ABC News' Karl Bashes Cruz: 'How Much Do Your Colleagues Just Despise You?'

On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, hosted by Martha Raddatz, reporter Jonathan Karl interviewed Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and proceeded to body-slam him for his involvement in the government shutdown debate. “People hated this shutdown, they hated this impasse and this was seen as the Ted Cruz shutdown. You more than any single individual were seen as the one that triggered this crisis to begin with,” Karl ranted. When Cruz tried to get a word in edgewise, Karl stated, “there never would have been a shutdown if you hadn't gone with the strategy of saying we're not even going to fund the government for six weeks unless we can defund Obamacare”

 

Finally, he asked Cruz, “How much do your colleagues just despise you right now on the floor? I mean, I hear some really strong language from your own fellow Republican senators.”


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