ABC News(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Kasey Hansen did not grow up with guns around the house, never mind owning one.
By 2012, she was a new teacher and had maybe only fired a gun twice in her entire life. That all changed after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“It broke my heart to think that all the teachers could do was huddle their kids in a corner, stand in front of them and pray that nothing was going to come through that classroom door,” Hansen told ABC News’ “Nightline.”
Today, Hansen, who teaches special education, brings her gun to school where she works in Utah, a state where carrying a concealed firearm is legal with a permit.
“I have different holsters that go on different parts. And so depending on my outfit is where the gun goes,” Hansen said.
Questions about whether teachers should be armed in schools have surfaced on the national debate stage, following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14.
A beloved football coach and college-bound high school seniors were among the 17 people killed, and more than a dozen others were injured. The suspect, a former student, was arrested and charged with premeditated murder.
Now many of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have channeled their grief to anger and anger into activism. Protests have sprung up in cities from Florida to Washington, D.C., with many calling on lawmakers to make significant changes to gun laws.
According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, 42 percent of people surveyed say the Parkland shooting could have been prevented if teachers carried guns.
But 58 percent of those polled said stricter gun laws could have stopped the killings.
In 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) made a statement saying that “gun violence represents a public health crisis which requires a comprehensive public health response and solution.” The AMA also supports bans on the possession and use of firearms and ammunition by unsupervised youths under the age of 18 and the mandatory inclusion of safety devices on all firearms, whether manufactured or imported into the United States.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a policy statement on firearm-related injuries affecting children, which states that the “absence of guns from children’s homes and communities is the most reliable and effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents.” According to the AAP, the U.S. has the highest rates of firearm-related deaths among high-income countries, and 84.5 percent of all homicides of people ages 15 to 19 were firearm-related in 2009. The AAP also noted that for kids ages 10 to 17, guns are the method used for 40 percent of suicides.
The AAP supports stronger gun laws, including stronger background checks, banning assaults weapons and addressing firearm trafficking. In their priorities for gun violence prevention, the AAP advocates for violence prevention programs, more funding for gun violence prevention research, physician counseling on the health hazards of firearms and mental health access for children and their families, particularly to address the effects of exposure to violence.
At a listening session with high school shooting survivors and students at the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said concealed carrying “only works when you have people adept at using firearms.” And in a recent tweet, Trump wrote, “Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive.”
Melissa Falkowski, who teaches newspaper, English and creative writing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, told ABC News that the shooting has left her feeling “failed by society, failed by the state, failed by Congress.”
“Because they’ve just, on this particular issue, have been taken no action in recent years, and so I just feel like what happened to us was totally preventable,” she said.
Falkowski said she and 19 of her students hid in a closet in her classroom during the Feb. 14 shooting. She called the notion of training teachers on how to use weapons and arming them in schools as a way to combat school shooters was “absurd.”
“The logistics of it make no sense,” she said. “Like in this scenario [at Marjory Stoneman Douglas], [the shooter] was wearing full body armor, with this AR-15 … shooting down the hallways as a barrage of bullets, and he’s wearing protective headgear, and so you’re going to take a teacher who’s concealed carrying some kind of handgun and you’re going to pit them against somebody who has an AR-15 and full body armor, and so that is not a fair fight.”
“And in that moment,” Falkowski continued, “the teachers are shielding the students, throwing themselves on top of the kids, and trying to comfort for them and put them in a place where they can be safe and out of his view and out of his way, and so they don’t have time to react to ‘Oh my gosh, let me go into this locked cabinet and get a gun,’ and so I don’t think in this scenario that it would have helped.”
Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said there was a telephone town hall with 60,000 teachers Wednesday night and "the response was universal, even from educators who are gun owners: teachers don't want to be armed, we want to teach."
"We don’t want to be, and would never have the expertise needed to be, sharpshooters; no amount of training can prepare an armed teacher to go up against an AR-15," Weingarten said in a statement released by the AFT.
