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>> thank you. steve: set your dvrs so you never miss a show, see you next sunday, when the next revolution will be televised. jillian: it is monday, june 7th. vice president kamala harris is in guatemala to address the root causes of the migrant surge before heading to mexico for the second leg of her first diplomatic trip. many are asking when she will visit the southern border. todd: retire or be fired, a growing list of republicans demanding dr. fauci step down as fallout over the doctor's e-mails continue. the new questions surrounding covid's origins. jillian: kyle larson can't be
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stopped, the overtime finish in sonoma. "fox & friends first" starts right now. ♪ it's always a good time. ♪ whoa oh, oh,. ♪ it's always a good time. ♪ whoa oh, oh,. jillian: good morning, you're watching "fox & friends first" on this monday morning. of griff, i hope todd is having a good time sleeping in. with a small baby, i bet he's probably not. griff: well deserved family time, hopefully. i'm griff jenkins, coming to you live from the southern border in del-rio, texas, as the vice president heads to guatemala and mexico. in del-rio, they have encountered more than 5800 migrants from 29 different countries. we're going to talk about it a lot this morning. jillian: can't wait to hear what you have to say. that's not the first time you've been there, spending time at the
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border. you have good insight and information to provide to our viewers. lauren blanchard joins us live from washington with what we can expect. lauren, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the vice president's first foreign trip got off to a little bit of a rough start yesterday, air force 2 was forced to return to joint base andrews shortly after takeoff because of landing gear problems. >> are you okay? >> are you okay? >> i'm good, i'm good. >> reporter: the vice president boarded another plane and made it safely there last night. today, bilateral meetings with the guatemalan president, then community leaders and women business owners. tonight she will head to mexico city. the vice president's office says the trip is part of a joint effort with president biden's first foreign trip this week to restore american leadership around the world. back in march, vice president harris was tapped by the president to lead the nation's situation at the border.
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now 75 days later, she's yet to visit u.s. border cities or migrant facilities, despite multiple invitations to do so from both sides of the aisle. her meetings in guatemala and mexico will focus on the root causes of migration from latin america. her staff says that means climate change, food insecurity, combating poverty, violence and corruption. it comes at the situation at our border continues to be an issue for the administration and a crisis for those living there. april's customs and border protection numbers hit a 20-year high, more than 178,000 apprehensions at the border and we're still waiting for may's numbers. in the rio grande sector just last week, border patrol agents arrested an ms-13 gang member from el salvador, plus two other migrants were apprehended that were previously convicted of sex crimes against children. the vice president has yet to hold a news conference since being tasked to lead the border
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situation. today she and the guatemalan president will face the press corps. jillian: lauren, thank you. now a fox news alert. suspects have been arrested in a california road rage shooting death of a 6-year-old. marcus aires and win lee were arrested at their home in orange county. authorities expect to charge both with murder. a 6-year-old was shot while heading to kindergarten with his mom. an alabama resident died while saving three swimmers in trouble. the deputy died during the rescue attempt. the other deputy is in the hospital and is expected to survive. the swimmers are expected to be okay. he was a 7 year veteran of the department. he leaves behind a wife and two children. griff: police removed a 26-year-old man from an american
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airlines flight after causing what the company calls a disturbance. the disruptive passenger had to be detained on board until the flight from maine landed. no injuries were reported. but it comes just days after a delta air lines flight attendant stopped a man trying to breach the cockpit. that flight had to be diverted for an emergency landing. the would-be hijackers was zip tied before being handed over to the fbi upon landing. and today, president biden will again meet with republican senator shelley moore captio on infrastructure. the meeting comes after the president rejected the gop's nearly trillion dollar counter offer friday. capito's west virginia colleague, joe manchin, leading a group of bipartisan lawmakers proposing a plan of their own, roughly $878 billion proposal. manchin telling chris wallace he's confident a deal can be
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reached. >> my goodness, the president has gone from 2.25 trillion down to $1 trillion. the republicans have come up quite a bit from where they started. we'll talk to senator capito after those meetings, we'll talk to the white house and we think we can find a pathway forward, we're not that far apart. griff: transportation secretary pete buttigieg also optimistic. >> we've seen a lot of republicans state their interest in doing something real on infrastructure. we've got to see if we can actually get it into enough of an overlapping consensus that we can get a bill done together. the president strongly prefers a bipartisan approach. griff: the president sets this week as the deadline for reaching a deal, though the commerce secretary says it's not a hard-wired time frame. jillian: silence from dr. fauci dodging questions in new york
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city as some lawmakers call for his ousting amid the fallout of his leaked e-mails. griff: jackie ibanez joins us now. >> reporter: dr. fauci spent sunday afternoon with first lady dr. jill biden visiting a harlem vaccination clinic, both expressing optimism, urging the committee to spread the word about getting their dose. >> we're going to end this outbreak and the vehicle to ending it is vaccination. >> that's how we're going to do it, through the base community, to reach out to the congregation, the flock as they come forward and be healthy. >> reporter: the pair did not take questions from reporters amid the fallout over fauci's leaked e-mails, those e-mails are sparking questions about his handling of the pandemic and what he knew about the origins of the virus and whether it could have leaked from the wuhan lab. the former fda commissioner
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defending fauci from criticism. listen to this. >> i didn't think there was anything remarkable in the e-mails, i don't think there was anything that tony said that expressed any ill intent and nothing really that was new from the standpoint of what we already knew. >> reporter: the former secretary of state, mike pompeo, says otherwise, he's slamming fauci for down playing the lab leak theory early on, saying there is now even more evidence to support that. >> the more we see, the more we know. every piece of evidence that we've seen to date continues to stack up to suggest that this did indeed come, this one virus came from the virology lab there in wuhan. >> reporter: fivey said -- fauci said he believed the virus likely formed in nature but he's open to the possibility of the lab leak theory and supports an investigation into the lab. this as antony blinken says the biden administration is determined to get to the bottom of the pandemic origin and says
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the u.s. will hold china accountable. jillian: thank you. senator tom cotton was one of the first u.s. lawmakers to publicly question the origins of covid-19. here's why he believes others were hesitant to do the same. >> i think there's a few reasons. one is that so many of americans' beliefs are so committed to propping up the chinese communist party n have financial interests in china. another is because it was me saying it and donald trump started saying the same thing and sometimes the mainstream media as you know simply refutes assertions if they don't like the person making the assertion, not based on the facts of the matter. china should be made to pay for their negligence and deceitfulness, not being open about what was happening at the lab in wuhan. it turns out the chinese communist party and their labs were responsible for a lab week that caused the pandemic,
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imagine what the american people will demand in terms of accountability. >> reporter: according to a new poll, 83% of registered voters support taking action towards china if new intelligence reveals covid originate inned a chinese lab. -- in a chinese lab. logan paul going the distance against floyd mayweather in the highly anticipated exhibition fight. >> another counter shot. jillian: paul may have avoided the knoce knockout but mayweaths able to evade the amateur's punches all night. there was no official winner and many fans didn't get enjoy the fight because sometimes pay-per-view was plagued by widespread outages due to high demand. yikes. griff: i kind of wish i would have seen that fight but had to
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get some sleep for this. time now, 11 minutes after the hour. vice president harris is tackling the root causes of migration from latin america but can she really address the crisis without ever seeing it on our border for the first time. the former deputy chief of el paso's police department has seen it firsthand. he joins us live, next. jillian: tom brady setting records on and off the field. the latest victory for the goat. we'll tell you about it. ♪ better than all the rest. ♪ better than anyone. ♪ anyone i've ever --
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griff: the publisher at the washington post has harsh words for the biden administration, amid an ongoing doj probe into journalists e-mail, biden said the trump era investigation into those e-mails would not go on but lawyers for the journalists say they're under a gag order
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and that investigation has ramped up. the post publisher, fred ryan, saying, quote, this escalation on biden's watch represents an unprecedented assault on american news organizations and their efforts to inform the public about government wrong-doing. ryan says inquiries to the white house provided no answers. a facebook executive is defending the site's decision to ban former president trump until 2023. >> we understand that making a decision like this is controversial. from those people that feel that donald trump should be back on the platform immediately and from those who say he should be banned forever. our job is not to take these decisions with an eye to which side of the political aisle is going to agree or disagree more with us but just to do so in a way that is fair, transparent and proportionate. griff: that executive also pushing back on calls to break up the tech giant, insisting it
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would not fix issues with hate speech and political division, instead, the company should be regulated but didn't specify how. jillian: vice president kamala harris is in guatemala to tackett the root causes of immigration, today by the way marks 75 days since she was tapped to lead the administration's immigration response. a lot of people questioning why hasn't she actually visited our southern border. griff jenkins has visited our border multiple times. you are live there this morning, griff. after guatemala, she will be heading to mexico. i can appreciate you wanting to tackle the root causes of migration but in doing so, doesn't that still include a visit to our southern border to see all angles of this and how his impacts especially the communities living along the border. griff: it sure does, jillian. i went to guatemala, went to
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honduras, traveled with a cara van through got -- caravan through guatemala. in the southern borders, it's the first place where all the migrants cross before they get to our southern border. and you go all the way back to when this vice president biden in 2014 delivered foreign aid down to the northern triangle of guatemala, honduras, el salvador, it did little to slow the flow of migration. now the real question is, as vice president harris is there today, meeting with guatemala's president, she has in hand $310 million in regional aid in a long-term $4 billion plan for the northern triangle across central america. will it actually do anything? we've had zero details. as you point out, it's been 75 days since harris was tapped and yet no plans, no press conference.
