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We don't want to do it just individually, you know, Individual A, Individual B, Individual C. We want to confront this refusal by the administration to cooperate with the constitutional mandate that the Congress has oversight, so we're discussing that, and we haven't made that decision yet. And we haven't gotten all the catalogs yet in terms of how many specific refusals there have been, and rather than try to deal with each one of them individually, we may deal with them collectively.
America is not going to welch on its debts and what it owes. So I think we ought not to use that as a political issue, but, and this is a big but, we need to avoid a crisis of shutting down the government as happened under the The Alabama Republican leadership in the last Congress, which bled over to this Congress. As a result, I am urging that we do both in a bipartisan, constructive way.
President Trump’s characterization of his administration’s botched response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria as ‘incredibly successful’ and ‘one of the best jobs that’s ever been done’ is offensive to the families of the nearly 3,000 Americans who were killed and the countless more who suffered for months without power or running water, he ought to apologize, and Congress ought to investigate what went wrong with the Trump Administration’s response and identify steps to ensure it does not happen again.
We do the right thing, it is unacceptable, because we do the right thing, to be held hostage to bad policies because ‘ you Democrats will do the right thing and while we do, we House Republicans, will do the wrong thing. We will shut down the government as they have. ’ We are not going to be held hostage by doing the right thing, either.