On Monday's edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Matt Mackowiak joined Chad to talk about current news in politics. Mackowiak and Hasty discussed the recent dust-up between Ted Cruz, senior Texas Senator John Cornyn and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

On the impact of Senator Cruz's recent comments on the floor of the Senate where he called Senator McConnell a liar, Mackowiak said,

Cruz's impact as a U.S. Senator is going to be minimal going forward. You know, he's going to be persona non grata within the Senate Republican leadership. And if you're a conservative you may think that's great, but if you're a Texan, you know, you might be wondering what is Cruz going to be doing the rest of his Senate term.

Mackowiak also talked about the debut Republican debate scheduled for August 06 in Cleveland, OH, and which candidates will likely be selected to appear. Hasty and Mackowiak specifically discussed Rick Perry's chances at being in the debate. The latest news on Donald Trump was also a topic in the conversation.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video box above.

Matt Mackowiak is a co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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