By Republican senators (via Politico):
Ted Cruz faced a barrage of hostile questions Wednesday from angry GOP senators, who lashed the Texas tea party freshman for helping prompt a government shutdown crisis without a strategy to end it.
At a closed-door lunch meeting in the Senate’s Mansfield Room, Republican after Republican pressed Cruz to explain how he would propose to end the bitter budget impasse with Democrats, according to senators who attended the meeting. A defensive Cruz had no clear plan to force an end to the shutdown — or explain how he would defund Obamacare, as he has demanded all along, sources said.
The lesson here is when you follow a moron to the edge of cliff, chances are you’re going to fall off.
- Ted Cruz blasted by angry Republican colleagues for prompting the shutdown crisis (freakoutnation.com)
- Government shutdown 2013: Ted Cruz blasted by angry GOP colleagues – POLITICO.com (tribuneofthepeople.com)
- Ted Cruz Is in Hot Water – With the GOP (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Schumer: Boehner ‘A Puppet — With Ted Cruz Pulling The Strings’ (talkingpointsmemo.com)