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>> we're no longer looking for a suspect vehicle. we do have a person of interest in custody at the moment. but this is still a very fluid investigation. todd: it is monday, november 22nd. and this is a fox news you alert out of waukesha, wisconsin where at least five people are dead, over 40 injured, after a driver plows through barricades into a packed parade. this video absolutely horrifying. you're watching "fox & friends first" on a monday morning many i'm todd piro. carley: i'm carley shimkus. innocent bystanders watch in
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horror as an suv sped into crowds gathering for a christmas themed parade. this terrifying video shows the vehicle nearly missing a young girl dancing in the street. todd: it takes your breath away every time you see it. lauren blanchard is live in washington where the president has been briefed. we start with ashley strohmier who has new details breaking overnight. ashley. >> reporter: overnight, the city of waukesha announcing five people have died and more than 40 were hurt after a driver in a red ford suv slammed into the local christmas parade. witnesses say many of the dozens hit were children. >> everyone's in shock and then everyone started screaming. the image that keeps going through my head is the car going through the girls. and the only reason why they didn't break down is because i had the other kids around me. i knew if i panicked, they would panic. >> reporter: the driver was seen on video breaking through barricades, towards the festivities. police confirmed an officer did open fire on the vehicle in an
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attempt to stop it. but added that they do not believe the driver fired any shots. the vehicle was later recorded narrowly missing a toddler dancing in the street. shocked parade goers watch as the vehicle continues to accelerate into the parade. at a press conference, the waukesha mayor addressed the heart broke pen community. -- heart broken community. listen. >> today our community faced horror and tragedy in what should have been a community celebration. i'm deeply saddened to know so many in the community went to a parade and ended up dealing with injuries and heart ache. >> reporter: video from after the vehicle impacted the pa a raid showed the extent of the heart ache. dozens of injured people can be seen on the ground as police rushed to control the scene. many had to transport themselves to the hospital. meanwhile, police say the investigation into who was responsible is ongoing. >> we're no longer looking for a suspect vehicle.
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we do have a person of interest in custody at the moment. but this is still a very fluid investigation. >> reporter: police did not say whether that person of interest is a suspect. today, the local school district canceled classes and the city is asking businesses around the parade to remain closed as entry in and out of the area is limited. the next press conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. that's about 15 hours give or take since the last time we heard, so obviously there's a lot of questions that still need to be answered and hopefully we get those then. todd: ashley, thank you. carley: the white house says president biden has been briefed on the situation and the fbi is assisting state and local law enforcement in their investigation. todd: lauren blanchard has more from washington. lauren. >> reporter: good morning, carley, todd. president biden has been briefed on the ongoing investigation. the white house putting out this statement last night. quote, the white house is closely monitoring the situation in waukesha and our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by this terrible incident. the white house official went on
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to say they have reached out to offer support and assistance as needed. the fbi he reacting, quote, the fbi milwaukee field office is aware of the reporting of the incident in walk haw. the he local and -- waukesha. the local and state authorities are leading the response. and they have say they have every confidence that those responsible will be brought to justice. police are considering the scene fluid. they have one person of interest in custody and no word on a motive yet. that could determine how much federal involvement there is. >> hopefully president biden will get input from everyone and find out the facts and react accordingly. >> reporter: wisconsin lawmakers offering their prayers online for those impacted. governor tony evers tweeting, calling it a senseless act, adding i'm grateful for first responders and those who added quickly to help and we're in contact with local partners and
