Ted Cruz was on with Martha MacCallum this morning who grilled him on getting independents versus just sticking with the base. MacCallum started with the premise that Cruz is too conservative but he refuted that nonsense and told her that he’s already seeing a wider coalition of voters including Reagan Democrats and independents among his supporters. But she still insisted on sticking with her premise, asking Cruz if he even wants the independent vote. Cruz responded that of course he wants independents. He explained to MacCallum, as he as told others in the past, that his common sense principles are something that most Americans can agree on and that will draw independents as well as conservatives.
MacCallum also asked him about his comments on concealed carry on military bases and that he had been pressing McCain, and that McCain says he doesn’t remember being pressed by Cruz. He admitted that he may have misspoke in saying he’s been pressing McCain, as he’s been pressing the Senate Armed Services Committee and that McCain is the new Chairman of that committee.