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[laughter] heather: the woman barely leaving a dent in the table, browns beat the bills 19-16, that wraps up this hour of first first fox, happy veterans day to all of our vets and families, "fox & friends first" continues right now. >> it is veterans day, monday november 11th, impeachment push, clear focus of democrats as we await the first public hearings. jillian: big question this morning, will the whistleblower come out from behind closed doors to testify in front of the american people, back in washington live. >> i don't want to see anybody in the room have to wait like that because of a single-payer system which the va system. >> i'm the former chairman of the committee of veterans affairs, ii know a little bit about the issue. >> there's a failure there.
rob: back and forth with a veteran that challenged him to defend his healthcare plan. jillian: honor our nation's heros at new york city veterans day. rob: "fox & friends first" continues right now. ♪ ♪ jillian: good veterans day to you, thank you to all servicemen and women out there. rob: big parade in fifth av. jillian: yeah. rob: thanks for getting up early today, you will take a live look at capitol hill where impeachment testimonies will begin this week, democrats
controlling the process but republicans have made a wish list of their own and want several witnesses to take the stand including the whistleblower who sparked the inquiry? jillian: live from washington with what's on the dock this week, good morning, garrett. >> republicans have at least 14 people they want to hear from in the public hearings but top democrats are already dismissing that request, on sunday the chairman of the democratic caucus at king joffreys tweeted house republican cover-up caucus want sham witnesses to testify, my two sense, get lost. the witnesses democrats are likely to reject include the whistleblower, hunter biden and business partner david or -- archer and nelly ohr and alexander chalupa, only a handful of the gop's witnesses expected to be approved by the democrats specifically witness who is have already testified behind closed doors such as
former national security council official tim morrison, ukraine kirk volker and david hale. >> here is my test, my test is do these witnesses have important information, knowledge or evidence about the president's conduct, and if it passes the test, we should call them, sure. >> that's not good enough for the president and his allies, who are demanding to hear from the whistleblower directly. on sunday morning futures, senator lindsey graham says without that impeachment has no chance if it makes it to the republican controlled senate. >> it's impossible to bring this case forward in my view fairly without us knowing who the whistleblower is and having a chance to cross examine them, so if they don't call the whistleblower in the house, this thing is dead on arrival in the senate.
>> the public testimony and impeachment inquiry kicks off wednesday when we will hear from ambassador bill taylor and george kent before u.s. ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch testifies thursday. rob: american isis fighter captured overseas being sent back to the united states, the nation of turkey say it is unnamed american was deported overnight, it's not clear when the person was caught, turkey has promised to send back captured fighters to their home countries, the announcement comes two days before turkey's president meets with president trump at the white house. jillian: a man who lost wife and son during cartel ambush in méxico is speaking out for the first time. >> toughest thing was saying good-bye, it definitely was saying good-bye to two innocent lives cut short and vibrant wife
that lived life till its fullest. >> losing wife dona gun controlled shot up suv, 13-year-old son devin survives the attack hiding siblings before walking 14 miles for help, devin sharing mother's final words. >> get down, she was trying to pray to the lord. >> cartel gunmen killed 9 and six of them were children. rob: all right, 2020 hopeful bernie sanders struggles to answer a question of veterans, veterans question about medicare for all during a contentious rally in iowa. >> i don't want to see anybody in this room have to wait like that because of a single-payer system, which the va is, who is paying the bill. >> well, in the case of the va the government is paying 100% of the bills.
i'm the former chairman of the committee of veterans affair so i know a little bit about the issue. >> well, there's a failure there. rob: talked about waiting years, the vermont senator also failing to answer how he plans to pay for his healthcare bills. >> 2020 democrats don't seem to be too concerned with the possibility of billionaire michael bloomberg entering the race. >> it's funny to me that all of a sudden, when the billionaires feel threatened then they want to jump into this presidential race. >> i don't think you waltz and say, instead of saying i'm good enough to be president, your argument is the other people aren't good enough. >> we say to michael bloomberg and other billionaires, sorry, you ain't going to buy this election. >> 25% of likely democratic primary voters dislike the former new york mayor.
