Sen. Ted Cruz confronted by gun control activist at Texas restaurant

Amid heated debate in the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting that left 19 students and 2 teachers dead comes a shocking video of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) being angrily confronted by a gun-control activist in a restaurant near the site of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual convention, at which the lawmaker had just delivered a speech, as the New York Post reports.

The verbal attack on Cruz was reportedly carried out by Benjamin Hernandez, a member of a left-wing group known as Indivisible Houston, and it resulted in the man ultimately being escorted from the establishment by security staff.

Activist accosts Cruz

According to the Post, Hernandez initiated the encounter by approaching Cruz in a friendly manner and requesting a photograph with the senator, and it was not until after the snap was taken that he launched into his political tirade.

“Why did you come here to the [NRA] convention? 19 children died! 19 children died! That’s on your hands! Ted Cruz, that’s on your hands,” Hernandez shouted, with another man eventually having to step into the fray to keep him separated from the legislator. WATCH:

Hernandez pressed Cruz on why he would not support broader-based background checks for those seeking to purchase firearms, to which the senator replied, “[t]he background checks wouldn’t have stopped the [Uvalde] shooter. You know what would have? The bill I introduced… .”

“We can make it harder for people to get guns in this country, sir. You know that, but you stand here, you stand at the NRA convention, it is harder when there are more guns to stop gun violence,” Hernandez stated, before Cruz replied, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Liberals applaud attack

Not surprisingly, the left-wing, blue-check Twitterverse had nothing but praise for Hernandez’s bullying conduct, with writer Stephen Douglas declaring with regard to Cruz, “This guy should never be allowed a moment of peace for the rest of his life.”

Author Jessica Valenti echoed that sentiment, saying, “This needs to happen every day, any time he goes out in public. Don’t let him – or anyone else – forget.”

Cameron Kasky, gun-control activist and survivor of the 2018 Parkland, Florida school shooting agreed with the aforementioned approach, tweeting, “We can’t let people like Ted Cruz live comfortable lives. We can never let them have a moment of peace.”

Cruz’s take

The remarks Cruz made at the NRA convention certainly drew the ire of his political opponents, but to millions of law-abiding Americans, they surely rang rather true, namely his observation that “[t]ragedies like the events of this week are a mirror forcing us to ask hard questions, demanding that we see where our culture is failing.”

Emphasizing the error of those demanding curtailed liberties for all in response to the acts of a deranged few, Cruz aptly declared, “It’s rather easier to slander one’s political adversaries and demand that responsible citizens forfeit their constitutional rights than it is to examine the cultural sickness giving births to unspeakable acts of evil,” an approach that has been unfortunately drowned out by insistence on ill-advised quick fixes that would do little to halt tragedies like that in Uvalde.

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