Other Senators Fume Over Cruz’s Push For Vote On Obama Immigration Action

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2104, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the governm... Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2104, as the Senate considers a spending bill. The House has passed an additional stopgap spending to make certain the government doesn't shut down at midnight Saturday when current funding authority runs out. The move would give the Senate additional time to process a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke) MORE LESS
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Other members of the Senate fumed Saturday over objections by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) that held up a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill meant to keep the government open. The objection was fueled by the two conservatives’ desire to fight President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The objections by Cruz and Lee mean that the Senate must slog through procedural votes Saturday on nominees and also vote to end a filibuster on the omnibus bill at 1 a.m. on Sunday.

It was too much for Democrats and even Republicans to bite their tongues over.

Cruz on Saturday wrote on his Facebook that all he and Lee have “done was simply to request to hold a vote on a measure to stop President Obama’s amnesty.” Read the whole Facebook post by Cruz below:

While the Senate considers the CRomnibus spending bill, all we’ve done was simply request to hold a vote on a measure to stop President Obama’s amnesty. Instead, Majority Leader Harry Reid is holding a series of votes today for the sheer purpose of blocking that vote on Obama’s amnesty.

Harry Reid’s last act as Majority Leader is to, once again, act as an enabler for President Obama, by blocking this vote on the President’s amnesty. He is going to an embarrassing length to tie up the floor to obstruct debate and a vote on this issue because he knows amnesty is unpopular with the American people, and he doesn’t want the Democrats on the record as supporting it.

No one wants a government shutdown. We are only seeking a vote. As soon as the Majority Leader allows a vote on a measure to stop President Obama’s amnesty, we can and should move forward on this bill to fund the government. If he does not, then we will continue to insist upon regular order and use every tool at our disposal to ensure there is a vote.

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  1. We are only seeking a vote.

    Oh, like the vote on the Senate passed immigration bill Democrats were denied in the House. The vote you encouraged Boehner to refuse? Yeah, it sucks when that happens.

    As soon as the Majority Leader allows a vote on a measure to stop President Obama’s amnesty, we can and should move forward on this bill to fund the government

    I’m actually all for that, and absolutely think Reid should give it to you. You guys should again remind Latinos and other immigrants just how much you hate them.

  2. It seems that Sen. Cruz (R-Canada) wants to take the credit for shutting down the government.
    Again.

    So let him have it.

  3. Avatar for anniew anniew says:

    Bwahahahahaha. Love that this guy is forcing his side to not speak out of both sides of their mouths. Worst thing ever! Overreach! Bad! Illegals ruining America! Rule of Law! But they’d prefer to just ignore it in reality because it’s good for business, it’s the moral thing to do, they don’t really want to look like heartless bastards or batshit insane like Steve King, etc.

    Besides it’s just plain easier to blame Obama than to actually make a real stand or actually govern.

  4. Ted Cruz, like his communist, Fidel Castro assisting father, has one goal…to destroy America. When can we deport the duo???

  5. And TPM dutifully cut-and-pastes Rafael’s entire demented Facebook post, giving the cray-cray cubano even more undeserved attention. Go figure…

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