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pete what is old and is new. pete hegseth, rachel campos duffy, will cain. good morning. rachel: i like the country version of "the star-spangled banner." will: it was. every weekend we can see witch versions of the national anthem we can come up with, we can play. pete: i suggested one while they did the patriot awards, which is a bunch of great country singers as well. i think we have enough to have us covered. we're glad you're here. i'm so glad that tradition was revived. rachel: we did that yesterday. i got great feedback. thank you producers. maybe we'll keep doing it. pete: if you watch our channel there is big conference going on texas is arguing why cpac ever in d.c. to begin with? they are putting on a good show. they're still voting at cpac in
dallas, who the attend east there in the straw poll would like to see the 2024 presidential candidate. it will be very interesting to see what that pick looks like especially donald trump will take the stake. you can watch it on fox news today. here is a portion what speakers said yesterday at cpac in dallas. >> i think we're divided because there is an effort to undermine this country from the very foundation. there are those who don't like this country, who don't believe in what it stands for. >> i don't think there has ever been a bigger time there is difference between a blue state and a red state. covid really brought that out. >> this is our fight! we have to take them on. we have to defend our freedom every single day. >> i actually don't think we have a fight in washington debetween republicans and democrats anymore. i think it is between those who
love washington, d.c., who want to build it up, want to give it more power, want to make it a state. those in the rest of america. will: little bit what happened yesterday at cpac. you know one of the things i find fascinating, pete, you bring up there will be a straw poll today, when ever we see straw polls at cpac. among the conservative base, donald trump is on that poll he usually runs away as the winner. what is interesting to me the gap essentially number two or number three, if donald trump is not on the poll, ron desantis is clear number one if trump is not on the poll, but the gap between desantis and everyone else is fascinating to me. whether or not that be kristi noem or ted cruz, desantis separated himself as the alternative should donald trump not want to run. rachel: i think that is fair to say. go back to the sound we just heard.
this cultural divide, it is no honker left versus right, republican versus democrat, it is about who loves government, who loves freedom and who loves america and who doesn't. i think we're getting to a point where people are beginning to speak in more clear terms about that and you know, even this debate over the flag. you know, even the debate over our national anthem. these are foundational things and i guess you know, tax brackets, some little things we've been fighting about for the last 15 years are starting to slide away and we're starting to get down to foundation. pete: you're exactly right. that is all gone. donald trump didn't create that but exacerbated that. democrats came out who they were and republicans conservatives are defending basic things. rachel: is it donald trump or the pandemic? pete: was a part of it too. for sure. we told you our good friend
lawrence jones would be taking the stage. he did not disappoint. here is a portion what he said yesterday. >> many in the mainstream media didn't dare to cover baltimore, chicago, philly. they didn't care about those young boys shot on the south side. i weren't across the country, sitting with families as they were making their funeral arrangements. many of the pundit class said, listen, they're just liberal cities, just let it happen. and i said i will not. i will not let my people -- [applause] i was that boy. i will not let me people down. and i came to my conservative family today to say we got to do something about it. rachel: so of a speech i had to wonder whether lawrence will be on that straw poll himself, lawrence. how are you doing? how do you feel after that? >> good morning, family.
i mean it is the same thing that i do every single time i'm with you guys on "fox & friends." this is a story i have a lot of passion about. we've been covering it from the very beginning but i'm so sick and tired of complaining about it. we have to do something about it and it is true the liberals have failed these communities for decades. so if they're not going to do anything about it, then we have to do something about it. i tried to lay out a plan for the conservative movement to take back our cities. will: rachel, we should sit back, take the rest of the segment off as promised yesterday, mr. hegseth would give lawrence critique of that speech. >> after this maybe lawrence might have to get pizza. pete: lawrence, substance was great. i take no issues with substance. posture was excellent. good eye contact. a lot of arm gestures too. i do that.
went with the casual all look. no tie. so he held the audience. they were engaged. lawrence, what i like was the very end, you built up to a crescendo you got the crowd up to their feet. i don't know if that was planned. you dropped the mic and walked away. that is a sign of a seasoned public speaker. i gi well-done. >> family, i appreciate you guys, i appreciate your support. i think this is the moment in the conservative movement, they talked about this on the stage about this not being a democrat versus republican fight. you know what the fight really is? who is for the american people? who is for all of us? because guess what? everyone in america, when you really break it down, they're saying the same thing. it is the politicians, it is the pundit class, that are trying to pit americans against one another for their own gain. we're not going to do that. this is american family. all the issues matter. we have to address it.
it is liberty. it is a liberty mind agenda. will: nice job yesterday, lawrence. great to see you shine. you will shine tomorrow on "fox & friends." you have an interview with donald trump that will be airing on this very show. lawrence, good to have you on the team. rachel: congratulations. will: quickly before we move on, for better or worse, for those watching at home, we three have become friends. it is interesting what we talked about in the car ride, increasingly the divide going forward in the country will not be defined by the dnc and rnc. it will be deep and superficial. deep whether we believe in the values that founded this country. i don't this thats to be tied to one political party. both canby tray it. both canby tray those values. who believes the foundational values of who we are.
the other shallow the crime, kitchen table, the ones i don't even know what political party i am but i know i don't want people dying in my streets. i know i want a job. i know i don't want my kids going to school and being todd to be racist. rachel: if your vote doesn't count this whole thing falls apart. kamala harris was being interviewed by soledad o'brien. she asked about voter i.d. she gave a very peculiar response. take a listen. >> is agreeing to voter i.d. one of those compromises you support? >> i don't think that we should underestimate what that could mean. because in some people's minds, that means well, you will have to xerox or photocopy your i.d. to send it to prove who you are.
there are a whole lot of people, especially people who live in communities, there is no kinko's, officemax. be clear who you have in mind what would be required of them to prove who they are. of course people have to prove who they are. but not a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are. rachel: so will, you guys often make fun of me because i'm so '90s. she brought up kinko's. i haven't heard of kinko's -- i don't even know. will: they were bought by fedex. it is kinko's fedex. rachel: i would probably just go to walmart. i have no idea. i have my own little printer at home but whatever. what i found interesting about this, almost a little refreshing is that now democrats don't think that minorities are the only ones stupid enough, you know, not be able to figure out how to get a license. now white people have been included if they're rural americans.
they can't figure out how to show their i.d. so. pete: we were talking about it, you know, you know. help me out, you know i'm right here. help me out. ultimately it is so condescending to tell people they can't prove who they are, when people get i.d.s, and prove who they are every single day. as nancy pelosi claims the capitol is our cathedral and our democracy is our shrine, why wouldn't we ask for identification as we preserve that temple to the election? will: wonderful treats in response to kamala harris. a former cia officer, rural america here. we built this country. we can manage to photocopy i.d.s. rachel: he says i live on top of a mountain on the west virginia west virginia-virginia. i can copy my idea, moonshining white lightning with dueling banjos in the background. will: nice accent.
pete: did great reporters did man on the street to black voters, walked up, do you know how to get an i.d.? they look at him, want me to smack you right now? of course. it is so insulting to people to say that they're not capable of proving who they are. everyone should want the proprotection. such a straw men. rachel: will and i travel all weekend. they must have i.d.s because they're at the airport. will: turn now to a few additional headlines this morning, starting with the recovery of more bodies a the scene of the condo collapse in south florida. officials a86 people are confirmed dead. the crews are looking for another 43 people. search efforts return to a steady pace following last week's demolition and storm. overnight ufc star connor cr mcgregor loses the his second straight fight for the first time in his career.
>> [inaudible]. will: mcgregor forced to stop the bought against dustin poirer after breaking his leg. the win comes nearly six months after beating mcgregor in abu dhabi. mcgregor was carried out on a stretcher. he broke his leg in the middle of the fight. richard branson journey into space is being delayed. the blast is being delayed 90 minutes due to weather in new mexico. the virgin galactic founder hopes to be the first billionaire to make the journey. he thanks elon musk for being is friend and typically supportive. pete: how i describe you. will: her daughter has been glued to the, i would follow him around like a puppy before the trip. weather forcing delay in new mexico. the launch is scheduled for
10:30 eastern. those are the headlines. pete: you're a good friend. what a compliment. viral video shows a kid throwing and ripping american flag to the ground while the adult sits and watches. the shocking act against old glory coming up. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ there's an america we build and one we explore. one that's been paved and one that's forever wild. but freedom
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people to react, with the following children are being raised to desecrate the flag. that seems to be the point. that child is a child there is an adult watching. rachel: this goes to the conversation we're having yesterday, over in pete's backyard. we can sit here. we can criticize it. the other response, going i will make sure that my child, they're not born knowing how to respect the flag. it is not just putting your heart over your hand and taking your cap off. how do you dispose of a flag. a enormous. like car dealership. those are things you learn from your parents. we talked a lot about tribes. two tribes. one is saying to their kids not only do you not love america. i will watch you rip it out of ground. that is whole thing.
another subset saved we forgot to play the national anthem on "fox & friends." we need to revere that, those are two different universes. our education system and our cultural institutions are creating a bifurcation where you have that six-year-old. however old he is, as a 25-year-old, next to another 25-year-old who believe fundamentally different things inside of a country. another one said how can a country succeed if their citizens are rapessed to hate it? that is real problem when you try to perpetuate a republic. will: only source of hope from the video what you said, pete, children often rebel what they're taught. that is the only hope you find. that child will grow up one day, that was nonsense, that was nonsense my parents were feeding me. i don't know. i don't know. i truly believe i don't know the flag. one day conversations have to bleed over on air. rachel: after a few cocktails earnings at the end it is all
about the value lies underneath the flag. what is said whatever values that child is rejecting, whatever values that child is being taught to reject. rachel: there are heavy cultural forces. "new york times" editorial board member said she is afraid of the flag. there are a lot of cultural forces. will: that we need a new flag. rachel: blm says it is a symbol of hate. will: at least he has a helmet on. his soul is rotting but his head is fine. unprecedented migrant surge while some down play the crisis. our next guest covers the situation on the ground and shares the dangers he has seen next. have laser-drilled holes. they release medicine fast for fast pain relief. tylenol rapid release gels.
♪. pete: new revelations are surfacing in the death of a south carolina mother and son. ashley strohmier joins us as investigators probe whether there was an attempt to cover up for the affluent family after a deadly boat crash. reporter: paul murtagh and his mother maggie were dead on his family's property in south carolina early last month. investigators believe they were murdered. court documents paint a damaging picture involving the investigation of a deadly boat crash in 2019. attorneys claim the murtagh family used fives to prosecutor office to frame connor cook as the boat's driver. a 19-year-old by the name of mallory beach was thrown over board and died. the petition seeks to impose the police officers who responded to the crash. officers saying at the time quote, i was trying to find out who was driving around they wouldn't tell me. despite police have recordings of cook's cousin also on the
boat during the crash telling police murtagh was at the wheel. the murders prompting state investigators to open a 2015 case when a young man was found dead in the middle of a road. rachel: thank you, ashley. a ex-border official is speaking out the first time since leaving his position in june to sound the alarm on the severity of the migrant surge. former cpp deputy commissioner says what we're seeing a absolutely unprecedented. calls the crisis serious because border security is national security. our next guest has covered the situation at the border extensively for townhall.com. yule low rosas is here. you've been on the border a lot. what worries the most about everything that you have seen? >> what worries me the most not just the high, historically high apprehension numbers that we see consistently for the past five
months. just the fact number of people who managed to get away from border patrol. got wais. you ask the border patrol, low estimates is 1000 people a day. that is pretty low. they estimate it could be high as 2000 people a day. we don't know who they are. so when we have people who are willingly turning themselves over because they're a family unit or unaccompanied minor, that stands to suggest that they are maybe people who are drug runners, criminals. rachel: right. >> people of that nature. so that to me is really high. this has been happening for, consistently for five months at those high numbers. that is one of the things that worries me the most in my time at the border. rachel: for our viewers who are listening a got away doesn't want to be turned into the border patrol because he has a serious criminal record or working for the cartels. that is serious. the border patrol says that is their biggest concern as well. tell me about the children. we heard so much. we saw their conditions. there was a brave congressman
who exposed first photos. we had ted cruz and others taking videos against wishes of democrats and hhs. but tell me what is happening with the it now. what are you seeing with so many children being used as pawns to get across our border? >> what i can say even just in the recent time i spent there in roma, texas, a border patrol agent told me back in march they were seeing an increase not just unaccompanied minors but kids with special needs. when we were in roma, a popular river crossing spot, i saw two kids with special needs crossing just that night. it just shows not just unaccompanied minors are taking very dangerous journey north but kids who need special medical attention and just regular attention also making the very dangerous journey. it is very heartbreaking to see that. it is very unfortunate that it is being incentivized by the biden administration. rachel: that is heartbreaking.
was the wild alone. >> i'm sorry. rachel: was the children with special needs you saw were they alone or with adults. >> they were with presumably their family. rachel: okay. julio you will speak at cpac with representative brian babin and representative devin nunez, about the disinformation, denial, danger on our border. anything you want to mention about your upcoming panel? >> yeah. just basically, needs to remind people this is happening every single day and you know, the issue at the border didn't start january 20th but it has gotten worse and has gotten worse in a lot of ways. it just doesn't affect people who live on the border. i came back from northern los angeles county where cartels growing illegal marijuana have become very strong. they expanded their operation. they have been terrorizing american citizens. that is 200 miles north of the border. that extends farther than that.
it affects americans and i don't think that is okay. rachel: julio, thanks for staying on the beat for us. it is important for the entire country. thank you, julio. >> thank you. rachel: coming up history made at wimbledon, how the woman's winner end ad dry spell over the last four decades. the country's largest charter school network ditching the slowing fan, work hard, be nice. because they claim the slogan didn't help dismantle racism. that story is next. ♪.
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♪. rachel: the three of us hanging out in front of pete's house. had a little barbecue. turns out pete is a pretty big barbecue. will: good burgers we had yesterday. rachel: i had a hot dog. pete: you did. that is will and i discussing -- rachel: life. pete: recipes. find the conversation we have here is similar to this. will: look at the shirt. rachel: the shirt is great. pete: delightful to work with two people you enjoy off-camara that you do on camera. thanks for making it out there. rachel: it was jen putting it
all together. i give you credit for flipping a burger. pete: it was nice. will: absolutely. a few additional headlines this morning as well. the wife of haiti's assassinated president speaks out for the first time. blasting her husband's killers as gutless saying they wanted to quote kill his dream, his vision, his ideology. she is urging her country to stay on course as we learn two americans are among the 19 arrested for allegedly plotting the attack. reportedly insists the plan was never to kill president moies. michigan's auditor general announces he will look into data on covid deaths in the state's nursing homes. the official telling state lawmakers his review should be done by the end. year. republicans accuse governor gretchen whitmer's administration underreporting covid deaths putting infected patients into nursing hedges.
that was always the dumbest idea of the pandemic. a fire tornado forms in the middle of a wildfire. one much several major fires burning across the state, prompting fears for people living in nevada as flames i'm closer to the border, this all in the middle of a dangerous heat wave with temperatures in places like death valley reaching 130 degrees. let's turn now to chief meteorologist rick reichmuth for our fox weather forecast. rick. rick: good morning, guys. las vegas got to 117 degrees which tied their all-time record for heat across places like las vegas. here is your temperature waking up this morning. not looking that bad. 86 in phoenix at this time. 93. heat on across parts of the west. that 86 only because a thunderstorm moved through phoenix overnight, dropped
temperatures. strong storms over arkansas and missouri last night. this will pull off towards the south, bringing more moisture across the south. some really big moisture across parts of upstate new york. some localized flooding. spots three to four inches. another hot day out across parts of the west. 113 in phoenix. we start to see temperatures drop a little bit for the day tomorrow. will, send it over to you. will: thanks, rick. the debate over wokeness in america's classroom has gotten a lot of attention of late as parents got involved in their children's education. you might have missed this story last year, when the nation's largest public charter network which retired their slogan, work hard be nice. in part over criticism that the motto didn't disband systemic racism. we have eric schmidt. talk about the implications retiring a slogan.
i have personal experience. it is not just a slogan. it is truly a guiding principle for these charter networks. retiring, work hard be nice, means what for the charter schools? >> it's a principle for american values. it goes way beyond charter schools and that is the issue. when you want to replace something like work hard, be nice, you're replacing self-reliance, self-agency. you're also replacing civility, right? these are things that should be instilled in children as well as adults. so i'm concerned but we have yet to see what they're going to replace it with. will: eric, i mentioned that i have personal experience with. this i my children go to a very large, have gone to a very large public charter school, success academy here in new york city and the theory is rigor. that minority students in impoverished areas can achieve at a level as high as any rich suburban white school in this country, if you require someone to work hard.
if you expect high results. and i have seen the impact, erec. these kids are beating, testing achieving at the highest levels possible. now the cost, these kids giving up that exact principle you're talking about, giving into i don't know what? what is the cost, that is my concern, what is the cost to these children's lives? >> the cost is the inability to require grit. life is hard. we all know that. and there are structures in the world, sure, that make things a little harder than they should be but ultimately we can get over those things if we acquire grit, resiliency and interpersonal empower meant. what i mean by that is. you know, we spend so much time thinking about external forces. we don't think about intrinsic forces that we need to develop. schooling is a perfect prays for that. -- place for that. schooling is a perfect place for
that. i see us moving away from principles of working hard and civility doing more harm than good for minority students. will: we replace the individual work ethic, individual rigor, the individual value you talked about, future predicated on what? seeing yourself as a victim, seeing yourself as social justice warrior? replace model for success with a model for failure? >> well, with this victim narrative, if you look at everything through a victim narrative, working hard is a trap for maintaining the status quo. civility is a trap. will: in that victim narrative you're saying? >> what's that? will: in that victim narrative you're saying? >> yes, within the victim narrative. will: right. >> if you take away that victim narrative, and put together a narrative of classical liberal values like freedom of speech, democracy, reason, individuality, working hard returns to that high personality value. will: right. >> and i think we can't get rid
of that. will: right. it is a sad story because these charter school networks have done so much. in fact they have been one of the most revolutionary tools in raising people out of poverty in this country's last half century, to see them give up what got them this far, would be a major loss to our society. thanks for laying it out this morning. >> thank you. will: we reached out to the kipp academy for a statement. we haven't heard back yet. president biden's new executive order cracks down on big tech, it cracks down on their market share but what about their control of ideas in the marketplace? we'll discuss it next. ♪. for mac. who can come to a stop with barely a bobble. lucia. who announces her intentions even if no one's there. and sgt moore. who leaves room for her room.
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we're back with some sports headlines. for the first time in 43 years a australian woman wins at wimbledon. today, novak djokovic will try for his 17th title. father of pitcher joe ross saves a choking fan with the heimlich manuever. he dislodge ad hot dog from the women's airwave at the nationals-giants game. the two share a touching moment in the stands. pete: very cool. joe biden taking on big tech in a new executive order, aiming to take on competition and crack down on what they call corporate dominance. >> what we've seen less competition and more competition that holding our economy back.
big agriculture, big tech, big pharma, the list goes on. rather than competing for consumers they are consuming their competitors. pete: i think he meant big agriculture. does this go far enough? biotech entrepreneur, author ever the forthcoming big, vick very vivek joins us. will they get at the big problems we're aware of. >> is big tech too powerful in this country? absolutely. will president biden's executive order do the right things bit? i don't think so. it will leave us in the worse of all worlds giving the appearance he solved the problems of big tech's power without addressing those problems. the true problem is this. not that they exercise too much power in the marketplace for products. they made a lot of products available cheaply, there is wide consumer choice. the real problem is the power
they exercise in the marketplace of ideas by taking a monolithic ideology and using their market power to force that on the american people. here's the basic problem. the democratic party loves the ideology and social perspective they're pushing. that is why they're not going to do anything about it. i worry this may satisfy public anchor without doing a thing. pete: that is my next question. you say you're doing something about it. the base doesn't care about the censorship of conservative talk or banning president trump. that is okay. is there any teeth to this? what is the actual manifestation? how is it affecting big tech if it is not taking on the biggest problem out there with the collusion to push back on certain speech? >> i will give you an example of something that made me smile i saw this in the executive order. talking about bringing back the net neutral rule applies to
cable companies like verizon and comcast. that you can't have viewpoint based discrimination or discrimination based on viewpoints they express, the place we need that is with the social media platforms today. it's a perfect example of creating the smoke screen, lightning rod for public attention by focusing on cable companies which actually haven't been the problem for censorship for years. but instead actually not focusing on the big tech platforms themselves. i'll tell you this too, focused a lot on corporate side and m&a i would rather live in a world where the biggest tech companies in the world were american than chinese. it is not the size is the problem. the way the size of the companies are exercising greater social an political power than any company possibly should. pete: that is true. when they exist in those other countries they adhere to anti-free speech code. they have their own issues here in the united states. but acting completely in concert with governments there. quickly we saw the former president launch the
class-action lawsuit on banning. will that ultimately be more substantial taking on big tech than anything this administration is willing to do? >> i have an op-ed on that coming out very shortly. i lay out what if the case argued correctly that is the big if, it does have the potential to be one of the defining cases of our time because that gets to the heart of the government's marriage with big tech, the way in which big government is using big tech to accomplish through the backdoor what it cannot get done directly through the front door. that is the key issue we need to focus on. pete: as always, vivek ram swami. thank you. >> you got it. pete: a retiring police captain uses his last patrol to show his rookie partner the ropes. that rookie happens to be his son. they join us next. ♪
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♪. will: retiring texas police captain celebrating the end of his 33 years on the force with a most fitting send-off. taking his final patrol ride with his son who is just beginning his own career in the very same police department. that retired police captain, joins us now with his son police officer will. gentlemen, so great to have you. what an awesome story. paul, let me start with you just the obvious question up front, what is it like to spend your last day with your son who is following in your footsteps. >> it is an honor. it is a tough, emotional event to retire especially from a profession like police work but
it made a lot more special to spend that time with me son and see him on the street. rachel: will, what have you learned about your dad or about the profession from your dad? >> ma'am, i learned so much from him. i learned that no matter what, you got to go to work, you ever got to do well, and always be mindful how you treat people. will: will, what made you want to be a police officer? what made you want to follow in your father's footsteps? >> growing up i always watched my dad put on the uniform, put on the badge and gun every day go to work, no matter the weather. no matter what day it was, he had to be there and i really how admired how dedicated he was in the job. i wanted to follow in his footsteps to be a public servant as well. pete: any father would be proud for their son to take on the profession. you cast a good shadow for him and he follow that. how do you feel that your son is stepping into the profession of
law enforcement at a time, it's a contentious time and difficult time for police? >> it is difficult and what has been a comfort to me is, not only to work with him on the street and see how capable he is but to see the people he is working with, his peers, his fellow officers, the men and women of our police department are highly, professional and well-trained, so i have confidence not only in will but in the people that he works with and that makes it a little bit easier to let go. will: how did the final patrol ride go? anything exciting happened on the patrol ride? >> the main thing was i didn't burst into tears in public which was my main objective. the second thing was i didn't crash the car. i think it went very well. rachel: all good things, all good things. so, will, last thoughts, you know what do you want to take from this, you know, last car ride, patrol ride with your dad, this moment that obviously is so meaningful not just to you but
your whole family? what is the takeaway for you in this moment? >> i think it is just important to always just remember, who we are outside of work and remember that, yeah, he is done with police work but he is still my dad. will see him pretty often. still an experience, a profession that i still share with him. rachel: yeah. we're so proud of you, of what you're doing. we're so proud of your retirement and all the service years of service that you've given, paul. and we know it is really hard to be a police officer these days. we want to thank you both for your service. pete: absolutely. >> we appreciate it. rachel: all right. pete: all the best. i think will noses where to go for advice. what do i do in this situation? rachel: call dad. pete: dad is very proud. will: up next, lawrence jones goes one-on-one with caitlyn jenner at cpac. her take on transgender athletes
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will cain. great to have you. great to be here. we have other stuff going on in dallas today. rachel: we do. will: cpac taking place in dallas. this entire weekend. president trump is scheduled to speak today. our own lawrence jones spoke yesterday, gave a speech to the crowd. lawrence also sat down with california gubernatorial candidate caitlyn jenner. how did it go? >> good morning. i told you yesterday this is the conference people come, they can become stars or your career can be broken. this is about asking tough questions, figure out where you stand with the conservative movement. i talked talked with katelyn ye. >> i support women's sports at the high school level. we need to protect women's sports. >> transfemale committing biological females? do you support that in any case? >> lawrence, you're putting pressure on me. >> i have to ask you the question. >> what i don't want is some 14,
15-year-old kid in high school who, you know, all of sudden decides, oh, my god, i am trans. i will play in women's sports. that doesn't work. we have transpeople who have been dealing with the issues since they were four, five, six years old. they have grown up biological done all the right stuff. they lived their entire life as female, they should be ato compete there is no advantage. no nothing. >> in this industry, this is what we call a flip-flop, guys. rachel: right. when katelyn first came out she said, you know, biological men should not compete against biological women. and now he is completely, you know, made this change. he is like a politician. she is like a politician all of a sudden.
