Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas recently traveled to the Mexican/American border, alongside many other GOP Senators, to witness the "crisis that is playing out."
Of course, once he arrived, he captured very little crisis on video.
Though Cruz seemed eager to convince Americans they were in danger, the clip of Cruz standing in some bushes was, in most people's opinion, pretty tame.
Sen. @tedcruz: "I'm down at the Texas border along with 18 senators. We made the trip to see the crisis that is pla… https://t.co/xiRPPAjkAn— The Hill (@The Hill) 1616771525.0
Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who ran against Cruz in 2018's Senate race, called out Cruz on Twitter, saying the Senator was "looking for a crisis to cosplay Senator."
You’re in a Border Patrol boat armed with machine guns. The only threat you face is unarmed children and families… https://t.co/ruQ1hlyqvt— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776210.0
O'Rourke then offered several real crises Cruz has done nothing about.
The state you “represent” in the Senate is the least insured in the nation. That means your constituents are dyin… https://t.co/9INbfixoJ6— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776211.0
110 Texans died in mass shootings in the last 2 years because you’re more concerned about taking care of the NRA th… https://t.co/ZDzfu3Zfkj— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776211.0
Hundreds of thousands of working Texans make a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, which means they need to 2 or even 3… https://t.co/sMhnvQ8MND— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776211.0
O'Rourke showed Cruz no mercy, roasting the Senator's blatant fear-mongering.
The truth is, the number of individual asylum seekers and immigrants seeking to come to this country is the SAME or… https://t.co/2T209jeSFx— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776212.0
If you’re ever interested in actually working on solutions to what we’re seeing at our border (instead of trafficki… https://t.co/w1do8jUJcM— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616776212.0
THANK GOD YOU SURVIVED THE HECKLING! https://t.co/IT7vQdldWy— Beto O'Rourke (@Beto O'Rourke) 1616773773.0
The fact Cruz has ignored so many Texas issues while vilifying immigrants was not lost on many online.
@tedcruz There are so many issues in Texas, but you only focus on immigrants, we are in the middle of a #COVID19 pa… https://t.co/GRMi3awVYb— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1616764359.0
Ted Cruz lost power in his $2M mansion for 24 hours and fled to Cancun. Now he’s standing on the shores of the Rio… https://t.co/LSiexMP3Pa— Sawyer Hackett (@Sawyer Hackett) 1616771626.0
I absolutely love this. SNL couldn’t have even scripted something so good. More of this @tedcruz! Go to the Suez Ca… https://t.co/hsqGSY0LwE— Aymann Ismail (@Aymann Ismail) 1616771196.0
@BetoORourke @STabbytosavit Cruz and GOP creating lies while they try to deflect attn from all the voter suppressio… https://t.co/4Yo5Ehp2td— Dood (@Dood) 1616789976.0
Beto O'Rourke was praised for calling out Cruz.
@BetoORourke This part made me cackle...say it louder for the people in the back @BetoORourke! https://t.co/zjdb4zh7tQ— Pog Mo Thoin ❄️ (@Pog Mo Thoin ❄️) 1616776763.0
@BetoORourke @dhershiser @tedcruz You came to see the crisis?? Did any of you and 18 Republicans do anything about… https://t.co/4xZHRojWKa— Sandy L (@Sandy L) 1616789534.0
With many real crises facing Texas, perhaps it's time Ted Cruz climbed out of the bushes of the Rio Grande to start actually working on them.