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California Governor Gavin Newsom Recall Victory Reveals How Voters See the Issues
"The dirty little secret about the effort to recall california. Democratic governor gavin. Newsom is that it started before any of the putative reasons. They said they were doing at least later right. The recall effort got underway in february twenty twenty before kovin had taken hold in california. The petition reads people in the state central about highest taxes in the nation the highest homelessness rates the lowest quality of life as a result continuing he has imposed sanctuary states satis fails to enforce immigration laws he unilaterally overrule the will of the people regarding the death penalty he seeks to impose additional burdens on rationing our water use increasing taxes and restricting parental rights. Well that's not really a platform for her mainstream california voter once got going. However the people pushing recall shifted they wanted then be a referendum on covert policy arguing. The lockdowns for too strict kid should have been back in schools person and it was newsome's fault they weren't and of course there. Were infamously the pictures of governor newson back in november last year. Unmasked at a fancy restaurant with lobbyist. Evidently ignoring his own lock down protocols which was exceedingly bad luck. So republicans across the country saw this as a winning issue and while i agree the issue of corona virus and restrictions and how to best battle. It is top of mind right now with this recall. Election shows us the state of california. And it's voters are actually in favor of the state's kobe. Policies and republicans are on the wrong side of it.
Virginia Removes Robert E. Lee Statue From Capital
"All learn the story of the warren school at least the basics of it slavery and the rights and status of enslaved people through america into a civil war from eighteen sixty one eight hundred sixty five north. The union eventually won the south confederate states. That had seceded were vanquished and president abraham lincoln was assassinated. But we are not taught. Hardly ever i certainly was taught this only a little bit. We know less about is what came after after the union's victory which is a successful effort by those same confederate forces to win back white supremacy in the south and to win back. The story of their own nobility and those victories are marked with monuments to the confederacy to the losing side to the traders. Like this one. A robert ugly erected in the former capital of the confederacy in richmond virginia in one ninety twenty five years after lee's surrender napa mathematics and after the thirteenth and fourteenth and fifteen commitments which made slavery illegal and unconstitutional enshrined due process in our constitution and gave men of any color of the right to vote and full citizenship and after the union victory there was a hope born for people like frederick douglass and thaddeus stevens and harriet tubman of a true multiracial. Democracy enshrined in those civil war amendments of equal citizens under law with dignity and respect and freedom and the beginnings of that the period the period of reconstruction the south with federal troops deployed to keep the peace confederacy reduced to shameful abject defeat. Black people were voting. They were registering to vote and they were going to school. Becoming becoming local office. Holders and mayors town councilman and members of congress. Like senator hiram revels of mississippi. I bet you've probably never heard that name. Maybe some of you know it. We don't learn his name. The first african american to serve in the upper chamber these were the actual beginnings of a true genuine multiracial democracy in the south and in america that were then destroyed
What Will the Texas Voting Law Do?
"For almost fifty years the supporters of abortion rights pro-choice forces have been playing defense to protect abortion rights from a massive mobilized effort to destroy them but in the valence of that battle has switched literally overnight. Spring court basically waved through this texas ban on abortion. And so now the mobilization needs to switch in practical terms on the ground texas republicans in the conservative justices on the supreme court of the majority of americans do not want them to do. I'm not even sure to be honest that a majority of texans would support this law. Do support this lot to be honest. I mean according to twenty twenty exit point out of texas nearly eighty percent of voters think abortion should be legal at lease available in some instances only fifteen percents absolutely no abortions which is pretty close to what this law does law bans abortions wants. Cardiac activity can be detected the embryo something usually happens around six weeks and that's eighteen weeks earlier than the legal standard set by roe v wade back in nineteen seventy three in that landmark seven. Two decision wasn't a five four decision that roadway decision it was seventy two easy enough to google and banning abortions after six weeks means essentially banning all abortions because many women do not find out they are pregnant in the first six weeks and in fact when you got this legal threat hanging over people. It's unclear that anyone's going to perform any kind of abortion. No matter how early believe you me right now in texas it is an almost certainly. There's a teenage girl. Somewhere in that state was pregnant by her abuser or by a family member or by someone who sexually assaulted her she might be fourteen or fifteen who cannot get an abortion that is a near certainty
Texas' Abortion Ban Marks a New Legal Strategy for Abortion Restrictions
"Emily i wanna read you from the wall street journal op-ed today which i thought was interesting this supporter of abortion restrictions. In fact getting rid of roe v wade who write this. Texas republicans have handed democrats political grenade to hurt to the antiabortion causes the editorial board pro-life groups has spent nearly fifty years arguing. That abortion is a political question to be settled in the states by public debate. It now texas. They want us the courts by civilization to limit abortion. I do think this law is so frankly odious that more republicans and those who oppose abortion rights should have to own it and i wonder if folks who work in the trenches of the political opinion on this. Feel the same way absolutely chris. Let's start with baxter. The overwhelming majority of americans are on the side of those who want to see and keep rovers wade as the law of the land. That is what keeps women saved. What could people save. Who needed care. This texas law goes too far. And what i would say to your listeners. Your your watchers is. Do you know who your state senator is. Do you know who your state representative is. Do you know who your governor is. And where they stand on this because republican governors. Legislators across the country are looking at this not as a grenade but as a playbook. They're thinking what can we do here in our state to rollback these important rights that affect so many families at emily's list. We're working to hold them to account and i believe we believe that every single member of legislature needs to be asked. Where do you stand on this. It should be asked now. They should be asked to get next year and they will be asked by voters when voters come out just as they did after brett. Cavanaugh was confronted court in two thousand eighteen. They will come out and be held to account at the
Unvaccinated California Teacher Infected Half Their Students With Covid
"Joy of going back to school for kids is only matched by the anxiety. Many parents are feeling about sending them at a time. When pediatric cova cases have increased exponentially with over a fivefold increase from july to august as a parent of three children about start school not yet eligible to be vaccinated. I have to say. I do take quite a bit of solace in the uae body of data. We have so far indicating that children already significant lower risk of serious illness cova compared to adults but no one wants their kid giving coveted and things really hit home when i came across a report released by the cdc earlier this week. On a case in marin county california from may where an unvaccinated elementary schoolteacher infected with delta variant spread the virus to have the students classroom seating. An outbreak eventually infected twenty-six people. The teacher taught for two days. Well symptomatic and before getting tested which itself not recall during which time she read aloud without a mask to twenty four students everyone the front row tested positive which fell to eighty percent in the first two rows in the back. Three rose twenty eight percent of students test positive. You can see how it diffuses through the class. There and unvaccinated teacher dropped her mask despite rules. Schools to wear masks endures within days. Half for class was positive for the virus at a school. That had been conscientious about falling kobe. Protocols
More Than 45 Dead After Ida's Remnants Blindside Northeast
"The unbelievable scenes destruction of the remnants of hurricane ida battered the northeast secretary of energy jennifer. Granholm joins me to talk about the urgent need for climate infrastructure ahead. At least forty. Three people are dead in the northeast. After the remnants of hurricane ida swept through the area last night record breaking rainfall led to massive and dangerous flooding with streets like these in newark new jersey essentially turned into rivers. Newark received an all time high daily total of more than eight inches of rain as well as a record one hour total of nearly three and a quarter inches in one hour. The airport newark had to temporarily suspend flights with floodwaters evening reaching inside the terminal buildings in southern new jersey. A tornado hit the town of a hill causing catastrophic damage. A tornado in jersey. Leveling some homes down the foundations new york city so deluca arenas well more than seven inches falling in central park. And get this. The city said new early record more than three inches of rain record which smashed the record set just eleven days prior with hurricane. Own re this subway station in brooklyn was just one of many inundated by floodwaters grinding the entire system to a halt. You couldn't get a train last night. Passengers had to be rescued from seventeen subway. Cars resident of downtown manhattan captured. This scene water rushing in to the living room of her duplex apartment. Homes across the region sustained devastating flood damage. This bridgeport pennsylvania neighborhood remained underwater today after a nearby river overflowed water. Rescues were carried out this morning.
GOP's McCarthy Warns Tech Companies Not to Accept Records Request From Jan. 6 Committee
"Committee. That is investigating the insurrection attack on the capital on january. Sixth wants the phone records from some pro. Insurrectionist republicans from that day and now minority leader. Kevin mccarthy and fellow republicans are lashing out earlier. This week bipartisan. select committee. Told thirty five. Private tech companies including apple facebook google and major cellphone carriers to preserve phone records which may be relevant to its investigation. Response mccarthy issued a pretty transparent threat to punish those same companies warning quote. A republican majority will not forget. And so we're left with scenario. Republicans don't seem willing to argue the merits of the case sort of brushing aside instead relying on this. Frankly thuggish rhetoric throwing out even the pretense of reasonable discourse order debate about the law in favor of just sheer intimidation. Politics and served as associate counsel during president barack obama's first term. He's the co founder and executive director of the nonprofit protect democracy which is working to combat the country's slide towards torturing him and he joins me. Now i have to say. I was even by the standards of our era i was. I was pretty shocked by that. Threat that just explicit threat in that kevin mccarthy statement. There's lots of folks saying that itself should trigger some kind of ethics investigation that it itself violate certain codes of conduct reaction to seeing. I think it's worse an ethics violation Mccarthy essentially did is something that i've been calling autocratic capture which is when authoritarian government actors. Us government power to bully private businesses and being their political allies. In this that political lackeys. It's something the mubarak regime did an egypt for decades. It's what vladimir. Putin doesn't russia. It's what talk carlson's hero Doesn't hungry it's not a dynamic that any american ceo should want to take hold here and if they give into this behavior. they're going to embolden. So i think what american private sector needs to be talking about is forming a lehto article five like mutual defense that if autocratic politicians gonna come after one come after all of them led mccarthy take on the entire american private sector.
Congress Asks Tech Companies for Jan. 6 Records
"The committee. That is investigating the insurrection attack on the capital on january. Sixth wants the phone records from some pro. Insurrectionist republicans from that day and now minority leader. Kevin mccarthy and fellow republicans are lashing out earlier. This week bipartisan. select committee. Told thirty five. Private tech companies including apple facebook google and major cellphone carriers to preserve phone records which may be relevant to its investigation. Response mccarthy issued a pretty transparent threat to punish those same companies warning quote. A republican majority will not forget. And so we're left with scenario. Republicans don't seem willing to argue the merits of the case sort of brushing aside instead relying on this. Frankly thuggish rhetoric throwing out even the pretense of reasonable discourse order debate about the law in favor of just sheer intimidation. Politics
Could the Disaster in Afghanistan Have Been Averted in 2001?
