THE BLOG Cruz to Paul: You’re ‘Standing Here Today Like a Modern Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Constitution, Politics, US President
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3:34 PM, MAR 6, 2013 • BY DANIEL HALPER

Senator Ted Cruz praised Senator Rand Paul on the Senate floor today for his filibuster. “Your standing here today like a modern Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” said Cruz, referencing the famous film, “must surely be making Jimmy Stewart smile.”


“My only regret,” Cruz continued, “is that there are not 99 of your colleagues here today standing with you in defense of the most fundamental principle in our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.”

Paul’s filibuster has been going on for almost 4 hours, and only recently have other senators joined the floor to ask Paul questions.


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