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good day, everyone. this is "andrea mitchell reports" in washington. in a few hours, the senate will vote on a measure legalizing abortion nationwide. the vote is certain to fail against united republican opposition. the democrats' strategy is to get every senator on the record against giving women a choice. moments ago, joe manchin telling reporters he will vote against the motion. this as politico reports justice alito's draft opinion overturning roe v. wade is the only one being circulated so far. a likely indication, according to sources, that none of the
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five opposing roe have changed their minds. in the war on ukraine, the house last night approved $40 billion in additional aid. the senate set to vote on that package next as russia appears to be gaining ground in controlling more parts of the donbas region in the east. mixed results for donald trump in key republican primaries last night. one trump-backed candidate lost in nebraska's race for governor. another won in west virginia's house primary, defeating a fellow republican congressman who voted to create the january 6 committee and in favor of the trump opposed bipartisan infrastructure bill. what does that mean? we have some answers coming up. first, a fight over roe v. wade. joining us, ali vitali, ruth marcus, part of the successful "washington post" team, winning the pulitzer in public service,
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and also former democratic senator claire mccaskill as well as a.b. stoddard. a great panel. start with you, ali. the vote is going to fail. manchin will vote against it. it's not even a united democratic front. anti-abortion democrat senator casey has changed his mind importantly. some senators are facing tough re-election. are they also, democrats, put on the spot? the point is to put republicans on the spot. >> the point is to put republicans on the spot, but also so people know where people stand going into the midterm elections. that's the goal behind what chuck schumer is trying to do here. you talk about how this is going to fail in bipartisan fashion. basically, the same thing that happened in february, the last time the women's health protection act stood at this point on the precipice of a vote. casey at that point did vote to
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advance it, at least allow the senate to debate it. manchin, of course, stuck with republicans on this. it looks like those are how the stakes are going to shake out again. the larger points is there had been ideological back and forth between whether it was better for this vote to be on a bill that was a little more watered down and potentially get the support of two pro-choice senators in collins and murkowski. ultimately, democrats went the other route with a more tooth-filled bill on the women's health protection act that would codify roe's protections and then some. they are not going to get murkowski and collins on this. what it is now going to be is 49 democrats voting for it. 51 other senators, joe manchin and republicans voting against it. then they are going to look to the states. at the federal level, i think all of us who are here know this, there's really not much more that can be done outside the halls of congress. even the white house is constrained on this. everyone who i talked to in
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reproductive advocacy groups, everyone says it's a battle fought in the states and that what it could shake out as is those more than two dozen states that have trigger laws are going to look very red, very restricted, very conservative after this court decision. other states that are a little bit more accessible are going to be places that see women and childbearing people flood to them. the haves and have nots are going to look stark on the map. >> senator mccaskill, your reaction to these likely no votes? joe manchin just now in the hallway describing his decision to oppose it. >> the bill we have today to vote on, women's health protection act -- i respect people who support it but make no mistake, it's not roe v. wade
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codification. we should not divide further than we are. it's the politics of congress that's dividing the country. they are telling us what they want. it's disappointing that we will be voting on a piece of legislation which i will not vote for today. >> claire mccaskill, your reaction? >> he had a big loss last night. he went all in for the more moderate republican candidate in a congressional primary in west virginia. his candidate didn't even come close. trump's candidate was dominant in that election. also keep in mind that we have always known, because of mitch mcconnell -- i'm not going to tell you he won't change his mind if they take the senate. i'm not going to sit here and say mitch mcconnell will always respect the filibuster. but blowing up the filibuster, susan collins and lisa murkowski being part of that, even though they have voted with democrats many times on the issue of
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choice, it was just always unlikely. it switches to the states. here is where the democrats have an opportunity. my state is a good example. very extreme laws will go into place the moment roe drops. no rape or incest exceptions. young women who are brutalized by members of their own family and impregnated will have no way to terminate that pregnancy. that is how the republicans lose in november. >> ruth, let's talk about that. also the protests at the homes of justices alito, roberts and kavanaugh so far. senator collins has been calling police after getting threatening messages, also a sign in chalk outside their home on the sidewalk. this whole atmosphere, senator manchin is decrying the politics. politics didn't start in congress. they are there now. >> they are there now. i think one of the things that we have seen over the last few
