Crowd confronts Cruz at LAX with 'free the children' chants
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A crowd at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Sunday confronted Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz trade jabs over COVID-19 relief: People 'going hungry as you tweet from' vacation McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol MORE (R-Texas) with chants of “free the children,” a reference to migrant detention centers, as he waited on his luggage.

Cruz can be seen in video posted to Twitter smiling, shaking a few hands and even taking pictures with some fellow travelers as the group chanted.

The Hill has reached out to Cruz’s office for comment.


Cruz has been a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE’s policies to increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border, which has included an increasing number of migrants, including thousands of children, held in government detention.

The two-term senator has also had some outside-the-box immigration ideas of his own, such as using the assets seized from Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, commonly known as “El Chapo,” to fund a southern border wall.

The incident at LAX is not the first time Cruz has been confronted in public.

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