On Tuesday night authorities in Houston responded to a “self-inflicted cutting call” from Ted Cruz a senator from Texas.
There was “no criminal activity” and “not a family violence concern,” according to the Houston Police Department.
In a statement to FOX 26, a spokesperson with Senator Ted Cruz’s office said, “This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is okay. There were no serious injuries. The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time.’
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Who is Ted Cruz?
Born on December 22, 1970, Rafael Edward Cruz is the junior senator of Texas in the United States Senate. Cruz, a Republican, was the state’s top lawyer from 2003 until 2008.
Cruz entered politics after completing degrees at Princeton and Harvard Law School. He was a policy advisor in President George W. Bush’s administration and then the Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. Cruz was elected to the Senate in 2012, making history as the state of Texas’s first Hispanic senator.
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Cruz has regularly maintained conservative positions on economic and social issues in the Senate and he was a key player in the 2013 United States federal government shutdown in an effort to defund Obamacare. In 2018, he faced stiff opposition from Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, but he was able to hold on to his Senate seat.
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