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Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell
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Why Ted Cruz is lashing out at Mitch McConnell

CNN  —  Ted Cruz went ham on Mitch McConnell on Monday. “Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority,” Cruz said on his podcast. “If there’s a Republican who can win who’s not going to support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he’d rather the Democrat win.” Which, well, whoa! Cruz has also been part of a small group of Republican senators pushing to delay leadership elections until after the December 6 runoff in Georgia. Asked Tuesday by CNN whether he would back McConnell as Senate GOP leader, he declined to answer. How to explain Cruz’s rhetoric about McConnell? Easy. It’s politics. Cruz has made no secret of his political ambitions. He fin...