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there's a grand jury in that case that has now expired. no signs of a new one. there will be some sort of a final report. we'll see what he found following facts. but after years of taxpayer money, it is clear that that effort has, in many ways, already fizzled. you can always find me online at ari melber. the reidout with joy reid starts now. tonight on "the reidout" -- >> you're going to hear this in the news. the fbi came after me and took my phone. she surrounded me at a hearty's. >> reporter: the my pillow guy didn't even get to finish his breakfast biscuit as the fbi investigates his crimes, which is now almost completely taken over the republican party.
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plus, verdicts are being handed down by the violent criminals who attacked police on january 6th. the same criminals who are being embraced as heroes by trump and his maga lackeys. where is the accountability for trump? and the frightening prospect of doug mastriano being in charge of pennsylvania. pennsylvania elections as governor. "the philadelphia inquirer" is calling it a ten-alarm fire for anyone who believes in a functioning democracy. we begin tonight at a hearty's drive-through in minnesota where yesterday afternoon the fbi seized the cell phone of pillow manufacturer turned conspiracy theorist mike lindell after he went on a rampage on his online tv show. the fast food chain brilliantly took to social media writing now that you know we exist, you should really try ow pillowy biscuits.
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please whoever gives their social media accounts a raise, stat. despite lindell doing his darnedest over the past 20 or so hours to make this all about him, it's not. the case actually goes back to a county clerk in mesa, colorado. tina peters a once ordinary public servant who got sucked into the vortex of donald trump's election fraud conspiracy. peters is now under indictment for allegedly allowing some of those conspiracy theorists to copy data from the county's elections equipment after the 2020 election. some of those right-wing activists include people close to, you guessed it, mike lindell. peters' story is one example how election lies have trickled to local offices. as "the new york times" points out, this is not an isolated case. this episode is one of several instances where local officials and activists motivated by those theories have gained access to voting machines in hopes of proving the theories true. prosecutors in michigan and georgia are also investigating
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whether data was improperly copied from machines. the lie has taken over the entire party. as we've told you before, out of the 541 republicans running for major offices this year, 199 of them flat-out deny the legitimacy of the 2020 election. only 74 have actually fully accepted the results of a free and fair democratic election. and last night in new hampshire, one of those election deniers got one step closer to a seat in the united states senate. donball duke won the nomination to the chagrin of republicans, including the state's republican governor who endorsed his opponent. meanwhile, video has surface of another election denier, mark finchem, the republican nominee for secretary of state in arizona. in a campaign speech saying former vice president mike pence stole the election from donald trump.
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>> mike pence seized power over the existing president. he was not president. donald trump was still president at that moment. how long has he been ordering those folks around? well, apparently from january 6th to january 20th. ladies and gentlemen, that's a coup. >> ooh, lordy. that man could be in charge of arizona's elections in 2024 if republicans win in november. this is what the republican party publicly stands for, and i do say publicly because their actual agenda, when they actually reveal what that is, is wildly unpopular and equally terrifying. you have senator rick scott of florida proposing that every five years congress has to revote to reapprove medicare and
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social security or else those programs will just end. senior lindsey graham introducing a bill that would ban abortion nationally after 15 weeks, an idea that is so unpopular, even some of his fellow republicans are running s all but guaranteewill pass the house and senate. they're running from it like it has the cooties. joining me is juanita tolliver, opinion writer for the grill low. charlie sykes from the bulwark and msnbc contributor. charlie, i also have known you for a long time and back in the day you used to be a republican. you used to talk to these people. we've both been in talk radio and there were some real gems, so we know they're out there. could you have ever imagined that the people who used to call in on the radio are now the
