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condemn the violence? the president defends his decision to pardon sheriff joe arpaio and more outrage. tonight we'll expose the left-wing's massive double standard when it comes presidential pardon. that's tonight's important opening monologue. i want to start tonight by sending our many thoughts and prayers to our fellow americans in texas. they are dealing with unprecedented flooding and widespread devastation. according to estimates, 9 trillion gallons of water have been dumped on the area and some parts could see a total of 50 inches of rain by the storm is over later in the week nep people in texas and louisiana need to take all the necessary precautions because things are going to get worse. not if, they will. while the region braces for more flooding, we have to recognize the efforts of the trump administration. the governor of texas, the lieutenant governor, charities
and frankly everyday citizens who have been unbelievably inspiring and amaze. the people who have done their best to prevent what could have been a widespread tragedy. to overcome any natural disaster you need three component. it starts on the ground. neighbors helping neighbors. we saw that all weekend long. then you need local state governments to respond effectively. the governor and the one exception of the houston mayor they all did their job. and the federal government needs to step in and assist these communities. before harvey hit the trump administration was prepared that 8500 federal employees on the ground now there assist. all day today president trump pledged his support to all the many victims. think how hard it is to buy your first home. think of the blood, toil, sweat and tears and effort to see it washed away. look at the president today. >> to the people of texas and
louisiana we are 100% with you. we're praying for you. we're working closely with your leaders and officials. i will be visiting the impact zone tomorrow to ensure you are receiving full support and corporation from the federal government. >> sean: now, the president rightly will be travelling to texas tomorrow to offer his support. also tonight radical leftist antifa thugs attack protesters. look at the headline. black clad members attack peaceful demonstrators in berkeley. according to the a.p., five people attacked and 13 arrested. this is one of many examples of left-wing antifa violence. when are the democrats and politicia
politicians and media going offer condemnation of this group? we'll have more. and member of the mainstream media expose what is a huge massive double standard. the president is standing by his decision. i think it was the right one to pardon former arizona sheriff joe arpaio. after the president announced this friday night he was pardoning joe arpaio found guilty of criminal content and the media in this country that will never give the president a fair shot went blastic and politicized the president's decision two hours away from a hurricane. watch this. >> we were talking about the force of a friday night and you think people are trying to hide information trying to reduce the coverage of it. so is it that or is it the president trying to hijack the coverage of the hurricane. >> it's the other of all friday night news dumps
during the hurricane while humanitarian questions abound. >> it's the president's first real domestic test. but overnight instead he announced he'd pardon the controversial sheriff in arizona. >> why would he want to detract attention from the emergency on the coast of texas? >> we saw it early in phoenix. it's all about him. >> sean: because he was prepared. he was already coordinate the governor and officials on the ground. and by the way, the night two hours away from a hurricane the whole country was paying attention. they went on to attack the sheriff over 50 years in law enforcement. >> for most of us to pardon joe arpaio is a slap in the face. >> this particular president does not seem to understand
either the constitution that forces us to look at the separation of power. >> by pardoning arpaio, president trump is defending racism. >> back in chicago we'd say this say good example of gangster politics. he's sending an example of anyone who wants to snitch or testify on you hey, i'll watch out for my people. >> president trump uses the vast pardon powers of the presidency the first and only time so far who pardon a guy who has been found by a court to be viciously racist. >> this guy is a complete thug. he doesn't respect the rule of law. >> sean: more bizarre liberal conspiracy theories. president trump is standing by his decision to pardon a 50-year veteran in law enforcement.
