This woman confronted Ted Cruz about his continued efforts to take away her Obamacare. Then she asked him to make a commitment to take a DNA test to prove that he’s human. It’s a legitimate ask.
On Tuesday night, a Texas woman uploaded a great video to YouTube of her conversation with Republican Senator Ted Cruz. And she asked him the question that I have wanted to ask Cruz for years.
In the clip, a woman who identifies herself as Tammy Talpas confronts Ted Cruz to his face at an Austin event about his efforts to take health care away from her and millions of Americans. Reading from her prepared notes, Talpas tells Cruz that she has multiple preexisting conditions and would be bankrupt or killed if she is forced into Cruz’s high risk pool.
Then she looked up at him and asked, “Will you pledge to submit to a DNA test to prove that you’re human?”
Cruz, being his normal smarmy self, replied,
“Well ma’am, thank you for that. And one of the great things about our democratic system is we can treat each other with respect and civility.”
I applaud this brave woman for speaking truth to power. And I’d say that asking Ted Cruz if he’s actually human is a legitimate question, given his positions.
This video was first noted by Patrick Svitek, a reporter at the Texas Tribune.
Woman in Austin last night apparently asked Cruz to "pledge to submit to a DNA test to prove that you're human."
Cruz: "Well, m'am, thank you for that, & 1 of the great things about our democratic system is we can treat each other w/ respect & civility."https://t.co/5kymMYYM1l
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 4, 2018