From what I have researched about his record in Congress, it appears he gives rousing speeches about this or that issue — then fails to show up to vote for it.
Dating back to his election in 2012, he has attended fewer than half of his meetings for the Armed Services Career Committee and Judiciary Committee. He has been absent for votes on aid for Israel, student loans and human trafficking.
From January 2013 to February 2016, Cruz has missed 138 of 1,011 roll call votes, or 13.6%. Of course, he is on the campaign trail, as are Senators Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio, but their voting records do not compare to his absenteeism from the House.
There is conjecture that he is attempting to please the Tea Party by displaying his anti-government stance, therefore proving he is not part of the establishment. This logic fails to make sense to me. How will he plan to govern as president within government? Also, he serves on numerous subcommittees, and I believe it is safe to doubt that he spends much time contributing his time to them.
And here’s a quote from Donald Trump in a 2012 interview with Fox News about solar power: “Solar, as you know hasn’t caught on because, I mean, a solar panel takes 32 years — it’s a 32-year payback. Who wants a 32-year payback? The fact is, the technology is not there yet.”
Time has proven him wrong, yet his position on solar power as being economically unfeasible vs. the imperative to stave off climate change, shows his business attitude at all costs. This man would run our abused, faltering environment into earlier ravagement than at its current rate.
As president, he would hardly need the billion-dollar briberies of the infamous Koch brothers to protect their fossil-fuel industries. He could destroy us all by himself.
(Photo of Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump showing off their leopard kill)