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achievement, now the organization for economic cooperation and development ranks america 35 out of 37 countries when it cops to investing in early childhood education and care. 35 out of 37. we cannot be competitive in the 21st century global economy if we continue to slide. my wife was a community college professor said any nation that outeducates us will outcompete us. and that is a fact. that is why i resolve that we have to once again build america from the bottom up and the middle out. i've never seen a time in american history when the middle class did well and the wealthy didn't do very well. but i'm tired of trickle down. trickle down doesn't have to work so much for the last 15 years for working class and middle class folks. that is why i propose two critical pieces of legislation.
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being debated back in washington right now. these bills are not about left versus right or modern versus progressive or anything that pits one american against another. these bills are about competitiveness versus complacency. competitiveness versus complacency. they're about expanding opportunity, not opportunity denied. but about leading the world or continuing to let the world pass us by. first, the infrastructure bill. it is about rebuilding the arteries of america. and the portal bridge project is showing why investments like this are so important. when the port of bridge was built, it was state-of-the-art and it really was. but 110 years ago. today it's been called something different. a choke point. a bottleneck. and a akillies hill and the
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busiest rail span in the entire western hemisphere. let me say that again. it is the busiest rail span in the entire western hemisphere. 450 trains pass over it every day. 200,000 amtrak and new jersey transit passengers. by ships and barges also need to get under it. and many can't fit. that means the bridges need to swing open and closed again. a process that stops real traffic and causes other problems. the bridge opens over 100 times a year and 15% of the time something goes wrong. 15% of the time. for example, if the rails don't lock back in place exactly right, the bridge closes. and sometimes you know what fixes it? in the 21st century? a sledgehammer. come out with a sledgehammer. and align the tracks.
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literally a sledgehammer to knock it back into place in the year 2021. one report a couple of years ago found that the portal bridge was particularly responsible for 2,000 hours of delays between 2014 and 2018. know the expression, time is money. as one computer said, if you're on the train, and they say portal bridge, you know you better make other plans. aging infrastructure like this is more than an inconvenience or a nuisance, it is an impediment. impediment to america's global competitiveness. we're in a worldwide race, things have changed. take a look. that what is happening right now is so important. today we're moving forward on a new bridge that will be higher over the water so it won't need to open and close. allow us to increase speed and
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safety and sufficiency and capacity. it will make life a lot better for new jersey commuters. and it is also going to create nearly 8,000 construction jobs in this area alone. this area's workers. 8,000 union jobs. union. [ applause ] as pointed to me not long ago i said i'm a union president, that i use someone calculated i use the word "union" more than the last seven presidents combined. because, guess what? it is a decent wage. it's about to make rail transportation which is a cleaner and greener way to travel the better choice for a lot of new jersey residents but not just -- everybody up and down the east coast. if i could pause for a second, apologize because some have heard this. i commuted every single day 263
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miles a day on amtrak. when i was vice president i used to like to take the train home because my mom was very sick and dying and i would come home every weekend to make sure i take the train home and secret service, would rather me fly because it is safer, too many people could get on and off and then on friday one of the senior guys on amtrak, i got to know all of the conductors really well, they became my friends. i mean, really, my genuine friends and i have them at my home during christmas and during the summer. and he goes up and said joey baby and i thought the secret service was going to blow his head on. wear to god, true story. i said he's a friend. and he said, joey, i read in the paper, i read in the paper you
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travel 1,200,000 miles on air force planes, because they keep meticulous tabs and i said yeah. and he is he -- i won't say the whole thing -- big deal. do you know how many miles you traveled on amtrak, joey? and he said the boys and i figured out at the retirement dinner. he said you traveled 2 million i think it was 180, but 2,200,000 miles. well 267 miles a day we figured you traveled 119 days a year for paradis 36 years so joey, i don't want to hear this before the air force any more. i'm a train guy because it is the most significant way we could deal with air pollution. single most significant way we could deal with global wrming. it is going to help the region vital maritime industry by making the movement of ships and
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bridges safer and more efficient. look, with my infrastructure bill, we're going to make sure projects like this are just the beginning. across the country there are 45,000 bridges in disrepair, some of them dangerously sow. 173,000 miles of road in poor condition. we're going to create them totally new, we're going to fix them. this is going to be a good union jobs prevailing wage and you could raise a family on, jobs that can't be outsourced, we're going to make the largest investment in public transit that are past their useful life and make the most significant in rag since the creation of amtrak. during peak periods when rail carriers have more passengers, rail is up to ten times more energy efficient than a person driving. ten times.
