Cornyn Takes A “Subtle” Twitter Pot Shot at Cruz. Cruz Spokeswoman Responds Brutally

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You know what it’s like. Someone throws out “subtle” twitter generalizations but everyone involved knows EXACTLY who was the intended target of the criticism. It’s known on the ‘net as a subtweet.

Well, Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) had a message to Sen. Ted Cruz:


“FYI: Cloture ends debate only,” Cornyn wrote. “It does not confirm a nominee. Otherwise a subsequent vote on whether to confirm a nominee is meaningless.”

Cruz, who needed to get to a fundraiser in Texas on Thursday, was the only senator not present for the final vote on the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch – about whom Cruz has been particularly outspoken in his criticism.

Cruz contends that it was the cloture vote that was important.

“If the Senate could get 60 votes for cloture, they could get 51 for final confirmation,” Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter tweeted Thursday. “Cloture is the only vote that mattered.”

Carpenter also wrote “If [Republican] leadership could hold up vote for leverage on legislation they could have stopped it to, you know, support the Constitution,” she wrote. “They didn’t.”

Here are her particularly fiery tweets in response to Cornyn:  

Perhaps Cornyn gave in a little bit with a tweet later Saturday:

Source: The Blaze

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3 Comments on "Cornyn Takes A “Subtle” Twitter Pot Shot at Cruz. Cruz Spokeswoman Responds Brutally"

  1. Avatar Phyllis Nicolls | April 27, 2015 at 7:34 am |

    Amanda Carpenter did an excellent job replying to Senator Cornyn!! Thought the comment “… know, support the constitution..” was stellar!!

  2. Cornyn has not done anything but for himself and NOT for Texas in a long while. He has done just enough to hold his office and is a RINO in all sense of definition. Him running un opposed we had only the choice of leaving that choice blank to try and send a message. His ears are closed to Texas citizens and he no longer represents us.

  3. Cornyn lied to me in an e mail when he wrote he would protect the constitutional rights of every citizen knowing full well that Lynch was a bad choice and should never be confirmed . He has lost credibility here in Texas.

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