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doing out there. ch kevin lyle, yes. that does it for us after a long week and keep it locked right here. "the reidout" with joy reid starts right now. pall-in-the- good evening, everyone. we have a lot to get to in the next hour on a very russy friday, including new reporting that guinea thomas, the wife of supreme court judge thomas calling people urging them to throw out the electors giving the election to trump. of and another would ban speaker of the house nancy pelosi over abortion rights and trump's candidate in georgia is crashing and burning with days to go to the primary to the point that trump himself is trying to back away as fast as he can from the
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dumpster fire. but we begin with the age of illiberalism, a movement proclaimed by hungarian prime minister viktor orban. they have elections of a sort but so hamper voters' abilities to make informed choices and heavily control the outcome that the elections are essentially a show. these are the autocratic dreams of a far light leader obsessed with solidifying a christian mono culture and who in 2014 declared his intention to build a illiberal new state citing china, russia an turkey as role models. flash forward to today where cpac, the once conservative gathering that is a cesspool of the far right running amock in holding its conference it in budapest. speakers include tucker carlson and mark meddo and the hungarian
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prime minister who recently won a fourth term. orban made it clear he's an ally to the american right selling cpac that the u.s. must align troops for 2024 votes, to fight together and reconquer institutions in washington and brussels from liberals who threaten western civilization. cpac in hungary, embrace of or aron, a frightening development in u.s. politics. american ittives are paying homage to a far right strong man aiming to make a party party-free country less free and who, as it's written by vox orban has turned replacement theory into state ideology. the racist theory is used to crack down on anything that orban and his allies want, any threat to white christian nationalism. orban isn't even shy stamping out the free press saying the path to power is having your own
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media and telling republicans like shows like tucker carlson's should be broadcast 24/7. tucker is partly responsible for turning replacement theory into a standard talking point for the republican party something we saw from lieutenant governor dan patrick spreading this lie. >> they want to bring millions of people in the country and give them a green card so they can it vote for the other party. joining me is staff writer for the "new yorker" and tom nichols contributing writer for "the atlantic." i want to congratulate you for your new gig, very proud of you. all of your friend are like all cheering for you. so congratulations with that. i want you to comment first on just what it means for american politics that one of our two political parties has molded
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itself in the guys of viktor orban. >> well, i moan, thy there's a few things here. one is that, you know, what tip capitalism happen with authoritarian states, seen them in totalitarian states and communist regimes, that the most autocratic behaviors are described -- are cloaked in the language of democracy, and so if you talk about, you know, elections, you mean elections in which not the entire population is allowed to participate. if you talk about freedom, it is a freedom that is leveraged against the lack of freedom, the lack of liberty for your other groups of people. it's a kind of implicit fine print comment in the way that authoritarian regimes and authoritarian parties talk about these alleged social virtues. obviously this is a concerning dynamic, and the last thing that
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i want to point out about this is that this is. every time i come on air now i'm talking the historical roots of this. back in world war ii, in the immediate aftermath of world war ii, a clakts on race relations, raised the question of whether the south was fascist. that was a serious scholarly concern, and so what we've seen with the southernization of american politics is the resurrection of that question of fascism and how much fascism is present in american politics and american society. >> of course, know, we know that historically the nazi regime didn't, you know, they didn't inspire the spout. . . black people were treated as a second class and they said this is a model that we can use. i want to get into.
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this one of the concepts of republicanism as opposed tomorrow conservatism has always been but now what you're seeing is republicanism go to big no something that will manage the minutia of your spiritual life and try to impose upon your public whether the public considers you kind of christian or not and make you live that way whether it's abortion pore anything else. i want to read something from west to from doug mastriano who would like to be governor of pennsylvania. he wrote in his thesis while at, he said that the right was vulnerable to a left wing
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hitlerian putch. he said there had to be a hyperchristianity and end to homosexuality and end to the libbertine, political correctness or otherwise you'll have a coup. your thoughts on that type of a person putting himself forward to be ostensibly, i'll put it in square quotes, republican governor of a state. >> one thing that i think emanates from all of these people is a huge amount of just pure sweaty fear and something that, again, i think most of us who became republicans pack in the late '70s or early '80s when the republican party not only projected confidence but i would so overconfidence where the republicans said we have the answers to everything. our solutions work. now this is a party and a group of people that believe in nothing, that there is a nilistic fear-driven alliance
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here with a group of opportunists, and i want to get back to this issue of hungary. the really dangerous thing here is that some of these people believe very deeply in -- in some of this stuff and yet others, and i would say people like carlson and matt schlapp and some of the other people capering about in budapest don't believe in anything of this other than the extension of their own personal power an wealth, and when you have this coalition of shallow empty tubeists along with with a group of paranoids basically then you have a really dangerous movement because each side has to keep upping the ante to kind of justify why they are doing the things they are doing. >> yeah. >> this is a movement that doesn't stand for anything and most of them are just, to use the president's term, full of malarkey. you don't see orban turning away
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european union money or pulling out of nato or doing any of the things, that you know, a hard right authoritarian would do. a lot of this is an act, but the problem is you then paint yourself into a corn we are that act and you have to start actually trying to put forward policies and carry things out that -- that make you look as if you believe the things that you're doing and then after a while whether it's an act or it's opportunism is no longer relevant. you have become the thing you've been prancing about and pretending to be, and i think that is just immensely dangerous because it's both -- it's a combination both of deeply held very paranoid fearful beliefs coupled to intensely anilistic opportunism, and those are the two most dangerous groups in any liberal society, especially when they decide to join forced and use each other for the pure ends of power. >> i think i would put into the
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category of people who you said who were using this for your own political power, people like mitch mcconnell and kevin mccarthy, the supreme court justices now in the majority because i think they are trow believers. i think they do believe in a christian nationalist in their minds, they have been sort of put on earth by god to form this country into a certain kind of christian country, whether the majority wants to or not, and i think about clarence thomas who made this comment, that you know, people just don't want to deal with outcomes they don't like. really clarence? you might want to have a talk with your wife bus guinea thomas is not only an insurrectionist but "the washington post" reports that she engaged arizona lawmakers herself to try to urge them to set aside the mere democracy of a vote and put in trump electors anyway. she couldn't accept the outcome that she didn't like and she is a true believer so i'm going to give you each an opportunity to comment on that because not only
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do you have giuliani, the people like tucker who make money doing this, but you have people who are sleeping in the same bed with a member of the supreme court who could decide actual cases whetheror about who decides who is the president of the united states actively engaging in insurrection. >> yeah. well, i think, first, i want to comment directly on the thomas reality of it, but i will say that one thing that's become clear from this situation and prior situations is that the standards for recusal on the supreme court, which have been notoriously lax, are something that in a functioning society, which we know i think scaresly qualify at this point, that would have about something that would have been remormd a long time ago because it's simply inconsistent with any form democracy that those two things co-exist. >> it's difficult, and i respect
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that, but tom nichols since you're not the dean i'm going ask you to comment on it directly and this is what frightens me. they do have have you believers. they are a hyper minority, they are not a majority even even of republicans, but they are such a large purelity and they are so aggressive and determined to remake the society in their image and they have so many fellow republicans who are willing, as you said, to go along with it in exchange for power, the republicans who are like fine, i'll let you do the most ban naz crazy things as long as you get me on the supreme court, what do we do with those things? >> when justice thomas talks about people not willing to accept outcomes that we don't like. how many more times can we kill irony, cremate it and scatter its ashes over the mountaintops? i mean, my god. i don't know what you do about a supreme court like that other than to vote in if numbers too
