Cruz predicts 'pitchforks and torches in the streets' if GOP doesn't deliver

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump walks tightrope on gun control State Department's top arms control official leaving Sanders NASA plan is definitely Earth first MORE (R-Texas) said Sunday that “there will be pitchforks and torches in the street” if Republicans don't deliver on promises made during the campaign.

“If we’re given the White House and both houses of Congress and we don’t deliver, I think there will be pitchforks and torches in the streets. And I think quite rightly,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”

Cruz referenced the anti-establishment sentiment during the presidential election that fueled the rise of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE

“I think people are so fed up with Washington, this election was a mandate with change and the most catastrophic thing Republicans could do is go back to business as usual,” he said.

Cruz said he plans to work with Trump and other members of Congress “to deliver on what we promised.”