Cruz, for his part, may not care that his bellicose rhetoric has lost him friends in the Senate.
However, since he’s been a member of the Senate, Cruz has seemingly been more interested in advancing himself than promoting liberty. He consistently voted against legislation that ran contrary to his beliefs as a fiscal and constitutional conservative, unlike many Republicans who claimed they would do the same, but did the exact the opposite. “When presidential politics enter the equation, a lot of things get thrown out of the window and that’s what we’re seeing now”.
Despite having spent the last several minutes assailing Republican leadership, Cruz refused to take a firm position. Is Ted Cruz the radical, or are Republicans losing their backbone and foolishly taking advice from opponents about how to win?
“I’m an alumnus of the U.S. Department of Justice”, he said. Ted Cruz speaks with a supporter at the opening of his first Iowa office in Urbandale, Iowa on September 26, 2015.
McConnell is under fire from tea party conservatives who demand that he fight harder against Planned Parenthood, even at the risk of a government shutdown.
One of the Republicans’ presidential aspirants, Sen.
Here is Monday’s blistering speech by Cruz on the Senate floor.
But this week, after they struck different tones in floor speeches, Paul lashed out at Cruz. And he gets this really sick joy in trying to control the Senate floor within his own caucus.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama recently and that he expects talks to get underway soon. Earlier this summer, Cruz accused McConnell of lying about a vote on the Export-Import Bank. He will continue to say the things American people are saying to each other. “I am again asking this question and would appreciate you sharing your strategy for success with all of us before any damaging government shutdown becomes imminent”.
In an interview on the Hugh Hewitt radio program on Wednesday, Cruz responded to Paul’s comments that he is engaging in personal attacks. Because for Mitch McConnell it’s not about the country, it’s not about the Constitution, it’s personal. She called for New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta, also a Republican, to resign after the Federal Election Commission found that he accepted $355,000 in illegal contributions from his parents during his 2010 campaign. McConnell is seeking to protect embattled incumbents in Democratic-leaning states such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, while a few GOP conservatives are more apt to use the battle to appeal to the party’s core voters on the right. McConnell, as the senior senator from Kentucky as well as majority leader, would be invaluable for making Paul’s reelection happen.
The fact that Rand Paul, of all people, is effectively saying, “Yeah, that guy isn’t getting anything done around here”, says something important about Cruz’s standing in the body to which he was elected. (Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother).