Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is joining many Republicans around the nation in pushing back on his opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, over saying there is “nothing more American” than deciding to take a knee during the national anthem.

Cruz hit back hard at O’Rourke at a campaign event.

He continued today to make his point about O’Rourke’s comments being disrespectful to the flag and those who have fought to defend it.

Several prominent leftists have praised O’Rourke for his comments.

On the other hand, O’Rourke has received strong criticism from many Republicans throughout the week.

Perhaps this issue will give Cruz a boost as the race for the Texas Senate seat heads toward November. The latest poll indicates he has only a narrow lead over O’Rourke with less than three months until Election Day.

It should. Not a good move on O’Rourke’s part to attack the flag.