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tomorrow. we're heading down to fairfax, virginia. i'll have a conversation with parents down there talking about reopening schools, how it is affecting their lives and their kids and i will miss you guys but see you on friday and be with you tomorrow. >> bill: fox news alert. three big stories breaking at the moment. the latest on the two f.b.i. agents who were killed serving a warrant in south florida. >> dana: a new white house plan to get vaccines out to millions of americans. we'll talk to johnson & johnson on that. >> bill: the battle against big tech as one governor wants to fine social media companies if you silence a politician during a campaign. very interesting. good morning, a lot to get to. midweek we are. bill hemmer. >> dana: i'm dana perino. "america's newsroom." a good morning. >> bill: you're fresh because you got let them know. >> dana: i got eight hours of sleep. everyone, get ready. a great morning. >> bill: does that energize you
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or sleepier? >> dana: i would have gotten 10 hours of sleep if i went to bed like i felt like it. if you have any tips or tricks for the new schedule. >> bill: dana is here in the morning and evening and doing it all right now. >> dana: i went to bed earlier than most children last night and our line producer went to bed. >> bill: more caffeine. eight hours. >> dana: we have a capitol hill watch with jackie heinrich. the senate moving forward on covid relief without republican support? >> that's right, dana. president biden reportedly told democrats to move forward with his $1.9 trillion proposal not long after sitting down with senate republicans to try to hash out a bipartisan deal. 618 billion proposal was swiftly rejected. democrats cleared a procedural hurdle to go forward with
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budget reconciliation to pass bigger bill with a simple majority. republicans can join us but don't try to go against us. we have the majority and we aren't backing down. >> our members who were in the meeting felt that the president seemed to be more interested in that than his staff did or that it seems like the democratic leadership in the house and senate are. here is where i think we're headed. looks like the majority is going to have us vote on the motion to proceed to the budget this afternoon. they've chosen a totally partisan path. >> moderate democrat senator joe manchin promised he will try to make this bill as bipartisan as possible during the budget reconciliation process and work on some of those points that republicans find unpalatable. >> dana: side bar on capitol hill some republicans want to
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strip representative ilhan omar of her committee assignments. >> the rebuttal from republicans after democrats seized on the moment to try to make freshman congresswoman marjorie tailor greene the face of the republican party linking her to qanon because of her embrace of conspiracy theories. a meeting last night where minority leader met with greene and tried to work out some punishment over her remarks. she did not back down and now floating idea of stripping greene of one of her committees. if democrats come after greene omar is fair game. in light of conduct she has exhibited arguing she has made anti-semitic comments in the past. democrats are fighting back. dean phillips said get a grip
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on reality. she didn't believe no airplane hit the pentagon in 9/11 and lasers started the california wildfires. gop leadership is awaiting a status report amid pressure to oust representative liz cheney of her leadership post after she voted to impeach president trump. a battle happening on both ends of the republican party now and democrats are seizing on the moment. >> dana: thanks for getting us kicked off this morning. >> bill: juan williams with me now. josh holmes as well. welcome to the program. let's pick up on the omar tit-for-tat. she later said it's all about the benjamins, baby. is this a tit-for-tat, juan? and would you understand that? >> i think it's not an equivalent at all, bill. but you know i understand what's going on here. this is politics, hardball, and
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given what is going on in terms of the civil war within the republican party over marjorie greene, you know, you hear what is coming from senate majority leader mitch mcconnell saying that basically her conspiracy theories and ideas are a cancer within the republican party and tearing at the fabric of the country, i think there are people who say let's find a vulnerable democrat and try to go after her to try to dilute the power of what's being said about greene. >> dana: that brings up what i wanted to talk about with josh. greene said the real cancer for the republican party is weak republicans and this is why we're losing our country. >> it's absurd i have a hard time wrapping my mind around it. the things this woman said over the last two years go beyond
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the pale. to respond to what juan was saying, the difference between republicans and democrats in congress is when extremism threatens to define their party you've time and again watch republicans say no thank you. that goes back to congressman mccarthy talking about steve king. if you remember on the racist comments he had mccarthy moved quickly to strip him of his committee assignment and considering doing the same thing with greene. you watch nancy pelosi do nothing about omar and embrace her and put her on plum committee assignments. extremism can go on both sides but only one party that is taking acknowledgement of it. >> bill: how about that, juan? >> well, i think we have to define what we consider to be extremism. attacks on israel that are unfounded are political. i don't know i would say they were extreme. >> bill: a lot of people take
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it to be anti-semitic as you know. >> we can agree on that if you want. i'm just saying it is not shooting somebody in the head. not suggesting that somehow the jewish community was involved in paying for a laser to start the wildfires in california. to me that is something that is disinformation and tears at the fabric of the society. we can have arguments over israel and we can even say that we think some of them are anti-semitic. and we can have repercussions. justified repercussions for anti-semitic statements but what she is doing is a whole different kettle of fish. >> bill: one is considered weird and kooky. >> why do we look at one side or the other and understand okay, i have to defend the
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indefensible here because they wear a republican shirt. no thank you. greene no thank you, omar, no thank you, let's call it a day. >> dana: another topic. the idea people are trying to figure out coming up with some ideas to deal with disinformation. one would be this is from "the new york times" the biden administration can help solve our reality crisis. by creating some sort of reality czar. an idea he put forward. here is what alexandria ocasio-cortez had to say about it. >> there is a commission being discussed. we'll have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can't spew disinformation and misinformation. >> dana: she said that earlier this month. you love free speech, what is your take, juan? >> i do. i realize we're in an era of social media where lots of disinformation -- just pure distortion is allowed.
