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added something that is interesting and fun in a different way and that is just broadens our appreciation of each other. >> and the film is funny, it has heart and it is smart and it happens to have an all latino cast. and in the interview gloria said to me representation in the industry come a long way. she spoke about her musical career and the fact that record companies wanted to change her sound and the instruments so it didn't sound so latin. so although the film centers on two latin families that are different, it has a lot of universal appeal. >> wonderful. thank you very much. we appreciate it. it is now exactly the top of the fourth hour of "morning joe." >> we're almost half way there. three out of four hours of "morning joe." >> we have a lot to get to this morning. four hours from now, the house committee investigating the january 6 attack on the capitol will hold the fourth public hearing.
focusing on the elaborate effort by then president trump to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election. plus the latest on the bipartisan group of senators negotiating new gun legislation in a moment we'll speak with chris coons of delaware on just how close senators are on a final bill. also ahead, we're keeping an eye on wall street as stock futures soared overnight following a brutal week. we'll get a live report from cnbc. and it is primary day for several states across the country which means kornacki is camped out at the big board. >> he's angry. and i'll tell you what, jonathan lemire, we have a big race today in alabama. you have donald trump who of course always had a prerogative of changing his mind when it looks like his first election is on the way to losing. he chose mo brooks who was there
on january 6 trying to whip up the masses to attack the capitol or so some people believe. on the other side, one of richard shelby's staff members. he started with blocks and then brooks went down and then he abandoned brooks and now brooks is back. it is going to be fascinating. >> yeah. >> loyalty with donald trump is a one-way street. and while month brooks was one of the most ardent defenders and spoke at the ellipse as a warm-up act for donald trump the morning of january 6, and indeed implored those gathered to protest joe biden, say that he was not a duly elected president. that wasn't enough for donald trump. donald trump pulled his endorsement and now he endorsed shelby and today though polls suggest a tight rate. steve kornacki will break it down later on. but this is another test of whether or not what sort of say trump has over the republican
party right now. his primary endorsement is pretty mixed. a win in ohio, losses elsewhere. alabama is the heart of trump country. in fact, he and his aides have long traced the moment where they felt like he was taking off back in 2015 was that rally in mobile, alabama and if he were given a defeat today, it would be humbling indeed. >> mike, that is what is so fascinating, about what we've seen over the past several months. you've seen in the heart of trump country, donald trump losing. you look in idaho. he got all in with an extremist lieutenant governor. she lost. you look at what has hatched in other states. you look at georgia in particular. again, talk about the deep south, in the deepest parts of the deep south, he got rejected there. just absolutely thumped by kemp and raffensperger.
and in alabama, you have to say it is a rejection already that he abandoned mo brooks. said that he could not support him and suddenly brooks went up in the polls. >> you know, joe, it is interesting, of all of the people that he has endorsed, as if he lives in an echo chamber and he endorses whatever appeals to his ear. and he's lost a couple. jonathan and i were talking off camera during the break that we both think that we now agree, the two of us, i think you would agree with me, that it is no longer a lock that donald trump will get the republican nomination for president if he runs because of increasingly erratic behavior. it is always been erratic, but increasingly erratic, joe. >> and you look at numbers and the fact that we have an abc poll out that at the beginning. week in a shows about 60% of americans think he should be charged for what happened on january 6. people will look to the republican numbers inside of that poll and say oh, my god,
only 19%. that is one in five republicans and they shrinking republican party where people have abandoned the republican party since donald trump became the leader of that party. but one in five in that shrinking republican party think donald trump should be charged with criminal acts because of january 6. and you look at his vote totals. whether it is ohio, and j.d. vance. whether it is pennsylvania and dr. oz. whether it is georgia. he's getting about a third of the vote. and these republican primaries. he has about a third of the vote in ohio. about a third of the vote in pennsylvania and down in georgia. so mika, it is fascinating to see what happens straight ahead. but it is critical but because of all of the issues that this country, we talked about the
fascism wing of the republican party that are proponents of violence and celebrate violence. and you could see what is happening with the negotiations over public safety, over gun safety. and also policing. and of course those last two issues really go into our top story right now. >> for sure. >> about more stunning revelations out of uvalde, texas. >> the details into the investigation, the school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. we have new images from inside of the school shedding light on how well-armed the officers were. yet they still did not storm the gunman for more than an hour. in just a moment, we'll talk to a reporter with the texas tribune about this photo. >> what were they waiting for. >> showing two ballistic shields on the scene just one minute after a student called 911 from
inside of the classroom. please help. >> they're looking for a key. they're looking for a key. and they didn't even check to see if the door was unlocked or not. and they're sitting there with that much fire power while children, little kids, babies are calling 911 saying they're shot and bleeding out. >> joe, officers -- >> they're leader won't let them go in. >> they didn't enter the classroom for another 46 minutes, contradicting the statement from police that officers didn't have the proper equipment to confront -- >> that is just one lie after another after another, after another life coming from texas officials from the start. >> that is the hardest thing. i think, you know, i think that there are a lot of questions about what happened here and some empathy that could be had for cops that might have felt outgunned or weren't getting,
but just say what happened. it makes it much worse when we have to find out later from surveillance video that they had what they needed, at least to storm the gunman. we first got the latest from nbc news national correspondent gabe guiterrez. >> this is the first look inside of robb elementary during the uvalde, massacre. the steel image comes from surveillance reviewed by the austin american statesman but not confirmed by nbc news. is shows multiple officers armed with rifles and one ballistic shield in a hallway. 19 minutes after the gunman started shooting. according to the statements review of materials. >> investigators believe at this point based on my understanding that that was certainly enough fire power to try to take on the gunman. >> so why did officers wait nearly another hour to storm the classroom? >> when you have heavy equipment or not, you just go in and that
never happened here. >> the texas tribune released a time line based on footage not confirmed by nbc news. according to that report, the shooter opened fire on officers closest to room 111 and 112. several minutes later pete arredondo phoned into dispatch requesting more fire power. we all have pistols, he said, according to a transcript and this guy has a rifle. the question of why they were not directed to go in and who should have been giving that direction, i think those are questions that the investigators state, federal and local are focusing on for a long while. >> victim's families demanding accountability last night in uvalde, including the daughter of irma garcia who was kill and joe garcia who died of a heart attack days later. >> i need you know that the horrifying manner in which my mother was murdered and taken
from us, completely shattered our hearts, but made my dad's stop. the pain of losing the love of his life, his high school sweetheart was too much for him to bear. >> and you know, the tragedy of that, the unspeakable tragedy of that and the unspeakable tragedy of parents who lost their babies, compounded now with questions of whether they could have survived, whether they could have been rescued if only police officers had gone in and followed normal protocols. that was of course nbc's gabe guiterrez. let's bring in the reporter for the texas tribune, terry langford. thank you so much for being with us. let's talk about that timeline and that you put together and what stands out to you? >> i think you know as my colleague tony over the
statesman also pointed out, within the first 19 minutes they essentially had what they needed to go in. in fact, i would say looking at video, just from the surveillance camera in the school, and there was one fish eye camera on that hallway, i would say within 10 minutes they had more people and everybody at least had pistols and there was at least one rifle. but this photo that you're putting up right now is 30 minutes after the shooting entered. and they already had shields. they already had guns and rifles. and this is just one end of the hallway. what i cannot see close up are the officers stationed at the other side. >> so, terry, you've been on this story since it occurred, since the day it occurred. and in your opinion, across your reporting, what is the level or is there a level of obstruction
or reluctance to get this story out from the police department in uvalde. >> i would say that this is -- to be fair, this is a small town and it is been overwhelmed by the nation's media. and the state media. but that shouldn't matter. we have not gotten a straight answer from the get-go, from uvalde officials. this is a horrific thing. i can't imagine any small town being able to rise and respond quick enough for the nation's media glare. that said, there are some basics that we still would like to know. you know, i'd like to know what happens next. i'd like to know how many seconds if it was seconds the school and the teachers were
alerted, how they were alerted. what was the safety plan? we can't see safety plans in texas from schools. they are secret. but we have a lot of questions about, you know, this kind of response, this many years after columbine was shocking to watch. >> really shocking. again, with us all through the years knowing after columbine and each one of attacks that police officers have been told you go in. you take down the shooter or the active shooter first and then worry about everything else later. could i ask, have you heard, i know after parkland there was a school safety officer who was charged on multiple counts for not going in when 17 children were killed there. have there been any talks of charges against anyone in the force in uvalde?
