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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ jamie raskin: he was, he was something, my son. >> he was -- he was something, my son. >> did you think about taking some time off? >> you know, tommy left us a note. and the note said, please forgive me. my illness want today.
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look after each other, the animals, and the global poor for me. all my love, tommy. so, he didn't have anything in there. for i gotta take some time off. and -- ♪ ♪ ♪ [noise] >> why is america such an extraordinary country? we are not unified by virtue of being one ethnicity. or one ideology, or one religion. we are unified by one constitution, and one rule of law, and the values under our constitution.
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it is an aspiration. it's a challenge to us. the constitution shouldn't be some kind of fetish documentary. this should be the living commitment that we all have, to make democracy work in service of the common good. that is the constitution that comes out of the civil war in reconstruction. that is the constitution that we've been fighting for since then. and we gotta keep fighting for it. ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> please raise your right hand, and repeat after me. i, donald john trump, do
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solemnly swear -- >> i, donald john trump, do solemnly swear -- >> to preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations to the new president. ♪ ♪ ♪ [noise] [applause] [noise] >> mothers and children trapped and poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape. and the crime, and the gangs, and the drugs, that are still in too many lives, and robbed
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our country of so much and realized potential. this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. [applause] >> when donald trump talked about american carnage in his first inaugural address, it was a pivotal moment, because american carnage, of, course was not a description of anything. it was really a promise on his part. when i saw the violence on january 6th, i thought that the american carnage speech. he had foreshadowed the whole thing. american carnage was not what he was running against. it was he was running for. ♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] >> we can now officially project that the
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democrats will take control of the house. >> now, for the first time, donald trump will have affective opposition party this will be able to report his agenda. >> all right, our next speaker is our very special people, if you guys would listen up for a second. just pay attention for one second. i'm bringing on two of my three kids who are gonna introduce me, so i can make my speech. please welcome, tommy raskin and tabatha raskin. come on up! >> good evening, everybody. i am tommy raskin. >> i am tabatha raskin. so, if the best representative is the one who works the hardest, and who is the most -- then your representative, my
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dad, it's the best. [applause] >> my father first got into office when i was ten. and since that time, i have had -- that have gotten on the campaign trail. and the one thing i care of the most is thinking your dad's gonna win. of course, my familial -- because i never doubted that he was gonna win. it's not because of his era possible, and rivaled, charming humor. though there is that. it's not because of his good looks, even though that can recommend him as well. it's because he is deep and abiding, moral convictions. and he's 14 the trump administration every step along the way, ensuring that
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democracy remains safe. >> thank you, tommy. [applause] >> thank you. congressional district, thank you for the honor of allowing me to represent you for another term. i will give it my all. i will give it my all! [applause] >> it was an amazing feeling to be in the majority. we are gonna have the chance to investigate a lot of corruption and miss fisas of the trump administration. but of course, right when we got into the majority, and a new term started, donald trump shut the government down. >> take the time off. it looks better without a tie. come on, man!
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take it out. that's doable. back up. it's better. that's good. that's fine. >> what's wrong with a tie? >> [inaudible] it's too casual -- >> no, that, so then, you shouldn't -- [inaudible] >> this is the third government shutdown on president trump's watch, as lawmakers failed to get in agreement over funding. the president is demanding. >> roughly 8000 federal employees will not be getting paid during this shutdown. more than half of them will still have to report to work. the rest are being furlough, that means they won't go to work, but they also won't get paid. >> hello. jamie raskin, nice to meet you. good to see you. >> this is wonderful! >> i love these guys.
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i'm gonna about to make my contribution right now. i'm giving my entire january salary away, since the government shut down everything. and so, i'm gonna give it to all the troops that are in the frontlines. >> that's really appreciative. appreciate what you try to do when you're on the hill. >> thank you. >> hello, hi. nice to see you. what a pleasure! >> nice to see you too. >> thank you. i'm here with manna, and we're collecting fruit, joel people affected by the government shutdown. so -- >> i'm not sure i should -- >> thank you so much. >> i, hey, don't give him the backing wall. >> but i'm sure we'll. ever get angry at that we have a system of checks and balances here and you don't hold the federal workforce in the people of the country hostage, in order to get your way in a policy debate. it wasn't able to get the mexican government to pay for his wall. he wasn't able to get congress
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to do it, even when you control the house and the senate, which republican controlled over the last two years. now, suddenly, the democrats take over. the house we won 40 seats, and he decides to shut the government down. it just an unacceptable way to do business in a democracy. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i never thought that trump could turn out to be a good guy. but i thought, maybe, you know, all of this right-wing authoritarian populist stuff, all this mussolini stuff, we just fade away quickly, when he got into office. that cooler heads will prevail the conservative republican
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establishment, they would kind of take over, and run things like a standard run-of-the-mill, right-wing presidency, as opposed to an existential threat to constitution in the democracy. [applause] >> donald trump today, took to the roads, to wait a white flag, and going to reopen the government without funding for the border wall. >> i'm very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown, and we open the federal government. >> i think he thought that he was going to practice extortion, political extortion, and that we would give in. and we stood strong. >> now, for the first time,
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will have affective opposition party that will be able to thwart his agenda. they have the power to investigate. they have the power to subpoena. and most importantly, the end of one party rule in washington. >> congressional oversight of the president of the united states, finally begins in earnest today. trump's former personal lawyer, michael cohen, will give public testimony before the house oversight committee. and that will be televised live. >> in his opening statement, which we got last night, he said the president was a racist, a con man. and my reaction was tell us something we don't know, you don't? so, you know, i'm basically looking at him like renegade refugee from an organized crime family.
