Ted Cruise Abandons Principles, Calls For Federal Spending
Texas Sen. and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz — who voted against aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy — called for federal relief Wednesday in the wake of devastating floods and storms that have ravaged his home state.
The Tea Party darling said he supports “the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster,” in regards to the barrage of storms that have left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.
Cruz, 44, voted against a federal disaster relief bill after Sandy ravaged the East Coast in October 2012 calling the measure “symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington - an addiction to spending money we do not have.”
He called the damage in Texas “unimaginable” in the video, which must have made it difficult to describe but he made the attempt anyway, and his displayed degree of concern for the problems of Texans might justify his complete 180-turn on federal spending.
So far no fiscal conservatives from the right wing of the party have announced a primary challenge.