Ted Cruz was the recipient of widespread support on Wednesday after The Washington Post issued a cartoon depicting his young daughters as monkeys.
And after blasting the paper for targeting his children, Cruz created his own cartoon, mocking Hillary Clinton and the newspapers he considers her leashed dogs–The New York Times and Washington Post.
Nine facts you should know about Ted Cruz:
9 Facts you should know about Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz mocks Hillary Clinton by depicting New York Times, Washington Post as her dogs
1) His legal name is Rafael Edward Cruz.
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3) He won his Senate seat in 2010 without ever having been elected to public office before. Prior to that he had been appointed to the office of the Solicitor General in Texas.
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4) He had a minor brush with the law in 1987 when he received a ticket for underage possession of alcohol as a senior in high school.
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5) He has two Ivy League degrees: an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard.
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8) His father (left) fled Cuba for the United States, worked in the oil industry and eventually became a pastor. He has made headlines for somewhat inflammatory statements, including telling an audience that President Obama should be sent "back to Kenya."
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9) He doesn't believe in climate change, an issue many Democrats have lampooned him for, in part because he leads the Senate's Space, Science, and Competitiveness Committee which oversees NASA. During a recent appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Cruz said "Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up."
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Cruz tweeted on Wednesday a "better idea" for a cartoon, featuring some hastily-done photoshopping to prove his point.
It's a little off base considering both outlets covered the Clinton email scandal aggressively; the Times even drew egg on its face for an inaccurate report that Clinton was under an FBI criminal investigation for her email usage.
The knock against Clinton is a clear sign that Cruz is already looking ahead to a potential general election matchup with the former Secretary of State.
Ted Cruz mocks Hillary Clinton by depicting New York Times, Washington Post as her dogs
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