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i think it is hurting our political discourse to the point it is hard to have an honest discussion without people on the extremes. i just want to say thank you to josh because i think we don't need to put on red and blue uniforms to say when we're dealing with lies and things that have no -- add no value to real discussion and attempts to solve real problems in our country we need to come together and say stop it. >> bill: we'll leave it on that. thank you, josh. thank you, juan. we'll see what happens today. >> dana: bye-bye. >> bill: thanks. >> i think most folks want protections from being deplatformed. not just being banned from twitter or something. as we've seen these companies can act and collude. we've gone down a dangerous path. it provides protections for individual floridians and i think it will be positively received. >> dana: florida governor ron desantis pushing to -- he wants
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the companies to face a $100,000 fine for every single day that a candidate for office in florida is blocked. dagen mcdowell joins us with perspective. >> governor desantis is right on this point but the proposal is very narrow and specific to the state of florida. but the governor's goal is very clear. to keep the pressure on these social media companies to stop them from censoring particularly conservatives and maintain and elevate a public awareness about what is going on with these technology monopolies. these all-power and unchecked gigantic tech firms. i will point this out. in the miami herald article on this in the first paragraph of it it said that the idea was to penalize social media companies
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for blocking politicians even if they incite violence, unquote. in the miami herald. that's bias and editorializing the point. governor ron desantis never said that. is this a problem? absolutely. let me talk quickly about the new york university study that was dispel the notion that social media companies were censoring conservatives. that study, which was spread around on social media, was bank rolled by a far left mega donor, a tech billionaire, a donor to joe biden's campaign. a don't believe your lying eyes story. anybody who has been on social media knows conservatives get censored and people on the left don't. >> bill: he said it is a proposal. they would fine a company $100,000 a day until the candidate's media site was restored. $100 grand for big tech is
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peanuts. >> that's one state. bigger problem will be the monopolies and about four months ago democrats in the house of representatives put together a 450 page report about the danger of apple, google, amazon and facebook and those monopolies, how they are detrimental to our democracy and our economy. this was led by jerry nadler and it was a long report about the prescription to essentially regulate and even dismantle these companies. so there is agreement on the right and the left. i think it's one of the reasons these big tech companies are going after conservatives and trying to curry favor with the democrats in power. >> bill: at least desantis is trying to do something about it. >> dana: in terms of the idea i want to get your thoughts about jeff bezos stepping down as the ceo of amazon.
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is this huge news? i wasn't shocked. >> not shocked. he is stepping down from the ceo job on top. he is worth the bigger -- again, he is going out at a time when there will be greater scrutiny on amazon because of its power, because of its size as a monopoly in terms of antitrust and regulation. the man who was running the amazon web services and it pulled the plug on parler. amazon has a history of steam rolling rivals. small companies that sell their products on amazon's platform basically my word, stealing the idea, recreating the product and selling it as a private label product. they cloned a line of camera tripods at one point. this is just one of many examples. a small company that sold on amazon site nearly put the company out of business. so there is going to be a lot
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of heat on andy jaffe. maybe that's one of the reasons. >> dana: he says he wants to spend more time with his girlfriend and >> bill: his newspapers. what do you do with $185 billion? you got eight hours of sleep. >> dana: go to bed any time you want. >> spending a lot on a dietitian and personal trainer. that's how he got the new girlfriend i think. >> dana: billions probably didn't hurt. >> bill: fox news alert. two f.b.i. agents killed yesterday. three others wounded trying to serve a warrant in south florida. the suspect was under investigation for child pornography. he barricaded himself in an apartment, looked through a keyhole to see the f.b.i. officers approach him and then opened fire. what more do we know about this? >> they have the traffic running in front of this gated
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community that was shut down yesterday after the gun battle erupted just before dawn at 6:00 a.m. one of the darkest days in the f.b.i. history. one of the most deadly as well. two agents killed, three agents shot. two wounded. had multiple gunshot wound and they're in the hospital now in stable condition. the third agent treated on the scene. now law enforcement officials talking to the miami herald say the gunman fired from inside the apartment. filed through the door after monitoring the agents approaching his apartment on a doorbell camera. part of a child pornography task force. officials are praising the two agents as heroes. >> it takes an incredibly special person to answer the call and do the heroic work of an f.b.i. special agent. it requires self-sacrifice.
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it requires putting one self in harms way not once, but again and again. >> both of these two agents were veterans of child pornography investigations and both leave families behind. alfin leaves a wife an one child. schwartzenberger leaves a husband and two children. >> bill: another alert honoring the fallen hero. lawmakers and family will gather to say their final goodbyes to officers brian sicknick killed in the capitol hill riots. we'll watch that ceremony later this morning. >> dana: cdc says it's safe to reopen schools. where is president biden's plan to do it and why is the mayor of chicago blaming president trump? >> bill: gavin newsom sinking in the polls. we will talk to a man who wants
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>> bill: democrat newsom recall gaining steam as his popularity takes a hit over his response to the pandemic. so much is about the virus. former candidate john cox plans to challenge newsom if the recall efforts succeed. thanks for getting up early. you aren't alone in this. what we learned yesterday that the reason the recall was successful 18 years ago is
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because it caught democrats offguard and this time they believe they have been forewarned. does that run against your efforts to try to make it successful? >> not at all. frankly, in 2003 the last recall the state was in a similar crisis. there were black-outs, there were high taxes, major problems and the governor bore the brunt of it. another career politician like gray davis like gavin newsom. now we have the same problem. newsom has failed on the vaccine distribution, he has kept small businesses closed and crushed them. and he has kept our kids out of school and off their activities. really destroying the mental and emotional health of our kids. i think the recall is going to be successful. i think the poll that came out yesterday had him at 45%. i was surprised it wasn't even lower because of the failures, the repeated failures. people are just sick of career
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politicians who just talk and practice politics and cater to the lobbyists like he did at the french laundry dinner. i'm a businessman. i built a business with delivering results with integrity. people want results. this recall will be successful. >> dana: let me ask you about the republicans who did very well relatively speaking in california in the general election last fall and 2020. they did better in house races, did better in a couple of other places and on a key referendum. do you think that's telling you something that this recall could be successful? >> absolutely. the voters of this state has finally woken up, i think. they defeated a huge tax increase, affirmative action, rent control. let uber and lyft off oppressive regulations. the highest poverty rate and
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homeless rate in the nation. housing costs are out of sight. i'm a builder. i build apartments in other states and i can do it for a fraction of what it costs in california. we need to bring down housing costs, get people back to work, lower the cost of living. these things can be done, dana. we just have to get away from the same kind of career politicians and lobbyists that have grabbed a strangle hold on sacramento. i'm determined to get that accomplished. i almost did in 2018. i got more votes than meg whitman and almost got as many votes as schwarzenegger. i think people know who i am and know i really want to get this state back on track. >> bill: one last thing. jobs are leaving, people are leaving. kevin mccarthy on what to do about that. give this a listen here, sir. >> president biden tries to pride himself on doing the california model. if president biden is serious
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about any unity, come to houston. come to middle america. come look in the faces of those workers who earn $80,000 a year and tell them why you took their jobs away. >> bill: i want to get your reaction to that and the fact are you a republican in california. you are running uphill to begin with. if you succeed things have to be tough in that state, sir. >> well, i'm not a politician. i'm not a bitter partisan. i'm a business person. i want to build bridges to bring people together. listen, $80,000 in california is poverty wages almost because of the cost of living. so we have to bring down that. but we have to create good jobs. energy jobs, natural gas would be great for california. and i'm dedicated to doing that. we have got so many lobbyists controlling sacramento. they get their way but the taxes are too high, the business climate is horrendous
