Senator Ted Cruz is supposedly the GOP's only semi-realistic alternative to Donald Trump at this point in time but even Trump has recently spoken to their own Senate majority leader.
In a testament to just how much Ted Cruz's colleagues dislike him, the New York Times shares this nugget of information.
Senator John Cornyn, the second-ranking Republican senator and Mr. Cruz’s fellow Texan, privately lobbied Mr. Cruz to attend a Senate Republican luncheon in the Capitol and soothe feelings, according to a Republican strategist briefed on the request. But after a CNN report in which some Republican senators suggested that Mr. Cruz apologize to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, whom Mr. Cruz called a liar on the Senate floor, Mr. Cruz’s campaign became irritated and backed off a peacemaking lunch.
Mr. Cruz and Mr. McConnell have still not spoken, according to an aide to Mr. McConnell.
Cruz called Mitch McConnell a liar last Summer.
In other words, their presidential runner-up and their own Senate majority leader have not spoken since 9 months ago in July.