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withdraw due to an ankle injury. he'll face -- thereafter up for me, i'm yasmin, simone sanders picks things up, right now. >> greetings you're walking simon. peter navarro was just indicted, this is just as the january six hearings are about to start. plus democrats from the white house to the capitol, they're pushing, they're pleading, and they're promising to do something to protect us from mass shootings. but will republicans continue to block progress? and i sat down with linda thomas-greenfield, america's ambassador to the united nations, and we talked about the war in ukraine, the un's role at this critical moment and of course -- diplomacy. i'm symone saunders, and i have something to say.
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we are starting with a major development on the january 6th insurrection. a federal grand jury has indicted peter navarro for criminal contempt of congress. now navarro is one of president trump senior advisers and the indictment charged him with, get this, failing to provide testimony and documents of the house committee investigating the capitol riot. essentially, they charge him with blocking the committee for doing its work. after his arrest, yesterday, navarro pleaded not guilty in federal court. and then, he later had the nerve to call the january six committee a sham that's working inclusion with the white house. okay, now, this is even though peter navarro has been all over television, y'all, including on this very network, okay, bragging about his war in the
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insurrection, essentially. it's kind of ridiculous. the co-chairs of the january six commission, they had some thoughts. basically they said it's great that the department of justice is holding peter navarro accountable, but why didn't the department do the same for trump's former chief of staff mark meadows, and his deputy dance to be a, who both defied their subpoenas? scavino's attorney said they're grateful that the doj exercised sound judgment. all of this drama, it comes just days before the committees first hearing on thursday. well, now, the house of representatives, they've admitted this week, because they have not just been focused on this january six investigation. oh no, they have had hours, hours, and heated debate this week. afterwards democrats on the house judiciary committee actually took action by advancing the protecting our kids act in the wake of deadly mass shootings in laval day,
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sacramento, we are seeing too many cities to name. what is this gonna do, simone? well i'm glad you asked that bill would raise the minimum age from 18 to 21 years old. it would limit the civilian use of high capacity magazines it boosts -- require firearms like ghost guns to be traceable, and expand gun storage safety measures. there's a lot going on so to discuss it, here's garry -- i want to talk about that peter navarro. newspaper at home are wondering, now they're peter navarro's been charged, does that mean that hill actually testify? >> yeah that ship has really sailed symone his opportunity to cooperate has come and gone. his proximity to the president in the days and months leading up to january six, and on generous things itself, and also his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020
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election -- you remember that the january six committee asked him voluntarily to speak, he declined. then they subpoenaed him for documents and testimony. he complied again and fail to comply with that subpoena citing executive privilege. so yesterday, as we mentioned, he was arrested and charged with contempt of congress chris. peter navarro has been no stranger to -- not to the january six committee. the judge actually, yesterday, during the hearing, admonished him yesterday, giving him advice and, warning because navarro was representing himself in these legal battles. the judge told him that anything he said on air off air could be used by the prosecution in this case. simone? >> not above the law, and your tv appearances do matter. i want to ask you about this other news in the house, gary. the house judiciary committee, because they did events protect our kids act, i'm wondering what happens now?
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>> not to get to school house rock on you now but the house will pass this bill. it will be passed by the full house. it will then go to the senate where it has a real uphill battle in the senate. so much so that the senate actually met this past week, virtually, led by senator chris murphy, to come up with a solution. to come up with some sort of legislation of their own that they think could pass. nbc news has learned that there's a framework already, before congress comes back monday night into session. there is some sort of framework. don't expect anything like a assault weapons ban. this will be middle of the road items. supporting mental health services. more money for boosting the security around schools. increase background checks and red flag laws. we should warn viewers, here, symone, this is not gonna get done this. we were still weeks, if not months away from anything reaching the presidents desk.
