That depends on who you ask. O'Rourke pushed back.
The debate, the first of three scheduled in the Senate midterms, was held on the campus of Southern Methodist University, and Mr. O'Rourke remained unflappable while taking on Mr.
"Talking about criminal justice reform, let's talk about where this problem started", he said at Prairie View A&M University in Texas.
"Thoughts and prayers, Senator Cruz, are just not going to cut it anymore". "I can only tell you that I was able to have a second chance in my life".
I also went to the cotton gin in Roscoe.
The debate was feisty from the opening question, which was about whether "Dreamers" - young people who were brought to the country illegally as children - should be given a path to citizenship.
"To rewrite our immigration laws in our own image and to ensure that we begin by freeing Dreamers from the fear of deportation by making them USA citizens, they can contribute to their full potential", O'Rourke said. The Democrat responded by saying he would work with anyone at anytime, including the president. "We can make our schools safer by having officers protect them".
Cruz said 'absolutely, ' but didn't elaborate while calling the allegations serious.
Democrats have long dreamed of flipping heavily Hispanic Texas, the country's largest red state, and transforming the national electoral map.
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, took a newly aggressive tack against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in their first debate Friday evening.
Cruz and O'Rourke faced off in their first debate ahead of November 6's congressional elections at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Friday, and Cruz's strategy swiftly became clear: Paint O'Rourke as too radical for this traditionally Republican state. Cruz said it's a slap in the face to veterans.
Nonetheless, O'Rourke has raised significantly out-raised Cruz. "No one wants to do any of that".
While Cruz and Trump were bitter rivals during the 2016 presidential race, the president and his family are working to help Cruz's campaign. A Quinnipiac poll showed the gap between the two as wider, with Cruz receiving 54 percent support among likely voters and O'Rourke receiving 45 percent support.
President Trump announced that he'll rally in Texas for his once bitter rival Cruz next month - previously unthinkable in a state where Republicans usually rack up landslide victories.
Sen. Ted Cruz slammed his opponent for the "extreme rhetoric" and defended the integrity of the vast majority of law enforcement officers. "No one here, including myself, has suggested anyone should be doing that", he said.
That ignored Cruz drawing the ire of many Texas conservatives for refusing to endorse Trump during the 2016 Republican National Convention.
O'Rourke in turn blasted Cruz for supporting massive deportations of illegal immigrants.
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The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and SWAT members are reportedly on hand to help clear the Fifth Third building. He added that the shooting "could have been much, much worse" if not for the immediate police response to end the threat.
Negotiations could still falter over the details, which include who will question the woman, Christine Blasey Ford . In an email to judiciary committee staff, Ford's lawyer Debra Katz called the deadline "aggressive and artificial".
If there's one thing that can bring the MMA world together, it's a much-anticipated boxing showdown with two of the sport's best. Gennady Golovkin suffered his first ever loss, in Las Vegas , when he was edged out on points by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez .
In a statement about her breakup with Miller, Grande said there were times when the "toxic relationship" took its toll. Ariana Grande is remembering Mac Miller . 'There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time'.
Is that the reaction of an innocent person? Gillibrand said Senate Republicans' ultimatum of a Monday hearing was "bullying". Ford supporters protest outside the office of Senator Chuck Grassley on Thursday, saying he's treating her unfairly.
Republicans want to stay on track - aiming for a confirmation vote before October 1, when the court begins its new term. Still, Conway and other Republicans are going out of their way to say they want Ford and Kavanaugh to be heard.
Eminem knows when he takes things "too far", which is why he's issuing a mea culpa to fellow rapper Tyler, the Creator . Eminem is, once again, addressing allegations of homophobia after he included anti-LGBTQ language on his latest album.
The latest round of imports will face 10 per cent tariffs through the end of the year, and then the rate will jump to 25 per cent. Trump also accused China of actively targeting the U.S. election on Tuesday, but offered no evidence to back up his allegation.
The death toll rose to at least 16 in North and SC , where roads were treacherous and even the most stately trees were falling. In this image from video, a resident holds a cat rescued by boat in floodwaters in Jacksonville, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
National Guard marched in and out of a room nearest the main entrance, their camouflage uniforms standing out in the drab room. She said 61 shelters had opened thus far, including 12 that are specially outfitted to help people with special medical needs.
The letter's contents leaked last week and Ford identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post published on Sunday. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a Judiciary Committee member who has clashed bitterly with Trump and is retiring from the Senate .
The service will cost $3.99/€3.99 for one month, $7.99/€7.99 for three months, and $19.99/€19.99 for a full year. You can make use of a seven-day free trial by signing up on the Nintendo eShop starting September 18.
In the comics, Captain Marvel , a character that debuted in 1968, really is Carol Danvers, who was once a pilot for the U.S. Gemma Chan, most recently seen in Crazy Rich Asians , will play Minn-Erva, a sniper and member of the Kree Starforce .
On Sony's front, Free-to-play games like Fortnite and Warframe are exempt from the PlayStation Plus requirement. There is also a family option for US$34.99, which gives yearly access for up to seven family members.
He added that auto was "almost certainly stolen", with a source close to the inquiry saying it had Luxembourg license plates. Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the vehicle into the glass doors of one of the airport terminals.
Two of those stars are reportedly Tom Hiddleston as Loki and Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff (or the Scarlet Witch ). Disney wants to beat Netflix at the streaming game, and they know just how to do it: by bringing MCU characters to TV.
One of the reasons they chose to move on was because he had reportedly broken the team's trust, a notion at which Gordon scoffed . This summer, Gordon missed a portion of Cleveland's training camp as part of his "overall health and treatment plan".
Guilfoil said six people in Andover were taken to hospitals by paramedics as a precaution because they had preexisting conditions. Massachusetts State Police said a total of 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odour had been reported .
Florence could have devastating impacts in Virginia, including storm surges, inland flooding, downed trees and power outages, Gov. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency , as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.
The Packers have until Friday to submit their list of players who are injured and will not be playing against the Vikings. "Haven't even thought about that", Rodgers said when asked if he had confidence in Kizer if the backup needed to start.
This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence, a place of relative calm for such storms. Winds this morning reached 130 miles per hour (200 km/h) and will likely strengthen before it arrives, officials said .
Its maximum sustained winds are expected to top 145 miles per hour before losing some steam near the coast. A similar situation occurred with former Hurricane Isaac as it approaches the Lesser Antilles islands.
Hurricane Florence is poised to hit part of the East Coast this week, and the impact could be devastating. In Guam, Typhoon Mangkhut - a Category 4 storm - narrowly missed dealing a direct blow to the island .
The US Open Men's singles final will be shown LIVE on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD at around 1.30 am IST. The effort took its toll on a suddenly weary-looking Del Potro as a 95-minute set was claimed by Djokovic in the tiebreak.
Tiger was bogey-free through nine, sinking four birdies and eagling the par-5 16th, his seventh hole of the day. Tiger Woods is doing that thing he does where he gets everyone all riled up early in a tournament.