"How would arming teachers even work? Would kindergarten teachers be carrying guns in holsters? Is every classroom now going to have a gun closet? Will it be locked? When you have seconds to act when you hear the code for an active shooter, is a teacher supposed to use those seconds getting her gun instead of getting her students to safety?" she said in the statement. "Anyone who pushes arming teachers doesn’t understand teachers and doesn’t understand our schools. Adding more guns to schools may create an illusion of safety, but in reality it would make our classrooms less safe."
Kasey Hansen said she believes teachers should have the ability to defend their students.
“I'm just a teacher who wants to protect her students. I'm not going to roam the halls if I hear lockdown is occurring and someone's in the building. I'm not going to go looking for him,” Hansen said. “That's not my job. My job is to lock the classroom. Turn off all the lights. Get the kids in the corner and be ready.”
While some might argue that people in schools during a shooting should wait for police, Hansen said that might take too long.
“How long is it going to take for the police to get there? And how long is it going to take for them to roam the halls? My school is a big school,” Hansen said. “The gunman could be anywhere. He could be in my room clear across campus and it's going to take a while for the police to figure out.”
Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Hansen said it was her mom who encouraged her to take a concealed carry class.
“I wasn't planning on buying a gun. It was just information. And I learned about gun safety. I learned about the gun laws. I learned about protection. It was educational,” Hansen said. “It got me thinking, ‘What would I do if a shooting at my school happened?’”
Hansen said she doesn’t tell her students when she is carrying her gun and might not always have it on her. She also believes people shouldn’t need to know whether or not she is carrying her gun.
“It's my personal choice, and it's my right to decide that. And so why tell anyone?” she said. “I almost feel like I would be a target if I announce to my boss, if I announce to my students, if I announce to my parents, ‘Hey guess what? Today I'm wearing a gun. Just FYI.’”
Hansen said she also likes the idea of retired military being employed by schools for security.
“I wish more schools would implement it,” she said. “I don't think the protection and the security should be on teachers.”
For those hesitant about using guns, Hansen said practice and education are key.
“And if you know how to handle it, if you know what you're doing, and if you start to practice your mindset and start to visualize, ‘OK, where would I go in my school? Where would I be? How would I protect my students?’” Hansen said. “If you start that visualization and that thought process, it's really not as scary as you might think.”
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Richard Heathcote/Getty Images(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- After weeks of exhilarating competition and dazzling spectacles against the backdrop of Pyeongchang's snow-capped mountains, the 23rd Olympic Winter Games will come to an end Sunday.
The closing ceremony, which starts Sunday at 8 p.m. local time (6 a.m. ET), will tell the story of "The Next Wave," while emphasizing the "human spirit of perseverance." The program will combine music, dance and art and will be "somewhat interactive, allowing spectators to both get involved and stay warm," according to an official press release.
Oh Jang-hwan, director of ceremonies for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said the event will have a "festival atmosphere to recognize and celebrate the athletes' hard work and achievements at the games."
"We have created a show that looks toward the future; it includes quite a lot of traditional Korean humor and fun elements to add to the party feel," Oh said in an interview published on the official Olympics website.
K-pop boy group EXO and solo singer CL are slated to be among the star-studded line-up of performers to take part in Sunday's closing ceremony.
Few other details have been revealed about the program. But it certainly appears the closing ceremony will showcase South Korea's modernity, in contrast to the Feb. 9 opening ceremony, which emphasized Korean tradition and culture as well as peace.
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, arrived in South Korea on Friday and she will attend the closing ceremony, leading the U.S. presidential delegation that also includes White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Like the splendid opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will take place at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium in the normally sleepy mountain town of Hoenggye, located in Pyeongchang County in Gangwon province, South Korea.
"This is the first stadium built exclusively for ceremonies in Olympic history, and its pentagon shape will allow closer interaction with the spectators," Oh said. "As the stadium is open-air, they will also get a different sensory experience. They just need to come dressed appropriately for the cold winter weather!"
Spectators at the 35,000-seat temporary venue were provided with gear to fend off the area's bitter cold and high winds during the opening ceremony, such as a raincoat, blanket and knitted hats as well as hand, feet and seat warmers.
