Mariachi Band Holds Protest Outside Senator Ted Cruz's Houston Home

A group of protesters, including a mariachi band, gathered outside Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s home in Houston on February 21, as the state continued to deal with the fallout from brutal winter storms and power cuts.

This clip shows the band playing outside Cruz’s home.

Last week, Cruz had been criticized for flying to Cancun while Texas endured the severe weather, which left millions without power and killed around 70 people. Credit: Elton Edwards via Storyful

Video Transcript

[MARIACHI MUSIC]

- [SINGING IN SPANISH]

[WHISTLE]

- [SINGING IN SPANISH]

Hey!

[CHEERING]

[MARIACHI MUSIC]

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- Oh, get over yourself.

- [INAUDIBLE] get off the road.

- I think they're [INAUDIBLE] in their cars. But that matters more apparently than [INAUDIBLE].

- [INAUDIBLE], oh, sweetie, do you want to take a picture?

- Yes.

- OK.

- [INAUDIBLE] picture [INAUDIBLE].

- Oh, yes, yes, yes.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- Need somebody to help.

- Oh, yes, of course. Anybody else need me to take a picture? Yeah, OK.

- [INAUDIBLE], if you take one, would you send it to us?

- Yeah, of course. Oh wait, rotate your phone, OK. How do I do-- I don't know these phones.

- Hm.

- I don't know how to do this phone. Oh, it's live. Is it supposed to be live?

- Uh--

- Is it supposed to be live? Oh, wait.

- Oh, never mind. Sorry about that. I--

- Well, there will be pictures for somebody later on.

- Hard to get everybody in.

- Yeah, we need [INAUDIBLE].

- Will you hold this phone while I take a picture with my phone? I'm sorry it's live still.

- You're good. Don't worry about it.

- And there's going to be me talking annoyingly.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- [INAUDIBLE] take one with your phone, [INAUDIBLE]?

- Still there?

- Yes.

- I hope that's what he was intending.

- [INAUDIBLE] .

- Cruz out now!

- Cruz out now!

- Woo!

- Smash white supremacy!

- Smash white supremacy!

- All power to the people!

- All power to the people!

- Never again to fascism.

- Never again to fascism.

- Woo!

- All right!

- 20 people watching, we must be doing something right.

- It was on live. I don't know if that was what I was supposed to be doing, but I--

- Appreciate it. That's fine.

[INTERPOSING VOICES]