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We now know the chemical weapons have been used for almost a year.
By the Syrian regime.
We've done nothing.
So I think it's time that we act and there -- serious way -- a no fly zone of what they decide to do them.
I'm sure our military is taken right.
Preparations for -- how successful operation -- The fact is this is a century's old conflict between the Sunnis and Shiites we have no friends and this fight.
Believe me I've lived in the Middle East I've done business in the Middle East I've studied the language I've studied the culture we have -- old friends in this conflict.
The rebels make no mistake about it are the Hamas affiliated with al-Qaeda they've -- us.
That was a look at some of the sound.
That we are hearing as it relates to.
-- US involvement in the conflict.
In Syria and I just heard that we may need to take a quick break.
Welcome back little -- now that you know a bit more about what's going on in the -- trial let's get back to.
Business in Washington today which is very much.
The new setting of a red line.
And that it was crossed.
In the civil war that's going on in Syria.
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland from the third congressional district of Georgia joins us now.
OK so -- Would we look at that the points of view here there.
The opposition or support for the president.
Backing the rebels in Syria doesn't seem to be following -- typical partisan on tour there are Republicans -- Republicans favor Democrats because Democrats in favor.
What is what is the mood.
On the hill today as they consider.
Military interventions here.
Elect stick Chris are people on -- -- of it up I come down the side.
I don't think we really have enough information about exactly who all the rebels are.
In Syria and I don't think we have absolute proof that -- who use these chemical weapons.
You know I would have to come down the side right now just -- -- very hesitant.
Arm and a group of people we really don't know.
The entire story of exactly who they -- Okay in and that is.
A -- for opponents.
Of US intervention here is that as was the case in Libya and as we've seen elsewhere.
Those who replaced.
An unpopular regime may bring their own difficulties right.
That's correct -- OK so.
So that's that and and we'll be watching and waiting though I do wonder this.
Do you give any credence.
To the idea that the administration.
Wants to change the subject -- -- talking about this yesterday and today.
It's part of an effort to change the subject do you do you give any credence to those theories.
We you know Chris just about anything he talks about changes one subject or the other -- He's got so many subjects to change right now.
I don't think you really have to go far go -- To look at any thing to talk about to change the subject from the IRS -- -- -- -- -- You know the NSA or Syria are all -- -- do so.
Sure -- he's looking for something to.
Change the subject to that's absolutely correct but I don't know if this is a good good -- -- -- -- anything at -- anything is better except for maybe.
The pastor and civil war.
What we want to know now and that was Julie Mason who just walked behind their congressman you couldn't see her but it will be -- -- minute.
So the last thing I want to ask you from your perch.
In congress you have to deal with a lot of national security and intelligence issues.
And the question for you -- is.
Are you satisfied with the degree of oversight as it relates to National Security Agency and its domestic surveillance for -- Well I am because I have been part of it now you know where the problem comes in is that when we hear.
Reports that mr.
snout and came out we did we want to make sure that we are doing the proper oversight.
And I think both for chairman Rogers and mr.
Rubin -- the ranked in the number.
Understand that our main job is oversight of these problems.
And not that we don't thing we have been doing a good job of oversight but I think it'll actually tie it up a little bit more.
To make sure that we're looking that.
And everything that needs to be -- death.
Well congressman we thank you very much if you.
Internet or from great -- Georgia you wouldn't know him already but if you don't you do now congressman Lynn Westmoreland we thank you for making time for us to -- Thank you -- OK -- -- never gonna take -- brief moment collect ourselves as you can see Julie Mason is eager to be with you so we will get ready for that excellence sister program.
You've had a month they'll investigate -- it's been the biggest story in that country.
And you can't even tell me -- the lead investigator is you can't tell me that actions inspector general took which are not typically how investigation done you can't tell me that's appropriate or not.
That it does not expect that this is what happened.
Was congressman Jim Jordan Republican from Ohio no.
He was crossed with Robert Mueller the director the federal bureau of investigations who did not know.
It was -- of the inquest into what went wrong why now how many how often.
It's the Internal Revenue Service and this is.
Still or by now look it and I often you I often promise you things.
And sometimes deliver sometimes.
-- make you play.
If you think that politicians are in large part -- bodies.
Who are in to be self promotion and self protection business.
If you are a person who thinks that Washington is so full of itself that it is splitting at the scenes.
If you think that what is needed is a good dose.
The -- exactly right person.
You can catcher entries in eastern time as the host of stats.
Press pool with Julie Mason and Sirius XM satellite radio network.
Now Juli welcome first so great it's great it's -- it's a delight and it is especially delightful for doing because -- -- colleagues.
-- loss since tolerate my boss holly I think you're greatly.
You only you only feared and I would come over and say.
When you need -- -- story.
Originally our colleagues at the Washington examiner which published its last edition today there is mighty acts.
Which is gonna live on as magazine and website.
It took them to -- the missiles that yeah.
And you know Washington and -- opinions.
She got -- or that -- -- I'm sure they're going to do me ample work -- good stuff and some of our guests are.
There and we'll look forward to seeing -- let him but you know Washington -- this.
What Washington does have is a lot of the local news.
The Washington Post covers local news like it's another country it's almost local reporters wanted to national right or if they don't like Africa right they don't cover crime and in Randall county what they wanna do is do you think -- story about crime and and -- county that relates to the immigration debate that might get out of congress.
It's sad and church this is a great news town we just don't get that -- local news right exactly it's sort of like baseball has been here forever it's like there are a lot of baseball fans there was -- But now they have and they they like they they Wear shirts and stuff I see them around -- So how is the press covering dealing with.
This we -- Elections are clarifying things -- politicians but the clarifying things for the press to.
Because it's like what do we do nothing else matters is we're gonna cover the election and then you it's like everybody goes on vacation.
-- they cover.
The inaugural and then it's like there -- some stories that are on the books filling out the -- A second term agenda.
-- Julie was covering Bush Administration in its heyday and then.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Era as it was OK now I know are right the but but speaking of the -- moment the press.
After this period where you get a lot of stories that are said the bloc intact ones are except where it -- this head snapping stuff going on your iris what.
And then they were packing your licenses computers and then wait what did you say about this and then the NSA and serial.
-- -- -- -- Yeah exactly exactly -- they -- it's it's all the landscape is all changing you know I I've always felt -- you know I feel about this that this idea.
That the mainstream press is involved with President Obama has been so overstated they -- -- they always wanted to cover him as a historical event but.
No one ever really liked him all that much aloof.
He's in accessible to people who worked for him and can be kind of jerky and so it was not that fun to cover -- not and he didn't really do that much doesn't make a lot of news.
It up being kind of a bust once you got over the initial excitement of having a new president the first black president so that that kind of what when did this anti climactic but now we've got stories scandal.
And there isn't -- -- in the president that I think frustrates a lot of people whatever they think they.
Reporters generally for bold straight loss they like action and bush even though they weren't crazy about it where is -- straight lines we're -- Was like I'm going over here is a great story exists.
Even even in the waning days -- he -- -- He gave him here.
Telling them we're coming out with Hank Paulson did like it needs money.
And and a follow up -- it was all -- right to the end.
Not today wants to know what is it in the air or water or food -- makes anyone from the Obama administration forget everything when there in front of congress.
Let me say this -- to agree with me about.
The FBI director Robert Mueller.
Mueller this has served which is very I think maybe the first once it's.
He's also a short time.
And I was being hauled in front of congress.
And I was gonna have Jim Jordan who is no picnic to be questioned -- asking me questions about the IRS that I think I might make -- -- -- -- to look up who was investigating this I think I might say.
I've got a tee times.
And about 4 o'clock -- congressman you can yes you can you can ask whatever you want.
Like congressman Jordan has elevated umbrage to like an art form Asia -- -- -- and it's -- -- performance art every time.
I'm Robert Mueller -- Mueller it's been interesting to watch -- go from unassailable.
Person like in Hamburg to see someone who who can be criticized the big need to be criticized but he also can be criticized -- because he's -- and he's -- commitment -- what do you think that's an interest in -- provocative choice -- -- provocative choice that's the opposite this is she's.
Talking here about the former Justice Department attorney -- 88.
Republican Republican appointee Republican issues the width of the police and -- Republican he had she's from Boston she is different standards yeah.
-- not the use of the word wicked it.
But he is today a bush appointee who that the president is -- successor.
And what I think is this is not a time that anybody wants to have the confirmation fight via -- -- -- -- -- the greatest presidents -- in the path of least resistance a guy who did.
-- it was a conscientious objector in the Alfredo.
Are Alberto Gonzales thing with that so he's going to be popular -- through.
Right so that's not shocking.
Yeah I think President Obama would have liked to be president -- -- the first one and you know I think you would have liked that I mean whatever I'd like to run -- marathon but I know -- yeah.
-- a lot of stuff I'd like to I don't.
And when Eric Holder asked to resign.
They can appoint a woman to replace him in the commitment.
The order -- to resign this.
Not getting -- -- himself.
Michelle it would be good at this if you like myself Italy's right exactly just do it just do it -- -- I didn't push right he had he asked.
But he'll he'll have to go everybody that all the nodding at the Mandarin in Washington the president and this is what's interest only get your take on this that last -- The deal is.
For the president who came and wanted to change Washington and increasingly looks like he was swallowed whole by Washington.
And was eaten in in big bolts and as you watch him.
Pledging up to the Clinton McCain line on Syria and all of this other stuff you see -- his.
Look his lowering.
Makes him even more susceptible to being -- captain of this city right.
There's a great line in the movie eight millimeter which I know -- signs that I -- those -- and Joaquin Phoenix -- character says when you dance with a double the double doesn't change that radical changes you yeah and I think President Obama learned that.
Well if they'll just have to console himself under contract table and solar cells in the knowledge that this afternoon we could get more Julie -- -- -- X and what channel.
Once before -- 24 -- as it's probably really good if I didn't drive in 1999 vehicle I would listen to it on time for -- -- Probably you know maybe next decade to play we thank you thank -- -- time for us today have a great day we are going to take -- very.
Quick pause to refresh when we America you know -- -- To talk about a subject that.
You don't but that's okay because we'll make it fun -- stick around.
Can -- -- all the demographic you're -- is to fix a broken immigration system to allow people to come to learn English.
To play by our rules to embrace our values and to pursue their dreams and our country with a vengeance to create more opportunities.
For all of us.
Unusual message by an unusual person and usual venue will.
Was former Florida governor Jeb Bush speaking at the faith and freedom.
Coalition meeting that's taking place here in Washington this week and this is power -- -- back now look.
Jeb Bush do the Michelle Bachmann for example is is more typical of the speakers that are taking place.
At this group which is a good which is sort of merger of small government and social conservative in this.
That is taking place this week Jeb Bush to a certain degree as -- viewed as more moderate is that.
It was a proponent of comprehensive immigration going there to talk this vote it takes him in a little bit into hostile territory.
Maybe it's better sixteen I don't know but come definitely definitely definitely.
Bush is one of those who believe that his party to survive -- to get with something new.
As it relates to immigration Hispanic voters -- will that actually take place people who know work and guests include -- he is former.
McCain England president.
Advisor he is the chairman.
Civic form act.
Moment we missed you mark the moment he is a democratic strategist.
-- send -- single -- by.
-- And -- but welcome back mark Q anybody you've advised Democrats lo these many years.
And consistently helped beat the current Republicans with the hope of Hispanic voters in -- -- that thing that you know how to do.
Mark I want to start with you just practically speaking what's gonna have we have this legislation in the senate and you can feel it you can feel it cabinet -- as it is about to split apart.
