‘Unhinged lunatic’: Ted Cruz mocked after 'embarrassing' himself with bizarrely over-the-top CPAC rant
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During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) touched on a variety of topics, from poking fun at himself over his widely panned Cancun trip, to the "new galactic empire," otherwise known as the media, that will "rule for a thousand years," to the alleged religious freedom-killing mandates that disallowed in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several commenters on Twitter accused the senator of embarrassing himself with his over-the-top performance.

Cruz's critics on Twitter saw nothing genuine about him, and many saw his speech as a desperate attempt to hold on to relevancy after facing backlash over his Cancun trip.