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good morning, everyone i'm ayman mohyeldin here at msnbc headquarters in new york the alarm bells over new covid-19 cases are getting louder from coast to coast in florida, the new epicenter, cases top 350,000 as more than 100 hospitals report running out of icu beds for adults california also seeing hospitals at new records l.a.'s mayor now warning the city is on the brink of a new stay-at-home order while infections are reaching new heights from alaska to alabama, at least four states hitting single day highs on sunday alone nationwide, cases now total around 3.8 million, more than 200,000 of those reported this weekend alone, and the death toll also hitting more grim milestones topping 140,000 in the united states and 600,000 globally. and in washington, pressure mounting over plans for another relief bill, we're tracking word
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of a white house meeting with republican leaders today, as president trump's handling of the virus leaves some republicans to break ranks in their responses and, of course, we have the latest on that breaking news on a new vaccine coming out of europe we'll tell you about that in a moment first, let's get to nbc'e at th haake on capitol hill for us carol, we have all these new signs, things are heading in the wrong direction, statistically, numerically in almost every state. but president trump as we saw over the weekend still seems to be downplaying what is happening. >> reporter: yeah, that's right, ayman. the president continues to be on defense when it comes to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic he continues to say that things are better than they are, in terms of what we're seeing in states across the country. and he was asked about this multiple times in his interview on fox news sunday and repeatedly every time he was ask, really found different ways
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to downplay the spike in cases that we have been seeing let's take a listen to what he had to say >> i'm glad we did what we're doing. but we have more tests by far than any country in the world. >> but, sir, testing is up 37% >> that's good. >> i understand. cases are up 194%. it isn't just the testing has gone up, it is that the virus has spread the positivity rate has increased -- >> many of those cases are young people that would heal in a day. they have the sniffles and we put it down as a test. it is going to disappear i'll say it again. it is going to disappear and i'll be right. >> reporter: there you have it, i'll be right eventually in terms of the virus disappearing. that's where the president is right now on coronavirus and where he's been since the beginning of the pandemic t comes against the backdrop of these negotiations that are looking like they're going to be a lot tougher than previous
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negotiations with congress over another economic relief package and there is a lot of pressure to come up with something. and particularly this time on the president, given there are signs that the voters trust in his handling of the economy, largely stable throughout this, might be wavering. >> let's dig into the possible relief bill, we're approaching the end of the month, eviction notices, people say there may be a tsunami of if it if there isn't some kind of relief bill making its way through congress. walk us through what is happening there, what are the biggest sticking points and is there anything both parties consider as must have haves? >> reporter: this negotiation starts off with both parties much further apart than they have been in previous negotiations we know what house democrats want they passed a bill back in may the heroes act, outlining a $3 trillion plan for relief that includes things like extending those plussed up unemployment benefits, that's something that democrats would very much like to see be in a final bill that gets to the president's desk what we're waiting on is word
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from republican senators, the senate-controlled -- by republicans, they have yet to produce a bill of their own. we know one is being written by the majority leader's office in senator mcconnell's office we know that will be a topic of discussion and that white house meeting today. and we know the republicans want some things that democrats are less than entirely thrilled about including wide spectrum liability protection for corporations, for schools, for folks going back to work, who might then get sick with the coronavirus. and we know that they do not want to see the extension of that extra $600 a month in plussed up unemployment benefits, a number of republicans said at the time that those would disincentivize people from coming back to work. those are two of the issues on which these sides are very far apart and the clock is ticking as you said, to get this done. >> all right, carol lee, garrett haake, thank you for starting us off this hour. and now some pretty significant breaking news, just this hour regarding a vaccine trial that researchers say is on pace to be ready before the end of the year just a few minutes ago, oxford
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university released the results of its phase one trial that found the vaccine does create double immunity antibody cells and kills t-cells. let's translate that for you they are ready to move forward with more aggressive testing, including clinical trials right here in the united states. and nbc news senior international correspondent keir simmons is in london with more on the results so give it to us in layman's terms. a lot of people may not necessarily understand the science, but how significant are the trial results here >> reporter: it is early stage trials, but they are significant without a doubt. just referencing what you just mentioned, i'm told by the researchers at oxford university they're preparing for a trial of 30,000 people there in the u.s., that they think will start in just a few weeks so there is more testing to go, but what they have found and this is published in the lancet in the past hour, is that it
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does produce an immune response and that it is safe according to this early trial of around just over 1,000 people, and you mentioned it, one of the important aspects of this is that it appears to give you a double defense, so it acts at the antibody level and at the cellular level, so it allows the body to attack the virus when it is inside human cells, and also to attach itself to the virus to prevent it getting intocells that's layman's language just spoke to the lead researcher and he explained it a little more. take a listen. >> we're getting both sides of the immune system stimulated and that is fairly unusual for vaccines we do get good antibody responses that are functionable, and neutralize the virus, they stop it infecting cells.
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in addition, we're getting this cellular immune response with lymphocytes that can kill infected cells that's an advantage, we think that will increase the chances that this type of vaccine will be effective. >> reporter: just reading a little more from the news release that has just been published. it says the immune responses may be even greater after a second dose according to a subgroup of ten participants the overall test just over a thousand people and it talked about minor side effects that can be reduced by taking it. >> keir simmons live in london i want to bring in ashish jha into this conversation, the director of the harvard global health institute dr. jha, always a pleasure to have you on. on days like this, when we're trying to make sense of what is the science behind this, the oxford university phase one trial seemingly significant, are you as optimistic as researchers there are and does this mean
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that we could possibly see a vaccine ready to go this year? >> certainly, ayman, thank you for having me on this is good news, unequivocally this is good news for two reasons. one is as the researchers pointed out pretty much everybody got an immune response from this vaccine. and then there are two arms of your immune system, we think of humoral antibodies and t cells i'm pleasantly surprised by this vaccine does seem to stimulate both and that gives us that much more hope that we're going to have a vaccine that will be really effective against this virus. the timeline, i'm not as optimistic we'll have it sometime this fall as i know some of the folks brought up i'm looking at early 2021. i would love to be wrong about that. >> how does something like this get scaled into production when you're looking at a world map that has infections in every
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corner on this earth and you have this company that is -- this university, excuse me, and we have other companies like moderna and other as are workin on their own trials. how does something like this go from a university to being scaled to meet the demands around the world >> right, so that's part of the challenge for why people who sort of hoped that we could have a vaccine this fall, i think are maybe being unrealistic. we have got to produce hundreds of millions, probably billions of doses of these vaccines and, you know, this is an adenovirus, you have to take a virus and modify it to get the right protein expressed. all doable, we have the technology, but to make billions of doses in a way that is safe and consistent, it is a lot of work and there are a lot of places that could fall apart. so i think, again, great news, but i don't think we want to jump the gun here. plus, it hasn't yet really shown
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that it prevents infection, what it has done is shown us it has generated an immune response that's what the next phase of the clinical trial has to do for us is show us that. >> i may be thinking a few steps down the road here, but watching how the mask debate has been politicized in this country. i can only imagine what will happen when vaccines are being rolled out and you have people say take the vaccines, don't take the vaccines. how do you assure the public in this current climate that a vaccine that has some short-term positivity in fighting the coronavirus may not have long-term side effects how do you even measure whether or not something like this could have a side effect five, ten, 15 years down the line? >> yes, so we probably won't be able to obviously do the study for five, ten years, but from other vaccines, you don't need studies that long. most of the negative effects will become apparent much sooner than that. but this is why we need a large scale phase three and i like the
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30,000 people that they have set up in their -- they're going to study in phase three and we have to follow all those people this is why, again, early fall is unrealistic, we need the time to follow people to make sure they're not having adverse reactions to this vaccine. i think it is doable early 2021, i'm pretty optimistic we're going to have or one of the other vaccines, but it is going to be hard to get it done before then. >> let me switch gears for a moment and talk about how we're handling the wave we're in yesterday nih director francis collins appeared on "meet the press" to talk about the coun y country's struggle to get ahead of the virus he pointed to places that did a good job that is questionable early on, but he admits that elsewhere the situation seems to have broken down listen to what he said >> steps were put in place and if you look to see what is happening now in those areas, they came down very close to zero but meanwhile, the rest of the country perhaps imagining this was just a new york problem kind
