One of the most closely monitored races in all the land for the 2018 midterms is coming to us from Texas.
And why shouldn’t it? Everything is bigger in Texas, after all. Why wouldn’t we have full-blown bout of verbal fisticuffs between Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke?
O’Rourke is a young, contemplative progressive whose political qualifications apparently include the ability to skateboard around a Whataburger parking lot late at night…something that is all too familiar to the socialist-leaning millennials churning in his wake.
Now, as the nation begins to sift through the debate between these two Lone Star steers, a number of high-profile moments have come to the surface, one of which has Ted Cruz absolutely obliterating Beto in regard to his progressive position on American police.
Cruz’s remarks came after he was asked why he cautioned O’Rourke and others not to jump to conclusions in the tragic shooting of Botham Shem Jean, who was gunned down by a Dallas police officer in his own apartment on Sept. 6. O’Rourke has called for the police officer, who has since been charged with manslaughter, to be fired.
What did Cruz say?
What happened to Mr. Jean was horrific. Nobody should be in their own home and be shot and killed in their own home. It was tragic. Now the officer as I understand it has contended that it was a tragic mistake — it was a case where the thought she was in her own apartment, she thought he was an intruder.
Right now today, I don’t know what happened that evening. Congressman O’Rourke doesn’t know what happened that evening. But he immediately called for firing the officer. I think that’s a mistake. Look, we have a criminal justice system, a criminal justice system that will determine what happened that night. If she violated the law, if she did that intentionally, she’ll face the consequences.
But without knowing the facts, before a trial, before a jury has heard the evidence, Congressman O’Rourke is ready to convict her, ready to fire her. And I’ll tell you, it’s a troubling pattern. Over and over again, Congressman O’Rourke, when faced with an issue about police and law enforcement, he sides against the police.
Later in his response, Cruz hit O’Rourke for allegedly describing law enforcement as “modern day Jim Crow” earlier in the week.
O’Rourke’s “Jim Crow” statement was shocking, to say the least, and made headlines on our site mere hours ago.
You can watch the fireworks below: