"I am thankful for the support of my colleagues in passing amendments
that are important to the State of Texas and the entire country,
prioritizing the needs of our servicemen and women who daily sacrifice
their lives to promote and defend our nation’s freedom. As this legislation is debated before the full Senate, I will work to
ensure these measures are prioritized and included in final
legislation." - Tea Party hero Sen. Ted Cruz
, whose defense spending amendment to allow Christian troops to harass gay soldiers passed 19-7 in the Senate Armed Services Committee. A similar amendment sponsored by Rep. John Fleming passed last week in a House committee. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. Hate group leader Tony Perkins yesterday issued a press release claiming credit for Cruz' amendment.
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