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It's another establishment Republican at risk of losing his seat senator Orrin hatch just might -- -- second Republican senator from you to -- to be ousted by a member of his own party.
Right now my next best is deciding whether or not to mount a primary challenge so will he or -- Utah Republican congressman Jason Jenkins joins me now here in the studio congressman -- it's it's a pleasure welcome.
Here now -- will you -- won't you seek the Republican nomination against Orrin hatch next year -- seriously think about I really am I've said that I'm a definite maybe but I just you know after 36 years as a senator.
Asking the voters to be there for 42 years of contiguous time.
I just wonder if it's it's time for change.
Put aside -- is -- length of time in office there are value differences between between the two if you.
You -- small government Republican you -- faithful to the constitution you voted against the Patriot Act you voted against the war in Libya.
Senator hatch almost always votes with the establishment Republicans.
Has he sort of left to the mainstream.
Of the Republican Party in Utah when you think of your perhaps soon to be colleague.
Mike Lee to opposing senator Robert Bennett also an establishment Republican senator in the primary in Utah.
-- I'm so proud of what likely is done I think he's shown that even as a freshman you can be very effective.
I challenge with what Orrin hatch is done in the path of the biggest challenges that our country is facing I think.
He was part of those challenges but -- the debt ceiling.
Since 1993 there were sixteen votes on the debt ceiling in the senate.
Only three times that he vote against it.
He was either voting in favor of it or allowing three unanimous consent for these debt -- -- increased but for -- voted for the Patriot Act voted for.
Keeping Fannie and Freddie voted for No Child Left Behind you are a little behind -- -- rid of the Department of Education degree in -- -- we both were in the stimulus package is that the challenge the Bush Administration that -- he did the first two years of the Obama administration he said well how could you say these faithful to sound money or even to the constitution.
He voted to have the federal government take over General Motors well -- is that the thought that he had on the stimulus was win in the George Bush time and so the first quote -- stimulus I guess what I have a problem and challenge and a question forest.
When it was George W.
Bush uses finesse Y was it okay and then why was it wrong when it was was that -- -- let's talk about Jason -- that's how difficult is it for you.
I think -- in your second or third term per second to a second term.
To challenge somebody who's been in the senate almost as long as you've -- why is it.
And to take on the party establishment like that and to give up your own seat in the house in order to do it well it's certainly not the path of least resistance -- -- that.
If I wanted the smoothest easiest ride but this is not a career forming I don't intend to be here for ever.
Orrin hatch was elected in 1976.
But this is -- you get any -- you get out so if I lose I'll go back to my own business that I have before but yeah I just I think it's time for change.
Do you think that the Republican leadership in the house we'll cut some kind of a deal with the president and secretary Geithner.
And recommend to its membership that the debt ceiling go up what do you think we'll stick to their sound money guns like you.
And congressman Connie Mack was just on haven't saying no increase in debt no more borrowing because you guys need to be taught the tough let's -- Lesson of living within your means like the rest of us do I picked -- got to deal.
That's just what I think's gonna happen there before I let you go earlier today we all watch the spectacle.
-- your colleague.
Congressman Anthony Weiner from here in New York City admitting to inappropriate behavior which involved emails.
And the sending of photographs of himself and unique positions.
-- -- -- It is that an offense which would -- could result in his being removed against his will from the house represented couldn't be expelled.
The house I don't know the constitution's pretty -- on this and I think for good reason but eight it's sad I'm friends of -- I like him personally but he's obviously shown.
A lapse in judgment not just wants at this place at this three times and he said six times I just.
You know it's up to the people of New York -- -- except that the people he.
He's been on every -- -- there -- he's a very very tenacious defender of the of the democratic wing of the Democratic Party.
-- the Democrats defend him but -- they run from them saying forget about it nobody wants to get their hands dirty but that's.
Look I I think the way he's treated and approach women the way he did that interview with Megyn Kelly what is happening here I -- voters in new Yorker gonna have to decide this it's probably.
Looks easy for me as a Republican over from -- ought to be harsh -- but.
It's sad I am really -- all right what we have to go back to where we started when you make up your mind when you call us and -- about whether -- get senate seat yet and you'll come back here absolutely congress loves Jason shape of things it was a pleasure thank you for joining us coming out.
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