Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) mocked Republicans who suck up to Donald Trump and critics couldn’t cope with the irony.
“Just after, I’d appreciate to see a Republican applicant stand up in a most important and say, ‘I am a average, institution squish. I stand for completely practically nothing.’ It would be refreshingly genuine at minimum. But no one states that,” Cruz reported through a marketing campaign party for Pennsylvania Senate GOP candidate David McCormick this 7 days. Trump has endorsed McCormick’s rival in the main race, Mehmet Oz.
“And by the way, they all pledge their appreciate for Donald Trump,” he continued. “‘I adore Donald Trump,’ ‘No, no. I love Donald Trump much more.’ ‘No, no, no. I have Donald Trump tattooed on my rear end.’”
A male in the audience yelled, “Let’s see it.”
“I like you, but not that considerably,” Cruz responded in a video shared by The Recount.
Twitter users reminded Cruz of his personal bowing down to Trump, even following the previous president insulted the Texas Republican’s spouse and distribute conspiracy theories about his father.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.