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Ad Attacks Cruz as ‘Weak’ on Defense
An ad from a conservative advocacy group attacks Sen. Ted Cruz as “weak” on defense, but makes several misleading claims to back up that assessment.
The ad claims “Cruz voted with Bernie Sanders against defense spending.” That’s misleading. Cruz and Sanders voted against a defense authorization bill for very different reasons. Moreover, the vote cited in the ad was on an authorization bill, not an appropriations bill.