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We have this Sunday morning a lot to talk about today because the White House is pushing back against criticism of the president's leadership.
Senior advisor Dan -- appearing on all five Sunday talk shows the full Ginsburg -- you were talents.
Tells us rather accusing Republicans of exploiting the IRS exploding the AP story.
And the Ben Ghazi controversy for political purposes he calls it offensive.
Now I do not I think we've seen this playbook from the Republicans before when they wanna do when they're lacking a positive agenda is try to drag Washington into a swamp -- partisan fishing expeditions trumped -- hearings.
And false allegations -- -- let that happen the president's got business you've the American people that was just part of what he said on Sunday got to react -- -- public and Roy Blunt remember this senator services committees are good morning to you and thank you for your time ago -- yeah I'm doing fine thank you hope you're doing well.
Also because it offensive what do you say.
Well I also heard him say trumped up -- -- I don't know what's trumped up about this it's clear that the facts are out there that the IRS did things that nobody should in their right mind.
It's also clear in this from Ben -- worth the time that happened I was on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
That the information was never allowed to come out that should have come out.
I think the real challenge here for Republicans frankly is too is to -- Patient and methodical when you're outraged it's hard to do when your outrage but the right thing to do here is let the facts come out.
Don't try to pre judge what they are I think it's -- more and more obvious to me that.
That we're gonna find out that more people knew about the IRS than have admitted so for they knew about it and people are going to be.
Upset when that happens and they.
When it went and they should be upset this GE RS's -- scariest of all federal government agencies to the average American.
And they don't like thinking that nobody's running the IRS you know in the first.
Four years of the Obama administration everything was George Bush's fault.
Now apparently everything is nobody's fault because nobody's taking responsibility for the government anymore.
More about your comment about Republicans do you think on the senate and house side so far they have done that they have.
Stuck to what would you believe is a cautious approach to find the facts.
Well I think that's happening and I think -- this house hearings will -- should go -- long.
I hope that their chairman baucus the Democrat chairman of the finance committee in the senate and others who have said there should be senate hearings move forward with that.
And and I think this is a moment when we should take our time.
We should be sure we have our facts straight.
And see where that -- -- you should if nobody's running the IRS somebody needs to.
If nobody is responsible for.
Talking points that try to explain the death of Americans overseas somebody needs to be responsible for that and let's see what lessons.
Need to be learned here in -- not -- what lessons need to be learned.
Until you find out what really have also when your first answers -- you referred to more people knowing about this virus now.
How many more people and how high -- Well I don't know I guess I'd be violating my own my own advice if I said how many more people how high up.
But it's hard for me to believe that the IRS commissioner knew about this a year ago and didn't tell anybody.
It's hard for me to believe that the White House counsel knew about this a month ago and didn't tell the chief of staff.
If that's the case you don't have much of a council -- councils not telling you something this significant.
And then the chief of staff if he knew that he tell the president maybe maybe not somebody has to be responsible bill for running the government.
And that's what people expect.
They don't expect a continued.
A second term of excuses.
We need a second term not a defending everything the government doesn't making everything the government does better.
Two more precise question sir mr.
Pfeiffer on Sunday repeatedly said that the president had learned about this matter with the IRS only a few weeks ago.
Your colleague senator Rob Portman from Ohio apparently gave an interview with several reporters last week and he suggested it was.
-- impossible for the president not to know about this much earlier because there were news reports about it.
As long as a year ago.
Which your reaction to that.
Weather -- news reports out there there was -- in the terms of the RS commissioner one of the reasons I said last Tuesday at our leadership press conference he needed the removed is.
He clearly knew about it and didn't wouldn't give the right answer to a ways and means committee to three different members of congress who wrote letters he writes letters back and and basically leads -- -- believe this isn't happening.
If the president didn't know about it I think the president needs to find out why he didn't know about it.
And be sure that that never happens again these are these issues are too big for the president not to know about.
There there is that this is not on Ben -- the president said it was a side show.
It's not a -- -- it all when we find out now the facts are not want the American people and the congress was told that war.
And did it does make a difference.
In spite of mrs.
Clinton's comment that -- what difference does it make it makes a big difference.
If you don't know why these things happen so that they can never happen again.
Could we say Americans in danger in North Africa now within ten hours if we needed to -- I would.
Hope so one more question Dan Pfeiffer also said that Republicans those Susan Rice an apology.
Suggesting that she misled the country when she appeared on all five talk shows after the attacks have been Gaza.
Do Republicans though Susan Rice an apology.
You know -- I don't know what the answer that is but the more I read about that the more it appears.
She wasn't involved in the discussion that led up -- the points they had the talking points she was given.
So why would you send somebody out there who has a important title that really doesn't have the information.
That they need to represent the administration in the country critical moment like that.
She may very well have been one of the victims.
Of the information she was given.
Roy Blunt thank you senator from Missouri appreciate your time a lot to go through we shall methodically throughout the week thank senator.
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