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cuomo swelling the even face any retribution. sue and good point, lisa thank you so much. great to see you tonight and thank you for joining us and to thank you for joining us and to todd: it is monday, august 9th. tragedy in the windy city, a chicago police officer dead, another fighting for his life after a suspect opens fire during a traffic stop. the attack part of an absolutely disturbing trend. jillian: parents nationwide protest the return of student mask mandates, the battle brewing this fall. todd: dr. fauci sounding the alarm about an outdoor motorcycle rally because of covid but no mention of the big obama birthday bash. the latest double standard for
democrats. "fox & friends first" kicking off your week, starts right now. ♪ i'm going off of the rails on a crazy train. ♪ i'm going -- todd: i'm a little disappointed in myself. i double clutched on that. i know that song. jillian: i'm not sure. todd: i did the double clutch. i looked up. i didn't need to do that. jillian: it's monday. we're still waking up. you're probably waking up and/or getting ready to go to bed if you're on the west coast so we're in a little fog. todd: i drove through fog on the way here. it was disgusting. welcome to the east coast. jillian: you're watching "fox & friends first" on this monday morning. i'm jillian mele. todd: i'm todd piro. the president of the second largest teachers union calling for vaccine mandates as students head back to school. jillian: parents are pushing back on the growing list of schools with mask mandates. lauren blanchard joins us with more. >> reporter: randy weingarden
has changed her mind on mandatory vaccines for educators, first saying they should be voluntary, now citing the delta variant, she says all teachers need to get the jab. >> it's a matter of personal conscience. i think we need to work with our employers, not opposing them, on vaccine mandates. >> reporter: the start of the school year inches closer and more officials are making masks mandatory for teachers and students leading to protests across the country by angry parents who say the mask decision should be left to them. >> it's frustrating, since covid started it's been -- just give us good information. americans are smart. they'll make good decisions for their families. >> reporter: there are nearly 100,000 covid cases on average a day, just a month ago that number was under 20,000. with cases dramatically rising, health officials have called for caution when it comes to large gatherings. dr. anthony fauci singling out
the sturgis motorcycle rally in south dakota saying it could be a possible super spreader event. >> i'm very concerned, chuck, that we're going to see another surge related to that rally. there comes a time when you're dealing with a public health crisis that could involve you, your family, and everyone else, that something supersedes that need to do exactly what you want to do. >> reporter: but check out these photos from a daily mail dot-com, former president obama's big birthday bash over the weekend, republicans are frustrated because events like an outdoor motorcycle rally are criticized but not a birthday party. only about 44% of those eligible who live in the sturgis area are fully vaccinated. todd, jillian. jillian: lauren, thank you. todd: critics sounding off after dr. anthony fauci says he
predicts a flood of vaccine mandates when covid vaccines get full fda approval. take a listen. >> we have all kinds of laws that protect citizens against discrimination by employers and places of business, these laws are being ignored with respect to the vaccine mandate which we never had before, which violates religious liberties and rights of people of their conscience, protection over their own body and medical issues. when the government mandates it, it's 100 times worth. only about 33 or 35% of african-americans in new york city are vaccinated. and they're being shut out from businesses, from travel, from being able to work out. todd: fauci telling usa today the man dates won't happen at the federal level but state and local governments, businesses and schools could and should enact their own mandates. fauci thinks fda approval could come by the end of the month. chicago police department mourning one of their own after
another violent weekend. seems like we say that every monday. 29-year-old officer ella french was killed during a traffic stop. jillian: prayers are pouring in for her partner who is fighting for his life. >> reporter: one chicago police officer is dead, another in critical condition this morning after a shootout during what was supposed to have been a routine traffic stop. cpd identifying the officer killed in the line of duty as ella french. you can see her right there. she joined the department in april of 2018, both french and the injured officer are members of a city wide community safety team that responds to crime hot spots. the superintendent, david brown, praising the courage of his officers continuing to work after one of their own was worked. >> they go to work, risking everything to serve the people of chicago. they come to work willing to run toward danger and they're
willing to sacrifice their lives to save the lives of perfect strangers. >> reporter: here's a shocking number, so far, 38 officers including french have been shot or shot at this year in chicago and as crimes against the badge are on the rise, mayor lori lightfoot sends a message to opposing voices on policing issues. take a listen. >> the police are not our enemies. they're humans, just as we are. a mother lost her daughter last night. a brother, his sister. a family, forever shattered. >> reporter: lightfoot ordered a day of mourning and all flags lowered to half staff. the shooting rocking a department that has been the target of numerous protests in recent years. meanwhile, democrat cori bush doubled down on defunding the police. >> when we're talking about every single year increasing the budget for police and then the
budget for health and human services continuing to shrink, when we're adding more money to the police but we're still dying. >> reporter: a gun was recovered at the scene. all three suspects are in custody. but no charges have been filed. detectives are still looking at body camera footage. todd: jackie, thank you very much. obviously our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. like jackie said, i believe it was lori lightfoot said it, in jackie's piece, a mother lost her daughter. we need to remember that. there is definitely hypocrisy we need to point out. it comes in the form of cori bush. last week, one cori bush said, and i want to make sure i get this right. we need to defund your police while she will spend whatever it costs to protect herself while she quote, unquote, does the work. jillian: i guess we're more than a year into this whole conversation of he defunding the police and i'm not quite sure
what those who are still calling to defund the police see that maybe the rest of us don't see, that this isn't necessarily a good thing when you have fewer officers on the street, when you have officers on the street who feel so scrutinized that some of them say they have a hard time even being able to perform their daily duties because when you have even an ounce of doubt in your head, that's going to mess up the job that you do on the street as an officer. the second you hesitate, that changes the game. so i guess i'm just looking for more facts as to how defunding the police is possibly going to be a good thing in our communities, because you've seen polls out there, people saying we want more police officers in our streets, even in some of these inner city neighborhoods we've seen polls with numbers saying that. todd: the majority of americans do not want this. it is a small subset of america that wants that but they're extremely vocal and yes, while the media may be sort of taking a little bit of a step back in praising the defund the police movement, calling out questions, they the are praising
individuals like cori bush for other things. what does that do? that elevates them in the national conscious. it keeps the defund notion out there when it should not be. specifically, media all giving bush credit over the eviction moratorium that despite the fact that it could be illegal and according to landlords is a horrible idea. jillian: they're giving her credit because she did have a lot to do with the reason why we're extending that. todd: she forced it through. without her, it didn't happen. here's an interaction on cnn what that points it out, let's go cori bush, here we go, ignoring the defund the police movement. >> cori bush who once lived in a car with her children, slept on the steps of the capitol pushing congress and the president to help face millions of americans facing eviction, and it's something we don't see in washington very often, action. i can't help but wonder, given the fact that you raised those kids, now they're grown up, what
did they think of your efforts? >> to them, it's like this is what mom does. mom -- you know, mom fights everyone. todd: think about that. what they're ultimately doing, the media, cnn in particular, is creating another hero. they're creating a hero named cori bush, ignoring the fact or hiding the fact the state of our cities right now is a mess, our cities are an absolute disaster, regular people feel the fear and cnn's ignoring that by elevating cori bush to this heightened state. jillian: she was asked in that interview if she thinks her comments on defunding the police will end up hurting her party in 2020. she wasn't really pressed on the fallout of defunding the police and whether americans want this, if they don't. you know, i would like to see some of these people just pressed a little bit more because like i said, i'm having a hard time trying to find the answer as to how defunding the police is going to be a beneficial thing for our communities and so why aren't we pressing people more on that? i mean, it is their job as
elected officials to be able to work for the people and explain exactly your plans and so far we just haven't really seen any plans come to fruition that have been successful that i'm aware of. todd: you mentioned the fallout, other aspects of the fallout. inability to recruit, low morale and fewer cops in general which leads to unsafer streets. with that, -- jillian: let's move on. new york governor andrew cuomo taking a major hit overnight. a top aide resigning after an investigation found the governor sexually harassed multiple women. she did not mention him in her resignation statement. one of his accusers says he has to face justice. >> the governor needs to be held accountable. what he did to me was a crime. he broke the law. jillian: new york congress woman elise stefanik must go. >> we have reached a breaking
point. we need to make sure that there's equal justice under the law, and the laws apply to him just like every other new yorker. jillian: it comes as reports say lieutenant governor kathy hokel. is preparing to replace cuomo. todd: president biden's infrastructure bill clearing a major hurdle in the senate, sending the package on a clear path towards a final vote. new newt gingrich bashing republicans who he says are buying into, quote, phony bipartisanship, telling them it's a bad deal for the american people. >> democrats are going to write this bill. it's going to be a terrible bill. there are going to be things in this bill that no republican should vote for, that there's no defense for. todd: a final vote expected to come over the next couple days. if approved, the bill heads to the house. obviously all eyes on infrastructure this week. jillian: it is 12 minutes after
