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history. the next drawing set for tuesday with the odds of winning 302 the million to 1. so you're saying there's a chance, just a little bit. rich: just 302 million to 1. not so bad. molly: either you or me, for sure. rich: there's a really good chance we'll be back at 4 p.m. eastern. mike emmanuel is next, all the news coming from washington. it's coming now. ♪ mike: the suspect arrested in the murder of pour idaho college students -- four idaho college students will be in front of a judge on tuesday. bryan kohberger was arrested early friday morning for the november 13th quadruple murder. welcome to "fox news live," happy new year. i'm mike emmanuel. kohberger is expected to waive his right to an extra decision hearing -- extra decision hearing during -- extradition hearing. laura ingle in monroe county
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where the suspect is being held. good afternoon. if. >> reporter: good afternoon. that's right, mike, he is being held right here behind me at the monroe county correctional facility, and there's a lot of legal maneuvering going on this weekend about those extradition plans now that he has a public defender who has said that he plans to go back to idaho. he is going to waive his extradition hearing and he wants to go back to fight those charges. as we take a look at that mug shot that we have here from this jail, the attorney says kohberger is waiving that extradition hearing so he can quickly be brought to idaho, adding he's eager to be exonerated. we are also learning more about what led to the sudden stop of the cleanup at the crime scene in moscow, idaho, last week, the day kohberger was arrested here in pennsylvania. something that was briefly discussed on friday by idaho investigators. >> the house cleanup has been halted, and that came by a legal request from the court.
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>> reporter: so we've been trying to find out what that meant, and former detective and fox news contributor ted williams, who is on the ground for us in idaho, says he has a source that kohberger has lawyers in place in moscow now who went to court to get an order to maintain the crime scene in preparation of a defense so they can do their own inspection of the crime scene. meanwhile, more people are coming forward to talk about what they have observed of kohberger in the past. a local bar owner, for example, told the new york post that kohberger scared women and staffers and customers and would often ask who they were there with, where they lived and that he would get upset if they rebuffed him. kohberger remains here on no bond, and that extradition hearing is expected on tuesday. mike? mike: laura ingle starting us off in pennsylvania. many thanks. now to the west where the suspect in the quadruple murder was attending school. let's go to pullman, washington. our dan springer evens on --
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springer's on the ground there there. good afternoon. >> reporter: hey, mike, this arrest on friday morning is truly vindication for the moscow police department. they were widely criticized for their handling of this investigation, the amount of information or the lack of information they put out to the public, and some people even questioned their company ten city -- we enzi. one lawyer said they are in over their heads. but now that they have hair suspect in custody, the work is far from over. they must have presented a judge a lot of evidence to get a no-knock warrant on four counts of murder to be executed out of state. but there are apparently still questions about motive. we mow police searched kohberger's apartment and office on the campus of washington state university in pullman where he's a ph ph.d. student in criminology. they're trying to build a profile to support prosecution. they are still asking for the public's health and, apparently, getting it. >> we had 400 phone calls within the first hour after the press
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conference, which is great. but we're trying to build this picture now of him, who he is, his history, how we got to this event, why this event occurred. >> reporter: as far as physical evidence, we're told d the na played a key role -- dna played a key role, genetic genealogy requires dna left by the suspect at the crime scene then matched with a relative whose dna profile is in the system. >> once you eliminate those individuals that are known to be there, you begin to dig into those that are unknown, and you can begin to put an identity with that subject. >> reporter: washington state university said in a statement yesterday that a kohberger finished his first semester earlier this month. mike, that would mean that he was in pullman in this apartment behind me for about a month after the murders and that that white hyundai elantra likely in this parking lot just outside
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the apartment for that entire time. mike: dan, i'm curious if you've encountered any folks and talked to them about this guy living there and his potential connection to crime? any reaction from people on the ground? >> reporter: yeah. everyone's shocked who lived in this complex. they didn't really know him, he kind of kept to himself. one person who lives below him says he was noisy at, like, 1:00 in the morning, so she was going to complain to him but didn't really know him. this is a complex that is largely filled with people who are grad students, even some young families, so they kind of keep to themselves, so not many people knew him specifically, but they're shocked by this arrest of someone so close to them the, mike. mike: dan springer live from pullman, washington, thanks very much. for the more on this i'm joined by former d.c. homicide detective and fox news contributor williams. ted, welcome. >> thanks, mike. mike: so we expect the suspect toway his extradition rights --
