Ted Cruz Declares War on Corporate Welfare: ‘Woke Enemy of the People’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced on the Todd Starnes Radio Show Thursday he is no longer accepting money from corporate PACs.

“Not even a penny,” Cruz told host Todd Starnes. “Not another cent is going to come from corporate PACs because if they are going to be the woke enemy of the people, I don’t want their money and they needn’t bother calling.”

The Texas senator explained he has received over $2.6 million from corporate PACs over the last nine years in Congress.

“All of us are growing increasingly concerned about the wokeness of corporate America,” Cruz said, “Where more and more CEOs are getting in bed with the radical Left, becoming the woke enforcers of the radical Left.”

Cruz pointed to the backlash from the Georgia voter integrity law and Texas’s version, without knowing the facts and giving into the “leftist mob and acting like political thugs,” especially when the MLB moved the All-Star Game from majority-black Atlanta to Denver.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Cruz pointed out Coca-Cola’s $12 billion in back taxes owed.

“There’s a lot of cronyism in corporate welfare in Washington and too many Republicans have been open to that corporate welfare and that’s one of the things I’m calling on,” Cruz told Starnes.

“Enough with corporate welfare. These guys are not our friends. They’re not the friends of the American people. When they come with their hand out, the answer should be no.”

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