03:00 - Source: CNN
Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) on fiscal cliff

With only 11 days until the end of the year, Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-NY) weighs in on the impending fiscal cliff and the failure of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to secure the votes for “Plan B.”

“I have every bit of faith in the speaker and I’ve watched this entire process. He’s really trying to do the best he can under the circumstances for the American people, for everyone, 100 percent of the people we’re serving,” Hayworth says, adding that Boehner is faced with an “exceedingly difficult challenge.”

Hayworth explains that while she wants to do all she can to avoid the fiscal cliff, raising taxes is not an option. “Raising taxes in a bad economy is a bad idea. So we’re trying to work as hard as we can to relieve as much of that burden as possible,” she says.

“We don’t want to go over the cliff. What we want to do is provide every measure of relief that we can,” she says of the House Republicans.