Disgraceful Ted Cruz Blows Off Loretta Lynch Confirmation Vote For A Fundraiser

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After railing against it, Republican presidential candidate hopeful and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) missed the Loretta Lynch confirmation vote on Thursday because apparently he flew back to Texas for a Dallas fundraiser for himself, hosted by investor Tom Hicks.

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Cruz likes to talk a big game, blaming his fellow Republicans for things that he himself can’t even be bothered to show up for. The Republican Senator from Texas said, “The Republican majority, if it so chose, could defeat this nomination. But the Republican majority has chosen to go forward and allow Loretta Lynch to be confirmed.”

Then he apparently put on a big swagger about how Republicans would have to explain their vote back home, a problem Cruz rarely has since he so rarely shows up to vote. From The Hill again:

Cruz also suggested that Republicans who supported Lynch would have to explain their votes back in their home states.

“I would note there are a few voters back home that are asking what exactly is the difference between a Democratic and Republican majority,” he said. “That’s a question each of us will have to answer to our constituents back home.”

Senator Cruz ranks 97th in the first three months of 2015 in showing up for votes. He has missed the majority of committee hearings, Fox Latino pointed out. And it gets worse:

According to a report from Politico late last month, Cruz missed out on discussions about Afghanistan, the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, spending cuts, military readiness and the appropriate level of compensation for the troops.
Cruz was also the only senator absent on Wednesday when the Senate voted 99-0 to pass a compromise human trafficking bill that ended a contentious fight over federal abortion funding restrictions that had stalled the confirmation vote on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch.

This is so Ted Cruz. Cruz puts on a great show, condemning his fellow Republicans and lambasting Democrats. But in reality, he isn’t doing much except enriching Ted Cruz. Just like he did when he shut down the government and left the taxpayers holding the resulting cost.

The good thing for Cruz is he hardly ever votes on anything, so he hardly has an actual record. It’s all about his inflammatory rhetoric. He can say whatever he wants, he doesn’t need to worry about backing it up with action let alone reality – because he is never dealing with the consequences of what he says.

Cruz leaves that dirty work to his fellow senators from both sides of the aisle. He’s very busy cashing in.

25 Replies to “Disgraceful Ted Cruz Blows Off Loretta Lynch Confirmation Vote For A Fundraiser”

  1. How about, just like any employee, when you don’t show up for work beyond a reasonable amount, based on missing meetings and votes, you are suspended without pay or benefits for 30 days (first offense)? Forty-five days for a second offense, etc.

    Now your constituents don’t have a voice (as if they ever did with you in office)?

    Well, maybe they will be smart enough to not re-elect you. If you do decide to run again, you will be required to include whether or not you are in good standing (never suspended) on every piece of campaign material.

    Gee Ted, it’s almost as though you see your job as just a stepping stone for your own benefit, and not as a responsibility to serve your constituents.

  2. He’s a coward, too afraid of pissing off his Kochdom. Rafael cant be bothered to do his job, just another gotp taker.

  3. Wow, for someone who wasn’t there isn’t it odd that the official Roll Call Vote has recorded his vote as a NAY vote?


    Which is the way everyone knew he would vote. So maybe you should consider checking your facts, just a tiny bit, before posting this smut. Or have liberal standards for reporting lowered to a standard that doesn’t require any truth? (rhetorical)

  4. It’s funny how Ted Cruz & company always talk about how much they hate the government as they work at trying to undermine it. Yet Cruz & others have never held a job that wasn’t with a state or the federal government.

    It doesn’t surprise me that Cruz wasn’t at work today to vote for Loretta Lynch. It’s a well known fact that Cruz has a poor attendance record. It’s a good job if you can get the work.

  5. The GOP does not take the job of working for the country seriously. Actually, they are getting paid to do just what benefits them. That’s a lot of money for the self-serving SOBs.

    “It’s all about ME”…is their mantra.

  6. Dock his pay each time he misses a vote or committee meeting. How many of us would keep our job if we didn’t do it? Ted Cruz will never be President. I can only hope he won’t be re-elected for senator again here in Texas.

  7. Pleeze – The president has missed several important events and things to get on a plane to go to a fund raising event. How about the quick golf game after the murder of a US citizen. How about the crap
    But Libs think that was okay. Suck it up!

  8. “So maybe you should consider checking your facts, just a tiny bit, before posting this smut.”
    Right back at you, Trevor. Check your facts. He only voted on the cloture vote. He couldn’t be bothered to vote on the actual confirmation vote.

  9. Ted Cruz should be investigated for impersonating human being. This scumbag is just another fruit cake in Koch Bros. bakery of hate and evil. Thank God they all will reap what the sow.

  10. Please, over 4,000 Americans died in Iraq under GWB’s watch in an unnecessary war, and I can imagine you never uttered one word of protest. I care about the lives of all Americans serving in other nations, so I’m not like you who seem to view issues through a partisan lens. GWB played golf while our troops were dying in Iraq, and I didn’t begrudge him that. He needed a break, just like Pres. Obama needs a break now and then. In eight years, Pres. Bush took almost a year of vacation time, whereas Pres. Obama hasn’t taken very much time off, but it was OK with you seeing Pres. Bush on vacation and on the golf course, but not this president. It must suck to be you, Sharo, because you hold one prez’s feet to the fire and let another one slide by because of his political affiliation.
    “Compared to past presidents, Obama takes few vacations”
    Now stop lying to yourself and spreading lies on the ‘net.

  11. Ted Cruz is a sham Senator. He likes the title but not the job. His interests seems to be elsewhere and opposite to his duties in the Senate. Grandstanding is his game, lofty rhetoric to mesmerize the idiots who listen and a smile that seems forced upon his face to produce. That in a nutshell is my analysis of Mr. Cruz.

  12. @THOMAS..His eejit supporters listen, yes but unfortunately they don’t hear which is typical RethugliCon/Teabaggies, they don’t have the attention span nor the intelligence to comprehend what’s being said. The ‘R/T is all that matters to them.

  13. Not to mention the fact that he managed to get Bin Laden, without evidence from torture, go to a annual function , and never leave Penn. Avenue!
    That man needs a vacation! Come to think of it! After several months of hate laws, voter Supression, war courtesy of the police, ans California drying up!
    We all need a vacation from the Republicans!

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