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weeks is that a court ruling saying we're going to return this issue to the democratic process and to voters isn't going to settle the abortion wars or calm things down. it's just going to inflame things further. i would say that in terms of protests, either at the homes of lawmakers or the homes of judges and justices, i think this is two things. first of all, as a moral matter, it's the wrong way to proceed. i know how strongly people feel about the right to abortion. i do as well. i don't think that going to people's houses, scaring their families is the right way to go. i also think in this situation it's entirely likely to be counterproductive with justices and with senators like susan collins. >> let's talk about the politics then, in terms of midterm
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politics. could this push by republicans to outlaw abortions backfire in the midterms? in louisiana, they are talking about criminalizing it for the patient herself. >> it's going to depend whether or not people who weren't engaged in this midterm, weren't going to be drive ton the poldr over immigration and inflation, it's a good chance they will. the point of holding a show vote when you know you can't advance policy is to make a political statement. to maximize your advantage, which democrats have because the country is with them on this issue. you put forward a bill that you can get joe manchin at least to support procedurally and that you can get two republicans to support, who are pro choice. a simple bill codifying roe. if not, if you put something as
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expansive as they plan to, you put the advantage back on the side of the republicans who get to talk about third trimester abortion and you divide your own caucus and you unite republicans. i don't see the point. i'm with joe scarborough on this. >> mitch mcconnell suggested everything was open or he left that door open to having a vote if they retake the senate. then just yesterday he said he would not do that if they retake the senate. would not mess around with the filibuster. but they messed around with the fiibuster on supreme court justices. what do you think would happen if they retook the senate? >> both parties have messed around with the filibuster. >> started with harry reid. >> yeah. it started with lower court judges under harry reid. the question is, will the filibuster finally go away? obviously, there's a great
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amount of support in the democratic party for that to happen. mitch mcconnell has been an institutionalist. he has had the support of his caucus. let's just say, for example, that these extreme candidates win. if the republican nominee in missouri wins, they are going to be all about blowing up the filibuster to make abortion illegal everywhere in the country, including, no exceptions for rape and insist. how does mitch mcconnell manage that caucus if he doesn't just have cruz and hawley but the majority of his caucus trumpers who are being pushed to be against mitch mcconnell and being pushed to enact really extreme laws? it will be interesting to see if they take the senate. i hope they don't. i hope their extremism causes them problems in november and allows the democrats to hold on to their majorities. >> ruth, i want to ask you about the supreme court and the ethics issues, the lack of popularity of the court, which is showing
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up in the polls. the whole question of clarence thomas' wife and the way she advocated for the 2020 election to be overturned, texting the tests to mark meadows, the former chief of staff, should the court be the only court in the land that takes care of its own ethics or should there be oversight? >> there's a law that requires the justices to recuse themselves if their impartiality can be questioned. it's a law without teeth. it would very much behoove the justices to think about ways to get in front of the issue. the supreme court is very complicated, because under normal circumstances when a judge steps aside, there's another judge who can come in and take his or her place. that's not true when you have justices. there's nobody here really under current law or circumstances can
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review them. they are the bosses of themselves. this is a complex question. i think the chief justice has a big problem on his hands, a problem that was illuminated by the reporting about clarence thomas' wife but made worse by the leak of the opinion that really just continues to bring down the respect of the court in the public eye. >> just a little footnote. susan collins and murkowski have their own bill which would just codify roe v. wade and not be as sweeping, they say, as the women's protection act, which is being voted on today. that's why they are no votes as well. thanks very much to claire and ruth and ali on capitol hill and a.b. bad news on inflation. it's up again, higher than expected. the increase has cooled off slightly from last month. according to the april consumer
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price index just out this morning, goods and services were up by .3% in april. still rising at an 8.3% annual rate over last year. uncomfortably high. joining us now is dominic chu. make some sense out of this. >> what it basically means is that consumers are going to still be dealing with uncomfortably high inflation for some time. like you said, things may be cooling off a little bit. the number that has some experts more concerned is the core rate of inflation. that's the price -- that's the pace of price increases when you strip out the effects of food and energy costs. those food and energy prices tend to be more volatile in nature than other parts of the consumer spending spectrum. the problem is, stripping out those prices, everything else is still going up by a higher amount than economists were predicting. one of the big drivers today was the cost of housing. that's disturbing. shelter costs make up a third of the consumer price index, that
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cpi. they rose at their fastest pace since 1991, up by 5.1% on a year over year basis. in and of itself, price increases for goods and services, we know, are not bad if wages are going up at a similar pace or growing at a faster clip. that is not the case right now. average hourly earnings are up a fairly impressive 5.5% over the last year. when you factor in inflinflatio those so-called real wages have actually now fallen by 2.6%. workers are now behind the curve. you did ask about a little bit about the overall picture. for consumers, at least for the near term, be prepared for elevated prices at the pump, higher air fare and travel costs. used car prices are starting to cool. new car prices are on the rise. by the way, on the food front, i'm not sure what the menu
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planning is in many households, but poultry and eggs are much more expensive given bird flu outbreaks. ham and pork prices did fall. take that for what it's worth. >> okay. my menu choice as well as inflation numbers and a full explanation. we love having you. thank you. we will talk to florida voters later about how the rising prices are affecting them with shaq brewster. ukraine's president said his forces are pushing the russian military back. can they hold the territory they have taken? you are watching "andrea mitchell reports." this is msnbc. is msnbc. riders! let your queries be known. uh, how come we don't call ourselves bikers anymore? i mean, "riders" is cool, but "bikers" really cool. -seriously? -denied. can we go back to meeting at the rec center? the commute here is brutal. denied. how do we feel about getting a quote
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just say “watchathon” into your voice remote to add a channel or streaming service. the house passed a $40 billion aid package that would provide military and hu humanitarian aid. that now heads to the senate where it's expected to be approved. the mayor of mariupol is warning that 10,000 people from that city could die by the end of the year if they are not rescued, calling that humanitarian situation catastrophic. at the vatican today, two wives of unknown fighters in the mariupol steel plant begged pope francis to help get their husbands out, pleading, please, don't let them die. kelly cobiello is in ukraine. tell us about this video we have.
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>> just yesterday, one of the fighters inside the plant took pictures, some disturbing pictures, actually, of men that he says are wounded soldiers, ukrainian soldiers who have been fighting in the plant now for weeks. you see in these pictures men who are injured, some very badly injured, dirty bandages, horrific conditions under the plant. some who have lost limbs. it's not clear if they lost those limbs, when they were seriously injured like that, if this was a couple weeks, if it was longer. clearly, a very, very difficult situation medically for those wounded soldiers beneath the plant. some estimates, according to the fighters under the plant, put the numbers at 600. the fighter who took these
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pictures said that he corresponded with nbc over the past couple of hours, and he said that the -- in one of the russian bombings, a field hospital they had was destroyed, surgical equipment was destroyed. they need basic medications like antibiotics. describing a dire situation. pleading again for those people to be evacuated. we have been in touch with a woman whose husband is under that plant. we heard from her again today. she said that she hasn't had a text from her husband. she said all she can do now is wait for a miracle, that's her husband's only option now. >> kelly, that tragedy there continues worse and worse. joining us now is barry mccaffrey. it's great to see you in person. it's great to have you here on this coast. let's talk about reporting from
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"the new york times" today pointing out for all the talk about how slow and really incompetent the russian advance has been, first toward kyiv, now in the east and south, they have made advances in donbas. they have taken more territory than they had initially. so far, are managing to hold on to a lot of that. >> no question. russian force is massive. it's 95 or more, the tank combat teams. they have a lot of artillery. they decisive air superiority. they are afraid to not follow orders. this is going to be a brutal war. these brave soldiers -- ukrainian soldiers in mariupol are going to have to fight to the death. >> clearly, that's exactly what's happening. the head of national intelligence said yesterday at a hearing was that this is going to be a long, protracted war. they will grind it out, both sides. >> yeah. i listened to that all morning. richard haas said the same
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thing. i'm not sure that's the case. there's two things in action. the ukrainians are not going to politically accept losing a third of their country and all the coastline and the black sea. the second thing is, as long as congress continues to provide support, if we give them the high technology they need in terms of jamming and the other advanced technology we are sending in there, i think the ukrainians have a good chance to push these people out of their country. simultaneously in the background, putin's rusia is going to collapse, that includes the war making industry. i'm more optimistic a year out than in a short run in the next 90 days. >> can they survive? can the ukrainians survive not just militarily but the food supplies, everything else that they need? the humanitarian cost, 12 million people are displaced. >> yeah. i think you touch a key point. the economy is collapsed in ukraine. somebody is going to have to
