tv FOX and Friends Sunday FOX News March 28, 2021 3:00am-7:00am PDT
the ball is in your court. you have got to have him on. "justice with judge jeanine" is next. ♪ pete: welcome to "fox & friends" on this palm sunday, very appropriate shot of st. patrick's cathedral in new york city. a find tune. we wish our jewish friends as well as wonderful passover. palm sunday commemorateses. >> just' triumphant return to jerusalem. a lot of families head off to mass or church, before you do that we hope you spend time on
"fox & friends." jed, good morning. >> good morning to you and everyone at home. i am lucky that i have a house celebrates two holidays. palm sunday and palsover. if any of you are doing that at home too, we're the lucky ones. will: we're glad you're watching "fox & friends" on this sunday. we start with joe biden and president trump. everyone is waiting for announcement that joe biden will go down to the border to look at the crisis with migrants making their way up from central america to the united states of america. president trump intends to visit the southern border perhaps next couple weeks. watch. >> mr. president, when do you think you would go? >> over next couple weeks. the border patrol wants me to go over the next couple weeks. i don't know there is rush for me to go. he is supposed to go, make a
decision, very, very bad decision, stay in mexico where he ended that. that is incredible. we're not getting along with mexico any longer. will: that was president trump on with justice, judge jeanine shapiro. that would be a statement that president trump makes his way to the border before president biden does. when we hear about politicians during this crisis most compelling words from come people living on the ground. it is important to hear from those on the american side of the border watching this as it unfolds. rancher russell johnson was on fox news live, giving once again first-hand colorful account what is happening, what might be happening very soon wherever you live? >> we've, i talked to a border patrol agent yesterday. he said they just caught nine illegal aliens in some of our ranch buildings. these are people that came right through the the s gap that was left because the biden
administration put a halt on the border wall project. we experienced everything from homes being broke into, cattle theft. vehicles stolen. other vehicles broken into. we had pasture land burnt by illegals. this is only getting worse. because of all the policies that the biden administration rolled back, that the trump administration put in place that was working. it affects the safety of not just our families, our business, this stuff is going further into the country. it is not staying here. it is coming to a home near you. pete: great point. you have to talk to people actually there how it affects them. another note in "the new york post." a sheriff from a texas border town that so many agents are transferred from patrol duty to process stations that the border is basically open. you spend that much time processing migrants told to come here, you're not doing the job somewhere else, preventing illegal crossings. you mentioned, former president
trump potentially going to the border. part of it border agents are hooking for leadership. want to hear from him. also misinformation you hear so much, jed from the biden ad min sprayings. they insist the surge is suesnal and normal when it is setting records. they insist it is not due to their words. you have basic common sense, president of mention co, the migrants, the words of joe biden are telling them to come to this country. they pretend it is trump's fault when policies he had in place had stemmed the tide. most illegal crossers are being turned back officials say it is the opposite. over a single week border patrol turnedly way 13% of crossers traveling with family units. this is not as the biden administration is describing it. you need to see it first-hand. jedediah: i'm sure president trump, former president trump will go there. i think he is right when he admits, when he says there is no rush for me to go there.
the reason he can't affect policy now. he can go. observe. i'm sure it is incredibly frustrate stating for him. he is someone who led on the issue of immigration. he made it front and center in the campaign. i think he firmly believes a lot of policies he instituted prevent what we're seeing right now, they faced their fair share of criticism along the way. i'm sure that is incredibly frustrating. the current administration is the only one that can change what is happening right now. that remark from the rancher, he is saying this is coming to a town or neighborhood or home near you, i forget his exact wording is accurate. we see also these processing centers in the border towns are getting flooded. what we're hearing, those processing centers may need to open up in other areas as well to accommodate all of these people. is that going to wind you taxing resources in communities further removed so it doesn't become an issue people right there on the border are focused on.
it becomes an issue in your backyard, a place you didn't anticipate dealing with this type of issue. so again, biden administration needs to get with it here, figure out, he needs to get down there, front and center. they need to figure out what to do about the influx of people coming in and about the people here already. pete: to that note, jed, another note from the "new york post," 15,000 children are in federal custody, 15,000. with 5000 own the facilities in the border. that means 10,000 have been dispersed across the country in facilities, dhs or hhs and it is already a problem removed far from the border. comedy has a tendency to die duke democratic administrations. it is very hard to find anything funny on the left side when it comes to comedians. the babylon bee, ever followed them, been to their website, is one of the funniest institutions
that exist out there. it is ripe for comedy right now. kamala harris in charge of the border, someone would tell you that the united states of america is inherently evil yet all the people want to come to america. kamala harris is in charge of our border security. joe biden gave his first press conference it is ripe. "saturday night live" should have plenty of material. they tried last night. right? >> divided. are we divided? >> y'all catch my press conference. so easy. they thought i was not mentally prepared enough but i think i proved them all wrong. [laughter]. kamala, not sure if you heard putting you in charge of solving a little immigration down at the mexican border. >> yes, i did hear that. wow. thank you for of the opportunity. such a fun, solvable problem. [laughter]. and what are you in charge of? >> moi? giving out checks.
who wants stimies. make it rain. stim nor'easter. will: you liked that one. pete: i don't like the stimies, i like the joke. that was not the cold open of the show. that was somewhere in the middle, a sketch. always a light little touch. one note prove them all wrong. and one reference from kamala harris. that was i believe a passoverover sader, because her hub was jewish. are they capable of comedy on the other side? jedediah: they're capable of it. i thought like dipping your toe into the water. there was some humor. i want to see more. there is a lot they can have fun with. we all need it the escape into comedy, because the news cycle is rough. we look to them to provide that. i think they can do a little better than that. i'm optimistic.
i'm waiting. will: be real. it was t-ball. teed up instead of jacking it out of the park, it was a single. faces on it. so much you could have done. jedediah: that's true, too. the paper. i forgot about that. that would have been good to throw in there. will: speaking on the issue of culture, piers morgan, of cnn fame, on to good morning britain over in england had fallout from the meghan markle interview with oprah. he walked off the set. he eventually left that program. left that network. many are surmising he is another victim of cancel culture. piers wants to make sure the first time that is officially that is not the case. to quote the real truth program. it is about more issue than delusional duchess, everyone free to express honestly held positions forcefully and passionately. i'm not a victim. i haven't been canceled.
in many ways this is one of the most exciting affirmative periods of my life f rights for free speech are to be denied. democracy as we know it will die. time to cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture. pete: great last line. that entire piece is very long. his op-ed, called the real truth. he lays out the entire timeline of that morning. reacting to the oprah interview. he is known not a fan of. meghan. he admits that. he reacted to different way than other people did. expressed views. got a ton of blowback, pushback, like other people here in the states did. i love the last line, time to cans sell the cancel culture that kills our culture. he also doesn't want to be seen as a victim as well. we'll see. jedediah: yeah. i mean he is not a victim. he's right. if you look back piers morgan
went own and on for many years in these lengthy tirades against meghan markle. after he wrote glowing reports on meghan markle in 2016 when they were friendly. he didn't get invited to the wedding. a lot of things happened personally between them he did not like. so he expressed his point of view. on the set of his own show when he expressed his point of view and was challenged he took his mic, left the set. i think it is kind of odd that he has portrayed himself as this you know, beacon of freedom of speech whatnot, regardless he expressed his freedom of speech for a while. seemed to have a problem when meghan and harry expressed theirs. read the op-ed there are a lot of lines good but it is odd. people should look what he wrote about meghan markle. some of the things he said about them. now what he is saying about people in social media are mean to me. read end of it, read the end of it with open mind, all those people support me and my book
hiked up. just read it, read it with open mind if you don't know a lot about the story and make your own judge meant. pete: there you have it. we have a few additional headlines. a oklahoma city inmate is shot and killed after taking a corrections officer hostage. the man took the officer's radio and keys, setting fellow inmates free inside of the jail. responding officers opened fire on the suspect because they feared the correctional officer's life was at risk. the officer is expected to be okay. the chaos sparking overnight protests. crowds gathering outside of the jail calling for better conditions inside of the facility. to extreme weather. another round of severe storms batter the southern u.s. overnight. heavy rain causing life-threatening flash flooding across central tennessee. rising water turning this nashville walmart parking lot into a lake. leaving cars completely submerged. several tornadoes ripped through parts of mississippi, georgia, alabama last week.
turning to some sports. arkansas ending oral roberts cinderella run in the sweet 16 with one final shot. >> for the lead. time out, 2.9. arkansas by two. what a shot. pete: stayed up to watch the end of this one. this one putting arkansas ahead into the elite 8. arkansas, best player with the ball open 3, one inch and they're headed to the sweet 16. it was not to be for oral roberts. 12th seed oregon state making case to be sin rella. ending loyola. bay roar punching their elite 8 ticket with a win. houston's defense keeping their run alive, shutting down syracuse which could not hit a 3
and their two-three zone proved penetrable. did you watch any, will. will: yes. you did a better job than i did. i fell asleep. i'm going to tell you something, like a minute 1/2 left to go in the oral roberts game. pete: no. how does that happen? will: discuss get up at 4:00 in the morning nine straight days. that is how that happens. unbiased associated press taking a stage out of jen psaki's briefing book, telling staffers not to call the surge of migrants rushing southern border a crisis. joe concha on deck. not everybody wants the same thing. that's why i go with liberty mutual — they customize my car insurance so i only pay for what i need.
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♪. >> children presenting at our border who are fleeing violence, who are fleeing prosecution, who are fleeing terrible situations, it is not a crisis. jedediah: the white house refusing to label the border surge as a crisis. now the associated press is following their lead. in an internal memo the ap telling reporters, quote, the current events in the news, sharp increase of arrival of unaccompanied minors is problem for border officials, a political challenge for biden and challenging situation for many migrants who make the journey but doesn't fit the classic dictionary definition of a crisis. here is media columnist for "the hill." joe, you can't make this up sometimes. a political challenge, a dire situation, a problem, but not a crisis. go ahead. >> jed, very interesting, the word challenge was also used by the white house press secretary by members of the biden
administration. even one time jen psaki called it not a crisis but a circumstance. no, a circumstance is what happened to me 30 minutes ago. i poured myself a big bowl of apple jacks. i go to the refrigerator. there is no milk. that is a circumstance. a crisis when you have to send fema. that really happened. not making it up. fema is sent to the border, right? that usually happens when there is disaster when fema is there. if you look at the numbers, we're looking at the largest surge in our border in more than 20 years. you're seeing now, not a circumstance, but a crisis when sports arenas now in dallas in san diego, in san antonio, are being used just to house all these migrants and migrant children. you're seeing increases at places like donna, texas, where you have 700% past. children are taking turns sleeping on the floor just because there is so little room. oh, by the way, this is happening during a pandemic,
when at last check when you put a lot of people in a small space indoors you had covid. you know how how horrible it can be. all the people indoors. some migrants are testing positive for covid by the hundreds, released in the u.s. population asked to quarantine. they have no place to quarantine. this is crisis. for the associated press to basically follow the biden administration's lead, almost if they're taking orders at this point, jed. jedediah: joe, quickly, we don't have a lot of time here, i'm curious how media coverage will go. journalists are upset they are denied access. will that have effect on their coverage. will they be more concerned about covering this properly because they couldn't properly? >> it was great to see kristin welker at press conference, joe biden on access to facilities for the media. more mr. starting to follow. you can only suppress the
problem for so long, jed. good at least some in the media are calling for accountability here. jedediah: thank you, joe. i hope that continues. we're glad to have you here as always. >> no problem. i got a lot of sleep last night. i fell asleep halftime of the ncaa game. jedediah: go get milk for the apple jack. everyone will be happy. >> thanks, jed. jedediah: new york ends qualified immunity for the officers months after slashing the city's police budget by one billion dollars. what does it mean for the men and women in blue? our law enforcement panel reacts to that next. the bonds we build... should never be broken. ♪♪ because it's that strength that finds the courage to make something good, truly great. ♪♪
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signed. the latest blow against the nypd after the city slashed police funding by one billion dollars last summer. let's bring the law enforcement panel to react. lisa parker, detroit chief of police, james craig, and former nypd detective dr. oscar odom. chief craig, start with you for just one moment. can you help me explain qualified immunity? i understand it protects officers from civil suits. should anything go wrong on the streets, that correct? >> well, you know, when you talk about qualified immunity, it really focuses on the individual. that is a governmental entity. so it does give a layer of protection to the officers but the exception, even with qualified immunity, if it is determined that a officer committed a criminal act, then there is no immunity for that. so this is just yet another example of what they're doing in new york is defunding the police. the mayor has already asserted that this would hurt recruiting.
i will take it a step further. not only going to hurt recruiting, it is also going to drive nypd officers out of the department, whether retire, resign. i agree with patrick lynch, it will create this chilling effect on how police perform their duties. will: right. >> people will be hurt. will: i'm sorry, chief craig. >> no, what i was going to say, we never talk about the victims. we never talked about the victims, the impact it will have on them. will: detective odom, you were on the streets of new york, former nypd. follow this directive after the decisions you make on the street. you heard from officers, i will not get involved in that. that could cost me my job. the risk/reward is not there on various calculations, on decisions cops make on the street. now there is this, they could get sued. no more qualified immunity. they could face further
repercussions, how does that affect you police? >> absolutely. imagine doctors not having medical malpractice? what would they do if they did not have medical malpractice. when go out on the streets of new york city, the largest police department, you have to make split-second decisions, when you make the split-second decisions it can be matter of life or death. now i have in the back of my mind, the people i serve and protect, they feel i should not have no backing if i make a mistake. so therefore if you want to put this on top of me, why should one rush to do something where there is a possibility lose their life if you hesitate, the person may lose their life, lose pension, money, those things, bun he will did together, how does one function and go out there? you can now go out there and be reactive as opposed to proactive because of the fear that this may happen. will: imagine the decisions
police would make, i don't know. that is not worth the risk, i'm not getting involved in that. then there is what chief craig said as well, chief parker, i like to take this to you, they will simply get fewer and fewer people choose to go into law enforcement and push people out of law enforcement that are already there. i imagine you see retirements, resignations going up? >> you know if you look at even just last year there was a max exodus already out of nypd. when you look at a lot of the top leadership that is leaving there, they're doing it because basically the governing body and the mayor has turned their backs on the police department. and let's go further look at, okay, so you have this max exodus all the talent leaving the police department. who is coming in to fill the positions? who will come in and become nypd officer when they know they're not supported by the mayor, the governing body? they know they're not going to
be potentially indemnified. not have immunity and put their families at risk every single time they have an encounter with someone on the street? who will do it. will: lower quality of officers, right? that is the answer. people who are more desperate, quite honestly to find employment. you will have degradation of policing throughout the entire process. that takes me back to you, police craiging. ultimately this is defund the police. we've seen police departments across the nation go down that path. we saw new york city cut funding. los angeles cut funding by $150 million last year. the city council in los angeles voted i guess refund the police by $36 million because there is a spike in crime in that city. so what do you take away from this? are we backtracking? are we walking back defund the police? are we facing harsh realitities? what does it mean to you? >> absolutely, will, we're facing harsh realities. look what happened in
minneapolis. the defund movement is a failure. it is continuing to fail. crime is going up in a lot of major cities. so police officers don't feel supported as chief parker indicated. they don't feel supported and i tell you this, is a bad time right now. i think this year, as much as i wanted to put 2020 to rest, we got a big challenge ahead of us. fortunately we don't have here in detroit. there is a lot of support for the department. we still continue to recruit, hire new police officers. our attrition rate is way down because police officers feel supported. will: quickly, to both of you, dr. parker, chief odom, what is your prediction what happens? will we see police department the refunded or will we go down to the defund the police path? dr. parker odom what is your prediction for the police departments. >> they will be refunded. people start losing their lives, communities are hurt, businesses
are hurting, they will start saying go back to put money in the police officers. take a note from president, president biden, said do not defund the police. will: chief parker, your prediction. >> my prediction will run along the party times as it seems to do in most of the cities. democratic cities will probably continue down this path. if you thought crime increased in new york city last year, wait until you see the ripple effect of this. will: really great insight chief. chief parker, chief craig, dr. odom. that for getting up with us this morning. >> thank you. appreciate it. will: you bet. homeland security department making deep cuts to the advisory council as the administration tries to control a massive migrant surge. our next guests are going to the border to see the crisis up close.
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homeland security advisory council. your thoughts, are you surprised and what are the implication. >> i'm not surprised. i'm not upset for two reasons. the secretary has full authority. we each serve at the pleasure of the secretary. he can make as many changes as he wants. i never seen a purge of over 30 people however we see at his pleasure. second reason i'm not upset this administration clearly shown they will not enforce the laws of this country. i'm a law enforcement officer. i spent 35 years as border patrol agent, special agents, first director of the i.c.e. we enforce the laws of this country. since this administration clearly shown they will not enforce the laws on the border, gutted i.c.e., took 90% of their authority away. border patrol stations are welcoming stations. i don't know what role i would be. they will not listen to me. i'm about deterrents and enforcing our nation's laws. will: absolutely, tom, your
participation in the council will be missed with that depth of experience. they want to redesign it with more diverse membership, whatever that means. thank you. representative, we heard calls for joe biden, kamala harris to go to the border. president trump will make a trip himself. you're about to take a trip to the border with tom homan. no better guide than him. what do you hope to see? what are you looking for in particular? >> texas is ground zero and the communities along the border are on the front lines, bearing the brunt of this self-inflicted disaster. so calling attention to the cause and effect of the biden policies and listening to the local stakeholders, whether it is the law enforcement side or it is private landowners whose places have been ransacked or the overrun and overwhelmed community leaders and, in school
administrators or hospital administrators. so we've got a lot to listen to but the whole point is to expose what's happening and, also, call to account this administration for the policies that they put in place that caused it, get them to own it. that is the first step is to own this. i'm not encouraged by the fact that kamala harris, who is the chief open border advocate and her radical ideology is now going to be the prevailing agenda as the border czar. i'm very concerned about that, as all americans should. it is the wrong message but certainly consistent with what we've seen out of the biden administration at this point. will: congressman arrington. this week several democratic congressman went down there. barbara lee, sheila jackson lee, went down to the border, toured facilities came back with the conclusion it is not as bad as
being painted by the right. what i'm curious about, congressman air rink arrington, tom you know what the delegations go down, what they are allowed to see, i'm curious how controlled or purposeful how it is. even with the political spin and narrative from democrats what they see, are they shown different things as well? that senate delegation went down this past weekend? congressman arrington to you? >> they have a dog-and-pony show. they clean things up. i think on the homeland security side but that is why it is critical to talk to local stakeholders outside of homeland security and the border patrol. if you listen to henry cuellar who was on fox news with me the other day he would tell you there is a crisis. so there are some democrats sounding the alarm but the, key is to talk to the local stakeholders, not just the folks in the administration. will: quickly, tom, i know you
know about this, i'm sure these are highly coordinated, choreographed tours on many occasion. >> congressman is correct on the dog and pony aspect. i'm hoping this codel does and, i want to thank the men and women of the border patrol. not like the president did last week accused the administration and border agents letting immigrants starve to death on riverbanks and they did nothing. men and women of the border patrol saved over 4,000 lives last year. they're american heroes. they put their lives every day while we're sleeping in bed. they put a gun to their head. commander-in-chief vilified them last week, the morale is in the toilet down there, i'm hoping this codel, i'm sure we will take time to thank the men and women much the border patrol, who know there is crisis and explain that to us this week. will: important message. tom homan, congressman jodey arrington, with a beautiful
painting hive been admiring throughout the texas, coming live from west texas, my in-laws might be up having coffee. >> god bless them. >> thank you. will: turning now to the headlines, suspect wanting shooting a texas state trooper takes his own life. people were shooting for arthur pinson, jr., he was founder dead inside of a home. he was wanted in the shooting of state trooper ted walker. he shot him in the head and abdomen on a texas highway. the trooper is in critical but stable condition. investigation into new york governor andrew cuomo. among them cuomo's secretary melissa derosa. "wall street journal" said she required to hand over documents as evidence in the on going probe. cuomo's lawyer calling subpoenas unsurprising, documents requested, witness interviews are needed in every investigation. take to the skies for limited time.
british air wears is selling at-home meal kit resembling the first class offerings. huh. the four course meal for two, comes with all ingredients a recipe sheet. you can choose a vegetarian or meat dish. the kits are available for home delivery for $110. pete: for the price after seat. will: in my experience, i'm more after coach guy, i'm not fancy like pete. i'm more of a coach guy if you will, but first class food is food for an airplane, not good for the world. pete: i agree with you. i have had some first class meals i would eat at home. they were very, very good. tell you who flies first class -- will: going to say, jed. jedediah: first class, guys, to italy on my honeymoon. i have to say that was the first meal i ate on a plane, you know what? if i got this in a restaurant i would not be complaining. it can happen i guess. will: adam klotz is a first class guy.
tell us about your travels around the world on first class? adam: i never have flown first class. i'm not about to do it for the first time sitting in my own home being delivered food for $110. i fly at $80. i will not pay $100 for my meal, that is for sure. here is the weather. feeling like spring across the country. we have a big frontal boundary sitting there. spring type heat, springs spring type storms. we've seen spring tomorrows. plenty of tornadic activity, heavy rains in the last 24 hours. we're looking at flood watches and warnings across portions of eastern tennessee, nashville included running off to the east. that heavy rain mass will continue to move the course of the day. this is the future forecast. run up to the east coast. lift up to the northeast. a lot of heavy rain going to continue to fall. we see round after round this is the time of year we get the
spring temperatures, spring storms. they will continue. back out to you guys. will: thank you, adam. jedediah: thanks, adam. a new piece of legislation banning critical race theory being taught in the military. could this stop our armed forces from being politicized? we'll ask one u.s. army veteran. that's next
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here is west point grad, army veteran, jeremy hunt. great to see you this morning. first we've seen the woke ideology make its way into the military. now tom cotton saying it is not welcome here. what would impact be of critical race theory into our military? >> look, pete, it is incredibly important that units in the military have a spirit of comradery and team work. young soldiers are sometimes 18 years old. i had soldiers so young, see people to the left and right of them, they trust each other. they look to the mission first before you start looking to your neighbor's skin color. so critical race theory is a threat to that spirit of cohesion. it tells you to look at the color of your neighbor's skin instead of looking to who you trust and caring about your fellow soldier. and so i applaud senator cotton for speaking out against this because a the lot of these soldiers they are unable to say anything obviously against the chain of command. it is on us to defend those
defending us. pete: senator cotton speaking against this unfortunately the pentagon brass pushed through ideas and reading lists which we covered on this program. >> absolutely. pete: jeremy, one more thing. there is a study came out that minority students are underrepresented in the nominations to military academies. you yourself went to west point. 6% black students, 8% hispanic students. majority white students in the nominations. how do you dress that? some are calling the congress to racialize the military academy process? is that a good idea? how do you recruit the minority candidates when you tell them the country is systematically racist who you are supposed to serve as well? >> that is right, pete. the narratives we tell about the country matter. we can't tell young minority students their country is uniquely evil and hates them and expect them to want to volunteer to serve.
we can't tell them that the constitution was written to keep them in bondage but then expect them to want to defend that constitution, defend this nation. so the narratives that we share absolutely matter. so we have to be able to teach the next generation this country is worth defending. unfortunately we're seeing right now in some of the data that what we're telling about this country is having an major effect on those who volunteer to serve and ultimately go to the military academy. pete: jeremy hunt. i don't think your service is over. i think tom cotton needs backup in the senate. maybe that in your future. jeremy hunt thank you for your time. >> thank you, pete. pete: the biden administration is floating a mileage tax to pay for their multitrillion dollar infrastructure package. curt the cyber guy with why that tax raising, why that tax is raising privacy concerns as it should.
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♪. jedediah: the biden administration wants to tax drivers to foot the bill for biden's multitrillion dollar infrastructure plan. will: but how they plan to track your mileage is raising privacy concerns. pete: here to tell us why the cyberguy kurt knudsson. i figure if you're here, not take you at your word, fill out your taxes what your odometer was then and what it is now. it is probably a little more sophisticated than that. >> it is probably big brother. good to see the three of you. we pull into a gas station. pay the gas tax around the country. federal tax right now. 18.4 cents per gallon taken at wholesale level. we don't think about it.
we pay it at the pump. an idea is being floated by the secretary of transportation buttigieg, saying, how about we scrap that, instead charge everybody by the mile? well then, you say okay, that might be interesting to look at, until you start thinking about how will you report the mileage? how will you figure that out? well, think about it. number one, here is an idea. you pull into the gas station as usual but there is a device in your car that talks to a device at the pump. that would be one way to record your mileage. then you could get one of these, like the es pass system already out there, is already like big brother. you have to have in your car. as you drive around town your car is scanned t registers how many miles you've gone from the last time it registered that. that is another creepy one. or cell phone tracking devices. how about having to pull in, manually reading your odometer. the worst would be the idea of
having a gps tracker mandated inside of your car that would record everywhere you go and record that data. then it comes down to who will keep track of that data? do you want the government to do that? to, we'll hire a third party. what happens if that gets hacked? or an attorney ask for the information they have say in ez pass related cases in divorce cases? where does it stop? what happens if you refuse to do that? you will pay a higher flat mileage tax. those are ideas being floated. kind of nuts on the tech side of it. will: replacing the gas tax with these taxes, i will believe that when i see it. pete: exactly what i will say. they will not scrap the gas tax. do both. will: that is how this works. >> see you at cyberguy.com. have a good day. will: activists are crying foul that mlb, pulp games out of
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to reinstate former president trump's policies and send a long stronger message. >> the madness needs to stop. there is only one way to stop it. for joe biden to say, do not leave your home. do not come to our country. if you do, we you will not get in. we will send you home. reporter: almost every homeland security advise sy council got a pink slip from the homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas. it is made up of some democrats and some republicans. in the termination letter secretary mayorkas i'm considering how the advisory council can bring the greatest value to the department, how the expertise, judgment, council of its members can be harnessed most effectively to advance the department's mission. secretary mayorkas says he will create a new council in the coming weeks. it is possible some will be asked to return but critics say this is a way to purge republican and opposing voices. jed, will, pete? will: thanks so much, lauren.
