Representative Peter King said today’s vote on the continuing resolution with Obamacare defunding would hopefully be “a major step in letting people know that Ted Cruz is a fraud.”
“I hope people will get the message this guy is bad for the party,” King said before the vote, and declared that Cruz would “no longer have any influence in the Republican party” after the votes were tallied.
This isn’t the first time King has been derisive of the defunding strategy or of Cruz. Yesterday, he compared the strategy to several military disasters, including Custer’s last stand at Little Bighorn and the Allies’ Gallipoli Campaign in WWI, and said that House Republicans should stop “letting Ted Cruz set our agenda for us.”
The continuing resolution passed the House 230 to189.