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eric: we start with a fox news alert, at this hour, a new congress. the 117th will be officially sworn into office today on capitol hill. as we take a live look at the doings on the house floor at this moment. members will decide if nancy pelosi continues to serve as speaker of the house. she will have to lead the democrats holding the narrowest majority in 20 years, as well as facing progressives. hello, welcome to america's news headquarters on the fox news channel. i'm eric shawn. hi, molly. >> i'm molly line. as we watch the house speaker election, the republican toaster challenge joe biden's electoral
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challenge win is gaining steam, some calling for a commission to conduct an emergency 10 day audit of the results, this after missouri senator josh holly and 140 house republicans said they plan to challenge wednesday's electoral certification. we have live fox news team coverage. mark meredith in washington. first, we go to congressional correspondent chad pergram. let's start with the senate. what happens there? >> reporter: the senate comes into session. the senate is a continuing body, vice president mike pence is president of the senate and he is presiding and he will swear in 32 new senators. i say 32 new senators because you have two-thirds of the senate, their terms continue, one-third of the senate has to be sworn in to start the new congress. among them, mitch mcconnell, the senate majority leader. we will also have new faces like cynthia lumus, republican from way onlying -- wyoming.
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also tommy tubberville, they have to be signed in today. there is one vacancy. kelly loeffler, she continues as a senator because she is fulfilling the unexpired term of johnnijohnnie isakson who he red a year and-a-half bag because of health concerns. david perdue, his term ended a kim minutes ago. he is not a senator. he might be returning. right now, the senate is 51-48 in favor of the republicans, molly. eric: i'll take it here. that's pretty complicated, the fact that perdue is no longer a senator. of course, he's running on tuesday. the house, congress is a lot more complicated also. can you walk us through that? >> reporter: absolutely. the house we think is going to start at 432 members with three vacancies. what they're going to do momentarily is have what they call a live quorum call where they take attendance to see how many people are here and just how big the house of
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representatives might b it might be smaller than that because of the pandemic. the house of representatives has had what they call remote voting where members can phone in their vote. that doesn't apply right now. because they have to reinstitute that in the new congress. now, we're expecting three vacancy as i said. you had luke lutlow from lyses ya that who -- louisiana who passed away a couple days ago. you have a vacant seat for the time being in new york's 22nd congress as district between anthony rendisi and claudia tenney and maria elvira salazar, she's a new member, flipped the seat from blue to red. she was hospitalized with coronavirus and will not be here today. so it's going to be very interesting to see what the numbers are because that will dictate what the numbers must be for the speakers race later this afternoon. eric: ms. pelosi had an 11 seat
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margin but that's in flux. it's so tragic about congressman-elect lutrow. what does it take for the speaker to be reelected? >> you have to have a majority of the entire house, not the most votes, but a majority of the entire house. if the house starts at 332 and there's -- 432 -- you need 217. nancy pelosi lost 15 votes last time. she can't lose that many this time, you have jim cooper who opposed her last time, he indicated to me a couple days ago he is going to support nancy pelosi. on the other hand, you have someone like abigail spanberger, a second term democrat from southern virginia who indicates she will oppose below civil this is why i say it comes down to the math, the math, the math. the nancy pelosi has to have the right number of people here. if you don't have a majority of the physician ballot, you go to a second and third ballot. that hasn't happened since 1923,
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frederick chilllet. it took him four ballots to be elected speaker. i won't give you the details of 1856 where it took over four months to elect nathaniel banks speaker of the house. eric: no one knows congress better than chad pergram. what do you expect will happen? >> nancy pelosi said her biggest enemy was covid. there's nobody else running against her. we probably will get a result in the speaker vote probably 6:00, 6:36:30. everything takes longer due to covid. her name will be placed into nomination by hakim jeffries, and her opponent is kevin mccarthy, the house minored leader. liz cheney will place his name into nomination. and usually it's a party line vote. always, there's deviations. you might have people voting present and this is why nancy pelosi and the democrats have
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indicated it is so important that they vote for her so they maintain the majority. and you can't beat somebody with nobody. we've had votes cast for collin powell, john yo lewis, spanbergr voted for sheri buskose from illinois a couple years ago. we always have deviations. eric: chad, we'll keep on it. we know you'll stand by on capitol hill. >> a group of several prominent republican senators have plans to object to the electoral college's certification of joe biden's presidential victory. they're demanding an emergency 10 of day audit of the 2020 results. some lawmakers are pushing back. mark meredith is live in washington with more on this as it develops. mark. >> reporter: good afternoon. certifying the electoral college vote is traditionally a drama-free event. that will not be the case wednesday when at least a dozen republican senators say they
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will join the efforts to challenge the electoral college results. ted cruz speaking out, he wants congress to appoint and electoral commission and allow for a 10 of da 10 day audit of . cruz spoke with maria bartiromo earlier today on fox's sunday morning features. >> we've seen in the last two months unprecedented allegations of voter fraud. and that's produced a deep, deep distrust of our democratic process across the country. i think we in congress have an obligation to do something about that, we have an obligation to protect the integrity of the democratic system. >> reporter: mitch mcconnell urged republicans not to join in the certification challenges, he acknowledged president-elect joe biden is the winner of the race and other high profile senate republicans are not on board with the challenge including toomey, sasse, romney, all encouraging colleagues to
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reconsider the likely conges wednesdays of their actions -- consequences of their actions. senate democrats equally outraged. they're promising to block what they see as a long shot effort. chuck schumer writing to president trump on twitter, quote, it won't happen. we won't let you steal joe biden's landslide win. and while congress works of inside the capitol, police are likely to see crowds outside. thousands of trump supporters are expected to gather on wednesday to protest. >> january 6th, another big day to watch. mark meredith in washington. thank you. eric: molly, for more on speaker pelosi's future and the electoral college challenge, susan is here. first, let's start with pelosi. it appears this will be her swan sorningsong, last term as speak. do you think the progressives
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will pull the party to the left. >> i think they will definitely try to do that. she's in a tough situation in the coming congress. she doesn't have a big majority, a comfortable majority that will allow her to lose people on key votes. so she'll have pressure from her left to push forward a very progressive agenda. but that will be tough to pass because she's got a slim majority and there are enough moderates who would derail passage of bills like that. she's really stuck. i'm curious how they're able to navigate that. the hints i'm getting from what speaker pelosi has said so far, talking about what the agenda will be, sounds like they're going more for things that will attract everybody, like infrastructure and dealing with climate change through infrastructure rather than trying to pass a big green new deal type of policy which would be very difficult to pass with a narrow majority of. i don't think you'll see them going for medicare for all. that would be far too difficult
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unless you have a big majority of which they're not going to have. what they'll likely do is try expand obamacare. go for things around the edges, low-hanging fruit that's popular with lawmakers in all parts of the democratic party. that's a safe route and it's really the only route i think that democrats can go for. lelandgo for.it could be a handf democrats at this point and we'll learn today which i think she'll likely be reelected speaker, she's got a tough road ahead compared to what she was dealing with last congress. eric: yeah, understandable. on the left of the screen obviously is the house chamber. on the right you see the senate. that's where january 6th, on wednesday, the electoral college will be front and center and you have senator ted cruz and others now challenging that. what is the sense on capitol hill about that effort? >> that is unprecedented for modern times to have this many
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senators agreeing to contest certifying the election. in 2005, which was right after george bush was elected to a second term, one senator, barbara boxer, agreed to the challenge. you need a senator to agree to the challenge. the house members over the years have contested the election. that's really not new. this year it's different because we have 140 republicans contesting in the house, a huge number. in the senator, you have -- in the senate, hav you have more tn one senator willing to go along with that. if a senator says i'm not going to go along with that, the certification happens without interruption. there's 11 senators that said they will contest, due to issues mentioned in the earlier packages. that's going to slow everything down. they'll have to stop and debate, each state, and what is being protestedded by these lawmakers for each state. it's going to slow it down considerably. can they stop biden from becoming president?
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no. eric: two hours of debate for each state. we heard senator cruz saying there's unprecedented allegations of voter fraud. critics say they're unprecedented because they're not true. election officials said there's no widespread fraud on the basis to overturn the election. lindsey graham says this has zero chance of becoming reality. ben sasse and other senators who are against this, this is what sasse says, is there evidence of voter fraud, so widespread it could change the outsom outcomee presidential election? no. republicans will spend four years pretending biden didn't win the election, adults don't point a loaded gun. reject this dangerous ploy says ben sasse. how does the republican caucus deal with the split? >> they deal with it and move on. which is what's going to happen. it will drag out the process. some are up for re-election, they may have presidential
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aspirations, they want to hang onto the trump base, it's a great way to do it, legit micine -- legitmizing the concerns. there was no widespread fraud acknowledged by the federal government, that this cost trump the election. it gives voice to the people that are concerned about election integrity. they're saying let's audit the results, give it 10 days. they're saying let's make sure there's integrity. that's what senator cruz and other lawmakers are saying they're doing. i think that speaks well to their constituents and their base. everybody in congress knows how the game is played. the republican congress is well aware of it, so is mitch mcconnell. the day will come and go and this week will come and go and biden will be sworn in on the 20th and the party will move on. eric: susan, chief
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congressional core upon dent who is in the house -- correspondent, who is in the house, awaiting the acshufnl we'll get back to you. >> another political focal point, georgia, where control of the senate is at stake where the two runoff races are entering the final stretch and former republican senator david perdue remains in covid quarantine, the three other contenders are hitting the trail hard with just two days to go until that special election. griff jenkins is on the ground there. he is in atlanta following all of this for us. griff. >> reporter: hi, molly. they're hitting it hard indeed. with less than 48 hours until the polls open at 7:00 a.m., here we go. it is anything but nice on the campaign trail. now, already more than 3 million georgians have voted so we'll see how many turn out to the polls. but the trail is lighting up in the one race where you have incumbent republican kelly loeffler facing off with
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democrat raphael, they are crisscrossing the peach state, taking swipes at each other. watch. >> the future of the country is on the line. we're the firewall to stop socialism. chuck schumer wants to raise taxes on every hard working georgian, wants to usher in the green new deal. raphael warnock would be a rubber stamp for the radical ra. >> kelly loeffler should stand with the people of georgia, instead she's with those that would undermine the voices of the people of georgia. >> reporter: in the other race, perdue has been quarantining after a possible exposure to covid. it hasn't stopped him from fighting back at john ossoff's attack. >> you deserve a senator who has your back not just when it's time to answer to the people but at all times. >> the energy level was exactly where it was in november when the polls had me down 5 points. we won by 2. as a matter of fact, 52 and-a-half percent of georgians rejected john ossoff and his
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democratic liberal agenda. >> reporter: early voting shows republicans need a strong turnout in north georgia. president trump is headed to dalton tomorrow. look out, governor kemp, the president tweeted republicans in georgia must be careful of the political corruption in fulton county which is rampant. the governor, and his lieutenant governor have done less than nothing. they're a disgrace to the great people of georgia. to be clear, secretary of state brad raffensperger's office found no evidence of election fraud. president-elect biden is leaving nothing to chance, he'll rally here in atlanta tomorrow with having his vice president-elect, kamala harris, hitting savannah later this afternoon, already john ossoff holding a canvas event as we speak. molly. >> griff, a lot of time to cover on the trail there before things head to the polls.
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we appreciate it. i don't know if we'll have time to eat the peaches. we appreciate your work. we're covering the georgia runoff election, starting with a special hosted by bret baier and martha mccallum tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. and president trump will hold a rally in dalton, georgia. brett and martha will return for election night special coverage on tuesday, 6:00 p.m. eastern. all of that right here on fox news channel. eric: molly, let's take a look at the u.s. senate floor. it is a place as you know of tradition and history in the life of our nation. and in 72 hours, another historic session will take place right there. that group of republican senators taking the largely unprecedented step of challenging the electoral college vote for president-elect joe biden. how that will affect politics going forward in washington, the two parties, and the future of
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molly: it's a big day for house speaker nancy pelosi, the new congress is being sworn in and the speakership vote, that will take place a little later on today amid a razor thin split in
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the house now. for more on all of this, let's bring in our next guest. charlie hurt, washington times editor and a fox news contributor. we appreciate it, charlie. great to see you today. so much to watch in washington this week, a lot to watch today as we're keeping an eye on congress and as things move forward. let's start with nancy pelosi, will she maintain her rein. therreign.is there any he scenan a than does not maintain her reign? >> you know, it's kind of hard to see that, just because she is so good at this. she's been at this for a long time. this is her second shot, second tenure as speaker of the house which is unprecedented in modern times. she of course lost the speakership once before. but it is hard, it's hard to see her losing. but certainly the dynamics are very different every time she's up for speaker, she's kind of a
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lightning rod. if you remember previously, nancy pelosi has always been kind of the left flank of her caucus. she's now the center of her caucus as the caucus has moved far to the left. not only did she lose seats in this last election, an election she was expected to gain seats, but a lot of her loyalists or a number of loyalists lost in primaries to candidates who were far more to the left. now nancy pelosi is in this struggle to try to keep everybody to the center and -- but that said, she is a fighter. she is a smart tac tacticition s admitted she's a lame duck. as a lame duck, that undercuts your ability to offer favors and also threats to opponents who might challenge you. always the problem in a
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situation like this is are those democrats who might oppose her because she's not left enough, are they really going to get behind a republican candidate? i have a hard time seeing that. so unless there's an organized -- people organize around another candidate it's going to be hard to see her not win this. molly: we haven't seen that other candidate come to the forefront. i think you nailed something, my next question was going to be what is she facing in the 117th. you noted more progressives and also this closer margin. so what would we envision will be different for her as she tries to rally things together under a new biden administration? >> well, again, i think the biggest thing, the biggest challenge for her is she's more of a centrist which is kind of crazy if you think about it. she's a long-time reliable liberal voter from san francisco and now she's kind of become the center of her party as so many of her members have moved so far to the left. that's a challenge. the second thing is, two years from now it's going to be a
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very, very difficult time for republicans -- for democrats in the house. it's going to be a very, very tough election. if i were to have to bet today on who is in control of the house in two years, which put a lot -- i would put a lot of money on republicans. the fact they're headed into the buzzsaw means that her caucus is going to be a lot -- they'll be a lot more concerned about themselves, getting themselves reelected than they are about her speakership or a unified democratic party in the house. it's going to be an exciting two years to watch. molly: january 6th is a big day to watch, a group of gop senators, ted cruz at the helm, will object to the certification of the presidential election results. they want a 10 day audit of the potential results. what are the chance this get it? the other thing worth noting, they've gotten pushback particularly from democrats on this issue, who called it to a stunt, an attempt to undermine meamerican democracy.
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criticism has come from republicans, particularly mitt romney. your thoughts on the chances this group of gop senators are trying to do, will they get the commission, will they get a 10 day audit? >> i could say one thing for certain. this is part of the process. it's a healthy part of the process. there have been a lot of questions raised about the election. there's a huge number of people in the country who do not have faith in the rules the last -- in the results of the last election. any amount of time we're spending debating this, shining a light on the problems that have arisen is not a bad thing. it's a very healthy thing. people like mitt romney, i can't explain what it is that motivates him. i think there's a lot of bitterness in him because of courses not president, was not -- never won that race. but whatever. these are important issues to talk about and ensuring that people have faith in the
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election is vitally important. will they actually succeed? i don't know if they'll succeed. i have a hard time seeing that. once states certify elections, it's up to the states and the courts have shown no interest in trying to get involved in some of the constitutional questions that have i think -- i think viable constitutional questions that have risen. i think the big picture thing, so interesting here, one of the leaders of this movement is ted cruz. and of course four years ago ted cruz refused to endorse donald trump in cleveland at the rnc convention and now he is leading this effort or helping lead this effort to challenge the outcome of the election. and that shows you just how -- for better or for worse electorally speaking, that shows you just how firmly president trump has taken control of the republican party. and maintains that control going forward and i think -- and
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again, i think it's a very healthy thing and i think he's been very good for the republican party and-but i think it's an interesting thing to note at this historic moment. molly: it will be fascinating to see how it place out on january 6th. charlie hurt, thank you very much. >> you bet, molly. eric: coronavirus, it's getting worse. the new year bringing an explosion of new infections. more than 20 million americans have been confirmed so far with coronavirus and that new strain is spreading across the country, they say. predictions put half a million americans dead in two months. what you need to know and do, next. alright, i brought in ensure max protein to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. [grunting noise] i'll take that. woohoo! 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. ensure max protein. with nutrients to support immune health.
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eric: the coronavirus pandemic taking another turn for the worse. so far, more than 20 million people in our country have been
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infected with the virus, more than 35 350,000 death so far. recently, that's more people per day who are success kimin -- succumbing to the virus than were killed on 9/11, pearl harbor and every two days covid claims the equivalent of the battlefield deaths at gettysburg. claudclaudia cowen is live in ls angeles where california has been one of the hardest hit states. >> reporter: grim records for new cases and deathses are reported in north carolina, arizona an california where a holiday event may have sparked a terrible outbreak among healthcare workers. 43 emergency room staffers at kaiser hospital in san jose tested positive after an employee showed up on christmas day wearing an air powered costume. investigators say it's possible the fan inside the costume may have spread infected air droplets all over the hospital.
