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thank you so much for letting us into your homes during these extraordinary times. we're grateful. the beat is next. hi, nicolle. welcome to the beat. alicia menendez in for ari melber. arizona republicans actively pushing the big lie with a bizarre election faux audit. emotions running high in north carolina after the police shooting of andrew brown. we begin with landmark probe from the biden doj, broader shift in governance in biden's first 100 days on everything from spending and covid to policing. today, attorney general merrick garland announcing a civil rights investigation into the louisville police department 13 months after the police killing
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of breonna taylor. it is the second civil rights probe the doj launched in five days. also looking into the minneapolis police department. this is reversal from the trump doj which all but suspended federal oversight of troubled police agencies. >> the investigation will assess whether lmpd engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force. it will determine whether lmpd engages in unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes. >> the new probe launching as biden approaches 100 days in office with real momentum for his broader agenda. brand new nbc polling shows him at 53% approval. cbs news putting him at 58%. indeed, as of tonight biden has spent every day since taking office above 50% approval.
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his predecessor did not crack 50% once. the majority is with biden. it is not a clean partisan divide which may surprise those that depict the country as hopelessly gridlocked. >> ultimately, joe biden has high approval ratings, his economy is working. if it is 80% says we are divided nation, anything in the majority, given the climate, that's pretty good. >> pretty good indeed. biden says he is trying to capitalize on momentum. first speech to the joint session of congress wednesday where he is expected to go big on the progressive agenda. joining me, jason johnson, professor with morgan state university, msnbc contributor,
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and eugene daniels, author of politico play book. jason, i want to start with you. what are the moves from garland telling you about the urgency that doj is feeling and where do you see it fitting into this bigger progressive agenda? >> it means gupta and kristin clark will be sinking their teeth into a prominent area with consistent problems with criminal justice. what it also says is that that joe biden is not going to just give lip service to these kinds of issues. it would have been easy to sort of leave what happened in louisville alone, but he has actually heard the concerns and the protests and the anger and frustration of americans of all colors, especially african americans, he owes his job to that these kinds of issues have to be addressed. merrick garland saying we're going to louisville puts the word out that every other police
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district across america may be in the cross hairs if they show consistent pattern of abusing people. i suspect president joe biden will talk about it more in the speech to congress, not just the george floyd policing act but other issues necessary to advance civil rights in this country. >> i suspect you're right. eugene, coming in, they knew what they had to do, get the pandemic under control from public health perspective, deliver financial relief. you see in numbers americans are rewarding the administration for the actions but when you have poll numbers that are this strong, one of two things tends to happen. the team either becomes obsessed with not doing anything to jeopardize numbers or they use the numbers as an argument for doing even more. where is the white house now? >> they're in the latter camp. this is not a white house or a president who seems like they're ready at any point to take their foot off the pedal as put to me many times. they came in and had, any
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president that had the hand joe biden was dealt would be scared, worried. that's a heavy lift when you add in the other things they had, recession, racial strife, climate change, they would be worried. but this white house has continuously, one, focused on things they know are popular with the american people, that is covid relief, getting money in people's pockets, getting shots in arms, getting high marks on that, and now moving into infrastructure and we're supposed to hear on paid family and medical leave, more information about how they're looking at health care this week from him. all those things are popular with the american people, the numbers they're seeing are pushing them to keep doing that. this was the guy that was supposed to be the moderate. we kept hearing this was the president, out of everyone
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running, he was never going to do anything unless republicans were on board. we've seen that not to be the case. they spent a lot of time making sure that was shored up. they need to continue to do that. >> vicki, numbers that stand out in the opposite direction are the presidential approval ratings on guns, immigration, only 34% approval on handling of guns, 33% approval of handling on immigration according to nbc news polling. talk about immigration specifically. those numbers to me say both that republicans have succeeded in turning a humanitarian crisis at the u.s./mexico border, i don't know if you saw this, jake sherman tweeted the house wi-fi password was biden border crisis. those numbers say to me that people that understand the value of immigration in this country want to see biden repeal title 42, push a pathway to citizenship through congress. i think you can look at the
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numbers and say no one is happy with status quo, republicans will weaponize this issue, regardless what he chooses to do. go big. what do you say to someone that's familiar with polling. >> when i saw the numbers, first of all, 53%, really strong, really steady for biden's first 100 days. when you start to piece things, you see some issues. like you said, guns is at 34, immigration at 33. china is also at 33. i'm looking at the bottom three issues. the most problematic for the biden administration and which is the most difficult of the three, immigration. immigration as you pointed out is the one issue where republicans are coming full force on. they have been getting on biden since day one about being soft on immigration and at the same time biden on the left is being pressured to do more on the
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humanitarian. this is a huge issue. republicans aren't letting up. second main issue is the fact of the image and a picture is worth a thousand words. every day i see images at the border that crush me, they crush me and some others that feel the same way i do about immigration. but on the other side of the aisle, you see folks that are immigration restrictionist, getting increasingly frustrated at so many people coming over and that's fueling them. this is the biggest issue the biden administration is facing and it doesn't change overnight. there's a little bit of time. we have kamala harris working on trying to figure something out with the central american countries, but something is going to have to happen. there has to be a dent if we are going into 2024 and still in the same situation, president biden is in a lot of trouble. he has a little bit of time, immigration is one of the
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thorniest issues. >> republicans are struggling to come up with a line of attack that sticks. best they have come up with to describe president biden is boring, as though they've forgotten this is a presidency, not a reality show. jason, where do approval numbers leave them? >> well, they don't help but you have to remember the republican party's leadership now are people that were in favor of the insurrection, a guy named ted cruz that nobody likes, guy named matt gaetz in trouble for having inappropriate relationships with teens, guy named lindsey graham who nobody believes because his opinion changes with a weather vane, hidden president hiding in mar-a-lago, waiting for people to kiss the ring. they have no leader and no messaging. mitch mcconnell has been outmaneuvered. these are things i never thought i would hear a year ago, republicans can't come up with anything to attack joe biden with. this is why donald trump was
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afraid to run against him, why the party has difficulty now. their only hope is unforced error on the part of the democratic party. so far that doesn't seem to have happened. biggest stumbling block is something joe manchin may do. i thought all along he will eventually go along with the filibuster. >> eugene, this white house is a i cutely aware they have to keep selling accomplishments, always be closing, how they have to keep selling their agenda. what does that sell, what does it look like wednesday night? >> i think that the thing, we kept wondering why it was taking so long for them to set up the joint session of congress. seems like something written for a political tv show, right at the 100 days, talk about the great things you've done. we're going to see, usually with these things, he will talk about covid, talk about how he has gotten the pandemic under
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control, that they hit and doubled the vaccine goals they had, but there's also vaccine hesitancy. things they're doing to counter act that. then he will talk about how he is doubling down on the idea to not be as moderate as people thought when it came to policy. if you like me spent money for covid, i have a couple trillion. $2 trillion in infrastructure. we have more for you. i think that aspect is fascinating. something we should keep talking about. that's not the amount of money we're used to moderate democrats talking about. there used to be a time republicans and democrats talked about the deficit as if it was a holy thing. that's no longer what the american people after a year of the pandemic care about. they don't seem to care much about the deficit. they're focused on what can you do to help us. that's what the white house has
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watched. they've seen the involvement of the federal government, even for republicans, even for republican voters, is something people are more interested in than a few years ago. >> when desperate for relief, less appetite to talk about the deficit. part of the bigger sell, reporting part of the build back together, 501(c)4, big emphasis on latino voters. it tells me they're serious about this and know they have work to do. >> yeah. they're learning from their mistakes of the past election. yes, they did win the latino vote but not in the margin the democrats were expecting. what we saw the last election is recognition that wait, latinos are swing voters. if we go back to a decade or two, they were voting for republicans upwards of 40%, here
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in texas, republicans have always done well with latinos. i think it was a wakeup call. and it is a smart investment in going after the latino vote and doing that political marketing of what has joe biden and what have the democrats done for you. honestly, a lot of latinos didn't know how to answer that question and didn't come out and vote. what is so important, we're seeing the microtargeting in swing states of pennsylvania, florida, arizona, texas is supposed to be in the second rollout. this is really important because latino voters aren't just an afterthought to go after them the last couple of weeks or months of an election, they need to be constantly courted. this is going to pay off. >> thank you all. jason johnson is back later in the show. in 30 seconds, why republicans can't let go of the big election lie.
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what is happening in maricopa county. there's a recounting from the presidential election, as in the 2020 election six months ago. after three other reviews found no fraud. >> fox news decision desk calling arizona for joe biden. that's a big get. >> joe biden your projected winner in the state of arizona. >> joe biden wins the state of arizona. >> this circus is a direct result of trump's big lie, claiming widespread election fraud. there was, of course, none. but the republican led state senate tapped an audit company run by an election conspiracy theorist. and a cable company is overseeing it. >> they're making it up as they go along and not following any type of written procedures,
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not -- trying to close everything off from the public and not let people see the process as it takes place. so there really is nothing out of this that comes out of this that we can see as valid. >> joining me from outside the arizona veteran's memorial colosseum, nbc national political reporter vaughn hillyard. vaughn, what is going on there? >> reporter: alicia, good question. i can tell you i have no idea. that's the colosseum. 2.1 million ballots are inside. to give you an why is, maricopa county makes up 60% of the arizona electorate. there's not a single journalist we are aware of inside, oan, right wing conspiracy theorist outlet is the one that has the exclusive rights per the arizona state senate and republican party to cover this event. they're already out with headlines. just this afternoon, suggesting officials found systemic fraud. we have no idea what that would
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suggest. as you said, there's already been reviews at the county level, maricopa county, republican led board of supervisors said there was 100% accurate election results in november. i want you to take a look. we tried to make our way in for this audit as they're calling it six months after the november election. take a look. >> hi, how you doing. >> not authorized to speak. >> we're with nbc, hoping to cover what's happening inside. >> i can't speak with the press. >> these guys said we could talk to you. >> there's a media area. for media. it would be in that area, that area alone. not the building. >> we're not allowed to go inside and watch the audit go on. >> to the media area. >> all due respect, being in the parking lot -- >> reporter: this is not a fringe event, mainstream republicanism in arizona.
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legal subpoena by the state senate of maricopa county ballots are in there, 2.1 million. i have to note, arizona republican party chair woman kelly ward, big supporter of this president drove by a few minutes ago. when i gave her a shoutout, hoping to have a conversation about what's happening inside, her husband driving the car pushed the gas, made their way through the colosseum. the conversations and questions remain here as the, quote, audit continues. >> i am glad you're there. thank you for your diligence and reporting. the big lie continues because gop leadership refuses to denounce trump. this is still the party of trump. house minority leader kevin mccarthy making that crystal clear dodging and twisting on questions about his phone call with trump during the riot. >> i was the first person to contact him when the riots were going on, he didn't see it. when he ended the call telling me he will put something out to
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make sure to stop this. that's what he did, put a video out later. >> quite a lot later, and a weak video. i am asking specifically did he say to you, some people are more concerned about the election than you are? >> listen, my conversations with the president are my conversations with the president. i engaged in the idea of making sure we could stop what was going on inside the capitol at that moment in time. the president said he would help. >> that is an all together different tune from leader mccarthy, like not even a track on the same album. here's what he said in the wake of the january 6th capitol riots. >> would you personally reach out to the president for more support? >> i've already talked to the president. i called him. i think we need to make a statement, make sure that we can calm individuals down. >> the president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack on congress by mob rioters. he should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw
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what was unfolding. >> did you or did you not support donald trump's effort to overturn the election of congress? >> didn't we answer this the first time you asked it? >> joining me, writer and editor haze brown. mccarthy's comments part of a broader effort by republicans to rewrite what happened january 6th, the role the former president played, responsibility he should bear. what does mccarthy gain from carrying trump's water? is this anything more than a survival tactic? >> no. he gets to keep the speakership. eventually hopes to be speaker of the house someday, if republicans take back the house of representatives. that's what he is hoping for. he hopes to not lose his job as minority leader by essentially following. he is following the trend. at no point has he led the republicans. he has always been about being the person they can push around the most and get the least push back from.