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we believe at some point we'll see harris and giamante together. at the end of the day, you wonder what they intend to do. back under the trump administration, jillian, president trump gave the aid but also had a stipulation, that said if you don't slow the migration down, we're pulling the aid. it's unclear whether or not there are catches with this aid package. we'll find out. jillian: yeah, i mean, i'm curious definitely to see if she is going to say anything because she hasn't really spoken much about this as we referenced, she hasn't had a press conference. you wonder, griff -- i don't know if you have an opinion on this after spending a lot of time down there. you wonder what the administration's goal is in not going down there to visit. neither the president or vice president at this point. griff: well, i can tell you that it us from traits all of the -- frustrates all of the men and women of the border patrol, customs and border protection that are working overwhelming
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situations as they have been for the last three months. this isn't a new thing. for three months, it's been escalating to what is now as lauren blanchard pointed out, we haven't seen these levels in 20 years and it's not slowing down. it's 90 degrees here and it's just after 3:00 a.m. it's going to get hotter today, conditions more dangerous. yet, because of the perception and the message being sent to these countries in central america that they can get in, they can stay, they'll be released quickly, which is what is happening and why we have these numbers, that's not slowing down right now and i think that to not come and see it firsthand really is more of a slap in the face to the border patrol folks that are fighting so hard to keep it under control. they say, by the way, the border's shut. what we're seeing is anything but. jillian: so interesting. we're going to have a lot more in the next hour and 40 minutes live from the border with griff jenkins. it is 19 minutes after the hour.
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police department across the country are struggling to fill the ranks. that's no different in salt lake city. up next, we're talking to a city council member who said he's never seen the department in such bad shape. his ideas to boost morale and keep officers on the streets. plus, the publisher of the washington post is accusing the biden doj of waging a, quote, unprecedented assault on the media. we'll tell you why when we come back on a monday. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction. ♪ i can't get no satisfaction. ♪
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jillian: good morning. welcome back. salt lake city police in bad shape as the department struggles to fill open positions
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as 15 officers leave to work for a new department. salt lake city council member james rogers joins me now with how he. thinks officer moralecould be b. thank you for being here. >> thanks for having me. jillian: when you look at the numbers, 60 officers understaffed at this point in the department and only 24 potential officers currently in the training academy, how do you think morale could be boosted? >> well, first of all, our officers need to be supported, they need to be supported from an administrative and city level. so that's the number one thing is they don't feel the support that they currently need. jillian: i know that you're a council member. i understand you get letters of support from officers. can you tell me what they say. >> they appreciate the support. actually. that's the first thing they call for is that they need more support. secondly, of course our pay. salt lake city, we don't pay our officers, if you think about it, we're the capital city, our officers are the first in the line of duty to deal with
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anything that ranges from homelessness to crimes to rapes, those types of things and they're not getting the pay they deserve. jillian: so far, there are roughly 24 as i mentioned potential officers in the training academy but what happened if that -- what happens if that number dwindles even more in the upcoming years. what are community members going to do if you don't have enough officers to keep the streets and the community safe. >> you can do lateral hires but you have to train the officers with what they have to deal with with salt lake city. we deal with more issues that come up than any other city in the state. you have to make sure to retain your officers the first and foremost. our officers are the highest trained officers in the state, it's amaze whack they do day in -- amazing what they do day in and day out. jillian: what types of issues do the officers deal with. >> it's the first type of training in the nation that deals with autism, you wouldn't
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imagine the types of things the officers have to confront, whether it's the homeless autistic person or a child that might be autistic, it's the first contact they come in contact with when they're called out. so these officers are highly trained and when they leave to other departments, it's huge money on the taxpayers of salt lake city, trying to recoup the institutional knowledge that the officers have when they leave to improve other police department, we have to retrain and rework these officers to the program. jillian: i understand that the council has initiated an audit of the police operations and the budget and it's nearly done and the council is considering 5% increase in the police budget. can you tell me where everything stands. >> that's a great point. we're in the middle of the budget right now. we're doing a zero based budget with the police department so we know exactly where the money is being spent, where it's going and how it's being allocated. it's going to be -- we've never done this before in salt lake city so it will be very interesting as we continue to do this budget.
