On the heels of a powerful debate performance, Senator Ted Cruz pulled no punches talking about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently, blasting him in a heated speech this week.
According to Politico:
“Ted Cruz on Thursday night accused Mitch McConnell of being “the most effective Democratic leader in modern times.”
Furious over the deal to raise the debt ceiling and strike a budget agreement, the Texas Republican and presidential candidate ticked off a set of statistics showing several high-profile votes that united Democrats and divided Republicans. The vote totals for the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch and backing off of a fight over President Barack Obama’s immigration actions led Cruz to a “shocking conclusion” — that the Senate majority leader is a Democrat in disguise.
“I’ve got to say, Leader McConnell has proven to be a very effective Democratic leader. With just 46 Democrats, the outcome is exactly what Harry Reid and the Democrats would want,” Cruz said of the budget accord. “Is this not a curious state of affairs? Why is a Republican majority leader fighting to accomplish the priorities of the Democratic minority.”