Cruz delivers a devastating blow to the GOP establishment…and he’s absolutely correct.
Presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was firing with both barrels at his own party’s establishment Sunday during an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd that aired on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.”
During the wide-ranging interview, Cruz leveled shots at the the Republican congressional leadership he’s built a presidential campaign criticizing, saying they have “passed more Democratic priorities than (Democratic leader) Sen. Harry Reid ever could.”
Cruz declared, “Why do you think Rep. John Boehner is stepping down? He’s stepping down because the American people are furious with Republican leaders that don’t do what they promised.”
The senator went on to describe the town halls he often takes part in on the campaign trail, and how voters criticize the Republican leadership for accomplishing “absolutely nothing.”
Cruz continued, “And usually I respond and say, ‘you know what? It’s worse than that. It could have been better if it were nothing.’”
“In fact, what the Republican majorities have done, we came back right after the last election, passed a trillion dollar bill filled with corporate welfare. Then Republican leadership joined with Harry Reid and the Democrats to do that,” Cruz said. “Then leadership voted to fund Obamacare. Then they voted to fund amnesty. Then they voted to fund Planned Parenthood, then Republican leadership took the lead confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general.”
That is when Cruz utterly devastated the GOP leadership by proclaiming, “The truth of the matter is, Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we’ve ever seen. They’ve passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could.”