>> there is not. there has been very little discussion on that. there is the uvalde county d.a. who is in charge i think of the investigation into response. but we have no idea if that is just more of an administrative look or if it is going to result in criminal charges. >> texas tribune reporter terry langford, thank you so much and thank you for continuing to ask the questions. you know, the full text of the gun reform legislation, the senate has been working on following the uvalde massacre, could be out as early as today. three sources familiar with discussions tell nbc news, quote, the deal is 98% done. joining us now, democratic senator chris coons of delaware, part of the bipartisan group working on the gun legislation deal. he's also a member of the senate foreign relations and judiciary
committee. so we'll get to him on a couple of other topics as well. but senator, how close are we to closing a deal on gun reform? >> very, very close. i would hopeful we'd had final legislation text last night. i've just been communicating with the core group of senators who are waiting for legislative council to deliver this final text. they're optimistic it will be locked in today. i think the senate needs to take this up and vote on it this week. to make sure that the upcoming 4th of july recess doesn't lead to a loss of focus and dedication. there is a lot of slips and falls possible as we take something from a framework to final legislative text. i'm so grateful for senator murphy and senator cornyn and senators tillis and sinema whos have negotiated the last steps to get us to a bill we could put on the floor of the senate.
there is one development that i've been optimistic about and been very encouraged about. in addition to encourage states to adopt and implement red flag laws there will be hundreds of millions more to encourage violence interrupters. my home town of wilmington, delaware, has ven fitted from from preventing gun violence on the streets of our community and it is a great model, we should be investing more in. so i think that is one positive step forward among many in this important bill. >> senator, since sandy hook, i know i and other people on the show, a lot of people in the media, a lot of people in the democratic party have been pushing republicans to do something about guns. and even now with this modest bill passing, there have been cries that this bill is not doing enough and then we see clips of john cornyn being booed
in his home state. so i want to you talk for a minute if you would about the republicans that have actually stepped forward and while it may seem quite simple for people watching on this show, watching the show right now to say well why don't you do more, talk about how the republicans from the own base are getting far beyond the comfort zone for many people who supported them since the beginning of their political career. >> that is right, joe. look the politics of guns have gotten tougher and more divisive in the 12 years i've been here in the senate. after sandy hook, i was convinced that we would pass universal background checks and senators manchin and toomey worked hard on that but we could not get enough republicans to join that bill and to pass it and i think we're barely getting to the point where we have more than 10 republican senators on this framework right now. and i'll remind you, four of them are retiring.
this is a significant moment for certainly cornyn. he's a conservative republican. a tough on crime former attorney general, former elected state justice on their supreme court and someone who in-n his time on the judiciary committee has been very tough on democrats and our perspectives. i've enjoyed legislating with him. he and i got to the president's desk the last bill that made progress on improving nix, the background check system. this is a small bill that would make it more likely that state and local law enforcement would know if someone was lying on their background check form and trying to get a gun. that is one of the things that we've learn heard from gun enthusiasts, we need to better enforce the laws on the books and that is something senator cornyn has done with senator murphy and me. but he's getting real push back. the clips of him being booed at
the texas state gop convention is a reminder why we don't have 30 republicans stepping forward to join us in this important piece of legislation. so, thank you for keeping the focus on the urgency of now and the importance of acting after the horrific shootings in buffalo and uvalde and reminding all of your viewers that each and every day dozens of americans of all ages and backgrounds die in gun violence. the provisions in this bill will help make our country safer. >> well, let his hope something comes together soon. in just a few hours, the fourth public house january 6 committee hearing will get underway in the nation's capitol. committee vice chair liz cheney said the panel will present evidence of former president trump's pressure campaign on state legislators and elections officials. one committee aide tells nbc news that the hearings will highlight the trump campaign scheme to get fake elects in
states sent to washington to set the stage for january 6 in hopes that the false slates would be used to stop the transfer of power. today's key witnesses include three republicans georgia secretary of state brad raffensperger and gabe sterling and shaye moss will also testify. give me a sense of what your hoping these hearings ultimately will accomplish. i know they're taking place in the house. but joe and i have been talking a lot about how this is representative of tanding up for democracy. >> mika, it is another important hearing by the january 6 committee. and they have done a spectacular job of presenting compelling witnesses, new material and evidence, new facts for the nation's consideration. i know it is been closely watched at the department of justice and i have confidence
they will do the right thing, make the appropriate choices without any influence by those of us who are elected and over in congress. but frankly it is also a reminder of how important state and local elections are. i was a county elected official as you know, mika, for a decade and across our country our elections are overwhelmingly administered by very local elected officials and county boards and secretaries of state, that often fly under the radar and don't get enough attention and the panel that will be testifying today will be reminding the american people and the members of congress that are watching that we came very close to losing our democracy on january 6. it was a horrifying event in which police officers were physically assaulted, several lost their lives, they breached the capitol, the first time americans have done that in mass to attempt to reverse the election. and frankly there are decisions
being made in state and county legislative bodies around the country that are putting us on a dangerous path. i'm working with a bipartisan group here to try and pass a reform to the electoral count act that would narrow the chances of a repeat of january 6. but frankly democracy is only going to stand if millions of americans motivated by what they're hearing into those hearings get engaged at the local level and the in the peaceful but important actions of democracy. at the county level around our country. >> senator coops, good morning. want to shift to your role on the foreign relations committee and turn towards the war in ukraine. first to update our viewers. that attorney general merrick garland, the department of justice is on his way as part of an is a unanouner announced trip to talk to about possible russian war crimes. that is happening as we speak. but i want to get you about the
g7 and nato, and i know you're heading as well, the president will be going to europe for this. the president putin is hoping that the western resolve will fade and weapons and money will stop flowing to ukraine. how confident are you that the alliance will hold. >> i think we need to redouble our commitment and our engagement and our investment. if you look at the history of wars in chechnya and syria, that is clearly the playbook that putin is playing from. he's simply grinding it out with force of arms and he has does the have ability to take town by town, city by city, at the very eastern most part of ukraine until we provide a comparable arms to allow the ukrainians to push back. the administration is sending them how witszers that have longer range and a significant amount of ammunition and our partners are training ukrainians
and there are millions willing to stand up and fight russia's aggression. but as the winter comes, the economies in germany and italy and france and other places in eastern europe are going to face real tough costs. the price of gasoline is high here but it is price of the energy in higher in europe. so a bipartisan delegation led by senator shaheen is going to the nato summit. we're engaged with leaders throughout europe and i'm hopeful that we'll be able to encourage them and remind them of how dedicated the american people and the biden administration have been to this joint effort against russian aggression. i frankly think this has been president biden's finest chapter pulling together the e.u. and nato to do what didn't have after 2014 of crimea in the donbas to be clear about the cost if we allow russia to
overrun ukraine. >> chris coons of delaware, a lot going on. thank you very much for being on this morning. and coming up, after over a year of waiting, vaccines are now available for america's youngest children. we're going to ask the u.s. surgeon general visitic murthy how this could change the fight against covid and parents are going to have their kids taken. and the market looking to rebound after a tough week. this comes as we just got breaking news on elon musk's bid to buy twitter. >> is he going to buy? >> we'll bring you the latest. >> we'll let you know. >> i can't wait to find out. >> and steve kornacki will breck down the key primary races around the country. we're back in just a moment. she's feeling the power of listerine. he's feeling it. yep, them too. it's an invigorating rush... ...zapping millions of germs in seconds. for that one-of-a-kind whoa... ...which leaves you feeling...
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with vaccines and that is why this is such a big deal. >> i'm curious, surgeon general, obviously the start of covid, when we had the greatest concerns about seniors and the greatest concerns about people with underlying conditions when the vaccines and the boosters became available, it made perfect sense for everybody to get those shots and get boosted. if you just look at the numbers, is it as urgent for children under five to get these vaccines as, say, seniors, or is there more discretion for parent? >> it is a great question, joe. and so let me break this down. it is true that for the elderly, they have the greatest risk of ending up in the hospital and losing their lives due to covid. but what we've done in this country is we've had a low threshold for protecting our kids because kids shouldn't die from illnesses that could be prevented with vaccine or treatment and that is why even
for illness less than covid, because we want to protect our children. covid is not the flu. it is more dangerous than the flu in children and has cost more children their lives, caused multi-system inflammatory syndrome in kids and that is why getting kids vaccinated is so important right now. with that said, i want parents to make sure they're taking the time they need to get accurate information about this vaccine. so that -- to talk to their doctor if they have additional questions. i do finally want parents to know the vaccines were designed for kids in terms of their -- their dosage. they went through a important clinical trial of the pfizer and moderna vaccines. they were unanimously approved by the fda and the cdc. and both of bodies signed off on these vaccines and they're the gold standard for safety. so that is why i'm going to be taking my child who is 4 years old to get vaccinated as the
american academy of pediatrics is recommending parents do the same. >> and is the chemical composite for children under the age of five, is it the same as the composition of adult vaccines and what do you attribute the initially seemingly reluctant -- >> you're not coming through. >> can you hear me? what he was asking -- >> i'm not able to hear you. >> how about mika? can you hear mika? >> we are having some problems. >> no mike, no mika. >> sus surgeon general, vivek murthy, thank you so much and we'll work on our technology. hold on a secondm i'm not a doctor but i could play one on tv. mike, would you like to ask me the question. >> yes, i would, doctor. dr. scarborough. my question to the surgeon
general was one that i've heard asked by several people of knowledgeable ever others and this is, is the chemical composition of the vaccines, both the pfizer and moderna for under the age of five is it the same compel composition that vaccines of dults that have received from pfizer and moderna and to what do we see the reluctance of parent of kids under the age of 5 to get system vaccinated. >> well, mike, listen thank you so much for your question. >> thank you for listening. >> i'm not comfortable answering that question for a lot of different reasons. >> i've got the answer for you. be here tomorrow. >> but my associate dr. mika has the answer. dr. mika. >> i'm going to hold this for one day because we have al better bolah, the ceo of pfizer coming on the show tomorrow. >> so you don't have the answer. >> well i'm going to ask.
>> you know what i found was interesting, while we're talking about this and i know we don't have time to talk about it so let me dig into it. i did find it interesting that you can't tell on tv, but i'm a big guy. >> oh, my -- >> no, i'm a big guy. mika, she runs, she's very slim, she's healthy. and i don't want to get into it. but i probably weigh about twice as much as mika. >> right. but you cannot even drink half a drink. >> and a good friend of ours also the same. but they could give us this same dosage, right? and so i wouldn't feel great, but it has more of an impact if you weigh 479 pounds like me, by the way, camera adds about 400 pounds, but if you weigh as much as i weigh, twice as much as mika, it will have more of an impact on mika than me.
so i thought this was interesting and nobody else watching feels the same way. but it would knock -- those shots would knock mika down for a of days because again same dose, on a person half the weight of me. >> but as you've told us, you've told jonathan and willie and i once that the addition of mult bell big macs during the course of the day helped you fight off the virus successfully. >> exactly. i find fast food in general -- i think, yeah, with the arteries clogged as much as they were, i think, mika, it was harder for the vaccines to make it through and have an impact. >> ceo pfizer on "morning joe" tomorrow. it is a big interview. really interesting. >> a big interview. and we'll have the answer tomorrow. >> yes. we'll have the answer tomorrow. i'm going to move on now. the dow is looking to make a comeback today. after one of wall street's worst weeks in recent history. >> it is jumping up there.
>> and the dow dropped after the dow falls to the lowest level since january of 2021 and everyone from elon musk to the ceo of deutsche bank warning of recession. >> and by the way, jamie dimon, he said a hurricane was coming. >> okay. but some other folks are saying slow your roll. >> really? >> yeah. calm down. for more on this, let's bring in cnbc seema mody. the concerns about say recession, and the markets, what do you got? >> yeah, mika and joe, good morning, after staging a very bad week last week the dow is now higher by 400 points in early trade. so a bit of a relief as investors assess the carnage that took place last week following the federal reserve's 75 basis point interest rate hike. and look to wednesday and thursday when fed chair jerome
powell will testify in front of congress. he will likely face tough questions on the timing of the interest rate hike and the strategy to combat inflation. now today the key data point that will help us understand whether this rally will hold is existing home sales. that comes out at 10:00 a.m. eastern. and one of the big concerns is just how the housing industry will hold up as interest rates rise. >> thanks for that. and by the way, we're hearing there might be -- there is always something with elon musk and twitter, a change here or a change there. is there more news? >> so there is a new s.e.c. filing mika that shows that twitter's board unanimously supports the $44 billion sale of twitter to ceo of tesla elon musk. this of course has been a long, drawn out battle on price, getting buy-in in investors. but that is certainly played out on the public stage. but the deal is moving forward
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and new adventures you hope the more you give the less they'll miss. but even if your teen was vaccinated against meningitis in the past they may be missing vaccination for meningitis b. although uncommon, up to 1 in 5 survivors of meningitis will have long term consequences. now as you're thinking about all the vaccines your teen might need make sure you ask your doctor if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination. 43 past the hour, it is primary day and we're following a slew of big races this morning. including key races in georgia, virginia, alabama, and washington, d.c. joining us now, the big board, nbc news correspondent steve kornacki. let's start in alabama. >> yeah, that is the big one. i think today it is the runoff here. they already had the republican primary. nobody got 50% and this is for the seat currently held by richard shelby, republican
retiring. so here is the runoff. it is congressman mo brooks and katie britt and the whole saga of mo brooks and donald trump. you mentioned it before the break. trump initially backed mo brooks in this race. then he withdrew his endorsement. he said that brooks had gone woke in trump's words. then brooks made the runoff anyway. brittot about 45% in the approval and brooks got about 30% after making the runoff. then brooks made a public appeal to get reendorsed by donald trump. donald trump responded to that plea from mo brooks by endorsing katie britt. so britt had a good advantage in the preliminary comes. the runoff today with the trump endorsement it would be a surprise if mo brooks pulled it out tonight, but again, this is a -- whoever win this is runoff, a huge favorite nor the state of alabama in november. so could be deciding the next senate for alabama. and looking at a number of house races tonight.
