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row fritz was. i remember the look on his face, literally remember the look on his face. open up neighborhoods. diminished by segregation for so long. when the act passedso long. when he said, quote, the world's justice and fairness will mean more to our fellow americans -- will never mean more to our fellow americans than they do today. that was for its. spreading light the light of our country. -- but never truly knew its warmth. every stage of our life and every inflection point fritz and joan i apologize and saying -- in the point of personal privilege here. but they were there. for jill, and me and my family. not on a political level but on
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a personal level. it was true that my first days in the senate when i needed help very badly, and it was true my last days in the senate as well. in 2008 fritz and i became close friends, i saw his counsel many times. i was asked to join the ticket with barack obama. i was as i usually was, on amtrak, going home. i commuted every day. they later told me over 1,000,200 miles on amtrak give you -- all kidding aside, he called me after it was clear he was the fact on nominee. he said, he'd like me to join him on the ticket. at least considerate. could he do a background check on me? you know he have to do that background check. and i said, no thanks, barack. i thought he was just dragging the bloody claw through the senate like presidential nominates do to get everyone
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excited. barack told me, no, there's only one other person i'm considering. i said, barack, i don't want to be vice president. he said, why? i said, because you basically are standby equipment. i said would i want to do by that time i chair two major committees. i was fairly influential in the senate. i said i could help you a lot more as a senator. i can do everything i can. i'll campaign throughout the country for you. barack tried he said, would you go home and talk it over with your family? just talk it over. so i did. i called jill from -- on myself phone. and when i got home, i was about halfway home. i had gotten the call. when i got home i went in. the first person i called was fritz. before the family gathered in the back porch. and i asked i said fritz, what should i do? and he went into great detail. i'm serious.
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as a matter of fact he sent me a long memorandum he prepared for president carter, when they were deciding how their relationship would work. he told me in essence that the vice presidency hole no inherent power. none. zero. the vice presidency is nearly it true reflection, the relationship with the president of the united states. about seven years ago, i joined fritz at a form in his honor, at george washington university. fritz recounted that his greatest strength wasn't his -- in the political policy area it was the general personal relationship he built with president jimmy carter. relationship built on real affection and trust. and he sat down -- at lunch with him every week. fritz would make sure --
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he said make sure once a week you discuss what's on your mind. he was the first vice president to have an office in the west wing, just a few steps away from the oval office. it never happened before. they were over in the executive office building, across the street. that was the truth strength of the vice presidency, he said. -- which barack and i replicated in our office. and what kamala and i are doing today. she sent to regard for the whole family. she called me before i got on the plane. it was fritz who lit the way. it was fritzhis core, added, scorz embraced everyone. with the belief that everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity. everybody. dignity. not just the right to vote. dignity. he was loved by the american people because he reflected the goodness of the american people. especially the people of
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minnesota. you know every senator, wears on his in her sleeve the state they serve. but the love fritz had for the people of minnesota ran deeper than that. he loved you all. and you left him back, it was obvious. because fritz reflected the very best qualities of the state. the warmth and optimism that you reflect. at every turn fritz reflects the light of this nation. who we are, and what we can be. he called me when i had said at integration that we are the most unique nation in all of history. we are the only nation founded on an idea. every other nation in the world is based on geography ethnicity, religion, race. we are founded on an idea.
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we hold these truths to be self evident. that all men and women are created equal -- there certain inalienable rights, including the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. and it goes on. fritz believed that in his gut. i watched him every day. for over 35 years in the senate. and when he was vice president. he united people. sharing the same light, the same hopes. even when we disagreed, he thought that was important. i never forget on a personal level, what it meant to have a friend like fritz. less than four years after losing eleanor to brain cancer, and just a year after losing joan, fritz was there to help
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me again. when jill and i lost our son, beau. the brain cancer, after a year in iraq. >> i'll never forget how fritz affected so much love in light into our family. again, in our darkest moments. i'll never forget coming here to minneapolis eight years ago, to say goodbye to joan. most of you remember, fritz went to the mayo clinic for a quadruple bypass the very next day. he had to leave the surgery so he could be with all of us to reflect her late. and he put off treating his own heart because as all of you know, his heart belong to joan. as i've said many times i say to the family seeing your mom
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and dad together reminded me of that great line from christian marlowe's foam, come live with me and be my love, and we shall all the pleasures proof. you can tell when a couple has been together a long time. that still looks at each other with love deep love. it's been said that memory is the power to gather roses in winter. ted, william, your dad blessed with an endless garden of those memories. and most of all, the memory of two extraordinary loves. a love of more than 58 years he spent together with your mom. and 11:51 years with your sister, eleanor. >> in his farewell leather fits wrote that he was eager to
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rejoin joan and eleanor. two, unbreakable loves. jill biden, wanted to do a garden at the vice presidents residence. a picture of which shows on the screen outside here. outside her so that every family that ever had lived here, there was a garden with stones and engraving on each of the stones, the names of the couple and the children. i called fritz to tell about it. he came over to the house. it was a summer day. and he wanted, he said, can we go in the house? i said, of course. he wanted to walk up to the third floor. he walked up to the third floor and went to the end of the bedroom on the third floor. he stopped in front of the door and opened it, and just stared. i knew he was thinking something deep. and i went down the hallway. in a few minutes, some time
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went by, he came down, he said, that was eleanor's room. i saw miss her. well, they are all together now. for all time. -- there is no doubt that the institution of the senate, and the institution of the vice president reflect the profound legacy of fritz mondale. but it's not a length and shadow that we see in those places, it is light. it is up to each of us, to now reflect that light that fritz was all about. to reflect fritz's goodness and grace. the way he made people feel. no matter who you are. just imagine what our nation
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could achieve. if they follow fritz's example of honor, decency integrity. literally just a service to the common good. there would be nothing nothing nothing nothing beyond our reach. i hope we all can be fritz's mirror. continue to spread his late. because you know he was one of the finest men you've ever known. one of the most decent people i've ever dealt with. one of the toughest, smartest men i've ever worked with. we were lucky to have had him. and from the look of things, he was lucky to have had you. god bless you, my dear friend. among the greatest of all
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americans. the highest compliment my grandfather used to say you could give a man or woman, he was the irish of it, he would say he is a good man. fritz mondale, was a good man. [applause] >> the president the united states, memorializing his very close friend, former vice president walter mondale, who died april -- it was -- due to covid restrictions. celebrating his life now in minneapolis. they are talking about his long friendship with the former vice president. about how during the hardest times of his life when he lost his wife and daughter in a car crash, and was told his sons may not make it, it was the former vice president, walter mondale who stood by his side.
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he talked about when he taught lost his son beau not that long, ago it was the former vice president that stood by side as well. and when he got the phone call from former president barack obama to serve as his vice president to share a ticket with him, it was after he called his wife, doctor jill biden that he then called the former vice president for advice as to what to do. a long, it seems, incredible friendship between these two men. he effectively called him fritz. he quoted the former vice president saying, at one point he said the words justice and fairness have never met more to america than they do today. obviously, an incredibly influential man in the presidents life today. and where he has gotten today in his life. both politically, and personally. an incredible dedication there from the president. alongside many other people honoring the president vice
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president united states, walter mondale who passed away april, of 2021. with, that we're following some other breaking news out of ukraine as well. we have a high level show of solidarity. the speaker of the house, nancy pelosi leaving a congressional -- on a surprise visit to kyiv. vowing to support the fight to the end. >> to say thank you for your fight for freedom and your frontier freedom and your fight is the fight for everyone. and so our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done. >> want to bring in david a nation's, global opinions columnist for the washington post joining us now. david, as always, it's good to see you my friend. let's talk through a few things here because i was speaking to a ukrainian problem ember yesterday. and i think she was predicting what she saw in the pipeline happening which is the politicization of the aid that the united states is landing to ukraine. we see at this point this is going to be an ongoing war an
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ongoing effort to help support them. and they are going to be billions and billions of dollars having to be thrown in to that country to help prop them up, proper ukraine military up. however, it seems as if this might be more politically tensions than it was before. how important do you see a visit from the speaker of the house is two lottery or a zelenskyy to ukraine amidst this pitch to get 33 billion dollars across the finish line, in aid to the ukrainians. >> the speaker's visit was a powerful symbol. she's the most high-ranking american that could visit kyiv during the war. and i'm sure that was meaningful to the ukrainians. she said a bout her visit, your fight is the fight for everybody in the united states. and i'm sure she means that. it would have been, i think, more impactful if she could've led a bipartisan delegation. if the speaker had broad not
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just democratic members of congress, as she did, but if you bought republicans. because the message that we need to send to ukraine is that this is our fight and we say our, we don't mean democrats only, we don't mean blue states. this is a fight for the united states as a whole. and it's really important that the message be sent. i think it'll be important to speak to members, i plan to do that this coming week. talk to republicans and just see, are republicans willing to speak out and say we support the ukrainian people, we support president biden 33 billion dollar aid package. we're really getting to a kind of confrontation now with russia. in which the solidarity of american political opinion matters. and it's a key part of our strategy going forward. bravo to speaker pelosi of having the courage to go there.
