Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) received intense backlash for his relationship with the National Rifle Association following yet another mass shooting in Texas, this time at Santa Fe High School.
"Heidi and I are keeping all the students and faculty at Santa Fe High School in our prayers this morning, along with all first responders on the scene," Sen. Cruz tweeted after the shooting. "Please be safe and heed warnings from local officials."
"Prayers" were not an adequate response for many Twitter users, many of whom bashed Sen. Cruz in context of his reelection campaign against Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX).
Here are some of the best responses, many of which used strong language:
@SenTedCruz F*ck your prayers & thoughts! Stop taking money from the NRA & protect our children! I’m a Texan & it’s… https://t.co/gGrARj0duW— 💜 ⟭⟬ ᴮᴱ𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚢⁷ ⟬⟭ 🦋 (@💜 ⟭⟬ ᴮᴱ𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚢⁷ ⟬⟭ 🦋)1526656160.0
YOU are the problem. YOUR PRAYERS are NOT the solution. https://t.co/HhHLOTBNCf— Morgan J. Freeman (@Morgan J. Freeman)1526653567.0
You're not even giving them your thoughts anymore? They've been downgraded to just prayers now? https://t.co/1KJfqk426U— William LeGate 🇺🇸 (@William LeGate 🇺🇸)1526660963.0
@NorthTXBlue @SenTedCruz I'm voting Beto too— NEW IMAGE (@NEW IMAGE)1526660617.0
@SenTedCruz @tedcruz https://t.co/ykXgZSzgph— Jaclyn Corin (@Jaclyn Corin)1526660000.0
Fuck You and Fuck your prayers. You've taken more bribes from the killing machine lobby than any other member of Co… https://t.co/jjmiMvQHc5— Real Fake P0TUS (@Real Fake P0TUS)1526662822.0
@SenTedCruz You have taken nearly 400k in donations from the NRA. You are a disgusting hypocrite and you should be… https://t.co/wGUJabZHIT— Yung Fred (@Yung Fred)1526662898.0
Ted Cruz has an A+ NRA rating and took $75,450 from the NRA. He voted against universal background checks after t… https://t.co/eZfEYPgMX7— Denizcan James (@Denizcan James)1526657364.0
@SenTedCruz Sending thoughts and prayers that you don't get reelected.— Maureen Dunn (@Maureen Dunn)1526656488.0
fuck your prayers, ted https://t.co/fOe36wydlV— Ziad Ahmed (@Ziad Ahmed)1526659654.0
@SenTedCruz I am afraid that your thoughts and prayers have been proven to be very ineffective at washing all the b… https://t.co/odR0kgUo1S— Joshua Diego (@Joshua Diego)1526655546.0
Your prayers are bullshit. You worship a false version of Jesus who's fine with dead kids so long as your pockets f… https://t.co/Cv1ybGet3y— PAUL BLART STAN ACCOUNT, I WILL FIGHT YOU (@PAUL BLART STAN ACCOUNT, I WILL FIGHT YOU)1526658076.0
@SenTedCruz Dear Ted: So far 8 high students shot dead. You took $75,450 from the NRA. Divide by 8= $9,431 for each… https://t.co/tmnHtKiAqZ— STEVE MNUCHIN CAN'T DANCE (@STEVE MNUCHIN CAN'T DANCE)1526658253.0
There is nothing wrong about praying for victims & first responders at the school shooting at Santa Fe High School… https://t.co/caFfiUvS25— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1526661356.0
Watch Sen. Ted Cruz cook bacon with an AR-style rifle:
@SenTedCruz Take 1 min & share this video of Ted Cruz. He's using an AR-15 as a toy. Cruz is immature, irresponsi… https://t.co/tLsE7sSMSc— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇)1526661982.0