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coast. alright, thanks for joining us this morning. the latest news for you tonight at six and on the 10 o'clock news. quick peek at the lafayette quick peek at the lafayette >> mike: i am mike emanuel. president biden president biden takes aggressive payment republicans as it travels to political swing states to try and salvage his party's corol of congress. ♪ ♪ >> president biden: there's no question that the republican party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by donald trump and the maga republicans and that is a threat to this country. >> mike: the president's new midterm message delivered from independence hall, the birthplace of american democracy. and in his home state, battleground pennsylvania, the site of a high-profile senate showdown. >> two months from now the people of pennsylvania are going to fire the radical left democrats.
>> mike: we will discuss the prospects for november as democrats see momentum shift in a favor and republicans try to shift the subject from mar-a-lago. >> i want an economy that's stronger, i want the nation that's safe, i want a country that's built upon freedom. >> mike: we are joined by both party's house campaign chiefs, nrcc chair tom emmer, and d ccc chair sean patrick maloney. emmert and maloney, only on "fox news sunday." at our sunday panel on the stunning lack of confirmed debates just two months from election day. then... >> how are you? >> mike: school district's across the country face learning loss and teacher shortages, we were like governors association chair phil murphy about his trip to washington to sort out solutions. plus, one week until shannon bream takes the big chair. >> they are all going to try to stick to the talking points. how do you tackle? because that's the trick i think in washington.
>> mike: all right now on "fox news sunday." of ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> mike: angelo again from fox news in washington. they were there we can traditionally marks the kick off of fall campaign season ahead of midterm elections. republicans are focus on inflation, crime, and the border, as they aim to win back the majority in november while democrs are heading into the final weeks with renewed momentum. president biden heads to critical swing states revived by improving poll numbers. in the moment we will speak with congressman sean patrick maloney, who chairs the democratic congressional campaign committee, which works to elect democrats to the house. and we will get reaction from minnesota congressman tom emmer, chair of the national republican congressional committee, the house g.o.p. campaign arm, but first let's turn to lucas tomlinson live at the white house with a look at dueling visits by the president and his predecessor to battleground pennsylvania. lucas.
>> the president gave a speech thursday night that the white house insists wasn't political. many pundits disagree. >> president biden: maga republicans look at america and see carnage and darkness and despair. >> president biden in philadelphia delivering what the white house dubbed a speech on the continued battle for the soul of the nation. biden did not mention his inflation reduction act or student debt relief. also absent, pennsylvania's democratic nominees for u.s. senate and governor. the commander in chief spoke while flanked by two u.s. marines, something he promised not to do while running for office. >> president biden: i promise u.s. president i will never put you in the middle of politics or personal vendettas. i will never use the military as a prop. >> bitg me two stopped and in pennsylvania last week and plans another on labor day. he will visit lwaukee in pittsburgh monday. later this week, biden speaks of the dnc summer meeting outside the nation's capital. and then heads to oh. joining in there, congressman
tim ryan, who is running in a close senate race against j.d. vance. ryan skipped biden's previous trip to the state. former predent donald trump also traveled to pennsylvania near biden's hometown satuay night. >> the shameful raid and break-in of my home, mar-a-lago, was a travesty of justice. >> trump spoke as the justice department continues its investigation into how he kept classified documents at his mar-a-lago estate. many republicans have called the fbi search unprecedented. the former president's attorney general responded. >> people say this is unprecedented. it's also unprecedented for a president to take all this classified information and put them in a country club. >> bill barr also said naming a special master for the mar-a-lago documents is a "waste of time." mike. if >> mike: lucas tomlinson reporting from the white house. many thanks. joining us now is congress men sean patrick maloney, who leads the house committee working to elect democrats. congressman, welcome to "fox news sunday."
>> chairman maloney: good to be with you. >> mike: are democrats going to hold a majority in the house? >> yes we are going to hold the majority in the house because we have a plan to fix the problems our country is facing. the other side has only a ploy to win back power for themselves and ripping away our constitutional freedom, our reproductive freedom, has awakened millions of voters and we see that in the astonishing come back in a special elections in new york and elsewhere. we are on a roll and we are going to win this election. >> mike: even with inflation, gasoline prices, a crisis at the border, and crime in american cities? >> chairman maloney: look, those are all serious problems and we are working those problems. gas prices are down more than $1.20 a gallon in just about 70 days. that's because the president increased supplies, went after price gouging, and released the strategic petroleum reserves. so again, we are working the problem. inflation will come down with those gas prices but it is still too high. that's right. but the other side has no plan of course to reduce inflation.
