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project, and to your whole team. i mean, the whole team, congratulations. and for all of you, don't miss this unprecedented event with dr. gupta, the cnn special report "covid war the pandemic doctors speak out" airing sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. thank you so much for joining me, i'm kate bolduan. brianna keilar picks up our coverage right now. hello, i'm brianna keilar, i want to welcome our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we are watching the big lie turn into voter suppression before our very eyes. georgia's republican governor has just signed a sweeping new law making it harder for people in his state to vote. georgia is not the first, though it is the first presidential battleground state to enforce these laws, bills in 45 other states that aim to suppress voting and 250 bills nationwide trying to restrict access to the polls to make it harder to vote. critics of georgia's bill argue the controversial bill written and passed by republicans
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disproportionately targets democrats and black voters in what is now a critical battleground state after georgia flipped to blue for the first time in nearly 30 years. so here's what the law does. it limits the use of ballot drop boxes. it mandates that they are placed inside of early voting locations and that they're only open during voting hours. so maybe you work two jobs, you want to drop off your ballot at an odd hour, well, you can't. it imposes new voter id requirements for absentee ballots and it even makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water. this in a state where some voters have had to wait several hours to vote, specifically in the atlanta metro area where an increase in voter registration has been fueled by younger and non-white voters. the new voting restrictions are igniting an outcry. they're igniting lawsuits. and an arrest. georgia governor kemp signed this controversial voting restriction behind closed doors at the state capital last night
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and democratic lawmakers made themselves known outside the room. knocked on the governor's door repeatedly calling for transparency and she was arrested and taken away in handcuffs. >> while are you all arresting her? >> why are you arresting her? >> why are you arresting her? >> that's what i'm asking you. >> why are y'all arresting her? >> cannon is facing two felony charges as republicans dismiss claims of voter suppression, and governor kemp defends the new law. >> my commitment to the people of our state is simple. i will not back down. the truth is, ensuring the integrity of the ballot box isn't partisan. it's about protecting the very foundation of who we are as georgians and americans. >> i want to bring in cnn's abby philip to talk about this. abby, how do you think that these new laws are going to impact voter turnout and
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elections going forward? >> reporter: well, i think for starters, brianna, we should recognize that this version of the bill that they passed and was signed into law is definitely watered down version of some of the more egregious things that they originally proposed and it's only because of a lot of coverage and activism around the issue that some of the more egregious provisions were taken out but i still think that as you pointed out the issue of ballot boxes, which is a means by which people can cast their ballots when they're, you know -- when they're leaving work at after hours, maybe even on weekends. it is something that is going to hamper people who are typically working people, who maybe are poorer, who have jobs, maybe not even 9:00 to 5:00, where they're working either early in the mornings or later in the evenings and it's going to affect those people's ability to turn in their ballots easily and then you have activists saying that the id requirements, although you don't have to physically send in a copy of
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your id anymore, just the id requirement in general for the absentee ballot is going to be a barrier to some people, particularly low income and minority voters. so there's a lot in there. i think also, you know, the misdemeanor charges for providing water to people who are waiting in lines, we know that people of color are much more likely to wait in longer lines to vote than white people, especially in states like georgia. so that's something that is going to have a direct impact on what the experience of voting is like for a lot of people of color in that state. >> i think after -- i think about after the insurrection we saw some republicans who were objecting or planning to object to some of the electoral college results. they actually went back on what their plans were. kelly loeffler, the senator in georgia, it now seems months later that the takeaway instead of rejecting the big lie, is now to embrace it and to harness it and this is the case with many,
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many republicans. >> and they're harnessing it in part by kind of lying about what all of this is all about that instead of it being what it really is, which is an effort to double down on the big lie, they're talking about increasing voters' confidence in the electoral system in broad and vague ways. the only reason that there is a lack of confidence in the electoral system is because of the lies that we're told for months about the security of the last election. the last election was secure. there were very few examples of fraud and so all of these changes in reaction to that, and in reaction to the distrust that exists among republicans is part of that lie. this has become republican orthodoxy, this perception that we just need to secure elections because that's a good thing to do, well the election was secure, and this is -- these are clearly efforts to put in
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solutions to something that wasn't even really a problem to begin with, and that all stems back to the big lie. >> and that tells us what it's really about. abby, if you could stay with me, we have much more to talk about ahead. i do want to bring in elena paent. let me first get your reaction to the rest of your democratic colleague who's facing two felony charges. she knocked on the door of the room where the governor was signing this bill in private and she did so repeatedly, despite troopers telling her not to. and they arrested her. what is your reaction to this? >> well, first of all, good afternoon, brianna, thank you for having me on. we are all very distressed that representative park-cannon was arrested and is facing serious charges. she did knock on the door.