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and we need to get somebody who has demonstrated that he can get things done. that's what i've done in the private sector and that's what we need to do for california. >> dana: california is an important state. we have to keep on it and keep talking to you. thank you, john. >> bill: another guy out here former san diego mayor is trying to do the same thing john cox is doing. he held a press conference in a school that is closed public school. across the street from a private school that remains open. it continues the debate about education in america and teachers union. >> dana: small world story? kevin faulkner and i worked together at a p.r. firm in san diego. he is good at p.r. he was a good mayor, too. a very different situation in san diego during the beginnings of that pandemic. i think he might be here tomorrow. take a listen to this. >> we each could have done our jobs but no, sir as well as we do them and not with the kind of -- i'm not sure but for joe,
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i don't think i would have stayed involved in public life. you know, joe came along at a really important point and put the family back together. >> after 43 years of marriage there is not that much more to fight about. >> dana: president biden sitting down for an interview with people magazine. they answered questions for this issue. critics have slammed the president for rarely taking questions during the campaign and pre-selecting reporters who threw softball. people interview is quite standard for a new couple. he is doing one this sunday. >> super bowl stuff. >> bill: it's a good strategy on behalf of the white house. they show the human side. do you think donald trump got one of those interviews in four years? >> dana: look, obviously president trump was treated
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very unfairly by the press but if they come to you -- if they come to you and said we would love to do the first interview. highest circulated magazine, people magazine, you do it. >> bill: okay, that's people. >> dana: it's people. maybe we'll get to do an interview with people. >> bill: president trump welcomed the back and forth. >> dana: he loved it. >> bill: he welcomed the verbal combat. >> dana: it was good for him and the media and now everyone is thinking joe biden, will you ever talk to us is what they're thinking? lawmakers say they're left in the dark why thousands of troops have to guard the capitol and getting our first look how both sides plan to argue their xwaiss in president trump's impeachment trial next week. jim trusty on what it could mean for the outcome. >> they tried to remove president trump from office before they got there. now they are trying to remove him after they left. this is an obsession. they won't prevail.
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>> bill: so president biden first lady dr. jill biden paying respects to the fallen capitol police officer brian sicknick. the fifth private citizen to lie in state. he was fatally injured on the 6th of january and laid to rest in arlington national cemetery. the scene tuesday evening. >> dana: speaker nancy pelosi is calling for a 9/11 style commission to investigate last month's deadly riot at the capitol and calling for emergency funding to beef up security. the acting capitol hill police chief has recommended permanent fencing to guard against future attacks. some lawmakers are definitely opposed to that. >> bill: continued national guard presence of the hill. thousands prompting lawmakers to ask for specifics on why the massive security force is still necessary. lucas tomlinson on that story today. what have you found out?
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>> good morning, the press conference here at the pentagon john kirby said the national guard will continue standing watch in the nation's capitol for at least six more weeks at the request of local law enforcement. >> i wound wouldn't get into specific threat analysis but the department still considers this a valid requirement. based on the requests for additional support, continued support i should say. >> u.s. capitol police requested the national guard to remain despite no signs of protestors since the deadly riot early last month. last week dhs warned about the threat of more violence in the united states but didn't list anything specific. it was a security threat. there are more than 7,000 national guard troops on duty in the nation's capitol. it will go down to 5,000 by mid-march. not all troops stand guard at once. many are being housed in hotels
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in the nation's capital. therapy dogs are brought in to cheer up the troops. not all lawmakers do not want them to stand guard. mike waltz says all the things that happened have repeatedly pulled the guard from their jobs and families causing tremendous stress on the force. lawmakers continue to be left in the dark on actual threat assessments. the u.s. military is barred from collecting intelligence on u.s. soil but leave it to local law enforcement. >> bill: we're still waiting for answers what they knew prior to. >> dana: not only do we not have answers but members of congress with top-secret security clearances don't have answers, either. it leaves people to wonder and question and you fill the vacuum with speculation when you don't know. both sides laying out strategies for next week's senate impeachment trials. democrats say president trump
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is responsible for the riot. defense saying it would be unconstitutional to convict a president after he left office. let's bring in attorney trusty. what did you think of the two briefs laid out yesterday? >> an interesting read. the democratic brief is 80 pages long. a third is devoted to the issue of whether or not you can indict someone who is no longer the office holder and that's a very academic legal exercise. it is quoting from federalist papers and talking about impeachments in 1876 and 1797. the rest is a narrative of blame saying that president trump was directly involved in lighting the match of violence that occurred on the capitol on january 6th. it has a few overreaches in terms of blaming the president for creating in my book an overreach blaming the president for nancy pelosi's laptop, endangering national security. that being stolen from the
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scene. that's a bridge too far. also said incited the rioters to the point where they'll take action against minorities. i don't know how the race card got thrown into this document. a long 80-page document with some legal argument and stuff and violence. >> bill: they'll show the violence. when you were made i ware of this, how did you feel about that? is that a strong case or a way of putting the 74 million people who voted for president trump on trial as well? >> it's a little bit of that. look, my biggest problem is the snap impeachment for a non-crime. incitement for insurrection if you view it from the criminal lens whether it's a crime it doesn't fit. the president's words can't be translated by dog whistle into violence when he says things about peace. i have a real problem with the substance of the charge and the snap decision to impeach seven
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days after the actions took place. i think that the president's defenders need to do a better job laying out the due process kind of argument here that it is entirely unfair to make snap decisions and speedy trials when evidence is still being collected as we speak. >> dana: what did you think of their filing? they had a brief yesterday as well. >> i think it's a little bit of a missed opportunity frankly. it is not bad. it is like you would see in civil litigation when somebody is responding to a request for admission. so it is kind of a clerical document. we accept this and deny that. i think they missed an opportunity to have their own narrative here talking about the hypocrisy of democratic politicians who have said much more incendiary things than president trump. to talk more in depth about the lack of jurisdiction over a former office holder. they touch on the defenses they want chuck schumer has another
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idea if they can't get republicans to vote with democrats. here it is. >> i think the president should be tried. i hope he will vote to be convicted. anything past that is something we can discuss. but he deserves conviction. nothing less. >> bill: the question was about a censure. would they take that vote if the acquittal comes within a week or two? >> possibly. i would view censure as the plea agreement here as an alternative to a full blown trial. there should be a lot of procedural things thrown up right away by trump's defenders to stop this thing in its tracks and maybe that becomes essentially the compromise for some of the republicans sitting on the fence that are taken by president trump's reaction not being what they want but not accepting that this is the type of stuff of an impeachment. >> dana: the thing is the impeachment is not a criminal proceeding, right? it's a political one and one of
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the reasons -- you make great points if this was a court of law that would really work. when it comes to the politics i think schumer said that because he knows that they won't have the votes to convict. that's what i think. >> dana: right. it is a political process. at the same time they are alleging a particular crime and there is this language in the constitution. i'm a bit of an originalist that says treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors. there is a history to talk about whether the language talked about misconduct in general. but i would still stick with my guns on the president's side and say this ain't a crime. it might be improper language, it might be frustrating but not the stuff of incitement. >> dana: you are an originalist indeed. >> bill: we trust. idaho, the national guard said three pilots died in a blackhawk helicopter crash. happened last night just south of boise during a routine training flight. no word on the cause.
