Cruz on His Debate Performance: We’ve Raised More than $1 Million in Last 24 Hours
BAIER: Let me ask you a couple more things. Paul Ryan sworn in as house Speaker today. You recently refused to answer a question about whether he was a true conservative. Why?"
CRUZ: "Well because as you know, I repeatedly said I was going to stay out of the speaker election, leave that for the house to make. You know, I will say --"
BAIER: "Clearly he's led a lot of fights. Including -- on entitlement reform and other things."
CRUZ: "I like Paul, he's smart. I like him as a friend. I will say that John Boehner has started off Paul Ryan speakership, on a really difficult note. Because this deal was was cut raises spending by $80 billion. Raises our debt, gives in to Obama, it's a complete surrender. And it's designed as Boehner said to clear the decks. Which means we will have no meaningful fights for the next year and a half. I think that's unfortunate. I will say this, Brett, one of the things we've seen that is shown just how hungry primary voters who for someone who will stand and fight against Washington is from the beginning of the debate, until midnight last night, we raised $772,000 online at tedcruz.org. We're now sitting here, 22 hours after the debate started, we've raised over $1 million 1 million at tedcruz.org. That -- is a real demonstration. I think hunger Republican primary voters have for someone who will stand and fight for."