Pat, you forgot; many of our congresscritters did dumb stuff, and it is recorded digitally, and 0bvummer’s folks have it, just like Roberts...so, he makes them do whatever he wants.
Why do you think the whole NSA thing is fully out in the open??? They’re just letting all those philandering congresscritters know their secrets will be revealed, unless they toe the line. Boehner, McConnell, etc., obviously have a lot of skeletons. Most of them are obviously slimy. I honestly think this is blackmail on an unheard of scale. If they were decent men and women, of course, there would be no skeletons they could threaten them with.
Cruz apparently doesn’t have any such skeletons. That’s why he’s a lonely voice of reason.