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good evening and welcome to "politicsnation." tonight's lead, here we go again. later this evening millions of americans will sit down to watch a socially distanced super bowl. and in less than 48 hours, they'll be treated to another made for television spectacle. the impeachment of donald j. trump part two. if we're lucky, it will be the final chapter in the trump political saga, and true to form the preparations have been con contentious and chaotic. we still don't know how long the trial will last or if there will be any witnesses. we can reasonably be sure we will not hear from trump, himself, which is just as well because there's nothing he could say to justify his actions. this is a man who took an oath
to preserve and protect the constitution, who for months spread lies about a stolen election, ignoring evidence to the contrary. a commander in chief who tried to bully state and local officials to throw out thousands if not millions of legal votes even after the officials begged him to stop and told him he was endangering their lives. a head of state who called the supporters to the capitol on january 6th, whipped them up into an angry mob then told them to descend upon a co-equal branch of government and, quote, fight like hell. the "washington post" estimates trump's election lie has cost the country $519 million in increased security, legal fees and property repair. and there is the human cost. a capitol police officer beaten
to death, two others dead by suicide. trump supporters who believed trump's lies and paid with their lives. and another cost, valuable time wasted as trump delayed the transition in the middle of pandemic and the fact the senate will likely start the trial while it still hasn't passed a desperately needed coronavirus relief bill. joining me now is the house majority whip congressman jim clyburn, democrat of south carolina. thank you for being with us, mr. congress nan. >> thank you very much for having me. >> let me ask you this. 45 republican senators have already voted to dismiss the impeachment claiming the trial is unconstitutional. because trump has already left office. do you believe any of those
republicans who voted to dismiss might turn around and vote to convict and if not, what is the point, in your opinion, of these proceedings? >> first of all, i do believe there's a possibility that some them will change their minds and vote to convict. the question is whether or not we'll get to the number 17 which is what we need. that means we'll need 12 more to change their minds and i'm not too sure that can occur, but i was not of the belief that 56 of the american people as of today would say that he deserves to be convicted. and if that's true, and i think we're going to see a pretty prolific case put on by the managers, and so we may get more to vote that way. i don't think we'll get to 17. >> is it important, as you outline, that there's going to
be prolific case by the managers that are going to present the case. it is important for the -- is it important for the public to see a lot of what they're presenting and if you don't get the 17 republicans in the senate, that you can at least influence public opinion and especially those that may feel something was being overcharged or overdone with the impeachment in the house? >> that's exactly what i think. i think that's why it's so important to have this trial. you know, i always say that we sitting there in washington, that's america's classroom. as you know, i used to teach history. i can tell you i always directed my young people to look toward their leadership in order to determine how to conduct themselves. i always thought that the people in that capitol building would be people who would be
manifestations of what our constitution is all about and what this country's promise is all about. and so i do believe very strongly that though they may not convict him, i think that the managers put on the kind of case that i think they will put on, it will be educational to the american people, they will be directional for people who want to run for office in the future, how to conduct themselves, and i think our children will learn a lot and know how to look to this country for service, if that's what they want to do. >> now, trump's lawyers are reportedly planning a defense that includes footage of democrats voicing support for black lives matter demonstrations. for republicans who are still confused or pretending to be confused, can you explain the difference between the protest against police brutality that many of us engaged in last year and that happened over the
summer, and that of an insurrection that occurred on january 6th? >> it's right there in the two words. it's one thing to protest. but it's something else to invite insurrection. and what this president did was invite insurrection. now, if these protesters against the action of police officers which i've done a lot, or even against the state, which i've done a lot, it's one thing to deny me a seat at the counter, make me go to the back of the bus, but it's something else to invite an insurrection to overthrow this government. a coup d'etat. that is what this man was attempting to do. but i was not surprised. you recall i've been saying for three years now he did not intend to leave the office. so i was not surprised at what he did and i should hope that the american people will look at
this and say to their children and to others that this is not the way this country is to operate. >> let me switch gears for a minute, we're out of time, but i want to switch to coronavirus. you said, as recently as this morning, you remain hopeful that some republicans will vote for the relief bill. what makes you optimistic and what, if anything, will president biden and the democrats have to give up to get bipartisan support? >> well, i think that the president has made it very clear that he is looking to negotiate on things like the money. remember, now, we were calling for $2,000 last december. could not get the senate to go beyond $600. so we're now putting in the other $1,400 to picket to the $2,000 that we promised. and the president says he's not going to back away from that and he shouldn't.
now, they say that it should not go to people who make $175,000 a year, though i think that in some places if you got six or seven children and you're trying to get them educated and taken care of, you may ought to be eligible to get some of this money. because you can do it on the graduated scale. so i think that we will look at where to target the resources and maybe, been doing it for 10 months or 12 months, they look at 6 months to see whether or not the economy will improve according to projections. so these kinds of things you can negotiate, but on the size of the check, no. we're going to get to the $2,000 that we promised by adding this $1,400 to the $600 they've already gotten. >> all right. congressman jim clyburn, thanks for being on as always. joining me now is deborah archer, newly elected president of the american civil liberties union and the first black woman in the 100-year history of the
organization to hold that title rnlgs and she is here for her first television interview in this new role. thank you for being here and congratulations to you. >> thank you so much. >> tell us about your election to the new role and what's next for the aclu. >> thank you for having me. the aclu has really been an important part of my professional life for about 2 1/2 decade. so i'm really excited to serve the organization in this role. i became a civil rights lawyer for really intensely personal reasons. i wanted to fight for the rights of people like me and families like mine to live without discrimination and with dignity and respect. i started my career as a legal fellow with the aclu and serving as president of the board now during this time, it's really an honor and certainly the ultimate opportunity to both serve the aclu and support the work of dismantling inequality and building a real infrastructure
for equality. and the significance of being the first person of color to serve in this role is not lost on me. but i do want to put in a little bit of context. in over 100 years, the aclu has only had seven other presidents so i'm just the eighth. and, of course, it's a big part of me that is frustrated that in 2021 we're still tackling so many firsts for black women and people of color. but it doesn't change the fact i'm proud to be part of that history. in terms of what's next for the organization and for me, i'm looking forward to working closely with our board to make sure that the aclu has all the tools it needs to rise to this moment just as we rose to the moment following the election of donald trump. there really is so much at stake right now in our society. and we have to work to address that toxic legacy but also we have an opportunity and responsibility to advance important work, to build infrastructures for equality, to expand civil rights and civil liberties and to deepen our work
on racial justice. >> now, tell us about this new racial justice platform that the aclu is launching this week. >> yeah, it's exciting. at its core the work of the aclu is about closing the gap between the america that was promised and the america that is. fighting to advance racial justice has been central to the work of the aclu since our inception. if we're going to achieve that goal, we have to focus on challenging how racism persists in its power. so our systemic equality agenda is a comprehensive racial justice agenda to eradicate the vestiges of colonization, slavery, and jim crow, to identify and challenge the modern tools of racial inequality, really to prioritize political, social, and economic inequality. and also like the aclu, systemic equality agenda is really going to cover the waterfront of issues and like the challenges that are facing black communities and other
communities of color. the work is and will be intersectional. it's going to include protecting and expanding voting rights, passing legislation and reparations, challenging residential racial segregation, expanding access to safe and affordable housing, addressing the racial wealth gap and expanding access to essential financial services through the post office. >> now, in this new-age technology, what is the aclu's first amendment concerns when it comes to web platforms and social media? >> yeah, that's an important question. i think it's a common misperception that the first amendment goes beyond protecting us against government interference with speech. so companies like twitter and facebook and amazon are not the government. social media users don't have a first amendment right to speak on private platforms. and in fact, the companies have first amendment associational
rights to decide what kind of communities they want to host. it's also true the freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences. so often exercising speech means some people and businesses will not want to do business with you or not be associated with you. for donald trump, for example, he repeatedly violated terms of service and used his platform to undermine democracy by casting doubt on the election results. and a few companies would want to be associated with or offer their platforms to trump right now. and i think that that's within their right. having said that, when social media giants, which enjoy unparalleled status as spaces for political speech and debate, exercise that right to exclude speakers on the basis of viewpoint, there really is cause for concern. >> all right. aclu president deborah archer, congratulations again and thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. a quick programming note tonight on "american voices,"
actors daniel day kim and daniel wu join alicia menendez together with activist amanda nguyen to discuss what they're doing about fighting back against the rise of hate crimes toward asian-americans at 6:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. switching to talk about the upcoming impeachment of former president donald trump, joining me now is my panel, brittany cunningham, black lives matter activist and msnbc contributor. and elise jordan, former aide to george w. bush. and the white house. and an msnbc political analyst. elise, let me go to you first. all previous impeachments including the first trump impeachment have included everyday legal charges like or instruction of justice or perjury, and while those are serious crimes, particularly
from a president, we've never seen anything like this trump charge, incitement to insurrection. do you think we lost sight of the seriousness of the crime in all the political maneuvering around the trial? >> absolutely, i mean, you go back to the day of the january 6th insurrection and what did donald trump say to his supporters at a stop the steal rally shortly before the capitol was stormed? he said if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore. now, if that isn't incitement, i don't know what is. i think going into this impeach impeachment you see the american public narrowly support it, an abc poll, 56% of those polled think, yes, donald trump deserves to be impeached and furthermore should be censored and banned from further proholding higher office in the future. and i do hope that the
seriousness of the moment is appreciated, not lost in all the political chaos because this is what happened a month ago cannot ever be deemed acceptable for an american leader to get away with inciting a coup. >> brittany, the first trump impeachment trial he came into the proceedings with ten lawyers and a straight party-line vote in the house. this time around, though, former president has just two lawyers and ten republicans join democrats in the impeachment vote. how does that change the dynamic, if at all, to you? >> well, before i get started i have to say, happy colin kaepernick appreciation day. but i do think that these distinctions really matter because donald trump's team is shrinking. there are fewer people as has already been said that actually believe what he says is true and willing to stake their
professional reputations on it. here's what's more important. that we continue to deal with what the left hand is doing while always being careful to watch what the right hand is doing. donald trump is not someone who is going to just choose one strategy and trying to defeat this insurrection charge. he's going to continue to try to engage in a rehabilitation tour as are the rest of his ilk around the country so he can plant the seeds not only for him to continue to make money and potentially run for office again, but for the gop to continue to rise again in ways that we've seen over the last couple of years. it's going to be critically important that we make sure we got six in one hand and half doesen in the other and all of it requires our attention. >> now, former president trump has reportedly asked his legal team to refer to him as the 45th president rather than the former president. seems to undermine one of the republicans' main arguments which is trump cannot be impeached because he no longer holds office. could trump's stubborn
insistence on clinging to his big lie about the election end up hurting him in the senate, elise? in the senate in terms of this trial. >> i really wonder if anything is going to move the republicans at this point who have said all but five republicans have declared that doing this impeachment is unconstitutional. they're already -- are we really going to have enough republican senators come over to get that magic number, 17, where donald trump would actually be convicted? i really don't think that any of donald trump's -- are unfortunately weighing against him because so many republicans have calculated it still is in their political self-interest to cling to donald trump's coattails. >> well, brittany, you know, it is interesting to me, they say they're going to play some democrats and some of the
sporadic violence that happened last year and they are planning, reportedly using that for their defense. i've been involved in marches and demonstrations for years all the way up until now. you've been involved for the last several years. and, but i don't think any of us has ever been accused of trying to have an insurrection or have called on violence. even if the violence happened days away from us where you directly could even try to conjure this up. less-known members of congress. so, i mean, how do they think this is going to work? no one called for anyone to stop the certification of an election which is a coup d'etat by definition. >> that's right. what we've called for and what we've consistently been calling for is the ability to live, breathe, rest, raise our children, raise our families,
and make a living in peace. like all americans, like all people deserve to be able to do. that's very different from complaining because the election doesn't go your way and then attempting like you said a coup on the united states capitol. 93% of those protests from over the summer were without incident and we know much of the 7% was actually created by many of the same kinds of white supremacists that marched on the capitol on january the 6th. so instead of worrying about a peaceful nonviolent movement that will continue to push for our rights, congress should be worried about passing a bill for $2,000 monthly survival checks for the american people. they should be worried about ending a pandemic that has killed nearly a half a million people in a year. starting today. we should make sure that they are holding insurrectionists accountable and that they are actually setting a precedent so this cannot happen again. that requires continuing to
impeach and convict donald j. trump and also requires expelling the 147 republicans who voted to overturn the voice of the american people. that is what congress needs to concern itself with and that's what the american people will expect of them. >> all right. activist extrodinaire brittany cunningham and our friend, elise jordan, thank you both for being with us. coming up, how other countries are dealing with white supremacy as the united states seems divided on how to deal with the long-standing threat. and later, nfl legend jim brown joins me on this super bowl sunday. we'll take a look at his impact on the gridiron and the big screen. but first, high colleague, richard lui, with today's other top news stories. richard? >> rev, good sunday to you. some stories we're watching for with you this hour. the u.s. surpassing 27 million cases of covid-19. the death toll now over 464,000.
