Cruz Storms Out Of Interview After British Reporter Takes Swipes At United States


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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stormed out of an interview with a foreign reporter who wanted to make the Uvalde massacre political.

It happened on Wednesday when the senator was confronted by British journalist Mark Stone who demanded to know about gun laws in the United States, The Daily Mail reported.

The reporter disgustingly approached the senator as he was attending a vigil for the victims of the Robb Elementary School massacre.

“Is this the moment to reform gun laws?” the journalist said to a distraught Cruz.

“You know, it’s easy to go to politics,” the senator said.

“It’s important. It’s at the heart of the issue,” the reporter said.

“I get that’s where the media likes to go,” the senator responded.

“The proposals from Democrats and the media, inevitably, when some violent psychopath murders people…” the senator said before being interrupted by the reporter who continued to hammer his points about gun control.

“If you want to stop violent crime, the proposals the Democrats have — none of them would have stopped this,” the senator said before the British reporter started attacking the United States.

“Why does this only happen in your country? I really think that’s what many people around the world just, they cannot fathom. Why only in America? Why is this American exceptionalism so awful?” he said, drawing the ire of the senator.


“You know I’m sorry you think American exceptionalism is awful,” the senator said. “You got your political agenda, God love you.”

“Senator it’s not, I just want to understand why you do not think that guns are the problem,” the reporter said as the woman with him, who had been smirking the entire time started peppering him with similar questions.

The senator got in the reporter’s face and said: “Why is it that people come from all over the world to America? Because it’s the freest, most prosperous, safest country on Earth.”

But this reporter was not the only one to make a mockery of himself with a political stunt on Wednesday.

Democrat candidate for governor of Texas, Beto O’Rourke, interrupted a press conference by Gov. Greg Abbott to confront him over the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

It happened on Wednesday, one day after the shooting, a the governor was informing the press of what is currently known about the shooter.

As O’Rourke was speaking to the governor directly, in what appeared to be a political stunt, the sheriff called him a “sick son of a bitch” and asked him to leave.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shouted “sir you are out of line” and demanded that he leave before he was escorted away by authorities.

On Tuesday night the nation needed a uniter, some to lead the United States in a time of mourning, but what they got was a politician in President Joe Biden.


The president started by saying the right things, the things people needed to hear and Americans attempted to wrap their minds around this tragedy.

I had hoped, when I became President, I would not have to do this again. 

Another massacre.  Uvalde, Texas.  An elementary school.  Beautiful, innocent second, third, fourth graders.  And how many scores of little children who witnessed what happened see their friends die as if they’re on a battlefield, for God’s sake.  They’ll live with it the rest of their lives.

There’s a lot we don’t know yet, but there’s a lot we do know.

There are parents who will never see their child again, never have them jump in bed and cuddle with them.  Parents who will never be the same.

To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away.  There’s a hollowness in your chest, and you feel like you’re being sucked into it and never going to be able to get out.  It’s suffocating.  And it’s never quite the same.

And it’s a feeling shared by the siblings, and the grandparents, and their family members, and the community that’s left behind.

Scripture says — Jill and I have talked about this in different contexts, in other contexts: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”  So many crushed spirits.

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So, tonight, I ask the nation to pray for them, to give the parents and siblings the strength in the darkness they feel right now.

But on a dime his voice changed, the mourning voice was gone and we got a political speech about gun control.

As a nation, we have to ask: When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?  When in God’s name will we do what we all know in our gut needs to be done?

It’s been 340- — 3,448 days — 10 years since I stood up at a high school in Connecticut — a grade school in Connecticut, where another gunman massacred 26 people, including 20 first graders, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Since then, there have been over 900 incidents of gunfires reported on school grounds.

Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Santa Fe High School in Texas.  Oxford High School in Michigan.  The list goes on and on.

“Deer aren’t running through the forest with Kevlar vests on, for God’s sake.  It’s just sick,” he said, again, as if the reason for the Second Amendment is to hunt deer.