February 26, 2024

Eli Crane Talks Political Outsider Status, Battling GOP Leadership

Republican Rep. Eli Crane joined “The Kevin Roberts Show” Wednesday to debate the southern border, difficult the Republican management within the House, and the way he feels misplaced in Washington, D.C. 

The congressman informed host and Heritage President Kevin Roberts that the voters of Arizona’s 2nd District picked an unusual individual to characterize them in Congress. “This guy doesn’t have any experience. He’s got a lot of tattoos. He often wears a ball cap on the campaign trail, but I think this guy might be a little—I think he might actually do what he says,” famous Crane. 

He additionally stated that he feels misplaced in Washington as a result of he typically stands up towards Republican management on sure points. 

One such subject was aid to Ukraine. Crane stated {that a} congressional assist bundle to the European nation was “stoking the fires” of the battle. He even expressed concern that one potential state of affairs ensuing from selling Ukraine could possibly be that Russia feels pushed towards “taking out some of our American cities” with its nuclear arsenal. 

The congressman additional acknowledged his distance at occasions from congressional management, saying that many Washington leaders appear to care extra a couple of foreign war than the challenges Americans face as we speak, such because the growing burdens of unlawful immigration. 

Texas is at the moment in a authorized battle towards the Biden administration for management of a makeshift border wall topped with barbed wire. The administration is making an attempt to take away the Texas-built wall, drawing ire from quite a few Republican governors who support Texas’ efforts to stem the tide of unlawful crossings. 

“Walls work,” Crane stated. “There’s a reason why prisons have them, schools have them, you have them at your home.”  

The congressman additionally stated that he got here to Washington to “shake things up,” even when meaning voting to oust the speaker of the House. The congressman was one of eight representatives in October 2023 who voted to take away Kevin McCarthy from the speakership. 

Kevin McCarthy is plotting his revenge against those of us that took him out,” Crane stated on the podcast.  

He stated he wasn’t nervous in regards to the political fallout, although. In reality, Crane stated, “We need more people up here [Washington] … that are willing to shake things up, and that are willing to put their political careers on the line.” 

“We need people coming up here that aren’t afraid to buck the system,” the congressman stated. 

Crane additionally talked about one different cause he appears like he doesn’t slot in right here in Washington—one which will resonate with the common man: “I hate wearing a suit!” 

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