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Tonight voting to repeal obamacare Republicans were unanimous in their support of the repeal and five Democrats cross -- I'll.
-- the 33 vote in the house to do away with the president's health care -- either in its entirety.
Or in some part.
Joining us now congressman trade -- a a member of both the house oversight and judiciary committee's.
Congressman good to have you with this as expected -- The vote.
You've repeal obamacare.
At least in the house what happens now.
-- -- our first opportunity to repeal it in light up in at in a -- B vs bell so.
The criticism was that we've done before our our response to that is you can't do and off and this -- for some witnesses the Supreme Court.
-- hope that if the senate is able to negotiate what sounded like in an earlier.
Segment a very robust busy both schedule they have -- at least one vote for.
For this week.
Maybe we can get a vote on repealing obamacare -- from -- some of those 33.
Senators that are up for reelection this fall.
Do not want -- vote on Obama here any more than they wanna vote on raising people's taxes.
Blew -- eight out of ten doctors bought my father -- a position eight out of ten doctors would reconsider their decision to go into medicine.
121000 pages of regulations.
We had a panel yesterday of small business owners and it is devastating their ability to grow.
So I I don't know how much more evidence this administration needs.
That regardless of their intentions this has been a colossal unmitigated.
But they process they persist in this in this notion that this is the only way to provide health coverage.
For our fellow citizens is Obama.
Well the house is made -- its view known and now we will see what happens as we move toward.
Election this fall.
In the meanwhile.
-- taking up another issue of considerable national significance and that is national security leaks making the determination to investigate.
And doing so in the judiciary committee -- -- Democratic colleagues.
With full subpoena power to be brought to bear.
Is that correct.
Well we had a hearing on the national security -- today -- by mister sensenbrenner.
I don't know that we've gotten.
Fully to the point.
Of of investigating -- ourselves we still remain hopeful.
That a special counsel will be up will be appointed.
And and what the hearing today illustrated Lou.
US attorney having to ask the attorney general for permission.
To subpoena a report.
Four months away for -- at an election.
The US attorney has asked the attorney general cannot -- a reporter indicates that may be embarrassing to the president or his administration.
And hurt his reelection chances run all the more reason for special counsel which supports several loss in the -- sense and it.
Have called for.
But we do know from experience at least that it's unlikely that a special prosecutors special counsel independent counsel who prefer.
Would be timely.
You result and that investigation.
It's easy for -- 1992.
-- Special counsel managed to make his report known just.
Two days before the election.
Justice clumsy stop and difficult stop the best predictor and not always.
There's a basis for accountability for the person being investigated whether it be the president right -- -- -- want to.
But there's no guarantee of US attorney is gonna move any more quickly blue and you and I can have this resolved and a week.
You send a subpoena to the reporter you send a subpoena.
On grand jury subpoena to every one of the situation room.
You -- -- -- you don't answer the questions truthfully.
You're going to jail so bring your toothbrush when you pictures of paying off.
And -- promise -- people who do not want to spend Thanksgiving.
In -- DC local jail what answer our questions so.
We have to subpoena folks and I don't have any guarantee that the US attorneys who were assigned to gonna move any quicker that special counsel war.
Very quickly let me turn to the unsealing of the indictment in the past and curious and Brian Terry on US Border Patrol agent Brian Terry's murder.
Were you surprised that the indictment was unsealed and the choices made and what are.
Very quickly you can explain what is likely to -- now.
Well it got.
The time being reasonable minds could differ on the timing the case was indicted last fall that was unsealed eight months later I do understand why you -- indictments I do understand.
Why you wait a while to -- -- blew my guess is they were trying to lure these four fugitives back to the United States that they can apprehend them.
In the federal system there's a speedy trial clock so -- and another superseding indictment.
You have to good trial within nine days this case will be different because -- this death penalty eligible.
There's a panel of the Department of Justice who decides whether or not your permission into the US attorney to seek the death penalty.
We're still a year away from getting for justice for Brian Terry's family in the criminal justice system volatile -- And it's it's fairly clear would you.
I personally say the reason just heard.
On which was -- He understands is because whose district attorney ten years.
Federal prosecutors six.
If there's one -- -- -- it happens wanna put that in some context eight months since the indictments were handed down.
-- for eight months one presumes that any.
Any room responsible Justice Department would have been working -- with the Mexican government to try to seek out these war.
People who've been indicted.
To no bail was would that not be a logical conclusion.
Yes sir -- -- no surprise that our relationship with Mexico probably is somewhat damage because -- fast and furious in the first instance.
My limited knowledge of human nature suggests that fell one billion dollar.
-- if you will.
They've appealed to meet people more than their sense of justice or patriotism.
So I think it is important that the bureau was -- -- a million dollars.
Somebody who decides they want to to get rich -- -- is gonna turn these four people -- and -- hope it's sooner rather than later.
Congressman -- got -- thanks for being here.
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