Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) attempted to rebrand the notorious "Lyin' Ted" nickname Donald Trump bestowed upon Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
On Tuesday, Cruz grilled Jill Sanborn, the FBI's executive assistant director for the national security branch, about whether the FBI and/or a man named Ray Epps were involved in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Sanborn said she could not answer the question.
Gaetz posted a clip of the interaction to Twitter — with six fire emojis — attempting to rebrand "Lyin' Ted" as "Lion Ted."
Lion Ted\n\n https://twitter.com/columbiabugle/status/1480941660401979405\u00a0\u2026— Matt Gaetz (@Matt Gaetz) 1641920514
Gaetz wasn't the only prominent conservative praising Cruz, who only days ago was being blasted by conservatives for stating that the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol was a terrorist attack.
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On Sunday, Trump praised those suggesting it was a "fedsurrection," a hashtag Gaetz used for Cruz's speech..
Christina Pushaw, the spokesperson for Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), effectively claimed vindication for her boss after Cruz pushed the same conspiracy theory.
I\u2019m old enough to remember 5 days ago, when @GovRonDeSantis mentioned this and the media shrieked that he is pushing a \u201cconspiracy theory\u201d https://twitter.com/cspan/status/1480946038643085323\u00a0\u2026— Christina Pushaw \ud83d\udc0a (@Christina Pushaw \ud83d\udc0a) 1641921593