"Matter whether you were for or against the war in afghanistan. I think most observers agree that the way it's been brought to an end has been a disaster. The taliban is again in control of the country and in addition to political power. They've got their hands on. Us supplied military equipment including guns ammunition and combat aircraft. So we all agree. It's bad right now but did you know that was a good chance we could have maybe avoided all of this. That's because in december two thousand one. The taliban seemed to be on the verge of striking eight deal with the afghan government to surrender. This was at a time when the taliban itself said they were finished as a political force but donald rumsfeld the secretary of defense at the time rejected the idea and when asked about the possibility of such a deal said quote. The answer is no he wanted. An unconditional surrender. How did that work out just to be clear. No one is saying that afghantistan would have become piece floor. Violence-free only that we wouldn't have spent the next nineteen years fighting an unwinnable war more than twenty four hundred. Us service members were killed in afghanistan. So we're an estimated sixty six thousand afghan military and police and more than forty seven thousand afghan civilians over four hundred eight workers and more than seventy journalists all at a us price tag of two trillion dollars that the bush administration failed to end the war. Early on is one of the many gross mistakes that they made including allowing osama bin laden to escape afghanistan according to a senate report from two thousand nine bin laden was quote within our grasp in december two one but the administration let him slip through their hands quoting from the report the decisions that opened the door for his escape to pakistan allowed bin laden emergency potent symbolic figure who continues to attract a steady flow of money and inspired fanatics worldwide. The failure to finish the job represent a lost opportunity. That forever altered the course of the conflict in afghanistan and the future of international terrorism. That report came out twelve years
Dallas County Maintains School Mask Mandate Despite Texas Supreme Court Ruling
"A remarkable public health showdown is taking place right now in dallas county texas where covert cases are spiking. The state supreme court just upheld the gop government is bound on mosque mandates. Well today was the first day of school in dallas. County and the superintendent is defying. Both the governor and the court by making kids wear masks. Dr michael hosa joins me to talk about his decision. Next it's the first day of school in dallas texas today where cova cases are surging and schools are taking safety matters into their own hands today in dallas. County one of the largest school districts in the state over one hundred thousand kids were told to come to class with their mosques on. that's despite rolling from the texas supreme court which sided with republican governor. Greg abbott's bound on. Musk mandates decision by the court which is made up of all republican. Justices is temporary but until a final decision is made kids in dallas county. Schools will be mosque regardless of the court's order. That's because the dallas independent school district superintendent. Michelina hosa is defying that ruling. And he joins me. Now thank you so much for coming on the show this evening. You had a moss. Monday in effect today. How did that go. was it difficult in false. No actually it was quite a positive and in fact it all started happening. Twenty four hours ago we try to plan as to. How are we going to execute our first day. 'cause we got the last minute bali and then when i went to the schools today it was amazing. It was nothing short of phenomenal. A have we have over. One hundred forty thousand students go to school today and i have reports that there. Three students who were not compliant One to at one high school another student. So what this tells me that we're on the site of justice but on the side the people believe in what we're doing as you can see by the pictures here that they know that win very dangerous zone. Despite what the you know elected officials are saying in austin and our own reality. You can't control people this way. If they're not going to be willing to participate then they will shun us. But i was very clear is that people are scared and they aren't going to take precautions to make sure that we're safe for the for now hand for the future so i was very proud of Dallas today
Rush of Troops to Kabul Tests Biden's Withdrawal Deadline
"I will not send another generation americans to warrant afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving different outcome. The united states cannot afford to remain tethered to policies created in response to the world as it was twenty years ago. We need to meet the threats where they are today today a month. After president joe biden announced the united states would withdraw its troops from afghanistan. The fight against the taliban insurgency in the country looks desperate three more major cities kandahar herat unless gaga surrendered to insurgents today leaving southern afghanistan effectively and taliban control now the us deploying nearly eight thousand troops to afghanistan and the surrounding region to begin the evacuation of personnel from the us embassy in kabul while at the same time trying to negotiate assurances from the taliban that they will leave the embassy unharmed if when kabul
Pelosi Defends Decision to Reject 2 GOP Lawmakers for Jan. 6 Committee
"Nancy pelosi put an end to the republican effort to disrupt the work of the select committee on january six. Today there's new reporting the speakers adding even more republicans to the already bipartisan investigation. Many hossan and katie hill are here to talk about at all next. You had hundreds of thousands of people i would venture to say. I think it was the largest crowd. I've ever spoken before. It went from that point which is almost at the white house to beyond the washington monument. It was an an wide and But if you could win was a loving crowd too by the way there was a lot of love. I've heard that from everybody. Many many people told me that was a loving gra correspond with president. Donald trump talking to washington post reporters carolina and philip rucker about the loving crowd at the january. Six rally. just before the insurrection. Now more than five hundred people from the said loving crowd who marched the capital and started a riot have been arrested as a massive investigation into what happened. That day continues the house. Select committee is now moving forward. Today speaker pelosi defended her decision to continue without any of the five republicans picked by house. Minority leader kevin mccarthy after she vetoed two of them and he pulled the three. Select committee is bipartisan. And it has a and it will do. The job it sets out to do. Is my responsibility as speaker of the house. To make sure we get to the truth on this and we will not let their antics stand in the way of that. One republican liz cheney wyoming remains on the committee. They're reportedly been discussions about speaker. Pelosi potentially adding others like congressman adam anger of illinois.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"You won't be surprised to hear that. Republicans i talked to were very pissed off about cheney To say that she she so become a democratic she is a democrat already even though she's one of the traditional house conservatives at just look in her voting record but no. This is the member that democrats are going to lean on that they say is under their pride ability for having a bipartisan. Investigation and republicans were saying she doesn't count effectively part of the political calculation. Here saw hell. And i don't think is the most important thing but to your point is they didn't want trump didn't want an independent commission because it would have more stature more credibility and so they turned against it. Same reason mcconnell whipped against it calling in favors. It's mccarthy went against it. They wanted to be able to attack commissioners partisan and they were going to whatever the makeup was. It seems like just being like enough. You're you're going to run against us anyway yeah. There is a difference of opinion. Chris between how. The two parties have come to view january. Six congress should do about it. Republicans have come to believe the vast majority of them including the leadership of the party. Have come to believe that the justice department should look into it. They should arrest people they should make their charges and let the justice work and everyone should move on. Democrats have a very different view of it. They believe that was a fundamentally fundamental crisis. An attack on american democracy that needs to be zeroed in on an investigated as a way to prevent anything like that from happening again to save the american experiment. I've talked many democrats and they emphasized they overemphasized and they reemphasized that part. I think they do believe that. I don't think they're blowing smoke there and that different turned out to be irreconcilable. Especially when you when you factor in the uncomfortable reality for republicans which is that it was supporters of donald trump. Who violently attacked this building in an attempt. To overturn the result of the election. To overturn joe. Biden's victory so the day off. There are many republicans who appeared very troubled by this and wanted an investigation. But i think as time has gone on the politics have turned and the republicans have taken a different direction saw kapoor and olivia beavers. Both doing great reporting on this today. And thank you both for making time with us. Don't go anywhere The latest on the arrest of donald trump's inaugural committee chair and what it might reveal about the trump administration's very shady foreign entanglements. That's next federal court in the eastern district. New york unsealed a huge seven count. Forty six page indictment yesterday against trump fundraiser inaugural committee chairman. Tom barrack charging him with acting as an agent of the united arab emirates as well as obstruction of justice and lying to investigators. Now we all. Of course remember special counsel robert muller was investigating russian sabotage of the two thousand sixteen election. We heard about that for years but over. The course of his investigation muller also started to look into whether lobbyists for the uae were funneling millions of dollars to the trump campaign. And now with the indictment of tom barrack that profoundly shady and we relationship between trump world and the united arab emirates is starting to make a little more sense so we know that three months before the twenty six sixteen election even happened. Donald trump junior met with an emissary for two wealthy arab princes at the trump tower. The emissary told trump junior at the time that the princes the defacto rulers of saudi arabia. And the were eager to help. His father win election as president. A few months later. I'll donald trump did win and that crown prince anyway guy. Prince mohammad bin zayed known as nbc z. Flew to new york to meet with the president-elect now as new yorker reports it is customary for foreign leaders to notify the american government when they traveled the us but nbc's e did not do so that nbc arrived at the meeting of the trump tower penthouse with an entourage about thirty people use dressed in combat boots jeans and some of his men were armed. Then on inauguration day donald trump's incoming natural security advisor. Mike flynn was texting with former business partners about a hugely controversial private-sector plan that would reportedly be funded by the gulf states including ya to bring nuclear energy to the middle east in fact. Flynn was texting about this plan. Literally ten minutes after donald trump was sworn in as he washed on the day us. Like we've got gotta deal what's going to happen seven days into his presidency. Donald trump might remember signing an executive order known as the muslim ban which well left out the uae. While including other middle eastern countries like syria yemen iraq during trump's first year in office the deputy finance chair of the republican national committee. A guy named elliott brody was helping spearhead a secret campaign to influence the white house and congress for the crown prince's of saudi arabia the uae. God that keeps popping up again and again brody was later charged with conspiring to act as a foreign agent on behalf of other interests malaysian and chinese government interests. Mr brody was a very busy man. Apparently on the day before. Donald trump doses. He pardoned brighty now. We have the indictment of tom barrett who allegedly acted to the you a in its dealings with the executive branch of government. Doing things like advocating for the appointment of individuals favored by the administration and taking steps to advance the us's foreign policy interests by attempting to influence united states foreign policy. One of the people who been reporting on these influence efforts for years connecting the dots between the us trumpworld before anyone else joins me. Next june tenth twenty nineteen reporters. Alex emmons matthew colty intercept published. This piece was about a secret influence. Operation the united states by the united arab emirates involving an emirati businessman and tom barrack a longtime ally ally then president donald trump back was a fundraiser for trump campaign..
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Literally unhealthy. Air on the eastern seaboard. One hundred and seventy six and remember reading articles about political mobilization china around clean air. One of the points that was made in. That piece was if you're a rich businessman in shanghai. There's lots of things you can do to avoid the traffic or put in a water filter or send your kids to a private school but at the end of the day you gotta go outside and walk in the same area as everyone else in shanghai does and you gotta send your kids out to play in it and i thought about that yesterday but there's literally escape from this air like what whoever you were. Obviously people have to work outside. Have it worse but there is a commonality here that i hope is increasingly dawning on people that this is we. Don't get out of this one. Yeah i live in in british columbia and we've had this experience summer after summer and there is something unique about that claustrophobia. Especially in a place where most people don't have air conditioning or any of the kind of filters because the truth is you can buy your way out of it a little bit you can. You know have a sealed. A climate controlled environment with good epa filters and so on and look in china and the private schools are under dome. So never underestimate what. The super rich will do To to to escape the impact of their behavior just look at jeff bezos in his cowboy hat scanning the horizon as for his next toxic. Waste dump i mean. We were told when billionaires went to space they would have some sort of ecological awakening. We didn't realize they were going to be scouting for new new waste outs but yeah i i do think that music moment truly truly i also you know i like to think i can't be surprised by these guys but but that was something that was something else going to space sub orbital About where the soviet dog leica went but coming back and saying i had to relation we need to pollute up there clyde as oh he's a great a great pleasure to talk to you. Thank you so much for making tonight. Great to see. Chris take care. As i mentioned you can read my essay on. How heat is about to restructure..
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Tonight on all your it is. It's taken over pretty much. The entire northeast as republicans fight funding for climate mitigation dangerous smoky. Air blankets northeast as epic. Wildfires burned thousands of miles to the west climate checks that we thought were going to happen in the middle of the century or happening right this minute tonight as her state battles the biggest wildfire in the country. The governor beauregard joins me live that speaker pelosi reverses course seats all five republicans. We will not participate house. Republicans take their ball and go home over the january six investigation plus food to epidemics going on right now. One of them's biological caused by the other is information all the head of the national institutes of health on how to fight cova misinformation. Then there are very few business ever survived in the political in washington. Ever the latest on the arrest of trump's inaugural chairman. And what it can tell us about the president's actions in the middle east and all in starts right now. Good evening from new york. I'm chris hayes. For the last two days much in the northeast and mid west looked like this haze of the sun a thick smog over an entire region of this country. That is very much not used to it. Unlike the mountain west which lives with forest fires is kind of smoke settling over. The eastern seaboard has felt dystopia and new. In fact it's not just your imagination. If it feels that way to you if you live in that part of the country the air quality index in parts of new york city yesterday was over a hundred and seventy.
