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problems. so we'll see. maybe a few more dancing it out. that is our broadcast for this tuesday night. with our thanks for being with us, on behalf of all of my colleagues at the networks of nbc news, good night. for joining us this hour i know, rachel's on vacation. we will get through this we start tonight with the dramatic announcement with the attorney general from the state of new york. >> the independent investigation has concluded that governor andrew cuomo, sexually aroused multiple women and in doing so, violated federal and state law. specifically, the investigation found that governor andrew cuomo sexually harassed current and former new york state employees by engaging in
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unwelcome, and non consensual touching, and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for a woman. >> the investigation released today by the new york attorney generals office documents allegations against governor cuomo -- cuomo by 11 women. the into it interviewed 179 witnesses and got tens of thousand pieces of evidence to corroborate the allegations. those investigators described their findings at today's press conference. >> a november 16th 2020, the executive mansion governor hunt executive number one had reached under her blouse to grab her breast. the governor also, several times, inappropriately touched a street trooper assigned to the unit to protect the governor. there were also more comments in conversations such as the
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governor repeatedly acting -- asking the governor and food cheat on her husband. saying, if you are single the things i would well -- do to you. >> none of them welcomed it, all of them found it distribution, humiliating, and inappropriate. now we find it was unlawful sex based harassment. it was fear and flirtation, intimidation and intimacy there is a difference, abuse and affection, and it created a work environment right for harassment. >> shortly after the attorney general's press conference, governor cuomo launched an interview. he claimed he never inappropriately touched anyone or made inappropriate sexual advances. much of his response consisted of this.
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>> i do case people on the forehead. i do kissed people on the cheek. i do kiss people on the hand. i do embrace people. i do hug people. men and women, i do on occasion say ciao bella. on occasion, i do slip and say sweetheart, or darling, or honey. >> the governor also released a written response to the allegations in the attorney general's investigation. of its 85 pages, eight of them are just photos of governor andrew cuomo hugging and kissing people. another 15 pages of governor cuomo with other people hugging kissing them. this does not seem camps way too many people who have spoken out today. the list of democratic lawmakers calling on cuomo to resign seems to go by the hour. and includes nancy pelosi,
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senator purdue -- but chuck schumer of new york and much more. the governor of pennsylvania, new jersey, connecticut released a joint statement saying. we are appalled of the investigation by the new york attorney general. governor cuomo should resign from office. the leader of the new york assembly says cuomo has lost the confidence of the chambers democratic majority and he cannot remain in office. they also said they also said a few hours ago, president biden join the course for president cuomo to step down. >> confirmed the allegations against governor cuomo then he should resign. will you no call on him to resign giving investigators said the 11 woman were credible? >> i stand by that. >> you know calling on him to
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resign? >> yes. >> joining our conversation is a reporter from wall street journal. -- and also danya perry. jimmy, you cannot be horrified gobsmacked by presentation in the detail of the meticulous, cooperating evidence that they had to all the allegations which for only -- were when did you make of this in the press conference today? >> i think what was clear was the allegations that were cooperated with the weight of an investigation of review documents that subpoenaed witnesses, and testimony that was made under oath, it was
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also striking to me that there were new details in this report alleging new harassment mentioned in the top of the show that there was an email state trooper -- female state trooper after he met her at an event some years ago. there was life in service that allowed her to go into detail she described the governor talking -- running his finger upper spine. when the governor asked her why she would get married, marriage would just reduce her sex drive, and also take away her money and and in divorce. she made a fine point on this the governor never spoke this way interrupted with male members in that way. that was a common theme among all the women who spoke out that they were treated differently as a result of their gender, and that the commentary and the physical interaction all produced once
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described as a feeling of diminishment and one of the woman who spoke out she was reduced to just a skirt. >> danya, can you explain this to some of my non-legal audience like myself. from the report, it says this, concluding that the governor engaged in unlawful sexual harassment, we did not reach in this document whether the contract amounts to or should be subject of criminal prosecution. how is that the case? >> it is a fair question when you see a report of this magnitude, which is researched and thoroughly cooperated in so many ways which is to use your word, and the science allegation after allegation, and that has the type and quality proof that we see here.
