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-- boxes are now Florida's recount results are in they were challenged by Republican congressman Alan west after he came in behind his democratic challenger.
But just behind him.
Congressman west joins me live from Florida with the latest news congressman.
Welcome I -- -- getting set for Thanksgiving but before you go off to Thanksgiving.
You have an announcement to make.
Good morning and happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone and we're not going to go forth -- contest via certified results that Saint Louis -- sent -- Even though they sent up the results based upon about a week ago Sunday and not the final recount so we're going to move ahead and we wish him congressman though Murphy elect very well.
But I think that now is not the time to try to draw process -- We brought -- some incredible voting irregularities not just the same was -- but also some that we found in Palm Beach County but now's not the time.
For the people back here congressional district eighteen to be left in lurch how tough is this decision for you.
Well it's not so much of a tough decision because one of things I've always felt this.
Not to serve in this country my entire adult life and leaders don't need the title.
In order to continue to lead and also to -- voice.
And so I will continue to be a citizen servant of this -- great nation and do the things to help restore this constitutional republic.
But this is not about me as we always said it was about the voters in congressional district eighteen.
-- for these past two weeks we did a very good job -- -- incredible support.
In his CD eighteen and across the nation or people that wanted to have the truth and I think that we were uncovered a lot of things that now the people could continue to pursue as well.
So -- you come back from serving they did some stuff for the military in private life.
And then you run for the office she didn't make it you win the next time and then this time just moments ago you say OK I concede I lost this one.
Is there going to be another fight for you to get this seat back or another seat back in Florida.
Well right now you know god knows the plans from my life and the most important thing is to enjoy Thanksgiving and my youngest daughter has a sixteenth birthday on Saturday.
So that's where my concern is right now to be with the family and though will make that decision -- apparently as far as where we're gonna move ahead.
Congressman do you believe if there was a recount into the F point four if his point 5% distance between you.
And your opponent you get that recount was point 58 do you believe if we were recounted that you would have come out on top.
What we were pretty close what we did yesterday we went back and tried to do an analysis of some of the recount -- that we did get not a full recount data.
And we did not think that -- be able to get that point you were a percent.
And so therefore we're not going to continue want to to challenge this a contest that we're gonna let those results that -- sent up to Tallahassee Florida to the secretary of State's office.
Even though saint Lucie county did say there were irregularities.
In the final results that they sent we're gonna let that go.
So congressman after one term get -- -- daughter's birthday.
Celebrate Thanksgiving and worry about I don't think about your next step -- also could rest assured knowing you made impact immediately.
As a one term congressman we'll see what the sequel -- Carson thanks so much for joining us and I didn't announcing on our show.
Appreciate -- thanks a lot Brian and all the best to you and happy Thanksgiving to America okay thank you very much.
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