Better Know a District - Pennsylvania's 17th - Matt Cartwright

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Representative Matt Cartwright does not think that Crayola should rename its white crayon "Republican" but does think that everyone should have the right to marry. (8:21)

( APPLAUSE )

FOLKS, I'VE ALWAYS SAID THAT

CRAYONS ARE A LOT LIKE PEOPLE--

THEY MAY COME IN DIFFERENT

COLORS, BUT INSIDE, THEY'RE ALL

THE SAME FLAVOR.

( LAUGHTER )

AND WE WOULD NOT HAVE CRAYONS IF

IT WERE NOT FOR THE CRAYOLA

COMPANY OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA,

WHICH IS IN THE SUBJECT OF THE

68th INSTALLMENT OF MY

434-PART SERIES "BETTER KNOW A

DISTRICT."

TONIGHT, THE FIGHTIN' 17th.

THE 17th IS HOME TO THE

OLDEST BREWERY IN THE UNITED

STATES, YUENGLING, WHOSE NAME IS

ANANG LISIZED VERSION OF THE

GERMAN WORD JUNGLING, WHICH

MEANS YOUNG BOY.

BUT IF YOU'RE EVER IN A BAR AND

THEY OFFER YOU A YOUNG BOY,

PLEASE ALERT AUTHORITIES

IMMEDIATELY.

( LAUGHTER ).

( APPLAUSE )

NOW THE 17th WAS ONCE HOME

TO PAPA BEAR BILL O'REILLY WHO

CUT HIS TEETH AS A REPORTER FOR

NEPWILLS-BARRY-SCRONTON.

IT IS THERE WHERE HE TESTED OUT

THE NO SPIN ZONE, THE STAY STILL

SPOT AND LACK OF ROTATION AREA.

AND JUST WHO HAS THE SCRAP TOLL

REPRESENT THIS CORNER OF

PENNSYLVANIA, IT'S NONE OTHER

THAN FIRST TERM CONGRESSMAN MATT

CARTWRIGHT.

I SAT DOWN WITH REPRESENTATIVE

CARTWRIGHT SOMEWHERE IN THE

NORTHERN HEMISPHERE.

CONGRESSMAN THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR TALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> MY PLEASURE.

I'VE BEEN A BIG FAN, STEPHEN.

>> Stephen: WELL, THE FEELING

IS MUTUAL?

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: I MEAN ABOUT ME.

>> YOU'RE A BIG FAN OF YOURSELF.

>> Stephen: I AM.

>> YOU SHOULD BE.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH, THANK YOU.

I THINK WE MIGHT BE DONE.

WE HAVE SOME OTHER QUESTIONS,

OKAY.

MY APOLOGIES.

I GOT WHAT I NEEDED.

( LAUGHTER ).

OKAY, I STILL HAVE TO ASK SOME

QUESTIONS.

CONGRESSMAN, TELL ME ABOUT THE

FIGHTIN' 17th.

>> WELL, THE FIGHTIN' 17th

IS THE NEW DISTRICT IN

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA.

IT'S COMPOSED OF SCRANTON,

WILKES-BARRE.

>> THE CRAYOLA COMPANY IS IN

YOUR DISTRICT, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT, THAT'S DOWN IN EASTON.

>> Stephen: HOW DO YOU FEEL

ABOUT RECENT PLANS TO RENAME THE

WHITE CRAYON REPUBLICAN?

>> I DO NOT AGREE WITH THAT.

>> Stephen: DO NOT AGREE WITH

THAT.

( LAUGHTER ).

NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO

IMMIGRATION, YOU SAY YOU'D LIKE

TO TURN UNDOIMENTED WORKERS INTO

TAXPAYERS.

>> I THINK I AGREE WITH THE

PRESIDENT'S APPROACH THAT WE

HAVE TO HAVE A TOUGH BUT FAIR

PROCESS TO, THE PATH TO

CITIZENSHIP.

>> Stephen: LET'S CALL IT

AMNESTY, SHAM-NESTY AS I CALL

IT.

>> I THINK THE PRESIDENT'S

APPROACH IS THE RIGHT ONE.

WE'RE NOT ABOUT TO DEPORT 11

MILLION PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

THEY'RE DOING JOBS THAT NOBODY

ELSE WANTS TO DO.

>> Stephen: LIKE WHAT?

>> LIKE TRANSIENT FARM WORKING

JOBS.

>> I DON'T CARE WHAT SEX THEY

ARE AS LONG AS THEY PICK OUR

VEGETABLES.

>> TRANSIENT FARM WORKERS ARE

PEOPLE WHO MOVE FROM ONE PLACE

TO THE NEXT.

>> Stephen: RIGHT, BECAUSE NO

ONE WANTS A TRANSIENT.

I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO

PICK VEGETABLES.

>> TRANSIENT FARM WORKERS DON'T

HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE--

WITH TRANSGENDER PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: ANOTHER MY

APOLOGIES.

MY APOLOGIES TO MEXICANS.

( LAUGHTER )

SPEAKING OF WHICH, THE HISPANIC

VOTE WAS KEY TO THE DEMOCRATIC

VICTORY IN 2012, TRUE?

>> I THINK SO.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU

PANDER TO THOSE VOTERS?

