Rep. Vern Buchanan talks to ABC 7 about vote to avoid default

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Suncoast congressman Vern Buchanan (R, 16th District) visited the ABC 7 studio Thursday, fresh from his return from Washington, where he voted in favor of re-opening the federal government and preventing U.S. default.

“Jeopardizing the full faith and credit of the United States by defaulting on our obligations was not an option,” said Buchanan in a statement earlier Thursday.  “There is no question that we need to reduce spending and balance the budget, but not by degrading America’s credit rating and destroying our credibility.”

Here's his talk with ABC 7's Scott Dennis: