It seems that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., has a brand new challenger on the basketball court docket: 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
It started on Wednesday after footage of Yang capturing hoops forward of Thursday’s Democratic debate went viral and a Fox Information producer steered a match between the entrepreneur and the GOP lawmaker.
Cruz was fast to dismiss the thought.
“Sorry. You gotta ballot 5% or extra to play on my court docket,” Cruz reacted.
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Yang, nonetheless, responded by sharing the outcomes of a latest Hill/Harris X ballot that reveals him polling at 5 %.
“Ted I might be delighted to beat you in basketball,” the presidential hopeful shot again.
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Cruz accepted the problem late Wednesday evening and set some floor guidelines.
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“Deliver it,” Cruz advised Yang. “Four on 4, you plus three of your paid staffers vs me and three of my paid staffers (no exterior ringers). Say, this Friday afternoon in Houston? The loser offers $5k to the (non-political) charity of the winner’s selection? Sport?”
This is not the primary time Cruz was challenged to a recreation of basketball by somebody from throughout the aisle. In 2018, the Texas senator confronted off in opposition to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and beat him 11-9.