‘You Can See The Desperation’ – Sen. Cruz Rips Rep. O’Rourke Calling Him Lyin’ Ted

Mike Brest | Reporter

Texas Senator Ted Cruz responded to his challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke calling him a liar during his appearance on the “Ingraham Angle” on Thursday night.

Cruz and O’Rourke held a debate on Tuesday night where O’Rourke said, “He’s dishonest. It’s why the president called him Lyin’ Ted, and it’s why the nickname stuck. Because it’s true.” O’Rourke also attempted to frame Cruz as someone who abandoned Texas to run for president.”

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“Yeah, obviously the ‘Lyin’ Ted’ nickname, which was unfortunate from the primary, but now I guess he’s quoting the president in order to make his case,” Laura Ingraham stated. (RELATED: Beto O’Rourke’s Drunk Driving Accident Flies Under Radar At CNN Town Hall)

“Well you can see the desperation in that debate where he was insulting me, he was attacking me, he called me a liar. What’s striking is what he was responding to when he screamed liar. I pointed out that he voted in favor of a $10 a barrel tax on every barrel of oil produced in the state of Texas. And his response is not to engage in substance but simply scream, liar, liar, liar,” Cruz responded.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - OCTOBER 15: U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) (L) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) face off in a debate at the KENS 5 studios on October 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. A recent poll show Cruz leading O'Rourke 52-45 percent among likely voters. (Photo by Tom Reel-Pool/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO, TX – OCTOBER 15: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) (L) and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) face off in a debate at the KENS 5 studios on October 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Tom Reel-Pool/Getty Images)

“Well, you know, facts matter, and we put up on our website tedcruz.org the exact text of the resolution that Congressman O’Rourke voted on,” he continued. “President Obama proposed a $10 a barrel tax on oil. Congress — the House of Representatives brought up a resolution saying, we don’t want a $10 tax on every barrel of oil and O’Rourke voted no.” RELATED: O’Rourke Addresses ‘Beto’ Nickname After Student Cites Donald Trump Jr.

Cruz leads O’Rourke by seven points, according to a CNN poll of likely voters released on Tuesday.

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