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of went about their business, didn't really pay that much attention to cdc's recommendations about the phases necessary to open up safely, and jumped over some of those hoops. >> should states like florida and california, two red zone hot spots, be reverting back to a total shutdown like we saw here in new york early on >> well, again, i'm going to go off of the white house's own guidelines that were leaked out last week, they're recommending they go back to phase one. phase one is no gatherings greater than ten people, no bars, no indoor dining, we really do need to pull way back in these states. and if we don't do that now, by the way, universal masking, everybody needs to be wearing masks outside. if we don't do those things, we're a step away from total shutdown which we want to avoid. i don't think we can avoid in these hot spots right now many of the things that people are
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not taking seriously enough. >> dr. ashish jha, thank you very much, covering a lot of grounds there this morning i appreciate your time as always. the breaking news, a massive manhunt is under way after a federal judge's son is dead and her husband in critical condition after a man dressed as a delivery driver opened fire at their new jersey home. the judge ester salas was reportedly in the basement of the home at the stim and was not injured in that shooting salas is an obama appointee and first hispanic federal judge from the state of new jersey she handled several high profile cases including the sentencing of two real housewives stars salas is also overseeing a lawsuit charging deutsche bank officials with failing to flag suspicious transactions made by jeffrey epstein. the gunman is still at large and we'll bring you any developments as they happen much more news ahead about the pandemic including a fact check on president trump's claims that the u.s. is seeing more covid cases because we have
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increased testing believe it or not. and we're going to honor the life and legacy of civil rights icon congressman john lewis. up next, new clashes involving protesters in portland, oregon, overnight, days after the trump administration ignited tensions by sending federal agents to the city, we're going to talk to congresswoman suzanne bonamicci who says the officers with not welcome in her state and are calling for inspectors general to investigate these actions stay with us ♪ thousands of women with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, are living in the moment and taking ibrance. ibrance with an aromatase inhibitor is for postmenopausal women or for men with hr+/her2- metastatic breast cancer, as the first hormonal based therapy. ibrance plus letrozole significantly delayed disease progression versus letrozole, and shrank tumors in over half of patients.
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overnight, clashes continue to escalate in portland, with the trump administration deploying federal agents to the city and protesters gathering for the 53rd straight night. the protests have been going on there since the death of george floyd two months ago but they were done -- they were down to just dozens of people until those federal agents arrived about a week ago now the white house is actually facing widespread backlash for
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the increased federal presence it has ordered there the state of oregon now suing federal agencies for allegedly violating protesters civil rights and congress is calling for new investigations into this crackdown. as for president trump, he says he's trying to help portland, oregon's governor and the city's mayor say they never asked for washington's help, but the head of homeland security said this morning they don't need an invitation >> i don't need invitations by the state, state mayors or state governors to do our job. we're going to do that whether they like us there or not. that's our responsibility. >> nbc's erin mclaughlin is in portland this morning. what exactly is happening there on the ground? >> reporter: hey, ayman. at the moment, it is pretty calm here outside of the federal courthouse this has been the flashpoint night after night, certainly was the flashpoint last night, protesters storming this steel fencing that you see here and some places breaking it down
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but now as you can see the situation is under control once again. it was a real cross section of people out last night. we spoke to one mom, self-described mom, mother of two, first time protester, she said that she saw federal agents arresting people here in portland, putting them into unmarked vehicles and it made her so upset, she felt she needed to come out and exercise her constitutional right take a listen to what beverly barnum had to say. why was it important for you to be here at the federal courthouse last night? >> i think it just boils down to humanity, humanitarian rights being violated over and over again. and also i see a segment of our population being violence and i figure if i can get some moms out here, maybe we would quell some of the violence, people wouldn't feel the need to throw water bottles or throw rocks or throw bricks they would have us to protect them >> reporter: and barnum was out
