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This is a rush transcript from “Fox News @ Night,” May 1, 2021. This copy is probably not in its last kind and could also be up to date.

KRISTIN FISHER, FOX NEWS HOST: Welcome to FOX NEWS AT NIGHT in Washington. I’m Kristin Fisher in for Shannon Bream. Breaking tonight John Kerry is dealing with additional scrutiny. This time for monetary disclosure varieties obtained by Fox News that present he invested in oil firms previous to changing into President Biden’s local weather envoy. Republicans are calling out the Biden administration’s embrace of the 1619 Project, labeling it divisive nonsense and an try to rewrite historical past, tonight’s supersized energy panel debates.

Plus, two of the richest individuals on this planet partaking in a salacious Twitter struggle over NASA’s Lunar Lander contract with a phrase tonight that NASA has now suspended its contract supply till it may resolve two protests over the award. Former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine joins us stay. But we start tonight with John Kerry again within the highlight for all of the unsuitable causes. White House Correspondent Kevin Corke has the newest tonight. Good night, Kevin.

KEVIN CORKE, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Evening, Kristin. Great to be with you. Happy Friday. Now the argument that Kerry might have misplaced some cash on some power sector investments. Prior to changing into the Biden administration’s local weather envoy should not disabuse anybody of the notion that the investments themselves by their very nature could also be seen as doubtful by some particularly given his place and his attainable affect and how that may form U.S. power coverage.

Here is monetary disclosure varieties which had been obtained, as you identified, by Fox News present that the previous Secretary of State was financially invested in quite a few oil firms together with Duke Energy, Cimarex, Dominion Energy, Exelon Corporation, and Valero Energy. Now, the monetary discussion board present that Kerry’s whole investments had been valued someplace between $4.2 and $15 million, which he reported liquidating final month. Now, the State Department instructed Axios, which first reported concerning the monetary disclosure that the local weather czar has divested from all belongings that might pose conflicts of curiosity.

Kerry has signed an ethics pledge, stating he won’t participate in selections involving his former shoppers and employers. However, given the variety of main companies which have paid him, a whole bunch of hundreds of {dollars}, and in some instances like Bank of America, thousands and thousands of {dollars} over the previous yr, watchdog teams little question shall be scouring the legislative superb print to make it possible for none of his previous benefactors straight profit or not directly profit from the U.S. power insurance policies steered by Kerry.

Now, do maintain this in thoughts. The disclosures come late in every week that additionally noticed Kerry deny having ever mentioned Israeli airstrikes in Syria with Iran Foreign Minister after the Times reported or steered that he actually had carried out that. And for the file, right here is large inventory portfolio largely held in a belief affiliated together with his spouse to lift a Heinz carry core. She’s the heiress to the Heinz meals processing fortune. It’s simply one other a kind of hiccups that occurs early. Kristin, in and administration generally you’ll be able to climate the storm however generally the hits simply carry on coming.

FISHER: Yes, we’ll be speaking with our energy panel about this in only a few minutes. Kevin Corke, thanks. Happy Friday. Have an ideal weekend, good friend.

CORKE: You too, my good friend.

FISHER: OK. President Biden pushing his massive spending plans in Philadelphia at the moment. He additionally moved to limit journey from India as a result of that nation’s Coronavirus surge. But bear in mind earlier than he was elected, then candidate Biden criticized former President Trump for what he referred to as hysterical xenophobia when his predecessor introduced that journey ban on China due to the virus, this is Chief Correspondent Jonathan Hunt.


JONATHAN HUNT, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Kristin with a number of hundred thousand new instances being reported day by day, India’s whole of COVID-19 infections stands at nearly 19 million, 2nd solely to the United States and trending sharply upwards as U.S. instances rapidly decline. India’s hospitals are overwhelmed. There are usually not sufficient beds, not sufficient medicines and above all, not sufficient oxygen for these struggling to maintain respiratory.

HARSH VARDHAN SHRINGLA, INDIAN FOREIGN SECRETARY: Oxygen mills, oxygen concentrators, oxygen producing gear, cryogenic tankers, transportation gear for oxygen.

HUNT: The U.S. is among the many nation’s searching for to assist sending greater than $100 million price of help, together with oxygen cylinders, whereas additionally attempting to attenuate the chance of India’s surge spreading right here. President Biden is banning non-U.S. residents from getting into the U.S. from India starting Tuesday. Signing a proclamation Friday that mentioned India, “Accounts for over one-third of new global cases.” And saying of the ban on journey to the US from India that “proactive measures are required to protect the nation’s public health.” The day after President Trump introduced the China journey ban final yr, then candidate Biden tweeted, “We need to lead the way with science, not Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear mongering.” And he mentioned this —

JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Banning all journey from Europe or another a part of the world might gradual it, however as we have seen, it won’t cease it.

