Ted Cruz annihilates Dem contender for claiming ‘nothing more American’ than kneeling for anthem

If Rep. Beto O’Rourke is not regretting his comment disrespecting the American flag, his opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz, is making sure he won’t live it down.

The Texas Republican slammed the man vying for his seat this November, calling O’Rourke out for saying there is “nothing more American” than taking a knee during the national anthem.

“When Beto O’Rourke says he can’t think of anything more American, well I got to admit, I can,” Cruz said at a recent campaign stop in Corpus Christi as he recalled American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who stopped to salute the flag the instant the national anthem was played.

Cruz tweeted that his Democratic opponent is “raising big $$ from Hollywood by supporting NFL protests,” and noted that “people can protest without disrespecting the flag.”

O’Rourke was slammed by Republicans and conservatives for his response at a campaign event about NFL players who kneel during the anthem.

“I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee for your rights anytime, anywhere, any place,” O’Rourke replied, after a lengthy recounting of civil rights and the history of non-violent protests in America.

Naturally liberals celebrated his words.

Actor Kevin Bacon’s praise of O’Rourke prompted a response from Cruz.

The backlash against the Democrat may give him pause – but not likely – as he heads into the fall. With elections only three short months away,  O’Rourke is currently trailing Cruz by four percentage points in the race for the US Senate in Texas.

Many conservatives have spoken out againstO’Rourke’s unpatriotic view of standing for the national anthem.

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