Ted Cruz calm and cool as protesters bombard him at airport chanting: ‘Free the children!’

Sen. Ted Cruz remained unruffled at Los Angeles International Airport when he found himself surrounded by rude, chanting liberals.

The casually dressed Texas Republican was waiting in the airport Sunday when he was recognized by angry immigration protesters who began to berate him over the issues at the southern U.S. border.

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In video footage, Cruz does not appear to get angry but allows the crowd to converge, yelling different phrases and pulling out their cell phone cameras to document his every move. Cruz occasionally shook his head but appeared unfazed as he occasionally smiled.

“Americans will not be silenced,” one protester shouted, prompting a group effort of chanting “free the children!”

Amid the din, it seemed there was a fan who braved the crowd to get a photo with the senator. But even them the “tolerant” liberals attempted to block the photo by rudely stepping in front of Cruz. The man taking the photo seemed to briefly yell at those who tried to ruin the photo-op.

“He’s with his family at the airport. Come on,” Ainsley Earhardt reacted on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, giving Cruz credit for the way he handled the situation without escalating it.

(Video: Fox News)

“I wonder how many people there, chanting extemporaneously, have an answer to 65,000 unaccompanied minors who come through the border?” co-host Brian Kilmeade asked.

“I wonder how many people at that airport waiting for their $500 or $5,000 flight know what to do with 130,000 people storming a border,” he said, adding that “it’s easy to sit back and judge.”

Cruz exuded civility before in the face of protesters who accosted him at the airport over his support of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Cruz and his wife were forced to leave a Washington, D.C. restaurant last September when a group protesting over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh shouted as the couple entered the restaurant and approached their table, repeatedly shouting, “We believe survivors!”

The Texas senator has repeatedly shown restraint in the face of harassment and was applauded for his cool demeanor during Monday’s incident in Los Angeles. Twitter users were sure to call out the disrespectful grandstanding by protesters.


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