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December 3, 2016

Sen. Cruz, there you go again

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Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:00 am

After the House voted on a clean bill to raise the debt limit, it went to the Senate where only 51 votes were needed to approve this bill. Since the Senate has more than 51 Democrats, it seemed to be a slam-dunk — but not so. Sen. Ted Cruz, desperate to embarrass his own party again, insisted the bill have a 60-vote threshold, therefore making it necessary for some Republicans to have to vote for cloture.

This is the same senator who insisted on shutting down the government in the fall, as he wanted to repeal ObamaCare.

There he goes again. He worked against his team so that he can embarrass and fundraise on those Republicans who had to vote on cloture, like Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Ronald Reagan would strongly disapprove of the actions of Sen. Cruz. Reagan liked to unite members of Congress; he worked across party lines and implemented the 11th commandment: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican. All attributes that Sen. Cruz is not.

Those who say they are following in the footsteps of Reagan don’t know what they are talking about.

Jean Sember

Hawthorne, N.J.