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remembers a former house member himself, has already submitted documents and will soon appear for a deposition. thompson added in a statement, quote, the select committee expects all witnesses, including mr. meadows, to provide all information requested and that the select committee is lawfully entitled to receive. the committee will continue to assess his degree of compliance with our subpoena after the deposition. so a lot have been there in the middle. vice chair of the committee, liz cheney tells political the deposition will likely take place next for -- week. nbc news come -- the secretary of state raffensperger, for over four hours. he told the atlanta georgia constitution that he quote, spoke at length with members of the house select committee about a notorious january phone call with trump. in which raffensperger refused the then president's demands to find enough votes in georgia to
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overcome the deficit. tomorrow, the committee is expected to begin contempt of congress proceeding against this guy, jeffrey clark, he's the former doj official. said to have been involved in trump's efforts to overturn the election. clark has already appeared before the committee but refuses to answer any questions. committee has also awaiting a decision from an appeals courts on its requests for trump's white house documents from january six. that court heard today from trump's lawyers about his claims of executive privilege. and why he should be allowed to keep those documents secret from that day. nbc news recording that the judges seemed skeptical of trump's claim. good and many lawyers who were listening in agree. the committee argues that those documents are essential for a final report on what led to the insurrection. >> ultimately, our goal here is to produce a document. together as much information as possible. those in witness interviews, and in those documents from the
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national archives. that will help tell the story of january 5th and january 6th and the rallies and the insurrection. >> also, tonight, the biden white house is trying to get ahead of this omicron covid variant wrapping up efforts to detect the new strain in our country. there are still no cases reported here in the united states. but officials are increasing surveillance across the country. especially at all cities with international airports, like new york, north san francisco, but in plain english, it's a matter of time before it gets here. white house officials tell nbc news, tighter requirements for international travel. those are also under consideration. that could include stricter testing rules. today the president was asked what else might be on the table. >> mister president, are you considering any new vaccine requirements or efforts to try and get more americans vaccinated? you said that is the key to protecting against omicron? is there anything that you're going to do?
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>> i will be talking about that on thursday. >> today became word that the omicron strain may have been detected in europe days before any other travel restrictions were imposed. the emergence of this new variant is also raising questions about the protection we get from our existing vaccines prompting this from doctor fauci. >> vaccines, particularly boosters, give a level of antibodies that even with variants like delta, give you a degree of cross protection. particularly against to be exceed. >> moderna ceo was among those suggesting today that the current vaccine may be less effective in battling the new variant. his comments, as well as pals remarks during a senate hearing about potential economic impacts, although it helped to shape 650 points off the doll.
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they stood no wall street feels the same about variants like the rest of us. this is also the eve of what is likely to be a history making day before the supreme court tomorrow morning. the justices will hear oral arguments in a case involving a mississippi abortion law that makes it practically impossible to obtain an abortion in that state after 15 weeks of pregnancy. today, mississippi's governor, outlined his state's case. >> there is no guarantee to an abortion in our u.s. constitution. but i'd go a step further and tell you that not only is there a guarantee right, there is also nothing in our united states constitution that would prevent a state, like mississippi, from implementing and placing reasonable restrictions on abortion. >> this mississippi case has been described as the biggest challenge to abortion rights in this country and decades, it will be among our topics of discussion here tonight. with that, it is a good time to
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introduce our starting line on this tuesday evening. ashley parker, pulitzer prize chief for the washington post. , carol leonnig pulitzer prize -winning also with the post-coauthor with our friend phil rucker of the new york times bestseller, i alone can fix it. and paul butler, former federal prosecutor at the department of justice. currently a professor at georgetown law. good evening and welcome to you all. ashley, i'd like to begin with you. this is a great headline for the committee. the potential cooperation of mark meadows. they were quick to get out there the fact that he shared 6000 emails but 3000 of those could be from wayfair. i guess this story is yet to be told as his cooperation rolls out. s cooperthat is exactly right. it is unclear exactly how cooperative he is going to be. mark meadows is one of former
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president trump's staunchest allies. just the other day he was quoting trump first feature of the house. should republicans redeem it? and what is fascinating to me is having covering mark meadows when he was in congress then, when he was in the trump white house, republicans, all republicans, worked for him, worked with him, worked on projects with him. it was almost unilaterally believed that he was dishonest. one told me at this is a verbatim quote that he is a stone cold liar. several in the white house told me that they believe, again these are people who worked with him, some had known him for the long time, he was a worst chief of staff in history. he would also remain unclear just how forthcoming he will be to the committee and history of any indication. and how the committee deals with the challenge like that, which is something journalists who cover the trump white house was trampled with for a very long time. what do you do when you can't
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trust the chief of staff is telling you? >> carol leonnig, what does it tell us when the committee spent four hours talking to the secretary of state. >> i think it's a pretty important amount of time for hours is not a trifling amount. it means that you want to get to the bottom. you want the details. you want the nuances. and let's keep in mind that this georgia state officials account of events has been well reported. especially in the pages of the washington post, i might add by our colleague, amy gardner. a lot of news was broken. so much of his story is known. the fact that they want to detail what was your conversation like with donald trump, says to me that they are fascinated about that line, what was donald trump asking of, you we all know with that was, find the ex, number of votes. the deficit for winning georgia. but he also is critical to understanding jeff clark. and remember bryan, as your network has reported, and the
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post reported, and other organizations. jeff clark is on the chopping block at the moment. because that former doj official, one of the only department of justice officials under donald trump who was willing to push the lie that georgia's election was corrupted. the only one willing to press the georgia governor to reconvene the legislature secretly so as to stop the certification of biden's election. that individual is being voted on by the committee tomorrow, for contempt. he will be second only held in contempt after steve bannon. and presumably that is a lot that is going on with mark meadows. he wants to do the right legal dance to show he is engaging. he is not just completely blocking the committee. he does not want that pink slip of contempt either. >> hey, paul, what is to stop a mark meadows from claiming
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privilege on some questions and just answering them? taking the fifth on other questions and just not answering them? and the can gets kicked down the road further. >> nothing to stop that. that is likely what will happen. the threat of criminal content seems to be lighting a little bit of a fire. steve bannon might be more scared of donald trump than he is of going to prison. but mark meadows has some decisions to make. so the key issue is exactly what the cooperation needs. mark meadows apparently still will assert trump's claim of executive privilege. which means that he can testify about january six. except he would still refuse to answer questions about donald trump's involvement. and the committee would have to decide whether that is good enough. ashley parker, let's turn to the intersection of health and
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politics. we are so often put there for our conversation to return. can you gauge the white house over this new variant, politically of course, a rules over any of the best league plans? >> well president biden said publicly that there is response for concern, and panic. and that is from a health perspective. but from a political perspective there is absolutely reason for panic within this white house. because this is a white house who, for months, have reported the cause behind biden's falling polling numbers. the reason why democrats believe that they could likely lose the senate in the house. just about every white house official, publicly, and sometimes -- as well. it all comes down to covid and if they could get covid under control. everything can turn around just like that. and of course some of the other things that are damaging them
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politically, and hurting actual americans, the economy, the inflation, the supply chain is due. it's all bound with covid. so that is the estimate that may even be the reality on the ground that they have to deal with. it is incredibly risky when your political strategy is sort of based on the eradication of once in a lifetime deadly pandemic that has been mutated and giving us new variations ever since it arrived on the scene. this is just yet, another issue where you wanted to be out promoting infrastructure and other end of the year legislation that needs to get done. and of course, you have already seen part of his week devoted to the new variant. and we are going to see that thursday. and throughout the rest of this week. >> indeed we are. carol, if we can jump back to capitol hill for a moment. to paul's point that there is nothing quite like the threat of criminal contempt to focus the mind, depending on whose
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mine were talking about. mark meadows may not want that as the last item in his professional resume. whereas a guy like steve bannon gets a resume burnishing to him. but let's talk about your contemporary knowledge of the benin case. does it just keep rolling along? >> well you define the difference between those two individuals. remember when biden was told that he was going to be held in criminal contempt? or that he was going to be referred for it? it became an advertising marketing opportunity for him. he talked about the revenge he would have on democrats. and how this moment would be hoisted exactly upon them when republicans were back in control. it was almost like a fund raising letter for tongue wagging lobbyists. meadows situation is quite
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different. but i will tell you this. i don't see as poly doubt, i don't see meadows giving up the ghost any more quickly than benin at this time. his lawyer has telegraphed that he has a good lawyer, that they are not going to be discussing the host of committing anything that they insist on discussing. and that they are only going to talk about things under certain limitations. and it tells me that they are going to try a more polite and in-depth stall. on the course abandoned, it is going to be sort of full frontal assault. i think you are going to see a lot more of that kind of promoting the revenge tour that bannon has in store for democrats who insist on getting his answers. again, it doesn't help us in the public understand very much why everyone who says nothing went wrong on january six is so
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crypt on ick subject to discuss before the committee. as the former president said, hey, this is no big deal. if it's no big deal why are we all watching this group of people fight so hard not to discuss it? >> paul butler, take a minute and give us a preview of tomorrow. i am talking about the or arguments before the supreme court. i am also interested in your opinion of a little piece of sound we rand in the opening segment from the governor of mississippi. it strikes me that you always get into trouble when you start listing certain freedoms that aren't in the constitution where they didn't have any knowledge of our modern-day cellphone use and gps ability to track people, the list is long so that is always kind of problematic. i was also wondering what's mr. justice, blackmon when he's still with us would make of the mississippi governors argument,
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blackmon having hung the freedom of choice on the liberty clause for the 14th amendment. so brian as we all know, at this moment every day is good. law the question is? why has in the court accepted the order for changing that. people that are going to be looking and, the justice robert justice amy -- and justice brett kavanaugh. they are some of the most conservative people ever to sit on the supreme court. in this court, they actually count as the middle. if there's any chance -- to be upheld by a letter and spirit. it's up to the three justices, for people who champion the woman's right to choose. there's not a lot of reason to
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be optimistic. in addition to abortion, if this court overturns the press it -- next malign could be affirmative action, it could be increasing power to corporate nations. abortion rights are extremely important. this is just one of the issues on the line with this case. i think this is gonna be the most important court decision in many years. >> well to those watching, you heard the preview for tomorrow 's oral arguments before the court with great thanks to our front for -- our front three rather on this tuesday night. i guess i make it for. ashley parker, carolina, paul butler thank you for starting off our conversation. coming up we got a top doctor standing by to break down what is and what does not know about this new variant.
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later, joe biden wants to talk infrastructure but republicans in their way hope covid will drown that out. we'll get to the persistent or deadly politics of this nearly two year long pandemic and our nation. this is the 11th hour, this is just getting underway on this tuesday night on the eve of big old arguments inside that courthouse!
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of omicron being in the united states, the delta variant remains the predominant. strain very summery ellen systems say that we can rely on protections. at the start of 2021 to delta over this past summer. >> at least 20 countries have now reported cases of this omicron variant. we just learned tonight that the first case in latin america. the fed says the u.s. is prepared to identify and contain this new variant, but importantly tonight with us for more dr. erwin we had learned founded -- the center of national preparedness. he advises that of public health has under this pandemic, he also happens to be a professor of pediatrics and the albert einstein college of medicine. doctor given the inception that if anyone here yet, it's about to be. what do you make of the idea of the u.s. doing what's admittedly other countries have done, and cracking down on all
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incoming international travel more aggressive texting in the lake? >> so brian there's a lot that we need to do but i'm not a big fan frankly of the travel bans. because by the time we instituted a ban, this disease is already been spreading. it's probably here in the united states even though we haven't documented it yet. i think we need to take a different tact right now and that would include mandating vaccination proof before you get on an airplane, anywhere -- and going anywhere you need to be showing that you've been vaccinated. furthermore, we could do a lot more testing both when you leave and when you arrive, wherever you are going. i think those are the kind of things that people will really start to control the spread of the virus, including omicron this crazy new variant we're starting to see now. >> and right quick here, you
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just use the phrase that i keep returning to -- and that is fully vaccinated. a number of us are used to now showing our phones, perhaps the picture we took over vaccine cards if not the cars themselves, when are we going to define three shots as fully vaccinated? when perhaps, will the words booster fall out of the vocabulary and just becomes known as a three shot regiment from the get-go? >> right brian i think this is exactly what we're going. we're gonna transition right now, we're seeing the last gasp of just talking about a two shot regimen, a quorum quote booster shot. the sooner we get to convincing the public that we're really talking about a three shot regiment, the better. the fact of the matter is we're still gonna need boosters. those boosters have since
