Cruz Clocks O’Rourke for Claiming America Was Founded on ‘White Supremacy’

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is not having it with 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) claim that the U.S. was “founded on white supremacy.”

While speaking with immigrants to the U.S., the former Democratic congressman said: “This country was founded on white supremacy. And every single institution and structure that we have in our country still reflects that legacy of slavery, and segregation, and Jim Crow, and suppression — even in our democracy.”

See O’Rourke’s past comment below:

O’Rourke’s former Senate race opponent, Cruz — who O’Rourke lost to in the 2018 midterm elections for the Senate seat — knocked the 2020 Democratic hopeful’s “white supremacy” remark.

“Why does the hard Left traffic in anti-American hate?” Cruz asked in response. He then noted “what our Nation was founded on” by citing an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

The Republican lawmaker added, “Of course, it took a Civil War [and] heroes like Frederick Douglass [and] Dr. King to continue the journey, but our Founding was based in freedom.”

After losing to Cruz by 214,921 votes, O’Rourke decided to run for the president of the U.S. as he placed his name on the long list of 2020 Democratic hopefuls. Since, O’Rourke, however, sits in the sixth spot behind the Mayor of South Bend, Ind., Pete Buttigieg.

“If the election were held tomorrow,” O’Rourke had 3.9 percent of support by Democratic voters prior to the two nights of the first 2020 Democratic debate. After the second night of debate wrapped up, O’Rourke’s support dropped to 2.1 percent on if the Democratic voters would vote for him “if the election were held tomorrow,” according to a Morning Consult/FiveThirtyEight poll.

Additionally, O’Rourke only saw a slight decrease from 48.4 percent to 48.0 percent in favorability rating among Democratic voters after the debate. He saw more of a decline of unfavorability, as it went from 12.5 percent to 23.8 percent.

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Bonnie Keever
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He is an idiot to stupid to be president

John
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John

Why would anyone vote for that man? He is a disgraceful excuse for an American and brings to his Irish roots.

william jackson
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B-TO the A-Ho—guilty of DUI, Burglary, Campaign funds malfeasance—-the perfect presidential candidate to represent the parade of D-RAT clowns.

James
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Senator Cruz should already know you can’t fix stupid and Bozo has more than his share.

Ray Richard
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Ray Richard

IF so many are upset about the condition of the “Africans” in the United States why don’t we give them the option to go back to Africa? Before doing that remind them it was not just some old white rich guys who put them in slavery centuries ago. They were sold to those guys by BLACK AFRICANS! After they got to America their lives were far better than they had been in Africa and now hundreds of years later, their lives are still far better than they would be if they had stayed or if they went back. Stop the… Read more »

Joey
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Joey

I feel so sorry for Beto’s history, civics and government teachers. He sure hasn’t made them look good. By the way, if its founded on white supremacy why is Beto running? He could break the chain and step out of the running.

Patty Dougherty
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Patty Dougherty

All the dems have left is race baiting and I’m so sick of it. It tears our country apart and families apart!!!!!
Stop it please.

Paul Ogea Jr
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Paul Ogea Jr

I can just see him flailing his arms as he continues to take any doubt away that he is a complete and total dumbass.

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