tv Sunday Night in America With Trey Gowdy FOX News July 11, 2021 4:00pm-5:00pm PDT
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mistakes. >> for years we were told anyone who believed you should show an i.d. to vote was motivated by racial animus, forget about the fact you have to use an i.d. to do many things in our society from cashing a check to signing up for cable. and purchasing a firearm, getting into a government office building and applying for a marriage license. if government is willing to provide you with an identification card, free of change, and all you have to do is show that identification to make sure you are who you purport to be how could that be motivated by racial animus. what a difference a month makes, now some of the voices on the left claim they never opposed the voter i.d., and they have no problem with showing i.d.es to
vote, it was not racist after all, it is only racist when we suggested it. but not when they suggest it. you probably have not gotten your apology yet, 10 months ago, democrats and the media, assuming those are different things, cold you amy was coming after all your rights. she was come your right to healthcare and your right to vote and after your vote to contraception. you were told judge coney barrett would send you back to the handmaid's tale. supreme court just finished the first term with her on the bench. opinions have been issued, which are of your rights are you without tonight, which of your rights did justice amy coney barrett strip away from you? i can't think of anything
either, i did not hear a single apology. that brings he to third category, you were told last year, we needed to defund the police, to eliminate the police. you were told we really needed more social workers and psychologists, you were told crime would go down if there were fewer cops. you were told there are things sociologists could work through that a guy with a gun and a badge could not, you were told you would be safer if only we had fewer people in law enforcement. you knew that was a dumb idea when you heard it you knew we really don't want social workers showing up when someone is breaking into our homes or shooting up the neighborhood, unfortunately some did not understand the idea -- idiocy of
defunding the law enforcement. new york, chicago, boston, baltimore, seattle are some of the cities that cut funding for law enforcement. it should be a surprise to no one, that violent crime is going up. the left want less money for law enforcement, they got what they wanted. how did that turn out you ask? >> crime is spiraling out of control in many of the same cities, people are being assaulted, robbed, stabbed, killed in high numbers in this summer and spring of criminal carnage. crime is the most insidious tax of all on the poor. these communities were told that police were so bad when need to either get rid -- were so bad, we either need to get rid of the
police or slash their funding, they were told they would be 605er with fewer police, one progressive democrat machine off congress said see some did not care if people did not like defunding police, she would keep pushing for it, according to her, she does not like quote, death. there is more death, more crime, more mayhem because of her political beliefs, she does not care, she would rather make her point than save her constituent's lives, she was literally, dead wrong. she and others promised and your community would be safer with fewer cops. they won't ever apologize for this lethal mistake. even if they did, it is really hard to hear apologies from the
grave. joining me now congresswoman elise stefanik from. on the intelligence committee. and one of my favorite collisions of all-time, welcome to you congresswoman how are you. >> great to be with you, trey. trey: thank you. >> it looks like defunding the police was not such a good idea, how is this working out in new york? >> take a look. in new york city crime has skyrocketed whether the number of shootings every weekend, number of murders or homicided in new york city, we see the consequences of democrats policies, they cut nypd budget by a billion dollars, as you said we're seeing the results of this far left policy. crime has sky rocketed. into our law enforcement
community are seeing historic numbers of nypd officers who are retiring. i think it is incresting, even in the democratic primary mayorial race, people care about crime, whether are a democrat, or republican, you would be safer, the winner of the primary is a former nypd cop who ran on crime. so, it is backfiring, democrats know their strategy lost them seats, they are serious policies. trey: let -- before i ask you about midterms, crime is a state and local matter, is there a role that congress could or should play in this summer of carnage that we're having right now? >> absolutely, there is a royal congress must play, we have to fully fund our law enforcement.
