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protrump mob attempted to subvert democracy. on thursday, january 6, lawmakers will host a series of events including a prayer vigil to remember the deadly attack on the capitol. the fight for accountability continues. as trump tries to block the documents from that day. why he remained silent for three hours. as people ransacked the capitol in his name. he's what the chair of the 16 committee said today. on meet the press. >> have you been able to determine what president trump was doing while the capitol was under attack? how much clearer is that picture today than it was on january 6? >> it's about a 187 minutes. we have now determined he was in the white house. we have determined that a number of people made attempts to
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contact him. through his chief of staff. we also have information of other individuals who made calls trying to get some asemi-blens of response out of the white house. but for the 187 minutes, nothing happened. >> regardless of the proof congress may find there's concerning polling about if americans will believe it. the "washington post" surveyed out today. showing 92% of democrats saying trump bares a great deal or a good amount of blame for the attack. only 27% of republicans blame the former president. even more concerning. "washington post" polling finding 40% of republicans believe violent action against the government is sometimes justified. as for the former twice impeached president, he is planning to hold what he is calling a news conference january 6. in mar-a-lago.
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anticipated rerun of whitewashing the insurrection. after he lost the 2020 election. we have news this hour on one of his biggest cheer leaders. congresswoman marjorie taylor greene. her political career has been propelled by spreading lies and disinformation. today, twitter finally said enough. the platform permanently banning the georgia congresswoman personal account. for spreading lies about covid-19. but, her official congressional twitter account remains in operation. joining us now to discuss, seen yore editor for insider. and political analyst and democratic strategist. i want to start with you. you look at the polling and lt numbers about who believes what. what is does that tell you about what the next few months and weeks look like. >> representative hit the nail on the head when he said all of this truth with all of the
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evidence that we have there are certain people who won't believe it. we know what he's talking about the trump supporters who trump has been able to hold in to his grips with lies and his consistent themes of just ignoring reality of how serious and dangerous january 6 was. and the impact that that has had on the democracy. i do think that the the select committee has an uphill battle in terms of what it's presenting to the public and public hearings. not necessarily to persuade the individuals. but to make sure that anybody who is responsible for planning, executing and funding and participating in this attack is held accountable. because going into this year, we know there are concerns about that. we know there are concerns about the doj and potential to run an investigation and what criminal referrals could come from this. the select committee has a heavy lift here. i appreciate chairman thomas laying out what they do know now that they didn't before. more of that will come.
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like we heard from the explosive text messages the committee laid out. i think the public hearings early in the coming months are going to be telling about the pictures they're going to display. voters aren't watching their ever move like we are. we know that will be the opportunity to lay out the case. lay out why individuals should be held accountable and actually who will be held accountable. >> to that point, three of us sat here many times and sid midterms in 202020. it's now 2022. when you look at the poll number, roughly four in ten republicans and independents saying violent action against the government is sometimes justified. how does this fall midterm impact the pace of the investigation? >> i don't know that i think given that the midterms are out there and there's the prospect real prospect that democrats lose control of the house. this committee understands they need to wrap it up. quickly. and i think the goal is to do that by the middle of the year.
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and that's obviously driven in part by the political calendar. i think when you look at it in terms of the politics. this is tough. this is not necessarily a huge issue that you're seeing democrats running on. it's become january 6 the insurrection trump big lie, all of that is more central to the politics on the republican side. rather than running away from it, this is now who they are. they are defending it. this is the new lost cause. and when so many of the voters live in this sealed chamber. they are just totally to facts and evidence. republican candidates run as far to the right. putting their arms around the former president. as tightly as they can. and you're not seeing on the left. you're not seeing democrats out there they're going to talk about it. but you get the sense that is not going to be the issue. saving democracy. is not going to be the issue that gets voters to the polls.
