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are wonderful but there's lots of choices here at home. let's hope we don't have a vaccine mandate on drucker so we can get those products as well. >> emily: and my household will probably enjoying all those things. thank you, everyone. cheers to you all. speed to kick off "america reports." brand-new video of darrell brooks' arrest. he is set to appear in court a few hours now. i'm sandra smith in new york. >> trace: hello, good day everybody. i am trace gallagher in los angeles and for john roberts. want to warn our viewers some details of this story could be disturbing. >> put your hands where i can see them! >> trace: this chilling video shows brooks being taken into custody after asking a homeowner
for help ordering an uber claiming he was homeless. brooks is due in court later this afternoon on five of homicide. >> sandra: the victims we now know, age ranges from 52 to 81 years old. three of them members of milwaukee's dancing grannies, the group whose routines have been part of the city's holiday celebrations for decades. now the community mourns and wonders if this all could have been prevented. we have got fox team coverage for you as we kick off a brand-new hour. former assistant u.s. attorney andy mccarthy is standing by. >> trace: we begin with mike tobin on the ground in waukesha, wisconsin. mike. >> with four hours to go before darrell brooks makes his initial court appearance let's get another look at that remarkable video of brooks just after the attack. it is doorbell video. according to the time-stamp, 20 minute after the attack. brooke shows up at the home of daniel reiter about a half-mile from the attacks. brooks told writer he was
waiting for an uber. writer didn't know about the attack and made him a sandwich. he saw police activity and asked brooks to leave. police showed up. >> put your hands where i can see them. >> [indistinct] >> do you know this guy? >> absolutely not. >> court records go back to when brooks was a juvenile. he has been before the judge so many times we don't have enough time to list his offenses here but he's face charges for everything from strangling a person to weapons charges and resisting arrest. in 2020 got into a fight with his nephew and shot at him and was released on bond. the member second he allegedly punched the mother of his child and ran over her with the same
suv used in the attack. his bill was reduced to a thousand dollars and he got out on friday. even the milwaukee county district attorney john chisholm says the bail wasn't right. the statesboro recommendation was inappropriately low in light of the recent charges in the pending charges against mr. brooks. initially brooks is looking at five counts of intentional homicide with the charges could be increased as they go through the details. the district attorney for waukesha county says they will set bail so high this time that brooks won't get out. trace, back to you. >> trace: mike tobin, thank you. >> sandra: let's bring in former assistant u.s. attorney and fox news contributor andy mccarthy. you can help a look at the situation from the very moment that we saw it happen and wonder if it could've been been prevented. >> according then -- of course it could have. they could've kept a violent multi-offender in prison and they didn't. it sounds like they had at least
three good reasons to keep him in. a pending warranted in nevada in recent charges, sets of charges in milwaukee. one of them, as the report noted, as recently as november 2nd, they had a ton of reasons to keep this guy in. >> sandra: the d.a. now admitting he was on inappropriately low bail. the investigation from the d.a.'s office that made that decision. >> this is really hypocritical. what we ought to be having here now once we can get past the tragic nature of all this is this is the progressive vision of how the criminal justice system is supposed to work. this very d.a. in an interview he gave some years back to the "milwaukee journal sentinel" basically said my philosophy of
letting people out, does that mean inevitably eventually someone will commit a murder after i have diverted him from the criminal justice system, yes. but nevertheless, even though that's bound to happen, this is my vision and i'm to it. what we have is philosophically people who believe incarceration is worse than the alternative. i suppose that's one way of looking at it but we see the concrete result of that. someone who is violent criminal who belongs incarcerated in the system only awaits charges was out and totally productively committed a horrific, horrific homicide. >> sandra: to your point about the "milwaukee journal sentinel." is there going to be an individual that i divert or put
into a treatment that's going to go out and kill somebody? you bet, guaranteed. it's guaranteed to happen. doesn't invalidate the overall approach. why would there be an acknowledgment that could happen, it does happen, and then no accountability or change? >> you know what it is? i really think sometimes in a political environment people make statements in the abstract that they think convey kind of lofty aspirations for the society that they hope will become. those things ever left consequent is. people like me who say people who are multiple offenders when they get arrested along the system, it's not because i want to see everybody in jail. it's because based on very hard expands, what we know is that there are people who are recidivists, violent offenders.
>> sandra: it's two decades of darrell brooks' criminal past leading up to this event. >> the reason it's two decades is because they keep letting him out. i don't mean to laugh about it. it's frustrating. this is when he does when he's out. >> sandra: to the rittenhouse case, you are joining us through breaking news has the verdict was read and now rittenhouse is saying this about the president's own words. >> mr. president, if i could say one thing to you, i would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement. it's actual malice defaming my character for him to say something like that. >> sandra: because of that statement that joe biden made that would imply that rittenhouse was a white supremacist. could there be legal repercussions for joe biden for those words about this case?
>> he's definitely got the basis to bring a lawsuit. when i say someone's got the basis to bring a lawsuit, what i mean is he's got a claim. it doesn't mean he'll succeed. supreme court has made the test for libel and defamation very, very difficult. the courts give a kind of a wide berth for statements they can be characterized as statements of opinion. rather than assertions of fact. if the case was brought to trial evan biden would have a good chance of beating it. shouldn't even be here. i'm going to say the same thing i said when trump was president. presidents have an obligation to uphold due process and fair proceedings in the system which means not commenting on pending investigations and pending prosecutions. not just because we want to protect due process but because
if you want prosecutions to work, and the legitimacy of the outcomes of the criminal justice system to be upheld on appeal, you can't prejudice the process by from your very influential perch as president making statements that make it hard to proceed with these cases. >> sandra: andy mccarthy, always appreciate when you can join us. thank you. so many questions still, trace, as we dig through this and you go back to that story about this man who plowed into the crowd for the community is still grieving and i know you probably watched several times, the doorbell camera when he went up to that person's door. he was a man, that man had just gotten home from a hunting trip. he was watching a football game. he didn't know about the parade rampage. this man was knocking on his door. you see the goodness of people. that hunter would just return, watching football, he saw him, let him in, given his coat before he realized and saw police passing by and let him out the front door.
