to end it. Cruz advocated for a shutdown on several occasions, most famously during his 21-hour filibuster, in which actually read aloud Dr. Seuss’s classic Green Eggs and Ham. Now that we are on the cusp of another government shutdown, who is accusing Democrats of not moving to stop it for “politically motivated” reasons? Why, it’s Ted Cruz, the guy who actually shut down the government for politically motivated reasons. My, what a difference an administration change makes. Cruz appeared on the radio today with Todd Starnes and accused the Democrats of quite literally wanting the government to shutdown. “I think Chuck Schumer and the Democrats want to see a government shutdown,” he said, presumably with a straight face, though being on the radio, one can never tell. “I think politically their base, the far left, is so angry at the president, they hate the president and they’re demanding democrats resist, oppose, fight, obstruct.” It didn’t take long for Twitter to notice that the guy who once urged a government shutdown was now trying to use one as a political cudgel.
Lol — Jose A. DelReal (@jdelreal) December 21, 2017
Cruz also sadly noted that the continuing resolution, which if allowed to expire would spur the shutdown, occurs on his birthday (tomorrow) and that “not a single Democrat” voted for the tax bill, which he called “completely unprecedented.” [image via screenshot] — Follow Lawrence Bonk (@sidescrollers) on Twitter
hmm — Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) December 21, 2017