Trump Ally Tom Barrack Charged With Acting as UAE Agent
"Another. Close trump associate arrested and charged with crimes of corruption. And his name is tom. Barrack is a billionaire businessman. He is accused of illegally lobbying. Donald trump on behalf of the united arab emirates prosecutors in the eastern district york today. Unsealing a huge seven count. Forty six page. Indictment go through it. We've got a reporter. Who's reporting on this. But this is a very important development a bunch of reasons not the least of which because when we last met here at this desk last night we were talking about the fate of the rule of law in the air of donald trump and particularly in the period where the justice department changed hands from attorney general in bar and then the final days of the trump administration. The lackey jeff rosen to joe. Biden's new attorney. General merrick garland last night. Here on this program. We were critical of the fact that justice department had according to reporting declined to prosecute trump's secretary of commerce wilbur. Ross that was according to reporting from both the associated press and government executive. Now that decision not to prosecute a came after the commerce department's own inspector general found at loss had lied to congress about a citizenship question that he wanted to add to the twenty twenty cents. We have an important update to that story. The government executive have both issued corrections. Clarifying that in fact it was the trump justice department that made the decision not to prosecute. Ross not the biden administration which is of course a very very big difference
Trump Secretly Subpoenaed Records of Democrats on House Intelligence Committee
"Breaking news tonight about the trump justice department's abusive power to investigate its enemies new york times reports. Prosecutors subpoenaed apple for data from the accounts of at least two democrats on the house intelligence committee aides and family members. One was a minor all told the records of at least a dozen people tied. The committee were seized in two thousand seventeen and early twentieth eighteen including those representative. Adam schiff of california then the panel's top democrat and now it's chairman katie. Benner covers the justice department from your times is one of the bylines on this story and she joins me now on the phone and thank you. Katie on short notice for joining us. Just walk us through what we know here. Sure the investigation really begins in two thousand seventeen soon. After donald trump became president as we all know there were several stories very unflattering to him also involve the leaks of sensitive or classified information. Jim komi talking. About memo's how. The president had pressured him to drop an investigation to michael national security adviser news about michael finn in michelson conversations with the russian ambassador and whether or not there's a questionable story after story basically detailing things about the trump administration that were highly questionable stories about the ongoing russian investigation which about with new to the public and the white house was determined to figure out who was the source of these leaks. Now people in the all the time administration's best all the time but we also saw as as these leaks were on and prosecutor started to think that they were hitting dead ends that they just never really
Security and Intelligence Failures Led to January 6 Capitol Attack
"Today the senate released a new report finding the capitol. Police leadership did not act on warnings. That trump supporters tried to breach the capital leading. One officer tells senate investigators quote we. Were ill prepared. We were not informed with intelligence. We were betrayed. There's also a lot. The report does not cover as washington. Post greg sargent points out quote. It does not officially described the attack as insurrection instead opting for the word attack and avoids a frank discussion of the role played by one donald. J trump sarah gary. Peters of michigan is the chair of the senate homeland security committee. One of the committees published that report and he joins me now senator. What was the scope of this report. What was the sort of task before your committees. The scope is was limited right from the start. It was bipartisan. A look at what exactly happened on january six in terms of security failures. And why did those failures Car and what sort of changes need to occur to make sure that that ever happens again. And that the capitalist secure the men and women who work in the capital are secure and that our democracy is secure to prevent an attack on the capitol building but it was focused on just those days events. we looked at Intelligence and saw obviously failures in intelligence also saw failures from the leadership of the capitol. Police although i wanna be clear and certainly you're opening showed it vividly that the men and women the frontline men and women who are. They're defending the capital. We're heroes but they were let down by their leadership. It was clear in our investigation that there wasn't a plan in fact during the attack. You'll have officers that. Were on the radio. Saying where's the plan. Who has a plan. Put them in a horrible position and also problems with getting the national guard here and the fact that there needed to be more effective planned up front so we were focused on that we wanted to get a plant a report out that has specific recommendations. That could be acted on very quickly. There are twenty recommendations in this report and we hope to get those in place as quickly as
Senate GOP Blocks Jan. 6 Commission in Victory for Trump
"Today. They have done. The republicans have done the deed some of them do not even have the courtesy respect or courage to stick around to show their face to stand in the well of the senate while they did it. Republicans have successfully filibustered. The creation of a bipartisan commission split evenly between democrats and republicans for a comprehensive inquiry into the deadly direction mob that stormed the capital in january sixth and attempted to throw a fear faire free and fair election while we all watched on television and republicans. Did it with the help of a key accomplice. The senate rules. Here's the vote. Tally ready for this. Do some math in your head so you can figure this one out which ones bigger the vote was fifty four as against thirty five days now in any other context where you're voting and fifty four people want something and thirty five people do not well. That's a win for the as but in the united states senate apparently is not because you need sixty votes over conned filibuster not even sixty percent of those senators who bothered to stick around but sixty votes out of however many there are and the absences to democrats. Were absent senators. Kirsten cinema cinema and of arizona and patty murray of washington nine republicans were absent including senator pat toomey of pennsylvania who according to a spokesperson missed the vote due to family commitments. But would've voted. Yes if he was there
New Video Shows Fatal Arrest of Ronald Greene
"Forty. Nine year old. Ronald a black man living in monroe louisiana died in may twenty. Nineteen after a high-speed chase louisiana state troopers at first green's family says officers told them he died after crashing his car into a tree later. Louisiana state police released a brief statement saying that green had struggled with troopers and died on his way to the hospital for years. Police refused to release body camera footage from that night but now the associated press obtained some of that video and it is incredibly disturbing issues officers using a taser on green punching him in the face and using chokehold also dragging him while he's often on the ground tonight two years after his death. The state police just finally released all of the footage from that night. Nbc news correspondent. Priscilla thompson has been covering the story and she joins me now. Live from monroe louisiana with the latest. Priscilla was their lena that announcement from louisiana state police coming late today a reversal from what they were saying just yesterday. Which was that releasing this footage Would not be done until this. Investigation was complete however today they are saying now that the ap has dropped this second batch of videos. The videos that they have published are not the complete an entire amount of evidence and so that is why they have chosen to release this video in its entirety at this moment now nbc news is still reviewing that newly released video but what we did see from the second batch footage that was dropped by the associated press. Today is ronald grin on his stomach in handcuffs trying to prop himself and turn over on his side and officers commanding him to remain on his stomach one officer even using his foot to keep ronald green down
House Advances Jan. 6 Commission, Despite 175 Republicans Voting Against
"The house voted to create a commission to investigate the insurrection at the capitol on january. Sixth the vote. Two hundred and fifty to one seventy five with just thirty. Five republicans voting in favour. This is pretty remarkable moment on january six of course the leader of the republican party. Donald trump fomented a violent insurrection. Hundreds and hundreds of rioters march for rally near the white house to the united states capitol at trump's explicit invitation where they descended on the building attacking officers and sending members of congress. Republican and democrat cowering barricading themselves in their own chambers offices fearing for their laws. The crowd infamously erected gallows just outside the capitol building wall group that have forced their way inside it. Hang mike pence. Hang mike pence advice. President refused to overturn the election. In the way that donald trump wanted and the purpose of all of it was to steal the election to stop the peaceful transfer of power to keep donald trump in the white house. Now it has been more than four months since that day. There is still so much we do not know about what happened on january six. I mean look at this just today the f. b. i. Released two new videos previously unseen of two new suspects in violent assaults on officers at the capitol. This one suspect tries to rip off and officers gasmask picks up a baton starts hitting officers with it. The other video shows a suspect wearing gloves with metal knuckles punching officers as they tried to defend an entrance to the capital. Fbi also need six more arrests today bringing the total over four hundred and twenty-five and marking one of the busiest days in the criminal investigation coming onto the department of justice
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Because it now under the guise of setting a standardized timeline makes optional for counties that may be a may not want to see expanded access to the right to vote. They can now limit their hours instead of those ours being seventy to seven. They've now from nine to five which may have effect on voters who cannot during business hours on during early voting. It eliminates the the idea. I get the idea. Okay that's enough you asked sir. The georgia laws is one example of the aggressively for lack of a better word anti-democratic laws being pushed and passed by republicans across the country in florida. Republicans passed a law that basically attempts to criminalize protesting. that's going to be challenged. Introducing new crimes aggravated rioting and mob intimidation law also and this is real increases protection so those responding to the demonstrations granting civil legal immunity to drivers who run through crowds of protesters or republicans are also trying to pass a vote a restriction. Bill which would make absentee voting. Harder just passed out of the florida senate rules committee. It's one of hundreds of such bills. According to brennan center for justice as of last month legislators have introduced three hundred and sixty one bills with restrictive provisions in forty seven states. Not just in places where republicans feel might lose but in places like montana where trump won comfortably and they elected republican governor. That governor just signed a pair of laws ending same day voter registration and increasing restrictions on voter identification ari. Berman is a senior reporter mother jones covering voting rights. Also the author of give us the ballot unmodern struggle for voting rights in america and he joins me now. Are you know one of the things that came through. I thought very effectively. In stacey abrams response to senator kennedy. And all these bills there is a kind of death by a thousand cuts. Feel to that small like. Oh we're going to limit this and we're gonna make wouldn't reduce drop boxes and reduce hours and squeeze a little bit. It's all these marginal changes that all go in one direction. That's absolutely right. It's a cumulative impact of voter suppression. Chris and remember in georgia. They initially wanted to do these big sweeping changes. They wanted to get rid of. No excuse absentee voting. They wanted to repeal automatic or distraction. They wanted to cut weekend voting and that was so politically unpopular. They went for these more under the radar changes. They thought people wouldn't be able to understand things like stripping the secretary of state of power after he stood up to trump giving them control over election. Miseration that it didn't have before or throwing out. Ballots are cast in the wrong precinct. And i think the net effect is remember. Trump asked the republican secretary of state georgia to find him eleven thousand votes and the sector. They couldn't do that so now. They are passing these laws to try to find eleven thousand votes and more by making it harder vote in future elections. Georgia's such an interesting example. Because there's a. there's a history there with. Brian camden stacey abrams. Before this there's a longer history there because it's a state in the in the deep south that had all the kind of jim crow laws on the books prior to voting rights ac and now it's a state that flip by this narrow margin huge montana's interesting because it's like republicans did fine. They same voter registration and they did find. You could win an election as a republican. You don't need this and yet same impulse one of the first things. The governor's doing well. This is the playbook all across the country chris. The top priority of the republican party right now is to make it harder to vote and not just in states that joe biden. Obviously that is ground. Zero for the effort places like georgia arizona michigan. This is where they're most desperate to enact these restrictions on voting but they're also pushing them in states that trump won like florida and states that he won quite comfortably like montana and iowa so they're all marching off the same kind of playbook and the laws that they are passing to restrict. Voting rights are very similar all across the country for example georgia. Pass the bill that criminalise giving food and water to people in line that was quite controversial vision. Well similar bills have now been introduced in florida and in talks criminalizing election administration. That's happening not just in georgia. But in iowa in florida in other states in texas and so really not just. They're not just trying to make it harder to vote in all these states. They're trying to make it hard going all the same weights practically state after state after state there is You know there's an ohio story. I saw today about that. Judicial elections that democrats have done pretty well in and they're they don't have the party line listed even though the the judicial people running for these state courts are democrats republicans and the republicans. Want to change it now to have a partisan idea and i thought it was interesting because that is anti-democratic can kind of make arguments in both directions honestly in terms of voter transparency but if yet another example of losing a set of elections and immediately going to the rules as the thing the thing to deal with as opposed to like your message platform. Whatever you're going do well. That's been the playbook all across the country. It hasn't been to reach out to more voters. it's been how to have. Fewer voters participate in the process. And it's always about changing the rules only when they don't work for that so in georgia republicans wrote all of the voting laws and they were perfectly fine with them until democrats started them in large numbers. And it's interesting in florida. They're trying to make it harder to vote by mail. They're trying to get rid of dropbox while they're only doing that. When democrats outnumbered republicans in male voters for the first time so they trump it they talk about trying to get people to vote by mail and then the second democrat. Start doing say no no no we have to get rid of these things really telling that instead of trying to appeal to more voters. They're just trying to have voters participate. And i think that's basically their central organizing principle everywhere when it comes to how they view democracy. Yeah i mean. I think they have a convinced themselves and i. I don't even think the right about this. Here's the crazy thing. I don't think the right. I don't even think the statistics bear it out. But they've convinced themselves. The fewer people voting the better for us and so on the margins. Let's let's let's make it harder ari berman. Who is the the reporter on this beat and has been for awhile. Thanks so much. Thanks for all right. Don't go anywhere as.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"On all end president polls, campaign ads and hitches his prospects on destroying the integrity of the election. Tonight what states are doing to stop trump assault on democracy then the insanity of Republicans leading the covert rescue laps with Senator Sherrod Brown plus stark admission from Dr. Vouch. E on the failure of the federal response to grow in a virus and a shocking new report on how the White House ditch their own cova testing plan because the affected states vote for Democrats when all in starts right now. Good evening from New York I'm Chris Hayes of all the crazy things happening right now there are a lot. The craziest might be something that is not happening. There's no one on the floor of the United States Senate. There's no in their offices they're not on Capitol Hill. If all gone home for the weekend, in fact, they went home yesterday congress is in recess right now the very day that six hundred dollars a week of unemployment insurance bonuses for tens of millions of people has expired. It's done as of today. It's a shocking and disgusting slap in the face from the Republican Senate leadership to struggling Americans the Democratic House has already passed a bill to re re up at. But also think about how insane this is politically. There's an election less than one hundred days. You might have noticed the Republican Party currently has a majority in the Senate it's defending a bunch of intensely contested seats. There's a sitting Republican president probably heard that too he's up for reelection. The country is in a once in a century catastrophe. The Gross Domestic Product is down nearly a record ten percent in just one quarter just look at bat chart. That's where we are there tens of millions of people unemployed more than one hundred and fifty three thousand Americans are dead for a pandemic that is raging across the country. And the CDC is now forecasting the total American death toll could hit one hundred and eighty, two, thousand by August twenty second. In about three weeks. Opening in person instruction up and down the country restaurants are going out of business, right and let baseball can barely function. All of American life is torn asunder. We are drowning here folks and Senate Republicans are just like peace, Summer Fridays. You know how we do. Reveals a deep truth about the Republican Party right now. But a governing level they have no answers for the catastrophe political level. They are acting like a party that understands they are about to get creamed. It's an accident that half the Republican Senate Caucus is rebelling against doing anything some of those prominent opponents or people who clearly have their eyes on the future people senators Ben Sasse, Josh Holly, and Ted Cruz. People were very clearly already pivoting to be the tough austerity opposition in a future democratic presidency after their own party basically destroyed the country. You have the CO founder of the conservative federalist, society. The group that has essentially hand-picked the president's. Chew Supreme, court nominees, and all his appellate nominees and all the judges he's confirmed. A man who rose the defensive trump amidst the motor investigation calling trump's latest outrageous tweet about postponing the election fish cystic his words, and impeachable. Now. Maybe he just was really offended by that tweet by by what it meant or maybe he's cashing in his chips having already won the conservative judges that he wanted. You former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan writing the Republican Party has to be rebuilt. You the President and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Knifing each other publicly today I don't think people quite realize what happened on this, but McConnell has said from the beginning and this is itself nuts. That he's number one priority amidst the pandemic, that's now killing an American every minute is to make sure the bosses can make you go back to work and then you can't sue them. Okay. So liability protection. That's what Mitch McConnell cares about Donald Trump who actually has a better sense of what is politically popular the Mitch McConnell basically had his spokesperson say say we don't care about liability protection we just want to get the money out the door And that's because of course, they understand the reelection depends on. Republicans are losing the generic ballot by eight points. Trump approval rating is at forty percent. He's looting in head to heads with Joe Biden by eight points. Right now, he is losing all the swing states. They're behind in Senate races according to the polling in Maine in Colorado way behind in Arizona, they're competitive in a bunch of states they should not be or people didn't anticipate North Carolina and those are real races. Political reports Republicans are worried about losing even more seats in the house. Which is hard to do at this point because they're pared down to basically the bare minimum after two, thousand, eighteen, the one thing the Republican Party could do to turn it. All around would be competently govern the country and to get a handle on the panic, but they cannot do that. and. So this point, Donald Trump is just getting up and knocking over the chess. Board. You know his campaign suspended their AD spending less than one hundred days before the election. They slow down there. August. Ad By an election year with a record setting amount of money sitting the bank with referred to as the death. Star. And I think the reason they got some negative press. They've reversed himself to the reason I think is right now. The new plan basically happening right in front of is, is to undermine the election itself. Increasingly. It's clear that that's going to be the sum total of trump's campaign. To use the tools of the federal government to sabotage and disrupt the administration free and Fair Elections Ascend Federal Forces in the swing states to create viral content to slow down the mail from the post office when people are afraid to vote in person and then to undermine legitimacy of mail in ballots. All, the president's mail in ballot focused and it's not just the president. It's the RNC IT Stephen Miller. It's people coming to his defense. If you want trump TV, it's not a temper Tantrum it's a concerted strategy. They, WanNa make it harder to vote in the midst of a pandemic. They wanted to be the case that there people vote in person and the other people vote by mail. And then they can just kind of try to get rid of the mail in ballots. It's pretty clear. One Way to do that is to slow down the mail in general, which is what they are already doing right in front of our eyes. Here's a headline watching post- postal service backlog sparks worries that ballot delivery could be delayed November. We've been covering this story night after night and I've been getting dozens of emails from people work in the post office who are customers who worked in before about the male slowing down about how weird it is to be told to leave mail. And is the Washington Post Greg. Sargent reported today in all these Swing States Arizona Florida Wisconsin Pennsylvania, and Michigan Ohio and Georgia. It is not a question of when you mail your ballot right the postmark. It's question when it's received. The male is too slow so it doesn't get their by election day well..
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Evening from New York I'm Chris Hayes today. George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston as the protest sparked by his killing, continuing small towns and big cities across America undeterred, in fact, even invigorated by President who has set himself in opposition to the protesters. The conditions in this country in so many ways have changed so much in the past couple of weeks over the past months is almost impossible for US covering it day in day out watching the news and the headlines to fully conceive of where things stand. How much the world in this country changed, those changes have proven to be task strange paradoxical nature of Donald Trump's political strength. His ability to hold tightly do is. Despite repeatedly saying and doing terrible things that would sink virtually any other politician. Back in two thousand sixteen trump infamously said you'll recall could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot. Somebody would not lose any voters. He said it sort of surprised bemused. It turns out that ushering the worst cataclysm in the nation in a century guiding the economy and recession and standing in opposition to majority of Americans support the protests and say police need to change well. It turns out that all does have an effect. Day by day more data accrues to show how politically wiki is. How politically imperilled and how much the actual crises of the country are overwhelming his ability to distract Americans and manipulate the media. fivethirtyeight polling average on April. I had trump your forty six percent approval for the past ten weeks. He's seen that approval rating steadily erode dropping nearly five points down to forty one percent. That may not look like a lot, but keep in mind. This is someone who polling has been remarkably stable. Also the poll suggests Donald. Trump would be absolutely crushed by Joseph Biden if the election were held today. Get this and just the past week pulls. A came out showing Biden up fifteen points in Michigan up nine Wisconsin. Up. To Ohio tied in Iowa tied in Texas, all states trump won in two thousand sixteen. After. A recent CNN poll showed Biden up. Fourteen points nationally trump got so upset that he and He retained a highly respected pollster to analyze poll. Another's which I felt were all caps fake. Terrible numbers have taken such a toll on the president's fragile ego. The trump campaign is spent slightly more than four hundred thousand dollars on Cable News ads where well in the swing state of Washington DC over the past month, according to the daily beast, even though he no shot up winning there or in the surrounding states, it's an apparent effort to show the president who spend most of his day all of his day. Something like that watching Cable News and tweeting. They're running ads for him. They got his back. And then today amidst the national conversation just moved so quickly on police reform that even conservative Republicans like Flying Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Have placed themselves on the side of reform. And it's this. Change public opinion, the president of the United States today took took aim at the frail cancer, surviving seventy-five-year-old lifelong peace activist in Buffalo, named Martin Buccino a man who gently approached the cops to talk to them, and was shoved to the ground in front of us all. Blood pooling next to his head. Mr Gino who has spent his life, advocating for causes like peace and justice had to spend nearly a week in the ICU. The president today decided to suggest the elderly posters press. Chester could be ANTIFA provocateur. WHO's trying to scan police communications earned a blackout the equipment by the way he fell harder than was pushed. Setup? In response to that. Insane Disgusting Conspiracy Theory Martino himself told USA Today and the at he has quote no comment. Other than black lives matter just out of the ICU should recover eventually, thanks. Always been this kind of feral candy nist the way the trump plays politics. We've all seen it, and it can be hard to tell. Is this man a master manipulator? We'll just kind of brain dead regurgitation of the dark fantasy that make up his media diet. Right now sure seems like the ladder, doesn't it? President is running options slipping the polls. None of his tricks are working, but of course he will stop at nothing to hang onto power, which is why he has been trying to whip up this frenzy of illegitimacy around the basic administration and free and fair elections in this Democratic Republic, and also why his Republican allies have in making it harder for people to vote either by mail despite the pandemic in person. which brings us to election day? Today was election day. Five states held primaries including NBC, including Georgia where NBC News Projects Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential primary. Not that surprising he's the only one left in the race, and this was a scene in the state of Georgia earlier today. Look at. Primary voters mostly in counties that are majority white, having to wait an hours long lines, hours and hours many turned away from the polls mid problems with voting machines any lack of available balance. To come here and you think that you're actually taking an active part in bringing bringing about social change and you get here and it's like I can't go. You don't know if this is just negligence or is. This does deliver. You don't know where it's coming from is just really bad round. It really was a.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Joining me now for more on the president's attempt to pass the blame onto the state Democratic Congresswoman Paul of Washington and congresswoman. You know I suppose the silver lining of the president wanting to essentially delegate and blame is that at the very least he's not like ordering states back into business or things like that at the very least gotten out of the way enough that states that have managed it well like the state of Washington. Your state and I know you've been in a lot of contact with local leaders about this. Have been able to do what they needed to do. I suppose that's the one upside. What what is the cost of this kind of back seat? Approach the president's taking well Chris I mean I think that first of all what we really need to do is liberate ourselves from this president because he has not been helpful in coordinating a federal response. Now some of the people on his team have been we have been able to work closely with some of those people including Dr Foul not a doctor. Burks even the vice president but I think in order for us to beat this virus which is the central question is not about opening up the economy. If we're GONNA open up the economy we have to beat the virus and that is central to this and if the federal government had a coordinated response to how we were GONNA put in place the ability to have testing the the ability to have contact tracing. That is what we need steady supply of the equipment. The tasks all of those things but tied to that in this. Your previous guests was speaking to this. In the meantime we have to make sure we're dealing with the economic devastation. That we have already seen twenty two million people who have filed new unemployment claims in the last month this is going to be a quick downward spiral unless we quickly have a bold solution and that is why. I introduced my paycheck Guarantee Act last week the Senate also just introduced something very similar. What this would do is ensure that we keep people on paychecks. We stanch the flow of unemployment Which is what other countries in Europe have done Germany France Denmark and we ensure that paychecks and benefits continue for workers by directing that money to businesses to put into that payroll and benefits would also does from a public health perspective is gifts incentives for people to stay home for businesses to stay closed and workers to stay home for as long as public health dictates and when we ramp up it is not going to be turning on a light switch. It's going to be a slow ramp up that if we need to re shudder as you were talking about which is really a very real possibility when ninety to ninety five percent of the time. Yeah we'll be uninfected. That's a very real possibility. So we would need to be able to have businesses re shudder and my proposal would allow for us to scale. So if a business is losing seventy percent of its revenue it would get seventy percent of the amount and it would automatically renew based on economic triggers that we would have to meet is so that we know the crisis is over. I wonder about you know. There's there's the there's sort of two things right. There's the virus in the economic devastation. And we have to sort of do both and managing that economic devastation is the thing that will facilitate the conditions to allow us to do what we have to do to to to beat back the virus or do you think there is enough urgency right now among your colleagues. I talked to Jeffrey Speaker. Closest week to to get a bill passed. I mean clearly. There wasn't enough money there. He just in the pay payroll protection. Act which is designed to precisely the way you say right. The the loans are forgivable key people on payroll. Is there enough urgency? Are you moving quickly? Enough is enough being done to kind of keep people supportive. Well I think the problem is. We've tried to use existing systems to deliver relief but those systems are not designed to deliver this kind of relief in this day in aid. So we've used unemployment insurance. That's great but we can't have twenty two million New People joining a unemployment insurance and expect to be able to process that quickly the paycheck protection program was a good set of principles. And as you point out similar to what I'm doing but number one it is incredibly inefficient in how it's delivered using a network of banks and the small business administration when we could go straight from treasury to a business on top of that it's only for companies that have less than five hundred businesses that have less than five hundred workers. Small businesses are incredibly important and so are the large businesses. Small businesses have much less relationship to banks so they are disadvantaged in getting the P and large businesses that have laid off twelve hundred workers. We also need to address the issues of how we keep those workers on paychecks because at the end of the day if we don't prevent this enormous mass unemployment that is here our economy will continue to go into a downward spiral. We won't be able to stimulate consumer demand. We will lose too many businesses on any can't be alone. Even forgivable mine would be a grant that would be made directly to the business. It would be very simple very streamline and we would keep the economy going even through partial recovery so that we can continue to at least hold a level of stasis in the economy rather than trending down congresswoman. Dr Paul. Thank you so much thank you. Chris had the deadly game. Some of the president's most vocal supporters are playing downplaying. The human cost the pandemic in order to get back to business as usual. Set the record straight next. Hey It's Chris. As this week on my podcast wise is happening. I'll be talking with computational biologist Carl Bergstrom but what we do and don't know about the corona virus once these things get out there.