Republican Senator Ted Cruz isn’t just one of the most corrupt, extremist, and mean spirited people in politics. He’s also one of the most tone-deaf. Cruz famously ran off to Cancun for a vacation while his state of Texas was under emergency conditions. Now Cruz has a particularly tone-deaf message for those Americans who are still out of work from the pandemic: “Get a job.”
No really, he said this. Artist and activist Bette Midler was having none of it, ripping Ted Cruz to pieces:
#Ted "Get a Job" #Cruz has a great job; he sits on his fat ass all day, collects $175,000 a year for doing ZIP but opposing #progress, with staff, office, police escorts, donors & bootlickers galore, and a pension vested after 5 years of "service". He deserves to lose that job.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) September 7, 2021
Here’s the kicker. The main reason so many Americans are still out of work is that Donald Trump, who hails from Ted Cruz’s Republican Party, did such a negligent job of botching the pandemic response that it led to an economic collapse that President Biden is still bringing us out of. Bette Midler is right: Ted Cruz shouldn’t be a Senator. He should resign immediately.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report