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began its withdrawal of u.s. troops back in may, but relative calm here in kabul. that's now over. another explosion this morning, john. nobody killed but two people injured and definite ly people n high alert, tense. we heard something extraordinary in the aftermath of yesterday night's attack, you heard people all across the city coming out on to their balconies, on to the streets and chanting, it means god is the greatest but they were chanting it really in defiance of the taliban. in support of the security forces tremendously challenged by the onslaught of the militants, john. >> almost all u.s. forces out at this point, clarissa, but there still a presence at the embassy. will kabul hold? >> reporter: that's the million dollar question and got everybody concerned because no one could have predicted how
quickly the situation woild fall apart, just in the last few months the taliban now in control of more than 200 districts. in charge of border crossings now. they are currently threatening at least half of the country's provincial capitals, three of them are under siege, terrible fighting everyday. the question is when does kabul get targeted if it does get targeted. that is what has everybody here in the city in a real state of profound anxiety and also brianna i would have to say deep resentment against the american forces. they felt it didn't need to be this chaotic and hurried. >> i'm fascinated to hear people were chanting in support of the afghan security forces. how strong is their belief that they can actually stop the gains clearly being made by the taliban? >> reporter: >> this is what everybody wants to know. can the afghan national security
forces reverse some of these gains? in the provincial capital in the province where so many u.s. troops gave their lives, john, the military here has announced that it is going to launch some kind of counteroffensive. it told civilians they must evacuate their homes and leave the area, indicating they're really going to try to take some of the territory back. presumably with the aid of u.s. air power because that has been the real game changer here. 80% of combat power against the taliban came in the form of u.s. air power. that is not really a major factor anymore and result had profound significance on the ground. everybody will be watching very closely to see what happens exactly because if they d reverse the situation, potentially there may be hope for the rest of the country. >> chief international correspondent clarissa ward, we're lucky to have you on the ground. stay safe. "new day" continues right
now. ♪ i'm john berman with brianna keilar on this "new day." an alarming new report shows a substantial increase in coronavirus cases among children. so what does this mean for the return of school? and former president obama canceling his 60th birthday bash. a huge party. as more hospitals are overrun with unvaccinated patients. growing chorus of democrats including president biden calling on andrew cuomo to resign. will he step down? might he be impeached? they pointed guns at protesters. now they're off the hook thanks to a pardon from missouri's republican governor. ♪ welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, it is wednesday,
august 4th. and for anyone that thought children were somehow immune from coronavirus or didn't get very sick from it, it seems time to think again. we begin this morning with an alarming new report about the rising number of covid cases in kids and teens. the american academy of pediatrics reports that nearly 72,000 children caught coronavirus last week, that's an 84% increase over the week before. and a five fold spike since the end of june. all the delta variant is on a collision course with the first day of school. >> nationwide hospitalizations are now topping 55,000, that is the highest number since february. it is a 27% jump from last week. president biden lashing out at republican governors who have banned businesses and universities from requiring vaccines and masks. >> two states, florida and texas, account for one third of all new covid-19 cases in the entire country.
just two states. look, we need leadership from everyone. some governors aren't willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, then they should allow businesses, universities, who want to do the right thing to be able to do it. i say to these governors, please help. but if you aren't going to help, at least get out of the way. >> and this morning, cnn has confirmed that former president obama has cancelled his 60th birthday bash this weekend on ma martha's vineyard. >> i spoke to guests who were literally on the ferry on the way to martha's vineyard. it was reported that oprah was coming, george clooney. this was a hundreds of people outdoors, the obamas have been planning this for months. the timing became increasingly awkward. >> joining us now cnn senior data reporter, harry enten. harry, i want to talk to you about the rising number of cases
in children. and one of the things we're seeing and dr. ashish jha reported this out is that those cases seem to be rising more in states where there are fewer vaccinated people. yes, most kids under 12, all kids under 12 can't be vaccinated but the fact of the matter is they seem be getting sicker when the grownups aren't vaccinated either. >> so this data is hard to come by, but look, we have massachusetts, the data is earlier than florida. they're comparable. florida we know cases are spiraling out of control. look at this, 378 new cases per week among children, 100,000. so equalize by population. massachusetts cases overall are considerably lower, look at that less than one tenth as many. my goodness gracious. it's clear here that in the worst states when your cases get worst overall, they really do get worse among kids. >> again, this isn't an exact match on date, not an exact match on ages here.
but this is a huge -- >> huge. >> gaping difference. >> it's a huge gaping difference. this does not happen by accident. >> all right. talk to me what else you're seeing in these two states. >> look, this i think tells the story. let's look at massachusetts. we see that cases are getting worse here. when they get worse among adults or say teens and adults, they get worse among children as well. what we can see here is that back in late june or early july, cases per 100,000 weekly was just eight and nine. once we get to the mid-july period, look here, look how much it jumped up to 42 among 10 plus, up to 35 among 0 to 9, 9-year-olds. and look at these changes. >> big changes but the change among the youngest kids is lower than the change among older people. >> that's exactly right. this is a very vaccinated state and what we see here is children who should be getting less sick, at least according to the science, when the population is highly vaccinated as it is in massachusetts, kids are getting less sick than the adults. >> what are you seeing in florida?
>> the exact opposite. what do we see in florida, look at this, from early july to late july, my goodness gracious, look at these changes that we're seeing. 0 to 11, none of them except for those who might be in the expeters. a change 415%. that is actually higher than the change among 12 plus-year-olds 363%, but either way, what a huge increase in the state of florida. the big take away you should take from there is when the adults get sick especially in the states that have lower vaccination levels the children definitely get sick as well. >> when ever we talk about children and schools, people need to know any restrictions you put in place come at enormous cost. >> kids have been hurt so much by this pandemic. students losing ground, math scores worse, reading scores worse, african-americans and hispanics disproportionately affected. this is why it's so important that everybody at least above 12 eligible to get vaccinated because we want these kids in
schools otherwise they're really hurt by the pandemic. >> what else do we know about the willingness of families to get their kids vaccinated? >> right. look, most adults say in fact majority say they should get vaccinated. but, in order to return to school, but look at this, just 27% of parents of children under 12 say they will get their children vaccinated as soon as possible once they became eligible. so, i think this could be -- it will be a difficult school year with the bad scores and lack of vaccinations among them, it will be something to watch. >> the rest of us can get vaccinated in the meantime. >> do our job. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. brianna? >> in louisiana hospitalizations are surging to record levels. hospital administrators report acute staffing shortages and emergency rooms are packed beyond capacity. let's talk about this with the medical director of infection control and prevention in new orleans, louisiana's largest non-profit academic healthcare system.
doctor, tell us what you are seeing there in louisiana where you are. >> we're seeing, as you mentioned, our e.d.s are crowded, our urgent cares are crowded, our hospitals are filling up with patients that are sick with covid. and we know in our hospitals today 90% of those patients are unvaccinated. >> and the ones that are vaccinated, is there something that they have in common or a trend with them? >> so, we know in our vaccinated patients they're less likely to be in the hospital. they're less likely to die. we have very few patients in our icus that are vaccinated so we know that those that are unvaccinated are becoming more ill and are crowding our hospital systems. we are still trying to make sure that we have enough staff. but our staff are really stretched thin right now. we are filling wards. we opened additional icus, additional hospital wards, over five over the past four weeks to take care of our covid patients
at this point. we went from less than 100 patients across our system, about six weeks ago to now over 800 patients across our system that are sick with covid. we have no patients in the hospital right now that are sick from vaccines. 0. >> that is a very good point. then what are you seeing when it comes to children? >> so, across louisiana we are seeing increased numbers of hospitalizations with children. our hospital has seen a slight increase in the number of kids in our units and in our hospitals, but across our state we are seeing increased numbers of children in the hospital. we had a 19-year-old that died here two weeks ago despite everything that we did. and that's disheartening. it's heart breaking. no one should die from covid at this point. especially not our kids. and it's affecting our kids. we also know that our rates of positivity in our children has gone up significantly from less
than 2% in our 0 to 19-year-olds about six weeks ago to now 23% positivity rate in our kids in the community in just six weeks time. >> yeah. that is a huge jump. doctor, thank you so much for letting us know what is happening there. we know you're very much in the thick of it and we appreciate you taking the time. >> thank you. so new york city, the first major u.s. population center to require proof of vaccination, at least one dose, at restaurants, fitness centers and indoor entertainment venues. >> people are going to get a really clear message, you want to parties nate our society fully, you have to get vaccinated. you have to get vaccinated. it's time. all the answers, all the information is out there. you've seen over 160 million americans get vaccinated safely. you've seen it make the difference. the only reason we're having the recovery is vaccination. >> joining us now eli kline, owner of the eli kline art gallery and jessie wooler,
general manager of a restaurant in brooklyn. i had to work hard to say that correctly, jessie. thanks so much for both of you for being with us. i had the chairman of equo knox in here yesterday, jessie, he was teming me that equinox was instituting a vaccine requirements for customers. anyone who wants to work out in the gym and they polled customers and gym members and it was a wildly popular notion. so what are you hearing? and how do you feel about this? >> well so far we had a similar response from the general public. anybody that we have spoken to in regards to reservations or parties or just general questions that we field through email or for -- through phone calls, at least, i don't know, maybe ten people a day are saying, oh, thank you so much. we really appreciate you're doing fully vaccinated indoors. we feel more comfortable. we weren't going to go out, but now we know we have a safe space where we can go and just relax a
little bit and not to ostracize anybody, we still do -- we welcome everyone. but it's just if you're not vaccinated or if you do not have proof of vaccination, we're happy to accommodate people outside in our patio space. so, we're not saying, you know, you can't come in here. you can't be part of the festivities, but you know, we do think it's a little bit more an incentive for new yorkers to be a little bit more socially responsible. >> the staff, do you feel safer? >> absolutely. our entire staff is vaccinated. we were vaccinated as soon as we could be. you know, the owners and i we really try to make a point to provide as much information as possible to our staff. we meet with our staff periodically, individually and collectively to find out what their feelings are to try to work through the trauma with them of the last year and a half. we take their comfort and safety
extremely seriously. yeah. we just want to make sure everybody is comfortable and we give everybody their own platform to have that discussion with us. >> eli, you feel differently. >> well, no, not necessarily. they're a business and their prerogative and i certainly support their ability to make rules. you know, would i make the psalm rules at my art gallery? you know, definitely not. and am i -- do i feel unsafe around unvaccinated people? no. i'm confident in my vaccine. it protects me. and i'm not worried if other people are vaccinated or not. >> but you don't want this city wide requirement? >> oh, absolutely not. i think there's no place for government to mandate that all restaurants force -- all restaurants have a vaccine requirement or vaccine verification system with -- >> for indoor seating.
>> you say for indoor seating. >> it is for indoor seating. that's why i say it. >> but two nights ago my wife's family, her parents are here from indonesia and they went to a restaurant here in manhattan's west village. they went to sit outside on the patio, as you said, and her parents were refused service because of their foreign vaccines that weren't sufficient enough because the whole entire restaurant was necessitated vaccines. so, you know, that was an extraordinarily uncomfortable situation. my wife told me and i went to the restaurant and explained to them why we wouldn't be eating there again. this is a place that we've been to many times. a terrific restaurant in the west village. i really -- i couldn't believe it. and i think that we have to be very careful about this kind of vaccine status bigotry.
and while her restaurant has the ability to do whatever they want, you know, for me, personally, i also have the ability to avoid establishments that are in a sense or not in a sense but in reality you know banning first kids -- >> they're not banning kids. >> okay. there was no clarification on 12 and under. >> they say they're working through that but there's no indication whatsoever that kids will be banned. >> there's no indication that they won't be banned. >> i bech ya kids aren't going to be banned. >> we'll see. they're unvaccinated, right? >> kid are allowed in and people unvaccinated are allowed in. >> like wise, they're working through the rules with foreign vaccination. i'm sorry if that happened to your wife's parents, but that's not part of the city wide rules. >> but they haven't approved the foreign vaccination yet. we're a city that of course needs tourism. and that would be necessary. but another problem is -- and i got at this last time a bit is that the majority of black
people in new york aren't vaccinated. and while this may be somewhat of an incentive, it still is absolutely a discriminatory policy. >> 100% of all people of all races over the age of 12 are eligible for vaccines and they're free. >> right. >> and abundant. >> but that doesn't mean it's not discriminatory. you can apply that same logic to many different scenarios. >> how do you argue vaccinations the act of vaccinations are discriminatory? >> the fact that over 60% of black new yorkers aren't vaccinated in and of itself by banning unvaccinated people from restaurants is discriminating against that population. >> jessie. >> no question about it. >> nobody is banning anybody from restaurants. i'm so sorry that your wife had that experience. that's absolutely should not be indicative of what this all means. now, obviously each restaurant owners, management, staff are
working through their own trauma of the last year and a half of this crazy virus. but -- i can only speak for my restaurant, i can only represent my rest raurant and my staff, b we, you know, definitely don't discriminate against people that aren't vaccinated. obviously people are free to make their own choices and we do try to accommodate people no matter what. children are obviously not obviously but for us are going to be allowed into the restaurant. people unvaccinated can certainly come into the restaurant to use the restroom as long as they have masks. we even try to help guests that have been vaccinated but don't know how to sign up for the pass or anything like that, like i stood outside the other night and showed three different people how to download the app on their phone. it only takes a couple of minute. and we have signage everywhere that suggests that we're happy to provide masks, that we're happy to work through the process with people. and as the general manager, i put myself on the front line to
see how it's going to go, see what the response is, to be able to kind of mitigate any sort of issues and then report back to the staff and be like, this is the rhetoric that you need to use. you need to be kind. you need to be gentle. nobody is supposed to make anybody feel uncomfortable. >> what about restaurants in the poorer areas of new york where the majority -- where a lot of their customers are unvaccinated at disproportional rates? what happens when a substantial percentage when they're forced to require vaccine verification for their clientele to enter and they lose 20% of their business. you know as a restauranteur, the margins are small. these are restaurants that have been crushed throughout the city. and not everyone is in manhattan or ritzy parts of brooklyn. there's restaurants, stores and other establishments that simply can't afford to lose a substantial portion of their
clientele and they have family support, they have staff. >> absolutely. >> this would absolutely destroy people. i have no problem with your ability to make the rules in your own restaurant, but problem is with the government mandating this sweeping vaccine verification rule that applies to every single restaurant in new york city. >> what confuses me is that you seem very, very involved in what restaurants are doing as opposed to talking about your art gallery and how it affects you. now, are you going to dine in these places? are you suggesting that because you had one bad experience this is going to be how it is for all new yorkers? that's just not the case. >> i will avoid this kind of vaccine status bigotry as much as possible. as i said -- >> that's fine. that's absolutely right. >> absolutely. you asked. >> i will note and we have to run because we're out of time, he notes he thinks vaccinated people have been discriminated by against many of the policies they've seen by not
accommodating their choice to be healthy and they're being forced in some instances to be side by side with the unhealthy. and it's bit of tail wags the document. that argument can go both ways. eli, jessie, thank you both. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much. this morning andrew cuomo is a man on aisland everyone from president biden to his neighboring governors are calling on him to resign. what happens next? plus, at the mid term elections happened right now, would democrats lose the house? a top democrat thinks so. his warning to his party coming up. [relaxed summer themed music playing] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ summer is a state of mind, you can visit anytime.
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of course, this is not the first time that a new york governor has been embroiled in controversy. laura jarrett has this story for us. laura, there's a bit of a pattern here. >> yeah. that's right, brianna. cuomo now joining a list of new york politicians accused of mistreating women in the past. but let's start with the latest allegations against cuomo from the state attorney general's office. a disturbing portrait of a toxic work environment, a pattern of sexual harassment over the course of years and a campaign of silence from his staff. the governor has denied touching anyone inappropriately, but has suggested some of his behavior may have been miscon trued and said he has no intention of stepping down. a man now on an island as the new york state assembly set to meet with lawyers monday to discuss the impeachment process for him. the cultural and political climate for cuomo different than it was for david patterson, new york's first black governor faced crumbling support after reports surfaced that patterson and state police intervened in a
domestic violence case against one of his senior aides who was accused of choking a woman in a twist of fate, then attorney general andrew cuomo was supposed to investigate it. as in cuomo's case, many democratic allies tried to urge patterson to step aside, called the reports disturbing including those in the white house at the time. he did drop out of the race for governor in 2010 but patterson served out the remainder of his term. now, patterson found himself in the governor's mansion in 2008 because his predecessor, eliot spitzer resigned in the wake of his own scandal the ambitious attorney who staked his reputation on being a zealous enforcer of the law became known as client number 9, his political career brought to a sudden halt after federal agents caught him on a wiretap arranging to have a woman travel from new york to washington, d.c. for sex, a violation of federal sex trafficking laws. so to be sure, each of these situations is different, but the theme of powerful men being accused of abusing their
position of authority and trust for their own ends has not gone away, sadly. >> thank you for that, laura jarrett. >> that's quite a history. >> it is. i want to bring in cnn political analyst and new york times washington correspondent m maggie haberman. i want to start on the raw legalities here of where things stand because there's an investigation in albany county where some of the alleged acts took place. what kind of legal jeopardy is governor cuomo in this morning? >> governor cuomo is in legal jeopardy because some of the allegations allege sexual assault. you can't touch a woman's breast and butt and stomach without her consent. so that's sexual assault. that's a misdemeanor in new york. and it seems to be within the statute of limitations. so he may be criminally charged in addition to being impeached. he can also be sued by these
women. many of my clients don't really want that. they're forced into it when a man refuses to take responsibility for his actions when the employer here, the state of new york, enables him to sexually harass and retaliate, which happened here. but, what's really galling is yesterday's press conference where he's the feminist. if you are criticizinge ing his female enablists helping this 25-year-old sexual assault victim when he's asking her about her sex life, according to him. it's really gulling. by calling 11 women and their witnesses and there's a lot of evidence to support these women, charlotte bennett has contemporaneous texts, emails, what we call fresh complaint witnesses, calling all of them crazy liars in light of all the evidence i think is very dangerous and is really forcing these women to sue him. >> maggie, we had a chance to speak last night and at that
point you felt that andrew cuomo is on a very small island. i'm not sure it's gotten any bigger that island since last night. what direction is this headed? and did that news conference, what impact did that have on these powerful democratic politicians who will decide this? >> look, nothing has changed since last night when we spoke. andrew cuomo is still alone with a very small number of people in new york state politics who have not talked about this yet. for the most part you have seen his fellow democrats from new york to washington say that he needs to go. nearly every newspaper, if not every newspaper in the state, has editorialized that andrew cuomo needs to go. this is unprecedented as a moment for him the news conference was incredibly damning. the report itself is incredibly detailed. it was worked on by professionals. professional investigators with good reputations. and the details that they laid out, you know, point by point at this press conference, it was compelling. and told a very compelling story and andrew cuomo's response
which was this taped statement saying i like to kiss people and hug people, that's nice but that's not what the allegations were only about. this is not just about one picture where he put his hand on a woman's face and kissed her. these are allegations of gropings, allegations of unwanted touching. and so he had this what i thought candidedly a trumpian response to these allegations which was, something along the lines of everyone is a crazy liar. and here is this other thing that has nothing to do with what i'm actually accused of. now we go into a process where he is facing impeachment. seems as if it is headed that way. it will take a couple of months for that to happen while it goes ahead and he has to decide whether he wants to see that out or resign before that, but it does not seem this will be an improving fact set for him. >> i suppose with his news conference there could be two ways to look at it, saving your political life and saving your legal life. they're not always intertwined but there's a gray area where
they meet. did it help him legally in any way? >> no, one it's not a defense that i didn't know that i'm not allowed to kiss and hug and touch young women who work for me. that's not a defense that you didn't know that at 63 as the governor of new york. >> who signed sex harassment laws. you would think he would be familiar with the laws he himself signed. >> you're not allowed to put your hands, lips, body on women who work for you. that alone disqualifying him from being the governor of new york. >> david chalian noted with charlotte bennett, paint himself as the hero in that interaction, at least initially. >> shocking and unbelievable and she's very poignant. all the other victims we haven't really heard from them, but she very poignantly talked about how he actually enjoyed making her uncomfortable, which is what sexual harassment is about. it's about power. it's about reducing women to sex objects and not as equals.
>> if he resigns, do you think they would pursue the legal case. >> it's less likely they would want to continue to engage with him if he resigned quickly. >> talk to me about impeachment now. the new york state assembly state they may accelerate the investigation process here, but it still will take some time to go through. facing impeachment here in new york would seem to be almost an untenable situation for governor cuomo. >> it's very hard to imagine him wanting to go through, what the process looks like, it's different in new york state. the process is not identical to the federal one where the senate votes and the trial -- this is senate and judges vote. it takes 76 votes in the assembly to move ahead with an impeachment before you get to the trial. hasty was accused of slow
walking this. his statements were definitive that andrew cuomo lost the confidence of the assembly conference, the democrats, who overwhelmingly exist in this state. this is a very heavily democratic state. what will happen they will move forward, as it seems now, they will move forward. there will likely be a vote at some point, not this month i don't think but probably next months, after that, assuming there are 76 votes i think there will be because i think every republican in the state will vote to impeach and then you only need 30 something democrats and certainly seems as if there are enough now, then it will move to a senate and the state judges and the highest court vote as well. that is a grueling process for andrew cuomo to stand there and go through and try to remain governor and try to do the business of governing through. it is very, very hard to imagine. >> and i guess when you're impeached and the assembly impeaches you during the trial itself -- >> you're on pause. you're not the acting governor administrator anymore. that's the part where it is just hard to concede of andrew cuomo
letting it get to that point. thank you both so much for being with us this morning. really appreciate it. the biden administration reversing course on evictions after intense pressure from progressives. one member of congress who led the charge camping out on the steps of the capitol for days is here next. and ahead, parents sound off over masks in one florida county after the governor's executive order banning mandates. [grunts] ♪ ♪ [grunts] pnc bank believes that if a pair of goggles can help your backhand get better... yeah! ...then your bank should help you budget even better. (laughing) virtual wallet® is so much more than a checking account. its low cash mode feature gives you at least 24 hours of extra time to help you avoid an overdraft fee. you see that? virtual wallet® with low cash mode from pnc bank. one way we're making a difference. (chimes) centrum multigummies aren't just great tasting...
