tv All In With Chris Hayes MSNBC November 16, 2022 12:00am-1:00am PST
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our decision desk to potentially call control of the house of representatives, one week after election day. as of this moment, nbc predicts a narrow republican majority, 220 seats. steve kornacki joins me from the big board with the latest. steve, what do we have? >> we are getting to that time of the day when we start to get these releases a vote from california. california is basically where all the action is when it comes to the battle for control of the house. republicans at this hour with at least 216 seats, democrats with at least 207. 2:18 is the number you need for control, so the magic number for republicans is to. they need to pick up two from this list of see-through see here. these are the uncalled races. again, the vast majority of them are in california, so what could come in the next few hours? what could come this evening? one place to keep an eye on, the 41st district of california, we're expecting riverside county to release a new batch of votes tonight, this with the republican incumbent, ken
calvert, in last night's release of votes, extended his lead over democrat rill rollins. rollins runs out of votes in this district, not another favorable release recover tonight. that math can be daunting for rollins there. that could be a number to 17 for republicans. also, the third district of california, runs along the nevada border, but the population is set in the sacramento suburbs going to the sierra nevada here. republican -- has a lead here. we do think another update in this district as possible tonight as well. again, we will see if it's a favorable one for kiley, the bat would get daunting for -- jones, the democrat here. potentially, those two, if it were enough reports that came in tonight, with particular trends we have seen, that could be to a team from republicans. i don't know if it will be tonight, but the 27th district, mike garcia, the republican, continues to lead there. there are plenty of pathways from republicans to head to 18, and i think a lot of washington's thinking about, do
they get to 220, to 221? did they get to a level where they got at least a little bit of a path there, as opposed to the idea of a one seat majority. >> steve kornacki, thank you, we will check back with you if we have updates. the narrowest house majority of all-time is one vote. it was last seen after the midterm elections of 1930 and 1931. if you don't know, steve said the final margin for this next house, but as of now, nbc news predicts a narrow republican majority of about 220 seats to 215. we're still waiting on the official call, but as we prepare for this, and as washington does as well, now is the time when every republican in washington starts bullying kevin mccarthy. mccarthy is currently the republican leader, so he has all but guaranteed to because speaker of the house on january,
when the new house congress is sworn in mostly, because anyone else capable of doing the job is, well, smart enough not to want to at this point. as republican congressman dan crenshaw of texas told off post, quote, there's no other alternative. today, the house had to plumnelley secret leadership vote in the republican caucus, and in that, mccarthy seemed to dispatches only real rival, the far-right election denier, andy biggs of arizona. in that preliminary speakership vote, just within the republican caucus, 31 republicans voted against mccarthy. that means he got 188 votes. he would need 218 votes to wield the speakers gavel, which is a vote of the full house of representatives. he now has the work harshly to get his party unified behind him. now, this naturally gives the fringes of the republican party, the far-right freedom caucus, the unofficial maga trump caucus, an extraordinary amount of power. they could make or break mccarthy speakership. they are going to maximize their leverage, and they're going to make him sweat a lot. here's the thing, whether they are doing it explicitly or implicitly, they are within that power on behalf of donald
trump, to essentially forced kevin mccarthy's hand to do whatever the ex president wants, to make him to shadow speaker. trump is apparently already demanding mccarthy's complete fielty, at least according to his advisor jason miller. >> what i would love to see, steve, i do think given mccarthy if he has a chance to be speaker, it be more declarative in supporting president trump. i thought what stephena was very smart, and the fact that the batter is, it will be a maga center caucus. >> it's probably true. even if mccarthy caves and gets behind trump for 2024, the maga caucus is still going to make his life a living nightmare, that will not end. one of the concessions that some of those far-right republicans are demanding, on condition of supporting mccarthy for speaker would, be the return of a procedural rule, sort of obscured but as the motion to vacate the chair. the thing about that is, it effectively allows any member to submit a vote of no
confidence to the speaker. way back in july 2015, and then republican congressman marc meadows filed a motion to vacate against and republican speaker john boehner, which effectively forced boehner to retire. boehner said, screw this, i'm done. i will retire with my red wine and cigarettes, see you later. the same threat also loomed over his replacement, paul ryan. unlike boehner and mccarthy, it was obvious to anyone watching that ryan did not actually want the job. so after two years, he was like, i am out to. i'm going back to wisconsin. it is unclear if the far-right freedom caucus could succeed in bringing back the motion, but either way, maga die hards will actually be calling the shots. nbc news projecting that republicans will hold 220 seats in the house, maybe 218 for majority. that means that protection, they can afford to lose just two votes. that is a very tight margin to work with. those numbers are around what house speaker nancy pelosi has been able to navigate with democrats. she had 220 votes in the last congress, but nancy pelosi is an exceptionally gifted politician, when it comes to
wrangling votes, probably the best vote wrangler of her generation and in the all-time list of u.s. speakers. i doubt even kevin mccarthy supporters believe she matches her ability in that regard, so mccarthy starts out playing the game at the highest level of difficulty, with not that much experience in a precarious position. but let's assume republicans overperformed our expectation slightly. let's say at the outside part of the window, they wind up with 225 seats, a margin of just seven votes that mccarthy could afford to lose, 225 to 210. that's already a tall order for conferences divided. but keep this data point in mind for this current congress, the one we have right now, there was never a single day with at least one vacancy. in fact, over the course of two years, 17 members of the house left their positions. six members died, five resigned to work in the private sector, including, remember this guy?
