Sen. Ted Cruz apologizes to US Filipino Veterans for remark during filibuster…

Ted Cruz explains he was trying to thank the people that had been with him in the Senate during his filibuster when he analogized their having been through a ‘Bataan Death March,’ meaning his filibuster. Below he is apologizing for that remark to the Filipino Veterans who actually had to endure the ‘Bataan Death March’:

US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), of the Senate Armed Services Committee, apologized to US Filipino WWII veterans and their supporters for his “offensive” comment comparing his 21-hour filibuster to the “Bataan Death March.” Mr. Celestino Almeda, 96, spokesman, and Maj. Jesse Baltazar, 93, a Bataan defender & POW, presented their written demand of the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans for his public apology and to support their bills in the Senate. Retired military chaplain Georgette Beltran, Angelyn Tugado-Marzan, daughter of a vet, and Eric Lachica, coalition executive director, assisted at their meeting in the senator’s Washington DC office, Sept. 30, 2013.

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