Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been raked over the coals for a painfully unaware tweet about climate change.
“Um, El Paso is land-locked,” Cruz wrote on Thursday in response to Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s claim that his young son feared global warming would soon make their home city uninhabitable.
Cruz followed it up with this gif:
Hundreds of tweeters were quick to remind Cruz, however, that climate change does not only affect sea levels:
Ted, do you think the only effect of climate change is related to sea levels rising, or are you just a liar?
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) September 5, 2019
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
I also hear there are parts of Texas where you can fry an egg not he sidewalk in summer. Imagine what it will be like once Climate Change comes with its unrelenting oppression.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 5, 2019
thank god only coastal cities experience weather
— Miles Klee (@MilesKlee) September 5, 2019
Are you familiar with this oft-sighted object?
It can make stuff super hot. pic.twitter.com/EDzrbfhLZz
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) 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
Apparently, to Cruz, 120F is okay as long as there's no ocean nearby.
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) September 5, 2019
Um, have you heard of heat
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) September 5, 2019
How the hell did Harvard give this guy a law degree?
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) September 6, 2019
So....are you admitting that climate change is in fact real? Or are you revealing that you don’t understand that environmental catastrophe is not just defined by rising waters?
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 5, 2019
Ted, I implore you to read something—anything—about climate science. Hint: there’s a lot of changes that have nothing to do with water!
— marisa kabas (@MarisaKabas) September 5, 2019
When a sitting senator doesn't realize climate change doesn't just mean rising sea levels 🙄 Keep up, Ted. https://t.co/0DkpwQrZqn
— Nydia M Velázquez (@ReElectNydia) September 5, 2019
Does ted Cruz believe the only consequence of climate change is sea level rise https://t.co/4KKG4b0J8J
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) September 5, 2019
That moment when you realize a sitting US Senator believes landlocked places are immune to weather. https://t.co/4xqhVZeedY
— Alex Whitcomb (@AlexWhitcomb) September 6, 2019
Does Ted Cruz think climate change is just rising sea levels? https://t.co/F7fAfLM4wV
— Secular Talk (@KyleKulinski) September 5, 2019
imagine youre so dumb as a us senator you think climate change cant affect you if you're landlocked https://t.co/qYsYoDzK7F
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) 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
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