Cornyn a ‘peacemaker’ as GOP rift on criminal justice widens

Cornyn is well-suited to play “peacemaker,” as he describes it. He has deep personal experience with the issues as a former district judge, member of the Texas Supreme Court and Texas attorney general.

And as the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, he’s the top vote counter and accustomed to trying to bring his caucus together.

He has been lobbying McConnell, but says he understands that the leader needs to get consensus. McConnell announced last week that he would convene a GOP meeting to discuss the issue…

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