So Ted Cruz says vote against minimum wage because it helps young people? has this bit from a floor speech by Senator Cruz that is positively mind-bending. Huh?

“Republicans today argued that they were not allowing debate in the Senate on this issue for the sake of low wage workers. Perhaps the best rendition of this came from Ted Cruz, who claimed he voted No for the sake of young minorities:

“Every senator who votes ‘yes’ is voting with an absolute certainty that hundreds of thousands of workers, including a great many African-American teenagers and a great many Hispanic teenagers, will be laid off as a consequence of their vote,” Cruz said. “I would challenge any of the senators in this chamber to look in the eyes of those African-American teenagers, those Hispanic teenagers who are looking for a better opportunity.”

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