill getting pummelled. >> sandra: and tease a special birthday celebration today, coming up. >> john: charles payne, his 60th birthday today. >> sandra: that's right, a couple birthdays. that on the other side of the break. but russia is launching a mass missile attack on ukraine. it happened today. the barrage of strikes came as air raid alerts were issued across the country. kyiv was targeted, residential buildings were hit as well as the ukraine second largest city, kharkiv. attacks come after the ukrainian forces took back kherson just last week. it was one of ukraine's biggest military successes in the nearly
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nine-month russian invasion. so we are also watching economic news today. inflation did show that it is trending down with the latest report, but maybe not quickly enough. prices still sky high as the federal reserve considers yet another rate hike. could it soon be even more expensive for you to take out a loan? >> john: and what's that going to mean for everything from houses to cars and everything in between. a cryptoking resigning in disgrace after overseeing a massive collapse. charles payne, the birthday boy, fired up with it. wait until you hear what he has to say all the cash lining candidates' pockets. >> the democrats with their $40 million that they got at least this cycle to win the midterms, they really owe it to the victims of this scam to give it back. if you're a veteran homeowner and need cash, call newday
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inflation at the wholesale level and shows how much it costs to make products before consumers have to buy it in the stores. so, it can be a leading indicator of what is to come. let's bring in charles payne now, host of making money on fbn. big take away, charles. >> make peak inflation, that's the good news. bad news it does not mean it's coming down any time soon. maybe the worst is over, but you know, we are looking at a long, long trek, you know, this is the kind of inflation that rears its head as you mentioned once every 40, 50 years, and it's still going to be a major problem. >> sandra: pull up the big board, some reaction in the markets. you think the markets perhaps are somehow reading it the same that this is peak inflation, maybe it's not going to get any worse, but it could hang out for a while, this -- >> nice knee jerk reaction, dow has given back about 90% of its gain, and oversold stocks. what's countering the numbers, whether it's cpi, and ppi, the
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federal reserve says ignore the news, you know, we are going to still use the mallet, crush the economy, it's working. >> sandra: dig into a story making a lot of headlines and perhaps some people have not even heard about it yet. but this cryptocurrency exchange founder, sam bankman freed, falls among the largest democratic party donors for the 2022 midterm elections. you can put the list up, george soros topping the list, but then you see this man, sam bankman freed, among mike bloomberg and others. top party donor and it appears that he completely ran out of money that he said that he had after people came calling for it, right, he was handing that money out, spending it before it was even there by giving it to democrats running in the midterm elections. this cryptocurrency exchange is
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now crumbled had to file for bankruptcy and he's trying to shore up the money. >> the story is still eye involving. last night people thought 50,000 creditors, now a million creditors, numbers all over the place. once valued at $50 billion, net worth last monday was 16 billion, tuesday a buck. people have gotten absolutely wiped out and we have to look very deep into this. a lot of folks in the crypto world saying this thing stinks, something is wrong. there were public postings out there that says this does not add up. something is absolutely wrong. why did the regulators miss it, some personal relationships, his parents are both professors, they have deep political ties, you know, they practice utilitarianism where they try to do the greater good for
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everyone. >> sandra: the money trail is there. first of all, here he is in his own words saying he considered donating a billion dollars to democrats, listen. >> i imagine you have some probability distribution in your mind of how much money you might give in the next election cycle, like give me some number. >> i would guess north of 100 million. >> if that's a floor, what's the ceiling, like a billion? might you give a billion? >> yeah, i think that's a decent, like, thing to look at. >> sandra: to that, charles payne said if -- >> saying if donald trump ran he would do a billion dollars. it didn't matter, it doesn't matter, it was not his money. listen, there has already been reports, i'm going to show a screen of the set-up of this company. you have never seen anything like it. designed from the beginning to be convoluted, a mind boggling
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maze, back doors and siphoning off billions and billions of dollars, funding this, funding that, living the great life. >> sandra: equivalent of the bernie madoff sc? >> living in the bahamas, $40 million pad, giving money out left and right, and he was helping to craft legislation. hese are some of the lawmakers who benefitted from his donations. put them up on the screen. senator gillibrand among them. she sponsored a bill to sideline the sec when it comes to regulating the cryptomarket, there is a money trail here, and the very least the dem party should do is refund the $40 billion for the people ripped off. >> you know what, it's the drop in the bucket.
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>> sandra: i got to bring john in here. we have birthdays to celebrate. happy birthday, john roberts, and happy birthday charles payne. >> thank you. >> john: who knew, who knew charles -- >> i think it was the suits, my man. some -- somewhere along the line. when you wore that gray plaid suit i knew we were related somehow. >> john: charles, it's a significant one for you, god bless you. still like, still kicking it every day. >> it's a milestone, i love it. >> john: don't worry, more of those ahead, too. >> sandra: have a great day to both of you. happy birthday, john and charles. >> john: thank you, sandra, and happy birthday, charles. a new study claims that transgender surgery is helping young patients, but some of the teenagers undergoing the procedures are telling us a different story. now some states are passing laws to restrict the surgery so children don't make a decision
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they regret and cannot reverse. we will ask about a legal battle and historic election day win to become the lieutenant governor elect of arkansas. >> sandra: and paul pelosi's alleged attacker set to appear in court for the first time. learn more about a possible motive in the attack? live outside the courthouse. >> the attack is horrible. i mean -- imagine how i feel as the one who was the target and my husband paying the price and the traumatic effect on our family. ethnicity inheritance, nigerian east central from you. benin. my dad's side. 30% japanese. thank you, mom. there's just still so much to discover. now on sale at ancestry.
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ago today we saw the defendant in court? >> that's right, john, we did. that's when he was arraigned in state court. but remember, there are two parallel criminal proceedings stemming from this vicious attack, and today's initial appearance here in federal court is just about to start. back on november 1st, as you mentioned, 42-year-old david depape pleaded nothing in san francisco superior court to half a dozen felony charges, including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. he's held without bail at the county jail. the charges we are talking about today stem from his alleged plan to kidnap a federal official, the speaker of the house, as well as the assault on her husband. according to a federal indictment, paul pelosi told police he had been asleep when depape, whom he had never seen before, entered his bedroom looking for nancy pelosi. other court filings describe how he admitted he wanted to take her hostage and if speaker
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pelosi lied to him he intended to break her kneecaps. if convicted in federal court, he faces 30 years in prison for the assault charge, 20 years for the attempted kidnapping count. in the state's case, the attempted murder charge could send him to prison if found guilty. paul pelosi is 82 years old. legal analysts say prosecutors will want to preserve his testimony as soon as possible as both a witness and a victim. pelosi continues to recover from a fractured skull and other injuries. his wife says this attack has been traumatic for her whole family and could impact her political future, including whether she decides to stay in congress if republicans take control of the house. john, no cameras allowed in the courtroom. we'll let you know what happens. >> john: it is federal court, after all. claudia, thank you. sandra. >> sandra: a recent study shows young patients' quality of life
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drastically improved after undergoing double mastectomy as they transitioned into becoming male. critics say the sample study of only three months is not enough time to make a true determination. arkansas attorney general and lieutenant governor elect leslie rutledge will talk about efforts to stop children from making drastic life changing decisions at such a young age. but first, dr. marc siegel. what did you find while you were researching? >> i found it's complicated, it's a complex interaction of parent, child and government and rules and it's very, very complicated. one of the reasons gender reassignment treatments are so controversial is because they often adopt an all or none approach without taking into account individual differences. >> i was only a kid. i didn't really understand what i was doing to myself. >> 18-year-old chloe cole of
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central valley, california, born biologically female, at the age of 12 began socially transitioning to male after experiencing gender disforeya. >> on social media i was seeing a lot of like young adult women posting pictures of themselves, seeing the image that did not match my own, my thoughts drifted towards maybe i'm not a girl. >> at age 13, she started taking puberty blockers and testosterone. in 2020, at 15, chloe had an elective double mastectomy, referred to as top surgery. she regretted her decision less than a year later and today identifies once again as a woman. >> the loss of my breasts and potentially my ability to mother children naturally might be the most painful part of it. >> chloe's experience with transition is a stark difference from the findings of a study in the journal of the american medical association. the study compared two groups of
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patients, ages 13 to 24, 3 months after surgery the group that had the procedure experienced less chest dysphoria than the group that did not. >> i don't think it should shape clinical care. three months after an operation people can easily feel happy because complications have not happened yet. >> stella o'malley is a psycho therapist and founder of genspect. >> what we need to do, how does it feel after a year and after five years and after ten years. >> to change from one gender to a different gender in every area of your life is as dramatic as any kind of behavioral change i can think of. >> for 29-year-old noah, the controversial surgery was a long time coming. of the noah began transitioning from female to male at 18 years old, and received top surgery
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just two years ago at age 27. but he knew he was different as early as middle school. >> it was one of those things where you have to weigh the risks and for me i was willing to die on that operating table than continue to live a life that was not mine. >> while not part of the study, he says the surgery gave him a second chance at life. >> finally i could see me when i looked in the mirror, did not see a stranger. >> fox news reached out to northwestern medicine and responded we provide comprehensive and affirming medical treatment, honors every individual, including those who are transgender and gender diverse. doctors must be comfortable as well as their patients, something we do quickly now may lead to unattended consequences later on. above all, sandra, we must show kindness and sensitivity to the patients and everyone involved. >> sandra: important and fascinating report on that. dr. siegel, thank you very much.
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>> john: for more on this, leslie rutledge, the reason why we are talking to you, attorney general, there is a law in the state of arkansas called the safe act, save adolescents from experimentation act, currently tied up in the courts but it would restrict gender affirming medical care for minors. articulate the support of the safe act. >> certainly. this is a law we passed in order to protect children, minors. nothing prevents someone 18 years of age or older from making that life permanent decision but what it does do is protect children. the plaintiffs in the case at the time were 9, 15 and 16 years old. imagine a 9-year-old making the decision whether or not to be a male or female for the rest of his or her life. that's why this law was important, was to protect those children. what the law doesn't do is prevent children from having access to mental health
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treatment. i think that's something that is being lost from my critics and the critics of the state of arkansas. we are allowing -- we want these children to have access to mental health care. what we don't want are for adults to allow those children making a life altering permanent decision. >> john: as we saw in dr. siegel's report a moment ago, some people suffering from ge gender dysphoria, it can be lifesaving but others it can be a mistake. i read this two months ago, the youngest person to undergo a double mastectomy is 13. is that too young in your mind? >> i think it's important that yes, i mean, if it is for the purpose of gender dysphoria, yes. we want the young people to have access to the mental health treatment, to have the love and support that they need, but what we don't want is for that person as an adult just as we had
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someone testify in, before the arkansas legislature they had a double mastectomy, regretted it and no longer able to have children. this individual transitioned back. where are those individuals talking about those who are transitioning back and regret. who is going to be responsible for those. we are only wanting to protect the children in the state of arkansas again for making a life altering permanent decision such as changing their gender. my 4-year-old has a, you know, has an incredible imagination and we know children they're nine years old, that may be suffering from gender dysphoria, they need that mental health treatment. so again, we just want to make sure we protect kids. >> john: this is just a complete coincidence, but today in the "new york times" there was an extensive and very important story about the use of puberty blockers and that we don't know everything there is to know about puberty blockers, that
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some of the side effects that they have, such as loss of bone density, could be permanent. that sort of concern has led sweden and finland to restrict the use of puberty blockers. england is considering it as well. the state of arkansas would restrict it as well. but you are getting a lot of opposition from people who say the government has no business meddling in the medical affairs of individuals. what do you say to that? >> well, the government has a responsibility to protect the citizens of our state. and in this instance, we are protecting the children of our state. you are spot on that these other countries have already blocked those. fda, president biden's own fda would not approve these. and so it's important that again, we focus on the children, we make sure they are getting whatever mental health treatment they need, other issues that they may be combatting such as anxiety or depression, all the medications are available to
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that. what is not available is for these adults to help these children and facilitate a permanent life altering decision they may live to regret. at 18, if the same child wants to make the decision they are allowed to do so under the law in arkansas. >> john: we will continue to watch this court case, 8th circuit court of appeals upheld an injunction against the safe act. we'll watch it as it makes its way through the courts and also watch at the beginning of the year as arkansas makes history, swearing in its first female governor and first female lieutenant governor. congratulations on your victory. >> thank you. and together sarah and i will be the first independently elected female governor and female lieutenant governor in the united states. and excited to it with a friend of mine, sarah huckabee sanders. >> john: i've spent a lot of time with her at the white house. >> i imagine. >> sandra: border crossings
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shattering records for the month of october. now secretary mayorkas is facing the heat on capitol hill. he he he henry cuellar will join us next. >> john: republicans one seat away from majority. what should it be in the new term, investigating the biden administration or other business? former house speaker newt gingrinch has some advice and he is standing by to join us next. so we're hard at work helping them achieve financial freedom. we're proud to serve people everywhere, in investing for the retirement they envision. from the plains to the coasts, we help americans invest for their future. and help communities thrive.
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>> john: a judge in georgia overturning the state's heartbeat abortion ban. it's a ban on abortion starting at around six weeks into pregnancy. a fulton county judge ruling the ban violated the u.s. constitution and u.s. supreme court precedent when it was put into effect. the law prohibited most
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abortions once a "dedetectable human heartbeat was present," they said the ruling was wrong and dobbs wiped that out of existence. >> sandra: republicans need just one more seat to clinch the house majority. before they take control, some gop members have made it clear they don't want the party spending the first few months in power launching investigations into, for example, the biden administration. let's bring in newt gingrinch, very good to see you, mr. speaker. thanks for joining us. where do you fall on this? what do you think when you hear some newly elected members of congress, republicans saying we shouldn't be focusing on that right now. we told voters our priorities were, for example, inflation. >> well, let me say first of all, this will be the eighth time since 1916 you have had a congress with a majority in the 220 to 223 range.
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so it has been done before. in fact, denny hassert republican speaker, i think mccarthy will figure out how to manage it. 90% and 10%. the american people have a right to know about a lot of things, where did covid come from, why was public health a disaster, a million americans died, we deserve to know why. why has the justice department gone after parents for going to school board meetings. a number of things the american public has the right to know. 90% of the house republican effort should be on developing positive solutions that will make life better for the american people, starting with energy independence to bring down the cost of gasoline and strengthen us in the international arena, and cutting
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spending in order to bring down the inflation rate and i think kevin mccarthy's idea the first vote should be to repel the 87,000 internal revenue service agents is symbolically a good start. cuts spending and it sends a signal that we are not going to harass the american people, we are going to try to protect them. >> sandra: interesting. so 90/10 split what you say would be the best case scenario with the new congress. we have had on the program two newly elected members of congress, republicans. this is rep elect kiggans and santos on the program yesterday, both threw cold water moving forward with the investigations in the new congress, listen. >> my constituents did not send me here to waste time, they sent me here to work. although parts of our party wants to go into the investigations, that's what they can do, i'm here to deliver results. >> i'm focused on the issues why
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we won, why we won in the district is because of the economy, because we sought to tell people hey, we are going to help you, put more money in your pocket book and lower the gas and grocery prices and that's where my focus is. >> sandra: it's a small sampling, what does that tell you what we are about to receive from the new congress, waiting for the republicans to win the majority with that seat. >> i hope most of the members come back with exactly that attitude in mind. that's why i said 90% of the effort ought to be going into solving real problems. for example, making sure that parents' rights to know what happens in their child's school is protected. making sure we know about district attorneys who refuse to enforce the law and keep putting back criminals and murderers on the street. we can force the democrats in the senate and in the white house to decide do they want to
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do what the american people are asking for, or in fact do they want to block it, which would set up a 2024 election. but at the same time, you've got a lot of members, so members can spend 70, 80, 90% of their time passing positive legislation and still have enough time and energy and staff support to do the necessary investigations. how can the border be as open as it is? something we ought to know. i think a whole series of these things. how come fentanyl is such a gigantic crisis? over 100,000 americans a year are dying due to overdoses. twice the total loss of the vietnam war in one year. what do we need to do to have the kind of breakthroughs that let us protect our children and our young people from those kind of deaths from, that are totally unnecessary? a number of places where we don't actually know enough, and
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i think part of the purpose of hearings is to learn to set the stage to educate the american people and then to move legislation. >> i suppose a lot of that depends on who will be in leadership and we are awaiting to see. will that be kevin mccarthy, what's going to happen with mitch mcconnell, big questions literally at this hour. we are waiting to get word from capitol hill on the latest from chad pergram there. >> well, i'm pretty sure it's going to be kevin mccarthy and sure he's going to be speaker. i don't know the senate as well, and seems to be a lot more anger in the senate, but kevin mccarthy went out and raised $480 million, he campaigned in virtually every district, he recruited a new generation, two of whom you just had a video with, and i think that for two elections in a row no matter what happened to the rest of the party, the house republican party with kevin as leader has gained seats twice now and he is going to be a majority, despite
