Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz Says GOP Fears Being 'Forced to Tell the Truth' (Audio)

| by Michael Allen

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently took some harsh shots at his fellow Republicans, whom he claims are liars and cowards who see Americans as "foolish" and "rubes."

According to TalkingPointsMemo.com, Sen. Cruz attacked his own party during an interview with conservative radio host Mark Levin on Thursday (audio below).

"In the 13 months that I've been in the Senate, it has become apparent to me that the single thing that Republicans fear the most, and that is when they're forced to tell the truth. It makes their heads explode," said Sen. Cruz.

On Wednesday, Sen. Cruz filibustered a "clean" debt limit bill and forced a 60-vote threshold, which forced five Republicans to vote for cloture and move the bill ahead, noted The Hill.

"A lot of Republicans wanted exactly what Barack Obama wanted, exactly what Nancy Pelosi wanted, exactly want Harry Reid wanted, which is to raise the debt ceiling but they wanted to be able to tell what they view as their foolish, gullible constituents back home that they didn't do it," claimed Sen. Cruz. "And they're mad because, by refusing to consent to that, they had to come out in the open they had to admit what they're doing. And nothing upsets them more."

"And then, a few months later, it's like they think the American people are just a bunch of rubes," added Sen. Cruz. "That we don't remember what they say."

Sources: The Hill and TalkingPointsMemo.com