Ted Cruz Admits Budget Standoff Was All About Building Fundraising Lists
Posted in the Minneapolis Forum
#1 Oct 16, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) conceded on Wednesday that he would not hold up a vote on an emerging Senate deal to re-open the federal government and avert federal default, but admitted that the three-week long budget standoff — which began with his 21-hour speech on the Senate floor — was nothing more than an effort to build up his fundraising list.
“My focus is, I think, where the American people’s focus is, which is what are we doing to provide real relief to the people who are hurting because of Obamacare and today,” Cruz told reporters after meeting with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), before reiterating his commitment to repealing the health care law.
Asked what he has gained from holding-up a deal for weeks, Cruz pointed to a political petition he has been promoting for days:
CRUZ: We have seen a remarkable thing happen. Months ago when the effort to defund Obamacare began, official Washington scoffed. They scoffed that the American people would rise up. They scoffed that the House of Representatives would do anything and they scoffed that the Senate would do anything. We saw first of all, millions of millions of American people rising up across this country, over two million people signing a national petition to defund Obamacare. We saw the House of Representatives take a courageous stand listening to the American people that everyone in official Washington said wouldn’t happen.
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/10/16/...
#3 Oct 17, 2013
Ted Cruz must be just about the loneliest man in the world right now. No one will admit to being his friend anymore.
#4 Oct 17, 2013
Who'd a thunk it! At least Cruz is being honest for a change!
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