In what some might consider a surprising turn of events, Republican senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz accused the head of his own party, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of lying while referring to the Kentucky Republican as untrustworthy and no better than his Democratic predecessor, the AP‘s Erica Werner and Laurie Kellman indicated in a report.
Sen. Cruz (R-TX), who studied at Harvard as well as Princeton, was quoted in the aforementioned Associated Press report as having said that what he told his colleagues and the press “was a simple lie” which he repeated numerous times.
Not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie
“We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are false,” Cruz was quoted by The Washington Post as having said.
We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are false (…) That has consequences for how this body operates.
Cruz also stated that he couldn’t believe McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, “would tell a flat-out lie” in regards to an alleged promise implying that there was no deal to bring the Export-Import Bank matter of for a vote, the NY Times reported.
I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie
What are your thoughts on Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s choice words for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell?