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>> turn up for what? >> nicely done. hey, thanks for watching. tomorrow we're going to have dinesh d'souza. i'm megyn kelly, this is "the kelly file." welcome to "hannity." this is a fox news alert. new fears tonight that american hospitals are not equipped to contain ebola in this country. now, a second health care worker that treated thomas eric duncan at a dallas hospital has now tested positive for the virus. now, she has been identified tonight as amber vincent. now, the cdc is warning that an additional 75 workers at the same hospital may have been infected. in addition, the u.n. official that is heading the mission for ebola emergency response is now warning that the world has 60 days to beat ebola or disaster looms. take a look. >> ebola got a head start on us. it is far ahead of us. it is running faster than us. and it is -- if we do not reach
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these targets within 60 days and the numbers spike, many more people will die. we either stop ebola now or we face an entirely unprecedented situation for which we do not have a plan. the penalty for failure is inconceivable and unacceptable. >> here with the very latest on the fight against ebola is fox's own jonathan siri sanding by tonight in atlanta. jonathan. >> sean, amber vincent, that second dallas health care worker who became ill with ebola will be transported to emory university hospital here in atlanta. there she's going to be treated in the same isolation unit that successfully treated two ebola infected missionaries over the summer. kent brantley and nancy writebol. a third unnamed patient is still undergoing treatment but expected to be discharged in the very near future. the first health care worker to become ill with ebola in dallas also appears to be improving.
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so for now shall remain where she is at texas health prbs teern hospital. although it's still unclear exactly how the dallas health workers became infected while caring for ebola patient thomas duncan, cdc investigators have been looking at the way medical workers around the world are putting on their protective gear, perhaps more importantly how they take it off. apparently some of the hospital workers in texas were wearing three or four layers of protection. now, while this may sound safe, cdc officials say extra layers may actually increase the risk of contamination while taking them off. extra layers are more cumbersome to remove. and in the process whatever's on the outer layer can get on the inner layers and eventually onto your skin. the cdc is in the process of contacting all 132 passenger who is flew aboard frontier airlines flight 1143 from cleveland to dallas-ft. worth on october 14 after learning amber vincent was on that flight. she apparently had no symptoms other than a slight fever but
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checked into the hospital just hours after returning to dallas. cdc officials say while it's unlikely she infected anyone board that flight, she should not have been flying commercial in the first place given the slight fever and given that one of her co-workers had become ill with ebola. the cdc is contacting all passengers on that flight out of abundance of caution. sean. >> john than, thank you. amid growing calls for the government to do more in stopping ebola in its tracks, president obama postponed a number of previously scheduled fundraisers to convene a cabinet meeting on this very crisis. fox's own ed henry has the details in the white house. he's come a long way in the unlikely event that someone with ebola reaches our shores and chances of an outbreak low, ed. >> he said that about a month ago in atlanta when. they've had to eat those words.
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that's why they had that cabinet meeting here. went on for well over two hours. they're trying to show we've got the sleeves up, canceling fundraisers a big deal because, a, it's right before midterms. but also repeatedly the president has continued campaigning over the last couple of years threw various crises. hours after benghazi attack, las vegas, this summer that jetliner shot down over ukraine. went fo fund raising in new york. at the time white house aides said we don't want to unduelly scare people by changing the schedule at the last minute. they department have the fears today. they flipped on that because the president wanted to show they're putting new measures in place. >> what i've directed the cdc to do is that soonz somebody is diagnosed with ebola, we want a rapid response team, a s.w.a.t. team essentially from the cdc to be on the ground as quickly as possible. hopefully within 24 hours.
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so that they are taking the local hospital step by step through exactly what needs to be done. >> now, the bottom line is pressed josh earnest why the cdc is saying the second nurse should not have flown from cleveland to dallas and yet the white house is still not instituting a travel ban on flights from west africa where the ebola virus has broken out. they say, look, we've got procedures in place to stop any outbreak. but i can tell you republican chairs of the house and senate committees tonight are saying they want additional safeguards put in place. >> the president said in the unlikely event that it makes it ear and also chances low for an outbreak wrong on both accounts. more importantly the head of the cdc, dr. tom frieden, he said you don't need a special room to take care of e po la, you need a private room and private bathroom and said essentially any hospital in the country can take care of ebola. he said that less than two weeks ago. how could they have been so wrong? >> he was wrong. and what's interesting is josh
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earnest for the second straight day today said, look, we have full confidence in dr. frieden despite some of those comments. the other issue they're grappling with now is they got questions today about who's really in charge here. you've got dr. frieden, and then all of a sudden sylvia bolwell replaced kathleen sbil yous. it seems they're now trying to eclipse dr. frieden even as they say full confidence based on some of those statements they're bringing in all kinds of other officials to show a leadership role. but in the end that could be problematic as well if you don't have one top official who's really taking the responsibility. >> ed henry at the white house tonight. thank you. while the cdc reviews hospital protocols for treating ebola patients, dallas nurses are revealing that there was no set system in place when thomas eric duncan arrived in the emergency room. now, according to a nurses union statement duncan was left in an
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open area for hours and health care workers treated him without proper protective gear. now, members of national nurses united held a conference call with reporters today demanding action be taken to protect the health care workers that are fighting on the front lines of ebola. >> this is outrageous that this is our responsibility. this is the responsibility of our elected officials to actually protect this nation and to protect the first line of defense. so what we've done is to draft a letter to the president. and we sent it. and we're sending it to the governors of the state and to the congressional caucus. we're sending it to congress, the president, the governors and to anyone who will listen. and we're asking the president of the united states to invoke his executive authority to protect the nurses and other health care workers in the country. >> here now to respond is our panel of medical experts, former u.s. surgeon general dr. richard coro na with us and former new
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york lieutenant governor and chairman of the committee to reduce -- betsy, if you listen to what rose ann of this nurse's union is saying there were no protocols. "those protocols were not in place anywhere in the united states as far as we can tell. we are deeply alarmed." . and then she said the nurses strongly feel unsupported, unprepared, lied to and deserted to handle the situation on their own. >> lied to for sure. and you heard the president of the united states earlier tonight lying to the american people again repeating the lies that the head of the cdc, now the centers for denial and confusion, has told to the american people for many months now. the president said he hugged the nurses at emory university after they treated an ebola patient. well, emory university nurses had much more equipment and much more training than -- >> they were unprepared. >> inadequate protocols that the cdc -- >> said in the unlikely event it
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gets here, the chances are low for an outbreak. and then of course the head of the cdc, dr. frieden, he said, oh, you don't need a special room. you just need a private room with a private bathroom. >> and listen to the weasel words, both of them used. frieden said early on, there won't be a widespread -- he said a spread will not be likely. tonight the president said, well, there may be more cases but it won't spread widely. what do they mean by that weez l word widely? how many deaths are acceptable? one, two, ten? it's unacceptable for americans to die from ebola. >> doctor, when you listen to the nurses and the nurses union, they feel, i'll use their words, unsupported, unprepared, lied to and deserted and told to fend for themselves. but yet the cdc director and the president suggest the opposite. >> sean, i am deeply concerned not only as a physician and a surgeon general, but i'm also a registered nurse. and i know that nurses are
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pretty much the barometer of all of our health systems because they're by the bedside 27/4. when nurses make these allegations we have to take them seriously, conduct an investigation immediately and cease any activity that's going to place any health care providers at risk until we have the answers. >> the cdc director actually said there's nothing particularly special about the isolation of an ebola patient. >> total lie. total lie. treating an ebola patient is so perilous that hundreds of doctors and nurses in africa have died attempting to do so. not just doctors and nurses -- >> doctors without borders have lost what? >> nine. >> nine, 16 are infected. >> some of the top ep deemologists have died from ebola. it wasn't because they lacked equipment or training. >> here's the question, should dr. frieden be fired? >> absolutely. when he first offered these false assurances to the united