>> she was always a politician. as i told my colleague, will, in the past when we were on the couch, there was no substance from this candidate. we talked a lot about the issues yesterday. there was a lot of going back and forth about essentially agreeing with what i was saying. it is important, if you're going to run on the conservative ticket, that we don't become just a movement of just celebrity candidates. she may be the best chance for republicans to win california but it is very clear she is not astute on the issues. sheave says she supports the second amendment but when it comes to saying are you going to ban all the guns and everything, she cannot give clear answers. this is another example when it comes to this transissue, she flipped on the subject. will: nice job looking for answers even when they are actively being avoided. lawrence will do the same
thing -- pete: with donald trump. you have an interview we'll air tomorrow, right? >> we'll talk with the president of the united states today and we'll air it on "fox & friends" tomorrow i think. it is a great interview. the president loves talking. he lays out his agenda. is the president going to run for president and what is the new agenda. pete: after seeing that interview i wouldn't let lawrence jones interview me. rachel: maybe the president is watching i make sure i don't do any flip-flops. pete: we're glad you're there. we're looking forward to air the interview. lawrence, can't wait. rachel: thanks, lawrence. will: quickly when you try to measure answers against what the popular consensus may be at any moment, you're in trouble. it doesn't show a lack of empathy, or sympathy. the answer to your question, lawrence is no. transwomen should not compete against biological women in any circumstance. the truth we cannot sacrifice the whole for the benefit of a
single individual. rachel: that was her position not very long ago. pete: i wonder what if it is the chorus of backlash jenner gets from the elite crowd. rachel: or from the transcommunity. pete: if you're not fortified you might be worn out. that is what will happen here. we talked about bias yesterday. we acknowledge our own biases. "new york times" editor came out and admitted she was biased. had no problem with it. listen i'm biased. everyone has a bias. i'm willing to run with it as a journalist. there is anonymous white house reporter, a quote, prominent white house reporter remaining anonymous, speaking to another journalist, where did this appear, you guys know? will: julia -- pete: but anyway, this is part of an article where this anonymous journalist who is in the the press pool is saying some things out loud a lot of
people have felt. here is annan news journalist talking about being a member of the press with democrats. democrats in general have a much thinner skin. this is not unique to trump but republicans never expect a fair shake. so if you cover them fairly, you can have a good working relationship with them. democrats defacto expect you to be on their side and are horrified when you hold them to account as you would any other administration. it goes back to the obama years. obama staffers would be like, don't you realize being a woman ask no longer a preexisting condition? i would be like, yes, but i'm writing about why your website keeps crashing. rachel: that is so good. as somebody married to a republican politician, it's true. when my husband sean would go into an interview he would assume they were going to be tough on him. what that does is, that builds up thick skin. you actually learn to come in with your, you know, prepared, ready to go, ready to answer the
questions, if you're always getting softballs and suddenly somebody asks you a tough question, hey, wait a minute. that is what they're reacting to. by the way i love she brought up the website crashing. that was one of the most embarrassing moments of the obama administration and they were indignant they were being called out on that. pete: all you ever want as a conservative to be treated fairly. that is the only expectation. you will not get glowing coverage. they will not put a "vanity fair" protile about you. you want to make sure you're not misquoted or mischaracterized when you are not, great. this acknowledgement democrats have fellow teammates interviewing them. they expect allegiance, not fact gathering or tough questions. will: move on to the other story this morning because it is pretty shocking. where does the racial reckoning in america end? where does it go? here might be insight. here middle east be a clue. in new york city a public school principal has apparently asked
or suggested that she is interested in ousting all white teachers. as a result, that principal for only second time i believe in new york public school history has received a vote of no confidence. here is the quote of office for equal opportunity filing against high school principal paula lebb. mrs. lebb asked me to conspire with her in getting rid of my colleague. she stated in spanish, going to get rid of all the white teachers that aren't doing anything for the kids of our community. i believe miss lebb is not suited for the position of principal because of comments she made to me about white people and ma like shaws way she thinks and speaks. sheep is not fit to be leader of a school. as a school staff we lost confidence, credibility, trust, most important we lost hope of miss lev as a principal for the high school of law and public service. rachel: in addition to making those despicable comments, she was in a staff meeting with the other faculty.
one of the teachers brought up a scheduling issue. and she didn't like this question and her response was, are you saying, are you asking this because i'm a woman of color? he got, obviously, whoa, and they talked later and her response was, i'm sorry i did that in public but that is just how i feel. by the way, you should read about white fragility and we can have honest and courageous conversations after that. really, really vial stuff. pete: maybe a little bit of hope -- rachel: i thought that was great the teachers were revolting. pete: we'll not cave to wokeness and be self-hasting. part of of that probably has to do with the fact like the rachel nichols thing, a little bit too close to home. other white faculty teachers i'm not racist. probably antiracist. if you come after me i'm white, i can be fired, we can't live in this racist environment. will: 83% voted no confidence. rachel: she is
dominican-american, the principal is. she is a dominican american. teachers of all colors actually gave the no confidence vote. will: i truly believe everyone in america wants to teach america's full history, america's full experience. what we're looking at here quite honestly the downstream effects of critical race theory what we've been talking about all along. it imposes upon you, upon us, upon the society a racist view. you see each other through the prism much race. here is the effect. downstream effect. i need to get rid of all the white teachers. where did you think this was going to go? pete: that is a great point. we have to go backwards to go forward. will: paula lev, did not return our request for comment from "the new york post." rachel: thank you, will. we'll turn now to some of your headlines. two of the three men found dead earlier this month on a georgia golf course were bound and gagged before being placed in the bed of a pickup truck. of the arrest warrant for brian
rhoden revealing he used tape to tie up the men. a third victim, a pro golfer, gene siller, was found outside of the truck. police believe he was shot because he witnessed the crime. a third statue comes down in charlottesville, virginia. the city council overwhelm minging to remove the monument of mary weather lewis, william clark and sack. am activists calling the statue offensive. the remove coming hours after -- confederate statues of robert e. lee and were dismantled. definitely learn how to say that name better before mark comes on. get this, prince harry and
meghan are getting an environmentalist award for their quote enlightened decision to only have two kids that makes me and you -- pete: environmentally? this is a real headline? rachel: this is a real headline. the other headline, how many kids between us? pete: we're polluters. rachel: we're environmental terrorists. charity, population matters, that is the charity, selected the couple to win $700 to donate to a cause of their choice. the group applauding the couple, for quote, acting a role model having a smaller family and reducing our impact on the earth. those are your headlines. isn't that the greatest headline you ever read on camera? [laughter]. pete: that is their logic. more people are the problem. will: you know what they are in the end, this ideology. thanos you probably don't even
know. marvel. thanos is the evil veil lane in all the marvel movies, he wants to reduce the human population by half because we are the problem. rachel: meghan and harry are the villains. will: the ideology, is this a death cult, antihuman movement, any way the best way to help us out is to kill us. rachel: to be clear, i know you guys are not up on the gossip in the royal family, meghan and harry actually actually bragged we're only having two for the environment. they made that statement. that is his older brother had three or four kids. we'll have a fourth. pete: so many layers. rachel: there is a lot of layers to this. can i add one more thing. meghan markle had a children's book that made "the new york times" best-seller. and it was about fatherhood. both harry and meghan are estranged from their fathers. i thought that was a little bit, gives insight into the couple.
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♪. pete: minnesota police chiefs are raising concerns over the recent surge in violence and crime. one official in brooklyn park claiming calls for shots fired jumped 55 over the same time last year adding it is unlike anything he has seen before as the city of minneapolis report as nearly 30% jump in homicides. retired minneapolis police offer mylan mason is here to respond. thanks very much for being here. what is the situation in minneapolis right now as it pertains to policing and law and order? >> well it seems to be out of control. many people are very afraid of going to work, to even going to visit businesses in the area in minneapolis. it is very scary. pete: what is the biggest aspect of it? is it, quote, defund the police movement? they have autonomous zones, some cases multiple in minneapolis? or revolving door of the courts who are letting criminals out
without bail? what is the source of it? >> i think the problem is a multiple reasons and the other thing is is that people are not being accountable. they don't have to be accountable. the police are not there to catch them. the police are not there to stop it. and the community is not there to stop it. pete: minneapolis used to be known a couple decadessing a as murder-apolis. it was not safe there. the are we going back to what new york city was, a lawless city? >> i think what it is worse than it was in murder-apolis. pete: really? >> worse in the aspect people feel free to do what there they want and nobody is stopping them. the police cannot stop situations. only they can respond. fortunately not as bad as chicago but certainly could be. pete: why can't police stop
things? why aren't they empowered to do that? >> they're empowered to do it but they can't be everywhere, every place. even if you had an officer on every block, somebody on the back side of the block could start something. pete: but are they also disincentivized to engage aggressive because they could become targets of physical violence or prosecution? >> there is some of that. police officers are always going to try to do the best they can for their profession and for their job and for the citizens in the community. pete: all right. mylan, thanks for your service and time this morning. good luck in minn men. so sorry to hear about the condition of that city. >> thank you. pete: the fight against critical race theory in virginia. will it be the city that turns the state red?
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with over 4800 tons of sand with the help of 30 sculptures. rachel, over to you. rachel: that is amazing. thanks will. the loudoun county school district is emerging as the epicenter of the fight against critical race theory. >> my child is not a -- don't assume that. as long as you marxists push your unconstitutional agenda on my child, you will not be returning back to that loudoun county schools. >> the critical race theory has its rates in cultural marxism. it should have no place in our schools. >> crt has a singular purpose. it is to divide and depends on where you launch it. here in the u.s. the threat thread to pull on is racism. rachel: could this be the fight that turns the state red? we'll ask virginia lieutenant governor nominee winston fierce. winston, welcome. let's get started on the
critical race theory right off the bat. why has loudoun county become the ground zero? >> the issue is the critical race theory and parents are not going to take it anymore. what you see is parents are fighting back and there have been some times when we were really taken our school boards for granted and maybe not voted. really not considered you know the importance but i can guarranty you now, people understand that every single elected office is important, even dog catcher and especially for our children's future. people are concerned. these are their children after all. rachel: absolutely. our kids are not the union's children, they're our children. one of the most pernicious lies, by the way i love your background. you came to the united states at the age of six. you have this amazing, people don't know your bio, they should look you up, it is very impressive and diverse in terms of all the things you accomplished. i think one of the most
pernicious lies is promoting about our founding, 1619 versus 176 but there is this idea of oppressor and those who are oppressed and that has huge implications how our children view themselves, right? >> well you know, you talk about my background, i was elected vice president of the state board of education by my board peers and i can tell you that having looked at the nape scores, the nation's gold standard what our children are learning and progressing, by the time the black children reach 8th grade, they are failing in math. 84% of black children are failing. latinos, 70% of them. white children 45%. folks we don't have time to teach critical race theory. what we need to teach instead critical reading theory, critical arithmetic theory,
critical science theory, critical technology theory. what success can our children have if they're already failing by the time they reach the 8th grade. these kids are supposed to be ready for high school. rachel: you're running for lieutenant governor and a lot of state money goes to the universities. we hear a lot about the teachers unions and yet they're very powerful, but teachers colleges at many public universities are teaming with marxists indoctrinating the next generation of teachers. what do you plan to do about that? >> one of the things we have to do is sure we elect our next governor, glen young kin and our next attorney general, jason jarvis. we need the house back. we need six more delegates in the house in order to reverse the course. because i can guarranty you that china isn't concerned about what we're doing here. they're moving full steam ahead and folks, china is projected to be the next superpower by the
year 2030. they have more honor students than we have students. so folks, this is not just about what is happening in virginia. this is about keeping our place in the world as the number one superpower. we don't have time for this nonsense. we have to stop this division and i can tell you that democrats and independents are really concerned and so they're looking to vote differently this year and this year it is going to be republicans because they're not interested in this constant offense and divisiveness and their children being taught they're racists, et cetera, et cetera. jo we don't have time for this nonsense. i think a lot of parents agree with you. thank you, for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> all right. as the biden administration pushes a door-to-door vaccination effort a cnn medical contributor wants to make life harder for anyone not vaccinated. former governor mike huckabee joins us on that next.
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the day for slurp -- slurpees don't you think? unless they make coffee i would wait later in the day. will: hate to brag, we're up four or five hours. it is the lunch of slurpee. rachel: i want to talk about with you, what i find a little creepy, the door-to-door havings nation effort by the administration. i think it sounds a lot like what happens in china. neighborhood people go to check to make sure your fertility is not out of check with what the communists want or whatever. i find this all very creepy. i want to know what is behind us. a cnn medical analyst. she was recently on cnn. here is what she had to say about the vaccines? what we really need to do at this point make vaccination the easy choice. it needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated. right now it is kind of the opposite.
it is fine. it is easy if you're urn vaccinated you can do everything you want to do anyway. but at some point mandates by work places, by schools i think it will be important to say, hey, if you can opt out, if you want to opt out, you have to sign the forms, make it twice weekly testing. you have to make havings nation the easy choice. rachel: she wants to make it hard for people who don't want to be vaccinated, make it hard on their lives? what do you think about that? >> it is amazing to me that she actually said that and thought it was okay the government would make it harder on people who have had a pretty tough year, almost a year-and-a-half, two years going on now with covid but i'm going to tell you something, if somebody from the government shows up at my door asking me a bunch of personal medical questions, they better bring, flowers, candy and a box of popeye's chicken we'll have something going on the front porch. this is, it has gotten ridiculous because it has become a political thing. some people saying i'm morally superior if i had the vaccine.
