After graduating from [Princeton University](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princeton_University) and [Harvard Law School](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_Law_School), Cruz pursued a career in government. He worked as a policy advisor in the [George W. Bush](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush) administration before serving as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. In 2012, Cruz [was elected to](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas) the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. senator from Texas. In the Senate, Cruz has taken consistently conservative positions on economic and social policy; he played a leading role in the [2013 United States federal government shutdown](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_United_States_federal_government_shutdown), seeking to force Congress and President [Barack Obama](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama) to defund the [Affordable Care Act](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affordable_Care_Act). He was reelected in an unusually close Senate race in (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_Senate_election_in_Texas) against [Democratic](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)) candidate [Beto ORourke](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beto_O%27Rourke). In (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_United_States_presidential_election), Cruz ran for President of the United States, placing second behind [Donald Trump](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump) in the Republican primary. The competition for the Republican presidential nomination between Trump and Cruz was deeply acrimonious and characterized by a series of public personal attacks. While Cruz initially declined to endorse Trumps campaign once he won the nomination, he later became a staunch Trump supporter during the latters presidency. In January 2021, Cruz provoked a widespread political and popular backlash after filing [objections to the certification of Joe Bidens victory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_United_States_Electoral_College_vote_count) over Trump in the [2020 presidential election](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_presidential_election_in_the_united_states); he was criticized for giving credence to the [baseless conspiracy theory](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attempts_to_overturn_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election#Stop_the_Steal) that the election was stolen from Trump. After a violent mob of Trump supporters, motivated by the beliefs Cruz and others promoted, [stormed the United States Capitol](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_storming_of_the_United_States_Capitol), figures from across the political spectrum condemned him and argued that he bore responsibility for the riot and the five deaths it caused.[](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz#cite_note-theguardian-riot-1)
The funniest own on r/nba and r/collegebasketball ever is that Grayson Allen turned out to be a legitimately good pro.
I dont like Grayson but hes almost perfectly built to be a roleplayer on a contender. Almost perfect 3 and D kinda guy. Also really fundamentally sound kinda guy. Good FT Shooter, good 3 point shooter. Solid finisher at the rim. Will take the T for your b
As someone who wanted us to draft him, I fucking love it. I dont even like Duke, I just thought it was hilarious how everyone foamed at the mouth over him.
Look at Allen man, so inspirational
Good summary, very informative.
Ted Cruz putting in work since he got back from Mexico I see
That’s the zodiac killer to you
He never went, he just dropped his kids off
Oh, that explains why I didnt see Trae in todays game, he got dropped off in Mexico
Grayson Allen may look like the kind of guy to put his pants on one toe at a time, but he was a flamethrower this game insane
Lol, I have never heard of putting your pants on one toe at a time and I absolutely love the expression.
Downvoted for Cruz
Under Georgia law, that downvote counts as a vote for the Republican
These are some very salient points
I’m so confused...