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to waive his extradition rights and when he gets back to moscow, idaho, presumably early week, what kinds of questions do you think homicide detectives-for him when -- will have for him when they speak to him? >> well, mike, in light of the fact that he's lawyered up in pennsylvania and from what i've been told that there are lawyers who went into court here in moscow when there was a cleanup team back here cleaning this crime scene up, they went into court and they got an order enjoining or stopping the cleaning of this place. so if that team of lawyers is representing him, mike, homicide detectives will not be able to question him because he's closed in his constitutional rights. but i can tell you, mike, this guy was a criminology major -- mike: yeah. >> -- and if he is found to be the killer, it is believed from
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everything that i've seen that he thought that he had committed the perfect crime. and there is no such thing, mike, as a perfect crime. you always, always take something from a crime scene or you leave something at the crime scene. and i think as dan springer has reported they have a great deal of dna evidence to work with. mike: so the crime was committed november 13th. he was arrested early friday, december 30th, some 2500 miles away from the scene. your reaction to that. i mean, did you worry that they might never find this guy? >> well, what i worried about is that this is a college town and that people many transit -- in transit and that he may very well not have been here. but what is significant about this investigation not only the dna, but that white car. law enforcement has confiscated it in pennsylvania, a white car.
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they are scrubbing that a white car. and what they're going to do, i believe, is to show a nexus between that white car and this crime scene that's over my shoulder, mike. mike: how do you think the cops in moscow are feeling? obviously, they were under intense pressure to come up with a suspect and to make an arrest. >> i think law enforcement is feeling vined candidated to some degree -- vindicated to some degree because there was the community wanting an arrest right away. and law enforcement knew that they were walking on two tracks. one, that they needed to bring the perpetrator to justice. they believe that they have that perpetrator. now on the other side is the prosecution. and that is what they are building a case to successfully prosecute the person that they have in custody, kohberger. if. mike: ted, put your attorney hat on, if you will. how concerned the public defender is about this guy being
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convicted in the court of public opinion? >> well, they're deeply concerned about that. any lawyers who are going to represent him. and that's one reason why it's going to be very important for lawyers to be able to get into the crime scene that's over my shoulder here to try to prepare a defense for him. and as you know, the next day the students who were on the first floor of this building over my shoulder are the the ones who called other students to the crime scene before law enforcement. as a result of that, the defense attorneys are going to talk about, i think, a great deal of contamination of the crime scene. but the big question is, was kohberger and has kohberger been in place, this crime scene that's over my shoulder before. that is certainly something that i'm hoping that that we will learn vis-a-vis the affidavit that has been sealed in this case and will be unsealed once
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he's brought back here to moscow, idaho. mike: you know, as a dad, i've been trying to imagine the horror of these parents to go through this worst imaginable situation and hen waiting for week after week after week for law enforcement to do their jobs and and to find the person responsible. final thought on the families and what you've witnessed over the past seven we'res or so. seven weeks or so. >> you know, mike, you cannot walk in the shoes of parents of who have lost their children under these circumstances. and i could, through the four weeks that law enforcement has been trying to resolve and settle this case, these parents have been crying out. and at times, frustratingly crying out. and and you have to understand that. these are parents just as you, mike, who loved their children, and hair children are now gone,
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and they know that they're never gonna come back. but what they want is the person who killed them to be prosecuted successfully. mike: ted williams, former d.c. homicide detective, great to have your analysis and your perspective today. thank you, ted. ♪ ♪ mike: several new york police officers are recovering today after being attacked by a man with a machete just blocks away from the iconic new year's eve celebration in times square. alexis mcadams a joins me now live from new york with details. hello, alexis. >> reporter: hi, mike. yeah, that's right, three nypd officers were treatedded for serious injuries after that attack just hours ago. investigators and sources are telling me this afternoon that teenage suspect had driven in here and had been on the fbi's radar for months calling him a violent islamic extremist. take a look here, this is where
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it all unfolded last night pretty much just steps away from where a million people were celebrating for new year's eve. those three officers attacked in midtown manhattan. it happened during the new year's eve celebrations as all of those people were there to celebrate. that's when 19-year-old trevor bickford of maine pulled out this machete and started swinging. one of the officers hurt was a rookie cop who had just started out, and all are expected to be okay. investors say this could be a possible -- investigators say this could be a possible terror attack. the suspect's own family called the police on him back in december which is important to point out telling authorities he had been planning to travel to afghanistan and wanted to, quote, die for his religion. that attack is now at the center of a federal, state and local investigation. >> and i want to be clear that the fbi through the joint terrorism task force is working very closely with them to determine the nature of this attack, and we will run every lead to ground.
