Sen Ted. Cruz Cheers Salon Owner Who Violated Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s Stay-At-Home Order, Placed Lives At Risk
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is supporting salon owner Shelley Luther who violated Texas Gov.Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home order and a cease-and-desist order from Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins (VIDEO BELOW).
Dallas County State District Judge Eric Moye sentenced Luther to seven days in jail and a fine of $7,000 for civil contempt, but offered to let Luther go free if she closed her salon until Gov. Abbott’s order is lifted on May 8, but she chose jail instead, notes KTVT.
Luther ignored her willful choice to violate health orders and place others at risk of the deadly coronavirus: “I have to disagree with you when you say that I’m selfish, because feeding my kids is not selfish,” reports WOAI.
Luther also falsely claimed that Judge Moye believed the law was important than feeding kids, who are eligible for food stamps under state and federal laws. Luther apparently failed to realize her salon would be closed by the court either way.
The judge told Shelley Luther she— Andrea Lucia (@CBS11Andrea) May 5, 2020
could avoid jail time if she apologized, admitted she was wrong, and agreed to close her hair salon until it was allowed to open.
This is her response…@CBSDFW pic.twitter.com/1phdNUsLme
Cruz ignored Luther’s violation of Gov. Abbott’s health order, and tried to pretend on Twitter that Luther was being jailed “for cutting hair.”
7 days in jail for cutting hair?? This is NUTS. And government officials don’t get to order citizens to apologize to them for daring to earn a living. https://t.co/3rulRlN0gE— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 6, 2020