Beto O’Rourke Hands Ted Cruz His Ass During Debate LIVE On National TV (VIDEO)

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Tuesday night marked the second debate between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his challenger, Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). It was a pivotal night for the two candidates. Polls are still surprisingly close in the race that should be an easy win for a Republican candidate in a redder than red state.

O’Rourke first hit Cruz on his dishonesty about “fiscal responsibility” and his endless rants about raising the deficit all while supporting Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy. Cruz insisted those tax cuts have helped Texas and that the Congressional Budget Office’s projections about the deficit are inflated. O’Rourke reminded viewers why Cruz supported the bill in the first place.

‘Follow the money. Those tax cuts will disproportionately flow to corporations who are already sitting on record piles of cash in a country that is riven with income inequality unseen seen since the last Gilded Age.’

Cruz then tried to attack O’Rourke as being “extreme” on immigration due to his lack of support for Trump’s border wall. O’Rourke reminded viewers that his immigration policy platform supports a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers and smart reform, which doesn’t include an expensive and unnecessary border wall.

‘I care about the safety of every single person in the state of Texas. No wall is going to solve legitimate security concerns, but smart policy will.’

Perhaps Cruz’s most painful moment, however, came when he was asked to name one thing he had done over the past year outside of the senatorial duties he performs that would give Texans insight into him as a person.

His answer didn’t matter, because it came after a long silence and a frustrated sigh while he searched for any example to offer. O’Rourke had no such difficulties answering the question.

See the full debate below:

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