he was obviously arrested. tragic, horrible story. >> trace: what strikes me about this milwaukee das he says yes, the bill was too low but he has prayed for years about this progressive activism when it comes to no avail. bragging about the fact that he believes that he led the way for some of these left-wing prosecutors in cities like los angeles and san francisco to do the same thing. he has been a big advocate of this type of legal system. >> sandra: all right, trace. >> trace: armed members of black militia groups gathered outside a georgia court house where our fox news digital teens reported seeing a leader issuing threats and promising revenge over the ahmaud arbery case. inside the courthouse, the jury is deciding the fate of the three white men accused of murdering arbery. steve harrigan is live on the ground. >> outside the courthouse,
there's more visible police presence than we've seen in the past. it's quiet right now. probably more television news crews out there than civilians at this point. that was not the case yesterday. there were several dozen people dressed in black uniforms, some masked and some carrying high-powered assault rifles. among the several groups were members of the new black panther party. they had a mock coffin set up outside the courthouse with the names of blacks who been killed by police over the past several years. right now the situation is calm and peaceful. prosecutors really made her final case today during two hours of rebuttal, telling the 12 person jury, 11 whites and one black male that they had to do their duty and punish the crime of murder. >> this isn't about whether these three men are good people are bad people. that's not what this is about. it's about responsibility. it's about holding people accountable and responsible for their actions. when they do something like
this, they have to be held accountable and responsible. nobody gets a free pass. >> all three men face multiple charges. the most serious of which are felony murder and murder with malice. >> trace: steve harrigan outside the courthouse, thank you. >> sandra: it happened again, another mob orchestrating a high-end heist in california i.d. after we told you about bay area break-ins. this time los angeles. thieves hit a nordstrom department store last night. who 80 looters stormed the store in walnut creek, california. police have arrested several suspects but many are still out there. the growing crime crisis raising terry's questions for some on the left like congressman rashida tlaib who was grilled over support of a bill to abolish federal prisons. >> i think everyone is like oh, my god. did you see how many people are mentally ill mentor in prison
right now? >> your proposal is so sweeping. it does release everyone. >> within ten years and then there's a process of looking at how can we get away from mass incarceration. >> sandra: all right. another moment. he got somebody to admit something that they were pushing for. >> trace: the walgreens in the cvs stores in california are saying we are out. they can't handle it. the crime is too high. they are losing too much money, so they are pulling out of the state. >> sandra: i was talking through this, big about the other side of this. if you have stuff happening in the city having to lock everything up. got to get somebody to come and unlock it for you. new york is dealing with this. it raises the prices of everything. everybody pays more. >> trace: the price is fixed into it. president biden addressing the nation price crisis. downplaying concerns.
the decision to release 50 million barrels of oil into the market, will it help lower the high prices americans are paying this holiday season? fox business host larry kudlow will join us to talk about it next. speaker of the chinese communist party will take its own athletes and disappear themd march them out in hostage videos like this, what will they do ou? >> sandra: tom cotton amid growing calls for the united states to boycott the 2022 winter olympic's in beijing is the chinese tennis player's location and safety remains in doubt at this hour. will bring you the latest on that. boosters keep your laundry smelling fresh way longer than detergent alone. if you want laundry to smell fresh for weeks, make sure you have downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters. mm. [ clicks tongue ] i don't know. i think they look good, man.
attack on the capitol on januarw subpoenas yesterday including two long-time trump advisor roger stone of the host of info wars, alex jones. the subpoenas regarding the rally held by former president trump charlie gover the march to capital. jones reportedly helped organize the rally and stone was originally scheduled to speak at the rally and had made remarks that he was planning to quote lida march to the capital from that rally. >> trace: president biden releasing more than 50 million barrels of oil into the marketplace. this comes as aaa estimates nearly 50 million people will be driving over the next few days. likely facing the highest prices at the pump in eight years. as the president indicating we are indeed facing an energy crisis? or is he doing this to help his plummeting poll numbers. let's bring in fox business larry kudlow. always great to see you. i want to note for the record we
put the numbers on the screen. the national average. $5.60 out the door. we talk about 50 million barrels being released. that's in essence into a half day supplies for the united states. it's clearly not the remedy. so what's at play here? >> there is no simple solution to this. supply and demand. demand is high because the economy reopened, actually reopened a year ago but whatever. it's been open all year and it's doing very well and it's growing at six or 7%. fourth-quarter could be 8% for all we know. now, the trouble is that i american companies drill and produce. we are 2 million barrel short of where we were prepandemic. 13 million barrels a day. number one energy producer in the world, we were independent and we were into swing producer. that dropped to 11 million
during the pandemic and it has not rebounded. it's barely popped back out. the administration has made it very clear that they don't want us to drill. they are pushing for renewable energy at the expense of every other source of fossil fuel. you can't do that. so we are getting killed. they have gone to saudi arabia and blamed the saudis, the russians. they've blamed gas stations for price gouging. now they only play themselves. the strategic petroleum reserve move will probably wind up making prices go back up in a short period of time in ozaukee to sandra, who was an old commodities gal, from chicago. the price of oil is up $2 today. almost $79 a barrel. >> sandra: trace just telling us out the door is $5.60 a gallon. that's nuts. i was in the national average is lower than that but it is still
up significantly. larry, you've been saying senator manchin is getting it right. today's release is an important policy band-aid for rising gas prices but does not flow for the self-inflicted wound that shortsighted energy policy is having on our nation. the democrats have continued to call on president biden to responsibly increase energy production here at home. you point out the commodity markets. this is not refined gasoline. we are going to have to have the capacity to turn this into gasoline. >> i haven't looked but that's an important point. in some sense, the medium term, the long run. the world price of crude will dictate the price of gasoline. it's a very close relationship. the solution is not the
strategic petroleum reserve. the solution is not to kill the keystone pipeline, not to kill and water, not to kill the reservoir. >> sandra: increase production. >> drill, drill, drill. when i was younger man on another network on a different show and oil got to the price in 2008, i would open every show. drill, drill, drill. frack, frack, frack. >> sandra: that rhymes with "kill the bill." [laughs] >> save america until the bill. >> trace: i want to jump in to the conversation. what do you think this does to the relationship with opec? is this kind of a salvo across the bow? does opec respond boldly and may be push oil backup to 80, 80 plus bucks a barrel? >> i don't know. that's an interesting question. their relations with saudi arabia aren't very good to begin with.
their whole approach to the abraham accords which brought the gulf states close to israel finally, that was done by the trump administration. they have always been very ambiguous about it, the bidens. and the bidens in the beginning tilted towards iran instead of israel or the gulf states are the abraham acquired. so it's a tenuous relationship to the -- below, the key point, we don't have to beg saudis or opec or russia. we don't. just drill and produce. we should put 2 million barrels a day back on the market. i guarantee you oil prices will fall at least 15 bucks and gasoline prices -- >> sandra: it actually that simple. >> the supply curves appeal to you on this. supply curves and demand curves are not ideological.
