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I don't even understand where that would come from. Here's where he is coming from. He says the money is needed for national security, and instead it's going to this tax cut. I would argue that a stronger economy is one of the most important things we can do for national security. If you want America to be strong in many senses of the word, you've got to grow the economy. You've got to help people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck.
You've got to help families who are struggling. You've got to help businesses stay in business and be able to compete with their foreign competitors in this global economy. And that faster economic growth, that more confidence in family income and household income, that helps national security. And by the way, if you want to help the military, you got to have a growing economy, so people can pay taxes so we can actually help the military.
Are you really willing to say though, that you are sure this is going to grow the economy so much that you're going to have money to defend the country? I'm not willing, I'm telling you that's what I believe will happen. I'm not going to tell you I'm sure. How can a person say such a thing? I can't say that.
But I do — I am fundamentally convinced. I used to be the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. I've been working on this issue for many many years. I am convinced that at this stage in the global competition we find ourselves, we are on the losing end of global competition.
This tax law will do more to help Americans — American families, American middle-class taxpayers and American businesses get ahead of the rest of the world so that we can get faster economic growth. Speaker, I want to ask about sexual harassment. You have said that you want everyone here to receive sexual harassment training as a mandatory measure. Yes, we passed that yesterday. Then there's the question of accountability. What, if anything, is wrong with accountability in this body? Yeah I think, first of all let me back up for a second.
I think we're having a watershed moment in this country. I think this is a defining moment in this country and I think it needs to be a defining moment in this country.
I think we're all horrified at the stories we've been seeing unfold in the last few weeks. I think we're all realizing that sexual harassment in America is absolutely pervasive and it's got to go and we need to end it. And nowhere more is this important to set a standard and example then elected officials.
We should be held to a high standard. So to that end, we've been holding hearings on this particular issue for how Congress governs itself. The last hearing suggested we should have mandatory training for sexual harassment for members and staff and interns. We just put that in place yesterday.
We've got another hearing next week. The procedures and the sense of accountability, so that we can review the entire soup-to-nuts system we have in place and where upgrades and improvements can be had. And I believe what we did yesterday was a first step. We have more steps to go. Define the problem for me. What's wrong with accountability here? When we talk about secret settlements, for example. The law was written in and I think the law needs to be updated and upgraded. Do you believe that when Congress — when taxpayers pay a settlement for a member of Congress, that the public should know?
I think we're also trying to get data on this, on the settlements. So that's one of the issues, which is the settlements issue which is — we're looking at. Just so you know, a lot of the settlements that people have been hearing from — we had an anthrax — I was out of my office for a number of months. We had anthrax claims being paid because Longworth Building was shut down. I think one of the Senate buildings was shut down.
We had some asbestos exposure. So those are claims that are paid as well, so these claims include many many things. What we're trying to figure out is, because these are confidential, I don't even know what they are. We're trying to figure out what claims were paid to whom and what was the nature of these claims. And then, how do we go forward to have a more transparent, more accountable system?
That's the kind of an analysis I'm telling you is what we're going through right now on the entire settlement question and sexual harassment policy itself, in addition to mandatory training that we've now put in place yesterday. Well there's two questions there. First, if taxpayers are paying those settlements, should they be secret?
Yes, so that's — all of those things are what we're reviewing. So the point is, some of the victims want that. So you have to remember there is — there are victim-rights issues here as well, so this is not as simple as it seems because of victims' rights. So that is why we're not gonna just knee-jerk and just come up with something without thinking through its consequences. That's why we're doing research, consulting experts and having public hearings on how to address this issue. Should taxpayers be paying those settlements at all?
Well again, if somebody — there's asbestos settlements, there's anthrax settlements, there's slip-and-fall settlements. No, I think, I have my own views on that. I'll let those views be made clear very soon. You said that public officials should be held to a very high standard. Can you define that for me a little bit?
