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(vo) ask your healthcare provider if ozempic® is right for you. supreme court showdown. the brand-new twist. the deal to delay the vote. an fbi investigation of brett kavanaugh under way right now one day after christine blasey ford's riveting testimony saying brett kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. the senator who may have been swayed by this dramatic confrontation in an elevator. >> what you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit in the supreme court. this is not tolerable. >> we're going to hear from one of those women this morning. it's an abc news exclusive. president trump ordering the fbi into action while voicing same time acknowledging blasey
ford's credibility. >> i thought her testimony was very compelling. >> how the investigation into her claims will proceed. also breaking overnight, killer tsunami. the earthquake that sent a wall of water smashing into this island obliterating everything in its path. hundreds dead and the death toll rising this morning. and new chapter. >> i'm free. >> this is paula's last day anchoring "weekend gma," and we're going to take a look back at some of the memorable moments. >> what's up. >> and we'll be making a big announcement about our new team. she's feeling fragile. hey, good morning. dan harris here alongside mr. whit johnson and also paula faris, so we have breaking news this morning. and we also have some sad news. this is your last day here on "weekend gma." >> it is. i'm going to try to hold it together. what did i just tell you right
before we came on the air. i'm feeling a little -- >> fragile. >> could you please be nice to me? just this last morning. >> whit can be nice to you. >> i will do that. i've never seen her be nice to you, though. that's the biggest question. >> what. >> just remember the tissues are over there, i might need them. okay? we do have a lot of news to get to. >> we do. we'll have a proper send-off for paula who we love coming up but let's start here with the head-spinning developments in the vicious, vicious fight over supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh. >> the latest twist, a stunning reversal by republican senator jeff flake saying before he can vote to confirm kavanaugh, he wants a one-week delay to allow for an fbi investigation into allegations of sexual assault. >> boy, has this all been wild, flake's turnaround. it came shortly after this extraordinary encounter. it was all captured on live television. two women, survivors of sexual assault, cornering a speechless flake in that elevator imploring him to listen and look them directly in the eye as they detailed their sexual assaults. >> and this morning the president has now ordered that
one-week fbi investigation but so many questions remain. what will they find and will all sides be satisfied? senator chris coons is standing by. we're going to talk to him live in just moments. first, though, we have team coverage starting with abc's terry moran on capitol hill. terry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. what extraordinary developments these have been and what they've done is plunge brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination into turmoil but also given him a chance to have his name cleared by the fbi, and they happened in the most dramatic fashion. at the last minute in the judiciary committee after those two american citizens confronted the senator and that senator then went and talked to other senators, and they did something we don't see much around washington these days, they compromised. just moments after announcing his support for judge kavanaugh, senator jeff flake was confronted in an elevator on capitol hill by two tearful women. >> you're telling me that my assault doesn't matter, that what happened to me doesn't matter and that you're going to let people who do these things
into power. that's what you're telling me when you vote for him. >> what you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit in the supreme court. this is not tolerable. >> reporter: the sexual assault survivors, ana maria archila and maria gallagher, imploring the republican senator from arizona to take a stand. >> i need to go to the hearing. i just issued a statement. i'll be saying more as well. >> reporter: after that drama played out on live tv, committee republicans were eager to get to business. >> there's simply no reason to deny judge kavanaugh a seat on the supreme court on the basis of evidence presented to us. >> reporter: as some democrats walked out in protest, others refused to back down on their calls for the fbi to investigate the sexual assault allegations against kavanaugh. >> i look at it this way, if we want to show dr. ford respect, we give her the respect of having her case heard and the evidence looked at. >> reporter: 30 minutes later another plea, this time from
flake's close colleague, delaware democrat chris coons. >> this committee has failed. >> reporter: a short time la le. when they return two hours later, flake dropped a last-minute bipartisan bombshell. he says he'll vote yes on kavanaugh but only if the fbi is allowed to investigate first. >> i have been speaking with a number of people on the other side, and i think it would be proper to delay the floor vote for up to but not more than one week. >> reporter: the unexpected twist putting pressure on republicans. flake's vote is crucial in confirming kavanaugh, but after a busy afternoon of negotiations with flake and senior republican senators, majority leader mitch mcconnell emerging onto the senate floor last night claiming to have reunited his party. >> 100% of the republican conference supports proceeding to the kavanaugh nomination. >> reporter: the nomination will move forward towards a vote, but the fbi also has been given one
week to investigate the allegations against kavanaugh. and now kavanaugh's high school friend, mark judge, has agreed to cooperate with law enforcement. kavanaugh's accuser christine blasey ford has said judge was an eyewitness when kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s. >> both brett and mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. they seemed to be having a very good time. >> reporter: kavanaugh has vehemently denied all the allegations against him. dr. christine blasey ford released a statement last night through her lawyers saying she welcomes an fbi investigation as she did during her sworn testimony. she also said she didn't think there should be any artificial limits imposed as to time or scope on this investigation. guys. >> terry, speaking of that investigation, it is supposed to be limited in scope and time. do we know exactly what that means, and will it involve only dr. ford's allegations or also the allegations of the two other women who have made claims against kavanaugh? >> reporter: well, one thing is clear. it'll be one week, so it'll be limited in time to one week.