officials are now adjusting vaccine scheduling in new hampshire. patients complained that second dose appointments not available within the cdc recommended timeframe. so now all who get first doses automatically are given appointments for a second shot. former secretary of state george shultz has died at the age of 100. shultz served in both the reagan and nixon administrations. he helped guide foreign policy during the final years of the cold war with the soviet union. and the nfl is making covid safety a top priority in the first socially distanced super bowl tonight. just 25,000 fans allowed into the stadium. masks and hand sanitizers will be distributed. 7,500 health care workers got free tickets worth thousands each. more "politicsnation" with reverend al sharpton right after the break. the break. lyin' high, you know how i feel. ♪
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this is where i would usually deliver this week's gotcha, but today i have to address something a little less lighthearted. this week, canada designated the far-right extremist group, the proud boys, as a terrorist entity. that gives the canadian government more tools to track and prevent any planned violent actions from this group. meanwhile, here in the united states, our approach leaves a lot to be desired. you might remember the proud boys as one faction of a white supremacist threat that the former president was asked to condemn in a debate. instead, he infamously said this. >> i want to see peace -- >> well, then do it, sir. >> say it, do it. say it. >> do you want to call him -- what do you want to call them? give them a name. >> white supremacists. >> who would you like me to condemn?
>> the proud boys, stand back and stand by. >> and stand by, they did. so far, at least six individual members of this chauvinistic white supremacist hate group have been charged with coordinating parts of january -- the january 6th attack on our capitol and our democracy, and yet, evidence of their part in a conspiracy to stop the lawful transfer of power has not been enough to keep these insurrectionists in custody. dozens of people arrested for their actions on january 6th have been released on bond. if a deadly insurrection wasn't enough, what will it take before we as a nation take the threat of these violent white supremacist groups seriously? as canada took swift action this week, our own federal law enforcement ordered a, quote, review of the problem. to, perhaps, be addressed by more resources some time in the
nebulous future. you might think that the fbi would already have a good grasp of the depth of white supremacist activity seeing as the leader of the proud boys was rereportedly one of their most prolific informants, but the federal government has been sweeping this kind of right-wing extremist threat under the rug for over a decade. in 2009 a then-senior analyst of the department of homeland security issued a report warning of the growing white nationalist terrorist threat. republicans objected to the classification of this threat as right wing. and the entire unit responsible for the report was disbanded within a year. this isn't a new problem in the united states. america has spent centuries downplaying the harm of the racist legacy of slavery and jim crow acting as if white supremacy is a mere difference
of opinion. and allowing hate groups to rally around a confederate battle flag that flew as enslavers fought to keep our ancestors in bondage. and for all those who claim that the stars and bars is just a harmless piece of fabric, that its display isn't racist, i'd say look to germany which had its own white supremacist genocide 80 years ago and banned the symbol of that regime in an attempt at healing its deep national wounds. today, white supremacists in germany fly the confederate battle flag in its place. they know its history. even if some americans refuse to see it. as the great black american poet maya angelou said, "when people show you who they are, believe them the first time." the white nationalist fringe has been very clear about for decades about its goals. these people are people who have hatred in their hearts and
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on friday virginia's house and senate passed new legislation that will end the death penalty, slating the state to be the 23rd in the nation to end capital punishment. the move pushed by the democratic majority in that state. what does that mean for the federal death penalty? in 2020 alone, president trump allowed the executions of 17 prisoners to occur. joining me now is congresscongr adriano espilatt who introduced
