MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is jokingly proposing Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for a top diplomatic post.
“Imagine just for a moment: Phil Robertson, ambassador to the United Nations,” the Texas senator said at a Friday morning rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
“How much would you pay to see the Russian ambassador’s face when Phil says: ‘What is wrong with you people?’ ”
Cruz is campaigning Friday with the bearded reality television star on the eve of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. Robertson is a cult hero among social conservatives for his unvarnished critiques of modern, secular society.
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Speaking ahead of Cruz, Robertson urged voters to “rise up as the sons and daughters of God” and put “a staunch, Bible-belieiving, Jesus-loving, Godly man” in the White House.