The Houston Chronicle has yanked its endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz, the Teahadist architect of the government shutdown aimed at defunding Obamacare, which led to nearly one million Americans losing their jobs. An op-ed in the Houston Chronicle asks, “does anyone miss Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison? It goes on to say, “One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate:”
When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator.
Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.
We feel certain she would have worked shoulder to shoulder with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in crafting a workable solution that likely would have avoided the government shutdown altogether.
The Wall Street Journal also delivered its own smackdown of Sen. Cruz and House Republicans, urging them on Wednesday to “wrap up this comedy of political errors” and move on to “fight more intelligently another day.”
This comes as GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (NH) wants Ted Cruz to stay out of the way during the Senate vote to reopen the government and not hold up the process like he did with his 21-hour ‘green eggs and ham’ filibuster debacle.
[H/T Think Progress]