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we await more information. for now, we'll continue to wait as authorities piece together more information on why exactly this tragedy happened. carley, todd. carley: lauren blanchard live for us. thank you. todd: to the other big story out of wisconsin, kyle rittenhouse speaking out for the first time since being found not guilty. carley: brook singman is here with more on the exclusive interview. brook, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, todd, carley. kyle rittenhouse is speaking out for the first time since his you acquittal late last week while this case is in the center of race relations in the united states, rittenhouse says this is not what it's about for him. >> the case has nothing to do with race. it never had anything to do with race, it had to do with the right to self-defense. i'm not a racist person. i support the blm movement and peacefully demonstrating. >> reporter: this as protesters took to the streets after witen
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rittenhouse's acquittal. dem straighters were -- demonstrators were heard chanting no justice, no peace. rittenhouse says he does feel remorseful for his actions. >> he does have remorse. you know. and like people say if he can do it again, he would -- i said he would do it again, but talking to him now, he would never walk down there if this ever happened again. he would never. >> reporter: meanwhile, yesterday cbs' face the nation again pushing the false claim that kyle rittenhouse crossed state lines with his ar-15. you can watch tucker carlson's exclusive interview with kyle rittenhouse tonight at 8:00 p.m. on fox news. back to you. todd: thank you. carley: the time is six minutes after the hour. a bombshell report claims hunter biden's investment firm helped broker a multibillion dollar
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todd: congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez slamming the social spending bill that house lawmakers passed last week. it was passed by the democrats,
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remember. talking to the new york times, the lawmaker is calling on president biden to bypass congress and take executive action, saying in part, why are we taking this as a legislative compromise when the opportunity is so much greater or when biden could do this stuff with a stroke of a pen and is just reminding us that he is not choosing to. i have a lot of trouble reading her writing. i'm glad she doesn't write for us. she says empty promises were made to progressives and she is not guaranteeing they will back the bill if it comes back to the house, this as kevin mccarthy says he will do everything he can to strike the bill down if it makes it back to the house. >> if it fails in the senate it dice. if the t senate changes it, any of the changes have to come back to the house so we have another bite at the apple here. todd: the congressional budget office estimates the bill will raise the national deficit $367 billion over the next 10 years, even though the white house claims it is fully paid for. carley: former president trump
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says he thinks americans are ready to fight back against democrats' radical agenda at the polls. >> this country has tremendous potential. tremendous. but we're giving it away. and there will be a point -- there will be a point where the country can't come back and we can never allow that that point to be reached so i think things are going to happen very big in the midterm elections and i think in 2024 it's going to be a great result. carley: the former president also tearing into president biden, blaming him for the soaring inflation and calling his policies incompetent. i think the aoc interview with the new york times is very interesting because she said that if the senate doesn't pass the social spending bill as it was passed in the house, that pro egress i'ves -- progressives may try to stone wall the rest of president biden's agenda which is music to republicans' ears. todd: what's insane to me about this is they created leverage by being the loudest voices in the
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room. numbers-wise, they don't have the leverage. they managed to push their party so far left and in the process they created the leverage that will ultimately destroy them in the midterms and help republicans. it's a pre verse relationship between aoc and republicans that is playing out in front of us. carley: aoc said after the virginia race and when it went to glenn youngkin, she said the reason it did is because democrats weren't united around the progressive agenda enough and there wasn't enough excitement within the democratic party and they were too moderate. you listen to other democrats and they say -- and republicans are saying keep thinking that but the reality is that people are rejecting the progressive agenda and that is why glenn youngkin won the race and why there's such a big prediction that the midterms are going to go to the republican party. todd: carley, the average american doesn't necessarily say i am so entrenched in a party and they don't care about the stuff that the progressives want. i was in a room full of quote, unquote democrats this weekend.
