Cruz Vows to Undo Common Core on Day One

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Cruz imagines a pretty busy first day in office:

Cruz, a Texas U.S. senator running for the Republican nomination, said he would spend his first day in office undoing “illegal and unconstitutional” executive orders by President Barack Obama, order the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood and “rip to shreds” the recent agreement with Iran on nuclear weapons. He told this to a crowd when campaigning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the Advocate, the newspaper there.

“Under no circumstances will Iran be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons,” he said.

Cruz said the U.S. Department of Education should be abolished and Common Core “ends today” if he wins. He also made a passionate appeal on behalf of gun rights.

But he’s going to have to take on the dysfunction in Congress and repeal the federal control over state education standards in the GOP-passed education bill re-named ESSA. Here’s hoping he gets the message.

Who will take on the Washington dysfunction of the Republicans, not just the Democrats?

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.