‘Fox Information Sunday’ on September 19, 2021

This can be a rush transcript of “Fox Information Sunday” on September 19, 2021. This copy might not be in its remaining type and could also be up to date.


New FOX polls on President Biden’s dealing with of the pandemic, as confusion 

spreads over the rollout of vaccine boosters. 



ought to all of this course of transfer ahead. 

WALLACE (voice-over): The Biden administration saying it is able to go 

as soon as a federal well being officers log out. 

DR. VIVEK MURTHY, U.S. SURGEON GENERAL:  We are going to observe that analysis and 

their suggestions. 

WALLACE:  We’ll ask NIH director, Dr. Francis Collins, whether or not a 3rd shot 

is required and protected. 

Then — 

JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  The choices we’re about to 

make can change — actually change the trajectory of our nation. 

WALLACE:  The White Home sounding the alarm on elevating the nation’s debt 

restrict warning Medicaid, meals stamps, and catastrophe aid are all at stake. 


by one more large multibillion-dollar reckless tax spending spree 

in an effort to maneuver our nation to the left. 

WALLACE:  Whereas Democrats stay cut up over a $3.5 trillion social spending 


We’ll discuss with Home Price range Committee Chair John Yarmuth concerning the 

deadlines and the cut up amongst Democrats. 

Plus, Joint Chiefs chair, Basic Mark Milley, beneath fireplace for his telephone 

calls to ease China’s fears of an assault within the remaining days of the Trump 

administration. We’ll ask our Sunday panel whether or not his actions have been 

accountable or over the road. 

And our “Energy Participant of the Week,” FOX Sports activities insider Jay Glazer tells the 

largest tales in soccer and now he is sharing his personal.

All, proper now, on “FOX Information Sunday.” 


WALLACE (on digital camera): And howdy once more from FOX Information in Washington. 

We start with breaking information. Should you’re questioning what occurred at that 

rally yesterday supporting folks arrested in a January sixth capitol riot, 

police mobilized for the potential for one other disturbance, however a small 

crowd of only some hundred folks confirmed up, and so they protested 

peacefully. No violence, simply 4 arrests. 

In the meantime, President Biden suffered a setback in his battle towards COVID, 

an FDA advisory panel rejected his plan to supply booster photographs to all 

adults, saying solely seniors and people most in danger ought to get them. 

And now we have new FOX polls on the difficulty. In relation to lecturers, 61 

% favor obligatory vaccinations. 58 % favor a mandate for all 

authorities staff and 56 % agree with President Biden for companies 

with greater than 100 staff to mandate vaccines. General, 55 % now 

approve of President Biden’s dealing with of the pandemic, 11 factors greater than 

those that disapprove. 

However in June, his approval margin was 30 factors. We’ll have extra FOX polls 

all through the hour and we’ll focus on the controversy over vaccine boosters 

with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the Nationwide Institutes of Well being. 

However first, let’s get the newest from Mark Meredith touring with the 

president in Rehoboth Seashore, Delaware — Mark. 

MARK MEREDITH, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT:  Chris, for months, the Biden 

administration has been planning to distribute hundreds of thousands of COVID 

booster photographs. The rollout was even set to start this week. However now these 

plans, they’re in limbo, as after a key group of scientists decide most 

People do not want the shot. 


MEREDITH (voice-over): With a 16-2 vote, an FDA advisory committee determined 

towards recommending most People get a 3rd dose of Pfizer’s 

coronavirus vaccine. 

DR. OFER LEVY, FDA ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:  I simply do not assume we’re there 

but when it comes to the information or extra must be identified concerning the correlates of 


MEREDITH:  In August, President Biden strongly endorsed booster photographs will 

additionally warning the information was nonetheless beneath view. 

BIDEN:  It would make you safer, and for longer. And it’ll assist us finish the 

pandemic sooner. 

MEREDITH:  Whereas the advisory panel is rejecting boosters for most individuals, 

their advice is nonbinding, which means the CDC and FDA will make a 

remaining name later this week. 

MURTHY:  Now we have all the time mentioned that this preliminary plan could be contingent on 

the FDA and the CDC’s impartial analysis. However we’ll observe that 

analysis and their suggestions.

MEREDITH:  Advisors are recommending People 65 and older and people at 

excessive threat for illness be eligible for a 3rd shot. The Biden 

administration says, quote, we stand prepared to offer booster photographs to 

eligible People need the method concludes.


MEREDITH (on digital camera): This week the president goes to be making his method 

as much as New York to handle the U.N. Basic Meeting for the primary time 

since taking workplace. He is additionally might be convening a digital COVID summit 

calling on world leaders to unite behind a typical imaginative and prescient for ending the 

pandemic — Chris. 

WALLACE:  Mark Meredith reporting from Delaware, thanks. 

And becoming a member of us now, the director of the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, Dr. 

Francis Collins. 

Physician, welcome again to “FOX Information Sunday.” 


with you, Chris. There’s quite a bit to speak about this morning. 

WALLACE:  There may be certainly. Let’s get to it. 

Let’s begin with the FDA advisory panel, which as we mentioned supported the 

thought of booster photographs for folks 65 and older, and people most in danger, however 

rejected the concept of booster photographs for the final inhabitants. 

Here’s what President Biden mentioned final month. 


JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:  The plan is for each grownup to 

get a booster shot eight months after you bought your second shot. 


WALLACE:  Dr. Collins, is the advisory panel proper? Do you now agree with 

them on this restricted booster program over what the president was proposing 

final month, the final inhabitants getting boosters, which he mentioned was 

primarily based on recommendation from his medical specialists, together with you? 

COLLINS:  You realize, Chris, I believe there’s much less distinction between the place we 

have been in the midst of August and what the advisory committee mentioned this previous 

Friday. They did encourage and vote for the administration of boosters to 

folks over 65 and people at excessive threat of publicity. These are the individuals who 

could be more than likely to succeed in that eight-month interval, as a result of that is how 

we prioritized preliminary immunizations again in January. So, I do not assume 

there’s large variations right here. 

I believe the large information is that they really did approve the initiation of 

boosters, and bear in mind, they’re taking a snapshot of proper now. We’re 

going to see what occurs within the coming weeks. It will shock me if it 

doesn’t develop into clear over the subsequent few weeks that that administration of 

boosters might have to be enlarged. 

Based mostly upon the information that was already seen each within the U.S. and in Israel, 

it is clear the waning of the effectiveness of these vaccines is a actuality, 

and we have to reply to it, however they checked out the place we have been on Friday 

and mentioned here is the place the information is convincing to begin now and we’ll see 

what CDC says later this week. 

WALLACE:  However simply to be clear, what you are saying is you continue to assume and I 

perceive that individuals furthered on the listing, youthful folks, assist your 

folks, did not get their vaccines as early within the course of. You continue to assume 

we’re going to close to booster program for everybody? 

COLLINS:  I am unsure about completely everybody. We’ll need to see what 

they are saying in the end concerning the youngest people due to issues 

about advantages and dangers, however I shall be stunned if boosters will not be 

beneficial for folks beneath 65 going ahead within the subsequent few weeks, however 

we’ll wait and see. 

You realize, Chris, what you are seeing right here is science taking part in out in a really 

clear method. That is the way in which it should be. I am a little bit troubled that 

persons are complaining that the method is not working for them. The method 

is to take a look at the information, have the specialists think about it after which make their 

finest judgments — at that time, recognizing that the judgments might change. 

If folks need a completely authoritative assertion about here is the precise 

reply — effectively, that is not what our nation is all about. Transfer to China, 

you may get it there. 

WALLACE:  Yeah, however let — let me ask you about that, Dr. Collins, as a result of 

President Biden mentioned — he introduced in August 18th that they have been going to 

begin (ph) — sure, he did have a line about pending approval of the FDA and 

the CDC, however he talked about beginning a booster program on September twentieth. 

That is tomorrow. And he talked about giving it to all folks, not only a 

restricted group. 

Now, again in the course of the marketing campaign, he talked quite a bit about “observe the science”. 

Is not saying a selected date and a selected plan for the final 

inhabitants earlier than any of the regulators, the FDA, the CDC, have authorised 

it, is not that the precise reverse of “observe the science”?

COLLINS:  Effectively, he was principally responding to an announcement made by eight 

doctor scientists together with me, together with the pinnacle of the FDA and the 

head of the CDC, saying we had regarded on the information and it regarded as if 

boosters have been going to be a great factor for People to begin to make the most of, 

recognizing in that speech, he did say CDC and FDA’s advisory course of has 

to kick in first. 

You realize, I assume I am a little bit troubled, Chris, about all the buzz 

that is taking place proper now about whether or not the method was good — of 

course, it is not good. No course of ever is. 

However have we misplaced monitor of the targets? The targets listed here are to attempt to shield 

People from dying from this illness — 670,000 have already. 

It does look from the evaluation of the information, by folks on my own, that we’re 

going to want to offer boosters for folks in danger with a purpose to maintain this 

surge from starting to have an effect on even those that are absolutely vaccinated. 

We’re making an attempt to do the precise factor, making an attempt to take a look at the information because it 

evolves, acknowledge issues are altering day-to-day. Perhaps we should be 

speaking extra about that than about whether or not the president mentioned this a month 

in the past and FDA mentioned this on Friday. Let’s attempt to get the science proper and do 

it transparently and brazenly so everyone sees what the method appears like. 

WALLACE:  Let’s speak about one other facet of this. President Biden is 

convening a COVID summit for the world this week in New York as a part of the 

U.N. Basic Meeting. The newest statistics are that 57 % of the 

world’s inhabitants haven’t obtained a single dose of the vaccine. 

Is it ethical for the president to be pushing a 3rd booster dose for 

People when many of the world hasn’t obtained a single first dose? 

COLLINS:  Effectively, I believe it is a false alternative that is being put ahead. 

Now we have, of all of the nations on the earth, finished probably the most to attempt to get 

doses to folks in low and center earnings nations internationally. We have 

already despatched out 140 million doses, dedicated to a different 500 million that 

are coming — contributed $4 billion to COVAX. So we’re very invested in 


And watch and see what occurs this week when the president meets with 

different nations, there could also be extra info there as effectively. 

Essentially the most that we is perhaps speaking about so far as boosters between now and 

the tip of this 12 months is perhaps 100 million doses. It is a fairly small, 

modest quantity in comparison with what we’re already sending out to the remainder of 

the world or have dedicated to take action. 

And once more, let’s be clear, the US, of all of the nations within the 

world, has been the toughest hit with this. And if we have been to step away from 

the necessity to truly shield folks for whom the vaccine safety is 

waning and say, effectively, we simply can not help them as a result of we received to ship all 

these doses abroad, that would not be accountable both. 

WALLACE:  OSHA is at present writing a rule, it is in all probability going to take a 

couple extra weeks, to mandate that companies over — with greater than 100 

workers, mandate vaccines for them or at the least if not, then they need to 

get a compulsory check each week. 

In the meantime, 24 state attorneys basic, all of them Republican, say that 

they plan to sue to dam this mandate to personal companies saying that, 

one, it is authorities overreach and, two, that it’s merely fostering 

vaccine resistance. 

Do not they’ve some extent, Physician? 

COLLINS:  Effectively, I am not a politician and I am not a lawyer. I do know that 

the legislation that Congress handed requires OSHA to take motion when there may be 

grave hazard within the office of hurt to workers. COVID-19 represents a 

grave hazard. So an affordable particular person would say they aren’t simply supposed 

to behave, they need to act in that house, and that could be a justification for 

this rule. 