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so not getting rid of trump, him and other republicans in the house, especially ones that don't seem to buy into trump's lies, they're going along to get along, they know they have been caught in the big lie, don't know how to extricate without saying by the way, we lied. there's no way out that doesn't involve a mea culpa or admission that we knew this was a lie. until they figure out how to do that or take the plunge and face voters, say yes, this wasn't true, still reelect us, we still believe in what you believe in, until that happens, they're going to keep pushing the lie until they find a way out of this. >> dr. greer, i spoke with a congressman about what is happening in his state. take a listen. >> this is a way for the republicans to stage an issue to pass more voter suppression laws. the audit is a sham. why would you hire anyone named cyber ninjas. and two, it isn't clear who is
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paying for this. >> connect the dots, what you see in arizona, perpetuation of the big lie, voter suppression bills across the country, including arizona, and what you hear from mccarthy and others? >> here's the deal. so many republicans are still running scared because they don't know what donald trump plans to do in 2024, and they know he still has a bully pulpit with primary voters within the party. one, they're going to perpetuate a lie. so many supporters don't care that they're perpetuating a lie, don't mind they say one thing in the morning, another in the afternoon, something different in the evening. the issue is this. republicans need/want to regain control of the house and or the senate in 2022, but definitely 2024, but the electoral math for the presidency is still have the electoral college moving forward doesn't look good for republicans. they know that the only way they can win is to cheat.
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we had organizations like fair fight legally helping people of all stripes register to vote. republicans don't have a winning strategy, they're behind on climate change and immigration and education. they're behind on any policy issue. they're not with the vast majority of americans in public opinion, on guns, on schools, you name it, they're not there. with donald trump looming large in the shadows, you have so many elected republicans who will do anything to try and present to him on a silver platter something for 2024 because they don't know what he is going to do. if he turns against them, which we have seen him do to members of his own party, it spells disaster. you've never seen someone do this to members of their own party, eating off their own young and members within. >> i want to stick on that point. not to get lost in the mix, you have liz cheney describing biden's policies as even further left than he campaigned on.
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if you look at new polling, voters approve of much of what this president is doing. i'm not sure how persuasive that argument is either. >> well, here's the interesting thing. we have to always remember for a lot of republicans they only care about primary voters. they know if they can't get out of the primary, then it is done. it is a short sided strategy because there's a reuters poll that shows young republicans across the country and republican clubs and universities say it is time to move on beyond trump. you have to build a base, build a foundation within the republican party. if you have young people that believe in climate change and they are climate deniers, believe in the vaccine and want to be strong republicans, you can't have even more factions within the republican party. we have seen so many, it is just the trump faction is the loudest. right now, the strongest. beyond primaries, the republican party really needs to figure out
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what they want to do with this faction if they want to survive as a party. you have a lot more independents, moderates, and weak leaning republicans saying enough is enough, it is blatant cheating, where is the former president, he is not saying or doing anything. the country was really divided under him, racially and otherwise, why don't we actually think about what joe biden is doing without blind loyalty to trump and his version of the republican party. >> the fact that you have mccarthy changing his story about what transpired january 6th, beyond the politics of it, i think it begs the question about the need for a commission to study what happened on january 6 so there's a historical and agreed upon record of what happened. >> yeah, absolutely. that's something that speaker pelosi has been pushing for since january 6th. we're seeing push back from republicans that know the findings will probably not be in their benefit. they know that a full cataloging
