Read time: 1 minute

Mitch McConnell Refuses To Take On Ted Cruz For Calling Him A Liar

Who knew turtles were invertebrates?

Who knew turtles were invertebrates? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to hit back at old Tailgunner Ted for calling him a liar on the Senate floor over the Export-Import Bank: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t hit back at Ted Cruz:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday he is “tuning out” the 2016 presidential race that features a quartet of his own GOP troops, including a junior senator from Texas who frequently rails against his leadership.

Sen. Ted Cruz, a leading candidate for the Republican nomination, raised eyebrows this year when he used a floor speech to accuse Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, of lying about whether an effort to revive the federal Export-Import Bank would get a vote during debate on a highway bill.

The Texan has cast Mr. McConnell as part of a “Washington cartel” that caves into Democrats and D.C. interests.

Mr. McConnell refused to strike back during a interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” even as Mr. Cruz leads polls in Iowa and positions himself to win in a number of early primary states in the South.

“I’ve made it a point to stay out of the presidential race,” Mr. McConnell said.

Instead, he focused on his first year in charge of the Senate, saying 2015 was a productive one that featured a free-wheeling amendment process and bipartisan accomplishments.

“The Senate is back to work,” Mr. McConnell said. “We’re voting again, we’re passing budgets again.”

It's so nice of him to finally decide to do his job.

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team