As you surely recall, Ted Cruz virtually single-handedly shut down the federal government in 2013.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., bellowed at GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on the Senate floor Thursday and accused Cruz of faking his desire to re-open the government. “These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take,” Bennet said.
“They’re too hard for me to take, because when the senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013, my state was flooded,” he said as his voice rose to a yell. “It was underwater. People were killed. People’s houses were destroyed,” he said. “Their small businesses were ruined, forever.”
.@SenatorBennet yells remarks after @tedcruz speaks — “These crocodile tears that the Senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take ,… he surfed to a second place in the Iowa caucuses, but of no help to the first responders, to the teachers…” pic.twitter.com/aJxt84Y9R5
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) January 24, 2019
Cruz bemoaning Michael Bennet for “bellowing” and “angry” speech toward him. Cruz says he has never done anything like that.
Um, Cruz called Mitch McConnell “a liar” over and over again on Senate floor in 2015.https://t.co/NMwdmyQnBE
— Paul Kane (@pkcapitol) January 24, 2019
Sen Bennet is really going after bearded Ted Cruz on the floor, for having forced previous shutdown
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) January 24, 2019