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“The Senate floor is largely empty. Everyone’s schedules are apparently busy enough that standing up against Obamacare doesn’t make the priority list.” Cruz later pointed to the lack of senators attending his speech as being part of the reason why Congress has such a low approval rating.
“Anyone who wants to know why this body is held in low esteem only has to look out to the empty chairs,” he said. And his remarks for his colleagues got a bit more personally biting from there:
There’s a tendency as time goes on to view your constituents as an annoyance. In the private sector if your boss picks up the phone and calls, I suspect neither you nor I sat at the computer and played Solitaire.