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story. thanks, grady. in america's heartland. people in middle america and the midwest know the price of a bushel of corn, wheat. they know it like gasoline by the gallon prices. >> john: my wife went to the grocery store. he said grocery store shelves empty. i got the last jug of milk. looks like we're in a depression. >> sandra: thanks for joining us. i'm sandra smith. >> john: and i'm john roberts. the story with martha starts right now. >> martha: thanks, guys president good afternoon. i'm martha maccallum at fox news head quarters in new york. the president getting a scathing rebuke from mitch mcconnell after president biden said those that oppose his reforms to the election system were like george wallace and bull connor. that did not sit well with senator mcconnell. watch. >> yesterday, he shouted that if you disagree with him, you're
george wallace. george wallace? if you tonight pass the laws he wants, you're bull connor. he compared -- listen to this -- a bipartisan majority of senators to literal traitors. how profoundly unpresidential. look, i've known, liked and personally respected joe biden for many years. i did not recognize the man at the podium yesterday. >> martha: strong words there from senator mcconnell. senators thune and tim scott hear with their reaction. let's begin with senator thune, the number 2 ranking republican. senator, good to have you with us today. i think i'm going to remind everybody, the comments that senator mcconnell was referring
to yesterday from president biden. let's take a look. >> i ask every elected official in america, how do you want to be remembered? do you want to be on the side of dr. king or george wallace? you want to be on the side of john lewis or bull connor? do you want to be on the side of abraham lincoln or jefferson davis? >> martha: comparisons i would assume to senator sinema, senator manchin to jefferson davis and bull connor. how did that sit with you? >> he's attacking his own members. we're not the only ones, republicans, that are opposed to what they're doing here. that is -- it is as senator mcconnell pounded out, unpresidential. joe biden is a better person than that. this was a racially tinged attack and designed nothing more than nothing less than for a
political moment. he's trying to generate energy among their political base over an issue that honestly legislators all across the country decide every year. they're always election laws being considered. the laws being passed by georgia have been mainstream and to suggest that georgia is somehow -- their legislature and their political process down there is racist because of laws that they passed in many cases that make it easier to vote. their laws are more permissive than in new york than where senator schumer is from. this is a manufactured crisis designed to get a political reaction and try to generate political pressure on joe manchin and kirsten sinema who they need to break the rules and destroy the senate and dreadfully harm the country. >> martha: you can imagine what president biden thinks of legislators in delaware and new york as you point out that
have more strict voting rules than the new rule in georgia. i want that to sink in to everybody for a moment here. you've been around politics a long time and announced you're going to run again for your senate seat in 2022 in south dakota. what do you think is at work here? this is joe biden when he was running for president. this is the joe biden that senator mcconnell referred to. watch this. >> i'm running as applaud democrat but i'm going to govern as an american president. i'm going to work as hard for those that don't support me as those that do. this is a moment to put country above party. >> martha: now he's comparing people to bull connor and doing it in a place where stacey wouldn't stand next to him on the podium, a lot of voting rights advocates couldn't be there. what is going on? >> they're at a loss.
