On January 5th, 2015 Senator John Cornyn of Texas requested permission to address the United States Senate regarding the funding of the Department of Homeland Security.”
His comments exposed how politics is really played in Washington behind the scenes:
“Mr. President, for the second time in 2 days our friends across the aisle have killed important funding for the Department of Homeland Security, a bill worth about $40 billion that was passed by the House of Representatives and sent over for the Senate to consider.
I continue to be amazed, watching Member after Member across the aisle come down here and vote to block this important piece of legislation, and then, in the same breath, accuse the majority of threatening to shut down the government. It strikes me as surreal. They are the ones filibustering the funding for the Department of Homeland Security, and they are claiming we are trying to shut down the government.
I know it is sometimes hard to explain what happens in the Halls of Congress and Washington, DC, but my folks back home can’t understand how they can block something and then claim they are for it–and then the people who are actually advocating for the passage of this funding, claiming somehow we are going to shut down the government.
It just doesn’t make any sense, and it is the kind of double talk I think people have come to despise and associate with Washington, DC, and Congress.”
Source: Congressional Record
See video: Senator Cornyn Vows to Protect Homeland, Fight Obama Immigration Directive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyU9wA8mXic