Ted Cruz goes off on McConnell: 'Insane if we re-elect the same leadership'
Senator Ted Cruz speaking with attendees at the 2021 AmericaFest. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appears ready to shake up Republican leadership after last week's midterm elections failed to produce a Senate majority.

The Texas Republican, whose own crop of candidates flopped in last Tuesday's vote, has called for leadership elections to be postponed until after the Dec. 6 runoff election in Georgia, where Republicans remain hopeful that Herschel Walker will hold the Democratic majority at 50-50, with vice president Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote.

“I am so pissed off I cannot even see straight," Cruz said Monday on his podcast. "This opportunity was screwed up, it was screwed up badly.”

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Cruz signaled that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell could lose his position in the aftermath.

“Everybody bears some of the blame,” Cruz said, "[but it would be] insane if we re-elect the same leadership two days from now.”