Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to be leaving Montana on Sunday when he had a conflict with an airline employee, a video posted to Reddit said. Cruz was flying out of Bozeman International Airport when he was angered by something not identified in the video and police were called to intervene.
Raw Story reporter Bob Brigham confirmed that this is Bozeman airport. He also explained that there are frequently Republican fundraisers at the Yellowstone Club and Big Sky. It's nearing the weekend of Spring Break, so it's possible that flights were full or the weather stopped some flights out of the city.
He appeared to be wearing his signature grey mask with the condom-shaped cannon on it reading, "Come and take it."
Many flocked to ridicule Cruz for the encounter, with some referencing his flight to Cancún, saying that because it was snowing in Bozeman he was fleeing the area.
Even former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann had a jab at Cruz.
Raw Story has reached out to Cruz to confirm if it was him in the video and what the problem was at the airport.
"One of our Public Safety Officers (PSO) was in the ticket lobby and was asked to assist with a frustrated passenger at the United ticket counter (which is not unusual)," said Scott Humphrey, a deputy director of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, in an interview with the DailyMail. "The passenger had missed the check-in window for his flight and re-booking options were limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break."
The report also stated that the officer didn't know he was dealing with Sen. Cruz until after the fact.
See the video and responses to it below:
So @TedCruz was apparently so out-of-control abusive to airline staff at the airport in Bozeman, Montana, that law enforcement had to get involved.\n\nIt must've been snowing. Video here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bozeman/comments/tirgtl/ted_cruz_accosting_airline_employees_today_at_bzn/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/NCsf85Fbm6— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann) 1647813447
LOL - no love lost for @tedcruz at BZN in Bozeman, Montana. Go home CancunCruz. You\u2019re not special here.pic.twitter.com/aUoJ9Wobuk— Jody Willson Palmer (@Jody Willson Palmer) 1647822895
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