Yeah, the election was stolen and really Trump won and Biden didn't win, but they should move on from that and work on the next election where incidentally, he's hoping to be on the ballot for United States Senate. That crowd was absolutely not having it. And you can tell in that footage, congressman Brooks seemed to be shocked by that reaction. Surprise. Yeah, I thought Frankenstein would love his creator as well. But in the wake of that just screaming, rejection from his own base voters on that point, mo Brooks has since flipped again. Now insisting in an online statement, quote, let me be clear, the 2020 election was fraught with voter fraud and election theft on a massive scale. Trump won the election. I support audits of state 2020 election results I eagerly await their findings is trying to go back to that way of dealing with the issue. The man knows what side his bread is buttered on. But as for him eagerly awaiting the supposed state audits of the election results, he is going to have to wait longer, along with anybody else who's in the same boat with him. The flagship ridiculous 2020 election audit is of course the one in Arizona. It was April when Republicans in the Arizona legislature first handed over. Most of the actual ballots from Arizona's presidential election and tons of voting equipment handed it over to a QAnon promoting Trump election conspiracy theorist who runs a one man band company called cyber ninjas. That company and the Arizona Republicans said their so called audit of Arizona's election results would take three weeks. It's now been 5 months and counting. They had said last week that the report from that audit would be in by Friday this past Friday. It was not in by Friday, then they said it would be in by today. But then at the end of the day today, Arizona Republicans released a statement saying, quote, unfortunately, cyber ninjas, CEO, Doug Logan, and two other members of the 5 person audit team have tested positive for COVID-19 and are quite sick. And therefore, the report on the audit will not be submitted today. And that, of course, is terrible news. And we wish them all the best. Arizona's Republican Senate president Karen fan told the Arizona mirror today that one of the three people on the audit team who has COVID is not just quite sick with COVID, but actually hospitalized with COVID related pneumonia, which is terrible. Again, we wish them the best, whoever they are. But I will tell you, even this part remains mysterious. First of all, this assertion that three people of the 5 person audit team are very sick with COVID is the first news anybody's had that there's a 5 person audit team. Who's on the team? Who are the other four people besides Doug Logan? It's like when people talk about Doug Logan running a company called cyber ninjas. That technically is true, but has anybody ever turned up a single employee of cyber ninjas other than Doug Logan? It's kind of just a one man band. I mean, they've had millions of ballots from the Arizona election and all of this elections equipment from Maricopa County for 5 months for their audit that was supposed to take three weeks. The Arizona Senate president who hired this entity, the cyber ninjas to do the audit. She's supposedly been supervising it all along. She expressed surprise to local reporters today. Surprise at this COVID news. Because that was the first that she learned. There was a 5 person audit team producing this audit. She reportedly says she doesn't know who else other than Doug Logan is on this 5 person team. A former Republican official named Ken Ben, who has served as the Senate liaison for the audit. Basically, he's been the person in charge of explaining to the press and the public what's going on with the audit for all these 5 months. He said today, after the statement came out saying the report was not coming, and it was because three people on the 5 person audit team has COVID, he said today that not only did he not know it was a 5 person audit team. And not only did he know not know who's on this 5 person audit team, he said today that he actually thought it was a 9 person audit team. If so, what happened to the other four? This deep into the process, they purport to have absolutely no idea what's happening. In any case, the contention now is that the audit report is not ready even today because the head of cyber ninjas and maybe some other people, although we don't know who they are, are very sick with COVID, but nobody knows who they are or what their actual involvement is. I will tell you Arizona Republicans also announced today that aside from the COVID problem, they're actually still not done with the audit anyway. Something something ballot envelope, something something. So maybe it's going to take another week or so, this is the very professional audit that Trump world trusts. Because they believe the results of this audit will make way more sense and be way more solid and be way less shady than actually just looking at the certified election results from the county in the state. Mo Brooks is eagerly awaiting the results of this audit to find out what the real story is. So we're following those developing stories tonight. There's also late breaking news tonight about, do you remember my boyfriend's left and Igor? Love Parnas and Igor fruman. Were colleagues of Trump lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, mister Parnas and mister fruman were arrested in 2019 and charged among other things with allegedly funneling large illegal foreign donations to a PAC supporting Trump's reelection and to other Republican candidates, both Parnas and Igor fruman pled not guilty. Mister Parnas had since made public claims, including on this show, that he was basically bamboozled into a plot by Giuliani and Trump and some other Trump world figures to try to wheedle dirt out of the nation of Ukraine that could be used against Joe Biden in the 2020 election. That plot, of course, ultimately led to Trump impeachment number one. Love Parnas has publicly named not just Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump, but also Trump administration officials, including William Barr, the former attorney general, as having been in the loop on some of that scam, mister Parnas has passed a fairly high profile figure since he was charged, even as he's fighting these charges and pleading not guilty. Mister Froome has been much less of a high profile figure, but it is mister Freeman Igor, who is apparently going to change his plea from not guilty to guilty. A change of plea notice was docketed in his case today. He'll have a hearing on that matter before a federal judge in the southern district of New York on Wednesday. Now, in the filings around that Wednesday hearing at the hearing itself, we may learn the circumstances of his guilty plea, whether this means he is turning state's evidence, whether this means Igor fruman is cooperating with prosecutors to tell them what he knows about other people's actions, other potential crimes. Because of Igor fruman's links with former president Trump and mister Giuliani, because of the subsequent revelations about mister Giuliani being under federal criminal investigation for his part and whatever they were doing in Ukraine, Igor, the man you see here on the right with president Trump, Igor pleading guilty, has to be a very uncomfortable making development for parts of Trump world tonight. If his guilty plea is going to be accompanied by a cooperation deal with federal prosecutors, we shall see. So we're following that. Also, coming up in just a moment, we're going to be speaking here with John Kirby. Admiral John Kirby, the spokesperson at the press secretary at The Pentagon with lots to talk with him about today with the FDA giving full gold standard approval to the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, that cleared the way within hours today for The Pentagon to institute a new requirement that all active duty U.S. troops must be vaccinated. That's fascinating new development today at the Defense Department and we'll have big implications in terms of how quickly it's rolled out and what happens to service members who may refuse to get vaccinated, even though they're required to get lots of other vaccines as part of their service. Admiral Kirby, of course, has also been the main explainer to the public in the press on the urgent and increasingly massive U.S. airlift effort to evacuate Americans on our Afghan allies out of Afghanistan. The Pentagon announcing today that between yesterday and today, they got nearly 11,000 people evacuated in one 24 hour period. They had said last week, their maximum range was 5 to 9000 people being evacuated per day. They evacuated nearly 11,000 in the last 24 hours. That means the pace of this evacuation is picking up substantially. We'll talk with admirably about whether or not they aim to sustain that rapid pace. Admiral Kirby has also sort of Cajun fielded questions. Cajun addressed recent reporting that U.S. forces are now at least occasionally using helicopters to go get people and bring them to the Kabul airport amid increasingly desperate and dangerous circumstances outside the gates and blast walls of the airport. That sort of aggressive exfiltration effort by air has been of great interest as we have seen the scenes outside the gates of the airport just get more harrowing and more dangerous each day. And as we hear about terrorist threats against those crowds outside the airport, you may have also seen the reporting this weekend. About a woman, an evacuee from Afghanistan, who literally gave birth to a baby on board. One of the U.S. Military C 17 evacuation plans, just after it landed at ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. It's just a crazy story. It puts your heart in your throat to know that this woman was this pregnant this close to delivering when she got herself and her family on board that C 17, and then to have given birth on the tarmac onboard the plane, the U.S. servicemen and women are racing on board that cargo plane delivering the baby right then and there on board the plane before they were even able to disembark her. Mother and baby are both reportedly doing fine. But I have to tell you that dramatic situation this weekend led to this question and surprise answer at The Pentagon press briefing this afternoon. I don't know if you've seen this footage today. It started one way and then went dramatically off the rails to the surprise of everybody except one person in the room. And went off the rails not in a bad way, but in a way that definitely makes me want to know more. Watch. I'm curious garnier with newsy. General alliance, our meds being provided for each flight, I know there's a concern about capacity because you're trying to get as many people on. But our medics being provided and the reason why I ask that is because there are reports that a woman had a baby during one of the flights. And so do you have medics that will be on board that will be able to handle any sort of emergency situations that may come up if someone has a baby or balls and get sick or something in that instance. Yes. It's a great question. We do not have medics on every flight. There is a medical screen as part of the screening and boarding process and but I'll confess to you that many people would have to self identify any kind of medical issue. Really exciting. I mean, I really appreciate the news reporting on the baby being born as that flight came into ramstein. Matter of fact, there's actually been more than that. So it's just a just an incredible, incredible operation ongoing just impressive work by our great airmen. I'm sorry. What do you mean by more than a bit more than one baby? How many babies? More than one baby. No, no. Well, my last data point was three. I don't have a formal tracker, but those were so we'll keep you posted. All right, sir. All right, well, we'll file it. We'll follow up and try to get you information on the other two. You're all the reporters go wait a second, did he say there's been more than that? Does he mean when he says more than that he means more babies? There's more little babies. Somebody actually says, there's more little babies. There's more than one baby. Admiral John Kirby, obviously flummoxed by this as well. Did you just say three babies, sir? We'll get more on the baby situation. Admiral John Kirby said he would get more on that to explain. He's here with us next and stay with us. Saw your home is expensive and stressful. 