Ted Cruz Blames Dems for Lack of School Safety

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, speaks during a roundtable discussion hosted by Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott to address safety and security at Texas schools in the wake of the shooting at Santa Fe, in Austin, Texas, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Thursday's roundtable included victims, students, families and educators from the Santa Fe, Alpine and Sutherland Springs communities. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Ted Cruz (R-Texas) had strong words on the Senate floor regarding school safety. He put forth a school safety bill that was eventually blocked. It’s called The Securing Our Schools Act of 2022 and would have provided a $15 billion investment in school safety personnel, doubling the number of school resource officers. It would also invest $10 billion to hire 15,000 school-based mental health professionals. Cruz’s bill also wanted to increase the physical security of schools through grants.

In response to the bill’s failure, Cruz released a statement saying in part, “Democrats have one objective when a mass murder happens, and that is to take away the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.”


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