HUNT: Time has in fact confirmed President Biden right when it comes to journey bans, not stopping the unfold, however because the U.S. heads in the precise route with a rising variety of Americans now vaccinated. The White House can be clearly keen to make use of restrictions as a part of its wider struggle on the pandemic having additionally imposed limitations on journey from Brazil, the U.Okay., 26 European nations, China and Iran. India, within the meantime, stays in determined want of assist. The world is responding, however for too many, it’s too late. Kristin.


FISHER: Jonathan Hunt, thanks. More than a dozen home Republicans are questioning whether or not there was any political interference within the last 2020 census numbers. In a letter to the Commerce Secretary, the group cited gaps in what number of home seats proper leaning states had been projected to achieve and the ultimate outcomes introduced this week.

Republicans demanding the Department of Education reverse course tonight on an effort to reframe U.S. historical past with an emphasis on race and slavery. Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram educates us tonight on the controversy over the politics of what to show our youngsters.


CHAD PERGRAM, FOX NEWS CHIEF CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: In a blistering letter, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell led a coalition of 37 GOP Senators demanding Education Secretary Miguel Cardona strike the plan. McConnell wrote, “Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us. Americans never decided, our children should be taught that our country is inherently evil.” The 1619 Projects of slavery was a key power within the American Revolution. Many historians dispute that bought.

BILL BENNETT, FORMER EDUCATION SECRETARY: Got to defeat this proposal. This is unwarranted federal intrusion into the content material of the curriculum.

PERGRAM: Education Secretary Miguel Cardona says he hasn’t seen McConnell’s letter.

MIGUEL CARDONA, EDUCATION SECRETARY: the federal authorities would not actually have a job within the curriculum growth. I’ve full confidence that the educators will get it proper.

PERGRAM: Republicans accused Democrats of utilizing authorities as a wedge in a nationwide dialog on race.

SEN. TIM SCOTT (R-SC): It’s unsuitable to attempt to use our painful previous to dishonestly shut down debates within the current.

PERGRAM: Scott says the U.S. is not racist. President Biden agrees. But Democrats tinker with utilizing authorities to deal with unsuitable.

BIDEN: I do not suppose the American individuals are racist. But I feel after 400 years, African Americans have been left ready the place they’re thus far behind the eight ball when it comes to schooling and well being, when it comes to alternative,

PERGRAM: McConnell says doubtlessly skewing the curriculum is in line with the Democratic pattern.

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): Behind President Biden’s acquainted face, it is like probably the most radical Washington Democrats have been handed the keys and they’re attempting to hurry as far left as they will presumably go.

PERGRAM: Democrats championing tradition wars might have penalties on the poll field.

GIBBS KNOTTS, COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON: They’re additionally attempting to determine the way to put meals on the desk. How do I pay for my child’s school? But if any person goes out and goes too far to the left that does harm these Democrats that basically are accountable for maintaining the get together within the majority within the House.

PERGRAM: Congress lacks the votes to get rid of the antitrust exemption for baseball. Expect the antitrust debate to return to the GOP lineup card when baseball performs the all-star recreation in Denver in mid-July. Kristin.


FISHER: Chad Pergram, thanks. First up in tonight’s “REAL NEWS ROUND UP,” Minneapolis shall be entrance and middle once more this summer time for the trial of the three different former officers charged within the loss of life of George Floyd. Judge Peter Cahill has dominated that the upcoming trial shall be broadcast on stay tv as Derek Chauvin trial was and this new trial set to start in August.

Reports tonight that the household of Ashley Babbitt are planning to file a multimillion greenback wrongful loss of life lawsuit towards the Capitol Police. The 35-year-old Air Force veteran was killed January sixth throughout the Capitol riot. Earlier this month, the Justice Department mentioned it might not pursue expenses towards the officer who shot Babbitt.

Former actuality T.V. star Josh Duggar has been indicted on little one pornography expenses. Federal grand jury acknowledges that he knowingly obtained pictures of a kid beneath the age of 12. And he might now withstand 20 years in jail.

Female South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is suing the Biden administration for barring a deliberate Independence Day fireworks celebration. The governor’s asking a choose to grant a allow in order that the July 4th outside occasion can happen. President Biden is ready July 4th is a goal to mark our independence from this virus.

Major and champ quickly getting a sibling. Jill Biden saying at the moment that the primary household shall be adopting a cat emphasizing that the feline shall be a feminine however there is a catch, the newest Biden pet might have to look at its again as a result of Major member has been a little bit of an issue little one. Major stays in coaching falling to biting incidents on the White House. That cat higher be careful.

