Election 2016

Senator Ted Cruz Applauds Republican Control Of House, Senate And White House

Senator Ted Cruz from Texas says Tuesday’s election was a mandate for change. He says that the American people spoke resoundingly that the path we’re on now hasn’t been working.

Senator Ted Cruz address Veterans at Michael DeBakey Medical Center

Senator Cruz of Houston spoke at a Veterans Day ceremony at the Michael DeBakey Medical Center, kicking off Veteran’s Day one day early. After the event, he talked with us about what he thinks voters were saying at the ballot box, with the House, the Senate and the White House in Republican hands.

“And it is now incumbent on us to honor the commitments we made to the voters. I look forward to working with President-elect Trump to pass meaningful legislation that honors the promises we made to bring back jobs. And I think that’s what the American people expect, is for us to come together and get the job done.”

The campaign was long and it was rough for not only the candidates, but on those who went to the polls. He says everyone should be united now, behind shared values…

“Behind jobs, behind freedoms and behind security. And I intend to fight every day creating an environment where jobs can flourish, where wages can rise, and also creating an environment where our service men and women and our veterans — we honor the commitments made to them and we keep this country safe.”

But Senator Cruz stands firm against illegal immigration. He says President-elect Trump will enforce immigration laws.

“We are a nation of rule of law. And we can enforce our laws, we can secure our borders and at the same time, we can remain a nation that welcomes and celebrates legal immigrants.”

Cruz quotes President Reagan in saying that legal immigrants are Americans by choice, and that makes the country strong.

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

Houston Public Media's Coverage of Election 2016

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Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with much of his early career as a rock’n’roll disc jockey. He worked as part of a morning show team on album rock station KLBJ-FM, and later co-hosted a morning show at adult rock station KGSR, both in Austin. Ed also conducted...

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