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with a huge opportunity here to provide, fast, safe and reliable and clean transportation in this country. while every study shows, i won't bore you with them all, but every study shows if you could get from point a. to point b. faster on rail than you could drive your automobile, you take the rail. a northeast corridor. we're talking about a $30 billion investments in major projects like the hudson river gateway tunnels and the portal bridge which it feeds into. look, i'm we're going to create jobs replacing lead water pipes. so families could drink water. something new jersey and governor murphy had been leading on. we're going to make sure high speed internet is affordable everywhere in america including in the nearly one in three new jersey families that don't have the internet subscription. how many times do you see people pull up to mcdonald's and sitting outside during the pandemic so they could do their homework because they couldn't get off their line.
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we're going to create jobs laying thousands of miles of transmission lines to build an energy grid and we're going to invest in strengthening our infrastructure against the impacts of climate change and the governor and i were talking a little bit earlier, just this year we've -- global warming has caused over $1 trillion. excuse me, $100 billion. $100 billion in damage. i visit the new jersey, the governor mentioned after the hurricane ida came through. the governor and several of you were with me. in manville, we met people put out of their homes by flooding and it was dech stating. water marks over people's heads and they would show me where the water had gotten to. i told them that help was on the way. since then, fema processed assistance applications for nearly 30,000 new jerseyans.
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and approved $150 million to replacement and rental assistance and other needs. between 2010 and '20, this state has had 24 extreme weather events. 24. nationally extreme weather as i said, cost the taxpayers over $100 billion a year. our plans is going to build our roads higher and our levies stronger and our power grids more durable all to with stand the intensity of extreme weather. and with my build back better plans, we're going to address the root cause of ever increasing extreme weather and destruction, the climate crisis. we have a climate crisis. i have flown all over this nation this year. in helicopters and going from lake mead, you know more land has been burned to the ground in the wasest, to the ground, fore homes than the entire state of new jersey. from all the way down to cape
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may, all the way up to the hudson. that is how much has burned to the ground. my infrastructure bill is always part of american's work from long over due national environment clean up. like cleaning up passaic river, the nation's most expensive superfund site. we're going to invest $42 billion in modernizing electrifying our ports and airports like the port of new york and new jersey, newark, liberty international airport, reducing congestion and emissions and creating thousands more good paying unions jobs. this is going to help us meet the moment of the climate crisis in a way creates good jobs and makes more economically competitive and we could breathe. look, we haven't passed the transformation -- the transformative structure bill for a decade. think about that. how many times have you -- with the former guy we had infrastructure week. not a single thing happened. we need to get this done.
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and it isn't enough just to invest in our physical infrastructure. we also have to invest in our people. that is what the build back better plan does. i just had the opportunity to visit a preschool on the east end elementary in north plainfield. they provide access to free school for all kids 4 years and above. this will make it possible to expand that program to 3-year-olds all across america. the earlier ore children began to learn, the better for themselves, their family and the nation. studies show that children who have attended quality preschool are 50% more likely to finish high school, and get a two or four-year degree. after high school. but right now, we're lagging behind. today only about half of 3 and 4-year-olds in america are enrolled in early education. in germany, france, the ux k. and even latvia, that number is
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over 90%. over 90% of three and 4-year-olds are in school. my build back better plan gets us back on track. we'll make two years of high quality preschool available to every child in america. and an average two-parent household in this state spends $15,000 to care for just one child every year. everybody said how do you know? i know about this. when i get elected to the united states senate my wife and daughter were killed, i had two little boys and i was making a lot of money as a u.s. senator, $42,000 a year and i could not afford, and that is why i started commuting every single day. could not afford to have two houses and day care. thank god i have a sister as my best friend and my brother and mother and father who helped out. my build back better plan will cut childcare costs more than in half for low and middle income new jersey residents. under my plan no middle class family will spend more than 7%
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of the income on childcare. we extend tax cuts for parents by expanding the childcare tax credit. everybody talks about children. and josh has heard me say it, i view it as a tax cut for middle class families. a tax cut. we never have an argument when we talk about the wealthy. this is a tax cut. it changes lives of the american people. [ applause ] as many people in new jersey understand, it means you get $300 a month for child under 6 and that money is already a life changer for so many working families. it is projected to cut child poverty in new jersey by 36%. these bills are going to change the lives of millions of people in the areas and hundreds of millions of people acrossed country for better and for years to come. so everyone here today, especially governor murphy and other dedicated officials here
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today, thank you for showing us what is possible. because when we make these investments, there could be no stopping america. we will own the future. this initiative is about betting on america, about believing in america, about believing in the american people. if you're looking at the history of the journey of this nation, what becomes clear is this -- given half a chance, the american people have never ever, ever, ever, let their country down. so let's get this done. let's move. folks, we have the most -- we have the most talented work force in the world. what are we doing? what in god's name are we doing? and by the way, you hear these numbers, $3.5 trillion and $1.75 trillion, we pay for it all. it doesn't increase the deficit one single cent. so let's get to work.
