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monday morning to you. craig melvin here today. today is dr. martin luther king junior day. dr. king said, we must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools. those words are relevant more than 50 years after they were spoken at this very tense inflection point for our country. in 49 hours, the trump presidency will be over. security ramping up for
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president-elect joe biden's inauguration. as many as 25,000 national guard troops are expected to be on the ground in our nation's capitol. a peaceful transfer of power has been a cornerstone of our democratic process for hundreds of years now. what we are seeing is unprecedented after the insurrection at the capitol on january 6th. if you want to get a sense of just how tense things are right now, a law enforcement official tells nbc news an evacuation at part of the capitol was prompted by what turned out to be a fire at a homeless encampment last hour. just moments from now, we will have a live interview with a commander general of the d.c. national guard on the ground there at the capitol. right now, let's get to our reporters covering the latest security developments ahead of inauguration day wednesday. pete williams is with us. so is ellson barber on the ground. tom winter has reporting
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surrounding the insurrection. pete, let's start with you. what do we know about what happened at the capitol? >> what you said. a sign of how they are very concerned about any possible anomaly. there was a fire near the capitol in an underpass on the interstate highway of a homeless encampment. people saw the smoke, so they delayed the inaugural rehearsal. it's over now. i want to show you a map to show you the -- how much concern there is and how much bigger than last year. this inner red line here is the no vehicle zone from the last inaugural, trump inaugural. look how much bigger for this inaugural. it extends to a bigger area. goes down here. for your bearings, this is the capitol. this is the white house. this is the lincoln memorial and the reflecting pool here, washington monument here. you can see how this year it's expanded way out.
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this green line is the line through which anyone passing has to be vetted. you can see it covers a much larger area. this was the green light four years ago. now it goes across the river. captures a lot of the bridges that are closed. a sign of how much bigger the concern is, how much bigger the security lockdown area is in central washington this time. >> pete, this is for our viewers at home, this is a side by side -- let's put it back up. that was a side by side that pete was referencing. i think we have another graphic. pete, when do these new restrictions go into place or are they already in place? >> they are in place now. >> okay. wow. pete williams there with quite the visual. ellison barber standing by at the capitol with a very important guest, the commanding general of the d.c. national
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guard. >> reporter: that's right. this is one of the security checkpoints, many checkpoints throughout d.c. capitol police, secret service, d.c. police, they are part of keeping it safe and secure. i have with me the major general, the commanding officer of the d.c. national guard. there are at least 15,000 national guard members, airmen and soldiers on the ground. that number will go up to at least 25,000 come inauguration. major general, talk to me about the security posture we are seeing right now. we saw just within the last hour there was a fire nearby, unrelated, not necessarily a security threat. but we saw this area shut down. what's the security posture? >> nobody is taking any chances. it's essentially that simple. we are not taking any chances. this is three times of number of guardsmen we would normally have in support of the united states secret service.
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it's to ensure the peaceful transition of presidential power. >> reporter: there's a new article where they talk about the fbi vetting all 25,000 members of the national guard who are deployed to the u.s. capitol, saying defense officials had concerns about the possibility of some sort of insider attack. do you have any concern about that within your ranks? >> thank you for the question. no, i don't have any concerns. it's a layered scrub. the fbi is scrubbing. the secret service gives out the credentials. then we have other agencies helping with the scrub as well. we are really -- are pretty sure we know who is out here supporting us. >> reporter: the national guard always helps out on inauguration day. they are always involved in the process. when i talk to people who live in d.c., many of them have been to inaugurations, they say we have never seen anything like this. your guys are here all the time. you are d.c. national guard. what is this like compared to past inaugurations and past high security events?
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>> it's visibly different. there's more guardsmen out here. what we are asking for is cooperation, patience and understanding of the citizens that live in and around the capitol. this will be over in a couple of days. just be patience with us. we are going to provide security so there's a peaceful transition of power. the national guard has been supporting every inauguration since 1861. the last couple of inaugurations, we have gone to guard nation to bring in guardsmen from other states and territories. for this one, all 50 states have sent guardsmen. we have all 54 national guard here in support. as of this morning, we have 21,000 guardsmen on the ground. we will go up to 25,000. we have been authorized to go higher if required. >> reporter: what would be your message to anyone thinking of doing some sort of nefarious activity or something like we
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saw on january 6th? >> it won't be successful. i think you can clearly see the number of armed guardsmen in support of the secret service, the capitol police, the metropolitan police department, the united states park police. i believe it would be futile. stay at home. >> reporter: the commanding general of the d.c. national -- >> can i thank all the guardsmen that are here? i couldn't be more proud. this is the privilege of my military career to be a commander of 25,000 guardsmen. it's an honor. i thank everybody for coming instantly. i hope everybody has a delightful dr. martin luther king holiday. >> reporter: i believe you have a bronze star and quite a few medals to your name. we appreciate your time today. that's something i have seen that strikes me as i have been reporting the last few days. people who live in d.c., we have seen bikers, joggers, when they see the national guard, they have been yelling out, thank you
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and we appreciate you. every time i see it happen, it makes me stop. my gut instinct is to think someone is yelling because they are angry. they are not. they live here who are shouting out to these people, they see the uniform and they tell them thank you for being here, we appreciate you. craig? >> we are all quite thankful. pass along that sincere thanks, ellison, to the general and to the national guard troops as well. it's a city you know well. it's a city i know well, having spent three years in washington. to hear the general say this will be over in a few days and if you are planning something, you probably want to stay away, because they seem to be adequately prepared. mr. winter, i know you have new reporting that the fbi has charged this pennsylvania woman in the capitol riot. they are looking into whether the woman intended to ship a computer from speaker pelosi's office to russia. what more can you tell us about that? >> reporter: this is one of the
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80 plus arrests made in connection with what happened at the capitol on january 6th. this would not be an extraordinary case if it were not what apparently, according to the fbi, a person they describe as a former romantic partner told them. this person is riley williams from the harrisburg, pennsylvania, area. this is her driver's license photo. basically what they said is this former romantic partner talked to them, left several messages on their tip line and essentially said, craig, that she told this person that she intended to take this computer or hard drive that was taken from speaker pelosi's office, send it to russia and there a friend would pass it along to the svr, which is kind of the american equivalent of the cia. there's no indication here that the laptop has left the united states. they say that according to their investigation, it appears the computer device has been destroyed or at least has not
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left the country. the fbi says this matter is still under investigation. it's not clear whether williams is in custody. it's not clear, according to the fbi, why she didn't end up shipping this laptop to russia. it also isn't clear whether or not the person in russia had some sort of direct connection to the svr or was going to drive up and hand it over. a lot more information needs to be gathered. this comes from a criminal complaint that's involved in this case. obviously, we will track it to see where the fbi investigation progresses. it's a troubling statement if true and certainly indicates to the fbi that this is somebody that they want to get ahold of and want to be able to recover that information. >> tom winter, thank you. ellison barber there at the capitol, thank you as well. across the country, state capitols also remain on very high alert for any potential violence. protests over the weekend were mostly peaceful. in both michigan and texas, a lot of the protesters were
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armed, openly carrying semiautomatic weapons, rifles, knives. catie beck is outside virginia's state capitol. she's in richmond, which is bracing for more protests today. what precautions are officials taking there in virginia? what are you seeing? >> reporter: we, too, are seeing armed protesters that have showed up in the past hour or so to support what is lobby day at the virginia capitol, where advocacy groups try to lobby state legislators on their causes. there's a pro-gun lobby demonstrates today, causing more security alert here. we are at the foot of the state capitol. all boarded up. this is the perimeter, very secure right now. there's 100 or more state police standing within sight of us. if you walk over here, these are the barriers that they have built around the capitol to try
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and keep demonstrators from lobby day away from the capitol. there is a no gun ordinance in the city of richmond and a state of emergency in virginia that would prevent demonstrators from bringing guns this close to the capitol. already, we have seen a dozen or so over there with guns and weapons slung across their chest as they start the day. we are expecting to see a caravan of cars carrying the pro-gun rally through the city of richmond today. that's by design. there are no state lawmakers in the capitol today. this is the first official day of assembly. they are meeting virtually in the house. the senate is meeting at a remote location. while these demonstrators are here to lobby lawmakers, there's no lawmakers here to lobby. this is a situation that i know that they have prepared for well in the state of virginia. obviously, puts them on high alert when you see demonstrators
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with guns in a no guns area. >> indeed. indicate. this is a live look of the president-elect. this is joe biden, a little difficult to make it out from this vantage point. you can see the president-elect there at the conveyor belt. he is volunteering at a hunger relief organization in philly to mark the mlk day of service. he is there alongside of dr. jill biden. difficult to make out with the masks. and his daughter ashley as well. three bidens participating in this day of service. thanks to the photographer on the scene there who is now slowly starting to zoom in for us there. you can see the president-elect with the hat on.
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we're told he is packing beans. his wife is packing rice. we will take a look at what mr. biden has planned for his first week in office next. steve kornacki on how the public views joe biden as he gets ready to take office. plus, another million coronavirus cases in the united states in less than one week. the big new warning about the more contagious strain of the virus. do we really need a sign to live, laugh, and love? -yes. -the answer is no. i can help new homeowners not become their parents. -kee-on-oh... -nope. -co-ee-noah. -no. -joaquin. -no. it just takes practice. give it a shot. [ grunts, exhales deeply ]
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right now, president-elect joe biden honoring the legacy of dr. martin luther king junior and his legacy of service. we got a better shot here of the president-elect who will be sworn in roughly 48 hours from now. packing boxes for the hungry in and around philly. you can't see it, but standing there with the president-elect also dr. jill biden, the soon to be first lady of these united states and their daughter. as this happens, we are learning new details about a ten-day push of executive actions that the president-elect is set to take right away. steve kornacki is at the big board to break down some new
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polling that sheds light on the uphill battle that joe biden will face in bridging the deep divides in our country. we are getting down to the wire. what does the schedule look like for the president and the vice president-elect in the final few hours? >> reporter: final few days and hours. it's going to be jam packed and busy both on the inauguration front but in the immediate hours after they are inaugurated. we are getting the sense of executive actions they are hoping to push forward, in addition to the legislation packages they want to push through capitol hill. we heard biden talk about the $1.9 trillion in stimulus. that's on the agenda. in a memo that ron klain, the incoming white house chief of staff sent to staffers, we are getting a sense of how they are pushing out promises he made
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into executive actions on days one through ten. on the first day, a lot will sound familiar, biden will move to put america back in the paris climate agreement. he will reverse the muslim ban. he will extend the moratorium on student loan debt and eviction notices. day two, asking americans to wear masks. we know that's something that he said throughout this transition. then on day three, moving forward asking his cabinet officials to start prioritizing economic actions to deal with the economic fallout from this ongoing recession caused by the pandemic. he has linked those things. now, of course, he is putting them into action in that same way. a lot of the things on this days one through ten list, he will do through executive action. there's a lot of other things on the agenda he is going to have to move through capitol hill. we know right now that it's a 50/50 split. we say--
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majority. kamala harris is resigning her senate seat. she put an op-ed out that outlined while she can use that tiebreaker role as vice president, she said it's her hope than rather come to a tie, the senate will do the work of the american people. that bipartisan message, that unity message, something harris and biden have talked about throughout this campaign and something biden will highlight in his inaugural remarks. craig? >> ali, thank you. mr. kornacki, let's talk about this. >> a couple interesting questions. a very unusual, to put it mildly, post-elect period. here is a question asked of every modern incoming period.
