Cruz clashes with Murphy on school safety, says if Dem ‘just shut his mouth’ both their bills would be law

A pair of senators clashed on the Senate floor Wednesday over a school safety bill, with the Republican senator quipping if the Democrat “just shut his mouth,” then both of their measures would be law.

Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., got into a heated exchange over the Texas senator’s bill after the Connecticut senator objected to Cruz’s movement to bring his bill, the Securing Our Schools Act of 2022, up for a vote.

“What we just saw on this floor was stunning. I am genuinely at a loss for words,” Cruz said. “This bill is common sense.

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