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laws and we can federally take back domestic terrorism which is an issue. we had the kind of funding necessary for domestic terrorism and it's that we haven't seen that and instead in fact my own state individuals who are members of the republican party to beat donald trump, there's calls every data sensor that instead of to applaud them. >> we are out of time. attorney general thank you very much for joining us tonight. the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. look at evening once again, this was day 90 of the biden administration and former u.s. senator joe biden is among those in american life and politics remembering his friend from the senate who went on to beat the 42nd vice president of the united states.
walter mondale, who died this evening at the age of 93. we will have much more on his life and legacy later in this hour. meanwhile, so much of the nations attention is focused squarely on mondale's home state of minnesota where there is great tension tonight now that the fate of former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin is in the hands of the jury. almost a year ago, that video of george floyd's killing ignited worldwide protests and forced our country to confront issues of police use of force and racial justice. deliberations got underway late this afternoon as protesters started gathering at the courthouse in minneapolis and march through parts of the city. the 12 jurors spent about four hours deliberating and they are now sequestered. they will resume their deliberations in the morning. minneapolis has increased security in advance of the expected verdict and law enforcement now in place they are joined by members of the
national guard, which tonight is also been activated in d.c.. derek chauvin is charged with second degree unintentional murder. third degree murder. second degree manslaughter. today, after 45 witnesses, 14 days of testimony, the prosecution and the defense made their closing arguments to the men and women of the jury. >> this is not a prosecution of the police. it's a prosecution of the defendant. what the defendant did was not policing, what the defendant did was an assault. use your common sense. believe your eyes when you saw, you saw. >> i submit to you that the state has failed to meet its burden of proof is it dawned a reasonable doubt. you have to be convinced that the defendants actions caused the death of mr. floyd. actions that happened before he was arrested that had nothing
to do with officer chauvin's activities are not the national consequences. the drug ingestion, right? the bad heart. the diseased heart. the hypertension. all of these things existed before mr. chauvin arrived. >> you were told, for example, that mr. floyd died, that mr. floyd died because his heart was too big. you heard that testimony. and now having seen all the evidence, having heard all the evidence you know the truth. and the truth of the matter is that the reason george floyd is dead is because mr. chauvin's heart was too small. >> of course, this is america in 2021. politics has never been far from this closely watched case and most elected officials have
not hesitated to weigh in. well, today after the jurors were escorted out of the courtroom, chauvin's defense lawyer referred to comments from democratic congresswoman maxine waters of california and the suggestion is her incendiary words could have an impact on the verdict somehow. water is made her comments to a reporter at night this weekend at a rally in brooklyn center, minnesota. >> we are looking for converting. i am very hopeful and i hope that we want to get a verdict that would say guilty, guilty, guilty. and if we don't, we cannot have our way. we have to get more active, we have to make more confrontational. we have to make sure that they know that we mean business. >> so chauvin's lawyer argued that, right there, was potentially grounds for a
mistrial and the judge did not exactly disagree. >> an elected official, united states congress person was making what i interpreted to be reasonably interpreted to beat threats against the sanctity of the jury process. >> i'll give you that, she may have given you something at appeal that may result in this whole trial being overturned. i'm aware that congresswoman water was talking specifically about this trial and about the unacceptability of anything less than a murder conviction and talk about being confrontational. this goes back to whatever been saying from the beginning. i wish elected officials would stop talking about this case, especially in a manner that is disrespectful to the rule of law and to the judicial branch and our function. failure to do so, i think, is abhorrent but i don't think it is prejudice with additional material that would prejudice this jury. they have been told not to watch the news. i trust they are following
those instructions and that there is not in any way of prejudice to them. be on the articles that we're talking specifically about, congresswoman's opinion really doesn't matter a whole lot. >> they usually measure judge cahill was angry there as you saw, but on the merits, he went on to deny the defense motion for a mistrial. as you might imagine, the white house is watching these deliberations. they are preparing for a verdict. >> we are in touch with mayors, governors, local authorities. when the jury makes their deliberations and concludes in a verdict is found, i'm certain that the president will speak to that. he met with the floyd family last year and has been closely following the. trial as he also always says, protests must be peaceful and that is what he continues to call for. >> also, tonight there is a new development in the death of capitol hill police officer brian sicknick. he battled riders during the siege of the capital on january
6th. he suddenly doubt the following day while today, the d.c. medical examiner has issued a statement saying sicknick died of natural causes after suffering two strokes. after, of course, being attacked by the rioters and looters videos obtained by the new york times indeed show him being attacked. two men are now accused of assaulting sicknick by spurring him with a powerful chemical irritant which is marketed for its ability to stop a bear from charging at you in its tracks. prosecutors have not linked that chemical exposure to sicknick's death. with that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this monday night. white house correspondent for the pbs news our, cynthia ochsner, former federal prosecutor in the civil rights division of the justice department and we welcome to the broadcast maryland mosby, states attorney for baltimore
city and a great state of maryland and i would like to start with you by saying which you made of both sides of closing arguments. >> so, i mean, first and foremost i think that the prosecution did an upstanding job. i think that what they've done in essence is to establish three parameters in which we can attempt to get a conviction in this case. i think that what we know is that the most vital piece of evidence in this case is that of the video. and they have been able to harken back to that video on more than one occasion in which we've been able to see just directly how important that video is in establishing not just the emotional testimony of 28 different, 38 different witnesses, but the fact that they've been able to harken and
show that different emotion that entails and cooperates the video and corroborates the murder of the individual who whose life was lost on video camera for nine minutes and 30 seconds. >> cynthia, it's never good when your closing argument, talking about the defense here, goes on for so long that the judge has to interrupt you because, in effect, you've lost the jury and he calls a 30 minute lunch break only to let you continue after the break. that being established, as a predicate, what did you make of the defense closing argument? >> oh my god, i thought i was listening to the lincoln douglass debates. they were so long and it took for ever to get to the actual point that he needed to get to. he wasted so much time talking about chocolate chip cookies and talking about that tailpipe
the fence and the crowd defense and none of that really helps his case. by the time he got to what helps this case, which is the argument about the cause of death, everybody was half asleep. it was not a good choice and that hurt him. it also hurt him, i thought, that he misstated the law and the judge had to then tell the jury the law again and on rebuttal, the prosecution was able to really smack him with it. and what hurts with that, when a defense attorney does that or any lawyer in the case, is that you spend the whole trial building up your credibility so when it comes time in the jury room, and you need some sure to stand up for you and that's what he needs, he needs one juror and he needs one juror to advocate for him and what he has done is when he doesn't tell the truth or doesn't say the law correctly or waste their time on arguments that nobody believed to be true, it makes an impossible for him to have that juror in the jury
room really stand up for him. and i try these cases, these are hard cases because there is always that unknown juror and he needs somebody to be his advocate in that courtroom in that jury room, and he hurt himself today and doing that. >> over to you, mitch, i know you as one of the better sources inside that west wing and discounts on that. what is the thinking in the west wing and around the president as to what he can or should say or do given any different combination of possible verdicts we can get here. >> my sense in talking to white house officials is that people in the white house, including the president, have been watching this very closely and that like many americans there they are racing to see what happens in this verdict. they of course are going to be completely different messages and a message that will be different if this is that if it
ends in an acquittal versus a guilty versus manslaughter. i think we know we will hear from the president is someone who leans into his emotion, who leans into his sense of loss, who will center no matter what happens on the idea that a family is now without a brother and a father and a cousin and uncle. and this was also be, he is going to be talking to a nation who sold he wanted to heal and running for president so i think that is some of the things we're going to hear and it's also in some ways and line of what we have heard from him throughout when he was running for president, throughout his campaign and during this idea that he really can try to connect and be a consoler in chief. because at the end of the day, and talking to george floyd's family let's remember that justice, even in this case, even if the officer is convicted there is still going to be a family that has lost george floyd. a family that has lost this man with the nation watching him take his last breath for nine minutes and 29 seconds.
i will also say, it just a touch on briefly what we saw today in the courthouse, the prosecutor really leaning in and saying that the reason george floyd is that is because derek chauvin did not have a big heart. that he had a small heart. he also said very clearly that this is a case where you can believe your own eyes, the common sense is really all you need to decide this case and what you saw on the defense side it's a laundry list of issues and of arguments. whoever that tour is, or jurors who may decide with the defense a laundry list of reasons to go with them they said that maybe officers make mistakes, maybe it's the crowd that distracted them. maybe it's that george floyd died because of his heart condition or because he had drugs in his system. there's a laundry list of things said but i think what you saw from the defense was throwing spaghetti at the wall so that something will stick and that will give a driver something to hold on to if there are jurors in there that say we want to acquit this officer.
