The first debate between Ted Cruz, Trump sycophant and professional liar, and Beto O'Rourke, Kennedy 2.0, just wrapped up. And one of the most vulgar moments came in the above clip, where Cruz tried to attack Beto for his passionate answer regarding NFL players kneeling from last month by trying to link kneeling to flag burning.
Here is the back and forth after this despicable attack by Cruz:
CRUZ: Congressman O'Rourke gave a long soliloquy of the civil rights movement. One of the reasons I'm a Republican, civil rights legislation was passed with the overwhelming support of Republicans. The Dixiecrats were beating those protesters were Democrats. I'm proud to be part of the -- every human being is a creation of god that our constitution protects.
Nowhere in his answer did he address the fact that when you have people during the national anthem taking a knee, refusing to stand, you're disrespecting the millions of veterans, the millions of soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines that risk and fight and died to protect that flag and to protect our liberty. To be clear, everyone has a right to protest. You have a right to speak. You can speak in a way that doesn't disrespect the flag, that doesn't disrespect the national anthem and I'll tell you those civil rights protesters would be astonished if the protest were manifesting and bunker, burning flag.
O'ROURKE: If you heard Senator Cruz's answer. They again tried to mislead by taking a peaceful protest during the national anthem to burning a flag. No one here, myself included, suggested anyone should be doing that. He grounded his answer in partnership. I can care less about either party at this moment. It is deeply divided time. This moment calls for all of us, regardless of party or any other difference or race or sexual orientation - we need to come together for this country that we love so much.
Notice the difference in tone - Cruz is partisan, attacking, mocking, accusing people things that are just not happening. Beto is unifying, talking about how we need to come together.
So that is the question for voters in Texas: do you want to vote for a divisive, mocking, attacking DC politician or do you want to vote for a unifying, honest, passionate Senator.