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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.”

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

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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?

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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‘I’m entitled’: Kayleigh McEnany defends her 11 mail-in votes while calling it ‘fraud’ for the masses

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday faced questions from Fox News about why she had voted by mail 11 times even though President Donald Trump has called absentee ballots a "scam."

McEnany was asked about her voting history after the Tampa Bay Times reported that she had used mail-in voting nearly a dozen times in recent years.

"So why is it OK for you to do it?" Fox News host Ed Henry asked McEnany. "I understand you are traveling, you're in a different city. But how can you really be assured that your votes were counted accurately but when other people do it, it's fraud."

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‘They want their civil war’: Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

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Young, white men dressed in Hawaiian-style print shirts and body armor, and carrying high-powered rifles have been a notable feature at state capitols, lending an edgy and even sometimes insurrectionary tone to gatherings of conservatives angered by restrictions on businesses and church gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just as many states are reopening their economies — and taking the wind out of the conservative protests — the boogaloo movement found a new galvanizing cause: the protests in Minneapolis against the police killing of George Floyd.

A new iteration of the militia movement, boogaloo was born out of internet forums for gun enthusiasts that repurposed the 1984 movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as a code for a second civil war, and then modified it into phrases like “big luau” to create an insular community for those in on the joke, with Hawaiian-style shirts functioning as an in-real-life identifier. Boogaloo gained currency as an internet meme over the summer of 2019, when it was adopted by white supremacists in the accelerationist tendency. In January, the movement made the leap from the internet to the streets when a group boogaloo-ers showed up at the Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Va.

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WATCH: Man holds black DoorDash driver at gunpoint for delivering food to an Arizona apartment complex

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A man in Mesa, Arizona, is facing assault and weapons charges after he allegedly held a delivery driver at gunpoint this Sunday, 12News reports.

Police say Valentino Tejeda pulled a gun on 24-year-old Dimitri Mills in the parking lot of Tejeda's apartment complex, and when Mills and his girlfriend tried to explain they were making a food delivery to a neighbor, Tejeda still insisted that Mills, who is black, was somehow a threat.

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