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states, he knew they were a lie because how can hospitals in the united states that cannot stop the spread of staph and other common infections that kill 75,000 people a year in our hospitals, how can they possibly control ebola? >> doctor, look, i don't think he has any credibility. he can't be a credible spokesman on this issue any longer. he's been so wrong. and as recently as october 5th. >> sean, here's the thing i'm most concerned with as the surgeon general. there was an assumption that all the work we did in the last decade regarding preparedness after 9/11 which included biopreparedness for all of these agents that we're running into today that in fact all the hospitals we're trained and we're practicing and doing all these scenarios we're supposed to do. if this hospital was having these problems then it is really incumbent upon us that to not assume that for every other hospital and make sure the integrity of our systems that we set up over many years is in
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fact in tact because people will be at risk if not. >> guys, thank you both for being with us. we have a lot more on the cdc. coming up on the program tonight, and ebola, members of the obama white house are taking heat for downplaying this threat from the very beginning all while the left is trying to politicize this and blame it on republicans. we'll check in with the architect on the politicizing of this. we'll get his reaction. but first meet the parents of the nbc cameraman who did come down with ebola. an exclusive update on his condition. that's coming up. later tonight, our question of the day. much more straight ahead.
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and welcome back to "hannity." doctors say the american video journalist who was infected with ebola while working in liberia,
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ashoka mukpo, continues to show improvements every day. we're happy to report that mukpo was even well enough to return to social media. recently tweeted, feeling like i'm back on the road to good health. will be posting some thoughts this week. endless gratitude for those -- guys, very, very scary. he's in our thoughts and prayers. how's he doing now? >> he's actually doing very well. today for the first time he tentatively said, well, dad, i think i'm out of the woods. and he sort of could barely squeeze it out. but he clearly is feeling and acknowledging that he's going to get better. >> what did the doctors do differently for him that maybe we can learn something from if it looks like he's going to make it through? >> well, that's a great question. and i think it's not so much what they did differently. it's that he presented earlier in his illness. so by the time he landed in
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nebraska, he had yet to develop any really serious symptoms of ebola and had not yet developed serious diarrhea that people can get. so the mainstay of therapy is supportive care, which is really simply fluids inside people. >> what do you make of it? i know this is a hard question to ask, diana, when you hear the world health organization expecting a couple new thousands cases a day, raising the death rate from 50% to 70%, that's scary i'm sure as a mom. >> it's scary. i know at this point truly believe that ashoka is going to recover and come home to his family. but it's a devastating world catastrophe. and something that i hope can at least be somewhat aalleviated. >> as he was there watching all of this death and sickness and illness around him, he did know the risks, i assume, mitchell? >> absolutely.
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we clearly talked about it before he went, while he was there and once he got sick. i tried to dissuade him from coming. i did everything i could. he felt because of his commitment to the liberian people, he wanted to shed an impact on the epidemic culturely and socially and economically on the culture. and at the same time he said to me a long time ago, dad, i think that when people are rescued properly and treated properly, the death rate from this illness is not what it is in west africa. and today when he was feeling better he reminded me of course that he was right. >> does he know specifically how he contracted the disease or believe he knows? >> he doesn't really know. i mean, he has some -- maybe he
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helped dis infect a car that helped transport an ebola patient, honestly he doesn't know. he was covering for the media. a lot of very sick people and so forth. and being very, very careful. so he's not really sure how it happened. we don't know. >> it seems that emory university and nebraska hospital have done a better job obviously than what's going on in dallas where you now have two medical professionals that have been impacted by this. did he also receive a blood transfusion? >> he did. he received a blood transfusion from dr. kent brantley who is an ebola survivor. >> right. >> it's clear that survivors of ebola carry antibodies that your body forms against the ebola virus. and as has been reported my feeling and of course i speak for my wife his willingness, dr. brantly's willingness -- he was on a family vacation. and his willingness to stop at the nearest blood donor center
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and give blood and be able to transport that to ashoka is really remarkable. >> well, he also did the same thing for this nurse, the first nurse, miss pham that contracted the disease in dallas. i understand there was a match there in terms of blood type. thank you both for updating us on your son's condition. he's still in our thoughts and prayers and we wish you all the best. i'm sure he'd been through an awful lot. we appreciate you telling us. >> thank you, mr. hannity. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it. coming up, well, have we all been lied to all along about the ebola threat? we'll check in with the architect karl rove here to weigh in on the obama administration's mishandling of this growing crisis. is it time for heads to roll at the kr, d, c and elsewhere? and we check in with our panel. what do they think about all this? that's coming u straight ahead. ♪ [safety beeping] ♪
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welcome back to "hannity."