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John Kirby was the voice of the joint chiefs during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Kirby can also be seen here. In this photo, with former defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, John Kirby was his spokesperson at The Pentagon for a while, too. That was before mister Kirby went on to become spokesperson for the Secretary of State when John Kerry was Secretary of State under president Obama. He's had these very high visibility jobs at The Pentagon at the State Department. He's also a rear admiral in the United States Navy, John Kirby served in the navy as the public affairs officer for the blue angels. He served as the editor in chief of the navy's magazine, he served as chief spokesperson for the Department of the Navy. These days he is back at the Department of Defense, reprising his role as Pentagon press secretary. This time in the Biden administration for a Defense Department that is now led by secretary Lloyd Austin. John Kirby has been a very, very high profile person in Washington for a long time. Right now, he has one of the most difficult and most scrutinized jobs in Washington, because right now, daily, sometimes multiple times per day, he is briefing the Defense Department press corps, which is not a bunch of pushovers. Briefing them, briefing through them, the rest of the world as the United States attempts to wind down its longest war and engages in a big, very, very difficult, very contested evacuation effort in Afghanistan. Just today, John Kirby has already briefed the press twice. Two separate Pentagon briefings already today. On everything from helicopter exfiltrations of Afghan evacuees to evacuation flights and their numbers to babies being born on board those evacuation flights. He's done a lot of work already today, but I still have more questions than he has been kind enough to join us tonight to come answer them. Admiral Kirby, thank you so much. I know it's been a long couple of weeks even a long day today. Thank you for being here tonight. My pleasure, Rachel, thank you. Let me start by asking you not about the most important thing but something my interest was very piqued by today at the second Pentagon briefing you did today. In which we learned that there wasn't just one baby born on one of these flights, one of these evacuation flights this weekend at ramstein and Germany, but the general who you were briefing with actually said there's been three babies born in these circumstances? Yeah, that's right. He surprised everybody, including me on that. This is general Steve Lyons. He's the commander of U.S. transportation command. And we wanted him to come in and talk to our press corps about the incredible logistics effort that is going into moving east thousands of people out of Afghanistan and to temporary safe havens elsewhere as a work their way back to the United States. And right at the end of the briefing, he got asked about the one baby that we knew had been born because there was a great great photographs of that, of course. And he let it slip that. In fact, actually two others had been born so we end the press court here at The Pentagon or trying to chase down the details on that because it's just a great story. And just another indication of the humanity and the professionalism and the kindness with which U.S. Military members are really treating their important evacuation work. It also tells you about the humanity and the desperation of the people who are getting out. I mean, for somebody to be not just pregnant, but pregnant upon the moment of potentially delivering somebody who's going to go into labor during the flight and still at that moment, putting themselves in peril, taking their fragile selves and their families and getting themselves on board one of those military transports. I mean, the extremists that these women and their families are in to be able to do this, it does make me wonder about the kinds of medical resources that are being made available to these refugees, the kinds of resources that they need once they land. How long they're staying at the initial place they first land once they're taken out of Afghanistan? What can you tell us about that? So there's some initial medical screening at Kabul before they get onto a flight. We want to make sure that they're okay. So there's some medical treatment there. There are in the general said this there's no medical personnel on these flights. We're saving every available space for passengers for people that want to get out. Who are as you rightly said, Rachel desperate to leave. So we're not putting medical personnel on these flights. But then when they get to these these temporary safe havens or staging bases, if you will, for onward movement, they again are evaluated for any medical issues and given a chance to get some more screening there. And then, of course, when they get back to the United States, we go through that again. We definitely screen them for COVID at some of these staging bases. All of them are getting screened for COVID when they get to the United States right now. They're coming in to tell us and then so they're constantly throughout the process. Medical personnel that are trying to look after them as best we can. Is there going to be a sort of call to the American people? And civil society organizations in the United States to help resettle people to do community resettlement efforts to donate things that these new families may leave to find them housing to get them in English the second language courses. If they're going to be resettling here. I mean, I know that not everybody's going to be coming to the United States. But thousands are, is there call now from the U.S. government? Indeed, from the Defense Department of the American people to step up and help. We're actually starting to see that Rachel. I mean, certainly, lots of non governmental organizations are already helping the State Department and DHS as they as these Afghans are ready to move into American society. They're already going to relocation centers and getting help starting their new lives. Absolutely. But you know the commanding general of fort blis Texas, where some have already gone for this to follow on final paperwork that they have to complete before they can become citizens has said that he's been deluged with phone calls and emails from the people living outside for Texas. Just wanting to know what they can do. Blankets food, whatever they can do to help. So we're already starting to see the American people and many of these communities really reach out and want to do what they can to help what will be their future fellow citizens. I will tell you just anecdotally from our experience, we're just a cable news show that covers this process, and that's covered some individual stories of people who have been evacuated with their families. And we have been inundated with requests just from our viewers in terms of how they can help. And so I know that you're in a different role as the press spokesman at The Pentagon, but I think there is a real hunger among the general public watching this to want to step up and do something, especially as we learn more about how hard these flight crews are working and how hard these thousands of U.S. troops are working to try to make the best of this very difficult situation. I do think there is public appetite to do something sort of put our money where our mouth is to be part of this process in some way. I don't know if that's I mean, I doubt we'll hear that from you with the podium. But I do feel like I do feel like we have to hear that from the administration from the government in some way, because that needs to be channeled in some way. It's too valuable to leave on the table. It seems to me. No, I agree, Rachel, and I think, you know, this is what's quintessentially so great about our country. Americans are a generous lot and we are an immigrant nation. And we are used to these stories. The sad and desperate though they may be, and are used to reaching out to people that are in need and really want to start a new life here. So I think just that one little basic in Texas is just one small example. I think you're going to see that all over the country. And again, that's one of the great things about living in this country. And I think these Afghans, that'll be something that they take away too. Tell me about something that you have received lots of hard questions about all last week and over the weekend and today, which is the issue of safe passage out. Obviously, getting control of the airport, getting control of the tarmac, getting control of the runway, lining up these staging bases for onward movement as you were describing all of that. We've seen the military source systematically get that in order and we have simultaneously seen the number of evacuees rise to this incredible number of nearly 11,000 in one 24 hour period, just between Sunday and today. But there is still the front end issue of how people get themselves into that safe system. How people get into the airport, how not just Americans, but people linked to the U.S. government, people who are asking, vacuuming, so we are otherwise going to priorities. Prioritize how they're going to get out. Tell me about big picture progress toward making more safe that part of their journey. So there's a couple of pieces here. You might have heard me