Republican rising star Senator Ted Cruz says he no longer has trust on either of the parties with respect to the budget negotiations after having a two-day fight withon the Senate floor.
Cruz and Senatorteamed up on Tuesday to block a conference committee that would pass the budget proposed by Democrats because it would call for a compromise between both parties.
"This fight right now is the fight over the debt ceiling, because what it would mean if we go to a conference committee is that as sure as night follows day, we would find ourselves in a month or two with a debt ceiling increase coming back ... with no conditions whatsoever," Cruz said.
In response, Senator John McCain, who is in favor of holding on to the fiscal discipline, said it’s ridiculous not to trust the majority party to come to the conference and do what we all have been waiting for a long time.
"The senior senator from Arizona (John McCain) urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear, I don't trust the Republicans," Cruz said on the Senate floor. "And I don't trust the Democrats, and I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans or the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has got us into this mess.”
The two-day fight has turned yet another Republican against Cruz in the form of John McCain, who seems to have enough of the senator’s rude behavior and disrespectfulness to his seniors.
"Unfortunately," Cruz continued, "one of the reasons we got into this mess is because a lot of Republicans were complicit in this spending spree. And that's why so many Americans are disgusted with both sides of this house. Because we need leaders on both sides...to roll up our sleeves, to compromise, to work together and fix the problem, fix the enormous fiscal and economic problems. Stop bankrupting our country."
Turning his focus to all those Republicans who support the Democratic budget proposal, Cruz said that all such people are actually saying yes to giving Democrats a blank check to allow them to borrow as much money as they like and continue to plunge America into an even severe debt crisis.
Trying to cut down the spat, Democrat Barbra Boxer said that everyone is “going to get into that conference and they're going to work together. That's called democracy."