In a surprise move on Thursday, Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with Native American rights, ruling that Oklahoma must honor a treaty granting tribal sovereignty over much of the eastern portion of the state.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter to vent his outrage over the decision.
Neil Gorsuch & the four liberal Justices just gave away half of Oklahoma, literally. Manhattan is next. https://t.co/Ic9gqqznJp— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1594313522.0
Cruz's tantrum was swiftly mocked by commenters on social media.
Omg https://t.co/jlHFeA2ZrI— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1594326562.0
@tedcruz Imagine coming out against a decision which respects the treaty rights of a tribe that suffered on the Trail of Tears.— Pé (@Pé) 1594314509.0
@tedcruz The guy who nominated him must be a real moron, huh?— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1594313902.0
@csd @tedcruz He wouldn't defend his wife and father from Trump. Says all you need to know.— 🌈Joshua R.🎄🎁 (@🌈Joshua R.🎄🎁) 1594313719.0
@TX_Vet1 @tedcruz @SenTedCruz https://t.co/7YEzxPgvj4— @realyollieroman (@@realyollieroman) 1594315162.0
@kylegriffin1 @tedcruz SUPER DUPER LEGITIMACY, KYLE!— Pé (@Pé) 1594329492.0
@AndreaR9Md @tedcruz Meet Ted. Ted likes Manifest Destiny. Ted likes letting White people keep things that didn’t… https://t.co/IFCCr0NpwH— David Edelman (@David Edelman) 1594317332.0
@BeauWillimon @tedcruz it is a wonder to me that @tedcruz and the rest of the hypocrite Republicans won't give up t… https://t.co/pcfsbvDYF9— Dr. Judith Orloff (@Dr. Judith Orloff) 1594314627.0
@tedcruz Wait until you hear how much jurisdiction Native Americans USED to have!— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants) 1594326672.0
@tedcruz You are so stupid. They actually followed the Constitution. Too bad you can’t be bothered.— Fred Wellman (@Fred Wellman) 1594314968.0
@tedcruz Ted "Trail of Tears Was Okay by Me" Cruz apparently didn't read the decision.— 🌊🇺🇸The Masked Carrie Sweet🇺🇸🌊 (@🌊🇺🇸The Masked Carrie Sweet🇺🇸🌊) 1594315938.0