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of the lead up to and day of the attack will not make them look good, will not play well politically. no one wants to be blamed for in the 9/11 commission report, what we're trying to recreate here, trying to have a full set of facts, full record of what happened january 6th and i am not surprised that republicans aren't for it, but i am disappointed that they aren't for it. i am disappointed they aren't taking a chance to lay it on the table and say okay, here's what happened, here's what we need to do as republicans moving forward to make sure we can do right by this country and by our ideals. like i don't get why no one in congress seemingly is for this who is a member of the republican party. there are a few people like liz cheney, et cetera, that think it is necessary, but they don't command the majority of their minority, and until they do that, until they can actually gather the will to say we need to move on from trump, we're not
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now, stunning allegations of a coverup in the police killing of a black man in elizabeth city, north carolina, five days ago. family of andrew brown jr. and lawyers blasting police officials after only allowing them to view 20 seconds of the body cam video today. >> one body cam. 20 seconds. and an execution. >> 20 seconds is not transparency when you got multiple officers gunning down a man with his hands on the steering wheel, trying to get away. >> we do not feel we got transparency. >> they determined what was pertinent. >> they wanted to have just two family members see the video with no legal counsel. >> the police claim brown was shot outside his home while attempting to serve a warrant for felony drug charges.
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here's one of the attorneys and brown's son describing what the video was like. >> andrew had his hands on his steering wheel. he was not reaching for anything, touching anything. sitting in the vehicle with hands on the steering wheel while being shot at. he was trying to evade being shot. he backed out, not forward, away from officers who are still shooting at him. still shooting after him after the car crashing into a tree. >> my dad got executed trying to save his own life. you know, he was not -- the officers was not in no harm of him at all. >> brown's death certificate categorizes the death as a homicide. activists, protesters are calling for full release of the video to the public. >> when i say what do you want, you say video. what do you want? >> video. >> what do you want? >> video. >> joining me, former federal prosecutor paul butler.
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paul, based on what we know and what the family is saying about the video that they were able to see, what is your sense of what happened? >> we have no idea because there's no transparency. we have a lot of questions. most importantly, why did the police kill mr. brown. what is the need for deadly force. alicia, police aren't allowed to shoot unless someone's life is in immediate jeopardy. that's not the case with someone they're trying to arrest for a nonviolent drug crime. mr. brown was shot in the back which raises more doubt about whether he posed a threat. the family says mr. brown's hands were on the steering wheel when he was shot. doesn't sound like the cop's story is mr. brown was aiming a weapon at them. and it is very bad policing for officers to shoot at a moving car. most departments don't allow that. >> paul, take a listen to the sheriff saying he wants body cam
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footage to be public. take a listen. >> we want the body camera footage made public. some people have falsely claimed that my office has the power to do so. that is not true. only a judge can release the video. our county will file a motion in court hopefully monday to have the footage released. >> paul, what's the disconnect here? >> so it is north carolina. the policy there is that video can be disclosed or released, and there are different procedures for each. the sheriff can disclose video on his or her own, that means they can allow family members to see the video, but family can't keep the video. there has to be a court order for the video to be released. judges have a lot of discretion, they can release part of it or blur out parts. >> listen to the family attorney describing his treatment today. >> i have never been talked to
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like i was talked to in there. mr. cox told me, grown black man, he was not bleep going to be bullied. so i walked out. >> the lack of transparency raises questions of a coverup. reportedly seven or eight officers were on scene wearing body cams. unusual that releasing video compromises an investigation, although that's a common excuse that police use when they don't want the public to see what the cops actually did. but alicia, we see more transparency recently from other departments. so in columbus, ohio, body cam video was released within hours of the shooting of ma'khia bryant. in chicago, body cam video was released shortly after the police killed adam toledo. >> paul butler, thank you so