you see voices on the far left talk about they not only want to cut and defund the police, but defund law enforcement agencies like the border patrol. continue to see increases -- congress needs to step up make sure that we support law enforcement. republicans put on the floor a resolution. every voted democrat voted against it. to be honest to the metropolitan people to say they oppose the fundings. that will be difficult for democrats to defend when on the ballot. trey: congresswoman, i know you have been active in recruiting candidates that was true before
you were in leadership, the margin is show narrow in the house in 2022 upon us, what is the -- what are prospects for a speaker kevin mccarthy or a republican majority in 2022? >> i have never been more optimistic, as i talk with my constituents, i am out and about at local events. highest it has been. i think it will [inaudible] what is interesting if you look at message there are more republican candidates, at-this-point in the 2010 cycle, people remember well. i think our message is key. more talking about how -- [inaudible] support our law enforcement and secure our southern border, get people back to work. we're for lower taxes, not
higher taxes. we're 5 -- [inaudible] what is exciting for me, is the number of republican women who are stepping up. even more than last time. 2020 was the year of the republican woman. woman. trey: elise thank you, and congratulations to you and your house band. >> thank you, trey, have a great night. trey: ahead, if you believe a form of identification should be used to vote, you are likely accused of being motivate by racial animus, but only if you are a republican, now democrats saying it is not so racist. what changed? we've got you taken care of, sgt. houston. thank you. that was fast! one call to usaa got her a tow, her claim paid...
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crow. >> we should make certain our elections are free, fair and reliable. part is ensuring people are who they purport to be when they vote, does not seem that controversial, does it just make sure that the person exercising their vote is the right person, we show i.d. in other areas of life, why was voter i.d. tinged will with allegations of racism, but now some democrats are changing their minds. georgia lieutenant governor jeff duncan is joining me now. >> great to be here. trey: i want to assume there is a democrat sits in the chair right now, their first question to you, lost two senate races, lost presidential race that is why georgia changed their voting law, what is the response?
>> for me, you know hard to watch the flip-flops by the democrats now on some of their positions around voter i.d., that was one of the most common sense things we did. there was a lot of bipartisan conversation throughout legislator about need for a voter i.d. bill, here in georgia, for absentees we had 23,000 people in 2018, and 1.3 million, we verified those with signatures it was inefficient. we were able to pull together an idea that not only has voter i.d., but off chance someone could not get a i.d., give us date of birth, last 4 of your social and you can cast your absencey it ballot. trey: if we wanted to go visit -- justice garland at department of. we would to have show i.d.
>> in georgia we have civil debate for the most part in senate, got to listen to some democrat's ideas, and we made the improvements. some folks would have access to more than their date of birth, i think we're in a good spot now, hopefully move fast the politicizing of the issue or webonnizing this ysh. issue. >> i think president biden received 4 pinnochios, that the most you can get from "washington post," he continues to say, you can't vote after 5, then allegations, you will die
of hunger and thirst waiting in the voting lines. what are 3 most common myths about georgia voting law. >> you mentioned a couple. will voter i.d. that it was suppression, and processing --at the end of the day. i am like you, i am a staunch conservative, i think it's time to look at 2022 cycle and 2024 cycle, we're proud of the economy, we're proud of a lot of things, as conservatives we have a lot of hard work in front of us.
we have your work cut out for us, i have a book in september, g.o.p. 2.0, an open invitation to common sense conservatives, to get on top of this and get back into control from 22 and 24. trey: you mentioned lieutenant governor debate was civil, in georgia senate. what is your recommendation for having civility even among issues as difficult for people to talk about as race. what is your recipe for civility? >> well, i spend a lot of time in the book, g.o.p. 2.0, talking about it is is really listening for 5 years, i was a state rep. and a lot of times it is just listening and walking into a room, knowing that art of compromise, sometimes makes sense, on some of these issues, you may not, if ever, i teach my
kids, you cannot always get what you want 100%. we as conservatives are right on an overwhelming majority of these policies, i believe that most americans wants a republican or a conservative to be in charge of the economy and community safety and national safety work. don't politicize them, don't weaponize them, we go to work do your job. trey: i think you are right, how we communicate does matter, thank you, lieutenant governor. governor. >> coming up, can government knock on your front door and talk about the covid vaccine? we'llfied. out next. -- we'll find out next.
government require you to get vaccinated, could answer be different depending who is does the asking. let's see what the law says mark smith, a constitutional expert who is joining me now. trey: how are you. >> great. trey: i want folks at home to feel like they are sitting in a con-law class, i have 6 questions, can government show up at your front door and ask you are you aware of what are your covid options? >> i think general answer is yes, if government is simply taking steps tony form the people -- inform people by speaking up, it is a public service announcement, they are allowed to inform what they would like people to do, we encourage you to vote, to take a avaccination and not do drugs
that is sign, but different where people have signed that say no trespassing, no soliciting. the federal government really is only to take steps to touch on intrastate commerce, having government agents walk to a home, in middle of a neighborhood asking and discussions vaccination, one wonders what does that have to did with intrastate commerce. trey: which is why, it could be state, local or federal, that is why i said government. let me ask you whether state government can ever require you to be vaccinat? >> under current law, under the supreme court. in a case from 1906 called jacob jacobson. the state of massachusetts was
allowed to say, get vaccinated for smallpox or pay a fine. with that, this situation is quite a bit different, these vaccinations that deal with covid-19, that we're getting, right now, they have not been fully vetted and approved through the full-blown food and drug administration process. these are all circulating i believe under what is known as an emergency use authorization, uncertain circumstances if there is an emergency we'll allow vaccinations to be available to americans even though the full-blown fda process has not played out, one wonders if a court faced such a case would they require you to have government give you a vaccination, when frankly fda has not fully approved it and vaccination that we're talking about as only been approved under the emergency use authorization, which is a temporary arrangement. trey: the 1906 case was a state
case. can federal government require military or new immigrants to be vaccinated, federal government, again covid? >> i think it is going to turn on contract law in this case. i think question is, if the federal government said to a new enlist ee, you can join the u.s. military, but as a condition, we -- want you to have this vehicle nation, this could be a condition of joining the military, but we have to back to legal significance of the fact these vaccinations have been approved for use in america under the emergency use authorizations of the fda, they have not been fully approved, because of that, i think someone who wanted to join the military but did not want to take the vaccination, would have a strong argument to say, i don't need to, they have not been fully approved by fda, they are
emergency authorizes, that is not enough, and remember, people do have first amendment rights with religion to not be compelled to do things against their religion, you get into a situation where people refused to drafted in the military. if people say, don't want to get vaccinated because of my religion but still want to serve me country you could have a court case on that. the supreme court has indicated in past, they take is seriously against government encroachment. trey: last question, then i want everyone to ace your conlaw exam. state and local government officials show up in my front door, say, i want to make sure you know about your vaccine options, i have the right to not
engage with them, right? they have the right to talk, but i don't have to talk back, is that right? >> absolutely. under the fifth amendment of u.s., constitution, you have a right to not incriminate yourself, if a government agency shows up, you don't want to talk to them, fell free to shut the door, and you do the -- do not have to answer any questions. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you, trey. trey: 60% of the country is fully vaccinated. whether the other 40% can or will be persuaded the question. our next guest has been on front lines of the pandemic from the begin, we talk medical not politic with our next guest. what southwest argument -- what is the best argument for
vaccination, i saw dr. fauci say people are making a political statement, i know many that are not vaccinated, it has nothing to do with politics but they trust physician. >> this vaccine, have emergency use authorization by the fda, still it will be fully fda approved. that is one of the main issues that many americans who are not vaccinated are waiting for. there are a small amount of americans that are not vaccinated or do not want to be, majority of us are vaccinated or willing to. the most important thing is understand that vaccines save lives, i have seen it first hand. this past month, every one of my patients that tested positive for covid was not vaccinated. i have not had one patient who
