In several clips of the incident circulating on social media, the two men are seen discussing the case, with Hernandez growing increasingly emotional and frustrated.
Cruz can be heard saying in the clips reported by Fox News, “Background checks can’t stop the shooter.” “Do you know what it could be? The bill I brought.”
Hernandez quickly replies: “We can make it hard for the people of this country to get weapons, sir.” “You know it, but you’re standing here, you’re standing in the NRA convention. It’s hard to stop gun violence when there are more guns out there.”