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that's what they do. i'm proud to be a small part of this. i love these colleagues. most of them are like friends. all of them, as a matter of fact. that's all the time we have left this evening. as always, let not your heart be troubled. law ingram is next to live. see you here tomorrow night. ♪ >> laura: i'm laura ingraham and this is the "ingraham angle." we have breaking news on multiple fronts tonight. we are going to unpack it all for you. that dust still settling on the split midterm results. another bombshell appears to the news cycle. jeff sessions is out. the attorney general has submitted his resignation at president trump's request and we are going to have reaction to all the fallout in moments including what this could mean for the mueller probe freaking everybody out. also tonight, my angle on what
the midterm results mean for you and this president. plus, trump takes it to the media -- this is unbelievable! i was screaming laughing. what a rock's press conference reveals the media has learned zippo during these last two years. raymond arroyo is here for seen and unseen. he tackles the big losers of last night, especially the celebrity stars who started to fall. we begin tonight with the news that pushed the midterms off the front page: the resignation of jeff sessions. all right. sessions' departure comes less than two years after he angered trump recusing himself from the russia probe. the president repeatedly expressed his frustration over that original decision to recuse. stepping in as acting attorney general is matt whitaker. a former u.s. attorney from iowa who is serving right now -- or
was, as sessions' chief of staff. trump has had a very strong personal report with whitaker who for now will oversee the mueller probe and the rest of the doj business, which includes, by the way, doj's other federal investigations including those new york prosecutors who were looking into the finances of the president and his former aides. for what this 80 resignation could mean, we are joined now by former u.s. attorney showed the gin of, who is not in the studi studio. former u.s. assistant attorney fox contributor andrew mccarthy and george terwilliger, who actually became an acting ag himself. joe, let's start with you. democrats are already calling -- [cackling] for whitaker to recuse himself. he was a contributor, he made comments about the mueller probe. your reaction? speak of those previous comments
are not reducible comments. mr. whitaker is a fine person. he is completely independent. he knows about the administration of this particular case. i am delighted that supervision of this case has been taken away from deputy attorney general rosenstein in terms of his conduct. the democrats are doing what they always do: when they don't have anything else, they just start screaming and yelling. this is an embarrassment to them, but it's going to continue. mr. whitaker is going to be just fine. >> we are going to go to you since you are acting ag. i remember now! i had forgotten. schumer said the following. given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the mueller investigation, mr. whitaker should recuse himself for the duration of his time as acting attorney general. just so people know what we are talking about, i want to play this sound bite from mark whitaker.
this was from cnn and it was back in july of 2017. let's take a look. watch. >> i can see a scenario where jeff sessions is replaced, a recess appointment, and that attorney general doesn't fire bob mueller and he reduces the budget so low that his investigation grinds to a halt. >> laura: different life when he was working for a network. grounds for refusal? >> no. two quick points, laura. if every time a lawyer made comments about some matter of public interest and later got involved and would later have to recuse himself, poor joe wouldn't be able to practice law. but secondly, your point is well taken. >> i'm doing just fine. >> this was a different time, a different set of facts. i'm sure matt will make his decisions based on whatever circumstances he becomes aware of.
>> laura: just for our viewers' edification here, as acting attorney general if you have all the powers of the attorney general. correct? you simply haven't gone through senate confirmation. it's thought to be temporary. could it be indefinite? >> under the vacancies act, there'll be some limitations of time. and matt can't be nominated to succeed to his own position while he's in this position. there are a couple of exceptions, such as he cannot sign fisas. >> laura: your favorite, out the day banging the same recusal drama that george was just referencing. let's watch brendan and company. >> matt whitaker comes with a lot of baggage. it'll become quite evident if he'll fulfill his or possibilities that position.
>> laura: are you saying with his comments on television should be recuse overseeing the mueller probe phase on those comments? >> a strong case given his public acknowledgment on this prejudice to view on this issue that he should recuse himself. >> laura: and d? more recusal talk. it's what they pushed sessions into doing. there's a debate about that. he shouldn't have recuse himself but he rushed to recuse himself. a lot of pressure put on him and he wilted under it, mind you. is there really legitimate grounds here for a former commentator to have to recuse here? >> no, laura. i look very carefully at what he said when he was at cnn. i actually have a column up at "national review" tomorrow. he didn't say anything that was in the nature of reducible
commentary. he didn't make any prejudgments about the investigation. he didn't say anything to denigrate what mueller is up to. what i find fascinating -- i'm not casting dispersions, i want to be clear, on deputy attorney general rosenstein's ethics, but i have not heard any of these guys complaining that rosenstein is overseeing this investigation, notwithstanding that mueller is investigating supposedly trump for obstructing the investigation by firing comey, a transaction in which rosenstein is a key player. if there is anybody in this equation that has a screaming conflict of interest, it's rod rosenstein. i haven't heard these guys say a word about that. >> laura: joel, i have to ask you on picks for attorney general. we all have a couple of ideas. what are your ideas?
>> l, i have, uh, a couple of ideas i shared with the president and i will not share them with anyone else. if i share any of my ideas, i will be sharing a conversation with the president. >> laura: can you give us a vowel ? can we do wheel of fortune? forget it. >> there are plenty of great people. >> laura: that's a uncharacteristically vague answer from joe the event of . this is a fun conversation. >> i agree with joe. there's a lot of people out there. >> laura: am i the only one who will give the president any advice -- other than andy and joe and george -- if he ask you, would you take? >> laura, i do not need to be on a signature line.
i'm content to not be in the caption under where it says "u.s. versus." look, george terwilliger and joe digenova have been on the top of every single list of this question every single time i've ever been asked it. boy, could the president ever do a lot worse. >> laura: we got terwilliger on the list. i'm trying to hint around this, andy. you gave it away. you have joe on the list. you have terwilliger on the list. yes, you are. i'm going to make a suggestion. just to throw it out there, you can all criticize and attack. it's fine. i'm going to make a suggestion of chris christie. there are a number of reasons why christie would be good and we might have him out of order if we have a graphic. number one, he has an 18 your personal relationship with the president. they get along, they know each other.
he has already walked through the media fire. he knows what it's like to be in the bright, white spotlight of the new york media, and frankly the national media. i think temperamentally he and trump are similar. they get along as people. they have kind of a similar style. that's not a detriment in this job whatsoever. he was known as a type of nails prosecutor, very well respected by career prosecutors at doj. i think bridge-gates -- i do not think any of that matters with the number of republicans we have in the senate, christie would be confirmed. if the president said this is the guy we want, i think chris christie would get confirmed. i don't think it's much of a problem. i do not think that beach closure is going to knock him out of it, okay? that's my view. joe, give me some thoughts on that. kristi? >> chris christie would be fine. he's experienced, he's smart, he's intelligent.
