Sean Hannity says that three senators confirmed Ted Cruz’s account of a conversation he had with Senate Majority
Liar Leader Mitch McConnell about a possible deal with Democrats about the Export-Import Bank. You may recall that Cruz blasted McConnell on the Senate floor for saying there was no deal, while there clearly was one.
Although other Republicans have attacked Cruz for telling the truth — without denying his account of the conversation, by the way — a few have come out in support of him. Senator Mike Lee has been willing to go on record to confirm Cruz’s account.
Sadly, he’s the only one. Hannity says that two others confirmed the story, but they wish to remain anonymous. This is what he said when Cruz appeared on his radio show recently:
I got to be honest, I stood up and cheered when you did all this because I feel that the Republican Party in Congress, I think Republican governors have been far more bold, the Republican Congress has been weak, and timid and unwilling to fight on very key issues… Here’s the question that nobody in the media wants to ask but I’ve been asking and that is, did Mitch McConnell make you the promise that you said he made? Now, Mike Lee says he did, and two senators, two of your fellow senators told me privately that, in fact, yes they heard three times Mitch McConnell say that to you. That there was no deal made but they don’t want so say it publicly.
This leaves little doubt about the truth of Cruz’s statements. What’s more important, though, is the utter lack of courage from his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. Think about this: 50 senators don’t have the courage to speak out about this issue, and of the four (including Cruz) who do, two are so afraid of McConnell’s leadership team that they don’t dare do so publicly.
There are two main problems with Republicans in Washington, D.C.: some are in bed with the Washington cartel and don’t care about the opinions of the conservative base, and most of the others — those who actually are independent minded and principled — are running away with their tails between their legs when asked to stand up for their beliefs. If that doesn’t convince you that a real, principled conservative needs to be elected president so (s)he can clean up the Capitol, I don’t know what will.
Hannity made clear six months ago already what he thinks of the Republican Party’s leadership in Congress. Ted Cruz’s recent statements make clear that he was more than right — if conservatives want to get anything done, the GOP’s leadership has to go.