you either get it or you don't. >> sandra: it shouldn't be politics and economics. put the full screen up, rising energy costs. it's a huge concern. for the average american family, you're going to have your home heating bills up 43% this winter. natural gas prices up 30%. that's the huge problem for families that are already paying more for everything. >> anybody who thinks we can abolish fossil fuels in ten years, as they are saying, is on a fool's errand. the people that will pay for it are americans, middle-class. >> sandra: larry is live at 4:00 on the fox business network and will be watching. new york city appears ready to make a move so far to the left mayor bill de blasio says it goes too far. de blasio? opening up ballot boxes in the city so that non-u.s. citizens can get to vote. charlie hurt, can you imagine what he has to say. >> trace: the christmas parade disaster in waukesha is raising
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was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the full statement. being informed of the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head. they are mourning the loss of their son and hope the findings bring closure to both families. stevie wonder brings up questions, what did chris and roberta know. they knew their son was out there for a couple days and they went and got the car, did they know we had a gun? do they know he was intent on doing harm to himself? did they know what happened to gabby petito before the sun went out to that reserve? a lot of questions and a lot of it will come on the parents to find out exactly what they knew about the death of gabby petito prior to their son walking off into the preserve for days. >> sandra: takes you back to the many days we covered the story. brian laundrie was 23 years old. he was sought in gabby petito's
disappearance and death. when they discovered his skeletal remains in the 25,000-acre preserve, the carlton reserving his parents home in north florida. that was october 21st. we covered this live, the tent that was put up after they found his remains as they investigated, trying to learn anything about how he died. young couple. gabby petito was 22 years old, long island native. she went missing in the search was on for brian laundrie who was at his parents house and somehow managed to get away. >> trace: at his parents house and remember he drove back gabby petito's van, the van that they were in for months. documented their entire trip on instagram. when brian laundrie came back to florida, he was in gabby petito's van. the first question you think the first natural question is where is gabby? you've got her van and you've
driven across the country. where is gabby? brian laundrie sister, she also saw her brother on two separate occasions and says she never one time ever mention to him or ask him, where is gabby? you've got her van. her van is parked at mom and dad's house. where is gabby and all of this and she said it never came up which again a lot of critics believe is hard to believe, considering they were together, inseparable for a long time and there was a history of violence. they had that altercation that police showed up to during their time in moab in the west. gabby petito was clearly distraught after that encounter. there's reasoning that may be these two, there was some time of -- some kind of physical altercation that may have been a regularity over the years.
high school sweethearts who became boyfriend-girlfriend afterwards and decided to make this trip through the west into a lot of the national parks and in doing so, only one of them came back to florida. >> sandra: suspect in the death of long island native gabby petito. the family lawyer has confirmed. that's the breaking news. phil keating will join us in a few short moments on that, as word just came in from the family attorney is both families continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones. >> trace: continuing breaking new coverage. new york city moving to allow 800,000 immigrants were not u.s. citizens or legal residents to vote in local elections. the city council is expected to approve the legislation in a matter of weeks, greatly expanding the city's voter rolls. charlie hurt's opinion editor for "the washington times." he's also fox news contributor. charlie, great to see you. even in new york.
deep blue new york, this is taken about two years to push it across the finish line which is saying that because a lot of democrats are skeptical, even the mayor, bill de blasio, not sure if it's legal. >> i think you put your finger on what to me is the most interesting thing about all this. while all of this is very purposeful, major, well-thought-out designs, democrat leaders across the country. when you take these issues to regular democrat voters across the country who care about things other than just democrat power, these things are not as popular, as you point out, voters are very, very skeptical of these things. i do think that this effort is clear -- it shows just how clearly democrat politicians are -- this whole debate about illegal immigration and illegal immigration and the effort to legalize people who are here
illegally, it's not about equity. it's not about justice. it's not about diversity. it's all about cementing or expanding democrats political power. in this case, new york city but also in washington, d.c. it's all about political power. it's not about justice. >> it's about results. this is from the bill. "nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to confer upon municipal voters the right to vote for any state or federal office or on any state or federal ballot question." in blue state america, this is where it's going. it's going to municipalities. it's going to get bigger and as the states get bluer because of the local elections, that's where this whole thing is headed. >> without a doubt, i think new york and some of the cities in california, they are test cases. they can try these things out. co they go over.
convince their own voters to go along with it. go thing that's important to remember, for the democrat party, democrat leaders talk about the importance, the sanctity of the vote, the importance of election integrity and allowing those, when you add votes that are not supposed to count, that's the same as preventing somebody from voting. so they are doing exactly what it is they claim to be against. when they talk about voter integrity and making sure that no one is prevented from voting. they are doing more damage than any republican that i know of today. >> trace: you touched on a good point. talking about the crisis of the border and you look at what happens. if you walk across the border illegally and you end up in california, you are now in a sanctuary state. you're safe. and then you have benefits added
on top of that. the question becomes when you look at all that and 30 days later is a possibility you could vote in local elections? i mean, does anybody think that anybody is going to go through the proper channels to become a legal american citizen when you don't need to? >> yeah. no. the other fairness of this, to all those millions of people around the world who want to come to the united states of america, who want to become americans only want to do it legally, the unfairness of this to those people is just stunning. it really it sort of turns the american dream into a nightmare when the first thing that those people, their first sort of exposure to try to come to america is the unfairness of all of it. here's the other thing. when you set up these incentives to force people or to lure people to make the dangerous journey across the border and come here illegally, you're not
helping anyone. quite the opposite. you're destroying lives. you're creating an economy of slavery and far worse things. it's all done by these incentives by people who claim to care about these people and claim to care about americans and they don't. >> trace: i've been covering the border for 35 years, my first job in television without the border. the same issues now as were their 35 years ago. anybody who thinks they are doing these people a favor by letting them make that journey should go down there and walk along with them and find out what happens along the way. charlie hurt, always good to see you. thank you. >> great to see you, trace. >> sandra: brand-new details justin on how brian laundrie died. information on his autopsy report, brand-new details coming up next. >> trace: the senate is set to take up president biden social spending plan but will the democrats lose some key items in the bill in the process? congressman byron donalds will join us on that next.
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b1 breaking news, the attorney for the family of brian laundrie has confirmed to fox news that brian laundrie did die of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. you'll recall laundrie went into the preserve in florida never came back. his parents went and got his car and drove it out. his body was found a little over month ago, october 20. now we know it was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. let's bring in senior correspondent phil keating. he's been covering this story from the very beginning. >> hey, trace. suicide is basically what everybody expected in this case, after all, gabby petito's parents reported her missing on saturday, september 11. two days later, down in north port, florida, that's when the laundrie parents, the parents of brian laundrie, say he went off to the preserve to go on a hike and never did
return. his remains were never found inside the preserve until five weeks later and pretty much all that was left were bones because nobody had been decomposing. there's a whole lot of wildlife there. the heat on the rain. the original autopsy was done by the sarasota county medical examiner but they were unable to determine the cause of death. it has been reported that only a partial skull had been found so they took all of his remains and shipped them out to a forensic anthropologist. these are the results that we now have today. but in fact it was self-inflicted gunshot wound, death by suicide. the attorney for the parents of brian laundrie no hope everybody can maybe get some closure. everybody meaning both sets of parents. >> trace: phil keating live with breaking news for us.
