During a debate Friday evening, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) attempted to attack his challenger Beto O’Rourke by claiming he wants to see the Dallas officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in his own apartment lose her job.
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“Why did you caution Representative O’Rourke and others not to jump to conclusions in this case when the Texas Rangers and the Dallas District Attorney said she committed manslaughter?” a moderator asked Cruz about Dallas officer Amber Geiger’s shooting of Botham Jean in his apartment, which she thought was hers.
“If she violated the law, if she did that intentionally, she’ll face the consequences,” the senator said. “But without knowing the facts, before a trial, before a jury has heard the evidence, Congressman O’Rourke is ready to convict her, ready to fire her.”
“It’s a troubling pattern,” Cruz continued. “Over and over again, Congressman O’Rourke, when faced with an issue about police and law enforcement, he sides against the police.”
Trump un-ironically worries a presidential candidate who refuses to concede and then shreds the constitution
President Donald Trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign at a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida -- the 60th campaign rally of his presidency.
During the speech, Trump offered a good deal of projection as he made baseless accusations against Democrats -- on the same exact topics where he has been credibly accused.
"This election is a verdict on whether we want to live in a country where the people will lose an election, refused to concede to spend the next two years trying to shred our Constitution and rip your country apart," Trump argued.
An economic crash is looming, and it could determine the fate of Trump — and the country
If he times it right, Donald Trump might set back the Democratic Party for a generation or more; if he misses, he’ll go down in history along with Herbert Hoover as the guy who brought the nation an economic disaster.
Back in 2007 and early 2008, many of us were convinced that an economic crash was coming, and that George W. Bush and his Treasury secretary, Henry Paulson, and Fed chairman, Alan Greenspan, knew it.
And we also thought that they were doing everything they could to hold it off so it would happen after the 2008 election, so if a Democrat was elected they could say the crash was because people were “worried about the incoming Democrats,” and if McCain won it would be his problem, not Bush’s.
‘We have been under siege’: Trump falsely claims he has been ‘violently’ attacked by his critics
President Donald Trump claimed to be the victim of "violence" during his official campaign kickoff in Orlando, Florida.
"Many times I said we would drain the swamp and that’s exactly what we are doing right now. We are draining the swamp," Trump claimed, despite having the most scandal-plagued administration in American history.
"And that is why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently," Trump argued.
"For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we want and now they want a do-over. They want a do-over," he repeated.