Thursday, September 12, 2019

#TXLEGE: Cruz calls legislature a "lunatic asylum"

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Proverbs 29:2

Via the DMN:
WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is distancing himself from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's proposal to require background checks for all stranger to stranger gun sales, painting his fellow Republican's idea as in line with broader proposals offered by Democrats.

Asked on Thursday if he supported Patrick's specific idea -- which would not affect private sales between friends and families -- Cruz compared it to the notion of universal background checks.

"The consistent focus of Democrats in Congress is precisely the proposal that you laid out -- it is mandating that all private person to person sales have a federal background check," he said at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. "That's a mistake."

Cruz was pressed on the fact that Patrick's idea would focus only on private gun transactions between strangers -- and not all private person to person sales -- and was asked if that distinction would change his feelings.

The senator demurred.

"Dan Patrick is a good man," he said, before noting that his focus is on policy proposals being considered in Congress. "I have every confidence the Legislature in Texas will debate and consider these issues. Thankfully, I serve in a different lunatic asylum."

[Note: Emphasis added.]
Wow.  Lots to unpack there.  Obviously, a rift between Ted Cruz and Dan Patrick would be...a rather significant development.

The truth, however, is that we don't know how this situation will unfold.  Speculation is pointless.  Whatever's going to happen will happen; we'll know soon enough.

For now, take a second to relish the awesomeness of that Cruz quote.

Bottom Line: He's not wrong.

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