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elections and today, joy reid will write about how our history informs our present and you can read mine tomorrow, about the last 25 years and the next 25 years at msnbc.com/the next 25. that is tonight's "last word," the "11th hour with brian williams" starts right now. well, good evening. day 175 of the biden administration the day the president laid out his most passionate argument to date in defense of voting rights. in a speech delivered from the national constitution center in philadelphia, he framed the voting rights as an assault on democracy and a threat of america's future. >> the jim crow assault is real. it's unrelenting.
and we are going to challenge it vigorously. it's no longer just about who gets to vote, or make it easier for eligible voters to vote, it's about who gets to count the vote. who gets to count whether or not your vote counted at all. we are facing the most significant test of our democracy since the silver war. the confederates then never breeched the capitol as insurrectionists did on january 6th. i'm not saying this to alarm you. i'm saying this because you should be alarmed. >> president also made his most direct attack yet on the conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was somehow rife with fraud. >> in 2020, democracy was put to a test. first by the pandemic, then by a desperate attempt to deny the
reality and the results of the election, with recount after recount after recount, court case after court case, the 2020 election was the most scrutinized election in american history. in either case, neither cause nor evidence was found to under mine the historic election. the big lie is just that. a big lie. in america, if you lose you accept the results and follow the constitution, and try again. you don't call facts fake. and then try to bring down the american experiment just because you are unhappy. that's not statesmanship. that is selfishness. >> president's been under pressure from members of his own party to make a speech like this. but his rhetoric cannot over come the reality that two democratic bills meant to expand
voting rights currently have no path to get to his desk. and today's address gave no mention of calling for an end of the filibuster, the rule requiring 60 senate votes to pass legislation. some democratic lawmakers have floated the idea of exempting just voting rights bills from filibusters. npr is reporting vice president kamala harris has suggested that she talked to some about the filibuster rule. the group is pushing the senate to push federal laws to protect voting rights. >> they want to continue working with us and amplify our voices and ask us to amplify theirs. to create the pressure and the public demand for the senate to be able to a pass both these laws and get them to the president's desk. >> the texas democrats also met
this afternoon with senate majority leader shoe man and joe mansion a staunch defender of the filibuster said he will meet with the texas lawmakers on thursday. back in austin, a vote was made to track down the democratic colleagues while in the nation's capitol. while it may be texas of them, it is highly unlikely as long as they are are remaining out of the state since texas law enforcement lacks jurisdiction in d.c. meanwhile, the members of the texas senate voted to passes the same controversial elections bill that the democrats have been trying to block. on another front the house select committee investigating the 1-6 insurrection is a week away from the first hearing. house republican leader kevin mccarthy today said he is not yet decided who to name to the select committee and he has not decided whether he would appoint any republicans at all. tonight's senate democrats say
they have reached an agreement to try to move forward with a go it alone infrastructure package that is on top of the bipartisan deal. the cost of the proposal comes to $3.5 trillion. because it would be part of a budget bill, it could become law with democratic votes only. as all of this unfolds concerns of the rising number of covid cases is growing in our country. ap reporting that the number of new cases per day has doubled over the past three weeks fueled by the delta variant, slowing vaccination rates and even fourth of july gatherings. white house has now enlisted singer and songwriter olivio rodrigo to urge young people to get vaccinated. dr. fauci spoke to concerns that the special use authorization for the vaccines might suggest somehow that they are less than safe and effective. >> these vaccines are highly,
highly effective. 99.5% of people who die of covid are unvaccinated. only 0.5% of those who die are vaccinated. even though we are still under an emergency use authorization, so when we say it's still not fully approved, the data are about as good as it gets. i would be astounded, if these vaccines did not get full approval. >> with that, let's bring in our lead off guests on this tuesday evening. white house correspondent for pbs news hour, moderator of washington week, also on pbs, and sam stein a veteran journalist and mike bender, the author of this book called "frankly we did win this
election" the inside story of how trump lost. thrilled to have the three of you. thank you very much. and good evening. i would like to begin and i will refer to your judgment, some felt it was the toughest speech given in his still young presidency, though the still no mention of the filibuster rule, no challenge to mansion or sinema, how is it generally being received? >> well, i have to say, it's one of the most impassioned speech he has given throughout his presidency and maybe throughout his career. you saw the president get angry and get loud and say peddelers of lies are trying to assault democracy in america. that being said, you are right,
the reaction is yes, they are strong and powerful words we want to hear that. but when you hear civil rights activists and others who want to see more action they say they need more action. republicans are moving in quick and efficient ways to introduce hundreds of bills now. hundreds of bills to change the way that americans vote. and i interviewed the president of the naacp, an organization on right now that is offering to pay the bail of texas lawmakers if they are arrested. and he told me, yes, it's good to hear the president. but what he wants to see is a change to the filibuster. he wants to see the biden administration take more action and the president along with democrats and especially ly democrats in the senate is figure out a way to pass voting rights legislation, a number of organizations are going litigation route, suing and trying to stop it in the courts. as you have reported on this show, the supreme court has upheld some of the laws already, especially the ones in arizona.
