Ted Cruz

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Full Name Ted Cruz
Age 49 Years Old
Nick Name Ted
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date December 22nd, 1970
Birth Place Calgary

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Rafael Edward Cruz famed as Ted Cruz is a famous politician as well as an attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Texas. Moreover, he was also the runner up for the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election. In 2012, Cruz ran for and won the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2018, defeating Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke by a slim margin of 50.9% to 48.3% in the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. On March 8th, 2020, he announced a temporary leave of absence from his senate office due to concerns about his contact with a person infected with Coronavirus (COVID19) at the ACU’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Cruz, staying at his home in Texas, will avoid contact with colleagues and constituents until after 14 days (believed to be the limit of the virus’s incubation period) has passed. He stated he had been advised chances of his contracting the virus are very low.

Ted Cruz Taking Coronavirus Seriously

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Ted Cruz, in self-quarantine, calls coronavirus ‘serious,’ but no reason to panic

As Congress and President Donald Trump wrangle over how to manage the coronavirus outbreak and stave off an economic recession, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz says the federal response should stay focused “where the problem is”-building up testing capacity, bolstering first responders with protective gear and speeding up the development of vaccines and treatments. Cruz called the viral outbreak an "epidemic" that "may well qualify as a pandemic now,” but said the U.S. isn’t heading for the “Great Depression,” even as stocks tumble and oil prices plummet. “We ought to maximize the incentives for medical research and innovation,” Cruz said. The senator dismissed House Democrats proposals to boost paid sick leave and bolster safety net programs like unemployment insurance and food stamps as “wage controls and price controls and socialism.” Cruz also explained why he decided to self-quarantine. He said he interacted very briefly with a man, who has now tested positive, at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland in late February. He said he shook the man’s hand and “we may have taken a selfie” and the “whole interaction was probably less than 60 seconds.” Mr. Cruz also stressed the need for vigilance. “Everyone should continue to treat this outbreak seriously and be driven by facts and medical science,” he said. He urged the public “to follow the recommendations of the C.D.C. and other health professionals.” Last Wednesday, before his CPAC encounter, Mr. Gaetz made light of the crisis, wearing a gas mask on the House floor during a vote on emergency funding. Two days later, it was announced that one of his constituents had died of the virus.

Famous For

  • Being a member of the United States Senate. 
  • Being elected to the Senate in the year 2013 from Texas.
  • Being one of the Republican candidates for the Presidential election in 2016. 
  • Being quarantined by Corona Virus. 

Early Life of Ted Cruz

On 22nd December 1970, Ted Cruz was born as Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz in Calgary, Canada. He was born to his parents; Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson and Rafael Bienvenido Cruz. His nationality is Canadian-American and his ethnicity is White. At the time of his birth, his parents were working in the oil business. The family eventually moved to the United States. He had two older half-sisters from his father's previous marriage. As per his education, he is graduated from Second Baptist High School in Houston, as valedictorian in 1988 and later he attended Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy in 1992. Moreover, he also proceeded to study law from the Harvard Law School, graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor degree. He celebrated his 49th birthday with his friends and families. 

Career of Ted Cruz

  • Ted Cruz started began his legal career by serving as a law clerk to J. Michael Luttig of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the year 1995. 
  • After that, he served to William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, in the year 1996.
  • He finished his clerkships and then he took a position with Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal, now known as Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, from 1997 to 1998.
  • He also helped to prepare testimony for the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton during the period. 
  • He joined the George W. Bush presidential campaign as a domestic policy adviser and advised Bush on issues relating to policy and legal matters, including civil justice, criminal justice, constitutional law, immigration, and government reform in 1999. 
  • Moreover, he was appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and he served in that position from 2003 to 2008.
  • He authored 70 United States Supreme Court briefs and presented 43 oral arguments.
  • After leaving the Solicitor General position in 2008, he worked in a private law firm in Houston, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, often representing corporate clients, until he was sworn in as U.S. senator from Texas in the year 2013.
  • In addition to this, he also defended two record-setting $54 million personal injury awards in New Mexico at the appellate level.
  • He then announced his candidacy and earned the support of leading figures like Sarah Palin and Rand Paul, who campaigned for him in the year 2011.
  • He also surprised everyone by winning the election in 2012 and he assumed office as the United States Senator from Texas in January 2013.

Ted Cruz With Donald Trump

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  • Being the senator he serves on several committees including the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Joint Economic Committee; and the Committee on Rules and Administration. 
  • He also gained some criticism for his use of harsh words for fellow politicians including President Obama.
  • In March 2015, he announced his candidacy for the President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.
  • As of November 2018, Cruz has sponsored 105 bills of his own.
  • He praised Gorsuch as "brilliant and immensely talented" in a written statement after Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee in January 2017.
  • He showed interest in Trump nominating young justices in the mold of Scalia and Clarence Thomas on 23rd February 2017. 
  • He wrote, "President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo." in April 2018. 
  • He ran for reelection to a second term in 2018 and easily won the Republican nomination with over 80% of the vote. 
  • He defeated O'Rourke by a margin of 50.9% to 48.3% on 6th November 2018. 
  • He opposes both same-sex marriage and civil unions. 
  • He believes that marriage should be legally defined as only "between one man and one woman" but believes that the legality of same-sex marriage should be left to each state to decide.
  • In January 2020, after Iran attacked two U.S. military bases in Iraq, Cruz made comments about the change in Iran policy under President Trump, saying that Obama's policy was appeasement and that the missiles used to attack the bases were bought with money the Obama administration had given Iran.
  • On March 8th, 2020, Cruz announced a temporary leave of absence from his senate office due to concerns about his contact with a person infected with Coronavirus (COVID19) at the ACU’s Conservative Political Action Conference. 
  • Cruz, staying at his home in Texas, will avoid contact with colleagues and constituents until after 14 days (believed to be the limit of the virus’s incubation period) has passed. 
  • He stated he had been advised chances of his contracting the virus are very low.

Personal Life of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a married man and he was married to his wife, Heidi Nelson on 27th May 2001. The couple met when Cruz was working on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign. The couple also has two daughters named Caroline and Catherine. The duo is living a happy life without any problems at present. They are enjoying their life a lot. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Net Worth of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a famous politician and he has made a large amount of money from his political career. He has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million as of 2020. His salary has not been disclosed by any sources yet but will be added soon. His source of earning is from his political career. There is no information about his cars but he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings. 

Body Measurements of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a very handsome politician. He has got a tall height of 5 ft 10 in. or 178 cm. He weighs around 80 KG or 176 lbs. His eye color and hair color, are dark brown. He also kept a beard which makes him even attractive. His other body measurements will be added soon. On March 8th, 2020, Cruz announced a temporary leave of absence from his senate office due to concerns about his contact with a person infected with Coronavirus (COVID19) at the ACU’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Cruz, staying at his home in Texas, will avoid contact with colleagues and constituents until after 14 days (believed to be the limit of the virus’s incubation period) has passed. He stated he had been advised chances of his contracting the virus are very low.