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good evening and welcome to politics nation. tonight's lead, recovery mode. right now, much of the southeast is either reeling or recovering from hurricane ian. president biden, issuing a federal disaster declaration today for north carolina, as even northeastern states prepare to deal with eons path
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as a downgraded tropical cyclone. the historically destructive storm made landfall for the second time yesterday. this time in south carolina. more than 180,000 residents lost power almost immediately. that number, reported to have grown to nearly half 1 million as the storm has carved its way through the carolinas. of course, nowhere has been more devastated than florida, where ian's wrath after touching down was deadly, as 77 people confirmed dead. homes literally washed away. entire communities, recovering from being nearly submerged. the president, planning to visit the state to thank its first responders. said yesterday that eons destruction in florida is almost unmatched for our nation. >> the situation in florida is
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far more devastating. we will just be beginning to see the scale of that destruction. it's likely to rank among the worst in the nation's, and the worst in the nation's history. you have all seen the scene on television. homes and property wiped out. it's going to take months, years to rebuild. >> we will bring you the very latest on hurricane ian throughout the hour, including, of course, the federal response. before we go any further, i just wanted to add that my heart is with those who are in need of help and need most right now. i, myself, watch the devastation for my travels this week back in washington, which included sometime at the congressional black caucus annual conference, as international network participating in speaking and taking the pulse of black political america.
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barely five weeks before the midterm elections. that pulse was quick and this weekend by the formal swearing in of justice ketanji brown jackson to the supreme court. which enters its next session in just two days. what's at stake in this session? that's coming up later in the show. but first, let's start with correspondent, liz mclaughlin, who is near fort myers, florida. in a town called matlacha z. i hope i'm saying it right. what's the latest on -- what's the latest on the recovery and the road ahead for the people of florida that you can tell us? >> so, this is historic matlacha. it's sort of a tricky word, based on how it spelled. but you can see here, i mean, this is just crumbles of concrete. the main artery to the heart of pine island and the only way to get there. so, it looks more like an
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earthquake, perhaps, then our hurricane. and now this island behind me, just completely shut off from civilization. they are having to go by boat to deliver supplies to rescue people who are now trapped in their water logged homes after surviving this monstrous storm that has left, you know, nearly nothing behind here. it looks like a blender, you know, chewed up this whole community and spit it back out again. power lines just tangled in with little bits of everyone's lives. a peloton, a toilet, a refrigerator. and then some homes, just completely wiped off the map. they've been here for decades and now it looks like they never were. the death toll continues to rise now. 77, but so does the number of people saved. more than 1000 now, as coast guard crews, we see about going by right now, going to and from pine island, to try to get the
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people who are still trapped there. we spoke with someone, a couple and their dog, benson, who just got off the boat, about how they are feeling. let's listen. >> it's apocalyptic and in the st. james area. our friend of a couple days spend the night. the roof blew off. we said goodbye to our neighbors, john and barry. mary. >> they don't know what to do. >> they have nowhere to go, they are afraid to leave. i mean, you know, -- >> it's hard to come to that reality of where things are. >> this couple, saying that this community is so close knit, it was hard for them to leave. they had neighbors who were over 80 years old who hid under a table when the roof blew off. and so, some are scared and just grappling with what to do. the road to rebuild will be a long one and in some cases, may be impossible. but they are starting to work
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that direction. florida governor here, saying that he needs support from the biden administration, asking for that. though ten years ago, as a congressman, opposed aid for victims of hurricane sandy. rev? -- >> thank you, liz, for this great reporting out of the west coast of florida. joining me now is marcus coleman, the director of the department of homeland security center for faith-based and community partnerships. director coleman, thank you for being with us tonight. let me start with saying, president biden has issued a federal disaster declaration, declarations, i would say, in plural, in florida and off of both carolinas. for devastation of the kind we've seen in florida. where do federal recovery efforts stand now and in the carolinas? i would imagine you are still trying to assess the damage done in the last day.