nothing else is working. their economic agenda has taken the country in to the ditch. look at inflation, open borders, defund the police movement in our cities. look at national security and the disastrous exit from afghanistan. they're doing anything that they can to distract from the issues. they're playing a card that is dangerous. that is a divisive partisan and polarizing speech yesterday trying to propagandize this issue. it's easier, not harder, to vote in america today than ever before. the evidence of that is the 2020 election. it was a record turn out. we haven't seen that since 1900. steps being taken in places like georgia with amendments to their election process are normal things that stat legislatures do on a routine basis. as i said, in many cases make it
more permissive, not less. they're desperate right now and acting that way. >> martha: we're looking at images with the president and the vice president as they got off the plane in georgia. there's no indication that this can pass. you just mentioned, 6% of those polled say that voting rights is a top priority for them. 6%. i'm wondering what is going on with the chief of staff in the west wing when they have these discussions and say let's put all of our chips on the table for this because bbb didn't pass. here's chuck schumer that spent 2 1/2 hours with senator manchin and senator sinema trying to pull them across the line. >> we're having a lot of long and intense meetings with senators manchin and sinema who are trying to come to a place where 50 senators can support
two bills and with a change in the rules so we can get the votes to pass these bills in to law. >> martha: what is your read, senator? is there any chance that this passes? >> no. the reason is because sinema and manchin are standing strong against all of this pressure that is being brought on them by the democrats. ney understand that people -- where the people in their states are. they are the few perhaps in the democratic caucus that are listening to what people around the country are saying and what they care about. the democrats have an incredibly left wing radical agenda, partly driven because people like chuck schumer are worried about being primaried in the state of n. and the bernie sanders wing is ascending right now. so this is all about a -- oh this is a calculation to try to energize and activate their political base when they're deflated because their agenda has fallen flat. one of the reasons is because it's so far out of step and out of the mainstream with where the
american people are. this is a left wing radical agenda, which need to be stopped. what they're trying to do because it has been stopped so far in the senate is now blow up the senate, literally blow up the rules so they can pass anything they want with 51 votes. that's why this amount of pressure is brought on those two democratic senators. it's a travesty. it is. this is demagoguery of the worst kind. it's got to stop. this is not the way to unite the country. everything the president said further divided it. he ran as someone that would bring us together and he's doing the opposite with this agenda. >> martha: senator thune, thank you very much. you decided to run again. before i let you go, you've also said that future positions in leadership are one of the
reasons that you decided to run again for the senate in 2022. would you want to replace mitch mcconnell as majority leader if that were in the cards? >> martha, mitch mcconnell is not going anywhere. we have a job to do. i'm trying to help our team succeed, which is stopping this radical left agenda and let the future take care of itself. >> martha: i also assume that you think republicans can retake the senate in 2022. >> i do believe that. i believe it will be a blow-out election based on what democrats are doing today. if we play our cards right and offer an agenda to the american people that talks about the future, not the past and talks about the issues that they care about and not all of this stuff that they're involved with right now, we can have a good year. i'm hopeful for the country's sake i'm hopeful. >> martha: we'll see what happens the next ten months and if they need to shift gears because as you point out, not much is working at the moment. things change quickly in
politics. thanks, senator thune of south dakota. great to see you. thanks for being here today. the administration is facing bipartisan criticism from lawmakers over what's going on with covid. the testing, the empty shelves, all of this. there's been so much money, $5 trillion has gone to covid relief and they're doing everything possible to put us in the best possible position to manage this covid crisis. $73 billion, just a piece of that was allocated on testing in the past two years and preparation for having the tests that we need. joining me now, tim scott of south carolina. he's on the health, labor and pensions committee. great to have you with us, senator. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, martha. good to be with you. >> martha: this is what really makes people wonder when they look at the money, the taxpayer dollars, an agreement on the part of the people of america and congress to say okay, a bad
situation. let's throw $5 trillion at this situation and now they can't find a test. a doctor says i don't have the treatments. sorry. don't have them. what's going on? >> there's no doubt that this administration has mishandled covid and the response to covid. think about this. we started this last year off, this administration, with a $1.9 trillion deal. less than 10% at covid-related health. 1.7 trillion overheating this economy, leading to inflation. that feels like a tax increase. it is a pay cut. those are the results of this administration's mishandling of the economy and the covid challenges. listen to the hearings just yesterday with dr. walensky and dr. fauci. the one thing you walked away with an oxymoron, cdc guidance. it's implausible that we don't
