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a big development that could spell bad news for gop congressman matt gaetz. his associate joel greenberg a key figure in the sex trafficking investigation may strike a deal with federal prosecutors. "the daily beast" reports there are venmo transactions that may link the congressman to a local official, and then hours later, payments that add up to the same amount to three young women. gaetz denies any wrongdoing. also tonight, president joe biden taking executive action on guns, trying to curb gun violence in america. and an expert medical witness for the prosecution in derek chauvin's medical trial testifying that george floyd died from a los angack of oxyge. in a series of blows to the defense, testifying that floyd did not die because of pre-existing medical conditions or drug use. that's where we begin
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tonight, with cnn's senior legal analyst laura coates and former captain of the missouri state highway patrol ron johnson, who was tasked with restoring peace in ferguson after michael brown's death. laura, today we heard a renowned medical expert testify that even a healthy person with a knee on their back or their neck for that period of time would have died. we were told that jurors were touching their own necks, they were taking notes. that doctor walked them through george floyd's final moments about how breathing works. how critical do you think this was for the prosecution? >> this was by far the most compelling testimony we've heard in this entire trial, and i'm including the very emotional testimony from the first week from a 9-year-old old up to somebody a half a century year older, the police captain, the lieutenants, the sergeants, all of those people. nobody expected this
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pulmonologist. if you didn't know what a pulmonologist was before today, you certainly know now because he gave such instruction in a compelling, persuasive way. he's a volunteer. he has no essential skin in the game here. but what he did was illuminate an issue about the respiratory system, show the way that george floyd had been reduced to trying to desperately gasp for air using his fingers, his knuckles, his shoulder, trying to elevate his own body, talking about even new dimensions we hadn't contemplated yet. the idea of officers trying to manipulate the handcuffs to create a vice like contraption with his body. and you heard him dismiss the defense statements about possible drug use as being an alternative explanation. the idea of how something else may have contributed to it. the way he methodically laid out this case was so compelling, and as you mentioned, don, jurors through his demonstrative
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exhibits were actually following along when he said things like, touch your neck. look here. apply the pressure here and see what it's like. that's exactly where you want to be if you're a prosecutor, that your jury is so engaged that they are actually following the instructions of your witness. >> oh, it's hard to watch that video where, you know, he's talking about what george floyd was doing just in order to get a few -- get some air into his body, into his lungs. captain johnson, officers can be heard on video telling floyd that if he can talk, he can breathe. but this expert says that that is very dangerous and highly misleading. is that something a police officer should know? >> yes, and i have never heard that in any training. so when i heard that on the news and people have asked me, is that a part of training? it is not a part of training. i agree, today's testimony was so compelling. today's testimony was tough. but today's testimony validated things for all of us, for all of
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america, and i think today's testimony, just like the other correspondent said, had everyone touching their neck and just feeling a sense of hurt and pain. >> yeah. captain, this doctor described in chilling detail what happened in the final moments of george floyd's life. we want to watch it now. >> on the right image, you see his knuckle against the tire. and to most people, this doesn't look terribly significant. but to a physiologist, this is extraordinarily significant because this tells you that he has used up his resources, and he's now literally trying to breathe with his fingers and knuckles. you can see that mr. floyd has his face rammed into the street because he's using his face here to try and crank up his chest. he's actually using his forehead and his nose and his chin as a
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way of trying to help him get air into the right side of his chest. >> i mean, boy, former -- the former philadelphia police commissioner, charles ramsey, was on earlier, and he says that this testimony, explaining the critical signs of someone struggling to breathe, should be used in future police officer training. what do you think of that? >> i think it should, and i think any police department that has the ability to bring actual medical personnel in, a doctor to explain that and not just a trainer to train a policeman, i think we should bring the professionals in because this doctor was compelling and bring somebody in that could really drive home that point to what happened today. but i agree with chief ramsey. that needs to be part of training moving forward. >> laura, i mean this exposed so much about police training and, you know, the ways that some
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police officers, not all, behave when they're doing their jobs or what should be their jobs. dr. tobin testified that fentanyl was not a factor in george floyd's death. we also heard from a toxicologist today who said that the amount of drugs in floyd's system, relatively low. so is the prosecution effectively breaking down what's likely to come from the defense next week? >> this was one hell of a preemptive strike. it's exactly what it is. and make no mistake about it. what was described was torturous. you move beyond the first part of the prosecution's case, trying to determine whether there was a reasonable use of force, an excessive use of force, or deadly force that was now a criminal assault. and now we've moved into the realm of whether or not this was a substantial causal factor in the death of george floyd. so the torturous explanation of this particular witness combined with the other testimony talking about how this was not an idea
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of fentanyl overdose. remember, the jury is largely comprised of course of laymen as we all are. so a lot of the questions that are lingering about what does a fentanyl overdose look like, what is the physiology of the respiratory system, how would someone broperate if they had drugs in their system, this was a line that was used by dr. tobin to say that even a healthy person, when asked about underlying conditions, even a healthy person who was subjected to what george floyd was subjected to would have died. so you have this culmination of all of this evidence leaning towards a substantial causal factor in the death. but remember the order of witnesses here, don. who have we not heard from? the person who performed the autopsy. so the order of witnesses is essentially creating the foundation for the jury to be informed before they're influenced by something that might be less than ideal for the prosecution or might be in line. but the idea is now they know what cardiac arrest is.
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they know what pulmonologists are able to tell them about respiration. they know about the desperation of george floyd. they know about fentanyl and what its impact would be even before they get to the autopsy. this is strategic. >> thank you both. i appreciate your time. charges dropped against georgia state representative park cannon, who was arrested and removed from the state capitol last month. cannon had been charged with felony disruption and disrupting a general assembly session. she was looking at up to eight years in prison all for knocking on a door. on the other side of that door was governor brian kemp and a handful of lawmakers signing into law an election and voting bill that's been called jim crow 2.0. cannon says the fight continues and she is urging all americans to keep knocking. and she joins me now. representative cannon, i appreciate you joining us. >> hi there. >> you're in better spirits, it looks like, than last time i
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spoke with you. tell us how you're feeling after hearing you won't be prosecuted. >> after two of the longest weeks of my life, now i'm free from the threat of eight years in prison for simply doing my job. this is something that many americans understand the feeling of, and so i really want to thank people for standing with me in solidarity, texting, calling, emailing, social media posting. it's really made a difference. i also want to thank the district attorney, fawny willis, and her office. they did a auththorough investigation. they looked at the facts and they threw it out. >> your attorney said you'll be pushing for charges of illegal arrest and illegal detention. he says all options are on the table. what's the ultimate outcome that you want? >> all options are on the table. we're still leaning in to what happens when you have a lawmaker like myself who for years has
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been putting force, excessive use of force legislation, but been told in the public safety committee that it was too general, that it was too broad, that we couldn't change that law. i know what it feels like. so today i'm excited about the opportunity for us to bring some more justice to georgia. >> yeah. i want to talk about it because this has been in the news, and it's not specifically related to what happened to you, but it's the incident. it's what one of the officers has claimed about the incident. he was worried about january 6th, he said. what's your response to that in. >> that's in the case that's already been dropped. unfortunately what they don't realize is that they understand this jim crow tactic. this is not new. this is georgia. so if they want to continue to change the rules or make it more difficult for people to vote in georgia, we're going to stand up. with one stroke of a pen, brian
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kemp lynched millions of black voters, and they think they can get away with it. no. this is a display of white privilege and white power. and instead of helping families during a pandemic figure out how they can safely cast their ballot, they're taking away voting hours. i feel like it's important that all georgians understand the law because it's the law. we haven't changed the law yet. it is still current. so i want organizations statewide and national to help us understand these laws before they come enacted and as they go into practice. >> so texas is looking like the next big battleground state. it was georgia. now it looks like texas. but republicans control all three branches of state government there just like they do in georgia. so without protecting voting rights on the national level, what can even be done at this point? >> this is a group of national lynchmen who are proposing these
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pieces of legislation and enacting them into law. it is now the time that we lean in and we keep knocking. we have seen what happened in texas. people are struggling to even cope with another tragic shooting. now they're going to have to be knocking on their governor's door to make sure their rights are protected to vote those people in or out. this is jim crow 2.0, and we're not going to give up. i truly want people to understand why i wanted to be in that room. i wanted to witness what they were doing, and we need a sea of witnesses in america on voting rights right now. >> you said earlier that -- you said that brian kemp and others had lynched voters, black voters, and then you said as a national lynchmen group. some people are going to take
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offense to that language. you know that, right? >> the most important thing to understand is that when you strangle the vote from black and brown families, you take away their abilities to determine the very people who will protect their voting rights. this is very serious. this is a call for all of us to understand it's time to be in the room. even as hard as that may seem, dr. martin luther king jr., congressman john lewis, all of those who have come before us and who have personally sat with me and talked to me as family members to say, it's the time now. there have to be more people who are willing to call this out and to address it. so i knocked, and i encourage others to knock. >> yeah. thank you, representative park cannon. i appreciate it. >> you too. republican congressman matt gaetz denying allegations of sex trafficking and an underage relationship. he is not backing down, though.
