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capitol police, including metro pd, and not one but two, but three different ways, one email, one verbal and one through the law enforcement portal. as to why the information didn't flow to all of the people within the various departments that they would prefer, i don't have a good answer for that. >> joining me now for more on this testimony today is cnn crime and justice correspondent shimon prokupecz. big takeaways here for you that you saw? >> yes, the big takeaway, and something we should all be very concerned about, this threat is going to continue and it's only going to increase. the idea of domestic terrorism here in this country is a concern. the fbi director said that since he's been in office, he's seen a three-fold increase in the number of cases and the other thing is, you know, you played that sound there from the fbi director. it's very clear that they are now dealing with something that
they haven't really had to deal with in quite some time, 1245 his that how do you look at social media threats, things people are posting in online threads, and try to verify and give it credibility? he said, certainly, we had concerning info leading up to january 6th. we had concerning info the day before. but the issue is the credibility. they say they were not able to attest to the credibility of that information. and that is where some of this issue is, is that how do you chase down so many of these leads that you're seeing and this chatter that you're seeing on social media? of course, he's also talking about the fact that there's this explosion in domestic terrorism and how are they going to in the days and months and years to come, going to combat that? and also the idea how do you share some of this information? of course, he was defensive of the fbi, said that they did what
they were supposed to do when they received some information the day before. they sent it down the line in three different ways, through email exchanges. they even briefed it to their law enforcement partners. but, again, he also did say they have to look at that and see if there are things they should have done better. in the end, obviously, the biggest concern here is also the threat continues but also, brianna, he also did mention how foreign terrorist organizations like al qaeda and isis are still actively trying to come up with plots against this country. and could use january 6th as a way to rally their troops, as a way to inspire attacks here across the u.s. >> yes, that is terrifying. shimon, thank you very much for covering this for us. today's hearing was expected to focus on the capitol attacks but lawmakers also had broader questions about domestic terrorism and people and motivations for the attack, including what judiciary committee chairman dick durbin
is calling the right's next big ply. >> the next big ply appears to be the argument that somehow or another those were not trump supporters who invaded the capitol. based on your investigation so far, do you have any evidence that the capitol attack was organized by, quote, fake trump protesters? >> we have not seen evidence of that at this stage. >> joining me now to discuss this is former fbi agent peter strzok. also the author of "compromise, counterintelligence and the threat of donald j. trump." what did you think of the effort by some senators to point the finger at antifa, point the finger at social justice protests? >> i think it was extraordinarily important to hear directly from the director of the fbi, three very specific things. the first is exactly rebutting that point, that there is no evidence that there were any
antifa or anti-trump members of the group of the insurrectionists that stormed the capitol on the 6th of january. the second is he said quite clearly there's no information at all, no evidence of widespread voter fraud, yet alone enough to have impacted the results of the election. so i think the two things put together go a long way to providing a set of facts to the american people that are free from any sort of political spin and that are really important as people go assessing what occurred and what didn't occur and what we need to do moving forward. >> it seemed very clear wray didn't want to get roped in to serving political purposes of either democrats or republicans. we saw that occur at various times. he was careful when democrats were trying to tie what inspired these insurrectionists to president trump, to republicans who told the big lie. what did you think about how wray addressed that, should he have been more blunt about his potential concerns or a possible
link as he saw it? >> i think so. first, let's remember absolutely it's important for the director of the fbi as the fbi in general not to be in fact or seen as favoring any one political agenda over the other. so i absolutely understand his impulse and appropriateness of him keeping the fbi out of these partisan debates. having said that though, sometimes when you try to be apolitical, you end up being political instead. he missed an opportunity, in my opinion, to really speak out about qanon. he talks about the 2,000 domestic terrorism cases the fbi has opened but never broke down what makes up those 2,000 cases. are there five opened towards antifa or 500? the facts speak for themselves and there was an opportunity missed to provide granular data to let people judge for themselves underlying political issues. again, that's not the job of the fbi, shouldn't be, but the fbi
