Ted Cruz Deserves Most, But Not All, Of The Blame For Killing The House’s Border Bill – Yahoo News

View photo Ted Cruz Deserves Most, But Not All, of the Blame for Killing the House’s Border Bill If Sen. Ted Cruz is the de facto Speaker of the House, then Sen. Jeff Sessions is his Majority Whip. Cruz led the movement to tank House leadership’s bill to address the border crisis, but sources on the hill said it was Sessions’ very public opposition that convinced them their constituents wouldn’t be happy with “amnesty.” Operation Screw Boehner was Cruz’s creation, and he’s rightly received most of the blame. The Los Angeles Times noted that “behind the scenes, it was Cruz … who appeared to be pulling the strings.” Jonathan Chait at Daily Intelligencer wrote , “Ted Cruzmetwith the core group of House Republicans who vote against every bill and explained to them that since this is a bill, they should vote against it.” But despite Ted Cruz’s rallying of the troops earlier this week, several Republicans said it was actually long time Alabama Sen.
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