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this is cnn tonight. i'm don lemon. lots to talk about on two big stories. the prognosis for repeal and replace getting worse. the senate gop bill in danger with mitch mcconnell painted into a corner and forced to debate after the july fourth recess. and mean when i will president trump meeting with republican senators at the white house in an effort to salvage one of his biggest campaign promises. let's get to cnn jim sciutto first with the latest on the russian investigation. what is the white house doing to make sure the russians don't hack and meddle with our democracy again? >> the simplest answer is we don't know exactly. the questions been asked if not answered in full. one thing i will say is i asked
the same question up on capitol hill, republicans and democrats, what congress is doing, and this issue is such a partisan divide. but on that question republicans and democrats tell me almost unanimously not enough is being done. as you know, the senate passed a bill a short time ago imposing new sanctions on russia. that's on punitive actions against russia. and the real question is on protective actions. what is the country going to do to prevent the next attack? and on that point i hear a really bipartisan sense of urgency not enough is being done now. going forward, in this election no evidence that russia interfered in the election. but they have done probing attacks. >> james comey testified the
president asked about the flynn investigation and quote the cloud over him. >> well, that answer stood out, i think, to a lot of us james comey there saying he got multiple calls about the flynn investigation but was not asked about where the fbi was into russian hacking into the u.s. eleck. and again, that's something i hear from republicans and democrats, it's a question mark. the president recently has been more public to say, yes, he believes it's more likely russia did carry out the hacking because you remember during the campaign and after the election he's raised doubts about the communities high confidence assessment. so at least on who did it, the president seems to have become more forceful in his public statements. and we do hear in his intelligence briefings that the president is engaged when he is being briefed on the intelligence to back up the
assessment. what's being done, though, that remains in question. >> today we learned that long trump associate roger stone will testify before the house intelligence committee next month. he released a statement to cnn. i'm confident podesta most likely repeated his lie that i knew in advance about the hacking of his e-mail. i believe it is more important to resolve the question of russian collusion with the trump campaign, which i believe is nonexi nonexistent. >> roger stone's public statements on this were in the documentary. they aired on television, and he in his public statements said he was in contact with julian assange in his tweets and other statements. and he more than hinted he had
advance knowledge. one of his tweets saying hillary clinton is finished came just before one of those massive wikileaks dumps. so the public record contradicts roger stone's own statement there, denying he had any knowledge and frankly accusing john podesta of lying about it. when in fact roger stone's statements are out there for the world to see. >> jim sciutto, thank you. leader mitch mcconnell postpones the vote until after the july fourth recess. president trump inviting centers to the field to try to hammer out a deal. >> we're going to talk, see what we can do. we're getting very close. we have to have health care. and it can't be obamacare which is melting done. the other side is saying all sorts of things before they even knew what the bill was. this would be great if we get it done, and if we don't get it
done, it's going to be something we're not going to like. and it's okay. i understand that very well. >> senator, thank you so much for joining us. you were in the meeting with the president today. what concerns did the senators raise? >> they raised a lot of different issues. making sure we're taking care of people who can't take care of themselves, and making sure the plan we lay out will last long-term. we want to make sure the individual and the markets are healthy. we've got a lot of people that have been committed to buying insurance in a very expensive market, and they've had help with tax subsidies and so forth. and we can't simply let them go. we've got to be able to
transition through this time period. and when we do that, that means we've got to help those markets become more competitive. that means getting actions, having states become more involved in medicaid, which is lot of people know is only partially paid by state and local governments. >> let me ask you then because you had some sticking points. one-of your biggest sticking points -- maybe the question is did this meeting get you any closer to a yes vote? >> i think there were a lot of issues that were discussed. a couple i care about is you've got to be able to provide people an incentive and they've got to feel comfortable they can actually afford it. in addition to that the group insurance market which is the most effective way to deliver insurance today, we've got to
allow people to get into that market. right now under obamacare if you have an employee that is covered by a group plan, by his employer, in many cases the employer will pay part of that employee's plans, but a lot of people don't pay for those dependents. well, those dependents since they don't get anything from the employer, when they look at those group rates, they can't afford it. >> senator, can we move forward because i want people to know if there was anything that was said in the meeting or accomplished in the meeting that gets you closer to a yes vote on this particular bill the. >> i think the fact it is negotiable right now, and i think we can negotiate. i think when leader mcconnell was able to actually score this, find out where the dollars are actually at, and those are tools now that they can start to
address the concerns in both rural states and urban states. so in that regard, i thought he made the right move. >> okay, and that helps you? >> there were tax reductions that were made. some of those tax reductions may very well be on the table. because if you keep some in place, you can supplement -- >> we just played the president public remarks to you all. what do you think he meant by that last line, it's going to be something we're not going to like and that's okay. what do you think he meant by that? >> well, i think the concern we've got is if we don't get something done and we lose elections and the demes are coming back in, a lot of those folks really want to go to a single payer system. and that's really not something we want to do. private payer systems are not competitive, and they do not provide the services that
americans expect or deserve. >> it's been reported, and you can tell me if this is correct, that some senators expressed concern about the pro-trump group of america, first, their digital and tv ads which have been targeting dean heller. are you one of the senators who thinks that was a bad idea? >> dean is very valued member of our conference. and no one appreciated those attacks made against him. we'll make a better bill, make a better program if everybody can kpregs those concerns. he was very honest in his concerns, and that will add value to this discussion. and i think that came out during the meeting with the president. the president was very supportive. >> are you happy it's going to be delayed until at least after this holiday so you can think about it work?
>> i had recommended earlier that we should take a break so first of all we can get our proposal scored. i've got some amendments i'd like to see tried, but it was going to take several weeks to get cbo to score them. i said earlier group insurance has got to be competitive. those individuals who right now can't get a tax subsidy in a group plan, i think we have to explore that. that makes the group insurance stronger and makes for people that might be going without insurance. >> senator mike rounds, i appreciate it. senator, good to have you on. at one point you and your colleague both expressed willingness to work with republicans on fixing obamacare, even repeal and replace but you can't support this bill. what changed for you? >> this is a bad bill. this is horrible bill. strips health care away from 22
million americans, 77,000 montanaens. it doesn't address pre-existing conditions. this is what happens when you craft a bill in secrecy without public input. and it's what's happens. and so the process should be that we go through the regular committee process and draft a bill at least to american people makes health care more aaccessible and affordable for everyone. i would tell him it doesn't live up to any of his campaign prapromises. he talks about not messing around with medicaid or medicare or any of that stuff. and that's exactly correct. and if he'd lived up his campaign promises, we'd lee
looking at a different bill right now. >> tenter mitch mcconnell said this tonight. i want you to listen. >> it'll be dealt with in one of two ways. either republicans will agree and change the status quo, or the markets will continue to collapse and we'll have to sit down with senator schumer. and my suspicion is any negotiation with the democrats would include none of the reforms that we would like to make. >> senator chester, do you agree with that? what do you think republicans and democrats can agree on, if anything? >> well, look, don, it's no secret washington is broken. people aren't communicating like they should. and i think there's a real opportunity after we get past this bill because i think this bill is going to come up again sometime in july, but put this bill to bed because it's a bad bill. and then let's start working on a bill that makes sure we're not
throwing people off like the working poor, we're addressing pre-existing condition, the life caps. and then less also work to make sure premiums are affordable for folks that aren't getting those premium subsidies. and i will tell you that if senator mcconnell would come into negotiations and say this is what we're willing to do, i think he'd have a bunch of democrats willing to work with him. >> you also held a facebook live event as i recall. what are you telling them? what are your constituents telling you and what are you telling them? >> i've had people worried. i live in a rural state, and a lot of these small lpts say if it's not paid for, that becomes
charity care. and they don't have the margins to absorb them. and they said point-blank they'd either change the way they have health care or they'd close their doors. it's not something anybody should accept. i offered to president some time ago my ideas on health care and did not get a response. nonetheless, we're still in this process. and i think if we're able to work together in a bipartisan way and really work together i think we could get something that will work for america. and i think that's critically important. i think senator rounds said everything is negotiable, and i think that's a great first step. >> senator jon tester, thank you. >> thank you, don. >> when we come back much more on the senate delaying their vote on the health care plan.
