A 'vile person and hypocrite': Ted Cruz slams GOP lawmakers for sucking up to Trump and Twitter users let him have it
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) apparently is not pleased with Republican lawmakers who are still sucking up to former President Donald Trump. On Friday, May 13, the Texas senator campaigned for Pennsylvania Senate candidate David McCormick.
During his brief speech at the campaign event, he took aim at "other Republicans."
“Just once, I’d love to see a Republican candidate stand up in a primary and say, ‘I am a moderate, establishment squish. I stand for absolutely nothing.’ It would be refreshingly honest at least. But nobody says that,” Cruz said during the event for McCormick.
Cruz's support of McCormick follows Trump's endorsement announcement for the Republican candidate's rival, Dr. Mehmet Oz. The Republican lawmaker continued, “And by the way, they all pledge their love for Donald Trump. ‘I love Donald Trump,’ ‘No, no. I love Donald Trump more.’ ‘No, no, no. I have Donald Trump tattooed on my rear end.’”
A rallygoer in the crowd yelled, "Let’s see it.”
Cruz responded saying, “I like you, but not that much." Footage from the campaign event was posted to Twitter by The Recount.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) mocks *other Republicans* for kissing up to Donald Trump while campaigning for PA Senate candidate Dave McCormick (R).pic.twitter.com/f3Dk043s3m— The Recount (@The Recount) 1652476933
It didn't take long for Twitter critics to begin swarming with their reactions to Cruz's remarks which conflict with his own past and the relationship he personally shared with the former president. Many Twitter users reminded Cruz that he was also one of "those Republicans."
One Twitter user wrote, "[Sen. Ted Cruz] What an absolutely vile person and hypocrite. He has kissed Trump’s ring and lied for him so many times I am surprised his nose isn’t 20 feet long. Ole Ted was ok with Trump insulting his wife. SMH"
@SenTedCruz What an absolutely vile person and hypocrite. He has kissed Trump\u2019s ring and lied for him so many times I am surprised his nose isn\u2019t 20 feet long. Ole Ted was ok with Trump insulting his wife. SMHhttps://twitter.com/therecount/status/1525224921743478785\u00a0\u2026— Lori Hannah (@Lori Hannah) 1652495920
Uh, Teddy? We got receipts. https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1525224921743478785\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/Y9HVzY67TY— ghibby! is Vaxxed and Waxxed! (@ghibby! is Vaxxed and Waxxed!) 1652490897
It's like these people don't think there is video of EVERYTHING they have said or done.https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1525224921743478785\u00a0\u2026— The Funkadelic Relic (@The Funkadelic Relic) 1652491608
There is a full mini-series of video of this asshat kissing up to Trump. This guy is the worst human. Pure garbage.https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1525224921743478785\u00a0\u2026— Brad Kratz (@Brad Kratz) 1652490231
Sen. Ted Cruz: \u201cAnd by the way, they all pledge their love for Donald Trump. \u2018I love Donald Trump.\u2019 \u201cNo, no. I love Donald Trump more.\u2019 \u2018No, no, I have Donald Trump tattooed on my rear end.\u2019\u201d\n\nHis lack of self-awareness is breathtaking!https://twitter.com/therecount/status/1525224921743478785\u00a0\u2026— Russell Drew (@Russell Drew) 1652494004
- Twitter fact-checks Ted Cruz after he blames POTUS for gas prices ... ›
- Watch: This video of Ted Cruz getting out of a big rig is the mental ... ›
- Report reveals how Ted Cruz found a way around this campaign ... ›