they have a plan to win power for themselves and of course we're the ones that are lowering prescription drug costs by finally taking on big drug companies, capping seniors out-of-pocket costs. the republican plan, to expire social security and medicare every five years. there's a real choice in this election and we are going to win that. we are going to win that choice. >> mike: the president thursday nights at maga republicans are destroying american democracy. tried to draw a line between maga republicans and mainstream g.o.p., but he offended a lot of folks in the process. here's the president in an old tweet during the campaign saying "we need a president who chooses unity over division." of what to unifying? >> chairman maloney: there's nothing the president said on thursday that has not been said by leading conservatives and republicans. i mean, with the president said is exactly what people like the judge said. it's exactly what people like vice president mike pence and john bolton have said. if you listen to comments from
previous presidential nominees like mitt romney. in other words, this is not republicans versus democrats. this is mainstream republicans and democrats versus maga extremists. this election is about mainstream versus maga, and i'm proud that we have a president that knows right from wrong. >> mike: there was a lot of discomfort about the president delivering a partially political speech in front of those marines in dress uniform. democrats railed against president trump when he made political remarks in nonpartisan settings. how is this different? >> chairman maloney: i wouldn't miss the larger point, and of course those critics didn't complain when donald trump literally staged the fourth night of the republican political convention on the white house lawn. i mean, my goodness. or use our military to clear peaceful protesters in lafayette park. but i wouldn't miss the larger part in the speech. the point of the speech is that mainstream republicans and democrats agree on things like it's wrong to attack united states capital, to spread a pernicious lie about the election being stolen.
to steal our nation's secrets and keep them down there at the motel mar-a-lago. republicans and the democrats are in large part in agreement. if the maga movement that is extreme, that has ripped away reproductive freedom, that justifies the attack on the capital, that plays footsie with whites or pharmacists and cue in on conspiracy theorists. that's what the president was talking about. >> mike: let me follow-up though, the president attacked maga forces. if that isn't political? >> chairman maloney: what i'm telling you is that the president has a duty to defend american democracy, and he is in agreement with leading conservative voices, the ones i just mentioned, that the attack on the capital was wrong, that it's wrong to spread a lie about the results of an election. i mean, bill barr, for goodness sake, knows right from wrong here, so this isn't just president biden. this is mainstream versus maga, and we have a duty to defend american democracy. look, we just lost 50 years of reproductive freedom because the runaway maga supreme court tore
up roe v. wade. and every candidate -- your next guest is running for office -- supports tearing up roe v. wade. we are going to defend roe v. wade and reproductive freedom that all of us used to take for granted in america. so that's the movement that will take away your political freedom. it just took away your reproductive freedom, and the president is sounding the alarm. >> mike: okay, so since roe v. wade has been overturned and it's becoming a state issue, should democrats running for office tell voters whether they support any restrictions on abortion? >> chairman maloney: what democrats support broadly is restoring the status quo, roe v. wade. we are for roe v. wade. the other side is going to ban abortion in all 50 states. that's her choice. i will leave it to individual candidates to state their individual positions on any of the nuance, but i'm telling you right now, if you care about your reproductive freedom, if you think politicians shouldn't be making these decisions, that women and their doctors and their families should make these decisions, that's what democrats support. if you care at all about
marriage equality, if you care about your report dr. choices like in vitro fertilization, or if you care about birth control, for goodness sake, these are the privacy rights we used to have in the constitution that the maga -- maga supreme court just tore up and threw away. that's the choice this fall. >> mike: do you support any restrictions on abortion, and had all? >> chairman maloney: there were always restrictions on abortion invented in the original roe v. wade decision. anyone who's read it knows it meant there was a test, a compromise bween viability early on in pregnancy, and later in pregnancy, and that was the common sense of that framework. what the maga crowd has done is rip away that decision from women and their doctors, take it every state in the country canw ban abortion and if they get control of congress they will ban it in all 50 states. but they have another idea, and if you disagree with me, well, i'd like you to meet congress when elect pat ryan in upstate new york. >> mike: given the president of austin as harsh comments on
maga republicans, how do democrats justify running ads supporting trump-backed candidates? let's play click. >> the agenda is too conservative for west michigan. accc is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> mike: you've said this is not boarding party of her country and you said you're giving voters a choice in november, but the truth is, the public and voters had a choice in the primaries and he meddled with that. how do you justify that? >> chairman maloney: well, we just said what is true, which is john gibbs is an antichoice extremist who is too conservative for western michigan. so we have a great candidate there named hillary's golden who is going to protect your reproductive freedom. she's going to beat him, and don't take my word for it, the cook political report just moved that race to be much more likely one that democrats will win, so your next guest can explain what he lost a safe incumbent for about $400,000. we call that winning a seat, and protecting a woman's reproductive freedom by electing hillary's golden. >> mike: are democrat groups trying something similar in
new hampshire. here's what democratic congressman stephanie murphy said about that strategy earlier this summer. "many of us are facing death threats over our efforts to tell the truth about january 6th to have people boosting candidates telling the very kinds of lies that caused january 6th and continues to put our democracy in ginger is just mind-blowing." what do you say to your colleague? >> chairman maloney: what i say is that your next guest -- 139 other house republicans and i will let those folks explain that. the fact is that the danger to our democracy didn't start with the michigan primary. we are chock-full of people in the congress who denied the election, who played common cause with people who attacked the capital. my goodness, what we are talking about here amanda cook political report agrees that we've got a much better chance to elect a strong, pro-choice member of congress from that district in michigan. that's doing our jobs. and again, i will let tom emmer explain why he lost a safe seat. >> mike: the president's approval rating is up a bit in recent weeks.
should democrats running for office will come the president to their districts to campaign with them? >> chairman maloney: you're saying that in places like pennsylvania and ohio, so don't take my word for it. you better believe we're going to say with the president is saying, we past in a bipartisan way, better roads, better bridges, better health care for veterans that maga republicans tried to obstruct, by the way, that we are going to negotiate with drug companies, mowing those costs and we've passed common sense gun legislation also in a bipartisan fashion. better background checks, mental heth and school safety resources. that's the kind of agenda th we are standing in support of and you see it working the polls. the president is on the way back and storehouse democrats. >> mike: typically after a major bill is ssed such as the inflation reduction act, you see candidates rushing to presidential events all across the country, eager to tout the accomplishment. we didn't see that this summer. >> chairman maloney: you're going to see it this week. if it's going to be a
celebration of the whiteouse lawn. you're talking about negotiating cheaper progression drug costs? how about a cap on out-of-pocket expenses for seniors, closing the doughnut hole? that's in that legislation. you're going to see finally on minimum tax on the biggest corporations that have been getting away with murder paying zero. that's in this legislation, we're going to come back climate change, which is important to our future, and lead the world with green energy -- green energy jobs. you better believe democrats are going to celebrate that. so are the voters, and that's why we've been winning special elections from alaska to new york. >> mike: congressman maloney, thank you, great to talk with you. up next we will get reaction from the other side of the aisle, nrcc chair tom emmer joins me live next. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> mike: political junkies saw a lot of headlines about republican concerns about their plan to retake control of the house and senate in midterms. is it all overblown? joining us here in washington, cumbersome and tom emmer of minnesota, who leads republicans -- welcome to "fox news sunday." >> chairman emmer: great to be with you. >> mike: you heard your counterpart congressman maloney, i want to give you a chance to respond. >> chairman emmer: this election, mike, can be summed up with one word. security. it's about americans' economic security, it's about americans' physical security. you didn't hear any of that being talked about on the
economic front because of failed democrat policies. americans are struggling, they have to make difficult choices every single day about groceries and gas. and on the security side, the pro-criminal policies have literally made our cities war zones. if you look at for instance the congressman's own state, new york city, they are experiencing a crime academic because of cashless bail, which he supports. you look at my city of minneapolis. minneapolis has already had 6,000 assaults were reported since the beginning of the year, and look, it's about the southwestern border being run over by cartels who are terrorizing american citizens about every community in the country having to deal with the fentanyl crisis and parents wondering if their child is going to be the one that dies next. this is a security election. it's about groceries and gas, it's about being safe and secure in our homes and communities.
