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songs in the key of my life of civil rights. as we reported last night, stevie wonder has been at this a long time including his "happy birthday." happy birthday dr. martin luther king. that's our final word tonight. "the reidout" with joy reid starts now. >> a fitting ending. stevie wonder is one of the truly, truly great men of this country. appreciate you. have a great evening. good evening, we begin "the reidout" with breaking news of the investigation of january 6th. subpoenas that were issued to four of donald trump's lawyers, aides and advisors all of whom set the stage for his attempted coup. they include trump attorney jenna ellis, trump legal advisor sydney powell and senior trump campaign aide boris epstein but the key name is rudy giuliani, the tv lawyer and former new york mayor who is also under
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federal investigation for dealings in ukraine. all four of tonight's subpoena targets are responsible for the big lie that continues to threaten the very foundations of our democracy. together, they pedalled that lie to a mass audience saturating the air waves of conservative media with unproven and false claims that the election was stolen. and so doing that not only rallied the trump faithful to take action but laid the groundwork for more sophisticated plot to subvert the election. that plot was outlined in a secret memo urging mike pence to reject the electors from six states because she falsely claimed their results were in dispute. no surprise the committee has indicated tonight ellis' memo will be a subject in her deposition. they're also spels interest will be a subject in her deposition. they're alsoed in a phone call on the morning of january 6th where options were discussed to delay the certification of election results in light of pence's
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unwillingness to deny ordeal lay or delay certification. war room meetings at the hotel, joining me now is barbara mcquaid and tim o'bryan and glenn kershner. i'll start with you barbara, we have what really does look like a conspiracy sort of layout here in terms of what the january 6th committee is asking for where you have numerous groups that seem to be honing in on false electors. false electors were submitted. mike pence refused to certify them and ignored them and spoke to it on the floor of the united states senate. what do you make of these requests and who they're specifically asking to talk to? >> well, i think we've seen that the january 6th committee has a various teams that are going
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after different aspects of the stop the steal movement. you're looking at what happened today capitol that day but this is the one that actually goes to the higher level and that's why i think it's so interesting. boris epstein was -- the letter says to him was president at the willard hotel when some of the strategy was being discussed. he was on the telephone with donald trump on january 6th. jenna ellis who wrote this memo about the strategy, these are really important because they take us from not just the attack on the capitol but take us to the war room where the strategy was being developed. so i think really important development in these subpoenas that today. >> yeah, let's talk about rudy giuliani for a moment. this is part of the letter here. it says the committee notes rudy giuliani urged donald trump to direct the seizure of voting machines around the country after being told the department of homeland security had no lawful authority to do so and here is giuliani actually on the 6th in some of his remarks on
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that day. >> over the next ten days, we get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent and if we're wrong, we'll be made fools of. but if we're right, a lot of them will go to jail. so let's have trial by combat. >> made fools of you say. tim o'bryan. it appears that the person who is made a fool of is rudy giuliani. he used to be mayor of one of america's great cities and now reduced to calling for trial by combat and now he's in a world of hurt here. >> and the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york who was, you know, charged with upholding and respecting the rule of law in one of the most powerful u.s. attorney's office in the country and he is correct. he's been completely made a fool of that entire architecture of
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about five dozen lawsuits that he and sydney powell conjured to create the idea there was election fraud when there wasn't. the suits themselves were comically full of shotty work but they still managed to put those onto the public stage. and i think it's worth remembering with this collection of people who have been subpoenaed now that donald trump will bring people like this around him again if he comes back into power. and although all of them particularly these four rodeo clowns were able to perpetrate one of the biggest assaults we've had on the rule of law and elections in the history of this country. and i think the fact that this committee has finally decided to use subpoena power beyond just the steve bannons in the world but to get closer up the food chain to people directly advising trump around the events of january 6th helped create both a chain of command and a deeper fact pattern for both the
