Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) cited a satirical article published by The Onion to suggest that Democrats are so uncivil that they will burn Washington D.C. to the ground, resulting in social media backlash.
President Donald Trump is the most uncivil person to ever occupy the White House, and he demonstrated that throughout his State of the Union Address on Tuesday night beginning with snubbing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by refusing to shake her hand.
Yet Republicans have had the audacity to whine about Pelosi ripping up Trump’s SOTU speech, even going so far as to call for her to be jailed.
On Thursday morning, Ted Cruz continued fanning the flames of animosity by citing The Onion to suggest incivility from Democrats will lead to Washington D.C. being set on fire.
The natural progression from all the animosity we saw at State of the Union? 🥺 https://t.co/TEBwrLbcoO
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 6, 2020
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And that tweet has not been well-received as Twitter users called out Cruz and his hypocrisy.
This is just Trump destroying his tax returns
— Ben Fletcher (@BenSFletcher) February 6, 2020
So Senator Cruz, what are YOU doing to improve the situation?
— Patricia Montgomery Walker (@Patrici14305916) February 6, 2020
And aren’t you now just adding to it? Tsk, tsk.
— Irishboss (@Irishboss3) February 6, 2020
The moment when every republican senator’s lies reach the pants on fire level. pic.twitter.com/rlfFuhEDRB
— Tres_C (@Grumpy__Mouse) February 6, 2020
Seriously Senator? This was your tweet this morning. Making Texas proud everyday. #cmonted
— Steve Sudswilowicz (@ssudswilowicz) February 6, 2020
— paigedoesitall (@paigedoesitall) February 6, 2020
Considering there was bipartisan support of impeachment and removing @realDonaldTrump from office and only @GOP partisan support for not impeaching/removing from office, it seems the Dems are the ones reaching across aisles. #AmericansFindTrumpGuilty https://t.co/KR2EQJRsUi
— Justin Rock (@rckjb) February 6, 2020
What about the animosity you show Texas constituents when you refuse to host even a single town hall while you do private town halls with campaign contributors??
— impossible is un-american (@tinytexanmomma) February 6, 2020
Look out from your Trump shrine, honey . . . and then look up the word “boogaloo.”
It’s YOUR side that is threatening to destroy people & places if they don’t get their way politically.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 6, 2020
Ted Cruz has no right to speak about incivility when he failed to defend his own wife and father after Trump viciously insulted them in 2016. Where was his concern about incivility then?
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