Leon Panetta: 'We Have To Accept The Reality Of How Our Democracy Is Supposed To Function'
Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta tells Andrea Mitchell that he finds it "difficult" to say it's okay to grant a waiver to Jim Mattis but not Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as the first Black Defense Secretary, though he says Congress should consider doing away with the waiver to stick to the "principle of civilian leadership" at the Pentagon. He also says that President Trump's attempts to overturn the election are "sending a terrible message abroad...about the ability of our democracy to function." Aired on 12/11/2020.
Errin Haines, Editor at Large of The 19th, and former congressman David Jolly speak to President Biden signing executive orders aimed at advancing racial equity, marking it as a prominent focus for his administration. Aired on 01/27/2021. After issuing a warning this past week, that the Michigan Capitol "is not safe," Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says. "we have to do better to protect the seat of government here in the state of Michigan." Aired on 01/15/2021. Scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) have arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan more than a year after the first coronavirus cases were reported there.
The group has finally been allowed access to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
It comes as the country's north is battling a spike in cases, and reported the first death from the virus in eight months.
Al Jazeera's Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China. Sen. Gary Peters slammed President Trump and those of his supporters he says are trying to "undermine the will of the people" by casting doubt on the veracity of election results.