This is a rush transcript from “Hannity,” July 29, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
JEANINE PIRRO, FOX NEWS HOST: Thanks, Tucker. We love you too. All right.Thank you.Anyway, welcome to “Hannity”. I’m Judge Jeanine Pirro, in for Sean.And tonight, we begin with a look back from just two months ago in May2021, at the time, Joe Biden proudly announced that his dark winter wasfinally over. He vowed that Americans who took the vaccine could removetheir masks and return to a normal life.Since then, 45 million more Americans received the vaccine. But now, afternew murky guidelines from the CDC, the Biden administration is vowing tocrack down on we, the people. This includes new mask rules and so-calledCOVID-19 hot spots, vaccine mandates for federal employees, and maybe, justmaybe a universal vaccine mandate.Take a look.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REPORTER: Why not push for vaccine mandates in states, private companies,schools? Do you want to see those entities pass vaccine mandates?JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Well, I’d like to see themcontinue to move in that direction and that’s why I pointed out, I hadasked the Justice Department to determine whether that is — they’re ableto do that legally and they can. Local communities can do that, localbusinesses can do that. It’s still a question whether the federalgovernment can mandate the whole country, I don’t know that yet.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: So vaccines and restrictions maybe even new COVID lockdowns. And ifyou’re visiting the Capitol building without a mask, you could be arrested– which prompted this response from Congresswoman Nancy Mace. Watch.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)REP. NANCY MACE (R-SC): In the tunnels this morning, socially distant fromanybody else, I had COVID, I’ve had two vaccinations. I’m washing my hands.I’m even wearing my mask inside the chamber, but I’m not going to wear itanywhere else. So, Madam Speaker, come and get me.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: Joining us now with more is South Carolina Congresswoman NancyMace.Congresswoman, thanks so much for being with us tonight.I must tell you, I was very impressed with the line “come and get me”.Now, she is serious about this. We don’t know what the new guidelines arebased upon, and we don’t have any of the data other than the CDC saying,well, it seems that even if you’ve been vaccinated, even if you had COVID,you know, the delta variant is contagious, and you may give it to somebodyelse.What is Nancy Pelosi doing here and why is she doing this?MACE: Well, Nancy Pelosi is totally off the rails, I mean, to advise theCapitol Hill police that staff and visitors to Capitol Hill will bearrested for not wearing a mask, she has gone totally nuts on this thing.And I can think of no worse incentive than telling the American people thatif you’re vaccinated and you must still wear a mask because do vaccinationswork or do they not.And the CDC guidance that they’re supposedly basing it on requiring Housemembers to be masked up and yet when you cross over to the Senate side,there’s no COVID because there’s no masks required over there.PIRRO: Right.MACE: And the other thing is with the CDC guidance is they’re basing it ondata, number one, that they won’t share with the American people or thosewho are elected to office in Congress. But they’re supposedly basing it ondata from another country on a vaccine that is not made by companies herein the United States, which is how we’re vaccinated.I don’t understand. This is not science. It’s actually anti-science.PIRRO: Well, it’s anti-science but, you know, this is America. It’s notthe America that we know.But do people in Congress talk to each other? I mean, do you say to theDemocrats, you know, has she flipped her lid or what is the end game here?What are they looking to do and why now?MACE: Well, they’re certainly virtue signaling. And one of the things Ilearned today which is really scary is that if you’re a citizen of theUnited States and you travel to Mexico and you want to come home — comeback home after vacation, our country, the United States of Americarequires its citizens to test negative for COVID-19.So when the left and Nancy Pelosi and President Biden, Chuck Schumer talkabout the delta variant and spreading COVID, what do you think they’redoing along the border? They’re allowing in illegal immigrants who haveCOVID, they’re not being tested, they’re not getting vaccinated and yousure as heck know that we’re not requiring them to wear masks when theycross the border.So, this is an agenda that is un-American, they’re pro-inflation, they’repro-taxes — and this is just another example of them totally going off therails on us.PIRRO: All right. Congresswoman, just the last question. What — you havebusiness to do in Congress.MACE: Absolutely.PIRRO: What Nancy Pelosi has told the Capitol Police is if they’re notmasked, you arrest them if they don’t leave?Now, you’ve got a choice and your choice is this — if you’re going to workin Congress, she’s saying you have to wear a mask and if you don’t, they’regoing to arrest you.How does this play out? How do you work?MACE: Well, I — yeah, I advise my staff to work from home today. And Iwill tell you — I saw some of the faces of the Capitol Hill Police. Imean, they’re just — I just — they don’t they don’t feel the same way.They don’t want to do that.PIRRO: Yeah.MACE: It’s not true to who we are.PIRRO: Right.MACE: We have work to do.And she doesn’t want to talk about the failures. They can’t get aninfrastructure package together. They want to raise taxes on the Americanpeople. They want one of the largest spending packages in American history.Democrats have made everything more expensive in this country, and NancyPelosi is letting her Democrat members vote by proxy from their boats,their yachts and in their boxers. They’re not here to do the work of thepeople.I got elected because I work hard and I want to work. I’ll work withanybody who’s willing to work with me. But that’s not — the sentiment isjust not the same from her office.PIRRO: All right. Very impressive. Congresswoman Nancy Mace, thank you forbeing with us.And tonight, the Biden administration is once again vowing to follow thescience. But for some reason, they won’t let any of us actually see thescience. The CDC has yet to release any data behind the new mask reversal.Still, many cities are full steam ahead with new mask mandates, includingWashington, D.C., which suffered a grand total of zero COVID deaths overthe last week.Now, the president of one of the largest teachers unions is flirting withthe possibility of not opening schools in the fall. Watch this.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)RANDI WEINGARTEN, TEACHER UNION HEAD: Kids not being able to get vaccinesand under has really thrown this curveball that says that while vaccine isvaccination is the number one gold standard that we need to, you know,bring back our mask for schools. So the bottom line is, we’re going to keepkids safe. We’re going to keep our members safe and we’re going to try toopen up schools and we’re going to try to move through this politicalbattlefield.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: Joining us now with the reaction are FOX News medical contributors,Dr. Nicole Saphier and Dr. Janette Nesheiwat.All right. Good evening, Doctors. Good to be able to speak to both of youthis evening.I’ll start with you, Dr. Saphier.What do you interpret from what Randi Weingarten is saying? To me, she’sgiving herself a big out in case something comes up, something is createdwhere they don’t want to go back to school.DR. NICOLE SAPHIER, FOX NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Well, Judge, she didseem to say in her statement a bit to give themselves an out, saying, well,for the schools that can open. You know, that’s a bit frustrating as amother of three myself. There is no reason that schools should not be openfull-time in person, absence like a local outbreak within that school orcommunity.And for Randi Weingarten to still give some credence to that is absolutelywrong and it is criminal.But, Judge, I can tell you — the landscape has changed when it comes tothe delta variant. But the best we can do is look to the U.K., India,Israel, all the other places that are coming down from their delta wave.Here’s the great news, Judge. Yes, it is much more contagious and yes,we’re seeing higher viral loads. But the great news is we have seen adrastic uncoupling of severe disease and new cases.And the CDC unfortunately is doing a disservice by keeping people in aparalyzed state of fear that does not match reality. And specifically whenyou talk about Randi Weingarten, we have to look at the children, Judge. Ifwe look at the England who just came down from their delta wave, they hadschools open, kids were not wearing masks.The good news is for the — since the beginning of the pandemic, thisCOVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, kids are not being severely affected by it. Yes, anychild can get sick, but the good news is it is extremely low risk of asevere outcome for children.Children should absolutely be back in school and I personally believeyounger children should not be wearing masks. I do not think there is abenefit in mask wearing to these children, especially when teachers can bevaccinated and if they want, they can wear a high-grade medical mask togive themselves even more protection if they so choose.PIRRO: Exactly, exactly.And, Dr. Nesheiwat — I mean, the concept of children who we know are notas vulnerable uh as adults are and certainly older adults as it relates toCOVID, and even the delta variant as Dr. Saphier said, which is — youknow, it’s more contagious but it’s certainly not as dangerous or lethal.I mean, how do they move that to the children who are the least vulnerableof all?DR. JANETTE NESHEIWAT, FOX NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR Yeah, absolutely. Andthat’s what upsets me. We should not be putting the burden of protection onour children. The mortality rate in children is less than half a percentwhen it comes to coronavirus.And under no circumstance should we be closing schools because ofcoronavirus. It’s the school closures that kill our kids, that’s causing anincrease in teen suicide, childhood depression, anxiety, increase insubstance abuse. Ninety percent of our teachers are vaccinated. That iswhat we needed in the first place.So instead of even thinking about closing down these schools, we just needto continue to encourage vaccinations. That was the goal in the firstplace. They should not be moving and shifting the goal post. That is justunacceptable at this point.PIRRO: But what can parents do about that, Dr. Saphier, I mean, what — Imean, other than move your child to another school, what if you can’t go toanother school? What if you can’t afford a private school?SAPHIER: Well, you know, Judge, and like you’ve seen some of those schoolboard meetings. You see the parents yelling at the principals and theteachers. But you have to remember, their hands are tied. They have tolisten to their local public health authorities.So it really comes from the governor’s office. If you want to make adifference, you need to be getting on the phone talking to your governor,because