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do you approve or disapprove of how the president-elect handled the transition period? new poll out has joe biden's number here at 67% there. that's a pretty broad majority saying they approve how biden handled this post-elect period. how does that compare to other recent presidents? one thing we can see is clearly that number is much higher, significantly higher than it was for donald trump. when trump was in the same period, late 2016, early 2017, that number was just 40% for him. what the biden number is, it's lower than we have seen for some other modern presidents. but it's significantly higher than trump. it's more in line with what we had previously expected from president-elect, from both parties. at least in that pre-inauguration period, there's a pretty broad groundswell of support. it's broad for biden. not as broad as his modern
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predecessors but broader than donald trump. that's one thing. this is a transition period where the outgoing president was impeached. our most recent poll over the weekend shows the country, not surprisingly, divide on that question. 50/48, it's the partisan divide. support for democrats for impeaching the president last week. among republicans, single digits in our poll, 8%. the republican party, a lot of the officials still looking at trump as he leaves office and saying, they feel the party is still behind him in a lot of ways. then there's this. trump approval rating was in the mid 40s in november, december, started january. then the events of january 6th happened. the average approval rating for donald trump has fallen under 40%. we have talked about his presidency. at his worst, his approval rating would be high 30s, at its
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best, mid 40s. this is on the lower end. he is going out on the lower end of where his approval rating has been for the last four years. >> steve kornacki, a look at the numbers there. steve, thank you. let's turn now to duvall patrick. he was the former assistant attorney general in the civil rights division under american clinton. governor, thanks for your time. let's start on the subject of what the president-elect can and should do in these perilous times. "the washington post" summarizing the tightrope he is walking. republicans call for unity but won't acknowledge biden won fairly. the president-elect, as you know, has made unity a key tenant of his campaign. how do you unify with people who
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won't even acknowledge that you won? >> well, i think, first of all, that the president-elect has been pitch perfect since the election. he has been consistent about the importance of not just going back to what we used to do and what we used to have, even though that might be in the interest of calm, but trying to bring a hopeful and forward looking vision. he has shown what his actions are going to be, whether it's trying to get the economy reignited, addressing the pandemic crisis. those are two linked crises, as you know, craig. dealing with this rise of heavily militarized white supremacy, which has actually been on the rise and been warned about for a long, long time by federal and state law enforcement. it's a very broad agenda. there's more to it. i think he needs to do as much
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as he can as fast as he can, because nothing substitutes for action. >> on day one of his administration, as you heard from our correspondent in delaware, mr. biden says that he plans to issue executive orders to have the united states rejoin the paris climate agreement. he plans to reverse president trump's muslim travel ban. mandate masks on federal property and interstate travel. in your view, how much of the president-elect's first few weeks in office will be about undoing what president trump did? >> well, i think a lot of it, craig, but not all of it. frankly, there's a lot that has to be done with the help and cooperation of the congress. big bills like the covid-19 relief bill, the immigration reform, which we have been -- which has been forecast.
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these require engagement with the congress. the others where he can take executive action, he should. that is not in every case simply, as i said, going back to what we used to do before. there are some things like the muslim travel ban, that's easy. but there are others perhaps where simply undoing isn't enough. we have to think about what comes in in place. i can't give you a specific example, but i'm sure that they are there. i think this team has shown and will show that they are thoughtful about how they do that. what they are trying to do right now, i sense, is make a clean break with the trump administration, with its intentional divisiveness. as a governing strategy, frankl -- those who voted for and those who didn't, the notion
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of being a citizen of the whole world is -- these are all critically important to repairing the administration -- the country's reputation and its effectiveness and its power. i think team is being very, very intentional about all of that. >> governor patrick, as you know, our nation's capitol practically a fortress right now after the violence on january 6th, after the insurrection and riot. you know the justice department well. you know how it works. how do you think it's handled the investigation so far into what happened at that capitol? >> well, i think the fbi, from news reports, seems to have come back to life. the investigations need to be broad. they are gathering evidence from the social media posts, from videotapes and so forth, of who was there and who did what.
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that's important. they have indicated that they are not doing deals, they are not letting people off easy because, frankly, this was a profoundly important and dangerous and consequential attack on both the symbol and the fact of our democracy, and that has to be take within real seriousness. i am sure -- we are hearing it already from republicans. i am sure that there will be discussion and even pressure about whether holding folks to account, whether they are members of the mob, right up to the outgoing president and his family, whether holding them to account is or is not consistent with unifying the country and moving forward. but it is particularly frustrating for me -- i will bet for a bunch of others -- to hear calls about look the other way, let's move on, come from the
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very people who helped insight the insurrection to begin with. there is something so twisted, so cynical about that. this is an attack around which there have to be consequences, to send the message that we will defend our democracy. >> governor patrick, former massachusetts governor. we will leave it there. thank you so much, as always always. while we were having that conversation, word that senator -- that's right senator kamala harris will be a senator for 30 minutes minutes. the vice president-elect has submitted her official letter of resignation. she sent it to the governor a short time ago. she's going to resign. her senate seat effective noon today, exactly 30 minutes from now, the vice president-elect writing to the governor, quote, as i assume my duties as vice
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this morning, still not clear when the president's impeachment trial is going to start in the senate. to help us get clarity on that, let's turn to senator van hollen. have you and your colleagues gotten an update on timing for an impeachment trial? >> it's good to be with you. no. we don't yet know when speaker pelosi will be sending over the articles of impeachment. we are starting tomorrow, tuesday, before the inaugural, on hearings for some of president-elect biden's key
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national security cabinet nominees so that we can get an early start. whenever we begin the trial, we are working to try to double track the day so that in the morning, we can work on confirming those nominees and other pressing business and then we can do the trial for the rest of the day so we can work on both things at once. >> have we received any information on who might represent president trump in a trial? >> no. that's a big question, because one of the questions regarding how long the trial will last depending on what kind of defense, if any, president trump intends to put on. we know he has been having trouble finding a lawyer. we speculated it might be rudy giuliani. he has indicated, for obvious reasons, he can't do it because he's a witness. he was one of the people who was feeding president trump's lie. he is complicit.
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he would have to serve both as the lawyer and a witness. the answer is, we just don't know yet who president trump is going to find to represent him in the trial. >> 17 of your republican colleagues would have to side with democrats in the senate to get a conviction. how real of a possibility do you even think that is? >> craig, i just don't know yet. what i can say is that privately, republican senators concede that the president's conduct certainly warrants a conviction. after all, you have a president of the united states inciting insurrection in order to block the electoral college vote in order to block our democracy from doing the people's business. whether at the end of the day they will vote to convict just remains to be seen. but they're going to have to confront all the facts, including the evidence of a lot of their own complicity during
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the trial. >> senator graham, as you probably are well aware, sent a letter to senator majority letter chuck schumer. in that letter, the senior senator from south carolina, he said, quote, that the senate should vote to dismiss the article of impeachment once it is received in the senate. we will be delaying indefinitely, if not forever, the healing of this great nation if we do otherwise. your reaction to that? >> craig, that's a little bit rich coming from senator graham, who helped feed the big lie for a long time, who encouraged state legislators in pennsylvania to work to overturn the vote in pennsylvania. look, we all want to make sure we get to work on the biden agenda and fighting the pandemic and economic plan.
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we can do that. and we will do that. but we also need to come to terms with what happened in our country, make it clear that this kind of conduct is unacceptable in the united states of america. that's why a trial is important. >> maryland senator chris van hollen, thanks for your time. there's a new warning about that more contagious strain of the coronavirus. we will take a look at what the cdc says to expect, how worried should we all be. then my conversation with two black male first grade teachers. a duo so rare they call themselves unicorns. why they say it's so important for more black men to join them. >> sometimes just that connection of having someone that looks like you gives these kids the trust to be able to
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when you look at what's planned for the month of february and then the month of march and then the month of april, if you do the calculations, by the time you get to president-elect's 100 days, you will have 100 people who have received the vaccination -- excuse me, 100 million people. >> that was dr. anthony fauci there on president-elect joe biden's plan. i want to turn to dr. blackstock, the founder and ceo of advancing equity. the cdc, as you know, warning that the covid variant could become the predominant strain here in the united states by
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march. any more we can do to stop that from being the case? >> that's a great question. we have to double down on all of those prevention measures that we know work. the problem is that we have had essentially 50 states doing 50 different strategies. we have had a fractured response. my hope is now with the new administration, we will have a national strategy so that we have more consistency among all of the states. every state should have a mask mandate at the very minimum. we should have restrictions on certain activities, including large gatherings and indoor dining at the bare minimum. >> the florida department of health reporting that more than 40,000 people in that state are overdue for their second shot of the vaccine. officials are worried because of the reported increase side effects after the second dose. what should we know about the side effects? >> yes.
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what's really important is that we need to have a strong public health messaging campaign. we need to let people know that after the second dose, you are going to have side effects. that means your body is responding appropriately to the second dose. you may feel feverish. you may develop a fever, ache, feel fatigued. that means your immune system is recognizing the vaccine. this is incredibly important. the only way for the vaccines to work is for the vaccines to get into the arms of people. we know that after the second dose, two weeks after that, people are fully immunized. we need to get as many people immunized as possible. >> we heard it time and time again, vaccines don't save lives. it's vaccinations that do. a new report out that shows black americans receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates in the first weeks of the rollout. how do we turn that around?
