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we'll bring you the latest from seoul, south korea. this weekend the first flights will take off to bring baby formula from the united states to europe as millions of families continue to scramble to feed their children. at the border, a pandemic-era policy set to expire as immigrants and asylum seekers continue to risk everything to cross the border. we will take you live to texas. and we'll speak to congresswoman norma torres about whether conditioning is making progress on legislation about immigration. and we begin this hour with president biden's first visit to asia since taking office, just after the president arrived in south korea a couple hours ago we learned two secret service employees were sent home. south korean police say they were involved in an incident on thursday outside the president's hotel. president biden began his viet
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visit by touring a samsung factory being used for a samsung plant being built by austin, texas. he talked about the need to work together to prevent future supply chain shortages. >> our two nations work together to make the best, most advanced technology in the world and this factory is proof of that. that gives both the republic of korea and the united states a competitive edge in the global economy, if we can keep our supply chains resilient, reliable and secure. >> this comes as national security adviser jake sullivan says there is a possibility that north korea could carry out either a missile test or a nuclear test while the president is in the region. with us now to talk about this, nbc news chief white house correspondent, peter alexander, with the president in south korea. we have nbc news washington correspondent and moderator of "walk week" on pbs and director of the asia program at the
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wilson center and a former director for korea, japan and oceanic affairs. the president visited this samsung plant. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: well, the president is here as part of a five-day tour. he'll be in south korea for a few days before he heads off to japan and really i think in many ways this is an effort for the president to demonstrate that while much of his attention has been focused on what's taking place in eastern europe with the war in ukraine, that the u.s.'s relations with its allies here remain strong. south korea, japan and others, and a chance to buttress the rise of china right now. so as you noted, the president did make that first stop of his trip at the samsung semiconductor plant. those micro chips have been facing a shortage worldwide and the president went there not only because samsung would be building the $17 billion facility in tyler, texas, that
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will have about 3,000 new american jobs coming with it, but really to try to bring down economic costs, costs for consumers at home with inflation at a 40 year high. he wants to try to strengthen the supply chain. here is part of what the president said during his remarks earlier today. >> the global semiconductor shortage has caused a shortfall in consumer goods, especially automobiles, and it's contributing to higher prices around the world. and now putin's brutal and unprovoked war in ukraine has further spotlighted the need to secure our critical supply chains so that our economy, our economic and our national security are not dependent on countries that don't share our values. >> reporter: president biden has been pushing for a domestic law to be passed, the u.s. bipartisan innovation act, that would help with bring the surge of semiconductor production back to home. he's looking for bipartisan support on that. but here in asia, the president also faces some other
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challenges, and the function of being in the region, the north korean border just 200 miles away from where we are standing right now, and there are new concerns that kim jong-un and north korea could try to go ahead with an intercontinental ballistic missile test or nuclear test during the president's stay. there have been a series of tests by the north koreans earlier this year, though they haven't had a nuclear test since 2017. >> peter, what can you tell us about the incident involving secret service folks? >> reporter: yes, so we're learning new details about this. the two secret service employees who were involved in an alleged altercation at 4:30 thursday morning outside the president's hotel, before the president had arrived, they've now been sent home to washington aboard a flight that took off, i'm told, about seven hours ago. i spoke to a secret service spokesperson about the circumstances, and they say they are aware of this off-duty
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incident, as they describe it, and that they are looking into whether there were any potential policy violations as a result. they say the president's trip has not and will not be impacted by this. those individuals were on the ground as part of the advance team setting up the trip for the president to make sure it's a safely arrival and travel throughout his visit to asia. the white house has yet to comment, but it sounds like this was an episode where there was a fight between at least one of these u.s. secret service officials and a korean individual over a taxi cab in front of that hotel. nonetheless, it's another black eye for the agency that's had a series of not too dissimilar misconduct events, dating back to columbia, where there was alleged allegations involving prostitutes dating back more than a decade. >> let's talk about the significance of the president's visit to south korea and japan.
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this is his first asia trip as president. what is he looking to accomplish? >> well, the president and the white house officials say that the president is really trying to fortify his alliances in the region and also make the case that the u.s. is able to get real investment for domestic economic issues, as you saw and as peter just said, he was at that plant talking about samsung building a new plant there in the united states. and then he's also going to be meeting with the leader of hyundai talking about investments in georgia. inflation continues to be a top issue and the supply chain continues to be top issue on americans' minds, and here he is in asia saying we are working in the administration to deal with those issues. i thought it was interesting that jake sullivan, when he was talking about the fact there might be this test of a missile, that he kept on saying that the united states was prepared for this genuine possibility, for this real risk, as he put it. he also said that the u.s. has
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been in touch and coordinating with allies and also with china and that this is really part of a long history of provocation. so he said that if this test did go through, it would fortify what is their main mission, which he said is to make sure that people understand that the united states is back, that these alliances are strong and this comes as his predecessor, former president trump, had a rocky relationship with north korea with the tweets and with the summit, and with some people, especially democrats, feeling that the former president didn't really extract anything new from north korea, instead just sort of had a lot of sort of moments for the camera. so here you have president biden saying that he has made overtures to north korea, jake sullivan is saying that they have reached out through back channels in the u.s. to try to have a sit-down and talk to north korea about denuclearization, but that those talks have not happened. this is really, i think, a trip that is centered on making sure that president biden's agenda is clear to asia, but clear to
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americans back home as they see him talking about investments coming from asia to u.s. manufacturing plants. >> and how is this visit being perceived in asia by the folks that he is visiting, japan and south korea? >> well, of course, it's being seen very positively. this is also very important for the new south korean president. this is the first meeting between them. and, again, it shows that president biden, the u.s. is not just distracted over russia's invasion of ukraine, that alliances matter, and going to asia and meeting with the new south korean president and going to japan and meeting with prime minister kishida, and bolstering alliances, this is seen very positively in the region. >> i'm just wondering, the huge presence, importance and in many ways the threats of china in that area, do you think that the president is going to be perceived as focusing on that
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threat for much of that area? >> when he's meeting with these allies, south korea and japan, the message is very clear and he's coordinating on the policy toward china. china is the big story here. and with the new south korean president, he's been a little different from the previous president, president moon. this new president has been talking quite tough on china, actually. we'll see if he'll be able to follow through in terms of shifting south korea's policy toward china, but i think biden's goal is to get the allies on board in how to proceed, how to deal with china. that's the big takeaway for him, at least in the foreign policy area. >> thank you all so much for being with us this morning. turning to russia's invasion of ukraine, overnight in the east, russia pummelled kharkiv with another round of missiles, but despite the attacks, moscow's effort to take hold of the city remain unsuccessful
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because of the fierce ukrainian resistance. joining us now live from kharkiv, nbc news correspondent erin mclaughlin. we're learning new details about some of the attacks that took place in mariupol. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, jose. we're hearing from the commander of the ukrainian fighters from that steel plant. they've been steadily evacuating fighters from that plant for days now. the icrc saying that they've registered hundreds of ukrainian fighters as russian prisoners of war now. he was saying that his mission has shifted inside the plant, he's gone from defending the plant to saving lives. he said they so far have successfully evacuated all civilians, all of the wounded soldiers, and now he's focusing on evacuating the dead. the dead ukrainian fighters who lost their lives battling the russians. he says it is his priority to make sure their bodies are returned onto ukrainian-controlled soil so that they could receive proper burials. meanwhile, we're learning more about some of the horrors that
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have unfolded inside the city itself. take a listen. a ukrainian medic now in russian custody smuggled this disturbing body camera footage to the "associated press." it shows her and her team treating two siblings, gravely injured in a checkpoint sibling that killed both of their parents. as doctors try to save the boy's life, she begs him to stay with her, but his wound are too severe. i hate this, she says. just so much heartbreak inside of that city. that was leaked out in march of this year, so just months ago. meanwhile, we are hearing from the mayor of mariupol give an update about the so-called filtration camps that have been set up outside the city itself. he's raising the alarm saying that they're now, he believes, deporting thousands of ukrainian
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men to those camps and the conditions, he said, are pretty awful. so he's trying to attract attention to those allegations, jose. >> erin mclaughlin, thank you so much. and just outside kharkiv, nbc's richard engel returned to a village for the first time in two months. the last time he was there he met an 88-year-old survivor sitting outside her home. she was traumatized by what she had lived through. since then, ukrainian forces were able to rush russian troops out of her village. richard engel was able to catch up with her and see how her life has changed. >> reporter: hello. how are you? it's nice to see you. it's nice to see you again. the bombings blew out her windows. they're now covered in plastic. her roof leaks, too. how was it when the russians were here? what was it like for you when the russians were in this town?
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but things are now improving. after freshening up in some new clothing, she wanted to show us her borsh. onion, dill, parsley, cabbage, all go into boiling potatoes. she checks the seasoning and waits until it's ready. she has lived a hard life, surviving world war ii and famine. her husband died nine years ago. her son and daughter who live in russian-controlled areas haven't called in months. finally, it's ready.
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this is delicious. it's really good. thank you. this is her homemade vodka. thank you. cheers. thank you so much. she was happy for some company. >> it was wonderful to spend some time with you. >> reporter: she seemed sorry to see us go. but now at least with the fighting here over, she's able to smile. >> what a great story. thanks to richard engel for that report. still ahead, the head of the fda says the baby formula shortage should ease within days, but is that fast enough for families who are the most vulnerable? we'll ask a pediatrician next. plus, the decision whether to end title 42, the border restriction, could come today. congresswoman norma torres joins us live with why she thinks it should be lifted. you're watching joe squa jose-balart reports. art reports.
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what has it been like for the families that you serve? >> so it's been very hard and difficult for the families. they are stressing because they don't know what formula to get, when there will be more formula available. so it has been very stressful for the families. >> and what about -- i've always been thinking about, you know, low income folks, that have a very limited budget. this has been particularly even more increasing by difficult for them. >> yes, so those who are lower income and on the infants and childrens' program, there are only certain types of formula they can get. a law was just passed that can expand the types of formula
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they're able to get is huge. congress, we really needed it, because we're telling families that, you know, get formula that is available for most families who are on regular infant formula. but with programs like wic, you only can get certain brands of formula. so expanding that is great for those families that need it. >> and, doctor, i have often heard officials say when there's a crisis like this, make sure to check in with our pediatrician. well, a lot of folks don't have the privilege of having a pediatrician like yourself that will answer the phone and talk to them and give them advice, so let me ask you as the pediatrician that can pick up our phone. what do you tell parents that are going to be calling you and looking at you and saying, doctor, how do i deal with this? >> so one thing, it depends on the age of the child and what type of formula. if your child is on regular milk-based formula, then change the brand, change to a brand
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that is available. also, research your community. check your community sites to see, are they having milk drives. also, smaller stores, i think that's a big thing. a lot of people go to big stores to get formula. but also check your small local stores to see if they have formula available. also, we're not seeing the shortage like in the powder form, so you can also try the liquid form. again, this is for babies who are on regular milk-based formula. for those babies who need -- go ahead. >> i'm sorry, i didn't mean to interrupt you. that's exactly what i was going to ask you. >> so for those babies that are on a specialized formula, talk to your pediatrician if you're able to. also, if you see -- a lot of babies on specialized formula usually have a milk protein allergy or have a metabolic condition, and so our doctors will work with you, so call the
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metabolic doctor, call your gastroenterologist, talk to them about ways to get the specialized formula. the company are trying to make exceptions for those kids on a specialized formula for them to be able to get it. if you are able to breastfeed, please breastfeed, and there are breast milk donor banks. talk to your pediatrician. we can tell you some reputable places to go to. >> and, doctor, this is really important, don't dilute the stuff that you have already. don't look online for these formulas that you can make out of thin air. they just don't -- that's not a good thing. >> and it can cause complications. i have seen kids where families have diluted formula. you can get seizures, you can get electrolyte imbalances. this is already a crisis and we need to make sure we keep our babies healthy during this time. >> dr. dixon, thank you so much
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for being with us. i so appreciate your time. >> thank you for having me. coming up, title 42 just days away from expiring. we'll get a live report from the border. our telemundo anchor is there and we'll be speaking with congresswoman norma torres about what happens if it is not allowed to be lifted. you're watching jose diaz-balart reports. reports. wow, first time? check out this backpack i made for marco. oh yeah? well, check out this tux. oh, nice. that'll go perfect with these. dude... those are so fire. [whines] only pay for what you need. ♪liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty.♪ bipolar depression. it made me feel trapped in a fog. this is art inspired by real stories of bipolar depression. i just couldn't find my way out of it.
