Republican Senator Ted Cruz has been criticized for making a trip to America’s southern border as the conservative Texan politician once again became the butt of jokes and memes on the internet.
In the style of a wildlife documentary, Cruz captured his experience with the help of professional photographers and shared his recent trip to the US-Mexico border on social media Thursday evening, where he aimed to shed light on what Republicans have called a crisis.
Sporting a dark green peach shirt and matching baseball cap with the Texas flag, Cruz spoke at a press conference where he sought to paint a dramatic picture of his experience: “Across the aisle.” the river, we listened to and saw the members of the cartel. – human traffickers – right across the river waving flashlights, yelling and taunting Americans, taunting the border patrol.
Despite his claims that the border situation is a direct result of the Biden administration’s immigration policies, residents of the Rio Grande Valley have said such a crisis does not exist. In fact, the number of border crossings under the Biden administration largely mirrors those of the former Trump administration. Cruz was accompanied by 18 other Republican senators, including John Cornyn, Susan Collins and Linsey Graham.
After claiming to have met rowdy cartel members and seen a corpse floating in the Rio Grande, Cruz was ridiculed by many, including former congressman Beto O’Rourke who said: “You are in a boat of border patrol armed with machine guns. The only threat you face are unarmed children and families seeking asylum (as well as the occasional rowdy). “
O’Rourke added, “If you’re looking for a crisis to cosplay the Senator for, I’m happy to point you in the right direction. ”
Some have compared Cruz’s attempt at integrated journalism to a scene in Jurassic Park.
The comedians on Twitter took advantage of the stunt of the Republican senator.
Others have referred to the young senator’s recent vacation to Cancun, Mexico, which he recently took as millions of Texans were left without power and heat during a deadly winter storm.
Even more compared the ride to a scene from Deliverance, a film about four townspeople venturing into rural Georgia’s backwoods by canoe.