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jillian: do the other council members feel as though police need be funded in order to be able to properly do their jobs. >> i think from what transpired the past 18 months they all understood there's a big need to support the police officers and get them back to where they were. jillian: when you guys have anything finalized as far as the budget is concerned, can you let us know? i would love to hear what the end result is. >> yeah, absolutely. it will work out, so -- jillian: james rogers, thank you very much for joining us. appreciate your time. >> thank you. jillian: it is 27 minutes after the hour. new york democrats appear to get the ball rolling on a possible impeachment pucker, the may -- push, the major step they just took against governor andrew cuomo. griff: a major win for the second amendment in the state with one of the strictest gun laws in america. we will talk about what just happened in california coming up. p
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jillian: good morning. welcome back. new york police release surveillance footage of a shooting that killed a 10-year-old boy three days before his birthday. the suspect seen arriving on the quiet queens street in a dark suv before walking up to the home and firing eight shots. the boy justin wallace was hit in the torso, his uncle was hit in the shoulder and is expected to survive. bill de blasio met with wallace's family and vowed to bring the killer to justice. police are offering a $3,500 reward. a manhunt is underway for this man in philadelphia who police there say shot and killed a dunkin' donuts manager. the chilling surveillance video shows the suspect with the 41-year-old woman at gunpoint. police say he robbed the store then shot the manager in the head before running off. investigators are offering a $20,000 reward for information
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leading to an arrest. griff. griff: u.s. energy secretary jennifer granholm says more crippling cyber attacks could happen in the american power grid could be next. watch. >> there are very maligned actors who are trying even as we speak, there are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally. griff: granholm's remarks followed two massive ransomware attacks this year, the first shut down the colonial pipeline and then targeted the world's largest meat company, jbs. granholm says corporations and even private citizens must shore up cyber security to prepare for possible hacks. in west virginia, -- west virginia senator joe manchin said he will vote against a sweeping bill to overhaul elections, manchin says the act
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is too broad and too partisan. >> i think it's the wrong piece of legislation to bring our country together and unite our country and i'm not supporting that because i think it would divide us further. griff: manchin says he'll seek bipartisan compromise, no matter how difficult the democrats' legislation has not gathered any republican support and without manchin's vote the likelihood of the bill passing the senate is slim. meanwhile, california democrats are sounding off as a federal judge overturns the state's decades-long assault weapons ban. jillian: that judge defending his decision, stating, quote, like the swiss army knife, the popular ar-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. good for both home and battle. here to discuss what this means for california gun owners is national spokesperson for gun owners of america, antonia
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okaforkova. thanks for being here. can you talk about the impact of this and what this means for those in california and potentially even beyond if this is set as an example and a precedent. >> absolutely. unfortunately, that is what's going to be, because california is one of the strictest gun control states in america. but unfortunately, what we've seen as well is that the correlation they have together is that they have the strategic gun control, they have universal background checks, they have waiting periods, yet we continue to see these people who are mad men, terrorists, who are killing people who are unarmed, who are defenseless in gun-free zones. instead of these representatives saying, yes, let us give the power back to the people and actually protect their right to keep and bear arms, we're seeing
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a lot of representatives who do the opposite and putting these people in this position. so the federal judge is absolutely correct. .griff: antonia, the governor, gavin newsom, not happy about this decision. here's what he said. i want to show it to you and get your reaction. he said the fact that this judge compares the ar-15 to a swiss army knife completely undermines the credibility of this decision. we're not backing down from this fight. and we'll continue pushing for common sense gun laws. your reaction to that statement? >> well, again, that's why i'm saying that our -- the representatives that we have are not representing us. they don't know the functionality of an ar-15, no different than a semiautomatic handgun, a smith & wesson, it's one round per trigger pull, and that's all it is. it's a civilian grade.
