John Kasich knocks Ted Cruz for accusing Mitch McConnell of lying

by David Sherfinski  |  published on April 16, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday knocked 2016 GOP rival Ted Cruz for saying last year on the Senate floor that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell lied to Mr. Cruz and other senators — a charge the Texas Republican has not backed down from in recent days.

A questioner at a town hall had asked Mr. Kasich how he would get both sides to work together, and Mr. Kasich offered criticism of both President Obama and Mr. Cruz.

“The president of the United States does not know how to work with Congress. He just doesn’t [know] how to do it,” Mr. Kasich said at the event in Watertown, New York, ahead of Tuesday’s GOP presidential primary in the state.

“We got a guy in our party running for president [who] called the majority leader a liar,” Mr. Kasich said, referring to Mr. Cruz. “I mean, how do you think you’re going to work with people if you’re calling ‘em a liar?”

Mr. Kasich also recalled when GOP Rep. Joe Wilson famously shouted “You lie!” during a 2009 presidential address to Congress after Mr. Obama said his health care proposals would not cover illegal immigrants.

  • HadEnough

    I’m No Fan Of Lyin Ted Cruz, But Cruz Was RIGHT: That Mitch McConnell Does LIE All The Time. He Flip Flops All The Time.

  • Robert Early

    RINO Kasich strikes again by defending RINO McConnell. Is there any surprise here, people?

  • Phil Esposito

    Rep. Wilson figured out Obozo in his first year in office. He was right. And McConnell did lie to Cruz and others. It was about the Ex-Im bank. And now look, they’re trying to bring it back. It’s just corporate welfare.

  • Camille Gilliam

    O.K. John, I don’t like McConnell any better than I like Boehner, they are both worthless RINO’s. I told Boehner that he was an embarrassment to the state of Ohio. You are to willing to give in to the Democrats.

  • J.B. Young

    Kasich is not improving his image by staying in the race for president. He is nothing but a Soros paid rino.

  • Robert Kahlcke

    I don’t known about Cruz, however McConnell is a liar. In addition, Kasich is part of the criminal enterprise in Washington,DC

    • Eleanor Cummings

      These were pulled by random so you can see some of the links and videos (his own words) found in


      It sure made for some interesting reading. Made ME change my mind about him.

      37) 2014: A) Ted Cruz wants to Sell OUR National Parks to Private Owners
      (Link: B) Ted Cruz Launches Senate Fight To Auction Off America’s Public Lands (Link:

      40) How Corrupt Lawyer Ted Cruz Helped George W. Bush Steal The 2000 Election. (Link:

      (Like he’s doing to Trump, who isn’t “in on” dirty political Games.)
      41) Top Ted Cruz Activist Jumps Ship…Joins Donald Trump Campaign (Link:

      (Evidently Trump didn’t offer him anything. He went with the RINO bribers.)
      42) Ted Cruz Visits Texas Border To Welcome Illegal Alien Families (Link:

      58) Ted Cruz is in the U.S. Senate Illegally! (Link:

      65) “All citizenship records for Ted Cruz are sealed”: TED CRUZ IS IN THE U.S. SENATE ILLEGALLY? (Link:

      67) How Ted Cruz Screwed Florida In The Year 2000 (Link:

      Ted Cruz is just another CORRUPT Politician working for himself and the Establishment, aka the globalists, the New World Order, NOT for the American people!

      .Now……read and then tell me why YOU still support Cruz…..there are more, but this will give you an idea of what kind of person he is!

      1. Lied about Ben Carson in Iowa
      2. Lies about his eligibility to be President
      3. Lied on a Facebook page where he said Gowdy no longer supports Rubio
      4. Lied about #Trump’s support of the 2nd amendment
      5. Lied about Trump’s stand on abortion
      6. Lies about his receiving money from the Chinese
      7. Lied about his stand on social security
      8. Lies about his support of Obama and the Washington establishment
      9. Lies about his voting record in the Senate
      10. Lies about financial support from “special interest” groups
      11. Lied about his interview on the Duke Machado show in August of 2011 where he himself said he doesn’t qualify to run for President
      12. Lied about Trump’s support of guns for Americans
      13. Lies about his support for people of color
      14. Lied about coming to the United States illegally
      15. Lies about his support of our military and defense budget
      16. Lied about robo-calls made in NH where he said Trump was not running, so be sure to vote for Cruz
      17. Lies about sending another mailer to NH residents threating to expose non-voters
      18. Lies about his non-supporters in the Senate – he is NOT well liked
      19. Lied about Rubio’s stand on pro-life
      20. Lies about his support from evangelical leaders
      21. Lies about his wife and his stand on the New World Order (He, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and many of our corrup politicians endorse NWO.

      I could go on and on but I believe the point is made that Cruz is all about lying and cheating to get votes! I also believe that it is a very sad situation when his supporters don’t want to admit all of this, when it is staring them in the face…..they must have SELECTIVE SEEING AND HEARING.
      I did not list, but it is very important to me…….RESEARCH what his father preaches and what he says about his son. Also, remember that Cruz has his father counseling him in his campaign (the apple does not fall far from the tree).

      Now go back and listen to his ORIGINAL speeches when his campaign first started, especially what his stance was on immigration and open borders. THEN LISTEN TO TRUMP’S ORIGINAL SPEECHES!! A bit of plagiarizing on Ted’s part, wouldn’t you say? He stole Trump’s speeches, almost word for word. Now that takes audacity!!
      Then, we HAVE to consider his ties to the Bush family through the years and he NOW has members of that family working with him and supporting him! Cruz IS NOT an OUTSIDER!!

      • josebear5

        That ids a bunch of crap and you know it.,Trump is as dirty as anyone in Washington in his business deals.

