There are few people in the Congress who have earned as much hatred as Senator Ted Cruz both before he began campaigning for the presidency of the United States and during the campaign itself.
He won the enmity of members of the House of Representatives before the campaign when he inserted himself into the business of the House and then shocked the nation when he called Mitch McConnell, the Majority Leader of the Senate, "a liar" on national TV.
During the campaign he made it plain that he had little respect for members of Congress and the policies they enacted, so it should come as no surprise that they are not happy about his return to that body.
According to a report on CNN, Cruz, while speaking at a luncheon in Washington this past week, said, "I didn't really want to come back to the Senate," to which Sen. John McCain responded, "Well, we didn't really want you back, either."
This was not the first time his colleagues made their feelings known about Cruz. Sen. Lindsey Graham is quoted as saying, "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody could convict you."
None of this seems to deter Ted Cruz, however. He says he will run for re-election to the Senate in 2018.
Beau Weisman, Editor