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it wasn't meant for the battlefield. it's meant for civilian use. that's what 40 plus states in the united states are enjoying today. jillian: can you talk about what this means? i mean this is a three decades old ban on assault weapons and the judge comes in saying this violates the second amendment. the bigger picture here of what this means? >> yeah, the bigger picture comes back to the second amendment, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed and unfortunately we can still carry, that important supreme court case being heard right now about new york, it's really all about making sure that people know that we have a right that's pre-existing and these judges, these representatives are supposed to be upholding that right and keeping that right protected, not trying to restrict it. griff: antonia, does this as we look ahead to the 2022 midterm
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elections, does this become a political issue that really wasn't on the table until this decision came down? >> absolutely. what we saw in 2020 was unprecedented numbers when it comes down to new gun owners. conservative numbers go from 2 million up to 8 million new gun owners that we had just in one year. people are really excited about making sure that they are able to protect their rights but be able to also protect their family and themselves whenever they need to. an ar-15, it's just like a 9-millimeter type of ammo, that's why we didn't see a lot of 226 ammo these days because people were so bent on giving 9-millimeter ammo and 556 ammo, that was the ar-15 platform. jillian: thank you for joining us. have a good day. >> thank you. jillian: let's turn to this now, kyle larson scored a second straight nascar cup win. watch. >> one, two finishes four races
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in a row as kyle larson wins in sonoma. jillian: he beat out chase elliott in the final lap of the toyota 350, marking his third win of the season. the win is number 270 victory, adding to the nascar record the team broke last weekend. griff: and quarterback tom brady is breaking records even in the off season. the goat's rookie trading card selling for, get this, a whopping $3.1 million. the most ever spent on a football card in a public auction. the next highest sale also a brady rookie card which sold for more than 2 million bucks back in april. jillian, it's good to be the goat. jillian: i'd say so. my goodness. griff: still to come, the supreme court could soon be weighing a big change to the u.s. draft law.
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we'll tell you what it could mean for the military. jillian: and is a royal baby enough to fix the royal riff caused by meghan and harry's big interview. we are live in london. ♪
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griff: welcome back. the impeachment investigation of embattled new york governor andrew cuomo finally taking a step forward. top new york democrats introducing a bill to use state funds for the probe, tapping into a probe formally used to pay for lawsuits against the state.
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cuomo would have to approve the measure. he is facing a state attorney general probe as he stands accused of sexual hairsment, misreporting covid deaths in nursing homes and exploiting state funds to write his memoir. new york taxpayers are paying for his legal defense in the ongoing federal probe. jillian: the supreme court is asked to decide whether the men only draft registration law is sex discrimination. the aclu and some women's groups are among those who say allowing it to stand is harmful. the ruling wouldn't have a big impact. the last time there was a draft was during the vietnam war. that will be interesting to see what happens. meantime, interesting to see what happens with this. meghan markle gives birth to a baby girl, coming into the world over the weekend. griff: greg palkot is live in london as we learn her name is a tribute to princess diana and
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the queen. good morning. we've got a name. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. we often have bad news from this side of the world. this is a nice, happy news, good news in a mixed year for the royal family. harry and meghan announcing the birth of their second child, a baby girl. joining their son archie, she is healthy at 11 pounds, 7-ounces. parents say they are blessed and grateful. the first name, surprising to some, considering the sometimes frosty relations with the royals, lilibet or lili. the middle name, diana, no surprise there, knowing harry and meghan's admiration for harry's late mother, princess diana. the birth happened friday morning in santa barbara, california. the news break here sunday
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afternoon. meghan had a miscarriage last year. lili is the 11th great grandchild of the queen. she is the ninth in the line for the throne. she's the first born overseas. there were congratulatory messages from all over, from the great mom queen of course, grand dad prince charles, uncle prince william, even prime minister johnson getting into the act. this comes after that explosive interview that harry and meghan had with oprah winfrey in which they blasted the royals for a number of things including some allegations about racism. all of that seems to have been forgotten to some extent in these happy times. i would like to say the u.k. is gripped with this news but, frankly, it's an item or two in the newspaper and that's about it. it was noted that lilibet arrived six days shy of what would have been the 100th birthday of the late prince philip. he would have certainly liked