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another hospital outbreak to tell you about in washington state. 30 patients at the peace health medical center in vancouver got the virus after being admitted for other health issues. in los angeles, doctors and nurses are overwhelmed, some hospitals are turning into morgues and a number of funeral homes say they have to turn families away, heart-breaking to think about that. the county death toll climbed to over 10,000, the total number of infections is over 800,000, more than the entire population of seattle. and that's just here in la. the state has reported more than 2 million cases. among them, talk show host larry king. he was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago. he's in a high risk group, having had heart attacks, lung cancer and diabetes. hospitals everywhere are keeping an eye out for that highly contagious variant from the u.k. that's shown up in california, florida, and colorado, mainly
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among people with no recent travel history. at least six cases confirmed so far. >> it's hard to say if it's widespread or not but it is here. the bottom line is, we have the tools regardless of the strain to be able to defeat the virus. we just need the will to actually follow through and do the things we know will help us. >> reporter: this as the nation's mass vaccination effort sputters along. just over 4 million americans vacation nailed so far, about -- vaccinated so far, about a third of the doses that have been distributed. eric: claudia, thank you. molly. molly: for more on the nationwide vaccination effort, we go to dr. marc siegel, fox news medical contributor and author of the book covid, the politics of fear and the power of science. dr. siegel, thank you for joining us on a sunday afternoon. we appreciate it. we just heard claudia cowen reporting that only about a third of the doses that are available are actually out and
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into arms at this point and there's pretty concerning reports about healthcare workers that are actually refusing to take the vaccine. from multiple states, fairly widespread. ohio, troubled by the relatively low numbers of nursing home staff, telling npr in december that half of the nurses in a unit didn't want to get it and 55% of new york city fire department, firefighters, the firefighters association president reporting last month did not want to get the vaccine. what does this mean for the vaccination rollout, for the public's confidence in this vaccine? >> this is an enormously important problem. you heard claudia cowen talking about outbreaks going on in hospitals in la county and in los angeles where they're building tents, there's at least a 30 to 40% reluctance on the part of healthcare workers to take the vaccine. riverside county in california, it's 50%. i'm having trouble understanding
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this. i took the vaccine 10 days ago. i think it has something to do that it's a new vaccine, that healthcare workers are saying we haven't seen it before. maybe they should realize the vaccine, the technology for messenger rna has been around since the 1990s. we couldn't figure out how to get it in there without the body recognizing it. now we v it's been given to over 4 million people and it seems to be really quite safe. it was very safe in clinical trials. it's incredibly effective. and i think the healthcare workers out there have to understand something you just hinted. weawe're there as role models. we're there to tell the public it's safe. we're also protecting patients. we're not just protecting ourselves. if you get an outbreak inside a hospital or of god forbid a doctor's office or of clinic, you could spread it tour patients. we have to be on the front lines taking this. molly: the first day of the rollout was so exciting, when healthcare workers stepped up to show confidence in the vaccine, in the early days.
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so to hear reports now, days later, what does that say to the pub luck? is there a -- public? is there a way to work to combat that, to encourage people to get the vaccine? >> i think we have to remind people how bad the virus is. in florida, i happen to know from personal accounts, that seniors are rushing to get the vaccine. it's becoming more available there. i think people should understand that whatever you think about the vaccine, and again, my personal experience a slight headache, maybe some slight fatigue for a couple of hours and my arm was sore. compared to what i would have experienced possibly with covid, extreme fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, fever, the tradeoff is huge on the side of the vaccine. and the product from the vaccine only stays in your system about a day or two. this is what people have to remember when they go to take the vaccine that the side effects are really, really, really relatively small. what we got here, molly, that we didn't know we were going of to get, was a vaccine that seems to be over 90%, 95% effective at
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two doses. that's an incredible tool to knock down this pandemic. in fact, a doctor at nyu estimated that if 10% to 20% of new yorkers take the vaccine it will flatten the curve alone just from that. molly: i've been working the last couple days to try to understand why healthcare workers may not jump to get the vaccine. there were statistical things that a lot of minorities working in healthcare, african-american, hispanic minorities and historically they have distrust based on things that happened in america in the past like the tustuskegee experiment. a lot of healthcare workers expressing they feel they're the guinea pigs. does the government need do a better job ensuring people this is safe and the best thing for america and you can get the vaccine and be healthy and well as you've experienced. >> molly, you hit the nail on the head. minority communities are
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distrustful of government. government says here, this is good for you, take it. but as dr. jerome adams said to me, surgeon general, they've got to know that we care about them before they're going to care about what we actually say. and the reason -- you talk about the tuskegee experiment. people out there have to understand how horrible that was. they were giving syphilis to black people deliberately for years, even after we had the cure, the experiment continued. horrible. there's a great deal of distrust for government. government can make up for that now by talking, person to person, on a level with people and explaining why they should take it, beginning with taking it themselves. molly: dr. marc siegel, thank you very much for joining us. we appreciate your insights, very helpful, such an important topic, especially right now. eric. eric: molly, a funeral service was held yesterday for louisiana congressman-elect, luke ludlow, his death attributed to
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eric: well, it's been one year to the day since iran's top general, qassem soleimani, was killed in a u.s. drone strike at the baghdad airport. and today tens of thousands of people in iraq are marking the
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anniversary of his death by holding a massive protest march, chanting anti-american slogans, this as the tehran regime vows revenge for the targeted killing. iran even threatening the life of president trump. daniel hoffman joins us, served in russia, iraq and pakistan also a fox news contributor. dan, realistically what type of action do you think iran could take against us to exact their revenge against the assassination? >> well, i think the protests were the first reaction from iran that we saw. that's their effort, a pretty blatant effort, to get their supporters on the streets to try to influence political discourse in iraq. that's nothing new. i think as long as the brutal iranian dictatorship continues, we have to be on the watch to detect threats to our national security and preempt them before they materialize, that could be locally in the middle east where iran uses their proxy militias,
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whether in iraq or in lebanon or other places to target our people, our installations. iran launched attacks against us in the gulf. we have to be very weary of that as well. and recall what they tried to launch attacks in the united states, they tried to kill the saudi ambassador a few years back. there's a plethora of opportunities for iran to launch against us and we need to be extraordinarily watchful. eric: there was an american in that case, the allegations were that iran intelligence planned to put a bomb and blow up a georgetown restaurant to kill the saud saudi arabian ambassad. they have used diplomats to assassinate opponents. can they realistically potentially carry that out here? look, a top official said president trump, quote, will not be safe on earth. the president appeared-- may he
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be immune from justice, never. seems like they're putting a price on the head of our president. >> well, their words are strong and extreme. let's also be clear that president trump has issued a very clear red line, that if the iranians were to strike and kill even one american, that the united states would respond. and iran has traditionally tried to dial up the pressure as much as they can, but not so much that they provoke what would be a regime suicidal attack from the united states, we could destroy them and they know that. that's ultimately what removing qassem soleimani from the battlefield did, it restored escalation dominance in our bilateral relationship with iran. eric: there were allegations he they tried to kill rudy giuliani, he attended a meeting in paris of the leading opposition group. this is what the ncria says about iran and the allegations. quote, the clerical regime's actions over the past year especially the 20% enrichment
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violate almost all the provision offs the 2015 nuclear agreement, leaves no doubt that this regime has never stopped its project from building a nuclear bomb and is ex ploating the political situation in the united states to blackmail its western counterparts into lifting sanctions and turning a blind eye on its ballistic missile program, export of terrorism, meddling in the region. what should president-elect joe biden do when he sits behind the resolute desk in the oval office. >> i think president-elect biden is going to have to do something different than what he did during the obama administration. that jcpoa was as you noted a flawed deal. there were sunset clauses, the nuclear arms and development did not address iran's ballistic missile capability or state sponsorship of terrorism. israel reportedly successfully targeted the head of iran's nuclear program last year and so they might have destroyed not
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only his suv and killed him but also ensured that president-elect biden wouldn't essentially agree to the same bad deal twice which his own democratic caucus does not support. in fact, one of the most eloquent opponents of the jcpoa was democrat senator chuck you schumer who argued it was a bad deal, given the nefarious nature of the iranian re-jeesm i think this one is important for president-elect biden to look at and consider other options, the maximum pressure the united states has placed on iran has caused their economy to go into free-fall. i would argue i it's not the tie to take our boots off their throats yet. let's make a deal with them. if they want us to he remove the sanctions as a price to do so, i don't think that would be the right decision. eric: they want everything. they seem to be on the edge right now. dan, always good to see you. thank you for your insight. >> you too. eric: well have a lot more news
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ossoff and the reverend raphael warnock. jackijacqui heinrich has a prev. >> reporter: good afternoon. it is the last major push to help the democrats gain control of the senate which will determine the president-elect legislative reach on a lot of his biggest campaign issues, including efforts to bolster the affordable care act. it follows a considerable fund raising effort, biden team steered about $18 million towards john ossoff and raphael warnock's election bids, including $6 million in staff and voter data support. biden's team is using the campaign mailing list for donations, along with rob roboc, going out across the state. >> i think we're not naive about the fact that this is a special election, in early january, and we're going to take
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