i'm not in certain rooms. so i don't know the step by step. you know, private conversations, but i just -- i know that at some point there was this -- the question kept coming back, like is there -- do we have legal standing to be able to get the moratorium, to extend the moratorium, but then still not clear on why we got the information in congress so late. but, we're here, though. we're here at this point right now. we are here. somewhere around 11 million people possibly, around 6
million families are now safe. but, the work is not over. we have to do the work right now to make sure that the states and the localities disperse that money and that the structures are there for our -- for these areas to be able to efficiently do the work to get that over $40 billion out. we have to get that done. we have to get it done in 60 days. >> the experience that you bring to congress is particularly unique. you know, your background as an activist. and i wonder what did you learn on the streets of ferguson that brought you to this moment? >> you know, on the streets of ferguson it was totally organic. we were outraged. we were frustrated and upset. we were angry. it was very emotional and intense. and the hurt, you know, fueled us to want to do more. the idea behind just saving black lives, making sure that we
were saving lives it was at the forefront. and this again was that. this was that. this was -- i don't know what the next moment brings. i don't know how long we're going to be out here. all i knew -- all we know is how to put our bodies on the line in a moment like this. and that's what i learned from ferguson. ferguson taught me that. st. louis taught me that. show up. stand up. sometimes presence makes all the difference. and that's what this was here. i didn't know the hour before i would be out here. i didn't know that representative ocasio-cortez would say yes when i asked her to be out here and the squad and so many others. i didn't know. we didn't know it would take four nights and five days. we had no clue. but, ferguson also taught me how to stay. there's sticking stay that comes with it. don't matter what you're faced with, adversity, then it was rubber bullets, white supremacist attacks, dogs, tear gas, all that we were fighting against to save black lives.
here it was structures. trying to be able to breakthrough structures and helping people to be empathetic and understand that everybody deserves a voice. >> you mentioned st. louis. i do want to get your reaction to a big story coming out of st. louis. the governor of missouri pardoned mark and patricia mccloskey, famously photographed pointing guns at protesters during june of 2020 in those demonstrations in st. louis. you were among the marchers who encounters the mccloskeys that day. he called you the marxist liberal activist leading the mob through our neighborhood. what is your reaction to this pardon? >> it is absolutely unbelievable. there are other people that should -- there are pardons that we have been asking for, pardons that actually should happen in missouri and that was not one. that was not one. they stood there. they pointed their guns totally
reckless to a group of non-violent protesters walking down a street that had no clue that they lived there, didn't care that they lived there, didn't know them, didn't want to know them, didn't want to know them. mark mccloskey is an absolute liar. he spat on my name. and because of that, his day will come. you will not be successful in all that you're trying to do when you are hurting the very people that are out trying to save lives. nothing good comes from that. he can try it. but i will not stand by and allow him or our governor to hurt the very people that are doing the work that they should be doing. so, there are other people, governor parsons that you should be looking at. we have an activist that's been sitting for such a long time, sitting, do something. actually show up and be the governor of all the people of missouri. not just those that follow your
type of politics that actually hurt black people, that actually hurt brown people, that actually hurt people who are our lgbtq communities that actually hurt people who are of the muslim faith, people who are struggling in this country and people that are burdened differently than you. stand up and be the governor of everybody. ridiculous. >> congresswoman, obviously look, you feel very strongly about this and we appreciate you talking to us this morning. i am curious to see if you do end speaking with the president any time soon. so please do keep us posted on that. >> absolutely. >> it's been great to see you this morning. thank you. >> thank you. progressive democrats suffering a defeat in the house. we'll have the results of last night's special election in ohio. flight attendants forced to take drastic action to restrain an outrageous, unruly passenger. what the airline is now saying after suspending the crew.
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11th district. brown was endorsed by congressman james clyburn and by hillary clinton and defeated progressive hopeful nina turner who had been endorsed by senator bernie sanders and congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez. joining us now to discuss this is cnn political director david chalian and this was fascinating to watch. the first thing i want to do is actually play what nina turner said in her concession speech to give people a sense of how nonkumbaya this moment is. let's listen. >> see, we didn't lose this race. evil money manipulated and maligned in this election. it took evil money to come in here and do this. but i swear to you that as sure as there is a god in heaven, sister turner going to continue working with every fiber of her being until true justice reigns.
>> what does this race say to you about the state of affairs in the party? >> well, it says to me that this now is fitting a pattern that we've seen over the last year. let's start with joe biden's democratic primary victory in the presidential race. over a lot of progressive -- bernie sanders totally identified with terry mccollum, a more centrist guy getting the nomination in virginia. there was a more establishment figure in louisiana, inside a democratic primary. we've seen eric adams in new york city do the same. i think what you're seeing here is there may be a lot of activity and vocal activism. >> we just heard from cori bush.
>> totally. cori bush just had a success. i'm not suggesting that progressives are not having sway in this party. they clearly are. electorally, the coalition to win democratic primaries, is one that is broader than the left wing, woke crowd, if you will of the party. >> i'm beginning to think that twitter may not be real life. i'm beginning to think. nina turner has several hundred thousand followers there. this is yet another example of where some of the things you may see in certain places are not reflective of what's happening on the ground. let's talk about the republican side. last week the former president trump endorsed a texas candidate and he lost. overnight the guy he wanted in ohio won the primary.
what do you think? >> and won big. look at the margin, 24 points in a crowded field. 24-point margin over his next competitor there. yeah, the mike carrey endorsemet was big. inside republican politics donald trump's stamp of approval means something. that's why you saw them put money in that race. he didn't just endorse, he wanted to make sure he came away with a victory in ohio and he did. that will give him another data point inside the party and say you need my endorsement to move forward. it's tough to make the argument, given what we've seen in his fund- fund-raising, given that he can
turn out victories with the weight of his support, that donald trump's power is waning in the party. >> if the midterms were held tomorrow, would democrats lose the house? >> the chairman of the committee responsible for maintaining the house majority for democrats, shaun patrick mahoney, this was a poll done by the democratic national committee, saying if the midterms were held today, the democrats would lose contrcon control. part of this is to scare up the membership, make sure you're raising the money, make sure you're getting back home, part of this is messaging to the ca caucus. we know the historical trends. democrats have a real battle to maintain control of the house of representatives. the margin is so narrow right
now. i would note, though, this fits into what we're saying. they're saying we have to be careful as democrats about how we message things. we can't be about defund the police. they were trying to guide their membership into a more, what they see as a productive message that will help them maintain control. vulnerable districts are in the middle. those are the most vulnerable districts. some of the activism and progressive sort of activity that we see like in alexandria ocasio-cortez's district. to maintain control of the house they feel they have to walk a path that's more broad and welcoming. >> we'll see if they can do that. it's going to be a challenge. david, great to see you this morning. >> you do. it could be a game changer
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autocrat. >> reporter: i don't know about you, but i generally try to avoid vacations in authoritarian regimes. tucker carlson took a jaunt over to hungary and film his entire week's show in budapest before speaking to a far right conferences. it promises to be an infomercial for authoritarian. if you're not familiar with what's going on in hungary, here's a quick glimpse. rigging elections, packing the courts, rewriting the constitution, taking control of the media and loading it with partisan loyalists, pedaling
conspiracy theorists. also, there's razor wire along the border, sucking up to vladimir putin. if you're looking for the real emotional heart of what their leader is so admired, here's the money quote. we do not want to be diverse. we don't want our own color, traditions and national color to be mixed with those of others. that gives up the ghost, right? it's no democracy at all. it's all culture war all the time, where the ends always justify the means. i reached out to the former russian dissident to get his take on tucker's adventure, here's what he told me, unsatisfied with trump's attacks on democracy in the united