Amid the bitter turmoil of the American political landscape, pockmarked as it were with some of the ugliest attacks our nation has ever launched against one another, lies a sort of subversive humanity. A kind of hidden culture of regular life, that only finds itself unceremoniously dragged out in front of the cameras when both the strategists and pollsters agree that it’s time.
But that’s to say that the immense pressure of high-level politics can’t backwash its way into this often-more-serene realm. We’ve all seen the way that lawmakers age, often leaving office looking as though they’ve spent two eternities sleeping on Hell’s stoop.
Politicians are people too, however, and there are sometimes non-political stressors as well. This week, for instance, a near-tragedy has struck the home of Ted Cruz.
A 14-year-old girl was found with self-inflicted knife wounds at Senator Ted Cruz‘s home.
Police were seen outside of Cruz’s River Oaks home in Houston, Texas, around 8pm on Tuesday after the girl was discovered with wounds on her arms.
It appears as though the victim could have been Ted Cruz’s daughter Caroline, although police have not said for sure.
A representative for the Senator said the incident was a ‘family matter’ and that Cruz’s daughters were fine, according to ABC 13.
‘This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is okay. There were no serious injuries. The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time,’ the statement said.
If you or a loved one are suffering from thoughts about self-harm or suicide, there are professional standing by to speak with you at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or dial 988.