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officials say they're now investigating. story just breaking this morning there from idaho. >> dana: america is on the verge of getting another covid vaccine approved and how well the johnson & johnson shot works and if it is the right choice for you when we have a scientific officer joining us next. senator joe manchin can make or break president biden's legislative agenda. what he is saying about the need for bipartisanship to move the country forward. >> my friends on the other side will have input and we'll do something we agree on. i'm not going to do it just down the lines of just saying a party line vote. it has to make sense. the largest 5g network... award-winning customer satisfaction... or insanely great value. now, with t-mobile for business, there's no compromise. network. support. value. choose. all. three. t-mobile for business. ready when you are.
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authorization early march in that time frame. >> bill: a couple of things good about your vaccine, it's one shot, not two. you can store it in a refrigerator as opposed to the pfizer moderna which leads a lot cooler refrigeration. also there are two shots. the efficacy, however, seems to be lower. i just put on the screen here. 66% effective worldwide. 72% here in the u.s., 66 south america. 57 south africa. 85 effective against the severe disease. now how would you defend 66% versus plus 90% from some of the other vaccines? >> well, bill, the studies are not always -- in this case definitely not compatible. we have done this study in the height of the pandemic with huge transmission in the presence of several different variants. worse in brazile and south
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america and south africa. we learned the 85% against severe disease and complete against death. if you look into parts of the world. 90% of the people in our study in south africa with the south african strain. it is known that is highly resistant against already many therapies but also current vaccines. that's why the finding we have here is very relevant that we can still protect regardless of age, risk factor, ethnicity, geography and strength. it gives the vaccine in a single dose easy to use, very important role in combating the pandemic in the world. >> dana: what would you say to people who are still hesitant about the vaccine and if they think well, you know, maybe with these variants it is not worth it. do you think the vaccines can help us to deal with the variants as they are coming?
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the brazilian one seems to be quite strong and you mentioned the south african one. >> it is very important to get the vaccine. whatever vaccine there is. whether moderna, pizer, get vaccinated to get the transmission down. there is so much virus around so many infections that the variants can he merge. that's where i think everyone should take this message very serious, get vaccinated to make sure we get the transmission down. but also for yourself. if you get the first vaccination with the current vaccine, you start to build up basic protection and it is better than no protection to get to -- it is those three things. it makes this pandemic so serious for the world and get vaccinated but also observe protection, social distancing and continue to wear masks.
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it is very critical at this moment we get the pandemic done. >> bill: you have signed a deal with 100 million doses by single shot vaccines for the end of june. 100 million. will this country get 100 million johnson & johnson shots by the summertime? >> correct, 100 million shots, 100 million people. that will make a huge difference in the u.s. for many, many people to get protected from the disease and also for the country to get back to normal. so i think we will make a significant contribution in the next few months on getting the pandemic under control in the u.s. >> dana: hopeful news there and thank you for that. thank you. we'll keep in touch. >> bill: thank you, sir. disturbing trend. major new cities looking like the carjacking capital of america. what police are saying about these crimes in a moment. a big lineup. check it out on the wall. they're coming up shortly.
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-oh, i was just -- -oh, tammy. i found your retainer in the dryer. >> bill: national guard saying three pilots died in a blackhawk helicopter crash happened south of boise during a routine training flight last night. no word what caused the crash. officials are investigating. tough news from the american west. >> dana: this now, disturbing trend happening in chicago. officials say young people are committing carjackings just for the thrill. mike tobin is live in chicago with the details. tell us more, mike. >> dana, as if there is not enough to worry about carjacking. three carjackings just last night in the city of chicago. one less than two miles from here. a guy trying to get his car unstuck from the snow. robbed from his car and money before he finished digging out. there are five carjackings a day in the city of chicago. a lot of stats to go with it.
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the month of january saw 283% increase from last year and that was an increase of the previous year. suspects are between the ages of 15 and 20. at least one suspect was 12 and these are mostly armed carjackings. the pandemic plays a role because these are kids who would otherwise be in school and they are bored. cook county state attorney sent a virtual town hall the motivation for most of the recent carjackings is just the thrill. sometimes a stolen car is used for another crime like a drive by shooting. harder to trace the shooter in a stolen vehicle. 150 arrests in chicago. mostly teenagers charged with the felony. when you stop the stolen car it's different to prove the driver of that car is the one who stole the car. it is not just chicago. minneapolis has seen a 301% increase in carjackings. they put together a task force with federal and local law enforcement and recently just rounded up some 50 people.
