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overwhelmed new york city new yorkers every night at 7:00 would lean out their windows and make noise do you think health care workers. tomorrow essential workers will be the focus of the cities first ticker tape parade since the before times. hospital personnel pressure sponsors transportation employees city workers small businesses education childcare providers many other workers who kept the city afloat during the rest of the pandemic will be honored. 14 floats traveling along the canyon of heroes on broadway to city hall. the grand marshal will be sandra lindsey the nurse from the hospital in queens who was the first to get the pfizer vaccine in december and that is all happening tomorrow in new york city. that is going to do it for us here tonight i will see you again tomorrow and now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. good evening. >> good evening. that is a well deserved parade and it is simply the beginning
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of things that should be going on for years. >> exactly. you know it? the candidate heroes is such a fascinating history but it's a national honor and such a new york thing and i think it's going to be a big deal and very moving. >> ticker tape? the stuff doesn't actually exist anymore. are they going to be throwing any kinds of paper out the windows? >> if my experience going to the women's world cup team coming home for their decorative parade of mics brands like that is anything to go by tomorrow it is a huge glorious mess with all kinds of stuff that's an identifiable as anything of any confetti. part of the process is it gets cleaned up. it's a well oiled machine. we >> are still going to quote ticker tape? there's no reason to change that. >> exactly. that's right. >> thank you, rachel. it is going to happen again. republicans are going to try to
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steal a presidential election again. that's what they're basically telling us they're going to do. that's what they're publicly planning to do with new election laws in some states that make it easier for republicans to overturn the results of an election. democrats in texas have won a huge victory on this front in forcing republicans to drop a provision on overturning elections from that new election law that republicans are trying to pass in texas. some of those democrats who got that one in texas will be joining us later in the hour. republicans have more wins than democrats this year on election laws. donald trump's attempts to steal the election, his attempt to steal the election, was never about getting more votes than joe biden. he knew it wasn't possible. getting more votes than hillary clinton was impossible for
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donald trump. the trump steel is all about getting more electoral votes and future republican attempts to steal presidential elections will be based on the counts are like weakness that controls presidential elections. the electoral college. our first guest tonight recently interviewed scholars around the world, some that find it laughable that the united states called a stealth a democracy while maintaining the electoral college. we already know what donald trump did to steal the electoral votes in the state of georgia. now we have a new report of donald trump trying to steal electoral votes of the state of arizona and donald trump had succeeded in his criminal attempt as he put it to find votes in those states. he still would've lost to joe biden by at least 6 million votes. he could've storm the presidential election. thanks to the electoral college if you could pick up a few more states.
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georgia's fulton county district attorney is using a criminal grand jury to conduct what is the single most important criminal investigation of donald trump in history because of its focus on the most consequential crime donald trump has ever tried to commit, stealing the 2020 presidential election. a similar criminal investigation might be underway tonight in arizona. if only lifelong republican had decided to answer his phone. the arizona republican reports then president donald trump try to speak directly with the chair of the maricopa county board of supervisors in the weeks after the november 2020 election as his allies sought to change the election results in a state he narrowly lost to democrat joe biden. donald trump called lifelong republican clinic man twice, they're a white house operator.
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it's reported his phone rang 8:30 pm on new year's eve, while he was on a date with his wife and friends in north central phoenix. he didn't recognize the number of carrying washington d.c.'s area code and let me go to voice mail. hickman quickly listen to the message. white house switchboard wanted him to call back so he could talk to the president, he recalled in an interview with the arizona republic. hickman did not return the call and later deleted that voice mail, he said. three days later, news broke of trump's january 2nd phone call with georgia secretary of state brad raffensperger in which trump encouraged him to find enough votes to reverse trump's narrow lost their. hickman recalled listening to the leaked audio of that hour-long phone call on january 3rd after the washington post and other media outlets published the recording. i was horrified, hickman said. that same night, at 9:42 pm,
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approaching midnight in washington 9:42 pm, his phone doesn't agai. it was the same area code. he let it go to voice mail again. here is that voice mail from the white house operator on january 3rd. >> hello sir. this is the white house operator. i was calling to let you know that the presidents available to take your call if your free. if you could please give us a call back, sir, that be great. have a good evening. >> the man who could not get that phone call returned held a grotesque rally in florida on saturday night, under a boundary namely event we reserve-palooza. that plane was hired by an anti trump pack. with the state of florida and mourning over the deadly building collapse where workers are still searching the rubble. america's most heartless bulgarian held a celebration of himself, even after republican governor of florida who polls higher than donald trump in florida said the event should
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be rescheduled. manhattan prosecutors are no happier about the rally then possibly any of the people within a small range wrenched crowd in attendance because donald trump talked about the criminal indictments against his company and his chief financial officer allen weisselberg. donald trump said they go after good hardworking people for not paying taxes on a company car. those are his exact words. the indictment says it was not a company car. donald trump then went on to say don't expect this to be coherent, you didn't pay taxes on the car or company apartment, used an apartment because you need an apartment because you have to travel with too far, where your house is. so, donald trump is saying allen weisselberg needed a free apartment in manhattan because
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he had a house in a new york suburb, which is filled with people who commute to manhattan every day, and they don't get anything called a company car, or any car paid for illegally by donald trump. imagine donald trump on the witness stand and allen weisselberg's trial after being subpoenaed by the manhattan district attorney. if he says things like that, ellen weisselberg is going to be found guilty and donald trump could be found guilty of perjury or specifically indicted himself for his own participation in tax fraud. donald trump also mentioned these words exactly. education for your grandchildren, i don't even know, do you have to? this anyone even know? the answer to that stuff? we he posed that tax question to his sadly ranger and people in the audience. want to know if they know
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whether you have to pay taxes on $347,000 in private school tuition payments for your grandchildren. here's someone who donald trump can ask about that. >> i know more about taxes than any human being that god ever created we. >> ellen weisselberg is doing whatever a criminal defendant is supposed to do, he's not saying a public word, not one. allen weisselberg as he remains silent, he watches donald trump will, help the prosecutors who are trying to put ellen weisselberg in prison. it may also be donald trump's continued public ranting is part of why joe biden's job approval polls are so strong, continued contrast with donald trump probably helps joe biden and those president biden's
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continued leadership in the most important job the president can have, we making americans safe. here's president joe biden today. >> because of our wartime effort to administer 300 million shots in arms of his hundred 50 days, more than 182 million americans have received at least one shot, including nearly 90% of seniors, and 70% of adults over the age of 27. by the end of this week, we will have reached a mark of 160 million fully vaccinated americans, and that's the goal i set in march that i am thrilled we are going to hit just a few days after july 4th. the bottom line is the virus is on the run, and america is coming back. we are coming back together. >> leading off our discussion tonight ezra klein a columnist for new york times wary host the podcast the ezra klein show, the author of the new york times bestseller why we are
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polarized, also joining us tonight eugene robinson, a columnist for the washington post. he's a known msnbc political analyst, and eugene, let me begin with you and allen weisselberg sitting at home in silence. he has felt the handcuffs on his wrists. he knows what that feels like. and there is donald trump out there making comments that help the prosecutors case against allen weisselberg, and allen weisselberg eventually has to make the decision, do i cooperate with these prosecutors against someone who does not seem to be cooperating with me, allen weisselberg? >> exactly. when the dutchman first came down, i wondered, is this really enough leverage to get weisselberg to flip on trump? let's be honest, to give prosecutors information about activities or actions on the
