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Sen. Cruz Accuses Republican Leadership of 'Trickery' Over Debt Ceiling Vote

Beaumont, Texas (CNN) -  Sen. Ted Cruz  accused his own Republican leadership of  “trickery” in trying to force a “show vote” on raising the debt ceiling last week, warning Republicans will get “clobbered in the polls” for not standing up for principle.

"What Republican leadership said is we want this to pass, but if every senator affirmatively consents to doing it on 51 votes, then we can all cast a vote no and we can go home to our constituents and say we opposed it. And listen, that sort of show vote, that sort of trickery to the - to the constituents is why Congress has a 13 percent approval rating.

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  • OneOut||

    Cruz is the first politician I've seen in a long time who actually seems to represent the people who sent him to Washington rather than his own political career.

    Or perhaps he recognizes that actually representing the people is what is best for his political career.

    Either way he is developing a very strong following in Texas.

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