have kid going back to school. we have the chicago's teacher's union mayor calling her relentlessly stupid because she wants kid in the classroom. this is a mishandling of our economy, education and things that parents care about the most. >> martha: if you look what's going on and you follow what is happening in south africa and the u.k., it's not as if this should be a huge surprise. the omicron is quickly transmitting. here's dr. robert redfield talking about what's going on with the anti-virals. we're the united states of america. we ought to be able to make these things readily available to doctors and people in the early stages so that they don't end up in the hospital. watch this. >> the second thing that is a failure in my view, there needs to be an operation warp speed like mindset to developing
anti-virals. not just two anti-virals from pfizer and merck, but we need a whole portfolio that can begin to put this pandemic back in its place. >> martha: the white house is ramping up orders for them now. what do you think? >> it's late in the game. we had an opportunity to handle this crisis at the beginning. remember, president biden promised us a unified country but look what he's doing with it volunteering. he's dividing it more. more deaths in 2021 than 2020 for covid. we're losing confidence in what he says because what he wants us to do is deny what we see and believe what he says. when you spend trillions of dollars fighting and combatting covid and you can't find tests,
we should start asking ourselves, is it time for change in leadership. that answer is yes. >> martha: i want to ask you about a different topic here. we saw president biden talking about voting rights and legislation that he wants to push through. as you heard me talking about a moment ago with your colleague, senator thune, he basically said that anybody that is not on board with this is equivalent of bull connor or jefferson davis. he talked about getting a rested. this is a reference that he made before during civil rights activity. watch this. >> i did not walk in the shoes of generations of students that walked these grounds. but i walked other grounds. i'm so damn old, i was there as well. you think i'm kidding, man. seems like yesterday the first time i got arrested -- anyway. >> martha: what do you think about that, senator? >> martha, that is disheartening. the importance of the civil
rights movement can never be overstated. the fact that we have a president of these united states looking for a way to get laughs at a rally around lying to people about voting is just hard to digest. as a southerner, i'm offended. i'm insulted that he refuses to recognize the tremendous progress made by americans, not by republicans or democrats, not by black or white folks, by americans coming together to fight for the rights of every single man, woman to vote. how he missed the opportunity to shine the bright light on progress. instead used something that has been proven to be untrue time and time again, his being arrested, it's just offensive to me as a southerner and more importantly it's offensive to me as an american. we fought too hard, too long for the progress that he's denying.
>> martha: just have a couple of quick seconds. i want to ask you one more thing. senator mcconnell said you need -- struck me. you need a drivers license and a vax card to go anywhere today. is it -- does it suppress the vote in this country to ask people to show identify kay? >> unequivocally no. that's the short answer. african americans and hispanics all agree with voter i.d. at the ballot box. i'm giving a speech tomorrow because i'm so offended by what this president has said. we need to address point by point the fallacies of his speech and celebrate the progress of the greatest nation on god's green earth. >> martha: thanks, senator scott. thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> martha: americans finding the shelves are empty. you heard john roberts talking about his wife going to the grocery store awhile ago. it's crazy. i mean, look at this.
now it's hitting washington d.c. and other places. folks are going, oh, yeah, it is happening. soaring inflation, covid side-lined workers, all of that is contributing to the fact that you can't get stuff on the shelves. how long do the ripples of the inflation and the freezing of the labor market for so long, how long does that keep rippling away? david asman is the man to ask and he's here.
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rent 3.3%. the most staggering part is energy costs are up almost 30%. heating your home this january is obviously no picnic. that's going to cost a lot more. fox business anchor david asman joins me now with a look at this. obviously when we get to the white house press briefing, they'll be asking questions about what they're doing to deal with this. >> the president mentioned this. according to him, he says and i'm quoting him here, today's report shows a meaningful reduction in headline inflation. what is he reading? just to say that something is true doesn't make it true. how many times in this administration have we seen that, whether it's involving afghanistan, crime, inflation. you can't say things like that when the inflation -- let's be clear -- it's accelerating. the cpi is 7%. wholesale prices are up almost
10%. 9.6%. wholesale prices are passed on to the retailers and that's what ends up on the shelf. that is a preview of what is to come. kevin hassett from the trump administration says that we're probably in double digit inflation right now. so this thing is accelerating. it's not slowing down as the president just said. that's where we're going to hear from the president. he's going to say the acceleration -- i don't know if the folks in the white house press corps, our folks excluded know better to challenge him on that. if you don't hear anybody in the press corps say mr. president, it's accelerating, it's not slowing down, they're not doing their job. >> martha: you can't tell people it's not happening because they know it is happening. here's my question. i look at his advisers and the people that the president speaks to. he spent a lot of time talking about voting rights, which, you know, he says he feels strongly about. it's a small item on the priority list for people according to the polls. it's 6%.
