CNN's Andrew Kaczynski tweeted the photos, crediting Politico Playbook, a daily email newsletter from Politico.
It's unclear if the photo Senator Cruz is looking at is part of an article or if it's just a photo of Rep. O'Rourke, or when the photo of the embattled Texas Senator was taken.
Cruz was chased out of a DC restaurant Monday night by anti-Kavanaugh protestors. Cruz and the Supreme Court nominee have been friends for decades.
Cruz was also mocked last week for posting video of Rep. O'Rourke delivering a rousing speech talking about the killing of Botham Shem Jean, a Black man shot to death in his own apartment by a white police officer. The video was well-received, and many wondered why Cruz was effectively campaigning for O'Rourke.
Tuesday morning, many on Twitter had a good time mocking the Texas Senator, whose race in deep red Texas is now rated a "tossup," for the photo of him staring at his competitor. Others pointed to the faces of the passengers behind Cruz. And some expressed sympathy for the candidate a top White House aide suggested might lose his re-election bid for being unlikeable.
@BetoORourke is gonna have to start paying rent for the amount of space he is taking up in Ted Cruz's dome these da… https://t.co/tLXS2bMtyF— Greg Gantz (@Greg Gantz) 1537879372.0
Beto's so cool even Cruz is crushing on him. https://t.co/AS2e76r9HK— E/Dub Resists (@E/Dub Resists) 1537879875.0
In his heart of hearts, Ted knows he's going down. https://t.co/oFDL0NOEfJ— Alex Robertson Textor (@Alex Robertson Textor) 1537878290.0
The faces of the people behind him have me giggling. https://t.co/YwS0YIrRiU— Becca (@Becca) 1537876433.0
Well, @BetoORourke is a good looking guy. We all have a little envy. https://t.co/sbnNkyW5Nz— John Anzalone (@John Anzalone) 1537877328.0
Everyone is obsessed with @BetoORourke https://t.co/b62K3Jx2m5— bookie (@bookie) 1537879118.0
The most relateable and human Ted Cruz has ever been https://t.co/nqlbajwrsm— Rocco (@Rocco) 1537876505.0
I mean, I have a crush on @BetoORourke, too... So this is by far the most relatable thing @tedcruz has ever done. https://t.co/wIljjvflRc— Emperor Xanatos (Zane Marshall) (@Emperor Xanatos (Zane Marshall)) 1537878178.0
whispers "you had me at hello" https://t.co/gavNDR8vHp— JPat24 (@JPat24) 1537877653.0