Crime Cruz's daughter OK, family asks for privacy after police called to senator's home
Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shuts down Cruz questions on Biden family corruption allegations
Democratic Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairwoman Jeanne Shaheen shut down Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's questions about President Biden's role in the 2016 firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor.Cruz accused the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairwoman of "covering" for Biden after Shaheen prevented nominee George Kent from answering his questions during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's office said late Tuesday that his daughter is OK and asked for privacy for the family after Houston police and fire personnel were called to his home.
"This is a family matter and thankfully their daughter is okay," Cruz's representatives said in a statement toand other outlets.
"There were no serious injuries. The family requests the media respect their daughter's privacy at this time," Cruz's office said.
According to KTRK, the Houston Police Department said they received reports just before 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday of a 14-year-old with self-inflicted stab wounds on their arms in the neighborhood River Oaks, where the Republican lawmaker resides with his wife, Heidi, and their two daughters.
Authorities said the unidentified teen was taken to the hospital but could not say whether the 911 call involved a member of Cruz's family.
When KTRK arrived to the scene, police officers were outside Cruz's home.
Leaked documents indicate over 300 members of far-right paramilitary Oath Keepers may be current or former DHS employees, Project on Government Oversight reports .
The revelation comes weeks after the paramilitary group's founder, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of seditious conspiracy over the January 6 riot.Launched in 2009, the Oath Keepers from the start tried to recruit from the military and law enforcement with an ostensible goal of upholding the US Constitution and having its members refuse unlawful orders, per the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels it an "extremist" group. In practice, that has meant, as on January 6, rejecting the rule of law — court orders and democratic processes that thwart far-right policy goals — in favor of conspiracy theories and armed resistance.