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until 8:00 p.m. eastern time. the mean about me tuesday night. special coverage begins at 6:00 p.m. it could be a late night as results come in. >> thanks everybody the first sunday of 2021 january 3, i am jon scott. thank you for watching, see you next week. >> i'm bret baier and for chris wallace, we are live in atlanta for battle of control of the senate comes to a head in georgia. >> it comes down to tuesday and the crucial runoff elections that will determine whether republicans maintain their majority. >> voters in georgia can stand up for health, job and justice for all the people. >> we are the firewall to stopping socialism in america. >> you need the united states senators who will focus on the people and not focus on themselves. >> when an abundance of our caution we decided not to go into going to the last few days.
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>> , located in the race is over right of the president defense spending veto in the battle over boosting covid relief checks. >> socialism for rich people is a term to help the american families that are actually struggling. >> the president's actions putting the republican candidates on the fence. >> i will fight for this president because he fought for us. >> we are joined by kelly loeffler, "fox news sunday" exclusive. plus, opening day for the new congress, one of the first orders of business electing the house speaker. how hard will it be for nancy pelosi to keep her job, we will talk with hakeem jeffries of new york, only on "fox news sunday". then president trump caught short his florida vacation as his allies plot a challenge to joe biden's victory, we will ask her sunday panel about the last ditch effort to overturn the results. all right now on "fox news
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sunday". ♪. bret: hello again and happy new year from fox news today in atlanta. we are live from georgia international plaza for the battle for the senate. two runoff races two days from now that will determine the balance of power in washington. if both democrats raphael warnock and jon ossoff when, their party will control the house, the senate and the white house. if either republican kelly loeffler or david perdue is reelected, mitch mcconnell would retain control and be able to block much of the biden administration agenda. a record 3 million georgians have already cast their votes and the crucial races. meantime president trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of george's election system. after losing the state to joe biden. in a moment we will speak with one of the republican candidates incumbent senator kelly loeffler. first to peter doocy and
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savannah with the closing arguments on the campaign trail. >> early voting data shows republicans will need a strong showing north of atlanta, that is where president trump is going tomorrow, democrats will try to run in atlanta, that is where joe biden is going, first kamala harris here in savannah. >> now georgia has opportunity to define the next chapter in american history. >> republican candidates agree but for different reasons. >> were going to show america that georgia is a red state, we will stop socialism and save this country. >> in one runoff republican kelli left i phases raphael war. >> raphael warnock has not answered into child abuse, domestic abuse. >> warnock argues they are relevant. >> kelly loeffler does not have a case to make for why she
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should not be sitting in that seat. >> the other runoff david perdue is quarantining after the covid-19 infected staffer but still accusing democrat hiding transactions with the business linked to china. >> this is a widening scandal as we know, the communist chinese party during his primary. >> off soft claims perdue is the corrupt one. >> we have two united states senators who when they learn about the threat that covid-19 posed to their own constituents, their first call was to their broker. >> campaigns are trying hard to stick with people that they come across, yesterday at a campus launch, organizers sent volunteers away with this chant, a warnock for warnock, vote off >> peter doocy voting from savannah, joining me now senator kelly loeffler, good morning
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welcome to "fox news sunday". >> good morning, great to be with you, we invited your opponent raphael warnock, he declined, thank you for being here. it is a little cold for atlanta. senator you have been all over the state since november 3 and we are now two days from this runoff as we mentioned more than 3 million georgians have already voted, where did you and your team see this race right now. >> georgians are fired up and ready to get out and vote on tuesday because they know the future of the country is on the ballot in georgia, it is a choice and a stark contrast between the freedom, our way of life in georgia or socialism, government control, we know the agenda of the left because chuck schumer told us he would take georgia and change america. we know radical agenda is not high taxes, open borders, defunding the police, government run healthcare but he has radical candidates in this race, his agents of change, radical
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liberal raphael warnock is my opponent and he would fundamentally change his country and his values are out of step with georgia. bret: we will talk about that in a minute are you worried about republican turnout because of the ongoing challenge to the election? >> republicans, democrats, everyone need to know that we can trust this process and we are working hard to make sure this is a fair trusted election, we have 8000 poll watchers brought from what i've seen that crisscross the state nonstop over the last nine weeks, georgians are fired up to vote, we see that early voting, shattering records from previous runoffs. we know on tuesday, two days away we will see a record turnout for the runoff election and i'm confident we will win if voters turn out. bret: this weekend senator ted cruz campaign for you, he and ten other republican senators and senators elect say they will join josh hawley in a vote
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against certifying electoral college votes if there isn't an audit of disputed states including this one. you are not on that list, why not? >> i said from the start everything is on the table and i'm seriously looking at that, we have to make sure that georgia and all of americans trust our voting process but my number one objective has to be winning on january 5 so we can get to the bottom of what happened in these elections we know democrats will never get to the bottom of it. that is what we are fighting for, i will continue to fight for this president, he fought for us and we will stay on top of it. bret: the president says this election was stolen and he tweeted this weekend because how the process was done in georgia that the election including the senate run was illegal and invalid. do you agree with him? >> the president has been very consistent, he came down to georgia in december and said you have to get out and vote for david perdue and kelly loeffler
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and you have to exercise your right to vote. he is coming back tomorrow night to dalton, georgia and he will tell voters the same thing, you have to get out and vote georgia, this is too important, the country is on the line, they are counting on us and we will not get a second chance, if we lose this election we could lose the future of the country, we know chuck schumer was to abolish the filibuster, get rid of the electoral college, razor taxes and the list goes on, that's out of step with georgia. bret: janeway six you have to make that decision, today can you say whether he will certify the electoral college votes or not maybe specifically from georgia? >> i'm looking closely at it and i been one of the first to say, i'm fighting for this president because he has fought for us, he's our president and we will make sure that this is a fair election and looking very closely. none of it matters if i cannot win on january 5.
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>> some of the other republican colleagues have called the overturn election efforts bad for your party, bad for the country, senator romney, to me have talk down about it to me releasing a statement about the senator's efforts of cruz and holly they failed to acknowledge the allegations have been adjudicated in courtrooms across america and were found to be unsupported by evidence, i acknowledge the past election like all elections had ear regularities but the evidence is overwhelming that joe biden won this election. is he right? >> we have every right to take this vote in a way that we believe reflects our constituency and our state, i'm going to speak for the people of georgia but the worst thing for our party is if david perdue and i do not win on tuesday, we have to win because we have to get to the next step to be able to vote, our conscience and what is right on january 6 and then we
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have to be able to pursue holding people accountable for how these elections were handled. bret: have you seen enough evidence of fraud to overturn any state election? as a senator and what you've seen so far. >> certainly in georgia we have upwards of 200 open investigations, we are in the courts right now, we have heard and seen too much, we need to get to the bottom of it. bret: you know there's been 60 plus court cases that have been gone before judges, some of them trump reported judges where they have not found the evidence. >> these cases have not been heard, they deserve to be heard, we need to make sure we get to the bottom of this, the integrity of voting is at the core of our democracy. we have to protect that have people willing to fight for and defend it and that's what i'm looking at right now, big decision for the sixth but i had to stay laser focused on the fifth because if we don't win the fifth, we will lose the country. bret: let's talk about the race and specifically your opponent on the campaign trail when he stressed about anything, you are charging him with, he comes back
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with pretty much the same attack on you. it's very consistent, take a listen. >> when she heard about the coronavirus pandemic, she got busy making sure she protected her own wealth. she is the wealthiest member of congress, she dumped $3 million worth of stock meanwhile told us there was nothing to worry about. bret: your response to that, the direct charge that he says over and over again on the trail. >> this is a political attack that has been completely debunked, the left-wing media attacked totally debunked, it's a lie, the mainstream media continue to carry it and now they have been embarrassed because it's completely debunk debunked. bret: it did not have been questioning. >> absolutely not, i proven that over and over. this is a distraction, the democrats do not want to answer for the radical policies to change america, the radical agenda of world feel warnock in the own facts are that he's been
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involved in a child abuse investigation that he obstructed, arrested for obstructing it, involved in domestic abuse, he will not answer those questions that's with the mainstream media has refused to focus on, that's why i'm having to raise those questions and why has he refused to denounce marxism and socialism. he refused to do that in our debate, he attacked a police officers calling them gangsters, thugs and bullies, he said you cannot serve god and the military, he praised fidel castro, karl marx, georgians need to know who he is he's out of step with george's values. bret: a lot of people look at the race and say president trump may have put you in senator perdue in a box first when he threatened to not sign the covid stimulus and government funding, then he signed it then by after that demanding more from or calling for additional direct payments which you supported and then by vito and the national defense bill which you
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originally supported and voted for. why didn't you vote on the vito override on friday. >> i stood with the president 100% of the time, he is putting america first. he thought for a minute women in the military, restored our strength in our department of defense and international security. but i have to be out across the state campaigning to make sure the georgians turn out and vote on january 5 because none of this will matter if we don't win on the fifth. what chuck schumer has said, he will defend our military by 25%, raphael warnock, jon ossoff will be rubberstamped for defunding the military, the police, raising taxes, ushering in government run healthcare, weakening our second amendment rights, opposing religious freedom, that is on the ballot on georgia january 5 that's what i'm fighting for preserve the future of our country. bret: the campaigning is important and you say how important this election is on january 5, obviously georgia is
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a big defense state current and former military, defense business here, how would you have voted had you voted on the vito override? >> i voted to support the ndaa, the bill that came out of conference was very different from what we've been promised. i don't know, i was here in georgia irking across the state and i will continue to stand with our men and women in the military, raphael warnock will not stand for our military he has attacked and said you cannot serve god and serve in the military. bret: you would've sustained the vito on the ndaa? >> what's at stake is our military inner freedom, i'm the daughter and granddaughter of veterans and were the fifth-largest date for veterans and active duty military in georgia i have fought for our military and made sure we get the funding that we need and we will continue to do that, if we don't win on january 5 our military will be defunded and worse.
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bret: that's not a yes or no whether you sustain the veto or not. >> that is right. >> okay you're not answering that, senator joe manchin democrat from west virginia has said voters in this runoff should not be scared that chuck schumer will get unlimited power because mansion according to him and others will not vote to kill the filibuster. what do you say to senator mansion and others who are saying that. >> we know what chuck schumer said, he said he's going to take georgia and change america and he told us exactly what is going to do he's going to make d.c. a state and we have two democratic senators for republicans to win the majority, he abolished the filibuster in the electoral college and structurally change the country and pack the supreme court my opponent raphael warnock refused to answer questions about court packing because we know he would pack the court with bill burrell justices, it would overturn the constitution and the rule of law and eliminate our religious freedom, free speech everything under attack by the left.
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we know what is at stake and if we lose the selection we will not get a second chance. bret: senator as a senator you deal with a lot of different things, this is an issue today, the one-year anniversary of the u.s. killing iran most powerful general ahead of them militia inside iraq, to appears to intelligence around proxy forces are prepared to carry out more attacks on americans, what should the response be if that happens? >> i have stood with his president and the decisions he's made to keep americans safe, he has led peace deals for the first time in decades, he stood with his real, stood against the dangerous jcpoa, the iran deal that shipped pallets of cash to iran, we have to continue to be tough, secure national defense, that is our focus and americans have seen that, we've been kept safe thanks to this president, i
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will support his actions. bret: the president and north georgia tomorrow, you will be campaigning and we will be here covering it. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. bret: we will have complete coverage tuesday night, up next the sunday panel to discuss what is at stake in the runoffs plus as we mentioned a growing number of trump allies signing on to contest the election results as "fox news sunday" continues from the georgia international plaza
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>> many feel they have not been heard in january 6 is the only opportunity that i've got to speak up for my constituents in this process.
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>> this is grossly responsible by senator hawley, going and undermining even more public confidence in our democratic process. bret: republican senator josh hawley on his plans to object certification of the electoral college votes for joe biden on wednesday and democrat senator chris van hollen slamming those plans, it is time jason chaffetz, kathryn lucey who covered the white house for the wall street journal and iran williams. jason let me start with you, the joint statement from the gop senators and senators elect, congress should appoint the fact-finding authority to conduct an emergency ten-day audit of the election returns in the disputed states, once completed individual states would evaluate the commission's findings and could convene a special legislative session to
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certify a change in their vote if needed. your thoughts on this move? >> if they are going to ask congress whether or not they would certify the result, there is no reason why members cannot go out and express their own personal views, that's the way we do in this country we have these debates and i think there are a lot of people in both the senate and the house who are concerned about it. i think it's a futile attempt, i don't think it's going to pass but i don't think we should be afraid of the debate in the discussion because there are anomalies and things that need to be investigated and looked at, i respect with the senators and members in the house are doing. bret: you heard senator loeffler, not really answer what side she will be on as far as the vote comes down but obviously attorney general bill barr before he left his position said he did not see enough widespread fraud to overturn an e-mail in any state but the pressure is still on trump
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allies. >> let's take the varnish off this, this is an effort to overturn an election and as such it is doing tremendous damage to democracy, senator pat toomey, the republican of pennsylvania said the absence of democracy is the people choosing their leaders and this is an effort to undermined the people's rights to choose their leaderships. they elected joe biden. this is to me an effort that really comes down, it is shocking, jason chaffetz said let's put the evidence out the there, why not let people express their opinion and investigate, as you pointed out in your interview with senator loeffler, 60 courts, more than 90 judges, many trump appointed judges have looked at this and found there is no basis for challenging any of these election results, no matter what small anomaly or irregularity
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might have existed, nothing that would change the results of the election but it does undermined the incoming biden administration and it does do damage to the credibility of our democracy. this is very serious business, the democrats were doing this the republicans would yell treason. bret: catherine, thoughts on this and the politics of this. >> i think you're absolutely right, for a lot of senators and house members this has become a political moment as much as anything else, we are joining forces on the hill and a lot of the members are feeling tremendous pressure from their districts, their constituents, from elected officials that they need to be taking a stand and defending the president and we know the president has been vocal about his frustration with the outcome about wanting people to challenge it publicly in his frustration with outcomes in the court and they are feeling like
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they need to, this is turning into a test for you defense for the president and you seen people make calculations around the midterm elections if they are up then as well as people who are looking ahead to potential runs in 2024 and how this might play for them then. bret: jason you said it will be futile and the votes eventually can have a long debate on the floor but january 6 eventually is going to lead to inauguration on january 20 as it's written right now the president doesn't seem to be tweeting that. >> again i do believe it's futile, i don't think it'll go there but i think the nation having a debate because there are millions of people who do not believe the process ultimately was fair and honorable and the weight was discharged, why can they not express that, why can't we have
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a debate in this country, i don't like the idea that they can shut down the debate and say go exactly the way you're supposed to go, it is okay as a nation for a few hours to have this debate, ultimately i don't think it'll pass. bret: here's what senator romney into me and others are saying and we just heard from juan, the way to debate this is in court in the trump campaign tried in more than 60 courts to do this in the substance of it even in front of trump judges never led to anyone judge saying there was enough evidence to overturn the states votes. >> there is a reason why this question goes before congress and that is what's amazing about the united states of america, what separates us from all the other nations on the earth. they pose this question to congress in each member gets to vote how they want to vote and if they want to object, they can object, that's how we do things in this country is not just the
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courts to decide, congress has a role in this as well. bret: juan, for trump supporters who say we do think there is something fishy here, how politically i republicans going to keep all of them ahead of the georgia runoff on the fifth and to come out and vote in what they consider crucial moment for the party. >> i guess it's gotta be loyalty to president trump at this juncture and it's ironic that the president over the weekend as you mentioned earlier has said he considers the selection illegal and invalid, that is the case why bother to vote, why support and extralegal corrupt exercise, why would anybody go out and vote, i don't get it, he is going there tomorrow to campaign and i guess you just have to say as we heard in your
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interview with senator loeffler, she is loyal to president trump, she does not have her own agenda and did not lay out an agenda with regard to any issue, back and forth with the regard to the stimulus spending, not willing to answer with regard to supporting the president's veto of the defense appropriation which is overridden by her fellow republicans, it is just about trump at this juncture and i think when we look at the effort it's going to take place in the senate, it is about republicans who were early entries into the 2020 gop primary, i don't think those people are loyal to trump obviously because they're preparing to challenge him in 2024 but there making a play for the base that you are talking about and saying to the base i'll buy into the conspiracy theory, i will support your doubts and your cynicism about
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american politics when it does not go our way. bret: senator loeffler and purdue are hoping the president can take the supporters across the finish line for the fifth, panel standby if you would we will see you later in the show. coming up we talked to hakeem jeffries for the democratic caucus about what the next congress will look like in speaker pelosi's chances.
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[female narrator] as schools and businesses across the nation close, millions of families are facing a crisis.
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how to put food on their table. the most vulnerable rely on school meals and feeding programs to survive. vital essentials need to reach food-insecure families. although this pandemic is putting a strain on our resources and the ability to properly support our partners, we will not stop from doing everything possible to help america's most vulnerable. but we can't do it without you. bret: were back in atlanta this afternoon in washington 117th congress get sworn in and lawmakers in the house will elect their new speaker, nancy pelosi has served 17 years as a democrats leader is running unopposed but her path to victory is a narrow one. joining us now from d.c. one of the top democrats in the house hakeem jeffries, congressman welcome back to "fox news
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sunday". >> in morning, happy new year. bret: happy new year to you, what do you say to voters in georgia who said, we think divided government works better and frankly they say they're scared of a senator, senate majority leader chuck schumer, your party controlling all the house-senate in the white house and progressives having control of the legislative agenda, what do you say to those voters? >> those very same georgia voters to elect joe biden as an ex-president of the united states of america believing that he has the heart and the experience and the compassion and empathy to address the challenges that we are facing everyday, joe biden will be the leader of the democratic party more importantly as a next president of the united states joe biden as he indicated will be the president for all americans both those who voted for him and those who did not, here in the house we look forward to working closely with
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him as well as senate democrats and senate republicans to get things done on behalf of the american people. bret: as i mentioned at the top speaker pelosi is running unopposed for the speakership. how many votes in the house nancy pelosi will lose? >> nancy pelosi will be the next speaker of the united states house of representatives and i look forward to placing her name into nomination as part of my responsibility as chair of the house democratic caucus area incredible enthusiasm, speaker pelosi because she has done the work and she's been a historic legendary legislative leader during incredibly turbulent time we have been through a lot of trials and tribulations as americans, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house has helped to guide us through that and we look forward to her continuing in that capacity. bret: you said joe biden is going to be the leader of the
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party but how does nancy pelosi controlled the left part of your caucus, the progressives in fear legislation through the house with a narrow path because of the votes that you have. >> we are a very big family in terms of the house democratic caucus, were a diverse family, were enthusiastic family, we believe the house that is in charge is to reflect the host of dreams, aspirations, the passion of the american people that's consistent with the united states constitution and speaker pelosi understands that the approach to getting things done on the american people is incredibly important, we have taken that approach, not just internally but externally over the last several years we work closely with president trump on issues that criminal justice reform with the passage of the firststep act, we work closely with president trump with respect to the united states, mexico canada trade agreement which is a historic trade agreement for protecting good pain ever could jobs, we work
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closely with president trump to in the practice of surprise billing on behalf of the american people and we stand with president trump for instance as he pushes for $2000 direct stimulus payments. we are always going to govern, not a partisan way but in a practical way that gets things done on behalf of the american people and that a place for the house democratic caucus, that applies for the house, the senate, the presidency whether it's republican or democrat. bret: it is interesting you point out the things that the housework to president trump, there is also a new rules package for the rules congress and democrats widen their subpoena investigative powers, essentially forecasting that this is going to lead to a rules change about gender-neutral terms, he or she would become member, delegate or resident commissioner, father and mother would become parent while brother and sister would become
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sibling, are these the things that are the priority going after the trump administration and investigations and changing the way people talk about gender-neutral terms? >> the top priority of house democrats is going to be to crush the virus, continue to provide direct assistance to everyday americans were struggling and ultimately supercharge our economy for the good of everyone i know that will be a priority of president biden in his first 100 days and continue to be our focus, this is a once in a century pandemic that requires a once in a century continuing comprehensive and compassionate congressional response, that will be our focus as we move forward and that has been our focus over the last year and that continues until we can put this deadly pandemic behind us. bret: why expand the subpoena investigative powers? >> the house is a separate and coequal branch of government at
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the end of the day. we don't work for any president whether that's a democrat or republican or whether donald trump or joe biden and we have a constitutional responsibility to serve as a check and balance on any executive branch, i would not interpret any change in roles as an effort to look backwards with respect to donald trump's presidency, when we felt it was the right thing to do consistent with her constitutional responsibilities to hold this president accountable we took that step but as we move forward i think our concern is going to be focused on the kitchen table, pocketbook issues dealing with the healthcare challenges of the american people that we can bring good paying jobs, prosperity at every single zip code i think should be our guiding principle and working closely with joe biden and kamala harris to build back better for the people.
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bret: the rule about changing and imposing more general neutral language, i guess critics would say, this is not the message from the election and democrats lost the number of seats that they were thinking they were going to win, traditionally there will be critics that say democrats are to focus on political correctness and this is an example of that, how would you respond to that? >> this is an example to making sure we are as collusive as impossible, the constitution envision the house as the institution that was a closest to the people and in their words would reflect the passion of the american people, the reason why we have two-year terms as opposed to four years of the presidency six years in the senate and the tenure for the supreme court, i think the rules should reflect our values and institutions that is the most inclusive that reflects the gorgeous mosaic in every possible way of the american
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people. bret: speaker pelosi meant to the stimulus checks in the direct payments, she is characterized direct payments to americans different ways, beginning with the direct payments from the trump tax cuts and negotiated stimulus deal that she negotiated at first and the new effort to get more direct payments. take a listen. >> in terms of the bonus that corporate america receives versus the crumbs that they are giving to workers to put the schmooze on is so pathetic, i would like them to be bigger but they are significant and they will be going out soon, who is holding up the distribution to the american people, mitch mcconnell and the senate republicans. bret: there is a lot to digest, the $1000 direct payment was crumbs, 600 was significant in the $2000 was being held up by the senate but she negotiated
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with secretary mnuchin and senator mcconnell for the original stimulus deal, people looking at that scratch their heads. >> the most import thing speaker pelosi indicated is that mitch mcconnell is holding up the direct payment checks that are more robust to the iraqi people, we agreed with president trump, republicans in the house of representatives agree that we should increase direct payments to $2000 per american because the american people are hurting in a tremendous way. when it comes to the tax cut from 2017, we all on the democratic side had a big problem with that because we went into $2 trillion worth of debt for tax cuts were 83% of the benefit went to the wealthiest 1% to the wealthy, well-off and well-connected, that was not good public policy in my humble opinion. i think at the current moment what we need to do is make sure
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we are providing relief to middle-class americans to those who aspire to be part of the middle class to working families, to the poor and the sick and the afflicted, those women impacted the most by this pandemic that is what were trying to do more asking mitch mcconnell to join the american people, join president trump, join house democrats and many house republicans in getting this done. bret: thank you for your time, thank you for joining us on this holiday weekend, happy new year. >> thank you and happy new year. bret: up next will discuss how the incoming congress will work with the biden of administration and when the panel returns we cut down to the critical georgia these folks, they don't have time to go to the post office they have businesses to grow customers to care for lives to get home to they use print discounted postage for any letter any package
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>> people talking about the republicans don't do things together this is an example what can happen in government. >> provide the support for our servicemen and women and their families, think about them and their families and you appreciate what they do every day. bret: senator arm service james inhofe and jack reed on the new year's day override of president trump's veto of the defense spending bill, we are back with our panel. kathryn, that veto override was a moment of bipartisanship we heard senator loeffler not really answer that question what she would do about the vote, neither loeffler or padilla voted for the veto override, as you look to georgia how significant is that or is it more about control of the u.s. senate and how that plays here? >> it was interesting how
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senator loeffler was careful to avoid that question, she obviously is focused on the runoff and the fact that they need president trump to help them get voters out for election day republicans no the added deficit in early voting and they need a huge turnout for election day. i think to think about with override, it was a notable moment in president trump tenure, it was the first time we see not in it does speak to the fact that even as a lot of senators are lining up to support his efforts to contest the election result and a growing number are looking to do that that there are still moments in which his party is prepared to block him and this is a long-standing buy enter bipartisan peace to take a pardon in the military and this is one of the moments. bret: jason, depending on how tuesday comes out in control of the senate, either way we are
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going to see washington operate differently after january 20t january 20th. >> yes, the margins are so razor thin both in the senate you have one or two senators going one direction or other that changes the equation and even in the house of representatives, nancy pelosi has the run of her life to run the gauntlet today, i don't know she can get there but she probably will, history show she pulls that off but every single vote is going to come down to 405 people to sway that and really be in a power position to negotiate something else, i think washington will have a difficult time moving legislation if the senate goes to the republicans hands, that the best conservative move to elect the two republican senators in georgia. bret: does that suggest, if you were selling congress that you would try to make an effort to work with moderates to get
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legislation through if you're dealing with the biden of administration, is that what were going to see a rise of the moderates? >> if there were any moderates left i think most actually lost, i think the progressive far louder under medical left side has taken over at the aoc alexander euro ocasio-cortez, the squad and were left leaning members have gotten nancy pelosi over the barrel i think you will see the house of representatives under nancy pelosi further to the left than we have ever seen. bret: juan, paint the picture of the two different results of tuesday and how washington operate if the republicans hold on and if one of the two mcconnell state majority leader or if democrats pick up in the senate majority leader chuck schumer. >> i think mitch mcconnell is a shrewd tactician in his goal will be to block what joe biden and the democrats especially as
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they painted the radical democrats want to do. so if mcconnell maintains hold of the gavel of the senate majority leader, look for that. i think he may have to make some concessions as you were suggesting dealing with moderates because the mart under margins are smaller. on the house side ethic that is also the case, nancy pelosi we were talking earlier whether she will be the next speaker, the only question today whether or not enough democrats are coming in a day early to vote for her. she has proven to be very tough and able to go toe to toe with mcconnell and even with trump and hold the caucus together which also will be a very slim democratic majority much as mcconnell will have a slimmer republican majority in the senate. bret: kathryn, that's a key point the house is going to be tight for any piece of
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legislation. for member shifting could change the day. [speaking in native tongue] >> the president elect joe biden ran on the idea that he understands the hill, he can work there, he has relationships on both sides of the aisle, he and pull oc go back a long way, but he has also laid out innovations addenda of things he would like to do around climate change, round immigration, round taxes, how he is going to do that with the narrow majorities and particularly if they do not win back the majority in the senate remains to be seen. bret: finally, jason what do you think tuesday comes down to here? >> turnout, i don't think there is anybody undecided i think republicans have given a mixed
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message, the system is corrupt but get out and vote. donald trump has to deliver on monday night republicans have to show up, if republicans show up i think they will win and the wildcard is the libertarians, 100,000 libertarians in the presidential election, which direction do they go, do they show up and vote, voter turnout is everything. bret: does a disaffected election challenge voter not show up because they are angry? >> i think that is a big threat. i think that is a mixed message. the unfortunate part of the message coming out even key trump supporters saying don't vote. that is the exact opposite of what needs to happen, one of the big concerns it has been a mixed message but people need to get out and vote, every vote will count it'll be a razor thin margin one way or another. bret: piano, thank you, we will cover it all, see you next sunday. up next the power player of the
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>> alan alda has been communicating brilliantly for 84 years now. as hawkeye pierce on legendary tv show mash he gave voice to generation questioning authori authority. >> they will disregard the rumor. >> now he's teaching scientists how to share their discoveries with the rest of us.
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>> i think to a great extent our lives depend on whether or not we understand the science that is being delivered to us and whether we trust the people who are talking with us. >> a decade ago he founded the alda center park mitigating science at stony brook university and found his improv skills as an actor translated to this different stage. >> you're just not reciting a lecture to somebody but you are talking to them and you are speaking the way you would to a friend. i hope you get a chance to listen to my new podcast. chris: this passion for communicating led him to start a hip podcast now in its ninth season. >> i have conversations with people, who many are icons in the culture, but it's all conversation. chris: what is the secret to communicating? >> ironically, i think the secret to good communication is listening. chris: he has embraced tech and
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social media and talks openly about how he is now dealing with parkinson's disease. i understand your staff has a nickname for you. >> they call me the world's oldest millennial. chris: for most of us he will always be part of that unruly gang on a mash. 106 million people watched the 1983 finale still a record for a scripted show. >> i look back with amazement that people were way not born yet when we went up the air are writing to me and telling me how much it means to them. chris: almost 50 years later the bonds among the cast remain strong. >> there is a kind of funny video i posted of me showing mike who i acted with on mash how to download the podcast. he slowly gets it. [laughter]
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chris: last year he posted an old video that went viral of him tap dancing with his granddaughter. how do you feel about your life these days and what is your attitude going forward? >> i plan to keep figuring out what is worth doing and having fun and laughing up until the last. and you will never be able to quote my last words because i hope it will be a laugh. chris: hope so. in october he launched a spinoff of his popular podcast called science, clear and vivid. now a program notes be sure to turn into our cover to the georgia election runoff and i will be back tonight. 10:00 p.m. eastern with martha maccallum on fox news channel. brian kemp, governor of georgia, will be here and we will talk about the election and the challenges to the election but chris will join us for special coverage starting door night and that is it for today happy new
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year we will see you next fox news sunday. ♪ >> it has been said that house divided cannot stand. if there is any lessons that americans have learned in the last two years it is this. a house distracted cannot govern. >> i just asked that you keep in mind of all the voices in america that have a voice on this floor. steve: breaking tonight minority leader kevin mccarthy slamming pelosi's leadership as he presents her with her captor as she yet again elected speaker of the house. also tonight reaction to a leaked phone call between president trump and the georgia secretary of state same it is worse than watergate. is it?


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