Both Ted Cruz, who is running in Texas to replace Kay Bailey Hutchison in the US Senate, and Sen. Marco Rubio faced media attacks last week over allegations that they both embellished their family histories with regard to the Cuban Revolution. Both cases against them were weak, and the case against Cruz was nonexistent. Nevertheless, both Rubio and Cruz faced media-driven attacks on their character. Which proves that Cruz has a very strong point.
On ABC’s ” Topline” today, Cruz lashed out at a recent Washington Post story that charged Rubio with embellishing the facts about his parents’ immigration story.
“I think the Washington Post piece was a hit piece and I think it was silly and it was predictable,” Cruz said. “In my opinion, Marco Rubio’s election in 2010 was the most important election in the country in 2010. And in fact a great many people have been comparing the Texas Senate race between me and [GOP Lt. Gov.] David Dewhurst to that race in 2012 between Marco Rubio and Charlie Christ. Both of us have parents who fled oppression, who came here with nothing seeking the American Dream.”
Cruz went on to say that he, like Rubio, has been accused of telling misleading stories about his own family history.
“It’s interesting, just like the Post did a hit piece, the Dallas Morning News this past week has been going after me on the exact same issues and for whatever reason it seems establishment moderate candidates hand-in-hand with some of the mainstream media like to go after strong, conservative, Hispanic senators or candidates,” he said.
Video of Ted Cruz on being Rubio’d and his own conservative bona fides at the link.