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part of the former president trump, the prosecutors that might be interested in. i wasn't quite sure, not but i think weisselberg, having heard the president weaken his case, we can his defense, might be rethinking, and might be wondering just how far on this limb he wants to be, if the president is going to continue to undercut him, potential lines of defense he might have. he could end up in jail, but seriously information his age. >> ezra, as i read arizona's new reports about the trump attempt to steal the election there, that was blocked only by someone returning his call, i was reading it in tandem with your recent piece about democracy itself in this country, and the central flaws, to put it mildly, in our
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democracy. the electoral college which is what the election schemes are all about. there is no scheme to pick up an extra find me an extra 7 million votes. there is no scheme along those lines it was just can't we find the votes in these pockets of the electoral college, and can we find them illegally that could reverse this? that's all thanks to this original design of the electoral college. >> this is an extraordinary thing about our system. when you talk to scholars from abroad, they are baffled by it. they look at you like a crazy new explain, or they already know it. they talk to you like you are crazy when they're trying to ask you why. i want to note something you've given me a wonderful opportunity to talk about this. something else we've here that's very unusual, is our election administration is partisan. in other countries, the people donald trump would be calling are not appointees of the republican party, and aren't
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republicans who ran for office as in the case of the georgia secretary of state. they are nonpartisan city officials who are outside the two party system, do not have ambitions to succeed in a party, and are simply administering elections for the sake of elections. one thing going on right now, the series of bills people know very well, ideologues to not let the bring water to people waiting in line, but also a series of bills to further politicized election administration to bring it further under the control of republican legislators. if i remember the number right here, 28 bills in the past 14 states criminalizing politicizing or otherwise giving republican legislators more power over elections, which in that is also unusual. it's a compounding vulnerability in our system built the top electoral college, outcomes like the ones we've seen in elections. if i'm over the number here is in the like if you flip 22 or 24,000 votes in a couple of states, you could've gotten an electoral college tie which trump then would've won in the house of representatives.
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so having republican parties in officials running elections, where you that have margins of that narrow because of electoral college, not because of the voters, is an extraordinary vulnerability in our system. we >> jeanne, halfway to the electoral college time would be picking up georgia and arizona and trump just needed to get wisconsin and michigan, and you have that tie, that crazy thing we've never seen before brought to you by the founders without the electoral college with such a great idea, and we i've been an election observer in a foreign country wants. the best you can do is say i didn't see any irregularities. it can't know it happened in every single voting spot in the country, we write a little report in the effects if you don't see any. >> by weeks after you leave forgot have another meeting, called an electoral college, we would've said we can't sign anything in this is
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outrageously anti-democratic. >> yeah, i watched the elections in argentina, peru and i saw a irregularities i didn't see anything as weird and flat out undemocratic, and representative as the electoral college, full stop. i just didn't. i actually have faith in the elections that i did see. even those that have very fragile democracies at the time. the results we got was the vote of the people. and that is not the case here. if joe biden could've won this election by millions of vote and lost in the electoral college. the question is what is to be done?
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this is a fixture in the constitution, it's there in it, it will be very difficult to get rid of. it's hard to figure out a path to getting rid of it. there's a series of devastating defeats that leave or democrats in charge. >> as raul, you luminescent something that i've never really focused on before because we have this phrase that we are the oldest democracy in the world. you and democracy experts around the world chuckle because they say well you might have started voting but for other countries, but it was only white men that were allowed to do it, and there are many other countries that granted women the right to vote long before the united states, so they count us as one of the youngest democracies. >> we are a very young, inclusive, democracy.
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by the standard of a democracy in 1800, were pretty old, but by the standards of democracy in 2020 we are not an old democracy. it is important to take this point very seriously. when you see these kinds of efforts to reverse elections, to move who can vote, to change who can vote to put these impediments in front of people, these are not some alien plans taking root in american republican soil. that is the point that scholars are trying to say, we have traditionally been a [inaudible] democracy. a liberal state, in the -- we give traumatic rights to summon not to others. the effort to turn the clock on this has a deep soil. this is not trying to make america something that it has never been, it's trying to make america something that it has been. a true, multi ethnic democracy
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that we have been for the last decade since the civil rights act. that is a recent development in american politics in american society, so it is contested, younger things are more likely failures. watch that's one of the reasons why we have to be worries about what the republicans are doing. but i am optimistic about what some democrats are doing. there is a party in this country that is currently in power, nationally, that is trying to dramatically expand democracy, you're not just seeing a part of a dominant power trying to choke off democracy are trying to see joe biden and the democrats pass bill. if they pass them, we will see. but they want to expand democracy in this country. that could be an optimistic friend to the story. >> as reclining eugene robinson, thank you both for starting us off tonight. >> thank, you lawrence. >> coming up, our republican congressman says he believes some of his colleagues,
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republican colleagues, actually knew that the january 6th attack on the capital was coming. the fbi released new violent video today in the hope of arresting more of the trump mob who attacked the capital. congressman eric swalwell joins us next. l join us next. (vo) singing, or speaking. reason, or fun. daring, or thoughtful. sensitive, or strong. progress isn't either or progress is everything. with voltaren arthritis pain gel my husband's got his moves back. an alternative to pain pills voltaren is the first full prescription strength gel for powerful arthritis pain relief... voltaren the joy of movement
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months since a violent trump mob stormed the capitol injuring 144 police officers in their mission to among other things, overturn the presidential election and while they were added, hang the vice president of the united states. the fbi has arrested more than 500 of the now accused criminals. today the fbi requested the public's help in identifying 11 more suspects. the fbi released 11 new videos which, i must warn you, show
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graphic violence at the capitol. in one video, a suspect in black jacket in red hood struggles with an officer in an attempt to remove his baton from the officer's hand. and another video, a suspect wearing a blue trump hat lunches at an officer attempting to grab the officers baton, the suspect yells this is our house, while charging at the officer. we have another video shows a suspect in a black sweatshirt and a yellow hat pulling a police officer to the ground by the neck. and another video shows a suspect wearing clear safety goggles and a blue trump hacked lunging at capitol police officers. a federal judge rejected jacobs knew request to be released to
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an undisclosed secure location with his family in phoenix, arizona, because the judge said defense council has not provided any information to the court regarding that secure location. he's the man who served two years in the navy invaded the capitol wearing horns. republican congressman adam king zinger told the new york times that he suspects some members of congress, republican members of congress, were aware of what was going to happen on january 6th, quote i won't name names but yes i do have that suspicion if you have members of congress who are involved in nurturing and insurrection, heck yeah, we need to know. congressman eric swalwell says this about the january 6th attack in his new book, and game, inside the impeachments of donald j trump. quote, little has been more maddening post-january six then
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to hear police leadership declare that they didn't have intelligence justifying a tighter security posture. in the week leading up to the certification of the electoral college result, a number of family and friends reached out to me, expressing concern for my safety. to be clear, these are people who did not have security clearances were access to intelligence briefings. they were using their common sense and we're reading with their own eyes that donald trump was assembling, inflaming, and inciting a mob to come to washington and stop the steal. social media post by, members of the proud boys, oath keepers and other white nationalist groups had made it plain clear that they intended violence on the sixth. joining us now is democratic congressman eric swalwell of california he's the member of the intelligence committee and the author of endgame inside the impeachments of donald j trump.
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eric swalwell thank you so much for joining us, i really appreciate it. i want to get your reaction to the fbi's release of new video today which always shows us a new perspective on just how violent this was, and shows us that they are still going after suspects who they have not identified asking the public's help. >> lawrence, it shows that this indeed was the largest crime committed in the united states, when it's all said and done, there will never have been more criminal indictments from a single incident. this proves this idea that this was just a day in the park, or tourist incident. donald trump incited and inflamed and invited this mob here. i'm convinced that if donald trump did not do that, these folks, otherwise, would have never come. but for donald trump, january six does not happen. second, lawrence, and this is important for your viewers, we can all play a rule by going through the fbi twitter and
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facebook accounts and re-posting and retweeting these videos and play our own civic duty and making sure that those who participated that day are held accountable. i can't retweet those videos enough, to try to do my part to bring in justice. >> your book is about the impeachment of donald trump the second impeachment was all about one day, january six and i guess in other ways, it was also about what led up to it and donald trump and others communications with >> that bases with january 6th. that's right also that this was entirely predictable for nearly 20 days leading up to the six. donald trump's campaign and associates spent $50 million on stop the steal campaign ads. and they stopped paying for them on the sixth. we had every intention to bring this mob to the capital and aim it at lawmakers as we are
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counting the votes. one bit i put in the book that was surprising to me is we are setting up and getting ready for the impeachment trial a couple days before it started. a 90 help dusk came and put up printers, coffee machines, laptops, and they told us with a net work was reduced as managers and i think i thanked the team act they set it up and i said you guys set this up in record time considering we impeach donald trump. the young i keep professional said, sir, to be honest, we are the team that did impeachment number one. we left all the infrastructure up because we figured you'd all be back. it was always predictable this would happen. >> that really is an amazing story. >> he wasn't saying it to be funny, he was saying as, we figured you guys would come back knowing donald trump. >> by the way, when you came
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back, this was a very different thing. it was an impeachment about the essence of the work of congress. we've never seen any grounds for impeachment, anything like that, even vaguely like that in history, never suggested by anyone. what was that like to represent in that trial? >> we were in a unique position where we were the victims, but also the prosecutors we were at the scene of the crime which is served as the courtroom. lawrence, many of us are processing our own trauma as we are putting this case together. there were times when managers and staff members would get quite emotional as we were going through our presentation rehearsal sessions because we were watching the video footage we had seen for the very first time. all of us get our best to hold it together when we're on the senate floor, knowing the task
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we had in front of us, that in some ways it's cathartic for us to experience that as managers and process what happened in our own individual way. >> eric swalwell, a witness to history on january 6th entering the impeachment trial. his new book is and game, inside the impeachments of donald j trump. congressman, thank you for joining us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> coming up, texas republicans now claim they have absolutely no idea how a provision on overturning elections became part of their republican voter suppression bill. two texas democrats who blocked that bill will join us next. bill will join us next. everything felt like a 'no.' everything. but then ray went from no to know. with freestyle libre 14 day, now he knows his glucose levels when he needs to... and...when he wants to. so ray...can be ray.
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election. election legislation, the democrats managed to block by staging a walk out of the texas house of representatives and denying to pass the bill. the houston chronicle reports that texas state representative travis cloudy and state senator ryan hughes, the chief authors of a bill now claim they have absolutely no idea how the provisions about overturning elections ever got added to the bill. he's now saying that making it easier for texas judges to overturn elections, quote, would be horrendous policy and it would never be healthy for the democracy. texas republicans knew all about it during the debate on the house floor because our next guests stressed that very issue. >> are you okay with the judge being able to overturn an election? perhaps your own election?
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simply because the math says that, well, we think there are some illegal votes. >> think about that. your election could be overturned without the other side being required to prove actual voter fraud. >> do we want to throw out our ability to let the voices be heard through elections because if we pass this resolution, we no longer have to prove voter fraud to throat an election result. we can simply do it. with >> the texas legislator will reconvene on thursday to reconsider the bill, and republican authors of the bill now say with that horrendous policy, that particular her and his policy will not be in the bill. joining us now texas state representatives john bucy and julie johnson. thank you both very much for joining us tonight, and representative johnson, let me begin with you. are we ever going to find out who put this mystery provision
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in the bill? we >> know exactly who put that provision in the bill. republicans in the senate. they put that provision in the bill and send it over to us in the house, and they did it unfortunately with about 11 hours left of the legislative session. they slip it in at the last minute. we didn't get the bill until 4:52 on sunday when the clock expired midnight we. they know exactly what they were doing, and they're trying to get democrats islip at the wheel. fortunately, we are playing good tension and didn't let it happen. >> representative bc, and representative johnson, let me congratulate you on your win here and forcing this out of the bill. if you hadn't drawn attention to it as you did, we they would've been clearly trying to hold on to this provision. but representative john bucy, i'm surprised what is this? are they actually embarrassed
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about it? are they capable of embarrassment? why are they giving up on this provision? we >> they run policy throws and tried to do it overtime. they thought that they do it again here. we made it clear what they were doing, and now the president everyone is covering, this the realize how about this policy is. they're trying to walk it back and not own it. i think it just shows our walkout and breaking quorum is paying dividends already. >> representative johnson, other legislators, georgia and, others are trying to put in these provisions about what happens after people vote. but can we do after the votes have been cast to continue to control the outcome of the election? they strike me as the most terrifying things in any of these, laws and you have managed to defeat this one in texas, as i said that must feel like a huge win at least on that provision. >> it is a huge win.
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that provision was critically important. they changed the standard of proof one has to prove and they removed any evidence of actual fraud to overturn an election. by a standing up, walking out taking the stand sweet it is democrats, i'm glad we were able to highlight the absurdity this provision would bring on our democracy. it's huge for our elections and huge for the voters of texas and hopefully other states will pay note as well and not try to do this in their states either. >> representative bucy, i have to say when i saw the walk out, it was dramatic. it was important. it stopped the clock. it felt from distance all it was doing was stopping the clock and at some point that clock was going to start again from the same tremendous disadvantage democrats have on that legislator. while that clock has been stopped, he did get this win at least. >> absolutely. we've seen this provision taken,
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out the attack on sunday voting hours which is really an attack on the polls which is common in the south among our african american voters and communities. that's a provision they also want back. we are seeing multiple wins here. our caucus, all 67 democrats in the texas house are committed to continuing this fight to fight for all the voting rights for people of texas. >> representative johnson, what's remains in the struggle ahead over this legislation? >> well, the governor has called us and for a special session. we start on thursday. they still have not issued the call and they have not, we have not seen the newly filed bill. obviously, we will have to see what they're going to put forward on the table and what they're going to file, see if these provisions are in or out or what other crazy things have come up with to try and put in this bill. or if we are going to take the let's pass a reasonable with the house offering reasonable amendments, we have the time in our process of the house, we
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will see if any of those in amidst make it back into this version. we need to see where they actually try to do, and fortunately the democratic caucus for united, we are ready to fight whatever means necessary to make sure we have a fair elections bill for the people of texas. if that means breaking quorum, that means breaking quorum. if that means offering 1 million amendments, and everything else, arguing and debating, we are willing to do everything necessary to make sure we have a fair elections process. >> texas state representatives john bucy and julie johnson, i am in awe of the power you have exercised from your position in the minority in that legislator. it's been an amazing thing to watch. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you, lawrence. >> thank you so much. >> and coming up, a farmworker died in oregon last week where temperatures monday but of 115. cofounder of the united farm workers dolores huerta will
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>> that was presidential biden doing something most of us never get to do. he was thanking the farmworkers at a cherry farm in michigan. i'd california blueberries this weekend, but i didn't get a chance to thank shelby who took this picture from where she was harvesting blueberries in california where it was 104 degrees. i had california strawberries and i think it thank any of the farm workers who were working in record heat this season to deliver those strawberries. sebastian francisco perez, a 38-year-old farm worker in oregon died last week when temperatures rose above 115 degrees in oregon. if you had watermelon on the
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4th of july, you can thank samuel, mario, antjuan who are hard at work in 105-degree weather. joining us now is democratic congressman raul ruiz of california, he is the chair of the congressional hispanic caucus. also i position. also with us dolores huerta, she is the cofounder of the united farmworkers of america with cesar chavez and she is now and always will be my hero. dolores, let me begin with you and the question of what this heat wave means for the already difficult work that farmworkers are doing. >> we know it's something farmworkers always have to suffer, put up with the heat and only california and washington state are the two states that don't have any kind of provisions. they have to be [inaudible]
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we have not only farmworkers, in canada, we know this global warming is a big threat especially to farmworkers. unfortunately many employers are farmworkers are not out there with the farmworkers. they have offices with air conditioning, in san francisco and los angeles. farmworkers are definitely being threatened by global warming, by what's happening out there. they're not taking care of it where they should be. >> congressman ruiz cfc respective's on this. one as a member of congress, another as a public health expert. tell me what you are seeing in how this heat wave affects the farmworkers. >> thank you, lawrence. let me say wouldn't honor it is