thank you. >> sandra: president biden expected to sell's massive social funding plan during a speech happening in a few minutes from now. he's expected to speak at 2:00 eastern time. house democrats urge their senate colleagues to the cathedral rule to pass the president's plan, pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants included. congressman byron donalds serves on the house budget committee. congressman, great to see you. >> good to see you. >> sandra: he's going to pick his big spending plan here in just a few moments from now. what do you think happens with this? do you think there's going to be enough democrats that stand up? >> i think there will be. i think there's going to be some great provisions in this plan that really don't even work together. at the same time when they are trying to electrify the federal fleet, you're putting billions of dollars in the green new deal and renewable energy with the vast majority of our country is powered is with coal and natural gas. why would you take away: natural gas when you're adding all
electric vehicles into the federal fleet. that doesn't even make any sense. you have to have provisions like that. the child tax credit, it what it's going to lead to, it's going to continue to make it harder for small business owners to get employees in the door. we already have an employment and labor crisis in the united states which is leading to inflation. so with joe manchin, kyrsten sinema and in some other democrats, they've got to get the bill under control. >> sandra: interesting way that you that they are. this is a house democrats letter urging the senate to ignore the parliamentarian. the role of the parliamentarian is an advisory one and the parliamentarian opinion is not binding. one need look no further than the previous scores for the same proposal to know that providing a pathway to citizenship would have massive budgetary impact. explain your side of that. >> the reality is the senate parliamentarian already ruled
that they couldn't do this and this bill. they can't do it through budget reconciliation. number two, if you're going to now create a pathway to citizenship giving green cards to people who are in the country illegally, you're only going to exacerbate more illegal immigration. that's not going to tell the coyotes not to bring less people. it's going to tell them to bring more people which puts more burden on our schools, our local hospitals, and on the welfare state and on federal bureaucracy is trying to how the sun care of people in the country illegally. we shouldn't be doing it. it should be part of budget reconciliation. the senate parliamentarian is right. >> sandra: there seems to be a lot of division within the democratic party. this is rashida tlaib, bemoaning what she describes as corporate dents in this interview with an activists jonathan swan. >> i'm fearful groups are going to guide this agenda, the people that are going to continue to profit off human suffering.
those two and i think there are some others that have issues with the prescription drug negotiations. >> sandra: congressman, you're naming names. she's naming names. where does this go is the president is about to speak? >> frankly i think what you're going to see if you're going to have infighting in the democrat party in the senate about which way the rain to go because of joe manchin and kyrsten sinema get their way, do bernie sanders and elizabeth warren go along if they're going to be listening to rashida tlaib on economic and political advice, they're going to continue to lose like they lost in new jersey, almost lost to new jersey, excuse me. and like they lost in virginia. >> sandra: doesn't seem like any lessons learned. congressman, good to see you. thank you. >> trace: growing calls for the u.s. to boycott the beijing winter olympics as critics search for the truth about the whereabouts of a chinese tennis player who spoke out against a prominent chinese party
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>> trace: growing calls for the u.s. to boycott they winter olympics in beijing after chinese tennis player went missing and then reappeared after accusing a senior communist party official of sexual assault. benjamin hall live in washington with the latest on this. benjamin. >> in the calls for a boycott that keep growing, the whereabouts of the tennis star peng shuai remain a mystery. there are images of her at a restaurant over the weekend and she had a call with the ioc in which she claimed to be safe. most people believe those were staged, coerced, and a slender calls for a tougher response. >> if the chinese communist party will take its own athletes and disappear them and marked them out in hostage videos like this, will they do to our athletes? this is a regime that's committing against its own people. we should not be doing anything to celebrate or owner china with these olympics games. >> another star tweeting "it's time for most to wake up >> .
all the gold medals in the world aren't worth selling your morals, values and principles." peng shuai had accused a member of the party of sexual assault. the chinese ministry said people should stop politicizing the issue. senator blackburn has suggested that instead of the olympics there should be a freedom games here in the u.s. senator cruz has gone a different direction saying athletes should go to china and beat the commies. >> trace: benjamin hall, thank you. a quick note. martha has in his canter, the nba player, she will have him on "the story." >> sandra: will be watching for that as we approach the top of the hour, waukesha christmas parade suspect set to appear in court this afternoon. local district attorney under fire for allowing darrell brooks to post an incredibly low bail
>> sandra: we begin a brand-new hour with once in a generation inflation. days until thanksgiving, it's more likely to bolster budget, not your belt. president biden is about a skipped town for his own holiday feast but not before laying out his plans, the sky-high costs were all feeling. he will deliver remarks a couple moments from now. good afternoon, everyone. tuesday before thanksgiving. i'm sandra smith. >> trace: hello again. hello, everybody. i am trace gallagher in for john roberts. president trying to reassure
americans things are way better than last year but increasing inflation, a supply chain crisis, and skyrocketing gas prices are all threatening the holiday season and taking the president's approval. >> sandra: tomorrow being one of the busiest days of the year on the nation's roads, the white house as president beidler release more petroleum to drive down gas prices that critics including democrat joe manchin says it's nothing me than a band-aid to fix the problem. we'll see how he defends that moving moments when he began speaking of the top of the hour. we should hear from him shortly. first this. fox news alert. some news we just brought to you a moment ago. strangulation, aggravated battery, drug possession, resisting arrest, domestic abuse, suffocation, carrying a concealed weapon. at some of those crimes on darrell brooks' rap sheet. none of those stopping him from walking free from jail for less than the cost of an iphone.
>> trace: $1,000 bail was altered frame to be freed. days later he used his suv as a deadly weapon, ripping apart families and shattering the town just trying to celebrate christmas. the initial shock giving way to outrage with the tension turning to milwaukee county's district attorney. his office set the $1,000 bail. he faces questions about whether the progressive policies he championed are leading to more dangerous streets. >> sandra: coming up we will have fox team coverage from waukesha and what it means nationwide as the progressive push spreads. gillian turner with the plan to shut prisons. jerry baker is making a case the disregard for laws goes all the way to the top in president biden. matt finn is on the ground in waukesha. the community attempting to heal. we have new video of the suspect
on that terrible night. >> will show you that video in a moment. here at the waukesha county courthouse, we expect 39-year-old darrell brooks to make his first appearance in this criminal case at 4:00 p.m. legal time. we are told the camera will be inside the courtroom and it will be live streamed. kenosha police say they are seeking five first-degree murder charges after he plowed his suv through the parade on sunday killing five people. that includes virginia sorenson, 79 years old, leanne olen, tamara durand, jane kulich, wilhem hospel. brooks told a homeowner that he needed to use his phone to call for a ride. brooks claimed he was homeless and rider made him a sandwich. rider said he was unaware of the mass casualty event because brooks was using his phone and
that's when police seized. neighbors are outraged to learn but brooks was released over and over on violent crimes. days ago brooks was released on $1,000 bond after he allegedly tried to run over the mother of his child. >> there was no way when he should've have ever been out on the street. it was over and over and over that he kept getting let go. able to repeat lots of crimes, not only this one. >> that man says he was at the parade on sunday and tried to assist and we will be here at the courthouse throughout the day. we'll keep you updated on the latest developments in this case. >> sandra: matt finn live in waukesha for us. >> trace: as we see the deadly consequences of bail reform in waukesha, progressives are pushing for changes to the criminal justice system ranging from ideas like easing up on bail to abolishing federal prisons altogether.
gillian turner continues our team coverage live in washington. good afternoon. >> group of democratic house members advocating for brand-new criminal justice reform measures including a push to shut all federal prisons within a decade. this coming less than 48 hours after police took arrow brooks jr. into custody sunday after he allegedly mowed down dozens of parade goers and killed by people. now we presented a alexandria ocasio-cortez two other new york reps say they are concerned that excessive bail is creating "a humanitarian crisis in new york city's jail system. they're also claiming conditions in new york jails violated civil rights. aoc tweeting "more than 75% of individuals in custody haven't been convicted of crime and are confined in an unsafe simply because they can't afford cash bail." those numbers are claiming 14 people so far have died this year while in new york city
police custody. on sunday represented rashida tlaib told activists she supports the proposal that would close all federal prisons, period. take a listen. speak i think everyone is like oh, my god, we're going to release everybody. did you see how many people who are mentally ill in prison right now? >> it says release everyone. >> in ten years. >> it does release everyone. >> within ten years. honestly there's a process of looking at how can we get away from mass incarceration and move towards care. >> these comments, after we found out that brooklyn, the suspect in sunday's tragedy in wisconsin was out on $1,000 bai. >> trace: gillian turner, thank you. >> sandra: "wall street journal" op-ed making the case that progressives are not only easing upon criminals but also that the left is attacking the very
foundation of america's constitutional law. the column cites the left's reaction to the kyle rittenhouse trail saying you chose due process is under attack by democrats. it goes all the way to the top, the oval office. "wall street journal" editor at large jerry baker writes that in the minds of the left "the so-called presumption of innocence, due process, trial by jury, proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, et cetera are not the bedrock legal protections. when they find the defendant unsympathetic, they are inconveniences." jerry baker joins us. great to have you. you sort of do a deep dive. tell me if i get this right. you're making the case that due process is a basic american right. most sites are acknowledging that, including the left, except when the defendant to someone you disagree with. >> yeah, absolutely. thanks for having me on. that's right, due process is actually the mental to law in
this country. english laws what it derives from. fair trial, criminal cases being judged by their peers, presumption of innocence, those things are essential to a country that respects human rights, respects citizens' rights. sometimes it doesn't work. we know that. sometimes people don't get justice. sometimes juries come back with the wrong vertex but nobody attacks the system because we accept it. it fits in with what you've been hearing about and what rashida tlaib is trying to do. the democratic prosecutors reducing bail to a ridiculously low level. you get things like this atrocity in waukesha over the weekend. it fits in with this general approach that they don't believe in these fundamental citizens rights. they believe in social justice.
it's alarming because it represented a real undermining of the basic constitutional rights this country was built on. >> trace: you talk about jerry nadler in your piece and i want read his tweet because it's somewhat baffling. he says "this heartbreaking verdict is a miscarriage of justice in such a dangerous precedent which justifies federal review by doj. justice cannot tolerate armed persons crossing straight lines looking for trouble while people engage in first amendment protected protests." he's not chairman of ways and means. he's chairman of the judiciary committee and he's talking about doj meddling in double jeopardy. >> it speaks to the level of ignorance that nadler brings to this and many other issues he comments on. it's another example of the democrats willingness, eagerness and it came from the president of the united states.
the president himself said he was angry and concerned with the rittenhouse verdict. democrats are trying essentially to undermine the very principles that we have. double jeopardy is another one. kyle rittenhouse, anybody who watched that trial and listened to the witnesses and the evidence, knows very well the jury reached a perfectly sound verdict. he was acting in self-defense. they don't like that, the democrats. they don't like the idea people acting in self-defense. what do they do? they find a way to attack him. get the justice department to investigate whether some of the civil rights were abused. the victims of kyle rittenhouse themselves, couple of them had very long criminal records. democrats are fundamentally opposed to these rights that protect americans, protect all citizens from injustice and they want to impose their own kind of
political justice and replace the judicial system we have with their own social political justice. >> sandra: your piece in "the wall street journal" is a remarkable deep diving in the conversations about the politics surrounding this whole situation, the criminal justice system, much-needed conversation. i don't want to mince words because you titled that piece. go back to the d.a., this incredibly low bar, right. for this person, the suspect, to go plow and mow over these innocent parade goers. five of them dead, critical we injured children. 48 injured people. the milwaukee d.a. we will put it on the screen. acknowledging that this could happen and did happen. so going to be an individual that i divert or put into treatment that's going to go out and kill somebody?
you back. guaranteed. it's guaranteed to happen. doesn't invalidate the overall approach. i don't know. you tell me, looking at that. thus the "milwaukee journal sentinel" he conducted, 2007. the d.a. acknowledging it would be worth continuing with the approach, basically he thing inevitably some criminal that he diverted from prosecution would end up committing murder. how are we supposed to be okay with that? >> that's exactly the point. that's my point when democrats are trying to do. we're not interested in individual justice, they're not interested in individual rights, ensuring the people who went to have that happy christmas parade in waukesha on sunday could go about doing what they wanted to do without harm. they don't mention that. they have a larger social justice program, larger social justice ideology. critical race theory. there we've got to allow
terrible things happening in the wider interest of social justice. that's what they are doing. it's a revolutionary ideology which is undermining the very principles of the rule of law, due process, and all the other things that we in this country understand is the cornerstone of our rights and it's dangerous phenomenon. >> sandra: jerry baker, "wall street journal" editor at large. appreciate your time this afternoon. it's a tough one to take in. andy mccarthy joined us earlier, so that presidents have an obligation to uphold due process. it means not commenting just because we want to protect due process going back to the white to premises to implication or remark the president did make looting to that assumption and you go back to jerry baker's point in both cases and it goes all the way to the top in leadershit we are setting in this country and the laws that we are implementing. >> trace: you can see the pendulum start to swing a little bit. you go to san francisco.
the progressive far left daf there, the recall is underway for him. this is a 70% democratic city. 58 to 60% votes against him and they're only 20% republican. there are some concerns about both parties on how these laws are being enforced. >> sandra: absolutely. conversation to be had. >> trace: president biden is set to speak on the economy. americans facing high prices. the biden administration tapping the oil reserves to try to help. >> sandra: tips to save money? skip the turkey this year. wait until you see the words of someone on another network talking about it. the economic panel will weigh in.
