The sight of a 10-year-old Uvalde college capturing sufferer allegedly received’t change Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) stance on an assault weapons ban.
Kimberly Mata-Rubio, the mom of Alexandria Aniyah “Lexi” Rubio — who was among the many 19 college students and two lecturers killed in a mass capturing at Robb Elementary Faculty in Might — tweeted that she and her husband Felix met with Cruz on Wednesday to debate gun laws.
Mata-Rubio, whose daughter was described as a “driven, athletic, intelligent and fun” fourth grader, wrote on Twitter that she shared the final picture of Lexi with Cruz. The picture confirmed her daughter, Lexi, in a child-sized casket.
Mata-Rubio stated she requested Cruz to “defend his constituents” by supporting a federal assault weapons ban.
“He declined,” Mata-Rubio wrote. “As an alternative, he stated he helps growing legislation enforcement presence on college campuses.”
A spokesperson for Cruz instructed The Texas Tribune that “he noticed firsthand the ache and grief that the unspeakable violence at Robb Elementary college induced” throughout his assembly with the household.
Mata-Rubio stated she and her husband agreed to the assembly with Cruz as a result of they wished him to share his plan for safer faculties to their face, The Texas Tribune reported.
She stated Cruz urged extra money for psychological well being employees in addition to college useful resource officers, in response to the newspaper, but she disagreed and stated extra legislation enforcement in faculties doesn’t imply kids will likely be “protected.”
“After assembly with them, Sen. Cruz went to the Senate ground to combat for his college security laws,” the spokesperson stated.
“Sadly, Senate Democrats blocked it with no clarification of why they don’t help doubling the variety of law enforcement officials in faculties, hiring 15,000 school-based psychological well being professionals, and growing the bodily safety for youngsters in faculties.”
Twitter customers remarked on the Texas senator’s stance whereas others referred to as him heartless for the change.
Mata-Rubio delivered a “tearful testimony” about her daughter in entrance of the Home Oversight Committee in June and referred to as for stricter gun management measures, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
Mata-Rubio stated the couple additionally talked with representatives for different GOP senators. She estimated the couple’s assembly with Cruz couldn’t have been over 5 minutes.
“Whereas they clearly, in all probability don’t help the invoice, they simply had extra questions and had been extra sympathetic than our assembly with Ted Cruz,” she stated. “That was actually disheartening as a result of that is our consultant.”
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