And I’d simply hope that these attorneys generals who’re protesting 

towards this might step again and ask themselves what is admittedly going to be 

the most effective to save lots of lives and are they on the precise aspect of historical past or the 

mistaken aspect of historical past by making an attempt to withstand this? 

WALLACE:  If the president desires to mandate vaccinations for principally all 

People, or as many as he can, why is there no mandate for folks coming 

throughout the border illegally? The numbers are actually dangerous. That folks — 

unlawful immigrants have come throughout the border, after they depart federal 

custody, one in 5 check constructive for COVID. 

The White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki was requested about that. Take a 



JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY:  Extra persons are vaccinated, 

whether or not they’re migrants or whether or not they’re staff, protects extra folks 

in the US. 

PETER DOOCY, FOX NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT:  Nevertheless it’s a requirement 

for folks at a enterprise with greater than 100 folks, it is not a requirement 

for migrants on the southern border. Why? 

PSAKI:  That is right. Go forward. 


WALLACE:  Effectively, we did not get a lot of a solution from her. So let me ask 

you, Dr. Collins. No mandate for unlawful immigrants crossing the border who 

have a extremely excessive incidence. 

Why not? 

COLLINS:  I am unable to reply the query, Chris. I am not in these 

conversations. I do know that vaccines are being supplied to folks in that 

state of affairs. I assume you are asking, why is it not mandated? That may have 

to be a query for another person. 

WALLACE:  Would — from a public well being perspective, would that be 

more healthy for the nation to make it possible for each particular person coming throughout the 

border illegally will get a vaccine? 

COLLINS:  Effectively, I’d say whether or not they’re coming throughout the border or 

they’re some place else on the earth, sure. As a public well being particular person, I 

need everyone to be vaccinated and if a mandate would assist with that, 

let’s do it. 

WALLACE:  Lastly, pediatric COVID circumstances are rising. At one level, I noticed 

that it was one in 5 of all of the pediatric circumstances within the nation. The place do 

we stand on getting approval to vaccinate kids 5 to 11, the subsequent group 

in line to be vaccinated? The place does that stand? How quickly do you assume it is 

going to occur? 

COLLINS:  Effectively, to start with, children 12 to 17 might be vaccinated. 

Sadly, solely about half of them have been in. So, there’s an space 

the place now we have a chance to make progress, particularly with colleges 


The info submitted by Pfizer to FDA for teenagers 5 to 11 is meant to reach 

in FDA’s palms later this month. I do know they are going to work 24/7 to undergo 

it and attempt to assess whether or not it is time to grant an approval and that may 

occur in weeks and never months, however precisely giving a exact date, I do not 

assume it might be a sensible thought. 

However it will likely be coming, actually, and I do know many mother and father are frightened about 


And I am glad we’re speaking about this as effectively, as a result of one of the best ways to 

shield these children proper now’s to have the folks round them vaccinated. 

So, Chris, earlier than we left off — earlier than we depart off your, might we one 

extra time enchantment to these 75 million unvaccinated individuals who nonetheless haven’t 

gotten their first dose. I do know you have been very constructive concerning the want 

for that, let’s not miss the possibility yet another time to say that is probably the most 

necessary factor we needs to be doing about COVID-19 proper now at this time, Sunday, 

September nineteenth. 

WALLACE:  Dr. Collins, thanks. Thanks in your time, and we’ll be 

monitoring what occurs subsequent with these booster photographs. Thanks, sir. 

COLLINS:  Thanks, Chris. Good to speak to you. 

WALLACE:  Up subsequent, a logjam of labor on Capitol Hill as Democrats raced to 

meet deadlines to fund the federal government, elevate the debt ceiling, and in addition, to 

move President Biden’s home agenda. We’ll ask Congressman John Yarmuth, 

chair of the Home Price range Committee, what they are going to and will not get finished. 


WALLACE:  Congress has a prolonged to-do listing by the tip of the month. 

Failure to behave might result in a authorities shutdown and to defaulting on our 

debt obligations for the primary time in historical past.

In the meantime, the destiny of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion financial agenda is 


Becoming a member of us now, Democratic Congressman and chair of the Home Price range 

Committee, John Yarmuth.

Mr. Chairman, welcome.

REP. JOHN YARMUTH (D-KY): Thanks, Chris. Good to be with you.

WALLACE: Democratic leaders say that the Home will think about this week a 

invoice to fund the federal government and cash for the federal government runs out per week 

from — slightly ten days, September thirtieth, and in addition to boost the debt restrict, 

and that is going to be reached someday a couple of month from now.

Will the houseboat vote to hyperlink the 2, to mix them, in order that they vote 

each to fund the federal government and to boost the debt restrict on the similar time?

YARMUTH:  Really, Chris, I do not assume that call’s been made but. We 

have a number of choices for elevating the debt ceiling, which is completely 

obligatory. As you talked about, we have by no means defaulted on our debt in historical past. 

That is actually type of a ridiculous place to be in. We’re the one 

nation on the earth that has a debt ceiling that works like this. We have 

raised it near 100 occasions over the 104 years it has been in existence. We 

should put off it.

However the place that Republicans, primarily Senator Mitch McConnell, have 

taken is completely irresponsible and I hope that they arrive to their senses 

as a result of, you understand, Mitch has been operating round Kentucky taking credit score for 

plenty of the spending that’s now requiring us to boost the debt restrict. And 

— however Mitch would not actually care about seeming inconsistent or 

hypocritical. He says no matter is expedient. However principally —

WALLACE:  Let me — let me — let me interrupt, if I can, only for a 

second, Chairman —

YARMUTH:  Positive.

WALLACE:  As a result of I — if folks hadn’t gathered already, you and the 

Republican senator out of your state of Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, are previous 

political adversaries. He has taken a transparent stand on the debt restrict.

And let’s hear from him. Right here he’s.


SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY):  Let me be crystal clear about this, 

Republicans are united in opposition to elevating the debt ceiling.


WALLACE:  So I assume here is the query. Should you separate them, then 

McConnell and the Republicans within the Senate are going to vote to fund the 

authorities, however not for the debt restrict. Should you mix them, then would not 

that make it more durable for Republicans to vote towards it as a result of in the event that they vote 

towards the debt restrict, they’re voting to close down the federal government as effectively?

YARMUTH:  Proper. You realize, I am unsure which is worse. Since I have been in 

Congress, the Republicans have shut the federal government down as soon as, the final time 

being in 2013. They — they have been paying a fairly heavy political value for 

doing that till some issues went mistaken with the — the ACA implementation.

However, sure, I believe folks really want to deal with what Mitch simply mentioned. 

Mitch simply mentioned that each Republican in the US Senate was 

ready to vote to have the federal authorities default. That is what he 

mentioned. And that is — I believe that is a violation of the constitutional oath. 

It will be monetary havoc if — if we truly defaulted. The final time 

we threatened to, the — our credit standing as a rustic was lowered a 

little bit, monetary markets didn’t recognize that. So there are quite a bit 

of issues at stake right here.

However — however you are proper. And I — you understand, I do not know what the political 

calculation come what may is. I personally wish to see a clear 

vote on a debt ceiling in order that Republicans truly need to go on the 

document on that vote solely and never combine it with a funding measure, however 

in the end, an important factor is to get each of them finished.

WALLACE:  Proper.

Let me ask you about a problem that entails Democrats within the Home. 

Democratic leaders say that the Home will — and I believed the phrase alternative 

was fascinating — think about the bipartisan infrastructure deal per week from 

tomorrow, September twenty seventh, which is what Speaker Pelosi promised the 

moderates within the Democratic caucus.

YARMUTH:  Proper.

WALLACE:  I assume two questions. One, does “think about” imply “vote” on the — 

on the bipartisan invoice? And — and the explanation I ask, and you’ll know, is 

as a result of some folks within the left wing of your celebration say, hey, look for those who 

put up the bipartisan invoice in September and you do not get to the $3.5 

trillion spending invoice, which we’ll get to in a second, we will vote 

towards the bipartisan invoice.

So are you saying — is — is Speaker Pelosi saying they will vote 

on the bipartisan invoice subsequent week and separate it from the large spending 


YARMUTH:  The one reply I may give you is that that’s the present plan, 

to vote on the infrastructure invoice in September 27. Now, there’s another 

type of {qualifications} to that beneath the — beneath the principles that the 

speaker doesn’t have to truly advance the invoice to the — if we move it 

within the Home, doesn’t truly need to ship it to the president for 

signature. She will maintain onto that invoice for some time. So there are — there’s 

some flexibility when it comes to how we mesh the 2 — the 2 mandates.

WALLACE:  Proper.

YARMUTH:  One in every of them is the vote on that on the twenty seventh. The second is to 

not move one with out the opposite.

WALLACE:  Let’s discuss concerning the massive tax and spending invoice, $3.5 trillion. 

You are going to move it with simply — for those who can move it — with simply 

Democratic votes. And there are some severe splits between the Home and 

Senate Democrats, amongst Home Democrats.

To begin with the scale, $3.5 trillion. You have received Joe Manchin and another 

Senate Democrats saying they will not go for any greater than half that. How do 

you resolve that situation?

YARMUTH:  Effectively, to start with, we — we’re not likely targeted on the highest 

line of spending. I do know lots of people are. As a result of what we should be 

targeted on is what the web funding within the — within the folks of the United 

States shall be. And as — as has been talked about, the Methods and Means 

Committee has voted about $2 trillion price of tax will increase solely on 

wealthiest People and companies in the course of the ten years. So the web 

funding, if no different revenues are created, then that may be a couple of 

trillion and a half {dollars} if the entire spending stayed at that $3.5 

trillion degree.

However, most necessary, what we’re targeted on is the truth that these are 

issues that we completely need to do as nation. These will not be frivolous 

issues. Now we have a determined deficiency within the social infrastructure in 

this nation, entry to inexpensive little one care, the absence of early 

childhood schooling, the — the infrastructure for senior care. I imply we –

– we — now we have a number of seniors, growing daily, and — and residing 

longer, and we need to do what we will to ensure they’ve a snug 


WALLACE:  Chairman —

YARMUTH:  So there are plenty of — that — that — that is what I believe we 

must deal with, not the — not the cash.

WALLACE:  Effectively, lots of people say cash issues too.

YARMUTH:  Effectively, look —

WALLACE:  Your — your finances committee goes to need to attempt to put all 

of the completely different components of the spending bundle collectively.

YARMUTH:  Proper.

WALLACE:  I need to ask you briefly about one different massive cut up amongst 

Democrats, and that’s whether or not or to not enable Medicare to barter decrease 

costs so you may increase Medicare advantages.

You had a — numerous the extra reasonable members of your carcass vote 

towards that. How are you going to resolve that?

YARMUTH:  Proper. Proper. Effectively, I do know that at the least two of them have mentioned 

they really need negotiation with Medicare to happen, they only 

did not just like the mechanism that was within the vitality and commerce laws. 

So there are concepts, I do know, popping out of the Senate on this. I am unsure 

there are very many in — within the Democratic caucus and I — on both aspect 

of the constructing that really are against negotiation on costs of 

prescribed drugs. I simply assume it is the methodology we use.

WALLACE:  Lastly, I need to put up one other Fox Information ballot, which has some 

fascinating outcomes.

President Biden’s total job approval is now 50 % authorised to 49 

% disapproved, or plus 1. In June, it was 56 % to 43, or plus 

13. And different polls have the president’s job approval significantly decrease, 

within the low 40s.