An eight yr outdated boy in Florida has began a petition to make masks non-obligatory in school and he is gathered 400 signatures in simply 4 days. His mom assisted him in submitting the petition to the varsity board earlier than an upcoming vote on the masks mandate.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I do not need individuals to love really feel uncomfortable by like not sporting a masks.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Some individuals wish to put on them. Some individuals do not.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Some individuals are struggling to put on masks, however we shouldn’t be made to do it anymore. I feel lots of people agree with me. Thank you.


FISHER: Brace yourselves America, a rooster scarcity is looming. A Bloomberg report says that as a result of current elevated recognition in fried rooster sandwiches throughout the pandemic, I didn’t know that was a factor, coupled with a scarcity of employees out there and meat processing vegetation that the poultry demand is outweighing its availability.

And this pool season opens, chlorine could also be scarce. The pandemic is being blamed but once more, as many Americans put in swimming pools final yr whereas caught at dwelling and a big chemical plant hearth in Louisiana final summer time has thrown off the provision chain.

And lastly, that is some excellent news. Disneyland in California has reopened for the primary time in over 400 days. Gates opened at 9:00 am and some are camped out in line as early as 2:30 within the morning, ready for their probability to lastly benefit from the points of interest. Capacity is proscribed, restricted to 25 p.c, not less than for now.

Well, Republican criticism of a brand new Department of Education proposal to focus U.S. historical past via the lens of race and slavery is drawing criticism within the mainstream media at the moment. Reuters describing GOP objections to the curriculums linked to the controversial 1619 Project is Republicans asking Biden to withdraw divisive proposal to show extra black historical past.

So, let’s usher in Democratic Strategist and former Clinton Adviser Richard Goodstein, West Point Grad and Army Veteran Jeremy Hunt, Host of the “Jason in the House” podcast Jason Chaffetz, and a Former Member of the 1776 Commission, Peter Kirsanow.

All proper. Gentlemen, thanks a lot for being with us late on a Friday evening. And, Peter, I’m going to begin with you as a result of you’re a member of the fee that President Biden disbanded via government order as soon as he took workplace. So, what do you consider this newest growth?

PETER KIRSANOW, FORMER MEMBER OF THE 1776 COMMISSION: Well, I feel that Senator McConnell’s love letters are proper on level. And I feel that the Biden administration is being disingenuous. The essential race idea in 1619 initiatives are a historic, in some respects, they’re actually insane. They’re very dumb. But most significantly, they’re pernicious.

I am unable to consider a higher risk, a higher inner risk to the United States of America for the reason that Civil War. And that is not an understatement. Like, I’ve been in Civil Rights Commission for greater than 20 years now, longest serving member, I’ve by no means seen something fairly like this. You discuss to folks throughout the nation, discuss to children throughout the nation, they’re being instructed that, you realize, we’re they’re being judged on the idea of the colour of their pores and skin, not the content material of their character. They’ve been instructed their oppressors. It’s invidious. It’s inherently anti-American.

And, you realize, the proposed rule by the Biden administration provides precedence funding to 1619 Project and to essential race precedence funding practically $6 billion-dollars-worth and no faculty district goes to reject that, in truth, hundreds have already embraced educating essential race idea. Parents perceive what is going on on proper now, and that is why there was an uproar. There are lawsuits being filed and challenges throughout the nation.

FISHER: Well, Senator Mitch McConnell despatched this gorgeous scathing letter as you reference to the Education Secretary, however right here is the Education Secretary responding to that letter this morning. Watch this.


CARDONA: The federal authorities would not actually have a job within the curriculum growth, however I’ve full confidence in educators throughout the nation as they develop curriculum and classes to make sure that we’re offering numerous views in our curriculum. I’ve full confidence on the educators will get it proper.


FISHER: Jason, do you may have confidence that the educators will get it proper?

JASON CHAFFETZ, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: No, I do not truly, I begin from the purpose that I do not even suppose there ought to be a federal Department of Education. There should not even be one. Let the cash stream to the children. Let these occur on the state stage with the native mother and father, lecturers, educators, and faculty boards. That’s the best way this could occur.

But I’m going to take the schooling secretary at his phrase, if that is true, if they don’t seem to be going to, on the federal stage, interact within the curriculum, then there isn’t any want to really go alongside the cash and there ought to be no requirement from the Department of Education. So, Democrats will argue, oh, it is such a small amount of cash. That’s at all times their excuse. But it’s basically unsuitable. Mitch McConnell is correct. And let’s do away with the Department of Education. We will not have these issues.

