Ted Cruz on the ‘Age of Cronyism’ in Washington

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By: Genevieve Wood
The Daily Signal

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., sat down for an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal to talk about what he describes as the “Age of Cronyism” in Washington. From the backroom deals beings made to push through President Obama’s trade agenda to the fight over the Export-Import Bank, sugar subsidies and the ongoing battle to repeal Obamacare, Cruz says it’s time to expose who really benefits when big government and special interests get together. You can see his answers to specific questions by referring to the time codes below:

00:17 Who is he referring to when he talks about the Washington cartel?

3:03 Why did he change his position on supporting Trade Promotion Authority?

4:12 What does he make of Republican leaders coming down hard on conservative members in their party, removing them from leadership posts simply because they don’t vote in lock step with GOP leadership?

5:41 What does he believe Republicans in Congress should do if the Supreme Court rules in King vs. Burwell that the Affordable Care Act does not allow Americans to receive health care subsidies through the federal exchange? What happens to the millions of people currently receiving such subsidies?

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