Skip to comments.Senate Democrats block reopening of NIH, national parks (Reid disparages Cruz on Senate floor)
Posted on 10/03/2013 11:19:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday blocked a House bill providing funding to reopen national parks amid the government shutdown, saying he would not allow the GOP to pick and choose from among favored programs and insisting the only way out is to pass all spending at the same time.
Republicans tried to get an agreement in the Senate to restore the parks money along with funding for the National Institutes of Health, the military reserves and National Guard, and veterans affairs, but Democrats objected to each of those agreements in turn.
The debate on the Senate floor turned poisonous for a few minutes when Mr. Reid verbally savaged Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican who wasnt on the chamber floor but who Mr. Reid said was pulling the strings on the GOP strategy and encouraging the GOP-dominated Houses hardline stance.
Senator Cruz is now joint Speaker. He lectures the House, Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, said.
Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, firing a warning shot back at Mr. Reid by reading a passage from Senate rules that forbids disparaging the motives of fellow senators.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
It is past time to start boycotting Las Vegas and Reno, until those controlling those cities and casinos get rid of Reid.
Reid had better shut his decrepit old yap. He’s libel to find out a list of support for either he or Cruz would result in a massive landslide in Cruz’ favor.
“Senator Cruz is now joint Speaker. He lectures the House, Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, said.”
Since when are RATS subject to the rules of the Senate?
Was that the same speech where Reid referred to the “Tea Party overlords”?
and the Chicago Crime Syndicate continues its shutdown.
But Chuck Schumer and John McCain and Jeff Flake contacting and coordinating with House members on immigration reform...well that was just fine and above board!
Here forth, Congress should only approved line item funding. We're talking the future of the nation at stake here, if we don't get control of federal spending, and stop these usurpers from taking our country through extortion and later by force.
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At the very least, lets agree right now on what we already agree on. Lets get that done.
Translation: Let's pass incremental bills ...
Screw that, fire back.
Dueling was not a bad idea.
Hello - THAT'S their job - the House, to fund what they deem necessary to fund.
They send a spending bill to the Senate, and the Senate either votes yes or no.
Simple - it's not Reid's job to tell the House what to do or not do. Sheeesh.
Civics 101 - but too bad most Americans don't know that, and the MSM isn't about to tell them the truth.
Reid is showing himself to be a piece of human garbage.
He is a ghoul. No wonder he was an undertaker.