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Amidst the controversy surrounding the pending government shutdown, on Monday evening Piers Morgan posed a direct question to U.S. Representative Sean Duffy:
"What is your view about what is happening right now," he asked. "Are you proud of the fact that the renegade element, as some are calling it, the Republican Party, leading us all into a government shutdown?"
Duffy didn't necessarily agree with the "Piers Morgan Live" host's perspective:
"I want to keep the government open," said the Republican from Wisconsin. "We voted just on one small section of Obamacare. We said let's delay the individual mandate. The president already delayed the employer mandate. Let's just treat big business the same as our individuals in America."
Despite the potential impact of a government shutdown, Duffy insisted that his position is designed to benefit the country as a whole, and in the long term:
"It's really reasonable. Listen, if the Senate is going to hold out and say 'we're not willing to include the president and his staff on Obamacare, we're not willing to treat individuals in America fairly and equally, just the same as big businesses, who stormed the Hill with money, going to the White House, and Congressmen's office, and they got an exemption for that. That we're not going to treat individuals fairly, just like big business,'" he detailed. "That's not right."
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