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the senate not being, despite the governors lost a seat and speaks well of what kevin was able to accomplish. not as much he wanted to or as i thought he would, but i'm confident he will be the next speaker. >> sandra: interesting stuff. glad to have you on today, mr. speaker. thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> john: always good to see newt. now to developing news out of idaho where four college students were killed early sunday morning. their bodies found in an off campus house near the university of idaho. the town's mayor calling it a possible burglary gone wrong or a crime of passion. dan springer is live in moscow, idaho. what are we learning today? >> yeah, john, we are learning today the four university of idaho students were killed using a knife or some other sharp object based on the injuries and the city put out a press release this morning saying it was an
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isolated and a targeted attack, but no supporting information around that. the four students were all together saturday night with pictures posted on social media hours before they were killed. they are 20-year-old ethan chapan of washington state and three from idaho, 20-year-old apparently dating him, and two other 21-year-olds. call to a rental house off the university of idaho campus at noon on sunday for an unconscious person. when they arrived, they discovered all four people were dead inside that house. university officials put out a shelter-in-place alert to the campus, but that was canceled about an hour later. and while police are not saying anything, the mayor told "good morning america" this was not a random attack, and that there's no ongoing threat to the public. >> i think the eventual conclusion is going to bear out the fact this was a one-off
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crime that was committed, and was very focused and doesn't involve other students or the public in general. >> but the lack of official information from police is leading to a lot of fear on campus. parents are calling angry, wanting some answers. many students have gone home prompting a vigil planned for tonight to be postponed. university officials are trying to remain patient. >> it's absolutely horrific, my heart breaks for our students impacted, most definitely for the families of the victims, we want them to catch whoever did this and bring them to justice. >> we are told autopsies on the four victims will be done tomorrow. back in spokane, and john, we are two full days after this horrific incident here on campus, just off campus, and still no press release or no news conference from the police. john. >> terrible tragedy.
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hopefully they will start to solve this thing quickly. dan, thank you. >> sandra: fox news alert, just coming in via the ap, more on the missile launches we reported on from russia a short time ago. per the ap, a senior u.s. intelligence official now says that those russian missiles have crossed into nato-member poland and killed two people. a polish government spokesman did not immediately confirm the information but said top leaders were holding an emergency meeting due to a "crisis situation." so this just in, we are trying to independently confirm this information, but that russian missiles have crossed into poland killing two people. john, obviously we'll work to get more information on this situation as this meeting is happening to discuss the crisis situation. hope to know more soon. >> john: something we have been concerned about back to the very first days of the conflict and it has finally happened.
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see what the response is going to be from nato. article 5, attack on one is attack on all. i don't expect it would escalate to that level but the pols will have something to say about this. new at 2:00, as republicans in congress vote on party leadership, house democrats have a leadership debate of their own to consider. nancy pelosi says she would be willing to stay on but is that the best direction for the party? we'll ask texas democrat henry cuellar about that, and that he was asked to join the republican party. bret baier looks ahead to 2024, and a new group of parents pushing back against school boards. all that and a whole lot more as "america reports" rolls on.
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capitol hill screen left where house republicans are meeting behind closed doors to elect
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party leaders, even as the control of the house remains up in the air. republicans are one seat away from clinching the 218 magic number. kevin mccarthy may still have a challenger between him and the speaker's gavel. i'm sandran new york. john. >> john: john roberts in washington. just one of the events we are watching this hour that could impact not only the next two years, but where republicans go next. there are rumblings somebody could challenge senate minority le le leader mitch mcconnell. and in florida, gop governors are meeting. breaking news out of the war in ukraine. russia launching a


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