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>> greg: you have 20 seconds. >> richard: tony playing the piano she has kidney disease and this amazing motivational speaker carlos, whitaker saw her, posted on instagram and raised her $70,000. >> very good. >> greg: all right, that's it for us. "special report" is up next. hey, bret. >> bret: hi, greg. >> greg: how are you? >> bret: i'm good. how are you? >> greg: i haven't heard from you in a while let's catch up. good evening, welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. breaking tonight, the resurgence of the coronavirus, the theresurrection of pandemic reld restrictions and reemphasis on vaccinations while the administration tries to light a fire under reason naught to take resonate to take a shot. reconsider imposing mandates. peter doocy starts us off tonight from the north lawn. good evening, peter. >> peter: good evening, bret.
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president biden says the long-term effects of covid-19, so-called long covid will now be recognized as a disability by the federal government and that is as officials within the biden administration announced a new vaccination mandate on the entire va hospital system. veterans affairs is going to require all docs working in facilities have going to have to be vaccinated. >> jennifer did you know that explains whenever a veteran or step foot they deserve to know could we have done everything in our power to protect them from covid-19. covid-19 57 groups including the american medical urging vaccination for all healthcare workers and all state employees in california now have a choice. get vaccinated or wear a mask and get tested. >> individual's choice not to get vaccinated is now impacting the rest of us. >> in new york, workers need to
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prove vaccination or wear masks and get tested, too. >> in the city government employee does not wear a mask indoors and they are unvaccinated there unfortunately will have to be consequences. >> savannah, georgia now has a citywide mask mandate for a month. mask mandates nationwide could be next. >> this is under active consideration. >> white house says of course it is. >> it would be actually surprising and odd if our health and medical experts were not having active discussion about how to best protect the american people. >> peter: it's becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated which has experts wondering why persons who got the shot should be subjected to the same restrictions as those who haven't. >> they have chosen not to get vaccinated at own individual risk. >> vaccines still have not been fully approved by the fda. >> we still have no clear timetable on when we can expect fda licensure of these vaccines for adults and a lot of people say that that is still causing
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their hesitancy. >> peter: the fda hasn't been a priority for this president. >> why has the president not nominated someone for fda commissioner yet? >> he is certainly eager to nominate someone. >> is he also optimistic about revving up stalled mask vaccination efforts. >> mr. president, do you have confidence can you get the unvaccinated americans vaccinated. >> we haven't. >> officials here are saying those travel restrictions to keep visitors from europe and the u.k. and a number of other countries out are here to stay. and that's just a little more than three weeks after president biden confidently proclaimed that we were closer than ever to declaring our independence from the virus. bret? >> bret: peter doocy live on the north lawn, peter, thank you. you can find nearby vaccine locations by going to vaccines.gov. america's crime crisis is in renewed focus tonight after another bloody and brutal weekend. a dozen people were killed in chicago over the weekend.
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a pair of vicious attacks in the nation's largest city have sparked an intense search for suspects. correspondent bryan llenas is in new york tonight, a warning here, some of the images in this report may be disturbing. >> tonight, a manhunt is underway for the man seen in this shocking video. assaulting and mugging a 68-year-old man in broad daylight while walking in brooklyn, new york on saturday morning. the suspect punches the elderly man about a dozen times kicking him in the face. the victim falls to the ground, his body goes limp. the suspect steals the man's cell phone and silver necklace the 68-year-old suffered a broken wrist, broken nose and lacerations throughout his body. meanwhile the nypd is searching for three young men responsible for attacking an off duty firefighter in queens last friday night. the 44-year-old and his dog were approached by at least 100 kids. the firefighter is seen stepping back before they punched him and hit him in the head with a glass bottle. one of the teens shouted it was fight night. the victim telling the "new york
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post," quote: they all came at me. they didn't care at all. the kids were going crazy. the detectives in association of new york city police union tweeted these are new york city streets used to be the safest big city sent back to crime allow no consequences and embolden' criminals. they need toe keep new yorkers safe. according to the latest nypd crime statistics felony assaults citywide are up 60 pours compared to last year. shootings up 62%. car thefts are up 24%. it's not just new york city, chicago had another violent weekend. at least 70 people shot. 12 killed including a teenage boy this follows the two previous weekends which saw a total of 96 people shot and 22 people killed. >> this is a violence issue with guns here people are being shot by guns in the wrong hands
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people who are repeatedly arrested. >> democratic nominee eric adams says there is a sense in this city that any and everything goes. judges are too reluctant to set became allowing criminals to walk free. bret? >> bret: bryan, thank you. so far no concrete plan from either the biden administration or congress for dealing with the crime explosion across the country. congressional correspondent chad pergram has that part of the story tonight from capitol hill. >> the crime scourge imrips u.s. cities and americans demand solutions. >> increased police presence. increased fire and police [inaudible] government should do something about it. >> yet there are ofew plans to control crime in cities controlled by democrats. congressional democrats resist writing a comprehensive crime bill even as they spend trillions elsewhere. >> we have the violence level of violence in 50 years and we have liberals in washington literally
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saying we need more. the economy is overheating. their formula for success is miserable. >> a left wing message ham strings democrats. >> some exstring stream voices in the democratic party are quoted as saying defund the police. >> there is concern that defund the police narrative contribute to the current crime wave. >> this dangerous rhetoric makes our communities less safe. >> republicans believe police fear to do their jobs properly as crime spikes. and that's why bipartisan police reform is stalled again. >> when you demon nice police officers, when you defund the police, you are going to have a reduction in forces. >> some democrats believe the crime surge will force the hand of their party which controls congress. >> congress is going to be pressed to do something about this before we adjourn. we c't let the present state of affairs. all this gun violence go unheated. >> freshman democrat cori bush
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one of the most voices when it documents defunding the police. >> i am for defunding the police. for me it's a reallocation of glundz bush's federal election filings reveal she spent close to $70,000 in campaign money on private security to protect herself. even as she demanded police lose their funding. so it's police for thee but not for ye. office did not reply to questions about her own security. >> bret: chad, thank you. nancy pelosi's capitol riot committee holds first committee tomorrow. sunday speaker pelosi anointed adam kinzinger to the panel. last week she rejected two other g.o.p. selections. minority leader kevin mccarthy is casting doubt on the sincerity of pelosi's investigation. >> she wants to make an argument on the basis of vote on electoral college her own chair of this committee objected to president bush [inaudible]
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president currently believes that republican senators are equal to terrorists. i don't know how the basis of this report would ever come back with credibility. >> bret: tomorrow on "special report" we will speak to one of the republicans whom pelosi rejected for the panel ohio's jim jordan. all three major markets hit new all time highs this morning. the new record closes this afternoon. the dow gained 83 today. the s&p 500 was up 11. the nasdaq finished ahead for. up next, president biden makes a major announcement about u.s. military involvement in one middle eastern country. we will bring you that first, here is what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering tonight. fox 11 in los angeles. a sheriff's deputy is fatally shot when his swat team tried to rescue people held hostage by an armed man. the suspect was killed by authorities. three people believed to be the suspect's sons and their mother are also dead. fox 13 in salt lake city as the water levels at the great salt
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lake hit historic low. saturday the u.s. geological survey announced average daily water levels had dropped about an inch bloat previous record set in 1963. this comes months earlier than when the lake typically hits the lowest point of the year. indicating water levels could continue to drop even further. and this is a live look at austin, texas from our affiliate fox 7. of the big story there tonight, a huge shakeup in college football. the universities of texas and oklahoma announced their intent to leave the big 12 conference. the schools want to i didn't know the southeastern conference. well, that move could trigger a mad scramble for conference realignment in college football. that is tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. ♪ you can go your own way ♪
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>> bret: the 98th and last victim from the condo collapse in surf side florida has been identified. the remains of the last missing person, a 54-year-old woman have been found.
