(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) DENVER, Colo. — Ted Cruz's 76-year-old father Pastor Rafael Cruz is a force to be reckoned with on the campaign trail.
Rather than the Texas senator and Republican making a personal appearance at the 2016 Western Conservative Summit in Denver, this weekend, he sent along his Cuban-born father to campaign in his place. The elder Cruz commanded the stage with a booming presence, despite his short stature, and brought the crowd to loud cheers and constant applause.
"We are seeing today a president that operates by executive order, by fear, not much different than that bearded dictator I left in Cuba almost 60 years ago," Cruz said.
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