Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz leaves after a press conference near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 10. 

WASHINGTON — A fight is brewing between Senate Republicans as they prepare to pick their leader for the next Congress — and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is among a loud cohort voicing their discontent with leadership after the party failed to retake control of the upper chamber in the midterms.

Over the past week, Cruz has fumed over the party’s performance in the midterms, taking aim at GOP leadership in the Senate over what he portrays as electoral missteps. Cruz argued the party’s leadership wasn’t nearly aggressive enough in the many competitive Senate races.

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