Ted Cruz Brings Message Of 'Grassroots' Conservatism To Phoenix

By Will Stone
Published: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:13am
Updated: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 7:47am
(Photo by Will Stone - KJZZ)
Ted Cruz speaking to supporters at the National Federation of Republican Women in Phoenix on Sept. 12, 2015.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is pledging to upend Washington-style politics and the policies of the Obama administration if elected.

The U.S. senator was in Phoenix this weekend speaking to supporters at the National Federation of Republican Women. 

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will have a packed schedule his first day in office. Speaking to a room of GOP supporters in Phoenix, he listed a slew of dramatic reforms he will execute immediately once elected: among them, rescind every one of President Obama’s “unconstitutional” executive actions, investigate Planned Parenthood, shred the Iran nuclear deal, and abolish Common Core and the IRS.

“There comes a point where the hole becomes too deep, where our liberties have been taken away, where we have receded too much in the world that there is no going back. We are not at the point yet, but we are close," said Cruz.

Cruz said he also intends to rewrite the tax code and implement a flat tax.

The Senator appeared in Arizona at a key point in the primary, before the second debate as the presidential hopefuls are trying to stand out from the rest of the pack. Cruz billed himself as the grassroots candidate and relished that he’s outraised Jeb Bush in hard money, saying that he’s had more than 170,000 separate contributions.