UPDATE: I have removed Governor Jindal’s twitter handle from the title. His staff reached out to me to say he is not engaging in politics right now. In the wake of the Lafayette shooting, he has gone off the campaign trail to focus on the situation in Louisiana. Today he is attending the funerals of the victims.

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It is stuff like this that has Donald Trump in first place, kicking everybody else’s back side. And it is stuff like this that is going to see [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] start rising in the polls.

I realize [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] is a competitor to the other candidates, but if they cannot share the Republican voters’ outrage over what happened in the Senate yesterday, they might need to let Donald Trump and [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] run for office.

The Senate Republicans, joined with Democrats, and set the stage for reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, a bank that Governor Rick Perry of Texas has been vocally critical of with Cruz, and the Senate Republicans refused to put up a vote for defunding Planned Parenthood or Obamacare.

The Republicans have all talked a great gam of late on the campaign trail, but when [mc_name name=’Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’L000577′ ] tried to get it defunded in the Senate, Mitch McConnell refused not only to allow the vote, but wouldn’t even allow a roll call vote on it.

Republican Senators refused to fight evil because they do not like Cruz and Lee.

Where the hell are the Republican leader? Of the 2,347 candidates running for President, surely there are more than just Donald Trump and [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ] willing to speak forcefully and vocally against the Republicans in Washington.

It is outrageous. The excuses of the Senate Republicans hold no water.

Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, and the rest should be publicly calling on [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] to allow the votes.

And [mc_name name=’Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’R000595′ ], who tweeted he was headed to South Carolina today, should be headed to the Senate instead to help his friend Mike Lee defund Planned Parenthood.

Donald Trump is leading the Republicans in polling because he was the only guy showing leadership against Washington. Ted Cruz showed that leadership this weekend and Republicans should be thanking him for exposing the cronies and corruption.