On Thursday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) made an appearance on Mark Levin’s radio show to discuss Republicans caving on the debt ceiling debate:
Partial transcript as follows:
LEVIN: When will Republicans listen?
CRUZ: The answer is never. If we wait on the entrenched politicians in Washington, hell will freeze over before that happens. This is nothing new…The answers come from America, from millions of people standing up and holding elected officials accountable.
A few months ago, when we were fighting trying to stop the disaster that is Obamacare, where a lot of Washington gray beards said, ‘we are going to fight on the debt ceiling. That’s where the fight will be… It’s like they think the American people are a bunch of rubes, we don’t remember what they say.
If you ask any American, ‘should we live within our means, should we stop racking up massive of debts that are bankrupting our kids,’ the answer is of course. This is not a partisan issue. This is basic common sense, and every one of those Senators who’s angry, when they go back home, they tell their constituents they’re doing everything they can to stop it, but they don’t actually do what they’re saying.
If 41 Republicans had stood together and just voted no, the clean debt ceiling, the blank check for President Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi want would have been denied. And for all of them who say I am just a crazy rebel, the last 55 times the debt ceiling has been increased, Congress has attached meaningful conditions to it 28 of those times…. it’s the only leverage point that has ever been effective.
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