has the data to allow those debates and discussions to go forward in an informed way. somewhere he said the fbi doesn't have enough resources to keep up with the demands as domestic terror investigations rise. how concerning is that to you? >> it's very concerning. the fbi, in my experience over 20 years, there was never a time we had sufficient resources to address all of the threats in front of us. so i think what is clearly apparent from his testimony and what we see going on across the nation is there's a rapidly expanding threat on the domestic terrorism front. particularly interested going forward to hear director wray, when the question came up about change or expanding domestic terrorism laws that he said, throwing his weight and weight of the fbi behind it, he would welcome expanded tools in the toolkit of things the fbi could use to investigate. so as we move forward looking at the way we either need to craft new laws or revise existing ones, it clearly looks like director wray is placing his vote in the expanded authority
position. >> there's an outstanding question about whether the fbi did everything that it should have done about getting intelligence about the potential threat of what could have happened on january 6th to law enforcement. the fbi did pass this on in three different avenues. it was sort of business as usual to hear it described by wray. should it have been business as usual knowing what you know about how intel, concerning intel about threats passed down? was this down appropriately, and what did you think of his answer? >> i thought his answer -- i was a little surprised senators didn't go after him a little harder than they did on those questions. i think the nor ffolk report th came out on the 5th were defensible and layered, as noted. i was surprised there weren't
ear questions about other investigations that either did or didn't occur, whether or not there was intelligence that was missed. clearly director wray was very up-front about saying, our goal is to bat 1,000 within the fbi. any time there's an attack, we consider that a failure and we're going into assess whether or not we should have or could have done theings that weren't done but it's clear as we look at hundreds and hundreds of arrests which include conspiracies among many people that there was an opportunity there to have investigations that would have generated intelligence ahead of the 6th. the hard questions, and i'm sure they're being asked in the fbi but i hope they're pursued, is why those were missed and whether those speak to deeper issues, whether that was the prior administration's chilling investigations or ex-pplicit bi from preventing these things picked up, but those are the hard questions that need to be asked. >> indeed. peter strzok, thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you for having me. a member of the proud boys
is due in court in seattle accused of being the group's de facto leader during the january 6th capitol hill riots. as cnn's justice correspondent reports, prosecutors allege ian nordean was given the power to lead the trump supporters extremist group's violent push to overtake the u.s. capitol. >> brianna, the justice department releasing new details about the careful planning and coordination by the proud boys january 6th and how a prominent seattle member of the group stepped in to take over after proud boys leader enrique tero was arrested days before the investigation. prosecutors say ethan nordean was nominated to have these so-called war powers, to lead the proud boys after theriot's arrest, and they alleged the group distributed multi frequency radios and even left trump's speech early to move to the capitol that day. nordean allegedly positioned proud boys members at enentrance to the capitol guarded by just a
handful of officers and officers say nordean gave the group plans to break into the capitol from as many different points as possible. so far 14 members of the proud boys have been arrested, according to cnn's count. brianna? >> jessica, thank you very much for that. if josh groban sang hair metal, that would be shocking. if beyonce somehow did not sleigh, that would be pretty stunning. but the grenade when you've been helping build for months finally explodes in your face, that is just inevitable. >> i think at the beginning of the day before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace. we had been to hundreds of rallies. i probably had been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens, and they were nothing but peaceful events. we expected that day to be the same. as those events transpired, it was disbelief, shock, somber, sad, horrified by the violence. it was a very hard, difficult day in the white house. there's no doubt.