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>> reverend sharpton, thank you for having me on this program and you are right, there's a substantial amount of damage and multiple states. i just want to start by giving my sincere prayers and condolences to those who have lost loved ones, lost homes, and lost families. president biden has enacted fema and the entire federal family to be in full support of the people of florida, and we continue to coordinate and support closely those that are impacted by hurricane ian, from south carolina, north carolina, and, of course, georgia as well. we are working across a broad coalition not just a federal partners, but many of our non government organizations as well. because this is traumatic for a lot of people. and it's something that we know we are going to be dealing with and working through for a long time. >> now, of course in addition to restoring power and clearing damage, you still have people missing or trying to get to safety. what other are the biggest challenges facing thousands of federal responders seema has
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actively engaged in rescue efforts across the southeast right now, director common? >> well, thankfully we've been able to be coordinated closely with all of our state counterparts by having people and commodities prepositioned in conjunction with the state. i would say some of the largest challenges that we are facing and that we know the survivors are facing. one is mental health and emotional spiritual care. i was able to be on the line with doctor -- from the mental health alliance and we were talking about just the sheer shock and trauma that people are experiencing right now. so, we want to make sure that people can get access to the mental health that they need, but also that people know the ways that they can jump-start their recovery. the way that you can do that from fema is if you call one 800 621 3362. once again, that's one 800 621 3362. for those that survived survivors in florida, that begins your process to start the long road to recovery.
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>> director common, i have to ask this. obviously, some communities are better situated than others to deal with the devastation caused by ian. i wonder what care is being taken by fema to ensure they're vulnerable communities, communities of color, get the resources they need in these earlier stages of recovery. because that has not always been the case when we've faced disasters in the past. >> i appreciate your question, reverend sharpton. one of the things that we have done is we've brought more organizations in. so, we are in contact with the coalition all partners, including the national urban league, naacp, and the institute for diversity and inclusion and emergency management, to ensure those folks that are -- domestic workers, and the people that keep economies running, are getting the help that we need. that is, we are delivering our recovery programs and we are keeping people first. not just in how we disseminate information, but how we walk with people through the many
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bureaucratic processes that often come up in times of disasters. >> now, speaking from your role as director of homeland security center for faith-based and community partnership, and i know of some who've worked their one -- reverend nelson rivers and others. how is the federal response coordinating with churches, shelters, food kitchens, to deliver aid on the ground right now? what can our viewers do to help with those efforts? >> so, there are a few options. one, and i will say, the african -- church, i joined several of their bishops and pathways for a coronation call that they were having. there is an organization, the national volunteering organizations active disasters across multiple states. they are holding daily coordinating calls. but ultimately, we want people to support those organizations that they know and trust on the ground locally. from the members of the national -- to the national baptist convention, to national action
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network, we know that there are many affiliate chapters in communities that are providing immediate support right now. to the extent that people can, in terms of donating anything, cash-related or any other resources. i would say, go to your local trusted organizations that you know in florida, and if you don't know and national organization in florida, get with some of those national organizations that you know and trust and that have presence in florida. >> on that last point about charity, director, we've already seen warnings from state officials in florida and the carolinas, warning against charity scams related to hurricane ian. how can well meaning people make sure their donations are getting two organizations that are actually doing the work? >> so, we want to make sure that people are going, again, to organizations that they know and trust already. obviously, at fema, we do have a female volunteer and donate page. we also have an organization, w
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w w dot -- dot org. that takes you to more than 70 national trusted members from the national baptist convention, to salvation army, catholic charities, and others. but as i said, again, if you are a member of the links, if you are a member of the national panelette council organization, it's likely that the organization has a trusted and disaster relief under 12. we want to make sure that people lean into the organizations that they know and trust, that are going to be there for the people of florida, while we also, on the federal level, continue to support the people in florida and all impacted states as well. >> director marcus coleman, thank you for being with us. coming up -- >> thank you. >> florida governor, ron desantis, seems to have a change of heart when it comes to the biden administration. i will talk about his face with one of his former congressional colleagues next. former congressiona colleagues next. colleagues next. preme meats. smoky capicola, genoa salami and pepperoni! it's the dream team of meats.
