Cruz: Donald’s Positions on the Issues Make Him ‘Vulnerable to Hillary’
TAPPER: "And Senator Ted Cruz joins me now. Senator, thanks for joining us."
CRUZ: "Good morning, Jake. Good to be with you."
TAPPER: "So, Governor Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump this week. You have said this will hurt Marco Rubio, in your view. A source close to Christie told me that one of the main reasons for Christie’s endorsement was Christie sensed that Trump is the inevitable nominee and it’s time for the party to rally behind him. Your response."
CRUZ: "Well, listen, that’s really what this election is about. It’s a choice. And I think Super Tuesday is going to be the most important day in the entire primary election. You know, we have seen now that there’s only one candidate that has beaten Donald Trump and that can beat Donald Trump. And 65 percent of the primary voters recognize that Donald Trump is not the best candidate to go head to head with Hillary, that he agrees with Hillary on too many issues, whether it is supporting partial- birth abortion and Planned Parenthood, whether it is, as Donald said on the debate last week, that he believes that he will stay neutral between Israel and the Palestinians."
CRUZ: "Listen, if I’m president, I don’t intend to be neutral. America will stand unapologetically with Israel. Or whether it is Donald’s longtime support of expanding Obamacare into Bernie Sanders-style socialized medicine, putting the government in charge of your health care, putting government bureaucrats in a position to ration your care, especially that of seniors. All of those are issues that make Donald vulnerable to Hillary. And I think what we’re going to see and what I hope we will see on Super Tuesday is those 65 percent of Republicans that don’t think Donald can beat Hillary will continue to unite behind our campaign, because we’re the only one that has beaten him and that can beat him."