Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was hammered during a closed-door meeting of GOP senators last week, Politico reported. Senators blasted Cruz for leading Republicans into a dead end and for backing attack ads against any GOP lawmaker who opposed the government shutdown. "It was very evident to everyone in the room that Cruz doesn't have a strategy – he never had a strategy, and could never answer a question about what the endgame was," one senator told Politico. It's unlikely that Kansas' GOP senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran, joined in the anger at Cruz. Roberts participated in Cruz's talkathon and praised him "for being truly senatorial."
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