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expect these additional 2 million doses to be delivered this summer. >> we are feeling better about where we are headed. >> if this variant takes off inna, i worry the next weeks could be the darkest of the pandemic. impeachment is for removal from office and the accused here has already left office. >> some of the republican senators attempted to try to halt this trial by suggesting it was unconstitutional. only five republican senators crossing party lines. >> he should be held accountable. i'm sorry that more of my colleagues in the republican party could not see that. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." it's wednesday, january 27th, 6:00 here in new york. and today the government's top scientists hold their first coronavirus briefing of the biden administration. the big questions for most americans, when can i get vaccinated? where can i get vaccinated? is there enough vaccine for me? simple questions, but questions
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to which there have been few clear answers. the biden administration is trying to change that. the president announced that the amount of vaccine shipped will increase 16% starting next week. president biden also announced that they have purchased 200 million more doses overall. that would be enough to vaccinate nearly the entire population. so what does that mean for you? we have new reporting on that just ahead. nearly 80,000 deaths this month alone. there's good news in some of the other numbers. hospitalizations continue to drop and the cdc is now recommending that children return to school, as new studies indicate that it can be done safely. >> meanwhile, senate republicans still rallying behind former one-term president donald trump. they appear willing to overlook his role from the deadly insurrection of the u.s. capitol. 45 republican senators voted to try to prevent an impeachment
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trial, claiming it would not be constitutional. even senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who just one week ago directly blamed trump for inciting the siege. but if there's one group of people that believes that donald trump was responsible, it's the rioters themselves. this morning, we bring you new video that could be used at the trial, showing how trump's rabid supporters followed his cues during the siege. >> we're going to walk down to the capitol. >> we're going to dwwalk down t the capitol. >> take the capitol! >> invade the capitol! >> take the capitol right now! >> they heard president trump loud and clear. but we begin with the push for more coronavirus vaccines and
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cnn's jeremy diamond is live for us at the white house. what's the latest, jeremy? >> a week ago today, president obama came into office facing the coronavirus pandemic. he made clear it would be his top priority and even as he inherited this messy vaccine rollout today, president biden taking concrete steps to improve vaccine distribution. president biden announcing plans to expedite vaccine distribution, as shortages and long lines fuel frustration across the country. >> the end goal is to beat covid-19. and the way we do that is to get more people vaccinated >> reporter: biden says the u.s. will buy an additional 200 million vaccine doses from pfizer and moderna, increasing the nation's supply from 600 million. since both vaccines have 2 million doses, that's enough to protect 300 million americans against covid-19, more than the u.s.'s entire adult population. >> the brutal truth is, it's going to take months before we
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get the majority of americans vaccinated. months. >> the announcement coming one day after the president raised his daily vaccination target to 1.5 million people a day. all part of biden's plan to give 100 million shots in his first hundred days. >> the president said, i hope we can do even more than that. and that is certainly, of course, his hope. he is continuing to push our team to get as many americans as vaccinated as quickly as possible. >> the president beginning his term, focused on speeding a messy vaccine rollout in the u.s., signing an executive order to boost vaccine supplies on his first full day in office. and on tuesday, the white house's coronavirus coordinator told governors vaccine allocation will increase by about 16% starting next week. >> until now, we've had to guess how much vaccine to expect for the next week, and that's what the governors had to do. how much am i getting next week?