the hour. a disturbing trend in the windy city, we just talked about this, attacks on men and women in blue are on the rise as progressives look to defund police. we have details after the break. todd: navy seals honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11. 9/11, every single one ofthem r. a patriotic event as we approach a horrible day on our country that we must never forget. "fox & friends first" continues. ♪ if you ever think of me. ♪ think of liberty. ♪ and recall --
todd: welcome back. a minnesota home security camera capturing the moment a small plane crashes in a neighborhood and bursts into flames. three people on-board killed, nobody was injured on the ground. witnesses say parts of the plane broke up as it plunged from the sky. national transportation safety board investigating the cause of the crash. jillian: a desperate search for a missing 5-year-old continues in idaho. he was last seen near his home two weeks ago. so far, police have no leads. he was last seen wearing a blue
minecraft shirt. police are asking anyone with any information to e-mail their tip line. todd: 17 minutes after the hour now. shots fired at police on the south side of chicago over the weekend, the real headline here, though, leaving 29-year-old officer ella french dead as another officer fights for his life. jillian: this as 38 police officers have been shot or shot at in chicago this year. todd: here with more, chicago alderman, anthony napolitano. will this tragic killing, that of a police officer, a 29-year-old young lady who had her whole life ahead of her be the straw that broke the camel's back or will we be back here next monday, talking about another life cut short. >> we'll probably be back here next monday. it pains me to say that my heart goes out to this officer as well as her partner. as you have progressives and socialists online, on media,
constantly tweeting or posting about gang bangers in the streets that are assaulted by police and demonizing the police left and right, now you have two heroes assassinated in the streets and not a single one of them and make any type of statement on behalf of them being heroes and defending our city. this is a direct assault. this is not going to end. not only is it a gang banger problem, it's a political problem in the city of chicago, it's about the party, not about the people. this is absolutely tragic. jillian: when i was watching the news conferences over the weekend i happened to catch it live when lori lightfoot was speaking about this and i had the thought in the back of my head, you know, there are so many elected officials in primarily democratic cities who have been really hard on police, who have been really tough on this whole defunding the police movement and wanting to see this come to fruition. certainly not in every city. but in a lot of them. and you just wonder what the
relationship is like between the elected officials and our police department and how it must be a slap in the face sometimes to hear some of these same people who are calling to defund the police, or call for stricter rules and regulations on police, to then have to face the family of these officers who have died in the line of duty. like it just must be tough. >> it is tough. i'll tell you this. our officers, our first responders are so smart, they know who these people are, had they know who the enemy against their departments are and they aren't hypocritical. they're constantly asking defund the police but sending e-mails or the administration to send more police to the neighborhoods. i introduced a resolution about a year ago saying these socialists, anti-police movement do not want the police in their districts they can opt out and all the police can go to the districts that want them like my own. they pushed this and tried to bury it. they don't want to answer to this. they didn't want to have to say well, i hate the police, we
don't want them around but i don't want them in my district, they know they won't be voted back in. they buried another movement. my chicago criminal accountability movement, they're trying to bury that too. we'll be back here monday. people know who they are, they are the enemy of our city. todd: looking nationally, anthony, look at somebody like congresswoman cori bush, she is not backing down on defunding the police, says congress inaction has, quote, unquote, cost lives. take a listen. >> the reason why we have these problems is because those that were in power and could have fixed this problem before now didn't and it cost lives. we're adding more money to the police but we're still dying. todd: your response to those comments, anthony? >> total nonsense to me. this is a defund the police movement. you look at the city of chicago's budget, we have a war on our hands, it's a high
