Documents: Ted Cruz Ticketed For Alcohol Possession As A Minor In 1987

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 13: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters in the Capitol, November 13, 2014. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) received a ticket for being a minor in possession of alcohol in 1987, when he was a senior in high school, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday night.

The revelation was discovered in an application, obtained by BuzzFeed, which Cruz completed for the position of Texas solicitor general back in 2003.

According to the report, police found an unopened case of beer in Cruz’s vehicle and issued him a ticket for the offense.

“Teenagers often make foolish mistakes, and that certainly applied to me as well,” Cruz told BuzzFeed News in a statement.

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  1. Oh BFD. The man is a raging asshole and a danger to the Republic, but FFS, who gives a crap? There but for the grace of God (who once sent underage me a huge slice of luck and a really convincing lie I told the cop) go I.

  2. He should be frog marched out of the Senate for this heinous crime. This is even worse than when Obama tried Cocaine!

  3. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Nobody cares what Cruz was charged with as a teenager. This is entirely irrelevant to anything and says more about the nature of opposition research than any thing else.

  4. Indeed. I’m more concerned about Boehner’s drunkeness than what a dumbass teenager did.

  5. Wow…its the first normal thing I have heard attributed to the guy. Why in the hell did he not open it? Must have been Budweiser or some such swill.

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