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>> all right, making a play, and thank you very much. >> and i said earlier the gloves really did come off during the judiciary debate on the protecting our kids act. there is one particularly fiery moment, if you will, from texas congresswoman sylvia garcia, take a listen. >> republicans are complicit in the nick of negligence and -- to comprehensively address gun reform. republicans are complicit for encouraging white supremacy and -- republicans are complicit further homophobic and anti-human rights narrative. republicans are complicit in the mass -- massacre in el paso, where they are anti latino narrative, and for putting gun lobby interest about people's lives. >> congresswoman sylvia garcia is here with me now, welcome. >> okay congresswoman, when the
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cameras went off, how did your republican colleagues respond to your comments? >> well you know, i think, as i was saying, i think some of them had their deaf years -- i don't think they were listening. just watching the hearing. they saw their behavior, so they're continual defense of the nra and the gun lobby. there continue defensive guns and instead of looking at ways to put restrictions on who can get them, they focused on putting more guns on the streets. they want them at the schools, they want them everywhere. so i don't think they were listening. they are complicit in every way because they do not -- they do nothing but abstract and find ways to block any legislation to come through. they are putting the interests of the gun lobby and the donations that they get above the interests of our children, and the american people. the public has suddenly missed
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a here -- >> i are going with you congresswoman. >> enough is enough. >> enough is enough, i absolutely agree with you. i was, for lack of a better term, elated to see you -- you use some very pointed language. i think that's where the american people are right. now people are tired of seeing children lose their lives at schools, do two and a serhiy gun violence. folks losing their lives at the church, the grocery store. i'm wondering do you think there are some common ground on this protecting our kids act? do any of the republicans on the committee, at least seem open to things like safe storage standards or any of those kinds of incentives? >> well the committee hearing they did appear to be, because they were so focused on protecting their rights for anyone to have any gun. it's like a gun on demand. imagine in texas, the young man turned 18 and immediately went to buy an ar-15. he can't even walk into a
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drive-in store and get a beer, because he'll get carded and stopped. but he won't from getting an ar-15. we've got to change those rules. we've got 400 million firearms in the usa today, in circulation. that's more than we have people. that's outrageous. we've got to do something to restrict them. we've got to find some common ground. when it comes to securing your guns at home for your defense, for your hunting, making sure they're safely stored -- i mean, that's just sensible. you can't get more common ground than that. that's in this bill. raising the age from 18 to 21 is sensible. we're not saying that we're gonna stop them all from buying any gun, or saying they should wait till their 21 -- especially high capacity assault weapons. the red flag law, that gets to the mental health issues that they're always talking about. if someone exhibits behavior
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that you can see that they would be a risk to themselves or others, either violent behavior, mental or emotional distress, they go through a process in front of a judge before the gun is taken -- there saying process with a judge. so all these are sensible i hope that we have more people on our. said i know yesterday there was a republican who announced that he plans to vote for the bill. >> yes. >> it seems to be some movement in the senate. i think this is where we have to hear from the american people. they have something to say when you open your show, they're saying enough is enough we need to hear them loud and clear, in washington. they need to watch, they need to email, they need to write, they need to get on the airwaves. they need to go in the streets, if they have to. that's their form of protest. they need to talk about their
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churches and their neighborhoods. because what you talk to people about, you know, simone i'm a gun owner. i have a shotgun at my house. that's just to protect myself and my property. no one's gonna take that away from me. we are talking about the ghost guns that don't have registration, that people get from other countries or other states. we're talking about the high capacity magazines. all that is made to shoot and kill people. it's not for hunting. it's not for protecting. not you a are a gun owner and you have that to protect yourself, but that's not what you're talking about. you're not talking about your shock guns. you're talking about weapons of war. i think that the way you are having this conversation is out so many more people should definitely be talking about it. congresswoman sylvia garcia, thank you so much for your time. --
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joining us now is new york times congressional correspondent any -- welcome many. i want to start this conversation with you, with his comment from the interview acted with a un ambassador linda thomas-greenfield, when asked her about the russia shootings in america. >> why does it seem like this only happens in america? >> you know, i think the issue that we have in this country are freedoms that other countries don't have, such as the right to bear arms. and people have taken that right to the almost and degree. to the point that an 18-year-old with mental health issues can go and purchase a military style weapon and go into a school, or go into a supermarket, and commit mass
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murder. in the united states, it has become almost the daily part of our existence. >> we're gonna hear more from the ambassador in just a few moments. annie, were you surprised by the ambassadors candid answer? >> i don't think so. the issue in our country now is that a lot of these mass shooters are not breaking any law when they purchased a gun and use it to kill innocent children or victims. the issue is the access to firearms in our country. and the issue is the law. right now, the people are doing this legally. they're not even breaking laws to do so. i think she's articulating but the president, and, administration and what most democrats feel them with a lot of american voters feel. more than 70% of american voters support expanding background checks. the disconnect is there between what the republicans in