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and he's gonna tell us sort of the internal dynamics of the trump operation. >> the big story, in my mind, is that we have a president who has turned the government of the united states of america into a moneymaking operation for himself, for his family, for his business, and for his friends. and so, we want to try to get the best, portrait weekend of what's taking place within the trump operation. and then, we gotta start asking questions about whether this is the president was an actual threat to the character of our republic. [inaudible] >> if you would please rise,
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and i will begin to swear you in. raise your right hand. >> my loyalty to mr. trump has cost me everything. my family's happiness, friendships, my law license, my company, my livelihood, my honor, my reputation and soon, my freedom. and i will not sit back, say nothing, and allow him to do this thing to the country. indeed, given my experience working for mr. trump, i fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power. and this is why i agreed to appear before you today. [applause] michael cohen did issue a stark warning to the country that if donald trump lost,
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there would be no peaceful transition. there is no way he would accept it. that is a frightening and startling thing for the presidents own lawyer, to say about him. but it seemed far off at that point to a lot of people. people have said, from the beginning, there is no way he would do that, no way anybody would do that. it disrupts my skin with rash. but now, i can disrupt eczema with rinvoq. rinvoq is not a steroid, topical, or injection. it's one pill, once a day, that's effective without topical steroids. many taking rinvoq saw clear or almost-clear skin while some saw up to 100% clear skin. plus, they felt fast itch relief some as early as 1 week. that's rinvoq relief. rinvoq can lower your ability to fight infections, including tb. serious infections and blood clots, some fatal, cancers including lymphoma and skin cancer, death, heart attack, stroke, and tears in the stomach or intestines occurred. people 50 and older with at least one heart disease
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♪ reporter: we've got a big story coming out of washington this morning. out of washington this morning. today is the public -- the mueller report. >> after 23 months of secrecy, this morning answers for the american public. when attorney general william barr released a redacted version of the nearly 400-page mueller report. >> was there a conspiracy in the election between russians and americans trying to help donald trump? was there obstruction or other crimes arising out of that investigation? >> mueller never concluded either way whether the president obstructed justice. so william barr made a determination himself. >> there is an attempt here to preempt congress's role. we had the lawmaking branch of government. we are the primary and dominant branch of government. we are the ones who will decide
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whether there were high crimes and misdemeanors committed by this president. barr had done a mess to masterful job of -- the public about it, everybody's eyes about what was really in the report. he took a complicated set of facts which showed lots of wrongdoing and condensed the to no collusion, no obstruction. >> there was no evidence of the trump campaign collusion with the russian government hacking. >> there was no collusion, no obstruction, there was no nothing. >> neither of those things within their. that was the mantra. you could hear 500 times a day. it's just a classic propaganda tactics of authoritarian regimes. i feel like i could pull in a lighter. i did pull one, i think it's just that feeling like, being back in college. cramming for three hours straight. >> would you think that
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impeachment is more unattainable now? >> i don't think it's any more or any less than it ever was. you know, my attitude from the beginning has been the impeachment should not be a fetish for anybody. but it should not be a taboo for anybody either. it's not a -- for everything that ails us in america. it's not going to get health insurance to people. it's not going to lower prescription drug prices. but it is the peoples last line of self-defense against the president who insist upon acting like a king and trampling the law. the great thing about america, what we love about america, is that it's a constitutional democracy. it's a government of the people by the people, for the people. if somebody decides to disrupt the basic fabric of our republic and to violate the law, we've got to take that seriously. this is a system of laws.
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the president is not above the law. the president is bound by the law, just like everybody else. we are all taught in third grade that we have three coeval branches. we are not a coequal branch of government, we are the preeminent branch of government. there's a reason why we are in article one. all legislative power invested in the congress of the united states. the constitutional sovereign power of the people to create the country, to write the constitution flowed into congress. what's the core job of the president? to take care of the -- law faithfully executed. that's it. if the president doesn't take care that the laws are faithfully executed, get rid of him. i overslept. can i use your phone to call julie? you found me on the one out of
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1000 days where i am really angry. -- it's in my schedule. if there's anything on my schedule, i'm blowing through calls. [inaudible] my phone died. how is it going? >> good morning. there goes the quiet. [laughs] >> carter, stop that attitude. . i am so upset right now. the president was engaged in all kinds of corruption. he just gave the finger to powers and congress's oversight role. there was great frustration building up. there was a very strong sense in the country and around caucus that we needed to formalize it into an impeachment inquiry for investigation. but i think the democratic leadership was nervous about
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the politics of it. some of our members started to say, trump is not worth it. the president is not worth it. the question is whether the constitution is worth it, and whether the country is worth it. like pulsing, electric shocks, sharp, stabbing pains, or an intense burning sensation. what is this nightmare? it's how some people describe... shingles. a painful, blistering rash that could interrupt your life for weeks. forget social events and weekend getaways. if you've had chickenpox, the virus that causes shingles is already inside of you. if you're 50 years or older ask your doctor or pharmacist about shingles. a monster was attacking but the team remained calm. because with miro, they could problem solve together,
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all the time. >> the problem is, i can't get anything done. i have no time to work. >> hello. >> let me explain this. so this is tava. so tava as my friend, my constituent. he's gonna change my life. that's the plan. i'll show you -- >> i look like that to. >> which one do you want?
