On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted the letter (written in code) from the Zodiac killer he's been jokingly compared to.
@BenSasse https://t.co/CRKdrSDWes— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1508349141.0
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.
@miragonz Only Zodiac Killer Things— 🧃 (@🧃)1508377141.0
@byrdinator This is the origin story of the zodiac killer— Emily 🧟♀️ (@Emily 🧟♀️)1508377079.0
Paid for shill, and possible zodiac killer @tedcruz lies out of his ass for an hour, Bernie is there too #CNNDebateNight— ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@¯\_(ツ)_/¯)1508376573.0
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 (@Marie Connor)1508376532.0
@SocialistAngel @ohwhateverjosh *insert Zodiac Killer symbols here* <---that pathetic— ☭Bɾιɳα☭ (@☭Bɾιɳα☭)1508376459.0
We're taking a drink every time the #zodiackiller mentions #GeorgeSoros, right? #CNNDebateNight— Drew Bartlett (@Drew Bartlett)1508376605.0
This is still Ted Cruz's all time greatest debate moment https://t.co/GYp9QLOhFd— Comfortably Smug (@Comfortably Smug)1508375005.0
@SenSanders @SenTedCruz Ask him about being the #zodiackiller.— DowntroddenInDC (@DowntroddenInDC)1508376786.0
Others still noted the improbable hilarity of Cruz jokingly "outing" himself as the Zodiac.
TED CRUZ ADMITS TO BEING THE ZODIAC KILLER WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE— Trevor Darnell (@Trevor Darnell)1508378121.0
@NathanZed He’s admitting to being the zodiac killer?— carissa ♡ (@carissa ♡)1508378146.0
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 (@Allison Maskulinski)1508378150.0
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 (@Kat Burdick)1508378363.0