Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas vowed to conservatives that he will fight to keep the party’s platform pro-life.
In an interview Friday, Oklahoma radio host Pat Campbell asked Cruz, who finished second in the GOP primary race, if he could promise his listeners that Republicans will not “screw around with the party platform and remove the abortion plank, or alter it.”
Cruz response made a big statement.
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“You have my word,” Cruz said. “One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, even though Donald [Trump] has the delegates to get the nomination, we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform.”
Cruz expanded on his commitment to ensuring the GOP platform stays in tact.
“The platform is a manifestation of what we believe as a party, and I think it is important that it continue to reflect conservative values, free-market values, constitutional liberties, Judeo-Christian principles, the values that built this country, and that is exactly what I intend to fight for,” said Cruz.
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Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, stated in April that he “absolutely” wants to change the Republican Party’s pro-life platform to promote abortions in unfortunate cases of rape or incest.
Republican chairman Reince Priebus has publicly stated that the pro-life platform will likely remain as is.
h/t: Life News
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