Trump received the other six. [45] In 1998, Cruz was briefly one of the attorneys who represented Representative John Boehner during his litigation against Representative Jim McDermott over the alleged leak of an illegal recording of a phone conversation whose participants included Boehner. Glover, Scott and Reston, Maeve (March 10, 2016). [101] The loans were largely repaid by later campaign fundraising. The attack on the Capitol resulted in the death of five people, including a police officer. That's wrong. [133] With the passing of Fidel Castro in November, Cruz charged Obama with celebrating and lionizing Castro in public statements he made addressing the death. [226] On March 5, 2016, Cruz won the Kansas and Maine caucuses, giving him six statewide wins. [299], In 2017, Cruz was one of 22 senators to sign a letter[300] addressed to Trump urging him to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. [342] He has called for the repeal of the clause of the 14th amendment that grants citizenship to those born in the United States. [62], In 2008 American Lawyer magazine named Cruz one of the 50 Best Litigators under 45 in America,[49][63] and The National Law Journal named him one of the 50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America. [48], Cruz won the runoff for the Republican nomination by a 14-point margin over Dewhurst, support for Dewhurst having plummeted while Cruz's vote total dramatically increased from the first round. [209][210] During the primary campaign, his base of support was mainly among social conservatives, though he had crossover appeal to other factions within his party, including in particular libertarian conservatives. [2][37][48], Appointed to the office of Solicitor General of Texas by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott,[43][49] Cruz served in that position from 2003 to 2008. [32][33][34] Princeton's debate team named their annual novice championship after Cruz. * : These candidates are constitutionally ineligible to serve as President or Vice President. [8][16][17][18][19] Cruz has said that he is the son of "two mathematicians/computer programmers. Federation for American Immigration Reform, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, National Federation of Independent Business, 2013 United States federal government shutdown, objections to the certification of Joe Biden's victory, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, American Parliamentary Debate Association, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, League of United Latin American Citizens v. 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[129][130], After the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Cruz said that the winner of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, rather than Obama, should appoint a new Justice. [360], Cruz married Heidi Nelson on May 27, 2001;[361] they have two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. Reading a history of one’s own nation might give a deeper understanding of one’s own past. [311] In 2014, he criticized the Obama administration: "The president's foreign policy team utterly missed the threat of ISIS, indeed, was working to arm Syrian rebels that were fighting side by side with ISIS", calling ISIS "the face of evil".