>> shock, disbelief? no. everyone was not expecting peace, as she claims. in a january 5th memo first reported by "the washington post" the fbi warned that extremists may commit, quote, war on january 6th. the potential threat was an open secret. cnn even sent reporters to cover the security preps before the event even began. >> the d.c. national guard is being deployed to back up local law enforcement during pro-trump demonstrations in the city this week. a number of protests in the nation's capitol have turned violent in the past year, including last month when protesters clashed over the november election. >> that is what is bringing this wave of protests to washington, so much so that the mayor is requesting help from the national guard. >> they have warned groups that might try to start conflict with these people may descend on the nation's capitol. there may be people bringing guns to the nation's capitol. >> and what did kayleigh mcenany
expect would happen when she personally and baselessly alleged for months before the election there were widespread problems before the election and pushed the big lie for two months after election day? >> and there are very real claims out there that the campaign is pursuing in the system that had never been tried in american history, mass mail-out voting. it's one we identified as being particularly prone to fraud so those claims deserve to be pursued. we want every legal vote to be counted and we want every illegal vote -- >> whoa, i think she has to be very clear she's charging on the other side of welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. unless she has more details to back that up, i can't in good count nance continue showing you this. >> that was a fox host cutting out the bs claim kayleigh mcenany was making after the election, claiming that claims she appears so surprised were the basis for the insurrection on the capitol. another talking head on the channel in which she appears in
her latest interview and while she frequently appeared while at the white house said he wasn't surprised it happened. >> these are not conspiracy theorists motivated just by lies. that's a bunch of nonsense people want to tell us. i'm not even surprised by what happened yesterday. i'm not saying it's okay but i wasn't shocked. i recognized that people feel like the entire system is rigged against them. i'm a born-again american. i have been reawoken to the reality of what the left has done to my country. >> kayleigh mcenany also said she's had been to dozens of trump rallies, hundreds she said. well, she'd know many of those rallies have produced violence. protesters have been punched, they consider been kicked. one even sucker punched by a 78-year-old trump fan. >> i say what are you doing? he lies! i have never seen anything like it. >> you bet i lyinged it. >> yeah, what did you like about
it? >> knocking the hell out of that big mouth. yes, deserved it. the next time we see him, we might have to kill him. we don't know who he is but we know he's not acting like an american. >> since mcenany attended those rallies, she would know her boss riled up crowds for years now and openly encouraged violence and retaliation against protesters. >> get them the hell out of here, will you please? get them out of here. throw them out! maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing. so if you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you, seriously. just knock the hell -- i promise you, i will pay for the legal fees, i promise, i promise. they won't be so much because the courts agree with us to. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell you. there's a guy totally disruptive, throwing punches. we're not allowed to punch back anymore.
i love the old days. you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were at a place like this? they would be carried out on a stretcher, folks. in the good old days, they would rip him out of that seat so fast, but today everybody is politically correct. >> but, sure, kayleigh mcenany, peaceful rallies. according to a report by the university of pennsylvania in 2018, trump's 2016 campaign rallies were linked to a rise in violence when he visited towns. for instance, a city that hosted a trump rally saw an average of two more assaults reported on the day of the event than it normally would. finally, mcenany tries making this claim -- >> it was a -- i should say widespread feeling, synonymous feeling that everyone felt completely condemning the actions of that day, horrified, very somber. >> a feeling everyone felt, she
said, except for the big guy. that's the part she leaves out. while trump aides were shaken, according to our chief white house correspondent kaitlan collins, a former trump official said trump himself was enjoying what he saw on his television screen, the chaos he provoked. a close adviser to trump told "the washington post" that trump was too engrossed watching the live coverage of the insurrection to respond to pleas from members of congress. it's also pretty apparent he was neither horrified nor somber since he waited so long to tell them to go home. and when he did release a video, he defended the insurrectionist and he told them that he loved them. that is what kayleigh mcenany fiercely protected for the eight-plus months she was white house press secretary. what trump did and said on january 6th was nothing new, and she knows that because she was there. his big lie is her big lie, no matter how hard she tries to spin it during her new paid gig
on fox. and we're following breaking news in california, where at least 15 people have been killed in a horrific crash between a semi truck and suv that was carrying more than two dozen people. plus, new york governor andrew cuomo facing a third allegation of sexual harassment. several members of his own party are beginning to turn on him. and ahead, the first johnson & johnson vaccine doses are set to be administered. we're going to take you there live.
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>> brianna, california highway patrol on the scene of this gruesome incident. we're now told 15 people were killed when a ford expedition collided with a semi truck carrying gravel. we just got an update from a hospital official providing some new details. take a listen. >> we believe there was 27 passengers in this suv that struck a semi truck full of gravel. 14 were dead on the scene. three of them were flown out from the scene. seven patients transported to a regional medical center, where unfortunately one has died since arrival. somewher >> there's a lot to investigate here but the glaring aspect, a vehicle, suv that typically carries eight people according to this hospital official had some 27 people in it whenever this collision occurred. 14 people died on the scene there. you can see some of the aerial images. one person later succumbed to their injuries.
