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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:57 PM

Ted Cruz tells Trump administration to 'follow the damn law' on foreign arms sales

GOP support for Trump may be on the decline.

...Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been critical of the administration's decision to declare an emergency earlier this year in order to expedite billions of dollars in arms sales to various countries -- including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- but Cruz's particularly blunt warning about efforts to bypass Congress stands out due to his reputation as a polarizing figure on Capitol Hill....

"I voted with the administration on the substance because of the threat of Iran but I'll tell you from my end, if the administration does it again and there is not a live and exigent emergency, you will not have my vote and I predict you will not have the vote of a number of other Republicans as well. The simpler process is follow the damn law and respect it," Cruz said.

"The process that the State Department followed for these weapons sales, not to point too fine a point on it, was crap," he added. "Under the law, under the Arms Export Control Act, the administration needs congressional approval and has a 30-day notification period. And for whatever reason, the administration in what seems to me a not fully baked decision process, decided to circumvent the law, decided to circumvent the constitutional responsibility of Congress and act unilaterally."

Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, noted that Cruz's comments marked a "rare moment of bipartisanship on this committee."


https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/10/politics/senate-frustration-trump-administration-arms-sale-emergency/

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:02 PM

1. aw ted, you've made bad choices most of your life, donald's just one more

sadly we'll all have to pay for it.

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:31 PM

2. Ted's trying hard as hell

to remain relevant, he wants a crack at 2024, and needs to keep his name in the news, even if it means he has to share a headline with AOC.

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