FISHER: Richard, you are the democrat on the panel, weigh in right here.

RICHARD GOODSTEIN, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: You know, the backdrop for that is that Joe Biden has shockingly excessive approval scores, his insurance policies are much more favorable. And his speech the opposite evening was extra favorable nonetheless. And now we now have this phony grievance, seemingly heard about hamburgers, and Kamala Harris’ e book. Look, it is true, there isn’t any federal curriculum. It can be true that we now have states not all that way back, within the south that we’re educating that the South received the struggle of Northern aggression, and no point out of lynching.

No, point out the truth that youngsters had been offered off, no point out of the brutalization of those enslaved individuals. So, can we agree that we must always have actual historical past taught, and not a white-washed model of historical past? I do not suppose that is actually asking an excessive amount of has nothing to do with the 1619 Project. It has all the things to do with truth,

FISHER: Jeremy, how do you suppose that is going to play out? How’s this going to finish?

JEREMY HUNT, WEST POINT GRAD AND ARMY VETERAN: I simply — I discover it humorous that truth within the 1619 Project, simply do not go in the identical sentence. So, let me simply be clear about that. You type of must marvel, you realize, why is it that the left at all times desires that again their political agenda on our youngsters when they’re away at public faculties, away from their mother and father, who might you realize, object to a few of the stuff and it is as a result of they need to, they need to brainwash our youngsters into pondering that all the things is concerning the coloration of their pores and skin, that so lengthy had been the times of content material of their character? No, it is all about what you appear to be. And it is so annoying, as a result of they actually rely upon mother and father being disengaged out of the loop not realizing what is going on on. So, it’s actually on us to talk up ask questions and, and demand that our lawmakers do as effectively. So, I applaud Senator McConnell and the opposite senators that that spoke out towards this.

FISHER: All proper down then let’s discuss concerning the massive information from the Biden administration at the moment that they’ve determined to limit journey from India as a result of that nation surge within the coronavirus beginning on May 4th. And in fact, it is prompted fairly a little bit of controversy given the president’s statements throughout the marketing campaign path. The White House says hey, we’re merely following CDC pointers. Jason, what do you say?

CHAFFETZ: It’s a tragic scenario in India. Nobody desires to see them endure. I’m glad that the United States goes to supply help and as a lot gear as we presumably can. I feel Joe Biden may be very gradual on this. I feel they in all probability ought to have shut down the journey some time in the past. And it simply reveals the hypocrisy and how basically unsuitable Joe Biden and the remainder of the democrats had been, fairly frankly, when Donald Trump was doing the identical with China again when this was rising, it’s going to unfold nevertheless it might have been slowed. And the democrats began calling, you realize, xenophobia, as a substitute of really following the science again then and it simply highlights I feel the hypocrisy of the Democrats.

FISHER: Let me pop up the tweet that appears to be the foundation trigger for the cost of hypocrisy. It’s from then candidate Biden again in March of 2020. And he mentioned, “A wall will not stop the Coronavirus banning all travel from Europe or any other part of the world will not stop it. This disease could impact every nation, any person on the planet and we need to combat it.” So, you realize, that line proper there banning all journey from Europe or another a part of the world won’t cease it. Richard, how is that not a little bit bit hypocritical?

GOODSTEIN: First of all, Joe Biden was calling Donald Trump precisely xenophobic for years earlier than we might even pronounce the phrase coronavirus. And what he mentioned final March with the journey restrictions, suggested by scientists and backed by a full plan had been warranted and that is what we had been missing. Remember, final February, Donald Trump mentioned we’re 15 instances we will be at zero.

Before the election, he mentioned we are going to by no means hear about Coronavirus once more, and we have had 350,000 extra individuals die since then. And Joe Biden’s are available in and is giving three to 4 million pictures a day, the loss of life charge is method down. And frankly a few of these a few of these are usually not being you realize, Pfizer was not a part of warp velocity. So, the notion that in some way or different this was one thing he inherited from Donald Trump —

FISHER: Richard, I bought to go away it there. Thanks a lot, gents. Have an ideal weekend.

HUNT: Thank you.

GOODSTEIN: All proper. Thanks.

CHAFFETZ: Thank you.

FISHER: You guess. So, a cat takes a blow dart to the pinnacle and a pair of pups caught crimson handed on the scene of the crime. Today’s greatest viral movies subsequent.


FISHER: A North Carolina man was heading dwelling from work on his bike when a truck performing a U-turn abruptly pulled out in entrance of him. Larry Daniels unable to evade the driving force ramming into the again of the car. The motorcyclist a bit banged up however fortunately he was sporting a security gear. He says the driving force examine to see if he was OK however then simply left the scene and he now desires that different individual to return ahead.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That dot in between the eyes. So, that is the place he bought hit by the by the dart.