budget. they're looking for people to take that money and allocate it somewhere elsewhere people are buying in the streets and they can't answer to constituents. it's like pushing a boulder up a hill. they'll say whatever they can to get elected but won't go in the streets and see what's going on. jillian: if you were having a conversation with cori bush, what would you want her to know? >> i would like her to know this blood is on her hands, this blood is on this progressive, the socialist movement, the blood is on their hands because heroes are dying in the streets, protecting them day in and day out while they sleep. they're the ones on the streets defending us and they're trying to get rid of them and they have no answers or solutions, when 117,000 gang members turn into 130,000 gang members overnight. todd: have we reached the tipping point that come the midterms in 2022 enough americans, both in the inner cities and out of the inner cities, americans period, are scared enough for their safety that they'll vote out the cori
bushes of the world? >> god, i hope so. i hope people start looking at what's going on here. i hope they stop voting against party, start voting for people, look at your candidate, know what their background is and what they're fighting for and make the right decision. the city, the state, the country is turning overnight and we're losing it. i'm going to fight for it. i'm not going of to let it happen. jillian: anthony napolitano, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. sorry i'm here for this. jillian: another tragic story we're talking about. 23 minutes after the hour. devastating blow to the afghan government as the taliban takes over three more capital cities in one day. what it means for our safety here at home. todd: border officials discovering a massive drug tunnel, connecting the u.s. and mexico. we'll tell you where they found it when we return.
todd: overnight taliban forces gaining control of three more afghan capital cities as the u.s. nears complete withdrawal of combat troops in the region. jillian: trey yingst joins us live with the latest. trey, good morning. >> reporter: todd, jillian, good morning. this weekend the taliban took over three provincial capitals in afghanistan, the gains show you how difficult it will be for the afghan military of to retain territory without direct help from the american government or military. the northeastern city of kunduz was overrun this weekend by the militant group amid intense fighting. the area holds a population of nearly 400,000 people. afghan security forces reportedly lost control of key government buildings and a prison housing taliban fighters, this allowed the taliban to reinforce ranks as they continued an offensive on the city's airport. at least 11 civilians were reported killed during the fighting and 40 wounded. afghan forces backed in part by
the united states conducted air strikes in hellman province, killing 54 taliban insurgents. the american military ram ramped up air support in recent weeks. american civilians were urged to leave afghanistan immediately. the u.s. embassy in kabul offering repatriation loans to citizens who can't afford to buy a ticket. the u.n. security council was briefed on friday by afghan's ambassador to the u.s. saying this. >> we're compelled to ask for this urgent meeting as the situation in afghanistan has been rapidly deteriorating due to recent escalation of violence by the taliban and brutal military offensive on major cities an population centers in several provinces. >> reporter: amid international hope for a cease fire, the taliban made clear sunday they have no plans of stopping the renewed fighting. also making clear in a statement, they believe the united states should not get
involved in further air strikes or as they put it there will be consequences. todd, jill january. jillian.todd: what wee feared d happen is happening. thank you, sir. jillian: the olympics coming to a close in tokyo. the athletes gathered in the national stadium as the flame was put out and fireworks were launched. take a look at this, fighter jets fing over the city while forming the french flag in colored smoke. they were supposed to fly the football field size flag from the eifel tower but had to change plans due the weather. in the end, the u.s. came on top, one ahead of china. we were falling behind in golds the entire time but never count us out. todd: came back strong. go us. nascar returned from its two week break with a big win for
kyle larson. >> kyle larson comes out of seven for the final time and larson is going to win at the glen. todd: larson taking the checkered flag at watkins glen in new york. larson beating out martin truex who a couple years ago i went and raced with martin true comp. larson is tied with denny hamlin, the guy with the fed ex commercials. jillian: i also interviewed martin truex, junior. peyton manning is officially a member of the nfl hall of fame and the sheriff couldn't help but poke fun of his rival, tom brady. >> next year the speeches will shrink to 4 minutes. by the time brady is conducted in the year 2035, he'll only
have time the to post his acceptance speech on his instagram account. jillian: he's making a joke about brady's age and the small amount of time inductees are given for their speech each year. charles woodson and calvin johnson were also enshrined in the hall. todd: the you love his instagram account. jillian: i love it. todd: navy seals swimming across the hudson river who commemorate 9/11 as we approach 20 years since the devastating attacks. they stopped to do pull ups and push-ups in recognition of those that commit suicide every day. they placed u.s. flags into the 9/11 memorial in downtown new york city. hegseth does it every year. he had to skip this year. but he will be back next year many it's an amazing event every
year. jillian: it's hard to believe it's been 20 years. it's 32 minutes after the hour, get vaccinated or get fired, that's the warning from san francisco's mayor to law enforcement, resulting in officers quitting or retiring early. todd: our next guest says this will turn california into the wild, wild west. we explain, next.
