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Well joining us now.
Congressman Randy -- member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Member of the armed services committee good to have you here congressmen and op -- before we turn to to.
Immigration fast and furious.
Your response to the minority leaders view that this is about -- Suppression well Lou first of all many of the principles that we're taking out the exact same ones that President Obama took when he -- in the senate.
But the second thing is this administration is now three and half years into the administration.
He would hold only one of their failed policies they would have a justification other than George Bush may -- do it -- the mean Republicans have ulterior motive.
It simply come mountainside the American people are entitled to know what's in those documents and whether trying to.
What's striking about you sitting here speaking to us saying that is that I have heard.
The chairman of the house oversight chairman -- all -- -- much the same thing to the various witnesses who appeared during the course of more now from fourteen months of investigation.
It is strike it the the resistance just to sharing simple facts and information that the American people have a right to is that not correct.
Will -- you listen to what the attorney general says -- talks about he turned over 7000 documents.
But it doesn't matter if he turned over 700000.
If they're not the perfect documents in the wrong -- let's.
He talks about having testified so -- upset in the -- -- parent he constantly says I don't know or he just refuses to answer the question so you're not getting those answers.
-- elephant that shocked this the other day was we found out he had -- general had been being counseled.
Axelrod the top campaign strategist for the Obama campaign.
If any administration ought any agency ought to be outside of the campaign it ought to be the attorney general's office.
-- the Department of Justice are.
Many Republicans -- Charging that'd -- is a a political arm.
Of this White House in this administration and when it surely there's a sensibility that exists somewhere within the administration.
That that would be highly inappropriate.
Well Lou asked the attorney general and it's very civil I was trying to get answers not attacking and I just up at two dozen words where he said the attorney general's office.
Ought to make all their solutions based on the law and facts and nothing else.
And then we find out they've been strategizing for political reasons and we asked them to give us an explanation how com.
You can do an investigation against states with Republican governor said quickly follow actions against those states which have done in -- against any democratic governors.
And again Lou this this investigation been going on here and they keep -- one more roadblock after another.
In India is I think worthy of -- note.
That the inspector general Justice Department has been investigating contemporaneously.
In fact that has gone on for fourteen months and there has been production of no report of any kind.
By the inspector general.
-- the flu I'll buy you steak dinner if they have any report -- out before.
The election and I think that's what they're trying to do run the clock out because again when you take executive privilege you do -- to protect something normally it's to protect national security are.
On intelligence issues nobody suggest that that's here.
So if it's to protect the president what are they protecting him from that's the big question the American people have a right to and a.
And that question that remains apparently some some time away from being answered.
There are other questions and you chairman of the Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith and others.
Forceful he is saying to the president.
Where in the world did you get the authority to unilaterally change US immigration policy and make.
Discrete individual prosecutorial.
Across a wide swath.
People of illegal and we're.
-- of the -- -- it's not just immigration this administration is basically from now the rule long adopted a strategy.
That the end justifies the means and we've seen it across the country now and this was a perfect example of that and and a question American people and have to ask is.
Do you want a two year temporary fix that doesn't work order we -- -- get a long term.
Our comprehensive program that will.
As you know governor Romney laid out one of -- I think very well today and I think it's one that can -- about partisan support and really give us a path to.
To having some -- first fix this problem.
Irrational effective humane policy one hopes that can be achieved soon thank you very much regulatory cause greatly with him or come back and we'll discuss that.
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