president trump says a bill to replace obamacare is getting very close but senate republicans put off a vote until after the july fourth recess. let's discuss now. scott jennings is here a former special assistant to president george w. bush. doug high and peter biner. good to see all of you. president trump blaming democrats for today's stall health care vote. here's what he tweeted. and a failed expensive and dangerous obamacare, the republican senators are working hard. is he forgetting it's republicans saying no to this bill? >> well, it is true and democrats aren't interested in helping legislation that otherwise fixes obamacare. they're content with the status quo and right now it's not working because premiums are going up, the health insurance market is collapsing and they're
clinging to this old system because they want to see the republicans fail. the republicans are trying to tackle a complex issue, and they're not across the line yet either. so it's a complicated matter. it would be great if the democrats would try to help fix this mess that obamacare left behind. >> democrats have said they would like to fix obamacare. they don't want to repeal and replace it. >> chuck schumer said he would work with the republicans on these conditions. that they stop trying to repeal obamacare and if they relinquish their princeples they ran on for the last seven years. i don't think the republican party is prepared to or should relinquish the principals on which they ran and got elected. that's a crazy demand to say everything you ran on, give up on that and we'll work on you. it's a little ridiculous. >> i keep coming back to this question. was it a mistake to rush this bill behind closed doors?
>> i think senator mcconnell was hoping to get to this place where everybody would have a chance to hopefully improve it and get it across the line this week. it obviously didn't happen but i wouldn't call it a mistake to try to have an ambishing goal. obviously they can come back and try again. he played the clip earlier. we're either going to try to pass a bill and change what's happening which is not acceptable to the american people or we're going to leave the status quo in place. the health insurance market is going to continue to collapse. premiums are going to keep going up and folks aren't going to be happy with that either. so my suspicion is eventually circumstances are going to over take us and the congress is going to have to act because right now what people have is not working. >> do you want to respond to that, nina? >> oh, absolutely. i think scott is being mellow dramatic there.
i mean the republicans had seven years to get a plan that would work for the american people. so whether we're calling it obamacare or trump care the bottom line is the american people are trying to fig -- so whether it's the house version of the bill which president trump called mean or the current senate version which is not much better or i can point the fingers at legislatures in california where democrats control everything and refused to push medicare for all. so the bottom line comes down to this who cares about the american peep snl there was a washington post article where the author pointed out if president ronald regan were alive, he would fix this. that it wouldn't be about the money, that it would be about the people. it had to be about saving lives and as my governor, john kasich pointed out, president ronald regan expanded medicaid five times so we need to be on the side of the american people. >> we had ronald regan's son on
and had a similar conversation with him. so you're all too familiar with wrangling votes and so on. moderate senators like susan cob want to proceed slowly while conservatives like ted cruz want a full repeal, will more time help or will it hurt? >> well, i think the smart thing to do with what mitch mcconnell did was to pull the bill. you mentioned votes losing on the floor. i can tell you from my experience there's nothing nor d disterous or embarrassing. embarrassing yourself today slightly is a whole lot better than a total failure, which is what losing a bill on the floor would be. and as republicans continue to be divided whether you're talking about collins or cruz are on the house of representatives where they continue to have serious
divides, stepping back and trying to find the better process forward is what's going to be good for mitch mcconnell and other republicans going forward. >> i want you to take a look at this. flanking president trump in the health care meeting. does that give you any indication, doug, where the president wants this bill to go? >> not really. you actually had dean heller right there, un one of the centers. whether it was on the bush tax cuts expiring, that's why we have a republican white house now. and so donald trump needs to work with these members and if he doesn't have the credibility, mike pence certainly does. it's important to really dig in and move this forward if it's going to have a chance at all. >> i'm not sure if you saw the white house press briefing today. and the deputy press secretary was asked about the president's feelings about the senate bill.
