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View Diary: Cruz gambit forces McConnell to vote for clean debt limit hike as Senate advances House bill (97 comments)

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  •  Cruz demanded a cloture vote of 60 or better (2+ / 0-)
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    TXdem, Mr MadAsHell

    and because McConnell and Cornyn are Senate minority leaders they were forced to be some of the Rs to end debate and move to final passage. It's a game concocted by Cruz utilizing the rules of the Senate to isolate mainstream Rs to essentially vote "with Dems" to raise the debt ceiling without hostages. It's a ploy to differentiate for the electorate RINOs vs. Teabaggers.

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