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there could be big problems tonight for republican
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congressman matt gaetz, who is being investigated for allegations of sex trafficking and prostitution. a lawyer for his associate joel greenberg, a key figure in the investigation, says greenberg is likely to strike a deal and cooperate with federal prosecutors. so far gaetz resisting calls to resign from congress, where he learned quickly how to turn the spotlight on himself. here's cnn's sunlen serfaty. >> the left in america has incited far more political violence than the right. >> reporter: congressman matt gaetz, bombastic, antagonistic, unapologetic. >> my fellow patriots, don't be shy and don't be sorry. >> reporter: the 38-year-old republican from florida has only been in washington for four years, but his flare for drama has captured national attention. >> you weren't elected by anybody. >> reporter: gaetz's theatrical style -- >> our citizens come first. sorry, not sorry.
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>> reporter: rogaetz grew up in the house used to film the movie "the truman show". >> in the mid-90s, one day some producer just shows up in a golf cart and tells my mother that they want to make a movie in this house starring jim carrey. >> reporter: in this white picket house in seaside florida. >> this is the house i grew up in, and this was my bedroom during my formative years. and voila, love america. >> reporter: his mother is partially paralyzed after she suffered complications while pregnant with his sister and refused to terminate the pregnancy. it made an impression on a young gaetz, who later said that it contributed to his anti-abortion stance when he entered politics. >> so every chance i get to stand up for life, i will. >> reporter: the gaetzes were wealthy and powerful in the community. his father, don gaetz, made a
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fortune, over $25 million, through a for-profit hospice company. he eventually went into politics. don gaetz was elected to the florida statehouse, rising to become a power player in florida politics. >> he is the new america. he is the new republican party. >> reporter: after graduating from william and mary law school, matt worked as a lawyer in florida for only a few years until a seat opened up in the florida statehouse. >> there is no cause in north west florida more worth fighting for than strengthening our military mission. >> reporter: matt leveraged his family name to easily win his first campaign in a special election to become a state representative in 2010. >> i hope everyone's ready to cut some taxes today. >> reporter: he served in the statehouse alongside his father for six years. >> it is my privilege to introduce the president of the florida senate, a guy i know pretty well, the senator from northwest florida, don gaetz. >> reporter: and took on the nickname "baby gaetz" among
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locals, a nod to his father's early influence. >> he was in the statehouse. there was a cadre of young lawmakers at the time that got a lot of attention. it was a crowd that liked to stay out late and have fun. >> reporter: political observers say it was in the statehouse where gaetz started to showcase his flashy and effective political instincts. >> he would get on the floor of the statehouse and just speak in these spell binding monologues. >> reporter: it was then that gaetz latched onto a tool that would help amplify his voice. >> his approach on twitter definitely anticipated the trump era. >> reporter: in 2016, gaetz ran again, this time for a florida congressional seat, and won. >> hey, matt, how are you doing? >> this is my mother. >> reporter: and came to washington the next year. >> congressman matt gaetz, come
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on up, matt. a man i just watched last night on television. he was fantastic. >> reporter: he quickly cozied up to then newly elected president trump. >> hey, mr. president. it's matt gaetz. i don't need anything, sir. just calling to tell you you did a great job today. don't let these people get you down. we're going to keep fighting for you with all we've got. >> reporter: becoming one of the president's chief defenders. >> president trump sometimes raises his voice and a ruckus. he knows that's what it takes to raise an army of patriots who love america and will protect her. >> reporter: and allies in congress. >> what we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court, and chairman schiff is acting like a malicious captain kangaroo. >> reporter: on capitol hill, he has cultivated a reputation as a brazen provocateur with a penchant for political stunts, focusing more on his personal brand than passing legislation. >> we're going to try to figure out what's going on.
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>> reporter: in 2019, leading a group of republicans to storm a closed-door deposition that was happening during the impeachment proceedings. >> we're going to go and see if we can get inside. >> reporter: and causing a dust-up with this tweet about michael cohen, seemingly threatening the president's former personal lawyer with the release of damaging personal information ahead of cohen's congressional testimony. after an uproar that he could have committed witness tampering, gaetz issued a rare apology. in march of last year, he wore a gas mask while voting on the floor of the u.s. house, mocking concern that was rising over the spread of covid-19. and then just days later, having to self-quarantine after coming into contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. >> defeat liz cheney in this upcoming election! >> reporter: this february, gaetz went to battle against a fellow republican, congresswoman liz cheney, traveling to her home state to lead a rally against her after she voted to impeach former president trump.
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>> i've been here for about an hour, and i feel like i already know the place a lot better than your misguided representative, liz cheney. >> reporter: last year the congressman announced for the first time that he has a 19-year-old son, a cuban immigrant that he says he's been parenting for years as a single dad. >> i couldn't imagine loving him any more if he was my own flesh and blood. i've raised him for the last six years, and he is just the most remarkable young man. >> reporter: and announced his engagement this past december after proposing to his 26-year-old girlfriend at mar-a-lago. and as he's fighting for his political life amid all of these allegations, tomorrow will be such a huge moment for him. he is keeping a long-standing speech at trump's golf property in miami. don. >> sunlen, thank you so much. appreciate that. president biden revealing the steps that he's taking to curb gun violence, but he says it's not enough. two parents whose daughter died in the aurora, colorado, movie
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now. they've offered plenty of thoughts and prayers -- members of congress -- but they've passed not a single new federal law to reduce gun violence. enough prayers. time for some action. >> time for action. i want to bring in now sandy and lonnie phillips. their daughter was killed in 2012 in the aurora theater shooting in colorado, and i'm so happy to see both of you. thank you for joining. let me just say right upfront, man, you guys are out there fighting every single day, and you've been fighting for years now. so thank you for what you're doing. i know that you were in touch with the white house, sandy, about biden's plan, which includes -- let me show folks what it includes. restricting weapons known as ghost guns, which can be built using parts and instructions purchased online. and you say his actions are a good start, but needs to be some legislation involved. >> absolutely.
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we know that executive actions only go so far. so we really need the american people to stand up. we know that they're on our side. the majority of gun owners are on our side. so if they're republican, they need to really be pushing on their gop leaders, and if they're independents, they need to be pushing on both sides. and we already know where the democrats stand on this thankfully. so we've got some work to do, and it would be nice if we didn't have the filibuster standing in the way. >> yeah. i want to -- what do you think about that because joe manchin said that, you know, especially when it comes to voting rights, but it would also be applicable to gun legislation as well, that he doesn't want to get rid of the filibuster, that he thinks that both sides just need to work towards the middle and that it's the fringes that are --
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instead of fringe issues. i don't see sensible gun rights as a fringe issue. >> it's not a fringe issue. joe manchin is a republican in democratic clothing. he is not our friend right now. he is one senator that is keeping us, and it looks like he's going to keep us from getting anything done. so, you know, it's like it's all on him, and what's he doing? he's protecting his self. >> instead of protecting the public. >> sandy, i've got to ask you, in the break we were chatting and you talked to me briefly about what you say to some of the -- and it's a, quote, unquote, new survivors, right? can you share some of that with our audience, the concept new survivors is striking because we know that there are bound to be more. >> unfortunately, yes. in fact, we've already made contact with several of the survivors from the boulder
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shooting in colorado. and with what happened today, there's a lot of excitement, and there should be. i mean we have a president now who is finally standing up and saying what needs to be said and what needs to be done. that is wonderful news. at the same time, we've got a long way to go. so i always tell them to stay positive and don't let up. this is the time to push even harder because there's so much that does need to be done and accomplished. and really like today when president biden talked about repealing placa and if that was the only thing he could get done, that's what he would choose to get done. and we are in full agreement with him and we'll do anything we can to get that one item absolutely repealed, that one law repealed because it will make a world of difference. >> and the things that he -- >> go on, lonnie. >> the thing that he's already done under the pressure that he was put by the outgoing president, it's amazing.
