tv Fox Report With Jon Scott FOX News January 29, 2022 3:00pm-4:00pm PST
he tried to make a point. i think he says he now feels better for doing it, but he did take a financial hit, and i wonder if he thought that spotify was going to choose him over their star, joe rogan. [laughter] not sure about that, but that does do it for us. we'll see you back here tomorrow, 5 p.m. eastern time for the for "the the big sunday show." "the fox report" with jon scott starts right now. jon: -- the sports world tonight and one sports outlet says legendary quarterback tom brady is retiring, but brady's agent, his father and brady himself say, not so fast. of good evening. i'm jon scott and this is "the fox report. ". ♪ ♪ jon: our fox weather team will bring us the latest on the nor'easter slamming the east coast with heavy snow, high winds and blizzard conditions. but first, this fox news alert. espn today broke the bombshell
news that 44-year-old tom brady has decided to leave professional football after 22 seasons and a record 7 super bowl championships. however, the associated press reports the future hall of famer has told the front office something different. christina coleman live in los angeles with the latest on what a we know. christina. >> reporter: jon, here's bottom line on this, there is a lot of speculation about brady's future right now, but at this point there is noen confirmation from brady himself that he is retiring. also the ap is reporting that two people familiar with the situation say that brady called the bucs' gm to say he has not made a decision on the matter. and earlier this afternoon adam scheckter tweeted this statement from brady's agent. quote: i understand the advance speculation about tom's future. without getting into the accuracy or inaccuracy of what's being reported, tom will be the only person to express his plans with complete accuracy. he knows the realities of the
football business and manning calendar as well as -- planning calendar as well as anybody, so that should be soon. we're also hearing from brady's father. we heard that he has disputed claims that his son is retiring. so whether brady is hanging up his cleats or not has not been confirmed. but we do know reports of him possibly doing so shook up the sports world today. i mean, the guy is a legend. he's played 22 seasons, won 7 super bowl championships and holds numerous individual records as the league's all-time leader in both passing yards and touchdown passes. the bucs were eliminated in theplays last week by the -- playoffs last week by the rams, and brady said he would take some time and consult with his family before deciding on his future. but again, he has not confirmed that he's retiring although there's a lot of speculation about this during this big football weekend. the conference championship games are tomorrow, and the super bowl is right here in los angeles two weeks from now. jon?
jon: looking forward to that. christina coleman, thank you. ♪ jon: a massive nor'easter impacting more than 50 million americans all along the east coast. the winter storm blasting the northeast with heavy snow and high winds with blizzard conditions reported in at least six states. the storm also prompting widespread flight cancellations and power outage as as it moves north. in hard-hit massachusetts, the storm knocked out people to more than 116,000 customers if. we have fox team coverage throughout the hour. our correspondents are standing by in several states across the region. first to molly line in plymouth, massachusetts, where a blizzard warning remains in effect. molly. >> reporter: yeah, it has been brutal throughout the day. we've seen some really high and pelting winds, very heavy snow. we've seen a little lull in the storm, really fluffy stuff, but it is deep all across the state. the real concern now as we inch closer to the 9 p.m. hour is the
potential for very high tides and what that could mean, coastal flooding. here in plymouth there are a number of roads that were flooded and shut down either preemptively because of the flooding, and the pilgrim sands hotel really getting pelted by the waves early this morning. another community that often experiences coastal flooding during a storm like this, they had gushing water right into some of those neighborhoods. some of the people, those homeowners that live so close to the ocean are already concerned about tonight's high tide. >> we got some sandbags, we elevated things in our basement, but this is one of the worst storms i've seen so far. it has -- as next tide comes in, just seeing the first one, just devastating. i can only imagine what tonight's is going to be like. >> reporter: throughout the day there have been about 100,000 people without power pretty consistently, lights coming on and off in various communities. plymouth hit hard, about 18% of the people in this community are without power, and all the way
down through cape p cod really south of the city of boston, provincetown consistently throughout the day reporting 100% of people in the dark at this hour and in the cold, a big concern. the governor speaking this afternoon asking people to stay off the roads to leapt those plows do their -- let those plows do their work and warning that the lights, the power may not come on right away because we are expecting still some high, gusty winds that could prevent the utilities from getting out there to help with the cleanup. listen. >> a lot of the restoration timelines won't start until after wind dies down which could be tomorrow morning. chances are most of the downed lines will not be fixed until sometime tomorrow as well, and we ask people to be patient. >> reporter: something to watch as we go into these overnight hours. we stayed at a hotel last night, there were a number of utility vans here, they are all out working right now. this parking lot's empty, so they're trying to get lights back on. in boston flights, oh, canceled
