tv The Rachel Maddow Show MSNBC October 21, 2021 1:00am-2:00am PDT
therefore, not a surprise. but it is interesting. it will make a big difference in terms of how of us who got vaccinated get boosted when the time comes. the next step is for the cdc to do its own independent look at the data and recommendations. they'll do that tomorrow. and then once the cdc is through the process, we'll get that out to the public and to health providers as soon as they decide. so that could be as soon as tomorrow. st it could be any time in the next few days. it means that booster shots could be rolling out in a much bigger way as soon as the end of this week.
that's a big advance in terms of our nation's approach to vaccination. the white house today also put out more guidance to the states about preparing, getting ready to start vaccinating kids ages 5 and up. right now as you know, the vaccines are only approved for kids age 12 and up. but the fda and the cdc processes to approve vaccines for younger kids, those processes are well under way. they will probably come to fruition within a few weeks. the white house is trying to get people ready to get states ready to hit the ground running on that as well. so eyes on that process. tonight we're also watching a whole bunch of different news breaking in the uncomfortable venn diagram over political life and going to prison. in the past five years two, count them, two sitting members of congress have been charged with federal criminal felony charges. congressman chris collins of new york, you see on your left and congressman duncan hunter of california, both of them federal
criminal charges. they were serving in congress within the past five years. both of them republicans. both of them, interestingly, big early donald trump supporters. both of them are charged with multiple federal felony corruption counts. both of them resigned from congress in it disgrace. both were convicted on felony charges. and both of them were sentenced to prison. that said, both of them were pardoned by president donald trump. well, now we've got a third republican congressman charged while he's a sitting member of congress charged with multiple federal felony corruption charges. this time it's jeff fortin berry from nebraska. if his case goes south, congressman fortenberry won't have the donald trump republicans get out of jail free card. congressman fortenberry was araund in federal court.
he was charged formally with three felony federal charges. he said he's going to fight the charges. just being formally charged with a crime is not enough to make you have to resign from your committees. it doesn't just have to be any charge. it has to be a felony charge. not just any felony charge, it has to be that you've been charged with a felony that could result in you serving more than two years in prison. again, not a very -- not a very high low bar, right? jeff fortenberry is charged with three felonies that could put him in prison for five years. even under the not-so-strict
rules that members of congress have to abide by, he has still fallen afoul, and so he will not serve on committees anymore, including one on which he was the ranking republican member. there is no word if they're going to make him resign his seat. right now, he's off the committees. he is still continuing to serve in congress while he's under federal indictment, which is nice for him, i guess. we've got a bunch of news tonight out the great state of michigan where protesters have physically shut down, they brought a giant wrench and shut down a major high pressure petroleum pipeline. we have news from iowa tonight. a cabinet secretary from the biden administration showed up today to support john deere employees on the picket line. this is something we have not heard of in modern times. we're going to be talking about that tonight we're also, of course, expecting tomorrow that the full house of representatives is going to vote to refer steve bannon for
prosecution by the u.s. justice department. mr. bannon, the former trump provider, says he will not obey a subpoena from congress from the investigation into the january 6th attack. congress tomorrow is about to vote basically to ask the justice department to make him obey the subpoena, to criminally prosecute him and try to jail him if he continues to defy the subpoena. we're expecting that vote tomorrow. it was a party line vote in the rules committee. all republicans voted against referring him for prosecution. all democrats voted for it. because democrats are a majority in the house, we expect that even if it is just a long party
lines that criminal referral will go out tomorrow and then in the hands of the u.s. attorney in washington, d.c., which is a very rare circumstance. honestly, none of this is normal. none of this is a regular news day, but it is all cooking tonight. today in the united states senate, republican senators blocked new voting rights bill from even getting a hearing, from even getting a debate. all 50 democratic senators voted for the voting rights legislation. all 50 republican senators voted against it. but even if vice president harris had come in and given democrats 51 votes for it instead of 50, it still would not have passed because republicans filibustered this bill, which means it needs 60 votes to pass, not 50. that means it would have needed ten republican senators to join with all 50 democrats in order to get this thing passed. i -- i know what you're thinking. i can read your mind through your television. right? you're thinking, of course the bill didn't get ten republican votes. of course republicans filibustered the voting rights bill. they filibuster everything. i mean, sure, if you still retain the ability to be shocked by anything, it is shocking that not a single republican would vote to even hear a bill that does things like make voting -- voter registration easier and make election day a holiday and protect nonpartisan election
administrators from partisan pressure. it would invest in secure voting systems, require a paper trail for voting machines. it would -- this is a bill that even contains republican priorities like requiring voter i.d. but still, not a single republican senator voted for this democracy 101 kind of stuff, which we shouldn't lose the ability to be shocked by, even if it is no longer surprising. that said, there is one person who must be surprised by today's outcome, one person who may, in fact, be flabbergasted by today's tally for all i know. that person is west virginia's conservative senator joe manchin.
i don't know if there is a fainting couch anywhere near his office in the senate. they were sure this wouldn't happen. they were pushing a voting rights bill called the for the people act. the bill was, in fact, such a high priority for democrats that democrat u.k. leaders gave it the symbolic label of bill number one. in the house and in the senate. house bill one. senate bill one. the for the people act. voting rights act. it was not the for the people act. the for the people act died this summer at the hands of joe manchin. that voting rights bill for anyone that didn't have any republican support. since senator manchin is against changing the filibuster rules in any way, even for protecting the democracy, his stance on this meant that a voting rights bill would have to get ten republican votes which he insisted was possible. senator manchin said he had a plan.
the problem, according to senator manchin, is not that republicans were obstructing this for the sake of obstructionism, no the that they were wholesale against any protections for voting rights. he said it was simply that this for the people act was the wrong bill. the democrats who had written it had written it wrong. it was too broad, too partisan. shot was written in such a way that it wasn't appealing to republicans, but that was fixable. he insisted that all the other democrats had approached this the wrong way. they had written the bill wrong. if you wrote the bill right, republicans would support it. he insisted to colleagues and public and press that the other democrats had just done this the wrong way. he knew that republican supported vote rights and that, therefore, there was a voting rights bill that could get republican support if just written correctly. and then to his credit, sincerely to his legitimate credit, senator manchin put his money where his mouth was. he said, you know what? i actually know the right way to
do this. i'll write a new bill. he said he would prove his theory with the case by jettisoning. he said, no, i'll write a new bill. and the bill he came up with was not everything that democrats wanted. but, you know, if this was the bill that would not only get joe manchin's approval for, he said he could get republicans on board to vote for it to pass, then democrats put aside their objections and decided they're on board. senator manchin set out to find ten republican senators that would vote for it. he told reporters, i've been working across the aisle with all the republicans, trying to get people to understand that's the bedrock of our democracy and
accessible, fair, secured voting. we're negotiating in good faith. we'll see what happens. today in the senate, it was his bill. it was joe manchin's voting rights bill, which he wrote specifically because he said he knew republicans would go for it. that is the bill up for a vote. this is the bill he insisted democrats get behind even though they didn't like a lot what was in it. a voting rights bill had to be bipartisan and should be bipartisan, and this was the bill that could get republican votes. not a single republican vote for this bill today. not one. there was reporting today, a provocativ reporting that senator joe manchin is considering leaving the democratic party. if he left the democratic party
and either became a republican or started caucusing with the republicans, that would put the sna the in republican -- under republican control. it would be seismic. after that report in mother jones today, senator called the story -- bull pucky. reporter david corn at mother jones says he stands by his story. david corn specifically said this was not a rumor. he said that senator manchin's office knew that. a lot of stuff in the bill is not what they would call a democratic priority. as i said, i can only assume that senator manchin is shocked by this outcome. after all that negotiation across the aisle, no republicans would vote for even the bull he specifically crafted. saying that he was writing it in order to get their support.ll h specifically crafted. saying that he was writing it in ill he
specifically crafted. saying that he was writing it in order to get their support. and so a majority vote in the senate isn't enough. with the filibuster on this bill, that means you need ten republicans to vote with democrats. there is no republicans voting with democrats on even that bill. and so there is really only one path left to get any kind of voting rights protections passed. that is to change the filibuster rule so that it doesn't require 60 votes to pass something that is about voting rights to democrats can pass it with a majority of the senate without needing ten republican votes and 60 votes altogether. democrats have tried everything else. nancy pelosi the speaker on down have been saying for months that a voting rights bill is must pass legislation. senator schumer said over and over again, failure is not an option. because if democrats can't protect people's right to vote and people's access to the ballot box and they can't prevent, you know, right-wing trump supporters who don't believe in elections being decided by the will of the people, they can't find ways to protect the legislation so that those folks seize control of the infrastructure in multiple states.
