Whoa. Did Sen. Ted Cruz just do a 180-degree switcheroo and vote for cloture on the bill to defund Obamacare? A lot of people (including some well-known liberal bloggers and several journalists for MSM outlets) seem to think so:
Wrong. This was a motion to schedule the vote on cloture. It’s just a procedural vote, in other words — one that Sen. Cruz never said he would oppose. The key cloture vote will take place on Saturday.