Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has made himself the latest prominent Republican official to cast blame on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over the Republican Party’s poor midterm election performance.
“Well, let me start off by saying I am so pissed off, I cannot even see straight,” Cruz said on his “Verdict” podcast.
Cruz slammed McConnell for what “should have been a fundamental landslide election,” citing the Minority Leader’s withdrawal of crucial GOP funding from Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters’ campaign to use against another Trump-endorsed candidate in Alaska.
“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 told co-host Ben Ferguson on Monday.
“I 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.
“Because Masters said he would vote against Mitch McConnell, and so Mitch would rather be leader than have a Republican majority. If there’s a Republican who can win, who’s not gonna support Mitch, the truth of the matter is he’d rather the Democrat win. So he pulled all the money out of Arizona,” Cruz said, adding that McConnell’s actions have left America “screwed for the next four years.”
“We’re gonna see horrible Left-wing judges confirmed for the next two years, because of this. We’re gonna see judges taking away our free speech rights, our religious liberty rights, our Second Amendment rights. It is an enormous missed opportunity. And I gotta say, it is hard to describe my feelings as anything other than rage,” Cruz concluded.
45th President Donald Trump echoed Cruz’ concerns in a series of Truth Social posts on Monday, Valiant News reported.
“It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault,” Trump said of the midterms.
“Spending money to defeat great Republican candidates instead of backing Blake Masters and others was a big mistake. Giving 4 Trillion Dollars to the Radical Left for the Green New Deal, not Infrastructure, was an even bigger mistake,” he continued.
“He blew the Midterms, and everyone despises him and his otherwise lovely wife, Coco Chow!”