When Ted Cruz was sworn in as a U.S. Senator he pledged an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Last night at the Republican National Convention, he did just that.
"I was watching last night and, in fact, I wrote to Ted, 'The truth will set you free, but it will make you miserable at first.' I don't know how he felt last night when he walked off the stage, but that couldn't have felt good," Glenn said.
Co-host Stu Burguiere agreed, noting reports that a billionaire Republican donor --- among others --- snubbed Cruz following the speech.
"Sheldon Adelson wouldn't let him in [his suite]. There's going to be a lot of people that don't like this. But to Ted Cruz, it's not about teams. It's not about red shirts versus blue shirts," Stu said.
For Ted Cruz, it's about following the Constitution of the United States and protecting freedom. In fact, in his speech, Cruz said the answer to our troubles is a return the freedoms outlined in the Constitution:
Freedom means recognizing that our Constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values. Colorado might decide something different than Texas, New York different than Iowa. That's the way it's supposed to be --- diversity. If not, what's the point of having states to begin with?
Watch this portion of Cruz's speech beginning at mark 9:38:
If we truly followed the Constitution and respected states' rights to set their own laws, according to the wishes of their own citizens, Americans would have 50 unique options on where and how to live.
"He supported the right of gay marriage, should your state approve," Glenn said. "He's not saying, 'That's my choice.' But what did he also say? I've never heard a presidential wannabe ever say anything like this at a GOP convention. 'And, by the way, Colorado, if you want to sell drugs, sell drugs. Texas isn't going to.' That is a fundamental shift back towards the Constitution. He planted the stakes for a constitutional Republican Party."
"Tenth Amendment," co-host Pat Gray said.
"Yes. And that is remarkable. To happen at a presidential campaign, in a conference like that --- never heard that before," Glenn said.
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Featured Image: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waves to the crowd as he walks on stage to deliver a speech on the third day of the Republican National Convention on July 20, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)