For the third time in a single week, senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has blocked the confirmation of ambassadors to Norway and Sweden.
Ted Cruz hasn't actually been present in Washington to do his own dirty work. Cruz has enlisted the aid of several colleagues who've blocked the nominees for him and yesterday was Mitch McConnell's turn.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) tried on Monday evening to get unanimous consent to confirm Samuel Heins to be ambassador to Norway and Azita Raji to be ambassador to Sweden.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, objected, and said he was doing so on behalf of Cruz, who has spent much of the last week campaigning in New Hampshire where he is trailing businessman Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Why has Ted Cruz made it his personal mission to block the confirmation of ambassadors to Sweden and Norway? Because he doesn't like the Iran peace agreement and this is his way of protesting it.
What do the ambassadors to Norway and Sweden have to do with the Iran deal? Abso-fuckin-lutely nothing.