Ted Cruz Elaborates On "Washington Cartel" With Rush Limbaugh: "Direct Hit On Senate Leadership

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Sen. Ted Cruz and Rush Limbaugh talked about his "direct hit on Senate leadesrhip" on the floor of the Senate today, revelaing that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly lied to every Republican senator that there was no deal to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank in order to get corporate-backed senators on board with the trade promotion authority.

"Back when we had the fight about trade promotion authority, I asked McConnell directly if he had cut a deal to reauthorize this croniyism and corporate welfare in order to get the votes. he looked at me and at all 54 Republican Senators and he said flat out 'there is no deal.'"

"This is how Republican leadership got the votes for TPA is by promising to put taxpayers on the hook for hundreds of billions of dollars in loan guarantees that go primarily to a handful of giant corporations. It is what I refer to as the Washington Cartel."

"It's why we're bankrupting our kids and grandkids," Cruz explains.

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