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reed. a dominant performance for the braves. they set out to take the series in six games. if you were a kid growing up in atlanta, a teenager, all you knew was sports misery. the braves changing that. >> andy shols, thank you so much. thank you so much to all of you for joining us today. i'm jim scuitto. >> i'm erica hill. stay tuned. kate baldwin picks up our coverage next. [ music playing ] hello, everyone, i'm chris baldwin. we begin with breaking news, democrats are reeling after a rough election night sending a warning to the party ahead of next year's mid-terms. the party is still too close to call. we are watching it because the numbers do continue to change.
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democratic governor phil murphy, he does have a narrow lead right now over the republican challenger. right now he stands at 5700 ahead of phil murphy. that is what separates these two men, joe manchin won by two points a year ago. but in virginia, republican businessman glenn youngkin is now the governor-elect after defeating former governor terry mcauliffe. youngkin's playbook are one republicans are hoping to replicate. across the country, voters offered mix messages of what directions they want their cities to take. but history was also made. let's start with that still undecided race in new jersey this hour, cnn's john berman. he has the very latest. he is joining me now. thank you for sticking around to do this. i appreciate it. where are things right now in new jersey?
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>> already. 7100 votes, that's what separates the democratic incumbent phil murphy from jack citterelli. where is most of the remaining vote? well, we think largely from the blue counties. let's take a look, if we can, at the counties that have 85% or less reported at this point. you can see almost all of them are blue. in some cases very, very blue. take hudson county, the home of jersey estimate you can see phil murphy has 73% of the vote, 80% reported. essex county where neuralgic is, the biggest urban center, phil murphy has 72%, jack ciattarelli. the only red county you see is down here this is cumberland county. you can see just 71% reporting. it's a much smaller county.
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there is still some republican voting out there. monmouth, the fifth largest in the state. jack ciattarelli 61%. in some areas it's very democratic where the votes still need to be tabulated. >> we can think right when you were coming on air. it was like a 61-vote difference between the two. and part of this whole picture is a big swing just one year later than joe biden saw. >> let me do this right. how big of a swing in phil murphy is leading by 7100 votes. how much did joe biden win? yes, i did it right. 700,000 votes! there is a big difference between 7,000 and 700,000.
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kate. let me go back to the governor's race here so i can sort of tell you county by county where jack ciattarelli is doing better than donald trump or worse than joe biden. take monmouth, jack is at 61% of the vote there. this is a cony that donald trump won by only 2%. so he is up 24% donald trump by 26789 if you go county by county, skwak ciattarelli up by is vs.. donald trump by 4. he is vastly over-performing donald trump in a lot of the republican areas. phil murphy is more or less on pace with the democratic areas. he is up by not great at math by about 50% in hudson county. you know, joe biden won it by roughly the same amount. so phil murphy more or less on
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track where biden was in the democratic places, ciattarelli doing better than trump in the republican areas, kate. >> we will keep a close watch. thank you so much. so that is where the vote counts stands, let's look at the issues moving voters. jayson, what were the issues that people were voting on? >> that's right. yesterday seems like ages ago, yes, when it comes to these issues here, it's really interesting to see what both candidates ended up doing here, the ciattarelli camp feels they were able to chip away. those key issues being these, mask mandates, critical race theory another one and property taxes. as you know, kate, folks here in new jersey pay higher property taxes than anywhere else in the
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country. murphy for his part what did he do? he pushed his progressive accomplishments that he was able to do during his time here, basically raising the minimum wage, raising taxes on the wealthy and expanding paid family leave. so these were some of the things that he was able to do. another point that murphy made, he did all that he could to to tie ciattareli to trump. he did all he could to tie him to trump. it seemed to work in some ways. i spoke to a voter this morning. she used to be an independent. she said during this race and after donald trump she basically decided she was going to switch and become a democrat. i want you to listen to what mattered most to her. >> the argument about critical race theory taught in schools angered me. critical race theory is not
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being taught in schools. the republicans are so good at coming up with inflammatory phrases and pounding away at them, whether they have a basis, in fact, or not. i think the democrats need to find a better way to counteract those, j you the phrases. >> reporter: so there is some advice for democrats going forward, for right notice, murphy continues to expand his lead if he is able to do that, he will be the first democratically elected mayor since 1977. >> so in virginia, let's focus there. glenn youngkin is the first republican to win state wide office over a decade a. big victory for the gop. a big blow for democrats for sure. virginia has been turning blue turning thoroughly in the last double years. we are live in arlington, virginia. sunday lynn, what happened in virginia? >> reporter: okay. that's exactly the question mr. democrats here in virginia
