Shortly after Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) finished his epic filibuster of Obama’s CIA nominee, John Brennan, Senator Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) came out swinging at his junior Republican colleagues in U.S. Senate, calling Paul and Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) “Wacko Birds.”
“But I also think that when, you know, it’s always the wacko birds on right and left that get the media megaphone.”-Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
This past weekend in Miami, Florida, we caught up to one of the elusive and endangered Senate “Wacko Birds” Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and asked him what his thoughts were about being called such a term.
Cruz looked at me and the Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo, chuckled, and responded, “I take that as a badge of honor.”
Earlier in the week, Senator Paul responded to McCain’s not-so-senatorial use of words by saying ,”I treat Sen. McCain with respect. I don’t think I always get the same in return.”