so these organizations want to see more action, though they say the speech was powerful and important and was needed. >> sam stein, what she just described sounds like something less than a fair fight. one team is way out ahead, the other seemingly playing catch up, in the real world, what's the real chance of some sort of carve out of the filibuster rules for voting rights legislation? >> well, it's, it's not great. the same calculus that has befuddled the white houses and democrats on filibuster rules exists there. not only does biden oppose it, there's not 50 senate democrats who support it either. there's a bit of momentum coming behind this specific idea of a carve out for voting rights laws or election laws. we saw james clyburn a prominent house democrat, in leadership,
obviously, a very important endorser of joe biden in the campaign tell our colleague, calling on biden to endorse the path forward. i would not dismiss the influence that clyburn has on the process. that he being said you have to convince skeptical democrats in the senate to embrace and endorse this if you want to get to 50. there's now, if you talk to them, they say, where does it stop? we make a carve out for voting rights and now what's to say not for immigration and climate change and then you don't have senate rule that is pertaining to the filibuster. so the same hurdles exist for the carve out as they do overall. >> and mr. bender to you, the president took on the big lie put forward by the former president. you have talked to trump. your depictions of your discussions with trump are worth the price of admission in the book alone. does he truly in his soul
believe he won and how has the big lie, let's call it migrated over time? >> it's a good question and one that even people around trump, those closest to him, don't really know the answer to. i think one of the lines that struck me today from biden's speech, when biden wagged his finger at congressional republicans and asked -- >> all right, we have lost michael bender. we are left with a copy of the book. we will get him book. over to you, is anyone in the administration in the circle of reporting and sources that you have, resigned to the fact that accept for kind of long lead-up lawsuit thaus touched on. 2020 may be in danger because of
voter restrictions that are moving faster than the democrats? >> well, when i talk to white house sources, they tell me that they are going to just try their best to do all of the different avenues. they have not given up on the idea that congress could pass something but they also are, and they are careful, the white house is not wanting to be involved in talking about the doj, when you talk to people who are sort of white house adjacent and civil rights leaders the other option is the doj route and nominating judges to get to court and stop this. but it goes back to the fact that the supreme court has upheld some of the laws. in 2022, and 2024, the 2022 in particular, it was interesting to hear president biden mention that year and talk about the fact that there's an election around the corner and democrats know in talking to them, they will have a hard time winning. not because there's voter suppression, that has been a conversation we have been having for years. but now there's a conversation about voter nullification,
republicans are giving legislatures saying if you don't like how philly votes or the county votes, you the state legislature, you can start nullifying people's votes. that is what democrats are up against. you feel in talking to sources there's a real concern and really, anxiety when it comes to the idea that represent are cans have figured out how to use their power. you have senate minority leader mitch mcconnell acting like a senate majority lead their the way. you have republicans moving so quickly to pass these laws and democrats simply are just trying to keep up and they are having a really, really hard time and i will just say, michael bender, hopefully he comes back he was talking about the idea of have you no shame. they are under scoring the idea that republicans are trying steal election. that's their stance, when you heard the president say it today, he was trying to get at the idea, our republicans, even republicans who may disagree with him politically. are you going to let the nature of politics the nature of voting
in this country can, are you going to give it up in pursuit of the political benefit. is it worth that? >> indeed, your colleague from the press corp has been located. he is fine. michael, as you were saying the question was about his, the depth of his sincere embrace of the big lie, and how if at all it has migrated? >> yeah, that is right. well, biden is talking about questioning the, the shamelessness of congressional republicans. this book lays out methodically from start to finish about how shamelessness was the president's political superpower here and how the people around him, their biggest concern was not chaos in the white house, but that he was so desperate to hold to political power, he had become violent and reckless and unhinged. story in here, that he wanted to shoot americans who were
protesting police brutality, his own secretary of state, mike pompeo thought trump might lean in to a war in the final months in order to hold to political power. so, when, when trump is talking about, when he claims that voting rights is just effectively a loaded term as a way to encourage fraud in the elections, a sizeable portion of the base, the republican base believes him. and republican elected officials many of them don't believe him. but they think he is hit on something here by using election fraud as a motivator for the party. >> sam stein, let's talk about one of those republican elected officials and that would be leader mccarthy of the republicans in the house. we all heard him on national television say that the president was to blame for 1-6.