inflation is over 20% in terms of what people care about. at what point do you say i get it, i know what's going on, we have the fed as one lever that we're going to try to tamp this down. we expect it's around for a while but, you know -- obviously we're going to cut your taxes or something to make up for it, right? there's no -- >> we have to be honest here. i'm not sure that biden has a clear idea what's going on with regard to inflation. somebody else is giving him information that is writing his scripts for him on this. you have to look beyond him. i think people in the white house involved in economic affairs understand that this is not a problem that will go away quickly. this is not a problem that is deaccelerating. it accelerating. they understand it. that's why they're trying to shift the blame, shift the subject to voting rights. unfortunately for them -- >> martha: and they didn't get build back better passed. >> there's so much of this is because of the spending that he's done so far.
he had that first covid bill that was too expensive. >> martha: can't take that back. >> and the transportation bill. many republicans were wrong with going with him on it. it puts more money out there. because of the first covid spending plan, we have the wonderful tests which are -- wait a minute. we didn't get the tests, did why? how many billion? 77 billion or something we spent on the tests? the point is, government programs don't spend money well. there's billions, hundreds of billions of dollars -- >> martha: we send it to the states and we're not sure. it's up to them. >> it didn't begin with biden. a lot of trump stuff is debt that we can't trace as well. the bulk of the problems are on his plate and he's not facing them. >> martha: thanks, david. a new poll shows 54% say the economy is getting worse. that number just came out. >> you're right. >> martha: thanks a lot. all right. coming up, the schools got 130 billion in american taxpayer
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>> martha: the white house is rolling out a plan to give schools $10 billion to get them up to speed in covid testing on top of the $130 billion for the last round. more than 5,000 schools are closed since the start of the new year. so they have missed a lot of days. seven or eight days already. will cain is here. first, mark meredith in washington. hi, mark. >> good afternoon. the new school semester has been off to a rocky start. you can imagine there's a lot of people curious to see what things are looking look going forward. since the start of the pandemic, congress earmarked billions to make sure kids can stay safe at school. now lawmakers are asking where did the money go? the cdc offering up guidance how they believe schools can remain open, but the decision is being made on a local and state level,
not by the feds. the government could clear up confusion. they're sending a letter to miguel cardona. saying it's important for congress and the american people to have a clear understanding of the administration's strategy and a full accounting of how the department of education is using taxpayer funding. we're hearing from a number of parents that tell fox and our affiliates the rules on when to open and when to pivot to remote learning a peer to be changing daily. that has them frustrated and their kids on edge. >> you can see the cdc implement something and you don't see your own school district implement it. it causes great confusion and ultimately it's the kids paying the price for that. >> today the white house announcing they're launching a new effort to help to keep school open by distributing tests. we expect more information from the cdc this week on how students can stay in school even if they have been exposed. that program called "test to
stay." many are eager to keep schools staying open as the pandemic shows no end in sight. >> martha: will cain, host of "fox and friends" weekend and the will cain podcast. i want to show you this "washington post" article. covid's largest sends confusion. test, don't test? isolate five day or not? what do you think, will? >> i think it's true that if led by our administration, the american people are led by fear and confusion. the american people no more fear. they need freedom. much of the country, they turned away from covid and toward freedom. it's weird. we begun to see break through cases of truth in the last i'd
say week. the cdc admits that hospitalization numbers are inflated. the cdc now admits the vaccine doesn't stop transmission. that truth is the only cure to the fear that's been driving our policy. so here's more. omicron is mild. everybody knows this. everybody, by the way, is going to get omicron. it's going to spread through our population and spread as well to our children. the choice that we have is whether or not to shut down or to live. live freely. we don't need more tests. i don't think we need more ventilations and more billions. our kids need to get in school and we need to live. >> martha: there's a division from doctors on that. dr. redfield says yes, we need lots of testing to isolate people that get it. other doctors say what we need is to allow this to go through. it's a milder version. it will impart natural immunity in the people that get it.
you need to help protect the vulnerable. make sure that they're isolating and making sure that they do have people test before they see them. i think you're right. people are starting to do this on their own terms. i think they look at two years and they say, you know, i have a learning curve on this, too. as a human being. i understand more about this than i understood before. carroll marcowitcz uprooted her family. she moved to florida. she said her son had circle time on a rug for the first time since the pandemic began. what do you think,ly? >> bravo for her. she's a friend and excellent columnist. i'm happy for her that she achieved that level of freedom. for the debate between the two doctors, i'd say dr. redfield's mistake in the points i would choose to debate with him is he starts from a false premise that you can stop the spread of
omicron. i don't think you can. i respect his expertise. i'm not a doctor. but i can read the data and see the science. this will run through the population. so testing, isolating, pretending that we can keep certain people from ever acquiring it is somewhat of a fool's error. we should do the same thing we've done since the begening. do our best to protect the vulnerable. we can't sacrifice life in fear of death. that is what we've done. real quick, i'll just note this, you and i know people. this country right now is experiencing a pandemic of positive tests, businesses, schools are being shut down because of positive tests. not because of sickness and hospitalization and certainly not because of death. we don't need more tests, we need more freedom. >> that's what we're seeing. everybody is going to get it eventually. i think people that try to figure out who they got it from, it's like throw your hands up. it's everywhere. contact tracing at this point
is, you know, out the window and doesn't matter. everybody that walks around or does anything will be exposed at some point. thankfully in most cases it will be harmless. good to see you. will cane. >> thank you. >> martha: watch for him on "fox and friends" weekends. the biden administration dumps billions in testing and vaccinations. some doctors say that treatment is what we need to focus on at this stage of the game. to nip covid in the bid and to save people's lives if they do get a serious version of this and are vulnerable. so why the united states of america can people not get their hands on the drugs that exist and are available in other countries? gillian turner reporting live from washington. >> with the fda's recent authorization of two oral anti-virals, paxlovid and merck's treatment, a fight is
brewing. some governors like ron desantis began ordering and existing therapeutics to patients in their states months ago. >> we led the nation in raising awareness and expanding access to mono clonal anti-body treatments, this effort has helped thousands of seniors, keep them out of the hospital and saved many lives. >> but desantis and another they are red state leaders say the government is playing politics with the supply of therapeutics. desantis says the biden administration decided to cut the amount of regeneron mono clonal anti-bodies being sent to florida. last year officials at health and human services stepped in and took over the process of order mono clonal anti-bodies and barred states from doing so endly. the agency saying at the time that it was absolutely notice to make this change to ensure consistent product for all areas
of the country. now the white house's 20 million doses of paxlovid on order for september. public health officials are worried the need in this country is quickly going to surpass that supply. so at stake is which states american willing get access to this limited supply of covid therapeutics. just like the shortages that we experienced with ventilators and masks and now tests, it looks likely that some americans will come up short again. >> martha: did you say the additional order would be available in september? >> late september. >> martha: late september. okay. just want to make sure i was right on that. gillian, thank you. >> you bet. >> martha: so the biden administration now admitting that -- we've been talking about this -- most people will get covid even if they're vaccinated and a mild version hopefully. so how does that hold up in court as the supreme court rules whether your employer can make
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it's expansion of federal power outweighs the public health been if it. joining me now, jonathan turley. fox news contributor. thanks for being here today. first off, just your reaction to this much more common parlance that everybody is likely to get this. it's all across the country. >> well, that adds to the concern that we have a changing profile in terms of this pandemic. and whether the cdc is like the old expression that generals prepare to fight the last war, whether we're being nimble enough. the administration knew for some time that they were facing a variant that was likely less deadly but far, far more contagious. it appears that they dropped the ball on a therapeutics, tests. you had interviews saying that they would be ready in september when many people think the variant could well peak and burn
out before then. there's a concern about whether the previous plan really will carry us through without changes. the relevance to the supreme court is not great except for one thing. the justices on the left of the court were calling for sweeping deference given to, in this case osha in requiring the vaccine mandate. the conservative justices are saying wait, the question is what should be making this decision? the biden administration made no secret that they couldn't go to congress because they wouldn't give them a mandate. they said originally that the president had the authority, then admitted he didn't. and then you had the chief of staff of president biden, ron klain, saying we found a work around. we'll have osha do it. some of the justices brought that up and said, you know, we're not really in to -- they
said we're not in to work arounds. we would like to have constitutional authority. what is it? >> a great question. there's the question of whether or not, you know, if you look at the liberal justices saying it's such an emergency, we have to allow this to go through for the good of the country. then you have evidence that people who are targeted in this in private companies are probably a population that is mostly vaccinated at this point anyway. difficult when the court takes on the responsibility of trying to address an emergency health situation across the country that might be better dealt with in different ways. thanks, jonathan. sorry we're short on time. thank you. so is there a clinton-trump rematch in the making in 2024? the scoop from former insiders in both camps next. >> it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of donald trump is not in charge of
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>> martha: a political comeback for him hill? that's according to andrew stein from the wall street journal. an up popular and aging biden makes clinton the best option for democrats to win the presidency in 2024. let's brings in reince priebus and mark penn, former adviser and polster to president bill clinton and hillary clinton. great to have both of you with us. mark, let's start with you. doug schroen and andrew stein refer to her -- they say she could present herself as a change candidate given what's going on in the white house.
