While Democrats were predictably critical during the hearing, perhaps the most notable comments came from Texas Republican Ted Cruz.
“The process that the State Department followed in this issue, not to put too fine a point on it, was crap,” an audibly annoyed Cruz said. “For whatever reason, the administration, through what seems to me a not fully baked decision-making process, decided to circumvent the law, circumvent the constitutional responsibility of Congress and act unilaterally.”
Cruz also pledged that if State tries to use the emergency exemption again without a “clear and extent emergency” that Congress agrees with, he would vote against supporting the administration and other Republicans would follow.
“Follow the damn law, and respect it,” he added.