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let's discuss today's biggest topics with my political panel. joining me now is tom perez, former dnc chair, and former labor secretary under president obama. and david jolly, former republican congressman of florida, and now a member of the forward party. david, i want to first start off in your home state of florida. by asking you about the recovery efforts after hurricane ian. you and your family were fortunately able to evacuate the devastation left behind by this storm. but it is a stark reminder of hurricane sandy, nearly a decade ago, in the new york region. now, then a decade later in the new york region, then congressman, ron desantis, was [inaudible] saying [inaudible] now that he is the governor of florida, he's making the appeal to the biden administration for
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federal assistance to help rebuild. now, you served with governor desantis in congress. what do you make of desantis about face on disaster funding, now that he is florida's governor? >> yeah, it's an example of where you stand is based on where you sit, i suppose. you are right, look, florida was well prepared for this storm. there is an infrastructure of storm preparation, but we are still in the stages of rescue of human life and preservation of human life. the state is responding very well. but the resulting economic loss is disastrous. it would wreck the florida economy if the state had to absorb it. it already has the food insurance, home orders and trans market, tinkering on the brink of collapse as well. so, you find in rhonda santa's, a governor who now has to do something that is antithetical to his core ideological convictions. he has to explain that to his republican followers, who have
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championed this no government approach. now, ron desantis must be a big government republican. here's the critical thing, rev. there's nobody that ron desantis needs more tonight than joe biden. because the way the funding of recovery happens is the biden administration, not run desantis, will have to make an emergency appeal to congress to pass an emergency spending bill, likely by mid december, and ron desantis needs joe biden's advocacy for that. it's an interesting chapter for the governor from florida. >> you know, it's funny. if he's waiting, you said, if i heard you right, there's no one ron desantis needs more than joe biden. did i get that right? yeah, i thought i heard you. >> joe biden, listen, he also needs nancy pelosi and chuck schumer. a hard spot for ron desantis right now. >> all right, keep it going because he does. i mean, if this wasn't so grave, i would prolong it. but i just want people to understand that reality has a way of making people come off
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their rhetoric and deal with really governing where peoples lives are at stake. tom, let's turn to the january 6th committee investigation. jennie thomas, conservative activism, white for, supreme court justice, clarence thomas. voluntarily spoke with the panel earlier this week and in an opening statement obtained by nbc news, thomas told the panel, she still believes the 2020 election was stolen. though she denies discussing any evidence she made to challenge the result with either white house chief of staff, mark meadows, or her own husband. now, do you think these ongoing revelations about what happened on january 6th are going to resonate with voters as they head to the polls in the midterms? you were great dnc chair, you had your hand all the pulse in florida better than most. >> well, i think it's a stark reminder that our democracy still hangs in the balance. i mean, her statements are
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remarkable, but they are not remarkable, in the sense that so many people have said this, rev. we have to understand that there are so many things on the ballot right now. health care, disaster relief, and, frankly, democracy as we know it. these races, you and i spent a lot of time together when i was dnc chair, and when i was in forcing the civil rights act. and labor laws. and we know that it's really important who the governors are. it's really important who controls the senate. it's really important who controls the house. it's really important who secretaries of state are. and this november election, so many consequences are going to follow from it for the 2024 presidential. because so many people who are about to get elected are going to play a really important role. when you have ginni thomas saying that, and i find it just truly remarkable that she never
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discuss this with the chief of staff in her home own husband, for that matter. the stakes could not be higher, and i hope everybody gets to the polls. people can't be motivated now to get out there and vote, i don't know when they will be motivated. >> david, former president, donald trump, is set to hold a rally tonight in michigan. yesterday, he unleashed a tirade at mitch mcconnell on his truth social platform. in which he said, the senate minority leader had a, quote, death wish. and call his asian wife, coco chao. in another post, he referred to new york times journalist, maggie haberman, as a maggot. many americans have been able to tune out trump since he's been banned from platforms such as twitter and facebook. but are you concerned the former president's rhetoric is getting more dangerous now that
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he's only talking to people who agree with him? >> yeah, look, the statement were words of somebody who appears to be in trouble, personally, emotionally, psychologically, i have no idea how to explain it other than, it's racist, xenophobic, hateful, and dangerous. we have to call it what it is. he still commands at least a half of the republican party, and nobody has demonstrated the ability to topple him. until somebody does, it's important that we call out what it was. racist, xenophobic, hateful, and dangerous. those were the words of the former president. >> tom, you are the former chair, as i said, of the dnc. i want to get you to weigh in on the split developing inside the democratic party about how to approach the midterms. according to the hill, quote, democrats disagree on the best midterm message. pro biden or anti trump. one side wants to push against the maga ideology, another side
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wants to focus on democrats policies to keep them in power. and the third group wants to do both. which strategy do you think is the more effective and is it possible to balance between the two? >> i think you can draw a balance and i would start with making sure we remind voters of all the points that we are putting on the board. look at what president biden has done for seniors. capping drug costs to $2,000. medicare part p premiums are going to go down next year for the first time in a decade. look at all the infrastructure investments and, by the way, governor desantis opposes infrastructure investments, but wants to show about all the ribbon cuttings for those infrastructure projects. he and so many other republicans are doing the same thing. and so, i think it's really important for us to make sure we are outlining that we have people's backs. we are working on the issues that matter most. ordinarily at this point, rev,
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this is a referendum on the president. but donald trump is inserting himself. and i think he's doing us a favor, and all these extreme candidates are doing us a favor by reminding independent voters that i voted against donald trump in 2020 for a reason. now the issue of abortion is a huge issue across america. the republicans, you know, they are the dog that caught the car. now they have to own this and people, you saw it in kansas, who sought in that new york special. women and others are motivated to get out there and vote. so, i don't think it's an either or. i think we can highlight our accomplishments and at the meantime, donald trump reminds us that he's extreme and all the candidates he's exposing that support him are extreme. >> thank you very much, david jolly and tom perez. more politics nation after the break, but first, today's top
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stories with my colleague, jessica layton. >> thanks, rob. stories it we are watching for all of you at this hour right now, the confirmed fatalities from hurricane ian are now at 77. that's according to the florida medical examiners commission. as the reverend said, they will make their way through the carolinas. president, joe biden, approved an emergency declaration for north carolina. ordering federal assistance for that state. russian forces withdrew from the key eastern ukrainian city of limon on saturday, marking it significant setback for foreign operations. by the way, this was just a day after russian president, vladimir putin, had declared that that city was now part of russia. and the danish energy agency says, the nord stream 2 pipeline appears to have stopped leaking natural gas. the rupture of the pipeline, which is one of the two running under the baltic sea from russia to germany, has led to what is now likely the biggest single release of the greenhouse gas methane ever recorded.
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the supreme court begins its new term on monday. yesterday, the court held a historic ceremony to welcome the courts first african american female justice, justice jackson will join the liberal minority. but it's the 6 to 3 majority of conservative justices who will be steering the court. last session, the high court made a series of controversial rulings. most notably, the reversal of roe v. wade. and in the next nine months, it will weigh into questions about race, lgbtq rights, and federal elections. joining me now is melissa murray, an attorney, professor of law at new york university,
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and former supreme court clerk for justice, sonia sotomayor, thank you for being with us tonight. miss murray, let me go right to it and let's start with justice jackson. what role was she playing on the court in this upcoming session? and in the years to come? >> -- anytime a new justice joins the court, the introduction of that justice really changes the dynamics. at least for the short term, justice jackson is going to have kind of a disruptive effect, as the rest of the court sort of recalibrate to accommodate her new position on that court. but as you say, she will be part of a three justice liberal minority. there is not going to be a lot of room there on the cases that really matter. she's likely to be a dissent in most of those cases, but she may have the opportunity to form some unlikely coalitions of people like justice gorsuch, for example, on criminal justice issues. i think she's going to be a lot like clarence thomas was at the beginning his career. really playing a long game and
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hoping that in time, the courts dynamics and personnel will change, and she will find herself part of a majority eventually. >> now, america's confidence in the judicial system is at historic lows. the new gallup poll finds less than half of respondents have a, quote, great deal of or fair amount of trust in the judicial system. that is a 20 percentage point drop from just two years ago. you follow these justices closely. how are they responding to this widespread dissatisfaction with their work? >> well, for a group of people who say they don't read the tea leaves and don't read the polls, the justices have been a great pains to say that they are not concerned about these claims that the legitimacy, but that only suggests that they actually are quite concerned. these claims of the legitimacy. we've seen the chief justice talk about this, justice alito, justice kagan, even justice breyer in retirement. so, this is definitely something that they are thinking about and they should be because the court has found itself in something of a sticky
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wicket after many years of reaffirming roe v. wade. most recently in 2020. this court, just last june, overturned that decision and there's nothing else to explain it, but the fact that there is a new conservative 6 to 3 super majority on the court. the law has not changed, but the court has, and people know that. and they have questions about that. >> now, many of the issues to be considered by the supreme court will have profound implications for communities of color. on tuesday we, oral arguments will begin on lillian versus merit. a case that will decide whether alabama republicans violated the law with a redistricting plan that included just one majority black district in a save over 25% black. the supreme court already blocked a lower court order that would have at least allowed for two majority black districts for the upcoming
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midterms. what's your take on this case? because it seems like the future of voting rights, what's left of it, is at stake in this case. >> i think that's exactly right, rev. so, in 2019, the court in a case called russia versus common cause, held that the federal courts can be no place to remedy the impact of partisan gerrymandering. so, it reserve that to the states. but there still remains the opportunity to remedy racial gerrymandering under section two of the voting rights act. that's what's at stake in this case that's going to be argued on tuesday. as you know, the court already entered a state that allow those maps had they've been viewed to be racially suppressive to go into effect for this midterm election. so, the damage has already been done, to some degree, in alabama. this is a map that's going to be used for this election cycle. but going forward, the question in this case is, whether or not section two of the voting rights act, a law that this court has already toppled beyond recognition in shelby county versus holder, whether it will continue to be a potent
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means of remedy and suppressing voter lies and redistricting plans. >> i'm glad you brought that down because i don't think a lot of voters understand what's left of the voting rights act could be wiped away with this particular case that's going to be heard on tuesday. some of the most important issues this court could and up considering, i will put it that way, are the ones that are impossible to predict. i'm talking about possible cases brought forward by our highly litigious former president trump. donald trump, who has numerous legal disputes he could try to push all the way to the supreme court. there is also the matter of his followers. some of whom are running for office on platforms of election denialism and are likely to dispute the outcome of their own races if they end up losing. how likely is it that this
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court could and up taking on highly politicized cases related to the basic functions of our democracy? and how might they rule on them if they take them on? >> well, i think it's more than likely. i think it's an inevitability. one of the cases the court will take up this year is a question about this independent state legislature theory. this idea that only state legislatures, as opposed to state courts or boards and of elections, or any of those local election officials, can make policy to run federal elections in each state. that's going to have a massive impact on the legislative landscape and on the electoral landscape going forward. this is a theory that was floated in bush versus gore back in 2000. only three justices seemed interested in it. but again, we have a completely different court, and it's very likely that we will find five justices to endorse this theory that has been floating out there for sometime. >> now, in late june, the supreme court gutted the environmental protection
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agency's options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. has hurricane ian hit landfall and created a path of destruction last week, climate scientists suspect disasters like hurricane ian stem from climate change. do you believe the supreme court is out of step with this issue? >> well, i think the question is not, is the supreme court out of step on climate change? this decision obviously is out of step with where the science is and climate change. i think the real question is, why is the supreme court so hostile to the prospect of regulating industries? that really is the question underlying all of this. can the government step in to regulate either through the environmental protection agency or other administrative agencies, these corporate interests that have such an impact on our lives? that really seems to be what this 6 to 3 conservative super majority is hostile to. not just climate change, but the prospect of any kind of regulation being brought to bear on these corporate interests. >> melissa murray, thank you so
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much for being with us this evening. after the break, we are headed to the battleground state of wisconsin. the states attorney general joins us to talk about efforts to protect the integrity of the vote. ahead of the midterm elections. (vo) get the new iphone 14 pro on us. right now t-mobile is including apple business essentials so you can easily manage your team's devices. on the network with more 5g coverage. only from t-mobile for business. it's the greatest sandwich roster ever assembled. next is the new great garlic. the tender rotisserie style chicken is sublime and the roasted garlic aioli adds a lovely pecan flavor. man, the second retirement really changed you. the new subway series. what's your pick? welcome back to politicsnation.