FISHER: A 4 yr outdated cat is doing OK after a fairly scary expertise. Chester, the cat, taking a blow dart to the pinnacle. He was rushed to the hospital the place the physician fastidiously pulled the barb out, and amazingly, the darkish Miss Chester’s mind and important nerves by this a lot.

And now, a dangerously shut look inside a volcano an energetic crater in Iceland noticed spewing lava by a drone when abruptly the footage begins to type of glitch because the drone itself melts. The Icelandic Meteorological Office mentioned that the eruption stays steady, however that they proceed to observe the location.

And the chinchilla named Philly from Philly, residing his greatest life proper there. The cute little guys seen right here in a video now gone viral getting pampered. The dense coat of a chinchilla. It’s not meant to get moist as a result of it may be laborious to get fully dry. So, that is why chinchillas take mud baths versus water baths. And there’s your enjoyable truth for the evening. See you be taught one thing.

Moving on to a fairly scary scene in Southern California the place a double tanker Big Rig hauling a load of 8,000 gallons of diesel gas overturned on a freeway. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the spilling diesel gas was contained, however about 200 gallons of liquid might have entered the storm drain system earlier than they had been in a position to arrive on scene.

And lastly, a pair of pups caught crimson handed on the scene of the crime when their homeowners busted in on them obliterating the lounge sofa. And I imply simply have a look at these guys. They had been simply having enjoyable. So, let’s simply ship in some to a protracted stroll and a lot of treats for wanting so cute. And when you’ve got a video you need to share tweet us @FoxNewsNight or @KristinFisher.

Breaking tonight, police make a disturbing discovery in a quiet Houston neighborhood. 90 migrants packed right into a two-story home, a few of them exhibiting signs of COVID-19. Correspondent David Lee Miller with the small print of what’s believed to be a part of a serious human smuggling ring.


DAVID LEE MILLER, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Kristin, what started as an investigation right into a attainable kidnapping led to a surprising discovery. A Houston police SWAT staff serving a search warrant discovered inside a house what’s believed to be a human smuggling operation.

DARYN EDWARDS, HOUSTON ASSISTANT POLICE CHIEF: It was a giant shock after we bought in the home and noticed what we noticed.

MILLER: Inside the house, authorities discovered massive teams of individuals huddled collectively. According to preliminary studies, they instructed police they got here from nations in Central America. Authority say there have been no youngsters and solely about 5 ladies.

EDWARDS: When we bought into the home, we realized that there have been over 90 individuals inside. So, we instantly started to evaluate any type of particular risk after that. Once we remoted that we needed to be be sure that we rendered any type of medical care.

MILLER: Some inside the house complained of signs in line with COVID. The Health Department was referred to as in.

EDWARDS: We had some individuals in the home inform us they don’t seem to be in a position to scent and not in a position to style, and we did have some individuals with fever. So, we have we have the well being division we will do some fast testing and type of take it from there.

MILLER: Authorities offered meals and water after some within the dwelling complained of not having eaten. Federal brokers with Homeland Security be a part of the investigation. Police imagine it’s attainable that these behind the smuggling operation could be attempting to combine in amongst these discovered within the dwelling.

EDWARDS: We’ve bought to separate who the victims are versus who as you’ll be able to think about, any person could be concerned with one thing like this. As quickly as they notice we’re right here they’re in all probability going to attempt to develop into part of them.

MILLER: At least one neighbor says she by no means noticed any suspicious exercise and was shocked to be taught what police found.

CLARICE DOOLEY, NEIGHBOR: This is terrible. I did not anticipated it to be in my neighborhood. We’re at all times suspecting someplace else, however what makes cash exempt? Nothing actually.

MILLER: This was one among a number of current incidents of human smuggling within the Houston space. In December, greater than two dozen individuals had been present in a small dwelling with the home windows boarded up and deadbolt locks on the within doorways. Kristin.

FISHER: Wow. David Lee Miller, thanks.

Another battle over First Amendment rights. A former school soccer coach suing to get his job again after he was fired for posting a tweet mocking Stacey Abrams, our “Night Court” convenes subsequent.


FISHER: All proper. It is time now for “Night Court.” A former school soccer coach who was fired for incendiary tweets about Georgia politician Stacey Abrams, is suing to get his job again. Chris Malone says that he was compelled to resign earlier this yr because the Chattanooga Mocs’ offensive line coach for feedback that the varsity says don’t characterize the values of its soccer program. But Malone argues that he ought to by no means have been fired for what he considers exercising his First Amendment rights.