emma cuts have caused this problem and they are going to pay for it at the ballot box. >> mike: let's talk for the battle of control of the house, kevin mccarthy initially talked about winning maybe as many 60 seats. if that production has been quietly scaled back among republicans. this week, quinnipiac found more americans approve of how congressional democrats are handling their jobs and how congressional republicans are handling their jobs. also this week a "wall street journal" poll has democrats up three points over republicans on the generic ballot. republicans are up by five points in march. in the poll has independents favoring democrats 38-35. in march republicans were up 12 points with independents. why are you losing momentum right now? >> chairman emmer: i don't think we have. certainly having some people needed to understand that a year ago was not going to be today. as you know i talked about getting past labor day weekend when everybody starts to engage, and i like where we are at, mike. right now we are almost seven points better on the generic ballot than we were just two
years ago. in fact, on election day in 2020, democrats on the generic were a+ 6.5, and i will remind her that we not only held ever republican incumbent for the first time since 1994, but we picked up 15 seats in an environment where it was productive we were going to lose 15. the other ing you should look at is my counterpart announced a huge mia buy last week. he is spending millions of dollars defending democrat incumbents who are in seats that joe biden won by double digits. look, money talks, and money is painting pessimistic future for democrats of the midterms. >> mike: congressman, washington post reports nine republican candidates have scrubbed normative references to president trump or abortion -- has the nrcc recommended to candidates to back off their strong antiabortion views? >> not going to repeat the way
washington post reports things. i trust her candidates to know their districts and know how to appeal to their voters who will elect him to the next congress. if democrats want to make abortion the main issue when every poll we have seen says that the economy and the cost of living is the number one issue, good luck to them trying to defend their extreme position. every one of them voted for what i call the chinese bill, which would allow abortion up to moments before a child takes its first breath. i think our candidates know how to message that and they will be just fine inhe midterms. >> mike: let's talk abortion. thithis weeks "wall street jour" poll says more than half of voters are more likely to add to the polls because roe v. wade was overturned. can you say definitively that this will not cost republican seats? >> chairman emmer: i think it's helped to narrow the enthusiasm gap but if you look at the enthusiasm gap, every measure up there, republicans still be democrats in enthusiasm to vote in this next election.
plus, the number one issue in every single pole, i will say it again, if the economy, and rising cost of living. everything is more expensive because of failed democrat policies. mike, the one question ever voters going to have to ask when they go to vote in november, and my better off today than i was two years ago? and it is a resounding no. 8 out of 10 americans believe this country is in the wrong track and that is why they're going to vote for a change and elect a new republican majority in the house. >> mike: does former president trump being in the news hurt your candidates because then you aren't hammering inflation, gasoline prices, the border crisis, and of course crime in major american cities? >> chairman emmer: look, the american intelligence agency and this it administration has been after donald trump since day one. in fact the intelligence agency has been after him since he started running for office another white house has prioritized going after anyone
who disagrees with him. in fact, the white house press secretary last week said that anybody who disagrees with the democrats in the white house, with the wagner administration, is an extremist. the raid on the former president of austin is home is not only unprecedented, it's outrageous, and by the way, this doue standard is why soany americans are mad about this. republicans, democrats, independents, because while they go after donald trump donald trump and suggest that he's de something which they've been doing for years, i would say that they lost their quit ability six years ago with the russian collusion hoax, and while they are doing all this, hunter biden is still out there being able to pedal influence all around the world, and they do nothing to him. americans are mad about that. they are going to show up in november and democrats are going to answer for it. >> mike: have you or your team at the nrcc recommended to any republicans that they distance themselves from former president trump? >> chairman emmer: absolutely not. the president has been a fantastic ally of ours, especially when it comes to fund-raising. and our candidates, again, what we tell them is you know your
districts, you know how to run to the people that are going to be voting for you in november, and i am convinced that when people vote, they are going to ask the question, am i better off today than i was two years ago, but they are going to no. prices are out of control, my security is in jeopardy, it's time for a change, and they are going to vote in a new republican majority. >> mike: republicans have been highly critical of president biden's student debt giveaway, some have suggested is even unconstitutional. if you win back the majority, should republicans i in a house sue or take some other action to block the president? >> chairman emmer: i will let the future speaker of the house kevin mccarthy tell you what the plan will be on that, but when it comes to this unilateral move by the president, it's not only illegal, it's unfair, and it's wrong. if you think about it, every american who either chose to go into a trade or go to work, or went to college and paid off their debt like a responsible american is now going to pay
