“We’re in Houston? Oh, I assumed we had been going to Cancun,” the passenger quipped after he observed Cruz standing within the aisle. He was referring to the senator’s ignominious trip to the sun final 12 months whereas his constituents grappled with freezing climate and energy outages.
The person then sarcastically thanked Cruz for “every thing you’ve executed since Uvalde.”
“All these podcast episodes will need to have raised some huge cash for you,” he added, referring to the weekly podcast Cruz co-hosts, “The Verdict.”
The passenger posted footage of his confrontation with the senator on his Twitter account, “Beto For Everybody.” O’Rourke, Cruz’s former Democratic rival for the U.S. Senate, is now operating for Texas governor.
Cruz informed the passenger he had tried to cross the “most important college security invoice ever” on Wednesday. He failed as a result of he would solely settle for “unanimous” consent, which he predictably did not get hold of. The Securing Our Schools Act would have redirected unspent COVID-19 funds to rent further college security and psychological well being personnel.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) blasted Cruz’s unanimous stunt. This “isn’t actual,” Murphy stated Wednesday. “This is a TV show. This is clickbait. This is theater. This isn’t an precise try to cross laws.”
The passenger requested Cruz how he managed to work on any laws when he was placing in a lot time on his podcasts. He then requested if Cruz knew the title of a single Uvalde capturing sufferer.
“I do,” the senator answered, however didn’t title anybody. Nineteen youngsters and two lecturers had been killed within the mass capturing at Robb Elementary College in Could.
Cruz added: “You don’t care concerning the information. You’re a partisan.”
“You’re not a partisan?” the person replied.
Cruz confronted criticism earlier this week when he refused to help an assault weapons ban, even after the mother and father of an Uvalde capturing sufferer personally confirmed the senator a photo of their daughter in her casket. Alexandria “Lexi” Rubio, 10, was killed within the Uvalde capturing by a gunman utilizing an AR-15-style rifle.