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todd: san francisco's mayor forcing law enforcement to be vaccinated, resulting in officers quitting or retiring early. our next guest says the public safety of san francisco will only get worse. joining me now to discuss, san francisco deputy sheriff's association president, ken lava. thanks for being here. look, if these officers, firefighters, sheriffs all quit, how much worse is the situation in san francisco going to get? >> well, it's not going to be good, todd. you're looking at close to 1,000 public safety officers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, also nurses and some other of employees, but the san francisco is serious about terminating them and it's all because of this very extreme mandate that they have right now. it's vaccinate or be terminated. it's not in alignment with the
state, the feds, the surrounding counties. it's on the extreme side. and they're threatening to fire deputy sheriffs, police officers, firefighters, nurses, the employees. todd: let's take a look at some numbers. unvaccinated in san a fran, sheriff deputies, 16%, police 17%, fire department employees, 9.5%. with that, san francisco crime, homicide up 18% and look at this. currently the san francisco police department is 400 officers short. with those numbers in mind, what's the best way to balance safety from covid with safety from the crime that is rocking san francisco and the surrounding area? >> well, we think the solution is simple and we would like the mandate to be in alignment with the state. instead of vaccinate or be terminated, it would be vaccinate or test weekly.
so it's a simple solution to avoid a big staffing crisis. todd: assuming the mayor and county leaders are aware of this pushback, these concerns from law enforcement, from firefighters, why are they still doing this? >> well, i believe that obviously they want to get the vaccination numbers up. there also may be some political grandstanding with it as well. but it's too extreme. you know, if they do these terminations, if they force the police officers, the deputy sheriffs, the firefighters and nurses into a corner to where they retire early or quit, it will be a staffing emergency and that will affect public safety in san francisco. like i was saying the easy solution is to be in alignment with the state guidelines. todd: and to do that testing. are you confident, though, that
you all can resolve this with testing with the state guidelines in a way that works for everybody? >> i think that would work for everybody. todd: are you confident that you will ultimately get there? >> i'm uncertain. i'm uncertain. we're trying. we're trying our best. todd: keep us posted because obviously this is a situation that definitely bears watching. we mentioned that 400 number, san francisco not a very big city, they don't have a huge police department. when you lose 400 people, it falls on you as the sheriff in the county to take up the slack. you aren't in a great staffing situation there. best of luck. thank you, sir. >> thank you. todd: all right. jillian: the media praising cori bush for an extension on the ban on evictions but largely staying silent on her calls to defund the police while maintaining a personal body guard. todd: carley shimkus, here with
more. carley: cori bush was in the news a lot last week but not for saying this. take a listen. >> i'm going to make sure i have security because i know i have had attempts on my life so suck it up and defunding the police has to happen, we need to defund the police. carley: yes, so the media largely ignored her private security comments but heaped on the praise when it came to her role in extending the eviction moratorium. the washington post reads cori bush slept outside the capital to protest evictions. the new york times with capital sit-in, cori bush galvanized a progressive revolt over evictions, adding refusing to move from the capitol steps, the first term congresswoman intensified pressure on the biden administration and showed her tactics could yield results. cnn's dana bash did ask her about her defund the police comments and sort of hypocrisy
there, she responded saying she is simply trying to save lives. todd: i don't think we can ignore the fact that the media is literally supporting a taking, a governmental taking by an agency that's a health agency. it's astounding to me. carley: president biden said we know it's not going to pass constitutional muster. we're going to try it anyway. jillian: we haven't discussed what dr. fauci said recently. carley: two big events happened over the weekend. the first one is former president obama's big birthday party. the other, the sturgis motorcycle rally in south dakota. dr. fauci is facing criticism for only criticizing one of those events. listen. >> i'm very concerned, chuck, that we're going to see another surge related to that rally. there comes a time when you're dealing with a public health crisis that could involve you, your family, and everyone else, that something supersedes that need to do exactly what you want
