Cruz Admonishes Challenger Allred for 'Remaining Silent' on Israel

Cruz Admonishes Challenger Allred for 'Remaining Silent' on Israel

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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March 26, 2024

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is calling out his opponent for his Senate seat, Representative Colin Allred (D-TX) as well as the Democratic Party for “turning their backs on Israel.”

After the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on the Jewish state committed by Hamas, war has waged on, resulting in thousands of deaths, both civilian and military personnel. Surprisingly, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called for new elections in Israel to possibly oust their leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Furthermore, following Hamas’ recent press conference in which they stated “Israel has failed and they have no more support in the world,” Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign acknowledged this as a “thank you” from Hamas to Democratic leadership.

"The Democrat Party has made it very clear that they have fully turned their backs on Israel, our only ally in the Middle East. In doing so, they have emboldened Hamas and threatened Israel's existence and the stability of the entire region,” said a Cruz campaign spokesperson. “Once again, on an issue that matters, Colin Allred is nowhere to be found. He remains silent, making him equally as complicit as his party's leadership. Texas voters will not forget his lack of leadership in November."

Last week, Rep. Allred reminded Americans that Sen. Cruz voted to object to certifying the 2024 Electoral College results. He is also accusing Sen. Cruz of “whipping up” the Jan. 6 rioters.

“Ted Cruz tried to overturn a free and fair election because he didn’t like the outcome. And when the mob that he whipped up stormed the Capitol, Ted hid in a supply closet. In November we will elect a Senator dedicated to protecting our democracy,” said Rep. Allred.

In a joint statement released on Jan. 2, 2021, Sen. Cruz and others highlighted “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations and lax enforcement of election law” as a rationale to object the certification.

However, the notion that Cruz “whipped up” the rioters is unfounded.

These were Cruz’s remarks moments before the Jan. 6 protestors made their way to Capitol Hill.

“We are gathered at a time when democracy is in crisis. Recent polling shows that 39% of Americans believe the election that just occurred ‘was rigged.’ You may not agree with that assessment, but it is nonetheless a reality for nearly half the country. I would note it is not just Republicans who believe that. 31% of independents agree with that statement. 17% of Democrats believe the election was rigged. Even if you do not share that conviction, it is the responsibility, I believe, of this office to acknowledge that is a profound threat to this country and to the legitimacy of any administrations that will come in the future,” said Sen. Cruz.

He continued by mentioning that the entire situation was “lousy.”

“I want to take a moment to speak to my Democratic colleagues: I understand your guy is winning right now. If Democrats vote as a bloc, Joe Biden will almost certainly be certified as the next President of the United States. I want to speak to the Republicans who are considering voting against these objections. I understand your concerns but I urge you to pause and think, what does it say to nearly half the country that believes this election was rigged if we vote, not even to consider the claims of illegality and fraud in this election?”

Finally, Sen. Cruz concluded by saying, “All of us are faced with two choices, both of which are lousy. One choice is vote against the objection and 10s of millions of Americans will see a vote against the objection as a statement that voter fraud doesn’t matter, isn’t real, and shouldn’t be taken seriously.”

Sen. Cruz and Rep. Allred will face off in the general election for Cruz’s Senate seat in November.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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