Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made himself the latest prominent Republican official to cast blame on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over the Republican Party’s poor midterm election performance.
“Well, let me start off by saying I am so pissed off, I cannot even see straight,” Cruz said on his “ Verdict ” podcast.
Cruz slammed McConnell for what “should have been a fundamental landslide election,” citing the Minority Leader’s withdrawal of crucial GOP funding from Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters’ campaign to use against another Trump-endorsed candidate in Alaska.
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