Cruz accuses the Democrats of having entrusted “the crazy uncle Bernie” with the Senate budget committee
Senator Ted cruz, R-Texas, lambasted Senate Democrats for putting “crazy uncle berniein charge of the Senate Budget Committee as he spoke at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference in Michigan on Friday night.
“Remember, he was a little crazy, Uncle Bernie,” Cruz said of Senator Bernie Sanders, D-Vt. “Well, now he’s the chairman of the budget committee.”
Lamenting that Senate Democrats were saying they “don’t agree with Bernie” just five years ago, Cruz pointed out that Sanders is “the only Socialist admitted to the Senate” and torched the Democrats for doing so. de Sanders – who is not a Democrat – the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.
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Cruz also noted that the Senate was about to vote on the Democrats’ budget proposal, which he called a “socialist budget with the Green New Deal”.
“With billions in new taxes, if you pay taxes under the Democrats’ proposal, your taxes go up,” Cruz said. “Personal taxes, small business taxes, corporate taxes, capital gains taxes, death tax.” All they want to raise is a trillion dollars. “
“Regulators, coming down on small businesses like grasshoppers,” added the Texas Republican.
The $ 3.5 trillion bill has been the subject of heated debate throughout the budget reconciliation process, with the Senate parliamentarian dealing with a major blow to Democrats when it was ruled that a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants could not be included in the package.
“The president has made it clear that he supports Congress’ efforts to include a path to citizenship in the reconciliation package and is grateful to the leaders of Congress for all the work they are doing to make this a reality,” said a White House spokesperson. the week.
“The parliamentarian’s decision is deeply disappointing, but we fully expect our partners in the Senate to come back with alternative proposals that the parliamentarian will have to consider,” they continued.
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., shared the White House’s view, saying he was also “deeply disappointed” with the decision in a statement.
Sanders’ office did not immediately respond to Fox Business’s request for comment.