Former Republican U.S. Congressman Tom Tancredo, who represented Colorado’s 6th Congressional District from 1999-2009, who also is a former gubernatorial candidate for the state, has announced that he is leaving the Republican Party and going Independent.
In a scathing op-ed on Friday in Breitbart News, former Congressman Tancredo said that the newly passed Boehner budget deal was the “last straw,” “enough is enough” and that he “cannot any longer defend this transparently dishonest charade called the Republican Party.”
Tancredo wrote that the establishment within the Republican Party does not want to control spending, does not want to secure the border or enforce immigration laws, does not care about protecting American sovereignty and “has no interest in ending the unaccountable and corrupt culture that has become a hallmark of official Washington.”
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Instead of supporting the party, Tom Tancredo wrote that he intends to spend the next twelve months “working my tail off” to rally Independents to turn out for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, who has been a thorn in the side of the RINO establishment in the Republican Party.
“The next day I will begin working my tail off for the next twelve months to organize Independents to help elect Ted Cruz as President of the United States. Cruz is the only candidate who both understands the left’s agenda and has demonstrated the courage to fight for our liberties, our sovereignty, and the survival of constitutional government.”
Moreover, Tancredo asserted that because Republican leadership continues to insult its base, it is on a “suicide mission” and that the “failed leadership is allowing Obama to destroy the Constitution and take the whole country down the drain.”
“Well, count me out,” Tancredo concluded.
Ted Cruz called the budget deal a “golden parachute victory for the Washington Cartel,” and was like giving Obama a “diamond encrusted glow in the dark AmEx card” with no credit limit for the next two years.