Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was back at CPAC 2019, this time with Rich Lowry, an editor at National Review. They sat down Friday to discuss concerns about the nation’s border near Mexico.
Lowry asked Cruz if President Donald Trump and the GOP should have worked to pass border wall funding before Democrats took power in the House.
Before he answered the question, Cruz said that Trump’s administration and the GOP made some great achievements in the first two years. He applauded them for passing the 2017 tax cuts, getting rid of the individual mandate requirement from Obamacare, and lowering the unemployment rate, including the rate for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans.
With that said, Cruz believes that Trump could have tackled the border crisis much earlier than he did. The senator said that he told Republicans, “If we have 183 days left to legislate, let us legislate.” He believes much more could have been done in that amount of time.
“If we did that, I don’t think we would have lost a House of Representatives,” Cruz said.
Cruz believes that the Democrats, both in the House and in the 2020 presidential race, have recently moved closer toward socialism. Not only because of their push for late-term abortion, but also for open borders and amnesty.
“Democrats have gone bat-crap crazy,” Cruz said. “If you go into the dictionary, it’s under ‘B.’”
Cruz said that the Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were originally in favor of more border wall funding, and that the only reason they don’t want a wall now is because they want to continue to act as the anti-thesis of Trump.
“Trump equals wall. We the Democrats hate Trump. Therefore, no wall,” Cruz said.
Cruz believes that we will see Democrats act more aggressive than ever in the 2020 election. It will be a challenge, but the senator thinks Trump can still win with the help of the conservative movement.
“If we turn common sense conservatives out, we can win,” he said.