recognition of same sex marriages and formerly repeals dome of has now passed both the senate and the house. it was the right wing supreme courts threat, particularly clarence thomas threats to overturn the case that legalized same sex marriage that prompted lawmakers in both houses to take action. the bill now goes to president joe biden's desk where he will sign it. well, 39 republicans joined democrats in passing the bill. 169 house republicans, the majority of the caucus, voted no. some members of that caucus took to the floor to literally cry about it. >> traditional biblical marriage is the foundation of a strong society, and a strong culture. i will say it once again. almost everything that plagues our society is a failure to follow god's design for marriage, morality, and the family. >> the democrats want americans to believe that supreme court any moment, in fact, the chairman just referenced this. at any moment could stack in and overturn's opinions and
so far, chairman thompson has not been ready to publicly name names. >> we have not made a decision as to who, but we have made decisions that criminal referrals will happen. i wish i could tell you one, two, three, four, but all of that is still being discussed. the committee continues its work to hold accountable the people who tried to overthrow the american democracy ungenerous sucks, 2021. we see examples from around the world, just the last 24 hours, about how fragile democracy can be and how seriously these other countries are taking threats to the democratic order. in germany, for example, police launched a series of raids at dawn yesterday sorting an alleged far-right plot to violently attack parliament. the group, german officials say, was inspired by american extremists and the storming of the american capitol nearly two years ago.
were charged with plotting to attack power stations in the northwest. in february of 2022, three more right-wing extremists pleaded guilty to terrorism charges after conspiring to attack the u.s. power grid and, in the words of the justice department, stoke division in our society all in the name of white supremacy. since 2017, attacks in vandalism on election infrastructure in the u.s. have been steadily rising. this year alone there have been more than 100 attacks on the grid. and now, amid that rise in violent threats from fringe right-wing conspiracy theorists, the former president of the united states is going farther than he ever has to embrace fringe right-wing conspiracy theorists. on tuesday, former president donald trump hot office dinner with the white nationalist antisemitic k popstar hosted another group of right-wing extremists that is national florida home. this time it was boosters of the far-right qanon conspiracy who got their very own state dinner in trump land. a fund-raiser that featured a
threats made over this conflict, anderson. >> sam kylie, thank you. appreciate it. stay safe. we are just getting word about the first known execution in iran of a protester. the first person we know that was killed by the iranian regime because they spoke out. news outlets in iran said the protester was executed by hanging this morning. his name was mohsen shekari. according to "the new york times," he was 23 years old. "the times" also reports a protester who met shekari loved life. according to iranian authorities, he was convicted of what was basically waging war against god for attacking the paramilitary force in tehran in september. he was sentenced that same month. the protests were sparked after a 22-year-old woman was apprehended by the state's morality police for not wearing a hijab. he later died in custody.
it's been a ferocious battle. it's raining now. it has been freezing. certainly ukrainian troops have bulked down in trenches. armor is difficult to move around. neither side can really prevail under these conditions. and it's likely to get worse actually when the ground freezes and armor and mobile artillery can start moving around. there are also reports that the russians are heavily reinforcing yet more troops on that front. so, there's no sign of a let-up, rather this area is becoming a real focus of russian violence, as putin, in the view of ukraine, desperately seeks to get some kind of victory, anderson, after months of defeat, particularly in the north and the south of the country. >> this week, putin said the conflict is going to take a while, and increasingly threats of nuclear war. what's the view from ukraine? >> reporter: well, the ukrainians and many in the international community are extremely concerned about previous threats made by the
fauci? why isn't he speaking out about prominent physicians having their voices suppressed? >> i think a lot of the leadership of silicon valley, a lot of the people who give advice to silicon valley about these content moderation policies they have gone way too far. it's one thing to suppress violent threats against people. absolutely appropriate but then to turn around and decide they are going to suppress discussions about basic scientific policy, i wasn't saying anything that was threatening people other than maybe tony fauci, not physically, just his ideas. we needed to have a discussion, an open scientific discussion about the right policies for covid. imagine how different all the small businesses who stayed open, all the people that wouldn't have missed their cancer screenings, all the kids that wouldn't be depressed and suicidal, all the learning loss that could have been avoided if
supremacy. since 2017, attacks in vandalism on election infrastructure in the u.s. have been steadily rising. this year alone there have been more than 100 attacks on the grid. and now, amid that rise in violent threats from fringe right-wing conspiracy theorists, the former president of the united states is going farther than he ever has to embrace fringe right-wing conspiracy theorists. on tuesday, former president donald trump hot office dinner with the white nationalist antisemitic popstar hosted another group of right-wing extremists that is national florida home. this time it was boosters of the far-right qanon conspiracy who got their very own state dinner in trump land. a fund-raiser that featured a so-called documentary about child sex trafficking. this is how trump addressed that room full of conspiracy mongers. >> you are incredible people. and you are doing unbelievable work. and we just appreciate you being here.