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and nationwide, frankly, are asking this morning in the aftermath of the election results here. and certainly notable that in the last hour, democrat terry mcauliffe officially conceding the race, saying in a statement he hopes virginians will join me congratulating glenn youngkin for his win and wishing him the best. this is a significant gut punch for democrats and mcauliffe officials acknowledging that they certainly understatemented youngkin and they said that the race for them just shifted in the end. now for youngkin, he was squarely focused throughout his campaign on the bread and butter state and local issues, issues like education and exit polls really found that that resonated with virginia voters. here's the governor-elect celebrating his victory last night. >> together, together, we will change the trajectory of this
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commonwealth. and, friends, we are going to start that transformation on day o one. >> now, it's notable the exit polls last night showed that only 43% of virginia voters felt that they approved of the job performance of president biden. so certainly his first year in office and the challenges of getting his legislative priorities through are affecting these candidates, like terry mcauliffe. also the strategy that the terry mcauliffe campaign ran was squarely focused on trying to tie youngkin to former president trump. and that failed last night and the polling really showed that. so democrats this morning, kate, are going to have to re-assess that strategy going into mid-terms next year. >> sunday lynn, thank you for that. joining me is cnn political
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director and chief corporate co-host of state of the union dana bash. we are waiting for new jersey to be decided. we are keeping a close watch on that. you will tell me before anyone else for sure. looking at virginia at the very least, do you now see the formation of a republican playbook and how to run and win in bluish-purposish states going forward? >> certainly, i think glen 81 king e kin has provided a roadmap. there are unique factors to youngkin. his self funding ability. one of them. the fact that he is new to politics. that is always a new brand to politics, running against like a former governor who is nothing but part of the political class. so that will be the same anywhere. and also some republicans, you know, most of them that will be on the ballot next year, kate, were working in politics and serving with president trump and so, they may have had to take some positions that may be not
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as easy to keep all things trump and on flank, the way youngkin did. i think the key of the playbook that got written is this. you can find a way especially if donald trump is willing to participate. which is also critical to embrace trump in the way of accepting the endorsement, finding some issues that really fire up the trump base. i mean, youngkin ran up the score in trump territory in virginia and so finding that while pals not having him around. not having him dictate the terms of debate allows you to bring back some of those independents. this is precisely what we saw youngkin do last night. >> i keep thinking act it as trump adjacent. dana. give me your take, dana, because as david said, it works for youngkin, he doesn't have a history he has to explain with donald trump. right? he is new to it. he doesn't necessarily have ties to trump. so he could do that, keep him at
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arm's distance. >> he doesn't have the baggage of appearing at him. we're looking ahead to the mid-terms, being in the capitol on january 6th, taking a position on whether the election was free or fair. the most basics, basic of questions for mumt also and democracy. that is why, if you think about liz cheney or adam kinzinger and their two separate examples, but a i'll tell you where i'm going with this. if liz cheney were voting in virginia, there is no question she would be fine with a glenn youngkin. the reason is because he hasn't been a threat to democracy. it's not as if republicans like that are looking for democrats to vote for. because they believe in conservative ideals or even independents are looking for people who are speaking to them. the show stopper for a lot of those republicans is the way that the former president did
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and continues to fundamentally undermine the constitution with his lies about the election. so, what glenn youngkin was able to do as david said, he didn't have that connection and was sort of able to stay away from it, is run as a traditional republican, the kind of republican that we pre-trump covered scores of campaigns just like that, talking particularly when you are trying to run up the numbers in suburbs, talking about low taxes, talking about education and choice and education and things of that nature. yeah, a nod to the cultural wars that are also an animateing issue, depending on where they are. the question is whether or not that can be replicated and the question goes to donald trump and whether he will be able to stay back and i was told by somebody who knows the former president and how he operated around this, that he felt like he was okay to stay back because he didn't feel like he won
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virginia or that it was stolen from him. so, he wasn't as aggressive with the glenn youngkin. that's not going to be the case in other areas where there are swing states and swing races and swing districts within those states. >> david, i want to focus on one exit poll question as you kind of help all go through those throughout an election night. that i think we should focus on even today. and it's in virginia, of course. on the question of, as dana was talking about education and parents should have in curriculum. the numbers were huge. we'll put them up when anyone likes. that is huge, became hugely important and seemed to speak to more than someone talking about critical race theory, which wasn't taught in schools there. >> no doubt about that, kate. this was a very savvy strategy. so if you saw education as an overall issue rocket up to the football two place, just behind
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economy and jobs. a quarter of the electorate roughly said education was the most important in virginia last night, kate. here's what's more important. a majority of virginia voters said that parents should have pa lot of say of what goes on in their schools. a majority of virginia voters said that and look at how this is between the candidates. among youngkin voters, 94% you see there said that parents should have a lot or some say of what is taught in schools. even 74% of mcauliffe voters said that parents should have a lot or something to say about what gets taught in their schools. so three-quarters of million allive note the gaffe he made which will go down if history as one of the great flaws and fumbles a candidate has had. they didn't address it quick
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enough. the issue you notated going forward. glenn youngkin was able to use education too dig into independents, to dig into suburban voters and address their corners post-covid. we're in the third covid school year now. right. parents are tired and exhausted and had their kids at home. that's a broad issue glenn youngkin tapped into and he was able to use the critical race issue. it worked as a double barrelled base jolt and win over incidents. >> dana, david, if you can stick around. we have much more ahead, we scratched the surface with you guys. coming up, we will talk about key mayoral races across the united states and also why minneapolis rejected an overhaul to policing after george floyd's murder. much more to come.
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. all right. let's take another look at the too close to call so far governor's race in new jersey. as you can see, the latest difference between governor murphy and jack ciattarellily remains. still too close to call. we're continuing to watch as
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these numbers change and more of these votes are coming in and being counted. we will stay close to this throughout the hour. america voted and some history was made last night. in boston and cincinnati, voters elected their first asian-american mayor. pittsburgh voted their first black mayor. voters in minneapolis rejected the city's police department. dana bash and david is back with me here. let's start in minneapolis, the question of how to respond to the demand for police reform that followed george floyd's death. it's not only as we saw, it was rejected, though, by voters, but it also divided top democrats in the state and the candidates, which i thought was obviously a very interesting part of this. is it clear, though, where this leads this movement, this march towards criminal justice reform? >> reporter: well, what is clear is that the way that the public
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sentiment was, particularly in minneapolis, for obvious reasons, but even more broadly in the wake of george floyd's murder and as the protests, the black lives matter protests were happening, the way that the activists cook that and used the term de-fund the police, that didn't work. that backfired. and that's not me saying that. that's just look at the initiative. the battle initiative was effectively that. but they didn't call it that. they called it creating a department of public safety, which certainly sounds a lot less extreme than the idea of demonday the police. but even that, kate, didn't get anywhere. it failed. because the way that seat felt and looked then is quite different than it is now. because now you have a lot of people in cities across the country and even, you know,
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suburbs feeling like there is a lack of safety. crime is up. homicide rates are up. so the reality of what is happening on the ground and how people are feeling has changed dramatically. also, let's just say for democrats looking at directions and a road map of where to go to continue to win, they're going to look at the notion of de-fund the police and say, maybe whether it's the terminology or the action, we need to talk more about bread and butter issues that republicans did. >> whether it will help them, we don't know. that is already what i am hearing from democrats who are on tough races on the ballot next year. >> one of the things we were talking about leading up to the mayor's races, leading up to them. one is the struggle you see playing out between progressives and moderates, you also see that
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in this mayor's race as well. i feel like there is something of a mixed message coming from the mayor's race in all this. >> yeah. you know, it's hard to draw big conclusions, but you are right to note, you saw earlier this year in the new york city mayoral primary how eric adams positioned himself in the more moderate lane, even though he is clearly an aggressive, not as some of his opponents, in new york last night he won overwhelmingly, now you have mayor elect adams that represents the nation's largest estimate but you had a mayoral contest up in boston, where the more progressive candidate was the one to win, yet in buffalo, new york, it looks like the self declared socialist may go down to the fbt mayor who had to run as a write-in. because he lost the democratic primary to that self-identified socialist. so i think you are right, in city by city, you may see
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different pieces of the democratic party emerge victorious, but i do think you look at overall what we have seen throughout the democratic primary season when a lot of the battles were decided. you look at the minneapolis ballots measure, the buffalo case. i do think, quite frankly, look at joyed from who tweergs, how he emerged in the party. i think we see democratic voters over and over again, side a bit more with that center lane and obviously the progressive moderate divide we see play out right now over the biden agenda. >> let's talk about the broader of this. we focus a lot on the message for republicans. talk about the message for democrats. you said bread and butter issues. i think issues quoting someone saying, if we don't get the mac n cheese right, you can forget about the macroeconomics.
