Ted Cruz pummeled for boneheaded comparison of Giuliani's quest for Biden dirt to the FBI investigation of Trump
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) -- screenshot

President Donald Trump's counsel Rudy Giuliani received widespread outrage for his now-canceled plan to go to the Ukraine and enlist its incoming government to help him pursue a conspiracy theory about former Vice President Joe Biden. Even Trump's own campaign distanced itself from the scheme, and the president's staunch defenders in Congress, like Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), didn't think it was a good idea to openly encourage another foreign government to interfere in a presidential election.

But Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had a different view: How was what Giuliani did really any different from the FBI's investigation of Russia?

Cruz's attempt to equate foreign election interference with an investigation of foreign election interference was so ruthlessly absurd that Twitter quickly deluged him: