Ted Cruz Dragged for Using Famous Holocaust Poem to Defend Alex Jones: 'You're a Parody of Yourself'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is facing mounting criticism for defending Infowars' Alex Jones after the platform temporarily blocked the conspiracy theorist on Facebook.
Cruz first publicly supported Jones in a July 28th tweet, writing, "Am no fan of Jones — among other things he has a habit of repeatedly slandering my Dad by falsely and absurdly accusing him of killing JFK — but who the hell made Facebook the arbiter of political speech?"
A writer from the MyStateman political blog caught up with Cruz at an event where the senator used a quote about the Holocaust to defend Jones.
"There used to be a time when reporters were big supporters of the First Amendment," Cruz said. "And you know as the poem goes, ‘First they came for Alex Jones.'"
The internet responded furiously to Cruz for his bizarre and offensive remarks.
Read some of the best responses below.
@CUFI @tedcruz Cruz literalky alikened a holocausto quote to protect #AlexJones - you're a parody of yourself and a joke— JJ (@JJ)1533571861.0
Is Ted Cruz going to campaign with Alex Jones as his hype man?— Schooley (@Schooley)1533567699.0
@TheRickWilson Defending Alex Jones is not normal behavior. Does anyone else wonder what hellish blackmail Trump h… https://t.co/w5p7h6EKxn— Nancy Estes🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@Nancy Estes🇺🇸🏴☠️)1533564170.0
@LOLGOP Alex Jones? Is that the cray-cray molehill Cruz wants to die on?— JReid's Side Eye (@JReid's Side Eye)1533564863.0