Ted Cruz Rails Against Senate Deal, But Has No Plans to Filibuster It
As Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began to speak on the Senate deal to end the government shutdown, Ted Cruz started speaking as well to a crowd of reporters, voicing his displeasure with the deal. CNN cut away from McConnell to air Cruz’s remarks, and then quickly cut back again after Wolf Blitzer audibly wondered aloud why they cut to Cruz in the first place.
Cruz took strong opposition to the compromise deal to end the government shutdown and prevent a default hashed out by Senate leaders from both parties.
“Unfortunately, once again it appears the Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people. The deal that has been cut provides no relief to the millions of Americans who are hurting because of Obamacare.”
However, Cruz did make it clear that he doesn’t plan to filibuster the bill before it comes up for a vote.
As CNN aired Cruz’s remarks, Blitzer could be very audibly heard asking, “Why did we leave?”, presumably referring to why they cut away from McConnell.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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