Reid vs. Cruz in ongoing ‘schoolyard bully’ battle

What’s the squabbling between the Senate leadership and a Texas colleague all about? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Sen. Ted Cruz: Bully or bullied? Photo credit www.washingtonpost.com

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., referred to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, as “a schoolyard bully.”

“My friend from Texas, like the schoolyard bully, he pushes everybody around and is losing,” Reis said during a Senate floor speech, according to The Daily Caller.

When Cruz replied, “I wasn’t aware we are in the schoolyard,” Reid fired back on procedural grounds, telling Cruz he could object but not comment.

The battle continued Tuesday when Referred to Cruz as the very junior senator from Texas.

“We’ve heard a lot from the very junior senator from Texas,” Reid said at his weekly press briefing. “We’ve known for years that the tea party has full control of the House,” the Nevada Democrat continued. “But now we understand they have full control of the Republican caucus here in the Senate.”

Reid has been known for making personal attacks for a long time, claiming Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for a decade and calling George W. Bush “a loser,” but is something more going on here?

The folks on Twitter are wondering, and have a few ideas of their own on the subject.

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H/T Daily Caller, read more tweets on the subject at Twitchy, and watch Reid’s “very junior senator” remark below.

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