In a small sentence, Biden made a huge point. Let’s serve people, not presidents or politics.
Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fl.) has come under fire after saying that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) “should not have apologized” for flying to Cancún while millions of people went without food and water as a result of the Texas power disaster.
Ted Cruz should not have apologized.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) February 19, 2021
Gaetz was almost immediately criticized for coming to Cruz’s defense at a time when the state of Texas is facing a significant humanitarian disaster that has claimed the lives of at least 47 people as severe winter weather continues to batter the state.
“You are nauseating,” said one person, while another accused him of “elitist” behavior. Yet another person implied Gaetz would likely flee his own state in the event of a similar disaster.
You are nauseating. I thought you guys wanted to build a wall? Now it’s just cool to flee inhospitable living conditions? Oh, ok.
— Mela Shea (@MelaShea) February 19, 2021
@mattgaetz thinks he's part of an Elitist Society instead of the Public Servant he is. You and @SenTedCruz have a lot to learn about being public servants. You DON'T OWN US! We are YOUR BOSSES! https://t.co/mkzVtoeumT
At a moment when many Texas families don't have food, water, or heat, Sen. Ted Cruz said that he was only taking care of his family by going to Cancun.
Donald Trump Jr. tried to defend Ted Cruz by blaming "Democrat governors" when the governor of Texas is a Republican.
Ted Cruz has had a pretty indefensible year so far. The Texas lawmaker began 2021 by supporting Donald Trump‘s election lie.
The senator’s home state is currently encountering an unprecedented winter storm. A number of people have died and millions have no power. Still, Cruz chose to fly to Cancun last night in the midst of the crisis.
Cruz’s behavior was so egregious, in fact, that Fox‘s Jesse Watters lit into him during an episode of The Five. Watters told viewers, “I mean this is kind of day one stuff if you’re a politician. If there’s a weather disaster in your state, you don’t go on a tropical vacation.”
“I mean this is kind of day one stuff if you’re a politician. If there’s a weather disaster in your state, you don’t go on a tropical vacation” pic.twitter.com/sw8nP06GgU
— Acyn (@Acyn)
February 18, 2021
A source has confirmed to Fox News that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) flew to Cancun for a family getaway as his state contends with the consequences of a winter storm that has left millions without electricity or running water.
“The photos speak for themselves,” the source said, referring to photos that circulated on social media showing Cruz disembarking a plane with other passengers.
Former MSNBC anchor David Shuster also confirmed that Cruz and his family flew to Cancun to spend “a few days at a resort they’ve visited before.”
“Cruz seems to believe there isn’t much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing,” Shuster wrote.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they've visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe
The Republican Accountability Project has launched an ad campaign to force Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) to resign over their decision to vote against the Electoral College certification after a mob of former President Donald Trump’s supporters violently stormed the Capitol in a bid to overturn the results of an election that President Joe Biden won handily.
“You lied about the election. The Capitol was attacked,” the billboards read.
The billboard campaign cost the group $1 million. The group made headlines earlier this month for announcing it would donate $50 million to reelect any members of the GOP who vote to impeach or convict Trump for inciting the insurrection against Congress. Details about the campaign were first discussed with Politico.
“The billboards will be placed in each House member’s district, as well as in multiple cities in Texas
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough criticized Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) for downplaying the January 6 storming of the United States Capitol, which took place after former President Donald Trump urged his supporters to march on Congress in a bid to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The president’s supporters were egged on by the president’s claims of widespread election fraud, which has debunked by news outlets, government agencies, and independent observers alike.
Both Cruz and Hawley, who voted against certifying the results of an election that President Joe Biden won decisively, have faced significant criticism amid calls that they resign from Congress altogether. Neither man has walked back their claims. Graham also voted against certifying the results and has continued to push against impeaching and convicting the former president for inciting the insurrection against Congress.
“Listen, I’m a conservative. A lot of people didn’t like my views after 9/11. I don’t really care. I sort of agreed with [former Vice President] Dick Cheney with a 1% solution,” Scarborough said. “Your job if you are a leader is to stop another attack against this country. Right? Well, guess what? I’m that same guy in 2020. You come after us. You come after our Capitol. We’re going to come after you. And we sure as hell are not going to let you inside our Capitol. We sure as hell are not going to tell everybody, ‘Let’s just pretend this will go away.'”
