Many were shocked to hear Jimmy Kimmel come to the defense of Ted Cruz.

The Texas Senator has been heavily criticized for his response to the Texas shooting.

19 children and 2 adults were killed at an elementary school by an 18-year-old shooter.

“I don’t believe Ted Cruz doesn’t care about children. I don’t,” Kimmel said.

He reminded viewers that Ted Cruz is a father himself.

“I bet he went to bed sick to his stomach last night,” he added.

Kimmel said that Cruz is not a monster – “he’s a human being.”

He encouraged him to admit that he made a mistake and do the “brave” thing.

When Kimmel asked if he thinks Cruz is a brave person, he said, “I don’t.”