that is kind of the whole ball game, right? you can't do anything else in the democracy if you can't protect the democracy. democrats are fairly united on the stakes of this legislation. he caucuses with the democrats and he is in may elected as an independent. he was the governor of maine when governor of maine. he was also an independent governor of maun main. he votes with the democrats but not always. he is one of the senators known for seeking bipartisan even when it seems hopeless to everyone else. his political brand, the way he's built.
he's also one of the senators who has become attached to the filibuster rule. i don't say that because i can read his mind. i say that because last year he said he was, quote, 100% opposed to getting rid of the filibuster rule. he said it is an essential tool for preserving the rights of the minority party in the senate. this summer as republican filibusters block democratic priorities, he described himself as, quote, very reluctant, very reluctant to end the filibuster. but look at where he is now. as today's vote on joe manchin's legislation approached, even senator king said he was coming to a new understanding on this issue. he came to the conclusion that the filibuster will need to be changed to protect voting rights, again, because the stakes are so high here. he told my colleague nicolle
wallace yesterday that, quote, democracy itself is more important than any senate rule, and going further than that, senator king took to the senate floor and delivered a lengthy erudite and impassioned, interesting, thought-provoking speech in support to have the voting rights bill. and it is worth hearing because of his moderation and his bipartisan independence. but it is also worth hearing the speech here. somebody not given to high
hyperbole to say the least, it is important to hear someone like him lay out the historical moment as he sees it. he calls it a hinge of history that will determine whether the american democratic experiment will survive. he sees them coming over the horizon. arriving since the next presidential election. something to be honest, republicans really are laying the groundwork for as we speak. what if republican lawmakers in a state under those circumstances decided they were going to pick their own state of presidential electors. yeah, it looks like the state voters picked the democrat, but the state's legislaors are republican. we the republicans who run your state think our state's vote should go to the republican. we decide who wins elections.
it's like a nightmare scenario, right? but this is what donald trump tried to arrange after the last election. this is what president trump's allies were trying to arrange after the last election. they didn't succeed that time. senator angus king has now warned about that. he wants americans and his senate colleagues to understand that that kind of democratic backsliding, that kind of subversion of an election is not impossible or unthinkable in america. it looks like it's on its way. >> it's important to remember that most failures of democracy as we look at history started with legitimate elections. but once in office, the leader manipulated the electoral process to consolidate the hold on power. just as was attempted last
winter. the control and reach of the state is terrifying. truly terrifying. ask the uighurs in china or russia if you can find any alive. russia, turkey, venezuela, and hungary are all examples of the slide from democracy into authoritarianism that has happened just in our living memory. just in our lifetimes. this is not a theoretical threat. we've seen it already happen in our lifetime. they still have elections, but it doesn't mean. what if in 2024 a partisan legislature in a swing state and they are giving themselves this
power right now a partisan legislature in a swing state vote stos override the election results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington?r stos on results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington?s stos o election results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington? stos election results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington?t sto election results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington?o sto election results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington?overr results in their state and send their own preferred set of electors to washington? only raw power prevails. the peaceful transfer becomes a distant memory. and as peaceful transfer becomes a distant memory. >> get yourself a senator that can speak like that to an issue like that on the floor of the united states senate. senator angus king, independent of maine, urging his colleagues to save the american experiment by passing the freedom to vote act. it did not pass today. it did not get a single republican vote today.