“Let’s just forget about it. That’s what Lindsey [Graham] wants us to do,” Scarborough went on. “He wants us to forget about the fact that people were bludgeoned in the head with an American flag because of Donald Trump. He wants us to forget that a cop was beaten to death and the reason why the cop killer beat the cop to death was because they were inspired by Donald Trump to do so.”
Scarborough then turned his attention to Cruz and Hawley.
“Ted Cruz wants us to forget because he led the sedition along with Josh Hawley [and Ted Cruz]. Forget? Forget? You’re out of your mind and you’re not a conservative. That’s how conservatives do not talk. We don’t forget. If you attack our country, we go after you. We jail you. We throw away the key. You come after our Capitol?”
He even found time to criticize Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) for their roles. Both senators had expressed concerns that holding an impeachment trial would only further divide the country.
“And you think, Ron, it’s simply vindictive to see justice for the leader of the insurrection. Marco, you hide behind procedural safeguards? This is a procedure. We can’t go after it. No. No. Find a constitutional lawyer that supports justice and quote that judge, that justice,” he said.
“This is what the Republicans in the Senate want you to forget,” Scarborough concluded. “This is what Rand Paul wants you to forget. This is what Ted Cruz wants you to forget. This is what Ron Johnson wants you to forget. And I say never, never forget. Just like I said after 9/11. Never forget that the Islamic terrorists came to our country and attacked us. And you know what? I said we needed to call them Islamic terrorists. You know why? Because they were Islamic terrorists. You know what these people are? They are Trump terrorists. Call them by their name.”
You can watch Scarborough in the video below.
Joe Scarborough calls the insurrectionists that Republicans are trying to make America forget Trump terrorists. pic.twitter.com/dhxFH4EkNF
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) January 27, 2021
Every year on Martin Luther King Day, thousands of people post tributes to the civil rights leader on their social media accounts. This includes many people in the Republican Party.
The ever oblivious Ivanka Trump posted a tribute to MLK this morning. Just days after trying to eliminate the votes of millions of African Americans, Ted Cruz wrote, “Now more than ever, we are reminded of the power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, calling on all of us to have ‘the courage to face the uncertainties of the future,’ ‘as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom.”
Now more than ever, we are reminded of the power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, calling on all of us to have ‘the courage to face the uncertainties of the future,’ ‘as we continue our forward stride toward the city of freedom.’
In the aftermath of the violent assault on the nation’s Capitol, all I heard on the cable news shows was how well-educated Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley are. Cruz attended Princeton University and graduated from Harvard Law School. Hawley earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University before completing his law degree at Yale.
Back during the 2016 Republican primary, GOP lawmakers had a much different reaction to Donald Trump. Chris Christie frequently bashed him before becoming an important campaign surrogate.
Lindsey Graham famously tweeted, “If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.” No the South Carolina senator is one of Trump’s chief sycophants.
If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed…….and we will deserve it.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) May 3, 2016
But no Republican has made such a turn on Trump as Ted Cruz. After Trump called the Texas senator’s wife ugly and accused his father of being involved in the Kennedy assassination, Cruz has become his chief defender.
It was a different story following the 2016 Iowa Caucuses, which Cruz won. Trump tweeted at the time, “Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.”
Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.
Politicians are often at their most popular in times of great crisis. Following 9/11, New York’s previously unpopular leader Rudy Giuliani became “America’s Mayor.” Similarly, following the terrorist attacks, George W. Bush had an approval rating of 92%.
Donald Trump had a terrible approval rating during his whole time in office. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, offered him a chance to look like a leader and help bring the country together. To the surprise of no one, Trump failed miserably.
Not only was the pandemic an opportunity to bring America together, it also came just a few months before the presidential election. Actor George Clooney recently told the New York Times Trump would have won easily if he had only told people to wear masks.
He said in the interview, “Had Trump come out at the very beginning and said, ‘We’re all going to wear masks because it’s the right thing to do and it’s going to save a lot of lives,’ the whole country would have gotten behind him and he would have been re-elected. But he thought it would affect his economy, so he chose to say it didn’t exist. And now we’re going to have 350,000 people dead.”
Clooney also opined that Joe Biden would have trouble working with Republicans. “The world is different now,” he said. “ I mean, Ted Cruz, think about what a yutz this guy is! I don’t care what your political view is: If a guy said that my wife was ugly and my father killed Kennedy, there is no way in the world you could have me come out and say, ‘I’ll defend you.’”
Kellyanne Conway probably never expected to be working with Donald Trump. When the Republican primary season was starting back in 2015, Conway then worked for Ted Cruz.
But Trump was able to dispatch all of his Republican competition and Conway later joined his team. She became one of his most loyal and long-standing soldiers, sticking around through the fast and furious firings.
It wasn’t always easy for Conway. Her husband George has been one of the biggest critics of the Trump administration. She also had to deal with her teen-aged daughter Claudia constantly taking shots at her boss.
But the advisor has made it to the finish line and her seeming reward is a major book deal. According to the Daily Beast, Conway will receive up to $2 million for a tell-all book about her experiences.
A White House source told the Daily Mail, “
Of all the White House insiders, Kellyanne is going to write the most unvarnished, eye-popping account of her time working for the president. She’s got some of us quaking in our boots.”
During the morning and afternoon, most of the Fox network anchors discuss Joe Biden as the “President-Elect.” But once 6:00 comes, many of the Fox personalities will tell you that Donald Trump still has a chance at winning the election.
And no one is fighting harder for the president than Fox Business host Lou Dobbs. Dobbs is willing to take the fight for Trump to anyone, even if it’s an important White House adviser.
Stephen Miller couldn’t have quite known what he was in for when he sat down with Dobbs on Monday. The interview ended with the host snapping at the Trump adviser for letting Trump “fight alone.”
Dobbs was impressed with Ted Cruz’ offer to argue Trump’s case in front of the Supreme Court. He asked Miller, “The reality is that this president right now is fighting — and let’s be straightforward about it — he’s fighting all alone. And Ted Cruz has stepped up to say he’ll argue before the Supreme Court. Why on God’s green Earth wouldn’t the White House jump on it?”
When Miller tried to change the subject, an irritated Dobbs continued:
“No, no, Stephen. I’m not going to let you do this! I’m not going to let you do that!… I asked a question. You and I, we’re reasonably smart and decent fellows. Why don’t you answer me? That’s all I’m asking here, Stephen. Why don’t you guys jump and salute Ted Cruz and say, yes, we want you on the team now? My God, this is not a time for internecine nonsense on the part of the Republican party which is watching its blood drain into the streets because they’re gutless!”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) appeared to imply that Pfizer‘s Covid-19 vaccine announcement was planned in time for Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential election. Cruz provided no evidence for his claim, merely using his Twitter presence to highlight a similar tweet from Steve Guest, the
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned that the upcoming election could be “a bloodbath of Watergate proportions” for the GOP if people are in dire financial straits as a result of the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
“If people are going back to work, if they’re optimistic, if they’re positive about the future, we could see a fantastic election: the president getting reelected with a big margin, Republicans winning both Houses of Congress,” Cruz told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” earlier this morning.
Walking down Main Street, couples, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, cannot be legally denied the right to hold hands, share a hug, or kiss–if Main Street is part of the public square, that is.
There are a number of Republican senators up for reelection in 2020. For some of them, sharing the ballot with Donald Trump could be helpful. For many more, it might be the end of their political career.
So when Donald Trump took the debate stage on Tuesday night, he was fighting for other Republicans on the ticket as well as for himself. And considering that the event was a total disaster for Trump, he didn’t do any of those incumbents any favors.
Republicans working in the senate were willing to rip Trump more than usual when discussing his debate performance today.
Unsurprisingly, Mitt Romney of Utah was willing to go farther than most. “I thought it was an embarrassment,” he told one reporter. In another interview, Romney said, “I can say I watched the debate last night. It was not a Lincoln Douglas debate, that’s for sure.”
"I think he should correct it, and if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak."
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to drum up support for filling in the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The president advertised Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s new book, One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History.
“Our Great 1st Amendment, our Great 2nd Amendment, our right to worship God & so much more comes down to one vote on the Court. @TedCruz has a fantastic new book, ‘One Vote Away’, out today!” the president wrote, adding that “It’s the best book to read as we fight to” confirm his nominee Amy Coney Barrett to the nation’s highest court.
Our Great 1st Amendment, our Great 2nd Amendment, our right to worship God & so much more comes down to one vote on the Court. @TedCruz has a fantastic new book, “One Vote Away”, out today! It's the best book to read as we fight to #ConfirmACB to #SCOTUS. https://t.co/M9xyXiUti2
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked a ceremonial resolution to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg because he claimed it contained "partisan language."