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mainstream -- not just the base of the party, they're the candidates. your thoughts? >> what a strange and wild ride. it is like your crazy uncle that you kept in the basement has now suddenly appeared and is running the show. i mean, you know, look, it's almost as if we've gone post-trump here where the craziness has morphed into this mass psychosis where it's not just a few scattered anecdotes anymore, it is state after state where you are seeing, you know, some of the most extreme election deniers, not people running on some conservative or right-wing agenda, but people who have embraced the most bizarre conspiracies. you have donald trump himself, who is tweeting out pictures of himself, photoshopped pictures of himself wearing the qanon button, you have him calling
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into the d.c. jail to rally the january 6th protesters. and then you have voters around the country in republican primaries that are given a choice between reasonably rational republicans and complete kooks. so they are spending millions of dollars boosting the deniers on the briefly they can't win a general election. anything can happen. if this is really an existential threat, we ought to act like it. but it is bizarre. i've been pessimistic for some time. i've been amazed over and over again how the craziest voices have become dominant, and unfortunately it's getting worse. >> to that very point, the
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governor of maryland has essentially accused the republican nominee in the state of maryland of being mentally unstable. you have the governor of the new hampshire saying don't vote for that guy. it's at the point now, juanita, where even republicans are saying, oh, absolutely not. you cannot support our candidates, right? that's how bad it is. so on the democratic side, there has been some criticism. democrats have been like, no, please get the nomination. and i do remember people saying that about donald trump back in 2016 saying, oh, please, hillary clinton came in and was like please make him the nominee because nobody's going to elect a guy from the "apprentice" who doesn't have all the cheese on his cracker, and poof. the question is, are we underestimating the size of the mad wing of the republican party? or is it we're overestimating how important it is not just to
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snark about them on twitter, but to actually get out and vote and make sure they don't get elected? >> right that's the through line, joy. i will agree that it was a huge risk for democrats to invest in these extremist candidates. but the reality is, and the hope is that voters wills them for what they are. they are trump devotees who are out trying to outdo trump, made it explicitly clear they will win an election if elected. they are the ones who are absolutely looking forward to pushing the most harmful components and the conspiracy theories and lies they can come up with. that video you showed earlier of the arizona secretary of state candidate was explicitly -- it felt like it was like a confessional of ultra right-wing maga group meeting where he was just trying to test his latest material, test to see how far he could go. but that is the reality we'll be facing and that's an explicit threat. what i will say democrats have been doing well as of late is
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calling that out for what it is. president biden has been doing it for weeks, naming these extremists, who are a threat to our democracy. and i hope that message is on replay for the next eight weeks because it's not hard to draw a contrast with an anti-democracy, anti-abortion, anti-freedom party that the gop of today is. so i want democrats to hit that on the head every single day for the next eight weeks because that is the only way voters are going to be crystal clear on the contrast between republicans and democrats and what's explicitly at stake in this election because it could be the last election we recognize if these people are elected to the secretary of state, gubernatorial positions that will decide and control elections in the future. >> you're talking about letting these people -- let's just remind ourselves. i do not know is the belief there is a cult run by celebrities and democrats that are eating -- >> it is a cult. >> -- and running a sexual ring
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of children and eating them and things. people are legitimately believing this and then running for office on it. let me play president biden. this is what president biden has been saying. he's trying to quarantine this maga faction from everyone else. take a look. >> i want to be very clear up front. not every republican is a maga republican. not every republican embraces the extreme ideology. i know because i've worked with them in the mainstream republicans, and there's still a few of them left. but the extreme set of maga republicans has chosen to go backwards, full of anger, hate, violence, and division. that's what their game is. >> i don't want to put all the weight on the democrats because the republicans could have stopped this in the olden days. they have just chosen not to and stood down. rick scott is supposedly one of these ordinary republicans.
