Latest Fact-checksTed Cruz Occupy Democrats stated on March 12, 2020 in a Facebook post: Says Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz took two weeks paid sick leave to self-quarantine. Gaetz “voted in 2013 to make it illegal for any city in Florida to enact paid sick leave,” and Cruz “voted in 2015 in the U.S. Senate against paid sick leave.” Beto O'Rourke stated on October 16, 2018 in a debate televised from San Antonio: Says "only one other senator from either party over the last 25 years" has "a worse record on bipartisanship" than Ted Cruz. Donald Trump stated on June 22, 2016 in a campaign rally in Cleveland: Says Ted Cruz "never denied" his father was photographed with Lee Harvey Oswald. Donald Trump stated on May 3, 2016 in an interview on Fox News: Says Ted Cruz’s father "was with Lee Harvey Oswald" before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Great America PAC stated on March 31, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Ted Cruz "wanted to let in more Syrian refugees and give amnesty to illegal immigrants." Donald Trump stated on April 20, 2016 in a tweet: "Ted Cruz is mathematically out of winning the race." New Day for America stated on March 31, 2016 in a television ad.: "Many just call him 'Lyin' Ted.' ... His TV ad about John Kasich? Lie! Stations had to pull it off the air." Donald Trump stated on March 29, 2016 in an interview on CNN: Says Ted Cruz distributed the ad showing a nude Melania Trump on a rug. Romney allies stated on March 18, 2016 in The New York Times: Mitt Romney did not "endorse" Ted Cruz, even though he said he is voting for Cruz and urged others to do likewise. Marco Rubio stated on February 2, 2016 in an interview in Bow, N.H.: "Ted Cruz defended a Chinese company that stole an invention from an American inventor." Marco Rubio stated on January 14, 2016 in Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C.: Under Ted Cruz’s tax plan, "businesses will now have to pay 16 percent on the money they make. They will also have to pay 16 percent on the money they pay their employees." Marco Rubio stated on January 14, 2016 in a Republican presidential debate in North Charleston, S.C.: Says Sen. Ted Cruz used to be "in favor of birthright citizenship" but is now against it. Donald Trump stated on January 5, 2016 in an interview with The Washington Post: Canadian-born Ted Cruz "has had a double passport." Marco Rubio stated on December 13, 2015 in an interview on Meet the Press: The only budget Ted Cruz "ever voted for in his time in the Senate is a budget that cut defense spending by more than Barack Obama proposes we cut it." Marco Rubio stated on December 15, 2015 in the CNN debate in Las Vegas: Says Ted Cruz supports "legalizing people who are in this country illegally." Hillary Clinton stated on December 1, 2015 in a post on her campaign website: "Ted Cruz tried to ban contraception" five times. Marco Rubio stated on November 12, 2015 in remarks to reporters in South Carolina: Says Ted Cruz "is a supporter of legalizing people that are in this country illegally" and "proposed giving them work permits." Facebook posts stated on May 22, 2015 in a meme on a Facebook page: Says Ted Cruz said: "While there may have been an age difference, Josh Duggar’s transgressions are far less an affront to God than what gays do to each other." Facebook posts stated on March 25, 2015 in an online meme: Says Ted Cruz said, "There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our Constitution makes that clear." Facebook posts stated on March 26, 2015 in an online meme: Says Ted Cruz just flip-flopped about the president needing to be U.S.-born. Occupy Democrats stated on July 11, 2014 in a Facebook photo post: Says Ted Cruz "was just bribed by the Kochs to introduce a bill that would give them and their allies America’s national forests, parks, and other public lands and open them for mining, drilling, fracking and logging." James Moore stated on March 20, 2014 in a tweet: "Ted Cruz has been to Iowa four times. Rio Grande Valley of Texas -- just once." Veronica Escobar stated on May 22, 2013 in a telephone conference call with reporters.: Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation." Paul Sadler stated on October 2, 2012 in the U.S. Senate candidate debate at WFAA-TV in Dallas.: "I never supported" a state income tax for Texas. Paul Sadler stated on September 26, 2012 in a press release.: Says Ted Cruz "has pledged to eliminate" the U.S. Department of Education, which would end federal aid to college students. Paul Sadler stated on July 31, 2012 in a runoff night statement.: Ted Cruz is "unknown to the vast majority of Texans." David Dewhurst stated on June 4, 2012 in a radio interview.: "Most of Ted Cruz’s money comes from Washington, from outside the state of Texas." David Dewhurst stated on May 24, 2012 in a radio ad.: Ted Cruz "helps run two national organizations that have been leading the push to give amnesty to illegal immigrants." David Dewhurst stated on April 17, 2012 in a TV ad.: Says Ted Cruz represents a Chinese company found guilty of stealing blueprints from an American manufacturer. Tom Leppert stated on April 13, 2012 in a Republican US Senate debate at WFAA-TV, Channel 8, in Dallas.: Says opponent Ted Cruz has not led businesses.