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classics and new ones leading the way. we also should tell you we're monitoring tropical storm elsa as it barrels toward florida. this is a live look from key west. stay with cnn for the latest on the storm. and don't go anywhere. "inside politics" the john king starts right now. hello. welcome to inside politics. i'm john king in washington. florida now under a hurricane watch. the outer bands will hit surfside. rescuers are racing the clock. today marks six months since the capitol insurrection. the fbi is looking for 300 suspects. republicans are still denying the truth. and now law enforcement officials are warning the capitol may still be vulnerable. and the president delivers a covid update soon. another plea to americans to get vaccinated will be part of it.
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new data makes crystal clear the risk of skipping your shot. >> the new things around the world add to the weight of evidence to convince you to talk to your doctor or pharmacist, get the questions answered, and get vaccinated. if you live in a community with a lower amounts of vaccination rates, generally speaking in the southeast, it's much more likely you're going to see outbreaks. in fact, it's guaranteed you're going to see outbreaks over the course of the late summer and in the fall. >> we begin right there with the biden administration struggle to reach vaccine hesitant americans and what the divide over getting your shot tells us about the country's fault lines. in the abc news poll, 93 % of democrats say they are or will get vaccinated. only 49% of republicans say that. with me to share the insights this way, barbara tall i have, jonathan martin, and sun ming kim of the washington post.
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polarization has been with us since the clinton presidency. this is from the poll. how do you rate how biden is handling things? 94% of democrats approve of his presidency. only 8 % of republicans. 95% of democrats approve of the handling of covid. a third of republicans do give the democratic president some credit on covid. be you look at crime, lopsided. democrats say great. republicans say horrible. immigration, democrats say good, republicans say horrible. this is with us on the issues for a long time. the challenge is on a public health crisis, an issue of life and death, safety. is a vaccine safe? should we follow science? how and why has polarization crept into that? >> there's no two ways to read the numbers. they're clear. and they mirror, axios and ipsos have been doing a survey on how americans perceive coronavirus. how it affects them. what they want to do about it. consistently, the most divisive
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issue is not social owe economic, it's not gender or age. it's not race. it's political partisan i.d. and with that, it is where do you get most of your news? which media is your preferred news outlet. those two issues go in tandem and hand in hand, and they split, they go through every issue. but particularly vaccinations. and how afraid of the virus are you, and how will you dial back your life and modify your interactions with people in order to limit the spread of the virus? and now we're seeing it. this has been -- this is a threshold public officials and politicians have known more than a year has been coming inspect as soon as the vaccine goes out, there's some period of time where we see how many americans are willing to get vaccinated. we saw the number go up and then peak. now we're seeing the hop sit. it's the anyone can get it now in the united states. if you haven't had it yet and you don't have a specific health reason, it is by choice and it is almost certainly tied to your
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political beliefs. >> and the president on a weekly basis gives updates. he's trying to urge americans to get the vaccine. the data is overwhelming. 99% of the recent deaths, people unvaccinated. the delta variant taking hold, the case count going up where the -- >> you heard the former biden adviser saying go to the doctor and ask your question. party label should not matter in a pandemic. we went through this in the trump presidency and now in a different context for the biden presidency. who do you strus? your own doctor. 28% of republicans. -- 82% of republicans. only 30% trust dr. fauci. only 45% state government officials. republicans are incredibly skeptical of any institution. any political institution. anybody with a title or label. >> right. that's why you see -- we saw the white house roll out new details of how they're going to
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encourage more vaccinations now that we entered the new phase. a lot of it is relying on primary care doctors making sure the vaccines are available at your general practitioner, your primary care doctors. and really relying on local community leaders. and that's been their tactic for some time. they go to the white house said this morning they were going to also employ more door to door tactics to make sure you are proactively directly reaching out to people who have not yet been vaccinated. but that is why kind of trying to take politics away from this, trying to take president biden out of the equation, dr. fauci, the political institutions is so important for the administration to keep reaching that vaccination goal number. and you have seen republican politicians in congress who are encouraging vaccinations, take on that talk. i remember one of the more successful ads were the coalition of republican doctors in congress wearing their medical coats and encouraging people to get vaccinated.
