Texas Sen. Ted Cruz did not disavow his past criticisms of President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday, telling Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t want to “re-litigate the past.” When Cruz was running against Trump for the GOP nomination, he frequently blasted Trump as unfit to serve as president and a “pathological liar,” among other harsh critiques.
He also said Republican voters would take up “pitchforks and torches” if the party’s leaders don’t deliver on the promises that propelled Donald Trump to the White House and gave the GOP full control of Congress.
“If we’re given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don’t deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets,” Cruz said on ABC’s “This Week.” “And I think quite rightly. I think people are so fed up with Washington. This election was a mandate with change, and the most catastrophic thing Republicans could do is go back to business as usual.”