The Coming Cruz Senate Apocalypse? That's Joe Scarborough's baleful prophesy, should the senator from Texas snatch the Republican presidential nomination. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough asserted that "Ted Cruz is the worst-case scenario for [GOP] Senate candidates, even worse than Donald Trump."
So bad, in fact, that Joe agreed with Mike Barnicle that Cruz as nominee = Chuck Schumer as Senate Majority Leader. In making his case against Cruz, Joe said "there's a reason why in 2008 there was not a single Republican representing anybody in all of New England in Congress." Kind of strange tarring Ted for the absence of New England Republicans in 2008, considering that Cruz wasn't elected to the Senate . . . until 2012.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: That's why people say "you know what? Donald Trump would be the worst thing that ever happened to, let's say, Kelly Ayotte." No, no, no. Ted Cruz would be the worst thing that ever happened to Kelly Ayotte in a general election because there's a reason why in 2008 there was not a single Republican representing anybody in all of New England in Congress and that's --
MIKE BARNICLE: But Ted Cruz means Kelly Ayotte is a former United States Senator.
KATTY KAY: Yes.
JOE: Exactly. Ted Cruz means bad news there, bad news in Ohio for Portman, bad news in Wisconsin. Ted Cruz at the top of the ticket means that Ron Johnson in Wisconsin is looking far new job.
BARNICLE: And Chuck Schumer's majority leader.
JOE: Chuck Schumer's majority leader. I can't say this enough. It's just a reality. You probably agree, or maybe you don't. Ted Cruz is the worst-case scenario for Senate candidates, even worse than Donald Trump.