Skip to comments.Ted Cruz hires Paul Teller, energizing grassroots conservatives
Posted on 01/13/2014 11:57:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday announced the hiring of Paul Teller, the veteran Hill staffer who conservative activists rallied around after his high-profile ouster as the lead staffer on a prominent Republican committee last month.
Teller, the former executive director of the House Republican Study Committee, will serve as Cruzs new deputy chief of staff, starting this week.
Pauls many years of experience working in Congress and his tireless work to advance conservative principles make him a tremendous addition to our team, Cruz said. I look forward to working with him to keep making Texans voices heard in Washington and to promote a positive policy agenda that will restore economic growth, rein in government overreach, and protect Americans personal liberties.
Tellers firing in December over disagreements on policy and strategy with the lawmakers on the Republican Study Committee was unusual for both the media attention it received and subsequent public protest from movement conservatives.
Paul Teller is one of the true heroes of the conservative movement, more than 50 well-known conservative activists wrote in a letter after the firing. For over a decade, he has been the guiding light of conservatism on Capitol Hill. No one has done more to advance conservative principles and block the liberal agenda than Paul Teller. In the tradition of President Reagan, he is a true happy warrior who is both forceful and courageous.
Teller was let go from his job after he had been working with some outside conservative groups to oppose the budget deal offered by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Washington State Sen. Patty Murray. The members of the RSC who paid his salary were divided on the issue.
In a statement, Teller said, It is an honor and privilege to work for Sen. Cruz. His leadership is truly motivating, and I cant wait to get started on our collaboration for liberty.
Politico: Ted Cruz hires sacked RSC staffer Paul Teller ".....Teller called Cruzs leadership truly motivating. He will start working for Cruz on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Teller was a longtime influential force at the RSC, which plays a central role in shaping the House Republican agenda and claims the vast majority of the GOP conference as members. His hiring underscores the deep ties between the right flank of the House and conservative GOP senators like Cruz, a relationship which contributed heavily to the GOPs attempts to defund Obamacare and the subsequent government shutdown in October."
Teller doesn’t say much.
You’re right, he needs a loud mouthed partner to do the talking... how about Sean Penn?
I was hoping Cruz hired Edward Teller so they can nuke the RINOS.
I HAVE to post this:
Is he related to JAX TELLER?
(Guess what I’m binge viewing right now...)
What do you mean by that?
I'm not challenging your statement, just wondering what you know that I don't.