Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday indicated that he felt Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) did some damage to the Republican Party by forcing the Senate to clear a 60-vote threshold to raise the debt ceiling on Wednesday.
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) February 13, 2014
The Wall Street Journal editorial McCain posted to Twitter argues that Cruz’s objection to voting with a simple majority, which forced GOP leaders to vote to raise the debt limit, could hurt the re-election prospects of senators facing primary challengers from the right. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party opponent Matt Bevin quickly criticized the the Kentucky Republican after he voted for cloture on the bill.
[H/t Huffington Post]
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