Nation Editor: With Cruz, Delusional Is No Longer Marginal

by Betsy Woodruff

The morning’s panel on ABC’s This Week didn’t have much love for Senator Ted Cruz. In a discussion of the fight over last week’s debt-ceiling hike — read some of NR’s reporting on it here and here – Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel said Cruz was delusional. And that didn’t get much push-back from fellow panelists. After describing the Tea Party as “a corporate-hugging, well-funded lobby,” she said, “the delusional is no longer marginal when you look at Cruz.”

Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal responded by saying that Cruz had decided “he was going to go his own way and cause some trouble.” She then added that the debt-ceiling tension highlights “either a basic split or maybe basic splits” in the GOP.

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