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he's out there saying no, make social security temporary, make medicare temporary. brandon had a go on him on twitter. this is the tea party version of the republicans that were the predecessor to what we have now, charlie. they weren't better. that's rand paul's crew, ron desantis' crew. even roll back one step from maga, you end up with the tea party people. so it's not like they're not extreme. where is the republicans' responsibility to say we want this out of our party and not just back away from their candidates, but actively try to stop it? >> well, i mean, there's been decades where -- what the republicans have done is they have worked with, they have tolerated, they have appeased the conspiracy theorists and the extremists under the assumption that they needed them to win elections, but they could somehow control them. of course it hasn't worked out that way. but to your point about establishment republicans, you said that the governor of maryland, who's calling out the
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republican nominee, but in many ways it's an outlier. larry hogan is an outlier. the established republicans ignoring all the lessons of history saying these guys are nuts, extremists, embracing big lies. but in the interest of party unity, we are going to support them anyway. so you're seeing that in arizona. you are seeing that in pennsylvania. you're going to see that in new hampshire as well , that republicans who understand how dangerous this is nevertheless decide they're going to put party over country and over the truth. and so for anybody out there who is under any illusions after all of these years that republicans are at some point going to draw a red line and say, i'm sorry, that's going too far, no, we can't have qanon -- >> it's frozen. we lost charlie. the robots have taken charlie down. i understand where he was going with this, juanita.
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>> right. >> the reality is, the end of his sentence was going to be you're dreaming if you think they're going to stop them. >> the end of his sentence was don't hold your breath. >> exactly. so i'll give you the last word on this. i mean, is the fear of that same crowd also being in charge of whether you can have an abortion or birth control putting that group of people in charge your physical body is what you're talking about if republicans win. lindsey graham already told you . that they're willing to lay down on the ground for people who want women to be state property. is that going to be enough to make sure people do more than just get freaked out on social media and actually vote these people down? >> the one data point i'm holding onto, kansas had hichk historic turn out in their primary when abortion was explicitly on the ballot. that's a red state, which ultimately voted down a ban on
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abortion. and i think it's also important to note that the number of votes on that ballot initiative on abortion had more than 200,000 votes over the gubernatorial and senate races. so that's something i'm holding onto. that shows voters can connect the dots and turn out this threat. >> charlie "t" robots have released charlie sykes. we thank juanita tolliver. we know dark brandon didn't do it because we didn't see lasers. the jihadout continues after this. lasers. e thjihadout continues after this if you have this... consider adding this. an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan from unitedhealthcare. medicare supplement plans help by paying some of what medicare doesn't... and let you see any doctor. any specialist. anywhere in the u.s. who accepts medicare patients. so if you have this... consider adding this.
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it has been nearly a year and a half since a mob of trump supporters stormed the u.s. capitol in an attempt to stop this country's peaceful transfer of power. since then, more than 875 insurrectionists have been charged with crimes. and that number continues to grow. a judge convicted them on three charges, including 14 felonies between them. all were convicted of assault charges against police officers that included some of the most violent attacks we saw that day. you may remember this video of officer daniel hodges being crushed between a door frame and a shield, screaming out in agony. that was at the hands of one of these convicted men as
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republican party continues to sympathize with the attackers including downplaying what happened. there was a washington protest praising ashley babbitt who died after breaking into the house chamber. >> it's a terrible thing that happens to people that are being treated very, very unfairly. we love ashli. it was so horrible what happened to her that that man shot ashli is a disgrace. and then he goes on television and it looked like he was actually bragging about it. >> that man is a police officer. just last week texas congressman gomer flew to miami to present a flag that flew to the u.s. capitol, falsely calling her a political prisoner. joining me now, danny cevallos,
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and sandra garza, longtime partner of fallen officer brian sicknick. i wonder what you make of the former president of the united states praising ashli babbitt. you could see her on video trying to climb through chamber, which was the only piece of glass that was between these screaming insurrectionists who were trying to get in clearly to harm members of congress, and she went through that glass and, you know, she wasn't killed in the street. she was killed trying to break into those offices and then praising her, what do you make of it? >> joy, thank you for having me on your show. first, i want to say trump is disgusting. the comments that he made were incredibly insensitive. i do feel terribly for ashli babbitt's family. i know their pain is just as significant as my pain was, but
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what he said about lieutenant bird, the officer who had to make that terrible decision and making that shot was terrible. he put everybody there that day in a terrible position. i feel he's responsible for ms. babbitt's life being taken, as well as putting lieutenant bird in that terrible position. you know, justice for me will not be clear and, you know, a day where i can celebrate until he's in prison, as well as all of his cohorts who helped january 6th unravel that day. so i'm disgusted by his comments and louis gomer doing what he did for that person who was released from prison. it's a slap in the face for all the law-abiding citizens who would not behave in that manner, an assault on law enforcement and our democracy, the way those