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>> sandra: president biden will be speaking to the nation in just a few moments ahead of what will be one of the most expensive thanksgiving meals the american people have ever faced. he says he's tapping into our emergency petroleum reserves to help drive down the price of at least some things. gasoline of course. critics say it will not fix the bigger problem. we are covering this from all angles. our economic panel is here with reaction. aishah hasnie with a report on
high heating costs that we will all pay for. we begin with claudia cowan. she's tracking gas prices in northern california. we just got the two-minute warning from the white house. we may go there shortly but to you first. >> all right. no doubt about it, paying a thorough pump, even at this arco station. $4.49 a gallon is among the cheapest price you'll find everywhere find everywhere in the -- anywhere in the bay area. every pump has been busy all day. according to aaa, the auto club, an estimated 48 million americans hitting the road. let's go to the president. >> sandra: here's president biden speaking live at the white house. >> president biden: cities and towns all across america to celebrate thanksgiving. i want to talk about the economy. the progress we've made on the challenges that remain that we have to face. made historic progress over the last ten months. unemployment is down to the
4.6%. two years faster than everyone expected. when we started, it was over 14%. wages are rising. disposable income is up here. more people are starting small businesses than ever before, and our economy has graded a record 5.6 million jobs since i became president on january 20th. there's a lot we can be proud of any lot we can build on for the future. we still face challenges in our economy. disruptions related to the pandemic have caused challenges in our supply chain which has sparked concern about shortages and contributed to higher prices. moms and dads are worried, asking, will there be enough food we can afford to buy for the holidays? will we be able to get christmas presents to the kids on time? if so, will it cost me an arm and a leg? i told you before that we are going to take action on these problems. that's exactly what we are
doing. it starts with my port action plan. proactive, three-month effort to invest in our ports and relieve bottlenecks. 40% of the goods for example that come into this country on the west coast come through to ports. los angeles and long beach. to help ease the congestion at these ports, i brought together labor and management and asked him to step up and cooperate, to move from operating the ports at 40 hours a week left those ports to 24 was a day, seven days a week. ipo valuable resources to other key ports including savannah, georgia, and on the east coast to help reduce congestion and undo damaged caused by covid. we also met with the ceos of walmart, target, home depot, t.j.maxx, and others. those retailers, large retailers and others agreed to move products more quickly, stock the shelves more quickly, and by the
way, you may have heard the ceo of walmart yesterday on the steps we've taken. he said and i quote "the combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful." he went on to say "all the way through the supply chain, and a lot of innovation because of the actions we've taken, things have begun to change." in the past three weeks, the number of containers sitting on docs blocking movement are down by 33%. shipping prices are down 25%. more goods are moving more quickly and more cheaply out of our ports on to your doorstep and onto store shelves. all of these concerns a few weeks ago, that there would not be ample food available through thanksgiving. so many people talked about that, understandably. families can rest easy. grocery stores are well stocked with everything you need for thanksgiving. the major retailers have
confirmed that their shelves be well stocked in stores this holiday season. moms and dads worried about whether their christmas gifts will be a available. because from everything from bicycles to ice skates. i want to address another challenge. their loan they are more focused on. high gas prices. this is a problem, not just hear the united states and around the world. the price of gasoline has reached record levels recently in europe and asia. in france at the end of the last month, they reached about $7 per gallon. in japan it's about $5.50 per gallon. the highest it's been in years. of course it's always painful when gas prices spike. today the price of gas in america on average is $3.40 a gallon. in california, it's much higher. the impact is real. the fact is we have faced worse before.
just in the last decade, we saw in 2012 when the price of gasoline hit $3.90. we saw in 2014 when he hit $3.69. as recently as 2019 we sought surpassed $3 in many places. the fact is we always get through those spikes but we are going to get through this one as well and hopefully faster. but it doesn't mean we should just stand by idly and wafer prices drop on their own. instead we are taking action. the big part of the reason americans are facing high gas prices is because oil-producing countries and large companies have not ramped up the supply of oil quickly enough to meet the demand. the smaller supply means higher prices globally, globally for oil. to address these issues, i got on the phone with leaders from other countries grappling with this challenge to try to find
ways to lower oil prices and ultimately the price you pay at the pump. today i'm announcing some of the largest ever release from the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve to help provide the supply we need as we recover from this pandemic. in addition, i brought together other nations to contribute to the solution. india, japan, republic of korea and the united kingdom have agreed to release additional oil from their reserves. china may do more as well. this coordinated action will help us deal with the lack of supply which in turn helps ease prices. the bottom line, we are launching a major effort to moderate the price of oil. an effort that will span the globe and ultimately reach your corner gas station, god willing. i have worked hard these past few weeks in calls and meetings with foreign leaders, policymakers to put together the building blocks for today's global announcement. while our combined action will
not solve the problem of high gas prices overnight, it will make a difference and it will take time but before long you should see the price of gas trap where you fill up your tank. in the longer-term, we will reduce our reliance on oil as we shift to clean energy. right now i will do what needs to be done to reduce the price you pay at the pump. from the middle class and working families that are spending much too much and it's strain. you're the reason i was sent here, to look out for you. there's another issue that we will be addressing as well because the fact is the price of oil was already dropping prior to this announcement and many suggesting in anticipation of the announcement. the price of gasoline on the wholesale market is followed by about 10% over the last few weeks. the price at the pump hasn't budged a penny. in other words, gas supply companies are paying less, and
making a lot more. they do not seem to be passing onto the consumers at the pump. in fact it's the gap between wholesale and retail gas prices, if it was aligned with past averages, americans would be paying at least $0.25 less per gallon right now. instead, companies are pocketing the difference as profit. that's on except bold. and that's i've asked the federal trade commission to consider whether potentially illegal and anticompetitive behavior in the oil and gas industry is causing higher prices for consumers. so we can assure the american people are paying a fair price for the gasoline. i also want to briefly address one myth about inflated gas prices. they are not due to environmental measures. my effort to combat climate change is not raising the price of gas or increasing its availability. what it's doing is increasing the availability of jobs.
jobs building electric cars like the one i drove in detroit last week. the hundreds of thousands of folks who bought one of those electric cars, they are going to save $800 to $1,000 in fuel costs and we're going to put those savings within reach of more americans and create jobs installing solar panels, batteries, electric key pumps, jobs making those clean power generating devices. by the way, deploying these technologies for each home where they are installed is going to say folks hundreds of dollars in energy costs every year. let's do that. let's meet climate change. more extensive innovation and opportunities. we can make our economy and consumers less vulnerable to these sorts of price spikes when we do that. finally even as we meet to work out this challenge, it's important to maintain perspective. about where our economy stands today.