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to be on with dolores huerta. it's like a dream come true like a son of farmworkers as myself. i want to thank or on behalf of my parents and all the parents with calloused hands and minimum rest, thank you for all you've done to make life better for us. we have so much more to do. as a physician, i've taken care of farmworkers in the emergency department. many of them may have deficiency problems, diabetes, they come in with a diabetic coma because of the hydration. this is very serious. farmworkers are more likely to suffer from illness and die from heatstroke. in 2018, a 40-year-old father of three in my district died from working out on the fields. it's very difficult to be able to withstand ten hours of
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working in over 100-degree temperature and in the desert and in the ballot we can reach up to 120 routinely, which we've already have. >> dolores, he does not a new problem for farmworkers. seasonal farmworkers. but it is focusing the difficulty of the work in a way many people have not had to witness before thanks to social media and other ways of getting this, that we didn't have in the past. >> there is a way to stop the illnesses. by getting them out of the field early. getting them out of the field. we have contacts back in the day. they were out of the field and their employers had to take responsibility.
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once temperatures get high, get people out of the field. you may have to hire more workers to do the work, but that's okay as long as the people aren't dying. >> congressman, in some fields there starting them in the middle of the night, so they're not exposed to it as much sun as early as 3:00 in the morning to start working in the cooler temperatures. >> in fact, we have a bill in congress introduced by congressman judy chu, illness and fatalities prevention act. that would federalize or nationalized paid breaks in all spaces, provide and make sure there's access to clean drinking water out of the fields, and to limit their exposure to the extreme heat also to hold growers accountable to initiate
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emergency services and not just send them home. there's mental status changes or illness to call 9-1-1. it's remarkable that today, we're still fighting to give farmworkers access to water and cool spaces to take breaks its 115 degrees outside. these are basic prevention's and public health measures that we can do today. >> congressman raul ruiz, thanks for joining us tonight and thank you for taking that opportunity here on this show to think dolores huerta directly. and dolores huerta, thank you once again for joining us, once again, and thank you for your life of service. we really preceded. >> thank you very much for bringing this to the attention of the public. >> thank you very much. coming up, we have an apparent winner in the race to become the democratic nominee for mayor in new york and the democratic nominee usually is the next mayor of new york.
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be here to say that they project that brooklyn borough president eric adams is the winner of the primary for mayor eric adams came in first in a large democratic field than new york city's furch's major election to use ranked choice voting. results released earlier tonight show adams, leads over catherine garcia by 800,400 votes for more than 1% of the vote. he said that while there is still some very small amounts of votes to be counted the resorts are clear, and historic, diverse, five borough coalition led by working class new yorkers has led us to victory in the democratic primary for mayor of new york. eric adams will face republican curtis in the general election
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on november 2nd. that is tonight's last word, the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. r with brian williams starts now. >> good evening once again, i'm chris dancing sitting in for brian williams. day 168 of the biden administration. tonight, elsa is now a category one hurricane and moving up florida's gulf coast. we'll have the latest updates on the storm's path in just a moment. but first tonight marks exactly six months to the day since a mob laid siege into the -- the fbi released more new videos of the january attacked as it steps up the search of some of the most violent rioters. they included those who directed law enforcement as they tried to defend the capital. the new images are disturbing and lead no questions as to whet officers were facing that day.


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