Hurricane Harvey Exposes the Staggering Hypocrisy of Selfish Scumbag Ted Cruz
ted cruz is a disgrace to this country
There was a time when Ted Cruz was a serious potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination. After all, he had a clean-cut look to him, was a hardline conservative, and, through his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, showcased his willingness to reach across the aisle. Of course, the fact that he was born in Canada may have predetermined his inevitable failure, given that he was unsuccessfully running against a person who had championed the birther movement against Barack Obama, but one can never be entirely sure of these things.
Since Trump was elected to the Oval Office, Cruz has done nothing but unconditionally support his actions, from the disastrous American Health Care Act to intervention in Syria. And keep in mind that, during the primary, Trump called Cruz’s wife ugly and accused his dad of helping assassinate President John F. Kennedy. Cruz is someone who has no dignity or shame, and clearly puts the integrity of his party before his own family. In other words, the perfect sheep for Trump’s America.
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It would be one thing if his actions only impacted himself, but that is far from the case. During 2013, Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeastern part of the country, prompting Congress and President Obama to pass a relief bill providing aid. Of all the congressmen, 67 voted against it, including Cruz.
Now, the tables have turned. As readers are no doubt aware, Texas is currently under attack by Hurricane Harvey, which has caused flooding in the southeastern part of the state and killed eight people at the time of this article’s publication. Representatives and senators from Texas have been actively working to help citizens, presumably to pull a Chris Christie and gain political favor from the community around them, but also perhaps out of the good of their heart. With Cruz, we are almost certain it is the former, and we saw his partisan hackery come out during an interview with CNBC today.
Speaking at a relief center, Cruz noted how he was there to focus on the tragedy that was unraveling before them. This soon faded, however, when he was asked a simple question: why had he voted against the relief bill to the states affected by Sandy (which killed over 150 people according to the Center for Disease Control). This was Cruz’s pathetic political response:
“I would have eagerly supported funding for that but I didn’t think it was appropriate to engage in pork-barrel spending where two-thirds of that bill was unrelated spending that had nothing to do with Sandy and was simply politicians wasting money.”
To go through every single pork-barrel bill Cruz supported would be to engage in pointless polemics with a man who has no interest in helping anyone but his own political career. Do not take him seriously when it comes to his actions during this horrible period.
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