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the biden administration is hoping for more of that kind of messaging. again, as margaret pointed out, how effective it is is yet to be seen. >> and this is a tlohere are th. 99% of those who die are not vaccinated. if that's not enough to scare people straight, there's nothing that's going to move them. you've seen -- a timeline the first half of this year of the biden folks and the cdc in may realizing look, we've got to incentivize people to get the vaccine. maybe if we do the sort of masking issue, you know, you're free to go maskless. >> incentivizing. >> if you get the vaccine, it didn't work. next up, let's give away money. lotteries. >> didn't really work. so now we're at the point of okay, will death move people? and to be seen. >> tbd. the white house is worried you'll have regional outbreaks inspect in the states where you have lower vaccination rates
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that return of school and colder weather, you'll have regional outbreaks. it's easy for people to say that's in red states. but biden is the president and will suffer just as trump did. you're the president of the united states and it's in trouble. how do you break through if you're the biden white house where you had a great vaccine rollout but you've plateaued if not hit a wall? >> this is a top concern for the white house for months. you saw that it wasn't just going to be them dispatching political figures, the president, the vice president, dr. anthony fauci, but also relying on religious leaders in communities. even gop strategists trying to get folks like chris christie to go out and talk to people. that's separate from the white house's effort. moving forward especially as you have a delta variant that does not know partisan lines when it comes down to it. there is possibly no more risky kind of area when we talk about the agenda right now or having a
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polarized divided society can make such an impact and have such harm than a public health crisis that rarely is going to impact everybody. despite what geographic area. >> and there's no break. there's no break today, and there's no break that you can foresee in this two america conversation. because we are getting closer and closer by the second to the midterm election campaign. this reporting in "the washington post" today, it's fascinating of the nearly 700 republicans who filed official paperwork to run next year, at least a third have embraced trump's false claims about his defeat. you sit at home and say what does that have to do with the president trying to sell covid vaccines to hesitant people? a lot of them are republicans. and this is the republican conversation. joe biden is not president. donald trump won. some of them say donald trump is coming back in september. how do you breakthrough in that
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environment if you're a democratic president and the people you're trying to reach did not vote for you? >> yeah. the way you have a third of the country is sort of immune to those kinds of facts that you just mentioned. that president biden did win. donald trump did lose. it creates challenges. i think you have to go back to the stat you showed a minute ago which is who do folks trust? they trust their doctor. i think that ultimately, if the death stats or staggering as they are, don't move people, what choice do you have left than trying to get local physicians and hospitals to actively encourage their patients to get the vaccine? >> and if you don't believe it, again, sometimes you're connecting dots that can't be connected. i believe this can be connected because of the environment that people out there are processing. you mentioned some people only hear what they want to hear or hear people who agree. let's go back in time. j.d. vance, october 2016 tweets right after the access hollywood incident.
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fellow christians, everyone is watching us when we apologize for this man. lord, help us. that's j.d. vance then. j.d. vance wants to run for senate in a republican primary in ohio. yesterday he says forgive me on fox news. >> i asked folks not to judge me based on what i said in 2016 because i've been open about the fact that i did say those critical things, and i regret them. i regret being wrong about the guy. i think he was a good president. i think he made a lot of good decisions for people and took a lot of flak. as you probably appreciate, i've take an lot of flak myself over the last few years for standing up for the president's voters and also for the agenda. and i think that's the most important thing. >> it would be easier for president biden to breakthrough with at least a sliver of republicans if the conversation among republicans was moving away from trump. away from denying science. away from denying election results. the conversation among republicans is moving exactly the opposite direction right now. >> part of a trend as well of republicans really taking actions with a motive to align
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themselves with the former president trump. right? i mean, the statements you just saw there, that's part of a trend of kevin mccarthy going to mar-a-lago to visit the former president. why we don't have a january 6th commission with republicans not wanting to take action that will continue to prompt criticism of the prior administration. >> one part of the j.d. vance interview i found interesting, he mentioned recently that he visited the former president at his home, and it's part of a parade of republican candidates in these primary states and swing states. ohio and pennsylvania and others, they are really continuing to kiss the ring of the defeated president just really underscoring how much of a lock he has on the party. >> and because the assumption is the voters are with him. the only thing that changes that, all that breaks that grip is if the voters prove they're not as attached to trump as the candidates assume they are. how? if candidates win primaries who are not super pro trumpy, and in the mid terms if the gop does
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not have a great midterm. i think unless those things happen, i think we're going to keep seeing folks flock to mar- mar-a-lago. >> governors like mike dewine sending ohio law enforcement to the border in texas. the conversation is going toward trump, not away. everybody stand by. today is six months since the insurrection. there are new fears not enough is being done to improve capitol security. from liberty mutual! nothing rhymes with liberty mutual. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ my plaque psoriasis... ...the itching ...the burning. the stinging. my skin was no longer mine.
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today marks six months since the shopping capitol insurrection. in a statement this morning the capitol police force paying tribute to officers who lost their lives or were injured. they listed enhancements to
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building and lawmaker security. there are concerns not enough has been done to prevent another attack. the latest warning comes as the feds sound alarms about the risk of new violence by right wing ek treemists driven by a nonsensical theory that somehow the former president can be reinstated in august. we are joined by whitney with new reporting. >> reporter: there's a concern as the threat looms in august, this potential for more violence that federal officials are warning about, that they are simply not prepared to take on another wave, another january 6th. one of the reasons for that is because the department continues to lose officers. and it takes a long time to get officers trained and back on the force. union leader telling us it can take about a year from the time an officer is hired to do the background check and academy and get them trained and get them field ready. that's one element. there's an additional element here. the capitol police is boasting they have made a list of changes that are within their control. for example, they're doing new
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trainings and have sent their civil disturbance officials y the unit responsible for fending off rioters to places to try to train and bring the knowledge back to capitol police. they've done joint exercises with the national guard. they've bought new equipment they were lacking. capitol police says look, we're making the changes that are within our control. however, looming in the background is this major cultural and operational overhaul recommended by a list of people. this is outside reviews have suggested this. inspector general reports that come out monthly have suggested this, too, and what lawmakers as insiders and outsiders are watching for is this big change from uscp. they want to see them become an intelligence-based protective agency. that's going to take a lot of time. for now there are smaller changes. rank and file officers say those
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are marginal. capitol police basically saying they're doing everything they can, but they need more funding to effect this big change everyone is looking for. >> more funding and bigger conversations about the direction. appreciate the reporting. panel is back with us. let's step back for context at six months and look at numbers. 500 plus arrests in the capitol insurrection. so 100 arrests on assaulting a law enforcement officer. 12 have entered plea bargains. 300 suspects unidentified. the fbi still seeking the pipe bomb suspect. the numbers tell you you see 500 arrests and think wow, impressive job by law enforcement. you see 300 suspects still unidentified, you think wow, this was a giant operation. and yes, progress, but it's a lot of work to do. >> that's right. and i think as we head into august, i don't want to be alarmist about this or be predictive in a way, but we have seen in years past that august is this time for congress when
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things outside of the building happen. i think there are a lot of concerns about what sort of grass roots efforts are going to get mobilized over the summer and what currently exists in terms of the capitol police structure is ready to handle all of that. >> and it comes back to the previous conversation about the reality or the nonreality of conversations that happen in this town. the conspiracy and fiction of certain conversations that happen in this town. eric swalwell is suing mo brooks. is that a legitimate lawsuit? i'm not a lawyer. i don't know. but mo brooks in his response says this. and many brooks' judgment, trump should be serving his second term as president of the united states. brooks welcomes public debate with anyone who ignorantly claims otherwise. that is horse, insert. joe biden won the electoral
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college and election. trump had every recourse to challenge, did and lost. a member of congress swore an oath to the constitution and is spewing bull, insert the rest there. that's the problem here. >> because he wants to be a u.s. senator. and he's in a primary for the seat that's currently held by senator shelby. he is trying to obviously take advantage of the fact that the primary -- in his state is going to be pro trump, and so if that means a court document that reads like that, he's obviously willing to do it. this is going to play out in the midterms next year. is this kind of failty to trump and trumpism the key to win the primaries? if it is, that's going to give democrats, obviously, huge fodder in the fall. they're going to run against trump and the gop being the party of trump. if it's not necessary anymore, and trump's -- on the party is waning, that creates a whole
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different set of questions for the gop going into the fall and into 24. >> and we'll get there when we get there. one of the issues that came up earlier, the january 6th select committee. they couldn't agree. the speaker went ahead with a select committee. republicans have their own emerging plan. once mccarthy names his picks, they want to focus on the stuff pelosi took or didn't take to secure the capitol that way according to republican sources. the actions everybody took that day can and should be scrutinized. if you come into it with an open mind. what did the president do, the chief of staff, leader mccarthy, speaker pelosi. if you commit to it with an open mind, let's gather facts and not look for harpoons. >> it's another example of this whole what aboutism strategy that mccarthy as taken into policing behavior from his own caucus and what not. you see immediately in the days after the insurrection, mccarthy was concerned. so maybe if we had this vote,
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maybe if the bipartisan commission had been pushed earlier this year, there would have been a different outcome, but again, as more time passes, unfortunately, people forget about the trauma that day. it should never be forgotten, but it happens and people are much more hardened into partisan corners. that select committee is the veen you for the political infighting. up next, lost in translation. how can the president breakthrough with those who still won't get their covid vaccine? 100% online. now we've created a brand-new way for you to sell your car. whether it's a year old or a few years old. we wanna buy your car. so go to carvana and enter your license plate answer a few questions. and our techno wizardry calculates your car's value and gives you a real offer in seconds. when you're ready, we'll come to you, pay you on the spot and pick up your car, that's it. so ditch the old way of selling your car, and say hello to the new way at carvana.
