Share
Commentary

Ted Cruz Gets Accosted by Airport Crowd, Faces Them Down with Class

Share

Sen. Ted Cruz was teaching a lesson in class.

The Texas Republican  — and vocal opponent of illegal immigration — was accosted by a crowd of critics over the weekend at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the Washington Examiner.

But if they expected to shake Cruz enough to make a social media video go viral, they were sadly mistaken. In fact, it was almost exactly the opposite.

Trending:
WSJ Reporter Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison, Employer Calls It a 'Disgraceful, Sham Conviction'

To all appearances, the senator handled the disturbance nonchalantly as a handful of presumably liberal critics tried to build up a workable chant.

One guy seemed set on the slogan “Americans will not be silent” and tried to prove it by repeating those words over and over again. It didn’t catch on, though. “Americans” might not have been inclusive enough for this crowd.

Another came up with “Free the children,” which seemed to get some traction — nice short words that go well with a pumped fist.

Through it all, though, Cruz kept calm and smiling — exactly the opposite of the reaction the demonstrators intended.

Did Ted Cruz come out the winner of this encounter?

The moment when he posed for a picture was particularly impressive — in fact, it was pure class.

More than a few social media commenters were impressed by the Cruz control.

Related:
Prominent Leftists' New Conspiracy on Trump Bullet Wound: 45 Wasn't Shot

As the Examiner pointed out, this wasn’t Cruz’s first rodeo when it comes to public demonstrations.

In September, while leftists were using accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to demonstrate that they had lost all sense of honesty and decency, Cruz and his wife were accosted at a restaurant in the D.C. area by Kavanaugh opponents.

Dealing with the public is part of the job description of any politician, of course, and a U.S. senator is no different.

But even Cruz’s harshest critics — and he had plenty of them among Donald Trump’s supporters during the GOP presidential nomination fight in 2016 — have to admit he handles himself with class.

These LAX protesters just found that out, too.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , , ,
Share
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro desk editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015.
Joe has spent more than 30 years as a reporter, copy editor and metro editor in newsrooms in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Florida. He's been with Liftable Media since 2015. Largely a product of Catholic schools, who discovered Ayn Rand in college, Joe is a lifelong newspaperman who learned enough about the trade to be skeptical of every word ever written. He was also lucky enough to have a job that didn't need a printing press to do it.
Birthplace
Philadelphia
Nationality
American




Conversation