Former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday to discuss the troubling issues facing America --- from the violence in Dallas to the FBI failing to indict Hillary Clinton to why he's agreed to speak at the upcoming GOP convention in Cleveland.
Senator Cruz first offered words of encouragement in the wake of the horrific events in Dallas, which ended the lives of five police officers and wounded six others.
"Like Americans all across our country, I'm grieving. Last night was a horrifying display," Cruz said. "And my prayers today are with the families of the five brave officers who lost their lives. Our prayers are with all eleven officers who were shot, and our prayers are very much with the community of Dallas that is mourning this horrific crime that played out."
A sense of helplessness and frustration has permeated American society in all walks of life. People feel powerless and believe justice is not being done.
"I could say that I felt that yesterday with Hillary Clinton. Where is justice? Where is the rule of law? How can somebody who is in power get away with this? And, you know, when you see things like Minneapolis --- and I'm not asking you to comment on this, and I'm not going to comment on it because I'm going to wait for due process --- but it looked bad," Glenn said.
Senator Cruz agreed that the frustration, in many cases, is justified. Particularly when Americans see one set of laws applied to them and another to the politically connected.
"This performance by Comey was deeply disturbing, and I think Congress needs to get to the bottom of what exactly went into the FBI's refusal to proceed," Cruz said.
Switching gears, Glenn commented on Megyn Kelly's characterization of Cruz's decision to speak at the Republican National Convention later this month.
"She spent a good 10 minutes mocking you, ridiculing you, saying you're a hypocrite," Glenn said. "Do you want to answer to what she said last night?"
While Cruz missed Kelly's comments, he wasn't necessarily surprised by the narrative portrayed by the media. More importantly, he focused on his true reasons for attending the convention.
"I said for a long time that I'm going to be in Cleveland because we've got nearly 600 delegates. We won roughly eight million votes nationwide, 12 states. We had 326,000 volunteers, and I feel an obligation to go to Cleveland and thank the delegates, thank the grassroots who worked so incredibly hard," Cruz said. "I'm going to be there to say thank you and to do my very best to lay out a vision for what we as Americans, what we as conservatives believe, and where we go forward from here."
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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) greets people during a campaign stop at the Bravo Cafe on May 2, 2016 in Osceola, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)