A crowd at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Sunday confronted Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump considering labeling antifa a terrorist organization Buttigieg momentum slows after swift rise Conservative journalist Andy Ngo says assault involving Antifa resulted in brain injury MORE (R-Texas) with chants of “free the children,” a reference to migrant detention centers, as he waited on his luggage.
Cruz can be seen in video posted to Twitter smiling, shaking a few hands and even taking pictures with some fellow travelers as the group chanted.
Cruz has been a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSharpton: Trump has 'particular venom' for blacks, people of color Trump signs 9/11 compensation fund bill alongside first responders Trump continues assault on Fed: It 'has made all of the wrong moves' MORE’s policies to increase security along the U.S.-Mexico border, which has included an increasing number of migrants, including thousands of children, held in government detention.
The two-term senator has also had some outside-the-box immigration ideas of his own, such as using the assets seized from Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, commonly known as “El Chapo,” to fund a southern border wall.
The incident at LAX is not the first time Cruz has been confronted in public.
He was run out of a restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year over his support of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughRuth Bader Ginsburg defends conservative Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Republicans' cognitive dissonance about Congress Mueller testimony draws nearly 13 million viewers, less than other high-profile hearings MORE.