Texas Sen. Ted Cruz emotionally pleaded with his fellow Americans to stand up as voters and take charge of their country during a rally in Georgia on Saturday.
With next week’s Super Tuesday primary elections looming on the horizon, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that “we risk losing the greatest country in the history of the world” as he sought to distance himself from his top two GOP rivals, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and businessman Donald Trump.
“We’ve got four days. I am calling on you — with all of your energy, with all of your passion over the next four days — to pick up the phone and call your friends, your neighbors, your family, your coworkers, anyone and everyone you know and say, ‘This election matters. Come out and vote on Tuesday,’” Cruz said. “Say, ‘This is my future, this is my kids, this is my grandkids, this is my country, damn it! My country! Stand up and fight for it together.”
Cruz’s comments come in the days leading up to Super Tuesday, during which the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will vote for a Republican 2016 presidential nominee. During his Saturday rally in Georgia, Cruz also took the opportunity jab at frontrunner Trump.
“Pick a side. In the Civil War, you couldn’t fight for the North and the South at the same time,” Cruz said, joining Rubio in criticizing the businessman for allegedly flip-flopping on his brash anti-illegal immigration rhetoric by hiring Polish employees instead of Americans to work at his U.S. properties, according to CNN.
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