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angi's world before i took the world of the article. the point is, in the process, as conductor weaver will tell you, amtrak became my family. i literally, literally every single day that i was in the united states senate got the 7:28, became the 7:32 and if i'lucky, the last let at 6:00 or the 7:30 coming home. you get to know everybody. you get to know the folks. i used to have a christmas party for amtrak employees at my home. it got so big, we had a summer party because family and retirees kept coming back. i want to tell you, these guys work like the devil. they really do. amtrak wasn't just a way getting home. it provided me -- i'm not joking -- an entire other
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family. a community dedicated with professionals and shared milestones in my life. i've been allowed to share milestones on theirs. i've been to a lot of weddings and burials as well. i remember one night, my daughter was 6 years old. it was my birthday. we were voting. i went to bob dole and i said bob, when is the next vote going to take place? joe, why? well, my daughter is really upset i'm not going to be home for the birthday cake she made for me. he said what do you need? i said i need time to get the 5:00 metro and get the 6:28 coming back. the platform in delaware, you walk from one side to the other. got off the train. my wife was standing there. my daughter had the cake with the candle lit. i blew them out. gave me a kiss.
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walked across and got on a southbound. so it's been part of my life. i've been riding amtrak as long as there's been an amtrak. i've come to see that amtrak doesn't just carry us from one place to another. opens up enormous possibilities. especially now. makes it possible to build an economy of the future and one we need. last week i announced a target of cutting greenhouse gasses in half by 2030. most of those in this country come from transportation. but in just 10% of the freight shipped and the largest trucks went by rail instead, we would be removing 3,300,000 cars from the road and we've been planning the same as doing that, planting 260 million trees in america. as i said, think about fighting climate change, i think about jobs and rail and the expansion of rail provides good union jobs, good paying jobs.
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also connects people to jobs and a economic opportunity that can be reached from wherever you live. let's put this in perspective. for years i fought efforts to cut funding for amtrak because cutting funding for amtrak would be a disaster for our environment and our economy. amtrak carries four time as many riders between washington and new york city as every single airline does within 50 miles of the shore from florida all the way up the coast. imagine what we'd have to do. a single day without the northeast corridor, for example, with amtrak and the northeast corridor would cost the economy $100 million. if you shut down all passenger service on amtrak northeast corridor, the project that compensate for the loss, you'd have to add seven new lanes of highway on i-95.
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consider that cost. average of $30 million for a linear mile on i-95, this is a bargain. it's economical and environmentally a life saver. that's why in my rescue plan, american rescue plan, we worked hard to keep amtrak running at the height of the pandemic because we weren't traveling amtrak furloughed 1,200 employees. we were able to provide emergency relief to keep emergency rail service running and brought back 1,200 union workers that were furloughed. by the way, you get a union wage, not $15 an hour. prevailing wage. we have to do more than just build back. we have to build back better. today we have a once in a lifetime opportunity. this will play a central role in our transportation and economic
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future to make investments to help america get back on track no pun intended. before the pandemic hit amtrak, revenues were on the upswing. the northeast corridor has been making money for a long while. last year the whole of amtrak was projected to break even for the first time in history. then we had the pandemic. there's still a huge backlog in deferred maintenance. huge need to modernize our trains, stations, bridges, tunnels. we're talking about critical jobs like the hudson river tunnel, the baltimore, potomac tunnels. my american jobs plan, i proposed spending $10 billion a year on passenger rail and freight rail. of this 2/3s would support existing amtrak routes including northeast corridor but nationwide. we're talking about union jobs. taking care of the riders,
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laying track, fixing bridges, tunnels, modernizing stations and repairing and rebuilding the vital infrastructure. this would allow for the potential to expand passenger rail service. imagine a two-hour train ride between atlanta and charlotte going in speeds of 220 miles an hour. 2 1/2 hour trip between chicago and detroit? or faster and more regular trips between los angeles and las vegas. a route that i imagine could be pretty popular on fridays. bill, as you've said, your vision for amtrak calls for a new inner city rail service up to 160 previously unserved communities being connected. think of what it will mean for opportunity if we can connect milwaukee to be green bay to madison? scranton and allentown to new york? indianapolis to louisville? much, much more. it's going to provide jobs and will also accommodate jobs. what this means is that towns
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and cities that have been in danger of being left out and left behind will be back in the game. means families don't have to sacrifice the cost of living or quality of access to opportunity that sometimes occurs in they live in a big city. we have a huge opportunity here to provide fast safe reliable clean transportation in this country. transit is part of the infrastructure. like the rest of our infrastructure, we're way behind the rest of the world right now. we need to remember we're in competition with the rest of the world. people come here and set up businesses, people stay here, people grow because of the ability to access transportation. access all of the infrastructure. it's what allows us to compete. with the rest of the world to win the 21st century, we have to move. china already has 23,000 miles of high speed rail.
