It is doubtful that Ted Cruz supporters know these things about him. It’s up to them to reconcile this information to continue supporting him.
Credit Suisse Group gave Cruz $33,442. CSG is under federal and international investigation as the money launderers for the crooks who ran FIFA, the international soccer association.
Cruz has taken cash from both sides of the amnesty issue. He has received $705, 657 from the pro-amnesty Club For Growth as well as financial and volunteer support from Wallbuilders, an anti- amnesty Evangelical group whose founder, David Barton, has written a book on Thomas Jefferson that is frankly ridiculous and justifiably mocked by Jeffersonian scholars.
Goldman Sachs gave Cruz $69,350. The pro-amnesty Goldman Sachs is under an FBI investigation that started in June. It has a long history of dirty dealings and being a Democrat ATM. Is this money a “pay-it-forward” bribe to Cruz to save Goldman Sachs by having a “President Cruz” call the FBI off the trail of his wife’s employer?
By the way, Goldman Sachs gave a fat envelope to Mitch McConnell – aren’t Cruz and McConnell on opposite sides of everything? It seems not.
Morgan Lewis gave Cruz $67,550. It’s an Illinois law firm being sued for allegedly helping a client cover up illegal tax shelters. The media would keep asking Cruz if he would help them out of this mess once elected president.
If it becomes apparent that Cruz would be the Republican presidential nominee, the media would jump on these things and paint Cruz as a fringe person not representative of the “American mainstream,” and willing to overlook his donor’s criminal activities to keep the cash flowing.
It makes no difference what his supporters think. Cruz will have to defend Credit Suisse Group, Goldman Sachs, David Barton and the rest of this seedy bunch or lose their very big financial and volunteer support.
When called upon – and he will be — to explain taking, say, Credit Suisse Group’s cash, how will Cruz talk his way out of it?
How will Cruz “walk through the rain drops” and reconcile his support from the anti-amnesty Wallbuilders and those of his other open borders/pro-amnesty big money backers like these?
Sullivan & Cromwell gave Cruz $58,900. S&C is a Wall Street trial lawyer firm that specializes in defending the “Wolf of Wall Street” types. So is Cruz for them or us when it comes time to cracking down on S&C’s clients?
As we have seen lately, when a candidate is explaining himself, he is not making progress and usually falls in the polls.It remains to be seen whether Cruz’s supporters can overlook these contradictions in his campaign.