Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is urging his Republican colleagues not to cooperate with Democrats on gun legislation that would require background checks for all gun purchases, claiming that if the practice were to become law it will help Elizabeth Warren win the presidency.
“If Republicans abandon the Second Amendment and demoralize millions of Americans who care deeply about Second Amendment rights, that could go a long way to electing a President Elizabeth Warren,” Sen. Cruz said Thursday morning at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, according to The Hill.
Cruz’s comments were made in response to a question about the possibility of President Donald Trump supporting a bill based on the 2013 legislation crafted by Democratic Senator Joe Manchin and Republican Senator Pat Toomey.
“We’re going to see record-shattering Democratic turnout,” Cruz, sounding scared, warned. “The only element missing to ensure Democratic victory is demoralizing conservatives so they stay home. I hope we don’t do that. I think that would be a serious mistake.”
“Texas is a battleground state,” Cruz also said. “The left is pissed off. They hate the president and that is a powerful motivator.”
Cruz, one of the top recipients of NRA donations, told attendees Thursday that “the approach that I’m pushing, focus on the felons, the fugitives, those with dangerous mental illnesses, that would prevent far more of these mass murders while at the same time protecting the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens.”
“When gun control laws are implemented, they don’t work,” he added.
So to get things straight, Cruz would much rather keep allowing these terrorists to obtain guns and commit mass shootings than have a Democratic president?