Will not Joe Biden’s diminished standing with the American folks make it 

more durable for Congress, Democrats in Congress, to move his agenda when, as I 

say, there’s much less help for him typically. And it is a powerful votes 

that is going to — you are going to have right here for lots of Democrats.

YARMUTH:  I do not assume it’ll make it harder in any respect as a result of 

what we have seen in polling on what we’re making an attempt to perform, the American 

persons are overwhelmingly in favor of the weather of the Construct Again Higher 

agenda. They need childcare, they need early childhood schooling, they need 

to do one thing about local weather change, they need paid household depart, they 

need higher senior care.

So we really feel that we’re on very, very robust, political floor in — in 

pushing for these type of investments and advantages to the American folks.

WALLACE:  Actual fast, what — when do you assume the Home will move the large 

tax and spending invoice, and what do you assume the highest line quantity shall be?

YARMUTH:  OK. Effectively, I am not going to — I am not going to cope with the highest 

line quantity. I believe it will likely be considerably lower than 3.5 trillion. 

Bear in mind, that is over ten years and that is principally about 5 % extra 

than we will spend anyway. That is the — that is what it means in 


However in reply to your query, I’d say we’re in all probability going to slide 

previous the September twenty seventh date, someday into — into early October could be 

my finest guess.

WALLACE:  Chairman Yarmuth, thanks. Thanks for coming in at this time.

YARMUTH:  Positive.

WALLACE:  And we’ll monitor how issues go within the Home this week, sir.

YARMUTH:  Thanks.

WALLACE:  Up subsequent, we’ll usher in our Sunday group to debate the vital, 

unfinished work going through Congress because the clock ticks down.


WALLACE:  Developing, the Pentagon admits a tragic error saying a U.S. drone 

killed civilians, not terrorists, in Afghanistan. 


GEN. KENNETH MCKENZIE, CENTCOM COMMANDER:  I supply my profound condolences 

to the household and mates of those that have been killed. 


WALLACE:  We’ll ask our Sunday panel what it says about U.S. 

capturabilities with no boots on the bottom.



JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: All I am asking is you pay your 

fair proportion. Pay your fair proportion. 

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): It is the very final thing American staff 

want. It is the very last thing American households can afford. 


WALLACE: President Biden making the case for his large tax and spending 

plan, whereas Senate Republican Chief Mitch McConnell pushes again, saying 

that $3.5 trillion price ticket will crater the economic system. 

And it is time now for our Sunday group. 

Former chief of workers to Mike Pence, Marc Brief. Julie Tempo, making her 

first look right here in her massive new job as govt editor for the complete 

entire worldwide “Related Press,” and Mo Elleithee of Georgetown 

College’s Institute of Politics and Politics Service. 

Julie, congratulations. We’re delighted that you just nonetheless are deigning to 

communicate with us. 


glad to be her, Chris. 


President Biden and congressional Democrats face, as we have been speaking about 

with Chairman Yarmuth, a brutal few weeks. They have a vote to fund the 

authorities. They’ve to handle the difficulty of elevating the debt restrict. 

They have to determine whether or not they will move that bipartisan 

infrastructure plan. After which there’s that, by the way in which, $3.5 trillion tax 

and spending plan. 

The place are they? 

PACE: The scope of what’s forward for the Biden administration and for 

Democrats in Congress proper now’s actually monumental. A lot of Biden’s 

total agenda as president goes to be tied up in what occurs over the 

subsequent couple weeks. After which, as you talked about, there’s additionally that small 

matter of conserving the federal government truly funded. 

I believe in the case of passing the Biden priorities, Democrats need to 

get to sure. They’ve divisions to work by throughout the celebration, they’ve 

questions concerning the prime line price ticket. I believe Democrats, although, are 

going to attempt to push to get to a spot the place they’ll move one thing that 

might look a little bit completely different than what — the place that bundle stands proper 


However I believe there is a actually massive query on this concept of elevating the debt 

restrict and funding the federal government. That’s all the time a extremely tough hill 

for Washington to climb. It sounds prefer it’s one thing that needs to be 

fairly primary, however it’s actually tough. And Mitch McConnell is holding a 

fairly agency line proper now and Democrats are going to need to attempt to determine 

out how they’ll pull on the Senate aspect, specifically a number of Republicans 

over, to attempt to get that debt restrict elevated and that authorities funded. 

WALLACE: Marc, I am positive that you just and your Republican colleagues are 

completely having fun with watching all of the infighting happening amongst Democrats, 

however is not Julie proper, do not Democrats need to get to sure, as a result of in the event that they 

do not, if they do not move the Biden home agenda, and I do know you do not 

agree with it in coverage, however Democrats do, would not that be disastrous for 

them within the 2022 midterms? 

MARC SORT, FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF TO MIKE PENCE: Effectively, it could be disastrous 

for them in the event that they fail, however I believe it is also going to be disastrous for 

them if they really move these large tax improve, Chris. I imply I 

assume it is fairly analogous to, for those who recall when President Obama had 

management of each the Home and the Senate, Nancy Pelosi and her mates 

handed by Obamacare. They handed an enormous stimulus invoice and so they 

lastly ran right into a practice wreck with cap and commerce as a result of she did not have 

the Senate votes. 

What you see proper now’s the same play. She’s asking all of her members 

to return forth on a $3.5 trillion tax and spend plan, however there isn’t any 

proof that there is truly Senate votes for one thing that large. And 

so these members which can be in — which can be in center districts are going to 

need to type of query is, what’s their future and is that this actually what 

their constituents need, as a result of her margin again in 2009 was fairly massive and 

but it led to 63 Republicans coming in, in 2010. Proper now her margin’s 

solely 4 votes, solely 4 votes, and there is plenty of members in center 

battleground districts who’re going to be compelled to stroll the plank and say 

we will do what Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden need us to do or we’re 

going to do what our constituents in our personal district need us to do. 