♪ ♪ rob: all right, today the president will make history by becoming the first ever president to attend the new york city veterans day parade. >> that's right, jackie ibañez joins us live with a preview. good morning, jackie. >> very historic and exciting day ahead to honor nation's veterans in the big apple, the president will kick off annual parade in manhattan, 10:30 a.m. morning eastern time and lay wreath at eternal light memorial, they will not march in parade which will draw more than 25,000 participants including veterans, active duty military personnel and supporters, veterans have extended invitation to the sitting president for 25 years now but president trump is the first one to accept the invitation, during his time in the oval office the president has been making veterans a big priority, under the trump administration, veterans have had the lowest employment rate since the year
2000, there's been annual military pay increase, private healthcare options have expanded, the va accountability office has been created and mental healthcare for transitioning service members is available. veterans are acknowledging the president's efforts, pew research center polls says 57% approve of president trump's leadership and back in washington today vice president mike pence will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and give remarks at arlington national cemetery to mark veterans day, rob, jillian. jillian: big shake-up, lsu solidifying thanks to a huge 46 to 41 win over alabama, ohio state brian, clemsen jump today number 3, alabama falls down to number 4 and georgia is fifth giving sec top teams.
rob: giant american flag military members on the field ahead of veterans day and highlights as well. 183 all purpose yards, powering the vikings through 28-24 win over the cowboys. the titans rallying in the final minute to stun the chiefs. >> and he's across for the touchdown for over time. >> tennessee wins the game 35 to 32 and the falcons score score the upset of the day, shocking the saints 26-9 and the steelers defense overwhelms the rams in their win 17-12.
jillian: just about 10 minutes after the hour, american families fleeing méxico after a cartel gunned down women and children in a violent ambush. so is this a sign we need to tighten border security? rob: ron say it is crisis is very real and way too close to our southern border, he's calling on congress to act, that's coming up next. >> focus required over comes pain and overcomes all finds of problems that occur. jillian: putting the extra time to teach veterans a special skill, we are coming right back on monday morning. ♪ ♪
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their parents, 2 years the president announced end to daca sparking long series of challenges. rob: trump administration consideration hiking fee of citizenship application, up to a thousand 170. also 50-dollar fee for asylum applications, dhs says without increase in funding the agency would be short more than a billion dollars annually, the plan is scheduled to be published on the federal register this thursday. jillian: following brutal slang of 9 americans by mexican cartel, the mormon community fleeing to united states. rob: former acting ice director ron, sir, thanks for coming on, i want to pull up numbers, 35,000, almost 36,000 murders in
méxico, the first half of this year is the worst that they've seen since they've been keeping record, 1997, comparable records were being kept, the country of 125 million, third the size of the country sees as many as 100 killings per day nationwide, what do the numbers tell you? >> well, we talk about -- we talk a lot about the immigration context as it relates to the border but there's real violence going on, perpetrated by the carels who are trying to bring pois bonn the united states and who could blame the family for leaving, this is absolute tragedy, babies were killed in their hometown, right near their hometown, when we talk about the border, you to understand that these threats are not just in immigration context, human trafficking, we have to secure the border, we have to give the american people what they want which is a secure border and immigration system that has integrity. jillian: a lot of the killings and the things that we talk about, the drugs, everything
going on, just south of our border, a lot of that has been going on for a long time as you know, unfortunately sometimes it takes a tragedy in order to open people's eyes, what do you see happening going forward now that the unthinkable awful tragedy has happened in méxico, do you think this is going to change the conversation going forward or do you think it's still going to be a battle with securing the border? >> i hope it does, i hope this family gets justice, that's one of the priorities that both governments should have but people need to realize that border is a dangerous place, i spent 33 years in my career on the border and the traffic flows but also danger about criminal cartels trying to bring drugs in the united states, the human trafficking, we need to secure the border, we need to provide the resources and the authorities for the border patrol agents and ice officers that are out there doing tremendous job, but they need help, they need congress to engage. rob: ron, what did you think of president obrador's response to killings in sonora state, the