the fact is america has a lot to be proud of. we are experiencing the strongest economic recovery in the world. even after accounting for inflation, our economy is bigger and our families have more money in their pockets and related before the pandemic. america is the only major economy in the world that can say that. it's a testament to the written determination of the american people. as well as our unique approach to this recovery and our focus on rebuilding the economy from the bottom up in the middle out, not top-down. where the only leading the economy in a world where household income in the economy as a whole are stronger than they were before the pandemic hit. let me close with this. this thanksgiving, we have so much to be grateful for. vaccines are you effective, safe, and free. providing new treatments and hope we can bring an end to the worst tragedies of this crisis.
record job growth. the strongest recovery in the world. most of all the chance to be together again with the people we love on thanksgiving. as you gather together with your family this thanksgiving, i want you to know how grateful i am to serve as your president. i promise you i'll never stop working to address your family's needs and together we are going to confront challenges that we face and will face them honestly. that will keep building this economy around hardworking folks who built this country. happy thanksgiving and god bless you and may god protect our troops. i am heading to a food kitchen to serve meals right now. thank you for your time and effort. [reporter shouting questions] >> sandra: we are waiting to see if the president answers any of those questions. he did not. quite a remarkable moment from
the white house after the president made a very controversial decision to release oil from the strategic petroleum reserves to bring down gas prices. he would not promise those gas prices would come down overnight but he promised that it will eventually make a difference. he went to talk about how oil prices he believes have come down in anticipation of his announcement. and then said that they are skeptical that gas prices are not coming down as fast to match it. then placed blame on corporations for inflation and said that they are looking at what they think could be illegal or anticompetitive activities or environment with the gasoline companies. they are not seeing the prices come down as fast. i believe that's the speculators argument. they are not relying on supply and demand in the energy market. other suspecting that there is something else at play. stephen >> trace: the gouging
argument. >> sandra: i just asked larry kudlow this question, you release oil from the strategic petroleum reserves, it's not refined gasoline. that oil has to -- we have to take the oil and refine it into gasoline before it gets into your car and the question has to be asked and hopefully the white house to do this, do we have the capacity to refine the oil into gasoline and how quickly do we have the ability to do that? that could obviously be at play here as well. >> trace: for the record, 50 million barrels is what he is releasing from the reserves. 20 million barrels a day is what the united states goes through self what they are planning to release by mid-december is about two and a half days worth of fuel for the united states. that's kind of where we stand. that's a drop in the bucket. >> sandra: if i could go to one other thing. it's remarkable when you consider the unbelievable energy environment that we have moved recently seen in this country becoming energy independent and
that econ panel will take it up in the second. i will go to the present. he said they have not, referencing other oil-producing country's, they have not ramped up supplies quickly enough to address the higher global price situation. he said we are paying more because of the higher global oil prices. trace, we were in a much different position just several months ago as far as our ability to produce oil in this country. a lot has changed, including the cancellation of the keystone xl pipeline project. >> trace: and canceling leases for drilling. you're exactly right, the panel is coming up. let's bring in congressional correspondent aishah hasnie reporting on the high heating costs this winter. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. the president has to respond and come out and say something because he's hearing from lawmakers who are hearing from their constituents, lawmakers are home and they are getting a near full from the people who
voted for them, even their own families. take a look at why they are getting so many complaints. the energy information predicted home heating oil bills were going to come up by 43%. natural gas, 30%. electricity up 6% from just one year ago. democrats and republicans alike, very worried about all this. senator susan collins and jack reed sent a letter to the president urging him to release funding from the weatherization assistance program as federal funding to help families with home heating bills. as republicans worn this is only going to get worse as it gets colder. >> what does that do to a senior that struggling on a $1200 social security check. not only are there food costs going to go up this thanksgiving but again, their ability to keep warm. >> we have been talking about
gas prices, aaa says the average price of unleaded at the pump, a dollar and $0.29 higher than this time last year. the president is you heard finally releasing 50 million barrels of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve. lawmakers on both sides they say it's too little, too late. senate energy ranking member senator john barrasso calling the move desperate while senator joe manchin nothing it is an important policy band-aid for rising gas prices that does not solve for the self-inflicted wound that shortsighted energy policy is having on our nation. he's calling on the president to reverse the course on the keystone xl pipeline, harsh words from the senator. >> trace: is worth noting that gas outside the back door is $5.60 a gallon. thank you. >> sandra: let's bring the
panel. robert wolf, former obama economic advisor. former trump economic advisor. steve, robert, who wants to have at it first questioning >> i am frustrated. i worked for donald trump in one of our aims, i used it to tell president trump that we could be energy independent if we produced all of our energy. oil, gas, nuclear power, let's use it all and become an energy independent country and trump used to say i want to be energy dominant and we were on the road to do that. it makes no sense in production. you look at with happening. if the current price were losing about a hundred $70 million a day. one last quick point, when he talks about these other countries that aren't producing enough oil, he is talking. the saudis in the countries that have been doing this for 40
years. profit maximizers. they blessed america of money. we were independent of opec and now we have to depend on them again. i don't understand the logic. >> trace: the concept of gas and the present complaint his fingers at opec, the big oil companies and say that they are gouging people but i'll tell you. there is a visceral feeling when you drive to work and you drive by gas stations. it's one of those things where the american people which is why the president came out here and pointing fingers at others is really not the solution and a lot of people's minds. your thoughts. >> yeah. i'm not here to point fingers. i'm here to tell facts. one, not surprising that gas prices are up. we have been predicting that for many, many months. i have been on the show for six months saying that. you have a huge transformation of the number of people driving since post-pandemic.
we are driving hundreds and hundreds of thousands more miles a day then we drove just six months ago. number two, we have already said there is inflation. there is inflation around the globe. it's not just a u.s. thing. 25% inflation in china. 25% inflation in the u.k. so we should not be surprised. on the other side, does that mean that every day americans are getting hurt at the gas pump, food prices, absolutely. this was not not predictable. this is what we've been talking about for months. i was very clear multiple times i never thought this was transitory. on the positive side, the progress we're making on wages going up, unemployment going down, job gains. we have a lot of good things going. there's no question -- >> sandra: no one is taken away from that but robert, you have to admit these high prices hurt the average american family. you look at the president.
