I think it’s fair to say that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is having a terrible month ahead of the midterm elections.
Last week, Cruz was mocked for posting a video of Rep. O’Rourke delivering a rousing speech talking about the killing of Botham Shem Jean, a Black man shot to death in his own apartment by a white police officer. The video was well-received, and many wondered why Cruz was effectively campaigning for O’Rourke.
On Monday night, he was chased out of a DC restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protestors. Cruz and the Supreme Court nominee have been friends for decades.
Now, the internet can’t stop laughing after photos of Cruz emerged on social media showing him slouched down in an airplane seat, staring at a photo of his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX),
It’s unclear if the photo Senator Cruz is looking at is part of an article or if it’s just a photo of Rep. O’Rourke, or when the photo of the embattled Texas Senator was taken.
Many on Twitter had a good time mocking the Texas Senator, whose race in deep red Texas is now rated a “tossup,” for the photo of him staring at his competitor.
Others pointed to the faces of the passengers behind Cruz. And some expressed sympathy for the candidate a top White House aide suggested might lose his re-election bid for being unlikeable.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski tweeted the photos, crediting Politico Playbook, a daily email newsletter from Politico.
Per Politico: Ted Cruz was spotted on his phone on a flight back from DC looking at a photo of Beto O'Rourke.
— andrew kaczynski🧐 (@KFILE) September 25, 2018
And mockery quickly ensued:
Beto's so cool even Cruz is crushing on him. https://t.co/AS2e76r9HK
— E/DubResists 📚 (@mossback_cat) September 25, 2018
— Greg Gantz (@Gantz9) September 25, 2018
In his heart of hearts, Ted knows he's going down. https://t.co/oFDL0NOEfJ
— Alex Robertson Textor 🇪🇺 (@textorian) September 25, 2018
The faces of the people behind him have me giggling. https://t.co/YwS0YIrRiU
— Becca (@frogtosser) September 25, 2018
whispers "you had me at hello" https://t.co/gavNDR8vHp
— JPat24 (@JMPat24) September 25, 2018
— John Anzalone (@JohnAnzo) September 25, 2018
— Cookie (@cookieshotgun) September 25, 2018
The most relateable and human Ted Cruz has ever been https://t.co/nqlbajwrsm
— Rocco (@RoccosRev) September 25, 2018
I mean, I have a crush on @BetoORourke, too…
— 🇺🇸Zane Marshall🌈 (@TsCXanatos) September 25, 2018
Imagine being that doughy and slouched and having your opponent be the second coming of JFK. https://t.co/SoEoDsSbvu
— Marc Levitt (@levittmarc) September 25, 2018