killings of his americans, response was essentially, violence towards them is not the answer. jillian: hugs, not bullets. rob: what did you make of that response? >> it's good news, bad news, he's helping on the mexican southern border, they are doing things on the northern border to help with the flow, hug wills not make this work, they have to take it to these cartels, they are to give the citizens in méxico what we all -- what they deserve, safety and security. jillian: ron, let's talk about something going on in maryland right now because ice is slamming maryland officials for releasing an undocumented immigrant that was accused of child molestation and you know the argument about ice continues a lot of democrats want to abolish the agency altogether, you know, are we getting a preview here of what the country would look like if that happened? >> this shouldn't be, montgomery county, since the summer has had 10 people arrested for sex crimes that happened to be in
the country illegally as well and that was just after the county executive announced the sanctuary city policy or sanctuary jurisdiction policy, this is lawlessness, protecting criminals who come to the country illegally is bad for that community, those officials and those politicians took an oath to protect this country, to protect their citizens and allowing criminals to go free after they know that they're in the country illegally when ice files detainer to take them into country, it's lawlessness that should stop and the people in montgomery county should protest against policies that endanger the community that they are supposed to be protecting. >> ron, thank you so much for your time. jillian: thank you. >> thank you. rob: 18 minutes after the hour, the medal of honor presented to some of our nation's bravest heros and the country came together to recognize their service at a very special event. >> the medal of honor to me represents the very best of who we are in the country, you see
my name is on it and it doesn't belong to me, anyone that's ever served, there's a piece of them on this medal. jillian: carley shimkus takes us behind the scenes of this year's medal of honor convention, this is something that you don't want to miss, we will be right back. i saved hundreds on my car insurance when i switched to geico. and this is how it made me feel. it was like that feeling when you go to
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changed their lives, what a great assignment. carley: medal of honor is the nation's highest and rarest military award, it's not every day you get to meet one recipient but recent convention in tampa, florida brought 46 together, each hero put their life on the line during different set of unthinkable circumstances, all of them say the same thing, they were just doing their jobs. >> i am so proud to be be able to say that i salute you for your bravery, you have made america more strong and more free, god bless you, guys. [applause] >> medal of honor to me represents the very best of who we are as a country, my name is on it but it doesn't belong to me. to anyone that's ever served, there's a piece of them on this medal. >> when i read your story i was blown away, what your body went through, how anyone could survive that, tell us what happened that day? >> we were surrounded by 10,000 of the enemy, within the first
hour i was wounded from exploding rocket, i found out after i landed and tried to get up that i couldn't walk, i remember saying if i'm going to die, i'm not going to die in the bunker. >> in the name of congress the medal of honor staff sergeant david g.belavilla. >> president trump allowed me to take troops on the stage and that was the most incredible thing to be able to share that, special thing to do together. >> he left into the bullets and fired back at the end my without even thinking, the insurgence, he just took over, david took over. >> you say that it was a team effort but the president is really putting this on your heroism. >> well, you know, god bless the president and that's very kind, it's a great metaphor for life, you know, we are unified, we are together, it's never a personal relationship with the medal of honor until you have it and when you receive it you're just
constantly around guys that you read about, respect and it's like meeting avengers. carley: what led to you receiving that award in 1945? >> i received the medal of honor as a result of action on the island. we were a reserve just in case they would need us, never thinking that they would but because of the number of casualties that we had the first day and that evening, they announced that we were going in. i would have never done what i have done in these 74 years if i had not been for the medal of honor. carley: wow, talking to all of them is an experience that i will never forget and my maintaining away is that they are so humble. i asked each of them how they feel about being described as a
hero and all of them said the same thing, not me, the real heros are the ones that lost their lives in battle, so incredible display of patriotism and -- >> you ask every veteran and they always say the same thing, it's not about me but it's about them. rob: some of the stories are unbelievable. carley: absolutely. thanks, guys, appreciate it. jillian: it is 26 minutes after the hour, adam schiff trying to shut down the republicans' witness wish list as impeachment inquiry goes public this week, but can the president get a fair trial? that debate is coming up next. >> instead of that saying that to me they should have been saying to the president, not asking me to join them on their side bar plan. rob: this is the real story nikki haley accusing top aides of plotting behind the president's back who she said approached her with a plan to, quote, save the country
jillian: good morning, welcome back, a look at top headlines starting with fox news alert, american isis fighter captured overseas being sent back to the u.s., turkey says the unnamed american was deported overnight, the country has promised to send captured fighters back to their home country. rob: today law enforcement officers from around the country will honor police detective killed in line of duty, jorge del rio shot during federal drug raid in dayton, ohio last week and died from injuries days later. public memorial will be held at the university of dayton arena today, funeral is tomorrow. jillian: and today president trump will make history becoming the first ever president to attend new york city's veterans day parade, he will kick off 100th annual parade in madison square park in manhattan before laying wreath at eternal light
memorial. rob: house intel chairman adam schiff, democrat, refuse to go approve the republican's impeachment witness list which includes pretty big names likenner biden and the whistleblower -- like hunter biden and the whistleblower himself, here to debate kevin. >> good morning. rob: the republican's wish list, if we can pull it up there, hunter biden on the left side, big one is kevin archer, nelly ohr, do you think any of those
will be allowed to testify? >> i think some of them will be allowed to testify specifically some of the ones that adam schiff and the committee have interviewed that have been part of the administration, but look, adam schiff has a very strategic goal in mind for this, and that is to control the conversation to keep the focus on president trump and keep a very negative spotlight on what's going on, so the fact that he's able to deny the republicans' request for certain witnesses and to bring up that testimony, he's going to couch that as, oh, without, not within the scope of the inquiry but what he's trying to do control the narrative around this to make sure there's publicity on president trump as possible. rob: kevin, let's listen to lindsey graham from yesterday. >> i consider any impeachment of the house that doesn't allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid because without the whistleblower complaint we wouldn't be talking about any of this.
rob: your response to that, kevin. >> to me it would be like unmasking deep throat in 1974 when at this point it really is irrelevant who the whistleblower is because the story that the whistleblower has put forward has been corroborated by multiple officials now, so at this point it's pretty clear that there seemed to be a quid pro quo there and i think what you're going to see a lot of the gop members of the house during the inquiry, they are going to basically try to distract and create chaos and make it like it's a partisan show, but i don't think the whistleblower identity is that important at this point because of the testimony that we've gotten from -- rob: absolutely. adam schiff sent this to representative devin nunes, lauren, i want to respond, will not hold as vehicles for members to carry out the shame sham investigations into the binds or redunk conspiracies about 2016 u.s. election interference that
president trump pressed ukraine to conduct as personal benefit. do you think it's a bit partisan that adam schiff is not curious about that at all? >> yeah, i think that the biden, the whole controversy deserves a good spotlight especially since we are considering vice president biden to be possibly president, right, he's actively campaigning, so i think that there does need to be a good look at that and call it debunked is a little premature. rob: kevin, what's your perspective on that, joe biden could be the next president of the united states, his son had this big job with no experience, how do you just turn away and not look at that? >> well, it should be looked at and it will be looked at i believe as part of this entire process, you know, this investigation -- rob: do you think they will let hunter biden come on and talk, i don't think they are going to.
>> i don't think so. i think adam schiff said that hunter biden, he wasn't interested in hearing him talk and even nelly ohr with fusion gps which i believe is out of the scope which goes back to steele dossier. back to 2016, no, i don't think hunter biden will testify but, look, it is fair game, i think that the investigation was at the point the prosecutor was fired, it was already dormant but it is fair game and i don't think there's much there, though. rob: we shall see about that. all right, kevin, lauren, thank you so much for your time, appreciate it. >> all right, thank you. jillian: fight against isis in syria, more than 500 troops will remain on the ground keeping pressure on the terror group. >> the footprint will be small but the objective will remain the same. jillian: president trump recently approved expanded military mission to secure oil fields in eastern syria after originally ordering a complete
troop withdrawal. former un ambassador nicky hailing detailing an alleged conspiracy to undermine beth, in her new memoir she blasts former white house chief of staff john kelly and former secretary of state rex tillerson for trying to recruit her to stop the president. >> it should have been go tell the president what your differences are and quit if you don't like what he's doing but to undermine a president is really a very dangerous thing and it goes against the constitution and goes against what the american people want. >> john kelly denies hailey's claims saying he gave the president the best legal and ethical advice, rex tillerson has not responded. memorial open for veterans day, the eternal wreath's memorial opened today, honor 4,000 officers, crews and 65 submarines lost at sea.
