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good morning, america. 9/11 20 years later. from new york to shanksville to the pentagon. gatherings across the country. ♪ and around the world. a day devoted to remembering. >> he will live on in our hearts forever. >> the emotional tributes to the fallen and the survivors. on the defense, president biden defending the afghanistan withdrawal. >> the american people think it was time to get out of afghanistan. >> former president donald trump now criticizing biden on the action. the fallout this morning. new warning.
the fda's caution to parents on waiting to vaccinate kids under 12 until they're eligible as a rise in covid cases causes concern for children heading back to school. accusations against a royal. a critical hearing in the sexual assault suit against prince andrew. his accuser's legal team claims he's been ducking attempts to be served. the keys to the case facing the queen's son. california countdown. with two days to go, the race intensifies in the vote to recall governor gavin newsom. >> your vote could be the difference. >> we're on the trail with a top republican hoping to oust newsom in a rare sitdown interview. why this race could impact the entire nation. teenage dream. the future of tennis battling it out at the u.s. open in an electrifying match. british teen emma raducanu defeating 19-year-old leylah
fernandez, making tennis history. once fighting to get into the tournament, now the champ. good morning. what a win. >> yes. >> emma raducanu surprising herself. she had to keep changing her flight back home because she kept winning. she's the first male or female in history to win through qualifying and then win the grand slam. such an amazing accomplishment. >> everybody loves an underdog story. to have two of them going at the same time, just a ton of fun to watch. >> yes, and teenagers. we're going to watch these two for awhile. >> whatever change fees were incurred there, i think it was totally worth it. that's my sports analysis. >> appreciate it as always. >> we'll be talking about the big matchup coming up later in the show. now we're going to talk about the country and the world commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. a show of unity across america. both president biden and the former president george w. bush were calling the patriotic
response after the attacks and contrasting that with the polarized politics of 2021. >> the day focused largely on the nearly 3,000 people killed in new york, pennsylvania, and at the pentagon. the heroes, the acts of courage on that painful day, and less so on what followed including two wars and thousands who lost their lives in iraq and afghanistan. >> overnight in new york city, the now familiar tribute in lights sending blue beams into the sky on the anniversary. this time, many buildings across the city also illuminated in blue. for more on the remembrance this morning, we begin with abc's trevor ault. good morning to you, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, eva. it's become a common cliche to refer to the september 11th attacks as the day that changed everything, and it is an accurate one, but there's been one constant over the past 20 years. the prevailing resolve that we should not and we will not ever forget, and yesterday the echoes of the past, the heroism, the sacrifices were once again spoken through the voices of our
nation. ♪ and grace will lead me home ♪ >> reporter: across every corner of the country, states red and blue alike, tributes and testimony, memorials and moments of silence as this weekend america reaffirms that even after 20 years, we remember. [ bells tolling ] at ground zero, the pentagon, and that field in shanksville, pennsylvania, the toll of the bells for the lives lost, but never forgotten. >> it brings back a moment you got the phone call. it brings back that instant you got the news. no matter how many years go by. >> reporter: president biden paying tribute at all three sites saturday, stopping by a pennsylvania firehouse and
standing alongside the obamas and clintons where the world trade center towers once stood. ♪ i'll see you in my dreams ♪ >> reporter: there, the names of the fallen spoken again for the world to hear. >> you will live on in our hearts forever. may love and peace always prevail. >> reporter: alongside that somber sorrow, a profound sense of gratitude. >> to this day, we are still inspired by your heroism, kindness, and selflessness. >> the cadets who are taking the field with three first responders. >> reporter: at west point, the army football team taking the field, every player armed with an american flag, and the tribute stretching beyond our borders. ♪ >> reporter: the british army playing the american national anthem. nato laying a wreath at the 9/11 memorial in belgium.
even astronaut shane kimbrough reminding us from the international space station -- >> we will never forget. >> reporter: and as prominent as the memory of the tragic 9/11 attacks is the memory of the unity that followed them, an america that came together. an idea that today may seem like a relic of the past. >> and we have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within. on america's day of trial and grief, i saw millions of people instinctively grab for a neighbor's hand and rally to the cause of one another. that is the america i know. >> reporter: and the recurring hope from speaker after speaker, parents, children, first responders, or simply americans, is that that sense of solidarity is still within us.
>> when we say never forget that it's it not just a word or a catchy phrase, but it's that we never forget the american unity that we felt after those days. that's what mattered. it was the response, and we can get there. >> reporter: and if you watch just about any retrospective on the september 11th attacks, they almost all seem to begin with the fact that 20 years ago that morning, it was a perfect day outside, and yesterday we had just about the same thing. new york city and the nation and the world at large, reflecting under a crystal blue sky. whit? >> a somber day, but as you noted there, trevor, the recurring hope and inspiration that went along with it. we thank you. we appreciate it. as we move on here, the nation reflects on the tragedy of 9/11, but president biden still grappling with the after effects 20 years later, ending the war in afghanistan while trying to prevent future terror attacks here at home. abc's maryalice parks has more from the white house. maryalice, good morning.
>> reporter: good morning, whit. like you said, the country reflecting on how the attacks on 9/11 led, in turn, to the country's longest war, and what it means now that that chapter is over. has the country turned a page? the president was asked yesterday if he thought the country was entering a new phase with troops no longer on the ground and afghanistan. he said, he did. >> what's the strategy? every place where al qaeda is we're going to invade and have troops there? come on. the american people think it was time to get out of afghanistan, sending all that money, but the flip of it is, they didn't like the way we got out. it's hard to explain to anybody, how else would you get out? >> reporter: he argued again the war effort there in afghanistan had morphed over time into one that was just too costly trying to unite afghanistan. whit? >> and maryalice, yesterday we saw former presidents participating in 9/11 ceremonies. former president trump was not part of any formal event, but he was in new york, and he had tough words for biden. >> reporter: yeah. president trump was not there at ground zero, but he stopped by a
police precinct and fire station near trump tower. yesterday like you said, a somber day, many delivering a message of national unity. his comments stood out. he turned quickly to criticizing president biden. >> it was gross incompetence, and i hate to talk about it on this day, but people are saying, why aren't they talking about what the hell we did? looked like we retreated. looked like we gave up, like, they used the word surrender. >> reporter: remember, president trump also wanted to get out of afghanistan. his team negotiated that final end date with the taliban, and his team oversaw a deal that led to the release of thousands of taliban prisoners. dan? >> maryalice, thank you very much. we're going to move on now to the covid crisis and a new warning from the fda about children under 12 and vaccines coming just as kids head back to school. meanwhile, the situation in hospital icus is becoming even more dire, and elwyn lopez has the latest. elwyn, good morning to you.
>> reporter: hey, dan, good morning. the fda vaccine chief says he's very hopeful that vaccinations for children 5 to 11 will be under way by the end of the year, adding that the agency will not cut any corners. this morning, a new warning from the fda as pediatric covid cases surge across the country. the agency urging parents not to seek out a vaccine for children under 12 because they are not eligible. saying, in part, children are not small adults. >> while of course, i can understand that parents are anxious to get their kids vaccinated, it's super important for the fda to complete its process. >> reporter: this comes amid the uncertainty of a new school year. and this week nearly a million students are expected back in new york city classrooms. hospitals across the u.s. meanwhile overwhelmed, inundated with covid-19 patients. >> we're already at max capacity. we're already stretched so thin. >> reporter: icus in seven states close to running out of beds.
