Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) received good news on Thursday when former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) said he would not be running challenging the Lone Star State's senior senator.
O'Rourke told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell he "will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate."
The former El Paso congressman was widely considered to be Democrats' strongest candidate to challenge Cornyn in 2020.
No longer worried about O'Rourke, Cornyn took to Twitter on Friday to deny the reality of global climate change.
It started when Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) noted that "July 2019 is was the hottest month ever, of any month, on record."
Cornyn added his commentary, that "it's summer."
It’s summer, Chuck https://t.co/ccZdMtTD31— Senator John Cornyn (@Senator John Cornyn)1565984516.0
Cornyn seemed unaware that it is only summer in the northern hemisphere right now and winter in the southern hemisphere. And he seemed unfamiliar with the word "ever."
In response, the internet hilariously mocked the Texan, who was criticized for taking $1,101,456 from the oil and gas industry before demanding Trump withdraw from the Paris Accords.
Here's some of what people were saying:
@JohnCornyn you're an idiot, John. When this July is hotter than last July, which was hotter than the July before… https://t.co/s7pJSFYdO2— RL Miller (@RL Miller)1565984606.0
@JohnCornyn Also, it was the hottest July ON RECORD. And since July is ALWAYS SUMMER (at least in half the world),… https://t.co/oBydMoqMxD— Pé (@Pé)1565986272.0
@JohnCornyn It's brainworms, John— maura quint (@maura quint)1565989503.0
@JohnCornyn Cornyn earning that oil industry money again.— El Gato Negro (@El Gato Negro)1565986229.0
@JohnCornyn Cool thing you've got going here where you can knowingly lie about this but just pass it off as you being dumber than shit.— Cody Johnston (@Cody Johnston)1565988736.0
@JohnCornyn That is just the type of flippant remark that reveals the depth of you ignorance, #ComradeCornyn. Texas… https://t.co/rSjf97Ner0— James Peck (@James Peck)1565988911.0
@JohnCornyn Bragging about how absolutely clueless you are isn’t a good look.— Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ💛🐝 (@Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ💛🐝)1565985764.0
@JohnCornyn That was really stupid— Shar E. 🌊🌼🌊🌷🌊🌸🌊🌈🌺💙 (@Shar E. 🌊🌼🌊🌷🌊🌸🌊🌈🌺💙)1565985829.0
@JohnCornyn You take millions from the fossil fuel industry. Life as a senator was worth life on Earth, John?— Matt Deitsch (@Matt Deitsch)1565987538.0
@JohnCornyn Are you really that stupid or is this just more money-driven political vandalism, because it certainly… https://t.co/BpDyVxqgbq— Nicholas Miller🇨🇦🇬🇧 (@Nicholas Miller🇨🇦🇬🇧)1565989368.0
@JohnCornyn Sir, this is a serious issue. Your tweet demonstrates a lack of serious thought or concern for your con… https://t.co/QdtvacVXGx— Ash Nashed, MD (@Ash Nashed, MD)1565984787.0
@JohnCornyn Summer, fall, winter, spring... Three-pension John is always on vacation.— 🇺🇸WRAPPED IN THE FLAG🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸WRAPPED IN THE FLAG🇺🇸)1565985108.0
@JohnCornyn You call yourself a leader and you can't tell the difference between climate and weather. Are you that… https://t.co/Ii6kRA8WmK— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1565987149.0
@JohnCornyn Just like a true dinosaur...doesn’t have the brains to see it coming till it is too late 🦕— Dr Paige Carita (@Dr Paige Carita)1565987457.0
@JohnCornyn I’m not really smart, but I think July last year, ten years ago, and a hundred years ago was still summer you dumbfuck.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1565991338.0
@JohnCornyn Key word: ever, you idiot.— Tyler Dinucci (@Tyler Dinucci)1565988378.0
I'd have to check but I believe every other year in recorded history has also included this "summer" you're referri… https://t.co/0L7vekvwGH— Lindsey Barrett (@Lindsey Barrett)1565988898.0
Cornyn offers a helpful reminder that the United States Republican Party is the only major political group on the p… https://t.co/JAwhs203b2— Jared Rizzi (@Jared Rizzi)1565989710.0
Amazing what $3.65M in fossil fuel money will make someone believe https://t.co/P32hajdH6C https://t.co/SAP4sLgBRe https://t.co/0GSR07mRVb— Chris D'Angelo 🌎 (@Chris D'Angelo 🌎)1565990525.0
A Senator that depends on the Oil and Gas industry to fund his campaigns engaging in performative idiocy for his pa… https://t.co/JXWPlPHoJS— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1565988529.0
It's the climate crisis, John. https://t.co/jhCuucffWk— Jay Inslee (@Jay Inslee)1565991161.0