During a meeting between Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., and Bronx ministers, RodStarz of Rebel Diaz presented Cruz with questions on his anti-immigrant stance.
“Senator Cruz, why do you come to the Bronx, an immigrant community, with such an anti-immigrant stance,” RodStarz asked as Ted Cruz entered a restaurant in the Bronx, this week.
In response, Cruz offered a swift and vague response, stating “We’re a country of immigrants, sir.”
Prior to Cruz’s arrival, RodStarz, who was at the event as a rep for the news outlet TeleSur, also confronted Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. on his decision to welcome Cruz to the Bronx.
“Why do you bring a guy that doesn’t support climate change? That says climate change doesn’t exist,” the Rebel Diaz member said. “When we’re on the front lines of environmental racism. You talk about a community of immigrants. Why are you bringing someone with the strongest anti-immigrant stance…Why are you bringing someone who’s anti-immigrant into an immigrant community?”
Senator Diaz simply responded by asking who invited the rapper to the meeting.
Cruz’s visit to the Bronx was unsurprisingly short-lived. A visit to the Lighthouse Charter School in the New York City borough was canceled upon receiving word that students were organizing a walk-out.
Video of RodStarz confronting Ted Cruz, can be found below.