A week after attacking Big Bird, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz came under fire Saturday for suggesting that GOP Rep. Liz Cheney should join the Democratic Party.
Responding to a CNN video about whether Cheney would be a viable 2024 presidential candidate, Cruz wrote on Twitter, "Yes. It's called the Democratic primary."
Cheney shot back: "I know you're posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it."
Later, GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger addressed Cruz, writing above Cheney's tweet, "Damn son Liz brought the heat on you!"
Which prompted another response from Kinzinger, who wrote to Cruz, "Senator, you've been given a huge position to lead and tell people truth. Yet you have squandered it on lies and abused the patriotism of those who trusted you. I will have zero regrets… will you?"
At that point, Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell chimed in with something of a mic drop, writing above Kinzinger's tweet: "Adam, if you want @tedcruz's support you're going to have to attack his wife."
Check out the full exchange (thus far) in chronological order below.
Yes. It\u2019s called the Democratic primary.https://twitter.com/theleadcnn/status/1458954107901952010\u00a0\u2026— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1636822555
I know you\u2019re posturing for the secessionist vote, Ted. But my party, the Republican party, saved the Union. You swore an oath to the Constitution. Act like it.https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1459565703686668292\u00a0\u2026— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney) 1636832550
Damn son Liz brought the heat on you!https://twitter.com/liz_cheney/status/1459607624769585153\u00a0\u2026— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1636838299
These two need to hurry up and get their bottom-rated @msnbc show.\n\n@AdamKinzinger \n@RepLizCheneyhttps://twitter.com/adamkinzinger/status/1459631735554068485\u00a0\u2026— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1636850301
Senator, you\u2019ve been given a huge position to lead and tell people truth. Yet you have squandered it on lies and abused the patriotism of those who trusted you. I will have zero regrets\u2026 will you?https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1459682075368464389\u00a0\u2026— Adam Kinzinger (@Adam Kinzinger) 1636857226
Adam, if you want @tedcruz\u2019s support you\u2019re going to have to attack his wife.https://twitter.com/adamkinzinger/status/1459711121338871810\u00a0\u2026— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1636860163