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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 throw him a -- -- to save his political life more on that and a moment.
Well the Republican leadership blink 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 -- again.
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 had what do you think will happen with congressman.
Weiner if if if he does admit even the latest step -- this behavior sufficient to get him 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 in discussing this because -- -- love and support for the constitution.
It is co -- That it will.
Will be that congress that determines that conduct of its members as to whether or not.
He serves and the vehicle that the congress makes that decision is the ethics committee.
They would make judgments they would bring it to the house the house would vote as to -- that you know it.
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 Weiner will actually get to an ethical hearing.
What 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 and god knows I know what people feel they have to do this politicians in order to protect themselves is totally unbelievable.
But it happens -- -- -- but they love themselves better and they make political decisions not to how it affects you.
But I affects them and every election but -- The the other part the other showed today this is -- the congress makes that decision.
They is no question that is 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 I should he resign from office.
If you could just give me one reason I just don't want to say Null.
Because you -- into -- this got a vested interest in all this resignation quit.
A lot of -- ahead don't make other people feel embarrassed -- but since I'm dealing with the constitution.
One reason why he should.
Will will the preoccupation.
With his on -- and inappropriate though not illegal behavior get the democrats' eyes off global.
Weaken their arguments about raising the debt ceiling and the manner in which they want to address the economy course and the focus on saving Anthony Weiner rather than projecting their agenda.
I'm trying to make this argument from the point of view of your democratic colleagues.
Well I tell you -- -- and sit studio question is -- in the hands of the press.
If they oppress -- on the colosio the democratic leadership and I'm not -- it's it's real question is totally in the hands of -- If they feel that they're revisiting their view -- appetite.
Is more inches stated in the -- week.
Then they are in the debt ceiling that they are now people fighting in a 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 the 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 unworthy of -- seat in the congress.
Come on Charlie and I I don't have any problems and isn't saying that self interest happens to be some thin.
That -- talk about it may make the feel people feel embarrassed judge but if it means.
If it's me or you you go if and that's unfortunate -- The switch -- if you were whispering into vice president -- Biden's years tomorrow at breakfast right before he meets.
With house Republican.
Leadership to negotiate a deal.
What would you tell him to cut what would you tell and to give in on in order to -- John Boehner and the Republicans to vote to raise the debt -- I would.
-- -- -- 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 and see no taxes on the table everyone's waiting for the that once the -- And encouraging our constituents to believe.
That if we made this much of a compromise we 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.
-- a short term debt cap increase not the full 2.4 two points -- seven trillion that he wants.
But may be.
A few hundred billion to let the government go on spending money while the debate continues do you think -- 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 -- is not in charge of the Republican Party.
Some good think -- Americans really believe that slashing spending.
And not increasing -- good news is that right and American thing to do if you told him that you got to lose all of you Medicaid you tell him anything.
If they believe they made a promise to do this our country's in deep trouble -- if that's governors and that was on the other side no compromise we gotta go the way we did.
Common sense people know.
That the fiscal sky with all of you know you know I love -- 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.
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