Today at an event with the evangelical Faith and Freedom Coalition in Tampa Bay, Republican Senate nominee Ted Cruz made this appalling comment:
“You know, we have so many things to be thankful for, so many blessings. Including, even, we can be thankful for Hurricane Isaac. If nothing else, it kept Joe Biden away.”
Listen to the comment at 2:04:
Excuse us, Ted Cruz? Hurricane Isaac, which is currently raging towards Tampa Bay, is anything but a blessing. It has already killed 10 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. It has displaced thousands of people from their homes already, and threatens to do the same in Florida. According to Ted Cruz, this is a “blessing” that “we should be thankful for” because it helps Republicans keep Joe Biden out of town. How crazy and cynical is this guy?
Again, is he mentally stable? Today, Cruz joined the club of Texas Republicans who think deadly natural disasters are a great thing. Remember when Barbara Bush said Katrina evacuees were better off?
A man so callous with human life is not someone Texans can trust in the Senate.
Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.