"Could Ted Cruz Kill The Emerging Consensus?"
Could Ted Cruz Kill The Emerging Consensus?
In order for the funding and debt bill to pass quickly, it needs what’s called “unanimous consent” in the Senate, which means that every Senator would need to give their okay on expediting the process. So even if the House and most of the Senate can agree on a measure to fund the government and lift the threat of default, that measure could never see the light of day if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) decides to singlehandedly block it
On Monday, Cruz hinted that he might not consent, telling Politico, “We need to see what the details are.” Meanwhile, his tea party partner in crime Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said he’s willing to move ahead with a bill, and that he “never really planned on trying to obstruct any of the process.”