do you think he will take this commission for seriously as the date approaches? >> no. i think what we have witnessed here is sort of a very techtonic shift in the republican party from the day after january 6th to current day. when you heard former president trump speak over the weekend, he whitewashed what happened on the sixth and called the people engaged in the insurrection good people who were in solidarity with the police they were beating. it shows you where the i.d.is of the republican party is currently. that is january 6th was a demonstration of trumpism that should be celebrated. to be frank about it, i think the idea that kevin mccarthy is somehow going to be turned around and say, yeah, i was ernest and honest on the 7th when i blamed trump for this, and we should stack the
commission with honest brokers and investigate it sincerely. i cannot see it happening. if anything i can see him trying to under mine the commission by making a point that, you know, they may throw dirt in the screws and also, that's the last thing in mind. kevin mccarthy had a very interesting and unreported upon conversation with trump that day. that will be the focus of the commission. so he has owned interests that he needs to protect as with well. >> michael, the set pieces you write to in the book are fascinated, including and not limited to the fact that you were left alone in the oval office for 30 minutes. the trouble you could have gotten in to. the direction of our nation you could have single handedly changed if you were not trustworthy. this was about the day in lafayette park. this is about the head of the joint chiefs of staff, tough as
nails bostonian, a combat veteran and ivy league educated. milley thought trump wantsed to speak with the troops and realized how wrong he had been when milania pulled out the bible. millie muttered what the blank, and he grabbed his had and they backed away from the church. michael, fill in the blanks what else can you add about that truly untethered day in our modern american history? >> yeah, it really is, and i spent a lot of time in the book here on that day. and recreated with, i think, as we know what happened on the day. one of the things the book lays out is general milley's involvement on that day and the
role he played. he was fairly silent at the time it happened but going back and interviewing people who were in the room and talking to the president several times about 2020, and what happened on a few of the days. milley emerges as the person who had to repeatedly push back to prevent truly dangerous situations. and it is just remarkable that it's, it's mark milley, who is, the top general in the world's most powerful military. who is the guard rail for the president who wants to be violent and aggressive with protesters in major american cities. you know, one of the, i think, big impactful scenes of the book is that, is before that, when they were debating on whether to send troops, americans trained to kill and take land whether
they should be sent in to american cities to confront protesters. and mark milley points to the portion of abraham lincoln in the oval office said that man had an insurrection, what we have is a protest. >> another great set piece as described in the book. our great thanks to our starting line tonight, we did win this election, the inside story of how trump lost is just out today. our thanks for coming here and starting us off. coming up, is it fair to blame democrats for not fighting harder to protect voting rights. two guests standing by to join us. and first, why a certain former president feels betrayed by a certain supreme court justice he selected. that's just for starters.
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♪ ♪ we won the election by a landslide, we won it big. when you win in a landslide and they steal it and it's rigged. it's not acceptable. we won this election and we won it by a landslide, this was not a close election. this was a landslide. >> we won this election in a landslide. >> if you coop saying it, does it come true? it's a familiar claim the former president has hammered on before and after january 6. shocking new details in the final days of the trump administration revealed the extent that the conspiracies consumed trump and his
presidency. in the latest book, "landslide", all daily briefings were cancelled including national security briefs. all efforts to return his attention to pandemic issues, vaccine roll-outs failed. he dwelled exclusively shutting all else out. he had time for almost anybody who would feel his steal obsession. with us for more, the aforementioned journalist, michael wolf, author of "landslide," the final days of the trump white house. michael, it's great to have you and coming off fire and fury. >> nice to see you. >> it's a interesting choice of a title and an interesting choice of a time period to report on. who was running our country which we enjoy calling the greatest on earth during this period?
>>. >> well, certainly donald trump was not running the country then, all donald trump was conditionered about was that this election will has been stolen from him. this was singularly obsessed about this. this was an obsession that went beyond, this was a grand obsession. forget the big lie. i think, i you think i would prefer it to call the big loonacy, and he is the lunatic in chief. >> if you attached a polygraph to him, would it indicate that he really deep inside his soul and brain thinks he won, that he could really perhaps overturn the results? >> i'm absolutely convinced and this is from talking to anyone in his campaign, and talk to
himself, he singularly believes the thing that literally no one else believed. yes, he is delusional. >> your account of the west wing on 1/6 jaw dropping. what i remember is your depiction of ivanka, kind of walking from office to office through the west wing. she was most recently psyched to hear that their kids got in to private school in florida where they were about to relocate. she at one point suggests call in the national guard, tell the good people watching what else was going on in the west wing aside from action? >> you know, very little was going on in the west wing. i mean, it's really important to remember that there were, there was almost will nobody in the west wing from november 3rd, election day on, what you have
and a key theme, is that everyone in the white house in the campaign, even in his family is trying to get away from him. get away from this, this ludicrous effort to argue that the campaign -- that the election was stolen from him and to get away from the effort, you know, a completely, you know, out of his mind effort that he could actually -- that he could actually get this election back. so everyone has gone. everyone has fled and so, there's only a few people left in the white house. on january 6th, all of this is happening. it looks like an insurrection,
and to be honest, the white house, the president of the united states has very little idea of what is going on. >> michael wharks should the people watching know about rudy giuliani. he of the very dark bombast and darker dripping goo. the man he has become present day? >> well, first thing that they should know that he is drinking all of the time. he is -- you know, if not constantly drunk certainly buzzed throughout this period actually probably for throughout most of the trump administration. beyond that in addition to that, he is a disperate figure, he will do anything to be at the center of attention. if that involves saying anything that trump wants to hear, he will certainly do that.
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twice impeached former president was angry at one of the three justices he chose for the court and why in this quote, he kind of confirms everyone's worst fears that cavanaugh was tempermeantally unsuited for the supreme court and a disaster of a pick. >> this was the ultimate trump quid pro quo, he believed all -- so throughout the election challenge as they lost court case after court case after court case after court case, he believed they would get to the supreme court and the supreme court would hand him the presidency. why? because he had put three members of the court on to the court. so therefore they owed him. and especially cavanaugh who had been, who had that incredibly tough fight, who had been
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journalism beltway, did you learn anything that came close to tempting you to raise your hand and tell the nation or the wider world because the malfeesance you ran across was big enough, impactful enough to violate an author confidentiality agreement? >> what i know is in this book and i will say i wrote the book in just about three months. so, i rushed this book -- i rushed through the book first, because i have had quite a bit of practice writing books about trump and i how the it was important for people to know, for people to know that the president of the united states and let me be specific about this, the president of the united states is derranged.
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>> as we said, genuine passion from the president today, the associated press however pointing out quote, despite his ringing words on tuesday, he avoided any mention of trying to alter the senate filibuster rule that stands in the path of federal legislation. for more, we are happy to welcome back tonight, juanita tolliver, and michael steele former chairman of the rmc, and lieutenant governor of the state of maryland. so, juanita, it's getting tough out there. my evidence exhibit one, join me in listen willing to how our friend nicole wallace started the broadcast today. >> tragically and perhaps ironically based on how he clinched the democratic nomination, president joe biden will now forever hold the distinction of having served as president during one of the greatest roll-backs of access to the polls in recent american history. >> so, juanita, tough but fair,
it get abouts worse. here is jeff greenfield talking about the democrats. they have a majority coalition, they control the white house but the democrats are trapped in delusions of re-writing the rules while the gop figures out ways to bend them. and not to be outdone, steve schmidt today said chuck schumer is not the leader these times demand. how are democrats going to deal with the pressures, juanita? >> democrats have to get it together and the clock is ticking for them to do that. and i definitely appreciate all the commentary, especially from nicole wallace, she hit the nail on the head by having historic turnout, especially from black and brown communities and sealing the 2020 election not only for biden but democrat thes in the senate, this is how they return the favor to those very voters who we know are being targeted by at the voter suppression bills. and as i mentioned yesterday, it was going to be utterly
disappointing if biden did not layout any commitments to explicit action that he is going to take in terms of applying pressure to the democratic senate caucus to get the for the people right and the john lewis act across the finish line. and sadly that is what happened today. yes, he showed a lot of energy and enthusiasm and understanding what is at stake with the voter suppression bills. but for all the rhetoric, that failure to layout an action plan shows that he is not fully committed to doing this in a public way, in a transparent way. and i want to stressing publically i'm hoping they are working behind the scenes as hard as they worked on infrastructure to make sure their caucus falls in line so that these two important pieces of legislation, that texas state legislators are calling for, that activists across the country are calling for. so, that they get to his desk and become law.
because this barrage of voter suppression attacks from republican led state houses is going to -- is not going to stop any time soon. >> and michael, that is saying a lot about your republicans. there's no denying this is now part of, if not their entire brand. do they continue to go deep on voter suppression having been called out every one is watching now. >> question for you, brian, who is going to stop them? there's been, the republican party has not paid the price for anything. look, even losing the presidentsy in 2020, republicans look at that and go, with well that really was not about us. that was more about trump. after all, we picked up 11, 12 seats in the house and drew to a tie in the senate. so, where are the consequences? there have been no consequences for the roll-back of rights and the reordering of constitutional
norms and principals of using the white house as a grift palace and using the rnc as an atm. there's no consequence for any of that. so, to your question about what happens going forward on voting rights? who's going to stop them? the democrats? because the democrats are pining over -- over nuance and process and policy as opposed to getting in the nitty-gritty of politics. the problem the president has, he has no political cover. he can go out and give a heart moving expression of the national frustration around voting rights and the desire to do something but where is the stick? who's going to help him left -- help him levy the stick up side
republican heads that they need to. that's what we did in 2010. we leveraged against their opponent. we turned their strength in to a weakness and here, you don't have that kind of thinking around the democratic organizers to give the president the political cover so he can go out and give the high minded speech, the country applauds him, meanwhile, someone is getting their knuckles cracked at the united states senate. mansion, sinema to name a few. >> to our viewers note the passion. this is the stuff of 11:47 a.m. and not appreciatesing these guests. the voters from black and brown communities that the democrats are counting on, if all else fails. if there's no federal legislation and lawsuits are in
the courts for years to come, they are still going to count on the core voters to get to the polls no matter what. and try to embarrass the republicans at their own game. >> you cannot out organize systemic voter suppression. unless biden fights for communities, we will be looking at him and saying how did you solve it for us that our voices were heard and our votes counted? >> michael asked his share during his answer. juanita, and michael steele two good friends of the broadcast, we will do it again, thank you, folks. coming up for us, why some businesses are changing the rules. so getting high no longer stands
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texas, greg abbott, staying on brand by vowing to arrest those renegade democrats, they left the state, not for cancoon but for washington to deprive them of a quorum to kill the voter suppression law. we heard from a spokes person for governor abbott, we were suspicious about this, because she looked like the comedian blare irskin, but here is the statement nonetheless. >> i thank you so much for havings us. if we could say one thing to the texas democrats right now, we would probably say, y'all are being sneaky now, come on back to texas, okay, we are going arrest -- we got to work to do. because like governor abbott said, winners never quit and texas doesn't quit. and so, and unless their wives
or onner on their daughters have um, you know, requested a vacation in washington, d.c., like they should not be there, so we are just kind of like why are you all will? that is our view on it. here's the thing, our bill is pretty straight forward. okay. all we want to do is end drive-thru voting. end extended hours and end waiteding in the car while friend is voting and we want to end voting. and so, it's not complicated. listen, where there's a will, there's a way. and if your name is will, you are probably a white man and there will be a way to vote. so we are confused where the concern is coming from. governor abbott always said, why can't we do it like they did in medevil times and cheer the loudest, they have not figured it out over there. winning the internet again tonight to take us off the air. that was our broadcast for this
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