$2,000 for someone else's debt. and so blue-collar american and responsible americans are going to pay $2,000 for somebody else's college debt. they are not happy about it. look at a poll in new hampshire in the past week because i know there's been a lot of mixed messaging about this. period of two-thirds independents in this poll are upset by the president's action. i think that's going to be consistent across this country and democrats are going to answer for that in november as well. >> mike: you made reference to leader mccarthy. are you convinced he's the next speaker, and do you expect any challenges from your colleagues? >> chairman emmer: i am convinced that kevin mccarthy will not only be in the majority come the next congress, but kevin mccarthy will be our speaker. >> mike: what about the possibility you are seeking if you guys win the majority -- you are seeking to be the house majority whip, do you expect any challenges there? >> chairman emmer: you've got to win election first, mike. i'm concentrating on the next 65 days. once we get on with the election, once we perform and
win a new majority in the house, then we can talk of the future. >> mike: okay come on the mar-a-lago search, come have said this response from senator lindsey graham crossed the line. let's play. >> i will say this. if there's a prosecution of donald trump for mishandling classified information after the clinton debacle which you presided over and did a hell of a good job, there will be riots in the streets. >> mike: he later softens that comment and condemned violence but is that rhetoric over the line? >> chairman emmer: i'm not going to get into other people's words, that would be like me talk about maxine waters telling americans to confront republicans in public places, and i think that's wrong, so on this one i would say he's just echoing what i told you just a couple minutes earlier, going after donald trump repeatedly with nothing, trying to impeach him based on nothing more than emotion, and now continuing this charade and invading his home one hunter biden is allowed to
skate and not have any consequences for his behior. mike, this is what the american people see, this double standard, and i'm going to say it again, they are going to show up in november and i'm confident that they will vote in a new republican majority in the u.s. house of representatives. >> mike: thanks so much for your time. >> chairman emmer: thank you. >> mike: up next, there was major outcry this week from parents as we saw new data on how covid school closures impacted student learning loss. we will ask governor phil murphy about the fall out and we will talk a little bit about his potential 2024 plans, next. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> mike: it is one of the biggest questions of the pandemic era, were schools closed too long? we are starting to see the data as kids had back-to-school and it's governors are pressed to take stock of how they handled school closures, all of this as we see a shortage of teachers around the country. new jersey's democratic governor phil murphy just met with the white house about how to keep more teachers on the job. i sat down with him this weekend to discuss. >> mike: joining us now, governor phil murphy of the great state of new jersey. governor, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> governor murphy: good to be on, thanks for having me. >> mike: you have praised president biden's executive action on student loan debt, but what would you say to the millions of new jerseyans who paid their bills, made sacrifices, even made more affordable education choices were not getting any money back?
be to by the way, i'm one of those guys, i paid my student that's off into my mid or la 30s. i would say this, mike. it's not either/or, i think it's probably combination of and/both. this program gives relief to over a million new jerseyans. i like the fact that the pell grant grantees get double the amount, because finding some way to means test this i think is important. that's what we do a lot of in new jersey. but on the margin when you do the cost-benefit analysis, i think this is overly smart and good move. >> mike: what can be done in your view to address the big picture issue, the underlying issue, the soaring cost of higher education in this country? for example, is it time for an institution like princeton to tap into its $37 billion plus endowment to help deserving students? >> governor murphy: yeah, i mean, you've got a lot of programs out there, some of them are done by us, some of them are done by the institutions
themselves. we have something called the community college opportunity grant that if you're -- it's a last dollar program, and if you qualify again, means tested by income, you go to community college free of charge. we know of something the garden state guaranteed that contact that on two years three and four of you getting a bachelor's degree. i'm sure institutions themselves can take steps. you see a lot of blind admission program increasingly. but listen, we need to continue to make higher education more accessible and more affordable because the premise of your question is right on the money, it's gotten too out of control and 2 out of reach buried >> mike: let's talk covid, you have promised a postmortem review of covid ends april 2020. when you were asked about covid last week you said "we have just under 1,000 people still in the hospital, it is clearly something we're living with, which is a good thing, but we
are also clearly not out of the woods." does that mean if there is still covid in new jersey there is no review? >> governor murphy: no it does not, mike. i don't have news to break today, but i think we are within a matter of weeks of coming up with a competence of program. i think i was asked that question in the context of long-term care. we've already taken back in june of '20, a deep dive with an independent firm but we are going to do the entire covid response, including long-term care. i want to make sure it's effective not just in teaching us what went right, what went wrong, but also can be a tool for future governors, future administrations. i hope, frankly, it's a trigger for congress to take a similar step to look at the national response. but no, covid sadly is still with us, it will continue to be with us, but we can't wait until the last case to do that review, and we won't. we will be doing something, starting something soon. >> mike: on school closures, national test results show a real drop in learning.
