tv Special Report With Bret Baier FOX News July 13, 2021 3:00pm-4:00pm PDT
>> harold: martha tucker a 94-year-old african-american woman couldn't get a bridal dress. she told her granddaughter took her to the bridal shop she put it on and i say you go girl, you look good. congratulations. >> dana: i love it. >> jesse: that's it for us, everybody. "special report" is up next with the bret baier. >> bret: we miss you, jesse. good evening. i'm bret. [laughter] >> bret: breaking tonight, voting in america. president biden says republican state lawmakers are trying to subvert the election process through an onslaught of laws undermining voting right. the president call it an assault on democracy and, quote: the most significant test of our democracy since the civil war. he says it is a national imperative to come up with federal election legislation. the president was in the historic city of philadelphia to talk about the most sacred of american rights. his visit came as democratic lawmakers in texas, state lawmakers revolted over the process of election reform.
each the national past time in the form of baseball's all-star game becomes a hostage to the politics of the day. we will talk with the house minority leader in just a bit. white house correspondent peter doocy starts us off tonight live from philadelphia. good evening, peter. >> good evening, bret. the president argued that wednesday made it easier to vote early or boy mail because there was a global pandemic. that was good, but that when republican lawmakers try to limit certain pandemic era provisions, because they say they are concerned about voter fraud, that is historically bad. >> this is election subversion. it's the most dangerous throat voting in the integrity of free and fair elections in our history. >> peter: the president's problem is with states hoping to tighten election laws and require voter i.d. including texas. >> they want to make it so hard and inconvenient that they hope people don't vote at all. that's what this is about. >> texas republicans can't do
anything though as long as democratic colleagues are in d.c. >> they get on two chartered jets, maskless, with at least one case of white beer. >> and about that flight away from a vote to require i.d. to vote. >> they almost surely had to show identification to get on that jet. >> texas democrats insist this is no stunt. >> we are not here smiling. we are not spiking the ball. we are not saying that we are happy. >> but there are definitely some attempts at humor like this lawmaker who made a misspelled posting intended to say my first meal as a fugitive, delicious. >> once they hit the ground in texas, they can be arrested and brought back to the capitol. at some time they are going to have to return. whenever it is. and when it is, we're going to pass this bill out of the house. >> so they may just be delaying the inevitable. >> we can't stay here indefinitely to run out the
clock to stop republican anti-voter bill. >> vice president harris hosted the run away texans today telling rioters i think they have shown great courage and conviction and commitment. the administration is looking at the big picture though, condemning republicans who claim the last election was a fraud. >> the big lie is just that. a big lie. >> the truth about new federal voter protections the president wants though, he doesn't have the votes. so, until then, he will ask the department of justice to get more involved. >> legislation is one tool but not the only tool. >> peter: elections have consequences and that's why the president wants to make sure his side stays in power. >> just like we did in 2020 we have to prepare for 2022. >> peter: and the president came here today to talk about part of the oath he took to the constitution that was signed at independence hall right behind us. the part of the oath that talks about defending against threats foreign and domestic. that is how seriously he is
framing the coming fight over voting rights. bret? >> bret: peter doocy live in philadelphia. peter, thanks. stocks off today. the dow lost 107, the s&p 500 dropped 15. the nasdaq fell 56. one of the reasons possibly for the market drop consumer prices rose in june by almost a full percentage point. the most since august of 2008. rising food prices are forcing supermarkets to stockpile goods. and that has grocers warning about major supply chain problems. fox business correspondent libya has the latest tonight. good evening, lydia. >> good evening, bret. there a couple of reasons why grocers are stockpiling food here in yonkers, new york, they are trying to avoid supply chain issues. they are boosting purchases of goods brought from overseas like cheese and wine and frozen seafood. other wholesale like michigan based spartan nash they are stockpiling about 20 to 25% more
groceries some suppliers of frozen meat and boxed foods they expect food prices to increase. food costs 2.4% more than it did a year ago. here is some of what we learned today from the consumer price index report, bacon up by 8.4% over a year ago. fresh fish and seafood 6.4%. some fresh produce like apples and oranges up. fresh whole make up by 7.5%. food prices are on the top of mind and most consumers in a recent fox news poll shows 7 out of 10 people consider increasing grocery prices to be a financial hardship, another three out of 10 consider it to be a serious hardship. breath? >> bret: lydia, thank you. meantime to our south, cuban police are out in force on the country's streets tonight in the wake of massive antigovernment demonstrations over the weekend. those protests gang widespread support across the u.s. particularly in south florida.