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feed them and provide the resources in terms of power generation that they need to continue. the country is a viable entity. congress has to stay with this. the administration has to stay with this and tell the russians, we won't lose interest after a year. if that's the case, again, i think ukrainians have the guts and the manpower, by the way. manpower ratio is about even. >> that's astonishing. >> well, they called up territorial reserve, 200,000 troops who are fighting as a regular army. the russians, to my astonishment -- dod is stating they have lost 25% of their combat force. they don't have the manpower to sustain those levels of casualties. russia is left with air superiority and artillery. the next step is, we have to give them a more effective air defense. >> in addition to the air defense, what about circling
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back to an early argument, what about jets? >> i thought that was a shiny object. mig 29 are old generation fighters. they require a 7,000 foot runway. you can locate them. you can bomb them. i think the more appropriate and useful technologies are air defense. the system is in there, an old soviet system. it's very effective. the stingers are effective up to 11,000 feet, as long as we continue to supply enough of them. they do have a challenge on mid-range and high-range. these russians are firing those missiles from inside russia or out at sea off a russian navy ship. they are striking hundreds of miles away. >> should they go more on offense? they have done, of course, some with the sinking of the ship. should they do lightning raids? they have the ability to do what
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they did with that helicopter attack on the fuel depot a month ago, it was extraordinary. >> i think they will be reluctant to get inside russia with strikes. they're going to do some. if they did them in a major way, they will infuriate putin and intensify his decision to go vertical escalation on the war. the ukrainians have been offensive in their tactics, certainly north of kyiv. they drove the russians out. they didn't just pull back. they were taking so many casualties. that was dismounted warfare. now we are fire and maneuver. we are talking battalions trying to counter the russian artillery force. it's a different war. it's a very tough one. we have to have a qualitative edge. i worship the tanks.
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they need long-range rocket fire. i'm sure the administration is struggling with this notion of, we don't want to be belligerent, enter the war directly. but we have to accelerate the production of high technology in the ukrainians' hands. >> and the training. >> well, that's another point. good point. secretary austin i'm sure is very concerned about the rate at which they can absorb this stuff. i've had high tech dumped on me as a division commander. i tell people, they all take weeks to figure out how to integrate them into your system. some of these artillery systems, watching their fire, are being badly done. there will be two guns completely out. it's going to take time for them to get this technology, train up their sergeants and get them into action.
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mixed results for former president donald trump after last night's primary battles in west virginia and nebraska. mooney beat out mckinley. mckinley had voted for the january 6 committee and the bipartisan infrastructure bill that trump opposed. trump saw the first loss of his 2022 endorsements in nebraska after pillen defeated herbster. joining us now is mark murray, phil rucker and in philadelphia yamiche alcindor. mark, to you. the president is now not
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pitching a perfect game when it comes to 2022. it's early in the season. what was surprising, if anything, last night? >> i'm guilty of this. we often get caught up in the donald trump endorsement win/loss record and lose sight of the overall transformation of the republican party today. you are right, charles herbster ended up finishing second in the republican primary but came within three percentage points of being able to win. this is somebody charged credibly of multiple groping allegations, of which he denies. we look in west virginia. someone who ended up supporting an infrastructure bill, someone whose old district was a big component of the new congressional district in west virginia, ends up losing because donald trump decided to endorse the other candidate. donald trump will lose races. the way he changed his party is what really stands out. >> to phil, how much do we
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factor this one loss in nebraska when we look on trump's hold on the gop? >> yeah, you know, i don't take a lot of -- i don't factor it in too much. trump continues to have this incredible hold on the republican party. remember, he doesn't have 100% of the republican party. there are certainly republicans who don't support trump and even more republicans who are willing to make independent choices in other races irrespective of trump's endorsement. nevertheless, his endorsement is the good housing keep of approval if you are a republican in the year 2022. we see it across the board. i think we will continue to see that in the primaries to come. next week, of course, the big showdown in pennsylvania where yamiche has been spending time. trump's endorsement could be influential there. >> let's talk about pennsylvania. it's next tuesday. these are especially heated primaries on the republican side. close race in the senate side.
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you were in western pennsylvania today. you talked to a mayor near pittsburgh. what did the mayor tell you? >> the mayor really told me that he is concerned that democrats need to be more aggressive in trying to turn out voters and need to think about the strategy that they are using, because they have so many people running for different seats. listen to what he said. >> you gotta love us the next 12 months. you gotta love us always. you got every four years, every two years. you will be running for something. we can't see your man in november, that's how you -- that's what politics used to be. something is missed. in that missed part, you miss generations. the older will do their thing. they will show up. this young generation is in between. you have to move them. >> the mayor told me that people are tired of talking and want to see action. he said his town, the heart of the labor movement, that that
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town needs to see politicians coming there explaining what the biden administration, what democrats have accomplished that will improve their quality of life. he told me that urban voters, which is where aliquippa stands, and union voters, they have in common they want to live good lives, they want the economy working for them, but they want to vote connected to their pocketbook issues, but cultural issues are tearing them apart. it is something that i saw here in pennsylvania. it's something the mayor and democrats here are trying to navigate. >> thanks to you. i know you have a lot of work to do there in philly as well. talking to voters on both sides of the state. mark, let's talk about that abortion issue and how those cultural issues are going to cut. pennsylvania is uniquely a state with an open governor seat, where the governor has been vetoing bills, like some of the trigger laws. you have a republican
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legislature. this is a state where the governor's race could make a huge difference. you have a really close senate primary. i want to ask you about that. that's the trump factor. >> we focus on the senate race, but the governor race and not only in pennsylvania but we will see it in wisconsin, in arizona, the presidential battleground states, who wins those governor mansions might be more important than the senate, particularly when we look to 2024. the new polling from fox news shows a three-way race for the republican senate contest. oz, mccormick, barnett, all within striking distance of one another. maybe what stands out, one, the rise of barnett. she's denied the 2020 election results, has -- opposes abortion. she was the product of rape when her mother was 11 and has been endorsed by michael flynn. she even without donald trump's
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endorsement has risen. the other component is david mccormick who in the 2000s and 2010s would have been your cookie cutter republican nominee with his money, with his military pedigree, service in the george w. bush administration. he is in the ball game, but he isn't at the altitude we thought a couple of months ago. it shows you the changing republican party. >> indeed. phil, now we learned elon musk does plan to reverse -- he says he would reverse the twitter ban on donald trump once he takes over the company, if that goes through. what impact do you think that might have on the midterms? is it really too early to tell? >> it's a little early to tell what impact that could have electorally in terms of people voting. what it will mean for trump is that the statements that he is making that right now only people in his ecosphere are hearing will suddenly be in front of more americans. we remember the tweets that
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would come from the former president when he was in office almost hour by hour. he was suddenly silenced. he still makes those remarks, but they come in press releases that are e-mailed to reporters and don't get the same air type and attention that his public tweets received before. if he were to return to twitter, that's a big if, he would certainly have more of a megaphone than now to share his views and spread misinformation. >> a lot in play there as well. mark, phil, i want to say, congratulations to phil and the team at "the washington post" for winning that extraordinary pulitzer price in public service. the most important pulitzer in the year in journalism for their reporting on january 6 all year long. >> thank you. >> so proud you are a contributor, part of our family. >> thank you. it's a testament to the power of original reporting and to keep digging. we are proud here. >> maybe you alone can fix it.
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welcome back. a key senate vote to protect abortion rights nationally will almost certainly fail this afternoon. democrats try to focus attention on republican opposition to abortion. joining me now one of the lawmakers, new hampshire democratic senator maggie hassan, in a tight re-election fight. what is the rationale for today's vote? senator schumer knows you are going to lose. you could have narrowed it to try to pick up collins and murkowski from the republican
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side, even manchin. >> what's at issue today is that we are on the verge of seeing the overturning of roe v. wade. mitch mcconnell's quest to undo a woman's fundamental freedom is before us. what we need to do is make sure that we have this opportunity to vote to protect a woman's right for fundamental freedom to make her own health care decisions, chart her own future. that's what today's vote is about. it's outrageous the republicans will block an up or down vote on it. >> it could have perhaps been up and down, according to collins and murkowski, if those two will gotten what they wanted, what senator manchin said he wanted, which was a clean bill, if you will, just codifying roe v. wade. wouldn't that have been enough? could that have then made it marginally bipartisan? >> i respect all three of those colleagues. i respectfully disagree with their vote today. what's really important here is that the vast majority of
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americans, both political parties, support a woman's right to make these kinds of critical, intense, complicated, personal decisions themselves. what this vote is about is making sure that people understand who stands for that. in my case in new hampshire, i have opponents who were the architects of extreme abortion bans in our state. first one in modern new hampshire history. they have come out saying that they support the alito draft opinion. voters really need to know who stands to protect this, in part because we also know that mitch mcconnell is now talking about a national abortion ban. at the end of the day, we need to make sure that people understand what's fundamentally at issue here and who is going to listen to the people they represent. in new hampshire, this has always had bipartisan support. the right of a woman to make her
