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this is a fox news alert. authorities in southwestern oregon are reporting at least 13 fatalities tonight from a shooting rampage at a community college. the shooter is also dead. umpqua college is in roseburg, about 180 miles south of portland. let's go live to trace gallagher in our west coast news room for the latest. >> the shooting happened after 10:30 west coast time. 18-year-old kortney moore, a student inside snyder hall where we believe the shooting was confined, said a bullet pierced a window, hitting her teacher and the shooter walked in, saying state your religion and apparently opened fire. the fire department reports all
of the fatalities were inside the classroom. but some students report that some victims made it out. and scrambled to other areas. police arrived on scene minutes later. confronting the shooter. though at this hour it remains unclear where exactly he was in relation to the shooting scene. they exchanged gunfire, the shooter was killed. oregon governor kate brown confirms the shooter was a 20-year-old male, but the motive remains unclear. although sometime prior to the shooting, someone anonymously posted a warning online that said quoting don't go to school tomorrow in the northwest. it's unclear exactly who posted that comment. authorities were asked about that, and they refused to talk about it. the death toll is also uncertain. the oregon attorney general says 13. but others have said it could range anywhere from seven to 17. bomb squad, canine unit still on scene at the college going car to car in the parking lot, checking for explosives. a warrant has now reportedly been secured for the shooter's
home as police continue looking for more evidence. here's a student who describes what she heard. listen. >> i looked out the window, and there was a couple of girls running like sprinting away from the building and then i hear screaming after the first gunshot. and then i look out and i saw the people running and i said to the teacher, we need to get out of here right now. then we heard the second and third gunshots. >> moments ago, doctors at a nearby hospital say some victims are still in surgery at this hour. the extent of their injuries unknown. the exact number of wounded is fluctuating, between 15 and 20. fbi, alcohol, tobacco and firearms are still on scene. families with students who attend umpqua college are still trying to contact their loved ones. brett? >> and that's all we know about this shooter. what we heard in the 20s. we don't have any other information. the shorts are not releasing
anything. >> there's no information at all about the shooter, except that he was a 20-year-old male we don't know exactly what happened outside the classroom. there were initial reports from the fire department that he was outside the classroom shooting in and then as we just talked about. there was the student who said he walked in the classroom saying state your religion before he opened fire. as for motive, threat, we've got nothing at all. brett, we haven't even gotten an exact death toll. some four hours after the shooting or an exact number of injuries and their extent. different agencies have different number so we've been kind of staying away from exact death tolls at this time. but anything about the shooter. anything about the motive, and the exact death toll at this hour remains very unclear. we'll head back for any breaking details. weaver waiting for president obama to make a statement in the white house briefing room. in about 17 minutes. we will take you there live for
president obama commenting on this shooting. now to the situation in syria. apparently the whole deconfliction thing not taking right away. despite assurances from president obama's top diplomat promising dialogue about russian forces bombing syria, it appears vladimir putin is continuing to brazenly go after syrian rebels with no concern about american repercussions. fox team coverage, kevin cork is at the white house with increasing sense of perilization and possibly humiliation that many are projecting on president obama. but we begin with correspondent doug mcelway and the latest on the russian attacks. >> a day after the united states was surprised by russian air attacks against syrian rebels, confusion reigned over the scope of president putin's latest gamble. russia says its planes conducted 20 sorties and hit four isis targets overnight. but another report says there was no results that showed they hit any isis targets.