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congress and voters in america. >> bipartisan group of senators is actually negotiating a gun law reform package that everybody says it's supposed to be able to pass the senate. senator susan collins who's part of the negotiate recently said, we are making rapid progress towards the common sense package that could garner support from both republicans and democrats. annie, you recently wrote a whole timeline on how failed attempts on gun safety legislation. be honest. do you share senator collins optimism? >> look, everyone's, democrats have been burned so many times, no one will be surprised if yet again nothing happens here. but, the language we are hearing from republicans is different and it is giving some people some encouragement. susan collins a statement, senator -- told political over this, week if we don't do anything after the shooting in texas, it will be an embarrassment. these are strong statements that our little did different
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from the four. there's a lot of pressure, momentum to get something done. i think the debate will be what's counts as really moving the ball. i think that people who support gun safety measures need to be lowering their expectations, modest is going to be the name of the game here. there the, bill that the house is likely to pass will go nowhere in the senate. they have to get ten republicans to support anything that passes in the senate for the past. they're talking about red flag logs, get states to pass their own red tile laws, modest background checks, gun storage, we are not gonna see dramatic action. anything passing will be. there been one biloxi passed in the past ten years. >> anything passing will be monumental at this moment point. >> anything passable anything passing will be encouraging to people. >> any.
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thank you very much. more from my interview with u.s. ambassador to the united nations linda thomas-greenfield and the latest on western support from ukraine and where does russia stand. plus how the united states just responding to concerns about a food shortage. but first my colleague richard louis is back with us today with a top new stories. >> a very good saturday with. you some of the stories i'm following for you. the first story that we're gonna cover, just hours ago, the secret service evacuated pet the president and first lady jill biden when an aircraft -- preliminary the pilot was not file following flight guidance and not on the proper radio channel. torrential rainfall from a tropical storm has caused a number of flooding reports in florida. some rainfall totals top ten inches and less than 24 hours. that storm is now moving into the atlantic and could get
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russia is intensifying its offense of eastern ukraine, today. troops are moving on the ground and missiles are being fired into cities that moscow says officially belong to russia. this is putting even more pressure on nato and the united nations to take action. i had the honor of sitting down with a woman who represents the united states on the world stage at the united nations, ambassador linda thomas-greenfield. she's been outspoken about what putin is doing in russia, and ukraine. so i started but asking her about the support ukraine is getting from other countries. take a listen.
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>> there seems to be some cracks in the western support for ukraine, particularly as it relates to supplying military weapons. and wondering, is it getting harder to rally our allies around continued support for this country? >> i don't think that's the case. i think our allies are steadfast in their support for ukraine. they know that if we don't support ukraine, their own sovereignty and democracy and their values will be on the chopping block with the russians. so i think we're standing strong, we are continuing to pressure the russians. we are isolating them, here, in new york, at the united nations. we have condemned them, 141 countries voted to condemn the russian action. that commitment remained strong. we have to continue to make sure as partners are communicating with each other. but there are no cracks in that
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commitment to ensure that russia is held accountable for this unconscionable attack on the sovereignty of ukraine. >> in march or member very vividly president biden gave a speech. and in the speech he ad libbed a little bit in which he said that vladimir putin he said he cannot remain in power. some of the colleagues asked him to walk that back. you know, i think the president was being honest. how can we continue to treat vladimir putin as a legitimate world leader after what he's continued to dunn and continues to do? >> certainly russia's russia's legitimacy on the world stage has been compromised by president putin. they are isolated in the security council. and they are isolated around the world. they've been condemned around the world. so they're on their back foot, right now, to try to explain what they're doing on the world stage. so, there are questions about
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the legitimacy of russia at this point. we have to deal with them as a permanent member of the security council, but we don't have to allow them to direct how we act as a council. >> let's talk about russia. on april 6th ukrainian president zelenskyy, he addressed the united nations security council and he said in that address, quote, you need to act immediately. speaking to the security council, he basically called attention to the fact that russia is a sitting member of the council and because there is sitting member, they are -- that gives them license, if you will, to reject something that they don't agree with. to veto -- when we talked about rejecting with a donor be. with president zelenskyy this basically asking the council to consider reform. and wondering if he has a point? >> he absolutely does have a point. we have discussed you and reform for years. we support discussions about you and reform. we support efforts to look at
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how we can reform the security council. it is something that's extraordinary difficult but it is something that we all see the need for. again, i understand the frustration that the ukrainian president expressing that meeting. >> okay, well, nbc news recently reported that ukraine's race to plant new crops while also shipping its vast contribution to mobile food supplies around the world is currently in danger to do this war -- i know that food security is not just important to the united nations but it's important to you personally. what is the un doing to address this? >> you know the united nations has been extraordinarily proactive on this issue. the secretary general has been engaged in talks with the ukrainians and the russians and the turks on how we can break the blockage of food, and green, that's coming out of ukraine, as well as out of russia.