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president biden later today delivers a covid update. for all the dramatic progress y the white house is grappling with a frustrating challenge. the delta variant is raising the risk for the unvaccinated. state with fewer people vaccinated are seeing three times the number of new covid-19 infections on arverage. when you map out vaccine hesitancy, you can see why the president has a dilemma. this is the percentage of americans fully vaccinated in your state. you want your state darker. vermont 66 %. look down here, mississippi 30%. alabama 33%. biden trying to convince the states to get vaccinated. trump states, it's a tough argument. the lowest rates for
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vaccinations, action rkansas, a. you see the states lagging way behind. put it in the context of the trends map, 26 states in green. fewer covid infections today compared to a week ago. 26 states trending in the right direction. arkansas going up. vermont is green. the case count going down. arkansas is orange, the case count going up. in arkansas only 35% of the residents there are fully vaccinated. 17 cases per 100,000 people over the past week. 17 daily cases per 100,000 people over the past week. this is the national average here. well above the national average. vermont, you've got 66% vaccinated there. fewer than one case a day. below the national average. if your vaccine rate sup, your case count is down. it's indisputable. let's bring in dr. lena wynn, the former baltimore health commissioner. the data is just black and
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white. if you have a higher vaccination rate, you have a lower case count. the president will come out today. the white house trying to revamp the strategy to convince people to get the shot. what can he do? >> i think the president can do a lot at this point. we have to look at why it is that people are not getting vaccinated. people who are eligible are choosing not to be. they have a different risk benefit calculation. they don't think that covid is that much of a threat to them. and maybe they've heard misinformation or disinformation about the safety of the vaccines. so they're saying i don't want to get the vaccine because i think the threat of the vaccine is greater than the threat of covid. well, obviously that needs to be corrected, and we need correct information to be spread. but i also think that president biden can do a lot when it comes to rewarding those who are vaccinated. not talking about this as an individual choice. but actually saying that this is something, getting vaccinated affects your community. it affect people around you.
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and to that effect, i actually think the president missed a major opportunity in not requiring vaccinations at his fourth of july celebration. at this point we need social pressure and society pressure to help convince people that vaccination, yes, it is your patriotic duty. you show you care about others and so you're not welcome at the white house, and at other major events if you're not vaccinated. >> that's an excellent point. we talked about leadership by example in the past presidency. we should talk about it currently as well. they're going to talk about door knocking to get into vaccine hesitant communities. getting the vaccine from big institutions into local primary care physicians. do you believe those steps would help breakthrough? >> i think it will help. that's tinkering around the edges. i think that the single biggest thing that the biden administration can be doing is to get behind the idea of vaccine verification. i'm not talking about a national vaccine pass port, but rather the workplaces, schools, they're interested in having proof of
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vaccination in order to help to make their employees and their customers safer. the biden administration can help with this. because eventually what we need is an upped, out system. right now we have an opt in. if you have an opt out, vaccines are required, but if you sign this piece of paper and you get weekly testing, you can opt out of it. i actually think that is what's going to -- what it's going to take to increase vaccination up take by a lot. >> as we head into where we are on the calendar, summer camp season, i want to get your perspective. more than 125 cases tied to south texas church camp. texas is one of the states that's below the national average when it comes to vaccination. if you talk about a summer camp or sending your kids to camp at any time or even adults to camps or group settings, is this a one off or is this something that troubles you? >> this is definitely not a one-off. we're going to see many more headlines like this. this was a camp for 6 to 12th
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graders. we don't know about masking and vaccinations, if they were required. i bet they were not. that neither vaccines nor masks were required for a camp like this which is why they had a major super spreader event. 125 out of 400 people attending with ripple effects to the community. many more hundreds or thousands exposed as a result. i think this is another reminder that the pandemic is now over. but also, that it's not just about individual choice. you may choose not to be vaccinated, but that also affects the decisions of others around you as well. even vaccinated people can still be infected by a lot of unvaccinated people around them. and so we really should be doing better when it comes to conveying that vaccination is not just about you. >> doctor, grateful as always for your insights. we'll continue the conversation. you can check out the forthcoming book, lifelines a doctor's journey in the fight for health. pick it up as soon as you can. tropical storm elsa bearing down in the florida coast.
