Ted Cruz heckled on the plane about school shootings; Texas senator says, ‘You’re a partisan’

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz was heckled during a robbery Thursday over gun control and school safety policies, prompting the senator to call the heckler “a supporter.”

The senator, along with his traveling companions, was about to exit the plane landing in Texas when a passenger filmed Cruz and began to press him with questions.

“We are in Houston? Thought we were going to Cancun,” the male voice said in a video posted to Twitter. It was an apparent reference to the family vacation Cruz took last year amid statewide blackouts.

The man then caught the senator’s attention by saying, “Senator, thank you for everything you have done since Uvalde. All those podcast episodes must have made a lot of money for you.

The rowdy slammed Cruz for voting against a gun bill that passed the House and Senate with bipartisan support and was signed by President Biden in June.

Cruz responded by pointing to his school safety bill that was blocked Wednesday by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who accused Cruz of running “theater.”

Cruz asked the Senate for unanimous consent to pass his legislation that would have provided $15 billion to double the number of school resource officers, $10 billion to hire 15,000 middle and high school mental health professionals, and 2 $.56 billion to improve school campus safety.

The heckler then asked Cruz if he knew any of the names of Uvalde’s victims, which included 19 students and two teachers in May.

“I do. And ask why Chris Murphy opposed and stopped the biggest school safety bill ever passed yesterday,” Cruz replied.

The man then began talking over Cruz as a passenger told the heckler to let Cruz “fly in peace”.

“You don’t care about facts. You’re a fan, it’s okay,” Cruz said before turning away.


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