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large to denial. you know i've always been on this hobby horse about showing up to vote, especially in things like mid--term and state and local elections, but i think once again i want to come back to this issue of fear. the reason republicans are working so hard to ram this through as a judicial matter, something that, again, in my youth as a republican was something we criticized liberals for doing, taking the courts and jamming through unpopular things. it's because republicans are afraid. they know they can't sell what they believe in to their fellow citizens so they have simply given up on trying to talk to their fellow citizens. they are going to hijack, you know, particular -- i shouldn't even say hijack. they are going to make appointments through winning elections and in some cases through winning elections on -- you know, on the margins and then say we'll get judges to do
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this for them which 30 or 40 years ago was one of the cardinal sins of liberalism that republicans would put a stop to and now that it's in their favor, they are totally for it. >> remember when republicans used to say the -- the lawyers are anti-democracy. the lawyers. now they are are sue everyone into doing what you want. what a development. thank you gentlemen both very much. still on "the reidout," red state continue to chip away at women's rights as the oklahoma legislature approves the most restrictive abortion ban in america but courageous people like our next guest are fighting back and later -- >> i cannot believe somebody would give some child a gun and let him think that it's okay and come into somebody's hometown to shoot it up, shoot people down like dogs. that doesn't make any cents to me. >> the first funeral is held for a victim of that racist mass shooting in buffalo as family
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members struggle to understand how and why it happened. plus, record-shattering early voting turnout in georgia ahead of tuesday's closely watched primary. "the reidout" continues right after this. imary. "the reidout" continues right after this
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yes on h. recall chesa boudin now. jo this week oklahoma's state legislature rolled back the clock again, passing the nation's most restrictive abortion ban, and republican governor kevin stitt is expected
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to sign it into law. vice president harris called the bill outrageous and meanwhile as we await an supreme court ruling that will overturn "roe v. wade" and a bishop has told nancy pelosi she will be denied the right to take communion over her position on abortion rights. >> i was raped. weeks later i found out i was pregnant. without the protections afforded to me by "roe v. wade," i would not -- i would have been forced to birth a human being that i could not take care of and the father would have been my rapist. >> after which failed pregnancy should i have been imprisoned? would it have been after the first miscarriage or would you have put me behind bars after my
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stillbirth? i ask because the same medicine used to treat my failed pregnancies is the same medicine states like texas would make illegal. >> republicans, on the other hand, treat it had as a culture war first. one of their witnesses, a lawyer, made an absurd claim that aborted feesus eds, get this, are used to power lights in washington, d.c., which can i not believe this, is not true and then there was dr. robinson, the only medical professional testifying. she faced a torrent of hypotheticals and condescension from republicans on the panel. >> that's a question. it's a simple question. have you had human parts, baby parts, arms, legs, as a result of an abortion performed at the time you just acknowledged them. >> i am a physician and proud abortion provider. >> yes or no. >> makes it difficult for me to talk about the care that i provide. >> dr. robinson, medical director of the alabama women's
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center and board member of theet? for reproductive health. dr. robinson, thank for being here. the disrespect to you was hard to watch but also just their -- their total lack of understanding of the care that you provide. can you just talk about that, because did you get the sense that the republicans who were interrogating you understood the care that you provide? >> uh-oh. do we have dr. robinson? can you hear me? uh-oh. >> i can hear you. >> oh, good. now we've got you, excellent. i'm going reask that question and thank you again for being here. did you get the sense that some of the people questioning you, some of the republicans who were rude to you, by the way, understood the care that you actually provide to women? >> no, it was very clear to me that they did not understand the care that i provide to people. it's very clear that they don't
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understand the need for the type of care that i provide and they were not interested in it, they were not interested in the real needs of people. >> let me play the clip. here's representative mike johnson. >> how about if a child is halfway out of the birth canal, is an abortion permissible then? >> can you repeat youry. >> if your child is halfway delivered out of the birth canal, is it permissible to have be a asfwhorgs would you support the right for an abortion then? >> i can't even fat yom that. >> if it occurred would you support that abortion or not. that's unrestricted abortion. >> i can't -- just like you probably can't imagine what you who do if your daughter was raped. >> you know, as somebody who has given birth to three hue mutual funds i start to wonder if some of these people ever pass seventh great biology. they don't even understand the human body let alone this issue. i wonder -- can you just explain
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to us. i want to put this map up of where states would likely ban abortion completely in "roe v. wade" was overturn. forget all the silly hypotheticals you were being asked about. what would be the real world impact for women like the ones you treat if abortion were banned? >> well, there are 26 stays that are ban abortion if roe is overturn that. what will mean is that many people, like the women i care for, black people, low-income, people from rural areas, people of color generally, people already financially struggling who have no access to very necessary care. >> let me play for you oklahoma governor kevin stitt who is now presiding over the most restrictive six-week ban.