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ambassador linda thomas-greenfield, who is only the second woman to serve as u.s. ambassador to the u.n., -- let's talk about gas. saudi arabia is a very oil-rich country. guesses high in america right now. in washington state, it's $5, illinois $5, do you think that this visit could potentially yield some for americans at the pump? >> i cannot confirmed other presidents travel, but we are in grazing with every country that is an oil producer around the world to get them engaged on this issue. because we know that many countries are dependent on russian oil. for their energy. but there are other countries that are oil producers that could fill in the gap. it is not just saudi arabia. it's angola, other countries in the middle east that can fill that gap.
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and we're engaging with all of them. >> we just came back from the syria turkey border, you were in moldova and romania just a few weeks ago. talk to me about these humanitarian efforts and would you most recently saw on your trip. >> i have spent about half of my professional career working on humanitarian issues, working on refugee issues around the world. so these are issues that are truly important for me. as you noted, just yesterday i return from turkey, from the syrian border, to highlight the situation of more than 4 million syrians who were on that border. depending carbon food assistance that is being brought to them across the border by the united nations. we have an un resolution that authorizes that. that resolution is going to expire on the 10th of july. we absolutely need to have that resolution reauthorized. when i saw the desperation
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there on the part of refugees who know their families depend on this, i saw desperation on the part of ngos who provide this assistance, and un officials who know that without this border crossing, people will start. >> i want to move to the death of al's age just journalist serene -- you previously said, quote, this has to be investigated. it has to be investigated transparently, and we are encouraging both sides to participate in that investigation, so we can get down to this white white happen. do you have any updates? >> i do not have any updates. but i was saddened by this. i met her. >> she interviewed? you >> she interviewed me. and i felt extraordinarily pain by the way that she was killed. i immediately called for an investigation. having an american journalist killed overseas is something
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that the u.s. government takes very, very seriously. we will continue to push for a transparent investigation and accountability. >> given the current state of our word, why is the work of the united stations so important in 2022? i'm wondering, if you can respond to some of the critics, we don't need the united nations. now >> the united nations is the only world global organization where every country is a member. it provides a forum for countries around the world to come together in one place to talk about global issues, and come together to make decisions on global issues. let me give you an example. we have many issues that are contributing to food insecurity. we put forward a global compact to talk about how we would engage on food insecurity.
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90 countries that signed on to this. there is no place else to do that, other than the united nations. it benefits americans, as well as other people around the world. >> not an ambassador, you are only the second black woman ever to serve as the united states and passenger to the united nations. only the second black women. susan -- was the first, you are the second. what do you want americans to remember about ambassador linda thomas-greenfield? >> is the same thing i tell people to remember about me in every position of ever held. that is that i care. and that my approaches has always been one of dealing with these issues with kindness and compassion. my rule is, people can just say at the end of my life, she was kind, that i feel like i've accomplished what i needed to accomplish in the world.
