Thursday, June 01, 2017

Mr. Popular … and no, we're not talking about Donald Trump

Inside Al Franken’s blood feud with Ted Cruz, ‘the guy who microwaves fish’ in the office

By Derek Hawkins June 1 at 5:36 AM, WashPost

There are few people in the halls of Congress who would dispute that the most hated man among them is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).

Since he took office in 2013, Cruz seems to have made only enemies. Although the Capitol, and the Senate in particular, is a place where civility and decorum are supposed to be the norm, many of Cruz’s detractors have not bothered to hold back.

He has been publicly called a “wacko bird” and a “jackass” by senior lawmakers. His fellow Texas senator, Republican John Cornyn, said it was a mistake for him to show up at the Republican National Convention last year. “If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) once opined.

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