meanwhile joe biden is waiting we're waiting on him to fulfill calls to go to the southern border, former president trump made a promise last night on "justice with judge jeanine" he will go to the border in a matter of weeks. listen to this. >> this will potentially destroy our country. millions of people will come up in a short period of time. these are people, in a large way are not people that we want in our country. you have criminals coming up. you have murders, rapists drug dealers, coming up. they stopped construction so we have some open areas. we had to leave certain areas to get everything back in as we completed it. they didn't finish it up. they covered gaps easily with the border patrol. but you don't have to do that. should finish the wall immediately. that has to be number of one. stay in mexico has to get reenacted, which isn't that easy anymore. now mexico is angry at us. now the other countries are not
respecting us. jedediah: yeah. so i mean he is talking about the remain in mexico policy that was instituted where people would who were seeking asylum in particular would remain in mexico awaiting hearings and trials. that is not going to happen. we have to be realistic the current administration will not go backward and say this is what the trump administration was doing, right? we made a mistake. we'll go back and rethink, that will not happen ever. for many reasons, i think idealogically there is very strong difference in terms of how this administration views immigration and secondly because he will not go back to give credit to the trump administration even if there was a policy success, that means revisiting. unfortunately if you don't do that, i don't really know what you do in this situation right now because you have an influx of people that are continuing to come, that still feel incentivised to come, that feel no matter what is said at this point if they arrive here they will be able to stay. you have this overcrowding of
facilities. i don't really know what the solution is here. but i do think there will be a time where you're going to have to sit and say if you're a member of the biden administration, we may have wanted it to go this way. this is not looking good. this is not a sustainable or tenable situation. maybe we need to revisit policies. i don't know what expect to happen but i don't know what recourse they have. pete: reality of trump derangement syndrome ultimately clouds their ability to policies and apply them because orange man bad. you throw everything out, finish a wall, holes in a wall that doesn't make sense or policies in place you remove them right away day one, instead of inviting floods of unaccompanied minors, they're stuck with the hand they have, they can't, as you said, jed, you are entirely right, they are unwilling to do anything done by donald trump.
look at 15,000 children in federal custody that is the next chapter of dreamers. dreamers 3.0, 4.0, 5.0. a ongoing pipeline, on going process to create pathway to legalization and citizenship. that is what the left wants, they see future voters, absolutely. the thing with donald trump, why they have a connection to what they did at the border, he was the first one to deliver the bargain. bargain on immigration, sure we'll look at immigration reform, we'll look at pathways to this or that because people are here, only if you secure the border first so that you don't come back to this problem time and time again. he actually attempted to do that in a way no one in washington had ever tried to do. as a result you could, now the biden administration wants to scrap this. eventually will want to have a massive conversation how you welcome these migrants which means the problem never solves itself and only gets worse. will: on the front end predicted to be a much bigger surge as the spring and summer roll along.
pete: that's right. will: you asked what could be done, jedediah, earlier this week on "fox & friends," democratic congressman henry cuellar about the way the message is reaching migrants. it's a political message. when you talk to migrants, we feel joe biden will be more welcoming, this is the time to come. that feeling is ingrained. it is communicated two field by friends and family made the trip. come on, time to go. thirdly by the cartels who have sophisticated marketing mechanism who say it is time to go. my point the only way you correct what is deeply engrained and have a hard turn a hard shift to not let people in the border. pete: said opposite at the press conference. they love me so much. will: we spoke to tom homan and congressman jodey arrington a little earlier what is happening
at the border. here is what they had to say. >> the men and women at border patrol saved 4,000 people lives. they strap a gun to their hip and defend this nation. their commander-in-chief vilified them last week. it is, morale is in the toilet down there. >> the whole point is to expose what's happening and, and also call to account this administration for the policies that they put in place that caused it and get them to own it. jedediah: you know, will, you mentioned deporting people. i would be absolutely stunned if that happened. will: right. jedediah: that is just not going to happen. but, the truth is, if you don't do that, then you just have to be honest about the message that sends, if you get here you will be allowed to stay. that is just, that is not a political statement. will: we have to move on. but i was told once when it comes to the border, you do have to deport illegal immigrants
within the united states, but you have to, pete, secure the border first. the analogy given to me, when the bathtub is overflowing you don't start mopping until you turn off the faucet. you have to turn off the faucet and start mopping. >> very sad. all the kids are here. this is crisis to say the least. one of the topics come up a lot with respect to this obviously is crime. we've been talking about crime all year, the surge of crime in many cities around the country. one of the responses has been from the left, well, let's defund the police. made no common sense to anyone looking around but now there is some eversal that you're seeing in some places. $367 million, l.a. county is putting into boost -- $36 million l.a. county is. there is reversal. not hard to figure out. people need a police force. when you minimize the police. when you inhibit their ability to do their job. people have no one to call in cases of emergency.
criminals feel excited, look we can get away with stuff there is less of a police presence and cities deteriorate. they know that. i think what you're going to see, we've seen some of this in minneapolis, and elsewhere where we covered throughout the year but you're seeing that there is a very quick walk-back with respect to this, pete, it makes no sense. if you defund the police, and i understand it is not technically defunding, you're shifting funds around, regardless, if the funding is cut some way redistributed elsewhere, they don't have the ability to do their jobs, people have no one left to call in times of distress. pete: the left-wingers who come up with the nonsense are never held to account because the buddies in the media telling them pat on the back, they care more. the results will come eventually. communities of color affected by violence, eventually they will feel better that the police are defunded because the police are systematically racist. or illegals, they appreciate the fact we defund i.c.e. and don't
deport criminal illegals because we care more. the warm feeling that doesn't actually then exist when violence dramatically spikes for everyone of every racial background in these cities. they turn around and re-fund the police. this is a release of 36 million after a 150 million-dollar cut previously in l.a. will, you did a great set of interviews with a police panel earlier in the program. we asked them about defunding the police. here is what they said. >> the defund movement is a failure. it is continuing to fail. crime is going up in a lot of the major cities. so police officers don't feel supported. >> once the crime goes up, people start losing their lives and communities hurt, the businesses are hurting, they will start saying we need to go back to put money back with police officers. >> my prediction is it will run along the party lines as it seems to do in most of the cities. so the democratic cities will probably continue down this path and if you thought increase in
new york city last year, wait until you see the ripple effect of this. will: pretty stunning predictions there from that police panel and i would suggest one that accurately reflects reality. reality is what the movement to defund the police is facing. rising crime rate. police officers retiring and resigning. a mounting and compounding problem. you're facing reality against your i don't know, ideas of social justice. pete: you asked about it too and we'll talk about more on the program, getting rid of qualified immunities is one of the most dangerous concepts in policing and we just saw it in new york. a police officer is liable civilly for action's they take in moment as notice. how can be a police officer? will: we have another police panel later in the show. you will talk to another police officers on that issue. jedediah: l.a. county, not republican. this will not necessarily fall on party lines. at some point the representatives, leadership that
are democrats in democrat cities, towns, states, whatever it may be they will have to make changes because it is happening on their watch. i don't know it will fall on party lines. i think a lot of reversals will happen in pretty surprising places. qualified immunity a separate topic. we can disagree on that one. defund the movement, most sane people think it makes no sense. we'll turn to headlines right now. in the boulder mass shooting, the suspected gunman was laughing, isn't that nice, as he opened fire inside of the grocery store. 10 people died in the shooting including a police officer. the fallen officer, eric tally will be laid to rest this week. first-responders honored his mother as she arrived from colorado to new mexico to attend his funeral. former wwe superstar road dog is in the hospital after suffering a heart attack. the hall of fame wrestler, whose real name is brian james. just returned to his florida home when it happened. in a facebook post his wife asks
for prayers but does not reveal his condition. a heart exam is scheduled for tomorrow. first-responders call on spider-man for a special birthday surprise. d.c. firefighters and paramedics have one much their own dress up like spider-man for this 4-year-old's birthday. they planned the surprise that the boy wanted to meet a super mero for his big day. i love that. everyone has a favorite superhero, guys. mine is in fact spider-man, peter parker. love him to pieces. you have a favorite hero? we did this once. captain america. pete: will says self-made heroes are his favorite. batman and "iron man." jedediah: "iron man" is good one. pete: will, when you speak i listen. will: i don't know what to say. take it away. pete: social media platform parler, said it repeatedly alerted the fbi ahead of january's capital siege despite
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♪. pete: a new report revealing social media platform parler, sent more than 50 warnings to the fbi of plans for violence at the capitol on january 6th, beforehand. the alerts began as early as december, citing posts where users said they would be wearing body armor and to expect chaos. fbi officials have repeatedly
said they received no specific or credible threats. joining me now is parler's interim ceo mark meckler. thanks so much for being here this morning. make sense of this, because the whole site was taken down because apparently there was so much violent content that was never reported. you're saying we did ports, parlays, posts to the fbi, they did not do anything about it. >> we regularly cooperated, we cooperate with law enforcement. that is just a policy. if something looks like it is illegal and incite violence we have and always do cooperate with the fbi. this kind of activity goes on social media platforms all the time this was done on a 54% of charging documents in january 6th event, people actually charged with crime referred to facebook, 13% instagram, 13% twitter, 5% to
parler. the attack on parler but the house oversight committee, media generally, it is splitchy motivated hit job. pete: why are we learning this now? why is parler talking, why are you talking about it now as opposed thed to right away saying hey, we did let you know? you were shut down, had to start new servers. it was touch and go. >> reason it is becoming public, we are subject of house oversight committee review. they asked us, sent us a letter for the information. took us a while to get all the records, compiled the information, we responded to the house oversight committee demonstrating exclusively if there was a problem in social media, it was on facebook, twitter and not on parler. pete: so why was parler targeted? >> the tegg oligarchy, sheryl sandberg of facebook pointed to parler, said parler was the
problem. she was trying to defrequent the blame. the reason she was deflecting the blame, parler was the fastest social media platform at the time t was top 10 downloaded in 2020. it was number one for months, more than zoom or tiktok. they considered us a commercial threat. they came after us. they are being aided abetted by the house oversight committee. pete: very much. your communications with the fbi officials are amongst the exhibits. you're doing the homework. to let people see we pushed this forward, by the way, most people were not using parler for this type of communications. give us an update on the status of the site. it was out. of how is it running? what is membership like today? >> parler is back up and running it has hasn't recovered in terms of membership, we're still off the apple app store and google unfortunately. we hope to get back on the apple app store. the tech ol' backerky is trying to keep thumbs on scale and keep
parler down. pete: you guys are struggling to get back on as free speech haven. makes sense to me only if you're one of the tech oligarchs as you mentioned. mark, thank you. >> thank you, fight. pete: we reached out to the fbi for a statement. they declined to comment. activists are decrying foul as they demand the mlb and pga pull out events in georgia over the state's new voting integrity law. democrat vernon jones is from georgia. he reacts. ♪. we made usaa insurance for members like martin. an air force veteran made of doing what's right, not what's easy. so when a hailstorm hit, usaa reached out before he could even inspect the damage. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims,
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planned to play in atlanta in july but the league is noting the idea to move the game out of the state of georgia to protest the new voting laws. they are also asking pga to pull the masters out of augusta. we have georgia state representative vernon jones. thanks for being with us this morning. sports increasingly more political every time we turn around. the bar, vernon continues to be raised. politics and sports at this point are so inextricably intertwined and they're getting involved in more and more arcane and specific political policies. >> you're absolutely right. there used to be a time to go to a sports game, everybody -- every race, color, enjoy sports. now politics [inaudible] politics is big news. [inaudible].
all these different things -- [inaudible] i wish they would do like they -- [inaudible]. look at this field. look any way this bill dilutes or suppress any voters. if they were doing their job and look at the, analyze it they would see this bill brings about election integrity. makes sure elections integrity supersedes [inaudible] will: right. will: vernon, i think we're having some audio issues. getting difficult to hear you this morning. this is an important topic. it is an important topic. one we need to continue to pursue. sports is more political predictably on one side of the aisle. we reached out to major league baseball players association, major league baseball and
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♪. >> what brings us here now is this immediate humanitarian crisis. the smugglers, the drug runners, they understand our laws and they know how to exploit them to their benefit. >> you need to apologize to those who job it is to secure the country for making their job impossible and most importantly you need to change. >> i'm sorry that they won't allow you to see what we saw. >> what we saw were young people crammed in like sardines, nothing any of us would like for our own children? jedediah: we'll bring in wyoming senator, john barrasso, member of the senate foreign relations committee. you heard him speaking right there. thanks for joining us this morning. there is a lot of concern what is going on with the border. you were just there, tell us what you saw particularly with respect to the images coming out now of the immense crowding in these spaces. >> it is a double crisis.
it's a humanitarian crisis as well as a national security crisis and the biden administration doesn't want people to see the images that we were able to take videos of. they tried to stop us from videoing. what you're seeing is a facility, a tent, essentially to house these young unaccompanied minors who are there and the facility is set for 250. they have over 4,000 young people there. the video that you're showing of the foil blankets, there is a child huddled each one of those. and the administration does not want people to see this. it is heartbreaking t was predictable this would happen. it was preventable. but when president biden came, he eliminated the things we know worked, it just invited all of these people to come to america. will: senator, you mentioned the administration didn't want you to take pictures. i want to play something one of
your compatriots mike braun, he told this to neil cavuto. >> you get there you're so overwhelmed with people in the facilities there was biden administration lady telling us not to take pictures. border patrol told us as well. that was kind of perfunctory. they knew we were going to. this will only get worse rather than better. will: senator, there were suggestions as well you were asked to leave whatever photos you did take, is that correct? >> administration official demanded we delete things. the press has to be there. not enough to have the press there, the american public needs to see there, film, to observe, report what is happening as a result of these biden policies. that are just terrible for our country, terrible for these young people. the fact is, there are 4,000 young people there. one in 10 of them has coronavirus when they finally get tested.
they're not being tested until they're ready to leave the facility. the american people need to hear this, see this. you know the president in his news conference said that most young people and families are being sent back. that is absolutely false if you talk to the border patrol, talk to the men and women in the field, they will tell you, what the president said is not true and either he doesn't know what the truth is or it is being hidden from him. the american people need to see for themselves. pete: senator, you mentioned the men and women in the field, border patrol agents, what is your sense how many have been transferred off of field duty into processing duty? meaning traffickers, drug traffickers, smugglers not presenting to border patrol, sneaking across the border because agents are preoccupied with thousands of kids? >> you're absolutely right. you started the show talking about that. you're spot on. the border patrol commanders said they're down only one out of three agents are actually in
the process of trying to protect the border. two out of three are used, being used as escorts because there are actually arrows on the ground telling the migrants where to go to turn themselves in. there are escorts or they are babysitters for these young people who are in these facilities. they told us, the border patrol told us their job got a lot harder on january 20th, the day joe biden was inaugurated because of the executive orders. they stopped, the administration stopped what undeniably was working under president trump, which was remain in mexico policy. they said if there is one thing we could do to stop the crisis, they're looking at two million coming this year, is get back to that policy of remain in mexico until they can go through the process. pete: senator john barrasso, thank you for taking the time to share your story with us and watching "fox & friends." we appreciate that, senator.
>> thank you. pete: turning to a few additional headlines. a new york state trooper passes away from injuries he suffered on duty three years ago. trooper joseph gallagher was hit by a car helping a driver on the a overpass. flags will fly half-staff in his honor in new york state. gallagher leaves behind a wife and two kids. cyber criminals are selling fake covid-19 vaccines, certificates on the dark web according to an i.t. security firm. there has been a 300% spike in ads over the last three months. some crooks are charging $200 for vaccination cards and 25 bucks for a do it yourself test that guaranties a negative result. that sounds like the dark web. i never found it. like to find it. cherry blossoms are nearing full blame in washington, d.c. coweds, if allowed, flocking to the tidal basin to catch a glimpse.
the national park service says the flowers are in stage four of the blooming cycle. they're expected to peak in the next few days. watch the progress through a live cherry blossom cam. can you spell the blossoms through your double mask at the capitol? are you allowed to pull it down to smell it or will a federal bureaucrat be watching you the entire time? nobody knows. will: i don't know. maybe adam does. jedediah: there is something, there is something about the flowers coming out though that just makes you feel better, you know? also allergic. makes me feel better nonetheless. adam klotz what is your favorite time of year? do you like the flowers to emerge? do you have a little bit of spring fever, do you know? adam: i love spring. that feels winter is over. you are excited. can't wait to get outside. we're seeing that a lot lately especially the eastern half of the country where temperatures are really warm, 60s, 70s, continue to be the case.
there is a big cold front across the parts of country where cold air and warm air meet and that is where you get powerful weather. we had a couple tornadoes on the ground and heavy rain false in eastern portions of tennessee. we have flood watches and warnings throughout that entire system. that system is on the move. we'll see some heavy rain. you were talking about d.c. this will be running up along the east coast, strong winds, heavy rain arriving this afternoon, running into early tomorrow morning. as a result we got a big area here, really in the mid-atlantic, we're talking about the possibility of more severe weather today. i do love spring, but it comes with severe weather. back to you guys. will: i don't know if we do on demand weather, if i make requests. we can wrap this all together. jedediah, wants pollen counts. can you do that on national forecast, adam any don't know where you can. i definitely want to know where the pollen is bad. adam: the pollen count is
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home for the rest of the school year. the parents staged a protest earlier this week. my next guest is now homeschooling his kids as a result of the school district's inadequate plans to reopen classrooms. here to react is father of six, wolfgang krosky. thank you for being here. data, that is a full-time job to say the least. >> yes it is. jedediah: i have one, it is a full-time job, but what was interesting to me the district superintendent came out said this is decision we made because we're following the science. how do you feel about that? >> so, good morning. it is extremely frustrating because the science can tell you all kinds of things and what the science tells me, that every morning my kids starting last school year were frustrated with zoom. that's my science. to see my kids crying, being frustrated, distance learning doesn't work, especially for one
son with downsyndrome. my science says kids need to be back in the classroom. jedediah: what is interesting about your bio, you were a middle school teacher for several years. you have interesting perspective on this. given that, what is the biggest challenges you noticed in the kids of different ages throughout this process of remote learning? >> i would say the biggest challenges that i have seen in my kids is you know, being isolated. then feeling frustrated because they don't have somebody who is trained in that particular subject right there with them to help them. it is, you know, the teachers may give an assignment they can view online, they can have the books but nothing replace as face-to-face instruction provided by a credentialed teacher. my son who has like i said, down syndrome, he requires additional services, speech, occupational therapy, redirects, usually with a one-on-one aide in the
classroom. how do you do that over zoom? how do you provide, speech, ot, over zoom? the people that have been helping him through his educational career have been doing their best on zoom but, the facts are he needs to be in a classroom. it just doesn't work. jedediah: what do you want to see the district do here and what are your intentions? do you want them, all of your kids of age to go to in-person learning? do you want them in in-person learning, or are you disgusted enough with the system you will keep them at home? what are your plans? >> we definitely would love to see our kids in in-person learning. i know there are a lot a lot of parents out there like to see the school board totally wiped clean and a new superintendent. i personally think that is shortsighted. that creates new problems. i would love to see some political leader champion this cause, to get kids back in the classroom. newsom has done a lot but his
attempts have failed. here in pittsburgh kids are not going back. they need to go back. i would love to see my son be able to receive services he needs face-to-face. that is what he needs. he doesn't need more zoom. we're all tired of zoom. imagine a child trying to learn something new via zoom? i think what needs to be done is the district needs to re-evaluate, they need to do what is best for students academically. in pittsburgh they like to call them scholars but they have moved mountains to be able to get students to participate in their sports programs. i did wrestling all through high school and college. so i appreciate athletics but it is a school district. we call them scholars. let's move mountains to get students back to where they will learn best and that's face-to-face in the classroom instruction. jedediah: wolfgang, i think you speak for many parents today, not just parents in pittsburgh but parents around the country so thanks for being here.
>> thank you very much and i appreciate the opportunity and i just hope that we can find somebody that can help us get students back in the classroom and with that thank you for this time. jedediah: thank you very much. it is important to note we reached out to the pittsburgh school board, pittsburgh school district and pittsburgh education association for statements. we have not heard back as of yet. we'll keep you updated. nascar holds the first dirt race in more than 50 years. driver austin dylan win join us before the historic race but first ashley strohmier is on the ground in tennessee. ♪. when we found out our son had autism, his future became my focus. lavender baths calmed him. so we made a plan to turn bath time into a business. ♪ ♪
pete: get ready, we're hours away from the nascar cup series in bristol modemotor speedway in tennessee. jedediah: today's race will be on a dirt track for the first time in decades. ashley strohmier joins us live from bristol with the big day ahead. reporter: wish i could say it is dirt. it is muddy out there. it has been raining all night. we're hopeful for a race at 3:30 today. that didn't stop people from driving. i talked to guys that drove nine hours to get to the race. it didn't stop people coming in as far as the economic boost. we got a chance to talk to some business owners on what they hope to see from this race? >> we didn't really know what to expect. but it has been wonderful for us, really has. it was amazing the amount of people that were brought in. we've really seen a big impact from it. reporter: it is more or less than what you were expecting as far as a customer standpoint.
>> definitely more for us. >> we love people to come to bristol. our doors are open. we're safe. we're doing everything we can. the pandemic has been hard on everybody. we certainly love seeing an influx of traffic. it started early this morning. it hasn't slowed down. reporter: when you heard it was a dirt track, did you think it was going to boost your business? >> it is cool to see nascar go back to its roots. that is shot in the army everybody needed. >> old school, back to its roots kind of racing. that is what people love about nascar. reporter: a couple of things. even a business owner says the vaccinations what they have seen that people have gotten, made them feel more comfortable to get out to enjoy things like this race. if you want to tune in the cup series is still a go for 3:30 on fox. tune in for that. the truck races got pushed back to 9:00 because of the rain last night. will back to you. will: thank you very much, ashley. our next guest hopes to end up in victory lane.
one of nascar's biggest stars, austin dillon joins us now. back to nascar's roots, variety, the difference is fascinating. there are reports that the dirt is acting i believe the quote is cheese graders on the tires for racers. particular dirt in tennessee, do you expect problems with the race today? >> we have done a lot when it comes to nascar. one of the biggest tasks we've taken on as a group to race on dirt. there is some learning curve there. good year brought a pretty soft tire. the dirt was hard on friday. it definitely created a lot of tire wear, more than what we're yoursed to seeing. as drivers that is for us to control. we'll do a good job saving tires, which can create drama for everyone on tv. the person saves their tires the most should be in best shape. this is different weather.
it is flooding right now. the track is changing. the tires will be in better shape come race time. will: it softens up the date and potentially muddy conditions do when it comes to racing? what does it do for the race? slow it down and cleaning windshields? >> most dirt cars don't have windshields. you have screens. for us, it is hard to keep the windshields clean obviously. we'll do best job to try the track out with other cars getting on the track. make it a little bit cleaner out there for us. we'll do the best to put on a really good show. rain is usually good thing for dirt growing corn but for racing on it, you don't want all the water. will: really quick, austin, i know just enough to sound stupid on this stuff, what about pitting in the track. i'm not talking about pit stops. ruts in the mud, ruts in the dirt, does that come as a thing as race goes on?
do you have to compensate for that? >> definite possibility. the track conditions are changing. that is the fun about dirt. you have to find cleaner areas to run on. the car has to be set up for those ruts what you're talking about. definitely -- times. will: austin, it will be fun. you know what is fun, austin? it is unpredictable. >> no one knows what to predict. it will be a blast. will: austin, thanks for johning on with us. will: catch all the action, 3:30 eastern on fox. download fox bet supers 6 app to win $25,000 from nascar great clint boyer. pick winners and they will be announced in stage three. former cdc expert robert redfield, the third expert in his opinion likely came from the would you hand lab. dr. marc siegel is here to talk
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things would change quickly there, but in the meantime, he was welcomed by palm branches, so it says, riding in on a donkey, and we think about that today. and we will be joined briefly by jed who, i believe, is having a technical issue. or maybe she's already decided to celebrate palm sunday. will: already on her holiday. we'll find out. but in the meantime, while there are calls for president biden to make his way to the southern border, former president trump told judge jeanine on justice last night, he's going to go in the next couple of weeks. >> mr. president, when do you think you would go? >> over the next couple of weeks. the border patrol wants me to go, probably over the next couple of weeks. i don't think there's a rush for me to go. he's supposed to go and make the decision, a very, very bad decision was stay in mexico where he ended that, and it's incredible. we're not getting along with mexico any longer. pete: so it is interesting, will. here we are at a place where
there's clearly a crisis at the border, the media is not able to see it, only members of congress have and, effectively, have had to smuggle photos out of there. but the president and the vice president are either laughed off or dismissed going to the border while delegations who have gone there have all come back and said it's unacceptable what's happening in these facilities. you can sayst it's seasonal, but i ultimately they're at much higher levels. 13,000 crossers traveling in family units, only 13% being sent back. if you're saying it's only unaccompanied minors that are staying, that's not true. you've got 15,000 children in custody right now, massive amounts, and it would be quite a twist of the way things are normally done for the former president to be the first one to visit the border and not the current president in the middle of a crisis. will: if nothing else, it illustrates the importance of
getting a firsthand look of what's going on at the border. we can talk to senators and politicians, we can hear from them as they make trips, but there's nothing more compelling than firsthand accounts of what's happening. we have heard directly from migrants not only what the trek has been like, but why the trek is happening. the expectation, the invitation, the welcome mat they're expecting from the united states of america under joe biden's presidency. we should also hear from president on the american side of the border like rancher russell johnson who tells you what the crisis is like now and where it's going. >> i talked to a border patrol agent yesterday who said they'd just caught nine illegal aliens in some of our ranch buildings. these are people that came right through this gap that was left because the biden administration put a halt on this border wall project. we've experienced everything from homes being broke into, cattle theft, vehicles stolen, other buildings broken into. we've had pastureland burnt by
illegals, and it's only getting worse. and it's because of all the policies that the biden administration has rolled back that the trump administration put into place and was working. it affects the safety of not just our families, our business, but this stuff that's going further into the country, it's not staying here, it's coming to a home near you. pete: this is not just border policy. this affects every single person especially when, as tom homan has pointed out, 90% of i.c.e.'s enforcement capabilities have been neuteredded under the biden administration. the reasons by which illegals get exported, we had senator barrasso on the program earlier as well, will, and he pointed out that two-thirds of border patrol agents are now actively involved in processing migrants or processing illegal, unaccompanied minors as to opposed to being on the border. think about the open season that is the open border when most of your agents are baby sitting and not actually interdicting, i
don't know, international drug and human trafficking cartels? they're still absolutely capturing and running that border. that is an open border which cynical people like me say maybe they want the border open. maybe they see all of these kids under aluminum foil blankets and see future dreamers and voters for the democrat party. maybe this is something they're not all that worried about, will with. i don't want to be that cynical, but it's hard not to draw that conclusion. will: once the door is open to cynicism, you'll be forgiven for walking through that door. it's really clear right now what we have is, effectively are, an open border on the united states' southern border. you want to go the next step further and ask why that is, i think you've got just reasons to start asking those questions. meanwhile, in the state georgia there is a new pursuit of for laws in that state that insure voter id, voter integrity, but it includes several things to make sure, basically, whoever
should be voting is voting. part of that is some of the flashpoints, laws whether or not you can pass out food and water while folks are in line. in response -- pete: but that's been the shiny object. will: that's right. pete: there's legitimate stuff like, hey, you need to have an identification to get an absentee ballot. will: in response, the major league baseball players' association has called on the all-star game, which is set to be taking place this summer in atlanta, to be moved out of that state, pull the all-star game out of georgia. meanwhile, this is also calls on the pga to move the masters out of i augusta. in other words, increasing role of sports in the political process. pete: earlier we were starting to talk with georgia state rep former democrat turned republican, vernon jones. we had a little audio trouble earlier, but we're happy to have vernon back now. so, vernon, where our
conversation left off was this, sports is getting more and more political, but i don't know if that's the right word i should use. sports is becoming more and more partisan because it's very predictable which side all of these issues the sports leagues and players' associations are choosing. they are always on the democratic side of these issues, and they're increasingly emboldened, vernon, to push and pull their weight to affect outcomes. >> well, i think a lot of this has been generated, obviously, by the democratic party working with the liberal media, and the liberal media putting pressure on major league sports and other things. everything's becoming political now. this is what democrats are using. i mean, can you imagine baseball now has become political where the democrat party is using that to try to suppress or give the impression that the republican party is suppressing black voters in georgia. i wish that major league baseball would do what they
normally do, look at statistics, look at this legislation are. look and analyze it, does it really suppress black voters? think about it. we need a voter id to go to the hotel. if you get stopped by the police -- not voter id, but driver's license are. you need an id if you go in a hotel, to get the covid shot. we need an id to buy and purchase certain alcohol or other types of beverages. and to use this -- and then don't forget this, will, that black and white voters are are going to be using the exact same process of providing an id. now, here's what's interesting. white liberal democrats are using this to scare black people, to make them feel like, hey, the republicans are trying to hurt you. but this is a high-tech way of using the old lynchings. let's do something to scare and keep black people on the plantations. that's all this is about. no more and no less. this does not impact anybody from voting.
don't they want -- and i'll say this, what you're seeing happening, they're willing to put profit motives over elections integrity, and that's sad. pete: it's also racist to suggest that black people are not more or less capable of getting an identification. this is the national black justice coalition, this is what they're saying to the pga. this is a portion of their statement, i want to get you to respond to it as well, vernon. the pga tour and masters tournament have both made commitments to address racial inequities in this country, and we expect them to not only speak out against georgia's new racist voter suppression law, but also to take action. they're saying this law is voter suppression and are calling on the pga to not hold the tournament there. how do you fight back against that kind of phraseology when it comes to this bill? >> well, again, that's white liberals using black people and black organizations as agent provocateurs to go out and carry
their dirty work. if the masters really wanted to bring about some diversity, let's look at its membership if, let's look at its vendors, let's look at who sits on its board of directors. this election process has nothing to do with race, none whatsoever. none. again, this is the democrat bigots who think that black people are not even able to afford an id? they're treated as if they're not as smart, that white liberals need to take them and hold their hands to the polls? that is bigoted, that is as racist as -- that's as racist as chuck schumer and nancy pelosi taking a knee, that was a tribe that used a cloth, and they were the ones who started the slave trade. isn't that something? will: yeah, that's -- >> it just -- will: what that illustrates, i think, vernon, it's all about
how you spin the issue. it's about the imagery. it's about what pete said so appropriately, it's the phraseology. i've been in sports. sports will tell themselves, well, we're not political. we're against racism. if it's characterized and painted and spun as a moral issue and you're either for or against racism, well, it's racism. so thousand you take a democrat partisan -- so now you take a democrat partisan position against the voter id bill. >> and what about, if they're really interested, look at the sports world with china. look at how china's controlling that. why aren't we saying we're not going to use china to produce any more sporting goods. [laughter] if they really wanted to -- pete: they never would. >> and what if lebron james decided to put a whig on and went to join the wnba? will: he could actually do that.
pete: we'll see. vernon jones, your connection's loud and clear, and we appreciate having you. >> thank you so much. pete: by the way, we reached out to the mlb and augusta national golf club and have not heard back. jed, i do believe we have you back, however. jedediah: yes, i am now back. thank you, guys. i'm going to bring in some headlines. overnight vanned aals spray painted during a protest in downtown the seattle, this one reading kill cops, save lives. and this one appearing to threaten seattle's acting police chief reeding -- reading adrian diaz, you're next. another round of severe storms batter the southern u.s. overnight, life-threatening flash flooding across south central tennessee, cars completely submerged causing several emergency rescues. it comes after several tornadoes ripped through parts of mississippi, georgia and alabama last week. and more than 120 members of the
arizona national guard return home after serving overseas. the special ceremony happening friday night in phoenix. they were deployed to southwest asia for the last nine months as part of operation enduring freedom. and those are your headlines. pete? pete: always emotional ceremonies. thank you, jed. remember this, former cdc director robert redfield becomes the latest expert to declare covid-19 likely came from a wuhan lab. dr. marc siegel next on that story, coming up. ♪ ♪ i want my kids to know... they come from people who... were brave. and took risks. big risks. bring your family history to life, like never before.
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♪♪ >> i still think the most likely ideology of this pathogen in wuhan was from a laboratory. you know, escaped. other people don't believe that. that's fine. science will eventually figure it out. it's not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect a laboratory worker. will: that's former cdc direct robert redfield theorizing that the wuhan lab played a role in the onset of the coronavirus. the comments come at odds from the world health organization. let's bring in fox news medical contributor dr. marc siegel. i hear you're fired up about this. look, i don't know why that kind of opinion or even those questions are totally out of bounds according to most scientific community and the media consensus.
it is increasingly clear we have to look at where this virus originated, and the lab is increasingly likely. >> well, i love your line, the approved narrative from the world health organization, because we know they were in cahoots with china in the beginning generating the narrative at a time when this was spreading beyond china into the western world. so that's really the big problem. and i like the courage of dr. redfield coming forward. but the key thing here is he's a virologist with over 40 years of experience. he was a pioneer on hiv, he was at the front lines here against covid-19. it's really eyebrow-raising that he would say this. and he also gave a very good explanation, by the way,s which is being overlooked by the left-wing media. here's the explanation. it's not that the virus suddenly jumps species. it's not a bat virus one day and a human virus the next day. will: right. >> that takes many months of
evolution. so first he's saying maybe this started in the fall, by the way, not in the winter or before the fall because it takes a while to get used to a human host. the second idea is maybe it started in a bat cave in southern china but then was being worked on in a lab, people got sick, a lab accident occurred. he thinks that's more reasonable as an explanation than, bang, one day you've got this pandemic. will: and very little evidence because the chinese won't share the full evidence with it. so we have two separate theories with varying levels of ed, right? one theory is that it came from the market, it came from bats. those bats, by the way, which live almost 2,000 miles away from wuhan, as you said, in southern china, and then quickly made the leap from batts to humans. that's -- from bats to humans. or the other theory is that a lab across the street from the market where we know they were testing viruses might have jumped to a human host inside of the lab and then that host is
sick and he walks out of the lab. that one as well we don't have full evidence for, but why is that one crazy and the other one is not? >> absolutely, it's not. it's very reasonable to be considering that. by the way, i can put those two theories together and tell you they were working on bat coronaviruses in that lab that came from bat caves. so it may have started in a bat cave. they had in that lab a krone criers that was reportedly 96% similar in structure to the one we're dealing with now. so, of course, it could have started in a cave and instead of going to a wet market, could have been in the lab. and there definitely were experiments going on in this lab to see what their potential were for human spread. i think it's courageous for dr. redfield to come out on this, i think it needs to be taken very seriously and not dismissed. will: absolutely. we need to know where this originated and why the chinese
covered it up. dr. siegel has a book on this, that book is out now, you should go get it. dr. siegel, always good to talk to you. thank you. >> thanks, will. will: all right. up to $10 billion in trade blocked by a sideways ship in the suez canal. stuart varney here with the effects we could feel here at home include another worldwide, of course, toilet paper shortage. ♪ ♪ dollars, dollars, dollars, that's what i need ♪♪
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$1,000 a month cold, hard cash. the artist whose practice is rooted in marginalized communities will begin receiving the payments in may, the latest universal income effort to help musicians, dancers and craft workers during covid-19. whoa. and a record number of americans are moving away from the expensive coastal city cities. 31% of users searched for different metro areas in january and february of this year. that's up about 5% from the same period last year. i think i was one of them. jed, over to you. jedediah: thanks, pete. a stuck shipp costing billions of dollars, that cargo ship is still turned sideways and trapped in the suez canal, impacting global trade to the tune of $6-10 billion, and it could mean product shortages worldwide. here to explain, host of "varney & co." on fox business, stuart
varney. stuart, welcome to the show. first and foremost, how concerned are you about the impact on trade? >> well, at the border it is a crisis. and i'm here to tell you that in world trade, this is a crisis. who would have thought, jed, who would have thought that one blocked ship would disrupt global trade? and that's exactly what's happened. we've got -- it's not been fixed, by the way. it's still stuck. overnight a high tide failed to lift are it off and float it free. the egyptian authorities say it's unclear, their words, when it's going to be unfloatedment there are -- unfloated. there are 321 ships backed up behind it in the suez canal carrying probably $100 billion worth of merchandise, and dozens of ships have been rerouted around the southern tip of africa. that takes an extra two weeks and an extra great deal of money. the result is that you've got retailers, their store shelves in some parts obviously
worlds -- of the world and especially in europe lagging in supplies. we've got oil and natural gas shipments held up in the gulf and prices are rising. spare parts and manufacturedded items in short supply, that's a problem. you've got a supply chain problem here, and you've got -- added on top of the existing problem, a repositioning all these container ships as the major economies -- america and china -- start to move again. what you've got now is a great big mess. i'll tell you this, jed, we've got two huge tugs, tugboats on their way from europe to the suez canal. they're supposed to arrive today. they're supposed to be big enough to push this thing back into place. but if not, i'm telling you, jed, there's going to be one big trade crisis on the financial markets tomorrow morning. jedediah: you know, stuart, you mentioned prices, and i know when people look at stories like this, their immediate reaction is how does this affect me and my family.
so when we talk about prices of goods and services, we introd this with potentially toilet paper shortages. how quickly -- let's say this is remedied by tomorrow. does that problem just go away, or is there already an issue now in. >> very good question, jed, and no, even if it's fixed as of right now, even if you can turn this thing around and get it moving in the right direction, even if you did that right now, you've still got a long, long supply chain delay. as i said, you've got to have dozens of ships rerouted around the southern tip of africa. that takes an extra two weeks. this is not going to go away in the very near future. it's not. 321 ships backed up. how long does it take to get them all the way true the canal and delivering -- through the canal and delivering to their ports in europe? you know, it's just going to go on and on at least for another couple of weeks, and therefore, probably gets worse.
that's when i say watch out for those financial markets tomorrow morning if it's not shifted very soon. jedediah: wow. prices of oil, you know, stuart, we just finished purchasing pandemic toilet paper and masks. what to we do now? -- what do we do now? [laughter] toilet paper's a necessity! thank you, stuart, we appreciate it. and you can catch stuart live on fox business every morning from 9-noon. stuart varney, he's the best. the biden white house decides to overhaul their homeland security council by firing over 30 members, but will this decision make it harder to handle the problems at the border. former acting homeland security secretary chad wolf is going to give us analysis next.