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>> i think the public health messaging component is incredibly important. we need to have a massive campaign out there. also, targeting many different communities but particularly black americans, addressing concerns people have about the vaccine, that it appeared to be manufactured quickly and also why is it important that everyone needs to be vaccinated. we also need to make sure that we are allocating vaccine resources to the hardest hit areas. we know those are black communities and other communities of color, which is very important reason why we need to keep up with the racial and ethnic demographic data on vaccines, who is receiving it, who is not receiving it, so we can develop a targeted response. >> dr. blackstock, thanks, as always. thank you for your insight. on this martin luther king junior day, how two black first
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grade teachers in portland, oregon, are working to inspire their students and hopefully inspire some other black male teachers. first, two days before the first woman and first woman of color sworn in as vice president of the united states, my colleague spent time talking to some of kamala harris' sorority sisters about their bond and the history we are seeing this week. >> how does that moment ring to you all, not just as her sisters, but just as the descendents of the enslaved? >> it shows there's hope. she's a warrior and she will fight for all of us. >> historically, it can't take away her moment, the moment for joe biden as well. it's unfortunate we had the insurrectionists. but she's in the office. she's first madam vp-elect. ill .
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on this dr. martin luther king jr. day, we'd like to share a story of progress inside a school in portland, oregon. there are a pair of first grade teachers so rare, they call themselves unicorns. our nbc affiliate kgw shared its video with us so we could share the story with you.
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woodlawn elementary in portland, oregon, may look like any other school, brick building flarnged by playgrounds and ballrooms, but inside something different is happening. you guys refer to yourself as unicorns. why is that? >> i came up with that name for us because i don't think you'll find two black teachers in first grade in the state of oregon. >> reporter: lionel and anthony lowery now they're a retire breed across america. just 2% of public school teachers are black men but at woodlawn, it's 18%. why do you both think it's important to have black men in the classroom? >> firmly believe that, again, sometimes just that connection of having someone that looks like you give these kids the trust to be able to come to me and speak to me about things maybe they're having problems with. >> for a white kid, i think it's also important because when a white kid sees a black kid as their teacher, we can let them know, we're more than just
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actors and entertainers. we are people of substance. >> reporter: woodlawn, a traditionally black neighborhood has been gentrified in recent years, altering the racial makeup of home home run. but it's no coincidence that 40% of the teachers here are people of color, many are graduates of the portland teachers program, which offered full tuition waivers and training to minority education students at an effort to put diversity at the head of the class. i understand you were actually anthony's mentor? >> yes. >> reporter: now you guys work together both teaching first grade? >> i'm honored to have him as my colleague. >> he was a role model to me, even though i'm five years older than him, he's still a role model to me because he gave me the courage to do the things i do. >>/our existence is our own! >> reporter: in recent months portland has seen widespread protests following the deaths of george floyd, breonna taylor and
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others. most of you spent some time earlier this year teaching your students about what was happening in our country with regards to the protests. why? >> it's what's going on. it's life and i'm not one to sugar coat anything. it helps our next generation learn how to encounter these situations as well. if we don't teach them the history of our country, then we're bound to repeat it >> reporter: how do you go about teaching a first grader about some of what we are seeing played out? >> it really just starts with trying to make it relatable to them. one of the key things we typically do in the first grade is talk about ruby bridges, who was one of the first african-american little girls to go to an all-white school. ironically, she was in the first grade. >> the beauty about children, especially primary children, they're not born with racist tenet and ideas. >> reporter: channen green may be 11 now and in sixth grade but
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she still remembers the advise she got from mr. clegg. >> he always used to say don't think about the negative stuff if you're in a negative situation, always think about the positive things, which is something i just kept. yeah,ky do that >> reporter: he was preparing you for life. >> yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. >> reporter: for clegg and lowery, that validates their call. >> i'm not in this for saying he's the best teacher, i want to see my children grow up and be successful. i want them to want it for themselves and understand why that's important and understand why education is going to be the key to their success in the future. >> that's going to do it for me this hour. "andrea mitchell reports" starts after a short break. arts after a short break. the experts at safelite autoglass came right to me... with service i could trust. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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i'm andrea mitchell in washington. on this dr. martin luther king jr. day, as president trump spends his final days in office huddled with a small group of advisers considering a wave of pardons, possibly himself and adult children, before leaving the white house for mar-a-lago wednesday morning, president-elect biden is planning a stripping of executive actions during his first ten days in office to roll back trump policies on climate, immigration and coronavirus, with shortages already of the two approved vaccines he's been trying to gear up to accomplish his ambitious goals of vaccinating 100 million americans in his first 100


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