It’s possible that Texas Senator Ted Cruz may be the most detested individual in U.S. Senate history. Many people credit Cruz for much of Republican primary front-runner Trump’s success.
Even Lindsey Graham, a current Cruz “supporter,” before his reluctant endorsement, described having to choose between Trump and Cruz:
It’s like being shot or poisoned,” Graham told reporters Thursday in response. “What does it really matter?
Unlike Sen. Graham, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) said he’d rather pick real poison than vote for Cruz:
I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I’ll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination. Now, having said that, I think you’re going to see Donald Trump scoring a big victory tonight. I have not endorsed Donald Trump. In fact, I actually voted by absentee ballot for John Kasich.
King went on to resign to what he believed to be the inevitable:
The likelihood is Donald Trump is going to get the nomination. I want Donald Trump to know that if he wants the support of Republicans, he’s gotta get more substance. He’s gotta really learn what he’s talking about and can’t just be talking off the top of his head and making reckless charges.” King said.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Trump, but it would seem that King would rather support a know-nothing, loud-mouthed, race baiting billionaire than Ted Cruz.
Here’s the video.
Ted Cruz likes to brag about how no one in Washington likes him. Cruz is the kind of guy who would boast how his co-workers threw him a going away party but didn’t invite him to a job interview. He’s oblivious to everyone and anyone who doesn’t drink his unpopular Koolaid.
October 2013, Cruz lead a government shutdown to force President Obama to defund Obamacare. His actions saw the closures of every Federal State Park in the U.S. One state hit very hard by the then-freshman Senator’s actions was Arizona. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) described how Cruz’s insane and irresponsible actions hurt his constituents:
Where I disagree with Sen. Cruz — and I made this statement to him publicly and privately — was shutting down the government injured the people my state!” McCain said, becoming angry. “I am elected to represent them.
I have to say, ‘Stop! You’re wrong, you’re crazy!’” McCain exclaimed. “That’s what I have to say and if I sound angry, it’s because I have met and talked to constituents of mine who are on minimum wage who had to resort to go to food banks. I’m going to do everything in my power to make sure that doesn’t happen again
There was no chance of success and anybody that believes that there is, is very naive about the Constitution of the United States