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FL Sen. Nelson Slams Cruz: "Senator Cruz has gone over the line"

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) during an Senate Armed Services Committee meeting today saying he had "gone over the line." During a hearing on Chuck Hagel’s Defense Secretary nomination, Cruz objected to moving forward on the nomination and made wild and strange accusations that Hagel might have received money directly from countries like North Korea and Saudi Arabia. Of course, Cruz provided no evidence for his wild claims.

"I want to put on the record that this senator feels like Senator Cruz has gone over the line," Nelson said. "He basically has impugned the patriotism of the nominee. And your conclusions, which you are entitled to come to, in essence about him being cozy with Iran."

"You have also stated your opinion that you don't think he's been truthful with this committee, and those are two fairly strong statements," Nelson said.

"There's a certain degree of comity and civility that this committee has always been known for," Nelson said. "Clearly in the sharpness of difference of opinion — to question in essence whether somebody is a fellow traveler with another country, I think is taking it too far."