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Lindsey Graham mocks Ted Cruz and ‘batsh*t’ GOP at Washington Press Club event

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) delivered the consensus speech of the night during Thursday’s Washington Press Club Congressional dinner, taking jabs at both his own party and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

“If you kill Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial is at the Senate, no one will convict you,” said Graham, who donned a Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat during his remarks, as seen here:

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Graham, a former candidate for the GOP’s presidential nomination, also jokingly declared that his party had gone “batsh*t crazy,” adding, “How did I lose to these people?”

Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Graham said, “is the nice guy in the race, and he tried to kill his cousin.” If Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) were to be elected, Graham joked, the Secret Service’s main job would be keeping him hydrated.

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The Tea Party senator was not the only lawmaker riffing at the event. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) also roasted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), saying, “Have you seen Bernie Sanders’ rallies? I haven’t seen so many white voters since the Oscars.”

According to the club, the dinner raises funds for both its own projects and a summer internship program that places participants in Washington D.C. news bureaus.

Watch the video below from NBC:

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John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

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Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

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