OREGON - On Monday Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed armed protesters who have taken over a federal building at a wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Cruz is urging them to lay down their arms immediately. We have posted the video below.
Speaking to reporters Cruz said:
“Every one of us has a constitutional right to protest, to speak our minds, but we don't have a constitutional right to use force and violence and to threaten force and violence on others,” he said. “And so it is our hope that the protesters there will stand down peaceably, that there will not be a violent confrontation.”