Ted Cruz slams GOP for ‘trickery’ on debt ceiling vote

Sen. Ted Cruz issued a strongly worded rebuke against his fellow Republican colleagues regarding a recent debt ceiling vote that he saw as all show, zero substance and outright “trickery” to the American public.

He was referring to the recent Republican cave to White House and Democratic demands to lift the debt ceiling.

“Republican leadership said we want this to pass, but if every senator affirmatively consents to doing it on 51 votes, then we can all cast a vote no, and we can go home to our constituents and say we opposed it,” Mr. Cruz said, in the CNN report. “And listen, that sort of show vote, that sort of trickery to the constituents, is why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.”

Mr. Cruz said what’s needed on Capitol Hill is more honesty.

“In my view,” he said, in CNN, “we need to be honest with our constituents. And last week, what it was all about was truth and transparency. I think all 45 Republicans should have stood together and said, of course not.”

12 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • rickrt says:

    First we take the High Ground, that is Midterms! Libertarians, Tea Party and GOP has to solidify or after the midterms what we think will be a success – could be lost. It really all starts after then! Debt is a PROBLEM but first we have to have the right people in DC!

  • Dan Berghamer says:

    WE CAN ONLY HOPE. Due to the need for secrecy by the GOP to avert any counter measures by the democrats, we can only hope that the GOP is going to take the Senate while maintaining the House in the upcoming elections. If this happens, we can only hope they have significant plans to unravel the damage that Oblameo has inflicted on this great Country. If they do win the elections, we can only hope that in those elections, Tea Party members make a significant increase in numbers in the ranks of Congress. Even if we don’t take the White House in 16, we can control it if we are majority in House & Senate. Hope, Pray, and vote for America by running the demorats out of office!

    1. Ann Wilson says:

      That’s a lot of hopes but I back the Tea Party. More hope in them than any other political group. With Obama I’m just hoping I have some change after paying bills.

  • Jimmy the Greek says:

    We need 99 more ted cruz’s in the senate !

  • noahnoah says:

    It seems that every one is taking debt too lightly, from the average Joe, to the corporate office, to the US government.
    It’s criminal !
    Our government needs to take this seriously, the future is at stake
    Cruz for President

  • Ann Wilson says:

    That is just the reason why I disagree with Ann Coulters theory about voting Republicans in office. Any more they are just wolves in sheep’s clothing. We need Conservatives in Office who are as lazy and weak as most of these Republicans seem to be anymore. Ann Coulter is a great Patriot though.

    1. CTH says:

      As P poor as the RINO republicans are, they beat the hell our of what a totally unopposed socialist/democrap congress would do to us.

      1. Ann Wilson says:

        True unless it’s John McCain.

        1. Dan Berghamer says:

          Yes, McCain has turned into one of the most ardent RINO’s of the bunch.

    2. Dan Berghamer says:

      Easy answer; Tea Party (of which Ted Cruz is representing).
      Do the research and vote for Tea Party candidates, particularly when they are running against dumocrats or rinos.

  • Till they get rid of those old fools that have sold out already, not much anyone can do.Just like this fraud president, they slipped him in thr and we cant get him out before he destroys the country.Aint that some thing, we have to wait till he destroys the country completely I guess were getting what we deserve.

  • BH says:

    I guess Ted Cruz will not be invited to any more GOP dinners. At the very least, there should have been some kind of opposition to what the liberal Dems wanted to do. The GOP establishment leadership just wants to get along with their Dem counterpart, I guess. Of course that would be what Karl Rove would want too.

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