Ted Cruz bites back at ‘True Blood’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) delivers remarks at the Faith and Freedom Coalition “Road to Majority” policy conference in Washington, on June 19. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

There were only a few ways Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) could react to HBO’s “True Blood” portrayal of Texas Republicans being viciously murdered at a fictitious Cruz fundraiser.

He could have ignored it, or laughed it off. But he went political.

A scene in Sunday’s episode took place at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, where a Cruz function was being held. The vampires who went made disparaging comments about the Republicans in attendance (What do you expect? It’s Hollywood.) and then there was a gruesome bloodbath. (We admittedly do not watch “True Blood,” so we can’t offer further context, but we know it’s a show about vampires and can be quite grisly.)

Cruz, not known for mincing words, shot back on social media several times Tuesday, drawing a comparison between the undead and Democrats. On his Facebook page Cruz wrote:

Of all the places I never thought to be mentioned, HBO’s True Blood vampire show would have to be near the top of the list. Sunday night, they aired a misogynist and profanity-ridden episode where Texas Republicans are murdered attending a “Ted Cruz fundraiser.”

Well, I’m sorry to have lost the vampire vote, but am astonished (and amused) that HBO is suggesting that hard-core leftists are blood-sucking fiends….

Apparently he didn’t think he’d quite gotten his point across because less than two hours later, Cruz tweeted:

Now only a true politician could spin a vampire massacre into an allegation of Democratic voter fraud.

Colby Itkowitz is a national reporter for In The Loop.
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