correspondent phil keating is in miami tonight. [chanting] >> for the second straight night miami's little havana filled one hundreds of could you please ban americans showing supports for cuban brothers and sisters on the island and once again calling for change in the communist country. for more than an hour this afternoon they shut down traffic on a miami highway by blocking the lane. miami's mayor suggesting the u.s. might explore military intervention. >> are you suggesting airstrikes in cuba? >> what i'm suggesting is that that option is one that has to be explored and cannot be just simply discarded as an option that is not on the table. >> havana yesterday a noticeably beefed up military presence and government loyalists on mostly protest free streets. the internet and social media platforms shut down and remain so today. contrast with the unprecedented public protest on the island sunday. defiance to the communist government in about a dozen cities. the miami herald reporting that
raúl castro came out of retirement to attend emergency meeting of the bureau to deal with sunday's island why protest. new jersey senator robert menendez spoke briefly with president biden on what could be done. >> we have to help create greater technological access for internet access inside of cuba. the regime constantly shuts down the internet when there are protests. so that cubans can't speak to each other. >> florida's governor and local congressman held a round table this afternoon with cuban americans in miami. >> they have taken everything away from us including our fear. and, do you know what? when the cuban people no longer fear the cuban government, it's the beginning of the end. >> and last night and today, cuban americans loading a small flotilla of boats with cases of water and cans of food, aiming to deliver them to the cuban people who are suffering from chronic food shortages. it's highly unlikely the cuban government will allow them in. and the communist forces have
reportedly arrested about 50 to 100 dissidence on the island. all accused of helping to organize sunday's demonstration which, the communist cuba, are forbidden. bret? >> bret: phil, thank you. joining us tonight to talk about cuba, the u.s. economy, many other subjects is house minority leader kevin mccarthy. leader mccarthy, thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me back on. >> just talking about cuba and, at the beginning of these protests, before they started, the white house had said that really cuba wasn't a big priority. should this administration get more involved in pushing for democracy in cuba and do you see democrats united on that effort? >> the answer is yes. we should be promoting democracy everywhere in the world. this is 90 miles away. we have been craving the do you know the to change cuba. what do we watch for decades of people who would leave there. risk their lives coming across for the idea of freedom. here's a window of opportunity that we should not let pass by.
we shouldn't strongest manner help those who desire freedom to be able to attain it inside cuba. >> bret: well, you know, critics say that the trump administration's policy in venezuela is a warning. do you think that that was -- can now be described as a failure in venezuela? >> not at all. what was a failure in venezuela was the socialism the hugo chavez brought thousands would leave the border bawnt they couldn't get milk or electricity or surgery or others. venezuela used to be the gel ofl of latin america. they changed their constitution. we watched what happened in cuba time and again while people have been fleeing. now is the window of opportunity. and, unfortunately, on the halls of congress, i hear from democrats those same socialist ideas.
instead of talking about the freedom of democracy. this is what we should be promoting but this is ones that we should stand with anyone in cuba who crave though have that freedom. and we should help them attain it. >> bret: right maduro is in power. pressuring from the outside and saying guaido was the legitimate leaderboard that eventually that would change. it hasn't. it? >> hasn't because they use military force. you watched where china came in china and others. cuba have the same ability for a number of decades. this is a window of opportunity we should not let pass by. you shouldn't look to other. you should find opportunity right now for those who crave freedom. think about what they are doing. they are walking in the street craving freedom. they don't have any rifles or anything else. they are standing up to their oppressors. we have watched for decades, why don't we stand with them?
if they want freedom, that's what america stands for, we should stand with anyone in the world who craves the freedom. >> talking about the u.s. economy, you put out a tweed today about inflation and how it's on the rise significantly that is a concern. how do you see it today and what county administration and congress do about it? >> well, what the administration and congress should do is actually reverse what they have been doing. since the democrats have taken over, the excessive spending has created this inflation. we haven't seen this type of inflation in 13 years. remember what this is. this is a tax on every single american. it doesn't matter what product you're buying, it costs you more money. the price of gasoline is the highest it's been since the last time joe biden was in office. you can't keep spending these trillions of dollars and paying people to stay home competing with the small businesses what government is doing. it's creating inflation. we have warned them about it and it was passed just along party lines with only democrats voting
for it. >> bret: this isn't the temp flat for every two questions you know critics will say where were the republicans' concerns about the debt and deficit in the trump administration. it was soaring but it really wasn't a concern for the last four years. >> well, there is a major difference in the idea of spending a trillion dollars on infrastructure and spending 6 trillion. there is a difference when they came forward, when we did bills bipartisan when they took the majority, the democrats, and they did a partisan covid bill with only 9% going with covid. you have got a result from the past bipartisan bills. you have got three vaccines. that's what we spent money on. now what you are watching the democrats do is pay more money for people to stay home from working instead of going back. have you watched where they called it a covid bill with less than 9% going forward. you watched them talk about an infrastructure bill that less than 10% goes to infrastructure. it's not about roads, bridges, or highways. this is excess spending that is
spiraling us into inflation. and the numbers have shown in the last six months, it is exact same thing the democrats have done when their policies were enacted like defunding of the police. what are we finding in the mainly cities? we are findings the rise of crime. these socialist policies do not work in america or anywhere else and cuba or venezuela and we should not allow them to continue here now. >> bret: you know, you mentioned the vaccines and former president trump had talked about the vaccines and the effort to get operation warp speed going and the success that that was. but, now, do you think republicans need to do more to pitch the vaccine to get more republican viewers and voters taking the vaccine? >> i think we should talk to all of america. that is a major success to be able to get three vaccines created in that short amount of time that are the best vaccines in the world. and to be able to have them delivered across this country. it's not just for your health taking the vaccine. it's for the health of others as
well. let's get back to work, back to health, back to school. i think that's really been the message for america. >> bret: who will you appoint to the january 6th select committee? >> i haven't made a decision yet. even to appoint. i'm discussing it with my members. i have a real concern, the scope of what we're looking at. when you read that bipartisan senate report that already has one done, it raises into question why was the national guard not here? why did the parking attendant know more than the capitol police? why wasn't the capitol police protected? why were their riot gear stuck in a bus that was locked further away? were these political decisions made not to secure that capitol ahead of time? did the things that happen last summer make that decision not to have the national guard protecting? the capitol police were hurt in that situation. they didn't have the protection they needed. earlier on that morning they found two ieds.
