Wichita Falls residents protest outside Senator Cruz rally
WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - There was no shortage of voters exercising their right to free speech ahead of Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s campaign stop with Donald trump Jr. in Wichita Falls.
Protesters held signs with phrases that read "Just say no to Cruz". Others showed their support for the senator's opponent Democrat Representative Beto O’Rourke.
Senator Cruz's history with president trump seemed to be the biggest reason people were compelled to protest the rally.
Wichita Falls resident Lisa Goldsberg said, “He [President Trump] told lies about Mr. Cruz, called his wife terrible things, said terrible things. So I think that for Mr. Cruz to be standing out here with Donald Trump Jr. is basically a show that he’s got no spine.”
Wichita Falls resident Derek Knowles said, “Trump calling him, his family, his father names, and then now all of a sudden he’s going to be his favorite guy? I don’t think that that’s the way that things work.”
For younger protesters the midterms will only be their first or second time voting. They say the Senator’s stance on immigration is another reason they plan to vote him out of office.
20-year-old Joscelin Acevedo said, “When I was growing up I believed that America was a melting pot. I was always taught that anybody that had the American Dream that wanted to have a better life could come here and could do it. Now we’re talking about building a border wall.”
Trinity Kronlein “I think the immigration thing is a really big problem – how he wants to pretty much deport every single Dreamer, specifically in Texas, back to a country that they’ve never known.”
Senator Ted Cruz will face off against Beto O’Rourke in the Midterm Elections on Tuesday, November 6. The last day to register to vote is October 9.
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