Following the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, many GOP lawmakers lept to the defense of assault weapons. No one did it more gleefully than Ted Cruz. The Texas Senator is one of the few Republicans who chose to keep their speaking engagement at an NRA event this weekend.
Jimmy Kimmel and Cruz have a long-running feud. After Cruz offered up some moronic solutions to keep kids safe without passing gun control, the late-night host had a caustic response.
Kimmel began, “He has been everywhere this week doing interviews, pontificating in that little, ‘I care’ voice that he puts on, defending this disturbing allegiance these guys have to semi-automatic weapons. Which Ted says aren’t the problem. The problem, according to Ted Cruz, is that schools need to be more like prisons.”
The host then opined on Cruz’s suggestion that schools only have a single door:
“They’ll see the sign, they’ll turn right around. There will be no problems at all. And Ted knows a lot about doors. You know, doors are what he leaves his dog to look out of when it gets cold and he sneaks off to Cancun like Cruzella de Vil. What a stupid fake idea. Listen, Ted, I know you’d rather spend your days doing impressions of The Simpsons and googling stepmom porn, but at some point you might have to get down to it and do your job ― and doors ain’t it.”
What's Your Reaction?
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.