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♪♪ ♪ >> well, we had a great process, and with the president of mexico who's a terrific guy and a friend of mine. we had a great process, and it was a strong the process and, frankly, they weren't coming into mexico. by the time we really got it going, they weren't coming in at mexico's southern border. they weren't coming in because they knew they couldn't come into the united states. so you didn't have the problems now. we already have thousands and thousands of people marching up to our border, and we don't know who those people are, and then there's just nothing you can do. once they're here, you're not going to get them out.
will: president trump slamming the biden administration's crisis at the border, and it appears the administration is making things harder for themselves as dhs secretary alejandro mayorkas fires more than 30 members of the homeland security advisory council this week. pete: let's bring in former acting dhs secretary chad wolf to react. thanks for being here. presumably, you may have appointed some of these 30 members, how many were there that were fired, what does this all mean? why? >> well, i'll tell you, the swire council was fire -- entire council was fired, all 30 plus members. and you're exactly right, not only did i appoint many of those members, but a lot of them were actually holdovers from the obama administration. so what that council is, is an advisory council for the secretary. it's supposed to be bipartisan, and these are experts that are supposed to give unvannerred, specific advice to the secretary to help them do their mission
better. there were four or five lines of effort that were ongoing at the time i left and for the last several weeks. so for the dhs and the secretary to end that without a plan in place, without that next step is very concerning. it's not the right approach, in my mind. now, the secretary's allowed to have some, you know, ability to appoint members who he wants to, but how that usually works is you let terms expire, and those expire over the course of 6, 9 and 12 months, and then you allow him or her to appoint those members. so, again, unprecedented. we've never seen this before from the department. jedediah: you know, chad, the current administration has discontinued a lot of the policies of the form ther administration. the remain in mexico policy is one that has been cited as a large reason you're seeing this surge right now. in terms of policy, what is to blame really for what's going on, what has been walked back, what has been changed, what can people say if that were
reinstated, it would make a difference? >> so from a policy perspective, it's certainly our remain in mexico program which allowed ld individuals who wanted to claim asylum to do so, but they had to wait in mexico. and what that did is it rooted out the fraud. you knew that individuals weren't going to wait there if they showed up in a court and you know that 90% of them do not qualify for asylum are. they know that as well as we do, so they weren't going to wait there, and they returned back home. our agreements with guatemala, honduras and el salvador were also a key factor that were in place and working, so i think that's another significant factor. but when we talk about children and minors coming over the worder which is really a big -- border which is really a big part of the surge today, title 42 public authority, -- public health authority, that is a significant pull factor. what we were doing in the trump administration, if they were from mexico, we would return them to mexico.
if they were from the northern triangle, we would put them on airplanes, send them back, reunite them with their family. that is not occurring. the administration is sending a signal to cartels and others that if you get a minor to the border, that minor will stay in the u.s., so that's why you see a significant amount of minors coming to the border. i think it's estimated in the month of april alone you're going to have somewhere between 18,000 and 22,000, and these are numbers that we've never seen before as far as minors. will: you point out it was bipartisan, it had been appointed over several administrations, so why? why did this happen? what do you take away from the biden administration firing everyone? >> well, it's a great question. i think that's only a question really that the secretary can answer at the end of the day. but what i will say is i think that there are a number of individuals on that panel that were somewhat critical of the administration, and certainly their approach to border and immigration security. but, again, that's what that panel's for, and that's the type
of feedback that the secretary needs, unvarnished. the secretary, i know as i did, held a number of phone calls with that group. so you need to hear all sides of it. what you don't want that group to be is an echo chamber just repeating and telling you how great you are and the policies that you're doing. you want to hear all sides of it. so my concern would be that the secretary and the leadership of dhs is not getting unvarnished, really both sides of the issue, understanding it from experts in the field x. that's what these individuals on this advisory council are. they're just not pulled out of a hat. these are experts that are researched, have background checks and are on this advisory committee. all volunteering, of course, to do -- to help the department do their job. jedediah: great insight, as always chad. thank you for being with us this morning. president thank you. >> okay. thank you. jed we're going to turn to some headlines. drug overdosing could be an unintended consequence of stimulus payments.
experts say spikes in overdoses correlate with the payment of the latest covid-19 pay relief approved march 17th. since then, county officials reporting spikes in fatal and nonfatal overdoses. and the district attorney of philadelphia is set to begin to allow hundreds of people arrested during last year's civil unrest to repair the damage they caused instead of serving jail time. the d.a. calling the new restorative justice simply as accountability without the necessity for conviction. over 900 local businesses were damaged or burglarized in the city in may and june last year. and singer lil' nas x causes uproar for shoes that contain a real drop of blood. each shoe features a bible scripture, an upside down cross, 666 pairs will be available starting tomorrow with one pair costing more than $1,000.
those are your headlines. pete: what? jedediah: drop of blood. don't know if i'd want that. pete: you know who makes them? nike. the sign of satan on the top -- will: get out of here. pete: i saw it before the show. will: come on, man. pete: nike-made satan shoes. it's a real thing. [laughter] jedediah: will's in disbelief. will: i feel like i'm missing a piece of information. pete: you know how many are being made? will: she said 650. pete: 666. will: you've got to be kidding me. pete: look it up. up is down and down is up. that's exactly where we are in a culture. [laughter] jedediah: adam? there's ask adam. adam, would you buy those the shoes? just out of curiosity. adam: i was going to dodge this.
they're not really nike, they're nike shoeses, but there's a middleman who is turning them into these. pete: oh, really? adam: i'm not positive about that. pete: probably could sue them. will: thank you for that, adam. so it's like a boutique vendor type thing from nike shoe? adam: yeah, exactly. will: still absurd. adam: so there's your nike shoe news, and also i can to weather. what are we talking about? well, we see severe storms across the southeast. a big rainmaker across portions of eastern tennessee. flash flooding may be a major concern throughout the rest of the day as this system drifts off to the east. we're going to continu to track it as it does so. east coast later today and eventually the northeast into the overnight hours. this is going to be some heavy rah rain with this. in the east coast to the mid-atlantic, areas where you can see possibly more isolated tornadoes, definitely heavy
rain, strong winds and hail. additionally, will, i don't know if you remember, but an hour ago you said you wanted something with the pollen, you wanted an allergy forecast. this is kind of a rough outline of what it looks like across the country. you see the lower tiers, that's usually where you see the most pollen. but this doesn't look scary enough, so i added some flames. there's a knife and there is a poison symbol, so -- [laughter] scary. best i could do. will: adam klotz, going the extra yard. grand slam. jedediah: amazing. will: wow, look at that. so the pollen is really bad down there, got it. pete: bravo. [laughter] adam klotz. jedediah: thanks, adam. pete: all right, we'll use that. hopefully we can get him to use that graphic again next hour. now we're clear on the nike thing. it's a little bit more complicated. but still bad.
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♪ >> this is just yet another example of what they're doing in new york in defunding the police. >> you have to make split second decisions, but now on top of this i have in the back of my mind that the people who i serve and protect may feel that i should not have no backing if i make a mistake. >> who's going to come in and become an nypd officer when they know they're not supported. and if you thought you saw crime increase last year, wait until you see the ripple effect of this. pete: great point. our panel sounding off, new york the first big city to do so.
the latest blow comes after of the city voted to cut the department's budget by $1 billion last summer. joining us now to react, former nypd commissioner bernie kerik. thank you for being here this morning. before we dive in, what is qualified immunity, and why is removing it so dangerous? >> well, it's basically where the department indemnifies you should there be any question or lawsuit against you for actions taken in your police duties. and for the men and women of the nypd to lose that immunity, to lose that support, to lose that indemnity, basically you're going out there, putting yourself in harm's way for the department that's not going to support you. and, you know, keep this in mind, pete, you come out of the military, you know, every op you went on in the military you had to, you had to question whether the defense department was going to support you in your decisions that you made in the field.
and you have people that's doing this, they're running the city council. the city council, you know, many of them are marxists, leftists that hate the police, that called for the defunding of the police, and they're the ones that made this decision. pete: so, i mean, obviously if a police officer were to commit a crime in the process of their duties, they could be charged for that. this is a mistake or something that happens or a dispute, they could be held civilly liable meaning they could be sued by the victims themselves. what does that do to your decision making? whether or not you want to take risks? >> keep in mind if you commit a crime or a violation of the department policy, there's already things in place -- pete: exactly. >> -- either administratively to address it or lock you up. that's number one. number two, i'm not talking about committing a crime. i'm talking about all these frivolous lawsuits. 80%, 75-80% of the lawsuits that came into my office when i was
police commissioner were frivolous. well, if the cops have to pay for their own attorneys, they're underpaid as it is. they don't make enough money as it is. they have to worry about that as well in this is complete unsanity on the city's part. insanity. peter: will the leaders ever realize it in will it ever get so bad that they say we need broken windows policing? >> when the city's ready to implode, just like it was in 993 when -- 1993 when giuliani came into office. we had 2200 murders a year. the city said enough is enough. we need new leadership. unfortunately, that's what it's going to take. pete: very much, unfortunately. bernie kerik, thanks so much for your insight. >> thanks, pete. pete: a new fox nation series putting a spotlight on the early years of jesus' ministry. a preview up next. ♪
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♪♪ >> everyone who drinks this water will thirst again. but whoever drinks the water -- >> this messiah you speak of, i am here. will: on this palm sunday, we're giving you an inside look at the chosen, diving into the early days of jesus' ministry. jedediah: the star of that series joining us now. jonathan, welcome. thank you so much for being here. as an actor, you must play so many different types of roles. but what was it like for you to play jesus? >> you know, for me it's been the most humbling and
monumentally epic if role of my -- epic role of my life professionally as well as spiritually. it's been life-changing. pete: jonathan, congratulations on the series. i really encourage people to check it out on fox nation, especially during this easter season. nothing more appropriate, so well done and accurate. i believe you guys did the best you could to accurate9ly depict piecing together the life and times of jesus. in putting this together, what's one thing you learned that maybe you otherwise weren't aware of? >> i learned so much. we had three biblical consultants on the series. we had a rabbi, an evangelical professor and a catholic priest. and throughout the production just having access to any one of them to go deeper into the history, go deeper into the spiritual life, what the culture was like of jesus growing up as a jewish preacher in first century jerusalem, israel, was
just something that i never thought i'd be able to get access to and really brought me closer to the character. will: let's take a quick look at the chosen. we have a clip, and we'll talk on the other side. >> awesome. i have not released myself to the messiah. you are the first. >> i am dejected by others. >> i know. but not by the messiah. will: i know that was one of the special moments you enjoyed playing. the entire process of playing jesus, jonathan, i know it's also from what i understand more than just about acting to you at this point. >> yeah. as you can see from my decor, not only did i want to give lil' nas x a run for his money in the other direction, it's something that is a core to who i am as part of the fabric of my own life. and it's been, it's been a journey for me these last several years as i've been
getting to play christ. if you're really open to the character and the journey of a character, you can't help but affected by who he was, the ideals he preached, the, you know, the words, his words which changed history. they just tend to sink into your bones and really, you know, give you a whole new perspective on how to live your life really. it's quite extraordinary. will: really well said. look forward to seeing "the chosen" on fox nation which, by the way, everyone can sign up for at fox nation now, plus exclusive access to other don't, access on -- jonathan, thank you so much morning. some teachers in oakland,
♪ will: good morning. we begin this final hour of "fox & friends" weekend with the latest on our southern border. pete: as gop senators call on president biden to visit the border, former president trump says he's gearing up to make the trip himself. >> over the next couple of weeks. the border patrol wants me to go, probably over the next couple of weeks. i don't think there's a rush for me to go. jedediah: lauren blanchard joins us live washington with more as border facilities continue to overflow. lauren, what's the late? >> reporter: good morning. excuse me. the situation does continue to grow at the southern border. 18,000 migrant children and teens are now in u.s. custody. on friday a group of republican senators went to the border to
see the facilities and again called on president biden to see for himself. neither the president nor vice president have announced any plans to go, meanwhile, almost every member of the homeland security advisory could councila pink slip. secretary mayorkas will create a new council in the coming weeks, but critics say this is a way to purge republican voices. plus, a group of 23 house republicans have written to secretary of state antony blinken demanding answers on how the u.s. is handling the border situation diplomatically and expressed their concerns over the rollback of trump era immigration policies. will: lauren, thank you so much. you heard in lauren's report 30 plus some odd members of the dhs advisory council fired. you heard lauren say this might be an attempt to silence republican voices. that probably should be amended to say to silence dissenting
voices. it was the appointed over several administrations, so why fire everyone? we asked former dhs secretary chad wolf a little bit earlier on "fox & friends"ment. >> the entire council was fired, is all 30-plus members. what that council is, is an advisory council for the secretary. it's supposed to be bipartisan. and these are experts in the field of homeland that are supposed -- homeland security that are supposed to give advice to the department to help them do their mission better. for the dhs and the secretary to end that without that next step is very concerning. my concern would be that the secretary and the leadership of dhs is not getting unvarnished, really both sides of the issue understanding it from experts in the field. and that's what these individuals on this advisory council are. pete: this is one of the multitude of things that can happen in washington, d.c., to give barely any notice at all, a total reorientation of the way
business is done inside a department, and that's the prerogative of the secretary. i get it. but normally, you allow them to retire in due time as opposed to firing the whole thing. they're doing things entirely differently. the consensus that that maybe we should have a border, that maybe we should back up our border patrol agents, allow i.c.e. to deport criminal illegals, that consensus is gone. we're sending a giant we're open signal to illegals to come across the border especially if you're an una aa companied miles per hour. and as all of our border patrol agents are dealing with minors, only a third of them are actually dealing with criminal cartels. and, oh, by the way, we'll tell you it's only unaccompanied minors that are the ones allowed to stay, everyone else is sent a back to their home countries when in actuality only 13% of the 13,000 crossers traveling in family units over a single week
are actually sent back. so if you want to totally change the narrative, not have any dissenting voices and maintain an open border, you've got to get rid of the naysayers in a council like that. jedediah: they have a complete mess on their hands. i mean, it's a complete disaster. and i really don't think they know what to do at all because they can't deport people because, forget it. i mean, they would face such incredible heat from democrats on that issue and from many people on that issue especially because a lot of these are children that are here now. that's a very heated topic. they can't go back to some policies of the trump administration for many reasons. one, they don't want to and, secondly, they would never give any credit to the former administration for having done anything right or implemented policy that actually would have prevented this. so fixing this involves a lot of admission of wrongdoing at this point, and i just don't think they're going to do it. and also they can't be there, right? they can't go down to the border because if they do, the cameras are going to follow. and once you're there and there
are pictures of you there, how do you then just throw your hands up and say i don't know what to do? he is expected to have a solution and an answer on this, will. so i really don't know, truthfully, what happens next except that the whole country now watching this, and this is happening on the biden administration's watch. he cannot avoid that. they're going to have to do something and something fast. will: hopefully faster than the roping of american schools. move on to that. there was a report earlier this week that roughly 46% of american schools are still remote or at least hybrid, not back in person. that's primarily affecting poor and minority neighborhoods. those are the ones affected, those are the students that are not capable of getting back to school. take a quick survey across the land starting in oakland. in oakland teachers -- despite getting covid vaccines prioritized plus cash incentives, still refusing to go
back to in-person learning. here's a report, at this time we simply do not have enough staff to opted in for in-person instruction to open our classrooms k-12. and priority students on tuesday. although this is disappointing news, please know we are working hard to find every way possible to serve our students safely. that's what's going on in oakland, by the way. i believe oakland as well, a city which has just voted for reparations, a city where -- wasn't it oakland just a few weeks ago where the school board was caught mocking parents? pete: may have been. will: right around oakland. and now -- pete: yeah, they say they're working really hard to get back in the classroom. they have the vaccine, right? they also have the ability to double mask, triple mask if they want, go in there with -- and the amazing part is, they're telling the parents, don't worry, maybe my april, maybe by
summer break, then we'll be back in september. a lot of this leads to a hybrid learning model which is actually terrible for the kids that are in the classroom as the teacher stares at a screen with most of the kids virtual and some of them in person. that's on the cover of the new york post today because mayor de blasio, he's touting reopenings in new york city. but in truth, only 15% of kids are showing up, and it's a miserable exercise for the kids that are in person. and this is because of the extortion of teachers unions who do not want to go back to work and want to extract political concessions rather than follow the science and, i don't know, teach a kid, jed. jedediah: yeah. you know, i spoke with a parent earlier, and he is a parent in the pittsburgh, california, district. he's a father of six, and he talked about a lot of the limitations of distance learn aringing, a lot of the challenges that his own kids face. it's really interesting, his perspective, because he is a former middle schoolteacher as well. listen to what he had to say.
