“Hair salons & barbershops are open in TX at the moment. Simply obtained my hair reduce for first time in three months at Salon ALa Mode to help Shelley Luther, who was wrongly imprisoned when she refused to apologize for making an attempt to earn a dwelling,” the Texas Republican mentioned on Twitter Friday.
“Glad Shelley is out of jail & her enterprise is open!” he added.
On Tuesday, Luther was present in civil and felony contempt of courtroom in Dallas for ignoring Texas’ stay-at-home order, which prohibited her from working her enterprise till Friday. She was ordered to serve seven days in jail and to pay a tremendous of $500 for daily the salon stayed open.
“I’ve hairstylists which are going hungry as a result of they’d slightly feed their youngsters. So sir, if you happen to assume the regulation is extra vital than youngsters being fed then please go forward together with your resolution however I am not going to close the salon,” Luther had instructed the decide in courtroom, refusing to apologize for her resolution with a purpose to keep away from jail time, in keeping with CNN affiliate KTVT.
Cruz referred to as the ruling “nuts” and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, mentioned “jailing Texans for non-compliance with government orders ought to all the time be the final accessible choice.”
Luther was taken into custody on Wednesday however launched from jail on Thursday, after a Supreme Court docket of Texas ruling.
President Donald Trump additionally confirmed his help for Luther on Friday, telling Fox Information that Luther’s “an unbelievable consultant for a big group of folks that need to do the identical factor — they need to get again to work.”
Luther instructed reporters on Friday that Cruz’s go to is “one thing that I might have by no means dreamed of, including, “it is overwhelming in a good way,” in keeping with video from CNN affiliate KTVT.