Friday, May 8, 2020

Cruz gets a haircut from Salon Á la Mode, a day after owner Shelley Luther was released from jail

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🔴🔴TEXAS STRONG🔴🔴 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) @sentedcruz on Friday got a haircut at the salon of the Dallas business owner who was fined and jailed this week for reopening in violation of the state’s restrictions. Cruz received a haircut from Salon Á la Mode, just one day after owner Shelley Luther was released from jail at the ultimate direction of the Texas Supreme Court. “Hair salons & barbershops are open in TX today. Just got my hair cut for first time in 3 months at Salon ALa Mode to support Shelley Luther, who was wrongly imprisoned when she refused to apologize for trying to earn a living,” Cruz said on Friday. “Glad Shelley is out of jail & her business is open!” he exclaimed. Luther this week refused to apologize for reopening her business, telling Judge Eric Moyé during a contempt of court proceeding, “I have hairstylists that 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 declared. The district court judge ordered Luther fined and jailed for seven days — a decision that sparked a national firestorm. “7 days in jail for cutting hair?? This is NUTS,” Cruz said at the time. “And government officials don’t get to order citizens to apologize to them for daring to earn a living.”

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