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public and i hope for law enforcement to understand what needs to be done to prevent something like this from occurring again. >> clowns can be frightening and anybody freaked out by cleans will tell you. sydney powell is one of the more ridiculous figures in this group but she was mounting, she with rudy giuliani was mounting a relentless strategy to sort of prove this elaborate scheme that has gotten her and other folks in trouble because they claimed that part of the scheme where they were supposedly trying to claim you had to throw electors out because there was fraud had to do with dominion voting systems. here is a mashup of her going after this company. >> dominion operators went in and injected votes and changed the whole system. >> they run a computer algorithm on it as needed to either flip votes, take votes out or alter the votes to make a candidate win. >> it has been used all over the
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world to defy the will of people who wanted freedom. there is statistical evidence. there is all kinds of math evidence and forensic evidence. state officials everywhere are apparently out there trying to destroy everything they can get to before we can seize it. >> they had this all planned maria. it is one huge, huge criminal conspiracy. >> you know, glen, i guess the question is idiot a defense hear? the doj is watching what is happening on the january 6th committee as they put together elements of a far reaching conspiracy by whether idiot or not. they had a plan to say the elections were stolen and these voting machines were corrupted therefore in the multiple states take these electors instead of those is the stupidity a defense against potentially the doj if
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they ever decided to wake up and get involved. >> you know, no, stupidity is no defense and the fact these were plausible doesn't make it less corrupt. these are important subpoenas that because clearly the investigative circle is tightening and tightening around donald trump who is the hub and i'm hoping we'll have the opportunity to talk about a hub and spoke conspiracy in the not too distant future because that's the picture emerging but i don't want to reign on the parade because these are at good as what they produce. you'll receive the news of the mark meadows subpoena with much fanfare and we're on day 35 or 36 of the mark meadows indictment watch so these
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subpoenas that are an important step and the january 6th committee is serious about getting to the bottom of this but we have to see what are they prepared to do if the subpoenas that are ignored? are they going to start to consider using their own inherent power of contempt to try to compel testimony or are they going to be happy to shuffle the people not compiling with the subpoenas that over to the department of justice in hopes that they will then be prosecuted? >> what is your opinion on that barbara? it's fanfare to say we're going to subpoena them at all but if they can't compel testimony and spend six months battling it out in court, what's the point. >> delay is the name of the game. i'm sure the lawyers will assert attorney client privilege on the face that makes sense but there are a number of reasons why that doesn't apply here, one of which is crime fraud exception and
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privilege, lots to talk about what is privileged and including documents that aren't. they will probably seek to stall. it will be interesting to see what the january 6th committee does here referring more to the justice department i think is not going to be a quick solution. filing their own civil lawsuit is not likely to move quickly and glen raises on interesting point, use it or lose it. they have inherent contempt power. it's time to flex muscles and use that power to enforce their subpoenas that. >> no kidding. including against former vice president. let's talk about vice president mike pence. rachel maddow did a great job of going through the bland opening the envelope at the oscars, you don't decide who won, you are just reading it. he said basically there is only
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one set of electors by the way and here he is doing that on january 6th. >> after ascertaining the ser -- certificates are regular, they will announce beginning with alabama which the parliamentarians advice me is the only certificate of vote from that state and purports to be a return from the state and annexed a certificate from that state purporting to appoint or ascertain electors. >> from a political point of view, it feels like the idea of using inherent contempt of going after the president or vice president is something the democrats are reluctant to do. liz cheney is not reluctant to do it because she's a republican and thinks like a republican. how important will it be to hear
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from this man? mike pence is in the center of this. he knew something is up because he said by the way, there is only one set of electors. >> it's incredibly important to hear from mike pence as barb pointed out and glenn pointed out that time is of the essence here. the nut result of the election will be they can't stretch this out like the republicans stretched out the benghazi hearings. mike pence's office said they don't believe he should testify because they don't believe this is underneath the dignities of his office and also said he feels they're too partisan. they're partisan on getting to the truth and protecting democracy. those are good partisan values that are bipartisan, by the way.