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county leaders there say families for all the victims have been notified, a total of 242 people are now accounted for from the condo tower. former republican senator mike lensley in a colorado hospital after a bicycle accident. he was injured friday night and life flighted to the facility. his condition and the extent of his injuries have not been released. inslee retired in january after four terms in the senate. high level face-to-face talks about u.s. and chinese democrats highlighting sharp differences between the side. china long list of complaints accusing the u.s. trying to contain and suppress china's development. the u.s. has brought up concerns about human rights and other issues. urging cooperation on matters including climate change, iran, and north korea. president biden said today the u.s. combat mission in iraq is ending. but he is still intends on keeping a small force in that country to train and advise
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rockie troops. the president met today with iraq's prime minister. national security correspondent jennifer griffin shows us tonight. >> a week after a suspected isis suicide bomber attacked a baghdad market, killing 35 people, and as iranian backed she a militias keep firing rockets at the u.s. troops and embassy. president biden announced america's combat operations in iraq are coming to an end. >> our role in iraq is to be available, to continue to train, to assist, to help and to deal with isis as it arise. but we are not going to be by the end of the year in a combat mission. .>> the announcement came at the request prime minister who came to the white house today. >> i would like to thank all the people. >> unlike afghanistan president biden plans to keep the current number of 2500 u.s. troops on the ground to train, advise and assist their iraqi partners to
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make sure isis does not return. iran and its proxy forces are calling for a full american withdrawal. the iraqi prime minister is facing important elections in october and tremendous pressure from iranian sympathetic members of parliament who want u.s. troops out calls which became louder in the wake of the u.s. drone strike that killed iran's top general qasem soleimani last year after he landed at the baghdad airport. the state department basically halted all combat operations in april. today's announcement is reminiscent of 2011 when then vice president biden led the obama administration's effort to end the war in iraq. >> we will, in fact, as i said at the outset, draw down our military forces by the end of december. >> three years later, the u.s. military had to return to fight isis which was closing in on baghdad. u.s. officials tell us none of the 2500 u.s. troops currently in iraq are being sent back home.
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bret? >> bret: jennifer, just talked about china, there is french warned u.s. government about china's secretive behavior they wuhan institute of virology back in 2015. that's the place where it may have started the coronavirus by accident or otherwise. that's right, bret. we have long known that the french helped build the wuhan lab. the deal that dates back to china 2004. responsible for managing safety protocols until they were suddenly kicked out of the lab by the chinese government back in 2017. two years before that according to david asher into the cody origin french intelligence allegedly warned the u.s. government that this had concerns about chinese actions at the laboratory. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. cuban americans take to the streets of washington right in front of the white house to get president biden's attention. first, beyond our borders tonight. white house press secretary jen psaki says the u.s. is concerned
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about the to your knowledge and urging calm in that country. to your knowledge's young democracy faces its worst crisis in a decade after its president ousts the government and suspends parliament with the help of the army there main parties including islamists are condemning the move as a coup. flames threatened some residential areas. firefighters there say other places are being engulfed by dense smoke. no deaths or injuries had been reported but france and greece are dispatching aircraft to help put out the wildfires there. officials and athletes at the tokyo olympics are keeping an eye on a typhoon expected to arrive in a few hours. it's expected to disrupt some parts of the games. archery, rowing and sailing have already adjusted their schedules because of the typhoon. the games have also been dealing, obviously, with the coronavirus outbreak and hotter
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than usual weather there. japan was taken the lead with 8 gold medals in the games. the u.s. currently has 7. just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back. most? nothing rhymes with liberty mutual. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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this follows the havana government's most recent crackdown on dissent. david spunt reports tonight on new protests here in washington. >> july 26th is the day the communist regime in cuba celebrates 1959 revolution. today also as you mentioned continues of thousands of cuban americans not just in washington but around the country took to the streets hoping that regime comes to an end and soon. [chanting] >> once again cuban americans brought their concerns about the situation in their home country to lafayette park across the street from the white house hoping to get the attention of the president himself. we spoke to one man who fled cuba as a little boy. >> the cuban people need help, we need an intervention are l. will we are here to let him know we are fighting for our freedom. >> down to the cuban embassy another way to mark this
