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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 02:40 PM

Why doesn't ANYBODY ask Cruz & Rubio about the 2013 government shutdown?

Why doesn't Chris Wallace or Megyn Kelly ask Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio why they were so hell-bent to shutdown the government in 2013 and allow the US to default on its debt obligations, resulting in our credit rating being downgraded for the first time in history?

Ok, so that was kind of a rhetorical question.

Why doesn't Anderson Cooper ask it during a debate or town hall? (Ok--another rhetorical question.)

But why doesn't DONALD TRUMP, or one of his slimy surrogates, ask this?
They should be constantly asking this in every forum possible.

Trump interview by Larry King 2013 (30-second clip):



"Ted Cruz doesn't talk about the government shutdown he led"
CNN, January 16, 2016
"... on his six-day Iowa tour last week, Cruz didn't mention the shutdown once. It hasn't come up in the debates. Undecided voters don't ask about it in town halls."
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/16/politics/ted-cruz-government-shutdown-obamacare/

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Reply Why doesn't ANYBODY ask Cruz & Rubio about the 2013 government shutdown? (Original post)
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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Mon Feb 29, 2016, 02:43 PM

1. In case you forgot ...

Here's how senators voted on a bipartisan bill to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling. Eighteen Republicans voted against the Senate deal to reopen the government including three major potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Washington Post October 16, 2013
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/congress-votes-to-end-shutdown/senate.html?hpid=z2

So Cruz and Rubio not only orchestrated the shutdown in the first place, but they also then voted to block the agreement to reopen the government.

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Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:13 PM

2. anybody? nt

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