Montana Airport Calls the Cops on Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got into a confrontation with employees of a Montana airport which grew so heated that law enforcement had to get involved, a new video showed on Sunday. 

Cruz was spotted at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport shortly after noon on Sunday, apparently irritated by missing his flight, according to the Reddit user who first shared the short clip.

A representative for the airport confirmed to DailyMail.com that a ‘frustrated’ Cruz had missed the check-in window for his flight, and that re-booking options were ‘limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break.’ 

Cruz managed to rebook and depart later that evening, Bozeman airport deputy director Scott Humphrey said.  

It’s not clear what Cruz or the airport employees were saying in the short clip. The Texas Republican had been wearing a mask, in compliance with federal COVID-19 guidelines.   

The 23-second video, which appears to be taken from behind the employee desk of the main airport foyer, shows Cruz vigorously nodding his head in visible annoyance. His mouth is covered by a mask that says ‘Come and take it’ in reference to the Second Amendment. 

He’s shown to be facing off with two female employees in the first half of the clip. They’re then replaced by a single male law enforcement officer.   

Bozeman’s deputy director told DailyMail.com that the officer speaking with Cruz had no idea who he was until after the incident was over.

‘One of our Public Safety Officers (PSO) was in the ticket lobby and was asked to assist with a frustrated passenger at the United ticket counter (which is not unusual). The passenger had missed the check-in window for his flight and re-booking options were limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break,’ Humphrey said. 

‘Once travel options were explained to the passenger, he was rebooked and departed Bozeman later that evening. Our PSO didn’t realize he was dealing with Senator Cruz until after the fact. If you need more information, please contact United Airlines.’

The lawmaker was due back in Washington on Monday for the Senate Judiciary Committee’s multi-day confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. 

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Cruz has yet to comment on the incident. DailyMail.com has reached out to his office for comment. 

It’s not clear why the senator was in Bozeman for the weekend, but Raw Story, which first reported on the video, noted that the city frequently plays host to GOP fundraisers and other events. 

Cruz was ridiculed online after the incident, which was compared to his infamous attempt to escape to Cancun, Mexico while millions of his constituents in Texas were stuck without electricity amid historic low winter temperatures. 

The senator and his wife Heidi were seen boarding a flight to the tropical destination in February of last year, during Texas’ deadly power crisis. 

The swift and severe backlash prompted Cruz to release a statement claiming he flew to Mexico to be a ‘good dad’ to his daughters and would be returning the next day — though it’s not clear if he intended to stay longer.

‘Ted Cruz is flipping out in a Montana airport, probably because he’s not in Cancun’s more spacious, warm airport,’ journalist and political commentator Grant Stern quipped on Twitter Monday. 

Sports commentator Keith Olbermann bashed Cruz for being ‘abusive’ to airport staff.

‘So @TedCruz was apparently so out-of-control abusive to airline staff at the airport in Bozeman, Montana, that law enforcement had to get involved,’ Olbermann said on Twitter.

Referencing Cruz’s brief Cancun getaway, he added: ‘It must’ve been snowing.’

But those were not the only times the Texas senator made headlines related to the airline industry. 

Earlier this year Cruz was mocked for a bizarre claim that his opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates earned him ‘hugs’ from airplane staff and even captains every time he flew somewhere. 

‘Almost without exception, every time I’m on an airplane, either the captain or a flight attendant will come up to me, will hug me and say, “Thank you for fighting for us”,’ the Republican lawmaker said on March 9.

It’s not clear if he got any hugs on his evening flight from Montana to Washington on Sunday. 

13 comments

  • YOU CAN’T LOSE WITH CRUZ.

  • No biased reporting here. Wow. How about trying to get the whole story. I’ve been screwed over by airlines several times.

  • Well it proves that Cruz uses public transportation when he goes somewhere instead of private planes like the other Senators do, i.e. Pigoski, Biden, Kamala, and some other Senators/|House memebers. And to top it off, he was trying to get back because the voting was taking place the next morning and he is one that does not just ignore voting like the Squad that took a trip so they didn’t have to vote. SHOULD HAVE A RULE THAT EVERYONE HAS TO VOTE, NO SLACKING

  • He didn’t use “do you know who I am!!!!

  • VIETNAM VET 67-68

    Democrats or should i say Communists for the last 30 years have been the biggest assholes to working class people than any Republican !! But since they own the majority of tv, radio and newspapers you will never hear about these vile disgusting communists !! Just look at what they have done to America in 16 months !! vietnam vet 67-68

    • Welcome Home Brother,,,,I;m class of 68 too. (Army Combat Engineer all over the central Highlands,,,,Numba Hukin Tien)

      And the NWO Marxist (AKA democrat) party is nothing at all like the old Truman/Kennedy Democrats. – They are pure commies all the way now. Time to bring back the HUAC.

  • Yo man where’s your fur.

  • I’ve run into some Nazi-like security personnel at airport checkpoints that are definitely on a power trip. I have actually witnessed one of them remove the machine gun from a collectible GI Joe. I swear to the Lord that is true.

  • I am on the side of Sen Cruz. Years ago it was really fun & enjoyable to fly. Not any more. I flew from Knoxville to NJ. It tool less then 2 hours. Same fly coming back to Knoxville took 14 hours. They kept telling us our plane was stuck in Vermont. After 30 years of flying,,,,,,no more.

  • Sorry that he had to endure that but at least he’s using the SAME transportation that we do with the exception of the Disgusting Democrats who SCREAM about “Climate Change” but have those gas-guzzling PRIVATE JETS to go anywhere they feel like going to (and having us citizens paying for their fuel) and ESCAPING from what they are supposed to do in Washington…Ted actually VOTES while the others (Squad, Nancy, etc) leave to try and prevent a vote from taking place on something that would HELP us voters.

  • Anne On A Mouse

    I guess the Dems will never know the frustration of missing a check-in time, since they’re so darn special they get to use private transportation – at OUR expense. Even the Green Hypocrites..

    • So he was seen looking annoyed and shaking his head at an airport, like everyone else on the planet has at one time or another. Not asking for special treatment, not demanding anything, not using taxpayer dollars for private transportation like rules for thee but not for me democrats. Yet a site that goes on absurdly calling itself ‘Real deal’ news goes right along with the rest of the one sided, pandering, outrageously biased ‘media’ and desperately tries to demonize him over this nothing ‘incident’ by using phrases like he ‘faced off’ with two female employees and examples provided by other extremely biased people who hate him, although they go on absurdly insisting they ‘fight hate’ because they’re bigger frauds than you are.
      You know just calling yourself real deal doesn’t make what you report real right?

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