- The Washington Times - Friday, September 13, 2019

Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t about to let PolitiFact forget an old “false” ruling in the wake of Beto O’Rourke’s gun control comments Thursday evening.

The Texas Republican reminded the nonprofit group that it rated his claim that Mr. O’Rourke wanted to “take” guns as “false” in March 2018.

“We saw no language authorizing or directing officials to take existing guns,” Politifact wrote at the time.

The Democrat, then vying for the Senate seat held by Mr. Cruz, told the nonprofit that his “intent is for AR-15s not to be sold to the public.”

That changed during this week’s Democratic primary debate hosted by ABC and Univision.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,” he said when asked about his endgame regarding gun control laws. “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.”

“Just a reminder, when I said it, PolitiFact (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC) rated ‘Beto wants to take our guns’ as FALSE,” Mr. Cruz tweeted Friday. “Maybe they should buy one of his new t-shirts.”

The Democrat’s campaign is selling “HELL YES WE’RE GOING TO TAKE YOUR AR-15” for $30 in multiple styles for men and women.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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