Ted Cruz Defends His Speech

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.

‘Tailgunner’ Ted Cruz Has Worst Attendance Record on Armed Services Committee


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.”

Cruz Booed Off Stage by Middle Eastern Christians

Christians have no greater ally than Israel … if you will not stand with Israel and the Jews, I will not stand with you. Good night and God bless.

— Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), “abruptly walked off stage at a gala for Middle Eastern Christians after he was booed for urging the audience to stand behind Israel and Jews,” Bloomberg reports. Cruz was the keynote speaker at the inaugural conference of a nonprofit group called In Defense of Christians.