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Beto O’Rourke Unloads On Ted Cruz Over Political Stunt At The Border And Twitter Piles On

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After ignoring family separations at the border for the 4 years of the Trump administration, Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) took to Twitter on Friday to share a video and remarks about his visit to the Southern border. But Cruz was quickly called out by former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, and Twitter users followed suit.

Cruz posted a series of clips with details about his trip with 18 other lawmakers as they explored “the shore of the Rio Grande” to “see the crisis that is playing out.” At one point, the Texas lawmaker even claimed so-called “smugglers” were “‘yelling’ at and taunting him.”

In another clip of Cruz’s escapades, he claimed they “encountered human traffickers” and “cartel members” who shined flashlights at them. “That’s Mexico, and you can see there are three smugglers right there, standing on the Mexico side, looking at us,” Cruz said in the video. “They’ve been shining their flashlights at us, they’re yelling at us.”

O’Rourke fired back at Cruz’s videos refuting his wild claims.

“You’re in a Border Patrol boat armed with machine guns. The only threat you face is unarmed children and families who are seeking asylum (as well as the occasional heckler),” the TexsDemocrat wrote before adding: “If you’re looking for a crisis to cosplay Senator for, I’m happy to point you in the right direction.”

In a later tweet, O’Rourkewent on to offer Cruz immigration statistics from 2019 up to this point tweeting. “The truth is, the number of individual asylum seekers and immigrants seeking to come to this country is the SAME or LOWER than it was in 2019 when Trump was President (and you were, apparently, Senator),” O’Rourke tweeted. “This isn’t any more of a crisis today than it was then,” he added.

Twitter users also fired back with tweets questioning Cruz’s claimed, with many pointing out that they believed the tweets seemed a bit fabricated while others did not believe any of his claims.

One Twitter user wrote, “10/10 those weren’t traffickers OR cartel members. They were probably kids having a party or the Mexican version of Border Control. No smuggler of any kind is gonna be that loud in the middle of the night while they’re trying to do shady sh*t.”

Check Cruz’s tweets and some of the reactions below.