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nobody was saying i need more of the aoc stuff. they were talking about kitchen table issues and the normal american approach to it, not everything is free and let sers abandon our -- let's abandon our principles that we established over the last 250 years. carley: if you look at how president biden has governed, he's definitely tipping his hat much more to the progressive agenda, if you think about $400,000 paychecks possibly to illegal immigrants, rejecting any semblance of border policies, this big, massive social spending bill that he is pushing to be his legacy. those are all extremely progressive ideas. and if you do think about why he's doing it, it's because there is a great fear there by the president that if he doesn't -- if he doesn't make the progressives in his party happy, then they will abandon him and that's why aoc gave this interview to the new york times, saying exactly that. the only problem with that is i
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don't think that joe manchin or kyrsten sinema care what aoc has to say and they're the ones that could possibly hold up this bill in the senate. todd: one area where democrats are united, silence over hunter biden. i wasn't telling you to be quiet. hunter biden's firm reportedly helping a chinese company purchase one of the most lucrative cobalt mines in the congo from an american company. the new york times reporting, quote, the president's son was part owner of a venture involved in the $3.8 billion purchase by a chinese conglomerate of one of the world's largest cobalt deposits. james comer had this reaction a little earlier. >> when a republican says something about hunter biden, all you hear is crickets. they know hunter biden is a problem. they just don't want to talk about it and they hope he'll go away but he's not going to go away. he makes the news every week. and every week it's something a little worse than the previous week. so the democrats are going to continue to turn a blind eye to hunter biden. this is going to be a big issue
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for house republicans when we try to win the midterms. somebody needs to hold hunter biden accountable because he's a national security threat. todd: if you're creating the commercials that republicans utilize during the midterms, have you a altogether of material with -- a lot of material with which to choose from, most of it created by the biden administration. there's a lot of hunter biden stuff to run on. you as a republican say if we take over the senate and the house, we can have investigations into this and those investigations are not happening you now because the democrats are in control of congress. if you're upset about hunter biden and about the national security implications and about the fact that the whole hunter biden story went unreported on prior to the 2020 election, we as republicans are going to get to the bottom of that if you elect us. carley: look at the $3.8 billion deal that hunter biden founded may have this chinese company owned, gained the rights of this cobalt mine in congo and the reason that's so important is because the way
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that china wants to become one of the -- one of the ways that china wants to become the world's leading super power is to own all of these rare earth minerals, cobalt being one of them. so this cobalt mine used to be owned by an american company and through hunter biden's firm it exchanged hands and it's now in the hands of a chinese company, of course his firm made money off of that. so this whole deal that hunter biden brokered helped china and it certainly hurt us and we're talking about the president's son here. todd: we need information on it. time now, 17 minutes after the hour. kyle rittenhouse sitting down with our own tucker carlson for his first interview since his acquittal. carley: despite that verdict, some lawmakers and members of the media are convicting him in the court of public opinion. >> this case has nothing to do with race. i never had anything to do with race. it had to do with the right to
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>> we will not be releasing information on the fatalities at this time while we are working on notifying the family members of the deceased. we're no longer looking for a suspect vehicle. we do have a person of interest in custody at the moment. but this is still a very fluid investigation. todd: waukesha, wisconsin chief of police daniel thompson confirming they have a person of interest in custody after a driver plows into families and participants at a christmas parade. attorney bob bianchi joins us now. what's your initial of evaluation of what you saw? >> it seemed to me, tom, when i saw a specific breakdown of a cargoing through that at a certain point in time just before he was approaching the parade, the car veers to the left, looking as if they're trying to avoid the people that
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are in the parade. however, there were all sorts of people to the left of that, that got injured. so initially there were thoughts that it may be terrorism. i don't think that that's going to be in play with regard to this, the cause of that particular issue. there were targets of interest they could have gone after that could have caused more carnage. it looks like the person may have been fleeing another scene, police when the police officers fired shot, adrenaline is pumping. they're going through the crowd, looking to get away. there's a lot of facts we don't know yet. we want to make sure was there anyone else involved. we want to break down all the social media components. we want to find what the motive is for this particular situation. obviously, there's a lot more information. when i was a prosecutor, i had to do press conferences, i know the media want to be so far out ahead. the job of investigating is laborious. we typically go slow and steady, that's the right way to do things, as opposed to getting
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too far out in front of the facts right now. we have to wait and see. todd: how much interaction is there right now going on between the police and the prosecutors? >> well, there should be a tremendous amount. this is a big issue i always have. when police do investigations like this, they should talk to the prosecutors. i always have my prosecutors involved in any significant investigation. why? at the end of the day, when they charge somebody, the prosecutors have to go into the courtroom and prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. maybe the next coble we're talking about with -- next subject we're talk about with rittenhouse, would be an illustration of what happens when that's not of done correctly. we have to make sure that rights are protected and the investigation is done correctly, that the trial proceeds to prove a case beyond a reasonable doubt and that's at the hands of prosecutors at the end of the day. prosecutors being involved at this stage of the investigation, crucial. todd: you mentioned rittenhouse. here is kyle rittenhouse from
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his exclusive interview with tucker carlson. listen. >> this case has nothing to do with race. it never had anything to do with race. it had to do with the right to self-defense. >> right. >> i'm not a racist person. i support the blm movement, i support peacefully demonstrating. todd: as you know, bob, that doesn't matter to so many democrats, so many in the mainstream media and so many leaders in congress including congressman jerry nadler who is calling for the doj to review the rittenhouse case. here's what he tweeted after the verdict, this heart breaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice. justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing state lines looking for trouble while people engage in protests. that statement is filled with falsehoods. why do democrats and the mainstream media seem so hell-bent on destroying the justice sis tome and resorting to trial by mob when they don't get the result that they want?
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>> this is an interesting thing and it's -- i'm not a political commentator. i'm a legal analyst. when we got this case, i wrote down when i was hosting my own show, that he brought to the gun to kenosha, that he was the initial aggressor, he never attempted to retreat, he provoked the encounters and he shot peaceful protesters. when we covered the show, gavel to gavel, we watched the entire thing, we realized he did not cross state lines with a weapon, he is not a member of a white supremacist group, was not a person that was the initial aggressor, he was the one being pursued. look, he was a cop wanna-be. he went through to take graffiti down. he did not initiate this. he was being purchase assumed -- pursued. when i was doing the show, if it was an african-american,
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hispanic, conservative or liberal, when the state's case went in and there was a witness testifying for the state and i asked my producer is this a defense witness that got called out of turn and they said this is the third victim. i said they're providing a self-defense claim. all of us collectively knew there would not be a guilty. most were thinking it would be a hung journey or outright acquittal. it's sad because there's narratives versus fact. and in the court of public opinion, people have a narrative but unfortunately if had they looked at the trial, the prosecution didn't have the evidence. todd: the only thing that matters is the evidence presented within the four walls of that courtroom. nothing else matters. the mob needs to realize that. otherwise, our system of justice is in a lot of trouble. bob bianchi, thank you very much. don't forget to tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. to watch tucker
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carlson's exclusive interview with kyle rittenhouse. carley: winsome pierce sparring on the existence of critical race theory in the virginia school system. watch. >> you oppose critical race theory being taught in schools which is not part of virginia's curriculum. >> i beg to differ that crt is not taught. >> i did not say that. i said it's not part of the curriculum. >> it's in the curriculum. it's weaved in and out of the curriculum. carley: she campaigned on an anti-crt platform, rallying behind fact based education. the u.s. is on notice as another migrant caravan heads towards the u.s. southern border as ken paxton says there is no way the government can keep track of the migrants crossing into the united states. >> this is deja vu all over again. it happens every day. it continues to happen.
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we know they're being moved all over the country and we know we aren't able to keep track of p them. carley: he says there is not enough known about migrants entering the u.s. he says they are being secretly transported by planes and busses. he is not the only one saying that, it's true. todd: 28 minutes after the hour you now. another top communications official is walking away from the biden white house. so could this have anything to do with the tanking poll numbers or reports of dysfunction in the west wing? joe concha joins us live, next. your eyes. beautiful on the outside, but if you have diabetes, there can be some not-so-pretty stuff going on inside. it's true, with diabetic retinopathy, excess sugar can damage blood vessels, causing vision loss or even blindness. so remember this: now is the time to get your eyes checked. eye care is important to your long-term diabetes management. see a path forward with actions and treatments that may help your eyes— and protect against vision loss.
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todd: not only is casone back but the band is back too. congresswoman aoc calling on president biden to use pass hiss a i've spending agenda. carley: cheryl casone is here this morning. cheryl: i'm not going to sing. guys, good morning. glad to be back. this has been interesting. the new york congresswoman fume hag that the senate must pass the pared back house version of build back better, saying if they don't her caucus will not support democratic initiatives, she says, quote, why are we taking this as a legislative compromise when the opportunity is so much bigger and biden could do this with a stroke of a
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pen. kevin mccarthy is predicting what's next. >> if it fails in the senate it dice. if the senate changes it, any of those changes has to come back to the house. so we have another bite at the apple here. cheryl: and according to the cbo the plan would add $367 billion to the deficit over the next 10 years, this is the cbo, nonpartisan. remember, the president keeps saying it's not going to cost anything. but not so sure. todd: we need to show aoc how a bill becomes a law thing from the '70s. >> i'm just a bill. todd: she'll sing. it is deadline day over vaccine mandates on the fed front. cheryl: that deadline for federal workers, they have to be fully vaccinated or face termination. still tens of thousands are seeking religious exemption from the country's largest employer, that would be the federal government. by today, these workers must prove they've had a second shot of pfizer or moderna or one shot of j&j, whether it's travel,
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your tax return, the bureau of prisons, this is all worked out by the unions and the courts. americans are going to feel the effects of slower operations across the country for everything. and including global entry which apparently is very, very delayed. carley: let's stay on the vaccine front, and talk about disney. cheryl: florida's disney world pausing the vaccine mandate. in a statement, a disney spokesperson says more than 90% of active florida based cast members have verified they are fully vaccinated. we will address legal developments as appropriate. nobody should lose his or her job over these mandates. disney is a major employer in florida. florida. they're saying we hope disney and any other company that has suspended or terminated workers due to vaccine mandates will consider retiring them.
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so the back and forth in florida, certainly employers are caught in the middle. you've got what the federal government wants and you want what governors like de santis want to see happen. todd: you have a decision by a circuit court that should guide all that but we shall see. .carley: the white house communications chief of staff resigning one day after the communications director did the same, this follows reports of serious dysfunction within the west wing. uh oh. todd: fox news contributor joe concha is here to he react. uh oh is what he said when the bears were losing. let's get into the news of the day. is this time to advance the career for these individuals or is this jumping off a sinking ship. >> i wish the coach of the bears would jump off the sinking shift he's destroying my -- sinking ship. he's destroying my team. resignations in any white house are a thing, they are most
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definitely a thing in the trump white house which went through multiple communications directors. it would be a great trivia question. the mooch lasted about as long as this segment. anthony scaramucci. what do you have to do? he barely speaks to the press, doesn't do one on one interviews, for months we haven't seen a president take real questions at a solo press conference. so that's what we're dealing with at this point. so why resign when basically your job is to tell the president to run away from reporters as quickly as possible because he doesn't really want to talk to them nor do they want him to talk to the press at this point because there's a lot of things he can't simply defend on his own without a teleprompter. carley: unless they were pushed out because the administration is blaming them. you never know. there is speculation that pete
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buttigieg could maybe replace vice president kamala harris because her poll numbers are so low. he was asked about that very thing yesterday. take a listen to his reaction. watch this. >> at all impacted your relationship with the vice president, that it seems as if there's this narrative of a rivalry developing between the two of you. >> no. because she and i are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators. we're too busy with the job to do. carley: of course he is going to say that. what's your reaction to this narrative? >> i love hearing the transportation secretary saying he's focused on doing this job. the guy who took paternity leave for two months, he'ses more than welcome to do that, but he didn't announce it in august that he's out for two months. they don't name an acting transportation secretary while the supply chain crisis is exploding. so he's doing his job. i would rather hear chuck todd
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ask how many ports have you been to since this began, have you gone to long beach, california? no, los angeles? no. newark? no. all these ports where this is happening. why aren't you talking to people on the ground to solve this problem. so this is an easy question to answer, is there a rivalry. of course not. we're focused on our jobs. the donors want him to be the nominee in 2024 at the top of the particular t et. you look at -- ticket. you look at the poll numbers. 28% approve of kamala harris. that is not a winning ticket when you see inflation and you see the supply chain crisis we just talked about and you see crime and you see the border and you see afghanistan, and you seed case where democrats are -- see education where the democrats are the anti-parent party, that's the perception. i wouldn't want to defend those records right now.
