During a vigil for the victims of the Robb Elementary School killing, Ted Cruz stormed out of an interview after being asked why school mass shootings only occurred in America.
Senator Ted Cruz joined Texas Governor Greg Abbott in visiting hundreds of grieving family and friends of those slain in the tragedy, which is the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012.
On Tuesday, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos used two AR-15-style weapons to murder 19 children from the same class and two of their instructors at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Ramos had lawfully purchased the firearms and 375 rounds of 5.56mm ammunition only days before his 18th birthday.
Cruz was caught during the vigil by British journalist Mark Stone, who questioned him if it was time for gun control in America. ‘You know, I’m sorry you think American exceptionalism is bad,’ Cruz responded when asked why it is’so awful.’ Your political agenda is set. ‘God bless you.’
Cruz turned and said, “Why do people come from all over the world to America?” after Stone repeatedly informed him, “You can’t answer that.” Because it is the world’s most free, rich, and secure country. Stop spreading false information.’
Cruz told Sky News, “You know, it’s easy to go into politics.” ‘Inevitably, when some violent psychopath murders people, if you want to stop violent crime, none of the Democratic plans would have prevented this.’
At a vigil attended by family and friends of those slain in the shooting on Tuesday, the Texas senator stormed out of the interview.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott and junior Republican Senator Ted Cruz have been criticized for speaking at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) pro-gun annual gathering in Houston on Friday.
The NRA, which has always opposed gun restrictions of any type, has backed Abbott in his re-election quest against Democrat Beto O’Rourke in November.