CBS News: Sen. Ted Cruz applauds citizen who confronted gunman

News|11.6.17

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz says the “bravery and courage” of a citizen who shot back at the gunman in the Texas church attack should be celebrated. Cruz spoke to reporters Monday after talking to law enforcement officials and visiting the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs.

When a reporter asked Cruz about gun control, he noted the recent terrorist attack with a truck in New York and said “Evil is evil.” He then lauded the “ordinary citizen” who engaged the gunman.

Cruz said that law enforcement officers showed him where the citizen hid behind a car and took incoming shots from the gunman. Cruz said he asked law enforcement what would have happened if the citizen had not used his own gun to confront Kelley. Cruz said they responded that the death toll would have been higher.