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let's put people to work. and let's once again re-establish america as the most advanced country in the world. god bless our america and god bless our troops. thank you, thank you, thank you. hello, i'm alisyn camerota thank you for joining me on "newsroom." you've been listened to president biden making another sales pitch of his sweeping economic and social agenda as democrats say that they are on the cusp of a deal. you heard president biden there say let's get this done. let's get to work. he's pushing to lock this up before he heads overseas at the aentd of the week. so joining us now is correspondent phil mattingly and correspondent jessica dean and mj lee who is with president biden in new jersey. so phil, the president said we need to get this done, he also i thought more specifically than he has in the past told the
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audience there exactly what is in it for them. so how close really are they to a deal being done? >> reporter: i think those are very intentional remarks not getting stuck in the state of the negotiations or in the weeds of the negotiations but instead talk about the top line effect that a lot of these proposals even those that may have been scaled back over the course of the last couple of week wooz will have on people if they are impressments. two things could both be true. they could be on the cusp of a deal and 90% to 95% of the way there and that last 5% or 10% is the thorniest and most complications and that is what they're in right now. the president said this morning woe like to have an if agreement and a vote on the first part of his adoption agenda, the infrastructure bill as soon as the middle of the week. certainly before he leaves his trip to europe. right now that is not necessarily possible given where things stand. but given the number of outstanding issues right now that need it be resolved, very real work in intensive work is
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underway right now to try and any those out. the two senators they're targeting right now, kyrsten sinema who had a big issue on how to pay for this proposal and joe manchin and the paid leave proposals, he wants them scaled back or eliminated entirely. that is at the core of the negotiations right now. the president saying three or four issues, senator schumer on the hill saying the same thing and they are complicated but they are certainly pressing to have votes and an agreement this week. >> so jessica, speaking of joe manchin, he said they should have a fame work this week so where do things stand with senator sinema and manchin and the progressive caucus members. >> >> reporter: as phil was just talking about, we're down to the thorny issues that they've got to untangle and sort out in order to move forward on this. they are hoping to have this framework done by the end of the week. but what is holding them up? well when it comes to senator
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kyrsten sinema, it is coming down to taxes. she's indicated she's not open to raising taxes on individuals or corporations, which was a big part of how they planned to pain for this massive package. so they've had to go back to the drawing board now and what is coming up is a billionaire's tax. now that is complicated. they have talked about this for years but in terms of actually sorting through how this would work, they're trying to do that as we speak. aides are trying to come up with all of this and working through that with kyrsten sinema. and senator manchin has indicated he's open that to that billionaires tax. in terms of the issues, one big one right now, medicare expansion. senator bernie sanders and progressives have been hard-line on exactly what that means to them. they want to see dental, vision and hearing expanded for all on -- or for medicare. and right now it sounds like dental is off the table and can they get vision and hearing in
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there, that is what is being talked about right now. senator manchin has indicated that he's not really for a lot of that. he is very concerned about the solvency of medicare and doesn't want to expand it before they shore up funds for that. but we did hear from him just a little bit ago talking about the issues and looking toward the end of the week for the framework and we'll continue to watch those two key senators. >> okay. mj, so all of this is happening against the back drop of some state wide elections. very important statewide elections that are being watching closely. so the president is there to pitch his agenda but about to help governor phil murphy. >> there are two reasons that he's here. one is to use the fate of new jersey to try to rally support around his two top legislative priorities, earlier today you saw the president visit a local elementary school where talked about the huge investments in early education that he hopes
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will get through in the sweeping economic package and then here we are literally at a transit depot where the back drop for his speech were trains. he spent a good deal of time talking about how the economic package could better the lives of new jersey people and the commuters if they are able to make these kinds of investments on trains, on roads and bridges, he really wanted to stress the point that it is new jersey residents and voters who will be effected and speaking of voters, i think it is important to talk about the political calculation. the white house and president biden clearly deciding that it is time for him to sort of hit the road and actually explain what is in these legislative bills, not just talk about sort of the negotiations and the top line numbers, but try to bring home the point that these spending bills could really make a difference for voters and that is important ahead of next week, we know that there are democrats
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who are hoping that they could get a bit of a last-minute boost as they head -- as voters head to the polling places next week. we know governor phil murphy is someone who is on the ballot next week. they are certainly hoping that if a deal could be reached in the next couple of days that they could get a boost as they head into election day next week. and of course, the timing is also so critical because president biden is hoping that a deal could be reached before he actually leaves the country for his foreign trip. this is something that could show global leaders that he has his national affairs in order before he meets with global leaders by next week. >> it is very important week. phil, jessica and mj, thank you very much. okay let's bring in gloria borger. so as we've just said, it is an important week. do you think that it is the week that defines the biden presidency for better or worse? >> well, let's just say it is defining, i'm not sure it is all
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encompassing, but yes, it is incredibly important, alisyn. this is when joe biden gets to prove and the democrats get to prove that they could actually have a governing majority here. the imagine orpts are slim. we know that. we've spent a month talking about it at least and we've talken about joe manchin and kyrsten sinema and what difference they will make because of the slim imagine in the senate. but the democrats have to prove that they can deliver, that they could get things done and that they can actually agree with each other. and for most of the last months the country has watched them wrangling with each other. criticizing each other. talking about these large price tags without really defining what is inside these infrastructure bills. and so as m.j. was saying, there really trying to get president out there to say here is what is important, here is why infrastructure matters, here is why pre-k matters to you and your family and childcare tax credits. this is why they matter. so i think they're trying to put
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some meat on the bones here. help these candidates out in a state of new jersey and the state of virginia and allow biden to get a big victory which is something that he really needs right now given his dropping poll numbers. >> yeah, so a couple of things. you heard him say many times, let's get this done. was that to an audience of two? was he telegraphing his desires there to senator sinema and joe manchin and do you think that voters in virginia and new jersey are focused on the haggling between democrats or do you think that they're focused on their other personal issues? >> well, let me -- let me talk about the voters in new jersey and virginia. i mean, terry mcauliffe, who is running for governor, democrat in virginia, has been talking about democrats getting these bills done but he's been criticizing democrats and saying i don't know why they can't get together when i was governor last time, i managed to get everyone together in my state. democrats and republicans.
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and in new jersey there is also a sense that democrats have to deliver. i mean, governor murphy's poll numbers have dropped considerably. he had a 26 point lead and it is now down to six points. terry mcauliffe is in a virtual tie. so they kind of need to look to the national democrats to say, yeah, i agree with them because we're on the right side of these issues and because we could make government work again. i think that is so important. that is part of joe biden's message, which is government could work for you, democracy works, authoritarianism does not work. we don't want that. and so, i think this is a part of a larger theme that will run all the way into the midterm elections. >> when i say other issues that voters are maybe interested in, some of what former president obama touched on this weekend. he was on the campaign trail in new jersey. and he talked about the culture wars. and not to put too much energy
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into that. so listen to him. >> here we are trying to recover from a global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 americans. put millions in harms way. we don't have time to waste on phony culture wars or fake outrage that the right wing media are peddling just to juice up your ratings. >> i don't know, gloria, when i heard that, i felt like that was a little bit of wishful thinking from president obama. anybody who has a child in k through 12 schools right now knows that these aren't phony culture wars. you might not think their legitimate or founded on facts, but they're happening. >> right. i mean, look, the country is so polarized that people, school board meetings are hand to hand combat right now. and it is over issues and you'll see it in the state of virginia, should you tell your teachers what they should teach. remember terry mcauliffe, i would argue made a big mistake talking about that issue.