>> over to marilyn, this was a dark anniversary in your beloved city. freddy gray died six years ago today and talk about how you have viewed this trial having learned the painful lesson that you had to learn publicly about the difficulty in convicting police officers. >> so i mean you touch upon it brian. i think it's a very difficult sort of task and i think that the perception of police brutality and race relations have changed drastically since the time they put out a poll in the height of the uprising following the death of george floyd last summer. it's said, and they measured from the time that a charge those officers of freddy gray and i think that the difference that i've seen that has existed is that vital piece of evidence that actually depicting visually depicting george floyd being murdered on camera, right? and freddy gray we, didn't have
cameras to depict the trial from start to finish. there was no sort of direct evidence depicting the murder like there is and the chauvin trial, we have to rely on circumstantial evidence and police witnesses and medical experts that battle among the cause of freddy gray's death and then after the first case that we tried in front of a jury where it hung, 11 to 1 guilty the least thereafter were allowed to circumvent the community that they represented and the judge acquitted the officers over and over again but the pickets difference that i see in freddy gray, versus derek chauvin is that this crumbling blue wall of silence has existed in realtime. you had police training officers, you had a police chief, you had the unprecedented number of officers that were not only willing to distance themselves from this type of excessive force but they were willing to testify. and freddy gray, we didn't have, that the trading officers that
actually testified in favor of the defense. and so, i think that we are at a very critical monumental point, in the chauvin trial, in i can be happier. the family is hoping for some resemblance of justice, but at the same time the world is literally watching. to see if america's justice system lives up to the ideals and the promise of ensuring one standard of justice for all. >> here here in the world watching what happens, cynthia, do you think generally, the judge has done a good and fair job, and acquitted himself well in this case? and where you like us, could you really sense the anger, when he made those tough comments about maxine waters? >> i could but, the it was kind of silly. there is absolutely no evidence that any juror has violated their oath, and heard the comments. i certainly have said worse.
it's only an issue if they violate their oath, and are watching the news. and there's no evidence of that. so whatever she said, if they were violating their oath in watching the news, it would be a problem. i really don't see as much of a case. i would just like to echo about this case being different than most police cases, and that is because we do not have a blue wall. we do have the video, we don't have a factual dispute in this case. and we do have an officer who did tell the truth right away, and everybody knows it, he did not come forward about the use of force, and we don't have a case that's a split second case. often please cases are re-judging what happened in those split seconds, this went on in on and on. and everybody was able to see the sadism, and the way he would keep grinding his knee back down, every time the crown said please stop. he would put more weight on mr. floyd's neck. this is a very different case, and it should bring us
convictions on all counts. >> a greeting great point, the similarities between this and the gray case, they really begin to fall apart when you start looking at them in any detail. i think, everyone would agree, the floyd family, has been dignified throughout. in their grief and frustration, they yield to no one. and under the bright light of attention, i think they have held up remarkably well. you have spoken to family members, what are their hopes? what could their hopes possibly before this week? >> the floyd family, has really held up as you said to the bright lights of the attention of being thrust into this club, unfortunately of families who have lost 11 at the hands of police, i spoke to george floyd's brother, he testified at the trial and he told me,
that what he wants to see his justice, he wants to see the officer convicted, but he also wants to make sure that no other family has to deal with this again, he doesn't want to see other people, have to come forward and say here's what my family member meant to me, and this is why he shunned of died unjustifiably at the hands of police. he is sharing a lawyer with daunte wright's mother, the lawyer being benjamin crump, that's a lumber of course that's also the lawyer for eric garner's family, and for michael brown's family, and for so many other families, in which you see there is this pattern, of families in some ways welcoming each other, saying we have each other's back, what felonious told me was that we want to see justice, the family wants to see justice, they want to make sure that george floyd's name is attached to a guilty verdict in this case, they also want to see legislation passed, the george floyd justice and policing act that's moving through congress, they want to see that become law. so that there can also be legislative fixes for what happened to his brother. it's really a heartbroken
family, he told me when i asked him what was it like to be on the witness stand, he told me i thought he was gonna say it was scary, he told me he felt relief. because this is been a case in the death then been haunting his family for so, long and he felt that it was good that he could go there and give the jury a piece of what george floyd was to his family, explain the relationship he had with his, mother the bond that he had dancing with his, mother velocity felt when his mother died, and of course we heard george floyd saying mama mama over and over again, so his brother was really a window into what george floyd was thinking about in those last few minutes, in those last few breaths we saw him die. >> you're so right, the last thing felonious void wanted was to be a public figure, and yet he has held up, in that glare, in that role. many thanks to our big three guests on this monday night, as we start a new week, in the way for a verdict is underway. symphony ox knee, marilyn mosby,
great and thanks for being here with us. coming up, if there was any question of where the republican party is heading, there shouldn't be. we look at new advice from the gop from a man who has bragging rights forever. think about it as our only twice impeached president. in later they be controversial here, but they do work, and we will show you where vaccine passports are already working. all of it as the 11th hour is just getting underway on this back to work monday night. getting underway on thi back to work monday night.
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first on camera interview since leaving office. donald trump shared his thoughts with sean hannity and the future of the republican party. >> should this now be the republican party agenda? should anybody that wants to run for the house or the senate, should they take this make america great again gender, and fight for those things that you fought for for the four years your president? >> if they want to win yes. we've expanded the republican party, you've seen it. the texas border we have the biggest hispanic vote, since as the governor said to me, he called me up, great governor, he said since reconstruction. i said you're talking about the civil war, right he said sensible war. if you want to win, and win big,
you have to do that. >> so that reconstruction, with us tonight to talk about things political, james carville, veteran democratic strategist zero national fame with the clinton presidential campaign in his cohost of the -- into miller, a contributor to the former communications director for jeb bush. gentlemen i'm with so glad to have you here tonight. james, before we get into the politics of mr. trump, i have to begin with a more urgent matter, the news tonight, what have we lost in our politics with the loss of walter mondale? >> we've lost the one thing decency. probably one of the most decent people, in michael hart, he was the first consequential vice president. until he became vice president, the vice president had no consequence. his office was in the west wing,
he was in every meeting. he literally changed the offense of the vice presidency. not only is it a personal attribute to something to be remembered and respected, his political attribute and policy accomplishments were pretty good. when you change an entire office, you make a big impact on american politics. amongst and his president clinton talk to him a couple of days ago, he was a great man. 93 years, old along in good life. a lot of friends in minnesota. and they're highly distraught about this. he was a well respected man. >> indeed he was the first vice president to live in the naval observatory, as a separate government home, and as you point out, the first vice president to really be treated as part of a partnership, by the president in the west wing. a tradition that for the most part has been handed down. he certainly in effect today between biden and harris, as it was between obama and biden.
hey tim, about that comment from donald trump, who want you to know that reconstruction followed the civil war. is he writes? that the ticket to winning a race as a republican, is to embrace the magma banner? >> and that sure about former president as a history teacher brian, but i think i'm going to say something i usually don't, say i kind of agree with his political analysis. as far as where the republican party is right now. i think the party had an opportunity, after the january insurrection, to say that we have had enough of this. we are going to pivot during the biden era and try to reach back out to win, and reach back out to the suburban voters, reach back out to those we've lost over the last five years. the people that gave joe biden the 7 million votes popular vote victory. but the parties didn't want to do that. they decided they want to stick with the coup. they wanted to be an
insurrectionist party. they wanted to double down on the crazy. and so as a result. they're going to need to turn out the magma base. the suburban voters are coming back. i think that his analysis is correct. i don't think it's good for our politics. i don't think it's good for the party. but that's the what the republican party is made right now and that's what you're going to see in 2022. we already seeing in virginia, ohio and other places where the midterm races are getting underway. >> hey james, i'm going to read you something from the pizza night. about two friends of yours, mr. gates and congresswoman greene. gates in green have attracted more public attention lately, then most junior members of congress. much of it has not been positive. party leaders must decide if anything to do about. them in would any impact of action would have and their supporters, and the same line is tim was comment, would come from the gop's staunchly conservative base. so james, i'm guessing you're
fine with giving those to all the attention, they demand. it's not like their leader in the house voted against insurrection. what's your take on this story. and on those two members of the house specifically? >> there's one part of the story that irritates me. that's well, james okay you have aoc. stop. they'll see is a talented smart person who has some impact, born night i need you ideas giving everybody health insurance. she's a very talented person. it's she's like literally out of your mind. , the false equivalency that we laps into. and by the way, she raise like three point $7 million in a quarter. it pays, it's profitable to be crazy in today's republican party. and matt gates, he looks like a character of something. he's the weirder's looking guy
