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

  
Via:  krishna  •  4 months ago  •  23 comments

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    4 months 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    4 months ago
SEND HIM BACK, SEND HIM BACK!

To Canada?

 
 
 
MrFrost
1.1.1  MrFrost  replied to  Split Personality @1.1    4 months ago

Canada doesn't want him.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MrFrost @1.1.1    4 months ago

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

 
 
 
MrFrost
2  MrFrost    4 months ago

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

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1  MUVA  replied to  MrFrost @2    4 months ago

I gave money to the NRA [deleted]

 
 
 
Split Personality
2.2  Split Personality  replied to  MrFrost @2    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months ago

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MUVA
2.2.4  MUVA  replied to  Split Personality @2.2.2    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months 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    4 months ago
Neither did the El Paso shooter,

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And I've lived longer than he has too.

Kids do the darndest things don't they ?

 
 
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