Cruz Promises to Fight for GOP Platform

His convention delegates will help 'defend the conservative principles'

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, promises a platformfight at the convention. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, promises a platformfight at the convention. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Posted June 7, 2016 at 4:31pm

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday he intends to continue to fight for conservative ideas, including when it comes to the development of the Republican Party’s platform at the Republican National Convention.  

The Texas Republican, who will have a significant number of convention delegates pledged to him from his ill-fated White House bid, said what he is planning in Cleveland should not shock anyone.  

“Listen, there’s no surprise in the simple fact that I’m going to work to defend the conservative principles, the common sense principles that built this country, and the platform should defend those principles. And I’m going to continue defending the principles that built America,” said Cruz.  

He did not respond when asked if he had discussed the platform yet with Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who will serve as chairman of the committee drafting the platform in July.  

“People are angry with Washington,” Cruz said. “Much of this election reflects that anger, and I’m going to continue fighting as long as there’s breath in my body to get government off of the backs of the working men and women in this country, and to defend the Constitution.”  

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