ICYMI: Allred Holds Cruz Accountable for Voting Against Bipartisan Agreement to Keep the Government Open
Cruz was one of just nine extreme Senators to vote against bipartisan agreement to keep the government open, fellow Texas Senator John Cornyn voted for it
Dallas, TX — Over the weekend, after Ted Cruz voted for the third time in less than two weeks against widely-supported, bipartisan efforts to prevent a government shutdown, Congressman Allred held Texas’ junior Senator accountable for choosing politics and podcasts over people and paychecks.
Here are a few key clips you might have missed:
- Dallas Morning News: Ted Cruz voted against deal to avert government shutdown; Dems make it a campaign issue
- “Allred called Cruz ‘one of a handful of extremist senators’ unwilling to compromise and said, ‘We were not hired to podcast. We were elected to make the lives of our constituents better, or at the very least, perform the basic functions of government.’”
- FOX 4 DFW: North Texas Rep. Allred calls out Sen. Cruz for voting against bill to keep government up and running
- “A majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate joined almost all Democrats in voting for the measure to keep the government open. Texas Senator John Cornyn joined most Republicans in voting to keep the government open, while Texas’ other senator, Cruz, voted to shut it down.”
In an interview with MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin on Saturday evening, Congressman Allred made clear that Ted Cruz “voted to force service members to work without pay, to deny support for small businesses, to basically force us into significant travel delays, [and] against food assistance for moms and kids.”
Watch a clip of Congressman Allred’s interview here.
Texas is home to nearly a quarter-million active duty service members and civilian federal employees combined, including TSA officers, Border Patrol agents, and other Customs and Border Protection personnel. Ted Cruz voted to deprive countless employees in these and other agencies their paychecks for an indefinite period of time.