Quote for the Day

“When the senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013, my state was flooded. It was under water. People were killed. People’s houses were destroyed. Their small businesses were ruined forever. And because of the senator from Texas, this government was shut down, for politics that he surfed to a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.”

Sen. Michael Bennett (D. Colo) lambasting Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Tex.) for complaining about the Democrats refusing to allow a bill to advance to pay Coast Guard salaries during the government shutdown.  Democrats were insisting on reopening all governmental functions.  Cruz, famously, initiated an ill-advised governmental shutdown with a filibuster that thrust him into the national spotlight in advance of the 2016 Republican primaries.

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