Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argued that Senate Democrats were filibustering to shut down DHS “to force implementation of conduct by the president that the federal court has concluded is illegal” on Tuesday’s “Mark Levin Show.”
“I think last night’s opinion puts Senate Democrats in an extraordinarily difficult [spot]. Senate Democrats right now are filibustering funding the Department of Homeland Security, they’re voting in a partisan block, and preventing the Senate even from taking up the bill. So, the House has voted to fund DHS and we should fund DHS. And with the decision last night, I think the president has put Senate Democrats in an impossible position politically because if they continue to stand together and filibuster to shut down the Department of Homeland Security, then they’re doing it to force implementation of conduct by the president that the federal court has concluded is illegal” he stated. Adding that the move was “reckless and irresponsible.”
Cruz also commented “I think the opinion is exactly right, I think last night’s decision from the federal court was a major victory for the rule of law” in reaction to a federal court’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration.
He further urged Senate Republicans to “honor our commitments” to defund the executive action and criticized Senate Democrats who campaigned against the president’s executive action, but were supporting the filibuster.
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