American Conservative Union chair Al Cardenas revealed this morning on WMAL's Mornings on the Mall that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference this month.
Sen. Cruz has lately become the prime target of the media and the left after his tough questioning of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel during confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee. For his trouble, Cruz was likened to Sen. Joe McCarthy by the McCarthyist left, including the New Yorker and MSNBC.
Cruz was elected in 2012 as a Tea Party favorite, coming from far behind to defeat an establishment candidate and provide one of the Tea Party's most important electoral successes to date. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the former solicitor general of Texas, Cruz has quickly established himself as one of the foremost conservatives in American politics today, and one of the most promising future leaders of the nation.