Cruz Triggers Standing Ovation After This Confrontation With O'Rourke Supporter

Speaking at a townhall in Texas, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was detailing the differences between himself and his challenger, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, when he began, “On the Second Amendment—” prompting a gun rights supporter to interrupt, “Come and take it!”

That triggered an apparent O’Rourke supporter, who had been heckling Cruz, to yell out, “Oh, we will!”

Cruz then catalyzed an eruption and standing ovation from the crowd that lasted nearly 30 seconds, answering, “The best exchange of the entire election: on the Second Amendment, 'Come and take it,' and the Beto O’Rourke supporter screams, ‘Oh, we will.’ … The question is, is Texas gonna stand up and defend our freedom?”

Cruz continued:

And just to be clear that this young man is accurately representing Congressman O’Rourke’s position, Congressman O’Rourke has tweeted out to the world how proud he is that he has an “F” rating from the NRA. Not a “D-minus,” not a “D,” but an “F.” And he’s campaigning on it; that’s a major reason he says you should vote for him, is that he has an “F” rating from the NRA.

I’ll tell ya, I retweeted it, because elections are about choices. If you want a big government, gun-grabbing liberal, well, Democrats are giving you one.

Video here, starting at 46:10.


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