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president zelenskyy along with the congressional delegation that accompanied her to kyiv. she is now the highest ranking u.s. official to visit the war torn nation. pelosi held a news conference in neighboring poland and sent a clear message, america stands with ukraine. >> do not be bullied by police. if they're making threats, you cannot back down. that's my view of it, that you were there for the fight, and you cannot, you cannot fold to avoid. >> nbc news has learned president biden has spoke to pelosi after her visit. and thursday biden asked congress for an additional 33 billion dollars in aid for ukraine, putting for weapons and humanitarian aid. in a short time sent majority leader chuck schumer called for the package to also include punishment for russian oligarchs. >> we would be seizing the assets of the oligarchs who
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made their money from putin's illicit behavior in russia, and send a try to ukraine. and in the legislation of the 33 billion i will be adding provisions that allow us to go after the oligarchs, take their money, and send it right to ukraine. this is the kind of stuff we're talking about. yachts, manchin's. >> meanwhile, the realities of this will continue to play out on the ground. the un says that it's helping remove trapped civilians under that steel plant in mariupol. the associated press shot this video you're watching right now. some of the civilians evacuated at least 100 of them now headed to ukrainian-controlled territory that's according to president zelenskyy. nbc's cal perry is in kyiv ukraine. cal, talk to me about the significance of pelosi's visit to ukraine, and the response you're hearing from the leaders in kyiv? >> so, we have a little bit of a readout, if you like, from
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the president of ukraine, just a couple of hours ago. he said they spent over four hours sitting in that room, having discussions. part of it there wasn't for the visit very symbolic obviously. to have this video put out to the world showing american support physically here on the ground. this is a clearly clear time to come after the secretary of defense, and state as similar visits. but also it was a very functional meeting according to the president of ukraine. and he has said before world leaders come to visit that he doesn't just want them bring if he, wants them to bring substantial things. this delegation apparently brought news of further sanctions possibly on russia in the coming weeks, and of course, more weapons coming into ukraine. the discussion about weapons seems to center not just an anti aircraft weapons and the story of who controls the skies. it has been an important one in this war, but also that long-range artillery that we continue to hear so much about. those howitzers and the president said basically the defense of ukraine is now dependent on not only keeping the russians at bay, but in the east, starting to push them back. so, the meeting was functional on that and and then of course
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the senate was not lost on anybody here. alicia? >> this is one big piece of news this weekend. and above their big piece of news you and saying evacuations are underway in that steel plant in mariupol. what have you learned about what is unfolding on the ground there? >> so there were two evacuations this weekend. early on saturday, about 20 people were evacuated out, and that seem to have been now that we sort of see the video from tonight a trial run of what we saw today which is 100 civilians making their way out. off that steel plant area out from within the bunker complex that lies under that steel plant. they're gonna go to the city of zaporizhzhia this morning, where we hope to hear some more from folks who were able to get out we want to remind our viewers, thousands of people still and around that steel plant. there are still tens of thousands, it is believed civilians in the city of mariupol. and the fighting there continues to be incredibly heavy. in fact according to ukrainian government sources shortly after this evacuation took place the russians increased their shelling i should say, resumed their shelling of their
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area in and around that plan. this is really sort of month to have that siege, the fighting has been since the beginning of the war, but really in the last month's when russian forces sort of have made that stranglehold of that sort of eastern front, alicia. >> cal perry for us, and give ukraine. kyle, as always, thank you. and you call them from the washington post editorial board argues defeating russia requires a large scale american commitment. quote, putin's own remark that russia would make a lightning-fast response to unacceptable outside intervention is the sort of vague threat the u.s. can either give into nor ignore. it's worth accepting costs and taking risks, to make sure that russia fails. and it emerges from the conflict unable to wage such aggression again. joining us now, retired brigadier general peter zwack. he's the author of swimming the ball go, u.s. armies officers in three russia. you heard there speaker pelosi pushing back against russia,
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saying we cannot fold to a bully. how should the u.s. follow up on that commitment with action? >> good evening, alicia. yes, i think it's action with words. and that is in play along with allies and other like-minded nations. the bottom line is that we, the free minded world i would say, pushing back against an egregious aggression, that continues, that is turned into almost world war ii rumbling. both cities and atrocities against civilians. and basically, her visit, that of the secretary of defense and secretary of state, numerous international european leaders as russia, you've gone too far. get out. get back. we want to fight you. but we're going to support ukrainians to the hilt, and we're gonna help them get their country back. and i think that's all part of this.
