A House Republican lawmaker says many of his fellow GOP colleagues in Congress, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), donít live in ďpolitical reality.Ē [WATCH VIDEO]Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) said that shutting down the government ďover a deep matter of principleĒ didnít add up. He defected on a key vote during the shutdown, and called for a ďcleanĒ government-funding bill.
ďRevenues have to come up a bit because itís a conservative principle that one generation pays for the goods or services that it benefits from,Ē Rigell said as he marked up a white board to explain his extensive calculation leading to the politically unpopular conclusion.
But politics factors into that equation, Rigell noted, as he tied the idea together with the word ďr-e-a-l-i-t-y.Ē
Asked if Cruz recognizes political reality, Rigell calmly responded, ďNo.Ē
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Glad to see at least one (im sure there is more) are actually connected with reality. Hope a lot more will follow Representative Rigell's example.