legislation earlier this year pf before we get to the death penalty, congressman, tell us briefly about your resolution to designate the proud boys as a domestic terrorist organization. >> myself and congressman chuy garcia from chicago, illinois, have introduced that legislation because they are, in fact, a terrorist organization. they coordinated and led the assault against democracy that ended in the death of five people including a capital police officer. and as such i believe they meet the qualifications of what a domestic terrorist group is. when we take an oath of office, we say we'll protect the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. they are clearly domestic enemies. >> all right. now, you introduced this federal death penalty abolition act earlier last month to your
colleagues in the house. it has been endorsed by 200 organizations like the naacp and the southern poverty law center. the death penalty has been called by critics as inherently racist. now with the new administration in power, you wrote a letter to the attorney general calling for the federal death penalty to end. do you think this will be the year that it happens? >> i am optimistic, rev, that this will be the year. we have almost 70 sponsors of the bill that was introduced first in 2019. the same day the former attorney general barr announced that he would resume -- he would resume the executions. and, again, this year we reintroduced it on the first day of session. as you said, 200 organizations are supporting it. we want to codify, abolish it in law. in the meantime we want to see the federal government take steps not to pursue any capital cases, to dismantle the death
chamber in indiana and to take further measures that will prevent anyone from being put to death again. >> yeah, because even during the lame duck part of president trump, there were several federal executions that he allowed to go through before the inauguration of joe biden. in virginia governor northam agreed he will sign the bill into law once he receives it but before it gets signed, state lawmakers need to work out if those who were sentenced to death, should they now get life in prison or the possibility of parole. what do you think? >> well, what we're asking is for a resentencing of anybody that's on death row. 20 states and the district of columbia have already outlawed it and several governors have already done that. we saw how virginia will be the first state in the south to do that and as you know, reverend,
the death penalty has its roots very deeply in the lynching of people of -- black men and black women in the south, so we want this abolished once and for all. we think this is the year. trump engaged in a rush to execute as many people as possible as he was kicked out of office including people with mental illness, a woman for the first time in 70 years. >> yeah. >> of course, 41% of the people on death row are black people. >> now, we're out of time, but you were wary about ending the death penalty, whether at a state or federal level, through the use of the executive order. explain why. >> well, the executive order could always change with a new president in office. we want to make sure that it is abolished in the law, itself, that is codified and made permanent. >> all right.
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welcome back to this super bowl sunday edition of "politicsnation." the first sunday of black history month. over the years i've had the privilege of knowing some of the greatest athletes and blacks the world has ever known and jim brown was, is, and will always be the og and the greatest of the national football league. it was the first household name of the nfl that he was, and to this day, the prototypical running back, an athlete ended his football career on his own terms and spoke truth to power while doing so. his larger than life physique and mystique carried him over on to the silver screen where he became the first black action star. and he's getting the star treatment all over again for his portrayal in regina king's "one night in miami" which dominated golden globe nominations this
past week. and so joining me now, the legend, himself, his friend muhammad ali would say, the greatest of all-times, mr. jim brown. thank you for being with us tonight, mr. brown. >> it's great to be here. it's a great introduction. thank you very much. >> well, let me say this, this is "politicsnation," not "sportsnation" but i always recognize the difficult position that modern black athletes find themselves, herself, in, and you and muhammad ali, bill russell and others, used your platform in the 1960s to condemn the conditions of that time. here, for example, is a photo of you meeting with president lyndon johnson. what do you think of the engagement we've seen in today's competitors in the wnba and nba players like lebron james, but you started, you were the ones, the first one, to do this at the height of your career.