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i mean they talk about chewing gum and walking at the same time. well, he's been chewing gum, walking a tight rope trying to get something done. he gave republicans every opportunity to do something. they won't budge an inch. we talked to ted cruz back when jessie was killed, and he's the same way. all i can think of is obstructionist. >> well, lonnie and sandy, keep up the fight, and we'll continue to have you on to discuss this. let's see what happens now. we appreciate it. >> thank you, don. >> thank you very much. >> we appreciate it and thank you for the invitation. >> absolutely. nearly two weeks of emotional, draining testimony in the trial of the police officer accused of murder in the death of george floyd. eric garner's mother weighs in after this.
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very powerful testimony in the derek chauvin trial today. a medical witness laying out exactly what happened to george floyd in devastating terms as he gasped for air in his final moments. george floyd's killing sparked a massive nationwide protest for racial justice and equality that we saw last summer. joining me now to discuss, gwen carr, the mother of eric garner. eric garner died after an nypd officer used an illegal choke hold. she's also the author of "this stops today." we're honored to have you here. good evening, ms. carr. thanks for joining. >> good evening. thanks for having me. i'm so, you know, elated that you would have me on your show. >> your son, eric garner's killing sparked the first of the
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"i can't breathe" rallying cries for police reform and justice. what is it like for you to see another case this time, george floyd, playing out in court? >> well, i tell you, it's like an echo, an echo from the grave because the george floyd case was so, so close in proximity to my son's case. they both said "i can't breathe." they both were put in choke holds in different ways. and in both cases, the officer decided to take their life and wouldn't even give them the privilege of breathing. >> you warned early on that the defense would try to assassinate george floyd's character. today a medical expert providing testimony, blowing a hole in the defense's attempts to blame floyd's death on drugs. do you think that we're going to see justice in this case? >> i'm really optimistic that we are going to see justice.
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i'm going to put it in the atmosphere that there will be justice. i'm not putting any negative energy in the atmosphere. >> you're an optimistic person, and i know you're looking at it because you believe the country needs this, right? >> yes. the country does need a sigh of relief because there's so many cases where there is no justice served. there's no convictions. there is not even an inkling of accountability. so now with this case, america is on trial. it's not just the officer on trial. so we want to see if america comes to grips and admits that there's a problem because before we can solve a problem, we have to admit that there is a problem. >> mm-hmm. you know, you appear in this new cnn original series "the people
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v. the klan" about a mother's fight for justice after the death of her child. i want to play a clip from the series. here it is. >> that morning one of my cousins called and said they believe it's michael. it's him. that's all i could say was "it's him." i was just numb. i couldn't believe that this was happening to us, and i looked outside my mom's door, and it was people everywhere. i mean everywhere in the neighborhood, they had come from far and near. my sister, cynthia hamilton, she went to identify the body with my husband. >> all he had done was left his mom's house that night to walk to the service station to buy a pack of cigarettes.
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not knowing what was waiting for him. i can only imagine what mrs. donald went through. >> what connection do you see between michael donald's story and what happened to your son? >> well, i see several similarities. i see that that was a mother who had lost her son and was so hurt as with my son, but she was not willing to just let it be swept under the rug because we can't let these things just get swept under the rug and we do nothing about it. yes, we're going to grieve. we're going to cry. but then we've still got to get up, and we have to stand up because if we don't, if we don't stand up for our children, no one will. and like her, she went against the biggest klan organization -- the biggest racist organization
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in the land, and ultimately she won. with me, i went up against the police department because they did not want to have a trial. they didn't do any indictments and said they wasn't going any further. but i told them i was going further, and i did get a departmental trial. and i did get at least one officer fired, which i am after the other officer still as we speak. i have like a case going against them. so we as mothers, we will not stop. we will go the distance for our children no matter what it takes. we have to step out the box sometime, but it doesn't matter. you took our child. so what else can you do to us? so we are alike parallel, but we are alike. >> gwen carr, thank you coming on. i appreciate your passion. thanks so much. >> oh, thank you. >> thank you. so make sure you tune in.
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the new cnn original series "the people v. the klan." it premieres with back-to-back episodes sunday at 9:00 eastern right here on cnn. and we'll be right back.
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as you all know, i've written a book that has just come out. it's called "this is the fire." it's based on my life experiences and how they relate to the world and the job i do as a journalist. my colleague and friend brooke baldwin has done the exact same
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thing. her new book is called "huddle: how women unlock their collective power" as you can hear in the background, brooke joins me now. you've seen us on the air because we huddle. >> a lot of times with champagne. >> we huddle on new year's eve and you see us. hi, my friend. how are you holding up? >> hello, my love. so nice to be on with you. >> you know i've got to talk to you. we are journalists. i want to talk to you about how your book relates to what's happening currently and that you said among the women who have inspired you for this book, one of them was congresswoman lucy mcbath, the woman behind moms demand action. we've covered so many shootings. >> yes. >> another one today. what are your thoughts? >> yes. what essentially they are the largest grassroots huddle in this country. 6 million strong.
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i first started by talking to shannon watts, who started moms in the wake of sandy hook. she went to her facebook page. she was outraged as the rest of the world was and went to her 75 facebook followers and started this. and along came lucy mcbath, black woman. shannon is a white woman. it's so important to approach this from an intersectional feminist perspective. essentially lucy, now congresswoman lucy mcbath, went to shannon and say, hey, i really appreciate what you're doing with moms but you're really only focusing on these suburban white schools. and, you know, gun violence touches everyone. it touched her son jordan who was playing his music too loud in a parking lot and he lost his life for it. these two women who come from very different backgrounds came together, huddled, and now look at what they're doing especially given what continues to happen in this country with gun violence. they want change. they're demanding it. >> speaking of people who want change, people who are -- i call
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them revolutionaries, really fighting. stacey abrams, who also inspired you in part to write this book. she's part of your huddle now. when you look at what she has been able to accomplish with voting rights and challenges ahead when it comes to voting rights in this country and people trying to suppress the vote, which suppresses the vote for poor people, people of color, and a lot of women, right? >> yep. >> so a lot has been accomplished and has been driven by women. >> yes! >> and i think it's amazing that you highlight this. you spotlight all of these great things. stacey abrams is helping to change the country. >> stacey abrams is an og huddler. way back when she was the deputy city attorney in my hometown of atlanta, georgia, and she saw a group of -- she referred to them as secretaries with like all this brilliant, you know, legal knowledge, and they just weren't getting paid. she essentially said to the city we need to do something about this, and she huddled with these women to get them more training once she had access to power. then of course they got higher salaries. cut to she's the house minority
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leader in georgia, and what do you have to do? you learn how to fund-raise. she has this sort of jedi fund-raising skill. more recently as we were all covering the election and you see how women and specifically black women really showed up to help flip georgia and then of course the senate runoffs in january, stacey literally shared the wealth from all of her fund-raising with a lot of other women, a lot of other women groups, women of color. the narrative in our culture likes to pit women against one another, but we need to be like the stacey abrams of the world and we need to huddle. >> you're one of the bravest people i know because you're leaving a comfortable spot. people love you. and you're doing a brave thing and you're going out to conquer the world and do different things. how are you feeling? >> i hope i'm going to conquer the world. keep telling me that. i love you, don lemon, and we got to keep our huddle alive baby because i don't totally know what i'm doing next. i just know i have been so emboldened by these various
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women who i've had the privilege of interviewing just even in my career at cnn and of course in this book. i cannot be the bravest, boldest version of myself and hold space with these women, so i am off. i'm doing my back flip off the high dive. i'll be texting you every single new year's eve or maybe i'll be slinking in the background. we'll have a little bit of fun still, you know. but i got to do this thing. i got to go. >> yeah. listen, you know when it's time, and it's your time. and so i am -- i am really in awe of what you're doing. the book, i am so proud of you. i hope you do gangbusters. i love you. congratulations. >> thank you. love you, don. >> go buy this book. it's called "huddle: how women unlock their collective power," and it's by the brooke baldwin. >> thank you. >> thank you, baby. and thank you for watching, everyone. our coverage continues. natural g fragrances, day after day...
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