This is a rush transcript from "Your World With Neil Cavuto," August 11, 2009. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I called your office and I was told I could have the mike to speak. And then I was lied to.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I am sick of the lies. I don't like being lied to. I don't like being lied about.
KATY ABRAM, ATTENDED TOWN HALL MEETING OF SENATOR ARLEN SPECTER: What are you going to do to restore this country back to what our founders created, according to the Constitution?
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NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: That seemed to go well for him — Senator Arlen Specter holding not one, not two, but three town halls. Give him credit for bravery.
So, what does he make of the people he's been hearing from today?
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SEN. ARLEN SPECTER (D), PENNSYLVANIA: One point to focus on is that the groups are not necessarily representative of America.
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CAVUTO: Oh, really?
Does RNC Chairman Michael Steele agree?
Michael, what do you make of that?
MICHAEL STEELE, CHAIRMAN, REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE: I'm sorry. I am laughing. I'm sorry.
CAVUTO: Not representative of America.
STEELE: Not representative of America. Well, then who are they representative of?
I mean, Neil, I mean, this is — this is the kind of craziness that this has come to in this debate. You have got the president, who has a town hall meeting — and we — we applaud him for that — and then — then Gibbs comes out and talks about how — how peaceful and respectful it was.
Yes, it is great when you stack the room. I mean, it's not the hardest thing you — it's like you have this line that people get into to get in.
CAVUTO: Well, we don't know if he stacked the room. It could be just, you know, people are in awe of the president of the United States. It happens. I don't know what happened there.
I do know what has been happening at these other hearings, though.
CAVUTO: And I do know that they get to be some pretty feisty affairs.
Now, the administration and leading Democrats are saying that they are all staged, they're manufactured, they're Astroturf.
What do you make of that argument?
STEELE: Well, I think that — I think, again, this is part of the craziness that we're hearing from the left on this issue. They are trying to obfuscate the fact that the American people are — are ticked off, as — as one of the participants said yesterday, and they're very concerned.
And — and leadership in this country to go on national TV and — and to say that folks are being un-American, they are not being un-American. They're being distinctly American. They're being uniquely American in expressing openly their frustration with what they hear their political leadership saying.
And it's just like in the last segment you just had. And, I mean, I like Tara. And I have watched her and I listen to her. But the reality of it is, you — you can't sit back and say that people are not going to be concerned about the federal government having that level of access to their personal information. It's one thing...
CAVUTO: Then, Michael, let me ask you this.
STEELE: ... when I voluntarily give it to you. It is something else when you require it in order for me to get a benefit.
CAVUTO: All right. Then — fair enough.
Michael, let me ask you. I have got to get these questions out, because that — these are the charges being made.
CAVUTO: You, the big cheese of the Republican National Committee...