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if anything, it gives maybe a little more motivation to come up with some way to address voting rights. so the democratic base isn't frustrated. the republicans pass all lies predicated on the big lie. to make it harder to vote. and the democrats who own the power haven't done anything. and haven't come up with a federal response. the pressure will fall on democrats the white house and democratic majority. slim majority. in congress. over the next few months. to try to come up with some legislative response. to what republicans have done around voting laws. >> do you agree. >> i do think that the focus on voting rights is going to be critical. i think this is an opportunity for democrats to really label republicans as the antidemocratic and democracy party. as an unpatriotic party. keep in mind they have obstructed any investigation into what happened every step oeft way. they refuse to hold trump
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accountable at the impeachment trial. and any commission to dig into january 6. that's something democrats absolutely should be zeroing in on. we know republicans don't have anything of sub tans to run on. they will trend further to the right. keep in mind how that can turn off swing voters who swung from trump to biden. they don't necessarily want that across the country. i think that again goes to the point that while voters might not be watching every single step of the day of the select committee work. they are watching for what precipitates from the investigation. knowing that swing voters can be turned off from more republicans going further to the right. or more being implicated and planning and executing january of 6. could have an impact into 2022. >> it strikes me. it's a good point. the right point. we all watch the moment to moment of how this has unfolded. that is just not true for most voters. i think the caveat is the
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january 6 committee is entering a new phase of the investigation. holding public hearings. what can we expect in the next few month ins this investigation in the realm of the public hearings? and does the fact that there's now going to be a much more public component of it potentially extend the reach of who is going to be following the goings on? >> we can absolutely expect a more public aspect of the invest. a lot of the information has been coming out. even details over the past week about videos that we probably are going to see. and hopefully see about what trump recorded before he sent a message that day last year. we'll see a lot of information coming out. it's going to help the case because as we saw in the past public hearing, we heard from capitol officer ands emotional powerful testimony. that resonated with people. hearing the firsthand accounts of the truth of the matter opposed to what's been spun or
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changed. the narrative changed in the past several months. and now here after this investigation started. all of that is hanging in the balance right now. what we can expect going forward is that to put this in front of the american people is beyond important. at this point. considering that, all the attacks on democracy have happened not in a dramatic video. not a dramatic scene or camera. or many screens in the past several months to the year. a lot of them have been happening on the local level. the attacks against elected officials. misinformation from elected officials as well. we have seen so many bills mentioned earlier that have really taken attacks on restricting the access to the ballot. we have seen proposals and bills coming in to 2022. this attack on democracy goes beyond of what happened on 1y57 6. americans probably around able to see that up front. what the investigation will lay out firsthand experiences. what people need to know. what they need to hear and see. however we know that may not
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always make a difference. the polling shows it as is. it is disappointing to see. what we can do is hope that with more information, with a public hearing. with more public hearings. and testimony. and information that is clearly laid out for the american people, they can trust what they're hearing. actually happened and a full on attack on democracy. >> chairwoman liz cheney spoke about trumps actions during the riot. take a listen. >> we know as he was sitting there in the dining room next to the oval office, members of his staff were pleading with him to go on tv. to tell people to stop. we know leader mccarthy was pleading with him to do that. members of his family. his daughter. firsthand testimony that his daughter went in at least twice. to ask him to please stop this violence. >> that is what we know. what do we not know?
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>> we don't know what trump said to certain people about why he wasn't doing it. there maybe other things that we learned from some of the reporting that has been done. in terms of what was happening with the trump brain trust and the various efforts they were looking the levers looking to pull. to prevent the vote from being certified. there could be more that comes out and i'm sure there will be. there's already so much that is in public view. again trump was making calls publicly. he said he won the election on election night. he encouraged the folks down to walk over to the capitol. and march on the capitol. and then he waited for so long in the white house before he came out and made the video statement. it took three takes. we know from reporting that we have. the first couple takes were too sympathetic to the insurrectionists and the one he put out eventually was still sympathetic. telling them he loved them. it's clear already trump didn't necessarily want to call off the dogs. he wanted to see how it played
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out. he thought maybe it had a chance to succeed and stop the certification of the victory of joe biden. and his defeat. we already know that. i think yes there will be compelling hearings this summer. perhaps earlier. whenever the committee puts out the report. there will be more information. it's up to the public to digest it. and it's what we have seen so far is this splits down partisan lines and liz cheney and kin singer are ont committee. they are the only republicans that have anything to do with it. the majority are trashing them. pushing primary challenges against them. you see where the emotional center of the republican party remains. where it was last year. in the year before that. and it's going to be really difficult for this report i think to move the needle of public opinion. in a serious and lasting way.
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>> thank you all for getting us started. it's officially a midterm year. on the promises biden and democrats need to make good on. to hold the majority in november. and we'll discuss the push to energize young voters. plus america surpasses 55 million cases of covid. expert advice ahead on how to slow the spread. with omicron in the mix. e mix. one of the worst things about a cold sore is how it can make you feel. but, when used at the first sign, abreva can get you back to being you in just 2 and a half days. be kinder to yourself and tougher on your cold sores. up at 2:00am again? tonight, try pure zzzs all night. unlike other sleep aids, our extended release melatonin helps you sleep longer. and longer. zzzquil pure zzzs all night. fall asleep. stay asleep. ♪ limu emu... & doug ♪
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a new year putting new focus on legislation musts for the president and his party. the next few months couldn't be more critical. because how democrats do or do not use the legislation power could determine if voters allow them to keep it in november midterms. first up the president's build back better social spending plan. which today on house progressive chair said must become law. here's why. >> the call now is to do two things. work quickly to actually get that legislation passed. it's urgent. along with voting rights. those two pieces absolutely are urgent on the legislative calendar: and the second is because we don't know how long the piece will take, there are executive actions the president can take today. to actually make life better for people. and to let's say up the antea
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bit to make sure we get legislation done. >> joining me now. reverend cochair of the poor peoples campaign. president of the repairs of the breech. good to see you. take a listen to what wisconsin congresswoman told my colleague about the president's agenda. take a listen. >> build back better is alive and well. trust me. i have listened very carefully to joe manchin criticism of the initiative. it's not that he doesn't share the values of the american people that a basic child credit is due hard working families. he's been more concerned about funding it for a mere year. >> taken out full page ads. you have had rallies to pressure manchin. do you share the congresswoman's optimism the senator will come around? >> only if there's pressure.
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part of the problem is too many people have not been pressured. they sat gnat back room with him and gave him time. the pressure has to come from west virginia. and impacted people. 80% of west virginia won't expand voting rights. 75% won't build back better. one of the things the president and vice president need to do is first of all meet with poor and low wage people who asked to meet with him. and religious leaders. and give them the mike. to turn it from biden vs. manchin. and cinema. vs. the 140 million poor poor in the country. we also have to be clear. we can't we should have never separated infrastructure from the infrastructure of the daily lives. which is build back better. the infrastructure of the democracy. we knew he was lying. more importantly we have to tell people when you talk about the build back better you talk about 1.9, 31 million families being lifted.
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17 million low wage workers. you talk about 4 million people getting healthcare they don't have it. talk about millions of home healthcare workers getting $15 living wage and paid leave. talking about 32 million people if you pass $15 living wage. being raised from poverty. to a living wage. and when you talk about voting rights you talk about 56 million people. who used processes in 2020 if we allow voter suppression to continue. they no longer have the access. we need to keep it together. put poor and low wealth people the exacted people and leaders at the front of it. and make it a moral issue. if that happens, yes, you can turn the tide on this we believe that. >> "new york times" editorial board this weekend said quote mr. bidenen and other leading democrats should make use of what remaining power they have to end the filibuster for voting rights legislation. even if nothing else. you support nuking the filibuster. do you get the sense from
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democrats that you have spoken to they are willing to take that step? >> i don't know. it should have happened up front. i don't know what all the waiting has been. vote rights is essential. again part of the problem is we're separating these things. we believe the president and vice president should go to texas and west virginia. meet with people. go to the congress the state of the union. and say these are the three democracies that we must protect. infrastructure of the democracy. infrastructure of the daily lives. and infrastructure of the roads and technology. they're not separate pieces. we also say that listen, in 2020, 58 million of 168 million people that voted were poor and low wealth. 35% of the electoral. in the battleground state, poor and low income people make up 40% of the electorate. this is not just a black issue. in ten states, if poor low
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wealth people who are already registered to vote that didn't vote. vote between 1% and 22%. they could change the out come of elections. it's politically crazy not to do this. it's morally indefensive. and economically insane. it makes no sense politically. we should hold the two bills together. doctor king held economic justice and voting rights together as one piece. and mobilize the people. the president and vice president have to go to campaign mode to get this done. it's not going get done just in the back room. it's not going to get done meeting with manchin. it will get done when we allow the people to have the mike. the people impacted. and put a face on it. a white fates, black face. asian face. native american face. and america sees herself, we believe. that's why june 18, 2022, we are mobilizing and organizing
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thousands of people for a national mass poor peoples low wage workers assembly march on washington. and the poll. it's time for the sleeping giant to wake up. and that's poor and low wealth people. who have more power than we give them credit for. i would not say to people they keep saying the midterms are a certain way. that's the past. what if you have a massive turn out of poor people? like never before. what if they know -- we don't know what could happen in the midterm. we know this. we have to fight. we have to turn out. in that filibuster. pass voting rights and bbb. and let's go to the poll. >> i love that it is january 2 and you are already putting dates in june on our calendar. thank you so much for your time. next, we near a third year of the pandemic, doctor vin gupta on if there's an end game in sight. omicron fuelling another surge in cases. officials in colorado updating the public on the wild fire.