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july 26th. i call upon the president and the white house to support the people of cuba and not the castro regime. [cheers and applause] we need maximum pressure campaign on the regime. >> white house is under pressure from republicans and democrats to try to restore the internet in cuba communist regime cut off all internet ties to keep the world out of the situation there on the ground. >> we are quite focused and interested in, restoring access to the people of cuba and we feel if we can get it done, that would be a great step forward and beneficial to the people of cuba. >> house minority leader kevin mccarthy and other republicans want a meeting with the president himself. this white house is joining 20 other nations, bret, to condemn the regime for arresting hundreds following protests last week but for many cuban americans. that is simply not enough. they want more and they want immediate help. bret? >> bret: all right, david, we
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will follow it thank you. >> sure. >> bret: ted cruz is mocking state democratic lawmakers who had fled to washington in order to try to scuttle republican election reform efforts in texas at the state house. the democrats are requesting care packages be sent to them including soda and salsa, toiletries and money. crews responded with a tweet asking no miller lite? the reference to a picture showing the lawmakers traveling to washington on a private plane all surrounding a case of beer. let's bring in senior political analyst brit hume tonight. good evening, brit. i wanted to talk about a couple of new polls. abc, "the washington post" poll came out with some interesting numbers. one is the outlook on the country's future. this optimism/pessimism has really shifted in recent weeks. 45 optimistic, 55 pessimistic and then look at the approval rating for the president on specific issues. obviously covid he is at 63% approval but you look at crime,
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gun violence, immigration down in the high 30's. your thought on this turn about? >> well, partly i think it's the fading of the money moon period. every administration starts out with high hopes in the public and they tend to fade with time because not everything that's promised gets delivered and in this case enormous promises were made. >> we have ambitious agenda. only part of which has been enacted and part of which may be in trouble. in addition you have concrete things like the increase in prices pointing to serious outbreak of inflation. duration we don't yet know. you have lawlessness on the border. which has been obvious about which no, sir is of any consequence seems to be happening, being done. and then, of course, lawlessness in the major cities and that's something that people find frightening and do not want to put up with. plus, of course, there is the sense that, you know, that china is on the rise still. we don't seem to check china and so forth there is a lot of
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concrete reasons for this i think -- and, of course, i should add to that bret, the fact that covid cases are rising. that always frightens people. i'm not sure cases is the best way it measure that people are obviously worried about new round of shutdowns and mask mandates. some which appear to be happening. >> you know, brit, the president obviously receives some pretty good press over all from the media. but, there have been a couple answers recently at a town hall, also reporters question him where he has snapped at them or said something where people weren't following it. there is a couple of examples in recent days. >> you are not going -- you are not going to get covid if you have these vaccinations. >> the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you, um, are why can't the the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, um, u.,s h, it's going to be, excuse me,
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we know why all the drugs are not temporarily approved but permanently approved. >> are there people who are in the democratic party -- >> are there people in the republican party who think we are sucking the blood out of kids? >> bret: just some answers that the media didn't make a big deal out of them but made you scratch your head. >> brit: that second one you showed there was pretty dramatic. the man obviously lost his train of thought and couldn't recover it and stammered around for a little while these are signs of senility. biden, like me are certainly elderly. i think it's becoming increasingly obvious that this is the case. and i can't believe that people who see that who are not already complicitted to him one way or another or committed against him don't look at that and find it alarming that, you know, at a time when their worries are increasing the polling showing, you know, pessimism in the country is increasing.
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they see that the president of the united states losing his train of thought and unable to blurt out a coherent answer to a question. i think people find it disturbing and makes them wonder about the future. >> bret: all right, brit, as always. thank you. up next, some seven-plus months after arizona certified its presidential election results, former president trump is still insisting he won that state, maybe others. we will have a fair and balanced debate on specifics next. ♪ ♪ >> these results will be so outrageous. we won the state of arizona and we won it decisively. ♪ ♪
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the facts are coming out. the truth is being uncovered. and the crime of the century is being fully exposed. [cheers and applause] >> bret: former president trump this weekend in arizona touting the work of what his critics say is a partisan audit of the result of last year's presidential election. the effort is focused right now on maricopa county's ballots. we will talk with the recorder of maricopa county, arizona election official there in just a moment. both sides first to lay out the trump case we are joined by trump spokeswoman liz harrington. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me, here. bret. >> bret: first katie hobbs how will note is a democrat in arizona said this today nothing is going to change the outcome of the 2020 election. take your loss and accept it and move on. this is nothing more than being a sore loser. they have been using this as a fundraising mechanism. don't know where the money is coming from and don't know where it's going and how much t secre.
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obviously the state's election was certified by republican governor doug doocy. let's get into the specifics of what you all are alleging what the president talked about this weekend if you look at the preliminary findings are the audit 270,000 fraudulent ballots. 168,000 printed on thin paper outside of the regulations of maricopa it the. 75,000 ballot that were supposed to be mailed out but they have no record of them ever being sent. you also have 18,000 voters who were purged from the voter rolls who voted in the election but were purged after the election. and here's a significant one, bret. if i could bring up that maricopa county will not touch. 3,981 people voted despite registering after the october 15th court ordered deadline. and here's the key question. that means maricopa county
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certified false results. and if we still have a free country, with one set of rules for every american, those votes need to be thrown out immediately or do we live in a communist country where votes turn out 100 to nothing? no, that does not say for joseph stalin it, says for joseph biden. that's in fulton county, georgia. if we are going to keep a country free. we need to have these audits to get to the bottom of it because 100 to nothing is not the united states of america. we need these audits to continue to get the true results. >> bret: we are going to go through each one of these just on the 74,000. they say if a voter chooses to vote early they can cast a mail-in ballot or vote in person. either way they have these early ballots and they are calculated in two different columns. one is early voting that comes in by mail. the other is early voting overall. and then how much were counted
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and they claim that that discrepancy is they are mixing that up. the people who are looking into this audit. >> you can't debunk something if you don't know where it comes from. and maricopa county admits that they don't know where the auditor came up with the 74243. so this needs to be vetted and this is the exact reason why the canvas needs to continue and also that the maricopa county board turns over the ballot images of the envelopes to this day, they are hiding information, they are hiding routers and hiding data. what do they have to hide? if this is the most secure election in history which america knows it was not, certainly they would have no problem handing over those blot images of the envelopes to make sure a real voter was behind that mail in ballot. >> >> bret: some have said publicly they think the president is going to be reinstalled to the white house that the former president.
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>> we want to get to the truth. we want the real result because right now according to rasmussen 51% of americans think cheating went on in this election. the american people know it the tens of thousands of people lined up in maricopa county to see president trump on saturday know it. and they just want the truth. we will see what happens but we want to get to the real answers, the real results and to root out fraud otherwise we will lazarus our country. >> bret: we will keep on asking these specifickenses and go down the list. i want to put up this headline to wrap up with you, trump pac fundraising. trump's pac collected $75 million this year. so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts. the article goes on to say there is really no money that's gone to any of these audit efforts. why is that? >> unsurprising from "the washington post that is fake news. our filing will be public at the end of the month on july 31st and people can see exactly where we put money.
