A man confronted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) on an airplane flight on Thursday about the senator not supporting stricter gun legislation in the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers in May.
A video posted on the man’s Twitter account shows Cruz getting his belongings after the flight landed in Houston. In the video, the man first jokes, “We’re in Houston? I thought we were going to Cancun,” an apparent reference to Cruz taking a family vacation to the Mexican city while intense winter storms caused many Texas residents to lose power in February.
After Cruz takes off his earbuds, the man tells him, “Senator, thank you for everything you’ve done since Uvalde. All those podcast episodes must have raised a lot of money for you.”
Cruz co-hosts a podcast called “Verdict” in which he discusses major political issues and news. he man’s name on Twitter is listed as “Beto For Everyone,” referencing Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke. Cruz narrowly defeated O’Rourke for his Senate seat in 2018.
Congress passed a bill strengthening federal gun laws after an 18-year-old gunman armed with an AR-15–style rifle opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, roughly 80 miles west of San Antonio.