The push to defund Planned Parenthood has also been championed by Cruz, although he has deflected the idea that he and other Republican lawmakers would be shutting down the government if they refused to pass legislation that didn’t strip funding from the organization. But a move by McConnell to strip the measure of language to take away federal funding from Planned Parenthood has rankled conservatives such as Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and tea partyers in the House.
The Ohio Republican’s decision came among increased chatter that conservative House Republicans would try to oust Boehner if he allowed a short-term spending bill that funded Planned Parenthood to come up for a vote.
Or Obama could realize that Congress was asserting its constitutionally-mandated power of the purse and sign the bills – or at least engage in good-faith negotiations to reach a few sort of settlement with Congress on the budget process instead of a my-way-or-a-shutdown diktat, which is his current position. Look no further than Boehner and McConnell.
But Boehner told CBSs Face the Nation that he would have been able to overcome a potential challenge, saying that I was going to get the overwhelming number of I would have gotten 400 votes, probably.
Salmon is not alone. “The president and Speaker Boehner and I spoke about getting started in the discussions last week and I would expect them to start very soon”.
Asked about the criticism, McConnell demurred. Cruz had accused McConnell of lying to him about the way forward for the revival of the Export-Import Bank in the Senate.
Last week, Democrats led a filibuster of a Senate stopgap measure that would have blocked money to Planned Parenthood. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has quietly been courting libertarian-leaning supporters – people who once supported Ron Paul and ostensibly would have been inclined to back his son, Sen.
McCain is familiar with New Hampshire and the state’s politics, having won the state in the 2000 and 2008 Republican presidential primaries.
There’s no love lost between Cruz and outgoing House Speaker John Boehner.
Senators serve six-year terms, so two-thirds of them aren’t facing re-election this year and don’t feel voters’ pressure as keenly as House members.
Cruz was limited to only speaking for one hour on the Senate floor. Rand Paul of Kentucky, on Tuesday endorsed a partial government shutdown as a way to gain leverage over Obama. Cruz’s outspoken opposition seems an anomaly. You could call that a shutdown, but as he says the spending is set to expire by law. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. The GOP would be passing bills that fund the spending everyone agrees to, which is less than what is now being spent.
You wonder why Republicans are flocking to a moron like Donald Trump, a total political tyro like Ben Carson or business executive Carly Fiorina?