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But -- congressman Alan west joins us now come from welcomed the program.
I want to know first of all would you be prepared to apologize in any way so.
That's not happening Stewart and actually this is a pattern that I referred to and that email goes back to October 2010.
When the congressman -- missiles ordered a protest.
Outside of my campaign headquarters in Deerfield Beach so this is something that has continued on and off finally I think that I do have the right to stand up and defend my honor.
And make sure that this type of activity does say so I sent her -- private email she decided to make it public by releasing that to the news media.
But the most important thing we should be talking about appears do it is about -- debt -- -- prices.
I'm -- a bit I just push one little bit father -- would you if you could withdraw.
Any of the language holding you woods that you used.
No I wouldn't and net interest silly enough when you first interviewed me back when housing candidate you referred to me as a military man.
There are certain ways that we speak in the military and I guess I have not learned the DC insider talk that.
Maybe some of these people -- used to.
Don't -- me in the chest that's the bottom line to that exchange OK so now let's get to the debts.
We understand that the Federal Reserve the government basically is.
Organizing contingency plans in case of -- default.
A downgrade of America's financial reputation looks likely at this point.
Now does that concern you do you think it would be as bad as many people say he will be.
Well of course -- concerns -- -- -- and wanna finish -- to understand.
Everyone continues to talk about plan B well we -- Cut capital balance because we already had a vote on a clean debt ceiling.
Which received incredible bipartisan support to vote down.
So now we came -- would cut -- on balance.
Which just Standard and Poor's and Moody's also say -- that if they don't see some type of long term economic viable solution.
For the spending problem -- -- DC.
They would still probably downgrade our credit -- Would you be -- Had to go along with a short -- much smaller deal.
That -- -- over the hump of baucus the second was we discussed a more broad based tax reform a shall would you go in any way.
If cut capital balance goes down to defeat in the senate would you then get behind a very short -- deal.
Well I think come up pretty reasonable fellow and I do not want to see the United States.
Default on any of his credit obligations but also know that we must contend with our spending control that we have a here.
I want to make sure that the United States of America remains economically viable.
I don't -- -- see any of are individuals such as our seniors and military.
-- have to live -- the the Specter of possibly not being up paid -- wanna make sure their status or tie so yeah I would be willing.
To sit down -- listen to south and then make sure that we get past the August 2 deadline but in the long term.
You still have to contend with spending control measures and any type of tax hikes off the table fight.
Yes so I -- I'm reading that as a breakthrough.
Because so far many of the Tea Party people in the house of refused to compromise after all it's -- cap on balance or nothing.
Your announcing that you would at least look at a short term measure to -- as the past all of us the second.
A lot weeding out -- likely.
You are reading it correctly I think that you know in coming up here I have to do what's best for the country.
And I have to also mentioned on maintaining principled stance that guess our fiscal house in order.
But I'm not going to be a part of any type of calamitous situation that occurs in United States of America.
Somewhat similar to what we may have seen back in 2008.
-- I want to make sure that the confidence is restored.
And our fiscal policies and also maybe perhaps on monetary policy and I want to make sure that we have certainty.
And the economic in the financial markets and what we're doing up here.
But the key thing is that we have to show that we are willing to do the right things for people and up because they're frustrated what they see out of us up he wants to DC.
Congressman Alan west Republican Florida thanks for joining us out with -- and that is the -- percent.
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