kentucky now calling in more than 300 national guard members to help with the surge. >> folks, we are in a dangerous place with covid-19 right now. we're posting some of the highest new case numbers we have ever seen. our hospitals are at a breaking point. >> reporter: a mississippi man losing his sister, niece, and nephew to the virus. >> while my niece had me on the phone telling me about her brother, within five minutes, the other hospital was calling telling me -- telling her about my sister. >> reporter: and this week, the new move in the fight against the pandemic. president biden mandating businesses with more than 100 employees to either require the shots or offer weekly testing. >> we're going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. >> reporter: for some, the news spawns new concerns. >> our fear is those employees could go down the street and --
and, you know, go to a restaurant that has less than 100 people, and that puts employers in a bad situation both as the bad guy and trying to stay open in an industry that's already been really decimated because of covid. >> reporter: and more than a dozen republican governors have already spoken out against president biden's new mandate saying they are ready to push back against it. eva? >> elwyn lopez there for us. thank you. dr. ashish jha, dean of brown university school of public health joins us this morning. and i want to start first with that fda warning. do you agree with the fda telling parents not to try to get kids under 12 vaccinated before those shots are authorized? >> yeah, good morning, eva. thank you for having me here. absolutely. as a dad of a 9-year-old, i am anxious to get my child vaccinated, but not until the fda authorizes it, and it's not just because i want to pay attention to the fda, which i do, but we don't know the right dosing for children under 12. it may be different. we haven't seen the data on safety and effectiveness in kids
under 12. we want to let the data drive this process. i think it'll be soon. my hope is we'll see that data by the next month and shots will be able to go in by october, and i want people to hold on and wait. >> this week we learned that los angeles schools require students at least 12 years old to be vaccinated. other schools are figuring out what they want to do going forward. this is a really hot button issue because there are parents across the country that they just don't feel comfortable giving their children the vaccines yet. so how should schools be handling this? >> yeah. so i totally understand what the los angeles school district decided to do, and it makes sense to me. here's why. we have vaccine mandates of all kinds in schools all across the country, and so asking, you know, for kids over 12 to be vaccinated makes a lot of sense. there are some school districts who want to hold on a bit more and use other mitigation techniques like masking and ventilation and testing. that's a reasonable alternative as well.
>> we heard elwyn mention this. president biden has now mandated businesses to require either employee vaccination or weekly testing. do you think that's enough? >> yeah, i think it will help a lot. look, if we're going to -- obviously we have small employers who won't be subject to this. given the majority of americans either work in health care or among these large employers, it will push a lot of people forward. the experience so far has been that these vaccine mandates really do work. they get people off the fence and get vaccinated. >> dr. ashish jha, thank you so much for being with us. over to you, dan. >> eva, thank you. let's talk about the politics now of these vaccine mandates. let's bring in abc deputy political director, averi harper. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> so we've seen president biden take a tougher tone, tougher actions now to the unvaccinated. there is republican pushback though. how do you see this playing out? >> right. so the president's directive includes companies that have more than 100 employees, calling for those companies to mandate
the vaccine. it utilizes a regulation -- an emergency power through the occupational safety and health administration, but it's never been used d d this way before mandate vaccines, and so you have republican pushback. 19 republican governors are pushing back speaking out against the president on this. many vowing to file suit. we'll see a long, drawn out legal battle as it relates to this. >> let me ask you about another political issue this morning while i have you. right now the biden administration, the department of justice suing the state of texas over this tough new abortion law that recently passed. do you have a sense of who's likely to prevail here? because there are -- the stakes are so high for so many women in that state. >> right, well, it's uncertain who is going to prevail in this, but we know that the doj is citing the supremacy clause of the constitution saying that the federal government and federal law trumps state law, and the doj is arguing that because federal agencies in the state of texas cannot guarantee abortion
services through the point of fetal viability, that this law is unconstitutional. that's going to play out in court. that will be a long process, but in the meantime, the doj is seeking a court order to stop the enforcement of that abortion law to allow for women to get abortion care past the six weeks, and attorney general merrick garland has also said that he is warning states that try to pass copycat legislation that he will pursue similar legal action against them. >> so this is far from over? >> far from over. >> averi harper, thank you very much for coming in. appreciate that. thank you very much. i want to remind everybody, make sure to watch "this week" later this morning. our george stephanopoulos will go one-on-one with the u.s. surgeon general, vivek murthy, about president biden's sweeping new vaccine mandate. plus, joe manchin and bernie sanders discuss the growing tensions among democrats over the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill. whit, over to you. >> dan, thanks. let's get a check of the weather now.
rob marciano standing by here. we are locked in this hurricane season and more to watch in the tropics now. >> yeah. this is primetime right now, guys. the peak was friday, and we have count them, one, two, three, four, five areas of concern in the atlantic, and of course, the one closest to home is our main concern and that has a 90% chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm. that's as soon as later on today. it's basically in the gulf of mexico. our spaghetti models bring it towards the texas coastline and maybe towards the louisiana coastline as well. if it stays in the gulf longer, it will get stronger, and might even get to hurricane strength. right now we think it's going to be a big rainmaker for corpus christi which is well above normal for rainfall, and houston floods quite easily. lake charles and new orleans are well above average for rainfall already this year. it's not going to take much for them to flood, and we could see 3 to 4 inches of rain across texas, and 6 to 8 in parts of the i-10 corridor. if it becomes a named storm, the next name on the list is nicholas. odette shortly after that. hopefully we don't see her any
time soon. time for a look lisa: gorgeous out there with the sun coming up in the low cloud deck. plenty of sun downtown today. a little breezy at our beaches. the summer heat kind of arrived yesterday with 90's inland. we are going to build with mid 90's arriving through tuesday. 73 in oakland. look for numbers in the mid 80's upward santa rosa. the accuweather 7 day forecast, we are going to keep it warm we saw that name, danny on the list crossed off with a red line. kind of came in with a whimper in south carolina. limped to the finish line here. >> it's poetic. it really is. really is. >> good to have you back inside. >> great to be here. >> is it really? >> we missed you. well, now to that amazing
u.s. open women's final. two teenage stars facing off against each other after beating top tennis stars to get there. abc's zachary kiesch is here with all the highlights. good morning to you, zachary. >> reporter: eva, good morning to you as well. what an incredible match. one of the things that makes it so special is the timing, right? both of these women still so young, and many ways ahead of their time. the other piece is the space, right? the u.s. open. kids just aren't supposed to perform like this on one of the biggest stages in tennis. at the end of the day, you have two folks, unknowns, really underdogs that come in and leave in the winner's circle. this morning, there's a new teen on top of tennis. >> remarkable. emma raducanu. we might never see this again. >> reporter: in her second major event, emma raducanu, just 18 years old, did the unthinkable. >> she can do no wrong right now. >> reporter: emma and competitor
leylah fernandez entered the tournament as unknowns and they both chopped down pillars of the game. >> the set goes to fernandez. >> reporter: and they were fighters to the finish. >> played it beautifully. >> reporter: on saturday, raducanu had a moment and incredible shots like this. >> oh my word. that is not an easy shot to hit. >> reporter: but leylah never let go. >> smiling and enjoying the moment even though they're competing so ferociously. >> reporter: thanking new york fans for their support and offering the city some of her own. >> i know this -- on this day it was especially hard for new york and everyone around the united states. i just want to say that i hope i can be as strong and as resilient as new york. >> reporter: a young woman
glowing on the biggest stage. raducanu's family cheering her on from across the pond. now she has her place at the top of tennis. the royal family congratulating emma on that victory. the uk certainly proud to have a women's grand slam champ, and just think of the journey that she's been on. last year, her tennis club closes. she's outside of her family home in the cul-de-sac hitting balls with her father and now she leaves flushing meadows $2.5 million richer. eva? >> and she's 18 years old. >> yep. >> can't forget that. >> both of those young ladies did such a great job and carried themselves with such grace and poise the whole tournament. >> fernandez was eloquent in defeat i thought. >> absolutely. >> and the new champ will be live on "gma" right here tomorrow morning. >> very exciting. here's what's coming up on "gma" in our next half hour. a crucial pre-trial hearing tomorrow for prince andrew who's
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welcome back to "gma" on this sunday morning. the new york yankees and new york mets coming together at citi field in queens to celebrate the city's first responders while commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the teams joined by various first responders as well as team members from the mets and yankees from 2001. >> one of the many special moments from yesterday. >> yes. now let's take a look at some of the other big stories we're following this morning. happening right now, authorities in washington state say they have found a third murder hornet nest. this comes just days after discovering a second nest. both were found in the same area near the u.s./canada border. >> murder hornets have a real branding issue.
need to come up with a new name. also an investigation into the january 6th insurrection at the capitol has concluded that six capitol police officers should be disciplined for their actions on that day. three officers were singled out for unbecoming conduct, and one failing to comply with directives, and one for improper remarks and one officer for dissemination of information. >> on a much lighter note, dan, these are two things that are your favorites. sports and cats. >> oh, boy. >> intense moments. an amazing moment yesterday between the university of miami and app state. this cat is dangling. watch. they caught him with the american flag alone. >> you got to be kidding me. >> yes. they are saying the cat is safe. nobody be worried or upset. he's perfectly okay, and of course, they wish that cat the best with its remaining eight lives. >> you know what's going through that cat's mind. i'm going to scratch the crap
out of this dude as soon as i can. >> i'm not sure what scared the cat more. the fall or the man at the end of it. >> who brought their cat to the game? i don't understand that. >> yeah. we're going to get to the bottom of it. >> he let himself in. >> amazing video. we have a lot to get to this morning including to prince andrew and a key hearing tomorrow in the sexual assault lawsuit that he's facing. the case brought by a woman who claims she was introduced to the prince by the late convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein. abc's julia macfarlane joins us from london with more on the story. julia, good morning. >> reporter: whit, good morning. well, prince andrew's epstein troubles show no signs of going away any time soon, but the prince himself has last seen 500 miles north at the queen's estate scotland, but back home in windsor are some pretty consequential papers waiting for him. prince andrew's legal woes appear to be mounting. accusing the prince of sexually assaulting her claiming they've successfully served papers to
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not the lawsuit can continue. >> reporter: an alleged victim of the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein filed a civil suit against the prince on august 9th, accusing him of sexually assaulting her in 2001 at his mansion and in the london home of ghislaine maxwell when she was under the age of 18. telling abc news in a statement last month, i am holding prince andrew accountable for what he did to me. the powerful and the rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. prince andrew has long denied these allegations, which first surfaced in 2014, telling the bbc in an interview which essentially ended his royal career. >> i've said consistently and frequently that we never had any sort of sexual contact. >> reporter: giuffre countering in another bbc interview. >> he knows what happened. i know what happened, and there's only one of us telling the truth. >> people, no matter how rich or powerful, no matter who their family is or what their connections are, can't avoid
being called to account in a court of law for allegations of sexual abuse. >> reporter: the prince has not commented on the latest developments. nor have his lawyers officially responded to giuffre's claims. whatever legal route the prince chooses, his reputation risks further damage. >> unless he clears his name properly, the royal family will always be associated with this, as will prince andrew. it will be damaging to his reputation, but also that of the royal family because he's intrinsically part of that family. >> reporter: that hearing is taking place tomorrow by teleconference, and there's no case being made for any lawyer for the lawyer and there's still no sign if they will show up. eva.
>> julia, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now with rob. good to see you over there. >> good to see you guys. fire season, obviously still going on. we're getting into the peak of it actually. this is one burning north of l.a., north of santa clarita. this is the dc-10. this always amazes me how good these pilots are, and how low they get to the ground, dropping that fire retardant and peeling off. this fire north of salt lake city, this was kind of worrisome yesterday. pretty small one, but very close to homes obviously. they've got this thing mostly contained with firefighters' help, and the humidity. the heat continues across the southwest. excessive heat warnings from phoenix over towards las vegas. 93 in albuquerque. it's been warm in dallas. record-breaking in some cases as well as in denver. you'll see a little bit of a cooldown there, but generally over the next three days, temperatures that will remain well above 100 in palm springs. las vegas where the raiders play tomorrow night on espn, and phoenix here 110. that's your national
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challenger out on the campaign trail. >> reporter: with just days left before californians decide whether they keep current governor gavin newsom, the governor and his main opponent, radio host larry elder throwing their hardest punches in the fight for the golden state. >> the contrast and the stakes could not be higher. this election is a matter of life and death. public health is on the ballot. >> reporter: elder telling abc news in a rare sitdown when it comes to covid, he'll focus on individual freedoms. >> one of the first things i want to do is repeal the -- the requirement for state workers that they have to be tested once a week and they have to wear a mask at work. i don't think the science supports that. >> reporter: the special recall election was triggered largely because voters were unhappy with newsom's handling of the pandemic, but a boost from national heavy hitters -- >> your vote could be the difference. >> reporter: -- and better covid rates have polls in his favor. newsom telling abc exclusively last week the state is seeing a comeback. >> we have the second lowest
case rate in america. we're actually moving in the right direction. >> reporter: newsom needs 50% of voters to reject the recall to keep his job. otherwise the leading opponent, right now that's elder, with a double digit lead will become governor. >> elder's positions he's taking are extremely conservative on the right, and unlikely to, you know, have the kind of broad-based appeal that schwarzenegger did. >> reporter: some of those views include fringe opinions like this one from an appearance on "the candace owens show" in 2019. >> you can make an argument that the people that are reparations and not just black people, but people whose property was taken away after the civil war. >> reporter: newsom overnight tackling those comments. >> when asked about that reparations bill, larry elder went so far as to say, well, if we're going to debate reparations, why aren't we considering paying reparations
to slave owners. he said, their property was taken away. and you can't make that stuff up. >> reporter: elder deflecting when asked about his position. >> i would love for you to clarify your statements about slave owners getting reparations. >> i would love for you to talk about why i'm running for office. i'm not running for office because of slavery. >> it's something you said. i would love for you to talk about it. >> you want to talk about anything i've ever said? how about what i said about the election? the election is occurring because people are unhappy with how california is being governed. >> reporter: elder also avoided answering whether he would accept the election results. i asked him about this several times. he is convinced it will not be an issue because he says, enough people will show up to recall newsom. newsom's team says they are prepared for potential lawsuits. dan? >> contentious interview. zohreen, thank you very much. stay tuned. "pop news" is next. it's my 4:05 the-show-must-go-on migraine medicine.
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cabello, lil nas x, and swae lee. the vmas will honor the foo fights who they say have left an indelible mark on the landscape and continues to influence, inspire and evolve. good choice, vmas. they will be inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame later this year. get ready for this. we've been waiting for this. bennifer 2.0 heating up the red carpet at the venice film festival. ben's new movie "the last dual" made its premiere. their romance on the red carpet was almost as steamy as j.lo's dress. this creation that no one could take their eyes off of, affleck included. look at the original bennifer. lopez hasn't changed in 18 years at all. that was the last time they were on the red carpet together until their appearance this weekend,
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it has been a weekend of reflection across it has been a weekend of reflection across the country here and around the world. >> 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, the nation proving we will never forget. >> we leave you now with the sights and sounds as america honored the fallen and the survivors. ♪ ♪ >> today, this is a quiet place of memory. ♪ ♪ >> may we find the love to connect us and weed out all that divides us. most importantly, we never forget. >> we were reminded also that unity is imperative in america
in a time of outright terror we turned toward each other. [ bell tolling ] >> after wandering long and lost in the dark, many have found they were actually walking step by step toward grace. ♪ ♪ amanda: good morning. today, environmentalists will rally at point reyes ahead of the federal government's decision this week to allow ranching to continue at the national seashore. opponents of the extension say the cattle ranching harms the
environment, hastens climate change and destroys the habitat. the parks service is expected to extend leases to about a couple dozen commercial beef and dairy operators at point reyes until 2042. this morning's protest starts at 11:00 a.m. at the bear valley visitor center. the hardly strictly bluegrass festival is teaming up with the san francisco public health department to authorize -- organize a vaccination clinic. comfort free music, covid-19 testing and vaccinations. everything is free including festival merchandise for anyone who comes by and gets a vaccination. now, we want to check on your sunday forecast. lisa: good morning to you and look at all of the fog here in the city. it will clear. numbers in the mid 60's today, 56 right now. mt. view at 56 and 60 in san jose. our roof camera already has sunshine downtown. numbers climbing. inland right now in the low
60's. winds are out of the north. these are going to kick up in the upper elevation. breezy in the hills, north and east of the hills, but that is also what is transporting the old -- warmer air to the service. 91 in concord, 86 in santa rosa. we keep it warm to hot inland through tuesday. amanda: thank you so much and thank you for joining us. "this week with george stephanopoulos" is up ne
>> announcer: "this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. covid crackdown. >> we are overwhelmed. >> as cases soar, the president orders sweeping vaccine mandates. >> we've been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. >> sparking a fierce response. >> if the federal government can get away with doing this, what's going to come next? and democrats at odds over biden's plan to rebuild america. can they cut a deal? we debate the path forward with the two most powerful senators on each wing of the party, bernie sanders and joe manchin. plus, high stakes recall. >> this is a profoundly consequential race. >> governor gavin newsom fighting to keep his job. how will the recall shape the