Mitch McConnell Strikes Back, Punishes Toddler Ted Cruz With Time-Out

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It probably wasn’t the best idea to accuse the Senate Majority Leader of being a liar on the Senate floor, but Ted Cruz did it anyway, and now he’s paying the price.

On Friday, the Republican presidential wannabe, and Joe McCarthy lookalike, stood on the Senate floor and delivered a slap in the face to Mitch McConnell, slamming the Kentucky senator for supposedly promising Senate Republicans that obstruction would continue to be the order of the day instead of actually getting some work done for a change. You know, because Cruz wants the government to be useless and he would like another government shutdown.

“It saddens me to say this,” Cruz lamented:

“I sat in my office; I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted based 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….

Now the Republican leader is behaving like the senior senator from Nevada.”

Cruz appears to be in quite the tizzy over the Senate making an effort to pass a spending bill that he would desperately like to filibuster for political gain. Any chance the Texas senator from Canada can get to boost his cred among hardcore conservatives is good for Ted Cruz, but bad for the country as a whole.

At any rate, McConnell didn’t take too kindly to being ripped on the Senate floor by an underling who has only been a senator for less than three years and has spent most of that time grandstanding while delusionally thinking that he’s America’s savior.

So, McConnell took the unusual step of shutting Cruz out of a conference committee tasked with negotiating the annual spending bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act. How did he do this? By making the committee smaller.

According to The Huffington Post:

GOP leadership was worried that the notorious grandstander would tank the crucial spending bill, two sources familiar with the process told HuffPost. In an effort to keep him out of the room, they cut the membership of the conference committee — the panel responsible for hammering out differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill — to a smaller number than it’s been in years.

“The number of Senate conferees was cut from previous years. Typically, all members of the [Senate Armed Services Committee] are named as the Senate conferees, but that is not the case this year,” said one congressional source familiar with the process.

Both sources said they were told the conference panel was slashed in an effort to keep Cruz out of the room.

When asked about the decision, Senator John McCain said the decision to keep the wacko bird out of the committee was made by McConnell.

In other words, Cruz has been relegated to stand outside in the hallway while people more grown up than him get to work. That has to sting. Maybe he’ll think twice next time he thinks about throwing a hissy fit on the Senate floor. Because like a toddler who threw a temper tantrum, the only thing Cruz gets is a time-out. And let’s be honest, this should have happened years ago.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info

 

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