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[ speaking foreign language ] >> she told edgar they want president biden to give them a chance to have a better future for her and her family. she had to leave two children in columbia. when she said good-bye, she told them she was going to fight for them. the migrants told edgar that they had to pay $1,200 cash to the cartels just to let them cross the river. with us is our news anchor. good to see you. the cartels just made over a quarter of a million dollars, about $260,000 in crash just this morning just for this one group. what are you seeing, julio?
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>> reporter: yes, thank you, jose. that's a lot of money. that's a huge business. cartels are really organized. it is organized crime and they are bringing these people, we just a couple of minutes ago saw a group here, it was about 15 immigrants, waiting for the border patrol to be processed and to take them back to mexico under title 42. most of them are being expelled immediately under title 42. let me just show you where we are at now. we're right next to the rio grande river and most of the migrants we saw crossed the river a little bit further. they say the river is a little shallower over there. so we spoke to a lady who said that at the beginning she could feel the better at her knees, but then at one point she was completely under water. she didn't know how to swim, she could only think of her three kids back in nicaragua and you just have to think about it, jose. in the last 24 hours six migrants have died trying to
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cross the river. we keep on giving these numbers and we sometimes get numb, but just think about it. six people died trying to get to the united states and these people are still risking their lives. border patrol, doing their work here at the river, and what we've seen is that the texas government has been expecting a wave of immigrants and that they are getting ready -- we've seen national guard agents here waiting for the migrants to come if title 42 gets lifted, they think things are going to get worse. >> julio, the people that cross over, you say six human beings lost their lives just in the past 24 hours where you are. julio, these people for the most part, as soon as they cross, they look for american officials to hand themselves into.
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>> reporter: yes, when we just came here, there were 15 of them just waiting, sitting down. the national guard was with them. but they weren't doing anything. they were holding their cards as proof that they were vaccinated, covid-19 vaccinated. they were holding their i.d.s. none of them had cell phones. we asked them if they had pictures of families back in their countries, and they were just waiting. when the border patrol came, they gave their names, they took them in a car and we know for a fact that most of them will be expelled back to mexico almost immediately under title 42. and, yes, but the thing is, and what's interesting, is that many of them come from columbia, venezuela, dominican republic. but most of them have heard that there's a chance for them to stay here, there's a small window for them to stay here. the reality is that even if title 42 is lifted, the borders are not open for most of them and that immigration, the immigration system will have to look at their specific cases for
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them to stay asking for asylum. but most of them believe that they do have a chance. >> of course we'll see much more tonight on telemundo at 5:30 central. thank you very much. with us now to continue our conversation is california congresswoman norma torres, a member of the his spank congressional caucus. i keep thinking about all those people that you and i just heard, and i was in the eagle pass area last week on friday. i spoke to two elected officials there, both democrats, who don't want title 42 lifted because they're not, they say, prepared to deal with what could be a historic influx of migrants. what do you see happening? >> well, thank you for inviting me to speak on this really important issue. we have to remember that title 42 was a very biased policy
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instituted by former president trump. this is a president that incarcerated and put families and children in cages. if republicans want title 42 lifted and they don't want to allow asylum seekers into our country, which our country has a very strict asylum laws on the books already, then they should work on those issues. but utilizing this very mean-spirited policy to turn away women and children that are seeking help from our country is absolutely inhumane and wrong. i understand we cannot help every single person at our southern border and i have spent the last seven and a half years in congress working on addressing the root causes of
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migration. this is not a single issue, this is not just a border issue. we have to be very clear, our borders are not open, have never been open. but rather than working with democrats to focus on policies to assist people in their own country, they continue day in and day out to work against every single effort that i have put forward. >> congresswoman, let's talk about that. because the whole root causes of migration is such an important issue that i think is oftentimes either just not discussed or sometimes just glossed over as a talking point. but if we look at what's going on in latin america and we look at, for example, the northern triangle, let's look at honduras and el salvador and guatemala, there is -- i'm asking you, is there a concrete specific effort by the united states to deal with that specific issue with the governments of el salvador,
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honduras, guatemala, and then let's talk about nicaragua and the other countries in the region. do you sense that there's a real effort under way? >> there is absolutely a real effort, an effort that i have been a big part of since the obama administration the last several years. we have made huge advancements bringing countries to the table, working on anti-corruption issues, working on narco trafficking issues. but when trump came into office, all of that went away. number one, he failed to name ambassadors to the region, and because of our lack of involvement in the region for four years, there has been a lot of democratic backsliding. so we see latin america moving in the wrong direction with strong men at the helm that continue to victimize the people
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that are coming to our southern border. but in the u.s. we have a shortage of workers, we could be working on agricultural visas, we could be helping to formalize the daca recipients that have been in our country since they were babies, many of them, that grew up in our country, are educated, are working professionals. they have temporary visas. why not move on those immigration issues. we have not been able to because there has been no emphasis from the republicans to help with this policy, because they need this hatred, anti-immigrant hatred in order to continue their policies of racism and domestic terrorism. >> i would also remind you that there's an easy fix temporarily, at least, which would be to deal
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with tps for salvadorans. there are tps that have run out and not been extended. that should be something we should all be focusing on as part of things that aren't being done that could be done in the interim. congresswoman, it's always a pleasure to see you. i thank you very much for your type. >> thank you. still ahead as covid cases rise yet again, the pandemic is exposing alarming failures within the health care system. we're going to talk to a doctor about how the pandemic is affecting every aspect of health care. you're watching "jose diaz-balart reports." s. she's getting graded on her green investments with merrill. a-plus. still got it. (whistle blows) your money never stops working for you with merrill, a bank of america company. (woman) oh. oh! hi there. youyou're jonathan, right?king the 995 plan!h merrill, yes, from colonial penn.
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assistant professor of medicine at the university of illinois chicago. tell us a little more about the cdc decision. what does it mean for us in real time? >> well, the cdc advisory panel met yesterday and voted 11-1, with one abstention to recommend the authorization of this booster shot for kids ages 5-11. and just a short time after that the cdc director signed off. jose, there had been some debate about whether kids in this age group actually needed it, considering there's evidence that so many of them were infected during the winter omicron surge, and also because many parents reluctant to get their kids the initial vaccine. so far less than one-third of children ages 5-11 actually got their initial doses. this was question about the timing of this, whether the booster shot should be authorized. but the fda had green lit it earlier in the week and now that
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the cdc director has signed off, it is now available to parents. we're still awaiting the fda to consider any vaccine for children under 5, but, again, now 5 to 11, that booster dose has been signed off on by the cdc. so it is available to parents and their kids. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you so very much. doctor, covid has caused a bigger fall for hospitals than people realize. the strict hokdown in shanghai earlier this year, a plant in the city that makes dye forced to shut down, the government shutting it down in a draconian way, leading to a shortage around the world. how has this impacted your hospital? >> well, i'll tell you hospitals across the country are facing this problem with the ct scan dye shortage, so these types of dye that you're talking about, they really affect a lot of different types of patient care. they affect ct scans, which we use to look for different kinds of cancers, it affects cardiac
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scans like cardiac angiography. a lot of care is being delayed for those who don't need an emergency ct scan. the concern is we may miss cancer or krns coming back. we are trying to use alternative modalities, but this con taft dye shortage and other shortages across the country are impacting how we deliver health care. >> yeah, and, doctor, i'm just wondering about the new omicron wave that is sweeping our country. what are you seeing on the ground and how different is it from omicron original? >> well, i will tell you we are seeing more and more people infected right now. we are seeing so many people anecdotally and in the clinics. numbers are rising across the country, as your colleague mentioned earlier. and we know kids under 5 are
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still not able to get vaccinated. the numbers are going up, we're not seeing new risk mitigation strategies put in place, which is very concerning because a lot of these people who contract covid may end up with long covid symptoms, which is putting another burden on the health care system. so we really need to get our numbers under control, while hopefully people don't get as sick and vaccinated people don't get hospitalized, that doesn't mean that covid-19 may not impact you for a long time. so we need to get people vaccinated, boosted, and we need to start encouraging people to wear masks indoors again as our numbers are going up so rapidly across the country. >> dork, thank you. jane, thank you so much for being with us. i appreciate your time. up next we're going to head to georgia, where early voting for the primaries is setting records. you're watching "jose diaz-balart reports." on the f migraine attacks followed me home. nurtec is the only medication that can treat and prevent my migraines. don't take if allergic to nurtec. most common side effects, in less than 3% were nausea, indigestion, stomach pain.
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50 past the hour. this morning, pennsylvania's republican senate primary is too close to call, between mehmet oz and david mccormick. next week, all eyes will be on georgia. today is the last day for early voting. there's been report turnout. blayne alexander joins us from
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atlanta. what is the record turnout all about? >> it's about people coming out and taking advantage of early vote. that's something we've seen increase in larger numbers sings the disastrous primary back in 2020. it's something that the secretary of state down to individual counties have been pushing. and we've seen those results. here at this library in south wilson county, a steady stream of people are casting their ballot. before the polls opened, they came in early to cast the vote. when we talk about the numbers, the latest from the secretary of state's office, really tells the story. 655,000 people have come out to cast the ballot. that's higher than 2018 and 2020. here's what one voter told me about why he came out. take a look. >> most important to me is to put the right people in office. people out here trying to hurt us. we need to vote to make sure to
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the right people are in office if at all possible. it's been demonstrated. it's all on the news. people out here that, to me, aren't very american. it is an american way to vote. and whoever wins, fine. but we have some people out there that are just saying some real bad things. some bad information out there. so, if we can all vote, you know, it's on them. >> after talking to voters on both sides of the ballot, democrat, republicans, all of them have the same passion. we're talking about two high-stakes races, the governor's race, and a hotly contested primary between kemp and purdue. on the senate side, as well. jose? >> extraordinary. 180% increase. blayne alexander, thank you very much. interesting. up next, why does the committee investigating the insurrection want to speak to a certain house republican.
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about a tour he gave the day before. loudermilk said no member of congress led any kind of reconnaissance tours through the capitol, proven by footage provided by capitol police. joining us now, is "the washington post" investigations reporter and msnbc reporter. how does this fit into the committee's investigation? >> congressman loudermilk, lesser known out of the house gop lawmakers that have been called in by the january 6th committee, is 1 of 147 republicans who voted to overturn the results of the election back on january 6th. but according to the committee's latest request, he also was someone who gave a tour to a group of people on january 5th, a tour some democrats have previously claimed might have been a reconnaissance mission. we don't know what the committee
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has obtained that contradicts loudermilk's previous claims that there were no tours, no large groups and no one with maga hats on in the capitol in the lead-up to january 6th. but they have obtained some sort of evidence that does contradict that, that loudermilk himself was actually giving that tour. >> why is the committee opting to ask for a voluntary interview instead of issuing a subpoena, for example, for congressman loudermilk? >> this is the normal chain of command that happens when the committee does give someone the opportunity to either come in and provide them with evidence or to respond to certain evidence. the committee had obviously issued five different opinions to house gop lawmakers they had requested to come in earlier this year. those lawmakers had months to make the decision to come in to
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voluntarily comply with the committee's request. in the case that loudermilk doesn't respond to the requests, it's possible that the committee could take escalatory steps and issue a subpoena. but that isn't being discussed at the moment. it's highly unlikely we're going to see loudermilk comply in step with the way his other gop colleagues are handling the situation. >> thank you so much for being with us. that wraps up the hour for me. you can always reach me on twitter and instagram. be sure to follow the show online. thank you for the privilege of your time. good to be with you. i'm katie turran. and president biden is on his first trip to asia as president.
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he toured a samsung facility in south korea. building an economy less reliant on autonomy like china. >> it's a linchpin of peace, stability and prosperity, for the world that we seek. this morning, onen wanted headline. two secret service agents have been sent home after an incident near the president's hotels. what we're learning about that. looming over the president's trip, more trouble for the economy. and new hints of what could be to come. why we're now hearing the word stagflation. plus, there could be relief in the baby formula crisis. when the supply from overseas gets here. also, a big development in the january 6th investigation. nbc news confirms former attorney general william barr is in talks with the house


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