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of the coast guard, the first woman to lead any branch of the united states armed forces, and it's about time. >> that was president biden earlier today presiding over the change of command ceremony for the united states coast guard, and as he said, marking a historic first for our country, admiral linda fagan became the head of the coast guard, the first woman commandant of any armed branch. congratulations, admiral fagan, richly deserved. thank you all for being with us on this wednesday. we are grateful for your time. "the beat" with ari melber starts right now. aloha. >> good to see you, sir. i want to welcome everyone to "the beat," i'm ari melber, and we have new details on what the republican operatives are doing in the midterms and beyond. reports that they're recruiting an army to target precinct by precinct how elections work in this country, when you think
about the ongoing effort to overthrow the last one, well, this is news you want to know about. politico reports there are tapes, video recordings of republicans meeting with grass roots activists to do something that cuts against how elections are supposed to work here. they're supposed to be nonpartisan at the machinery side. the plan, however, is to install these partisan and party trained volunteers who can challenge voters at places where democrats tend to vote, what they call democratic majority polling places and connect those workers to lawyers, and have a network of party friendly district attorneys. now, if you take them at their word, those attorneys are supposed to be nonpartisan prosecutors who decide who's arrested or goes to jail. they shouldn't be involved in something that's quarterbacked bipartisan operatives. now, we don't know yet which d.a.'s would actually get involved in this. it's important journalistically and otherwise to understand what
is leaking out about the process of our democracy. the plan looks at places like michigan and other swing states. trump allies had alleged fraud there where basically black people vote. there are other ways to say it, but we try to be as clear as possible. it was a lot of lies, insinuations, and false accusations about detroit, michigan. now, i mentioned race because that's part of it. it also overlaps with the voting block that has in some cases kept republicans from winning michigan. although trump narrowly did once because detroit votes typically about 90% democratic. now the rnc committee says they're going to put people on the quote front lines with poll workers who are going to fight. >> truly, it's going to be an army, right, we are going to try to recruit lawyers. we're going to have more lawyers, let's be honest, that's where it's going to be fought, right. we're going to have lawyers that work early to vote with different judges so that when
that happens, we'll have lawyers that have relationships with the police chiefs in the different areas, with the police officers in the different areas. when that happens, it's preexisting relationships already established. >> d.a.'s, judges, police chiefs, this is the trumpification of openly discussing the abuse of power but putting it out here through the local level. let's be clear because we always try to be fair. both parties historically have involved lawyers and poll workers and other trainings in what is designed by often both parties saying efforts to protect voters, and they have the partisan impulse to protect their own voters. what this reporting shows, though, is something different. it's not different because you have a feeling or a thought about the republican party or even trump's impact, which i mentioned. it's different because you have people saying out loud that they are going to have partisan links or they believe control of the prosecutors and the police. not okay.
meanwhile, an arizona republican is pushing vigilantes to get involved. >> i have been so pleased to hear of all you vigilantes out there that want to camp out at these drop boxes. we're going to be out there. we're going to have hidden trail cameras, people parked out there watching you, and they're going to follow you to your car, get your license plate. it's going to happen. don't try it. don't try it anymore. >> this is more and more out in the open. and it comes amidst a time where the biden administration in washington has been struggling to outline exactly everything it's doing or make progress on big issues whether that's the economy, the further spending bill that was stalled inflation, which is complicated and not any particular politician's fault, as well as whether they can get any traction on big calls for further gun reform, something we're going to get into later in the hour. against that back drop, you have
the right wing here talking about war, talk about police involved in voting, and steve bannon who has been such a ring leader for all of this is talking about going local, and getting people to really get involved in a way that may cross lines. >> we're taking action. and that action is we're taking over school boards, we're taking over the republican party, we're taking over all the elections. >> they think they're on offense and some of them are talking in ways that make you think they already have the relationships with those people using authority, and we saw what they tried to do with authority when donald trump would not leave office without trying to overthrow an election. that's the context going into these midterms, and we have two special guests right now, that we have selected exactly for this conversation. senator claire mccaskill is someone we know well. former senator from missouri, a former prosecutor with
