Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was confronted on Friday by an activist who initially sought a photograph with the Republican lawmaker, before arguing with him about the deadly mass shooting in Uvalde and his support for Second Amendment rights.
Cruz was at a restaurant after speaking at the National Rifle Association (NRA) 2022 annual convention in Houston, Texas, and posed for a photograph with activist Benjamin Hernandez – at which point Hernandez confronted him about his stance on gun rights in the wake of the school shooting in Uvalde, in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults.