Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was supposed to have a debate tonight with Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke, but it was postponed after it looked like Sen. Cruz would have to stay in D.C. for a vote on SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. A few hours later, however, when it became clear that Sen. Cruz wasn’t needed in D.C. this weekend, he tried to reschedule it but Rep. O’Rourke said he couldn’t because he had already booked another event.

And now we know why: A Facebook Live ad:

100% yes:

He didn’t have to cancel the debate, however, per the Dallas Morning News:

Maybe Beto was scared?

For the record, Sen. Cruz was in Houston and available:

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