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"We need a coordinated approach between the federal government and the states. All he's doing is walking in front of the parade but he is nothing to do with the timing of the parade because he can't handle the responsibility day. Donald trump tried to steer the blame to Democrat governors launching a really unhinged series of dangerously provocative tweets calling on people to protect their second amendment rights and liberate states shutdown by democratic governors. All this while armed. Trump supporters are actively protesting in these state capitals. The reason why he is so desperate to shift the blame is because the blame is coming because the scale of the national emergency we're going through is impossible to ignore here are some headlines from last twenty four hours in American life. The Republican governor by what were schools closed for the rest of the year Republican Governor Mississippi. Who WAITED AWHILE. Do a shelter in place extended his shelter in place order for another week. The Grand Island Area Nebraska now has a cove in nineteen case rate comparable to some of the hardest hit states in the country in fact CNN reports bump and corona virus cases is most pronounced in states without stay at home mortars Oklahoma saw fifty three percent increase in cases over the past week. South Dakota a whopping two hundred and five percent spike be LOMPOC. Federal Penitentiary in California has the worst outbreak in a prison. Sixty nine inmates and twenty five staff members infected twenty. Five people died at just one nursing home in Wayne New Jersey. Ninety percent of the people living at the facility have symptoms and there are thousands of Moore who died in nursing homes across the country. The disease is touching every corner of the country. Here's how the owner of family funeral home in Brooklyn New York explained the reality there the other big issue that we have in New York City. Craig is there a very few crematories? There's really less than a handful in the whole city of New York. And so right. Now for instance. If you wanted to be cremated in Brooklyn the next available date is mid. May in two cases of people exper- facetime so that they could so that they could say goodbye to their husband or say goodbye to their mom. So but it's it's not. It's not how we're made. Both as an industry is a family run funeral home but not has where meat is humans. We look for that visual that that human contact in. It's not possible right now. It's not safe. President's failure has brought us. This moment didn't have to be this way the. Us and South Korea both reported the first confirmed cases on the very same day. Around two hundred. Thirty people have died from the disease in South Korea. Over thirty six thousand have died here in the US. It's now everywhere in this country. It is devastating. And there's no more avenue to a song and dance about boosting the stock market. Happy Talk. That's why you see the president saying today. The states have to step up testing. Even that is an acknowledgement of the failure. A concession of how bad things are and that's what fomenting all the protests is about and trying to restart party two point. Oh the president and his allies are desperate and the knowledge. It's bad it's going to be bad and the political question for them now is. Can we blame someone else? Can we blame the worst part of this reality? Is there some things? Only the federal government can do every state and local officials in saying that today was basically a declaration by the federal government of. You're on your own and not just to the states. This is key to us. Every American every family member worried about a loved one in a long term care facility or in a prison driving the bus for living or working in a beat packing plant. You're on your own figuring out. The president's transparent blame shifting has not been lost some traditional conservative folks. James Pathak UCA's at the American Enterprise Institute tweeted so trump tells the governor. They're calling the shots at the same time. He's encouraging resistance against those shots being called. What now and Jim Pathak ujpest joins me now. You have been a trump skeptic though a conservative Jim. But you've been writing about just the sort of when you step back and take a scale at look at where we are right now stipulated. This virus is nasty and difficult and the policy challenges are real and the best government in the world would screw up but the overall picture right now is really bad and I feel like there's a little bit of denial about that It is bad. Listen I think this was a poor response especially given the fact that people like to call this a black swan but the black swan has appeared like every few years since about two thousand. Five's I don't have a lot of patience for the we never saw this coming. How how did we know? Clearly our response could be better. I think every voter in America every citizen should expect a lot more from their government. But sort of here we are. What are we going to do going forward? I'm sure there's going to be some sort of commission in the future but what we do right now and the last thing the president should be doing is telling people like resist your governors. Don't listen to your governors but we need is this reopening process to go as smoothly as possible. So we don't have. We don't have a second wave of outbreaks and that this terrible economy right now doesn't last beyond June because if we get a second wave of outbreaks that we're going to have twenty five percent unemployment in the third quarter and twenty five percent unemployment in the fourth quarter that can be avoided but we need to do things now. This is the part of this. That has been so maddening to me. From the moment from late February the incentives should be aligned. The incentive for the president should be to manage this as well as possible so that as few people get sick as people die and the economy rebounds as quickly as possible. If you do a good job you should be rewarded by voters and likewise if you do a bad job and yet instead it's being managed to get through the next news cycle to plausibly. Be Able to blame the governor of Michigan for the lockdown in your state. But that's not good. That's very short sighted strategy. You can't worry about the news cycle. You sort of have to accept that you're going to go through a period here where the where. The market's going to be down by a lot that the economy is going to be down by a lot. That unemployment is going to go up and you need to get through this period so we can get control this virus and then prepare for the recovery. Prepare for when the shutdown is over. And hopefully get a sharp rebound. But you don't have that initial pain. They're not going to gain on the other end and it's going to be. I mean the election the least of it. But you know he won't get reelected if we have a third quarter where the economy's out another fifty percent annualized right because you're you're saying here and I think this is really important right. Is that if you screw up the quote unquote reopening. If you promise a reopening people go back to work and then in places that do this you see massive outbreaks and they are forced to essentially shuttering retreat. I've already seen Wall Street. Desperately wants to bid up prices because they definitely wants to believe there's a v. Shape here but they will get spooked like crazy if that happens and you will see a second crash Chris. Every forecast has the economy following it. Oh by a huge amount now but then roaring back in the you know the third quarter and fourth quarter assumes that we've sort of seen the worst of it at this point that that there won't be a second wave if that happens all bets are off. What do you think about this? Sort of the weird interplay between the sort of the fact on one day he. He announces a plan. The plan itself is defensible. The eighteen page plan phase one face to face three delegates states authorities and the next day is sort of inciting protests against people that are essentially more or less falling the plan that his own government laid out the day before so now so not only did he follow that plan but then they also it'd be a lot of planets sort of vacation spots that are redefining things so you really are counting on these governors. Do a fantastic job. Never probably never going to have them on testing. We want so we have to make sure that we have them on a social distancing that they open reopen places and logical matter so they need to ace it and if they do well then the president will do well. But you have to. You cannot worry about what's happening in the next forty six hours. Orders Protests in Michigan or Minnesota. You may love those people may be wearing your trump hats but you need to be thinking about what's going to happen in August September October November. You you're someone who pays a lot of attention to macroeconomic trends to both fiscal monetary policy. I think you and I have sort of different views on some of that stuff but but I think that you you very clearly WanNa make sure as I do. My big fear is this becomes a ripple effect that then like a snowball rolling. A mountain gathers a kind of steam as an economic contraction that when the virus goes away. Can't be unwound right. What what do you see as the crucial steps to make sure we don't end up with that and I think by far crucial stop is trying to keep things sort of intact. Yes you want people to have money so they can pay their bills and pay their rent. We make sure there's an economy to come back to which is why this whole small business support has been so important. It's gotten off to a slow start. They ran through the SBA so ended up being a little. Bit more bureaucratic. They should've they should've allotted three four five times as much money from the very beginning. So now it's now their money and they have to pass new bill. But now there's debate between Democrats or Republicans that hunk particularly of the economic. Spor plan really needs to work. Well it needs to start working better and it needs to start working better immediately because you had to continue disintegration of American business particularly small business companies five hundred employees or less then. I think you really are looking toward a very long miserable recovery. You may not technically qualifies depression for sure. GonNa feel like it. Keeping those folks in business and afloat is K. Jim Pathak UCA's similarly always make sure thank you very much. Thank you Chris Hayes. Joining me now for more on the president's attempt to pass the blame onto the state Democratic Congresswoman Paul of Washington and congresswoman. You.
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"Good evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes the. Us has had among the worst most catastrophic responses the kroner bias among pure nations and that is in large part because the president has failed at every turn and the result is unprecedented illness and misery and death in this country and that doesn't include the economic devastation. That has been this president sole focus from the beginning as he attempts to save his own political future. That means the toll of this virus becomes more and more clear every single day and can't be happy talked away. President trump now needs to find someone to blame for the crisis that he helped bring about. That's what today has been all about for the president a day after telling nations governors. You're going to call your own shots. He tweeted the states. Have to step up their testing as the Washington Post reports. Trump's the buck stops with the state's posture is largely designed to shield himself from blame. Should there be new outbreaks after states reopen or for other problems according several current and former senior administration officials involved in response. Think about that. They're designing it around. Blame shifting all along trump has wanted to have it both ways. He wants credit for anything. That goes well even for things that don't really ever happen. Like the almost not existed drive through testing and Walmart and target parking lots. We were promised that he wants to make sure the blame sticks to anyone but himself a Susan Glasser put in the New Yorker ultimate power and no responsibility in a press conference today. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo summed up the president's cowardly. Were here as backup except when we can take credit. Mantra this is mayhem. We need a coordinated approach between the federal government and the states. All he's doing is walking.
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"Affecting behavior at the polls the record-breaking number from Super Tuesday next a lot of good news on turn out from last night's primaries and really in the whole contest. We've had up to this moment. So far turnout was up over two thousand sixteen in all but one of the fourteen states have voted yesterday though to still too early to tell in California because they are still counting. The votes turnout was also up for the previous for a contest by varying degrees Iowa New Hampshire Nevada and South Carolina. But last night. We saw record breaking numbers in Virginia. Turnout was nearly double what it was in two thousand sixteen and even surpassed two thousand eight South Carolina. New Hampshire also beat the previous cycles so we should know there's population group growth for all those states as well and part of the turnout. Surge is due to reform the Democratic Party. Four states switched over from holding caucuses two primaries this year and so they saw not surprisingly the turnout explode in Colorado participation seven times higher than in two thousand sixteen Washington Post writes that part of this spike could be tracked to quote antipathy towards President Trump. That continues to galvanize. Suburban moderates to get engaged in democratic politics. Washington Post models suggested that Biden won nearly sixty percent of voters who sat out the two thousand sixteen primary but voted yesterday. The Biden possibly receive nearly ninety percent of Hurley Clinton's twenty sixteen voters but this race is far from over. We'll talk with the landscape. The rest of what is still a very very active contest. Next Hey it's MSNBC's Chris as this week on my podcast. Why is this happening? I'll be talking with. Ns kanter an NBA star. Who has been exiled from his native Turkey due to his religious beliefs. The Turkish government sent police in my house in Turkey and they took every electronics away phones. Away computers away laptops away. They're rated the whole house and took chunks away. They wanted to see if I am still in contact with my family or not. That's this week. I'm why is this happening? Search wise is happening. Wherever you're listening right now and subscribe always.
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"Corona viruses spread every nation has faced policies along a spectrum from containment to mitigation containment aims to identify isolate. The viruses stop it spread when it first appears in a country with the hope that maybe you could just kind of snuff out eventually. Though what's happened in country after country the virus gets out among the population and then governments are forced to move to mitigation approaches. The problem is that mitigation is just incredibly disruptive Bo socially and economically just last week a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control Deck. Dr Nancy Massoni warned that as the virus spreads which was inevitable mitigation efforts are going to be implemented the disruption to everyday life might be severe. But here's the thing. These mitigation efforts are necessarily disruptive. You have to start doing these. Big Societal things means of slowing transmission. And I don't want to talk to three people who know how to deal with this kind of thing are thinking about how to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio currently trying to contain the corona virus city congresswoman. Donna Shalala Florida who served as secretary of Health and Human Services under president. Bill Clinton and Dr. Pierre Hotel has back on the program professor and Dean of Baylor College of Medicine's National School of Tropical Medicine. Mr Mayor let me begin with you. We know that there have been some cases in the New York area. There's reports of New York City teacher who travelled to Italy who may be showing symptoms. How how were you thinking about? What steps you're taking at. The city level containment exactly is the strategy look. We you're still thinking of containment. Oh absolutely because the the the sad reality. That's going to be the history. This is the United States. Government had focused on decentralized approach getting testing out early. We would be an entirely different reality. That could have been done weeks ago but the fact of New York City now finally has independent testing capacity. As of Monday means we can aggressively go out. Identify potential cases. We're ruling out the vast majority when we test the ones that we find. We are able to take them and contain them meaning isolate them and stay at least for now a head of the situation so. I think if you take a muscular approach and we have a huge public health apparatus and we now in New York City guarantee people healthcare regardless of ability to pay regardless of documentation status. So we've got a very open environment. We're inviting people in daycare. That gives us the best chance. We actually might stay ahead of this for a period of time congresswoman you. Hhs and we're starting to see sort of early. Signs part of the problem policymakers have faced. Is that taking these kind of big mitigation. Efforts is is disrupted right. You cancel conferences or you get rid of corporate travel or you ask people to work from home today. We saw in the state of Washington. They're asking for that. And policymakers are reticent to do that because it disrupts people's lives how. How should we be thinking about that? Balance and trade off. Well that is a balance in. It's a judgment call but first of all we have to have our testing apparatus in place Look we have world class physicians scientists at the CDC at the FDA at the NIH that are working on this in addition with the vice president in charge of. We were briefed today. I have some hope that the government is starting to come together now. I don't think it's useful for us to just beat up the government you know. Fear is virus and we have to be careful in this process. The president was totally undisciplined. They tried to set him straight on the vaccines but he is undisciplined. So we have to move beyond that and the first line of Defense our state and local governments. Luckily New York City has a world class health public health system which has had a lot of experience dealing with AIDS and TB and other infectious diseases. And they're an an Washington state. Which is the epicenter. Now also has a very good health system. We've got to fund them appropriately. The problem here is that we have never funded this country for readiness in public health. We've never put the kind of resources together. So we don't have to add Hockett every time we see a disease and see a new virus and frankly there's another virus coming along. I don't know what its name is but then the next year or two we're going to see it and unless we're ready for it it's going to just be another ad hoc process. Dr Dr Hotels. Where do you a given given the sort of limited testing we've been doing and now we're getting more mass deployment? How is your what is your understanding of where we are right now in the US. Thanks for having me Chris. It's great to be here. You know what we're seeing now is the beginning of evidence of community spread and it's really taking off now in the Seattle area and Washington. Dc and based on that. We've already seen what we can expect. And it's it's not great in for instance in the nursing. Home in Kirkland. We've already seen seven deaths and there may be more to follow so what that's telling us. Is We know from the studies in Wuhan that the mortality rates the death rate among older people over seventy as ten fifteen percent. So you're hearing strange messages. This is just the flu or a mild virus. Certainly if you're over the age of seventy that's not the case. This virus is ripped through the nursing. Home like the angel of death and we have to recognize now that every nursing home in the country is potentially vulnerable including because of our guests tonight Miami and New York City. And we have to get ready for that. So we've got a now strategically place our testing such a way that we're going to protect those individ but we've seen with other populations as well. Our healthcare workers are highly vulnerable again. We saw listen Wuhan. We knew this was coming. So we know our healthcare workers and if they start to go down the whole system falls apart and there are others among taxi. Drivers Uber Drivers highly risk. So I think the message is as we increase the number of kits and I hope that that happens very soon. We're GONNA have to be strategic at least in the beginning how we use them and focus all of our energy on protecting those highly vulnerable populations right now Dr Houghton just as important. I think is sort of important to stress here right because people are worried about the virus. And there's a difference between the Personal Mike Pence d you. The risk is low right now and he's right even Italy Italy's got sixty million people's got five thousand cases right. That's a tiny fraction Italian relation. Right like you compared to car accidents fluids so it's that the individual risk to you watching this right now is is relatively low that changes if you're compromising it's the systemic risk right. I mean the the capacity of public health hospitals in New York City. The number ventilators you have I mean. Is that how you are thinking about it as mayor? Yeah I mean. Look when you're responsible for people's health and safety you actually start with the individual to be fair so for those older folks for those folks who are compromise. Our job is to try and see if we can get to them in time to help them right to identify or protect them in whatever way we can but your bigger point is exactly right. The irony here is I mean for the vast majority of people. Even if they contracted it's not going to be a seismic experience it is the dislocation of the whole society of the economy the way it knocks out our ability to do a lot of other things. We need to look the best defensive offense in this case I think which is to again very as much as humanly possible contain and I understand. There are limits to that ultimate ultimately as much as possible test contain. Get the measures out there to try and help people in need the shocking thing here. I think this is. This is the harbinger of things to come in a globalised world. New Strains of bacteria resistant strains new diseases emerging and a healthcare system. That's antiquated we're gonNA see more this. If ever there was an advertisement for Medicare for all. We're seeing it right now with the corona virus. And Look we've done as I said we're guaranteeing healthcare right now in New York City. We're saying whoever YOU ARE REGARDLESS OF BILL. Pay You get a permanent here. Dr. We have a way to help you with our public hospitals and clinics. This has to be our future or these kind of things will run wild part. You talked Congressman about about some of the holes in the public health system in the US. Are you concerned about the ways in which say lack of public of lack of sick days or people's fears about attest there's a Miami man I think who tested and got a huge bill might impact the way that we can comprehensively deal with us? He got a huge bill because he had a junk. Healthcare plan which All of us have jetted to over the last few months. We've just passed a bill a few hours ago for eight billion dollars. That's a down payment on putting together of the systems that we need To to deal with this virus. And that's just a down payment. We know that we have to glue the healthcare system together and make deep investments in state and local health systems and give everyone access. If a doctor says you ought to go get a test. You ought to be able to get that test. The commercial testing system has now been employed so that we don't have to depend just on the academic health centers and the state testing systems We're going to use the commercial systems. And they're already gearing up to make sure that we have tests available for those who need those tests but targeting the populations that are vulnerable is going to be critical in the days and weeks ahead. Dr Hotels you've talked about some of the lessons we've learned from Wuhan. Which is the epicenter of the outbreak? And one I wanted to talk about how to make evaluations government evaluations evaluations on big policy. Decisions like closing schools from Japan did. Italy announced today is closing schools. Iraqi Kurdistan is closing Friday prayers in mosques. What's the tipping point? How do you make that decision from an epidemiological standpoint? Well I think we're gonNA depend on the level of transmission in the community. We may not be far from that In the Seattle area and we'll have to see how this moves forward in the coming weeks. Remember how this works and we saw it with Zeka in in two thousand sixteen. You know you've got tremendous health. Department New York City Health Department as the mayor points is one of the finest in the world. That's outstanding in Miami a Houston in Harris County outstanding health departments. That's the gold standard. Unfortunately there are a lot of health departments in this country. That don't meet that gold standard. We saw this Zico. There are some especially in some of the smaller towns were Larry's there's almost zero capacity to manage this and handle this. I'm hoping that a good chunk of that whatever. The number is seven eight billion dollars. We'll go the bill. That capacity as the congressman points out. We should have been ready for this before because the next virus is going to come along. We just have vast variability heterogeneity in the ability of our local public health departments to respond. Great Point Mayor Bill Brazo Congresswoman. Donna Shirley Ila Dr Peter Hotels. Thank you all so much head. There's a lot of good news about the turnout on Super Tuesday but it's potentially brutal presidential race runs headlong into Corona Virus. How that could affect the outcome. Stay with us..
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"The United States does not seem to understand what a vaccine is. The failure of the administration's response to Corona virus is making things worse next. It has now been a week. Since the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first community transmission of Corona virus in the United States that someone getting ill without some known association with a traveller in the affected area. Now here's the CDC web page on Corona Virus. I go to it every day. It is updating once a day it is raw trong says there are nine total deaths from the virus in fact there are now eleven confirmed s got two more today the CDC also says there eighty total cases in the US. The case number is almost certainly higher. In fact John's Hopkins Private University that's Been Monitoring Global Pandemic has compiled data showing that. There are at least one hundred and fifty three cases in the US. I mean she. News is counting one hundred and fifty eight including from the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Why does this matter it matters? Because transparent communication about the scope of the situation is one of the key lessons we have learned from the other places that have experienced the pandemic we here in the. Us are getting this rather late. We had the benefit of learning from the mistakes of the many countries that came before us and the trajectory this virus and there are two things that we have learned or should have learned one you have to be clear honest and transparent about the scope of the virus infection and you need to test to do so. We are failing to do that miserably right now yesterday. Finally nearly a week into his tenure overseeing their sponsor Corona Virus Vice President Mike Pence so the US plans to send out two thousand five hundred testing kids under the week to test up to one point. Five million people. That's a start but it is still going to take too long to get that. Testing passed up and running nationwide and when the test do deploy case numbers. This country will spike. Which will freak people out? They shouldn't be. The whole point is that we do not know how many cases there are because inexplicably. We have not been testing nearly enough now for at least a week and probably longer is the Atlantic put it the official coronas virus. Numbers are wrong and everyone knows it and that is true every expert. I've talked to doctors epidemiologists public health experts. They are tearing their hair out of the fact that we do not know how many cases there are one. Infectious Disease expert writes that after more testing he expects Seattle look like Wuhan China around January first when they are reporting the first cluster of patients with unexplained viral pneumonia Wuhan. Does that sound familiar because that was the epicenter of the outbreak. This is a serious thing. It's not real worthy. Not everyone's going to die. It's a serious thing that needs to be dealt with seriously and right now. The federal government is failing. They are failing to do that. And they appear to be failing for reason. The reason is the person at the top of the federal government does not want to deal with the problem. He very clearly wants it to go away. He said cases are going to go down to zero. He says he's hoping for a miracle. Or maybe it will go way seasonally. He's spent the last week talking about a vaccine which is not the point. The vaccines going to take a year to eighteen months which the president cannot accept. Take a second and listen to this exchange and note that the president of the United States doesn't even understand what a vaccine is let alone. How long it takes develop on really that a vaccine that our table I mean Johnson and Johnson adviser all these great companies a shooting in President vaccine made and start testing a vaccine point. So he's asked. The question is in a lawyer is going to be at the earliest year to year and a half no matter how they treated will begin excited. You.