four others were flown to local hospitals, where three of them are currently in intensive care. authorities tell us the cause of that investigation is still being investigated. they don't know which party was at fault. began just a gruesome scene near the u.s./mexico border near imperial, california, brianna. >> when i first read this, i did a double take. i thought it was a typo why there were so many people in the car. do we know why there were so many people in the car? >> no, we don't. obviously, that would be highly unlawful to have that many people in a vehicle. we're told by authorities they don't know which party is at fault but obviously a lot to investigate there and obviously a tragic, what some authorities are calling a has casualty event, 15 people killed. >> josh, thank you for the update on that. still ahead, we're live in ohio as some of the first people are set to receive the johnson & johnson vaccine. plus, will new york governor
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"the times" reporting anna roush met him in a wedding in 2019 and she shared these photos where you can see cuomo holding her face between his hands at the reception and you can also see the expression on her face. roush claims the governor touched her bare lower back and asked if he could kiss her. roush has not responded to cnn's request for comment and cnn has been unable to corroborate her allegations. but lindsey boylan, who first accused governor cuomo, is speaking out on this latest accusation. she tweeted, quote, this doesn't make me feel validated, it makes me feel sick. i feel nauseous thinking about anna's experience. new york state attorney general letitia james will soon be appointing an independent special counsel to investigate. the governor denied the accusations but has apologized for any perceived insensitive comments. the question is how will congressional democrats respond to this? many have publicly supported a full investigation but only one so far, democratic congresswoman
kathleen rice, is demanding governor cuomo resign saying, quote, the time has come. charlotte alter is a senior correspondent for "time." she just penned the op-ed, andrew cuomo, once a resistance icon, now there is blood in the water. charlotte, thank you very much for being with us. you spoke with a former cuomo aide. what did you learn? >> so, it's important to understand here that cuomo is a unique figure in new york politics. he has many friends and also many enemies. what this former aide said many of the people who have been sort of holding their tongue about andrew cuomo over the last year because of his handling of the covid-19 pandemic are now sort of letting loose. so his enemies sense weakness and that's why you may be seeing so many of these stories coming out now. >> the blood in the water that you mention. you also point out, look, he's
known for people maybe who aren't as familiar with new york politics, he's known for his bellicose personality. the first kind of introduction that many people would have gotten to andrew cuomo was the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic was maybe a different image of the more organized, fact-driven, briefings that he gave during coronavirus. there is this what he's known for, this bellicosity as you put it, that's also part of this. >> well, yeah, in some ways it may have ended up being a sort of shakespearean fatal flaw. one of the things that i explore in the piece is how the trump era was in a lot of ways a double-edged sword for some of the other figures who aren't trump, because on the one hand, people -- many democrats were really casting around for a hero, so early in the pandemic,
when cuomo was, you know, putting his aggressive personality to work to try to handle the pandemic going toe to toe with trump over funding and ppe and ventilators, you know, he was sort of hailed as the -- one of the heroes of the early pandemic. now, of course, we know that certain elements of the pandemic in new york were actually sadly mishandled, particularly when it comes to deaths in nursing homes, which his administration is also under scrutiny for. but the other thing the trump era really ushered in a new reexamination of sexual politics, of power dynamics. it's not a coincidence that the me too movement happened while donald trump was president. he's a man who has also been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. so on the one hand we have the sort of new democratic stars who
stepped into the spotlight during the trump era but on the other hand we also have the new standards that they're being held to. i think we see both of those trends colliding in this andrew cuomo story. >> it's a very interesting column that you've wrote. thank you very much, charlotte, for being with us. >> thanks for having me. rising republican star congressman madison hawthorne of north carolina is facing allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. the youngest member of congress has been accused by multiple women as he's past and his political persona have come under new scrutiny. our cnn correspondent is live for us at capitol hill with more on these detailed allegations against him. many of these claims have to do with his time in college, which wasn't actually that long ago. >> that's right, brianna. he was in college just four years ago and many of these allegations are very serious. they're alleging that madison cawthorn engaged in predatory
behavior while he attended school at patrick henry college in virginia. and i spoke with many of his former classmate. many of the women say point-blank he was someone they were warned about. they were told not to ever be alone with him, and that he had the pen chachant for inviting w what he called fun drives and they would be made to feel, according to the women, made to feel very uncomfortable very quickly with cawthorn. i spoke with one woman who was in a very rural area already dark and she was very uncomfortable. then he started asking her questions about the purity ring she wore, about her sexual experiences. and it was only when she shut down that conversation that he responded, she said, in a very aggressive way. here's what she told me. >> his m.o. was to take vulnerable women out on these rides with him in the car and to make advance moves. he got really upset and he
