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OCT 29, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz Defends Stand Your Ground, Says Lawmakers Want To 'Exploit' Trayvon Martin's Death

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz accused lawmakers Tuesday of exploiting the shooting death of Trayvon Martin to advance their own political agenda at a Senate hearing on stand your ground laws. The Texas Republican questioned the purpose of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing -- its first on stand your ground laws since George Zimmerman was acquitted in July in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. "Unfortunately, there are many in Washington who seem more driven by advancing a political agenda than actually putting in place common-sense steps toward prosecuting ... Read More

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