Comedian Patton Oswald turns the tables on 'cowardly embarrassment' Ted Cruz
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) attempt to take a verbal jab at Patton Oswalt, things probably did not turn out as he expected. The comedian quickly turned the tables, making him the laughing stock. On Thursday, September 9,
On Thursday, September 9, Cruz targeted Oswalt after he declined to perform at multiple venues refusing to require attendees to provide documentation of a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination.
"Both of his fans were disappointed," Cruz tweeted.
Oswalt wasted no time firing back at the Texas lawmaker. The stand-up comedian hit Cruz with several one-line jabs taking aim at his political career shortcomings.
From his disastrous Cancun vacation during the Texas winter storm to his support of conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election and a number of other embarrassing occurrences, Oswalt did not hold back.
(sigh) Okay Ted, here we go… Not as disappointed as Texas was when you cut your Cancun vacation short and came hom… https://t.co/BXJhrYGPID— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1631186986.0
Ted, you Tweeted this at 1am. Put the phone down and return to liquid form for a few hours— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1631186987.0
Ted, my fans are all at home, waiting to see you at the January 6th hearings.— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt) 1631186987.0
Twitter users also chimed in with their reaction to the verbal sparring match.
@tedcruz He’s got more fans than you - 4.7>4.5 😂 https://t.co/srhkq9blG3— DaHollafish (@DaHollafish) 1631166088.0
@tedcruz Are you disappointed that 1,557 people in your state died of COVID in the last seven days - an average of… https://t.co/7xJ8AvUua3— TheValuesVoter (@TheValuesVoter) 1631195086.0
The comedian concluded saying, "Well, that was fun," describing the lawmaker as "a friendless, cowardly embarrassment."