Ted Cruz convicted of ‘prayer’ tweets after Texas elementary school massacre

Many people on Twitter slammed Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas for praying the town of Uvalde after a mass gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at a school.

“Heidi and I fervently lift up the children and families of the horrific shooting in Uvalde in prayer,” he said. “We are in close contact with local officials but the exact details are yet to be revealed. Thank you to the heroic law enforcement and first responders who acted so quickly.”

Mr Cruz made the comments after a gunman opened fire on Robb Primary School in Uvalde.

However, many pointed to Mr. Cruz’s opposition to laws to curb gun violence, which he has opposed for years. In fact, Mr. Cruz is scheduled to speak later this week at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Houston, where he resides.

“Ted Cruz got $300,000 from the pro-gun crowd so take your prayers and shove it up your ass,” tweeted Kurt Bardella, an adviser to the Democratic campaign committee. “Your acceptance of this blood money tells us how much your prayers are worth.”

“Uplifting Uvalde fervently in prayer while refusing to do anything to stop gun violence is why this keeps happening, especially in Texas,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, which is dedicated for stricter gun laws.

Ms. Watts contrasted Mr. Cruz’s opposition to gun violence laws with the fact that he was passing legislation to improve hot air balloon safety after the death of 16 people in a hot air balloon accident in Lockhart, Texas.

“Thank god there is no hot air balloon lobby,” she tweeted.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ted-cruz-prayer-tweet-uvalde-b2086608.html Ted Cruz convicted of ‘prayer’ tweets after Texas elementary school massacre

Bobby Allyn

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