Wow- Cruz called out Mitch McConnell , Senate Republican Leader ON the Senate floor today as a liar. Using several attack modes , he claimed that McConnell told all 54 Republican Senators and Cruz that he would not bring back the Ex-Im Bank for a re-vote. Using Biblical reference , he said McConnell told him 3X ..NO.
Cruz has called the Bank together w/13 Democrats a form of crony capitalism and unfairness. Unless someone knows him better, Cruz had a steller academic career which included substantial education involvement with the free enterprise system and knowing the various economic authorities of the day. He went to become a lawyer. served in the baby Bush White House, with some economic oversight. However as a Senator, since 2013 he has served on two Senate sub-Committees which deal with aviation and space. I can only surmise that his has obtained his clear knowledge that Boeing is the major beneficiary of the Ex-Im bank thru his aviation committee and does not like it.
To take on McConnell , on the Senate floor, clearly and loudly, as a liar , is close to being "censured" by the Senate. We will see.