The White House is "fear mongering" by warning that Social Security checks might not be sent out after Aug. 3, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said Tuesday. 

"That's fear mongering that's not leadership, that's sad and pathetic," West told reporters. "There's revenue that's coming into this country the president needs to prioritize."

Obama in an interview with CBS said he couldn't guarantee Social Security checks would be sent out on Aug. 3 if Congress did not raise the debt ceiling by Aug. 2, when the Treasury Department has said it will no longer have the money to pay all of the U.S. bills.