Ted Cruz’s 2nd Amendment rally Tuesday in Hudson, New Hampshire began on a discordant note as two men separately interrupted the beginning of his remarks. Cruz was as surprised as the rest of the crowd, not initially realizing what was going on but keeping cool as he figured it out.
As Cruz declared “it’s a beautiful day in New Hampshire” a man walked up the steps and joined Cruz, looking for all the world like he belonged there. Cruz stood, listening as the man thanked the crowd and announced that he was from “Arm America.” What seemed perhaps off-script but okay suddenly veered off as the intruder asked “[w]hat made everyone so weird and sad that they had to come out here?” As the man then asked “[w]hy is everyone so excited about guns? [t]hey kill people” his ruse became apparent and Cruz moved to get him off the stage. A second, less successful, attempt at interruption came a moment later.
Here’s how it went: