When he’s right, he’s right.
Sen. Ted Cruz is warning that President Donald Trump making a deal with Democrats on gun legislation might cause conservative voters to stay home in 2020.
“If Republicans abandon the Second Amendment and demoralize millions of Americans who care deeply about Second Amendment rights,” the Texas Republican said, “that could go a long way to electing a President Elizabeth Warren.”
“We’re going to see record-setting Democratic turnout. The only element missing is demoralizing conservatives so they stay home. I hope we don’t do that,” Cruz told reporters at a Thursday breakfast.
He was responding to a question that specifically referenced a possible deal between the Trump administration and a bipartisan group of senators including Democrats Christopher S. Murphy of Connecticut and Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, as well as Republican Patrick J. Toomey of Pennsylvania.
Rule Numero Uno: no deals with Democrat-Socialists—NONE of them, not EVER. Most especially on guns. As I said last night, they’re liars, not to be trusted as far as you could throw a flaming busload of the rotten bastards. If Trump doesn’t know this—and I very much doubt he doesn’t; he’s proven again and again that he just ain’t that stupid—then playing footsie with them on the 2A will prove to be a most painful way of learning the lesson. Ted’s political instincts are ringing all the right alarm bells on this one, and Trump would be wise to pay closest attention to the warning.