Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who helped incite the Capitol riot by pushing Congress to decertify votes from swing states that helped Joe Biden claim victory, is now eager to fault Democrats trying to hold President Trump accountable for the deadly insurrection.
In a recent tweet, Cruz accused Democrats of "advancing their political agenda through a vindictive impeachment instead of working on legislation that would put our nation on a path towards recovery."
In the midst of a pandemic, Democrats are advancing their political agenda through a vindictive impeachment instead… https://t.co/YZGLc6r8Dd— Senator Ted Cruz (@Senator Ted Cruz)1612208851.0
Twitter users didn't appreciate Cruz's insinuation that holding people accountable for their actions was "vindictive."
It’s appropriate, not vindictive. https://t.co/1aEcC147tN— Craig Engler (@Craig Engler)1612218706.0
Prosecuting a crime is justice. Your tweet is vindictive. Your actions disingenuous, self-serving and proof you're… https://t.co/Qb3Wndf7nm— Brian J. Karem (@Brian J. Karem)1612218004.0
If you too mock Ted's wife and father, he will love you and shamelessly defend you forever. https://t.co/vHiaCrhWH9— Wajahat Ali (@Wajahat Ali)1612225165.0
Others online pointed out how silly it would be to take Cruz's opinions on this matter seriously, considering the role he played in aiding the President.
Vindictive impeachment? Ted Cruz was apparently reading Green Eggs & Ham (or hiding under his desk) when Trump prov… https://t.co/utaNgQnFj4— Jim Heath (@Jim Heath)1612221543.0
In the midst of a pandemic, the people I ran over with my car are advancing their agenda through a vindictively pre… https://t.co/qQhLbLBKt6— Erin accountability, then unity Ryan (@Erin accountability, then unity Ryan)1612220532.0
Says one of the lead insurrectionist leaders #TedCruz #ExpelTedCruzNow https://t.co/oERn8sgjrC— Sophia A. Nelson (@Sophia A. Nelson)1612219445.0
Attacks on Cruz came from all sides, with many people pointing out the Senator's willingness to kowtow to Trump despite the way the former President treated him.
EVERY ACCUSATION IS A CONFESSION, #TurdCruz. "Vindictive" is your Dear Leader's default setting, because he's a pet… https://t.co/VmIkMf2FrZ— Give Tara Dublin Josh Hawley’s Book Deal (@Give Tara Dublin Josh Hawley’s Book Deal)1612220365.0
@SenTedCruz You know what’s vindictive? What happened to Vindman. And Sally Yates. You know what’s vindictive? Enci… https://t.co/SR6c5w80j6— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette)1612214850.0
@SenTedCruz So you wanted to impeach and remove Clinton for lying about a BJ, but have no problem with trump inciti… https://t.co/cnaRsywG58— Agolf Twitler Slayer (@Agolf Twitler Slayer)1612219193.0
Is every trial vindictive? Should people just ignore it when a crime is committed? It would appear so in Ted Cruz's opinion.
@SenTedCruz Hey Ted: Want to know what's really vindictive?? You, helping incite a deadly insurrection. https://t.co/6aUUpU0YjE— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin)1612218834.0
@SenTedCruz Are you out of your mind? Our capitol was attacked. A cop had his eye gauged out. They brought IED’s to… https://t.co/PCefkZb2TK— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette)1612214586.0
@SenTedCruz Person who orchestrated insurrection against US, has some thoughts on whether or not we should hold ins… https://t.co/MnqzGOmRyu— David Rothschild (@David Rothschild)1612219391.0
Many Twitter users also pointed out that impeachment proceedings haven't stopped the Biden administration from continuing to pursue their legislative agenda.
@SenTedCruz Justice is not vindictive, it's justice.— Andrea R MD (@Andrea R MD)1612211556.0
Perhaps Ted Cruz's real fear is that he might be held accountable for his actions next.