In the midst of what he calls “a humanitarian crisis,” Senator Ted Cruz is taking a woe-is-me approach to the situation at the border. The Texas Republican made an overnight (and over-the-top) trip to the Rio Grande this morning. He then complained on Twitter that he was yelled at and heckled by cartel members.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 26, 2021
Seeing Ted Cruz lurking inside a bush my first thought was: what bad judgement is he apologizing for this time?pic.twitter.com/vrlMF3LIj5
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) March 26, 2021
Reactions to the video ranged from horrified to hilarious.
Huffington Post writes that while “Right-wing media hailed the videos,”numerous Twitter users — including former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) — argued that Cruz was fear-mongering about migrants trying to cross the border… Some said that the surreal, documentary-style feel of the footage was reminiscent of a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch.”
THANK GOD YOU SURVIVED THE HECKLING! https://t.co/IT7vQdldWy
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 26, 2021
— Rubrum Cato (@Rubrum_Cato) March 26, 2021
Cruz’s last trip to Mexico, during the Texas freeze, didn’t do him any favors either.
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) March 26, 2021
Ted Cruz isn’t at the border.. pass it on pic.twitter.com/Kuntx7Ism1
— StayAtHomeBrad (@brad_stay) March 26, 2021
Ted Cruz lost power in his $2M mansion for 24 hours and fled to Cancun.
Now he’s standing on the shores of the Rio Grande fear-mongering about mothers and babies looking for safety from gang violence.
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) March 26, 2021
Watch the video above from The Hill.