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it's gonna take a lot of effort. it's gonna take a lot of expenditure and a lot of sacrifice. and sadly, these ukrainians remain the major bill payer in this, when it comes to sacrifice. but that's what we are against. and we're just gonna, i think the mariupol thing is a subset of what's gonna come next from the russian perspective, which we can talk a bit more, do your next question. >> tell me what you mean by that. >> yes, i think with the mariupol, you have here -- first of all, nothing happens for no reason. and there is a russian calculus, okay, we're gonna open up a brief humanitarian type, look, our campaign, they decided they want to do it and they held a line open for 48 hours. but what i also believe is that they're counting the clock. they look out a week, that's
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victory day, 9th of may. this is their big, big, big celebration, commemoration every year. and usually, they want to show a triumph. i was there, i was in moscow for 2014, and the triumph was that legal alex annexation of crimea. so i worry that mariupol, they've opened it so people have gone on. they've got the united nations and the red cross, and little bit of it, if you will, positive press for those who fall for it. and now, and where they're gonna go and try to crush the remaining resistance, because it looks like mariupol might be the only, if you will, big achievement that they show by that time if it does because the donbas eastern ukraine, is going, it's not going well for them. so that is still in play, and the south is inching along. but no major progress. in kharkiv remains a source. so, i fear for mariupol.
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they've gotten the people out. now, they go in and crush it. and i hope i'm wrong. i >> wanna take a listen to ukraine's ambassador talking to the u.s. about pelosi's visit this morning. take a listen. >> it was a special delight to see house speaker with a delegation in kyiv, meeting with our president. i think it's yet another sign of a very, very strong support that ukraine has seen from the united states. we feel and we know that americans, our brothers and sisters in this fight for freedom, for democracy. and as we are about to review here in the united states, the next package of support to ukraine, which president biden submitted recently to congress, i believe it's very symbolic that speaker pelosi visited ukraine. >> you have about 30 seconds left. your final thoughts? >> to me, -- okay, final thoughts based on
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that. we have to continue, again, who wants to fight russia directly? but, ukrainians need to have the means to take back their country. first thing, it should be no discussion of negotiation, or cease-fire until they're back, everybody is back behind the 2014 lines. and that's not enough. but this is a critical phase. and it's good to see this bigot. we have to be careful with our words, but we gotta give the means to ukrainians to press, if you will, back to those boundaries. and don't let the russians call it a premature cease-fire in negotiation. general, thank you for your time. still to come, the drip drip drip that could turn into a flood. what to expect next for the january 6th investigation. plus, we'll hear from congresswoman who met with the president to find the way to ease the burden of student loan
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folks, i'm not here to rose the gop. that's not my style. besides, there's nothing i can say about the gop that kevin mccarthy hasn't already put on tape. >> president biden, jabbing republicans last night. capping off a week of major bombshells in the january six investigation. putting new audio, revealing mccarthy's frustration with fellow republicans in text messages showing trump's chief of staff sending talking points to fox news host. meadows is fighting a 166 committee subpoena. his legal team released those -- to quote, vilify him. political reporting bears out all that evidence, just the tip of the iceberg. more than 10,000 pages of emails from john eastman are being handed over to the committee. eastman is the guy who wrote the instruction manual for trump's coup.
