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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com the news continues. time for laura coates and cnn tonight. >> hey, john, i woke up this morning listening to you and now i see you 12 hours later. see you in a few hours. i am laura coates, and this is cnn tonight. we have breaking news tonight on the unexpected death of comedian and actor bob saget. his family has just shared the final conclusions from authorities on what caused saget's sudden passing. and we'll share that with you ahead. we also have big breaking news from the "new york times." the paper is reporting that the
national archive has discovered what it believed was classified information in documents donald trump had taken with him from the white house, as he left office. and has consulted now with the justice department about their very discovery. now, according to "the times" the doj told the national archives to have its inspector general examine the matter. and frankly it's not clear what might have transpired since then. as you know, mishandling classified materials is a big deal. and donald trump should know because he made it the center piece of his campaign against hillary clinton and her handling of emails and prompting all the "lock her up" chants we all remember so well. they discovered after the former president returned 15 boxes of documents to the government just last month. "the washington post" is also
reporting that archived asked the doj to investigate trump's handling of the white house records. of course the question is does this put the ex-president in any criminal legal jeopardy. here was the white house committee chairman, adam schiff, his take on cnn just moments ago. >> it looks very willful. and if there's evidence of potential willfulness in the destruction of documents, that is the kind of case that if any case is going to be prosecuted might be prosecuted. >> to be continued, it seems. and meanwhile, president biden has been in office for over a year now, and yet we're still learning new details about just how far some were actually willing to go to try to interfere with, let alone overturn, a free and fair election. and tonight, yet another revelation. and this one has to do with one of the central figures of the coup attempt, rudy giuliani. now, "the washington post" reports that trump's former lawyer, along with some others,
actually called a prosecutor in michigan in the days after the election and asked him to seize voting machines and give those voting machines to the trump team. now, i want you to think about that for a second. he wanted the actual voting machines, not the tally. he wanted the machines. now, remember, this is antrim county michigan. this is the county that made a mistake. the republican county initially had biden with a 3,000-vote lead on election night. when they later saw there was an error in their count and it wasn't trump -- it wasn't biden that would win by more than 3,000 votes, it was actually donald trump who won by more than 3,000 votes. and they corrected the error and quickly to reflect that trump, in fact, did win there.
and they realized it on their own apparently. translation, the system worked to reflect the truth and correct the error. but despite that, this county became the poster child for trump and company to try the suggest that widespread fraud was all across the country. and examples like this mistake were so rampant as to justify their endeavors. now, the antrim county prosecutor told the post that he declined the request to hand over the voting machines, saying, he, quote, never expected in my life i'd get a call like that. well, similar calls have happened in other places like georgia, i believe. and as for giuliani, well, he also declined to comment to "the washington post." but will he do the same with the january 6 committee? because they have a lot more to ask him about. now, that panel was apparently supposed to meet with giuliani just yesterday. but we're not sure what
happened. and apparently it's being rescheduled. so, why does this matter? well, frankly it's not just the rehashing of things you may have known or trying to figure out ways to find the connective tissue. it's the anatomy of the big lie and the apparent catalyst for what you are seeing on your screens right now. what you saw on january 6th, that violent insurrection. and pakmake no mistake, it was violent insurrection, not -- what was the phrase that was used? legitimate political discourse. as the rnc so wrongly described it as in a resolution just last week when they were censuring gop congressmen kinzinger. you know who else says this was a violent insurrection? well, the senate's top republican who happened to once press his colleague to oppose a
bill to create an insurrection commission. you guessed it, mitch mcconnell. >> violent insurrection for the purpose of trying to prevent the peaceful transfer of power after a legitimately certified election. >> you can kind of tell maybe from the body language or otherwise that mitch mcconnell wants this whole mess in his party over how to define and talk about january 6th to go away. frankly i'm sure republicans want nothing more than to capitalize on what they perceive as the shortcomings of the biden administration. and there is room for fair criticism of the biden administration. and i'm sure they want to talk about those issues. but instead they're facing a kind of circular firing squad that the former president obama thought was happening when biden was vying for the dnc nomination. remember that? and mcconnell realizes the midterm elections, they're coming. nine months ago just yesterday, they'll be here. and the more the capitol attack
is -- well -- down played and they're wrestling with how to define it, it could very well undermine the republican effort to reclaim congress and the majority. and meanwhile, that divide shows you what's happening in the house. you see gop leader kevin mccarthy. let's just assume and give the benefit of the doubt that he is racing not to get away from ray reporter, but he had some place very important to be. although he appears to be initially running away from questions about the rnc's use of the words. what was it again? legitimate political discourse. and then, well, defending it. now, he's saying that he actually agrees with mitch mcconnell that the attack was a violent insurrection. but also today, he said the committee had a right to do their resolution just how they wanted. so, while mcconnell and mccarthy are worried about the perspective political cou
consequences of a divided gop in the upcoming midterms, well, they should keep an eye on the movement growing in a place like north carolina to have a political consequence felt, well, right now. there's an attempt right now to block the republican congressman, madison cawthorn, from being able to run for re-election over his role in january 6th. and a court filing, the state's elections board says it has the power to disqualify the congressman from even running because days before the attack, the congressman said it was, quote, time to fight. and he spoke, if you recall, at the stop the steal rally that deadly day. >> wow, this crowd has some fight in it. and at 12:00 today, we will be contesting the election. our constitution was violated. my friends, i want you to chant with me so loud that the cowards on washington, d.c. that i serve with can hear you.
