- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned Sen. Ted Cruz after he tweeted about the shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
- Ocasio-Cortez asked Cruz, "Aren't you slated to headline a speaking gig for the NRA in three days?"
- 19 people – 18 of whom were children – were killed on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Texas Senator Ted Cruz for tweeting about the tragic shooting in Uvalde, Texas, after being slated to speak at a National Rifle Association meeting in Houston this weekend.
Cruz tweeted that he and his wife were "fervently lifting up in prayer the children and families in the horrific shooting in Uvalde."
Ocasio-Cortez replied: "Aren't you slated to headline a speaking gig for the NRA in three days – in Houston, no less? You can do more than pray. Faith without works is dead."
Other Republican lawmakers, including former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, are also scheduled to address the NRA event.
Minutes before replying to Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted "There is no such thing as being 'pro-life' while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place."
Cruz also received criticism from Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, who lost her life during 2019's Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
"March into Senator [Chris] Murphy's office right now tonight, and you be the Republican who says 'I've had enough' because if you don't get your ass out of office, you don't belong there. I'm sorry," Guttenberg told Cruz.