Texas Senator Rafael Cruz (Ted) drew the ire of the internet on Sunday after he lashed out at Democrats without even a hint of irony over the January 6 committee that will investigate the deadly insurrection that he, in part, incited.
According to Cruz, the selected committee isn’t to his liking because it involves Republicans who supported impeaching Donald Trump for inciting a riot that led to an attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol.
Cruz had an opportunity to vote for a bipartisan commission where Republicans could appoint whoever they wanted and as many Republicans as they wanted. He voted against it, leaving Pelosi with no other choice but to appoint Republicans who aren’t to Donald Trump’s liking.
“Nancy Pelosi’s sham “commission” (consisting only of people who’ve already voted to impeach Trump),” Cruz wrote on Twitter while comparing the House Speaker to a cartoon character.
Naturally, the response were swift and furious. Here are some of the reactions:
Nancy Pelosi’s sham “commission” (consisting only of people who’ve already voted to impeach Trump): pic.twitter.com/Q88LeIylgB
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 25, 2021
The only sham is you as a Senator. You left your state during a disaster to go to Mexico as you condemn Mexican immigrants. You also incited an insurrection you fat, corrupt, lying slob. Maybe I should call your wife ugly so you can worship me too.
— John Melendez (@stutteringjohnm) July 25, 2021
Suspects can't be part of the Commission, Rafael…
— Andrew Hill (@AndrewBlankHill) July 25, 2021
You had your chance to be a part of this and said no.
— Former Republican now GDI #Jan6NeverForget (@ewerly4) July 25, 2021
— Joel Montfort 🌊 (@jmontforttx) July 25, 2021
Should have voted for the BIPARTISAN FIRST THEN RAPHAEL.
— Andrew Davis (@AndrewD07775907) July 26, 2021
No jackass,….it’s comprised of people interested in getting to the bottom of what happened that day. pic.twitter.com/0Lfn5yw3zQ
— Bill Sauceda (@America1851) July 26, 2021
Fun fact, she accepted THREE Republicans who didn't… The GOP leader just decided that they weren't good enough and pulled their names.
— Bryan Fisher (@thefisherbee) July 25, 2021
I consider myself fairly objective fairly intelligent and fairly perceptive but for the life of me I can't figure out who is the bigger asshole .
Ted Cruz definitely deserves consideration for longevity but Rand Paul has consistent quality moments as well.
— Roadrunner (@BeeepBeeep33) July 25, 2021
When Cruz went cruising
away while Texans suffered,
he canned his career.
A Texan pitches in.
A Texan checks on their friends.
Coulda had Beto.😥
— Jill Anne (can't edit 8 #'s🤣) (@JillAnn61451510) July 25, 2021
People who werent involved directly in the Insurrection. Cant have murderers investigate themselves now can you?
— Jack Skellington (@JackSke60538541) July 25, 2021
Ted, consider what was the REASON that Trump was Impeached (the second one)—it was all about the Attack on the Capitol. This is the very subject of the Select Committee. Those who rejected the Impeachment clearly have a CONFLICT OF INTEREST
— RGilchrist (@RGilchrist12) July 25, 2021