November 21, 2017 11:55 PM
Sexual harassment allegations are rocking Hollywood as well as our nation's Capitol.
New allegations against lawmakers continue to come to light as the tax reform debate is heating up ahead of an important deadline. Tuesday, Congressman Chris Collins stopped by our studios to talk about both issues.
Rep. Collins: "Oh I absolutely do think Roy Moore should do what's best for folks in Alabama, the country and the Republican Party and drop out. And I believe Al Franken should resign and I think John Conyers should resign."
Congressmen Chris Collins not holding back when asked about sexual abuse allegations plaguing Capitol Hill.
"I believe the flood gates are opening," says Rep. Collins. "I suspect there are some folks having sleepless nights right now and let the truth come forward."
Jen: "Do you fear anyone would accuse you?"
Collins: "No, I've been accused of a lot of things, that's not one of them."
Just like taxpayers, Collins said he had no idea there was a so-called secret fund that used $17 million taxpayer to settle harassment and discrimination cases involving lawmakers.
Jen: "Did you know anything about this?"
Collins: "No. In fact you're just now telling me about this for the first time."
I also asked Collins about tax reform. He says he's cautiously optimistic; it will get passed by the end of the year, but says six Republican Senators are on the fence and they can only afford to lose two.
Collins says he want's western New Yorkers to know despite what Democrats are saying, this would be a tax cut for the middle and upper middle class.
Rep. Collins: "So as I'm contrasting myself with the governor, I'm saying very clearly if you don't get a tax cut on January 1st, I'm staking my re-election, then don't vote for me. But when you do get an extra $30 bucks in your weekly paycheck, you're going to know I'm telling you the truth, the governor and Louise Slaughter are lying."
Created: November 21, 2017 11:55 PM
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