Houston Chronicle Endorses Beto O'Rourke Over Ted Cruz and Has a Message for All Americans
The Houston Chronicle endorsed Ted Cruz in 2012, but in a stinging editorial today champions his opponent Beto O'Rourke in this year's Texas Senate race. Among the reasons, and there is a long list, the newspaper argues that Congress needs elected officials who will stand up to President Trump rather than supplicants and apologists. The Chronicle sees Beto as the perfect counterweight to Trump who it argues is a "danger to the republic".
Houston Chronicle: "There's one more reason O'Rourke should represent Texas in the U.S. Senate: He would help to serve as a check on a president who is a danger to the republic. Cruz is unwilling to take on that responsibility. Indeed, the man who delighted in calling the Texas senator "Lyin' Ted" all through the 2016 presidential campaign, who insulted Cruz's wife and his father, is bringing his traveling campaign medicine show to Houston next week to buoy the Cruz campaign. The hyperbole, the hypocrisy and the rancorous hot air just might blow the roof off the Toyota Center."
"While the bloviations emanate from the arena next week, imagine how refreshing it would be to have a U.S. senator who not only knows the issues but respects the opposition, who takes firm positions but reaches out to those who disagree, who expects to make government work for Texas and the nation. Beto O'Rourke, we believe, is that senator.
The Chronicle's argument for a check on the President is something that all Americans must consider when voting on November 6th.