talk about this a little bit ago. We are in constant daily communication with Taliban leaders who are outside the airport. And we have been making it clear to them what their credentials look like. Who we want to see get through their checkpoints, who are absolutely entitled to get on these flights. And thus far, though there have been certainly cases of harassment and even violent harassment of some qualified individuals, by and large, these American citizens and the special immigrant Visa applicants are being able to work through those checkpoints. We are also in communication with the Taliban about making it easier for the safety of a more safe perimeter around the field so that there are fewer crowds because crowds have also been an impediment, not from violence perspective, just from a dense perspective. So we're working with them to try to make sure that there is enough access around the airport for people to get in more freely and we are working every day. Our commanders on the ground are pursuing opportunities to make access and passage to the field easier and safer for Americans in these SIV applicants, some pretty creative ideas that they're putting into place. And obviously it's a dangerous environment. We have a legitimate counter terrorism threat there, terrorism threat around the airport that we have to take seriously. But once we get them onto the field, then they go through a whole series of processing and manifesting as I said, medical screening, make sure they have food and water. And we try to get them on the very next flight out that's available. And these flights, at least yesterday, Rachel, they were leaving one almost every hour. Now we hope to be able to continue that sort of pace going forward. Obviously, it's weather dependent. It's population dependent. But that's the kind of that's the kind of throughput that we're trying to reach so that we can keep these numbers up for as long as possible. Should we expect to see more evacuations more transit to the airport aided by U.S. helicopters? Now you have talked about this a little bit at the end of last week and also today that there have been a couple of helicopter born U.S. U.S. facilitated movements. One from a group that was very close to the airport and now that was described as elsewhere in Kabul. Should we expect there to be more of those? That obviously seems like a sort of tidy answer to it from those of us looking from this distance, or is there something that's particularly dangerous about those helicopter airlifts that we don't understand? That means that that will continue to be quite limited. Well, the commanders on the ground certainly have the authorities they need to pursue opportunities to bring people in. And one of the means that they're disposal is of course rotary aircraft helicopters. And we have done that on a couple of occasions. I certainly wouldn't rule out that we would do it again. If it was the best way. And that's really what it comes down to Rachel's. What's the best most effective and what's the safest way to get Americans and other SIV applicants into the airport? And so again, sometimes helicopters are the answer. Sometimes not. And they're pursuing all kinds of different opportunities to make this happen. So I certainly wouldn't rule it out, but it is not the only way in which we are encouraging and trying to facilitate the safe passage of people into the airport. Let me ask you about one very different perspective on this, which is obviously we saw the Taliban takeover of the country almost every province in the country. In some cases, without firing a shot, including walking into Kabul without it having to be a military victory. It was essentially arranged, as far as we can tell. But there is resistance to The Pentagon. We have seen demonstrations. First by women by brave women in Kabul, then by larger groups of people in eastern Afghanistan and southeastern Afghanistan, we're now seeing organized resistance. Speaking out and getting some international press from the punchier valley, we saw anti Taliban fighters take back some parts of a different province over the weekend, although the Taliban now says they fought and brought those back. If there is significant resistance to Taliban rule, is the U.S. going to ignore that? Or is there provision in our post war planning to give assistance to those who are resisting Taliban rule and who are indeed maybe fighting them for control of parts of the country? Well, I certainly wouldn't get ahead of policy decisions that haven't been made on that Rachel. What I can tell you is that our presence there at the airport, the 5800 troops that we have right now, their focus is really on three things, making sure we can defend that airport and keep it there operations going. And then work in the evacuation mission to the maximum degree that we can. And then number three, making sure that we are as appropriate reaching out to American citizens who need to be brought in and finding out ways to do that. That's really what our focus is on right now and I think we have been very clear in the military mission is really confined to those three things. And I wouldn't want to speculate about what might be in the offing for the future. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, making the most of what has already been a very, very long day by staying up so late with us tonight, sir. Thank you for your time. I really appreciate it. Anytime you'd like to come back, we'd love to have you back. Thank you, Rachel, my pleasure. All right. 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Our lady of the Lake already got one influx of over 30 federal medical personnel from the Department of Health and Human Services. That was not enough. Now they're also getting 20 more doctors and nurses and respiratory therapists from the United States Air Force. Two more of those active duty Defense Department teams are deploying as well to Mississippi. At least 20 medical personnel from the U.S. Air Force arriving at the university of Mississippi medical center in Jackson this weekend, 20 army medical personnel headed to north Mississippi medical center in tupelo. You will recall that this isn't the first federal help Mississippi's received. They also got a federal D mat disaster medical assistance team from Health and Human Services to set up and staff a field hospital in the parking garage at the university of medical center in Jackson. Now, in addition to that, they've got these air force and army personnel arriving to provide further help. There are three vaccines that have been in use in the United States for months now. Pfizer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Before today, all three of those vaccines were approved under something called emergency use authorization, millions and millions and millions of doses safely administered of all three vaccines. They've all proven to be effective at keeping you from getting infected. If you do still get infected, they're very effective at reducing your chance of getting dangerously ill. These states that are so overrun right now, it's basically because of low uptake of vaccines in those states. But today, interesting progress when for the first time, the FDA granted full unqualified, not emergency use authorization to the Pfizer vaccine. For everybody aged 16 and up. That's a sort of graduation for Pfizer, from emergency authorization to full approval. And that today cleared the way for among other things, a new mandate for all active duty U.S. service members to get vaccinated. They've been waiting on full approval of the vaccine at the FDA to do that. That full approval has been granted the DoD is now moving ahead. Within hours of the full approval, CVS Pharmacy chain, several state university systems, the nation's largest school system in New York City, they all also announced vaccine mandates for their employees. Experts tell us we should probably expect more of that in coming days. Speaking of experts joining us now is doctor ashika, he's dean of the school of public health at Brown university. Doctor Johnson, nicely to make time to be here. Thanks for making time tonight. Thanks for having me back, Rachel. Why is it logical for there to be a link between requiring the vaccine at a place like the Defense Department or New York City schools or CVS and employer? Why is there a link between that and full approval? What does the vaccine have to have to prove to get full approval that it didn't have to prove in order to get that previous level of approval? Yeah, so first and foremost, there isn't necessarily a link. Lots of organizations, my university, for instance, mandated vaccines well before the full approval happened. What the full approval does is it gives people a lot more confidence. Some people feel like it's going to be legally a little bit. It's going to stand up well, though the courts have found that mandatory vaccine orders based on an EUA is totally fine. So I think this is much more a psychological boost than it is a legal one from mandatory vaccines. When it comes to the states that have low vaccine uptake that are receiving that are experiencing such a terrible influx right now, I'm happy to see federal resources, including millet active duty military uniform resources, deployed to states like Mississippi and Louisiana, so clearly need them. It does feel like a drop in the bucket, though. 20 workers here, a handful of doctors there. Given the scale of the problem and how the case numbers are continuing to rise in these states where the hospitals are already overrun. Is the federal government going to have to ramp up its ability to help in those overrun states? Do we have other resources we can bring to bear? Yeah, so first and foremost, it's worth remembering this is all completely preventable. If people have gotten vaccinated, we would not be seeing this. We're not seeing this in Vermont. We're not seeing this in Massachusetts. We're not seeing it in highly vaccinated places. Second, you're absolutely right. We're still seeing so many infections and those people end up in hospitals and their days and weeks and months ahead. So we've got a really hunker down for what's going to be many, many, many weeks of difficult time. So I think the federal government risk can end up having to do a lot more for these states. And ultimately, they're going to get out of it by vaccinating a lot more people. 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This did not get a ton of press in the United States today, but I think it is astonishing and I want you to see it. There's a prison in Iran that is such a notoriously bad place that I a random American have heard of it. I don't know the names of any other persons in Iran. But I know Evie prison. Evie in prison is in fact such a standout place for such bad stuff that the prison itself has been sanctioned by the U.S. for human rights abuses. Evie in prison in Tehran, among other things is where Iran locks up its political prisoners, including those with western ties. You might remember it from 2009 when Iran held two Americans there for 781 days on totally made up charges of espionage. You might remember avian prison from 2014 when a journalist from The Washington Post was held there for 544 days. Also on completely fabricated trumped up charges. That journalist Jason rezaian believes he was held basically as a bargaining chip for the Iran nuclear deal negotiations, which were underway at the time. Back in 2003, a Canadian journalist was arrested just for taking pictures of a protest outside of in prison. She ended up being beaten to death in a different Iranian prison, just days later. So if being in prison has a backstory, it's known worldwide. And it's not a place we ever get to see the inside of. We barely get to see the outside of it. That's why this is so nuts. Today, The Associated Press and Voice of America released footage that had been given to them by hackers, who say they infiltrated Evie in prison and among other things, they got access to its closed circuit security cameras. The Associated Press doing its due diligence, they talked to four former prisoners who had served time intervene who all confirmed that the footage does indeed look like areas they recognize inside the prison. This is the part I can't get over though. This watch this. This is reportedly the control room inside a vein, where the guards monitor the closed circuit security cameras all day long every day. And if this video is what the hacker say it is, it shows in live time, the guards there learning that they have been hacked. Watch this. Watch the screens. First, one of their monitors starts flashing red. Then a message pops up. What's that? You see the guy react. And then boom, a whole bunch of the screens start flashing red, that same message pops up everywhere, message, look at his screens on his desk. The message in Farsi reportedly reads cyberattack and then later it says general protest until the freedom of political prisoners. Look, just impossible to get your head around that. This may actually be footage in real time of the moment when the jailers running the most opaque notorious prison in Iran learn that everyone everywhere will soon be able to see everything they can see. 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And I should doubt four of those 9 first got to those positions through Succession rather than election, meaning the dude who got elected to the job got turfed out for some reason. So they ascended to the job because of the unexpected vacancy. Kathy hoka, of course, was lieutenant governor to Andrew Cuomo. He is leaving office tonight, following the publication of a scathing report by New York's attorney general tis James, a report that accused him of sexually harassing 11 women. Have we been able to get this up on screen yet? We just got this moments ago, yes. This reportedly is Andrew Cuomo's resignation letter. And it sure does look authentic. We received this just moments ago. Soon to be former governor Cuomo continues to deny the allegations against him even as he leaves office, but in anticipation of her taking over the top job tonight, Kathy hoka has started out her governorship by already appointing two women to two top posts in her cabinet. As if this all wasn't dramatic enough, it will all become official at a minute past midnight tonight. A midnight swearing, and that does it for us tonight. I will see you again tomorrow. Way too early is up next. This morning, President Biden is facing mounting pressure from Congress and the international community to extend evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. But with the Taliban warning of consequences if the U.S. exit is delayed, the question is, will the president keep troops in Kabul past August? Plus, Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine gets full approval from the FDA, a milestone that could help increase vaccination rates. The question is, will this kick off new mandates from private companies and schools? A new overnight, Kathy hoku has been sworn in as New York's first female governor, the transfer of power took place at 1201 a.m.. The question is, what's that first order of business? It's way too early for this. Good morning and welcome to way too early the show that is proud to see another glass ceiling shattered. I'm Katie Kay on this Tuesday August 24th and we'll start with the news. With an August 31st deadline now just one week away. President Biden is facing mounting pressure to extend the evacuation mission in Afghanistan. At a virtual meeting with G 7 leaders later this morning, some of America's top allies will reportedly press the president to keep U.S. troops at the Kabul airport passed August to U.S. officials tell NBC News that President Biden is expected to make a decision later today on whether to extend that deadline. The U.S. Military has informed The White House that will take three to four days to get the roughly 6000 troops and remaining embassy staff out of Kabul that would mean the U.S. would need to start moving troops out by the end of this week in order to meet that August 31st deadline. A spokesperson for the Taliban told Sky News yesterday that the United States would be crossing a red line if the Biden administration kept troops in August past that date. Here's what national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters yesterday yesterday when he was asked about the deadline. As I said, we are engaging with the Taliban consulting with the Taliban on every aspect of what's happening in Kabul right now. On what's happening at the airport on how we need to ensure that there is facilitated passage to the airport for American citizens. Third country nationals and so forth will continue those conversations with them. Ultimately, it will be the president's decision how this proceeds no one else's. Meanwhile, the U.S. is ramping up evacuations in Kabul nearly 11,000 people were airlifted out during a 12 hour period yesterday and that brings the total number of people evacuated to approximately 48,000 since August 14th. Following a classified briefing late last night, House intelligence committee chairman Adam Schiff expressed doubt that evacuations in Afghanistan could be completed by the end of this month. I think it's possible, but I think it's very unlikely. Given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated, the number of SIV is the number of others who are members of the Afghan press civil society leaders, women leaders, it's hard for me to imagine all of that can be accomplished between now and the end of the month. Meanwhile, The White House press secretary Jen Psaki had a sharp response to Fox News reporter yesterday who criticized the Americans in Afghanistan, saying they were, quote, stranded. First of all, I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not. We are committed to bringing Americans who want to come home home. We are in touch with them via phone, via text, via email, via any way that we can possibly reach Americans to get them home if they want to return home. There are no Americans stranded is The White House's official position on what's happening in Afghanistan. I'm just calling you out first thing that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan when I set when we have been very clear that we are not leaving Americans who want to return home. We are going to bring them home. And I think that's important for the American public to hear and understand. Now contributor at new lines magazine and author emron farrows. His most recent book has been published in Germany titled the longest war 20 years of the war on terror. And when you look at the situation on the ground, you know The White House is meeting to make a decision on this deadline of August the 31st today. What's your sense of what President Biden is going to do about that deadline? Well, I think we should be clear about what happened during the last weeks and months, the U.S. brought itself to this mess, and now it's difficult to solve it. I mean, I think it's rather unrealistic equation would be finished within the week if the announcement is final and this will really be the final deadline. It will just cause much more panic and much more crowds of Afghans will run towards the kabu airport. There is still a huge chaos over there. And to be honest, I don't know how to solve it now. The U.S. did many mistakes during the last month and actually years and brought itself to this mess. The Taliban have said publicly that this August 31st deadline is what they're calling a red line. What do you think their calculations are, though, behind closed doors? I mean, in some ways, if the U.S. extends the deadline, does the Taliban then have an excuse to say, look, the U.S. has broken the deal, we have a right now to retaliate against Afghan who are trying to leave or against U.S. forces. They could use it as an excuse for violence in effect. Yes, they could use it. I don't think that they will attack U.S. forces because it would be not the benefit for them because the Taliban won the deal with the U.S.. They got the withdrawal. It would be kind of stupid for them to find a new fight with the Americans, but the people who are now the targets are the Afghans because the Taliban controlling all the areas outside of the airport there are several thousand checkpoints and for these Afghans, it will be much more difficult to pass these checkpoints. It's already a huge chaos over there and probably the Taliban think that they will get much more political legitimation from the U.S. and other countries if they play, but I think that the other side, including the Americans, should also use this to put some pressure on them because otherwise it will be just a more peace meant the Americans did a lot during the last month. Emir and I've been hearing from Afghans who are stuck, I'm sure you have been hearing from Afghans who are stuck particularly those who are not even yet in Kabul. What do you think the situation is going to be for them if the Americans sit stick to this 31st of August deadline? And they can't get all of those Afghans who have helped or worked with U.S. or NATO allies out before the U.S. forces leave. There's already huge panic in this very moment. I'm in touch with people who work with not forces I'm in touch with former Afghan soldiers, all of them are hiding themselves. They fear that the Taliban will find them soon. And I and other colleagues, Friends of mine relatives of mine. We all busy to try to find ways to get them out. But I think, you know, I also already told some of them that let's be realistic, I don't think that all of this will work within a week. And it's very pessimistic because of course we don't know what will happen to them. They don't have any place to go afterwards. I mean, a lot of Afghans who can't go who can't leave in these days, the total majority of them will stay in the country, but a lot of them are already thinking of going to Iran or to Pakistan and living there is refugees because they don't know much about the country's future. And how the violence and everything will take shape. But especially the people who will not be evacuated, I think I don't have any optimistic analysis for what will happen to them and it's really depressing for me and for many other people who are involved in this. Okay, I'm Ron Farrell's. We thank you very much for joining us and do spare thought this morning all of you for those people who are managing to get out and leaving everything else behind and of course for those people who are still stuck and feeling terrified about what the future may bring. Still ahead, the Patriots will be without starting quarterback Cam Newton for the next few days after a misunderstanding about a COVID test and with three weeks to go until school starts in New York City. Will mayor Bill de Blasio lay out a new vaccine mandate for teachers and school staffers. And also a head congressman Brendan Boyle will be my guest later this hour. Democratic lawmakers spa over President Biden's multi $1 trillion budget blueprint, those stories and a check on the weather all coming right up. There is an assault on democracy. Scorching triple digit heat, the new space race begins. That is actually the potential America has always had. The change might be around the corner. 