Cruz apologizes for Bataan Death March remark

Oct 1, 2013 Full story: KCCI-TV Des Moines

Once you're logged in, at the top of each article, video or slideshow you will see a list of your Facebook friends who recently visited Choose to share stories you'e read with your friends or turn sharing OFF to keep your reading experience anonymous .

Full Story
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Oct 2, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz apologized to a group of Filipino-American veterans on Tuesday for comparing his 21-hour quasi-filibuster to the Bataan Death March.

The Texas Republican insisted he was not trying to compare his floor protest of President Barack Obama's health care law to the deadly march. Rather, Cruz said he was trying to thank his floor staff "for their service."

"It was in the context of thanking them that I thanked them for enduring and that's when I used the analogy," Cruz told the two men. "I was trying to say they endured a long period of their suffering not of their choosing."

NO.

He didn't.

It's called backpedaling.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

US Politics Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
The President has failed us (Jun '12) 7 min woodtick57 293,184
Once slow-moving threat, global warming speeds ... (Dec '08) 8 min Earthling-1 49,222
Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 9 min positronium 1,154,100
After CIA torture report: rebuilding a culture ... 9 min woodtick57 123
'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate (Oct '10) 11 min Limbertwig 165,505
Cheney again defends interrogation techniques 12 min positronium 295
Evolution vs. Creation (Jul '11) 15 min ChromiuMan 132,729
Ben Carson: Race Relations Have 'Gotten Worse' ... 27 min mjjcpa 709
Obama: Keystone benefits for U.S. consumers, wo... 45 min Le Duped 45
More from around the web