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here he is being questioned about that on fox. >> i have daughters and i can't imagine what that would be like and that hardship. but that is a human being inside the womb and we're going to do everything that we can to protect life and love both the mother and child and we don't think that killing one to protect another is the right thing to do either. >> i don't know if i've had to treat young women who are victims of rape or incest, but they make it sound like it's just as simple as being loving towards that rape victim and everything will be fine or make the woman -- put the child up for adoption, everything will be fine. for the women you actually treerkts does that sound realistic to you. >> that is not realistic to you, and, yes, i have treated people who have become pregnant as a result of rape and incest, and it is one of the most heartbreaking things you ever
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have to do. i remember the youngest person i've ever cared for is 11 years old, and just the thought of sentencing that young person to a life where she was trying to care for someone else, an show was already struggling and the thing about this patient, she wasn't a citizen herself. i'm a citizen here and clearly i don't have full rights to autonomy an everything that i need in order to have freedom for myself and determine my own future but this young lady already don't have access to the care that she needs. she doesn't have access to health care and to say that she's going to be forced to bring another person into this world where she's already not being given the resources that she needs in order to -- to really to -- to live, you know. this is more than just about life. this is about living, and -- and
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i don't think that that's anything that these representatives are thinking about, about the true impact that this will have on real people. >> yeah, i don't think they even understand what it means to carry child inside of them for nine months and doing that when you're loving and you want a child, even that is treacherous sometimes health-wise. women die in this country more than any other developed country from being question. all the complications that can happen, the pain, the nausea and saying you're going to make an 11-year-old child who has been raped go through that for almost a year and you think that is humane is shocking to me but i want to thank you, dr. robinson, for all the work that you do for women and god bless you and thank you very much. >> as we close out this very difficult week the first buffalo shooting victim is laid to rest. more after the break. d to rest. more after the break
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cried silently. >> his heart is broken. he half sleeps, half eats and as a mother what am i supposed to do to help him get through this? i need a village to help me. >> we will. >> raise and be here for my son because he has no father. >> other family members of the victims shared their grief and anger over the senseless violence as well and, again, this is hard to watch. >> i cannot believe somebody would give some child a go up and let him think that it's okay and come in somebody's hometown to shoot it up, just to shoot people down like dogs. that doesn't make any sense mo me. >> i constantly think about what could have been done, and it seems like this is -- it's like groundhog's day. we've seen this over and over and over again.
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>> that racist young man took my mother away. >> how dare you? >> i'm joined now by bishop william barber co-chairman of the poor people's campaign. sorry. i have a policy about crying on tv but that little boy and that grandma kind of really made it very hard for me to continue. bishop barber, what do you even say? you've done many funerals. it's one thing if your mom or your ex-husband dies as a result of cancer or a accident. this isn't that. what do you even say at a funeral? what do you even say? >> joy, i'm sitting here like you crying in ander. i don't know. you be with people and the other thing is you have to recognize america. that's not something that comes
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from one crazed racist shooter or one craze the extremist fox new commentator spewing this stuff. this is something in the ethos of this nation that we've not dealt with. you know, i was thinking as a poor community, poor black community and this replacement theory, joy, this is the latest version of it. that's why you see the woman shaking. it brings up all kinds of terrorism. this is the latest if. you go back to the 19th century you have thomas dixon who wrote "birth of a nation" and woodrow wilson in the oval office, like trump and steve bannon bought racism so blatantly in the oval office and then it became policy, a basis to justify racism and then what happened in 1915 that they played that movie and then nearly 100 black men were killed and in 1919 riots
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broke out all over the country. the krug was celebrated as somehow protecting the country from replacement and the people who did that also came against women's rights and labor movement and what do we do? i want to ask what did people do then when they had their pain? you know what they did? the naacp built a black/white coalition, not just a plaque response to this. what happened? women took those tears and won the right to vote. what happened? preachers starting preaching the social gospel movement like never before, white and black and raisinging the -- the harlem renaissance came and they started writing poems of resistance, if we must die threat not be like hogs.
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america has never been america for me. what happened in that period? what did they do with their tears? a. philip randolph said we're going to start planning for a march on washington, so in this moment, joy, one. things we have to do is something that dr. king did when he preached the funerals. he named everybody. he said it's not just who pulled the trigger. he said we've got to look at not just who pulled the trigger but who really murdered those people. this is what king said and what we have to transfer to today. he said every white lawman who abuses the law and terrorizes, every white politician who feeds on prejudice and hatred, every white preacher who preaches the bible and stays silent before their congregation abouties that meters and he ever said every negro man and woman and preacher who stands without joining the fight touch as their brothers and sisters are humiliated, brute leads and ripped apart. that woman said we need a
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village. notice, she didn't say a black village. she said we need a village, and we have to say in this movement all of these tears will make us understand that not only must we cry together we must stand together. we must come together. we must be a more truth-telling power together. all of us, not some of us. this cannot be just looked at as a black issue. it's a danger to all of us, entire democracy and our humanity and one of the things that we're seeing in the campaign is on monday we're headed to memphis, tennessee, need a resurrection what have king was doing, not just constant xhepration. we're going to call thousands of clergy to teach and preach whether it's white, black, brown, asian, whatever, and on june 18th we're calling for a massive coming together of all
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of us and to say, look, wey have to do with systemic rationism and the this false moral narrative of religious nationalism and replacement theory as interbeing locking evils that require much from all of us. that's what we have to do. of somehow we must hear those tears. i'm glad, lastly, joy, that you cried today and others are crying because there's a scripture in the bible that says when this kind of death happens, you must hear the sound of rachel crying and refusing to be comforted. wey must refuse to go back to europe and our tears are the kind of tears that you try and the same tears strengthen you and buoy you up and stand against what is happening. you rec hoidsnize there's
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something terribly wrong in our society and what we're seeing today has happened before but we've also beat it before. we can beat it again. >> wow. this is why i have pastor friend because sometimes i just got to get my preaching on the show. i can't necessarily be in the church. i go ahead and bring it right to the show that everybody can get a word, my good friend, bishop william barber, thank you. thank you investment much appreciate it. up next, candidates sharpen their attacks ahead of tuesday ice pivotal primary in georgia. i'll be heading down there myself for a ring syd seat as voters will decide who will face off against stacey abrams in november. more on that next. t stacey abran november more on that next. ble and can help you get almost 30 minutes more restful sleep per night. save $1,000 on the sleep number 360 special edition smart bed, queen now only $1,999. plus, 0% interest for 48 months on all smart beds. ends monday.
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and abrams. meanwhile, another trump-enforced candidate herschel walker is the clear favorite to win the nomination in the senate race despite having skipped all the debates and avoiding answering questions about past allegations of domestic violence, physical threats against women and stalking, bus his republican rivals have warned he can't win in a general election against democratic senator raphael warnock. joining me is a member of the founder of the national action fund and dana milbank of "the washington post." thoughts on first -- let's start with the herschel walker race. he's going to win because he's famous, right? that's pretty simple. >> he's going to win because he's famous and because he's a skion of donald trump. donald trump's influence is much more prevalent in presumeries in which there's not a strong republican nominee who has had a long standing relationship with the primary electorate.
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primaries are pretty much decided by a small and dedicated group plaintiff local officials. that's why brian kemp is going to win in the governor's race but herschel walker is unqualified and fit and frankly an embarrass president. it's hard to obfuscate after a long black week. he's the token black that republicans it hold up to say the worst possible things on planet and say he's black, therefore, we're not racist. herschel walker is a joke. an excellent running back but there's nothing in his life his fry or story to show he's an embarrass president for not only trump but forever real, live breathing americans who have been him up as a candidate.
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>> it's kind of like what people are saying about madison cawthorn. i mean, republicans seem committed to basically, know, like in "coming to america" the wife, the wife that was pick for eddie in. newer if i's characters whatever you want, right whatever you want. >> exkept get kemp. trump is sore of the fair weather endoriser. he loves a winner so that if it looks like hing my not win he never endorsed you in the first i think there's a lot of overstating trump's influence for that reap and basically everybody who is running for all of these reasons who have become
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so thoroughly trumpified so he's won in the accepts that everybody is donald trump now. he's lost in the accepts that, you know, he doesn't have that great a track record because, know, all that happens is he resipds the endorsement. >> what does this mean that pens is endorsing kemp? >> first of all, he's able to read polls as well as the next guy so i'm not sure we're going to grant the former vice president a profile in courage just yet, but he has in other areas, know, been -- you've centerpiece this vat awry of -- you see carious ones being if sticking out their -- in days
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republican opinion turns again him but that's not particularly goings to it happen. here's george w. bush mostin cos are rigged. political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process. the result in an absence of checks and balances in russia. and the decisions of one man to launch a wholly, unjustified, and brutal invasion of ukraine. >> i am too taken by schadenfreude to comment in a way that it would be dignified right now. -- what do you make of, first of,
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all the giggle after. and the, paging dr. for equality of those comments? >> i'm going to give some grace of the guy whose parents around that age, 75 years old. everyone sees the world from their own lens. the iraq situation was certainly george bush and his father's lens on the world of international diplomacy. so you have to give some grace for a 75-year-old man addressing the crowd. that said, it is extraordinary bad. and i don't know that it rises to the level of some of my twitter brethren and sister in, who have decided this is a war criminal, admitting to his crimes. but is extraordinarily bad, and maybe in his heart of heart, maybe in his private deliberations at night, he does realize that there are potentially some sincere parallels between putin's actions and his own. >> the people who drag georgia and in georgia view bush -- when he got in, there he was captured by dick cheney and company. and he was put into one of the
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greatest errors in american history, which putin is using as an excuse. and trying to use as an excuse to duties doing. i'm gonna leave it there. let's talk about madison cawthorn, dana. it falls to you -- the same group, because republicans can't take down their own when they want to. they have madison cawthorn -- now they're coming after warren bogart. the same group. lauren boebert. >> you know got madison cawthorn out? madison cawthorn. think of all the things that he managed. you know, every possible scandal on earth. the new video. >> he went to hitler's bungalow. everybody was like, hey. he is republican. >> it was like he was trying to touch every possible button to see what would happen. but when he hit the gun violation at the airport, the driving without a license and the insider trading, it all came out in one day. i was like, wow, it doesn't get any better than that. boebert has a way of doing this
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sort of been. she has these gunpoint photos that she will put out of herself and her family. she's not quite a madison cawthorn, yet at least. but i don't think anyone agrees -- they bring themself down. >> all i want to see if lauren knows anything about any cocaine already, she would not say nothing. that will usually that's how you get bumped out. they'll talk about the cocaine orgies. dana and don, don and dane are sticking around. because up, next is the top -- of the week. don't miss it. we are her teachers, her therapists, chefs... oh, that's why we're tired. it's because we're doing it every single day, all day. how do you like learning at home? i kind of don't like it. i kind of don't like it either. i just want you to have everything. everything that you want in life. ♪♪
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once again time to play my favorite game, who won the week! don calloway, dana milbank, who won the week? >> i thought it would be john shapiro who is now the democratic nominated governor of pennsylvania. not because of, that but because his great, good fortune and his opponent who won the republican nomination, mastriano. he is so far out. there he is not just an election denier, he's an actual insurrectionist. there's photos of him there at the capitol on january 6th. i think shapiro won the week just for winning that.
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>> let. so be careful what you wish, for sometimes. don calloway, who won the week? >> buffalo mayor, byron brown. i've advised a ton of mayors in my political career. in fact, he's probably my specialty. this is a job no civic leader once. you have to be a comforter in chief for his municipality during the worst possible time. he has -- resources and brought people together to serve those folks in a way that it has been extraordinarily skillful. so he won the week, it's a -- victory at best. >> my who won the week is a guy, you would remember, his name is christian cooper. let's put up the video. you all remember this is a man who was harassed by a lady in central park, a white lady, who threatened to call the police on him because he asked her to curve her dog. he is now given a bird watching tv show on national geographic channel. he won the week. congratulations to our bird-watcher, we will be
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watching chris cooper shell. before we go, i want to leave you with the moment of joy. retired sergeant victor w. butler. he is believed to be the last surviving tuskegee airmen. he is in rhode island. he has asked for a birthday card for his 100th birthday. he turned 100 on saturday. it is too late for me to send your birthday card, but this is my birthday card. happy birthday to our tuskegee airmen hero, retired sergeant -- butler! happy birthday from the reidout! don calloway, dana milbank, that's it -- >> tonight on ellen. >> my husband told me that the president asked about me twice, so, i'm wearing my trump button. >> new evidence that the wife of the supreme court justice was intimately involved with trump's coup, using a fringe legal theory endorsed by her husband. >> i think we are in danger, of destroying the institutions that are

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