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it is still a problem. community activists are putting volunteers in gas stations at night. >> dana: you're right. as if there isn't enough to worry about. fox news alert as we take a look at the senate hearing to confirm cardona, the nominee for education secretary. the debate rages over school reopenings across the country with the biden administration siding with teachers union requests for more safety measures and kids are learning remotely at home if they can and parents are waiting for answers. welcome to a brand-new hour of "america's newsroom," i'm dana perino. >> bill: bill hemmer. schools. figure it out. >> dana: mike tobin was talking about saying they are board -- bored and now they would be in school. if arrested they have a record, what have we done for these kids once again? we'll talk to james freeman assistant editorial page editor for the "wall street journal." reopening schools. look at this "wall street
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journal" headline. where is biden on opening schools? so far he is buckling to the unions that won't return to classrooms. what do you think about that, james? >> it's really tragic. this administration talks about following the science but the science is very clear, kids should be in school. we've seen numerous studies from the u.s. and around the world showing that schools are not super spreader events as some feared. we know that kids are at little risk. most of the staff are at little risk and by the way, there are tens of billions of dollars in previous emergency measures passed by washington that still hasn't been spent at these schools where unions are demanding more and more protections until they will agree to having their members go back to you. >> dana: even getting the teachers into the front of the line to get vaccines hasn't done enough. >> bill: i think the money is an interesting point here. in the package that's proposed in congress by democrats, there
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is $170 billion for schools. what do you do with that money? they say you need it for air purification. that might be. but $170 billion? you could probably rebuild so many classes and so many buildings entirely with that cash. what is the incentive to concede now when you are trying to get that passed through congress? >> you look at chicago, which has spent $100 million on disfinishecting new ventilation systems, ppe and still not enough to get the union to budge. they still don't want teachers in the classroom and we're really -- this is sort of the story of this whole past year where we're essentially robbing from our children, denying them educational benefits. we've seen the problems with test scores especially in math, distance learning doesn't work for a lot of these kids. so we're robbing them of their future earning potential at the
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same time we're saddling them with trillions of dollars in new federal debt they will eventually be responsible for repaying. >> bill: if the students go back to class and unions give in, does it weaken your hand for these negotiations underway for that money? >> well, i suppose it does. but what is the point here? this is where you would hope the president would be showing some leadership being willing to say no to -- i understand the teachers unions are an important part of the democratic coalition. but this is what you would expect of a leader is to be able to say no, the larger priority, the national need is for these children to get back to school and to learn. >> dana: and if he were to do so it would help mayors across the country like mayor lori lightfoot in chicago and d.c. mail. they sought a motion to keep the teachers from striking.
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it causes harm that is good for them but they need backup from the white house. let me ask you about china. a lot of questions how the administration will position. listen to jen psaki, the white house press secretary asked about it yesterday and here is what she said. >> our approach to our relationship with china, you know, is strategic obviously and we are working to insure that we are approaching that relationship from a position of strength. >> dana: that was a pretty conscious answer. listen to former dni john ratcliffe on china as well. >> what's important is that the intelligence community be honest about china and people stop trying to politicize intelligence to make china less of a threat or russia more of a threat. let the intelligence speak for itself. if it does we'll realize that china and china alone is the greatest national security threat. >> dana: is there consensus on that? >> yeah, i think so far the
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biden position is more like the trump position and less like the 2012 biden position when as vice president he really didn't understand what the rise of the chinese dictator was. he treated him as this bff and talking about how wonderful their relationship was. i think this is better at least retoreically. but the big concern is that the biden administration is going to either backslide on national security or human rights issues in order to get a climate deal and an empty promise from the chinese regime. i think that's what a lot of observers on both sides of the aisle are concerned about. even people who may want the climate agreements, they don't want the biden administration
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to concede, whether we talk about freedom for people in hong kong or talking about u.s. national security. >> bill: thank you, james. strategic patience was the phrase that was used. >> dana: i heard it before. >> bill: if the teachers unions continue to hold out in big american cities and keep doing it for a long period of time after the pandemic passes how are these unions going to be viewed by the majority of the nation? >> dana: after pandemic, there was big huge changes. it could happen in a variety of different ways. on this one on schools you will see a big push for weakening of teachers unions but it will also come with school choice. parents will want to have the choice. >> bill: in california now governor gavin newsom poll numbers sinking. 48% disapprove. john yoo law professor. is this going anywhere in
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california, your state? >> i think the governor has a lot to be worried about. his approval rating dropped almost 20 points from early last fall and so in our california constitution we have the ability to recall members of the executive branch like the governor. gray davis was recalled 20 years ago and replaced by the terminator arnold schwarzenegger. similar motion is headed forward right now. the signature gatherers have over a million signatures. they need 200,000 more and they have to get them by march. >> dana: i imagine if they are going to. who is this year's terminator in the scenario? we don't know yet. one person who might be interested in trying to challenge him. former mayor of san diego kevin faulkner. >> bill: governor newsom has botched the basics during this crisis. millions of our public school children are being left behind. our great state is one of the slowest in the nation at
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distributing lifesaving vaccines. this continuous failures are an immediate hazard to the state of california and he must be replaced. >> dana: will the pandemic result in a major systemic change in california and possibly the recall of the governor? >> you mentioned earlier, data, pandemics are often followed by upheaval. go back to the wars in fifth century b.c. to see that happen. it is happening here in california and part of it is california has had i think the most draconian lockdowns for the longest period of time but estimate they suffered the highest death rates, one of the highest infection rates and it has been terrible. second to last in the country at getting the vaccine out. it goes on well before that. we've also had terrible unemployment. i think california is second worst in the country even should have the most vigorous economy. in unemployment we've had terrible crime, closed schools,
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we've had large homeless problems. so the problems go on and on and structural before the pandemic. the pandemic has focused the problems and the governor and state government have not been able to respond. >> bill: i haven't been to san francisco in some time. clearly not since covid started. the descriptions i get from friends and colleagues in that city are awful for how they describe the downtown area and what's its become. rick grenell lives there and said this. >> we have a governor who shut down the beaches. now, this is not part of science. we have a governor who plays politics but we also have a state that is completely run by one party. if you want to have the insiders from one political party and the well connected constantly get what they want you have to keep electing the same people over and over. and that's what we have in california. >> bill: let's see whether or not that democratic string is broken or not. the point about the beaches. here in new york we can't go
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inside into a restaurant. not allowed. but on a beach or outdoors. >> dana: outdoor dining. >> bill: where else could there be more social distancing? how does it go over in that state? >> san francisco, we wish we had more social distancing from some of the people walking around town these days. the major problem is this. when you have the one-party state. when you have this kind of irrational covid restrictions, that leads to a kind of huberous and belief on the part of the government officials they don't have to obey these rules. you had an example where the governor said everyone stay home, don't gather with anyone, don't eat indoors and he was photographed eating at the most fancy restaurant in california inside at a table with healthcare lobbyists, l.a. city council people voted to ban even outdoor dining and right after the vote they went to a fancy italian restaurant. that will undermine the rule of
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law in california. the police have their hands full. they don't want to issue tickets. snooping inside people's houses. you will have disobedience and failure to comply if the leaders don't obey the rules they impose on the rest of us. >> dana: always insightful. good to have you. we'll be back in touch. >> bill: nice to see you. >> dana: the state of oregon prioritizing teachers before seniors part of an effort to reopen schools as soon as possible. unions are not committing to the teachers return even to the vaccine. dan springer, tell us more. >> this is controversial on a couple of levels. the push to reopen schools has taken a turn in the northwest, oregon and idaho are vaccinating teachers ahead of all senior citizens who are not living in group settings. in hood river, oregon. teachers rolled up their sleeves as a drive-up vaccination center. 80 and older had to wait and
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people in oregon older than 65 won't be eligible until the end of february. kate brown says she is using every tool to get things back in the classroom this school year. >> for every teacher who is back in the classroom, they help 20, 30, 35 students get their life back on track. >> only 13% of oregon school kids have been in a classroom since last march. nationally 40% of k-12 students are inside schools leaving 20 million kids getting all their instruction remotely. studies from the nwea show they have significant learning loss and suffer more anxiety and depression. a suicide prevention expert says based on calls and texts to crisis hotlines the number of kids in emotional distress is up 30 to 60%. while many seniors understand the impact on young people, they say retirees are suffering as well. not only from the isolation, but from the virus. 80% of all covid deaths in the
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u.s. are people age 65 and older. >> when seniors are affected by this, they have a lot of underlying conditions and more prone to dying. so i think that's the concern. >> in oregon there is no guarantee even when all the teachers are vaccinate i had they will go back into the classrooms. their unions say it should be up to them if they feel safe enough and up to the school district to protect the kids and there will be hell to pay, dana, if all those teachers get vaccinated ahead of the seniors and then don't go back in the classrooms. >> dana: i'll say indeed. dan springer, thank you. >> bill: stand-off in chicago goes on and on. why the mayor, lori lightfoot, is blaming the former administration for not reopening schools in her city. talk to martha about that coming up in a few moments here. senator joe manchin voicing support for democrats 1.9 trillion dollar relief package. why he still believes there is a path to bipartisanship and we'll find what that is and whether or not he thinks that
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act now. >> bill: fox news alert. we mentioned this a few times. idaho national guard saying three pilots were killed in a blackhawk helicopter crash. south of boise during a routine training flight last night around 8:00 p.m. local time. cause of that crash not known. officials say they're investigating that as of this hour. >> it's called a budget reconciliation. has to be within the budget lines. that does not come within that at all. it really needs to be debated.
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it doesn't work. different states are different. some states have $15. anybody that goes to work in the morning and woe, 40 hours a week and 50 weeks a year should be above the poverty guidelines. that's not $15. >> dana: joe manchin voicing support for budget reconciliation as democrats forge ahead with the covid relief bill. nearly $2 trillion package has yet to win any republican support. does manchin believe there is room for bipartisanship? bret baier joins us now to discuss. i couldn't help notice this morning senator manchin was on morning joe asked about 1.9 trillion. here is what he said. >> if it's 1.9 trillion, so be it. if it's a little smaller than that, we find the targeted need that's what we are going to do. >> dana: yielding a lot of power there, bret.
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>> he is. technically what happened is he voted to move the process forward but he is saying that he needs it to be bipartisan and he doesn't agree as you heard in that sound bite with the $15 minimum wage being a part of that. he says in his view it does not fall under the rules of budget reconciliation. this is down in the weeds of congress here but you have to fit within the parameters in order to get it to the budget place where you could vote for 51 and not 60 needed to pass it. manchin made clear that he is not for the dollar figure in the states at $350 billion states and cities. he is not for the minimum wage. and he feels uncomfortable with 1.9 trillion. as he said in the interview this morning. if republicans buy onto 1.9 trillion so be it. it needs to be a bipartisan package. >> bill: i just wonder if it's a done deal based on your conversation last night. two days ago you had this story in the "new york times." the
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economy is improving faster than expected. that's happening right now, growth in the fourth quarter last year was at 4%. in the meantime in the budget bill you have $350 billion for state and local governments. i understand that's flex money which allows them to do what they want with it. i get it, a lot of states, a lot of cities are hurting. that's a lot of money and you have $170 billion for schools. where the unions, the teachers have opted not to go back to the classroom. it is a ton of cash at a time where you have 700 billion dollars from december yet to be spent. how does that argument break down? >> just on schools alone there are $60 billion in the first bunch that hasn't been spent or disseminated or put out there. whenever you talk about. we heard ron klain the chief of staff at the white house and
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jen psaki say the schools need money to be able to do what they need to do as far as covid to open up. well, there is $70 billion or $69 billion that still hasn't been out there. and now you are going to add on top of that. that's what manchin and others are saying we need to look at being targeted. it is not to say it won't be a democrat-passed bill. but manchin will push at least what he told us last night for it to be republican and democrat. >> dana: bret, what do you make of the suggestion by some republicans that were in the meeting with biden on monday night that joe biden really does want to compromise but it is his staff that is holding him back from doing that? >> i saw those reports. i think that's something that swirls around washington, d.c. you have the thought process about this flurry of executive orders and actions that had been lined up long before inauguration day. some people believe gives joe
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biden cover to be able to then negotiate on some big ticket items. but we have not seen the negotiation develop to the point where there is actual trimming of the $1.9 trillion or some kind of big legislative deal he is working with republicans as of yet. it is early. >> bill: we talk a lot about the senate, the house doesn't get any attention. in the house it is as close as the senate. not 50/50 but democrats have an edge by four or five. if you lose four or five moderate democrats who don't go along with this spending bill, what passes? >> it's really a tight rope for house speaker pelosi. as much as it is for senator schumer the senate majority leader. you have marsha fudge from ohio who will go to the administration. you have a special election that will happen in ohio. but it doesn't have to happen right away by the rules of ohio
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governor dewine. so you could then be down to three. and you talk about the difference between the progressive side of the house and the conservative democrat side of the house, it is big. you only have to sway three people. not many. >> bill: probably why joe biden -- >> dana: what if he becomes the attorney general of california it is even tighter? >> we'll see you at 6:00, bret. the president is saying go big and go fast because of the timing that we're discussing here now. >> dana: they aren't going the wait. >> bill: house republicans meeting today to consider the fate of republican conference chair liz cheney who voted to impeach president trump. will she retain her leadership role? the battle for the soul of the republican party. how conservatives are charting the course for the future. jim banks will explain his plan and strategy coming up next. usa. romy refiplus lets you refinance
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>> bill: 10:30 in washington, d.c.