why didn't they call them in then? so there are a lot of questions that has been risen based upon what is the bipartisan senate report. you've got the fbi arresting more than 500 people. you have got the architect of the capitol having more than $10 million already appropriated to secure. but now we have nancy pelosi pretty much playing politics with this. putting adam schiff and raskin on it looks more like an impeachment committee than one that wants to get to the bottom of the questions that are still out there. >> bret: so you see this different as the select committee on benghazi, for example. you are saying that you haven't decided whether you are going to put republicans on there. but you think you will at this point? i mean, it's getting close. >> getting close. nancy pelosi played six months politics on this. what about officer evans killed on good friday, nancy pelosi says we can't look at that even though that was radically charged killing. you can't look at the build up
of what happened in the summer. the 9/11 commission allows you to look at what built up before 9/11 going forward? the makeup of the committee itself, it doesn't have a level playing field. the subpoena power on both sides. i mean, i'm interested in making sure this never happens again. i'm just not interested in playing politics you know at cpac this sunday the former president fired up the crowd. he obviously won that cpac straw poll vote exponentially. he talked a lot in that speech about rigged election. he said it was a rigged election. they wanted to take election results away from you. it was fraud. unproven. a lot of different things he said about the election. so, i guess the question comes, does that hurt your party when he does that, number one, and number two, do you want donald trump to run for president in 2024? >> well, the question is you want to make sure your elections are fair. you want to more people to have
the ability to vote. but you want to make sure that the elections are honest and fair in the process. and that's what states look at and states have the right to do. and we find it time and again those things that have gone wrong should be corrected. i don't think it's a place that the state legislature should run from to get on a plane not wear a mask and just make sure you have the alcohol there i don't think that's what people elected individuals to do. have a debate about it, put it forth so, more people can vote. less people can cheat. i think that's the answer all americans want to see. >> bret: you believe this was a legitimate election and that joe biden is a legitimate president. >> joe biden. >> >> bret: house minority leader. >> joe biden is the president of the united states he legitimately got elected. when we look at elections, too. you always want to make sure, especially when you had an election based upon covid which i had in california where everybody was given a ballot. and you have just in l.a. 1.2 million more people who are on the rolls who are even eligible to register to vote at
that time. so you know there is certain fraud involved. you want to maker sure you clean those up. the voter rolls are cleaned up. that people have an opportunity to vote, open those days up but make sure you don't have fraud involved in elections as well. >> bret: on that last part, do you want donald trump to run for president in 2024. >> look, donald trump has to make that decision whether he wants to rub for president or not. he's going to go out and listen to the american public. donald trump did an exleapt job of being president. we watched unemployment was lower. our borders were secure. we didn't have inflation. our military was stronger. we had peace in the middle east. there are so many reasons why people want his policies. but the number one thing people are looking at is making sure that we stop what is happening today. the rise in crime by the democrats. inflation happening. critical race theory being taught in our schools. and what we're finding is we need to take control of congress. we're the closest we have been in more than 100 years with only
a five seat majority by the democrats. they thought they would gain seats in the last election. they got the number right but the party wrong. not one republican lost re-election in congress. i think you're going to see the house turned over and i think that's the focus of president trump is going to be. >> bret: i'm going to leave you with this and you mentioned it. the texas state lawmakers who boarded that plane to washington. leaving their post, if you will, in the state legislature on the controversial voting legislation that they oppose. they met with senate majority leader schumer, met with vice president harris. clearly it's fair to say the white house fully supports this effort and an idea that a minority party blocking legislation should do whatever it can to do that. i guess i will leave you with a comment on that in that this is the same party that want to do away with the filibuster in the senate currently. >> i think if the president be looked, texas gifs you more early voting days than his home
state, a number of state. you are getting-all-star game tonight that they moved away from georgia. the game should have been played in atlanta as we know. the idea that elected officials are going to run from their job, they were going to get on an airplane, the only thing they wanted to make sure they had was alcohol and no masks. to come to the capitol to play politics. i think their real job is to be back in texas, to do the work, to work on the legislation, and get it passed to make sure more people have the opportunity to vote and that people don't have the opportunity to cheat. >> bret: house minority leader kevin mccarthy. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> bret: up next, women have made enormous progress in afghanistan during u.s. involvement there. so what happens if and when the taliban take over? >> afghanistan is on the brink of humanitarian crisis. this can be avoided.