So I believe there’s plenty of peril for them on both path. 

WALLACE: I need to flip to the opposite massive, home story this week, and it 

occurred Friday afternoon when that — that FDA advisory panel voted 

towards the president’s plan to supply boosters to all People and, in 

truth, made it a choose group, folks over 65, folks in danger. 

Here is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on this. Have a look.


GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): My sense could be, if Donald Trump was president, 

it might be the least tory. However you had two high-ranking FDA folks 

resigned in protest over the push for these boosters. 


WALLACE: Mo, as — as we have identified, again in mid-August, a couple of month 

in the past, President Biden, sure, he mentioned, effectively, it will depend on FDA and CDC 

approval. However then he proceeded to announce a selected begin date, which is 

tomorrow, and that was going to exit to the complete basic inhabitants. 

How massive a humiliation, the truth that the FDA — this guys — the 

president has had observe the scientists. Effectively, here is the FDA advisory 

panel saying we do not agree.


look, I believe — I believe persons are confused. And I do not assume there’s any 

method round that. I believe there’s some — I believe it is comprehensible 

although. I believe we maintain seeing that we’re making an attempt to determine all of this out 

in actual time, that they are wanting on the information in actual time, the delta is 

evolving at a tempo they did not anticipate it to and they also need to react to 

that in actual time. And I believe persons are keen to present the good thing about 

the doubt as much as a sure level. 

On the finish of the day, I do not assume this would be the breaking level for 

them. I do assume folks get that the steerage goes to evolve a bit. I –

– the administration, I believe, as long as it continues to focus its 

energies on the financial restoration from COVID, and on getting as many individuals 

vaccinated as attainable and making that the first focus, then I believe, you 

know, they are going to proceed to — to carry on to a majority of the general public 


WALLACE: Proper.

ELLEITHEE: And past that, persons are going to present them the good thing about 

the doubt. 

WALLACE: Marc, you have been deeply concerned within the White Home COVID process pressure 

beneath your then boss, Vice President Pence and President Trump, and also you 

guys realized the onerous method that the voters do not prefer it in the event that they assume that 

selections on COVID and coping with the virus are being made due to 

politics slightly than due to science. 

SHORT: Chris, I — I believe that is effectively mentioned. I believe the truth is that 

what I believe the Biden administration is affected by is the promise that 

they have been going to observe the science and but it appears that evidently as soon as once more 

they’re getting forward of the science and so they’re making guarantees that even 

their very own FDA would not agree with. 

I additionally assume final week it is gotten much less consideration however the entire assertion 

that we have to shield the vaccinated from the unvaccinated. I imply what 

the heck is that? In case your — in case your belief within the vaccine, then why is it 

that your must — want to guard the vaccinated from the unvaccinated? 

And I believe there is a — I do nonetheless assume there’s plenty of resistance to 

the federal authorities forcing mandates on folks in — in companies and 

saying we will are available in and mandate the — the employers and 

worker, at the least 100 folks require their workers get vaccinated when 

usually you are going to discover that that is going to create a aggressive 

benefit for individuals who have lower than 100 workers as a result of that is 

the place these persons are going to go to. And I believe there’s plenty of concern 

concerning the — the overreach of the federal authorities right here. 

WALLACE: All proper, panel, now we have to take a break right here, step apart for a 


After we come again, it has been a tricky week for the Pentagon because the chairman 

of the Joint Chiefs faces calls to resign and the U.S. admits a horrible 

mistake in Afghanistan.



JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Now we have what’s known as over the 

horizon capabilities, which implies we will strike terrorists and targets 

with out American boots on the bottom, or only a few if wanted. 


satisfied that as many as ten civilians, together with as much as seven kids, 

have been tragically killed in that strike. 


WALLACE: President Biden arguing final month the army can battle 

terrorists from outdoors Afghanistan, and the pinnacle of U.S. Central Command, 

Basic Frank McKenzie, acknowledging Friday a drone strike, simply as 

American troops have been leaving, hit the mistaken folks. 

This comes as new numbers from our Fox ballot present approval of President 

Biden’s dealing with of Afghanistan is now the other way up. Sixty % 

disapprove, whereas 36 % approve. 

And we’re again now with the panel.

Julie, President Biden was, as we are saying, already in hassle with the American 

folks and the way in which he is dealt with Afghanistan. This tragic mistake with this 

drone strike shouldn’t be going to extend public confidence in his dealing with. 

PACE: No, it is actually not and it’s only a actually horrific tragedy that 

this strike killed civilians in Afghanistan, together with individuals who had 

labored carefully with People in the course of the course of the warfare. In some methods 

it is nearly a becoming finish to the — the actual — the actual mess that we have 

seen in Afghanistan within the closing weeks of the U.S. presence there. And I 

assume one of many issues that the White Home, you understand, has type of 

struggled to get their — their palms round right here is the concept truly 

the general public has largely been supportive of the notion of getting American 

troops out of Afghanistan, however they’ve more and more develop into annoyed and 

indignant with the way in which that that drawdown has occurred. 

And so the — the final word resolution to depart could also be seen as the precise one 

by many individuals. The best way it was dealt with continues to, I believe, actually — to 

frustrate, once more, and anger plenty of People. And I believe the query 

going ahead is, what is the state of affairs on Afghanistan — in — on the 

floor in Afghanistan seem like in a number of months, in a number of years? As a result of we 

now are more and more listening to from army leaders that this might be a 

state of affairs the place al Qaeda or different extremist teams are in a position to reconstitute 

and pose a risk not simply inside Afghanistan, however to the western — to the 

western world. 

WALLACE: Mo, to again up what Julie simply mentioned, I need to put up one other 

end result from our Fox Information ballot. Folks approve of the coverage resolution to 

take away U.S. troops from Afghanistan, 55 % to 40 %. However as you 

see there on the rights, they disapprove of the way in which the president dealt with 

the withdrawal, 59 % to 37 %.

