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McCain Warms to 'Wacko Bird' Cruz in Hewitt Interview

McCain Warms to 'Wacko Bird' Cruz in Hewitt Interview
 

Thursday, 24 March 2016 10:49 PM

Arizona Sen. John McCain has not had a warm-and-fuzzy relationship with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, but he said Thursday he has confidence Cruz will do will if he wins the Oval Office.

Appearing on Hugh Hewitt's radio program, McCain was asked by the host, "Do you think he can be brought up to speed and understands the dynamics at work in the Middle East and how to cap ISIS [the Islamic State] and at the same time hold the Iranians at bay?"

"I believe he can, I believe he must," McCain responded. "If he is the president of the United States — and I intend to work with any of these nominees if they are president because there is too much danger in the world — I have to put aside my anger in some cases and work with him in every possible way that I can, whoever it is."

McCain has called Cruz a "wacko bird," "crazy" and a liar in the past.

And more recently, Politico notes, a member of Cruz's foreign policy team, Frank Gaffney, has dinged McCain while giving his theory on why Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's campaign was unsuccessful.

"To the extent that national security played in his campaign, I think that he was sounding too much like, as you say, the Establishment’s orthodoxy — the John McCain attitudes, the Lindsay Graham attitudes, the Mitt Romney attitudes on national security," Gaffney said to Breitbart News.

Cruz, for that matter, told GQ in 2013 that Republicans were "embarrassed" McCain was the party's nominee in 2008.

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