Fmr. Obama Speechwriter: If You Cave to ‘Hostage Taking, the Only Thing You’ll Get Is More Hostage Taking’

‘I think in this case, we understand, that if you cave to this kind of hostage taking, the only thing you’ll get is more hostage taking’

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LITT: "Well, you know, you know, there’s an old Will Rogers quote, I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat. So in that sense, I’m always surprised when we manage to hold it together and stay organized. But I think in this case, we understand, that if you cave to this kind of hostage taking, the only thing you’re going to get is more hostage taking."
MELVIN: "You don’t reward bad behavior."
LITT: "Exactly."

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