As rubio is under pressure Democrats are starting to labor Democrats are starting to slowly edged away.
Is it -- And instead sent I think he's gonna -- you think so they got sixty votes at this certain they will have the votes they need to pass this bill.
In the senate however you get to the house that -- a whole different story.
But getting to the -- I think you will.
Okay -- Marco Rubio said basically this if I don't get the border security measures that I want and need in this legislation I'm going to walk away.
He's not gonna get what you there's there are votes to get what he -- right.
So -- can walk away.
Democrats are trying to -- -- single bad bill.
And guess what founder trying to run up the voter rolls with that said though I am like forces support comprehensive immigration reforms -- -- is adorable approach with Hispanics.
But I will say this and this is the unwritten rule in journalism right now and that's it Democrats actually need this -- more than we do right now because essentially.
Hispanics are losing faith the Democratic Party.
I know they're killing us in the book rules but -- -- tell you something that leaving a lot of votes on the table.
That said though I do think Republicans need to pass comprehensive immigration reform just not this bill as it's -- Ever heard of Coulter yes iPad name's -- in his statement she's kind of famous she made a point -- -- -- -- in your particular.
According to evade more than -- that's more than that everything you're blew a tire Wear red -- -- should make some good points so for the blue tie crowd notwithstanding.
Coulter makes the point -- party that the Republican.
The Hispanic vote -- actually decline.
And that that Republicans are chasing a ghost that they're going to this legislation's efforts but their pace.
And isn't gonna get -- Well preside over an irksome at the base and the reality is look at wrongful.
You have over 70% just get a call or let's go ahead and voted out.
Let's go -- Fox News immigration policies more border security vs path to citizenship.
It's that that's that's where it's so border security enjoys -- No question about it but you also have -- -- 3% saying they favor at the -- we can't make that.
All right with these these are not mutually exclusive news ever question -- as either or right it's not -- -- both and my attitude is there is border security we're getting more border security their top order accurately -- strong -- -- Anything to be stronger but it didn't any immigration now -- zero right now so it's up 13% this year and about their organizations you have that outnumbered -- it -- bottom.
Why is Michael -- the head of the war patrol for the United States senate in April so that illegal immigration is up 13% -- -- apprehensions.
Don't -- all -- -- engine that's enforcement that is going to -- don't look at the border enforcement tells you look at simplest way to say here is we don't know which is what he's clear there applied biometrics on your Arm & Hammer hole from one point that is by 2043.
States is going to be majority minority majority nation essentially we do not Hispanics into the -- We are gonna -- support team we can now -- with a white vote I don't wanna hear about cracking a political you don't -- because -- -- -- every which way.
That said though I do think substantial -- -- the public importance.
And and and the truth is when you talk about.
Four Democrats market's not as important as it passed well you know do.
Passing is fine and good but if it fails that the Democrats -- make clear that it's Republican.
Objection well that is if you look.
That's going to be true I -- you're -- Democrats united in support of this bill it was -- beyond -- Rubio was not just being against his own legislation he sat there for months and months and months crafting a bill that he agreed to announce it has built -- Nazis the truth is Democrats and Republicans together to work the news came up with a bill and I Republicans think it's not good -- well maybe not enough for some people but the reality is this is a bipartisan bill it's as bipartisan as you get.
In just Washington think that is bipartisan -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The second thing is the access but Europe's Karl Rove basically agrees on the -- security goes -- like me native -- no.
At the end of the day we need real -- here because it was just saying that it's accurate properties I authorities -- stocks today so you're saying it's possible.
Access to benefits we need to have a clear -- when it kicks in Social Security Obama gears up so that's related to sticking point in effective Claire but I do think that they couldn't even you -- -- -- -- -- -- Bottom line here you know actors are good idea to have you know you're getting 90%.
Of people -- you don't have anything that's -- in his -- that says that he that was his choice for last or last word you gentlemen it's thank you for Smart -- up about this appreciate this thank you guys.
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