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Governor nice to see -- thanks to see you as alone and that welcome to Washington think -- we have spent allow holding it together in December and I haven't seen or talked to Simpson now we happen to admit it was a great time.
-- well there's a lot going on here in Washington right now we have this IRS scandal going now which I'm sure you're aware of -- and -- thought about the IRS been accused of targeting the Tea Party.
It's really unfortunate because the American people should have confidence in their government and right now.
When you know that the IRS.
An agency that has that kind of power.
-- to be targeting individuals or organizations simply because of their beliefs.
You really does take away the faith and confidence that they are doing the right thing for the right reason and so.
It's it's really and disappointing to see that they're targeting any organization they should treat people fairly across the board.
Without any political influence whatsoever so what are we did we start from scratch or try to fix existing IRS any thoughts about that why didn't you have to get up to the bottom of why this is happening.
Mean who gave the order who -- Was leader of this decision and one that certain groups be targeted at otherwise I don't think could fix -- problem lets you know the root of it.
-- used to be held accountable.
Is congress somewhat complicit though because they have the job of being oversight provide oversight.
And it always seems like we don't get that so called oversight to this a crisis and it's really an investigation really is an oversight.
This cut is congress dropping the ball on the un investigations like this are stories like this you know if they have the responsibility oversight absolutely.
On that shouldn't be something -- blows up all of a sudden and that's when we start to get to know what the problem is in -- start.
Trying to tackle it figured out it is true oversight then you are managing that and departments much more closely.
And things are being learned a much more sooner so that it doesn't take off like it has taken off.
An -- you know affects a lot of people's lives -- and they organizations and and their willingness to make donations or whatever it is they believe it and we shouldn't be impacting people like that senior prior life -- a prosecutor you with the DA you're not so let's went out with a lot of people calling for.
At least not Republicans are calling for the resignation of the attorney general.
You know I think what we need to have our answers from the attorney general I think first and foremost.
He needs to answer the tough questions and he needs to answer them on asleep.
He's let the American people know where the failures have occurred.
So that those content and get fixed because I don't think that simply resigning and then getting away from the problem than us and the American people not -- finding out what happened.
So it doesn't happen again and some people are held accountable that needs to take place at first I -- get a straight answers from the attorney general as he answered all the questions completely.
Doesn't I don't know I don't know if he is -- isn't it doesn't appear as though we're getting the full story.
-- doesn't appear as though from work and getting down to the person or individuals or groups that decided this is how we're going to target.
Investigations to the IRS and if we're not getting.
-- upfront it's trading answers from the attorney general I think that congress needs to really push.
For those kinds of answers.
Immigration reform that just quit and of course immigration -- to your hosting actually -- -- in every state.
We thought on what they gang of -- -- proposed -- how -- meandering through congress.
You know I certainly believe that there are several solutions to the immigration question.
And not just one single answer.
But we absolutely have to secure the border first the border has to be secured in order to can prevent that continuous flow of -- of people that are coming through the border illegally however.
One doing -- members of border doesn't disallow people for Mexico come through they come from all over the world to that border that is between the United States and Mexico.
I do think that people such -- Children that came here without so -- so.
Certainly should be treated a little differently in someone who made a decision to brings a lot -- come to the United States.
But also we want to encourage immigration we want to bring people here who can stay here -- -- universities remain and they are universities.
And stay in the United States even after they completed their education.
Why wouldn't we want to embrace the best and the brightest for for a country so are you in favor -- the -- the proposal would there be some sort of path to citizenship for eleven million or twelve -- -- who are here illegally yours.
Or what would you suggest.
I believe that we should have a pathway to legal status.
And that's a difference to explain well I think when you have a pathway to citizenship if you end up disrespect and of people that are in line and have been in line.
And have been doing all the right things according to our laws to become a citizen.
And the pathway to citizenship allows those people to jump in front of the line of those have done everything correctly.
I think that I have legal status allows those individuals to be here -- not in the shadows.
Attend or schools and have a job and pay their taxes and to look things that they show it -- just like an American does however.
If -- citizenship is their desire.
The Michigan at the end of the line.
Just like everyone else who wants to become a citizen gets at the end of the line and does all the things are necessary to become -- -- I suppose -- -- -- someone of that a victory dances the right word describe what.
The Supreme Court yesterday out upheld five before the decision allowing actually they were the -- of Maryland court of the highest court.
And now they've allowed -- so that law enforcement can take DNA swabs when someone has been arrested but not convicted because that goes back to a case you try you -- back in 2003 or four right.
That's right Katie set -- was.
A young college student -- two years old and she was raped kidnapped and murdered and and dumped into dump sites and -- -- on fire.
Trying to get rid of the evidence and she actually had DNA under her fingernails.
But when they took the DNA and uploaded the DNA to that national database they couldn't -- -- match.
And so not until several years later the person who killed her.
Actually was convicted of felony which he was convicted at that time it took his DNA and found a match three years of agony for that family.
Before determining who was responsible for killing her -- commit a crime you know between that three year period of seven -- seven in.
And have some -- Tennessee it was the would be we had -- been arrested and that's how the laws changed now -- -- arrest of any felony in New Mexico.
