Following a callous attack at a school in Uvalde, Texas, which led in the tragic murders of 19 children and two teachers, the nation is in mourning and disbelief. The discussion over whether restricting gun violence can avoid another horrific tragedy like this one continues, and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is calling out Texas Senator Ted Cruz for tweeting about the tragic school shooting.
Senator Ted Cruz addressed the incident on Twitter, saying "Heidi & I are fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde," speaking on behalf of himself and his wife. Cruz said that he was in close contact with local officials," but that the precise facts of the heinous crime were still unknown.
Many commenters expressed their outrage about Cruz’s hypocrisy since he continues to support gun rights, but it was Ocasio-Cortez that wrote, “Aren't you slated to headline a speaking gig for the NRA in three days – in Houston, no less?” She added that the Texan could "do more than pray," and that, "Faith without works is dead."