“I gotta say, watching the Schumer-Pelosi response was one of the most frightening things I’ve seen. You want to talk about a visual? I am pretty convinced that was an actual hostage video.”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), quoted by The Hill.
“I would certainly welcome his support, and I hope to see him in Texas. I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), telling the Houston Chronicle that he asked President Trump to assist him in his re-election efforts.
38%v to 39%
A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll finds Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with a dismal 38% to 39% approval rating. Among independents, Cruz holds a 20% to 53% approval rating.
With “vote your conscience” he hit the nail on the head,
Though it might mean his political career is dead.
But imagine my surprise
When I realized
That I finally agreed with one thing Ted Cruz said.
I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father …. Neither he nor his campaign has taken back a word of what they said about my family. … In that speech last night, I did not say a single negative word about Donald Trump. And I’ll tell you, this morning and going forward I don’t intend to say negative things about Donald Trump.”
— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), defending “distancing himself from Donald Trump, refusing to say he’s voting for Trump and ripping the Republican National Convention’s response to his speech the night before,” The Hill reports.
Number of public hearings of the Senate Armed Services Committee Sen. Ted Cruz has attended in 2015. The Texas Republican attended just three of the panel’s 16 public hearings so far this year, according to a Politico review of hearings transcripts. “The average committee member attended 13 of the 16 hearings, and Cruz is the only one of the panel’s 26 members with an attendance rate below 50 percent.”
Ted Cruz made sure he was first out of the blocks,
Assuring the base he’ll walk the tea party walk.
But nobody can vex us
Like that Canuck from Texas,
Which is why we just cringe whenever Ted talks.