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much for your time. joining me, jason johnson, professor at morgan state university. jason, i wanted to talk to you. i want to connect what we saw to what is happening in the country at large. this is happening in the context of a national reckoning around police reform. what i wonder watching that press conference is that if there is not enough urgency to reckon with this at the federal level, when will there be. >> it won't be. give credit to bakari sellers. what he said there in profane, none approved language is very telling. think about this. if the police are willing to say that to the lawyer representing the family after a man has been shot, how do you think they treat people on a regular basis, when there aren't cameras there, how do you think they treat people less educated, less confident, much more frustrated. i am happy to see some democrats
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and some republicans vaguely are talking about police reform. i made it clear we need to abolish policing as it currently exists. i don't think you can reform problems we have seen. if they don't do something now and in this moment, we're not only going to recognize that people don't care, right, if you're not willing to do something now, you don't care about police systemly consistently shooting african americans, you're saying you don't care about black voters. you look at the numbers, they don't correlate the crime or income or resources, they only seem to correlate to race. people that police are most likely to cuss at, shoot, and kill are actually african-american women of higher income, second largest group is african-american men who are extremely poor. has nothing to do with resources, it has to do whether we have a government that cares about this and consistent abuse of black men. >> what do you expect to hear from biden on this issue, and i wonder if you think you'll hear
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from tim scott in the republican response. >> i think first, joe biden is going to say something clear. we're not going to defund the police, not going to abolish the police because he needs to say those things politically. joe biden and democrats think it is an issue of throwing more money at the problem. you can't throw more money at the problem. currently, george floyd policing act, a great start, talks about collecting information, getting rid of qualified immunity. that wouldn't prevent somebody like derek chauvin from doing what he did to george floyd. we would have been collecting information after people die. that's why i suggest adding things like decertification to the george floyd policing act. if you're a police officer with a license, found to engage in terrible behavior, even if not convicted, we can snatch your license just like a bad teacher, bad nurse, bad lawyer, bad insurance agent. we need proactive policies, not talking about ways to collect abuse we already know is
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happening. >> and tim scott, what do you hear from him? >> i'm sorry? >> i want to know what you think you'll hear from tim scott on this question. >> oh, yes. and tim scott, look, tim scott has already said, he said this in an interview last year, tim scott says qualified immunity, getting rid of it is a nonstarter. he said i think god made me a republican and conservative black man to make a moment in these times. i don't think tim scott will offer much of anything. most of what the republican party has been saying is we need to collect more data, we need to give more money to police officers, it is a difficult job, black people need to learn to follow directions, even though it is a game of simon says, police tell them to do things and shoot them anyway. i don't expect much from tim scott. what he may do legislatively, he is a republican democrats can talk to. his attack on joe biden is that. he will say his speech doesn't accomplish anything, it is terrible leftwing nonsense, say it is attack on the police.
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tim scott publicly is always a cheerleader for the hard right of the republican party, even if privately he is a reasonable person when it comes to policy. >> appreciate you sticking around. thanks so much. aoc speaks out on progressives and biden's first 100 days. and self proclaimed grim reaper mitch mcconnell blames democrats for objection. and later, where's the beef. the walk back from fox on beef, beer, and biden. on beef, beer, and biden. al boost helps protect teeth against everyday acids. pronamel boosts enamel's natural absorption of calcium and phosphate - helping keep teeth strong, white and protected from sensitivity. new pronamel mineral boost [ heavy breathing ] allergies with nasal congestion overwhelming you? breathe more freely with powerful claritin-d. claritin-d improves nasal airflow two times more than the leading allergy spray at hour one. [ deep inhale ] claritin-d. get more airflow.
