(RawStory) On Wednesday afternoon, while speaking on the Senate floor, Tea Party darling and freshman Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he does not trust the Republican leadership to properly handle budget negotiations on the next Congressional showdown regarding the budget ceiling, nor does he trust the Democrats. The contentious arch-conservative senator seemed to go out of his way in his remarks Wednesday to question the judgment of senior Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
"Madame President," Cruz said to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who was presiding over the Senate session, "the senior senator from Arizona urged this body to trust the Republicans. Let me be clear, I don't trust the Republicans."
"And I don't trust the Democrats," he continued after a beat. "And I think a whole lot of Americans likewise don't trust the Republicans and the Democrats because it is leadership in both parties that has gotten us into this mess."
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