To the Editor,

Ted Cruz recently stated The Democratic Party “favors the 1 percent” while The Republican Party is “helping the hardworking middle class, who is hurting.”

I felt like I walked into a parallel universe.

During his short time in the Senate, Mr. Cruz managed to shut the government down. He cost The U.S. millions of dollars, and caused hundreds of Texans to lose their jobs.

Senator Ted Cruz has voted against the following bills:

S. 2223 The Minimum Wage Fairness Act

HR 4302 Protecting Medicare Access Act

HR 152 Disaster Relief Appropriations 2013

S. 47 The Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

HR 5021 The Highway and Transportation Funding Act

S. 2569 Bring Jobs Home Act

S. 1982 The Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act

Let’s see ... he voted against the poor, the elderly, those affected by ! natural disasters, women, the LBGT community, motorists, workers and veterans.

This does not include the 67 times he’s voted to defund Obamacare ... which benefits those who are NOT the 1 percent .

To be honest, I have yet to see anyone who senator Cruz supports ... except, of course, himself.

Elizabeth Dawson,

Arlington, Texas