VICHY REPUBLICAN

Ted Cruz on Flake, Corker Feuds With Trump: ‘Shut Up and Do Your Job’

Ted Cruz believes some of his Republican Senate colleagues need to stop picking fights with an unpopular President Trump. Asked Wednesday by right-wing radio host Mark Davis about GOP Sens. Jeff Flake’s and Bob Corker’s respective feuds with the president, Cruz remarked: “It’s like you’re back in junior-high.... We’ve got a job to do, dammit, and so all of this nonsense, I got nothing to say on it.” He then added, without specifically naming anyone: “Everyone shut up and do your job, is my view.” Cruz further lamented: “I think it’s unfortunate the nastiness that pervades Washington now and political battles of personality that consume seemingly every minute of the media attention and an awful lot of time and energy here in this town.” He, of course, did not name President Trump as being the source of that nastiness—a point that both Flake and Corker have made abundantly clear.