In Beto O’Rourke’s own words #TXSenateDebate pic.twitter.com/uUzW7DSqgo
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 21, 2018
Ted Cruz fired off a tweet to support a claim he made in the SMU Debate which was held Friday, Sept, 21st. A claim of Beto being Anti-Police. In the video Cruz posted, Beto can be seen speaking at what appears to be a Town Hall Event. Beto is seen arguing the injustice in the Botham shooting.
A shooting that left on black man dead in his apartment by the hands of a white female Police officer, who mistook Botham’s apartment for hers and shot him several time.
Beto also pointed out what he thought was a disparaging amount of racial injustice from white police in the black community.
If Cruz was looking to curry favour with voters on Twitter it had the opposite effect. Twitter users quickly started pushing back by saying they agreed with Beto’s assessment of the Botham’s case.
So…. you’re endorsing @BetoORourke? Cause otherwise, this makes absolutely no sense…
— Sean Kleier (@SeanKleier) September 23, 2018
What’s next Ted, a clip from MLK’s “I have a dream” speech? Keep these hits coming!
— sarah mollo (@sarahmollo) September 23, 2018
@tedcruz this video does not help you. No one should be shot in their own home by police. Signed a conservative.
— GOP Pouncer (@Mellecon) September 23, 2018
Thank @tedcruz for sharing @BetoORourke message for justice in America. 🇺🇸
— Snow Tiger (@catzz222) September 23, 2018
Wow. Thanks @TedCruz. as was thinking of voting for you until your generous endorsement of @BetoORourke allowed me to hear his passion over issues that matter . . .well golly gee, you convinced me!
— sheilarobertsveatch (@she_veatch) September 24, 2018
Only time will tell what damage this tweet has done to the Cruz campaign if any. At the time of publishing this article the video tweet had over 7.2 million views.