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it's a phrase that stuck with me because you see in some of the active pollings. we don't need to get into the nitty-gritty details. the economy was top of mind, i am wondering as we look at the message for democrats, the message here for, honestly, the message here for joe biden, the enthusiasm for him and his agenda that hangs in the balance right now, dana. >> yeah, when you talk to democrats, they argue that what is in, of course, the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which did pass, with huge bipartisan margins in the united states senate, that has is full of bread and butter issues. it's full of jobs. the progressives, social safety net bill, they argue is also bread and butter. that, you know, what's more bread and butter than making it easier for you to stay home and take care of a loved one or, you
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know, or make sure that your child gets good education with universal pre-k. but that is not what the message coming out of washington has been. the message out of washington has been the infighting. is it going to be 2 trillion dollars or $1 trillion or somewhere in the middle. i have not talked to one democrat who thinks that they have messaged that right. explained right, what they're doing. so that is a problem that they have identified for themselves. the other is, david talked about joe biden running as a mad rot. and that's true. the question is whether or not a lot of these voters, particularly independents, who reject the trumpism for biden think that he has sold them a back of goods and that he is more progressive than they anticipated. >> guys, thank you so much. i really appreciate it. >> thanks. coming up for us, the u.s. supreme court is hearing more arguments in a second amendment case right now, taking on the
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braking news, a major turning point in the fight against the pandemic. children ages five to 11 are getting their first covid shots today after the cdc authorized the pfizer vaccine for 28 million kids in this age group. joining me right now is dr. richard besser, the former acting director of the cdc. now the president and ceo of the johnson foundation. i was just smiling. in that video, one little kid getting a shot. there is one child wildly clapping. it kind of encapsulates how a lot of us feel right now. youed and i have been talking about this for a year. i just made an appointment for my child. what does this moment mean? >> yeah, kate, i'm a general pediatrician and it gives me a feeling of relief. a feeling of joy. the idea that 28 million children have the opportunity to be protected against covid and those around them to be protected from them as well.
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that just gives me a sense that we are on the way out of this and i think for a lot of families, for a lot of parents and for a lot of young children, it will be that emotional relief as well, that this is something they no longer are going to have to worry about in the same way. >> my child has never been excited about getting a shot. this will be the first and last time probably. you talked, though, about conversations you had the patients and parents and many parents aren't ready to take their kids for a shot yet. do you think they will eventually get there. what will make the difference? >> well, you know, i think that it's really important to give parents space. to ask their questions in a very respectful way. it's quite understandable. there is a lot of parents like you, who are racing to get appointments, want to get there right away. with einto ted make sure everyone who wants a vaccine is able to get that as soon as
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possible. but for those who want to wait or those are concerned, listening, addressing questions with honest factual information, not overselling, not badgering, creating space and that's, i think, is what is going to lead a lot of parents to gain comfort with this and i think, hopefully, to decide to vaccinate their kids. >> it's not only getting the shots out there, making sure there are appointments available, it's not just that part of it, it's also about getting shots to kids who are hard to reach. right? it's getting the kids whose parents can't take off work to get to an appointment that, you know needs something at times during, you know, the work day. how do we get that part of it right? >> yeah, i mean, that's critically important. you know, covid has not been an equal opportunity virus. it's affected some communities
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harder and particular black and latino and indigenous communities. just like adults, we've seen higher rates in those communities among children. people who work in jobs that pay minimum wage are much less likely to be able to take time off work and so we, you know, i would love to see that change. that's a longer-term goal. for now, we need to make sure in addition to the regular office hours that are available for vaccination, there is evening clinics, there is weekend clinics, that their pharmacies have this. the plan that the biden administration has ruled out is working to do that. but we need to make sure that the data are being checked so we can identify communities that are having challenges in getting vaccine and that additional efforts, intentionality can be addressed so that everyone that wants the vaccine can get it. >> dr. besser, it's good to see you, thank you. >> thanks so much. a programing note for all of you. cnn is teaming up with "sesame
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street" again for a town hall for kids and family. dr. sanjay gupta and erica hill will be teaming up for important conversations on the abcs of covid vaccine. it airs saturday morning 8:30 only on cnn. coming up, still for us at this hour, we will go live to the supreme court where justices are hearing arguments right now on a major gun rights case. details next. >> >