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this birth. it would give president biden something to chat about when he speaks with the queen and meets with her at windsor castle next sunday during his european trip and we will be there. back to you. griff: the president will have a lot to talk about, 11 great grandkids. that's really something. thanks. still to come, parents across the country have been fighting to keep critical race theory out of their kids' classrooms. when the president of the united states tells the class of 2021 they're at a turning point in systemic racism, does that fight get even harder? we're talking to a parent, next. jillian: this girl clearly is on fire, simone biles making her country proud yet again. the incredible routine that just landed her yet another title. ♪ this girl is on fire. ♪ this girl is on fire. ♪ she's walking on fire. ♪ this girl is on fire
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>> few class, once in every few generations enters at a point in our history where it actually has a chance to change the trajectory of the country. as we put this pandemic behind us, rebuild our economy, root out systemic racism, and tackle climate change, we're addressing the great crises of our time. griff: that was president biden in his message to the graduates of 2021, describing systemic racism as one of the greatest challenges they face. this as parents across the country fight to keep critical race theory out of their children's classrooms. parents for education member and mother of three cheryl under das
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underchain joins me to react. good morning, thanks for getting up. this is such an important story to millions of parents around the country and i think you're on the tip of the spear in how den county there, the school's superintendent says they're not teaching critical race theory but as a parent you're seeing something very different. is that right? >> absolutely. i mean, the way that they are deflecting from this, it's basically -- it comes down to word salad. they're using all of the techniques, the terminology, and it's an ideology so when they say they're not teaching it, they're injecting it into public education and just with regard to the clip that you just paid, it's extremely disheartening to hear our president, especially on the eve of d-day, a day where thousands fought, many of them until their last breath, for a
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country that they felt was worthy of that fight and it's just -- it seems like the timing, just terrible timing and i talk to a lot of people across the spectrum in my community. i live in a very diverse area. and you know, we talk about things and while our country isn't perfect, none of us believe that every part of america is systemically racist. if you look around the world, there are a lot of countries where you would be persecuted for your religion or your gender and i tell my kids every day, america is not perfect. we're a work in progress, just like we are as human beings. every day when i get up, i remind my kids every day you're a work in progress and what we're engraining in these kids, the self loathing and the shame
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and hatred for our country and the police, it's wrong. and parents are waking up to this more and more every day. griff: cheryl, we can show our viewers a map across the country, several states, idaho, oklahoma, tennessee, montana, all trying to fully ban this, and legislation being introduced in other states. what are you doing to fight this in louden county? >> impart of a pac, fight for schools and we have actually launched a recall campaign to recall six of our nine school board members. you may recall seeing in the news these six people were involved in that secret facebook group along with a group that we referred to as the chardonnay antifa. the ones who were making lists of their quote, unquote enemies, people who they didn't like because we went against the school board and some people on
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the list including myself, we went to the school board to ask them to open schools and to bring solutions. not everybody at that time was even in tune with the indoctrination that's going on in our schools and the more that crt is in the news, the more that we're out there collecting signatures, the more people are really waking up to what is actually going on in our public schools. and the beautiful thing about fight for schools -- griff: we just have a few minutes left. you need 17,000 signatures, about how close are you to the recall threshold? >> so we actually had another big weekend of signature collections. there was a massive collection event yesterday at a local church. we also did some targeted door knocking over the weekend. and a i know ian pryor, our director, is going to be making
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an announcement today with the finalized numbers. i will say, we're pretty excited because we've got about 60% of the signatures collected for the person i'll refer to as the most problematic on the school board. but overall, we're getting close to about 40% which is exciting. griff: all right. cheryl underchain, thank you for taking time, getting up early. it's a very important fight for many parents like yourselves. thank you. jillian. >> thank you. jillian: gymnast simone biles stunned judges and fans this weekend with a record breaking seventh u.s. jim nat ticks -- gymnastics title. watch this. >> one piece of air. >> there you go. seven time national champion. jillian: i mean, is she incredible or what. 24-year-old biles has won every all around competition since her first championship in 2013. olympic trials are set for the end of the month.
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four athletes will be chosen to represent the u.s. in tokyo in july. coming in the next hour, joe concha and texas congressman michael cloud both on deck. don't go anywhere. we're coming right back.
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jillian: it is monday, june 7th. vice president kamala harris is in guatemala to address the root causes of the migrant surge before heading to mexico for the second leg of her first di blow maltic trip. back home, many are asking when she will finally visit our southern border. griff: retire or be fired, a growing list of republicans demanding dr. fauci step down as fallout over the doctor's e-mails continues. the new questions surrounding

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