Police and other first responders rushed to the Houston-area home of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday evening after receiving an emergency call.
Though unconfirmed, it is believed that the emergency response was due to “self-inflicted” cuts and stabs involving one of the Republican senator’s two daughters, the Conservative Brief reported.
Apparent suicide attempt
Local ABC affiliate KTRK reported Tuesday night that personnel from Houston’s fire and police departments rushed to the senator’s home in the River Oaks neighborhood following an emergency call for assistance.
Per HPD, officers had responded to a call about a 14-year-old at the home “with self-inflicted stab wounds on the arms,” and the injured teen was transported to a hospital for treatment.
The police declined to either confirm or deny, however, whether that teen was a member of the Cruz family.
“This is a family matter,” Cruz’s office says
Local media outlet KHOU similarly reported Tuesday night that Houston police and emergency personnel had responded to a call about “self-inflicted cutting” at the River Oaks home of Sen. Cruz, who was in Washington D.C. at the time of the incident.
The police did not stick around long, though, as it was quickly determined that no actual crime had been committed.
As for the teen, the police confirmed that they had been transported to a hospital for treatment and while their condition was “unknown” at that time, they were nonetheless expected to be “OK.”
The outlet noted that Sen. Cruz’s office issued a statement about the incident that seemed to confirm that it was the senator’s 14-year-old daughter who had been the subject of the emergency call.
“This is a family matter, and thankfully their daughter is okay. There were no serious injuries. The family requests that the media respect their daughter’s privacy at this time,” a spokesperson for the Texas senator said.
Social media a stew of love and hate aimed at Cruz and his family
The incident at the senator’s home trended on social media for a time and, quite predictably, partisan leftist haters of the conservative politician grimly seized upon the opportunity to grotesquely launch personal attacks against Cruz and his family.
However, for all of the outpouring of disturbing hate aimed at Cruz, the Conservative Brief noted that he and his family were also blessed with an abundance of messages of love and support for him and his family and his daughter in particular.
Hopefully, the senator’s daughter really will be OK and suffered no serious injuries, and will receive any and all physical and mental support she may need as she recovers.
In the meantime, as Sen. Cruz continues to face unrelenting personal attacks from his ideological opponents, those who support the senator and believe in the power of positive thoughts and prayers should keep the senator and his family in mind in the coming days and weeks.