The row comes just days after the Republican Senator for Texas had a confrontation with British reporter Mark Stone, who pinned the blame of the Uvalde shooting that left nineteen children and two teachers dead on “American exceptionalism.” However, statistics show that violent crime has been on the decrease for decades in the United States.
This time, an agitated anti-gun political activist confronted Ted Cruz at a restaurant, who blamed him personally for the Uvalde shooting.
Benjamin Hernández yelled at Ted Cruz for his attendance and speech at the National Rifle Association convention in Houston, which is taking place from May 27th-May 29th; and had to be physically held back by other people who were in the restaurant.
Needless to say, the spat caused a big scene and a video clip of the argument was uploaded onto TikTok by a user: “So I was having dinner and got to see a show. Ted Cruz being accosted literally the whole time, lmao. #fyp.”
Hernández shouted at Cruz: Why did you come here to the convention?”, who didn’t react to the provocation. “19 children died! 19 children died! That’s on your hands! Ted Cruz, that’s on your hands!”
Cruz then bid farewell to Benjamin Hernández who was eventually escorted out of the restaurant.
Watch Senator Ted Cruz's speech at the 2022 NRA Convention: