There are very few things that Republicans and Democrats agree on these days. One thing is for sure, though; they both dislike Ted Cruz. The GOP primarily treats the Texas senator like a problem they have to deal with.That doesn’t stop Cruz from performing for the base, which he did on numerous occasions during last week’s Kentaji Brown Jackson hearings. Later, a viral picture showed the Texas senator checking his Twitter mentions following his questions. On his weekend show, John Oliver mocked Cruz for thinking he was looked at positively.
“Ok, ok, just stop, because, just for a second,” the HBO host said of the Republicans probing Brown Jackson. “Don’t focus on the stupidity of their questions. Just appreciate how exquisite that pause was. In it was contained the strength and patience of every Black woman being stretched to its absolute limit. In that pause was the divine calculus where she had to balance, ‘How much do I want this job,’ and ‘How much do I want to cuss out these preposterous people?”
Oliver then moved on to the shots of Cruz checking his phone.”[Could you imagine] being Ted Cruz and wanting to hear what people think about you? On the internet!? That is a doom-scroll that will not end well.”
Watch a clip from the show below, courtesy of HBO:
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