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Another Texas Republican Took a Swipe at Ted Cruz. See How His Spokeswoman Returned Fire With These Seven Brutal Tweets.

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"If leadership could hold up vote for leverage on legislation they could have stopped it to, you know, support the Constitution. They didn't."

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) waits to speak at the Heritage Foundation January 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

The subtweet: It's how everyone from your neighbors' kid to Justin Bieber chucks insults and criticism online without directly naming their target.

Add Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Texas) to the list of subtweeters.

On Saturday morning, the Hill noted that Cornyn seemed to be lashing out at fellow Texas Republican — and presidential candidate — Sen. Ted Cruz with the tweet below.

"FYI: Cloture ends debate only," Cornyn wrote. "It does not confirm a nominee. Otherwise a subsequent vote on whether to confirm a nominee is meaningless."

As the Hill noted, Cornyn seemed to be chastising Cruz for skipping the final vote on the confirmation of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch — especially given Cruz' outspoken opposition to Lynch.

Cruz was the only senator not present at the Thursday confirmation vote, apparently because he needed to get to a fundraiser in Texas that evening.

Cruz' camp has long argued that cloture was what mattered.

"If the Senate could get 60 votes for cloture, they could get 51 for final confirmation," Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter tweeted Thursday. "Cloture is the only vote that mattered."

When Cornyn's Saturday subtweet surfaced, it didn't take Carpenter long to fire back with a series of tweets.

"If [Republican] leadership could hold up vote for leverage on legislation they could have stopped it to, you know, support the Constitution," she wrote. "They didn't."

Read the blistering tweets below:

Cornyn seemed to acknowledge the Cruz camp's point in a tweet later Saturday.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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