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people did that day. >> i mean, you know, danny cevallos, good to see you. if i sent a bunch of people into a bank and said go in there and rob that bank, and in the course of committing this armed robbery, one of them was injured or killed. it was my plan and it was for me. the money was going to be mine. i highly doubt that i would be left out of the justice system's response to that. but donald trump is out there celebrating and heralding the suckers he got to go in there and attempt to overthrow an election for him. and he is walking around on a golf course with no golf clubs meeting with his friends doing whatever god knows what. jumping into a private plane with random boxes of we don't know what. he got to hold on to top-secret classified materials in his personal house for 18 months while the u.s. government
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politely begged him to give it back. it definitely feels like the people who were at the mark end of the january conspiracy, the january 6th conspiracy, the people who were dumb enough to commit the brutal crimes against police officers and in some cases get themselves injured or killed, they're paying the price by themselves. how is that possible? >> if i were donald trump's attorney and if he were inclined to listen to his attorneys, big if, i would say listen. there are members of congress and members in the doj separately investigating you trying to connect you to create a link between you, a speech you gave, and the insurrectionists. and on so far your best defense has been, look, i just gave a speech. whatever those rabble did was on their own, it was their own choice, it's not like your bank robbery analogy, that's what the defense would be.
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instead, i gave a speech and they choose to do something violent and i had nothing to do with that and you can't prove that i incited it. yet he's walking around giving prosecutors and members of congress evidence that maybe there was a link, that maybe he did support this kind of violence by calling in to a rally, a sparsely attended rally and supporting ashli babbitt, which is supporting the insurrectionists and all the other people who are presumably jailed or being prosecuted. that is not a good look. if you're thinking like a risk averse criminal defense attorney saying, hey, i had nothing to do with the insurrection, but i sure do support those insurrectionists, it's not a good look and it might be evidence after the fact that gives prosecutors at the doj and members of congress investigating him that link that they need to connect up donald trump to the activities on january 6th. >> he said on a podcast that
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he's paying for some of their legal defense, but i highly doubt because he doesn't pay bills. but he's essentially trying to tie himself to them political because he thinks that would be helpful to him politically. but your right, it does feel like he's making himself a target, right? >> yes, and the only reason he's doing that could possibly be because he doesn't fear doj tore congressional investigation. of course doj should be the greater fear if at all. but he likely believes that we are now over a year and a half out. yes, they may be sending out subpoenas for this, that, or the other, but if they haven't indicted yet for his activities on january 6th, he probably believes they're just making cartoon noises at this point. otherwise there's no way he would feel this comfortable going around and generating evidence that he supported the insurrectionists. it's making his criminal defense
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attorneys gasp and have a heart attack. >> some of these insurrectionists have received sentences up to 20 years. people are finally beginning to pay. some of the earlier sentences were lighter. but what do you make of the sentences that you've seen so far? do you feel like justice is being done? >> well, you know, in one way i feel -- for obviously for more of the sadistic offenders, i think their sentences are well deserved. for some of the other offenders, you know, it's difficult because i feel clearly this is a delicate issue because obviously i know the officers that were there fighting that battle that day, probably feel very differently than i do. but i feel that, you know, all of those people there were, you know, brainwashed in a lot of ways. i heard earlier in the segment you were talking about the qanon stuff and that trump is pushing
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that, and some of his allies are pushing that too. i think trump and his allies are preying upon these people's vulnerabilities. we know that a large percentage -- at least in my field -- of the population has what we call aces. i shared that with you, joy, a long time ago, which is adverse childhood experiences, which involves physical abuse and emotional abuse, childhood sexual abuse. that's what qanon really focuses on. a lot of this stuff about, oh, these politicians are physically abusing and sexually abusing these children, which of course, you know, i asked where did this start? it's all trolls. it's all made up. and these people really believe this and they feel that they're fighting the good fight and really saving america. so i think there's one segment of people that really believe they're really doing the right thing. and of course there's another segment of people that were just
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sadistic, nasty people to begin with, jumped on the bandwagon and thought i'm going to take advantage of this and be vitamin and nasty. >> you're a good person for having mixed feelings. the worst place to wake up to reality, in prison. maybe don't do insurrection. not a goodidea. danny cevallos, sandra garza, thank you very much. appreciate you both. still ahead, how florida republicans are normalizing right-wing extremists like the proud boys and mike flynn, yay, next.