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take you down to the capitol rotunda. this is the congressional ceremony that will honor the life of officer brian sicknick who died as a result of his injuries, died on january 7th, the day after the january 6th raid on the u.s. capitol. >> dana: his family issued a statement saying the family thanks the congressional leadership for bestoeg the honor on our fallen american hero and wanted to thank the millions of people who offered their support and difficulties during this difficult time. knowing our personal tragedy and loss is shared by our nation brings hope for healing. >> bill: we'll watch the ceremony in a moment honoring his life. sicknick was in his early 40s. he is an iraq war veteran. he joined the capitol police in 2008. he has been on that force for about 13 years with mitch mcconnell and chuck schumer coming into the room now. he died 9:30 p.m. the following night january 7th due to quote injuries sustained while on duty. we are told he returned to his
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office and then collapsed on the 6th of january. >> dana: speaker pelosi and members of congress join in the ceremony today. it is going to take place and then officer sicknick will be buried at arlington national cemetery. he was a national guard member as well. >> bill: we'll watch now on capitol hill. [silence] >> bill: it's our understanding
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the family are arrive in a moment. >> dana: we'll give them a chance to get seated because it is a very tough day for them and for the capitol and as we talked about earlier, these members of congress went through the riot together. they don't have a lot of information still about what instigated it. there is an impeachment trial that will take place because democrats have impeached the president on the house side. that trial gets started next week. in the meantime, bill, there are still thousands of national guard members who are there to guard the capitol and arriving now. [silence]
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[silence] >> please remain standing for the invocation delivered by house chaplin. >> would you pray with me? fill our hearts, oh god, in this moment as overwhelmed as we are with grief, and anger
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and all these other emotions, sanctify this place with your holy presence. then send upon us the comfort of your spirit that as we mourn a life too quickly taken from us, we may find joy in knowing that in the time we were privileged to share with brian, living, loving, and laughing, you have indellably touched our hearts by his kind and unassuming manner as son, brother, beloved, friend and colleague. send upon us your peace, which is beyond our understanding, but which allows us to believe that in brian's sacrifice we're given the courage to look for and safeguard its purpose so that it was not in vain. may your steadfast love be ever
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with us and abide with us in these days and those that follow. may brian's memory forever be a blessing to his family, to his friends, his co-patriots and to this country. we offer this prayer to you in your strong and holy name, amen. >> please be seated. ladies and gentlemen, the honorable charles e. schumer, majority leader of the united states senate. >> fellow congressional leaders, mayor bowser, officers
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of the metropolitan police department, the united states capitol police, officer brian sicknick's commanders, the book of matthew reminds us blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of god. today we gather to honor officer brian sicknick, a new jersey native, a national air guard veteran, and a 12-year member of the capitol police force. a peace keeper, not only in duty, but in spirit. talk to his colleagues and they will tell you that brian was a kind and humble man with profound inner strength, the quiet rock of his unit. they will tell you that brian was dependable, never missed a radio call. they will tell you that he took
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great pride in his job, never more so than when he became a mountain bike officer on the first responders unit. and they will tell you that brian wouldn't have liked this attention and that if he were here, he would be the first to puncture the somber moment with his sharp sense of humor. brian was a peace keeper who loved his dogs and his girlfriend, sandra, and his family and the new jersey devils. he was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and on a day when peace was shattered. i had the honor of meeting officer sicknick's family last night and i learned that gladis's mom had graduated from james madison high school two years before me and that his aunt, brian's aunt had graduated a few years after me.
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we spent about 25 minutes brian's mom, dad, aunt and other relatives just reminiscing about brooklyn and about brian. and i said to them at the end with a bit of a lump in my throat, you are such good, decent, fine people. i didn't know brian, but knowing you i'm sure he was exactly that way, too. and all you have to do is look at his picture in the memorial book, the little program here and you could see it, what a good, kind, decent man he was. that brian and his family were made to pay such a high price for his devoted service in the capitol was a senseless tragedy, one that we are still grappling with. it has left deep scars here in this building among his friends
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and his colleagues, as have the tragic deaths of two of brian's fellow officers in the days since his passing. let us be a comfort to all who continue to recover from injuries seen and unseen from the attack on january 6th. we have mental health counseling for officers and staff. anyone who needs help or just someone to talk to should know there are services available. and that we are all here for you, just as brian was always there to take a young officer under his wing and help them get used to their new unit. blessed are the peacekeepers, like brian. let us be peacekeepers now in his memory.
