In a continuation of the long running feud between Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz and former GOP Speaker of the House, Representative John Boehner, Cruz tweeted a photo of Boehner's new book in his fireplace.
In the tweet, Cruz claimed the, apparently autographed, copy of the book was left for him at his office by "some smart-ass."
"I filed it in the appropriate place."
Some smart-ass dropped off a copy of Boehner’s new book at my office. It’s even signed! I filed it in the appropri… https://t.co/OT9GzCFIkp— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz) 1618348095.0
Most Twitter users didn't buy Cruz's posturing, though.
@tedcruz You mean you bought it from campaign funds so you could pull this stunt. Shut the f*** up, Ted.— Jason Edward Mery 🇱🇧🇺🇸 (@Jason Edward Mery 🇱🇧🇺🇸) 1618348423.0
@llauralouisiana @tedcruz NAILED IT!— •Rachel Solis• (@•Rachel Solis•) 1618365434.0
@tedcruz You had your office buy a book and throw it away for a picture. Wasting money...to own the GOP.— DogDadBod (@DogDadBod) 1618348779.0
Many took the opportunity to drag the Senator—who frequently bemoans "cancel culture"—for burning books.
@om42koa @BetheMckenzie @tedcruz Just like the Nazis of old— mike (@mike) 1618349015.0
@tedcruz Seems fitting you’d like book burning. Your tweet might be more interesting in it’s original German.— Robert Polis (@Robert Polis) 1618413664.0
@tedcruz Texas is literally paying this dink to troll Twitter all day. Maybe if he had that book in the fireplace… https://t.co/HmQjKIRJMH— PoliticOhMyGawd (@PoliticOhMyGawd) 1618348610.0
@tedcruz and then you took it out of the fireplace unburned and bookmarked every spot your name was mentioned in th… https://t.co/vRF20R00uL— Mary Bruno (@Mary Bruno) 1618408908.0
While some tried to defend Senator Cruz, they were quickly shut down too.
@RickySchmitt3 @tedcruz Because nothing says "the man" like a guy who would run off to Cancun as his constiuents fr… https://t.co/fy4lqUloqg— Burl Chester (@Burl Chester) 1618353195.0
@LindaDi02502937 @PoliticOhMyGawd @tedcruz That's even more stupid than an actual fireplace. So he's just gonna sta… https://t.co/BloI6tHKNC— Veronica Philpot (@Veronica Philpot) 1618353619.0
Neither Cruz nor Boehner have made any attempts to keep their animosity towards each other a secret over the years, but Boehner's most recent jab really takes the cake.
In addition to criticizing Cruz within the text, including calling the Senator a "reckless a**hole," Representative Boehner apparently went a step further in his narration for the audiobook version of the memoir.
He ended his narration with the phrase:
"PS, Ted Cruz -- go f*ck yourself."