American Airlines has announced that they are investigating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) after he was caught not wearing a mandatory mask on a flight.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defended Christopher Columbus, referring to the protesters who toppled a statue of the explorer at Minnesota’s state capitol as the “American Taliban.”
American Taliban. https://t.co/rYcKpvoYhk
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) received his first haircut in three months at Salon à la Mode, the same salon owned by Shelley Luther, who was jailed this week for defying the state’s stay-at-home order and reopening her business early.
Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) wrote a letter to President Donald Trump suggesting he suspend visas for guest workers “during recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.”
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voiced strong opposition to providing any federal relief funding to assist state and local governments losing revenues hand-over-fist and facing mountains of unforeseen expenditures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Ted Cruz is the first member of Congress to confirm that he was exposed to the coronavirus at CPAC.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) threatened Democrats with retaliation if they dare to call John Bolton to testify at Trump's impeachment trial.
Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham got taken to school by Adam Schiff when they asked a hypothetical question equating Obama and Trump.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ignored reality and started screaming the false claim that there were spies in the Trump campaign during the Horowitz hearing.
Ted Cruz tried to lie and claim that there had to be a crime for the president to be impeached, but Meet The Press's Chuck Todd caught him.
The Republican Party of Texas is in panic mode.
Shocked by the results of the 2018 midterm elections that saw the GOP lose a record number of seats in the House, and by the close race that saw incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R) almost lose his seat to rising star Beto O’Rourke (D), the Texas GOP is taking steps to fight for their lives in 2020.
According to POLITICO, the Texas Republican Party has massive fundraising goals for next year’s elections. They are now desperately trying to hang on to congressional seats in a former red state that is now seeing huge demographic changes which threaten the GOP’s dominance.
If these trends continue, Texas could soon turn into a blue state, and the mere thought of that is enough to send Texas Republicans into panic mode.
The POLITICO report said:
“Facing a rapidly changing voter base, anti-Trump fervor and a more motivated Democratic Party, the state GOP is moving earlier than ever to prepare after watching two House members lose in 2018 and another half-dozen win by fewer than 5 points.”
Appearing on MSNBC, GOP strategist Rick Tyler said he was extremely upset at what he heard from Donald Trump during his speech at CPAC. But even more disturbing, Tyler said, was the enthusiastic reception the president was received from the crowd. As the National Spokesman and Communications Director for Cruz for President, Rick was a senior member of Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 campaign team.
“It’s interesting about CPAC,” Tyler said. “It used to be the confab of conservatives who would get together once a year but it’s not CPAC anymore — it hasn’t been since 2016. It’s now Trump-pac and should be TPAC.”
“The people there talk about being pro-tariffs, anti-justice, anti-law enforcement, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, pro-Russia, pro-autocrat,” he continued. “It’s unrecognizable what Donald Trump has done to the party and what he’s done to the conservative movement — it’s a shame.”
When asked, “What can be done to resurrect the Republican Party as it was — or is that gone?” Tyler said the party is dead.
“Rest in peace,” he lamented, adding:
“No, it’s over. The problem is that the Republican Party has no grounding governing philosophy anymore because they’ve signed on to all these things as I just mentioned that were antithetical to the conservative movement.”
Many Republicans are unhappy about the midterm election results, which saw Democrats taking back control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Many Republicans believe that Democrats are misguided and all of their policies are wrong.
But for some Republicans saying Democrats are wrong is not going far enough.
Several white Christian Republican pastors in Texas are now saying that the Democratic Party is “godless” and Democrats themselves are “evil.”
Mega church Pastor Dr. Ed Young, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention said that the Democratic Party is “some kind of religion that is basically godless” during a speech he delivered at Congressman John Culberson’s election watch party Tuesday night. Culberson was a GOP incumbent who lost his House seat in Texas during this year’s Blue Wave. Young’s remarks were mae after Rep. Culberson gave his concession speech.
And Young is not the only white Republican Texas Christian pastor expressing those kinds of sentiments. Republican anti-LGBT rights activist Dave Welch, who is leader of the Houston-based Texas Pastor Council, wrote in a Friday column that Young is right — secular Democrats are a “godless party” that embraces legal abortion and “moral anarchy.”
Before the election another Texas pastor, Bob Long of prophecy-driven Rally Call Ministries, wrote that he had a vision of a demonic attack on the election by “supernatural evil.” Long was chosen by Texas Republican lawmakers to leads prayer services in the Texas Capitol.
There is an electoral divide in America. We are divided by race, by sex, by geography and increasingly by religion. And Evangelical Christians from all denominations and races are sharply divided over what their message should be. Do they preach morality and evangelical political power and
support a president of questionable morals
Voters are reporting that some voting machines in Texas are changing some straight-ticket Democratic votes for Rep. Beto O'Rourke to votes for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Heidi Cruz lamented the fact that her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TZ) is only making $174,000 a year as a US Senator, and that she has to be the family's primary breadwinner.
(Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.
O’Rourke has captured national attention and set a Senate fund-raising record with $38 million in third-quarter donations, more than triple Cruz’s.
Democrats nationally have seen the race as a chance at one of the two seats they need to win in congressional elections on Nov.6 to take a majority in the Senate and more effectively counter President Donald Trump.
But a series of recent polls showing the first-term incumbent Cruz with a solid lead suggests the national enthusiasm reflected in media profiles and donations may not be as strong in Republican-leaning Texas, which has not elected a Democratic U.S. Senator in three decades.
That leaves the San Antonio debate, which will be broadcast live throughout the state, as a key opportunity for former punk rocker O’Rourke to convince Texans of his message.
Cruz has painted O’Rourke, who favors a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, opposes building a wall along the border with Mexico, and supports some gun-control measures, as too radical for Texas.
O’Rourke has blasted Cruz for supporting massive deportations of illegal immigrants. He has also criticized Cruz for supporting Trump’s trade policies, which he said have hurt the Texas economy.
The momentum may have turned in Cruz’s favor since the two squared off in Dallas last month, against the backdrop of the debate over Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
At the time, Cruz argued for swift confirmation of the lifetime position, while O’Rourke joined a chorus of Democrats calling for an FBI investigation into accusations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted another student while he was in high school.
Following raucous hearings, Kavanaugh was confirmed early this month in a 50-48 vote that firmly solidified the court’s 5-4 conservative majority.
Trump and Senate campaign leaders have trumpeted that victory, and plans to nominate more conservatives to lower tiers of the federal court system, in an effort to drum up stronger turnout by Republican voters.
(Reporting by Scott Malone, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)
that Texas Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke raised over $38 million in the most recent quarter in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. These eye-popping fundraising numbers got the attention of the political world, including Democratic operatives and candidates in other states.
Until recently the thought of a Democrat winning a Texas Senate race would be considered ridiculous. Especially a liberal Democrat who has endorsed an assault rifle ban and believes in “Medicare for all.”
But as of today the highly-respected Cook Political Report is rating the race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke a toss up.
Here’s the overview (Subscription): https://t.co/Kf8NF5NPls
Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.
The conservative U.S. senator from Texas is being outpaced and overshadowed by his progressive challenger, Beto O’Rourke, who is pushing to be the first Democrat in Texas to be elected to the Senate in 30 years.
By James Oliphant
DALLAS (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step with the Texas electorate as the two candidates faced off in a debate just six weeks before critical congressional elections.
At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the two battled over hot-button issues such as immigration, gun rights and trade. O’Rourke frequently complained that Cruz was misrepresenting his positions — at one point accusing the incumbent Republican of “slander.”
The candidates sparred as well over the embattled Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who faces allegations that he assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, while both were in high school.
Cruz urged Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Cruz is a member, next week. “The allegations she has raised are serious, and they deserve to be treated with respect,” Cruz said. “Judge Kavanaugh deserves a full opportunity to defend himself,” he added.
O’Rourke, a U.S. representative from El Paso, called for the FBI to investigate Ford’s claims, something that Senate Republicans have resisted, and argued that Kavanaugh‘s nomination should be rejected.
Cruz painted O’Rourke, who favors a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, opposes building a wall along the border with Mexico, and supports some gun-control measures, as too radical for Texas. He noted that O’Rourke has expressed an openness toward abolishing the