Letter: The Ayotte dichotomy
Last week the Monitor quoted Sen. Lindsey Graham saying Sen. Ted Cruz was hurting Republicans like Sen. Kelly Ayotte with his insistence of tying defunding of the Affordable Care Act to passage of a continuing resolution bill. On Sunday the Monitor reported two instances where our senator assailed Cruz for tying defeat of the act with the continuing resolution bill. Grant Bosse says in his column that twice “Sen. Kelly Ayotte excoriated Cruz.”
Yet in the Roll Call column we see where on two votes to pass a clean budget resolution last week our senator marched lock step with her Republican counterparts voting no. Now why would she make such loud public statements and yet vote with Cruz? Do you think reelection has any bearing on this? After all, who reads the Roll Call column? Even more interesting is why the Monitor does not point out this dichotomy of statements and actions by our senator.