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Who is Ted Cruz?

Rafael Edward Cruz is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas since 2013.

After graduating from Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Cruz pursued a career in government. He served as a policy advisor in the George W. Bush administration before serving as Attorney General of Texas from 2003 to 2008.

In 2012, Cruz was elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first Hispanic American to serve as United States Senator from Texas. In the Senate, Cruz has consistently adopted conservative positions on economic and social policy;

He played a prominent role in the shutdown of the federal government of the United States in 2013, seeking to force Congress and President Barack Obama to withdraw funds from the Affordable Care Act. He was re-elected in an unusually close Senate race in 2018 against Beto O’Rourke.

In 2016, Cruz ran for president of the United States, coming second behind Donald Trump in the Republican primaries. The contest for the Republican presidential nomination between Trump and Cruz was deeply fierce and characterized by a series of personal public attacks.

Ted Cruz Wiki Net Worth Income, Age, Height, Weight, Politics and More

Trump ridiculed the physical appearance of Cruz’s wife, falsely accused Cruz’s father of being linked to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and unsubstantiated alleging that Cruz won the Iowa Republican caucuses through voter fraud. In turn, Cruz denigrated Trump, calling him a pathological liar and morally unsuitable for the presidency.

While Cruz initially refused to endorse Trump’s campaign once he won the nomination, he later became a staunch supporter of Trump during the latter’s presidency.

In January 2021, Cruz provoked a widespread political and popular reaction after raising objections to the certification of Joe Biden’s victory over Trump in the 2020 presidential election; he was criticized for giving credence to the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from Trump.

On the day the electoral votes were counted and Cruz raised his objections, a violent mob of Trump supporters motivated by the belief that the election was stolen stormed the United States Capitol. Because Cruz helped popularize and legitimize the conspiracy theory that motivated the mob, figures from across the political spectrum argued that he was responsible for the riot and the five deaths it caused.

Ted Cruz Wiki & Bio Details

Personal details
Born
Rafael Edward Cruz

December 22, 1970 (age 50)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Heidi Nelson

(m. 2001)

Children 2
Relatives Rafael Cruz (father)
Education
  • Princeton University (AB)
  • Harvard University (JD)
Signature
Website Senate website
United States Senator
from Texas
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Serving with John Cornyn
Preceded by Kay Bailey Hutchison
3rd Solicitor General of Texas
In office
January 9, 2003 – May 12, 2008
Appointed by Greg Abbott
Preceded by Julie Parsley
Succeeded by James C. Ho

Early life and family

Rafael Edward Cruz was born on December 22, 1970, at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His parents are Eleanor Elizabeth (née Darragh) Wilson and Rafael Cruz. Eleanor Wilson was born in Wilmington, Delaware. She is the descendant of three-quarters Irish and one-quarter Italian, and earned a BA in mathematics from Rice University in the 1950s.

Cruz’s father was born and raised in Cuba, the son of a canary who emigrated to Cuba as a child. When he was a teenager in the 1950s, he was beaten up by Fulgencio Batista agents for opposing the Batista regime. He left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin and obtained political asylum in the United States after his four-year student visa expired. He obtained Canadian citizenship in 1973 and became a naturalized US citizen in 2005.

At the time of his birth, Ted Cruz’s parents had lived in Calgary for three years and were working in the oil business as owners of a seismic data processing company for oil drilling. Cruz has said that he is the son of “two mathematicians / computer programmers.” In 1974, Cruz’s father left the family and moved to Texas. Later that year, Cruz’s parents reconciled and moved the family to Houston. They divorced in 1997. Cruz has two older half-sisters, Miriam Ceferina Cruz and Roxana Lourdes Cruz, from his father’s first marriage. Miriam died in 2011.

Cruz began passing through Ted at age 13.

Education

Cruz attended two private high schools: Faith West Academy, near Katy, Texas; and Second Baptist High School in Houston, from which he graduated as a valedictorian in 1988. During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group known at the time as the Free Market Education Foundation, a program that taught students from secondary the philosophies of economists such as Milton Friedman and Frédéric Bastiat.

Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1992 with a BA in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, he competed for the American Whig-Cliosophical Society Debate Panel and won the award for best speaker at both the 1992 United States National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debate Championship.

In 1992, he was named the US National Speaker of the Year and, with fellow debate David Panton, was named Team of the Year by the American Parliamentary Debating Association. Cruz and Panton then represented Harvard Law School in the 1995 World Debate Championship, losing in the semifinals to a team from Australia. The Princeton debate team named its annual rookie championship after Cruz. At Princeton, Cruz was a member of the Colonial Club.

Cruz’s 115-page principal thesis at Princeton investigated the separation of powers; Its title, Clipping the Wings of Angels: The Story and Theory Behind the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, was inspired by a passage attributed to James Madison:

“If Angels Were Going to Rule Men Neither external nor internal controls over the government would be necessary. ” Cruz argued that the framers of the Constitution intended to protect the rights of their constituents, and that the last two elements of the Bill of Rights offer an explicit check against an all-powerful state.

After graduating from Princeton, Cruz attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree. While at Harvard Law, he was Senior Editor of the Harvard Law Review, Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Founding Editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review.

Referring to Cruz’s time as a Harvard Law student, Professor Alan Dershowitz said, “Cruz was incredibly brilliant.” At Harvard Law, Cruz was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics.

Cruz is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Texas Review of Law and Politics.

Legal career

Clerkships

Cruz served as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 1995  and to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, in 1996.

Private practice

After Cruz finished his clerkships, he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, now known as Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, from 1997 to 1998. At the firm, Cruz worked on matters relating to the National Rifle Association and helped prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton. In 1998, Cruz was briefly one of the attorneys who represented Representative John Boehner during his litigation against Representative Jim McDermott over the alleged leak of an illegal recording of a phone conversation whose participants included Boehner.

Bush administration

Cruz joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign in 1999 as a domestic policy adviser, advising then-Governor Bush on a wide range of policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform. During the 2000 Florida presidential recounts, he assisted in assembling the Bush legal team, devising strategy, and drafting pleadings for filing with the Supreme Court of Florida and U.S. Supreme Court in the case Bush v. Gore. Cruz recruited future Chief Justice John Roberts and noted attorney Mike Carvin to Bush’s legal team.

After Bush took office, Cruz served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Texas Solicitor General

Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008. The office was established in 1999 to handle appeals involving the state, but Abbott hired Cruz with the idea that Cruz would take a “leadership role in the United States in articulating a vision of strict constructionism”. As Solicitor General, Cruz argued before the Supreme Court of the United States nine times, winning five cases and losing four.

Cruz authored 70 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments. His nine appearances before the Supreme Court are the most by any practicing lawyer in Texas or current member of Congress.  Cruz has said, “We ended up year after year arguing some of the biggest cases in the country. There was a degree of serendipity in that, but there was also a concerted effort to seek out and lead conservative fights.”

In 2003, while Cruz was Texas Solicitor General, the Texas Attorney General’s office declined to defend Texas’s sodomy law in Lawrence v. Texas, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws banning homosexual sex were unconstitutional.

In the landmark case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Cruz drafted the amicus brief signed by the attorneys general of 31 states arguing that the Washington, D.C. handgun ban should be struck down as infringing upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. He also presented oral argument for the amici states in the companion case to Heller before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Read More

Current Updates

Cruz calls Cancun, Mexico, trip ‘a mistake’ as Texans remain without power amid historic winter storm

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has attempted to defend taking a family trip to Mexico amid a winter storm that left millions in his state without power and water.

Mr Cruz said on Thursday he planned the holiday for his daughters, “wanting to be a good dad”, but had returned because it “didn’t feel right”.

Photos of the Republican lawmaker at an airport on Wednesday fueled outrage at how he had left Texas during a crisis.

Millions of people in Texas face water shortages, with reservoirs near empty.

Freezing temperatures have caused power blackouts at water treatment facilities and burst water pipes supplying homes, despite attempts by some homeowners to insulate them from the cold using blankets.

About 13 million Texans have been told to boil water that may be contaminated.

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