On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted the letter (written in code) from the Zodiac killer he’s been jokingly compared to.
That night, as he debated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about the GOP’s tax reform plan, Twitter users couldn’t help but discuss the Texas senator’s newsworthy tweet.
“Oh boy,” one user wrote. “Grandpa Sanders and Zodiac killer Cruz are debating taxes on CNN.”
“Ted Zodiac Killer Cruz legit bursts into laughter when Bernie said thousands of people will die from #Medicare cuts,” wrote another.
Check out some of the best responses to the reinvigorated conspiracy theory below.
Only Zodiac Killer Things
— Ana Luisa (@ana__lfm) October 19, 2017
This is the origin story of the zodiac killer
— Emily 🛩🍷🚆🍷 (@FormalScrunchie) October 19, 2017
— Jim Rivera (@cjimtweet) October 19, 2017
I would watch the Zodiac Killer debate a fire alarm but there's an episode of SVU I've only seen 34 times on TV right now. #CNNDebateNight
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) October 19, 2017
*insert Zodiac Killer symbols here* <—that pathetic
— ☭🌹ᙞᖇᓰᘗᗩ🌹☭ (@Brina_Lea) October 19, 2017
— Drew Bartlett (@TheDrewBartlett) October 19, 2017
This is still Ted Cruz's all time greatest debate moment pic.twitter.com/GYp9QLOhFd
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 19, 2017
— Jules 🌹☭ (@MissJules5x) October 19, 2017
Others still noted the improbable hilarity of Cruz jokingly “outing” himself as the Zodiac.
We can't let Ted Cruz laughing at being the Zodiac Killer stop us from laughing at Ted Cruz being the Zodiac Killer.
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) October 19, 2017
He’s admitting to being the zodiac killer?
— ✌︎carissa✌︎ (@cwolfie2016) October 19, 2017
Every time I search the zodiac killer, half of the results are ted cruz and I can’t decide if it’s funny or annoying
— Allison Maskulinski (@allisonmask21) October 19, 2017
— Emily Gräce (@EGGSoverreasy) October 19, 2017
Just saw Ted Cruz cash in all the running Zodiac Killer jokes and was genuinely funny so we're thru here right? Let's call it a millennia.
— Kat Burdick (@DrKatBurdick) October 19, 2017