“If we screw all this up, you better believe the American people could elect President Elizabeth Warren,” Cruz warned republicans during a panel discussion on Tuesday.
The Texas Tribune reports that Cruz’s remarks were based on what he sees as the consequences if Republicans don’t fulfill their promises, like repealing and replacing Obamacare.
Cruz warns the GOP that their chances of keeping the White House in 2020 will diminish if they don’t figure out how to overcome divisions within the party. He says the divides threaten their ability to govern and he’s concerned that Democrats, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), could triumph if the GOP doesn’t come together.
The senator from Texas thinks some in Trump’s administration may secretly be working for the left and undermining the GOP agenda.
“Those voices in the White House that are trying to get the White House to unload on conservatives, to unload on the Freedom Caucus, are doing the bidding of the left,” Cruz said.
When asked to clarify to whom he was referring, Cruz elaborated, “Whoever is encouraging the White House to go after conservative members who are working hard to save this legislation and make sure it actually lowers health insurance premiums.”
He says disagreements between the White House and Congress is “profoundly damaging our prospects of success.”
When asked who he felt would challenge Trump in the 2020 election, Cruz answered, “I think it is likely to be Elizabeth Warren.”
Cruz qualified his remarks by adding, “if we deliver on all this, it doesn’t matter who they nominate — we win.”
H/T: The Hill
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