More Americans voted in 2020 than any other presidential election with a record-breaking turnout of 154.6 million Americans and 11.3 million Texans! At the same time, Cruz and other usurpers attempted to disenfranchise these voters by overthrowing the U.S. government on Jan. 6, 2021. Days before the coup, Cruz organized 11 senators to deny the Electoral College results, of which he was the first to object, which helped Trump push baseless election lie claims. Ted will stop at nothing to get Trump’s approval—embarrassing and dangerous.
But we all know who isn’t. Think of: our Senator at the airport, leaving his 29.53 million constituents behind on his way to Cancún, during one of the worst climate disasters our state has ever faced. We all remember him ditching his elected duties, opting for a luxury hotel experience while every other Texan was stuck in the FREEZING cold. People died while he went on vacation. Not again.
Roughly 1,000,000 Texans do not have health care - and Ted Cruz isn’t helping. Thank him for needlessly upending Obamacare with the repeal of the individual mandate in the GOP’s tax bill. Moreover, forcing sick and poor people to pay way more for less is a trend for him. Back in 2013, during his first Senate term, he filibustered on the topic, making us suffer through a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham.” Unserious schemes for an unserious politician.
Texas leads the nation in mass shootings this year because knuckle-draggers like Cruz are blocking common sense legislation. Even when John Cornyn supported bipartisan measures, Ted insists on being part of the problem. His A+ rating from the NRA apparently comes with strings: worth $176,274 in campaign contributions. Because he has no backbone, he prioritized these lobbyists over grieving parents in the days after the preventable Uvalde massacre, spending these crucial moments at the 2022 NRA convention. Unforgivable.
Ted Cruz - who was born in Canada to a Cuban father - refuses to help immigrants. Even before Cruz turned his back on more than 800,000 Dreamers — denying them a pathway to citizenship — he took a Trumpian and inhumane stance on immigration. His proposal? Hunting and deporting 12 million undocumented immigrants. Other “solutions” of his to the immigration crisis are just as barbarian, co-sponsoring tightened asylum restrictions, and more recently introducing a bill that would continue building the border wall and add unnecessary border patrol agents.
Ted Cruz is as bad as it gets on reproductive rights and abortion access - and is the last man you want in the business of regulating your uterus.
A long-time advocate for overturning Roe v. Wade and criminalizing abortion: Cruz tried to shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood, targeted low-income people by removing financial government and health insurance assistance for sexual and reproductive healthcare, and of course banning abortion nationwide after 20 weeks, even in cases with severe health complications.
And yet Ted Cruz, deep in the pockets of big corporations and billionaire donors, always puts corporate interests over hard working Texans. He has voted against equal pay for equal work, filibustered a vote to raise the minimum wage, and opposes paid family leave and policies. Pushing through a tax bill that benefits the super rich at the expense of working people is one of the very, very few things he has actually accomplished. We know his aspirations —he said it himself at 18 — he wants only to “take over the world. World domination. Yeah, rule everything. [Be] Rich, [be] powerful.”
Texas ranks first in states with the most banned books, with a whopping 1,120 titles, and dead last at 49th place in states with high school diploma holders. Our public education system is in crisis and Ted would rather defund the institution itself, and move to private schooling. But if forced to go public, he’d want Texas students to be saddled with student loans, policed by armed law enforcement on campus, and with even more books banned.
There’s a reason the former Speaker of the House called him “Lucifer in the flesh,” and that’s because to know Ted Cruz is to loathe Ted Cruz. His college roommate summed it up pretty nicely: “Ted Cruz is a nightmare of a human being. I have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully, his personality is so awful that 99 percent of why I hate him is just his personality. If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only 1 percent less.”
But for reference, here’s a final list of reasons why Ted Cruz is basically the worst on everything we as humans care about *drumroll please* -- Cruz denies climate change, but gets flighty when resulting climate disasters happen, voted against fixing student loans, introduced a bill to make it harder to vote, but overthrows elections anyway, attacked the Voting Rights Act, decried Black Lives Matter, sneakily passed school voucher, opposes net neutrality, led the charge to deny Texas couples marriage equality, and defended state-sponsored discrimination against LGBTQ people. Guy sucks.