“Every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders,” Cruz advised a Senate Judiciary Committee listening to.
“What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens, because that’s their political objective,” he added. “But what they propose, not only does it not reduce crime, it makes it worse.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) throughout gun violence listening to:
“Every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater … Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens … it makes it worse.” pic.twitter.com/yXUHsiOPhq
— The Recount (@therecount) March 23, 2021
Critics identified two parts of Cruz’s pushback on gun regulation reform that appeared to make his argument redundant, specifically when he stated “every time there’s a shooting” and “after every mass shooting.”
When your monologue wants to start out with the phrase “every time there’s a shooting…” it’s best to most likely recognise the seriousness and scale of the issue. https://t.co/hZuWJ8qzin
— Matt Timblin (@matt_timblin) March 23, 2021
Those mutton chops are ridiculous theater.
Gun violence is the main reason behind untimely loss of life within the U.S. killing a minimum of 38,000 individuals a yr & injuring 85,000.
We want gun reform NOW. https://t.co/ByX4mYYIoB
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) March 23, 2021
Perhaps we should not be taking public security recommendation from a senator who helped incite a lethal rebel on the U.S. Capitol. https://t.co/iqmwvzDAog
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) March 23, 2021
Did you say “every time there’s a shooting”?!! Is that actually the way you wish to begin your protection of weapons?!! You being so tone deaf and uttering “every time” says extra about the subject material than something you stated afterwards! @tedcruz @SenTedCruz is a nationwide embarrassment! https://t.co/BcYePtPWkT
— Brian Fitzgerald (@TheThingRadio) March 23, 2021
After sixteen individuals had been killed in a scorching air balloon in Lockhart, Texas, Ted Cruz authored and handed federal laws bettering security guidelines.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 23, 2021
Can we ship Ted Cruz to Cancun completely and name it a fucking day.
— Amy Lynn ✡️🍭🌊 (@AmyAThatcher) March 23, 2021
We have two international locations, one which mourns the shootings and one which makes use of them to go on Fox News and fundraise through 2A lies and racist concern mongering like Ted Cruz simply did. One that wears masks and vaccinates and one which cries freedom, whereas making ignorance a rallying cry.
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) March 24, 2021
Ted Cruz spent per week outraged about Dr Seuss however shrugs off the homicide of 10 harmless bystanders.
GOP priorities …
— Mark Gray (@rich29uk) March 23, 2021
Ted Cruz’ rant that “Democrats hate prayer” as a result of we would like greater than ideas & prayers after mass shootings is as shut as I’ve ever come to punching my tv.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) March 24, 2021
Ted Cruz will go down as considered one of, if not *the* most nugatory, self-serving, unnecessarily partisan politicians of all time. He is actually as despicable as they arrive, seemingly tripping over himself to do or say the worst factor conceivable at any given flip. https://t.co/Qs0JYgzvJG
— Bro Salah (@andrewtothemoon) March 24, 2021
For these retaining rating:
Ted Cruz will defend: Insurrectionists, Assault Weapons, Canned Goods
Ted Cruz won’t defend or will throw underneath the bus: Democracy, His Wife, His children https://t.co/UprgZIhFwr
— Emily Brandwin (@CIAspygirl) March 24, 2021