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there is also news of a public hearings set for june. congress men said they will expose the worst presidential political crime in american history. insider senior and order, katie tubman, washington post national political reporter -- and opinion columnist at the boston globe. it's good to see you all. rene, i'll start with you. there is so much evidence that we in the media, that the public has seen, regarding 16. there still is a need for a narrative that is going to string this all together, and put it in context. specifically, for americans who may not have been paying attention to every piece that has dropped bit by bit. how much power will these public hearings hold for the american people, and how does the committee make sure they get this right? >> you know, i think what it reminds me of is when i was a kid and my grandfather was
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glued to the television watching the watergate hearings. he wasn't the only american who was doing that. that is what drove home for many people in this country exactly what was happening with the nixon white house. we already know that what was happening with trump prior to january 6th, and on january 6th, was exponentially worse than anything nixon could've ever done. it's important to lay this out for the american people, for them to actually see, piece by piece what happened. but also, to watch republicans try to change that narrative. what is really vilifying them is their own words and their own actions. >> there's so much that has happened, again, i think the latest piece is these new john eastman emails. is there a different direction and which those emails take the committee? >> well, i think one of the larger connective issue pieces we're seeing is an attempt to show that the folks riding
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outside and scaling the walls of the capitol had the same aim, if not the same methodology of folks inside the white house. legislators inside of capitol hill. one of the things that the committee is trying to do -- the study drip drip of stuff, is to connect everything together. it is not just these screaming marching people on capitol hill. it is also elected legislators and people who are supposed to be serving the public interest. >> right, that has been the entire question about accountability. it had to come from those of the top, those who still have power. to that point, you have the former presidents chief that it makes sense that ivanka and jared have already spoken to the committee. take a listen. >> it's really important to remember that every relationship that my family has is transactional. every relation step is conditional.
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if it gets to the point where ivanka and jared feel that they are in more danger if they continue to defend their father, then they would be if they cooperated, then that is what will happen. with donald, what i don't think he understands is that his turning on them or other people's useless because he's the big fish that everybody is going after. >> katie, i want your thoughts on that. also, your sense of what we could expect from don jr.'s sit down with the committee? >> absolutely. i mean, what we are seeing is that the committee is going to come after you however they can. to hear that ivanka -- that allies close to trump, the closest of the trump allies, his family, members are speaking to the committee, that just proves that they're going to go to whatever lengths they need to to hear from however they want and to gather more information from what happened before january 6th, during and
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after. meadows is a perfect example of that. he is saying right now that he is being vilified because of the leaks of all the information that he did present to this committee. and then he stopped cooperating, then the subpoenas came, and now he's trying to walk against to it. it's not working right now. republicans need a trump or trove of information. he probably thought -- there's gonna be more pushback. but we're seeing right now is, hopefully, an opening for a lot of folks who are close to trump, even members of congress and lawmakers who are probably sitting back thinking they are untouchable at this moment. that is not going to happen. we're going to see more and more folks come forward. we already know that 900 interviews and depositions already happened. there are thousands upon thousands of documents that have been gathered. we can see it until the hearings coming up. this is a great sign that the committee is putting pressure. it's gonna have pressure put on them to have more folks come forward. >> here's the thing. i think you laid out
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brilliantly what we know the bipartisan committee is going to strive to do. at the same time that they are striving this june to lay out the case of what happened on january six, and in the lead up to january 6th the fall out of it how we make sure that this never happens again. there's gonna be a lot of noise from the republicans for who are not on that committee, trying to distract and paint a different story. is it possible to get out in front of that? >> i think the democrats, i think that the committee just has to stick to what it has. the committee has also its plan beat the clock with this investigation, because the midterm elections are about six months away. and they know that the house goes back into the gop hands, if that happens the investigation is gonna be over. so they've got to be watching the clock while they're doing this. and the republicans are gonna do with the republicans do which is to distract which is to try to pull peoples attention away. but it's all coming out, the facts are coming out. and that's the thing, it's not
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the sort of hearsay, we are hearing these people in their own voices. we're seeing the text messages that they have written, and so, the republicans will, as i said, they will distract. but the committee simply has to go about doing its work, and stay on track. they can't get distracted by trying to defend the republicans, or friend of weather publicans are saying. all that matters is exposure, and what the americans see, that the president of the united states and his allies tried to overthrow an election and a democracy. >> cleve, i want to get about a minute left. always remind of your that this is happening on multiple tracks, you have both what is happening on the 16 committee, and you also have doj's investigation. your sense of where that is tonight? >> you know, i think that, like you said, they're moving along parallel tracks. i don't know of any updates that have been recently from the doj. i guess it all depends on what
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comes out next from the committee. >> kadia, cleve, rene, thank you all so much for taking time to be with us. i'll talk with congressman eric swalwell on all of these developments and what to expect from those public hearings in june, that is at the top of the hour right here on msnbc. >> next, inside the talks to help americans buried under student loan debt. congresswoman met with the president to discuss options. and he's here with me, next. options options and i've been taking prevagen on a regular basis for at least eight years. for me, the greatest benefit over the years has been and also think more clearly. and i enthusiastically recommend prevagen. it has helped me an awful lot. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. i started screening for colon cancer because of my late husband jay. i wish he could have seen our daughter ellie get married,
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stab at the struggles, the real struggles facing millions of americans, student debt. there are 43 million americans with student loan debt in this country. debt that when you factor an interest, is nearly impossible to pay off, at least for most. the reality is that the president is working to address that. >> i am considering dealing with some debt reduction. i am not considering $50,000 debt reduction. but i'm in the process of taking a hard look of whether or not there are, there will be additional debt forgiveness. and i will have an answer on that in the next couple of weeks. >> the president expected to make a decision on for giving some student loan debt in the coming weeks. he met with the congressional hispanic caucus last week, to discuss how to go about it. california congressman tony cárdenas were among those who met with biden. he joins us now. congressman, i'm just so happy that we are now at a point where we are talking about student debt, and actual policies to address this. so i think we need to
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acknowledge the work that outside organizers have done, to bring us to this moment, or this problem, this front and center, and getting the attention it deserves. you, according to nbc news, had two big proposals for the president. extending the moratorium on student loan payments, and for giving at least $10,000 in debt for students. the latter of which is what we're hearing a lot of bust out, before we get into your meeting with the president, talk me through both of those proposals. >> it's a pleasure to be here with you, alicia, and to talk about these two -- there's two basic things. this presidency, there's a moratorium on student debt, when the pandemic hit. and i asked them if you could extended to the end of the year, and the other asked was to forgive at least $10,000 of student debt to all of these people across our great country going forward. and i asked him those questions, and he responded positively. >> so congressman, before i ever get to the pushback that
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we know we're going to hear from republicans on this question, i do want to ask you, there are advocates who really, legitimately wanted to see 50 k in debt relief. what do you say to them about the value of the $10,000? to them abou the value of the 10, 000, if it's 10, 000, 15 or 20. in our meeting, the president smiled immediately and said, first of all, when it comes to extending it, i've extended it before. you're gonna like what i do next. i said, well, how about $10,000 or more of student loan forgiveness? once again, he smiled and said tony, i'm working on it. we are gonna like what i do. i've known about biden before he became president. he's a man of his word. he gave us all the answers we wanted to hear. he is going to do something and it's gonna be significant. is it gonna be up to 50,000? possibly. >> i like that you are keeping hope alive on 50,000. when i asked you ten, you responded 15, 20, 25, keep that number as high as possible.
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some of the biggest names in the gop, i don't need to tell you this, not fans of these proposals. republican senator, mitt romney, tweeted it is a bribe by democrats to do better in the polls. here's what florida's governor has to say about it. >> why would to make a truck driver or a waitress or a construction worker pay off the debt for somebody that did a phd program and gender studies? >> as a gender studies major, i take particular inside to that. congressman, that is despite the fact that borrowers and florida are sitting on an average of $35,000 in student debt. those are the pushback, though, that we're going to hear. this idea that these are handouts to upper class individuals or people who made what are going to be framed as bad choices, bad investments. walk us through how you push back on those lines of attack? >> i will tell you why, there's
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no short itch of republicans today who have that idea of how to help our local economy and help the people who are working the hardest. let me tell you, i didn't hear any word from those two people when then president trump gave the biggest forgiveness to the richest, wealthiest businesses in america by keeping the biggest tax cut ever. i didn't hear any of them complaining about mismanaging or that is wrong. what we're talking about here, what a difference a president makes. we're talking about president biden who already put a moratorium on student debt so that people could get through this pandemic. secondly, he's talking about positively affirming that he is going to give some loan forgiveness to the average worker in america, the person who actually went to college to further their education, better themselves and our country. i hear republican say things like that. i say, you know what, you do you. the bottom line is this, we are going to pack this president to do the right thing and that is why. what a difference the president makes. >> here's another point,
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congressman. when we have this conversations people think it's just about relief for the borrowers. when in reality, we live in a much more complex economic reality where what happens to those for a worse has ripple effects through our entire economy. >> yes, it absolutely does. when we met with the president hispanic caucus, we talked to him about good paying jobs. we talk to him about student debt. we talk to him about education in general. we talk to him about the things that our kitchen table things that every american would love for their government to do. during the tough times we've seen in 100 years when it comes to this pandemic, can you please give us a little bit of relief? that's what we've been trying to do with the american rescue plan, which only happened after president biden became president. under trump, trump said no way, we're not giving relief to local governments, we're not giving relief to people at the kitchen table. we're just gonna look at giving relief to the biggest corporations in america. that is the difference between donald trump and president biden.