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>> i have one last question for you. i think it's something we need to clear up. what is the proper color for the -- in your gumbo? >> rue has to be very dark. >> clean it up. now rue has to be people need to. no >> rules to be very dark. there is such a thing as gumbo that is a little too white, and if your rue is not dark enough, you end up with white gumbel. for people who are not from louisiana, they don't always know, and they don't always care. sometimes on make the route that's a bit too light, because i know people don't know the difference. but if i'm having someone from louisiana all over four gumbo, the color is gonna be perfect. it has to be dark, dark brown. >> ambassador, thank you so much. we appreciate your time. i know you are just fresh off travels. we will see you soon. >> thank you very much. congratulations for achieving this position. we are very proud of you as well. >> thank you so much. >> next, a reaction from our
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ambassador to the un linda thomas-greenfield. now bring in our political panel to discuss her comments and more. joining me first we have msnbc contributor charlie sykes, also opinion writer for the washington post jennifer reuben, and former clinton white house aide and author of the book race against time, keith boy can is also here. thank you to this funnel. let's start with ambassador thomas-greenfield. she did say that western allies support for ukraine's steadfast. charlie, we know it is been more than 100 days at this point since the start of the russian invasion into ukraine. more than 40 nations have united against russia. what is really needed to end this conflict? >> well, first of all, i think
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that was an excellent interview. we are at a turning point in this war. she's right when she says that the alliance has been steadfast. it has been stronger than a lot of this has the expected. however, i would like like to see more support from some of the countries, including germany, which has has to their bets. the turning point now is the tide in this war now turning? are we starting to see the russians getting the upper hand, pummeling the ukrainian army? are we getting the weapons into the ukrainian hands as quickly as possible? the real danger i think is our short attention spans. will this alliance stay? the american public continues to support the policy with ukraine, but will that start to get squishy with higher gas prices and other distractions? will we simply move on? that's part of the problem. the americans and the west
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have-limited historical memories, and-limited attentions fence. this is a real challenge for the biden administration, as it continues to rally the free world to make it clear how absolutely essential it is that ukraine win this war. and that we do not falter at this crucial moment in the conflict. >> i think this is such an important point. i've heard people unfortunately in casual conversation, also across social media, saying sending all this money to ukraine, whatever what is happening domestically? that is a very dangerous place to be as americans. very dangerous. jennifer, ambassador thomas-greenfield also talks about putin's legitimacy and say it has been compromised. i'm wondering, how do you think u.s. officials should be dealing with putin compared to how they are currently dealing with putin? >> well, this is a difficulty because you have someone who is
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by all measures a war criminal. and yet he is the leader of a major power, a nuclear power. so we are gonna have to deal with them at some level. right now we have very little communication with him. we are doing our talking in public. one of the interesting things is gonna be decided at the end of this war, is what's kind of accountability is he gonna have? is the world really gonna push for some permanence action on vladimir putin? are you gonna be any kind of war crimes trial by any international body? this is gonna be a very difficult problem. we have already seen that president biden, to my short grin, is planning a trip to saudi arabia to go meet with -- who by all means that we know wasn't involved in the murder, grisly murder of -- this is a difficulty. every president has to balance human rights and our moral stature in the world with the
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practicalities of american interests. they don't always get it right. so far, president biden has been quite articulate, sometimes ahead of his own administration, in saying this guy is a war criminal. the world would be better off if he weren't there. this is gonna be an ongoing issue. i think charlie's point about keeping the spotlight on the entirely aggressive and horrific war is gonna be difficult for this administration. >> -- you talked about. oil is talk about the oil. the white house has been noncommittal about would is and isn't happening with this saudi arabia trip. now we know it is july. ambassador thomas-greenfield talked about we are engaging with many different oil producing countries. the head of energy research at goldman sachs responded to the
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news of potential president biden's presidential visit, saying bringing extra barrels today, short helps in the short run, but it is not sustainable. i get this point. but isn't the point to get gas now in the short run? we've been talking about the lack of short term solutions coming from the white house, but isn't this one of the ones people actually want? >> yes your rights symone. by the way, congratulations on your show. i'm in los angeles right now. gas prices are usually higher in california than the rest of the country. americans are experiencing difficulty filling up their tanks because of that. it is contributing in problems of inflation in our country. the problem is the president and the policy makers don't have a lot of options. we are dealing with issues like the russian war with ukraine, supply train disruption, post pandemic increase and demand for oil, all those things are things that are outside the
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boundaries of the president or congress to be able to control. on top of, that the few options that are available, don't necessarily have sustainability in terms of what they can do. what we really need to do is figure out how do we make our more energy independence? how do we make ourselves less reliance on fossil fuels? how do we increase conservation in this country globally? so we don't find ourselves at the mercy of russia and saudi arabia and autocratic dictators across the planet. but when congress did try to do something last month, the house at least passed a bill to stop price gouging from oil companies, every single republican in the house of representatives voted against it. >> oh my. goodness let's talk about the. house separate from everything else that is happening right now domestically, we have the january 6th committee hearings that are about to start this week. i'm wondering if very quickly
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from each of you, what is one thing you are hoping to see in that hearing? keith all start with you. >> i want to see some accountability. i know there have been this prime time presentation, presenting evidence to the american public, but i don't think the american public really needs the heck of a lot more evidence. i think we need some sort of process to be outline for the next steps towards accountability. we haven't seen that up to now. i haven't seen it from the justice department. i haven't seen it from members of congress. you can just lead an insurrection against the united states government and walk away and pretend like it never happen, and there could be no consequences for that. >> correct key. if you want accountability. i'm with. you >> jennifer what do you? honestly >> i want to hear a coherent outline of a coup that we can't far before january six. too many politicians, too many
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people out of the country, things has just about one, day one violent uprising. they really need to put the building blocks together, explain what happened beginning well before the election. explain what connection the former defeated president had with that coup. and if they can do that, and had that off to the justice department, it will be a win. >> charlie. one word. what do you want to see? >> i want to see a coherent story, i want to see pictures, i wanted to understand this is a prime time television opportunity to communicate this story and the former president's criminal liability to make that case to the american public. >> all right charlie sykes, jennifer, keith, thank you. next we head over to london for the third day of the queen's platinum jubilee. there's questions about her absence for a second day in a row. stay with us. stay with us
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palace. you've got duran duran, you've got queen, diana ross, unfortunately, the queen will not be here. instead, prince charles and prince william's will be giving speeches. we have really seen so much of prince charles over these days than actually month standing in for his mother. she's 96 years old. paula says she has mobility issues. she was unable to attend the horse race today. the them absent derby, is one of her favorite events, it happens every year. she's only missed three during her entire rain. she's had a long life of loving horses and riding horses. so really goes to show you just what her restraints and limitations are. we saw her very gingerly lighting that beacon on thursday night. it was the third of three appearances that first day. the palace said really left are feeling uncomfortable. she was unable to attend the service at st. paul's cathedral. as well.
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that would've been a tough event for her with all those stairs and having to do a lot of walking that day. instead, what the country and the queen herself has gotten is really a glimpse of what it would be like with charles as king. simone. >> thank you stephanie. for more on the road family, check out a new podcast born to rule, when charles's king, by nbc news senior international correspondent imtiaz cements. we'll be right back from the aspiring example of one tennis star using her platform for good. good ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ crossed the desert's bare, man. ♪ ♪ i've breathed the mountain air, man. ♪ ♪ of travel i've had my share, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere. ♪ ♪ i've been to: pittsburgh, parkersburg, ♪ ♪ gravelbourg, colorado, ♪ ♪ ellensburg, cedar city, dodge city, what a pity. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere, man. ♪ ♪ i've been everywhere. ♪
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symone i want to spotlight one american tennis star, 18-year-old coco gauff used her thursday win at the french open to address the issue of gun violence in america. while she didn't take home the win in today's final match, she still the winner. and here's why. the -- team trump wrote over a camera lens peace and end gun violence heart cocoa. here's which he had to say. >> for me, it's kind of close to home. i had some friends that were part of the parkland shootings. they were able to get out of it. i think it's just crazy. i was 14 or 13 when that happened. still really nothing has changed. my dad told, me i could change the world with my racket. he did not mean that by just playing tennis. he met speaking out on the issues like this. >> i think we can all learn
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from this cocoa and her dad. we can all do our part to shred light on the issue of gun violence that is plaguing our country. -- we do have a responsibility to bring awareness to this issue. i leave you with one question. how can you make an impact today? thanks for watching. and doing your part this saturday and being with me, i'm symone sanders, you can catch me here every saturday and sunday at 4 pm eastern. and anytime on peacock. dollar like to turn over things to my good friend rev. al sharpton. hey rev.. >> hey some symone, see you tomorrow. i'll be watching. good evening and welcome to politicsnation. tonight's lead, our nation under the gun. right now, joe biden is urging the nation to address


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