Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ted Cruz: Mitch McConnell blocked amendments to defund Planned Parenthood and for Kate’s Law
“Now, let me tell you all the amendments Mitch McConnell blocked because he wants to reauthorize this corporate welfare and cronyism.
"He blocked my amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. In the wake of these gruesome videos, where they appear to admit to multiple felonies, we should be defunding them, and we should defund them this week.
"He blocked my amendment to repeal the Congressional exception from Obamacare. He doesn’t want a vote on that. It’s another of example of cronyism, [Sen.] Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Obama administration exempted Congress from the plain language from Obamacare.
"He blocked amendments to end sanctuary cities, to cut off funding. He blocked my amendment for Kate’s Law, mandatory minimum five years for an illegal alien convicted of illegal re-entry.
"And he blocked also my amendment saying that no Iranian sanctions can be lifted unless and until Iran recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and releases the four American hostages they’re holding.
“It’s one party, it’s the McConnell-Reid leadership team, and they fight for the same priorities.
And the new Republican controlled Congress has done “exactly what Harry Reid would have done," Cruz told Mark Levin.