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Joining us now is congressman Randy -- member of the armed services committee House Judiciary Committee congressman good to have you with us another deadline has been missed.
The White House through -- refusing to oblige the letter and the spirit of the law that he -- and refusing to give.
Any detail on the proposed cuts some 108 billion dollars to the defense budget.
What should be the reaction of congress.
Well Lou as you know this president has cut 800 billion dollars that national defense in the last two years sequestration would be another half trillion dollars.
He supported and wanted sequestration he's done nothing to stop -- -- stave it off.
What's even worse is his administration has refused to do anything to implement -- and where only four months away from that becoming the law of the land.
And -- congress in a rare bipartisan situation all but two members of the House of Representatives and virtually every minute member of the senate.
Voted -- require him.
To tell us -- and tell the American people how we was gonna implement these.
Huge draconian defense cuts he was supposed to have that report -- The sixth of September and as -- he's just failed to do it so we're waiting to see if and when he complies.
As you wait I advance congressman what congress should do in response what should you all do what and you do.
If the president is intractable and refuses to.
Follow the law.
-- the house already is taken action we have passed a budget that would stop sequestration.
Next year we did it without raising taxes simply back curtailing some of the increase in spending and other programs.
And it would stop at four year.
But -- president refuses to do when he thing and because of that the senate refuses to do any thing any you know for congress that we have to have both the house and senate.
We're waiting for the senate to take some -- action.
If they disagree with the house plan they can pass whatever they want we can sit down a conference but they've got to take some kind of action -- these cuts are gonna go into effect.
On January 2.
Millions more jobs.
-- hang in the balance.
And everyone should understand that.
Let me turn to the White House today.
Are refusing to accommodate Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
For a meeting during the week in which the president.
I have no idea how much time the prime minister had requested.
But it appears that -- -- week in which he would have time to be with anyone especially our principal ally in the Middle East.
Well -- it's all about priorities and -- note you can watch from the clips that keep you -- This administration's foreign policy -- collapse and all around the world its collapse of around one of our major allies Israel.
Israel is still one of those nations where they're not burning a flag they're not burning -- in the state they still stand with us in so many things and for this president not to take.
Time to simply meet with the prime minister and reassure them of our support is just inexcusable in my opinion.
Inexcusable and and going back to the to the idea of burning our flags.
I mean this was a peculiar moment in what has been terms -- an Arab Spring to watch those radical islamists.
Tearing down our flag in Cairo.
Setting fire to our consulate in been Ghazi.
What is what would be your response what do you think should be the response of the United States.
-- Lou I think the response should have taken place long before now this president in the policy and foreign policy -- -- it just hasn't worked and it's collapsing.
I think the first thing that I would do as -- would meet with.
Our ally in the Middle East which uses throw I would make sure everybody knows with clarity that United -- stance with this or we're gonna support Israel.
And the other thing is that would stop supporting some of these countries that are doing these acts.
Up again burning our flags attacking our embassies and the United States -- have a clear position -- that this administration is just refuse to do that.
Congressman Randy Forbes is always good to have you with us thank you thank you --