all across the board at logan airport. that'll be something to watch in the coming days, getting those flights up but, man, things have been grounded here in boston and all the way up throughout the northeast, having a domino effect across the country. thousands of flights either canceled or delayed across the country. tomorrow looks like a pretty good day for cleanup. thankfully, this was a saturday storm into a sunday cleanup, so there is literal literally a bright side coming and it is, hopefully, tomorrow. jon: yeah. sunshine tomorrow. and we hope the tides don't tear apart coast tonight. molly line in plymouth, massachusetts, thank you. that same nor'easter really walloping long island, new york, dumping well over a foot of snow in some parts, especially the eastern half, that's where we find fox weather's steve bender. >> reporter: good evening, jon. we're on the shore too. right behind me is the bellport
bay. -- bell fort all this snow that's been coming down is sitting on top of that water, and the water is not moving at all a. it is slush out there. now, what's fallen on the ground is very dry, and we have exactly what you're seeing in this backyard where it's a dusting of snow at my feet, but this wind creates the blizzard conditions, pushing it into piles as we call snow drift. and this isn't slushy. this is extremely dry. this is more sand-like, and it's been ice that's been pelting all today long. think about the last time you were here at shirley beach when you'd pick up that beach towel and shake it off, the sand just goes whipping downwind. imagine that with the velocity of this all day long. if you're in suffolk county, we are still under a blizzard warning for the next hour. we had a confirmed blizzard earlier, and that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow. looking at islip, 22.4 inches. that was registered over two or three hours ago, so the totals
could be higher. it's difficult to confirm. but right now here in central and eastern long island, we're looking at anywhere from a foot and a half to two feet of snow so far throughout this big nor'easter. now here's the good news, as molly said, it's going to be moving quickly, it's moving out towards the northern atlantic. it clears out overnight. tomorrow, on sunday, not only can we get cleanup, but family and friends can get back out and play in this snow. tonight though you want to stay inside. temperatures here in shirley still the feels-like temperature when you come wine the wind, we're at -1 right now. so still quite cold. jon: way too dry for making snowmen. not right now anyway -- enter can't even do a snowball fight, jon. [laughter] jon: nope. steve bender, thanks. with the latest on the wintry weather, meteorologist adam cloths is live on long island with the forecast for us.
adam -- adam klotz. >> hey, jon, yeah. the forecast as you can tell behind me ail two -- actually beginning to wind down at least in long island. that snow's been consistent throughout the entire day. finally getting a break. the wind is still strong where i am in central long island. about 16 inches of snow, and really the eastern half did see a whole lot of snow. let's look at the forecast graphics, and you do see, yeah, the heavier snow has lifted up into the boston area and even farther to the north, further up into maine, areas where you're still going to see a good amount of snowfall. really brunt is happening right now and will continue overnight. there are plenty of areas on the back side of this system that have cleared off, but it's leaving a whole lot of snowfall, and the wind is still whipping around me as i'm sure you can hear. new jersey got as much as 21 inches of snow in some of the higher areas. much like we saw in long island, meningty of spots getting close to 20 inches and and stretching
really just snowfall totals as far down as atlantic city. a lot of snowfall, impressive snowfall totals and that, obviously, going to continue to move into maine overnight tonight. something we'll continue to track. jon, back to you. jon: all right. meteorologist adam klotz, thanks. well, the snow prompted a state of emergency in new jersey if today. atlantic city, new jersey, mayor marty small joins us with more on how the blizzard is impacting his city. mayor small, how much snow did you get? >> yes. how you doing, jon? in spite of the storm, it's a great day here in the city of atlantic city. we got 15 inches of snow which is in the middle point where we were forecast, 12-18 inches. street flooding and more, but our professionals did a magnificent job of keeping the atlantic city residents safe and secure during the storm. jon: obviously tourism is a big part of what drives the atlantic
city economy. is this going to hurt ya? >> not necessarily. i mean, you know, we had some restaurants close which, you know, atlantic city is known for its restaurants. our casinos never close. they only closed during the hurricane sandy or if it was a state budget shutdown, and i'm sure they're happy a because no one is, you know, leaving their property at this time. but, you know, i want to give a big kudos to our fine men and women many our public works department and our contractors. they've done a magnificent job clearing the streets. and also to the good people of atlantic city who adhered to removing their vehicles from the street, making the job easier. also would like to thank our great governor, phil murphy, who i spoke with several times today. the state had their resources at the ready, but we've done such a great job locally, we don't need them right now. our crews are home right now taking a break, but they'll be at 6:00 in the morning.
due to the fact that the temperature's going to be -2 tonight, our crews will be out at six in the morning plowing and to continue to remove snow to get our industry and our work force ready for the week ahead. jon: it isn't just the snow that fell,st the snow that continues to blow. as we saw earlier, that stuff is so light, it's not really sticking to the ground. and the wind is kicking it around. that's a big problem for you still, i suppose. >> yes, it is. we had drifts anywhere between 4-6 feet. that was expected because it was blizzard conditions. but, you know, we were properly prepared and that's the key, to have all the resources in place, all the a personnel, all the vehicles that we need, and i'm claiming a victory for our public works department. jon: yeah. hats off to them. i don't think people think about how important their work is until something like this comes along and you've got to get your streets plowed so that commerce can go on. 15 inches of snow, that's a big
dump for think city no matter how prepared -- for any city no matter how prepared you are. >> yes. and that's why i consider our public works department first responders. whether it's a blizzard like today, whether it's a nor'easter, whether it's, you know, a hurricane or anything, while the good people of atlantic city are safe, secure, sound asleep in their houses, they're out will all time of night making sure or that they get the job done for the residents. and we appreciate it. jon: marty small, the mayor of atlantic city, new jersey. mayor, looks like you've got things well in hand there. thanks for coming on. >> thank you. jon: international news now as russia ramps up supplies and troops along the border with ukraine, what the white house is now saying about how ukraine's president is assessing the threat. ♪ ♪ ♪ limu emu ♪ and doug. we gotta tell people that liberty mutual customizes car insurance so you only pay for
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war. over 100,000 now massed on ukraine's border. president biden says he's ordered some american troops to pack their bags. >> i'll be moving troops to eastern europe and the nato countries near term. not a lot. >> reporter: general milley says a russian invasion could half anytime. >> there's a potential they could launch on very, very little warning. that's possible. and if there's a wide scale of options that are available to russian leadership. >> reporter: russian defense ministry showing air defense units arriving in belarus by rail following reports the railroad had been hacked. thousands of russian troops and dozens of strike aircraft now in belarus, just 60 miles from ukraine's capital city. congressman mike turner thinks the white house should have moved quicker. >> they should have been giving lethal weapons to yaw crane so they can defend themselves -- ukraine. just now they're talking about mauve moving troops into the air. -- into the area.
>> this is larger in scale and scope and the massing of forces than anything we have seen in recent memory, and i think you'd have to go back quite a while into the cold war days to see something of this mag nude -- any tuesday -- magnitude. reporter: defense secretary austin called for more time to solve this crisis diplomatically. jon? jon: lucas, thanks. so as russia continues to boost its military billup at the border with ukraine, that country's president, vladimir zelensky, is urging calm. a white house official responding telling fox news zelensky is, quote, downplaying the risk of invasion despite asking for defense assistance. senior correspondent greg palkot is live in ukraine's capital of kiev. greg. >> reporter: hi, jon, yeah. the folks here are watching very closely that russian billup
across their borders -- buildup, and they're also watching a bit of a leadership messaging clash. the latest figure we're getting from the government is 130,000 russian troops are massed outside the country, 20,000 more than last month. and fox news is confirming a report that russia has moved blood supplies and medical units close to the ukraine border for possible treatment of casualties. making it seem less likely that these are exercises as moscow says they are. president biden says an invasion is imminent, and that is the hitch because ukraine's president zelensky says it isn't. openly worried that war fears could impact his people and economy, he's claiming an invasion is not coming soon and that no one should panic and even knocking the u.s. and other countries for the early and ongoing evacuation of diplomats and families which has the white house responding tonight telling fox news, quote: at the same time host downplaying the risk of -- he's downplaying the risk of invasion, he's asking for hundreds of millions of dollars
to defend against one. we think it's important to be open and candid about that threat, end quote. it might also be that zelensky's just a little bit nervous about offending russian president putin. that press conference on friday, i pressed the ukrainian to comment on russian leader, and he skirted my questions twice. russia claims they have no intention of invading, but they also say their demands of the u.s. and nato have not been met. finally, jon, what about the people here? well, saturday morning we spent some time with civilians who are learning the fine art of combat just in case. and then we spent a long time in kiev stuck in traffic because, well, people were out on a saturday. keep calm, carry on. back to you. jon: greg palkot live from kiev, you vain -- ukraine, thanks. here are some headlines from around the world.
many canada, a massive protest against prime minister's justin trudeau's covid-19 vaccine mandates. dubbed the freedom convoy, the cross-country movement sparked by a vaccine mandate for truckers crossing the u.s./canada border, but it has turned into a demonstration against government overreach during the pandemic. in italy, the president has agreed to serve a second term after governing parties failed to find a knew i chilly-acceptable -- mutually-acceptable alternative candidate. the 80-year-old had ruled out remaining in office but changed his mind after requests from if leaders in parliament. in china, state media claims the united states is planning to interfere with and, quote, sabotage the beijing winter olympics by paying athletes from several countries to compete half heartedly and to criticize china. the embassy in beijing denies those accusations. and a retired venezuelan army general says high ranking cia officials were with aware of his efforts to remove the
disputed president nicolas maduro and that, therefore, criminal charges that he flooded the u.s. with cocaine should be thrown out. the u.s. has charged him and ma maduro as co-conspirators in an alleged narco-terrorist operation. and that's a look at some stories from around the globe. coming up, we are tracking the massive winter storm hitting the northeast. we will take you around the region next. ♪ ♪ ♪ got my hair ♪ ♪ got my head ♪ ♪ got my brains ♪ ♪ got my ears ♪ ♪ got my heart ♪ ♪ got my soul ♪ ♪ got my mouth ♪ ♪ i got life ♪
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♪ jon: continuing coverage of tonight's top story, a massive nor'easter impacting more than 50 million americans along the east coast. the winter storm blasting the northeast with heavy snow and high winds with blizzard conditions reported many at least suck -- in at least six states. prompting widespread flight cancellations and power outages.
alexis is mcadams a continues our fox team coverage live in new york city. >> reporter: good evening. well, the snow is not falling anymore here, jon, in manhattan, but temperatures are still dropping, and visibility as that wind continues to whip here in new york city remains the major concern. take a look, this is what we're dealing with, about 8 inches of snow. in some care areas, especially near central park and looking at the roadways near 68th and amsterdam here, it's still a mess. and that's because every time these plows go through and try to clean it up, the wind blows it right back onto the roadway. take a look at video we shot, no longer under a winter storm warning because it was canceled, but advise is about still an issue. the winter storm slamming the east coast today leading to whiteout conditions. that nor'easter dumping a wide range of snow totals. these new satellite images on your screen were release by the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. that shows the strength and the
path of this nor'easter. it slammed the east coast, and the storm actually pulled in a lot of that moisture and snow from as far away as the gulf of mexico. here in new york at least a foot of snow and on long island, they had about two peat -- two feet. new york and if new jersey under a state of emergency. more than 1500 snowplows will be out on the roads throughout the night preparing for monday. listen. >> starting on monday, that's a commuting time. it's also a time when there'll be school buses back on the roads if the schools are open. so there's a lot of factors at play. so, yes, we're not going to be out of this for a number of days. there'll be a lot of cleanup. >> now today people here, you can see in central park sledding, some people trying to have fun. slowly clearing out as temperatures began to drop. even fox's favorite four-legged friend you see here out in the snow today, that's dana perino's puppy, percy, playing in the snow. percy enjoying his first
nor'easter. back out here live on the upper east side, a live look at the road conditions that drivers are dealing with. governor hochul said they're in the process of trying to clear that up. airlines, though, have not been able to do anything today. they had about 90 or more percent of the flights at laguardia canceled, all the others delayed or canceled here in the new york area, and expect those to continue tomorrow. jon: nice to see it quit snowing anyway. alexis mcadams live in new york city, thanks. a couple of hours north some parts of massachusetts are seeing more than 17 inch os of november and -- inches of snow. robert ray is in gloucester. robert. >> reporter: yeah, jon, good evening. you can see i'm firmly rooted in this snow drift here right on the atlantic ocean in this historic fishing vimmage of -- village of gloucester, about 30 miles northeast of the big city, boston, here in new england. and what a day it's been, jon.
we have had wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour with blizzard conditions lasting all afternoon. and here til midnight we're going to see that. just tremendous. and the snowfall and the snow drifts. earlier today, jon, i ventured out in the four-wheel drive to try and capture some images, and what i saw was remarkable. people that were trying to push their vehicles out of snow drifts as a it came down, whipping winds throughout this fishing village, other residents trying to make their way up and down sidewalks. not too many of them, but those that did trying to brave it and be tough. and then you look at the snow drifts piling up on the sides of buildings as total whiteout conditions occurred. now, speaking of those conditions here, the city here tonight has taken the snowplows off of the roads, jon. it is not safe. there are still blowing winds and snow drifts, and the city does not think that those
snowplows can traverse. that's how deep the snow is here, upwards to 2 feet right now. so those are off the roads. having said that, we actually don't have an exact number for how much snow has fallen here because the spotters that usually go out and figure that out during the or day actually could not because the conditions were so bad, and the snow drifts and the wind. so tomorrow morning when sun comes up, they will assess. but i can tell you being in these conditions since 5 a.m. this morning out here reporting live on fox weather and fox news and fox business, i think we're going to see about 2 feet of snow. but amazingly, jon, we have not lost power here, though there is spore rad aic power -- sporadic power outages all over massachusetts. but this historic town that's going to turn 400 years next year maintains their electricity tonight as people are hunkering down and hoping tomorrow brings a much easier day than that --
than they've had here. jon: well, get some rest. robert ray, thanks. [laughter] let's bring back fox meteorologist adam cloths live on hard-hit long island. adam. >> reporter: yeah, jon, hard hit, indeed. we saw 16 inches here in about the central area of long island and then stretching off to the east, farther towards montauk, the hamptons. the snow now, as you can tell, has wound down quite a bit. maybe it's isolate here or there, but really we're on back side of this. winds are still really strong. you'll see a lot of folks that saw some really heavy snow beginning to get on the back side of this because the brunt has lifted up to coastal areas. still in boston, stretching up into the main interior of new england. it is cold on the back side of this system, 19 degrees here. but the win chill gets it down closer -- wind chill gets it down closer to 0. p many new york, you see even
colder upstate. future track does take this entirely out of the region later tonight into early tomorrow, so just a little lingering snowfall there. but the winds, jon, those are going to last throughout the entire evening and going to continue to make cleanup and driving treacherous through sunday. jon? back in to you. jon: all right. thanks very much, fox meteorologist adam klotz. a sea of blue for the funeral of a murdered new york city police detective and his family now pointing the finger at a top city official. plus -- >> i've been doing this job as long as y'all -- >> [inaudible] >> what's that? >> [inaudible] jon: a tense exchange between the chief of u.s. border patrol and his agents caught on video. ♪ ♪ there's a different way to treat hiv.
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♪ jon: the president of homeland security secretary alejandro mayorkas attending an uncomfortable meeting with border patrol agents in laredo, texas. our fox news reporter bill me -- melugin with brandon judd and oklahoma senator james lankford. bill. >> reporter: good evening to you. leaked video provided by a border patrol source shows agents in laredo, texas, getting into a heated back and forth with their own boss, u.s. border patrol chief raul ortiz. >> i've been doing this job as long as y'all -- >> [inaudible] >> what's that? >> [inaudible] to do nothing. >> i can't hear you. >> for evil to triumph, good men do nothing. that's what's happening here --
>> you are doing something. >> no if -- no, sir, we're not. >> reporter: here's how former acting dhs secretary chad wolf reacted. >> border patrol agents are pushing back so aggressively, and i think what's most striking from that video, you can see the dhs secretary standing right there. he does not step up, he does not address any of these concerns from the border patrol agents. there's no vision, there's no leadership. he just stands to the side because he knows he cannot talk to these agents and defend what is going on on the border because of the policies of this administration. >> reporter: meanwhile, migrants continue spilling into the rio grande valley. this is video shot by fox news early this morning in la jolla, texas. as you can see, family units coming across illegally, many of them with young children. senator from oklahoma, republican james lankford, was also out here with a tour with the border patrol union. he wanted to see firsthand what's happening with the border crisis.
