Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh claims there is an “all-out assault” on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and others like him — within the Republican Party. He said the GOP establishment is currently carrying out a plan to “deal with” Cruz and others in their bid to “take over the Republican Party.”

He cited David Brooks, a “supposed conservative columnist for the New York Times,” who has reportedly warned that Cruz and other lawmakers like him “threaten the traditional Republican Party.”

“Brooks insists that Ted Cruz’s motives are less about legislation and policy and more about the politics of undermining the Republican establishment,” Limbaugh added. “And Brooks considers himself to be a ranking member of the Republican establishment.”

Rush Limbaugh Explains Why There Is an All Out Assault on Ted Cruz

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Limbaugh then played an audio clip of Brooks attacking Cruz on PBS’ “Newshour.”

“They are not normal members of Congress. They’re not legislators, they just want to stop things. And so they just want to obstruct,” Brooks says in the audio.

It was at this point that Limbaugh went off.

“What in the hell are they supposed to do, Mr. Brooks!?” Limbaugh yelled. “This is what every one of you ought to be doing. Why do you call yourself a Republican if you all you want to do is lay down and agree with Obama and the Democrats? Why don’t you switch parties if it’s so much better over there.”

He went on: “What in the world is he supposed to do? He was sent there to stop this. He was sent to Washington specifically to try to stop some of this.”

Watch the clip via the Daily Rushbo below: