Which “he sang Dixie” story you believe is based on where you get your news.Not really. He told Orrin Hatch he was going to make Sen. Mosely-Braun cry before he got on the elevator. If that story doesn’t convince you, what about the one where he literally turned his back on Nelson Mandela when he visited the Capitol? Helms opposed sanctions against the apartheid regime in South Africa. Helms cut his teeth in politics by managing the campaign of a Senate candidate. He used blatantly racist messages, accusing Frank Graham of supporting, “the mingling of races.” He distributed a campaign flyer showing Graham’s wife dancing with a black man.Helms referred to Civil Rights protesters as “moral degenerates” & thought it was funny to privately refer to any black male as, “Fred”.I can see that you would like some of Helms’ positions, but the man was an unabashed racist. Cruz should have known better.