former sheriff joe arpaio. here's what he said earlier today. >> sheriff joe is a patriot. he love our country. sheriff joe protected our borders. and sheriff joe was unfairly treated by the obama administration especially right before an election. an election he would have won. he was elected many times. i stand by my pardon of sheriff joe and i think the people of arizona who know him best would agree with me. >> sean: the president also highlighted the huge hypocrisy and double standards when it comes to presidents granting par dons and clemency. if the media is so upset about joe arpaio they should be outraged on what presidents clinton and obama does. in his last day in office president clinton pardoned march rich. one of the biggest tax cheats
history who was convicted of 51 counts on conspiracy, tax evasion, trade the enemy which in this case happened to be iran. rich eventually fled to switzerland and was on the fbi's most wanted list but it did not stop bill clinton from giving him a pass. after rich's wife donated $450,000 to the clinton library and campaign. hmm, quid pro quo. i'm shocked and donate to members of the terrorist group foan which claimed responsibility for over 100 bomb in major american cities that killed five people. you don't believe it? look at the video. we haven't shown it in a few years it's the terrorists in the
1980s making bombs. in 1999 bill clinton offered clemency to 16 members of that group, the member oscar lopez rivera. in case democrats and media forgot on fake news cnn and msnbc he was sentence to 15 years of prison. seditious conspiracy to overthrow the united states government. as part of the group, the flon we can't foregot -- forgot what they did and he shortened the sentences of drug dealers. people that want to sell drugs to your kids. we'll have more later continue. first, back to the lead story and the horrendous flooding in texas on the ground. steve, you were amazing friday
night. thank you for being with us. i know you've been working around the clock and the audience appreciates it. what's the latest there? >> thank you, sean. you can see emergency vehicles because a giant sinkhole has opened up due to the tremendous amount of water pouring down. they're trying to block cars from being on the road. nine inches of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours alone. the conditions are getting worse and worse each hour. there were seven different neighborhoods outside houston that had voluntary evacuations. now the evacuations are mandatory. people are being told they have to leave as the water continues to rise and there's real questions about the structural soundness of many small bridges. there's concerns about how to get around when the roads are falling apart. right now people are leaving. they're having to advocate and heading out of here as quickly as possible. sean, back to you.
>> sean: steven, there was trfrt -- controversy over the mayor of houston and not taking the governor's calls saying even if local authorities are saying to get out, he's saying stay in your homes and stay there. what's the latest on that controversy? >> more and more neighborhoods are being told if you don't leave now law enforcement won't be able to rescue you but imagine leaving with the rain pouring down and darkness and some roads flooded and falling apart. when you see people around here they're wet, cold, tired and uncertain about where they're going to eat and go. the shelters here, they need everything. they need doctors, they need baby formula and people are wet and confused. so ask them to leave their homes now in the darkness a tough situation. >> sean: i know you haven't
slept much and the gust the other night were scaring us and we're glad your safe. joining us now with more coverage matt finn is with us. what's going on there? >> sean, there are so many heartbreaking and devastating scenes of destruction around houston. we have one to show you tonight. we watched at the neighborhood filled up with rising water. entire families rescued by boats with young childrenshiperi shivn the rain and they were shell shocked as one by one they were rescued by boats. we asked where are you going go and they said we don't know maybe to the local high school or shelter. there was a young woman on higher ground to open her garage to the families and an elderly couple. they're still waiting for a ride. angela you opened up your home to these people. you said your heart is heavy
tonight. how are you feeling? >> it's heartbreaking. seeing so many people they've had to leave their homes they've been in 20, 30, 40 years. they have seven, eight, ten feet of water and it's rising overnight and they've had to leave. they have nowhere to go and not sure where they're going and it's heartbreaking. it is. >> have you ever seen anything like this in houston? >> no one from houston has ever been prepared for something like this. it's catastrophic and -- >> reporter: you might leave your home soon as well as, right? >> i may have to leave my home soon which is not settling very well with me but it may have to be done. we'll get through it. houstonians are notorious for
pulling through in catastrophic events because we work together. not only houstonians but texans in general. it's a very strong community and a very strong state. we will get through this. >> reporter: angela, thank you very much. we wish you very well. sean, this woman a hero in the community and neighborhood tonight. she opened up her garage to so many people waiting for a ride. there's no local family. they're car is underwater and the scene is something we're seeing all over houston. we've seen people plucked from their rooftop. we saw a family yesterday leave their home and put their dog on a pool raft and we asked where they were going and they said we don't know. the rain continues to fall. saturating walls of rain continue to fall and the forecasters are saying it could last another day or two. you say to yourself where is all this water going. it's ending up in neighborhoods
like this. sean, back to you. >> sean: please send our love and prayers to all of them. this country will help them as we always do. joining us from the george r. brown convention center in houston where displaced storm victims are taking shelter, caroline is with us. have you some guests. what's going on there? >> reporter: they've blown by max capacity hours ago. the people are still coming. 5,000 people is what we were told they expected and they could handle but the busses keep coming. we've seen metro busses, school busses, people walking in on foot. we showed you the interstate on the backside and they're using that as a helicopter pad to bring people in. as they bring in they're getting a pile of clothes, volunteers are amazing. they've been bringing diapers
and formulas and cups and plates and underwear. everything families had to leave behind in homes they may never see again. it's a different scene than this morning. when they first got here we were at last capacity. people were happy and smiling and everybody was getting a hot meal. things are getting intention. we've seen a little bit of fighting here. but it's the red cross who greets them. they're here at the table and registering and taking anyone in. anyone who needs a spot no matter the capacity. you mentioned a guest sean. it's david brady joining us from the red cross now. what are you experiencing here? more people than you thought you'd have throughout harvey already here. >> it's a whole lot of people. it's been devastating for people. the red cross responds to disasters every day in the country but a disaster of this magnitude is something that requires us to rally our troops. i'm so proud to be involved with the red cross and apart this team and our staff and
volunteers. while there's so many people trying to get here, we are doing everything we can and we will accept everyone who comes to the shelter. we're not turning anybody away. >> reporter: but you're looking for another location, another mega shelter. if another location opens up can you get there and how quickly can you set it up. >> we have a great relationship the county and this is a mega shelter but we have dozens. we'll be up close to 100 shelters quickly. we work with the judge and mayor on where they'll be and what they need and they give us time to get set up. we don't want our guests these houstonians so devastated show up and not have someone put a red cross blank et around them and comfort them. >> reporter: sean has a couple questions for you, david. >> sean: first, thoughts and
prayers. you're sending god's work. i sent a donation and you guys are all hands on deck. i want to follow up on caroline's questions. this is important, will there be room for every person that's going to need shelter from the area, a. and we watched what happened with katrina. all food, water and medicine and supplies and security and cots and blankets, are there enough now available vis a vis your organization, other organizations, state and local governments. will have you everything you need so we don't repeat some mistakes from the past? >> well, what i can talk about is what's going on right now, sean. i appreciate you asking the question. i can tell you the red cross nationally in washington, d.c. is rallying around and getting corporations to support it and getting food donated and medical supplies donated and the finances desperately needed
donated as well. and everyone including the mayor and harris county judge are all working on that challenge right now. right now everything is going as we hoped it would. in this very impossible task to take on everything is going as we hoped it would and working hard to stay on that path and track. >> sean: david, look, people can donate to you, samaritan's purse. all these good organizations. these people need the help and we have to stay on government officials to make sure they're doing their apart. this is a time for all hands on deck. so many people impacted. this is rescue and rescue recovery and the rebuilding process will take a long time. we wish you the best in efforts and caroline thank you. joining us more is war ingram is with us. thank you for being here. one thing i watched all weekend, i think one of the more amazing