to do. carley: all right. so take a look at this tweet from a woman named sarah johnson, she responded saying no comment from saint fauci on obama's soiree last night with a few hundred of his closest friends or how about la lapalooza because the virus know it only attacks those that fits the democrats' narratives. some say because both happened outside, they should be allowed to happen without criticism. todd: i have great news for everybody. if you are figures -- sophisticated you allegedly can't get covid. carley: the former president's wasn't addressed in that clip. it was addressed on cnn. a new york times reporter is facing backlash for saying this about the party. listen. >> this is going to be safe. this is a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd and this is just about optics, not about safety. carley: so glenn greenwald, he posted a tweet, he was one of many who said a new york times reporter on cnn justifying
obama's huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited, quote, a sophisticated vaccinated crowd i is about as emblem attic political discourse as you can get. she responded to criticism, she said you've got to watch the full clip, the question was, what do people on the island, martha's vineyard, think about the party. the answer was me summarizing views of the people i spoke with. some are upset, others think the concerns about it are overblown. sophisticated crowd was from a quote in the story. so she is saying she was quoting the people at the party, calling themselves sophisticated. so she's kind of passing the blame a little bit by using the sophisticated crowd term. the party growers think they're sophisticated, i guess that -- todd: there's a notion out there that some people are better than others and because
they are more sophisticated, more scholarly, that they can do things like, you know, have their own security and go to parties and not wear masks while the rest of us have to follow the rules. jillian: and dine at the french laundry. carley: the obama party was okay, sturgis, not okay. all these events outside. todd: shimkus, great to see you. carley: see you guys. todd: i have to read this. dropped in louisiana, hundreds of i.c.e. detainees being bussed into the bayou, raising concerns from residents. jillian: a louisiana congressman is raising concerns about how much money it costs and he joins us live, next. ♪ whatever it takes. ♪ because i love the adrenaline in my veins. ♪ i do whatever it takes. ♪
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jillian: unbelievable. almost two dozen run away texas democrats are suing governor greg abbott for causing anxiety and distress over the separation from their families. the group claims the efforts to bring them home for a special legislative session infringes on their constitutional rights. abbott called for the arrest of the democrats who fled to washington, d.c. to block an election
bill. the lawsuit names texas' house speaker and a state representative, james white as defendants. todd: i'm sorry, they're suing him. jillian: how does this hold up in the court of law? todd: 0.0% chance. they're suing him for keeping them away from their families but he's ordering them back to texas where their families are. jillian: right. yeah. todd: i mean, they say -- i'm not going to go there. i almost made a joke about things being bigger in texas. but that is unbelievable. the gal. l.jillian: i'm curious to see w
this plays out. todd: when my voice goes higher that means i'm more outraged, more shocked. should chuck schumer be afraid of aoc? the progressive congresswoman not ruling out a primary challenge with the senate minority leader for when he's up for re-election next year. >> are you going to challenge senator schumer? >> i make
decisions based on what i think our people need and so i'm not commenting on that. [laughter] todd: the nonanswer came during a preview of a cnn interview with the congresswoman that airs tonight. jillian: it is interesting as we were in the sound bite, i said this is interesting because, i mean, what if she were to win? what does that tell you then about the mindset of some americans in this country, certainly not saying all, but i mean, she's been very far left
