“If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., famously joked last year.
Cruz, who was among the last Republicans standing in the primary season before eventually bowing out to Donald Trump, is trying to re-brand himself, particularly since it looks like he will have to wait until at least 2024 before attempting another run at the White House.
In a Politico story published this week, there is an anecdote about Cruz trying to repair some of his relationships by starting a weekly basketball game. The story says Cruz, despite having terrible form, is not that bad of a shooter.
Deadspin, a popular sports-centered site and ferocious critic of Cruz, wanted pictures (and video) of Cruz playing hoops — or, at least, dressed in basketball gear. The photos, presumably, would be humiliating or, at least, unflattering.
Cruz — or someone on his social media team — had the perfect response, tweeting a photo of Duke’s Grayson Allen back to Deadspin.
Many have pointed out how similar Allen and Cruz look. It’s been a running joke for several years online.
Deadspin did not take kindly to Cruz’s response, firing off a three-word tweet in response. And Cruz came back once again in the right tone.