experience on that part of this, and msnbc analyst for us, and someone that, well, you know who he works for. if you don't know him, cameron trimable was behind the scenes, and we know him as working in the biden white house until recently, director of digital engagement, which these days is an important job, and working with all kinds of people here with the vice president and all sort of other heavy weights, the late john lewis. thanks for making your "beat" debut, sir. >> thank you for having me, ari, and as you can see, i'm on woo wednesday. >> okay. woo wednesday, we gave you a nice intro because i'm excited for your debut. but you've been around washington. i don't think it will be a surprise to you that we're going to begin with our experienced person who has tenure here, senator, your response to everything we just heard. >> well, listen, if they raised specter of fraud in elections,
it undermines people's faith in elections, and that damage has been done, and they want to continue to do that damage, and that is something we all need to worry about. but let me caution against overreacting to this kind of stuff. i was a prosecutor, and we had elections when i was a prosecutor, and we had a squad of assistant prosecutors who were on call, on stand by, driving around during the day to make sure they could address any issues of voter suppression. and the areas they're talking about trying to impact have elected prosecutors, ari. they can't go in and recruit or rent a prosecutor that's going to do their bidding. these are people who have been elected by the people of detroit, by that county. they are not going to go in and do what steve bannon tells them to do. what they're going to do is they're going to enforce the law and make sure people have a right to vote, and the stopgap here is a judge. because there have been a few
instances that i have seen personally in elections where judges have let the polling places stay open because of disruptions or because the election authorities didn't have enough ballots or because there was some snafu with machines, so at the end of the day, what i really think we should be focused on is our enthusiasm to vote. if we have enthusiasm to vote, if we go after extremism instead of what they are going after is let's change things, and we all show up. if we don't get frustrated that things aren't as perfect as we want them to be right now, then this will fail and it will fail badly. >> >> yeah, appreciate your nuance of both drawing on your experience as you mentioned from the senate to the prosecutorial side how that works. here's an rnc official in same state talking to potential poll worker recruits last year. >> i understand that we are upset with the 2020 results, but we cannot just look at the 2020
results or else the exact same thing will happen in 2022. we need volunteers on the ground, on election day ahead of election day working so that that fraud does not happen again. >> this is something we're getting from the tapes. giuliani called a partner in the effort to overturn biden's win here. this lawyer said basically remember we're trying to build a nationwide d.a. network. your local d.a. is more powerful than your congressman. they can seat a grand jury, they can start an investigation, which speaks to the approach here. factoring in the senator's points, what do you think, though, of how much this feels like a retread, perhaps fantasy football, to the senator's point, but a retread of what they try to do to stop your former boss, president biden, from coming into office. >> thank you, ari, and thank you
for having me on. i totally agree, and this has been kind of a bait and switch. while we were distracted in the media and online, by what the former president and claims of voter fraud, the republican party has been amassing this network to do what they do best, disenfranchise voters. this is another example of how you have two parties who play two different math games. democrats try to win elections by addition while republicans are always focused on subtraction. and it feels like a retread of intimidation, not even just from the 2020 election but we can go back 50, 60, 70 years, and as you stated at the top, that is definitely something that really focuses on black people and black and brown communities as well. >> and senator, how do you view all of this and we show them feeling like they're going on offense too. what i mentioned is biden has head winds, they may not be his
fault as i mentioned, trying to be accurate about how ma row economics and inflation works, where does that fit into him having a strong message in the midterms when historically incumbent parties don't do as well? >> i think we have to be honest, this is tough this year. inflation is brutal, and it's real to people. i mean, ari, there's a tendency of sometimes, and i can speak from experience of the washington bubble of consultants all talking to each other and they're not really out talking to people in the grocery stores. i am. and i will tell you, even though they are very upset with the extremism of the republican party, and some of the jokes that have been out there in terms of conspiracies and frauds around the last election, they're hurting, and they want something different. it's always hard for the party in power when there is a bad economy and people want change.
so we've got to fight that change necessary with the extremism, the fact that they are trying to tell women in america if you are raped you must carry that pregnancy to term. we cannot limit high capacity magazines, and we want to go ahead and have the slaughter of innocent children in school rooms, we've got to turn this narrative to things that will make our voters enthusiastic, and if we do that, we will have poll watchers, too. there will be judges and prosecutors that will be making sure they're calling balls and strikes. we have clerks, we have professional election workers. we have a lot of different layers of election security. i'm not saying we shouldn't beware of this, and we shouldn't be concerned. we should be more concerned about how we're going to get our voters out there. >> all fair points. cameron, i want to ask you about something, your first time on the beat, but, you know, we try to do real talk here, so you'll do real talk with e me, right?
