the director of the movie is josh fox. he went to the house today. they were having a house subcommittee yo on energy and environment meeting, and it was about fracking and it was in the raburn building, so he goes down there to tape it. and the republicans. >> i was within my first amendment rights. >> had him arrested. they had him arrested. their report said up to 16 cops were sent to get him. he looks very dangerous. you saw it there. it's a public hearing. why are they arresting this guy? josh wrote in i was arrested today for exercising my first amend rights. i was not expecting to be arrested for practice be journalism. abc news was shut out of the hearing room. republicans are desperate to hide something about their fracking policy. we have a lot of questions for you, zack. first of all, what are the rules on this kind of hearing? couldn't the press normally cover a hearing like this? >> it's been just as a citizen of the units show up and ask to be permitted in the hearing room and they will seattle you. they were trying to film the hearing.
. >> as the maneuvering continues today, josh fox was arrested while trying to film a congressional hearing on the environmental impact of frac-ing. republicans objected to filming, and instructed capitol hill police to arrest fox when he did not leave. an abc news crew was also denied access. joining us now, steve israel, and thanks for your time tonight. >> good to be with you. >> a poll just conducted found that 64% of americans support the pipeline 22% oppose. and 13% undecided. i appreciate the environmental concerns, but is it wise politically for the democrats to fight this thing? >> i would imagine if you polled the american people before the oil spill in the gulf of mexico the majority of the american people might have supported that, and then when the well erupted, the vast majority said wait a minute, maybe we shouldn't go that fast. you have to prove it is safe. let me give you my second point. these republicans, this is why they are so -- they are sliding down this hill. this is why the bottom is dropping out of them, because they are hypocrites. when in the history of tax cuts
when we come back, josh fox was arrested. why? he is going to tell us in person. ♪ >>> all right back on "the young turks." josh fox is the director of gas line anominateded for an academy award on a movie about fraccing. he was arrested. that's weird because it is a public hearing. and maybe this is what they were trying to hide. here is a clip from his movie. well that's where they put the light to a water tap and it just lights up. it's an amazing movie. josh fox joins us now. i wanted to ask you why you think you got arrested. tell me from the beginning when you went to go cover it and when did you think there was trouble. >> the hearing was announced on monday. and this was a case we have been followed for three years. these cowboys kicked and screamed and got an investigation done on the ground water there. and epa showed the results. they said there is 50 times the level of benzene in the ground water. and the source of the contamination is -- the cause is likely frac-ing. this is a huge moment because the industry contin
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