Cruz cozying up to those who despise him
The Republican establishment may need Cruz, and he definitely needs them.
He’s disparaged his own Republican leader as a liar and dismissed fellow senators as part of the “Washington cartel.” But now, with his presidential prospects hanging in the balance, Ted Cruz is moving closer than ever to the D.C. establishment.
Directly and through surrogates, the Texas senator is aggressively reaching out to his Senate colleagues as he prepares for the possibility of a convention floor fight against Donald Trump. And Cruz’s emissaries on Capitol Hill are now signaling to senior Republicans that Cruz would be willing to work with them as the GOP nominee in a way Trump would not.