Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who opened his remarks with a joke about his much-criticized trip to a Cancun resort, called conservatives Jedi “rebels” against the “rigid conformism” of the socialist left – a call for weapons during an event imbued with complaints of cultural victimization. This year’s conference is called “America Uncanceled”.
But Mr. Cruz also had a message for members of his own party.
“There are a lot of voices in Washington who just want to erase the last four years, want to go back to the world before,” he said. “Let me tell you right away: Donald J. Trump is not going anywhere.”
Josh Hawley, a young senator from Missouri, after defending his efforts to challenge the election results as “taking a stand,” proclaimed a “new nationalism” which included the dissolution of tech companies, resistance to China and the tightening of borders. The…
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