ORONO – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an important stop at the University of Maine this morning, as he looked to gain ground on GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
And the Texas senator was on the attack.
“Donald Trump embodies that Washington corruption that we are angry about,” said Cruz to reporters before the rally.
Cruz criticized Trump, after the billionaire claimed his flexibility to work with democrats in last night’s republican debate.
“When a politician tells you he’s going to be flexible, that means he’s getting ready to stick it to you,” said the second-place republican candidate to a capacity crowd at the Collins Center.
Cruz also expressed his desire to repeal Obama-care, abolish the IRS, cut down on illegal immigration and take the fight to the radical Islamists in the Middle East.
But even he showed some signs of flexibility.
“I agree with Bernie Sanders that Washington is fundamentally corrupt.”
However, he went on to say that he does not feel the answer to government corruption is more government.
He also had a clear message for Mainers.
“There is only one campaign that has consistently beaten Donald Trump and and that is in a position to go forward beating Donald Trump,” he said.”
Many who attended the rally approved of Cruz.
“He’s the Constitutional conservative that can help bring this country back,” said one man.
The event also had it’s fair share of supporters.
“He talked a lot about freedoms, I think he stands for the opposite of freedom,” said another woman.
Ted Cruz will look to capture an important victory in the pine tree state when the republicans caucus tomorrow.