And you have to assume, Mo, {that a} drone strike that kills ten harmless 

civilians, together with seven kids, is not going to spice up confidence within the 

president’s competence in Afghanistan. 

ELLEITHEE: No. All the things Julie mentioned was proper, this was an unmitigated 

catastrophe and a tragic lack of — of lifetime of civilians. Look, the — the — 

the — the choice he is on to withdraw, he is on stable, political floor. 

We will have a strong dialogue I believe and debate about the way it — the way it 

occurred. There’s — there might be an argument to be made that, you understand, 

this sort — and — and lots of Democrats are making the argument that this 

was all the time going to be chaotic, that there was nothing we might try this was 

going to keep away from chaos. That is a debate that I believe we’ll be having for 

fairly a while. 

However this? This incident? I — I discover it onerous to search out phrases to defend what 

occurred with this tragic mistake. And I anticipate you will note fairly a little bit of 

— you may see the — the oversight committees in Congress begin to gear 

into — into overdrive fairly fast. 

WALLACE: Effectively, talking of oversight, I need to flip to the controversy 

over the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Employees, Basic Mark Milley, and 

reporting in a brand new e-book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa that Milley known as 

that prime Chinese language basic to the precise there two days after the Capitol riot 

to reassure him the U.S. had no intentions to assault. 

Right here was response to that revelation this week. 


SEN. JOHN KENNEDY (R-LA): If Basic Milley had these communications with 

the Communist Social gathering of China, he is a smoked turkey, and he should be. 

GEN. JACK KEANE, RETIRED FOUR-STAR GENERAL: I do not see something that is 

undermining civilian management of the army. 


WALLACE: Marc, Milley reportedly felt he needed to reassure the Chinese language 

as a result of he was frightened about Donald Trump’s instability and what he would possibly 

do subsequent. 

SHORT: Effectively, Chris, it is onerous to think about any energetic army chief who’s 

participated in additional of those biographies of Donald Trump than Mark Milley. 

He actually appears to be very involved about what his public picture is and 

maybe that is certainly one of our issues. As an alternative, the main target ought to have been 

extra on what we’re doing in Afghanistan and different overseas coverage areas. 

I believe that — I believe that we have to await Basic Milley’s testimony 

earlier than the Senate Armed Providers’ Committee. I am a little bit bit reluctant 

simply to imagine at face worth and settle for that comes out of Bob Woodward’s 

e-book. However I do assume there — that if that is true, then I do assume he 

must step apart. However I believe now we have to carry judgment until he truly 

has testimony and clarifies this for the American folks.

WALLACE: Marc, whereas I’ve you right here, I will ask you about one thing 

you in all probability knew about immediately as a result of there may be an account within the Bob 

Woodward e-book that late December, final 12 months, when Vice President Pence was 

nonetheless in workplace, that he known as former Vice President Dan Quayle to ask him 

to debate whether or not or not he had the ability, the flexibility, throughout — on 

January sixth, the certification day, to throw the election to Trump within the 


What have you learnt about that story? 

SHORT: Effectively, my recollection was that Dan Quayle known as the vp 

to supply his recommendation. And the truth is that the vp, Pence, you 

know, all the time instructed President Trump he’d be glad to take a look at something that 

was despatched his option to evaluation this, however he was fairly sure and confidence 

that there was no constitutional authority that may have ever given any 

one particular person some large authority to overturn the outcomes of the election, 

that — that we, as conservatives, consider that an election needs to be 

licensed on the state degree, and that is precisely what occurred in 2020, 

there weren’t a separate set of slates, a distinct set of certifications. 

And it assume it is slightly un-American to assume that anybody particular person would 

have had the authority to have that a lot authority to overturn an election. 

I believe the vice current was clear from day one, that is what he thought his 

position was and I do not assume he ever wavered in that. 

WALLACE: Julie, let’s return to the — to the Milley story. 

What have you ever present in your reporting? How chaotic was the Trump White 

Home within the remaining days, and the way a lot concern was there within the White Home, 

within the authorities ceremony massive, concerning the president’s stability? 

PACE: Marc is aware of this firsthand. I imply there — it’s onerous to overstate 

how on edge Washington was throughout that time period, each the times after 

the election, after which actually round January sixth. And that was a 

bipartisan concern. There — there have been high-level Republicans who have been 

actually on edge about what the president’s subsequent steps is perhaps there. And 

Milley is simply one of many folks, now a really highly effective particular person, however certainly one of 

the individuals who was making an attempt to mitigate a possible catastrophe there. 

Milley had mentioned that he believes that his calls to his Chinese language counterparts 

have been throughout the bounds of his position as Joint Chiefs chairman. He’s going to 

testify, I believe in additional element, about this later in September. It is going to be 

fascinating to see him clarify why he felt the necessity to take these steps. 

However, once more, I believe it is necessary for folks to do not forget that in these 

days in January, it was not simply Mark Milley who was involved about 

President Trump actions. That was a priority that was shared broadly throughout 

the capital. 

WALLACE: Let me simply ask you rapidly, as a result of within the e-book, Woodward and 

Costa describe his name to the Chinese language as a secret name. Milley, or his 

folks, are telling reporters, hey, look, he made two calls, one in October 

with the specific approval of then Protection Secretary Esper, and the second 

name he made on January eighth, two days after the riot, there have been 15 folks 

within the room. I imply was it secret or was this very a lot inside channels? 

PACE: Milley is — is making an attempt to argue that this was inside correct channels. 

Now, it would not seem as if these have been calls — they actually weren’t 

briefed out to the media on the time. They actually weren’t calls, at 

least primarily based on our present understanding, that President Trump and others 

on the prime ranges of the White Home have been conscious of. However I believe that is one 

of the issues that shall be actually fascinating about his testimony later in 

September, precisely who throughout the administration knew that he was making 

these calls and the place folks primarily approving of him taking these 


WALLACE: Mo, I’ve received a couple of minute left right here. Whether or not what Milley did was 

proper or mistaken, I need to decide up on Marc Brief’s remark. He appears to be 

in each certainly one of these books, both speaking immediately or speaking to someone 

who talked to the authors, speak about how frightened he was about Donald Trump 

and separating himself. 

Two political, too out entrance for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs?

ELLEITHEE: I — look, I do not assume so. I believe Mark Milley — it is 

fascinating to see kind of the assaults on him proper now. And — and — and 

I am with everybody else. Let’s have a look at what — what the testimony brings. 

It is fascinating to see folks throwing round phrases like treasonous and, 

you understand, calling on him to resign. Bear in mind, this was within the wake of a — 

of an revolt and he was making an attempt to tamp down overseas concern. So we’ll 

see what occurs, however I believe he’ll be OK. 

WALLACE: Effectively, we’ll see. And that shall be must-see TV September twenty eighth. 

Thanks, panel. See you subsequent Sunday. 

Up subsequent, our “Energy Participant of the Week.” Fox Sports activities insider Jay Glazer on 

how he will get all these massive scoops and his new focus off the sphere. 


WALLACE: This time of 12 months, Sunday’s imply doing this program, after which 

getting house in time to observe NFL soccer on Fox. A key member of the Fox 

Sports activities staff is thought for breaking massive tales, and now for his necessary 

work off the sphere. 

Here is our “Energy Participant of the Week.” 


JAY GLAZER, FOX SPORTS ANALYST AND NFL INSIDER: Soccer is likely one of the solely 

locations the place someone might spill a beer on you within the first quarter and 

you are hugging them within the second quarter. It simply brings folks collectively. 

With all of our members of the family right here.

WALLACE (voice over): Bringing folks collectively is a ardour for Fox Sports activities 

insider Jay Glazer. 


WALLACE: Particularly now that with COVID vaccines, stadiums shall be crammed 

once more. 

GLAZER: Proper earlier than the beginning of the season, I went on a 35 NFL day 

coaching camp tour. And the followers have been again. And it was so nice to really feel 

that once more. You actually do not know what you’ve till you miss it. 

WALLACE: Glazer is a part of the staff at Fox Sports activities pregame present “FOX NFL 


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What is the newest with him? 

GLAZER: Effectively, Deshaun Watson, they’re at a standstill as a result of —

WALLACE: His job, getting followers the within monitor on the league’s massive 


GLAZER: I do not know the place they’re getting that from! 

WALLACE (on digital camera): Can Tom Brady do it once more? Can he go to and win his 

eighth Tremendous Bowl? 

GLAZER: We have seen what Tom can do. I’ve received no thought what he cannot do. 

That is beginning to sound private.

WALLACE (voice over): Glazer lives as much as his insider rep, visitor starring on 

HBO’s “Ballers.”

GLAZER: That’s precisely what groups need to see. 

WALLACE: And breaking main tales like Spy-gate, when the New England 

Patriots secretly taped what different groups have been doing. 

GLAZER: Once I first got here within the NFL in 1993, I mentioned, man, how can I be 

completely different from everyone else. And I used to be going to begin relationships in 

this league. 

WALLACE: Glazer says the relationships have developed, from in search of information, 

to sharing his battle with despair and anxiousness. 

GLAZER: As a result of I have been so open about psychological well being, I am having head 

coaches and basic managers and gamers and guys I used to, you understand, rely 

on for — for scoops and data, now calling for assistance on their finish. 

WALLACE (on digital camera): What does residing within the grey imply? 

GLAZER: To begin with, it sucks. It is a ache behind my rib cage, I assume, if 

you’ll. It is type of in my soul. So that you see me all laughy and joking on 

TV. Loads of it’s to search out some laughter to beat it. 

WALLACE (voice over): Utilizing his background in combined martial arts, Glazer 

open a high-caliber health club known as Unbreakable Efficiency Middle, the place he now 

brings in therapists to deal with psychological well being. 

GLAZER: Similar to you may go and get physique labored on, a therapeutic massage, on one aspect 

of the health club, you may go get some work in your soul on the opposite aspect. 



WALLACE: He additionally created Merging Vets and Gamers, or MVP, a charity the place 

veterans and athletes speak about their shared battle. 

GLAZER: As soon as the uniform comes off, plenty of occasions they really feel like their 

identification is gone. 

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Who’s received my again! 

CROWD: I’ve received your again.

GLAZER: Our outcomes have actually — they’ve actually been lovely. It is 

unbelievable. And the bonds that they’ve had. The largest factor is if you 

lose your staff, it is a scary world on the market. And so I am simply making an attempt to 

give them a staff once more. 

WALLACE: Glazer says the grey is a day by day battle, one he’ll proceed to 

communicate up about so others can too. 

GLAZER: My mates like Michael Strahan and Howie Lengthy and them would simply 

say, oh, Jay’s loopy. And now we’re speaking about psychological well being and we’re 

in a position to shine a lightweight on it. So the extra I can communicate out about it, to indicate 

folks they are not alone, it is nearly construct a staff with all of us collectively, 

I say all of us, anyone and everyone, you do not have to undergo 

despair or anxiousness. We have got to stroll this stroll collectively. 


WALLACE: This January, Glazer shall be out with a brand new e-book known as 

“Unbreakable: How I Turned my Melancholy and Anxiousness into Motivation and 

You Can Too.” 

Talking of books, my new one, “Countdown Bin Laden,” is quantity two on the 

newest “New York Occasions” bestseller listing. Thanks in your help and for 

all of the notes you have despatched me about this historical past thriller.

And that is it for at this time. Have a terrific week and we’ll see you subsequent FOX NEWS 


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