Cruz attempted to troll Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) ― whose Monday interview with “Hardball” host Chris Matthews went viral thanks to the loud sound of what many people thought was a fart ― with an iconic clip of Steve Martin from the hit 1988 comedy film “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”
Swalwell has denied responsibility for the alleged televised toot.
And he responded to Cruz’s tweet with a reminder about one of the senator’s own embarrassing viral moments from 2017, when Cruz (or whoever had access to his Twitter account) “liked” a hardcore porn video. Cruz later blamed the incident on a staffer who’d “inadvertently hit the like button.”
Other Twitters users also recalled Cruz’s NSFW gaffe, while others poked fun at his loyalty to President Donald Trump:
Lol remember when you tweeted out porn?
— Matt Bush (@ItsMattBush) November 20, 2019
Trump berated your wife and now you worship him.
That’s it, that’s the joke.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) November 20, 2019
Remember when you liked a porno tweet on 9/11’s birthday?
— mike mulloy (@fakemikemulloy) November 20, 2019
DOES. TED. CRUZ. THINK. FARTING. AND. PEEING. ARE. THE. SAME. THING.
— Katie MacBride (@msmacb) November 20, 2019
If you’re like me, you’re amazed that republicans won’t protect the constitution or this country. Then you remember what trump said about ted Cruz’s wife and remember that they don’t even stand up for themselves. https://t.co/gLCGkLnJqU
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) November 20, 2019
You’re my senator. I didn’t vote for you but you still represent me.
I can’t believe that I need to write this: Laugh at farts on your own time. Not at work.
— Louise Liller (@LouiseLiller) November 19, 2019
Come on guys, he has a lot of time on his hands since the Senate has voted on essentially nothing. Maybe Cruz can help Mitch McConnell clear off his desk. It must be hard to find under all of those stacks of legislation slowly dying.
— AQuietMadness (@IntjMadness) November 20, 2019