      • Webb

        Welcome to Trump…

  • Webb

    Cruz called out McConnell on the Senate floor, after a meeting of Republicans…
    Did McConnell Ever Rebutt Cruz’s calling him a Liar…No!
    By The Way…Joe Wilson was 100% Correct on ObamaCare!
    Kasich…Move On!

    • josebear5

      Kasich has gotten money form Soro he gave him 700 hundred thousand dollars

  • ADRoberts

    Kasich is deceptive and a liberal. He was the one who vetoed a bill that would have protected some Christians from suits by homosexuals. WHY? I guess he thinks there are more homoexual voters than Christians.
    He just stated that within 100 days of being in office he would implement amnesty. He has NO chance of winning 1237. And he knows it. So what is he doing still running. He is the spoiler, working from the Establishment Repubs to make sure that neither Cruz or Trump gets 1237. Then the elite will give the nomination to the person of THEIR choice.
    Typical Republican Establishment —- Refusing to allow the grass roots a voice.
    Time to send them the way of the Whigs. And make sure that you keep a list of who they are so they can’t try to sneak into a new party and take it over too

    • Eleanor Cummings

      You said “He has NO chance of winning”??? Wrong. Check this out and learn just how crooked the RNC is!!

      • ADRoberts

        No need. They are all labeled politicians. ANd they are all sold out.
        I had only hoped that Cruz was still a man of his word. No way to know even that. But he is still the closest to being a good man.
        And it remains that Kasich is playing the game. He DID veto the bill protecting Christians. He did claim that 100 days after he takes office he will implement amnesty. (Not even Obama has tried to do that)
        And he has NO chance to win 1237 votes.

        • Eleanor Cummings

          Check out the RNC rules for a brokered convention. Even if a candidate has won AT LEAST ONE STATE he can be the republican nominee. Read more at 1776 Coalition:

          • ADRoberts

            The efforts of the Elite Establishment. They are under orders from the Bilderbergs and are doing what they are being told.
            Apparently, it is of no concern that they are about to destroy the entire party.
            John 14:1-3
            Let not your hearts be troubled. Ye believe in the Father. Believe also in me………..”. Read the rest. It is the ONLY hope.

          • Eleanor Cummings

            Won’t break my heart when the republican party self-destructs. I only switched to republican to vote the primary. I’ll wait a bit to see if a new party is formed. If not, then I’ll go back to being an Independent. The republican party is too dirty and crooked for me. it’s a regular cesspool of filth and corruption as far as I’m concerned.

    • Patriot068

      All full of rats, the Elites don’t want to loose control. I say CLEAN THEM ALL OUT!! Our founding fathers didn’t intend for career politicians but to have people elected during each election cycle from the populace. I did 4 years in DC and was around all those assholes who kiss ass, make back room deals, they think they are ENTITLED they are a bunch of self absorbed AZZHOLES who are so out of touch with their base it’s pitiful. How can a 23 yr career politician who sheltered say he has his constituents best interest at heart?? They cant!! Their parties made me sick and I had to bite my tongue more times than I could count they are out of touch living in a dream world# we should go back to the old way and everyone elected should have a REAL JOB IF THEY CAN FIND ONE IN THIS ECONOMY and when not in session should work that job as their only income like our for father’s did!! Way back they only worked I believe 3-4 months out of the year because theur was no AC back then so they worked the coolest months then went back to their real jobs. These career politicians have got NO CLUE WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE INSIDE THE BELTWAY IT’S A BUBBLE AND THEY ARE PROTECTED FROM THE REST OF THE USA trust me after 4 years u couldn’t wait to bail

  • Cbt_Engr

    McConnell was very much a liar in the situation Sen. Cruz called him out on. Cruz just happened to be the only Senator with guts enough to call him out. McConnell is the perfect example of a 1st Class RINO — he will sell us out to the demo-craps every chance he gets. Regardless of what anybody thinks of Sen. Cruz as a presidential candidate, he should be applauded for calling out McConnell as a liar! Besides, who gives a rat’s _ _ _ what that slimy politician Kasich says anyway!

    • Patriot068

      Kasich is like a case of herpes or genital warts, he just won’t go away. He’s sticking it out till the end because he has the money and only has won one state ( his) he’s hoping for a contested convention and hoping the GOP nominates his dumb ass. If that happens they might as well forgo the Nov elections and give Billary the POTUS position because that’s what’s going to happen

  • VanceJ

    A lie is a lie. not matter who say’s it. And you lie like a rug on the floor.

  • Terry Hoagland

    I suppose Kasich has never told a lie he’s doing nothing but trying to get voters on his side he needs to step aside but he won’t because he’s a snake hiding in the grass ready to strike.

  • josebear5

    Kasich is as lair brag about everything hes done and he hasn’t done anything.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      Why do you think the RNC wants a brokered convention?? They want Kasich or Ryan as republican nominee!!

      • josebear5

        Never happen the people have had enough

        • Eleanor Cummings

          You think not? Do you see hoe they’re circumventing the fact that Trump has the majority of votes by the people?? The voters of Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, and now Wyoming have had their Civil Rights violated, and there has been fraud in EVERY state; fraud committed by Cruz, Rubio, RNC/GOP And their big money PACS. What gives these 168 members of the RNC the right to try to force the majority of voters to accept THEIR choice for nominee?? They don’t care what the voter wants. VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE?? They’d have those polls rigged too. How do you think some of them got elected in the first place?? Read more at 1776 Coalition:

  • Kent2012

    well I guess a spade is a spade…or a mcdoogler or a boner of an african pretender…of course when you tell folks that “I will vote to do such and such” in order to get elected and do nothing of the sort…I would say that you are a liar…and an ahole…if you are a politician then you are an ahole deluxe…

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