Contact Us

GOP Strategist Matt Mackowiak Says Ted Cruz Is Putting Pressure On John Cornyn To Go Conservative [AUDIO]


On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist and co-founder on Matt Mackowiak talked with Chad Hasty about the latest statewide and national issues.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

There has been a lot of talk about Senator John Cornyn moving more towards the right, thanks to the influence of Senator Ted Cruz. Mackowaik says he believes Cornyn was always conservative, but kept is muted so he could obtain a leadership position .But whatever the case, Mackowiak says that Cruz is obviously putting some pressure on Cornyn.

“There’s no question that Senator Ted Cruz is putting some pressure on [Cornyn] from the right. And that’s a new phenomenon for Cornyn, given that on most issues, Hutchison was putting pressure on him from the left. And so, it is a little bit of a different situation for him, and I think you are seeing him go slightly more conservatively that he was last Congress.”

Mackowiak also discussed the appointment of Chuck Hagel and why it was so worrisome. Mackowiak explained that while our presence in the Middle East is dwindling down, our defense budget is being cut, and having someone like Hagel who is “less than impressive” was troublesome. He added that Hagel could still face the threat of an anonymous hold or filibuster on his appointment, but both seemed to be very likely.

You can listen to Matt Mackowiak Mondays at 9:35 during The Chad Hasty Show on NewsTalk 790 KFYO. You can also follow him on Twitter: @MattMackowiak.

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.