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and so, yeah, there are the -- there are wedge issues. they've been with us forever and different issues sometimes. now they're different. but they're always going to be there. and what i think obama was saying is, look, we got to get everyone saying we have to get everybody vaccinated and inflation and other things and these are distractions from the larger issues that we need to think about. i think he has a point but i think he'll never get that out of politics. it is just that right now, ale issin, i think that the problem is that sometimes these issues are dominating when they should not be first tier. when what he is saying is that people have larger issues to worry about right now, which is women in the work force, you know, how are your kids going to be safe at school for example, are they vaccinated, unvaccinated and all of the big issues that we're dealing with, i think that's what he's saying but on a local level, you're
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right. >> gloria bornler, great to get your analysis. >> newly leaked documents paint another damning picture of facebook and provide new details on the role in fuelling the january 6 insurrection. plus new eyewitness accounts of the deadly shooting involving alec baldwin including what the actor was doing in moments before the gun went off. ♪ ♪ there are beautiful ideas that remain in the dark. but with our new multi-cloud experience, you have the flexibility you need to unveil them to the world. ♪ listerine® cleans virtually 100%. helping to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
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misinformation spreading on its platform but failed to act. case in point, the pro-trump rally that evolved into a deadly insurrection, in ternal documents reveal that facebook executives dismissed concerns expressed by employees about the trump supporters surrounding the 2020 election. mark zuckerberg even acknowledged that facebook would not fact check politicians' lies. donnie o'sullivan has been going through thousands of documents. what have you learned? >> yes, this is only a very, very small amount. a lot of reading. >> start with january 6. >> okay. so there are tens of thousands of pages here when it comes to january 6. what we have learned from these documents is that even though sheryl sandberg was out there the days after the insurrection downplaying the role of facebook had in all of this, her own employees from analysis that the company did after the insurrection internally they pointed out, well we were too
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slow to stop the steal -- our response was piecemeal. and that was played out in the streets. we were speaking with people at the events and they told us they heard about it from facebook. the reason we have the files is from francis haugen, the whistle-blower and she's in london today and we have some of that. >> the events seen around the world, myanmar and eenly oprah are the open chapters. it prioritized and amplifies divisive polarizing extreme content and two can concentrates it so facebook comes back and said only a tiny sliver of content is hate or a tiny sliver is violence and they can't detect it very well so i don't know if i trust those numbers but two it gets concentrated in five% of the population and you only need 3% to have a revolution and that is dangerous. >> what is worrying and
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concerning i think for facebook is how articulate francis haugen is. what she's saying there and what a lot of us know to be true, it doesn't matter if mine or your facebook is not covered in hate, but for the people for those going to the capitol, they could be rabbit holes and it could just go a small percentage of the population and still cause tremendous damage. >> on a separate issue, what have you learned about posts on human trafficking. >> so there is a lot in the documents. so much beyond the u.s. highlighting oum big problems facebook has outside of the united states. they've known for years, according to those documents they have a problem with human beings for sale on their platform. we have i think a picture of some of those accounts that -- from facebook's internal research. but our own clair duffy a
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reporter here at cnn was going through the documents around last week and poked in instagram and came across accounts that purported to be selling women, selling domestic servants. i think they were described as they age, they are weight and facebook only took down the pages after cnn and clair duffy brought that to their attention? >> and they knew about it. >> they know it is a problem. they know there is a problem but the problem seemingly, when it comes to human trafficking or political misinformation, is they say they have all of these resouces trying to catch it. but then a journalist, a researcher or anyone could go on to the platform and find all of this content that is supposedly breaking their rules that they should be catching but if they're doing that good of a job, clair duffy and others shouldn't be able to find it so e easy. >> what is their response. >> they're saying that the entire premise of what francis
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haugen is pointing out here is false. nick clegg, the former deputy prime minister of the united kingdom posted internally warning his colleagues that there could be some bad headlines to come and he sort of pointed out, if you see in the statement, that the top down control of the information on the head in the past public disclosure is largely curated by established gate keepers who decide what people could read, see and digest and this is empowering for individuals but destructive for those who hanker after the top down control of the past, especially if they are finding a transition to the online world a struggle for their own business. what he's not so subtly saying that the journalist interest in a lot of this is partially being encouraged because we're jealous of facebook. >> that is the -- that is not -- that sounds to me like a tone deaf response after an insurrection and human traffics are found. that is not jealousy. we don't want that on our