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thirdly, mike pence was under enormous pressure on january 6th from donald trump and other members of congress and from operatives in the party and has firsthand knowledge what that sounded like so testimony is deeply important. >> yeah, it's so bipartisan. two republicans on the committee who voted like 90% with donald trump. get out of hear with that. thank you-all very much. up next on "the reidout" cory booker joins me as the senate begins debate on voting rights outside the capitol meanwhile demonstrators were taking a stand for voting rights and getting arrested. natasha brown was one of them. she joins me to talk about what happens next if the senate fails to act. >> plus, some hospitals are issuing an urgent warning. the covid situation is so bad they might not have a bed for you if you need life saving care and there are a lot of
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republicans are trying to attack voting and disenfranchise people. >> once again, mitch, please. mcconnell claims this is one party rewriting laws, he should be referring to what his party is doing on party line simple majority votes or through executive action. take the so-called free state of florida where chairman ron desantis is doing everything he can to prevent people from voting or to out right intimidate them if they try. his latest authoritarian idea is to create a literal personal police force to oversee state elections that would answer only to him. the job of the titled office of election crimes and security would be to investigate, detect, apprehend and arrest anyone for election laws with the power to monitor voters and even arrest them so does ron plan to have the secret police arrest trump voters since the heart of election fraud in florida seems
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to be the maga loving fantasy land called the villages where four people have been arrested in the past month alone forecasting fraudulent votes for donald trump. the junior don took it upon himself to submit his own map which you guessed it, dilutes the voting power of people of color cutting in half the number of majority african american districts and splitting up hispanic voters in south florida districts and giving republicans an eight-seat advantage. when president biden spoke of whether republicans wanted to be bull conner, desantis said i want to be bull conner and there is texas where the sweeping republican voting law sb 1 is suppressing the vote ahead of the lone star state's march 1st primaries. election officials in the large and urban and diverse counties are rejecting an unprecedented number of mail in ballot applications including more than half in one county alone because
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they don't meet voter i.d. requirements under the new law. and since the law required new voter registration forms, it led to a shortage to voting groups and also virginia which seems intent on turning itself into florida north now that trump wolf in sheep's clothing glenn youngkin is in the governor's mansion. there are 20 miles filed restricting access to absentee voting after record numbers of virginians did that thanks to the state democrats expanding voting options. and a short time ago chuck schumer cited these efforts for a final vote on voting rights bills. >> if the republicans block on the legislation before us, i will put forward a proposal to change the rules to allow for a talking filibuster on this legislation as recommended by a number of our colleagues who have been working on this reform for a long time.
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>> joining me now is cory booker. thank you for being here. i don't know if you talked to manchin and cinema lately but is a talking filibuster something you think those two would go for? >> no reason to have that expectation. what is good, though, is that we are tomorrow going to be on the senate floor all 50 of us for bills that we support to address what has become an epidemic problem with dozens of laws passed making it difficult to vote fueled by laws with in person voting fraud more likely to be struck by lightning or somehow donald trump was the rightful winner of the last election. so we're going to vote on that first tomorrow at 5:00 and then vote on the rule change which we will probably get 48 votes to say the filibuster, we're not getting rid of it but you can't just sit in your office and phone it in. you have to have a fill buster and stand on the floor and
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debate a bill and talk about why you don't want it to proceed. >> you know, it will be interesting to hear if they bother to explain themselves why that is a problem, why they think they should be able to phone in a filibuster. that seems to be the manchin sinema position. i want to take you to april of 2017 when the president was a republican, donald trump and mitch mcconnell had a different view whether or not you could nuke the filibuster to get the things he wanted in this particular case he wanted gorsuch on the supreme court. take a listen. >> we need to restore the norms and traditions of the senate and get past this unprecedented partisan filibuster. therefore, i raise the point of order the vote under the press -- present on november 21st 2013 is a majority vote on all nominations. >> isn't it accurate that mitch mcconnell is a situational emphasis and he doesn't believe anything he says.
