Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican from Texas, has had a spotty record for the first two months of 2021 which just keeps getting spottier.
On January 6th, Cruz and fellow Republican Senator Josh Hawley came under scrutiny for their role in inspiring the insurrection at the United States Capitol. Just a few weeks ago, Cruz again came under fire when he was spotted fleeing to Cancun on a plane while Texas citizens had no power or running water and/or received multi-thousand dollar electric bills.
And then came the Conservative Political Action Conference, aka CPAC, where he did....this:
In addition to his bizarre end to his speech (yes, this was in fact the END of his speech) Cruz also mocked mask wearing:
Said Orlando was "not as nice as Cancun":
Made fun of Jerry Seinfeld:
And made fun of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for being frightened for her life during the Capitol insurrection he drew criticism fof helping to incite:
But it really is the bizarre William Wallace from Braveheart scream of "FREEDOM!" at no one in particular that is the oddest moment of the entire chain of bizarre.
The irony of the "freedom" comment is not lost on Twitter, considering Cruz worked to overturn a free and fair election in hopes of installing Donald Trump, an unelected autocrat, into the office of President.
The stage at CPAC was shaped like an odal rune, a Nazi-appropriated symbol. There was a golden idol of Donald Trump wearing American Flag boxers in the room.
Ted Cruz screamed "FREEDOM!" at the top of his lungs and refused to acknowledge Joe Biden won a free and fair election.
Though the GOP may not be in control of the country any longer, more worrying signs of their particular brand of populism continue showing themselves.