i've ever seen in my life, in the weirdest acting guy. they have some real, we have people and i think they're politically not practical all the time. but pretty nice people. i don't know where these people are coming from. i really don't. and they have to deal with the. -- >> that she is, that she is and i'm not sure if she can be a primary without lunch and her checking account. both of these gentlemen have agreed to stay with us. coming up on the other side of this break. biden says out loud, aware it as mythical and politics as bipartisanship. we'll let you hear it, we'll talk about it when we come back. ed with bacteria. that means i gotta clean my mop too? ugh. so i got a swiffer wetjet to get a cleaner, clean! i stick on a fresh pad. boom! it's ready to go. the spray breaks down dirt.
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prepared to see what we can do. i've noticed that everyone's infrastructure, the question is who's going to pay for it? and that's what we're going to try to work out today. . >> he said compromise, we all heard him. the president met for a second time today with democrats and republicans in an attempt to broker a deal on this massive infrastructure plan. still with us, james and tim. tim, is there a chance he can get ten votes for anything, you name it? >> no. there's not a single piece of consequential legislation that
there are ten republicans who will support. there is just no way that in the end, ten republicans will come together and back something that will help joe biden politically. maybe some random piece of legislation, but nothing that is a major part of the biden agenda. and so i think this is smart of biden. it's basically calling their bluff. bring a popular bill to them, ask them to come to the table and inevitably they're not going to meet him. maybe it'll cost one or two votes but that's the best we can hope for. >> james, same question. >> i agree with him, i think it's smart to talk compromise and if he makes it two or three that'll come aboard and it'll have a bipartisan agenda and republican votes if anything. he couldn't get ten republican votes. >> and james, since you opened the door on the false equivalence of aoc and empty g,
let me go one deeper and ask you this. you've got rashida tlaib out there saying police and incarceration should be abolished. you've got maxine waters with incendiary comments urging protesters to be more confrontational. i see you nodding your head. do the democrats have anything to answer for four their members of the house? >> of course we do. we are a large political party and people sometimes say things. i think it would be fun to police this. unfortunately, i think some of the faculty allows lingo is not helpful at all. i put him on the same paul gosar or on matt gates or anything like that. i've seen spots for maxi boss, he endorses that too. and they're a little outspoken
but that's okay. i hadn't seen her and a while but i like maxine. that's not very helpful to the democratic caucus and all. this is not helpful. >> tim, i'm guessing that you wouldn't describe the cloakroom top on the republican side of the house as faculty lounge lingo. how would you describe it? >> i guess it's a locker room talk, brian. you know? you've got matt gates showing the naked pictures to everybody on his cell phone so you know that's happening. i guess that's how i would describe it. >> all right. i'll take it. who among us is not -- anyway. james carville, tim miller, two longtime friends of this broadcast. it is such a treat and a pleasure to have you both. thank you very much. coming up for us, vaccinations are up. so our new cases. we will ask our next guest how both of these can happen. and be true at the same time
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everybody is eligible, as of today, to get the vaccine. we have enough of it. you need to be protected. you need to protect your neighbors and family. so please, get the vaccine. >> with the pace of life these days, that is a colossal achievement and it went by in a flash today. this evening, over half the u.s. adult population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. and off the roughly 85 million americans who are fully vaccinated now the cdc says fewer than 6000 have reported so breakthrough cases of the virus. this is the new term of the realm. it means getting the virus while already fully vaccinated.
