Adam Kinzinger Makes Fun Of Ted Cruz For Being A Dummy

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) joined those mocking Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week over a very public flub that the Senator made regarding geography. Cruz found an image online of an entity identified as “WA Government” speaking against dancing on New Year’s Eve due to precautions against COVID-19, and subsequently, Cruz ranted against the so-called “power-drunk” Democrats who conservatives have so often gathered against. The problem is that the message from the “WA Government” had nothing to do with Democrats. It wasn’t from Washington state… it was from Western Australia. Kinzinger shared a screenshot of Cruz’s since-deleted tweet and wrote the following:

‘Since [Ted Cruz] deleted this, I’ll post as a reminder to all of us to DO YOUR RESEARCH before posting misinformation. WA means “Western Australia” not Washington state.’

Cruz is among the Republicans in Congress who often seem more interested in cultivating some kind of public persona than in engaging in substantive policy discussions. Once upon a time, he opposed Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, but that version of Cruz — whatever it was — is long gone, and now, he spends a significant chunk of his time doing… whatever exactly this is. It’s a note similarly inane to nonsense that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has put out recently: on Twitter just this week, she complained about what she called “Democratic Communism.” No policy that is or has been promoted by the bulk of the modern Democratic Party has absolutely anything to do with Communism, at all. Can Greene even define Communism? These people are ignorant embarrassments.

Cruz recently indicated that he’d be interested in running for president again, saying that “there’s a reason historically that the runner-up is almost always the next nominee. And that’s been true going back to Nixon or Reagan or McCain or Romney. That’s played out repeatedly; you come in with just [an] enormous base of support.” In other words, it sounds like he’s been thinking about this prospect for some time… although the level at which Trump swamped him in the 2016 Republican presidential primary suggests that Cruz is not in a position to speak authoritatively about having an “enormous base of support,” even though he finished second. Cruz would no doubt potentially run again in the event that Trump himself didn’t.