Police were called to step in after a “frustrated” Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) allegedly got into an altercation with airline staff at an Montana airport over the weekend.
Footage posted on Reddit showed Cruz, wearing a mask, talking to two United Airlines employees at Bozeman Airport on Sunday after he missed the check-in window for his plane.
A law enforcement officer had to be called in to help disperse the situation, Scott Humphrey, a deputy director of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, told the Daily Mail.
“One of our public safety officers (PSO) was in the ticket lobby and was asked to help a frustrated passenger at the United ticket counter (which is not unusual),” Humphrey said.
“The passenger had missed the check-in window for his plane and the possibilities for rebooking were limited from Bozeman due to Spring Break.”
The Reddit user who posted the video claimed that Cruz “respected” the two airline employees and “would not calm down.”
It was not immediately clear what Cruz was saying to airline employees.
The Reddit user claimed that the senator said something along the lines of “Do you not know who I am?” and asked to speak to the manager several times.
After law enforcement stepped in to help, Cruz was subsequently booked on another flight and left Bozeman later in the evening, Humphrey said.
“Our PSO did not realize he was dealing with Senator Cruz until after the fact,” he said.
Cruz’s office did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment.
Meanwhile, several tornadoes landed in Cruz ‘home state of Texas on Monday, leveling dozens of homes and damaging a number of schools, according to local reports.
Scary video captured the moment a twister ripped through a Walmart parking lot – as a man yells at terrified shoppers to run into the store to avoid the flying debris.