While the Senate remained open for business on Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was back in his home state of Texas to attend to a vital civic function: jury duty.
"Reporting for jury duty in Houston: Ted Cruz," tweeted Amanda Carpenter, his communications director.
Carpenter also showed Cruz going through a security station, a tweet that led to extensive commentary on Cruz's decision to wear white socks.
Carpenter later tweeted that she was told by a Texan that when you wear boots, "you can wear whatever socks you like.
People serving with Cruz tweeted that they got to meet with the senator, who is also a potential presidential candidate in 2016:
Wow! @SenTedCruz has jury duty with me today. This is so awesome— PUT (@putnammm)January 9, 2015