Ted Cruz to the rescue! Never mind all the double-crossing Paul Teller employed on behalf of the Republican Study Committee over on the House side. Never mind that it ultimately got him fired, because he's moving up to the Senate!
Paul Teller, who was fired in December as executive director of the RSC after leaking private conversations of members, will serve as deputy chief of staff for the Texas Republican firebrand, Cruz’s office said Monday morning.
In a statement Cruz said Teller’s “tireless work to advance conservative principles make him a tremendous addition to our team.”
Teller called Cruz’s leadership “truly motivating.” He will start working for Cruz on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Teller was a longtime influential force at the RSC, which plays a central role in shaping the House Republican agenda and claims the vast majority of the GOP conference as members. His hiring underscores the deep ties between the right flank of the House and conservative GOP senators like Cruz, a relationship which contributed heavily to the GOP’s attempts to defund Obamacare and the subsequent government shutdown in October.
I wouldn't be putting that shutdown on my resumé as a good thing, but there's never a bad time to completely screw up government when you're Ted Cruz. It's a marriage made in heaven. Or hell, depending.