• Ted Cruz Does Not Hold Back In Calling Mitch McConnell THIS

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted his own party’s leadership’s failures on the Senate floor on Friday morning.

    Cruz claimed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had given  assurances that there was no deal to allow a vote to renew the federal Export-Import Bank.

    McConnell had lined up a vote on the bank, prompting Cruz to rise up to delivery a fiery speech during which he accused McConnell of being a liar.

    “I sat in my office, I told my staff, the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye,” Cruz said. “I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us. What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie.”

    Cruz said he voted for trade promotion authority on the basis that McConnell assured him there was not a deal made with the Democrats to support the controversial Export-Import bank. Cruz said he asked McConnell the question during a private Senate Republican lunch.

    “I stood up and I asked the majority leader very directly, what was the deal that was just cut on TPA and was there a deal for the Export-Import Bank? It was a direct question. I asked the majority leader in front of all the Republican senators. The majority leader was visibly angry with me that I would ask such a question, and the majority leader looked at me and said, ‘There is no deal, there is no deal, there is no deal,’” Cruz said. “Like St. Peter he repeated it three times.”

    Cruz said his Senate staff was more apprehensive.

    My staff told me, ‘He’s lying to you, we’ve been around here for a long time. He’s not telling you the truth,’” Cruz said. “I said, ‘I don’t see how I can’t take him at his word.’”

    Cruz even compared McConnell to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

    “Now the Republican leader is behaving like the senior senator from Nevada,” Cruz said.

    He said Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress has not changed things “one iota” because both parties serve the “Washington cartel.”

    Republicans have passed the Obama-supported “cromnibus” bill, funded Obamacare, funded his executive immigration actions and approved Loretta Lynch as attorney general, since controlling both house of Congress, he said.“Which one of these decisions would be one iota different if Harry Reid was still the leader?” .

    The Export-Import Bank’s charter expired on June 30 when Congress did not renew it. It continues to exist, operating with $112 billion in loans, but cannot make additional loans.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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