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data is optimistic. that perhaps this might be less severe illness. it's yet to be seen. 10,000 wokely deaths that's a combination of delta and obamacare kron. we have to be careful. obamacare kron we have to be careful. if there's one thing clear here here we're expecting estimated infections. two and a half million day over day. well into the end of the month. and it's going to be a long tail. it's a million estimated infections across the country. well into march. kids are obviously a large part of that. the number of kids ending up in the hospital is a very small percentage. i think we have to have context here. of those going to the hospital, moderate symptoms. requiring a few days of observation. really no one is ending up in the icu. there's cases. but not overwhelming. context is important. i will say for parents out there, as long as the school districts are doing the right thing. masking everybody. kids and adults.
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staff. mandatory vaccine for anybody that is eligible on the adult side. highly recommended required before long for kids that are eligible. ventilation, testing. return to stay. those are happening, you should feel comfortable sending your kid to school. >> all right. i have to tell you my five year-old is getting her vaccine this week. our family is very excited. thank you so much for your time. next the strides we have made and the fight ahead for social justice. a look at the world reckoning with race im. and later the january 6 committee has up its sleeve in the new year. we approach one one year since the deadly attack on american democracy. inner voice (kombucha brewer): as a new small business owner, i find it useful to dramatically stare out of the window... ...so that no one knows i'm secretly terrified inside. inner voice (sneaker shop owner): i'm using hand gestures and pointing... ...so no one can tell i'm unsure about my business finances. inner voice (furniture maker): i'm constantly nodding... ...because i know everything about furniture...
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dominated courtrooms and classrooms across the city. the struggle to reconcile the past ahead of an uncertain future. >> in 2021, america was on trial. for the sins of today and generations ago. remembrance and reckoning. 100 years since the 1921 tulsa massacre. >> ugly truths about race and democracy. and the violence that binds us all. >> embarrassing, violent spectacle of american citizens. looting and defacing our own capitol. >> just six days in, we witnessed an assault at the heart of the nation. when a mob of trump supporters stormed the capitol. attacking everything we thought to be in america. >> rushing past barricades and police. up the capitol steps. >> we're under lock down. >> it is just unbelievable. to see in person.
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>> some waved confederate flags. a call to arms. a warning. weaponized whiteness and the worst of our politics. in the end, five were dead. including a police officer. many more were left scarred. even as heros emerge. >> that's officer goodman. sprinting to respond to the riot. >> the officer single handedly trying to keep an advancing group of rioters at bay. >> among them, black men. so often the targets of american savagery. on this day, may have helped save america from its most savage. capitol police officer was awarded the congressional gold medal. for his actions during the capitol riot. >> officer goodman, thank you. >> from the capitol to courtrooms across the country. the tension between justice and injustice ran thick chblt.
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>> chauvin convicted on all three counts. leaving the courtroom in handcuffs. >> a wave rippled across the crowd. >> justice for george floyd. >> this verdict does give a message to his family. that he was somebody. that his life mattered. all of our lives matter. >> what do you think is the significance of the trial for social justice in america? >> they're finally listening to us. >> today we are able to breathe again. >> i would not call today's verdict justice. however. because justice implies true restoration. but it is accountability. >> we the jury find the defendant travis mcmichael guilty. >> in georgia, more guilty verdicts. in the killing of a black man named ahmaud arbery. >> the jury rejecting the defense teams claims of citizen arrest. and self-defense arguments. after the pursuit and shooting
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of an unarmed ahmaud arbery. >> travis and greg ru mcmichael. father and son. and their neighbor. found guilty of murder and other charges for tracking him as he jogged through a suburban neighborhood. >> it's been a long fight. a hard fight. god is good. >> let the word go forth all over the world, that a jury of 11 whites. and one black. come on. in the deep south. stood up in the courtroom. and said that black live ts do matter. >> kyle rittenhouse breaking down as he's cleared of five charges in wisconsin. found not guilty of murder. a verdict that sent shock waves through his victims families. and the activist community. rittenhouse used an assault rifle purchased by a friend to shoot four protesters. killing two. at a rally for a black man who police shot four times in the back chblt. >> a jury finding former police
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officer kim potter guilty of first degree and second degree manslaughter in the death of wright. >> rejecting her defense she mistakeingly fired a gun instead of a tazele. during a struggle. >> the debate over race is playing out between school boards and parents across the country. >> the first black principal officially removed from the position during an emotional school board meeting. all of it over what he says was a false accusation of promoting critical race theory. >> it became a right wing boogy man. with real world consequences. >> a decades old study on systemic racism. almost exclusively taught in law school. >> it's not about anything called critical race theory is in school. it's a backlash effort to reverse the racial reckoning. unlike any we have seen in our lifetime. >> also this year, the drum beat of the past. gave us purpose but also some pain. >> in the early 1900s.
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tulsa african-american district of green wood was successful and self-sufficient. until the enof may 31, 1921. a white mob descended on grood wood. shooting and killing hundreds of black residents. >> tulsa, we remembered and mourned and unearthed. a century old race massacre that wiped away hundreds of black lives. hundreds marched to mark the massacre sen ten yell. with a plea to finally be seen. a thousand miles away, another massacre was remembered. this one at the church in charleston south carolina. the reverend and eight lost their lives to a young white supremacist. a half dozen years ago. in 2021, shards of the lives shattered were smoothed. just a little. with the department of justice reaching a multi-million dollar
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settlement with the family of the victims. not closure. but perhaps closer. >> we cannot bring back the nine victims. or erase the scars the survivors have. what we do here today is lawyers and the families is we say we stand on justice. >> sb 2122. illinois becoming the first state to ban police from lying to or deceiving minors during interrogation. >> a sweeping criminal justice law. a practice that led to wrongful convictions of countless young people. most of them black boys. in the city of became the first in the nation to pay reparations to black residents. whose families had been stripped of opportunity, wealth, and the promises that come with citizen ship in the country. >> $400,000 will go to qualified applicants. for housing assistance. >> but the plan was not without controversy. and push back.