that's what the deal is. as to scope, the judiciary committee said they want to limit it to credible allegations. senator flake said current allegations. what they're concerned about is more stuff coming over the transom that would delay and extend this, but it seems right now that it would be dr. ford's allegation, deborah ramirez's allegation and perhaps not julie swetnick's allegation. guys. >> all of that to be determined. >> yeah. >> all right. terry, thank you. but regardless where you fall on this issue, it was nice to see two senators compromise. >> that's right. >> we're going to be speaking with senator coons in a moment. we have seen that powerful exchange between senator flake and several sexual assault survivors on that elevator and moments ago i spoke with one of the women, ana maria archila. and ana joins us now. thank you so much for being here this morning. you went to jeff flake's office yesterday morning. you spot him in the elevator. what's going through your mind as you're imploring him to open an investigation? >> i had just found out that jeff flake was getting ready to
support the nomination of brett kavanaugh to the supreme court, and i was enraged and afraid and in pain for what that meant, the message that it sent to my children, to women and people who have been sharing their stories of surviving sexual violence, and i wanted him to hear that pain. >> ana, you're wearing a shirt that says be a hero and we know that senator flake had pretty much already made up his mind. what role do you think you played in getting him to change it? >> i think that that interaction that he had with maria and i in the elevator was significant, but it was only significant because thousands of people had shared their stories. >> ana, once this fbi investigation has concluded, will you accept the results however the senate votes on it even if that's in favor of kavanaugh? >> i think that brett kavanaugh
has demonstrated that he has -- he's willing to lie under oath. he's unable to take responsibility for the harm he has caused, and i think that that makes him unfit to serve on the supreme court. but i think the country deserves a process that allows people to gain trust, and having an investigation creates the possibility for that process. >> all right, ana, as you said, you'll continue to fight and you'll continue to be an activist and for so many in the country you'll continue to be a hero. we want to thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> it goes to show the power of showing up, looking your senator in the eye and expressing your concerns and that's what can happen. >> democracy at work. we're going to turn now to the senator who was instrumental in cutting that deal with jeff flake to delay the final vote on brett kavanaugh. it all started with this scene right here. senator flake tapping his
colleague, chris coons, on the shoulder, and senator coons, the democrat from delaware, is with us now. senator, good morning to you. >> good morning, dan. great to be on with you. >> thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. so, take us inside that conversation inside that room with senator flake. do you think he would have agreed to negotiate with you had he not been confronted in the elevator by those sexual assault survivors? >> well, i think there's several heroes in the story, ana and maria are among many, but they are important in principle among those many survivors who have come forward and shared their stories with us, the senators who serve on the judiciary committee, and my friend, jeff flake, listened to his heart and listened to their concerns and to his doubts and came to an agreement for a one-week limited in time and scope investigation of the credible allegations against judge kavanaugh. i think that was significant. >> so if the fbi comes back and says, okay, we found no evidence of any sexual misconduct, would that satisfy you, and would you be able to then go on to vote to
confirm judge kavanaugh? >> that would satisfy me if they cleared judge kavanaugh's name, and i would be grateful for that contribution by the fbi. i decided i would vote against judge kavanaugh based on his legal theories and his jurisprudence before dr. ford's disturbing allegations ever came forward, but i do think it would make a critical difference in the final votes of several undecided senators, both republican and democrat. >> do you think it would allow him to take his seat on the supreme court in a way that would be untainted and that would pull back what we're hearing our sort of incipient calls for impeaching him if he gets confirmed? >> i think there's two things that could happen here, first, it can help heal the senate which is bitterly divided over judge kavanaugh's nomination, second, you a're right, it could help judge kavanaugh move forward with less of a cloud over him or it could make it
clearer he is unfit to serve. that's the point of having facts put in front of the senate. >> does judge kavanaugh have good reason to be disgusted with the way he was treated by your fellow democrats on the judiciary committee given that we know that senator feinstein knew about the allegation from dr. blasey ford weeks ago, weeks and weeks ago and yet did not ask the judge about it when she met with him privately and then the allegations mysteriously leaked at the 11th hour. we saw him. he was extremely angry when he testified the other day in front of your committee. is he not justified in that anger? >> judge kavanaugh was extremely angry. he was also very partisan and very sharp in his attacks on democrats in the committee. i know that senator feinstein did not leak dr. ford's letter. she was respecting her request for confidentiality. i don't know who leaked the letter, and i do think some grave concern and some upset about how late in the process the letter came forward is justified, but i also think it's critical that we listen to survivors of assault and to give their credible allegations the
investigation they deserve. >> senator chris coons from delaware, we really appreciate you joining us on a saturday mornin >> thank you. >> senator chris coons there playing the key role in this bipartisan compromise. >> it's just so refreshing to see two senators really compromise and i hope as he says, it gives our country some form of closure and we can move forward. >> that is the hope moving forward, but, you know, hanging over all of this, of course, is the role of the white house and overnight president trump signaling confidence, ongoing confidence in his supreme court nominee tweeting, judge brett kavanaugh will someday be recognized as a truly great justice. >> and, dan, the comments coming shortly after the president ordered the fbi investigation called for by the senate. abc's white house correspondent tara palmeri is at the white house with that part of the story. tara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. fbi investigators across the country are on a mission running down leads chasing any
connection to this case so they can deliver a report to the president by the end of the coming week. this morning, investigators digging into the background of the supreme court nominee. president trump tweeting overnight, just started tonight. our seventh fbi investigation of judge brett kavanaugh. he will someday be recognized as a truly great justice of the united states supreme court. the white house calling for it to be, quote, limited in scope and completed in less than one week. one day after the testimonies of dr. christine blasey ford and judge brett kavanaugh, the president striking a more deferential tone. are -- >> well, i'm going to let the senate handle that. they'll make their decisions. >> reporter: instead of swinging at dr. ford, he acknowledged her credibility. >> i thought her testimony was very compelling, and she looks like a very fine woman to me. >> reporter: this a reversal from the president's earlier je. >> well, it would seem that the fbi really doesn't do that. >> reporter: with the investigation now in motion, how does the fbi proceed in such a short period of time?
>> i believe that both dr. ford and judge kavanaugh will have to be interviewed and in some ways interrogated about the information that they have provided because the fbi investigators have to be able to test, the credibility of the information that was provided and the ability to fill any gaps. >> reporter: an investigation dr. ford has welcomed. >> yes, i feel like this would -- i could be more helpful in that -- if that was the case in providing some of the details that maybe people are wanting to know about. >> reporter: we can expect that the fbi will speak to all the people named by dr. ford in connection with the alleged incident from 36 years ago. that includes p.j. smith, a friend of judge kavanaugh who said he's willing to cooperate with the fbi. whit. >> tara palmeri at the white house. our thanks to you. ks so ch fagen, a republican strategist who worked in the bush white house, also a former colleague of brett kavanaugh. sara, thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> senator jeff flake, we've been talking about him a lot
this morning, basically said that pushing this one-week is delay so the fbi can further investigate the allegations against kavanaugh is the right thing to do for the country. do you agree with that, and how are republicans reacting to this? >> well, i think there's been so much focus on this investigation that ultimately it's become a focal point of the democratic party, and so in that regard, it's helpful to judge kavanaugh to have this done, because if confirmed, which i hope he is, he is a good and decent man, he should be, but if confirmed i think it helps him enter the court with this no cloud over his head hopefully. >> sara, the gop leadership is in the senate and white house are saying this investigation will be limited in time and scope. what is your biggest concern as the investigation plays out in the days ahead? >> well, i think time is always an enemy in these things, so to speak, at least from an overarching pr perspective. we saw the third accuser, a person with very little
credibility, come forward and make truly outlandish claims. it's not unusual for people to attach themselves to high-profile cases, to come out and say all sorts of things so i think the risk here is that people come out of the woodwork with no real allegations and yet now all of a sudden we're back in this circus environment that we've been in the last week over these issues. >> sara, as we mentioned, you worked with kavanaugh in the bush white house. how surprised were you when you started hearing all of these allegations? >> well, i was very surprised because it doesn't comport with the man i know. i worked with brett for four years. i knew him -- i know him very well socially. he and his wife, they're good people. he's measured, calm, thoughtful, kind and so i don't believe he would ever harm anyone. i don't believe he harmed these women, and, unfortunately, you know, we're in a situation where the stakes of the supreme court seat are so high, you know, that i think he's being falsely
accused. >> sara fagen, republican strategist, a former colleague of brett kavanaugh's, thank you so much for joining us morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you. as she mentioned too this is a concern for a lot of republicans, what could happen in the days ahead. all the twists and turns we've seen so far. >> yes, but they've got to be careful. she just called it a false accusation and i think that's going to rub a lot of people the wrong way. >> i think the concerns are addressed by the way that they're addressing this to begin with, limited by time and scope. the deadly tsunami that swept through an island and ron has more on that as well as the forecast. rob, good morning to you. >> good morning. in the pacific, eastern pacific this is hurricane rosa. yesterday a category 4 storm now thankfully weakening as it heads into cooler waters about 600 miles off the coast of baja california expected to make landfall there monday, likely as a much weaker storm. but the key is the moisture from
southern california and the desert southwest. we could see rainfall rates of 2 to 3 inc enchts good saturday morning i'm lisa argen a live look outside from the walnut creek camera where you have the sunshine right now not the case all across the bay area. we've got perhaps mist and drizzle sprinkles in the north bay. below average temperatures this weekend and widespread showers entering the bay. by early next week. highs today in the low to mid-60s from the coast, san francisco look at the clouds up north. 75, partly cloudy in livermore. dryer tomorrow. more rain by monday ns s not weather but a natural not weather but a natural disaster in indonesia. a major earthquake followed by a devastating tsunami yesterday. today the scramble is on for survivors. this morning, at least 380 killed after a tsunami tore through indonesia. a ten-foot-high wall of water
triggered ke wiping out thousands of buildings, cars and homes in palu city. surveillance video from inside this shop as the earthquake hit. the injured rushed to already damaged hospitals. many being treated in corridors or outside. families feared missing as rescuers struggle to search through debris and ongoing aftershocks. the quake striking on the highly active ring of fire. last month hundreds more were killed in another series of quakes in the area. and in 2004 that massive tsunami that struck the island of sumatra killing over 150,000 people. such a beautiful area of the world but they are riddled with these earthquakes and tsunamis we've seen in the past couple of decades. and we'll continue to see it. >> did they know a tsunami was coming? >> any time you get an earthquake of this magnitude, there is a threat for a tsunami and they thought it was coming but this is pretty close to the epicenter so they didn't have a whole lot of
>> that's devastating. >> certainly hope the best for them and all the rescue crews too. >> struggling today. >> rob, thank you. coming up here on "gma," a look at the potential political fallout from the contentious showdown over brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination and what it could mean for the midterm elections. plus, the newly released recordings of the interrogation of a man police say is a calculated killer who murdered his wife. >> it's a bizarre case. we'll be talking about that coming up. and on a much, much lighter note, adrienne is going to bring us this story that involves a firefighter who left his own wedding to answer an emergency call. what the couple is saying about this unexpected interruption. we'll be right back with much more "gma" on a very busy saturday morning. keep it here. "good morning america" is sponsored by walgreens. trusted since 1901. usted since 1901. this flu season, protect yourself... and your sister-in-law's... tennis partner's...
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we do welcome we do welcome you back to "gma" on this saturday morning. and happening right now, supreme court showdown. the stunning reversal. the agreement to delay a full senate vote on judge brett kavanaugh and now the fbi investigation and abc's white house correspondent tara palmeri is at the white house with this developing story for us this morning. good morning again, tara. >> reporter: good morning, paula. the fbi is beginning its investigation into supreme court nominee judge brett kavanaugh. the agency has been given one week to scrutinize the sexual assault allegation brought against him. the investigation comes after a bombshell move by republican je would vote yes but only if the fbi is allowed to investigate first. this leading to a bipartisan agreement to delay a full senate vote.
and now another reversal. this from president trump who had been objecting to fbi involvement now directing the agency background check on kavanaugh. kavanaugh has vehemently and repeatedly denied all allegations against him. dan. >> tara, thank you. >> the fight over kavanaugh not only involves the long-term future of the supreme court but also the near-term future of american politics. the midterm elections now just 5 1/2 weeks away so let's bring in abc news political commentator cokie roberts and abc news chief political analyst matthew dowd. good morning to both of you. cokie, let me start with you. so much anger in both parties this morning. does this mean that the bases on both sides are going to be energized going into these midterms? >> well, the democratic base is already energized. president trump helps do that every day, but the republican base, i think, it depends on what happens next, whether kavanaugh gets confirmed or not but, you know, republicans in swing districts have to worry less about their base these days and more about independence, and they don't like judge kavanaugh.
>> matt, what's yr view? how is all the tumult in washington likely to play out as we head to the midterms? >> well, a lot has been talked about a big blue wave or tsunami and makes me think as i listened to the earlier weather report that we could mix the weather and political conversations and it would actually go really well. i think both sides are very enthused. i think you take a look at the polling that the democrats are very enthusiastic. i think republicans are enthusiastic. i agree with cokie. a lot depends on what occurs over the next week or so. we're less than 40 days before election day but much depends on what happens over the next week. >> let me ask, though, about the health of our democracy. we've seen some not so pretty moments in these last few days. so if the fbi comes back and clears judge kavanaugh and then the senate confirms him, will that be enough to calm the waters and allow the supreme court to go forward here without too much reputational damage and retaining the trust of the american people? cokie, what's your thought?
>> i think it's going to be very tough and because judge kavanaugh's testimony before the committee was so partisan, you know, justice roberts when he was before the senate said, i'm the umpire, i call the balls and strikes. judge kavanaugh got in the game and that's going to be a very different view on the supreme court, and i think it makes it harder to have trust in him. >> matt, what's your view? is the supreme court tainted here? >> i think the supreme court over time over the course of the last 15 years has gotten tainted and politicized in this. i think this has made it worse. i think the body of institutions in our country is riddled with knife wounds and bullet wounds and i think this was a good moment where it put a bandage on it. somebody gave the patient an aspirin so it makes us feel better and it looks better but it's going to take a long time to recover. >> cokie and matthew -- >> we've had weather -- >> sorry, go ahead, cokie. >> we've had weather and we've
had -- we've had weather and we've had sickness from matt this morning but no sports so it's a different morning. >> not yet. >> paula, we're going to miss you. >> oh. >> we're going to miss you on these saturdays. >> remember -- >> paula, we'll miss you. >> are you being serious or sarcastic? >> no, we'll miss you. >> no, we're totally seriously. >> cokie, i believe you. it was matt that i was questioning his sincerity. i love you both. i'll see you guys during the week, though, monday through friday. >> okay. >> we'll have more on the love and the good-byes and everything coming up in just a bit. already passed paula a few tissues. >> i know. it's been a long morning. >> we're getting there. let's get back to rob marciano who is checking the weather. fall coming and already bringing cooler temperatures for us, rob. >> yes, whit, and paula has a right to be skeptical about what people think and say on this her last day. no doubt cold across the upper midwest. freeze warnings and frost advisories up. we also had some snow yesterday
