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Personal story segment tonight Senator John McCain involved and to be controversies on Capitol Hill -- his attacks mass will Democrats or Republicans finally.
Agree on how to fund the government.
And secondly -- Susan Rice controversy.
When discussing the attacks against our facilities and -- Ghazi.
I relied solely and squarely.
On the information provided to me by the intelligence community.
I made clear that the information was preliminary.
And that our investigations.
Would give us the definitive answers.
Joining us now from Washington is Senator McCain.
So I think it's obvious that that Secretary Rice as she was just a mouthpiece here she was sent out she was given some talking points.
About the Libyan.
Violence in the assassination of our ambassador there and she just out of them off I don't think she did anything deceitful she's just a team player they told what to say -- -- -- set my wrong.
Well I think you're correct to ensure they agreed that don't we all have a responsibility before we go out and talk to the American people on all five.
More Sunday morning shows for verifying that those facts are true there was classified information which.
She has access to which it clearly contradicted that she also by the way said that al-Qaeda which decimated.
Along with enlightened being killed that al-Qaeda is not -- decimated al-Qaeda is roaring back in mostly -- Isn't -- the Middle East but isn't she what Washington is these days a bureaucrat.
She does what she's told she's a good soldier and she's gonna be rewarded by the president.
With the secretary of state slot.
Because she did his spitting.
I think that's what this is senator.
I think that may be the view of the present -- United States.
But I think we're all responsible for what we say particularly.
In positions of -- Does it have positions of responsibility -- to have all of the facts together before you tell the American people and by the way.
This is also about the president and I -- states who did not tell the people of this country either did not know or didn't tell people.
As long as the 25 two weeks later.
He was at the UN after being on the view when Letterman saying that they didn't know what that they still saying that this was -- hateful video.
That -- so -- can explain demonstration TC well.
As -- explained it right because because there were people who are survivors.
At the from the consulate who were interviewed two days later.
In Germany that said there was no -- but definitely the president station chief -- why she is.
We intrude on his campaign so he just said presses and a bottoming out knowing get away -- that's what he did but here's a key question about ambassador rice and then we'll get to the tax stuff.
Is she a dishonest woman senator.
Is she -- -- did she just go out there and knowing what she said was false and say it anyway that's the crux of this matter.
I don't think it was a matter -- dishonesty it was a matter again of responsibility there was plenty of information out there which he has access to she didn't.
What's contradicted what she said well you get you have a if you're telling the American people speaking for the White House -- a White House it's hammer out.
You have responsibility to make sure that those facts or accurate just like Colin Powell.
Had a responsibility before he went to the united nations Security Council.
And gave information which later turned out to be incorrect we are all responsible.
When we are talking to the American people on behalf of the either an American government or the American -- I doubt if if the President Obama nominate Secretary Rice is secretary of state.
Is that a direct disrespectful.
Move toward you.
And the other critics of this whole situation is that an in your case I don't care what you say -- to do it anyway.
I think this is really about four dead Americans -- and I know I answer my -- and -- I've answered my question no disrespect thing is you know I don't think so because I think the president has a right to nominate whoever he feels can.
That's sure -- all we have always a controversy that's been engendered he knows.
That she didn't speak truthfully for whatever reason it could be incompetence it could be whatever.
And he's still got to do what he has Kerry Kerry wants the job you know that he's got a lot of people who can have that job.
He seems to me that -- the President Obama nominate Secretary Rice he -- and a message -- the Republican Party gone blank you guys I don't care what.
No I don't not sure that he thinks that he also thinks that he would just won an election which he did and he also.
Can nominate those who he thinks is best but it's also the job with the United States senate according constitution.
For advice and consent.
And that's our role and I take that very serious cuts are -- attacks in the funding we ignored this thing out here and what's the time line.
Well they're not meeting this week which is centrist thing but so there does seem to be as much a sense of urgency -- -- markets syndicate.
I don't know what's gonna happen bill because I think it spends on both sides in what they view -- a lesson of the election -- Republicans maintain their majority in the house the president won -- victory.
I think -- that there is every possibility.
That we can kick the can down the road for six months or so by just saying put everything on hold.
But also if you're really gonna solve this problem if you really want to address -- you've got to go after entitlements and everybody knows sets -- third rail that's why that part has to be bipartisan way it was.
We Tip O'Neill and Ronald -- to what I'm hearing you say is that you think that congress may -- pass a short term extension of what we have now so they can have more time to debate with the new people coming.
I think it's very possible I hate to see that result because once you delay that also gives reasons.
For further delay but I wouldn't be surprised if -- it was like you know you know other congressmen senators have to go shopping and you guys in a lot of you guys are gonna go to believes in and get candy and yet we can't -- -- You know that we -- in we were in the Christmas Eve.
When we were debate and obamacare frankly years ago I remember parliament and you weren't happy about it either.
A couple of I was oh he's -- -- -- -- -- right thanks civilians so candidly appreciated that a result of our fellow.
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