Video: Tea Party Texas Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Says 'I Have Never Once Seen an Hispanic Panhandler'

| by Michael Allen

Republican and Tea Party Texas senatorial candidate Ted Cruz said on Fox News, on Sunday, that President Barack Obama’s policies are hurting the Latino community (video below).

Cruz said: “I’ll tell you, in my life, I have never once seen an Hispanic panhandler. In our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging.”

“Hispanic unemployment is higher than the national average. And when the federal government is killing small businesses and killing jobs it is hurting the future of the Hispanic community and we need to carry that message.”

Cruz defeated Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst last week and is favored to win in November.