Senator Ted Cruz expressed elation over last week’s endorsement for his Presidential candidacy by extremist Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. Cruz described Newman as the “driving force” behind the videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress against Planned Parenthood. Newman is both an officer of and on the board of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The videos, which were recorded surreptitiously and were deceptively edited, alleged falsely that Planned Parenthood sells fetal tissue. These sham videos have been repeatedly debunked and several state investigations have shown no wrong doing on the part of Planned Parenthood.

“There are many candidates who are strongly pro-life. But when I look at the field of contenders, one man stands out as exceptional… That man is Ted Cruz,” said Newman in a statement on last Friday. “I’m enthusiastically endorsing Ted Cruz for President because I know he will consistently and meaningfully fight for the unborn….”

Newman is a co-author of a book entitled “Their Blood Cries Out” that asserts “In addition to our personal guilt in abortion, the United States government has abrogated its responsibility to properly deal with the blood-guilty. This responsibility rightly involves executing convicted murderers, including abortionists, for their crimes in order to expunge bloodguilt from the land and people.”

Media Resources: Ted Cruz Statement Ted Cruz Press Release 11/20/15, Operation Rescue Press Release

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