‘Speaking the TRUTH is entirely consistent with civility’ – Ted Cruz defends against charges he broke Senate rules

Ted Cruz defended himself today in a special session against charges that he broke rule 19 of the Senate rules by calling Mitch McConnell a liar about what he promised to him personally:

Here’s a Fox News report on all the shenanigans:

Ted Cruz gave them a lecture on the rules, with a lot of “decorum”:

After that, John Cornyn gave a speech scolding Ted Cruz:

More from Politico:

“Granting a sufficient second for a roll call vote is done customarily in the United States Senate,” Cruz told reporters. “Denying it is extraordinary, and it was done as a consequence of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell being afraid of this issue.”

He accused McConnell of scheming with Democratic leader Harry Reid.

“To see the so-called Republican leader whip against allowing a vote to defund Planned Parenthood … makes clear that the McConnell-Reid leadership is united in favor of big government,” Cruz charged.

Well damn.

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