Cruz Sends Letter To Texas U.S. Attorney After Hospital Whistleblower was Prosecuted

Cruz Sends Letter To Texas U.S. Attorney After Hospital Whistleblower was Prosecuted

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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June 27, 2024

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) – a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee – sent a congressional oversight letter to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas requesting answers after a whistleblower leaked troubling information about a Texas hospital and was prosecuted in the process.

Sen. Cruz’s letter was delivered to U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani after he decided to prosecute Dr. Eithan Haim who allegedly “exposed a Texas hospital’s gender transition procedures being performed on children as young as eleven years old.”

The Texas senator described Hamdani’s decision to bring legal effort against Dr. Haim as something that has invited “serious questions about selective prosecution” and weaponization of the legal system. Furthermore, Sen. Cruz added that Dr. Haim’s actions were “courageous.”

“This investigation appears to bear the markings of a politically-driven prosecution, which has unfortunately been the stock-in-trade of the present Department of Justice…This severe punishment starkly contrasts with the virtual impunity enjoyed by criminals who have firebombed pregnancy resource centers and vandalized hundreds of churches in the wake of the Dobbs decision, and the lack of arrest or prosecution of mobs of protestors that harassed Supreme Court Justices at their homes in clear violation of the law,” said Sen. Cruz.

He continued, “These glaring disparities reveal a justice system that is not merely blind but rather selectively harsh, targeting those with opposing views while allowing others to flout the law with effective impunity. It is for this reason that I am concerned about the prosecution of Dr. Haim, a respected member of the medical community who has devoted his career to saving lives. Now, because he acted to expose the barbaric and illegal practice of minor gender transition surgery, Dr. Haim faces the prospect of federal prison, substantial fines, and the loss of his medical license.”

Finally, Cruz shared that he has not trusted the work done by Attorney General Merrick Garland and called this move from the Southern District of Texas “not surprising.”

“I have had longstanding concerns with the impartiality of the Department of Justice under the leadership of Attorney General Merrick Garland,” said Cruz. “As such, while the present prosecution of Dr. Haim is troubling, it is also not surprising. Political prosecution of whistleblowers not only undermines the integrity of the Department of Justice, but also sets a dangerous precedent for intimidating others from exposing wrongdoing. It has no place in our system of justice.”

Ted Cruz was elected to the Senate in 2012. He is currently being challenged by Representative Colin Allred (D-TX) for his seat.

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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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