Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks cemented her place in history when she refused to give up her seat for a white man on a segregated bus, spurring the Montgomery Bus Boycott which would be crucial to desegregating public transportation in Alabama.
While every American should aspire to be as courageous as Parks, lawyers representing Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took that a step further.
They raised eyebrows after comparing a perceived injustice against Cruz to the dehumanizing policy of segregation Parks endured.
The comparison is in a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC rules say that a candidate can only be repaid up to $250,000 with campaign funds for personal loans to their campaigns. Ted Cruz lent $260,000 to his successful
The suit states:
"The FEC also asserts that Senator Cruz and the Cruz Committee inflicted their injuries on themselves because they could have arranged to repay the Senator's loans using pre-election funds. Yes, and Rosa Parks could have sat in the back of the bus."
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Considering Cruz's unwavering support for President Donald Trump and his stances against affirmative action and other civil rights policies, people were shocked at the comparison.
Ted Cruz is nothing like Rosa Parks, but he could learn one important lesson from her and have a seat (or several).
"Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable."