Allred: Ted Cruz is media personality. He’s not serious about being a senator. We're talking about negotiations in the senate right now. You’ll never see him a part of those negotiations. He won’t be rolling up his sleeves and figuring out a compromise.. pic.twitter.com/8Wmz2iiDW1
— Acyn (@Acyn) February 2, 2024
I know Texas is heavily gerrymandered / wired for Republicans, but Allred seems like a good legislator, which Cruz is… not. Apart from being a notorious sports jinx, looks like Cruz has decided to respond to criticism of his ‘Flight to Cancun’ epic in the most Cruz manner possible:
Or you could just connect Texas to the grid, Ted. https://t.co/oTzPqWtwj6
— zeddy (@Zeddary) February 3, 2024
Scoop: Ted Cruz wants lawmakers to get security escorts through America’s airports https://t.co/ZosShRv49a
— Oriana Pawlyk (@Oriana0214) February 3, 2024
… The Texas Republican — infamously photographed by a gawker while en route to Cancún in 2021 — is proposing a bill amendment that would offer lawmakers a dedicated security escort at airports, along with expedited screening outside of public view. That could make it much less likely that the politicians’ comings and goings would become fodder for embarrassing news reports and late-night comedy mockery.
The measure would also provide the same special treatment to federal judges and Cabinet members, as well as a limited number of their family and staff. Cruz is trying to attach the amendment to a major aviation policy bill, S. 1939, that is expected to be marked up in the Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday.
Asked about the need for his amendment, Cruz told POLITICO that it’s about ensuring that political VIPs aren’t endangered as they pass through public spaces in airports. The draft says the extra security would be available to those who are currently or have previously “been the subject of a threat.”…
Political leaders’ air travels could become harder to decipher under Cruz’s draft language, which was obtained by POLITICO. The amendment would mandate that the TSA help “arrange” a security escort — which the provision says could be local law enforcement — for “the entirety of the time” the VIPs are at an airport. In addition, it would grant lawmakers under protective escort the ability to be screened without delay…