Sen. Cruz ‘Pissed Off’ with Mitch McConnell

Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is fiery mad and he’s taking aim at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cruz got intense on a Monday podcast and said that the GOP should have won the majority in the upper chamber of Congress. He blamed McConnell for his decision not to support Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters.

Cruz released an episode of his podcast that is called “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” where he and co-host Ben Ferguson talked about the midterm elections. They focused on the failure of the Republicans to recapture the Senate.

The Texas senator shared his frustration and said there was no excuse for McConnell choosing to abandon Masters, he called it “indefensible.”

“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.

Sen. Cruz is referring to McConnell’s PAC allegedly pulling $8 million in campaign spending from Arizona after Masters won the primary election, according to Fox News. 

On the podcast, Cruz was asked if he thought McConnell would donate to Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker’s campaign in the run-off election. He said that he probably would, but he also said that he believes the GOP could have won Arizona. 

“Oh, look, I’m sure he will raise money and invest in the race … But if you look at this last cycle, Mitch McConnell pulled the money out of Arizona. We could have won — won Arizona. We nearly won Arizona and abandoning Blake Masters was indefensible,” Cruz said.

It will be interesting to see if McConnell has the hutzpah to respond to Sen. Cruz. He probably knows not to mess with Texas.