california devin nunes, who left the run trumps knock off twitter platform, which has been beset with problems and see the. then you have three members -- , they all left to work in the presidents administration, i yet you have democrat charlie crist, who left to run for and lose, again, his state gubernatorial race, democratic congressman antonio delgado, who left to become the lieutenant governor. and you have four cranberry of nebraska, who was indicted by a federal grand jury last year and forced to resign in march, after he was convicted of lying to the fbi. okay, so again, even if republicans have a great run with the ballots that are outstanding in california, and they surpassed expectations, even if it gives mccarthy that cushion and get some 225 votes, suddenly, a few people leave to take on jobs, someone gets
indicted, which you never know. maybe a member of congress ties, god forbid. that also happened several times in the last few years. suddenly, that margin is slimmer and slimmer and the narrower that margin becomes, the more powerful the maga troll caucus gets. if mccarthy is in a position where he could now only lose three votes, well then, reggie taylor green of georgia and matt gains of florida and paul gosar of arizona, they could become the three most powerful people of the house, demanding mccarthy drags's party as far as possibly through the maga fringe. at this moment, it's interesting, green is supporting mccarthy openly. she's campaigning for him. presumably, because she knows how much power she would wield under his speakership. gates however is not, a backup, good cop routine if you ask me. gates just made the rounds of the right wing circuit to lobby against mccarthy, essentially promising to make an air for him, if and when she takes control. >> what i am here to tell you is there are definitely at least five people, actually a lot more that, who would rather
be water boarded for liz cheney than vote for kevin mccarthy, speaker the house. i have one of them. cooler work earthy. whatever kevin promised marjorie taylor greene, i guarantee you this, that the first opportunity, he was up her faster than you can say jewish space laser. i wish that was not the case, but it is the conduct and pattern and practice of kevin mccarthy over years that showcase this. >> you can just tell how much he really wants to be a podcast hosts, not a member of congress, maybe hll be one of those retirees. >> tonight, donald trump, you have heard, he's expected to run for president again. he will of course have the best of interest in showing how much power he has over house republicans, do members that congressman gates. that will be the trump arm of government in exile, essentially. and a trump demands, votes,
impeachments, kevin mccarthy will be under immense pressure to support or risk his entire agenda, be bought by trump acolytes or be voted no confidence, back to california. the result is a governing majority, most likely, that is about to become ungovernable. jake sherman is the founder of i don't know a false congressman more closely and congresswoman pramila jayapal is the chair of the progression caucus. she knows a thing or two about caucus dynamics. they both join me now. congresswoman, let me start with you. i want to get your perspective because you occupied an interesting position here. you're the chair of the progressive caucus, so you have a caucus inside the democratic caucus and the speaker had a narrow house margin. there's back and forth. members want certain things. leadership on certain things, you go back and forth. how do you see that dynamic playing out on the other side of the aisle, as you look at this incoming possible majority of two, three, four votes? >> chris, it's good to see you. i always rejected the idea that
there's any comparison between the progressive caucus in freedom caucus, because the progressive caucus has always been a caucus of, yes, we have been focused on how we govern but push the limits of what is possible to the very end. how do we make sure that we land the plane, but we get as much as we can from working people and folks of color and poor people across the country that need a leg up. the freedom caucus has always been a caucus of no. they have been a caucus willing to explode everything. they don't really have a desire to govern. you saw it with donald trump. you saw it with the freedom caucus in the last couple of rounds of republican leadership, as we mentioned, with boehner and paul ryan. i am not sure that there is any dynamic that changes the in this congress. in fact, i think it makes it even worse because the republican party as a party, the values, has imploded on
itself. it is now a cold party of donald trump, who has already lost the 2020 election. he lost a whole bunch of elections across the country, and as put this republican party in a place where it has no place to stand for. >> thank you for saying that. this is such an important in this two way symetry on the left side, with pelosi and -- there are less of subsided things that members want. we want a big infrastructure investment and green energy. if you say, it's a trillion, now down to a billion, you could say that's half a loaf, if we really care about getting that money out the door, every really care because it's important for what we believe in. i am not sure what those things are for the paul gosar's, marjorie taylor greene's and matt gates. it's like in their own weird way, because of that nihilism and party of no, jake, it seems like they actually with more leverage. i don't even know what to think
they want to do is in a subsidence sense? >> i think that is right. the congresswoman would not be surprised i disagree with her a little bit with what she said. here is why. this republican majority is not only built in the conservative districts of america, it's built in blue states where republicans won a bunch of seats in new york, and in other places around the country that republicans are not really accustomed to having seats in. i do agree, and on the core of the argument, that the conservatives have more leverage perhaps than--not even than they used to in the past, but they have a lot of leverage. but it will be a push and pull with the conservatives and moderates and this conference. i think in a way that we have never seen before. remember, when paul ryan was elected speaker in 2015, i believe he had 247 people in his conference, most of whom were conservative. i don't think we'll get majorities of that size anymore, but that is besides the point. i think that everyone is a kingmaker here, and the congresswoman had to do a lot
with joe manchin and people like that and this congress. i think that is something that kevin mccarthy is going to have deal with in 2023 and 2024, the mic law learns, who had the triple seat chair in new york mike -- and also the marjorie taylor greene. at the core of your argument, whether there is a governing philosophy and its overarching in the house republican conference, i would concede that point, there's not a cohesive governing philosophy that is discernible. >> to that point, i think it's an important point that there will be, i don't know, seven, eight, nine members the biden districts, biden plus seven, biden plus eight, those new york members who are going to want to be reelected. things like impeaching joe biden out of the gate, probably not your smartest vote a month after you've got to congress.
but then there is the question of what do you deliver? big question to me, congresswoman, the debt ceiling, the fear of shutdowns, destruction, as being in the kind of political interests of their caucus as a whole, particularly with donald trump urging them up. >> yes, i would just say in response to jake, look, i think the thing is not that there is push and pull between conservatives other republican party and modern part, but the fact that the country has already rejected maga extremism, and you do have the possibility of these maga extremists being able to control everything on the agenda. the only way that kevin mccarthy will get to 218 votes is if he convinces a lot of people to go along with that. he is going to owe people things, and what i will tell you is, let me just say, not since 1934 has the president's party actually been able to keep every state legislator in the country, much less flip a
couple of legislators. we have for the first time in a long time the governor and both senators from arizona as democrats. we have in pennsylvania, recovered space from top frontline districts that used to be republican. we captured washington three in southwest washington -- we have a phenomenal cost of progress is coming in. all that to say, chris, i think that the country is grappling with what is this extreme maga republican agenda. kevin mccarthy is going to end up having to play to that agenda, it will be an important contrast for democrats, as we go into 2024. we are going to preserve social security and medicare, they want to cut it. they want to do more tax cuts for the wealthy, we don't. we want to lift up working
people. they want to take off abortion and have a national ban, we don't. we want to protect those fundamental freedoms. democrats are the party of freedom, family and faith, and that is what we will have going into 2024 to posthumous. >> congresswoman pramila jayapal, jake sherman, thank you both, appreciate it. >> thank you, chris. >> coming up, after his party flopped in historical fashion, donald trump plans to announce another run for president. why we should start feeling better but the state of american democracy next. ♪♪ i had a bad relationship with my student loan. the interest was costing me... well, us... a fortune. no matter how much we paid it was always just... there.
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past year, heading into the midterms, we seem to be heading into another crisis, not unlike what happened after the election in 2020 into the january six interaction, those weird few months there. coming out of the aftermath of january six, with the failed violent coup, the way that the republican party led by donald trump attempted to reassert itself was to run a slate of election deniers in the crucial states of arizona, michigan, nevada, pennsylvania and wisconsin, with the hope that a few would win. once they won, double control levers of power with elections, meaning that when it came time to certify the electoral votes of arizona, the pick an example in 2024, and trump had lost the state, well then, this time around of a handpick official would refused to do it, precipitating a constitutional crisis. then the midterm elections
happened, and i have to say, i was relieved that not one of them won, not one. all those people up there, center of donald trump, every single trump endorsed election denier in competitive swing states got defeated. obviously, some did get elected in those non-swing states like indiana, for example, but on a night like tonight, when trump is about to announce that he's running in 2024, that he's mounting another attempt to take the american government under his own ownership, it is comforting to know that come 2024, if he loses in those swing states, we are as of today, as opposed to two weeks ago, far, far less likely to have a basically a full on constitutional crisis, because those election deniers candidates, candidates who all but pledged to never certify a trump election loss will never be in a position to install donald trump against the will of the voters, because they lost. we basically escaped that
worst-case scenario because voters rallied to beat them off. it is astonishing, improbable, shaw's victory for liberty and for freedom and democracy. rick alsen is one of the foremost experts and election law at the ucla school of law. he recently published an article four state where he writes, i've been way more worried about american democracy than i am right now. that's in the aftermath of the midterms. rick hasen, tell me why you feel less worried, less acutely panicked about the state of democracy in the wake of these results than he did in the runoff to the elections. >> sure, the piece is actually a sequel to something cairo and september 2020, in which i wrote, i've never been more worried about democracy than right now. that was when i thought trump would mess with the results, and in fact, he did. then things got worse and worse. the claims that the election was stolen, he did all these things to get these election deniers in place.
we learned from 2020 that it takes people of good faith to make sure that our election results extra chances to when he's taking office. i was extremely concerned that having people in place would create the conditions where we would be far easier in 2024 to trump and get the results than not. now, not only did these election deniers and secretaries of states lose, some of the governors to get to sign certificates of electorates were election deniers, kari lake, doug mastriano, they lost. pennsylvania legislator might flip the house. the michigan legislator flipped, so that route is gone. all in all, if we were two minister midnight on doomsday clock, we're not ten minutes the midnight. we can't let our guard down completely, but we're in much better shipped and we expected where we would be in a week after the 2022 midterms. >> one of the scenarios i
thought a lot about was arizona, particularly, because in arizona, there are two things going on, one, you had a four big lie slate. you had the person running for secretary of state, mark finchem, the attorney general candidate, gubernatorial candidate. in arizona, i believe for statewide officials need to sign off on elections. it seems like one of these, someone will get there. it just seemed obvious what the crisis would be. sit officials say, no, we reject this, that donald trump lost. well then, it's like, who gets litigated. as of now, three of those four statewide races run by a big candidate, one being the senate, the voters rejected them in a tightly contested seat. it looked like a costume. >> one of the things, the main lesson to take away here, is
that it's possible to get same republican voters to vote against election deniers. you look at the margins, those who are election deniers did or stunned other republican candidates. donald trump was pushing, for example, in pennsylvania, pushing mccormack to run against us. mccormack did not do it, he lost a primary. oz goes on to the general. it really backfired, and i think it will give republicans pause about who they are going to dominate in 2024, if they're going to continue to have donald trump pressured these big lie candidates to try to run again for office. >> this is an important point, because it's not just the victories in tangibly, it's the -- rupert murdoch's wall street journal editorial page sent a clear message about where they are -- they say about kari lake, her loss to try to stop the steal, she said telegenic fraud there or stray of mar-a-lago casting, running and historically red state, in a year with an unpopular democratic president.
if mistaken when a stop to steal in 2022, it's hard to see how anyone else can pull it off. maybe outlast, the 2020 election is over. the big question here is trump. he's the one who has been driving this all time, and as we know, he's not going to. >> he's not going away, and he's going to run on a -- the question is whether republican voters will go along with it. he has to run an inside truck, still popular amongst the republican base. it's a situation we're in the government versus, you could end up nominating someone who is very popular with the base, but you can't make the self from the general election. that's why i think some democrats despite the risks are hoping donald trump is the nominee because they think it will be easier to run against. ayden that's a terrible thing, way too big of a risk for the country, but certainly, the weaknesses of the position and
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stop, came in a washington state third congressional district, southwest part of the state. against all odds, marie gluesenkamp perez defeated republican joe can. this was a seat that supposed to stay in republican hands after being held by a republican for more than a decade. it was held by six term congresswoman, jaime herrera butler. you may remember, she gained national attention last year as one of just ten house republicans who voted to impeach donald trump for inciting the insurrection on january six. congresswoman herrera butler
also revealed details of the phone call on the six between house republican leader kevin mccarthy and donald trump. that was the infamous chilling call when trump told mccarthy that members of the mob were ransacking the capital, and endemic pence and members of congress, quote, more upset about the election than you are. of course, donald trump is furious with jamie herrera beutler after the. what did he do? he backed her primary challenger, joe canned, the 42-year-old former greenbrae. to be clear here, joe kent is extreme, even for a maga republican. he has ties to white nationalists, including this man, who called adolf hitler, a quote, complicated historical figure, which meant people misunderstand. campaign paid a member of the proud boys consulting fees.
the former chairman of the washington state republican party called can't, and i quote, the free case of the maga freaks. but the woman who defeated can, marie gluesenkamp press, was just about as normal as it gets for a lack of a better descriptor. working class business owner, who has never held office before. >> i am not your typical candidate for congress. my name is marie gluesenkamp perez. my husband been and i own a auto repair shop. i am running for boys and girls who have a little christened or the fingernails, for those struggling running small businesses, taking care of young kids and thinker of aging parents. >> --
that is a very good one. and a lot of ways, that race in washington, that is the story at a bitter election. we saw trump back extremists after extreme's failed as voters chose normal relatable candidates like gluesenkamp for us. on a deeper level, these elections showed how the extreme wave of the maga movement, the republican party, became trapped in their own ideological chain. joe clint is a perfect example. look at the street, it's amazing. this tweet is joke and condemning probably the most popular pastime in america as some sort of, i don't know, we'll see liberal destruction. quote, i don't know how people watch pro sports, major corporations writing woke propaganda while convincing men that the mask thing to do is watch other men compete in a silly game. i mean, look, there's lots of a
genomic criticism of professional sports and the sports leagues, some of which i have, but they are wildly popular in this country. this is one of the most out of touch things a candidate can say, practically a district outlines right. again, it demonstrates exactly what happened to donald trump's republican party. the maga wind has become so obsessively wrapped up in their own twisted ego chamber, their own neurotic exceptions about wokeness, trans youth, they've completely lost trust with what normal people think and want. this year, they nominated a whole bunch of people who just have no connection with the median voter. look at kari lake, who is probably the strongest candidate among all of them, who still lost their bid for governor of arizona. in addition to being an election denier, anti-vaxxer, she called for imprisoning her opponents and journalists. look at blake masters, in that state as well, the fifth arizona candidate for senate. he repeats far-right conspiracies in election lies. his campaign ads vary from strange direct should be. the two and a half minute video that reads more like a promotion for gun silencers.
>> made in germany, 007 gun, why would you not want this. with floated up and see how it shoots. >> silencer sometimes get a bad rap. they want to pretend that it makes it easy to commit crime or something like that, but actually, shooting with a silencer makes it a whole lot more pleasant to shoot, because you don't have to worry about giant air production. >> yes, the sounds of get a bad rap. someone at a party showed you that video, hey, you want to see something cool? you would get the heck out there. who is the median arizona voter that watches that like, that's what i want for my senator. not a lot of them, it turns out. all over the country, you saw this out of touch extremism projected over and over. and new hampshire, republican senate nominee, don bolduc, who repeatedly falsely claimed that children are identifying as cats and using litter boxes in schools, a widely circulated myth. he also called an aspect of fertility disgusting. he indicated he was open to bend the procedure. i wonder how that went with voters. in ohio, there was jeremy juicy, the maga wrapping qanon believing candidate for congress, who lied about his military service and north carolina candidate bill hines, who takes a community panel she decided victims of rape and incest would be allowed to get
an abortion. it is not an accident that all these people are the kinds of candidates that flourish in maga republican primaries, the litmus test in donald trump's party is, do you believe the 2020 election was stolen by some fantastic conspiracy involving and tallinn satellites and the ghost of hugo chavez? if you believe something that is obviously preposterously falls, you will be a weirdo. it's not surprising more insanity follow. the real irony is that republicans are convinced that they are the ones that represent real america. it's those out of touch liberal coastal elites, they don't get us. they're the ones who lost the say at the fact that they are utterly out of touch with ordinary people, and they got a rude awakening last night. there's one reason we're not talking about battle of control of senate tonight, that's because the line against anti-democratic maga forces health in the state of nevada. joining me now is nevada senator, catherine cortez masto. senator, it's good to have you on. congratulations on a victory. what do you top up your wind? >> thank you, first of all, it's going to join you. to know that in, every nevadan that came out, a hardworking family, it was the kitchen table issues, the appeal of roe v. wade which is a proud,
pro-choice state. it is the big lie, what happened on january six, was fueled by the big lie and the people meddling discussed bursaries in the last election. that is proven by the courts nevada that it was not stolen, not also fought. republican secretary of state in nevada stood up for our elections as well. i was hearing that so many nevadans on that issue the people really cared about. >> your state strikes me as a perfect example of this. this is a state that had in your race, a republican who won the -- republican governors before, in fact very popular, it's not a state that is out of reach for the right statewide republican candidate by any means. but the two big lie candidates, your opponent adam laxalt and jim marchand, running for secretary of state, both lost and underperformed in that gubernatorial candidate. you think there's a lesson
there? >> i do, and the reason i say this is because i heard from nevadans. it was not just my party, not just democrats, it was republicans and non-partisans. it was women, men, in urban areas, rural areas. so many people were concerned about what they saw. to be honest, this is what i learned. i loved what happen ungenerous, but so many nevadans i spoke to watched it happen in four of their own eyes. that was emotional for them. they were outraged, they had a motion just watching it. so i would hear from many nevadans who talk about the protection of our democracy and wanted to come and stand up for it and against those candidates, far-right extreme candidates that were continuing to peddle the big lie and continuing to
erode our rights, the rights of women across the country. >> in terms of the and the agenda that senate democrats pursued, voted for and was signed by joe biden, how much were you running on that? when you are doing focus groups, looking at polling, running her ads in a state, how much of it was, hey, here's what i voted for, and here is what it did? >> i will tell you, i was sent to the senate by nevadans to do the work that i have done. let me give you an example. i was attorney general for years. when i ran for the senate, there were a number of seniors that was leaning left, and they said we know you are a prosecutor and attorney general. we expect you to go to washington and prosecute the case to lower prescription drug costs, to take on big pharma and make sure that medicare can negotiate to lower costs for seniors. i was able to go back to the state and say, guess what, we did it.
working together and thanks to so many other, voices being heard, we were able to not only negotiate prescription drug costs, we kept the cost of insulin to lower costs for so many families. i was able to go back and talk about the, but also, part of it was also, this idea that inflation is out there and impacting me and my family and nevadans is crazy. i understood, i was just as frustrated as nevadans about the high gas prices, and questioning why big or was at the table working with us. i was just frustrated when you go grocery shopping. i go grocery shopping, my family does, my mother does, i hear the high prices. part of this is, why aren't we all working together to lower the costs? why are we not just focused on helping working families, those families that i know in my state, address these issues, these cost issues. i was able to go talk to them about what we had done already with the bipartisan infrastructure package, the inflation reduction act, the chips and signs act that was bringing all manufacturing and creating good paying jobs in nevada, talking about those jobs and union jobs, and how it