>> not every story is all roses, i want to make sure we're getting thought from the source here because i mentioned something of what biden is up against. sometimes i'll say the stories about staffing and staffers in washington can get overplay, but we did want to get your view on this. i think some people would be interested, this report about a quote unquote exodus of staffers out of the white house, so that's writ large an issue, specifically political reporting, 21 black staffers leaving since late last year or planning to leave. some say they're not getting support from superiors, there aren't chances for promotion. the article name checks you. it doesn't say you were disgruntled but you're also in it, and here we are on the news, so number one, is there anything to the idea of biden team diterring larger than usual exodos and two, is there
anything in race being a component, your chance to respond, sir? >> no, i would say two points there. one, this is just the natural, if you look at the white house from previous administrations, this is like a national time. i personally was on the campaign, inauguration, and in the white house, and you're talking about this during the extreme times of covid and quarantine, so you can add on an extra six, nine, ten months of what that felt like to do so much of that work right here from my house. this is kind of a natural timing for folks to leave. and also the reporting there, that story specifically was a little disingenuous, there were more than a dozen other staffers and former staffers who also submit a comment on the record that weren't used or focused on talking about all the different support. i know i can definitely speak to support that -- >> i'm going to jump in because, you know, i mentioned earlier, you're digital, which is part of
media. you're savvy, i think it's fair to say, bottom line, you felt that was written in sort of search of a narrative, but it's not your lived experience? >> very much so. i think it was in search of a narrative. there's some other reporting out there that showcases a lot of the various on the record statements that overwhelming amount of black staff was there. and just to reiterate the point that black people are throughout the administration, throughout the white house from entry level all the way to the most senior folks around the president, the vice president, and have been brought to the table on every issue, not just black issues but every issue that affects the american people. and that is a lived experience. >> appreciate that. call it old school if you want but we try to go to the source, and people can make up their own mind. i'm running over on time. we're going back to the big shot of you.
i see you're at home, vice president harris and the administration you serve, and i also see b.i.g. behind you. tell us about that before i let you go. >> it's always been my focus of trying to really mobilize the political power of the hip hop generation. i think that's the greatest untapped resource we have in politics is really getting involved in hip hop, not just from artists to people. my favorite rapper is 50, but some of the top rappers are still in their 20s, a multigenerational, multiethnic culture that has something to say. >> didn't know you'd have that behind you. i'm learning about a lot. love hearing that. senator mccaskill and cameron tremble, first time, hopefully not the last time. we have news, late breaking, six weeks of testimony, late today, a jury issued this verdict in the civil defamation case by johnny depp against his ex-wife
amber heard. >> do you find mr. depp has proven all the elements of defamation, answer, yes. do you find that mr. depp has proven by clear and convincing evidence that ms. heard acted with actual malice. answer, yes. we the jury award compensatory damages in the amount of $10 million. as against amber heard, we the jury award punitive damages in the amount of $5 million. >> a major ruling there. heard had written about being a quote public figure representing domestic abuse. this was after they separated in a 2018 article. depp awarded those millions in damages. the jury also found heard defamed him intentionally so that is a very negative view by the jury of her as the defendant, but it also found for her on one of the points in her counter suit. >> against john c. depp ii, we
the jury award compensatory damages in the amount of $2 million. >> heard now says that she is heartbroken at what she views that the quote mountain of evidence was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power and influence and sway of depp. while he says the ruling will give his life back, his lawyers argue winning the case would allow him to return to acting. this is not a case that we have covered previous to today on "the beat," not because it doesn't raise some important issues but as you know from watching the news, there have been many other important issues also going on in the country. here is just some briefly of what we heard from witnesses in the case as well as how fans were reacting. >> poured yourself a mega pint of red wine. >> alpacas that have a sign that says justice for johnny. >> he's going through a lot
right now, so i just thought it might cheer him up. that's pretty much it. >> may i clarify what occurred so that we can stop talking about the muffins? >> he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention. >> can you explain how you were aware of that. >> they was drunk all the time, most -- a lot of the time. >> and now that case is over. coming up, there is new scrutiny on uvalde police, and how they responded. a story changing again, and the police union seeming to go right after republican governor greg abbott, but first, with durham lose that big case, the russia do-over collapsing, what does it tell us about conspiracy politics in america. and comedian samantha bee makes her beat debut from politics to pop culture.
