Moments before the Senate voted on Thursday to duel bills for the reopening of the government, Democrat Democrat Michael Bennet took the floor to express his anger over the 33-day deadlock – and Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Bennet spent more than 20 minutes tearing himself down in Cruz, accusing the Texas legislature of deceiving his desire to reopen the government. "Those crocodile tears the Texas senator screams for first responders are too heavy for me," Bennet muttered. "They are too heavy for me because when the Senator from Texas stopped the government in 2013, my state was flooded. It was under water. "People were killed," he went on. "The houses of the people were destroyed. Their small businesses were ruined forever. Bennet referred to the 1
On Thursday, Cruz took the floor to urge Democrats to support a law that states workers should pay while the closure continues. "And because of the Senator from Texas, this government was closed for political reasons," Bennet said afterwards, his face flushing. "Then he surfed in second place at the Iowa sessions, but they did not help the first responders, the teachers, and the students whose schools were closed to a federal government closed to the Texas senator. After Bennet's passionate speech, Cruz again argued that the construction of a border wall had previously been supported by Democrats. "I'll say, in my time in the Senate, I do not think I shouted or shouted at any of my Senate colleagues, and I hope I never do that in my time before me," Cruz said.