Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday night saw an opportunity to attack Democrats over COVID-19 restrictions and quickly took on Twitter to satisfy his thirst, only to scramble to delete it after triggering an avalanche of mockery for confusing “Western Australia” with “Washington State”.
In his rush to score political points, The Texas Republican falsely suggested that “Washington State” had banned dancing at private parties on New Year’s Eve.
“Blue-state Dems are power-drunk authoritarian kill-joys,” Cruz wrote. “Washington State: NO DANCING ALLOWED!!! Any rational & free citizen: Piss off.”
In his tweet, Cruz shared an image of a comment thread from Facebook. In the comment thread, “WA Government” responded to a question about New Year’s Eve COVID-19 restrictions by saying that “Dancing is strictly not permitted.”
However, the comment thread came from the Facebook page of the Government of Western Australia, not Washington state.
Cruz later deleted the tweet, but not before people grabbed a screenshot to keep it alive forever.
Naturally, Australians had to respond:
Wonder if the people who voted for Raphael are embarrassed yet. He deleted that tweet. Here ya go. pic.twitter.com/2M83cVK0bv
— Cathy (@granlady64) December 30, 2021
Happy to send Cruz to Western Australia to straighten out any blue state democrats there. He is not a smart individual. https://t.co/zSPUq5lAKt
— Julie Dawson (@juliedawson2802) December 30, 2021
Witness the idiocracy for yourself. This…”leader” confuses Western Australia for Washington State.
Like he confused Texas for Cancun. https://t.co/HhMiDx1iFW
— Aaron T. Starks 🌊 (@StarkyLuv73) December 30, 2021
If President Biden did this, they would say that he was “senile,” but it is okay if “Rafael” does it, right?????
— David E Mottern (@david_mottern) December 30, 2021
— Robert Hogan (@RobertH51314966) December 30, 2021
We won't let him into Western Australia. We are not that stupid.
— Anthony Driscoll (@Oscatony) December 30, 2021
Is what happens when highly arrogant unworldly dipsticks like Rafael think the world ''is'' Amurka..
And so yeh..he prob thinks Cancun is Texas..
— Martin Judd (@jartinz) December 30, 2021
Does he blame this on his staff or kids this time? https://t.co/5Dg9db5ohN
— PokeGoats (@pokegoats) December 30, 2021