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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the grown-up Eddie Munster, thinks that challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke was wrong to rush to judgment when he criticized the shooting of Botham Jean, the 26-year-old black man who was shot dead in his own home by a Dallas police officer.

“It’s possible what happened was a horrifying and horrific misunderstanding, or it may be something else,” Cruz told Fox 26 Houston in an interview Sunday. “And that’s why we have a legal justice system, to actually learn what the facts are and learn what happened. I wish Beto O’Rourke and Democrats weren’t so quick to always blame the police officer, always attack the police officer.”

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Amber Guyger, a white Dallas police officer, walked into Jean’s apartment and shot him dead. Guyger claimed that she somehow confused Jean’s apartment, which reportedly had a red rug out front, with her own apartment, which was one floor below. She also allegedly believed that the man inside the apartment was an intruder.

According to Fox 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth, during a rally O’Rourke, like many of us who laughed at the seven people who burned their Nikes after learning that Colin Kaepernick and his glorious afro found this story of mixed-up apartments hard to believe, noted that Guyger needed to be fired.

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“I don’t understand, given the actions, how anyone can come to any other conclusion,” O’Rourke said.

Cruz, on the other hand, thinks that there could be a good explanation as to what happened and that O’Rourke shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

“She may have been in the wrong. She’s facing legal proceedings and if a jury of her peers concludes that she behaved wrongly, then she’ll face the consequences,” he said, referring to Guyger. “But I don’t think we should jump to conclusions. It may have been just a horrific understanding with horrifying consequences.”

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Also it should be pointed out that Cruz is an idiot who once criticized O’Rourke for using the name Beto, when Cruz’s real name is Rafael.

But Ted Cruz has a history of siding with law enforcement and accepting the results of legal proceedings.

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Except when it came to Hillary Clinton’s emails, Benghazi, his own campaign donations and the IRS investigating claims against conservatives.