A woman apologized to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) at a town hall held in Houston Saturday, showing there may be the faintest bit of hope for American politics after all.
A woman who works as a history teacher told Cruz, “I actually wanted to apologize real quick. Online I called you a coward,” she said, adding that used a hashtag online, “#cruzthecoward”, to criticize the lawmaker.
Cruz is used to being abused online, especially during the 2016 campaign, but rarely does he get the pleasure of an apology afterward.
The history teacher launched into an anecdote about Thomas Jefferson and John Adams overcoming political differences, and urged the Texas Senator to promote his town halls on social media better. “I would love to see you come out more,” she said. “I also want to thank you, you’re not a coward.”
She also sees a commonality with Senator Cruz, in that they both are “anchor babies.”
“You and I have so much in common. People question your citizenship. I’m an anchor baby. Both my parents were immigrants. People would say that we’re not American,” she said, adding urging Americans to realize “we have more in common than we don’t have in common.”
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