At that debate, O'Rourke - who is trailing in polls despite shattering fundraising records for a Senate campaign, with a $38 million haul in 2018's third quarter - mimicked Trump's 2016 presidential campaign attacks on Cruz as "Lyin' Ted". "So that's what we're focused on", O'Rourke said.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, said Thursday he has not changed his mind about impeaching President Donald Trump - but Congress should await the finish of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.
Supporters of Sen. Cruz have claimed that though O'Rourke possesses plenty of smooth rhetoric, he lacks in substance and qualifications.
"Umm, I'm not aware of any specific accomplishments", one student said, while another admitted, "I honestly couldn't point to anything".
Another one naturally couldn't resist the temptation to compare the snobbish remarks to over 500,000 Americans "living and dying on the streets", while Ms Cruz's better half "strips health care and Social Security from everyone".
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Donald Trump first gave Cruz that moniker during the contentious 2016 Republican primaries.
Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesRepublican Sen. "[And when in] broad daylight, on Twitter, he asked his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to end the Russian Federation investigation, I would say that's obstruction in action". "I decided that I can either spend the debate responding to every single dishonest thing that [Cruz] said, or I could make sure that everyone understood exactly what he's doing".
O'Rourke also denied Cruz's assertion that his use of the nickname was planned ahead of time, as suggested by pollsters. Even O'Rourke conceded to moderator Dana Bash, "I know that this not politically easy or convenient to talk about".
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O'Rourke made the comment Thursday night during a CNN town hall from the U.S. -Mexico border city of McAllen.