do you agree? >> i don't know whether she can be a change candidate but she can be a strong candidate. i don't think there's any question now that trump and hillary could both win these primaries and we could have a rematch because they are both incredibly strong within their parties. i think hillary remains right now quite strong in a party that is quite divided. >> martha: mark, wouldn't make democrats think twice that she's run twice and lost twice? >> well, absolutely. trump has won and lost. so the voters, you know, they may go forward instead of back. you don't really know. sometimes they're -- they do like these candidates. hillary is well-liked within the democratic party. there's a vacuum of leadership. of course, we thought in 2008 that we would cruise in and barack obama wound up narrowly winning. could be a repeat of 2008 also. >> here's hillary clinton in
october talking to george stephanopoulos. watch this. >> i will never be out of the game of politics. i'm not going to be running for anything. i really feel amy indiana i know george was interviewing adam schiff before, i really feel like our democracy is at stake. i really am worried about what is happening at home and around the world. i'm never getting out of being involved, worried and hopefully trying to help in some way. >> martha: word is she wants to get back in. you think we could see a rematch with trump and clinton? >> i doubt it. look, this article is more about how weak joe biden is as opposed to hillary clinton. he's at 38%. worse than that, you can be at 38% and still be competitive. look at barack obama. look at donald trump had numbers at that level. except the difference was within his own party, obama and trump
were wildly popular. biden is sitting there at 20%, which is why he's trying to gin up his base by this wild jim crow jefferson davis rhetoric of yesterday. this is more about joe biden. it's also about something else. it's about the aggrievement and distress in the democratic party that hillary clinton lost in 2016. basically what you have is a huge opportunity to take president joe biden out within the democrat party. so you have democrat operatives that are sitting around saying, you know, i don't know if joe biden can win again. i don't know if he's mentally capable of running again. what about the idea of resurrecting hillary clinton? that's what this is all about? if joe biden was wildly popular and people thought this guy is doing a great job, we're proud of him, these kinds of articles never would appear. he's in really bad shape. correcting what democrats
believe to be the wrong of 2016 is something that is now on the table because of joe biden's terrible numbers that he has -- >> martha: speaking of that, a new quinnipiac poll, 57% of independent voters disapprove of his job. what do you think president biden thinks of hillary clinton sticking her neck out? >> it wouldn't make him happy. he's going around saying he's going to run again. the voters are really know that that is just not going to happen. it's not as likely as he says it is. >> martha: mark penn and reince priebus, great to have you with us. we'll be talking about 2022 and 2024. look forward to having you back soon. thanks, gentlemen. with the white house briefing just moments as we as the administration faces really tough questions about inflation. the highest rates since 1982 and the president is blasted for an
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>> martha: so this just crossing the january 6th committee is requesting kevin mccarthy voluntarily provide information in their probe. a story we'll watch throughout the rest of the day. that is "the story" on this wednesday, january 12. as always, "the story" goes on. have a great afternoon. >> fox on top of prices over the top. shoppers under siege. pricing jumping 7% to the highest level in 40 years. everything from bacon and eggs to beef and gasoline seeing huge price spikes. president biden says the administration is making progress on slowing the increase but americans are not feeling it. inflation is a big topic this afternoon. we'll go to it when it