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>> let's try this one. >> custom -- i like mine! >> that's beautiful! >> jamie, come on out. >> i went with my oldest on with my new suit. >> i didn't get in the politics to impeach donald trump. i didn't think donald trump was gonna be in the white house when i ran for office. iran as a constitutional law professor. i know one thing really well, which is about the constitution and the rule of law and american democracy. and it became clear to me that trump was actually attacking the constitutional underpinnings of american government. >> what a pleasure! >> thank you, tava. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> for most of the history of
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humanity, of our species, people have lived under kings and queens, and dictators and bullies, and authoritarian systems. democracies very much the exemption. the whole point of the constitution is to keep people in office from just doing whatever they want. it was at the idea of lawless discretion and government officials, that motivated the american revolutionaries to write a constitution that would bind the people in power. so, we've gotta make democracy work. and that's something we do together. >> we need everybody out, organizing to get everybody registered to vote in 2020. we've got to counter all of these fascist style tactics
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that are coming from donald trump. as hard as we were fighting trump, and trying to stop him from his rampage in america, we were also working to turn out a landslide for the democrats in 2020. >> hey, jamie. >> i, good morning. >> good to see you. >> everybody like the hairdo, it's a plus. >> i understand. because you want to spend the rest of your lives looking at my forehead -- [laughs] really! >> we like it. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [applause] [applause] >> hello democracy, summer in the house! we want some organizers to be with you tonight. one of them is sitting behind me. [applause] thomas jefferson said, we are, by blocked and by tradition, the heirs of rebels and revolutionaries who overthrew kings and tyrants. and we must never forget who we are. [applause] >> when i studied congressman school, the kind of
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mantra that i had in my mind, who a member of congress is, what they're like, it's pretty much exactly like jamie raskin. [applause] [inaudible] relentless principles, compassionate, and able to quote jefferson as -- [inaudible] >> i've always felt that politics, at its best, it's about education. so, when i first run for office, i started democracy summer. it's about teaching people about the process and how it works, about the issues and the competing merits of different kinds of solutions. and then, teaching people about how you go out and make change. [applause] >> i'm sorry?
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>> mother and son, i need a shot! >> that's excellent! and, congratulations about graduation. >> thank you so much. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> when you're in the perfect place right now -- >> i feel it. it's like everybody knows one thing, and my turn came up. unlike -- they all wanted -- >> happy labor day, everybody. happy labor day! nice to see you! hello, you guys. happy labor day! nice to see you! >> do you guys need the constitution?
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the united states election. >> the actions of the trump presidency revealed a betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security, and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. >> it was our breakthrough day. we waited for this for three years. i got the newspapers. >> possum. >> yeah. the whole ukraine shakedown seemed like a game changer because they were caught red-handed. the unified those people who were very concerned about the political corruption and the lawlessness with those who were concerned about what donald trump was doing to america's image and reputation in the world. i think that's why the impeachment pressure built up in such a large way. people understood that he was trying to wage war against, not just our political party, but the whole constitutional order.
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it was an extraordinary abuse of power. >> oh wait, i forgot to turn my tie. don't look at my color with a scale. [laughs] >> we'll make it quick and easy. >> all right. >> crazy couple days. >> yeah, really wonderful couple days. >> can you hold this for a second? >> the times have found us. the moment that the ukraine episode came to light, you could tell everything was going to change. at the same time that i was shocked and startled by the radicalism of this new chapter, i felt it was completely consistent with everything we knew about donald trump. he's been betraying the office, betraying the constitution, and the national security from day one. thank you so much. great to see you. american elections belong to the american people. they don't belong to the president. they don't belong to a
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president working in league with foreign powers against us. that's what the -- were afraid of. i used to have a bunch of these which is. i am down to one. which are these guys already trick-or-treating? are you guys already trick or treating? come back, i'm getting my decorations. >> the candies not even in the bully it. >> i've been a little busy. promised to come back? all right. all right. happy halloween, you guys. oh man. this is not even a pumpkin? can you carve a gourd? how many? can you fit three in your hand? there we go. do you like skittles to?
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you like m&ms? there we go. then you got it. you got it. this is the trump era, whatever you can grab. >> dad! oh my god. >> would you guys like a baby constitution? >> what is? that >> come here. it's your own constitution, okay? it's got the first amendment. >> in a sobering milestone, house democrats turned weeks of testimony, evidence, and speeches into actual articles of impeachment against the president. >> the house judiciary committee decide to charge to commit -- a president with abuse of power, obstruction of congress. >> president trump is now the fourth president in u.s. history to have articles of impeachment drawn up against him. >> good morning. it is my solemn responsibility this morning to present for your consideration house resolution 7:55, concerning the impeachment of donald john trump, president of the united states.
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investigating committees inducted 100 hours of deposition testimony with 17 sworn witnesses. the judiciary committee is now in possession of overwhelming evidence that the president of the united states has committed high crimes and misdemeanors. impeachment is like an indictment. when the house votes to impeach, it's acting like a grand jury. it's essentially saying, we believe there been these crimes. president trump has abused the awesome powers of the presidency by using his office to corruptly demand that a foreign government interfere in our american presidential elections. in order to promote his own political campaign in 2020. this scheme subordinated the democratic sovereignty of the people, to the private political ambitions of one man, the president himself. the way i thought of it was, this would be an attempt to state the case against the president before the country. the tv cameras would be there.
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i was trying to bring it back to the question of elections. if we let this misconduct go and authorize presidents to coerce, cajole, pressure and entice foreign powers to enter our election campaigns, we can only ask about the 2020 election will be like. or indeed, would any future election in america will be like. the presidents continuing force of conduct constitutes a clear and present danger to democracy in america. we cannot allow this misconduct to pass. it would be a sellout of our constitution, our foreign policy, our national security and our democracy. thank you mister chairman. i yield back. >> on this vote, the yays are 229. the nays are one 98.
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president is. one article two is adopted. >> it is official, president trump impeached, putting a bitterly divided america on display. virtually every democrat voted for impeachment. every republican voting against it. >> today we take action to hold trump accountable with the series and undisputed risky poses to our free and fair elections. and to the separation of powers that safeguards -- >> the two articles of impeachment, the president is impeached. >> once the house speaker sends the articles of impeachment over to the senate, and that sets in motion a trial. >> when it comes to the senate, the senate is the sole power to try the case. in other words, to be the court that conducts the trial on those charges. they are two thirds as required to convict. the jury and the senate is almost by definition biased. certainly, in trump's case, because he demanded that kind
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of personal loyalty. [noise] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the 45th president of the united states, donald j trump. [applause] >> thank you, thank you. this lawless partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the democrat party. they have nothing. they are the ones that should be impeached. every one of them. we have tremendous support in the republican party, like we've never had before.
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nobody's ever had this kind of support. it's all going to end soon. it's gonna come out to a beautiful, great victory for the republican party and for the -- damn the truth! yeah >> this is not about protecting the country. this is about destroying the president. >> donald trump has got to go! >> partisan political decision to impeach. i would anticipate we will have a largely partisan outcome in senate. i'm not impartial about this at all. >> there is no way this -- should be viewed as legitimate. certainly not by republicans,
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which minority rights have been trampled on every step on the way. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> unbelievably unfairly. this is what the end result is. [applause] >> it didn't surprise me that much that our side was unable to dislodge that monolithic republican support. the leadership were all trump accomplices. basically had all these sycophants in the house and the senate who were going along with whatever donald trump wanted. >> you have been so great. thank you very much. unleash your energy. loaded with b vitamins... ...and other key essential nutrients...'s a tasty way to conquer your day. try centrum multi gummies.
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self-driving cars. our power grid. water treatment plants. hospital systems. they're all connected to the internet... and vladimir putin or a terrorist could cause them all to self-destruct... a cyber 9-11 that would destroy our country. i'm dan o'dowd and i wrote the software that keeps our air defenses secure. i approved this message because i need your vote for u.s. senate to send a message... ♪ ♪ ♪ congress needs to fix this. ♪ >> the cdc is mobilizing teams
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right now, in an urgent effort to head off a newly identified deadly virus from china. >> you've got a germ. you can get it out of the virus. you've got many different names. i'm not sure anybody even knows what it is. >> the coronavirus has now been detected in at least 48 different countries, with case numbers rising rapidly. >> the coronavirus has altered daily life across the united states. >> record unemployment, tens of millions of americans out of work. >> the death toll of the u.s., as new cases appear in more parts of the country. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> covid 19 was a catastrophe for our country. the economic consequences of it or calamitous. we ended up losing hundreds of thousands of people. we have 82,000 of our fellow citizens who have died already, and we have tens of millions who have been thrown out of work. we have seen massive shutdowns. harvard law school closed, physically. and tommy came back to live with us. he was on zoom, doing his classes. it's a very strange isolating time. and trump demonstrated how terrible his leadership was. he never had a plan. we really came to the verge of becoming a failed state at that
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point. and which was happening, in terms of police violence and police brutality, also reflected the tendency of us to become a failed state, a state that could not deliver the basic goods of existence to its people. and one of those goods is public health. another good is equal administration of the laws. [applause] [noise] >> my friends, we've got to organize now, the third reconstruction of the united states of america! now is our time. now is our moment to make it happen! [applause] >> you can't have democracy without participation, without people really getting engaged in it. we are not unified by being one ethnicity, or one religion, or one ideology. we are unified by one constitution. it's not that the constitution
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was somehow perfect when it got started, far from it. we were not a democracy. we were a slave republic, of white male property owners over the age of 21, but it's been through these successive movements for democratic enlargement, that the constitution has become better. and we've become a more perfect union. >> fredericton has set, if there is no struggle, there's no progress. power concedes nothing without a demand. it never has, and it never will. thank you for organizing, black lives matter! [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this may actually be the most important election in your lifetime. it certainly will be the most unusual. >> states across the country are turning to mail-in voting
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in this election, in an effort to allow americans to vote safely during the pandemic. >> while most americans report the option of mail in balloting, president trump launched a new attack on a today, as he trails joe biden in the polls. >> they're gonna be sending out 80 million ballots. where are they going? who are they sending them to? they are trying to rig this election. >> the president's failure to address the pandemic continues to hurt him in poll after poll. asked if he would accept the election result, the president said, quote, i'll have to see. >> the only way we're gonna lose this election is if the election is rigged, remember that. it's the only way we're gonna lose this election. so, we have to be very careful. >> my friends, we've got some hard days ahead of us, don't we? we really do. we've got some hard days ahead of us, but we are battle tested, and we are ready. we are preparing for an epic landslide, victory for democracy in 45 days.
