Conservatives, in the age of Donald Trump and his white nationalist followers, have been waging a war on the GOP, which has a long history of opposing gay marriage and abortion rights, opposing transgender rights and opposing abortion.
The tea party movement is trying to restore some of those old conservative principles by supporting gay marriage.
Tea party Republicans are now rallying behind the party’s presidential nominee, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
But it’s not clear whether the tea party will be able to achieve its goals, as Cruz, who opposes gay marriage, has repeatedly warned against abortion and abortion on demand.
The GOP, however, has become more progressive on abortion.
Tea Party conservatives have been pushing back against Trump.
In July, Cruz said abortion should be illegal in the first trimester of pregnancy, and he’s spoken out against Planned Parenthood.
The president has been pushing to reverse some of that, too, though not by forcing women to get abortions.
The Tea Party also opposes immigration reform, and in the 2016 presidential campaign it supported a presidential candidate who pledged to deport undocumented immigrants and called for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“When it comes to immigration, I think we’re going to see a whole lot more of the tea-party-style politics in the coming years,” said Josh Holmes, a Republican consultant and former communications director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
“There are so many issues that are very similar in the tea and the libertarian right.”
In his presidential platform, Trump called for “the immediate dismantling of the United Nations, its members, and its agencies” and for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
The platform also called for an end to the Iran nuclear deal, and for “a complete shutdown on the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
Trump has proposed building a “big, beautiful, beautiful wall” along the border and for an “immediate halt” to all U.N. aid to Israel.
The platform does not explicitly oppose abortion, but many tea party conservatives have voiced concerns that abortion rights would be compromised by a Trump presidency.
Some conservatives have even accused the Republican Party of being “anti-woman” for trying to repeal a ban on late-term abortions, saying that such restrictions are “pro-life” but not “pro-“abortion.
The most conservative Republican leaders in Congress have also spoken out in support of the Republican candidate, saying they “support Roe v.
Wade and believe that life begins at conception.”
One of the most extreme voices on the tea partier right, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), has been one of the few members of Congress to oppose abortion.
In May, he told a group of Tea Party activists at a conference in Virginia that they should “do it to the best of your ability” before asking, “Why?”
If Roe v, Wade is overturned, he said, “I am a conservative, and I will have no place for you.
I will not accept you.”
The tea partiers are also opposed to abortion rights for gay couples, though the GOP has been more lenient on the issue.
In 2016, Cruz criticized the GOP’s approach to abortion and gay marriage: “We are going to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which says if a woman is raped or abused, she can’t be punished for the crime,” Cruz said.
“But if she has an unwanted pregnancy, I will let Roe v., Wade do the rest of the work.”
Cruz’s position on abortion is not the only one on the conservative fringe that has changed in the past year.
Rep. Tom Cotton (R, Ark.), the Senate Republican whip, has been a champion of the anti-choice movement.
He said he’s a supporter of a woman’s right to choose, and if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, he would “immediately” repeal the ban on abortion for rape or incest.
And Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) has been among the most vocal Tea Party supporters of abortion restrictions.
Bachmann has also called abortion a “slaughterhouse,” saying that it’s necessary to “take out the unborn” in order to “keep the American economy going.”
The Republican party’s overall approach to the party has also shifted.
In the past, conservative Republicans were staunchly pro-life, and it was an open secret that the GOP would try to overturn Roe v..
After Donald Trump was elected president in 2016, the GOP began pushing back.
In March, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R.W.), a Tea Party favorite, said that if Trump were to win, he’d seek to overturn the Supreme Act, the landmark Supreme Court decision that upheld Roe v.-Wade.
“I would work to reverse Roe v,” Ryan said at a press conference in March, referring to the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.
He later said he didn