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not just witnesses, but audio recordings, my street video -- when you see that kind of evidence, when you see the harm that it's done, naturally your mind tends to go to a place of well, how is this not criminal matter? clearly there are going to be -- or should be some lawsuits. i would imagine. i don't think anything has been filed yet but, certainly there is evidence and i think the elements would be met for certain at least misdemeanor counts of unwanted sexual touching and the like. the scope of this investigation was not to find or even to refer any matters from criminal prosecution. as we know, they drop that footnote in the middle of their
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160 page or so -- and the have been looking at it and taking it seriously. we see certainly there will be some activity on the simple side of the ledger, it seems there will be an investigation on the criminal side as well. on the>> danya, i will play thi. this is the common from the albany county da who spoke exclusively to a news channel tonight. i want to ask you about sharing evidence and all this work doesn't have to be down again by investigative body such as the da does it? >> absolutely not. i'm sure they will turn over all their files. i'm sure they advised all the witnesses at the time that this could very well be turned over and made public. that is not unusual. david soares of an openly county has a roadmap and he will get hit boxes of evidence
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or hard drives and will already have a lot of the work done for him and have to make decisions about them. >> with that insight, let me play what was on nightly news earlier. >> conducting her own investigation, i think after two's presentation which here in albany county we are witnessing at the same time as the rest of new yorkers were witnessing it. it's pretty clear that we have an obligation here and we reached out to the attorney generals office and said all the evidence of which the covered on the report. the allegations early on certainly lead myself and other prosecutors with encourage jurisdiction to say that criminal activity had taken place. we will conduct our own independent investigation and it will be done expeditiously and we will arrive at those conclusions.
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for any victim out there, if you are watching this transmission, please reach out to our office and we will conduct our investigation a soon as possible. >> jimmy, my question is a criminal investigation resigns for the president of the united states and just about every leading democratic sort of have lawmaker and policy maker. it's a spectacular fall from grace. are people surprised? urprised many people watched governor cuomo for a long time and know he has an aggressive style that he doesn't grow criticism. while his top advisor famously said he up as -- he operates at two different speeds get along or kill. when these allegations first were in the public light in february and march i thought
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the governor didn't come from a place of's. he had allies in his own party and there were friendships of convenience. many people described him as a bully and said to me when a bully gets knocked down, there is nobody to pick him up. in that regard, it wasn't surprising to see support melt away as quickly as it had. more rubber -- more remarkable was that governor cuomo was staying in office and bought himself the time between when this investigation was launched, and today. democrats who dominate the new york state assembly, which has the power of impeachment, by and large gave governor cuomo that time. this evening in today, they are saying that they believe there is a preponderance of support for an impeachment vote. member of the chamber judiciary who are currently undertaking
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an inquiry tell me they think it will take several more weeks and they want to take evidence brought by attorney general james and combine it with evidence of their own investigation into other areas including the states covid-19 policies and the possible misuse of state resources to produce governor cuomo's memoir, which he acts next to gain $500 million. there are many people who are saying the resignation is possible. clearly, there is not anyone really piping up and supporting at this point. >> jimmy vielkind for the wall street journal, and danya perry in the southern district of new york. thank you for taking the time to help us with our coverage of this tonight. we are grateful. owner bring into our conversation new york states are alessandra biaggi. thank you for spending time with us today. obviously, you have some
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personal experiences and i first want to ask you your reaction to what you saw today. >> first nicole, thank you for having me on. i think today was a mixture of feelings. i think there was a sense of gratitude to all of the woman who bravely spoke out, despite the real reputation of retaliation and toxicity that the executive chamber has. they did so in a way that allowed these independent investigators to have findings of toxic workplace and retaliation, violations of federal law. that was on the one hand. in the response to these reports that governor cuomo made, i think the overriding feeling was one of sorrow. not only for the woman who stepped forward, but really for all women and all victims and
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survivors of sexual abuse because, when it felt like was happening was the governor was attempting to gaslight new yorkers as to what the report had said. the report was independent, we will get to it. it was very thorough. it was probably one of the most disappointing and sad moments of the day today. >> i want to read something that you shared because i think it's all connected. one woman doesn't speaking out often is someone who hasn't done so. yet i hope you understand this is what i'm reading. d this is what i'm reading.
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>> i played a bit of the sound from the press conference but they throw all these words in there that aren't often used to describe this matchup of inappropriate intimacy, overfamiliarity power aggression and i wonder if you can speak to that, that was given a voice to that as well. >> absolutely. i'm happy to talk about that. one of the reasons i share that experience with the person who wrote the article is because i understand the importance of not only sharing these stories but also taking a stand because you never know who's listening, who's reading and who has experienced similar behavior. at that time i recognize that the governor was trying to assert his power, he was trying to make me feel less powerful. at the time, i didn't experience it or his ex behavior a sexual harassment, but i know that is sometimes the point. sexual harassment is not always
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about sexuality or sexualizing somebody it is about power, disarming the victim and that goes in line very much with the way his office is run. his office is run as a very toxic environment designed to undermine staff, to destabilize staff, to make you second guess yourself, it's a constant whiplash between praise and then also being valueless, it leaves a lot of people to wonder if the things they've experience are the reality of what they've experienced. again there is a gaslighting that goes on, in light of the report today and just given how similar these cases are, all of the victims were young, they were, not all, many of the victims were young, they were at the very beginning of their careers. they were subordinate and so that was a vulnerability that he preyed on, and i think that this demonstrates once again the governor's abuse of power. it's not only inside the executive chamber but it is outside the executive chamber,
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it is pervasive. it impacts not only the women who work around him but also the function and the integrity of new york city government. >> do you believe he will resign? >> i do not believe that he will resign, and so that is why i continue to call on the assembly because they are the one with the powers to write the articles of impeachment, to impeach the governor, and what that effectively means is that the assembly will drop those articles of impeachment, and they will be delivered to the senate, there will be a trial and then there will be a vote that takes place to remove him from office. i think that at this point in time it is a very wise for the governor to heed the calls, of not only democrats, but many different meters across our government who are calling for this governor to resign. but i do not believe that he will, he is still fighting, i think he will fight even if he's removed from office because this is the essence of who andrew cuomo is, and at the
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end of the day, the most important thing is that new york has somewhat in place, has a leader who was strong that is able to lead this state because i'm sure it's not lost on anybody that we're still working through covid recovery. we have a lot to do. i think we need somebody at the helm who really respects new yorkers and takes seriously their job in a way that does not cause harm to any other person moving forward. >> new york state senator alessandra biaggi, we're really grateful that you made time to talk with us tonight, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> when we come back. the fight for voting rights continues, senator amy klobuchar will join us with the latest on what the senate is doing for voting rights. they're prepared to go home for the august recess. we will be right back. l be right back. okay, it's an app that compares hundreds of travel sites for hotels and cars and vacation rentals like kayak does for flights. so it's kayak. yeah, like kayak.
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would also get them to act. >> we will get them to act, that was texas state representative trey martinez fischer today addressing a rally, outside the capital urging the senate to pass the for the people act. the sweeping election bill is aimed at protecting voting rights and it remain stuck in the senate. martinez fischer is one of the legislators who fled to d.c. last month in a bid to deny the republicans the quorum that they need to pass that restrictive law. and today's rally in d.c., they were joined by more than 100 state legislatures who traveled from states all across the country to ask the senate to cancel its august recess to focus on passing of voting rights bill. some of the legislators in attendance were from places like georgia and arizona, places where republicans have already passed restrictive voting bills and launched phony audits supporting donald trump's false claims of election fraud.
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these legislators have the same concerns as the texas democrats do, they worry that alone, they can't stop the current wave of republican anti voting laws and the false narratives fueling that in their states. they do need help from the democrats in washington. today, they receive some reinforcements as they were joined by some of the democratic party's biggest stars. of th >> some people don't want some people to vote. this is the delta variant of jim crow voting laws. >> and the only vaccination is federal legislation. >> no recess until we passed the voting rights act for every american. no recent ill we drop the gerrymandering in which they pay -- >> we must left everyone understand that freedom is not free, that progress will never remain unless it is fought for
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and worked for and sacrificed for. that is the story of america. >> voting rights are peoples rights, voting rights are about our democracy and the people will overcome, we will pass this bill. >> the senators want a voting rights bill passed this summer and all democrats are not on the same page. how do they overcome this and more importantly how willing are they willing to go? joining our conversation amy klobuchar is here, chair of the rules committee. senator, thank you so much for making time for us. >> it's an honor to be on with you. >> we cover this issue every day in the afternoon and it's really a privilege to get to talk to you, and i wonder if you can pull the curtain back, the democratic legislators feel optimism, they feel like they conveyed to all of you that they don't need the whole package, they just need something. has that focused efforts in the
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senate? >> yes. and your first speaker was trey, who i consider a friend from texas, those legislators and really legislators from across the country have come to washington and they did in the 1960s, asking for salvation. they can't get this done in their states because as reverent warnock pointed it out, some people don't want some people to vote and that is really put in stark focus in georgia, where the law's literally say that the period for -- they change the law, just a few months ago and said you can't register people. you can't vote on weekends during the runoff and you can't give water to non partisan volunteers to people who have stood in line for five hours, six hours like the people we met when we were down there for a field hearing. what's the for the people bill does and your question is, can
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we focus it on what really matters in these states to get at all of these heinous things that are going on, to stop people from voting, my answer is yes. that is what we're doing right now with senator manchin, and let me be very clear, he has publicly said that he supports the disclosed act to focus on the dark money in our politics. the gerrymandering and also what i'm working on right now is to make sure that all the voting rights from mail-in ballots to early registration, to making sure that what happened in georgia which will be a new part of our bill, that you can't have state legislatures who serving the power of local election officials. those are the things that we're talking about and we're very close to getting an agreement on a final bill. >> an agreement among whom so? on the outside, and please correct me if i have this wrong, it looks like you're still corral and democrats and even if you get all of them locked in, there is no appetite from
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doing away with the filibuster. then what? >> first of all, corral-ing democrats is never easy, we have a broad party and we've been working on this, from senator berkeley to senator padilla, senator schumer, and of course senator angus king serves on the rules committee with me and many others. what we're doing is we're putting together a legislation. we've already voted to proceed it's the republicans that child stopped us and once we get that package we will deal with that, and i don't think we can, and the second thing is what can we do with our procedural rules in the senate to steep this evil. and they're all things, and senator manchin has said that he was willing to look at it. i would abolish the filibuster myself, i think it has been used to stop all kinds of things we need to get done. there are some republican
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support on immigration reform, we can't get it done because of the filibuster. there are some republicans that are supportive, but 60 votes, those things were set up at another time at another place and it has always changed over time, and it is time to change it again. and those are the discussions we need to have, but my obvious focus right now is getting an agreement that will make a difference, not some small ball think that won't help but will actually make a difference for these kinds of voter suppression efforts that are going on across the country. suppression efforti know you see way the folks on the front line to see this. are you confident that all your colleagues in the senate see it that way? >> yes. they have heard from reverend senator warnock. when i was down in georgia i spoke to his congregation and said vote is really a prayer for a better world, for a
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better america. and a strong supporter of the they seem the changes we made in montana which had much better election laws, or people like tammy baldwin in wisconsin who saw her own voters standing in line in makeshift masks and garbage bags, in the rain, in the middle of a pandemic just to exercise the right to vote. so, i think that makes a difference. those are the kinds of discussions we are having. i know we will have unity on a bill, and if i don't, i will come on the show and say sorry i failed. i know we will, i know we will. from there, we have to figure the procedure and how we get this done. i refuse, as so many people in the past in american politics whether civil rights, other efforts, advance our country and it seemed impossible at the moment. then we found a way to get to
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the right place. that is where we need to get. we simply can't deny people the right to vote and tell them they can't get water in line and tell them that you can vote on the weekends sometimes, but you can vote on the weekends. by the way, people of georgia, you need to bring your birthday on the inner envelope. not the a ballot we are birthday which they know will lead to nothing but confusion. this is wrong, and it is my belief that it is against our election laws but i believe that the vast majority of americans would agree that no matter who it is, democrat or republican, and by the way we have strong support for this, both parties and we have to have election laws that make it so it is the safest for people to vote whether in the middle of a pandemic or not. vote how they want, pass the ball and how they want. that is the freedom of america and our democracy. >> minnesota saying under amy
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klobuchar, it's a real pleasure to get to talk to you about this issue. i am really grateful that you had time to talk tonight. thank you so much. >> thank you, nikole. see you soon. this friday will mark seven months since the deadly attack on the united states capitol. many police officers are still reeling from the events of that day. what's being done to help that. we'll have much more when we come back. back. well that leaves 2 out of 3 people who don't. i don't know anybody who's had it. your uncle had shingles. you mean that nasty red rash? and donna next door had it for weeks. yeah, but there's nothing you can do about it. camera man: actually, shingles can be prevented. shingles can be whaaaat? camera man: prevented. you can get vaccinated. baby, call the doctor. camera man: hey! you can also get it from your pharmacist! 50 years or older? get vaccinated for shingles now. liberty mutual customizes car insurance so you only pay for what you need. how much money can liberty mutual save you?
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capitol police officer harry dunn made this impassioned plea before the house select committee investigating the january 6th riot. >> i want to take this moment to speak to my fellow officers about the emoji an's they are continuing to experience from the events of january 6th. there's absolutely nothing wrong with seeking professional counseling and what we went through that day was traumatic.
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if you are hurting, please take advantage of the counseling services that are available to us. i also respectfully asked that the select committee review the resources and services available to us and consider where they are sufficient enough to meet our needs. >> when officer dunn pleaded with fellow officers to seek out professional mental health support if they needed it, we knew that two of the officers who defended our nation's capital on january 6th had died by suicide. yesterday, two more of the fellow officers had -- suicide by law enforcement. the news comes as former trump supporters talk about conspiracy theories from that day. we learn details about the former presidents efforts to try to overturn the results. nbc news is reporting that just over a week before the january 6th insurrection, one of president trump's doj officials tried to get the then acting
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attorney general to sign off on a letter urging georgia's governor to investigate and potentially overturn joe biden's victory in that state. top justice department officials refused to sign off on a request, but abc news how has -- now has obtained emails when the emails have been overturned to the oversight committee. every day becomes clear that to fully understand what happened on january 6th, we have to look beyond the events of that day. the right did not materialize out of thin air. its impact on our country and first responders continues to race serious questions without being answered. we now are with pete aguilar who serves on the genesis committee. and frank figliuzzi former intelligence agency at the fbi. thank you both for joining us tonight. frank, i will start with you because i want to try to understand what people may be outside law enforcement can't see about the trauma that the
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officers who responded to january 6th must still be enduring. >> what we are still doing is still learning of the casualties of what happened at the capitol. these officers, four of them now, ruled death by suicide are casualties of the battle that took place and the course of their defending our democracy and the culture of law enforcement is a closed culture. it is a culture in which seeking help may be seen as a sign of weakness, but it's clear, at least to me, that when you have four officers from two different departments, washington metropolitan police in the capitol police, who are experiencing death by suicide then one commonality is their battle for us, the battle for the democracy on january 6th and that seems to be linked to the -- to their demise. those dew departments got to collaborate on the in-depth society of what happened and
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why and most importantly they want to offer very professional experience to help even mandated if necessary. while we don't keep accurate distance on officers suicide in this country -- it seems to indicate that suicide may be the number one cause of death for police in this country. >> congressman, you don't have to be an expert to understand that trauma is exasperated when people deny both the trauma, and the dramatic event itself. is there nothing of a breakthrough that can be reached with your republican conch leagues -- colleagues to honor the sacrifices made to the men and women who protected you all that day. >> first, our thoughts and prayers go out to these officers families and their colleagues. as officer dunn noted, his plea
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for his colleagues to seek the help they need. we are going to continue to offer the resources we can. the best way to honor our law enforcement here toward that last line of defense on democracy on january 6th, is to get to the bottom of what happened leading up to january 6th. also, it would passed a more resources for capitol police bill in the national guard and making sure we put those resources into wellness for these officers. those are the types of things we can do if we want to honor their commitment on that day. >> frank, what would you say is the most important thing to make sure that these first responders understand the vast majority of americans do today that we have their back.
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>> it's important for them to get up out of the rabbit hole that law enforcement officers often find themselves in. it's often an us versus them mentality. you only get your nose from a certain source and that describes many americans today. they need to get their heads up and realize that the vast majority of america is with them. they were with us and we are rooting for their success. we want the changes to take place at the capitol. we have recognized the incredible review done by -- there is a sitting select committee to get to the bottom of this. that's the majority of america and that's what they need to know and they are protecting truth and freedom and justice. >> congressman, you talked about getting to the truth of what was behind the attack. it seems increasingly clear that that will include subpoenas for some of your republican colleagues in the house.
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one of those expected to go out? >> i will let the chairman speak for the timing of this. when he has said, what we have said very clearly is that, no one is above a subpoena. we will get to the truth and we will use every tool available to compel folks to help us get to the truth. as you mention, that isn't just what happened on january 6th, it is everything that led up to this. how was this funded, how was it organized? what role did these groups plane in trying to overtake our democracy and overran the capital. if we wanna recognize those professionals who put their life on the line, we owe it to them. they told us directly last week, seven days ago, they told us to get to justice and accountability. that is exactly with the select committee will do in a nonpartisan way with democrats and republicans around that table. >> i believe the exact quote
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was directed to you that when there's a hit man, you sent a hitmen to jail but then you go and find the person who hired and paid for the hitmen. that was the request of all of you. congressman pete aguilar of california former assistant for counter a telegenic and frankfort lucy, thank you so much for joining us and being part of our coverage. it's no secret that the delta variant is spreading in the united states, can we stop the spread? one major city just took a step designed to encourage more people to get vaccinated, will have more on that breaking news after the break. ter the break. pair kills plaque bacteria at the gum line to help keep the gum seal tight. new parodontax active gum repair toothpaste.
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total in a month, importantly, over the past two weeks, the eight states with the highest case rates have seen a stumbling of newly vaccinated people each day. the message is getting through apparently. >> this afternoon president biden updating the nation on the fight against the corona virus both here at home and abroad, as we crossed an important vaccination milestone, as of today more than 70% of the american adult population has received at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine. obviously, time is of the essence and a growing number of businesses and offices have recently mandated vaccines for all their employees as well as their customers. new york city became the first city in the country to require proof of at least one shot of the vaccine to dine indoors or go to the gym or attend a performance. the question now is will it work to keep cases down and will other cities and states
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follow suit. joining our conversation is a criminal care pulmonologist and faculty member at the faculty for health metrics and -- at the university of washington. doctor gupta it seems like it's the point in the pandemic where one we should celebrate good news there's been so much to be alarmed by and the fact that these harrowing accounts coming mostly southern states, either had an impact or they were seeing things up close and personal that they couldn't process maybe from the nation's capital and the vaccine first says patient ratio is way up. >> good evening. today was a consequential day, we cannot minimize it. number one would you said, new york city was mandating proof of vaccination for restaurants, that's gonna be a paradigm, more cities and local jurisdictions will emulate. this will move people, people want to dine out they like doing that so this was a smart
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move. i've been waiting for this day for the last two months since the cdc had the revised masking guidance back in may, number two, tyson foods, moving their essential blue staff towards mandating of vaccine, if they don't get the vaccine they don't have a job. that's a big consequential move, nicole. up until now it's been corporations that have a lot of corporate employees to make the choice, get the vaccine or stay home. that's a first move for a blue collar organization. you're gonna see a lot of organizations follow. and lastly, and vitally important, the fda acknowledgment that they're gonna be moving towards approval of the pfizer hopefully before labor day. hopefully maybe they will mandate proof a vaccine for travel, when i talk to young people they, want to travel and if you have to show proof of vaccine to travel that's gonna increase vaccines, including
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school colleges university. we mandate polio for schools we should be able to do the same thing. many dominoes are going to fall and is gonna increase vaccination rates. >> i want to just ask you to expand on that. i know viewers of this network of a lot of trust and faith in the signs, and the emergency use organization was something we monitored very closely it's a meticulous approval process, but among the vaccine hesitant that final approval is a huge deal, can you expand on that a little bit? >> of course, nicole. there's this notion that this has been a rushed process, it has been nothing -- hey doc, why did it take only 12 months when it takes 5 to 12 years, that's on the mind of many people. turns out it's been all the --
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waiting for people to enroll in the studies, waiting for the nih to say yes you and can enter the next phase. all that bureaucratic vaccine development have been consolidated as part as operation warp speed, that's why we need to take part that the science has not cut corners at all. to your point, and just to emphasize again to all of your viewers, all of rachel's viewers, kaiser family foundation came up with a vitally important solution, less than 1% of cases that are being detected nicole across the country are vaccine for a few cases, and in some cases 0.0% of all cases are breakthrough cases, 95% of those hospitalized right now in the united states, we've gone to 6000 new hospitalizations, every seven days for covid 19 97% are vaccinated people. these vaccines work and we need to make that clear, you need two shots of the vaccine to be
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kept out of the hospital especially if you are healthy. >> doctor vin gupta, critical care pulmonologist, faculty member at the institute for health metrics and evaluation at the university of washington, constantly making sense of all of these headlines for us, doctor gupta, thank you so much for your time tonight, we are grateful. >> thank you. >> a quick break for us, we will be right back. ll be right back kills plaque bacteria at the gum line to help keep the gum seal tight. new parodontax active gum repair toothpaste. my auntie called me. she said uncle's had a heart attack. i needed him to be here. your heart isn't just yours. protect it with bayer aspirin. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. still fresh unstopables in-wash scent booster
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and polls have closed into elections that could be major fail weathers for the future of may -- america's two major parties. in ohio's left-leaning 11th district, the race to replace head secretary marcia fudge has become a battle between the progressive wing of the republican party in the establishment. nina turner is running for that seat with the backing of senators a senator sanders and alexandra of course neo-cortez. she's off against -- democratic powerbrokers and hillary clinton and congresswoman jim clyde burn. right now, chantal brown is warning that raised by six and a half points with more than half of precincts reporting there. in ohio is more conservative 15th district, republicans are facing a bit of a tryst with donald trump's influence. just a few minutes ago, the
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solicited president clumped -- declared the trump backed republican party annoys 15th congressional district. msnbc will continue to follow tonight's election results as they unfold. that's it for us. we will see you again tomorrow. i will see you tomorrow afternoon on 4 pm eastern. now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. hi, lawrence. >> good evening nicole and thank you very much for that ohio report that is now everything i know about the ohio house races tonight. there is so much news pouring down on us that i have not been able to get to that one tonight. so, you have just taught me everything i know about it. >> the tea leaf reading is always too much leaf reading tea leaves to be read should you choose. >> we will have tea leaf time tomorrow on those election results tonight. >> have a great show. >> thank you, nicole.