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that durham would find this evidence that there was a russia witch hunt which was designed to unfairly frame republicans. >> i do think the big report to wait for is going to be the durham report. >> the crime was committed on the other side. and we'll find out about that. we have a great attorney general who's looking at it. >> the durham team has been working very aggressively to move forward. >> we may finally, finally be close to learning just how far the clintons and their allies went in all their efforts to destroy donald trump, his campaign, and his presidency. >> finally, as you heard there on fox, this trial that just ended yesterday was going to give the answer unless they don't like the answer. now suddenly fox news has people comically, desperately, thirstily moving the goal posts. >> my problem is with the judge who allowed a jury pool from the
very liberal washington sewer and swamp. >> he was always a small play ner this, as we have been telling you, there were major red flags with the jury pool from the very start. this is a preview of coming attractions. forget about sussman, it's the system. >> forget it, forget it. forget about the three years, forget about what then president trump said. forget about what hannity and fox said, forget about the three years, heck, forget about a couple of days ago when on fox, this trial was touted as the answer. and that's the difference between news, analysis, insights, whatever you might get from people who can use the facts and add to it and then people who can't deal with the facts, who can't handle the truth, to use the old movie quote. hannity, ingram, carlson, trump, everyone who has cheered on this trial can't handle the truth that was found in this trial which we point out last night ended in a tough way because
prosecutors virtually always win these kinds of cases when they go to trial, which is why most of them don't. the lawyers tell their client, plead out for a lesser charge. here it went to trial, and they lost badly, so their response is telling, and it tells you something about how to deal with these issues going forward because the trick and the ploy and the playbook, that part is not going away. so we're bringing in someone in one minute, sam cedar, who knows all about this, and how to deal with it when we're back in 60 seconds. e're back in 60 e're back in 60 seconds. nice and quiet. hey, look! it's your mom! hot dog?
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deeply embedded in the traditional media, which sometimes, i got to be honest, falls for these traps, which is the reward for some of these games, so with that in mind, we turn to you, we put together a brief comparison here that shows the issues given that the right wing doesn't like that they lost the big trial they have been selling. take a look. >> we could be hours away from the verdict in the trial of michael sussman. >> an acquittal could raise doubts about the legal merits of durham's entire investigation. >> it was predispositioned to have a not guilty verdict and here we are once again, another black eye for the justice system. >> it really had enormous ramifications and there's more to come. >> there were major red flags with the jury pool from the very start. >> spending millions of taxpayer dollars on an investigation into these false claims all to score political points and there's just no accountability, no one
being held accountable for this. >> sam? >> yeah, well, i mean, i think we have, you know, achieved terminal velocity, as it were. this has been going on for years, particularly in right wing radar owe, and it has now migrated and they have been able to create an entire ecosystem for themselves, and it's fascinating. the case, this has been going on for three -- we're now in the fourth year, and we were told two years ago in the run up to the 2020 election that we were going to get information that was going to be huge here. and in some ways, you know, i wish i could say that it is -- there's a way to sort of break this cycle or break into the bubble that they have created for themselves and for their listeners and their viewers, but, you know, when i was in college, i studied doomsday
cults, and it was fascinating to watch how essentially these cults would pick a day that the world was going to end, the day would show up, june 1st shows up. the world does not end, and the reaction of the members of the cult was generally to actually become more adamant that it was going to end in the future. they just got the math wrong or they had misread something, and the social structure that's developed there ends up having these people become more adamant that the world is going to end in the future, and i think that's more or less what we're going to see on the right. i think durham could be doing this for decades, and they would lose no belief that he was ultimately going to find something. >> have you seen -- it's a weird horror movie about the end of days and cultish thinking, which made me think of that, but when you look at that, and you describe it, and we've had
people, nonpartisan experts like in the qanon that did just a virtual call, how important is it to have reality intercede. there's a world where people said durham shouldn't have been appointed. just on the evidence we can put on the screen, their conviction records speak to that legally. i'm not talking politics, i'm talking about legally, but do you think it's better that this exists to prove that or there shouldn't have been a probe in the first place? >> i just think that it's one less thing that trump and those who would push this narrative have to rely on, and i think on some level, you know, i don't think it disproves anything for anyone. i don't think that there's anyone out there following and waiting on this durham result who comes back and says, oh, boy, maybe this makes me rethink the entire narrative. but i do think it just makes it that much harder for the trump
and that world essentially to create this thing. they will come up with some other tent pole. they will come up with something else to hang on the clothesline as it were. but, you know, they have to reach a little bit further, and in some respects, you know, i worry about the concept that they are going to use this as an attack on the justice system writ large, but i think ultimately they can absorb this and they could also have dealt with it. i think the absence of a win probably hurts but not in and of itself. maybe in the aggregate, but down the road, i just don't think there's a lot of people going, i don't buy the durham investigation anymore. >> right well, sam, you are often poetic with turns of phrase, scene hannity's memoir
might be called "the absence of a win." >> there you go. or maybe we'll get "wait until next year." >> there you go. or yeah, i mean, titles write themselves. wait until the next next next special counsel probe, i promise. that's a longer title. good to see you, sam. >> nice to see you, too, ari. >> appreciate it. i tell people we always welcome you to watch the whole show but if there's ever a night to finish in episode of the beat, it's samantha bee's debut from the "daily show" to "full frontal" she has been at the leading force and leading edge of political comedy, and she's here tonight. >> boo, i almost lost my company that sells foot, i could have made a bundle, and i didn't. man, oh man. >> why do people agree to talk to us?
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june is when the supreme court usually finishes its term, which means the draft ruling overturning roe could come out this month, and that would potentially overturn 50 years of precedent on women's rights, and the draft has a major warning. it is against what we have heard from many people from lawyers to policy experts to people across the culture who sounded an alarm that this is exactly what justices would do if they got on the court despite contrary pledges during senate hearings. samantha bee has been on that
forefront with comedy and facts. she was of course on the daily show, and then hosts "full frontal" with samantha bee on tbs. >> i'm sorry, what is the decision, there's another word i'm looking for. >> it rimes with, i think it rhymes with voice. >> we have a lot of options, you have to select one, what's the word i'm looking for, what is the word? >> adoption is one. >> self-appointed soldiers of god have visited abortion providers with 185 incidents of arson, 42 bombings, 100 acid attacks, 26 attempted murders and 11 actual murders. you know, pro life stuff. plus. >> samantha bee has continued to shape this -- sorry, part me. samantha bee has continued to shape this conversation with her show focusing on women's health.
>> welcome to full frontal, i'm samantha bee, if you're like me, you're just a few weeks away from having fewer human rights, fun. i think we can limit precedents that control human bodies to after the same century that khan did his thing. reproductive decisions made by men who as best i can tell believe women lay eggs. taking away our right to choose, fighting is the only choice we've got left. we'll be right back. >> today we are joined by an emmy award winning comedian and writer, samantha bee, host and creator of "full frontal with samantha bee," welcome. >> thank you so much for having me. >> let's look at some of this coverage of women's rights. >> have you thought about regulating the safety of back alley, because that's where a lot of women will be having their abortions. >> i don't believe that. >> you don't? >> this bill has been rejected in 2013 and 2015, it just keeps
coming back to torment us every couple of years like transformers movies. >> what's the word i'm looking for, alternative? >> a different choice. >> choice, yes, exactly. >> i feel emotional actually watching that. >> what makes it emotional for you. >> it's been a really long journey, that choice piece i did. it was at the last set of conventions i went to when i was working at the daily show, and that piece was meaningful to me because it was like going out on the floor, and talking to people. i spoke to people for two full days to make that piece, and it was like, you know, not saying that this happened but it was like the word choice had been erased from everybody's vocabulary on purpose. nobody would say the word there. nobody would say the word at the convention, and i talked to probably 100 people, and nobody would say the word until the very end. it was just, you could have -- i mean, i will never forget watching that piece. we had a huge live audience that
day. and that piece had been so hard to do, like, i had been chased, and i wasn't even saying anything. i actually wasn't even asking people difficult questions, but they figured out what i was getting at, and i did get chased through the halls of the convention center. it was really really difficult to film, and you could hear a pin drop in the audience when it was -- when we were just watching people struggle with what they knew i wanted them to say but they wouldn't say the word choice. they just would not say it. they would not be on camera saying that word, and finally, we got a few people to say it, the audience erupted, like we just, it was really a moment. >> was that more meaningful to you than laughter? >> you know, it just, that level of catharsis meant a lot to me. it wasn't laughter, but it was meaningful to me in that time. >> justice alito's draft opinion
leaks. >> sure. >> would fully overturn roe, how did you feel when you -- >> you know, shocked but not surprised. shocked but not surprised, that's all i can really say. i mean, it's devastating. it's devastating. everyone around me is, you know, people are texting me, they're like what are we going to do. i'm like, i actually don't know. i'm so sorry, i actually don't -- i really don't know. i really don't know. >> can i read to you from the opinion? >> sure. yeah. great. we're having fun today. >> he cites a 17th century treatise. >> that's right. >> saying quote the abortion of a quick child was a grave misprescient, if the child dieth in her body, end quote, also he notes as legal support for overturning roe and this right that in 1732 a woman was
sentenced to three years in prison for quote destroying the fetus in the womb, end quote. do you think that's persuasive for how rights should be established today? >> no, i do not. i really do not. >> and what do you think we're dealing with? i mean, that's the foundation. that's the reasoning. that's the actual -- people can read it. the leak has been debated for many reasons but sooner or later when opinions come out, you read the reasoning. that's the reasoning that in the early 1700s a woman who had an abortion before this country existed was imprisoned for it. >> right. i mean, i don't even know how to respond. i mean, obviously i think it's like wildly unreasonable, wildly out of touch, i mean, i feel -- i don't even know how to encapsulate how i feel when you read that to me. we're going to talk about it on the show this week, of course. we'll be talking about it for years to come, i imagine.
you just can't imagine this kind of, like, minority rule where the vast majority of the country wants something and is very comfortable with something and is still living with this precedent for 50-odd years to take it away is such a disgrace and an injustice imposing this kind of, anyway. you know how i feel about it. it's obvious, right? i'm so sad. i'm so sad about it. i'm so sad about it. >> you know who says it's not minority rule? >> mm-hmm. >> justice alito. >> right. >> may i read you one more excerpt from the opinion. >> yes. will it make me smile? is it a comedy part? >> it's -- i don't think it's a comedy. >> i don't think so. >> quote, women affect the legislative process and vote at
consistently higher rates than the percentage of men who do so. in november 2020 he notes that in mississippi quote women constituted 55% of the voters who cast ballots. and he reasons that those women can unite to keep abortion legal in any state if they choose to. >> we have to do something about the filibuster, okay, because we don't. something needs to be done about it in the future and it's not going to be in our favor. it's going to get much worse, so might as well do it now. okay. >> okay. >> you know, we've been talking about roe v. wade falling since the beginning of the show, you know, for seven years, we're in season seven now, and look where we are now. so you hate to say that i wasn't wrong about that, but i wasn't, and here we are, and it's very very dire. we need to feel better about the
world we live in or at least we need to express it if we're not going to feel better about it. you know, i often interview people, i often interview people with, you know, just like the bleakest possible point of view and i feel better at the end of it, well, thank you for going there with me, okay, like we went there. >> samantha bee, thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. this was very delightful and very high pressure. reading to me supreme court documents. e supreme court e supreme court documents. the ram 1500. v6, hemi v8 with e-torque or ecodiesel. exceeding expectations... again. no wonder more people are switching to ram than ever before. ♪ ♪ this is the sound of nature breathing.
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other news update, there's a new phase in the criminal probe into trump's election efforts. a grand jury in georgia now hearing testimony today in the probe into efforts to overturn the election which centered on that state including the then president's plan to commit massive voter fraud to get him 11,000 more votes. this is the beginning of a process that could take weeks and could reflect the seriousness of the case. we're also tracking breaking news out of tulsa, oklahoma where police say a man with a rifle has entered a local hospital and began firing on people. three to four people are reported to be dead. we're track the numbers and the injuries. this is part of the nationwide gun epidemic we've been working on. breaking news. the shooter is down. no confirmation at this moment about his status or whether he's deceased or information about a motive but that's a breaking news update that we'll continue
to follow for you here on msnbc. that does it for us. "the reidout" with joy reid starts now. ♪♪ good evening, everyone. more than a week after the school massacre in uvalde, texas, the community and the nation continue to grieve. just tonight we've learned of another shooting in tulsa, oklahoma at a hospital. authorities say multiple people were shot, and at least three have been killed. the shooter is also dead. we will bring you the latest as soon as we have it. meanwhile in uvalde, memorials and funerals are being held today for seven of the 21 victims, including one of the two fourth grade teachers along with her husband joe who died of a heart attack days later of the investigators say they are still trying to interview uvalde school police chief arredondo, the commander on the zone though he claims he's been in contact with investigators every day, and in washington, meanwhile,
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