A Texas woman at campaign event for Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday demanded the GOP Congressman “submit to an DNA test to prove that [he’s] human” in remarkable exchange captured by Texas Tribune reporter Patrick Svitek.
“I’m a woman over 50, who (as of February 7th) has seven active pre-existing conditions,” the woman tells Cruz. “I’m not counting being female, and a survivor of abuse. I purchase my individual policy on the Health Insurance Exchange. If you force me into a high-risk pool, you will either bankrupt me or kill me. I take your threats of medical aggression personally and seriously; and I can assure you, I’m not the only Texan who does.”
“My question is: Will you pledge to submit to a DNA test, to prove that you’re human?” she asked.
Cruz replied that “one of the great things about our democratic system is that we can treat each other with respect and civility,” prompting the woman to demand an answer from her representative.
“Is that a yes or a no?:
“Ma’am, if you want to engage in insults, that’s your prerogative, but I’m not going to reciprocate.”
“It’s a yes-or-no question,” she replied.
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