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Evening from New York. I'm Chris Hayes. The race to the Democratic presidential nominee has changed dramatically over the last three days and particularly in the last twenty four hours. It is now effectively a two person race. Only Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders can feasibly earn enough delegates to win the nomination. This clear last night but then two things happened today. That made it even more of a two person race. I Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the race threw his support to Biden and then after missing the fifteen percent delegate threshold in most Super Tuesday states elizabeth campaign manager center an email. The staff this morning saying they are quote disappointed the results and that warm. We'll be going to take time right now to think through the right way to continue this fight. Last night was surprising delegate. Victory for Joe Biden who is expecting Bernie Sanders to win the evening and basically just wanted to survive the night with not too big of a lead for Sanders. Instead it was Biden who won states where he was pulling away behind just a few days ago he won Minnesota and Maine. He Went Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren Home State where she came in Third Biden also managed to pull out a victory Texas which many people were not anticipating exit polls show that late deciding voters broke heavily for Joe Biden. Much of sudden success was powered by people who decided to vote for him right before they cast their votes. And of course that happened following the very intense concerted consolidation of a certain part of the Democratic Party behind Joe Biden. One of the most influential figures in all of South Carolina. Politics Congressman. Jim Clyburn kick it off with a key endorsement right. Before the South Carolina primary last weekend then former candidates people to judge Amy Klobuchar to work all endorse Biden Monday night Joe Biden now according to our estimates has a fifty to delegate lead on Bernie Sanders Today Sanders held a press conference where he talked up his winning California and look forward to the upcoming primaries in states like Michigan Washington. Now Sanders is not out of it for sure but the problem is once you get behind the delegate race with proportional allocation. It's very hard to make up the ground particularly when you look at who is likely to do well in those upcoming state contests with anything. Biden Super Tuesday. Success is a testament to way that black voters older voters and suburban women have been looking for some kind of singular candidate some signal from the party. Some arrived at consensus of how to end the primary and move on the general election and who could best take on trump and the signal. That's been sent from a lot of party elders. Particularly in the last few days is clear and if Bernie Sanders cannot find a way to appeal to a bigger percentage of Democrats outside his existing base the nomination Mike quickly be out of his reach joining me now for more on what we learned last night is Barbara Boxer. She's a former Democratic senator from the state of California now co hosting the Boxer Pad podcast. She has endorsed Vice President. Joe Biden for president. Senator you endorse within the last week right yes. I waited 'til after South Carolina as soon as I saw it. I wrote out a statement. I send it to the Biden campaign. I said here it is use it as you want. I'm for Joe because clearly that timing the timing a lot of people felt right but I don't get why folks who worked with Joe Biden like Joe Biden supported him as I think I've had you on the program clearly few warmly towards him. You have a Lotta respect for the man. Why not do it a month ago or six weeks ago? Why did everyone wait till South Carolina? What did that do to the way that you think of the race? That's such a great question. I was thinking about it because it wasn't an anomaly. For people like me to wait. It also was reflective of voters so many voters who couldn't decide. I think we all wanted to see who could beat. Donald Trump and when we saw South Carolina Coalition. Come you know right to the fore and it was so broad and deep as you said not only African American voters suburban women men you know every age group really remarkable. Turn out for him that was the signal and and everyone just got on board. I think there's huge momentum and I think it took courage for Buddha judge and Bloomberg Hall had the dream you know to set it aside for the good of the country. I WanNa give you an argument that I see people make who are less sold on Joe Biden. Whether for ideological reasons were electable reason. Let's talk about the ladder for a second. Which is basically that. He hasn't been a particularly strong candidate. That the reason there was reticence on many people to get behind him was because people are watching his performance and didn't think it was particularly good. That has not been particularly effective communicator on the trail and that all of those problems still linger despite the consolidation that we've seen the last few days. What do you say to that does not a perfect candidate? I mean he's not slick and he has never been slick I know him for years he goofs up on some words you know that he overcame of terrible stammering stutter. And he's been knocked down in his life and he. I think the metaphor from South Carolina was hearing was before that really pretty well knocked down. Perhaps out the sanders people said it was over and he came back and I think because he's imperfect in a way it makes him more the every man you know the every person we are all flawed the way that Donald Trump and starting to get some reporting about how the trump campaign is thinking about this. Although trump just tweeted this out. So you don't and it's not like reading the tea leaves but you know the recipe for the victory over. Hillary Clinton sort of had three channels one was they were the beneficiary of foreign intelligence services helping them and engaging criminal sabotage to was to paint Hillary Clinton unrelentingly as essentially corrupt insider that she was part of the establishment she was also corrupt and she was self-dealing and the third was to try to divide the left to to sort of take advantage of fissures within the Democratic Coalition after that long primary between Sanders and Clinton. It seems very clear. They're going to run the exact same race against Joe Biden. Why are you confident? It won't work this tough people now know Donald Trump they know about the sixteen thousand lies. They know that he has no compassion. We know that it's all about him. Constantly twenty four seven. And you don't we. We see what's happening with the GOP how they just are puppets they see Russia helping trump. They see trump embracing dictators. We see and all of us see him saying that the constitution says he can do whatever he wants so this has been you know a a successful campaign by him against Hillary by the way she got more popular. But we won't go there but it's also all the things that people I've seen and are very upset about so. I think it's very different. The last point I'd make is you know the American people are smart. They know that trump did not want to see Joe Biden. Get this and he did everything to try and stop him including getting impeached. If I might say and now the people woke up and if it's the biggest turnaround I've ever seen I've been around a long time. I've been an elected life for more than forty years. I've never seen a comeback kid exactly like this one. All right a senator Barbara Boxer. Thank you so much for making time from California and I really appreciate joining me now for more on the sudden momentum swing Mehdi Hassan Columnists intercept. Host of the deconstructed podcast. Many you have your own fears about Joe Biden's electability but I want to talk about Sanders for a second. It's always struck me that the sanders kind of theory is a kind of a interestingly self-testing hypothesis in this way the idea is look were. We know we're running against the democratic establishment. He says that new says terms. We know we have the only way we can do to bring New People in right to make the math work and thus far they have not been able to deliver on that. Promise of new turnout particularly among young younger voters. It's gone up a little bit in the places where we saw the biggest turnout. Busse like Virginia last night. That is where sanders got crushed. What do you make of that? I think you're spot on their Chris and the people I spoke to today all disappointed and they don't quite get it because there is this disconnect between the huge rallies and the enthusiasm both on the ground on online and elsewhere in terms of small donors and yet youth turnout which was supposed to be what the nomination and then defeat. Donald Trump. Get as you said on Tuesday in states that he won and that he lost you turned out without g lower than it was in two thousand sixteen so that is a problem for the sanders campaign going forward. And they're gonNA have to fix that in Michigan for example next week if they're going to pull up another victory in Michigan they did in two thousand sixteen because that is crucial to his strategy. There's a there's a new campaign they put out showing Bernie Sanders of the Barack Obama. Barack Obama brazing which is an entire campaign genre. I mean Bloomberg and all sorts of people run ads like this and Ezra Klein made this point which which I think relates to that he said the work of the present requires convincing legislators in your party to support your gender sometimes. The cost of your political or policy emissions if senators and his team. Don't figure out how to do it. They could very well lose to Biden even if they win they'll be unable to govern meeting how to bring more people into the collision. Do you think that's the main challenge for them? It's not the main challenge but it's definitely a challenge. I think Jim Clyburn says that Bernie. Sanders didn't even reach out to him before South Carolina to try and woo him. I think that's a problem or having said that on the other hand let's be honest. Nothing Bernie Sanders could have said. Would've got amy Klobuchar to endorse Monday. Evening where people so. We've got to be realistic about the charming or as friendly. He fundamentally has an agenda and a policy platform. That's a lot of Democrats are not GONNA sign up for but yes he should reach out more at least at a grassroots level. And I'm glad to see him today. Saying Elizabeth Warren take your time very respectful because he does Need Elizabeth Warren Right now. Desk definitely going into Michigan into other states. I would just briefly respond to Barbara Books earlier. About Joe Biden argument. This is not really about Bernie Sanders. Now Biden's now the front runner. Yes you can hate Bernie all you can think he's a crazy communist. Who caught when an American fine but the reality is if you turn to Joe Biden said what? He's too safe Candida. I think you need to do a lot more soul. Searching more examining this is a candidate. Who's not being vetted really in most of the debates? He's hidden in amongst the ten twelve candidates. He's not being asked about the bankruptcy bill. Never really been probed about the Iraq war and and it's kind of turn around on the wall I don't get. Why Democrats as you pointed out Barbara Books to think that you can just rerun the 2016 playbook a not think that donald trump will rerun his. I mean they tried to run a pro Iraq war Pro Wall Street Establishment Democrat with a history of dubious claims dodgy dealings and dodgy comments about mass incarceration superpredators. Where did that end up? You know we'll still saying insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. So what do you say to people that? Say Look that aside both sort of elect ability and I think an ideological critiques married. Mary together I think it's fair to say to me the strongest you know. What do you think about the people like Kirsten Cinema Right? So she had to win a very tough way race in Arizona very tough race. She won that state sort of against the odds right. She's coming out for Joe Biden..
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"Exactly twelve years ago. I was here in Manchester New Hampshire covering the Democratic primary that year. Barack Obama just pulled off this improbable win. Iowa was appalling. Head ahead in New Hampshire and the conventional wisdom when I was here right right before that election was that he would win New Hampshire and then cruised the nomination. That didn't happen. Hillary Clinton shocked everyone with an upset victory. And that set off this long hard fought delegate only get slog between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton one of the big secret weapons in that fight was Barack Obama's campaign manager a guy named David plouffe plus focused on exploiting the delegate math rules to accrue the kind of lead that ultimately de Broc of on the nominee nomination that year for instance ahead of Super Tuesday rather than fight eight to become the nominal winner in a place like California where the candidates would divvy up delegates between them Obama Instead Campaign States Idaho and Utah pulled up these decisive wind. Can't Barack Obama handily won all but a single Super Tuesday caucus one more than half these primaries. He raked in more delegates that he would have fighting for headline win in in a place like California ball seating smaller contests this pattern of competing for delegate rich winds proved very successful ultimately. It's what one Barack Obama the Democratic the party nomination two thousand and that strategy continued in the general election. David Plot suggested going for the state of Virginia a state that had not gone for a Democrat since Lyndon B Johnson in nineteen eighteen sixty four. And sure enough gene went for Barack Obama. So tonight on the eve New Hampshire primary role into actual voting. The Guy I wanted to talk to you about how to mastermind Burma. Winning Democratic Strategy is David plausible and he joins me next the campaign manager. For Barack Obama's two thousand eight bids the Democratic nomination. The White House led a campaign that overcame huge name recognition disadvantages by using delegate math. And he's here with me and I have you here David so I think and there's two ways to look at these nominating process. Just one is that there's a kind of domino effect two thousand four hundred one. I always think of where it was competitive and then carry one and then just kind of rolled in before renewed. Everyone was like well. I guess this is the person I'm nation and the others. Are these longer drawn out. Delegate battles two thousand eight being kind of most intensive those how are you thinking about the a delegate battle here if in fact this looks like a long a long road of competition so yeah well I think that is the question. It's not about states. You Win big states delegates right so two thousand and two thousand four. We saw Gordon Carry. It ended pretty quickly. Our race went to the end of very close delegates and sixteen went deep. And so I think that's the question and I think right now. The only candidate that I could see where the pathway to seize a delegate lead that they may not give up early is Bernie Sanders because he will be viable in most congressional districts on Super Tuesday. He'll be viable statewide and so the question is the race changes so much next eighteen days we basically shoot out a South Carolina. Some of the candidates to that'll be on the ballot here Ramona. It'll be live so won't you got Bloomberg looming out there. So that really is this all comes down the other things. It's by Congressional District Congressional district at all three delegates or five delegates. You're the one who wins that Congressional district. You get an extra delegate which I know sounds like we're talking crazy matthew. But that's how we're going to decide or nomination if it's close so the viability really thresholds important to explain just for folks. Don't know this right so fifteen percent if you don't get fifteen percent in a given state you get zero delegates state or congressional district. Some states do it by state Senate Inter district like Texas. Okay yes so basically. You've got to get fifteen percent to be eligible for delegates and if you're the only one about fifteen percent then you get all delegates right right so you so the way that works is if a split field is big enough and you've got a bunch of people that are getting fourteen and twelve thirteen. And then there's someone who's got twenty eight percent that person conceivable world in which that person sees all the delegates of say Congressional district even if they're only getting twenty eight percent of the actual raw vote total because all those other people are they're taking their little shares and there are under the viability threshold. Here New Hampshire. The candidates are going to pretty much every town much less county. They did the same thing in Iowa pretty soon to calendar undergoes national you're making your scheduling decisions you resource allocation decisions less your Bloomberg. Then you can spend whatever you want at a very local level based on delegate acquisition position if you're running a smart campaign so that is yeah it gets super and those are big decisions. So if you're only going to be an Alabama or Georgia okay. We're GONNA three times you've got to make those visits count and you gotTa make your spending and your allocation your staff count now the only way to be able to sort of even make those decisions decisions you have to have some sort of funding base that can keep Nationwide Cup campaign operation going right in the case of Saint Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders. They have a big grassroots grassroots fundraising in the case of Joe Biden. Jamie Cobra sure. They're mostly raising money from hard large hard dollar donors and then there's Michael Bloomberg and the Bloomberg question mark is he's just I feel like it's just doesn't there's no precedent for none. There's I mean he's drop three hundred and fifty million dollars. You can drop a billion dollars next week if he wants to. A billion dollars a week after that and a billion dollars we got that and no one knows what that does. We've never seen anything like it. So the one thing I'd say about Bloomberg if you believe national polls he has gone from zero one to fifteen he spent on a Lotta money to get there. The Path from fifteen to thirty though is about fifty times zero to fifteen and so you got the low hanging fruit. which is you're getting in front of people's faces and they're sort of attention because you're buying all these ads but real real big chunk of support you can't just run ads to get right in? A sense is for Bloomberg. He doesn't control his destiny as my view so for