Sen. Ted Cruz Slams Prince Harry for Contending the United States Is 'Rolling Back' Constitutional Rights

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) did not mince words in his criticism of Prince Harry’s speech to the United Nations on Monday, in which he maintained that the United States is contributing to “a global assault on democracy and freedom.”


“From the horrific war in Ukraine, to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States, we are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life,” Prince Harry said, as he was the keynote speaker on Nelson Mandela Day.

It can be reasonably inferred that the prince is referencing the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade, which sent the issue of abortion access back to the state level, without naming the event directly.

In Prince Harry’s former homeland of the United Kingdom, women are able to get an abortion up to 24 weeks, and sometimes after that for serious medical reasons, according to the National Health Service. Most women obtain the procedure by citing mental health reasons for not going through with the pregnancy.

Cruz decided to take a different approach to the liberal prince’s remarks, in order to highlight some other rights that he believes are currently at stake.

“Miraculous: Prince Harry calls out Joe Biden’s ‘rolling back of Constitutional rights in the United States’ as ‘a global assault on democracy & freedom,'” Cruz tweeted.

“Who would have thought the prince would speak out in support of free speech, religious liberty & the Second Amendment?” he continued.


Although this member of the British royal family decided to leave the United Kingdom to reside in the U.S. just two years ago, he does seem to have a lot of thoughts on American politics. The beauty of America is that he has the constitutional right to voice those ideas on a public platform without fear of consequences from the government.

Maybe the prince was talking about other rights, but it is safe to assume to he was talking about abortion, which continues to be the subject of nationwide debate in the U.S.


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