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Cornyn Has Learned the American Public Does Not Approve of Government Shutdowns

I’ve evolved. Part of wisdom is to learn from your experiences, and I think we learned the hard way that shutdowns are not well received by the American people.

— Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), quoted by Roll Call, on now having “the responsibility to govern.”

Poetic Justice

Bruisin’ for Cruz

“Tailgunner” Ted Cruz must’ve sensed he was in trouble
When McConnell and Cornyn pulled their support on the double.
Cruz’ call for a filibuster
Lost much of its luster
When the GOP’s Senate heavies burst his Obamacare bubble.



Ms. Kagan is likewise a surprising choice because she lacks judicial experience. Most Americans believe that prior judicial experience is a necessary credential for a Supreme Court Justice.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, May 12, 2010

I mean, one reason I felt so strongly about Harriet Miers’s qualifications is I thought she would fill some very important gaps in the Supreme Court. Because right now you have people who’ve been federal judges, circuit judges most of their lives, or academicians. And what you see is a lack of grounding in reality and common sense that I think would be very beneficial.

– Sen. Cornyn, Oct. 27, 2005