sadly, our country is still averaging over 67,000 new infections every day, so it's a good time to have back with us tonight michael. he's a professor at the director for the center of the season research policy at the university of minnesota. he's in place these days. he was also a covid adviser to the biden transition team. thank you so much for coming. i have a complex question to start. it is a big day when every american over 16 is now eligible to get the shot and we continue to urge people to get the shot. in light of the, are we overreacting to the new case numbers and what's inning do you think we're in now? >> it is a complex question, brian. let me just say at the outset i all the efforts that the administration has taken, i think they've done a remarkable job of moving vaccines into our
community one and much support as possible. the problem is right now is your right, half the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose. but for example a fifth of the population over 65 is not had any doses at all and many the people in the 40 year old age group that had any vaccine at all. this is what we're beginning to see. more and more people infected, including very seriously ill individuals. so in the sense we're in this race right now to get as much vaccines into people as possible with this new variant, this b117 which is 50 to 100% more infectious than the previous strains. that's the tension we have right now. and then of course you know if there's a vaccine available for every adult in this country we have a growing number of people who said they won't take the vaccine. and that's gonna be a big challenge to stop this pandemic. >> so convert this for us into real life. does this continue to mean even among the vaccinated, masking in public?
>> well, at this point, as we have seen in michigan and even here in minnesota where vaccine levels can be quite high compared to the rest of the country, we still are seeing case numbers particularly in michigan equivalent that of the worst time last november. we're seeing a number of other states right now that could be very well under that same trajectory. and those kinds of settings that we want to do is make sure that people don't have a lot of direct contact and go to the old days before covid existed and expect that these numbers are going to slow down and so in some cases the masking is there. on the other hand i don't care where you live. if you have six people and three couples i hope you just have one party together and enjoy life because you deserve it by the fact that you are now vaccinated together. that's gonna be one of the benefits we're gonna see more and more people are vaccinated can easily do things with other vaccinated people and feel incredibly comfortable and confident without a mask who
can do those things. >> i want to read you a quote, which is unfair to the piece it's from by david from the new york times who's never written a lesson thoughtful piece. this one especially so and i commend the people's attention. the full piece. he writes in part, coming to grips with the comforting realities of postvaccination life is going to take some time for most of us. it's only natural that so many vaccinated people are going to harbor irrational fears and that's with the pieces mostly about and get slowly recognizing that irrationality will be a vital part of overcoming covid. do you concur with that basic thought absolutely. i think he is said it very very well. look at you and me. look at ourselves. i haven't been on a plane since a year ago in march. i used to fly 150,000 miles a year. when meghan want to get on a plane again even though unvaccinated. i know my chances of getting infected are very low, but i have that feeling.
so i think he's right on the mark. i do think however the concern that he expresses is that when we talk about these breakthrough cases, people saying, wait a minute maybe the vaccine isn't 100 percent effective, it's not going to be. but it's going to be very very good. it's going to be in the 19 95% level of protection. and that's what really we need to count on right now. >> start by going to a twins game, it appears they need you. michael or stir home from the twin cities tonight, thank you as always for taking our questions. coming up for us, red state governors want nothing to do with them. but we have a report from overseas tonight, and how these vaccine passports are allowing normal, to come back. , to come back , to come back pears. but dusting with a cloth is a pain. and dealing with a bulky vacuum.. . is such a hassle. uchhh!!! so now we use our swiffer sweeper and dusters. the fluffy fibers? they pick up dust easily. grabbing it in all those hard-to-reach places. gotcha!!! and for our floors, sweeper's textured cloths
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outdoors, most of the population of israel is now fully vaccinated. in this country the idea of vaccine passports has gotten wrapped up in our politics, but in israel a system is already in wide use and working. nbc news correspondent matt bradley is there to tell us how it's all playing out. >> they've got mini and the rate fuming, government should not require any texan to show proof of vaccination, in reveal private health information, just to go about their daily lives. >> this vaccine passport is another way to control the american people, it's absolutely, erroneous it's antithetical to freedom in the american way. >> republican governors in texas in florida have already banned them. >> those vaccine passports they have some americans worried about government domination, israelis like this woman see it as a liberation. >> in america, this passport thing, it's kind of controversial.
it's kind of like big brother. does it feel like that to you? >> no, i have to say just because i'm in the side of getting my life, back i have nothing to hide, i would like to have the green passport in order to do whatever i want to. >> israel's green past lets the nearly 60% of his release who've been fully exam backseat, go to restaurants, bars concerts and sporting events. and the gym. it shows when you've been vaccinated, when you've had your most recent negative test, and your personal details. it's the kind of high tech monitoring that many israelis have long been used to. it's a country that's always on a war footing. israeli american iris bar in her son daniel just got to tel aviv from l.a. and three weeks ago. >> tel aviv is hopping. i think in israel, there's a little more acceptance of security. i think the people are not as paranoid about people tracking your data. you guys have this kind of security thing hanging over. but you just have to weigh the pros and cons. >> doctors say the vaccine passport can be in enticing
carrot to covid stick. >> it's very important, this green passport. because many of the people in the beginning if you remember, did not show up for the vaccination. >> but it's still controversial here. about 1 million israelis still refused to get the vaccine, some are discriminatory. >> people are asked not to show it at work. if they are not vaccine. they think it violates fundamental rights of people. >> israel's national theater when a step further using facial recognition software. this isn't just any opening night in israel's national theater. this place is been closed for a year, now it's open funding tight restrictions, and i haven't been vaccinated so for me, this is where the show stops. but for those with the vaccine, and the passport to prove it, the show must go on. matt bradley, nbc news, tel aviv. >> fascinating story there. coming up for us, remembering one of the most decent people
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without weighing it down. try pantene. when i hear you new ideas, i'm reminded of that, where is the beef. mr. reagan, will raise taxes. and so ally. he won't tell you. i just did. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes, my opponents youth an inexperience. >> we mentioned the death of walter mondale at the top of this broadcast, and here is what you need to know about walter for its mondale. and what you will hear in the coming hours and days, from
anyone who's been around politics, anyone who was anywhere near walter for its mondale, he was one of the most decent men ever to serve in the often dirty business of politics. his departure from american life, at the age of 93, means he takes a good deal of the history of the modern democratic party along with him. he was born in minnesota in 1928. the son of a minister and a music teacher. family name was originally mandala, going back all the way through their roots in norway. unable to afford law school, mondale entered the army and then later attended on the gi bill. then came politics. minnesota attorney general, then he took over the huber i'm free see in the u.s. senate, where he became lifelong friends with joe biden among others. he was the 42nd vice president of the united states, under president jimmy carter. he was the democratic presidential nominee, and made
history when he selected congresswoman geraldine for our as his running mate back in 84. they lost in a landslide to the incumbents reagan and bush. bill clinton made walter mondale our ambassador to japan an impeachment and afterward mondale practice law. he lost his daughter eleanor and his wife joan, both to brain diseases. as a leading senate liberal, he truly tried to make american life better, through fair housing and consumer protections. desegregation and a host of other issues. as a true minnesotan, he loved his place up at the lake. he had a lightning-fast sense of humor, always self deprecating. and you can actually tell what kind of guy he was, by this statement, he left behind for his staff, everyone who ever worked for him. it was released just tonight upon word of his death, and it reads quote, dear team. my time has come. i'm eager to rejoin joan and
eleanor. before i go i wanted to let you know how much you mean to me. never has a public servant had a better group of people working at their side. together we have accomplished so much and i know you will keep up the good fight. joe in the white house certainly helps. i always knew it would be okay, if i arrived someplace and was greeted by one of you. my best to all of you, brits. the man who made walter mondale his vice president, former president jimmy carter, survives him. quieter statements and night repeats his long held belief, that mondale was simply, the best vice president in our history. as for his service to the nation, as carters vice president, mondale said this, we told the truth, we obeyed the law, we kept the peace. a great way to be remembered for a great son of the great north. walter, frederik, for its mondale, gone at the age of 93. that is our broadcast for this
monday night as we start a new week together with our thanks for being with us, on behalf of all our colleagues on the networks of nbc news, goodnight. ws goodnigh tonight on a limb. you can believe your own eyes. this case is exactly what you thought, when you saw it. >> the prosecution closes its case. >> it's exactly what you knew. it's what you felt in your gut. it's now what you know in your heart. >> the defense makes one less stand. >> you have to be convinced the defendants actions cause the death of mr. floyd. >> tonight the lawyers of all made their cases and now the whole world waits as the jury of derek chauvin's peers decide his fate.