Texas GOP Senator and former presidential candidate Rafael "Ted" Cruz recently remarked on the campaign of a fellow Senator. Cruz offered mockery, not advice or encouragement to Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet regarding his presidential campaign.
Cruz took to Twitter to bash his fellow Senator. He posted:
"Michael Bennet’s campaign is a Seinfeld campaign—about nothing—that typifies the Left’s empty rage in 2020. In a decade in the Senate, he’s done very little...but he did stomp his foot & yell at me on Senate floor (which he features in fundraising emails)."
Michael Bennet’s campaign is a Seinfeld campaign—about nothing—that typifies the Left’s empty rage in 2020. In a de… https://t.co/aJI9fdu8c0— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1556835425.0
But someone had a response for Cruz.
Actor Jason Alexander—who starred alongside Jerry Seinfeld on the hit comedy—posted an answer to Cruz's dig at Bennet.
Channeling his Seinfeld character George Costanza, Alexander posted:
"So [Senator Ted Cruz] has called [Senator Bennet] a 'Seinfeld campaign', claiming it’s about nothing. I’ve met Bennett. He is a great man and real choice for POTUS. As for Cruz - the jerk store called and they’re running out of you. I say, the faster the better."
So @SenTedCruz has called @SenatorBennet a “Seinfeld campaign”, claiming it’s about nothing. I’ve met Bennett. He i… https://t.co/aBy3r7axn9— jason alexander (@jason alexander)1557156709.0
But Alexander was not alone in his response. Bennet himself replied to Cruz.
He shared a gif of Newman, Seinfeld's irritating nemesis.
@tedcruz https://t.co/GHrQ2x66Lk— Michael Bennet (@Michael Bennet)1556838426.0
Others also responded directly to Senator Cruz.
@tedcruz https://t.co/T0UENviE5B— Melanie (@Melanie)1556844038.0
@tedcruz Most stomp their feet and yell at you so to speak. You’re the most disliked person in the Senate. Think you’d get used to it.— Robin 🌊🌊🌊 ❄️ (@Robin 🌊🌊🌊 ❄️)1556886142.0
@tedcruz https://t.co/BzmVeOjliK— Andrewieville (@Andrewieville)1556893918.0
@tedcruz Hey Beardo, you should primary Trump.— Edgar Frog (@Edgar Frog)1556903490.0
@tedcruz https://t.co/cPhOQHfhuA— Lenny Velasquez (@Lenny Velasquez)1556905245.0
@tedcruz Seinfeld was an extremely successful sitcom. Is this really the comparison you meant to make?— aggiebred91 (@aggiebred91)1556909672.0
@tedcruz https://t.co/YdMwE6RSun— 37L (@37L)1556899063.0
@tedcruz You deserved it— CL (@CL)1556885607.0
@tedcruz https://t.co/ppRa9qr5YQ— Ronnie McBrayer (@Ronnie McBrayer)1556888167.0
There was a distinct lack of love and support for Senator Cruz.
@tedcruz Thank you Ted- you made it so easy for me to find the tweet with the link where to donate to… https://t.co/L1yVv5jf79— Krissy Ferro (@Krissy Ferro)1556886166.0
@tedcruz Did you crash your car into him? https://t.co/6cAFLNf8xn— Maguire Comedy Moments (@Maguire Comedy Moments)1556835512.0
@tedcruz He really got under your skin, eh, Susan?— Kimberly Bower (@Kimberly Bower)1556850997.0
@tedcruz That's a Helluva endorsement, sir. Anyone who yells and dresses down Ted Cruz can take my wallet.— Trois Gymnopedies (@Trois Gymnopedies)1556884920.0
Meanwhile Bennet turned Cruz's dig into an opportunity.
Looks like it would tick off Ted Cruz if I made it to the debate stage. Here's where you can chip in $1:… https://t.co/ZbigFinvgE— Michael Bennet (@Michael Bennet)1556841141.0
Bennet joined a crowded field of Democrats seeking the presidency. Cruz once ran against Donald Trump, but so far only one Republican announced their intent to campaign against the President.