others are saying i'm politically superior if i haven't. the truth is, this is a personal decision that people have to make. my wife and i had the vaccine mainly because we just wanted to be able to travel. we wanted to have the peace of mind. hadn't had any effect. some people think, oh, you bowed to the government. no, i have a compromised lung because of having had pneumonia, it was the right decision for me. if somebody doesn't want to get the vaccine, here is my attitude, you're not threatening me. i had the vaccine. i'm okay. if you don't want to get it, that is something you and your doctor ought to figure out together. this stuff you will come to my house and ask me personal questions, i think it violates hipaa. frankly it is getting out of control and this stuff about, if a person doesn't get a vaccine they're being called morons or belligerent. maybe they just want to. maybe their doctors have said you probably shouldn't. i don't know. it is really not none of my
stinkin' business why somebody doesn't. rachel: maybe they already had covid. >> antibodies. pete: they lost the virtue signal which was the mask. you can't see if someone got the shot that really bugs them. they have to defend going door-to-door to shame you for it. we have to get your take on another topic. the vice president did an interview with b.e.t., asked about something voter i.d. something overwhelmingly americans support. you protect the ballot box, one person, one vote. she had a new argument why we shouldn't do voter i.d. take a listen, governor. >> agreeing to voter i.d. one of those compromises you support? >> i don't think that we should underestimate what that could mean because in some peoples minds that means, well, you're going to have to xerox or
photocopy your i.d. to send it in to prove hourer. there a whole lot of people, especially people who live in rural communities, there is no kinko's officemax. of course people have to prove who they are. but not in a way that makes it almost impossible for them to prove who they are. pete: nearly impossible, governor. >> you know out here in rural america where i live, heck, we never seen a cement pond even much less a photo copier. this is such an elitish, snobbish, a racist attitude to say that people can't get a photo i.d. if you go to the doctor you have to have a photo i.d. not just to get on an airplane. you can argue some people don't fly but you can't go to the doctors or dentist offers unless you show up with photo i.d. people in rural america, people of color, never go to the doctor, they never check into a hospital, never go into a large
building, don't ever cash a check? it is nonsense. this is matter of protecting the integrity of the vote, making it harder to cheat, not harder it vote, shouldn't be a problem but it is a problem for democrats who obviously want to figure out a way to keep cheating. will: won't carry as much weight as vote of your life. keeping it on a ledger, mark me a fan of the beard. pete: me too. rachel: i like it too, governor. >> 3-0 right now. this is good. pete: 3-1 right now. will: that is what it sounded like one with veto power. always great to have you on. >> have a great day with your slurpeees, rick reichmuth with the forecast. >> guys, here you go. moisture across parts of the east.
ahead of this front we'll see scattered showers throughout the afternoon but we have some really big weather we had bringing flooding conditions across the central plains. we'll see this line ever storms continue to pull off towards the south not as severe today or as yesterday or day before. that is good news. look across parts of the four corners. big storms cutting through arizona dropping temperatures a little bit. temporarily they will heat up a lot today. new mexico, truth or consequences where the virgin galactic flight was delayed a couple hours because after line of storms moving through we'll be looking fine the next few hours which is good news. we'll watch the heat which will not break across much of the west. temps today again pushing record-breaking territory, close to 130 again in death valley. 117 yesterday both in vegas and st. george, utah, breaking records. not good news with that heat, guys. rachel: wow, 130 in death valley. that is just, wow.
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strategic southern city of kandahar. fighters entered that city. foreign diplomats are being evacuated. clashes triggered believed by the exit of u.s. troops. we have went to the scene of the biggest exit today. take a look. you're looking at the most potent symbol of the american troop withdrawal from afghanistan. this is the main, sprawling bagram airbase just 40 miles north of kabul. it used to be where all of the american military activity came from in this region. now, all that's left is a skeleton afghan workforce and a whole bunch of american hand-me-downs. now off-camara, afghan soldiers told us they were surprised by the quick u.s. pullout. they were not prepared to take over this very complex facility. now functioning at a pretty low level as we could see as attention shifts to kabul civilian air force which has been reported that a new
anti-rocket system for defenses has been put in place at that airport. so far we have not seen a new round of fighting here in kabul but we're trying to be careful. back to you. pete: greg palkot, stay safe. thanks so much. bagram was 100,000 troops at its height. a different place. joey jones, fox news contributor, retired marine bomb tech. thanks for being here. i had a chance to see your remarks on air after president biden talked about saying this is over. he was asked about mission accomplished. i thought your words were fantastic. how should people think about the situation there, if it unravels the the way it looks le might. what are american citizens to think of isn't. >> the first question i asked of president biden, i would say the questions he got pretty good, i was surprised and quite happy about it, first question, what circumstance do we put troops back in afghanistan? that is the metric we look at to
say was this the right decision or not. most people understand we don't have the will to put men or women there to do anything other than sustain and basically what president biden says, sustainment was impossible at the current levels. really what he did he came out and said, at the beginning of his remarks the taliban will take over whether we like it or not. with 2500 troops we can't do a lot about it. we have to send more or bring them home, it will not be good soon. he kind of reversed trip and said, well, i have faith in the 300,000 afghan military which we've already seen a bunch of defect. that will continue to happen if the taliban is the stronger force in the area if you're in the afghan army, you will flip sides. why that number really doesn't matter. that is the problem, we understand, our president understands the taliban will gain strength in afghanistan, probably have at least a seat at table. he doesn't want to be the president who has that hung
around his neck for a 2024 re-election. i believe that is where the decision came from. rachel: should we care as americans what happens there? does it directly affect us? >> well if we could get a straight answer from the intelligence community or people in the pentagon that is what we need to care about. what we need to care about does the taliban ruling half of, majority of or all of afghanistan make our country less safe here at home? that was the question supposed to be answered when president bush stood on rubble said we will go after them, we will find them and we will kill them. he didn't say we would rebuild afghanistan and make it part of a first world western democracy loving society. he said we'll find the people that did this and we're going to kill them. that is the check that the american people signed but it was politicians and their own, you know, i guess, wants to make a career or a niche for themselves turned it into all these other things. i think that is where the american people just don't buy it anymore. will: joey, quickly i warrant to
get your reaction to a study, that is no surprising when it is well-read on the gun debate. a new study says there is no link between gun sales and gun violence. this was in injury and epidemiology publication. when we look state by state which places where people purchased the most, those were not places where violence increased most. quickly. >> selling of ice cream and smart attacks grow every year. they're not related but they enjoy the sun. people bought gowns to protect themselves. those people are law-abiding citizens. will: nail i had it perfectly. perfect analogy. more "fox & friends" coming up. rachel: thanks, joey. guy fieri? but that pulled pork could taste even better on king's hawaiian slider buns.
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♪. will: job openings in the u.s. hitting a record high of 9.2 million in may but the unemployment rate still holding strong at 5.9%. so what's driving unemployment? joining us now personal finance expert at credible.com dan ricato. put that simple question to you, dan, thank you for being with us this morning, what is keeping all these job openings unfulfilled out there. >> hey, will, how are you? good question. there is a lot of them. there are nearly as many job openings as people looking for jobs which really never happened before. it is quite phenomenal. during the pandemic some workers just moved especially out of cities. they left big cities. they went to the suburbs. in some cases the millennials moved home with mom and dad. second thing, will, there is
miss match of skills. hard to go from corporate planner to amazon truck driver. we have the pre-pandemic skills versus post-pandemic skills. previous recognizers change. a lot of people got used to working in the pajamas at home. they're not so sure they want to go back to the office yet. finally, no question, the generous unemployment benefits we provided in some cases, will, have disincented for folks getting back off the couch and on to a payroll. will: let me offer up a suggestion of a fifth an one might be the most concerning. i'm curious if you think this is a problem. when people sit at home this long or in some cases as you point out, actively choose to stay on unemployment, you break the will of a lot of people, they willingly break their own will to seek work. pretty happy in the situation that they are in. >> yeah. will: that is not everyone. a lot of people want jobs but there is a concern out there i think we're conditioning a society not to work. >> we're getting soft, there is no question about it. as i said the generous unemployment benefits certainly
don't contribute. listen, would you agree with me we have to help folks in trouble, have to get them back on their feet. will: yes. >> when we extend unemployment benefits time after time it really disincents many folks, not all, finding a paycheck. will: that is absolutely right. it is complicated. there are many different contributing factors as you laid out. four or five. the one in the end could be the most corrosive, we teach a population no longer necessary to have a job to have a productive life. that is hard to correct once it is instilled in society. always good to talk with you. thanks juror jumping on. >> will, have a great day. will: we're awaiting virgin galactic's historic rocket launch later this morning. we'll have a live report in the next hour.
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to do ♪♪ pete: that is wet willie. who's wet willie? rachel: all right. welcome back to "fox & friends." [laughter] good morning. it's 8:00 here on the east coast time. here in new york city, and i'm so happy to be with will and pete, two guys that i spent the last afternoon with yesterday, we were over at pete's house -- pete: sean was there too. rachel: sean was there, jen was there -- pete: we hung out by choice. will: we chose to. the part you don't see, i'm not going to be able to say that. [laughter] just won't be able to do it. [laughter] rachel: i did it.
will: you did it. pete: it's a very popular vacation destination. rachel: have you been there? pete: i don't know that i have is. have you ever heard of wet willie, will? you're my -- rachel: i didn't know what you were talking about -- pete: you end don't know what a wet willie is? rachel: i know what that is -- pete: wet willie was the banned. joel, have you heard of wet willie? no, okay. rachel: voting is underway in cpac, dallas where cpac is at, and the awe attendees are going to make their pick in this on line poll. they poll them on all kinds of hot topics, all kinds of things, but the most important thing is that straw poll that's going to come out soon. and covering this all for us is lawrence jones who, i think after watching this, you know, amazing speech he gave that really brought down the house, i think he might be added to the straw poll because he really
rocked it. here's some sound from his speech yesterday. >> we believe in freedom. i can only hand you the message, and if you can't serve the message of liberty, you can't serve that to the people, then i don't know why you're even here. it is the same message that led us to freedom from great britain, it is the same message that led us to freedom in the civil war, it is is the same message of liberty that led us during the civil rights movement. it's the same message that's going the lead us out today. [applause] pleasure i don't think there's a message, there's a problem with the message of liberty. maybe it's just the messengers. will: we need to hear more. pete: let's check in with lawrence jones live at cpac in dallas. lawrence, well done. you're saying back to basics. what was good then is good today. with we've got to sell it the right way. >> hey, good morning, family. there's no problem with the
message itself, liberty. ing it's the same message and for those that tell us that we need to change the message, they got it all wrong. it's the messengers, it's the inconsistency, it's the fact that they don't want to fight for the country at large. i think we're doing ourselves a disservice. i think there's a lot of people that believe in that message, that hold it true to their heart. we've got to go out there and be ambassadors. just like as believers it is our job to share the message of the gospel of christ, we've got to do that for our values as well. rachel: amen to that. you're right. it really does start in our own homes, lawrence. and i think what happens, a lot of people have sort of relegated that to the school where, obviously, that's not happening. >> that's exactly right. the foundation starts at home. the structure of the family matters, right? the structure of having leaders in the household that teach your kids. the reason why we're losing our kids today is because parents aren't doing their jobs in the household, and we're depending
on government, educators that have a liberal agenda to teach them history, to teach them about the foundation of the country, to teach them religion? that's why we're so jacked up. pete: it's true. will: yeah. [laughter] rachel: jacked up is right on. [laughter] will: i liked the pairing that you put together, talking about the message of gospel and the message of freedom. the three of us spent a lot of time talking about this yesterday. it does sound simple and important, it's one that's been a count winner, but how do you -- a consistent winner, but how do you bring that forward. i think you're right, it may be the messenger, but it may be also those two messages are inextrick and -- inextricable and cannot be separated. >> sean hannity called it the american family, and until we start looking at ourselves as the same blood under the same god, same values system, we're not going to win this battle. when we get back to the basics,
it's very simple. they like to complicate it, but it's very is simple. pete: i said i would watch it and critique it, one of the things i love to see because you know i'm attempting to convert you from libertarian to full-on conservative, you used conservative many times in that speech, lawrence, and i loved hearing that. you're on the track. >> you know, brother, i got that be honest with you -- gotta be honest with you, there is a part in me. the reason why i went over to libertarian side is because i thought a lot of conservatives were going away from that individual freedom. they like the government that they like instead of limited government. and if the conservative movement can get back to limited government, then i may come back home. [laughter] rachel: you know what, lawrence? i want to press you a little bit on that, because you are a man of faith. i thought i was a libertarian at one point, but they were far too secular and, frankly, atheistic
to me. >> yeah, you know the great thing about libertarianism is i don't have to subscribe to that part. i still consider jesus as my lord and is savior, and i try to live my live the best even though, i'm not going to lie to you, i'm not the most perfect guy. but that's why he died on the cross for us. i don't subscribe to that part, but people having the choice the choose -- rachel: fair enough, fair enough. will: a conversation that is worth more time. also, by the way, lawrence is going to be she sitting down with former donald trump right here tomorrow on "fox & friends." thanks, lawrence, we appreciate it. >> see y'all. rachel: he did a fantastic job. if you haven't seen the speech, go to foxnation.com. watch it, it's worth it, he's just on fire the whole time. pete: what he emphasizes is we have to go into the places where they say we can't go.
will: okay. from slurpees to political philosophy, from the southern border to space. president biden has a passed on many of his assignments to his vice president, kamala harris. and according to her, it's because she just doesn't say no enough. watch. >> here's the short list of what you're overseeing, and i've left things out. >> okay. >> immigration. [laughter] increasing broadband access, lack of maternal mortal i think, infrastructure, we just talked about voting rights. that seems like a lot for one person. >> don't forget i'm in charge of space now. [laughter] >> this is a short part of it. can one person do all that? >> well, you know, i've always multitasked, and certainly there's a lot to get done. yeah, maybe i don't say no enough. [laughter] rachel: well, you know, i always used to pride myself as a
multitasker until i saw the list she has. indeed, it is a very long list of things that she says that she has to do, i just haven't seen that on that list she's done any one of them very well. frankly, the border is the most glaring one. pete: any one of them alone would take your full time and attention. rachel: yeah. pete: it's clear the really tough tasks the biden administration know they can't address, so they've shuffled them off to her. she's holding the bag, and you're right, there's not one of them you would say, man, we're doing better there. ray e ray not one with. will: i am fascinated by what you just said is, pete. it seems to be that president biden is shoving off all the political losers to kamala harris. where is kamala harris' future in the democratic party? if you're giving her what they seem to think are no-win issues, you're setting her up not to win in 2024 if biden chooses not to
rerun or can't run in 2024. and then the next logical question is if not kamala harris, who? who would run on the democratic primary, again, assuming joe biden doesn't to have can't in 2024? it's pretty odd for an incumbent vice president not to be seen as the heir apparent. rachel: that is very odd. and i'm trying to wrack my brain to think -- pete: you know bernie's going to give it another go. he can't quit it. i'm not saying he'll win. no, but i think that ultimately she's sitting there going -- and then she's looking at the press, you've seen the leaked stories. listen, political shuffleboard's always -- rachel: oh, no, it's treacherous. pete: only one step away. they look at joe bide within, and there's a feeling that, the a, he's not running the country and, b, he probably can't or won't run again. and they're diminishing her
status. rachel: here's the monkey in the wrench here. it's that i think that joe biden probably won't finish out his term in which case she would ascend to the presidency, and then it would be with really weird if they put somebody running against her. will: right. primarying your own sitting president would be a big deal. pete: it's happened though. ronald reagan did it to gerald ford. but gerald ford also was never elected -- will: right. which is a situation that rachel would be describing. turning to a few additional headlines. new revelations surface in connection to the double murder of maggie and paul murtaugh. the mother and son were found dead last month on their south carolina property. a man who alleges he was framed by the family wants a 2019 crash further investigated. he claims it was actually paul behind the wheel of a boat when a 19-year-old was thrown to her death. attorneys are asking to depose
the responding officers. authorities have yet to reveal a suspect or motive in last month's killing. border agents confiscate 500 grams of meth hidden in peanut shells that were being shipped from mexico the texas but were busted in a processing center in memphis. x-ray machine detecting the suspicious anomalies, the mental health was worth -- the meth was worth tens of thousands of -- pete: how much time? rachel: i was just going to say, it's very labor intensive to do that. will: today is all-american pent photo today -- pet photo day. to celebrate, we're showing off our furry friends. so here's my dog, violet, a fawn doberman. she's infuriating and beautiful. [laughter] rachel: here's my dog, can skippy. that's him, he likes to go kayaking. will: what kind of dog is he?
rachel: he's a mix of a shut sue and terrier or -- shuts sue and terrier. pete: beautiful. and that's video of fox news prime time and my cat, one of them, stormy. storm, not stormy. storm. [laughter] rachel: i would love it if you named your cat stormy. pete: storm and trooper, they're mutt cats from the shelter, we got 'em. you guys saw 'em yesterday. they roam the yard outside,s they stay close. will: yeah, yeah. pete: my kid was on the floor trying to get me the cat, the cat was scratching. rachel: i'm just not a cat person. will: no, that makes two of us. pete: i'm out there for you, cat lovers. rachel: is send your cat pictures. pete: firstname.lastname@example.org. send in your beautiful cats, and will will read them on area. rachel: the leader of black
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and i hold this flag up with pride. pete: new jersey congressional candidate billy joins me now. billy are, thanks so much for being here. what an awesome ad, and you're taking this argument from black lives matter head on. we can have our differences on issues, but the flag, why does that have to become a political symbol? >> absolutely. first off, thank you for having me on air, and it shouldn't become a political symbol because the flag really means a lot to me. it's very important to me. because when i decided to join the military and fight for this country, i understood that that flag meant more than just red, white and blue on a piece of cloth. it symbolizes the unification of our nation and the many things our country has gone through up to this point. and it was one of the reasons my parents decided to leave their home country and come to to the united states and provide opportunities that weren't available elsewhere. the sad thing about the millennial generation is we have such american privilege p it's the greatest privilege on the
planet, by the way, that we have the ability to be offended and upset about things that are arbitrary. see, the truth is even though america has been through very horrible things in the past and even in its present there may be some bad things into the future, but the one thing that always stays constant with america is we always find a way to come together and persevere. and that's why so many countries follow our lead, and we stand as a beacon of hope to the rest of the world. so i don't agree at all with what this leader is saying. pete: i love that. american privilege, we all have it. what we do with it is a very different question. >> absolutely. pete: in that statement from the head in utah on facebook, they also write when we see this flag, we question your intelligence. and what you laid out is we can -- it's not that we whitewash or ignore the sins of our past, that we do our best to move past it and fulfill that promise for everybody. >> see, one thing that's really frustrating about a lot of the people on the left, i like to
call these people marxists instead of calling them what they are because they're trying to tear apart this country and divide us. and one thing that makes our country great is the unification we have, and there's no better way to do than to create sexual divide, identity division, all these are tactics pulled from the communist manifesto. and these are marx tactics. i'm proud to be an american, and there's no lack of intelligence in me at all. i'm very well versed in history as well as what's going on across the world. we're always going to be the best nation on the planet, and there's nothing anybody can say. pete: love it. bily, you serve in the air force, thank you for your service. you've probably seen the headlines about critical race theory making their way into the uniform. did you feel like your race was what dined you, part of what -- defined you, part of what made you a valuable member of the unit? >> absolutely not. i don't think my color played any role at all.
in fact, if there was any color at all that mattered, it was red, white, blue and the color green of our uniform that kept us all together. when you're in boot with camp, everybody's at the bottom. everybody works their way to the top, and one thing that makes our military great is people from many walks of life, different cultures, i was stationed with citizens of other countries that became citizens of the united states specifically to join our military. that just shows how powerful our nation is. those colors unify us all. we're all green at the end of the day, we're all red, white and blue, we're all americans. and i don't believe any of that stuff. right now we've got general milley trying to push critical race theory and trying the find things such as white rage that are plaguing our military. these are all issues that we shouldn't be focused on where joe biden's trying to focus on natural disasters and global warming as the main issue. the truth is the only thing the military should be focused on is our military effectiveness,
maintaining the defense of our constitution and our nation and protecting our allies across the world. pete: willie, well said. what's your web site, real quick. >> my web site if you guys want to learn more about me, you can find me on social media, billy prempeh.com, and please consider making a donation. pete: i think you might have a few more supporters after this. thank you so much for your time and thank you for your service. >> thank you for having me, brother. pete: you got it. a growing number of americans are sharing stories of bad reactions to covid-19 vaccines. two people who have had experience, adverse ones, join us as does senator ron johnson who's been at the core of this issue next. ♪ ♪
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he will travel to space onboard virgin galactic's rocket just two hours from now. jeff paul is live at the launch pad in new mexico ahead of this historic flight. jeff. >> reporter: yeah, a very historic morning as we are about two hours away from the launch of virgin galactic's unity 22. the stage is set here, people are starting the show up to see what happens with this lawn. a -- launch. a bit of a delay due the some overnight weather that pushed back preparation, but aside from that, no other major indications that this will not happen today. so here's how it'll work. a space plane will eventually be carried by a twin fuselage aircraft. it'll take off like a plane would, but once it hurt it is 50,000-feet mark -- hits the 50,000-feet mark, the plane will shoot directly vertical. they'll get to experience weightlessness, get a good view from planet earth, then after
about 15 minutes they'll head back down to earth for landing. branson, who is just shy of turning 71, said years of hard work all coming down to this one moment. >> we're ready. we're -- i haven't leapt myself get excited for 17 years, and now i'm letting myself get very, very excited. >> reporter: now, that is after this launch another billionaire, jeff bezos, is set to also launch into space. blue origin, though, has pointed out that their spacecraft will go a little bit higher past the internationally recognized 62 the-mile mark of what -- 62-mile mark of what's considered space. either way, big moment for both companies. will: very, very cool. we'll be watching. rachel, over to you. rachel: all right. thank you, will. well, more people are speaking out on the severe and sometimes debilitating complications they say developed after getting the
covid-19 vaccine. the a new group called vax long haulers urging the medical community to take their claims seriously. >> moderna, minneapolis. >> moderna, new york. >> pfizer, louisiana. >> pfizer, illinois. >> i need help. i want help and i want to be heard. rachel: my wisconsin senator, ron johnson, is demanding that the cdc and fda look into these reports as big tech censors those who try to share their experiences on social media. senator johnson joins me now along with two vaccine recipients who say they've had adverse reactions. now, april who received the johnson & johnson vaccine, and candace who received moderna. april, i'm going the start with you. tell me what happened after you took the vaccine. >> first off, i live next door to an icu covid nurse, so i was very frightened of, obviously, contracting covid and knowing
how serious it can be. so i went and got my johnson & johnson vaccine on april 10th. previous to that i was a very healthy person, used to singing and dangs on stage for about -- dancing on stage for about five hours on time with no issue. now i can literally go two bars of music without getting winded and barely get out of bed some days. twelve hours following my vaccine, everything hit including heart palpitations, my hands, i -- on the third day i ended up having some sort of, it felt like a seizure or, like, full-body -- my arms were shaking, my hands were blue, i couldn't feel my body. i wake up in the morning, and my legs and my arms are, like, paralyzed, and i have to, like, will my body to work. i have shocking sensations in my
legs. my eyesight has been blurry every since i got the shot. not just a little bit, drastically so. rachel: okay. >> i'm unable to eat most days -- sorry, i'm a mess. rachel: candace, you had the vaccine as well. what was the reaction? >> so my reaction, i had both injections and then on april 18th i was getting up to go to bed, and i couldn't stand. i couldn't feel anything if my chest down -- feel anything from my chest down and ended up in the e.r.. i spent 26 days in the hospital. i've had several tests, two mri -- six mris, two ct and a spinal tap, and nothing conclusive could be found in my body. prior to this i was extremely healthy. 85 days later, i still have numbness from my feet up to my
chest. i feel like a pin cushion on a daily basis. i don't have any balance, i can walk with a walker. my toes have electric shocks that go in and out. i feel like i'm in a compression stocking from my 15 complexion stockings from -- congresswoman presentation stockings. i can't wear anything on my arms because they feel like they're being stabbed if you touch them. my back feels like an army of ants with army boots on are marching up and down my back with 24 hours a day. rachel: senator johnson, so these reactions are clearly, you know, the exception, but they're happening. they're reporting them. what i find fascinating is they're reporting them, and they're also posting them online with other people who are having similar reactions, and the media, social media can taking it down, and the cdc is not taking it seriously. now, i can understand, senator, why maybe the people who are producing these vaccines might want to, you know, put this down
on the quiet and not take it seriously, but why would the cdc not care about these reactions, and why is social media so intent on censoring it? >> well, that really is the $64,000 question, rachel. there are thousands of stories like april's and candace's. there are over 5200 deaths right now, and our federal health agencies are not taking this seriously, and you're right, social media's suppressing this. they have support groups that are on social media that are being disabled. people that are helping others that are suicidal have lost touch with people who are suicidal. this is beyond the pale, and our health agencies have to start taking this seriously. they want to be heard and seen so they can getfective treatment, so that -- get effective treatment so that future harm can be prevented. we can't short circuit the approval process for these experimental vaccines. we have to if through the full observational studies. it takes time to understand whether or not there's real significant injury occurring.
those are alarm bells that should be going on in our federal health agencies, and they're not. rachel: it should. and you've been very brave giving a platform to these people. thank you so much, senator johnson, you are so courageous, thank you both for stepping forward, i know it's not easy. there's been a lot of really weird pushback to hearing the truth, so thank you so much. we did reach out to facebook for comment, but we have not yet heard back. and adverse reactions to vaccines are being investigated. the great mark levin will join us next.