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some of it coming from lt african-american community. >> the plan does very little about the equity gap in the housing. produced by segregation and remdesivir lining. >> this is not reparations. >> in california, the state returned a $70 million parcel of prime beach front land in l.a. known as bruces beach. to the bruce family. a black family whose land was stripped from them from the state a century ago. while americans remains a land of deep inequity and black people have yet to enjoy the fullness of american freedom. 2021 reminds us that while we're not where we ought to be. or where we hope to be. we certainly come a very long way. >> after the break, the fight to win young voters how to politicians get their attention. and turn them out to vote. and later, what to make of the
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so please, call or go online to givetosave.org to help save lives. if it is a midterm year we're talking base and margins. and that is why we're talking about recent polling shows president biden approval rating among americans 18 to 19, young americans. has fallen to 32%. young vote rs use strengthing
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the economy, uniting the country and healthcare as a key to a successful presidency. climate change is also huge. believing the government is not doing enough. joining me now, when you see the numbers do they surprise you. ? >> democrats know they need to do better with young voters. it's always been the case. we always found ways to try to engage them. if you break up the numbers you're seeing president biden does well with the younger college educated voters. where he needs to do better more democrats need to do better is the non-college educated younger voters. and a lot of the data you showed on your screen right now could be improved by passing bills like build back better. younger voters don't want to see the gridlock in washington. they might not be paying taeng to the day-to-day. they know washington is dysfunctional. and so, what the biden administration and democrats need to do is show how they're
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delivering on climate change. and putting money in their pocket. how are we getting over the pandemic. all of these things can be passed through legislation. and different policies that the biden administration is currently pushing. >> so here's the thing i think when ever i see the numbers. i know he's with me. it's a midterm year. you talk about young voters. there's always someone groans and says why are we talking about them. they're not going to show up. that's part of the why. we have to invite them into the conversation. we have to make them a part of the conversation. so there are resources and efforts to engage them and understanding things like that colle differential. i'm going to guess you are in a lot of meetings where you are asked if poll numbers look like that why do you think we should be investing what's the case that you make? >> i think the biggest issue with voters is there's a lack of messaging. that's something we have seen in our own research. the biggest issue is that young
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voters do not understand what's inside of the bill. that are currently being debated. for example build back better. there's a lot of parts cater to young voters. in but in the research we figure that people do not understand what's in there and core relates with mistrust in the biden administration and i think congressional democrats and need to fix quickly for voters to support them in the midterm. >> is that a mistrust of the biden administration or the congress? is it individuals or of the system writ large? >> it's a mistrust in government really and the biggest issue is they don't feel listened to. that's the big part of why we are asking the administration and congressional voters to give
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a voice and establish a white house student advisory board to bring millennial activists inside the white house and listen to what their priorities are. it is kind of hard for us as an older president to understand what's affecting young voters without listening to them. that's what we push them to do. >> do you remember when we were young voters and have this conversation? there's this piece about how you message that is, of course, critical. a piece about delivering legislation. the other thing is this comes down to access, to how easy it is to vote and how accessible voting is. so as we have this conversation about voting rights in this country one of the groups we need to be most concerned about
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is young americans. >> yeah. absolutely right. and you have seen states like texas and georgia trying to pass voter suppression laws because if democrats can't turn out young and minority voters that republicans will win and why you have seen chuck schumer and the president and the democratic leadership come out and say at the beginning of this year we will tackle voting rights because they understand if they don't restore the voting rights about, if they don't put measures in place then democrats won't win and democrats can't make progress for the american people so you will see a big push at the start of the year because of the young voters and minority voters and the republicans will continue to attempt to silence them. >> we talked about build back better and voting rights and want to talk about student debt
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which of course is an issue to the american economy at large. often gets painted as a young person issue. we can understand there's multiple generations at this point saddled with an unprecedented level of student debt. is that an issue? do you believe that the biden administration differed on student debt that that could be a turning point? >> without a doubt. they would vote with inflation of any student debt and not to say if it's canceled altogether. reform is something that young voters care about. the agenda included free college and got left on the sidelines when build back better is negotiated. yes absolutely. the student debt canceled there could be so much energy behind
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supporting democrats in the midterm election. >> we'll continue to follow this. we'll be seeing more of both of you. thank you. the biggest unknowns as we approach one year since the insurrection. plus twitter takes down the personal account of a controversial congresswoman who spread lie after lie about covid. mayor of boulder, colorado, how the city is helping the neighbors torn apart by the wild fire. remembering the golden girl for the laughs and fierce fights for equality. a woman we can thank for being a friend. automotive donor
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which betty white championed. >> what's the significance of the gay community in your career and what do you have to say to those against gay marriage and the like? >> oh. i don't care who you sleep with. whom you sleep with. i don't -- i don't -- it is what kind of a human being are you? >> never understood why people have -- >> i don't understand. it's such a personal, private business and none of mine. >> standing up for what's right was simply in her dna. she defied racist demands and insisted tap dancer duncan perform on the show. and let's not forget about the love of animals. no mammal left behind. she viewed it, animals gave her more joy than work as an
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