“You were his running mate in 2016. And he has gone full Trump mode,” noted Keilar, referencing Cruz’s pushing of ex-President Donald Trump’s election lies and only last week visiting the one-term, twice-impeached POTUS at his private Mar-a-Lago resort. “You guys campaigned on conservative principles. Has he sold out?” Keilar asked Fiorina.
“I have to say I’m very disappointed in Ted. I’ve been very disappointed in Ted for some time now,” she responded. “I tried to help Ted’s candidacy because I thought it would be tragic and terrible if Donald Trump were the Republican party’s nominee. Turns out I was right about Donald Trump and sadly, it appears, I was wrong about Ted Cruz.”
Keilar asked what had happened to the Texas Republican.
It was the “age-old siren song” of “access to power and money and influence,” replied Fiorina. “The trouble is a lot of politicians care mostly about winning and they’re willing to abandon their principles in order to win.”
Fiorina ran for the GOP nomination in 2016 before suspending her campaign, endorsing and then teaming up with Cruz.
She voted for Trump in 2016 but said she wouldn’t in 2020.
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