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They lift people up. They're a force for change. That's the Seattle storm. That's the WNBA. That's what they do. Even in sports, it's still about the vaccines. President Biden honoring the four time WNBA champions Seattle storm celebrating the team's success on the court as well as players activism in the first visit to The White House by pro basketball team since the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers were hosted by president Obama. That was back in 2016. In a possible prelude to a run for U.S. Senate college football Hall of Famer Herschel Walker has registered to vote in Georgia, records show that walker registered last Tuesday at an Atlanta house owned by his wife, the 59 year old won the Heisman Trophy as a running back at the university of Georgia in 1982 before going pro and has been urged by former president Donald Trump to run for Senate as a Republican against Democrat Raphael Warnock, who next year walker has acknowledged he is considering a run, but has declined to discuss his plans. Turning now to the NFL where patriots rookie Mac Jones may get the opportunity to start under center for New England after quarterback Cam Newton was placed on the COVID list because of what team called a misunderstanding about coronavirus tests conducted away from NFL facilities. It comes after Newton went to a team approved doctor's appointment over the weekend that required him to travel outside New England. 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Turning now to Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox hosting the Texas Rangers will pick it up. At the bottom of the 11th inning, the game tide and Boston with the bases loaded. Three two coming. Game is over. It's deep to right field. Travis Shaw's Grand Slam walks the Red Sox off with an 8 to four victory. The wind coupled with Oakland's 5 to three lofts to the Mariners Boston one head. One game ahead of the athletics for the second American League wild card spot. The Yankees, meanwhile maintained their position in the postseason race halting the braves win streak at 9 games with a 5 to one victory last night while extending their own to ten in a row. But at least one of Atlanta's regulars caught a break last night. The braves between innings entertainer known as the freeze who typically speeds past overzealous participants given a head start, looked poised to lose last night's race in the outfield until the fan lost his balance and there you go, face planted just feet before the finish line and yes. The freeze wins again few. Second morning in a row and I got through it. Time now for the weather. Much safer ground for me. Let's go to meteorologist. Karen's for the forecast Bill. How's it looking? Better than it had been in New England as Henri Lee. And I think that race was fixed at the end there. That was looked like a dive to me. All right, so Henri yesterday did still bring some very heavy rain to areas that were hit for the second time and just look at the path of Henry. Came on shore while a Connecticut around border took a trip through Connecticut, went to the catskills and then decided to drive I 84 back through Connecticut and is now exiting Cape Cod. What a path for this storm and we're done with it. So this is still the peak of the tropical season. The first week of September is the actual peak. So this is the time of year we always have systems to track out there. We have three what we'll call areas of interest right now. Thankfully for us in the lower 48, none of these is heading directly for us. So I think we're going to have at least a week of pretty quiet conditions out there with no concerns for any landfalls or interactions with some heavy rain from any of those systems. But for today, it is hot in the middle of the country. It's going to stay that way. Temperatures today easily in the 90s from pretty much the planes all the way through the south to the east coast with heat indices feeling very hot and it's just that time of year. It's kind of the dog days of summer here when you get to the end of August. You're kind of waiting for that first cool shot from Canada. It's not coming anytime soon. It's going to remain very warm. Yeah, every day out in Washington here. Not much exercise being done in my house. I tell you, bill, thank you very much. And still ahead New York is waking up with a new governor this morning. Look at Kathy hokus swearing in ceremony as well as Andrew Cuomo's farewell speech. It was a bit odd. We'll be back with that in just a moment. Before treating your chronic migraine, 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting four hours or more. You're not the only one with questions about Botox. Botox prevents headaches and adults with chronic migraine before they even start. With about ten minutes of treatment, once every three months. So ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. And if a sample is available. Effects of Botox may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. Alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be signs of a life threatening condition. 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Kathy hoku became the state's first female governor. The 62 year old former lieutenant general was sworn in at the stroke of midnight in the state capitol. She tweeted she was honored to be the state's 57th governor, a more formal ceremony. That's going to take place later this morning. She'll also deliver her first address as governor this afternoon, laying out her priorities, something she's refrained from doing while Andrew Cuomo was still governor for the first time a majority of the most powerful figures in New York State government will be women, including the state Senate majority leader, attorney general and the chief judge her call also announced her two top aides will be women. And governor hoker will be a guest tomorrow on morning Joe. It will be her first TV interview as governor. For the first time in a decade, the state of New York won't be governed by Andrew Cuomo. He submitted his resignation at midnight two weeks after announcing he would resign following a scathing report by the state attorney general's office, which found his sexually harassed 11 women and that his office was a hostile work environment. Cuomo, who has denied the harassment allegations did so again in a pre recorded farewell speech. There will be another time to talk about the truth and ethics of the recent situation involving me. But let me say now that when government politicizes allegations and the headlines condemn without facts, you undermine the justice system. And that doesn't serve women and it doesn't serve men or society. The attorney general's report was designed to be a political firecracker on an explosive topic. And it worked. There was a political and media stampede. But the truth will out in time. The former governor clearly not happy about the way this is all panned out ahead of his resignation a close aid to the 63 year old said, however, he has no interest in running for office again. The House select committee investigating the January 6th capitol riot is requesting the phone records of hundreds of people related to the attack, including members of Congress committee chair Bennet Thompson, refused to confirm which lawmakers would be targeted. Both House minority leader Kevin McCarthy and Ohio congressman Jim Jordan have said they spoke with the former president on the phone on January 6th. Jordan has said he doesn't recall what they discussed or what time he spoke to then president Donald Trump. Congresswoman Jamie Herrera butler said McCarthy was told her he was trying to get the former president to call off the mob. Some Democrats objected to McCarthy's decision to originally choose congresswoman Jordan for the select committee because congressman Jordan because they felt he may be a witness, a leader of the far right militant group. Meanwhile, Proud Boys was sentenced yesterday to more than 5 months in jail after pleading guilty to burning a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic black church in Washington during a pro Trump rally in December. Florida's Enrique tarrio also pleaded guilty to attempting to possess a high capacity gun magazine, which investigators said he had with him when he returned to the city for the January 6th protests of the electoral vote count in Congress, both charges were misdemeanors. Apologized to the court and said he made, quote a grave mistake. Despite social media posts at the time of him bragging about that flag burning. But according to NBC News, prosecutors said that video taken during the December demonstration showed that he was on and around the church property as other members of the proud boy Proud Boys stole the banner. And he knew it came from a church. In sentencing tarrio to 155 days, the judge said he, quote, did not credibly express remorse. Still ahead. A new pandemic milestone, the FDA grants full approval to 5 Pfizer's COVID shot, and that clears the path for more vaccine mandates. But before we go to break, we want to know, why are you awake? Email your reasons to way too early at MSNBC dot com or you can tweet me at Cathy Kay underscore using the hashtag way too early and we'll read our favorite answers later on in the show. Icy hunt. Nice workspace. He makes it last. Two of the power of contrast therapy. So you can rise from pain. You love your pet, but hate wearing their hair. Did you know that your clothes can actually attract pet hair? 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Expected, but still historic full approval of Pfizer's vaccine for people 16 and older marks another major milestone in the pandemic coming 97 days after the FDA began its official review. The first COVID vaccine to move beyond emergency use authorization. The new announcement expected to move the needle on future vaccinations. Those have been waiting for full approval. Should go get your shot now. The vaccination is free. It's easy. It's safe and it's effective. Immediately following FDA approval a wave of public, private and government employers announced they will now require staff to be vaccinated among them The Pentagon affecting 1.4 million active duty troops with many more expected to follow suit. New York City's Department of Education says, all 148,000 educators and staff will need to be at least partially vaccinated by the end of next month. Now we're already seeing a slew of organizations starting to require. And I think that this is going to be a trend and it's going to be a good trend. With the University of Virginia, disen rolling, hundreds of students who failed to get vaccinated, the FDA's full approval will strengthen legal standing and perhaps bolster inoculation rates. I hope and pray that goes down in American history as a real turning point in the COVID pandemic. Still, despite what doctors say, many are not convinced. I'm hesitant because I feel like it's so new and it just was a person. So is the honest. Hoping to build confidence the FDA followed some 20,000 Pfizer vaccine recipients, reviewing data for at least 6 months. There were some common side effects. The vaccine proving to be 91% effective. The FDA review process taking less than half the normal amount of time. I think if you go through all of the information that was posted, summarizing what FDA did, you'll see that there were no corners cut. Full approval for those who may not be fully confident. So how many more people get vaccinated now joining us now national reporter focusing on health policy for The Washington Post, yasmin uh brutali. Bias mean the approval of the fisa vaccine. Of course, that opens the way for more institutions around the country to call for vaccine mandates. Do you think we're now going to see a wave that it's been received that it has received this full approval? Is that going to mean we're going to see lots more institutions asking people to be vaccinated? I think we will. All the medical groups signed the letter a couple of weeks ago calling for healthcare workers to be mandated to get vaccines you saw. And then the Department of Veterans Affairs and of course President Biden calling on federal workers to get vaccinated. You saw a number of businesses follow suit. And we know from our reporting that many of them were waiting for the full approval of either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine because that makes it legally easier for them to withstand challenges and to be able to require these vaccines. You saw The Pentagon immediately after the FDA approval yesterday say it was going to move forward with mandating that members of the military get vaccinated. So I think all of these set a precedent and provide some cover for businesses that have been wanting to do this to go ahead and do it. Do you think the CDC has been a little behind the curve on not just mandates potentially, but on boosters as well. I think you've got reporting yasmine that Pfizer officials had a meeting with government representatives back in early July and they said, listen, we're going to need a Buddhist booster. We're seeing the studies come out of Israel. The data is showing that vaccines decline in the efficacy. And the CDC kind of dragged its feet. Yeah, I think that the booster debate was a little bit of a challenge for the administration in that there was some annoyance that Pfizer officials got ahead of the U.S. government in July saying they were going to move forward and file an application for an emergency use for a booster shot. And at that point, the delta wave hadn't quite taken hold in the U.S. in the same way it had a broad. So you saw the CDC and the FDA come out and say no, they're not needed at this time. Of course, only to reverse course a few weeks later . And I think that actually caused a lot of confusion because there was little public discussion about the potential of breakthrough cases at the time. And then, of course, this dramatic reversal just about a month later. And we have reported that the CDC has sort of been behind the curve on the delta wave because of the way they handle and publish data. And in many ways it put the U.S. behind the delta response because the data was coming in late, so by the time it was clear, breakthrough infections were happening that there might need to be booster shots for some vaccinated people. The delta wave was already responsible for more than 90% of cases in the country. Yeah, I mean, it looks from your reporting yasmine. It looks like inside The White House. There were similar delays when it came over delta because they didn't initially have the data that showed them that people who had had vaccines could get could also transmit the delta variant. I mean, how much were they missing earlier? I think they were missing a lot in July because the data wasn't there, and there were some assumptions based on earlier variants of the virus, which have behaved completely differently from Delta. Delta is much more contagious. It's able to evade some of the protection afforded by the vaccines. Of course, like you said now that there's clear evidence that vaccinated people are also able to transmit the virus. Of course, not to the same degree as unvaccinated people. They're still responsible for the bulk of infections in the country, but it is happening and that's important to take note of and for vaccinated people to know they can take appropriate precautions. And I think what you saw was we've completely loosened restrictions in May. People thought we were going to have this sort of summer of freedom like we detail and a couple of the articles. And then, of course, it's all dramatically changed in a matter of weeks and vaccinated people who thought they could sort of live their lives as normal before with full protection have had to reckon with the fact that the vaccines don't provide this impenetrable shield that we thought that they might. Yeah, unless you want the winter brings as well. The Washington Post, yasmin, Abu Talib. Thank you so much, Jasmine. 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The pixies join other artists such as Garth Brooks and BTS in announcing show cancellations as the pandemic yup. It continues. I feel we've got to hear more of those news. Walt Disney World and the service trades council union have reached an agreement to require COVID-19 vaccinations for the majority of its unionized employees, the STC U is the largest union associated with Disney and a represents more than 30,000 cast members all employees represented by the union must show proof of vaccination by October the 22nd, but the formal announcement says employees with medical conditions or quote sincerely held religious beliefs will be eligible to apply for an accommodation. The Walt Disney Company has already required all salaried and non union employees to get vaccinated before returning to work. Now, a Connecticut woman caught an unusual porch pirates stealing her Amazon package in broad daylight. Happens to all of us, right? 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One bill would eliminate the requirement that students be taught the quote history of white supremacy, including monotonic to the institution of slavery and the Ku Klux Klan. American history is livid with shameful policies, but it is also filled with freedom fighters. To teach our children anything else is to rob them of their heritage and the truth and they deserve better. House speaker Nancy Pelosi left the capital overnight without a finished vote to move forward with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package. Centrist Democrats who have for weeks said they want the bipartisan infrastructure Bill voted on first, made good on their promise not to support a vote on the spending bill. Pelosi said the house will try again today at noon after a 9 a.m. caucus meeting. This as the chamber is feeling the pressure from senators who want the bipartisan bill done in a statement moderate Democrat Joe Manchin said the House should vote in the same order the Senate did on the bipartisan bill first, saying, quote, it would send a terrible message to the American people if this bipartisan bill is held hostage. I urge my colleagues in the house to move swiftly to get this once in a generation legislation to the president's desk for his signature. And the fate of the $3.5 trillion package is still uncertain. Senator Kristen sinema of Arizona is reiterating her position that she doesn't support the spending bill. Democrats will need the entire caucus in the Senate to vote in favor for it to pass while joining us now as member of the House budget in ways and means committees, democratic congressman Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania, congressman. Thank you very much for coming because I know you've had like 5 minutes sleep because you were in the chamber until late last night. Tell us what was happening there overnight, because this is kind of the first person we've had straight from the floor. Yeah, so a bit of and thanks for having me on great to be with you even on a few hours sleep. Very much hurry up and wait. So we as House Democrats went into a caucus meeting at 5 30. I think it's fair to say the overwhelming majority of my caucus feels the same way I do that we agree with the speakers approach that this is the way to move forward to vote to begin the reconciliation process or put more accurately to vote on the build back better act, which is all of the non infrastructure aspects of the Biden agenda, which is enormously popular. We do have some holdouts, which is why we couldn't have the vote last night. But I am confident one way or the other, we will get this done as early as today. Okay, you're in the progressive caucus. It is those 9 moderate Democrats that are holding out from the conversations you were having with your colleagues in the moderate group last night. What do they want? What can you give them to get them to come on board? Yeah, so I mean, just to be to be clear, the overwhelming majority of moderates within our caucus. A couple of whom spoke and I won't reveal what they said there has been publicly reported. They were quite eloquent, including a couple of frontline members. We're in really tough seeds. We talked about yes, this might be a tough vote for them, but it goes to some of the core reasons why we are Democrats. We're talking about universal pre-K, child care, paid family leave for the first time in American history, free