if you didn't see it, we'll play it and then we'll talk about it. here it is. you said the house bill was too mean. does he believe that the senate bill is less mean, as mean, more mean? what does he think? >> i honestly haven't asked him whether or not he thinks the senate bill, the mood of it. but i'll check on that and get back to you. >> so sarah huckabee-sanders didn't have that answer. what do you think senators are going to hear when they head back for their fourth of july break? >> i think what americans need to understand is it's built on two massive lies. the first is the lie that exchanges are collapsing. in fact the congressional budget office report on the house bill said they're not collapsing. yes, they're in better shape in some states than others but they're not collapsing. the second lie is that the republican bill would improve
the exchanges. the most important thing the republican bill does is it massively cuts medicaid funding which would push millions off medicaid. that has nothing to do with the exchanges whatsoever. it's a massive bait and switch. you have a republican leadership, which has always been hostile to the notion of medicaid and is using the trumped up claim that the exchanges are collapsing as a way to do something they've been wanting to do for decades, which is reduce spending on medicaid because they don't like the idea that people get their health care through government. i think what's good is that the american people in a visceral sense have recognized this and have put a lot of pressure on their senators, which is why mitch mcconnell so far has failed. >> i want to talk to you about this ad that was put out by this pro-trump group. and it was pro-trump super pack. nevada -- president trump lost
nevada. i'm wondering if that was the right thing to do or if it just ticked off a whole lot of senators and they should have never done it. >> it's a lot different dynamic in the senate than the house. i actually thought during the house negotiations some tactics like that might be useful in the freedom caucus. and paul ryan has a little bit more cushion to work with than mcconnell does in the senate. heller's not really all that big of a moderate. he's a pretty conservative guy. he once voted for full repeal of obamacare in the house. >> do you think that's the right thing do do considering the long-term strategy that republicans like to keep that seat? >> i was getting there. no. it probably wasn't the right thing to do this week and mcconnell's operation expressed they hope that doesn't happen again and i think i read that the super pack has pulled the ad. so i don't think that tactic is going to be in play moving
forward. i think in order to get this done mcconnell, trump, pence, the leadership, they're going to have to find a way to pull in the dean hellers of the world. because it appears susan conal may not be gettable. they're going to have to find a way to bring him onboard, and if running ads against him is not a tactic that's work, they need to find another way. >> stick with me. when we come back the congressman who says the rent is too damn high for politicians. why he wants law makers to get an extra $2500 a month for housing. it's a good thing we brought the tablets huh?
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back now with my panel. peter biner, i so rudely interrupted you. you wanted to respond to something scott was saying. >> yeah. i was going to say that one of the really key things to notice with senator heller and senator portman in ohio has been the role of republican governors who have taken this medicaid money. i think they're some of the heroes of this story. they have put ideology aside and recognize that the medicaid money is proving really vital to their people, especially states like ohio who are being racked pie the opioid crisis. and he's got a popular governor in his own state who's saying it will have a devastating effect on people in nevada. and those republican governors
are a big part of had reason so far mcconnell has failed. >> i want to talk about congressman chaffetz, soon to be not congressman is suggesting that they receive a housing stipend because many live out of their offices. do you think that should be priority, nina? >> good god. how privileged are you to ask the taxpayers for a stipend. how about let's put subsidies, put medicaid subsidies so that elders in nursing homes can stay in those nursing homes. i mean it's ridiculous in every way and it really proves that the alete in washington, d.c. are very out of touch with every day americans. i mean since 1980 most americans, the bottom 90% have
not seen an increase in their wages, a lot of folks don't even have houses. let's put that money into helping the residents of flint get clean water. that's an idea. >> by the way he's retiring at the end of the week, so he wouldn't benefit from this. chaffetz said in part quote you shouldn't have to be among the wealthiest of americans to serve properly in congress." leadership receives slightly more than that. most americans, though, live on far, far less. do you think chaffetz is tone cef or do you agree with him? >> i think his larger part about wanting a broader community to run for office is a good one but not sympathetic. we saw the same thing when a democrat from virginia who was also retiring asked for more money. i can tell you having walked around at around 7:00 in the morning, it can get pretty rank with all the members coming out of bed staying in their offices but this probably isn't the way to do it. >> i'm sure, doug, they don't
appreciate that. >> i'm not saying who. >> and they do go to the gym in the morning, i here. >> absolutely. >> chaffetz says this is going to cost taxpayers less because then he wouldn't fly to utah as often. does he have a point, peter? >> if the government's priorities were not so out of whack in so many other ways, if we didn't have a congress that was trying to hurt the weakest of americans in order to create, you know, huge tax breaks for the very rich, then i think you could have a conversation about this. i think it's the -- chaffetz' point about wanting to make congress not be composed of millionaires is an important point. in this context, when this administration is doing things that would hurt ordinary
americans, poor americans, so badly, you just can't expect americans to have any time for this kind of conversation. >> because here's the thing. i'm going to do quick math. $2500 a month equals -- 435 representatives, 100 senators, 5 delegates, 1 resident commissioner, which amounts to about $16 million. that's a lot of dough. >> yeah, this is not the right political environment to be bringing this up. it's an argument that only a retiring member of congress can love. i don't want to give these people any money to live in washington because i don't want them to be there as much as they are right now. we need them out of washington and back in their districts to hear from their people. i am sympathetic to the idea that we need them to be more sympathetic. >> i said quick, but i do give
you points for wearing the lemon tie tonight. scott, i appreciate that. everybody else is in trouble. next time take a cue from scott. thank you all. i appreciate it it. when we come back what this fight could mean on the fight against opioid. a fight the president and his party have sworn to win. but are they leaving americans alone on the batfield? a former marine who is is recovery addict and recovery specialist speaks out next.
