Speaking on the Jan. 14th broadcast of Meet the Press, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) openly accused President Obama exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre for partisan political gain.
Cruz said, “Within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown, the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to partisans, designed to appeal to his political partisans”.
Addressing President Obama's gun control agenda, Cruz said, "(The proposed executive orders) would done zero to prevent the crime in Newtown. Number two, many of the proposals are contrary to the constitutional protections of the Second amendment and number three, they won't work."
Cruz elaborated by saying, "This is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime, this is designed to assuage liberal partisans who want to push gun control".