Republican Ted Cruz wins Texas Senate race
U.S. senator-elect on future of GOP
- Duration 3:31
- Date Nov 7, 2012
U.S. senator-elect on future of GOP
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All right everyone is wondering what the future of the Republican -- days after losing the presidency yesterday.
You'll know the -- -- but wanted to be -- you might admits is that among Latinos nationwide.
Were clobbered a better than seven added ten Latinos nationwide.
Prefer Democrats over Republicans and specifically.
The president over Mitt Romney that did not apply in the state of Texas however.
Where Ted Cruz was just elected to the United States senate with overwhelming Latino support of course -- Latino himself.
He electrified the Republican Convention this year when I spoke to -- Back -- I talked about how easy it would be.
For the party to make overtures to -- Latinos because there are ripe and ready audience for Republicans.
Senator elect it's very good to have you congratulations.
Thank you -- it -- great back but it.
You seemed to be different than what's going on that nationally -- representative of Latino interest nationally.
You stand out obviously Marco Rubio who -- be doing he's in stand -- What is it no -- you did it did on other levels Republicans.
Could not do.
Well I think it as Republicans winning need to do a better job communicating or about you with the Hispanic community.
-- they Hispanic community itself is is is a tremendously conservative community -- those are the values that resonate Hispanic community.
And you know it's interesting if you look at the issues that they're -- Hispanics are concerned -- They're the same issues everybody else's jobs and the economy are number Warren among Hispanics in this country they're worried because the country asserting.
And I don't think we did a very effective job of making the case to the Hispanic community that the policies of the Obama administration.
Aren't working are hurting small businesses are hurting jobs and we've got to be a lot more effective doing so but also doing so with -- so.
That that is not.
Is this if that's been problematic Republican -- that for a long term.
Very quickly as speaker Boehner today seemed to leave over the possibility.
Of revenue tax hikes or want of a better word are in whatever our fiscal cliff -- they cobbled together in Washington heady feel about -- I do not think we should be raising taxes especially when the country is on the brink of a recession when I'm curious what about closing loopholes and ending grants that some of -- you know I think closing loopholes is is is -- And good if we're lowering -- over at the minute -- what we've got to be focused enormous growth.
And growth installed a great many of these problems right now our economy the last four years as -- one point 5% a year.
We need to get it up to historical averages of 345%.
And the way you do that.
With fundamental tax reform with regulatory reform stopping the burdensome regulations and if the president means least sit on the campaign trail that he is interested in working across the aisle to -- some of that.
Then I'll be happy to work with that but if he -- this election to the mandate the doubles down on more and more spending and debt and taxes and regulations.
Then then I won't spend every moment in the senate working.
To help lead the effort to stop that because I think continuing down this -- would be very harmful to.
We'll watch closely senator elect congratulations again pit --