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Interview with Representative Mo Brooks

By The Last Word, The Last Word - January 22, 2013

THE LAST WORD WITH LAWRENCE O`DONNELL January 22, 2013

Guests: Mo Brooks, Cecile Richards, E.J. Dionne, Frank Smyth, Karen Finney

LAWRENCE O`DONNELL, HOST: Tonight, here in Washington, the president`s resolve has forced the Republican`s hand on the debt ceiling.

And later in this hour, Wayne LaPierre, the lobbyist who makes sure that mass murderers have the most deadly weapons they can possibly have, will make a statement in Nevada in response to the president`s inaugural address -- in which, of course, the president said absolutely nothing about gun ownership or the Second Amendment.

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REP. ERIC CANTOR (R-VA), MAJORITY LEADER: Our conversation will look to vote on a measure tomorrow.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The short term raise for the debt ceiling.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Three-month extension of the debt ceiling.

CANTOR: Temporarily extend the debt ceiling.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I mean, come on.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It really is unacceptable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a gamble.

CHRIS JANSING, MSNBC HOST: What`s the Republican strategy here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Three months is not good enough.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They may not even vote for this.

CANTOR: It`s about time that we come together, do our work.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The partisan lines just got deeper.

REP. JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: The biggest issue is the debt.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: John Boehner has an 18 percent approval rating.

BOEHNER: The debt that`s crushing the future for our kids.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is a party in a retreat.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A retreat of sorts.

LUKE RUSSERT, NBC NEWS: Is the plan going to pass tomorrow? The three-month debt limit extension plan?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They may not even vote for this.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It really is unacceptable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They will evolve or they will die. It`s that simple.

DR. ALAN GUTTMACHER, PLANNED PARENTHOOD: January 22nd, 1973 will stand out as one of the great days.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is 40th anniversary.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Today marks 40 years.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The 40th anniversary of Roe versus Wade.

GUTTMACHER: This allows a woman free choice.

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