Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, didn’t mince his words on Monday when describing the Democrats plans for the country and how he plans on protecting Americans from it – saying he is “leading the fight to stop every dumba** thing” the Democrat leaders are doing.
Asked during his appearance at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest here what he is doing to help Republicans get elected across the country ahead of the 2022 midterms, Cruz said: “There are really three things I’m focused on right now in the Senate. Number one is leading the fight stop every dumb— thing Biden and Pelosi and Schumer are doing.”
Cruz said he is “working with the hearts and minds of Americans” in an attempt to “try and find ways to get around the media and speak the truth” through his podcast and books.
“I have focused day and night on winning in 2022, retaking the House and retaking the Senate,” Cruz added, noting his efforts to interview fresh faces who are running as Republicans in states across America.
Cruz also told audience members that Republicans are “gonna win more seats” in Congress in 2022.
“This year, we’re gonna be bigger, we’re gonna be bolder, we’re gonna raise more money, we’re gonna recruit more candidates, and we’re gonna win more seats.”
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is also leading in the fight against Biden’s tyrannical vaccine mandate.
Cruz along with a group of eight GOP senators and 38 Republican House members filed an amicus brief in support of 26 Navy SEALs and other service members seeking religious exemptions the mandate.
The friend of the court letter in the case of U.S. Navy Seals v. Biden argued that both the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the First Amendment require the federal government to allow exemptions for the sincerely held religious beliefs of Armed Forces personnel.
“Religious freedom is fundamental to every American’s liberty,” Cruz tweeted on Monday.
“Plaintiffs’ religious liberty and the government’s asserted interest in protecting our service members from COVID-19 need not be in conflict, especially where, as here, the individuals seeking an exemption are willing to adopt non-vaccination measures to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID-19,” the brief said.
“They are only in conflict here because Defendants refuse to accommodate Plaintiffs’ religious objections even as they accommodate those who will not receive the vaccine for non-religious reasons. This violates RFRA by substantially burdening Plaintiffs’ religious beliefs without a compelling reason, and violates the First Amendment’s guarantee that government not discriminate against religion,” it added.
The letter also noted the military members seek the same freedom from encroachment “by the very government” they have sworn to protect.
“Our men and women in uniform have fought to protect the freedoms that every American, regardless of belief, enjoys. Now they ask this Court to protect their religious freedom from encroachment by the very government they have sworn to protect with their lives,” the amicus brief said.
The SEAL members’ – including members who are Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, or Protestant–“sincerely held religious beliefs forbid each of them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine for a variety of reasons based upon their Christian faith as revealed through the Holy Bible and prayerful discernment,” the lawsuit says.
“Plaintiffs believe that receiving a COVID-19 vaccine that was tested, developed, or produced using aborted fetal cell lines would force them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs by causing them to participate in the abortion enterprise, which they believe to be immoral and highly offensive to God,” it added.
Each branch of the military has fielded thousands of requests for religious exemptions since the announcement was made and military officials are struggling to work through the backlog.
While some requests have been denied, many of those are being appealed. No requests for a religious exemption to the shot has been approved.
Author: Benjamin Turner