Cruz: Senate GOP ‘beaten down’Politico ^ | 3/25/13 | Kevin CirilliPosted on Monday, March 25, 2013 8:48:10 AM by cotton1706
“The biggest surprise has been the defeatist attitude of many Republicans in Washington. A lot of Republicans felt beaten down, and that there was nothing they could do to stop the erosion of liberty in this country,” Cruz told The Dallas Morning News in an interview Sunday.“I’m referring to those who have been here a long time and have suffered some difficult election results and who I think were discouraged about being able to get anything done,” he added.
But Cruz, a tea partier, said that he believes Republicans now have momentum and have found the right tone for their message moving forward.“I have been encouraged that the last several weeks have demonstrated that there is a great deal we can do to turn things around. Indeed, if you look at the vote on sequester, the filibuster on drone strikes and the vote on defunding Obamacare, for three weeks in a row, Republicans have stood together for principle,” Cruz told The Dallas Morning News…….