Skip to comments.Republican wants apology from Harry Reid for calling Ted Cruz a ‘bully’
Posted on 05/07/2013 3:59:53 PM PDT by mdittmar
A Senate Republican on Tuesday called for Majority Leader Harry Reid to apologize for calling Sen. Ted Cruz a schoolyard bully.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), citing Senate rules that prescribe for certain decorum from senators while speaking on the floor, suggested that if Reid didnt apologize, the Senate should further examine his remarks.
I invite him to come forward, Im confident that my friend the junior senator from Texas would promptly accept his apology, Lee said.
My friend from Texas is like the schoolyard bully, Reid said Monday night. He pushes everybody around and is losing, and instead of playing the game according to the rules, he not only takes the ball home with him but changes the rules. That way no one wins except the bully who tries to indicate to people he has won.
On Tuesday, Reid also called Cruz the very junior senator from Texas, an apparent dig at his newness in the chamber.
For his part, Cruz didnt ask for an apology, but said that he wasnt a bully and added the statements were proof the majority leader wants to raise taxes.
The Senate is not a schoolyard, Cruz said, repeating his initial response to Reids remarks. Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.
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Dingy holds the Bully Pulpit.
Harry Reid is the classroom dunce.
And how about an apology for blatantly lying about Romney’s taxes. I won’t hold my breath.
Don’t kid yourself. Senators Cruz and Lee are playing hardball.
They want to lower Cruz to Dingy’s level.
Good strategy to have someone else respond. Cruz can stake out the high ground.
Hey, there’s NO proof he hasn’t.
I like Mike Lee, if we can;t have Cruz in 2016, then Lee will do in a pinch!!
just ridicule ole shorty and remind him that after calling young mr cruz a bully, ole shorty yelled “ENOUGH” to stop mr cruz from continuing.
ridicule. against an old, dumb, hypocritical marxist.
Harry Reid hasn’t paid taxes in over 10 years. He also beats his wife and is a known pedophile.
You haven’t been paying attention.
...and saying the Romney’s DEAD father wouldn’t be proud of him?
I loathe Harry Reid.
Dish. Cold. Served!
Rules of the Senate CONFLICT OF INTEREST
1. A Member, officer, or employee of the Senate shall not receive any compensation, nor shall he permit any compensation to accrue to his beneficial interest from any source, the receipt or accrual of which would occur by virtue of influence improperly exerted from his position as a Member, Officer, or employee.
Cruz needs to do an LBJ and grab dingy harry by the lapels and kick him in the shins with his black cowboy boots until the creeps ankles bleed. Then he needs to put one of those boots up the SOBs you know what.
Why doesn’t one of these Republicans man up and go put a boot in Stinky Harry’s @$$? The roar of the crowd would be tremendous.
Liberal Projection at it's finest
Setting aside the irony of calling somebody a bully and then shouting them down when they attempt to respond, today I intend simply to commend my colleague from Nevada for his candor.
Cruz runs circles around dingy ;-)
Liberalism is a fascinating pathology. This guy helps shove Obamacare down the country’s throat against its will, yet Cruz is the bully.
I cringe every time some republican cries for an apology. Fight back, but don’t whine about it. It make them look pathetic weak.
I have no problem with their demanding decorum in the Senate.
Harry is as discombobulated as Feinstein demanding that Cruz figure out that the Constitution doesn’t matter as much as her having been there for 20 years.
This is nothing.
And Reid doesn’t get to disrespect the Senate.
He doesn’t know what to do.
Schoolyard bully? That makes the Senate a schoolyard.
“Houston... This is Senate DC... the Conservatives have landed”!
They used to beat senators like harry reid with a cane.