The story began online in 2013 that Canadian immigrant and current Texas Senator, Republican Ted Cruz, is the Zodiac Killer. Cruz—born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1970—could not have committed these murders which began in California before his birth and ended before his emigration from Canada to the United States. The story picked up steam when Cruz began his run for President in 2015.
this is a bold tweet, given that your candidate committed multiple murders in San Francisco in the 1970s
— good tweets doer (@amcnal) August 29, 2018
Hmmm…hot AF guitar playing Beto vs. zodiac killer with a mom porn fetish? Tough choice. Thanks Texas GOP! 🤗 #BetoForSenate
— Shannon (@shannon_writing) August 29, 2018
There’s always the chance that Senator Ted Cruz will only debate via a series of coded messages sent to a newspaper. pic.twitter.com/GOvPDX0AYY
— Kim Jawn PHL (@FanSince09) August 29, 2018
While others cited other issues with Cruz’s public image or the Texas GOP post.
So get your candidate Ted Cruz to agree to a debate and let’s see who shows up.
Because Cruz is running scared – won’t even set a date?
You all are idiots to even try this smear when you won’t hold a debate in the first place.
If I were TX GOP I’d be furious w/your incompetence.
— LJ Breedlove (@LJBreedlove) August 29, 2018
Way to show you’re scared of Beto. Posting childish memes because you can’t come up with anything factual against him. Pathetic.
— Kahil 🏳️🌈 (@Kahil) August 29, 2018
Honest Texans will take @BetoORourke gladly over @tedcruz who sold out the nation by way of $$$ funneled by Russia through the @NRA . Texans from both sides are patriots and won’t support a traitor like Ted. @HoustonChron @TexasTribune
— paul (@muleman654) August 29, 2018
A 20 year old arrest that he is absolutely forthcoming about is the best you got? Why don’t you explain this pic? To me, it looks like a carpet bagging coward shilling for the guy that called his wife ugly, and his dad a murderer. pic.twitter.com/UrLjwK9NL2
— Nic (@SenorJunior211) August 29, 2018
Using these tactics just goes to show you have nothing on Beto that discredits him for this candidacy. Also reeks of fear in Texas GOP and you should be.
— CdV (@1cdvrn) August 29, 2018
Who let the intern have the twitter login? 😂😭💀
— woke TJ (@wokeTJ) August 29, 2018
It’s sad that Ted’s campaign is so weak that you have to resort to smear tactics. I know you think you’re being clever, but this is just passive aggressive and reeks of desperation.
— Mary (@maryfairyface) August 29, 2018
Wow. Bad politics. Negative campaigning. And why? Because the Texas GOP and @GOP ideals, standards, and platform are broken. Corruption at every turn. I look forward to casting my vote for @BetoORourke and making Texas a much better state than what your party has left it.
— Shan (@ShandaT612) August 29, 2018
When asked about his mugshot at a San Antonio town hall meeting, O’Rourke stated:
“More than 20 years ago, I was arrested—not once, but twice. So you should know that and we should all own that, if asked.”
The Democratic candidate specified he attempted to hop a fence in 1995 and later for a “far more serious mistake—I drove under the influence of alcohol. There’s no justifying that.”