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in florida today residents bracing for severe weather. the governor warning the storm is expected to be, quote, near hurricane strength as it makes land fall. chad, what's the latest? >> it was a little bit bigger
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yesterday when i was talking to you. still in the water south of cuba. then it ran over cuba and put down a foot of rain or more in some spots. now it's become over water after losing power. 60 miles per hour. and the forecast is going to 70. now the center is over water again as it will continue. >> something to notice with the storm. there's the center. notice how much rain is to the west. nothing. how much rain convection to the east? all of it. and this is all moving to the north on up into florida. we will have storm surge. we will have some storms that begin to circulate. we will also have heavy rainfall with lightning. and that surge going up the river may. try to push back on rain that's going down the river. look at miami right now. we have 12 and a gust of 26 last hour. key west just had a gust to 70 as the storm travels to the north along the western side of the state.
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so that's what we're going to see today, and into tonight. by later on tonight, i do believe it's likely we will see most of that precipitation on the east side of the eye into tampa, fort myers and even jacksonville. up here, it's very wet. you have a 50 miles per hour wind up there, trees are going to fall down. power lines. a completely different set of circumstances there. hurricane watch is in effect for 4 million. if it does get to 75 miles per hour, they will turn that to a hurricane warning. john? >> we'll keep in touch over the next couple of days and watch how it plays out. let's go to the ground in surf side. crews continue the search of the collapsed condo rubble. more of the area is safe for the search crews and the death toll sadly is climbing. rosa flores is live for us from surfside. rosa, what's the latest? >> reporter: the death toll climbing to 32 overnight. the number of unaccounted is at 113. officials say this is still a search and rescue mission.
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but the fire chief warning that they have not found any signs of life. the fire chief, though, does say they're using every single tool they have very aggressively. they're using heavy machinery and also the brave men and women that are still sifting through the rubble. they have teams, not just here from florida but ohio, indiana, and even the israeli team is still here sifting through the rubble. they say that they are delayering. they continue to do it. that's since removing layers of concrete, looking for voids, following those voids. now, after the demolition, the standing portion of this building, a third of this site was opened up, allowing these search and rescue teams to finally get into some of those voids. sadly, that's why officials say that some of those new fatalities, john, were a part of that surge. and we continue to be here again. this is still a search and
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rescue mission. >> rosa, grateful for the live update. it's sobering and sad when you look at the crews going through the mounds of rubble. rosa, glad you're there for us to chronicle this. a giant 2022 questions. how aggressive should republicans be in places where they get to redraw congressional districts? neutrogena® beach defense® the suncare brand used most by dermatologists and their families, neutrogena® for people with skin. anything to drink? just water... hold on, we're coming! mio... water tastes like, well...water. so we fixed it. mio.