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last night with the so-called wall of moms they were holding daisies, one of the daisies there in the fence this morning, left behind from the night's chaos in terms of what we can expect going forward today, it is possible that the attorney general will be in court, we don't have exact timing on that, but she said she intends to fill a temporary restraining order against the department of homeland security to stop federal agents from abusing what she argues is making unlawful arrests. meanwhile, the department of homeland security tweeting out that one federal agent was injured in last night's chaos, reiterating they're here to protect federal property ayman? >> erin mclaughlin for us this morning, thank you, erin, stay safe. joining us now is congresswoman suzanne bonamici, democrat from oregon, her district includes portland's western suburbs. thank you for joining us i want to give you a chance to respond both to president trump
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and the acting chair -- acting secretary of the department of homeland security. here is what president trump said in his tweet, we're trying to help portland, not hurt it. the leadership has for months lost control of the anarchists and the agitators. i'm sure you heard the sound bite of chad woolf saying he doesn't need an invitation to be in portland to do his job. your response to those >> thank you, ayman, for having me on the show and president trump said he's trying to help portland. no, he's not if he were trying to help portland, and oregon, he would have a national strategy for coronavirus. he'd send more testing we'd have more personal protective equipment, he wouldn't be standing in the way of getting funds to our schools so they can open safely. he's not helping, they're not welcome to bring these federal officials into our community because they are making things worse and they're hurting people you might have seen the story a week ago saturday, 26-year-old man, peacefully protesting, shot
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in the head, still in the hospital and over this last weekend, a woman was there, elected official, healthcare provider, a doctor, she was with a group of healthcare professionals, peacefully protesting, she was teargassed and then you had the clip of the gentleman who is a veteran, served our country in the navy, was so concerned about what he saw happening, what these anonymous federal officials are doing, he came downtown to protest. they beat him with batons and doused him with tear gas this is the united states of america. it is unacceptable they are enflaming people, they're making things worse. and we want them to leave now before anyone else gets hurt. >> so let me pick up on that point for a moment you and a group of oregon democrats, you sent a letter demanding that attorney general bill barr and dhs immediately remove the special forces from your state
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have you heard back from them? is it your understanding that they need some type of local invitation or local permission to be there on the ground or are you just requesting that they do so to de-escalate the situation, bought they're not legally mandated to do so? >> we are -- we want answers we're demanding answers. under what authority are they there? you heard about how these officers, they're not identified, the secret police are in authoritarian countries, not the united states. that takes away accountability we need to know who they are, under what orders they're following, and we're demanding that they leave because they are not helping. we have seen the protests increase i'm so glad you showed the wall of moms, that shows what portland is really about moms getting together, linking arms, holding flowers, exercising their first amendment rights people in this country have their right to protest and they have the right to be free from
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unreasonable search and see ziz and when our communities heard that these unidentified camo-clad agents were pulling people into cars and whisking them away for questioning, that is enflaming people and it is making tensions higher we don't need them to be there we don't want them to be there we have to remember why people are protesting they're protesting because black lives matter they're protesting because they want to see change to systemic racism in our communities and in our country. and i have to say, i don't know if this was on the cognitive awareness test that the president is bragging about passing, but you don't address the issues of police brutality and the protests against police brutality with more police brutality. it is making our communities less safe. we demand that they leave. >> let me ask you what else
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congress should be doing in your view right now, can they be doing something more >> well, we are calling for oversight, we're demanding answers to these questions and we're taking steps to address the issues, we passed in the house the justice and policing act we need our communities to come together our local, state and federal officials. and work together to make our communities safe, to address the systemic racism, to make changes in our public safety -- so that it works for everyone. we want all our communities to be safe and to feel safe and these federal agents who are there are not making us safer. they're enflaming tensions, we need them to leave now before anyone else gets hurt. >> congresswoman suzanne bonamici, thank you for joining us this morning. i appreciate your time. >> thank you straight ahead, the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations hitting crisis levels in florida as the mayor of los angeles and california says the city is on the brink of new restrictions to stop the
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and update now on the covid-19 crisis inside
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hospitals. new warnings, hospitals face a crunch unlike anything they have seen so far. one of the biggest concerns, icu beds filling up with no signs the need for them will be slowing down anytime soon. nbc's jo ling kent is in los angeles for us and sam brock in miami beach. you're outside a hospital in l.a. county, where hospitalizations, they are significantly up in just the last few days. what are local officials there saying about what could happen next >> reporter: they are issuing dire warnings, ayman right now we have 2800 new confirmed covid cases. of that number, more than half are for people under the age of 41 and that has the l.a. mayor eric garcetti saying that l.a., the city, is on the brink of reclosures and new restrictions. but really jumped out, though, is that state wide hospitalizations are up 22%. and this has the l.a. county
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public health director issuing the strongly worded statement. dr. barbara fairer says right now young adults are being hospitalized at a rate not seen before no matter how young you are, she says, you are vulnerable to this virus. and she's urging everyone to take collective responsibility, stay physically part from people you don't live with, wear that proper face covering when you're outside your home, but stay home as much as possible. so as we see this dangerous surge continue here in the state of california, governor gavin newsom is also saying that 33 counties are currently on his watch list for schools reopening in the fall for in person learning and if you are a county on that watch list, you're not able to open for in person learning, and then if you are not on that list, which would be a good thing, you have to hit a new five-point criteria that the governor put out on friday and that includes safe in person school-based data, based on the
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local health data in your area, strong mask requirements, physical distancing requirements, regular testing and dedicated contact tracing, and rigorous distance learning available as well. so we're waiting more guidancen colleges and universities. many of those have already decided they're going to go to all virtual learning come this fall but this dangerous surge continuing to have major repercussions throughout the state as we continue to monitor what is going on here. but that number of all those young people getting hit with these covid cases is certainly ala alarming. >> jo ling kent live for us in los angeles. sam brock here on the east coast in florida sam, what is the story for hospitals in that state? >> reporter: ayman good morning. the hospitalizations in the state of florida now about 9,400 covid-19 patients. what does that mean? it is hard to show, because we don't have a base point. the governor here ron desantis
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just started publishing that information hospitalizations and hospitalization rates four months into a pandemic you heard from jo a second ago, we have 350,000 cases of covid-19 in florida now. just past that milestone, they have 390,000 in california, we're nipping at the heels of the gold state even though california has twice the population of florida. that gives you some perspective for how bad this is. in terms of the hospital numbers, the state is reporting 18% available icu beds here, 15% available beds in miami-dade county but if you look at what numbers the county is publishing, they're saying 127% above capacity, clearly a huge disconnect there, local congresswoman donna shalala, the hhs secretary under bill clinton, said it is time to lock things down. >> it is terrible. we have community spread, which means the virus is out of control. the lack of leadership in the white house and in our governor's office they simply have not hit this with a hammer,
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which is what we needed to do, so it is the working poor, it is seniors, it is now young people, and it is totally out of control. we need to close down in florida. >> reporter: the latest steps, curfews in miami-dade, miami beach across the bay from where i am and broward county as well. we'll see if that works in curving this community wide transmission >> sam brock, jo ling kent, thank you both for joining us. in sunday's interview with fox's chris wallace, president trump dismissed concerns that coronavirus cases are rising here in the united states while they shrink overseas in places like europe and elsewhere. the president repeating the claim that america only appears to be worse off because europe barely tests or only tests those who are very sick so here is a quick fact check. and with us is nbc's willem
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marks. how did the president's remarks hold up to what we're seeing overseas give us that fact check. >> reporter: worth examining what the president said in the interview yesterday repeating that the higher number of tests is what is behind the higher number of cases individuals turning up in the u.s. data. let's listen to a part of his interview with chris wallace from fox news. >> cases are up because we have the best testing in the world. and we have the most testing no country has ever done what we have done in terms of testing. we are the envy of the world, they call, and they say, the most incredible job anybody has done is our job on testing you look at other countries, they don't do tests. they do tests if be? wa if somebody walks into the hospital, they're sick, they're really sick, they'll test them then or at a doctor's office they don't have massive areas of testing and we do. >> reporter: ayman, i'm outside the parking lot of a building called the millennium dome, it
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is not a hospital, it is not a doctor's clinic, it is a concert venue, that's a fact i've been talking to epidemiologists, public health officials, and they say that essentially the idea that higher testing numbers would cause higher case numbers is nonsensical, it is the opposite. they say the u.s. is a larger country that many of the countries that president trump is making comparisons to, so the numbers are meaningless. even if you take the ratio of tests overall population, that doesn't tell you that much either you might have a much larger scale of outbreak in a country like the u.s something the epidemiologists experts like to look at is positivity rate, the ratio of those being tested that come back positive and if you look at that number, it groiives you a handle on how widespread the pandemic is in your country. the numbers are around 9%. here in the uk, 0.6% in countries like italy, around
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0.6% in france, in spain, they have seen very, very serious outbreaks as well, that number above 1% in germany, the number also around half a percent. i spoke to one of the senior government advisers on the pandemic modeling in germany, he told me that right now the situation in germany, when you use that particular ratio, is promising and he said when you look at the number, the similar number in the u.s., the situation looks, quote, very serious. >> willem marks with the fact check, thank you for breaking that down for us, i appreciate it. one programming note, every monday we are exploring the issues surrounding the reopening of the american education system we're talking with experts and administrators about what is at stake for students, parents, the country at large watch pandemic back to school with chris jansing, who is in for craig melvin today that every monday at 11:00 a.m. eastern, only on msnbc stick around, next we're remembering long time congressman and civil rights giant john lewis with one of his
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well, welcome back, everyone moments ago a black drape was draped over the house, you see it there, these are pictures we're getting in now, a black draping draped over the door of congressman, the late congressman john lewis' office there on capitol hill. paying tribute to the late civil rights icon and politician this morning, also on capitol hill, flags have been lowered in honor of the late congressman john lewis, who is obviously a towering figure. next hour, house speaker nancy pelosi will preside over a moment of silence on the house floor, and, of course, last night tributes in the streets of new york and even in his hometown of atlanta. these tributes started within just hours of his death on friday after a months long battle with cancer
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the long time georgia congressman served in the house since 1987, where his colleagues often referred to him as the conscience of congress he was beaten to the ground on the edmund pettus bridge as he matched for voting rights back in 1965. now many are renewing recent calls that that bridge be renamed to bear his name >> edmund pettus was a grand wizard of the ku klux klan take his name off that bridge and replace it with a good man, john lewis, the goodness of america. >> with us now is congressman hank johnson, he represents georgia's 4th congressional district, one that borders john lewis' in the atlanta area he, like the late congressman, is a member of the congressional black caucus congressman, thank you for joining us this morning. it is a pleasure to talk to you again.
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i know that obviously john lewis is going to be remembered as a civil rights icon, a great man in this country, the conscience of congress. but what did he mean to you personally >> he was an example of how a human being should live life he was a statesman, he was greater than just a politician he was a political official, an elected official, but he rose above politics and he tried to do what was right by way of all people, not just one group of people, but humanity was his aspiration to advance the cause of humanity. and that called for people to be able to have basic rights. and for black people, the essence of the rights that john
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lewis fought for was the right to vote. that right to vote, he used to say, is a sacred right and it is almost important, i mean, it is -- it is the manifestation of the ability to speak, so the first amendment freedom of speech, i mean, how can you speak in a free society without being able to elect your leaders. and so john lewis fought for everyone to have that right to vote, and for people to exercise that right to vote and then people voted for him because he fought for the people, everything he did was about the people that he served, and i was just proud to serve with him for the last 14 years in congress. >> let me ask you about that voting rights for a moment, i know you two marched together in atlanta, back in 2012, fighting -- fighting for voting rights and nthen in 2017 you wen
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to the atlanta airport to help people during the trump administration's muslim ban where people were being detained what memories or stories are sticking with you the most this morning? >> well, the fact that john lewis never thought that getting out into the streets and being active, being an activist. he never -- that was never too low for him. that was his bread and butter. and he would take it to the streets, he would take it to the floor of the capitol the house chambers in the capitol, to have a sit-in about gun safety, you know john lewis was an activist who acted. he didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk. and i was proud to be able to walk with him on many occasions, and it was all for the betterment of america, also for
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america to be be delivered to her true creed, her true potential. and we still have a lot of work to do. john lewis would tell you we have come a long way but he would also say we have got a long way to go and we got to keep getting into good trouble, don't give up, don't give in, don't give out. keep your eye on the prize >> right. >> and don't be afraid to get into trouble good trouble, necessary trouble is what he used to talk about. and so, you know, it has been a sad couple of days, but today i can remember all of the experiences that i had with him, and all the things i learned from him, and today it is time to take things forward and, of course, we still grieve that our friend and mentor is no longer with us, but we know that he would expect us to continue
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the fight that he led for so long >> let me ask you, your thoughts about renaming the edmund pettus bridge, in selma after him what message would that send and should it be renamed after him or renamed after the general movement, the civil rights movement in general, something more than just about the life of one man? >> yeah, i agree with my colleague, jim clyburn, another civil rights giant, that that bridge should be named after john lewis i don't think there is anyone who has meant more to the symbolism of that bridge, a bridge is like a way -- a route for connecting two different entities, two different sides of something. and when john walked across that bridge in 1965, he did it to unite the country. it has taken this long and we
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still got a ways to go for unity to take place in this country. it seems like we're further apart now than in a long time, but a bridge is so -- such after john lewis and to take the name of a divider off of that bridge and put the name of someone who brought us all together on that bridge i think it would be fitting and this movement needs to continue all across the country with dividers and traitors have been honored throughout the years it's now time to replace those monuments of division with unity and human rights and all of the good stuff that people have stood for. >> no doubt we have a long way to go in this country to honor
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league baseball kicked off its season this weekend in a coronavirus world. the sports world though, has been at odds over how u to safely return to fields as baseball players got back out there. football players took their own stand. many demanding the nfl adopt more health mote proteprotocols them safe. as the nfl weigh it move, let's talk baseball. the first major sports league to reopen von is in phoenix with more. how did things go over the weekend? >> you know, it was james earl jones famous monologue from a 1989 film, field of dreams, where he said quote, the one constant thrill has been baseball and there was a good moment this summer where it looked like there would be no baseball, but we saw exhibition
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games. you saw the likes of matt scherzer giving up a home run to bryce harper you saw the likes of dodgers stadium pumping in the artificial crowd noise entrance squad game rs as are happening now including here now. we'll see little of the action ourselves, but this is a big moment it's a quest for normalcy. major league baseball is now testing players every other day in order to ensure that players and their family rs a able to keep safe. there's been about a dozen players who have been opted out of the season and a couple of players on most squads that have tested positive, but major league baseball intends to see the 60-game season through i want to say, nfl training camp, also opens up this week and there are some players sounding the alarm saying quote, russell wilson saying we want to play football, but we want to protect our loved ones nba season as well as the nhl
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