Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Ted Cruz Ted Cruz stated on August 28, 2018 in an online video ad: Says Beto O’Rourke "voted against" Hurricane Harvey "tax relief." Ted Cruz stated on August 3, 2018 in a video ad made public by the Texas Tribune: Says Beto O’Rourke is "open to abolishing ICE." Ted Cruz stated on November 6, 2017 in an interview with Shannon Bream of Fox News: "In 2010, 48,000 felons and fugitives lied and illegally tried to purchase guns. They [The Obama administration] prosecuted only 44 of them." Ted Cruz stated on November 27, 2016 in an interview on ABC's This Week: "In 2015 roughly 10,000 political arrests occurred in Cuba. That is five times as many as occurred in 2010, when there were only about 2,000." Ted Cruz stated on April 30, 2016 in a speech at the California Republican Party Convention: "Here in California, Donald Trump has given $12,000 to Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris." Ted Cruz stated on April 3, 2016 in ad paid for by campaign for Ted Cruz: Says a company that got tax breaks from the state later "laid off 100 Ohioans, even as its CEO cut a half-million-dollar check to Kasich’s super PAC." Ted Cruz stated on March 10, 2016 in the Republican debate in Miami: "I opposed TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) and have always opposed TPP." Ted Cruz stated on February 18, 2016 in a campaign ad: Says Donald Trump "wants to keep big government in charge" of federally-owned land. Ted Cruz stated on February 21, 2016 in an interview on "Meet the Press": "About 70 percent of Republicans nationwide ... don't think Donald Trump is the right guy" to take on Hillary Clinton in November. Ted Cruz stated on January 14, 2016 in the Fox Business Network debate: "We have the lowest percentage of Americans working today of any year since 1977." Ted Cruz stated on December 17, 2015 in a radio interview.: Forty percent of illegal immigrants are "people coming legally on visas and overstaying their visas." Ted Cruz stated on October 26, 2015 in a Houston press conference: My campaign "finished the last quarter reporting the most cash on hand of any Republican in the field … $13.8 million in the bank, $3.5 million more than the Jeb Bush campaign." Ted Cruz stated on September 16, 2015 in comments during the CNN debate: "A majority of the men and women on this stage have previously and publicly embraced amnesty. I am the only candidate on this stage who has never supported amnesty." Ted Cruz stated on August 21, 2015 in speaking to reporters in Iowa: "It has been the law since the beginning of the country that the children of American citizens born ... abroad are American citizens by birth." Ted Cruz stated on August 6, 2015 in in comments at a GOP debate in Cleveland: "A majority of the candidates on this stage have supported amnesty ... I have never supported amnesty." Ted Cruz stated on February 8, 2015 in comments on CNN's "State of the Union": "The Obama administration is refusing to directly arm the Kurds." Ted Cruz stated on January 20, 2015 in an interview with Fox News: "Today the top 1 percent earn a higher share of our national income than any year since 1928." Ted Cruz stated on January 26, 2014 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": Under President Barack Obama, "We’ve got the lowest labor force participation in over three decades, since 1978." Ted Cruz stated on January 10, 2014 in a speech at a Texas Public Policy Foundation forum: Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury." Ted Cruz stated on July 23, 2012 in a Republican U.S. Senate debate in Houston: Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants. Ted Cruz stated on October 5, 2011 in a widely distributed email memo.: Says David Dewhurst accused Cruz of being a Red Chinese Communist. Ted Cruz stated on September 21, 2011 in a campaign video.: Says David Dewhurst skipped nine candidate forums after announcing his U.S. Senate candidacy.