Senate Republicans Frustrated With, Embarrassed By, Ted Cruz
They don’t like his tactics. Many don’t like him. He’s an embarrassment to many. Democrats should just sit back and watch the wrestling match. Let them knock each other out.
As Cruz prepared to speak for hours on the Senate floor to try to delay work on the government-funding measure, many fellow GOP senators exited a conference meeting said they thought his strategy would backfire on their party.
We have an obligation to govern and it does not make sense to link defunding ObamaCare, as much as I’d like to see that come about, with a measure that is essential to keep government funding,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine.). “That includes vital money for the Department of Defense that pays our troops in harms way.
“I don’t think its good policy and good policy and good politics usually go together,” she said.
Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.), who has previously criticized the strategy, said threatening a government shutdown was never a good tactic…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) convened a special all-conference meeting on Tuesday to try to unify his conference.
Good luck with that.