Flash back for a moment to the 2016 Republican Party primary campaign for president of the United States.
One of the candidates was tossing out insulting nicknames: Low Energy Jeb, Little Marco, Crooked Hillary … oh, and Lyin’ Ted.
All of those insults were disgraceful displays of petulance from the man who tossed them, Donald John Trump.
But now it seems that “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz is showing that he might have earned that moniker. He said that “No one in Texas cares about the Russia” story. Really, Sen. Cruz? No one in Texas? He says he has attended numerous town hall meetings and no one brings up the questions about the president’s relationship with the Russian government, or whether that government sought to tilt the 2016 election in his favor.
Excuse me, Sen. Cruz, while I say it out loud and for the record: That is a lie.
Social media erupted with comments from Texans who do care about the Russian investigation and what it might produce.
According to the Austin American-Statesman: “Washington is obsessed right now. It is the Democratic talking point du jour,” Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill … “But when I go back to Texas, nobody asks about Russia. You know, I’ve held town halls all across the state of Texas, you know how many questions I’ve got on Russia? Zero.”
Read more from the American-Statesman here.
My trick knee is throbbing once again and it is telling me that Cruz has, indeed, received questions about Russia. I also am going to toss out the notion that this issue is far more than just a Washington, D.C., parlor game.
So, with that, allow me only to say, with extreme vigor and conviction: Stop your lyin’, Ted.