The Republican staffer who was ousted from the Republican Study Committee for working with outside conservative groups has been named deputy chief of staff to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The staffer, Paul Teller, served as executive director of the RSC until he was pushed out for working with outside groups who have aggressively attacked establishment Republicans and Republican congressional leaders.
“Paul will help manage day to day operations of the office, work with coalitions, and guide Sen. Cruz’s policy priorities,” Cruz Press Secretary Catherine Frazier told TPM in an email.
Those outside groups include tea party organizations like the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Madison Project, and FreedomWorks.
“It is an honor and a privilege to work for Sen. Cruz,” Teller said in a statement on Monday. “His leadership is truly motivating, and I can’t wait to get started on our collaboration for liberty.”
Cruz praised Teller as a tireless worker pushing for conservative principles.
“Paul’s many years of experience working in Congress and his tireless work to advance conservative principles make him a tremendous addition to our team,” Cruz said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him to keep making Texans’ voices heard in Washington and to promote a positive policy agenda that will restore economic growth, rein in government overreaching, and protect Americans’ personal liberties.”
Teller starts January 16.
Photo from Paul Teller via Facebook.
This post was updated.