In what is roundly being taken as a significant breach of protocol, and downright rude, GOP Tea Party Senator, and father of the Republican government shutdown and imminent debt default, Ted Cruz, decided to hold a press conference at the same time that Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell was announcing, and commenting on, the deals of the just-announced budget deal.
The split screen was on CNN from the first second McConnell started speaking, and at the 8th second CNN dropped McConnell entirely and switched their cameras to Cruz.
Quite the metaphor:
The response from the media, and anyone who knows the Congress, was that Cruz’s actions were intentional, and rude:
Fun time to be a Republican. Video below courtesy of Jed Lewison of DailyKos.