OKLAHOMA, OK – 2016 Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz landed Tuesday in Tulsa to end his twelve rallies in twelve cities in one week with Oklahoma City the last one.
Cruz has been through seven March 1 “Super Tuesday” states since the CNN debate in Las Vegas, NV on December 15. All part of his fly-around tour titled “Take-Off With Ted Cruz Country Christmas Tour.”
The U.S. Senator from Texas arrived fired up as he arrived at the ORU Mabee Center in Tulsa to speak to several thousand supporters.
Cruz later took off to Oklahoma City for another rally that had several thousand supporters waiting.
Pat Campbell host of The Pat Campbell Show on 1170 KFAQ first introduced Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK-1) who introduced Cruz by given his reason as to why he was supporting Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States.
Cruz talked about his first day in office would be reversing all unconstitutional executive orders that President Barack Obama has created, as well as working to get every word of Obamacare, also know as Affordable Care Act, repealed.
Cruz received standing ovations as he spoke about pulling back big government and finally abolishing the Internal Revenue Service along with the Department of Education.
Prior to the rally, Cruz met with the media to answer several questions. One of the questions he addressed was about the Washington Post Editorial Carton by Ann Telnaes depicting him dressed up as Santa and his two daughters as performing monkeys.
“I have to admit yesterday when I saw that cartoon, not much ticks me off, but making fun of my girls will do it, ” Cruz said. “That tweet I sent I typed that out on my iPhone and listen all of us learned in kindergarten don’t hit little girls. It’s not complicated don’t make fun of a five year old girl and a seven year old girl.”
Cruz continued, “Listen everyone expects the main stream media to be liberal, to be biased, folks want to attack me I understand. That’s part of the process. I signed up for that, that’s fine. but my girls did not sign up for that. And I have to say when people ask me what the hardest part of the campaign is? The single most hardest part of the campaign is being away from my daughters, is getting up and getting on an airplane and leaving and not being able to kiss my daughters goodnight or not be able to read them a bedtime story.
And so it use to be for a long time the rules across the board that kids are off limits. That should be the rules, don’t mess with our kids. Don’t mess with my kids, don’t mess with Marco’s kids, don’t mess with Hillary’s kids. Don’t mess with anybody’s kids! Leave kids alone! And if the media wants to attack and ridicule every republican well that’s what their gonna do, but leave our kids alone….”
There shouldn’t be a partisan line, it should be true for both democrats and republicans we ought to agree leave our kids alone let’s argue about marginal tax rates and let’s argue about policy, but don’t be attacking five year old girls. That has no place in politics, and I appreciate the post pulled it down, it’s the right thing to do and I appreciate that they did that,” Cruz finished.
This is the fourth time Cruz has been in Oklahoma campaigning.
The third was a summer stop in Oklahoma in August. He spoke in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville and Tulsa where he told Oklahoma voters they would be essential in his run for the White House.
Cruz second stop in Tulsa was in June to help celebrate Congressman Bridenstine’s birthday as well to do a private fundraiser for the Oklahoma Republican Party in Oklahoma City.
Cruz also came to Oklahoma back in 2013 to campaign for former House Speaker T.W. Shannon who was running for U.S. Senate to replace former Senator Tom Coburn after he retired abruptly.
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This story has been updated.