This Is How Sen. Ted Cruz Handles Hecklers

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was heckled during an anti-Obamacare event in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday night. As the senator addressed the crowd, a pair of individuals began chanting: “You have health care, so can we!”

However, Cruz didn’t criticize them or ignore them. Instead, the Texas Republican thanked the men for “sharing” their views and noted the importance of the First Amendment. He later agreed with them – sort of.

The men were eventually drowned out by the crowd’s chants of “USA!”

DALLAS, TX – AUGUST 20: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a town hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action For America at the Hilton Anatole on August 20, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Cruz is staging events across Texas sharing his plan to defund U.S. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Credit: Getty Images

“Number one, I agree with them,” Cruz went on to say of the two hecklers. “They should have health care, and Obamacare is causing more and more people struggling to climb the economic ladder to lose their health care.”

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The Dallas town hall, hosted by Heritage Action for America, was intended to rally support in the upcoming effort to defund Obamacare in the U.S. Senate. President of the Heritage Foundation and former Sen. Jim DeMint also attended.

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