Laura Ingraham: ‘I Don’t Know If Ted Cruz Would’ve Won’ If Trump Didn’t Hold a Rally For Him


Laura Ingraham weighed in on the narrow reelection victory of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX).

The discussion began with GOP strategist Karl Rove saying that O’Rourke “might have had a better shot” in defeating Cruz if he “understood that he was running in a red state” because of the “dissatisfaction” with the Republican incumbent.

“Over the course of the campaign, he systematically alienated any shot he had at getting any moderate, independent or any Republican votes who didn’t like Ted Cruz,” Rove told the panel. “This was a race he could have run had he run a different campaign with $70 million in his pocket.”

Ingraham, on the other hand, gave credit to President Donald Trump for preserving Cruz’s senate seat.

“This is one thing I do know. If the Republicans were not able to take these seats tonight, there would be a cavalcade of criticism on Donald Trump,” Ingraham said. “I believe if Donald Trump hadn’t done that massive rally in Texas last week and hadn’t been there… if the president hadn’t done those rallies in some of these key areas, I don’t know if Ted Cruz would have won. And the party is coming home to Trump. I mean, the party is united- that doesn’t mean the agree with everything he tweets or they like every position on immigration, I’m not saying that, but I think most of the party realizes that if you’re not aligned behind the basic principles of this conservative populist approach of Trump… you’re not going anywhere.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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