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Did Ted Cruz mistakenly release a pro-Beto O’Rourke video?

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It’s rare that a political candidate effectively endorses their current opponent, but that appears to be what Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) just did.

Ahead of his Friday night debate with Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Cruz posted to Twitter a dynamic, amazing, compelling, wonderful video (below) of Beto O’Rourke talking about the killing of Botham Shem Jean, a Black man shot to death in his own apartment by a white police officer. Dallas police, in a move clearly made to try to discredit the victim, later revealed they had found marijuana in the apartment.

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“How can it be, in this day and age, in this very year, in this community, that a young man, African-American, in his own apartment, is shot and killed by a police officer?” O’Rourke asks a crowd assembled in a church.

His words, empathy, and delivery are reminiscent of Barack Obama. Some have compared him to Robert F. Kennedy.

“And when we all want justice and the facts and the information to make an informed decision, what’s released to the public? That he had a small amount of marijuana in his kitchen,” O’Rourke continues.

“How can that be just in this country? How can we continue to lose the lives of unarmed black men in the United States of America at the hands of white police officers? That is not justice. That is not us. That can and must change.”

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Ted Cruz posted the video clip, tweeting, “In Beto O’Rourke’s own words.”

Yes, those are O’Rourke’s own words. His own amazing, rousing, brilliant, insightful, and one-hundred percent righteous words.

Watch:

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Is Cruz trying to lose the election?

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It’s hard to imagine anyone watching this video and not thinking O’Rourke is absolutely correct.

Some responses to Cruz’s tweet:

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Trump wants to wriggle out of impeachment by suing ‘everybody’ who makes him angry

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President Donald Trump wants to sue his way out of impeachment, just like he got himself out of jams before he entered the White House.

The president has been obsessed with undercover recordings by the right-wing Project Veritas outfit that misleadingly suggests an anti-Trump conspiracy by CNN president Jeff Zucker, and he has been privately ranting for days about the audio and video recordings, reported The Daily Beast.

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Donald Trump’s big short: Is the president profiting off the market chaos he creates?

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Trump Jr. and McGahn didn’t testify before the Mueller grand jury — and a federal judge wants to know why

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During the Russia investigation, former special counsel Robert Mueller sought testimony from a long list of people. But according to a court filing on Sunday, two people who Mueller did not force to testify before a grand jury were Donald Trump Jr. and former White House Counsel Don McGahn. And U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell wants to know why.

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