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it's friday eve, which means tomorrow is friday. that's going to do it for us tonight. i'll see you tomorrow when it will actually be friday. "way too early" is up next. ♪♪ there are people in this chamber right now who were evacuated with me and with the rest of us on that day during that attack, people who now seem to have forgotten the danger of the moment, the assault on the constitution, the assault on our congress. >> after bitter debate over the january 6th capitol attack, house lawmakers, including nine republicans, vote to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress. the question is will the justice department prosecute? plus, across the nation, data shows coronavirus cases are dropping with vaccines set to
become available for children in the coming weeks. the question is can the country finally get some control over covid? and a mysterious fireball seen in the skies over michigan. the question is was it a comet, space junk, or perhaps a ufo? it's "way too early" for this. ♪♪ good morning and welcome to "way too early," the show that hopes the flying object was william shatner going for an encore. i'm jonathan lemire on this friday, october 22nd. we'll start with the news. the house has voted to hold steve bannon in contempt of congress for ignoring a subpoena from the house select committee that's been investigating the january 6 attack at the capitol. the final tally, 229-202. that means nine republicans broke with their party to support the resolution. seven of those nine previously voted to impeach president trump following the insurrection. one of the republicans who voted in favor of the resolution was
congresswoman nancy mace of south carolina. she spoke to reporters yesterday and explained her vote. >> i want the power to subpoena when we start investigating some of the crises that are facing the biden administration right now, whether we're talking about the border or the botched exit from afghanistan. there are a lot of things i'm going to want to investigate when we're in the majority that we're not doing right now. >> in a rare show of bipartisanship during yesterday's vote t house committee's secretary chairman bennie thompson led the floor debate along with his co-chair, liz cheney. cheney called out her republican colleagues and specifically kevin mccarthy during her remarks. >> my colleagues in the republican party, the republican members of this body, have to understand, have to recognize that there's a moment when politics must stop if we want to defend and protect our institutions. a violent assault on the capitol to stop a constitutional process
charge. the department of justice will do what it always does in such circumstances, will apply the facts and the law and make a decision consistent with the principals of prosecution. joining us now, reporter. what sort of backlash will they face within the gop? >> i mean, absolutely these republicans knew when they took that vote, they're facing possibly becoming political pariah in their party. they voted against the majority whip, the majority party. they've seen this before. congresswoman liz cheney was on the select committee when she voted against -- i'm sorry. when she voted for the impeachment of the january 6 select committee and continued to speak out against donald
trump, she was stripped of her leadership position with the blessing of minority leader kevin mccarthy. so it's anyone's game. to say what could possibly happen to the rest of the republicans who decided to step away from their party. >> you mentioned congresswoman cheney. she called out leader mccarthy yesterday. as you just detailed, she's already suffered some consequences within the gop, and then we have this report from "the new york times" yesterday that a lobbyist close to mccarthy warned him. the relationship between the two are clearly, shall we say, strained, but where could it go from here? what could mccarthy do for cheney? it seems like she's going to face a pretty significant primary test. >> oh, absolutely. just think about it. these two started off the year working in leadership together and now cheney is no longer in leadership. mccarthy is pretty actively, you know, speaking against her.
he's called her a, quote, pelosi republican. she's whipped right back at him saying he's actively trying to disrupt the investigation. you know, with this political consultant rift, this continuing disintegration of their relationship, she's already lost a fund-raiser, "the new york times" reported, and so likely what could happen is mccarthy will, of course, support, you know, her primary challenger, and he at the end of the day really wants to be speaker of the house, right? that's the ultimate goal, and he knows that cheney will likely lob some sort of at least vocal opposition against him. >> yes, sarah. you've nailed it right here. this is fueled by mccarthy's die sire to boo -- desire to be a speaker for donald trump. sarah mucha, come back again.
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that's a 22% drop in two weeks. deaths have fallen by 14% over the same period, now at an average of 1,600 per day. coming up, actor alec baldwin and the set, killing one person and injuring another. plus, queen elizabeth was hospitalized this week. we'll have an update on her health. those stories and a check on the weather when we come right back. e weather when we come right back.
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quote, there was an accident today on the new mexico set of "rust" involving the misfive of a prop gun with blanks. the safety of the cast and crew remains our top priority. no charges have been filed, the sheriff's office said, adding that the investigation is ongoing. the leader of a haitian gang accused of kidnapping 17 missionaries threatens to kill them if their demands are not met. a new video was recorded on wednesday. a state department official says the video which has been circulating on social media appear stos be legitimate. earlier this week the gang was demanding $1 million per hostage. five children are among those who are kidnapped, ranged from 8 months to 15 years old. the latest threat comes as the fbi and haitian officials continue to any gauche kuwait yait with the gang to bring the missionaries to safety. while the search for brian laundrie is over, the questions
continue. he had been a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancee gabby petito. nbc's sam brock has more on the investigation. >> reporter: as the crime scene car continues through the park, dental records show the remains are those of brian laundrie's. there was no public comment from the fbi or north port police, though the lee county chaff's department spoke. >> we're talking water levels up above almost the chest area. rattlesnakes, moccasins, alligators. >> reporter: from above, a view of the fbi's response team forming grid-level searches in the area where laundrie's belongings and a skull were submerged in water, likely erasing any fingerprints. >> that body could be really
decomposed, which means they would have to go to the next level of analysis. >> reporter: they could be looking at a dna profile of laundrie who's a person of interest in the disappearance of his fiancee gabby petito. britain's queen elizabeth ii is back at the windsor palace after being in the hospital. she canceled a planned trip to ireland on medical advice. they did not provide further details on the queen's health or the nature of the tests. the monarch went to a private hospital and remains in good spirits. queen elizabeth is expected to host world leaders at the climate summit in scotland later this month. still ahead, the dodgers fend off elimination.
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they won games three, four, five on the road in minute made park to get to the world seriesthan now to bronx. to cleveland t browns ride a backup. quarterback case keenum threw for nearly 200 yards in a touchdown while third string running back johnson rushed for 146 yards. yes, i picked him up for my fancy team this week and he's in my lineup. the browns beat the broncos, 17-14. the timetable for the return of mayfield sun clear. he suffered a fracture in his non-throwing shoulder in addition to the torn labrum he's been playing with. two house democrats have sent a five-page letter asking
commissioner roger goodell to produce by november 4th, quote, all documents and communication in connection with the investigation over concerns about what appears to be widespread abusive workplace conduct at the washington football team and about the nfl's handling of the matter. the request adds to pressure on league officials in the way of leaked emails from former coach jon gruden. asked whether the nfl plans to provide the documents to congress, a lead spokesperson said it looks forward to speaking to the lawmakers soon. the nba's broadcaster in china is not showing any boston celtics games on its platform in response to enes kanter. he kaulted china's president xi jinping a dictator. he wore shows emblazoned with
the words "free tibet." they have had a damaging relationship since october 2019 when the then general manager of the rockets tweeted in support of government protesters in hong kong. in san francisco, two-time mvp stev curry scored 45 points against the clippers including a perfect nine of nine for 25 points in the first quarter and a pier of game-defining threes in the final two minutes that helped golden state secure a 115-113 victory. busy night in sports. now let's go to the weather. bill karins, let us know what this weekend is going to look like. >> we're quickly going through the weekends. next weekend is halloween weekend. that's pretty wild, i know. they had one storm that moved in yesterday. it's still affecting the region. then they have a powerful storm, one of the most powerful they've ever had.
that will hit california on sunday. first this is the storm moving through. beneficial rain, no damaging winds. you need your umbrella. you're not going to be happen driving in the rain on i-5. again, this is beneficial rain. then over the next five days, rainfall totals pretty epic with the next storm. this will be the one late saturday, all day sunday. the area of red is up to 7 inches of rain. it gets into central portions of california, the bay is included. that's great news. that will help put out the large fires. we've got 18 of them. the snow in the higher elevations, 1 to 2 feet from taho down to mammoth. that's also good, building up the snow pack early. the areas where we've had fire, we could quickly get burn scars or debris flows. we have watches up for a large area from reading to sacramento, modesto, and including areas around mammoth, because the lower elevations will get some
of that heavy rain. for today, kind of the last warmish day for the east coast. still above average but not like the last two days. it was incredibly warm. today, 71 in d.c., 71 in boston. cooler on the great lakes and the ohio valley. that cooler type air will flow into the northeast on saturday. mostly sunny conditions throughout much of the deep south. but we will be watching a new area of rain developing in missouri. and on sunday, kind of a rainy day for you st. louis to des moines, the quad cities, chicago, indianapolis included. not a great sunday. still dealing with decent weather on the east coast. there's the powerful storm for the west. we'll talk more about that storm on monday where it's impacted and where it's headed. word to the wise on the east coast, a lot of next week looks cloudy, rainy, and ugly, so enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. >> bill karins, thank you for that.
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it's just before 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. i'm jonathan lemire. as polling shows a virtual dead heat for the upcoming election of governor, you have early voting. through campaign texts, door knocking, and rallies near early voting locations, youngkin has aggressively leaned on a practice labeled as fraudulent by you know who, former president donald trump. he has accepted multiple endorsements from the former president and his inner circle. he's called for another audit of virginia's voting machines despite a previous one confirming that trump lost the state by ten points in 2020. meanwhile president biden will stump for terry mcauliffe next week. the president will join mcauliffe at an event in arlington on tuesday after previously campaigning with him
in july. his latest appearance will follow a string of campaign visits from others. former president barack obama is expected to speak as a virginia event tomorrow after vice president kamala harris campaigned for mcauliffe yesterday. late yesterday at a cnn town hall when pressed on why he won't advocate for the filibuster, president biden explained what he's ready do and when. >> if, in fact, i get myself into at this moment the debate on the filibuster, i lose at least three votes right now to get what i have to get done on the economic side of the equation, the foreign policy side of the equation. so what i have said -- you're shaking your head no, but let me tell you something, jack. it's true. >> when it comes to voting rights, you would entertain the notion of doing away with the filibuster on that one issue, is
that correct? >> and maybe more. >> let me tell you something jack. joining us now from "punchbowl news," john bresnahan. great to see you. let's start there with the president's stance to not advocate, at least public indicate, any indication of the filibuster. how does that shape the debate and other things going forward? >> voting rights is not going to move if they don't get rid of the filibuster, and it probably won't move if they get rid of the filibuster because you could see joe manchin and kirsten sinema voted against it. so, i mean, it's slard to see voting rights move at this point. you did have manchin sign on to the voting rights bill. they had 50 senate democrats which they pushed for. if they do that, there's going to be another vote next week on the john lewis voting rights
act. that's not going to advance because of the republicans opposition and because of the filibuster. as the president noted, you know, if he pushed to get rid of the filibuster now, he woz lose votes somewhere else. this is a difficult issue to see. i don't see any action on this really happening right now. >> so biden last night was also quite candid about the state of reconciliation and infrastructure negotiations. it almost seemed like he was confirming for all of the reporting from the capitol hill reporters like yourself. >> right. >> give us a sense what he said and where he stands. >> he was pretty upbee. he said he was going to get a deal done. anderson cooper pressed him on whether they'll get a deal done before he heads to europe and italy, and there's a big climate change meeting in scotland. he was upbeat about it but realistic. he talked about sinema and manchin. hoe was funny. he said in the 50/50 senate,
every senator is a president, every single one. that was his quote. you know, he's negotiating with them. and sinema on the tax side, she looks at the puzzle. joe manchin is concerned about the expansion, the dental and hearing programs. he talked a lot about that. you have the president of the united states in there bargaining, and what we're going to be reporting a little bit today is -- and punch bowl will have this at 6:00 a.m. they're really pushing for a vote next week on the floor of the house. or the white house is voting for a vote on the house floor on this reconciliation package and the infrastructure package, the bipartisan, the $1 trillion bill. so they're going to push really hard on, this and i don't think they're going to get there, but
the president really wants this before he leaves the country. >> you're certainly right about the deadlines. it's about, you know, the president wanting to be able to go to scotland with climate change progress in his handses, but it's showing the democrats getting something done ahead of the virginia governor's race. let's go there now. what do you make of what both mcauliffe and youngkin are doing. you heard mcauliffe almost pleading, give me something to sign, give me something to run on. this race is a lot closer than we anticipated. where do you think things stand and where could the outcome tell us for next year's midterms? >> this is huge. we've talked about this before. this is a replay of, you know, 2009. that's what democrats are afraid of, that they were fighting over obamacare at this point, and there was the republican tea party surge. and you first saw it in gubernatorial races in virginia and new jersey.
and this s you know, a bellwether race. that's why he's bringing obama, that's why he's bringing the president, that's why he's bringing in kamala harris, that's why he's bringing in stacy agram. he's bringing in these folks to help motivate. like you said, he's openly pleading with the democrats to pass this bipartisan bill, the trillion-dollar bill that's been sitting in the house for weeks. he's pleading to get this done because he needs it. biden knows mcauliffe need as little boost. and getting the bipartisan bill done could swing some votes, and this close to trarks it make a difference. >> i encourage all of you to go on twitter and look at the paris hilton beat. >> i knew it would be something. >> that's one of our thanks.
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there's a lot of details. until you see the text and the fine print, makes it pretty hard to make final decisions until you actually see we have -- you can have the intent, you have to make sure the text matches the intent of what people want to agree on or what they do agree on and what they don't agree on. >> seems like that could take weeks.
>> the plan's most famous senator joe manchin of west virginia is warning his caucus not to expect an agreement on the reconciliation agreement this week or any time soon. and now his fellow democrat, kyrsten sinema, may be ready to make a deal. congressman neal said he made the case for keeping both the corporate tax hike and the international minimum tax in the package. sinema did not agree, he said, nor did she push back. neal said the senator ranked her own policy priorities putting the fuel initiative at the top followed by the child tax credit and then expansion of the paid medical leave. he left the meeting saying a deal could be reached soon. joining us now, congresswoman gwen moore of wisconsin. thank you so much for being here this morning.
we mentioned the child tax credit. i know that's something you've been championing for quite a while and you have a personal connection to help with the programs. tell us about that. >> well, you know, i was a single mom at age 18, and so i really experienced the child welfare system and where there were really no opportunities to just sort of take care of your needs without, you know, people preventing you from going to school, separating you from your family in order to shape your behavior. i think the child tax credit is the most strategic investment that we could make as americans literally in society and in our children. you know, it not only has cut poverty in half, but what it has
also done is really given tax relief to working class families and middle class families. a family that makes $150,000 a year still has those kids that have to pay locker fees and gym shoes in order to play sports and needs wi-fi at home in order to be able to do their homework. so this is -- there's a high cost of not investing in children. it costs about $800 billion to maybe $1 trillion a year for kids to be poor. but in the long run, investment in children means that they -- we prevent incarcerations. they have higher educational attainments, better outcomes, bot err jobs in the future. it's a great investment. i'm sure that it's going to stay on the table in some form. >> yeah. it seems the debate now might be for how long. collegewoman do you share your
colleagues' sense of optimism in recent days that a deal that's been so elusive for so many months may be at hand and the votes could be taken perhaps even in a few days? >> well, i've been in the sausage making business for quite a while, so i'm not surprised at all about these delays and demands. i do think it's important to be realistic. the president shared with us that it's not going to be the aspirational $3.5 trillion. $2 trillion is still a lot of money, and there are very many things that are important to people and can be scaled. the child tax credit, we know because of this package it's going to be made permanent, and for some period of time it's still -- we're still going to have it at the rescue plan
level, but i think that we will -- it will live so that we can fight another day because this is public policy that not only reflects the best of our american values. it really fits in with an international scheme toward improving child outcomes and preventing child poverty. so we're right in step with the rest of the world, the civilized world to provide this benefit. >> and it certainly could not be more important. one more for you, congresswoman, shifting gears about a vote you helped cast yesterday. only nine republicans, however, vote with democrats to hold steve bannon, the president's former adviser, in contempt. what signal does that send? what is your takeaway on this that so few republicans are willing to defy their public leaders and cast this vote? >> well, i see the nine members as an expansion, quite frankly,
of the republican party moving back toward the center. i think liz cheney said it boater than i could say it. she said she's been in communication with her colleagues and they just want to keep their hands low. they're not the profiles encouraged, of course, that she is, and, you know, i've gone up to her just to make sure that i could introduce myself to her. i admire her a great deal. she's the best of public servants, however you feel about individual issues that you may or may not disagree with. >> congressman gwen moore. thank you so much for being here. we hope you have a great weekend. earlier in the show we asked you why are you awake. bud writes, i'm awake because i can't stop thinking about what my fantasy football lineup should be douring this week of bye mage didi on.
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stakes. this is far from over. and finally we are confronting our soul och the nation, hate and white supremacy. >> joining us now is white house's editor from "politico," sam, now that the referral have passed the house, what can we expect next? >> president biden had hinted, stated that he was hoping to see prosecution, the white house subsequently walked back defying in the promise of not involving the department of justice, there
are penalties that come with the firing prosecution and you can get fine 100,000 and get up to jail time. all that is predicated on the department following suit. that's what matters here. will they go forward with a suit? >> we heard from congresswoman moore suggested that she was encouraged that nine republicans broke rank voting democrats, that's right but it's still a small minority of republicans, what's your take on all this. >> i suppose one can be encouraged by it. you can look the other way which is if there is no unity in holding up the institution of power. what happens on january 6th, getting into the bottom of it is
imperative of the legislative branch which is attack. nine republicans is not a lot. it's a handful. the fact that only nine were there to vote for subpoenas suggest that we bifurcated partisan time we live in are truly immense and it's hard to see how it's ever to bridge around it. >> president biden also weighed in on voting rights. take a listen to what he had to say. >> this struggle is no longer just over who gets to vote, it's about who gets to count the votes or should they count at all. >> voter suppression and election subversion.
>> we supported democrats pressing to an act of suppressing the bill. each and every time senate republicans -- they're afraid to bake the bill as they did again yesterday. it's unfair and unkshsable and un-american. this is far from over, the doors is not closed. republicans have certainly and rightly criticized the debates of issues of voting rights. some thinks that the democrats could be doing more, too. there has not been real emphasis on getting any kinds of legislation. he started talking about this issue more. how would you assess how the
democrats handle this. they're not doing enough. >> that's the prevailing sentiment throughout the party that as 19 or so states have past 30 or so laws, restricting voting access curtailing some of the openness going to the polls. the feds push back in sporatic ways and the legislative effort to deal with this are completely stalled. they waited a bit for joe manchin to come up with a legislative compromise that he thought could get republicans on board but didn't get any so we are back at square one. last night at a town hall, we should be doing town hall on way too early, that's another topic. president biden did say or he opened the doors to possibility over forming the filibuster for voting rights legislation. that would be the main gateway
to get anything done on a federal level. senate democrats won't vote for it. we talked to voting rights advocates trying to further the franchise, all of them saying they're exhausted and incredibly fearful. they're hoping for help and defense but not planning on it coming. president biden this is your opening invitation. sam stein, last one for you, got a few seconds left here. on a scale of 1 through 10, how nervous are you about the red sox tonight? i am at a 15. >> i am not nervous at all. i have come to a realization that it's a great season. all thing that are great comes to an end. i did love this team now and
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