The confrontation happened hours after the junior senator delivered remarks at the NRA’s Houston event.
Sen. Ted Cruz was confronted by an activist about the Uvalde school shooting on Friday following his speech at the National Rifle Association Convention in Houston. Benjamin Hernandez, board member of progressive advocacy group Indivisible Houston, confronted Cruz about his stance on gun control measures in wake of the elementary school mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
The interaction with Cruz reportedly happened at Uptown Sushi in Houston hours after the junior senator gave a speech to NRA members. In his speech Cruz blamed the Uvalde tragedy on a culture of absent fathers and moral decay, and stated “good guys” with guns were the answer to mass shootings. A two-minute clip posted by Indivisible Houston on Twitter and Facebook, Hernandez poses for a photo with Cruz before challenging the junior senator about his unwillingness to consider gun reforms.