Unfortunately, Cruz switched to the correct position on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) too late to stop the monstrosity. Had he not supported TPA on its first vote in the Senate, it might have been stopped in the House.
As recently as a week ago, he was issuing press releases explaining why he was right in supporting the TPA. It was only in the face of total repudiation by his base that he triangulated to this current position.
As always, a bill that does real damage passes by a few votes, and our so-called conservative representatives explain that they did all they could.
Cruz is a part of that same Washington crowd that he criticizes. And sadly, my favorite (Walker) is busily issuing pro-trade rhetoric too, as an excuse to ceding more authority to this lawless President.
I have never been more discouraged.