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. trigger warning. imagine it. america under president ron desantis, which i know, shudder. this is a man who clearly wants to land in the white house, and we can already envision what that would feel like given how he's governed a laboratory for the ultra maga right, and where freedoms go to die. it's also a state that saw a sharp increase in anti-semitic interests. people like the proud boys, one has been charged with decision conspiracy for what federal prosecutors say was a coordinated attack tonight capitol. michael flynn has worked with the proud boys to influence
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local politics there, earning a victory when their favorite candidates won control of the county school board in august. you know who else endorsed those candidates? ron desantis. joining me former governor and congressman, charlie crist, democratic nominee for florida governor and the man who i still call governor kris since i was a floridian. governor kris, let's go through this. >> sure. >> what i recall about your exit from the republican party was that it kind of began in 2008 when you as governor said, no, don't shut the lines down, allow people to vote. this is when president obama, then-senator obama was running when long lines were forming. you sided with teachers when the legislators tried to go after their tenure. did you foresee we would get to a point where the republican party in your state would be
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looking the other way, for instance, at nazis marching openly with ron desantis signs? did you see it sliding as far as it has slid in your state and nationally in the party? >> no, joy. i mean, i don't think anybody saw it getting that metastasized or that extreme, but that's exactly what we're witnessing in florida right now. what's really disturbing about it is that, you know, these neo-nazis that have been demonstrating in florida with not only nazi flags, but ron desantis flags, and he won't denounce it. and that's shocking to me, frankly, as a floridian it embarrasses me our governor won't stand up to that. i mean, is it really that difficult to call out nazis and say that they shouldn't be doing this and shouldn't be, you know, waving my signs, meaning desantis flags with them? it's unconscionable. that's where we are right now. that's what i'm running against
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to be governor of florida again. the other extreme he's exhibited relates to women and their right to choose. he signed a law that will have no exceptions for rape or incest, which i believe, joy, is barbaric. it's like medieval. i'm pro-choice. i'm running to give women a right to choose in this election. if women want a right to choose, i hope they go to charlie charlie having a right to choose he is against and i'm for. floridians deserve better. >> the thing is, why is it, then, that the national media has sort of crowned ron desantis as the next big thing and good thing in the republican party? national republicans are looking to him been a presidential candidate despite the fact that in addition to what you said to what he's done to a woman's right to choose t "don't say gay" bill, the stop woke act
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that says you can't even talk about racial discrimination if it happens in the workplace, screaming at people's children because their parents sent them to school with a mask on t war on disney for god's sakes. how is it that that's being portrayed nationally as some sort of moderate agenda? >> well, i think what's happening -- and the reality is and the truth is that ron desantis is running for president, and he's trying to cater to the very hard right part of the republican party. i don't want to paint too broad a brush here because there are good republicans in florida and america, but he's catering to the primary voters in iowa, in new hampshire, and going down every single one of these read meat issues in order to please and appease them. that's what we're seeing in florida and he's forgetting my fellow floridians, forgetting women in florida and their right to choose, forgetting african american voters and their right to vote by not having drop boxes
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in minority communities, making it harder for people to vote. i mean, it's harder to utilize a mail-in ballot now in florida. that's more difficult for my 90-year-old father, my 87-year-old mother. it's anti-senior, anti-women, anti-education, the list goes on. it's astonishing. he's anti-democracy. that's why i'm running for governor because our state deserves better. floridians are good people. they deserve a governor with a heart who doesn't berate children, who doesn't give lgbtq people a hard time, and who understand that women should be respected and should have their right to choose and have it respected. i've already said on the first day of the administration, i will sign an order protecting a woman's right to choose in all 67 counties in florida. that's what they deserve and that's what they should have. >> i wish we had more time because i had a bunch of questions about michael flynn, who is going to be a poll watcher, apparently, according
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to "the daily beast." we'll have you back to talk about that. governor christ, thank you very much. appreciate you. coming up next, in the increasingly right-wing republican party, there is nobody right wingier than pennsylvania's doug mastriano. his campaign for governor should give every democracy-loving american some serious chills. more on that next. eg. um...hello? it's me, your heart! really? yes! recording an ekg in 30 seconds. tada! wow that was fast! good news, pal. i'm not detecting any of the six most common arrhythmias. what next? let's get some fresh air. been cooped up for too long. yeah... ♪♪ get kardia mobile card at or amazon.
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so this year it really does feel like every single race will make or break this country. from the state house to the u.s. senate, who we elect will determine how much freedom we have and if democracy will even still exist. there is no clearer example of that than in pennsylvania where voters will choose a new senator and a new governor. the state legislature, which is republican controlled, has been eager to roll back access to women's health care. they've also been champing at the bit to make voting harder. the only thing standing in the way for now has been the veto pen of democratic governor tom wolf. now, pennsylvania gets to choose between democratic state attorney general josh shapiro and republican state senator and religious extremist doug mastriano. the winner will have incredible power, because pennsylvania's governor gets to choose the state's top election official overseeing the 2024 presidential election. this morning the editorial board of the philadelphia inquirer
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took a stand against mastriano, writing his efforts to thwart the results of the 2020 presidential election spread donald trump's election lies, and suppressed votes in future elections is a ten-alarm fire for anyone who believes in a functioning democracy. pennsylvania does not need election-denying conspiracy theorists deciding the outcome of elections with a stroke of a pen. and today a new national political action committee focused on beating anti-lgbtq politicians released its first ad slamming mastriano. >> a woman's right to choose? >> my body, my choice is ridiculous nonsense. >> mastriano southern baptists total abortion ban. how about gay marriage? >> absolutely not. >> anti-discrimination laws? >> that's madness. >> oh, and guess who tried to overthrow our democracy on january 6th. he even paid to help the rioters get there. don't take him to your halloween party. trust us on this one. governor mastriano? that's just crazy.
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>> joining me now is pennsylvania state representative and former u.s. senate candidate malcolm kenyatta who chairs the board for that ad that i just showed you. so good to see you in person. >> that's right. >> we love this. so this ad is pretty strong, but the sad thing about it is it's not an exaggeration. >> it's not. we say making this was tough because you have to decide what you want to talk about with somebody who's so replete with awful examples of the type of xenophobia and nativism and religious extremism that is exemplified throughout his life and certainly in this campaign. but the issues we focused on are issues which we believe are going to make the difference in terms of who follows governor wolf, who's been such a champion, as you mentioned. and so we're talking about the fact that doug has the most
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extreme position possibly of any candidate running to have a complete, total ban on abortion, no exceptions, no time. him wanting to turn the clock backwards as it relates rights for lgbtq folks and for families using in particular lgbtq kids as a political football, he's centered that in his campaign. but also, the pivotal role that he played in trying to overthrow our democracy, not far from where we're sitting right now. doug busts people down to the insurrection that we saw. and so he has much -- he's as much a part of that as donald trump, frankly. >> the fact that the guy is from pennsylvania dressing up in a confederate uniform for cosplay, it tells you who he is. what has gone on with the republican party? you served in the state legislature in pennsylvania, you
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served clearly with a lot of republicans because they are the majority. is this the standard issue of what a republican is in pennsylvania at this point? >> you know, unfortunately, it's what i call the 70-30 rule. there are 30% of these folks who truly believe this. i think doug mastriano is in that that's why agenda pack is so important, because folks need to pay a political price for engaging in this type of attempts to roll the clock backwards. i have not been shocked, i've been saying this, we lean seeing papal flood to agenda pack dot org saying how do we get involved, how do we get engaged? there's a great article recently the says democrats are winning the culture war. but at the end of the day we, don't get to debate my right to exist, and i will tell you,
