From the Senate floor yesterday Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Democrat for treating the CARES Act (the coronavirus proposal) for treating it like a “partisan Christmas” bill.
"...the same quote from Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff: 'Never let a good crisis go to waste.' Sadly, we're seeing the embodiment of that cynical approach right now. Because all the people out of jobs, the Democrats are using to push – what are they pushing for? Changing the emission standards on airplanes. Mr. President, what the hell do the emissions standards on airplanes have to do with thousands of people dying and millions of people out of work in the coronavirus epidemic?
Don’t treat this bill like a partisan Christmas. And by the way, you know, Republicans, we got things we'd like to advance too. Things I believe in deeply. Know what I'd like to do? I'd like to abolish the IRS...I'm not standing here with an amendment saying, 'As part of this emergency relief, let's abolish the IRS.'
There’s a place for that political discussion.The Democrats are pushing wind and solar tax credits. Mr. President, what in the hell does a windmill have to do with this crisis? Other than there are some Democratic lobbyists getting fat and rich and they're willing to extort a crisis to advance their political agenda.
Mandates on corporate board diversity. So these are Democrat that want to social engineer...Mr. President, what in the hell does that have to do with this crisis?
The Pelosi wishlist wants to restructure the debt for the postal office. Mr. President, last I checked – look, our postal workers, they go through wind, rain and snow, but they haven't been laid off.
I call upon both sides. Don't play games with us. This crisis isn't going to end tomorrow. This crisis isn't going to end the next day. It's going to last a considerable time.It's going to require adults to step up and lead.”