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The door for climate change legislation thought closed but the White House throwing it back open this weekend and it may use a lame duck session of congress to get it through -- now with nothing to lose could this be Democrats last ditch plan to get unpopular legislation.
That's former house majority leader Tom DeLay he joins us now asserts a congressman what do you think.
When I think about what whether or not gonna try to get -- lame duck through cap and trade or any kind of climate change legislation passed through Atlanta fashion.
Well I I think they they're gonna look at the opportunity let's put it in perspective they're gonna have to happen lame duck session probably.
Because -- didn't pass a budget they haven't passed any appropriations bills they have to find next year's government.
-- probably passed what's called a continuing resolution before they go home.
That -- spending over.
-- into November or December.
And never have to come back and finish that -- off so that -- they're gonna have that excuse.
But there are already making.
All kinds of rumors and predictions that they they may do the energy bill are they made do card check are are some of these.
Issues that are part of the the Obama.
Slash Democrat agenda.
And that would be absolutely horrible particularly in the face -- an election where the American people.
Have totaled we lost any trust that they have been -- congress or in their elected officials.
Congressman delay I mean I'm looking at the schedule.
The very back in session from September 13 through the eighth of October then away again until the second -- November.
Through the week before Thanksgiving and then of course we know it happens around the holidays.
How are they gonna get anything accomplished when they aren't excessive long enough to to push anything through unless it's another one of these.
-- hazard overnight.
-- first -- Chris Lance.
They don't want to pass anything between now and the election.
So they they have set up there that's and it's going to be back in for four weeks the house that were around that.
Kind of time maybe -- four maybe five weeks.
And bit but they don't wanna pass anything controversial they certainly don't want to pass spending bills because they went as they've already exhibited.
To increase domestic discretionary spending by anywhere from thirty to 40%.
They want to increase -- spending that's why this bill this week is.
It politically when the dumbest moves I've ever seen.
In that they're just verifying for the American people that it's the spending is an over the tax increases aren't over.
The regulatory -- bills like the energy bill are not over.
Even if they lose -- in this next election they're gonna do what they can to finish their agenda.
Congressman how rare is that or how common is that for congress to pass that's -- -- -- sweeping legislation and a lame duck session.
Well we did it once.
Went into a lame duck session after a pretty brutal election.
Two impeach a President Bill Clinton.
It's and Betty it's the -- you got it way the political.
Ramifications for doing that.
When you do it.
There's always there's been a lot of lame duck sessions but usually for our.
For emergency issues like finishing up your spending bills.
Making sure that the the government's funded for the next coming year those kinds of issues nothing like this where you're going into an election.
Where the American people lost all trust in you and you gonna come back and in the face.
By -- bad election.
Show the American people that -- so arrogant he and so incompetent that you just gonna.
Push your agenda through and down their throats whether they like it or not.
Could be nervous holiday season for us out there Tom DeLay former house majority leader thank you -- My pleasure thank you Chris thank you live.
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