Two weeks ago, Townhall Media and Change Politics partnered to create a conservative channel for a presidential forum that allows voters to ask questions of the Republican candidates in the field. Two of the candidates took up the challenge — Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. (Jeb Bush also agreed to the challenge, but suspended his campaign before the conclusion of this forum.) Senator Rubio responded to the questions in video form. Senator Cruz’s responses, submitted in written form, will be published two hours from now.
Bob Owens: Why do you think the Founding Fathers considered the Second Amendment the next most important right after the freedom of speech?
Matthew Vespa: How would you reverse President Obama’s ambitious environmental regulatory agenda and protect fixed-income seniors from rising energy costs?
Cortney O’Brien: How high of a priority will it be for you to defund Planned Parenthood during your first term in office?
Moe Lane: If elected, who specifically (please give a name) would you nominate to the Supreme Court?
Joseph Cunningham: As a parent and a teacher, I’d like to know: what are your plans on bringing about change in education in America, such as school choice?
Editor’s pick: Kelly Brady | Berkley, MI: What does it mean to be a conservative in 2016, and ideally, how should that change – if at all?