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the suspect was arrested trying to crawl out of the supermarket. todd: republican senator ron johnson speaking out after being suspended by youtube for posting a video about hydroxychloroquine. he believes countless covid deaths could have been prevented if the drug wasn't sidelined. >> all i've been trying to do for over a year now is just talk about early treatment. we by and large ignored early treatment. i'm not exactly sure why. todd: johnson says he is working to secure unredacted e-mails from dr. anthony fauci that could mention early covid-19 treatments. here's greg gutfield's take on big tech and the information we're able to share and consume. >> fact is that the tech companies disagree with you, out you gong, like facebook was when they banished the lab leak theory. cancel culture seems pretty overused but that's because it's gaining momentum. it's coming from above and
below. you have tech companies silences he legit opinions. you have the public doing it too, with help of drooling media. in eastern europe governments turned citizens into spies. it's happening now, in this case the media is egging on silt senses to -- citizens to hunt down other citizens. tech giants are the police. your neighbors are the police. the only people that can't be the police according to the media are the police. jillian: bob batch feater -- bob baffert going from the racetrack to the courtroom. he claims his 14th amendment rights were violated. he was suspended in new york and churchill downs after his horse failed a drug test after winning the kentucky derby. he insists the positive test was due to an ointment containing a
steroid. todd: katie ladeki punching her way to the olympic games, as if there was ever a doubt. she won the 400-meter free style in convincing fashion at the trials last night in omaha, nebraska. she finished just seconds off her own world record which she set during the rio games in 2016. american runner shelby hoolihan receiving a four year ban for racing after she is blaming the whole thing on mexican food. she said on instagram that the positive test stems from a pork burrito she had the night before
the test. jillian: we'll see what more comes out on that. todd: president biden talking tough ahead of his highly anticipated summit with russian president vladimir putin. >> i have found that he is a, as they say when i used to play ball, a worthy adversary. todd: play ball. does he have what it takes to stand up to our adversaries. jim hanson has pawn is completely outmatched. he joins us live. jillian: comedian kevin hart becoming the latest to call out the danger of cancel culture. what he said he learned from the fallout from his oscar hosting scandal, when we return. ♪ don't you worry, don't you worry, child. ♪ he hasn't got a prayer for you. ♪ don't you worry, don't you worry.
>> i have found that he is a, as they say when i used to play ball, a worthy adversary. if he chooses not to cooperate and acts in a way that he has in the past relative to cyber security, we'll respond in kind. todd: welcome back. president biden issuing a subtle warning to russian president vladimir putin ahead of their highly anticipated geneva summit but does the president have what it takes to stand up to russia at a time when the stakes are so high. here to discuss, jim hanson. what's your take-away from yesterday? did you see anything that gives you more confidence that biden will be able to stand up to putin? >> that is something joe biden doesn't do. he does not inspire confidence. i think he is extremely handled and ends up reading statements written by other people that do not sound convincing. and putin can look across the
table and sense weakness in an adversary and i think it would be impossible for him not to sense weakness in joe biden. he already caved on the nord stream pipeline going into europe which gives putin ready y access to energy. todd: let's take a trip to negative town. you study this stuff. you know the details. how could joe biden mess this up on wednesday? >> i think the odds of him making an actual oh, i'm going to cave and say sure, go ahead and invade ukraine are kindf slim. but what he's going to do without doubt is convince putin that there will be no consequences beyond public statements that he reads off note cards from joe biden to any provocative actions he takes and that's really the scary thing because right now all of our
enemies are emboldened. you've got xi jinping who is threatening taiwan and you've got the hacking coming out of russia that is of course sponsored by the state and known by the state. so they're not showing any fear and not likely to start soon. todd: and that strategy doesn't seem to look work if you look at history. look at germany. i digress. a top virologist speaking out, saying how can i offer up evidence on something where there is no evidence, my lab never conducted gain of function experiments that enhance the virulence of viruses. is this meaningless propaganda from the ccp? >> of course it is. you'll have to talk with fauci about that because fauci seems to think that he did. the problem we have right now is the only people who could
actually legitimately tell the world where that virus came from are communist controlled and they're never going to tell the world. and i don't think anyone with an above room temperature can iq thinks that miraculously this virus developed miles away from one of the labs where research like that is done with no connection to it at all. they're lying. they've been lying from the start. their lies helped cause the pandemic and no one should ever listen to them with any confidence. todd: bigger picture, is this a bad sign that china is no closer to coming to the truth or at least admitting even one sin scintilla of the truth to the world. >> they're not going to unless someone put pressure on them in a meaning until way to do that. one thing you didn't see from the g-7 was legitimate pressure led by the united states who should be leading on this to force the chinese to reckon with
the damage and deaths they called worldwide. todd: there is jim on your screen. jim, thank you. i apologize to -- all i know is jim is down with opp. you know me. jim, thanks. time now, 17 minutes after the hour. dhs scaling back aggressive trump era i.c.e. policies. angel families speaking out against the changes. they want their voices heard. we're talking to an angel mom, next.
