Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Sen. Ted Cruz was told to shut up and sit the fuck down by 67 of his colleagues in the Senate:
So on the key procedural vote, which limited debate, 12 Republicans joined the 53 Democrats and two independents to total more than the needed 60 to limit debate, but only after an hour long vote – three times as long as usual – that involved a lot of intense lobbying on the Senate floor.
The votes in favor included the top two Republicans in the Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. They, along with the other 10 Republicans, wound up voting against raising the debt limit for a year.
Cruz had threatened the filibuster, but in the end he didn’t even use the limited amount of time he was allowed to publicly debate the bill.
“I intend to object to any effort to raise the debt ceiling on a 50-vote threshold. I will insist instead on a 60-vote threshold, and if Republicans stand together we can demand meaningful spending restraint to help pull our nation back from the fiscal and economic cliff,” Cruz said in a statement.

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