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Tonight on the docket lies scandal and congressional -- congressman Anthony Weiner fight yeah.
Head above water as more new photos surface but will any of his democratic colleagues Roma -- way to save his political life more on that and a moment.
-- the Republican leadership blinked first in the fight over the debt ceiling.
Republicans are set to resume talks with -- Vice President Biden tomorrow.
And they're looking to secure at least 82 point four trillion in spending cuts before agreeing to raise the debt ceiling.
But word is -- the GOP leaders are willing to agree on a short term debt cap increase if the talks failed to yield enough spending cuts and get this.
The spending cuts they want.
So how can that possibly be controlled by this president and this congress will they're caved in.
Give the president the upper hand in these negotiations will they let him borrow another 2.4 trillion.
In the next fiscal year -- set to shed light on this and the impending ethics probe of congressman Anthony Weiner that he undoubtedly faces I'm joined now by the ever popular freedom watch regular congressman Charlie Rangel.
Congressman Rangel welcome here admitted that what do you think will happen with congressman.
-- if if if he does admit even the latest step is this behavior sufficient to getting thrown out of congress.
This is painful to talk about when you talk about someone's friend.
But you're the only person I feel comfortable discussing this because -- -- love and support for the constitution.
It is co -- That it will be that congress that determines that conduct of its members as to whether -- not.
He Serbs and the vehicle that the congress makes that decision as the ethics committee.
They would make judgments they would bring it to the house the house would vote as -- -- that you know.
You made a very compelling case that the ethics prosecution of you at the time was unfair and inappropriate.
It fell on deaf ears you're still in the congress do you think that congressman -- will actually get to an ethical hearing.
Or do you think and democratic leadership will send him signals Anthony it's time for you to go because -- we don't have him back.
They may do that in god knows I know what people feel they have to do as politicians in order to protect themselves is totally unbelievable.
But it happens in the view but they love themselves better and they make political decisions not to how it affects you.
But I affects them and they re election but be.
The the other -- the other shoe to this is -- the congress makes that decision.
They is no question that -- the members that vote in the congressman's district that determine.
Those questions I would think his most serious problem.
Was keeping his wife and his family together at this time -- he resigned from office.
If you could just give me one reason I just don't want to say -- Because you took into this got a vested interest in all -- -- they shouldn't quit.
-- UN head don't make other people feel embarrassed our but since I'm dealing with the constitution.
One reason why he -- -- will will the preoccupation.
With his on toward an inappropriate though not illegal behavior get the Democrat -- -- off global.
Weaken their arguments about raising the debt ceiling and the manner in which they wanna address the economy -- -- to focus on saving Anthony Weiner rather than projecting their agenda.
And try to make this argument from the point of view of your democratic colleagues.
Well I tell you that I just -- -- -- -- -- question is currently in the hands of the press.
If they -- -- government has colosio the democratic leadership and I'm not trash it's it's real question is totally in the hands of depress.
If they feel that they're revisiting their view -- appetite.
Is more inches stated in the Anthony we.
Then they are in the debt ceiling that they are now people fighting in -- war that has not been the cleared.
In terms of the ever extending.
Borrowing that we have if they -- it -- depressed when you guys get together and say what are we gotta talk about today.
If you believe that roasting -- It's more important and deal with the issues that affect our country in -- world.
He's in trouble but are you telling me that members of congress would vote to get rid of Anthony -- because it will help them politically.
Not because they believe he's on worthy of -- seat in the congress.
Come on Charlie and I an -- problem and isn't saying that self interest happens to be some thin.
That to talk about it may make the field people feel embarrassed judge but if it means.
If it's me or you you go if you that's unfortunate -- The switch gears -- -- whispering into vice president of Biden's -- tomorrow at breakfast right before he meets.
With house Republican.
Leadership to negotiate -- deal.
What would you tell him to cut what would you -- and to give in on in order to -- John Boehner on the Republicans to vote to raise the -- -- I would.
Department's vice president say don't you think that we have locked ourselves into a very dangerous position.
And indeed we say that taxes on the table -- see no taxes on the table everyone's waiting for the that once the -- And encouraging our constituents to -- That if we made this much of a compromise -- sold out what this conservative so -- -- -- sit why don't which we agree.
To have a three month extension of this to determine.
What happens if nothing happened you know I think you you have been reading the mind of John Boehner because they floated the idea today.
Holding a short term debt cap -- not the full 2.4 two points -- seven trillion that he wants.
But may be.
A few hundred billion to let the government -- -- spending money while the debate continues do you think they're Republicans will do that -- will the Democrats go along.
First of all I didn't know Boehner had this idea all I'm saying is that we need that breathing space for other reasons -- reason we need.
To -- this thing is because.
John Boehner is not in charge -- Republican Party.
Some good think in Americans really believe that's slashing spending.
And not increasing any revenues is that right and American thing to do if you told them that you gotta lose all of you Medicaid you tell him anything.
If they believe they made a promise to do this -- country's in deep trouble and if that's covenants and that -- on the other -- no compromise we gotta go the way we did.
Common sense people know.
That the fiscal -- with all of you know you know I love to go toe to toe with you which are so eloquent and so kind today I give you the list where congressman Charlie Rangel it's a pleasure thank you for being thank you again judge there's an old saying that goes have.