Slick, Might be the smartest guy in the Republican list but that's not saying much.
Sen Cruz's statements are in Blue here. Fact-Checkers statements are in black...
"Here’s the simple and undeniable fact: The overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats."
False. The statement cherry-picks one partisan academic study.
"Under Barack Obama and the big government economy, the median wage for women has dropped $733."
The wages for women actually rose.
False, the percentage of Democrats relative to Republicans is higher than in 2008 and 2012.
False, there will be 150 international inspectors.
False, inspections will make it harder for Iran to produce nuclear weapons. Iran can't hide residual radioactivity.
Says states not directly involved in the gay marriage lawsuits that reached the Supreme Court "are not bound" by the court’s ruling.
Supreme Court rulings are binding on all States.
"Every year we spend roughly $500 billion on tax compliance. That is roughly the budget of our entire military, entirely wasted on tax compliance."
No evidence for this claim.
14 of 44 have been neither. For a serious US politician not to know such a basic fact suggests a lack of knowledge or deliberate lying.
Says Ted Cruz said, "There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our Constitution makes that clear."
The Constitution disagrees. There is no religious test in the Constitution, nor is there anything about sexual preferences.
Small businesses routinely fail. But they are not failing in record numbers.
In the 2014 elections, "the American people overwhelmingly said we don't want Obamacare … and we don't want amnesty."
The election results and exit polling results said otherwise.
"Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist (for surgeon general)."
The nominee had an MD from Yale.
No evidence found.
"Virtually every person across this country has seen premiums going up and up and up" due to Obamacare.
"Most" people have not.
2 Democratic votes out of 190 isn't "bi-partisan".
Says the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Says "the jurisdictions with the strictest gun control laws, almost without exception … have the highest crime rates and the highest murder rates."
Statistics find the statement false.
9% isn't double.