- At least 21 people, including 19 children, were killed in a mass shooting in Texas on Tuesday.
- In response, Senator Ted Cruz said schools should have more armed officers.
- “When there is this kind of murder, you inevitably see politicians trying to politicize it,” he added.
Senator Ted Cruz proposed adding more armed police officers to schools after the massacre in Yuvalde, Texas, on Tuesday.
In an interview with the press, Cruz argued that he did not believe gun control was the solution to stopping gun violence in the United States.
“Past experience knows that the most effective tool to keep children safe is armed law enforcement on campus,” Cruz said. Said in an interview with MSNBC.
“When there is this kind of murder, you inevitably see politicians trying to politicize it,” Cruz said. “I see a lot of people in Democrats and in the media trying to limit the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens with an immediate solution.” added. . “That’s not allowed.”
Cruz has fought with Democrats over gun control in the past, making the proposal without evidence after the King Soopers opened fire in Boulder, Colorado. Gun control “worst” crime rates.
At least 21 people died on Tuesday, including 19 children. Rob Elementary School. tragedy The worst elementary school massacre since the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacreTwenty children and seven adults were killed.
cruise Tweet After the shooting, he and his wife Heidi said: “We are praying and praying earnestly for the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde.”
Democrats criticized Cruz’s comments and called for a stand against gun control.
“F— You @tedcruz, you care about the fetus but you will let our children be slaughtered.” Tweet Democrat Rep. Ruben Gallego in response to a clip that Cruz proposed to have more armed officers in schools. “Just go to Cancun. You are useless.”
Gallego I doubled his tweets after 10 minutes.It adds: “Just to be clear — you @tedcruz, you fucking baby killer.”
Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also accused Cruz of planning to attend the National Rifle Association leadership conference this Friday.
“Aren’t you going to headline your speech for the NRA in three days? Houston as well?” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Cruz. “You can do more than pray.”
Other Republican lawmakers, including former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, will also speak at the event.