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Republican Sen. Ted Cruz Says He Doesn't Trust Republicans (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attacked his own party on Wednesday, specifically Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), noted RawStory.com (video below).

On Tuesday, Sen. McCain scolded Republicans (such as Sen. Cruz) for blocking House-Senate budget negotiations.

”What are we on my side of the aisle doing? We don’t want a budget unless we put requirements on the conferees that are absolutely out of line and unprecedented?” Sen. McCain said Tuesday.

Today. Sen. Cruz fired back: "The senior senator from Arizona urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear, I don't trust the Republicans. And I don't trust the Democrats."

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“And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us into this mess.”

"Unfortunately," Sen. Cruz added, "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."

According to Time magazine, despite what Sen. Cruz says about spending sprees, the national debt is actually shrinking:

“The federal budget deficit, which topped $1.4 trillion in 2009, or 10.1 percent of GDP, and dominated the political discourse over the past several years, is shrinking rapidly. The CBO is now saying that the deficit will be less than half that amount in 2013: $642 billion, or 4 percent of GDP. That’s $200 billion less than the CBO predicted just a few months ago.”

Sources: Time and RawStory.com