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but if you watch the video there's nothing threatening about it. she is duly elected member of the general assembly and she was trying to make the point that just as the drafting of the terrible legislation that was signed into law yesterday was done in secret, the signing itself was done in secret. away from georgia voters and total lack of transparency. >> i wonder if you think this would have -- everything that's going on in georgia would have gotten the attention that it's now getting if we didn't have what is an image that harkens back certainly to something in american history, that of an african-american being arrested and carted away by police officers. do you think people would be paying as much attention if this hadn't happened to her? >> i think that you are right, it's a great point, georgia's electorate is 30% african-american. obviously we are a deep south state that had many laws on the books during the jim crow era
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that were specifically making it possible to disenfranchise african-americans. we have now come a long way from that. we have many black members of the general assembly but many of the concerns about sb-202 do harken back to that era. sb-202 makes it more difficult to vote and we all understand that that is aimed at democratic voters, and when black voters form the backbone of the dm democratic party in georgia you are attacking black voters. and to have one of our black legislators will arrested as a result it just kind of puts a fine point on that truth. >> there are three civil rights lawsuits that have been filed against this new set of voter laws in georgia. you know, when we look at the federal level the supreme court gutted protections in the voting rights act. and since then has become an
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even more conservative court. that was a 5-4 majority. it's become even more -- it's become even more conservative. are you -- do you have concerns that these cases might -- i mean, they might not prevail? >> yeah, absolutely. we know that mitch mcconnell and donald trump made a priority to pack the courts with conservative, young judicial activists. that was really a main focus of his four-year presidency. and so i think a lot of democrats who and let's say black voters in particular who used to look to the courts as sort of a haven of protection have some questions about whether or not this same trump orchestrated, trump/mcconnell orchestrated federal judiciary will protect them in the same way. you are right, i mean, once the voting rights act that section 2 was disallowed, what you have is
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states like ours with this past history of discrimination that can come right in and change all the voting laws the way we are right now without a look from the justice department in d.c., which used to have to at least look at it and make sure that it didn't have an outsized impact on black voters, people that had been disenfranchised previously. that is now no longer the case and they are free to go ahead and put things into law that do disenfranchise black voters, and now it could be a lengthy court process to get some of that undone and of course as you pointed out makes us more concerned about the current makeup of the federal judiciary. >> this is -- i mean obviously when you look at what is being signed into law, it will discourage some votes. it makes it harder to vote. certainly it seems, you know, republicans support it and democrats are opposed to it so
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it seems the expectation on both sides is that it will make it harder to vote in a way that will disadvantage democrats. do you think that that -- >> that's exactly right. >> this is something that is angering a lot of people. is this also going to motivate some democratic voters? >> i believe it will be a huge motivator. and i made that point to my republican colleagues on the senate floor numerous times. we had 75,000 georgians turn 18 between the november 3rd election and the january 6th runoff. yes, this does make it more difficult to vote. it has some onerous provisions. it has some provisions that are flat out mean like you can't give people water or ponchos when we know that in the june 2020 primary we had lines up to eight hours in the heavily populated urban counties which are the ones where most democratic virginia voters live.
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so, you know, we find the entire thing to be very concerning. but at the same time we know that georgians are paying attention. they are watching. we know that the nation and indeed the world is watching. and that the motives of the georgia gop are totally transparent. you know, that it's meant to suppress these democratic voters. and that is exactly why i made the case to my republican colleagues, that people are watching. they know what you are up to. and they are not going to have it. the motivations, you know, to get out and vote, and not let anyone or anything stand in people's way of exercising that right, that franchise, is going to be a huge focus of every georgia voter, frankly. i believe it will backfire on them completely. >> representative, thank you so much for coming on the program. we really appreciate it. >> thank you so much for having me. i really appreciate it. georgia's democratic senator raphael warnock whose election
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in january helped flip the state and the balance of power in the senate for democrats is calling out the big lie and tying it to this new georgia law. >> it is that big lie that is the fuel for these terrible voter suppression laws that we see coming out of the state of georgia and we've had to push hard against the big lie and make sure that we secure the democracy for all of our citizens. >> this is the same big lie that led the violent mob of protesters to become rioters, to storm the united states capitol, something else president trump continues to twist and spin. here he is on fox last night. >> it was a zero threat, right from the start. it was zero threat. look, they went in, they shouldn't have done it. some of them went in and they're hugging and kissing the police and the guards. you know, they're -- they had great relationships.
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a lot of the people were waved in and then they walked in and they walked out. >> zero threat, he said. waved in. i have eyeballs. abby, you have eyeballs. harry litman, former u.s. attorney, you have eyeballs, that is just not what we're seeing on the very pictures of what happened. i wonder what you make of these comments, harry. >> look, you know, it's the more brazen, the more likely he is to embrace it. it is, i think, as senator warnock just said, it's the big lie. that is fueling -- well, it's the fake fuel, really, the real fuel of the voting rights statutes like georgia, thing is about to become an isolated state within the union, are the naked attempt to disenfranchise democrats. but i think trump doesn't quite realize, and why should we be surprised, really, that he now lives in a world where there's legal exposure to lies and little by little the truth will out.
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so this statement for example, brianna, he's facing 14 different lawsuits, civil and criminal, in every single one of them, whether he testifies or not, this statement is admissible against him. and as will be anything else he has said in the context of it. so he really is now in a world where there -- where consequences could flow. but he is, as always, you know, under the guise of thinking, nope, everything's fine, i can say whatever i want, the more brazen, the better. >> yeah, he hasn't changed, abby. it seems like some things have changed after january 6th, understanding what words mean. what is your reaction to what the former president said? >> well, it's just, i guess, not surprising. i mean, former president trump has never been contrite or shown any remorse about what happened on january 6th and his role in it. in fact, he continues to double down on a regular basis, not just in this interview, but in
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statements that have come out of his office from down in mar-a-lago, that doubled down on the big lie. this is also someone who is -- we should be clear with people, trying to explain away a violent deadly mob that maimed and brutalized police officers in the united states capitol on january 6th in an attempt to stop the functioning of the united states government. that is an extraordinary and really egregious thing for a former president of the united states to say and even though it's not surprising, i don't think we should lose sight of what he is actually trying to explain away. it's not just walking into the buildings. there were people who lost their vision, who had heart attacks, who died as a result of what happened on that day. >> yeah, we can't forget that. harry, i want to ask you about another legal issue, which is dominion voting systems, which has filed a number of lawsuits, and it just -- they just filed a
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$1.6 billion lawsuit against fox. they alleged that the network engaged in reckless propagation of enormous falsehoods aimed to profit off the election lies. i mean, we can look at how this was covered on fox, and much of the programming, most of the programming was giving voice to an easily verifiable, easily fact checked lie. what's at stake for fox? >> pretty darn high. it's of a piece with what i was just saying, they believed for a few years they were cloaked somehow in trump's ability as president to say whatever came into his mind and face no consequences. there are consequences in the law, and dominion has also sued trump lawyer abby -- whatever her -- excuse me, and she said -- >> sidney powell? >> sidney powell, thank you,
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thanks. >> no relation to abby philip. >> right, she said, well, everyone would understand these weren't statements of fact. that, of course, is ludicrous. so the law grinds slowly. but it does come back to impose penalties. these were statements of fact that fox made at a time where i think they believed as one with sidney powell and trump, that you could say anything without consequences. it's not true, and it is a different world now, and this is a very serious suit against both fox and sidney powell. >> yeah, there is this frontier when it comes to disinformation and we're going to see exactly where the line is on this here with some of these coming cases. harry, abby, thank you so much to both of you. boulder officials are still searching for the motive in monday's supermarket mass shooting as they consider bringing additional charges against the suspect.
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killed. they charged into the store and immediately faced a very significant amount of gunfire from the shooter who at first they were unable to locate. that will be reflected in additional attempted murder charges that will be filed by the district attorney's office in the next couple weeks. >> the suspect is already charged with ten counts of murder in the first degree and one charge of attempted murder of an officer shot at but not hurt. the gunman ahead his first court appearance yesterday. lieu sas kavanaugh is in boulder. what did the police chief say? >> reporter: this is amassive investigation. 26 agencies involved, more than 167 staff members who have worked so far, more than 3,000 hours. we know that that gun that was used in the attack was purchased legally on march 16th. take a listen to what the police chief had to say about those details. >> the firearm used by the
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suspect in king soopers on march 22nd was an semi automatic -- it was legally purchased in a gun store in arvada, colorado. the defendant was also in possession of a 9 millimeter handgun but we do not believe that gun was used in this incident. >> that gun store was in the same denver suburb where the suspect lived. they are also investigating other weapons that may have been associated with the suspect. the da said they decent know how many shots were fired, but there were a lot of shots fired. they are not releasing that information yet. this is a massive supermarket so he said throughout this week and in the previous days they're going through shelf by shelf pulling out products, looking at the walls to figure exactly how many bullets were used in the gunfire exchange. next week they'll announce the next court date for the suspect,
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that will be important to watch for. the da also talked about how the police entered and faced a significant amount of gunfire. one boulder police officer exchanged fire with the suspect. he's been placed on administrative leave. that's standard operating procedure. they're still investigating that incident. the da also says that they expect to file additional charges of attempted murder in the first degree in the coming weeks, right now there's only one charge of attempted murder and that is surrounding an alleged attack, on boulder police officer richard stidell, one of the first on the scene, he ran into that store, combing the store for any signs of the shooter when he found the body of fallen officer eric talley. he then heard gunshots and thankfully he managed to escape with his life. but in terms of motive, no sense right now why boulder, why this supermarket, why monday. brianna? >> all right, lucy, thank you for the latest there. let's talk about this now. let's a talk more with cnn law
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enforcement analyst charles ramsey. he was commissioner of philadelphia police and former chief of the d.c. metropolitan police department, and we have cnn legal analyst ariva martin with us. the suspect passed a background check. what's your reaction to learning that? >> well, i mean, i'm not surprised that, you know, that took place, they're talking about him perhaps having mental illness, but, you know, our gun laws are so lax, and i don't believe he had a prior record that was on file so passing a background check. but that doesn't mean he should have been in possession of a firearm. and that's why we really have to take a look at gun laws. the process that's used during purchasing, the waiting period, all those kinds of things before we start, you know, providing guns to individuals who perhaps may not need to have them. >> ariva, this not having a motive, does that matter? i wonder, i think, you know, it
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seems like we will fixate on what the motive is because people who watch this happen, and they want to know how to stop it, they want to know why someone did it, but i wonder if it necessarily matters that much. how much does it matter in court? >> well, brianna, in terms of court, the reason motive comes into play is the whole concept of premeditation. how much planning went into this? you know, did he plan this for weeks? did he plan this for days or was this some kind of spontaneous action? so that's why motive and getting to what happened leading up to the shooting is so important in terms of a criminal trial but i agree with you that we often go down these rabbit holes and typically the default is that the person had some kind of mental illness and that becomes, you know, a quick fix, a quick answer for why these mass shootings occur but what we know from psychologists and psychiatrists, and so many studies, is that, you know,
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having a mental illness does not make you predisposed to the kind of violent conduct we see from shooters like this one involved in colorado or the one we saw in georgia. and that the explanation is often racism, sexism, hatred, prior violence in someone's past is a better indicator. so i hope we don't go back down that rabbit hole, you know, mental illness, and we really look at, as charles said, relaxed and nonsensical gun laws in this country that made gun accessibility so incredibly possible for even criminals like this one. >> yeah, i will say, the only thing remarkable about this gunman is the system that has allowed this to become actually very easy for someone to carry out. he's not remarkable. areva, thank you so much, charles, really appreciate you being with us as well. states are ending their tiered vaccine rollouts, several giving the thumbs up to those 16
