(PresidentialWire.Com)- Republican Senator for Texas, Ted Cruz, took a flight to Dallas, Texas on Friday to meet the salon owner who was recently freed from jail after being sentenced to seven days locked up for opening her business against lockdown guidelines. Cruz arrived at Salon A’La Mode for a haircut from Shelley Luther, the hairdresser who hit national headlines when she refused to apologize for opening her business and allowing her staff to earn money.
A judge told Shelley Luther, the salon owner who opened her business in defiance of the governor’s orders, that she had the option to avoid jail time if she admitted to the government she was “wrong” and “selfish” for opening.
Here is her response:pic.twitter.com/s5SM2XKYSq
— Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) May 5, 2020
Luther spoke for the nation when she told the judge that she would not apologize for her actions or admit that they were selfish.
“Judge, I would like to say that I have much respect for this court and laws, and that I’ve never been in this position before, and it’s not someplace that I want to be,” Luther explained during court proceedings. “But I have to disagree with you, sir, when you say that I’m selfish. Because feeding my kids is not selfish.”
Luther went on to explain how she has hairstylists, who are employed in her salon, who are going hungry “because they’d rather feed their kids.”
“So sir, if you think the law is more important than kids getting fed, then please go ahead with your decision, but I am not going to shut the salon,” she added.
Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail, but just a day later, the decision was reversed after much public outcry.
#NEW @SenTedCruz just arrived at Salon A’ La Mode in Dallas to get his 1st haircut in 3 months. Owner Shelley Luther was released from jail yesterday. The case has become a rallying cry for conservatives. @realDonaldTrump & @GovAbbott discussed it too. https://t.co/fSZZgIvqgr pic.twitter.com/AZfJtgfGZI
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) May 8, 2020
Cruz arrived at the Salon A’La Mode on Friday, May 8 to get his first haircut in three months, and gave a press conference in which he expressed his support for Luther and the reopening of salons across the state.