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he was like get rid of it so i don't -- i find it hard to understand why democrats -- do they understand that they're dealing with somebody who doesn't believe in anything other than getting what he wants? >> it's beyond even mitch mcconnell. he changed for supreme court voters and found a way to pass the toxic trump tax cut but changed 166 times for things in my opinion are far trivial when compared to the most fundamental aspect of a democracy one person, one vote and now we have a reality. republicans are saying we don't need this but the facts are the facts. are we comfortable living in a nation where the average black voter right now in america has to wait twice as long to vote as the average white voter? what does that mean for texas and georgia where you see people having two, three, five, seven, eight, nine hour waits? it discourages people from voting.
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that's not the only laws that are being passed finally tailored to discourage certain populations from young people, native americans, after cap aamericans. these are the facts. we need to actually change the filibuster to preserve the right to vote in america. >> you know, there is a question of whether or not moral persuasion has any power anymore over your democratic in quotes colleagues, manchin and sinema. this are a set of pastors and i'll hold this up for the audience for other georgia congregations that have written to them and part of what they write in the letter, we've watched in utter awe as you have continued to express unwaiving support for the filibuster putting this procedure ahead of our democracy on a host of issues road block the majority and now been used to block
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needed voting rights and our very democracy is at risk. they don't give a dang about that. you work with these republicans. are there two republicans in your view who might be open to doing what manchin and sinema will not and go ahead and make the changes needed to the filibuster in order to have voting rights? are there two republicans? >> i know of none. again, there is a lot of focus on two democrats but the reality is we have 50 republicans who do not believe that we have a problem with voting in america. and we do from the dark money pouring in, republicans are blocking simply disclosing having us know who is spending money in the elections, the gerrymandering problem we have across this country disenfranchising voters or diluting power and republicans. they have fought and blocked and stopped and doing it right now so the question is what do we do? the one thing i want to correct you on, joy, because you've been so spot on during this whole
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broadcast, you said tomorrow is not a final vote on anything. senator schumer and i were talking today. we have not yet begun to fight. we have more tools in our tool box. i've been encouraging them okay, we're stopping here but let's start bringing up each of the provisions of this bill one at a time and make it even harder for them to vote against some of these common sense things people on both sides of the political aisle support. we cannot stop fighting is a disrespect to our ancestors from goodman, cheney and all those voters that got bet back on the bridge we never gave up this fight and we'll never give it up now. >> that's an excellent idea. look forward to you putting individual pieces out and making people take a stand and vote on them. excellent idea. thank you very much. appreciate you being here this evening. joining me now is associate director cancel and soon to be president of the naacp legal defense fund. congratulations on that. big shoes to fill.
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but you are well endowed to do that. thank you. let go to florida. the idea there will be a secret police essentially, secret police force answering to the governor to monitor voters, arrest voters, intimidate voters and we know the voters desantis would like to do that to, how is that possibly legal? >> well, joy, it's not. what we know is that this idea of trying to defend election integrity has been used as a guide for election interference in many, many ways. this may remind you very much of the presidential commission on election integrity started in 2017 by trump and was swiftly disbanded when several civil rights groups including ldf sued and pointed out that that type of commission, that type of election interference is unlawful. what we are most concerned about
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is that even the idea of this, the constitution of such a unit would have such a broad chilling effect even if it did nothing, just the mere existence would be a threat to our elections because it would make voters afraid to exercise their right to vote for fear they may ultimately be targeted by this government governor led commission and it is deeply, deeply troubling, probably one of the worst assaults that i've seen in this war on our democracy to date. >> yeah, and just to put it up again here, 19 states have enacted 34 restrictive voting laws. they are all republican led states. 152 restrictive voting bills in 18 states were carried over into 2022. it's just all over the country and i guess what i'm concerned about and i wonder if this concerns you, if these laws wound up, you know, you-all and the naacp legal defense fund sue, these will wind up before a
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supreme court that said as long as you don't openly say it racial, as long as you say it's about partisanship, they've essentially said you can do anything you want to voters. you can -- any outrage, any indignity, it's fine. you can probably do bubbles and a bar of soap at this point as long as you don't say it's racial. are you concerned we no longer have that backstop of protection in the supreme court because six of them don't believe in voting rights? >> well, we know that to be true. we know the supreme court abandoned any responsibility that it had to examine partisanship in our election system where it's extreme and it's corrosive like jerry bandering. the court advocated its duty in 2019 but i would like to believe that even this court would recognize election subversion when it sees it. this is not just limiting voting rights. this is not just making it more
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difficult to vote. this is actually threatening with intimidation and law enforcement a threat and action of the state to harm voters who want to exercise a fund mental right. this is beyond the pail and i'm hopeful that not only will these challenges be successful in court but that the supreme court will understand that it's own integrity, it's own credibility is on the line when it allows these types of laws to stand. >> i await desantis declaring republican to be the state party of florida and make it illegal to vote for anyone else. we'll see. appreciate you being here. when a world. >> still ahead, courageous voting rights activist are getting into good trouble to protect our precious democracy. we'll be right back. t our preciy t our preciy we'll be right back.