had to be hospitalized after being vaccinated if they did contract the virus. remember if you are unvaccinated, you are vulnerable to the virus, especially the delta virus which is circulating, we're seeing states like alabama and arkansas, they have low level of vaccination rates, that is where we are seeing the outbreaks, vaccine hesitancy is a real global health threat it results in outbreak and disease and death, one of the greatest obstacles we are combating on a daily basis, misinformation and irrational distrust of the vaccine. we're working day and night to provide education and in -- information to be sure we get everyone vaccinated who qualifies. >> a short clip from dr. fauci, then i want to ask you more
medical questions. >> ideological, there is no reason not to get vaccinated, why are red states and places in south that are highly idea login one way not'ing to get vaccinated, vaccinations have nothing to do with politics. trey: i don't see the line between red and blue with medicine, i just want to know whether you have an md behind our name or a politician, i do not take medical advice from politicians. even if you can get a new variant, you are likely to have less symptoms and less mortality if you vaccinated. >> yes, absolutely, i have seen that. we have the number of cases have
gone down, number of deaths have gone down, those who did still test positive after being positive, they are breakthrough infections that is expected, some people are immune compromised. they may be on certain meditations. remember the vaccine is about 95% effective. you are right. this say public health crisis, we -- this is a public health crise, we don't want to intertwine. make surure protected with your loved oned. trey: we live in this culture where the outlier makes news more so than the rule. there are stories about negative consequences or bad outcomes. what are the probabilities of
you being just fine if you receive both your shots or the johnson & johnson single. >> it is extremely low, almost zero even with potential side effects that we know of it is rare. every single health organization, american academy of pediatrics, and world health organization and cdc recommend to get vaccinated, right now, that is one of best ways to protect yourself, so you don't become hospitalized and take 3 weeks off from being sick. that is something to keep in mind. the vaccine probably soon will be fda approved, i think we'll see a spike in the number of vaccine recipients once that happens, despite the distrust, let's look at what we've
accomplished, operation warp speed that was enacted last year by president trump, we got over 330 million americans par chaty vaccinated, 160 million with both. and you have those is natural immunity from having covid in the past, we're moving in the right direction. soon the vaccines we have, may not be as effective as now, right now you are protected. there may be a time when a new variant -- emerges it may not be so powerful in fights the viruses. trey: doctor thank you for giving us the medicine, not the politics. >> my pleasure, thank you, trey. trey: coming up, yogi berra is a
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trey: it ain't over till its over. the great yogi berra remembered for his memorable quotes as he is for his record world series wins, tonight we're bringing in an expert to share his stories with you, his granddaughter lindsey berra. >> i love the highlights. trey: despite my gray hair, i was not around either, you were not. i -- other folks have seen him play baseball. tell us what he was the like off of the diamond? >> i would say that what grandpa
was like is pretty much what he was like on the diamond, what you saw is what you got with my grandpa yogi, people who knew him areas. said he was the just the same guy all of the time. he treated everyone the same. whether you were the president of the united states or the ups driver or dry cleaner, people asked if he really talked like, that i say, yes he did, everything that came out of his mouth of some sort of yogi ism,if you listened they made s, he was a great giver of advice. trey: we're still talking about him, something he did must have been worth emulating, he grew up, i was reading over the weekend, he grew up not a person of means, modest up brings -- up
bringing, me has a forever stamp, how would he tell us he made it from modest bin beginning to being a legend? >> i think he would give most of the credit to his older brothers, he would tell you all three of his older brothers were better baseball players than he, but they had to work to help provide for his immigrant italian family on the hill in st. louis, by the time it got down to grandpa yogi, may brothers made a bid to my, great grandpa to let my grandpa play baseball. he had a chance, he volunteered for u.s. navy before world war ii, and he was at the d-day on a rocket boat off of omaha beach,
he had a family, and kids, and the winningest player in baseball history, grandpa's life is a little microcosm of the the american dream, if you see the stamp, it is him smiling and the ny on his catch, and a catcher's chest protector, you know he is a baseball player, it is what he was like as a human, i love that big smile, it will show up in people's mailboxes even if they don't know who he is, they may look him up on google. trey: here is a professional athlete, that volunteered to serve his country in uniform, even before he was drafted? >> yes. in 1943, grandpa yogi, he was
