A Beto O’Rourke supporter on a flight with Texas Republican Ted Cruz took the opportunity to roast the senator for his politics, and even his messy tie.
Cruz, who initially had earbuds in, was trying to exit the plane and removing his bags from the overhead bin when a fellow passenger began jeering him, filming all the way and later posting the footage to Twitter under the handle @Nathan_VBB and the name “Beto for Everyone.”
“We’re in Houston? I thought we were going to Cancun,” the man quips in the video.
He was referring to a family vacation Cruz took last year amid statewide power outages.
“Senator, thank you for everything you’ve done since Uvalde. All those podcast episodes must have raised a lot of money for you,” the man continued, slamming Cruz for voting against gun legislation that passed in June with bipartisan support.
The heckler then poked fun at Cruz, whose purple tie and collar were out of place as a result of reaching up for his luggage.
“You should fix your tie too, and your collar,” said the heckler.
Another man’s voice could be heard telling the heckler “let him fly in peace” as Cruz adjusted his tie and collar.
The Republican congressman had sought unanimous consent in the Senate for a bill that would have given billions for more school resource officers, mental health professionals and security improvements for schools.
Cruz dismissed the man as a “partisan.”
“You don’t care about the facts. You’re a partisan, that’s OK,” he said, before turning away.
“You don’t care about the facts. You’re a partisan, that’s OK,” said Cruz, who turned his back on the man as he replied, “You’re not a partisan?”