Ted Cruz went head to head with an aggressive leftist protester in the Bronx. But it didn’t stop there, students at the high school he was planning on appearing at were planning a walk out if Cruz showed up.
Is the Left now going after Cruz the same way that they were going after Trump and trying to stifle free speech?
Ted Cruz found himself faced with an aggressive protester when he stopped at a Bronx restaurant Wednesday in New York City to deliver his latest broadside against Donald Trump.
As Cruz toured the lunch spot, a man identified as one half of a Latin hip-hop duo called Rebel Diaz yelled that the Texas senator is a ‘bigot’ and said he wasn’t welcome because of his positions on illegal immigration.
‘Ted Cruz has no business being in the Bronx!’ the heckler shouted from the front of the Sabrosura2 restaurant where Cruz was making a campaign stop.
‘This is an immigrant community. We deal with climate change every single day, and he wants to say that it doesn’t exist.’
‘We live in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country,’ the man went on. ‘And to receive this right-wing bigot is an insult to the whole community.’
‘You’re running on an anti-immigrant platform, and you’re speaking in the Bronx,’ he said. ‘You should not be here!’
Both members of the band – Chilean-American brothers Rodrigo and Gonzalo Venegas – were present but it was unclear which one was shouting.
Students at Bronx Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy told their teachers that if Cruz was permitted to follow through on a planned speech there, they would stage a mass walkout.
They told their principal ‘if he came here, we would schedule a walkout,’ 16-year-old Destiny Domeneck told the New York Daily News.
‘Most of us are immigrants or come from immigrant backgrounds. Ted Cruz goes against everything our school stands for.’
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