rob: all right, you might not believe this but forget cybermonday, today is the world's busiest online shopping day of the year. jillian: i can't believe i haven't heard about that, tracee carrasco from sister network fox business with more on the 24-hour frenzy known as single's day. >> probably the reason that you haven't heard of it's not happening in the u.s. but this is bigger than cybermonday, bigger than black friday, it is 24-hour shopping frenzy put on by chinese e-commerce giant alibaba, 11-11 also known as single's day, shopping day for also shoppers in other countries like argentina and russia, some 200,000 brands going on sale, 500,000 shoppers expected to participate in this day and as far as sales go, we have seen them going up by about 25% in the first 9 hours bringing in about $23 billion looking at numbers now we are hearing somewhere around $31 billion for
this 24-hour day and the ritual has really become an indicater of how the chinese consumer health is doing, so very interesting shopping event. it was so big this year they also had a gala, live streaming gala with taylor swift. jillian: wow. [laughter] jillian: many people will be thanking veterans but dunkin doughnut is doing their part. >> sweet salute to those who have served the country, those currently serving the country as well, you can go to any participating dunkin location across the country and get your free doughnut, any doughnut of your choice, no purchase necessary and this is part of a bigger operation that dunkin is doing to support those serving our country, they've donated 300,000 pounds of coffee to troops overseas, so a nice move by dunkin. jillian: as always we thank all veterans out there for their service. rob: i'm supporting the system.
>> absolutely wild video here, two people are dead after red porshe slammed into second floor of office building, you can see the red sports car inside of massive hole in tom's river new jersey, police say the driver was speeding and lost control, look at this, that's the image that really tells a story, speeding and lost control before hitting median and embankment senting it high, the driver and passenger both killed, nobody else was hurt. uber ceo is trying to walk back comments about the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi, during an interview with axios dara said the death was a mistake and doesn't mean, though, that it can be forgiven, after ward the uber chief called
axios to change story when it comes to jamal khashoggi his murder should not be forgotten or excuse, the murder was ored by the saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman. >> as the nfl honors america's heros in veterans day, one writer thinks it's propaganda, rip it is annual tribute claiming the nfl is cashing in and using veterans day for branding, brian specifically pointing to the camouflage gear on the sidelines and how the league use today charge for field ceremonies. in turn continues to be engaged in a staggering level of hypocrisy. hollywood a-listers gather for the people's choice award,
singer pink miking a fiery speech while accepting the champion's award. >> i don't care about your politics, i care about your kids, i care about decency and humanity and kindness, stop fighting each other and help each other, get together with your friends and change. jillian: comedian kevin hart making first public appearance since devastating car accident accepting the comedy act of the year award. >> thank god because i definitely don't have to be here. being that i am, it makes me appreciate life even more, makes me appreciate the things that really matter, family, i truly want to thank you guys for being there for me in my difficult car. jillian: country music singer performing her new song club.
♪ ♪ jillian: and then this moment that had a lot of people buzzing, actress jennifer aniston winning the icon award. rob: her and maconahey. warnings in effect across the midwest, heavy snow and brutal cold. jillian: sounds exciting. janice dean. it's that time of year but seems early. janice: it's early, we will break records, make sure that you have warm-weather clothing. rob: i will buckle up. janice: i'm concerned about rob, 29 chicago, it is coming, arctic cold front and we have temperatures 36-degree difference in rapid city, we
will feel record cold over the next 24 to 36 hours along the front some snow, measurable snow and we have winter weather advisories stretching from the rockies towards the plains and interior northeast, new york city you could see snowflakes tomorrow afternoon, just saying, the future radar going across the northeast, on the backside of this, that's where we could get a little bit of snow as you take a look there but it won't be, it'll melt, it will give us a taste of what's to come. all right? rob: are we talking about teens and 20's? >> windchills. rob: time to turn the heather on. janice: christmas is coming. jillian: it is, my goodness. [laughter] jillian: time to check out with steve doocy. >> i actually brought my winter coat today because the weather people kind of freaked me out over the weekend, so i'm prepared. thank you for asking, hey, coming up, we were out in the green room area and some of the
backstage on the other side of studio f doors we have a very special veterans day studio audience, all active duty and retired vets with us today to talk about challenging facing america's military and we have a great program, we've got the army band, the military band is going to be with us, also some great guests including mike roe, joey jones, the president's press secretary joining us live plus "fox & friends" ceremony as 12 men and one women take the pledge of allegiance, take the oath to become u.s. citizens, it's never happened on this program live before, it will today, anyway, we will go out and meet the folks on the other side of the door here in about 12 minutes, all right. "fox & friends first" with rob and jillian continues right after this.
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jillian: good morning you, as the nation honors veterans fox news is hosting a job fair for those who bravely served our country. 5 veteran-owned and operated businesses will all be on fox square all day. rob: pretty cool, joining us now with a sneak peek abbey, good morning to you. >> good morning, you guys, yes, like you mentioned it is veterans day today, about 25% of service member who is make the transition into civilian life each year are interested in starting a business, we have a few of them on fox square today and i'm with two of the organizers of the event matt and misty, dynamic duo, guys, thank you so much for joining us today. can you tell us a little bit about what started this event?
>> well, i think the most important thing that we want to see veterans succeed in business with everything when they do their post military transition, so entrepreneurships is part of veterans day is an important thing. >> you're a veteran yourself, thank you for your service, what is it about the values of veterans that make this possible? >> ic a lot of the things that people learn in the military translate very well to business success afterwards and that's why veterans start businesses and run businesses. >> misty, you are not a veteran but you are so involved in this business fair and you do a lot on your own as well, what inspired you? >> you know, i've been working with veterans for over 10 years, veterans are a short bet when it comes to ownership. i think the biggest thing is they continue their service through their business so that they hire people, they create economic change within our communities and that's what i love serving the veterans as well. >> what company are you guys most excited to interact today?
>> actually most of the companies are military family grads, veteran women guiding spirit of entrepreneurship and a few of the other programs, look, i'm excited of eating a hot dog, playing roller is always good, as a person that owns 200 pairs of shoes -- >> you own 200 pairs of shoes? [laughter] >> she was one of our women veteran businesses of the year, a few years back and so one of the things that we like to do is highlight the veterans come from every walk of life, last nearly 45 years, they volunteered to serve and they come from everywhere, it's nice to see them, we also want to make sure that we have a certified logo in product packaging and they can identify those as veteran-owned company and providing us product and hopefully we can have that happen. >> incredible thing you guys are doing and very much looking forward to being on fox square
♪ where the stars and stripes and the eagle flies. jillian: welcome back. honor those who serve today. a volunteer is going the extra mile by teaching veterans a skill. rob: how you can contribute. >> in the tiny town of odessa, delaware, in an old ambulance garage, you will find one of the most unusual and generous programs for u.s. military veterans. >> once they are finished here, they can write their ticket anywhere. >> sam cannon former police officer injured on the job fell into watch making. veterans watch maker initiative to teach this art to veterans. especially disabled ones. >> we design this gold handle anything from a wheelchair to a track chair to a sports chair to anything if between. >> full course takes up to 16 months. are youly 2300 hours of instruction. the cost to the veterans? >> absolutely nothing. they pay for nothing. no tools, no books, nothing.
>> a marine veteran who deployed to iraq is one of the first to graduate. >> second hardest thing i have ever done was complete the course. >> because of the piece associated with this project, the focus required overcomes pain. it overcomes all kinds of problem that occur. they can sit here and focus on this quarter size unit and the world goes away. >> kelly deployed to afghanistan while in the army. >> this is like a therapy for me, almost. i feel like compare this to what i did therapy and just a sense of peace that i have here and belonging. it's phenomenal. it's really changing my life. >> a 501 c 3 charitable organization. if you are a veteran who radio like to explore the program or make a donation check out website veterans watch maker's initiative.org. >> take a look at this. >> fox news.
>> really cool. jillian: happy veterans day to everyone out there who has served or continues to serve. rob: big parade and the president will be there fifth avenue in new york city. "fox & friends" starts right thought. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ steve: good morning, everybody. ♪ ♪ steve: how are you? brian: how are you doing? great to see you. steve: welcome, everybody,