is continuing to grow our economy. remember, the biden economy, at the height of the pandemic, was devastating. we had 30% unemployment. and the las vegas strip, it was shut down. that was our main revenue generator. we had to work to come out, and then also have a long term plan to keep us going, to make sure that we had good paying jobs. >> i think i said last week, that i think the governor of your state it doesn't always, had arguably the hardest job in the whole country in terms of governors during covid, to shut down the trip, to implement the public health measures and a place that is set dependent on exactly the kinds of businesses travel tourism, hospitality, that might be on the side for other metro areas or regions or states. senator katherine cortez masto will be joining the senate democratic majority, returning to washington, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> all right, we have been scrambling things around right now because there was a blast
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attack on one is considered an attack on all. polish government set the increase the readiness of some military units following that explosion. presidential biden again, currently in bali for the g20 summit. he met with the president of china's today, calling a gathering of world leaders and response to this incident today in poland, and he's walking out right now. let's hear from the president. >> thanks for being here. as you saw, i just met with leaders of nato and the g7. we talked about the latest events in europe. i briefed them on my discussion with president duda of poland as well as nato secretary general stoltenberg. we agreed to support police investigation into the explosion in rural poland near the ukraine border, and will make sure that we figure out exactly what happened. our empathy and sympathy goes out to the two people killed, and then we will collectively determine our next step as we investigate and proceed. this total unanimity among the folks at the table. we will also discuss the latest series of russian missile attacks, which are continuing the brutality and inhumanity
that they demonstrated throughout this war against ukrainian cities and some of the infrastructures. they have been totally unconscionable and what they are doing, totally unconscionable. the moment when the world came together at the g20 to urge de-escalation, russia continues to escalate in ukraine, while we're meeting. there were scores and scores of missile attacks in western ukraine. we support ukraine fully in this moment. we have since the start of the conflict, and will continue to do whatever it takes to get in the capacity to defend themselves. >> president, is it too early to say whether this missile was fired by russia? >> there is plenty narrow nary information that contest that. i don't want to say that the we
completely investigate, but it's unlikely from the trajectory that it was fired from russia. we will see. >> it's unlikely, sir? >> poland suggested invoking article four of nato, sir? >> they will probably have a meeting of the ambassadors, so that looks like we'll go to the next. thank you. >> okay, thank you, guys. >> all right, that was the president responding to the explosion, deadly explosion that happened important day over the ukraine border. again, the actual details of what happened are a bit unclear, and the president was asked a follow-up question as to whether it originated in russia and said they're conducting investigation. he also pledged a full u.s. support for the polish investigation. earlier today, he had a conversation with the president of poland, president angela. for more on this developing news, dan de luce is a national correspondent for the nbc news investigative unit. dan, who have clarity on what happened, before we get to anything about what the -- >> we do not.
it's extraordinary, since this news first broke, there is not a definitive explanation as to what landed on police territory, and who fired it? you heard there, just now, the president of the united states not ready to level an accusation against russia in this instance. the stakes are high. no one at the white house or across the nato alliance wants to escalate the situation and make matters worse, especially when it's not clear if the projectile came from russia, and then if so, was that intentional? common sense would suggest that russia really was launching an attack on a nato member, they probably would not have just used two missiles landing in a form field, it would be much more than that. at the moment, i think there's a lot of caution coming from the white house. they really don't want to trigger anything worse. they're offering help to poland
to investigate it, and the same message from pollen, the post president saying, it was russia made, that projectile, but they did not say who actually fired the weapon, still unclear, that ukraine and russia have been treating accusations. russia denies that they fired anything in post artery, but it's a reminder really of all the concern all along that the whole nato alliance has had from the beginning since russia invaded, which is that this conflict could spread, it could 12 into a warmer nato and russia. even if this is not intentional, if you do come from russia, this is another example of the concern about misunderstandings or miscalculations, that you're actually an accident can trigger something much worse. a lot of anxiety right now. a lot is scheduled on the g20 meeting upended by biden and
other leaders of democracy, could 12 into a warmer nato and russia. even if this is not intentional, if you do come from russia, this is another example of the concern about misunderstandings or miscalculations, that you're actually an accident can trigger something much worse. a lot of anxiety right now. a lot is scheduled on the g20 meeting upended by biden and other leaders of democracy, discussing how to proceed. >> we saw that picture sitting down with justin trudeau, and -- the new prime minister of the uk and the aftermath of this. the caution -- there's the shot there, emmanuel macron, as well.
the caution you are talking about there really came through in the presidents very careful description of it and then that question, i could see that he was not supposed to answer but he clearly -- we're not getting the russians at this and we will respond in kind with, you understand why. dan de luce thank you for that reporting, i appreciate it. that is all in on this tuesday night. alex wagner tonight starts starts right now, good evening, this is a live look at mar-a-lago where any moment we'rere expecting donald trump announce he's running for president in 2024. nbc news is now reporting that trump has officially filed his paperwork for that run and we're monitoring that speech. if and when trump does make that announcement, we'll be sure to
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