Triumph the Insult Comic Dog roasts Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz

Minnie Murray
November 7, 2018

Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Robert Smigel, as Triumph, has fun roasting the lefties who turn out for O'Rourke, but he saves his best material for dragging Cruz within an inch of his life. Early voting in the state's 30 largest counties alone already exceeded the total number of ballots cast during the 2014 midterm elections in Texas.

Cruz scoffs at the notion that O'Rourke could beat him.

The Texas GOP had also played up O'Rourke's punk rock past - the Democrat had been in the band Foss - and two alcohol-related arrests from his 20s.

"You told me this is very emotional for you", Haake noted. Caravan participants interviewed by ABC News have said they are fleeing poverty and crime and are seeking asylum in the United States; Trump has described the slow-moving group as "invaders" and a national security threat, urging them to return home or settle in Mexico. Though more recent ones indicated that the senator had regained his footing and maintained a modest lead, the race went from a cakewalk to far closer than expected.

Cruz turned back O'Rourke with the help of Trump, his bitter rival in 2016. It's the time for action.

MSNBC's Brian Williams later apologised for what was said, telling viewers that "we have no control over what it's in the concession speeches of various campaigns".

Even that was a shock for Cruz, who won 10-plus contests during the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has always been considered the most powerful and popular conservative in a state full of them.

"They're filled with rage and hatred for the president". A victory for O'Rourke would be a true upset in what was always a long-shot bid to oust Cruz from the U.S. Senate.

The neighborhood is near an area where officials recently began constructing part of President Trump's border wall. O'Rourke has made headlines for record fundraising and causing a surge of Democratic voter enthusiasm nationwide.

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