Today, he really showed himself when he supported a staged walkout by Colorado delegates and other Cruz supporters.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) declared that he had never seen anything like what transpired on the floor of Quicken Loans Arena after Republican leaders bypassed a call for a full floor vote on the convention rules.
"I have never in all my life, certainly in six years in the United States Senate, prior to that as a lifelong Republican, never seen anything like this," Lee said. "There is no precedent for this in parliamentary procedure. There is no precedent for this in the rules of the Republican National Convention. We are now in uncharted territory. Somebody owes us an explanation. I have never seen the chair abandoned like that. They vacated the stage entirely."The chair had ruled that there were not enough voice votes to support a formal vote. Given that Trump supporters outnumber Cruz's, that makes sense.
But Ted Cruz and his cronies are also hypocrites. Remember the Colorado Convention?
From NPR in April:
Donald Trump's Colorado supporters are gathering at the state capital Friday to make some noise about a political process they say has left them voiceless. The backlash from Trump's supporters has included thousands of voicemails and texts a day to the state Republican Party's chairman, some threatening, after his phone number was leaked online.
The protest comes in response to last weekend's state assembly, where Texas Sen. Ted Cruz succeeded in locking up all of the state's 34 open Republican National Convention delegates, shutting Trump out of all but a handful of alternate slots.The story also said:
"We want to have a peaceful protest and just gather and swap stories and have a showing of the vast number of people who were disenfranchised this year," said organizer Erin Behrens of Arvada, Colo.
Behrens says her frustration with the process started on Super Tuesday, when the party volunteer running her precinct caucus appeared to be actively discouraging Trump supporters from participating further in the process. The final result at the state assembly just confirmed her fears.
"When we saw that all 34 delegates were going to Cruz, it was even worse because I saw that what happened at my isolated precinct caucus, that happened all over the state on Super Tuesday," Behrens said.I hear that paybacks are a female dog.
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