Former RNC Head Michael Steele Condemns Ted Cruz & Steve Bannon For Incendiary CPAC Speeches
Former Head of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele criticized Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and former Trump adviser, Steve Bannon, over their inflammatory speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday.
Bannon continued his call for shock troops to be sent to Washington.
“It is more fascism than farce,” Steele said during an appearance on MSNBC’s The Katie Phang Show. “It is more concern than conservatism and it really is about how we as a citizen respond to this. How we push back against it. We are not opponents of each other, we disagree from time to time on big and small issues, but our first inclination as Americans is not to go and beat the crap out of the neighbor just because they have a yard sign that we don’t like.”
At the conference, Cruz called on his supporters to “fight the barbarians.”
“It’s like the old Roman Colosseum where you slam on a breastplate and you grab a battle ax and you go fight the barbarians,” he said. “As they say in the military world, it is a target-rich environment.”
Steele responded to the senator’s statements.
“Just sit the hell down, please. Stop it,” Steele said. “You’re not serving the people of Texas, you haven’t done that since you have been there, the reality of it is. But you find the grift, you find the hot rhetoric, you make yourself seem like you are the big man on campus and you get things done. But that is not what this is about, this is not about getting things done.”