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You should -- to lead this one of our constituents at a town hall.
-- congressman goes on the record next but first what does video the congressman talking on the cell -- -- cancer survivor asks her a question.
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Moments ago congressman Sheila Jackson Lee went on the record to defend yourself.
-- nice to see -- It is good to be with you my friend and thank you for having me this.
Evening it's a pleasure to.
And let me give you that to -- challenge that I challenge you to give me short quick -- because you -- I don't have much time I got lots of questions let me -- way to percent.
All I need is and -- who you talking to.
Well then let me correct that it was not it's not an Obama hotline.
I wasn't talking I was listening -- trying to hear.
From a hot line that has been set up to help members get answers to questions -- constituents are asking.
So what's up -- democratic congress -- -- calling.
I believe that congress say like with a person that is that what it was are not.
Now it is -- hot line there is a human being on the end don't ask me what the person's name was that they were doing good job.
But we were engaging in that town hall meeting.
My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors fellow Americans we engage it wasn't -- the keynote speech.
I was walking up and down the -- I could listen I can hear and by the way I just the became an immediate good friend -- this Miller and I understand she was on your show I didn't.
Know that that was the case but we stayed to the very end talking to her talking with her -- and it.
And it actually yeah plus this challenge Betty lots of -- -- of short quick answers so let me Democrat again I can you can you understand.
I know you can multitask and they got a million incoming things going on in your life but can you understand why that -- profile only -- a woman's trying to ask a question.
You're on the ball whether you think it's legitimate reason or not she's got a real question and it looks like he does -- You know what -- not profoundly rude but I certainly can understand if offense was taken it was not meant to be.
And I hope that Tracy will come to my town hall meetings as I make my way through the month of August so that I can tell her there was no offense.
We can work through this and I hope I can convince her to support HR 3200.
Because that's the fight that -- in battling for my constituents to understand how much better in this will be for their lives.
Well with the iPad action no denial about preexisting -- that's what the message was that day.
And I got the best -- but here's the problem you have you've -- debt.
Senator Reid who referred to protesters -- people wrote town hall music evil mongers who got the un American you've got you on the telephone like you really don't care and he's American people are coming into asking you questions feel like you're on this it -- No and I'm so glad you asked that question not -- dish in my mouth.
And my words had not.
The words of anyone that you guess reported in this has been an emotional time should've been the -- ala last night when everybody was shouting just say no.
But Sheila Jackson Lee and I remained steadfast.
Ready to hear them and trying to convince them and the same thing happened on Tuesday.
I'm having it during the day so that families like.
The family that were speaking up could come no I don't believe we -- yeah.
Not when you say -- as long as I've stayed.
And stayed late why do we get I'm telling I then candidate town -- -- -- I get an answer every question we've got a tough job we've got people emotionally charged and let me just say what I understand.
I think people are fearful that we're trying to take something from them.
I've felt that last night.
And I really and you know what I'm saying is that -- I don't care about it.
Every -- yeah he applauded them.
No I was not -- and I was getting information now I don't think that that was the case but let me just tell you you're kind enough to let me come on your show.
You had the young lady on your show I did not see it.
But if she took any offense come to my -- meeting so I can say citing U.
So that you know that it was nothing intended I heard everything you said I really believe she would fit well -- a robust public option.
That would make a difference in her life and I'd like to convince her that that would be the case as I did -- And I just on my delighted that I not compromise you -- without morals without hesitant about congress member might take it but I wanted that money -- mindset that yeah.
Let me explain this one of the proms are not listening and that was sort of the criticism that you weren't listing -- on the phone.
Now inside his and I think I -- listening but I -- I'm listening.
Here's where you're sitting there you see saving your -- into -- though that if you're saying you're caught in a hot line.
And and the -- winning American people -- -- nobody's even bothering to read the bill.
Why do you need to call -- why don't you comment this -- well prepared isn't because the bill -- incomprehensible.
Isn't because the bill hasn't been -- Are you listing of people you're on the phone some were insulting the process that's why people are upset.
-- feel like you're not paying any attention they get boisterous towards the towards you would -- not mean that lets you put towards other members.
That's a promise it it's like begging you all know so much better and that's simply trying to ask questions.
I'm glad you asked that -- the bill holistic question.
No I did read the bill no it is not being rude to try to get place and section and the correct language.
I consider myself well read.
But I know that everyone knows it's pretty good to go back and get the facts now let me just speak for all the other members not speaking for them but just saying this we're out there.
We may have comments about how we are.
Being received -- how volatile a non volatile but people out there whether they're Republicans or whether Democrats were out we're doing what we're supposed to do.
And we're human.
This was an informal town hall meeting as I have done over the times that I've served.
When it's guy and toilet I can't -- you do not regret having I don't know crack and I want I want I am so that's -- really -- reality it.
And I get they the what I will say to you is.
That film look kinda strange I've not seen about pet people tell me.
It looked kind of -- allegedly -- Harrick era and is really look at out of it looked like he didn't there typically.
Specifically when she was there but I was gesturing to the audience I was engaged I was not ignoring it will be like if I was in the quarter.
Ball with my back to the audience on a phone I was not this is not.
The case of ignoring America America I'm not ignoring you but what I will say to the very special lady.
Who I care about and stayed and talked to.
Any offense taken.
I did not attend it let me apologize to you.
Come to the town hall meeting again so that we can talk because I truly believe they robust public option is just what she needs.
And it's not let me just say they want to look I don't worry I -- it -- I -- -- -- -- -- -- I gotta I gotta go but then I will say one thing is set -- I think every member of congress does hold those town -- means there at least appreciate because not all of you are doing that you not all out there talking -- I think that's much appreciated and one sort of little tip maybe maybe -- sort of back.
It should highlight DeVon beer summit would you I -- -- could smooth over some love that feathers because that seems to work.
President thank you and good luck thank you get I have some great skills are so there aren't -- about that she's got three children -- want to make sure they can dobbins well.
That I think got to work I think that award saying -- I don't come on out --
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