Sen. Ted Cruz: El Paso Shooting Was 'Act Of Terrorism And White Supremacy'

  
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Sen. Ted Cruz: El Paso Shooting Was 'Act Of Terrorism And White Supremacy'

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke out Sunday about the El Paso, Texas, shooting in which the suspected gunman ― a 21-year-old white man who may have shared a white supremacist manifesto online before the attack ― killed at least 20 people at a Walmart, injuring dozens more.

“As the son of a Cuban immigrant, I am deeply horrified by the hateful anti-Hispanic bigotry expressed in the shooter’s so-called ‘manifesto,’” Cruz tweeted. “This ignorant racism is repulsive and profoundly anti-American.”

The senator then called Saturday’s violence “a heinous act of terrorism and white supremacy,” calling on the nation to “speak clearly to combat evil in any form it takes.”

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Krishna
1  seeder  Krishna    2 weeks ago

As the son of a Cuban immigrant, I am deeply horrified by the hateful anti-Hispanic bigotry expressed in the shooter’s so-called ‘manifesto.’ This ignorant racism is repulsive and profoundly anti-American.

Ted Cruz is a Socialist Commie-Hippie!

SEND HIM BACK, SEND HIM BACK!

 
 
 
Split Personality
1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Krishna @1    2 weeks ago
SEND HIM BACK, SEND HIM BACK!

To Canada?

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.1.1  MrFrost  replied to  Split Personality @1.1    2 weeks ago

Canada doesn't want him.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Not so.  Trudeau welcomes all (insane) asylum seekers.

 
 
 
MrFrost
2  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

Cruz took more money from the NRA than anyone, he needs to STFU. 

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1  MUVA  replied to  MrFrost @2    2 weeks ago

I gave money to the NRA [deleted]

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.2  Split Personality  replied to  MrFrost @2    2 weeks ago
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz denounced the El Paso shooting as “a heinous act of terrorism and white supremacy,” but steered clear of calling for greater gun control.

The Texan ranked as the No. 1 recipient of campaign donations from gun-rights backers in the 2018 election cycle, as he attracted $309,021 in contributions. That’s according to data from OpenSecrets.org, a website tracking money in politics that’s run by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. The top 10 recipients were all Republicans, as shown in the chart below.

Top recipients of contributions from gun-rights donors

Candidate Office Amount
Cruz, Ted (R-TX) Senate $309,021
McSally, Martha (R-AZ) House $227,928
Scalise, Steve (R-LA) House $132,831
Nunes, Devin (R-CA) House $95,093
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) House $85,168
Heller, Dean (R-NV) Senate $76,713
James, John (R-MI) Senate $75,099
Ryan, Paul (R-WI) House $65,347
Scott, Rick (R-FL) Senate $61,752
Hawley, Josh (R-MO) Senate

$59,760

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/these-lawmakers-receive-the-most-campaign-money-from-gun-rights-backers-like-the-nra-2019-08-05?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Split Personality @2.2    2 weeks ago

Also keep in mind the amount of money the NRA spends on political ads.  In the last 15 years, they have spent more than $132 million dollars on attack and support ads for Congressional and Presidential candidates.  In the 2016 election cycle, they spent $54 million on ads attacking Hillary Clinton, and they spent $11 million on ads supporting Donald Trump.  These figures do not include direct campaign donations.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.2.2  Split Personality  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

To be fair to the NRA, I looked for a more complete donation list that might reflect more favorably on the NRA

at least in the balance of their donations to both parties, but alas, the top 20 individual donations to other than Trump were all Republicans.

One might assume that we don't have a gun control problem at all,  we have a Republican lobbying problem.

https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?cycle=2018&ind=Q13

 
 
 
MUVA
2.2.3  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

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MUVA
2.2.4  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

Why would the NRA support anti American gun grabbing  congressional or senate candidates. 

 
 
 
MUVA
2.2.5  MUVA  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @2.2.1    2 weeks ago

That is why I support the NRA to stop gun grabbing liberals.

 
 
 
bbl-1
2.2.6  bbl-1  replied to  Split Personality @2.2.2    2 weeks ago

In reference to your last six words.  I will use only five of them and you know which word I did not use, right?

 
 
 
MrFrost
2.2.7  MrFrost  replied to  MUVA @2.2.5    2 weeks ago
grabbing liberals.

Name ONE that has grabbed anyone's guns and taken them? We'll wait. 

We hear the same BS every single election cycle.. "[insert democrat politician here] will take all your guns!!!!!" Of course it never happens, or even comes close to happening, but the right wing buys it every fucking time. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.3  It Is ME  replied to  MrFrost @2    2 weeks ago
Cruz took more money from the NRA than anyone

It's the NRA's fault ? jrSmiley_80_smiley_image.gif

I'm an NRA member, and I haven't killed anyone …. EVER !

 
 
 
MrFrost
2.3.1  MrFrost  replied to  It Is ME @2.3    2 weeks ago

Neither did the El Paso shooter, until he did. 

 
 
 
It Is ME
2.3.2  It Is ME  replied to  MrFrost @2.3.1    2 weeks ago
Neither did the El Paso shooter,

jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

And I've lived longer than he has too.

Kids do the darndest things don't they ?

 
 
 
Karri
3  Karri    2 weeks ago

The senator then called Saturday’s violence “a heinous act of terrorism and white supremacy,” calling on the nation to “speak clearly to combat evil in any form it takes.”

OMG!  I agree with Ted Cruz!  Maybe a miracle will happen and we will finally get some needed gun safety laws.

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1  MUVA  replied to  Karri @3    2 weeks ago

What laws?

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  MUVA @3.1    2 weeks ago

How about the ones Trump promised is his teleprompter speech about Toledo?

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1.2  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

I want to know what laws you and other leftist  want I know where Trump stands.

 
 
 
It Is ME
3.1.3  It Is ME  replied to  MUVA @3.1.2    2 weeks ago
I want to know what laws you and other leftist  want

Don't try to make them actually "say it"..... jrSmiley_19_smiley_image.gif

They get all "Verklempt" stumbling all over themselves. 

It is funny to watch though. It's like a "Clown" show ! jrSmiley_24_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Karri
3.1.4  Karri  replied to  MUVA @3.1    2 weeks ago

I've posted this before, but I will repeat it here.  These are the two acts passed by the House but McConnell has refused to bring it to the Senate:

Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8)


The first major gun control bill that the House passed in over two decades, H.R. 8 would require universal background checks and close the loopholes for buyers at gun shows and private sellers online. It passed in February 240-190 in a mostly party-line vote, with eight Republicans joining almost every Democrat to vote for the bill.

and 

Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 112)


This bill would extend the current background check review period from three days to ten. It's being sponsored by Rep. Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat who also serves as the House Majority Whip. The bill also passed 240-190.

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/the-house-gun-control-legislation-mitch-mcconnell-senate-2019-8

 
 
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