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the showdown in congress protecting voting rights comes a day after the country honored the memory of the reverend dr. martin luther king junior as he declares the measure of a man is not where he stands in comfort and convenience but times of challenge and controversy. today we're seeing people living up to those immortal words. you have the 72nd day of a hunger strike for congress to pass laws protecting voting rights and on the capitol steps today, a group of voting rights activist on their hunger strike. dozens were zip tied and arrested. we're seeing such activism across this country as people also heed the call from another civil rights legend whose name appears on the voting rights bill. the late congressman john lewis before his death last year he was known to urge everyone of conscious to speak up, speak out, get in the way, get in good
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trouble necessary trouble and help redeem the soul of america. joining me now is latosha brown. she was arrested protesting today for voting rights getting in good trouble for real latosha. talk about what happened today. what were the messages of the activists there getting arrested and we have video of that happening as a matter of fact? >> so thank you for having me, joy. today we wanted to send a message loud and clear we're in fact supporting seeing voting rights now. we're at the same time of the vote going on starting at noon, we wanted to make sure we were on the steps of the capitol to lift our voice in the spirit of dr. king to say we are standing for voting rights that is the message to u.s. senate that we will not stop and not turn around and we also want to send a message to the american people that if we're seeing this happen
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in our senate that we have to stand up as people as citizens and voters in this country and say no make sure we have voting rights. >> we had joe madison on a hunger strike for 72 two days. he's in his 70s. pastors are doing it out of georgia sent letters to manchin and sinema. stevie wonder came out today and say why can't you protect voting rights? we had cory booker say no reason to expect manchin and sinema to not have anything to do with voting rights. what do we do next if they don't if this doesn't pass what do we do? >> i love to quote the reverend. he talks about that line is
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victory. that's where we're seeking to go. also i think that we can't let republicans off the hook. there were 16 republicans that actually voted for the voting rights reauthorization. where are they now? we have to speak to them. it's important we as people continue to have action for the civil disobedience like today with the hunger strike and unchilled freedom and black voters matter and several organizations for people's campaign and others protesting all the last ten months. we're going to be relentless and that's what it's going to take with the team to push this forward. >> yeah, don't let them rest until they do what is right. speaking of republicans, one option of course is repeal and replace to say you don't want to support the rights of people to have, you know, anti poverty legislation and voting rights, fine. you can go. there are these republican seats are up. richard burr in north carolina, the ohio seat rob portman is retiring. if in theory democrats can hold
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arizona, nevada and new hampshire, they can make manchin and sinema irrelevant. at this point how hard will it be to raise the voters again to say listen, we need to do this again, that the answer is more voting and get rid of these people who are in the way. >> you know, it is an uphill battle. we said this all along that we're seeing an attack on the local level, the state level and now we're seeing all across this nation that it is going to be an uphill battle. the one thing that gives me hope day to day since we released, i've been getting phone calls. people are frustrated and upset so i'm hoping that all of that energy and anger turns into kind of energy that will actually help move us forward and move people out of the way standing in the way so that we can be capturing new seats for people that have the courage to stand for voting rights in this
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country. >> in 2024 elizabeth warren said maybe the people that need to be repealed and replaced are manchin and sinema. at a certain point do democrats need to maybe take the sticker of safety off of some of these democrats, as well in primaries? >> absolutely. absolutely. that's why we're where we are now. it will take people of integrity. it will take people of courage. we said all the while that senator manchin has been disingenuous and be a liar in this process. we never thought he was actually sincere about this and here it is senator sinema saying she's connected to the filibuster and doesn't support voting rights. how is it on one hand you support an element rmgs -- something standing in the way of civil rights. i think they are opportunists and december -- disingenuous. we need people to represent the people. >> from the school board up to the top maybe repeal and replace these people that don't want to
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hear is what happens when you stop caring about covid. the health system begins to crumble and oklahoma city is a prime example. if you need critical care in oklahoma city, you may have to wait in the hallway or a closet because they are completely out of icu beds. hospital staff are ham strung by their own covid cases and struggling with the psychological trama of this unending nightmare. officials from four of oklahoma city's leading health systems are begging, pleading for the public's help.
