SAN ANTONIO (Texas News Radio) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is not happy with the federal spending bill the U.S. Senate passed by a 71-23 vote Thursday and posted a video on Twitter Wednesday to display his displeasure.
The Republican lit up a cigar as he stood in front of a desk with a stack of papers he said was the spending bill Congress was set to approve.
“There isn’t a person alive who has read this piece of garbage,” Cruz stated.
He said while no one knows all of the details listed in the 2,313-page spending measure, the senator pulled out some highlights on issues he had with the bill.
Among his gripes was the renewal of the export-import bank and continued federal funding of Planned Parenthood.
With a cigar in hand, he turned his attention to increasing the tobacco purchasing age to 21.
“Did we have a vote on that? Did we have a debate on that? Did someone say ‘Maybe the states could set the tobacco age? Maybe it doesn’t have to be the federal government.’ Nope. No vote. Just a deal in a smoke-filled room, forcing that result,” Cruz said as he crumpled his hand-written notes for each point he was making.
Watch the full video below:
The spending bill the Senate is voting on tomorrow is lobbyist boondoggle that belongs in an ashtray. pic.twitter.com/fa9euZLMYQ
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) December 19, 2019