>> i appreciate it, the way that you put that, but i won't criticize these youngsters because they're dealing with a different time than we dealt with. at the particular time that we came together, we had to come together. you know, we had to come together because of the particular time in the country. and see now you have a different situation and it calls for different kind of action, so lebron james, my guy, you know, he's a leader out there and he makes up a lot of the positions that you hear about. so i'm not going to criticize them, but they came up in a different time and it's much difficult now to do what we did -- we had to do it and wanted to do it and got together to do it. >> let me get into this film a minute, jim. regina king's film, "one night
in miami." she's up for a golden globe as are some of the actors and writers, and i feel like a new generation is learning. not just what you did on the football field but also the stances you took as a man. as a black man and a commodity in an era where it was literally you, ali, a handful of others in your respective sports that had that kind of clout. i know you've lived it, but does the film capture the stakes of the time and that one night, does it honestly show us how it was? you, muhammad ali, sam cook, who was a huge singer at that time, and malcolm x, together the night ali first won the title. >> absolutely. and i want to thank regina because, you know, she really laid it out and it's very seldom that you have four of those kinds, individuals, we had that
kind of energy, and the opportunity to present this to you and say to us, we're all friends, we all stood up and all wanted to go down in history. >> now, i want to get back to the nfl before we run out of time because of the game tonight with the black quarterback on the kansas city side. but give us your thoughts on whether the nfl, itself, has moved meaningfully on race issues. some of these other leagues, nba, nascar, and so forth. do you think you've seen progress on the race issue in sports? >> even if i believe we have. you knows when you look out there now, you see a lot of us, i say that, you and i, and they had come full fledged to represent us and to have us be represented. and to have us represent
ourselves. and it's very difficult when it's about color. but economics, we got to understand something. it's hard for us to understand. come together hard to come toge economic basis and make things happen, but lebron is leading the way i'm sure that these young men are going to do the right thing. >> that has been something you've done since i was a kid looking up to you, dealt with black economics, do for ourselves. and you've not stopped. i remember you were honored with your work and foundation called i can. tell us about your foundation that you're still on the front lines doing work. >> i tell you, there are so many situations in life where stars and black athletes get carried away because they are -- and the
understanding of economics in america, understanding that you had to come together and utilize your money, that you had to be an outstanding citizen. and so over the years a lot of young men -- excuse me. i didn't mean -- a lot of young men today that didn't understand how to go about that. but it was presented in a manner to give them a boost so they could be effective as we were back in the earlier days in the '60s. the same caliber of intellect
and the same caliber of physicality that those individuals who stood up had. and so as you look at history, you can't really judge anybody by the fact that maybe they didn't lead to the same activity and understand they are in a different time in a different age. so as i mumble and bumble my answers that it was a different time and that it should be looked upon and given -- the young men should be given credit for dealing with their times now. >> and ameri-i-can is your way of doing it now and certainly your foundation is on it. before i let you go do you have a super bowl pick for tonight, jim brown? >> well, i don't have a pick but
i love the fact you're having these two teams out there and i'll say the best man wins. >> all right. well, you've been the best man for decades, and we are honored that you came on tonight during black history month and we're honored you still are working on the front lines being the role model of doing something for those in the community. jim brown, the greatest of all times. thank you for being here. up next, my final thoughts. stay with us. next, my final ths stay with us t-mobile is upgrading its network at a record pace. we were the first to bring 5g nationwide. and now that sprint is a part of t-mobile we're turning up the speed. upgrading over a thousand towers a month with ultra capacity 5g. to bring speeds as fast as wifi to cities and towns across america. and we're adding more every week. coverage and speed. who says you can't have it all?
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suppose if we could get this nation to operate like we operate the super bowl. two different teams but they all have the same yardage. they all have the same offensive and defensive amount of players. no one is given an advantage of certain yards based on their race or gender or sexual orientation. it's all equal and they compete. and they have fans that will cheer them at home and they have those that are against them that will jeer them at home but the results will be what they are as long as the game is fair and we see the rules of the game, the set up of the game, the lay out of the field is equal and fair. and that's the kind of nation we need. no one having an advantage or disadvantage. everyone having equal
opportunity. everyone having to abide equally by the same rules or suffer the same penalties if they break the rules. the super bowl is instructive of how we should have our society run. if we could get that way, yes, we may agree just like we do tonight on some teams or disagree on other teams but if it's an even playing field we all know we have a fair shot at winning. that's all people are asking for. that's all people like me have stood for all of our lives. an even playing field. let people win or lose based on equality, fairness, and what is right and just. if we could only make super bowl lead us into being a super nation of fairness then as jim brown just said, let the best folks win in whatever area of
american life. that does it for me. thanks for watching. i'll see you back here next weekend at 5:00 p.m. eastern. my colleague alicia menendez picks up our news coverage now. thank you so much, reverend sharpton. hello. i'm alicia menendez. the nation just days from the second impeachment trial of donald j. trump. the question before his jury did he incite the january 6th riot? the question before republicans will any vote to convict? the week ahead for congress. it is busy with negotiations set to resume on the president's covid relief package. what could hold up the help that americans so desperately need? with racial attacks targeting asian americans on the rise we'll talk to actors daniel day kim and daniel wu and actress amanda nguyen about their mission to serve justice. this is "american voices."
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