Rep. King: Payroll-Tax Extension a Solid Victory for GOP
Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), on extending the payroll-tax break.
- Duration 7:48
- Date Dec 23, 2011
Rep. Peter King, (R-N.Y.), on extending the payroll-tax break.
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Let's talk more now here Imus in the morning on Fox Business about this payroll tax deal -- we have congressman Peter King -- a regular on Imus in the morning Republican from New York.
A with us on the telephone you know -- to talk about congressman and thanks for joining us by the way with no line is here to -- probably at least you won't get abused I guess which is the.
I would much throughout this with human Imus believe me -- musician you gentlemen wrong I don't remember Christmas.
Merry Christmas to you as well now the -- turned into a bit of a -- and it's for your Republican caucus in the in the house this whole deal.
You know -- to say I -- John beta credited for getting -- out of this without.
Too much damage being done.
I believe we should have agreed to this last week -- -- the leadership that this initially was a victory for Republicans pres Obama gave him.
I'm the -- at the surtax he gave in yet Keystone Pipeline.
And yet we have people -- -- party did know -- to accept a victory.
And they really over the edge and John -- kept us together towards we've got to tell the minimum damage this was all.
Wounds are self inflicted wounds over the last.
Orders because every headline this morning is that the Republicans are vowing to the pressure their surrender retreat Politico says the humbling of the house GOP so.
It pretty much handed the president a political victory would you agree.
And good afternoon at a -- coming -- a little -- Saturday morning watching the Talking Heads saying -- -- spoke Obama.
Exploiting this -- it is that is cave in it is based and before -- -- without.
You know Republicans -- taken barricades and put ourselves it was -- to really get tough fight -- I didn't say I believe the Republican conference on Monday night.
And had person to person standing up denouncing the deal from the senate they kept comparing themselves to.
Mel Gibson in Braveheart only references to break apart over and over -- and I don't -- there aren't thinking you know Mobutu's also we go look only.
Which was one of the worst military defeat ever and that was also -- wrote they -- charging him convinced that this would targeting you've been so go to win.
And they -- wiped out and that's what I saw happen does.
Again I -- when dumping a restaurant data.
That was in a position where an overwhelming number of people in his own party.
We're against there's a believe it was really -- -- have bought out and try to keep this together now we got -- out of it so.
But again was damage done and was needless.
Does he pay a political price -- -- -- talked about how -- you he got you guys -- there was one member of the Republican caucus in the house suit.
Told Fox News last night one member did not didn't -- of the name of the -- but said that they'd speaker Boehner may have a hard time keeping his speakership after this what do you think.
We only person might be saying that is probably someone who says that we -- turn down the senate deal on what.
To the debt -- now would have been a fight to -- -- -- I would have put the American people so I sit at the same type of person who made a mistake originally and somehow I guess when -- company in the keeps his goal -- knowing.
-- these people believed that if it was a good that we -- winningest that we will represent the American people we work with people with there's.
This was almost going to be like the American version of the Arab Spring -- who's gonna -- twelve what.
The fact is that when -- in politics and government you have to realize what you can do what you can't do Republican no 13 of the government.
We I believe achieved a very solid pick it up OPEC wouldn't have been my -- when there was a -- -- closed at a rest average but much further -- -- in the real world expect to get that we do get something like that its stake -- decrepit claim victory.
You know the that you these people as you as soon as you referred to the -- nor make -- many of them are freshman.
In the in the house and most of nor are or Tea Party supporters who are elected with Tea Party support.
And that really he gave you guys a pretty nice majority in 2010 as many of them did point out last night saying hey there wouldn't be a Republican majority if it weren't for -- the Tea Party and if it weren't for possibly say to those.
That you're not you're not part of -- party.
But it didn't Begin dictated but I would say that everyone in the party time -- always so don't speak to the American people.
I'm you don't left us over approved by its Tom Coburn actually -- of both the whole list that -- -- not that the bill was well.
And how do manager sort of slow and that's I think what they believe in announcement that President Obama has -- And sound like a very together Republican Party and about died in the middle of -- president is coming up -- -- the implications of this.
-- -- vacation so we've got.
And in the party and to realize that we are going all we think interest.
-- -- Sunday Monday Tuesday it would essentially.
We certainly expect in the senate the senate is no reason to come back.
They know that there aren't solid -- -- certain people's support their agreement and patient agreement don't -- Republicans need to send Republicans in the senate agreed so.
So what are we gonna do we interestingly people can't get there unemployment payments.
While working family's -- -- -- 2000000.
Taxes every week or every yet way to mislead and I mean I think they just was so caught up in the -- -- What they thought was right the they were right in the directly -- -- US Monday morning Bill O'Reilly.
On fox and he was this before really good the bad.
And bill said.
Republicans might put that might be right on policy but played an end to look like -- and if you -- credit could easily get.
-- and I'm.
When I was talking as 1 Republican leaders Monday morning.
-- -- just may units or what they're gonna do it there was I was supportive of the title and undercut John -- I think attempting to blow -- saying well look what and its.
What does it mean for the and I -- -- have been the final thing congressman king was a bid for the presidential race do you think because you've been outspoken you -- -- you know Newt Gingrich would be.
Would be a nightmare for the party said that in the past that the you do you wouldn't support and but you know this the races going on the caucuses are in the third and and the New Hampshire primary is right after.
This internal fighting within the Republican part of what's the effect of that on the in the -- or presidential race do you think.
Well potentially could hurt I think we have to come together and make usually you'll get a wake -- call -- -- could grow our core early in the game.
-- to get their act together and get behind the nominee again I don't put Newt Gingrich.
We get together as as a party and -- total and he's very usual well intentioned.
Good people and sometimes you have to get knocked around a bit to realize -- I congressman Jim great to talk to -- missile -- names next time and will get back to normal aren't.
-- Christmas Day if you I was usually look at a bank battle.
This is the -- happy here congressman Peter King Republican from New York fits pretty instructive of what's going on inside the Republican Party there at least one side of it.
From congressman king alright.