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Father of Parkland Shooting Victim Sends 52 Buses to Cruz's Home

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Manuel Oliver (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:44 PM EDT

Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland school shooting victim who earlier this week heckled President Joe Biden at a White House event, is now taking aim at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Calling it "creative confrontation" art, Oliver is sending a fleet of 52 empty yellow school buses to Cruz’s house to represent the number of children killed by gun violence since 2020.

Named the "NRA Children's Museum," the project is "partially done with the intention that some people will think this is truly an NRA museum," Oliver told BuzzFeed News.

The 4,638 empty seats are meant to represent children shot and killed since 2020.

Oliver, whose 17-year-old son Joaquin was killed four years ago in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, created the nonprofit Change the Ref to advocate for gun control.

He said Cruz has received $749,000 from the NRA.

On Monday, Oliver was invited to a White House speach by Biden touting recently enacted gun legislation but interrupted it by shouting at the president in the middle of his address. Biden told him "sit down" before Oliver was escorted from the event by security.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

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Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland shooting victim who has used art as a "creative confrontation" on the topic of gun violence, is sending a fleet of 52 yellow school buses to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s house to represent the number of children killed by gun violence since 2020.
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