Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has released a new computer-voiced cartoon-ad attacking rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for missing a vote on proposed “Audit the Fed” legislation.
Cruz, who was campaigning in New Hampshire, missed last week’s vote for Paul’s “Audit the Fed” legislation. The bill needed at least 60 senators to move forward with debate, but failed after receiving only 53 votes, when Democrats effectively blocked it.
Paul’s new cartoon ad hits at Cruz for taking “millions” in “Wall Street money”and for taking money from Goldman Sachs. The cartoon notes that Goldman Sachs isn’t an ally of the Audit the Fed movement, suggesting that perhaps that’s why Cruz missed the vote.
According to a statement from Rand Paul:
Recently, Senator Ted Cruz decided to skip the vote on “Audit The Fed.” Cruz has claimed to be have been a long time supporter of “Audit The Fed” but when the vote came up in the Senate he was no where to be found.
However, this is not the first issue that Ted Cruz has flip flopped on or failed to address. Ted Cruz also supported the repeal of the Patriot Act, but chose to vote in favor of re-authorizing it.
In 2012, Ted Cruz also failed to disclose a $1,000,000 loan from Goldman Sachs when he ran for Senate. While claiming to be a grassroots candidate, Ted Cruz certainly has no issue receiving special favors from Wall Street and Crony Capitalists.
If we can’t trust Ted Cruz to show up for a vote such as “Audit The Fed” and to refuse special favors from Crony Capitalists like Goldman Sachs, then we can’t trust him to our President.