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We're also getting a lot of new and -- -- of reaction to the debt deal from president Obama's own party.
One Democrat calling it a cure -- worse than the disease.
And get -- Missouri congressman Emanuel Cleaver chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus making headlines with this scathing statement calling the deal quote.
A sugar coated Satan sandwich.
-- right let's bring in Texas congresswoman -- definitely also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
To see how she feels today congressman great to see you thank you for joining us that -- your take on the deal.
Well we're meeting right now with the vice president of the United States and all of us have made a commitment and I'm gonna say it publicly on.
National television we're gonna read this.
Document we gonna read this moving target this unknown entity and we -- understand -- before we vote for it.
Frankly -- job for those of us -- Democrats is to nurture and grow our values.
Our values are that there are people who are hurting out there and their dependence on Medicare.
Medicaid and so security those are not ugly words those -- that distasteful words and we believe they are and.
-- attractive meals to put in front of people so this is the question pool does this legislative initiative help.
Does that help small businesses that create jobs does -- help schools.
That trying to keep their doors open so that students can come and have federal pell grant to keep them in school meeting -- colleges.
That's a question that we've -- -- is it justice for all the justice for a few and my friends who have been influenced by the Tea Party.
-- six months ago.
Didn't allow us to sit down at the table and have a long range negotiation.
Dealing with both revenues and cuts.
Are now I believe the ones that -- Tell the American people that this was the better way I don't know if this is the bad way but I'm gonna give it my bad shot.
And listen to all of the views about whether or not there is justice for all.
And congresswoman are you reassured at all by the fact the White House in their official release on exactly what this deal does.
They talk about things saying it does protect pell grant that will protect -- on Medicare Medicaid -- -- security is that reassurance good enough for you coming from the White House.
Well let me say this I know the president's heart.
And I recognize that we're eating some sandwiches that we don't like.
But I believe that his support is for these.
Basic necessities for the American people no matter what background you come from.
As I said the vice president is meeting with -- caucuses now.
We will be meeting with a number of caucuses throughout the afternoon.
I think that it is also the responsibility for individual members of the United States congress to meet.
And make their decision I will tell you this I would like to have on the floor of the house the lifting of the debt ceiling a clean debt ceiling that has a sentence in -- that Medicaid.
Medicare -- -- security will be protected.
My constituents many of them.
Up watching right now are concerned -- Social Security checks will come the next day and this is not a joke and I don't like anyone saying the president just said this.
Be on a Social Security check on SSI and see whether it's a joke.
See whether or not a woman in a nursing home I am told had to be taken.
To the hospital because -- had gotten so worked up about not having the reimbursement for the money that she needed to -- that nursing home.
-- student that is trying to get into college so I would say I don't wanna be in a war with the White House.
I am not happy right now but I -- -- I'm happy war yeah that's kind of read what we have and be part of the solution if I don't plan.
You don't -- -- senate majority leader they -- across the hill from use that he's very hopeful and confident that this deal getting it done.
Sound like he's nowhere near being reassured of your vote at this point you have a lot of concerns.
If this doesn't get -- do you still continue to stand out at the -- many on the hill view that the president should exercise some sort of authority under the fourteenth amendment.
Override what congress is working on and simply take the reins and raise the debt ceiling without congress.
I interpreted in this way I believe if we reached a level of crisis.
The commander in chief always has to have.
The -- and needs of the American people.
And he should use his constitutional authority.
Which may come in many different forms to avoid.
The nation I'm going over the break we can see how the markets have perked up.
That the world watches us and we must stand.
In order to ensure he must stand -- -- -- -- that does not happen now let me just say this there's a good thing here where there's a firewall between discretionary spending and security.
But I am sick and tired and I -- I know that I'm quoting Fannie Lou payment.
Win the most -- have to be at the -- I wanna know we helping small business to get jobs because that's what people want to see -- happen.
I see happen I don't see this legislation right now that I'm going to read.
Ought to be able to do that if there is going to be moments when I have another bite of the apple with this committee that should be diverse by the way.
This point has been raised it should be a diverse committee that represents all sectors of our caucus on all diversity of our caucus but if I have another bite at the apple.
In November when I can say up -- down this is not the direction -- though this will not create jobs.
I may look at this with -- a Keener -- And see attitude.
That we've got to come together on this day I hope the Tea Party would do the same thing.
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