In today´s debate in the Senate Armed Services Committee over the confirmation of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) engaged in heated debate with committee chair Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) over the question of whether Hagel had complied with the committee´s questions and standards on financial disclosure. Cruz argued that Hagel had flatly refused to answer a question posed to him by several Senators about all significant compensation he had received over the previous five years. Levin replied that the committee´s rule applied only to the past two years, and suggested that Cruz was holding Hagel
Comments: So Sen. Cruz is doing what is right and is attacked and rebuked by the arrogant jerk Levin. The absolutely worst part of this farce is that the one and only McPain then steps in to defend Hagel (who he previously attacked) and also rebuked Cruz. It´s outrageous, sickening and appalling what is going on in the Republican party.
Where does Cruz stand on the stuff that actually matters -- i.e. Amnesty, gun grabbing, carbon taxes, debt reduction, border security? Enough with the childish pranks regarding the President´s cabinet.
Nelson was a punk. I watched this yesterday. I didn´t think McCain rebuked Cruz. Breitbart lately seems to have a need to sensationalize. Cruz looked like a trial lawyer on a fishing expedition. He hurt himself with his confessions that he had no evidence but still wanted answers to questions that were outside the parameters the committee had set up.
McCain has walked back his no filibuster stance. Susan Collins had been purported to be a yes vote on Hagel, but she does as John does. Reid may not be able to get to 60. Hagel just might be toast.
# 2 - your can hear in his own words--more than one video posted on Brietbart today. He was approached by a reporter and gave a response to the many subjects you mentioned.
Nelson berated Cruz and McCain joined with Nelson protecting Hagel. And, there were certainly no childish pranks as the arrogance of one shines through in your comment.
Perhaps if more had the spine and moral conviction of Cruz we would not be in the economical downturn as we are today. Freshman Senator or not, Cruz is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Can you say the same about McCain--------don´t think so!
FTA: Levin replied that the committee´s rule applied only to the past two years, and suggested that Cruz was holding Hagel to a unique, higher standard.
Wowee, boy. There´s a defense written in tapioca.
So it´s OK to be crooked in years not asked about? Or that the the Committee has no obligation to look past X many months? Those are surely ways to weasel "out of trouble" with Levin´s 2-year "standard."
FYI--#2, Ted Cruz is the real deal!! If only we had 99 more like him. He means what he says and he says what he means. He´s the most decent, forthright, conservative Senator I´ve ever seen be elected to the Senate.
#10, oh, yes and Amen. The GOP criticizes the "thinkers" and the "fighters" like Cruz at their own peril. Conservatives are going to rally around Cruz and we have no intention of allowing the RINOs and Democrats take him out!!!!!!
* against amnesty * against gun grabbing * against carbon taxes * for tax reduction * for border security
He´s currently interviewing an applicant for the childish position of Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, so in the process he´d like to understand if, just perhaps, the applicant might feel some undue obligation to a foregin power. Silly, I know.
I went back and replayed the video twice. The form question is, have you received funding from a foreign country in the last 10 years. Hagel´s answer is, No. Then the committee finds out that in the last 4 years, foundations Hagel leads have indeed received foreign funds. When asked whether any of those funds were from foreign governments the answer is for 6 foundations the answer is no. For the seventh, he can´t an won´t say. Levin stumbles when he admits that the question is 10 years even though he will only allow questions on 2 years.
I´ve admired Senator Cruz since I first heard about his run for the senate. He´s consistent, principled, and won´t take bullying or B-S. He´s one of the younger (compared to me) generation that can, and will, carry the conservative message onward.
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