Ted Cruz slammed fact-checking website PolitiFact for previously claiming that Beto O’Rourke’s plan to “take our guns” was false following Beto’s assertion last night that, “Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15!”
Back in March, PolitiFact “fact-checked” a lyric in a Ted Cruz primary campaign song which proclaimed Beto “wants to take our guns.”
PolitiFact reported that Beto had “not called…for government agents to take guns from law-abiding residents.”
“O’Rourke told us by phone: “My intent is for AR-15s not to be sold to the public.” A word: The AR-15 is a derivative of a semi-automatic rifle first developed by gunmaker ArmaLite in the 1950s. The AR refers to ArmaLite rifle, and does not stand for “assault rifle.” As of 2016, there were between 6 million and 10 million of these semi-automatic rifles in U.S. circulation. The NRA refers to this style of weapon as a “modern sporting rifle.”]
However, during last night’s Democratic debate Beto said it boldly.
Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15. If it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on the battlefield, we’re going to buy it back. pic.twitter.com/cCEWkG6y0X
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 13, 2019
“Hell yeah, we’re going to take your AR-15!” Beto proclaimed.
“Just a reminder, when I said it, PolitiFact (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) rated “Beto wants to take our guns” as FALSE. Maybe they should buy one of his new t-shirts,” tweeted Cruz.
Just a reminder, when I said it, PolitiFact (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) rated “Beto wants to take our guns” as FALSE. Maybe they should buy one of his new t-shirts…. https://t.co/GqDbk4q272 https://t.co/EnnyDXL3xk
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 13, 2019
Politifact has been known to make false allegations in the past and apparently still do it today. We tip our hats to Sen. Ted Cruz for pointing this out.