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Our next guest was elected to office this month and a huge upside some say they upset of the century the first Republican.
To win in New York's ninth district from almost 100 years taking the -- that once was occupied by Democrat Anthony Weiner who had to resign in disgrace.
Joining us now congressman Bob Turner congressman.
I know you're getting ready to vote on the -- continuing resolution and I suppose the first -- will be on the rule.
It is that debate still going on.
The debate has just begun.
And I think it'll go on for at least another hour.
Right and you voted in favor of the -- the CR yesterday.
I -- I presume that you would intend to do so again.
I think things got a little out of hand.
All we should have gone through the first time.
I think we've had a little tweak and they will get it done.
I hope this evening.
The speaker said that there's no chance that there will be a government shut down nonetheless the vote came as a surprise to local leadership and just about everyone else.
Is it cheered is your judgment that the second vote tonight will be the conclusive vote.
And that it will pass.
I think so.
I've only been here a week when I.
We're gonna than that and we're gonna pressure anyway congress rather go to the just because -- the new guy.
I think the the Republicans.
And after hearing the Democrats would probably.
Approve this decided there would be a good time to bail for political reasons some.
The Democrats when they saw that maybe not -- Republican support.
Decided to embarrass the Republicans.
And politics played its part.
And this was delayed.
Parent voted down but I I think we'll get it fixed the gains have been played its serious business you've got to get to work on.
You've got an opportunity change all of that -- help change all of that congressman and we wish you luck in doing so.
-- Israel your district 22% of those surveyed.
-- in a public policy poll.
Not only 22% of Jewish voters.
In your district approved of the president's Israeli policy.
Did did you see your victory you upset victory.
And I should by the way say first of all since this is our first conversation congratulations what we think -- permitted them permission congratulations.
Do you see that as a major part of driving Europe's.
Yes indeed it was I think the and mayor Ed Koch endorsement.
For that particular strategic reason to send a message to the president.
On -- we will -- was really an issue.
Was very good factor in the election.
And his -- as we have to depart now and then and concluding -- -- just let me ask you what is your.
First objective now.
Representing the folks in the ninth district New York.
-- -- Starting from.
A dead stop I have to create a good offers good constituents -- relations.
Help reach people and orphans in Queens and Brooklyn and do all the things that He congressman has to do to do the job right.
Cairo and part of that job you're about to take care of as you're preparing to vote on the continuing resolution and -- and the rule -- four of the debate and for that book.
Congressman Bob Turner again congratulations.
And thanks for being with us here tonight thank you.