There are four final sporting events to watch Sunday before the closing ceremony begins: men's bobsledding, women's cross-country skiing, women's curling and men's ice hockey.
This was the second Olympics held in South Korea; Seoul was the host city for the Summer Olympics in 1988.
But as International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said earlier this month at the opening ceremony, these are "the first Olympic Games on snow and ice in the Republic of Korea."
"Now is the time for Pyeongchang," he said.
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Christy Duan/ABC(KISORO, Uganda) -- Before the sun rises, psychiatric nurse Immaculate Owembabazi makes her way to a small district hospital in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda.
Sister Immaculate, as everyone calls her, lives up to her namesake. Each morning, she greets patients in her uniform: a tailored dress, hair combed neatly into a tight bun, and a radiant smile.
Despite her cheerful demeanor, Sister Immaculate struggles with depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, which affects one out of every six adults in the United States.
While caring for patients as a psychiatric nurse, she developed her first major depressive episode.
"I lost my husband when I was three months pregnant with my baby, [and my son] was still very young," she said. "I was down, totally down. I feel I hated myself."
Thirty-five percent of Ugandans are estimated to have some form of mental illness. Sister Immaculate is one of the few who received modern psychiatric treatment; 90 percent of Ugandans with mental illness never do, according to the World Health Organization.
In the United States, by contrast, 17 percent of adults have mental illness and 43 percent receive care, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.
Most Ugandans are treated by traditional healers, who often believe that mental illness is caused by a curse.
"Most of the people perceive [mental illness is] due to witchcraft. It’s due to spirits. It’s due to demons," Sister Immaculate said.
Traditional healers may tie patients up in ropes or chains while warding off spirits with methods such as prayer, herbal remedies or blood sacrifices.
As many as 80 percent of Ugandans in psychiatric hospitals have been to traditional healers. For one, they are easier to access and culturally more accepted. After all, there are only about 30 psychiatrists in Uganda -- that’s less than one psychiatrist per 1 million Ugandans.
For Ugandan health workers such as Sister Immaculate, building bridges between modern and traditional medicine is a massive undertaking.
"It’s very hard to convince somebody that this is a mental health problem that can be helped, can be managed in hospital," she said.
That evoked memories of Sister Immaculate's own psychiatric hospitalization nearly 10 years ago. Her husband had died, she lost her job, and she was plunged into a court battle when her in-laws sold her home.
Then, she gave birth.
Eighty-five percent of pregnant and postpartum women experience a mood disturbance, and up to 15 percent develop more severe depression and anxiety. In extreme psychological distress, some develop irrational thoughts to harm themselves or others.
In industrialized nations, many women receive help in the form of reassurance, medication and therapy.
Not so in Uganda.
"I’m looking at the world, seemingly nothing for me," Sister Immaculate recalled. "My mind goes, 'Kill these children. Kill yourself.'"
"I felt I would not leave them with my in-laws [or] my parents because [they] hated me," she added. "So I felt whoever hates me will not love my children."
Though Sister Immaculate did not harm anyone, it was only after she developed these severe symptoms that she was brought to the psychiatric hospital. She credits the four-month hospitalization for her recovery.
"Self-counseling" with psychological techniques and antidepressant treatment with Lexapro (escitalopram) and later Elavil (amitriptyline) has kept her depression at bay.
"I had never thought it would happen to me," she said. "But sharing experiences with other people -- it has kept me moving."
Sister Immaculate also shares medical experiences with local traditional healers, trying to lead them to greater acceptance of the modern medical approach.
Seth Muhire, a Busanza-based traditional healer, stands out in Uganda. He has been practicing for nearly 40 years and collaborates with modern medical providers.
While traditional healers are secretive, Muhire told ABC News about his work in his local language.
Muhire works only with herbs gathered from the forest -- and occasionally psychiatric medication. At times, he uses a padlock and loose chains to restrain patients who may run away or become violent. He said that he does not use ropes, which tend to cut through the skin and open up the possibility of infection.
Muhire learned herbal remedies from his father and grandfather. Meanwhile, he learned about the sky-blue tablets of Phenergan (promethazine), a weak antipsychotic, from modern mental health providers.
"I used to collaborate with people who had clinics, so I would learn from them and they would learn from me. In that integration, I got to learn more about using these Western medicines," Muhire said.
When herbal remedies are not working, he sends patients to the psychiatric hospital.
Phiadorah Kampire is one example of trying both methods. She had her first psychotic episode when she heard the deep voice of an old man calling out to her, but no one was there.
A university student majoring in tourism and hotel management at the time, Kampire believed that her schoolmates bewitched her, but her family took her to a psychiatric hospital. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2008 and put on Haldol (haloperidol) -- but at 2500 Ugandan shillings ($0.70 per month), she lapsed in her treatment.
Since then, she occasionally seeks treatment from traditional healers as well.
"During the time I am sick, I have no insight of anything. I don’t even see the good of being on treatment during the time. I’m in attack," Kampire said. "I think I will never be well."
Each psychotic episode is longer, more intense and leads to further isolation. She left the university, cannot maintain a job because of her paranoia and was ostracized by her family.
When asked if she saw any hope in her situation, Kampire reached out for a single, immaculate blade of grass before fanning her fingers outwards and sweeping them across her view of the countryside. She said she can see meaning in the long grasses that sway on the steep hill across from her.
"I put myself in a simple kind of living," she said. "Working at my pace, at my own rate, and in peace. Peace of mind, peace of heart, hoping to achieve heaven."
Christy Duan is a psychiatry resident physician at Zucker Hillside Hospital in New York and a resident at the ABC News Medical Unit.
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Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- John Shuster and his “ragtag squad” made history for the United States by winning its first-ever gold medal in curling.
"It feels almost unbelievable," said curler Matt Hamilton immediately after the match. "We came out here with great intensity and just had to believe we could do it."
Neither the Americans, who were slight underdogs, nor their Swedish opponents had ever been in the Olympic finals.
The Americans knew Sweden’s strategy would be to make a lot of shots, and they would have to challenge them during each end -- similar to an inning in baseball -- on the sheet, or ice.
Tied at 5-5 in the eighth end, Team USA took a commanding lead after a tactical error by Sweden, which left the door open for the Americans to score five points and secure their gold medal victory.
The Swedish team conceded in the last end knowing they could not win. The United States won, 10-7.
"Believing in ourselves, playing the way we know how," said John Landsteiner. "One of our goals was to come out and be ourselves."
The first ends were evenly balanced, with the team in gold position flipping back and forth throughout.
A Shuster miss in the second end gave Sweden a chance to take an early lead with two points. But the U.S. captain came back with a perfect last shot, or hammer, to equalize in the third.
By the fourth end, an overthrown stone from Sweden’s Niklus Edin meant the first and only call for a measurement to see which stone was closest to the center of the "house" -- the area that looks like a bullseye.
Team USA took the lead, 3-2. Shuster then overshot on his last delivery, and Sweden was able to score two and again take the lead. But, by the sixth, Team USA had retaken the lead.
Hamilton then drew cheers from the stands by delivering a perfect slide in the seventh end.
Skip Niklus Edin had a big miss that triggered a flurry of comments on social media. But he managed to salvage one point to tie.
Another error by Edin in the 8th sealed the victory for the "ragtags."
"This is what you dream about as a teenager," said Tyler George before the team faced Canada in the semifinals.
The Americans' victory over three-time defending Olympic champions Canada, which came down to the last stone, stunned the curling world. Shuster and his team battled down to the wire, rallying late as they have had to throughout most of the early parts of the tournament.
Curling is often overshadowed by the more well-known winter sports and more famous athletes. The U.S. men’s curling team members are hardly household names, but they have deftly maneuvered through the early stages of the competition by leaning on each other.
"We have been in tough situations where our backs have been up against the wall," said Hamilton.
Going into the gold medal match, he and the team knew what had to be done.
"It is really all about positivity," he added.
Sweden reportedly prepared for the curling event by playing hours of billiards, learning from the pool table how the balls react to particular shots. A major difference in curling, however, is that the sheet is "pebbled," or has a rough finish, which affects the movement of the stone. Aggressive sweeping can change the direction of the stone as the broom warms the ice and alters the surface.
In the early rounds, Team USA was struggling with a 2-2 standing, with some predicting another dismal result for the team at Pyeongchang; it had finished ninth and 10th in the last two Olympics.
But the Americans fought back by winning three games in a row to advance to the semifinals.
With the Americans' run, curling is suddenly in the limelight again. The broom, skip, hammer, button and sheet terms are being introduced -- as they are every four years -- to the American public.
For Shuster, this is his fourth Olympic run -- and his third as skip, or captain. His teammates credit him for leading them during tough victories.
"He knows the game very well. He knows the right things to say to his teammates and how to get the best out of them," said Landsteiner after an earlier match victory.
Shuster was passed over when USA Curling started a high-performance program after the Sochi Games to strengthen the curling athletic program. The snub forced him to rethink his approach to the sport.
He put himself on a physical fitness program, lost 35 pounds and sought out curlers with potential who had also been overlooked for the elite squad. The players he convinced to join him were nicknamed the “ragtag” team, which went on to qualify for Pyeongchang.
Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump, who is heading the official U.S.A delegation to the closing ceremony, was in the crowd cheering on Team USA. But it was Shuster’s 4-year-old son, Luke, who has been the most vocal fan.
Ivanka Trump was seen laughing and joking with the young cheerleader between ends.
“He just loves being loud and making sure that I can hear that he’s here," joked Shuster. "He is doing his best to cheer me on. His favorite one is to 'give me a U, give me an S, give me an A.' Who are we? And then everyone chants: 'USA.'"
Curling fans throughout the United States were doing the same.
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Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic(WASHINGTON) -- A new but familiar name might soon be added to the list of candidates running in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race: Levi Sanders, the son of 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
A senior adviser to Levi Sanders told ABC News that he's "in the stages of deciding" whether he'll run for Congress, talking it over with his potential constituents.
Sanders doesn't have a firm timeline, but will decide in the next few weeks, Ansh Grover said.
Incumbent Democrat Rep. Carol Shea-Porter is retiring, leaving seven Democrats, three Republicans and one Libertarian seeking her seat.
Sanders would be the eighth Democrat in one of the most competitive races in the nation.
He told Vice News that he would advocate for Medicare for all and free college tuition -- just as his father does.
Sanders was a senior adviser on his father's presidential campaign. Considering how well Bernie Sanders did in New Hampshire in the 2016 election, one political analyst said voters there might like the idea of having someone with the Sanders name representing their district in Washington.
Dean Spiliotes, a political blogger for NHPoliticalCapital.com and a scholar at Southern New Hampshire University, told ABC News he believes Sanders would likely be running on the “family political brand.”
If Levi Sanders does decide to run, he faces some daunting challenges, despite his famous name, Spiliotes said.
To start with, Sanders doesn't live in the 1st District, and Spiliotes said he would have to have a good explanation for why he'd be running in a district where he doesn't reside. (In Sanders' home district, the incumbent is seeking re-election.)
And while his name might give him an advantage, Spiliotes said Sanders not being a high-profile political figure in his own right in New Hampshire could hurt him.
Another challenge: Many of Bernie Sanders’ political consultants are currently working for the campaign of another Democratic candidate -- state Rep. Mark McKenzie. When ABC News asked one of Sanders' top aides during the 2016 race, who is based in New Hampshire and helped the Vermont senator win handily there, what he thought of Levi Sanders running, he responded with a giant thumbs-down emoji.
Given that, Spiliotes told ABC News it would be interesting to see how support for Bernie Sanders might shake out between Levi Sanders and McKenzie.
Sanders could also run into trouble going up against two other popular Democrats: Chris Pappas and Maura Sullivan.
