WATCH: Ted Cruz's Blistering Take Down of Lib 'Journo' at the Border Is Taking the Internet by Storm

Ted Cruz meets with media at the southern border (5/11/23). (Credit: Twitter)

It’s always fun to watch liberal, activist “journalists” try to challenge Ted Cruz on policy. It never ends well for the lib, and Cruz magically creates another meme-worthy moment that takes the internet by storm.


Take yesterday, for instance, when Cruz headed to the border town of Brownsville, Texas, ahead of Title 42 expiring. Cruz held a media scrum to take the Biden administration to task for pouring gas on the dumpster fire at the southern border. Our intrepid liberal journo was straight out of central casting, clad in the requisite Orvis-inspired field outfit that screamed: “No, really, I am a serious reporter.” Except he’s not, as demonstrated by his insistence to Cruz that Republicans were responsible for the crisis.

Cruz was having none of it, and that’s when the fireworks began. When challenged by the “reporter” to defend the GOP’s record, Cruz’s retort was: “Let me ask you something. What rate of illegal immigration did we have in 2020? Do you know anything?” Confoundingly, the reporter’s response to this was not to acknowledge Biden’s negative influence on the border, which the numbers bear out, but to instead query Cruz on how long he’s been in office. More than a decade for those counting.

Once Ted Cruz gets on a roll, it’s hard to stop him.


Here’s the brutal takedown, word by word:

TED CRUZ: You asked your question, you want to hold a press conference, you can do it over there. So, hold on, I’m going to answer his question.

The talking point of the Democrats, which this media reporter happily parrots, is, ‘gosh, the problem can’t be fixed.’ There’s one little problem with that. It is an utter and complete lie.

In 2020, the last year of the Trump presidency, we had the lowest rate of illegal immigration in 45 years. You ask what I have done? I’ve championed the men and women of Border Patrol, I championed securing the border, I Championed Remain in Mexico, and we turned this problem around and solved it.

Joe Biden inherited the lowest rate of illegal immigration in 45 years, and the first day in office. He made political decisions to cause this problem, and you should be ashamed of yourself. If you’re a reporter, and you’re not reporting facts. You’re telling lies.”


With that, Ted Cruz delivered a masterclass in how to deal with activist journos. You take their nonsense words, scripted for them by the DNC, and you return with a withering hail of facts. It works every time.

Luckily for us, that exchange wasn’t even Ted Cruz’s finest moment yesterday. He saved some of his best comments for Dems and their poster child for fake emotions, AOC:

Why is AOC not here? She still owns the white pantsuit. Why is she not here with her head buried in her hands?! They don’t give a damn about the dead bodies.

Ted Cruz truly brought the fire yesterday in taking Biden and Dems to task for their lax border policies, while underscoring the humanitarian crisis that ensues when hundreds of thousands of illegals are allowed unfettered access to the country. And it’s not pretty, particularly for the children:

And when those kids cross, the teenage boys who owe thousands of dollars to the cartels? The Biden administration flies them to every city in America. They fly them to Kansas. And there, those teenage boys are forced to work for the Mexican cartels, committing crimes to pay off the money they owe. If they don’t pay it off, they’ll murder their families. And, I’ll tell you, as bad as the boys have it, the girls have it worse. There are thousands upon thousands of teenage girls trapped in sex slavery. And, yet, for those of you in the media that don’t report on that, you should be ashamed.


These are the things the left won’t talk about — and Teddy Roosevelt cosplaying “reporters” won’t investigate — because it paints a very bleak portrait of how radical leftist policies destroy countries. They don’t want you to know that, but Ted Cruz does and is brilliant at bringing attention to it.



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