You can thank Ted Cruz for allowing Democrats in the Senate to push through confirmations for many Obama nominees. Republicans are PISSED at Cruz for screwing up so badly. Some of them are demanding punishment for the teabagging Senator.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Tea Party firebrand who nearly provoked the second government shutdown in a little over a year, on Tuesday apologized to his fellow Republicans for a strategy that backfired.
The apology to Republican senators came at a weekly closed-door lunch when Cruz, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, stood up and “was contrite and made an effort to explain to people he wished he hadn’t done it,” said a source familiar with what happened during the lunch meeting.