February 25, 2016

Here's one more reason to add to the long list of why this pandering flamethrower should never come anywhere near the White House. Cruz made an appearance during a "town hall" on this Wednesday's The Kelly File on Fox, and vowed to go to bat for the sleazy Center for Medical Progress' David Daleiden if horror or horrors, we were all unfortunate enough to ever see him elected as president some day.

Naturally, Cruz also used the occasion to repeat the debunked Planned Parenthood is selling baby parts lie as well: Ted Cruz Uses Fox News Town Hall To Say He Would Pardon CMP's David Daleiden And Investigate Planned Parenthood:

MEGYN KELLY (HOST): And our next question is really interesting. Less than a month ago a grand jury right here in Houston, Texas, was investigating criminal allegations of misconduct against Planned Parenthood, captured in a series of undercover videos. Instead of indicting Planned Parenthood for anything that was in those videos, they decided to indict two of the pro-life activists who shot the footage. David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was handed felony charges of tampering with a government record and a misdemeanor account related to purchasing human organs. He wasn't actually trying to purchase them, he was acting the part. Lauren Day is a big backer of religious freedom. She just drove two hours so she could stand here and ask this question. Lauren, you have the floor.

LAUREN DAY: Thank you. If David Daleiden's case became a federal one, would you pardon him?

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): Lauren, thank you for asking that question. The answer is yes. And let me flesh it out a little more. Listen, as a Texan, as a Houstonian, I was deeply dismayed and disappointed to see the Harris County district attorney bringing criminal charges against someone who went undercover to expose what appears to be vast criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood. I think he performed an incredible public service and I'll tell you this. I've pledged if I'm elected president, on the very first day in office, I intend to instruct the U.S. Department of Justice to open an investigation into Planned Parenthood and to prosecute any and all criminal conduct by that organization.

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