Emphasizing that Republicans have been given a rare opportunity with control of the presidency and both chambers of Congress, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz warned the GOP base will react strongly if nothing changes.
“If we’re given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don’t deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets,” Cruz told Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.
“And I think quite rightly. I think people are so fed up with Washington. This election was a mandate with change, and the most catastrophic thing Republicans could do is go back to business as usual.”
Cruz, who has at times vocally opposed Republican leadership in the Senate, said he would try to work closely with President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to deliver on the promise to improve jobs in the U.S. (RELATED: Ted Cruz Signals Openness To Supreme Court Appointment)
“We need an administration that fights every day for the working men and women of this country. That’s my number one priority in the Senate,” Cruz said.
Cruz avoided answering whether he still believes Trump is a “pathological liar” and lies with “practically every word that comes out of his mouth,” as he said during the contentious GOP primary campaign.
“You know, I’m not going to re-litigate the past. I’m going to focus on the future,” Cruz said.
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