Ted Cruz, a progressive hero? Texans defies hard-liner image with the AOC collaboration and more

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz weighs in on the feud between President Trump and progressive Democrat freshmen legislators.

Something has changed about Ted Cruz – and it’s not just the beard.

First, there were the similarities with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Then the push for people to donate supplies to the internees migrants at the border. Then, Cruz will be called from Tennessee for honoring a Confederate army General with an ugly past.

The senator from Texas is the uncompromising conservative that ran for President in 2016, the Republicans say a win by the “paint in bold colors, not pale pastels”– you make a conscious effort to expand his appeal beyond the conservative?


“I think it’s intention,” said Brendan Steinhauser, a Republican consultant based in Austin, which is active in the Tea y movement.

Steinhauser said that he thinks Cruz has been believed “always remember” these ideas, and not a change in his attitudes, but the choice is up to you to mark, because “he understands, as we all understand that Texas is changing.” Cruz in 2018, before a closer-than-expected re-election campaign in Texas, from the then-in the Democratic Republic of Beto O’rourke, who lost by only 2 points. Democrats are determined to, at some point you will tilt the Status of blue.

For his part, says Cruz, are in favour of this Position is nothing new for him.

“The media is a caricature of me as a right-wing bomb-thrower has never exactly,” Cruz said in a telephone interview with Fox News. “I’m a conservative. I care deeply about the conservative principles. I care deeply about the Constitution. And in each of these cases, I am working on the policy that I have defended for a long, and long supported.”

On Capitol Hill this year, Cruz turned heads with his outreach to progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

In may, he responded to a tweet from Ocasio-Cortez on lobbyists by saying: “Here is not something I often say: in this point I AGREE with @AOC. In fact, I have lobbyists for a long time for a LIFETIME BAN on former members of Congress always. The swamp would hate it, but maybe a chance for some cross-party cooperation?”

A few months later, Cruz offered to team up with Ocasio-Cortez on another Problem: the production of birth control over the counter.

“Perhaps, in addition to the legislation that we already prohibit together members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, we can have a team here, too,” Cruz tweeted. “A simple, clean invoice of birth control to make it available over the counter. Interested?”

Earlier this month, amid outcry from the Democrats, Cruz, detained expressed concern over overcrowding in the Department of Homeland Security women’s shelters for migrants on the border. In a letter to DHS, Cruz said, many Americans want to “provide direct and practical help” and “donations of basic items such as diapers and toothbrushes for children in CBP custody.”

“But I understand that many of these organizations are currently fundraising with difficulties, because the DHS and CBP lack of procedures to ensure the acceptance of your donations,” wrote Cruz. “I urge you to create and publish a process for acceptance of donations from non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations and NGOs to help persons in CBP custody.”

Next, Cruz waves, which require by the requirement for Tennessee to change the law, an annual Nathan Bedford Forrest day. Forrest, a Confederate general who was known for his involvement in the Ku Klux Klan.

“This is wrong,” Cruz tweeted. “Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader and the 1. Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee does not honor the official day to him. A change in the law.”

Republican Gov. Bill Lee, who signed the proclamation this year, has said since that he wants to change to see the law.

For his Twitter collaboration with Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz said, “I’ve always been willing to work with someone: the Republican, democratic, Independent, Libertarian. Heck, I joked that I would people working with the Mars, if we continue to good and positive actions”.

Cruz said he has long supported the ban, former members of Congress to lobbyists, after she sat up, when he ran for President. He said the same is true for the contraception available over the counter. As for the call-up in Tennessee about Nathan Bedford Forrest, Cruz said: “I have a long history on the takeover of the KKK, which are repulsive, bigoted idiots.”

“The principles and problems have remained constant,” he said.

Other Republicans refuse to Cruz’s statements are off-brand.

“He supported term limits, and prohibitions for the members of Congress are always lobbyists for his entire career,” said Matt Mackowiak, a Texas Republican operative, runs a consulting group. “The partnership with the AOC, the idea of cross-party dynamics would give.”

He added: “The KKK, the founder of holiday in Tennessee is a question of moral clarity and a tough call not. I am proud to stand to him for the recording. He has also always Nonprofit celebrated-to help organizations and charities as the opportunities, the people outside the government. It is pretty ridiculous that people don’t donate, if many of these are establishments with sufficient resources.”

And just because Cruz has spoken, questions that could not be interesting to a wider swath of voters means that he is not aligned with the attitudes of the conservatives.

This week, for example, Cruz reiterated his support for the so-called EL CHAPO Act, a bill he wrote would require that any money seized by the U.S. government, the Mexican drug boss of the estate, for a border wall.

Others, like Steinhauser, will see a change in what Cruz is talking the choice. Steinhauser, said he advises Republicans in Texas politics, “change your principles, don’t change your political positions, but maybe with certain themes to change your tone a little, talking about certain things a little more talk about other things a little less.”

“And I think he will do the right thing,” he said to Cruz.

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