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the state of wisconsin has been the target of many of former president trump's baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election. residents of the state cite concerns about the future of our democracy as the number one issue in the midterms in a recent survey conducted by the milwaukee journal sentinel. as the states top law enforcement official, by next guest has played a key role in protecting the integrity of wisconsin's elections. and he faces a tough reelection bid himself. with me now is wisconsin attorney general, josh kaul. attorney general call, thanks for joining us. first of all, and let me say, you've had front row seat to former president trump's bid to overturn the 2020 election. including evidence efforts to
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hold a possible recount that involved over two counties where most black wisconsonites live. talk to me about the important role that a state attorney generals office plays in defending our democracy. >> absolutely and first, thanks for having me. i can talk about the role that we have played in wisconsin since i've been attorney general. now, prior to the 2020 election, there was an effort to purge tens of thousands of voters from our voter rolls. we defended against that. and one, it kept voters in roles. there was also this effort to -- where we joined other states, brought suit, and ensure that ballots would be received on time. then after the 2020 election, we all remember donald trump and his allies filed suits in states across the country. in wisconsin, there were several suits that were filed. again, we defended the results of the election and ultimately, we won every one of those cases. but one of them was 4 to 3 in our state supreme court. you know, i was there and we were advocating that we were making the point that our
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elections were free and fair, that the results reflect the rule of the voters. but you have if you have someone there who's an election denier or who just falsely claims that laws were violated, or that there was widespread fraud, that could throw our system into chaos. we had this postelection investigation by michael hageman that has not finally ended. but ag's have been critical in protecting our democracy. >> now, let's move to another important issue now. on tuesday, you released, you released on tuesday, your whole basis of dealing with these kinds of issues that have plagued a lot of what has been decided upon in this race, in the midterms. in terms of voting and in terms of things of that nature. you released her 2023 budget through 2025. they are requesting the department of justice for the
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state to increase law enforcement funding and grant program recruitment, retention, and wellness. your plan directly contradicts -- democrats are soft on crime and defund the police, giving increased resources to law enforcement. explain to me what you released and how it challenges the propaganda by republicans. >> well, i'm a former federal prosecutor and as attorney general, i've overseen the department that investigates and prosecutes some of the most serious crimes in the state of wisconsin. we have been trying to get further investment in public safety in our state. the reality is that it's all republicans in the legislature who, for decades, have prevented resources from heading to our communities that could make people safer. so, we've for foes investments, as you said, in law enforcement officer recruitment and retention and wellness. also in community policing, as well as protective services.
