Boehner done going one-on-one with Obama?
House speaker reportedly makes pledge to GOP
- Duration 5:05
- Date Jan 3, 2013
House speaker reportedly makes pledge to GOP
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So your -- -- cliff showdown reportedly leaving the house speaker.
Pushing for a new change in the new year he says no more one on one negotiations.
With the president.
The speaker facing a vote later this afternoon whether or not it remains the speaker after a rocky start of the new year.
-- -- anchor special report with me on this how you doing Brett.
-- -- -- morning to you no shortage of topics here the first yesterday notice Boehner retain the speakership do you believe.
Yes I mean they're going -- is that he retains the -- ship they could get Dicey there are reportedly some 25 members who have reservations about speaker Boehner.
Only seventeen of them.
Would be needed to vote against him to make it to a second ballot which it hasn't happened in -- decades and that could cause real problems.
But -- going bet is that he will have the votes when all.
Comes around at at about.
1 o'clock and we should know that he's retained the speakership.
At about 140 continents -- Let's go on that assumption and that address the report that came out today.
You know John Boehner has tried to strike this relationship with President Obama.
For years now they know in fits and starts to comes and it goes but but now this report that he says he's done going one on one with the president.
What are you hearing about this what do you make of it.
I think it's a signal to his caucus.
Two -- to say.
This was a one time deal.
After all of the health care back and forth and all of the up four after.
-- you'll remember Nancy Pelosi saying.
You know will.
See what's in the bill after we pass it and Republicans just outraged with the process.
After health care that really led to.
The surge that that got so many Republicans in office.
A lot of people up on the hill on the Republican side of the -- were just upset with the process about how this all came to be.
And this fiscal cliff negotiating behind closed doors and then pushing it through at the last minute.
The out the door went the three day look at a bill and the legislative language and it was all rushed.
I think the signal was to it to say we're going back to a regular diet we're going back into regular order.
And speaker Boehner saying.
This is what I pledge to you in 23.
While -- I think the Wall Street Journal has a must read story this morning about how Mitch McConnell called Joseph Biden and said it.
You know does anyone down there know how to cut a deal and apparently -- to engage in push this -- forward.
On the 31 of December.
With regard to sandy what what what is your take.
On whether or not the criticism is warranted directed to speaker Boehner.
Or would or could you turn around and wonder where house Democrats on this deal and if you where's the president frankly he's flown back to Hawaii on the on the sandy restoration -- -- to help some of the victims and critics are from -- said hey man this this bill is loaded with a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with the folks in Connecticut.
New Jersey or New York which you -- -- I think.
You know listen I think there are people out there on Capitol Hill who were are split on this there's a lot of emotion behind this and obviously Governor Christie expressed that.
As did members on both sides of the aisle.
From the new York New Jersey delegation.
And a lot of emotion came out later in the day you started -- year -- -- concerns about the senate bill that actually got through.
And as you mentioned the list of pork that didn't have to do with hurricane sandy.
And also the process that you know pushing it through not really looking -- it's getting it through and just passing it.
Did so in retrospect there are some people up there are saying listen maybe we should do this in tranches.
Get the emergency funding for the first year or two with a nine billion which is what they're probably going to do on Friday.
And get that fast and then look at the rest of the money.
In in pieces you know honestly I think Boehner is going to come out better in the long when I guess is what I'm saying you know bill -- -- -- Ten years ago this would have gone right through but -- it's a different time now in sixty billion has to be paid for somehow.
You know and I'm in the commuter jet to back offer for Honolulu the other day.
And and now you've got these lawmakers trying to figure out we can do this but you know you get up the -- somewhere.
But otherwise we just ended the sixteen point four trillion anybody the last ten seconds.
Yeah I mean there are people out there that say disaster relief is a different ball game in and they need did.
Act fast with disaster relief and the flip side to that is -- will deal with the emergency money.
And when you're talking about long term disaster relief we need to look at bills to make sure they're not.
Putting through a lot of pork spending.
But Brett thanks we'll see at 6 o'clock okay.
Yep -- -- cover later tonight thanks sir you guys are and how much.