Senator Ted Cruz reportedly got into an argument with airline staff at a Montana airport over the weekend, prompting police to intervene.
Cruz (R-Texas) spoke to two United Airlines employees at Bozeman Airport on Sunday after missing the check-in window for his flight, according to a video posted on Reddit.
A law enforcement officer had to be called in to help diffuse the situation, Scott Humphrey, a deputy director of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport.
“The passenger had missed the check-in window for his flight and rebooking options were limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break.”
Cruz was allegedly hassling the two airline employees and refusing to settle down, according to the Reddit user who posted the footage.
What Cruz said to the airline employees was not immediately clear.
The senator allegedly asked them whether they knew who he was and repeatedly sought to speak with the management, according to the Reddit user.
Cruz was put onto another flight and left Bozeman later that evening after the law enforcement officer stepped in to help, Humphrey said.
Cruz’s office did not reply to a request for comment right away.
According to local reports, several tornadoes struck Cruz’s home state of Texas on Monday, destroying dozens of homes and damaging a number of schools.