Chris Pappas is well-known in New Hampshire and is "plugged into the party apparatus in the state,” Spiliotes said.
And Sullivan, who served as a top official in Obama Veterans Administration following a career in the Marines, had impressive fundraising numbers in the last quarter of 2017, he said.
A spokesperson for Sullivan declined to comment to ABC News, while Pappas and McKenzie have yet to respond.
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A growing number of companies are announcing plans to sever ties with the National Rifle Association following the shooting massacre on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that left 17 students and staff dead.
One of the first companies that said it would cut ties with the lobbying group was First National Bank of Omaha, which announced Thursday that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit card with the NRA.
A slew of other companies -- including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, MetLife Insurance Co., Hertz and Best Western -- have followed suit, announcing plans to terminate special discounts and benefits for NRA members.
And as petitions circulate online urging companies to #BoycottNRA, the pressure to disassociate from the NRA is growing. #BoycottNRA has already trended on Twitter.
Below, a roundup of the companies that have distanced themselves from the NRA:
United Airlines: The airline said Saturday that is ending a discount it has offered for travel to the NRA's annual meeting.
Delta Air Lines: Delta announced on Twitter on Saturday morning that it will be ending its contract with the NRA for discounted rates for group travel
FINANCE AND INSURANCE FIRMS
Chubb Ltd.: "Three months ago, Chubb provided notice of our intent to discontinue participation in the NRA Carry Guard insurance program under the terms of our contract," the insurer said in a statement."
First National Bank of Omaha: One of the country's largest privately held banks tweeted Thursday, "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card."
Metlife Inc.: "We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA," the insurer tweeted Friday.
CAR-RENTAL AND CAR-BUYING SERVICE COMPANIES
The Hertz Corp.: "We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz," the rental car company tweeted Thursday afternoon.
Avis/Budget: The car rental company told ABC News in an email that as of March 26, "our brands will no longer provide the NRA member discount."
Enterprise Holdings Inc.: The car rental company, which also owns Alamo and National, tweeted Friday, "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26."
TrueCar: "TrueCar is ending its car-buying service relationship with the NRA effective February 28, 2018," the Santa Monica, California-based automotive pricing and information website tweeted Friday night.
Wyndham Hotels: "Hello. Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA," the hotel chain tweeted at several social media users.
Best Western: "Best Western Hotels & Resorts does not have an affiliation with and is not a corporate partner of the National Rifle Association," the hotel chain tweeted, without saying when the decision to part ways was made.
Symantec Corp.: "Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association," the software company, which makes Norton Antivirus technology, tweeted Friday.
SIRVA, parent company of both North American and Allied van lines, said in a statement Saturday that, effective immediately, it no longer has "an affiliate relationship" with the NRA. "We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site," SIRVA said.
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THE SIMPSONS ™ and © 2017 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.(LOS ANGELES) -- It's unwise to try to plant your flag in the backyard of one of the sharpest writing teams in television history, but that's just what Sen. Ted Cruz did Thursday evening, when he tried to knock Democrats by invoking The Simpsons.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cruz was speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., when he reportedly noted, "I think the Democrats are the party of Lisa Simpson and Republicans are happily the party of Homer and Bart and Maggie and Marge."
Cruz was immediately mocked online for comparing Republicans to the bumbling, less intelligentmembers of the famous yellow family, rather than Lisa, a near-genius. And it didn't take long for the team behind the history-making animated series to respond.
"Ted Cruz says Maggie Simpson would vote for him. I think Ted's the one who could use a pacifier in his mouth," tweeted Simpsons showrunner Al Jean.
For good measure, he also added, "The way things are going, even Mr. Burns is thinking of becoming a Democrat." He then paraphrased a classic Simpsons scene by writing, "Ted, they're not saying 'boo,' they're saying 'Cruz.' Oh, wait, they are saying 'boo.'"
Over the years, the long-running show has been an equal opportunity offender with regards to political parties, as well as eerily prescient, having predicted that Donald Trump would one day be president. However, the show and its creator Matt Groening are left-leaning, for the most part.
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