Dem congressman rips Ted Cruz over Nike: You care more about 'a pair of shoes' than that Trump insulted your wife
Sen. Ted Cruz -- (R-TX)

Republicans are furious after Nike canceled a pair of sneakers with the "Betsy Ross" flag on the request of Colin Kaepernick due to its association with slavery. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey even went so far as to scrap planned tax breaks for the business.

Another GOP lawmaker who took to Twitter to express his outrage was Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who called for a full boycott of Nike products:

Cruz was mocked for his tweet by freshman Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL), who pointed out that Cruz is more outraged about this than about the fact that President Donald Trump has attacked his wife's looks and accused his father of associating with the Kennedy assassin:

Cruz originally fired back at Trump in anger when he attacked his family during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, but immediately fell in line behind him after he won the nomination and has been a loyal supporter in the Senate ever since.

Casten, who represents a suburban district just outside Chicago, was elected in the 2018 Democratic wave, unseating GOP incumbent Peter Roskam.