Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas is kicking off the week with a new campaign ad.
“Texans are strong, fearless, independent,” Cruz says in the two-minute video posted to social media. “Texans are free and we love freedom. And Texans are tough.”
I'm honored and privileged to stand shoulder to shoulder with you preserving the freedom that makes Texas extraordinary.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 23, 2018
The ad checks off all the conservative boxes. Cruz talks about defending the Constitution, preserving freedom, lowering taxes, lowering regulation, reducing the national debt. The video features shots of different cities around Texas, decorated veterans supporting Cruz, “Back the Blue” T-shirts, and Cruz standing with … “Moms Demand Action for gun sense in America” supporters?
Blink and you’ll miss it. See screenshot:
Cruz is a strong supporter of gun rights. So what’s he doing taking pictures with women supporting “Moms Demand Action,” a left-wing anti-gun group?
It looks like they came to him. See this April 8 tweet featuring the two women in the Cruz ad.
TX @MomsDemand vols. in SA, Austin, Ft Worth, & McAllen shared some gun sense with @SenTedCruz this week. We handed him fact sheets on closing background check loopholes & hand-delivered 7K cards from Texans who want to #StopCCR in a mtg with staffers. @JohnCornyn, #ExpectUs 🙂 pic.twitter.com/nPgLFZIkMv
— Elva (@tweet_elva) April 8, 2018
That’s not the first time Cruz has met with leftist protesters, listened patiently, and taken a great photo.
Once he even invited a protester to the microphones with him to debate the Iran nuclear deal for twenty minutes.
Give the senator credit: He handles these situations with class.
Editor’s note: The title of this article has been edited for clarity.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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