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get ready for it! [applause] >> we don't have, believe it or not, a constitutional right to vote in america. it's just the power of state legislatures to appoint electors, and the republican party, which is that minority party, and a shrinking minority party, is using every lever of political power they have, to try to thwart the majority. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this is why the struggle for voting rights is so essential. we need everybody's vote. we need everybody's voice to count. >> a historic election night in america. after a year of tragedy and unrest, americans have turned in forced to make their voices heard. >> you've got 100 million people who have already voted in this country. we may see turnout today that smashes records. >> talking about the same
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things, day, after day, after day. [inaudible] >> okay, i went out, and i got my first compliment. my crew is, don't ever again say that it can't happen here, say we won't let it. we were obviously still in covid-19, so there were no election night parties going on. everybody was at home. tommy was with me, and we were just watching and waiting. >> dallas county here, biden's meeting these by 33 points -- >> wow! >> biden is in a big win in texas, what? >> remember, we saw all those stats last month about this historic early vote total. >> or watching texas results as they come in. but there is been so much -- especially given -- and we're still watching the final votes come in, and in the
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state of georgia, north carolina, virginia. >> a. >> you stayed up, i kind of think trump is going to win. >> i don't think so. i'm willing to put money on it. >> all really? you want to bet? >> yeah, i'll bet you. >> it's a win-win for me. trump wins, i get the money. trump loses, i get biden. >> all right, love you. bye. >> my kids are so freaked out the trump might win. >> -- ohio, pennsylvania, michigan -- >> it's gonna be a long night. trump's gonna be suing. we're gonna win this narrowly, and then, trump is gonna be fine taken every step along the way. i mean, buckle up. it's gonna -- will be fighting about this until we get into the new congress. we'll be fighting about it until january 6th. maybe beyond, i mean, trump
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on the american public. this is an embarrassment to our country. we were getting ready to win this election, frankly, we did win this election. we did win this election. we want all voting to stop. we don't want them to find any ballots at 4:00 in the morning, and add them to the list, okay? [applause] >> millions of votes still being counted, but the legal battle already underway. >> trump and other republicans have filed more than 30 election fraud lawsuits. and just keep rolling them out for lack of evidence. >> the president and his allies are casting doubt on the integrity of the election itself. fueling unfathomable conspiracy theories of cheating and fraud. >> the president is trying to stop the counting of tens of millions of ballots, and that
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obviously is an outrageous assault on democracy itself. we must stand by the popular vote, and we must stand by the popular vote, as it translates through our complicated electoral college system. there were all these overtures to try to overturn popular votes. and he pretty much got robust it at every turn. basically, all of the courts rejected the claim that there had been any kind of corruption, or any kind of fraud in the election. >> the moment that our country has been waiting for, after a very close race, joe biden has won the keystone state, pennsylvania. and its 20 electoral votes. >> and that means that former vice president joe biden has been elected president of the united states. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> it was an emotional thing when biden was declared the winner. there were huge crowds all over the country, out celebrating. huge crowds, millions of people took to the streets to celebrate, and seeing, and dance. it was wild. it was just an amazing feeling. it was the fall of an authoritarian, at least for the time being. and it felt like the redemption of democracy. >> a great move. a great win! it starts all over again now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> stop the steal! stop the steal!
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>> president trump is still insisting that you want election, which of course he did not. and that the election was somehow marked by massive fraud. it was not. >> the president suffered the latest in a nearly unbroken string of legal defeats. >> president trump's supporters, undeterred, with some including members of far-right extremist group, the proud boys, rallying to support him this weekend in washington. >> there were 2 million maga march hours after the election. >> america first! >> most members of congress, most democrats, paid no attention to all of them, because the election was over. they turned out, and those much marches were very important, because trump was able to attract to washington that hard-core element that was willing to engage in violence. we're going to stop the steal! >> stop the steal!
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stop the steal! >> we obviously didn't take seriously enough, and organize that attack on the u.s. government, and on our constitution, and on our election. >> we love trump! we love trump! we left trump! >> dad? >> yes. >> do you care about if i jump off shortly thereafter? >> i think that what's gonna do. he's gonna get out of town, yeah, that's cool. >> thank you so much for joining us. look out further ado, i will give it over to congressman raskin. >> thank you guys for -- we came up with it on thursday. you know how much i love parties, and i was missing everybody. and so, i thought, okay, we can try to have a little contest here, and see if i can answer 58 questions, in 58 minutes, one minute per question. and it begins with tommy raskin.
