Texas Senator and GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz argued that Republican leadership is “more indebted to K Street and the Washington lobbyists, the Washington cartel than they are to conservatives” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
[Reposted from Breitbart | Ian Hatchett | June 24, 2015]
“Cruz said, You know, leadership in Washington is not listening to the American people back home. I’ll tell you, as I travel the country, I ask groups gathered all over the place, ‘How many of y’all are frustrated with Republican leadership?’ I’ve yet to see a crowd where every hand doesn’t go up. And the reason is, over and over again, this is a great example, when Trade Promotion Authority was in the House, a group of conservatives came to the speaker and said, ‘We’ll give you the votes you need to pass this, if you agree to let the Export-Import bank die, let this massive corporate welfare program die which it’s going to do under current law.’ Leadership said no. They’re more indebted to K Street and the Washington lobbyists, the Washington cartel than they are to conservatives. And this week we’re seeing a purge, where two different conservatives, Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Ken Buck, have been stripped of their chairmanships as a result of their standing for their principles. And look, conservatives across this country are frustrated. Why does leadership always cut a deal with the Democrats instead of standing for conservative principles?”