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own health care decisions. and yet my opponents want to substitute their judgment and have the government decide for women, which raises the issue of, what else won't they listen to you about? we have to deal with inflation. we know we need to do more to help people lower costs like prescription drugs or childcare. that's why it's so important for people to know who is listening to them, who represents their views and on the issue of fundamental freedom, whether women will be treated as full and equal citizens. >> you alluded to mitch mcconnell suggesting a national abortion ban. he said yesterday that if they win the senate and they take over, that they would not try to pass something by 50 votes and change the filibuster. do you believe him? >> i think mitch mcconnell has had a long plan here to overturn a woman's fundamental right to make her own health care decisions. i think we should be very concerned about the language we are hearing, him saying that a
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national abortion ban could be next. at the end of the day, the american people need to know that they will have elected representatives who are accountable to them and who will actually address the priorities that they care about by strong majorities. americans think we should focus on inflation and the economy right now. yet, what the republicans have been focusing on is taking away a fundamental right. my daughter, if mcconnell's vision of america goes forward, will have fewer rights than i did. that's unacceptable. it really is important to ask ourselves the question, if they are willing to take away these rights, what other rights are next? >> something struck me the president said yesterday when he said his most important domestic priority is dealing with inflation. do you think he is not as committed as he needs to be to doing something about roe v. wade? >> look, i think on inflation,
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the president and the administration needed to do more earlier. that's why i have been pushing for things like suspending the gas tax, making sure they are releasing more oil from the strategic petroleum reserves. we need to work to lower prescription drug costs and work on things like childcare costs. i believe the president understands what's at stake with the alito draft opinion. i think we need to make sure as we continue in this election cycle getting ready for november to make sure that voters understand who is going to protect the fundamental rights of women and all americans. >> do you think he is committed enough? >> i have heard the president speak with great passion on this issue. at the end of the day, the american people need to make sure that we understand their priorities and that they have elected representatives in congress who will actually listen to them and address their priorities. at the end of the day, women
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need to know that they have a right just as all americans have the right to make their own fundamental decisions. >> senator, it's a pleasure to have you here. thank you very much. let you get back to real work. thanks for being with us. >> thanks for having me on. the cost overrun. how the cost of everything may impact the way voters cast their ballots in critical swing states. this is "andrea mitchell reports" only on msnbc. bc what s life will send your way. but if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis, enbrel can help you say i'm in for what's next. ready to create a bigger world? -i'm in. ready to earn that “world's greatest dad” mug? -i'm in. care to play a bigger role in this community? -i'm in. enbrel helps relieve joint pain, helps stop permanent joint damage, and helps skin get clearer in psoriatic arthritis. with less pain, you're free to join in. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections,
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the cost of housing is rising at the fastest pace nationwide since march of 1991. here in jacksonville, rent has increased 30% in the past year. this is impacting a lot of people. i want you to listen to a conversation i had with edith who went to a food pantry to get food because of the costs that she is seeing outside of her life continuing to rise. listen to what she said about the rising prices on her specific life. >> i am having to think about every trip. if i am going to my mothers, let's make sure i am stopping at the grocery store on the way. if i need to go to the pharmacy. what else can i do while i am running out. we are being more picky about what we shop for. i am trying to pick things i can turn into two and three meals. how many ways do you use chicken. do we have to have a meat protein in every meal? >> reporter: the folks at the
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shelter telling us more than 80% of the people they are serving have at least one source of income and are blaming the rise in other prices. most of the people have a fixed information and have to adjust and that is how they are trying to adjust. it brings the question of how it will impact the midterm elections and the political implications of something so personal for folks. look at this poll of floridians in terms of who they blame for the inflation. 64% of voters saying they put very or somewhat responsible -- biden administration is very or somewhat responsible for inflation. 87% blaming supply chain. 62% blaming the war in ukraine. another number from the poll showing 76% are very or somewhat dissatisfied with the government's handling of inflation. this is why in a place like jacksonville where democrats
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feel like they were having momentum in past cycles. flipping it in 2018 and again in 2020. this is why you now hear republicans in the county saying they have the wind at their backs because voters are feeling the impact of the rising prices andrea. >> indeed they are. thanks to see you. beautiful jacksonville, florida. that does it for this edition of andrea mitchell reports. follow us online and facebook and twitter at mitchell reports. up next with the pennsylvania primaries less than a week away, next tuesday, chuck todd is live in philadelphia with an exclusive profile with john federerman and his wife and conor lamb. "mtp daily" is next in philadelphia after this. "mtp daily" is next in philadelphia after this. a fog. this is art inspired by real
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♪ >> it is wednesday. here we are. another special meet the midterms edition of meet the press live from independence hall here in philadelphia, pennsylvania, the pivotal moment in the midterm primary