As Cruz likely didn’t know, the young woman had opened her jacket just before the photo was taken, revealing a small sign on a lanyard reading, “Texas deserves better than Cruz!”
Twitter user @LazyyMillennial and Austin resident Rebecca identifies herself as the young woman in the photo. The picture, she says in her feed, was taken at the airport after a flight from Washington to Texas.
Here is her original tweet: “Got to meet someone who supposedly represents me today. Not for much longer, though!
Cruz, a failed 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is up for re-election in November, facing Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke has a tough road ahead of him, but he did raise more money than Cruz in the first six weeks of the year.
This story has been updated with the @LazyyMillennial’s Twitter post.