pressure on the vp to see the migrant crisis firsthand. griff jenkins live for us in washington with more on the bill. >> reporter: simply put, representative henson wants to take away the keys to air force 2, preventing harris from traveling internationally until she visits the southern border, something she says she will do but has not announced a date. house democrats blocked the bill from being inproduced yesterday as she made the case this is about taxpayer dollars. >> this crisis is worsening by the day. yet, the vice president has refused to go to the border herself. when asked why she hasn't visited the southern border, she laughed. she laughed. this is not a laughing matter. >> reporter: it's been 83 days since vice president was tasked on the border crisis, as more than 180,000 migrants or 1500 a day illegally crossed in may, bringing the total to nearly 930,000 this fiscal year. in addition to harris' recent
trip to guatemala and mexico, she visited 10 states of which only one is a border state. she did not see the crisis there. meanwhile, the dhs secretary mayorkas arriving in mexico city yesterday on his first foreign trip. details on his you agenda is unclear. this as the dangers of high speed car chases with human smugglers is on the rise. on saturday, a dangerous crash ended in a residential neighborhood, the smuggler and 12 migrants were apprehended. now texas governor greg abbott says he's taking matters into his own hands. >> we're tired of the turnover game and the catch and release game. we want to arrest people. they're no longer going to get the biden red carpet treatment. they're going to go to jail if they come into texas. >> reporter: can the gop force harris' hands? tune in at 6:30 today, representative hanson will be on
there to discuss. jillian: thanks, griff. todd: great work at the border. the biden administration announcing they're replacing a trump era i.c.e. office with a new one, to support illegal immigrants to say they've been victims of crime. jillian: joining us to react is agnes gibney whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant. people are asking what about you, you've been the victim of a crime. tell us what happened to your son, ronald, back in 2002. >> my son was standing in the driveway when a gang member came from behind and was going to shoot his friend in the back and got my son in the arm and he literally bled to death. he died in surgery. jillian: i'm so sorry. todd: here's the explanation of dhs secretary mayorkas. it reads all people should be able to access victim services without fear, this administration is committed to
providing information and guidance to all victims irrespective of their immigration status. what's your response to that? >> i think it's a slap in the face for every american citizen in this country especially for those that legally entered, legally i'm greated to the united states -- imgreated to the united states like my family did. this administration i decriminalizing criminals, giving aid and help and facilitating assistance for illegal aliens who shouldn't be in this country in the first place and they're taking resources away from families like mine. i just talked to voice a couple months ago to found out if the guy who murdered my son has reentered the country after a second deportation, now i won't have those resources. where will i go. illegal aliens will have representation, drug cartels will have representation to give
them amnesty. are you kidding me. we are decriminalizing criminals. what is going on. how can we trust the administration when kamala harris lies and says she's been to the border. i've been to the border. many patriots have been to the border to see the devastation. why isn't she? they should have gone there the first month, the second week in office. nobody wants to really take notice as to what a disaster is happening at the borders, all southern borders, a disaster. jillian: you just listed off a lot of things that -- you say illegal immigrants would have as a result of this and you're a legal immigrant and with everything you've gone through, i mean, it seems like you're still pulling to try and get everything answered. >> i do. and where do i go to find out if my guy came back and had any contact with any law enforcement? now every door is shut for me. and i put out a video last
friday, a live video on my facebook page. i was so outraged for the first time in my life, this month on the 30th, june 30th, will be 38 years that i became a u.s. sense. -- citizen. i have always respected this country and followed the law to a t. now i'm not so proud of the country and the direction we're headed and america, please watch what's happening. today, my son is six feet under. tomorrow it could be one of yours. todd: it's so striking to me that those who speak out against illegal immigration are legal immigrants like yourself who don't understand why you had to wait in line, do all the right things, and that we see what we see on our screen the last five months. agnes, we appreciate your story and again, we are sorry for your loss. jillian: so sorry. >> thank you, todd and jillian. thank you so much for the opportunity. jillian: of course. todd: time now, 26 minutes after the hour. a north korean defebruary tore
