Newt Gingrich: I’m on Team Paul-CruzSubmitted by P. Nicholson on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 12:05
By TAL KOPAN | 8/1/13 10:44 AM EDT
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are among the few members of the Republican Party courageous enough to ask important questions, and that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie represents an establishment growing “hysterical” over their strength.
“I consistently have been on the side of having the courage that Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have, and I think it’s sad to watch the establishment grow hysterical, but frankly they’re hysterical because they have no answers,” Gingrich said Thursday morning on “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
Gingrich was weighing in on an escalating war of words between Christie and Paul that was set off over their differing views on NSA surveillance of Americans. Gingrich told Ingraham that the party needs to admit that its national security strategy of the last decade was a failure, and Cruz (R-Texas) and Paul (R-Ky.) are leading the way.