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and personally give witness, i just wish she'd been able to bring some republicans with her. >> it's such an interesting point, david, and one i didn't necessarily think of. we have seen bipartisan delegations visiting of course poland for, instance, to see the refugee crisis firsthand. especially when so many refugees were fleeing ukraine for safety in poland. do you think though that the speaker deliberately went with just democrats as a part of her delegation? >> so, it's just so soon after the visit and i need to do reporting before i give you and your viewers an answer. it's conceivable that, a trip as secure as this that this was unannounced and had to be very careful, very conscious of leaks maybe they felt that only a small trusted circle in these days in washington i'm sorry to say that is kind of along party
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lines maybe they felt that was the only secure way to do. it i don't know, pure speculation on my part. again, bravo to speaker pelosi for doing this, for bringing that message to kyiv and to president zelenskyy. but it's a message that needs to be bipartisan, republicans have to -- ukrainian people that they're part of this too. >> it's such a smart point. i want to read a little bit from your piece and the pentagon's phony plans to stave off any kind of nuclear attacks. from moscow. in a, you write this. the new weapons on the pentagon budget roster artist flashiest russia's much touted's hypersonic missiles but they will modernize the u.s.'s strategic arsenal after with some claim has been years of neglect. how could this help the strategy and kind of flush that out for us a little bit. if the untenable here happens. >> deterrence is that dreadful
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business. but of having a survival multifaceted array of nuclear weapons. that our modern, which are confident will work, we'll do with their -- command and control that can result in electronic warfare and cyberattacks that the people could develop. so the united states is spending more money to modernize its strategic forces, it's coming as we're seeing in ukraine war. threats of possible nuclear escalation by russia. russian officials for months now have been nuclear saber rattling. saying that this could end up being a crisis like the cuban missile crisis which as we all know is the closest that we or come to nuclear war since world war ii. i think this modernization of strategic forces essential. it's a grim business to be back
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thinking about nuclear war, the weapons that would be needed for nuclear deterrent. i'm sure it makes everybody uneasy. but it's a good thing that the pentagon is doing this, they're thinking of more modern missiles, more reliable. the minuteman missiles that are now protecting us, go back to the 1970s. these are 50 years old, some of them. so it is important that they be modern and reliable. there are spending, budget is at new strategic systems, that the flashy things as i said that the russians have announced hypersonic missiles. the senior people i talked to in the pentagon say, they sound exotic and super dangerous, they really don't make much difference. slightly reduced warning time for targets. but not much. they think that that spending is not wise and so for the moment, that's not where the
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money is going. >> i just want to leave folks with something that you wrote about a possible exit ramp for vladimir putin. just to kind of chew on as we're thinking about this war, this ongoing war in ukraine. and you're right, superpower sometimes lose ill-considered wore that i'm to the u.s. in vietnam and afghanistan. and in my view russia's faith in ukraine. the eggs around surely must look more attractive to putin now than it did several months ago. david ignatius is always great to talk to you and get your insight. on this. we appreciate it. >> thanks so much. >> all right so that everybody. the air force offering resources to help its members and their families affected in the wake of new anti-trans laws. the undersecretary of the air force is here with why the other branches need to follow suit if they want to be more combat ready. we'll be right back. ht back.
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for those who need them. joining me now, undersecretary of the air force, jean ortiz jones. secretary, thank you for joining us on this. we appreciate it. i kind of want to drill down here on the details of what exactly is being offered here to these families because of these anti-lgbtq laws. >> well, yasmin, thank you so much for having me on. i do want to clarify a couple of things right off the bat. one, the department of the air force does not have a position on these laws one where the other. and we certainly don't have a position on with the other services should do. the department of the air force is admitted to the health, -- of all of our service members and their families. so we want to clarify, for those folks that may be impacted by these laws, those service members and their families if they are impacted, these are the resources that would be available to you. they largely fall under what is called the exceptional family every program.
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so this is a department wide program. it's not -- to the department of the air force. it's traditionally been used, though, when service members or their dependents, in particular, have acute medical needs that may be a challenge in certain areas, where some of our bases are located. so for example, if their child has developmental challenges, or autism for example, they would flag the system. and they will be flagged as being part of the exceptional family member program. and we will take that into consideration, again, we want to make sure our service members and their family members have the health care that they need, or any other systems that they might need. we need our folks focused on the mission, and the challenge, and not focused on their children potentially not being given to health care. are >> offering things on a few different level. you have free counseling you would be offering to family members. mental health help as well. mental health support. and allowing actually, personnel to be reassigned to different states, if in fact
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they seek a safer environment for the families. why is it so important? and is this information being disseminated to each and every family member appropriately to make sure people understand what resources they have? >> we clarified this program does in fact apply to folks that may be affected by some of the state laws. so that information is shared throughout the force. again, being proactive, our commitment to all of our airmen guardians and civil servants that are interested to us, is that we care for them. and so making sure that, again, people know it is or is not available to them we wanted to ensure the people have been front formation. >> the washington post spoke to the wife of a marine there in texas who has to lgbtq kids. and once this policy to be
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extended to other parts of the military. is this something that you see possibly happening? >> so, in particular, the exceptional family every program is a -- wide program. i can't speak to exactly how the other services are going to manage this. but within the department of the air force, again, if a child was identified as potentially needing care, that would be difficult in a certain area, that would be considered and making a determination about where that service member should be assigned. >> undersecretary -- john ortiz john thank you thank you for joining us on the sunday. i want to get to a story we promised you last hour. it was involving a woman named tracy mirrors. she has been named valedictorian of her -- in illinois high school. 38 years after graduating, in 1984 tracy had the highest epa nicolas. she was also the first black
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student to achieve that are on our. instead of rightfully taking her places valedictorian, she was dubbed is one of the, top students, and forced to share that title with a white student. who's greats, by the way, we're not as good. tracey story is the subject of a new documentary called, no title for tracey. >> what is the definition of a title? the oxford issue mary says it's a name that describes someone's position or job. it was 1984 and tracey was a senior at springfield high school. she had the highest epa, and was set to be number one in her classic graduation. to the best of my knowledge, racism was a thing of the past. even back then. people like rosa parks and rightly to king junior headset on the bus, or stood up to the system and change it happened. but had it? george floyd's death in 2020 reignited conversations about equality, and diversity across the nation. and afternoon with the few
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girlfriends in springfield illinois -- brought something to my attention. >>, tracey it joining us now after patiently waiting. so sorry, oftentimes when the president speaks we have to go live of course the broadcast it to the world. we are so thank you that you stuck around. we absolutely love your story. and so happy you are sharing it now. with us. this is insane. so, you are at the top of your class, doing incredibly well. varsity athlete is, well cheerleader. member of the band, french club. you had it all, right? thought you were going to be number one. you walk into your guidance counselors class, or guidance counselor's office, i should say. and what happens? >> my guidance counselor told me that she had found the head counselor looking through the files, her files. and she couldn't figure out why. and she put a lock on her filing cabinet. she told me at the time to make
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sure that there wasn't tampering of any of the records. which row on paper back in the day. and i think she saw it, and then we later came to believe, that there were some things going on that -- were folks in the administration were trying to prevent me from being named the valedictorian of springfield high school class of 1984. >> had you ever experienced racism at all, that you had notice up into this point? in your experiences in school? >> night at springfield high school. i actually really enjoyed my years at high school. but there was an incident that happened when i was seven years old, actually. i was going to a brownie troop needing, that was back in champaign, illinois. and instead of being welcomed into the home of the troop leader, who was a white woman, i was actually forced to sit on
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the stoop of the house and so my mother came to pick me up. and so, at seven years old, i had no understanding of what was going on. but later, after that, my mother, a good friend's mother, her name is cory walker, i just saw her last weekend -- mrs. mcdonald, heather mcdonald's mother, created a new brownie troop that was welcoming of all of the little girls in my classroom. isn't it amazing as you get older, these memories that you might have felt blocked out, or didn't understand happening at the time, and then you think back and go, wow, that actually happened to me. and that was hurtful. but at the time i didn't really acknowledge or, recognize or understand what it meant. so now you're at this moment, i know your parents thought this thing way back when. it made no difference. but now the school is honoring you with this title a valedictorian. how did that come about? >> it came about because of the person you just on the clip, in
