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Quotation

We could face a bloodbath. I think that we have a potential of seeing a Watergate-level blowout.

— Ted Cruz, telling donors at the Koch-aligned Seminar Network’s 2018 strategy session that Republicans are in huge trouble in the 2018 midterm elections if they don’t ram their agenda through Congress.