>> well, someone's been listen, and it's, well, in north carolina. now, cawthorn, he has denied any wrong doing. he's even filed a federal lawsuit trying to shut down this challenge. we have a key player of that effort. our first guest is a former north carolina supreme court justice who's representing the voters who are now challenging ka cawthorn's legit maty. bob orr joins me now. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> my mom is from north carolina. you're from god's country, as she would say. we'll get to the meat of the matter here. i think many people will look at this and say, how is this possible? how would you be able to prevent him from running for re-election. it comes around the 14 amendment. explain why. >> that's exactly why. it's actually the constitution of the united states that disqualifies madison cawthorn from being a candidate for office in 2022. north carolina has a challenge
statute in which voters in the district in which the individual files -- in this case, the 13th congressional district -- file this challenge saying they have reasonable suspicion that cawthorn is disqualified based upon the 14th amendment section 3. so, there is a process in place in the statutes in which we can both undergo discovery and depose mr. cawthorn but also present our case to an elections board panel with the burden on him to actually show that he is qualified. >> now, that's fascinating. at first i remember what people are calling the last impeachment recall of course that this same section was being used, perhaps, as the undercurrent as to why to impeach an outgoing president, to prevent re-election under the same premise and theory. but the idea of who has the
burden here might surprise people. you're saying he himself would have to prove that he is entitled to be on the ballot. what's behind that notion, and what would he have to show contrastingly to what you would have to show when you bring this case? >> well, the state board serves as a clearing house for anybody who reportedly wants to run for public office. and so there are a number of disqualifying procedures or aspects both in the united states constitution and in the north carolina constitution. and so, it's incumbent upon the state board when that challenge or question is raised to have a process to wean out people who are simply disqualified from public office and therefore not clutter the ballot with anybody and everybody who thinks they ought to be elected to some office. >> now, he does think that he ought to remain in office not just because he wants to be a part of it. his attorney has come out pretty
forcefully on this issue. he said the undemocratic scheme contained in the north carolina challenge provisions supplants voters for state bureaucrats who will determine who can represent the people. this is fundamentally antidemocratic and contrary to the public interest. i note you disagree with this notion. what do you say to the criticism that suggests this is just a tactic democrats are using. what do you say to that notion to have a retorte? >> well, first of all, it's the constitution that we're seeking to enforce. and it's important to note that after the voters file this challenge under the north carolina statute, cawthorn's attorneys went into federal court in the eastern district of north carolina and filed the lawsuit seeking to stop the challenge and procedure from
going forward. and just this past week, the legal team representing the voters sought to intervene in the federal court proceeding and the state board of elections, represented by the attorney general's office in north carolina filed their response in the opposition to cawthorn's efforts to try and stop what is a very fundamental process under the laws of north carolina. >> the operative word here, of course, this is rooted in the constitution. i do wonder, bob, to what extent this might create a blueprint for others who are challenging on a similar premise because of course this is all about the constitution. but i -- as you know, i'm sure he's not going to go down without a fight. we'll stick with this story. bob orr, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. well, there is breaking news on bob saget's cause of death. the beloved comedian suffering head trauma apparently before going to sleep. and the question so many people
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breaking tonight, exactly one month since "full house" star bob saget was found dead in his florida hotel room, we're now learning the cause of his death from his family. their statement reads, in part, the authorities have determined that bob passed from head trauma. they concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it, and went to sleep. no drugs or alcohol were involved. i want to bring in our chief doctor and neurosurgeon sanjay gupta. i'm so glad you're here to break this down. he's a beloved comedian, as you know. but people are also fearful and afraid of what this could mean. how likely is this to occur to
other people, and how could this happen? >> yeah, i mean, it's so sad, laura. >> yes. >> certainly what has happened here. you know, i think what may have happened is that he may have had a significant blow to the head sometimes in the hotel room on the headboard of the bed or the bathtub or something, you have a significant blow. you may develop some, at the time what is slow bleeding. but the blood starts to accumulate over time. if he was in bed, went to sleep, he may have lost consciousness and that blood continued to accumulate, leading to his death. this is called a subdural hematoma, and i can show you an image of what it looks like. i don't want people to get frightened that every time they hit their head, this is going to happen. you're looking at the image there, the slow bleeding may accumulate on top of the brain. the brain, because it's encased in bone, unlike any other organ
