On Wednesady, April 28, President Joe Biden gave his first speech before a joint session of Congress.
The well-reviewed address lasted for over an hour, with Biden carefully laying out his plans for America's future.
At least one lawmaker, however, seemed less-than-interested in Biden's address.
Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas could be seen dozing off as Biden gently told lawmakers:
"If you actually want to solve a problem, I've sent a bill. Take a close look at it."
when you’re dreaming about Cancun https://t.co/nFva4LBCkj— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1619663597.0
Twitter immediately turned images of the sleepy Cruz into an online joke.
Looks like Ted’s eyes are hooked up to his state’s power grid https://t.co/vC7LUSJ4nJ— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1619662334.0
Ted Snuz. https://t.co/TRo9fYVh8o— Joaquin Castro (@Joaquin Castro)1619663387.0
Ted Cruz is taking a siesta at tonight’s Biden speech, asleep on the job as usual. https://t.co/eP3SHi8e0q— Julián Castro (@Julián Castro)1619662289.0
Many commented on Cruz's seeming inability to escape controversy.
Goodnight Joe Goodnight Kamala Goodnight moon Goodnight Cancun Cruz https://t.co/90vcpCXVBU— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1619663542.0
Ted Cruz slept through Joe Biden's Capitol speech because he prefers Capitol events with a little more incitement.— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger)1619695391.0
Cruz's track record hasn't been exactly golden ever since he fled his home state in the midst of a public safety emergency for a vacation in Cancun.
Strong few months for Ted Cruz as he earned his public salary by leaving his constituents to freeze to death on his… https://t.co/3RwnVxrpCH— Jared Yates Sexton (@Jared Yates Sexton)1619702264.0
Sleepy Ted Cruz!— George Takei (@George Takei)1619706146.0
Failing democracy and failing to stay awake. #TedCruz https://t.co/qY6ZqP3wFm— Olivia of Troye (@Olivia of Troye)1619707211.0
Conservatives often like to attack President Biden as "sleepy Joe," but Cruz was the one dozing off last night.
I hope Ted Cruz had a restful night’s sleep. https://t.co/UPo7l7DSNg— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1619700456.0
Wrong Headline Please https://t.co/zUnUUPnrvX— Greg Grunberg 🚀🥁🎬 (@Greg Grunberg 🚀🥁🎬)1619673129.0
@greggrunberg To sleep, perchance to block the DREAM Act.— Sam Riegel (@Sam Riegel)1619676027.0
Cruz is likely going to have a hard time living this down on Twitter.
Did both Ted Cruz and Mitch Mcconnell fall asleep during President Biden's address to Congress? https://t.co/ZHedWuKFrr— Roshan Rinaldi (@Roshan Rinaldi)1619684691.0
Ted Cruz sleeping through the Joint Session of Congress while wearing a "Come and Take It" mask is a pretty conveni… https://t.co/zuiGKqKTLT— Rex Zane 🏴☠️ (@Rex Zane 🏴☠️)1619696684.0
If only Cruz had managed to stay awake for Biden's entire address, he may have found the President was actually suggesting some things that would really help America.
Oh well, it seems Cruz will never know.