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>> reporter: mayor eric adams tweeted out that the officers are recovering, and they are an example of what the nypd stands for. they protect the community and put their lives on the line every day. >> it really reflects the level of training we receive. our officers are trained and prepared from day one. officer responded with the level of professionalism that we expect from are all of our officers. >> reporter: and, mike, that teenage suspect was shot in the shoulder by officers who were trying to stop him from hurting anyone else. it was really their quick thinking and actions that saved so many more lives possibly because it happened so close to where all of the people were celebrating. we did see some of the movement last night on the ground as they tried to rush over and help these officers out. mike? if. mike: alexis mcadams, thanks very much. to portland are now where business owners are demanding local officials take the action to combat surging crime. this comes as an oregon woman now faces charges after being
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accused of pushing a 3-year-old onto the train tracks at a portland station. matt finn is tracking the latest in this growing crime crisis. hello, matt. matt: hi, mike. we have the shocking video. it appears to show a woman intentionally shove a 3-year-old on the train tracks without any provocation. it happened on wednesday in northeast portland on the track of the gateway transit center max platform. 32-year-old brianna lace workman is accused of pushing the innocent 3-year-old child onto the train tracks for no apparent reason. the district attorney the says the mother and her 3-year-old child were waiting for the train when the suspect shoved the child who landed face first onto the metal rail and rocks. a bystander rescued the child from the track before a train came. the woman is charged with multiple crimes including attempted assault in the first degree. the 3-year-old child suffered a headache and a mark on the forehead from hitting her face. this incident comes as
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frustrated business owners in portland are calling on city and county leaders to do more to combat rising property crime in the city of portland where police response times have seen levels not seen in a decade according to portland police data. mike. mike: matt finn with the latest on that, thanks a lot. kevin mccarthy searching for the final votes needed to become house speaker. a preview of tuesday's vote after the break.age, ♪ ♪ when they got a crack in their windshield. [smash] >> dad: it's okay. pull over. >> tech: he wouldn't take his car just anywhere... ♪ pop rock music ♪ >> tech: he brought it to safelite. we replaced the windshield and recalibrated their car's advanced safety system, so features like automatic emergency braking will work properly. >> tech: alright, all finished. >> dad: wow, that's great. thanks. >> tech: stay safe with safelite. schedule now. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪
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♪ i'm so excited and i just can't hide it. ♪ i'm about to lose control, and i think i like it ♪ mike: anita that pointer singing the lead on the hit '80s song "i'm so excited." anita passed away saturday at the age of 74. she and her sisters june, bonnie and ruth had major pop hits in the 1970s and '80s including slow hand, he's so shy, jump and neutron dance. she retired from the group back in 2015. ruth pointer is now the only surviving member of the original group. our condolences to her family and her many fans. house republican leader kevin mccarthy facing sub born opposition from -- stubborn opposition as he fights to become speaker of the house on
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tuesday. alexandria hoff has more. >> reporter: hi, mike. yes, this could become a prickly situation. in move mccarthy won the initial leadership vote among house republicans. in order to become speaker, he must secure 2 the 18, and now there is a tight group of republicans vowing to never support him. montana congressman matt rosendale is one of them. >> he didn't have 210 votes, he didn't have 200 votes. he didn't have 190 votes. kevin doesn't have the votes and while you in the media continue to focus on the 5 of us that have been very public about our positions, there are many more. >> reporter: today at four mccarthy will host a call with the gop house conference to try to iron out a deal for the speakership. congressman darrell issa said today that the number of members who won't support him has dropped. >> it's dwindled down to single digits with a couple of people saying they'll never vote for him. but at the end of the day, recognizing that if five or six people hold out, all we're really doing is empowering the
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other side and not having a speaker, because there's no question over 200 members, republican members, will stick with kevin mccarthy again and again and again. >> reporter: mccarthy can only afford to lose four votes. that means even embattled newly-elected congressman george santos is needed by mccarthy. at least when it comes to recent history, if there's no majority winner after the first ballot on tuesday, the house will keep voting until there is one, and no speaker vote has gone to a second ballot in 100 years, mike. mike: we'll see if he gets there. alexandria hoff, thanks a lot. let's bring in today's political panel, former communications adviser to iowa senator chuck grassley and senior adviser to the senate judiciary committee garrett -- and former deputy press secretary jose -- gentlemen, happy new year. >> happy new year, mike.
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mike: okay. kevin mccarthy, does he or doesn't he get to 218? here's more from california congressman darrell issa. let's play it. >> you can't make a decision on somebody with nobody and, quite frankly, there is no earn to kevin. he clearly is our -- there is no alternative to kitchen. and he's earned it. he's earned it over more than a decade of incredible hard work and leadership. mike: jose, does kevin mccarthy get it done? >> i think he will. look, i think he'll get the 2 the 18 votes, mike, but it does show that the republican leadership is somewhat divided. so the question is how -- he's going to get elected, i'm not surprised by that. but can i -- i think can mccarthy actually lead the republican house to get things done, that's really the big question. mike: at last check, arizona republican congressman andy biggs is still holding out. let's hear from him. >> i don't think so. i do not hi so, and here's why:
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he's got a body of work. you go back to '17 and '18, rook at why we had democrats voting for the republican budgets, because the republicans didn't want hose budgets, but the floor leader, mr. mccarthy, cut hose deals with the democrats. mike: garrett, is this new republican majority in the house at risk of stumbling out of the gate with a fight over their next leader? >> i think it's clear, and congressman issa's right, leader mccarthy has very strong support within the conference. he is the republican nominee based on the conference vote. if you look at, too, his vote coming out of conference is right on par with speaker paul ryan and nancy pelosi who both became speaker. he shattered fundraising records across the country. look, the majority is a little more slim than a lot of people thought it would be, but the reality is here that republicans are going to unify around kevin mccarthy. there will cannot be chaos on the house floor, we've got to get right to work for the
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american people, start doing investigations, start implementing the commitment to america. so i think he does get will. and you've got to remember, kevin mccarthy has shown he's willing to deal with conservatives. jim jordan opposed him in 2018, and now he's one of his strongest allies is as marjorie taylor green. i think at the end of the day he's willing to make concessions, smartly, and he is the only one right now who is a viable candidate, and i believe he will become the next speaker of the house for republicans. mike: one possible concession would be the motion to vacate the chair which means members of his own ranks could basically decapitate the speaker at any time. he's not going to go there, is he, garrett? >> that's going to be a discussion that him and his team are going to have to have with members to see what the appetite is there. there's obviously more moderate members half some concerns about that, but at the end of the day i think leader mccarthy the has shown he's been a powerful fundraiser and even an ally to a lot of conservatives in the house. mike: okay, the democrats are high on their new leader, hakeem
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jeffries, after a long time of nancy pelosi, steny hoyer and company being in charge. hakeem jeffries seen as a rising star, but he's untested in that top job. will there be some growing pain, jose? >> he's been taught by the best, he's worked with nancy pelosi for a long time. he's been in congress for over 10 years. he's young, a little bit over 50 years old, so i think he'll do just fine. he's been a leader within democrats and part of the democratic caucus for a while now, so i think he's the right choice. i'm optimistic, and i look forward to seeing what he will get done for democrats and the american people. mike: let's talk about the border crisis, gentlemen, a hot topic. record numbers crossing the border illegally. to that crisis, a republican congresswoman from texas says democrats are spending on it but not on the right priorities. let's play it. >> they just passed the largest omnibus in our nation's history,
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$1.7 trillion. $800 million of it went down to customs and border protection but not to protect or to secure our borders, but to do things like pay for tents, pay for barbers, pay for transportation of these folks through our country. mike: garrett, what about that concern from congresswoman van duyne? >> just so folks know what title 42 is, it was a covid-era policy that essentially allowed border patrol agents to expel migrants who are flooding the border at record paces here. and what you're seeing is that the border patrol's being overrun in a lot of ways, and the bide biden administration doesn't seem interested in doing anything about it. but you have fentanyl coming across the border, you've had multiple very dangerous terrorists attempt to cross here, so it's shocking to me that democrats don't want to fix this. as the congresswoman pointed out, it's also a very interesting that they've said in their $2 the trillion omnibus
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billions of dollars to secure the border in other countries but not here. that's obviously a problem that house republicans will work to fix, and we'll have a lot of leverage going into spending bills and a number of issues to be able to try to get a fix going forward. mike: jose, let's get you into this conversation on the border. what do democrats do in the new year? >> well, immigration is a top issue for republicans and democrats. i agree with garrett that part of this is can congress come together and not just put money, but put money in the right place. border. enhasn'tment, i think, is important. the the real long-term solution for this is comprehensive immigration reform. there's no way about it. i think there was a bill that was put many place in december that said let's help dreamers, those young kids who became to -- came to this country through no fault of their own. this year there's been record apprehensions at the border. it's not that they're not doing their jobs, they are, but they actually need more resources. so republicans and democrats can
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come to together and get immigration reform done for the american people. i think that would be a great goal for 2023. can they get it done, that's the big question. mike: garrett, as a guy who covered the hill for more than a decade, the thoughts of comprehensive immigration reform scared some folks. divided government is an opportunity to get some things done if there's the will power to do it. do they get at least partial immigration reform done in this new divided government? >> well, i think we've seen in this before. president trump, obviously, offered a deal on daca with house democrats for border wall funding xing and that fell through there. -- funding. we've seen this since and even previously to that with both parties when there is a divided government, essentially, and a lot of stuff doesn't get done here. i wouldn't be generally that optimistic about something getting done on immigration reform broadly, but on securing the border i think both parties should be able to come together the, provide resources for border patrol agents who are serving districts not just even
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in texas, but new york and other places as well. mike: gentlemen, thanks so much. happy new year. >> happy new year, mike. good to be with you. mike: today on "fox news sunday," gillian turner has an exclusive interview with retiring congressman kevin brady. check your local listings for time and channel. pope emeritus benedict xvi died yesterday at the age of 95. thousands expected to gather to honor his memory later this week. more on that next. ♪ ♪
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and funeral of pope pope benedict 16. -- pope benedict vxi. and there's no history in modern times of having a former pope, so there's no protocol. and right now there will be people, because right now the -- which is about a million mile that leads up to st. peter's is lined with barricades anticipating thousands that will be coming over the next few days. we are learning more about pope benedict's last moments of life. the emeritus pope died yesterday in his first floor apartment at the monastery in the vatican gardens. a source close to the vatican said benedict's last words were said in german, his native tongue, meaning jesus, i love you. pope francis celebrated the new year's day mass today only mentioning benedict in the prayers for the faithful. tributes from all over the world. president biden, a catholic, tweeted of benedict: he'll be
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remembered as a renowned theologian with a lifetime of devotion to the church guided by his principles and faith. may he continue to be an inspiration to all. benedict will also be remembered as the first pope in six centuries to resign, paving the way for a francis pay by -- pay papacy. the two men different in their personalities, but certainly brothers in faith. his body will be moved to st. peter's basilica tomorrow where the faithful can pay their last respects. we think there'll be thousands if not tens of thousands that will be lining up in this avenue leading up to st. peter's basilica. mike? mike: lauren, striking to me that pope benedict left the papal throne after about eight years of being the pontiff. makes you wonder if going forward as we all tend to live a little longer whether other popes may decide to leave while they're still physically alive and not wait til they pass.
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>> reporter: oh, absolutely. and, of course, you know, now that pope benedict is passed, a lot of pressure now is going to be focused on pope francis. remember, he wrote that letter soon after his elevation to pope saying that, you know, he would resign if his health dictated it. and so we now see pope francis who is going around in a wheelchair, and his health certainly is a burden to him at this point. and so i think now in the weeks to come a lot of focus will be looking at pope francis. will he or will he not resign. and that's a question a lot of people are asking, a lot of vaticanistas is certainly asking. mike? mike: lauren are, i look forward to your reporting this week. thanks for being there. >> reporter: sure. mike: for more on benedict xvith's life, the founder of word on fire. bitch on, welcomement.
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>> good -- bishop. welcome. >> thanks for having me. mike: to -- so a big part of benedict's legacy is his work on the second vatican council back in 1962. tell us about that. >> he was one of the youngest theological experts at vatican two. he was all of 35 years old when he started, but he had this outsized impact on the writing of the documents and then i think he explained the council to the wider world. at vatican two jost ratszinger -- joseph rats ratzinger would have been seen as a liberal. let's say in the 10 years or so after the council he became very skeptical of a catholic gig depressivism that he thought was going beyond vatican two and compromising catholic identity, so the liberal of the '60s becomes the conservative of the '70s even though his own hiking really never changed. i think that's key to him, that
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he was a man of vatican two. mike: june 9, 2007, i had the blessing of being the american pool correspondent who went with president george w. bush into the vatican, so i was there in the papal library as president bush and pope benedict were meeting. and i was struck that day and as i've thought about his time as the pope of him succeeding john paul ii literally a saint. what about that aspect of his time as pope? if i mean, literally replacing a legend, a saint. >> i think he was very aware of the fact that he was following this world historical figure. he always referred to him as john paul the great. and john paul did have this enormous impact on not just the church, but the wider society. and i think benedict knew he himself was a much more retiring person. he was a man of books and ideas and an demicks. he wasn't one naturally to move, you know, with dramatic confidence on the world stage the way john paul was.
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so he was aware of that. he said, you know, i'm just a humble worker in the vineyard of the lord. now, having said that, he was an enormously powerful figure, one of the great theologians of the 20th century and a great public intellectual. so he didn't have the sort of dramatic flair of a john paul ii the, but he was no lightweight. i mean, he was a very important cultural figure. mike: bishop, he left the title of pope, he left the post. the significant leadership role of catholic faith after nearly eight years. what did that tell you about him? >> well, i think it does speak to his humility. you know, he wasn't going to cling to the office desperately. i think he -- i'll take him at his word, he thought that physically and psychologically he was no longer up for the enormous it is a aing and burden of the pay papacy, and i think he said, okay, it's time for
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somebody else. so it does speak to his humility and his sense of we call it detach thement. he was not attach thed to the privilege and honor of the office, willing to let go of it. and i also think it says he returned to a life that he probably always wanted to live. my guess is that joseph ratzinger always had the life he had about the last 10 years of his life which was in quiet meditation the, contemplation, reading, writing and prayer. so it speaks to his humility and also to, i think, his personally. -- personality. mike: what about pope francis presiding over his predecessor's funeral. >> it's interesting, of course, it hasn't happened in hundreds and hundreds of years. i'm very curious to know what happens at the funeral. i was there for the canonization of john paul ii presided over by pope francis, and he didn't say very much about the two stabilities. he talked about -- the saints. he talk ad about the gospel for the day, etc.
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he obviously had a great affection for benedict, visited him often, spoke of him in very warm terms. my guess is we're going to hear more about the gospel for the day than we will about -- [laughter] the life of benedict. but i'll be just curious to find out what he says. robert: bishop robert barron, a pleasure to have you with us and really thrilled to have your perspective. >> god bless you, thanks. mike: a defiant speech from ukraine's president as 2022 drew to the close. that's next. ♪ ♪
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♪ mike: the national football league players saving the day after a helicopter lost power and crashed into tampa bay. charles watson is live with more on heroic story. good afternoon, charles. >> reporter: hey, good afternoon, mike. tom brady isn't the only one who draws attention down in tampa bay. blaine gabbert is getting plenty of the spotlight these days after he helped save some passengers and a pilot who were involved in a scary crash helicopter landing off of davis island near tampa bay last week. he and his brothers were nearby having a little fun in the water when they heard a faint noise off in the distance and saw what they would later realize was a helicopter sinking in the water. >> it almost looked like a crew boat that had broken up into
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about four pieces. i vaguely remember seeing two life jackets so it was like, all right, we've without to check this out. it looked like they were in during can rest. >> reporter: 28-year-old hunter huff and his parents had just finished a sightseeing tour. they were returning to the airport with the pilot when, according to police, they heard a loud banging noise. the helicopter then lost power and plunged into the bay moments later. >> at this point the whole entire thing was submerged, i am totally underwater. it's one of those movies where you take your last breath up in the little bubble that's left, and you know that was your last breath. >> we just had a helicopter go down off davis island. >> reporter: that was audio of gabbert calling police before he and his brothers raced to help. they pulled huff is and his parents to safety, and this is body cam video from the tampa bay marine unit as they rescued the pilot from from that water crash. >> they were healthy, scared, nervous but, you know, it was
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just, it was a pretty crappy situation that turned good in the end. so i was just right place, right time the. >> reporter: yeah. good outcome, mike. the faa and the ntsb are helping with the investigation. as for gabbert, he was expecting to stay anonymous, so he's getting used to the attention. mike: he was certainly the mvp for those folks. great job by him. charles watson, thanks so much. happy new year. how the world celebrated the arrival of the new year, that's after the break. ♪ ♪ through the pandemic, can see if it may qualify for a payroll tax refund of up to $26,000 per employee. all it takes is eight minutes to get started. then work with professionals to assist your business with its forms and submit the application. go to to learn more. i brought in ensure max protein with 30 grams of protein. those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks. uhhhh... here, i'll take that. [woo hoo!] ensure max protein, with 30 grams of protein, one gram of sugar and nutrients for immune health.
