An Austin woman put Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on the spot Tuesday evening, asking him to prove he is human with a DNA test.
YouTube user Tammy Talpas posted the video on the website Wednesday. The video shows a woman, who Talpas purports to be, confronting the senator about what appears to be his stances on repealing and replacing Obamacare.
“I’m a woman over 50 who, as of February 7th, has seven active pre-existing conditions. I’m not counting being female and a survivor of abuse. I purchase my individual policy on the Health Insurance Exchange. If you force me into a high-risk pool, you will either bankrupt me or kill me. I take your threats of medical aggression personally and seriously; and I can assure you, I’m not the only Texan who does,” the woman said to Cruz.
“My question is: Will you pledge to submit to a DNA test, to prove that you’re human?” She asked.
Cruz politely thanked the woman for her question then continued to refuse to engage with her question.
Woman in Austin last night apparently asked Cruz to "pledge to submit to a DNA test to prove that you're human."
Cruz: "Well, m'am, thank you for that, & 1 of the great things about our democratic system is we can treat each other w/ respect & civility."https://t.co/5kymMYYM1l
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) April 4, 2018
The senator was one of the loudest voices in the Senate that called for repealing Obamacare in 2017. It was one of the senator’s top campaign promises in the 2016 presidential election.