Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor Thursday to slam House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) over re-masking mandates in the House and threats to arrest those who don’t comply amid a rise in new COVID cases including some among vaccinated people.
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts, absolutely. Great men are almost exclusively bad men, even where they exercise influence and not authority,” Cruz read from a series of letters to Bishop Craig from Lord Acton. “Those words were true in 1887, and they’re true today,” he explained.
For an example of this principle in action, he said, “Look no further than the other chamber in the United States Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is drunk on power.”
He called for members of the House and Senate to “stand on the side of the American people” and “stand on the side of freedom.”
The Constitution never meant for the Speaker of the House to have so much power, and at some point we are going to have to take it back.
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