in the bode, it has nowhere to go. and as a result that can lead to pressure on the brainstem and ultimately take someone's life. that's typically what happens in these situations. that's what's called an acute subdural hematoma, something that happens suddenly. we don't know for sure exactly what occur heerd. we know he had bruising it sound lieks on the back of his head. you read the report just now. that's what the examiners have sort of concluded. that's sometimes the process that take place there. but again, laura, just so sad in a situation like this. he was alone, so there wasn't someone who could check in on him as well. are you doing okay? are you feeling confused? are you nauseated? do you have worsening headache? >> and he went to bed. maybe he thought he was okay. it does break your heart to think about. all of us travel and think about your husband traveling and that last phone call. and maybe they mentioned it on the phone and you thought nothing of it. perhaps you just don't know. but i think about the way --
maybe it's the lawyer in me thinking about it this way. how do you sort of work backward from that. if you're looking at the way in which you conclude how the death would have occurred, would there have been something visible on the head? would there have been an outward bump of some kind? are you saying because of the way the hemorrhage worked it would be inward projecting? >> first of all in terms of the actual conclusions of the medical examiners, there may have been bruising on the back of the head. they may have done an autopsy that actually concluded this, actually finding this blood collection. they may have combined that evidence of a phone call, i hit my head earlier, it was pretty bad but i think i'm going to be okay, and putting it together. in terms of the image, if that's what you're asking about, that bleeding is all on the inside. again, you may see some bruising ton outside on the skin, but all that bleeding i'm showing there is under the skull on top of the brain. and so that wouldn't be visible
immediately. again, somebody may think, hey, look, i hit my head pretty hard there but i feel okay. that's a message to people. if you've had a significant blow to the head, if you have a headache and the headache is worsening, if you develop confusion, nausea and vomiting, slurring your speech. if you're on blood thinners, that's another indication you are more likely to develop a bleed like this. older people, laura, because their brains are shrunk a little bit more, they have more room to have this blood accumulate on top of their brain. older people are more at risk. he was 65, not old, but as you get older your brain does start to shrink a bit. it's just unusual in that he was by himself. he was in a hotel. there was nobody to witness exactly what happened. so, they had to sort of piece this together. >> you know, i -- i'm asking. i know we are speculating on
some parts of this and we know the statement and we're thinking about it. but you were the perfect person to ask these type of questions with dr. sanjay gupta because i think for so many we're in that world of web md and trying to diagnose. i know that must drive you crazy. people come in and say, i've googled this, here's what it must be. for those people out there right now, it feels very scary for me and for everyone hearing about this. what do you look for? you mentioned the idea of slurred speech. you mentioned the idea of feeling confusion. is there a certain window of time. i know if you have a stroke, there's sort of read the signs and there's a window of opportunity. blood thinners are supposed to be provided in some way to give you a chance for survival. is there a window in which to get to the hospital if you're feeling this way? >> yeah. i mean, the thing about this is these types of -- these bleeds, which are on top of the brain, typically, if that's what he suffered from, which it sounds like if you get to the hospital
quickly. with stroke it's really within three hours. with this sort of thing you have to think about getting there as quickly as you can as well. if you can take the pressure off of the brain simply by removing bone, removing this blood collection, take that pressure off the brain as quickly as possible, you greatly increase the chances of survival. you mean that's -- it's just as simple as that. it's just basically a pressure issue at that point. the brain has nowhere to go because it's encased by bone. so, you know, i think the message is -- again, i don't want to frighten people. people do bump their heads all the time and it turns out to be nothing. but if it's a severe blow to the head -- if you have these symptoms, worsening headache, confusion, nausea, vomiting, slurring of speech, anything else that's unusual like that, if you're on blood thinners and especially if you're an older person, those really do increase your chance of developing something like this. again, it's not common. i don't want to unnecessarily frighten people. but those are some indicators, some clues that you should get
this checked it o. sometimes it'll just be a neurolodgeal exam in the emergency room. sometimes you'll need a cat scan. but there are things to do about this. >> as you mentioned this is not common but it should be taken very seriously if it does happen. it is just overwhelmingly sad to think this was the end of his life in that way. thank you, sanjay. man, up next, more blue states announcing plans to drop mask mandates in schools and also businesses. but the cdc, well, they are still recommending masks be worn indoors. so, who are we supposed to listen to? we take that up next.
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joining the band wagon of easing covid restrictions, as all cases are continuing to drop across the country. you've got massachusetts and new york and rhode island and illinois all joined other states today in lifting mask mandates either in schools or indoor public spaces entirely. it now puts them frankly in conflict with the biden administration's guidance, which still calls for masking indoors. and that's regardless of vaccination status. the cdc director defended the agency's stance today. >> we are working on the guidance. we are working on, you know, following the trends for the moment. what i will say, though, is, you know, our hospitalizations are still high. our death rates are still high. so, as we work toward that and as we are encouraged by the current trends, we are not there yet. >> all right. so, look, who are we supposed to listen to? is it the cdc? is it our governors? what's the deal? i want to bring in our practicing internist, dr. lucy
mcbride, to help me understand a little bit more about who we should be listening to. dr. lucy mcbride, thank you for being here. i appreciate it. >> thanks, laura, for having me. >> obviously there's confusion. i just have to ask, who should people be following? obviously politics has a way of seeping into all these discussions. but when the average person is figuring out to mask or not to mask, that is the question, who are they listening to for the answers? >> it's a great question, and i think for two years people have been starved for clear, transparently communicated facts and data and a framework within which they can make complex decisions to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. i'm a primary care doctor. i don't know everything. but i do know a few things about helping people manage risk, managing their risk for severe outcomes from covid-19, managing
their risk for diabetes, dementia, heart disease. at this moment in the pandemic, laura, where we have been blessed with incredibly safe and effective vaccines that take the fangs and claws away from the virus, where we have more widely available oral antiviral medications to help our highest risk population of patients be at lower risk for severe consequences and where we have abundant data showing exactly who is at highest risk for severe outcomes, it's really time to, number one, think about who you trust. and for a lot of people it's their primary care doctor if they're fortunate enough to have one. and number two, to think about shifting the responsibility of protecting you in your classroom, for example, from the government to your own personal risk tolerance. at this moment, it's appropriate to think about unmasking kids in
schools when they face the lowest risk for poor outcomes from covid and are right now subjected to the strictest measures. >> well, you know, i of course have two children who are in elementary school. so, this is an issue that's top of mind in our household and our neighborhoods across the country. and of course we know -- i think a lot of us are comparing what we knew then, what we were told then versus now and making educated guesses based on what we're hearing and filtered. there is the under 5 population still has not been vaccinated, and you see the rates of people being infected when they're vaccinated. you do have the embarrassment of free riches in the form of vaccines. how do people go about affecting what their risk tolerance ought to be because even that might be a cause for concern of am i being an irresponsible parent, is there peer pressure of society or the schools? how do i go about assessing my own views of risk? >> right.
it's really, really complicated. and this is why it's been time doing with my patients every day, sort of marrying the broad public health advice with evidence. and then the patients' unique medical vulnerabilities. let me say this. so, i hear people who have kids under 5 who are unvaccinated. those kids have not yet had the benefit of the vaccine. at the same time, the under 5 year olds are generally at very low risk for poor outcomes. the under 6 month kids are at a little bit higher risk, but those kids can be protected if they're lucky enough to be breast fed by antibodies transferred by the mother through breast milk. for people who are worried about whether their child is going to spread to teachers, for example, because we all want to care for our communities, i would remind people that the data are clear that kids tend to spread the virus less than adults. kids have been assumed to be these vectors of disease when actually they transmit the virus less. and when they've been
vaccinated, while the vaccine doesn't eliminate the risk of transmission, it reduces it somewhat. moreover, we don't have good, clear, real world evidence that masking kids in schools has a meaningful effect on transmission of the virus. so, when you have an intervention like a mask, it's not appropriate to mandate it when the benefits aren't clear and the harms are non-zero. i'm not antimask. i recommend masks to my patients. before we had vaccines, i recommended masks in 2020. it's just the conditions have changed, and now it's time to really think hard about the data and take fear out of the driver's seat and put facts in the driver's seat with the help of your primary care doctor if you're lucky enough to have one. >> that's a big contention. really quick though -- i have no time left. really quick here. if you believe that about masks and not being necessary and essential in the same way, does that mean that you must require vaccines then?
>> there are corollaries that if one has been accomplished or ministered. >> not necessarily. i think there's a lot more nuance than what would appear in the public square. i think vaccines are extraordinary safe and effective. i recommend vaccines to my patients, playly high risk patients. but remember masks were supposed to be temporary vaccines until we get vaccines. and now we have them. and we have widespread availability of vaccines and oral therapeutics. it's a different time. it's 2022 and it's time to really, really think about lifting restrictions and put the responsibility into the individual's hands. >> many individual governors are saying that same thing. we'll see what happens. dr. lucy mcbride, thank you so much. >> thanks. commissioner roger goodell now admitting today that the nfl is falling short on hiring minority coaches, says captain obvious. he's not vowing, though, to take
listen, we're days away from the super bowl. but instead of talking about the big game, the nfl commissioner, roger goodell, today addressed accusations of racial discrimination. >> they are getting into the room. they're getting the interviews. in fact they're exceeding anything in the rooney rule as far as the interview. it's what we want to see is the outcomes, right? we want to see black head coaches in the nfl, coaches of people of color. >> his comments come in the wake of a class action lawsuit by former coach brian flores, who's alleging discrimination against black head coaches and executives. here's the facts, by the way, about the league's hiring, so we're all on the same page.
currently about 70% of nfl players are black, yet the league has only two black head coaches. and between 2012 and 2021, nfl teams hired 82 white head coaches and general managers, as opposed to only 17 head coaches and managers of color. that's nearly, for those doing the math, five times more. and look at the offensive and defensive coordinator. well, the pattern is still there as well. 168 white hires versus only 51 people of color over a ten-year period. let's discuss now with the host of "the right time with they manny jones" podcast. how you doing? >> i'm doing all right. how about you? >> i'm good, although those figures are quite disturbing when you think about the over all league in and of itself. you heard goodell say they're
investigating the matter. isn't part of the problem here that the rooney rule is more and more about having to have at least diverse coaches be interviewed, that it is phoning in what is a preconceived determined conclusion. >> the thing i would say about the rooney rule is when it was initially implemented, i could look and see it was pretty effective. at this point it feels like teams are more concerned with circumventing it than honoring the spirit of the rule itself. i'm always very cautious about blaming the rule because the problem is, in fact, the people, right? the thought behind the rooney rule in part is honestly this thing where we're just so insistent upon making sure we don't treat any white person like they're doing something wrong, right? the idea is, oh, this hiring before, you just didn't know who the people were. but you're putting the people in front of them and now we see what it is. >> and we look at this and of course spoken like almost a true
lawyer in that sense that it's not the rule, it's the people who are doing the wrong thing in following the rule. i've got to ask, how does an investigation change this? and how do you look at the issue if you're goodell and poeople wanting to look at goodell and wanting to believe there could be the spirit of the rule enforced? where do you go? is it satisfactory to say that there's not the answers yet but they're looking for them. >> you have to go to court. that's the thing about flores. >> i knew -- are you a lawyer? i knew -- are you a lawyer after all? go to court now. i see it. >> no, i just have a basic understanding that all progress on race in this country typically involves having to somebody to court. you'll notice the hires we saw took place after brian flores decided to put this paperwork in, it seemed like somebody happened to be listening at this point. but the expectation that people are just going to be good and come around and be like, wow, we've been tripping, that's probably not going to happen. this particular organization and honestly this country at large
responds if somebody threatens to take them to court. >> it is one of our favorite past times, not baseball, really litigation. i've got to ask on the idea of the court filings, there has been pushback on the issues and not just nfl, really across corporate america and the like, that people are averse or calling this things like playing the race card, that people, if you're firing someone for a legitimate reason, they'll say if that person is a person of color they're afraid they're going to be labelled a racist. do you buy into that, or is there a way to navigate around that and recognize there are often pretextual reasons. >> that's just a damn lie. the questions they're fielding right now about whether or not this institution is racist, and that's from not hiring people. think about this for a second. if your thought process going in is i would hire that dude, but if we fired him, then they are going to call us racist. where are you going into this
thinking about firing the person you just hired? that should be the most optimistic day in the world. when people are walking in with the level of skepticism you don't think they would ever express dealing with the other candidates -- i couldn't believe that was printed as something you should consider because that's such an obvious and transparent lie. >> it is. we'll see what actually comes of this class action lawsuit as well. thank you for your time. nice talking to you. >> all right. you too. up next, a new battle erupting between the biden white house and florida governor ron desantis over his state's so-called "don't say gay" bill. you heard me. i'll make my case next. certified from headlamp to tailpipe. that's certified head tururn. and it's all backed by our unlimited mileage warranty. that means unlimited peace of mind.
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heck. in any year for that matter? i'm talking about this backwards bill advancing now in florida's republican controlled state house that would limit discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom. now, it is officially called the parental rights in education bill but critics dubbed it the don't say gay bill arguing it will strip protections from lgbtq children and lead to more bullying and suicide in an already marginalized community. president biden has weighed in calling such legislation hateful. parents should have the right to have a say in what their kids are being taught. i know when it comes to my own children i'd like someone to try to stop me from at least weighing in on their education. making it illegal for educators to discuss sexual orientation, gender identity, and actually encouraging parents to sue if
they do, how is that okay? i mean, why is one sexual orientation or gender identity or the discussion of it the new valdemort? i thought we saw that movie of discrimination and didn't like it and we progressed. maybe i am. proponents say it hurts children. you know what is hurting children most? being constantly thrust into the middle of america's culture wars battle field. the white house puts it this way. make no mistake. this is not an isolated action. across the country we're seeing republican leaders take actions to regulate what students can or cannot read, what they can or cannot learn, and, most troubling, who they can or cannot be. cynically treating our students as pawns in a game.
pawns. do you agree? if they aren deed pawns as they suggest i am frankly afraid to guess what is really the end game. all over the country the gamesmanship of culture wars are enveloping our schools whether the hysteria over critical race theory, teaching about race or racism in american history, alabama approved resolution that bans the teaching of so-called divisive concepts associated with critical race theory. as if children need to be shielded from learning about racial inequality or as if critical race theory was ever part of any elementary school curriculum. i believe the course you might be referring to only has one word -- history. now, virginia's new governor
sets a tip line for parents in any quote inherently divisive teaching practices like crt. there is an anti-critical race theory bill in the west virginia house now, too. according to an education week tally, since january of 2021 do you realize 37 states have introduced bills or taken other steps that restrict teaching critical race theory or even limit how a teacher can talk about racism and sexism? and 14 states have imposed these bans and restrictions. that's a lot of states. and then there is the growing book banning craze, the pulitzer prize winning holocaust novel "maus" just banned from an 8th grade curriculum by a school board in tennessee over concerns about, quote, rough, objectionable language and a drawing of a nude woman. well, we tell you if you find the book offensive, what do you
make of the rough and objectionable history that is relaying? then there is the vitriol at school board meetings about mask mandates or vaccine requirements or remote learning, all this chaos and clashing over everything. if you think about what impact it's having on america's children? i am not comfortable with them getting caught in the wake as collateral damage. are you comfortable? in 2022 according to florida's governor it is entirely inappropriate for teachers and school administrators to have conversations with students about their gender identity? well, according to the data from the human rights campaign more than a hundred anti-transgender bills were introduced last year all across the country and many more this year. what kind of message does that send our youth? look, i'm old enough and i'm young enough to remember that we wanted our classrooms to be a marketplace of ideas where curriculum was not a synonym for indoctrination, where ideas were tested and philosophies
challenged. opinions were to be formed not assigned. look, read fiction but teach the truth. or it won't just be our kids you hurt. it will be all of our future. i rest my case. - - wow! - uh-huh. ...$0 copays on primary care visits... ...and lab t tests. - wow. - uh-huh. plus, $0 copays on tier 1 & tier 2 prescription drugs. - wow. - uh-huh. unitedhealthcare medicare advantage plans. including the only plans with the aarp name. most plans have a $0 premium. take advantage now. wow!
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that's it for us tonight. i'll be back tomorrow. don lemon tonight starts right now. i almost ended there just to make sure his name -- i said don lemon -- oh, the show starts tonight. you are the show, my friend. don lemon starts tonight. >> it is a real show. i've been called a show off of television. >> the greatest show on earth. >> there you go. i saw you ended your program this evening with the restrictive law about not saying
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