( LAUGHTER )

IN ESPANOL?

>> I'M AFRAID MY SPAN SISH QUITE

POOR.

>> Stephen: LET ME HELP YOU

OUT TO APPEAL TO FANNISH VOTERS

JUST REPEAT AFTER ME.

I CARUMBA.

JUST SAY, HEY, YOU GUYS.

EYE CARUMBA.

>> ICARUMBA.

>> SALIR.

>> SAL IR.

>> Stephen: ME BARRIO.

BARRIO.ME

>> Stephen: REPUBLICANS WOULD

NEVER SAY THAT TO YOU BECAUSE

THEY DO NOT SPEAK SPANISH?

( LAUGHTER )

NOW, A FELLOW ROMAN CATHOLIC?

>> YES.

>> UP HERE, RIGHT UP HERE.

BOOM.

ONE TRUE BRIDE OF CHRIST, RIGHT?

>> SURE YOU.

>> Stephen: CAN'T SAY THAT

WHEN PROTESTANTS ARE AROUND.

IT'S SO SAD THEY'RE GOING TO

HELL AND WE'RE NOT, ISN'T IT?

I'LL MISS THEM.

THERE ARE SOME GOOD ONES.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF GOOD ONES.

>> Stephen: YUP.

I SALUTE YOU FOR PUTTING THE

TEACHINGS OF THE CHURCH ABOVE

POLITICS.

SO FEW DEMOCRATS ARE WILLING TO

DO THAT.

DOES IT CAUSE TROUBLE WITH THE

REST OF THE DEMOCRAT THALZ YOU

OPPOSE BIRTH CONTROL AND ARE

OPPOSED TO HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE?

>> I AM A SUPPORTER OF MARRIAGE

ECOMMONWEALTH.

>> Stephen: I BELIEVE ALL

MARRIAGES SHOULD BE EQUAL.

EVERY LEGITIMATE MARRIAGE

SHOULD, THAT'S A MAN AND A

WOMAN.

NO ONE'S MARRIAGE IS BETTER THAN

OTHERS.

MINE IS-- MINE IS ACTUALLY

BETTER, BUT LEGALLY, NO ONE'S

MARRIAGE SHOULD BE BETTER THAN

OTHERS AS LONG AS IT IS A

LEGITIMATE MARRIAGE.

>> I DON'T THINK ANYBODY'S

MARRIAGE IS BETTER THAN MINE.

MY WIFE, MARION, AND I HAVE BEEN

TOGETHER FOR 27 YEARS.

AND WE BOTH SUPPORT MARRIAGE

EQUALITY FOR THE

L.G.B.T. POPULATION.

THERE'S NO REASON TO

DISCRIMINATE.

>> Stephen: THE WHO?

WHAT'S THE L.G.B.T.?

>> LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE.

>> SO YOU WANT LESBIANS, GAYS,

BISEXUALS, AND THOSE TRANSIENTS

WHO PICK MY VEGETABLES.

GAY PEOPLE CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN.

THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE IS TO

HAVE CHILDREN.

GAY PEOPLE CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN.

YOU KNOW HOW IT WORKS, RIGHT?

YOU BE HOW BABIES ARE MADE?

( LAUGHTER )

>> THEN YOU'RE SAYING THAT

PEOPLE --

>> Stephen: I HAVE TO GET TO

THE FIRST QUESTION.

YOU KNOW HOW BABIES ARE MADE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE

ON THE SAME PAG.

>> I'M AWARE OF HOW BABIES ARE

MADE.

>> Stephen: AND YOU KNOW GAY

PEOPLE DON'T DO THAT NOT MUCH OF

AN ARGUMENT WHEN ST. PETER

JUDGES YOU AT THE GATES UPON

HEAVEN. "HEY, YOU WERE AGAINST

THE LAW OF GOD."

WHAT!

( LAUGHTER )

LET'S MOVE ON.

DO YOU REMEMBER SEVERAL

CAUCUSES, INCLUDING THE

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS,

TRUE?

>> I DON'T THINK I AM IN THAT

ONE.

>> Stephen: YOU'RE NOT IN THE

CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS?

>> I DON'T THINK I AM.

>> Stephen: IT SAYS HERE ARE

YOU-- OH, I'M SORRY, THE BIKE

CAUCUS.

I DIDN'T KNOW THEY RODE BIKES.

ANYWAY, OKAY.

( LAUGHTER ).

OH, THIS IS EMBARRASSING.

I NEVER LEARNED TO RIDE A BIKE.

>> OOOH!

>> Stephen: NEVER LEARNED.

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO RIDE A BIKE?

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: WOULD YOU BE

WILLING TO TEACH ME?

>> I COULD DO THAT.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

( LAUGHTER )

>> ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO.

>> Stephen: LET'S GO, OKAY,

OKAY.

>> ARE YOU READY?

>> Stephen: I GOT IT, I GOT

IT, I GOT IT.

I'M DOING IT!

I'M DOING IT!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I DID IT.

I DID IT.

LET'S PUT PENNSYLVANIA 17th

UP ON THE BIG BOARD!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I HOPE THAT DISTRICT JUST

TWINKLED OR I THINK I'VE GOT A

CONCUSSION.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

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