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220 miles per hour. 2/3s of all the high speed rail in the world. 220 miles an hour. the way -- they're working on transit on trains that can go as high as 400 miles an hour. we're behind the curve. folks, as i said the other night, america is on the move again. we need to remember that. we're in the united states of america. there's nothing beyond our capacity. nothing we can't do if we do it together. we celebrate amtrak's birthday. i was thinking about amtrak's role as i said on my birthday when they allowed me to come home and blow out that candle. a lot of things that amtrak does. the fact of the matter is, if we're able to, which is now beyond the ability to pay for it, but if we're able to straighten out three curves from washington to new york, you can make it from washington new york in an hour and 32 minutes.
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folks, there's so much we can do. it has such an incredibly positive impact on the environment. incredibly positive impact on work. opportunities. again, all the things we have to do to put amtrak in place and be one of the great, great contributors to our country is we have to invest. so you know, this you think about it, when i was haven't with barack, he allowed me to put together a budget for amtrak. it had money for high speed rail at 200 miles an hour from charlotte and another line going from -- in florida down to tampa, another line -- we had, we'd have that money fixed in new york. the money was there to get it
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done. so much we can do. it's the biggest bang for the buck we can expend. so on this momentous birthday of amtrak, i want to thank you for making so many birthdays possible. the best days for amtrak and america are ahead. i believe that. i'm just confident that we can get this done. i must tell you, i'm anxious to see the new train. thank you all so very much. god bless america and may god protect our troops. thank you, thank you, thank you. [applause] >> martha: there you have it, president biden in philadelphia this afternoon wrapping up remarks there. selling part of his enormous $4 trillion expansion of government spending from education to travel to transportation. he was talking about high speed rail projects. elder care is part of this plan as well. it's all jammed into two very large $2 trillion roughly each
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bills as the president works to transform the country while his party has control. so now we want to get reaction to all of these plans and what the republican response would be from rnc chair woman ronna mcdaniel. thanks very much for being here today. you were watching along with this. i feel like i've been hearing about high speed rail most of my life across the country. now joe biden -- president trump pulled the plug on a very large program to do that in california because he felt like they were wasting federal money there. what do you think of this program? >> well, he just gave amtrak a $80 billion birthday present paid for by american taxpayers without looking at their business model. they've been losing monday consistently and now we're going to give them money. you should make sure that they spend it the right way. but this is a bankruptcy plan that the president is putting forward. like you said, $4 trillion. if you add the covid bill that went before that, $6 trillion in
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spending. tax hikes on hard working america. it will bankrupt our country. in one year, the gdp for the u.s. is $20 trillion. this will be spread out over a couple years. $6 trillion in spending? it's catastrophic for our country if this goes through. it will bankrupt america. >> martha: we talked about that as a percentage of gdp. to put in perspective for people, the new deal under fdr was about 5 or 6% of gdp. this plan so far racking up $6 trillion in spending is about 27% of united states gdp. the point that you just made on amtrak, i picked up on one thing the president said there. he said last year before covid, amtrak was on track to break even for the first time. it's been around for decades, folks. they were just about to get that
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plan to break even right before covid is a remarkable admission that says a lot about the success of amtrak, which i spent a lot of time on those trains myself. i'm sure you have, too, on the way be a from new york to washington. i want to talk about this bigger plan. it is popular according to the polls. he has about a 53% approval rating in the country. as you look at what happened in the 2020 election, ronna, what -- how do you respond? how do republicans from your party respond to what is being handed out here? it's a lot of goodies. >> it's a lot of goodies. people don't realize the price tag. that's our job to let them know. you're paying more at the pump right now because joe biden just removed our energy infrastructure. he didn't talk about jobs for those thousands of people that lost their jobs. you'll be paying more and more as you go forward. it sounds great, but the price tag for americans, people that have pensions, people in the
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stock market, if this capital gains tax goes through, it will bankrupt this country. we'll be paying for this for generations to come. it's interesting that they have child leave in there as infrastructure, martha. because what about the women that are losing jobs right now because they haven't gotten kids back to school? biden made a promise that 100 days in our kids would be back to school. 50% of schools don't have the kids back in. they want free two-year college at the community college level. what about the k-12 kids that are losing so much in education. so their priorities are wrong. the $6 trillion price tag, people are looking at the goodies and don't realize how much it will cost in the long run. >> martha: when you look at -- you mentioned the paid family leave. it would be about $4,000 a month for three months. as high as $4,000 -- that money would come from the government. you think about the impact on
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businesses. the list of things that you could take that time off for, ronna and i think about small business owners, you can take all three months from your job for a new child and ill family member, to recover from a serious illness, address domestic violence or take time off following the death of a loved one. i imagine there's a lot of companies that will have somebody out on that family leave a few employees, for a good chunk of the year if that is true. >> absolutely. this will bankrupt small businesses. we think of corporate mark as this giant monster that can take on the costs. the small business owners that have been so hurt by the pandemic to begin with. restaurant owners that can't get people back to work. they're getting more in unemployment than making at work. you have so many small businesses that have been decimated on top of women, by the way that lost 4.8 million
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jobs during this pandemic because they had to take off because of day care issues. there's a simple fix. get our kids back in school, get our economy open and then a lot of these things will take care of themselves without government intervention and taxpayer dollars. >> yeah. speaking of getting kids back, still unequivocal on that or i should say he is still hesitating on the commitment of getting them back in september. watch this sound bite from this morning. >> should all schools in this country be open this fall for five-day a week in-person learning regardless? >> based on the science and the cdc, they should probably all be open. there's not overwhelming evidence there's much of a transmission among these young people. >> martha: what do you say to that, ronna? >> i mean, it's such a hedge because we know who he is protecting the teacher's union. i'm a mom of kids in public
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school. my son is still in virtual school. tim scott put it best. keeping our kids locked out, you're locking adults out of their future. there's a toll on these kids that have lost a year of education especially as they compete in schools with kids that do better on standardized tests. this should be a demand. teachers were treated as front-line workers. they got the vaccines. where is our president leading that our kids absolutely unequivocally should be back in school full time in person by september? it's shame on him and shame on the first lady for not backing that up. >> martha: yeah, she was asked about it, too. what was your message to educators, should they absolutely be back. she hedged on it. each district is different. we'll see what the science says. the message in many ways, let's get them in summer programs, maybe hold back some kids so they can redo what they missed last year. we haven't heard any of that.
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nothing from the white house. >> they're not talking about it. >> martha: no. >> and on top of suicide rates and mental health rates. so much going on with the kids. they're being left behind again. our government is failing them. >> martha: it's a story that we'll be talking about for years to come. the impact of these covid period students. it's devastating. ronna, thanks very much. lots more to talk about. talk to you next time. thank you. >> thanks, martha. >> martha: you bet. the police are now investigating. this story breaking moments ago. a case of possible human smuggling in texas. they just found 90 people crammed into a modest size suburban home. we'll take you there live. show you what we're now learning about who was inside that house. also ahead in the beginning, it was a brief appearance, speaking out about what they saw as an overwhelming focus on the issue
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of race in every part of what their kids were being taught in school. now senator tim scott has ignited a counter movement. we'll show you who else in the halls of power is on his side. >> today kids are being taught that the color of their skin defines them again. if they look a certain way, they're an oppressor. are you managing your diabetes... ...using fingersticks? with the new freestyle libre 2 system,
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>> martha: right now more than 90 people that were found inside a houston home in what could be a case of human smuggling. casey stegall live on this breaking news for us in texas. press conference was held just moments ago. what did you learn, casey? >> martha, what is remarkable about this, we're talking about a potential stash house all the way up in the houston metro area. for context, that is nowhere near the southern border. it in fact is about 350 miles or so away from where we are right now in laredo. however, it's clearly a major u.s. city. what happens is these smuggling organizations oftentimes funnel migrants further north to a hub or major city to move people to their final destinations in the u.s. kind of like a hub airport for air travelers. at this scene in houston, no
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children found today, all adults and mostly men. >> when we get into the house, we realized there were over 90 people inside. so we immediately began to assess any kind of a special threat. we're concerned there may be some positive covid cases inside the house, so we do have our health department in route. they will do rapid testing for that. we will keep them in the house for now. they begin to do their investigation. >> so here's where things stand. they're awaiting the covid test results to determine the next steps from there. martha? >> martha: casey stegall on the breaking news this afternoon out of houston in a growing controversy and crisis i'm -- emanating from the border. in the beginning, it was alone group of parents huddled online
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talking about what they were worried about. they saw an incredibly divisive message on race that was permeating the lessons being taught to their children, even the youngest kids in some schools. now there's a growing awareness of what has been going on in our schools. now senator mitch mcconnell and 37 of his colleagues are also taking a very bold stand on this as well. mcconnell argues "families did not ask for this divisive nonsense. voters did not vote for it. americans never decided our children should be taught that our country is inherently evil." chad pergram reporting live on this very bold move from republicans on the hill in this regard. hi, chad. >> good afternoon, martha. this is the latest skirmish in the culture wars. mitch mcconnell called the agenda radical and one that fixates solely on past flaws.
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he says students shouldn't be taught that our country is evil. mcconnell says this is part of a democratic trend. >> the far left certainly gets the message. some of the most liberal members have gone out of their way too say they're surprised and delighted by the president's willingness to do things their way. >> the secretary of education, miguel cardonas has not said he saw the letter from mcconnell. >> the federal government doesn't have a role in the curriculum. students need to see themselves in curriculum but doing in a way that builds community in our schools. i have complete confidence the educators will get it right. >> the problem with democrats, courting voters more focused on economics than left wing politics. >> people at the end of the day get most motivated and going to go vote and make their political decisions based on those type of bread and butter issues.
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>> republicans are using this as a wedge to reach voters for 2022. martha? >> martha: thanks, chad. joining me now one of the signers of that letter, mike braun of indiana. he has a lot of background in these issues. good to see you. why did you sign this letter? >> this is an easy one. when you have "the new york times" drumming up a 1619 project and critical race theory that is being spewed across the country and president biden going along with the left side of his party to actually try to push this in to grants, in to our school system. let me tell you, i came from a local school board. back in my office in my hometown today. i see in my own work force diversity. we need employees. that is so off the mark.
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to be based upon credential historians are saying has errors embedded in it. it's not going to resonate on main street. i think it's going along with the risk that he's taking with a border policy down there about three weeks ago. that is going to add up in to issues in 2022. i think if you're risking that much politically, pushing in so many directions that don't go along with mainstream america, you have to scratch your head why he's doing it. >> martha: and how deep the understanding is of what is in some of these ideas for curriculums. as you say, the biden white house is making 1619 and related anti-racism writings sort of a benchmark for receiving grant
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money. you have to be open to including these as what you're teaching. a lot of people hear these things thrown around. i want to put on the screen, this is from the 1619 project. it says the goal of the 1619 project is to reframe american history making explicit how slavery is the foundation on which the country is built. for generations, we have not been adequately taught this history. our hope is to paint a fuller picture of the institution that shaped our nation. so the argument here by this project is that everything was built on the back of slavery and that that -- the perpetuation of that has list to the institutions in our country. >> that is generalizing in a way that is dangerous. when you look at what else went
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into farming the greatest experience in democracy, slavery obviously was a blemish. something that we fought a civil war over. when you make the argument that it's systemic, to me that is a bridge too far and it just is not coinciding with reality. i was on a school board for ten years. had a business for 37 years prior to becoming a senator. you don't see it. when you use something like a default to racism on the excuse for why things are not working in this country to me is a smoke screen, a cover for policies that are not working otherwise. just doesn't make sense. >> martha: yes, i would point out before we say good-bye, the survey found that 51% of americans can't -- only 51% of americans can name the three branches of government in this
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country. they also found out the majority of americans would earn an f on the united states citizenship exam. so although there are components of this that certainly deserve discussion and you make a great point obviously about the wound of slavery in the country but when we have a nation that doesn't understand our own basic civics, we have to raise some questions about this, the whole thrust here. mike braun, senator from indiana, thanks very much. good to have you here today. >> thank you. >> thanks for coming on. >> martha: so senator tim scott has now put every politician in the country on the spot to answer this question which he raised the other night. do you really believe that the country is rooted in systemic racism? now having used the term in every recent speech, the president and the vice president were forced to answer that question themselves today. we'll show you what they said and then we'll take to leo
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america is not a racist country, he has forced that question to be asked of everyone. here's what the president and the vice president said when they were asked point blank because of what tim scott said. so do we live in a racist country? >> no, i don't think the american people are racist. but i think after 400 years african americans have been left in a position where they're so far behind the eight ball in terms of education, health, in terms of opportunity. >> i don't think america is a racist country but we have to speak truth about the history of racism in our country. >> martha: so a lot of people are talking. here now to talk about this, leo terrell, civil rights tern and
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joe concha, fox news contributors. leo, by standing there the other night, america is not a racist country, we have made a lot of progress, he put everybody back on their heels saying well, defend that comment if you believe that the united states is guilty of systemic racism. i wonder how that is going to change this conversation. >> you know, martha, i've been on your show saying there's no systemic discrimination. what tim scott did and how in your professional career, when have a response to a state of the union carry legs for three days? he challenged him. he called their bluff on the issue. is this country racist? joe biden and kamala harris, they know this country is not racist. but race card is a business with the democratic party. they have to play that card. tim scott, a conservative black republican who challenged him on
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the issue of race challenged the very fabric of the democratic party. without the black vote, there's no democratic party. and they were forced to admit it. they caveated with 400 years of racism. a code for critical race theory. jim crow. so they have to play that game, martha, because they don't want a defection like leo terrell last year joining the republicans. like 50 cent and ice cube wanting to join the republican party. that is what they're afraid of. blacks leaving the democratic party. >> martha: yeah. watch, this you're right, leo. here's sonny hofton on "the view." >> i was disappointed where he said america is not a racist country without talking about the systemic racism that is plaguing this country. why was he chosen to give this rebuttal? he was chosen because he's the
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only black republican senator. his the person that republicans want to put out front because of the problem of racism in this country. he knows that. >> martha: wow. >> they're afraid. >> martha: share your thoughts. >> well, sunny hostin makes a ridiculous point. before 2021, there was one black democratic senator, cory booker, before raphael warnock was chosen. that is reverse racism that we just saw there. he was only chosen because of the color of his skin. not because he is a rising star in the republican party that people even before this rebuttal was talking about as a possible 2024 presidential contender. to hear joy behar before by the way, next screams white explaining as a white talk show host that dressed in black face telling a sitter black senator from the south about race.
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that show has jumped five sharks with this commentary. to leo's point, how often do we see rebuttal to any address resonate like this? he start add conversation. in the process, he put the president and the vice president on the defensive. answering a question that do you really believe that the country that you lead is racist? they had no good answer for it. now that's why so many people are talking about if donald trump does not run, that you could see a tim scott ron desantis ticket or vice versa. either way, this is your star of the republican party. definitely the winner of the week as far as his political career and his optimistic message is concerned, martha. >> martha: yes. i would point out barack obama and kamala harris both senators before raphael warnock. but this -- also, i would say to sunny hostin, they chose tim scott because he's a rising star
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in the party. that's who they want to put out there. yes, he's an african american senator and yes, that makes an appealing choice for a number of reasons given the conversation in this country. why wouldn't you want to embrace all voices to be part of the conversation and there's a lot of nerves that have gotten very rattled by everything that tim scott said the other night. thank you to both of you. good to have you with >> thank you. >> martha: all right. so get this. president biden's doj reportedly had a plan in place to essentially rearrest former officer derek chauvin in the courtroom or at the courthouse if a guilty verdict did not come down. what is this about? next. cell phone repair. did you know liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need? just get a quote at really? i'll check that out. oh yeah. i think i might get a quote.
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>> martha: just a short time ago, we got word the white house will restrict travel from india because of what they call a high number of covid cases and the variants spreading in india. india has been reporting more than 300,000 case as day for more than a week and set a worldwide record in cases today. the white house says it's acting on the advice of the cdc. the new restrictions start tuesday when former president trump suspended travel from europe because of covid. at the time candidate joe biden said the travel bans might slow the spread but they would not stop it. in a shocking report that has come forward today, there was a plan in place that derek chauvin would have been immediately taken into custody again if the jury came into that room and said that he was not guilty in the death of george floyd. the feds were reportedly planning to rearrest him at the courthouse and this comes from the minneapolis star tribune.