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doug has picked the wrong community to try to mess with, because we are gonna be targeting with this ad and with the other guerrilla marketing things that we are gonna be doing in coming weeks, we will be targeting those independent voters in the philadelphia suburbs in particular who decide elections in philadelphia. voters who have a history of voting for democrats and for republicans but who i think are repelled by this type of xenophobic, racist, anti-freedom message. >> there's a question for you. i think we have here the makeup of how the state house and senate. is pennsylvania so gerrymandered that it cannot be undone? it's not that big of a yawning gap. think we have it here in the house in the senate. >> you need 12. seats >> there it is right there. is the state so gerrymandered that it can't change because of the stage in every state, who whoever your state legislature is depending on where you have
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any rights, where they're lgbtq, or whether you want to be a woman and not an incubator. >> i think we really have an opportunity to do it frankly freedom to choose not just about your body, but freedom to choose who you love and be respected as to who you are in pennsylvania. pennsylvania is a better place when it is fara and i think that so many place people are looking at the contrast between josh shapiro, and attorney general who has stepped stop stood up to election, of who's taken on housing discrimination, who's trying to get guns off the street, and someone like doug mastriano spent his entire career trying to throw out black and brown folks votes, trying to silence women, trying to take votes away from lgbtq votes. we wake up at agenda pack laser focused every day and beating bigots. >> good to see you. up next, how a former
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midst of the largest fraud investigation in its history. after investigators found that $70 million that was supposed to go to child welfare was spent on pet projects for the wealthy, including retired and quarterback brett favre who got $1 million for speaking he never made and $5 million for a volleyball court at the university of southern mississippi where his daughter is on a team. just this week we learned that this kind of goes all the way to the top, to republican former governor phil bryant who had previously denied having close involvement with the project. techs showing bryant directly
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texting the nonprofit founder and asking her to help father. he later tax the founder reassured fabre that the media would not find it where the money came from in that bryant was on board. the attorney told nbc news that brett favre never news that the grants came from federal welfare money. he also returned the money apparently. bryant did not respond to comment. and he was not accused or charged with any crime. the current governor tate reeves was not involved in and it is fraudulent spending, he was involved in the decision to fire the lawyer who would was hired to claw back some of the lawyer after that hired issued a subpoena seeking more information about the roles of father and brian. reeves accused him of having a political agenda. it is particularly egregious since mississippi, the poorest state in the nation, where 90%
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of welfare applications are already denied. it's a state that is truly disinvested in its population particularly its majority black capital jackson. where a boil water advisories still in effect to the city's failing infrastructure. just take him in and think about this. if you live in jackson, you have to take the time to boil water before use it and it has been a problem for years and years. >> you got a choice between water, gas, food. what? it brings tears to my eyes to know that somebody may have gotten sick from drinking that water. >> this is explicitly tied to
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racism. tax money dried up in the 1970s due to desegregation as this local historian points out. >> there has always been in history of this state resistance to progress for the poorest and the neediest of people, predominantly african americans. >> it's important that what is needed today and happening today is very much a direct result of ongoing work, it's still happening today. >> now there have been a few positive developments in the last week, with the epa launching an inquiry and allocating $17 million to fix the water tower. this is the capital city of mississippi. all in with chris a starts. no sippi. tonight on all in. >> oh you see what brett favre did for his all matter. no money came from his pocket. he stole money from people really need that.


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