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the of those identified. 14 people remain unaccounted for. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell says president biden's reckless rush for exit in afghanistan is becoming a global embarrassment in his records. the senate floor. mcconnell says the rejected warnings of the afghan government will fail and fall to the taliban which is gaining territory with what the leader calls an alarming pace. and there are serious concerns tonight about what will happen to women in afghanistan once the u.s. military withdrawal is complete. this comes as the taliban continue to seize territory and execute afghan citizens. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot report from kabul tonight. >> as the fighting intensifies the stories get uglier. afghan officials confirming in fox news in a crash last month in the knot the taliban shot in cold blood 22 afghan commandos
as they were surrendering. there is sign unrest coming to kabul. three. ied killing four. afghan government representatives might soon resume negotiations with the taliban. >> god willing, very soon you will witness the restart of serious peace talks. >> the unrest in the country has loot of people especially worried. >> one of the biggest challenges of a possible taliban takeover is to women in afghanistan. before 9/11 when they ran things, girls were banned from schools. women from jobs, now that has all changed. not that, once again, it's under threat. >> i think for women, that means being back prisoners in their house. being just in a different neglected from the entire work. and that will be a disaster for the women of afghanistan. >> that will be a disaster. >> that will be a disaster. >> when we were here 20 years
ago and the taliban was in charge the women wearing the all covering burqa was the norm. with the falling of the taliban we saw the joy in young girl's faces. now millions of girls in school that wouldn't have been. a quarter of all government employees women. many in the private sector, free to go out, dress in more modern style. pursue their dreams. politician militants advances for women some of the concrete gains from the war the u.s. has led here. she and a lot of people feel it would be a shame to lose them. bret? >> bret: greg palkot in kabul. greg, thanks. president biden is nominating former arizona republican senator jeff flake to be his ambassador to turkey. flake was a noted critic of then president trump and served as a g.o.p. surrogate for then candidate biden during the 2020 campaign breaking tonight con
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university's requirement for students and employees, correspondent aishah hasnie has details tonight. good evening, asia. >> this is among the first lawsuits of its kind in the country it could set the precedent here. eight indiana university students filed a federal lawsuit against the school over its vaccine mandate. iu requires that all staff, students and faculty be fully vaccinated before returning to campus in august. today, a judge was looking into whether or not to issue a preliminary injunction that would temporarily stop this mandate from going into effect originally the school also wanted proof of vaccination but the state's attorney general todd rokita says that policy clearly runs afoul of state law because of a new state ban on vaccine passports. in a state though, a spokesperson for iu writes the vaccine mandate is helping to support a return-to-safe and
more normal operations this fall. the attorney though that represents the students thinks they have a stronger case. listen. >> they have gone way overboard with this. there is no state in the united states, there is no county in the united states, there is no city in the united states that is mandating vaccinations for anyone. >> what's more horrifying, i think, is the culture that's been created at the school. this culture you cannot present an alternative opinion. >> and, bret, a local affiliate now reporting though the arguments just wrapped up. it will leakily be a couple more weeks before we have a decision from that judge. by the way, three california state university students have also filed their own lawsuit against that school for its vaccine mandate and there are more than 500 other colleges and universities that are issuing mandates this fall. so, bret, a lot of eyes will be on this indiana case.