things is how everybody came together. neighbor helping neighbor, local government, federal government. it seems like everybody got the message, we're on the same page. otherwise this could have been a catastrophe we couldn't describe. the costs have risen from what we were talking. >> sean, to think the fema director has only been in place since june, he was nominated in april and only in place a few months and tasks with managing one of the worst natural disasters -- if not ultimately the worst, our country has ever seen. the preparations were underway. i was in corpus christi wednesday night -- there wasn't much exercise about the storm. they hoped it wouldn't be as bad and people were calmly going
about the process of preparing. there wasn't a lot of politics involved. it was just, we have a job to do and greg abbott to the governor and lieutenant governor and coordination with homeland security, fema's under homeland security, all the volunteers from churches, synagogues, mosques, all over the country they were pouring in. it reminds you of the best of the country. we're self-sufficient but sometimes we need help and we're independent but sometimes we need a helping hand from a neighbor and we need a coordinated government. we need all the high-placed officials not only nominated but confirmed at homeland security and all our major departments. we have crises all over our executive departments of staffing and this reminds us why we need more than acting
directors or deputy directors. we need everybody in place. >> sean: it's ridiculous how long it's taken and now it shows why this is important and why the senate needs to do their job of confirmation. i want to play a montage of some of the incendiary comments were literally friday night. a night all of america will be watching television. the media is claiming donald trump is hiding all of this big pardons to joe arpaio and i went through the pardons by bill clinton and barack obama. he served in law enforcement 50 years. the media acts like it was a friday dump which clinton and obama were masters at -- and we're literally a half an hour away perfect the -- from the
most rain in the area. and you can't make this up. >> somewhere under the cover of the first natural disaster of his presidency, a category 4 hurricane making landfall in the united states, the president and his white house are out tonight with several controversial news. >> overnight it made news on a number of fronts including controversial issues. >> maybe he can't stand not being the lead story? >> i think he didn't want to be usurped by hurricane harvey. >> sean: would you like to get lectured by williams about the ritz where there's in water. honestly? >> the idea donald trump has to wait until a hurricane to do something the media finds
offensive is a knee-slapper. he sneezes the wrong way and the media's all over. this there was something on another channel that says something like trump decides to go to texas despite possible disruption. a few days ago they were claiming he wasn't engaged enough. now he's going and they're criticizing him for that. the man cannot win no matter what he does. this is a being handled as a much as a cataclysmic event can be. i don't know what else to do given the enormity of the problem. the idea they're upset about the arpaio pardon, would it have been better next week? i don't think so. >> there's videotape of them
making bombs. now, there was more violence in berkeley, california this weekend. even the "washington post" noted this for what it was. they said right-wing. it's a bit of a pejorative. i have to give them credit that they pointed out they were peaceful protesters. what are we learning about the group antifa and the violence they're involved in and what they're trying to stir up in the country? >> this is pernicious. this antifa group is designed to carry out one agenda. that is to terrorize americans with whom they disagree from speaking out and exercising their free speech right. they want to terrorize communities. that's what they did in berkeley. police didn't do enough either.
>> sean: and i praised the boston protesters. they were peaceful when a couple tried to turn on trump supporters. the overwhelming 99% said knock it off. no violence. they were protesting against racism and bigotry. i applaud them. we saul stand against that. >> the peaceful left has to shut it down because it will hurt the cause of whatever the cause of the day is of the left. it will hurt them a lot. nancy pelosi, chuck schumer who spend their time calling names they need to be called on what's being done in the country. the antifa crowd is vicious and vial and masked like the kkk except more of them. antifa is masked and marauding and apparently intimidating
police officers in berkeley. good police but they're even intimidating them. they is to be called on this like the kkk stuff. anyone in a mask -- >> a mask and almost body armor. coming up, more reaction to this antifa protest going after conservatives in berkeley, california over the weekend. plus, we'll have more on the historic flood inning texas. did you know texas has a $10 billion, no-pun, rainy day fund which will go a long way to help those who did not have a fund. the texas governor will be here and geraldo and much more straight ahead.
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>> we saw the levels continuing to go up and the rain, torrential rain that wouldn't stop. we call for rescue. >> watching the water come up and keep coming up. >> if y'all are trapped in the houses, stay in your house, call 9-1-1. stay out of your cars and out of the water. >> for us it's about our life and our safety. >> sean: welcome back to
"hannity." hurricane harvey made landfall friday night and many are displaced and the storm is far from over. from weatherbell.com, you had this with pinpoint accuracy. 30% to 40% of the storm's not over, correct? >> the next 24 hours around houston are looking ugly. harvey's back over the water. fortunately there's a lot of dry air that will inhibit rapid development. i'm still worried it's over the warm gulf. but the feeder bands are covering northwest ward and they explode. it's a frictional effect and you
get a repeat of what we call training in and around the houston area. harvey is going to continue eastward underneath galveston late tonight and tomorrow and turn northeast. in the meantime the bands keep pivoting in over top of houston and piling on. there's a chance the storm starts to intensify and pulls the bands back in towards it. >> sean: how many more inches are you talking about? and how bad does louisiana get it? >> well, we are going for new orleans in an a little bit because of the fact they're pump 85% of new orleans itself. it looks to me like a three to five-inch rain storm in new orleans. i don't think louisiana gets it that bad compared to what's going on in texas. this is continuing to pivot over there. that pivoting process is going on. the wind -- i'm watching the
wind over galveston bay it's turning north and northeast. i've been talking about this, my worry is because of all the water in galveston bay the bay's enhanced because of the storm surge, the water comes in to galveston from the north because of the winds are now 25 to 45 miles an hour in the next 24 hours. virginia capes, 40 to 60 mile-an-hour winds. it's texas, this storm still has another 24 hours. it will make landfall i think wednesday and then continue out of there. >> sean: it's amazing we started this -- i talked to you earlier on the week on radio as we came on air and you're still saying another 24 hours. thank you for being with us. clearly it hampers rescue recovery and delays rebuilding. joining us now is rick perry. governor, i know you love this
state. i'm so proud of the people of your state. they did an amazing job helping each other over the weekend. we've never seen a storm like this. i was pleasantly surprised on radio today when the lieutenant governor told me -- and i think this was in large part due to you, have you a $10 billion no-pun, rainy day fund. >> indeed they do. they've made go decision overs the course of the years. let me say gregg abbott and dan patrick, the governor and lieutenant governor are doing a great job managing this. they have good experience and the emergency management was trained by the best in the business. brock long has worked with him at fema. the expertise the president has to rely upon from the state of texas and fema is the real story from my perspective.
>> sean: governor, this is really important. what was heartwarming is the collaboration between local officials and the state government and the federal government. seems like we're hitting on all cylinders here. do we have to worry about food and water and medicine and supplies and blankets and baby formula and cots or are you confident that will all be handled and everybody will have a safe place to stay in the interim? >> sean, this say very different storm. people are concerned how long it's going to last. how long the search and rescue's going to last. how long the recovery's going to last. i've seen texans respond time after time. i've seen this country when it really is working well together, which i'm really seeing that. the president's put a cabinet together focussed on this. the president's been leaning into this disaster from before it ever started. clearly giving the authority to
the state of texas to move and move quickly. i feel confident both the state and federal government -- but more importantly, sean, i'll suggest the faith community in the state of texas will play an incredibly important role. we saw franklin graham and his group what he's doing and there's the boy scouts and private citizens. i know story after story told about private citizens called up and asked for their boat and we need to you drive it or we'll take it and use it with law enforcement. no telling how many texans' lives have been saved because private citizens understanding this is neighbor helping neighbor. the local and federal government government have worked together
as well as i've seen in it in my 30 years. >> sean: i've been in those areas and i sent a donation today, i urge people to donate whatever you can, even if it's $10. . governor i know how much you love your state. thank you for taking time to be with us. >> thanks for all you're doing. >> sean: coming up, very violent antifa protests in berkeley going after conservatives. larry elder, geraldo rivera next.
>> sean: welcome back to "hannity." as we told you earlier tonight what was supposed to be a peaceful demonstration in berkeley, california yesterday turned into chaos when antifa members in black masks and helmets covering their faces harassing non-violent conservative protesters. we have correspondent geraldo rivera. we delivered a little bit last week. nobody ever calls out these groups the way they should be, occupy, antifa, black lives. what do we want, dead cops, when do we want it now. they never give balance.
this should be as big a story as other incidents. >> i think antifa is doing a good job in bailing out president trump from his missteps in charlottesville. they're nothing but punks. they're anarchists. they're people getting off on destroying other people's property. i think they're total thugs. in many ways i mean, obviously given the ugly arc of history, there's not the awful history the awful neo-nazis and kkk have but the miscreants are making the president right in saying the violence comes from many sides. >> sean: larry, i praised the people in boston. 99% of them were protesting against hatred, racism and i don't know the speakers. i never even saw them but they
were protesting what we all consider to be evil. i'm watching this particular group and we did see in charlottesville some people wanting fights. we said, everybody has the right to yell, scream, use their first amendment rights. we're not allowed to punch people and beat people we don't disagree with or we feel are despicable and some are. >> it's a sign of the apocalypse when these people who are anti-fascists feel hitting somebody in the face because they support donald trump is a way to get their message across. so follow up what someone said on your show, the reason they don't stick a mic in front of bernie sanders' face or hillary clinton's face or others in the democrat party because nobody can defend antifa. the reason reason they shouldn't have stuck a mic in trump's face over and over and had him
denounce david duke and neo-nazis and fascist. no will support them. let's do it both ways. >> i played over and over and over back to '91 and to the campaign i disavow, denounce, hate, the clan, david duke. when has the left ever been asked these questions? >> have you a fair point. again, to broad enthe -- broaden the fairness of it others in the organized left are recognizing the groups. any administrator of any public university who now, given this background, allows these groups on the taxpayer dime to use university facilities should be sued by taxpayers.
it is absolutely unconscionable to pretend what is at stake is free speech or the first amendment. >> sean: we believe in free speech but not violence. larry, go ahead. >> i don't know how many kkk members they are but the organization is becoming increasely irrelevant. i believe there's more antifa people than k k k people. is the media concerned how wide spread these fascists are the way they're worried about the dwindling importance of the kkk. >> sean: more as we continue on this busy breaking news night here on "hannity." nsurance. everything stolen was replaced. nsurance. and the hooligan who lives down the lane was caught selling the stolen goods online.
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>> sheriff joe has done a great job for the people of arizona. he's very strong on borders. very strong on illegal immigration. he is loved in arizona. i thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly. i stand by my pardon of sheriff joe and i think the people of arizona who really know him best would agree with me. >> sean: that was president trump earlier today defending his pardon of former sheriff joe arpaio. we continue with larry and
geraldo. i want to go back to the issue. we've had black lives matter saying "what do we want cop lives and when do we want we one them now." how do they get an invitation to the white house? how does hillary clinton seek their endorsement? how's that happen? >> it happens because the democratic party has an agenda to make sure black people believe the forces are out to get them. black lives matter fits nicely in that narrative. the man is out to get them. the cops are out there trying to racially profile black young men. that's their narrative and how they get the 95% plus monolithic black vote. that's how they do it. >> wait a second, antifa and black lives matter are not the same. if you see them beating up
right-wingers they're scrawny white kids that look like they live in their mother's basement. they're hitting the kkk or trump people like this. >> they said they want dead cops. >> they're hitters not black lives matter. i think you can -- >> sean: geraldo, is it wrong obama invited black lives matter to the white house and hilary wanted their endorsement. >> what happens in berkeley is not about black lives matter. >> sean: i'm talking about the general principle the left gets a past and i showed donald trump condemning white supremacy. >> the "washington post" had an article and "the new york times" gave donald trump a compliment by saying he was riveted by the
drama unfolding in texas. this catastrophe that shows the pettiness of political lives. >> sean: in the middle of the time we saw after 9/11 the country came together we knew we were all under attack but this was happening as the high pressure's going on, larry. >> have you seen the demand that black lives matter puts out. they have ten. six have to do with white people giving black people their property. >> sean: geraldo, you want to respond? >> i want to say this about sheriff joe and change the subject in a subtle way. i've known joe many years -- >> sean: good dodge. >> thank you. i've documented his jail. i remember when he was giving prisoners pink panties. i have a souvenir pair. >> t.m.i.
>> and in the broader context of the issues the groups are purportedly fighting about. i'm a university of arizona graduate. go wildcats, but if you're a latino and living in maricopa county during joe's reign you lived partially in terror -- >> sean: oh, geraldo stepped out of lines. and clinton gave a terrorist a pardon. i got to run. love you both.