Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) reacted poorly to the decision by Major League Baseball to pull the 2021 MLB All Star Game out of Atlanta in response to the state's Republican lawmakers pushing through a voter suppression bill aimed at tamping down Black voters.
Taking to Twitter, he tried to rally followers to boycott MLB's sponsors before later saying he and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were going to try and strip professional baseball's anti-trust exemption away.
Critics of Cruz -- of which there are many -- quickly disabused him of the notion that he has any power, reminding him that Democrats now control the Senate.
You can see some comments below:
@tedcruz @SenMikeLee You don't have control of Congress so this tweet is as meaningless as all your and Mike's sill… https://t.co/NRoCyQno7t— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1617406549.0
@tedcruz @SenMikeLee Hey Ted-- MLB has every right to move any game wherever the hell they want to without the fed… https://t.co/gdRf13AYTw— ˈdälfən™🐬 💥 🌊🇺🇸 (@ˈdälfən™🐬 💥 🌊🇺🇸) 1617408411.0
@tedcruz @SenMikeLee Awww you guys are so cute acting tough. Nothing will happen. Not a thing. It's all posturing… https://t.co/gEgJruHUOo— Human (@Human) 1617406460.0
@tedcruz @SenMikeLee Look at you boys all into cancel culture suddenly. By the way, it's a really big abuse of powe… https://t.co/nNE0ksFasw— preising (@preising) 1617415767.0
@tedcruz They oppose voter suppression. Stop play acting like you don’t know exactly what’s happening.— Greg Abbott Failed Texas (@Greg Abbott Failed Texas) 1617416339.0
@tedcruz You are much more worried about baseball then you were Texans and your dog Rafael. You also didn’t even ca… https://t.co/Nn7aksItV2— rodwha (@rodwha) 1617421662.0
@tedcruz It's not just about voter ID and you know it. https://t.co/y28MiKhWum "Go page by page through Georgia’s… https://t.co/WpOpTmai6W— Arts Explorer (@Arts Explorer) 1617417563.0
@tedcruz Any comments about Gaetz, Ted??— David Byrne. (@David Byrne.) 1617418641.0