DENVER — Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz was the star speaker Saturday at Colorado Christian University’s fourth-annual Conservative Western Summit — the first-term firebrand rallying the roughly 2,000 Republican voters here with an aggressive and unapologetic speech celebrating the power of the far-right message and detailing a plan through which he hopes to rewrite the nation’s tax code, abolish the IRS and sink the “Obamacare” health-care reform law by leading a move to starve it of funding during its crucial implementation phase.
“We have to be focused on growth,” he told the packed Hyatt ballroom. “That means remaking the tax code… abolishing the IRS.
“People tell me that Obamacare is killing the lower classes, gumming up the engine of growth. But we can end that… Over the next 60 days in Washington, we have the opportunity to defund Obamacare.”