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become firmly with us. those boosters might have to come every single year bryan, at least. this is something that we're all expecting, when we're talking about three shots to be fully vaccinated. >> i have a graphic since we are using the b word for boosters, i have a graphic to show you booster compliance. israel, which admittedly is a kind of much smaller example nation of 10 million people. chile, uruguay, iceland, uk all of them way above us in delivering boosters. it is popular to blame so many of the troubles of this pandemic on the previous covid denier president. the previous administration. but the booster messaging is on the biden administration. is this -- do you think erwin, a case where we all passed along to many rules and restrictions,
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and government, and health gob the glut when it should've been, if you've had your two shots -- if you've had your one j.j., go get your seconder go get the third without getting bogged down on labels? >> yeah so this is a big problem, and it's been socials the beginning of the administration. which is unfortunate and ironic because the iran ministration handled it spectacularly with their qualified team. the one flaw with this talent has been the messaging challenges that have repeatedly showing themselves to really undermine public confidence in government! we need to figure out a better way to have a better message for these things. the other thing we need to know brian, is a country like israel, like you pointed out as a small country. it's also federal's country. this country does not have the ability to issue an order from
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the white house about let's say getting vaccinated. those orders, if they are to be given, are only gonna come from state and local governments. they're gonna come from individual companies and so on. other than the federal authorities that the president has, most of the authority to mandate something like the vaccine, it come from a much lower levels of government. the entire thing could be a complicated mess. hopefully, will here with the president has said on thursday, and will get some more at least very definitive direction on how we should go forward. with the vaccinations. >> and one quick follow-up, if indeed we lose the word booster and streamline the messaging and make this a three shot regimen. where will that decision originate? where will that message originate? it's that is it the white house? is it the cdc?
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or some combination thereof? >> it is the cdc, is where that's gonna happen. the president will of course reinforce it. as will hopefully state agencies. here's the problem brian, for now a long time -- we failed to tell the public this message strong enough. it's that we don't know everything, we know very little about the behavior of this virus and where it's going. so prepare yourselves, american public, for new data altering changing, the message here. be ready for it, because that's the real the science -- it's the reality trying to figure out what to do about a very difficult virus to understand. we're learning on the goal, and we should have been hearing that coming from the cdc a lot more strongly than it has been, brian. >> i hope everyone watching tonight hurt that last
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paragraph, dr. wen lead weren't our thanks for taking our questions as always. coming up for us after our star next break our biden administration said to be well aware of the political risk of the can't get the pandemic under the control. republicans who are happy to forget that trump was a covid denier, see great opportunity in this. that's our politics in 2021. it's also part of our conversation, we'll get to it when we come back. when we come back. when we come back. ♪♪ dad, why didn't you answer your phone? ♪♪ your mother loved this park. ♪♪ she did. ♪♪ - grammarly business turned my marketing team into rock stars. (diana strums guitar) maya swears by grammarly business because it keeps her work on brand and error-free.
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pandemic continues to loom large over the biden presidency right about now. and might well prove to be the pivotal issue for him, politically. just today a federal judge stepped in to block joe biden's vaccine mandate for health care workers. our friend jonathan la mere office this insight into the challenges facing the administration as he puts it, quote, within the walls of the west wing, there was recognition of the political peril that looms along with an implicit its recognition that the public may not be willing to stomach the more dramatic measures to come back the new variant. even if biden asked them to. well back with us tonight, jason johnson, campaign veteran and journalist. contributor to the green and a professor of politics and journalism at morgan state university. who i have been to see anchor an hour program on this network. and tamil are, a contributor to
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the bulwark and the former communications director for jeff bush. gentlemen it's a pleasure to have you two friends back with us tonight. tim, i'd like to begin with you. there's a secret to cable news that i would ask you not to share with anybody. people like me have gentlemen like you on. we got all fraught up on the ex distensions that day, that night. the issue that is just so overwhelmingly important. and then we have these things called weekends. and we watch football, we come back monday and we are always surprised to learn that there is a new issue at the top of the stack. as is the case on this tuesday evening. we're now, it's pandemic all the time. it is the exit central issue again of the biden presidency. tim, the problem with that is that no one has any stomach, no appetite for anymore restrictions. everyone is ready to go back to life like it's 2019. >> that is absolutely right.
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i think it's kind of worse than that brian. in addition to just a general fatigue with pandemic restrictions throughout the country from people i think across the political spectrum, obviously there's some exceptions to that. i think that is strong majority of the country, just in their normal behavior doesn't want to go back to any kind of distancing because of restrictions. you can see this watching football stadiums on a weekend. going out to your local restaurants and bars. people don't want to do this anymore. but the biden administration faces an additional problem with that. and that is the opposition party is basically on the side of the virus. and on the side of expanding the virus. if you look at the actions that the previous guests made a very astute point about the federal system here. if you look at the actions of governors in red states, state legislature's in red states. they are doing everything they
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can to dissent device people from taking the vaccine. to disincentivizing people from taking reasonable restrictions. so biden is dealing with this general human fatigue without how much longer can i do this kind of social distancing. could i restrict my own behavior. and, an opposition political party that is not only willing to meet him halfway but is actively harming and actively working against any efforts to restrict the virus. he's in a real pickle. >> and jason it's as if tim knew i had this quote prepared to read to you. this is from axios, florida, iowa, kansas, tennessee have changed their unemployment insurance rules. to allow workers who are fired or quit over vaccine mandates to receive benefits. republican see a prime opportunity to rally their base ahead of the midterms. no matter how successful their individual efforts, the campaign is a powerful
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messaging weapon. so jason, coming right off tim's point. how much are republicans doing to damage health care, to damage the health of the red had base out there? and will they ever get cold on it? they are doing everything they can bryan. we have seen this from desantis implored. to can't in georgia. to all the things happening in texas. republicans have constantly behaved as if covid wasn't real, it wasn't a problem. and they took their lead from donald trump last year who contracted covid and basically had a giant super splurge of every time he had an event in washington. that part is a new. the consequences for it, i don't think we can necessarily predict it. because look, quite frankly if you're the quaint of person that gets fired over refusing to take a vaccine. and you are definitely probably already pro maga. so it kind of really people.
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but i don't think those kind of policies you could still get returns. i don't think they're going to change anybody over. but ultimately the onus is going to be on joe biden. people don't want to go back to normal. they don't want to go back to 2019. they want to go back to the freedom of 2019 with the flexibility that some of us have discovered during this pandemic. so to the degree that the federal government and the democrats have come to with a message, you know what, those of you want to stay at home, i understand. those of you who want to go out, i understand. those of you want to get vaccinated, i understand. it's a much more complicated message but it's one that they have to have. because they have to get the people behind them to say, the vaccine doesn't exist, but we still want to get those free vaccines when they're available, . >> tim, i first met you when you were working for jab. what if i told you to wait a few warriors and i'm here to tell you that your political party will someday be anti vaccine? would you believe me? >> it was the berkley crowd
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that was anti-vax back in those days brian. we've had a big turn on this issue. and look, it's not just our party. it is jabs successor in florida. the sentence was against unemployment insurance for people who got covid through no fault of their own because the pandemic was out of control in the beginning. he was against incentives, financial incentives, for people to get the vaccine. but he is for financial incentives for people to refuse to get the vaccine and put others in their community at risk. there is no way you could've told me that this is what the party would look like five years from now. and i think that there is an opportunity for democrats to take from that old school republican messaging. and maybe appeal to some of these voters. i know him not to say his name in virginia, glenn youngkin, but this is a vaccine that was developed under republican
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party. it was developed by the free market in the ingenuity of this country. that is keeping people safe. that is saved thousands, millions, frankly have lives. and the democrats are the ones that can champion that. and i think that bringing a majority of the country that does want this pandemic to, and that is sick of, it that is willing to get vaccines on their side if they make it out in a positive way, in a way that people can rally behind, rather in a way that kind of shakes their finger. >> thank you for remembering that youngkin is the fight club of this particular broadcast. these gentlemen's have agreed to stay with us after our break. when we come back, if the president these days sounds like a regional sales guy, well, that is part of the job these days. the job thes days new vicks vapostick. strong soothing vapors...
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to battle the pandemic. we know about our infrastructure problems, we've known that for a long time. now we are finally doing something about it. no more talking! time for action. >> well if it's tuesday, it must be minnesota the president is back on the road he's talking infrastructure while grappling with new this new variant. of course uncertainty surrounding the social spending bill, that is a vital part of his agenda. lucky for us jimmy johnson and tim miller remain with us. jason i have something for you, here is mitch mcconnell on the future or lack thereof it for biden's big social spending bill! >> look, i think we all know situation -- not a single republican in the senate knows about the spending spree. we all know it, but take one democrat most of us feel that the single best thing we can do to fight inflation right now would be to kill this bill!
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only one democrat could do that. are we hopeful? that one will step forward? absolutely. >> we can name some names, jason knowing how fondue are of that man, here is the following question. given inflation, and no americans know what's in the bill, so they don't know where they might get, do the democrats have real worries that that guy -- when he just said, is right? >> mcconnell is only right to do agree if you control the narrative. that's one of the reasons why joe biden is widely running around the country talking about the infrastructure bill now. that is one of the reasons why he put andrew in charge so he can distribute the money and tell people, this is gonna be fine organist lab by his name on it the same way obama did years ago. this is the fundamental problem that they have.
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they can have the most brilliant ideas in the world, but if you let mitch mcconnell dominate the conversation. if he met -- dominate the conversation then they don't spend enough time telling people what's in the bill! joe biden, talking about the infrastructure bill now, is great! but it would be great if you did that in june. it will be great vice president harris did that in june. i don't think mitch is gonna be right about this, i do think that some version of build back better will go through. but whether they can sell it is gonna be if they commit to selling it. not just for two would -- let them know at that it will be valuable. four >> and tim here's who the other problem with biden selling things like infrastructure. you and i both know, that they don't just happen before the midterms. they need surveyor's. everything needs a serve environmental impact statement. then you need contractors, the
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need footings. good luck getting rebar with the supply chain backed up. and everybody wanting rebar. and concrete. it's tough to sell a notion, to a public hungry to replace the recruiting bridge they take to work every day! >> probably a few too many environmental in pockets to be honest brian. if i have to chase one thing, the reason that we don't want to fight over spilled milk here -- the reason why we don't say this in june is because the congressional congress and house is blocking this to pass into law. we are where we are right now. i was also criticizing them into life or not selling this matter. i think that what he's doing is great, and it's got tangible stuff. the big picture manage message is that he got the big things done, the former guy was unable
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to. he needs that a specific message relative to that inflation. -- and when he was making these trips, there are specific tangible things that you can. have i was in virginia two weeks ago, i drove for an hour and a half and i couldn't get an email. that has a real tangible effect on people. kids are having to do school at home, because the variance. parents are trying to have to work from home, and they can't work on emails. people who work in washington can go out to west virginia for a week over the holidays, that's money that's out of those communities. so there are things that he can sell, when he's going to these places. he's gonna have to keep doing that. and not lose the ball on covid, he's got a pretty big job juggling all that! >> gentlemen i can't thank you both enough for coming on and sharing both your thoughts with us tonight. tim miller and jason johnson
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this that the new variant, the ominous crown in addition to sounding like a 1970 digital watch brand. it's a highly unwelcome development. because we fear what this may mean. nobody wants this. in fact it caused an unusual highly personal moment during a recent new cast. oh wait, i'm being told it wasn't a newscast at all, but it was the daily show. >> i have been talking to the top scientists at the cdc, and everyone seems to agree. come on, man, just stop. just stop man. chill, man. variant after variant after variant. just then. this has to stop. >> i'm sorry, roy, this is what the scientists are saying? >> no of course not, i'm paraphrasing, trevor. the actual scientific consensus on the omicron --
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i've got a cancel this vacation, i've already pushed it back to three times, it's st. john's, i want to go. then they're going to shut everything down, and the next thing you know you're going to exchange people delivering your food, whether or not if they've been eating your, fries and i got to be cooped up with the, boy after school, him and figure out which biden is this, and how to print the homework on the printer that has no. inc. then that's just another whole asked day. and i'm here with the two as bedroom apartment. there's three of us, there's just not enough space. i can hear phone calls through the wall. i can hear him playing the nintendo switch. i'm trying to build a conference call. and i'm actually trying to get a bit of silence in the south so i can enjoy my playstation, that i sent online for cyber monday to buy. i actually got a got them playstation that i can't even play. now because everybody is going to be in the house. because you can't play violent video games around the boy. we don't want him learning about violence. what other games are there to play on a playstation other than violent games? you have to pretend violence in this country to keep from doing
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violence in real life. and that's what she doesn't understand. she doesn't understand that that's with the video games do for me. and i just think if i had a third bedroom, authored bedroom -- that's all we need a third bedroom. and that would give me the space that i need. then we wouldn't have to move up down, and that's too far. a 40 minute train ride, a train ride and everybody's got omicron. >> all right, thank you so much roy, thank you for keeping us updated on your developments? thank you so much for that >> in a way roy speaks for all of us as the daily show takes us off the air tonight, and that is our effort for today this tuesday evening, with our thanks for being here this evening. on behalf of all my colleagues at the networks of nbc news. goodnight. t.
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