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so in the wake of the ebola outbreak in west africa and subsequent entrance into the u.s., well, you, the american people, have been hearing nothing but mixed messages when it comes to the virus, its containment and the likelihood of an outbreak here at home. watch this. >> i have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country. >> because of our health care system and our ability to do the contact tracing and isolation, we won't have an outbreak. >> people should take solace in the fact that we know exactly how ebola is transmitted, it's not emi or food or water but close contact with the bodily fluids of an individual with symptoms of ebola. >> here with reaction to this and much more, former bush chief of staff fox news contributor karl rove with us. an article here in front of me on the hill, ebola is the 2014 october surprise. do you agree with that?
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>> well, it's certainly added to the fears people have had about america's position in the world about terrorism, about the strength of our military, about the respect for america. we've seen in the last five or six months the reemergence of the security moms and dads that dominated the 2004 election. and while that began earlier this summer with isis, ebola fairly or unfairly adds to these concerns that has made security and defense and terrorism a much higher issue in the election than might have been thought. >> let's go to the cdc director dr. tom frieden who said that essentially every hospital in the country could take care of ebola. you don't need a special hospital room to do it. all you need's a private room with a private bathroom. and then he says this is october 2nd and october 5th. and in july he said any advanced hospital in the country has the capacity to isolate a patient. there's nothing particularly special about the isolation of an ebola patient. and then the president saying in the unlikely event that someone
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with ebola does reach our shores, extremely low chance of an outbreak here. wrong on every front, karl, i would think the american people are getting a little disgusted about it. >> yeah, well they are. and it adds to the sense of incompetence in washington. look, they also didn't need to talk more ironically enough for somebody who doesn't like hearing as much as we do from the administration coming from me, but the administration needs to explain more. the word outbreak refers to not a case or two or three or four in dallas. it talks about something spreading throughout the population. so they should have from the beginning say, look, while we don't think an outbreak is likely, there may be isolated cases where people come into the country or where health care workers are affected by this. they should have been honest with us. i welcome the president's decision today to have the cdc send a team of trained individuals to any hospital that has to deal with this issue within 24 hours. they should have done that right
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from the beginning. they should have thought ahead. this is part of -- i remember the discussions about avian flu, h1n1 and during the bush years, this is one of the real concerns was would every hospital in america be able to deal with this? and if not how could you provide the training and assistance necessary to do it. and ebola is even more -- it doesn't spread as fast, but it is more difficult to deal with than some of these other diseases that the cdc is talking about. >> even saying you have to have direct contact with bodily fluids then we found out you might be able to get it if you're within three feet of somebody, now a lot of people are saying it might be aerosoled out of the lungs and that might be potential. the world health organization seems to be far more dire in their warnings. they're saying the incubation period may be well beyond the 21 days. they're saying it might be as long as 42. they're also warning about 10,000 cases a day and that the death rate goes from 50% to 70%. that's a dramatic change.
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and we have 150 people from west african countries coming into this country every day. >> yeah. look, i understand what the w.h.o. was saying. it's taken a number of months for this disease to progress to the degree it has in west africa. so i don't want to say we face the prospect immediately of 10,000 people a week in the united states. right now in west africa in a large expanse with a large population, a thousand people a week are contracting it. that number is growing, it will continue to grow until this is isolated and quarantined. what i don't get is why we are talking about having people checked for this here at the united states. why not be talking about checking it at the very few number of international airports to be found in the most in the countries where this is affected. >> there's not a travel ban. >> well, i want to be careful about that. >> i don't. >> i want to defer to the
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experts on this. but it does strike me that when in doubt be more cautious rather than less cautious. it strikes me that it is not smart to simply say we're going to have untrained workers sitting at facilities, five facilities in the united states which only get 90% of the west africa traffic. why not be at the place where there's 100% of this so you can make a good case. and if you want say where we tested you -- >> karl, african countries. middle eastern countries, saudis, france, great britain, they all have travel bans now. if you really want to -- you know, if you really want a travel ban i think between that and securing the borders, we solve a big part of our problem, a, with isis and also with ebola. let me go to the politicizing of this. you've got obama proposed cutting the cdc in his original budget for 2012. he was put in his budget to cut funding for the cdc's public hemt emergency preparedness by
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$72 million. democrats are saying this is republicans fault. your reaction. >> well, this is shameful. look, the president did not make the cdc an important funding priority like his predecessor did. and more importantly than that he diluted his mission. for the centers for disease control to get into wellness programs and to expand their research into things that don't affect disease. for example, you've heard about the study on marriage. the cdc funded a study on marriage to find out what happy marriages are. please, what does that have to do with the fundamental core mission of the cdc? >> last question, we have 20 days outside of election day. i've looked at all the polls. i know you have a white board there. if you had to guess what happens on election day in 20 days from today? >> well, look, it's really going to be close. but if you look at the real clear politics average, the republicans lead in three democratic seats outside the
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margin of error, excuse me, three by double digit, three outside the margin of error and two inside the margin of error. so this would tend to indicate that the republicans are on the verge of taking perhaps as many as eight seats, could be nine, could be seven. but it's going to be in the range of six, seven, eight, nine. i probably believe it's going to be seven to nine. on the republican defense seats what's interesting is there are really only three up for grabs, kentucky where it's three points for mitch mcconnell, the democratic senatorial committee has pulled out of advertising indicating they're writing us off. indicating they're moving to georgia and where pat roberts has come from over five points behind two weeks ago to a tie today, i think we hold all three of these though georgia is a concern and may take until january to settle because the
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winner has to get 50% there and they're minor party candidates. my view that the republicans look like 51, 52, 53. >> so louisiana will be december, georgia might be in january. before we get the final jury room. >> january 6. did you keep your voter registration in atlanta, sean? >> no, i did not. karl, of all the election rules, i'm a registered voter in new york. subpoenas for sermons, it's happening in houston where city officials are demanding pastors turn over their sermons or face contempt of court. we have a religious leader. first, bernard mcguirk, we're talking ebola straight ahead.
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american panel, bernard mcguirk, geraldo and dana mcdowel. should the cdc director, tom frieden be fired? he told us essentially any hospital in the country could take care of ebola. he went onto explain all you need is a private room, hospitals they have training, there's little risk to the population. any advanced hospital has the capacity to isolate a patient. they just need a room and a private bathroom. >> take a combat leader out in the middle of a fight is outrageous. it is absolutely irresponsible. >> combat leader? combat loser. >> not only did he do that, he blamed the nurses -- >> let me finish my point. not only should he not be fired, we need a surgeon general in the united states. why don't we have a surgeon general? if the president's nominee is unacceptable, then what the president has to do is appoint the ebola czar right now.
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tom frieden the head of one agency dealing with this problem is not sufficient. you need an ebola czar. we need to appoint lieutenant general russell -- headed up the first division one who brought calm to new orleans in the midst of the chaos of katrina. he's worked with emory, he's working with emory even as we speak. he's been in charge with warfare -- >> hold on. >> general russell -- >> the biggest issue right now is american people do not trust anything that anybody says from the government. we're a crisis of confidence in the making if you don't change the person talking to the american people all hell is going to break loose. >> the president said the chances of ebola coming to the united states were remote, well, it came. but we were prepared. it starts at the top -- >> let me go through this. make sure what the president said. he said in the unlikely event
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that someone with ebola reaches our shores, we've taken measures so we're prepared here at. then he said we've taken the prepared cautions to screen at airports. the screening wouldn't have prevented this guy thomas duncan. then you have the head of the cdc saying you don't need a special hospital room to do it. essentially any hospital in the country can take care of ebola. you just need a private room and private bathroom. he said that less than two weeks ago. and then he said there's nothing particularly special about the isolation of an ebola patient. wrong, wrong on every account. >> and then go and blame the nurses and say there was a breach of protocol was the protocol wasn't sufficient. that's president obama blaming the intel guy for the lack of isis. it's outrageous. he has to go this guy. >> you can be historians. if you want to cure this problem, listen to what i am saying. you need an ebola czar going forward.
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lieutenant general russell onrie, his phone is on his desk. he's ready to answer it. >> fire him. get rid of him. what he told us -- >> resign or get fired. >> this is less than two weeks ago. that's right. resign or be fired. >> we're focused on flights coming into the u.s. these two nurses who got this disease, this is from one patient, one of them gets on a plane, we can't even control the spread of one man who flew into this country with ebola. what in the lord's name are we going to do if somebody else shows up with it? >> frankly, his inaccurate comments in early october, and the president's inaccurate comments, especially the cdc director, are directly responsible for those nurses. >> oh, please, what about that presbyterian they got the notice in august what the protocols are. >> all you need is a private room and a private bathroom. >> the general assembly of the united nations the next day the guy presents with a 101 fever,
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severe abdominal pains. you know what happened at that hospital? they saw a stereotype. a poor, black uninsured man. here's two aspirins, go home. put the blame where the blame belongs. >> this guy's got to go. get him out. >> w.h.o. saying we could have 10,000 new cases of ebola every week. and they raised the death rate from 50% of those contracting the disease to 70%. seems to me it's got to be all hands on deck. how lucky we were today that the president finally took a day off of fund raising to actually do something. he met with somebody. >> i don't disagree with that. >> this goes to everybody though. there has to be personal responsibility with every health care worker in this country. >> they were told something different. >> i know. but if you're treating somebody who has aggressive ebola -- >> blaming the nurse. it's not right. >> the hazmat suit is sufficient, go in and -- >> ought to know better. >> you can't blame the nurse. that's outrageous. >> we have every day -- we have 275,000 international passengers come into the u.s., about 150
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come from at-risk regions of west africa. are you against a travel ban? >> i am absolutely against a travel ban. they never work. they have never worked for anything, any disease -- >> you're against controlling the border, securing the border. >> you need to fix it in west africa. if you don't stop it there -- you just said -- you quoted the world health organization, 10,000 new cases a week. do you think that by stopping flights from west africa you're going to stop the 10,000 from kissing 10,000 more and 10,000 after that and after that? >> no, i am telling you that the first step is prevent it from coming in here. there's two things to do, secure the borders. which i know you're definitely against. and number two, a travel ban. >> listen, i'm glad you're not a detective because we have two american health care workers with ebola right now. they got it from a guy that got off a flight from liberia. i mean, how dumb can anybody be? unbelievable. >> he presented at the hospital, bernard.
