According to a report, since his initial election to the Senate over a decade ago, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been a regular fixture on talk radio, Fox News, and throughout the conservative media ecosystem. But recently, Cruz has been able to raise his visibility with the help of a media creation of his own.
Since its debut during former President Trump’s first impeachment trial, the Republican lawmaker’s podcast has risen in popularity to the point that new episodes are released three times a month. Cruz’s “Verdict” has helped him gain a monthly listenership of millions during the last three years.
Podcast monitoring website PodBay now has it ranked in the top 25 of all “news” podcasts and the top in the “politics” category. Cruz claims that over one million individuals have downloaded and listened to “Verdict” this month alone.
The Republican claims that the popularity of his program, which involves in-depth discussions of constitutional law, is due to the failure of the liberal media to cover issues of importance to conservatives.
According to the Federalist Society, Senator Ted Cruz, a staunch advocate of less government and more economic development, speaks for Texas’s 28 million constituents in Washington. He has written 39 bills that have been passed and become law.
Recent successes include allowing parents to use 529 plans for K-12 private, public, and religious education; reauthorizing and reforming NASA; leading the effort to repeal Obamacare’s individual mandate; identifying North Korea to be a state sponsor of terrorism; expanding access to records to aid in the resolution of civil rights cold cases; sanctioning terrorists that use civilians as human shields; and providing assistance to thousands of Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Senator Cruz is a former Texas solicitor general and legal clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He attended Princeton University and Harvard Legal School. He has been before the Supreme Court on nine occasions to argue matters.
The voters of Texas re-elected him to the Senate in 2018.