Dole: GOP would suffer 'cataclysmic' losses if Cruz is the nominee

Bob Dole on Ted Cruz: 'Nobody Likes Him' in Congress
Bob Dole on Ted Cruz: 'Nobody Likes Him' in Congress

While there have been plenty of political endorsements this campaign season, there have also been a few disses.

One of the most recent was from former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole. When speaking about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he told The New York Times, "Nobody likes him," referring to members of Congress. The former presidential candidate issued a warning that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Ted Cruz is nominee.

See more of Cruz on the campaign trail:

The 92-year-old Republican also said that Cruz is not loyal. "I question his allegiance to the party," Dole says of Cruz; "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' -- not very often." Instead, Dole said Cruz refers to himself as "conservative."

But his thoughts on Cruz aren't anything new.


In December, Dole told MSNBC if Cruz was the final Republican candidate going into the polls, "Well, I would -- I might oversleep that day."

Keep in mind Dole himself ran against Bill Clinton during the 1996 presidential election.

So who does have Dole's bid? That's changed a bit. In that same MSNBC interview, he seemed on the rocks about Donald Trump and for Jeb Bush.

But more recently he told The New York Times he wasn't sure Bush could "break out," and he seemed to have changed views on Trump. He said he thought Trump was the only one who could win over Cruz. Dole said Trump could "probably work with Congress, because he's, you know, he's got the right personality and he's kind of a dealmaker."

More from
Police make major discovery in search for missing toddler
US Air Force can't figure out how to stop drones from crashing
Drugs, alcohol ruled out in deadly California bus crash