“Heidi and I are fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde.”
Ted Cruz tweet
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is facing backlash for his response to the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
I echo the sentiments of Rep. Ruben Gallego who tweeted:
“Fuck you @tedcruz, you care about a fetus but you will let our children be slaughtered.”
The pro-gun zealot Ted Cruz is a typical elected Republican who blocks all action on gun control and offers “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of every school shooting.
Cruz is a political animal with no genuine spiritual inclinations, he claims to be an evangelical out of political expediency. He’s smart enough to realize that thoughts and prayers are as effectual as farts and belches, and I doubt he prayed for the children and families of the horrific shoot shooting.
“Fervently praying!” Give me a break. Cruz’s evangelical supporters may believe that he was on his knees fervently praying for the victims, and that this is an effective action plan to stop violence.
But the time for “thoughts and prayers” was over a dozen school shootings ago, it’s time for concrete plans and effective legislation to fight gun violence and save our school children from being slaughtered.
Cruz is scheduled to speak at an NRA event in Houston in a couple of days, and the massacred children will be the last thing on his mind as he schmoozes with the gun merchants.