Sen. Ted Cruz Claims Attacks Against Him 'Are Directed at the American People' (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Ann Marie Murrell and Dr. Gina Loudon, of the website Politichicks.TV, took part in what they described as a “top-secret dinner” last Friday with Sen. Ted Cruz. (R-Texas).

During their interview with Sen. Cruz, posted on PolitiChicks.TV (video below), the Tea Party favorite claimed that attacks against him were actually "directed at the American people."

“We all asked, we begged for someone to stand up for us and then you stood up for us, but then you were denigrated by both the left and the right," stated Murrell. "Does this make you want to chunk it in or does this make you want to fight harder for us?”

“I’m encouraged because I think all across the country, people are getting energized, they’re getting engaged, they’re speaking up," said Sen. Cruz. "And we shouldn’t be surprised. Changing the country isn’t easy. And Washington, the establishment is going to fight back. In both parties, they don’t want to change. They want to keep going down this road we're on and it doesn't work.”

“And so, the reason, the nastier the attacks get, I mean, listen, they’re directed at all of us, they are directed at the American people,” added Sen. Cruz. “Because a lot of the folks in Washington don’t want to be held accountable.”

When asked if he would run for president, Sen. Cruz stated, "I think this country is at the edge of a fiscal and economic cliff. We don’t have a long time to turn this country around. We're bankrupting this country.”

Sen, Cruz then made a famous false claim that has been a GOP tagline since President Reagan.

"There's never been a country in the history of the world where you could come with nothing and achieve anything, based not on who your family is," claimed Sen. Cruz. "But based on your talent, perseverance and the content of your character."

Before this interview last Friday, Sen. Cruz went on "The Tonight Show" where he debated with Jay Leno, noted Mediaite.com.

“I'm not a fan of shutting down the government,” claimed Sen. Cruz, who actually the led government shutdown in October and campaigned for it during the summer.

“You looked like a big fan from where I was standing,” Leno fired back.

Sources: PolitiChicks.TV and Mediaite.com