Texas Senator Ted Cruz weighed-in Tuesday on the national debate surrounding gun control; saying steps can be taken to allow prosecutors to go after criminals but he will not “apologize for thoughts and prayers.”
“We should allow prosecutors to go after gun criminals. We will learn in the weeks ahead the exact motivations of the murderers in Atlanta and Boulder. We already know this pattern is predictable. There are steps we can take to stop these crimes,” said Cruz.
“I agree it’s time for action. By the way, I don’t apologize for thoughts or prayers. But thoughts and prayers alone are not enough,” he added.
President Biden urged Congress to pass new gun safety measures Tuesday less than 24-hours after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado supermarket; killing ten people including a police officer responding to the assault.
“We’re working very closely with the state and local law enforcement officials, and they’re going to keep me updated as they learn more. You’re going to ask me to speculate — understandably, you’re going to ask me to speculate on what happened, why it happened. And I’m not going to do that now because we don’t have all the information — not until I have all the facts,” said Biden.
“As President, I can use all the resources at my disposal to keep the American people safe. As I said: At this moment, a great deal remains unknown. But three things are certain. First, 10 lives have been lost, and more families have been shattered by gun violence in the state of Colorado. And Jill and I are devastated. And the feeling — I just can’t imagine how the families are feeling — the victims whose futures were stolen from them, from their families, from their loved ones who now have to struggle to go on and try to make sense of what’s happened,” he added.
“And the state that — I even hate to say it because we’re saying it so often: My heart goes out. Our hearts go out for the survivors. The — who had to — had to flee for their lives and who hid, terrified, unsure if they would ever see their families again, their friends again. The consequences of all this are deeper than I suspect we know. By that, I mean the mental consequences — a feeling of — anyway, it just — we’ve been through too many of these,” Biden continued.
Less than a week after the horrific murders of eight people in Georgia, another American city has been scarred by gun violence. Tune in as I deliver remarks. https://t.co/yU7ReRfFko
— President Biden (@POTUS) March 23, 2021
Biden Calls On Congress To Immediately Pass Two New Gun Control Bills And Ban ‘Assault Weapons’ — ‘I Don’t Need Another Minute’ https://t.co/G9LwkS2Ibn
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 23, 2021
“While we’re still waiting for more information regarding the shooter, his motive, the weapons he used, the guns, the magazines, the weapons, the modifications that apparently have taken place to those weapons that are involved here, I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone, an hour, to take common sense steps, that will save lives in the future and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” the president said. “We can ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines in this country once again.”
“This is not a partisan issue. It is an American issue,” he continued. “But we have to act.”
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CRUZ MISSILE: Cruz Asks Twitter to BAN CNN Over Post Promoting Same Drug That Got Trump Jr Barred
Senator Ted Cruz demanded Twitter ban CNN from its platform Tuesday night; pointing out the network promoted the same treatment for CoVID-19 that got Donald Trump Jr’s account frozen this week.
“Twitter, please ban CNN,” posted Cruz, citing the story.
Twitter, please ban CNN. https://t.co/2aiEgnlIWy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 29, 2020
“A surprising new study found that the controversial antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine helped Covid-19 patients better survive in the hospital,” posted CNN on July 3rd.
Twitter temporarily restricted Trump Jr’s account after posting a video promoting the treatment.
CRUZ MISSILE: Senator Says ‘Dems Party of the Rich, GOP Party of the Working Class’
Senator Ted Cruz called-out his Democratic colleagues on social media over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend; saying far-left politicians are the “party of the rich” while Republicans “are and should be the party of the working class.”
“Today’s Dems are the party of the rich. GOP is and should be the party of the working class,” posted Cruz on Twitter.
Today’s Dems are the party of the rich.
GOP is and should be the party of the working class. https://t.co/WMTDtKTzwU
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 29, 2020
Cruz’ message was referencing a recent study showing Joe Biden won more than 50% of the highest income counties in the United States; up dramatically from the 1980 election.