On Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to Twitter to attempt to make fun of presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke for discussing his eight-year-old son’s fear that their home would cease to be livable in a climate change worst-case scenario.
Cruz tweeted saying, “Um, El Paso is land-locked,” in response to a video of O’Rourke explaining his son’s fears.
Beto next year in El Paso…. pic.twitter.com/BDWVJ2LyYz
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 5, 2019
Of course, Cruz’s ignorance was quickly called out by Twitter users.
Here are some of the best responses:
Did you miss when the landlocked Midwest had catastrophic floods this year? Or do you just not give a shit what happens outside of DC and your fantasy version of Texas? El Paso is no more immune than anywhere else.
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) September 5, 2019
What a stupid response. Climate change is impacting everywhere, knucklehead
— John Weaver (@jwgop) September 5, 2019
Come on, can't you let Ted dunk on beto's kid in peace?
— Orange of Species (@toastfuker) September 5, 2019
The chyron actually SAYS THIS. Reading is not one of Ted's skills, apparently.
— Cathy Fracasse (@cmf_egrma) September 5, 2019
Apparently, the Senator from Texas doesn’t understand the words “extreme heat”.
But then again, he is really from Canada. 🤷🏻♀️
— MC (@mchayden100) September 5, 2019
Ted Cruz here trying to outdumb the President for the sake of owning the libs. pic.twitter.com/P5qI19wVyP
— Tia (@Tia_Arizona) September 5, 2019
You know “uninhabitable” can mean things besides “under water,” yes? Similar to if someone said trump “humiliated you,” it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re talking about how he lied about your dad. They could also be talking about how he called your wife ugly. For instance.
— Joe Port 🇺🇸 (@JoePort) September 5, 2019