Skip to comments.Amid opposition by Sen. Ted Cruz, House GOP border funding bill stalls
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:35:02 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
House Speaker John A. Boehner was always expected to have trouble passing emergency funds for the crisis at the Southwestern border -- but Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made his job impossible.
Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths.
And it worked. Amid disarray, House GOP leaders canceled Thursday's vote after it was clear they did not have the votes.
House GOP leaders bristled at the senator's interference on their turf. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Cruz had "hijacked" the Republican Party. Democrats jokingly referred to "Speaker Cruz."
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It must not be much of a bill if one conservative senator from Texas
provides leadership on this bill.
God bless Cruz!
Yes, thanks to Cruz! Peter King (R-N.Y.)is a turd.
Seriously. Ted Cruz needs to be on every prayer list of every Christian in the country.
Cruz is fearless!
He’s on mine, as well as Senator Sessions
Cruz and Sessions are responsible for getting the word out that this bill is really just a capitulation to Obama.
Cruz, the hard-line Texas Republican, has been working behind the scenes to stir up conservative opposition to a House GOP plan to approve $659 million to secure the border and handle the flow of unaccompanied immigrant youths.******************
Anybody who thinks this bill would in any way go toward securing the border is beyond hopeless. Not while this administration is scripting the collapse.
If it’s going to be done the states are going to have to step up to the plate. There’s a lot of anger out there, but I have my doubts as most of these governors are too cowardly.
Not just a prayer list. He needs to be President in 2016, even if we all have to write him in.
Time to end the rule of the RINOs.
Good things can happen when you concentrate on your REAL country, Ted!
Bill O’Reilly just called the Congressmen who stalled the bill “pinheads.”
Yo Boner. Who’s your daddy???
An incredibly dishonest ‘report’.
Anuthing to ‘get’ Ted Cruz!
An informative report:
“... The House GOP initially thought it would be voting on language identical to that contained in a pair of bills sponsored by Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee that would prevent the government from spending any more money on the DACA program. The text of Blackburns bill, however, was quietly changed on Wednesday night to only prohibit the government from issuing guidance, memorandums, policies, or other similar instruments relating to the initiative.
It weakened it, it watered it down, and that became a problem, said Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana.
Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama said the new language seemed to legalize the president issuing work permits to illegal aliens.
Those Republicans want the original Cruz version, or nothing...”
Everyone should send him a quick email to let him know we stand behind him.
Isn’t it amazing how much one guy with a brain, some cahonies and leadership skills can get accomplished in that cesspool of sycophants (Republican and Democrat) known as Capitol Hill.
I’ll add my thanks to Senator Cruz, a lion among weasels.
” - - - House GOP leaders bristled at the senator’s interference on their turf. Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Cruz had “hijacked” the Republican Party. Democrats jokingly referred to “Speaker Cruz.” - - - “
HOW SWEET IT IS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Yo Boner. Whos your daddy???”
Please count me in.
Ted Cruz is rocking that boat!!
That’s our guy!!!
When Cruz said a while back, after he pulled his all nighter, ...he said...”The American people don’t realize how close we are to taking over the party”....
I have never forgotten that....
Thats our guy!!!
When Cruz said a while back, after he pulled his all nighter, ...he said...The American people dont realize how close we are to taking over the party....
I have never forgotten that....
It was unforgettable. Unfortunately there are a small percentage of FReepers who seem to have forgotten how close we are and are willing to send up the white flag of surrender to the RINOs.
Hey, I’ve been there at times....it’s pretty discouraging too...so I give people a break when they have their down moments regarding our politicians.
Besides Cruz and those with him are playing their cards below the MSM radar...and needs to be so as long as they can pull it off.......
.....We just have to “believe” without seeing a lot these days.
Old sour Krauthammer also slammed the House conservatives on Brett’s show today. He is a GOPe supporter who really doesn’t know how disgusted conservatives are with Boehner, McConnell, and McCain...sell- outs all.
Thanks for that!!!
I thank God for my Sen Cruz. May He bless and keep Sen Ted Cruz.
It is reassuring to know we backed the best! Would have voted for him twice, like the good dems do, but there were enough of us to kick sorry David DoWorst to the curb.
Cruz is probably not making DC friends by politicking House members, but doing the right thing at the right time is what makes him great.
We all need to make sure he is headed to POTUS!