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. developing another this hour, the u.s. supreme court is hearing oral arguments in the biggest gun rights ka is in really more than a decade. it centers on a new york law requiring residents to prove a special need for self pro exin order to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. cnn jessica schneider is live at the supreme court with more on this. jessica, what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, kate, you know this case could have big implications for gun restrictions all over the country. this specifically concerns a new york law in which licenses people can get to carry concealed weapons outside the home. six states actually have laws similar to new york's. that could be affected, depending on the outcome of this
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case right now. this is a case that these two men who were denied the licenses they sought, they brought this case all the way here to the supreme court. they say that this new york law that demands that they have proper cause in order to get their license to carry the gun outside the home. they say it is too restrictive. it violates the second amendment. it says people seeking these licenses must show spec and special circumstance why they need this license for self-defense. well, their lawyer has argued the text of the second amendment specifically talks about bearing articles, that means people should be able to carrie weapons into public places. we heard from the new york solicit or general who focused on the text and the history and the tradition of the second amendment saying officials have long restricted where people with go if they are carrying guns, take a listen. >> in total from the phantom years through the 20th century,
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as least people are prohibited all carrying of handguns or limited it to those with good cause. new york's law fits well within that tradition of regulating public carry. ro so the big question is can this new york law stand and, kate, if the justices here, a conservative court, if they rule this law cannot stand, it will have ramificationles for gun laws all over the country. kate. >> thank you so much for that update. coming up, still for us, speaker pelosi and house democrats adding programs back into the spending bill to try to strike a deal. we have breaking details. we will take you to capitol hill next. >> >
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. big news on capitol hill, house speaker nancy pelosi has just added back in a democrats say they want a deal by thanksgiving, but how does pelosi's move this morning change things for democrats, including senator joe manchin? cnn's manu raju is live on capitol hill. what does this mean? >> nancy pelosi said for months they wanted to move a bill that
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could pass the united states senate. but the bill she is now moving forward would include four weeks of paid family leave. that is opposed by one key senate democrat, joe manchin, who told me just moments ago that he opposes including that provision in this package. >> i want to speak on the message that was sent. i think the message that was really sent is let's take time to do it right, make sure we know what's in it. that's where the system is very convoluted. people need to know what you're getting, what you can expect, how much you're going to pay for it, on and on and on, but we're talking about revamping the whole entire tax code. that's mammoth. totally. we've had no open hearings. you haven't been able to sit and listen to a hearing. none of us have. and the people definitely are scared to death. >> some democrats think it's
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necessary. >> i know they do. we have a disagreement. >> reporter: so you think there is no place for it in the reconciliation? >> i just think there's no room for social expansion right now. when you have deficits you're looking at and solvency such as in medicare and social security, and those are lifelines to people in most rural states, but definitely in west virginia. that's their lifeline and now we're talking about expanding something we can't pay for now. they want to keep what they have. i think those are aspirational. let's get our financial house in order and then we'll be able to tackle all of these. >> in virginia, the independents swung to glenn youngkin compared to 2020. what do you think that says about inflation or some of the things you've raised? >> you can read so much into all of that last night. i think it should be a call to all of us to be more attentive to the people back home, and
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i've been trying to do that from day one and i've been saying this for many, many months. people have concerns. for us to go down a path that we've been going down, they've tried to accelerate it and it has been slowed down and we need to take our time and do it right. you can read anything you want out of it, but the bottom line is we have a divided country that needs to be united and you can't unite it on a one-party system. >> reporter: do you think the white house is listening to that message? >> i hope so. >> reporter: different messages key members are taking from the results of last night. joe manchin saying right there take our time. we need to take our time and understand how significant this expansion of the social safety net is, not necessarily on the same time frame as other democrats that are saying the results last night show we need to deliver and deliver right away. we can't take our time any longer, and hung up in all this, too, kate, is the separate
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bipartisan infrastructure bill that's been awaiting action in the house for months. manchin has reiterated for the house to pass that, but that, of course, is tied to the fate of the larger bill. still as the democratic leaders are trying to get votes on both this week, they're still struggling with their strategy, their tactics, and the policy divide makes it unclear how this works out. kate? >> joining me now, democratic senator sheila jackson lee. thank you for coming in. this change in strategy this morning, adding paid leave back into the package. is the strategy now to put this on at joe manchin's feet? because he's already said and said again he doesn't support having paid leave in this bill. >> well, i'm ecstatic, kate, and thank you so much for having me. i spent yesterday sending messages to the white house, chief of staff, and to our senators expressing my interest.
