[Rushtalk] Mitch McConnell Exposed
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Thu Feb 13 12:36:51 MST 2014
Mitch McConnell stabbed Ted Cruz in the back again and helped the
Democrats raise the debt limit.
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) needed 60 votes yesterday to
increase the debt limit because Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) insisted that
spending cuts be included.
Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had a choice -- he could
stand with Ted Cruz and conservatives or he could stand with Harry
Reid and the Democrats.
McConnell sided with the Democrats and gave President Obama a blank
check even though just two weeks ago he said passing a clean debt
limit increase would be "irresponsible."
Mitch McConnell Exposed
McConnell also pressured other Republicans to vote with the
Democrats. The clerk was even instructed not to announce senators'
votes during the roll call so McConnell could get them to change
their "no" votes to "yes" votes without anyone knowing about it.
Here are the 12 Republicans who voted for cloture and helped the
Democrats raise the debt limit without any spending reductions:
* John Barrasso (R-WY)
* Susan Collins (R-ME)
* Bob Corker (R-TN)
* John Cornyn (R-TX)
* Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
* Mike Johanns (R-NE)
* Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
* Mark Kirk (R-IL)
* John McCain (R-AZ)
* Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
* Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
* John Thune (R-SD)
After the vote, Ted Cruz made this statement:
"Today's vote is yet another example that establishment politicians
from both parties are simply not listening to the American people.
Let's be clear about the motive behind this vote -- there are too
many members of Congress who think they can fool people and they will
forget about it the next week. But sometimes, come November, the
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