GOP Senators take stand against Trump’s St. John’s Church visit and Bible stunt



You know the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

In this case, “A video is worth a million words.”

Watch this video of MSNBC’s Casey Hunt attempting to get comments from Republican senators regarding Trump’s “photo-op” at St. John’s Church in Washington DC on Monday (the link is right below the picture):

I will concede that in some cases words are pretty powerful as well. While most of the senators just walked past Ms. Hunt without any reaction, a few did respond with some tepid answers like, “I didn’t see it,” or “I’m late for lunch.”

But the most revealing and insightful comment came from the junior senator from Texas, self-proclaimed Constitutional scholar and former, humiliated, 2016 GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, who said,

“By the protesters, yes. By the violence, yes.”

Yes, those eight little words show, more than any video or picture, Cruz’s deep regard for, and support of, all things Donald Trump. Those eight little words coming from Ted Cruz, the same Ted Cruz who was vilified by Donald Trump in 2016; the same Ted Cruz whose father was linked to a crazy, debunked Lee Harvey Oswald conspiracy theory by Trump; the same Ted Cruz whose wife was consistently and grossly insulted by Donald Trump; that Ted Cruz.

I guess in the case of Ted Cruz, identifying him as “junior” really does mean something.

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

2 thoughts on “GOP Senators take stand against Trump’s St. John’s Church visit and Bible stunt

  1. Not, not, not. The senator on NPR wiggled and wiggled in response to questions about this idiotic and disgusting photo op. We are lost if he isn’t kicked out and lots of those senators with him.



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