Texas Sen. Ted Cruz brought his no-compromise message to the RedState Gathering on Saturday, thrilling hundreds of hardened conservatives who flocked to Atlanta with a pledge to reject “mealy-mouthed statements about acceptance and surrender.”
Cruz received one ovation after another for his crowd-pleasing promises to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, “rip up and rescind” the proposed nuclear deal with Iran and shower Israel with support.
He vilified Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, but reserved some of his harshest attacks for fellow Republicans who have struck compromises across the aisle.
“What exactly has this new Republican majority accomplished? Nothing? It’s actually worse than that,” he said, ticking through deals struck over budget plans and high-profile Obama appointees. “In this case, our team is playing for the other side.”
He added: “Here’s one simple question: Which of those decisions is one iota different than it would have been with [Democrat] Harry Reid in the Senate?”
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