Joe Scarborough Defends Ted Cruz: ‘Not His Fault’

‘I want to, for one moment, stand in defense of Ted Cruz and this idea that somehow this is all Ted Cruz’s fault’

Scarborough Defends Ted Cruz: Not His Fault the GOP Lacks Any Sort of ‘Leadership’ (Mediaite)

On Thursday’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough offered up his “defense” of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who has come under intense political scrutiny for leading the charge into government shutdown.

“This will surprise quite a few people,” Scarborough led off, “but I want to, for one moment, stand in defense of Ted Cruz and this idea that somehow this is all Ted Cruz’s fault.” If there were a “Democratic Ted Cruz” who tried the same thing in the 1980s, the MSNBC host asserted, “he would have been squashed like a little bug” by Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill.

“If someone had done this to Nancy Pelosi,” he added, “they would have been pounded.”

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