So, let’s begin an argument with civil rights legal professional Robert Patillo and Washington Times authorized affairs reporter and legal professional, Alex Swoyer.

All proper. I imply, it is a traditional First Amendment case, freedom of speech. Let’s begin with this Exhibit A proper right here as a result of that is the offending tweet that bought the coach in a lot bother. And he deleted it after half-hour essential to level out. But he mentioned that, quote, “Congratulations to the state of Georgia and Fat Albert Stacey Abrams, because you have truly shown America the true works of cheating in an election again. Enjoy the buffet, big girl, you earned it, hope the money was good. Still not governor.”

I imply, I feel we will all agree that that isn’t a really good tweet. But did he should get fired for it? Alex, make your case.

ALEX SWOYER, WASHINGTON TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORTER: I truly suppose each the legislation and the information are on the coach’s aspect, if he was commenting on a political matter, and courts have been protecting of political speech, they’ve additionally been protecting of the instructor’s First Amendment proper.

In truth, the Supreme Court dominated in 1968 {that a} instructor did not lose his First Amendment, when he had a letter to a newspaper revealed that he was essential of the varsity board, and its funding for athletics. And so, I feel that that, form of, precedent helps the coach right here.

Also, within the faculty speech instances, courts usually look to see if there was a considerable disruption within the classroom or the varsity atmosphere. And there’s nothing within the file about this, as a result of as you talked about, the tweet was solely up for half-hour.

FISHER: Yes. It wasn’t a ton of time, however actually did not say some good issues.

So, let’s get the opposite aspect. This is what the varsity thinks about this. This is Exhibit B. Pop it up. And, Robert, I’ll get your tackle the opposite aspect of this.

So, that is from head coach Rusty Wright, and he says, “What was posted on social media by a member of my staff is unacceptable, and not any part of what I stand for what Chattanooga football stands for. Life is bigger than football. And as leaders of young men, we have to set that example, first and foremost. With that said, effective immediately, that individual is no longer part of my staff.”

So, Robert, make your case.

ROBERT PATILLO, CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY: Well, let’s perceive, this isn’t a First Amendment problem. The First Amendment protects you from governmental interference, and your proper to freedom of speech. This is an employment problem. So, it is ruled by your employment contract with the employer. If he violated the phrases of that contract in a method, which is deemed to be a fireable offense, then he’s terminated or he is compelled to resign. That is it.

And this isn’t even a First Amendment problem primarily as a result of in the event you learn the pleading, I’ve by no means learn a pleading that has cartoons and footage and fats jokes in it. So, I feel that you could’t actually take this severely as a pleading within the first place, as a result of he is not even going by the contract that he has with the varsity. Rather, he’s merely making a extra of his arguments and jokes about William Howard Taft. It’s a really unusual pleading in its totality.

FISHER: So, Alex, who do you suppose has the stronger case right here?

SWOYER: Well, I do suppose that the person has precedent on his aspect. And as Robert famous, there have been cartoons included within the grievance. And what he was mainly saying in his lawsuit is that his — what he was making was a fats joke. And that these — though these are offensive, they don’t seem to be unlawful. And he pointed to President Taft, who was apparently over 300 kilos and bought caught in a tub on the White House, how that turned a working joke within the political atmosphere. As effectively as most lately, former President Donald Trump had a whole lot of jabs at him for his weight and his pores and skin coloration being orange. So, he says that that is simply a part of the political atmosphere and it is protected speech.

FISHER: Robert, do you suppose that this issues in any respect that this tweet was despatched out in the course of these Georgia Senate runoffs?

PATILLO: Well, no, as a result of, once more, that is an employment problem. So, it might be one factor if the federal government got here to his home and arrested him due to his tweet or if his financial institution accounts had been frozen due to this tweet. It’s an employment problem. And if the employer deems that you’ve got carried out one thing inappropriate, that’s all that’s wanted beneath his contract with the varsity with a purpose to be terminated.

So, until he desires to be independently employed soccer coach, he teaches his personal camp, if he desires to try this and do not need to abide by anyone else’s guidelines, then by all means, you’ll be able to tweet no matter you’re feeling like. But if you are going to be employed by one other particular person, if you are going to be affecting recruiting, you are going to be affecting scholarships, you are going to be affecting state funding by your tweets, then you need to abide by their guidelines.

FISHER: So, Alex, what do you suppose this implies for this coach’s future employment? I imply, is that this going to actually harm him get a job elsewhere?

SWOYER: Well, it is actually — it is actually a tragic scenario. Apparently, he is been a coach for greater than 20 years, and to have a tweet that was up for half-hour, destroy your profession, and your future could be simply — a tragic scenario. And, in fact, I feel that is one thing we will all be taught from.

I — we have talked about earlier about Donald Trump and jobs about his weight. I feel it is curious to seek out out if there was form of professors or lecturers within the political atmosphere, making these form of feedback however but maintaining their jobs. So, I’m undecided. I feel that he’ll find yourself successful this, whether or not he has to enchantment it or not. So, we’ll see. He would possibly find yourself being reinstated.

FISHER: You know, one factor I’ve discovered, I feel only a few good issues can come from posting something on Twitter. It’s a lesson. Folks have needed to be taught the laborious method. But, Robert, I’ll offer you —


FISHER: — the final phrase earlier than we head out right here tonight.

PATILLO: Well, on prime of that, what’s his problem with plus dimension ladies? Nothing unsuitable with massive women. So, I feel he must mature, cease placing jokes on-line, and you are going to coach for 20 years, it is clear his 40s or 50s. Just mature and develop up.

FISHER: Amen. We’ll depart it there. You guys did an ideal job tonight. Thank you. That is our “Night Court” and thanks for becoming a member of us so late on a Friday evening. Appreciate it.

PATILLO: Anytime.

FISHER: So, two of the richest individuals on this planet are in an all-out Twitter struggle within the battle for supremacy in outer space. We’ve bought former NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine becoming a member of us stay, subsequent.


FISHER: President Biden got here into workplace promising to unify the nation. So, what sort of progress is he making on that entrance, particularly in main the U.S. out of the pandemic? We’ve bought Fox News medical contributor, Dr. Marc Siegel, looking tonight. Evening, Doc.

DR. MARC SIEGEL, FOX NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR: Hi, Kristin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new masks pointers this week, and I spoke about them to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio.


DR. ROCHELLE WALENSKY, CDC DIRECTOR: I feel that the flexibility to shed the masks is definitely so liberating for individuals. That maybe that’ll be a motivation to get vaccinated as effectively.

SIEGEL (voice over): Despite this liberation, which may very well be seen as reduction on individuals’s maskless faces all throughout the nation, and regardless of Dr. Walensky’s acknowledgement that stress-free the principles may very well be an incentive for extra individuals getting vaccinated, on the identical time, there was nonetheless confusion concerning the new pointers. How to inform if somebody and not using a masks is vaccinated? Why cannot a vaccinated individual do and not using a masks altogether when there’s such a low probability of getting sick or spreading the virus?

Then the president added to the confusion when he spoke to Congress this week, as a result of although he mentioned we must always come collectively and exchange concern with hope, he continued to sound divisive by not acknowledging the profitable work of the prior administration in bringing these vaccines so rapidly and successfully to market. Or the constructive instance that states like Florida and Texas have now proven by totally reopening with a continued decline in case charges and loss of life since January.

President Biden continued to unfold confusion by not main by instance, by sporting a masks exterior and even inside at Congress when the CDC’s personal new pointers instructed him neither was mandatory since he was vaccinated.

JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: It’s a patriotic accountability for God’s sake.


SIEGEL: The President’s predecessor as soon as famously mentioned, there are not any crimson states or blue states, there are solely the United States. But these are simply phrases to the individuals, until the chief acts as if these phrases are actually true. Kristin.

FISHER: Thanks, Dr. Siegel.

The two richest individuals on the planet are in a Twitter struggle of galactic proportions with Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin, difficult NASA’s awarding of their Lunar Lander contract to Elon Musk’s SpaceX, prompting Musk to have interaction in some high quality trolling, tweeting that Bezos, “Can’t get it up to orbit. Lol.”

So, time to speak concerning the hottest matters in space with former NASA administrator and Acorn Growth Companies’ senior advisor, Jim Bridenstine.

Jim, we saved the perfect for final. Thanks for becoming a member of us tonight.

JIM BRIDENSTINE, FORMER NASA ADMINISTRATOR: Always nice to be with you. What a narrative.

FISHER: I imply, you realize what, Jim? It’s so wild as a result of for so a few years, individuals thought that space was so boring. I inform you what, with these two billionaires within the combine, it ain’t so boring now.

BRIDENSTINE: No. In truth, I actually suppose it is wonderful leisure. So that is good simply on the face of it, however even higher. Like you mentioned, we now have two titans of American business and others. We’ve bought others on the market which are competing, you realize, to supply companies to NASA. And they’re preventing with a purpose to — with a purpose to get a NASA contract.

I feel it is fantastic for space exploration. It’s nice leisure and it is good for the United States of America.

FISHER: Yes. You know, the primary space race it was all about two nations competing. That’s what fueled the Apollo 11 program or the Apollo program. Now, we have these two billionaires, and as you mentioned, different business titans duking it out. But it is that very same type of competitors that is making space so thrilling once more. In phrases of this Lunar Lander contract, we had some massive information tonight. It seems like Jeff Bezos’ grievance is definitely having an influence. NASA saying at the moment that it is suspending that contract with SpaceX. How do you suppose that is going to shake out?

BRIDENSTINE: You know, it is too early to inform. This isn’t uncommon. When we had a contract again in 2014, to launch crew to the International Space Station, there was a — there was a protest then as effectively and so, the contract bought suspended. But in a matter of weeks, it continued to maneuver ahead.

I do not understand how this can end up. I do know that I belief, the judgment and the capabilities of the professionals at NASA. But the essential factor is that this, there’s a course of right here. And that’s — that’s what we’re going via is it — I say we — I’m not at NASA, I have not been there for three months. But I — we the United States of America, how about that?

There’s a course of. And ultimately, this course of will lead to an consequence that everyone goes to have a whole lot of confidence in. So, it is actually factor, and we’ll see the place it finally ends up.

FISHER: Yes. And the irony right here, Bezos utilizing a really related argument to the one which Musk used with a purpose to struggle the United Launch Alliance and achieve a few of these contracts. So, it is actually type of coming full circle right here, which is fascinating to see.

I need to discuss to you about one different factor. The very shut name that these astronauts contained in the Dragon capsule that launched final week, shut name to some space particles. And that is — we do not know precisely the place that particles particularly got here from. But that is one other space the place Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are preventing it out, each attempting to launch tons and tons of satellites into low Earth orbit, which is creating these sorts of situations, these harmful situations that we noticed this week.

BRIDENSTINE: Yes, that is completely proper. I need to be clear, there’s a large market for mainly web connectivity from space. A Morgan Stanley says that that market may very well be as massive as $400 billion by the yr 2040. That means there’s a lot of alternative there.

It additionally implies that we now have to do two issues. Number one, we now have to be secure in space. And so, we have to make it possible for the United States authorities, via its regulators, the FCC, and additionally members of Congress have to get energetic right here and begin saying, what do we have to do to be secure? And we have to make it possible for there’s entry to low Earth orbit for a whole lot of completely different firms.

We must make it possible for there’s competitors. I’ve at all times mentioned the one factor worse than a authorities monopoly is a personal monopoly that the federal government is beholden to. And so, we now have to forestall that from occurring for anyone. We want competitors within the market. But there’s a whole lot of alternative right here for a whole lot of completely different firms to supply web broadband from space. And I feel that is going to be good, not simply for the United States of America, however lifting individuals out of poverty, offering schooling all world wide. Mobile Banking, for instance, telemedicine.

Remember, 50 p.c of the world is not related proper now. So, after we can begin connecting individuals, it’ll be transformational in a constructive method. And I’m very enthusiastic about it. There’s a lot of room for everyone, however we now have to do the precise issues from a authorities perspective.

FISHER: Who do you suppose is successful that little struggle proper now SpaceX or Blue Origin?

BRIDENSTINE: Well, actually SpaceX is launching extra stuff into space proper now. But I’ll inform you, I lately joined the board of administrators of an organization referred to as Viasat. I feel they’ve the — in all probability probably the most distinctive and the perfect mental property to really, you realize, present extra throughput, extra bandwidth at a lesser value.

So, there’s alternative right here for a whole lot of completely different firms. And over time, we’ll see what occurs. But competitors is an efficient factor. We want to make sure that it stays there. And we have to make it possible for space is secure.

FISHER: Jim, I bought about 30 seconds, however actually fast, weigh in on China launching the primary module of its space station this week and Russia leaving the U.S. space station to begin its personal.

BRIDENSTINE: So essential. This is critically essential. Every American must hearken to this. The International Space Station, we celebrated 20 years of its energetic service in November of final yr. We must make it possible for with regards to the top of its helpful life, there’s a substitute. We want industrial space stations, possibly even a number of or perhaps a dozen or so industrial space stations.

We can not cede to China or another nation, low Earth orbit. And NASA needs to be on the forefront of this, and we’d like Congress to fund it.

FISHER: Jim, I bought to go away it there. Thank you a lot. You’ve been my favourite section of the week. Really admire it. Have an ideal evening and weekend.


FISHER: And for all of you, it has been such a pleasure to fill in for Shannon Bream all week lengthy. I’ve had a beautiful time however don’t be concerned your lady, Shannon Bream, she shall be again on Monday. And I’m Kristin Fisher stay in Washington. Good evening.


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