Hey, if you're Ted Cruz and you’re despised by every single person who has ever known you for any length of time except your wife, then you may as well put on some rose-colored glasses and pretend the sun is shining, right? That's exactly what he did Monday, reports Nick Gass.
Participating in a town hall event on ABC's "Good Morning America," the Texas senator responded to a taped question from a man in Louisiana who noted that Cruz has developed a reputation in the Senate for being an obstructionist and asked him how he would mend those fences.
Just last Thursday, Cruz refused to apologize in another interview for calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor last July.
"Now, I will plead guilty to having stood up to the career politicians in Washington, stood up to both Democrats and leaders of my own party, because what's happening in Washington is broken," Cruz said, adding, "Now fast-forward after we win, once we win, I believe that I'm going to have a very productive and positive relationship with Congress."
Ted Cruz is the only person who believes this, which ranks it among his most preposterous and fantastical of claims. Of his 53 Senate GOP colleagues, only one has wholeheartedly endorsed him: Utah Sen. Mike Lee. Idaho Sen. Jim Risch wasn’t sure whether he had really endorsed Cruz. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham never officially endorsed Cruz, he just said he would campaign for him because Donald Trump would be such a disaster for the Republican party. Basically, the same idea as this tepid support from Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse:
Anyone else getting the sense that you-know-what might freeze over before Cruz unites the party and Congress embraces him?