Al Franken Spells Out Why He Simply Can't Stand Ted Cruz

Al Franken Spells Out Why He Simply Can't Stand Ted Cruz

You may know Ted Cruz as a USA senator from Texas, or a presidential hopeful, or the son of the man who assassinated JFK.

Franken's latest, "Giant of the Senate", is no different.

"You have to understand that I like Ted Cruz probably more than my colleagues like Ted Cruz", Franken said in the interview, "and I hate Ted Cruz".

Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken's ironically titled new book, "Al Franken: Giant of the Senate", includes an entire chapter dedicated to slamming his colleague on the other side of the aisle, Texas Senator Ted Cruz.

Franken and Cruz have clashed in the Senate, with the two getting into a heated row earlier this year over the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Klobuchar was preparing a joke about Cruz she was going to tell at the Gridiron Club, and being the nice Midwestern she is, wanted to clear it with the Texas senator first.

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Real was getting desperate in a situation where one more goal by the hosts would have left them in a risky spot. They are the ones who run, fight, work, suffer and do their best to get things.

One passage in the book recounts the time Franken and Sen.

Ted was still smiling.

"When most people think of a cruise that's full of shit, they think of Carnival".

I noticed, of course, that she had softened the joke a bit, changing "a bad cruise" to "a hard cruise" and changing "we think of Ted" to "we Democrats in the Senate think of Ted". "I wish him all the best". Lindsay O. Graham, R-S.C., offered up this gem, after several Democrats had used Cruz as a comedic punching bag: "A good Republican would defend Ted Cruz", he said, pausing for effect. "But we think of Ted".

And there went Ted's smile.

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