Leftist San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich found himself in hot water as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) turned his sights to the coach this past week after Popovich made the claim that the entire Second Amendment was just a “myth.”
Popovich issued these comments seemingly in response to a new legislative proposal put forth by Cruz seeking to harden schools by providing more armed security.
“They’re going to cloak all this stuff [in] the myth of the Second Amendment, the freedom,” stated Popovich. “You know, it’s just a myth. It’s a joke. It’s just a game they play. I mean, that’s freedom.”
Cruz issued a response to the statements on a segment of his podcast “Verdict” alongside co-host Ben Ferguson, stating, “We’ve seen for a long time that there are a lot of institutions in sports that don’t really like their fans very much.”
“You see this at the NBA, you see at the NFL, these incredibly rich athletes who hypocritically disdain their fans and customers, and who lecture them almost inevitably from a point of ignorance,” stated Cruz, who went on to add: “For some reason, the protection that is suitable to ultra-wealthy, Left-Wing athletes is not suitable for our children. They deserve less protection.”
Liberal professional athletes, the coaches, and Hollywood elites are all surrounded by armed security.
But the Left doesn’t believe YOU have the right to defend yourself and keep your family safe.
It’s hypocritical and condescending. #Verdict
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 12, 2023
Cruz stood in staunch defense of the Second Amendment while advocating for additional school safety while giving a highly impassioned speech on the Senate floor near the end of last month while Democrats tried to sound the call to pass gun control in the wake of the recent events regarding the Nashville shooting.
Cruz made the comments defending the Second Amendment as he brought forth two pieces of legislation once again — the Securing Our Schools Act and the Protect Our Children’s Schools Act — as a means to assist in school security and increase overall access to mental health treatments for students.
Protecting kids in schools has been at the head of Cruz’s list while he has worked in the U.S. Senate and this can be seen in a large number of other pieces of legislation that he has elected to put forth on this same issue, including the Safe Kids, Safe Schools, Safe Communities Act of 2022 and the Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act.