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>> our emergency departments are overflowing. our health care professionals are exhausted. we have been working nearly non-stop for over two years now. omicron cases are rising faster than previous variants and we are struggling to keep up. we have zero icu beds and no in patient beds available in oklahoma city. it feels and sometimes looks like a war zone. cases have risen so rapidly we have to care for patients in hallways, sometimes closets. oklahomaens what i will ask of you is this, please work with us until we're on the other side of this surge. >> despite those pleas, 60% of eligible oklahomaens haven't received a booster even though boosters help fight against the omicron variant. they are urging people to avoid the e.r. if it's a non-emergency
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or looking for a covid test which you can order online by the way through the government's new website that did a soft launch today but fully functional tomorrow. please order one. joining me now is chief medical officer for ssm health saint anthony which is one of the hospital systems that is indeed out of icu beds and doctor, thank you for being here. oklahoma is the 15th worst state when it comes to deaths and it is the 23rd worst state when it comes to covid cases. oklahomaens are not getting vaccinated at a rate that would be helpful. you wrote the system is at a breaking point. soon you or a loved one will need us for care, whether a stroke or appendectomy and we might not be able to help. talk about what you're going through in oklahoma city. >> so these are unprecedented times.
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you have a very contagious virus that is spreading rapidly through our community. it affecting a lot of people with chronic illnesses and making them sicker and in need of hospital based care. that is not just my hospital system, it is involving all the hospital systems within the greater oklahoma city and within oklahoma in general. the numbers that you reference as it relates to the case rates certainly play into this. i think the other factors that play into this and it the per -- perfect storm, adverity with regards to staffing. dr. watson referenced that we are very, very limited with staffing and this is putting stress on the system. it can't be overlooked when you're talking about a virus this contagious. it's not just limited to the patients that we take care of but affecting our staff and families so that is compounding our challenges with limited staffing. so -- >> just to be clear -- >> we're dealing. >> oh -- >> just to be clear, the people that you're seeing sort of
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flooding now in your hospitals and making it so there are no more icu beds, are these unvaccinated people or sort of a mix of vaccinated unvaccinated or mostly unvaccinated. >> so right now, 80 to 90% of the people that have in the hospital needing hospital-based care with covid-related complications, 80 to 90% are unvaccinated. so clearly recognize that there is a pattern, a trend, even more than a trend. it's almost predictable that people without vaccines cannot mount the same immune response and beat back omicron. >> and does that mean that, let's say somebody has a car accident or a heart attack. what happens to them if they try to go to the hospital in oklahoma city right now? >> so we are looking at everything very carefully because we do not want to not meet the needs of all oklahomans
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whenever they need it and when they need it urgently. we are looking carefully at ways that we can extend our capacity for taking care of these conditions. we are looking at ways we can keep the resources open that are going to allow us to be there for people whenever they need us, whether that's emergency entally or electively. it's not easy. it requires a lot of examinations of these cases on a one-to-one basis, on a daily basis, looking at the cases that have medical necessity and time sensitivity associated with them. so that's pretty much an example of how we are approaching the elective things that we want to keep going. >> and what's the morale level of your staff right now? >> well, they are beat down. it has been just an incredible two years, and many of them have been with us for the durace. they have worked tirelessly in intensive care units paring ppe