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muck. ♪ ♪ mike: ukrainian president volodymyr zelenskyy vowing to continue the fight against russia in a passionate and defiant new year's eve address after russia a raunched a series of -- launched a series of deadly strikes over ukraine. nate foy is live in kyiv with the latest. >> reporter: hey, mike. yeah, certainly a new year's that people here in ukraine will not forget. literally moments after the clock struck midnight last night, we started hearing explosions to the north of kyiv, and that's because russia launched a new wave of iranian-made drones, 13 drones before midnight, 32 coming immediately after midnight as many ukrainians were trying to
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celebrate the new year. president zelenskyy predicted that russia might do this to try to break the spirit of the ukrainian people before the new year. that is exactly what happened. ukraine says they shot down all of them. we have not heard of any reports of people being hurt from falling debris as a result of that drone strike last night. president zelenskyy spoke, there was an 11 p.m. curfew, and a lot of people had to be inside to celebrate new year's, so they were watching a national television the program. he spoke to the country, and he said this as they brought in the new year, take a listen. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: this year wounded us in the heart. we cried all the tears, we shouted all the prayers 311 days. we have something to say about every minute. >> reporter: yeah. and, mike, this came after a big airstrike in kyiv and in other regions of the country. over 20 missiles raining down on the country. again, kyiv targeted as well. we learned today a second person
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has been killed, we know a woman was the first confirmed death as a result of this strike yesterday. ukraine's foreign minister says that president putin celebrated new year's by killing people, and he claims that russia wasn't even going after energy infrastructure during yesterday's big attack before the wave of iranian-made drones that came in just after midnight. and back out here live, mike, ukraine is saying that one person has been killed and three people are hurt as a result of russian shelling in zaporizhzhia today, one of the four regions that russia claims to have annexed. back to you. mike: nate foy live from kyiv tonight. nate, many thanks. ♪ ♪ >> 3, 2, 1. happy new year! mike: revelers rang in the new year with grand displays of fireworks, parades, music and dancing s and many cities saw huge crowds filling the streets for the first time since the
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start of covid-19. trey yingst has more on the festivities. hello, trey. >> reporter: good afternoon. from traditional ceremonies to large are gatherings, to these brilliant displays of firework, it certainly was a night to remember for many. australia was one of the first places to ring in the new year with more than a million people gathering in sid to celebrate -- sidney to celebrate. it was -- sydney to celebrate. in dubai, the world's tallest building was the centerpiece of a light show and a fireworks show. tourists from across the globe gathered to watch in the united arab emirates. >> translator: this is the first time i'm greeting the new year in dubai. i'm very excited. i hope everyone can stay healthy and safe in the new year. >> reporter: three time zones away in vatican city this morning, pope francis delivered remarks with a new year's message callingen on people to pray for the late pope benedict who died yesterday and for people around the world to say no to war this year. the catholic church celebrates
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world peace day today, and the pope used this opportunity to discuss the war in ukraine calling it intolerable. thousands of ukrainian troops marked the holiday in the trenches as they defend their country. while the mood around the world was joyous and forward-looking, these soldiers are a reminder that in 2023 there will likely be more bloodshed and suffering for many. >> translator: this is sad. it is very sad. it is a huge tragedy that cannot ever be forgiven. if that is why in this new year's eve is sad. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin rang in the new year by ordering missile strikes against ukrainian civilians, a reminder of the brutality the ukrainian people face in this coming year. mike. mike: trey yingst, thanks so much. happy new year. that's all for this hour of "fox news live." "fox news sunday" is next, i'm mike emmanuel. thanks for watching.
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