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Published On: Fri, May 24th, 2013

Texas Sen Ted Cruz targets both parties on budget, debt ceiling ‘I don’t trust Republicans’ or Democrats,

Texas Senator Ted Cruz vocalized some serious frustration on the public stage Wednesday, slamming his colleagues as untrustworthy on spending while pointing to both parties for their history of reckless spending.

Senator Ted Cruz Image/Official Facebook Page

Senator Ted Cruz
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Cruz hits at John McCain first.

“Let me be clear: I don’t trust the Republicans. And I don’t trust the Democrats,” the freshmen Republican from Texas said. “And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don’t trust the Republicans and the Democrats, because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us in this mess.”

That “mess,” Cruz was describing is the country’s budget, an issue where Democrats and Republicans have famously dueled in recent years.

Some Republicans in the Senate recently pushed for a committee to reconcile the differences between the competing House and Senate budgets, but conservatives like Cruz rejected the idea, because it involves involve raising the debt ceiling.

Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, characterized the mistrust as “bizarre,” prompting Cruz’s blunt statement.

On Thursday’s Morning Joe, Republican National Committee Reince Priebus said “Ted speaks for lots of Americans” who are sick of Congress, adding that his statement “isn’t unreasonable to a lot of Americans.”

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