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this is unacceptable. >> the vaccines prescribed to tribes and territories will grow to 10 million doses, up from 8.6 million. >> at least now we can do a schedule for three weeks and we can schedule appointments and start to run on an efficient basis, rather than what's been going on. >> the fact that there is a man to ramp up gives me great peace. of course, it's not as fast as we all want, but we're feeling better about where we are headed as a nation. >> the white house coronavirus response team also says it's committed to making sure vaccines are given fairly. >> that means we're going to send vaccines to churches and mobile clinics and things like that. that may mean it takes a couple of days longer to get into people's arms. but it also means people of color, people in rural communities and others will have access, too. >> and last week, when president biden announced his national strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic, he made clear stcit wasn't just about t
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logistics, it was about restoring trust with the american people as it relates to this response. that's why today, we could see the first in what will be a series of multi-weekly briefings red by dr. fauci, rochelle walensky will also be attending as well as several white house officials working on the coron coronavirus. >> with us now, william haseltine, a former professor of harvard middle school. kristen, you've been on the phone with states around the country, officials dealing with the vaccine rollout and the actual administration. i just want to ask you what they are saying about what difference they think that these announcements will make. >> well, john, the response is really two-fold. one, they are breathing a huge sigh of relief. keep in mind, the state officials didn't believe that they were going to see any sort of increase in the vaccine until late april or early april, late
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march. this is a welcome discovery here. this is very welcome. but there is a lot of skepticism here. i want to read you one thing that one state official said to me. he said, so sunday they said they don't know what the vaccine supply is and now two days later, they not only know, have a handle on it, but they say they can increase the supply. there is some skepticism here. one thing we have to keep in mind is these states have really been through it all. they are on the front lines, fighting this coronavirus. and they've been promised things before that really haven't come to fruition. even the most optimistic state officials i talked to yesterday essentially said that they really, really hope that this is going to happen, but they also are waiting to see it to believe it. >> professor, we've heard some of that sentiment from governor cuomo yesterday from new york. listen to him. >> it's true, it's not enough is 16% going to make the difference for those states that can
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administer the vaccines at a higher rate? no. look, at this rate, we're talking about months and months, obviously. >> that's obviously the news that governors, excuse me, got, that they would be getting 16% more vaccine supply soon. >> it's good news that they will be getting more vaccine. but it's also good news that they're getting the vaccine, because that was a question. and it helps them plan, now that they know three weeks in advance, they can plan. another part of the plan that's really important, the states desperately need more money they can help implement the vaccine program. it's not just enough to get the vaccines to the states, we have to make sure that once the vaccine is there, people can receive it. and that's a very local matter. and the states are desperate for money. some are totally out of money. some are just at their wit's end
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as to what to do. putting in the national guard, paying for the national guard, all of those are really important steps. also, when you try to get the vaccine to minority groups, it's going to be expensive. because rather than going to all of the major centers, you've got to distribute it to many local centers, where people are, where those people can get to the vaccine early. that's expensive and it's going to require state money and the state money has got to come from the federal government, because the states just don't have it. >> professor, can i ask you? we're going to hear from the governor's top scientists today for the first time in a long time, we'll hear from fauci, the cdc director, walensky, and they'll be talking about all kinds of things. we haven't been able to ask them questions like this. what would you ask them? what's the one thing that you would want to know right now from the government's top scientists? >> i would want to know where are the rapid tests? where are the tests that will allow people to know whether they or their families are infected and how soon will we
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get them. that's a very big question. second question i would like to ask is, are you planning incentivized isolations. what's happened with that program. it's not enough to know somebody is infected. you've got to do something with those people and help them isolate. where are those programs? that's the big unanswered -- those are the two big unanswered questions i have, because mitigation is absolutely essential while we wait for the majority of the population to be vaccinated. >> okay. let's talk about the other big news on this front. and that is schools. and there is new research from the cdc that shows that on balance, it appears, that kids have really suffered, as we know, being out of school, mentally, their education, their emotional level, and that going back into school, schools have not been seen as super spreader places. they're not the same as nursing homes or meat packing plants. here's one study that was from
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wisconsin schools. i believe maybe in rural areas. 37% lower incidence found of coronavirus in schools versus the surrounding community. in other words, it's safer to be in school than to be out of school, kristen. and then 191 cases found amongst students and staff, but only seven student cases linked to in-school spread. and so now there's this push to get kids back into the classroom, but of course, there's all sorts of complications, because teacher's unions and teachers want certain, you know, parameters hit in terms of safety measures, and not all schools have those. >> that's right, alisyn. this all comes down to money. i, myself, is a former public school teacher, and when i wanted any resources when i was teaching, i bought them myself. so when you're talking about these studies and talking about what these federal officials are saying, they're saying with proper social distancing and proper precautions in place, that that's when it's safe to go back to school. well, what are those precautions
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and how costly are them? and can these schools actually afford it. there's been a lot of talk about how private schools have gone back but public schools haven't. a lot of this comes down to money. these teachers want reassurances that they'll be able to actually afford and pay for the precautions necessary to keep them safe when they go home to their families. obviously, this is incredibly welcome news. as you said, we know that kids are struggling at home. they aren't meant to learn on computers and they're meant to interact with ore children. it's just how exactly this can be implemented. >> kristen holmes, professor haseltine, thank you very much. as i noted, we are going to hear from the nation's top scientists later today, their first coronavirus briefing. and then again tonight, dr. anthony fauci, rochelle walensky, head of the cdc, others. they will join anderson cooper and dr. sanjay gupta for a new cnn coronavirus town hall. that's tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. so this morning, we have this stunning video that shows that president trump's supporters directly invoking his
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words as they storm the u.s. capitol. this even as 45 republican senators suggest that in the last months of a president's term, he or she can commit high crimes and misdemeanors or treason with no sanction at all.
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unconstitutional. that would suggest a likely acquittal for mr. trump for encouraging this violent mob at the u.s. capitol three weeks ago today. we also have some new details about mr. trump's legal team. cnn's lauren fox is live on capitol hill for us with more. hi, lauren. >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. just five republicans voting with democrats to proceed to this trial. ultimately, democrats prevailing in this vote, but it really gives you a sense of where republicans might be on that question of whether or not they would convict former president donald trump. you have those five republicans, pat toomey, lisa murkowski, susan collins, ben sasse voting with democrats here. some republicans are arguing this isn't ultimately where they would end up on conviction, but you know, we should note that when they started their day yesterday, republicans weren't expecting to have to go on the record about this question about constitutionality. remember, this has been something that the republican
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conference has been debating and grappling with over the last several weeks. but certainly, moving forward, the question becomes, how do house managers make the case on the floor that this is a constitutional process. we are told that that is certainly something that they plan to focus on. now, moving away from the house managers, you have former president trump very much still working on his defense. you have some extra clues about who might be helping him. senator lindsey graham, of course, suggesting lawyers for the former president and two south carolina lawyers are going to be working with former president trump, really a sign of the fact that he does not have the same legal team he had a year ago when he was working and trying to defend himself in the other senate impeachment trial. again, just 13 months ago. now, one thing to be looking at is the question of whether there will be witnesses, as part of this trial. we know that that is still very much up for debate on the democratic side. this is what senator graham had to say, however, about the prospect of having witnesses in
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the senate impeachment trial. >> if there's an effort by the democrats to call a single witness in the united states senate, they had no record in the house, there will be delay of this trial, there will be a pandora's box being opened. we will want witnesses and this thing will go on for weeks, if not months. >> and other expected developments yesterday, patrick leahy leahy, out of an abundance of caution, he was taken to the hospital yesterday afternoon. he was now returned back to his house, where he is resting and recovering. of course, we wish him well. but a sign of just how tenuous senate majority leader chuck schumer's majority really is when you're dealing with a 50/50 senate here, alisyn. >> okay, lauren. thank you very much for that. new details about the evidence, house impeachment managers are considering that they will use at the senate trial.
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and it includes this video compilation from the national security forum called just security, which reveals president trump's comments minutes before the siege with social media posts from the insurrectionists using those very same battle cries. we warn you, there is graphic language in this clip. >> it was over. it was awesome. some of you may have seen it online. it went over all the voter fraud. i am very concerned about mike pence. i have no idea what he is going to do. did not love the way the president talked about that. and i don't know. we'll see. anyways, we're walking over to the capitol right now, and i don't know, maybe we'll break down the doors. >> i think that might be it.cha bitch ] >> can i speak to pelosi?