bret? >> bret: we will follow it aishah, thanks, denver all-star game is caught up in the political fight over voting rights. first, beyond our borders tonight. at least 92 people are dead after a fire coronavirus hospital in southern iraq. more than 100 injured there. officials say the fire began when sparks from faulty wiring spread to an oxygen tank which then exploded. tokyo's governor says a sufficient number of hospitals combined with speeding up a covid-19 vaccination rollout in japan among the elderly means the city will be able to hold safe and secure olympics in 10 days, japan's vaccination rollout got out to a slow start, very slow and has faced supply glitches. only 28% of the japanese population has received at least one shot of a covid-19 vaccine. spectators have been banned from nearly all venues. the first lady is leading the
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night but we were robbed. democrats stole our all-star game to push their divisive political agenda. politicians and corporations lied while black communities got hurt the most. even though a majority of black voters support laws like voter i.d. >> now major league baseball made the decision back in april to move the game from atlanta to right here in denver. they did it after democrats, corporations and even president biden himself criticized the law with president biden going as far as calling it jim crow on steroids. republicans pushed back said the law was being misconstrued but the damage was done. the game moved here. we talked to some locals about that. take a listen. >> i have got some friends down in atlanta. a lot of people angry down there about it being -- i have got friends and co-workers they think, you know, the mlb
shouldn't getting their hands in political. >> we were very excited trying to make up from lost sales last year and increase our revenue and shop the city and see what it brings us. >> fact checkers actually said some of the things president biden said about the georgia law were untrue. "the washington post" gave president biden the maximum four pin smoke gross for comments he made when he said voting hours early. essentially sayings people wouldn't be able to vote when they got off of work. that's not true. the law kept it 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. if anything, it would have expanded the hours, not reduced them. too late at this point, water under the bridge. what i can tell you the city of denver, party going on behind us, they are happy to have $100 million shot in the arm. bret, send it back to you. >> bret: bill melugin live outside coors field. that's a different back drop than the southern border but we assume you will be back there soon. >> yes, we will. starting sunday, thanks, bret. >> bret: can you get that game on big fox tonight.
conservative talk show host larry elder entering the recall election in california. challenging gavin newsom. other notables include businessman former g.o.p. gubernatorial nominee john cox. former san diego mayor kevin faulconer. a reality tv star and former olympian caitlyn jenner and former congressman doug owesy. meanwhile, newsom will not be listed as a democrat on the california ballot. a judge denied his request monday after the governor's office missed the deadline. up next, the panel on how the fight over voting rights is affecting the country and what president biden said about it today. first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight fox 45 in baltimore. police officers working with the u.s. marshal's service are injured in a shooting at a shopping mall. the suspect is dead. the officers, we're told, are in stable condition tonight. they were trying to serve a homicide warrant on a man wanted for first degree murder when he opened fire hitting him in the arm and leg.
fox 12 in portland as a massive wildfire burning in southern oregon adds more than 50,000 acres to the perimeter overnight. fire officials say that blaze has burned more than 200,000 acres of national forests so far. not known how that fire started this is a live look at dallas from our affiliate fox 4. one of the big stories there tonight the government approves jeff bezos rocket company to launch people into space. the amazon founder will climb atop his new shepard rocket next tuesday in west texas. he will be joined by his brother, an 82-year-old female aviation pioneer and an auction winner. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back with the panel. ♪ ♪
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fair and free election. an assault on democracy, an assault on liberty, an assault on who we are. who we are as americans. >> bret: president biden in philadelphia laying out the case against different states' efforts to change voting laws in those states, finishing that speech to applause saying that democracy in america is facing its greatest test since the civil war claiming that was not hyperbole since the civil war. let's bring in our panel charlee and bill bennett what about that statement, bill. >> as former education secretary okay. saint agustin called it invincible ignorance. this isn't ignorance this is invincible ignorance to suggest that this is jim crow or as he said earlier jim crow on
steroids reveals that he and his staff whoever rights this stuff for him have no idea what they are talking about. will final argument against critical race theory president of the united states and his staff don't know any history under jim crow you could not vote at all if you be were a black person. you could not get education or apply for certain kinds of jobs. if you looked the wrong way you could be lynched. please a little modesty here in your characterizations and a little realism. plus, the real point here when it comes to it is he -- i'm sorry, do you want me to stop? >> bret: no, no. i want to get chuck to respond to that i also want to play this other soundbite. >> sure. >> bret: senate leaders chuck schumer and mitch mcconnell talking about the texas state lawmakers leaving texas, coming to washington, in response to kind of blocking this legislation on voting in texas, take a listen. >> i first salute them. i respect them. they're wonderful. i talked to a few of them on the phone over the last few days.
and as i said before, everything is on the table. >> i think it's quite interesting to see the democratic majority in the senate concerned about minority rights. in a state senate in texas. i guess if you live long enough you will see almost anything around here. >> bret: all right, chuck, if you would weigh in on that and what bill said at the top. >> we're in a very dangerous situation in this country where people in politics have decided to gain advantage by attacking integrity of the process and the recklessness began with the former president donald trump lying to the american people in a massive way about the results of the last election and refusing to concede his defeat when you compare that kind of hyperbole and dishonesty with what we heard from president biden today, i guess i think it's no contest we are living a
nightmare former presidents refuse to accept the verdict of people creating system years after terms are over. that's what's going on here. that's the big picture. i think that's "the big story." >> bret: ben, respond to that and what about the kind of hypocrisy that we just played there of trying to get rid of the filibuster but praising democrats of efforts to leaf texas and do everything they can to subvert talking about a law? >> i have to disagree with chuck on this. i don't think that this is actually connected to what the president was saying, the former president was saying about the election process directly so much as it was how much the former president did well among black and hispanic voters in the last election. there's very much a need on the part of democratic politicians to reassert a dominance within that demographic when it comes to the voting populist going
forward. if you talk to democratic consultants, they are scared about what numbers they saw, the increases of support for republicans among black males and among hispanic females in particular. it really does put a lie to this whole concept of tomography is destiny. seizing on trying to foment racial animosity and i think in a very dangerous way. i agree with chuck about the level of danger here that i think is going to create all sorts of animosity in ways that is going to drive up the stakes in this upcoming american election and is going to create all manner of distrust in the process going forward but this is not just about anything that donald trump raised when it came to the 2020 election. >> bret: you heard the house minority leader, bill, say that joe biden is legitimately elected president. there were concerns about the election, but he legitimately won the election. wouldn't really talk about whether there were problems for
republicanicans if the former president keeps talking about that. and wouldn't really say, said it's donald trump's decision about 2024. last word here? >> yeah, well, i think we will have to wait and see on this. i think it's very odd that the former president decided to take that biographer or pseudo biographer took him to task, trashed him the first time and hired him this time. the real point democrats can't get this through legislature. they can't get it through the supreme court. so they are trying to end run by using the justice department. the supreme court has already reviewed the arizona case. and the arizona case they upheld arizona. the constitution says states make these decisions. not federal government. the case is pretty well settled. >> bret: all right, panel, when we come back, we will tap you for tomorrow's headlines. ♪ ♪
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. >> bret: finally tonight, a look at tomorrow's headlines with the panel. bill? >> bill: yeah, after reading a navy report which suggest as politic decision with china, they would defeat us in a naval battle, think about that. but we are more woke than they are, at least our naval officers are. and the president and his crew are thinking about fact that maybe the miles per hour of a military is to fight and win wars. this is deadly serious. >> bret: i don't know what paper you are reading. all right, chuck? chuck chuck my headline tomorrow, crack down intensifies behind the scenes in cuba. there aren't many people in the streets since what happened there over the last weekend that you can be sure brutal repression is taking place all over that country. >> bret: all right, ben? >> ben: the free britney movement unites divided america. there is an entire protest going
on tomorrow in washington, d.c. on the behalf of britney spears, i encourage people to attend. >> bret: nice. all right, we will follow that one. panel, thank you. tomorrow on "special report" michael bender the "wall street journal." frankly did win the election. we will have him on. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and still unafraid. "fox news primetime" hosted by pete hegseth can hosting this week. >> pete: you ended on a great note free britney. thank you very much. good evening it's 7:00 p.m. on the east coast and 6:00 in god's country which means it's time for "fox news primetime." ♪ ♪ >> pete: i'm your host pete hegseth. look outside your window right now. do you see your neighbors fighting in the streets with bay bayonets and canons? when is the last time you saw union and confederate soldiers charging each other on horseback? in case you missed it we are in yet the middle of a civil.