ultimately, it is up to the governor what the local municipalitiesare doing and ultimately, what the schools are doing.Because I can tell you, if the local public health department is sayingthey have to wear mass or they have to do this, it’s really — it’s goingto be very difficult for a school to make any other decisions because ifsomething goes wrong, which we know it’s not going to but if something wereto happen, they would have some sort of liability. So you have to get onthe phone to the governor’s office.And the CDC has to get back to a normal level of risk. Children have morechance of getting in a severe car accident driving to school than they dofrom COVID-19. Keep it in perspective.PIRRO: All right. Yeah , but, Dr. Nesheiwat, you know, first of all, I’mnot so sure about the liability issue, when the CDC doesn’t even have anybasis upon which to, you know, rack things up again. But with children inmasks, are there any exceptions that any of the schools that you know of orare accepting to exempt kids from wearing masks? Like asthma or — they doit for religious exemptions in colleges I understand. What can a frustratedparent do other than go yell at the school board? And by the way, everybodygo vote for members of the school board. Make sure you have input.But go ahead, Dr. Nesheiwat.NESHEIWAT: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. We need to have some exemptions andalternatives. For example, if a child has already had COVID and they haveprotection through antibodies, they don’t need to be wearing a mask. Theyare protected. They got that immunity.And also, there are children that have allergies. They may have allergicreactions. So we have to take all these factors into consideration, andunderstand the risks and the benefits.Right now, the benefit is children must be in the classroom. It affectsthem mentally, emotionally, physically, and in every single waypsychologically. That is the most important thing, and we’re causing adetrimental impact on our children by not having them in the classroom.And we have data that shows that the risk of keeping them at home is moredetrimental than having them in the classroom.PIRRO: No doubt.Doctors Nicole Saphier and Janette Nesheiwat, thanks so much for being withus tonight.NESHEIWAT: Thank you.PIRRO: All right. And as the Biden administration floats more lockdowns,migrants, many infected with COVID-19, continue to pour across the southernborder. Now, two whistleblowers are accusing the Biden administration oftrying to cover up a COVID outbreak at Fort Bliss among migrant children.Joining us now is nationally syndicated radio host, Dana Loesch, along withhost of the “Rubin Report”, Dave Rubin.All right. Good evening to both of you.Dana, I’ll start with you. Tell us about the whistleblowers.DANA LOESCH, NATIONALLY SYNDICATED RADIO HOST OF “THE DANA SHOW”: Ohgoodness. Yeah, two whistleblowers who are government employees or civilservants, they were — they were they were asked to essentially lie onbehalf of the administration concerning the infection rates of people whoare illegally entering at the southern border — these migrant childrentaken to Fort Bliss.And then from there, we’ve even had a problem here in the republic of Texaswith these same individuals who you either — you don’t know if they’vebeen tested, you don’t know their infection rates.And in fact what these two government workers were saying is that, yeah,the infection rate is way worse than what’s being reported in the mediaand, in fact, when they were coming to the end of their term, end of theirtime working with these kids at these facilities, they were asked tobasically sign off on make — painting this like kittens and sunshine happylittle picture of what was really happening there, that infection rateswere out of control, that people were getting sick and that it definitelywas not — it definitely was not at all being managed.So, government — and, Judge, I — this is what angers me so much becausethe government right now is trying to cast dispersions on the characters ofmillions of Americans who are vaccine hesitant due to a lack oftransparency and an absolutely disastrous messaging from this governmentwhere it concerns the rollout of this vaccine.And now, you have government employees coming forward saying that thegovernment was trying to make them lie to the public about what was reallyhappening with infection rates. This is pretend theater, pretend caretheater from the administration.PIRRO: Well — LOESCH: If this administration really cared about getting the deltavariant under control, Judge, they’d be at the border, they’d be shuttingthis down.PIRRO: Well, there’s no question.And, Dave Rubin, look, the issue that we have right now is — look, we knewfrom the beginning that Biden didn’t want anyone to see what was going onin these crowded rooms that were — had like 10 times as many people inthem as they should have had. So I don’t know how surprised we should bewith this.But at the same time, you would think the government would be concernedbecause Border Patrol is getting sick, Border Patrol is taking it home totheir families. Everyone is working for the government, people busing them,flying them, non-government. And they’re infecting everyone.Does the government not care?DAVE RUBIN, HOST OF “THE RUBIN REPORT”: No the government doesn’t carebecause the government knows that it can get away with this, with itsallies in the mainstream media. That this will only really be covered onFOX or on a couple podcasts and YouTube channels like mine, and that reallyis it.So, remember, we cared about kids in cages when it was Donald Trump who waspresident. Then when we saw kids in cages, suddenly, they