>> the science can tell you all kinds of things, and what the science tells me that every morning my kids starting last school year were us frustrated h zoom. to see my kids crying and being frustrated, distance learning doesn't work. especially for my one son who has down's syndrome. i would love to see my son be able to receive the services he needs face to face. that's what he needs. he doesn't need more zoom. we're all tired of zoom. i think what needs to be done is the district needs to reevaluate, they need to do what's best for students academically. so let's move mountains to get students back to where they're going to learn best, and that's face to face in the classroom instruction. jedediah: so at this point, i think it's important to hear from people who are saying staff, whoever it may be who say we don't want to be in the school, if you are vaccinated, if there's mask wearing, if there's social distancing, what
are you looking for? because if you're looking for whole filtration systems in schools to be replaced, this will just go on forever and ever. what is it exactly that can be accomplished in the very near future to get kids back in the classroom? parents can't sustain this and kids can't sustain it. so do you really want to fix it, or is this just a long list of complaints that's going to have no end in sight? will: meanwhile, i think we can do a better job revisiting past, quote-unquote, media freakouts, predictions when it comes to public policy. you'll know when it's come to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been dire predictions for any type of public gathering, spring break, super bowl parties, celebrations, anything besides protests on the street. anything that involved a trump rally, large groups of people coming together, oh, watch what the spike will be in two weeks. well, 17 days ago the state of texas liftedded its mask mandate, and these were the types of predictions and
condemnations the state of texas received. >> i hope everybody's realized by now these masks make a difference. we are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we're able to get vaccines into people's arms. the last thing we need is neanderthal thinking. it still matters. will: neanderthal thinking to lift the mask mandate. so where are we? here's a tweet from texas governor greg abbott. today texas report recorded the lowest 7-day data. we also recorded the largest daily number of vaccines administered, 342,000. more texans getting vaccinated will keep the positivity rate always down. pete, this is happening after the super bowl, after -- and we tracked the numbers, and the numbers don't follow beto
o'rourke said texas was signing a death warrant. 17 days later the numbers -- pete: he'll never be called to account for that. i feel like one of your side jobs is to convince me of the awesomeness of texas, and you don't really need -- will: that's not this segment. i hear what you're saying. pete: this is freedom applied. this is common sense. this is what a lot of people have been calling for from the very beginning, let people choose how they want to conduct their own lives and trust them to be responsible. that's exactly what governor abbott did. in fact, he held out longer than some in texas wanted him to with that mandate. shocker, jed, people know how to make good decisions for themselves. will: numbers back it up. jedediah: yep. and we're also not in the same place we were six months ago. people are getting vaccinated, people who have antibodies who were told, oh, that doesn't make you immune, are slowly learning and hearing differently from doctors all of a sudden. things are changing and moving
in a positive direction. and sometimes you have to change the policies that you institute in your city or state when the facts are updated, when the science -- when you get new information, learn from it, change and modify. pete: somebody say that no anthony fauci. somebody. [laughter] jedediah: yeah. they are changing. they're changing every day and, luckily, they're moving in the right direction. to some headlines for you now. an oklahoma city inmate is shot and kill after taking a corrections officer hostage. police say the man took officer's key and set inmates free. they feared the correctional officer's life was at risk. the officer is expected to be okay. the chaos spark overnight protests with crowds gathered outside the jail calling for better conditions inside the facility. and -- subpoenaed in the sexual harassment investigation of new york governor andrew cuomo. "the wall street journal" says
melissa derosa is required to hand over documents as evidence. cuomo's lawyer calling the subpoenas unsurprising because document requests and interviews are needed in every investigation. and a 7. 9-year-old golf -- 79-year-old golfer breaks the world record with more than 1,000 drives in arizona. he even finished with an hour and a half to spare. the money he raised go to charity to help homeless families. and those are your headlines. cool stuff. will: it is. thank you, jed. president% thank you, jed. all right, the white house has a $3 trillion so-called infrastructure plan on deck, and they want to pay for it with a mileage tax on drivers like you. our next guest is a cattle farmer who says that tax would raise cost in every aspect of his business including the price you pay at the grocery store. of. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ >> if we believe in that so-called user pays principle, you pay based on how much you drive, the gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it. it's not anymore. a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax could be a way to do it. will: the biden administration mulling a mileage tax to pay for their multitrillion dollar infrastructure poem. our next guest owns a cattle farm and says such a tax will raise cost on every facet of his work. michael weber joins me now. michael, let's talk about that. good morning to you, by the way. >> good morning, will. will: we really don't even have a full grasp of all the different ways a mileage tax might impact our lives, our various products we buy, the businesses that populate our economy. in your business how would a
mileage tax add up? >> a mileage tax adds up considerably. for instance, in farming and ranching in general, you know, all inputs are trucked in from fertilizer to lime to feed, and then all of our products are exported and trucked out. so, you know, for instance, in the commonwealth9 of virginia here, we're a cow/calf state, so a lot of our calfs are shipped to kansas and iowa before they're sent to the packers for processing as well as corn and beans. our corn is shipped to the valley and the soybeans shipped to millers around, you know, to make pizza, flour for pizza and for domino's. so, essentially, the miles per, you know, a mile tax would increase costs considerably. not only that, but trucking is vital. trucking also a pays half the receipts in the highway federal trust fund currently, and they're only 9% of the miles
traveled. so, you know, it's going to, it's going to be a big impact for the agriculture industry as a whole. will: that's just your industry. you're talking about how it's going to ultimately get passed on to the consumer. that doesn't take into account other businesses. what happens with uber? cabs? all this mileage adds up and will affect our bottom line. how do you think, michael -- go ahead. >> well, i just, you know, the biggest thing is the consumer's going to get hit at some point. will: right. >> and, you know, when it comes to rvs, etc., all those inputs have to be passed on. let's put it this way, you know, the cattle industry over time fluctuates and margins come and go. and when those margins shrink, you either lose farms or that cost gets passed on. will: and that's if they can enforce it, right? how would they track and enforce this type of tax.
michael webert, thanks so much. thank you for joining on with us. >> you're very welcome. thank you for having me. will: a desperate surgery for a woman missing in the u.s. virgin islands, and thousand her boyfriend just hired an attorney who represented give lain maxwell. nancy grace breaks it down next. that means... best burger ever. intuit quickbooks helps small businesses be more successful with payments, payroll, banking and live bookkeeping.
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♪ ♪ jedediah: a new development in the search for the 41-year-old british woman who vanished in the u.s. virgin islands three weeks ago. after not allowing police to search the boat where she was last seen, her boyfriend has hired an attorney who once represented ghislaine maxwell. here with more, nancy grace.
this is a fascinating case to follow. first, let's just get the latest from you. >> the very latest is that the so-called boyfriend, the yacht captain who with not only was dating her, but also was her boss -- she was a glorified cook on the yacht -- seemingly has disappeared. now, i don't believe he's gone far because authorities know where his yacht is, and they assume he's on it. but to get from one spot to the next, it's only about 5 miles away. my question is why would he leave the jurisdiction, do they really know where he is. right now it's been said and repeated over and over again by the authorities he's not a suspect, he's not a person of interest. however, when the fbi reportedly charters a boat9 to find you, i would be concerned. jedediah: we have a daily mail.com exclusive clip of the boyfriend dismissing reporters' questions. let's take a look, and then
we'll talk about it. >> members of the press. could we speak to you for one moment, please? sir, i couldn't hear you, sir. >> [inaudible] jedediah: so, nancy, you know, this story -- there's a lot of red flags for me here. but the fact that he was not named a suspect or a person of interest and then goes ahead and doesn't allow police to search the boat and also hires a high-powered attorney, something is off here for me. you cover a lot of these cases. what is your sense of this case? >> well, i can only hope that if i went missing, that my his would not say no comment, that he would be lying on the courthouse steps screaming the cooperate and help in this search. i'm not seeing that here. but at the very get go, jedediah, i said who can verify for me we that she ever made it from the restaurant to the
dinghy, back on the yacht? i only have his word for it. and apparently, local police did not go to restaurants very quickly to try to get their video surveillance. and, you know, the tourist cams where you can go to online, and you can go to the location and see it live in that's just a live feed. it's not being recorded. so hopefully they're going to be able to track her going to that dinghy and actually getting on the yacht9 that night. i only have his word for it she was ever on the yacht. so far searches by land and water have yielded nothing. and i'm very disturbed that he will not allow authorities to do a forensic search of his yacht. jedediah: and, you know, nancy, i was looking at that, the searches that have been done already have been really quite extensive. so at this point of the game if he's not allowing that, if he's not considered a suspect, where does it go from here? how does that family go about getting answers? >> you know, think about this: he left in the middle of the
night on thursday, and nobody seemingly knew he left. how do i know that that boat was moored right there the whole night she went missing? how do i know it didn't go out to an area called the washing machine where the caribbean meets the atlantic? it's very choppy. how do i know where that boat went the night the woman goes missing? we don't know where the boat was, if he left in the middle of the night. yes, he's not a suspect, he's not a person of interest. i can't state that enough. but right now i find his actions very, very disturbing. i'm wondering if they're even looking in the right place. i wonder if she ever even made it back to that yacht that night. jedediah: these are fantastic questions. we have to -- >> can i tell you one more thing? when you look in your rear window and you see the fbi following you in a chartered boat, that's not good.
jedediah: yep. that is absolutely an excellent point. everyone who loves these segments with nancy, as i do, should watch crime stories on fox nation for coverage of the derek show vin trial with nancy grace. sign up for fox nation now to see those, get exclusive access to other original content events and your favorite personalities. thanks so much, nancy, as always. >> thank you. jedediah: and border agents say skyrocketing numbers of immigrants at the border, we're going to talk to our border panel working on the front lines in arizona, that's next. this isn't just freight. these aren't just shipments. they're promises.
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♪ pete: border patrol agents made more than 100,000 enforcement encounters at the southern border last month up a staggering 174% compared to last year. and right now, today, 18,000 unaccompanied children, minors, are in federal custody. those numbers are growing every day and are expected to grow substantially. yet the administration refuses to call the situation a crisis. our next set of guests are on the ground in arizona seeing the problems firsthand. let's bring in yuma arizona mayor douglas nichols, hill county sheriff mark lamb and sheriff mark danils or -- help me out with that county?
>> cocheese county. pete: mr. mayor, i'll start with you. when it comes to the apprehensions and releasing, are you getting any input as to where people, when people are released? what is the mayor facing at this moment? >> so right now we do have something set up. we have some nonprofits stand out in order to receive the releases, to covid testing, the quarantining and then transport to regional shelters. but that is just as we're able to keep the pace within the parameters or the capacity of these nonprofits. if this skyrockets where these releases get up to the hundreds a day, i don't really know if our nonprofits will be able to keep pace. so as the mayor of the city, just trying to prepare for that as much as we can. pete: prepare for it as much as you can, i mean, that's pragmatic, but ultimately if the numbers spike, you're admitting
that creates a serious strain on services that citizens in your city use as well. sheriff lamb, let me ask you, this spike, how unprecedented is it? what are you facing? >> this is about like it was when obama was in, and it's actually worse right now. what we're facing is daily we're having pursuits with these folks, we're having to go fish them out of the desert, and that's only going to increase as the temperatures increase. we'll spend the majority of our time this summer doing humanitarian and rescue missions with people left in the desert by the smugglers, basically left for dead. so that's an issue and, of course, the health issues. that's one thing that concerns our community, and i believe that title 42 will go away soon, which is the ability to expel them turned covid. and once that goes away, that's going the put all of us in a huge predicament, well, an even bigger predicament than what we're already in. it's a challenge that all of us are facing. pete: because border patrol's spending so much time in these
facilities processing migrants, are you seeing an uptick in what your sheriff are's department is having to step in and do? >> oh, absolutely. they've forward deployed a lot of these guys from our sector that work with us, they're down on the border having to deal with all the children and all the other families coming across. and they're leaving wide open those areas where the cartel smuggles in humans and drugs. and that's what i get in my county, and that's what the sheriff sees down in cochise as well. >> sheriff danil,, you're on the homeland security advisory council until it was dissolved a couple of days ago. talk to us about that. >> well, i received an e-mail on friday, no forewarning, nothing. i opened up the e-mail from homeland security, it was to the homeland security advisory council. this that letter secretary mayorkas said he was orrin honored to address us in
paragraph one. paragraph two stated that we were being relieved -- unappointed from this appointment. so we were unappointed. all but three members were terminated from this add a viewly council. advisory council. there's no better time as sheriff lamb and the mayor said to have an advisory council helping through this crisis at the border. pete: yeah. >> it was disappointing and disheartennenning. pete: sheriff, can you explain a little bit more about title 42? you feel like that's something that's currently being used that won't be. what does that mean? >> title 42 is the, during a health pandemic where only safety essential travel into the united states is allowed. and it also allows border patrol, cbp if, to expel them. so immediately they're expelled back to their country. what's happening in texas is they're not being expelled because the state south of
texas -- mexico won't accept them. sonora, south of arizona here, my county, they still are accepting them. april 21st title 42 is set to expire. when that happens, we're going to be seeing the exact same problem that they're doing in texas right now. it's concerning what's going to happen. pete: mr. mayor, real quick, one of the things you're concerned about you say is human trafficking. >> definitely. at the root of all of this, this is a value that i think the country -- i don't care which side of the aisle you sit on -- are not going to sit still for, but we're not talking about it enough. when people leave their home in whatever country, they're sold a ticket, literally sold a ticket into this country. and that process along the way as well as when they even get to the cup and if they actually have to pay for that ticket is not a humane process. as a country, we need to find ways to disrupt it, not ending courage it. pete: amen. mayor, sheriffs, thank you,
gentlemen, for what you do, for speaking out, and we wish you the best. godspeed. >> thank you. will: thanks, pete. turning now to your headlines. disturbing new details in the boulder mass shooting. witnesses say the suspected gunman was laughing as he opened fire inside the grocery store. ten people died in the shooting including a police officer. the fallen officer, eric talley, will be laid to rest this week. first responders honored his mother as she arrived in colorado from new mexico to attend his funeral. an oregon police department changes the name of its beloved k-9 following controversy. for years the dog went by lil' kim because of her petite size compared to other k-9s but she will now only go by 10 -- by kim at the request of a civil rights group who said the original name was, quote, insulting to female rapper lil' kim. a massive gator gets trapped
inside a florida family's lanai. the homeowner heard growling while making a cup of coffee. that that's when he turned around and saw the 7-foot gator. it got caught under a piece of patio furniture. officers released it back into the wild. in tomorrow's headlines he'll be back in that same pool. [laughter] let's go over to -- jedediah: no thank you. will: oh! we found the one animal you got a no thank you for. jedediah: oh, i forget that will wasn't here when we brought9 the reptiles in. we're going to have to do that again. i do believe that they should be released into the wild and cared for hue mainly, but i don't need a python or a gator. will: adam, do you have gator boots on right now? you look like a gator boot guy. adam: no, i do not -- i have sweat pants on. i'm still working from home. [laughter]
i do, i have sweat pants. i'm going to dive slight into this forecast -- right into this forecast. there's been heavy rain along this frontal boundary as we're looking at flash flood watches and warnings in east tennessee as this entire system shifts off towards the east. still a good amount of rain, a couple more inches is going to fall this region. we start to see heavy showers in the northeast today, there's an area along the east coast where we see a possibility again getting into ian virginia where you could see some severe thunderstorms, winds up to 60 miles per hour. it's spring out there, guys, and we're seeing spring-like weather as a result. pete: socks, bare feet, slippers, what are we doing there, adam? adam: i'm wearing socks. i don't know if i can get -- [laughter] i'll admit it. jedediah: very nice. [laughter] thanks, adam. we appreciate it. all right. with the biden administration
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♪ ♪ pete: gop law makers toured the southern border this week where they witnessed a shocking scene. here to react is anchor of "sunday morning futures" maria romo. your reaction. >> march yeah bartiromo. martha: it's just incredible, the pictures and video we have. we have exclusive pictures from some of the senators as you do as well, senator johnson, senator cruz have released some shots that are just heartbreaking. those facilities that you were just looking at, they are designed to hold 250 people during covid? so the overall normal capacity
of that particular facility that you just showed is 1,000 people. but during covid they put it down to 250, so the capacity is 250, there are 4,000 people jammed into those facilities. okay? thousands and thousands of people showing up at the border every day, and what happened was president trump was using this emergency program to send everyone back, to say, okay, you're processed, thousand you're going back. you'll not stay in america. what does president biden do? he comes out and he carves out a program for anyone who is a family with a 6 -year-old or younger will be able to get in. so what do you think happened? we have a surge of, quote-unquote, families with 6-year-olds or younger. i mean, because biden said they will be able to stay, so that's exactly what the car -- cartels heard, and then they're doing dna checks and realizing they're
not family at all. in fact, the cartels are getting $5,000 per kid. i mean, it's absolutely extraordinary the, what has taken place, because of the way the biden administration has dealt with immigration by overturning president trump's policies. i will say that there are three programs that are most impactful that the intieden administration reversed, and that is what the problem is. number one is stop construction of the wall, of the wall, the border wall. number two is overturn the remain in mexico. and number three, carve out this opening for families and kids 6 years or under. and there are others as well. but we have a whole listing of these issues that have caused this, and the biden administration if owns this. we're going to talk excliewfs ily in the next ten minutes with senator cruz just back from taking a delegation, he's going to tell us all about the trip. we're also speaking with senator
kennedy as well. then we have an exclusive with eric trump coming up as well, and then we're going to get into the broader agenda issues and talk to charlie kirk and christian walker, political commentators, on what is really taking place across america as a result of this radical agenda and this open border policy. pretty extraordinary with the senators' experience, we're going to have it live in ten minutes' time, guys. what a trip they took. will: thank you the, maria. jedediah: big show coming up. we'll see you soon. and today nascar holds their first dirt race in more than 50 years. fox sports analyst clint bowyer joins us ahead of the action, but first, ashley stromeyer is live on the ground in bristol. >> reporter: good morning, we are here in bristle toll, tennessee, where the race is expected to start at 3:30. i had a chance to talk to some businesses about the potential boost they're hoping to get from this race. stick around to hear that. ♪
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if you see wires down, treat them all as if they're hot and energized. stay away from any downed wire, call 911, and call pg&e right after so we can both respond out and keep the public safe. jedediah: get ready because we are hours y from the nascar cup series at bristol motor speedway in tennessee. today's race will be on a dirt track for the first time in decades. pete: ashley stromeyer joins us live from bristol with more. ashley, good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. yeah, id had a chance to talk to some business owners yesterday each though it's kind of a sloppy, wet, soggy mess right now, we're hoping that rain will clear up later on today, and they can get this track under control. as far as businesses are concerned, some of themed told me they saw anywhere from a
15-25% boost because of the dirt race being brought back. take a listen to what they had to say. >> we didn't really know what to expect, but it has been wonderful for us, it really has. >> reporter: more or less what you were expecting? >> definitely more for us. >> the good weather helps, people getting vaccinated, just all -- it's a big cumulative, perfect storm. we've got the race this town, it's springtime, people have spring fever. it's great. >> we opened november 17th. >> reporter: it's a new business. >> it's a new business, yes. we opened right smack in the middle of covid. we have people from all over that have been coming in this week and even last week. so it's great seeing the tourists come back into the towns. >> reporter: and as far as those businesses are concerned, they were telling me yesterday it was raining yesterday as well, this rain might not be
such a bad ordeal for them because it does push, you know or customers inside into their place of business. so they might see a boost from that from this rain as well. if you want to catch the race, it is set to start at 3:30, catch that on fox. back to you, will. will: thank you, ashley, so much. and here to give us the dirt on the big race, fox analyst, former nascar driver and dirt racer clint bowyer. clint, glad to have you. i just want to talk about vision today. i had austin dillon on earlier, he was of saying traditional dirt track cars don't have windshields, they have screens. i know you have tearaways on the windshield. yesterday in the truck race you couldn't see, so with the rain what is vision going to be like today? >> well, certainly, it's a challenge. you know, that's a topic of discussion, is how we can get this track hard, rolled in enough after this rain stops to where it's not throwing those
tires. however, you can't reach out and pull a tearaway, you need a crew guy. tried it yesterday in the trucks, definitely way too much. right off the bat they had to throw a caution. that's the challenges of trying anything somehow. you know manager's going to throw you for a loop, and unfortunately it's mother nature. we're not talking just a little rain. i'm talking -- [audio difficulty] campsites are flooded, it is insane how much rain that we've had in the last couple days and, oh, by the way, it's not stopped yet. it has to stop, we need some sunshine, we need some weather -- some wind to get on it so we can dry this racetrack out so these guys can see what they're doing. will: and while we're talking the, we can put up on the screen the nascar kupp series -- cup series standing, but i still want the stay on this because i
am -- the messiness of it anyway, then you add this rain and mud on top of it, how, you're a dirt track racer, i mean, you're also a nascar racer, but you had experience with dirt tracks. how do you do it? i read yesterday one of the racers saying all i could do was look left the entire time. [laughter] how do you company a sate? >> -- compensate? >> that's what's cool about it. you said it, it's unpredictability. that's what i love about dirt racing. that's what i came from when i was a kid. you never knew on a friday night what you had for a racetrack. having to adapt as a race car driver, as a team with all these teams in the nascar garage, they're having to adapt. friday we saw practice with dry conditions, tire wear was topic of discussion. will: right. >> another day and race day here on sunday, and you're talking about, you know, being able to see and the track being rough and soft and thingses like that -- will: in fact, clint, while we're talking, people can see
what it looked like out of kevin harvick's window yesterday. a little sliver on the left. really quickly, it's going to be fun, ruts in the track, who knows what it's going to be like. that'll be fun. we've got to talk about fox bets. you're the man man that's giving away -- man that's giving away money every week. tell he quickly about that. >> yeah, somebody's going to win $25,000 this weekend. not 10, $25,000. free fox bet app. go there in stage two, you know, it'll be super 6 picks and come get it, man, $25,000 on the line today. will: all right. fox bet super 6 app, go download it. 25 grand today, not 10. bigtime. all right, clint, it'll be fun. thank you. >> thank you, guys. will: more "fox & friends" just moments away.
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