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if your teen is missing meningitis b vaccination. ♪ pete: we are back, and we waste no time going to mark levin, author of the brand new book, "american marxism," out tuesday which, mark, if i'm right, is sold already on preorder 200,000 copies. is that right? >> that's true. it's amazing. pete: amazing. we're going to get to that book in a moment, but we would be remiss if we didn't get your comments on some of the stuff we're covering today because you're all over it. first one is, we covered the fact that a new york times editor who was fired had admitted she has a bias, which we all know, but they rarely admit it. now we have anonymous white house reporter speaking to another reporter, who was in the press pool, talking about what democrats expect from the press. here's the quote.
democrats in general have a much thinner skin. this is not unique the trump, but with republicans never expect a fair take. so if you cover them fairly, you can have a good working relationship with them. democrats de facto expect you to be on their side and are horrified when you hold them to account as you would any other administration. it goes back to the obama years. obama staffers would be, like, don't you realize that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition, and i would be like, yes, but i'm writing about why your web site keeps crashing. [laughter] quite an administration, something you've written a lot about as well. >> wrote a whole book on this called "unfreedom of the press." and what you see there is the democrat party and democrats -- let me give an example. today's sunday, so let's look at these sunday shows. you've got chubb todd, "meet -- chuck todd, meet the press, he's a democrat. george stephanopoulos, head of the war room trashing women under clinton, you can go right true the incestuous relationship
between the democrat party and the media. can you think of a single major issue that the democrat party supports that isn't promoted by the media? whether it is this phony climate change issue is, whether it is this outrageous critical race theory. the media are not just regurgitating what the democrats want, the media are celebrating it, and the media are the point of the spear. they are promoting it. look at the people they bring on as guests. they bring the most radical, kook, fringe professors they can find, the most outrageous -- look at "the new york times" and the 1619 project, how it's poisoning the finds of our kids. that would be the same new york times that ignored the holocaust until 1944, i want to remind people, and also supported stalin in 1932 through their moscow correspondent. these media corporations have a horrific history when it comes to human rights, when it comes to telling the truth. the american people saw is it with russia collusion, they see it with hunter biden, they see
it with the praetorian guard protecting biden. there's nothing new, it just pond out by accident. will: it's statistically impossible for any industry to be captured by any ideology, so how did it happen? did everyone within this industry, outside of a few rare exceptions largely gathered on television right now together -- [laughter] but how is it an entire industry is captured by one ideology? >> you know, will, that's a great question. you know, when patton defeated rommel, you know what he said? rommel, i read your book. well, i've read their books, and it's something called public journalism, and it's been going on for decades now. what is public journal snitch it's in the book. public journalism is the view that you must reject objective reporting. news must have of a purpose. this goes back to the early so-called progressives who said education must have a purpose. don't just teach math or
science, there has to be a social purpose. we're citizens too, and wewant a progressive type culture. the media's exactly the same thing. when chuck todd announced about a year ago if you're a climate denier -- and they use the same phrase as the radical left -- you're not welcome on "meet the press" or nbc news. excuse me? you have people from mit, you have physicists, meteorologists, climate tolgs who are debating not just climate change, but what causes it and so forth, they're excluded. the media in this country are utterly corrupt. matter of fact, i have a chapter, censorship, subversion and propaganda. that is the media today, censorship, subversion and propaganda. and i don't think we should be surprised, their ratings are as low as low can get among the american people. rachel: i want to switch to another topic. yesterday in charlottes9ville they removed three monuments. two of them were confederate soldiers.
put that aside, they also removed the statue of lewis and clark. what do you make of that? >> i wrote this book, "american marxism," because the left has so much in common with marx and they've spawned these various movements. so the effort here, every country's history is the good, the bad and the ugly. what the markettists do is they -- marxists do, they want to destroy our history, particularly the good. this is the equivalent of book burning. nobody is celebrating confederates, but we do have a history, and they're trying to destroy the history, they're trying to remake our history. and this is marx. marx says history's a bad with thing, we have to start with a clean slate. the world beginsed today. we've got to -- begins today. we've got to get rid of all this baggage from the past as opposed
to an edmund burke who said experience is very important, all kinds of things you can learn, aristotle, cicero, on and on and on. marx says, no, they're all wrong, i'm right. the world begins today, and this is our game plan. so this is part of it. and this is part of it. this is the indock try nation in our colleges and universities. this is the endless propaganda, you talk about the media that's the mouthpiece for this. this is the democrat party today. and what they're doing, by the way, is pulling down statuesly of democrats. rachel: yeah. no, it's true. can i just really quickly, what do we do? we feel so overwhelmed. they're taking over every institution, the media, pop culture, hollywood, the education system especially is so troubling to so many of us who have kids. >> let me tell you a little secret. the movement has begun. i've been talking about this on radio to my 14.5 million listeners for three months.
the movement has begun. even you are talking about marxism. six, eight, tens ago people weren't -- ten months ago weren't talking about marxism. you had a wonderful candidate before who got it exactly right. it is moving. it is starting in schools, it's going beyond that. this book will be like liberty and tyranny, i believe. this is no joke. they are devouring our different institutions. they used to do it quietly, now they're this our faces, and there's -- in our face, and there's an entire chapter i call we choose liberty. it could have been called pushback. it's not the end-all and be-all, but there are 10,000 words in there and ideas on how to do a corporation, sports leagues, colleges and universities and so forth. we have power, we have numbers, and we have resources. will: let's take a quick look. let's read a little bit. this is from chapter one
entitled "it's here." the counterrevolution to the american revolution is in full force, and it can no longer be dismissed or ignored for it is devouring our society and culture, swirling around our everyday lives and ubiquitous in our politic, schools, media and entertainment. it's here and it's everywhere. mark, we talked about this in terms of the chinese cultural revolution. we have openly now, as you pointed out, identified marxism at the core. so much of what's happening in our culture, and i've had this conversation with both of my friends here on set off camera several times. what percentage of the american population is following this path, in your mind, mark, are simply blind followers, maybe useful idiots? how many understand truly what they are pushing for? >> it's a minority. most revolutions are led by a minority. all these proletariat rise up and overthrow the government, that's not what happened in communist china, that's not what
happened in the russian revolution, that's not what happened in cue da. what happens -- cuba. you have individuals, most of them college educated or teachers in the case of mao and so forth, and they devour these various aspects of the culture. they're nor mousily violent. they understand that you need to brainwash people and so forth and is so on. but you don't see the rising up of the american people for what joe biden's pushing, what the media are pushing, what academia's pushing. the vast majority of the american people love this country. the problem is that these individuals that i talk about, these various spawned marx movements whether it's the degrowth movement dressed up as the climate change movement if, whether it's this movement in the schools where they say that you and i, we're the real illegal aliens, the united states doesn't really exist, whether it's critical race theory which is louis farrakhan dressed up as scholarship, when you think about these things, this is nothing more than these various what they call
intersectionalities, these various groups coming together. they control the democrat party, they control many in the media wittingly or unwittingly, they definitely control our educational system, the nea, the aft, faculty in our universities. the problem is this: we pay for all this. rachel: right, yes. >> we don't know what's going on in in our colleges and universities. we have no say on how teachers are selected. we don't look at their contracts, we don't understand in colleges and universities where with our money's going. you know what? that ends today, dammit. rachel: yeah. >> and the reason it ends today is i argue we need to have patriotic committees in every county in this country. i argue that republican state legislatures, it's time to start bds-ing colleges and universities. you want to defund the cops? i want to defund the indoctrination mills in this country. rachel: right. >> it's time to put these people on their hip, on their heel. it's time for us to rise up
nonviolently. not mostly peaceful, absolutely peaceful. and i'm hoping that people will read this book, you'll understand what's going on in this country, who's behind it, ignore the media. they're going to lie like joy reid about, well, you know, critical race theory is not marxism. she doesn't know a damn thing. it's exactly marxism because they've bragged about it and on and on. rachel: go ahead, i know, i know. pete: we look forward to reading the book in its entirety and the argument that you're making. you talk about pushing back and fighting back american marxism and this thing that's become so big it feels so quickly, but we know it's been a long-term project. what's the single strand of where we should start fighting back first? if you were to say, hey, i'm a viewer right now -- and first is reading the book and understanding the plan of what they're doing. but where do you start as an individual citizen and say i'm going to take the counterrevolution to the counterrevolution begins now? >> well, as i say, i have a whole cheaper on this.
there isn't a simple answer, and that's what people need to understand. one of the things i say is we need to take lessons from the left. we don't need to reinvent the wheel. what are they doing. so i explain, soll to lin sky, the -- saul alinsky, why aren't we showing up at shareholder meetings, stop defending these corporatists. they're not capitalists, they're corporatists. and i go on about that. when it comes to the media, there's a perfect example, stop watching people who hate your guts. stop watching people who have lied to you. it has an effect on their ratings, it has an effect on the bottom line. what about corporations? support those like goia and others and so forth and reject those that don't. we have the numbers. we have the resources. we have a great, vast american people. colleges and universities, isn't it about damn time we know how professors are hired, who they are, how they get tenure, what they're doing? rachel: yeah. >> when it comes to your own
school district, you can use foia laws. there are legal groups that you can bring in to bring lawsuits. it's time that taxpayer complaints be filed9 with the irs against the national education association which is a political operation dressed up as a teacher organization. i give a whole list of things. you know, i'm not just an author, i'm not just a broadcaster. here, when i ran landmark legal foundation, we filed these complaints against the nea, we pushed them back on their heals. you hear this wine garth. en on tv, how cocky and imperial she is. it's time to look at the aft and the nea. they're always trying to regulate us, tax us, silence us. it's also important to speak the truth. this isn't progressivism or social activism or democratic socialism. this is an americanized form of marxism that has spawned these various movements that have been embraced by the democrat party. pete: a thousand questions. will: i know how you can answer
them. [inaudible conversations] rachel: go get the book. will: "american marxism" comes out on tuesday. life, liberty and levin is tonight at 8 eastern. pete: mark, thank you so much for the time. very generous, we appreciate it. will: thanks, mark. pete: patriotic prime during the stanley cup. we'll bring you the performance. ♪ o say can you a flavortown-inspired hawaiian getaway. can i get another restock on king's hawaiian bread? again. everything's better between king's hawaiian bread. it's the lowest prices of the season on the sleep number 360 smart bed. it's the most comfortable, dually-adjustable, foot-warming, temperature-balancing... proven quality night sleep we've ever made. the new queen sleep number 360 c2 smart bed is only $899. plus, 0% interest for 48 months. ends monday.
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♪ gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. ♪ will: you can hear the crowd joining in, joining patriotic pride the sing along with the tampa a bay lightnings' national anthem singer ahead of the stanley cup win last week. sonya's performances have become a tradition over the past eight seasons. sonya joins me now. sonya, thank you for joining us this morning. so you've been singing that, of course, as i mentioned you're a veteran as well, but you've been singing that anthem with the tampa bay lightning for quite some time. the about 2015 you opened the mic up, and you weren't the only one singing. [laughter] >> absolutely. i did it the first time when i was sick. i couldn't hit the high registers and allowed the crowd
to sing with, and we did it this past wednesday. will: and you're stanley cup champions again, back to back -- >> absolutely. will: i heard you get a ring. you're part of the team -- >> i have it. will: there it is. [laughter] that's beautiful. >> thank you. will: you're not just part of the team, you're part of a tradition here. what do you think that tradition means when the crowd joins you and you sing together, in essence, the national anthem? >> i think it's beautiful. i think it brings us together as a people. the anthem is no color, it's no ethnicity, it's no racism involved in that, just people together to one cause. will: you know, sonya, that's an increasingly controversial proposition, what truly brings us together as a people, you know? so many of the things that we presume do though are now questioned, the flag itself, the anthem itself. why do you think those symbols still stand for something that can bring us together? >> because i think it runs deeper than historical issues.
i think people really do love their country regardless of the issues of the day. we're going to always have problems, we're going to always have things we need to fix. but i think deep down people love where they are. will: i want to save a little bit of time to hear you and your rendition of the national anthem, but tell me about your reading project, please. >> it started while the pandemic was going on. my sister and i decided to make a program where where we read stories to kids and make them available online, so we did it in the form of ad podcast. so any parent can tap in and listen to any of the stories, the kids can reason to any of the stories. there's a variety of different stories not catered to any specific, but just different kinds of stories, and they're all really great stories. will: check out that podcast, bringing stories and literacy to children ought to be something that also can bring us together. sonya, thank you for your tradition and for joining us this morning. >> thank you so much.
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on the east coast and america is awake. welcome to "fox & friends." rachel: good morning. pete:9 good morning. it appeared that somebody was already riding that ride at 6 a.m. will: really? pete: that's kids that got up really early or someone that stayed up really late. [laughter] rachel: i hope it's somebody that stayed up really late. pete: we're glad you're here. we enjoin broadcasting this show which is, by the way, the highest rates cable news show in america. rachel: this is such a great show because we can have mark levin on for, like, six minutes. pete: more. rachel: was it more than that? if. pete: do we have him? he was great. rachel: he was awesome. pete: rewind your dvr. will: here's a quick recap. one thing we did talk about is "american marx im," the new book coming out by mark levin on tuesday. how much of what's going on in this society right now is about
a marxist movement in the united states of america. let's point to one particular story in the news cycle today. overnight in charlottesville, virginia, three statues came down, robert e. lee, stonewall jackson and then a statue of lewis and clark and sack ya sac, for that matter, comes down as well. what is the end point, that is what my question becomes. why does it extend to lewis and clark? and then, therefore, where does it end? if you understand the base level is marxism -- rachel: yeah, that's a great point. just a quick note here that a relative of sacajawea, she was there, or she was one of the ones demanding that it come down. she actually said she wants it down because of the position of her in the statue. she's sort of bending down. she thought that a it was some
sort of -- actually, if you know the story, she's actually tracking. and so, again, everything is taken to this marxist, racial prism through which we're supposed to see everything. pete: there it is right now. she's on the bottom right tracking with lewis and clark who were charged by president jefferson to explore the frontier, and they did with her help. and it's a quintessential american story. rachel: right. pete: which we knew the confederate statues were coming down. at the last minute, the city council held an emergency meeting, voted unanimously, 5-0, to also take down lewis and clark. rachel: they did it in 20 minutes. pete: i don't know if they were paying the statue movers -- rachel: two for one. [laughter] pete: we've got five hours left on the clock -- rachel: interesting, the same reason they used to take down teddy roosevelt in front of the museum here because, the natural history museum, because the
white person in the statue was higher than the other. again, a lot of this is just looking at everything through cultural marxism prism. mark levin was on, as we mentioned, earlier and he says this is all about destroying america and our history. >> i wrote this book, "american marxism," because the left has so much in common with marx and they've spawned these various movements. so the effort here, you know, every country's history is the good, the bad and the ugly. what the marxists do is they want to destroy our history, particularly the good. and this is the equivalent of book burning. pete: yeah. he said they want to start from what they call a clean slate which is -- he mentioned edmund burke with, and he's right. it's a complete rejection of the conservative view which is you learn from the wisdom of the ages and the sins of the past, and you know that man is not perfectible through any ideological strand. by the grace of god, we're able to contain our worst impulses
but never, and certainly not government, and that's what our founders understood. rachel: we had a guest on last week and we have them on my podcast with sean, he's dean chang, and he talks with us about the similarities between the chinese cultural revolution and what we're seeing here. and it is so strikingly similar. the sessions we saw last summer in baltimore were semito the struggle sessions that we -- similar to the struggle sessions that we saw, the almost of it minus some of the violence. although some of the violence is there as well. anyway, i think it's very interesting to see those comparisons, and mark levin does a great job in this book. meanwhile, there's a video of a child ripping a flag from a yard, and this thing has gone viral. look at this. the mom -- it looks like maybe the parent or adult riding along with this child. the child pulls the flag off and seems to be maybe under the instruction, certainly under the
eye of this adult who thinks this is a proper way to handle our flag. very shocking, indeed. will: here's how it's being internalized. here's a tweet: children are, quote, being raised to desecrate the flag. this is more about the adult than the child. this is about teaching rather than action. i believe it was you, pete, who spoke to the new jersey congressional candidate -- pete: air force veteran. had an amazing message. talked about issues related to the flag. his commercial is all about why he stands for the anthem, why he loves the flag. here's a portion of his commentary on the moment we're in. >> the flag really means a lot to me, because when i decided to join the military and fight for this country, i understood that that flag meant more than red, white and blue on a piece of cloth. it actually symbolizes the unification of our nation and the many things our country has gone through. see, the truth is even though
america has been through very horrible things in the past and even in its present there may be some bad things into the future, but the one thing that always stays constant with america is we always find a way to come through, come together and persevere, and that's why so many countries follow our lead, and we stand as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. pete: beautifully said. will, you said if we had that video of the kid ripping the flag down -- thankfully he's wearing a helmet, to which you said -- will: his soul is rotted, but his head is safe. [laughter] pete: president exactly right. you've got a generation of kids if they are going through progressive schools and getting that ideology who are trained, taught and supported in desecration of our flag and what our country stands for, and then you have an entire, another side of the spectrum which is saying, hey, we revere this flag, here's why it's so special, he's how you fold -- here's how you fold it, here's why you stand for the anthem -- rachel: right. but you can sit here and complain if, we talk about this
all the time, and we talked about it yesterday, we can sit and complain about what we're seeing, and we should fight back against the institutions that are mistaking this happen. at the same time, the most important thing we can do is teach our own children, be on the positive. this is how you, you know, fold the flag, this is how you treat the flag, this is how you take your hat off before, you know, the national anthem. so there's a positive side to this as well. will: have a purpose, a direction and a positive message and your children, your neighbors, yourself will have a place which to go. pete: there is hope that maybe that child someday will be a rebel because it might be to stand up to america. will: oh, i think that's -- rachel: -- of his generation. [laughter] he'll end up honoring the flag in the end. will: check in with someone who is often self-described as a rebel behind the scenes, that's really how he's branding himself, that or enterprise reporter, right? lawrence jones, who is in that's for cpac where there's a lot
going on. lawrence gave a speech yesterday with, president donald trump giving a speech today, and also lawrence sitting down with donald trump. >> hey, good morning, family. you guys are doing a great job this on the couch. can't wait to be back home. so there's a lot going on right now. the fox family coming together. i'm going to be doing an exclusive interview with the president today right before his speech. that is going to be available, if you signed up for fox nation, right, until about 6 a.m. and then it's going to be pulled from the site, and then the "fox & friends" family is going to take over this, and we're going to show you that interview of the president. we talked about that straw poll, talk about what the future is for the former president, is he going to run again, what is the movement, things that he learned from his time. is he going to to select a new cabinet? that and so much more in that interview. check it out on fox nation first if you're a subscriber. if you're not, use the code cpac, and you'll get a free month free. pete: i love that. you know what i love the most
about it? some producer at cnn is, like, we've got to get this now, what are we going to do? if i want to get it. [laughter] rachel: after seeing your interview with caitlyn jenner which was one of the toughest interviews i think she's ever have, it'll be interesting to see what you have with the former president. i think it'll be great. >> y'all know my philosophy, i'm not friends with politicians. that's not my job. my job is to get answers for the viewers. i don't care if they like me or not. will: we'll be watching. thanks, lawrence. rachel: all right. we are going to go to a fox news alert. richard branson is about 90 minutes away from taking off for space onboard virgin galactic's rocket. he's spending the moment with his friend, elon musk, who shares his out of this world vision is. jeff paul is live in new mexico ahead of this historic flight.
jeff? >> reporter: yeah, good morning. years of work all coming down to this morning as virgin galactic gets set to launch its founder and owner, richard branson, into space. it's all happening with less than two weeks away from another billionaire, jeff bezos, who is set to do the same thing for his company, blue origin. now, there are some differences between the two launches. when it comes to richard branson's launch, it sort of takes off like an airplane. it's a twin fuselage plane, and once it hits the 50,000-foot mark, the space plane is released and shoots up to what they're hoping will be around 55 miles above the new mexico desert. bezos' ship though, the new shepherd, will go a little bit higher to the internationally recognized park of past the 62-mile mark of what's considered space. branson, however, said 50 miles is the mark recognized by the faa, nasa and the u.s. military and says he really isn't
competing with bezos. >> i know nobody will believe me, and it honestly isn't important. i mean, what is important is that we can both create very safe space lines that can offer young people watching these programs the chance to go to space one day. >> reporter: now, speaking of billionaires, picture floating around this morning tweeted out by richard branson features a shoeless elon musk, so it looks like he'll be here today for the big launch. and branson, we should mention, is just shy of turning 71 years old. sounds like he's very excited. and, yeah, we are experiencing a little bit of a delay, last check, 90 minutes. but they really do expect this to happen this morning which would be a historic, huge step for commercial space light. will: jeff, i have a ton of questions. we have, by the way, jim bride.
en steven, former nasa administrator, coming up later -- jim bridenstine. pete: i did a speech in ohio, super cool, on thursday, but it was at the national museum of the air force which i'd never been to. it's amazing, by the way. when you see how far we've come in just a hundred years from single-prop planes barely able to stay aflight to now the rim of the atmosphere -- will: i have a ton of questions. rachel: that picture of bezos is so interesting, so trying to be -- will: didn't notice. pete: billionaires and their toys. rachel: there will not be another tom cruise. pete: still ahead, speaking of the air force, it's the latest institution falling victim to, you guessed it, critical race theory as one professor says she is proudly educating our future officers on the subject. one congressman fighting against
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systemically racist and, basically, irredeemable? >> with well, it's not a good idea. it undermines morale. just like you said, rachel, if someone is going to give years of service to our country, perhaps even put their life on the line, why would they do it for a country that is so flawed if you believe the teachings of create corral race theory? -- critical race theory? secretary of defense austin, he needs to know this is happening. he denied to congress that create critical race theory is being taught. rachel: that's fascinating because i'm going to read you a statement from the u.s. air force actually defending this. the u.s. air force academy supports instructors' responsibility to channel students and to do so -- challenge students and to do so in an environment of academic freedom. what do you say to that? >> that should be the right to teach history. yeah, we have a history in this
country. the evils of slavery were allowed for a time until we taught the civil war, sure, let's teach that. but it's junk history. it teaches that if you're black, you're oppressed, if you're white, you're an oppressor no matter what. it's the opposite of what martin luther king taught. he said let's don't judge people by the lord of our skin -- color of our skin, but by our nature. it's, in my opinion, poisonous. rachel: well, the secretary of defense is obviously in charge of this, has the authority to either stop this from happening or let it continue. but what can congress do to impact the decision essentially made by the secretary of defense? >> well, when the funding for the air force comes up and we're going to -- this is one of the things we're going to look at. why should we fund the teaching
of things for our future officers that are antithetical to what america stands for? rachel: do you think you have enough support the make a change in that with the funding? >> we haven't counted our votes yet, so i don't know the answer to that. rachel: all right. we shall see. it'll be a very important national security issue, if you ask me. thank you, congressman. >> thank you. rachel: appreciate it. all right. well, the billionaire space race is expected to launch in just one hour at richard branson prepares for takeoff in his virgin galactic rocket. we're going to ask a former nasa administrator if in the the future, next. ♪ not the man they think i am at home -- ♪ oh, no, no, no. ♪ i'm a rocket man, rocket man -- it's ubrelvy. for anytime, anywhere migraine strikes, without worrying if it's too late, or where i am. one dose can quickly stop my migraine in its tracks within two hours. unlike older medicines, ubrelvy is a pill
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♪♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." the billionaires' space race is on as entrepreneur richard branson gets ready to launch into space in about an hour beating former amazon wannabe tom cruise ceo jeff bezos' mission by nine days. pete: take a look. >> have you ever thought about going into space, richard? >> going to space, i think there could be nothing nicer. so if you're building a spacecraft, i'd love to come with you on it. [laughter] will: here with more is former nasa administrator jim bridenstine. i'm going to try not to dominate this interview because my curiosity is piqued, and i have a ton of questions. branson's going to two to 50 miles, and bezos says he's going to 62 miles. when does space start? >> look, i will tell you, 50 miles is plenty high to be
considered space. you have to understand, at that altitude you're outside the atmosphere. the atmosphere is so trace and so thin, you would live maybe a matter of seconds if there was a decompression event. so, look, in my view, this is space. in everybody else's view, this should be considered space. pete: when you reach that, this is a stolen will question, congressman. the idea -- are you outside of gravity then? >> no. pete: no. >> even when you're in orbit around the earth, all orbit is the horizontal velocity of the spacecraft is faster than the terminal velocity of the acceleration of gravity. so what that means as you're falling toward the earth, the curvature of the earth is i moving at the same time. so you always falling, in essence, around the earth. that's orbital velocity. this is, in fact, space, but it's -- [laughter] this is, in fact, space, but it's not orbital velocity. i think there's the
differentiator. so we're going to get to today, we're going to get to 2300 miles per hour. orbital velocity is 17,500 miles per hour. all of it is space, the difference is what is the velocity that you're achieving. rachel: so they're not landing anywhere, they're just going around, is that correct? >> no. in fact, they're going straight up. they're going to have five, i don't know how many, a few minutes of weightlessness, so this is a straight up and straight down kind of mission. and they're going up to the edge of space and coming right back down just like alan shepard did on america's first space flight. will: the technology, they're going to release the sort of a airplane part of the space capsule. he's going to get to a certain altitude and then the space capsule takes over. so where are we on technology as far as reentry? i know that's always been a very dangerous moment when it comes to space flight, and how far away are we from actual orbit? instead of going back up and coming back down, i don't know,
some number of revolutions. >> yeah. so if you think about the international space station, you're talking, you know, just other 200 miles directly up. this flight is going to go over, i think it's around 55 miles directly up. it's really not about altitude, it's about horizontal velocity to determine whether or not you're in orbit or not in orbit. this is, this is a great flight. but, yes, what's unique about this is it's horizontal takeoff and landing, so the white knight 2 carrier aircraft is going to take a spaceship up to 50,000 feet, then it's going to release, it's going to light a rocket which is the propulsion system uses a fuel that is nylon, if you can imagine that, it's nylon as the fuel, and then it's going to go all the a way up to about 55 miles and come back to earth. and here's what's amazing about this, this has been in the works, obviously, for many years. all privately funded. and this is the first step towards an eventuality where
we're going to have tourists flying into space, you, the crew of "fox & friends," one day will be able to take a flight on a vehicle like this. and by the way, this is also now a publicly-traded firm. yes, it is -- these are billionaires that are doing this today, but they're taking their companies public. rachel: wow. we were just talking about maybe going to the air force museum, but that actually sounds better, right? pete: it does. a line item in my next contract, must host one show in space. [laughter] >> i want to be your host when you do that. rachel: we want you with us. after you talked about all the stuff i don't understand, we definitely want you on. thank you, jim. >> thank you. pete: all right. well, on another topic back here on earth, a former border patrol official says the current migrant crisis is unlike anything he's ever seen before. stephen miller, of course, worked extensively on the border, he'll be speak at cpac today as well which you can catch on fox nation.
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which is being live streamed on fox nation all weekend. thanks so much for being here. you're going to be speak ahead of president trump told. of all the issues you could talk about, there's a plethora of them with the current administration, what will you be focusing on? >> so i'm going to be focusing on how president trump changed conservativism in this country. we grew up with the conservativism that was very focused on stock market, the economy, economic growth, tax rates, and those are all important issues and worthy of discussion. but they ignored the soul, they ignored the heart of what this country is and what life is all about. people want to grow up in a country in which they're safe, in which their kids can live without fear, in which our schools teach people to love who we are as a nation and in which we protect our workers against unfair competition from china and foreign countries, where made in the usa matters not just
on an economic level, but on a moral level and where we finally protect and defend our board as a matter of economic security and also fundamental allegiance to the people of this country. that working people's party and movement is what donald trump built. that's what i'm going to be focused on today. will by the way, cpac is live on fox nation along with the speech by former president trump and many others. go to foxnation.com to sign up and stream. i want to ask you about what you -- rachel: we've been talking about this all week. will: right. so here's what i want to ask you. all the things that conservatives normally fought for and talked about are, in essence, process. democracy, capitalism, they're designed to effectuate the optimal outcome and maximize freedom. you just talked about that has to be grounded in a moral vision of what the united states is. i think we all agree, is commonality that defines us, what is that moral purpose that's envisioned.
what is it in your mind, steven? >> it's a really important question. i think it begins with understanding what a nation is, right? so a nation is a community of people who share common dreams, common aspirations and common goals. so it begins with a conservativism rooted in the idea that we are, in fact, a nation. we're not just a collection of thoughts. we have hopes and dreams, and we want to live those hopes and dreams. in america that's wedded with this exceptional history of adventurism, of exploration, of reaching new heights, new frontiers, reaching into the stars. so we have the destiny in america that is inextricably bound up in our history as a nation of pioneers and settlers and explorers pushing ever further towards the next horizon. that's what american greatness is all about. that ideal of greatness that's part of our character as a country is what donald trump brought out in all of us and brought out in our nation, and
that's what's going to determine whether or not we win the future here in the 21st century. if. rachel: it is really beautifully articulated, and i think so many people watching us right now, stephen, are kind of tired of the fighting, and maybe the answer is those of us who believe in these ideals focusing on this positive, putting this positive vision forward, teaching our kids and instead of just fighting all the time really just putting that great example forward of what it means to be an american, to be a conservative. and maybe people will join us. >> one can only hope. i mean, we have so much to be proud of in this country. rachel: yes. >> and this gets to the issue of critical race theory which i know that the president is going to be talking about today and, hopefully, i'll have time in my remarks to address as well. create cat race -- critical race theory is founded in one monstrous lie which is the idea this country was founded on inequality and that it's in the bones of who we are, it's in the
bones of our nation, that it's stained us in a way from which we can never recover and, therefore, we have to use the power of government to hurt and punish and take from our citizens. in truth, the declaration of independence set in motion a revolution of freedom based on the principle that our rights come from god that a made the whole world freer and more prosperous than it had ever been before. our founding fathers made that possible, and we owe them a great tet of gratitude. rachel: yep. 1619 versus 1776. that's right. pete: stephen miller, well said. we'll be watching you on cpac. you gave us a bit of a preview, if anyone would know -- appreciate it. >> thank you. will: let's turn to chief meteorologies rick reichmuth. rick: take a look at temperatures yesterday out across the with west, another heat wave here. 117 degrees yesterday in las vegas, tied your high all-time
temperature. 120 degrees in palm springs. today we have another hot day, pushing 130 around death valley which we hit it one day yesterday, almost got to 130, today another shot at it. obviously, because we've had such dry conditions, the drought continues to spread. no break in this anywhere up and town the western part of the country. out across the east, too much moisture this week. take a look at this really heavy rain overnight across participants of the central plains -- parts of the central plains, a little bit of severe weather across participants of texas later on today. guys, back to you. rachel: thank you rick. pete: maybe all time high? freudian slip. [laughter] will: we're less than an hour from launch, we're monitoring the crew's arrival any moment so stay with us. ♪♪ intergalactic planetary ♪♪
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♪♪ ♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." we have a fox news alert for you. we are less than 60 minutes away from the historic launch of virgin galactic's rocket. will: the crew i will soon be in place any minute. pete: our own jeff paul is live in new -- new mexico. >> reporter: we just got an update from virgin galactic basically telling everyone to head outside as they await richard branson and crew who will do their official walkout -- you can hear right there the cheering, they must be walking out right now. they're going to get in those suvs, and they will drive out on what they call the space way and eventually board their space plane and then, hopefully if conditions hold up as they are right now, head to space. now, how that plane's going to
work is, basically, it'll take off like a plane. and once it gets to 50,000 feet in the air, the space plane will then sort of be released and then take off vertically where it will, hopefully if all goes as planned, get to 55 miles above the new mexico desert. that's where they'll get that feeling of weightlessness, get a good view of planet earth and then head back down. it's supposed to take about 90 minutes in total from start to finish. so we are basically moments away from that happening. we are on a bit of a delay, essentially was supposed to have happened 90 minutes before all of what is happening now is going into play. it's hot out here, it's sunny and, hopefully, conditions stay as this is a huge, huge, historic first step for commercial space flight. pete: you can certainly feel it. stick with us real quick. is it branson that came out in and who else is in the crew? how many people are we talking about? >> reporter: yeah. we're talking about three other
virgin employees and then richard branson, then you have two pilots, so six people in total heading up there today. will: really cool. all right -- pete: i have so many questions. will: i know, you're into it now. pete: what a great a assignment. rachel: i wanted to know what they were wearing. will: jeff, what are they -- jeff, what is the technology inside the capsule? i know it's sealed, it's pressurized. what about individually? i mean -- rachel: right there. wearing dark blue. >> reporter: i'm going to step out of the way so you can get a better idea of what's happening. our intlep bid photojournalist to see what's going on out here. most of the photos we've seen so far from inside, they have a bunch of windows, and once they get to the point where they're feeling weightless, i think they're going to unbuckle and get a good view. once they're up there, they're going to get to unbuckle, and
there's a bunch of different, little windows. they're not huge, but there's a bunch of them surrounding the actual space plane so, hopefully, they'll get a good view of planet earth up there. pete: what a mucks of nerves and excitement -- mix of nerves and excitement. there they are about to get into these suvs -- rachel: just think of how nervous you get before going on a roller coaster. imagine what these guys are feeling. pete: jeff, obviously, there's excitement, but there's got to be some nerves. i mean, this is -- the reason it hasn't happened before is because it is so complicated. >> reporter: oh, of course. you know, anytime you're sending anything into the air, you're defying gravity, defying what humans were sort of built to do, so there's always an inherent risk. and i think, you know, we're in the town of truth or consequences, new mexico, and i think there's a bit of truth or consequences when it comes to any sort of space flight or i any sort of rocket launch that's happening. sir richard branson certainly is
accustomed to putting his life on the line to have a thrill or to push the boundaries of what humanity has achieved so far. will: so true. jeff paul, we'll check in with you. thanks, jeff. all right, let's bring in "sunday morning futures" anchor maria bartiromo now. maria, i think, you know, this is a business story. this is a capitalism story. you know, we can focus on some of the worthless by-products of capitalism, cheap plastic consumer goods everywhere we look, this right here is a product of freedom and american economy, ingenuity and english as well, richard branson's from england, but this is human achievement. maria: it sure is, will, and really this is a story of innovation and american innovation really because remember, it was just a couple of years ago back in 2019 when president trump signed that $740 billion defense agreement where he created the first space
force. and back then it was mocked by the media when it was first floated. trump said that space is the world's newest war-fighting domain. it was the sixth branch of the u.s. armed services, the first new military service unit since the air force was created in 1947. now you see all of these big billionaire businessmen wanting to go into space, this is also a national security issue, and that's why president trump created the first space force because he knew that while we are trying to, you know, look into space and incredibly innovate in other corners of the universe, others are as well. china wants to be there first, and so once again it becomes part of our national security conversation, our, of course, as you mentioned business and innovation conversation. it's incredibly exciting.
you want to watch every moment because anything can happen here and we, of course, are going to be covering it live. i'll also get the comments from secretary mike pompeo coming up, and then i've got an exclusive with president trump coming up in the next hour. i can't wait to hear what president trump has to say about this incredible endeavor and why it was that he created the first space force. of course, we're going to get into his lawsuit against big tech and all of the double standards against the trump family. and is we also talk about what's taking place around january 6th as we know that a commission is being set up to investigate. and finally, all of that fencing around the capitol is beginning to come down. so president trump will join me in the next hour along with former secretary mike pompeo. we'll ask representative lee zeldin who's trying to clean up the situation in new york and run for governor, and then we'll have charlie kirk and alan dershowitz commenting on all of the above. and, no doubt, this is an
incredibly exciting morning. this is another first, and it's also a first for us here on fox as we cover every moment of this incredible, innovative story. will: we will. rachel: sounds like a great show, maria. will: thanks, maria. we'll be watching. maria: thank you so much. we'll see you later. will: less than an hour from the launch as the billionaire space race begins. we're going to monitor all the latest. stay with us. i order my groceries online now. shingles doesn't care. i keep my social distance. shingles doesn't care. i stay within my family bubble. shingles doesn't care. because if you've had chicken pox, you're already carrying the virus that causes shingles. in fact, about 1 in 3 people will develop shingles, and the risk only increases as you age. so what can protect you against shingles? shingrix protects. now you can protect yourself from shingles with a vaccine proven to be over 90% effective.
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candidate by mail. -- communicate by mail. a brand new book, the adventures of cadet cody. joe joins us along with his wife kathy, and the west point graduate is -- and sam is a west point cadet and, of course, their dog, cadet cody. thank you all for joining us. what a heart-warming story. you want to communicate with son, and you wanted to get creative. >> nate's the new west point -- pete: my apologies, lieutenant. [laughter] everybody wants to write to their son and stay in touch, but you said i want to do -- who came up with the idea of cadet cody and writing these letters? >> i think it was -- we had just returned back from reception day which we said our 60-second good byes and nate was attica debts' basic training, and all we could do was write letters.
and cody was the newest to to the family, and we were instructed don't send pictures, colored envelopes, and i thought let's embed some photos into a word document. and cody was on the window sill one day, and kathy said, take a look attica debt cody there. let's -- [audio difficulty] >> i wanted to make sure that nate could see pictures of what was going on in the family without actually sending photographs. so -- pete: very cool idea. and, nate, when you were receiving those letters, probably a little different. >> yeah. definitely, i was able to see my friends what was happening back home in my life, and it was a nice break from all the training -- pete: how important is that? i've received letters on deployment. what did it mean to get an update? >> it really meant a a lot. you look forward to the small things, so that definitely helped me get through.
pete: awesome. and, sam, you're at west point? >> no, i'm at west virginia university. pete: oh, well, you can get cadet cody there. are they going to send you letters? >> i hope they do. [laughter] pete: now you've written a book about it, dad. what's the bookingsome. >> it's really about faith and friends and family, and it's all kind of bundled up and seen through the eyes of cody about, you know, the freedoms that are a afforded us in this great country. and in our family, it isn't much unlike so many other west point families across this country. we're small town, rural, but we've had such, you know, outreach and support from our community. as of yesterday when we were sharing we were going to be on "fox & friends," i mean, the social media lit up, you know? our st. peter's community, our somerset area school district, friends and family. it was just incredible. so it's not a one-man show, for sure.
it's just incredible to be part of the fabric of the west point family of families. pete: no doubt. lieutenant, congratulations. the entire family. and the book is the adventures of cadet cody. i have a feeling our audience will love it, check it out. thank you all so much. >> thank you. >> have a great day. pete: god bless. all right, from cadet cody to a fox news alert, we are about 30 minutes away from the historic launch of virgin galactic's rocket. jill. will: jeff paul, last we checked in with you, we saw branson and his crew heading over, i believe, to the launch pad. >> reporter: yeah, and, you know, this is kind of a unique launch, you know? we use these terms that we've sort of learned over the years covering different space launches, and it's more of like a space runway which they're calling it a space way because really this space plane is being propelled by another plane into
the air to sort of give it its general point where it will then blast off into space. so it's a very unique launch, a very historic one being that it's certainly the first privately-owned space company to launch its founder and owner into space, that man being richard branson who's just shy of turning 71 years old. he's always pushing the limits. nine days after this potential launch we've got another billionaire, jeff bezos, with his company, blue origin, set to do the same thing but a very different experience there. it's a fully automated rocket that will shoot into space. so a really big day and a big step forward for commercial space flight, space tourism. and, yeah, we're expecting in about a half an hour for that space plane to take up. it's going to look like two planes sort of smooshed together with another plane on top of it, and that's that space plane that will eventually take off.
pete: with the two competing designs, it feels like the world's largest science fair. trying to do it in different ways. you're saying two planes will actually land. the one will launch the other, and they'll both land at different times. >> reporter: yes, exactly. the one you want to keep your eyes on is the one with the crew inside it, that's the one that will be released -- it'll look like a double plane, and that one will shoot into space. that's the one with all the windows. we talk about jeff bezos and his company. well, i don't know if you guys are aware, but another billionaire, elon musk, is also here. there was this picture tweeted out earlier by richard branson showing a shoeless elon musk who's always kind of singing to his own tune, wearing no shoes on such a historic day. but, yeah, his competition, you know? that's how the thing's only going to get better and better with, two different companies competing to do it better, so
>> it is so interesting this is the spirit of american adventurism, it's a little ironic as we just took down the statue of lewis and clark, but keep moving forward with the american spirit and adventures this is so exciting to watch live. >> less than a minute, you and pete talked about risk tolerance and pushing innovation, we sought early in the apollo mission in space shuttle, we did see the consequences of pushing risk, what security measures are on place should this not go ideally? >> i think with working in virgin galactic, they have done this several times with people on board, this is not the first time they're doing with people on board it will just be the first time the owner, the big boss is going to be on it. >> we better be on good behavior. >> inc. is a much for covering that, what an amazing story of american innovation from the lights on our studio to the cameras filming it to the tvs
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