When last we visited GOP Failure Theater: Highway Spending Edition, Ted Cruz was calling Mitch McConnell a liar on the floor of the Senate and McConnell was busy ensuring the Ex-Im Bank rose from the dead while preventing any conservatives amendments from being offered.
All of this came to a head in a rare Sunday Senate session where the GOP delivered the votes to add the Ex-Im to the bill but prevented Ted Cruz from offering an amendment that would have forced the Iranians to recognize Israel and free four Americans before any deal with Obama could go into effect.
Cruz's amendment was ruled out of order and he appealed the ruling of the chair. GOP leadership is angry at Cruz so they denied him "a sufficient second" (11 Senators) to get a role call vote on his appeal.
Mike Lee also offered an amendment to pass a repeal of ObamaCare which would have also required 51 votes on an appeal of the chair. For some reason the GOP denied him a roll call vote on his appeal. Thus preventing the GOP from passing an ObamaCare repeal with only 51 votes. Attempts to bring up an amendment to defund the body parts traffickers at Planned Parenthood.
Of course had those amendments passed the Democrats would have filibustered the bill thus killing the highway bill and the Ex-Im re-authorization.
At least we know the GOP's priorities.
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