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>> who's your favorite tv villain? >> my favorite tv villain -- villains are the joker, they would lure, and william barr, the purported attorney general. thank you. >> love you, tommy raskin. next question comes from mark meadows. how would your favorite french philosopher monte, analyze the face of donald trump? >> clearly, cruelty is the heart of donald trump's vicious system, and all of the other vices flow right out of cruelty. i don't know they're ever gonna wake up and accept these election results. i hope that it doesn't lead to violence in the country. i really hope that people, they don't start doing really crazy things. i love the fact that we survived this nightmare. it was really, really hard and difficult, and it continues with covid-19 to be so difficult for our people. but we have survived through it all, through the neo-nazis, marching. we have survived through the
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(air whooshing) (phone ringing) (sighs) jamie raskin: hmmm i really do appreciate it. flynn: hi, congressman. jamie raskin: forgive me, i have had an insane day- flynn: no, no worries at all. jamie raskin: i'm sorry. flynn: i appreciated that you even found the time to chat, i really do appreciate it. jamie raskin: it's my pleasure. >> it's my pleasure. you want to talk about tom murray? about tommy? >> i just want to talk about everything you've been going through this week. >> well, our family -- suffered a terrible catastrophe
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on the last day of 2020. but my, you know, my dear boy is very, very close to our hearts now and on our minds. and we've been diluted with with emails and food and love and messages from around the world. and, in truth, i've been sleeping a lot since, since we've been without tommy. >> yeah. >> tommy had been fighting depression for several years. i mean, normally, he was the happiest, most ebullient energetic person you could ever hope to meet. but he was suffering from
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depression. it was serious. . the last night i got to spend with him we had dinner together, we played some boggle which was his big game and we watch some stuff on tv. and we talked about going for a hike the next day. you know, i game a hug night. told him i loved him. he told me he love me. and i was last time i saw him alive. >> how are you coping? >> well, tommy left us a farewell note where he said please forgive me. my illness won today. look after each other. the animals and the global pool.
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all my love, tommy. and i will spend the rest of my life trying to live up to that note. >> well, so, you forgave him >> oh, of course. and i, you know, i don't want to reveal the contents but i left a no for him to when we buried him. and of course i got -- i mean, what else could i do? he's my son. you know, he was injuring unimaginable suffering and we miss him every minute of every day. and we want him back. but, the only thing that enables me to sleep at night is knowing that he is no longer suffering in pain. so we have the love, we have
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the hope, and the ideas and we are hanging on real tightly to his spirit and soul. >> yeah i mean tommy was a person who love the world, and he loved democracy any loved humanity. and all living things. i feel like i honor him by doing the work that he'd be proud of. >> usa, usa, usa! >> i i want to thank you very much. hello georgia. by the way, there is no way we lost georgia, there is no way. that was a rigged election.
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and then i had taken this white house, we're gonna fight like hell, i'll tell you that right now. we will never given. we will never give up. we will never back down. we will never, ever surrender. [applause] and i hope mike pence comes through for us, i have to tell you. great guy. but of course, if he doesn't come through, i won't like him quite as much. no, mike is a smart man. and you watch what happens over the next couple of weeks, you watch what's going to come out. watch what's going to be revealed. you watch. [applause]
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what about my car? weathertech. >> just a few hours, congress ♪ reporter: in just a few hours congress will be convening to certify the results will certify the results of the electoral college, and confirm president elect joe biden's victory. >> crowds are already gathering for a pro trump rally, the president says he will speak at. as many as 30,000 people expected. this >> is the day that happens
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every four years. usually no one pays attention to it, but this year, all eyes are on capitol hill. >> dozens of house and senate republicans are going to object to the certification of millions of legally cast votes. >> still, the president is ramping up pressure on vice president pence, to flip the outcome. even as spent some self reportedly told the president that he does not have that power. trump allies tell nbc news they believe he will keep disputing the results. and all eyes are saying, the president as being squeezed family desperate. >> madam speaker! the vice president and the united states senate. [applause] >> it was the day after we had tommy's funeral. i was in a hearing. and our youngest daughter,
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tabatha, said that he, don't go. i said, i have to go in, because this is a constitutional responsibility. so i invited tabatha instead, to come with me. >> madam speaker, i want to thank you first, and oh my dear beloved colleagues, for your love and tenderness, which my family and i will never forget. [applause] >> i felt very disoriented, but i was overwhelmed by the love of my colleagues. and i entertained this completely fantastical thought that sympathy about tommy would somehow prevent any further division or polarization on that day. and of course, that was just a pipe dream. >> we are not here, madam
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speaker, to vote for the candidate we want. we are here to recognize the candidate that people actually voted for in the states. >> after i spoke, tabatha went to an office nearby. i started getting texts from constituents and people all over the country and family members say, are you okay? and at that point, i thought everyone, everything was still outside. >> the house will be in order. okay. >> we began to hear a terrible raucous. speaker pelosi was quickly hustled off. >> lock the door! >> then you chaplain gave a prayer, and then, we started seeing people running toward the door. maybe, 30 feet away from where
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i sat. >> there are masks under your seats -- >> we were told to get out our gas max, which most of us didn't even know existed. everyone was terrified. >> keep down! >> hang mike pence! hang mike pence! >> you could hear people shouting and yelling, hang mike pence. and you could hear people speaking boards to nancy. and then capitol police officers came in with their guns drawn. it was very frightening to be away from tabatha. i kept calling my chief of staff, julie, begging them to get the door locked and barricaded. they ended up hiding under a desk, ask people pounded on the door. and as we were evacuated out, you could see complete mayhem.
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[noise] >> i was really terrified. i just had no idea that the capitol could actually be overrun like that. finally, we were escorted to safety, to one of the committee rooms. >> every single member that i've spoken to, are absolutely determined to have a complete counting of electoral college votes. the american people have spoken. the election is over. the american constitution and democracy will prevail. we have no choice. >> we were absolutely resolved that we would not allow this to be permanent break. if we actually let a day go by, or two days go by, who knows
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what could have taken place? the president might have declared martial law. everything could've been lost at that point. >> get the hell out of here! >> we are going to go forward, if we gotta stay here all night. we may gotta stay here all day tomorrow. and the next day. we are going to complete the counting of electoral college votes, as called for by the constitution of the united states. allergies don't have to be scary. spraying flonase daily stops your body from overreacting to allergens all season long. psst! psst! flonase all good.
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our air defenses secure. i approved this message because i need your vote for u.s. senate to send a message... the whole point of trump trying congress needs to fix this. (members clapping) to stop the steal was obstructing the counting of electoral college votes. >> joint session of congress to count the electoral vote will resume. >> and our, kind of creaky, antiquated electoral college system, the step is really essential step. it is what we call the peaceful transfer of power when congress formally declares who the winner is. >> the votes for president the united states are as follows. joseph r. biden, junior, of the
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state of delaware has received 306 votes. john allay trump, of the state of florida, has received 232 votes. but >> as the fog of mayhem dissipates, the full picture of the terror, the crisis that took place in the nation's capital comes into focus. there is a death toll which now stands at five. the fbi has identified at least 200 suspects and is looking for hundreds more. they
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. >> for the second time in 13 months, the house of representatives as voted to impeach president donald trump. >> citing insurrection before in his remarks before last week's riot gear began. >> house speaker nancy pelosi just -- nine house impeachment functionaries who will prosecute donald trump in that trial. the lead prosecutor will be former law professor jamie raskin. >> i was drowning in agony and grief at the time. i did not know whether i'd be able to do anything again, of
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meeting or substance in my life, after losing tommy. that's why i say pelosi threw me a lifeline, in a way, because he basically said we need you. >> washington is ramping up an almost unprecedented security operation, involving the biggest national guard deployment in the capital's history. >> police in the fbi continue to warrant a violent, white ring extremist plots. >> there are now three plots we are briefed on, to attack lawmakers and attack them potentially. so we are tingles that's extremely seriously. >> the threats are crazy now.
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not just against democrats, but against republicans. especially against republicans who defected from trump. i wasn't afraid of anything at that point. my state of mind is that it's the very worst thing that ever could happen, just happened. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elect of the united states. >> but tabitha said we just lost tommy, and we can't lose to you. and it's a dangerous environment out there. and we were actually up in pennsylvania, and we watch the inauguration of course, and i was so proud. to me, that was just a great moment in our history, to see that happen. after everything we've been through. this is so exciting.
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yeah. >> my distinguished gas, my fellow americans, this is america's day. this is democracies day. today, we celebrate the triumph, not of a candidate, but of a cause. a cause of democracy. the will of the people has been heard and the will of the people has been heeded. we've learned again that democracy is precious. democracy is fragile. and this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed. >> it's a big deal when you see a peaceful transfer of power. we've come to take it for granted, but if you've done if you don't have a peaceful transfer of power, you don't have a democracy. >> who is that from? >> tommy's fifth grade teacher. >> all right, all read it.
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>> we prevail, here we stand. looking out at a great wall. >> after we lost tommy, we got thousands and thousands of letters. a lot of them were coming from people who knew tommy, or people who were moved by tommy's poetry. it was just an overwhelming and affecting thing. >> my first act of president, i would like to ask you to join me in a moment of silent prayer for all those who we lost, especially during the pandemic. we will honor them, come together as a people or nation. we know you can and should be. >> we were not the only family and that got awful year to lose
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>> the country is still just trying to absorb that motion will impact of events that brought us right up to the edge of a real coup in america. we can't have healing before we have an honest reckoning, and this president must be held accountable for the role he has played. >> all persons are commanded to keep silent, on pain of imprisonment. while the house of is exhibiting to the senate of the united states, an article of impeachment, against donald john trump, former president of the united states.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the second impeachment of donald trump is now formally in the hands of the u.s. senate. it's the first president to be impeached twice, also becomes the first ex president to face an impeachment trial. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> good morning. all eyes are washington today, and former president trump's second impeachment trial. >> the lead impeachment manager, congressman jamie raskin, has been holding daily meetings with the rest of the managers. and they want to incorporate visual elements as much as they can. >> thank you very much. thank you. thank you so much. have a great day you guys. >> i just want to make sure
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that everybody's together, when -- [inaudible] so i don't want anybody watching alone. >> oh, gosh! backs ominous. >> well, americans should know. >> i woke up with henry v on my mind. all things already for my speech. we're gonna pass lincoln's tomb
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-- >> what's the best piece of advice you've been given in the last -- >> the senator sends me a note, reminding me that abraham lincoln is the son of kentucky. and i felt that was a de-point, you know. [laughs] so -- i'm gonna snap that in. you know, the difficult part is we have to condense this huge volume of facts, telling the story of the attack, the harm, the injury, everything we learned. they're just gonna get up and say, the senate can't get with the trial. i mean, it's a funny argument. ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the constitutionality of trying a former president, the house managers argue that, yes, there is jurisdiction. and that's coming from constitutional scholarship. no jurisdiction -- [inaudible] >> my name is jamie raskin. can you let the -- i know that there are a lot of people who are dredging about the state of our democracy here. i remember the lines that a professor of someone who speaks while other people are sitting. he will not be hearing extensive electors from me,
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because in our case -- >> it is based on cold, hard facts. it's all about the facts. >> okay, there you go. >> we will stop the steal. we want this election, and we want violent slide. this was not a close election, and after this, we're gonna walk down, and i'll be there with you. we're gonna walk down. we're gonna walk down to the capitol -- >> let's take the capital! >> take the capital! >> we are going to the capitol! where our problems are. it's that direction. >> usa! [noise] [noise] >> we fight.