gop leader mitch mcconnell has postponed a vote on a new health care bill until after the fourth of july recess. many republicans deeply concerned about its impact on folks at home battling opiods. and to discuss, john broegen a chief recovery specialist with lifeline recovery support services and former member of the marine corps. thank you for your service. i appreciate you joining. let me ask you about this health care bill. you're a recovering addict. you work with addict every single day. you try to help them recover.
what will the impact of this senate bill have on addiction treatment? >> well, it's going to compound the problem. medicare already doesn't treat what's wrong with this issue. so you're going to take that away. the very little that it may treat or may reimburse, in certain states, you're ghost to wipe it out. when you have an epidemic like this wiping out an entire generation, kids turning themselves into the police station looking for help that are over medicated on things like methadone, it's going to be dangerous. it's scary. >> i wonder if it's hard for you to sit and watch all the rhetoric out of washington and people on television, the pundits and all of that about this bill. what do you say to them? >> one of your former colleagues that you had on before was speaking and he was saying there's no input from what's
going on in the ground. they're not listening to the people. there's a whole generation of kids dying right in front of their eyes. what are you leaving behind? look and listen. you don't have to go very far. >> what's needed? >> there's a lot needed. there's partnerships out there through the it prosecutors office with places like sunrise detox and a bench mark in texas and we have northeast addictions in boston. these are facilities working together that are giving scholarships to what medicaid should pay for to let them come into their facilities for free to show how these kids can get treated in the right way. and they are. there are success stories. there's just not enough of them. >> this is what he writes in the new york times. this over dose problem is staggering, he says. "about as many americans are expected to die this year of drug over doses as died in the vietnam, iraq and afghanistan
wars combined." how do you describe to people not in the trenches that this is a national emergency, national crisis? >> that's putting it lightly. when you look at the fact that last year at this time just in ocean and monmouth county, we were probably around 150 to 180 over dose nark reversal cars we had serviced in the emergency room. this year at about the same time with people suffering, turning themselves into a police station, we're up around 200 people. that's people looking for help, people that usually have law enforcement issues, turning themselves into a police station. you think about the psyche of that. and that's just what you see on the surface. like the prosecutor always says they get deeper and deeper and deeper and it's destroying
families and kids everywhere. >> this is kellyanne conway on what it takes to beat addiction. >> pouring money into the problem is not the only answer. we have to get serious about infacility treatment and recovery. >> it takes money. >> and it takes a four letter word called will. a focus that includes money but it also includes understanding the difference between just interdiction and prevention and recovery and treatment. we have a lot more success stories now. even though no state has been spared and a demographic group has been untouched. george, money alone hasn't solved this problem. obamacare spend a guzilian dollars and where are we? >> is she suggesting it's more personal strength than disease? >> it's exactly the opposite. we don't want to be feeling like this and doing these things. that's an ignorant statement that she's making and it is about money but you have to give it to the right people that can utilize that money to help them. there's got to be
accountability. there's never been accountability for these treatment centers. put a panel together and treat them like we're already doing. it's just got to be done on a national level. >> i was watching gary tuchman tonight. he was on my colleague, anderson cooper's show. they were talking about this guy i think had over dosed a couple times. let's listen to joey. >> as soon as i walked in, i pulled the iv out and walked out of the hospital, went home. >> and got addicted to what? >> heroin. i don't want to do this anymore. i don't want to die. i have a kid. i have a woman that loves me, a family that loves me unconditionally but will not sit by and watch me kill myself because that's all i'm doing, just killing myself slowly without putting a gun to my head. >> it's not just you want to but you can't. >> well, this is the genius what
governor christie and these guys are visionaries in going out and they put a recovery coach in the emergency room. they're the first ever to do it to reach someone like that, to stop them from pulling the iv out, but that's one -- the first phase. that's where the medicaid can come in with reimbursement. but they don't reimburse to pay for that treatment, how are they going to do it? always thank you. a pleasure. >> this is for your organization. for anyone who wants more information. lifeline recovery support services, lifeline recovery support services. 1888-520-0040. when we come back the shocking video of tennis star james blake being tackled by a police officer leading to a contentious lawsuit. but blake has settled what could have been a lucrative claim in
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as a suspect by an nypd officer. then this happened. it had all the markings of a lucrative lawsuit but he took a different route. james blake joins me now. the author of "ways of grace." i can't wait to read it. you have been determined to make a difference. when it first happened you spoke to me and you said you wanted to make a difference. you didn't want to make money off this. you wanted to make a difference. you settled your claim with the new york city police department in exchange for a fellowship in your name that will investigate police misconduct. why did you do this? what went into the decision? >> it sort of took shape immediately after the incident when i spoke to my wife. i wanted to brush this under the rug. i was still in shock and didn't want to talk about it. didn't want to think about it.