whipped the car around and started going back to campus at 70, 80 miles an hour, one-lane roads. it was really scary. >> now, many of these allegations did come up when cawthorn was running for congress last year, brianna, and he denied these allegations. he notably in an interview with cnn said he regretted any of the things, if his actions were misrepresented, he apologized if he made anyone feel uncomfortable but the national spotlight certainly being on him now that he is in congress. notable his office is not putting him out for any additional interviews, given these women are now speaking up in greater numbers. and they told me only last night in a statement that they believe that the questions were asked and answered during the course of the campaign, and that he went on to win that campaign. >> and there are also some questions about the accident that left him paralyzed. >> that's right. this was an accident in 2014, a car accident. the accident really has become for him the core part of his
persona, both as a person, as a congressman, as a candidate throughout the campaign. he spoke about the accident at length in the past and he says in his narrative that he was in the car accident and he was left for dead by his -- by his friend who was driving the car. and in the first interview just in the last few days, the driver of that car, his friend, spoke to "the washington post" and disputes that accounting. he said that's not what happened. i pulled him out of the car the second i was able to. there were also questions about his background and his claims about his resume. after that car accident and depositions that cnn obtained in 2017, he said that his plan to attend the prestigious u.s. naval academy were derailed by the accident but those depositions show when he says he admits he was rejected by the u.s. naval academy before the accident. brianna, certainly a lot of mischaracterizations allegations, of course, in his
past. >> thank you so much. next, senator ted cruz makes another hypocritical comment, forgetting about his recent trip to cancun during a crisis. and we'll roll the tape plus, as nikki haley praises donald trump after saying he has no future in the gop, one conservative asks, quote, is there anyone more pathetic than haley? he's going to join me next. riders, the lone wolves of the great highway. all they need is a bike and a full tank of gas. their only friend? the open road. i have friends. [ chuckles ] well, he may have friends, but he rides alone. that's jeremy, right there! we're literally riding together. he gets touchy when you talk about his lack of friends. can you help me out here?
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the party of wealthy elites on both coasts. >> wealthy elites on both coasts, not to be confused with wealthy elites in texas, like well to do, ivy league educated ted cruz of the but there's so much more to unpack here that it would more than fill that suitcase that cruz rolled through the houston airport enroute to mexico. that's right, this is senator ted cruz accusing democrats of abandoning working class americans. the senator ted cruz who jetted out of texas during a brutal winter storm two weeks ago that he left millions of people in texas without power and poet annual water, abandoning working class men and women, one might say, for the ritz-carlton in cancun. there's no water? let them drink margaritas. the memes write themselves. now he's accusing democrats of abandoning working class men and women. that's rich. and it's followed by the caught of messing up, purposeful
self-owned as if to say, you're laughing at me? i'm laughing at me too. >> i've got to say, orlando is awesome! it's not as nice as cancun -- but it's nice! >> but orlando probably won't cost ted cruz approval points in polls. so for senators looking to escape both the cold and being compassionate to their constituents, orlando might just be the better choice. now to a republican who keeps changing her mind about former president donald trump, that's nikki haley. on january 7th, one day after the insurrection, haley, who served as trump's u.n. ambassador said her former boss' action after the election will be judged harshly by history. she echoed the comments days later pelg politico, quote, he went down a path he shouldn't have. but a different haley suddenly emerged when the house walked
trump's articles of impeachment over to the senate. >> they beat him up before they got into office. they're beating him up after he leaves office. >> now shows back on the trump train, praising trump's speech at cpac. haley called it, quote, a strong speech about his u.s. policies. hoar that touk more about it is "the washington post" columnist max boot. it's good to have you on. you have an opinion piece and you write, is there a more pathetic politician in america than nikki haley? she changed positions on former president donald trump so often that she should start sporting flip-flops. it's not seen as good in politics to flip-flop. you'll have politicians who try to maybe use it on a policy issue and say they have evolved and they try to be nuisanced about it. that's not what this is. this is a straight-up flip-flop. i wonder what you see is the impetus for her doing this? >> clearly the impetus is she made no secret of the fact she
wants to win the republican presidential nomination. and so you have to deal with the elephant in the room, which is donald trump. now, when she came out against trump and condemned the insurrection in the capitol right after it happened, she seemed to be operating under the assumption that he would soon be shunned by the party, that he would lose his political viability as she told politico. that clearly has not happened. recent poll shows about 76% of republican voters want to renominate donald trump in 2024. he still owns this party, so she's accommodating herself to that reality and casting doubt whether she actually believes in anything at all, because the only thing she believes in will say whatever will please republican voters, which right now is praezingising donald tru that's what she's doing. >> she requested a meeting at trump with mar-a-lago, which so many republicans have done. they've gone down there after he left washington in disgrace to kiss the ring. he reportedly declined her
request. do you think she will be able to find her way back into trump's good graces? >> who knows? i mean, he's certainly susceptible to flattery and she can certainly pile it on if necessary. but the whole thing is just so unseemly and so distasteful and distressing to me. i used to have a higher impression of nikki haley. we see all of these republicans like ted cruz doing it but i never have much respect for ted cruz, because he always seemed like an opportunist from the git-go where as nikki haley seemed to be cut from something finer. in 2015 she took a principaled stand for pulling down the confederate flag at the south carolina statehouse. that wasn't easy to do but she got it done. she seemed to stand for a moderate, progressive version of the republican party. so it's unspecially nerving for me and just disappointing to see the way she's pandering to trump and his fans even after this horrific assault on the cuapito,
which she herself denounced and now she's praising trump as he continues to spread this big lie about how he won the election. i speak to someone who was a lifelong republican up until 2016, somebody who supported nikki haley and marco rubio and other republicans and it's just soul-crushing for me to see what they've become in the trump era. >> it is perplexing, morally and politically. it's sort of head-scratching and it's a really interesting column, max. thank you for coming on to share it with us, max boot. >> thank you for having me. next, the third covid vaccine approved in the u.s. is now, yes, being administered. we're going to take awe lyou li ohio as folks are getting the johnson & johnson vaccine. plus, the former trump doctor is breaking with dr. anthony fauci. how liberty mutual customizes your car insurance
the third vaccine in the u.s. is finally being administered to americans. the first shots of the johnson & johnson single-dose coronavirus vaccine are being administered. they are being distributed in a max vaccination site at ohio state university in columbus. our pete montene is there. this is a big day of the tell us who will be getting these shots. >> reporter: it's a big day, brianna, because this is a very big site. they are able to take 3,000 people a day here for vaccinations, but the fact that this is one dose rather than two doses is a huge deal. they are typically waiting on people coming back for the second doze of the
pfizer/moderna vaccine and we're seeing some of the first people to get the johnson & johnson vaccine after it was shipped out yesterday. robert is 86, and you just got vaccinated. how did it feel? >> oh, it's exciting. it's great, and i don't even feel a thing. a while ago just a little bit of warmth and then that was it. it faded away and -- and i don't even feel like i had a shot now. >> reporter: you've been waiting a long time. >> a long time, waiting on that johnson & johnson. >> why is this better for you? >> better because it's one shot and also a very trusted name for clear back when my children were babies, so it's just -- something just kept telling me to wait on this. >> reporter: what was the emotion like just to get the shot? of course, you probably didn't expect all this attention but just to get the vaccine today. that's incredible. >> it was really exciting. when i got out of my car, i was shaking i was so excited. i couldn't wait, and i thought i
was going to be late, you know. i said oh, i can't believe they called me and she said today you get your shot, and i'm like really. because i called yesterday and i was on the phone with them a long time, i was crying because i was upset because i couldn't find out when i could get this shot and i wanted this shot. i didn't want to settle for anything else. >> reporter: what's your message to those who may still be waiting or those who may be reluctant to get the vaccine in general? >> well, first of all, you need to get it because it protects you with all these viruses and everything going around, people can't be what they want to be. they can't go out. they can't do things. i haven't been able to go out to dinner in a restaurant like i love to do and all of those things, and for your health you need to get it and also, too, get the one that you're the most -- you feel the best about, and i felt the best about this from day one. >> reporter: congratulations. >> thank you.
>> reporter: you know, brianna, it's just so incredible to see it here, a place where many folks are waiting here in ohio. it's phase 1c pretty soon on thursday and phase two here in ohio which opens it up to those 56 and older, so this really could not come at a better time here. >> big congratulations to barbara, pete. thanks so much to her for being with us. we appreciate it. we do have more on the breaking news. senators grilling the fbi director on what happened during the capitol insurrection, including the conspiracy theories that some republicans continue to push about what the rioters were. ♪ ♪ (kids talking) pnc bank believes that if an app can help you track your pizza... come on cody, where are you buddy? ...then your bank should have the technology
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