HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined President Trump in his meeting with families and students of Santa Fe High School.
“It was an honor to join President Trump to visit with the families, students, and faculty of Santa Fe High School today,” Sen. Cruz said. “In the face of unspeakable evil, the Santa Fe community is standing strong, and continues to demonstrate tremendous resolve. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and the Administration to put an end to these heinous crimes and to provide safer school environments for our students.”
Several news outlets covered Sen. Cruz’s participation. Selected news coverage is below.
“President Donald Trump has arrived in Houston to meet with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Air Force One landed at Ellington Field at 10:47 a.m. Thursday. The president walked onto the tarmac to loud cheers before heading into the hangar with state leaders including Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz and Attorney General Ken Paxton. According to Congressman Randy Weber, Trump will meet the families inside the hangar.”
Houston Chronicle: Donald Trump makes first trip to Houston since Santa Fe shooting
“President Donald Trump met with dozens of community leaders from Sante Fe on Thursday on his first visit to the region since the mass shooting that took the lives of 10 people and injured another 13. […] It marks Trump’s 2nd visit to Houston and his 5th to Texas since he became President. As he arrived, Trump was greeted as he stepped off Air Force One by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, among others.”
“President Donald Trump began a trip to Texas on Thursday by meeting privately with families of some of the 10 people killed in a school shooting this month. A White House spokesman said Trump was “moved” by the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School, which left eight students and two substitute teachers dead. A student faces capital murder charges in the attack. […] Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans, greeted Trump on the tarmac after he stepped off of Air Force One at a military base in Houston. Abbott joined Trump for the short ride in the presidential limousine to a Coast Guard hangar where the meeting was taking place. Trump was then scheduled to attend several political events in Houston and Dallas.”