The reality is that neither side will care what their guy did. But the reality is also that despite the spin and echo chamber on Twitter and with a lot of the talking heads on Fox, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 94% actually hurts himself more. Why? All Cruz has to do is say (1) 9/11 changed things relating to the recently uncovered memo and (2) I was not part of the Rubio-Schumer Gang of Eight.
Rubio must explain why declaring something must be fought and not going to fight it is the same as voting against him in the face of Chris Christie surging forward in New Hampshire and now, I’m told, Iowa.
What all of the people attacking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100% fail to understand is that the outsiders are showing more grace to their own than the insiders are showing to their own. Jeb flubs, so they pass him up. Rubio flubs, so they flirt with Christie. Cruz did something that would have made illegal people legal but not citizens? “Well, he wasn’t part of the Schumer-Rubio Gang of Eight,” rationalize his supporters.