weren’t cages andeven though they were as you pointed out at some points ten timesovercrowded and there was obviously no social distancing, and peopleweren’t wearing masks and just in the last few days, we suddenly see all ofthese people pouring in through the southern border.And they’re not just from Mexico. By the way, many of them are tellingreporters that they’re from Haiti and from all over the place — PIRRO: Right.RUBIN: — walking in without masks, not socially distancing and everythingelse. There is no lie at this point that is too big for the administration,for the Democrats or the mainstream media. They will keep lying to us. Theywill keep gaslighting us.That’s the — whatever it is, whether it’s COVID, whether it’s the border,whether it’s anything from Brett Kavanaugh’s a rapist, to the Covingtonkids are racist or Jussie Smollett was lynched, whatever it is, they willlie and they will just keep doing it.PIRRO: Well, and you know, Dana, right now, you’ve got Governor Abbottsaying that he’s going to use the National Guard to assist in makingarrests. But I’m not so sure he’s got jurisdiction over what to make anarrest for.LOESCH: Well, at the very least, he should be able to direct lawenforcement in Texas to not be loading people that are infected withcoronavirus or the delta — and the delta variant onto buses or planes, etcetera, and taking them all throughout the Republic of Texas. I mean, forcrying out loud.And Merrick Garland just came out today saying, oh, he’s really standingagainst Abbott’s decision to do this.PIRRO: Yeah.LOESCH: He says it’s dangerous and it’s unlawful for Abbott to do this.So it’s official that the Biden administration, they’re only pretending tocare once again about the spread of this variant because they have noproblem with people coming in at the southern border. So I guess the ruleis this, Judge — you know, if people want to get by the mask mandate andany kind of mandatory injections from the government, just go down to thesouthern border — PIRRO: Exactly.LOESCH: — in Texas and then come back in and then you’ll be you’ll betotally fine.PIRRO: Yeah.And, finally, Dave, in just a few seconds that that we have left — I mean,the fact that non-government agencies or offices are get — like Catholiccharities — are then sending these people into hotels and then they end upgoing to a restaurant and infect everyone at the restaurant, I mean, thisis — this is a dereliction of duty at the very least, and we can’t stopit.RUBIN: Well it, of course, it is. It’s an absolute dereliction of duty,but we’re just watching our trusted class in America completely collapse.Fauci says one thing one day, then the next day, he says somethingcompletely opposite. And then we watch a media that fuels it, and there isso little trust in our institutions that I don’t know how we get past this.PIRRO: Yeah.RUBIN: And if you want to know if this is really — sort of a made-upproblem or not — you know, there’s an awful lot of people that would loveto get out of Canada right now, which has been in endless draconianlockdowns — are we just letting people walk in from Canada? I don’t thinkso.So why are we letting them walk in from our southern border? Has anyonetalked about that?PIRRO: Well, it could — yeah, it could because they’ll vote Democrat.Dana Loesch, Dave Rubin, thanks so much for being with us tonight. Right.And coming up, Ari Fleischer and Charlie Hurt will be here to react toanother week of Biden blunders and gaffes, you won’t believe what he saidthis time. It’s very entertaining.Stay with us.(COMMERCIAL BREAK)PIRRO: Now, the ever struggling Joe Biden was caught in yet anotherbizarre moment this week after claiming he used to drive an 18-wheelersemi-truck. Take a look.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)BIDEN: Anyway, I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh yeah.BIDEN: I got.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: The only problem? There’s no evidence he ever did.With the White House claiming that Biden did ride in an 18-wheeler back in1973. But, of course, it gets even worse as Biden this week confused DonaldTrump and Barack Obama, and couldn’t quite remember the three reasons heran for president in the first place. Take a look.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)BIDEN: I said I was running for three reasons. One, to restore the soul ofthis country, a sense of decency and honor. But secondly, to rebuild thebackbone of the country, hard-working middle-class folks who built thiscountry.The president asked me to be in charge of managing that piece, thenPresident Trump — excuse me, Freudian slip, that was the last president.He calls — anyway, that was President Obama when I was vice president.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: Joining me now for reaction, FOX News contributors Ari Fleischerand Charlie Hurt.All right. Ari, I’ll start with you. Do you believe the president when hesaid he used to drive an 18-wheeler?(LAUGHTER)ARI FLEISCHER, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: He also used to be a track driver –a race car driver too, right?Look, Judge, I mean, the problem here is when he’s not plagiarizing, he’slying about himself, and he’s been doing it forever. I just pulled this up.It’s so easy to find.He was arrested in South Africa, don’t forget that. He finished in the tophalf of his law school class, got three undergraduate degrees, got anacademic scholarship. He said all that, none of that is true.PIRRO: None is true.FLEISCHER: He claimed he was the first in family to go to college. That’snot true.He said — and this is he said it on the word of a Biden, that he pinned aSilver Star on a Navy captain in Kunar province but the captain didn’t wantit. None of that, not one sentence in that was true.And he also said he got a start at a historical black college oruniversity, Delaware State. He didn’t go there.PIRRO: Yeah, well –FLEISCHER: The man is a serial liar about himself and the press just kindof laughs along with him.PIRRO: Well, and you know, the thought of this guy sitting down Charliewith Xi Jinping or sitting down with Putin — and I mean, he doesn’t evenknow what he’s talking about. What do you think those guys are thinkingwhen they’re sitting across the room from him?CHARLIE HURT, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, I think that they’re probablyvery relieved that they’re dealing with this guy now instead of the lastguy.But I also kind of wonder if — you know, after four years of one of themost consequential presidents we’ve ever had in modern times, it’s almostlike the swamp is back to sort of make the argument that it doesn’t matterwho’s president. You — even this guy can be president because he says thedumbest things and for some reason, it doesn’t matter. But as you pointout, it does matter when he does sit down with the leaders of China orRussia or the European Union, any of these places. It does matter and it’san embarrassment.But here’s the real thing that I think is very strange about Joe Biden. JoeBiden has been at this for 50 years. He’s been in politics for 50 years.He’s been running his mouth for years. He’s been running for president formost of that time, and he’s really bad at it. He’s terrible at it. Hedoesn’t know whether he drove an 18-wheeler, the White House said, well, itwas a school bus.If the guy doesn’t know the difference between driving a 18-wheeler and aschool bus — I mean, how would you let this guy be in charge of anything?But then he says things like — you know, the Freudian — he doesn’t evenknow what a Freudian slip is. And then and then and it’s like the mostbasic thing — when you start off to list three things, you’re supposed toalways list three things.PIRRO: Three things.HURT: And that’s my point. He’s so bad at it. What — he should havegotten out a long time ago.PIRRO: Well, you know, and the shame of it is, you know, when he’s talkingabout those three things he says — when, you know, he got into the race,nobody thought he could win. Well, I guess that the plan was that he wouldwin.And so, Ari, I’ll go to you. I mean, you’ve trained enough politicians,worked with enough of them that, you know, those three reasons that yougive like — the first question why do you want to run for president? Whydo you want to run for governor? Why do you want to run for this?I mean, you know, the guy doesn’t pass the basic fundamentals. And yet noone in the media cares — I know because the media’s in with them.What’s your take on him?FLEISCHER: Well, this is what bothers me so much. We do see a presidentwho is about to turn 79, and legitimate questions should be raised abouthow he’s doing, how his mental health is, how his acuity is. You watch himin the — in his speech, in the news conference today, he can be sharp,there’s no question about it. He can go back and forth with reporters andhear their questions and give lucid answers to it.But when he constantly gets things wrong too, there should be a scrutiny.The press should cover it.But the mainstream media has just seen fit to give him a total pass. Theydon’t hold him to account when he makes up all these lies about himself.They kind of just chuckle. They’ll note it maybe in passing once and thenmove on to the next pro-Biden story that they write.This is the problem too. Why do they have to protect and cover for him,instead of criticize him and draw attention to his frailties the way theywould for any other president?PIRRO: And you know, Charlie, the whole idea of Joe Biden coming up andcoming out and saying that what he wants is he wants, you know, he’sbuilding back better and everything is great again — you know, he blameseverything on Trump that he doesn’t think is good, just like Obama blamedeverything on Bush.HURT: Right.PIRRO: I don’t ever remember the Republican presidents doing this blamingthem on the Democrats before them, although I could be wrong, I don’t know.But, you know, when Joe Biden comes out and says, you know, I’m notsupposed to — I’m not supposed to take any more questions or I’m notsupposed to answer that, he still can’t stop saying that so they must spankhim or something when he goes back from a press conference.HURT: Well, that — that’s the one part about being a politician he’s verygood at, he’s very good at blaming other people for his mistakes. But Ariputs his finger on something that’s very important here, the fact that hecan be lucid sometimes is almost more problematic because, you don’t knowwhether you’re getting lucid Joe Biden or completely insane Joe Biden.And that — and that makes it in a lot of ways even more frighteningbecause it raises the question, okay, so if he can — if he’s all over theplace in terms of his mental abilities and his ability to sort of be withit, then who’s actually in charge when he does lose his mind? Is theresomebody there? And who is that person?We — this is a free country where we elect our leaders and that means weget to know we get to pick our leaders and we know who’s in charge. Andright now, we have no idea who’s in charge when he’s behind closed doorseating ice cream and talking about a fantasy of driving an 18-wheeler orwhatever it is. It’s pretty alarming.PIRRO: Yeah and also alarming is how does he go from being sodiscombobulated to being loosened? You know, what happens to get him there?HURT: Right.PIRRO: Ari Fleischer and Charlie Hurt, thanks so much for being with ustonight.And after the break, Congressman Michael Waltz is set to introduce a billaimed at providing more transparency into Hunter Biden’s shady businessdealings. He’ll join us next with a full breakdown.Plus, Lara Trump will be here with reaction as “Hannity” continues.