Ted Cruz's flip-flop on TPA in 2015 was enough to convince me Cruz is a globalist in anti-establishment clothing. Initially, Cruz supported and voted for TPA (fast track trade authority) and later reversed himself not on principle but when he realized he was losing his base, shocked at his betrayal.
"We strongly urge our colleagues in Congress to vote for [fast track] trade-promotion authority," wrote Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Paul Ryan, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed on April 21, 2015.
Fast track pares the 67 votes needed to ratify a treaty down to a majority of present senators. Fast track disallows the traditional 60-vote filibuster. Further, senators can't add amendments or changes to the trade deals negotiated by the president.
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How could any anti-establishment conservative vote to neuter the Senate's treaty powers and give the store away to Obama, a known enemy of American sovereignty if not the citizenry? Indeed, Cruz's initial rousing support of TPA was crucial in giving cover to other Senate Republicans.
Never will I trust this crafty Canadian. Lately, he's been showing more of his colors. Frankly, I don't see them as red, white and blue.