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Default Sen. Ted Cruz vows aggressive new direction if GOP takes Senate

If tea party firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz has his way, a Republican takeover of the Senate after Tuesday’s midterm elections would give rise to an aggressive new GOP, empowering the party to go on the offensive against President Barack Obama and ultimately repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sen. Ted Cruz vows aggressive new direction if GOP takes Senate | MSNBC

Should Republicans gain control of the Senate from Democrats after the elections on Tuesday, Cruz said the first task should be a series of hearings on Obama, “looking at the abuse of power, the executive abuse, the regulatory abuse, the lawlessness that sadly has pervaded this administration,” the Post reported. Senators, he added, should be as aggressive as their counterparts in the House in trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Asked whether he would support Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as Majority leader, Cruz declined to endorse the Kentucky Republican, which could signal a strategy to expand his influence in the Senate as he considers a campaign for president in 2016.
So they will try to impeach Obama, and Cruz will play the Eric Cantor roll. Interesting...

Cruz’s larger ambitions were also on display last week, when he took a direct swing at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He implied Bush would lose if he decides to run for president in 2016. Cruz – who presents a radical alternative to more mainstream possibilities like Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – has implied that nominating a moderate GOP leader in the next presidential election would be dangerous for the party.

Esquire magazine last month interviewed 90 members of the House and Senate and asked them to identify problems in Congress. Members on both sides of the aisle agreed that Cruz is an issue. When the U.S. Supreme Court in October declined to take up same-sex marriage cases in multiple states by putting the responsibility on lower courts, most of the GOP leadership remained silent. Cruz, in typical fashion, called the highest court’s choice “judicial activism at its worst.”

Sen. Ted Cruz vows aggressive new direction if GOP takes Senate | MSNBC

God save us from Ted Cruz.
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