Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Friday and charged that Mitch McConnell told a “lie,” escalating his campaign against GOP leaders and challenging the traditions of the usually decorous chamber. In a scathing floor speech, the Texas firebrand accused the Senate majority leader of breaking his word to him.
“Today is a sad day for this institution. What we just witnessed this morning is profoundly disappointing,” Sen. Cruz said.
He went on to say “First thing we did, in December, we passed a $1 trillion cromnibus plan filled with pork and corporate welfare. Then, this Republican majority voted to fund Obamacare, voted to fund President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. And then the leadership rammed through the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general.”
“Madam President, which of those decisions would be one iota different if Harry Reid were still majority leader? Not a one. Not a one.”