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todd: with democrats the party of race, you're taking on an optics nightmare if you drop an african-american vice president for a white male. democrats have done crazier things. carley: there will definitely be pushback. >> go bucs. todd: stop that right now. still ahead, we're following breaking developments out of walk a shaw, wisconsin -- waukesha, wisconsin on the parade tragedy. carley: beto o'rourke is sticking to his guns when pressed about his plans to take yours. >> hell yes, we're going to take your ar57. we have a long, proud position of responsible gun ownership so, yes, i still hold this view. carley: and that guy wants to be the next governor of texas. we talk to tomi lahren about that coming up next.
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waukesha christmas parade on sunday. here's a look at the path of the car that went through the parade. it smashed through barricades and then an officer opened fire, attempting to stop it from hitting the parade. police don't think the driver fired any shots. but horrified bystanders then watched as the car narrowly misses a toddler dancing in the street. it continues speeding by before finally colliding with crowds. >> that was the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. that was the worst thing i've ever seen in my life. somebody hit a whole crowd of kids. >> we just heard like something hitting something and we honestly thought that it was part of the parade and then i looked over and there was a red ford explorer just ramming into everybody. >> lots of kids. there was moms running looking for their children afterwards, like screaming for their children, running in stores. >> reporter: at least 12 of the 40 injured were children.
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many had to transport themselves to the hospital as first responders tried to control the area. the local school district canceled classes and the city is asking businesses around the parade to stay closed as entry in and out of the area is limited. the next press conference is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. this afternoon. kristin: .carley: we'll have florida congressman michael waltz coming up to reaction. todd: a massachusetts state university is hosting race segregated processing events following the kyle rittenhouse murder. carley: here to react, fox nation host tomi lahren. last week when the rittenhouse verdict was announced, they hosted spaces where students could process the outcome and they were segregated by race, black students in one area, white students in another. what's your reaction. >> this was put on by the diversity and inclusiveness
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sensor the, nothing says that quite like separated people based on race to process a verdict that was reached by a jury, the correct verdict which had nothing to do with race despite what the mainstream and progressive left tries to push. they interest to train students, they have to train young people to be obsessed and hyper focused on race and they have to use segregation as a tool of division because they need to train young people and these students to be obsessed with race so they can vote democrat, so they can be young activists moving forward and that is why you're seeing this at universities. it was no different than when trump was elected in 2016, the same kind of spaces were created. i think the young adults are able to process things themselves. if this university want todd be helpful, maybe they could teach students why this verdict was just and how to deal with it in
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an adult fashion. todd: here's the statement to fox news, court, organizing such discussions by identity groups is a proven educational strategy and reflects the reality that downturn ' different commune -- that different community members may process these events differently and may feel more comfortable sharing their feelings with community members of similar background and identity. why does the left continuously preach unity and integration but literally practice division and seg gee gracious? this is -- segregation. this is segregation. >> changing the meanings of words, that's what they have to do to brain wash young people and people do process things differently. the goal of the university, especially university setting, is to get people to come together in a community fashion regardless of your race. let's also keep in mind that generations of americans fought against segregation and the racist nature of segregation. now you've got universities fighting to bring it back and calling it an educational tool. this is how far we have fallen
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and the only way that we're going to change this is if americans start waking up and realize this woketivism is not working especially in the university setting where young people need to learn to come together and think for themselves and also think in a way that's not segregated by race and the color of their skin but rather what they're learning and bringing them together. carley: t beto o'rourke is running for governor of texas a. he says that he is sticking by his pledge to take people's guns away. listen to this. >> hell, yes, we're going to take your ar-15, your ak-47. most of us in texas don't want to see our friends, our family members, our neighbors shot up with these weapons of war. so, yes, i still hold this view. carley: so he says he still wants to take people's ar-15s and ak-47s away in texas. your reaction? >> yeah, he's not campaigning to actual texans that live in texas. he's campaigning to the
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california liberals who are fleeing their infringement ridden state to come to places like texas. it won't work on actual texans. there may be enough californians who didn't learn their lesson in california and other liberal states, they might go for something like this. it's up to the texans to educate the californians that are coming in and believe in the first amendment and all their rights so they can get in a great state like texas. leave your liberal values in california. please don't vote for him. carley: people are heading to states like texas and the message is don't take your politics with you, tomi. thank you for joining us. todd: thanks, tomi. time now, 50 minutes after the hour. a chinese company landing a multibillion dollar deal for the world's largest cobalt mine. it allegedly got a boost from
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carley: a fox news alert. five people are dead and over 40 injured after suv barrels through a packed christmas parade in wisconsin. the white house says president biden has been briefed but still no word on a motive. todd: florida congressman michael waltz is here with reaction. congressman, what is your reaction to this horrible situation. >> well, you know, as a parent, it just breaks my heart. i read and saw accounts of, you know, parents panicked and desperately looking for their children one gave an account of literally going from body to body and helping other kids that
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were horrendously wounded looking for their own child. so it's just heart breaking. we don't know obviously if this is some deranged individual or something else afoot here. it does, from a counter terrible standpoint, remind a lot of people of the 2017 truck attack in lower manhattan that was inspired by isis. but, i think we will just have to wait and see what the authorities come forward with. >> congressman, one of the things about situations like this is you think you are going to in this innocent christmas parade with your family and then tragedy strikes, it really reminds me that something like this could happen at any minute in any town, which i think is a really good reason to make our police departments as funded as possible. >> you know, well, that's great point. i could tell you just, i was texting some of the members of the west coast delegation last
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night. these parades in small town risk are just kind of a seasonal right of passage that everybody looks forward to in both the winter and the summer. and you are absolutely right. the number one job of government, in my view is, to keep us safe from both external threats and internal. we have to back the blue. we have to fund our police. carley: yeah. congressman there was a chinese tennis star who vanished after making sexual assault claims against vice premier in china. and the chinese state media, they released footage of her and now the international olympic committee says they had 30 minute phone call with her. it sounds like people who know her say they still don't know where she is or if she is safe. this is something that has been on your radar since it happened. what's your reaction to this situation as it unfolds. >> just friday, we sent a
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letter, myself and representative mccaul from texas to the chinese government demanding answers. demanding a full investigation to be punctuate punk pengshuai. the women's tennis association has been trying to reach her. and not behave in this dictatorial type manner. it's incredibly concerning, guys. this would be like if an american celebrity tennis star like, you know, chris everett or serena williams leveled an accusation a very serious one against a very powerful politician and then disappeared. that's essentially what happened. there is a bigger piece here when it comes to the olympics that is just 10 weeks away.
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bottom line our athletes are not safe. this has happened repeatedly in china. there was an nba player that disappeared for 10 months was held against his will. not allowed to engage the outside world. by some accounts was tortured. so, you know, this is why we have to boycott, in my view the beijing olympics. abuses going on stamping out of freedom and the disappearing of athletes. we cannot and not to mention covid unleashed on the world. we can't reward beijing with this international sports event which will turn into a propaganda event for the chinese communist party. todd: i just don't know, congressman waltz if we will have the world's support to boycott the olympics. you haven't seen it from our country and i don't know if we can garner that support this quickly. they are doing things over there that really make you question how the ioc granted them the
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olympics in the first it. carley: have to save chinese tennis star's life. you are really publicity the pressure on china on that front thank you so much congressman. >> give full credit to the women's tennis association unlike the nba they have stepped up. todd: got to run. "fox & friends" starts now. [sirens] >> i have never seen admission this bad before. >> waukesha, wisconsin, at least five people dead and over 40 injured. >> this, after a driver slammed into the local christmas parade. >> biden preab briefed on the i couldn't know going investigation. >> kyle rittenhouse speaking to fox news. >> if i was convicted, no one would ever be privileged to defend their life against attackers. >> todd: today is the deadline for federal workers to be vaccinated against covid. see if exemption request will be


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