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we fight like hell. and if you don't fight like hell, you're not gonna have a country anymore. >> fight for trump! [noise] >> go, go! >> stop the steal! >> there's 1 million of us out there, and we are listening to trump, your boss. >> treason! treason! [noise] >> stop the steal! >> remember, the senators and
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members of congress didn't see what's happening outside the building. i think everybody was walking around with assumption that if people tried to overpower capitol officers, who were protecting the congress of the united states, those people would be shot on sight. we didn't realize that there were multiple breaches and a constant stream of people entering the building. >> that's what we need, have 30,000 votes. >> no trump, no peace! >> usa! [noise] >> people died that day. officers ended up with head
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damage and brain damage. peoples eyes were gouged. an officer suffered a heart attack, an officer lost three fingers that day. two officers have taken their own lives. senators, this cannot be our future. this cannot be the future of america. we cannot have presidents inciting and mobilizing mob violence against our government, and our institutions, because they refused to accept the will of the people under the constitution of the night states. states
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jamie raskin: let's see what we're doing in the times today. let's see what we're doing in
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the times today. [inaudible] the first senate trial seemed to obstruct the second as a visceral reckoning. i think people are into it. i think -- i think today is gonna spell bonding, when we start to tell them the story. schiff treated out, that representative raskin, i probably should have reached at least maybe half of the senate now. >> hello? i'm sitting right next to him. he wants to talk to. >> hello? mister president --
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> walter said, anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. president trump declared his conduct totally appropriate. so, it gets back into office, and it happens again, and will have no one to blame but ourselves. >> i was able to get a voltaire quote tonight -- and i believe that. if you had to pick one euphemism to characterize the trump administration, it was
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just inevitable -- and the guy had this inauguration, started talking about the american carnage. just the projection of his career, his destiny. >> do you add cinnamon? >> yes, i need cinnamon. >> when the officer was blocked at the door, i didn't see miss pelosi -- but the republican [inaudible] [inaudible] people were saying to me, color gonna get 67 votes. i said, i'm not looking for 67 votes. i'm looking for 100 votes. i'm looking for just like a major breakthrough in public opinion, and in the senate, where people say, this cannot be america. you know, we cannot have a violent -- violence inciting pro insurrection guy,
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constantly threatening our democracy. i mean, there's millions of people in this country. anybody could be president. why do have to go back to him after he's committed high crimes and misdemeanors against this country? so, we'll see. >> the senate is now ready to vote on the article of impeachment. >> mr. mcconnell knew? mr. mcconnell, not guilty. >> it's over. twice tried, twice acquitted. >> the majority of senators, including seven republicans, voted to convict former president trump. but it was not enough. >> the senate has tried donald j trump, former president of the united states, on one article of impeachment. >> i've had every possible emotion about it. i think i was crestfallen the moment i first heard it. >> i want to ask the house managers to be escorted out of the senate chamber.
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>> one at 100 to 0 verdict. i really thought that we created such an overwhelming cascade of facts, that the wiser republicans might say, this is our chance to save our party. this is our chance to get out from under the thumb of donald trump. and seven of them did the right thing. we needed ten more. and so, we might see a replay in 2024, of the 2020 election. i think we convicted him in the court of public opinion, and i think we convicted him in the eyes of history. so, he's been turned into a pariah, i think, in national politics. and yet, trump has tightened its control over the republican party. right now, you've got majorities of republicans in both houses, who are saying, essentially, they're willing to go along with whatever donald trump says. that wouldn't be a problem for
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us, if we just had the majority rule in america. but in the gop, they're manipulating every anti-democratic lever of power there is, in order to intrench minority rule against the majority. and that's the struggle in the country today. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we have our work cut out for us. we have to organize the majority to be politically engaged and active, and to register to vote, and to vote, and not to allow republicans to steal elections. the future of democracy has not been written yet, and it's up to us. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i want to thank all of you for coming and sharing our
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grief, and sharing our joy about the life of tommy bloom raskin. hi, feeds. hi, grammy. good to see you, guys. >> how are you? how are you, guys? beautiful. >> hi. >> i have lost my son. i have lost something so fundamental, so element in my life. i'm not sure there are times that i even recognize the world -- a little part of each of us died within that day. in my case, it was the belief that everything would have to be all right in the end. the beautiful and the true
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would have to try over all the evil and the chaos. i've lost that sense of absolute inevitability, and happily ever after. but if part of us died with tommy, a big part, and a far more -- important part of tom lives on with each of us. it is the sense that what matters is the people in our lives, their feelings and their experiences, and that it is possible, it is advisable, it is right to design your life, would love for other people. you are lufkin become the engine of a quest for justice. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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