Senator Ted Cruz is absolutely furious, and he’s directed his anger straight at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. On a recent episode of “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” a podcast that he co-hosts with Ben Ferguson, the senator spoke out about the Republican Party’s failure to win back control of the Senate in the midterm elections. He expressed his disbelief that McConnell had chosen not to support Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters – an action which Cruz called “indefensible”.
Cruz was particularly vocal about just how much of a missed opportunity the midterms had been for Republicans. He said it should have been “a fundamental landslide election”, noting that they were in a position to gain 30-50 votes in the House and potentially up to 55 in the Senate. Instead, he pointed to McConnell’s PAC as having pulled $8 million from what could have been a successful campaign for Masters in Arizona.
“Well, Ben, let me start off by saying I am so pissed off, I cannot even see straight. We had an extraordinary opportunity. We had a generational opportunity. This should have been a fundamental landslide election. We should have won the House and the Senate. We should have a 30, 40, 50 vote majority in the House. We should have 53, 54, 55 Republicans in the Senate,” Cruz said.
Cruz insisted that they could have won Arizona had it not been for Mitch dropping support for Masters. He once again labeled this decision as indefensible and reiterated his extreme disappointment at missing out on such a key chance to gain back power in Congress.
While it remains to be seen whether or not McConnell will acknowledge these comments from Senator Cruz, one thing is certain, Texans don’t mess around when it comes to taking a stand against injustice! Even though their hopes of gaining control of both chambers of Congress weren’t realized this time around, perhaps the message sent by Cruz will lead to firmer backing for future Republican candidates so that similar opportunities aren’t wasted again.