>> they're not striking any targets in and controlled by isil. that is a concern for us. >> reports from inside syria suggest civilians were hit in russian attacks, putin denied it. >> i would like to direct your attention to the fact that first information that there were casualtying among civilians were published before our planes took off. russian planes targeted the nusra front, an al qaeda-aligned rebel group as well as a camp of u.s.-backed rebels. asked if the the u.s. would protect the rebel group. the pentagon was evasive. >> you're talking a hypothetical situation. i think you should take our answers right now as not wanting to venture into hypothetical situations. >> in march, secretary of defense ash carter indicated u.s. had a duty to protect u.s.-backed rebels. >> we will have some obligation to support them after they're trained. >> adding to the u.s.'s dilemma, new iranian ground troops have
arrived in syria, to supplement russian air attacks, that air rival comes two months after an iranian commander violated a u.n. travel ban to moscow and sealed a joint military plan with putin. the russian build-up of forces with syria began days after sulamani's visit. iraq, yemen and lebanon, critics say in the absence of u.s. leadership. >> vladimir putin is exploiting the fact that the president of the united states and american leadership is not going to acknowledge intentions. >> putin's chief of staff denied russia has any intentions beyond syria. >> translator: we are talking about syria specifically. we are not talking about the pursuit of some political goals or ambitions. >> but today, iraqi prime minister abatti said he wos would welcome air strikes against isis in his country.
brett? >> doug mcelway live at the pentagon. >> the obama administration is doing everything it can to spin the russia situation as nothing more than a misunderstanding between friends. many other foreign policy experts say it is a blatant sign of vladimir putin's contempt for an american leader he perceives is weak. correspondent kevin cork has the latest from the white house. >> on a day when russian aircraft took to the skies over syria. half a world away in washington, the white house was ramping up its criticism of moscow. >> this highlights the fundamental contradiction in russia's strategy, they're supporting a regime that is either unwilling or unable to carry out strikes against isil and they're supporting that regime by taking strikes in areas where isil forces are not likely operating. >> but even as the administration's frustration with the kremlin boiled over, it's the president's strategy for the reason that's facing renewed criticism. >> the russians will begin to
fly combat missions in that region. not just targeting isis but in order to prop up assad. >> that was gop presidential candidate and florida senator marco rubio. two weeks ago. his prediction not only came true, it's reflective of the feeling of many on capitol hill that the obama doctrine is failing and they point to the instability in syria as the latest example. >> three years ago president obama's opponent suggested that russia might be our chief geopolitical threat. president obama's response was to chuckle and say the 1980s called and wanted their foreign policy back. unfortunately the 1930s are calling president obama and they want their foreign policy back. >> what's left is how the pentagon plans to implement the president's broader strategy for the reason. while the kremlin is forming its own regional collective. asked if russia plans to join the u.s. coalition to fight against isis, russian foreign minister sergei lavrov suggested they'll pass. >> we cannot be part of the coalition, which operates without the security council mandate and without the request
from one of the countries. on whose territories they operate. >> a shot across the bow at america's strategy to operate in syria without the approval of syrian president bashar al anwh leader of america's strongest ally in the region, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu addressed the assembly. while u.s. ambassador samantha power was not there, called out it a video conference with president obama. netanyahu scolded world leaders for not standing up for his tiny nation despite repeated threats of annihilation from iran. >> the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here, has been -- absolutely nothing. utter silence. deafening silence. a powerful declaration and that steely glare lasted 45 seconds. it was quite a moment today in new york.
white house officials, brett, refused to give themselves a letter grade on the success of their middle east policy. though they did say they were disappointed, despite some areas of progress. >> kevin corke live on the north lawn. we'll be heading back to the white house as president obama issue as statement in the white house briefing room about the shooting in roseburg, oregon. the afghan government says it has retaken the city of kunduz. the taliban, which captured stit with a surprise attack monday, says its flag is still flying there. afghan forces have been aided by u.s.-led coalition air strikes. and some soldiers. the escalation of the fighting in the middle east comes as president obama threatens to veto a defense funding bill that gives him the spending increases he has asked for. the house easily passed the $612 billion measure today. the president says, he will veto the measure because it busts spending caps imposed by sequestration. still ahead, house majority
leader and process spektdive house speaker kevin mccarthy back in studio reacting to the uproar about his comments about hillary clinton and the benghazi select committee. >> i don't want to make the harm benghazi committee in any way, because it's not political. >> "special report" exclusive coming up later. when we return the latest on the clinton scandal and how bernie sanders is sneaking up on her in the fundraising game. here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering. a lot of them are covering the same story. a live look at miami from our affiliate wsvn. the big story there and a lot of places along the east coast, preparations for hurricane joaquin. the storm is now a category 4 hurricane. very powerful. it's roaring through the eastern bahamas. we'll have a live report on the storm later. a live look outside the beltway at "special report." back inside the beltway. looking live at the white house,
we're awaiting president obama live from the white house in just a bit, first, hillary clinton is going after house republicans investigating her email issues. it comes as the candidate is still raking in campaign donations, but not enough to escape an unexpectedly fierce challenge from her left. chief white house correspondent ed henry has the story tonight. >> hillary clinton is feeling the burn, checkmated by democratic senator socialist bernie sanders on fundraising, from july to september clintoned raised a record $28 million. yet sanders nearly matched that with $26 million. despite holding just five fundraisers, compared to clinton's 58. so clinton is burning more cash
on overhead. repeat of 2008 when her supposed money advantage over then-senator barack obama evaporated. >> sanders is shattering records, too. reaching at least one million online contributions months ahead of when obama did. and now one of the president's top advisers, valerie jarrett is raising more doubts about clinton's email. >> weren't there guidelines from the white house to all cabinet secretaries? >> well, yes there were. yeah. absolutely. we feel obviously we wanted to make sure that we preserve all government records and so there was guidance given that government business should be done on government emails. if you did use a private email it should be turned over. that's what she's doing. >> clinton did turn over work-relate he'd mail. state department official tells fox the grand total of emails with classified information has now reached 403. >> there is no classified material. >> clinton insists they were not marked classified and downplays
the risks to her server. yet fbi director james comey confirms his investigation is probing the server's security after it was revealed that russia-linked hackers attempted to break into clinton's server by trying to get her to click on links to fake parking tickets. clinton tried to keep the focus on comments by house leader kevin mccarthy. >> it's nothing more than a taxpayer-funded republican hit job using deaths of four americans as a front. >> yet some top democrats are raising major concerns. colorado governor john h hickenlooper said he's not sure if the law was broken. but if it was that would be a quote death nell to clinton. shannon bream is here to tell us how one candidate in particular is making it rain. good even evening, shannon. >> ben carson's team is
reporting that he's amassed 20 million in donations, much of it from small dollar and first-time donors. carson has continued the climb in polls while the many expected to be leading the pack, former florida jeb bush has struggled to gain traction. his one-time protege senator marco rubio continue to work closely together. bush appears to be taking off the gloves. saying this about claims that rubio offers the gop a new face and a fresh start. >> we've had a president who came in and said the same kind of thing, new and improved hope and change. and he didn't have the leadership skills to fix things in fact he's been the greatest, most divisive president in modern history. what we need is someone with proven leadership to fix things. >> meanwhile, donald trump continues to tout his skill as a nonpolitician and he's generating controversy, criticizing plans to bring thousands of syrian refugees to the u.s.
saying many don't have proper identification and could be members of isis. that's why he doesn't want them to stay. if they come that's great. if i win, they're going back and i know a lot of people say that's not nice. we can't afford to be nice. we're taking care of the whole world, we losing our shirts on everything we do. everything we do. >> like today, we did get a fundraising report from one other 2016 gop contender, senator rand paul who raised $2.5 million over the last quarter. spokesman tells fox, we're in for the long haul. >> shannon, thank you. >> this is another first alert, just into our nurse news room an american c-130 has crashed in jalalab jalalabad, afghanistan. officials would not reveal if anyone died. but he said to expect casualties. the official could not confirm
which branch of the u.s. military was flying the c-130, the air force or the marine corps, we'll stay tuned for breaking news on that. as you look live at the white house, we'll be going live to president obama. plus a special exclusive, house majority leader, prospective house speaker kevin mccarthy on his comments about hillary clinton that have provoked an onslaught of criticism. and what hurricane joaquin is doing. whether it's coming your way. but the president's statement on that shooting coming your way after this.
forever. that means there's another community stunned with grief and communities across the country forced to relive their own anguish and parents across the country who are scared because they know it might have been their families or their children. i've been to roseburg, oregon. they're really good people there. i want to thank all the first responders whose bravery likely saved some lives today. federal law enforcement has been on the scene in a supporting role and we've offered to stay and help as much as roseburg needs for as long as they need. and in the coming days we'll learn about the victims. young men and women who were studying and learning and working hard. their eyes set on the future. their dreams on what they could make of their lives. and america will wrap everyone
who is grieving with our prayers and with our love. but -- as i said just a few months ago, and i said a few months before that, and i said each time we see one of these mass shootings, our thoughts and prayers are not enough. it's not enough. it does not capture the heartache and grief and anger that we should feel. and it does nothing to prevent this carnage from being infli inflicted someplace else in america. next week or a couple months from now. we don't yet know why this individual did what he did. and it's fair to say that
anybody who does this has a sickness in their minds. regardless of what they think their motivations may be. but we are not the only country on earth that has people with mental illnesses who want to do harm to other people. we are the only advanced country on earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings, every few months. earlier this year, i answered a question in an interview by saying the united states of america is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws, even in the face of repeated mass killings. and later that day there was a
mass shooting at a movie theater in lafayette, louisiana. that day. somehow this has become routine. the reporting is routine. my response here at this podium ends up being routine. the conversation in the aftermath of it. we've become numb to this. we talked about this after columbine and blacksburg, after tucson, after newtown, after aurora, after charleston. it cannot be this easy for somebody who wants to inflict harm on other people, to get his or her hands on a gun. and what's become routine of course is the response of those who oppose any kind of common
sense gun legislation. right now i can imagine the press release is being cranked out. we need more guns, they'll argue. fewer gun safety laws. does anybody really believe that? there are scores of responsible gun owners in this country, they know that's not true. we know because of the polling that says that the majority of americans understand we should be changing these laws. including the majority of responsible law-abiding gun owners. there's a gun for roughly every man, woman and child in america. so how can you with a straight face make the argument that more guns will make us safer?
we know that states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths. so the notion that gun laws don't work or just will make it harder for law abiding citizens and criminals will get their guns is not borne out by the evidence. we know that in response to one mass shooting have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. friends of ours, allies of ours -- great britain, australia, countries like ours -- so we know there are ways to prevent it. and of course, what's also routine is that somebody, somewhere, will comment and say -- obama politicized this
issue. well, this is something we should politicize. it is relevant to our common life together. to the body politic. i would ask news organizations, because i won't put these facts forward. have news organizations tally up the number of americans who been killed through terrorist attacks in the last decade and the number of american who is have been killed by gun violence. and post those side by side on your news reports. this won't be information coming from me, it will be coming from you. we spend over $1 trillion and pass countless laws and devote entire agencies to preventing terrorist attacks on our soil and rightfully so.
and yet we have a congress that explicitly blocks us from even collecting data on how we could potentially reduce gun deaths. how can that be? this is a political choice that we make. to allow this to happen every few months in america. we collectively are answerable to those family who is lose their loved ones. because of our inaction. when americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer. when americans are killed in floods and hurricanes, we make communities safer. when roads run safe, we fix them. to reduce auto fatalities.