>> in a post-pandemic world, this was going to happen. didn't think the supply chains were going to be normal when manufacturing and trade was close to. >> sandra: did you support the release of the strategic petroleum reserves? >> optically it was a good thing. it helps when working with japan and india and korea. i don't think it's going to make a big difference overnight. i think it could make a big difference over time. the other side of the equation. we should be looking to see if there is collusion at the gas pumps. >> sandra: all right, let steve respond. >> i do support driving down oil from the strategic petroleum reserve because the prices are high and it could bring the price of gasoline down by five or $0.10 a gallon. joe manchin had it right. this is a band-aid on a cancer patient when we see what's happening with our energy
policy. this is not -- this shortage of energy is not due to some kind of act of nature. space because of -- it's because of political decisions. the president was in england saying that he wants the united states to use no more oil and gas. they want to kill this industry. you've seen a reduction in the supply at a time when we should be producing more precisely because the prices higher. i don't understand the logic of this. why don't we just have a policy i'm just saying we're going to use everything we've got so we have sufficient energy so we can run our company so people have low gas prices so we can heat our homes. i really do worry we're going to see supply disruptions this winter in many of these midwestern states because not only are they not producing oil, there shutting down pipelines. not just keystone xl. there's two or three in the midwest that are crucial to bring natural gas to people's
homes that the epa is challenging and they want to shut these pipelines down. this is craziness. >> we have got to go. i want to say quickly. steve makes a good point. the president keeps saying these things, he said the border is secure. afghanistan was a success. now saying that the economy is going gangbusters and people are skeptical for a reason. >> i will reply to steve. i'm happy to reply to that. first of all, i am glad steve is with the all in energy approach. let's recall that president obama supported the all in energy approach. i'm glad steve is taking from the playbook. >> sandra: all right, all right, all right. make your point. >> you did not cut steve off. let me finish. with xl, we should be clear that santerre energy. the one who was the first to get the xl pipeline was the
republican governor of oklahoma who didn't want that type of dirty -- >> trace: they fixed that problem. >> they fixed that problem. >> this was a republican situation that they did not want from inception. >> trace: that's a conversation for another day. i will tell you, and we will have it. we will leave with this, but i think a lot of people heard from the president was in the meantime while we figure out why your oil and gas prices are high, not acknowledging any policy change on behalf of this administration. we plan to lessen our dependence on fossil fuels, oil and gasoline and other energies and shift to a green energy which brings up that question that i brought up to you many times. de facto legislation. is this the right way to go about his push for green energy? >> we need to transition to renewable. it's not going to happen overnight. i'm fully supportive of an all in energy approach but we should
make it clear. speak to innovate our way out of it. don't spend our way out of it. >> available for the private sector to drill and they are not doing it. we have a lot of leases available. >> sandra: good conversation for thanksgiving tables everywhere. >> trace: you think you need to be a u.s. citizen to vote? do not miss this next segment. nyquil severe gives you powerful relief for your worst cold and flu symptoms, on sunday night and every night. nyquil severe. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, best sleep with a cold, medicine. as someone who resembles someone else, i appreciate that liberty mutual knows everyone's unique. that's why they customize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. oh, yeah. that's the spot. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪ [engine humming]
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>> sandra: new york may allow more than a 30,000 people were not american citizens the right to vote in local elections. david lee miller is live in new york city. >> this legislation has been on the drawing board since about 2013 and now some new york city lawmakers get their way, more than 800,000 residents, although not citizens of new york city will be allowed to vote in local elections. new york city's mayor bill de blasio who was expressed doubts about the legalities that he would veto it. if he did, there's still enough votes to make a law. critics say that the bill undermines the importance of u.s. citizenship. the hour city, our vote bill as it's called said that anyone who's lived in the city for 30 days and as a green card can
cost about -- cast a ballot. the bill's passage would make new york the largest city in the country to allow noncitizens to vote. about 12 other municipality's have passed similar loss. the majority of new york's foreign-born residents come from the dominican republic, china and mexico. this afternoon a few dozen supporters of the legislation rallied outside city hall. >> the people that are taking care of our meals, driving the car as we get into, making sure we keep our city clean, they deserve a voice at the ballot box. that's exactly what this is going to do. >> the proposed legislation comes as a record number of events are trying to enter the u.s. some opponents of the proposed bill safes it diminishes the incentive for pursuing citizenship and gives immigrants undeserving say in local issues. >> this bill allows people who have lived here for a total of 30 days, literally a month, to weigh in on the seas elections,
the future of new york city, the amount of debt we leverage, the amount of spending, the amount of taxing. these are people who live here for literally a month. >> the councilman says he would like a referendum. the city council is expected to vote early next month on this legislation. it has the support of the incoming mayor eric adams. >> trace: david lee miller. thank you. millions of americans travel, there's confusion over what it means to be fully vaccinated against covid. it may depend on where you live and where you're going. states setting their own guidelines on boosters. white house correspondent jacqui heinrich tracking the debate from nantucket where president biden lands in a few hours. >> hey, trace. despite boosters being available and recommended for all vaccinated people, right now the cdc does not require a booster to be considered fully vaccinated. but that could change. something that the white house
is tracking. dr. anthony fauci said over the weekend data is going to determine when all that might happen. >> we are going to take a look at what the durability is of the booster and where way to follow people who get boosted. we don't know right now, you have to be perfectly transparent and honest, we're going to be doing the best we can to keep the american public optimally protected. >> some states are taking it a step further. the connecticut governor ned lamont said we are 11 months into the vaccination program. in my view if you are vaccinated more than six months ago, you are fully vaccinated. the new mexico governor also said that the definition of fully vaccinated should include booster shots. it doesn't appear that those states are doing any sort of different enforcement, the ruling guidance still does come from the cdc. fully vaccinated means two shots of pfizer or moderna.
or j&j. two weeks after the receipt of the single dose of the jansen vaccine. the big push from the white house officials and health officials to get people fully vaccinated. back to you, trace. >> trace: live in nantucket. thank you. >> sandra: aware of the circumstances surrounding the suicide of the soul's suspect in gabby petito's murder. this is their statement. they will not be making a statement of this time due to the request of the u.s. attorney's office and the teton county prosecutor's office. the family was asked to not comment and let the fbi continue their investigation and allow the u.s. attorney's office to make a determination on whether any individuals will be charged. when that determination is made, we'll have a statement. this is coming off the revelation that brian laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
that was released from his family attorney a short time ago. >> trace: teton county is out west and that's where the family is waiting on to get more results and they will comment when the time is right. >> sandra: go back to that debate, a lot of people will be talking about this at their dinner tables and we will continue. will be here tomorrow for everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sandra smith. >> trace: "the story" starts right now.
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>> martha: and this is "the story." good afternoon, everybody. it's thanksgiving eve eve. americans are hiding the road, heading to the meals that will cost you 15% more than last year. also at the gas pump, a 52% increase over last year's experience. so the president saying moments ago that this is how to fix the gas prices. watch this. >> today i'm announcing that the largest ever release from the u.s. strategic petroleum reserve to help provide the supply we need as we recover from this paem