Sen. Ted Cruz made a complete fool of himself at Nelson Mandela Memorial Service on Monday — he walked out when Cuban President Raul Castro spoke. Um, he knew he was going to speak beforehand, so he should not have bothered to go on the trip. It’s amazing that he sat there and listened to the Chinese official speak, right?
“Sen. Cruz very much hopes that Castro learns the lessons of Nelson Mandela,” Catherine Frazier, a spokeswoman for Cruz told ABC News. “For decades, Castro has wrongly imprisoned and tortured countless innocents. Just as Mandela was released after 27 years in prison, Castro should finally release his political prisoners. He should hold free elections, and once and for all, set the Cuban people free.” Source: ABC News
Rep. Elijah Cummings, who was also on the trip, said he and other lawmakers gave Ted Cruz an earful about his filibuster stunt and his role in the government shutdown.
“He got an earful from many of us — I mean it was a very good conversation, nothing negative,” the Baltimore Democrat said in an interview from Johannesburg. “I just reminded him that I’m concerned about the many people in my state and his state who have no health insurance.”
“It’s clear to me he’s running for president — I don’t have any doubt about it,” said Cummings who noted that Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and others also spoke with Cruz in what he described as a cordial debate. “I know he got an earful for 20 hours out and he’s going to get another earful for 20 hours on the way back.” Source: Baltimore Sun
Well, I would love to know how the birthers will treat him as a presidential candidate since he has dual citizenship in Canada. He is not a natural born American citizen, by their standards.