he would have the full confidence of the president of the united states which to me was missing with the relationship with jeff sessions. the president is entitled to have a full-time attorney general. >> laura: andy mccarthy, what about christie? >> i've had my policy does agreements with him, but no one can question his credentials. i am worried the bridge gates thing would be more of a problem than i think you are calculating, because i think they would try to relitigate that whole thing. >> laura: republicans in the senate aren't going to relitigate it. if the president said, i know him, he's not going to wilt under pressure, he's not going to go, "recusal, recusal, recusal" -- he has a good relationship with mueller. he's not been on tv saying it's a witch hunt. he's been dispassionate in his overall analysis, andy >> yet --
no, look, all of that is true. i think it would be more of a problem than you do in terms of the way it plays out in a confirmation hearing. i think he would do a good job. by the way, his lawyer in bridge gate was christopher wray. >> laura: the tangled tentacles all around. we'll let you go. what do the republicans have in store in the house of representatives with subpoena power, all these very anxious democrats who have been out of power for a while, emoluments clause, business dealings? >> it has the promise of getting really ugly. i think the white house is going, and the administration in general, are going to have to make some very hard decisions want things to fight, when to fight, and how to fight. but they are going to have to fight. >> laura: again, chris
christie is a fighter. anyone who's seen his old press conferences, among the most entertaining. he's really smart. >> that's true. i think it's really important that somebody at the top of the justice department, particularly with these issues cannot be a real prosecutor now. >> laura: who knows how to do it. that was a deficit for jeff sessions for jeff sessions i think is a very nice person. he's phenomenal on so many of the issues that trump cares about and was great -- i love what he's doing on the marijuana thing. i'm with them on that. he is temperament versus real nuts and bolts experience in that regard. >> well, and he had another problem which is the president insists on people who have command presence. that is certainly something which chris christie would bring to the job. with robert mueller spending more than $38 million to produce absolutely nothing by way of
russian collusion, christie would be the perfect overseer of that monstrosity. >> laura: before i let you go, andy, does the mueller investigation -- how do you see it developing at this point with the change of sessions? >> i think it's probably pretty right. i think mueller is towards the end of what he's doing anyway. i think you want a wartime consul consigliere. did i pronounce that right, joe? >> yes, you did. >> laura: have you never watched "the godfather?" fantastic. thank you so much for your insight. will you come back? >> i love you. >> laura: much better than joe and andy. for more on why trump won and how the g.o.p. can do it again, get my paper back.
>> laura: trump's victory and the democrats' rays to defeat. that's the focus of tonight's angle. all things considered, it was a very, very good night for republicans and a major win for donald trump. the president was absolutely tireless on the campaign trail. he stumped for republican senate candidates across the country. trump ignored the advice of people like paul ryan, god bless him, and liberal media consultants in that he followed
his own political instincts. i will say this. those instincts are generally superior to all the so-called pros, many who a few months ago were predicting a big blue wave, which in the senate was more like a wave goodbye for democrats. in the end, the president accurately laid out what this midterm would hinge on. >> this will be the election of the caravan, kavanaugh, law and order, tax cuts, and common sense. that's what it is. >> laura: he couldn't have been more correct. in the end the mother love -- certainly, kavanaugh, he ticked that off, was a huge factor. almost all the democratic senators in tight races who voted against kavanaugh loss. those who suggested the president should've muted his talk about immigration on the
campaign trail -- hello, paul ryan, were simply wrong. most pro-amnesty republicans -- well, they either retired or lost. >> you had some who decided -- let's stay away, let's stay away. they did very poorly. carlos cabela, mike coffman -- too bad, mike. mia love. mia love gave me no love. peter roskam. didn't want to embrace. eric paulson didn't want the embrace. >> laura: why didn't they want the embrace? mia love didn't give me love -- i'm sorry, i'm screaming. it was so funny! they crashed and burned. others like pauline, jeff flake, bob corker, they retired. there were some exceptions. i got to be fair. chris go
, crisco badge attached to the . he wasn't a great campaigner. on the whole, trump a strong immigration policies prove the deciding factor in both the senate and gubernatorial victories. in florida, texas, and in georgia. in florida, for example, voters rated immigration the second most important issue. just a few points behind health care. check it out. three points. these midterms also show that neither political nor hollywood star power paid off in georgia nor in florida. and what the democrats did achieve in these midterms was, welcome a below average pickup. a seat in the house against the party of power. the amazing thing is with all this happening, the democrats still really haven't learned anything. since donald trump defended that big brass escalator in the
tower, they've been trying to cast him as a racist, a homophobe, xenophobe, he's like an art she hunker in a long red tie archie bunker -- you cannot put up with someone like archie bunker today. my friends, the democrats are bereft of real ideas. rather than offering some, they propose socialist style freebies, health care, college, universal pre-k. the democrats once again, by the way, went all in for identity politics in the midterms. they tried to argue that brian kemp in georgia was trying to stop black people from voting? it's ridiculous. they tried to argue ron desantis was some kind of closet racist for questioning gillum's ethics. it went on and on and on. even after they got shellacked in 2016 and lost the senate last night, they are still dealing the race card!
>> he used every race dog whistle, every bigotry he had. >> making overtly bigoted, racist statements, attacking brown people, attacking black people. >> he's going to replace the caravan with -- a black man, elijah cummings, a woman, nancy pelosi. >> the president has enough support and enough places to win big races in states that have large enough rural populations to either of on the offset suburban america. >> laura: it's those racist rural people. how dare the country bumpkins ruin the country for the urbanite relief. when the country rejects the left's race was asian of politics, the democrats write them off altogether. i have a simple question to ask.
how do you build a political movement by hating on basically half of the american people? rather than grapple why this tactic fell flat last night, the media continued the race to the bottom during today's white house news conference. >> on the campaign trail, some you call yourself a nationalist. >> such a racist question! >> there is some people who are saying that the republican party is seen as supporting white nationalists -- >> why do i have my sizable numbers ever with african-americans? why do i have the highest whole numbers ever with african-americans? that such a racist questions -- vehicle have you ever used racist remarks? 's vehicle at one point you told her -- it's just a percent, sir. single digits. >> when you talk about division,
it's people like this that cause division. great division -- point of fact is i've never used a racist remark. that's the point of fact. >> laura: the press was absolutely reprehensible today. i have never seen anything like that. the president is right. rasmussen's tracking poll from october 29th has the president at a 40% approval among black respondents. they can throw out the single digits all they want, let's take -- let's say it's 25%. it's good the president smashed back against these obvious attempts to recast his victory and demonize his supporters. here are the facts: the democrats have lost a two court seats. the senate. and the white house. after two years of protest and nonstop attacks on trump, they emerge from the midterms with no mandate. good going, guys! there is no doubt the president
of course now will have his work cut out for him. he is going to have to recalibrate his approach as the new year begins under democratic house rule. so he would be wise to do a few things. begin to expand his movements beyond where it already is and he's got to adapt to the changing demographics in key states. occasionally he should shift to a more moderate tone while not moderating his policies. he should offer to work with democrats on issues with common concern. which, by the way, he did today! watch. >> i put that statement out on social media about nancy pelosi and a lot of people thought i was being sarcastic or kidding. i think she deserves it. she fought long and hard. a very capable person. nancy pelosi and i can work together and get a lot of things done. >> laura: that was a great moment. sometimes the president might seem to think that showing his humanity or -- i do not want to
say soft, maybe humanity is a sign of weakness. it's not. turning on the charm sometimes, it resonates. especially with female voters. but going forward, the president should urge separate from the tone and how you should come off, should urge mitch mcconnell go full steam ahead of both judges and members of the executive branch. the next supreme court nominee should be chosen without regard to gender, skin color, none of the been counting. it should be only be based on his or her conservative bona fide up. do not let the -- we all know that maxine will takes too far in their favor for payback and the voters will not like it at all. president trump will have to be more creative in advancing his agenda forward. in the meantime, he should feel
really good about what he accomplished, especially since the voters may have unwittingly given that president something he has needed for so long. a clear and worthy opponent. and that's the angle. all right, coming up, who were the biggest losers last night? hollywood, for one. they still haven't gotten the memo. raymond arroyo is here. seen and unseen next. cancer may be tough.
>> laura: time for our seen and unseen segment where we explore some of the big cultural stories of the day. now it could be the biggest hollywood slop ever, maybe since the "ghostbusters" reboot. the political advocacy did not achieve what they hoped. raymond arroyo, "new york times" best-selling author of the just released paperback, "mother angelica." hollywood just had a horrible
night. they accused me of trolling taylor swift, by the way, in the hollywood reporter. i just sent a funny tweet. she's adorable! >> the hollywood community was to turn out the young vote, one of the biggest effort was a star-studded telethon organized by comedian ben glee. jerry lewis had the love network? has reported the other night, the idea was you called in and pledged to vote and a starwood call you back. there was only one problem, no one knew who host pendley was and they barely knew the stars of the phone back. watch. >> we are going into our celebrity phone bank. look at these incredible people. hello, high five. we've got everybody here in the phone back. we got eric griffin. my god. we've got matt smith, everybody. we've got an incredible line appear. hello, everybody, we've got bill bellamy, debra messing, ike
baron holtz. >> debra messing is the only person i recognize. >> laura: i literally was like, joe smith. >> mike brown. needless to say, this effort did not produce much. there was a bump in the youth vote. according to a tufts study, there was an increase. but two-thirds of those were democratic. this is where it fell apart. a third was conservative. there were young conservatives in the mix, which threw off hollywood's intended efforts. >> laura: charlie kirk! may be charlie kirk is on the college campuses. >> the youth vote failed to flip the major races in florida, georgia, texas. actresses julianne moore and rosario dawson there created narrated an ad to try to move voters. >> they created and humanitarian crisis by putting children in
cages. >> they want to imprison these children indefinitely. >> laura: indefinitely! >> so we just take children from every vince's arms keep them we keep them and make sure they are with the adults -- vehicle first of all, they might not be aware of the third branc, it's called the judiciary. they said to settle it in 20 days. maybe we should send them a pocket copy of the constitution! >> this whole effort was organized by a group called we stand united, mark ruffalo, marisa tomei, filmmakers, people in the digital industry, they tell stories that hope move the electorate. they got what they wanted partially. >> laura: will they ever stop politicking? tell me what happened at the israel film festival at beverly hills. that sounds like a fun film festival. >> jason bluhm, the producer of "halloween" and "get out," given
a film award. when he got up, started talking about trump. not only did he like the president, but the president is creating anti-semitism. this crowd did not like it. >> now i'm being physically removed. >> they are yelling, pulling him off the stage for festival says, look and we got security in there to take him away for his own safety. but he picked the wrong crowd. this film festival has long been sponsored by the sheldon -- there must've been a lot of pro-israeli, pro-trump people in the room. i do not like this and civility. when you go up to get a film award and that's with the audience expects, some people
were yelling. it's a film festival, not a political rally! >> laura: we are sick of hearing your physical -- we didn't go to the views to hear your political views. they aren't interesting. that was an interesting moment. they don't think he's anti-semitic, do they? >> before i go, last night we were watching nancy pelosi's news conference and you know's assistant democratic leader jim clyburn standing here behind pelosi didn't crack a smile. it made me think of a song. >> laura: what song? >> ♪ you know i can't smile vehicle you tweeted out, why is jim clyburn not smiling. look what happened. wait till you see. >> a big night for you. back in the majority very soon. should the focus now for democrats be finding more common ground with the president? >> he can't smile without you.
>> laura: i just saw them there and it was after all the coverage -- by the way, great night for fox news. awesome, everybody. great team effort. all the people behind the scenes. the people behind the camera, they are all right. but the people behind the scenes are the best. i was watching, they won the house! looks like he lost his best friend. he also had a shawl collar on. >> i like those sweaters. >> laura: we have to ask tommy if he is pro or anti-shawl collar. >> i haven't seen anybody with a greater opinion of man's good tour than you. >> laura: shawl collars, x ixnay ixnay. and no big turtlenecks. in one postelection press conference with the president, the media revealed they have learned a zippo in the past few years.
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>> laura: a short while ago, the white house announced they are suspending access to cnn reporter jim acosta after some absurd self involved theatrics during the white house news conference. here are some choice moments. >> i wanted to challenge you on one of the statements you made on the tail end of the campaign in the midterms. >> here we go -- >> well, mr. president, that the caravan is an invasion -- >> i consider that. honestly, i think you should let me run the country, you run cnn, if you did it well your ratings would be much better. >> mr. president, let me ask you a question -- >> that's enough. >> the other folks -- pardon me, ma'am. i tell
>> cnn should be ashamed of itself having you work for them. you are a rude, terrible person. you shouldn't be working for cnn. just sit down, please. >> you said the democrats would unleash a wave of violent crime. >> because they very well could. >> what are you pitting americans one another. to be clear, the question is clear. >> sit down. >> you didn't answer my question. the answer down the question is why are you pitting americans against one another -- >> i am not. >> if it's unfair to the country and costing millions of dollars -- >> please, i've answered the question. go ahead -- thank you. i will give you voter suppression. you just have to sit down, please. sit down. i didn't call you. i didn't call you! excuse me, i didn't respond -- i'm talking to this gentleman. excuse me!
excuse me! would you please sit down like make >> thank you, mr. president . >> very hostile. such a hostile media. it's such -- b1 byron york , fox news contributor. and dan bongino, a host dan bongino show. i've got to start with you. have the media learned anything about how trump roles rolls and how he connects with the american people after the disgraceful performance by the reporters in that briefing? >> no, they learned nothing. for the four and a half years i've worked in the white house, i'm sure you are as welcome of "the daily caller" reporter questioning obama while he was making statements and the media lost its mind, how disrespectful, how horrible it was. what you saw today was not a press conference for it what you saw was an interrogation.
what they wanted was not answers but what they wanted was a confession. they came in there convinced donald trump was a fascist, a racist, and a xenophobe, they wanted him to answer. that was the convention. one last thing on this, lara. i do not know what's more embarrassing, jim acosta single-handedly changing the conversation from the democrats' house take over to the conversation about jim acosta? well done, jim. you learned a lot of lessons from that. >> laura: byron, i want to go to you on this. you are a working journalist every day, great column. it seems like a lot of these reporters are really all about -- not me, them. the finger is always pointed back at them. look at me, i'm having my moment, viral, viral, viral. it's embarrassing. it's embarrassing to the country. i want to show this graphic. this is americans saying the media have divided more than
united since trump took office. more to divide, 64%. that's the political morning console pole. who is more divisive here? >> the came before the midtermd it also said does president trump did more to the unite and divide, and they said he did more to divide, but then they said the price, 64%. i think what we said is a perfect example of that. they went overboard on the adversarial thing. chris wallace, who is covered a lot of white houses, college of acosta's performance shameful and he had embarrassed himself. there comes a point where the president of the united states is the president of united states and you are the reporters standing there asking a question. you ask a question, the follow-up, you persist -- >> laura: when neil run -- it was
one question. they went nuts on him. >> he was completely out of lin line. munro got up and interrupted him and obama was completely stunne stunned. >> laura: compared what they are doing now? >> neil munro was completely out of line. perhaps that will happen in the acosta case as well. >> he lost his pass in the white house. no time frame on that. that's the right decision. there has to be some decorum. there is another case -- they are supposed to be facilitating a give-and-take with the president for the american people! you have a president who in the last 24 hours, maybe sometimes i should look at my tone. he says that he should be -- maybe i should work with her. they turned that which is an important moment for our republic into this ridiculous
parade. what about that pbs question to nationalism equates to white nationalism? >> laura: that whole nationalism thing -- my earring file. that whole nationalism thing. the whole nationalism thing has been completely opposed. cnn did put out a statement today, this is what they said. the president's ongoing attacks on the press have gone too far. not only dangerous, disturbingly un-american. while president trump has made it clear he does not respect a free press, he is a sworn obligation to protect it. jim acosta, fellow journalists everywhere, we stand behind him united. dan bongino, again, this is the drumbeat. he's a tyrant, he's an autocrat. he's like putin, stalin, pol pot combined. they been doing this since day one and it just does not resonate. they don't learn. what's the first thing you're going to work on with pelosi. how are you going to get it
done? i would ask that question. go ahead, dan. >> laura, what we witnessed is like an intergalactic cosmic disgrace. americans who work for a living had to be horrified at what they saw if you had happened to witness that life today. you are right. there are so many good questions to ask. how do you feel about it, making permanent the middle-class tax cuts that nancy pelosi complained about because they were not permanent. how about that? how about portions of our health care law click my government interference? how about shooting loans? how about the opioid prices? what answers did we get about we got questions about, mr. trump, are you a racist? will you obstruct justice by firing bob mueller? >> laura: you to go, very quickly. they condemn this obvious punitive action of the