him to really get to the point where he's a threat to be the Democratic nominee. I think he needs a Joe. Oh Biden booder judge and Amy Klobuchar to fade right so he becomes a standard otherwise. You're splitting up that left center. Vote to three ways you know we saw it happened in. Sixteen trump didn't start getting over forty percent of the vote pretty deep in the calendar. Now they have winner. Take all but you had Cruz. Rubio casick basic all in the race and Jeb Bush deep into the calendar and they were able and that was sort of a different situation because they have winner take right winner-take-all one of the worries about this set of rules proportionate and it's sort of complicated by congressional districts is that you can end up in situation which just no one actually gets enough to get an outright the majority of the outright number you need to get the nomination so I'll say to. Let's talk about California California. Who the hell knows what's going to happen in California? But there's a scenario aware of give Biden is still in the race and competing and Warren is and Mayor Pitas and claw which are and Bloomberg takes the stage on March third. What if all five of those are getting twelve fourteen? Mm Fifteen Gabbard Yang Star. Get A few. That's like sixty percent of the vote. Sixty five percent vote. So let's say Bernie's that one getting thirty thirty five he could net over one hundred. Delegates gets out of California loan so the question is will so what I'm hearing from you. If you're from a purely analytical perspective there's a universe in which which if you were thinking about the delegate math for Sanders you want that field to stay pretty crowd. Oh Yeah you want a lot of company and I think there's a sense that okay. We Have New Hampshire tomorrow night then Nevada then South Carolina. Then we get the Super Tuesday and then the rest of March like the clock is not just ticking. It's almost midnight really as it relates to the delegates in less basically Bernie and one other candidate. I guess there's a Snook Bernie to carrots or just splitting everything up to your point. Yeah it's possible that we're going to have somebody who doesn't have the majority of pledged delegates. I believe that whoever is for Audi leader unless literally it's a delegator to somebody has a fifty to one hundred. We're really going to take the nomination away from them in Milwaukee the party recovers that for decades. I completely agree with that right. Like if you go into the convention with a plurality lead the idea that convention being sorry sorry thanks for playing. Thanks planning. We're just GONNA into party. Bosses have decided the person who got the most delegates is now nominee like parties. Don't recover from that for a long time. Do you think the the other sort of aspect of this in terms of people staying in the race right when we talk about momentum. It's a kind of weird ephemeral term. But what it really means often in his fundraising right like you need certain performances to then go raise money than stay in for the next week and go up on the air. I mean for folks like say Amy Klobuchar or She's sort of the perfect one because she sort of in this space right now is that you can see the momentum means for her it does but I think it's a faulty metric work we've got donald trump looming he's literally half block down the street bellowing and if he wins a second term. Will we recover from. But I think it's an open question so we need to beat them. So if you do well momentum so you can raise money. But you don't have credible chance to be the Democratic nominee. I think the people have easy for me to save on a campaign. You gotta get off the stage at the end. Let the people who actually can win battle it out because his advantage money technology positioning the field position. His presidency is such an event. Incumbents tend not to lose George H W Bush lost to Bill Clinton but had he treated his campaign more seriously AAC. I don't think he would've. He was awesome the teeth of recession. But even with that you know so I think we have to understand. That trump has the advantages of incumbency. We've never seen somebody with this much money. I mean the the Atlantic story that came out last week about their billion dollar disinformation campaign. Tell people to read the Atlantic. You know you should read it because it's what we're up against. It is sophistication from the digital marketing side. We've never seen in American politics so my view is maybe you have some money. Maybe you can come in third third place get some delegates. If you can't win I would urge the media focus on that who has a credible chance from a delegate standpoint to be the democratic now so what I'm hearing from you is it just just sort of a reality check sense like posting a bunch of twelve or thirteen or fourteen percent performances. Just doesn't particularly the deeper you go does not amount to essentially essentially a credible chance at a delegate leap. It's better than getting four and being in fifth place route. You can feel good when you get out but yeah I mean particularly when we get on March third basically between March third and March seventeenth most of the country votes. Most of the delegates get awarded. So you're not accumulating the number of delegates particularly if you believe there's not going to be brokered convention where somebody who's not the delegate leader can come in on the fifth ballot okay. That's highly unlikely. Yeah I think I'm with you on that. I'm actually glad you said that because I think it sort of an important point David plot.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"Of the senator king the most charitable interpretation. This set of facts is basically that no one takes seriously and everyone's trying to pawn them off on someone else and everyone's everyone's kind of yes. Boston trump about this but this really does. This is the president's personal attorney funneling the very dirt over which he was impeached over Directly Department of Justice. Is that okay. You know. It's not okay. There's a whole structure. There's a State Department Thera MBASSADOR. There's the Department of Justice and the idea that the personal attorney is is doing this kind of work. I thought frankly. One of the most damning pieces of the famous phone call which wasn't perfect Was the mention of Rudy Giuliani. If it was all about corruption generally or about burden-sharing are all the things the White House counsel talked about during the trial. Why did the President say eight to the president of Ukraine talked to Rudy? Talk to Rudy. Giuliani was a great mayor. It's a IT'S A. It's he's on his own mission it doesn't involve US US policy. It doesn't involve the national interest of the United States. It's a it's a political errand as somebody said and And the fact that that he's now being sort of welcomed into the end of the Justice Department is pretty disturbing. Do you had warned about the consequences of an acquittal. Vote against the president particularly in in terms of how he would take that signal and use continue to abuses authority. We've seen him now. Fire Not just Alexander van men who testified hide under subpoena but also his brother and there's been no cause given for why his brother was also marked out of the White House as well as Gordon's Onlin who forced does serve at the pleasure from the president but clearly. It was retribution for his testimony. Now we're seeing Lindsey Graham Dogma Guiliani being touch with Bart what do you make of the first week and a half or so after that acquittal in terms of how it lines up with what your worries are or were about what signaled president would receive. Well I think one of the most worrisome things and in the in the Trial the the president's lawyers kept talking about the elections are the solution are the. Let's wait for the elections. The problem is the offense that was at the heart of this was finagling the election meddling in the election. That's coming up and what bothered me. was that the president has expressed not a whiff of remorse not any indication that he has any idea that he did anything wrong and what that means this. He's liable to keep doing it. I mean there's there's very little likelihood that he feels chastened or somehow You know he'll change his conduct and and we're headed into an election election and he's already said he would welcome help from other countries And this this is now. Let Me Chris let me back up a step up from this. The really worrisome thing about what happened last week is a long term implications because our country is based on the principal of divided power. That's what the constitution is. All about. It puts power all over the place in the Congress in the two houses in the presidency and the states and the the whole idea. The principle is a concentration of power in one set of hands is dangerous and the Congress in my view has been committing omitting kind of slow motion suicide for the past seventy years. We've essentially given up the war power expressly in the constitution for the Congress. We've given up the trade power. The president now you know imposes tariffs on Canada for Lord Sake on our neighbors on his own unilaterally. Last year we let him take money out of out of the appropriations bill that Congress had passed through the proper processes he basically said. I don't like your priorities authorities. I want to build my wall. I'M GONNA take three and a half billion dollars out of yours and put it toward the wall and then last week. We basically said a president can in stonewall Congress entirely in an impeachment proceeding which essentially renders the impeachment clause nullity It just eviscerates it. It and the implication is what about ordinary oversight. The point I'm trying to make is that power is migrating from Congress to the president and last week it didn't migrate it leaped and that's what's really in the long term concerning maybe the president trump won't abuse it. Certainly history is not in. Doesn't reassure us on that front but what about I'm worried about five. Ten Twenty twenty years from now and You know like I say the the framers set up this complicated structure on purpose and by the way presidents aren't grabbing the power. Our congresses advocating it. And this is what bothers me so much about what happened. Last week all right Senator Angus King of the State.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"He's a bigot. He is a liar. He's a narcissist but above all else from the day that he inherited inherited his daddy's business and much of his fortune. He has been a con. Man You could ask nearly anyone who's ever done business with the guy that's fundamentally what he is that's his core. It's a con man and the Word Con man is actually short for confidence man because the way that conman pulls off the CON is by gaining people's confidence confidence and getting people to do what he wants to do. Right gains your trust. He fools you into thinking he someone you can say. Trust with your money or your well all being or your country by the way the original confidence man was this a New Yorker. It was the guy who go up to strangers on the street pretending that he knew them and strike up a conversation and then ask them if they had the trust or confidence to let them hold their watch and they would and he would just walk away with the watch and that is basically the way. Donald Trump operates trump is trying to do that right now. The key message for Democrats coming off last week and as he's there across the street at the Rally Ali is do not fall for the Khan remember a majority of the country still opposes this man. They have opposed him for all of his tenure. It's almost unprecedented. In the history of modern polling. He lost the popular vote by three million votes. He was the beneficiary of not one but at least two completely illegal conspiracies. He's to help him get elected one by the Russian government the other to cover up multiple fares pulled off by his attorney apparently his direction. And and that's not to mention James Comey and what he did during the last two weeks of the election and with all of that all of that help all those thumbs pressing down the scale. He seeks out a seventy seven thousand thousand vote margin across three states that gives them electoral college victory and even now after one of his best weeks of polling. He's polling probably where the president should be higher than to win reelection. He's only forty four percent. I mean heck a majority of the country not only disapproves him a majority wanted the United States Senate to kick the guy out of office. That's not saying that he's going to be defeated right. I'm not making a prediction here. But the idea that this is some terrifyingly popular juggernaut is just not borne out by the facts. The problem of course is that everyone so traumatized by two thousand sixteen. I mean I remember being here for years ago. I sometimes think of the conversation I would have with my twenty six year old cell sitting here Manchester about what was about to come and nobody were a lot of people thought that he could not win. But you've got to be really clear about what the present situation is. The President of course does have a chance to be elected. He is the incumbent president so of course he can win. We know that of course you can win. He can also be beat and I get the frustration and hopelessness among some Democrats. They look at the president. They think. How does anyone still support this guy after all this? How does anyone still support this guy? And and they see and hear is unhinged speeches and we'll get lowlights later on and as insulting banality and his corruption and they wonder how anyone could possibly want four more years of this. Just the other day there was a story about how he's bilking the federal government to the tune of six hundred and fifty dollars a night for the secret service that has to follow him when he goes to his own properties public. Money right in this pocket and that was like a one day story and I get it that drives people nuts right like what will bring him down but put all that aside from also true that Donald Trump agenda at its core is the Republican. Party's agenda and that that agenda is really unpopular today gave us eight amazing fantastic stick example of this courtroom. So He's riding high on his best week. Ever forty four percent right. And what does he do. He puts out a the budget with more than a trillion dollars in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and social security and the affordable care act and the budget also serves as a reminder that Oh yeah by the way save you. Ministration is in court right now as I speak to you trying to destroy the root and branch up everyone's health insurance in one swoop and and the ACA by the way is also ten points more popular than the president himself is administration gutted the Clean Water Act which guess what. Aw People love clean water. This is not rocket science the politics of it. They played ways to environmental regulations. They put coal lobbyists in charge of the EPA and are now proposing to cut the budget of the EPA as today by twenty six percent cut.
"chris hayes" Discussed on All In with Chris Hayes
"For the kind of care that we should as human beings off to another human being so so far this is this is encouraging hung on this issue because i really do i think this is i do think there's sort of unanimity on this i do think there's a kind of jewish people have morally you don't take a fourmonthold away from another yeah right final question here for you congress meadows is there's some confusion about whether this is being done as deterrent do you understand this as policy explicitly to deter people from seeking asylum here my understanding and talking to the secretary of department of homeland security has recent is a couple of days ago is that it's not being done as a deterrent that was a direct phone conversation i had with her because i was concerned but in the end we're going to have to come together republicans and democrats to try to make sure what happens is we find since something to that chris whether it is or is not a deterrent are meant to be it certainly is but the real solution here is is to deal with the problems in countries from which they that is something that the united states needs to pay attention to congressman i'm gonna invite you both back on the day that you pass compromise legislation next week to end the practice really serious about that i would love to pretty to take a collective victory lap here mark meadows and john garam andy thanks for being with me thanks chris screws that does it for all in you can catch us every weeknight at eight o'clock on msnbc don't forget to like us on facebook that's facebook dot com slash all in with chris hey it's chris hayes from msnbc every day i come to the office and we make television show in every day i think to myself there's so much more i want to talk about and so this is our podcast it's called why is this happening and the whole idea behind it is to get to the root of the things that we see out every day they're driven by big ideas each week i sit down with a person uniquely suited to explain why this is happening new episodes of weiss this happening every tuesday listen for free wherever you get your podcasts.