As folks stand up to rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey, it’s important that we recognize them. Ted Cruz visited the US Coast Guard yesterday in that spirit.


On Thursday, August 31, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. There, Sen. Cruz met with Captain Kevin Oditt, commander of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, and joined a helicopter crew in flight where he surveyed the impact of the storm on the Houston-Galveston region.

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) visited with members of the U.S. Coast Guard at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. There, Sen. Cruz met with Captain Kevin Oditt, commander of Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston, and joined a helicopter crew in flight where he surveyed the impact of the storm on the Houston-Galveston region.

Ted Cruz went to the US Coast Guard Emergency Operations Center at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, outside Houston. Touring the facility, and talking with the men and women at work to save lives, he said this:

It is an honor to stand among these incredible heroes. The selfless service and sacrifice of the U.S. Coast Guardsmen in the midst of this crisis, has saved countless lives. Hurricane Harvey, a category four hurricane, was a 500 year storm. It has devastated entire communities along the Texas Gulf Coast. From Port Aransas, to Rockport, to Corpus Christi and Victoria, we’ve seen tremendous wind and tidal surge damage. In Houston up through Beaumont, we’ve seen unprecedented and life-threatening flooding. Through it all we have seen over 7,000 high water rescues. Yet even in the face of disaster, Texans are coming together. Every day, every hour, every minute, we see incredible acts of heroism. Texas will come back stronger than ever in large part due to the help of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Socialist ghouls in the media are trying to use death and destruction to promote their agendas, but Ted Cruz here has a message of hope and rebuilding. And heroes like these of the Coast Guard help bring that hope.