Here's something that will probably not surprise you: nobody likes Ted Cruz.
Al Franken's new book Giant of the Senate contains some great stories about the Texas senator who is like if Grandpa Munster started reading Ayn Rand. Turns out he's even despised by his fellow senators.
A week or so ago, Franken revealed a particularly biting joke that actually managed to silence Ted, who he says has had it coming due to his insufferable and smarmy nature.
— jonathantilove (@JTiloveTX) May 24, 2017
A mammoth burn. Dear God, Al.
Ted Cruz, who looks like if a hastily made ventriloquist dummy came to life while watching The 700 Club, offered a rebuttal in the form of an insanely good "covfefe" tweet.
Covfefe? Hard to say, but I hear Al Franken's new book is full of it ;) https://t.co/o6BSSUyKE4
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 31, 2017
Franken did a town hall conversation on Wednesday with The Hill Editor-in-Chief Bob Cusack and revealed something even funnier in regards to the senate's annual Secret Santa ritual: people apparently physically recoil when they pick out his name from the hat.
“I’ve had people pick out Cruz’s name and then drop it on the floor. I’ve actually had that happen,” he explains. Which is an understandable response.
Ted Cruz, who looks like the halfway point of Ronald Reagan animorphing into a blob fish, has yet to reply to this anecdote. But the Franken/Cruz rivalry is definitely one to watch if this is the quality of content we're in for.