Ted Cruz accused of ‘prayer’ tweets after Texas elementary school shooting


Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been criticized for saying he was praying for the city of Uvalde after a school shooting killed 19 children and two adults.

“Heidi and I are praying earnestly for the children and their families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde,” he said. “We are in close contact with local officials, but the exact details are yet to be determined. Thank you to the heroic law enforcement and first responders who acted so quickly.”

Cruz said after a shooter opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.

But many have pointed out that he opposes a bill to curb gun violence that Cruz has been opposed to for years. In fact, Cruz will be speaking at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting in Houston, where he lives, later this week. Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Senator John Cornyn will also speak there this week.

Kurt Bardella, advising the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, tweeted: “Ted Cruz got $300,000 from gun supporters, so hear your prayers and push your ass. ” he tweeted. “The fact that you receive this blood donation shows how valuable your prayers are.”

Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which advocates stricter gun laws, said, “Feverly lifting the uvalde in prayer while refusing to do the damn thing to stop gun violence is what keeps happening, especially in Texas. ” he said.

Watts contrasted Mr Cruz’s objection to a law to curb gun violence with the fact that he passed legislation to improve the safety of hot air balloons after 16 people were killed in a hot air balloon accident in Lockhart, Texas.

She tweeted, “Thanks for the lack of a hot air balloon lobby.

The National Federation of Parents said in a statement, “It requires more than thoughts and prayers. In Texas, there have been more than 100 school shootings across the state since 1970, so policy changes and action are needed.”

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Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona, who now weighs in on a major challenge for Senator Kyrsten Sinema in 2024, was speechless on Cruz’s tweet.

He tweeted, “Just to clarify this damn @tedcruz damn baby killer.

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