Senator Ted Cruz (Q-TX) used his time on the Senate floor Tuesday to speak about the tragic shooting in Boulder, Colorado. Offering the usual empty Republican platitudes–“I won’t apologize for thoughts and prayers,” he said at one point–Cruz accused Democrats of using the shooting as a reason to “take guns away from law-abiding Americans”.
The projection language was on full display, as Republicans are always quick to jump on Twitter and start all the Second Amendment messaging. Cruz put on the kind of performance Twitter loves to hate him for: self-serving and obtuse.
During a hearing on gun violence just one day after a lone gunman killed 10 people in Colorado and a week after a separate gunman killed eight people in the Atlanta area, Cruz put on quite the performance while also accusing Democrats of putting on a “ridiculous display”.
“Every time there’s a shooting, we play this ridiculous theater where this committee gets together and proposes a bunch of laws that would do nothing to stop these murders!” he whined. “What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens.”
Ted Cruz is such a sanctimonious & cynical POS.
Shove your thoughts and prayers, Senator. You care more about keeping the gun lobby on your donor list than you do about any gun victims. https://t.co/OfA8cBj8Sh
— Mike Avila, "Dumb Woke Count" (@mikeavila) March 23, 2021
Cruz has really been earning his reputation as the most hated man in the Senate by other members of the Senate, but at least Twitter is there to remind him in case he ever forgets.
Ted Cruz was just on Fox News for an interview. Harris Faulkner didn't ask him a single question about the US enduring two mass shootings in a week. Instead: pic.twitter.com/mqlIgPbFAn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 23, 2021
REMINDER: Ted Cruz wanted to ban dildos but wants everyone to own a AR-15. @SenTedCruz
— Mayo (@MayoIsSpicyy) March 23, 2021