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Sen. Ted Cruz says former President Trump will remain, according to Fox News.
“The Republican Party is not the party just of the country clubs. The Republican Party is the party of steelworkers and construction workers and pipeline workers and taxi cab drivers and cops and firefighters, and waiters and waitresses and the men and women with callouses on their hands who are working for this country. That is our party and these deplorables are here to stay,” Cruz said to loud cheers.
“Let me tell you this right now: Donald J. Trump ain’t goin’ anywhere,” Cruz said to a standing ovation.
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The senator said “already Joe Biden and the radicals of his administration, they are already overshooting, they are already going too far. Their policies don’t work. They are disasters. They are destroying jobs. They are stripping our freedom.”
“There is a natural pendulum and the country will come back to sanity, and mark my words, 2022 going to be fantastic election year and so is 2024,” Cruz stressed.
Des Moines is the capital and largest city in Iowa, the state that for a half-century has kicked off the presidential nominating calendar.
Cruz also made light of his controversial brief trip with his family to Cancun, Mexico, earlier this month as his home state of Texas was pounded by a deadly winter storm that sparked a severe power and water crisis.Cruz, who’s acknowledged that his trip to Mexico was a mistake, joked at the top of his speech that “Orlando is awesome. It’s not as nice as Cancun, but it’s nice.”
CPAC, the largest annual gathering of conservative activists and leaders, is being held this year in Orlando, Fla., as coronavirus pandemic restrictions forced organizers to move the half-century-old conference from the Washington, D.C., area. Fox Nation is a sponsor of CPAC 2021.