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Senator -- -- with our question is entitled what he wants I have offered -- disagreement or criticism of his.
Demand for that information.
What I have -- is you are you pleased with where we are right -- -- -- this battle as a result.
Of where we all -- that senator hagel -- to be confirmed or not.
I can't pay that do you know we're counting votes right now you've just now told me so that I wasn't aware -- -- Susan Collins is not gonna oppose it.
That is good news to me because that.
It's it's it's going to be down -- wouldn't vote.
-- one vote do we have do we have some the senators.
Statement here that we could share with the audience and senator in -- Have you got a are any regard this is her.
Senator and off I don't know if you can see this I've read it.
I am unable to support senator hagel to become the next secretary of defense because I do not believe his positions votes and statements.
Match the challenge of our time.
That is her position.
And input the data that position to parts of right now.
That has just been released to us problem senator collins' office.
You've made by day.
I've now made I agree with her statement.
Now make mine make and tell us well all meet with -- Hurd it could very well be that we -- defeated the the an effort to confirm him for a secretariat details.
Well senator in office did issue this is a curious time we now have another senator.
Moving towards -- -- hold on John Brennan.
Threatening a whole senator Rand Paul.
Is blast no we didn't he had not.
Put forward that hold.
We've got to move from what looks to be a political Donnybrook.
On Capitol Hill in the United States senate do you think that's -- correct construction.
Well I think it is it did you gotta keep in mind.
We have a constitutional obligation not used to write an obligation.
Two two confirm these people and we are supposed to do this -- violate our oath that we didn't do it.
Yeah I don't agree certainly in the case of pago.
That it's kind that he -- -- you know he was one of only two senators who refused to leave it wouldn't vote for sanctions against -- He was one of only four senators who wouldn't sign a letter of solidarity with the with Israel and so all these things have taken place in I think he needs to be looked at real closely and -- I've been opposed to them for that to begin.
Senator -- minister.
Last night's State of the Union Address.
I would be remiss not to ask you about.
The president's reference to climate change.
Giving the congress say.
Climate change ultimatum vowing to act without congress if necessary.
-- order and option here view of the author -- and longtime critic of the EPA of this administration's.
Claimant philosophy if you will -- your -- the greatest star chart global warming conspiracy to threaten -- you ought to read that over again it's very pertinent today.
Both senator -- you know what I'm gonna -- -- and when I ask you what your reaction is to the ultimatum.
And then I'll do the refresher Reid.
-- -- few days later.
-- the reason he -- the way he did.
Is that they have tried ever since they refuse to bring up Kyoto.
This about the Clinton administration.
-- -- -- he and gore didn't even bring adapted into the didn't have the votes right.
Since then -- been several efforts.
For them to pass cap and trade legislation.
The cost of that would be between three and 400 billion dollars a year.
The largest tax increase in the history this country it wouldn't accomplish anything.
By the admission of the EPA director Lisa Jackson.
And I asked for the question on TV Senator Obama even if we did that and so I apologize I got a regular -- As were running out of time -- grow I should sharpen my question a bit and just simply ask you this.
Seeking his six think that answer is possible given that the time constraints.
Is it your judgment that congress.
The congress has any.
Response that is would affect our president -- moving to executive order or Fiat if he cannot win the support of congress.
Well he he -- it will not have been does not have the votes to pass legislation -- entry.
He's gonna try to do it through the EPA -- regulations.
And that's something he's been trying to do for a long period of time we discovered he actually his -- 68.
Billion dollars on this issue in we didn't even know it until we get a lot of -- -- He's committed to -- to try to do it and you have recourse.
The American -- say that we really did really well -- the American people will.
But -- to the next election are -- and he's gonna be sailing through as many of these regulations.
He can't do it through legislation that's the key.
Senator Gemma Hart always good to talk -- thanks for being here -- excellent.
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