- GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said on Friday that the party could experience “a bloodbath of Watergate proportions” in the November elections.
- “If people are going back to work, if they’re optimistic, if they’re positive about the future, we could see a fantastic election,” Cruz said.
- Cruz was referring to the Watergate scandal, which prompted then-President Richard Nixon to resign from the presidency in 1974, and triggered massive losses for Republicans in the House of Representatives that year, along with several defeats in the Senate.
- In most of the major battleground states, President Donald Trump is currently trailing Joe Biden in most public polling surveys.
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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate and one of the most prominent Republicans in the country, said on Friday that the party could experience “a bloodbath of Watergate proportions” in the November elections.