Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) put a bill on the Senate floor that should have been a no-brainer.
The Securing Our Schools Act of 2022 failed, however, because Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) objected to unanimous consent.
Cruz was flabbergasted, especially when Murphy did not explain why he was blocking it.
When Cruz put the bill on the floor, as promised, Murphy objected.
He did so without reason… he just blocked the bill.
Cruz responded, “The fact that he chose not to say a word about why he objects is stunning.
“I find myself genuinely flabbergasted.”
Here is that part of the interaction between the two…
WATCH: Democrat Senator Chris Murphy refuses to defend his objection to Sen. Ted Cruz's school safety legislation. pic.twitter.com/OjyasW6YX2
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) September 14, 2022
Murphy then decided on the dramatics, walking off the floor, twice.
There was back and forth for about 20 minutes, with Cruz pointing out the obvious, stating, “Had he done something really simple — just shut up, just shut his mouth, just sat there — we would be standing in a position where both of these bills would have been passed into law.”
That is Congress today, however.
It is all about theater and getting their names in the paper.
Two bills could have been passed through the Senate.
Instead, we had what amounted to a schoolyard brawl.
You can see the entire debate in the video below and judge for yourself just how out of line Senator Murphy was in this…
So, if we have another school shooting, remember this moment.
Schools could have been more secure were it not for Murphy grandstanding.
Source: Fox News