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).”
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.”
But Alexander was not alone in his response. Bennet himself replied to Cruz.
He shared a gif of Newman, Seinfeld’s irritating nemesis.
Others also responded directly to Senator Cruz.
There was a distinct lack of love and support for Senator Cruz.
Meanwhile Bennet turned Cruz’s dig into an opportunity.
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.
Hindsight is 2020, indeed.