[See NewsBusters for more.] Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was congratulated by MSNBC's Chuck Todd during a break in Wednesday's Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings for exposing purportedly sinister links between the Federalist Society and the Republican Party and for provoking Sen. Ted Cruz with his conspiracy theories.
According to Todd, Whitehouse must be on to something or else Cruz would not have been so upset, "It does seem as if, as a political observer, I always see -- I always look to see how somebody reacts to something. And we've seen the Republican side of the aisle seems to be pretty sensitive to what you've done. We've heard Ted Cruz has twice now had to I guess play, in his mind, play cleanup for the Federalist Society."