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“How do you sleep at night?  Texas Sen. Ted Cruz faces backlash after Uvalde shooting


Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is on fire for his response to the Uvalde shooting that killed 15 people, including 14 elementary school students.

Police say an 18-year-old gunman acted alone and also died.

Uvalde is a town of 15,000 about 80 miles west of San Antonio.

“Heidi and I fervently raise in prayer the children and families of the horrific shooting in Uvalde,” Cruz said in a post on Twitter. “We are in close contact with local officials, but specific details are still being worked out. Thank you to the heroic law enforcement and first responders for acting so quickly.

Cruz’s feelings were however quickly refuted by many people accusing him of hypocrisy. Cruz received more than $300,000 in campaign donations from armed lobbyists during his last Senate campaign in 2018, more than $80,000 more than the second-closest candidate.

Cruz released a statement that expands on his social media message.

“Today is a dark day. We are all completely sickened and heartbroken,” Cruz said. “As of now, 15 innocent people have died. 14 were children. critical or otherwise hurt, and we all pray for each of them.

“We’ve seen too many of these shootings,” Cruz added. “No parent should have to bear the pain of burying their child. We must come together, as a nation, and support Uvalde as they attempt to heal from this devastating loss.

Cruz, fellow Sen. John Cornyn and Texas Governor Greg Abbott are scheduled to speak Friday at the National Rifle Association’s 2022 annual meeting in Houston.

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