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we're coming, bitch. oh, mike pence, we're coming for you too, fucking traitor. >> we're sending a message to mike pence, if they don't do what their oath is to do, if they don't uphold the constitution, we will remove them from office, one way or another. >> back with us to discuss are lauren fox and jeremy diamond. well, i mean, if this were a criminal case, if this were a criminal trial, jeremy, that would be exhibit "a" and it wouldn't be hard for the jurors to see who the insurrectionists were taking their cues from. they're parroting the exact same language, it was minutes after president trump said those things. but, of course, this is a senate trial, so there's different rules. >> yeah, there certainly are, but it seems that house impeachment managers are still going to try and use this video evidence to try and draw reaction. if not out of those republican senators who are on the fence, then at least out of the public, to try to pressure those republican senators to vote to
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convict the president. look, this video evidence mirrors what we all saw for ours just a few weeks ago, but putting it together in sequence like this, and seeing the president's words interspersed with, you know, echoing cheers from the crowd, certainly will be powerful. whether it's enough to actually change enough republican senators' votes, i think that's unlikely. in particular because they already have seen this. they have seen this, and what they are thinking about is not the broader public opinion about what happened during that insurrection, but rather, what these very same people think and what the president's political -- former president trump's political base thinks. that is who they are tethered to. >> you know, lauren, i wonder if the framing on this has all been wrong. there's been a suggestion that there's a battle for the soul of the republican party. i don't know that there is. i mean, 45 republican senators basically said, nothing to see. we're done. we're done here. so isn't that battle -- doesn't that indicate -- mitch mcconnell, who a week and a half
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ago and has all of his aides saying that he thinks the president committed impeachable offenses voted not to have an impeachment trial. so, again, where's the battle? >> i thought it was very revealing that yesterday during that senate republican lunch, they invited jonathan turley. that is one of the lead constitutional scholars who has been arguing that it is not constitutional to move ahead with this trial. and the reason i bring that up is because, look, republicans are trying to find a way to not take a vote on what happened. and the president's role on what happened. instead, they want to make this a debate about process. they want to make this a debate about the constitutionality question. and that's what you saw yesterday, with that procedural vote on the floor of the senate. i think it's very clear that republicans are looking ahead at what could potentially happen to them in their own re-elections when they're making this calculation. look, i talked to senator kevin cramer yesterday. he is a republican from the state of north dakota. you don't get a lot more conservative than the state of north dakota. he voted against challenging the
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results of the election. he said he is still hearing from voters. and while it's slowed down a little bit over the last couple of weeks, he said, they still are out for his head, essentially. and that it's very frustrating for him, as somebody who believes in the constitution, who thought that he did the right thing, who thought he's been fighting for states' rights this entire time to continue hearing from constituents who think that he wasn't loyal enough to the president. and we should note, kevin cramer w was one of the first people who endorsed former president donald trump when he was running for election in 2016. >> hey, jeremy, officer brian sicknick was killed. nobody has been charged with that as far as we know. we know that investigations are going on, but there's video, we believe, no one has been charged. i remember a time in the not-too-distant past, when republicans cared when a bloodthirsty mob killed americans and killed a law
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enforcement officer. why don't republicans talk about that? >> again, i think it comes back to what their single-minded focus is, is on their political base. when you look at the polling and you look at the percentage of republicans who don't believe that joe biden was legitimately elected as the president of the united states, somewhere around three quarters of republicans who don't believe that, it is stunning. it is stunning. and that is the only number that matters to so many of these republican senators who are considering how to act in this impeachment trial. and also how to respond more broadly to this insurrection on capitol hill. now, to be clear, many of those republicans express condolences for the death of officer sit n sicknick. they called for -- you know, they condemned the violence that took place there. but as far as anything, you know, this is a very different reaction from the one we saw when you saw black lives matter protesters railing against police brutality.
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you know, you saw those republicans jumping to the police officers' defense. and that is not what's happening here. and i think it all boils down to that political calculus they're making in their minds. >> lauren, jeremy, thank you both very much for all of the reporting. so the head of the u.s. capitol police now admits that the capitol police knew about the potential for violence before the capitol siege. one lawmaker calls it, quote, dumb luck that more people were not killed there. so what happened? what went wrong? that's next. the new myww+ gives you more of what you need to help you lose weight! more simplicity with the what's in your fridge? recipe feature. and more motivation with on-demand workout classes. the new myww+.
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developing this morning, the acting capitol police chief is apologizing for the failed response to the capital insurrection. cnn's whitney wild is us. whitney, the acting chief is
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admitting that the department knew about a strong potential for violence days before the attack. >> absolutely. she admitted in a closed-door congressional hearing that they knew two days before that this event would be unlike any of the protests they saw in 2020. she said they knew that there was a chance that people would, for example, bring firearms. they knew, again, that there was a strong potential for violence. here are some of the quotes from her prepared remarks yesterday. she said that we fully expect to answer to you and the american people for our failings on january 6th, as the acting chief, i take responsibility for the mistakes that were made by the department and i pledge that we will do better going forward, but we need to make changes. she also said that there were several breakdowns that day. they knew, again, that there was this potential for violence, but they simply did not do enough. she listed out a few places where there were recognizable problems. and this is one thing i've heard from many law enforcement agencies, that there was just a lack of manpower. sources telling us that that was the most glaring and obvious
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issue. the other breakdown she noted is proper equipment was not on hand or readily available. the process for sealing the building may not have been consistently followed. and communication over radios and public address systems were difficult to hear. now, this all comes as the capitol police -- members of the capitol police department are considering a vote of no confidence. this is after so much cnn reporting that these officers on the ground simply felt abandoned by their leadership, john. and now they seem to be considering acting on that emotion, consider initiating a vote of no confidence, where not only the acting chief, but for other leaders who were on the scene that day, john. >> whitney wild, thank you so much for your reporting, and i should also say, welcome to "new day." great to have you on. all right, the first phone call between president biden and the russian leader vladimir putin, we have new reporting on what they said, the new attitude from the u.s. towards russia,
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president joe biden holding his first call with russian president vladimir putin. the white house says biden confronted biden over a range of issues. frederick pleitgen is live for us in moscow. so what do they say happened on this call? >> reporter: hi, there, alisyn. certainly, neither of them said, the white house or the kremlin said this was a particularly friendly conversation, but they did say it was very matter of fact and seems to be very productive. in fact, impressly productive. both men agreed to extend the new start nuclear treaty and vladimir putin followed through on that very quickly, just moments after the readout came out, he sent that to russian parliament. and just a couple of minutes before we went on the air right now, we just got confirmation that both houses of russian parliament have ratified that extension. so certainly, president biden managed to do something that the trump administration did not manage to do in the last days that it was in office. nevertheless, the white house
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saying that while there were areas where there could be cooperation, that the white house would also take a very firm stance on other areas of concern. i want to listen in to what the white house press secretary had to say. >> his intention was also to make clear that the united states will act firmly in defense of our national interests and in response to maligned actions by russia. >> so there you have the u.s. taking a firm stance. some of those topics included, according to the white house readout, ukraine and ukraine sovereignty. remember, that was an issue where the trump administration was always seeing as not being very tough on russia. the solar winds hack. the possible bounties placed on american soldiers by russians. that also discussed, as well. and then, of course, right now, the topic of the treatment of alexei navalny, his poisoning. the fact that he is in prison. also the treatment of some of the protesters that are trying to get him out of jail. that was also discussed. the kremlin acknowledged that and the kremlin said, quote,
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that there was an explanation provided by the russians. so certainly, it really seems as though it's a whole different way of going about these calls under the biden administration, than it was under the trump administration. and it certainly does seem to have yielded some very early and very quick results, as well. john? >> frederick pleitgen, great to see you. thank you so much for your reporting. this is going to be a relationship that bears watching, to be sure. so global coronavirus cases now top 100 million. hospitals around the world teetering on the brink. cnn has it covered all around the world. >> i'm isa soares in london. doctors in lima, peru, tell us that covid-19 is battering their health care system, leaving them at a breaking point. the situation so severe, in fact, there are no longer any intensive care unit beds left in lima according to official figures. doctors also say demand for icu beds has quadrupled. and when the bed is eventually freed, they have to make the
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decision of who takes up that bed, with one nurse adding, it's an impossible decision to make. but even if they had more icu beds, they simply don't have anymore doctors who run those intensive care units. the government says it's working to improve the situation. peru has recorded over a million covid cases and is nearing 40,000 deaths. meanwhile, no vaccine has been approved by peruvian regulators. i'm salma abdiz in london. it's a somber day here. more than 100,000 people have now lost their lives in the uk due to the coronavirus. it makes the uk the high test death rate in the world per capita. prime minister boris johnson saying he accepts full responsibility for all of the government's actions, but that the authorities did everything they could. the prime minister also warning this country is still very much in crisis and that death toll will only climb.
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i'm cyril vanier in paris. covid-19 vaccine maker astrazeneca says they're two months behind schedule for deliveries to the european union. the eu is calling on the pharmaceutical giant to fulfill its contractual obligations, but the astrazeneca ceo says the contract didn't have a fixed timetable for deliveries and that they only agreed to do their best. another meeting is scheduled between astrazeneca and european officials later today as eu countries battle a third wave of the coronavirus. >> our thanks to our reporters all around the world. so a republican member of congress repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent democrats. the oregon republican party passed a resolution calling the assault on the capitol a false flag operation. in other words, a fake. we have new reporting on this, next. find your rhythm. your happy place. find your breaking point.
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house republicans facing a reckoning over donald trump's impeachment, while some state
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gop parties are fully embracing insane conspiracy theories. cnn's kyung lah investigates. >> reporter: this is the storming of a capitol you may not have seen. rioters breach the oregon state capitol and assaulted police less than a month before this. the insurrection in washington, d.c. as former president donald trump faces a second impeachment trial, charged for his role in inciting the deadly d.c. riots. >> it was a sham impeachment, just like the first one. >> reporter: the oregon republican party defiantly defends trump. >> patriots are not going away. the president is not going away. >> reporter: the state party passed a resolution condemning ten house republicans who voted to impeach trump, calling it a betrayal. then dived into this conspiratorial lie about the
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insurrection, that there is growing evidence that the violence at the capitol was a false flag operation, designed to discredit president trump. >> this is a time for choosing, but it's a time for choosing what you really believe and want to stand for, and not for just giving lip service to being a republican. >> reporter: that's not helping to win over more republicans, says oregon republican state representative, david brock smith. >> extremism on either side only benefits a small minority and it's not the majority of the constituents that we represent. >> reporter: choosing to side with the far-right fringe or not, that's the battle at the state party level. in texas, the gop continues to use the slogan, "we are the storm," the same slogan used by followers of the qanon conspiracy. the texas republicans deny that connection. in hawaii, a top gop official resigned from his post after he tweeted sympathy for qanon followers from the state party
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account. he later called it an error in judgment. >> it will be the trump republican party. >> reporter: in arizona, it's open warfare among republicans. these women believe the baseless claims peddled by trump. >> this election was stolen. trump won, i think, by a landslide. it will be with him, wherever he goes. however he goes. >> reporter: the state party shows no sign of moving away from trump. members re-electe ed a fervent trump follower as their chairwoman, despite flipping state blue in 2020. arizona republican party members don't seem to care. >> unification at what cost? okay. selling out america? i can't do that. >> reporter: there will be a price, warned establishment republicans. >> it really is driving normal, regular, rational people from the republican party. and we can't afford to lose many more. >> reporter: it's more than just a fear that the senator is
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talking about. there are real numbers behind this. the arizona secretary of state's office says 9,944 registered republicans, that's almost 10,000 of them, have officially switched their party registration since the u.s. capitol riots. now, establishment republicans here in arizona say that is not just a warning, it is a blaring siren. kyung lah, cnn, scottsdale, arizona. >> our thanks to kyung for that. meanwhile, this. a cnn investigative report finds that congresswoman marjory taylor green has pushed some insane and evil stuff online. how will her congressional colleagues respond? we have the cnn investigation, next. a capsule a day visibly fades the dark spots away. new neutrogena® rapid tone repair 20 percent pure vitamin c. a serum so powerful dark spots don't stand a chance. see what i mean? neutrogena® i'm a performer. always have been. and always will be.
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♪ ♪ 2020's done a new era has begun so keep pushing forward... because this is twenty twenty won make a different future start different at a republican member of congress repeatedly indicated support for executing prominent democrats. the oregon republican party passed a resolution calling the
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assault on the capitol a false flag operation. in other words, a fake. joining us, former republican congressman denver riggleman. also chief strategist for the network, contagion research institute. congressman, let me just ask you. are you a republican this morning? >> listen, based on the definition i thought it was, i would say yes, but what i see right now, no. and you know, that's been my -- i think my biggest problem with where we're at right now, is do i stay republican, try to fix it from the inside? do i leave the republican, just be who i am from the outside? and right now, i've got to tell you, john, i'm leaning towards leaving the party at this point. the more that i spee. and a massive number of local committees that are going after specific congressional republicans up in upton, anthony gonzalez in ohio. i know these individuals and they're friends of mine. and i'm getting the calls and the texts, guys. i still talk to them. and it's very difficult right now. and it's just very difficult to
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keep pushing forward on the gop side of things, when you see what's happening around the country. >> what does it tell you, the oregon republican party. we're talking about the state party. this is an organization, passed a resolution, calling the insurrection at the u.s. capitol a false flag operation. basically, a set-up to make donald trump look bad. that's a state party saying that. what does that tell you? >> it tells me that crazy has started to metastasize at every single level in the gop. and you know, i'm seeing it here in virginia. and i'll tell both of you, i was in a town here in central virginia and saw that there were trump/pence signs on the road. someone had taken a black can of spray paint and painted out pence's name on some of these signs and put some very nasty words there, rhymed with, "luck pence." this is on the roads, this is in storefronts right here in virginia. i'm not seeing this incredible redemption of the party right now. all i'm seeing is a doubling down of a lot of these
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individuals and committees that believe in the stop the steal nonsense and conspiracies. and you're seeing representatives saying such incredibly ridiculous things or trying to cover up or trying to have people forget. and that's not going to happen as far as with normal, rational people that are looking around saying, what's happening around me? but i think it's about re-el re-election. it's about the fact that you want to appeal to your committees and you want to have that support. and facts be damned. let's push forward and see if i can get re-elected again. >> you're referring obliquely to marjorie taylor greene, this member of congress from georgia. in the k-files, andrew kaczynski and others have gone through and done a remarkable amount of reporting from her facebook page. she liked a post, which suggested of nancy pelosi, a bullet to the head would be quicker. basically, expressing support for killing the speaker of the house. now, you can call that crazy. and i'm perfectly willing to agree that that's a crazy thing. but to call it an aberration is probably not fair this morning.
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marjorie taylor greene won in her district with 74% of the vote. 75% of the vote. i'm underselling what marjorie taylor greene did there. 75.6% of the vote. it seems to me, she's not a bug, she's a feature right now. >> let's not be oblique then, let's be directed. not only is it crazy, it is par for the course for marjorie taylor greene. and i have to wonder at this point, is there something mentally there that we have to worry about? or some kind of iq limiters that's been applied to what comes out of her mouth or what actually goes on to a keyboard. >> 75% of vote! she won 75% of the vote! >> well, look at the committee votes, right, john? i think they actually are indicative. usually, the committees seem to skew further right than the normal constituency, but if you look at the vote, for instance, down in arizona, when you look at what mccain -- i'm talking about mccain and you're talking about jeff flake. you're talking about doug doocy. two of them had votes in the 60s out of 100. doug doocy had 59 votes against,
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right, to censure these individuals. this is not an aberration. i have been warning people about this. i do not see some kind of ground swell where people are all of a sudden anti-president trump. it is not happening. i don't know how else to say it in the most blunt terms possible. this ground swell against president trump, that people might think they're seeing, whether it's media, whether it's other politicians, whether it's individuals that are looking at analysis and statistics, not happening. it's just not happening. so, you're right, it's not an aberration. >> if you're one of these ten lo house republicans who voted to impeach the former president, how scared are you politically this morning of him? >> i know liz and anthony pretty well, too. i don't know if they're more scared than they're pissed. and i think right now, if you're looking at liz cheney, who's tougher than most of the individuals in congress, and that include all the males, and when you look at anthony gonzalez who played football, these individuals aren't afraid,
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i think they're pissed off. and they're going fight. but as far as losing, i've talked to anthony, i've talked to liz. they're going to stand on principle. but if you're going to scare some of these individuals, you're not. they'll go down. and you talk about adam kinzinger and the individuals that voted against it, they understood what they're doing. i hope they're not afraid. service shouldn't be about fear, it should be about facts. service should be about serving your fellow men and women without regarding some sort of personal test where you're loyal to one person. i think that's what you're going to see, john. and again, i just -- i think the fight is still there. if you're not gop, you're going to keep pushing forward, the fight is still there to have facts-based policies and ideas and not to go down the rabbit hole of worshiping one individual or believing in things like stop the steal. >> denver riggleman, spitting fiery truth this morning. thank you so much for coming on "new day." we look forward to speaking to you again. >> thank you, sir. >> "new day" continues right
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