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>> bret: okay. we'll look forward to that and follow it liz, thanks for coming on. >> thanks, bret. >> bret: steve richer is maricopa county arizona recorder. steve, you have been just been listening to that let's start with the 74,000 number and explain that to the viewers from your point of view. >> yeah, well, thanks so much for having me on, bret. i appreciate it i'm as republican as they come. as conservative as they come. federalist society. american enterprise institute. cato institute you name it there is a lot i would be willing to do for a republican nominee for president but lie about the election for president is not one of those things. don't take my word for it regarding the 74,000 ballots. take the auditor's word for it senate liaison ken bennett found president trump's comments regarding the 74,000 allegedly fraudulent ballots to be, quote frustrating because that claim had already been walked back. it has already been debunked and the signer ninjas themselves
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have taken it back and this is just what happens when, unfortunately you enlist an audit company that is partisan, that has never worked in elections before and that is led by a conspiracy theorist ceo who thinks hugo chavez stoplight the election. >> bret: let me go through more specifics with you. liz says that 3,000 voters registered after the date and that they are false and they should be thrown out. >> that's inaccurate. we have listed this on just the facts dot vote. the reason that's inaccurate look, the political party did an amazing job of registering thousands and thousands and thousands of voters right up until the october 15th deadline. but not all of those are processed as soon as they are received. and so somebody might have filled out the paperwork by october 15th but that person might have had to vote a provisional ballot because that paperwork wouldn't have been processed until later. but as long as they filled it out before october 15th, then
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it's still a valid voter and that vote should count. >> bret: let's click down the tabulation system was somehow connected to the internet and hacked during the general election. >> categorically false. we have had two independent companies that certified elections professionals come in, test everything they possibly need to test to make sure that the machines are not connected to the internet throughout the voting period. >> bret: there was some kind of printed ballot that were found on different paper that suggests that some ballots were put in there that weren't actual ballots. >> some of our ballots are printed at the precinct based polls or at the voting centers and others are mailed out by the central place here in arizona where they are printed. so, yes, some of them might have a little bit -- might be a little bit different but absolutely false that they're somehow fraudulent. >> bret: but there is a duplication process like a code
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where you had -- that you could track each vote? >> again, false, yes, can you do that but false regarding the statements that were made and that's why we put out just the facts dot vote because this is like playing whack-a-mole. some of these claims that we thought were the undead have come back, i guess. and the sharpy gate and we put out that website just so we don't have to keep doing this and i will remind people of the irony is that i have nothing to cover up. i was merely a candidate. a republican candidate in november. i wasn't running the election. but i have come, in i thoroughly assessed this. and there is nothing to hide. this was not a stolen election. >> bret: so when you see the former president come into the state and say what he said over the weekend what day and your election officials think about that and where is it going. >> disappointing border line
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dystopian and unfortunately when the president says something like that it's very ladder to put jeanne back in the bottle. as talk about rampant distrust in our election system i would say that's a good place to start looking when somebody makes that claim. >> bret: last thing she says you are not being totally forthcoming and transparent to help answer some of these things. i think you have answered the questions here. but as far as evidence, are they asking for something from you that you are not providing? >> not from my office. the only thing they haven't received from the county is the routers which we have said are immaterial to the assessment of this election, played no role in the election and would cost us millions and millions of dollars and disrupt county operations. we have 13,000 employees. we're the forth biggest county in the country we can't just knock down all of our operations so they can go chase conspiracy theorist. >> bret: stephen, we appreciate your time. we wanted to do it this way so people could hear all sides and
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thanks for joining us. >> thanks so much for having me. >> bret: up next, the panel on covid resurgence and restrictions plus america's crime crisis. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ deposit, plan and pay with easy tools from chase. simplicity feels good. chase. make more of what's yours.
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>> if you are out in public and around people you don't know whether they are vaccinated or not. it's probably going to be safest to mask whether or not you are vaccinated. >> outdoor mask wearing is no role for it unless you are crazy crowded space you don't need to be wearing masks outdoors. indoors, if i'm in the high infection area, i probably would put on a mask. mostly because i don't want to break through infection. >> do you think masks should be brought back for vaccinated america. >> this is under active consideration. >> there are always going to be guided by our north star that's the cdc and health and medical experts. >> bret: well, here we go again. let's see where this takes us as far as mask mandates, what different states are doing. and the rise of the domenech publisher of the federalist. harold ford jr. former tennessee and inclusion capitol and trey gowdy former congressman from
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south carolina. it feels like we have talked about this a lot but it is of interest to a lot of people. trey, it seems like we are heading down this road. and there may be masks in several places. >> trey: yeah, i think it's good, bret, that vaccinations are up. and our good friend harold ford always encourages us to follow the science. and i know what he means by that and he is well- intentioned. it would be much easier if the science was actually consistent. so, when you can dance at a wedding reception this side of the street but not that side of the street and we need to follow science unless it impacts teacher's unions then people believe to lose confidence in science. i'm all for following science it would be easier if science spoke with one about how science has been all over the place in some ways. the one thing we know that if you are vaccinated, the likelihood of you -- of this
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delta variant causing hospitalization or death or serious health challenges, the science certainly says that is far muted. i listened to my old friend chris christie. i read some of his comments this sunday and i thought he had about right when he said we shouldn't try to indoctrinate people we should try to help people. meet people where they are in their lives. unless overwhelming health challenge try to persuade them this is the right thing to do. i give sean hannity and donald trump credit for urging every american as i do president biden and others to urging every american to get the vaccine. if we want the economy reopen. if we want our schools we opened and our kids back in school without any of the politics and there is politics all the way around, trey, i would agree. if we want to be on the best footing we could possibly be to combat and compete with china, we should get this vaccine and 48.8% double dose. 64.4% single dose. those numbers need to be higher to head into the fall stronger safer and with the likelihood of
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not having to wear masks in public. >> bret: over the weekend there were a lot of questions about the fda and why it's still an emergency authorization and not a full authorization for this vaccine. one of the reasons is about shelf life. vaccine how long it can stay and be applicable. if they got that over the line. here is representative jason smith from missouri talking about st. louis' mask mandate. >> the fact that the prosecutors in the city of st. louis are more focused on enforcing mask mandates than on citizens who have been vaccinated and to the following the science than actually going out and cleaning up the streets and putting murderers in jail is unacceptable. >> bret: ben? >> ben: jen psaki comment made me laugh. i have visions of anthony fauci
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pronouncing i am as constant as the northern star. unfortunately he has not been. he has been all over the place when it comes to masks. one thing that has been consistent, unfortunately, from a lot of democrats be and a lot of progressive officials and a few republicans, too. is their willingness to turn to the weapon of mandates. when it comes to any aspect of policy dealing with this pandemic. and, yet, when you look at the actual performance of those mandates, we see that they really don't make much of a difference in terms of the way that this virus runs through different societies and different parts of and communities of our nation this is not going to solve or prevent any kind of upheaval related to the latest delta variant. we do need to get more people vaccinated. these mandates have not been proven to be successful. government feels like they have to take steps or feel like they have to have action. this is the only thing that they want to turn to in a time when in reality what they ought to be doing is assessing their own approach and why it hasn't worked to get those resistant
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members of the population, particularly minority americans to go in and get vaccinated. >> bret: trey, one quick thing about infrastructure and this deal depend on who you listen to over the weekend some were positive and negative. it is in that way in the sausage making in washington. here is speaker pelosi over the weekend. >> expect a deal this week. are you sticking by your decision to hold any vote on that deal until after the senate passes a much larger infrastructure package through reconciliation? >> yes, i stand by because the fact is that the president has said that he wants to have a bipartisan bill and we all do. but that is not the limitation of a vision of the president. i won't put it on the floor until we have the rest of the initiative. >> bret: i can see the two trains on the track heading for each other on that deal, trey. >> trey: yeah. and when it fails in the senate
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>> bret: finally tonight. a look at tomorrow's headlines, harold? >> in popovich we still trust after a slow struggling start u.s.a. men's basketball runs the table and wins the gold. >> bret: nice. trey? >> trey: 80-year-old democrat elected officials think 80-year-old supreme court justice stephen breyer should retire. >> bret: all right, ben? >> ben: representative kensingtoner tea cup size
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republican enjoys nose from speaker pelosi. >> bret: nice way to end. we will follow that committee hearing starts tomorrow for the january 6th committee. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and still unafraid. "fox news primetime" hosted this week by tammy bruce starts right now. hey, tammy. >> tammy: hey, bret. thank you very much, sir and good evening and welcome to "fox news primetime." ♪ ♪ >> tammy: i'm tammy bruce. and tonight we put the biden agenda on trial and indict it for its far left failures, it's never ending stream of inkey heernt unintelligible rambling and disconnect from reality. as it turns out when a dumpster is on fire for six months and burns brighter than ever and smells pretty bad, too. in other words, it can't be ignored. the american people are taking notice more than ever before. because, with no center of gravity in the white house, no strong leadership and frankly mounting questions about the

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