Sen. Cornyn Takes Veiled Swipe at Cruz over Loretta Lynch Vote Absence


Senator Ted Cruz was one of the most vocal Republicans in opposing the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general. He even delivered a fairly strong speech on the Senate floor on the matter, but when Lynch was finally confirmed this week, Cruz was the sole senator who didn’t cast a vote.

This was in spite of a previous interview Cruz gave saying his vote on Lynch would be “unambiguously no.” (Cruz skipped the final vote for a fundraiser.)

A Cruz spokesperson said he voted no on the cloture vote and “that was the vote that mattered.”

Well, that’s not exactly how his fellow Texas Republican senator sees it. John Cornyn very noticeably subtweeted Cruz this morning:

Amanda Carpenter, Cruz’s communications director, responded indirectly to complaints from Cornyn and others:

[h/t The Hill]
[image via Gage Skidmore]

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