west in the black hills, a dusting on the fellows at mt. rushmore. 30s and 40s this morning, so that will end the growing season in many spots and it's not going to last all that long and the ridge will rebuild getting into the northeast as well from the 60s to the 80s as we go through monday, tuesday and wednesday. quite the rebound. good saturday morning, the first full weekend of faum. it's feeling definitely cooler than average. here a look outside from the exploratorium camera. clouds around today with numbers in the 60s this weather report is sponsored by amazon. i'll take care of some of the sports. stanford, notre dame this often -- this afternoon or month if the weather looks good. penn state, ohio state. the weather looks good. i don't know what michigan will be doing. >> don't bother because they'll be 3-1 after today. >> thank you, robert. thank you, robert. coming up on "gma," a husband's intense interrogation. why police say they don't
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wife. >> it is a revealing look at why authorities didn't buy his story from the get-go and how they confronted him about all of the inconsistencies at play and abc's erielle reshef has more. >> reporter: this morning newly released recordings revealing the interrogation of a husband florida police say is a calculated killer. >> i didn't know what was going on. i didn't know what happened. >> reporter: four months before his arrest, david tronnes heard here on tape walking detectives through what happened when he said he found his wife shanti cooper-tronnes dead in their upscale orlando home. >> i was screaming, what's wrong. what's wrong. >> reporter: tronnes claiming he left the house in the morning returning in the afternoon to a gruesome discovery. >> one of her legs is kind of sticking up and out a little bit. and it was just extremely awful. it doesn't look natural. >> reporter: telling officers he believed his wife slipped and fell getting into the bathtub. but detectives not buying his
story. >> her clothing should have been soaking wet. her hair should have been soaking wet. the floor should have been soaking wet. >> reporter: the interview taking a turn. >> you know, you fake cried for about seven or eight hours today. not one tear came out of your eyes. not one. >> reporter: the medical examiner determining the 39-year-old mother died from trauma to her head and strangulation. an unimaginable loss for shanti's grief-stricken grandmother and 8-year-old son. >> i just couldn't accept it. i still don't accept it. >> reporter: david tronnes has been charged with first degree murder. he has pleaded not guilty. he's being held without bond and we did reach out to his attorney for comment. so far we have not heard back. guys. >> what a wild and so sad case. erielle, thank you. and coming up this morning on "gma," the firefighter who answered a call just moments after saying "i do." what his wife is saying about being left at the reception without her new groom. we're going to have that story coming up. the reception without her new groom. we're going to have that story coming up. than i thought.
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"good morning america" is sponsored by target. expect more, pay less. i've got tissues here. paula asked me to carry them in case she gets weepy. it has been four years since paula joined me on the anchor desk, and it has been truly an absolute delight to sit next to her every weekend. she's got intelligence, energy, warmth and humor, sometimes sick and twisted humor and it brightened every forecast. while paula is -- and this is important to say, while is moving on from "gma weekend," she's still going to be a huge part of the abc team. >> dan and i got together to reminisce a little bit. >> oh, dear god. >> it turned into a bit of a roast but want to share with our viewers some of paula's most memorable moments. >> i feel like i'm free. >> oh. rchased toilet paper?ave a mark. it is expensive. i go usually to costco. and i have like a cart full of toilet paper. >> maybe stock up.
>> for an emergency. >> it's expensive. >> paula free associating. >> next thing she's going to admit to stealing it from the abc news bathroom. >> i didn't steal it. >> you know i like to eat, right? >> first off it is national chicken wing day. >> yay, amen. can i just get the bacon? i like that. >> bacon is paula's love language. >> it really is. >> when we first both got here, we went on a corn maze deal and we sparked her famous competitive spirit. >> run. >> you just climbed through. >> you cheated. >> they said don't touch the corn. >> i remember the time you tried to get us all to meditate and paula refused to stop talking. >> do i have to do it at the same time every day? can i do it on the train ride in? when i'm feeling a distraction, what do i do with all those distractions? >> it's helpful to be in a comfortable place. >> not in a dress and heels possibly. >> she and i went on a spa trip. >> was it fun? >> the massage was fun. >> rob is totally taking one for the team right now. >> i'm taking a photo of it. >> so there actually have been times on the air when i've said nice things about paula. i think it was just on her first
