Texas Sen. Ted Cruz thanked former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for changing the Senate rules. Of course, Reid did it in order to help the Democrats at the time.
But now, those rules are helping Republicans.
Check out Cruz’s hilarious moment here:
“Since January 20 I have raised a glass and toasted Harry Reid,” Cruz said. “Because Harry Reid employed the so-called ‘Nuclear Option,’ broke the Senate rules to change the Senate rules, lowered the threshold for confirmation from 60 votes to 51 votes and it is a direct result of Harry Reid, that we now have the most conservative cabinet in decades.”
The crowd loved it (via Twitchy):
Big cheers at CPAC as Sen Ted Cruz R-TX thanks Harry Reid for nuclear option, allowing approval of Trump Cabinet
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) February 23, 2017
NOBODY trolls like Ted Cruz. Nobody. https://t.co/StY9mykC7x
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) February 23, 2017
And a journalist from the Washington Post agreed with Ted Cruz:
Ted Cruz is right. Harry Reid made this Trump Cabinet possible.https://t.co/t6AEHqoVOq
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) February 23, 2017