Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson tells Newsmax TV he is “spooked” by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and that he should be removed from his job.
“Anybody that calls a majority leader a liar on the floor of the U.S. Senate ought to be canned and thrown out of the Senate,” Simpson said Monday on “The Steve Malzberg Show.”
Cruz’s comments came after the Senate passed the $1.1 trillion budget deal against the wishes of conservative members of the Republican Party, including Cruz.
“What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that [contradicts] not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, [it] was a simple lie,” Cruz told his colleagues. “We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are false. That has consequences for how this body operates.”
Cruz may be leading in the presidential polls in Iowa, Simpson said, but he noted that Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum have done well there too, only to go down “like a flaming comet.”
On a separate issue, Simpson said GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for an apology from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“She’s never going to do anything,” Simpson said. “She spent her whole life not apologizing to anybody. Why would you start now at this age?”