Chris Wallace: Top Republicans Sent Opposition Research To Attack Ted Cruz In Interview

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According to revelations from pundit Chris Wallace following a “Fox News Sunday” interview with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), it appears that President Barack Obama and other healthcare reform supporters likely have a few power-player allies in the GOP.

Cruz, who has championed a Republican bill that would defund healthcare reform in order to prevent a government shutdown, has found it increasingly hard to get his establishment Republican colleagues behind the plan. But not only are many Republicans not supporting Cruz, some are attempting to eviscerate his political clout.

After his interview with Cruz on Sunday, Wallace revealed that he had received “unsolicited research and questions” from Republicans who knew that the Senator was slated to appear on the program.

“This has been one of the strangest weeks I’ve ever had in Washington, and I say that because as soon as we listed Ted Cruz as our featured guest this week, I got unsolicited research and questions not from Democrats, but from top Republicans who — to hammer Cruz,” Wallace said.

Following the revelation, Cruz said that the attempt to attack him was simply indicative of establishment politicians’ fear of anything that “changes the clubby way Washington does business.”

“I mean folks can do whatever they want to resist change, and there are a lot of people that have been in Washington a long time that are fearful of change. They’re fearful of risk, they’re fearful of anything that changes the clubby way Washington does business,” Cruz said Monday on FOX News’ “Hannity.”

Establishment Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) have certainly abandoned Cruz in his effort to defund Obamacare by stepping aside and ceding to the will of Democrats in the upper chamber.

But Cruz and a handful of Senate allies have shifted tactics. He is now urging Republicans to filibuster the government funding bill even though it has the anti-Affordable Care Act language that he supports in order to keep Reid from striking the restrictions on the law with a simple majority vote.

“That should pose an easy choice for every Republican Senator,” Cruz told reporters earlier this week.

Unfortunately, Cruz may have overestimated his Senate colleagues. After all, it should also be an easy choice not to attempt to sabotage one of the Party’s only true conservatives in a national television interview.

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Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

    It is very simple…THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUKES are only concerned with KEEPING THEMSELEVES IN POWER…..Too Hell with the American People….

    • marihia

      WHAT ABOUT OVOMIT………IT’S AT THE TOP OF THE LIST, THERE BUBBA FREEDOM

      • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

        I was referencing the Establishment Repukes….It goes with out saying that the Dictator and the D***RATS are only concerned with staying in power…

        • marihia

          I was just checking to make sure………………

  • rb

    This is a fine of examples of letting the Rhinos show who they are and what they are and take care of this in the primaries and next elections. There is only an “establishment” of elitists in Washington because we the voters have voted them onto their pedestals for too many years. Now that the Rhinos are in full force behind this President they have unabashidly blown their covers. Although it’s worked for McCain for decades I think maybe we are all tired enough to actually throw the bums out. Including McCain. Republicrat or Demican. How do you tell? When the pigs start looking like the men, so to speak, we’ve all bought the farm.

  • rb

    This is a fine of examples of letting the Rhinos show who they are and what they are and take care of this in the primaries and next elections. There is only an “establishment” of elitists in Washington because we the voters have voted them onto their pedestals for too many years. Now that the Rhinos are in full force behind this President they have unabashidly blown their covers. Although it’s worked for McCain for decades I think maybe we are all tired enough to actually throw the bums out. Including McCain. Republicrat or Demican. How do you tell? When the pigs start looking like the men, so to speak, we’ve all bought the farm.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      Time for the Voters to start voting for what is BEST FOR THE COUNTRY…And throw all the Scumbags from both parties out…
      Juan McLame is the POSTER BOY for the ESTABLISHMENT RINO REPUKES…

  • Punchmanrh

    They all need to be fired with no benefits! People, wake up and elect someone new this time around. Get rid of the old guard. Bring America back to what it should be.

    • http://www.thefreedomtrainusa.com/ FreedomTrainUSA

      We have too many BRAIN DEAD VOTERS….who have NO IDEA what is happening….Along with far too many that vote with the idea that my RINO or D****RAT SCMBAG is Fine…But it is everyone else’s Scumbag that needs to go…END RESULT….ALL THE SCMBAGS STAY IN OFFICE…

  • jerry1944

    Top republicans need to be out of office They and the gops top planners , K rove, are the reason we have obambo. With the gop running Romney , the father of healthcare for pres. And not wanting the support of the conservatives are the Tea Party how did they expect to win. Personally I think Cruz , Lee and most any of there group would make a good pres. scratch Rubio but we do need him in the fight to end healthcare

    • Sarah417

      You have to watch Rand Paul as well. He supported Mitch McConnell and was quoted as saying “I support most of his votes.” While watching Cruz on TV, Rand Paul stood up and asked Cruz “If he would consider a compromise?” I don’t trust him.

  • Shorty Stuff

    I tried contacting Cornyn’s office, and they either won’t answer the phone, or they are being swamped with calls. I can’t leave a message either because it says their voice mailbox is full. Cornyn better get his thumb out of his butt and help Cruz, or he can kiss is seat goodbye at his next election.

    • Nancy Rutledge

      I ran into the same problem. I had to resort to sending a message to him via facebook.

  • carl_AF

    Maybe this is just what we need. Should this freshman Senator cause a stir in the elected representatives of the populace, then he has accomplished more in two years than most have accomplished in their thirty- forty years in Congress. Anyway, as a Texan, he has my vote. This Health Bill was passed by the Congress in the most unorthodox matter and should never again be permitted for a bill to become law in this matter.

    • Robbie

      How was the passing of the health care bill “unorthodox”?

      • carl_AF

        How about special considerations to the politicians from Louisana and Nebraska. Then, there was the my way or the highway attitude of President Obama by not allowing any input from Republicans. The Speaker of the House saying pass the bill and then you can read it. I call this unorthodox, maybe I should have said Illegal.

        • Robbie

          Do you actually believe that more than a handful of Senators and Representatives read ANY of the bills that get passed? Get real. In any case this darn thing has been available to one and all for a long, long time. Those who claim they wanted to read it but didn’t have only themselves to blame. In any case its funny the the individual mandate was a GOP concept that they said was necessary way back when but as soon as the smart black guy adopted it suddenly the individual mandate was pure evil and had to be done away with no matter what.

          • carl_AF

            Way to go Robbbie. Why did you mention race? I agree that President Obama is a well educated black man, but this does not make him a leader. If he was a good leader then we would not be in this situation of not enough people working to pay the necessary taxes to keep all the liberal programs working.

          • Robbie

            From the evening of Obama’s inauguration the GOP leadership went on camera and stated in public that all they were interested in doing was to oppose the new President on everything no matter what. It’s difficult to lead when you have that kind of immature attitude with which to deal.

  • Quester55

    Even we in the republican Party have our share of Traitors & Persons willing to Sell their Integrity For 30 Pieces of Silver !
    Ted Cruz has Done a Wonderful job in Texas, & Doesn’t deserve the Fat Mouthing, some Traitors in Texas are Giving him!
    However, We’ll Always have Scum, that floats to the Surface, when our Best are being passed through the Fire !!
    Hold In There Mr. Cruz, we’re not All Traitors to the party!!

    • Nancy Rutledge

      Amen!!!

  • brownstoneconstr

    like i said before , either your with the politicians or your against them. they are one in the same. face it. thats the way it has always been .

  • Robbie

    Wow, there actually are some reasonable folks in the G.O.P. who can’t stand Cruz the nut job.