Activist Asks for Photograph With Sen. Cruz, Then Confronts Him Over Uvalde Shooting: ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’ - Tucker
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Activist Asks for Photograph With Sen. Cruz, Then Confronts Him Over Uvalde Shooting: ‘You Don’t Know What You’re Talking About’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was confronted on Friday by an activist who initially sought a photograph with the Republican lawmaker, before arguing with him about the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde and his support for Second Amendment rights.

Cruz was at a restaurant after speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2022 annual convention in Houston, Texas, and posed for a photograph with activist Benjamin Hernandez – at which point Hernandez confronted him about his stance on gun rights in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults.

In the clip, posted by Indivisible Houston, Hernandez then quizzes Cruz on gun control measures — including asking why Cruz does not support further background checks.

“The background checks wouldn’t have stopped the shooter,” Cruz responds. “You know what would have? The bill I introduced…”

Hernandez then interrupts Cruz, getting more and more agitated.

“We can make it harder for people to get guns in this country, sir,” he says. “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.”

Cruz accused the man of combining “ignorance and hatred.”

“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” he says in the clip.

Hernandez, who describes himself as a “once undocumented” immigrant and has previously run for Congress, continues to argue with Cruz as security gets involved and tells him to “back up.”

 

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