Ted Cruz Dragged For Comments About Boulder Shooting

Senator Ted Cruz (Q-TX) used his time on the Senate floor Tuesday to speak about the tragic shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Offering the usual empty Republican platitudes–“I won’t apologize for thoughts and prayers,” he said at one point–Cruz accused Democrats of using the shooting as a reason to “take guns away from law-abiding Americans”.

The projection language was on full display, as Republicans are always quick to jump on Twitter and start all the Second Amendment messaging. Cruz put on the kind of performance Twitter loves to hate him for: self-serving and obtuse.

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 22: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Garland was previously the Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman-Pool/Getty Images)

During a hearing on gun violence just one day after a lone gunman killed 10 people in Colorado and a week after a separate gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area, Cruz put on quite the performance while also accusing Democrats of putting on a “ridiculous display”.

“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!” he whined. “What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.”

Cruz has really been earning his reputation as the most hated man in the Senate by other members of the Senate, but at least Twitter is there to remind him in case he ever forgets.

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