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the documentary. my sister, nicole florence, is a doctor. still lives in springfield. and she was one of the group of women in the trailer, and decided it was really important to tell the story. i think, i can't speak for my sister, because she has experienced, is experiencing, some of the kinds of issues around institutional discrimination in her own workplace. i actually wasn't particularly motivated to participate in the documentary, yasmin, i have to say. because as you said, visiting my 17-year-old self, today, is really difficult. and even, and i think especially when i have achieved i have, i don't really like going back to that time. but the outpour of support has been incredibly motivating, and
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validating. and i'm coming around to the importance of telling the story that so many other people have experienced back then, and actually today. >> tracey meares, valedictorian. whether it happened, then as painful as it was, you are now but i'm sure you always were, in the minds of so many that surrounded you. seeing your brilliance. thank, you and congratulations, tracey, and thank you for sharing your story with. us up next everybody, a senate candidate from ohio's extreme claim about president biden. >> if you wanted to kill a bunch of maga voters in the middle of the heartland, how better than to target them and their kids with this deadly fentanyl? >> even with a trump endorsement -- could be in trouble from a late surge and candidate who's no friends to the former candidate. stay with us. nds to the forme candidate. stay with us stay with us ♪
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an endorsement from the former president held j.d. vance surge into the league in ohio. but extreme conspiracies about president biden they might actually keep him there. so in an interview on friday with far-right present allen each impoverished, vance bizarrely accused president biden of killing maga voters in the heartland. with fentanyl coming over the southern border. telling listeners without evidence that it quote, does look intentional. it's not by the way the first time vance has leaned on these obscene lies about biden and the left to bolster his campaign. the question is, is that actually going to propel him to a win? because that's what he's angling for. with me now to discuss is ben campus our deputy political and -- then thanks for joining us on this. we have hershey aided. so here is like the overarching question, he saying these extreme things. these 12 conspiracy theories with no evidence to actually back it up. and you can't help but not be
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surprised because -- a never trumper and then he was seeking out trump's endorsement and in fact got it. so is this type of rhetoric, this talk, these conspiracy theories are they going to propel ohioans voters to the polls to vote in favor of him? >> so that's the question and i think you sort of framed why he's doing this really well. j.d. vance has the trump endorsement but the question is does he have the trump voters. certainly his republican rivals have been for weeks and months on the trail, on the ad airwaves attacking vance for using his past comments about donald trump, past criticism of donald trump to really question whether he has the trump bona fides. and so i think that's really what's behind the incendiary comments like this. vance is trying to make sure that he can hold down the trump voter, not just have the trump endorsements. >> so he's testing it? >> well i think he just, i
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think the question for the vance right now is. maybe these kinds of comments are not going to play well in a general election but if i don't get there that doesn't matter. so he's doing what he can to win those hard-core republican voters, the kinds of voters that supported president trump. who want their candidate to go into full-on warfare with joe biden and if they can get through the primary, then we'll figure the rest out later. >> ben, break down this new polling for me, the latest fox news poll is coming out of ohio republican senate primary. so you got j.d. vance getting the search, 23%, according to this poll. folks in favor of and that was after the endorsement from former president. he's obviously got a surge. no one really got a kick up. however matt dolan, little ways down the list there he got a little bit of a surge as well. and he certainly is someone who has in fact made it clear he will not kind of been to the former presidents winds. what is that saying about the ohio landscape and wet may be
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to come? >> well i think the main takeaway from that poll is the leader. it wasn't j.d. vance, it was a candidate named undecided. voters still are not sure who they want to vote for, there is this 25% chunk that's undecided. especially when you look at margins of error, 3% either direction. this is a candidate field at the top that is really muddy and it's because you have vance, mandel, gibbons and taken are all fighting for the pro trump elaine. so the question is where are those undecided going to break? if they break primarily for vance, that's good for him and i think that's why they're hoping the tremendous meant does. but dolan is sitting there making a different bet saying i think all of those folks are going to sort of tangle up at the top and split a large piece of the pie but a piece of the pie nonetheless. the trump voter. and dolan is hoping that there is enough looked over that establishing republican, the sort of anti trump's republican voters that may have back someone like report man that if he has delayed all to himself. then maybe he can jump the
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back. >> then cameras are, thank you, good to see you, ben. all right we're following some heated elements as well on the investigation into the insurrection after a protracted legal lawyer john eastman is expected to turn over more than 10,000 trump related emails to the january six committee. so this is happening at the guards reporting that the january six committee in fact is expected to deliver letters requesting voluntary testimony from a least a dozen cure republican lawmakers. including house minority leader kevin mccarthy who adamantly by the way refused to cooperate with the committee earlier this year. even after telling the public that he would. >> would you be willing to testify about your conversation with donald trump on january 6th, if you are asked by an outside committee? >> sure. next question. >> all of this of course unfolding with less than five weeks before the january 6th hearings are slated to begin as early as tonight with me now talk about all of this former
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u.s. attorney harry lippman. harry, it's great to talk to you about this. let's break all of this down. because you're still seeing voluntary testimony being asked for by the committee. my question is when you have folks on mike mccarthy publicly on the record saying yes the offer that but we know adamantly they are now against it. offering up an easter testimony. why are they still at the voluntary testimony phase of it for folks like that? >> it's always a touch tone that you try first. so they're setting up a subpoena which would be an aggressive move and possibly a legally controversial one. but they want to say first come in and by the way, it's essential now. mccarthy has made himself a part of the story with his conduct. so have at least a majority of these other 12. their task for the whole country and history is to tell the comprehensive story. you cannot do it now without mccarthy, who's already told his caucus that trump admitted fault for the events of january
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six. so it's just, they've got to now go to the wall with the first step is pretty pleased going to come in and cooperate and will do it the nice way. >> okay, so here's the thing. i guess one of the question of timing. are they going to have enough time if they want to issue a subpoena to get folks like mccarthy in? but if in fact they do, is there really a point to it because doesn't easterly seem like the doj's even acting on any corner florals at this point. >> yeah, there is a point. this is the shot the country is going to have to get a full story. and at a minimum that means they have to chronicle it was a big lie, they've got a chronicle how close we came as your pictures are showing now. and they've got to chronicle the everything they know about the involvement of the president and other elected officials. you cannot tell the story and how harrowing it is without it. so whether or not it eventually waits in a referral or a
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charges from the doj. they need to go forward with this part of it. >> what do you think the consequences are going to be of these public hearings? >>. ,,. ,, so it seems to me that if it's a current battle it's for the hearts and minds of a relatively small stratum in the middle of american society. but there are ottoman audience is now history i think. if push comes to some of the need to have the kind of document that we have after 9/11 or after kennedy was assassinated. to really lay out there everything we know and to the extent we don't know other things to explain why we don't. will it really change hearts and minds?
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they're trying to hard, they're trying to husband their dramatic points and unfurl them in different hearings in primetime. you know, fingers crossed. but even if it falls a little flat. history is the ultimate judge here and they've got to march forward for that reason. >> harry lippman, real quick here because it seems like the former president has of notably absence to solve this. his name so on and so far despite the fact that everything encircles him. do you expect that to change during this investigation? >> no. quick enough? i mean he's in the center of things and the easement stuff, one very quick point. eastman sounds like it's cooperating, he's not, he's stalling on the big document that shows a crime between him and trump. but i think they will probably say, you know, we're not going to do it. they didn't do it in the impeachment and hill stay in mar-a-lago. best guess. >> that's gas.
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book banning. another hot button issue -- during a contentious debate over tennessee bill that would require public school library and to submit a list of books titles for approval. a democratic representative pushed one of his gop colleagues to reveal the real and game when it comes to these book bans. >> let's say you take these books out of the library. what are you going to do with them? you are going to put the ministry? light them on fire? where are they going? >> -- >> i don't have a clue. but i would bring them. >> that's right, he said, i would bring them. that bill, of course, passed the tennessee house. my high five louis goes to president biden, for the latest small step in returning to normalcy to the white house and its relationship with the press. biden reviving the tradition of a president actually attending the white house correspondents dinner. the annual gathering of washington --
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the people who cover them. and for the first time since president obama, we got to see the commander-in-chief forced to play comedian for some good-natured -- >> this is the first time a president attended this dinner in six years. >> [applause] >> it's understandable. we had a horrible played, followed by two years of covid. everyone had to prove they were fully vaccinated and boosted. so if you are at home watching this and you are wondering how to do that just contact your favorite fox news reporter. they are all here. vaccinated and boosted. all of them. i'm not really here to roast the gop, that's not my style. besides, the nothing i can say about the gop that kevin mccarthy hasn't already put on tape. the republican seem to support
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