we have seat belt laws, because we know it saves lives. so the notion that gun violence is somehow different? that our freedom and our constitution prohibits any modest regulation? of how we use a deadly weapon? when there are law-abiding gun owners all across the country who could hunt and protect their families and do everything they do under such regulations? it doesn't make sense. so tonight as those of us who
are lucky enough to hug our kids a little bit closer, are thinking about the families who aren't so fortunate, i would ask the american people to think about how they can get our government to change these laws. and to save lives. and to let young people grow up. and that will require a change of politics on this issue. and it will require that the american people individually, whether are you a democrat or a republican, or an independent, when you decide to vote for somebody, are making a determination as to whether this cause of continuing death, for innocent people, should be a relevant factor in your
decision. if you think this is a problem, then you should exam yopect you elected officials to reflect your views. and i would particularly ask america's gun owners, who are using those guns properly, safely. to hunt, for sport, for protecting their families. to think about whether your views are properly being represented by the organization that suggested speaking for you. and each time this happens, i'm going do bring this up. each time this happens, i am going to say that we can
actually do something about it. but we're going to have to change our laws. and this is not something i can do by myself. i've got to have a congress and i've got to have state legislatures, and governors, who are willing to work with me on this. i hope and pray that i don't have to come out again during my tenure as president, to offer my condolences to families in these circumstances. but based on my experience as president, i can't guarantee that. and that's terrible to say. and it can change. may god bless the memories of those who were killed today. may he bring comfort to their
families. and courage to the injured as they fight their way back. and may he give us the strength to come together and find the courage to change. thank you. >> president barack obama in the white house briefing room, clearly passionate, clearly frustrated. delivering as he has before in mass shootings, a statement saying this time quote we should politicize this. saying he will be out, talking about common sense, what he says common sense gun legislation, every time something like this happens. this of course happening after a mass shooting in roseburg, oregon that left at least 13 people dead, including the shooter. all we know about the shooter is a 20-year-old gunman died in the shoot-out with police at a community college. we don't know who he is. what he was doing, what his
motives may be. how he got his gun. what gun he used. we know very little. the president taking this time, though to push again for gun legislation. saying that he is frustrated and that the american people should urge their lawmakers to do something to change the scenario. we will talk about this a little bit later. we are following a number of huge stories around the world and that will impact us here on the east coast. specifically, residents up and down the east coast. preparing for heavy rains from hurricane joaquin, soaking the bahamas and could be headed their way. correspondent phil keating is keeping an eye on the storm from miami tonight. now the strongest and most dangerous hurricane of the 2015 season, category 4 hurricane joaquin is pounding the central bahamas with 130-mile-per-hour wind and as much as 20 inches of rain. the storm is barely moving.
basically swirling in place, very bad news for the bahamas. >> there's nothing good about a slow-moving major hurricane. that is going to produce a prolonged period of extreme hurricane-force winds. torm surge and because it's not moving. continuous rainfall. >> tomorrow, joaquin is expected to change directions and begin moving north and pick up speed. and that's where it threatens almost the entire east coast. states of emergency are in effect for north carolina, virginia and new jersey and some places, bulldozers are building mountains of sand on the beach for a first line of defense. in new jersey, where hurricane sandy storm surge and winds caused about $75 billion in damage three years ago, rain and flooding from another weather system this week are the first concerns. governor chris christie is advising people not to panic, but prepare. >> we are not quite yet sure about whether this is going to be a single punch or a double
punch. there's no question there's going to be a single punch that's going to start this evening. where hurricane joaquin goes this weekend once it leaves the bahamas still remains very uncertain. >> the problem with this storm is that the models have not been in agreement we like agreement it gives us a much more confident idea of where the storm is going to go. you can still see we don't have that at all. >> soon as the national hurricane center anticipates issuing any hurricane watches for states along the east coast, is tomorrow. brett? >> phil keating in miami. we're watching that. phil, thank you. stocks today mixed ahead of tomorrow's september jobs report. the dow lost 13, the s&p 500 was up four. the nasdaq gained seven. next up. house majority leader kevin mccarthy, who wants to be the next speaker of the house. at the center of a firestorm over his comments about hillary clinton. and the benghazi select committee. he will be here on set.
the man who has been considered the front-runner to replace outgoing house speaker john bain certificate taking harsh criticism tonight from both sides of the aisle over comments about the benghazi select committee. and its purpose. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a benghazi special committee. a select committee, what are her numbers today? her numbers are dropping. >> house majority leader kevin mccarthy is here to respond to the criticism. mr. leader, thanks for being here. that was tuesday night with sean hannity. you're going to clarify that? >> well this committee was set up for one sole purpose -- to find the truth on behalf of the families of four dead americans. dy not intend to imply in any way that that work is political. of course it is not. look at wait they've carried
themselves out. >> look at what you said. >> i wasn't saying the committee was -- that committee is solely to get the truth out what happened within the truth, you found out about a server. this committee's sole purpose is to find the truth, why four americans were killed that night. and that's the work they have done. that's the hearings they have done. they've been applauded by all sides of the aisle. it's never my intention do say that. >> obviously democrats have jumped on this. nancy pelosi and harry reid were out today. here's what they said about the benghazi committee and your comment. >> the benghazi committee. the republicans should disband this is not the only select committee. this select committee is $5 million longer in existence, longer than the watergate committee. produced nothing. >> i don't know if he meant to speak the truth, but mccarthy did. it is a -- political witchhunt. >> by your comments, have you made it harder for tray goudy
and his committee. especially as they get ready to interview hillary clinton? >> i've talked to tray and the colleagues, i've expressed what i'm telling you right now, tray has told me, no. but it's never my intention, this committee has nothing to do with politics. think for one moment. look at the work they have done. look at the work that tray has done. no one questions tray's integrity or this committee. it was never my intention to ever imply that this committee was political. because we all know it is not. it has one sole purpose, let's find the truth wherever the truth takes us. and you know what sometimes truth comes out, and other manners and let's not let politics hold that back. >> did you apologize to tray goudy? >> i talked to tray and i told him i regret that this has ever taken place, it's never my intention and tray says, i know it's not your intention because you know it's not political. >> you're in the process of trying to get enough votes to be speaker of the house. you don't have 218 yet, do you? >> we're very close, yes.
>> did this hurt you? >> look, my colleagues know me, we've been part of this. i've talked to all of them. we're going to be able to win this race. >> you know this fits into a concern. that if this happened and two days later you're trying to clean it up and clarify. some lawmakers say is this what we're going to see as speaker of the house? >> this not what you're going do see as speaker of the house. this is simply the fact that this committee created for one sole purpose, that's the work the committee has done. never mind tension. to imply anything and that's, i want to be very clear with my colleagues, very clear with this country. of where we're going. >> how come it took you two days? >> i put a statement out yesterday and i could have come out, i should have come out right afterwards. never my intention. it wasn't what i in my mind was saying out there. i was saying some truth came out from this committee. where you found the server, where you went forward. can you always improve. >> the truth is this has been a
bit of a setback? >> it's been a setback, yes. because i do not want to make that harm benghazi committee in any way, because it's not political. >> mr. leader, thanks for the time. >> thanks for having me. >> next up the panel on the news of the day and what president obama just said at the white house a few moments ago on guns and today's horrific shootings at an oregon community college. q trophies: best cracked pepper sauce... most ribs eaten while calf roping... yep, greatness deserves recognition. you got any trophies, cowboy? ♪ whoomp there it is uh, yeah... well, uh, well there's this one. best insurance mobile app? yeah, two years in a row. well i'll be... does that thing just follow you around? like a little puppy! the award-winning geico app. download it today.
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politicized this issue. well this is something we should politicize. it is relevant to our common life together. to the body politic. >> president obama just a few moments ago on the white house briefing room talking about what he calls common sense gun legislation. that should be pushed on capitol hill. talking after a mass shooting, another one in roseburg, oregon, at least 13 killed so far and some 20 injured. but we don't know exactly about the shooter or very many details at all from authorities. let's bring in our panel and start there. steve hayes, senior writer for the "weekly standard" and syndicated columnist, charles krauthammer. >> i don't doubt that the president was 100% sincere and 100% knee-jerk. he has no idea what the gun is and how it was obtained and what the person's motive is. what if it turns out 22 it was a
terrorist. we don't know whether it is or not and to make a pronouncement at this time when i hate to say it the bodies are still warm and the wound reasonable doubt now in surgery, i think is at least premature. chuck? >> well i agree with charles that the president plainly very fashionate about this, took some risks with regard to the narrative he laid down here at first. but i do believe there is such thing as my kids would say, as common sense gun legislation. the truth of the matter is, murder by guns and otherwise, is down in this country. the fbi just reported it went down again last year to the lowest e. rate since 1957. but the one thing that continues and has spiked over the last few years are the so-called mass shootings, like we just saw. and those are often connected to large size magazines and certain kinds of weapons that can wield them and that that was -- there were proposals in
congress to deal with those bipartisan support. joe manchin radicals and if this incident, as charles says, we don't know all the details. but if this incident led to the passage of something like that that would be a saving grace. >> we don't know the defense of that the most important point you made after the president punished. like charles, i don't doubt that the fact that the president's passionate about that we saw that tonight. we have seen that before from this president. but, to say this now before we know anything about this, i mean, we don't know anything about the circumstances of the shooting, we don't know anything about the -- how the shooter obtained the weapon in question. we don't know any of, this and, yet, the president is using this occasion to urge us to change our gun laws there were 50 shootings in chicago over the weekend for the second straight weekend in a row. why didn't the president go out and make a statement then? i'm sorry it's a cynical thing to say but he has had an avalanche of bad news
over the past 36 hours. he is using the shooting to get out from under it. >> he has not said anything that i know of on camera about the situation in russia or post his meeting with putin or any of the other things, but he did choose and he is clearly passionate about this, charles, he didn't address anything else. >> it would be nice if he showed actual passion about the complete collapse of six and a half years of policy in the middle east and the abandonment and bombing of our own allies on the ground whom as you showed our secretary of defense had said we had some obligation to protect and we have not protected anyone. >> i want to turn to. >> we have an obligation to protect americans in oregon, too, just saying. >> why hasn't he spoken out on both? >> or chicago? why hasn't he spoken out about chicago? >> fair enough, but i mean to say that the president should speak out first about what's happening al news are a front as opposed to this. >> you don't think he. >> he is the one that --
>> -- i do not think he spoke out today to. >> said we should politicize. this i think he is distracting attention from his other problems. >> all i'm saying is if the entire middle east is aflame and every one of our allies is terrified because of the u.s. abandonment under a policy he has exercised, ought to say something and he has said nothing. >> all right. i do want to turn to that story and specifically that the iranians are now on the ground in syria. working with russia. as these air strikes continue. mostly against syrian rebels : israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu spoke at the u.n. today. >> 70 years after the murder of 6 million jews, iran's rulers promised to destroy my country, murder my people. and the response from this body, the response from
nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing. utter silence. deafening silence. >> he kept staring for 45 seconds. and then said perhaps you can understand why israel is not joining new celebrating this iran deal. powerful speech. >> it's been a day for passion and political leaders not just in washington. you know, i think what he is also responding to is shared by some of the other us allies in the region which is a sense of abandonment by the united states or a sense is of disconnect with this administration right now. we were alluding to the situation in syria. one thing do i agree with these guys about is that vladimir putin right now is
establishing himself as the king makener that region. we will see how that plays out. but together with iran, is becoming the go-to power and i think even benjamin netanyahu made a little pillarage up to moscow just to make sure he checked in with him just to tell you where things are going. this is a bit of a lightning round on thursday. i want to talk to you about house majority leader mccarthy his statements on the show tonight in reaction to that dust-up over his comments of the benghazi committee. >> i think the original statement was stupid. and i think in his attempt to clean it up, he made the matter worse. didn't have anything to say to you. he couldn't defend what he had said. trey gowdy has gone out of his way to keep the benghazi committee from being political. and i think it's done darn good job about it. with that sound bite kevin
mccathy stepped in it in a big way i which will make republicans take a second look at him. >> he spent two years skilled and very honest being absolutely scrupulous in the way has conducted this hearing and mccarthy demolished that in 30 seconds is. i'm not sure he has undone the damage. >> well, different show tonight. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. "on the record" with greta starts right after this break.
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