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when the democrats are in charge, as we are right now, we're crushing policies across the house of representatives and trying to get as much as we can under the presidents desk so he can sign it. when it comes to student debt, that is something the president acknowledges he has the right to do with his signature. he's looking forward to doing a really soon. >> congressman, once we have the presidents proposal, given that he has told you just how happy are going to be with it, i want you to come back so you could react to whatever it actually is. thank you so much for your time. next, what life is like for ukrainian refugees who are entering this country. later, the two big lies that republican voters will fall far for the midterms. fall fa for the midterms (vo) verizon is going ultra! for the midterms
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once they're on american soil. joining us now, tina kraus, president and ceo of upwardly global. tonight, in order to reach that goal, resettling 100,000 ukrainian refugees, people in the united states have to sponsor them. i know you've been working to find some of those sponsors. talk us through what it takes to be a sponsor, and how your organization goes about finding people who are willing and able to take on this role. >> in order to be a sponsor, you need to be a legal resident of the united states. you need to financially support a family, our ukrainian family, for up to the two year period. that doesn't mean that the ukrainian families come to the united states they will have access to services, they will have access to work authorization. that is simply part of the security parameters for people to support. i would say there's a huge amount of interest in families and the united states supporting. you mentioned 78%. --
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we're seeing an upsurge in the community, whether the community based organizations, or people who want to support family and friends coming here. i would say the interest is significant. it is a really exciting time to be launching a sponsorship program. >> the interest is significant. after receiving sponsorship in the u.s.. what part of the process does not look like? >> we have to remember, 90% of ukrainian refugees are women and children. the other piece of this puzzle is ukraine's a fourth most educated country in the globe. it ranks 13th in terms of the most educated and professional education. 60% of ukrainian women or college educated. one of the myths that we try to debunk is that this is a community that is going to need a hand out. they are also gonna be looking for a hand up. this is for the individuals to
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integrate into the workforce. some of the challenges they face, we worked with these individuals who have come here to establish their lives. we also know what that looks like for individuals who have college degrees, who were professionals in the home country and are looking to start over. oftentimes they don't have a social stay fee net. oftentimes they don't have a network of individuals that they can help navigate how to go back into a career. oftentimes they have to understand how they're credentials fit into the u.s. labor market, and what we see is people then start from scratch. they start from the bottom. instead of taking on the job that align with their skill level. that's what we're hoping doesn't replicate itself this time around. >> gina, cough or we go. is someone is watching and they would like to sponsor an individual or family, where they start? >> so we are partnering with the organization, welcome dot us. you can go to welcome dot us website, you can click should become a sponsor. you can fill out information that will allow you to verify
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those two things i mentioned before. and then you would also need to work with an organization to identify a family to sponsor with. you can contact any refugee. -- you can contact upwardly global. >> gina, thank you for being here and walking us through this. next, the live that simply will not tied that republicans think enough voters will buy it to help them defeat democrats in the midterms. next, congresswoman eric swalwell, where the january six investigation stands and why the public -- hearings in june are gonna be worth watching. n june are gonna b worth watching worth watching otezla. it's a choice you can make. otezla is not an injection or a cream. it's a pill that treats differently. for psoriasis, you can achieve clearer skin with otezla. for psoriatic arthritis, otezla is proven to reduce joint swelling, tenderness, and pain. and the otezla prescribing information
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>> trevor noah at last week's correspondents dinner pokes fun at republicans. the parties nonstop need to use immigrants to score political points. noah alluded to texas governor, greg abbott, busing migrants to d.c.. now they're attacks on immigrants are colliding with another gop greatest hit. claims of voter fraud. new york times reports that republicans, more than a dozen states are claiming without envy and vince, of course, that undocumented immigrants are committing voter fraud. this is all but a widespread problem in u.s. elections. associated press refute the 2020 election and found fewer than 500 cases of possible