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weapon killing the film cinematographer halyna hutchiins. the movie director told investigators that baldin was in a church pew practicing drawing his gun and aiming it at the camera when the gun went off. when the assistant director handed over the gun, he announced quote, cold gun. meaning it was empty. but that was tragically wrong. there is also new focus on the armorer named hannah gutierrez who is responsible for the weapons and their safety on set. stephanie elum joins me now from santa fe, new mexico. we're hearing about the lack of experience from the armorer. what have you learned? >> reporter: that is right. you're talking about hannah gutierrez who is 24 years old, we also know that she was relatively new to being a head armorer. her first time was the assignment that she had before this movie and we heard they are talk about that in a podcast
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just last month. take a listen to gutierrez in her own words. >> i was really nervous about it at first and i almost didn't take the job because i wasn't sure if i was ready. but doing it, it went really smoothly. >> reporter: so that is her talking about her first time being head armorer. we know there were three prop guns on a cart that the assistant director david halls pulled from and yelled "cold gun" when handing that prop to alec baldwin. so there are questions and some of the people working on the film questioned whether or not she was ready to be the head armorer on this project. so many questions about her but also some concerns about halls as well, alisyn. >> that is the movie assistant dire director and we have heard from former colleagues who -- he's the person who has told baldwin that the gun was safe, basically said cold gun before handing it
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over but he was, what the subtd of some safety complaints a couple of years ago? >> exactly. and i was in 2019 for two separate productions where there were concerns that he was not following all of the safety guidelines that he should when it cams to pyrotechnics an weapons safety and safety overall. we have reached out to halls to get his comment on this but we have not heard back. as far as the production is concerned, the production behind the movie that was being made here saying they had no complaints about safety before the tragic event happened. but you take a listen to people who gather for a vigil here in sante fe to talk about what happened, they're clearly were some concerns about safety. take a listen. >> we were about to strike this past monday for safer conditions and if the world didn't believe us about what is going on, maybe they believe us now.
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>> all of this, alisyn, leading many people to say in this time with the technology that we have, there is no reason to have real firearms on set when you could do so much of what the cgi to make it look like an explosion and all of the things now really hot in the debate at this point. >> maybe this will change things if he we just don't know yet. thank you for the reporting. cnn senior legal analyst and former u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york, elie honig joins me now. even if this is a horrible tragic accident which sounds like so many people believe there is, could there be criminal charges against people involved? >> there could. even if there was no intentionalality, the relevant law is involuntary manslaughter and the concept is recklessness. did somebody act wildly irresponsibly and dangerously and i think the people that you have to look at here are the people responsible for the safe handling of the firearm and as
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we see more facts come out like stephanie just reported, there is more and more questions. why was there an operable firearm on set and how did live ammunition get in there and we've seen firearm experts here on air explaining over the last several days why that was so out of the ordinary and so dangerous and i think those are the questions that prosecutors are going to ask. >> it was interesting to read this portion of the affidavit. during the millm of the movie, the assistant directar grabbed one of three prop guns set up by the armorer which was on a cart and left outside of the structure due to covid-19 restrictions. one of the prop guns was then handed by the assistant director and he took it to the actor, identified as alec baldwin who was inside of the structure. as he handed the gun to the actor, alec baldwin, he yelled, quote, "cold gun", the assistant
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director did not know live rounds were in the prop gun. so are those the people that would look at, the assistant director and the armorer. >> i think those are two the people people. if that is true that baldin was hand the the gun and told cold gun, i don't think he's in any criminal danger. but those are people who are responsible. one of things that we ask as lawyers as prosecutors is what was the duty of care that this person owed. obviously the armorer is the person responsible for the safety of the gun and that is different than the responsibility that a camera person or an audio person would have. much more serious and i think there is real questions about the qualifications of the armorer and the way the assistant director handled those firearms. >> about alec baldwin, as an actor, it sounds like from all we know at this moment, that he is not responsible. he was handed what was told to be a cold gun and just practicing his part in this movie. but he was also a producer on this film.
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so does that expose him to any legal consequences as a producer, should he have known everything that was happening on the movie? >> yes, so i think alec baldwin's key concerns are civil liability, sues in his capacity as a producer. you are responsible for the people you hire. and if there are problems with a person's qualifications or technical abilities that, could be visited on the producer and so i think one of the questions people are going to ask is what diligence was done before the assistant director and the armorer in particular given that podcast clip that we just heard, what diligence was done and how did they get this job and i want to know why were the people ready to walk out and protest? what were the conditions that gave rise to that. but that all could come into play against alec baldwin on a civil lawsuit for legislature. >> it sounds like from what we know is that they were unhappy about where they are hotel was and how far they to to drive back and for and exhausted and they dent want to drive a an hour or more so we don't know if
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first shot of the vaccine by the end of the day on friday. >> okay. alexandra field, thank you so much for the reporting. new internal documents from facebook raise the question of how much the company knew about the january 6th insurrection.
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