特德·克鲁兹(Ted Cruz)如何搞砸参议院共和党人

密苏里州参议员上周的决定. 乔什·霍利 ([R) 至 formally object to the 2020 Electoral College results this Wednesday was bad for Republicans.

德州参议员的决定. 泰德·克鲁斯 ([R) 举办 10 more Senate colleagues to also announce on Saturday that they also planned to object to the results is way, way worse.
看到, Hawley’s objectionif he was the lone voice among GOP senators doing socould be written off as the strategy of an ambitious young pol who wants to make a name for himself before the 2024 GOP primary.
But when Cruz, who also wants to run for president (再次) 在 2024, 和 10 other Republican senators announced they, 太, would oppose the Electoral College results, then it became an un-ignorable and un-dismissible issue for Republicans.

    Because now almost 25% 的 52 sitting Republican senators are planning to go on record to object to the results, which have been certified in all 50 states and to which no serious objections can be raised.
    The Cruz eleven realize that their effort isn’t going anywhere. Both houses of Congress would have to vote to uphold objections to electors. Neither will, and neither should. If all they want to do is signal that they are upset that Biden won, this isn’t the manner or the forum to do it.
    What Cruz’s gambit do is make it impossible for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (肯塔基州) to cast this vote as anything other than a pure loyalty test vis a vis Trump.
    And that’s a problem for people like Sens. 罗伯·波特曼 (俄亥俄), 丽莎·默科夫斯基 (阿拉斯加州) and Roy Blunt (密苏里州) who a) have said they won’t support the objection and b) are up for reelection in 2022.
      That trio is now ripe for Trump-backed primary challenges by candidates who can point to Wednesday’s vote as a moment of choosing between “真实” Republicans and RINOs (Republicans In Name Only).
      重点: Ted Cruz has never been terribly popular among his Senate colleagues. And this won’t help.

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