After Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced that former GOP rival Carly Fiorina will be his running mate, California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) went on a Twitter rant against the newly-minted duo, calling the two "mean" and "meaner."
Boxer, a surrogate for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, has tussled with Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, before. The California Democrat defeated Fiorina in a 2010 Senate race. Following Wednesday's announcement, Boxer slammed Cruz for picking a running mate who "skirted the law to sell computer parts" to Iran.
The comment was in reference to a statement Fiorina made at a Republican debate about being unaware that, during her time at the helm, HP was selling printers to Iran at a time when it was illegal for U.S. companies to do so.
.@TedCruz talks tough on Iran, but his "running mate" was soft on Iran when she skirted the law to sell them computer parts.— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016
Boxer then continued her rant against the pair, even offering up a "slogan idea" for the Cruz campaign.
Slogan idea for the Cruz/Fiorina "ticket": "Mean & Meaner"— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016
Cruz/Fiorina= a perfect match. He wants to ship immigrants out and she's a champion at shipping jobs out.— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016
Boxer's jabs then turned toward her successful Senate run against Fiorina — 52 percent to 42 percent — and the former HP leader's rough merger with Compaq, which lead to the laying off of thousands of employees and caused the company's stock to plummet.
Cruz thinks Fiorina will help in California. Maybe he doesn't know Carly left after she lost by a million votes?— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016
I predict that the latest @CarlyFiorina merger will be as successful as her last one.— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016
Boxer revealed earlier this year she will be retiring from Congress after the fall elections.
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