democratsive cyst -- democrats insist they're not finished. president biden reached out to senate democrats ahead of the vote to express support. he sort of trying to use presidential juice on. this the white house still calling it a must pass priority. it can be done. they just to too agree to another change in filibuster rules. it would require another change in the filibuster rules so voting rights bill can pass with a simple majority. joining us now is the senator from maine, senator angus king. thank you for making time to be here with us. >> thank you. it's worse today. today was a procedural vote to
begin voting on the right. it wasn't about voting on the bill. they didn't want to talk about the bill. i think that really, really makes a difference, and it's -- it was -- it was -- i guess you shouldn't say shocking. but to have them simply say we just don't want to have that in the voting rights, what a turn around. i think it was 2006, the voting rights act was reinvigorated or revoted by something like 96-0. it's not going to happen today. >> it was in march of this year you wrote an op-ed to the "washington post." you said what happens depends how republicans play their hand, meaning if they allow for common commonsense voting rights bills to pass and other come promices there would be no reason to
filibuster it and carve out other issues. it's seven months down the road now. how do you think the republicans have played their hand? >> it was a group of sort of -- a rump group from both sides that negotiates the major infrastructure bill, for example, that got 69 votes. that was a major accomplishment. but today as an indication -- and what really bothers me, rachel, is quite often you'll have these votes, you know, procedural votes slowing things down, and then you'll have negotiations. it happens on the c.a.r.e.s. act. but then there was two or three weeks of negotiations. we ended up with a really good bill. it passed unanimously. what is happening now is there seems to be no forthcoming discussion from the republicans. no interest in any part of the bill that we voted on today. as you point out, it was a
compromised bill work worked out by joe manchin, former secretary of state, a guy who really believes in voting rights. they're not coming back with any further discussion.state, a guys in voting rights. they're not coming back with any further discussion. it only works if they both agree, if both of the parties are willing to meet at the table. if they just use it as pure unadulterated obstruction which is what happened today, then, you know, that's when as you pointed out, i say, you know, democracy has to trump a rule. it's like when i worked there 40e years ago. the filibuster rule was very rarely used. now we have to have a cloture
vote for everything. i mean everything requires either a cloture vote for nominees or 60 votes nr anything substantive. that's not what the framers intended. they didn't intend a supermajority in the senate. let me give you math that i think you'll find surprising. if you add all the population together, you get 24% of the american people. so the situation we're in now is that 24% of the american people have effective veto over anything that 76% of the american people think is important public policy. i don't think that squares with democratic theory. >> senator king, when you talk with your colleagues on the democratic side of the aisle, and i'm thinking about senator sinema and senator manchin, senators who have been reluck land to allow for any other new change to the filibuster rule even on issues like this, are
they open to persuasion on this issue? i wanted to talk to you tonight in part on your credibility on this issue because you've not been somebody who has been willing to throw out the rule or wanted to change the rules from day one. you're a constant on this. >> the reason for my reluctance is that what is, you know, this is a doubleedged sword. what we view as obnoxious obstruction two, four, six years from now when the few hsu is on the other foot, we might view as a precious shield to protect important environmental laws or, you name it. this is a hard call.
once it goes, it goes. but i think joe manchin and kyrsten sinema may be open to change the rule and to change it in such a way that it forces debate. it allows debate. that's the whole idea. it is supposed to be unlimited debate, not a tool of simple obstruction. so i think we're going to be searching jeff murphy of oregon has done a huge amount of work in studying the details how to do it. norm, i think you know norm, he has a suggestion that says instead of the proponents having to get 60, the opponents have to muster 40e or 41. they have to have their people on the floor. you don't have to show up if you're against the bill. the proponents have to get to 60. so there are a lot of interesting opportunities. the talking filibuster. make people go to the floor and hold the floor. that never happens.
that -- a filibuster now is too damn easy. you pick up the phone and call the majority leader and say i filibuster this bill. that's it. 60 votes. you don't have to hold the floor. you don't have to do anything. there is space to allow protection to the minority, but wouldn't allow the minority to effectively have a veto over important legislation in this area. if this was a policy on one issue or the other, i'm not sure where i would be. that's where it's at risk, rachel. i have never been so worried about the future of my country. if we do a cavaliers out, mitch
mcconnell will say, we'll do it in two years for the right to life or something that we consider very important. by the way, mitch mcconnell is licking his chops. he's hoping they get rid of the filibuster and then katy bar the door when he is in the majority. this is not an easy call. i want you to realize that there is -- there are a lot of really important issues that we're going to have to face in making this decision. the bottom line is we have to protect the country, protect the democracy. we can't let this wave of voter suppression and the changing of the rules as you mention happen, you know. this is fragile, and we're at a really dangerous moment. this is the most dangerous moment, i think, since 1860 in terms of the future of the country. >> senator angus king, thank you
so much for your time tonight. as i said, i know it's been a long day. a long couple days already. of thank you for here with us tonight. >> thank you, rachel. great to be with you. >> all right. much more ahead tonight. stay with us. >> all right much more ahead tonight. stay with us just think, he'll be driving for real soon. every new chevy equinox comes standard with chevy safety assist, including automatic emergency braking. find new peace of mind. find new roads. chevrolet.
this is just not normal. apparently we have to get used to it. the former president of the united states is under criminal investigation in georgia. state prosecutors are looking into whether his repeated badgering of state officials there after the election violated state laws that prohibits intimidating elections officials in the administration of their duties. former president trump's business was also recently indicted in new york state. former president trump was deposed in ten civil cases pending against him right now. related to allegations of
violence, alleged sexual assault, alleged rape, alleged fomenting of the mass attack by his supporters on january 6th. this is not normal. this is not a normal post presidency. president carter was building houses for habitat for humanity. george w. bush is quietly painting away his dark feelings. obama broke ground on his library in chicago. so far with this most recent former president, though, it's pretty much lawyer bills, subpoenas, and fbi raids, and that's about it. now today, though, we've got a new one, and it is about this. >> he owns a very large golf course here in west chester. and he went there saying the property value is $1.4 million. and we all pay our fair share of property taxes. we would like the trump national
golf club to pay their fair share as well. when he doesn't do, that it affects our roads, our schools, our police departments. >> this is from 2017. westchester county, new york, westchester county is north of new york city. the people that live there held a rare protest over the fact that trump wanted a huge discount on the tax bill for his golf course in their town. way pay our taxes, pay yours, mr. trump. our taxes are higher because you don't pay. why does donald duck his taxes? get it? donald duck. also this is a good one. i'm not a sign gal, but, geez.
what that was all about in 2017 was, in fact, a really local issue with big consequences for that town. trump has a big golf course in that town. everybody that owns property in that tax has to pay property tax. that funds services and schools. the way the town decides how much you have to pay as a property owner is sending out an assessor to assess the value of your property. and the higher the value of your property, according to the assessment, the more property tax you have to pay. he thought the golf course should be assessed way lower so he could pay way less in taxes, and he didn't just do that in 2017 the first year he was president. as "the new york times" reported today, trump appealed to the assessed value of that golf course habitually every year starting in 2015. he was trying to reduce his tax bill by a ton. here's typical headlines at the time from the local payable, "the journal news," about what trump was trying to do. trump still wants a huge tax cut. trump seeks a 90% tax cut at
westchester golf club. 90%. he wants a 90% tax cut at westchester golf club. 90% tax cut. here's what that actually looks like. these documents are from 2016. the town comes up in 2016. they look at the golf course in west chester county. the real value of that property, the real value of that golf course is $1.4 million. that's what it's worth. well, here's at least part of the problem. and, again, the numbers here are sort of easy to keep in your head. the town is telling him to pay tax on a golf course they say is worth $15 million. he said i won't.
it's only worth $1.4 million. that same year in 2016 he files the financial disclosure statement as a presidential candidate. may 2016. united states office of government ethics, executive branch personnel public financial disclosure report. the town says the golf course is worth $15 million. he said, no, i'm not paying tax onz $15 million property. it's only worth $1.4 million. look what he put in the financial disclosure that same year. his official financial disclosure line item 93, trump national golf club westchester county. value? over $50 million. so to one part of the government he is telling them this golf course is worth over $50 million. but for the tax authorities he is saying it's $1.4 million. how can something simultaneously be worth over $50 million according to trump and only $1.4 million also according to trump? how can that be true at the same time? and it's not hike that was a fluke. the most recent financial disclosure from right before joe biden was inaugurated, his golf
club at westchester county is worth $50 million. in westchester county, it is worth a few nickels. nothing worth paying taxes on anyway. it's a dump. which is fine. and so here is "the new york times" breaking the story. former president trump's family business is under indictment in manhattan and is facing a criminal investigation by another prosecutor's office that has begun to examine financial dealings on a golf course the company owns. the district attorney's office and suburban westchester county, new york, has subpoenaed records
from the trump golf course and from the town in which the course is located. the full scope of the investigation cannot be determined but they appear to be focused on whether trump's company misled officials about the property's value to reduce the taxes. and again, it is not normal. right? for this many criminal investigations to be stuck to the shoe of the immediate former president of the united states. like trailing toilet paper as he tries to sneak out of the men's room. this is not normal. this is trump era, and welcome to it. s trump era, and welcome to it. turns out everyone does sound better in the shower. and it turns out the general is a quality insurance company that's been saving people money for nearly 60 years. ♪ 'cause it's the only thing i wanna do ♪ shaq: (singing in background) can't unhear that. for a great low rate, and nearly 60 years of quality coverage - make the right call and go with the general.
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when members of congress were evacuated during the attack on january 6th, it was not nancy pelosi with a gavel in her hand. the speak over the house had been pulled off the floor earlier and taken to a secure location. the man with the zbavl this man, seen there wearing the red tie. he's massachusetts's congressman steve mcgov en.
he was in charge of the paroledings in the house in the speaker's absence. he was last person evacuated off the house floor that day. jim mcgovern wars was in the room while tharp barricading the doors and they tried to smash their way unside. congressman mcgovern today talked about what he saw in the last moments in the house chamber. >> i was the last person on the floor on january 6th, and i came face-to-face with these people in the speaker's gallery. and i will tell you -- you want me to describe what evil looks like? it's looking in those faces, those people who while three police officers were in front of the door trying to protect all of us, they were smashing the windows open. the fact that somehow we were asking questions about trying to figure out why did this happen? who was responsible? somehow that is a bad thing? give me a break. >> give me a break. congressman jim mcgovern today. in his capacity as the chairman
of the rules committee, the rules committee at a hearing today to work out the details for tomorrow's vote in the full house of representatives on whether or not steve bannon will be referred to the justice department for contempt of congress. he is refusing to deal with the investigation into what happened on january 6th. the committee investigating voted unanimously to recommend that bannon should face criminal contempt charges. tomorrow afternoon there will be a full vote in the full house, and then the justice department will have to decide whether or not they are, in fact, going to prosecute steve bannon. there were witnesses, one of the panels of witnesses compromised of two of president trump's most loyal defenders in congress. congressman matt gaetz and congressman jim jordan. they were there to speak in defense of president trump, but instead they spent most of the time trying to just throw sand in the gears and derail the entire meeting, talking about border crossings and afghanistan and president biden's son.
the other panel of witnesses was a more sober one. the chairman of the january 6th investigation, bennie thompson, the vice chair of that investigation, republican congresswoman liz cheney. liz cheney voted with her colleagues on the committee last night in favor of holding bannon in contempt, and she had a strong message today for fellow republican members of congress ahead of tomorrow's vote. >> let me address my republican colleagues specifically. i heard from a number of my colleagues in the last several days who say they, quote, just don't want this target on their back, end quote. "they're just trying to keep their heads down. they don't want to anger kevin mccarthy, the minority leader. i ask each one of you to step back from the brink. i urge you to do what you no he is right, to think of the long arc of history. in many nations democracy has failed because those with authority would not act to protect it because they sat in silence. history will judge those of us
in positions of public terrorist. will you be able to say you did everything possible to ensure americans got the truth about those events? or did you look away? did you make partisan excuses and accept the unacceptable? >> republican liz cheney speaking to her republican colleagues tonight. it will be interesting. it will be interesting to see if any republicans other than she and adam kinzinger who's also on the january 6th investigation committee, it will be interesting to see if any other republicans follow her call there when that house vote is called tomorrow on whether or not bannon should be prosecuted for refusing to go along with this investigation. today the number two republican in the house steve scalise sent this to every single republican in the house, telling them they must vote no on that bannon vote tomorrow. this is not the only way republicans appear to be organizing to try to slow walk and block the various inquiries into january 6th. at least two republican senators, wisconsin senator ron johnson and utah senator mike lee, are currently blocking the
confirmation of president biden's nominee to be the u.s. attorney in washington, d.c. it's the u.s. attorney's office in washington, d.c., who will be responsible for overseeing hundreds of prosecutions of people who participated in the january 6th attack. that's also the office that would head up the prosecution of steve bannon for criminal contempt of congress if the justice department tries to do that. republican says they're holding up president biden's nominee to be that u.s. attorney because the justice department hasn't responded to a letter of theirs that equates the january 6th attack to the mostly peaceful protests that followed the murder of george floyd last summer. so there can't be a u.s. attorney in washington? in practice it's not like the u.s. attorney's office in washington is empty right now, while papers keep stacking up on the desk. there's somebody in that job in an acting capacity who will continue to perform the duties and responsibilities of that office until the president's pick is confirmed.
blocking this one nominee, therefore, isn't an effective strategy for blocking the prosecution of bannon for blocking all the prosecutions of the january 6th rioters. but sure, you know, knock yourself out, you guys. history is watching. you'll be in it. more ahead tonight. stay with us. more ahead tonight stay with us the oil and gas
company enbridge is headquartered in canada, but lots of its pipelines run through the u.s. that yellow line on top is line five. it runs through wisconsin from michigan. the fear of the spill from line five polluting the great lakes led governor gretchen whitmer to stop the pipeline. protesters have taken matters into their own hands. yesterday a self-described water protector broke into what he described as a valve station for line five. he called the pipeline company to tell them he was going to start manually shutting the pipeline down in five minutes. then he climbed under the fence and did so. for the next 30 minutes or so he used a big pipe wrench to turn
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