Were GOP Gala Attendees Trying to Be Rude to Cruz?
The scene as Cruz speaks at NYC GOP Gala pic.twitter.com/Pwx8I0Ci25
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) April 15, 2016
A number of attendees at last night's Republican gala in New York didn't seem very taken with Ted Cruz.
Video shows attendees milling about the room and conversing as the Texas senator delivered his stump speech.
A couple of audience members also remarked on how all the chatter and clatter drowned Cruz out.
— Todd J. Gillman (@toddgillman) April 15, 2016
To get an idea of how hard it is to hear Cruz at this NY GOP dinner pic.twitter.com/0r7XckAXmB
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) April 15, 2016
Was the crowd deliberately disrespecting Cruz, or were they simply restless and hungry?
Cruz Campaign National Chairman Chad Sweet said on "Risk & Reward" that there was "no disrespect at all."
"At the end of the day, there were many in the audience who clapped and applauded at Senator Cruz's message."
Sweet said that one of the messages Cruz was trying to deliver was that the "liberal values of the 'Big Government' Democrats of New York have been taxing to death the hardworking men and women of that state."