Texas Senator Ted Cruz chastised former President Donald Trump on Wednesday for failing to support the campaigns of pro-Trump politicians after receiving more than $100 million in funding himself.
Cruz chastised Trump on his podcast “The Verdict,” claiming that Trump should direct his $100 million Save America PAC campaign cash into midterm contests that have lost support due to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.
McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) PAC withdrew support for Republican candidates in Arizona and New Hampshire earlier this year.
Additionally in September, the SLF withdrew from New Hampshire, shifting support away from Republican candidate Don Bolduc and toward Pennsylvania contender Mehmet Oz.
“When Mitch McConnell only spends on the moderates and anti-Trump candidates, it would be nice if Trump would spend some of that $100 million dollars to help some of these candidates who Mitch is abandoning because they are pro-Trump. Those are the two pockets of money that are there and right now neither of them are spending in a number of these states,” Cruz complained during his podcast appearance.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “I wish Trump was spending some of his money … It would be nice if Trump would spend some of that $100 million to help some of these candidates who Mitch [McConnell] is abandoning because they're pro-Trump." pic.twitter.com/5VqrlDwel2
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“Just don’t don’t piss off Trump because the races we lose are races where there’s a pissing match between the Republican candidate and Trump; it’s a self-inflicted wound almost every time. I wish Trump was spending some of his money. Trumps got $100 million dollars and he’s spending almost none of it to support these candidates. That is not ideal.” Cruz added.
In 2022, Trump’s Save America PAC raised $107,131,831, according to Opensecrets.com.