Urgent: Cruz physically leaves floor at 12:05 pm et
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) physically walked off the floor at 12:05 pm and into the Republican cloakroom.
There was applause and handshakes from several GOP senators.
Plus, Reps. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Steve King (R-IA) were on the floor to congratulate him.
Then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took the floor.
This has been a big waste of time. It’s a shame we’re standing here, having wasted perhaps two days.
The tea party…is the new effort to strike government.
We should get this back to the House as soon as we can…they might want to change something.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill