U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Texas-Rep) just couldn’t let anti-Second Amendment fanatic Gregg Popovich get off easy after the San Antonio Spurs’ basketball coach showed his utter disdain for the American people. The loud-mouthed coach enjoys the benefit of armed security at NBA games, but he doesn’t believe U.S. citizens deserve the right to protect themselves.
Just about every time there’s a horrific shooting spree, Popovich trots out his tiresome, ignorant anti-gun rant. Sen. Cruz shot him down on his “Verdict with Ted Cruz” podcast.
On Easter Sunday, Popovich met with the press, but not to discuss solutions for straightening out the second-worst team in the NBA. It was to trash Second Amendment supporters like Cong. Jim Jordan, Senator Marsha Blackburn and others working to assure that law-abiding Americans have the right to arm and defend themselves. Anti-gun nuts draw huge, left-wing followers when they spew garbage like Popovich did Sunday:
“But they’re going to cloak all this stuff [in] the myth of the Second Amendment, the freedom. You know, it’s just a myth. It’s a joke. It’s just a game they play. I mean, that’s freedom. Is it freedom for kids to go to school and try to socialize and try to learn and be scared to death that they might die that day?”
Senator Cruz said Popovich’s rhetoric offers proof that a lot of sports institutions “don’t really like their fans very much, don’t really like their customers, don’t respect their customers, that look down on them.”
Popovich typifies the rich athletes and coaches who “hypocritically disdain their fans and customers and who lecture them almost inevitably from a point of ignorance. So, Gregg Popovich is telling you that ‘It’s a myth that the Second Amendment protects your rights. It’s a myth that the Second Amendment protects your freedoms.’”
It’s perfectly fine for Popovich to benefit from armed security at NBA games while crusading against U.S. citizens and the Second Amendment. Yet he, athletes and coaches and Hollywood at liberals with armed bodyguards look down their noses at the “little people” who should not have the right to defend their families. “Unfortunately, that kind of condescension is all too common,” Cruz said.
The conservative senator also guaranteed that if police officers were pulled from Popovich’s detail and his neighborhood, “he’d be horrified.” There’s also a political talking point that if you want to keep our kids safe, police officers are not going to do anything to help. “That’s just weird. And it’s stupid. And it’s counterfactual,” Cruz commented.
And that’s Popovich for you, with his long history of anti-Second Amendment screeching. Not surprisingly, he never offers any concrete solutions to violence or the mental health issues behind so much of it.