'Republicans blinked!' Ted Cruz slams members of his own party for not pushing for debt default
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Republicans are in disarray after the GOP's Senate leader came to an agreement to raise the debt ceiling to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its debt.

"Thursday's debt-limit deal has prompted a new round of attacks on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell by former president Donald Trump and his supporters, highlighting McConnell's beleaguered role in a party where Trump remains the most powerful force," The Washington Post reported.

In a statement emailed to reporters on Thursday evening, Trump urged GOP senators to kill the deal, even though it could wipe out $15 trillion in wealth and cost 6 million jobs.

"Republican Senators, do not vote for this terrible deal being pushed by folding Mitch McConnell. Stand strong for our Country. The American people are with you!" Trump argued shortly before the vote.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted McConnell on the floor of the Senate.

"And then, unfortunately, yesterday, Republicans blinked," Cruz said. "I think that was a mistake, I think that was the wrong decision."


Trump had also blasted the deal after it was announced on Wednesday.

"Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again. He's got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it's time to play the hand. Don't let them destroy our Country!" Trump urged.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also chimed in.

"I don't understand why we as Republicans are folding here," Graham said said. "This is a complete capitulation."

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) also blasted McConnell, telling him to "Stop selling out!"

It even became an issue in the 2022 midterms as former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is running for U.S. Senate, vowed to vote to replace McConnell as GOP leader.

Greene said she tied up the Senate switchboard with complaints.

Greene even posted an entire thread against McConnell.