In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) outlined the hypocrisy of anti-gun movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has cashed in on countless films depicting graphic gun violence. Weinstein revealed earlier this week that he is making a "big movie" featuring Meryl Streep that will make the National Rifle Association "wish they weren't alive."
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, arrives at the Capitol as the Senate votes to approve a $1.1 trillion spending package, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the likelihood of an election-year government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
"The Hollywood liberal elites, they have their view of things," Cruz said with a grin after watching a montage of violent scenes from Weinstein films.
The Texas Republican referenced a scene in "Kill Bill," saying "you don't see people wanting to ban knives."
And though Weinstein has high hopes for his anti-gun movie, Cruz said "left-wing propaganda films" rarely do well at the box office and essentially predicted that the project would be a flop.
It has been reported that Weinstein, like many Hollywood elites, utilizes a security detail to keep him safe -- which is perfectly reasonable. However, Cruz argued elites, like Weinstein, want the "single mom who lives in the inner city" to be unarmed and unprepared to defend herself from serious threats.
"That's not a message the American people agree with. We have a right to protect ourselves, it’s protected in the Constitution. And even if liberal Hollywood types want to take it away, it isn’t going anywhere," Cruz said of the Second Amendment.
Van Susteren went on to call Weinstein's hypocrisy the "death of shame."
Watch the interview via "On the Record" here: