As his op-ed progressed, Mr Cruz dug his hole deeper. While promising not to accept corporate money – from now on – he quantified exactly how much he’d accepted in the past.
“In my nine years in the Senate, I’ve received $2.6 million in contributions from corporate political-action committees,” he wrote. “Starting today, I no longer accept money from any corporate PAC. I urge my GOP colleagues at all levels to do the same.”
In the next paragraph, he listed a few things he and his colleagues had “allowed” corporations to do at the United States’ expense.
“We’ve allowed them to ship jobs overseas, attack gun rights, and destroy our energy companies,” he wrote.
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Today: A legislative intern who accused an Idaho lawmaker of rape said she was harassed by right-wing lawmakers and activists
After the intern, who was referred to as Jane Doe, reported the incident, GOP state Rep. Priscilla Giddings identified the intern by name and used a photo of her in a newsletter, describing the sexual allegations as a "liberal smear job," the AP reported.
"The secretaries let me know that Giddings had done that and they were showing me the article, and my life is crashing before my eyes," the intern told the AP.
GOP state Rep. Heather Scott filed a request to obtain a copy of the police report of the incident.
"Members of a far-right, anti-government activist group tried to follow and harass the young woman after she was called to testify in a legislative public ethics hearing," according to the AP report.
Earlier: Idaho Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger resigns after intern accusing him of rape testifies before ethics panel
An Idaho state lawmaker accused of rape by a 19-year-old legislative intern has resigned after an ethics committee found he should be formally censured. The investigation into Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger began in March after a young staffer reported he raped her in his apartment after the two had dinner at a Boise restaurant.
Von Ehlinger has denied all wrongdoing and maintains he had consensual sexual contact with the young woman. He resigned Thursday after an ethics committee unanimously agreed that he engaged in "behavior unbecoming" and recommended that he be suspended without pay for the rest of the legislative session.