John Cornyn ranked second most conservative senator in 2012
There’s been a lot of establishment media prattle about Ted Cruz pulling John Cornyn further to the right.
To tell the truth, that would be mighty hard.
How conservative is John Cornyn?
The National Journal released its 2012 Senate ideology ratings today and Cornyn was the second most conservative member of the Senate.
Before Cruz joined it.
The San Antonio Republican scored a 93.8, second only to Idaho Republican James Risch. (Yes, James Risch. Ever heard of him? Unlike Cornyn and Cruz, he doesn’t get a lot of publicity.)
Cornyn ranked just ahead of now-resigned Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, a strong support of Cruz in the 2012 GOP primary and runoff. Other Tea Party Republicans such as Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah make the top ten most conservative list.
But they’re all behind Cornyn.
So the next time you read one of those stories saying how John Cornyn is following Ted Cruz’s lead on the Senate floor, think about it another way: Maybe Ted Cruz follows John Cornyn’s conservative lead.
A while back I had some serious issues with Sen. Cornyn and I wasn’t the least bit bashful about telling him so here on the blog and in direct communications.
I believe in giving credit where credit is due; Sen. Cornyn may have been more of a Conservative than some of us knew about, maybe not, I feel that Kay Bailey Hutchison may have had a lot to do with the *bar rap* that Sen. Cornyn got. No matter, now he is doing a wonderful job for Texas and I believe that he and Sen. Cruz are a force to be reckoned with.