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that is very uncomfortable, watching people pass away in isolation. we have had a lot of people decide to take a pause and leave the work force and that has created some staffing problems for us. we were barely out of recovery from some of the staffing problems, barely recovering from some of the staffing problems with the delta surge and then all of a sudden this wildfire called omicron hit us, and so it's been a double whammy, so to speak, as it relates to the last six months. >> if there is someone listening now who is refusing up to now to get vaccinated, what would you say to them? >> it's with compassion that i ask you to reconsider your decision about vaccination. vaccinations have a time-held advantage of protecting us from these kinds of infections. vaccinations save lives. the science behind vaccinations
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are sound. it does create an advantage for you, and that is an advantage that doesn't just help with you as an individual. it helps with our community. >> yeah, absolutely. and to save the health system in this country, people are going to have to be a little bit more selfless. hopefully, they will listen to you. doctor, thank you for all that you do, you and your staff. god bless. up next, it is tonight's absolute worse as if we have not gotten through the absolute worst. but the heartlessness here, whoa, the heartlessness here, is just infuriating. we'll be right back. just infuriating just infuriating we'll be right back. ♪ ♪taking a break from all your worries ♪ ♪sure would help a lot ♪ ♪wouldn't you like to get away? ♪ ♪ ♪ sometimes you want to go ♪ ♪where everybody knows your name ♪
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thank you, san francisco. gracias, san francisco. -thank you. -[ speaks native language ] let's keep making a difference together. court justice neil gorsuch to the seat that mitch mcconnell stole for him after nuking the filibuster, gorsuch loves covid, which makes him the perfect
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republican. he thinks very little of coronavirus precautions. he joined the majority opinion blocking the biden administration's vaccine mandate for private businesses and joined the descent against vaccine mandate for health care workers. when the court didn't block maine's health care mandate last fall, he wrote, stemming the spread of covid-19 qualifies as a compelling interest. i would acknowledge that this interest cannot qualify as such forever. today we have additional treatments and more appear near. if human nature and history teaches anything, civil liberties face grave risks when the government proclaim infinite states of emergency. the wonderful new interventions that he cites so triumphantly have been less successful than everyone hoped in large part because the very vaccine resistance that he is trying to abet is making it difficult. gorsuch also wrote the dissent when the court refused to block new york's vaccine mandate stressing that religious people
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seeking exemptions due to their aebt abortion beliefs are not anti-vaxxers. people feel differently around people in their lives. we heard for years despite the differences the members of the supreme court are just one big family. that's absolutely not the case with gorsuch. npr reports after the omicron surge began justice sonia sotomayor who has diabetes didn't feel safe. john roberts understanding that in some form asked all of the justices to mask up. but gorsuch refused to do so, which means that sotomayor has been forced to attend oral arguments over the phone. every other justice is masking up. even clarence thomas, who doesn't seem to care about anybody. but, nope, not gorsuch. he could not be bothered to extend the life-saving courtesy to his co-worker. diabetes is a huge risk factor. a report last summer 40% of
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people who died from covid had diabetes. those numbers may look different with vaccination and omicron but the cdc lists diabetes as a condition where people are more likely to get severely ill. having zero problem risking the life of your colleague because you don't feel like putting a mask on, you, neil gorsuch, are to rotten co-worker, dangerous to be near in a pandemic and tonight's absolute worst. that's tonight's "reidout." "all in with chris hayes" starts now. tonight on "all in," all the networks are reporting new subpoenas for trump attorneys. >> oh, my goodness, all the networks! wow! >> tonight congressman adam schiff what they want to know. plus, how team trump's campaign of lies laid the groundwork foorn attempted coup. and george conway on why he says prosecutors must start investig

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