If the alleged Sex Scandal is ‘Garbage,’ then Ted Cruz should have no problem answering these five questions to clarify ongoing unanswered questions.
GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has denied accusations of having affairs with five different women.
What’s important to note is not necessarily what people say, but also, what they don’t say.
His response appears to be hedged, a skill most politicians and staff learn to master.
On March 25, 2016, Cruz posted on Facebook:
I want to be crystal clear: these attacks are garbage. For Donald J. Trump to enlist his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding shows you that there is no low Donald won’t go.
These smears are completely false, they’re offensive to Heidi and me, they’re offensive to our daughters, and they’re offensive to everyone Donald continues to personally attack.
Donald Trump’s consistently disgraceful behavior is beneath the office we are seeking and we are not going to follow.
He also spoke publicly (as the audio indicates below) saying pretty much the same thing, blaming Trump, although it’s come out that much of the information leaked to the Enquirer allegedly came from a Rubio ally.
But what has Cruz not said? And what has Cruz not done?
Why has Cruz not said:
“I did not have affairs with these women or any other woman.”
“I have always been faithful to my wife.”
Even if he does make such statements, there’s always a possibility that such a claim could still be a lie. Who can forget the infamous phrase, “I did not have sex with that woman.”
Where’s the Bible?
What may be more convincing to evangelicals, especially, since Cruz has portrayed himself as the “biblical Christian” candidate “preaching” about Christian values, why not swear on a Bible?
Why not hold a press conference, hold out his Bible, put his hand on it, and swear before the Almighty God, with God and the Bible as his witness, that he has not had an affair with any woman and has always been faithful to his wife?
Where’s the Lawsuit?
If the sex scandal story is completely false, why has Cruz not filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the National Enquirer? Shouldn’t that be the next step? As a knowledgeable attorney, wouldn’t Cruz sue the Enquirer for slander and defamation of character, not just for himself, but for all of the accused women?
If Cruz doesn’t file a lawsuit, wouldn’t that indicate that there is some merit to some aspect of the story? If he doesn’t file a lawsuit, what is he hiding? Most information related to lawsuits becomes a matter of public record. If he avoids a lawsuit, what information does he not want made public?
What married man gets the same tattoo as another woman on the same day? Did they get the tattoo together? Who does that?
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— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) April 1, 2014
I'm sure you do @amandacarpenter
— Alana Bowker (@AlanaBowker) March 25, 2016
Why did Cruz’s PAC pay Carly Fiorina’s PAC $500,000?
(By the way, this also means Fiorina’s for sale.) If one of the accused women working for Fiorina has nothing to do with the donation to his political opponent’s campaign, why did Cruz’s PAC give Fiorina’s any money at all?
In fact, the Federal Elections Commission wants an answer to this as well.
(Both Cruz and Fiorina campaigns declined to comment to a CBS News report, as did Fiorina’s super PAC.)
What politician gives money to his political opponents, ever?
And because he wants his opponent to have a voice? Really?
Are Americans supposed to believe this excuse given by one of Cruz’s PAC’s employees?
Cruz has some explaining to do, beyond the hedged statements he’s made.
Until he does, this Cuban’s Mistress Crisis is far from over.