Tuesday night marked the last GOP Debate of this year, with the most important candidates for the race for the White House having one last chance to make their opinions heard.
It was also the first Republican meeting after the terrorist attacks from Paris and the San Bernardino shootings, so the fact that the candidates talked about the national security policies didn’t came as a surprise. Everybody was looking forward to hearing how a Republican president would handle such situations.
Rubio vs. Cruz, another round
One of the main attractions of the GOP Debate was the ‘battle’ between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the two clashing on immigration, data sweeps by intelligence agencies and regime change in the Middle East, according to CNN Politics.
Marco Rubio claimed that Cruz never supported the idea of offering a path to legal status for illegal immigrants, a statement that could make the Texas senator’s position in the eyes of conservatives weaker. “I have never supported legalization, and I do not intend to support legalization,” Cruz replied.
Trump is not leaving the GOP
Moving on to Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, he confirmed that there aren’t any plans for him to leave the party and he’s definitely running to be the Republican candidate for President. He also denied any rumors about him opting for an independent presidential run, if he’s not treated fairly by the party.
A maneuver like this will allow Democrats to win the race for the White House,so Trump declared during the GOP Debate that he’s happy with the party. “I really am, I’ll be honest. I really am,” he said. “I am totally committed to the Republican Party. I feel very honored to be the front-runner.”
Nice one, Jeb!
Finally, Jeb Bush claimed that he had fun at the GOP Debate and even managed to get under Trump’s skin, a first for him. “Donald, you are not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency,” Bush warned him.