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we are fast approaching what will be a chaotic year in con graegsal politics. the midterms and redistricting. democrats are worried they could lose their majority. why? because the census moving house districts. republicans in a lot of states have the power to change the map. what are the options? look at kentucky. only one house district. you see only one blue house district for democrats. could kentucky republicans make this go away? watch this. this is hep we stretch out the map. they could. if they wanted to redraw the lines. take a piece of louisville and stretch this district out from here and take a little bit more. put the rest down here. you can split the city, the urban area and get rid of the democratic district. another place where this could be done is in tennessee. only one democrat here. jim cooper was unopposed last time. 100% of the vote. could you make the district go
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away? of course. take the urban area, take a little bit for this district, this one, and make it go away. right? republicans have the power to do that if they so choose. the question is will they? will they risk the lawsuits? a quick example of what this looks like. utah, all republicans in the house dell grags right now, but if you go back to the 20 20 presidential election, you see right here, there are democrats in utah, joe biden won the salt lake city area and out here. but remember this area. salt lake city in the suburb. more than 1 million people. that could be a congressional district with room to change. why are there no republicans in the district? look at this. stretch this out. turn that off. stretch this out for you and take a look. what the republicans did when they drew the lines, this is the area that was blue. one, two, three. divide the democrats into three congressional districts and the rural areas overwhelm them. barack obama is part of the democratic effort to fight efforts like this. he says don't trust the
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republicans. >> don't democrats and republicans in the past have endpajed in political gerrymandering. there's no perfectly clean hands here. but what has changed as we have seen over the last decade or two, the republican party in particular embracing this particular strategy with gusto and little shame. >> he's not wrong that republicans are much less afraid than democrats to flex their power in bold ways when they have it. the question is how aggressive do you get? mitch mcconnell is telling republicans, please don't do that. he thinks it's too complicated. in tennessee they're saying we can make it go away. you could take the seat away in some areas. do you end up in court or what else is the question? >> that's the big worry for republicans. you wind up having a mid decade
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court challenge, in which you lose the campaigns that -- the gains you made which is what happened in recent years in two major states in carolina and pennsylvania. i think that's the hesitation. the fact you're going to have a penalty for doing this. let's be clear. it's not just the gop that's doing this and has in the past. president obama can look down in springfield, illinois to summon his friends who know about drawing lines. i think this is a sort of decade's long tradition in both parties. there's no question that now the gop has got more control of more states and is being much more aggressive on this front. >> which is kwhie you have an interesting conversation where republicans in washington who remember north carolina and pennsylvania thought they were going to benefit from it and lost because they were overambitious, trying to tell hungry republicans at the state level, temper ambitions. an old saying, pigs get fat,
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hogs get slaughtered. another, when you get cute you end up in a lawsuit and lose it. another you have a bad election. instead of losing a couple seats, you lose four or five. the voices in washington are trying to tell the less experienced people at the state level, be greedy but not too greedy. >> i love that. what's the other expression, because they can? that's also what we're looking at. think about what they have to do to take back control of the house, five seats. senate, up seat. it's not so hard to see republicans if they could be strategic about this, picking up and then having a little buffer, a comfortable buffer. but it country matter. everything is going to court anyway, no matter what. the one thing we know is because of the partisan difference in balance of power n the democrats play stronger at the federal level. even at the federal level, it's
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a divided senate. right? it's a bare majority in the house. everything is going to court. >> and there's the court part but also the where are we part of it in the sense that if you're republicans and rewind the tape five or six years, if you take the urban areas and moved them over, you would win there. you would take the district. trump so lost the suburbs. they got pummelled in the suburbs. and so the question is is that going to come back. politico says the environment of the trump era is volatile making it hard tore gauge how certain -- harder to gauge how certain areas will read. how do you factor in, you're not sure when you factor in trump. >> absolutely. we described the appetite and in terms of whether there's hesitation to do this, we haven't really seen this hesitation when it comes to the republican need to assert control over state legislatures. that gives them an advantage when we talk about drawing lines. the other branch of this strategy is well, is the increase in legislation on a
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local level we've seen to also crack down on voting rights for certain areas as well? that's how you keep the advantage for drawing lines here, especially from maintaining control. >> to your point of self-interest, a lot of the incumbent house gop folks who don't want to get aggressive at drawing the lines are also interested in the safety of their own seats. what happens if you're kentucky and split up louisville to drive john i can't remember it into retirement and create an all gop delegation? you have a lot of democrats coming into somebody else's seat. maybe that's part of the reason why they're not so inclined? >> you also have the numbers coming in late because of the pandemic delays. you've got a compressed schedule in some states. it's harder to run complicated strategic calculations. >> have you ever heard self-interest mentioned in a conversation about politics? i'm shocked. >> fascinating. i love the numbers.
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