Michael Bennet is sick of Ted Cruz’s antics. Cenk Uygur, Steve Bramucci, and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://go.tyt.com/XjtbnFqyQCI
"Sen. Michael Bennet, a Colorado Democrat normally known for his reserved demeanor, lashed out at Republicans -- namely Sen. Ted Cruz -- over the partial government shutdown on the Senate floor Thursday.
"These crocodile tears that the senator from Texas is crying for first responders are too hard for me to take," Bennet said, responding to remarks made by Cruz.
Bennet noted that he "seldom" takes the floor to contradict a member because of his efforts to work in a bipartisan manner.
However, Bennet recalled when Cruz previously helped shut down the government. Cruz in 2013 notably worked to protest the Affordable Care Act, and in turn inspired votes that shut down the government for 16 days.
"When the senator from Texas shut this government down in 2013, my state was flooded. It was under water. People were killed. People's houses were destroyed. Their small businesses were destroyed, forever. And because of the senator from Texas, this government was shut down, for politics," Bennet shouted.