Establishment Accuses Ted Cruz of Releasing ‘Classified Information’ During GOP Debate, But There are Two Major Problems

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The fix is in. The RINOs are desperately trying to smear Ted Cruz.

During the fifth GOP Debate on Tuesday night, during a heated exchange between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, Rubio accused Cruz of inappropriately leaking classified information.

Here’s how the exchange went, with the backdrop being Rubio trying to paint Cruz as being weak on national security because Cruz opposed Obama’s massive spying on all Americans without a search warrant:

TED CRUZ: Well, you know, I would note that Marco knows what he’s saying isn’t true. You know, Mark Levin wrote a column last week that says that the attack ads his Super PAC is running that are saying the same thing, that they are knowingly false and they are, in fact, Alinsky-like attacks like Barack Obama.

And the reason is simple. What he knows is that the old program covered 20 percent to 30 percent of phone numbers to search for terrorists. The new program covers nearly 100 percent. That gives us greater ability to stop acts of terrorism, and he knows that that’s the case.

MARCO RUBIO: Dana, may I interject here?

DANA BASH: Senator — Senator — Senator Rubio, please respond.

MARCO RUBIO: Let me be very careful when answering this, because I don’t think national television in front of 15 million people is the place to discuss classified information. So let me just be very clear. There is nothing that we are allowed to do under this bill that we could not do before.

So apparently the RINOs are coalescing around Marco Rubio, an open borders advocate, as Senator Richard Burr (RINO – NC), who receives a failing Liberty Score of “F,” 47%, from Conservative Review and who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee (where Rubio also serves, but Cruz does not), announced that he is looking into the matter.

The Cruz campaign responded immediately, pointing out that reports from both the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal from 2014 reported the same 20 – 30 percent numbers that Cruz used. Cruz campaign spokeswoman, Catherine Frazier, said that the material Cruz spoke of was “all publicly available.”

Moreover, Senator Richard Burr admitted that he did not even watch the presidential debate from his own party’s candidates, nor had he seen the exchange.

The Voice was on. It was the final episode,” he said.

Nevertheless, apparently Team Rubio’s desperate accusation was enough to further the narrative that Cruz had released classified information from a committee that he is not a member of, information that was readily available in the media.

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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