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mental health crisis response, and drug treatment programs that we can address some of the underlying causes of addiction. so, we are advocating for more resources to make our communities safer and that's what i've done throughout my time as attorney general. that's what i will keep doing we >> yeah, you filed the lawsuit this summer challenging the concept of abortion ban. for our viewers, who don't know, this is a 173 year old statute written before women even had the right to vote. which went back into effect after the supreme court overturned roe v. wade. in three days, wisconsin lawmakers will head back to madison for a special session, called by governor evers, to consider whether voters should repeal the ban. what's the latest on the case and what is the future of abortion rights in your state? >> four days after the supreme
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court overruled roe v. wade, we filed the suit. the governor and i join together, we announced that lawsuit. that case is making its way through the court process right now. but what happened in wisconsin was that, as you said, we have this band that goes back to the middle of the 19th century. before the civil war, decades before women won the right to vote. and it's incredibly restrictive. it has no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, and the only time a doctor can intervene to even protect the health of the mother's if it is necessary to save the life of the mother. we've begun to hear some really awful stories about the impacts that this is having. there was one woman in wisconsin who had a partial miscarriage and was left to bleed for ten days before the doctor was able to intervene. what i heard from an ob/gyn who said that she has appointments with people who have planned pregnancies. what used to be joyous occasions. now sometimes people come in and they are terrified about what's going to happen if there's a complication. so, we are working to restore access to safe and medical
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abortion. the governor has also called a special session that would r -- restoring access. and we will keep fighting to restore women's equality, women 's freedom, and to protect women's health and wisconsin. >> last question, brief answer, please. the center for politics called your race, one of the five most competitive attorney general elections in 2022. according to their analysis, your fate will be closely tied to that of your fellow wisconsin democrats. including tony evers running for reelection as governor and mandela barnes, seeking to unseat senator ron johnson. we've reached out to your republican opponent, eric tony, to invite him on the program. but, as you campaigned in your closely divided state, what is the mood of voters as the midterm elections draw closer? >> i think people are really engaged. i was just at a parade this
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morning in la crosse, which is western response in, that's one of the swing districts. it's a very competitive congressional race this year. but i think democrats are really motivated to get out and vote. people know the stakes when it comes to reproductive freedom, our democracy, public safety, and other issues. so, we are going to keep working hard. it's going to be really close. i won point by 0.65% percentage points in 2016. i'm used to close races, so is our governor. i think that if we keep getting the message out there and talking about all the results we've gotten from folks over the last four years, we are going to prevail on election day. >> attorney general, josh carla wisconsin, thank you for being with us. my final colors are next. stay with us. al colors are next stay with us stay with us the most epic sandwich roster ever created. ♪♪ it's subway's biggest refresh yet!
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[acoustic soul music throughout] as we focus this week on the [acoustic soul music throughout] damage left behind hurricane ian, i want to highlight some of the other stories that caught my attention this week. autopsy results for eli mcclain, a young black man who died during a police encounter in 2019, shows that he actually died from a lethal dose of ketamine. a sedative given to him by paramedics. the autopsy report concluded that the paramedics gave him, quote, higher dose than recommended for his weight. three officers and two paramedics are currently facing
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charges for his death. a former police officer in texas has been acquitted on murder charges following the shooting of jonathan price two years ago. civil rights attorney, lee merritt, who represents the price family, says, he will appeal the doj to the doj, to bring federal criminal charges against the officers. and the white house another conference on hunger, nutrition, and health for the first time in over five decades. president biden revealed his national plan to end hunger and increase healthy eating, and physical activity by the year of 2030. monday is my birthday, but my real attention will be on tuesday, when the supreme court hears this voting case. we must really look and see if this conservative court will take race out of gerrymandering,
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which will, in my opinion, take away what is left of voting rights. if we do not have voting rights, this country cannot practice democracy for those of us that have been locked out of equal voting rights until 1965. we will be right back. l 1965 we will be right back. we will be right back. ub. piled with turkey, ham and roast beef. this sub isn't slowing down time any time soon. i'll give it a run for its money. my money's on the sub. it's subway's biggest refresh yet. that does it for me.
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another live hour of politicsnation. american voices with guest host, julián castro, starts right now on msnbc. now on msnbc thanks, reverend sharpton. hello everyone. i'm julián castro in for alicia menendez. we are seeing the impact of one of the fiercest storms to ever make landfall in the united states. hurricane ian is a post-tropical cyclone and is currently drenching the carolinas, virginia, and west virginia, with a massive destruction, flooding and power outages in its path. the overall death toll has soared to at least 77 people. sadly, that number is expected to rise as rescue and recovery crews make their way through the damage. most deaths reported in florida, where power outages are complicating rescue efforts. a powerful category four on wednesday, in caused up to 47 billion dollars in losses, making it the most expensive