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Ted Cruz reaches new low by proposing legislation that personally benefits him

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Ted Cruz has a seemingly formidable opponent in his reelection bid, Colin Allred. Allred is a former lawyer and professional football player who has been steadily rising in the polls. A poll conducted by National Public Affairs shows them neck and neck at 44% each. No need to wonder why. Cruz is another person in Congress who has done nothing. He plans to keep that going with his “airport security bill.” This proposed bill does nothing for us; it’s all about Cruz. Cruz wants additional security measures for politicians that allow them to quickly get through security “so that they are not caught up with members of the public.” Ain’t that something? He doesn’t want to rub elbows with the dregs of society—his constituents. According to Forbes, TSA and FAA have been asked to calculate the cost of adding these services, so it at least does that. Perhaps if the cost is too great, Cruz will abandon the bill, but don’t count on it. Cruz thinks he’s above other people and requires special treatment.

Cruz may fancy himself a “VIP,” but he’s a servant of the people. As such, he should be treated the same as the people he serves. The problem with people like Cruz is that he thinks winning elected office somehow elevates him. He has lost sight of the very reason he was elected, or perhaps he never had it at all. Many people run for office for the “perks” they receive and never have any intention of serving anyone but themselves. Cruz falls into that category, as he also wants “private screenings” for officials and everyone accompanying them. So, not only does Cruz get these perks, but his family benefits as well.

Cruz contends that members of Congress are “facing serious security threats.” No one is under threat other than perhaps those Republicans who do detrimental things to the wellbeing of American citizens. Cruz is worried about only Cruz. He just wants special treatment. How many times have we heard of threats to Congresspeople when they fly or are in the airport? When Cruz ran out on his constituents during the freezing power outage, the media took several photos of him in the airport, and not one person was anywhere near him.




The Executive Director of Airport Law Enforcement Agencies Network Kevin Murphy believes that, if political figures need escorts or other protections, that job should be borne by federal agencies. Besides, Murphy believes this type of special treatment will take officers from their normal duties of overall security functions for the entire airport, not just a select few. According to Politico, the TSA would absorb the bulk of these functions, and they have so far declined to comment. Because Cruz was photographed multiple times escaping to Cancun, Cruz’s new bill will allow him to make similar moves without being seen by the media. If Cruz wants to serve the public, he needs to spend his time more productively by doing things for his constituents, not hiding from them.

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