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garrett tenney fills us in. hi, garrett. >> hi, martha. for months federal prosecutors have been conducting their own civil rights investigation into the death of george floyd. we're learning that they had a contingency plan in place to make sure that derek chauvin never left the courthouse a free man. fox 9 has confirmed what was first reported by the star tribune on the day of the verdict, federal agents were preparing to arrest derek chauvin if he wasn't convicted or if there was a mistrial. that never happened. since he was found guilty on all counts. chauvin is in solitary confinement until his sentencing june 5. he could be facing more legal trouble. according to sources familiar with the investigation, federal prosecutors are preparing indictments against chauvin and potentially against the three other officers involved in
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george floyd's death. in addition to the death of george floyd, the justice department is also looking at the 2017 arrest of a 14-year-old boy by derek chauvin which was also caught on body camera. according to court documents, prosecutors say chauvin grabbed the child by the throat, forced him in to the ground position and put his knee on his neck. the child cried out in pain and told chauvin he couldn't breathe. that was not part of the state's case but will play a key role in the federal investigation to establish a pattern of behavior by derek chauvin with this kind of behavior. those federal charges are expected to be filed in the next week or two. martha? >> martha: garrett tenney, thanks very much in chicago. let's bring in brett tollman and mark eiglarsh. great to have you with us. what goes through your mind when you hear about this story,
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brett? >> well, it's fascinating that they had already despite what the outcome of the case may be, they had already assessed that they were going to bring federal charges. you know, in order to do that, they would have to get around their own internal policy. it prevents the federal government from stepping in based on the same facts or transaction of facts and bring charges when the state has acted first. so this would have been remarkable even for a new administration like this because the history of doj is to try to act with consistency. if they had not done this before. >> very interesting. i mean, it would have been mark, extremely dramatic had they found him not guilty and suddenly the feds sweep in and land the other charges on him and put him in handcuffs. >> yeah, that would have been pretty stunning.
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people would have say what about double jeopardy? we're burying the lead. i'm jumping out of my chair here. i'm outraged by what we're hearing. apparently in 2017 chauvin beat a 14-year-old with his flashlight so much so that he had blood trickling from his ear, choked him to unconsciousness and that happened in 2017. not a suspension? not a taking of his badge? not a prosecution? i'm going on record and saying someone owes us an explanation as to how the death of george floyd was not preventible. if you take away the guy's badge in 2017, he doesn't take the life of george floyd. >> yeah, i was not familiar 20 that story, brett. it's absolutely stunning. it's all we know about it, this account that we just relayed. we had heard that there were other complaints about derek chauvin.
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but this does raise a lot of questions about the minneapolis police department and why he was still in his job. >> absolutely. in fact, if you think back of the discussion on this, this issue, we have talked about how unions have rallied and changed a lot of the rules. when i was u.s. attorney, very difficult to hold a police officer accountable because you didn't get the opportunity to investigate the case like you would any other use of force case when the unions or when the police department rallies and they protect their own, that's one of the complaints that even police officers are expressing. so we might have avoided all of this with george floyd had there been meaningful account ability on that incident. >> there's a video, martha. >> martha: that's what i'm saying. we sweet talked so much every day, we have a video. i don't know why never saw this. absolutely, mark. thanks very much. good to have you both here. so back to louisville for a preview of the 147th kentucky
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they're calling this the most exciting two minutes in sports. especially this year. this year's kentucky derby could be the biggest sporting event in the united states since the start of the pandemic. a lot of pent-up demand to get out there and watch an event like this. lydia is live at churchill downs in louisville. hi, lydia. >> hi, martha. churchill downs is expected 45,000 people to be here tomorrow for the kentucky derby. that is under the reduced capacity. usually you can expect to see 160,000 people or more. now, we're standing here on the first turn of the track. step out of the way so you can get a look at our great view here. you can see some of the horses walking by right now. people in the stands, off in the distance here. today is the kentucky oaks race. the running of the filly that happens before the derby. we talked to a horse owner earlier today, travis folly.
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his horse is running in the derby tomorrow. here's what he had to say. >> for somebody like else, it's almost impossible. we're not supposed to be here. has a nice mare out of a small operation. goes to show you how anything can happen in this game. it's not always the big money. >> after the derby tomorrow, up next, preakness in baltimore in two weeks and then the belmont stakes in june and then finding out if we could have a triple crown winner this year. back to you, martha. >> martha: thanks. janice showed us modina spirit. 45,000 people in a place for a sports event. that's the story of this friday. "the story" continues monday. have a great weekend.
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