Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) put out a new ad attacking Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke on Monday — and he was quickly buried in mockery.
A new video ad posted on Cruz’s Twitter account attacks O’Rourke for repeatedly dropping the f-word during various public appearances.
“If Beto shows up in your town, maybe keep the kids at home,” the ad states.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 3, 2018
Given Cruz’s full-throated support for President Donald Trump — who was infamously caught on camera bragging about committing sexual assault — the senator quickly found himself getting hammered by Twitter followers who slammed him for being an egregious hypocrite.
Check out some of the top responses below.
Which picnic are you at Ted? The one where a guy who brags about grabbing pussy without consent calls your wife ugly and then doesn’t apologize and you end up making phone calls to support him?
That fucking picnic?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 3, 2018
Every ad Ted Cruz and the Texas GOP put out makes me like Beto even more.
— Very Stable Genius (@GIowing0rb) September 3, 2018
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 3, 2018
…..but he didn't call your wife ugly and he never accused your daddy of murder and he didn't give you the nickname #LyinTed.
— Bruno Amato (@BrunoAmato_1) September 3, 2018
— Chris🇲🇽🇬🇧🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@chris92518826) September 3, 2018
— Medicaid Matthew Cortland, Esq. ⚖ (@mattbc) September 3, 2018
I honestly think the campaign of @tedcruz has been compromised. Earlier he showed us that @BetoORourke goes by his nickname, he played in a band, and now he uses the F-word. Exactly what is the point, to shock us? As if there aren't more shocking things said and done in DC?
— Chuck Gillis (@cfgillis2) September 3, 2018
I mean, exactly. I don’t know anyone in Texas who swears, drinks beer and listens to live music😂😂😂 Y’all stay away from Beto, you might just have fun while getting informed. @BetoORourke #BetoforSenate
— Pamela Midkiff (@PamelaMidkiff) September 3, 2018
You're fucked, Ted.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) September 3, 2018
So…Texans don’t curse, eat hamburgers or play guitar? Are you running for Sunday School teacher?
— Harry Coffill (@HCoffill) September 3, 2018