Ted Cruz Calls For Journalists To Ask Beto O’Rourke Two Questions

Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News/Pool via REUTERS

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
Font Size:

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz issued a call Friday for every journalist to ask his Democratic challenger, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, just two questions.

Sen. Cruz appeared to be referencing a video, released Thursday by James O’Keefe’s guerrilla journalism organization, Project Veritas. In that video, an undercover operative obtained footage appearing to show members of O’Rourke’s campaign staff alluding to campaign resources that were being used to assist migrants as they approach the Texas border. (RELATED: Project Veritas Catches Andrew Gillum Campaign Staffer Calling White People Slur)

O’Keefe confronted Jody Casey, O’Rourke’s campaign manager, informing her that he had staff members on video talking about illegally using campaign funds to assist migrants — and she walked away without commenting.

In spite of O’Rourke’s populist appeal and massive fundraising success, Cruz appears to have the edge going into Tuesday’s midterm election. The latest Real Clear Politics average shows him holding his seat with a margin greater than six percentage points.

Follow Virginia on Twitter