Verdict with Ted Cruz

by Ted Cruz

Join Senator Ted Cruz and co-host Michael Knowles as they break down the most important news stories of the day and reveal what they mean for you. On "Verdict with Ted Cruz,” you will go behind the scenes of the political debates that define our country.


Latest Episodes

Ep. 67 - The Prosecution Rests

After much sound and fury, the Democrats have rested their case in the second impeachment "trial" of Donald Trump. Michael Knowles quizzes Senator Ted Cruz on what the heck is going on. Plus, the podcasting pals zoom out to cover cancel culture more broadly. Is the same nasty double standard the Left is using to cancel Trump responsible for the ouster of Gina Carano?

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 3:48 pm

Ep. 66 - Trump on Trial (Again)

As if we rolled the tape back 12 months, the Trump impeachment trial is underway, and Michael Knowles is joined by Senator Ted Cruz to break it all down. Is there a legal argument for removal? Is it constitutional to hold an impeachment trial for a former president? Plus, we get an answer to perhaps the most important question of all—how’s the food in the Senate cafeteria?

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Posted on 12 February 2021 | 12:35 am

Ep. 65 - LIVE from Miami at YAF’s Freedom Conference

Michael Knowles joins Senator Ted Cruz LIVE in Miami at Young America’s Foundation’s Freedom Conference to talk all things big and bad—big government, big business, and big tech. The podcasting pair breaks down how this accumulation of power is fundamentally inimical to liberty and what the American people can do to preserve freedom in the Left’s new America. Plus, audience members from across the country ask their questions in a special live mailbag segment. -- Subscribe to YAF on YouTube to watch more top videos with Michael Knowles and Senator Cruz:

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Posted on 11 February 2021 | 5:21 pm

Ep. 64 - The Meme Gurus

Steal from the poor, give to the rich? Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles come together to discuss what’s going on with GameStop, talk about the basics of stock trading, and break down what happened on Reddit. Plus, who is Joe Biden appointing to government positions? The podcasting pair break down what this Brave New World looks like. Verdict is going LIVE this Friday at YAF’s Freedom Conference in Miami. Submit your questions for Senator Cruz by subscribing to today and leaving a comment on Friday. See you then!

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Posted on 1 February 2021 | 1:52 pm

Ep. 63 - Season Premiere: Biden’s America

Since last we spoke, Congress counted the votes of the Electoral College, some members of Congress objected to that same vote, rioters stormed the Capitol, a new president was inaugurated, and a former president was impeached. In this 2021 season premiere, Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles dust off their microphones to break down what the hell has been happening and make a few predictions about what Biden’s America will look like. Plus, Michael welcomes his first son into the world and Senator Cruz turns 50. Welcome back to Verdict!

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Posted on 23 January 2021 | 9:13 pm

Ep. 62 - May It Please the Court

17 states and the President have joined Texas in suing battleground states over election irregularities, and our very own Senator Ted Cruz was asked to argue the case before the Supreme Court. The Senator and Michael Knowles come together once again to break down the why the Court turned down the Pennsylvania case and what that could mean for the Texas case and, ultimately, the election as a whole. Plus, while America is focused on who will be the next president, what is going on in the rest of the world?

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Posted on 11 December 2020 | 5:53 pm

Ep. 61 - Will We Ever Return to Normal?

Are lockdowns and men in dresses the new normal? Old pals Senator Ted Cruz and Michael Knowles get together to break down the dramatic shifts happening right now in politics and pop culture. From ludicrous leftist lockdowns to Harry Styles eating a banana—what do these things mean for normalcy in America? Plus, the podcasting pair outlines what the Senate could do to influence a potential Biden cabinet and preclude the worst scenarios.

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Posted on 8 December 2020 | 7:15 pm

Ep. 60 - The Battle Over Ballots

Despite the media’s toddler tantrum, this election is far from over. Following the filing of an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down the state of the presidential race, the legal challenges that he has his eye on, and the battle that lies ahead for Team Trump. Plus, the Georgia Senate race the most consequential Senate race of our lifetime—here’s why.

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Posted on 4 December 2020 | 1:20 am

Ep. 59 - Holy Crap, What a Week

The media has declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election. Fortunately, the media doesn't get to pick the president. Senator Ted Cruz joins Michael Knowles to break down everything that happened in the last seven days, who the next president will be, and what’s next for America. Also, did Andrew McCabe perjure himself while being questioned by Congress this week? Senator Cruz reveals his plan to find out whether McCabe or Comey is the bigger snake.

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Posted on 12 November 2020 | 12:03 am