Ted Cruz scalded by sick Mitch McConnell burn

Hats off to whomever wrote this joke

Published February 2, 2015 4:06PM (EST)

Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell                                     (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)
Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)

Say what you will about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the man can deliver a joke.

Speaking at Washington's tony Alfalfa Club dinner on Saturday night, the Republican spared few targets, the New York Times reports. McConnell poked fun at himself, new inductee Mitt Romney, and fellow members of the U.S. Senate, including a particularly incendiary Tea Party Republican from Texas.

McConnell noted that Cruz -- the anti-Obamacare crusader who spearheaded the 2013 government shutdown, thereby earning the enmity of many fellow Republicans -- had once proclaimed that he would throw himself in front of a moving train, if that's what killing health reform would take.

“That idea has some merit to it,” a wry McConnell jabbed.

By Luke Brinker

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