(RepublicanInformer.com)- If Senators Ted Cruz or Josh Hawley run for president in 2024 – and many speculate that they are planning to – the pair have said that they will not take any donations from corporate political action committees.
It’s a bold promise, and one similar to the kind of promises made by candidate Donald Trump in 2016 who funded much of his campaign himself or through small donations from regular Americans.
Cruz and Trump famously fought hard against one another in the last election, only to become friends during his time in the White House. However, Cruz’s promise in an op-ed published recently could indicate that the two are set to go head to head once again in 2024.
“In my nine years in the Senate, I’ve received $2.6 million in contributions from corporate political-action committees. Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC. I urge my GOP colleagues at all levels to do the same,” Cruz wrote.
Cruz added that he was unhappy with corporations criticizing the election integrity bill passed in Georgia which required voters to (reasonably) present their ID when casting their vote. He said that woke CEOs have been “fair-weather friends to the Republican Party,” liking them until the left’s “digital pitchforks come out.” Then, he said, they run away or mouth off on legislation they don’t understand while hurting the reputation of patriotic leaders willing to support them.
Which sounds exactly like what just happened with woke corporate entities like Coca Cola and Major League Baseball after the Georgia election bill was passed.
Writing on Twitter, Senator Josh Hawley agreed with Cruz, and vowed to never take corporate PAC money either.
“Yes! Corporate America has put Americans last. They ship our jobs to China, mock middle America’s way of life, try to control our speech and run our lives. It’s time we stood up to them. I won’t take corporate PAC donations & I’ll fight to break up their monopoly power,” he said.
President Donald Trump indicated this week that his supporters would be “very happy” to hear his upcoming announcement about whether or not he plans to run again in 2024…so if Hawley and Cruz are serious, then 2024 could get as nasty as 2016.
Or perhaps even nastier.