growing up as an athlete, a guy, you want to be tough. as soon as she said, what if this had happened to me it made me realize, i need to say something. i don't want this to happen to anyone that i love or care about or anyone that doesn't have a voice or the platform that i have to say this shouldn't have happened to anyone. this is wrong. i'm fortunate enough to not need to line my pockets with taxpayer money so i want to do something that's going to make a difference. >> you spoke to bill bratton immediately and told him you wanted to do something. he came on and talked about you and commended you as well and apologized for what happened. in the past week we've seen several cases of police officers being acquitted. the minnesota officer who shot and killed philando castile during a traffic stop. a milwaukee police officer who fatally shot cybill smith last august. ohio jury deadlocked in the trial of a police officer who shot samuel dibos. do you believe justice is being done when you see what i read here? >> it's shocking. it's tragic.
it's something that is really sad. i can't speak to the exact specifics of all of those but the numbers of over 10,000 deaths at the hands of police officers and only 11 convictions. there's something that could be amiss there. there's clearly times when people act in the wrong manner, and police officers are human, too. there are times when they need to use lethal force. there are times they are in danger and in harm's way. but it seems a little -- the numbers don't seem to match up. they do make mistakes and need to be held accountable for those mistakes. i don't know if officers are often held accountable. there can be some sort of change. and there can be some sort of discussion. this discussion can start to help with police misconduct cases and getting them to full term. over 50% last year weren't seen until the end. >> it goes without saying. you aren't indicting every officer. there are good officers but officers, like any other profession, officers make mistakes. and to your last point because you write about it in your book "ways of grace."
i want to read this and then get your response. think of all the people minding their own business and found themselves unfairly and unjustly detained, harassed, treated, embarrassed or worse. i can't imagine how many times a case of mistaken identity, of being in the wrong place at the wrong time or worse, a case of racial profiling or chris crimination could and has happened. explain that. because that's what happened to you, and the video shows that. >> yeah, and what was shocking to me is there was no report filed. if i didn't go to the press, and i feel like i'm calm, cool and collected and i didn't have the wherewithal to get the badge numbers. if i didn't go to the press, their superior officers would have no idea what's going on. they made a statement before there was knowledge of the video that they weren't sure if i was -- if there was excessive force used and i wasn't in handcuffs and the whole encounter took less than two minutes. that's what they told their superior officers so there's no incident really to report. i don't blame them. they should believe their
sergeants or lieutenants, whoever they're dealing with, the arresting officers. but when they're not telling the truth, they need to be held accountable for lying to their superior officers. >> i've got to ask you about another subject. it has to do with tennis. this is john mcenroe claiming serena williams would struggle on the men's tennis circle. he said serena would be 700 in the world if she played on the men's tour. serena fired back and said -- >> i loved her response, too. >> dear, john. i adore and respect you but please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based. i've never played anyone ranked there, nor do i have time. respect me and my privacy as i'm trying to have a baby. good day, sir. >> i think that's the most plight way to say keep my name out your mouth. that's so fantastic. i don't know why we have these discussions. no reason to compare. it's different gender, different sports. she's the greatest of all time, and i think it's -- she's
bording on the greatest of all-time athlete. her name should be in the conversation with michael jordan and muhammad ali and babe ruth and talking about the greatest of all time. i don't know why we need to start making qualifiers of what she would do. it's like comparing lebron james but he can't beat lydia co in golf. it's not the same thing. >> her response was amazing. she said something else, but i can't say it on television. "ways of grace." thank you. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> we appreciate what you're doing. we appreciate what you're doing. thanks for watching. i'll see you right back here tomorrow.
big complicated subject. we're still optimistic we're going to get there. >> the evolving republican strategy to pass a health care bill takes another turn. they're working on big changes after calling off a vote. can they strike a balance to find enough support to get the bill through? good morning and welcome to early start. >> it's going to be a heavy lift getting through. it's wednesday, june 28th for you in the east and a new game plan on health care for senate republicans. one postpone a vote on a bill