Ted Cruz: McConnell Behaving Just Like Reid [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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While speaking on the Senate floor on Friday, 2016 Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for lying to Republican Senators and the American people during the debate on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal.

CRUZ: I stood up and I asked the majority leader very directly, “What was the deal that was just cut on TPA, and was there a deal on the Export-Import bank?” … The Majority Leader was visibly angry with me, that I would ask such a question, and the majority leader looked at me and said, “There is no deal. There is no deal. There is no deal.” Like Saint Peter he repeated it three times…

Madam President, I went back to my office, and my staff told me that afternoon, “He’s lying to you.” …

You know, it was striking, a minute ago, to see the Democratic leader, Sen. Harry Reid, calling out the majority leader for filling the tree, for engaging in the same procedural abuse that Harry Reid used over and over again in this body. Now the Republican leader is behaving like the senior senator from Nevada.

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