(COMMERCIAL BREAK)PIRRO: Welcome back — welcome back to ‘Hannity”.it was another day of controversy for Hunter Biden as his art showcontinues to raise mounting ethics concerns. Experts are now saying theseamateur art pieces some expected to sell for as much as $500,000 aresignificantly overpriced. And Florida Congressman Michael Waltz is set tointroduce a bill aimed at providing greater transparency into Hunter’ssecretive business dealings requiring presidents and vice presidents toprovide financial disclosures for their non-dependent children.Congressman Waltz joins us now with the latest, along with FOX Newscontributor Lara Trump.All right. Congressman Waltz, first of all, congratulations to you becausethey kept saying, it’s all fine. No one will ever know who’s selling, who’sbuying, who’s paying. So, kudos to you for at least thinking of a bill.What will your bill do?REP. MICHAEL WALTZ (R-FL): Well, you know, Hunter Biden is — he’s anartist. He’s a con artist. He’s that type of artist he is.And let’s just review very quickly his masterpiece. His gallery ofcorruption that are full of masterpieces.Exhibit A, Burisma. Vice President Biden, then in charge of reducingcorruption in the Ukraine, Hunter Biden on the board of one of the mostcorrupt companies in the country.Exhibit B, China. Flies with Vice President Biden to China on officialbusiness, on Air Force Two, and months later, $1.5 billion dollarsinvested, partnered with the Central Bank of China. And to this day, Judge,to this day, is an equity holder in the Chinese nuclear supplier groupwhich is blacklisted for trying to steal warhead technology from the UnitedStates. And then, of course, exhibit C. This, you know, absolutely corrupt new artbusiness.Enough is enough. Let’s get to the bottom of it. This bill would forcedisclosure, I want to know who’s circumventing the law and getting to theWhite House through buying this — I even put air quotes around art.PIRRO: Well, you know, he seems to be an expert, Lara, at being able tobring in money and, you know, the laptop which he certainly — we all knowwas his — and he didn’t deny it, gives 10 percent to the big guy.You know, as a Trump, you know, as Congressman Waltz was walking throughthat with us, I couldn’t help but think how the left tried to make everyday hell for President Trump. I mean, what’s your take on how this familyhas been able to get away with it?LARA TRUMP, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: Well, it’s — I mean, all of it is ashame. All of it is a sham. All of it is terrible for America.And Congressman Waltz’s bill I think is a great idea. Unfortunately, wehave had to get here — in America, you’ve got to force transparency in theBiden administration because no one knows who is buying these outrageouslypriced art pieces.And by the way, I didn’t need the experts to tell me that they wereoverpriced, Judge. I love that whole part of it.But it’s really sad because what the bill ultimately would do is I guessfor future non-dependents of presidents, it’s going to — and vicepresident — it’s going to force them to disclose their financialinformation. This is like the one kid that can’t behave at recess so thewhole class has to get punished. But it would be nice to know what ishappening behind the scenes.As Congressman Waltz just walked through, we know that Hunter Biden hasbeen dependent on Joe Biden and his position in government for many, manyyears, and to the tune of millions and billions of dollars of profit forthe Biden family.So, hopefully, we can get to the bottom of this. He certainly had noexperience that got him the job at Burisma. That was because his dad wasvice president.Certainly getting money from China, from Russia, all because his dad wasvice president. Had nothing to do with his skill set whatsoever. So, itwould be nice to get to the bottom of exactly what he’s making all thatmoney for.PIRRO: And, you know, Congressman Waltz, I don’t know about you, but Ireally don’t have a lot of faith in the Department of Justice getting tothe bottom of anything as Lara is saying. I mean, she’s absolutely right.We need to get to the bottom of it. I don’t know that the DOJ will.What do you think the chances are of your bill getting passed?WALTZ: Well, you know, I agree with you on the DOJ. I mean, the fact thathe was under investigation during the 2020 election and the DOJ to stay un-apolitical decided not to reveal any of that.Well, that was a political decision. The American people deserve to knowthat before they cast their vote.But I don’t think we see this actually move — to be candid with you, Judge– until we fire Nancy Pelosi in 15 months and send her back to her icecream in California.But I have to tell you, when we do take the majority, we are going to getto the bottom of these business dealings from the House of Representatives,because what I want to know is what kind of businesses are the Chinesedirecting Hunter to give them access to.The Chinese Communist Party isn’t giving him a billion dollars to buy ashoestring factory in Michigan. They want robotics. They want advancedmaterials. They want artificial intelligence.They want things their military can use to then dominate the United States.And if there was a circumvention of their export controls and trying toprotect that IP, that’s what I want to get to the bottom of. And I thinkthere’s a lot more shoes to drop here.PIRRO: Well, I don’t think there’s any question there’s a lot more shoesand — to drop.But, Lara, you know, Laura, the last question to you — I mean, withrespect to Hunter Biden and the sales of this so-called art, I mean, do youthink we’ll ever be able to find out? Let’s assume that the bill doesn’tpass, will we ever get to the bottom of that or will they just be shovelingin millions through that that funnel called art?L. TRUMP: Unfortunately, we probably will never know. It’ll be just likeeverything else with the Biden family, cover-up after cover-up, help, ofcourse, from the DNC, help from the marketing arm for the Democrat Partyalso known as the mainstream media. We will never get to the bottom ofthis.And, unfortunately, it is terrible for America. What a bad precedentsomething like this could set. And it’s incredibly frustrating to seebecause as you know, as I continue to say and you continue to hear from ourfamily, when my father-in-law was president, we went out of our way to makesure that there was full transparency.We didn’t have to do it, but we paid every dollar that any foreign entityspent at a Trump property back to the United States Treasury because wedidn’t want to have the faintest hint of impropriety when we wantedeverything to be above board.They still came after us. They still continue to come after PresidentTrump. The prosecutors out there in New York are absolutely disgraceful,letting criminals go and yet going after Donald Trump and the TrumpOrganization for nothing. It is absolutely outrageous.PIRRO: Sometimes, it’s hard to recognize this country as America.Congressman Waltz, Lara Trump, thanks so much to both of you.WALTZ: All right. Stay tuned (ph).PIRRO: All right. And after the break, amid a nationwide crime wave,liberal leaders are now calling for more police. We’ll explain next. Youwon’t want to miss it.(COMMERCIAL BREAK)PIRRO: Welcome back to “Hannity”.Last summer, America’s major cities were overrun with riots and looting andsome neighborhoods became autonomous zones, where police were not allowed.Most of us were horrified but Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan called it a,quote, summer of love.Now, after a year of violence, the mayor is desperate for more cops on thestreets and she’s not the only one. Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowseralso wants to hire more officers after several high-profile shootings inher city. That should be welcome news to D.C Metropolitan police chief whosaid this last week.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)CHIEF ROBERT CONTEE, DC POLICE: Our department right now is 200 officersshort, and where we were this time last year, and we are projected to beless than that — (CROSSTALK)CONTEE: I’m not — sir, what I’m saying is that’s where we are. We’re 200some offices short of where we were last time. So what is the community’sresponse to that and who are we talking to about that? Is that acceptable?I got a — UNIDENTIFIED MALE: None of that.CONTEE: — absolutely it’s not.(END VIDEO CLIP)PIRRO: Joining us now, FOX News contributor Leo Terrell, Dallas PoliceSergeant Tre Pennie and FOX Nation host Tomi Lahren.All right, everyone. Now to what do you attribute — and I will start itwith the sergeant — to what do you attribute this turnaround? Do you thinkthat these Democrats who believe in the summer of love or defunding policejust now realize that, oh, it’s not right, we’ve got to get police back onthe street, or is this just politics before 2022?TRE PENNIE, PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL FALLEN OFFICER FOUNDATION: It’s allpolitics before 2022. I mean, look, I mean that’s the reality of where weare right now. We’ve seen a tremendous amount of violence in these citiesour officers are faced with unprecedented hardships in dealing with thelevels of violence.And in fact, a lot of these cities nationally, we’ve seen 15 percentincrease in the murder rate.So, look, bottom line is they’re paying politics with our police officersand we’re simply tired of it. I’m tired of them holding this over ourofficer’s head, and these guys have — they’re trying to go home to theirfamilies and just live like regular people. But they can’t because theyhave limited resources that they’re dealing with.And these politicians are constantly taking more and taking more. Now, theywant to hold — they want to they want to dangle a carrot in front of theirface saying that they’re going to give them money. Look, that’s not –that’s not enough, because we’re already short and giving them new money isonly going to help them fill a little gap of the short — the shortnessthat was already there to begin with.PIRRO: Exactly, exactly.And, Tomi, you know, when we’ve got Jenny Durkan in the summer of lovenonsense from last year, I mean, she was saying that at a time when theautonomous zone — I mean, there were fires, people were getting injured, Ithink someone was killed — one or two people were killed there. I mean,what does she realize now that she didn’t realize last summer?TOMI LAHREN, FOX NATION HOST: Well, Judge, I’ll tell you what? Democratsare like overgrown toddlers. They break something and then they act asthough they don’t know how it got broken.I think we understand exactly how this happened. This is what happens whenyou bow down and you placate to BLM for the last five years. This is whatyou’re going to get — lawlessness in the streets.But furthermore, it’s not enough just to hire more officers. You also haveto stop demonizing the ones you have left and you have to stop demonizingofficers in general so that you have those men and women that are willingto step up and take that calling to serve and protect their communities.The last thing I’ll say on this, Judge, is — you know, the Democrats, theyare receiving a private protection courtesy of the American taxpayer intheir cities. But you notice when they’re receiving their privateprotection paid for by you and me, they’re not using social workers.They’re using actual security detail.So it just goes to show they place their service and their security overthe American people. And it’s enough of this. And the culture oflawlessness, stop demonizing officers, start hiring more officers and stopcoddling criminals.PIRRO: Absolutely.And, Leo, you know, the thing about Jenny Durkan, the Seattle mayor, thatI’m still harping on her because I’m furious with her, she was actually aprosecutor. So she knows better. So she bowed to the political left at thecost to people in Seattle.LEO TERRELL, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: You’re absolutely right. She bowed tothe political left, but the political left has lost this battle.Basically, the whole idea of defunding the police judge has backfired. TheDemocratic Party have surrendered the argument of defunding the police. Youask why. The poll numbers, the people in those cities are upset. They’regoing to lose in 2022, that’s a fact.And so, the defunding the police, you won’t hear that other than from theSquad, from the socialist congressional district. But these big-timeDemocratic mayors in Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Atlanta and in LosAngeles, they have felt the anger from their own party and that’s why theyare reversing course.And I guarantee from now to 2022, other than the loudmouth AOC and Tlaiband Omar, the Democratic mayors are going to support the law enforcementbecause they are in trouble right now politically.PIRRO: Well, and back to the Dallas Sergeant Pennie.You know, Sergeant, a bull’s eye has been put on the backs of a lot ofpolice officers. They’ve retired. They’ve quit. It’s going to take ageneration I believe for police to get back their — their — how can wesay it? You know, their strength, their confidence, the society’s belief inthem.What are you seeing with the Dallas police?PENNIE: Yeah. I mean, we’ve also dealt with this decrease in — and lawenforcement officers leaving the profession. You know, we’ve seen theincrease in crime. I mean, every city across the nation is dealing withthis, and Dallas is not uh exclusive to that — very problem. But moreimportantly, I think we need to talk about the politics involved in thisand look at how we have — these politicians and people like George Sorosthat are promoting these anti-police agendas.I mean, I saw this past week, that he donated over a million dollars todefund the police. I mean, you think about that kind of stuff and you lookat what we’re dealing with — I mean, that’s why I filed a lawsuit back in2016 against Black Lives Matter and George Soros because I knew they wereinciting violence against our police.Look, I was on the front line dealing with this — these radicalizedagenda. In 2016, we lost police officers. We lost five officers, killed inthe line of duty in a domestic terrorist attack. And all that is fueled bythis anti-police agenda.So you have police not want to enter the profession because they know thatthey’re not being protected, they know that these politicians are againstthem, they know that these radical agendas are being funded by massiveamounts of money and they don’t have a chance. So I’m doing everything Ican through the National Fallen Officer Foundation, make sure that we areraising attention to these issues and trying to do everything that we canto advocate for the interest of police in this country, and I’m going tokeep doing that.PIRRO: All right. Well, good for you.And, Tomi, very quickly — I mean, are you talk — you talk to a lot ofyoung people. Are any of them talking about going into law enforcement?LAHREN: I still think that there are a number of young people out therethat still want to serve and protect their community. But it’s going totake again, like you said, a generation of Americans that are not onlyproud of their police officers and law enforcement but proud of theircountry, because in order to answer that call, you want to serve andprotect your community and your country.And that’s going to start in our schools. We have to end the indoctrinationand we have to make Americans proud to be Americans again. I think we’llstart to see a radical change.PIRRO: All right. Leo, 15 seconds — are you hopeful for police inAmerica?TERRELL: Yes, because I’ll tell you right now, every civilized society,Judge, has law enforcement to protect society. And notwithstanding thisfringe element that hijacked the Democratic Party — PIRRO: Yes, they are.TERRELL: Ninety-eight percent, 90 percent of people, they want lawenforcement. The Democratic Party does not represent everyday Americancitizens.PIRRO: They certainly don’t. More “Hannity” after the break.(COMMERCIAL BREAK)PIRRO: Welcome back to “Hannity”.Unfortunately, that’s all the time we have left for tonight. Make sure youcheck out my show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine” every Saturday night at9:00 p.m. Eastern.Have a great night.Laura Ingraham is up next.Content and Programming Copyright 2021 Fox News Network, LLC. ALLRIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 2021 VIQ Media Transcription, Inc. Allmaterials herein are protected by United States copyright law and may notbe reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, or broadcastwithout the prior written permission of VIQ Media Transcription, Inc. Youmay not alter or remove any trademark, copyright, or other notice fromcopies of the content.
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