playing for the norfolk virginia. he walked on to the naval base and enlisted and volunteer forward what at the time was a secret mission. it turned out to be rocket boat, he was in an lcs landing craft small off of omaha beach as a machine gunner assistant. providing back up fire, he was proud of his adopted country and fill it was the his duty to serve america. trey: two questions, tell us about the museum. >> the yogi berra museum and learning and on campus of montclair state university, in montclair, new jersey 12 miles west of new york city, you can drive, oh, train, we have cool shiney things that people like
to see in museums, like his mv-- and world series rings, they teach about grandpa's values of excellence. >> diversity, treating people with respect. trey: thank you, we'll have you back, and find out your favorite grandpa's quotes. trey: still ahead. important anniversary with a valuable lesson. ♪ ♪ the best is yet to come ♪ ♪ ♪
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trey: tonight, 61 years ago today. a book was published this inspired, challenged and motivated people since, "to kill a mockingbird," written by southern author harper lee. if you read the book, chances are great you remember what it was about, if you have not it was about everything, justice, betrayal, unfairness, love erase, gender. but most of all about us. the good and the bad. there is a line from the defense attorney's closing argument: our courts have our faults as does any human institution. but in this country, our courts are the great levelers. in our courts all men are created equal. and that was the ideal that our courts would be the great
levelers in the country, our courts would ensure our equality, i think about our justice system a lot. there is something beautiful about a system personified by a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales and a sword, something managingestic -- magestic about the system where the end does not define the means. you strive to reach the right result but do so the right way, our justice system is one of those grand institutions, where in the process and the result have value, and the process needs good fair people to make it work, the justice system failed in "to kill a mockingbird" on all levels, the wrong result, the wrong way, and for the wrong reasons but your justice system gets it right. increasingly there is more and
more pressure on that system. there is a temptation to punish our foes through the justice system to run to the courts to remedy all wrongs to seek redress in the course for whatever it is we hope, to accomplish. our founding father worried that legislative branch would be too strong and judicial branch would be too weak. now it is the opposite. the courts are stronger than congress. there are as we noted at least two aspects to any institution worth preserving, there is the process the way things should be done. and then there are the -- par it participants. on anniversary of this classic book written about us, it is the right time for us to remind one another no system, no institution, no process could
work if the people are flawed. courts can only be the great levelers, if we're the great levelers, the courts are us. the juries are us. the judges are us. cops and prosecutors and defense attorneys, they are all us. for the system to work the right way, we must work the right way. people ask me from time to time, why i have so much time in our jury system. because i have confidence in our collective wisdom, and our collective goodness, we're capable of being fair, treating one another with suspect and dignity without a judge, or jury ordering to us did so, we don't have to wait until we are called for jury duty to side waiting on the facts is a good thing. we don't have to be in a courtroom to know that hearsay,
and -- anonymous sources are often times unreliable. last week, we focused on the phrase, all men are created equal. we're reminded by that against this, harper lee wrote, in our courts all men are created equal, we know, that we believe that, we're certain it is true. since we know this to be true. we really should be putting less pressure on the justice system or any other institution to make that ideal come to life. we are fully cape able of acting on that truth even outside of the courtroom. if we did, perhaps we would find ourselves inside of the courtroom, less often. yes, our courts should be the great levelers in life. but we're the courts. it is really us who should make sure that the ground is level. inside and outside of the
courtroom. and fair for everyone. thank you for spending part of your sunday with us, i hope you have a great week ahead, good night from south carolina. life, liberty and levin is up next. ♪ ♪ love will keep us together ♪ ♪ -- ♪ ♪ mark: hello america welcome to a very special edition of life, liberty and levin, i am mark levin, this show and several of our future shows, i will take you on a journey. sort of thing not typically done on television, in a few days, my book american