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Ted Cruz Hammers Beto O’Rourke for Suggesting Police Officers ‘the New Jim Crow’

Democratic Representative Beto O'Rourke is seeking an upset victory against Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Texas
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released an ad Tuesday showing Democrat challenger Beto O’Rourke suggesting police are “the new Jim Crow.”

The ad is titled “War on Police” and shows Fox News reporting “Beto O’Rourke blasted the police … as the new Jim Crow.” The ad’s narrator says O’Rourke says officers take action against people “base solely on the color of their skin” and then plays a clip of O’Rourke saying, “I think it’s an apt description, the new Jim Crow.”

Denton County, Texas, Sheriff Tracy Murphree is shown responding to O’Rourke’s comments, denouncing them as part of a larger “war on police officers” that has been underway “for the last several years.”

Cruz’s ad comes one day after over 95 law enforcement officers released a letter supporting Cruz’s re-election and condemning O’Rourke’s language toward police.

On October 1, Breitbart News reported that O’Rourke apologized for comments about “phenomenally large breasts and tight buttocks.” On September 17, Breitbart News reported on a CBS News interview in which O’Rourke suggested AR-15 sales should be banned in America.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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