Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday the GOP should fight tooth-and-nail against a Democrat-backed proposal that would expand the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by 87,000 agents.
“I think we oughta fight an epic, knock-down, drag-out fight over stopping the Democrats from funding 87,000 new IRS agents to harass and intimidate and persecute Americans and their political enemies,” Cruz said on his podcast.
“Now, to do that, we will have to draw a line in the sand and saw, we will not fund them. Here’s what will happen next… The Democrats and the media will say, Republicans are shutting down the government, because the only way to do that is on a government funding bill,” he said.
“If past is prologue, our current leadership will agree with the Democrats and the media,” he said. “I think the American people are pissed with Republicans behaving like jellyfish. We need to stand up and fight.”