Van Jones To Ted Cruz: Are You Sorry for Leading Your Party ‘Into A Ditch’?

Source:  Matt Wilstein / Mediaite

Just as Republican leaders were exiting their meeting with President Obama at the White House Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was entering CNN’s Crossfire, where he had to contend with Van Jones and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), without too much help from Newt Gingrich. Now that House Republicans are prepared to move forward with a short-term debt deal that doesn’t touch the Affordable Care Act, Jones asked Cruz, “Do you feel like you owe your party an apology?”

Jones noted that the Republican Party has become incredibly unpopular under Cruz’s “leadership,” saying that since the Texas senator entered office in January he’s become “the most prominent Republican in this town.” After stressing that “we’re all friends here,” Jones asked Cruz:

“Do you feel like you owe your party an apology? Listen, you have people who believed in you, they believed that you were somehow going to be able to defund Obamacare, they believed the strategy of shutdown might have a chance. They followed you into a ditch. And now, there’s obviously there’s no chance Obamacare will be defunded and we’re on the brink of a horrific default. Do you think that in the reflection of your own heart, you might say, ‘You know what? I’m a new kid here, I think I owe you an apology’?”

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