Kudos to Senator Cruz here for a brilliant speech. Too often, Republicans, like Democrats, operate the federal government in secret with back-room deals. Corporatism is going to ruin this country for our kids. This is a government of ‘We the People’ not ‘We the Lobbyists’.

Here, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) criticizes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for filing an amendment to the highway funding bill to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and preventing senators from offering additional amendments by filling the amendment tree. He calls Senator McConnell’s actions “procedural abuse” and compares his tactics to those of now-Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) when he was majority leader.