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>> he shouldn't have been here in the first place. >> for three days and the guy came -- >> fever. >> yes, i have a fever. abdominal pains? yes, i have abdominal pains? sweating? yes, sweating. and you send him home. >> here's my prediction. there will be a travel ban because a few more of these cases crop up and we find out these people have been on airplanes and been in public places with fevers -- >> i want to make you an offer. everybody that comes from sierra leone, liberia, they can go live at your house. let them live a geraldo's house? >> remember they were going to flood our streets, 4,000 come to the new york area, et cetera, they're doing just fine. we can fix this. we need a vaccine. we need the cure. we need -- we put a man on the
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moon. we can fix this. looking forward, being positive, not making -- >> we got to go. we're out of time. guys, thank you. you can catch bernie on the imus in the morning show. when we come back, subpoenas for sermons. that's exactly what's happening in the city of houston, texas, where government officials are now demanding pastors turn over their sermons. they should never agree to this. we'll tell you all about it coming up next. the lightest or nothing. the smartest or nothing. the quietest or nothing. the sleekest... ...sexiest, ...baddest, ...safest, ...tightest, ...quickest, ...harshest... ...or nothing. at mercedes-benz, we do things one way or we don't do them at all. introducing the all-new c-class. the best or nothing.
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welcome back to "hannity." it is a shocking story out of texas where the city of houston has issued subpoenas demanding that a group of pass pastors turn over their sermons as part of equal rights ordinance in the city. pastors failing to comply could be held in contempt of court. we reached out to the mayor's office saying "the mayor agrees with those who are concerned about the city department's subpoenas for pastor's sermons. neither the mayor nor the city soern were aware the subpoenas had been issued until yesterday. both agree the original -- here
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to detail their fight for the first amendment is the grace church co-founder pastor steve wriggle and eric stan li. pastor, did you get one of the letters, subpoenas? >> i did. yes, i did. >> what did it say? >> well, it wanted my sermons and e-mails and texts and anything that had been said about the equal rights or including mayor parker, if i said anything about her. wanted any of that. >> what i have read is i guess this is the first openly gay mayor of the city, correct? >> yes. >> okay. they passed an ordinance where men can use the ladies rooms and ladies can use the mens room, correct? >> well, they passed an ordinance that has to do with public accommodations, gender identity and gender expression which basically mean that however you express yourself doesn't matter by yo logically what you are that's that's what
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you are on that day. >> they still rejected it. is that true? >> we had a company conduct a poll in the city. eight #% said they were not for the ordinance we gave it to the council and mayor they passed it so. we enacted a referendum, a petition drive. we gathered 55,000 signatures and needed 17,200. of those 55,000 the city secretary stopped counting over 19,000 because we had passed a threshold of acceptable signatures the city attorney threw out 30,000 signatures >> you're with alliance for defending freedom. it would seem this ordinance
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comes in direct conflict with a little amendment called the first amendment. that is all in the first amendment. >> this is an unprecedent add tack on the rights of pastors the city of houston are asking for 17 different categories of information, including text messages between congregation members and pastor and the pastor's sermons on issues like homosexuality, or the mayor. there is no rel convenience on the ballot and violates rights of the pastors >> it seems like that. >> we've now gotten to the point you must hold views on controversial issues, even if they contradict your faith. is that where we're headed?
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>> according to the city -- according to the city of houston that is what they say they want to be arbitors of what is right or wrong. now, they want to determine through pastor sermon. in contrary to reports the city is not backing off. the mayor tweeted on her page that if talking about this, their sermons are fair game. >> from my perspective under no conditions should be comply with this and set a precedent this way. are you willing to go to jail to defend your rights to preach? and freedom of religion? >> i'm willing for the mayor and the city attorney to have my sermons if they'll agree to read them i'm not willing to hand them over because the state demanded that i do that.
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that is why we have alliance-defending freedom. there is no one that knows the mayor or city attorney who would believe they did not know about those subpoenas until yesterday >> if you need it, i'll come and bail you out. i believe in freedom of religion. and regardless of other pastors i'll be glad to bail you out and may bring you a cake with a file for preaching what you believe is your deeply-held religious faith. that is my promise, i'll bail you guys out. >> coming up, the question of the day, straight ahead.
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