administration and call on it to restore mr. acosta's credentials immediately. byron, the white house is not going to okay his credentials. >> i think somehow acosta had harmed the young woman -- b1 laid his hand on her. look at the tape. >> that's not a very good reason. they could say they were doing it because he was disruptive at this event. there's got to be some sort -- the one i disagree. if this had happened with obama -- >> i do not think he tried to puncher, but she was clearly nervous. that was the wrong thing. >> laura: stay right there. just a short time ago, nancy pelosi formally launched her bid to be the next speaker of the house. but will she be able to fend off the radical leftist heading to
>> i was trying to hang onto the microphone to continue asking the president questions. obviously i didn't put my hands on her and/or touch her as they are alleging and it's unfortunate that the white house is saying this. >> laura: that's all we need to hear from him. cnn, by the way, issued a statement saying that the president's revocation of the press pass was a threat to democracy. byron york, a threat to democracy? it was a melee in there. he might as well taking the podium from the president and done the press conference himself. >> if i'm a member correctly, this actually happened with jim acosta before during the
transition. i think it was a news conference at trump tower and jim acosta treated it as if it were a one on one as if there was nobody else sitting there, nobody was going to ask questions and you do not have a right to ask questions indefinitely of the president of the united states. if you ask your follow-up, it's over. >> laura: you just cannot keep the microphone and these other reporters, like, covering -- what are they calling him? that's unfair. it's a clever pun. >> he likes that microphone. >> laura: i paid for that microphone! let's now talk about nancy pelosi. she was treated with kid gloves as you guys pointed out during the break, dan, they are asking her, tell us how great all these new women are that got elected. what's your favorite color kind of press conference from her. she played a pretty nice and pretty down the middle, different from jerry nadler who was on the -- rattling off all
the investigations he's going to undertake according to mollie hemingway's piece today. >> i read the mollie hemingway piece. i encourage everyone to do so. jerry nadler gave an interview to the entire car of the nacelle at heading to d.c. let me tell you, laura, i've done this before talking a little bit too loud, so i know what jerry nadler is going through. this impeachment thing that nadler allegedly said, this will be a goal number one, think about this. you have upwards to 12-15 democrats who just won on the kind of hopy-changey stuff. how do you think that's going to go over when they have to go on the record on impeachment, for instance, steve russell's seat in oklahoma city that they just won that's like r+6. >> the polls are showing that
people do not want the impeachment style. >> do you know who really get that? nancy pelosi gets that. you saw the answer that they are going be very careful and take it step-by-step. she knows if they overplayed their hand, they'll lose all these deeds. >> russia was not a midterm on the issue in the midterms. we saw the exit polls say that 54 of >> laura: immigration number two issue in the state of florida. only behind health care by three points. interesting. guys, fantastic. great to have you on. tonight's last fight is from a republican woman in california making history, though. you might have never heard of it. certain first don't count. coming up.
♪there's a me no one knows ♪waiting to be set free so, what's the empty suitcase for? the grand prize trophy ♪i was born to be somebody >> laura: at sam for the last bite. the mainstream media is fawning over the more than 85 woman elected to congress. that is kind of a cool thing. they are forgetting a republican who is also making a first.
>> as you know i am an immigrant from south korea. i have a unique perspective and to what it means to be an american, to live the american dream. >> laura: i want to have her on. maybe she'll come on tomorrow. phenomenal. what a great story. beautiful, well-spoken, and a credible first. just elected to congress, that's in california's 39th district. a blue state come a red victory. that is all the tab we have. shannon bream any fox news in night team take it next. shannon. >> shannon: i feel like it could be friday. i can catch my breath. there's so much news. well, nice job executing. thank you very much. hello, welcome to "fox news at night.." i am back in washington where we begin with a fox news alert. the white house launching aggressive news in the wake of a midterm election after historic gains in the senate. on a night