Ted Cruz picks fight with Al Franken on Twitter after the former senator called him a 'dick'

Former Senator Al Franken made the remarks while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday.

click to enlarge Most recently, Ted Cruz has vociferously criticized the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. - Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Most recently, Ted Cruz has vociferously criticized the FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate.
Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz clapped back at Al Franken after the comedian and former Minnesota senator called Cruz a "dick" while guest hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday.

"I think one of the most serious issues facing our country today is just how big a dick Ted Cruz is," Franken said to thunderous applause. "I've said it before, but I probably like Ted Cruz more than most of my colleagues liked Ted Cruz, and I hate Ted Cruz. Ted Cruz is probably one of the most famous senators because, as I mentioned, he's a huge dick."

Whether it's yelling at airport checkout counter staff, throwing a tantrum because a fictional muppet received a COVID-19 vaccine or, of course, jetting off to Cancun while his constituents froze during Winter Storm Uri — Cruz does often partakes in what could be considered dickish behavior.

Even so, Cruz responded to Franken's Tuesday monologue on Twitter by calling Franken — who resigned from the U.S. Senate in 2019 after being accused of sexual misconduct — a "serial groper."
"Serial groper…& disgraced, unemployed socialist… is now guest hosting on national television and fantasizing about my genitalia," Cruz tweeted on Wednesday. "Stop calling me, Al. I don't want to date you."

Cruz has been on a roll as of late, calling the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI's search of former President Donald Trump's home a "fishing expedition", among other things, since the "raid" at Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8.

Most recently, Cruz continued his crusade against the investigation of the former president on Thursday, tweeting that "AG Merrick Garland has turned FBI agents into a nakedly political group of stormtroopers."

Cruz is next up for re-election in 2025.

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Michael Karlis is a Staff Writer at the San Antonio Current. He is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., whose work has been featured in Salon, Alternet, Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Orlando Weekly, NewsBreak, 420 Magazine and Mexico Travel Today. He reports primarily on breaking news, politics...

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