fourth-graders 'escorts falling but the biggest margin in three decades. in new jersey, in person learning wasn't restored until last september, about a year and a half into the covid pandemic. question, were schools closed for too long? >> governor murphy: listen, i think that's going to be one of those things that folks debate forever and for always. we knew learning loss, we know it's real, we know the mental health stress on everybody, kids in particular, educators, families. i would say this. particularly early on, but frankly when the variants and others kept coming back when we had so little knowledge about this pandemic and about this virus, we had no other choice. sadly. but we will be laser focused on closing those gaps, which we know exist. i just become the chair of the national governors association. my chairman's initiative is focused on mental health of our students for this very reason. so it's real, we know it, it's
up to us now to close those gaps. >> mike: many places new jersey is dealing with a shortage of teachers. you were just down here in washington with your role with the national governors association meeting with education secretary and the first lady. what concrete steps are you bringing to the table to fix the teaching shortage? >> governor murphy: very good discussions, new jersey is short, i think the entire country is short. some of the things, i think flexibility has to be the name of the game. for instance, we've done something which allows retirees to come back in without upsetting their pension reality. with made it easier for substitute, qualified substitute teachers, to come in. where trying to get that common ground of making certifications more streamlined and easier without giving up the quality, the high quality. we are blessed with a number one public education system in america. that begins with educators, we don't want to mess that up. we had a great discussion with
the first lady and others on apprenticeship programs. i want to see us do more of that in new jersey. we got a grant program for diversity and extending diversity among our educators, but i love to see a broad-based apprenticeship program like exists in places like tennessee, so we are doing stuff, but there is still more work to be done. >> mike: here we are at labor day weekend, heading into campaign season, the president in recent weeks has blasted what he calls the maga philosophy, saying it's like "semi fascism." does that make you uncomfortable, sir? >> governor murphy: listen, i'm a former u.s. ambassador to germany, so i sadly have seen the history of the 20th century up close and personal. listen, i think the president has had a heck of a run here. i saw him the other day and told him that, and whether it's congress getting stuff fast that he has signed, his own leadership, sadly for the wrong reasons, of what the supreme court did with reproductive freedoms, and
there's no question about it, the democrats have momentum. and i would say whether you are democrat or a republican in this case, as americans, we have to callout extreme behavior. we have to call a behavior that undermines institutions that we need to trust, not undermine, like our justice department, fbi, that needs to respect results that we see in elections, so i think that's more of an american reality than it is one party or the other. i thinme conclusion. >> mike: let's talk 2024, yourtg the needle, marching with black lives matter's protesters and yet never saying defund the police. you want new jersey to run off 100% clean energy by when he 50 but you don't talk of of the greater deal. what about murphy for president in 2024? >> governor murphy: i appreciate that, mike.
i've said this publicly and i said it to the president privately. he says he's running, i take him on his word. assuming he does run he will have no bigger back or than yours truly. and i think that's really the base case right now. in the meantime i'm going to have my nose pressed against the jersey glass and hopefully whether it's through the nga or the dhea, pick up some good playbooks from other states and other places in the nation and try to give a jersey flavor to them and again, keep moving forward. >> mike: more from the folks at mgi.com. "maybe you've hurt him put more of a national spin on his speeches, declaring the american dream is alive and well in new jersey, maybe you've seen him in tv ads touting his record you have he constitutionally can't run for a third straight term in the garden state, or you may have noticed he just made his fourth trip to israel, a must-visit for presidential wannabes." that sounds like potentially laying the groundwork, sir. >> governor murphy: i appreciate that. by the way, it was my eighth trip, fourth as governor. the place that i relish going
to. listen, i think we are focused on the kitchen table morning, noon, and night, and i think part of that is we want new jersey to be affordable, number one, we wanted to be the state of opportunity, and i'm proud to say that the american dream, that's our goal, that's the reality, that the american dream is alive and well in new jersey, and that's what -- that's literally what we are focused on morning, noon, and night, and we will stay that w way. >> mike: so we will see with the president ultimately decides abt 2024. have you met with donors to talk about 2024, and what of your friend senatorory booker decides to jump in? i'm from new jersey but how much is too jersey on the nationa stage? >> governor murphy: never mind side of the aisle who could run from jersey. cory is a dear friend and a great leader. i've met with no donors about my personal ambitions in that respect. if we do have a couple of political vehicles that i'm
thinking are well-funded that focus on frankly mostly getting the word out in terms of what we've done here, drawing a line. we inherited a state that in many respects was broken. and so we've gotten ourselves back up on her feet. i don't ever want to see us go back, so a lot of the focus of our political is to get that megaphone out there and say this is now accepted behavior new jersey no matter who the governor is and that's what we will continue to focus mostly on. >> mike: governor phil murphy of the great state of new jersey, thanks for your time, enjoy the holiday weekend, sir. >> governor murphy: thanks for having me, mike. >> mike: up next, what former attorney general bill barr says about the fbi search of his former boss' mar-a-lago home. of we will bring in our sunday grip on the fbi raid next. ♪ ♪ (vo) while you may not be a pediatric surgeon volunteering your topiary talents at a children's hospital — your life is just as unique.
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>> when the president speaks tonight at independence hall, the first lines out of his mouth should be to apologize for slandering tens of millions of americans as fascists. >> president biden: not ever a republican, not even a majority of republicans are maga republicans. not every republican embraces their extreme ideology. i know, because i've been able to work with these mainstream republicans. >> mike: house republicans leader kevin marthy saying the president insulted millions of trump voters and president biden saying he's only blasting the extremists. it's time now for our sunday group, "usa today" white house correspondent francesca chambers, former state department spokesperson and fox news contributor marie harf, former chief of staff or by mike vice president mike pence marc short and host
of media buzz, howie kurtz. welcome to all of you. if so, how we, the president gave feisty speech in prime time, the broadcast networks did not take it. who did he reach? >> well, he reached his base. this was billed as a official weight house to vent, nonpolitical. even after the speech white house officials insisting it was -- i lost track of how many times he attacked maga republicans, and at the same time though, donald trump is out there talking about, for exam example, blasting biden now is the enemy of the state, which is interesting. enemy of the people, journalists have that distinction. also talked about who should be reinstated, there should be a new election. he's thinking of pardoning january 6th, people convicted in the capitol riot, so trump keeps making about himself in 2020. biden would love to make it about trump and even some of trump's advisors and former advisors tell me this is not helping the g.o.p. because the g.o.p. wants to move forward and
not relitigate the 2020 election buried >> mike: marie, the president went after maga republicans. he had the marines standing behind him, democrats were not happy one president trump was political and to in nonpartisan settings, why is it different now? >> i do not think that this should be viewed as a partisan speech. joe biden went out of his way to say this isn't all republicans, this isn't about democrats versus republicans, this is about a former president and his supporters saying, as howie just mentioned, he will pardon people that attacked our capital, just blocks from where we are sitting today, mike, where he said that his political opponents were enemies of the state. he has used this kind of language for years we have seen the repercussions. he's encouraged political violence, he has undercut the legitimacy of our elections. and so this isn't about democrats versus republicans. president biden has a duty to stand up on those stages, to use his platform to say american
democracy is worth defending. a lot of republicans agree with him, and that this election coming up isn't about parties, it's about our democracy in those principles, and a lot of people i think on both sides of the aisle are happy that president biden is finally willing to step up and say very clearly that donald trump and his supporters are a threat to our democracy, period, full stop, that's what's at stake here. >> mike: former attorney general bill barr coming on friday saying he's not sure that a special master is needed for going through with the fbi took from the mar-a-lago search. he is more from the former attorney general on president ump declassified documents. let's listen. >> i frankly am skeptical of this claim that i declassified everything, you know? because frankly i think it's highly improbable, and second, if, in fact, he sort of stood over scores of boxes not really knowing what was in them and said i hereby declassify
everything in here, that would be such an abuse that -- and show such recklessness, it's almost working and taking the documents buried >> mike: what's the political impact of the former president's former ally saying this? >> in terms of the political impact in the midterm elections of the mar-a-lago search, you can expect that would be negligible compared to issues like the economy, inflation, or abortion rights, but certainly, and we heard this from a former president last night, it is something that would be a central focus of any 2024 presidential campaign, and he again suggested last night that he could run again. whether or not even then this is an issue that would propel most americans to vote for the former president of united states, we saw him focus on those kinds of grievance political issues in 2020, that just wasn't enough for him to be able to beat joe biden. >> mike: so, marc, there was a big dustup this week between dr. oz and john fetterman, the democrat in e in pennsylvania, t whether they will debate each other. there's plenty of spin out there
from each side. the reality is so far there are zero confirmed debates in any of these big senate races. what's the political impact for voters? >> i think this will resolve itself. i think often there's a lot of jockeying and they will end up having debates. i think usually it's an untenable position not to and i think it's important for pennsylvanian voters to know whether john fetterman is up to this task physically as well so i think it will be plenty debates in the process moving forward. >> mike: howie, minority leader mch mcconnell has complained about a candidate problem, candidate quality issue in some of the senate races. senator rick scott, who is leading the senate republican campaign committee firing back very publicly saying "when you complain and lament that we have bad candidates, what you're really saying is that you have contempt for the voters who chose them. much of washington's chattering class disrespects secretly or not so secretly loads republican voters." have you ever seen this kind of spat? >> this kind of open tribal
warfare between two republican leaders. i'm in, rick scott wrote this blistering piece in the "washington examiner" essentially while not naming mcconnell, but everybody kne ab, essentially saying that this was treasonous, mcconnell should shut up, it's really quite a spectacle. if i could just circle back for one minute of the doj investigation donald trump, that is everybody is saying he's going to be indicted, he's going to go to jail, you know, lock him up. i think he may well not be indicted in less just unclassified documents unless merrick garland has something else shown over actions to harm national security. i think it's very difficult for them to bring charges just on the classified documents even leniency in the past towards some prominent democrats. >> mike: okay, so back to mcconnell scott. is it helpful when republicans are bickering with each other, marc? >> i don't think it is but i'm not sure a lot of americans can
concentrate on that. i think that at 65 days we are going to have a decisive victory if we are talking about crime in joe biden's america. we're talking about a crisist the border, 200,000 illegals crossing month, if we're talking about inflation, if we're talking about the reality that we are going into a deeper recession and will be by november. if instead we are about taking aoc talking points about defunding law enforcement or pardoning criminals, than that's going to get us off message and we are talking about joe biden which i think he did with that terrible speech, it certainly was political, and i think certainly in my mind remembers the notion of hillary clinton calling millions and millions of trump in pence supporters deplorable. that in essence is what he's done in calling republicans fascists buried >> mike: do think he will be forced to apologize? >> i think whether he apologizes or not i think it's a rallying cry and republicans will have a victory in 65 days if we're talking but joe biden, and what his speech did as he put him
right back in the center of the debate to make it a referendum on joe biden. >> mike: francesca, fox news digital reported this week that there's are public and frustration on how little money former president trump is sharing of the money that he's raising, the millions and millions of dollars he's raising with other republicans. one g.o.p. strategist helen fox republicans will remember who helped and who did not. is there a risk of mr. trump burning more goodwill in the republican party? >> he is certainly expending political capital, as we saw him do in pennsylvania yesterday evening, but when it comes to advertising, there's no amount of money that you can spend to essentially introduce candidates to voters in the amount of time they have between now and election day who are politically inexperienced, that's an issue that republicans are running into this cycle when they are competing against democrats who have a record, who have run statey. in pennsylvania for instance the democrats on the ballot this year outrformed president joe biden in 2020, and so
sometimes those records can work against democrats for sure, but at the same time, that is something the democrats see as working in their favor this election cycle buried >> mike: marie, there's a broader midterm theme here, the republicans want to make it our president biden, democrats want to make it about former president trump. is there any issue overlap here for the parties and their separate lanes? >> i think increasingly democrats want to make it about what president biden and democrats in congress have gotten done. you heard sean patrick maloney say that earlier. the infrastructure deal, burn pits and health care for veterans for example. negotiating prescription drug prices, so i think democrats want to say look, this is what we've done when we've been in charge, and in all the states, whether it's herschel walker in georgia or dr. oz in pennsylvania or j.d. vance in ohio. these are extreme candidates and for republicans who have spent so much time calling my party socialist, communist, anti-american, anti-christian, to suddenly be clutching their pearls because joe biden says democracy is worth defending?
that's a message democrats are willing to take to every state, especially one as extremist candidates on the other side in all of these states. democrats feel good today. >> mike: all right, panel, thanks very much. >> we feel good too. >> mike: see you next sunday. up next, an important note for next week. ♪ ♪
have heard our colleague and tremendous journalist shannon bream will take over this chair permanently starting this coming sunday septem september 11th. shannon sat down with howie kurtz for a media buzz interview on her life, her career, and how she approaches newsmaker interviews. >> they're all going to try to stick to the talking points. how do you tackle that? >> that's the trick i think in washington, i love getting some personal time with people to just kind of talk to them about their family or their interests and you kind of disarm them a little bit in that you find out what really motivates them and kind of what lights the fire. >> mike: you can see the full interview on media buzz today on fox news channel, and you will see shannon right here next sunday morning. congratulations to my dear friend. that's it for today, i am mike emanuel. have a great week and we will see you next "fox news sunday." ♪ ♪
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