Yesterday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered an amendment to the highway bill that reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank. That, after promising to do no such thing. And Sen. Cruz called him out on it.
The Ex-Im Bank has become a tool that the President and his willing accomplices in Congress use as their crony capitalist slush fund for both foreign and domestic projects. Against their own charter. . .
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services.
as noted HERE.
And Sen. Cruz called out what he called the Washington Cartel that has proven that our government has strayed from being of, by, and for the people. “Today we have government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, and for the lobbyists,” he said.
Most people who follow politics already knew that. But his floor speech yesterday calls out the leaders on how that really happens. For the first time since ever, a senator calls out congressional leaders for lying to their members and, by extension, the people who elected them in 2010 & 2014. Plain and simple, that’s what happened. Good for Cruz for not playing along.