Mr. Dershowitz made an appearance on CNN with former New Mexico’s governor Bill Richardson, and he had some choice words for his former Harvard student, Ted Cruz.
Speaking about the government shutdown and the looming breach of the Debt Ceiling, Dershowitz said this about Cruz:
“I think it raises very serious constitutional questions of the kind that Ted Cruz should be interested in. Could you imagine Hamilton and Madison sitting around and drafting the Constitution and the Federalist Papers. They’re talking about how the government has to pay its debts, how it has to secure the credit of the United States, how the House of Representatives to originate bills on revenue.
Nobody in a million years would have contemplated the power of Congress to shut down the government, to create doubts about our creditworthiness.”
Nobody except little Teddy that is. I guess Cruz wasn’t paying attention in class.0