you mentioned virginia. i tapped north carolina. virginia have two house races that are key in the fall. one of them issed second district. this is around virginia beach. they flipped it in 2018, the anti-trump wave year and it went democrats in 2018 and flipped to glenn youngkin and this is a top republican target in the fall, so is this. the 7th district, abigail spanberger and very similar story. got the seat in 2018. districts swung toward glenn youngkin the republican in the gubernatorial race last year. so again, these are two closely contested races in the fall. we're going to find out who the republicans nominate in the races tonight and there is say runoff in a southwest georgia district tonight that would be competitive this fall and worth keeping an eye on. so those are the primaries today. and the other thing we've been
keeping an eye on in the wake of what we saw last week in south carolina, the list of ten, the ten republicans who voted to impeach donald trump. what is their fate in 2022. you see a number of them are actually just retiring. they're not going to face the voters. we saw for the first time with tom rice, in south carolina, a republican who voted to impeach and he did run in the primary and he ran against a trump-backed challenger and we saw tom rice lose last week. so now that is prime, all in august, in michigan, in washington state and wyoming where liz cheney is, where you have the dynamic of republicans would voted for impeachment, being opposed by trump backed challengers. so we saw what happened to tom rice. there is different dynamics in the other races but that is one of the oeng things coming off of
the last week and that is a big story to look ahead to for the rest of the summer. how do those four fair. >> first, i know that maybe two or three months ago there were some polls out though showed it neck-and-neck. not quite so much now. there are some polls that we've seen that show actually she's doubled behind by double-digits. do you think that the january 6 based on the polling that you've seen, do you think the january 6 hearings have hurt her back in her home state in the primary? >> it seems likely that that is the case and i think there is one sort of school of thought here. you saw tom rice last week in south carolina not just lose, but he lost more than two to one to his trump backed challenger. one thing that rice did in that race is he leaned into his vote for impeachment. he didn't back away from it. he focused on it. he said, you know, i'm willing to stand here and defend it. and that may have contributed to the margin of his defeat. when you look at other
candidates like meyer in michigan, he voted for impeachment but he's not making it the center piece of his campaign. he's not backing down from the vote. but he's trying to shift to other issues and trying to put the impeachment vote i think very much in the back drop there. but you look at the approach that liz cheney is saying, you couldn't be more front and center on january 6 than liz cheney. so it if it was rice's willingness to lean into it that caused blow back, that does not bode well for liz cheney in wyoming. >> so let's go back to georgia 7, i'm fascinated by that race because of abigail spamberger and i'm wondering if that is not a race even though -- the congresswoman got no breaks from the redrawing of the lines in her state. i'm wonder if that is not one of the districts that we'll look at on election night in 2022 to try to figure out which way the country is going. do you have any insights on these republicans, is there one
that is more in trump's camp or are they all running hard toward trump? >> no, it is interesting. this is a sort of a wide open field here. you've got for instance the state senator here, reefs is probably the favorite and vega ran a group called latinos for youngkin in last november's gubernatorial election. she's attracted some national support as well. so some national republicans who have come in on her behalf. it is a sort of a wide open field here and there is no clear sort of trump aligned or trump backed candidate in this race. but like you said, i think this is one, when you look, we show how district voted, this is how they would have voted in the 2020 presidential election. so this is exactly the kind of district republicans think that in a -- if it is a wave year for them, a six-point biden win becomes a flip for them.
7-2 in virginia we'll keep a close eye on in november. and it is 7:00 p.m. election night in november, those could be early warning signs of what is going on. >> steve kornacki, thank you so much. of course we'll see you again. and coming up, a look at some of theagain. coming up a look sat front page headlines across the country. plus, steph curry and the golden state warriors take to the streets of san francisco to celebrate their fourth title in eight years. and as we go to break, we want to show you this moment from the pirates/cubs game yesterday. delayed briefly by a rogue squirrel. three members of the pittsburgh ground crew tried to corral the critter with a bucket and net. it scurried along the track in left field. they eventually lured the furry rodent through the outfield fence. "morning joe" -- >> who says the pirates have trouble in fielding? come on!
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rates on the rise, up 1% in the country in 2021, after taking the hit in 2020. in ohio, the number of births increased. going to the milwaukee state sentinel, preparing for a post-roe world. a clinic is set to end services on saturday. anticipating a u.s. supreme court decision to overturn roe v. wade. overturning the law would be an 18-year law on the books, that would criminalize an abortion. some the reports in the papers plan to head out of the state. others plan to stay and find new jobs." arkansas democrat gazette" has a front page story on how amazon is set to deliver packages by drone. >> oh, boy, we figured this day
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>> and the "san francisco chronicle" has a full front page featuring steph curry and golden state warriors who took to the streets to celebrate their fourth nba title in eight years. thousands of fans lined up to cheer the warriors who beat the boston celtics in game six. >> last break, the kicker was the squirrel running wild in the outfield. >> alex. >> do we have the kicker, the squirrel on water skis or anything? >> no. >> that's going to be tomorrow. >> twiggy. >> yeah, twiggy, the water skiing -- >> no, that does it for us this morning. jose diaz-balart picks up the coverage. diaz-balart picks up coverage
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