Today was the day Shelley Luther and other hair salon owners in the great state of Texas were able to get back to work serving their clients. Senator Ted Cruz was among the first to show up at Luther’s salon for a haircut, as Fox News reports:
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz showed his support for recently jailed stylist Shelley Luther by getting a haircut at her now controversial Salon à la Mode.
“We’re thrilled to be with you and know the whole State of Texas is standing with you, so thank you for your courage,” Cruz told Luther.
Cruz told Luther he hasn’t had a hair cut in about three months, and that his wife Heidi even warned he would “start bringing mullets back,” if he didn’t do something soon.
At one point during his visit, Luther started crying, thanking Cruz for his support, “When people reach out with true authenticity, it’s huge,” she said.
Luther told CBS 11 News, “It’s a nice gesture. His family actually called my boyfriend and prayed for him for 20 minutes while I was in jail. To me that’s not political… that’s just really nice people reaching out and making sure that our family is okay.”
Cruz’s trip to Luther’s salon, and his haircut, was livestreamed by local news outlets:
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) May 8, 2020
Here’s video of Cruz getting his hair cut, and speaking out afterwards about how Luther should have never been arrested and certainly not forced to either apologize or face jail time and a fine simply because she needed to get back to work to provide for her family:
— Jack Fink (@cbs11jack) May 8, 2020
As I wrote this morning, the Shelley Luther case is one of the more egregious examples of snitch/police/judicial system overreach, so it’s nice to see she ultimately was victorious thanks to Texas leaders like Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney Gen. Ken Paxton, Cruz, and Average Janes and Joes all around the country who rallied to her defense.