Ted Cruz: ‘Speaker Nancy Pelosi Is Drunk On Power’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) roasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the Senate floor Thursday, saying she is drunk on power for reinstating the mask mandate.

“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 receded from a series of letters to Bishop Craig from Lord Acton. The Texan explained that “those words were true in 1887, and they’re true today.”

“Be one understand how power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Look no further than the other chamber in the United States Capitol. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is drunk on power,” Cruz declared.

“The orders that Speaker Pelosi is issuing are abusive and unprecedented,” talking about Pelosi’s threats to members of Congress, who he mentioned are “elected by the people,” and explained how the Speaker is trying to fine members who walk onto the House floor without a mask.

“Who the hell is she to be fining members of the House?” Cruz asked, noting that she did not just disrespect the Constitution and the “democratic system that elects leaders,” but she disrespected the people who work in the Capitol.

“That is an absolute and complete abuse of power. She has no authority to disrespect the men and women who work here to threaten you with physical harm to threaten you with imprisonment,” he said. Pelosi is only doing this for political theater, Cruz continued:

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