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♪ o beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain ♪ ♪ for purple mountain majesty above the fruited plain ♪
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♪ america, america, god shed his grace on thee ♪ ♪ and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ o beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife ♪ ♪♪♪
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♪ america, america, god mend thine every flaw ♪ ♪ confirm thy soul in self-control by liberty in love ♪ ♪ crown thy good with brotherhood ♪ ♪ from sea to shining sea ♪ >> ladies and gentlelosi, speak of the united states house of
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representatives. >> it is my official and sad honor to welcome officer brian sicknick and many who loved, respected, and were protected by him to the united states capitol rotunda for a recognition of his life. to brian's parents, gladis and charles, his partner sandra, his brother ken and craig, and the entire sicknick family and the capitol police force, thank you for giving congress this privilege of honoring brian with this ceremony. we have heard from you, from brian's brothers ken and craig, that was the kindest of all, the fittest of all. just a very special person and again we heard from his entire
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family as the distinguished leader said, what a special person he was. how kind he was. and we know from his service on the capitol police force how patriotic he was. we gather today united in grief, gratitude and solemn appreciation for the service and sacrifice of officer brian sicknick. we respect his service certainly as a member of the capitol police force but also as a patriot to his country in other arenas. in 1997 he joined the new jersey air national guard under which he was deployed twice to defend our national security. in 2008 he continued that commitment when he joined the united states capitol police. we saw last night how brian's patriotic service commanded the respect with a visit by the president of the united states
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and the first lady. who came to pay respects to brian. now today the presence of distinguished guests is a testament to the great respect that so many have for brian and for the capitol police force. as we are joined by the capitol police force, members of congress, the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, mayor of the district of columbia, members of the metropolitan police and thank them for their service and members of the capitol police and other law enforcement leaders. our promise to brian's family is that we will never forget his sacrifice. we must be vigilant as what president lincoln referred to as the harsh artillery of time. we will never forget. with your permission, may we be worthy to carry brian in our
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hearts. we will never forget. each day when members enter the capitol this temple of democracy we will recommend his sacrifice and others that day who fought so hard to protect the capitol and the congress. and throughout our nation's history, including officer jacob chestnut and detective john gibson and we are blessed to be joined by officer chestnut's wife. the courage of these heroes being luster to our constitution and our democracy. it is fitting this day that we are embraced by the performance by the singing sergeants of the air force. brian was a member of the air force national guard and they sang o beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife who
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more than self their country love and mercy more than love. for the herroism for all who defend our great country god has truly shed his grace on us, on america, from sea to -- brotherhood from sea to shining sea. may it be a comfort to officer sicknick's family that so many mourn with them and pray for them during this sad time. may it be a blessing for us to have many of us who have known brian sicknick, those of us who now admire him, and that we say to his friends and family may it be a comfort to you that so many mourn your loss. may he rest in peace.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the benediction delivered by senate chaplain barry c. black. >> let us pray. eternal god, for whom no dawn arises and no evening sun sets, we turn to you for light when our minds are dark and for strength when our days are long. we honor you for the life of officer brian d. sicknick, a hero proved in liberating
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strife. lord, brian indeed more than self, his country loved and mercy more than life. bless those who fought for freedom with him. prepared also to give their last full measure of devotion. comfort the sicknick family. comfort all who mourn. help us to see death as you see it, not the end, but the beginning. not a wall, but a door. not a dark world, but a path that leads to eternal light. may officer sicknick's sacrifice prompt us to insure
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that this nation, conceived in liberty, will have a new birth of freedom. grant that our eternal vigilance will keep this government of the people, by the people, and for the people safe and secure. we pray in your sovereign name, amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please be seated and remain at your seats until escorted by the sergeants at arms staff to pay your respects.
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[silence] >> dana: you've been watching the ceremony in the capitol rotunda for brian sicknick. this is his family, his mother, father, and i'm not sure of the other woman. we understand he did have a girlfriend and he had dogs. the dogs are not here. i'm sure everyone in that family is both taken with this honor but also reeling from this tragic death. we have martha maccallum joining bill and me here this morning. martha, some reflections from you? >> well dana and bill, obviously this is a moment that brings all of us back to the events of january 6th and how devastating they were. i'm struck by the gathering here of leaders from both sides and obviously brian sicknick's family, who is in deep mourning. i'm also struck by the fact we
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remember seeing videos of a man hurling a fire extinguisher. nobody has been held responsible in the death of officer sicknick right now. the investigations are ongoing. there was a person who was arrested for hurling a fire extinguisher. retired sadly a retired firefighter from pennsylvania. but he has not been linked to the death of officer sicknick yet. i think there is so much we don't know about that day still and the investigation goes on. but there does need to be accountability for the people who chose violence in that moment and we see the ramifications of it and we see the results of it, deadly violence. two other officers who took their own lives because they were devastated by the events of that day. >> bill: sicknick was a former air national guardsman. he is from new jersey. he joined the capitol police in
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the year 2008. for any of us who have been around congress, we know how much reverence there is for the capitol police every day. >> that is for sure, bill. we have seen them lost in the past in incidences that increase a ton of security around the capitol and now we still have thousands of national guard members protecting the united states capitol and that raises a lot of questions as well. people who want many of those national guardsmen to be brought back to their states, people who question whether or not that protection is still necessary. but at this moment it is the memory of this man. congressman steve scalise who has been a victim of political violence. almost lost his life on a baseball field several years back. we live in a divided nation and watching this is a sharp, poignant memory of that, bill. >> bill: thank you, you
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mentioned the national guard troops. dana, 7,000 still on duty in washington we believe about 5,000 will stay on duty through at least mid-march. >> dana: interesting to watch this because members of congress who were all in the capitol building that day because of the essential business of certifying the election all went through this together. so they are there today to say goodbye to officer brian d. sicknick. >> bill: as the ceremony continues we want to get a quick commercial break and we'll be back with more right after this. n homeowners who need cash. refiplus from newday usa. it lets you refinance at today's record low rates plus get cash. with mortgage rates low and home values high refiplus can help you lower your rate plus turn your home equity into an average of $50,000. money for security today. money for retirement tomorrow.
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>> dana: we only have 30 seconds. >> bill: tomorrow we talk about super bowl. we have rumors going on. won't tell you yet. >> dana: a few rumors. bill is trying to explain to me what being favored by three points means. it's good or bad for brady? he gets three points.
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>> bill: probably good for him if you think he will win. >> dana: the over/under. >> bill: i think it's 56. >> dana: i don't know what that means. >> bill: total combined scores. it could be a track meet. we'll see. >> dana: maybe harris can tell us. >> bill: "the faulkner focus" now. >> harris: we will continue to follow the journey of capitol hill police officer brian sicknick who died from injuries sustained while protecting the u.s. capitol on january 6th. he is lying this. the bloodiest day in decades fo


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