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We're talking with senator Ted Cruz and senator I -- -- you and I apologize for that if you will -- Sure what I was saying is unfortunately.
The Obama administration has not made a priority.
Felons who try to illegally purchase guns.
Felons and fugitives tried to illegally purchase a gun and -- turned down.
Out of those 151000 the Obama Justice Department prosecuted just forty full.
Let me repeat those numbers -- a 151000 felons and fugitives illegally trying to purchase a gun.
The Obama Justice Department only prosecuted 44.
I'm introducing legislation to create a task force in the Department of Justice we need to prosecute.
Violent felons and fugitives -- -- go after them.
To protect ourselves against violent crime and we shouldn't be stripping away the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms of lawful.
Senator Reid the majority -- you know has called for cloture vote at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
You and a number of your colleagues have also said that we will -- should the need to rise.
Is it your sense that the neither -- will arise and do you still.
Are you still committed to a filibuster of gun control legislation.
Well what what I think is critical along with senator -- and senator -- in a number of other senators.
Is that for any bill that have -- the bill of rights and in particular on your minds -- Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
That -- the minimum should be subject to a sixty vote threshold but the senate should not adopt it.
Just with 51 votes that we should have a higher threshold for protecting the bill of rights and that's what we're insisting upon that's what the cloture vote will produce.
And immigration reform I had in this is.
It's becoming very difficult to understand some of what was happening because.
The senate is becoming all of these very important senators.
Whether they're groups of two -- gains of eight.
And the American people are -- getting exactly the clearest view of what's being deliberated.
I'll buy our Augusta senate I have I know that -- many of you are not being briefed by the king -- -- What is the conservative view what is the senator Ted Cruz view.
-- the way in which business is being conducted by both parties right now on the set.
Well opt out contests live my mom always told me to stay away from games -- I I have not been involved.
EE in the gang of eight deliberations.
-- I wanna wait and see what they produce at this point we have not actually seen -- -- we've seen some outlines we've seen some press releases.
There there are rumors that the bill is as much as 15100 pages and don't know.
I certainly hope that's not the case in my view there's a lot of bipartisan agreement on immigration if we focused where there was agreement.
Number one we would get serious at about securing the borders.
About providing manpower and technology to finally.
Stop the problem the illegal immigration.
And number two we would devote resource -- to improving and streamlining legal immigration.
So that we can welcome and celebrate those who follow the law and come here seeking the American dream that's where we should focus.
And I'm concerned with the president's focus on insisting on a path to citizenship.
For those here illegally.
Is designed to scuttle the entire bill because he wants a political issue rather than actually to pass.
Common sense immigration reform.
Well senator we're going to have to leave it there are -- -- have much more time I hope you'll come back soon we want to hear more real thoughts on the issues.
It seems like and ever mounting number of issues that are critically important to the nation.
Senator thanks for being with us here tonight.
Thanks -- -- let senator Ted groups.
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