(Jason Howerton) An annoyed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “schoolyard bully” during a tense exchange on the Senate floor.
Reid was frustrated over Cruz’s opposition to his motion to appoint conferees to a House-Senate budget committee. The conservative Texas congressman expressed concerns that the conference report would be used to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.
“The senator from Texas was on the losing side…now he wants us to adopt the losing side’s view or we cannot go to conference,” Reid said.
“My friend from Texas is like a schoolyard bully,” Reid added. “He pushes everybody around and is losing. And instead of playing the game according to the rules, he takes the ball home with him but changes the rules. That way, no one wins — except the bully.”
“Mr. President, I wasn’t aware that we were in a school yard,” Cruz shot back. “Reserving the right to object. Mr. President I object.”
Watch some of the exchange below: