Lafferty told The New York Times that Cruz, a Texas Republican, called her on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
He first offered condolences for her loss, calling the shooting “an unspeakable tragedy,” the paper said.
“I think, at the end, we agreed to disagree,” Lafferty is quoted as saying in the Times. “I think I stumped him a bit. I made my point that the purpose of being in Congress is to debate and to vote. And that is what his state elected him to do. Not to hide behind a filibuster. That is not doing his job.”