Ron Reagan: Cruz Will Make GOP 'Smoking Ruin' for Personal Gain

Friday, 14 Feb 2014 11:06 AM

By Melanie Batley

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Sen. Ted Cruz's procedural tactics in the Senate may be an attempt to raise his profile in advance of a possible 2016 presidential bid, but could ultimately backfire and destroy the Republican Party in the process, Ron Reagan said.

Speaking on MSNBC's "Hardball" on Thursday, the political commentator and son of the former president, said the Texas Republican's latest filibuster of a bill to increase the debt ceiling was a maneuver that achieved nothing.

"What exactly was on Ted Cruz's mind? What was he thinking about in terms of his Senate colleagues?" Reagan said.

"They could have all voted against the debt limit increase, they could have all gone home to their constituents in Tennessee or Kentucky or wherever, and they could have said, 'We didn't vote for this thing!' But no. Ted Cruz put his people in this impossible, untenable position."

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The Senate approved a "clean" debt-ceiling bill on Wednesday, after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Whip John Cornyn came forward to end Cruz's filibuster on the legislation and bring the bill to a final vote.

Reagan also said that many of Cruz's colleagues are facing difficult reelection bids in 2014 and that Cruz appears to have no concern about alienating them.

"He seems to want to run for president, but has it occurred to him that he might enjoy the help of his Senate colleagues?" Reagan said.

Reagan also agreed with a panelist who suggested the GOP is headed towards a civil war and added that Ted Cruz is at the center of creating the tension.

"Ted Cruz apparently thinks that somebody has got to rise out of the smoking ruins that is the Republican Party… and apparently he feels that somebody can be him. He first has to create the smoking ruins, of course, and he's doing a pretty good job of that," Reagan said.

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