on a number of issues and a number of things that even moderates in this country don't agree with. so i do have to wonder what that would mean if she wins. todd: it's one thing to have bernie sanders as your socialist democrat in the senate, it's another thing to start inviting members of the squad in. it takes a different shape at that point. jillian: right. todd: i don't want to say then it becomes real but -- jillian: it is real already. look, 2022 i think is going to tell a lot, it's going to dictate a lot, it does every year when you're going into a presidential election, that's in 2024. however, with the stat of our country right now with -- state of our country right now with the economy, with covid, with immigration, there's so many issues, with crime, i'm so curious to see what people are going to end up voting for next year because i wouldn't be surprised if we have record turnout in a lot of areas. todd: for a midterm. jillian: yes. todd: i have to think in new york stay, i feel like schumer does enough upstate in an area
where they don't love aoc he would win a primary challenge. jillian: in california, republicans vote to not endorse any of the four candidates running against governor gavin newsom in the recall election. they chose party unity to oust the democrat in next month's race. jessica miller patterson writes in a statement, today's overwhelming decision by our delegates speaks to the strength of our field of candidates and the outstanding position our party is in going into the recall election. todd: they don't want to dissuade anybody, who says i like katlyn jenner, i like larry elder, if that person's not on the ballot that person's not going to vote up to vote for the recall which is the number one ballot initiative, number two is who is the person you want. republicans want everybody to come to the polls, get the votes to get rid of newsom. with that, president biden's
infrastructure bill clearing a major hurdle in the senate, the package is sent on a clear path toward a final vote. former house speaker newt gingrich is bashing republicans who he says is buying into, quote, phony bipartisanship, telling them it's a bad deal for the american people. >> the democrats are going to write this bill. it's going to be a terrible bill. there are going to be things in this bill that no republican should vote for, that there's no defense for. todd: final vote expected to come over the next couple of days. if approved the bill heads to the house. jillian: we'll continue to follow that. in the meantime, critics are sounding off after dr. anthony fauci said he predicts a flood of vaccine mandates when covid vaccines get full fda approval. listen. >> we have all kinds of law that's protect citizens against discrimination by employers and places of business. these laws are being ignored with respect to the vaccine mandate which we never had before for adults in the country
which violates religious liberties, protection over their bodies as well as medical issues. when the government mandates it, it's 100 times worse. we have a significant racial disparity. 33 or 35% of african-americans in new york city are vaccinated and they're being shut out from businesses, from travel, from being able to work out. jillian: the mandates won't happen at the federal level but state and local governments, businesses and schools could and should enact mandates, he thinks fda approval could come by the end of the month. a lot of people have been hesitant, waiting for that. you time for the good, the bad, the ugly. the good, a hiker getting help from an unlikely source. >> i like to think that i'm the kind of person who can see where the consumer trends are leaning, adjust quickly and lean back the other direction. jillian: modern family actress
julie bowen helping the woman after she had an diabetic episode in the yukon national park. she gave her snacks to get her blood sugar back up. todd: next, the bad. a woman caught a small beast, it's still a bear, browsing the aisles. shoppers caught trying to pet, even feed the animal. not smart. luckily, nobody was hurt. the bear was tranquilized and relocated. jillian: the ugly, a fan evades security guards, getting tripped up by the dodgers' ball girl. the well timed tackle sent the fan into what looks like a pretty painful flip right over the wall. and boom. look at that. todd: that was awesome. sign her up for one of our football teams. jillian: do we have football
teams? todd: big show still ahead,. jillian: joe concha and tom homan are still here live. ♪ so wake me up when it's -- look, this isn't my first rodeo and let me tell you something, i wouldn't be here if i thought reverse mortgages took advantage of any american senior, or worse, that it was some way to take your home. it's just a loan designed for older homeowners, and, it's helped over a million americans. a reverse mortgage loan isn't some kind of trick to take your home. it's a loan, like any other. big difference is how you pay it back.
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