He has been called the most hated man in the U.S. Senate, and it appears that Ted Cruz (R) has been a deplorable shit heel since he was a kid based on remarks he made in an unearthed video that has gone viral online.
Newsweek reports that the video was shot when Cruz was 18 years old and headed to college:
The video was reportedly filmed at Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas in 1988 and shows Cruz wearing jeans and a tucked-in shirt while sitting by a fountain.
In the the video, Cruz is asked what his future plans are and replies:
Cruz is considered likely to seek the 2024 Republican presidential nomination in 2024 if failed, one-term former president Donald Trump doesn’t run, telling NBC News earlier this year:
“The race in ’24 will very much hinge on whatever President Trump decides to do. President Trump is going to make his decision whether or not he runs, nobody else is going to make that decision for him. I expect that everyone will react accordingly when he does make that decision.”