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with increased eligibility and more doses, the u.s. is closer to becoming a fully vaccinated country. all but six states are throwing out the tiered vaccine rollout, now allowing anyone over 16 to get a shot. plus, the biden administration just announced a $10 billion plan to expand access to high risk communities. dr. matthew is a primary care physician and a public health specialist, with us now. doctor, great to see you. why do you think most stays are doing this, abandoning this tiered vaccine process? >> you know, it's a good question, brianna. i hope for a good reason sp i hope that it really doesn't reflect in a way the fact that we've failed. the reason i say that is, if you look at a state like mine in georgia, we're at the bottom. we've only vaccinated 11%.
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fully vaccinated 11%. but if you look at the entire nation they're about 17 million people above the age of 65, who are the most vulnerable, that have not been vaccinated. i hope it's not because we have been unable to reach the 65 years and older that we're all of a sudden opening it up. i've always suggested there should be two tracks, track one should be for our most vulnerable 65 older and the second track for 16 years and anybody who wants to get the vaccination. i hope that at this point, because a lot of states have opened it up, that 65 years and older must still be a focus. they're the most vulnerable. >> right now, when you're looking at the rates of vaccination and you're thinking about what herd immunity needs to be, with the fact that so many people have hesitant to get the vaccine despite, you know, what the science shows, is that going to -- how do you see that
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playing out, and impeding, perhaps, herd immunity in the country? >> it's something i worry about a lot. you know, we are the only superpower, rich country in the world to have three safe and effective vaccines. and the fact that by may any american can walk up and get vaccinated, that's huge. there are people in brazil that are dying in hallways. so what i worry about is that we're going to get to maybe 40% to 50% and then just plateau, where people just decide, hey, i i don't want to get the vaccine. i call them people who believe in the whole vaccine fade. i'm young, everybody in my family has been vaccinated. why should i get the vaccine? or populations, whether it's white republicans or minority populations, for a lot of reasons that don't want to get the vaccine, and brianna, one last thing, i'm still discouraged there are no psas on tv that really target minority populations, white republicans, and also our young.
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we need 21 through 49-year-olds to get vaccinated to get to herd immunity. >> that's a very good point. we're, of course, watching the variants, right, we're a little bit concerned, we're seeing some states actually right now in the midwest that have seen a bit of a spike with those emerging. how concerned are you? >> it's always concerning when you see a spike. overall, if we look at our numbers, we're generally doing pretty well in terms of deaths, definitely gone down, still 1,000 people dying a day, we're plateauing at 50,000 cases but when you look at a state like michigan the question is why is there a steady rise in cases, and also in hospitalizations and deaths? you still have to go back to the main problem, brianna, which is i think we're opening up too quickly. pandemic fatigue. the weather's getting better. and i think the overall country is in a better mood. i still think that we should be realistic and as we get
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president biden's next big priority will not be guns but instead infrastructure, focusing on the nation's roads, bridges, ports and jobs. >> the next major initiative is -- and i'll be announcing it friday in pittsburgh in detail. is to rebuild the infrastructure, both physical and technological infrastructure of this country so that we can compete and create significant
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numbers of really good paying jobs, really good paying jobs. >> now this announcement expected wednesday when the president is in pittsburgh. he is expected to outline a $3 trillion infrastructure tax and spending plan and republicans are already lining up in opposition. cnn's jeff zeleny is with us now to talk about this. jeff, tell us more about what the president wants to do here. >> reporter: we heard president biden yesterday say that this is hiss biggest priority now, at least his legislative priority, and it is really following up on a campaign pledge to rebuild and restore the nation's decrepit infrastructure, everything from, you know, fixing airports to roads. and bridges in particular. we've seen incidents over the past several years of bridging collapsing. roads in disrepair. so that's a big chart of it, about a trillion dollars of it, but there is so much more than that. this is not just an infrastructure bill. there's also, you know, a big part of this, about improving education, access to child care,
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national child care, potentially free community college. so it's a -- it's much more of an economic bill, if you will, and we don't have all the details of it yet because the white house is still putting the finishing touches on it, presenting it to the president but next week they're going to roll that out. beginning on monday in drips and drabs but on wednesday the president will be delivering a big speech in pittsburgh, putting a fine point on this, we heard transportation secretary pete buttigieg yesterday in capitol hill called it generational investment. republicans are pushing back on the idea. this is much more than a roads and airport bill, it's much more than an infrastructure bill and that is where the challenge is going to be to make this a bipartisan bill. the white house open right now to getting republicans on board but the more that's included in this, of course, is going to raise the resistance from their side. at the end of the day of all of this, at the end of the summer, perhaps, this could be similar to the covid bill being passed by reconciliation.
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a lot of damage after the south got hit again and again by a string of deadly tornadoes. the twisters killed one person in georgia, at least five people in alabama and more than 60
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homes in one alabama town were damaged or destroyed. >> oh, [ bleep ]. >> oh, no. >> several people were caught in cars as you can see here on the road when the storms hit. hundreds of thousands are without power across the south. an entire neighborhoods are in shreds. officials calling the damage in one georgia county catastrophic and unbelievable. for some americans this nightmare is deja vu. >> the very first things withator engs rain about three seconds and then nothing. it went completely dead. and then three seconds of hard rain and dead again. that's when i knew it was coming. because then you heard the train coming. and if sounded just like it. so i've lived through it. and, woo, don't want to do it again. >> this building actually got hit by a smaller tornado back in october. and just this past week the
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section of the building that was hit back then, the roof was just finished repairing this past week. so second hit in six months. >> cnn's derek van dam in eagle point, alabama, south of bhirmgo birmingham what are you seeing. >> severe damage in the eagle point community southeast of birmingham like you mentioned. the damage here is equivalent to a ef 2 tornado, winds of at least 111-mile-per-hour. you can see the roof taken off the house behind me. we spoke to residents here who rode out the terrifying, violent tornado last evening and literally spoke and trembled with fear as they recounted the terrifying moments when the twister touched down. talking about how the man and wife living in the house behind me sheltered in place within a closet within the center of the house. they had helmets on for protection. then all of a sudden the roof
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opened up overmed and they saw the sky above and it started to rain within the house and the winds howelled like crazy. homes were completely wiped off foundations. it's been a lot of heart ache for individuals, especially those who lost loved ones. you have to listen to the interview from one of our affiliates, wbrc, take a listen. >> i got a call from a friend talking to my uncle. she said that she heard a loud noise. and my uncle was yelling for help. i kept calling my parent's house, my mom's cell phone. i couldn't get anybody. and then my brother called me and told me that everything was gone and they couldn't find my parents. told me that my sister had died. and i just got in my car and drove here from virginia. >> that was before you knew your parents had passed too, correct. >> well i thought they said they couldn't find them. i was just hoping that -- that they had found shelter or
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something. and then i found out that they had passed. >> one of the more profound things i've seen since covering the storm has been the sense of resilience and the sense of community that's been drawing together people coming out in the hundreds to help clear up streets, help repair damage, take care of some of the basic necessities like food and water. and one really touching story for me has been the -- a woman living behind me dana cook, her and her husband lost their house but they didn't lose their faith. look at this. the cross here that you see behind me with the purple scarf representing the 40 days of lent remained untouched amongst the destruction of this tornado. an incredible story. back to you. >> that is pretty amazing. derek, thank you so much. georgia was a key swing state that helped push president biden over the edge, giving him the
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