In Politico, Manu Raju and Burgess Everett write:
“In the seven months since McConnell has assumed the reins of Senate majority leader, he has faced a cadre of problems stemming from a small group of rabble-rousing conservatives who’ve challenged his tactics and strategy. For the most part, he’s been able to move past those disputes, despite some setbacks — largely because most GOP senators find it in their political interest to have a positive relationship with the man in charge of the chamber’s schedule.
“Then there’s Ted Cruz.
“Since delivering his blistering floor speech Friday, attacking McConnell in personal terms for “lying” about his deal making, Cruz has grown more alienated within the GOP Conference than ever.”
Read the entire thing.