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i am very glad of the work that senator gillibrand has been doing. i am a strong advocate for the family paid leave, and the reason, of course, is the american people are strong advocates. over 82% of african-americans in particular support the family paid leave. how are we a civilized country and a leader in climate change, as the president is speaking in glasgow, and we cannot compete internationally on how we treat our people, our citizens, americans who are desperately in need of taking care of family members? i believe this is an important step forward. i also believe in senator manchin's call for clarity. we'll provide clarity given an opportunity to read the text and understand the bill, but i think this bill is a seismic change as social security was with franklin delano roosevelt and medicare was for president lyndon baines johnson. it is long overdue for us to respond to the social changes of america.
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>> you want to move forward with this even if you know it's not going anywhere in the senate? >> i won't buy into that. because i will ask the question -- i heard senator manchin say, think of the folks back home. and if he's thinking of the folks back home and he's thinking of folks outside the boundaries of west virginia, he will find that the folks back home need childhood education, pre-k, 3 to 4 years old, that they need an expanded health care plan and they need an opportunity to be able to take care of those who are homebound and give professionalism to those essential workers that we depended on particularly during the pandemic. let's understand what it means to look back to the friends and families back home, and i think once this comes to the doorstep of the united states senate, i'll ask them the question whether they will vote against america because that's what their vote will be. i am willing to engage with senator manchin, as many of us have done, and to let him peruse the text, look at the issues
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dealing with the tax reform. i think the ways and means in the house had it right. we had the right pay-for, and all they have to do is accept that pay-for that dealt with minimum tax. >> i can't think of a better way to say it, so i'm just going to say it. is it a little bit calling joe manchin's bluff, putting it at his feet and saying, now it's up to you to vote against this? >> no, i think what it is is working with the other body and 50 senators. and there are 50 senators there, we need 51, and obviously that plan is moving forward, but 50 senators need to engage in their caucus with a very astute majority leader, senator schumer, and recognize that their responsibility is not to one or two but three or four. it is to the american people, and i respect them all. let's show them the text, kate,
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let's show them how it will be paid for and see how we can work together to move forward. >> is this addition and change a reaction to the losses, like in virginia last night? >> well, the good news is we haven't lost in new jersey. we're still holding on there with the great governor, and we hope that that will see that governor reelected. as it relates to virginia. i've looked at that, i'm not a virginian. i was there on sunday talking to a lot of good virginians. they were excited about their candidates and excited about the future of virginia. i really define virginia as a case that was about local issues. those were about parental issues, and unfortunately, racism raised its ugly head and the republican candidate used it very aptly. he followed the trump playbook, use race and get a win. that's very sad. i'm not going to tie that to democrats or anything we did here in washington, i'm going to tie that to continuing to try to
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work to promote the beloved community martin luther king and john lewis talked about. getting back to -- i'm sorry, kate. >> in the time we have, is the move in virginia on the hill a loss to the white house last night? >> i don't think it is. i was on the family paid leave speaking about it, raising other issues. many members were on this case, and as i understand it, the speaker has always been a champion of paid leave and was just trying to consider how best to handle it. and i'm very grateful that she has seen a way to handle it. as i said, i was using my communication skills and texting everyone yesterday, saying, do we have any hope for that? other members were doing so as well. i just think that we've come to a point where we recognize the enormous popularity of paid family leave that the american people, republicans and democrats, have. you know, this point about the
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social versus -- >> i know we need to go, i'm getting yelled at the by the control room. you don't see lessons learned other than you need to dig in more. you don't see you needing to rework your strategy after last night's loss in virginia? >> a quick answer to your question, i see an opportunity to stay the course, which is the president's agenda and engage everyone that we can. i believe that welc will come together to vote on behalf of the american people. we have a little bit more time and i hope all the senators get their questions answered and there is clarity. >> thank you, senator, for your time. i appreciate it. john king starts right now. hello, everybody, and welcome to "inside politics." i'm john king in washington. we begin with the wow and what it means. a startling loss for democrats


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