says she -- defector, said she never expected ivy league schools in the u.s. could be worse than the oppressive kim regime she left behind. she will share her warning for america when she joins us next. jillian: we showed you the video at the top of the hour. after the break, we'll tell you the story about hero neighbors who scaled a drain pipe to rescue kids from a burning apartment. you don't want to miss it. ♪♪ for deb, living with constipation with belly pain was the same old story for years. trying this. doing that. spending countless days right here. still came the belly pain, discomfort, and bloating. awful feelings she kept sugar-coating. finally, with the help of her doctor, it came to be. that her symptoms were all signs of ibs-c. and that's why she said yes to adding linzess. linzess is not a laxative. it helps you have more frequent and complete bowel movements. and is proven to help relieve overall abdominal symptoms-belly pain, discomfort, and bloating. do not give linzess to children less than six
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they want to see more action. >> we're working with nato allies and g-7 partners but president biden talked about america first and i think it's important that we see concrete actions come out of these summits and not just pleasant pleasantries. >> reporter: this of after the new york times was told how can i offer up evidence for something where there is no evidence. i don't know how the world has come to this constantly pouring filth on an innocent scientist. in the interview, zing lee defends her reputation but doesn't provide any information to back her claims. josh rogan says she repeats the usual propaganda while ignoring all questions, adding zero new information. w.h.o. advisory board member said china is preventing a meaningful investigation and
only of making itself look more guilty. >> we need to give china let's say 30 days to come clean, say we want to have unrestricted access to all relevant records. china cannot have a veto over whether or not we investigate the worst pandemic in a century. >> reporter: this as video obtained by sky news australia reportedly shows live bats inside the wuhan lab back in 2017. zing lee's team was known for extensively researching viruses in bats. the w.h.o. report on the origin of the virus doesn't mention if bats were coapt at the wuhan -- kept at the wuhan institute at any time. jillian: now to this, a north korean defector is slamming curriculum at some u.s. schools and telling fox news america's future is as bleak as north korea. todd: she says she saw deeply disturbing similarities to the oppressive regime. joining us live with her story,
human rights activist, yan me park. thank you for joining us. for those who say that can't happen here, what's your response. >> that's the same thing i always think every day at columbia, i was thinking how is this possible, i couldn't believe that was actually happening to this country. every day i go to the classroom and they tell me in order to create a safe place, you need to stop asking the truth. that's how it was in north korea, they told us to be protected by the leader, you should stop questioning and that was exactly at columbia i had to go through. jillian: you're basically saying you felt silenced is what i'm hearing from you, is that correct? >> yeah, i think the worst thing, not just silenced, if i spoke up, they would say you're brainwashed from north korea and
just seeing everybody doing that. in order to fit in, not being canceled, everybody had to echo whatever they were saying. i think for me to get a good gpa and graduate, i had to really shut up and echo whatever they said. todd: i'm sure you weren't the only one who felt that way. there was one thing that i read that really stood out to me. you say people in america are just dying to give their rights and power to the government. why do you think that is? >> i think it's a question of human nature. obviously i saw how people can be oppressed to the point they don't know they're oppressed. people in north korea, they don't know they're slaves to a dictator. now i came to america, people are talking about rights and talking about their oppression and i was telling them you know
you're oppressed, then you're not oppressed. not knowing is a true definition of oppression. so it was so bizarre that why they're voluntarily trying to give individual liberty away so they can be slaves. jillian: unbelievable. >> and why do they have so much information, what happens with history. people voluntarily choosing this path that they got into their head. north korea we have to do it to survive. i don't get why americans, a lot of americans are choosing this path without any external force. jillian: i think it's important that people know the background of your story and how much you had to go through to come to america. can you tell me about your journey, about how you fled north korea in 2007 at the young age of 13 and what happened after fleeing north korea? >> so north korea is literally the darkest place on earth right
now, in the 21st century they do not even know the existence of the internet. i escaped for a better life. i didn't know what freedom was when i was escaping. i was barely starving. when i went to china to find food, i was sold as a sexual slave at 13 for less than $300. after being a modern day slavery -- this is a thing that breaks my heart. people talk about slavery but they don't want to fight for the slavery that is happening to the current modern people and after three years in china, i literally had to walk across the desert into mongolia and after mongolia i made it to south korea. it was two years of a long journey. people here haven't gone through actually real hardship. they're talking about oppression and i'm like you don't know what
oppression looks like. jillian: wow, what a story. it is -- wow, powerful to hear you say that. you do have a book that people can pick up if they want to read more of your story and you see it on the screen there and it's called in order to live, north korean girl's journey to freedom. thank you so much for coming on, for sharing story. we're grateful you made it to america. thank you for speaking out. todd: that segment right there should be required viewing in every school in america. jillian: powerful. todd: the growing number of liberals calling on supreme court justice steven briar to call it a career, the renewed push for his retirement after mitch mcconnell said the rules applied after justice scalia's death would be applied in 2024 if the gop wins back the majority. >> i don't think either party, if it were different for the
president, would confirm a supreme court nominee in the middle of an election. todd: democrats accused the republicans of hypocrisy for confirming a justice during an election year. jillian: three republicans are pushing a resolution to censure members of the squad, for what they call inciting anti-semitic attacks across the u.s., involving incidents with ilhan omar, alexandria ocasio-cortez, rashida tlaib and eye ya that a. todd: stop what you're doing and look at this incredible video out of russia showing a group of good samaritans going to great heights to save two kids trapped inside a burning apartment building. jillian: you can see them climb
up the drain pipe and form a human chain to pass the children down to the ground. todd: they've been nominated for bayer -- bravery awards for their heroic efforts. kevin hart becoming the latest hollywood star to call out the dangers of cancel culture. jillian: drivers in one state are begging to be pulled over but only by this officer. we'll tell you about it. ♪
trump faced backlash for criticizing candidate biden during an overseas trip to japan. at the time, nbc's andrea mitchell posted a tweet saying traditionally politics stops at the water's edge. presidents don't take aim at political rivals on the world stage. president trump did break with norms in doing that, took direct aim at joe biden. well, on monday president biden took a swipe at trump and the media pretty much ignored it. >> it is a shock and surprise that what's happened in terms of consequence of president trump's phony populism has happened. it is disappointing, as so many of my republican colleagues in the senate who i know know better have been reluctant to take on, for example, an investigation because they're worried about being primaried.
>> some on social media notice the change including news busters, tweeting i'm old enough to remember when trashing the opposite political party overseas was a five alarm fire. another chimed in, i don't know why a nato summit is the proper place for the president to rule nate over failings of the party out of party in the united states. i guess politics doesn't end at the water's edge. todd: first it was chris rock, now you've got kevin hart, speaking out against cancel culture. >> you're right, todd. kevin hart did just that, spoke out against cancel culture in a recent interview. he said when did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect, where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? it's okay to just disagree. we're so caught up in everybody feeling like they have to be
right and their way is the only way. politics is bleeped up because if you don't choose your side, you're done. kevin hart had to drop out of hosting the oscars because of backlash for old tweets and he went on ellen's show and there was backlash for having him on. there is no end to the outrage. jillian: i've got a car and i'm willing to go wherever i need to go because i think it would be worth it. >> i think there may be an increase in traffic violations in illinois because the illinois state police, they posted -- they recently featured one of their officers in a facebook post. it was a facebook post about safe driving and now people are begging to be pulled over. check out this comment, she said i think i just broke the law. i'm not sure which one but i most definitely did. leslie chiming in, saying what county in particular do i need
have my seat belt off and speeding to ensure i get a ticket by him? laura also chiming in, saying if i get pulled over by him, i might have a heart attack and need cpr. yes, so get in line, jillian. there are 3,000 comments under this picture of him and i was checking all the other posts by the illinois state police, there are like four, six, 25. jillian: he's really cute. >> we know he's a hunky guy. jillian: do you know his name? >> i don't know his name. todd: can we get him on tomorrow? mele can do this segment buy herself. >> maybe this segment will get back to him. jillian: we need to do some more research. oh, boy. todd: don't break the law, people. that's a disclaimer, the lawyer in me. but he is dreamy. [laughter] jillian: thanks, carley. all right, britney spears will appear remotely for an upcoming hearing on her long-hand '
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todd: did you hear about this, burning the american flag may soon become illegal. gop senator steve gains introducing an amendment to ban desecration of the flag. the protest is currently protected under the first amendment but he said the stars and stripes are a representation of freedom, we must protect and respect the american flag. he inelectroduesed the amendment two times before. florida one of 15 states to require a moment of prayer in public school classrooms. governor ron de santis signed a bill monday to ensure students get one minute for prayer or meditation. >> the idea that you can just push god out of every institution and be successful, i'm sorry, our founding fathers did not believe that. we have an opportunity here to really protect the religious freedom of everybody who is going to school, k-12, in the state of florida. todd: the one minute for reflection was already an option for schools.
after july 1 it becomes mandatory. jillian: nearly 15 months after governor newsom issued a statewide stay at home order, california businesses are prepared to fully reopen as the state retires covid-19 restrictions beginning today. here to react to the news, owner of a pizzeria, cynthia arosta. it's good to see you this morning. >> thanks for having me. jillian: todd interviewed you a number of times. i interviewed your chef and business partners when i was out there in march visiting your beautiful and delicious restaurant. i know this is the day you've been waiting for. restrictions are lifted where bars and restaurants are open at full capacity, customers are stop wearing masks in most situations. i'm sure you're elated but you're a little confused when it comes to the mask mandates. >> yeah, we're totally elated. it's just great to have this day after 15 months of the continued
shutdowns and mandates and openings and closings. but again, as always, there's this kind of -- this spigot of conflicting guidelines and messaging. this morning we're not sure, do our vaccinated employees need to mask, not mask. maybe thursday it will be clearer. but it might be june 28th. i have employees going can i take this thing off now, i'm vaccinated. so it's just kind of still the same roller coaster that california put us through for the last 16 months. that being aside, it's really a day to celebrate. we have survived. we have thrived in a way. and we've kept our priorities strong which is keeping our guests safe and our employees safe so we're really, really happy for this day. jillian: i was out there in early march visiting your restaurant, among others. it was a beautiful, sunny day in the mid-70s and there were like three people there. and i was just sitting there thinking my goodness, i mean, this is the ultimate place where
you can sit outside which is what we've been told was the safest thing to do this entire time. i mean, tell me the struggles that you have been through as a business owner for the of last 15 months. >> well, i think, you know, what was really pivotal was the lawsuit that the wine country coalition that we led against the state in january, was really pivotal in bringing to life that there was no data to support that outside dining was not a safe activity and so once the state reopened restaurants for outside dining i think that that was the moment where we really started to move towards where we are now and even though we seem a little late in the game compared to other states in the union, we are finally here. the biggest struggle now is finding employees. we're still not finding those people lining up out the door trying to get jobs even though we pay certainly above average wages in terms of minimum wage and beyond in our state and have offered benefits to our
employees from the dish room to the dining room, there are not people lining up for jobs. we have managers acting as bartenders, doing dual roles because we don't have the people. it's great to see the demand for restaurants. it's great to see that people's innate need to gather is showing through and we're busy. i mean, we are busy and people want to come and that three-person thing you saw back in march, you're not going to see that now. jillian: thank goodness because it is too beautiful there to stay inside. cynthia, thank sow much. i'm so happy -- thank you so much. i'm so happy you're finally at this point. thank you for joining us. let us know how everything goes once you're fully open today. >> thank you so much for having me. jillian: one of those things, todd, it's like -- it was just so beautiful. i was dumb founded thinking how are you not allowed to dine outdoors in this beautiful area with beautiful weather.
it's unbelievable. todd: it's that one size fits all approach that never made sense during the pandemic. even the most crowded vineyard you've ever been to, it was so open air there's no way covid can get to you. this is the napa valley, you're outside. never made sense. jillian: keep in mind, they're struggling to get employees, a lot of restaurants also with the prices of food and supplies and stuff going up, so a lot happening there. a jam packed 5:00 hour. we'll take you back to brussels for a live report on the president's meeting with eu leaders today. todd: plus, michael burgess, tommy lairn both live, do not go he anywhere. -- do not go anywhere. ♪
jillian: it is tuesday, june 15. we will respond, president biden promising to confront russia over cyber attacks ahead of his first summit with worthy adversary vladimir putin. we're live in brussels. todd: republicans pushing a bill to block kamala harris from traveling outside our borders until she visits the southern border. jillian: and this is video you need to stick around for. good samaritans scaling a drain pipe to rescue kids stuck inside a burning apartment. "fox & friends first" continues right