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fraud total across six of battleground states where trump disputed the results. the ap finding those cases could not have changed the outcome in trump's favor. times also created a memo that says gop is creating a mauve map -- with me now, sean morale a story ill, active director for voting rights at the brennan center for justice. sean, we've heard both lines of attack. we've heard both lines of attack combined right back in 2016. you had trump saying that there's gonna be undocumented immigrants voting for hillary clinton. it is just an absurd idea that truly has no grounding in reality. >> that is correct. it has no ground again reality. it is a complete falsehood, fabrication, as are all claims of widespread voter fraud of any kind. it's really a shame that we continue to hear people spread these lies because they
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undermine the public's faith in elections, when it is completely unjustified. >> they undermine the public's faith in elections and also serve to demonize immigrants and make an already complicated debate even more complex by adding lies into the mix. the brendan center for justice to the poll of election officials who reported threats and a need for more support at the federal and local levels. the poll found quote, one in six election officials experienced threats because of their job. 77% say they feel these threats had increased in recent years. i have to tell you, we have interviewed some of these officials on this program. they say the same. how two campaigns still push this big lie about voter fraud, how is that all exacerbating this and one of the solutions to make sure that these election officials feel safe? >> well, the reason why people keep pushing it, i think, this
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because it seems to appeal to a segment of the population that wants to believe that the last election was rigged. they want to believe the conspiracy theory. it appeals, as you point out, to the notion of -- the feelings of xenophobia and racism that are underlying a lot of the lies about non citizens across -- noncitizen sporting. it really is having all of these lies that undermine our elections. they're having the effect on election day. they are being attacked and threatened and villainized, one in so many ways they really were the heroes of 2020. they were the reason we were able to have a safe and secure election during a pandemic. the way that we fix this is, first of all, to fight back against the lie. call out for what it is. not let people get away with making this nonsense up about our elections. we need to give the support to
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our election officials that they deserve. we need to give them the planning of resources to run elections. we need to treat them like the public servants that they are. >> the brennan center for -- legislators in 27 states have introduced brief filed or carried over 250 bills with restrictive provisions. your basic biggest concern as we head into midterms. >> i concern this year is absolutely the trend of passing restrictive voting legislation continuing. but actually, i think the other trend continuing this year from last year is a trend of laws that are aimed at undermining the electoral process itself. putting more control over elections in partisan hands. we have people running for the office of election officials that are themselves election denialist, people who claim the last election was rigged. my concern is people are going to continue to lose faith in our democratic system, when i think 2020 prove to us that we have a resilient, healthy, free
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and fair democracy in this country. people need to believe that if it's going to continue to be that free and fair democracy that it is. i worry that people hear these lies and misinformation and they let it undermined their fate. they don't continue to believe in the system that we he have had going for a long time in the u.s.. >> sean, thank you for being with us. next, climate change, more than rising waters and fierce or storms. it could also lead to a bigger, far deadlier pandemic than covid. the atlantic's -- explains why. in moments, congressman eric swalwell on where the 16 investigation stands. public hearings in june could be a game-changer for the democracy watch. pelosi takes a stand for democracy, vowing u.s. support for ukraine until putin us defeated. a new hour of american voices straight ahead. f american voice straight ahead
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this pandemic over. there's a risk for another. climate change could fuel devastating outbreaks. my next guest, quote, the planetary network of viruses and wildlife is rewiring itself right now. all we thought we understood the rules of the game, again and again, reality sat us down and taught us, that's not how biology works. joining us now, the staff writer for the atlantic, ed.
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this study explains how global warming forces animals to move out of their habitats and happen counters with different species. how does this post threats to animals and human health? >> so, as you said, animals will be forced to relocate to new places to track the changing climate is that we have been inflicting upon the planet. as they do, that species that never previously coexisted will suddenly and counter each other for the first time. the virus says that those species uniquely harbor will get chances to jump into new hosts and that increases the risk of new diseases occurring in not only these animals, but eventually in ourselves. the studies that you mentioned, shows that these events are happening at an increasing pace. an alarming degree. first of all, to a degree that is already going on and can be difficult to stop. this is the era that we have
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found ourselves and through our own actions, one where the risk of pandemics is greater than it was before. >> you write that the study simulation quote, revealed that million viruses have already been dramatically reshuffle to a degree that is likely unable to be undone, even if all carbon emissions seized tomorrow. at this point than, what can be done to prevent this from getting worse? >> yes, so firstly, it's one thing that there are obviously many good reasons for -- to store future carbon emissions. that's not gonna be the thing that stops this process from happening. it's already well underway. we therefore need to prepare. we need to acknowledge that we live in a future where sadly, the events of the last three years might well happen again and before we're ready for it. we constantly go through the cycles of panic and neglect where a crisis happens and then once it starts to abate, as is now happening, people forget and investment false, attention false away. we can't afford to do that now. we run -- we live in an era where the
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risk of something like covid is just part of the background of our lives. it will happen again. we need to be ready. we need surveillance systems, when it vaccines to be produced and ahead of time. most of, all we need a public strong health system. strong health care system and a strong social safety net. all three of which we are missing at the start of this pandemic. use this lull, this chance to rebuilt to get ready for whatever comes next. >> you write that one of the co-others, global change biologist at georgetown university. carlson told you, the moment to stop climate change from increasing viral transmission was 15 years ago. as you said, the fact that we mix that window doesn't mean there isn't good reason to continue to do this. it does strike, me though, that you have leaders of a major political party who didn't understand or by or were willing to communicate around the reality and science of this virus. the same people who are not willing to confront the reality
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of climate change. given those two barriers, how then do you move this conversation forward? >> it's very difficult. i think everyone is swimming against the current here. partly, as you say, because in some ways we are weaker than we were before with covid. we have legislation that makes it difficult for people to pass basic public health measures, like mandates, quarantine procedures. there's a lot of distrust and disinformation out there. i'm not sure we have a choice. it's gonna be difficult. but we do need to consider that these problems that we're facing, climate change, the risk of pandemics, this mass extinction of our wildlife, they are all part of the same problem. unless we can muster the collective will on both sides of the political spectrum to really address it, we are going to be in trouble. we're going to see more of what happened over the last three
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years. if we revert back to the previous normal. normal led to what we're seeing now, and we need to create something better. >> something more resilience, ed young, thank you for your time. a new hour of american voices begins right now. >> this hour, going public. the 1/6 committee says it will hold eight hearings at the capitol, vowing there will be a game-changer. in moments we're gonna ask congressman eric swalwell what that means? also this hour, surprising ukraine speaker of the house makes an announce visit to ukraine, bringing a delegation with her to take a solid stand for democracy, sending a message to putin in the process. plus there's an anti-immigration movement on youtube it has been birthed by white supremacists talking points. how is this happening? and raising the curtain on the american dream, a co-writer of a new musical, and the message
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she hopes a generation of dreamers will hear. let's begin this hour with how january 6th appears to push republicans to the brink, in calls for accountability ultimately morphed back into a piecing the former president. in the end, it all boils down to power, and what it takes to hold on to it? today, we learned senate minority leader mitch mcconnell told authors of the new book, this will not pass, the tea refused to risk his leadership role by confronting the former president. the book also reveals senator lindsey graham lashed out at trump, during the capitol attack. but we know he voted against convicting the former president. here is moore what coauthor jonathan martin shed today on meet the press. >> lindsey graham he is extremely angry. his almost shouting down the capitol police, as they try to address the u.s. settlers, demanding they take action. forcefully, we capture the capitol, and in the same moment, he gets on the phone.
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