Well, that's a good question. I think the standard you want is, I want my daughter to grow up in a country, she's 15 years old, where she is empowered and respected wherever she goes and wherever she works in whatever she does.
And I think nowhere should that be more obvious and apparent than working here in Capitol Hill. So I think here in Congress, we should set ourselves to standards that we expect of other people and we should set high standards for ourselves so that we can be role models and set examples, and clearly people have been falling short of that and I think we always have to endeavor to do a better job on that.
How bad is it? I don't know the answer to that yet. How are you going to find out? I think we're finding out just like the rest of Americans.
We just found out about John Conyers about a week ago. So I think we're just finding out about some of these things which are quite frankly very disturbing.
You, quite early, called for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate, to withdraw from the race after a number of accusations were made against him.
That's because I believe those allegations are credible. What is the difference between his case and the case of President Trump, who was also accused by a number of women and also denied it? Roy Moore is trying to come to Congress. My job here as Speaker of the House is to help make sure that Congress is an institution that we're proud of and that's what I'm focused on.
He's running for Congress and I think the allegations against him were very very credible. Is there a difference between those two cases? I don't know the answer to that. I haven't spent my time reviewing the difference in these two cases. Let me ask another question about the president if I might, Mr.
Speaker, because you talked about holding people to a high standard, and you've talked about that for a very long time. Inyou gave a convention speech for Mitt Romney in which you talked about his high character as being above reproach.
Is the president meeting that high standard? Look it's no secret that he and I have had our difference of opinions. It's no secret that I've shared my opinions about his tweets and the rest. But what I see is a president who is fighting for the things that I'm fighting for. I see a president who's fighting for an agenda that will make a positive difference in people's lives.
Is this president unconventional? No two ways about it. But if we make good by the American people by actually improving their lives and fixing problems and finding solutions that are bothering them, that's a good thing. That's what we're working toward. Is he unconventional — yes.
Would I do things differently? But he's — he's himself, I'm myself and he got elected. And you know what? My duty as a constitutional officer, as a representative of Congress is to make government work and make sure that this branch of government works for the other branch of government so we can fix people's problems and that's what my focus is. Has he become, in recent days and weeks, more unconventional, to use your words or out of control?
I think he's been like this. I think he's been fairly unconventional from day one. How well do you think Congress is doing at keeping the president in check? Serving as a constitutional check on the president? I think it's really important that we respect the balance of power between the two branches. I think that on this front the president's been actually very helpful on this.
For instance, the executive orders that he's put in place since taking office rolled back a lot of the executive orders from the last administration that we believe did violence to the separation of powers. So I'm actually very encouraged at a lot of the regulatory relief items, a lot of the executive actions that have respected the prerogatives of the legislative branch of Congress. Rules and regulations that have the full force of law should come back to Congress for a final vote and approval and amendment.
So, and that's a bill we passed in January. So what I see is us trying to get our constitutional axis back on its proper axis with a healthy separation of power. And that is something the president has actually been very supportive of. Well let's talk about a couple of issues where it can be said the president is not following the intent of Congress.
The president wants massive cuts at the State Department. Congress approved full funding for the State Department.
It appears that the State Department is going ahead and cutting itself. I can't speak to Rex Tillerson's discretionary actions, which he has a lot of room to do, but the president sent us his budget. CMS on Tuesday night issued an interim final rule that it said clarifies the program methodology and addresses issues raised earlier this year by a federal judge, clearing the way for the government to begin making payments again.
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Governor, the President has the United States on track to get most of our combat forces out of Afghanistan by Is there anything that you would do differently? Well, I also agree that is the timeline we should aim for. I thought that the surge troops should have been brought back in November of this year, not September. I don't think you try and bring back troops during the fighting season. I think that was a mistake. I think it was also a mistake to announce the precise date of our withdrawal.
How would you ease the anti-American sentiment that we see in the Middle East? Communicate to nations like Egypt, and Egypt is -- if you will, the major player, eighty million people, the center of the Arab world.
Egypt needs to understand what the -- the rules are. That to remain an ally of the United States, to receive foreign aid from the United States, to receive foreign investment from ourselves and from our friends, I believe, around the world, that they must honor their peace agreement with Israel.
That they must also show respect and -- and provide civil rights for minorities in their country. And they also have to protect our -- our embassies. I think we also have to communicate that Israel is our ally. The President's decision not to meet with Bibi Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, when the prime minister is here for the United Nations session, I think, is a mistake and it sends a message throughout the -- the Middle East that somehow we distance ourselves from our friends and I think the exact opposite approach is what's necessary.
There are a lot of unknowns in being President. I wonder how you would make a decision on whether to send U. Well, it would be a very high hurdle. Number one, a very substantial American interest at stake. Number two, a clear definition of our mission. Number three, a clear definition of how we'll know when our mission is complete. Number four, providing the resources to make sure that we can carry out that mission effectively, overwhelming resources.
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And finally, a clear understanding of what will be left after we leave. All of those would have to be in place before I were to decide to deploy American military might in any foreign place. Governor Romney has been criticized lately for comments during a private fund raiser when he said that his job is not to worry about the forty-seven percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes and are dependent on government.
You're the CEO of this campaign. A lot of Republicans would like to know, a lot of your donors would like to know, how do you turn this thing around? Well, it doesn't need a turnaround.
We've got a campaign which is tied with an incumbent President to the United States. As you know, a lot of people were concerned about the video of the fund raiser in which you talked about the forty-seven percent of the American people who don't pay taxes. Peggy Noonan, a very well-known conservative columnist, said that it was an example of this campaign being incompetent. And I wonder if any of that criticism gets through to you and -- and whether you're concerned about it at all, whether That's not the camp -- that's not the campaign.
That was me, right? I -- that's not a campaign. You are the campaigner. I got -- I've got a very effective campaign. It's doing a very good job. But not everything I say is elegant. And -- and I want to make it very clear.
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I want to help a hundred percent of the American people. As we continue our conversation with the candidates, we asked them about the qualities of leadership and the lessons of history. We begin again with Governor Romney. What are the essential qualities of a leader? Well, a leader has to have the capacity to build trust in the people he or she works with.
But I know where they stand. And I can -- I can trust them. That vision is typically a product, in part not just of their skill and brilliance, but even more of their experience, their life experience. And so if you're looking for a leader to guide an economy, you hope that you have someone who didn't just study it in school, but someone who's actually lived in the economy. The historian, David McCullough, says that great presidents learn from the history of the office.
And I wonder what you've learned from the history of Presidents in the White House. You know I enjoy reading David McCullough's writings. My favorite book is perhaps of a biographical nature, was his book on John Adams, a person who had extraordinary character, a relationship with his spouse who may have been even brighter than he.
We don't know as much about her as we do about him. But a man who had a very clear sense of direction, who helped guide the -- the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
He wrote the Constitution of my state of Massachusetts. And -- and we saw in him an individual who was less concerned about public opinion than he was about doing what he thought was right for the country. And even though he was defeated in his run for reelection, he did what he thought was right for America. And I respect that kind of character. Presidents and presidential candidates are booked down to the minute.
And I wonder if you ever have a moment to be alone with your own thoughts. And what does that mean to you? Well, at the end of the day, usually at about ten o'clock, things have finally wound down.
And I'm able to spend a little time. I talk to Ann. She is on her own schedule. And we -- we spend fifteen or twenty minutes on the phone. And then I read. I think about the coming day and think about what I want to accomplish. Prayer is a time to connect with -- with the divine, but also time, I'm sure, to concentrate one's thoughts, to meditate, and -- and to imagine what might be.
You pray every night before you go to bed? I do pray every night, yeah. What do you ask for? That's between me and God.