here's what he had to say. >> the single adults that are coming in, family groups that are coming across, checking in and then border patrol agents and other individuals who are here to enforce laws in the country are actually just managing and being more like hotel check-in staff and being instructed by the administration, here's how to process people and release them rather than to try to actually carry out the law. >> reporter: and, jon, a source tells me that on thursday here in the rio grande valley border patrol agent as arrested five men from syria who crossed illegally into hidalgo, texas, about 20 minutes away from where we are right now. back to you. jon: wow. bill melugin at the border. of bill, thanks. ♪ ♪ jon: new york city continues mourning the loss are of two of its police officers. thousands of people honoring slain nypd detective jason rivera in new york city a week after he was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. in the wake of the tragedy, many are blaming so-called soft on
crime politicians. charles watson has that live from atlanta. charles. >> reporter: yeah, hey, jon. manhattan district attorney alvin bragg may be rethinking his policies after meeting with new york governor kathy hochul on friday. the two sides each putting out statements emphasizing their commitment to not only work with each other, but to keep new yorkers safe following the governor's warning that she had, quote, options to handle bragg's policies which have been widely criticized as soft on crime. the meeting coming after the funeral of nypd detective jason rivera who was shot and killed along with his partner, officer wilbert mora, while the two were responding to a domestic violence call last week in harlem. hundreds if not thousands of officer as from the nypd and other agencies aa cross the region lining the streets of midtown manhattan to honor the fallen hero as he was laid to rest are. the 22-year-old who many say was living his dream as a police
officer. rivera's wife said that dream has turned into a nightmare for her as she blasted the manhattan d.a. and his policies. >> we are not safe anymore. not even the members of the service. i know you were tired of these laws, especially the ones from the new d.a. i hope he's watching you speak through me right now. >> reporter: yeah, and you've got this unfortunate situation as officers around the country face a wave of crime. just this week alone officers were shot in st. louis, milwaukee and in houston where three officers were wounded during a shootout with a suspect in broad daylight. >> we are living in inherently dangerous times, and it's going to take all of us working together to create and have a very safe city. >> reporter: yeah, jon.
according to the officer, at least 25 officers have been killed since the new year, but that second slain nypd police officer mora, a hero even in his death, donating his organs to five people and saving their lives. jon? jon: terrible toll on the police. live from atlanta, charles watson. charles, thanks. into president biden gets a boost with the retirement of supreme court justice stephen breyer, but is it enough to help his sagging poll numbers amid multiple crises at home and abroad? what joe concha has to say, next. ♪ ♪ look, serena williams... matrix... serena... matrix... serena... matrix... ♪ get your tv together with the best of live and on demand. introducing directv stream.
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jon: south korea's military says north korea has test fired yet another projectile. this is north korea's seventh launch this month, more than all of last year. on friday north korea confirmed it launched four missiles in the past week including two long-range cruise missiles. stay with fox news channel for the latest developments on this story. we've been watching that potentially historic nor'easter as it batters the east coast. just over 8 million people under winter storm warnings and another 8 million under blizzard warnings now.
foxwet's katie byrne is live in new worth, rhode island. katie. >> reporter: hi, jon, good evening. well, it's official, we did get a blizzard here in newport, and so so did at least three other places in rhode island. for now you can tell the snow has subsided, but the winds are still pretty strong. gusts in the 30s and 40s, and i guess we picked a good spot because it looks like newport had the highest gust of the day, 70 miles per hour. we've been along the narragansett bay watching waves crash over the wall here, and it's been rocky like this since the morning. of course, at times that snow was coming down several inches an hour, so it caused some whiteout conditions because you had the winds picking up, blowing it around and then, of course, causing that snow to look horizontal at times. we know that in narragansett which is just about 25 minutes away from where we are, they actually had to pull their plow
trucks off the roads because of it. here in newport, they didn't, and they've been at it since 4:30 in the morning, and they've been telling people to stay home off the roads and not walk around because they're dealing with low visibility which means that sometimes they're not even able to see people walking around. this is just an example now, you look here with me live just as we started this live shot, this plow truck driver, unfortunately, got stuck. and i've been hearing reports of this all over the state. and he's currently digging out because that's what the conditions are like. so this is happening to plow truck drivers, you can bet it's going to happen to anyone if who would be on those roads. hopefully, people are sticking to the guidance of the governor who has a travel ban in place for all of rhode island roadways and a tractor travel ban in place through midnight. he actually extended that this afternoon. jon? jon: all right. fox weather's katie byrne in newport, rhode island. katie, thanks. the white house press secretary, jen psaki, defending the administration's immigration
policies, this after a fox obtained video of migrants arriving at an airport north of new york city last august. and this week fox cameras caught an apparent mass if relocation of migrants in texas. one immigration and customs enforcement source accusing the d. of becoming a, quote -- department of becoming a, quote, unofficial travel agency for if illegal immigrants and criminals. let's bring in fox news contributor and columnist for "the hill," joe concha. joe, as you know, i'm a private pilot. it's been kind of an open secret in the pilot community for a while that the department of homeland security is flying these charter jets, always at night, they always land in the middle of the night, to not really wig airports -- big airports. allentown, bethlehem, pennsylvania, is one, westchester county north of new york city, has seen some as well. migrants going all over the country in the dead of night. if the administration is, wants
to be open about it, why not do it in broad daylight? >> why not do it at major airports, to your point as well, right? if you're going to al remembertown, you could go to philadelphia, rochester e when you could be going to newark, lagarde laguardia or jfk in new york. it's amazing how few questions outside of peter doocy are asked of this administration in terms of in this policy. why are you flying migrants that came here illegally to states across the country in the middle of the night, ms. psaki or mr. president or ms. vice president who's in charge of the border? you almost never see it during interviews. that's what we have at this point. as long as most of the media isn't covering it, the administration thinks they can get away with it because, well, they're getting away with it, jon. jon: yeah. and, again, the open border policy -- and that's really what it seems to be -- doesn't seem to be drawing any attention at the white house. i mean, the vice president is supposed to be in charge of
fixing it, but the numbers have only gotten worse. the december numbers allowed, showed more migrants crossing the border than in any december in history. >> amazing. and when you think about the total number in 2021, jon, 2.2 million migrants crossed illegally into this country. all right. how do we put that number into context? that is two and a half times the total population of the president's home state of delaware. it's three times the population of washington, d.c. or boston, massachusetts. that is a lot of people coming here illegally. the administration now, jon, polling in the 20s on its handling of immigration and the border, the 20s, right? and if accountability existed here, mr. mayorkas who is, obviously, the dhs secretary, would be out of a job right now. but as we saw with afghanistan, virtually nobody gets fired or even reprimanded in the administration. so what we're seeing at the border, it's only going to continue as the media remains mostly apathetic about this crisis, jon. jon: we have seen, obviously,
some very low poll numbers for the biden administration. apparently, they are hoping that the opportunity to replace, to appoint a replacement for supreme court justice stephen breyer is going to help turn those numbers around a. what do you think the prospects are? >> jon, i just don't see this development regarding breyer's retirement as any kind of real game-changer. if clarence thomas, for example, had announced his retirement and was replaced by a liberal judge, that's something far different. but in the end, the court remains primarily 6-3 conservative, so they're simply shooting par here. nothing fundamentally changes in the end. and since president already said he would name a black woman to the bench, there's no wow factor. just like, let's face it, there's no wow factor for kamala harris being the first female vice president and woman of color in that a position because she's currently at, what, 32% approval in "usa today"? so biden's nomination of another justice simply is not the big story many in media are making it out to be when you juxtapose
that with 40-year-high inflation or murders at a 25-year high or serious unrest overseas, particularly in ukraine. it all dwarfs that right now, jon. jon: we are supposed to be a color blind society, so why make color one of the, one of factors that you incorporate in choosing a supreme court justice? >> you would think then if let's say you're an asian-american, you're an indian-american or just somebody who worked their butt off to get to the point where you should be at least considered for this supreme court position that's opening. i would be pretty upset right now. but in the end, the administration is simply checking off the boxes. in this case, mr. biden holding a promise that he gave to jim clyburn before a debate way back when in to 2020 saying, ye, i absolutely will promise -- yes, i promise i will add a woman of color to the supreme court. this isn't based on merit, it's all based on, i guess, virtue
signaling. and you're right, jon, this is what this country's founded on. jon: the south carolina congressman is power broker who pretty much got joe biden into the white house by giving him his support. >> yeah. jon: joe concha, thank you. ♪ ♪ only pay for what you need, and we gotta do it fast. [limu emu squawks] woo! new personal record, limu! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty. ♪ your record label is taking off. but so is your sound engineer. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates matching your job description. visit indeed.com/hire
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