Ted Cruz said that he won’t humble himself before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to smooth over the rough relationship he has developed with colleagues.
[Cruz] tells me he won’t go ‘on bended knee, with my hat in hand’ to Mitch McConnell to unify GOP against [Trump], FOX News’s James Rosen tweeted Wednesday morning.
CNN published a report Tuesday quoting Sens. John Cornyn, John Thune and Orrin Hatch as saying that Cruz should work to repair his Senate ties, and that he has work to do to earn the goodwill of his cohorts.
I think he’s got some bridges to build here, said Sen. John Thune, the No. 3 Senate Republican. I think it would be helpful obviously for him — if he thinks he is going to be the guy or wants to be the guy — to come back here to mend some of those fences that he tore down when he was here.
That was not proper as you know, and I raised hell about it, Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, said of Cruz’s criticism of McConnell. I’m a great believer of repentance and changing, and I think there’s a gradual change there that I’m noticing, which is good.
Hatch also had this to say of Cruz: It’s always helpful when you admit you’re wrong.