When it comes to budget negotiations, Ted Cruz neither trusts republicans nor democrats.
“The senior senator from Arizona (John McCain) urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear, I don't trust the Republicans. And I don't trust the Democrats,” Ted Cruz said standing on the Senate floor.
“Unfortunately, one of the reasons we got into this mess is because a lot of Republicans were complicit in this spending spree. And that's why so many Americans are disgusted with both sides of this house. Because we need leaders on both sides...to roll up our sleeves, to compromise, to work together and fix the problem, fix the enormous fiscal and economic problems. Stop bankrupting our country.”
Cruz concluded his speech by saying, “Every Republican who stands against holding the line here is really saying, let's give the Democrats a blank check to borrow any money they want with no reforms, no leadership to fix the problem.”
The Republican in his speech made it quite clear that he doesn’t trust people from his own party when it comes to America’s spiraling-out-of-control debt. He also (re-)highlighted the Republican Party’s in-fighting that has been now going on for a while.
This issue with the Republican Party of the U.S. was first reported in January this year. The infighting had penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions had increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders were threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation's highest earners.
You can watch Ted Cruz’s speech in the video above.