Ted Cruz to fly with Obama aboard Air Force One to Dallas memorial event

Sen. Ted Cruz accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to travel aboard Air Force One on Tuesday to Dallas for an interfaith memorial honouring the victims of last week’s attack.

The news was reported by multiple reporters who spotted Cruz at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland where the president’s plane departs from.

Cruz’s invitation to fly aboard Air Force One was described as a show of unity in the wake of Thursday night’s deadly attack.

Neither the White House nor Cruz’s office provided comment.

Both Obama and former President George W. Bush were scheduled to offer remarks at the memorial event.

Five Dallas police officers were killed last week, and seven more were wounded, when a shooter opened fire toward the end of a Black Lives Matter protest in the city.

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