You've had a DNA swab taken quite as a simple -- but it Q -- The inside of your cheek in place until box and really take eight New York her thirteen markers thirteen markers -- BD NA a person has millions of of -- -- -- -- thirteen upload that on a national database and then it matches up to any prior crimes that you've committed.
-- has cut gone unsolved.
We could have prevented this from happening because he was arrested shortly afterwards.
But it was until he was convicted.
That we took the -- I imagine as a prosecutor for prosecutor is that there's some sort of mean.
-- a -- the right -- but he go from prosecuting -- improper handling a case.
And it turns out that you hear the eventually the governor -- the law which would -- have enabled a very different result earlier.
Absolutely it it is time I actually -- testified.
At the hearing and -- of the committee.
Too because it was my case I understood it well I understood how.
Non an invasive -- the procedure wise it's just it's that it's really a fingerprint of the -- for century.
We have been taking fingerprints and photographs for very long time.
So now as governor to be able to be a part of it.
Making sure that we're holding people accountable or exonerating people it that are not responsible for crime but that the police have -- -- possibly being responsible.
It also exonerates the innocent with the argument against it was at the diversity papers have fingerprints is awakened to make sure that he had the right identity of the -- given custody.
Where is this is an investigative tool to try to attract the person down and other crimes well it's also a marker for term -- -- -- the -- that person that's responsible because you can also issue -- -- With just DNA markers.
You don't have to wait to know who it belongs to you can actually issue warrants would just -- DNA markers that you can preserve the statue limitations.
And so it is a way of identifying the person who's responsible as well.
Why you hear -- Washington's -- having an event here Washington I have not been over and I'll be over to -- national manufactures organization.
And speaking with him in reference to how New Mexico's open for business and how they should be looking at New Mexico.
To bring their companies and business.
-- -- -- I attended.
Education meeting this morning where I was on a panel talked about reforming education in how we should -- Not be satisfied with what we're doing -- -- -- having some struggles with children reading from kindergarten to third grade and what benefit is it to pass a child on to the fourth -- and and further when they haven't mastered.
The skill of Reading -- they're great level.
-- -- there's also star studded fund raiser for your reelection campaign you've got former secretary Donald Rumsfeld senator rubio is going to be -- senator Rand Paul's gonna be there.
I think senator Mitch McConnell is going to be there that's so we've got -- rather star studded group showing up.
Yes I am I -- really been very fortunate to have the support.
Of all of those individuals you just mentioned many more.
I'm running for reelection for governor of the state of New Mexico.
I think there's a lot of work still to be done and we've we've done a lot thus far but.
Never to be satisfied and I want Mexico to become a place for people are really looking at four.
Bring their families and and and and conducting their business and so.
With my reelection -- will be helping and supporting me and I am extremely grateful for that.
And I suspect there may be and maybe was surmised.
Sinister side abusive gossip that that congressman Paul Ryan Carson Colorado love to -- you stay as governor.
I'm so it's an Iran ponson -- Rubin of of the -- did as governor not make a run for your name is often batted around even I thought that -- They have been the suspicious that you might be a candidate in 2016.
How do you think that perhaps that they want to make sure they stay -- got.
We elected well I I don't know what it is it that exactly would that they want I think they do want me to be reelected obviously their supporting me.
-- but and it and I'm very focused on New Mexico I really do think that it's important.
That what I do in New Mexico than I do it right that I do it in a way that is honorable and and is.
Longer that would ever -- -- put in place outlast me as governor and the next governor and the next because the data has supported the decisions we've made.
And most important because of little girls -- look up to me and I see the amount when I'm Matt brown -- public that.
That they concede.
There's a path that I have paid that they may wanna -- when -- and I did tonight everybody does tonight but is it just a little bit of interest in running for often run for president of Torre sixty look there is into the interest -- -- zero -- I am very very focused and New Mexico and it's a big job.
And and I think now falling energy is in that.
Hasn't hasn't actually doing how do we -- -- -- deficit what -- -- -- -- good indicate well we've balanced our -- -- actually.
Three when I took office I took over -- larger structural deficit in history of New Mexico.
-- only bounce the budget however without raising taxes -- cut -- a sixteen times is having governor.
That's 112 years in five months.
We just finished cutting tax and the business tax from seven point nine to five point seven point six to five point nine which is 22% cut.
Just went our unemployment rate went from eight point six to six point seven.
We have in one part of our state unemployment below 4%.
We have gone from 38 an export growth to number one in the country.
And export growth will be done a lot of great things we've done some great reforms in New Mexico as far as our education.
-- greeting our schools we're targeting our dollars to make -- kids and are learning we are graduation rate went from 63%.
And again in just two years in five months so what would dad democratic -- collapse -- for governor say that you're not -- I'm well I'm not sure that -- and I -- that and the public never say I'm not fighting for new Mexicans on fighting really really hard for them.
And I'm working across the that's really important as I have a Democrat legislature.
And Republican governor and the only way we accomplished this is that working again and that's who we're doing in a bipartisan way I can see in Washington heard back thank you appreciate it --