community college. So, you know, the good news is we have the agreement of about 97% of House Democrats, the challenges, giving small majority 99%. You need those 9. So how do you get them? Well, we don't need all 9, but we don't need some. So what do you give them? Yeah, so look, we're going to continue to have those conversations. I do think that to the best that we can rest assured everyone's minds that we're going to be voting on these measures together. No one's going to be left at the altar that it's not just going to be one or the other. It's going to be both it's going to be neither. And so as long as we have trust along the way, and people know that there will be a date certain that there will be a vote on the infrastructure Bill. I do think we will get this done. Are you worried that when you're talking about process as we have been doing for the last few minutes? And it's basically Democrats have been doing for the last week or two. You're kind of losing the country. And if I'm sitting out there, and I'm in Pennsylvania, your state. And I'm listening to what's happening in Washington, my eyes. My eyes are glazing over and I follow this every day. But my eyes are really glazing over. If I'm a voter thinking, this process is complicated. It's confusing. Can you just get it done? I want my child care a one my bridges. I want my broadband. I want the whole thing. Can they just get their act together rather than fighting them over yourself? You make it a very important point. I would draw a distinction though. That's interesting. When I'm back home, and when I used to have town halls in person and ever since COVID over the phone or over Zoom, I tend to not get the process questions, though, because most people tend to not care about that the same way we do. They don't necessarily want to know how the sauce is just made. They just care about those bottom line issues. So I would say that the focus is different. And when I'm having this town halls, I just focus, okay, here's what's on the bill. Here's what I believe we're going to deliver. Here's what is already happened in terms of the American rescue plan. The revolutionary change in this country underway just with the child tax credit alone. That's a major tax cut for families with children. More than 50% of children under the poverty line have now been lifted out of poverty because of what we did on that. So I tend to focus more on substance when I'm back home and I think that that's the right way to go. Yeah, I bet your constituents, thank you for it because the process is tricky to explain. Congressman, thank you very much for coming in. Good to join us so early in the morning. Thank you. And get some sleep. You needed after last night. Earlier talking of sleep earlier in the show, we asked, why are you awake? Well, Mary writes first day of my new job excited and nervous. I know how you feel, Mary. Joanie tweeted this, I'm up because we had a loud thunderstorm here in North Dakota and it woke my cat up. The king who wanted to be fed. I think you're spoiling your cat. 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Well, I would first say that the president is every intention of signing each of these pieces of legislation into law. And what I want to be clear with you all about is he supports speaker Pelosi's proposed path forward to get this process done. White House press secretary Jen Psaki yesterday reiterating the president's support of speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan to move forward with a vote on the $3.5 trillion budget resolution. Many centrist Democrats want to vote on the bipartisan infrastructure Bill first Pelosi has said the house will try again for a vote today, joining us now cofounder of punchbowl news Jake Sherman. He is an MSNBC political contributor Jake. So we just had Brennan Boyle who had been clearly on the floor last night until late. Had just got a couple of hours sleep coming in here, talking about the kinds of things they might need to give to moderates to get them on board. What do you think that group of moderates needs to break ranks and decide to stay with the group? I'm also running on just a few hours sleep. So excuse my tiredness. But so what we anticipate will happen is that Nancy Pelosi will give these moderates a date certain for an infrastructure vote. Sometime in September, or October, which is a significant step back from the original demand, which is that they vote on infrastructure before the budget. So I imagine that's what's going to happen today. I would say that the left's patience is running out and Nancy Pelosi's patience is running out with these moderates who I think congressman Boyle was right. Only represent a small number of House Democrats. But that's not the name of the game. And the name of the game is getting 218 people to vote for a piece of legislation. It's not about a proportion of what proportion of the caucus is against the plan. It's about getting that 218 votes that majority of the house are representatives to vote for a piece of legislation. It's all about the numbers and no one counts numbers like Nancy Pelosi and as the congressman also said, you don't actually need all 9 of those moderates. Could we see a situation which some of them come over to the Pelosi position and others don't, perhaps? I think Pelosi gives in before that happens. I mean, she only has a three vote cushion. Remember, this democratic majority in the House and the Senate is extraordinarily tenuous, the most tenuous majority we have seen probably in decades. So I imagine they all take that proverbial jump together rather than split apart. Presumably they all need now to start focusing on the plan itself and the benefits to the American people. And I imagine they want to at least a move away from the process of this, that what they want to be out there doing is selling to their public why the components of this $3.5 trillion plan are so popular with Americans rather than speaking about the internal divisions and these long hitches that they keep having and getting to a vote. Yeah, that's right. I mean, to be fair they have been talking about the substance. But we are, I would say caddy just turned to make it abundantly clear to everybody who's watching. We are miles and miles away from the endgame here. This budget vote only sets up the larger process for a $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. This is not the end. This is really we're at the I hate to use sports metaphors because they're awful, but the 30 or 40 yard line here. We're very far from the end of the game. Okay. Thanks so much for the sporting reference. That really helps me. Jake, Sherman, fun bowl news. Thank you very much. And thank you for getting up way too early with us on this Tuesday morning. Morning Joe starts right now. I get this the new name of the fully approved Pfizer vaccine is Khmer nati. Komir native, which sounds more like a drunk person trying to say community. You get arrested me. I'm a valued member of the community. The vaccine isn't the only thing keeping the FDA busy. They recently had to tell people not to treat COVID with a drug that's given to animals with worms. Meanwhile, the people taking it are like, laugh all you want, but I don't have COVID and the worms are almost gone. So. Willie you missed yesterday's discussion of the house and Horace and cow deworming medication? I did. It's a bad day when the FDA puts out a tweet like this that reads, quote, you are not a horse. You are not a cat. Seriously, y'all stop it. It is mystifying on many levels Mika when you think that there are many people in this country who will not take a now FDA approved vaccine, but they will taste medication made for horses and cows to be dewormed in the fight against COVID. And it's great material for comedians, but at the same time, my God. A lot happened yesterday, though, in the fight against COVID. The big development that I think a lot of people were waiting for yesterday, the FDA granting full approval to Pfizer BioNTech's two dose vaccine yesterday for people. Ages 16 and up. The first COVID-19 vaccine to pass this final regulatory hurdle the approval was the fastest in the agency's history coming less than four months after Pfizer filed for licensing. And the FDA was announcement started a number of new vaccine mandates with more likely to come. New York City now, requiring all Department of Education employees to get at least one dose of the COVID vaccine by the end of September. New York City's effort to fully reopen the country's largest school district next month is expected to set a standard for many districts across the country. The new mandate effects more than 148,000 public school employees. The deadline for staff to get at least one dose is September 27th. Mayor Bill de Blasio will be our guest later this morning to discuss this announcement. Plus, The Pentagon moving ahead with its mandate for the COVID-19 vaccine for all service members now that the Pfizer vaccine has full approval. The Pentagon's top spokesperson made the announcement yesterday and set a timeline for when service members must receive the shot will be provided in the coming days. The vaccines will be mandated for active duty and National Guard troops. There are more than 1.3 million on active duty and close to 800,000 in the guard and reserve in this country makeup. This is really open the door for the administration to now put those mandates across the board. It's also opened the door to people who have been waiting for the ever precious FDA approval. It is here. So if you're waiting for FDA approval to get that vaccine, you've got it now. You can get the vaccine if you are holding off. President Biden is also asking companies to step up their efforts to require vaccines for employees. Speaking yesterday at The White House, Biden pointed out that vaccine requirements are not something new. Vaccination requirements have been around for decades. Students, healthcare professionals, our troops are typically required to receive vaccination to prevent everything from polio to smallpox, measles, mumps, rubella. In fact, raise most people in America don't worry about polio smallpox measles mumps and rubella today is because of vaccines. It only makes sense to require vaccine to stop the spread of COVID-19. All right, we're gonna focus on Florida now, which recently became the third state in the U.S. to reach 3 million cases of COVID-19. A total surpassed only by 15 countries in the entire world, Florida. Last week, the state reported an all time death record with 1486 deaths nearly 15% above the previous record of nearly 1300 deaths for a week back in January during the last waves. This is Florida. The state has become one of the worst hotspots in the nation. As the delta variant continues to climb in terms of the case count. According to The Associated Press, Florida hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are suspending elective surgeries and putting beds in conference rooms and auditorium and a cafeteria. Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana and Mississippi alone account for more than 40% of all hospitalizations in the country. And there's one common factor here. People not getting the vaccine. Let's bring in infectious disease specialists in north Palm Beach county. Doctor Leslie Diaz, it is great to have you on the show. Doctor Diaz, you and I have been going back and forth about what your doctors and nurses, your colleagues have been going through. What you personally have been going through. Tell us about what exactly it's like for you right now. What are the hours you all have been working and tell us about the patients that you see coming in to Florida hospitals? Good morning and thank you for having me. It is certainly very exhausting. We are working 14 and 16 hour days. Relentlessly to try to take care of patients, patients who are young, 20 year olds, 30 year olds, 40 year olds, 50 year olds, and it's devastating. To watch them die, nobody as a doctor as a professional provider, nobody likes to see that, and especially not that the older generation is anything but less and of course they're just as important, but these are young people that still have their lives ahead of them and they die in front of us. So without us able to do anything and when we feel helpless, and it can all be a preventable preventable by a vaccine that we know is safe and that we know is very effective. And doctor Diaz, your patients, the ones that you see coming in, the ones that you've been dealing with 14 hours a day now for well over a year. This isn't just a flash in time. You all have been going at this and it hasn't stopped for Florida. These patients, you ask them if they've received the vaccine, how many of them say they haven't? In the hospital right now, the majority of the patients are unvaccinated. I would say anywhere between 92 and 94%. Which is it's very unfortunate. The vaccinated patients that are coming in are an older generation that already have been vaccinated with the beginning and the first wave of January and February, but right now as it stands, the vaccinated are the ones that are mainly coming into the hospital very, very sick. I mean, we're at the point where we have to worry about your mental health and your physical health as doctors. But when you ask them why they didn't get the vaccine, what do you hear? I hear all sorts of stories . Most people really are regretful. And they want to, you know, make a mentor themselves to say, hey, I did wrong, and I want to go ahead and get it once I recover and hopefully go home. But I hear any excuse that you can think of from its experimental as the other very common one to. That they're trying to track us, I don't know who they are. But it's really a very unfortunate situation. You know, I think that patients need to realize that this is still the most reliable and most effective tool that we have out there to be able to mitigate this craziness. And my understanding, doctor Diaz is that this delta variant is even more transmissible transmissible. It's very, very contagious. And can you explain what some of the patients in the ICU because you've seen it firsthand, what they go through for hours on den and days on hand as their if they survive. As they're being treated for COVID, what is it like? It's sort of like a waiting game. These patients come in quickly needing more and more oxygen delivery to sustain a viable oxygenation. And they're at their max and they can stay at their max before going on the ventilator for a while for days and they realize that, oh my goodness I'm on borrowed time. I think and they're fearful. And it is exhausting for everybody, both for the patient. For us, watching them. And they don't get better. Some get better all of a sudden. After, you know, having been on a BiPAP mask machine, this is prior to intubation. For days for a week for two weeks and then all of a sudden they start getting better. But some determinative and further needing mechanical ventilation intubation and going on event. And it's very unfortunate. Doctor Diaz, thank you for the work you're doing. Thank you for being here this morning. I'm curious to ask you about what you've seen in terms of the trajectory of this pandemic in your hospital specifically. We've heard from politicians and pundits that the media and public health officials are overstating the problem inside of Florida. I'll leave you out of the politics. You've got enough to worry about. But just what have you seen in terms of the way a lot of us felt in this country that here came this miracle vaccine that we thought would get us through this delta variant comes back, lots of people on vaccinated, especially across the south. And now it's flaring up again. What have you seen in terms of hospitalizations and what kind of patients you've seen since we got this vaccine? You know, since the beginning, I knew that we had lost the window of opportunity to be able to obtain herd immunity way back last year, so I kind of accepted that. We had several surges of numbers of patients coming in throughout 2020 and also through 2021. But this is truly unprecedented for our area in the South Florida area where we never expected it would even step up a notch or two from anything that we have had in the recent past. So the numbers are astronomical, the exorbitant amount of patients that are flocking the hospitals at the rate that they are doing, it is unreachable sometimes. I don't have enough hours of the day to be able to see everybody and that is very disconcerting to me. The patients that we see in difference to before is that they are very young. They're 20 year olds, 30 year olds, 40 year olds. They're perfectly healthy. And they come in with devastating finance in the chest x-ray, needing a significant amount of oxygen and not being able to see them get better in front of your eyes. So definitely a huge surge worse than anything we've seen before. And very, very difficult to keep up with and sometimes we can't. Some days we just can't, and we have to accept it that way. We try to do the best that we can to try to take care of these patients. I don't really, I'm not there to judge them if they got the vaccine or not. I wish they would have gotten it because this could all be very preventable and so I did the best that I can with the 14 hour days that I'm doing to try to educate them and I hope that I change at least one mind of the a hundred patients that I see every day. As you say, the common denominator 92 to 94% of the patients you're seeing are unvaccinated. So what do you think now about where this is headed as we head into the fall now with schools reopening? You talked about the patients being younger and younger, obviously there's great concern. You've had school districts, putting in mask mandates, crossing the governor to do that because they think it's that important to keep their schools healthy and safe. What would you like to see in terms of mitigation to perhaps slow this trend that you're witnessing in your hospitals? I think that there is good data and study that says that mitigation factors that you can put in place to try to contain this. And I'm not talking about closing down businesses or anything like that. Just general overall systems put in place to be able to stop the spread. Something is minimal as mask mandates. I think that that would help to try to contain the numbers significantly coming into the fall. It worries me that the fall is coming, you know, we don't have much of a winter here in Florida, of course, like the north, but it's still it's something that we know that people gather more because of the holidays and so forth. So there's more group meetings. So before that happens, I think it would be important to put at least some mass mandates, social distancing. Going back to the basics, I think going back to that will help mitigate those factors of higher numbers or another even another search going into the winter. And doctor Diaz, we've been going back and forth getting kind of a window into your world and you say your nurse practitioners have been relentless that you've been relentless working 14 hour days every day. Some of them try to rest for a few days once in a while. You don't rest. And that there are at times unpleasant discussions with angry patients, angry patients who are so scared and that anger is probably based on fear, but that a good percentage of them say to you, they still won't get the vaccine. Like, around 30%. But yet they come into the hospital and they'll take all of this experimental medicine. I'm just curious as you're working these long days and dealing with such dire situations watching people die every day. How are you and your colleagues coping with all of this? Are you okay? I thank you very much for asking about my well-being. I appreciate that because not a lot of people do ask. And that's okay. You know, I'm a warrior. I know what it is to work at hard times and very difficult times. So I'm used to it. I tried to remove myself from judging anybody and tried to just be focused looking ahead sort of like, you know, a horse is blinders, type of thing to try to be able to take care of these patients with a 101%. It is exhausting though. And I know what it is to look at the face of a precipice. So I know my limitations. I haven't reached them. So that's good news. And I have a lot of people around me that give me the support that I have my spouse, my nurse practitioners, to be able to keep me in a well, you know, a well state. Doctor Leslie Diaz, an infectious disease, specialist in north Palm Beach county, Florida. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you for what you do. And thank you for coming on. Thank you. This morning. Thank you very much for having me appreciate it. Joining us now NBC News correspondent Kerry Sanders, who was in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida yesterday, covering the gathering by several dozen doctors, designed to call attention to the need for floridians to get vaccinated. Cary, what's been the reaction to that? These doctors are overwhelmed. They've been working 24 7. It's like there's two worlds in Florida. The world of people who refuse to get vaccine who live in this clueless reality that nothing will ever happen to them who end up in the hospital dying and these doctors having to try and save their lives every day, still now to this day. And then they gathered as they did and their message got somewhat sidetracked because they are simulated walk out many people thought that they just abandoned their patients and walked out of a hospital. That is not what happened. The 75 doctors or so who gathered there, many had just come off their shifts, some double ships working in the COVID warns, while others were preparing after that gathering to then go to their shifts dealing

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