VIDEO: Cruz Holds Moment Of Silence For ‘Nine Innocent Souls’ In Charleston

Ted Cruz on April 18, 2015

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked for a moment of silence on Thursday while addressing the Faith & Freedom Coalition Policy Conference, in tribute to the nine people killed a day earlier when a white gunman stormed a historic black church in Charleston, S.C.

“Today the body of Christ is in mourning,” Cruz said, “that a sick and deranged person came and prayed with a historically black congregation for an hour, and then murdered nine innocent souls.”

He said Christians across the country were united in mourning the victims.

“I just want to begin with a moment of silence, remembering those who were murdered last night,” Cruz told the audience.

Watch the moment:

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