day. >> paula faris officially joining us as the weekend co-anchor. i'm extremely, extremely pleased that you're here. >> don't screw it up. >> four, three, two -- >> claiborne and faris were pretty tight. >> i'll miss you. i'm gone already and it's your turn to leave the weekend show. it won't be the same without both of us. >> hallelujah. ♪ hallelujah >> as we said we have been up since 3:00 a.m. >> sara haines are like sisters. they worked together for so long. e you.h. you're a bright spot in everyone's day. i admire you and will cheer you on forever wherever you go. >> yay! >> really do love paula. >> we do. we do love her very much. paula, we love you. >> we love you. >> for me? >> for you. >> thanks. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> oh. >> how are you doing? do you need one of these? >> i'm probably going to. it's -- >> so, let me say while you get yourself together that we have got cake here to celebrate you.h
your favorite food. >> i do. you nailed it. >> can i say one quick thing and then i'll give you the floor. you and i come from very different backgrounds. we have very different views of the world. but getting to know you has opened my eyes in many, many levels. you are a true friend and that will not change one bit as you leave this show. >> are you getting teary-eyed a little bit? he's a cavern of emotion. >> on top of that a world class journalist and you are so real on set. what you see of paula here is the way she is off set. >> that's true. >> and that has taught us all a lesson. >> i want to say the love that is here, the love that you see, the love that you feel at home is real and it is so rare to find and i'm going to hold on to that forever. dan, i know i always say i'm the little sister you never had nor wanted and you're also my work husband, but you have been a champion. you've been a confidant. i know you'll always have my back. no one can make me spit my coffee out like you. you know i love bacon and i've
been loving getting to know you. i just want to say thank you to everyone. producers, directors, editors, script coordinators, hair and makeup, thank you from the bottom of my heart. this has just been the honor of a lifetime and i love you guys. and you'll be seeing a lot of me. >> you're still here. you're still at abc. >> you brought in whit and i want to make an exciting announcement, with paula's departure we're putting together a bit of a new team. so joining me as anchors on this broadcast will be dr. whit johnson and also -- >> the honorary degree. >> eva pilgrim. >> eva, an ace reporter. >> come on in. >> hi. >> eva is an ace reporter here at abc news. she also earned her spot on this broadcast. we're >>ext . ka s. >> whit's he being a part of this weekend crew. we are so happy for you. >> yes. >> you guys are the mostbeautil
op the in good hands with all these people. >> you guys have all been so kind to me. super excited. >> we're very excited. >> you should be. >> she loves bacon too. >> adrienne and rob will still be here as well so much more to come. see you tomorrow right here on "gma." >> happy for you guys. >> thank you. [ applause ] es bacon too. >> adrienne and rob will still be here as well so much more to come. see you tomorrow right here on "gma." >> thank you. [ applause ] . >> announcer: abc 7 morning sfl all news. >> announcer: all morning. >> good morning everyone, i'm chris nguyen. golden gate bridge officials are developing another multiyear plan to increase tolls. this is a live look outside from the golden gate bridge this morning. the our media partner reports the district estimates a
$74,000,005-year deficit and a $340 million 150er deficit. the price to cross the brej went up $25 cents in june as part of the toll hike plan. the next plan could be up for discussion as soon as december. today's the last of three bulky block party events in oakland to keep the city clean. residents can dump large bulky items for free to curb illegal dumping. the even will be held on engineer road off interstate 80. open to oklahoma residents only. running from 9:00 until 1:00. if you can't make it you can place the items on the schedule garbage pick up day. fans are getting ready for beyonce and jay-z to perform at levi sitcom. the couple joined forepersons for the on the run 2 stadium tour. this is the video from the last tour. the concert starts at 7:30 tonight. over to lisa for a check of the accuweather forecasts. >> good morning to you, hi,
everyone. partly cloudy skies a live look outside emery value you can see the cloud cover. 61 in oakland. 57 in half moon bay. but take a look at mount tam. mist and drizzle. cloudier day in north bay. 63 in concord with possibility of showers with the cloud covered milder by 10 degrees in the north bay and the plan for the few light showers heading north. details coming up. >> thanks. straight ahead the apparently change of hart by jeff flake hear from the woman who korneted him in an elevator hours before the bipartisan call for a delay in the full senate vote on brett kavanaugh's supreme court nomination. abc 7 news
>> announcer: good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> announcer: thb abc 7 mornings. it's saturday, september 29th pl good morning and thank for being with us. i'm chris nguyen. let's look at the accuweather forecasts. here is our meteorologist tracking live doppler 7. . hi, lisa. >> good morning to everyone. it's an interesting outlook for the weekend and the week ahead looking at live doppler 7. notice the cloud cover. there is sunday though. to the north fls a system offshore. so we have one system to the north. . and we have a hurricane that will be weakening moving into baja, california, the second