“There is something refreshingly normal about the Ted Cruz scandal,” Playbook observes.
“The drama of Cruz returning from sunny Mexico — chastened and apologetic for fleeing Texas while 3 million of his constituents remained without power — was a kind of throwback to an era when politicians could be embarrassed.”
“The Trump years were dominated by one figure defined by his inability to be shamed and supporters defined by their unwillingness to be outraged by his behavior.”
“A lot of observers wondered if the age of political scandal was dead — if partisans on both sides were so defined by hatred of their rival political tribe that they would let their own leaders get away with just about anything.”
The Washington Post says the scandal “prompted a Twitter-fueled news cycle that seemed to unite a broken nation.”
The Daily Mail has extensive coverage of the scandal, including 59 photos.Save to Favorites