Ted Cruz Apologizes To GOP Senators For Messing Up Their Weekend

AP

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took the rare step of apologizing to his Republican colleagues during a lunch meeting on Tuesday for his procedural tactics last week which ended up forcing a weekend session.

“[T]he senator acknowledged that a number of his colleagues had to unexpectedly change their weekend plans, and he apologized to them for inconveniencing their personal schedules,” Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in an email.

“That was not his intention; as he explained today in Politico, his intention was to secure a vote on President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty, and to use every procedural means to do so. He believed—and still believes—that forcing that constitutional vote was critically important, but he apologized for causing any personal hardship,” she said.

The news was first reported by Manu Raju of Politico.

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