Shock Claim: Republican Senator Says He’ll Back Socialist Sanders Over Ted Cruz

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Republican Senator Richard Burr allegedly said he’d back Socialist Bernie Sanders over Texas Senator Ted Cruz if Cruz wins the GOP Presidential nomination.

According to TPM:

“Sen. Richard Burr denies the AP report that he said he would vote for Bernie Sanders if Ted Cruz was the nominee. The AP is standing by its story.

Republican senators are confronting an unsettling possibility: Sen. Ted Cruz, their least favorite colleague, stands within reach of becoming the party’s presidential nominee and standard-bearer.

Worse than that, many GOP lawmakers and aides fear the Texas senator could ruin Republicans’ chances of hanging onto control of the Senate in November’s elections, alienating voters in a half-dozen key swing states with his hardline stances on issues from immigration to abortion.”