Exclusive - Ted Cruz's College Classmate: GQ's Claims on Cruz's Social Habits 'Silly and Flat-out Wrong'

The media war against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) rages on as he continues fighting to defund Obamacare. The newest claim comes from GQ magazine.

GQ quoted one of Cruz’s college classmates Damon Watson as saying he refused to work in study groups with non-Ivy League grads while at Harvard University. “As a law student at Harvard, he refused to study with anyone who hadn't been an undergrad at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale,” GQ wrote. “Says Damon Watson, one of Cruz's law-school roommates: ‘He said he didn't want anybody from 'minor Ivies' like Penn or Brown.’”

Cruz’s Harvard classmate Jeff Hinck told Breitbart News he would study with Cruz at Harvard even though he did not graduate from an Ivy League undergraduate program. Hinck was actually a member of Cruz’s study group and would know whether Cruz would study non-Ivy League graduates.

“The claim that GQ published is silly and flat-out wrong,” Hinck wrote in an email to Breitbart News on Monday evening. “I was in Ted's study group - along with his first-year roommate David Panton - and I graduated from Northwestern, not an Ivy League institution.”

CORRECTION: The original article misidentified Cruz' roommate David Panton as not attending an Ivy League school. Panton attended Princeton.


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