Report: Sen. Kelly Ayotte Led “Lynch Mob” Attacking Ted Cruz Over Shutdown

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A new report claims that government shutdown architect Ted Cruz was blasted by fellow Republicans at a private luncheon.

The New York Times reports that Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) confronted Cruz, who spearheaded the Republican plan to shutdown the federal government, and accused him of standing by as a conservative group attacked 25 other Republicans for allowing a procedural Senate vote.

The Times quotes a senator who was present describing the showdown as “a lynch mob.”

Ayotte reportedly asked Cruz what the endgame for Republicans in the shutdown fight is, as public pressure has ratcheted up on the party to end the inconveniences and suffering that have come along with closing the federal government.

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