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democrats making the same ask. joining me now, one of the organizers of the house letter, congressman joe neguse from colorado. what are you asking president biden to include? >> well, good to be with you. we in short are leading an efforts, folks from districts asking the biden administration to utilize -- [ inaudible ]
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by lowering eligibility age, improving benefits, and finally empowering medicare to negotiate drug prices. common sensory forms, broadly supported by the american people. president biden fought his entire career to expand access to health care. we think it is a great opportunity to build. >> your audio is coming in and out. i want to try to stick with you. we'll see, if not, we'll come back and get you after the break. in your letter, you asked president biden and vice president harris to fulfill the commitments they made to voters on health care. you write that 65% of americans are in favor of lowering eligibility age. have you heard back from the white house? >> sorry, your audio is cutting in and out. >> we are having problems in both directions. we're going to try to get it fixed, come back to you. may see you in a few minutes, ahead, burgers, beers, biden, and fox news correction next. ,
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today fox news forced to issue a rare correction for their false reporting on president biden's climate plan. take a look. >> on friday, we told you about a study from the university of michigan to give some perspective on president biden's ambitious climate change rules. that research from 2020 found that cutting back how much red
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meat people eat would have a drastic impact on harmful greenhouse emissions. the data was correct but a crypt incorrectly declared it was part of a plan for dealing with biden's climate change. that is not the case. >> the original fox story claimed biden was essentially launch aguiar on meat, falsely claiming biden would force americans to cut 90% of red meat from their diets, limiting them to about one burger a month that is not true. fox based its story on an academic story from before biden even became president. but the fax didn't stop them on fox. >> say goodbye to your burgers. if you want to sign up for the biden climate agenda. that's the finding of one study. >> they can't have a steak on the grill or hamburg attorney grill july 4th weekend. you're going destroy what, agriculture? you're going to destroy the cow industry, the beef industry, distributors, knock-on effects.
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americans are gearing up for biden's big speech to congress on wednesday, and today in the senate, mitch mcconnell insisting that it's up to democrats to be bipartisan on infrastructure. >> now is the time we learn whether democrats really want to jump-start actual public works projects, or whether infrastructure was only ever intended as a wrapping paper for unrelated gifts to the far left. >> meanwhile, congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez congratulating biden, noting he has exceeded progressive expectations in his first 100 days. >> i do think that biden administration, president biden has definitely exceeded expectations that progressives
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had. i'll be frank. i think a lot of us expected a much more conservative administration. the active invitation and willingness and collaboration with progressives in his first 100 days or almost 100 days has been very impressive. >> see how biden frames these issues in that big speech on wednesday night. we're also going to be watching how jamal bowman, who was offering the progressive rebuttal, whether or not his feelings square with ocasio cortez's. some guests taking home the gold. travon free winning for his short film "two distant strangers", about a black man trying to get home to his dog being killed by the same police officer over and over again. i talked to free about it this weekend. recently, ari melber interviewed the lead actor in the film
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"rapper joey badass." >> the project resonated with me being a black man in america, and oftentimes feeling like there is not much alternatives to finding justice or even hope. >> we as black people in this country, we live between the poles of those emotions, right. so we can find ourselves one moment having the time of our lives with our friends, laughing it up, having a great time. and we can walk outside and minutes later be shot dead by a police officer. >> dug up this fun post from 2013, free with an armful of other awards tweeting again in 2013 "now all i need is my oscar and i can retire. ari also had a chance to talk to pop superstar h.e.r. who won the oscar for best original song
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from the moviemovie. >> clearly not much has changed since he was speaking out against these things. it's our responsibility to continue his work. >> a big congratulations to all of last night's winners. that does it for me. ari melber is back tomorrow. a reminder, you can catch me every weekend, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. eastern on "american voices." "the reidout" with joy reid is up next. moment the conviction of derek chauvin gave us hope and brought a sliver of relief to so many around the country. that now feels like a distant memory. roughly 24 hours after tuesday's verdict, it felt like reality came crash back down on us. on wednesday in virginia, isaiah brown was shot multiple times by a deputy. brown was unarmed and remains in critical condition.

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