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I asked the senator Ted Stevens.
To resign today another Republican seat that is expected to be gone with the wind Democrats are already the majority in congress with one week ago.
Many argue the Democrats are poised not only thought that -- -- maybe make it filibuster proof.
The reaction now from Republican senator Orrin hatch of Utah -- very worried about that scenario he's also a big supporter.
Of both senators Stephens and McCain -- that's good to have you.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Let me ask you senator.
Before it gets -- -- matching up but the Senator McCain -- to speak on the in this campaign that big spender.
What do you make of of his saying senator Stevens divide that's -- Well I think you know it -- by any measure it's a tragedy.
No question about it whether you're for or against senator Stevens it's a tragedy and -- I think running for president.
I wanted to delineate him and so often and separate himself from -- statements.
Well you've maintained your friendship in fact you tested on his behalf would despite the great political -- -- loyal friend some would say you're crazy but your loyal friend.
Yeah that's -- RI -- -- I commend you for that that's a great quality but.
Expected cost you but but now -- he did it now if you're right it's election year John McCain said just get out what to make -- Well then that's his right to do that and in my case sign of the men on this understands very well and that's a tragedy I mean.
This is a very good strong personality who has really built the last way.
Alaska when -- mistake I don't think -- it wasn't for for Ted Stevenson.
And I do believe in.
It was a -- pretty -- country lawyer before -- came of the senate.
And I've looked at this and I do believe that there are there world's flavor.
In that try.
Believes -- the you know we'll we'll be successful.
That's an Islamic center let me ask you this do regardless the math right now for for making headway from what could be a democratic onslaught doesn't look good.
I do you -- things and it doesn't it could change -- but do you think you can hold off the Democrats getting.
That sixty vote it's that they want.
Well we have to because there's not one conservative Democrat in the United States senate and if these.
Challengers win this year there won't be another won't be a conservative or even the very much -- -- moderate Democrat in the -- Democrats so let me ask.
You know if senator only whatever let me ask you to use generally and -- independents -- And -- -- votes with the Democrats if it were that close that -- and below are there efforts being me right now.
To -- senator Lieberman to the Republican side.
To prevent that filibuster proof.
-- Well I think all of us would love to have him if that's a decision he makes -- let me tell -- -- -- real concern.
Is that if we turn over the senate the house to pass anything it wants to -- Nancy Pelosi can put anything through the house she wants to put to announced and it's going to be very very liberal stuff.
The only way you can stuff really bad things like the card check bill that would unionized American against its -- without a -- -- election.
The other way to do that is you have a Republican firewall there and if we lose enough Republican senators at that firewalls no -- there I can't begin to turn it.
The left wing approaches.
To -- -- serious look at everything else -- apparently do you think it's looking that way senator.
I think that it's a very good collection I see some improvements on our side I think we can hold out and I'm gonna do everything in my part of -- handling that.
And respecting the other side as well.
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